Tottenham Taken Apart by the Canaries | Stats Report

Tottenham Taken Apart by the Canaries | Stats Report

Tottenham played two of the promoted teams at White Hart Lane in quick succession. Much like Swansea who had left empty handed in Tottenham’s previous home game, Paul Lambert and his Norwich team have rightly earned a number of plaudits this season. Swansea seem to have had more media attention, and their flowing passing football has been praised from all quarters. Norwich, have also had a great season but their progress seems to have gone under the radar when you …
How Bad A Defender Is Andre Santos? A Stats Analysis

How Bad A Defender Is Andre Santos? A Stats Analysis

When Andre Santos arrived from Fenerbahce on deadline day in August 2011, opinion was divided whether the left-back would prove to be a success or failure with Arsenal. The Brazilian has begun well, enduring himself to the Gunners faithful by scoring the equalizing second goal in the Gunners 5-3 beating of Chelsea in October. However, a majority of fans are still unconvinced about the maverick's defensive competence. Lack of match fitness, getting caught up the field, giving the ball away too much, not tracking back …
The Importance of Benayoun | The Squad Player Arsenal Needed

The Importance of Benayoun | The Squad Player Arsenal Needed

Already at this site we've taken a look at Per Mertesacker and Mikel Arteta in their first seasons at Arsenal. Now seems apt to analyse loan-signing Yossi Benayoun and his contribution to Arsenal's surprise season. The Israeli arrived on deadline day, a loan signing from Chelsea, to a sea of mediocre approval, quite indicative of his career in the Premier League so far. Excellent at West Ham, he then moved to Liverpool where he became a rotation player and impressed …
Walcott's Pace Gives Arsenal Victory | Opta Stats

Walcott's Pace Gives Arsenal Victory | Opta Stats

Arsenal maintained their impressive form with a comfortable 3-0 win at Wolves on Wednesday night. This was the Gunners ninth win in ten games and took them five points clear of fourth-place Tottenham. Early goals from Robin van Persie and Theo Walcott earned Arsenal victory over 10-man Wolves in a match that was largely won in the first 11 minutes. Sebastien Bassong saw red for bringing down Walcott, after he was set free by van Persie on eight minutes. The …
Beating Man United: The Power of Analytics

Beating Man United: The Power of Analytics

Introducing Analytics Football Analytics is slowly but surely gaining its position as a performance analysis tool for football, with its success from major American Sports. It is so new only 6 to 7 clubs use it in the Premier League, whilst there is a similar trend in occurring in the top leagues in Europe. Over the past few months we have begun to use statistics to uncover strengths and weaknesses of teams via an analytical approach. Raw Data and Approach …
Aston Villa stalemate with Stoke | Edging closer to safety

Aston Villa stalemate with Stoke | Edging closer to safety

Aston Villa edged that little step closer to securing their Premier League status for another season with their 14th Premier League draw of the season a record they hold above the entire Premier League table to-date Having played 32 matches so far Aston Villa’s Win/Lose/ Ratio’s read Win 21.88% Lose 34.38% Draw 43.75% Aston Villa took the lead on 32 minutes thanks to, the ever-improving Austrian, Andreas Weimann with a great individual strike at goal.  Stoke City equalised mid-way through the …
Maxi & Carroll ensure Liverpool return to winning ways

Maxi & Carroll ensure Liverpool return to winning ways

Another match day, another Liverpool nail biter. On Saturday it was Luis Suarez that scored to earn Liverpool a point but this time, it was his strike partner, Andy Carroll who grabs the headlines with a header in the last-minute of the normal time to snatch a win that seemed unlikely when stand-in keeper Doni was sent off after just 25 minutes. Liverpool were forced to play with ten for 65 minutes of the game and had Jordan Henderson at …

Papiss Demba Cisse – The New Angel of the North

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