ANALYSE THIS: The Foreign Influx™

FOOTBALL – FA Chairman Greg Dyke has made a lot of news headlines in the past week because of his plan to impose restrictions on non-EU players. Our colleague at Infostrada Sports, Murray Innes, looked at the numbers surrounding this proposal and wrote an article on his blog ‘Football Mythbusters’. Click on ‘continue reading’ to read more.

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THE WAVE: Liverpool v Manchester United

FOOTBALL – Manchester United won 2-1 at Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday. Liverpool were down to 10 men after Steven Gerrard was sent off only 42 seconds after coming on at half time. Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said: “The best 45 minutes, we played them off the pitch in the first half.” See for yourself in our Wave. Continue reading

PREVIEW: Maze v Fenninger showdown for Overall

ALPINE SKIING – Tina Maze finished fourth in the Slalom in Méribel on Saturday. Anna Fenninger finished 23rd, which means Maze took over the lead in the Overall and now leads by 18 points with only the Giant Slalom to go on Sunday. See below what rank Fenninger needs  to have at least a share of the 2014/15 Overall World Cup title and which rank Maze needs to win the title. Continue reading

REVIEW: English exodus in Europe greatest in 22 years

FOOTBALL –  Everton’s elimination by Dynamo Kyiv means that thee are no English teams left in Europe this season.  For the first time in 22 years, there will not be a single English club in the quarterfinals of the various European cup competitions. Ever since 1992/93, England have always sent at least one representative to the last eight in Europe. The seven English sides that embarked on their European adventure this season were Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Everton, Tottenham Hotspur and Hull City.

ANALYSE THIS: A Statistical Breakdown Of El Clásico (update)

FOOTBALL – On Sunday 22 March Real Madrid and FC Barcelona will go head-to-head in the 230th edition of El Clásico. In the week before the last clash between these archrivals (25 October) we posted a statistical analysis discussing several numbers on this match. We have updated this analysis with the performances of the teams in current season and added a brand new piece of analysis at the end.
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