Daley Blind: Statistical Analysis Of The Manchester United New Boy

Daley Blind: Statistical Analysis Of The Manchester United New Boy

Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward                                                                                                                                 -Victor Kiam Retrospectively, these words are the best match to former Ajax “Golden Boy” Daley Blind. Son of Ajax legend and Champions League winning Captain Danny Blind, Daley carried a burden of expectations from a very early age. A product of the famed Ajax academy, he rose through the ranks of the club and established himself as one of the mainstays of the Ajax juniors side during the …
Fringe Players at Manchester United | Keep or Sell? Part 1

Fringe Players at Manchester United | Keep or Sell? Part 1

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal will have to make a quick assessment on whether the so-called fringe players in Tom Cleverley, Javier Hernández, Shinji Kagawa, Darren Fletcher, Luis Nani and Ashley Young should be offered contract extensions, with all of them waiting anxiously to discover their futures as the new manager arrives in Manchester on Wednesday. All have two years left on their current contracts apart from Cleverley and Fletcher whose terms expire next summer, while Nani penned a new …
Welcome back Darren Fletcher | A look at his stats from 2009-11

Welcome back Darren Fletcher | A look at his stats from 2009-11

Good things come to those who wait. Darren Fletcher's return to first-team football in the English top flight could not have come at a better time, a pivotal moment in his career and could well be the turning point this season. Having diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in December 2011, Fletcher had to take an extended break from football to carry on with his recovery process. He made a short comeback in 2012, played his last game on the boxing day …
Aston Villa Vs Sunderland Preview | Team News, Line-Ups and Key Men

Aston Villa Vs Sunderland Preview | Team News, Line-Ups and Key Men

Sunderland travel to Villa Park on Saturday sitting in bottom place in the Premier League but with six points separating 13th and 20th in the table, Sunderland will want to stay in touching distance with the teams around them, and give themselves the best chance of survival. Positive results in games like these will prove crucial come the end of the season. Aston Villa will hope to improve their home record with only six points won during six home games so far …
Premier League's Top Goal Scorers | Shots Per Goal Stats Analysis

Premier League's Top Goal Scorers | Shots Per Goal Stats Analysis

Our first look at shots per goal came back in December where Theo Walcott and Javier Hernandez were the most efficient players requiring the least amount of shots to score a goal whilst Adam Le Fondre was at bottom of that list. Have things changed? All of the stats are below and we've used only players that have scored 6 or more goals in the Premier League. Also note we've mentioned goal scorers - not strikers - which means it could …
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 …
Poachers | TOP Premier League Finishers | Stats Analysis

Poachers | TOP Premier League Finishers | Stats Analysis

Goal scoring is a skill. Players who can create something from nothing, providing a timely tally for their side, are frequently the difference between one and three points. Players like Robin van Persie -- 92 chances created in 2011-12 season -- can provide a spark with the ball at their feet and a lethal final touch. However, there is another class of striker that always seem to appear at the right place, at the right time: poachers.  We've gone back …
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