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NEWS: 2019 #OptaProForum presentations announced. Line-up. optasportspro.com/about/optapro-… https://t.co/emkTRCa5Dk 1 hours ago

Following @ATLUTD’s #MLSCup victory, the OptaPro MLS regular season review is now available to view. The analysis… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 10 Dec

JOB: The deadline to apply for the Head of Football position at OptaPro is 10th December. Leaping. optasportspro.com/about/optapro-… 6 Dec

Today sees OptaPro present at #TalentID2018, discussing how data can inform and enhance how we evaluate young playe… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 30 Nov

12 - There are 12 days until the application deadline for the OptaPro Head of Football position. Reminder. twitter.com/OptaPro/status… 29 Nov

12.6 - N'Golo Kanté is having 12.6 fewer touches (per 90) in his own half this season compared with 2017/18. Touchl… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 29 Nov

Analysing retention from throw-ins - @etmckinley from @AnalysisEvolved applies various analytical models to inform… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 28 Nov

NEWS: #OptaProSoccer to return in 2019. The second OptaPro analytics conference in North America takes place in Chi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 27 Nov

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Reading, Middlesbrough and early Championship stories

Writing for Statsbomb, Ben Torvaney analytically discusses performances across the Championship this season, focusing on Reading and Middlesbrough.

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StatsBomb season previews

In early August StatsBomb produced a range of analytical previews ahead of the start of many European seasons.

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Better to be direct or retain possession in the Championship?

Dave Willoughby statistically compares passing styles in the Premier League and Championship.

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The run-in: Eight teams, eight games

With 38 games played in the tightly contested Championship, Owain Thomas analyses the upcoming fixtures and performances of those in contention for promotion to the Premier League.

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Football League update: dominance and effectiveness

Ben Mayhew provides a February update to his attacking and defensive effectiveness graphics of all Football League sides.

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