Category Archives: League 2

League 2 previews, 27 Sep 2016

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Below are preview graphics for each of the midweek games. These smash together minimalist versions of two visualisations: each club’s E Ratings and their relative positions on the attack and defence scatter graphics. I’ve explained them fully here, but in summary they’re intended as a simple pre-match comparison of two teams using high-level performance data. The graphic has three sections: The current ratings (with ranks)

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League 2 timelines, 24 Sep 2016

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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 previews, 24 Sep 2016

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This weekend I’m restarting my regular preview graphics for each EFL match, which were a regular feature last season. These smash together minimalist versions of two visualisations: each club’s E Ratings and their relative positions on the attack and defence scatter graphics. I’ve explained them fully here, but in summary they’re intended as a simple pre-match comparison of two teams using high-level performance data.

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Squad rotation in the EFL, 18 Sep 2016

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I noticed that Swindon made 8 changes to their starting line-up yesterday (although having two players sent off in their last match may have forced their manager’s hand somewhat) and thought it’d be interesting to take a quick look at how much EFL managers are rotating their squads this season. I’ve compared the differences between each starting 11 and the one before it

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League 2 timelines, 17 Sep 2016: County finally strike first

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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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Scatter graphics: League 2, 12 Sep 2016

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With seven matches played the EFL is starting to take shape and – while there’s still plenty of time for things to change – it’s just about defensible for me to crank out some scatter graphics to see how teams are doing. Each of the four graphics is explained briefly below but there’s a longer explanation here. I’ll make a few observations for each graphic and then

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