Monthly Archives: October 2012

Football Stats: Why I love the game by numbers

Football Stats

“Barry Bannan (17) delivered more accurate crosses in league matches than any other player in Europe’s top 5 leagues during September”. When that flashed up on my Twitter news feed, my first instinct was to favourite it. I’m not sure why at the time. I’m not sure how many are other people would. It’s not exactly Leon Britton being mentioned in the same tweet as Iniesta and Xavi, but the humble football stat is simply not just made for pub time fodder these days.

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Ryan Shawcross: John Terry replacement won’t solve real England defensive issues

Ryan Shawcross Stoke City and England

So this week it’s all been about John Terry versus the FA, his Chelsea teammate Ashley Cole calling the English football governing body a bunch of twats over Twitter, and tube tales from Mr Roy Hodgson as he made his way to the Emirates to take in Arsenal’s Champions League tie against Olympiakos.

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Filed under England, Football, Premier League