Category Archives: League 2

League 2 match timelines: 6 Feb 2016

2016-02-06 L2 summary

As usual, here are the match timelines for each of the weekend’s League 2 matches. There’s a full explanation of these here, but in a nutshell they track how each team’s expected goals tally (the number of goals that the average team would have scored from their shots) changed over the course of the match. You can also compare these with how the E Ratings

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League 2 permutations: 6 Feb 2016

Permutations L2 2016-02-05

Here are the highest and lowest possible positions that each League 2 club can occupy after this weekend’s fixtures. I’ve drawn lines under the last play-off spot, mid-table and the last spot above the relegation zone on both “axes” for ease of reference. If you want to quickly browse versions of this graphic for other divisions then you can select VISUALISATIONS > PERMUTATIONS from the

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Midweek previews, 2 Feb 2016

2016-02-02 preview summary

Seeing as the midweek fixture schedule is fairly modest once again, I’ve combined the previews for the Football League and National League matches into one post. These templates smash together compact versions of two visualisations: each club’s E Ratings and their relative positions on the attack and defence scatter graphics. I’ve explained them fully here, but in summary they’re intended as a

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Manager of the month: League 2, January 2016

L2 MotM 2016-01

It’s been a while since I’ve had a crack at something new, so today I wanted to try “science-ing up” the imminent manager of the month awards with my own alternative version. Explanation in a single sentence I’ve used the difference between every club’s predicted and actual “expected goal difference” in their league matches last month to calculate which managers overachieved the most.

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League 2 match timelines: 30 Jan 2016

2016-01-30 L2

As usual, here are the match timelines for each of the weekend’s League 2 matches. There’s a full explanation of these here, but in a nutshell they track how each team’s expected goals tally (the number of goals that the average team would have scored from their shots) changed over the course of the match. You can also compare these with how the E Ratings

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League 2 previews, 30 Jan 2016

2016-01-30 Plymouth Wycombe

Here are the preview graphics for the weekend’s cup-depleted League 2 fixtures. These templates smash together compact versions of two visualisations: each club’s E Ratings and their relative positions on the attack and defence scatter graphics. I’ve explained them fully here, but in summary they’re intended as a simple pre-match comparison of two teams ahead of a match using high-level performance data. The

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