Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Been around the world and I, I, I, I, I… I can’t find my Clustr… map


Howzihgoin folks,


Seeing as how our current ClustrMap now looks as bare as James Richardson’s head (if you can’t take a simile, don’t give out a simile chief), I thought I’d start off one of the first posts of the New Year with a nod to those who’ve visited us over the past few months; when we finally got off our arses and included the aforementioned map and indeed the hit counter.


The company who supplies the map says this reload is so it doesn’t just become a “giant red smear”, which frankly sounds pretty painful.


Ireland, the UK and US led the way on hits in the months since the blog was revamped, with those crafty Canucks (or at least a fair few Irish living in Canada) visiting us a decent amount as well. Scanning down the list of countries where visits have been recorded and we have entries from some hardy souls – most likely ex-pats in far flung parts of the globe or just simply EPL geeks/drunkards like us – who have found us from pretty far off places.


The fact that the blog has made its way on to a few PCs or laptops in Mexico, Egypt, Kuwait, Peru, Iran and even Cote D'Ivoire (we’d like to think it was Didier Drogba getting in his fill of John Terry-hating from afar) is pretty damn cool. We’ll leave it to an enduring mystery as to whether that one hit came from Trinidad or Tobago; and whether or not the hit from Kyrgyzstan came from the bad guy in Highlander. Some conundrums must be left for the ages.


Anyhoo, after all that back slapping – and yes we appreciate a hit from Mullingar as much as one from Mozambique before anyone asks – let’s get back to what we do best…. Here’s John Terry crying.


Later, JJ

4 comments:

jd said...

almost thought u were losing it there for a second until jt crying came up....

2 things to get off my chest then-both to do with spurs... jermaine defoe £15m wtf?!? eh good business there lads selling a player for £11m and then buying him back for £15m
when he's a year older.... surely this rules out the return of robbie keane as long as defoe is there?....

secondly,downing for £14m?!? when they already have a better left footer in the squad in gareth bale(albeit when fit)...

ok so there's really 3 things...appiah joining spurs would be the signing of the season if he's any where close to full fitness...

jd

Darrinho said...

Any Somali Pirates on the hit list? You'll really have made it then chaps.

Mark said...

jd - totally agree.

secondly, i don't trust stats too much in this regard due to inevitable spam bots roaming the matr... er, internet

JJ said...

Somali pirates eh... surely only a matter of time before they set up an MLS side. They have the name and everything.

The only thing I'd argue with JD about is Bale. By no means do I think Downing is worth 14 million but Bale has proven nothing thus far except that he's prone to injury.

Spurs abysmal record when he’s in the side can’t be ignored either. I think last night was only the second time they’ve won while he’s been in the starting eleven out of over 20 starts. I know Mark says he doesn’t trust stats but some of that must have been his fault.