The Wessex League Twitter League

30 Apr

Call me boring, but I had so much fun with the Football League Twitter Rankings that I’ve decided to follow it up with a Wessex League version. Last night I trawled through Twitter and managed to  find the feed for every club apart from Lymington Town (if they do have a Twitter feed, do let me know and I’ll add it in).

Anyway here is the top three:

3.) Team Solent – 853 Followers

Despite being in the second tier of the Wessex League Team Solent, where they finished in 6th place, and not being known for attracting the biggest crowds to their Test Park Ground Team Solent have nonetheless managed to take third place in the twitter rankings. Not much of a surprise though as Team Solent are the Men’s side of Southampton Solent University which boasts plenty of media related courses alongside it’s football studies programme, including sports journalism.

2.) Sholing – 1388 Followers

I’m really starting to  warm to Sholing, and so it seems are a lot of other people. Reaching the FA Vase Final has undoubtedly been a welcome boost to the profile of the club, but you only need to look at the struggles of Totton and Eling, (formerly B.A.T) to see how well Sholing have done moving out of the shadow of their Vosper Thornycroft works team past and are engaging with the community. Hopefully their success will  continue into the Southern League.

1.) Brockenhurst 1624 Followers

To be honest as I was compiling this I was fully expecting the Sholing juggernaut to take the Twitter title as well as the Wessex League title, so was taken wholly by surprise by the team from the New forest, who have finished mid-table in their first season back in the Premier League. It’s a mystery to me how they’ve managed it, but a huge well done to them in managing to raise their profile to such a level. And depending on what happens at Bashley they may well soon be flying the flag for the forest itself.

Wessex Prem Twitter

Wessex 1 Twitter

 

1. Brockenhurst 1624

2. Sholing 1388

3. Team Solent 853

4. Petersfield Town 806

5. Alresford Town 758

6. Blackfield & Langley 712

7. AFC Portchester 696

8. Verwood Town 645

9. Newport IOW 590

10. Winchester City 587

11. Horndean 578

12. Andover Town 513

13. Fleet Spurs 508

14. Bournemouth 498

15. Christchurch 486

16. Fareham Town 426

17. Hythe & Dibden 416

18. Cowes sports 415

19. Bemerton Heath 397

20. Folland Sports 365

21. Hamworthy 310

22. Totton & Eling 290

23. Pewsey Vale 282

24. Moneyfields 276

25. Romsey Town 269

26. Laverstock & Ford 265

27. Amesbury Town 256

28. East Cowes Vics 255

29. Andover New Street 252

30. Hayling Utd 251

31. US Portsmouth 243

32. Fawley 242

33. Downton 223

34. Tadley Calleva 212

35. Ringwood Town 207

36. Whitchurch Utd 178

37. New Milton Town 108

38. Lymington Town – no twitter

 

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2 Responses to “The Wessex League Twitter League”

  1. Keith May 1, 2014 at 9:16 am #

    Brockenhurst got nationwide attention after the record penalty shootout earlier in the season. Probably what boosted their twitter following.

    http://m.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/24535151

  2. Cam May 1, 2014 at 10:40 am #

    I think Brockenhurst have have the most followers as they are following over 2,000 accounts. This means they get a lot of follower backs. Maybe a follower/following ratio would be more appropriate. I’m sure Sholing would come out on top then.

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