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  1. Thanks guys. Just to make it clear, the no registration needed part, is because this site is linked to the main site for user registrations. So those that registered here would also be registered on the main site.
  2. Im looking at the idea of going back to how it was. Am just looking to see what others think about it. There would be no need to register, it would just be an easy switch to start posting on the old forum instead of here.
  3. Yeah that is something I don't like, as its a separate forum, it doesn't show activity over on the main site. I also preferred how it was before if am honest, due to the shoutbox being able to be somewhere you could easily talkj with other fans, especially during things like end of season breaks. But its not so much about what I want, but what you guys want.
  4. At the beginning of the season the Luton Town board was moved from the main-site to an individual forum. Now that the season is over I would like to hear your views on the whole thing. Do you prefer the individual site, or did you prefer the joint forums for all teams? Are there things here that you prefer compared to when it was on the main-site, such as separated topics (team talk, match-day)? If you had a choice, would you stick with the individual forums, or go back to the joint forums?
  5. After beating everton, its in our own hands. But sunderland beating hull could mean they play well against us this weekend. Squeeky bum time for me
  6. Happy birthday greeno
  7. Hi Mel, if you PM me your details I will pass them on for you.
  8. No that wouldn't have been him, Spikes name was Steve Pike. His wife rang me earlier to let me know, couldn't imagine how she is feeling right now, but to take the time to ring his friends during this tough time was really nice of her.
  9. i dont know what to say, im in shock Rip my friend
  10. We have now released the new theme for the site. This is in preparation of the new football features coming to Football262. Menu Location The biggest change is the location of the main menu. Before it was placed on the top of the site, whereas now it is placed alongside. This is so that we have the room to add the links for the new features without it being affected by the limits of the width of the page. Background Selecter One feature that you may like, is the ability to select one of a set custom background images to make the site that little more personal to you. You can do this by selecting the 'Paintbrush' icon at the top of the page in the user bar. This will then drop down to show you the options available. Social Links At the top of the page in the breadcrumb bar, you will notice quick links to our social media pages. Why not take a look, like, follow and share the pages. Footer We have also introduced a new footer section to the site. It also provides you with quick links along with useful links for your team. We hope you like the new theme, we feel it looks far better than the standard theme we had previously. If you do have any trouble using the site, please do get in touch using the 'contact us' link that can be found at the bottom of the page.
  11. We are currently in the process of building a new application for the site. This will replace the current Tables, Fixtures, Form Guide areas of the site. The Football Centre app is designed to allow you, the user to have access to a lot of football data here on site. Data such as fixtures/results, league tables, top scorers, match reports and much more. The reason for the new version of the application is that we have moved to a new data provider that provides far more information. Information that was not always possible to get from the old data provider due to their limits in accessing that information. The current plans that we are working on will provide: Competition Info: Fixtures Results Match Reports (seperate section) Tables Top Scorers Team Info Team Info Fixtures Results Match Reports (seperate section) Squad List Match Reports Overview Line Ups Events Commentaries Match Stats Head 2 Head Video Highlights Prediction League This will be based on the current Bobbermans League, but will be automated. Since the Bobbermans set up camp on 262, I have done what I can to help those running it with little programs to help make their life easier, such as the tables. The tables is done through a shared excel file, that the organiser can put in the details, the tables then auto calculates the players points, and re-orders. The organiser then copies the code on to this site to allow you to see the tables. By building it into the site, everything can be automated: (these are currently the ideas in place, and could be subject to change depending on if I can get them to work :P) Opening up matches for predicting (7 days before kick-off) Closing predictions (1 hour before kick-off) An entry form for predictions. To predict FT, HT, scorers (depending on what the organiser wants) Scorers will be selected from drop down lists of current players of the team. Looking into the option of live updates to how your doing during the game, with a live table of sorts. After the game has finished, all points will be counted automatically, and the tables updated accordingly. You as the user will be able to edit predictions up until the cut-off time. You will also be able to see a list of your past predictions of that season. As I make a start on the prediction league I may come up with some other ideas that may add more useful features. New Theme: Along with the new application, will be a new look to the site. This is to help with the new features, by providing a side menu rather than a top menu. The new theme will also allow you the user to select a background image from a set of predefined images to make the site that little more personal to you. As things stand: Currently the competitions area has been completed. Here are a few screenshots. Fixtures / Results Tables Teams
  12. Have spent today dealing with a few issues with the fixtures page along with designing the layout. Here is how it looks so far: The fixtures page will show a list of fixtures including games played today. For the purpose of testing, I have included fixtures from the past 2 days to see how FT scores appear. You can see above that full time scores stand out due to the red background colour, and live games stand out with the green background colour. All matches that haven't been played show their kick-off time.
  13. Have made a start on the competitions fixtures/results pages. It is still a bit primitive right now, but the first step is to set up the code to: Grab all the relevant matches for a competition (depending on fixtures or results) - DONE Order matches by Month and Date - DONE Get the front end to check if there are matches for each month and day, if so, they can then be shown - DONE Show the matches along with any info we think should be shown, such as score, status etc. - IN PROGRESS Create the design and layout of the page (the fiddly stuff) The screenshot is that of the fixtures screen, so it shows all future fixtures, including matches being played that day. Up to now we have got to the first stages of step 4. Next is to decide which data to include, currently only the team names are being shown. Once we have decided what data to include, we then move onto step 4 which is the overall design and layout of the page, which is what you guys will see as the end result.
  14. The data comes in differently with this new provider. So am not sure its possible without a hell of a lot of work, as the form is part of the tables data, rather than the current provider, which provides separate form data.
  15. The data is available, however as of yet I am unsure of how to go about getting them fit in. I could do separate tables for home and away. But home/away wouldn't include the recent form. Looking at it, I could ift it in for viewing on the full screen version, but the data would be hidden on smaller screens as they just wouldn't fit.

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