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  1. My blogging journey to date

    By Steve Sands (AFS contributor)

    In celebration of ten weeks, 20 blogs and 25,000 page views, here is a quick recap and update on the topics Iíve covered.

    Blyth Spartans
    The road to Wembley continues with Blythís live televised trip to Hartlepool on Friday 5th December with a 7.55pm kick off. In the meantime the Spartans have league games against Kings Lynn Town, Ilkeston and Witton Albion to concentrate on before their big day.

    The Spurs fans seem to have decided booing your own team can have a positive affect!
    However, Emmanuel Adebayor recently told the Guardian that Tottenhamís players are struggling with the pressure of a negative atmosphere at White Hart Lane ďInstead of booing people, which will make it even worse, ...

    Updated 2nd October 2015 at 01:52 PM by Statisticus

  2. Ezoic testing update

    As regular users will be aware we have partnered with Ezoic to optimise 11v11 over the past few weeks - in the expectation of improving user experience and revenues.

    Unfortunately, we have had to switch the Ezoic testing off for now as the development team at Ezoic has been unable to get the head-to-head record pages to work properly.

    The testing so far has shown that our original site is better optimised for user experience - in terms of time on site, number of pages viewed and bounce rate - than any of the new (Ezoic) versions.

    The Ezoic versions of the site showed an initial promising increase in revenue from advertising - but this has largely fallen off as bugs in the new versions have not been sorted out and overall traffic has decreased.
  3. 11v11 facebook comment integration

    We have made the step of setting up the facebook commenting system on 11v11 for the first time.
    Now you can add your own comments to player and match pages using your facebook, Yahoo, AOL or Hotmail account.
    It is up to you , the site users, as to how this develops but here are some suggestions:
    1) Find your favourite players and write a few sentences about what made them so great.
    2) What were the best matches you have ever seen - find them on the database and write a little about them.
    3) Have you found something which needs adding to the database about a player or match - add a comment and a moderator will pick up the suggestion.
    4) Write short pen-picks of all the players of your team.
    5) Write short match reviews of all your team's matches. ...

    Updated 28th October 2012 at 08:27 AM by 11v11

    football history , 11v11
  4. Data input opportunities 2012-13

    Itís that time of year again when we put out the call to those (be they AFS members or not) who may be interested in helping us with the rewarding task of inputting match data on to the AFS database during the upcoming 2012-13 season.

    We consider this to be an excellent opportunity for anyone wishing to explore a career in sports media or statistics or those who wish to increase their involvement in football or AFS.

    A commitment of probably two or three hours most Saturday evenings / Sunday mornings is required along with a keen eye for detail.

    Previous inputting experience would be an advantage but not essential as full training notes will be provided.

    All training and work can be done from home so applications are welcomed from ...

    Updated 15th August 2012 at 08:11 PM by Veritas

  5. Premier League and Football League suspensions weekend of 14 January

    With the deadline for five yellow cards attracting a one-match ban having now passed, here's this week's reduced suspension list:

    Start Date Player Club Term
    01/01/2012 JOLLEY,Christian AFC Wimbledon Three Match Ban (02/01,14/01,21/01)
    01/01/2012 FERGUSON,Barry Blackpool Three Match Ban (02/01,07/01,14/01)
  6. Darlo's last stand?

    Having recently been placed in administration for the third time in nine years, the administrators in control of Darlington fear the club may fold in a "very short time".

    There is now the very real possiblity that Darlo's match in the Conference at Barrow on Saturday could be their last.

    Those who support clubs who have suffered similar financial stress will have every sympathy with the long-suffering Darlo fans.

    For those whose biggest fear is that their chairman won't sanction the signing of a new £20million striker, then maybe this heartfelt posting - entitled Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more from MKDarlo on the Darlo Uncovered forum - may give a bit of perspective:

    Letís make Barrow on Saturday a celebration of the ...
  7. Premier League and Football League suspensions weekend of 24 December

    This week's suspension list features those players who'll have the consolation of being able to take advantage of a more relaxed Christmas Day.

    Start Date Player Club Term
    18/12/2011 BARNES,Ashley Brighton and Hove Albion Three Match Ban (26/12,31/12,02/01)
    18/12/2011 BOLGER,Cian Bristol Rovers One Match Ban (26/12)
  8. Premier League and Football League transfers 13 - 19 December 2011

    It's the calm before the storm of the Transfer Window re-opening in less than a fortnight but this week's truncated list of transfer transactions includes a former AS Monaco midfielder who has joined the bottom club in League One.

    Date Player Club from Club to Fee
    16/12/2011 ESSAM, Connor Gillingham Dartford Loan
    13/12/2011 FLETCHER, Matthew Sunderland Oxford United Free
  9. Premier League and Football League transfers 6 - 12 December 2011

    This week's transfer list revolves around Croydon.
    Ibra Sekajja from local club Crystal Palace has moved down the road on loan to Bromley, who are managed by former Palace owner Mark Goldberg.
    Meanwhile, Croydon-born Damien Scannell had his contract cancelled at Dagenham & Redbridge to allow his return to Eastleigh.

    Date Player Club from Club to Fee
    08/12/2011 DOIG, Chris Pelita Jaya (Indonesia) Aldershot Town Non-Contract
  10. Premier League and Football League suspensions weekend of 10 December

    This week's suspension list does not include Bolton Wanderers' Gary Cahill who successfully appealed against his controversial red card at Tottenham Hotspur last Saturday.
    Here's those who do appear on the current list though:

    Start Date Player Club Term
    29/11/2011 N'ZONZI,Steven Blackburn Rovers Three Match Ban (29/11,03/12,11/12)
    27/11/2011 WHEATER,David Bolton Wanderers Four Match Ban (03/12,10/12,17/12,20/12)
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