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January 30, 2022

2021-22 FA Cup, 4th Round: Location-map, with fixtures list & current home league attendances./ Plus, the biggest upset in the 3rd Round: Kidderminster 2-1 Reading.

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2021-22 FA Cup, 4th Round: Location-map, with fixtures list & current home league attendances



By Bill Turianski on the 30th of January 2022; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.
Links…
-The competition…FA Cup (en.wikipedia.org).
-BBC’s page on the competition…
bbc.com/fa-cup.

The biggest upset in the 3rd Round: Kidderminster 2-1 Reading.
6th-division side Kidderminster Harriers (of Worcestershire) defeated 2nd division side Reading. At kick-off, Kidderminster were 5th in the National League North [#120 in the League pyramid; although normally that would be #121, but there are only 23, and not 24, teams in the 5th division this season]. Reading were in 21st place in the EFL Championship [#41 in the League pyramid]. So the difference between Kidderminster and Reading was 4 League-levels and 79 league-places. Kidderminster, as of Monday the 31st of January, sit 3rd in the National League North, 7 points behind leaders Gateshead (but with a game in hand).
-From theguardian.com/football, Kidderminster’s Amari Morgan-Smith stuns Reading to pull off FA Cup upset (by Peter Lansley on 8 Jan 2022).

(The second-biggest upset in the 3rd Round was 4th tier side Hartlepool United 2-1 over 2nd division side Blackpool: which was a difference of 2 League-levels and 52 league-places.)

(The third-biggest upset in the 3rd Round was 3rd tier side Cambridge United 1-0 over Premier League side Newcastle United: which was a difference of 2 League-levels and 41 league-places.)

Below: Kidderminster Harriers 2-1 Reading – 6th tier side Kidderminster beats 2nd division side Reading…
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Photo and Image credits above -Aggborough (aerial shot), photo unattributed at footballtripper.com. -Interior shot of Aggborough (South Stand), photo by Philip DeVere at google.com/maps. -Kidderminster Harriers’ manager Russell Penn, photo by Barrington Coombs/PA Images via gettyimages.ae. -The two Kidderminster goals (Sam Austin 69′; Amari Morgan-Smith, 82′): screenshots from video uploaded by The Emirates FA Cup at youtube.com. -Pitch invasion, screenshot from video uploaded by The Emirates FA Cup at youtube.com.



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Sources…
Thanks to all, at the links below…
-Blank map of English Metropolitan and Non-Metropolitan Counties, by Nilfanion, at File:English metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties 2010.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.
-Fixtures list: screenshot from bbc.com/fa-cup.
Attendance figures…
-Soccerway.com/[Premier League].
-Kidderminster attendance 2014-15 to 2019-20, from nonleaguematters.co.uk/divisions/2.

January 17, 2022

Spain: 2021-22 La Liga – Location-map, with Seasons-in-1st-Division for the current 20 clubs & Spanish titles list.

Filed under: Spain — admin @ 12:58 pm

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Spain: 2021-22 La Liga – Location-map, with Seasons-in-1st-Division for the current 20 clubs & Spanish Titles list



By Bill Turianski on the 17th of January 2022; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.
Links…
-2021-22 La Liga (en.wikipedia.org).
-La Liga – Summary: matches, table, players, etc. (soccerway.com).
-Sid Lowe at theguardian.com/football [Spanish football coverage] (theguardian.com/profile/sidlowe).

The map shows the twenty clubs in the current season of the Spanish La Liga [2021-22].
The map features the locations and crests of the 20 current La Liga clubs. Plus, the recently-promoted and -relegated teams are noted. (Promoted in 2021: Espanyol, Mallorca, Rayo Vallecano; relegated in 2021: Eibar, Valladolid, Huesca).

The 17 Autonomous Communities of Spain are shown {Autonomous communities of Spain} (en.wikipedia.org).

Also shown on the map are the 20 largest Spanish metropolitan areas.
{source: Largest metropolitan areas in Spain (2018 European Spatial Planning Observation Network figures) (en.wikipedia.org)}. Those 20 largest Spanish metro-areas, with their 2018 population estimates, are listed at the top-centre of the map-page.

On the main map of Mainland Spain and on the inset-map showing the Canary Islands, those 20 metro-areas are shown via circles which denote the city-centre. In some cases, there is more than one city-centre for the metro-area (as with Oviedo–Gijón–Avilés up in the north of Spain; and as with both Murcia–Orihuela and with Alicante–Elche in the south of Spain).

There are two charts on the right-hand side of the map page .
One chart shows Seasons-in-1st-Division [current clubs]. (2021-22 is the 91st season of La Liga.) The second chart is the All-time Spanish professional titles list (1929 to 2020-21).

Currently [17 January 2022], after 20 or 21 matches, and with ~52-to-55% of the 2021-22 season played, Real Madrid leads the league by 5 points over Sevilla, although Sevilla has one game in hand. Third place is Real Betis, stuck 15 points behind Real Madrid, so it looks like only Sevilla has a chance to catch los Blancos (the Whites).

If the season were ended right now, the four Champions League spots would go to Real Madrid, Sevilla, Betis, and reigning champions Atlético Madrid. The remaining lower-tier-European places would go to the current #5 and #6-place teams: Real Sociedad and the still-imploding Barcelona.

There are several others who could challenge for a spot in Europe next season, including recently-promoted dark-horses Rayo Vallecano (of Vallecas, a working-class neighborhood on the south-east side of Madrid). Current relegation-zone dwellers are: Alavés, Cádiz, and Levante.
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Thanks to all at the following links
-Blank map of Spain, by NordNordWest at File:Spain location map.svg;
-Globe-map of Spain, by Rob984 at File:EU-Spain (orthographic projection).svg;
-Map of the Community of Madrid, by Miguillen at File:Spain Madrid location map.svg (en.wikipedia.org).
-Map of Canary Islands, by Miguillen at File:Canarias-loc.svg (commons.wikimedia.org).
-Largest metropolitan areas in Spain (2018 European Spatial Planning Observation Network figures) (en.wikipedia.org).
-Autonomous communities of Spain;
-List of metropolitan areas in Spain (en.wikipedia.org).

January 5, 2022

2021-22 FA Cup, 3rd Round: Location-map, with fixtures list & current home league attendances.

Filed under: 2021-22 FA Cup — admin @ 4:31 pm

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2021-22 FA Cup, 3rd Round: Location-map, with fixtures & current home league attendances



By Bill Turianski on the 5th of January 2022; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.
Links…
-The competition…FA Cup (en.wikipedia.org).
-BBC’s page on the competition…
bbc.com/fa-cup.


Due to a surge in COVID-19 cases, there will be no more re-plays in the tournament this season. Matches will be decided on the match-day, with aet and penalty-kicks used, if necessary. Of the four non-League clubs still alive in the tournament, the lowest-placed team is Kidderminster Harriers (of Worcestershire), who are a 6th-level side in the National League North. But Kidderminster’s home match versus Reading will not be televised. The only non-League sides involved in a televised match are Chesterfield (away v Chelsea), and Yeovil Town (home v Bournemouth). {Televised matches.}
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Sources…
Thanks to all, at the links below…
-Blank map of English Metropolitan and Non-Metropolitan Counties, by Nilfanion, at File:English metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties 2010.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 (using Ordnance Survey data), at File:West Midlands UK relief location map.jpg (commons.wikimedia.org).
-Fixtures list: screenshot from bbc.com/fa-cup.
Attendance figures…
-Soccerway.com/[Premier League].

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