EPL in Brazil Part 2: Spain | Silva, Mata, De Gea, Torres Stats

EPL in Brazil Part 2: Spain | Silva, Mata, De Gea, Torres Stats

After looking at the England WC squad in Part 1 of the series, we move on to one of the hot favorites (besides Brazil) to win the tournament – Spain. La Roja will be looking to win an unprecedented fourth major tournament on the trot, and here we look at the Premier League contingent making the trip to Brazil with them. Del Bosque calls on the two Davids from Manchester It is a testament to the strength of Spain’s goalkeeping …
Goalkeeper Stats Comparison | De Gea, Mignolet, Szczesny So Far

Goalkeeper Stats Comparison | De Gea, Mignolet, Szczesny So Far

Football, this beautiful game, has always been about scoring goals, goals galore. The game revolves around putting the ball in the back of the net. Be it the unmissable sitters, heartbreaking and unforgettable last minute winners, the netbusters or sometimes dubious own goals. It is the goals that have always mattered in the end and beyond, goals that footballers are remembered for. Having said that, the less remembered and arguably the least glamorous footballers in terms of what they do, …
Dave Saves | The Rise and Rise of David De Gea | 11-12 and 12-13 Stats

Dave Saves | The Rise and Rise of David De Gea | 11-12 and 12-13 Stats

When Manchester United missed out on a goalkeeper of Manuel Neuer's calibre to replace the flying Dutchman Van Der Saar only to sign this lean, cat-like-reflexive Spaniard back in 2011, not many supporters welcomed that move, so much so for a record fee of around £17.8 million (British record for a goalkeeper). Now, Manchester United's Spanish shot-stopper David De Gea is set to sign a new deal that would enable him to stay at the club until 2018 while the …
Manchester United vs Chelsea | Bitter Rivalry - Match Preview

Manchester United vs Chelsea | Bitter Rivalry - Match Preview

Manchester United vs Manchester City | Match Preview & Predicted Line-ups

Manchester United vs Manchester City | Match Preview & Predicted Line-ups

Manchester United head into the first Manchester derby of 2013 in a position they could have only dreamed of at the start of the campaign, following Manchester City's inability to replicate their fantastic form and free flowing football of their title winning campaign last year, the red side of Manchester find themselves fifteen points ahead of Mancini's men with only eight games left to play. When the sides first met at Eastlands in December, Manchester City were still unbeaten in the League …
De Gea content at Manchester despite transfer rumours

De Gea content at Manchester despite transfer rumours

The first choice Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has, according to Sky Sports,  debunked rumours of a move back to his homeland of Spain to play in the La Liga. The Spanish goalkeeper was aptly named the man-of-the-match for the UEFA Champions League tie between Real Madrid and Manchester United, which ended in a 1-1 draw. De Gea produced some amazing saves one of them from the two shots taken by the Portuguese fullback Fabio Contreao that included a scissor kick …
David de Gea – Future United Legend | Statistically compared to rivals

David de Gea – Future United Legend | Statistically compared to rivals

Signed for a British record fee for a goalkeeper at around £17 million, David de Gea joined Manchester United last season with an enviable reputation. He helped Athletico Madrid win both the UEFA Europa League 2009-2010 and the UEFA Super Cup in 2010 and before that, won Spain's U17 2007 European Championship and finished second at the subsequent 2007 World Cup. He also played in the Spain U21 team that won the 2011 European Championship and is currently captain of …
Robinson | EPL ‘keeper comparisons

Robinson | EPL ‘keeper comparisons

Blackburn Rovers have conceded in 28 consecutive competitive matches despite the best efforts of regular goalkeeper, Paul Robinson, and his understudy, Mark Bunn. While injuries to key personnel in the Rovers defence have contributed to this ill-fated run, are Rovers’ goalkeepers equally culpable? [caption id="attachment_8273" align="aligncenter" width="568" caption="Rovers’ defensive displays have rarely been cause for celebration in recent months"][/caption] After 20 league games, Blackburn Rovers and Norwich City hold the unenviable record of being the only sides yet to keep …
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