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BLOG: @MacRob85 discusses data in football, identifying players and informing decision-making. bit.ly/2g1Qfxo. Language. 9 hours ago

BLOG: @MacRob85 shares his experiences on using data to support decision-making within football clubs. bit.ly/2g1Qfxo. Audience. 12 hours ago

Congratulations @devinpleuler from all at OptaPro on winning the Eastern Conference. Finalists. 1 Dec

.@GregorydSam is representing OptaPro on the @promanchester Technology in Sport #techinsport breakfast panel this m… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 30 Nov

Expected Goal leaderboard for @LCFC. Foxes. https://t.co/IoI4THvIei 28 Nov

Visualising @LCFC’s shot locations (for and against) this season. Expectations. https://t.co/Y8rCrm71N6 28 Nov

Day two (today) of @SportDataNow will see @BenMackriell discuss the application of data in elite sport. Practitione… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 23 Nov

Expected Goal Leaderboard for @BVB. Fulcrum. https://t.co/TkDSPQkZYO 21 Nov

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Measuring dribbling skill

Nils Mackay draws on Tom Worville’s OptaPro analysis on ‘Carries’ in this latest article looking at ball progression.

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Passing and game state

Writing for StatsBomb, Dustin Ward assesses the impact of game state on how a team passes and progresses the ball.

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Crosses: Lessons from Liverpool

Garry Gelade provides an in-depth analysis of crossing, focusing on Liverpool’s approach over a four-year period.

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Podcast with Rory Campbell

This Analytics FC podcast features an interview with Rory Campbell, Head of Technical Analysis at West Ham United and an OptaPro Analytics Forum judge.

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How Arsenal can stop Costa from repeat show

The Premier League have published an article using Opta Data Scientist Tom Worville's 'carries' metric to assess how Arsenal (and every other Premier League team) can combat Diego Costa's attacking prowess.

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OptaPro Forum 2016: Find me a player like Andres Iniesta, Part 2

Neil Charles, a presenter at the OptaPro Analytics Forum 2016, provides a write-up of his experience at the event, and explains his poster presentation in detail.

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