Liverpool dominate & frustrate | EPL Striker Stats Comparison

Liverpool dominate & frustrate | EPL Striker Stats Comparison

"You drive for show but you putt for dough." [caption id="attachment_5505" align="alignleft" width="211" caption="Filling the Breach: Kelly, Spearing & Carragher"][/caption] The quote, above, is by South African golfer Bobby Locke. You can bask in all the applause for a 300 yard drive off the tee, but there'll be no one clapping when you miss from 2 feet. But how it applies to Liverpool so often this season in the Premier League. Most Liverpool fans will have said at least once …
Arsenal 1 MUFC 2 | Wenger Outwitted

Arsenal 1 MUFC 2 | Wenger Outwitted

Arsenal succumbed to their third defeat in a row in the Premiership, despite equalising through Robin Van Persie, as United rather comfortably overcame their opponents. Sir Alex Ferguson lined his team up in the counter-attacking style he normally deploys against Arsenal. Their exploitation of the wings paid dividends and Ferguson's quick reactions to any changes Wenger made ensured his team came away with the victory. On Arsenal's right flank, John Djourou had a nightmare of a game against the tricky …
Arsenal Stats | Mid-Season Review

Arsenal Stats | Mid-Season Review

After the worst start to a season in their Premier League history, Arsenal have recovered remarkably well, steadily climbing up the table from a lowly 17th to 5th place and one point off the hotly contested Champions League places. Many fans point to the 5-3 victory over Chelsea as the turning point this season for the Gunners and rightly so, the team appeared to have a new-found belief and that inferiority complex that seemed to plague the team when playing …
Van Persie, Ba, Rooney & Aguero | Stats

Van Persie, Ba, Rooney & Aguero | Stats

So we've got to Christmas which is usually used as the half way point by many pundits. We're going to be looking at strikers today and what better than to look at the top four strikers in the Premier League at the moment. The majority of players are those that you'd expect to be there but Demba Ba crashes in to this party with his excellent goal scoring this season. We're going to be comparing Robin Van Persie, Demba Ba, …
Manchester United v Arsenal Preview

Manchester United v Arsenal Preview

Gone are the days of the fierce rivalry that used to make this a mouth watering matchup with multiple flashpoints including over exaggerated diving, pizza throwing, unpunished violent conduct, title clinchers and last minute penalty failures to name but a few. Now it's a mothballing contest, no more Keane v Vieira in the middle of the park but a genuine contest between Anderson and Ramsey. This is the case across the park with the exception of Evra of course. Arsenal …
Arsenal | Season already in the balance?

Arsenal | Season already in the balance?

Arsene Wenger even said it himself, according to Arsenal.com, in response to the injuries and Liverpool loss, “We have five big games when the team is not completely ready.” A tough opening month that saw a home loss to Liverpool and an upcoming trip to Old Trafford, combined with a couple of European dates with Udinese meant the squad would need to be ready from day one. It was understood all summer that Arsenal was never going to start at …
Robin Van Persie | The Flying Dutchman

Robin Van Persie | The Flying Dutchman

Last season started in a very predictable way for Van Persie, getting injured in our 3rd game of the season. Van Persie didn’t return until he came on as late sub in a home defeat to Newcastle in early November. The Dutchman then found match sharpness hard to come by and he didn’t start a game until we defeated Chelsea 3-1. Then all hell broke loose. Robin went on to score 18 Premier League goals, at an average of a …
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