Africa Cup of Nations 2013: The players

With the Africa Cup of Nations 2013 almost here I thought I’d take a look at the players who make up the sixteen squads taking part in the competition. Some of the graphics are interactive, so feel free to have a click around. The above graphic was made with and the data came from the ever reliable wikipedia.

December 2012: Best of the Blogs

In the excitement of Christmas and new year my monthly round-up of what I found interesting on blogs and the interweb was forgotten. This first piece may be in French, but I’m not sure any words could add to this excellent collection of Trifon Ivanov images. The photos stretch all the way back to the Bulgarian international’s childhood. Outstanding work […]

Lionel Messi wins fourth Ballon d’Or

It’s hard to disagree with Barbadian journalist Ezra Stewart. When offered the chance to vote for his top three players in the world in 2012 he simply scribbled down one name: Lionel Messi, leaving the spaces for second and third places blank. Whether this was an¬†administrative¬†oversight or a deliberate statement it’s hard to tell, but there’s a particular truth in […]

Premier League table for the 2012 calendar year

Manchester United were the club who picked up the most Premier League points during 2012. They are followed by their city rivals Manchester City who despite losing the same number of games as United, couldn’t convert many of their draws to wins. Interestingly Everton picked up more points than both Chelsea and Arsenal during 2012 though this may have something […]

La Liga table for the 2012 calendar year

Unsurprisingly Barcelona and Real Madrid dominated Spanish football in 2012. Barca accumulated over 100 points, whilst Real Madrid were ten points behind their bitter rivals. Interestingly during 2012 Valencia and Rayo Vallecano picked up the same number of points as each other, however Valencia drew 10 of their games, Vallecano drew just one – a goalless game with Sevilla in […]

Bundesliga table for the 2012 calendar year

With German football currently taking a winter break, Eintracht Frankfurt can look back on 2012 with a satisfaction that few other clubs can match. Since their promotion to the Bundesliga last May they have accumulated an impressive thirty points and currently sit fourth in the table, behind only Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund. In fact, during 2012 only […]