Is Calum Chambers too Versatile for his Own Good?

Is Calum Chambers too Versatile for his Own Good?

Last summer, Calum Chambers made his dream move to Arsenal.  The Gunners paid a fee that could rise up to £16m, a lot for a 19 year old that made only 25 senior appearances for Southampton. When Arsene Wenger signed him, the Frenchman said he wanted Chambers to be a centre-back.  He started his career in that vein getting a run of games in the middle of defence when Per Mertesacker was recovering from the World Cup and Laurent Koscielny …
Are Newcastle United Really Changing?

Are Newcastle United Really Changing?

After months of protests at St James' Park, Mike Ashley gave his first public interview to Sky Sports promising big changes and stating that he was going to remain until the club won a trophy. Newcastle fans were getting frustrated at the club neglecting cup competitions and that view has changed, at least publicly with Steve McClaren and various other club figures stating their desire to end the club's trophy drought. However the club are just one of two Premier …
Newcastle United: The Season So Far | Stats

Newcastle United: The Season So Far | Stats

Newcastle have defied their critics this season, with some people even putting them down as potential relegation candidates, however, they find themselves in 8th place at the turn of the year. They are just 6 points off the Champions League places, but that's likely to be a step too far for the Magpies this season. Nevertheless, they will be strong challengers for a Europa League spot, especially if more places become available in the league depending on who wins the …
Newcastle United: Their Season So Far | Stats Analysis

Newcastle United: Their Season So Far | Stats Analysis

Despite a disappointing loss to local rivals Sunderland, Newcastle have continued their impressive start to the season in recent weeks. They are currently 9th in the table, only 2 points off the favourites for the title, Manchester City. After an awful campaign last season blighted by the Europa League, it finally looks like Alan Pardew has managed to get his side back to playing the type of football that led to them finishing 5th in the 2011/12 season. The French …
Newcastle United | Have They Started Well? | The Stats So Far

Newcastle United | Have They Started Well? | The Stats So Far

After a controversial summer, Newcastle have had a solid start to the season picking up ten points from their opening seven matches. They are currently in 11th place which leaves them in a decent position to achieve their aim of a top ten finish. Although it's still early in the season, the first ten games are crucial in determining where a side is likely to finish in the table. In this article, I will explore the side's defensive, passing, creativity …