How Does Your Team Compare To Last Season Part 3 | Opta Stats Comparison

How Does Your Team Compare To Last Season Part 3 | Opta Stats Comparison

This Opta Stats comparison looks at how well the teams at the bottom of the table have compared to last season. It includes Aston Villa, Wigan, Bolton,Blackburn and Wolves. Aston Villa Aston Villa have conceded 0.16 fewer goals this season and kept 2 more clean sheets. They have also improved their crossing accuracy by 2% but their passing accuracy is 1.28% worse off than last season. It has also taken Aston Villa an extra 0.68 minutes to create a chance …
Norwich City | Mid Season comparison to rivals

Norwich City | Mid Season comparison to rivals

Whenever I discuss Norwich City's current league position I can guarantee someone will remark "ah, but remember Blackpool last season?"  By coincidence Blackpool also played West Brom away this weekend in the 2010-2011 season but came away 3-2 losers whereas Norwich City this weekend came away with an excellent 2-1 win.   We are only just over half way through the season and we have a very long way to go yet.  Comparing us with Blackpool last season after 21 …
Possession no longer 9/10ths of law | Kean

Possession no longer 9/10ths of law | Kean

[caption id="attachment_2119" align="aligncenter" width="460" caption="Steve Kean: Masterminding Blackburn’s Survival"][/caption] When Blackburn Rovers made Sam Allardyce the second managerial casualty of the Premier League season last December more than a few eyebrows were raised. These turned into looks of bemusement as, less than a month after taking ownership of the club, the Venky’s chairman Anuradha Desai spoke of their aspirations for “Blackburn to be fourth or fifth in the league or even better.” The timing of the comments in the wake …
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