Chris__Fleming

3rd Year Sports Student at University of Southampton. Sport fanatic. @Chris__Fleming Researcher for Infostrada Sports and reporter for the IPC at the 2012 Paralympic Games.

Robin van Persie Returns | From Hero To Devil | Stats Analysis

Robin van Persie Returns | From Hero To Devil | Stats Analysis

Manchester United Vs Manchester City | The Key Battles | Stats Analysis

Manchester United Vs Manchester City | The Key Battles | Stats Analysis

With Manchester United keen to avenge their 6-1 defeat last season and with Manchester City yet to secure second place, Monday night’s game may not be the damp squib many expect. There are odds of 2.15 for a home win; City are 3.20 to grab an away win. Sure, with United 15 points clear at the top heading into the game, this encounter isn’t perhaps the title decider that many had hoped for but if previous Manchester derbies are anything to go …
Manchester United's crucial weekend | Tactical Analysis

Manchester United's crucial weekend | Tactical Analysis

Wayne Rooney made a bold statement  that if there’s one team that he wants to beat this season, it’s Sunderland. Despite beating Sunderland 1-0 in the final game of last season, Manchester City’s comeback against QPR ensured the Premier League trophy went to the blue half of Manchester. In what was a tense and nervy wait for the United players it was the Sunderland fans who delivered the news that City had won the title with ironic cheers that irked …
Defoe v Sturridge v Welbeck | England's 2nd striker? | Stats Compared

Defoe v Sturridge v Welbeck | England's 2nd striker? | Stats Compared

Wayne Rooney | Still one of the Premier League’s best | Stats Comparison

Wayne Rooney | Still one of the Premier League’s best | Stats Comparison

After Wayne Rooney started on the bench for the second leg of the last-16 Champions League tie against Real Madrid, a media frenzy ensued with transfer rumours aplenty. Sir Alex Ferguson was reported to have been unhappy with the striker’s form and although he has since quashed such claims, the press continue to speculate. Of one thing there is no doubt, Rooney remains world class and a look at his stats shows just why. He stands up favourably to other …
Ronaldo's return | Man Utd 08/09 & Real Madrid | Stats Analysis

Ronaldo's return | Man Utd 08/09 & Real Madrid | Stats Analysis

The second leg of the last-16 tie between Manchester United and Real Madrid marks Cristiano Ronaldo’s first return to Old Trafford since leaving for the Spanish outfit in the summer of 2009. While most players face a hostile reception when they face their old clubs, Ronaldo can expect quite the opposite. During the first leg, the Manchester United fans were heard chanting his name throughout the game. In what is set to be an emotional return for the Portugese, a …
Manchester United's defensive troubles | What is the solution? | Stats Analysis

Manchester United's defensive troubles | What is the solution? | Stats Analysis

Manchester United remain at the summit of the Premier League, scoring goals at will and playing with an attacking verve that has seen Sir Alex Ferguson label the team better than the treble-winning side of ‘99. However, this season United have too often suffered defensive lapses, seeing the team concede 31 goals in 26 games. This begs the questions, who is Manchester United’s best centre-back and what is United’s best defensive partnership? To answer that it is necessary to compare …
Danny Welbeck | Overrated or England international? | Stats Analysis

Danny Welbeck | Overrated or England international? | Stats Analysis

Danny Welbeck splits opinion, even between Manchester United fans. Some would say that his lack of goals and clumsy, somewhat erratic style means that he is an overrated player. However, many would point to his hard-working, athletic performances and his ability to harrow a defence as signs that he is worth a place in both the Manchester United and England set-ups. Welbeck has made 19 appearances this season, 9 of which have come from the bench – more than any …
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