Well, well, well, QPR defy

Well, well, well, QPR defy "expert" pundits

Matt Le Tissier spent 90 minutes on Saturday professing the 'fact' that Queens Park Rangers were 'in for a hiding' and that they were no threat to Premier League regulars, Everton. After Everton failed to take advantage of their early dominance, a clever move from QPR set up Tommy Smith from 12 yards and he proved why he should play in his preferred centre-forward position when he cooly bent the ball around the outstretched arms of Tim Howard, into the …
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 …
QPR | 'Dyer' wake up call

QPR | 'Dyer' wake up call

It takes a second in football for euphoria to suddenly become anguish and doubt. Well on Saturday 13 August 2011 after three minutes and one disallowed goal, QPR lost their most controversial 'free' signing of the summer to a suspected broken foot. After weeks of speculation as to whether Warnock had signed a 'Dyer' flop or had he pulled off bargain of the summer? Unfortunately, it was the former and QPR fans were forced to laugh rather than cry at …
Who other than Adel? QPR's Dilemma

Who other than Adel? QPR's Dilemma

[caption id="attachment_999" align="alignright" width="220" caption="Adel Taarabt - Star Player"][/caption] It seemed for almost the entire summer and for weeks before that as Queens Park Rangers surged towards the Championship and more importantly the Premier League that Adel Taarabt would not be there to guide them into the unknown. The often fantastic but infuriating midfielder at times appeared to on his own destroy opponents with skills beyond the division he played in. However with the news of Taarabt’s departure seemingly put …
Premier League Goal Scoring Patterns

Premier League Goal Scoring Patterns

Our statistical expert Ford Bohrmann analyses Premier League goal scoring patterns by looking at which areas of the goal teams score in. The article focuses on every Premier League side and then also covers their conversion percentages with the use of graphics. The original idea for this post came from a question from one of the readers of my blog. He was curious to know if there were any patterns to where clubs score in the plane of the goal. …
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