Category Archives: Ligue 1

European permutations: 10-13 Feb 2017

How these work Each graphic shows the highest and lowest possible positions that each club can occupy after the forthcoming round of fixtures. I’ve drawn lines under the Champions League 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

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European permutations: 3-7 Feb 2017

My permutations graphics often get shared on Reddit and I’ve seen a few comments on there asking why they aren’t produced for other top leagues, so I thought I’d kick out versions for the main European divisions and see whether there’s enough interest to generate them regularly. Feel free to share them as you see fit – I’ve become aware

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Scatter graphics: Ligue 1, 4 Jan 2017

I realised that it’s been unforgivably long since I took a look at the major European leagues with my scatter graphics. Each of the three graphics is explained briefly below but there’s a longer explanation 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

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European permutations: 9-11 Dec 2016

Here are the highest and lowest possible positions that each club across the can occupy after the forthcoming round of fixtures. I’ve drawn lines under the lowest Champions League spot, mid-table and the last place 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 of results to

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Scatter graphics: Ligue 1, 5 Oct 2016

With the international break upon us I’ve chucked the data from some of the major European leagues into my scatter graphics to see how they’re shaping up so far. It’s still early days but usually some interesting patterns are already beginning to emerge. Each of the three graphics is explained briefly below but there’s a longer explanation here. Shot dominance First of all, here

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Scatter graphics: Ligue 1, 2015/16

With domestic seasons now ending all over Europe, I’ll be using my scatter graphics to take a final look at each of the main European leagues. Here’s how the attacking and defensive performances of each Ligue 1 club compared this season. These graphics are explained here if you haven’t seen them before. Shot dominance First of all, here is how the number of shots

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Comparing the Champions League last 16

This post uses my scatter graphics (explained here if you haven’t seen them before) to compare the domestic records of the 16 surviving Champions League clubs ahead of the competition getting back underway this evening. Clubs play so few Champions League matches that there’s not much point doing scatter graphics of the competition itself: even if the six group games were

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