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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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BLOG: Turning over an opposition lineout

Jimmy Longbottom uses Opta data to analyse the impact of turning over an opposition lineout in international rugby.
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BLOG: Team performance analysis in rugby union

Neil Watson, lecturer at the University of Cape Town, assesses characteristics between winning and losing teams.
Posted by Neil Watson at 00:00
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GUEST BLOG: Exploring data analysis in rugby union

Neil Watson, lecturer in Statistical Sciences at the University of Cape Town, discusses the applications of data analysis in rugby union.
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NEWS: OptaPro to work with Australian Rugby Union (ARU)

The ARU announces Opta as its official data and statistics provider.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00

GUEST BLOG: So why did the All Blacks triumph in the Rugby World Cup?

Bill Gerrard analytically reviews the 2015 Rugby World Cup, focusing on the performance of tournament winners New Zealand.
Posted by Bill Gerrard at 00:00