Fouls & discipline in the Football League

Fouls & discipline in the Football League

Another spin-off from a work project for you today, although this one is also evolving something I looked at almost exactly two years ago. Following the tedious controversy around the refereeing performance in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Burnley I wanted to see which clubs are doing the most fouling, but also which are getting punished the most heavily. For each … Continue reading

Friday fun: players who haven’t…

Friday fun: players who haven’t…

While researching some match previews at work yesterday I dug out the interesting nugget that Jack Cork has played 12 times in the Premier League this season without his side conceding a goal when he’s been on the pitch. This looks to be down to a combination of his injury problems leading to a spate … Continue reading

Minute-by-minute: top flight tables

Minute-by-minute: top flight tables

Following on from yesterday’s successful test (read: no significantly hurtful abuse received) and today’s Football League versions, I’ve built animated GIF versions of minute-by-minute tables for the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga and Serie A: The way these work is as follows: Each graphic cycles through every club in a division in descending order of their … Continue reading

Minute-by-minute: Football League tables

Minute-by-minute: Football League tables

Following on from yesterday’s successful test (read: no significantly hurtful abuse received), I’ve built animated GIF versions of minute-by-minute tables for all 3 Football League divisions. The way these work is as follows: Each graphic cycles through every club in a division in descending order of their current league position (on an infinite loop with … Continue reading

An experiment: minute-by-minute league table

An experiment: minute-by-minute league table

A few seasons ago I tried to explore how league tables would look if matches finished earlier, and ended up putting together an animated league table which cycled through each scenario from a 1st minute to 90th minute finish. The problem was that having 90 frames of animation made it quite a ponderous experience and there was … Continue reading