Assessing Managerial Changes| Van Gaal, Pochettino, Koeman, Warnock, Irvine

Assessing Managerial Changes| Van Gaal, Pochettino, Koeman, Warnock, Irvine

The past summer saw five managerial changes in the league. Three of the five managers had not managed a Premier League club before this and with the exception of Ronald Koeman, all of them have taken some time to adapt to the rigours of football in England's top flight. Here's an in-depth analysis of each of their reigns three months into the 2014/15 season. 1) Crystal Palace: Neil Warnock 2013/14 position: 11th| Current position: 16th Just two days before the …
EPL PODCAST | Is the FA caught in Howard's Webb?

EPL PODCAST | Is the FA caught in Howard's Webb?

This week's EPL Round Table Podcast has supporters representing Tottenham Hotspur, West Brom, Crystal Palace, Manchester City & West Ham all discussing the weekend and the transfer window! Listen to the EPL Round Table on iTunes! Episode 28: Is the FA Caught in Howard's Webb Date: 23rd February 2014 Sean (@westhamfootball) feels bad for Tottenham (and Kevin) and this episode of the EPL Round Table.  We also discuss how to fix triple punishment for red cards. Host: @kevrov Guests: @westhamfootball, @baggiesfacts, @TypicalCity & …
Moyes is mad...at Webb's decisions

Moyes is mad...at Webb's decisions

Manchester United manager David Moyes has hit out at referee Howard Webb after his teams 2-1 home defeat to Tottenham Hotspurs on Wednesday afternoon. Speaking after his team were not awarded a penalty after Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris appeared to foul Ashley Young, Moyes fumed "It's an incredible decision, in fact probably one of the worst I think I saw," "The goalkeeper comes out, Ashley Young gets the ball before him and he follows through," "If you follow through on a …
Mourinho hails unbelievable title race

Mourinho hails unbelievable title race

Speaking after his Chelsea team held Arsenal to a 0-0 draw at the Emirates Stadium on Monday evening, Jose Mourinho has described this years title race as "unbelievable". Heading into Christmas Day, Chelsea sit fourth in the standings, behind Arsenal, Manchester City and current league leaders Liverpool. Mourinho said  "It is a unique situation, an unbelievable championship because we are all there," Mourinho is not worried however, and he suggested there will be changes in the top 4 positions as …
Do Substitutes Win Games? | Premier League 12-13 Stats Analysis

Do Substitutes Win Games? | Premier League 12-13 Stats Analysis

We've all been there.  Your team is a goal down, with 20 minutes to go and you know the only way to get a result is to make substitutions.  But how many?  And who?  Once the changes have been made you can sit back and wait for the sub to score the goal that may salvage a point.  They always do.  Don't they? The substitution is the final throw of the dice, and often the sign of a desperate man(ager).  Whilst there are …