The Rochester Valiant website

Thank you for visiting my site! I’ve not had much time for this site over the last year, but I should have a bit more from now on and so you can expect new stuff to start appearing. Please let me know what else you’d like to see here, and what’s wrong with the stuff that is here. (To do that, email me at

Getting to football grounds

This section of the site has not been updated for over a year, but it will be back in time for the 2016-17 season. For now, it covers English football from the Premier League down to Step 6 as of 2014-15, and rugby league as of 2014.

Some other sports may be added in the future; rugby union is likely to be next.


Rugby League

The League Cricket Spreadsheet

Regular readers will know about this one. It’s a spreadsheet about league cricket, especially the ECB Premier Leagues. It is available for both MS Excel and LibreOffice.

MS Excel version (1,729 kB): League_Cricket_XL.xls
LibreOffice version (686 kB): League_Cricket_LO.ods

A Big Spreadsheet

You’ll never guess what’s linked from the page called A Big Spreadsheet! An update of the Big Spreadsheet is currently in preparation and will appear, well, soon. At present, this spreadsheet tabulates the finishing positions (from the 1945-46 season onwards) of every football league which falls within what we now call Steps 1 to 5.

Another Big Spreadsheet – Places in These Islands

This spreadsheet was produced for my own professional purposes, and very useful it has been too. But since I own it and no one can tell me not to, I’m putting it on here in case anyone else finds it useful. It’s a list of every place in the UK (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales), Ireland, Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man which had a population of 500 or more as per the most recent information available. That comes to 6,414 places, and you’ll find all of them from Abberton to Ystradgynlais – together with their populations and some other useless information – on the spreadsheet.

Anyone is welcome to use this information for private purposes or for the purposes of a not-for-profit organisation (to include state sector schools, colleges and universities within the European Union, Channel Islands and Isle of Man). Anyone wishing to use the information for the purposes of a commercial organisation is invited to get in touch with me at the email address above and talk money.

The spreadsheet is available for both MS Excel and for LibreOffice / Apache OpenOffice.

MS Excel version (755 kB): PTI_2014.xls
LibreOffice version (234 kB): PTI_2014.ods