Cardiff City defeat the mighty Man City | Formation Stats Info-Graphic

Cardiff City defeat the mighty Man City | Formation Stats Info-Graphic

Cardiff City's opening game at home was nothing short of dramatic. The second half saw five goals with Cardiff coming back from behind to lead 3-1! Manchester City's Alvaro Negredo scored a consolation goal, to add to Edin Dzeko's thunderbolt opener, to make it 3-2 but it was too late and goals from Aron Gunnarson and Fraser Campbell made history in the Cardiff City Stadium. There will be a full report on the site in the coming days however we …
Player Performance Analysis | Gary Medel Vs Manchester City

Player Performance Analysis | Gary Medel Vs Manchester City

After a fairly uninspiring first Premier League game versus West Ham last weekend, resulting in a 2-0 loss to the East London side, Malky Mackay's Cardiff City side welcomed Manuel Pellegrini's Manchester City side to the Cardiff City Stadium. Most anticipated this fixture to be a straightforward victory for Manchester City, with Edin Dzeko putting his side 1-0 ahead with an exquisite finish in the 52nd minute - what was about to happen in the last 40 minutes was pure …
Becca's Weekly PL Round Up: United-Chelsea Bore-draw, Mignolet & Soldado

Becca's Weekly PL Round Up: United-Chelsea Bore-draw, Mignolet & Soldado

The Barclays Premier League is back in full swing as this weekend's games were filled with the drama that makes our league the most exciting in the world. That's if you weren't at Old Trafford on Monday night. Starting with the show-stopping fixture that is Manchester United vs Chelsea, neutrals were expecting the game to live up to past meetings, not the "bore draw" that we were eventually faced with. With the focal point limelight inevitably on Wayne Rooney, and the transfer saga that surrounds …
Cardiff City v Manchester City Preview | Odds, Stats & Team News

Cardiff City v Manchester City Preview | Odds, Stats & Team News

Cardiff City will hope to hit back after their disappointing 2-0 defeat to West Ham United on the opening day of the season last week, but their task will be made all the more difficult by the visiting Manchester City on Sunday afternoon. This will only be Cardiff’s second game in the top tier of English football for 51 years and while they failed to really get going in East London last week, the fact that this is their opening …
EPL Preview: The La Liga Influx - Navas, Soldado, Aspas & Medel et al

EPL Preview: The La Liga Influx - Navas, Soldado, Aspas & Medel et al

The current financial mess that clubs in La Liga find themselves in means there is little transfer spending in evidence in the domestic game. Aside from Barcelona and Real Madrid, only Villarreal, Granada, Valladolid and Elche have a net spend in transfer dealings. Cumulatively, the four clubs have a net spend of approximately £12m, enough to buy you half of Roberto Soldado. Spanish clubs have had to improve their scouting network and youth development to secure players for their squads. …
West Ham United v Cardiff City Preview | Match Odds & History

West Ham United v Cardiff City Preview | Match Odds & History

West Ham United welcome Premier League new-boys Cardiff City for their first ever Premier League game, with both sides looking to implement new signings into their squad. While Sam Allardyce and the Hammers are aspiring for a top half finish, Malky Mackay and his team are simply aspiring to stay up. Both sides have spent big in the summer, notably the Hammers with their £15m signature for Andy Carroll. They have also secured Razvan Rat and goalkeeper Adrian on free …
Fantasy Stats Blog: Could Messi Have Saved QPR's Season?

Fantasy Stats Blog: Could Messi Have Saved QPR's Season?

[caption id="attachment_35493" align="alignright" width="294"] Nice suit[/caption] Back in January I wrote a hypothetical article contemplating where Hull City would be if they had signed Pele (original article here).  As I'm now getting bored waiting for the new season to start, I thought i'd have some fun and see what might have happened if QPR had signed the best player in the world, Lionel Messi. So here's how it works: Messi scored a goal every 57 minutes in the Spanish League …
The First 4 Premier League Games: Analysis of results for last 4 Years

The First 4 Premier League Games: Analysis of results for last 4 Years

It's getting closer! The new Premier League season is only 4 weeks away and the excitement is building.  Transfers are being made, kits are being released and season passes are being sent out. Squads are all back to undertake their pre-season training.  Some are going on (quite frankly, crazy) pre season tours to the Far East, Australia and America, others taking it a little easier with jaunts around Europe.  All aiming to get themselves in perfect shape, both physically and …
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