Poke recently redesigned the Man City website. It looks sweet but what of the other 19 teams? As the premiership season is now in full swing, who is the champions when it comes to football teams websites? And who will be fighting the design relegation battle? To be honest after reviewing all 20 there pretty much all the bloomin’ same.
01 Man City
The clear winner. The website has gelled well with lots of top superstar elements. Nice big images. Slick design, everywhere. Actually quite simple but has a perfect balance of images and text. Really interesting content including videos with highlights, flickr images, twitter feed and nice links to fan sites. Also the only site not to have a splash page.
At first glance this site seems to be like the rest but it features a nice section called ‘The Shed’ which host fan polls, twitter feeds, a rumour mill, etc. Not quite executed all that well but at least they’re trying something a bit different.
The north-east’s only representitive comes up trumps. Ok so it’s pretty standard in term of content but the design has got a nice sophisticated depth to it. And a nice interactive peice with the team profiles.
Nicely designed. Breaks the mould for the standard layout of other team website. Has a nice depth to it. A little hard to read.
Portsmouth FC homepage
05 Hull City
Yet another splash page. There a theme running here. Maybe the worst splash page so far. Could even find my way off it. The website itself goes dark, which is pretty nice. Early contender for a champions league spot.
Hull FC homepage
06 Man Utd
The premiership champions are definitely the losers in the website stakes when compared to their city rivals. Quite boxy although the information is quite easy to digest. Not exactly the field of dreams.
Why do they need a splash page? I mean c’mon. Rest of it is pretty standard fair. Again quite boxy and nothing really that inspirational.
08 West ham
Standard layout as many of the rest but has got a little Italian style sleekness. Must be the Zola factor
There is a lot of content on the Everton site and whilst it is a little messy it has a lot to offer it’s fans. Also includes a really nice youth development site called The Everton Way.
Splash page alert. Annoying. The site is very crammed with info. Not sure where to look.
Another splash page. Grr! Another standard style website. Pretty easy to navigate.
Punching above their weight both on field and on the website.
I swear there is like one company that does all these website. They’re all the same.
Standard mid-table mediocracy.
Same as all the rest syndrome
Same design as most of the other mid tablers. Although this one is a nice deep violet colour. Pretty!
Same design as most of the other mid tablers. Although this one is an ugly blue colour. Yuch!
18 Aston Villa
Splash page with a cheeky animation. Site itself is pretty flat.
Info heavy. Not very exciting
Whoa. Shocking! Looks cheap. Everything is a really ugly blue colour