Category Archives: Other divisions

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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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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Using scatter graphics to compare the big four European leagues

I’ve updated my scatter graphics for the major European leagues this week and I thought that while I was at it I’d have a bit more fun by smashing some of the graphics together to allow comparisons across different divisions. Unfortunately putting more than four divisions on these makes them unreadable (as a lot of average teams get crammed into

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Scatter graphics: Eredivisie, 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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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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Scatter graphics: Serie A, 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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