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January 23, 2020

2019-20 FA Cup 4th Round Proper: map with attendances & fixture list./+ Chart: the 32 qualified clubs by division.

Filed under: >2019-20 FA Cup — admin @ 6:44 pm

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2019-20 FA Cup 4th Round Proper – map with attendances & fixture list./+ Chart: the 32 qualified clubs by division



By Bill Turianski on 23 January 2020; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.
Links…
-The competition…FA Cup .
-2019-20 FA Cup/3rd Round (en.wikipedia.org).
-BBC.com/fa-cup.

Below: The 32 clubs in the FA Cup 3rd Round, by Division (with club crests arranged L to R, by average attendance)…
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Attendances from worldfootball.net.
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Thanks to all at the links below…
-Blank map of UK historic counties, by Nilfanion (using UK Ordnance Survey data), at File:United Kingdom police areas map.svg (commons.wikimedia.org).
-Blank relief map of Greater London, by Nilfanion (using UK Ordnance Survey data), at File:Greater London UK relief location map.jpg.
-Blank relief map of Greater Manchester, by Nilfanion (using Ordnance Survey data), at File:Greater Manchester UK relief location map.jpg.
-Blank relief map of West Midlands, by Nilfanion, at File:West Midlands UK relief location map.jpg -List of Greater Manchester settlements by population.
-Attendances from worldfootball.net.

January 12, 2020

2020 Copa Libertadores: location-map for the 47-team tournament, with Club Histories (Libertadores appearances & titles listed).

Filed under: Copa Libertadores — admin @ 9:48 am

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2020 Copa Libertadores: location-map for the 47-team tournament, with Club Histories (Libertadores appearances & titles listed)



By Bill Turianski on 12 January 2020; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.
Links/Sources…
-2020 Copa Libertadores (en.wikipedia.org).
-Copa Libertadores 1960-2019 Club Histories (rsssf.com).

-Schedule is listed at the foot of this post, or click on the following…2020 Copa Libertadores schedule. As I did last year, I will post an updated map for the Group Stage, around the 1st of March; then I will post a map/chart for the the Final Stages when the Round of 16 starts, around the 15th of August.

    2020 Copa Libertadores…the 61st edition of South America’s most prestigious fútbol competition.

Shown on the map are the 47 teams that have qualified for the 2019 Libertadores (including the 28 teams which have qualified for the Group Stage of 32). This map includes the preliminary-stage teams: there are 19 preliminary-stage teams…and only four of those 19 teams will advance to the Group Stage.

Qualified teams by country:
Brazil has 8 teams (7+ Copa Libertadores holder).
Argentina has 6 teams.
Ecuador has 5 teams (4+ Copa Sudamericana holder).
The seven other countries all have 4 teams each, in the tournament (Uruguay, Colombia, Paraguay, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela).

(Note: Copa Libertadores winner in 2019 was Flamengo, of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Copa Sudamericana winner in 2019 was Independiente del Valle, of Sangolquí, Greater Quito, Ecuador.)

On the map page, teams are shown in the two flanking sections on either side of the map of South America, organized by country. Shown there, in the country-groupings, are each team’s all-time total Libertadores appearances (in the tan-colored column), and Libertadores titles (in the pale-blue-colored column). The year of each team’s last appearance and last title are shown alongside, in parentheses.

For the 2020 Libertadores, there are 9 cities with more than one team qualified, and those 9 cities are labelled, and the teams from those cities are shown in small boxes. Within these 9 city-boxes, the qualified teams are positioned to reflect their location within the city (ie, western-most qualified team in the city is on the left; northern-most team is higher up, etc.).

At the far left of the map-page is a chart that shows the Libertadores titles list by club (25 clubs have won the Libertadores title). At the far right is a chart that shows the Libertadores titles list by country (of the 60 Libertadores titles, 25 have been won by Argentine teams, and 19 have been won by Brazilian teams).

Finally, at the top is a banner which includes the reigning champions, Flamengo, of Brazil. On the 23rd of November 2019, in Estadio Monumental in Lima, Peru, Flamengo won their 2nd Libertadores title by beating River Plate (of Argentina) 2-1. Two very late goals by Flamengo’s Gabriel Barbosa won the title for Flamengo. (Flamengo’s first Libertadores title was won in 1981.)


Schedule: {2020 Copa Libertadores schedule.}

The Preliminaries (3 stages) start on 21 January…
Within each country, the top-ranked spots get a bye to the Group Stage. But the 19 lower-ranked spots must play in the 3 Preliminary Stages. The Preliminary spots are portioned out two-per-country, except for 1 preliminary-spot in the country of the Cup Holder (Brazil, this year).

On the map-page, the 19 teams that comprise the Preliminary rounds are shown in italics. From these 19 lowest-ranked qualifiers, only 4 will qualify for the Group Stage of 32. The three Preliminary rounds last a little over a month (ending on the 27th of February).

The Group Stage (of 32) begins on 3-5 March (1st game-week)…
The Group Stage lasts 2 months, and has 6 game-weeks, with the final game-week played on 5-7 May.
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Thanks to all at the links below…
-Globe-map of South America by Luan at File:South America (orthographic projection).svg (en.wikipedia.org/[South America]).
-Blank map of South America by Anbans 585 at File:CONMEBOL laea location map without rivers.svg (en.wikipedia.org/[2018 Copa Libertadores]).
-2019 Copa Libertadores (en.wikipedia.org).
-Copa Libertadores 1960-2019 Club Histories (rsssf.com).
-Libertadores titles list {en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copa_Libertadores#Performances_by_club}.

January 1, 2020

2019-20 FA Cup 3rd Round Proper- map with attendances & fixture list./+ Chart: 64 qualified clubs by division.

Filed under: >2019-20 FA Cup — admin @ 8:59 am

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2019-20 FA Cup 3rd Round Proper- map with attendances & fixture list




By Bill Turianski on 1 January 2020; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.
Links…
-The competition…FA Cup .
-2019-20 FA Cup/3rd Round (en.wikipedia.org).
-BBC.com/fa-cup.


Below: The 64 clubs in the FA Cup 3rd Round, by Division (with club crests arranged L to R, by average attendance)…
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Attendances are from home league matches, to 1 January 2020, and are from soccerway.com.
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Thanks to all at the links below…
-Blank map of UK historic counties, by Nilfanion (using UK Ordnance Survey data), at File:United Kingdom police areas map.svg (commons.wikimedia.org).
-Blank relief map of Greater London, by Nilfanion (using UK Ordnance Survey data), at File:Greater London UK relief location map.jpg.
-Blank relief map of Greater Manchester, by Nilfanion (using Ordnance Survey data), at File:Greater Manchester UK relief location map.jpg.
-Blank relief map of West Midlands, by Nilfanion, at File:West Midlands UK relief location map.jpg -List of Greater Manchester settlements by population.
-Attendances from us.soccerway.com.

December 22, 2019

2019-20 Premier League (England, 1st division) – location-map with chart, including 18/19-crowds-&-finish + titles-&-seasons-in-1st-division./+ Top of the table chart (showing each of the 8 top teams’ managers & their leading scorer).

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2019-20 Premier League (England, 1st division) – location-map with chart, including 18/19-crowds-&-finish + titles-&-seasons-in-1st-division




By Bill Turianski on 22 December 2019; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.
Links…
-2019-20 Premier League (en.wikipedia.org).
-Table, fixtures, results, attendance, stats…SUMMARY – Premier League [2019-20] (us.soccerway.com).
-Guardian/football’s Premier League page…theguardian.com/premier-league.
-Kits…Premier League 2019 – 2020 [kits] (historicalkits.co.uk).

    Premier League – Top of the table as of 23 December 2019 (17-or-18 games played / ~47% of the season played):
    Shown below are each of the 8 top teams’ manager & their leading scorer(s)…

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Photo and Image credits above -
Table (screenshot) from worldfootball.net/competition/eng-premier.
Liverpool: Jürgen Klopp, photo from BT Sport via soccerticketsonline.com; Sadio Mané, photo by Peter Powell/EPA via theguardian.com/football/live.
Leicester City: Brendan Rodgers, photo from lcfc.com/galleries; Jamie Vardy, photo from lcfc.com/galleries.
Manchester City: Pep Guardiola, photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images via theguardian.com/football; Raheem Sterling, photo unattributed at khelnow.com; Sergio Agüero, photo from premierleague.com/news.
Chelsea: Frank Lampard, photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images via football.london; Tammy Abraham, photo unattributed at 90min.com.
Sheffield United: Chris Wilder, photo from premierleague.com/news; Lys Moussett, photo by Ian Hodgson via sport.net
Wolverhampton Wanderers: Nuno Espírito Santo, photo unattributed at fansided.com; Raúl Jiménez, photo by DPA via straitstimes.com/sport.
Tottenham Hotspur: José Mourinho, photo by Reuters via telegraph.co.uk/football; Harry Kane, photo from premierleague.com/news.
Manchester United: Ole Gunnar Solskjær, photo from manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport; Marcus Rashford, photo from premierleague.com/news.

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Thanks to all at the following…
-Blank map of UK historic counties, by Nilfanion (using UK Ordnance Survey data), at File:United Kingdom police areas map.svg (commons.wikimedia.org).
-Blank relief map of Greater London, by Nilfanion (using UK Ordnance Survey data), at File:Greater London UK relief location map.jpg.
-Attendances from E-F-S site, european-football-statistics.co.uk/attn.htm.
-Thanks to the contributors at Premier League (en.wikipedia.org).

December 11, 2019

2019-20 EFL Championship (2nd division England): map w/ 18/19-crowds-&-finish + titles-&-seasons-in-1st-division./+ Top of the table chart (showing each of the 6 top teams’ managers & their leading scorer).

Filed under: >2019-20 English Football,Eng-2nd Level/Champ'ship — admin @ 9:47 pm

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2019-20 EFL Championship (2nd division England): map w/ 18/19-crowds-&-finish + titles-&-seasons-in-1st-division





By Bill Turianski on 11 December 2019; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.

Links…
-2019-20 EFL League Championship (en.wikipedia.org).
-Table, fixtures, results, attendance, stats…CHAMPIONSHIP [Summary] (soccerway.com).
-Kits…Sky Bet Championship 2019 – 2020 [kits] (historicalkits.co.uk).

    EFL Championship – Top of the table as of 12 December 2019 (20-to-21 games played / ~43% of the season played):
    Shown below are each of the 6 top teams’ manager & their leading scorer…

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Photo and Image credits above -
Table (screenshot) from worldfootball.net/competition/eng-championship.
Leeds Utd: Marcelo Bielsa, photo by Getty Images via telegraph.co.uk/football; Patrick Bamford, photo from yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/sport.
West Bromwich: Slaven Bilić, photo from wba.co.uk; Matt Phillips, photo from wba.co.uk/teams.
Fulham: Scott Parker, photo by EPA via standard.co.uk/sport; Aleksandar Mitrović, photo from fulhamfc.com/news.
Bristol City: Lee Johnson, photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images via hitc.com, Andreas Weimann, photo by Reuters via sportsmole.co.uk/football.
Nottingham Forest: Sabri Lamouchi, photo by Jon Hobley/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images via nottinghamforest.news; Lewis Grabban, photo by James Chance/Getty Images via nottinghamforest.news.
Preston North End: Alex Neil, photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images via hitc.com; Daniel Johnson, photo by David Shipman/Camera Sport via Getty Images via hitc.com.
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Thanks to all at the following…
-Blank map of UK historic counties, by Nilfanion (using UK Ordnance Survey data), at File:United Kingdom police areas map.svg (commons.wikimedia.org).
-Blank relief map of Greater London, by Nilfanion (using UK Ordnance Survey data), at File:Greater London UK relief location map.jpg.
-England – First Level All-Time Tables 1888/89-2015/16 (rsssf.com).
-Attendances from E-F-S site, european-football-statistics.co.uk/attn.htm.
-EFL Championship 2018-19.

December 3, 2019

2019-20 EFL League One (3rd division England): map w/ 18/19-crowds-&-finish + titles-&-seasons-in-1st-division./+ Top of the table chart (showing each of the 6 top teams’ managers & their leading scorer).

Filed under: >2019-20 English Football,Eng-3rd Level/League One — admin @ 9:36 pm

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2019-20 EFL League One (3rd division England): map w/ 18/19-crowds-&-finish + titles-&-seasons-in-1st-division




By Bill Turianski on 3 December 2019; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.

Links…
-2019-20 EFL League One (en.wikipedia.org).
-Table, fixtures, results, attendance, stats…LEAGUE ONE [Summary] (soccerway.com).
-Sky Bet League One 2019 – 2020 [kits] (historicalkits.co.uk).

    EFL League One – Top of the table as of 6 December 2019 (17-to-19 games played / ~39% of the season played):
    Shown below are each of the 6 top teams’ manager & their leading scorer(s)…

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Photo and Image credits above -
Table (screenshot) from worldfootball.net/competition/eng-league-one.
Wycombe Wanderers: Gareth Ainsworth (manager), photo from wycombewanderers.co.uk/news/2019/october/gallery-wycombe-1-0-sunderland; Joe Jacobson, photo by Getty Images Europe via zimbio.com; Adebayo Akinfenwa (aka Beast Mode), photo by AFP/Getty Images via dailymail.co.uk/sport.
Ipswich Town: Paul Lambert, photo from itfc.co.uk/news; Kayden Jackson, photo by Steve Waller via eadt.co.uk/sport; James Norwood, photo unattributed at footballleagueworld.co.uk.
Peteborough Utd: Darren Ferguson, photo by Joe Dent at theposh.com/news; Mohamed Eisa,, photo by Joe Dent at theposh.com/news; Ivan Toney, photo by Joe Dent at theposh.com/news.
Rotherham Utd: Paul Warne, photo unattributed at rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/sport; Freddie Ladapo, photo from themillers.co.uk/news.
Coventry City: Mark Robins, photo from ccfc.co.uk/news; Zain Westbrooke, photo from backpagepix.com; Amadou Bakayoko, photo from twitter.com/[@Coventry_City]; Matt Godden, photo from ccfc.co.uk/news.
Oxford Utd: Karl Robinson, photo from twitter.com/[@oxfordmailoufc]; James Henry, photo from oufc.co.uk/news.
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Thanks to all at the following…
-Blank map of UK historic counties, by Nilfanion (using UK Ordnance Survey data), at File:United Kingdom police areas map.svg (commons.wikimedia.org).
-Blank relief map of Greater London, by Nilfanion (using UK Ordnance Survey data), at File:Greater London UK relief location map.jpg.
-Attendances from E-F-S site, european-football-statistics.co.uk/attn.htm.
-England – First Level All-Time Tables 1888/89-2015/16 (rsssf.com).
-Thanks to the contributors at en.wikipedia, at EFL League One (en.wikipedia.org).

November 26, 2019

2019-20 FA Cup 2nd Round map, with current league attendances & fixture list. / + The club with the biggest 1st Round upset: Maldon & Tiptree FC, who beat Leyton Orient, a club 4 levels and 78 league-places higher.

Filed under: >2019-20 FA Cup — admin @ 1:06 pm

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2019-20 FA Cup 2nd Round map, with current league attendances & fixture list





By Bill Turianski on 26 November 2019; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.
Links…
-The competition…FA Cup (en.wikipedia.org).
-BBC’s page on the competition…bbc.com/fa-cup.
-Fixtures, results, etcSummary – 2019-20 FA Cup 2nd Round (soccerway.com).
-FA Cup Factfile…blog: facupfactfile.wordpress.com; twitter.com/[@facupfactfile].

    The club with the biggest 1st Round upset:
    Maldon & Tiptree FC, who beat Leyton Orient, a club 4 levels and 78 league-places higher.

{To see a brief history of Maldon & Tiptree, click on the following link, my post on the 2019-20 FA Cup 1st Round…
2019-20 FA Cup 1st Round map with current league attendances & fixture list. / + The club making its FA Cup 1st Round debut: Maldon & Tiptree FC.}

Maldon & Tiptree (est. 1946), aka the Jammers, had never qualified for the FA Cup 1st Round before the 2019-20 season. This small 8th-level club from coastal Essex then did one better, as they produced the biggest Cup-upset of the 1st round, beating 4th-division side Leyton Orient 1-2 in East London {see screenshots and photos below}.

At the time of the upset victory, Maldon & Tiptree were placed an astounding 4 leagues and 78 league-places below Leyton Orient. Now, in the 2nd Round, Maldon & Tiptree will play another 4th-division side, Newport County of South Wales. And this time it is a home match for Maldon & Tiptree, to be played at their tiny Wallace Binder Ground, on Friday evening the 29th of November. Of course it will be televised, and of course it is sold out. Up the Jammers!

Here is an article on Maldon & Tiptree’s big upset win, FA Cup magic as Maldon & Tiptree knock out Leyton Orient (by Simon Spurgeon on 10 Nov 2019 at gazette-news.co.uk/sport).

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Photo and Image credits above – Maldon & Tiptree home kit illustration, from en.wikipedia.org/[Maldon & Tiptree F.C.]. Aerial shot of Maldon, Essex, screenshot from video uploaded by Lee Roper at youtube.com. Maldon’s harbor (Hythe Quay), photo by diamond geezer at flickr.com. Wallace Binder Ground (circa 2015), photo by boycopus at [the now-defunct] panoramio.com via us.soccerway.com/[Maldon & Tiptree FC]. Main Stand at Wallace Binder Ground, photo by local bus driver at flickr.com. Maldon & Tiptree jersey badge [ca. 2019-20], photo from instagram.com/[@beautifulgame15 (here) via instazu.com/profile/beautifulgame15. Danny Parish goal (43') & Jorome Slew goal (65') & Leyton Orient goal & final whistle including pitch invasion: 4 screenshots from video uploaded by The Emirates FA Cup at youtube.com. Maldon & Tiptree players celebrating with the traveling fans, photo by Simon O'Connor at gazette-news.co.uk/sport. Players and coaches and manager Wayne Brown (at the far right) celebrate the win, photo from twitter.com/[@MaldonTiptreeFC].
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Thanks to all at the following links…
-Blank map of UK historic counties, by Nilfanion (using UK Ordnance Survey data), at File:United Kingdom police areas map.svg;
-Blank relief map of Greater London, by Nilfanion (using UK Ordnance Survey data), at File:Greater London UK relief location map.jpg;
-Blank relief map of Greater Manchester, by Nilfanion (using Ordnance Survey data), at File:Greater Manchester UK relief location map.jpg (commons.wikimedia.org).

-Soccerway.com, for most avg attendance figures (Football League divisions 3 and 4, and non-League division 5 and non-League level 6): soccerway.com/[EFL L1].
-Non-League Matters.co.uk, for avg attendance figures in the lower non-League levels (levels 7, 8).

November 13, 2019

2019-20 EFL League Two (4th division England, incl Wales): map w/ 18/19-crowds-&-finish + titles-&-seasons-in-1st-division./+ Top of the table chart (showing each of the 7 top teams’ managers & their leading scorer).

Filed under: >2019-20 English Football,Eng-4th Level/League Two — admin @ 8:36 am

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2019-20 EFL League Two (4th division England, incl Wales): map w/ 18/19-crowds-&-finish + titles-&-seasons-in-1st-division





By Bill Turianski on 13 November 2019; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.

Links…
-2019-20 EFL League Two (en.wikipedia.org).
-Table, fixtures, results, attendance, stats…LEAGUE TWO [Summary] (soccerway.com).
-Sky Bet League Two 2019 – 2020 [kits] (historicalkits.co.uk).

    EFL League Two – Top of the table as of 15 November 2019 (15-to-17 games played / ~one-third of the season played):
    Shown below are each of the 7 top teams’ manager & their leading scorer…

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Photo and Image credits above -
Table (screenshot) from worldfootball.net/competition/eng-league-two.
FGR: Mark Cooper, photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images Europe via zimbio.com. Joseph Mills, photo unattributed at publicinsta.com/hashtag/GreenDevils.
Bradford City: Gary Bowyer, photo from bradfordcityfc.co.uk. James Vaughan, photo from bradfordcityfc.co.uk.
Swindon Town: Richie Wellens, photo from swindontownfc.co.uk. Eoin Doyle, photo by Dave Evans at swindonadvertiser.co.uk/sport.
Crewe: David Artell, photo by Kevin Warburton – A Moment in Sport via cheshire-live.co.uk/sport. Chris Porter, photo by Nicola Cooper at crewechronicle.co.uk/sport.
Exeter City: Matt Taylor, photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images Europe via zimbio.com. Nicky Law, photo by Micah Crook/PPAUK via devonlive.com/sport.
Cheltenham Town: Michael Duff, photo by Shane Healey/Pro Sports Images via stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk/sport. Luke Varney, photo by Dan Westwood at nottinghampost.com/sport. Ryan Broom, photo unattributed at twitter.com/[@ryanbroom10].
Newport County: Michael Flynn, photo by Dave Evans at swindonadvertiser.co.uk/sport. , photo from newport-county.co.uk.
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Thanks to the following…
-Blank map of UK historic counties, by Nilfanion (using UK Ordnance Survey data), at File:United Kingdom police areas map.svg (commons.wikimedia.org).
-Blank relief map of Greater London, by Nilfanion (using UK Ordnance Survey data), at File:Greater London UK relief location map.jpg.

-Attendances from E-F-S site, european-football-statistics.co.uk/attn.htm.
-5th division attendances from nonleaguematters.co.uk.
-Thanks to the contributors at en.wikipedia, at 2019-20 EFL League Two.

November 3, 2019

2019-20 FA Cup 1st Round map with current league attendances & fixture list. / + The club making its FA Cup 1st Round debut: Maldon & Tiptree FC.

Filed under: >2019-20 FA Cup — admin @ 2:31 pm


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2019-20 FA Cup 1st Round map with current league attendances & fixture list




By Bill Turianski on 3 November 2019; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.
Links…
-The competition…FA Cup (en.wikipedia.org).
-BBC’s page on the competition…bbc.com/fa-cup.
-Fixtures, results, etcSummary – 2019-20 FA Cup 1st Round (soccerway.com).
-FA Cup Factfile…blog: facupfactfile.wordpress.com; twitter.cm/[@facupfactfile].

Breakdown of the 79 clubs in the 2019-20 FA Cup 1st Round Proper (by Division or Level)…
∙3rd division (EFL League One) – 23 clubs.
∙4th division (EFL League Two) – 24 clubs.
∙5th division (non-League National League) – 15 clubs.
∙6th level – 10 clubs (5 NL-North, 5 NL-South).
∙7th level – 5 clubs (1 Northern Prem, 1 Southern Prem South, 1 Southern Prem Central, 2 Isthmian Prem).
∙8th level – 2 clubs (1 Isthmian North, 1 Isthmian South East).

There are 79 clubs in the 2019-20 FA Cup 1st Round – instead of the usual 80 clubs – due to the demise of Bury FC (ex-3rd division) {see this, from 28 August 2019 at bbc.com/football}. That left a gap in the FA Cup 1st Round. So, it had been decided that during the 1st Round Draw, the last team in the pot would receive a bye to the 2nd Round. That team was West Sussex-based 8th-tier side Chichester City. And Chichester City who are the lowest-placed team still alive in the competition, announced they would donate part of their 36,000 prize to ‘the appropriate organisation involved with the continuation of Bury’. {See this from sport.net via Press Association.} {See this: Chichester City players react to receiving a bye into the second round of the #FACup! (twitter.com/[@NonLeaguePaper]).}

Speaking of Chichester City… I am considering them not to be FA Cup 1st Round first-timers. Because one of the two clubs which merged to form the present day Chichester City (II), in 2000, was Chichester City (I) (1873-2000). And that original Chichester City qualified for the 1960-61 FA Cup 1st Round. And the new Chichester City, which merged with Portfield FC in 2000 to become Chichester City United, retained the league-position AND the records of Chichester City (I). [Chichester City United changed their name back to Chichester City (II) in 2009.] At the present-day Chichester City’s Pichero.com page, in the History section {here in the 14th paragraph there}, it confirms this, by saying, “Following a merger with local rivals Portfield FC in 2000 the club became known as Chichester City United FC, with the previous records of Chichester City FC being retained as the actual club’s history.” Also, see the Chichester City page at Football Club History Database {here}, which says the same thing…that Chichester City (I/1873-2000) and (II/2000-present) are the same club.

Also, some media are considering Darlington FC to be FA Cup 1st Round first-timers, but the re-formed club has been allowed by the football authorities to retain the history of the original Darlington FC. {See this article from TheNonLeaguePaper.com from April 2017; see Darlington FC’s Wikipedia page, which shows records of club back to 1883, here}.

    Maldon & Tiptree FC (an 8th level club), who, on the 19th of October 2019 qualified for the FA Cup 1st Round, for the first time ever…

Maldon is a town of 14,000 on the Blackwater Estuary in coastal Essex. Maldon is located, by road, 50 miles (80 km) NE of central London. The most famous thing to come out of Maldon is salt: Maldon Sea Salt (est. 1882), which is harvested from the area {see this article at BonAppetit.com}.

Maldon Town FC were formed in 1946; they were amalgamated in 2010. By 2009-10, Maldon Town were playing in the Isthmian League D1 North (in the 8th level of the English football pyramid). In 2009, the chairman of nearby Tiptree United bought Maldon Town. At that point in time, Tiptree Utd were in the 9th-level Essex Senior League. (Tiptree is a town of 9,000, located, by road, 8 miles (12.5 km) north of Maldon.) In the following season (the 2010-11 season), the two clubs combined as Maldon & Tiptree FC. It was billed as not officially being a merger, as Tiptree Utd retained their license. {See this article at the Maldon Standard site.} But Tiptree Utd never fielded a senior team again…so, yeah, it was a merger, when all was said and done. The new and amalgamated club kept the Royal Blue of Maldon Town, and added Tiptree United’s Red (from Tiptree’s red-with-black colours), to make a kit featuring Royal-Blue-and-Red vertically-striped jerseys. They would play at Maldon Town’s ground (the Wallace Binder Ground, which opened in 1994), but would have a nickname derived from Tiptree United’s moniker of ‘the Jam-makers’. That nickname was a reference to the local jam-making industry of Tiptree, and a variation of it was chosen by supporters in a poll. Thus, the ‘Jammers’ of Maldon & Tiptree were born.

Currently [3 November 2019], Maldon & Tiptree are in an 8th-division promotion race, sitting in 2nd place, 2 points behind Bury Town (with 3 games in hand). {Isthmian D1 North table (soccerway.com).} When they clinched qualification for the 2019-20 FA Cup 1st Round, Maldon & Tiptree were averaging 135 per game. (They drew 65 more than that in their next league home match since then, on 2 November). Currently, Maldon & Tiptree are averaging 146 per game, a figure that is 37-per-game below the median average attendance in their league. So Maldon & Tiptree are a rather small club to have qualified for the FA Cup 1st Round, and are in fact the lowest-drawing club in the 1st Round this year. {Isthmian North attendances here (nonleaguematters.co.uk).}

Since their amalgamation in 2010-11, Maldon & Tiptree have remained in the 8th level, staying ten years now in the same league (which is now called the Isthmian North). In their 9 full seasons of existence, Maldon & Tiptree have made it to the play-offs 3 times. But they have faltered each time in the play-offs final, losing there in 2013 to Thamesmead Town [on penalties]; then losing there in 2017 to Thurrock Town; then losing there last season [2019] to Heybridge Swifts [on penalties]. So you could say there were due for a run of good fortune, and that has now happened.

Maldon Town had never made to the FA Cup 1st Round Proper in 63 years of trying. Tiptree United (est. 1933) had likewise had never qualified for the 1st round of the world’s oldest football tournament. But in the late summer and early autumn of 2019, under manager Wayne Brown, this small Essex-based club made a Cup-run that saw them qualify for the FA Cup 1st Round. {See photos, screenshots and captions below.} From the Maldon & Burnham Standard, from 19 October 2019, by Simon Spurgeon, FA Cup history for Brown’s Maldon & Tiptree side (maldonandburnhamstandard.co.uk/sport).

Maldon & Tiptree got to the First Round this way…Beating Saffron Walden Town (a 9th-level club), away, in the Preliminary Round. Then they beat fellow Isthmian North club Histon, away, in the 1st Qualifying Round. Then they beat 7th-level Isthmian side Wingate & Finchley, at home in front of 149, in the 2nd QR. Then they beat 8th-level Isthmian South Central side Chertsey Town, at home in front of 225, in the 3rd QR. And then Maldon & Tiptree qualified for the FA Cup Proper by beating 8th-level Southern Central side Royston Town, away, by the score of 1-3, in the 4th QR. Goals for Maldon & Tiptree were courtesy of a Royston own-goal early in the first half, followed by a 31st-minute goal from Danny Parish, then a 65th-minute goal from top-scorer Jerome Slew that clinched it. That 3rd goal was the result of some excellent team play {see screenshot and caption below}. {Note, the 3rd goal can be seen at the 7:05 mark of the following video, from Royston Town FC TV, at youtube.com.}

For the FA Cup 1st Round draw, which was actually held at Maldon & Tiptree’s Wallace Binder Ground, Maldon & Tiptree were drawn versus just-promoted 4th-division side Leyton Orient. This is a decent draw for Maldon & Tiptree, as it is a somewhat winnable match, plus their traveling fans will not have a long trip, at all, to reach Orient’s Brisbane Road ground down there in East London.

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Photo and Image credits above – Maldon & Tiptree home kit illustration, from en.wikipedia.org/[Maldon & Tiptree F.C.]. Aerial shot of Maldon, Essex, photo by oneblackline at File:Maldon 060309.jpg (commons.wikimedia.org). Maldon’s harbor, photo from visitmaldon.co.uk. Wallace Binder Ground (circa 2015), photo by boycopus at [the now-defunct] panoramio.com via us.soccerway.com/[Maldon & Tiptree FC]. Main Stand at Wallace Binder Ground, photo by local bus driver at flickr.com. Maldon & Tiptree jersey badge [ca. 2019-20], photo from instagram.com/[@beautifulgame15 (here) via instazu.com/profile/beautifulgame15. 3rd goal that clinched Maldon & Tiptree's FA Cup 1st Round qualification (65' goal by Jerome Slew), screenshot from video by Royston Town FC TV at youtube.com. Danny Parish and Jorome Slew, photos from pitchero.com/clubs/maldonandtiptreefc. Maldon & Tiptree Players celebrate with traveling fans, screenshot from video at twitter.com/[@MaldonTiptreeFC]. Manager Wayne Brown, photo from maldonandburnhamstandard.co.uk
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Thanks to all at the following links…
-Blank map of UK historic counties, by Nilfanion (using UK Ordnance Survey data), at File:United Kingdom police areas map.svg;
-Blank relief map of Greater London, by Nilfanion (using UK Ordnance Survey data), at File:Greater London UK relief location map.jpg;
-Blank relief map of Greater Manchester, by Nilfanion (using Ordnance Survey data), at File:Greater Manchester UK relief location map.jpg (commons.wikimedia.org).

-Soccerway.com, for most avg attendance figures (Football League divisions 3 and 4, and non-League division 5 and non-League level 6): soccerway.com/[EFL L1].
-Non-League Matters.co.uk, for avg attendance figures in the lower non-League levels (levels 7, 8).

October 14, 2019

1927 Major League Baseball: map with crests & uniforms, final standings and stats leaders; champions: New York Yankees./+ Illustrated article, 1927 MLB champions: the New York Yankees, perhaps the greatest team in MLB history.

Filed under: Baseball,Baseball-1927 MLB season,Retro maps — admin @ 7:31 am

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1927 Major League Baseball: map with crests & uniforms, final standings and stats leaders; champions: New York Yankees




By Bill Turianski on 14 October 2019; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.

Links…
Sources:
-Baseball-Reference.com, 1927 AL season; 1927 NL season.
-Baseball Hall of Fame’s Dressed to the Nines (uniforms illustrated by Marc Okkonen), exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/database.htm.
-US cities’ populations (1920 figures), biggestuscities.com/1920.
-Attendances. Source: baseball-reference.com/leagues/MLB/1927-misc.shtml.
Most logos. Source: SportsLogos.net, sportslogos.net/[MLB logos].

From 1903 to 1952 (50 seasons), there were no franchise-shifts in Major League Baseball. The 16 MLB teams from this 50-year period played in only 9 American cities…New York City (3 teams), Chicago (2 teams), Philadelphia (2 teams), Detroit, Cleveland, St. Louis (2 teams), Boston (2 teams), Pittsburgh, Washington, and Cincinnati.

Below: a chart of 1920s USA city populations, with 1926 MLB teams noted…
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    1927 MLB champions: the New York Yankees, perhaps the greatest team in MLB history

Many observers consider the 1927 New York Yankees to be the greatest team ever. The ’27 Yankees featured seven future Hall of Famers: pitchers Herb Pennock and Waite Hoyt, infielders Lou Gehrig (1B) and Tony Lazzeri (2B), outfielders Babe Ruth and Earle Combs, and manager Miller Huggins. After losing to the St. Louis Cardinals 4 games to 3 in the 1926 World Series, the 1927 Yankees went 110-44 (.714). Only 4 other teams have won more games than that…the 1906 Chicago Cubs and the 2001 Seattle Mariners won 116, the 1998 Yankees won 114 and the 1954 Cleveland Indians won 111. But the 1906 Cubs and the 1954 Indians and the 2001 Mariners did not win the World Series in those years. Also, the 1998 Yankees, though they did win the World Series that year, played in the era of the modern-day 162-game season [154-game season until 1960/162-game season in American League since 1961; 162-game season in National League since 1962].

The 1927 Yankees won the American League by 19 games, the most to that point in AL history. (Note: the Chicago Cubs won the National League in 1906 by 20 games.)

Let’s look at the numbers. The 1927 Yankees had a .307 BAvg, a .489 slugging percentage, and scored 975 runs, outscoring their opponents by a record 376 runs. That .489 Slugging Pct. the ’27 Yankees had – as a team – was surpassed by only 5 other individual players on all the other teams in the AL that season. Babe Ruth’s record-setting 60 homers, when added to Lou Gehrig’s 47 HR, accounted for over 25% of all HRs in the AL that season! Gehrig had a then-record 173 RBIs, while Ruth had 165 RBIs. Gehrig hit .373, Ruth hit .356. Plus Ruth drew 137 Walks, while Gehrig drew 109. Tony Lazzeri had 18 HR & 102 RBIs & and hit .309. Lead-off hitter Earle Combs hit .352. Standout pitchers were Waite Hoyt (22-7, 2.63 ERA), Herb Pennock (19-8, 3.00 ERA), and Wilcy Moore (19-7, 2.28 ERA, 19 Saves). But the thing is, once you get past the sublime accomplishments of Ruth and Gehrig that year, as well as the excellent seasons of Lazzeri, Combs, Hoyt, Pennock, and Moore, there were a lot a mediocre players on the 1927 Yankees. As Robert Creamer of Sports Illustrated pointed out, “it may cause raised eyebrows to realize that such journeymen as Gazella, Wera, Durst, Thomas, Paschal, Giard, Grabowski, Morehart and Collins made up almost 40% of that great team’s roster.” {-excerpt from the August 26, 1958 issue of Sports Illustrated, here.}

The 1927 Yankees swept the Pittsburgh Pirates in 4 games to win the ’27 World Series. It was the 24th World Series, and it was first time that an American League team swept a National League team in the competition. (Note: NL Teams had swept their AL opponents 3 times previously: the Chicago Cubs swept the Detroit Tigers in the 1907 WS; the Boston Braves swept the Philadelphia Athletics in the 1914 WS; and the New York Giants swept the Yankees in the 1923 WS.)

And then, the 1928 Yankees would go on to sweep the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1928 World Series. That was the first time a team had ever swept back-to-back World Series contests. No other MLB team has accomplished that feat of back-to-back World Series sweeps…but the New York Yankees went on to do it two more times…in 1938 & ’39, and in 1998 & ’99.

And those two Yankee teams, along with, of course, the 1927-28 Yankees, show up on many, if not all, lists of greatest-ever MLB teams…such as:
{Bleacher Report’s Official Rankings of the 50 Greatest Teams in MLB History, by Joel Reuter at BleacherReport.com, from March 2014},
{Tom Verducci’s Top 10 Teams of All Time, by Tom Verducci at si.com},
{Determining the Best Major League Baseball Team Ever From 1902-2005, from Baseball-Almanac.com},
{The Best MLB Teams Of All-Time, According To Elo, by Reuben Fischer-Baum at FiveThirtyEight.com, from May 2016}…
(For the record, the first 3 of the 4 lists above rank the 1927 Yankees as the best MLB team ever; the list at the 538.com ranks the 1927 Yankees the second-best ever, giving the nod to the Joe DiMaggio-led Yankees of 1939.)

Below: the 1927 New York Yankees & Babe Ruth’s record-setting 60 Home Run season…
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Photo and Image credits above – 1927 NY Yankees road jersey script logo, from mitchellandness.com. “Murderers Row”, featuring Gehrig, Ruth, Combes, Lazzeri [colorized photo circa 1927], unattributed at ebay.com. Babe Ruth, photo unattributed at sabr.org. Ruth crosses the plate and is congratulated by teammate Bob Meusel, after hitting the historic 60th Home Run, photo by NY Daily News at nydailynews.com. New York Daily News front page from Oct. 1 1927 [Babe Ruth hits historic 60th HR), via Baseball by B Smile [twitter.com/@bsmile]. Game 4 of the 1927 World Series, Oct. 6 1927 – NY 4, Pittsburgh 3: photo from the stands at Yankee Stadium…action from the 1st-inning, as Babe Ruth (who later hit a HR in the 5th) has just singled; Earle Combs rounds 3rd to tie the game up 1-1. The Yankees swept the Pirates in 4 games, for their second WS title. This was the first sweep of a National League team by an American League team…photo unattributed at Old Time Baseball Photos twitter.com/[@OTBaseballPhoto].

1927 MLB stats leaders…
ERA, Wilcy Moore (NYY). Wins, Charlie Root (CHC). WAR for pitchers, Tommy Thomas (CHW). BAvg, Harry Heilmann (DET). HR, Babe Ruth (NYY). RBI, Lou Gehrig (NYY). OPS, Babe Ruth (NYY). WAR, Babe Ruth (1927).


Photo and Image credits on the map page…
1927 WS champions New York Yankees…
1927 NY Yankees road jersey script logo, from mitchellandness.com. Babe Ruth [photo from 1927], photo from Getty Images via biography.com. Lou Gehrig [photo circa 1927], unattributed at fineartamerica.com. Earle Combs [photo circa 1926], unattributed at ebay.com. Tony Lazzeri [photo circa 1927], from Baseball Hall of Fame via si.com/all-time-yankees-lineup. Waite Hoyt [photo circa 1927], photo from National Baseball Hall of Fame Library via Getty Images via gettyimages.com. Wilcy Moore [colorized photo circa 1929], colorized photo unattributed at pinterest.com. Bob Meusel [photo circa 1927], unattributed at espn.com. Manager, Miller Huggins [photo circa 1924], unattributed at pinterest.com.
1927 WS G4 ticket, from pixels.com.
1927 WS press pin, from may16.hugginsandscott.com.
Murderers Row, featuring Gehrig, Ruth, Combes, Lazzeri [colorized photo circa 1927], unattributed at ebay.com.
1927 MLB stats leaders…
Wilcy Moore (NYY) [photo circa 1928], unattributed at pinterest.com. Charlie Root (CHC) [photo circa 1927], unattributed at sabr.org. Harry Heilmann (DET) [photo from 1927], unattributed at quora.com. Tommy Thomas (CHW) [photo circa 1927], photo by Sporting News and Rogers Photo Archive via Getty Images via gettyimages.co.uk. Babe Ruth (NYY) [photo circa 1927], McMahon Archive at amazon.com. Lou Gehrig (NYY) [photo circa 1928], unattributed at mondoudinese.it. Babe Ruth (NYY) [photo circa 1927], from Bettman-Corbis/Getty Images via si.com.

Colorized photo of Philadelphia Athletics 1925-27 elephant-logo jersey, photo unattributed and colorized by Natalia Valiukevich/mediadrumworld.com via dailymail.co.uk/article.

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Thanks to all at the following links…
Sources:
-Baseball-Reference.com, 1927 AL season; 1927 NL season.
-Baseball Hall of Fame’s Dressed to the Nines (uniforms illustrated by Marc Okkonen), exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/database.htm.
-US cities’ populations (1920 figures), biggestuscities.com/1920.
-Attendances. Source: baseball-reference.com/leagues/MLB/1927-misc.shtml.
Most logos. Source: SportsLogos.net, sportslogos.net/[MLB logos].

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