Why CIES data ranking clubs by the average age of their signings is not all it seems



By Tony Attwood There are lies, damn lies and statistics. Or so it is said (although usually without any data to back up such a claim). Ask a statistician however and he/she will tell you that there are statistics used properly and statistics used improperly or with incomplete data.   Football, sadly, is fully of …

Arsenal to change the line up for Sunderland game: the tactical preview.



  By Tony Attwood One of the things that fascinates me is that many people who pontificate on football (as I admit I do) often don’t look at the home and away form of the teams playing each other.  I think that if one does that one can begin to make more realistic predictions about …

Sunderland v Arsenal Saturday October 29th – The Match Officials. Expect serious fouls to go unpunished.



by Andrew Crawshaw Our officials for this weekend are :- Referee – Martin Atkinson – 45 years old, FIFA Accredited from West Yorkshire Assistant 1 – Steven Child – FIFA Accredited from Kent Assistant 2 – Stuart Burt – FIFA Accredited from Northamptonshire Fourth Official – Craig Pawson – 37 years old FIFA Accredited from …