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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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FILM: West Ham United present at the OptaPro German Conference

Rory Campbell, head of technical analysis at West Ham, presents at the OptaPro Conference in Germany.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00

BLOG: The art of crossing

Garry Gelade provides a written version of his 2017 OptaPro Analytics Forum presentation.
Posted by Garry Gelade at 00:00

Film: Reading FC present at the OptaPro German Conference

Jason Lawson, head of recruitment and analysis at Reading FC, delivers a presentation on his club's approach to opposition scouting and analysis.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00

BLOG: Expected assists in context

Tom Worville introduces the expected assists model and how the models helps to better quantify creativity.
Posted by Tom Worville at 00:00

PODCAST: How data can inform tactical selections

OptaPro's Ben Mackriell and Tom Worville share how they would apply performance data when playing under a particular philosophy.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00