Top Flight Sixty-Four

There wasn’t a London team in the First Division of the Football League until its 17th season, I read. That’s interesting, I thought. Et cetera, et cetera and so on… I made this: Advertisements

I Know Where the Scottish Title Goes

This diagram shows how novel each of the winners of the Scottish league was. For example Hearts’ title win in 1957-58 was very novel because it was their first since 1896-97. Rangers’ win in 2010-11 had very little novelty to it as they had won the league just the year before. There was an infinite … Continue reading

The Colours of the National Football Teams of the World

The map shows countries by the main colour of the home shirt of their national football team. Many countries, particularly in Africa and the Caribbean, have not settled on a particular colour (come on, guys; be a buddy!). In those cases, the most regularly used colour of recent years is shown. Click the image to … Continue reading

1982 World Cup posters

For some editions of the World Cup, as well as a poster commemorating the host country, a poster for each host city was commissioned. I was recently lucky enough to share a house with the posters of some of the Spanish cities that hosted matches in 1982, but I have been unable to find an … Continue reading

Quiz: Cresty Bits

As build-up for the new season I am going to be taking a look at those much-loved, but seldom examined, icons of the game: club crests. I will be dissecting in detail the logos of the twenty 2011-12 Premier League teams as the season nears, but before then I thought a little crest-based quiz would … Continue reading