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  1. No end in sight in the managerís sack race

    by , Yesterday at 04:04 PM (11v11 blog)
    By Steve Sands (AFS Contributor)

    Since Russ Wilcox's dismissal at Scunthorpe United on 8th October, somebody has cranked up the speed of the managerial merry-go-round and itís gone into overdrive.

    Itís less than twenty days since I wrote about the impatience that is rife within football resulting in the premature sacking of managers. It was written on the back of the axing of Wilcox, only months after he had set a world record for the longest unbeaten run at the beginning of a managerial reign.

    The Iron went 24 matches without defeat to best a longstanding record set by William Sudell at Preston North End way back as 1888-89.

    Next, Nigel Worthington parted company with York City, leaving a vacancy that Russ Wilcox quickly filled when ...

    Updated Yesterday at 08:25 PM by Veritas

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    Football statistics , Betting
  2. Euro 2012 squads all announced

    by , 29th May 2012 at 01:35 PM (11v11 blog)
    The Euro 2012 squads have all now been announced and we are in a position to calculate some of the stats.

    The youngest player at Euro 2012 will be Jetro Willems, currently of PSV, who is still 18. He is followed by two England players: Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and young keeper Jack Butland.

    However, the Germany squad is youngest on average with the oldest squad being the Russians followed by the Irish.

    The oldest player will be Kostas Chalkias who was a member of the famous winning squad of 2004. Amongst the OAPs are also Nikos Liberopoulos and Andriy Shevchenko.

    The oldest German is Polish-born Miroslav Klose who will be looking to add to his amazing tally of 63 goals in 115 games for Germany.

    Update: In the Netherlands ...
  3. Premier League Preview Stats 21-22 January 2012

    by , 18th January 2012 at 09:09 AM (11v11 blog)
    Barclays Premier League
    21 -22 January 2012

    Saturday 21 January

    Bolton Wanderers
    Liverpool


    • Liverpool have won all of their last ten meetings with Bolton Wanderers (all Premier League).
    • Bolton Wanderers have lost 15 games in the Premier League this season, one less than the whole of last season.
    • Liverpool have lost only two of their last 21 games in all competitions.


    Everton
    Blackburn Rovers


    • Everton have won four of the last six Premier League encounters with Blackburn Rovers at Goodison Park.
    • Everton have not scored in the first-half of their last ten Premier League games.
    • Blackburn Rovers have failed to go on to win any of the last 17 Premier League games when they have been level at half-time.
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  4. Premier League Preview Stats 30 December 2011 - 1 January 2012

    by , 29th December 2011 at 09:51 PM (11v11 blog)
    Barclays Premier League
    30 December 2011 Ė 1 January 2012
    Friday 30 December
    Liverpool Newcastle United

    • Newcastle United have lost all of their last three Premier League visits to Anfield by a 3-0 margin.
    • Liverpool have scored more than one goal in only one of their last five Premier League games.
    • In their last six Premier League games, Hatem Ben Arfaís opener at Bolton Wanderers on Boxing Day is the only goal scored for Newcastle United other than by Demba Ba.

    Saturday 31 December
    Arsenal Queens Park Rangers

    • Arsenal have won only two of their last 11 league and cup meetings against Queens Park Rangers.
    • Arsenal have failed to score
    ...
  5. 20,000th Premier League goal

    by , 19th December 2011 at 05:17 PM (11v11 blog)
    A major Premier League milestone is coming up with the 20,000th goal to be scored in the next two days. Thanks to AFS master statistician John Russell for the below list of previous goal milestones in the Premier league.

    It would be fitting for Robin Van Persie to score the 20,000th but whoever scores will be able to donate 20,000 pounds to the charity of their choice, courtesy of Barclays.

    1 Brian Deane Sheffield Utd v Man Utd 15/8/1992
    100 Eric Cantona Leeds Utd v Tottenham Hotspur 25/8/1992
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  6. 11v11 top ten football stats of the month: November 2011

    by , 30th November 2011 at 07:13 PM (11v11 blog)
    11v11 top ten football stats of the month
    November 2011


    We have a new regular feature on 11v11 - the top ten football stats stories of the month! Here are our selections for November:

    1. No Frenchmen for Arsenal
    In their game with Fulham at the Emirates Stadium on 26 November there was not one Frenchman in the Arsenal line-up for the first time since September 2005. In addition, including their three substitutes, Arsenal fielded a team of 14 different nationalities Ė a Premier League first.


    Since the start of the 2005-06 season Arsenal have fielded players from 26 different nationalities (40 since the inception of the Premier League) and this is their table of appearances:

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