Rethinking shots - @statlurker presents a model exploring how certain factors can impact a team’s shot generation a… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 22 Oct

Managing player pathways - this case study provides an insight into how @KNVB are monitoring and assessing players,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 18 Oct

45 – Harry Kane took the most shots from high clarity situations in the Premier League last season. Target.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 16 Oct

BLOG: Kane’s World – Shots, pressure and clarity in the Premier League In this latest OptaPro analysis, @Worvilletwitter.com/i/web/status/1… 15 Oct

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With the #OptaProForum submission deadline fast approaching (15th October), this analysis from @Torvaney, adapted f… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 12 Oct

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CASE STUDY: Managing player pathways at KNVB

An insight into how OptaPro is supporting the Dutch federation's national teams.

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BLOG: Kane’s World – Shots, pressure and clarity in the Premier League

Data scientist Tom Worville uses Opta's shot pressure and shot clarity qualifiers to identify the shooting habits of players in the Premi...

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NEWS: Pedro Marques of SL Benfica to participate in Q&A at 2019 OptaPro Analytics Forum

SL Benfica’s youth technical director, Pedro Marques, will return to the 2019 OptaPro Analytics Forum to participate in a Q&A session.

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NEWS: ProVision Cricket launched by OptaPro

Read about ProVision Cricket, the new product launched by OptaPro, developed in partnership with TruMedia.

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Rethinking shots: generation and conversion

Marek Kwiatkowski (@statlurker) presents a model exploring how certain factors such as home-field advantage and game-state can impact a team’s shot generation and conversion.

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Learning from Google and the RAF

As part of their FA technical director course, nine senior football figures have been obtaining different insights on management techniques from leaders in other industries.

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Eibar’s ferocious defence and Atletico’s lost identity

Dustin Ward (@SaturdayOnCouch) applies a host of defensive metrics to analyse the performances of team across Europe. This article draws on this work to focus on Eibar.

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Insights from Atlanta United

Atlanta’s Head of Technical Recruitment and Analysis, Lucy Rushton, talks about her role at the Eastern Conference leaders.

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Football wind maps

Neil Charles (@neilcharles_uk) takes an innovative approach to visualising passing data, taking inspiration from dynamic wind maps.

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OptaPro to support Eredivisie clubs this season

A collective deal with the Eredivisie sees OptaPro support all 18 clubs to inform and enhance their performance analysis work over the coming season.

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Recruitment analyst vacancy at Norwich City Football Club

Norwich City are hiring a recruitment analyst. The deadline for applications is Tuesday 14th August.

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Inaugural U.S. Soccer hackathon brings together data and the beautiful game

U.S. Soccer held their first hackathon this month. At the 24-hour event, participants could apply Opta data to answer soccer-focused questions.

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Inside the use of in-game tracking data at the World Cup

OptaPro marketing manager Ryan Bahia speaks with SportTechie, discussing how access to technology and live data in the dugout can influence decision-making.

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We have chosen Opta because it's one of the best data providers in the world. We believe that it's an important tool for our performance in World Cup 2014.
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Thiago Larghi
Lead Performance Analyst,
Brazil