Mapping the football analytics network

Twitter has a lively (and occasionally argumentative) football analytics community, encompassing a wide variety of amateur analysts, professionals, coaches, journalists, scouts and pundits. Today’s post is a new version of my visualisation of the community and the connected individuals within it. James Yorke dubbed the first version of this project the “Ego Viz”, which I rather like. […]

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It’s the little differences: Useful football heat maps

If you’ve been following my recent football posts, you’ll know that I’ve been playing with small multiples visualisations of shot location and chance creation. I want to visualise possession in a similar way, but try to really highlight the differences between teams. We all know that a game of football is mostly played in midfield, but rather […]

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Euro 2016 tweet data to download and play with

Throughout Euro 2016, I ran a Python script capturing every tweet that mentioned the tournament hashtag “#Euro2016”, or any team hashflag such as “#ENG” or “#ISL”. The script captured over 13 million tweets, which I’m making available to the data visualisation and analytics communities to play with. If you want to try messing about with a […]

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