Today, A Northern Soul and A Northern Soul Travels proudly presents its Virtual League Ladders. Having realised the wallchart was unworkable, at least in the short term, I started work on making a Flash-based “virtual” version.
The virtual version covers 47 leagues across the top 10 tiers of the English football system, with almost 1000 clubs included.
The virtual league ladders work just as the physical version would – you pick up the team tabs and place them in the correct position (or in the wrong position if you fancy putting Manchester United in the EvoStik League).
Here is the download link for the Virtual League Ladders: (5.5MB) http://www.mediafire.com/download/5wdzj73dwg6q6gd/Virtual_League_Ladders.zip
After downloading the file, open it up and extract the two files to whichever folder you want. Open the HTML file and you’re ready to go. If your browser is set up accordingly, it should remember the positions of all the tabs next time you open the file!
I am aware that some of the longer teams names are quite difficult to read. This is because the whole thing was scaled down from the wallchart I posted previously and Flash has limitations on overall size. However, it is something I will be working on in future versions.
Some other things I hope to include in the future, based on feedback I’ve received during testing:
- A ‘snap’ function to make it easier to place the tabs in position
- Highlighting promotion, relegation and playoff positions
- Allowing the user to type the names of cup winners into the spaces displayed on the chart
- A Scottish version
Feel free to offer your feedback and suggestions for future version.