Who triumphed in the transfer window? Spurs, Liverpool or Chelsea?

Who triumphed in the transfer window? Spurs, Liverpool or Chelsea?

As Jim White and Bryan Swanson are locked away until another transfer window in January, we can finally now sit back and look at who has triumphed in this Summer's transfer window. Since the window officially closed on Monday, deadline day didn't provide as much drama as some previous, but there were some tactical acquisitions from numerous clubs, as I also look at those who benefited the most since it's opening in July. Tottenham Hotspur Big spenders Spurs were the …
Scotland 0 Belgium 2 Tactical Analysis | De Bruyne, Fellaini, Chadli & Benteke feature

Scotland 0 Belgium 2 Tactical Analysis | De Bruyne, Fellaini, Chadli & Benteke feature

At the end of a sodden night at Hampden Park, one thing was made abundantly clear: this current crop of Belgian players can go very far indeed. All but qualified for the upcoming World Cup finals in 2014, the Red Devils swept away Scotland with a comfortable 2-0 victory, despite missing captain Vincent Kompany and prize asset Eden Hazard through injury. Their absences were not missed too much, as Nicolas Lombaerts and Nacer Chadli proved themselves to be more than …
Manchester United's Ed Not-So-Convincing Woodward

Manchester United's Ed Not-So-Convincing Woodward

The summer began with the names of Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, Fabregas, Thiago Alcantara and Luka Modric ricocheting around the walls of Old Trafford. The hyped window came to an unsatisfactory and ordinary end (to many), adding one robust Belgian to our ranks. The familiar Belgian with a weird hairdo. Marouane Fellaini for a fee of 27.5m, 4m of which Fellaini had to part with apparently. So, Ed Woodward. The man behind all the transfer activity for this season and …
Would The Sale of Marouane Fellaini Be a Bad Thing for Everton?

Would The Sale of Marouane Fellaini Be a Bad Thing for Everton?

It was the proverbial transfer deadline day of the 2008/09 Premier League season when many Everton fans rose from disappointment the night before to confusion and excitement the next morning. One of the most prominent tags that comes with the football club is the "lack of resources" or the "tight budget constraints" that managers have to work under with the Toffees, thus when fans woke up to hear that a certain Marouane Fellaini, a man unknown to most of the …
Roberto Martinez & Everton (vs. Norwich) | Tactical Analysis

Roberto Martinez & Everton (vs. Norwich) | Tactical Analysis

Roberto Martinez’s Everton debut in the Premier League saw Marouane Fellaini take centre stage as he was often the trigger for Everton’s change of tempo, either through Fellaini himself dictating the tempo by keeping in line with the play with his lung-bursting running around the pitch or through the Belgian giant’s advanced positioning that would lead to a “fast-transitional” pass (not seen by Martinez as a long ball) being played into Fellaini that would come under his control regardless of …
Reported Arsenal Target Marouane Fellaini | Compared to Alex Song (11-12)

Reported Arsenal Target Marouane Fellaini | Compared to Alex Song (11-12)

Belgian's Taking over the EPL | Hazard, Dembele, Fellaini, Benteke et al Stats

Belgian's Taking over the EPL | Hazard, Dembele, Fellaini, Benteke et al Stats

The Belgians are coming, you have been warned. If we didn’t already know about the remarkable number of talented players coming out of Belgium in recent years we do now. Many people have already earmarked them as dark horses for next year’s World Cup with a view to them becoming genuine contenders for the European Championships in 2016. The majority of Belgium’s golden generation are currently plying their trade in the Premier League and there might be more on the …
Goal Involvement | Which of the Top Goal Scorers are involved in most goals?

Goal Involvement | Which of the Top Goal Scorers are involved in most goals?

There have been some interesting statistics on Twitter of late about "Goals Involved" in. This is when you combine the goals and assists of a player and create a percentage over the team's total goals. It's an interesting statistic that can show a variety of attributes for teams and players. Firstly it can show how depended upon a player is by his team. The higher the goal involvement percentage the more the team has relied on the said player. It …
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