Can the Real Leicester City Please Stand Up?

Can the Real Leicester City Please Stand Up?

Leicester City started the season in sensational form. Their win against Aston Villa on December 8th was their eight in a row and gave them 38 points through 16 matches. They've leveled off since, registering 16 points in next 14 matches. So who are the real Leicester City? Astute observers may have seen that Leicester were significantly overperforming on their underlying numbers during those first 16 games. So, is this just standard regression to the mean, or have Leicester been …
Daniel Sturridge - The Nearly Man at the Nearly Club

Daniel Sturridge - The Nearly Man at the Nearly Club

There was once a player named Daniel Sturridge. Three years ago, he was one half of an SAS strike force with Luis Suarez at Liverpool FC. The British Special Forces reference, coined by the British media during the 2013-14 season, was well earned. Suarez and Sturridge terrorized countless defenses, successfully bombarding opposition goalmouths time and again that season. The team scored more than a 100 goals in the league, and he ended a bitter sweet season as a runner up, …
Football stars who support Liverpool: A story of what could've been...

Football stars who support Liverpool: A story of what could've been...

Many of today's mega footballers still have a soft spot for their favourite childhood clubs. It is not surprising to see so many still speaking of their dream or lost opportunities to play for Liverpool Football Club.  We take a look at some of the players who could've had their names sung by the Kop, but due to destiny unwritten, could not play for Liverpool. It'll also give you some sort of idea how small a budget Liverpool have to …
Liverpool Vs West Ham United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool Vs West Ham United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

What a difference one year, a full pre-season, and some good signings make! This forthcoming game week in the Premier League will end with Liverpool hosting West Ham. Last season, at the end of 14 game weeks, these two sides were separated by a single point and two league positions. West Ham were having a wonderful season, raining on oppositions’ parades especially in big away games. At the same time, Liverpool were adjusting to life under a charismatic and more …
Liverpool 2016-17 Season Preview

Liverpool 2016-17 Season Preview

Liverpool begin the Premier League season with a lot of hope pinned on the team. No European distractions means the side is expected to finish in the top 4 with many even expecting the side to make a title challenge. It is a recurring pattern as a Liverpool fan - a season outside the Champions League but plenty of optimism for the next season. This year, however, the presence of a top class manager in Jurgen Klopp means there is …
The evolving expectations of modern midfielders

The evolving expectations of modern midfielders

The modern game has changed the way football is played and although simplicity is still the most effective form of strategy, creativity and flair is encouraged. More and more teams are demonstrating new styles of football and as a result, the roles of the players have adapted in recent times. The team isn't split into defence, midfield and attack but there are elements of each role within another. The traditional 4-4-2 is still used but there's now a common need …
Players missing from the Premier League 2016-17 season

Players missing from the Premier League 2016-17 season

The summer transfer window is always an exciting time for managers and fans who welcome new players to the club ahead of the new season. However, there are also a few farewells and here are just a few players we've been accustomed to watching in the Premier League who’ll be gone for the upcoming 2016-17 season. Some were great, some were good and others were awful but nonetheless, they will be missed! Kolo Toure The former Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester …
A Stats Analysis of Swansea City’s Tactics Under Rodgers and Laudrup

A Stats Analysis of Swansea City’s Tactics Under Rodgers and Laudrup

The following article is an analysis of Swansea City’s three seasons in the Premiership and is a comparison of Brendan Rodger’s and Michael Laudrup’s styles of play and what we can expect to see from Garry Monk if he is appointed manager at the end of the season. As there are 8 games left to play, the statistics of this season are incomplete, therefore take care when making direct comparisons with this season, but on the whole you can see …
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