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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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BLOG: Shots, pressure, clarity and the Premier League

Shot pressure and shot clarity, two new qualifiers, are applied in this innovative analysis focusing on Premier League teams.
Posted by Tom Worville at 00:00

BLOG: ProVision Series - a data profile of Bayern-bound Alphonso Davies

The latest in our ProVision series sees Paul Carr profile Bayern Munich's latest acquisition: Canadian winger Alphonso Davies.
Posted by Paul Carr at 00:00

NEWS: OptaPro expanding data science team

OptaPro’s data science team is expanding with numerous jobs across the team now available, covering data modeling, analysis and engineering.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00
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BLOG: Inside U.S. Soccer

Ross Moses, U.S. Soccer’s Director of Analytics and Research, shares insight on how the federation applies data and analytics to influence performance and selection.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00

BLOG: Counting across borders

Ben Torvaney's 2018 OptaPro Analytics Forum presentation provides a unified model for the effect of league and age on player output.
Posted by Ben Torvaney at 00:00