Liverpool vs West Ham Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Liverpool vs West Ham Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Liverpool welcome West Ham United to Anfield on Saturday on matchday four of the Barclays Premier League. While many might be enthused by the club’s performance in the first three games, let’s admit that the results were chalked out at the mercy of the referee and linesman. On the other hand, West Ham began the new season on a high note with an emphatic win over Arsenal at Emirates. However, with losses against Leicester and Bournemouth in back-to-back home games, …
West Ham's Transfer Targets | Current Squad Stats

West Ham's Transfer Targets | Current Squad Stats

After their second season back in the Premier League, West Ham United achieved a 13th place finish, 3 places lower than last season and 6 fewer points. Sam Allardyce's teams have always been fantastic at defending, but have never played the most attractive football either, as seen at his previous jobs with Bolton, Newcastle and Blackburn. Many West Ham fans feel his time is up as manager and want somebody who can bring a more attacking game, but sustain the …
Southampton 0-0 West Ham | Tactical Analysis

Southampton 0-0 West Ham | Tactical Analysis

A  distinct lack of quality was the main feature from a scoreless draw at St Mary's stadium. Jussi Jaaskelainen was the hero of the day for West Ham but even despite that, neither team was at their best. Basic Systems [caption id="attachment_40367" align="aligncenter" width="768"] Starting shapes[/caption] Southampton started the game as favourites with the home advantage. Pochettino played a 4-4-2 formation with both Osvaldo and Lambert playing up front and Wanyama and Schneiderlin trying to control the midfield battle. The …
Wolves v Newcastle | Stat Analysis

Wolves v Newcastle | Stat Analysis

Thanks to some good fortune and backs to the wall defending, Newcastle left Molineux with three points and maintained their unbeaten record this season.  Our last away outing at Villa, we played and kept the ball better, but only left with a draw, so it was nice to see a bit of luck on our side for once. Demba Ba opened the scoring on the 17th minute, after nodding in a near post corner from Yohan Cabaye and as the chant …
Jarvis or Etherington for England?

Jarvis or Etherington for England?

Last season saw Matty Jarvis become Wolves' first England player since Steve Bull back in 1990. For many of us Wolves fans, it was a proud moment for our player to showcase his skills and abilities to the nation. We all know how good Jarvo has been over the last 4 years, with his  blistering pace and sublime skill to out-do even some of the most experienced full-backs in the league. However, thirty miles up the M6 in the nearby Potteries, there …