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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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Matthew Benham says he hates the term Moneyball

The Brentford owner speaks about the misunderstanding around statistical analysis in football.

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Number crunching: why analytics still adds up at Brentford

Writing for the Guardian, Sean Ingle explores the place of analytics in professional football.

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Interview with Brentford FC’s co-directors of football

FILM: Brentford FC co-directors of football Phil Giles and Rasmus Ankersen give an interview on their roles and long-term planning at the Championship club.

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