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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Goals Scored by Age: Is it Better to be a Drogba than an Owen?

Source: The Thompkins Times
Authors: Paul Tompkins & Robert Radburn

Best Practices

  • The overall layout is excellent; a heat map is the perfect choice.
  • It’s really easy to see concentrations because of the color choices made: blue = cool, red = hot.
  • The detailed analysis in the article is fantastic.
  • Ronaldo and Messi are really, really good.

Recommended Enhancements:

  • The legend is missing. When does a square turn from blue to red?
  • Change the title so that this can be seen as a standalone graphic.
  • Include the lifetime goals between the player name and the heat map.

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