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NEWS: OptaPro to support @BirkbeckBEI with football analytics module on the Sport Management and the Business of Fo… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 16 hours ago

BLOG: With @J_League resuming following the World Cup, OptaPro takes a closer look at the key standout performers s… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 18 Jul

‘The state of soccer technology and innovation’ – this insightful @SportTechie series with a range of practitioners… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 17 Jul

#ThreeAtTheBack - The OptaPro podcast explores how analysts at international federations approach major tournaments… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 11 Jul

NEWS: OptaPro is attending @simai2018 in Rome today, delivering a presentation on the application of data models &… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 4 Jul

BLOG: Ahead of tonight’s T20 international, OptaPro have looked into the potential tactics which could influence th… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 3 Jul

This @SportTechie article discusses how access to technology and data in the dugout may influence decision-making a… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 3 Jul

A data-driven analysis of Mexico with a focus on their performances in the #WorldCup group stages. Counter. optasportspro.com/about/optapro-… 2 Jul

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BLOG: Augmenting free-kick data for more meaningful results

Why free-kick success doesn't tell the whole story: avoiding the pitfalls of a small sample size.
Posted by Devin Pleuler at 16:36

BLOG: The economics of possession

Devin Pleuler analyses the nature of possession and how certain teams use it.
Posted by Devin Pleuler at 15:28

BLOG: La Liga bias

How do passing games differ in England and Spain?
Posted by Devin Pleuler at 10:37

BLOG: Possession(s)

An attempt to redefine possession statistics, and analysis of Premier League teams.
Posted by Sam Green at 14:13

GUEST BLOG: Player turnover - Best practices at big-5 league level by Raffaele Poli

The hectic schedule of football competitions implies that player turnover is a hot topic in the professional game. This paper compares strategies followed by big-5 league clubs according to their last season’s results and allows us to highlight best practices in this area.
Posted by Raffaele Poli at 09:26