Archive for December 2011

Brisbane ends losing streak

Saturday, 31st December 2011 10:52pm
The A-League round 13 produced 12 goals with home teams scoring 6 and the away teams scoring 6.

6 goals were scored in the first half whilst 6 were scored after half-time.

Brisbane Roar ended its losing streak after beating Melbourne Victory 3-1 at Suncorp Stadium.

The Roar had gone five matches without a point.

It was also a good round for Adelaide as they beat poor travellers Wellington Phoenix 2-nil at Hindmarsh.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played66
Home wins3248.5
Away wins1725.8
Drawn1725.8
Goalless draws69.1
Goals177
Goals/game2.7
First half goals8346.9
Second half goals9453.1
Home team goals 10458.8
Away team goals7341.2

delicious delicious | digg digg

Category: A-League | Comments : 0


Finals hope: Newcastle vs Perth Glory

Friday, 30th December 2011 4:25pm
The Newcastle Jets and Perth Glory will play each other in A-League's round 13 with the two teams separated by goal difference.

The Glory with a -7 goal difference are in seventh place and a place below them is their hosts.

Both teams are still in a good position to reach the finals but a victory here will a go a long way is it will be against direct opponents for a finals place.

The Glory are coming from a 3-1 loss at home against the Central Coast Mariners

The Jets were humiliated 5-2 in their last match by the Wellington Phoenix.

That match was away and now they are playing at home where they have won four matches and lost twice.

The Jets have got the third best home record with the Phoenix and Brisbane Roar having the better records.

The Glory have so far won just once away from the nib Stadium and they will be keen to make it two and move to the top half of the table depending on other results.

Its possible that the loser of this match could the year on the foot of the table if both Gold Coast United and Adelaide United win their matches.

Here is some stats for the two teams so far:

Newcastle JetsPerth Glory
Rank87
Played1212
Points1313
Drawn11
Won44
Lost77
Goal difference-8-7
Clean sheets33
Failed to score44
Goals scored1411
Goals conceded2218
Ave. goals scored1.20.9
Ave. goals conceded1.81.5
Biggest winNewcastle Jets 2 - 0 Perth Glory
Newcastle Jets 3 - 1 Melb Victory
Perth Glory 2 - 0 Gold Coast
Biggest lossMelb Heart 3 - 0 Newcastle Jets
Wellington Phoenix 5 - 2 Newcastle Jets
Brisbane Roar 4 - 0 Perth Glory
Scored 3 or more20
Conceded 3 or more32
Scored 5 or more00
Conceded 5 or more10
Home matches
Played66
Points129
Drawn00
Won43
Lost23
Goal difference40
Goals scored116
Goals conceded76
Ave. goals scored1.81.0
Ave. goals conceded1.21.0
Away matches
Played66
Points14
Drawn11
Won01
Lost54
Goal difference-12-7
Goals scored35
Goals conceded1512
Ave. goals scored0.50.8
Ave. goals conceded2.52.0

delicious delicious | digg digg

Category: A-League | Comments : 0


Sixth vs Seventh: Liverpool vs Newcastle

Friday, 30th December 2011 3:55pm
The first match of round 19 of the English Premiership will see sixth placed Liverpool take on Newcastle United who are a place and a point behind them.

Liverpool are coming from a home draw against bottom side Blackburn Rovers whilst the Magpies were back to winning ways as they beat Bolton Wanderers away from home.

A win is crucial for both teams as a draw will leave them in their current positions.

A win could take Liverpool as high as fifth depending on Arsenal's result whilst for the visitors a win will take above their hosts.

Here is some stats for the two teams so far this season:


LiverpoolNewcastle
Rank67
Played1818
Points3130
Drawn76
Won88
Lost34
Goal difference73
Clean sheets76
Failed to score54
Goals scored2125
Goals conceded1422
Ave. goals scored1.21.4
Ave. goals conceded0.81.2
Biggest winArsenal 0 - 2 Liverpool
Liverpool 3 - 1 Bolton
Everton 0 - 2 Liverpool
W Brom 0 - 2 Liverpool
Aston Villa 0 - 2 Liverpool
Newcastle 3 - 1 Blackburn
Stoke 1 - 3 Newcastle
Bolton 0 - 2 Newcastle
Biggest lossTottenham 4 - 0 Liverpool
Newcastle 0 - 3 Chelsea
Scored 3 or more12
Conceded 3 or more14
Scored 5 or more00
Conceded 5 or more00
Home matches
Played99
Points1515
Drawn63
Won34
Lost02
Goal difference41
Goals scored1112
Goals conceded711
Ave. goals scored1.21.3
Ave. goals conceded0.81.2
Away matches
Played99
Points1615
Drawn13
Won54
Lost32
Goal difference32
Goals scored1013
Goals conceded711
Ave. goals scored1.11.4
Ave. goals conceded0.81.2
Recent Matches
SeasonRoundTeamGoalsTeamGoals
2007/8 14Newcastle0Liverpool3
2007/8 29Liverpool3Newcastle0
2008/9 20Newcastle1Liverpool5
2008/9 35Liverpool3Newcastle0
2010/11 17Newcastle3Liverpool1
2010/11 35Liverpool3Newcastle0

delicious delicious | digg digg

Category: English Premiership | Comments : 0


EPL round 18 goals review

Wednesday, 28th December 2011 8:28am
The English Premier League round 18 produced 19 goals with home teams scoring 10 and the away teams scoring 9.

7 goals were scored in the first half whilst 12 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played179
Home wins7441.3
Away wins5933.0
Drawn4625.7
Goalless draws158.4
Goals509
Goals/game2.8
First half goals22343.8
Second half goals28656.2
Home team goals 27854.6
Away team goals23145.4

delicious delicious | digg digg

Category: English Premiership | Comments : 0


Draws dominate Boxing Day fixtures

Tuesday, 27th December 2011 11:11pm
Out of the seven Boxing Day fixtures, five of them were drawn with only Manchester United and Newcastle United winning.

In the first fixture of the day Chelsea had the second consecutive one-all draw after drawing with Fulham.

Leaders Manchester City were held to a surprising goalless draw by West Bromwich Albion whilst Stoke and Aston Villa also played another goalless draw.

The two winners Man United and Newcastle won 5-nil and 2-nil respectively.

Below is a table showing only the points and goals from drawn matches for each team:


TeamPlayedGoals ForPoints
Aston Villa 18 68
Fulham 18 57
Liverpool 18 57
Newcastle 18 46
Norwich City 17 96
Sunderland 18 66
Swansea City 17 26
Blackburn 18 95
Wigan 18 55
Chelsea 18 34
Queens Park Rangers 17 34
Stoke City 18 24
West Bromwich Albion 18 34
Everton 17 43
Manchester City 18 33
Manchester United 18 33
Wolverhampton Wanderers 17 43
Arsenal 17 12
Tottenham 16 32
Bolton 18 00

Villa has drawn the most and Bolton are still to settle for a draw after 18 matches.


delicious delicious | digg digg

Category: English Premiership | Comments : 0


Gold Coast off the bottom after derby win

Monday, 26th December 2011 9:38pm
The A-League round 12 produced 21 goals with home teams scoring 12 and the away teams scoring 9.

8 goals were scored in the first half whilst 13 were scored after half-time.

The Gold Coast United moved off the foot of the table after beating near neighbours Brisbane Roar.

This was the Roar's fifth consecutive loss but they still remain third on the table.

In another derby match, Melbourne Heart beat the Victory to go second on the table.

John Kosmina started his second stint with Adelaide with a two-all away draw but his team anchor the table after the Gold Coast Queensland derby win over the Roar.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played61
Home wins3049.2
Away wins1626.2
Drawn1524.6
Goalless draws58.2
Goals165
Goals/game2.7
First half goals7746.7
Second half goals8853.3
Home team goals 9859.4
Away team goals6740.6

delicious delicious | digg digg

Category: A-League | Comments : 0


Atletico turns to Simeone

Monday, 26th December 2011 8:55am
Atletico Madrid has appointed Diego Simeone to replace Gregorio Manzano who was sacked last week.

Atletico currently lie tenth on the table after just five wins from 16 matches.

Atletico has the worst away record in the league having collected just one point from seven matches.

Here is some of the stats for Manzano's Atletico:

CategoryStat
Rank10
Played16
Points19
Won5
Drawn4
Lost7
Goal difference-4
Clean sheets5
Failed to score7
Goals scored23
Goals conceded27
Ave. goals scored1.4
Ave. goals conceded1.7
Biggest winAtletico 4 - 0 R Santander
Atletico 4 - 0 Sporting Gijon
Biggest lossBarcelona 5 - 0 Atletico
Scored 3 or more5
Conceded 3 or more5
Scored 5 or more0
Conceded 5 or more1
Home matches
Played9
Points18
Won5
Drawn3
Lost1
Goal difference11
Goals scored18
Goals conceded7
Ave. goals scored2.0
Ave. goals conceded0.8
Away matches
Played7
Points1
Won0
Drawn1
Lost6
Goal difference-15
Goals scored5
Goals conceded20
Ave. goals scored0.7
Ave. goals conceded2.9

delicious delicious | digg digg

Category: La Liga | Comments : 0


Man City, United maintain grip at the top

Friday, 23rd December 2011 9:04am
The English Premier League round 17 produced 31 goals with home teams scoring 13 and the away teams scoring 18.

The champions Manchester United were the biggest winners in the round with a 5-nil win away to Fulham.

Manchester City managed to beat Stoke City 3-nil to maintain their two point lead at the top and enter into the Boxing Day matches as leaders.

It was even better news for the Manchester teams with Tottenham Hotspurs and Chelsea drawing one-all in the last match of the round.

Liverpool had a good chance to get three points but could only manage a goalless draw against Wigan.

The biggest match of the round was probably the encounter between Blackburn Rovers and Bolton which was won 2-1 by Bolton and confine Rovers to the foot of the table.

16 goals were scored in the first half whilst 15 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played169
Home wins7343.2
Away wins5733.7
Drawn3923.1
Goalless draws137.7
Goals490
Goals/game2.9
First half goals21644.1
Second half goals27455.9
Home team goals 26854.7
Away team goals22245.3

delicious delicious | digg digg

Category: English Premiership | Comments : 1


Second installment: Heart vs Victory

Friday, 23rd December 2011 8:28am
The second installment of this season's Melbourne derby will take place at Aami Park in round 12

Melbourne Heart are currently in fourth place whilst the Victory are one place down.

A victory for the Heart will see them open a six point gap with their rivals and move into third place.

The first match the two two teams played this season ended in a a goalless draw.

That match was at the Etihad Stadium where the Victory have drawn every match but on the other hand have won every match so far played at Aami Park.

Here is some of the stats for the two teams so far this season:


The Melbourne Derby
HeartVictory
Rank45
Played1111
Points1815
Drawn36
Won53
Lost32
Goal difference31
Clean sheets33
Failed to score14
Goals scored1614
Goals conceded1313
Ave. goals scored1.51.3
Ave. goals conceded1.21.2
Biggest winMelb Heart 3 - 0 Newcastle Jets
Melb Victory 3 - 1 Wellington Phoenix
Biggest lossCentral Coast Mariners 3 - 1 Melb Heart
Newcastle Jets 3 - 1 Melb Victory
Scored 3 or more12
Conceded 3 or more21
Scored 5 or more00
Conceded 5 or more00
Home matches
Played47
Points711
Drawn15
Won22
Lost10
Goal difference33
Goals scored611
Goals conceded38
Ave. goals scored1.51.6
Ave. goals conceded0.81.1
Away matches
Played74
Points114
Drawn21
Won31
Lost22
Goal difference0-2
Goals scored103
Goals conceded105
Ave. goals scored1.40.8
Ave. goals conceded1.41.3
Recent Matches
SeasonRoundTeamGoalsTeamGoals
2010/11 9Melbourne Heart2Melbourne Victory1
2010/11 18Melbourne Heart1Melbourne Victory3
2010/11 24Melbourne Victory2Melbourne Heart2
2011/12 3Melbourne Victory0Melbourne Heart0

delicious delicious | digg digg

Category: A-League | Comments : 0


Third vs Fourth: Spurs vs Chelsea

Thursday, 22nd December 2011 11:05pm
The last fixture of round 17 will see third placed Tottenham Hotspurs take on Chelsea who are just a place below them on the table.

This battle of London teams will see two teams separated by two points fight it to be in third place going into the busy Christmas schedule.

Spurs are coming from a win over Sunderland in round 16 whilst Chelsea came from a draw over the weekend against Wigan.

Spurs have a game in hand and a win here will create a five points between them and Chelsea and Arsenal.

A win for Chelsea will see them take over third place.

Here are some of the stats for the two teams so far this season:


TottenhamChelsea
Rank34
Played1516
Points3432
Drawn12
Won1110
Lost34
Goal difference1315
Clean sheets54
Failed to score12
Goals scored3134
Goals conceded1819
Ave. goals scored2.12.1
Ave. goals conceded1.21.2
Biggest winTottenham 4 - 0 Liverpool
Bolton 1 - 5 Chelsea
Biggest lossTottenham 1 - 5 Man City
Man United 3 - 1 Chelsea
Chelsea 3 - 5 Arsenal
Scored 3 or more57
Conceded 3 or more22
Scored 5 or more01
Conceded 5 or more11
Home matches
Played78
Points1818
Drawn00
Won66
Lost12
Goal difference99
Goals scored1621
Goals conceded712
Ave. goals scored2.32.6
Ave. goals conceded1.01.5
Away matches
Played88
Points1614
Drawn12
Won54
Lost22
Goal difference46
Goals scored1513
Goals conceded117
Ave. goals scored1.91.6
Ave. goals conceded1.40.9
Recent Matches
SeasonRoundTeamGoalsTeamGoals
2007/8 22Chelsea2Tottenham0
2007/8 30Tottenham4Chelsea4
2008/9 3Chelsea1Tottenham1
2008/9 30Tottenham1Chelsea0
2009/10 6Chelsea3Tottenham0
2009/10 35Tottenham2Chelsea1
2010/11 17Tottenham1Chelsea1
2010/11 35Chelsea2Tottenham1

delicious delicious | digg digg

Category: English Premiership | Comments : 1


Milan takes pole position as Juve draws

Thursday, 22nd December 2011 8:49am
The Serie A round 1 produced 31 goals with home teams scoring 19 and the away teams scoring 12.

This round was supposed to be the first round of the season.

Defending champions AC Milan have now taken top place on the table after Juventus played a goalless draw against Udinese.

Udinese is sitting third place, two points behind the leaders who are separated by goal difference.

19 goals were scored in the first half whilst 12 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played160
Home wins7245.0
Away wins4025.0
Drawn4830.0
Goalless draws2012.5
Goals389
Goals/game2.4
First half goals16141.4
Second half goals22858.6
Home team goals 23359.9
Away team goals15640.1

delicious delicious | digg digg

Category: Serie A | Comments : 0


Relegation six pointer: Blackburn vs Bolton

Tuesday, 20th December 2011 6:49pm
In the midweek round 17 of the English Premiership, the two bottom teams Blackburn Rovers and Bolton Wanderers meet each other.

The two teams are separated by just one point and a win here is very important for each team.

Bolton have won three matches so far and they are the only team in the whole league without a draw.

On the other hand Blackburn has won just twice and have four draws.

A win here for either team will still leave them in the relegation zone by the end of the round but they will be closer to the other teams.

Here are some of stats for the two teams so far:



BlackburnBolton
Rank1920
Played1616
Points109
Drawn40
Won23
Lost1013
Goal difference-13-18
Clean sheets02
Failed to score36
Goals scored2320
Goals conceded3638
Ave. goals scored1.41.3
Ave. goals conceded2.32.4
Biggest winBlackburn 4 - 2 Swansea
Bolton 5 - 0 Stoke
Biggest lossBlackburn 0 - 4 Man City
Bolton 0 - 5 Man United
Scored 3 or more43
Conceded 3 or more77
Scored 5 or more01
Conceded 5 or more02
Home matches
Played88
Points63
Drawn00
Won21
Lost67
Goal difference-6-11
Goals scored1110
Goals conceded1721
Ave. goals scored1.41.3
Ave. goals conceded2.12.6
Away matches
Played88
Points46
Drawn40
Won02
Lost46
Goal difference-7-7
Goals scored1210
Goals conceded1917
Ave. goals scored1.51.3
Ave. goals conceded2.42.1
Recent Matches
SeasonRoundTeamGoalsTeamGoals
2007/8 22Bolton1Blackburn2
2007/8 27Blackburn4Bolton1
2008/9 8Bolton0Blackburn0
2008/9 23Blackburn2Bolton2
2009/10 13Bolton0Blackburn2
2009/10 27Blackburn3Bolton0
2010/11 17Bolton2Blackburn1
2010/11 35Blackburn1Bolton0

delicious delicious | digg digg

Category: English Premiership | Comments : 0


La Liga round 17 goals review

Monday, 19th December 2011 12:41pm
The La Liga round 17 produced 27 goals with home teams scoring 12 and the away teams scoring 15.

12 goals were scored in the first half whilst 15 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played159
Home wins7949.7
Away wins3924.5
Drawn4125.8
Goalless draws1911.9
Goals420
Goals/game2.6
First half goals18644.3
Second half goals23455.7
Home team goals 25961.7
Away team goals16138.3

delicious delicious | digg digg

Category: La Liga | Comments : 0


Serie A round 16 goals review

Monday, 19th December 2011 12:40pm
The Serie A round 16 produced 30 goals with home teams scoring 18 and the away teams scoring 12.

9 goals were scored in the first half whilst 21 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played150
Home wins6946.0
Away wins3825.3
Drawn4328.7
Goalless draws1711.3
Goals358
Goals/game2.4
First half goals14239.7
Second half goals21660.3
Home team goals 21459.8
Away team goals14440.2

delicious delicious | digg digg

Category: Serie A | Comments : 0


EPL round 16 goals review

Monday, 19th December 2011 12:37pm
The English Premier League round 16 produced 18 goals with home teams scoring 8 and the away teams scoring 10.

7 goals were scored in the first half whilst 11 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played159
Home wins7144.7
Away wins5232.7
Drawn3622.6
Goalless draws127.5
Goals459
Goals/game2.9
First half goals20043.6
Second half goals25956.4
Home team goals 25555.6
Away team goals20444.4

delicious delicious | digg digg

Category: English Premiership | Comments : 0


Bundesliga round 17 goals review

Monday, 19th December 2011 12:35pm
The Bundesliga round 17 produced 24 goals with home teams scoring 14 and the away teams scoring 10.

10 goals were scored in the first half whilst 14 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played153
Home wins7146.4
Away wins4328.1
Drawn3925.5
Goalless draws63.9
Goals438
Goals/game2.9
First half goals19143.6
Second half goals24756.4
Home team goals 26460.3
Away team goals17439.7

delicious delicious | digg digg

Category: Bundesliga | Comments : 0


Coolen out as Kosmina returns to Hindmarsh

Monday, 19th December 2011 12:33pm
Adelaide United have re-installed former coach John Kosmina as head coach after parting ways with Rini Coolen.

Coolen's Adelaide were second from the bottom and lost a cumulative 7-nil from their last two home matches.

The latest loss on Friday was a loss to rock-bottom Gold Coast United and now Gold Coast is just a point behind United.

Here is some stats for Coolen's Adelaide:

Coolen's Adelaide
Played11
Points10
Won2
Drawn4
Lost5
Goal difference-13
Clean sheets2
Failed to score4
Goals scored8
Goals conceded21
Ave. goals scored0.7
Ave. goals conceded1.9
Biggest winAdelaide Utd 1 - 0 Melb Victory
Adelaide Utd 2 - 1 Gold Coast
Biggest lossBrisbane Roar 7 - 1 Adelaide Utd
Scored 3 or more0
Conceded 3 or more3
Scored 5 or more0
Conceded 5 or more1
Home matches
Played7
Points8
Won2
Drawn2
Lost3
Goal difference-6
Goals scored5
Goals conceded11
Ave. goals scored0.7
Ave. goals conceded1.6
Away matches
Played4
Points2
Won0
Drawn2
Lost2
Goal difference-7
Goals scored3
Goals conceded10
Ave. goals scored0.8
Ave. goals conceded2.5

delicious delicious | digg digg

Category: A-League | Comments : 0


Away sides dominate as Roar loses again

Sunday, 18th December 2011 7:05pm
The A-League round 11 produced 16 goals with home teams scoring 6 and the away teams scoring 10.

Melbourne Victory was the only home team to win its match as it beat Wellington Phoenix 3-1 at Aami Park.

That was the last fixture of the round but in the first four all the home teams lost.

This included Brisbane Roar who lost their fourth consecutive fixture and dropped to second on the table for the first time this season.

The Central Coast Mariners have now taken pole position and the Melbourne Heart maintained its third place.

The Heart won for the first time in Perth as they beat Perth Glory 2-1 with a late strike.

10 goals were scored in the first half whilst 6 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played56
Home wins2748.2
Away wins1526.8
Drawn1425.0
Goalless draws58.9
Goals144
Goals/game2.6
First half goals6947.9
Second half goals7552.1
Home team goals 8659.7
Away team goals5840.3

delicious delicious | digg digg

Category: A-League | Comments : 0


Gunners draw AC Milan

Sunday, 18th December 2011 12:16am
Arsenal were paired with AC Milan in the UEFA Cup Champions League round of 16.

As winners of their group the Gunners will get to host the second leg.

Also drawn against a Serie A team were Chelsea who were drawn up against Napoli the team that came through from Manchester City's group.

The defending champions Barcelona will face Bundesliga's Bayer Leverskusen.

The rest of the draw is as follows:


Lyon v APOEL
Napoli v Chelsea
AC Milan v Arsenal
Basel v Bayern Munich
Bayer Leverkusen v Barcelona
CSKA Moscow v Real Madrid
Zenit St Petersburg Benfica
Marseille v Inter Milan
The team named first will host the first leg.


delicious delicious | digg digg

Category: Champions League | Comments : 0


Top of the table clash: Roar vs Mariners

Saturday, 17th December 2011 8:24am
In round 11 of the A-League, the top two teams Brisbane Roar and Central Coast Mariners will clash.

The Roar has a superior goal difference and hence are in pole position but the team in top form is the Mariners.

The Roar has lost the last three matches and they meet a team in top form.

A fourth loss in a row for the Roar is quite possible and something unthinkable just three weeks ago.

Here is some of the stats so far:


Brisbane RoarCentral Coast Mariners
Position12
Played1110
Points2020
Drawn22
Won66
Lost32
Goal difference129
Clean sheets43
Failed to score23
Goals scored2317
Goals conceded118
Ave. goals scored2.11.7
Ave. goals conceded1.00.8
Biggest winBrisbane Roar 7 - 1 Adelaide Utd
Adelaide Utd 0 - 4 Central Coast Mariners
Biggest lossSydney 2 - 0 Brisbane Roar
Wellington Phoenix 2 - 0 Brisbane Roar
Brisbane Roar 1 - 0 Central Coast Mariners
Newcastle Jets 1 - 0 Central Coast Mariners
Scored 3 or more33
Conceded 3 or more00
Scored 5 or more10
Conceded 5 or more00
Home matches
Played65
Points1311
Drawn12
Won43
Lost10
Goal difference135
Goals scored178
Goals conceded43
Ave. goals scored2.81.6
Ave. goals conceded0.70.6
Away matches
Played55
Points79
Drawn10
Won23
Lost22
Goal difference-14
Goals scored69
Goals conceded75
Ave. goals scored1.21.8
Ave. goals conceded1.41.0

delicious delicious | digg digg

Category: A-League | Comments : 0


Roar's losing streak continues

Wednesday, 14th December 2011 7:46pm
The A-League round 10 produced 10 goals with home teams scoring 7 and the away teams scoring 3.

In this round the defending champions Brisbane Roar played two matches and lost both.

They have now lost three matches in a row after first losing to Sydney FC in round 9.

In a way the Roar seem to be establishing a new losing streak after going for 36 matches without losing.

4 goals were scored in the first half whilst 6 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played51
Home wins2651.0
Away wins1121.6
Drawn1427.5
Goalless draws59.8
Goals128
Goals/game2.5
First half goals5946.1
Second half goals6953.9
Home team goals 8062.5
Away team goals4837.5

delicious delicious | digg digg

Category: A-League | Comments : 0


Serie A round 15 goals review

Wednesday, 14th December 2011 9:03am
The Serie A round 15 produced 24 goals with home teams scoring 11 and the away teams scoring 13.

7 goals were scored in the first half whilst 17 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played140
Home wins6445.7
Away wins3625.7
Drawn4028.6
Goalless draws1712.1
Goals328
Goals/game2.3
First half goals13340.5
Second half goals19559.5
Home team goals 19659.8
Away team goals13240.2

delicious delicious | digg digg

Category: Serie A | Comments : 0


Chelsea overcomes Man City

Tuesday, 13th December 2011 8:54am
The English Premier League round 15 produced 30 goals with home teams scoring 20 and the away teams scoring 10.

13 goals were scored in the first half whilst 17 were scored after half-time.

The last match of this round saw Chelsea beat previously unbeaten Manchester City.

Man City still stay top of the table but their lead at the top has been reduced to just two points.

In second place is Manchester United and in third place is Chelsea.

Despite losing to Stoke 2-1, Tottenham Hotspurs still occupy fourth place.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played149
Home wins6845.6
Away wins4832.2
Drawn3322.1
Goalless draws117.4
Goals441
Goals/game3.0
First half goals19343.8
Second half goals24856.2
Home team goals 24756.0
Away team goals19444.0

delicious delicious | digg digg

Category: English Premiership | Comments : 1


Barca closes gap on Real

Monday, 12th December 2011 12:25pm
The La Liga round 16 produced 26 goals with home teams scoring 13 and the away teams scoring 13.

The key match of the round was the El Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Barca went into with just two away wins and Real with a perfect home record and when Real scored in the first minute of the match it looked like they were going to extend their perfect record at home.

The result means that Barca are on equal points with Real but having played one extra match.

Assuming that Real wins its game in hand, they will go three points ahead.

10 goals were scored in the first half whilst 16 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played150
Home wins7550.0
Away wins3523.3
Drawn4026.7
Goalless draws1812.0
Goals393
Goals/game2.6
First half goals17444.3
Second half goals21955.7
Home team goals 24762.8
Away team goals14637.2

delicious delicious | digg digg

Category: La Liga | Comments : 0


Bundesliga round 16 goals review

Monday, 12th December 2011 8:47am
The Bundesliga round 16 produced 20 goals with home teams scoring 12 and the away teams scoring 8.

10 goals were scored in the first half whilst 10 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played143
Home wins6746.9
Away wins4128.7
Drawn3524.5
Goalless draws64.2
Goals412
Goals/game2.9
First half goals18143.9
Second half goals23156.1
Home team goals 24960.4
Away team goals16339.6

delicious delicious | digg digg

Category: Bundesliga | Comments : 0


El Clasico part one: Real vs Barca

Saturday, 10th December 2011 7:05pm
Real Madrid and Barcelona meet in the first El Clasico of the season at the Bernabeau in La Liga's round 16.

At the moment Real leads Barca by three points but Real has a game in hand.

A win for Real will see them create a six point buffer and its good for the head-to-head at the end of the season.

A win for Barca will see them level with their rivals and will create hope of catching them as they still have to come to the Nou Camp.

Real has a 100% home record from its matches at home whilst Barca has so far struggled on the road.

Barca has won only two matches out of six away from home. The other three were drawn and one was lost.

Here are some of the stats for the two teams so far:


Real MadridBarcelona
Rank12
Played1415
Points3734
Drawn14
Won1210
Lost11
Goal difference3940
Clean sheets711
Failed to score22
Goals scored4947
Goals conceded107
Ave. goals scored3.53.1
Ave. goals conceded0.70.5
Biggest winZaragoza 0 - 6 Real Madrid
Real Madrid 7 - 1 Osasuna
Barcelona 8 - 0 Osasuna
Biggest lossLevante 1 - 0 Real Madrid
Getafe 1 - 0 Barcelona
Scored 3 or more118
Conceded 3 or more00
Scored 5 or more35
Conceded 5 or more00
Home matches
Played69
Points1825
Drawn01
Won68
Lost00
Goal difference2139
Goals scored2839
Goals conceded70
Ave. goals scored4.74.3
Ave. goals conceded1.20.0
Away matches
Played86
Points199
Drawn13
Won62
Lost11
Goal difference181
Goals scored218
Goals conceded37
Ave. goals scored2.61.3
Ave. goals conceded0.41.2
Recent Matches
SeasonRoundTeamGoalsTeamGoals
2009/10 12Barcelona1Real Madrid0
2009/10 31Real Madrid0Barcelona2
2010/11 13Barcelona5Real Madrid0
2010/11 32Real Madrid1Barcelona1
2010/11 14Barcelona1Real Madrid1

delicious delicious | digg digg

Category: La Liga | Comments : 0


Manchesters clubs dumped into Europa

Thursday, 8th December 2011 9:38pm
The two Manchester clubs, City and United have failed to qualify for the Champions League knockout stage and will now play in the Europa League.

Both teams finished third in their groups and for that they get to join the knockout phase of the second tier European competition.

Meanwhile Real Madrid finished the group phase with a perfect record having won all their group matches.

Barcelona's draw against AC Milan means that they dropped two points.

Chelsea's 3-nil win over Valencia ensured that they won the group and Valencia will now play in the Europa Cup.

Villarreal, Otelul Galati and Dinamo Zagreb finished without recording a single point.

Genk drew all its home matches despite heavy defeats on the road.

Here is a table that puts all the teams in one big table:


TeamPlayedWonDrawLostForAgainstGDPts
Real Madrid 6 6 00 192 1718
Barcelona 6 5 10 205 1516
Bayern Munich 6 4 11 116 513
Benfica 6 3 30 84 412
Chelsea 6 3 21 134 911
Napoli 6 3 21 106 411
Basel 6 3 21 1110 111
Arsenal 6 3 21 76 111
Man City 6 3 12 96 310
Marseille 6 3 12 74 310
Inter Milan 6 3 12 87 110
Leverkusen 6 3 12 88 010
AC Milan 6 2 31 118 39
Man United 6 2 31 118 39
Olympiakos 6 3 03 86 29
Zenit 6 2 31 75 29
Apoel 6 2 31 66 09
Valencia 6 2 22 127 58
Lyon 6 2 22 97 28
CSKA Moscow 6 2 22 98 18
FC Porto 6 2 22 77 08
Ajax 6 2 22 66 08
Trabzonspor 6 1 41 35 -27
Lille 6 1 32 66 06
Shakhtar Donetsk 6 1 23 68 -25
Plzen 6 1 23 511 -65
Dortmund 6 1 14 612 -64
Genk 6 0 33 216 -143
BATE 6 0 24 214 -122
Otelul 6 0 06 311 -80
Villarreal 6 0 06 214 -120
Dinamo Zagreb 6 0 06 322 -190

delicious delicious | digg digg

Category: Champions League | Comments : 0


UCL round 6 goals review

Thursday, 8th December 2011 8:44am
The UEFA Champions League round 6 produced 46 goals with home teams scoring 22 and the away teams scoring 24.

16 goals were scored in the first half whilst 30 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played96
Home wins4142.7
Away wins2728.1
Drawn2829.2
Goalless draws88.3
Goals255
Goals/game2.7
First half goals11946.7
Second half goals13653.3
Home team goals 14456.5
Away team goals11143.5

delicious delicious | digg digg

Category: Champions League | Comments : 0


EPL round 14 goals review

Tuesday, 6th December 2011 8:58am
The English Premier League round 14 produced 30 goals with home teams scoring 16 and the away teams scoring 14.

11 goals were scored in the first half whilst 19 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played139
Home wins6043.2
Away wins4633.1
Drawn3323.7
Goalless draws117.9
Goals411
Goals/game3.0
First half goals18043.8
Second half goals23156.2
Home team goals 22755.2
Away team goals18444.8

delicious delicious | digg digg

Category: English Premiership | Comments : 0


La Liga round 15 goals review

Tuesday, 6th December 2011 8:57am
The La Liga round 15 produced 30 goals with home teams scoring 21 and the away teams scoring 9.

14 goals were scored in the first half whilst 16 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played140
Home wins7150.7
Away wins3222.9
Drawn3726.4
Goalless draws1812.9
Goals367
Goals/game2.6
First half goals16444.7
Second half goals20355.3
Home team goals 23463.8
Away team goals13336.2

delicious delicious | digg digg

Category: La Liga | Comments : 0


Serie A round 14 goals review

Tuesday, 6th December 2011 8:57am
The Serie A round 14 produced 19 goals with home teams scoring 13 and the away teams scoring 6.

8 goals were scored in the first half whilst 11 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played129
Home wins6248.1
Away wins3224.8
Drawn3527.1
Goalless draws1612.4
Goals304
Goals/game2.4
First half goals12641.4
Second half goals17858.6
Home team goals 18560.9
Away team goals11939.1

delicious delicious | digg digg

Category: Serie A | Comments : 0


Bundesliga round 15 goals review

Monday, 5th December 2011 8:30am
The Bundesliga round 15 produced 27 goals with home teams scoring 18 and the away teams scoring 9.

13 goals were scored in the first half whilst 14 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played134
Home wins6447.8
Away wins3828.4
Drawn3223.9
Goalless draws43.0
Goals392
Goals/game2.9
First half goals17143.6
Second half goals22156.4
Home team goals 23760.5
Away team goals15539.5

delicious delicious | digg digg

Category: Bundesliga | Comments : 0


Fourth vs fifth: Newcastle vs Chelsea

Saturday, 3rd December 2011 6:05pm
Fourth placed Newcastle United will face fifth placed Chelsea in round 14 of the English Premier League.

The two teams are separated by a single point and the winner of this round will climb to third after the match.

Newcastle are still to lose at home whilst Chelsea have so far lost twice on the draw.

A draw would suit the chasing pack behind the two teams with both Liverpool and Arsenal just two points behind.

Last season this fixture ended in a one-all draw.

Here are some of the stats for the two teams so far:



NewcastleChelsea
Played1313
Points2625
Drawn51
Won78
Lost14
Goal difference711
Clean sheets43
Failed to score22
Goals scored1928
Goals conceded1217
Ave. goals scored1.52.2
Ave. goals conceded0.91.3
Biggest winNewcastle 3 - 1 Blackburn
Stoke 1 - 3 Newcastle
Bolton 1 - 5 Chelsea
Biggest lossMan City 3 - 1 Newcastle
Man United 3 - 1 Chelsea
Chelsea 3 - 5 Arsenal
Scored 3 or more26
Conceded 3 or more12
Scored 5 or more01
Conceded 5 or more01
Home matches
Played67
Points1415
Drawn20
Won45
Lost02
Goal difference58
Goals scored1019
Goals conceded511
Ave. goals scored1.72.7
Ave. goals conceded0.81.6
Away matches
Played76
Points1210
Drawn31
Won33
Lost12
Goal difference23
Goals scored99
Goals conceded76
Ave. goals scored1.31.5
Ave. goals conceded1.01.0
Recent Matches
SeasonRoundTeamGoalsTeamGoals
2007/8 20Chelsea2Newcastle1
2007/8 37Newcastle0Chelsea2
2008/9 14Chelsea0Newcastle0
2008/9 31Newcastle0Chelsea2
2010/11 15Newcastle1Chelsea1
2010/11 37Chelsea2Newcastle2

delicious delicious | digg digg

Category: English Premiership | Comments : 1


Spain grouped with Italy at Euro 2012

Saturday, 3rd December 2011 8:26am
The draw for the Euro 2012 has been made and in Group C Spain will be joined by Italy, Croatia and the Republic of Ireland.

This is one of the toughest groups in the tournament with current champions meeting the team they deposed from the throne Italy.

Ireland and Croatia both came through the qualifiers and will have nothing to lose and therefore they will cause a lot of problems for Spain and Italy.

Another tough looking group is Group B. Group B brings Holland, Portugal, Denmark and Germany together.

These tough groups will bring a lot of interest to the tournament and click here for some of the sites that will be following this tournament closely.

Here is the full draw:

Group A : Poland, Greece, Russia, Czech Republic
Group B : Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Portugal
Group C : Spain, Italy, Ireland, Croatia
Group D : Ukraine, England, France, England

delicious delicious | digg digg

Category: Euro 2012 | Comments : 2


Black Cats sack Bruce

Thursday, 1st December 2011 1:40pm
Sunderland has parted ways with its manager Steve Bruce after 13 games into the season.

The Black Cats have so far won one match at home and one away and have a total of eleven points.

The next match for Sunderland is against Wolverhampton Wanderers. The two teams are tied on the same points and a loss for either would potentially leave them in the relegation season.

Here is some of the stats for Bruce's 13 matches this season:


Bruce's Sunderland 2011/12
Played13
Points11
Won2
Drawn5
Lost6
Goal difference0
Clean sheets4
Failed to score4
Goals scored15
Goals conceded15
Ave. goals scored1.2
Ave. goals conceded1.2
Biggest winSunderland 4 - 0 Stoke
Biggest lossSunderland 0 - 1 Newcastle
Sunderland 1 - 2 Chelsea
Norwich 2 - 1 Sunderland
Arsenal 2 - 1 Sunderland
Man United 1 - 0 Sunderland
Sunderland 1 - 2 Wigan
Scored 3 or more1
Conceded 3 or more0
Scored 5 or more0
Conceded 5 or more0
Home matches
Played7
Points6
Won1
Drawn3
Lost3
Goal difference1
Goals scored10
Goals conceded9
Ave. goals scored1.4
Ave. goals conceded1.3
Away matches
Played6
Points5
Won1
Drawn2
Lost3
Goal difference-1
Goals scored5
Goals conceded6
Ave. goals scored0.8
Ave. goals conceded1.0


Whilst Sunderland may have lost six matches this season under Bruce, they never lost a match by more than a one goal margin.


delicious delicious | digg digg

Category: English Premiership | Comments : 0



Pages

Archives

March 2017(21)
February 2017(30)
January 2017(26)
December 2016(26)
November 2016(24)
October 2016(22)
September 2016(21)
August 2016(11)
July 2016(3)
June 2016(11)
May 2016(19)
April 2016(27)
March 2016(26)
February 2016(31)
January 2016(24)
December 2015(31)
November 2015(30)
October 2015(24)
September 2015(21)
August 2015(16)
July 2015(7)
June 2015(6)
May 2015(26)
April 2015(29)
March 2015(28)
February 2015(32)
January 2015(28)
December 2014(29)
November 2014(31)
October 2014(23)
September 2014(21)
August 2014(20)
July 2014(8)
June 2014(10)
May 2014(13)
April 2014(25)
March 2014(36)
February 2014(26)
January 2014(23)
December 2013(38)
November 2013(19)
October 2013(22)
September 2013(16)
August 2013(8)
July 2013(2)
June 2013(10)
May 2013(23)
April 2013(29)
March 2013(23)
February 2013(31)
January 2013(26)
December 2012(23)
November 2012(30)
October 2012(22)
September 2012(14)
August 2012(9)
July 2012(3)
June 2012(18)
May 2012(24)
April 2012(39)
March 2012(27)
February 2012(43)
January 2012(33)
December 2011(35)
November 2011(11)
October 2011(16)
September 2011(14)
August 2011(11)
July 2011(10)
June 2011(9)
May 2011(25)
April 2011(20)
March 2011(16)
February 2011(32)
January 2011(23)
December 2010(19)
November 2010(30)
October 2010(7)
September 2010(13)
August 2010(12)
July 2010(14)
June 2010(32)
May 2010(20)
April 2010(25)
March 2010(14)
February 2010(27)
January 2010(30)
December 2009(35)
November 2009(32)
October 2009(31)
September 2009(12)
August 2009(7)
July 2009(1)
June 2009(12)
May 2009(11)
April 2009(14)
March 2009(7)
February 2009(10)
January 2009(6)
December 2008(15)
November 2008(13)
October 2008(12)
September 2008(12)
August 2008(8)
July 2008(3)
June 2008(6)
May 2008(5)
April 2008(2)
March 2008(3)
February 2008(4)
January 2008(5)


Categories


Recent Postings


Recent Comments


Feeds

RSS2 feed


Links





tclogo



Looking for HOTELS?
Search 30+

sites at once!
Rates From
Beijing -
$15
Salzburg -
$20
Berlin -
7
Dubai -
$70
Ibiza -
11
Melbourne
$19
Milan -
33
Houston -
$33
Budapest -
9
Orlando -
$26
Salou -
23
Koln -
32