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BLOG: Using the Opta sequence framework, @Dtrombetta87 profiles the different types of full-back in Serie A last se… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 21 hours ago

OptaPro #WorldCup analysis – this latest player profile focuses on Morocco’s Amine Harit. Creator. optasportspro.com/about/optapro-… 15 Jun

During this episode, Head of OptaPro @BenMackriell shares insight on the role of analysts during international tour… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 15 Jun

Representing OptaPro, data scientist @Worville attended the @CruyffInstitute in Barcelona this week to support thei… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 15 Jun

The latest OptaPro #WorldCup analytical player profile focuses on South Korea forward Hee-Chan Hwang. Poacher. optasportspro.com/about/optapro-… 13 Jun

The latest episode of Three At The Back discusses how international federations are applying data and technology at… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 12 Jun

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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