Robin van Persie Returns | From Hero To Devil | Stats Analysis

Robin van Persie Returns | From Hero To Devil | Stats Analysis

Eden Hazard Vs Shinji Kagawa: Who Has Had the Better Debut Season? | Stats

Eden Hazard Vs Shinji Kagawa: Who Has Had the Better Debut Season? | Stats

EPL Myths | Arsenal can't defend? Suarez not big game player? United scoring more?

EPL Myths | Arsenal can't defend? Suarez not big game player? United scoring more?

Shinji Kagawa | Manchester United's New Midfield Maestro | Stats

Shinji Kagawa | Manchester United's New Midfield Maestro | Stats

Sir Alex Ferguson has completed the signing of Shinji Kagawa and the Japanese international has officially joined the stable of premier attacking options at Old Trafford.  Our own @RedMancunia touched briefly on the quality of Manchester United's wingers as compared to the rest of the league in his post here, and the addition of Kagawa to the mix should only increase the depth of attacking options already at Ferguson's disposal.  Kagawa will also add another option in the centre of …
Beating Man United: The Power of Analytics

Beating Man United: The Power of Analytics

Introducing Analytics Football Analytics is slowly but surely gaining its position as a performance analysis tool for football, with its success from major American Sports. It is so new only 6 to 7 clubs use it in the Premier League, whilst there is a similar trend in occurring in the top leagues in Europe. Over the past few months we have begun to use statistics to uncover strengths and weaknesses of teams via an analytical approach. Raw Data and Approach …
The Winning Habit | Manchester United make it 6 in a row

The Winning Habit | Manchester United make it 6 in a row

With Manchester City being held to a one all draw by Stoke, Manchester United had the chance to open up a 3 point gap at the top of the table. Playing at Old Trafford against an out of form Fulham side, United were expected to take all three points. Shaky Start For the first twenty-five minutes the home team seemed to be conscious of the possibility of being outright league leaders. A cagey start saw Fulham grow in confidence and take the initiative. Dembele and …
Reina compared to Rivals | Liverpool Defence Opta Stat Analysis

Reina compared to Rivals | Liverpool Defence Opta Stat Analysis

Following the debacle that was the defeat to Wigan, Liverpool fans have started to point their finger at a new target: Pepe Reina. A few of them saying: he's not been making as many saves or doesn't look as though he's trying or he can't save penalties anymore. Liverpool's slump shouldn't rest solely on the shoulders of Pepe Reina and hopefully the statistics will help show this. We're going to compare Pepe Reina to goalkeepers from the teams above Liverpool …
Antonio Valencia | Man United's Creative Machine

Antonio Valencia | Man United's Creative Machine

Antonio Valencia had a timid start to the 2011/12 season. It looked as though he lacked confidence, wasn't trying to take on players and wasn't creating any chances either. Vikesh Chevli, one of our Manchester United writers and also known on Twitter as @RedMancunia, wrote an interesting article about Valencia on this very site with regards to this lack of confidence which can be found here: Is Antonio Valencia lacking confidence? The article mentioned above was dated on 1st December …