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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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Goalkeepers: How repeatable are shot saving performances?

Colin Trainor analyses goalkeeper performance and the significance of 'repeatability' in evaluation.

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Penalty Kicks: Is guessing a sucker’s bet?

Blogger and 'keeper specialist 'Shut-out University' looks at penalties from the GK's perspective, and asks whether there are better ways to analyse a their performances.

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Never judge a goal keeper by his saves

How do you accurately rate a goal-keeper's performance?

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What can Szczesny’s decision-making tell us about luck?

More goalkeeping analysis from Paul Riley, looking at how individual keeper performances can tell us more about luck and skill.

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Hugo Lloris ‘is Bearings

Paul Riley delves further into comprehensive goalkeeping analysis, focusing on Hugo Lloris.

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If Hart's errors and Forster's saves don't tell the whole story, what does?

Sean Ingle discusses how best to analyse goal keeper's performances in The Guardian.

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