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  1. 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: ...
  2. 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)
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  3. 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
    ...
  4. 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:

    ...
  5. 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.
  6. 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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  7. Premier League Goal of the Week: Jermain Defoe's goal against the Baggies

    by , 29th November 2011 at 12:07 PM (11v11 blog)
    Winner of this week's Goal of the Week is Jermain Defoe:

    - Having been given a tough test at West Bromwich Albion, Jermain Defoe gave Tottenham Hotspur a crucial lead with a devastating counterattack goal on 81 minutes.
    - Emmanuel Adebayor's backheel close to the halfway line sent Defoe charging forward before he finished with a clinical low drive from 20 yards out.
    - Spurs went on to clinch the ninth win in their last ten Premier League
    games.
  8. Premier League Performance of the Week: Wigan Athletic

    by , 28th November 2011 at 07:16 PM (11v11 blog)
    Wigan Athletic win this week's performance of the week:

    - Understandably low on confidence, the win at Sunderland took the Latics off the bottom of the Premier League table.

    - It came after suffering the disappointment of only drawing last week’s home game against Blackburn Rovers in controversial circumstances.

    - The team with the worst record in this season’s Premier League went behind after only seven minutes at the Stadium of Light.

    - Buoyed by a penalty equaliser at the end of the first half, Wigan fought back after the break to grab a last-gasp winner by Franco Di Santo in the third minute of added time.

    - It was only their second win of the season. The other was against newly-promoted Queens Park Rangers ...
  9. Premier League scorers and assists - predictions for the weekend of 25th November

    by , 25th November 2011 at 10:07 PM (11v11 blog)
    Hopefully readers benefited from the 11 goals from our selected scorers last week. This week's fixtures should favour the Chelsea strikers and Robin Van Persie. We'll update the predictions to incorporate line-up information prior to kick-off, so keep a close watch, particularly if you can leave your selections to the last minute. Good luck with all your fantasy teams!

    (Updated after all line-ups announced)

    Stoke City Blackburn Rovers (3-1)
    Stoke scorer: Jonathan Walters Assist: Matthew Etherington
    Blackburn scorer: Ayegbeni Yakubu Assist: David Hoilett

    Bolton Wanderers Everton (0-2)
    Bolton scorer: Ivan Klasnic Assist: Kevin Davies
    Everton scorer: Tim Cahill Assist: Leighton Baines

    Chelsea ...
  10. Premier League and Football League suspensions weekend of 25 November

    by , 25th November 2011 at 01:35 PM (11v11 blog)
    With a one-game ban after picking up five yellow cards, Jamie O'Hara misses his first Premier League game for Wolverhampton Wanderers this season.

    Fellow midfielder Stephen Hunt is also suspended for the tough trip to Chelsea.

    Here's this week's full list of current suspensions.


    Start Date Player Club Term
    06/11/2011 MURPHY,Peter Accrington Stanley Three Match Ban (12/11,19/11,26/11)
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