Robin Clark

Fulham FC fan from Toronto,Canada, where soccer has recently overtaken hockey as the sport with the highest enrollment rate for youngsters. Love playing,watching,and discussing all things soccer(football). Drop me an email or follow me on twitter @robc416. Cheers!

Nearsighted Newcastle Naysayers | A Stats Comparison

Nearsighted Newcastle Naysayers | A Stats Comparison

Newcastle United surprised many by finishing 5th in the league last year, picking up 65 points in 38 games. Alan Pardew’s team featured an attack containing the likes of midfielders Yohan Cabaye and Hatem Ben Arfa, as well as strikers Papiss Cisse and Demba Ba. While you would be forgiven for not having heard of them prior to last year, the same cannot be said now. And while Newcastle remained largely unchanged going into this season, the results have been …
A statistical comparison of Fulham FC this season vs. last

A statistical comparison of Fulham FC this season vs. last

When Clint Dempsey and Moussa Dembele left Craven Cottage to join Tottenham Hotspur, it left many pundits and fans alike predicting a long and tough road ahead for Fulham. Dempsey, an American international, was coming off a remarkable season in which he scored 17 league goals, a record for the club. While manager Martin Jol remained confident publicly of signing Dempsey to an extension, the writing was on the wall when he failed to report for any of the preseason …

"Put me in, Coach" | Grant Holt compared to England strikers via stats

Norwich striker Grant Holt recently made headlines, when he criticized England manager Roy Hodgson’s team selection. Holt, an uncapped 31 year old from Carlisle, was coming off a season in which he had helped Norwich finish a surprising 12th in the English Premier League, bagging an impressive 15 goals in the process. While many players are often unjustly left out, Holt was not afraid to verbalize his displeasure with Hodgson. "I gave up on that, said Holt. I think I'll …
David Luiz Vs Gary Cahill | Stats Comparison of Chelsea's Defenders

David Luiz Vs Gary Cahill | Stats Comparison of Chelsea's Defenders

When Gary Cahill joined Chelsea from Bolton Wanderers on January 16, 2011, many believed the club had acquired the perfect partner to play for years to come alongside John Terry in Chelsea’s centre of defence. Cahill, described by former Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas as having “immense technical attributes and fantastic pace as well”, had been the Bolton captain and was even beginning to move up the pecking order for the English national team. However, David Luiz had already been brought …
Should He Stay Or Should He Go? | Man City Strikers Stats Comparison

Should He Stay Or Should He Go? | Man City Strikers Stats Comparison

Following a year in which Manchester City dramatically won the league by beating Queens Park Rangers on the last day of the season (with goals from Edin Dzeko in the 92nd minute and Sergio Aguero in the 94th) after trailing 2-1 for virtually the entire second half, the club have their sights set on repeating their Premier League feat. But while the early results of the season have been mostly positive, with City sitting in third position in the table through eight …
No Need for Nani? | Statistical Comparison with Ashley Young

No Need for Nani? | Statistical Comparison with Ashley Young

When Nani joined Manchester United in the summer of 2007, many viewed this as the signing that would push the Red Devils over the top. Manchester United were coming off a season in which they had won the Premier League, beating runners up Chelsea by 6 points. However, with their previous title occurring in the 2002/2003 season, Sir Alex desperately wanted to strengthen his team for long term success. With one of the world’s best players in Cristiano Ronaldo and …