Excel-lent: The Championship in graphs and charts

Things can get a bit text-heavy on The Seventy Two and a change, so they say, is as good as a rest. So here, instead, are a few graphs for you showing some of the trends and quirks in the Championship so far this season. If anyone’s interested, League One and League Two will follow…

Since last home draw

The huge splodge of purple in the bottom right of this pie chart shows how unusual Ipswich Town’s current run of 12 games without a draw at home is. Portman Road’s first league game of the season ended in a draw, with Burnley the visitors. Since then, Ipswich have won six and lost six at home.

Teams ordered alphabetically clockwise from top.

Since last away draw

That huge spike on the right-hand side represents Scunthorpe United’s 14 games without registering a draw away from home so far this season. Six wins, eight defeats for Scunny on the road.

Teams ordered alphabetically from left to right.

Points distribution between the Foxes and the Rams

Next weekend sees the meeting of Derby County and Leicester City at Pride Park. This graph demonstrates the switch in fortunes between the two teams over the course of this season.

Derby County points distribution shown in white, Leicester City in blue. Season represented from left to right in chronological order (Leicester have played one game more).

Goal difference

This graph shows the goal difference of each side from top of the table Queen’s Park Rangers on the left through to basement boys Preston North End on the right.

The Seventy Two
The Seventy Two published an outstanding series of articles about the Football League between 2010-12 and was the brainchild of Leicester City fan, David Bevan. As well as collaborating with The Two Unfortunates on the Football League Blog Network and a mammoth 2011-12 season preview, the site featured a host of leading bloggers and David was rewarded with a nomination in the 2011 Football Supporters’ Federation awards. Latterly, he was joined as co-editor by Joe Harrison and TTU is happy to present this archive of the site’s output.


  1. Mirko Bolesan
    February 2, 2011

    Great stuff!
    I’d recommend a visit to Michael Wray’s excellent site: http://www.michaelwray.co.nz
    He has some great spreadsheets, including a Championship one. Well worth a look.

    • theseventytwo
      February 2, 2011

      Just having a look now. Wow. That puts my meagre efforts to shame. Brilliant!

      My goal is to recruit (on an unpaid basis…) a stats man (or woman!) to maintain a load of stats on the three leagues and keep a section up to date purely for stats.

      It’s a long way off but boy will it be worth it.


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