Fouls & discipline in the Football League

Fouls & discipline in the Football League

Another spin-off from a work project for you today, although this one is also evolving something I looked at almost exactly two years ago. Following the tedious controversy around the refereeing performance in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Burnley I wanted to see which clubs are doing the most fouling, but also which are getting punished the most heavily. For each … Continue reading

Conference update: 21st February 2015

Conference update: 21st February 2015

I thought it was about time for another update to the attack and defence graphics for the four divisions below the Premier League, finishing here with the Conference. For each division there are three graphics – the first shows overall dominance, the second attacking performance and the third defensive performance. All are based on shot data … Continue reading

League 2 update: 21st February 2015

League 2 update: 21st February 2015

I thought it was about time for another update to the attack and defence graphics for the four divisions below the Premier League, focusing here on League 2. For each division there are three graphics – the first shows overall dominance, the second attacking performance and the third defensive performance. All are based on shot data … Continue reading

League 1 update: 21st February 2015

League 1 update: 21st February 2015

I thought it was about time for another update to the attack and defence graphics for the four divisions below the Premier League, focusing here on League 1. For each division there are three graphics – the first shows overall dominance, the second attacking performance and the third defensive performance. All are based on shot data … Continue reading

Championship update: 21st February 2015

Championship update: 21st February 2015

I thought it was about time for another update to the attack and defence graphics for the four divisions below the Premier League, starting here with the Championship. For each division there are three graphics – the first shows overall dominance, the second attacking performance and the third defensive performance. All are based on shot data … Continue reading

Friday fun: players who haven’t…

Friday fun: players who haven’t…

While researching some match previews at work yesterday I dug out the interesting nugget that Jack Cork has played 12 times in the Premier League this season without his side conceding a goal when he’s been on the pitch. This looks to be down to a combination of his injury problems leading to a spate … Continue reading

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