Aston Villa vs Newcastle United Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Odds

Aston Villa vs Newcastle United Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Odds

This fixture will forever leave a sour taste in the mouth for all Newcastle fans after the 2008/9 campaign. The Magpies lost at Villa Park 1-0 on the final day of the season thanks to a Damien Duff own goal, and this led to relegation. On that day a rivalry between the two sides was born as the home fans laughed and cheered at the fact that Newcastle would be playing in the second tier in the following season. Since …
Newcastle United v Fulham Preview | Odds, Stats & Team News

Newcastle United v Fulham Preview | Odds, Stats & Team News

Martin Jol’s Fulham side travel to St James' Park to face a Newcastle United side who haven’t scored in the Premier League in 325 minutes, and haven’t scored at home in 450 minutes of football. While the Newcastle United side hit 16 shots at goal on Saturday against West Ham United, none of them hit the target, a startling statistic that shows Pardew’s side need to be more clinical in front of goal.   Fulham, on the other hand, have …
Ben Arfa Boost For Newcastle | Creativity Stats

Ben Arfa Boost For Newcastle | Creativity Stats

[caption id="attachment_13689" align="alignright" width="180"] Ben Arfa will be key in Newcastle's attempt to climb up the table.[/caption] Newcastle have welcomed Hatem Ben Arfa back to full training after more than two months on the sidelines, Alan Pardew has confirmed. Newcastle have struggled with injuries this season but the return of Ben Arfa means Pardew now has the luxury of naming a full strength side. Pardew told Sky Sports: "We are looking well and Hatem Ben Arfa has come back. I am sure our fans …
Everton 2 Newcastle United 2 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

Everton 2 Newcastle United 2 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

This was the cliched game of two halves, with Alan Pardew's drastic reaction to a dreadful first half allowing Newcastle to improve massively. It took a root-and-branch shift in how his team were approaching the game to change the course of a match which had been very one-sided in the first half, but the Magpies' coach was rewarded for his bravery. This match clearly illustrated that substitutions can change the shape of a game. With injuries hampering his plans, Pardew …
Everton v Newcastle: Fellaini Needed in Midfield | Stats Preview

Everton v Newcastle: Fellaini Needed in Midfield | Stats Preview

Everton welcome Newcastle to Goodison Park as they look to bounce back from the dismal West Brom showing. Alan Pardew's Newcastle side are trying to contend with a raft of injuries following their home draw with Aston Villa. Goodison is a fortress with Everton winning 12 of their last 15 at home. In those 15 matches, Everton have scored 31 and conceded just five in the process. Everton's last nine home league games have returned eight wins and seven clean …
Who is the most influential player from the Top 8? | Statistical Comparison

Who is the most influential player from the Top 8? | Statistical Comparison

Last season's top 8 clubs in the Premier League was some what predictable, in what order they finished in was a surprise to many, but which players at those clubs were the most influential at that club, I take a look at their stats here. The top 8 clubs, United, City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, Newcastle, Liverpool & Everton, all had at least one top quality striker, Arsenal has Robin van Persie (left) and were all able to score at consistent …
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