QPR v Wigan likely to be low scoring game

QPR v Wigan likely to be low scoring game

Generally, people overreact. They fail to analyse things as a whole, and make rash judgements based on what they have just witnessed, experienced or heard that reinforces their existing values or beliefs. A magnificent example of this is watching a televised football match with two football fans – one who supports team A, the other team B. They watch the same broadcast, listen to the same commentary but will react very differently to the referee’s decisions. Even referees fail to …
Bolton Wanderers | Entertaining game!

Bolton Wanderers | Entertaining game!

The Reebok stadium on a fine Sunday afternoon with 90 minutes of fine football. A thoroughly enjoyable game with goals, tackles and a lot of skill and guile from one team and a lot of effort and determination and mistakes from another. You could clearly see which team had spent money and which hadn't but that doesn't buy you the effort and hard work that the Bolton Wanderers players gave to the match that is not a dig at MCFC …
Samir Nasri in Blue?

Samir Nasri in Blue?

Recently, talk of a deal moving Samir Nasri to City has been almost non-stop. An article has already been written on EPL Index by jeffares10 on Nasri leaving Arsenal. Every day it goes back and forth between rumors that it is a sure signing and people saying he will stay at the Emirates for at least this season. At this point, I have no idea how it will play out. Still, this article is for hypothetical purposes. Even if Nasri …
Arsenal | Season already in the balance?

Arsenal | Season already in the balance?

Arsene Wenger even said it himself, according to Arsenal.com, in response to the injuries and Liverpool loss, “We have five big games when the team is not completely ready.” A tough opening month that saw a home loss to Liverpool and an upcoming trip to Old Trafford, combined with a couple of European dates with Udinese meant the squad would need to be ready from day one. It was understood all summer that Arsenal was never going to start at …
Roy's West Brom | Pragmatic & Direct

Roy's West Brom | Pragmatic & Direct

When Chris Waddle offered West Brom his sympathy on live TV yesterday I shouted obscenities at the screen and told him to never patronise us again.  If you’re reading this Chris, forgive my overreaction, we’d just let in a second late decisive goal within a week and I was understandably irate. Credit to Roy Hodgson though that I was as irate as I was. Thanks to him my expectations in the team have increased; the mental goalposts have been moved. …
Liverpool | Statistical Emirates Domination

Liverpool | Statistical Emirates Domination

Late Liverpool goals gave the press further ammunition for the running Arsenal-in-crisis story, but to an extent the visitor’s performance that has been overlooked following the 2-0 reversal at the Emirates. The numbers suggest Liverpool had more of the game, winning a number of key battles across the park: For the first time in 18 months – incidentally also against Liverpool – Arsenal enjoyed less than 50% of the ball at home. Missing personnel undoubtedly played a part, but it …
A New United Defence

A New United Defence

Manchester United is set to face a daunting set of opponents in the Premier League over the next four weeks and may have to do so without their first choice defense.  Starting with Monday's visit from Tottenham, the Red Devils face 3 of the top 5 teams from last season in the next 4 weeks, culminating with Chelsea's visit on September 18th.  For the matches with Spurs, Bolton, Arsenal and Chelsea, Sir Alex Ferguson will have to juggle a young …
Bolton v Man City | Winger Comparison

Bolton v Man City | Winger Comparison

We may be just a single game into the 2011/12 season yet this has not stopped some billing Sunday's clash at The Reebox as a 'top of the table' one. Both Bolton and Manchester City are of course perched first and second in the table by virtue of impressive 4-0 victories over promoted sides QPR and Swansea respectively, and will go into the game full of confidence. Historically, City have not fared well at the Reebok, at times struggling for goals, …
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