Who is the best English Right-Back? Johnson V Clyne V Chambers V Ward

Who is the best English Right-Back? Johnson V Clyne V Chambers V Ward

After Roy Hodgson’s England squad announcement a few weeks ago, there were no real surprises in the inclusions. However, some England fans felt that we look particularly weak in the right-back area, with Glen Johnson as the only natural right-back selected. Manchester United’s Phil Jones and Chris Smalling can also play there, but are more natural centre-backs, and for the good of their ability and future, should only be played in centre-back, so for this reason I have omitted them …
Newcastle vs Sunderland Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Newcastle vs Sunderland Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Newcastle United welcome rivals Sunderland to St James' Park on Saturday lunchtime, but will be missing their best players so far this season - as Yohan Cabaye made his £19m move to PSG on Wednesday, and Loic Remy is suspended after his altercation with Bradley Johnson; Luuk De Jong has been brought in on loan for the rest of the season from Borussia Monchengladbach. Team News According to Physioroom.com, Yoan Gouffran, Gabriel Obertan and Papiss Cisse took knocks against but …
Sunderland Vs Arsenal | Pre-match 13/14 Player Performance Comparisons

Sunderland Vs Arsenal | Pre-match 13/14 Player Performance Comparisons

Arsenal's victory over local rivals Tottenham Hotspurs was followed by the acquisition of the German playmaker Mesut Özil for a club-record fee of 42.5 million pounds. Sunderland's last game ended in a resounding 3-1 defeat away from home against the newly promoted Crystal Palace. After the international break, the Premier League resumes this weekend with some very important fixtures. Lingering at 19th in the league table with a solitary point, Sunderland prepare to host Arsenal, who on the back of …
 Who's the Right fullback? Glen Johnson Vs Kyle Walker Stats Comparison

Who's the Right fullback? Glen Johnson Vs Kyle Walker Stats Comparison

Norwich's Ex-Leeds United Midfield Dominate QPR | Opta Stats

Norwich's Ex-Leeds United Midfield Dominate QPR | Opta Stats

 This was a game that neither team could lose given both Norwich's 5-0 drumming at Fulham and QPR's perhaps more painful 5-0 defeat at home to Swansea.  Therefore, it had a 1-1 draw written all over it. Norwich really should have won this game and some sharper finishing would have given the Canaries three points but it was a much improved performance with many positives.  The opening goal seemed to summarise all that was positive from the game with the man of the …
Johnson or Walcott? Should either replace Downing? The Hidden Stats!

Johnson or Walcott? Should either replace Downing? The Hidden Stats!

Stewart Downing has received a lot of flak over the last season. No goals or assists in the league after a relatively big money move last season meant that he was a popular target for easy jokes and ridicule not only from the opposition fans but many a Kop faithful as well. Naturally, the summer's brought along a whole host of transfer rumours and some of them have linked the Reds with a number of wingers including Arsenal's Theo Walcott and …
Liverpool - Opta Stats Season Review 11/12 | Part One -Defence

Liverpool - Opta Stats Season Review 11/12 | Part One -Defence

I’m stumbling around an eerily darkened room at 2 o’clock in the morning. The musty aroma of burned eraser fills my nostrils. Skin-inflamed fingertips pulsate with throbbing bolts of pain. I grasp for the calculator that litters my tea-stained desk. Frazzled and frizzled amongst a clutter of paper & pencil, it can only mean one thing. I’ve been on the statistics again. Euro 2012 aside, it’s the end of the footballing year, as we know it, and what better time …