Premier League Referees: What Does the Data Say About Them?

Premier League Referees: What Does the Data Say About Them?

Referees – the guys that bear the brunt of ire from unhappy fans and Jose Mourinho. They are generally the default targets of people’s anger every time a perceived wrong decision is given. They are almost certainly the default reason for Mourinho’s teams not turning up at times. This season has already seen its fair share of controversies around referees’ decisions. But this season is also different for referees for several reasons. First, referees are also superstars now. The cash-rich …
How Marco Silva has Turned Things Around at Hull City

How Marco Silva has Turned Things Around at Hull City

There are very few things in the Premier League that can be predicted to some accuracy. Just when you think you’ve got it right, you will be proved wrong by a league that has proved may predictions wrong in the past. And in the ongoing campaign, many had predicted that Hull City were done and dusted some weeks ago, but Marco Silva’s heroics have proved those naysayers wrong rather soundly. When Mike Phelan was axed as the Tigers’ boss in …
Arsenal v Hull City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

This weekend will see Arsene Wenger's Arsenal take on a resurgent Hull City side at the Emirates before their Champions League last 16 fixture against Bayern Munich. Arsenal are in dire straits at the moment. After a positive start to 2017, the Gunners have capitulated in the Premier League again with two back to back defeats - at home to Watford and away at Stamford Bridge raising familiar questions about their mentality or a lack thereof to sustain a title …
Hull City vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Hull City vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On February fourth, Hull City will host Liverpool at the KCOM Stadium.  Both teams are coming off credible draws, but need to start winning games if they are to achieve their goal for the season. Hull hung on for a 0-0 draw away to Manchester United thanks to an outstanding performance from goalkeeper Eldin Jakupović.  A point at Old Trafford is always a fantastic result, but Hull do remain four points inside the relegation zone with only 17 points from …
Manchester United vs Hull City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United vs Hull City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On February first, Manchester United will face off against Hull City for the second time in a week.  After advancing to the Capital One Cup final at the KC Stadium last week, despite losing 2-1 on the day, Manchester United will welcome Hull to Old Trafford on Wednesday. United had a good last week with an aggregate victory over Hull City to send them to the final of the Capital One Cup and a 4-0 win over Wigan Athletic to …
Paul Pogba Sends Manchester United Back to Wembley

Paul Pogba Sends Manchester United Back to Wembley

Paul Pogba's goal has ensured Manchester United's progress to their first EFL Cup final since 2009 despite a 2-1 defeat on Thursday to Marco Silva's Hull City at the KCOM stadium. United made the trip to Hull on the back of a fairly comfortable 2-0 lead from Old Trafford in the first leg - thanks to a late goal from Marouane Fellaini. The Red Devils insisted on treating the second leg with caution prior to the match and Jose Mourinho …
EPL: Are Referees and Linesmen ruining the beautiful game?

EPL: Are Referees and Linesmen ruining the beautiful game?

"The best League in the world"..."The most entertaining league in the world" Terms flouted about on a regular basis by pundits and analysts when describing the English Premier league. But can it really be called such, when the referees and linesmen get it so wrong, so often? Maybe they also want to add to the excitement.... Maybe they're just useless. The latter seems more closer to the truth. Best League...worst Match Officials  How many offside goals were allowed this season …
Hull City Vs Manchester United Preview - EFL Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg

Hull City Vs Manchester United Preview - EFL Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg

In football’s annual calendar, domestic knockout competitions serve some interesting and unique purposes. It is the cups, that generally spice up the season, while the league strives to grade the teams according to their respective levels. Even as the league establishes a team’s level in a particular season and decides how much moolah the club will be able to rake in, cups, in addition to giving minutes on the pitch to some of the underutilized players across clubs, also serve …
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