Top Counter Attacking Teams This Season | Opta Stats Analysis

Top Counter Attacking Teams This Season | Opta Stats Analysis

Teams that can hit you on the counter attack at any moment are incredibly hard to defend against, especially when speed merchants such as Gareth Bale and Theo Walcott are running at your defence. So which teams have impressed in the counter attack and how have they been so successful? We can start to answer this by looking at which teams have had the most shots and scored the most goals on the counter attack, as well as which teams …
Analysis of Transfers from European Leagues to EPL - 2: La Liga

Analysis of Transfers from European Leagues to EPL - 2: La Liga

This is Part 2 of a multi-part series. You can read the first part here. In the first part, we took a look at the transfers to Premier League from Eredivisie. In this part, we will take a look at how Premier League clubs have been recruiting players from La Liga. La Liga is believed to be one of the best leagues in the world in terms of football talent. My personal belief is that image of the whole league …
The Soul of a Football Club

The Soul of a Football Club

Watching the class of 92 documentary it was interesting listening to the views of long standing Salford City fans. A number of them interviewed said they were unhappy with the ex-Man Utd players takeover "as it will never be the same." Equally numerous QPR fans say they preferred QPR when the Chrysalis' records founder Chris Wright owned QPR (96-2001) over Briartore / Ecclestone / Fernandes / Bhattia / Mittal, the recent owners over the last 5 years. Mercenary footballers are not …
Player Remuneration & Fan Exploitation

Player Remuneration & Fan Exploitation

Gareth Bale’s £85 million move from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid in the summer of 2013 saw him earn £300,000 per week on a six-year contract, doubling the yearly salary of UK Prime Minister David Cameron in just one week of work. With thousands of consumers struggling to cope with rising ticket prices, there is an imbalance between player remuneration and the cost of going to watch your team play. Football doesn’t have an income problem, it has a spending …
Premier League Captain's Cars Infographic

Premier League Captain's Cars Infographic

Thanks to Vertu Lease Cars we're able to bring you a really interesting infographic which shows which cars the Captains of the Premier League drive! All 20 captains from last season's Premier League are shown below and we had a good little chuckle at Phil Jagielka's! It's a pretty interesting selection of motors with huge horsepower on show to the more family man car. You can also see which captain's are the highest paid with some absolute beauties in there but a few captains …
Where Next For Charlie Austin and Danny Ings?

Where Next For Charlie Austin and Danny Ings?

This season has been a breakthrough for both Charlie Austin and Danny Ings in their debut campaigns in the top flight. However neither were able to prevent their side from getting relegated, thus both will be on the move this summer with Premier League football crucial in their future developments. There is plenty of interest in both and given their homegrown status, it isn't surprising that a lot of top flight sides are looking at the pair. Ings is leaving …
 The Premier League's Biggest Transfer Flops in 2014/15

The Premier League's Biggest Transfer Flops in 2014/15

Premier League clubs spent a record £950 million in the 2014-15 summer and winter transfer windows making it the highest ever seen. The previous best was £760 million in the 2013-14 season. As is usually the case, all transfers turn out extremely good or downright horrid. Here are some of them that didn’t quite go according to plan this past season. Rickie Lambert A return to his boyhood club for the bargain sum of 4 million pounds was quite a …
Leicester City v QPR Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Leicester City v QPR Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Leicester City will play their final Premier League fixture of the season at home after securing their top flight status where they will entertain an already relegated side in Queen's Park Rangers. In a game where pretty much nothing is riding on, especially for the visitors, who will be looking to end their disappointing campaign on a winning note. For Nigel Pearson and Leicester, they've achieved the great escape as they say, will now have an opportunity to finish the …
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