|Green: successful passes; Red: unsuccessful passes|
The plot compares the distributions of pass-lengths between Manchester City and Bolton. To be honest I'm not sure it tells much of a story. Here are some conclusions:
- Bolton passed the ball less, and completed far less 10 to 25 yard passes then Man City;
- Bolton attempted more long range passes (40+ yards), and failed to complete them;
There are a few ways this could be progressed:
- Pass-length distribution for each player; this would not be much more difficult than what I've already done (code wise). It might pinpoint a particular player who is having a good/poor game.
- Calculating the distribution over many games, either on a player or team basis would probably be interesting.