The Soviet Union and its Successor States in the European Championship and Asian Cup

The first European Championship, held in France in 1960, was won by the Soviet Union who would go on to reach the final a further three times. This summer, the competition will be played in one of the Soviet Union’s fifteen successor states for the first time as Ukraine co-host with Poland. This represents a … Continue reading

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:

Is the Premier League really that much more repetitive?

Manchester United’s stream of league titles since the early ’90s has brought with it frequent accusations that the competition has become excessively repetitive. You don’t need an infographic to tell you that only three clubs have won the title in the last 16 seasons, there hasn’t been a new champion since 1978 and a bit … Continue reading