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The deadline for #OptaProForum submissions is tonight (midnight). Reminder. 16 Oct

The dealine for the #OptaProForum is tomorrow at midnight. Countdown. 15 Oct

There are just 3 days until the proposals deadline for the 2018 #OptaProForum. . Imminent… 13 Oct

With submission deadline approaching, we look back to Dennis Lock's guest talk from #OptaProForum2017. Dolphins.… 10 Oct

The #OptaProForum submission deadline is in 7 days. Rendezvous. 9 Oct

OptaPro have partnered with @FIGC to help deliver the first Hackathon in Italian football. Insight. 6 Oct

With the proposals deadline imminent, we look back to @DeanO_Lytics talk from #OptaProForum2016. Throwback.… 5 Oct

With two weeks until the proposals deadline, this article looks at whats new for #OptaProForum2018. Upgrade. 2 Oct

.@Squared2020 shows how a simple & insightful metric can be built to run live using tracking data. Process. 29 Sep

With just over 2 weeks until submission deadline OptaPro's latest blog interviews Forum judge @jmyrharkins. Expert. 28 Sep

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FILM: OptaPro Forum: Breaking down the possession game of FC Bayern

Abel Lorincz delivers a presentation analysing the passing networks of FC Bayern Munich.
Posted by Abel Lorincz at 00:00

GUEST BLOG: An alternative analysis of Key Passes

Colin Trainor mines OptaPro's Premier League Key Pass data in order to glean greater meaning.
Posted by Colin Trainor at 10:35

BLOG: La Liga bias

How do passing games differ in England and Spain?
Posted by Devin Pleuler at 10:37

GUEST BLOG: Villarreal 2011-12 - Breaking down a failed season

Ravi Ramineni, lead contributor for, has used Opta data to analyse Villarreal's disastrous 2011/2012 season in comparison to their impressive 2010 season. He uses some revolutionary data visualisations to effectively show the difference in performance.
Posted by Ravi Ramineni at 13:20