Wheeling, Dealing and WordClouding

Unsurprisingly, there's no sign of poor old Everton.

Unsurprisingly, there’s no sign of poor old Everton.

If a picture speaks a thousand words then a WordCloud of 100 words is one tenth as informative.

By crunching the 13,604 words published on The Guardian’s Rumour Mill from the start of the January transfer window into WordItOut, this work of art is spewed out.

For the time-poor (not me, obviously) this provides a snapshot of what has been predicted to come to pass in the January transfer window.

It also doubles as a handy bingo card for the festivities on deadline day. Print it off, sit in front of Sky Sports News and, all before breakfast, tick off ‘Signing, ‘City’, ‘Sun’ and, that old staple; ‘Harry’. See if you can get to House by elevenses.

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10 thoughts on “Wheeling, Dealing and WordClouding

  1. Hugely surprised that Redknapp and QPR are not the two largest words on that (yes, I know QPR is not actually a word but you know what I mean).

  2. Great idea. One would have thought that Harry would be a bigger word in the window (or car window on the way to training in his case).

    “We ‘av a few bits and pieces, but I can’t see anything doing”

    How are QPR paying someone $100K per week?

    • I don’t know how he keeps getting away with it. That Spurs are still solvent is a huge testimony to Levy.

      Perhaps you can investigate when you do your MBA?

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