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Rovers’ 2010-11 Season in Words; part two

And so to the secon part of our abridged review of Rovers’ 2010-11 season. As explained in the pre-amble to part one, we have taken a graphical approach to our review this season, inspired by (or ripping-off if you prefer) the ideas of MirkoBolesan. As with that first part we have again amassed all of Viva Rovers’ match reports from November through to the end of January, taken out time determinables such as “ten minutes in”, “on the hour mark” and references to the “first half” or “second half”, and fed them into Wordle. The results are as follows.

The impact of Jamie Coppinger on the season remains notable as he looms large in both November and January. In November the presence of on loan forward David Healey stands out, as does his strike partner James Hayter, unsurprising given that the latter won the Championship Player of the Month award. In December the name of referee Mr Linnington looms large, he being the official who awarded the bizarre penalty at Leicester, though the fact that this was one of only two matches played in December explains his prominence as much as his decision. Sean O’Driscoll’s presence also increases with each month, though Sheffield United’s festive coveting would perhaps explain this.

November Word Cloud

December Word Cloud

January Word Cloud


About glen wilson

Former schoolboy, Glen Wilson writes on football and travel and has been editor of the award-winning popular STAND fanzine since before the award.


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