Liverpool dominate & frustrate | EPL Striker Stats Comparison

Liverpool dominate & frustrate | EPL Striker Stats Comparison

"You drive for show but you putt for dough." [caption id="attachment_5505" align="alignleft" width="211" caption="Filling the Breach: Kelly, Spearing & Carragher"][/caption] The quote, above, is by South African golfer Bobby Locke. You can bask in all the applause for a 300 yard drive off the tee, but there'll be no one clapping when you miss from 2 feet. But how it applies to Liverpool so often this season in the Premier League. Most Liverpool fans will have said at least once …
Back to Basics | Bale on Left, Modric in Middle | Opta Stats

Back to Basics | Bale on Left, Modric in Middle | Opta Stats

Football should be a simple game. Play your best players in their best positions and you will be in with a chance. To that end, it is frustrating to see Harry Redknapp keep playing players out of position. After the first two games of the season, Tottenham went on a long unbeaten run playing some of the best football in the league. This was achieved by playing a system that worked, with Bale providing width on the left, Lennon on …
Upgrade complete .. Crouch to Adebayor!

Upgrade complete .. Crouch to Adebayor!

Crouch v Adebayor .. An upgrade making a difference Although ‘only’ 30, I am old to enough to remember when we didn't all walk around with mobile phones that were not smart, and small, and able to do just about anything. I remember distinctly my 18th birthday .. I went out and got the latest mobile phone. It had no colour and a single line as the ‘screen’. It worked, it was functional. Now, I upgrade every 18-24 months and you …
Spurs, the story so far

Spurs, the story so far

After the first four league matches of the season, there is enough evidence to start judging Tottenham’s progress from last season. Spurs had 5 points after four games last season. After a tougher start this season they have 6. They had both scored and conceded 3 goals; those figures stand at 7 and 8 respectively. Spurs were blown away in the first two games this season and stopped the rot with improved performances at Molineux and against Liverpool. They have …
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