Poachers | TOP Premier League Finishers | Stats Analysis

Poachers | TOP Premier League Finishers | Stats Analysis

Goal scoring is a skill. Players who can create something from nothing, providing a timely tally for their side, are frequently the difference between one and three points. Players like Robin van Persie -- 92 chances created in 2011-12 season -- can provide a spark with the ball at their feet and a lethal final touch. However, there is another class of striker that always seem to appear at the right place, at the right time: poachers.  We've gone back …
Who Is The Most Two-Footed Shot Taker? Opta Stats Analysis

Who Is The Most Two-Footed Shot Taker? Opta Stats Analysis

[caption id="attachment_16861" align="alignleft" width="214" caption="Total Shots With Feet - Last 4 Seasons"][/caption] “Ambidexterity is the state of being equally adept in the use of both left and right appendages (such as the feet). It is one of the most famous varieties of cross-dominance. People that are naturally ambidextrous are rare, with only one out of one hundred people being naturally ambidextrous.The degree of versatility with each foot is generally the qualitative factor in determining a person's ambidexterity”. But who has been the …
West Brom | Trending Towards The Drop

West Brom | Trending Towards The Drop

Through the first seven matches of last season West Bromwich Albion had experienced the highs and lows of English Premier League football.  After losing 6-0 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge WBA would quickly right the ship, beating Sunderland in their next fixture as they went to record wins over Birmingham and Arsenal.  They would also salvage points in 1-1 draws at home to Tottenham and Bolton. Their record after seven fixtures was 2-2-3, with 9 goals scored and 12 goals …
Shane Long - Goal Scoring Solution?

Shane Long - Goal Scoring Solution?

The new English Premier League season is less than a week away, and with West Bromwich Albion opening their campaign at The Hawthorns against champions Manchester United on Sunday (KO 4pm), there are still question marks over the head of last season’s top goal scorer Peter Odemwingie and the futures of several other strikers in the Baggies squad. Speculation is rife that West Brom are about to add Shane Long to their strike force in the next 48 hours to …
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 …
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