Newcastle United Vs West Ham United Preview | Stats, Odds & Key Men

Newcastle United Vs West Ham United Preview | Stats, Odds & Key Men

Newcastle United were given a baptism of fire in their opening fixture of the new 2013/14 Barclays Premier League season, as the Magpies were thrashed 4-0 away at Manchester City on Monday night and will be looking to bounce back against West Ham United on Saturday at 3.00pm. New Manchester United manager, David Moyes once admitted that playing against Manchester City was like “going into a gun fight with a knife” and it certainly felt like that for Newcastle against …
EPL Preview: The La Liga Influx - Navas, Soldado, Aspas & Medel et al

EPL Preview: The La Liga Influx - Navas, Soldado, Aspas & Medel et al

The current financial mess that clubs in La Liga find themselves in means there is little transfer spending in evidence in the domestic game. Aside from Barcelona and Real Madrid, only Villarreal, Granada, Valladolid and Elche have a net spend in transfer dealings. Cumulatively, the four clubs have a net spend of approximately £12m, enough to buy you half of Roberto Soldado. Spanish clubs have had to improve their scouting network and youth development to secure players for their squads. …
West Ham United v Cardiff City Preview | Match Odds & History

West Ham United v Cardiff City Preview | Match Odds & History

West Ham United welcome Premier League new-boys Cardiff City for their first ever Premier League game, with both sides looking to implement new signings into their squad. While Sam Allardyce and the Hammers are aspiring for a top half finish, Malky Mackay and his team are simply aspiring to stay up. Both sides have spent big in the summer, notably the Hammers with their £15m signature for Andy Carroll. They have also secured Razvan Rat and goalkeeper Adrian on free …
Stewart Downing - An Upgrade for West Ham? | Stats Compared to Jarvis et al

Stewart Downing - An Upgrade for West Ham? | Stats Compared to Jarvis et al

With Downing due at Holly House this afternoon to complete his medical before joining West Ham United, we wanted to have a look at exactly what Downing would bring to a squad which, at times last year and especially in away games, struggled to create chances and ultimately struggled to score goals. In 2013/14, the wide forward positions were filled by West Ham's then record signing Matt Jarvis, Ricardo Vaz Te and Joe Cole. Below we've focused on the defensive …
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 …
Allardyce Interested In Kalou | What Could He Bring To The Hammers?

Allardyce Interested In Kalou | What Could He Bring To The Hammers?

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is reportedly interested in former Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou.  Kalou left Chelsea last year to go to the French club Lille and had quite a good season with "Les Dogues," racking up 16 goals in all competitions, making him their leading goal scorer. West Ham made their return to the Premier League last year, after a brief one year absence, and were relatively successful finishing 10th with 46 points. They finished the season strong, only …
EPL Bargains of The Season 12/13 | Michu, Benteke, Coutinho & Diame

EPL Bargains of The Season 12/13 | Michu, Benteke, Coutinho & Diame

News spread yesterday that uber talented Wilifred Bony signed for Swansea for £12 million in a move that could well prove to be the signing of the summer, the Ivorian having scored 36 goals in 36 matches for Dutch side Vitesse. With the summer transfer window hotting up, I can’t help but reflect on some of the most brilliant, and often surprising, bargains of the 2012/13 windows. If we talk about whether a player is a bargain then we are …
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