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Wed 07 Jul 2010

England actually win something

Cricket news, and here are the tables as they stood on 1 July 2010.

One-day

AU1  1300   80.6  -32  -0.39
IN1  1122   76.7   16   0.21
EN1  1026   88.1  -26  -0.29
SA1  1011   82.6   38   0.46
NZ1  1006   90.9    0   0.00
PK1   958   85.6  - 4  -0.05
SL1   941   77.9    7   0.09
NL1   847  108.1   27   0.25
IE1   830  116.2  -46  -0.40
BA1   783   85.9  -25  -0.29
WI1   769   81.1  -66  -0.81
CA1   751  106.5    0   0.00
AF1   737  118.6    0   0.00
AE1   736  137.9    0   0.00
KN1   711  113.3    0   0.00
NM1   696  137.9    0   0.00
SC1   611  111.8  -58  -0.51

One-day cricket has mostly been about the Asian Cup, a four-team tournament won by India; the West Indies lost five matches to South Africa; England beat Australia 3-1 (a second win for Australia falls into the next ranking period), and there were defeats for Scotland and Ireland to England and the Aussies respectively. Australia remain well clear at the top of the table, with India consolidating their second place.

Tests

SL  1100   93.1   0   0.00
IN  1097   87.5   0   0.00
SA  1087   82.0   6   0.08
AU  1022   78.8   0   0.00
EN  1019   76.1  22   0.29
PK   948   91.6   0   0.00
WI   913   83.3 -37  -0.44
NZ   895   84.7   0   0.00
BA   867   83.1 -14  -0.17
AF   821  133.5   0   0.00
KN   789  124.1   0   0.00
AE   781  169.1   0   0.00
SC   780  121.1  12   0.10
IE   749  136.2   0   0.00
NM   719  169.1   0   0.00
CA   696  127.6   0   0.00
NL   683  121.3 -23  -0.19

Test matches were thin on the ground: England beat Bangladesh 2-0, South Africa beat the Windies 2-0 in their three-match series, and Scotland overcame the Netherlands.

20/20 Internationals

PK2  1509   154.4  -28  -0.18
SA2  1411   146.8   71   0.48
AU2  1406   144.3  298   2.07
EN2  1348   145.9  248   1.70
NZ2  1194   138.2  -28  -0.20
WI2  1006   142.2  -47  -0.33
SL2   955   137.8   72   0.52
IN2   899   149.2  -72  -0.48
AF2   857   157.3 -153  -0.97
KN2   853   176.6    0   0.00
NL2   808   175.8    0   0.00
AE2   771   175.9    0   0.00
NM2   750   200.0    0   0.00
BA2   689   187.6  -22  -0.12
IE2   643   157.6   50   0.32
CA2   511   171.2    0   0.00
SC2   377   180.9    0   0.00

Most of May was spent in the World 20/20 Coin Tossing championships, won by England with Australia coming second. England conspired to lose their opening match to the West Indies, and couldn't beat Ireland when rain got in the way. They then beat everyone else put in front of them, and that's enough to win the championship. Afghanistan lost both matches, and Bangladesh also suffered an early exit. The net result shows four sides fairly close at the top, with the Kiwis further back, and the Windies and Sri Lanka around the middle.

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Thu 03 Jun 2010

European finishing positions (2)

Concluding our end-of-season round-up for the European football.

Italy

INT  1297   83.9   82   0.97
ROM  1154   86.0  -33  -0.39
SAM  1113   87.6   63   0.72
PAL  1105   88.1   37   0.42
ACM  1097   86.4  -13  -0.15
NAP  1055   87.1   14   0.16
LAZ  1021   86.4   26   0.31
JVE  1006   84.5  -25  -0.30
UDI  1005   86.4   17   0.20
CAT   992   87.5  -14  -0.16
PAR   986   88.0  -15  -0.17
FIO   977   85.4  -84  -0.99
BAI   972   87.9   16   0.18
BGA   942   87.4   28   0.32
GNA   941   86.6  -31  -0.36
CAG   936   87.3    6   0.07
CHI   932   88.1   10   0.12
ATL   914   88.7  - 9  -0.10
SIE   911   88.3  -25  -0.29
LVO   828   89.6  -15  -0.16

  Serie B
TOR   943   145.1    0   0.00
LEC   875   154.7    0   0.00
EMP   857   150.1    0   0.00
REG   797   125.6  -48  -0.39
ASC   787   152.5   78   0.51

Changes are from 12 April. Internazionale won everything they entered this season - the league, the national cup, the Tinpot European Thingummy. Roma, AC Berlusconi, and Sampdoria rounded out the top four; Palermo, Napoli, and Juventus will play in Europe next season. Livorno, Siena, and Atlanta were relegated. Lecce and Cesena are coming up, the play-offs are contested by Brescia, Sassuolo, Torino, and Cittadella.

Spain

BAR  1331   86.5    4   0.05
RMD  1290   89.8   33   0.36
VAL  1132   83.0   21   0.25
SEV  1102   83.3   18   0.22
MAL  1090   84.5    0   0.00
GET  1081   84.5   28   0.34
VIL  1046   83.9    9   0.10
ABL  1019   84.8  -23  -0.27
AMD  1013   77.1  -45  -0.59
ESP  1004   85.6  -20  -0.24
MGA   992   85.2  - 3  -0.03
ZAR   991   86.3   21   0.25
DEP   967   84.9  -45  -0.53
ALM   967   85.3  -34  -0.39
VDD   966   86.8   52   0.60
SAN   964   84.3  -41  -0.48
XER   954   91.8   66   0.72
OSA   951   84.6  - 6  -0.07
TEN   938   90.2   43   0.48
GIJ   935   86.2  -52  -0.60

  Segunda Division
SOC  1107   113.3  -42  -0.37
BET  1053   113.5   62   0.55
LEV  1009   116.0    0   0.00
RMC   974   107.1  - 7  -0.07
CAD   929   123.7    5   0.04
CVG   924   107.1    4   0.04
NUM   845   113.5   33   0.29
TAR   843   112.6  -20  -0.18
HEU   816   110.1  -31  -0.28

  Segunda B
ALA   942   167.7   0   0.00

Changes are from 12 April. No surprises that Barcelona beat Real Madrid for the title, with Valencia pipping Sevilla for third. Atletico Madrid were crowned as European champions, and they'll be joined by Mallorca and Getafe in next year's competition. Xerez, Tenerife, and Valladolid drew the losing tickets in a six-team relegation scrap. The Segunda still has three games to play; Levante and Sociedad look reasonable bets to secure promotion, Hercules, Betis, and Cartagena look for the last place. Or places.

Rest of Europe

  Austria
SLZ   935   106.5  -30  -0.28
AWI   887   112.0   76   0.68
RAP   872    98.3  - 6  -0.06
GRA   830   157.0    0   0.00

  Belgium
AND  1049   106.0  -13  -0.12
LIE   966   108.8    0   0.00
BRU   921   141.5    0   0.00
WRG   847   124.5  - 7  -0.05

  Bulgaria
LIT   852   135.3  -65  -0.48
CSS   820   136.7  119   0.87
LSF   707   119.9  -37  -0.31

  Belarus
BAT   887   141.8    0   0.00

  Switzerland
BAS   913   115.3  -47  -0.41
ZUR   808   115.3  -39  -0.34
GRZ   798   104.7   39   0.37
THU   616   200.0    0   0.00

  Cyprus
APN   958   136.7   40   0.29
ANF   832   157.3  -56  -0.36

  Czechia
PRG   949   112.3   16   0.14
LIB   909   124.6    3   0.02
SLP   848   114.2   25   0.22
TEP   795   125.4   11   0.09
BLV   690   128.9  -71  -0.55

  Denmark
COP  1006   107.9   48   0.44
AAL   910   127.8  -39  -0.30
BRO   859   126.6  -32  -0.25
ODE   816   123.6    0   0.00

  Greece
PAN  1015   104.1   15   0.15
OLY   960    98.0  -94  -0.96
PAO   923    99.3  101   1.02
AEK   918    96.7    3   0.03
ASS   830    98.6  -20  -0.20
LAR   797   120.6    0   0.00
PIO   733   119.5    0   0.00

  Croatia
DZA   765   143.0    0   0.00

  Hungary
DEB   812   154.2    0   0.00

  Israel
HTA   947   121.1   33   0.27
MHA   859   128.9  -38  -0.30
MPT   767   156.7    0   0.00

  Latvia
VEN   718   143.9    0   0.00

  Moldova
TIR   785   149.7    0   0.00

  Norway
ROS   969   131.0    5   0.04
TRO   844   127.1  107   0.84
VIK   797   128.1  -25  -0.19
VRG   789   131.2  -52  -0.39
BRN   692   126.7  -37  -0.29

  Poland
LPZ   919   167.4    0   0.00
WIS   797   194.6    0   0.00

  Portugal
BEN  1145    98.7  -27  -0.27
PTO  1121   106.2   32   0.30
BRG   974   103.2    5   0.05
SLS   961   104.9    0   0.00
GUI   840   124.4    0   0.00
NFN   790   124.2   19   0.15

  Romania
CLJ   912   109.7  - 5  -0.05
TIM   883   112.6   36   0.32
UNI   864   117.2    0   0.00
DIB   844   108.0  -28  -0.26
STE   830   115.7    2   0.01
RBU   790   187.9    0   0.00

  Serbia
PBG   858   134.3   25   0.18
CRV   627   161.5  -38  -0.23

  Russia
ZSP  1082   122.0   29   0.24
RKZ  1053   111.7  -38  -0.34
CSK   993   103.5   12   0.12
SPM   932   130.5    0   0.00
LOK   907   126.9    0   0.00
FCM   887   157.1    0   0.00

  Sweden
ELF  1073   160.0    0   0.00
HAL   803   183.3    0   0.00
HEL   639   187.7    0   0.00

  Slovakia
ZIL   843   175.2   40   0.23
ART   568   187.2  -47  -0.25

  Turkey
FEN  1084   117.6    0   0.00
GAL   950   118.7  -49  -0.41
BES   943   131.4    0   0.00
GEN   857   147.6   84   0.57

  Ukraine
KYV  1101   116.5  -40  -0.34
SHA  1087   114.0   38   0.33
MKH   926   138.2    0   0.00
DNI   829   157.9    0   0.00

Changes are from 19 April. PAOK's performance is boosted by the fact that all four sides in the Greek Championship League were already ranked; that also explains Olympaikos's poor performance. We're certain to lose FC Thun, who failed to secure promotion from the Swiss Challenge League; and FC Moscow, who went bankrupt over the winter and aren't playing any more.

Top 22

01 -- BAR   es   1331   86.5
02 +1 INT   it   1297   83.9
03 -1 RMD   es   1290   89.8
04 -- MUN   en   1231   89.5
05 -- CHE   en   1223   91.0
06 -- BAY   de   1196   84.3
07 +7 MAR   fr   1171   85.1
08 +2 ROM   it   1154   86.0
09 ** AJX   nl   1146   95.1
10 +10BEN   pt   1145   98.7
11 +4 VAL   es   1132   83.0
12 +1 PTO   pt   1121   106.2
13 ** SAM   it   1113   87.6
14 re WER   de   1110   87.4
15 +2 SOC   es2   1107   113.3
16 ** PAL   it   1105   88.1
17 +4 LYN   fr   1105   81.7
18 -6 SEV   es   1102   83.3
19 -- AUX   fr   1102   87.6
20 -4 KYV   ua   1101   116.5
21 -12ACM   it   1097   86.4
22 -14ANL   en   1096   89.3

Out from the top 22 on 16 March go Bordeaux (7-44), Schalke 04 (11-32), Rubin Kazan (18-39), and Bayer Leverkusen (22-47). Listed earlier in the season but not in the final ranking were Atletico Madrid, Deportivo, Fenerbache, Fiorentina, Genoa, Hamburg, Juventus, Liverpool, Mallorca, Manchester al-City, Marseille, Panathanaikos, PSV, Rangers, Shakhtar Donetsk, Villarreal, Wolfsburg.

National rankings

01 .. es   1189.2 (+ 19.8)
02 +1 it   1153.2 (+ 24.9)
03 -1 en   1144.1 (+  0.4)
04 .. fr   1107.0 (-  8.6)
05 .. de   1096.5 (- 12.1)
06 +1 nl   1037.6 (+ 23.2)
07 -1 pt   1008.2 (-  8.7)
08 .. ru    993.5 (-  5.2)
09 .. gr    929.3 (- 19.4)
10 .. sc    886.4 (-  1.5)
11 .. ro    866.6 (+  0.4)
12 .. cz    838.2 (-  2.5)
13 .. no    818.1 (+  0.4)

Comparisons are again from 16 March. Italy moves past England having done very well in European competition against the top-tier sides, Fulham's victories against Roma and Juve only served to drain points from the Italian score and didn't directly add it to the English one.

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Wed 02 Jun 2010

European finishing positions (1)

Let's wrap up the season just ended. Over the summer, we'll be doing some thinking about whether we wish to carry on with the Glickoblog in its present format, and whether some different method of presenting the data would be less, well, tedious.

England

Division I

MUN  1231   89.5   40   0.45
CHE  1223   91.0   22   0.25
ANL  1096   89.3  -69  -0.77
MCY  1090   87.3  -12  -0.14
TOT  1081   87.4   14   0.16
EVE  1055   88.0   32   0.37
LIV  1054   83.9    6   0.07
AVL  1038   86.6  -21  -0.24
BLK   992   89.2   41   0.46
FUL   986   80.1    2   0.02
STK   960   88.8  -15  -0.17
BIR   928   89.7  -41  -0.45
SUN   911   90.9  -23  -0.25
BOL   898   89.9   25   0.28
WLV   887   91.2   14   0.15
WHM   875   90.5   27   0.29
POR   861   88.4    7   0.08
WIG   834   91.9    5   0.05
HUL   809   91.9  -21  -0.23
BNL   784   93.2   26   0.28

Division II

NWC   964   31   0.03
WBA   897  - 6  -0.01
BPL   858   15   0.02
CDF   824  -15  -0.02
LEI   823   23   0.03
SFU   795  -32  -0.04
NTF   795  - 7  -0.01
REA   794   45   0.06
BRC   789   16   0.02
SWA   765  -15  -0.02
IPS   757  - 3   0.00
DON   751   18   0.02
CPL   749  -54  -0.07
MID   745  -22  -0.03
DER   736  - 9  -0.01
QPR   729   38   0.05
SCU   708  - 1   0.00
BAN   701   12   0.02
PNE   700  - 4  -0.01
COV   699   15   0.02
WAT   693  -58  -0.08
SFW   675  -16  -0.02
PLY   620    6   0.01
PET   613   29   0.05

Division III

MIL   761   22   0.03
SOT   736   42   0.06
NOR   683  - 8  -0.01
LEE   641  -46  -0.07
CHA   617  -65  -0.11
CCR   581  -10  -0.02
BRI   574   55   0.10
SEN   400  -29  -0.07

Division IV

CRW   471    0   0.00

Division V

LUT   594    0   0.00

Changes are from 5 April for Division I, 22 March for other divisions. CSKA Kensington won the Division I title from the Buccaneers and Arsenal, with Tottenham Hotspur fourth. Manchester al-City, Birmingham Browns, and Liverpool qualify for European football. Portsmouth, Hull, and Burnley will be relegated. Newcastle and West Bromwich secured their promotions from Division II, with Blackpool coming out of the lucky dip; Peterborough, Plymouth, and Sheffield Wednesday will play next season in the third tier. Norwich and Leeds are promoted in their place, as are new entrants Swindon. Southend are amongst the sides relegated to Division IV, and Luton failed to come out of the lucky dip for promotion from Division V.

Scotland

RAN   992   88.7  -44  -0.50
CEL   972   88.1   48   0.54
DDU   888   86.2   24   0.27
HAC   806   88.8  106   1.19
HRT   773   88.9  -13  -0.15
MTW   772   89.0  -44  -0.49
STJ   754   88.4  -13  -0.14
HBS   739   87.9  -57  -0.64
ABD   686   87.4  -19  -0.21
STM   685   86.7    4   0.05
FAL   665   88.9   13   0.15
KLM   645   88.1  -38  -0.44

Division B

ICT   715  119.8   43   0.36
DNF   553  126.4  -74  -0.58
QOS   536  124.4   22   0.18

Division D

LVG   586  154.1    0   0.00

Changes are from 22 March. Rangers rather fell away after they'd secured the title, with Celtic finishing second and Dundee Utd third. They're joined in Europe by Hibernians and Motherwell; Hamilton Accies did well in the relegation sub-league but not before. Falkirk's late challenge didn't save them from relegation, with Inverness Caledonian Thistle regaining their place in the top league. Livingston were promoted to Division III.

France

MAR  1171   85.1   22   0.26
LYN  1105   81.7   32   0.39
AUX  1102   87.6    4   0.04
LIL  1091   84.8   22   0.25
MPL  1067   88.5  - 1  -0.01
BDX  1046   84.7 -139  -1.64
LOR  1012   86.4   22   0.25
MON   986   84.4    3   0.03
LEN   982   86.2   36   0.42
VCN   955   86.8   27   0.31
REN   940   87.5  -82  -0.93
PSG   930   85.7  -29  -0.34
TOU   927   86.3    1   0.01
NCY   924   88.3   17   0.20
NIC   909   88.8   22   0.24
SET   890   86.5    5   0.05
SCX   872   87.1  -68  -0.78
LEM   853   90.0   56   0.63
GRN   816   91.9   26   0.28
BGN   814   90.5   17   0.18

Ligue 2

CAE   922   119.3  -10  -0.08
SED   901   114.0    1   0.01
LHV   862   110.0   22   0.20
MTZ   834   121.7  - 5  -0.04
EAG   772   114.9   19   0.17
STR   756   116.9  -26  -0.23
NTS   723   114.9  - 9  -0.07

Ligue National

TRY   782   172.9   0   0.00

Changes are from 29 March. Marseille were confirmed as champions, ahead of Lyon and Auxerre. Lille and Montpellier are joined in the European League by Bordeaux, in spite of their late-season slump. Grenoble, Boulogne, and Le Mans were relegates; Caen return to the top flight, joined by newcomers Brestois and Arles. Strasbourg and En Avant Guignamp were relegated to the third tier, with Troyes coming in the opposite direction.

Netherlands

AJX  1146   95.1   47   0.49
TWE  1055   96.5   10   0.11
PSV  1051   96.6  - 9  -0.09
AZA   983   94.5   36   0.38
FEY   953   91.5  -17  -0.19
UTR   899   90.5    6   0.07
GRO   841   93.3  -35  -0.37
HRC   836   93.3  - 8  -0.09
ROD   806   89.1   14   0.16
NAC   800   97.1   11   0.11
HEE   774   94.6    8   0.09
NEC   739   96.9  -14  -0.15
VVV   716   96.1    9   0.09
VIT   699   98.8  -10  -0.10
DEN   683   97.7    8   0.08
SPR   651   97.5  -31  -0.32
WIL   581  102.0  -31  -0.31
WAA   511  104.1  - 8  -0.08

Changes are from 29 March. Twente of Enschede won the title, with Ajax cleaning up in second place. PSV Eindhoven, Feyenoord, AZ of Alkmaar and Utrecht make the European League. Willem II retained their top-flight place in play-offs, Waalwijk and Sparta Rotterdam were relegated, with de Graafschap and Excelsior replacing them.

Germany

BAY  1196   84.3   10   0.12
WER  1110   87.4   26   0.30
SNV  1072   90.2  -31  -0.34
STT  1070   91.4  - 3  -0.04
BDO  1033   93.1  -54  -0.58
BYL  1023   93.0  -11  -0.12
HAM  1005   84.1  -22  -0.26
MAI   982   92.6   61   0.66
WLF   978   86.4  -16  -0.18
HOF   952   92.0   50   0.54
EIN   941   91.2  -71  -0.77
BMO   920   93.6    6   0.07
FRE   903   95.1   80   0.84
KLN   900   91.6  - 4  -0.04
HER   895   90.7  -18  -0.20
HAN   894   93.7   55   0.58
NUR   871   94.4  -35  -0.37
BOC   828   94.3  -37  -0.39

2. Bundesliga

AAA   887   124.5    6   0.05
DUI   883   127.8  -60  -0.47
COT   849   125.1    0   0.00
HRS   847   123.1  -48  -0.39
KRR   846   119.1   83   0.70
BIE   772   132.2    0   0.00

Changes are from 5 April. Bayern won the league and cup double, with Schalke finishing second, and Werder Bremen's good run putting them third. Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Dortmund, and Stuttgart qualify for Europe. Hertha Berlin and Bochum were relegated, Hertha in spite of being halfway decent after the Christmas break. Kaiserslauten and St Pauli enter the top flight and our rankings. Nürnburg beat Augsburg in the play-off. Hansa Rostock were relegated from the 2. Bundesliga.

Spain, Italy, and The Rest of Europe follow later.

linkpage | Tables

Leinster for the wonning?!

The rugby union season in Europe has finished. These standings do not include results following national play-offs, as we believe the league should be decided on the double-round-robin.

Celtic League

CDFF  1159   83.0   75   0.90
LEIN  1154   87.7  -44  -0.50
MUNS  1123   89.2  -52  -0.58
OSPR  1093   86.0   42   0.49
GLAS  1079   90.2   81   0.90
ULST   994   89.2  -14  -0.16
DRAG   987   87.9  -20  -0.23
EDIN   974   90.5  -65  -0.72
LLAN   960   86.2  -43  -0.50
CONN   940   90.0    3   0.03

Leinster won the league title, three points clear of the Neath-Swansea Ospreys. Cardiff lifted the European Challenge Shield. When the Celtic League resumes in the autumn, two Italian sides will be taking part.

English Premier League

NHMP   1181   83.4  -21  -0.25
LEIC   1153   87.2    8   0.09
BATH   1105   84.8   39   0.46
SRCN   1096   85.2   50   0.59
WASP   1085   83.4   17   0.21
GLOU   1044   82.2  -10  -0.12
LISH   1011   85.5  -52  -0.61
HQNS    990   85.0   21   0.25
LEED    940   93.5  - 3  -0.03
SALE    920   84.3  -33  -0.39
NWCS    907   85.3  - 5  -0.06
WORC    869   86.3  -45  -0.53
BRIS    801  129.4    0   0.00

Leicester lifted the league title, two clear of Northampton and four ahead of Saracens, who may just have recovered from the Fake Blood scandal. Worcester were relegated from the top flight, and will be replaced by Exeter, they beat Bristol in a convoluted play-off.

France Top 14

TOUL  1157   86.4   33   0.38
TOLN  1096   85.1   42   0.49
CLAV  1086   88.9  - 7  -0.08
PERP  1081   90.7  -10  -0.11
BIAR  1036   84.6    9   0.10
STAD   998   88.4  - 1  -0.02
METR   991   94.1  - 3  -0.03
CAST   967   89.3  -22  -0.25
MPEL   944   90.7   51   0.56
BAYN   938   87.9  -13  -0.15
BRIV   934   89.2  - 4  -0.05
MAUB   928   89.4  -15  -0.17
BORG   926   89.5  -19  -0.22
DAX    812  126.4    0   0.00
MDEM   737  129.1    0   0.00
ALBI   728  102.0   23   0.22

Can anyone stop Toulouse? Top of Europe, beating Biarritz in the final. Actually, yes, Perpignan won the title on points difference from Clermont-Auvergne. Late rallies couldn't save Bayonne or Albi from relegation, they'll be replaced by Agen and Lyon.

Italy Top 10

TREV   895   115.8   17   0.15
VIAD   855   109.5    2   0.02
ROVI   752   112.8   23   0.21
CALV   731   137.0    0   0.00
PARM   653   109.9  - 3  -0.03
PETR   638   105.2  - 9  -0.09
ROMA   587   131.2  -40  -0.30

Treviso were champions here, beating Viadana and Rovigo by six points. Venezia were relegated.

Others

BUCU   625   135.3   0   0.00
ELSA   582   170.2   0   0.00
MADR   452   171.7   0   0.00

The sides qualifying for next year's European Cup are:

Aire who? A new composite side, mostly drawn from Viadana and two teams in Parma. Other sides will play in the Trophy.

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