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What’s still possible: Championship, 2 Apr 2017

With Rotherham’s relegation confirmed yesterday and the season fast running out of matches, I thought it was worth dusting off another post from last year which looked at what was still mathematically possible (no matter how unlikely) in each division. A quick explanation I’ve built a tool which narrows down how far each club can move based on the maximum number

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What’s still possible: League 1, 2 Apr 2017

With Rotherham’s relegation confirmed yesterday and the season fast running out of matches, I thought it was worth dusting off another post from last year which looked at what was still mathematically possible (no matter how unlikely) in each division. A quick explanation I’ve built a tool which narrows down how far each club can move based on the maximum number

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What’s still possible: League 2, 2 Apr 2017

With Rotherham’s relegation confirmed yesterday and the season fast running out of matches, I thought it was worth dusting off another post from last year which looked at what was still mathematically possible (no matter how unlikely) in each division. A quick explanation I’ve built a tool which narrows down how far each club can move based on the maximum number

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Squad age profiles, 19 Feb 2017

I’ve managed to get a new thing built today, suggested and critiqued by @bootifulgame, without whose influence my graphics would look a lot less coherent. These are intended to give a quick visual overview of the age of players that each club has fielded in league matches using a technique very similar to “population pyramid” graphs, although I’ll freely admit that they’ve

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Using scatter graphics to compare the big four European leagues

I’ve updated my scatter graphics for the major European leagues this week and I thought that while I was at it I’d have a bit more fun by smashing some of the graphics together to allow comparisons across different divisions. Unfortunately putting more than four divisions on these makes them unreadable (as a lot of average teams get crammed into

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How much time has each club’s most-used 11 players spent on the pitch together?

The short answer is a lot less than you might think. When Leicester and Burnley won the Premier League and Championship titles last season using a small core group of players, I wrote some code to work out how long their most-used combination of 11 players had been on the pitch together, expecting a ridiculously high number. While no club in

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