Relegated from the Premier League. So What Happens Next? Stats Analysis

Relegated from the Premier League. So What Happens Next? Stats Analysis

It is a sight no football fan wants to see.  The dreaded 'R' next to your club in the league table. It is incredibly difficult for fans to prepare themselves for the emotions that they go through when relegation from the Premier League is sealed.  Anger, frustration and even relief are just some of the feelings that they'll succumb to.  Pragmatists will say c'est la vie, others will feel like it's the end of the world. But is it?  Your …
Everton v QPR | Match Preview

Everton v QPR | Match Preview

With both of these teams battling for very different things this season, this match certainly has a lot riding on it. Everton still have European football in their sights and QPR will be hoping that they can defy the odds and survive relegation. Everton sit 6th in the Barclays Premier League table with 52 points, just four points behind 5th placed Arsenal. Only six points separates 3rd and 6th place and Chelsea, Arsenal and Everton all have a game in …
Is The Pressure getting to Christopher Samba? Stats

Is The Pressure getting to Christopher Samba? Stats

Christopher Samba has gone on a rant about his wages and his level of performance following his dismal display against Fulham on Monday night. Fulham beat QPR 3-2 and Samba came under serious scrutiny after conceding a penalty within 8 minutes. The QPR defender added to his side’s woes when his attempt to dribble the ball out from defence, saw him lose control of the ball and invite Dimitar Berbatov to score his second of the game, putting QPR 0-2 …
Are Referees biased towards the Home Team? | EPL Stats Analysis

Are Referees biased towards the Home Team? | EPL Stats Analysis

Research has been conducted looking into whether referee's are biased towards certain teams or individuals. Manchester United tend to have a reputation from rival supporters for 'Fergie time', gaining more penalties than other teams at home, especially with Howard Webb. Marouane Fellaini even stated that referee's were biased towards English players following his head butt on Ryan Shawcross. For this article I am going to focus on comparisons between home and away games in relation to the number of fouls …
Sunderland – A lost season?

Sunderland – A lost season?

Hopes were high for Sunderland fans at the beginning of this season. Martin O’Neil’s first full season in charge and some big money transfer’s to look forward to on the pitch. But this season hasn’t exactly gone to plan thus far… Sunderland currently find themselves 15th in the Premier League table and are bottom in the league form table with just two points from 18, dangerously close to slipping into the relegation zone with 31 points, just four above 18th …
Can Wigan survive another year in the Premier League?

Can Wigan survive another year in the Premier League?

So here we are again. With just nine games to go before the end of the season Wigan Athletic Football Club find themselves in yet another relegation scrap. Sound familiar? The Latics currently sit 18th in the league table on 27 poins, four above Reading and QPR and just three points away from safety . To say the least it is very close down the bottom and with the Premier League title almost certainly heading to Old Trafford all eyes …
Manchester United v Reading | Match Preview & RVP Stats

Manchester United v Reading | Match Preview & RVP Stats

After Brian McDermott’s shock sacking on Monday, Reading have the unenviable task of traveling to Old Trafford to face the current league leaders Manchester United in Saturday’s late kick off. Both teams are aiming for very different things in the league this year with Manchester United comfortable at the top of the table with a 12 point lead, whereas Reading are fighting for their lives in the relegation battle. All of the big betting firms will be putting this one …
How efficient is your team at crossing? Premier League Crossing Stats

How efficient is your team at crossing? Premier League Crossing Stats

With the Premier League now entering the last 10 games of the season it is the perfect time to use statistics to draw conclusions about why your team produced success/failure. Last week my focus was on chance conversion rate. This week the focus is on crossing accuracy. The table directly below portrays the total crosses performed by each team for the current 2012/2013 season along with the accuracy percentage of these (open play and set plays combined). Interestingly, under-performing Aston Villa top …
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