I’m delighted to launch the second season of Explore Explain, a long-form video and podcast series about data visualisation design.
For episode four it was a pleasure to welcome Tom Worville, Football Analytics Writer for The Athletic (UK). We had a detailed conversation about the design story behind a data-driven article he worked on for The Athletic titled ‘Lionel Messi’s ten stages of greatness‘ (paywall), which was published in August 2020.
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Here are further links to some of the key resources mentioned during this episode:
- Benjamin Morris’ FiveThirtyEight piece ‘Lionel Messi is Impossible‘
- Benjamin Morris’ ‘The case for Dennis Rodman‘
- StatsBomb’s Lionel Messi data release
- John Ollington’s analysis about Nicolas Pepe
- Kirk Goldsberry’s website and portfolio