Arouna Kone - Comparison with Everton Forwards | Stats

Arouna Kone - Comparison with Everton Forwards | Stats

David Moyes has began life at Manchester United, and so has Roberto Martinez at Everton. The circle of life. It is usual for new managers to rely on players they have previously managed, and this seems to be true regarding Everton being linked with Wigan Athletic forward Arouna Kone - but what can he bring to the party that their current strikers currently do not? Well, for starters, Arouna Kone scored more goals (11) than all three Everton strikers; Victor …
Who is the best Premier League right-back? | Stats Comparison

Who is the best Premier League right-back? | Stats Comparison

Are Referees biased towards the Home Team? | EPL Stats Analysis

Are Referees biased towards the Home Team? | EPL Stats Analysis

Research has been conducted looking into whether referee's are biased towards certain teams or individuals. Manchester United tend to have a reputation from rival supporters for 'Fergie time', gaining more penalties than other teams at home, especially with Howard Webb. Marouane Fellaini even stated that referee's were biased towards English players following his head butt on Ryan Shawcross. For this article I am going to focus on comparisons between home and away games in relation to the number of fouls …
Premier League Strugglers set for Dog Fight

Premier League Strugglers set for Dog Fight

With the Premier League fight for survival just past the halfway stage of the 2012/2013 campaign, history suggests that there is no hope for Reading, while it is a case of déjà vu for the likes of Queens Park Rangers and Wigan Athletic. Relegation follows certain clubs around and avoiding it can feel like winning a trophy. That is the line QPR boss Harry Redknapp is spinning to potential new recruits, with quotes to that effect widely reported in the …
Norwich City vs Wigan Athletic | Match Preview

Norwich City vs Wigan Athletic | Match Preview

The Canaries will hope to continue their great run of form against Wigan and extend their ten game unbeaten streak. Norwich are currently third in the form table from the past six games. This includes victories over Manchester United and most recently Swansea. Chris Hughton’s men have not lost at home since September 29th to Liverpool. Wigan dropped into the bottom three in mid-week after Sunderland’s victory over Reading. Both Norwich and Wigan have scored the same amount of goals …
Charles N’Zogbia | Yet to blossom?

Charles N’Zogbia | Yet to blossom?

Aston Villa are going along their business quietly this season, unbeaten in seven, looking sturdy but unspectacular. The return to form of Gabriel Agbonlahor to perhaps partner Darren Bent in attack spells good news for Villa fans, but there is a need for creative midfield support. Whilst Barry Bannan has impressed so far, some responsibility lies with summer signing Charles N’Zogbia. The Frenchman’s arrival from Wigan was, on paper at least, a good purchase; he had been one of Wigan’s …
Norwich City 1 Wigan Athletic 1 | Match & Stats Report

Norwich City 1 Wigan Athletic 1 | Match & Stats Report