City Vs Aston Villa | Match Preview

City Vs Aston Villa | Match Preview

[caption id="attachment_5220" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Balotelli Converting his PK"][/caption] Manchester City is coming off the international break looking to continue their Premier League dominance with a win over unbeaten Aston Villa this weekend. To put this coming match-up in to perspective, I have compared the numbers from the two EPL games Villa and City played last year (I don't have the data from the FA cup game). The games were split, with each club winning at home. What's strange is that …
Spurs trip to Newcastle previewed

Spurs trip to Newcastle previewed

A tough place to go for many premier league sides, St James’ park welcomes Tottenham Hotspur as the Premier League starts up again, following the international break. Newcastle remain unbeaten after seven games and Spurs haven’t won in Newcastle in the Premier League since 2004 when Timothee Atouba scored the winner and Spurs most regular goal scorer in this fixture has been own goals, with Newcastle having gifted Spurs 4 goals in 10 years. This should prove a real test …
Stoke City vs Fulham - Preview

Stoke City vs Fulham - Preview

3 days after Christmas 2010, Stoke anticipated Fulham like estranged cousins to the Britannia Stadium, hoping their gift wasn’t quite as nice as the one the Cottagers brought for them. Alas, it wasn’t to be, as they fell to a 2-0 defeat against the side from Craven Cottage. Two early goals from full back Chris Baird proved enough to put Stoke to the sword. Was it as one sided as the scoreline suggests? Or did Stoke manage to keep up …
Liverpool V Everton | D-Day is Derby Day

Liverpool V Everton | D-Day is Derby Day

The longest running top-flight derby resumes in the early kick-off on Saturday, with Liverpool hoping that the 216th fixture will see them take the three points on offer. Everton currently stand three points adrift of Liverpool with a game in hand, however it could be argued that they have had the slightly easier fixtures in the opening games of the season. Head to Head: The Story So Far The defensive stats show that Liverpool and Everton are fairly well matched.  …
United vs Norwich Preview

United vs Norwich Preview

Following their blistering start to the season Manchester United's recent games have begun to highlight their defensive problems. Whilst bedding in a new goal-keeper makes any team somewhat vulnerable defensively, David De Gea has not been helped by the ease at which teams have breached the defensive lines in front of him. Currently, he has made the highest number of saves (32) in the league, giving him a saves/shots ratio of 86%. Against Stoke and Basel, United should have lost …
Derby Day | Spurs vs Arsenal

Derby Day | Spurs vs Arsenal

The passion, vitriol and electricity of Derby Day will be unleashed on North London this Sunday afternoon. It is one of the fiercest matches of any season and a huge day on the calendar of both Spurs and Arsenal fans. It is a fixture that needs no extra spice. But this first derby of the season has plenty with Spurs sitting above Arsenal and looking to stay there. This fixture has had new life breathed into it in recent years …
Arsenal | North London Derby

Arsenal | North London Derby

After a poor start to the season, Arsenal has strung together three wins in a row in all competitions. They might not have been wins against top clubs (Shrewsbury, 3-1, Carling Cup), against full-sided squads (Bolton, 3-0, Premier League) or even convincing wins (Olympiacos, 2-1, Champions). There were a few milestones and firsts for the Gunners in September. Robin Van Persie scored his 100th goal while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain opened his scoring campaign in his full Champions League debut. Since the …
Liverpool V Spurs | No more 'Arry Carry'!

Liverpool V Spurs | No more 'Arry Carry'!

We all agree that Stoke basically got away with ‘arry carry’ last Saturday, and Liverpool will be hoping that there is no repeat in Sunday’s game at White Hart Lane against 'Arry’s Spurs. Last season Spurs got the better of the Reds in both premier league games, the 2-0 reverse at Anfield putting pay to Liverpool’s lingering hopes of European qualification (not to many people’s disappointment I may add!).  All Reds fans will be hoping that we can recover from …
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