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.@AlexRathke provides a write-up of his #OptaProForum poster, an in-depth analysis of corners across Europe. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Float. 7 hours ago

Featuring comment and insight from @MC_of_A, @mixedknuts & @11tegen11. Community. twitter.com/OptaSuit/statu… 8 hours ago

.@the_spearman combines Opta data and tracking data to showcase a passing model at the #OptaProForum. Probability. youtube.com/watch?v=0dbVAg… 29 Mar

The latest OptaPro podcast discusses data within German football after the OptaPro conference in Dortmund.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 29 Mar

#OptaProForum - @the_spearman presents a passing probability model that combines event and tracking data. Ping. youtube.com/watch?v=0dbVAg… 29 Mar

FILM - @the_spearman showcases a passing probability model at the 2017 #OptaProForum. Thread. youtube.com/watch?v=0dbVAg… 29 Mar

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BLOG: On the topic of Expected Goals and the repeatability of finishing skill

Lately, there has been a lot of discussion in the soccer analytics community around Expected Goals and it's repeatability. Public research in this area has perhaps been the most exciting development the community has had in recent times and in this post we attempt to summarize the crux of the arguments being made and provide an alternative direction to previous research.
Posted by Devin Pleuler at 10:49

BLOG: The OptaPro Analytics Forum - If You Don’t Buy a Ticket Can You Still Win the Raffle?

Oliver Page looks at how best to maximise a team's strategy in front of goal.
Posted by Oliver Page at 14:39

BLOG: Saints due to regress?

Is Southampton's defensive effectiveness sustainable?
Posted by Devin Pleuler at 13:54

BLOG: How will Remy's arrival help QPR?

An analytical look at how Loic Remy can help QPR.
Posted by Sam Green at 17:13

BLOG: EURO2012 - Super Mario II: Gomez's resurgence

During our research into the reasons behind Holland and Russia’s early eliminations from Euro 2012 (which can be found here) the comparison between Gomez’s performances in this tournament and its 2008 iteration caught our eye.
Posted by Paul Every at 14:24