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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

OptaPro and @TruMediaN's ProVision tool has been shortlisted for ‘Performance Technology of the Year' at this year'… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 8 Feb

Brentford are recruiting a scouting analyst (application deadline is 20th February). Further information can be fou… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 8 Feb

Headlining today, we’ve got @LukeBornn from the @SacramentoKings. Luke is VP, Strategy and Analytics at the Kings,… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 7 Feb

Now we have @FinerMargins, @FerdiaOHanrahan and @AlexRathke presenting optimal defensive strategies for corner situ… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 7 Feb

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As soccer analytics improve, is a wins above replacement statistic possible?

From the recent #OptaProSoccer event, Jonathan Tannenwald of the Philadelphia Inquirer spoke with OptaPro North American lead Oliver Miller Farrell on how teams can extract value and inform decision-making from performance data.

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Crosses are falling in the Premier League: why the focus on target men?

Writing for the Guardian, Sean Ingle applies Opta data to analyse the impact of target men and crossing in the Premier League.

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Measuring changes in attacking style in the Premier League

In this StatsBomb article, Mladen Sormaz and Dan Nichol apply data to analyse changes in attacking style in the Premier League.

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Interview with Marek Kwiatkowski

Matthieu Bouchépillon (@OMalytics on Twitter) interviews influential analytics community member Marek Kwiatkowski (@statlurker). The interview, in French and English, features discussion on Marek’s own work, where he sees the most impact from this style of analysis and thoughts on the wider contributions and activity throughout this industry.

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What scouts see

Garry Gelade’s latest blog assesses the relationship between what scouts see and the actions of players on the field.

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Liga NOS talents: beyond the big three

Tiago Estêvão uses Opta data in this article for StatsBomb, in which he assesses upcoming prospects in the Primeira Liga.

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