I’ve often wondered how Vital Pompey compares to other sites on the Vital network.
So late on Wednesday (midnight in fact) in the midst of drowning my sorrows at our Carling Cup exit with a whiskey large enough to float the Warrior in, I dragged all the stats down from the Vital Members League, put my anorak on (the one on loan from Eastneydave, Ninja Tim & pompeygray to name a few) and performed some magical analysis.
What I found was very interesting ? well interesting if you like looking at statistics that is.
Vital Pompey (that’s us! ? you & me!? and anybody else logging on) amassed an amazing total of ‘3588’ points for the month of October.
“Wow”, I hear you cry, “but how does that compare to other club sites?”
Well I’m going tell you ? For October Vital Pompey was the 8th most contributed to site on the Vital Network. Now that’s not bad considering Vital covers all the English and Scottish leagues as well as the Conference. So that means we are 8th out of about 150 fan sites ? not bad eh! ?
The Top 15 teams looked like this
1. Millwall – 19014
2. Aston Villa – 13369
3. Spurs – 11132
4. Chelsea – 8901
5. Arsenal – 6912
6. Sheff Wed – 5562
7. Rotherham – 4153
8. Portsmouth – 3588
9. Blackpool – 3439
10. Leeds – 2701
11. Celtic – 2455
12. Swansea – 2437
13. Forest – 2224
14. Blackburn – 2175
15. Hull – 2170
As you can see we have some way to go to topple the likes of Millwall, Villa and Spurs but they each have nearly 400 members contributing to their site on a regular basis and there’s no way we can match that (at the moment at least). We can however target Rotherham and Sheffield Wednesday as their site are of similar size to ours and surely, within our grasp.
For info Dundee and Ayr shared the bottom spot with 1 point each! ? They must be exciting places to go if you ever get bored in the early hours!!
Exciting stuff eh! ? But come ‘ere, there’s more ?
If you look at the individual contributions you’ll see our very own ‘Landlord Rug’ amassed a crackin’ total of 564 points, making him to 10th best individual on the network – This goes to show the amount of effort he puts in to keep the site up and running for us all to contribute. Well done Rug? you truly are a ‘Jolly good fellow!’
Carpet and I managed to secure places in the top 50 with more than respectable 40th and 22nd placings and eastneydave and storagematt were 72nd and 73rd – Well done fellas.
The Individual standings for the entire network looked like this?
1. merlin (Chelsea) 1046
2. Blue is the colour (Chelsea) 894
3. herringthorpe (Rotherham) 844
4. daspecial1 (Chelsea) 714
5. will it ever happen (Sheff Wed) 659
6. muffdaddy1983 (Liverpool) 639
7. glensider (aston Villa) 637
8. ozanne park rangers (QPR) 589
9. SMOKIEJACK (Chelsea) 579
10. pompeyrug (Portsmouth) 564
Mention should also go to NinjaTim, paultsmouth, russellm, pompey4me, PompeyGleamer and linvoyforengland for amassing over 100 points each? again another tremendous effort fellas?
Obviously (as I’m sure Rug would point out) every bodies contribution is valued and valid and it really doesn’t matter if you just log on for a minute or two to the take part in the polls or the prediction league? but next time you do just spare a minute to say ‘hello’ in one of the many forums going on, you’re guaranteed a warm welcome and your post and the responses you receive will all collect points? which will help push Vital Pompey further up the Vital League ? Wouldn’t it be good if one day Vital Pompey could sit proudly at the top of the Vital League and Pompey FC sit firmly on top of the Premiership ? now there’s a thought ?
So there you have it, the results of a couple of hours cutting and pasting, collating, validating, cell referencing and the myriad of other geeky things I do when the kids are in bed!
Now that’s done, can I keep the anorak for another month or shall I buy some pyjamas and call myself Stato!
Written by Chix.
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