Category Archives: League 2

How many ever-present players each EFL club has fielded, 23 August 2016

EFL squad use 2016-08-23

This will be a relatively quick post – I just wanted to share a graph I produced today when delving into the lineup data from the season so far. Last week I spotted that Nottingham Forest had used almost two starting elevens’ worth of players in their opening two matches: Just spotted that Nott'm Forest have already used 21 different players in their

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League 2 timelines, 20 Aug 2016: frustration for Accrington and Luton

L2 2016-08-20

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 timelines, 16 Aug 2016: relief mixed with disappointment for Barnet and Carlisle

L2 2016-08-16

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 timelines, 14 Aug 2016: Blackpool fail to make their chances count

L2 2016-08-14

A quick explanation You can skip this if you’ve seen these before. Returning from last season, here are match timelines for each of the weekend’s 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

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League 2 timelines, 6 Aug 2016: Carlisle snatch a point

L2 2016-08-06

A quick explanation You can skip this if you’ve seen these before. Returning from last season, here are match timelines for each of the weekend’s 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

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Fixture difficulty matrix: League 2

L2 16-17 FRD

As is now traditional, I’ve combined the newly-released fixture lists 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. As is also traditional, I’ve been

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