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  1. Corinthians send-off from the airport

    by , 16th December 2012 at 02:12 PM (11v11 blog)
    Corinthians send-off from the airport - imagine the welcome home.
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    Chelsea
  2. Chelsea sack Di Matteo - utterly ridiculous!

    by , 21st November 2012 at 01:58 PM (11v11 blog)
    The only sensible reaction to Chelsea’s sacking of Roberto Di Matteo today is - utterly ridiculous.

    Why?

    Because he guided the Blues to Champions League triumph just six months ago and winning Europe’s premier club competition had been the Holy Grail for Roman Abramovich since the Russian billionaire took over as Chelsea owner in 2003.

    Because in less than ten months in charge, he also led Chelsea to only their seventh ever FA Cup Final success.

    Utterly ridiculous, because Di Matteo was in charge for just 23 Premier League games for Chelsea. Only David Webb and Guus Hiddink managed fewer (13 each).

    Because under Abramovich, even before today’s dismissal, Chelsea have shelled out £37 million in compensation to sacked managers ...

    Updated 16th June 2014 at 08:11 PM by 11v11

    Categories
    Chelsea , Clubs
  3. 11v11 facebook comment integration

    by , 14th October 2012 at 04:25 PM (11v11 blog)
    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

    Categories
    football history , 11v11
  4. 11v11 input opportunity

    by , 20th August 2012 at 07:41 AM
    With the new season up and running, we'd be delighted to hear from anyone who may be interested in helping us with the rewarding task of inputting match data on to the AFS database during the 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.

    At the moment, we must advise that this ...
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    Uncategorized
  5. Premier League and Football League transfers

    by , 6th August 2012 at 09:41 AM (11v11 blog)
    Whilst many of us have been distracted by the goings on around London, our programmers have been busy and we are now releasing our new Premier League and Football League transfer section!

    In the new section you will easily find constantly updated all Premier League and Football League transfers with links to the players involved.

    For those of you who have been completely blinded by Team GB's peformances in the velodrome and on the track, here are what we reckon are the top ten transfers of the close season to date:

    Eden Hazard – Lille to Chelsea (£32M)
    Oscar – Internacional to Chelsea (£25M)
    Olivier Giroud – Montpellier to Arsenal (£12M)
    Gylfi Sigurdson – Hoffenheim to Tottenham Hotspur (£8M)
    Nick Powell – Crewe Alexandra ...
  6. Data input opportunities 2012-13

    by , 26th July 2012 at 03:58 PM (11v11 blog)
    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

    Categories
    11v11
  7. Post Euro 2012, the why`s and the why nots

    by , 7th July 2012 at 10:34 AM (11v11 blog)
    Leaping out from the deluge of post Euro opinion are two basic questions which seem to be swamped by all the expert, and not so expert, punditry. From a national perspective, why did England not do better? Let`s get the easy one out of the way, answer, because England were not good enough, deeper analysis and dissection for a later time. The second and more pleasant question is, why did Spain win. Again that`s quite an easy one, because they were the best team.

    Why were Spain the best team, basically because they lifted the trophy and in the record books for all time they will be listed as winners, as they will be for the 2010 World Cup and the 2008 European Championships. And therein lies the rub as Will Shakespeare wrote. You see we keep hearing and reading phrases like ...
  8. Euro 2012: Battle of the Pundits

    by , 22nd June 2012 at 04:47 PM (11v11 blog)
    Let`s be fair, at times, watching the various efforts of ITV and BBC in the punditry game at Euro 2012 has been far more interesting than some of the matches. Adrian Chiles may not be the most polished of presenters, a la Lynam, Coleman etc but by golly he is entertaining as he tries to MC Roy Keane etc and he is a true fan.
    I`m not sure how immersed in the tournament the BBC guys can be ensconced in deepest Salford whilst Chiles and co at least have a genuine backdrop against which to pontificate. I also have to say that ITV has edged ahead of the corporation pundits because there is far less `same old same old` as we seem to be served up courtesy of our licence fee.
    Love him or loathe him, and the latter group must be exceedingly larger than the former, Roy Keane ...
  9. Russia's exit highlights differences between UEFA and FIFA's tie-breaker systems

    by , 17th June 2012 at 10:59 AM (11v11 blog)
    There is some confusion over Russia's exit from Euro 2012 in Group A. This isn't surprising as there are different systems for tie-breakers when teams are level on points in the group stages of international football tournaments - one operated by FIFA and the other by UEFA.

    Russia have been knocked out because the UEFA system gives priority to the head to head results between the teams equal in the points standings, rather than separating the sides on goal difference in all group games.

    So in the case of Russia their 4-1 victory against eventual group winners the Czech Republic, counts for nothing in deciding whether they or the Greeks go through to the next round.

    The system operated by UEFA leads to fairly complex calculations and bizarre results regarding ...
  10. Jetro Willems - the youngest player ever to play in at the European Championships

    by , 11th June 2012 at 05:40 AM (11v11 blog)
    In the Netherlands v Denmark game Jetro Willems, at just 18 years and 71 days old, became the youngest player ever to play in the tournament. The record was previously held by Enzo Scifo who was 18 years and 115 days old when he played for Belgium against Yugoslavia in 1984.
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