Category Archives: League 1

Squad age profiles: League 1, 2016/17

Continuing today’s onslaught of end-of-season graphics for League 1, here’s an updated version of the squad age profile graphic. 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 come out with shades of

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League 1 timelines, 30 Apr 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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League 1 trends, 2016/17

With the League 1 season over I thought that it was about time I updated the long-term trend graphics I introduced at the end of December to see how each club fared throughout their last three seasons. These are explained in full here and briefly below. Explanation These are adapted from a very similar design by the excellent Swedish blogger Zorba138 intended to

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Attack breakdowns: League 1, 2016/17

Continuing the immediate splurge of post-season review graphics for League 1, here are each club’s final attack breakdowns. These are explained in detail here, but in summary they are simple scatter graphics that work as follows: Explanation Each graphic shows a club’s main attacking players: those who have: Featured for at least a third of their total pitch minutes in the

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