Drop in Clean Sheets – Better Offence or Worse Defence?

Drop in Clean Sheets – Better Offence or Worse Defence?

“I told them, [get] the clean sheet, I buy everybody a pizza. I think they wait until I improve my offer, okay a pizza and a hot dog.” – Claudio Ranieri, Leicester Manager during their title-winning season Clean sheets are important. For Ranieri, they are important enough to throw in a hot dog along with his already generous offer of pizzas (which he actually treated his players to) as an incentive for his players to get one. For others such …
Premier League Club By Club Guide - 2016/17

Premier League Club By Club Guide - 2016/17

With the Premier League season nearly upon us, I take a comprehensive look at the 20 competing teams. Hopefully this guide can help you to decide to have a punt on who could win the league or get relegated this season over at https://matchbook.com/. AFC Bournemouth Any sane England fan should have wanted Eddie Howe as the next national team boss. Howe has demonstrated himself as a highly capable manager and what he and his side achieved last season was nothing …
Stoke City vs Leicester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Stoke City vs Leicester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Two sides at the opposite of the current Premier League spectrum do battle on Saturday afternoon. Stoke City will play host to high flying Leicester City at the Britannia Stadium. While Leicester City have burst out the traps under new manager Claudio Ranieri, continuing the fine form that kept them in the league last season, their opposition have not had a great start. Mark Hughes and Stoke had a summer spending spree that felt like a Football Manager or FIFA …
Gary - The True Medel Liverpool Should Pursue This Window

Gary - The True Medel Liverpool Should Pursue This Window

The conclusion of Copa America has yet again brought the football markets to the forefront and we are back with yet another of our many eccentric suggestions. Its time someone sat up and noticed the brilliance of Gary Medel as a destroyer and it is our pleasure doing so. Who would need him more than a team that has seen its legendary captain leave, its main defensive midfielder being plagued by injuries over the last few seasons and its status …
Tyler Blackett -  A Breakout Disappointment

Tyler Blackett - A Breakout Disappointment

One of the most enjoyable parts of watching football, especially for local fans, can be watching a young player emerge from the academy and burst into the first team. There’s a pride we take in seeing our side put trust in a talent they have developed and see them thriving under the professional pressure. We sit with eyes wide imagining future national stars like Wayne Rooney or a potential home town hero/one club man like Steven Gerrard. Those in the …
Leicester City v Hull City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Leicester City v Hull City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

After a weekend that was characterized by some good old FA Cup Quarter final fixtures followed by a juicy semi-final draw, the Premier League is back and what a titanic tussle we've got at the lower end of the table! It's Leicester City hosting Steve Bruce's Hull at the King Power Stadium in what is an absolute must win for both sides at this stage. Come Sunday morning, we'll know the status quo of teams battling it out for survival …
Stoke City v Hull City Match Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Stoke City v Hull City Match Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Hull City will be hoping to make it three league wins in a row when they take on Stoke City at the Britannia on Saturday afternoon. After their successive wins over Aston Villa and Queens Park Rangers, Hull have managed to put some distance between themselves and the bottom three. They are not out of the woods yet however and could really do with another victory, although this will not be easy against a Stoke side who have their own …
Everton vs West Bromwich Albion Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Everton vs West Bromwich Albion Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

On Monday night, Goodison Park will play host to Tony Pulis and his new side West Bromwich Albion. Roberto Martinez and his side desperately need to start putting wins back on the board and would’ve been looking at the visit of West Brom as a prime opportunity to start doing so. However, Tony Pulis was appointed the new Baggies manager on New Year's Day, and the former Stoke and Crystal Palace manager's track record speaks for itself. In his first …
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