Category Archives: Other divisions

Fixture difficulty matrix: National League, 2017/18

I’ve taken the newly-released National League and combined them with an aggregation of leading bookmakers’ odds to visualise where each club’s tough and easy matches appear to be next season. Each row in the matrix below lists a club’s league matches in chronological order, colour-coded based on how difficult they appear to be and the clubs themselves are sorted and

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European league table “footprints”, 2016/17

As I’ve already done for the English divisions, I’ve put together graphics showing how long each club spent in each league position this season. These works as follows: The clubs are listed down the side, in the order they finished in the final league table Each row shows how many days that club spent in each league position The season is

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What’s still possible: National League, 3 Apr 2017

With Rotherham’s relegation confirmed this weekend and the season fast running out of matches, I thought it was worth dusting off another post from last year which looked at what was still mathematically possible (no matter how unlikely) in each division. This is a rare situation when the limited data available at National League level isn’t a hindrance to me including

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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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