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In his debut blog for OptaPro, data scientist @WillTGM analyses central defender passing trends in the Premier Leag… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 17 Jan

VACANCY - we are recruiting a data scientist, who will work across @OptaPro & @OptaSuit. Opportunity. performgroup.com/careers/data-s… 16 Jan

Fantastic to have @WillTGM join the team. We'll be publishing Will's first blog for OptaPro this week, which explor… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 14 Jan

Valuing passes – @GarryGelade considers how passing performance can be evaluated using a Pass Reward model. Vision. optasportspro.com/about/interest… 10 Jan

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ESPN-hosted panel discussion - Analytics in Soccer

What role can analytics play in football? The panel at the 2012 Sloan Sports Analytics Conference explores this debate, and addresses the commonly held misperception that football can't be analysed in the same way as other sports.

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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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How costly are missed penalties?

In an EPL season that has been notable for the number of penalty chances spurned, Omar Chaudhuri looks at how this has affected overall results and related league standings.

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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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Head of Football Analytics vacancy at Leicester City Football Club

Leicester City is recruiting a Head of Football Analytics. The deadline for applications is Friday 30th November.

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