Discussion, analysis and conversation from OptaPro on data analysis and analytics within professional football.
26 - Launching the 2020 OptaPro Analytics Forum. Proposal.
OptaPro Forum judge (and previous presenter at the event) Will Gürpinar--Morgan and OptaPro data analyst Tom Worville are the two guests who join host Ryan Bahia to discuss the upcoming OptaPro Analytics Forum, sharing highlights from previous presentations, advice for future presenters and key areas of interest within this industry.
Further information on the OptaPro Forum can be found here: https://www.optasportspro.com/news-analysis/news-optapro-launches-call-for-proposals-for-2020-optapro-analytics-forum/
25 - An introduction to artificial intelligence. Buzzword.
Host Ryan Bahia is joined by AI scientist Paul Power (@counterattack9), and Bradford Griffiths, who leads innovation and product development at OptaPro, having initially been part of the staff at Scout7.
In this episode, Paul and Bradford provide a clear insight into what AI actually is, and crucially, how it can impact and be applied within the world of professional football.
24 - Interview with Brentford head of performance analysis Luke Stopforth. Bees.
Luke Stopforth (head of performance analysis, Brentford FC) joins host Ryan Bahia for an in-depth chat on his role at Brentford and the wider culture that has been developed at the Championship club, along with further insight on the evolution and progression of the analysis industry.
23 - Scouting, talent identification and football intelligence. Structure.
Miguel Rios, newly appointed Head of Football Intelligence at OptaPro, joins Ben Mackriell (Head of OptaPro) and host Ryan Bahia to share insight on his scouting career, identifying talent in different cultures and developing young players.
22 – Interview with SL Benfica youth technical director Pedro Marques. Águias.
Recorded at the 2019 OptaPro Analytics Forum, SL Benfica youth technical director Pedro Marques shares detailed insight on his role as well as his previous position at City Football Group, the evolution of the football analytics industry and the impact of data on a football club.
21 - Interview with New England Revolution analyst Tim Crawford. Evolution.
This Q&A discussion with Tim Crawford took place in January 2019, when OptaPro hosted its second #OptaProSoccer analytics conference in North America.
In this episode, Tim discusses his seven years at the club, their processes along with the role of data and analytics in informing on-field decision-making.