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  1. Premier League Goal of the Week: Sunderland's goal by Kieran Richardson

    by , 7th December 2011 at 09:18 PM (11v11 blog)
    This week's goal of the week was Sunderland’s goal by Kieran Richardson in the defeat at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

    - With Martin O’Neill looking on from the stands, the new manager saw the best and worst of Sunderland at Molineux.

    - After clearing a Wolves corner, left-back Kieran Richardson supported Stephane Sessegnon from deep at great speed and took the pass in his stride before beating keeper Wayne Hennessey at his near post with a cracking left-foot shot.
  2. Premier League Performance of the Week: Yakubu

    by , 6th December 2011 at 07:59 PM (11v11 blog)
    This week's performance of the week goes to Yakubu Aigegbeni for his four goals for Blackburn Rovers in the 4-2 win against Swansea City.
    - With the the backdrop of the on-going protests against the club’s owners and management, Yakubu’s four goals earned Blackburn Rovers a crucial win against Swansea City at Ewood Park.

    - The hostile atmosphere continued even after his first goal as there were audible jeers from the home crowd when the former Everton striker celebrated the opener with boss Steve Kean.

    - The Rovers fans may have been more forgiving if they had known that it was the 30th time that Yakubu has scored the opening goal in a Premier League game and hasn’t been on the losing side in any of them.
  3. Premier League and Football League transfers 29 November - 5 December 2011

    by , 6th December 2011 at 03:48 PM (11v11 blog)
    Although the Football League loans transfer window is now closed for the month, there's still activity to report on this week's transfer list.
    As well as loans to non-league clubs, there's confirmation of Jos Hooiveld's permanent switch to Southampton and free agent lamine Diatta's move to Doncaster Rovers.

    Date Player Club from Club to Fee
    01/12/2011 DIATTA, Lamine ES Sahel Doncaster Rovers Free
    01/12/2011 HOOIVELD, Jos Celtic Southampton Undisclosed
  4. Premier League Preview Stats 10-12 December 2011

    by , 5th December 2011 at 05:24 PM (11v11 blog)
    Barclays Premier League
    10-12 December 2011

    Saturday 10 December
    Arsenal Everton

    • Arsenal are unbeaten in their last eight Premier League meetings with Everton.
    • Arsenal have lost only one of the last 20 Premier League games they have played in the month of December.
    • The winning goal in four of Everton’s five victories in the Premier League this season has been scored in the last ten minutes of play.

    Bolton Wanderers Aston Villa

    • Their 3-2 victory in March 2011 is Bolton Wanderers only win in Aston Villa’s last eight Premier League visits to the Reebok Stadium.
    • Bolton Wanderers players have been shown five red cards in the Premier League this season; more than any other team.
    • Aston Villa have failed
  5. Premier League scorers and assists - predictions for the weekend of 3rd December

    by , 3rd December 2011 at 08:49 AM (11v11 blog)
    This week Spurs look a good bet to run riot against lowly Bolton so our successful combination of Adebayor and Bale now serve as star selections. The early kick-off features Newcastle and Chelsea. Last week, of course, we picked Ba and Sturridge as the scorers in their matches and two assists by Mata (the Chelsea duo were our star selections). Hopefully our lads continue to produce the goods this weekend.

    We'll update the predictions to incorporate line-up information prior to kick-off.

    (After Wolves line-up)

    Newcastle Chelsea (0-3)
    Newcastle scorer: Ibrahim Ba Assist: Den Arfa
    Chelsea scorer: Daniel Sturridge Assist: Juan Mata

    Blackburn Rovers Swansea (4-2)
    Blackburn scorer: Ayegbeni Yakubu x4 Assist: ...
  6. Premier League and Football League suspensions weekend of 3 December

    by , 2nd December 2011 at 12:41 PM (11v11 blog)
    This week's suspensions list includes Blackburn Rovers Steven Nzonzi who admitted an FA charge of violent conduct following an incident Ryan Shawcross during the match at Stoke City last Saturday.
    Midfielder Ross Draper misses Macclesfield Town's FA Cup trip to Chelmsford City and Macc's following two games after their appeal following his red card at Barnet was rejected.

    Start Date Player Club Term
    27/11/2011 PERKINS,David Barnsley One Match Ban (03/12)
  7. Premier League Preview Stats 3-5 December 2011

    by , 30th November 2011 at 11:44 PM (11v11 blog)
    Barclays Premier League
    Saturday 3 December
    Aston Villla Manchester United
    Manchester United have lost just one of their last 31 Premier League games against Aston Villa.
    According to official Premier League figures, with a total of 121, Aston Villa have had the fewest shots on goal so far this season.
    Manchester United have scored one goal in each of their last six Premier League games.
    Blackburn Rovers Swansea City
    This is Swansea City’s first visit to Ewood Park since March 1984.
    Blackburn Rovers have conceded three goals in three of their last four Premier League games.
    Swansea City have failed to score in their last three Premier League games.
    Manchester City Norwich City
    Norwich City have won only once in their last
  8. 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 – 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:

  9. England national football team site relaunched!

    by , 30th November 2011 at 11:33 AM
    In plenty of time for the upcoming European Championship, the Association of Football Statisticians is hereby relaunching our England national team site to the general public.

    The site contains details of every 'A' international match, every line-up and every player to have donned the England shirt. In typically English fashion, it also includes all the opponents. The first match was, of course, against our mighty northern neighbours and the site faithfully records all encounters between the two giants of world football, all the trials and tribulations, as well as the famous world cup victory, against the Germans, of 1966.

    We name this site England and may she bring fair winds and good fortune to all who surf on her.
  10. Premier League and Football League transfers 22 - 28 November 2011

    by , 29th November 2011 at 02:50 PM (11v11 blog)
    Due to the closure of the Football League's loan window last Thursday, this week's list of transfers is rather longer than usual.

    Date Player Club from Club to Fee
    24/11/2011 ALDRED, Tom Colchester United Torquay United Loan
    24/11/2011 AMADI-HOLLOWAY, Aaron Bristol City Bath City Loan
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