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Today saw @Dtrombetta87 present to @sportCIES FIFA Master's students on OptaPro and the wider sports analytics indu… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 21 Feb

PODCAST: The latest #ThreeAtTheBack is now live. @LukeBornn and @devinpleuler join the pod to reflect on the… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 20 Feb

Practitioner @GarryGelade reflects on his 10 years in the sports analytics industry and discusses the evolving role… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 20 Feb

OptaPro is delighted to work with @UoLManSchool to support their MSc Sports Business & Management programme.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 19 Feb

This #OptaProForum review discusses implications from the day and explores how this industry can continue to progre… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 16 Feb

BLOG: A review of the 2018 #OptaProForum and its relationship with the wider football analytics industry.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 16 Feb

OptaPro is delighted to be nominated for the ‘Best elite performance technology’ at this year’s @SportTechAwards.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 15 Feb

An insightful thread from @LukeBornn on last week's #OptaProForum. Perspective. twitter.com/LukeBornn/stat… 13 Feb

Thank you to all who attended yesterday's #OptaProForum. Presentations and videos will be published over the coming weeks. PowerPoint. 8 Feb

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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: Sustainable possession

Some possessions are meandering treatises on the premise of slowly coaxing the opposition out of a disciplined shape. Other possessions are break-neck attempts to exploit a fleeting weakness. The rest of possessions reside in a limbo between these two extremes; not so fast that you're tripping over your own feet, but fast enough that you can still exploit open space. In this article, we will dig into this middling rate of play.
Posted by Devin Pleuler at 11:42

BLOG: Involvement

Our ongoing work into the revaluation of possession can now tell us not only how much time each team has had the ball, it also allows us to look at what teams have been doing – and which players have been doing it – in greater detail than ever before.
Posted by Sam Green at 16:17

COLUMBIA BLOG: Scoring Possessions

The first in a series of analytical blogs by a research team from New York's Columbia University.
Posted by Columbia University at 17:41

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