Player Performance Analysis | Ross Barkley Vs Liverpool

Player Performance Analysis | Ross Barkley Vs Liverpool

Although conceding a late equaliser against your biggest rivals is a bitter pill to swallow, Evertonians couldn’t afford to be too downhearted at the conclusion of their enthralling 3-3 draw with Liverpool on Saturday because, nevertheless, they had just witnessed the greatest attacking performance in a Merseyside derby from the Toffees for several years. Martínez consistently signed off his programme notes at Wigan Athletic with the Spanish expression ‘sin miedo’ meaning ‘without fear’ and that was exactly how his side …
Player Performance Analysis | Simon Mignolet Vs Everton

Player Performance Analysis | Simon Mignolet Vs Everton

There are a number of stand-out fixtures during a season which fans look out for, including the big head-to-heads and in this case, a huge local derby. The intense build-up before the game only increases the expectations and sometimes they don’t quite live up to its billing, but I can safely say this Merseyside derby will be remembered as one the games of the season. Fans from both sets of teams, including myself, had to catch their breath after the …
The Mysterious Case of Jon Flanagan | Stats Vs Everton

The Mysterious Case of Jon Flanagan | Stats Vs Everton

Had anyone asked me a month ago what I thought laid in store for Jon Flanagan, I'd have had no hesitation in saying I expected him to be moved on, probably in January, and probably to a team in the Championship. Up until his last minute inclusion versus Arsenal in place of a sick Glen Johnson, Flanno had become something of an outcast under Rodgers, who famously told him not to do too much in an episode of Being: Liverpool, …
Becca's PL Round-Up: Big Decisions, Everton 3 Liverpool 3, Man City Hit 6

Becca's PL Round-Up: Big Decisions, Everton 3 Liverpool 3, Man City Hit 6

A dramatic and significant weekend of fixtures in the Premier kicked off with the eagerly-anticipated Merseyside derby, and it was even more pulsating than expected. End to end drama concluded with goals from Suarez, Coutinho, Sturridge, Mirallas and two from Lukaku meant that the match ended 3-3 at Goodison Park. Big saves from Simon Mignolet kept the Reds in the game, after they were leading 2-1 with 2o minutes gone in the first half. After Everton drawing level to make …
EPL Manager Index - The Update | Wenger still top, Pochettino 2nd!

EPL Manager Index - The Update | Wenger still top, Pochettino 2nd!

Due to work and family commitments I haven't been able to provide the Week 9, 10, and 11 updates to the Manager Impact Index, however, I'M BACK!  Of course, the beauty of a long break is that there could potentially be some huge changes in the scores and therefore huge movement in the table. Lets have a look at the highlights and headlines over the last 3 weeks: Crystal Palace don't have a manager anymore after letting Ian Holloway 'resign'. …
Everton Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Players

Everton Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Players

The early kick off on Saturday afternoon will see the 221st edition of the Merseyside derby, as Everton take on Liverpool at Goodison Park. With four places but only three points separating the two sides in the Premier League table, Roberto Martinez will be hoping his Everton side can get the win over their local rivals in his first derby as manager and move up to third place, behind Liverpool only on goal difference. Brendan Rodgers on the other hand …
A Guide: Zonal Marking On Corners | Tactical Analysis

A Guide: Zonal Marking On Corners | Tactical Analysis

Picture this scenario (disclaimer: not a fictional account of events - stolen from a particular match in 2005): You’re less than 180 seconds away from taking the cup final to penalties. It’s the game that nobody gave you and your disciples a hope in hell, even your players thought so - with their rational mindset anyway. But this is now, the 117th minute; 117 minutes of twists and turns. At half time you were 3-0 down, down and out. But …
Gerrard: Still a Top, Top Player? | Stats Comparison

Gerrard: Still a Top, Top Player? | Stats Comparison

Steven Gerrard is undoubtedly one of the very best players in Liverpool's history - he's been a true inspiration to the Reds' supporters and a role model for youngsters all over the country for more than a decade. However, the performances he's given so far this season are very confusing for the Anfield faithful. He's been accused of being one of the reasons why Liverpool couldn't control their games as well as they'd like to, and then came the WBA …
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