Liverpool Lack Chemistry

Liverpool Lack Chemistry

Harry Redknapp was very fond of saying "Football is a simple game" when he initially took over from Juande Ramos and when he reflected on Andrea Villas Boas's reign. Player chemistry on the pitch is key to any successful team, go back through the ages and any successful team has partnerships on the pitch in various positions. The partnership that is taking the Premier League by storm is the Riyad Mahrez, Jamie Vardy partnership. Each knows what the others thoughts …
The Soul of a Football Club

The Soul of a Football Club

Watching the class of 92 documentary it was interesting listening to the views of long standing Salford City fans. A number of them interviewed said they were unhappy with the ex-Man Utd players takeover "as it will never be the same." Equally numerous QPR fans say they preferred QPR when the Chrysalis' records founder Chris Wright owned QPR (96-2001) over Briartore / Ecclestone / Fernandes / Bhattia / Mittal, the recent owners over the last 5 years. Mercenary footballers are not …
Relegation Battle Heats Up - QPR 2-0 Burnley

Relegation Battle Heats Up - QPR 2-0 Burnley

The 2014/15 relegation battle took another twist on Saturday as two relegation favourites went head-to-head in a must-win match for both teams. Star men Danny Ings and Charlie Austin both made their professional debut on 6th October 2009 and find themselves as their respective team's top goal scorer in the Premier League 5 years on, as the Clarets travelled to Loftus Road. Both were looking to find the vital goals that would lift their team out of the relegation zone …
Southampton vs QPR Preview | Key Men, Team News & Stats

Southampton vs QPR Preview | Key Men, Team News & Stats

It's fair to suggest that as Ronald Koeman presided over an ever-growing exodus from St. Mary's that the newspaper hacks were already sharpening their pencils and the bookies shortening the odds on an early managerial departure. However this ex son of Barcelona is made of sterner stuff and with only five games gone, Koeman has transformed the mood down on the south coast. So much so that his Southampton side are already outpassing, outscoring and out-tackling the Mauricio Pochettino vintage …
Queens Park Rangers vs Stoke City Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

Queens Park Rangers vs Stoke City Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

On September 20th, Stoke City will travel to Loftus Road to take on Queens Park Rangers.  Neither one of these teams have started the season well.  QPR have only three points from the first four matches and have only scored one goal all season. Stoke are expected to be around the top half of the table, but have started with only four points from four matches.  After having a great first season with the club and a good summer, Mark …
Still Plenty of Hope for Queens Park Rangers

Still Plenty of Hope for Queens Park Rangers

Despite it still being early days in the new Premier League season, you could be forgiven for thinking Queens Park Rangers are a near certainty to be playing Championship football next term, as they hover dangerously above the drop zone with the worst goal difference in the league, minus 8 after only 4 games. They are a favourite with the bookies to take the plunge. It is clear they have serious problems to address, yet despite all of their issues, …
Queens Park Rangers' Squad: Then (2012/13) and Now

Queens Park Rangers' Squad: Then (2012/13) and Now

Queens Park Rangers achieved immediate promotion to the Premier League beating Derby County in the play-off's last season having been relegated in 2012/13. Their journey from that ill-fated relegation campaign ending in their return to the Premier League reveals the many horrendous blunders that they committed before eventually rectifying those mistakes as they enter the new season with a new formation and some young and talented players along with an experienced old guard. Having survived the 2011/12 season by the …
Spurs Info-Graphics | Goals Conceded under Redknapp & AVB Comparison

Spurs Info-Graphics | Goals Conceded under Redknapp & AVB Comparison

In an earlier article we looked at whether Tottenham had improved under Andre Villas-Boas compared to the 2011/2012 season and discovered that although Tottenham had let the opposition have fewer shots on target they had conceded 0.13 more goals per game. We take a more detailed look into Tottenham's defensive performances by looking where on the pitch Tottenham conceded their goals in the last two seasons as well as where on the pitch the opposition had the most shots on target. …
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