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News and analysis from the OptaPro team.

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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GUEST BLOG: An alternative analysis of Key Passes

Colin Trainor mines OptaPro's Premier League Key Pass data in order to glean greater meaning.
Posted by Colin Trainor at 10:35

BLOG: Saints due to regress?

Is Southampton's defensive effectiveness sustainable?
Posted by Devin Pleuler at 13:54

BLOG: OptaPro Analytics Forum - The judges speak

Ahead of the submission deadline for the OptaPro Analytics Forum on Monday 28th October, we caught up with two of the high-profile judges involved with the event. They tried to help us understand what they hope to see from the submissions when the judging begins in November, as well as at the event itself.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 17:07

NEWS: The OptaPro Analytics Forum - Date announced

The inaugural OptaPro Analytics Forum will be held on Thursday February 6th, at a central London venue.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 16:08

NEWS: Liverpool FC's Ian Graham added to Analytics Forum judging panel

Liverpool FC Director of Research Ian Graham has been added to the judging panel for the inaugural OptaPro Analytics Forum, to be held in February next year.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 17:20