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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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Podcast with Rory Campbell

This Analytics FC podcast features an interview with Rory Campbell, Head of Technical Analysis at West Ham United and an OptaPro Analytics Forum judge.

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The numbers don't lie: why football clubs place such importance on analytics

Jeremy Wilson of The Telegraph writes about the implementation of analytics within professional football, discussing issues with West Ham’s Rory Campbell, technical scout and analyst at the Premier League side.

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