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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

Video: Minute-by-minute tables

Video: Minute-by-minute tables

A surprisingly popular aside last season was an animated look at how the Championship league table would be different if matches ended at specific minutes, so I’ve brought this up to date, refined it and expanded it to cover all 3 divisions. The video below advances time minute-by-minute, so it starts off showing how the … Continue reading

Timing of goals scored & conceded: Championship

Background You may remember some monstrous graphs from last season which showed what proportion of goals scored and conceded occurred early and late in a match. These were fine but painted an incomplete picture of the distribution and required a lot of scrolling, so I’ve been looking at ways to both broaden and compact this … Continue reading

2010/11 retrospective: the first 15 minutes

People seem to like massive graphs, so here are a few more. I looked at how League 2 sides started and finished matches a few weeks ago, so thought it was only fair to extend these investigations to the rest of the Football League. This first graph shows all 72 teams from last season, colour … Continue reading

League 2 retrospective: strong starters & finishers

Watching Torquay over the past few seasons, I’ve often found myself despairing at the number of late goals we concede. I began to wonder whether we were unusually poor at keeping things tight late on or whether this was a common problem at our level. Curiosity eventually triumphed over apathy: I took all 1,506 goals … Continue reading