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

An announcement

You may have noticed a slowing down in my output lately. The reason for this is that I’ve recently secured a full time football analysis role (which I’m very excited about) and hence a lot of my free time has been absorbed by preparing for it. I’m still not sure what’ll happen to this blog … Continue reading

Experimenting with Tableau Public

Experimenting with Tableau Public

A while back it was suggested that I use Tableau Public to make my work more interactive, so I thought I’d give it a go using the celebrated scatter plots (the traditional versions of which I’ll be updating later today via Twitter). What I’ve managed to come up with An interactive version that allows you … Continue reading

A quick look at headed goals

A quick look at headed goals

I’ve been experimenting with alternative uses for the scatter plotting engine I built for the attack and defence graphics and wanted to explore what other aspects of performance can be compared effectively in this way. Combining the Press Association match data published on the BBC Football website with the fruits of my own video analysis I’ve compiled a … Continue reading