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Comparing goalscorers across the Premier League and EFL

Over the last week I’ve produced this season’s first set of club-by-club attack breakdowns, which are explained in full here but in a nutshell compare the quality of chances that players are getting on the end of with their scoring rate. I tend to get asked two questions about these: firstly, can they be overlaid and secondly “where is Player [X]”

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How much has each squad changed since last season?

I’ve been looking at squad churn – how much each club’s squad changes between seasons – for a fair few years now but I’ve never been all that happy with how the graphics turned out (apart from that one year I got Bootifulgame involved: http://matchstory.co.uk/portfolio/player-churn-the-championship/). Therefore I thought it was worth having another stab at it and managed to come

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A quick update on plans for 2017/18

With the new season imminent I just wanted to provide a quick update on what I’ve got planned for the blog and where things are at the moment. A slow start… The blog’s output will unfortunately be a bit patchy for the first few weeks of the new season. I’ve had a few exciting new work projects land over the

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An early look at squad churn

I’ve been looking at squad churn – how much each club’s squad changes between seasons – for a fair few years now but I’ve never been all that happy with how the graphics turned out (apart from that one year I got Bootifulgame involved: http://matchstory.co.uk/portfolio/player-churn-the-championship/). Therefore I thought it was worth having another stab at it and managed to come

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How do goalscorers fare after their team is promoted?

While there’s no football to cover, I’ve been gradually chipping away at my “to do” list. Most of this is tidying up and improving code, but there are also a lot of questions I’ve been asked and hadn’t gotten around to answering. When I produced a recent mid-season batch of my attack breakdown graphics I was asked whether I could create

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