West Bromwich Albion v Southampton Preview | Stats, Odds & Key players!

West Bromwich Albion v Southampton Preview | Stats, Odds & Key players!

The Premier League finally kicks off the new season on Saturday afternoon, and West Bromwich Albion start their campaign at home to second-season Southampton. The Baggies have had mixed results in recent years when they’ve started the league season at home. Last season they emphatically defeated Liverpool 3-0 and this set the club up for a good season, but in 2011 they lost 2-1 to Manchester United in what was to be manager Roy Hodgson’s last campaign before taking the …
Who Were The Dirtiest Players Last Season? Stats Comparison

Who Were The Dirtiest Players Last Season? Stats Comparison

With the 2013/2014 Premier League season nearly upon us and card markets becoming more and more popular with bookies and punters alike, we take a look at which players were the 'dirtiest' last season. We have done this by not only looking at the players who were carded the most last season but also looking at which committed the most fouls. To make this a fair comparison, we have also worked out how often these players committed fouls and were …
Luke Shaw Signs New 5 Year Contract

Luke Shaw Signs New 5 Year Contract

Southampton fans across the country will be extremely happy with the recent news that Academy star left back Luke Shaw has signed a new 5 year deal with the club on his 18th Birthday, which he announced on his official Twitter account last night. The left back has attracted attention from the larger clubs such as Chelsea and Manchester United in England due to his performances throughout this season making him a regular in the Southampton side. Although this new deal will …
Southampton Back in For Wanyama

Southampton Back in For Wanyama

One of Scottish football’s biggest prospects is once again being linked with a move south of the border to the Premier League. Celtic’s Victor Wanyama, who became more widely known outside of Scotland during his club’s Champions League campaign, has been linked with a host of clubs already this summer. However, with Cardiff’s apparent interest coming to an end, Southampton have once again entered the chase for the Kenyan’s signature. Speaking to the Sunday Mail, Celtic manager Neil Lennon has …
How to build a possession philosophy without copying Barcelona or Spain

How to build a possession philosophy without copying Barcelona or Spain

Football fanatics, people who truly understand football, know that by trying to copy the Barcelona or Spain model you are unlikely to succeed or even be on a path conducive to long term development. However, Barcelona’s philosophy (possession-based control) is something that clubs can and do strive towards. This article will attempt to detail just how Premier League teams currently build upon their possession-based philosophy through tactical solutions. For the purposes of trying to find general principles, this article will …
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