Sam Allardyce - The Master of Premier League Survival

Sam Allardyce - The Master of Premier League Survival

Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce has added the "Big Sam" magical touch to steer them clear of relegation as the season reaches its climax. The former England boss was appointed the manager of Crystal Palace at the end of December 2016. The club were positioned in 17th place and just one point above the relegation zone. In fact, the club continued to plummet down the Premier League table under Allardyce's guidance. His leadership skills were questioned and his ability to …
Why Are Billionaires Shying Away From Buying Premier League Clubs?

Why Are Billionaires Shying Away From Buying Premier League Clubs?

The £4m Premier League Team

Transfer spending makes or breaks any club. The demise of all the following "once great" clubs can be attributed to transfer spending, Leeds United, Bolton Wanderers, Nottingham Forest, Sheffield Wednesday, QPR, Coventry City, Glasgow Rangers and a host more. Bolton with a £140m debt, rock bottom of the Championship and Leeds (who have sold both their Stadium and their training ground) probably fared the worst. In light of this it is astonishing the following Premier League 11 cost a mere £3,940,000.00. …
Promoted to the Premier League. Job done? | Stats Analysis

Promoted to the Premier League. Job done? | Stats Analysis

"We are Premier League, we are Premier League" Being a Hull City fan, I heard this a lot over the weekend.  A lot!  And I loved every single chant of it. The incredible roller coaster ride that was the final day of the Championship season has been very well covered (Amber Nectar and From Boothferry to Wembley are two of my personal favourites), but now Cardiff City and Hull City have reached the Holy Grail and can start planning for a successful …
Mohamed Diame: Statistical Comparison

Mohamed Diame: Statistical Comparison

Mohamed Diame was born on the 14th June 1987, making him 25 now. He was born in Creteil in France, but he plays for the Senegalese national team. He moved to Wigan in August 2009 for a fee of £3.36million. He stayed at Wigan for 3 years before moving on to West Ham United on a free transfer. In his three-year spell at Wigan, Diame was known for his defensive work and took on the role of defensive midfielder for …
Aston Villa sink deeper into uncertainty after loss to Bolton

Aston Villa sink deeper into uncertainty after loss to Bolton

Aston Villa’s Premier League status came into questioning once again last night as they were undone by two quick goals from Bolton Wanderers directly after taking the lead. Aston Villa managed just 43.8% of possession over the 90 minutes compared to Bolton Wanderers 56.2%.  As many fans at the game said that it felt the completely other-way round in terms of possession. I have noticed over recent months that Aston Villa’s ball retention and ability to find each other is one of …