Category Archives: League 1

League 1 timelines, 12-13 Aug 2017

A quick explanation You can skip this if you’ve seen these before. As usual, here are timeline graphics for the latest round of matches. There’s a full explanation of these here, but in a nutshell they track how each club’s expected goals tally (the number of goals that the average team would have scored from the chances that they created) increased over the course of

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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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Updated: How do clubs tend to fare from one season to the next?

Today I’m updating a relatively simple set of graphics from a few seasons back, which set a baseline expectation for how each club could perform next season based on how they did last time. What I’ve done is taken every set of league tables since the most recent change to the current promotion / relegation structure (in 2002/03, giving 14

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