Middlesbrough and the Final Pass Problem

Middlesbrough and the Final Pass Problem

When Leicester sacked Claudio Ranieri some weeks ago, the attention of the millions across the world had shifted to the Foxes, who were floundering in the relegation zone at that time. The decision to bring the axe down on someone who won them the Premier League, achieving what has gone down as the greatest achievement in sports history, seemed contentious and attracted varying reactions from everyone even remotely associated with the game. Amidst all the struggles that Leicester were facing …
Tottenham Hotspur v Middlesbrough Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Tottenham Hotspur v Middlesbrough Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Games are coming thick and fast in the Premier League - as the competition edges towards the busier and more significant periods of the season. Spurs, who have been on a great run in recent weeks will host Aitor Karanka's Middlesbrough in an important weekend when there is undoubted potential to make up some ground on some of the fellow top four clubs in the league. They will go into this fixture on the back of a rather dispiriting result …
Karius Vs. Mignolet - What do the Numbers Say?

Karius Vs. Mignolet - What do the Numbers Say?

In my Football Manager avatar (currently managing Newcastle), whenever one of my players or my team is criticised, I jump to their defence. Press conference after press conference, I keep clicking on the option that I think will be the best defence of my team or player(s). So, I was totally not surprised when Jurgen Klopp defended Loris Karius after his mistake cost Liverpool the game last Sunday. I wouldn’t have been surprised to see Betting Offers for him to …
Middlesbrough vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Middlesbrough vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

This is the first set of mid-week fixtures this season and it marks the beginning of the festive period. The games come around quickly and it is a great opportunity for clubs to consolidate their places in the league table. These two clubs have different aims, but they will both be looking for the three points on Wednesday. Liverpool are fighting at the top of the league, but a recent blip has put more emphasis on this fixture as they …
Calum Chambers - A loan move to Middlesbrough could suit all parties

Calum Chambers - A loan move to Middlesbrough could suit all parties

It was announced on Monday that Middlesbrough had agreed to loan Calum Chambers from Arsenal, a move that was well received by both fan-bases. The newly promoted North East club need more defensive cover and the player needs first team football in order to develop further. This is unlikely to come at Arsenal, despite their lack of numbers in defensive areas. He started the opening day match against Liverpool, but Laurent Koscielny has returned and Shkodran Mustafi is set to sign, …
5 contenders to become the Premier League's first managerial casualty

5 contenders to become the Premier League's first managerial casualty

It’s the start of another season and that means there are a whole host of new managerial faces in the Premier League. Pressure is on for some of the world’s most highly regarded coaches and it could be one of the most competitive top flight campaigns for years. Antonio Conte and Pep Guardiola face their first season in England with Chelsea and Manchester City whilst Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho hope to turn things around for Liverpool and Manchester United …
Fantasy Premier League Bargains - 7 players that offer value

Fantasy Premier League Bargains - 7 players that offer value

The Premier League is back this weekend and that also means the return of fantasy football. The Fantasy Premier League game is becoming more popular and the game has developed further this year, as the creators have included stats in the game. This allows fantasy managers to view each player's past performance in the game. Every year there are players who emerge in the Premier League, giving them great value in the Fantasy Premier League game. Last season, Jamie Vardy …
Who will be in the Premier League relegation places?

Who will be in the Premier League relegation places?

The Premier League season has not even kicked off yet, so this may seem a little morbid, but with so much focus on the top of the table and who will be fighting for European spots, I want to take a look at who will be fighting for their Premier League existence this year and who could be looking at relegation. As I said, some will find it morbid to speak about this already, but for every winner there is …
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