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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

Final fixture visualisations

Final fixture visualisations

As promised, I’ve updated my fixture visualisations one last time to account for the movements in promotion odds over the past few weeks. I’ve also enhanced the readability for colour-blind viewers by using a lighter green. I’ll cut straight to the chase – if you haven’t seen these before, there’s a short explanation via the … Continue reading

Football League fixture lattices

Football League fixture lattices

Introduction You may remember from last year that I developed a simple algorithm to visualise each team’s fixture list for the coming season, which I recently refreshed. It works like this: Quantify each club’s relative strength using a simple proxy measure: in this instance I’ve chosen Bet365′s current promotion odds (appended at the foot of … Continue reading

Championship fixture difficulty lattice

Championship fixture difficulty lattice

You may remember that I recently published my fixture heat maps for the new season, which largely resembled the design from 11/12. While I’ve been really pleased with the response to these, I worry that they look a bit garish. Below is an alternative attempt at visualising the relative difficulty of each team’s fixtures for … Continue reading

Round-up: recent appearances on other blogs

While I’ve not added to this site for a few weeks, I’ve been providing content to a number of club blogs by request. This has allowed me to further experiment with different ways of using my charts – each of the following posts analyses attacking and defensive performance charts in slightly different ways Nottingham Forest … Continue reading

Visualising fixtures: League 2 2012/13

Visualising fixtures: League 2 2012/13

Introduction You may remember from last year that I developed a simple algorithm to visualise each team’s fixture list for the coming season. It works like this: Quantify each club’s relative strength using a simple proxy measure: in this instance I’ve chosen Bet365′s current promotion odds (appended at the foot of this post). Even if … Continue reading

Visualising fixtures: League 1 2012/13

Visualising fixtures: League 1 2012/13

Introduction You may remember from last year that I developed a simple algorithm to visualise each team’s fixture list for the coming season. It works like this: Quantify each club’s relative strength using a simple proxy measure: in this instance I’ve chosen Bet365′s current promotion odds (appended at the foot of this post). Even if … Continue reading

Visualising fixtures: Championship 2012/13

Visualising fixtures: Championship 2012/13

Introduction You may remember from last year that I developed a simple algorithm to visualise each team’s fixture list for the coming season. It works like this: Quantify each club’s relative strength using a simple proxy measure: in this instance I’ve chosen Bet365′s current promotion odds (appended at the foot of this post). Even if … Continue reading

Visualising the 2011/12 fixtures … again

Back when the 2011/12 fixtures were released, I created ‘heat maps’ like this one as a way to visualise the shape of each team’s season in terms of fixture difficulty. The idea was that reading across any row would highlight that club’s relatively easy and tricky patches of games over the season. While they were … Continue reading