BBC BLOGS - Sport Editors
« Previous | Main | Next »

All change for next season

Post categories:

Howard Nurse | 15:10 UK time, Saturday, 2 June 2007

We've been inundated with emails from you about why on the football section of the BBC Sport website we still have Derby County placed in the Championship and Morecambe are not yet up in League Two.

Don't worry - all will be resolved soon. We're very much aware that the website is still set-up for the 2006/07 season.

Obviously we couldn't do anything until the Football League play-off finals were completed.

So what exactly do we have to do for the big summer switchover?

Matt Oakley Captain of Derby County holds the trophy aloft after winning the Championship play-off final match
There's a lot of work involved in terms of man hours and also technical alterations and updates.

For starters, we'll collate a list of all the ups and downs throughout the Premiership, Football League, Conference, Scottish Premier and Scottish League.

Then we need to make sure we place all the teams in the correct divisional index to reflect next season's fixtures, which are released on Thursday 14 June at 1000 BST.

We'll be making sure our technical systems will be ready to take incoming feeds of the fixtures the minute they are released so that you can see who your team is playing and when.

We also need to build brand new indexes for Histon, Salisbury, Droylsden and Farsley Celtic who are the newcomers to the Conference next season.

Subsequently that means our Altrincham, Tamworth, Southport and St Albans sections will not be actively managed until those clubs win promotion back to the Conference.

That's a very brief overview of the work which will take place behind the scenes here over the next week or so.

When that's done and the new fixtures are released, we will turn our attentions to other matters, including how we can improve our football coverage next season.

I'd be interested to read your thoughts...

BBC iD

Sign in

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.