Hull City Vs Fulham Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Hull City Vs Fulham Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

The Christmas football fixtures are passing us by quickly and these two teams are both desperate for points this weekend. A win for the visitors would put them just one point behind Hull and three points would almost certainly get them out of the relegation zone. Now only 4 points separate the bottom six sides while Hull themselves are only 4 points above the relegation zone after an impressive start to the season. The home side will be looking at …
Chelsea Vs Fulham Match Preview | Team News, Key Players & Stats

Chelsea Vs Fulham Match Preview | Team News, Key Players & Stats

In a weekend when the Manchester derby is the main attraction, there is another derby going on in West London. Chelsea need to bounce back, as three defeats on the trot is not an option, especially for a Mourinho outfit. However Fulham always give a good performance against their West London rivals, so it should be interesting to watch this weekend. Furthermore, both sides are coming into the match in poor form, as Chelsea have failed to win in their …
A look at AVB after 10 games in charge at Spurs

A look at AVB after 10 games in charge at Spurs

White Hart Lane has been home to a poisonous atmosphere this season. Boos were heard at half time in the very first home game of the season, when Spurs were unable to take the lead against West Brom. These boos were heard again against Norwich, and were at their fiercest in the loss to Wigan last weekend. The atmosphere at White Hart Lane has gone steadily downhill over the past couple of seasons – ironic, since Tottenham fans have been …
Scott Parker or Sandro? A statistical comparison

Scott Parker or Sandro? A statistical comparison

Not since Harry Redknapp signed Wilson Palacios in January of 2009 have Spurs had a tough tackling midfielder to compliment the creativity and flair in their midfield ranks. That was the case until Redknapp persuaded Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy to part with £5 million for West Ham United and England’s Scott Parker. Parker’s arrival late in the summer transfer window of 2011 coincided with a turnaround in Tottenham’s fortune following an embarrassing opening pair of defeats at the hands of …
Premier League Midfield Enforcers | Statistical Comparison

Premier League Midfield Enforcers | Statistical Comparison

The holding midfielder has become a prominent role in the majority of sides in the Premier League. In our opinion the lack of a "midfield enforcer", effectively, cost Manchester United the title last season. I've heard a lot of Manchester United supporters bemoan the lack of strength (in terms of power not finesse) centrally in their midfield. What we're analysing here is the amount of tackles placed by these defensive midfielders and the amount they win to break up the …
Harry Redknapp | Farewell or Good Riddance? Analysis by a Spurs supporter

Harry Redknapp | Farewell or Good Riddance? Analysis by a Spurs supporter

How quickly things can change in football. Just 5 months ago Harry Redknapp was lapping up the applause as his Tottenham side thrashed Newcastle 5-0. A chorus of ‘We want you to stay’ was reverberating around White Hart Lane. This was in response to Redknapp being installed as the firm favourite to succeed the recently departed Fabio Capello as England manager. He was the nation’s choice for the job and nailed on favourite to take the hot seat. At this …
England's Best XI | Part 2 : Midfield | Opta Stats Analysis

England's Best XI | Part 2 : Midfield | Opta Stats Analysis

With the goalkeeper and defence already chosen for England’s best XI (Full England Defence Article Here) we will now look at what England’s best midfield would be for Euro 2012. We have again given the player who came out on top in each section of the comparison 5 points, the player who came second 3 points and the player that came third 1 point and then added up the totals. We have used Opta statistics from the 2011/2012 season up …
Spurs Out-played & Out-fought by AFC

Spurs Out-played & Out-fought by AFC

The two fixtures that all Spurs fans look out for at the start of the season are both games against Arsenal. These are the games that they want to win more than anything. On Sunday, Tottenham fans headed to the emirates full of optimism. They were on form and had brushed Newcastle aside with ease in their previous fixture - for the first time in two decades they had the possibility of doing the double over their arch rivals. Sitting …
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