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Expected goal leaderboards – a roundup from the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga, Ligue 1 and Serie A.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 25 Apr

Keith Lyons (@520507) shares a comprehensive resource outlining previous work on expected goals. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Literature. 22 Apr

.@CIES_Football’s interactive digital atlas visualises squad data throughout Europe. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Comparison. 21 Apr

.@jair1970 applies a data-led analysis to dissect Tottenham’s performances over the past two seasons. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Contenders. 20 Apr

.@GregorydSam examines how conversion rates are assessed. Sample. twitter.com/OptaPro/status… 18 Apr

BLOG: @GregorydSam uses conversion rates to analyse how we assess finishing ability. bit.ly/2pcKJha. Assumption. 14 Apr

BLOG: @GregorydSam discusses how we assess finishing skill. bit.ly/2pcKJha. Bayesian. https://t.co/PuDnYmNddj 13 Apr

Dennis Lock, @MiamiDolphins Head of Analytics, discusses how data has been integrated within the franchise. Open. youtube.com/watch?v=xgSsI5… 7 Apr

FILM – Dennis Lock, Head of Analytics at @MiamiDolphins, delivers the guest talk at the #OptaProForum. Keynote. youtube.com/watch?v=xgSsI5… 7 Apr

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NEWS: John Coulson to feature on sports innovation panel at BT Tower

OptaPro's Head of Professional Football Services to sit on panel of industry experts.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00
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NEWS: Angus McNab to feature on MIT Sloan Analytics Conference soccer panel

OptaPro's Angus McNab is on the four-person soccer analytics panel at the Sloan Analytics Conference.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00

NEWS: Opta presenting at Sportdata & Performance Forum in Berlin

Opta will present at this year's Sportdata & Performance Forum.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 12:15

BLOG: OptaPro Analytics Forum - The judges speak

Ahead of the submission deadline for the OptaPro Analytics Forum on Monday 28th October, we caught up with two of the high-profile judges involved with the event. They tried to help us understand what they hope to see from the submissions when the judging begins in November, as well as at the event itself.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 17:07

NEWS: OptaPro's Devin Pleuler part of IBM panel

OptaPro's Advanced Data Analyst Devin Pleuler will be forming part of an innovative IBM panel on Thursday August 8th, discussing the convergence of professional sports, the cloud and Big Data via Twitter.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 17:36