Pogba and Ibrahimovic Remain the Key Men at United

Pogba and Ibrahimovic Remain the Key Men at United

If a single game epitomized the 2016/17 of Manchester United, it was Blackburn away in the cup. United fielded a side with seven changes from their previous game at Old Trafford, with one eye on the second leg in France - despite their more than sufficient three goal lead on aggregate gained from the first leg in Manchester. The Red Devils, lived up to their recent reputation of not playing to their full potential in the first half, and duly …
Blackburn v Manchester United Preview | FA Cup 5th Round

Blackburn v Manchester United Preview | FA Cup 5th Round

On February 19th, Blackburn Rovers welcome Manchester United to Ewood park for a tie in the fifth round of the FA Cup.  The two sides have not met since Blackburn was relegated in 2012, but Rovers will look to turn the clock back to 2011 when they drew United at Ewood Park and beat them on New Years Eve at Old Trafford. While beating Manchester United and earning a place in the quarter finals of the FA Cup would be …
Blackburn v Liverpool - FA Cup Quarter-final Replay Preview

Blackburn v Liverpool - FA Cup Quarter-final Replay Preview

Four weeks since that drab goalless draw at Anfield, Blackburn and Liverpool will battle it out again. This time in Lancashire at Ewood Park for a place in the last four of the FA Cup. Gary Bowyer should be hoping his Blackburn outfit can take advantage of and possibly upset an already dejected Liverpool after the visitors' impressive form in the league has come to a rude end with two back to back losses against Manchester United and Arsenal. But …
West Bromwich Albion vs Manchester United | Match Preview

West Bromwich Albion vs Manchester United | Match Preview

Sir Alex Ferguson's 1500th match in charge of Manchester United Football Club will be his last, the most trophy laden spell in Manchester United's history will come to an end at around six o clock on Sunday Evening following United's final game of the season against  West Brom. West Brom have had a fantastic season under Steve Clarke with the Baggies unfortunate not to push just further and secure European football for the 2013-2014 campaign. Manchester United head into tomorrow's …
Wenger's Wilshere fitness worry

Wenger's Wilshere fitness worry

[caption id="attachment_26580" align="alignright" width="209"] Wilshere's creativity for Arsenal this season[/caption] Jack Wilshere has long been heralded as the future of English football and never more so now Roy Hodgson is in charge of the National team. However, with the Arsenal midfielder having only just recovered from a long and frustrating injury layoff this season Arsene Wenger has stressed the importance of him not being overused on the Arsenal Official Website. Arsenal supporters share the very same worry with Wilshere being a pivotal member of the Arsenal midfield …
The Importance of Set Pieces | Stats Analysis

The Importance of Set Pieces | Stats Analysis

From crosses to counter attacks to set piece plays, there are countless ways for teams to score goals. But what could be a more direct and obvious way to score than from a dead ball situation? In this article, I would like to explore the significance of set piece plays from teams last season. How important were set piece plays in contributing to their goal tally and eventually, their standings in the league table? To start off, let us have …
Which Team Relies The Most On Their Strikers? | Stats Comparison

Which Team Relies The Most On Their Strikers? | Stats Comparison

With the 2012/2013 Premier League season kicking off in a matter of days and teams desperately searching for that striker who scores 20+ goals a season, we look at just what percentage of each teams goals are scored by their strikers. We have looked at what percentage of each teams overall goals were scored by their strikers last season and what percentage of their goals have been scored by their strikers in the last four seasons.  The headings in each …
Rovers: A Recipe for Relegation | In-depth Stats Analysis of 11/12

Rovers: A Recipe for Relegation | In-depth Stats Analysis of 11/12

Failure to beat Wigan Athletic at Ewood Park in the penultimate match of the season condemned Blackburn Rovers to relegation to the Championship. For only the second time in the Premier League era Rovers will endure life in the second tier of English football next season, but where did it all go wrong for Rovers? [caption id="attachment_15725" align="aligncenter" width="547" caption="Heading down: Antolin Alcaraz heads Wigan to safety and sends Rovers down in the process"][/caption] Victory against Sunderland in late March …
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