Club survey

For a long time I’ve been curious about how fans feel about clubs other than their own. Aside from established rivalries, how do “neutrals” view each team, and which have built up the most positive and negative sentiment? I’ve thrown together a quick survey in which you can rate your feelings about each of the 116 clubs from the … Continue reading

2014/15 Fixture “Molecules”

2014/15 Fixture “Molecules”

Whenever the fixture lists are released, there are always a few tedious comments along the lines of “everyone plays each other twice – quelle surprise”, which completely ignores the main reason that fixtures are interesting (to me at least). While the organisers will do their best to spread matches out as evenly as possible, there … Continue reading

Conference Premier 2013/14 – Attack & Defence Graphics

Conference Premier 2013/14 – Attack & Defence Graphics

I thought I’d resurrect an old tradition of using our attack and defence graphics to compare each club’s performance, starting with the Skrill Premier. If you haven’t seen these before, here’s a quick summary of how they work: They show the quantity of shots per match on the horizontal and the quality (based on how many shots it … Continue reading

Interactive attack & defence graphics

Interactive attack & defence graphics

My attack and defence effectiveness graphics have been migrated to MatchStory: the Press Association’s new team for innovating with football data. There are now interactive versions for: English Premier League, Championship, League 1, League 2 and Conference Premier Scottish Premier League, Championship, League 1, League 2 German Bundesliga Spanish La Liga Italian Serie A French … Continue reading

An early look at the ‘big five’ European divisions

An early look at the ‘big five’ European divisions

There have been just about enough matches played across the ‘big five’ leagues to justify having a quick look at how they’re attacking and defending using my surely-by-now-famous scatter graphics, which are explained here. I’ve been tweeting out individual league graphics, which I’ll link to below first of all: English Premier division: Attacking & Defending German Bundesliga: Attacking & Defending … Continue reading

Skrill Premier: 12 games in

Skrill Premier: 12 games in

We’re now 12 matches into the Skrill Premier so it’s probably time for another glance at how the division’s teams are performing. I’ll show both of the graphics (which can be clicked on to bring up bigger versions) and then take a team-by-team canter through their performances, using last season’s charts for reference. Attacking Defending Club-by-club … Continue reading

An early look at Football League attack and defence

An early look at Football League attack and defence

It’s probably just about worth taking a look at the individual Football League divisions to see how things are shaping up, although it’s still pretty early in the season and the luck of the fixture list is still playing a part in how individual clubs have performed so far. I’d resist drawing any conclusions until … Continue reading

Player churn: Championship

Player churn: Championship

Following on from our League 2 and League 1 versions, the former of which contains a full explanation of the graphic for those who missed it, here is the Championship version of our club-by-club squad graphic: Observations Aside from loanee Michael Keane returning to Manchester United, all players who featured in at least 25% of possible … Continue reading

Player churn: League 1

Player churn: League 1

Following on from our League 2 version at the weekend, which contains a full explanation of the graphic for those who missed it, here is the League 1 version of our squad churn graphic: Observations Every side has lost at least 2 first team players from last season, although for the five teams at the … Continue reading