WHU_Stats

Bringing you full WHU team and player stats and performance analysis throughout the 2012/13 Premier League Season, powered by OPTA. .

The Cleverley Debate | Compared to Henderson, Wilshere, Noble, Carrick & Huddlestone

The Cleverley Debate | Compared to Henderson, Wilshere, Noble, Carrick & Huddlestone

A lot has been written in a negative sense about Tom Cleverley in these past few months, much of which in my opinion has been very unjust. Tom Cleverley is a very, very good footballer who Roy Hodgson, his national team manager, likes for good reason. To have people starting and then over 10,000 people signing a petition to not have him playing for his national team is not only pathetic but also a damning reflection on the mindset of …
Ravel Morrison - What's all the fuss about? | Stats Analysis

Ravel Morrison - What's all the fuss about? | Stats Analysis

I've got to be honest, I haven't been so excited by a player in a West Ham shirt since Carlos Tevez, and I haven''t been excited by an English player in a West Ham shirt since....... I can't remember. This week however we have seen the first rumblings of interest from other clubs in Morrison and somewhat surprisingly it has been Fulham the interested party. Of course, the Rene Meulensteen link is there for all to see, and Meulensteen himself hasn't been …
West Ham 0-0 Sunderland - Match Report and Statistical Analysis

West Ham 0-0 Sunderland - Match Report and Statistical Analysis

I started my day of football watching one of the best adverts for the Barclays Premier League that i can remember for a long time in Manchester City's 6-3 win over Arsenal. I've just ended  it watching one of the worst, West Ham's 0-0 home draw with Sunderland. You will go a long way to see two worse teams this season in the most popular league in the world and based on that display and not even including other woeful …
Crystal Palace 1 West Ham United 0 | Match Report

Crystal Palace 1 West Ham United 0 | Match Report

A good victory for Crystal Palace, but a nightmare result for the Hammers from a display that simply wasn't good enough. The volume was turned up at Selhurst Park for Tony Pulis' first home game for " Mission Impossible " and he would have targeted three points from a toothless West Ham side who have found both goals and points on the road very hard to come by now, for the last 18 months. Sam Allardyce's team selection saw the …
England's Holding Midfielder: Noble Vs Barry, Wilshere, Carrick et al

England's Holding Midfielder: Noble Vs Barry, Wilshere, Carrick et al

We can talk about formations until we're blue in the face, 4-2-3-1, 4-3-3 and even 3-5-2 but it's not easy to be definitive with numerical formations in a game that is constantly flowing, with its players constantly moving into different patterns depending on which team has the ball. What is certain though, in the various shapes that teams like to play - both in and out of possession - is the place in the team for modern football's holding midfielder: …
West Ham United - 8 Game Review | Stats Analysis

West Ham United - 8 Game Review | Stats Analysis

The season started well for the Hammers with 4 points out of 6, a victory against newly promoted Cardiff and a draw at Newcastle. Considering the injury to Andy Carroll, that start gave West Ham hope that they could take advantage of a kind opening 6 games on paper and get some early points on the board. The reality however was a little different with a 0-1 defeat at home Stoke followed by a 0-0 draw at Southampton which saw …
Stewart Downing - An Upgrade for West Ham? | Stats Compared to Jarvis et al

Stewart Downing - An Upgrade for West Ham? | Stats Compared to Jarvis et al

With Downing due at Holly House this afternoon to complete his medical before joining West Ham United, we wanted to have a look at exactly what Downing would bring to a squad which, at times last year and especially in away games, struggled to create chances and ultimately struggled to score goals. In 2013/14, the wide forward positions were filled by West Ham's then record signing Matt Jarvis, Ricardo Vaz Te and Joe Cole. Below we've focused on the defensive …
West Ham United 3-1 West Bromwich Albion | Tactical Analysis & Match Report

West Ham United 3-1 West Bromwich Albion | Tactical Analysis & Match Report

Both sides went into this game with their managers targeting this fixture as one that would have been high on the priority list to get 3 points in. The Baggies arrived in East London having not scored in their last two away fixtures at Stoke and Chelsea, whilst West Ham went into the game with the Gareth Bale  inspired Tottenham being the only team to win at Upton Park in 2013 so far. Kevin Nolan returned for West Ham in …
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