Best way to organize starting line-ups

Best way to organize starting line-ups

Post by Tumi Mel » Thu, 07 Jun 2012 05:10:12


The intention of this topic is to find out what typical soccer people
(fans,technical team members, fantasy soccer fans,etc.) do with
starting line-ups.

Do you:

1. Keep track of starting line-ups in any way (write them down on
paper; cut them out of  magazines, newspapers; record games digital -
featuring line-up graphics). OR do you just skip line-ups and wait for
the game?

2. Do you have a  collection of team sheets and are you in charge of
your team (school, amateur, professional, etc.) Do you use a  filing
system?

3. How do you organize your lineups? Do you use special software
(what's the name?), mobile apps?

4. Do you keep track of the opposing teams line-ups? If not, why not?

5. Finally, would you be interested in using a  web app/website that
allows you to keep track of your favorite line-ups in one place? Would
you be willing to pay for such a  service?

Would appreciate any positive response, Thanks!

 
 
 

Best way to organize starting line-ups

Post by Benn » Fri, 08 Jun 2012 01:36:26


Quote:
> The intention of this topic is to find out what typical soccer people
> (fans,technical team members, fantasy soccer fans,etc.) do with
> starting line-ups.

> Do you:

> 1. Keep track of starting line-ups in any way (write them down on
> paper; cut them out of  magazines, newspapers; record games digital -
> featuring line-up graphics). OR do you just skip line-ups and wait for
> the game?

I write the Serie A starting line-ups at the start of the season for
research purposes. For other competitions I check at the beggining of a
match.

Quote:
> 2. Do you have a  collection of team sheets and are you in charge of
> your team (school, amateur, professional, etc.) Do you use a  filing
> system?

> 3. How do you organize your lineups? Do you use special software
> (what's the name?), mobile apps?

Excel.

Quote:
> 4. Do you keep track of the opposing teams line-ups? If not, why not?

Yes.

Quote:
> 5. Finally, would you be interested in using a  web app/website that
> allows you to keep track of your favorite line-ups in one place? Would
> you be willing to pay for such a  service?

No. I can do it for free at http://www.football-lineups.com.

Quote:
> Would appreciate any positive response, Thanks!

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Best way to organize starting line-ups

Post by Mark V » Fri, 08 Jun 2012 18:21:34


Quote:
> The intention of this topic is to find out what typical soccer people
> (fans,technical team members, fantasy soccer fans,etc.) do with
> starting line-ups.

> Do you:

> 1. Keep track of starting line-ups in any way (write them down on
> paper; cut them out of ?magazines, newspapers; record games digital -
> featuring line-up graphics). OR do you just skip line-ups and wait for
> the game?

I try to keep track. The concept of a "starting line-up" is a bit of a
mythical one nowadays, what with Arsenalian physio lists and strategic
resting to reflect seasons that for some players include a league, 3
cups, and NT duty.

Quote:
> 2. Do you have a ?collection of team sheets and are you in charge of
> your team (school, amateur, professional, etc.) Do you use a ?filing
> system?

No.

Quote:
> 3. How do you organize your lineups? Do you use special software
> (what's the name?), mobile apps?

For my fantasy teams, I look at recent starting patterns using a
couple of different websites. If I want to know if ----- is likely to
start, I'll look at whether or not he's started the past couple of
weeks. For the EPL club I follow, I think I just have a general idea
of who would start if all were healthy based on recently playing time,
performance, and prestige. For the MLS club I don't follow so closely
but have season tickets for, I usually just wait 'til game day and
print a likely starting roster from a website.

Quote:
> 4. Do you keep track of the opposing teams line-ups? If not, why not?

I am very interested in who the opposing team is starting when I go to
my hometown MLS team's matches.

Quote:
> 5. Finally, would you be interested in using a ?web app/website that
> allows you to keep track of your favorite line-ups in one place? Would
> you be willing to pay for such a ?service?

This may not be the answer you want to hear, but unless it was some
sort of gameday smartphone app that cost $0.99 to easily download, I
don't know if there would be much of a demand for what you have in
mind.

 
 
 

Best way to organize starting line-ups

Post by Tumi Mel » Sat, 09 Jun 2012 21:07:38


Quote:

> I write the Serie A starting line-ups at the start of the season for
> research purposes. For other competitions I check at the beggining of a
> match.

> Excel.

> > 5. Finally, would you be interested in using a ?web app/website that
> > allows you to keep track of your favorite line-ups in one place? Would
> > you be willing to pay for such a ?service?

> No. I can do it for free athttp://www.football-lineups.com.

> > Would appreciate any positive response, Thanks!

Thank you, that was most insightful!

Especially, the part about the free website. It would seem to me that
it boils down to the frequency of writing down line-ups. If there's
not much of a need to do that, then the software will be redundant.

Also, with the relevant information being freely available everywhere,
all the more reason not to record.

 
 
 

Best way to organize starting line-ups

Post by Tumi Mel » Sat, 09 Jun 2012 22:35:46


Quote:
> > 3. How do you organize your lineups? Do you use special software
> > (what's the name?), mobile apps?

> For my fantasy teams, I look at recent starting patterns using a
> couple of different websites. If I want to know if ----- is likely to
> start, I'll look at whether or not he's started the past couple of
> weeks. For the EPL club I follow, I think I just have a general idea
> of who would start if all were healthy based on recently playing time,
> performance, and prestige. For the MLS club I don't follow so closely
> but have season tickets for, I usually just wait 'til game day and
> print a likely starting roster from a website.

Perhaps line-ups are not interesting for their own sake after all.
They are good for helping you make decisions around your own fantasy
team selections or orienting you to what might happen during matchday.

Quote:
> > 5. Finally, would you be interested in using a ?web app/website that
> > allows you to keep track of your favorite line-ups in one place? Would
> > you be willing to pay for such a ?service?

> This may not be the answer you want to hear, but unless it was some
> sort of gameday smartphone app that cost $0.99 to easily download, I
> don't know if there would be much of a demand for what you have in
> mind.

This is this the answer I  definitely want to hear. Anything that
points in the right direction or has a huge dose of  reality is
welcome.

Once again, much appreciated.

 
 
 

Best way to organize starting line-ups

Post by Tumi Mel » Sat, 09 Jun 2012 22:27:20


Quote:
> > 3. How do you organize your lineups? Do you use special software
> > (what's the name?), mobile apps?

> For my fantasy teams, I look at recent starting patterns using a
> couple of different websites. If I want to know if ----- is likely to
> start, I'll look at whether or not he's started the past couple of
> weeks. For the EPL club I follow, I think I just have a general idea
> of who would start if all were healthy based on recently playing time,
> performance, and prestige. For the MLS club I don't follow so closely
> but have season tickets for, I usually just wait 'til game day and
> print a likely starting roster from a website.

Perhaps line-ups are not interesting for their own sake after all.
They are good for helping you make decisions around your own fantasy
team selections or orienting you to what might happen during matchday.

Quote:
> > 5. Finally, would you be interested in using a ?web app/website that
> > allows you to keep track of your favorite line-ups in one place? Would
> > you be willing to pay for such a ?service?

> This may not be the answer you want to hear, but unless it was some
> sort of gameday smartphone app that cost $0.99 to easily download, I
> don't know if there would be much of a demand for what you have in
> mind.

This is this the answer I  definitely want to hear. Anything that
points in the right direction or has a huge dose of  reality is
welcome.

Once again, much appreciated.