Evra to West Ham United: A David Moyes Classic

Evra to West Ham United: A David Moyes Classic

As a Manchester United fan, the prospect of having Patrice Evra back in the Premier League is positively exciting. The 36-year old full-back has been - in his pomp, one of the finest all-round defenders in the Premier League era, certainly for Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson. West Ham United, since recruiting David Moyes, have steadily found their feet in the Premier League and are on the way up, albeit in a laborious fashion. The Hammers sit 12th in …
Where Are They Now? | Manchester United 2008-2009

Where Are They Now? | Manchester United 2008-2009

The 2008-2009 Premier League campaign was a magnificent one for Manchester United who took home the title with 90 points, four points above second place Liverpool. Finishing the season with 28 wins, six draws, and only four losses. Scoring 68 goals and only conceding 24 in the league. Apart from their league success, United captured the: League Cup, Community Shield, and FIFA Club World Cup. On top of UEFA Champions League/Super Cup runners up. No doubt this was one of …
Can Fans Guide the Top 5 Sides on New Transfers?

Can Fans Guide the Top 5 Sides on New Transfers?

This week’s international break has given us a chance to draw breath and take stock of the season so far. A key part of this season’s appeal has been the arrival of several big name players at the top 5 clubs (Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City, Man Utd) that have had a substantial impact; chief among these is the sensational Diego Costa at Chelsea, with honourable mentions for Angel Di Maria at Manchester United, Alexis Sánchez at Arsenal and Frank …
Manchester Utd vs. West Ham 13/14 Season – what did United fans think?

Manchester Utd vs. West Ham 13/14 Season – what did United fans think?

Big Sam travels to Old Trafford on Saturday still flush from his side’s comprehensive demolition of Liverpool at Anfield. Given Van Gaal’s difficulties of late, it’s hard not to think that Allardyce eyes a similar outcome at this fixture and United fans are probably similarly apprehensive that another big scalp may be claimed. To see how Manchester United fans may be thinking about this game, we looked at the Beat Your Manager! Fantasy Football data from this fixture last season, …
Luke Shaw to Manchester United and How He May Fit In | Stats

Luke Shaw to Manchester United and How He May Fit In | Stats

Within hours of the conclusion of the 2013/14 season, rumours around Luke Shaw's future were aplenty. Manchester United have allegedly agreed a £27 million deal for the Saints man, who has been named in Roy Hodgson's 2014 World Cup squad. The 18 year old full-back has always shown promise during his time at Southampton and has more than demonstrated his ability to live up to the hype surrounding him. With Roy Hodgson opting to not take the experienced Ashley Cole …
The Modern Day Use Of Full Backs | Evra, Baines, Enrique Stats 12/13

The Modern Day Use Of Full Backs | Evra, Baines, Enrique Stats 12/13

Football often develops additional roles for players through constant progression in methods of play, putting increased significance on certain tactical styles. New footballing philosophies are created and developed to improve performance levels, and bring fresh ideas into the game. The basis in which players are instructed to be responsible for various duties within any one position is rapidly increasing. This can be seen in every position from goalkeeper through to striker. The ways in which these tactics are instructed upon a …
My Full Back's More Useful Than Yours | Johnson, Walker & Evra Vs Gunter, Debuchy & Cameron

My Full Back's More Useful Than Yours | Johnson, Walker & Evra Vs Gunter, Debuchy & Cameron

The Full Back position is one that has evolved rapidly since the inception of the EPL, and so has the importance that this role plays in a team. It is no longer about being a solid defender with the ability to "stick it in the mixer", but a position that can involve being a key attacking wide player who’s team relies on them to provide the width for an otherwise narrow attacking threat. It says it all that Leighton Baines …
Fabio or Rafael for Manchester United? | Stats Analysis

Fabio or Rafael for Manchester United? | Stats Analysis

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