Navas and Negredo - Different Beginnings

Navas and Negredo - Different Beginnings

Alvaro Negredo and Jesus Navas both joined Manchester City in the summer from Sevilla with different reactions from fans.  Navas early summer buy was heralded as a real coup, a player who could offer genuine width. During Mancini’s tenure in charge, City had often played with inverted wingers with no real wide option available. The signing of Navas was seen as catalyst for change at City. Later on in the window, City secured the signing of Alvaro Negredo. Not the …
Would Isco help improve Manchester City? Silva & Nasri Stats

Would Isco help improve Manchester City? Silva & Nasri Stats

Malaga starlet Isco confirmed today to Spanish newspaper AS that he has had offers from both Real Madrid and, unsurprisingly, Manchester City about a summer move. Should the latter win the race to sign him, what could he bring to the table for the former EPL champions? Manchester City’s biggest problem last season was the lack of depth in their squad as former manager Mancini failed to utilise the summer transfer window efficiently enough. The likes of Scott Sinclair and …
What went wrong for Andrey Arshavin? Stats Comparison

What went wrong for Andrey Arshavin? Stats Comparison

Russian playmaker Andrei Arshavin has today completed the move back to the club where it all started for him in Russia after finalising the switch from the Emirates Stadium to Zenit St Petersburg on a free transfer.  After originally signing for the Gunners in January 2009 for a reported £15 million, he found himself enduring a topsy turvy career under Arsene Wenger, culminating in his temporary departure to Zenit on loan in January 2012. But he is now officially returning …
Rovers: A Recipe for Relegation | In-depth Stats Analysis of 11/12

Rovers: A Recipe for Relegation | In-depth Stats Analysis of 11/12

Failure to beat Wigan Athletic at Ewood Park in the penultimate match of the season condemned Blackburn Rovers to relegation to the Championship. For only the second time in the Premier League era Rovers will endure life in the second tier of English football next season, but where did it all go wrong for Rovers? [caption id="attachment_15725" align="aligncenter" width="547" caption="Heading down: Antolin Alcaraz heads Wigan to safety and sends Rovers down in the process"][/caption] Victory against Sunderland in late March …
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