N'Gog Could Be This Years Welbeck or Sturridge

N'Gog Could Be This Years Welbeck or Sturridge

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 …
Premier League Goal Scoring Patterns

Premier League Goal Scoring Patterns

Our statistical expert Ford Bohrmann analyses Premier League goal scoring patterns by looking at which areas of the goal teams score in. The article focuses on every Premier League side and then also covers their conversion percentages with the use of graphics. The original idea for this post came from a question from one of the readers of my blog. He was curious to know if there were any patterns to where clubs score in the plane of the goal. …
West Brom Vs Sunderland Preview

West Brom Vs Sunderland Preview

Niall Quinn's departure from Sunderland this week will have saddened many, but for others, the decision represents a new dawn. Colleagues and fans alike were quick to express their appreciation for the man who has worked steadfastly towards the goal of restoring Sunderland's deep heritage. Finally, and almost unexpectedly, it appears that goal has been achieved. A few month's back the picture wasn't quite so clear, with the team going from bad-to-worse under Steve Bruce. Many were worried by a …
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