Category Archives: National League

National League permutations: 29 Oct 2016

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Here are the highest and lowest possible positions that each National League club can occupy after this weekend’s 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 of results to work

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National League permutations: 22 Oct 2016

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Here are the highest and lowest possible positions that each National League club can occupy after this weekend’s 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 of results to work

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National League permutations: 1 Oct 2016

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Here are the highest and lowest possible positions that each National League club can occupy after this weekend’s 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 of results to work

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National League permutations: 24 Sep 2016

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As I mentioned back in August, someone took the frankly horrifying decision to reduce the level of official data coverage for the National League this season, which dramatically limits what I can produce. However one thing that requires pretty basic information – and therefore still gets to exist at National League level – is the permutations graphic, dusted off from

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Fixture difficulty matrix: National League

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As is now traditional, I’ve combined the newly-released fixture lists with an aggregation of leading bookmakers’ odds to visualise where each National League club’s tough and easy matches appear to be next season. Each row in the matrices below lists a club’s league matches in chronological order, colour-coded based on how difficult they appear to be. As is also traditional,

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