No La Masia player in Barcelona starting lineup vs Celta 2018- first time since April 2002

By | Apr 19, 2018

A bit of history was created in Barcelona’s midweek tie against Celta Vigo, with the starting XI for the Catalans not featuring a single player from their famed youth academy, La Masia. Barcelona’s starting XI v Celta, chosen by Ernesto Valverde, was Ter Stegen, Vermaelen, Semedo, Mina, Digne, Andre Gomes, Paulinho, Denis Suarez, Dembele, Alcacer […]

PFA Team of the Year 2018- Sergio Aguero named in Premier League Team of the Season 2017-18

By | Apr 18, 2018

Argentina striker Sergio Aguero has been named in the PFA Premier League Team of the Season for the first time in his career. The 29 year old is one of five players from champions Man City to feature in the XI- Nicolas Otamendi, Kyle Walker, Kevin de Bruyne and David Silva are the other four. […]

LFC Anfield Attendances 2017-2018 Season | Liverpool FC CL Premier League Crowds 17-18

By | Mar 6, 2018

Here is a look at Liverpool’s attendances for the 2017/18 season, including Premier League, Champions League and Cup games. Anfield’s capacity was increased to around 54,000 in the 2016/17 season and Liverpool have plans to make it a 60,000 seater in the near future. What is Liverpool’s highest attendance at Anfield during the 2017/18 season […]

Arsenal record with blue kit in 2017-18 | Results of AFC games played in Blue away Shirt in 17-18 season

By | Feb 23, 2018

Arsenal lost to Ostersunds in the second leg of their Europa League knockout tie, with the little known Swedish outfit becoming only the SECOND team to beat the Gunners at the Emirates in the current 2017/2018 season (the first being Manchester United) However, despite being the home side, Arsenal were wearing their blue away jersey […]

German Footballer of the Year 2017 Votes- Mannschaft Germany Player of the Year 2017- Joshua Kimmich

By | Jan 19, 2018

Joshua Kimmich has been named German player of the Year for 2017. The versatile 22 year old Bayern star won an online poll conducted by the national football association, picking up 45.3% of the votes (23,904 out of 52,761). PSG’s Julian Draxler was second, while goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen was third. The poll was among […]

Kelechi Iheanacho Trivia- First 4th Substitute in English Football, First VAR goal in England (v Fleetwood)

By | Jan 16, 2018

Kelechi Iheanacho’s goal vs Fleetwood Town meant that the 21 year old became the first player to score a VAR given goal in England, achieving this feat on 16 January, 2018 in Leicester City’s FA Cup replay against FTFC at the King Power Stadium. More interesting though is the fact that Iheanacho is ALSO the […]

Similarities between 1995/96 and 2017-18 Premiership seasons after Round 23- Gap of 12 points & Liverpool winning 4-3

By | Jan 16, 2018

After Manchester United’s 3-0 win over Stoke at Old Trafford at the end of Week 23, here are some interesting similarities between the 1995/96 Premiership season and the 2017/18 one. United were exactly twelve points behind Kevin Keegan’s Newcastle (the then leaders) at THIS stage (Round 23) in the 1995/96 season. Liverpool beat Newcastle (the […]

How many people in the UK find football/soccer boring? 2017 Survey results

By | Jan 10, 2018

Football is easily the most popular sport in the UK, but it however does not win the tag of “most exciting sport”, with that award going to Athletics, according a recent survey conducted among the British public. 40% of those polled thought football was “boring” or “very boring”. The most snoozeworthy sport appears to be […]

Austrian Footballer of the Year 2017- Marcel Sabitzer | Leipzig star is Austria player of the year

By | Dec 20, 2017

RB Leipzig’s Marcel Sabitzer has been named Austrian Footballer of the Year 2017, breaking David Alaba’s six year winning streak. Alaba, who won the crown six times in a row between 2011 and 2016, finished 8th in the poll, as voted for by the 10 coaches of the Austrian Bundesliga. The coaches of Sturm Graz […]

Tottenham Attendance Figures 2017-18 Home Fixtures | Spurs Wembley Crowds 17-18 Season

By | Dec 20, 2017

Here are Tottenham Hotspur’s attendances for the 2017/2018 season, including home games in the Premiership, Champions League and all Cup competitions. With THFC moving to Wembley full time in 2017/18, they are now the club with the second highest average attendance in the Premier League (Manchester United are first), moving above the likes of Arsenal, […]

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