Stadiums and the Home Advantage

Stadiums and the Home Advantage

It is one of the best-known phenomena in all team-orientated sports. The so-called home advantage posits that teams playing at their home stadium have a pronounced advantage over their opponents. At first, the phenomenon seems intuitively obvious. There are many factors that can be raised to explain the home advantage. Given that football in the UK today has many regulations to ensure impartiality and fairness, the factors are generally considered to be psychological. They include the effect of the greater …
Premier League Matchday 37 Preview

Premier League Matchday 37 Preview

The penultimate round of the 2020/21 Premier League season gets underway on Tuesday with a set of four fixtures, with the remaining six taking place on Wednesday. Without further ado, let’s take a quick look at the matches. Tuesday Manchester United - Fulham Manchester United go up against a Fulham side they have not lost to in any of their last 12 Premier League meetings (W10, D2) for their final game at Old Trafford this season. After losing back-to-back league …
Premier League Matchday 36 Preview

Premier League Matchday 36 Preview

The top-seven race in the Premier League has begun to take shape as the 2020/21 campaign continues with a split matchday. Matchday 36 started with Leicester City's 2-1 victory against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Tuesday, with Arsenal beating Chelsea 1-0 in an all-London match-up the following day. West Ham and Liverpool have faint hopes of breaking into the top four heading into the weekend, while Tottenham look to solidify Europa League berth with a victory over Wolverhampton. Here …
Jesse Lingard Is Welcome Back At Man Utd

Jesse Lingard Is Welcome Back At Man Utd

Following Jesse Lingard’s fine loan stint with fellow Premier League side West Ham, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that he would welcome him back to the club. On 29th January 2021, Lingard joined West Ham on loan for the remainder of the season after struggling for regular first-team football at United. The move has done the 28 year old the world of good and allowed him to find his form and remind his club of his talent. …
How Much Control Does the Football Association Have Over the Premier League?

How Much Control Does the Football Association Have Over the Premier League?

Oftentimes, the Football Association steps into Premier League matters in a high-profile way, but what is the exact sharing of power between the English FA and the Premier League? First the basics: the FA is in charge of football from amateur to professional football in England. It is a regulatory body that sets many of the rules of the game. The FA is also a member of FIFA and UEFA, thus representing England on the international stage of football bureaucracy. …
What’s Gone Wrong for Matt Doherty at Tottenham?

What’s Gone Wrong for Matt Doherty at Tottenham?

When Tottenham Hotspur signed Matt Doherty from Wolves for £15 million, it had the makings a shrewd capture. At Molineux, the Irishman took his game to new heights under the club’s manager, Nuno Espirito Santo. In 2019-20, Doherty scored four goals and created a further three for Wolves, while he also played a pivotal role in the team keeping 12 clean sheets. His move to Spurs, however, has proved to be a little underwhelming. But what’s gone wrong? Well, let’s …
How to Become a Top Premier League Referee

How to Become a Top Premier League Referee

In the midst of the perhaps worst refereeing crisis in the EPL, with crucial and avoidable mistakes week in week out, talks emerge across the country on whether the time has come for a PL referee rebuilding. Blatant proof of the current crisis is that no UK referees worked in the last Russia 2018 World Cup, something that had never happened before. The fact is that bad refereeing, plus a bad overall video assistant referee operation, has been currently influencing …
Premier League 2020-2021: Most Disappointing Players And Transfers

Premier League 2020-2021: Most Disappointing Players And Transfers

Fans of the Premier League will undoubtedly remember this season for a long time. This Premier League season has presented impartiality and unbiasedness with some new front runners in West Ham and Everton, whereas Liverpool has stalled in the last months after lingering in the summit and are being confronted by a serious threat of dropping the Champions League qualification. Even though there’s still a very long way to go to declare or give out conclusively in the Premier League …
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