Category Archives: League 2

Attack breakdowns: League 2, 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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Squad age profiles: League 2, 2016/17

Continuing today’s onslaught of end-of-season graphics for League 2, 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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Scatter graphics: League 2, 2016/17

Now that the regular season is over here’s a final version of the scatter graphics, each of which is explained briefly below and at length here. Shot dominance First of all, here is how the number of shots taken by each club compares with those they face in return. The average number of shots taken per match is on the horizontal and the average

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League 2 timelines, 6 May 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 2 permutations: 6 May 2017

What’s possible Here are the highest and lowest possible positions that each club can occupy after the forthcoming round of fixtures. I’ve drawn lines under the automatic promotion and play-off spots, mid-table and the last spot above the relegation zone on both “axes” for ease of reference. These graphics are explained here, but in a nutshell I crunch through every possible combination

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League 2 previews, 6 May 2017

Below are the individual preview graphics for each game in the forthcoming round of fixtures. These smash together minimalist versions of two visualisations: each club’s E Ratings and their relative positions on the attack and defence scatter graphics. I’ve explained them fully here, but in summary they’re intended as a simple pre-match comparison of two teams using high-level performance data. The graphic

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