epldata Package

I have been collating data from the English Premier League since it began in 1992 and have a complete database of every players appearances in league games, details of goals scored and assists made. This has formed the backend of both the premiersoccerstats shiny web site and the weekly blog posts on this site for the 38 rounds of thw 201718 season.

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EPL Week 38

Match of the Day Very little to play for - other than stacks of place money Well at least we got a nine goal thriller. And Lamela scored twice!

Lucas Moura records the 50th 4-assist game in EPL history on the final day of the season, matching Spurs teammate Eriksen who did the same trick on the last day of 201617

Man City Records City set a plethora of records including for wins, points and goals in an EPL season.


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EPL Week 37

Match of the Day Only one point from the top four this week-end means Chelsea still have chance to catch Liverpool and Spurs. Stoke first condemned to the drop

Liverpool’s five goals haul is the 66th time a team has done this since Manchester United last achieved it. Manchester City account for 17 of them

Assists per Goal There will be ongoing debate about whether or not Manchester City are the best ever Premier League champions and the lack of a decent rival and the 1-5 aggregate defeat by Liverpool in the Champions Leaguw will both be held against them


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EPL Week 36

For the remainder of the season, I will be travelling with a back up laptop so please excuse any shortfall in posts and site updates Match of the Day Signs of life from the botton three with wins for WBA and Southampton and a draw for Stoke at Anfield. Unfortunately, all available is the Liverpool game with Italian commentary

Somewhat overshadowed by de Bruyne, Sterling (18 goals, 22 Assists) joins Salah as the only other player on the 40 points mark this season

Most wins - win it all Manchester City have already reached the 30 win mark matching Chelsea’s record, set last year, with three games still to play.


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EPL Week 35

For the remainder of the season, I will be travelling with a back up laptop so please excuse any shortfall in posts and site updates Match of the Day WBA, Stoke and Southampton edge ever closer to the drop

What with hitting the woodwork three times the Watford v Palace 0-0 matchup saw some records forestalled. Watford’s run of scoring at home only equalled their bestof 12 and Palace were one shy of equalling their top sequence of scoring in 10 away games on the trot

David Silva It is fitting that on a day Manchester City celebrate the title, David Silva reaches the 150 assist mark (allowing for up to two assists per goal scored)


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EPL Week 34

For the remainder of the season, I will be travelling with a back up laptop so please excuse any shortfall in posts and site updates Match of the Day Bit of a damp squib with Man. Utd. handing City the title but at least the, abot to become, Champions put in a better performance at Wembley to take some of the pain off the Liverpool trouncing in the Champion’s League

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Visualizing Networks

Armed with a free month of Data Camp, I have been taking a look at one or two areas I am pretty uninformed about, including Social Networks The course is run by fellow ex-pat and soccer/football enthusiast, James Curley. He is the author of the slightly- understated engsoccerdata package His course is concentrated around the igraph package but touches on others including visNetwork for which I found this blog post by Jesse Sandler, particularly useful

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EPL Week 33

For the remainder of the season, I will be travelling with a back up laptop so please excuse any shortfall in posts and site updates Match of the Day City’s title celebrations put on ice as the Manchester derby provides 5 goals and 9 bookings whilst the Liverpool one cannot provide one of either

Rooney has only completed 5 of his 23 starts.


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EPL Week 32

For the remainder of the season, I will be travelling with a back up laptop so please excuse any shortfall in posts and site updates Match of the Day Although Stoke and Southampton did themselves no favours, at least there is a relegation battle. Champs and top 4 now look sorted after Spurs’ come-from-behind victory at Stamford Bridge

WBA pick up the first 8 game losing sequence by any club entirely within this season.


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Tabulating File Information

I have been a bit lazy with regard to deploying this blog and am not sure of the best way of dealing with it As you may know, the package I use, blogdown, you create all the files within a public directory which you can then deploy the files to your server of choice. I have my own site and upload all the files to replace the existing ones The problem I have is that some of the files on the site are very large and so the process can take a long time.

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