Wide Forwards: In Fashion? Comparison: Moses, Walcott, Nani & Sinclair

Wide Forwards: In Fashion? Comparison: Moses, Walcott, Nani & Sinclair

Recently, more and more teams in the Premier League are choosing to play a 4-3-3 formation instead of the traditional 4-4-2 and this change in formation has helped to create a new position on the pitch – the wide forward. Wide forwards are players who are looking to penetrate the oppositions defence and score rather than the traditional winger who is looking to cross the ball or create a chance for their team.  These sorts of players have become vital …
Premier League Wide Midfielders | 11/12 Stats Comparison

Premier League Wide Midfielders | 11/12 Stats Comparison

With vast sums of money being spent on wide midfielders in the past few seasons we look at how all of the wide midfielders fared last season. We have done this by breaking their statistics from last season intro three sections - how creative each player was, how well each player performed defensively and how impressive their overall play was. We have included all the raw statistics from last season but to make this a fair comparison we have divided …
Newcastle 1 Sunderland 1 | Feisty Derby - Stats Report

Newcastle 1 Sunderland 1 | Feisty Derby - Stats Report

The Wing Wizards of Arsenal

The Wing Wizards of Arsenal

The one thing you have to give to Arsenal FC is that they never fail to entertain. They dragged themselves back into the race for the top 4, indeed some said even the title race, by snatching late points in matches where they weren't quite at their flowing best. Only because of their spirit and never say die attitude. It was the kind of stuff that Ferguson’s United are known for! But when they finally got into a position to …
Swansea | Importance of wide men

Swansea | Importance of wide men

With the unfortunate injury to Alan Tate, Swansea City look slightly exposed at full back with only two experienced players in the squad. Steven Caulker is able to deputise but with the England under 21 making such an impressive start to the season, Brendan Rodgers will be reluctant to break the partnership he has formed with Ashley Williams at the heart of the City back four. There also must be a concern about what would happen if either Scott Sinclair …
Bolton v Man City | Winger Comparison

Bolton v Man City | Winger Comparison

We may be just a single game into the 2011/12 season yet this has not stopped some billing Sunday's clash at The Reebox as a 'top of the table' one. Both Bolton and Manchester City are of course perched first and second in the table by virtue of impressive 4-0 victories over promoted sides QPR and Swansea respectively, and will go into the game full of confidence. Historically, City have not fared well at the Reebok, at times struggling for goals, …
Liverpool Rights The Attack

Liverpool Rights The Attack

Sometimes the hardest part of these articles is writing a good pun for the headline.  This is not one of those times.  Here the hardest part is, as a Liverpool supporter, looking myself in the mirror and admitting that The Reds have a problem.  They have a serious problem.  They aren't ambi-attackers.  A lot of teams can attack down both the right and the left flanks but Liverpool simply can not, will not, is physically unable to, attack down the …
Gareth Bale - Worth the hype?

Gareth Bale - Worth the hype?

After two inspired performances against the then European Champions, Gareth Bale's praise soared through the roof. Two top quality performances against Inter Milan in the group stage of the Champions League threw him into a shower of admiration from the country's press and pundits alike. The first game, Inter had completely dominated Tottenham and were 4-0 up at half time. It could be said that they too their foot off the gas in the second half but Bale's hat trick with the …
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