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 …
Can Danny Rose Stake A Claim in The Spurs Side? | Rose vs Assou-Ekotto

Can Danny Rose Stake A Claim in The Spurs Side? | Rose vs Assou-Ekotto

White Hart Lane. 14th April 2010. That goal versus Arsenal. But what has the young England left back done for Tottenham Hotspur since? Well, not much, seeing as he wasn't really given a chance at left back due to the good form of Cameroonian Benoit Assou-Ekotto, or Disco Benny to the Spurs faithful. Thankfully for Rose, Martin O'Neill and Sunderland came to his rescue at the start of the 2012/2013 campaign, resulting in a very successful season at the Stadium …
Villas Boas' Tactics to Evolve With Paulinho | Tactical Analysis

Villas Boas' Tactics to Evolve With Paulinho | Tactical Analysis

Spurs have just paid £17m for a defensive midfield player, unsurprisingly fans are wondering whether AVB spent too much time with Jose at the Bridge. This is big money for Spurs as £17m would go along way for a quality striker. Last season Spurs fans grumbled at paying 11m for young goalkeeper Loris as they already had three goalkeepers in Brad Friedel, Carlo Cudicini and Heurelho Gomes. However this proved an excellent signing for the future; building a top squad, …
Spurs Info-Graphics | Goals Conceded under Redknapp & AVB Comparison

Spurs Info-Graphics | Goals Conceded under Redknapp & AVB Comparison

In an earlier article we looked at whether Tottenham had improved under Andre Villas-Boas compared to the 2011/2012 season and discovered that although Tottenham had let the opposition have fewer shots on target they had conceded 0.13 more goals per game. We take a more detailed look into Tottenham's defensive performances by looking where on the pitch Tottenham conceded their goals in the last two seasons as well as where on the pitch the opposition had the most shots on target. …
Benteke - Ready for a step up? Stats compared to Lukaku & Adebayor

Benteke - Ready for a step up? Stats compared to Lukaku & Adebayor

After an impressive debut season in the Premier League, Christian Benteke’s future at Aston Villa is uncertain after the striker submitted a transfer request with a view to a move to a bigger club, not to say that Aston Villa aren't a big club but the lure of European Football and the higher wages that these clubs can offer is what drives the players these days. However is Benteke good enough? Being an £7m summer signing last year, many thought …
Belhanda to EPL | Tottenham & Newcastle midfielders vs Belhanda

Belhanda to EPL | Tottenham & Newcastle midfielders vs Belhanda

Montpellier has confirmed that they have received offers for known Newcastle and Tottenham target Younes Belhanda. The club have made it clear that they are not intent on keeping the Moroccan  midfielder and that they have received and accepted two concrete offers. A tweet from the official Montpellier account read "Louis Nicollin: 'we have 2 concrete offers for Y. Belhanda with whom we are in agreement, it is up to the player to choose'." Nicollin did not, however, reveal which …
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, …
Tottenham Get Their £17m Man? Paulinho highlights included

Tottenham Get Their £17m Man? Paulinho highlights included

José Paulo Bezerra Maciel Junior - or Paulinho to those who have seen the 24 year old Brazilian midfielder play, has seemingly completed his desired move to Tottenham Hotspur. With the appointment of  technical director Franco Baldini and Andre Villas-Boas pledging his future to Spurs, the transfer of Paulinho from Corinthians seems to have sped up in the last few days with both The Telegraph and the Daily Mail reporting that the Brazilian midfielder is poised to move to White …
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