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The deadline for #OptaProForum submissions is Monday 16th October. Reminder. twitter.com/OptaPro/status… 2 hours ago

.@donoir7 discusses his experiences in football, the application of data and his approach to learning in this lates… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 19 Sep

PODCAST: Interview with former #LCFC, #SkyBlues and #NCFC analyst @donoir7. bit.ly/2wswRGV. City. https://t.co/sFtvAiz6g2 19 Sep

JOB: @SouthamptonFC are recruiting a first team analyst. bit.ly/1iYMiem. Saint. 15 Sep

Former #OptaProForum judge @soccerquant shares expert tips on submitting a proposal. bit.ly/1M5Yhhp. Advic… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 14 Sep

PODCAST: From 2016, event judge @jmyrharkins & former presenter @GregorydSam share all things #OptaProForum. bit.ly/2fij4bm. Recap. 13 Sep

Proposals are currently being accepted for the 2018 #OptaProForum. bit.ly/2gQroTi. Submit. https://t.co/YZUME283IW 12 Sep

.@EuanDewar profiles attacking output in Serie A, discussing specific teams in the competition. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Defensive? 11 Sep

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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

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