Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Hull City | Stats & Tactical Analysis

Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Hull City | Stats & Tactical Analysis

Sunday evening saw Tottenham Hotspur come up against a spirited Hull City side at Home in a tightly fought encounter. AVB’s men faced their biggest nemesis in the extremely low block defence and if it were not for a very dubious penalty decision Steve Bruce’s lads would have been going home happy with a well-deserved point.  Skipper Curtis Davies was in inspired form at the heart of the visitors’ 5-man defence winning 100% of his tackles (2) and made at …
Player Performance Analysis | Gareth Barry Vs Hull City

Player Performance Analysis | Gareth Barry Vs Hull City

Doing the bulk of the unsung work in front of the Everton back four, as others grab the headlines, Gareth Barry usually slips under the proverbial radar. This was not the case against Hull on Saturday, however, as Barry found himself at the centre of a number of potentially game-changing incidents. Danny Graham and Sone Aluko found themselves on the floor after Barry intervened, although neither tackle warranted the intense scrutiny demanded by Steve Bruce. Barry also played a telling …
EPL Manager Index Week 7 | Pochettino goes top, Wenger 2nd & Mourinho 3rd

EPL Manager Index Week 7 | Pochettino goes top, Wenger 2nd & Mourinho 3rd

[sws_blue_box box_size="575"] Editors Note: You may want to read the first ever EPL Manager Index article to be able to understand how the author is scoring each manager on a weekly basis: EPL Manager Index Introduction [/sws_blue_box] I think the Premier League managers are getting into this now..... Week 7 of the EPL Manager Impact Index delivered 265 points worth of manager impacts, the second highest so far (and that's with a manager short, although the next MII will include Gus …
Manchester City 2-0 Hull City | Tactical Analysis

Manchester City 2-0 Hull City | Tactical Analysis

Man City started the game with a 4-4-2 variant. Lescott moved to right sided centre back, despite being left footed, with Garcia making way for Nastasic. Kolarov played at left back in place of Gael Clichy. Other that it was the same line up as against Cardiff. Hull meanwhile started in a 4-4-1-1/4-2-3-1 system that changed to 4-4-2 in defence. There was one change from their game against Norwich, with Danny Graham coming in for the suspended Sagbo. The pattern …
Chelsea 2 Hull City 0 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

Chelsea 2 Hull City 0 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

The second era of Jose Mourinho began today, and predictably, all of the media glow was focused on Mourinho, and in typical Mourinho fashion, he basked in it, radiating as he took his familiar place in the home dugout. The visitors were newly promoted side Hull City, and ironically enough won their place in the Premier League with an oddly Mourinho-esque style of results, usually with a goal separating the sides they faced, often winning 1-0 or 2-1. Teams Chelsea …
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