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Van Gaal Rides Again- EPL 2015-16 Preview: Man Utd

After what felt like a lifetime of Alex Ferguson’s humourless and entrenched worldview and relentless successes, expressing positivity towards Man Utd had become a step too far for many otherwise fair minded fans. Poor David Moyes and his failure, so ably supported by a highly decorated and richly rewarded set of players reacting as if […]

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Editor’s Note: Stats Bomb 2015-16 Preview Week And Beyond

All the way back in May, site owner Ted Knutson asked me if I wanted to take on an editor’s role here on Stats Bomb.  It being the home for my weekly Premier League stat round up, it was a simple decision and I accepted.  Having found my way into learning about analytics via Ted, […]

Podcast, July ’15: Transfers And Needs

It’s another Podcast! Enlivening your commute once more, and attempting to fill the horrific summer gap. It’s transfer season and the EPL is awash with TV cash. Is it being well spent? Are teams addressing their needs? Questions that need answers, right? And we attempt to shoehorn a few stats in along the way… If […]

Footedness And Why Erik Lamela Is Worth £30m

Why Erik Lamela is worth £30m When young players break through and score a ton of goals it’s easy to take a look at their goal to shot rates and be cynical. In fact, unless you are Ronaldo, it’s likely that any season of high goal volume will be accompanied by a tasty conversion rate. […]

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