Norwich 1 Manchester United 0 | Match & Stats Report

Norwich 1 Manchester United 0 | Match & Stats Report

Manchester United were predictably leaky at the back at Carrow Road, but surprisingly had little in response after going one goal down against an attacking Norwich side. Norwich continued to gain strength as their familiarity with Chris Hughton’s system increases. The Canaries have gone 5 matches without losing or conceding more than one goal. The match mirrored United’s win against Villa last weekend. The major difference was the lack of an impact substitute. Javier Hernandez started the match rather than …
Norwich City 2012-13 | Season Preview: Possession style football?

Norwich City 2012-13 | Season Preview: Possession style football?

Norwich City surprised many people last season by finishing in 12th position. Even the most optimistic fans wouldn't have expected that. However, life wasn't all rosy at Carrow Road after the season ended. Paul Lambert left for Aston Villa and Grant Holt handed in a transfer request. Two of the clubs' biggest assets rocked a boat that looked for all the world like it might start sinking. Fortunately, the doom and gloom lifted when Chris Hughton joined from Birmingham. Soon …
The Ups and Downs of Newcastle United

The Ups and Downs of Newcastle United

It is fair to say that Newcastle United have had their fair share of ups and downs over the years, from winning promotion to the Premier League in the 1992/1993 season to losing 2-1 to Scunthorpe in the Championship and everything in-between. Kevin Keegan got Newcastle promoted to the Premier League in 1993, one season after saving them from relegation from Division 2 on the final day of the 1991/1992 season and this where we begin. In Newcastle’s first season …
Points & Goals analysis | Does Sacking Your Manager Improve Results?

Points & Goals analysis | Does Sacking Your Manager Improve Results?

It is a common belief with Premier League owners that sacking your manager will improve their clubs results, but is this really that case? We look at whether teams sacking their manager has a short-term or a long-term impact on their side and whether it was better off sticking with the manager they had in the first place. We have looked at all the managers that have been sacked by Premier League clubs in the 2010/2011 and 2011/2012 seasons. Short …
Pardew v Hughton | A tale of two halves of a season

Pardew v Hughton | A tale of two halves of a season

It’s been literally a tale of two half seasons for Newcastle’s return to the Premier League, as the first half of the season was steered by Chris Hughton, helped along with the presence and goals of Andy Carroll and a very brief appearance from Hatem Ben Arfa. In December, Hughton was, judged by many, to be unfairly sacked and Alan Pardew was brought in three days after his departure.  He only had Andy Carroll’s services for three games before he …
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