The Worst Strikers In Front Of Goal 12/13 | Stats Analysis

The Worst Strikers In Front Of Goal 12/13 | Stats Analysis

While Robin Van Persie and Luis Suarez were scoring 49 Premier League goals between them last season, there were a few strikers looking on and hoping that just one of their shots hit the back of the net. We have taken an in depth look at these strikers and compared the worst strikers in front of goal from the 2012/2013 season, doing so by looking at all the strikers that have had 30 shots or more and comparing their shooting …
Who should partner Rooney for England? Carroll, Sturridge, Defoe & Welbeck compared

Who should partner Rooney for England? Carroll, Sturridge, Defoe & Welbeck compared

West Ham United 3-1 West Bromwich Albion | Tactical Analysis & Match Report

West Ham United 3-1 West Bromwich Albion | Tactical Analysis & Match Report

Both sides went into this game with their managers targeting this fixture as one that would have been high on the priority list to get 3 points in. The Baggies arrived in East London having not scored in their last two away fixtures at Stoke and Chelsea, whilst West Ham went into the game with the Gareth Bale  inspired Tottenham being the only team to win at Upton Park in 2013 so far. Kevin Nolan returned for West Ham in …
EPL Target Men Stats Compared | Dzeko, Benteke, Holt, Carroll & Lukaku

EPL Target Men Stats Compared | Dzeko, Benteke, Holt, Carroll & Lukaku

Liverpool FC: Steven Gerrard Stats, interest in Bent & must win games!

Liverpool FC: Steven Gerrard Stats, interest in Bent & must win games!

Following the Swansea game it was hard not to come away feeling it was chances missed. Most observers would look at Liverpool and point to their failure to secure an out and out striker during the transfer window as the root cause of their current mid table idling. Yes we picked up some bargain basement promising players for the future in Assaidi and Yesil. Bigger names were touted and didn't arrive. The long expected Dempsey  now seems to be gaining confidence in …
Does Andy Carroll fit the Brendan Rodgers philosophy?

Does Andy Carroll fit the Brendan Rodgers philosophy?

Since Brendan Rodgers took over at Liverpool, there's been a lot of speculation about Andy Carroll's future, with Rodgers himself saying he'd have to "look at" the possibility of loaning out the striker. Could Andy Carroll fit into the Rodgers style? Swansea's passing game last season was well documented, so that's where I started - with a comparison of passing quantity and quality for Liverpool's and Swansea's 2011/2012 line-ups. We're interested in how Carroll might fit in, when set against …
Microcosm | Liverpool 1-1 Blackburn

Microcosm | Liverpool 1-1 Blackburn

The Liverpool draw at Anfield on Boxing Day was not only a massive disappointment for the club and their supporters but also an eye-opening glimpse into the problems that Liverpool have suffered in the first half of the 2011/12 campaign.  Kenny Daglish and the LFC front office have assembled a quality side that is capable on many fronts, but they are simply not showing enough class in front of goal.  Despite the presence of Luis Suarez, 4 goals in 1100' …
Liverpool V Everton | D-Day is Derby Day

Liverpool V Everton | D-Day is Derby Day

The longest running top-flight derby resumes in the early kick-off on Saturday, with Liverpool hoping that the 216th fixture will see them take the three points on offer. Everton currently stand three points adrift of Liverpool with a game in hand, however it could be argued that they have had the slightly easier fixtures in the opening games of the season. Head to Head: The Story So Far The defensive stats show that Liverpool and Everton are fairly well matched.  …
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