Premier League Preview - Match Day 6

Premier League Preview - Match Day 6

A shock defeat of last season's Premier League-winning team, a debut goal for Manchester United's new striker, a Watford goal... last weekend in the Premier League had it all. What can we expect for next weekend, the sixth round of games, in the Premier League? Allow your friends at BookieSmash to make some predictions. It doesn't get any easier for Chelsea. After that Saturday-afternoon defeat by Everton, at a time when some kids were still watching cartoons, comes an encounter …
West Brom vs Southampton Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

West Brom vs Southampton Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

The annual September international break may be interpreted by Premier League sides in 2 ways. Either as an excellent opportunity to regroup after a less than convincing start to the season, or an unavoidable nuisance sure to disrupt the form mustered over the opening encounters of the new campaign. Having faltered in their first few fixtures, both sides finally found that elusive first win with victories over Norwich and Stoke respectively, and managers Tony Pulis and Ronald Koeman will not …
Southampton vs Norwich City Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Southampton vs Norwich City Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Southampton host Norwich City under difficult circumstances on Sunday, 30th August. A host of injuries coupled with another summer of losing crucial players has left this side restructuring itself. With the likes of Swansea, Leicester, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool to come, manager Ronald Koeman will be keen to build on his points tally in the next two games. On the other hand, Norwich, who many believe will be scraping for survival come the end of the season, have begun life …
Norwich City vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Norwich City vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The Premier League returns this weekend with every side dreaming of having a great season. Norwich are back in the top flight after a season away and are coming up against a side who they will look at for inspiration with Crystal Palace beginning to secure themselves as a Premier League side. The opening weekend is very important for all sides, especially those trying to stay afloat of the bottom three as losing can become a habit. It's cliched to …
Summer 2015's Top Ten Free Agents - Carlos Zambrano

Summer 2015's Top Ten Free Agents - Carlos Zambrano

Expiring Contracts – Summer 2015’s Top Ten Free Agents As the summer transfer window looms before us, transfer talk rages.  Squads look to strengthen their squad while players look to make a grand, expensive exit.  Some of the season’s most exciting stories emerge from the non-playing period of the summer.  While transfer fees are bandied about and the whirlwind of speculative “could he, would he” whips about, there are several cheaper options available.  Free agency this summer is full of …
Leroy Fer: A Statistical Analysis of QPR's New Signing

Leroy Fer: A Statistical Analysis of QPR's New Signing

When the new season got underway, Leroy Fer must have accepted the fact that one year in the Championship was something he had to take in his stride. However, when QPR came calling, he could not resist the urge to have a second go in the English top flight. He was signed from Norwich for a fee believed to be in the region of £8 million and joins a plethora of new signings at Loftus Park. The Netherlands international learnt …
Season Review - Norwich, Fulham & Cardiff

Season Review - Norwich, Fulham & Cardiff

With the season done and dusted and a week past, football fans are looking back and debating how the season panned out for their side. Fans of Norwich, Fulham and Cardiff will been judging the season that went painfully wrong and whether relegation could have been prevented. Here is a look the main attributes to their downfall. Lack of goals and breach-able back lines Beyond all of the stats that surround football nowadays, the most important at the end of …
Norwich City 2 Liverpool 3: Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Norwich City 2 Liverpool 3: Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Liverpool took a bold step closer to the Premier League title with another arse-clenching, scrappy yet stylish victory. Norwich welcomed them with the very real possibility of relegation hanging over their heads, and three points the desperate objective. Liverpool came without the luxury of Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson in the starting line-up, forcing Brendan Rodgers to adapt. Norwich Neil Adams went with his diamond formation to combat Liverpool's threat of midfield dominance and particularly to shut out the early …
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