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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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The frustrating promise of analytics: Football has a left-handed-pitcher problem

Mike Goodman, writing for Grantland, uses a baseball pitching analogy to provide an excellent overview of data analysis and its applications within football.

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Hockey analytics needs more theory, not just more data

With applications across all sports, @Draglikepull explores subjectivity and how teams are working with data in an article on SB Nation.

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My data analysis toolkit

Data analyst Neil Charles answers a host of questions about his preferred analytical software.

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