Premier League Season Review 2010/2011: #20 Wolverhampton Wanderers

The word cloud below is generated from all of the BBC’s match reports from the 2010/2011 season for Wolverhampton Wanderers. The cloud offers a visual review of the past season, illustrating the players who were important – or at least were mentioned in the match reports most times! Click on the image to see a larger, easier to read version: World Cloud (description from wikipedia): A tag cloud (word cloud, […]

Premier League Season Review 2010/2011: #19 Wigan Athletic

The word cloud below is generated from all of the BBC’s match reports from the 2010/2011 season for Wigan Athletic. The cloud offers a visual review of the past season, illustrating the players who were important – or at least were mentioned in the match reports most times! Click on the image to see a larger, easier to read version: World Cloud (description from wikipedia): A tag cloud (word cloud, […]

Premier League Season Review 2010/2011: #18 West Ham United

The word cloud below is generated from all of the BBC’s match reports from the 2010/2011 season for West Ham United. The cloud offers a visual review of the past season, illustrating the players who were important – or at least were mentioned in the match reports most times! Click on the image to see a larger, easier to read version: World Cloud (description from wikipedia): A tag cloud (word […]

Premier League Season Review 2010/2011: #17 West Bromwich Albion

The word cloud below is generated from all of the BBC’s match reports from the 2010/2011 season for West Brom. The cloud offers a visual review of the past season, illustrating the players who were important – or at least were mentioned in the match reports most times! Click on the image to see a larger, easier to read version: World Cloud (description from wikipedia): A tag cloud (word cloud, […]

The King of Kampala and Uganda’s quest to reach Gabon/Equatorial Guinea 2012.

In 1978 the president of Uganda (or to give him his full title His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor) was Idi Amin, the country was embroiled in a war with neighbours Tanzania and Idi Amin was still twelve months from relinquishing power. It was also the last time that Uganda’s national football team (The Cranes) had qualified for an African Cup of Nations. Now, after defeating Guinea […]

French Football League XI 2010/2011

Between the sticks is the unfortunate Romain Larrieu of Plymouth Argyle, he played eighteen games in an ultimately doomed season for the Pilgrims who were relegated to the fourth tier. Across the back is former Spurs and Wigan fullback Pascal Chimbonda of QPR, Jean-Yves M’voto of Oldham Athletic, Maxime Blanchard of Tranmere Rovers and Stephane Zubar of Plymouth Argyle. Central midfield is occupied by Forest’s Guy Moussi, Morgan Schneiderlin of promoted […]

Torkil Nielson, Faroe Islands and the chess/football crossover

The phrase national hero can be overused in football reporting, but one man who has a valid claim to such a title is Torkil Nielsen of the Faroe Islands. The Faroe Islands sit inbetween Norway and Iceland, due north of Great Britain. With a population of only 50,000 they first entered international competition in 1990 where they faced Austria in the opening game of their Euro 92 qualification campaign. The […]

African Football League XI 2010/2011

I think it’s fair to say that this season has been a good one for African football in the Football League. Taarabt at QPR has been the standout player in the Championship and has rightly won many plaudits for his performances in a QPR shirt. In goal I have selected 34 year old Cape Verdian Jose Veiga of Macclesfield Town. He’s been a first team regular for the Silkmen this […]

Simba and Wydad Casablanca get a second chance in the CAF Champions League at TP Mazembe’s expense

When TP Mazembe won their second leg against Wydad Casablanca by two goals to nil, overturning a first leg 1-0 defeat, it looked certain that they had made the group stages of the CAF Champions League. However, a protest from Simba Sports of Tanzania (who Mazembe had knocked out in a previous round) regarding the eligibility of Mazembe defender Janvier Bokungu was heard by CAF and the African giants TP […]