Monday, June 25, 2018

Slake’s Soliloquy: Henderson, From Average to Underrated

Jordan Henderson has always been considered an average English footballer. His first two years at Liverpool cemented this perception of him as that. Not even a near-excellent 2013/2014 could change that in the minds of many. After all, it has become accepted opinion that Luis Suarez, that season, simply made everyone around him better. Truthfully, that is a valid...

Golden Boy: Is Martial Really THAT Good?

A look at Anthony Martial and his performances in his debut season at Manchester United shows why the club felt justified to spend £36 million (minus add-ons) on the former Monaco forward. Clean strikes from ridiculous difficult positions, movement & dribbles that would confuse any EPL defensive stalwart, and a killer mentality to boot. It was almost a given...

Slake’s Soliloquy: Who Is The Best Goal Keeper In The Premier League?

I am going to begin with a disclaimer: Stats do not tell the whole story. Do not form opinions solely on numbers. Statistics are just objective data (without hype that affects perception) used to back up subjective opinions, and nothing more. Now, statistics may not tell the whole story but what they do tell is a part of the story;...

5 EPL Deadball Specialists To Watch This Season

Corners. Free-kicks. Penalties. An acclaimed trio of specially attempted shots. Call them set-pieces (or dead balls if that rolls better off your tongue.) No one can contest the beauty they add to the game and that’s aside the goal advantage they offer. Almost 45% of all Premier League goals last season came from dead balls. This means more English clubs...
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