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

Player churn: League 2

Player churn: League 2

For those who weren’t aware, Ben Huxley (of @bootifulgame) and I now both form part of the Press Association’s product development team, combining our respective powers to come up with data and graphical innovations, with football very much part of our remit. There are quite a lot of ideas flying around the office which don’t immediately … Continue reading

Non-league – visual 2012/13 season summaries

I’m on holiday at the moment and therefore only catching up intermittently with football news, but one pleasing item to eventually catch my eye was BT Sport’s agreement to screen some Conference games next season. It reminded me that I hadn’t published final versions of the non-league visualisations for 2012/13, and as I’ve missed blogging … Continue reading

Championship – attack and defence 2012/13

Championship – attack and defence 2012/13

As for Leagues 1 and 2 earlier, here are the final attack and defence graphics for the Championship. Click on each to bring up full sized versions in separate tabs and the Explanations link above will be useful if you’ve not seen these before. Attack The noticeably negative goal differences of Huddersfield and Ipswich are less mysterious … Continue reading

League 1 – attack and defence 2012/13

League 1 – attack and defence 2012/13

As for League 2 earlier, here are the final attack and defence graphics for League 1. Click on each to bring up full sized versions in separate tabs and the Explanations link above will be useful if you’ve not seen these before. Attack Champions Doncaster and play-off winners Yeovil had the most clinical attacks in … Continue reading

League 2 – attack and defence 2012/13

League 2 – attack and defence 2012/13

Over the coming days I’ll be producing final versions of as many graphics as possible for the season, starting here with League 2. While it’s yet to be decided in what capacity this blog will exist next season, these are my all-time favourite creation and I’m determined that they will continue to exist. If you … Continue reading