Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur | Tactical Analysis

Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur | Tactical Analysis

AVB and his boys looked to kick off their top 4 campaign in a positive fashion and they did just that with a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace. New signing Paulinho starred prominently as his smart distribution in the ‘regista’ role ensured that Tottenham always had time and space to keep the ball retention flowing, whilst Palace looked to stay compact with a low defensive block in an attempt to thwart the attacking talents of Tottenham. Being the first game …
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. …
Crystal Palace Vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview | Team News, History & Odds

Crystal Palace Vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview | Team News, History & Odds

Crystal Palace welcome Tottenham Hotspur to Selhurst Park this Sunday for both sides' Premier League opener. The Eagles will be up for their first Premier League game in eight years, while Spurs will be looking for a good start to their campaign.  Palace head into the match with only one league win in their last 10 league games.  The Eagles performed at the right time in the season managing to get promoted by beating Brighton over two legs, and Watford …
The 1st Ever EPL Round Table Podcast | Season Previews & Transfers!

The 1st Ever EPL Round Table Podcast | Season Previews & Transfers!

Chamakh to Palace | Why does Holloway want him? 10/11 Chamakh Stats

Chamakh to Palace | Why does Holloway want him? 10/11 Chamakh Stats

After their 2-1 loss in the Emirates Cup, Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, announced that both Gervinho and Marouane Chamakh would leave the club as Arsenal continue their summer clear out.  Gervinho will be moving on to Italian side Roma and Chamakh will be moving on to newly promoted Crystal Palace.  Palace have had difficulty signing players so far this summer which they will need to do if they are to stay in the Premier League next season.  Ian Holloway has …
What Crystal Palace need to Survive in the Premier League

What Crystal Palace need to Survive in the Premier League

Crystal Palace have completed more transfer business this week in the form of French Midfielder Elliot Grandin. The Frenchman has joined Palace on a one-year deal from Blackpool,  where he had a mixed time at best. The winger will join his former Blackpool manager Ian Holloway at Palace, and will no doubt do his best to help the Eagles achieve survival in the Premier League. Palace have already strengthened their squad by signing Dwight Gayle from Peterborough, Jerome Thomas on …
Why Crystal Palace Have Bagged Themselves A Bargain in José Campaña

Why Crystal Palace Have Bagged Themselves A Bargain in José Campaña

In the last three major tournaments on the international stage, one country has successfully dominated them all, controlling and outscoring their opponents in sublime and quite simply beautiful style, on the road to lifting two European Championships and one World Cup in front of the watching world. Spain are enjoying their greatest period of success at the moment under the leadership of Vicente Del Bosque, boasting a star-studded squad that sees an impeccable number of quality natives miss out on …
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 …
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