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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: Augmenting free-kick data for more meaningful results

Why free-kick success doesn't tell the whole story: avoiding the pitfalls of a small sample size.
Posted by Devin Pleuler at 16:36

BLOG: The economics of possession

Devin Pleuler analyses the nature of possession and how certain teams use it.
Posted by Devin Pleuler at 15:28

BLOG: La Liga bias

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

BLOG: Possession(s)

An attempt to redefine possession statistics, and analysis of Premier League teams.
Posted by Sam Green at 14:13

GUEST BLOG: Player turnover - Best practices at big-5 league level by Raffaele Poli

The hectic schedule of football competitions implies that player turnover is a hot topic in the professional game. This paper compares strategies followed by big-5 league clubs according to their last season’s results and allows us to highlight best practices in this area.
Posted by Raffaele Poli at 09:26