Wingers | The wide men of the EPL

Wingers | The wide men of the EPL

Stewart Downing and Ashley Young netted Aston Villa a total of £35million. Nani proved that he was an able replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo. Matthew Etherington rediscovered his form of old. Chris Brunt shone in an average West Brom side. And David Silva showed that the £21million price tag was well justified. It was a great year for wingers from a fans point of view, but what do the stats say? Are they really justifying the price tags? At Villa, the …
Bruce goes for strength in numbers

Bruce goes for strength in numbers

Pardew v Hughton | A tale of two halves of a season

Pardew v Hughton | A tale of two halves of a season

It’s been literally a tale of two half seasons for Newcastle’s return to the Premier League, as the first half of the season was steered by Chris Hughton, helped along with the presence and goals of Andy Carroll and a very brief appearance from Hatem Ben Arfa. In December, Hughton was, judged by many, to be unfairly sacked and Alan Pardew was brought in three days after his departure.  He only had Andy Carroll’s services for three games before he …
Things can only get better for Wigan.. right?

Things can only get better for Wigan.. right?

Wigan. Oh dear, what an escape. 19th on the last day of the season, a narrow win at Stoke, along with other results going their way, ensured them EPL football for yet another season in 16th place . To go along with their squeaky bums, Wigan also held the honour for biggest home defeat – 6-0 to Chelsea in the middle of August, and lowest attendance of the season, with only 14,000 showing up to their home game against Wolves. …
Phil Bardsley | The

Phil Bardsley | The "right" left back?

The Key Stats of the Mackems

The Key Stats of the Mackems

Ally McCoist used to play for Sunderland. Regretting that £185,000 now? A very busy summer for the Mackems so far - Vaughan, O'Shea, Brown, Wickham, Gardner, Larsson and Dong-Won Ji all coming in, with an outlay of around £20million. But are these the players that are needed? Sunderland finished a decent 10th in the league last season, narrowly beating out West Bromwich Albion, and falling 1 point short of Aston Villa in 9th. Finishing with 12 wins, 11 draws and …
Stoke City vs Chelsea - What can be learned?

Stoke City vs Chelsea - What can be learned?

The beginning of April this year, at the Britannia Stadium, Stoke v’s Chelsea. 97 minutes came and went, and what did we get. Chelsea dominating, Stoke staying strong, and one goal apiece. Should Chelsea have won? Were Stoke lucky, or just very good? Of course, the answers to these questions are in stats… Stoke City Line Up – Begovic; Wilson, Huth, Shawcross, Higginbotham; Pennent, Delap, Whelan, Etherington; Walters (Yellow) (Goal), Jones. Chelsea Line Up – Cech; Bosingwa (Yellow), Terry, David …
EPL, No Experience Necessary?

EPL, No Experience Necessary?

With six new signings already in a very pro-active summer break, Canary fans are left wondering who if anyone will be added to make up the final places in Paul Lambert’s 25 man squad. With all the new signings being from the already well established ‘Lambert Mould’ of hungry young players, eager to test themselves, supporters may worry that Lambert will forgo the temptation to add the one thing to his squad that it seems would calm their worries, Premier …
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