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The deadline for #OptaProForum submissions is tonight (midnight). Reminder. 16 Oct

The dealine for the #OptaProForum is tomorrow at midnight. Countdown. 15 Oct

There are just 3 days until the proposals deadline for the 2018 #OptaProForum. . Imminent… 13 Oct

With submission deadline approaching, we look back to Dennis Lock's guest talk from #OptaProForum2017. Dolphins.… 10 Oct

The #OptaProForum submission deadline is in 7 days. Rendezvous. 9 Oct

OptaPro have partnered with @FIGC to help deliver the first Hackathon in Italian football. Insight. 6 Oct

With the proposals deadline imminent, we look back to @DeanO_Lytics talk from #OptaProForum2016. Throwback.… 5 Oct

With two weeks until the proposals deadline, this article looks at whats new for #OptaProForum2018. Upgrade. 2 Oct

.@Squared2020 shows how a simple & insightful metric can be built to run live using tracking data. Process. 29 Sep

With just over 2 weeks until submission deadline OptaPro's latest blog interviews Forum judge @jmyrharkins. Expert. 28 Sep

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BLOG: Intentional assists and shooting in the Premier League

Johannes Harkins provides an in-depth analysis of intentionally assisted shots in the Premier League.
Posted by Johannes Harkins at 00:00

BLOG: OptaPro Forum: Attacking free-kicks: cross or shot?

Daniel Barnett converts his OptaPro Forum presentation on attacking free-kicks into a blog post.
Posted by Daniel Barnett at 00:00

BLOG: Assessing the use of game state in predictive models

The data shows that whether a team is winning or losing affects the shots they take, but should game state be included in predictive models?
Posted by Devin Pleuler at 13:00

BLOG: On the topic of Expected Goals and the repeatability of finishing skill

Lately, there has been a lot of discussion in the soccer analytics community around Expected Goals and it's repeatability. Public research in this area has perhaps been the most exciting development the community has had in recent times and in this post we attempt to summarize the crux of the arguments being made and provide an alternative direction to previous research.
Posted by Devin Pleuler at 10:49

BLOG: Manchester United - Shooting above the norm

Why are Manchester United scoring more goals than everyone else?
Posted by Sam Green at 14:22