Category Archives: Football

The Clubs that Connect the World Cup – New York Times visualisations

The New York Times has some very good visualisations/animations of the players and their clubs that make up the national teams at the World Cup. (Clicking on the screenshot below takes you to the interactive page.)  

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The Political Geographies of FIFA and World Cup football

Interesting piece at Political Geography Now on the political geographies of FIFA and World Cup football – who is allowed to compete, in which region, and how do these teams match-up with recognised states.  

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What Bale earns – a real-time tracker, with comparisons

Following Gareth Bale’s transfer to Real Madrid (officially starting today), a site that tracks what he has earned so far, along with comparisons.  At 4pm he had already earned 47 weeks of minimum wage. At 4.36pm it declares: Bale can … Continue reading

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England v. Bulgaria

Great night out at the football with my brother and nephew. Bit patchy at times but a strong result.

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Blind Beggar

Because I was going to see Derek Gregory give a talk at Queen Mary this evening (which was very good), I decided to get off the tube at Whitechapel and walk towards QM and find a pub to watch the … Continue reading

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England-Algeria – all you need to see

Much briefer and less painful watching that the real thing…

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Wishful thinking…

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England-USA replay – in Lego

This is definitely better than watching the game itself. Brilliant. There are loads more here And the 1966 final is here

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