Promoted to the Premier League. Job done? | Stats Analysis

Promoted to the Premier League. Job done? | Stats Analysis

"We are Premier League, we are Premier League" Being a Hull City fan, I heard this a lot over the weekend.  A lot!  And I loved every single chant of it. The incredible roller coaster ride that was the final day of the Championship season has been very well covered (Amber Nectar and From Boothferry to Wembley are two of my personal favourites), but now Cardiff City and Hull City have reached the Holy Grail and can start planning for a successful …
Relegated from the Premier League. So What Happens Next? Stats Analysis

Relegated from the Premier League. So What Happens Next? Stats Analysis

It is a sight no football fan wants to see.  The dreaded 'R' next to your club in the league table. It is incredibly difficult for fans to prepare themselves for the emotions that they go through when relegation from the Premier League is sealed.  Anger, frustration and even relief are just some of the feelings that they'll succumb to.  Pragmatists will say c'est la vie, others will feel like it's the end of the world. But is it?  Your …
EPL Index Tactics Board Update - Eraser tool & Add Manual Player added

EPL Index Tactics Board Update - Eraser tool & Add Manual Player added

Last week we launched our brand new FREE tool called the EPL Index Tactics Board - full details here: EPL Index Tactics Board Launched. It allows you to predicted teams or to showcase your tactics for the teams you support in the Premier League. The squads available are from 2008/09 and it's very simple and easy to select your players. [box_light]NOTE: The EPL Index Tactics Board is best used in modern browsers such as Chrome, Firefox and Safari. It is incompatible …
The EPLIndex Tactics Board: Draw your own tactics - squads since 08/09!

The EPLIndex Tactics Board: Draw your own tactics - squads since 08/09!

The team at EPLIndex.com are proud to bring a brand new feature on the website: The Tactics Board. A totally FREE feature for all bloggers or tacticians that wish to share their tactics with an easy to use tactics board. The tactics board uses drag and drop functionality making it very easy to place players anywhere on the pitch. Here are a few of the features from the EPL Index Tactics Board followed by some screenshots of the web application. …
Premier League Top Players So Far | Goals, Creativity & Final 3rd Passes

Premier League Top Players So Far | Goals, Creativity & Final 3rd Passes

We're almost a third of the way through this season and Manchester City find themselves on top for the first time this season. The worrying thing for everyone else is that they haven't even looked at their best. Manchester United haven't drawn a game yet and are going on excellent win streaks only to lost the odd game here or there and Chelsea have found their first bad patch under Roberto Di Matteo. This article will focus on which players …
Players of the Week | Man of the Match picks from last week

Players of the Week | Man of the Match picks from last week

It's late this week but might turn out to be a good preview for this weekend's matches! To navigate through each game please use the navigation quick links at the bottom of this page or the page numbers at the bottom! Thanks for reading my players of the week where I pick a Man of the Match from each game! West Ham 0 – 0 Man City The Hammers shut up shop and continued their fine home form by stifling …
An analysis of every Premier League goal and assist of 2011/12 | Tactics

An analysis of every Premier League goal and assist of 2011/12 | Tactics

The following analysis is simply to illustrate exactly where goals were scored from on the pitch and where each and every assist came from during the 2011/12 English Premier League season. The conclusions that can be drawn from the following are useful during the decision making stages of tactical strategies. How compact should a defence be? How deep should a team 'park the bus'? How should a team treat spaces in and around the box? .... There is a consistency …
The Importance of Set Pieces | Stats Analysis

The Importance of Set Pieces | Stats Analysis

From crosses to counter attacks to set piece plays, there are countless ways for teams to score goals. But what could be a more direct and obvious way to score than from a dead ball situation? In this article, I would like to explore the significance of set piece plays from teams last season. How important were set piece plays in contributing to their goal tally and eventually, their standings in the league table? To start off, let us have …
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