Who Were The Dirtiest Players Last Season? Stats Comparison

Who Were The Dirtiest Players Last Season? Stats Comparison

With the 2013/2014 Premier League season nearly upon us and card markets becoming more and more popular with bookies and punters alike, we take a look at which players were the 'dirtiest' last season. We have done this by not only looking at the players who were carded the most last season but also looking at which committed the most fouls. To make this a fair comparison, we have also worked out how often these players committed fouls and were …
Forwards on the move? Rooney Vs Suarez Vs Bale... Michu?

Forwards on the move? Rooney Vs Suarez Vs Bale... Michu?

With less than 4 weeks before the new season kicks off,  the Premier League has not seen any marquee signings, barring Manchester City completing the transfer of former Fiorentina star Stevan Jovetic. Arsenal, with an improved financial status, and Chelsea and Manchester United, with new managers, are all eager to add additional 'quality' to their respective squads. Arsenal's Arsene Wenger has gone on record to say that Rooney, Suárez and Higuaín (now gone to Napoli) were all realistic targets, Mourinho …
Giroud Vs RVP 08/09: Do Arsenal Already Have a Top Striker? Stats & Tactics

Giroud Vs RVP 08/09: Do Arsenal Already Have a Top Striker? Stats & Tactics

Having enjoyed two fruitful pre-season outings for Arsenal already, Olivier Giroud will be hoping to secure his place in the starting line up for the beginning of the season as Arsenal attempt to replace the gaping hole left by the departure of Robin Van Persie last summer. Last season proved to be a difficult one for him, frustrating the crowd by giving the ball away cheaply, and also experiencing a barren spell of over 5 hours without a goal and finished with …
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 …
Luis Suarez or Wayne Rooney | Who Would You Spend Your Money On? | Stats Analysis

Luis Suarez or Wayne Rooney | Who Would You Spend Your Money On? | Stats Analysis

Amid the backdrop of silly season rumours, TalkSport Drivetime conducted a poll asking the public a simple question: If you were Carlo Ancelotti who would you rather buy this summer, Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney or Liverpool’s Luis Suarez? As you can see Suarez came out a clear winner, with 78% of the vote compared to Rooney 22%, yet it would appear that it is not just Ancelotti that has a decision to make with both Suarez and Rooney being linked …
How to build a possession philosophy without copying Barcelona or Spain

How to build a possession philosophy without copying Barcelona or Spain

Football fanatics, people who truly understand football, know that by trying to copy the Barcelona or Spain model you are unlikely to succeed or even be on a path conducive to long term development. However, Barcelona’s philosophy (possession-based control) is something that clubs can and do strive towards. This article will attempt to detail just how Premier League teams currently build upon their possession-based philosophy through tactical solutions. For the purposes of trying to find general principles, this article will …
Is Gareth Bale the new £80million Man? Bale 12/13 Vs Ronaldo 08/09

Is Gareth Bale the new £80million Man? Bale 12/13 Vs Ronaldo 08/09

In the summer of 2009, Cristiano Ronaldo walked away from Manchester United in a world record £80 million pound deal to join the Galatico’s of Madrid. After years of speculation, the two-time Champions League Finalist and Ballon D’or winning forward got his dream move and became the worlds most expensive footballer. At the same time a young left back named Gareth Bale had finished his second full season at Tottenham Hotspur, suffering a 24 game losing streak in the process, …
Fabio or Rafael for Manchester United? | Stats Analysis

Fabio or Rafael for Manchester United? | Stats Analysis

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