A very short history of floodlit football

“It is without question that first-class football by floodlight is both spectacular and enthralling. With vision fixed to the pitch that alone is illuminated, there can be no distraction at all to disturb or frustrate attention. There is an accentuated feeling of expectation and excitement, and the speed of the players and of the game itself is, or seems to be, increased. The flash of bright-coloured jerseys against the bright […]

Premier League: Doing the double over other clubs

If a club wins both the home fixture and the away fixture during a league season then they are said to have “done the double” over that side. In the Premier League during the 2012/2013 season 16 of the 20 sides did the double over a rival. The following lists show the teams that each club in the Premier League managed to do the double against. ==== 10 Manchester United: […]

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 […]