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News and analysis from the OptaPro team.

JOB: Leicester City is recruiting a Head of Football Analytics. The deadline for applications is Friday 30th Novemb… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 9 Nov

Inside @gloucesterrugby – OptaPro gets behind-the-scenes insights from the Premiership club’s performance analysis… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 9 Nov

4.9 – the xG overperformance of Serie A top scorer Krzysztof Piątek this season. The Polish striker is also the 2nd… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 9 Nov

JOBS: Positions in the data science team at OptaPro are available. Location is flexible (Perform Content has office… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 8 Nov

Heracles have adapted their playing style in @eredivisie this season, which has resulted in an increase in attackin… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 3 Nov

BLOG: Following their strong start to the @eredivisie season, OptaPro evaluates how Heracles have adapted their pla… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 2 Nov

In this @BBCSport feature, Scottish Rugby’s lead performance analyst @gavinvaughan1 provides an insight into opposi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 31 Oct

In this article for @SkySports, @ghostgoal applies Opta data and the sequence framework to provide a detailed analy… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 30 Oct

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GUEST BLOG: The challenges faced by Football League Clubs in devising and executing an overseas player identification and recruitment strategy

With over seven years of experience in recruitment and scouting, Chris Badlan shares the challenges of an overseas recruitment strategy.
Posted by Chris Badlan at 00:00

PODCAST: January transfer window

This episode of Three At The Back focuses on how clubs approach the January transfer window and a discussion on previous January transfers.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00

BLOG: Influencing from within

Rob Mackenzie discusses how to use data to support and inform decision-making within football clubs.
Posted by Rob Mackenzie at 00:00

PODCAST: Steve Head, Charlton Athletic Football Club

Charlton Athletic Chief Scout Steve Head is the guest on the latest episode of Three At The Back.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00

BLOG: “Can he adapt to our league?”

Sam Gregory applies data to assess how players can adapt when transferred from La Liga to the Premier League.
Posted by Sam Gregory at 00:00