thefootballarchives.com

Description

Version 6.11
08/September/2019

Minor change to the Competition, Match and Club Results pages, where if a matchdate is not known, the default date of 01/08 is no longer displayed, instead the text Not Known, appears in it's place.

Version 6.1
03/September/2019

Minor addition to the OnThisDay page, following a suggestion from a user. I've added the venue details to each match, indicating (H)ome or (A)way. If you spot anything that you feel needs improving or fixing, please drop me a message: support@thefootballarchives.com

Version 6.0
02/September/2019

Match completion percentage is now fully automated and should update in realtime when amendments are made to the data. The rules applied to ensure a match is 100% complete as as follows:

  • Home & Away line-ups consist of at least 11 players (not including subs)
  • The number of goal events equals totaly number of goals scored in the match
  • Crowd exists
  • Ground exists
  • Half-time score exists
  • Substitutes (Both sides name at least 1 sub)
  • Referee exists
  • Kick-off exists
  • All events times have a timing, (goals, subs, bookings)

Version 5.41
01/September/2019

Added a new highlight on the matchdetails page, around the outcome. Section now shows with a green background. Also corrected a minor display issue with the club badges

Version 5.4
30/August/2019

New feature

When viewing a player profile, we have a new feature. Replacing the 'work in progress' milestones tab, we have a new AutoBio. option. This is a system generated Player Biography that is created and customised for each player. Features include:

  • Editorial style profile
  • Career summary, detailing start and end points
  • Highlights any signifcant transfer activity
  • Current database summary of appearances and goals
  • Details (where applicable) of death and age at the point of death

Version 5.3
29/August/2019

A few of minor code fixes, one in the admin section and two in the frontend.

  • Amended an oversight in the original design of the 'Add Player' form. You can now create a player with the status of retired, rather than having the option only on edit. Nine and a half years with this issue, just never got around to fixing it
  • Player positions field label and data only displays if a player has at least one position assigned to them. Thus preventing Position:  
    With no data, no longer appearing on the frontend
  • The word Substitutes: Will now only appear if a team has known substitutes on the matchdetails page

Version 5.2
28/August/2019

A code error was found, that prevented the status of Abandoned and Postponed Cup fixtures from displaying the correct outcome on the Competitions page (Cup games only).

Whilst this fix was located, a visual change was implemented to highlight A-A and P-P matches on all pages.

Version 5.1
23/August/2019

A data corruption was preventing the viewing of the History Tab for Bury, this was caused by a duplicate record within the database.

Version 5.0
03/July/2019

Stats provider for the National League

We are delighted to announce that we are now an Official supplier of Statistics and post match information for the Vanarama National League. As part of the agreement the 68 member clubs will provide us with a post match teamsheet, along with a huge paper based archive from the www.thenationalleague.org.uk

Version 4.1
01/September/2014

Twitter page launched https://twitter.com/onthisdaythefa

The Social Meida platform was added to the site, generating #onthisday matchdetails for clubs, as well as Historical Moments

Version 4.0
30/May/2014

Latest and current logo design implemeted to the site

Version 3.0
19/June/2013

New feature added to matches, whereby users can track if they attended the match and if they have a copy of the matchday programme.

  • Over 4600 'ticks' were completed in the first week
  • 12,100 'ticks' by the end of week 2

Version 2.3
18/June/2013

All 2012/13 league results from level 1-11 have now been added to the site. We have nearly half a million match results online now.

Version 2.2
01/June/2012

Intergration with external Football Programme provider (www.programmehut.com) to enable display of programme covers of over 60,000 programmes

Version 2.1
30/December/2010

Large data imports carried out, to extend the database coverage beyond Grantham Town.

  • FA Premier League Data (1992-2010)
  • Football League Data (1946-2010)
  • Conference Leagues (1979-2010)
  • Non-league Data (Various seasons)
  • FA Cup Data (1946-2010)
  • Football League Cup Data (1969-2010)

Version 2.0
26/August/2010

Re-write of all existing frontend pages to integrate seamleesly with SE (www.socialengines.com)

  • Player profiles re-coded
  • Matchdetails re-coded
  • Competition re-coded
  • Club profiles re-coded
  • Stadium profiles re-coded
  • Search facility implemented

Version 1.2
08/August/2010

Implementation of SE (www.socialengine.com) user database for a new frontend design

  • Integrate User profiles
  • Consistent page design
  • Activity feed
  • User management

Version 1.11
03/May/2010

Frontend coding changes to prevent SQL injections applied to core coding of the site

Version 1.1
01/March/2010

Backend database converted from MSSQL to MYSQL 

Version 1.0
28/December/2009

Initial Site Launch, with ASP front and backend code, running on a MSSQL database

  • Data imports from the former Grantham Town Official website www.thegingerbreads.co.uk complete
  • Around 5000 matches (All containing Grantham Town) added to the database
  • Around 1800 players (All with Grantham Town connections) added to the database