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 I’ve covered.
The road to Wembley continues with Blyth’s 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 Tottenham’s players are struggling with the pressure of a negative atmosphere at White Hart Lane “Instead of booing people, which will make it even worse,
Updated 21st November 2014 at 08:11 AM by Veritas
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.
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 07:27 AM by 11v11
It’s 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 07:11 PM by Veritas
With the deadline for five yellow cards attracting a one-match ban having now passed, here's this week's reduced suspension list:
Three Match Ban (02/01,14/01,21/01)
Three Match Ban (02/01,07/01,14/01)
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:
Let’s make Barrow on Saturday a celebration of the
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.
Brighton and Hove Albion
Three Match Ban (26/12,31/12,02/01)
One Match Ban (26/12)
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.
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.
Pelita Jaya (Indonesia)
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:
Three Match Ban (29/11,03/12,11/12)
Four Match Ban (03/12,10/12,17/12,20/12)