Dogs at the football

Dogs at the football

One of the greatest accounts on twitter is @nonleaguedogs. The pure simplicity of pictures of dogs against a backdrop of grassroots football is irresistible. However, it’s not just modern social media that’s abuzz with interest in dogs at football games. There are many forgotten stories of pups at games and we present those to you here. The beautifully presented images of the dog below are of Pompey the footballing dog […]

Premier League 2011/2012 to 2012/2013 player changes

Premier League 2011/2012 to 2012/2013 player changes

The close season is traditionally a time where clubs jettison their weak players, replacing them with footballers with the skill to take the club one step further, whether that be to qualify or European competition or avoid another year’s relegation struggle. With that in mind I thought it would be interesting to see which clubs decided a wholesale change would be preferable to keeping faith with the players who toiled their way through the […]

WEST BROMWICH ALBION SEASON REVIEW 2011/2012

West Bromwich Albion are another club who will be scouring the land for a new manager after the incumbent Roy Hodgson left to take the England national team job. Players such as Peter Odemwingie and Ben Foster feature heavily in the word cloud. The below word cloud was generated using all of West Brom’s match reports from the BBC website from the 2011/2012 season. The more frequently a word is […]

Foreign players in the Premier League 2011/2012

Following on from the post I made earlier in the week regarding foreign players in the Championship here we have the same information but for the top flight – The Premier League. As you would expect this division features a higher proportion of foreign players than the Championship. However, it’s interesting to note that 68 different nationalities were used in the Premier League during the 2011/2012 season, one fewer – […]

Analysis of player nationalities at Premier League clubs 2010/2011

As a follow up to my previous blogpost related to the different nationalities represented in the Premier League I thought it might be interesting to slice the data slightly differently. This time I’m going to look at player nationality by club. The data in this article relates to the nationality of players who started matches in the Premier League last season (2010/2011). For example, every club has 418 starting berths […]

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, […]