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Get your F1 fix with the launch of MotorTweets!

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

MotorTweets logo

With all the news surrounding FootyTweets I thought I’d change my focus this weekend to finishing off MotorTweets (even changed the title image above!). 

This site is the same format as the other sites (FootyTweets, Cricket Tweets and RugbyTweets) except it is all about motor racing! 

I have launched the site with this seasons Formula 1 in mind. So I have set up two leagues so far. F1 drivers championship and the F1 constructors championship. This means you can follow a combination of drivers and teams/constructors. 

Soon there will be more motorsports added. Feel free to suggest other motorsports you’d like to see in the feedback forum.

Please check it out and let me know what you think. You can leave comments, go to the feedback forum or follow me on Twitter @ollieparsley.



BSkyB has aquired FootyTweets, CricketTweets and RugbyTweets

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Just to clear things up. This is an April Fool joke. There is a massive April Fool image at the bottom of the post that has been there since midday (GMT) on April 1st 2009.


BSkyB, the company behind the Sky TV network has today aquired all the sites in the network.

FootyTweets, RugbyTweets and CricketTweets will now be at the front of the Sky Sports Twitter lineup and will therefore be rebranded to suit. In addition there will be plenty of advertising of Skys other channels and programme in each accounts Twitter feed. Especially show like Lost and Gladiators as BSkyB feel this is a great way to engage with users of the Twitter service.

I am looking forward to meeting the Sky Sports team on Monday. I hope they feel the same way!

As a consequence I will no longer be running the site, but will become a Sky Sports web developer. I will still be on Twitter so please follow me @ollieparsley.



April Fool

Even more RSS and Atom feeds

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

As you might already know, there are RSS feeds available for every team on FootyTweets, CricketTweets and RugbyTweets. This means you can get all the news and goals/wickets/scores related to your team in one nice big feed. But what about if you want to split the feed out into a separate news feed and a goals feed?

New RSS and Atom links preview (click for live preview)

Well now you can. Below each section in the teams area there are 2 new links to the RSS feed and to the Atom feed for that subsection. Alternatively you can go to the subsection and click the RSS icon in or near the address bar of your browser.

On top of that there are RSS and Atom feeds for each league. Not only that but there is also an RSS feed for each of the 3 sites so you can get every piece of news that passes through each site. Beware that there is alot of news and other updates! To get to the feed go to the specific page (the leagues page or the sites homepage) and click the RSS icon in or near the address bar of your browser.

Please keep the feedback coming and post in the Feedback Forum.



UStream live feedback session number 2

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

After a successful first live feedback session at I am happy to announce the second session! On Tuesday 24th February, in the evening, about 5:30pm GMT, 12:30PM EST and 9:30AM PST, mark it in your calendar. It will be on the folliwng channel. As with last time I will not have a plan at all, I’ll simply talk about developments and answer your questions and ideas.

This will all focus around FootyTweets, CricketTweets and RugbyTweets.

Please add your comments below and let me know if you will be watching.

Update: Well it didn’t go to plan! I connected to UStream and then got a blue screen of death. 2 minutes later I was back and sent out a mass tweet to let everyone know i was there. Barely 10minutes later I got another blue screen of death. After this restart I changed the web cam, by this time 99% of the chatroom visitors had gone. Rendering the feedback session pointless! I will try again soon!

iPhone/iPod touch home screen icons

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

iPhone home screen (click for larger image)

You can now add your teams to your iPhone or iPod touch home screen. Just go to a teams page on FootyTweets, CricketTweets or RugbyTweets on Safari, then click the “+” bookmark icon and choose “add to home screen” then you can get a screen like the image above.

Let me know if you are interested in a full iPhone interface to the website. Add your comments to the feedback forum.

Score updates on RugbyTweets

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

Rugby ball

Live match updates have been added to teams on RugbyTweets in the Guinness Pemiership, Magners League, Six Nations and Tri Nations. This means that all teams in those leagues will get tweets sent to them when there is a try, conversion, penalty, yellow card or red card.

I started the system with the England v Italy Six Nations match and tweaked it during the match. Let me know in the feedback forum or reply to @ollieparsley on Twitter if you see any issues.

UStream Q&A and feedback session

Friday, February 6th, 2009

I am doing a live UStream Q&A and feedback session on Tuesday 10th February, in the evening, about 7pm GMT. It will be on my new Ollie Parsley channel. I will not have a plan at all, I’ll simply talk about developments and answer your questions and ideas. If all goes well I might make it a regular thing.

Please add your comments below and let me know if you will be watching.

Welcome to the blog!

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Welcome to the first post of the Footy/Cricket/Rugby tweets blog! I will be keeping you up to date with all the developments and going on with the service.

If you have any ideas for suggestions for the service then please leave a comment or follow me on twitter at