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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: Creating chances in the English Premier League

Mark Taylor, from The Power of Goals blog, returns with a new guest blog for OptaPro on how best to quantify chance creation.
Posted by Mark Taylor at 13:44

NEWS: International rugby sides extend use of OptaPro

The Scottish Rugby Union has extended their partnership with OptaPro .
Posted by Simon Farrant at 14:42

NEWS: Professional analysts on Twitter

OptaPro has set up a Twitter list, collating all professional club analysts in one place.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 14:44

BLOG: Laying down the gauntlet to AB de Villiers

Following Mark Boucher’s horrific injury AB de Villiers will probably assume wicket-keeping responsibilities for SA. This blog evaluates the statistical merits of that move.
Posted by Sam Green at 18:21

BLOG: OptaPro interview with Simon Kuper

Simon Kuper is an acclaimed author, and winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year in 1994 for his book Football Against the Enemy. He currently writes for the Financial Times, and co-authored Soccernomics with Stefan Szymanski, a book that examines established opinions on football and challenges them using data.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 10:17