Beyond shots: OptaPro Forum 2015

Today I had the pleasure of presenting at the OptaPro Forum in London alongside some of my favorite analysts, including Simon Gleave and Garry Gelade, and in front of many others: Paul Riley, Mark Taylor, Colin Trainor, Michael Cox, and Omar Chaudhuri, to name just a few. I spoke about creating metrics for players and teams using expected goals – but without basing the models on shots. (Click here for the video.) The first part of the talk outlined my work to date with shots-based models, summarized here. Next I recapped the “danger zone entries” model posted here in December….
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