Ashley Young Vs Stewart Downing

Ashley Young Vs Stewart Downing

There's no secret to the fact that Manchester United and Liverpool hate each other. The race to sign Ashley Young ended with Young "snubbing" LFC to head to the Red Devils for around £17m. Liverpool, however, shot back with their own deal for the other Villa winger Stewart Downing in a deal believed to be worth around £20m. There has been much debacle amongst LFC fans, Villa fans, and Utd fans alike about which team got the better deal. Using Opta Stats …
Retrospectives | West Brom 1-2 Man Utd

Retrospectives | West Brom 1-2 Man Utd

Our first game of the season is home to Manchester United, so what better way to preview the upcoming campaign then with a look at last year’s fixture between the two. It may seem odd to pick such a game, coming as it did, in the midst of Di Matteo’s barren Christmas spell, a five-match losing streak unlikely to give any Baggie a reason to be cheerful. Perhaps the away day at Arsenal or the home game to Blues was …
N'Gog Could Be This Years Welbeck or Sturridge

N'Gog Could Be This Years Welbeck or Sturridge

Why do Arsenal walk the ball into the net?

Why do Arsenal walk the ball into the net?

'Shhhooooottttt!!' we hear the Arsenal crowd chant. 'These fancy dans are more interested in walking the ball into the back of the net rather than pulling the trigger' say the opposition fans. Pundits on the television sigh as they complain about Arsenal once again trying to score the perfect goal instead of putting the laces through the ball whenever an attacking player is within a 40 yards radius of the opposition goal. These are some of the strokes used to …
Is Taarabt worth £15million?

Is Taarabt worth £15million?

During Queens Park Rangers stunning performance in the Championship  last season in which they rarely left 1st place, there was one man who  despite  not claiming 'Player's' or 'Fans' Player of the Year, due to his attitude  and  antics, was awarded Football League Player of the Year and suddenly  rumours have been widely talked about from almost every 'major' club in the world.   After signing from Tottenham after 2 loan spells for a bargain £1million,  QPR seemed to have …
Nani vs Young | United's Big Wing Battle

Nani vs Young | United's Big Wing Battle

Manchester United have a bit of a lop-sided squad at the moment. They have an absolute embarrasment of riches both up front and out wide, whereas in the center of midfield and at full-back they're relatively threadbare considering they expect to be challenging for their 20th title this season. It was something of a surprise, then, when they paid the asking price to bring Ashley Young to Old Trafford, especially considering the excellent form of Nani until January and the …
Captain Coloccini | How does he compare to the best?

Captain Coloccini | How does he compare to the best?

After signing for £10.3 million in August 2008 from Deportivo La Coruña, Fabricio Coloccini had an indifferent first season for Newcastle United. He lacked the strength and pace to compete against the best strikers and soon there were doubts over his price tag and whether he was cut out for the Premier League. Albeit at a lower level, Coloccini looked more established as a central defender in the Championship and his controlled performances in defence was one of the reasons …
Third Time Lucky | Arsenal goalkeeper 10/11 stats

Third Time Lucky | Arsenal goalkeeper 10/11 stats

Last season saw Arsenal start the campaign with Manuel Almunia in goal. We spent most of the summer being heavily linked with a move for Fulham’s goalkeeper, Mark Schwarzer, but Arsenal declined to increase our initial offer (as only we do) and we decided to persevere with the Spaniard. Little did we know that Almunia would only go on to play 720 minutes between the sticks in The Premier League. So where did it all go wrong for Almunia statistically? It appears …
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