Germany Vs Portugal Preview | World Cup 2014: Group G

Germany Vs Portugal Preview | World Cup 2014: Group G

On June 16th, Germany and Portugal will both travel to the Arena Fonte Nova to kick off their respective World Cup campaigns.  Group G has been marked by some as the 'group of death'.  It is without doubt a very strong group with all four teams inside the top 40 in the FIFA rankings.  Germany are the favourites to win the group with Portugal tipped to finish second. Germany The Germans will go into the World Cup as one of …
Is Gareth Bale the new £80million Man? Bale 12/13 Vs Ronaldo 08/09

Is Gareth Bale the new £80million Man? Bale 12/13 Vs Ronaldo 08/09

In the summer of 2009, Cristiano Ronaldo walked away from Manchester United in a world record £80 million pound deal to join the Galatico’s of Madrid. After years of speculation, the two-time Champions League Finalist and Ballon D’or winning forward got his dream move and became the worlds most expensive footballer. At the same time a young left back named Gareth Bale had finished his second full season at Tottenham Hotspur, suffering a 24 game losing streak in the process, …
Ronaldo's return | Man Utd 08/09 & Real Madrid | Stats Analysis

Ronaldo's return | Man Utd 08/09 & Real Madrid | Stats Analysis

The second leg of the last-16 tie between Manchester United and Real Madrid marks Cristiano Ronaldo’s first return to Old Trafford since leaving for the Spanish outfit in the summer of 2009. While most players face a hostile reception when they face their old clubs, Ronaldo can expect quite the opposite. During the first leg, the Manchester United fans were heard chanting his name throughout the game. In what is set to be an emotional return for the Portugese, a …
Brilliant Bale at the Double | Comparison to Ronaldo at same age

Brilliant Bale at the Double | Comparison to Ronaldo at same age

It is not all that long ago that Gareth Bale had an unwanted record – he had never finished on the winning side in a Spurs shirt. If you were told that stat once existed now, you would never believe it. He is the driving force behind Spurs’ push for Champions League football next season and he was at his dazzling best once again at the weekend against Newcastle. His brace took him to 13 Premier League goals for the …
Which Players Score The Most From Outside The Box? | Last 5 Seasons

Which Players Score The Most From Outside The Box? | Last 5 Seasons

This article looks at which players have scored the highest percentage of their goals from outside of the area in the last 5 seasons. To be included in the comparison each player had to have scored a minimum of 5 goals during that season, apart from this season when they had to have scored a minimum of 2 goals. 2008/2009 Stats Mikel Arteta scored 60% of his goals during the 2008/2009 season from outside the box, which was the most …