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Hammering Down 5 Stats from West Ham’s Hot Start

West Ham has been on a warpath 12/38ths through the Premier League season. Most of the credit belongs to manager David Moyes and his brilliant formation change to the 5-4-1. Maybe it was his positive Covid test, that thank god didn’t result in worse symptoms, or maybe it’s just a really good manager proving why […]

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How Good is Southampton and Can it Last?

Southampton now sit 5th in the table on 20 points (6-2-3) and are tied for fourth in the league with 21 goals. With 8 multigoal performances, it’s really been about the attack for the Saints. And one star stands out — the Liverpool castoff Danny Ings. After coming off a career-high 22-goal campaign in 2019-20, […]

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How Crystal Palace Beat Another Member of the Big 6

I’m not sure what Steve Parish and the rest of the Crystal Palace brass are concocting behind closed doors at Selhurst Park, but whatever it is, it’s working against the Big 6. According to CPFC Analytics, “Only Manchester City have won more games away at the ‘big Six’ than Crystal Palace since May 2015.” In […]

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We Must Protect Erling Haaland At All Costs

An assault on how we should perceive Erling Haaland is raining down from social media. What sucks is the perpetrators couldn’t be more detached from reality. But this isn’t surprising. Character assassination has been in vogue since the advent of Twitter and now Haaland is primed to be the next victim. We, as a soccer-watching […]

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Why We Should All Pull for Borussia Dortmund

The most fun we can all have as German soccer neutrals is to throw our support behind Borussia Dortmund. This decision should not be made lightly, by anyone. There will be stress. There will be clinched buttocks’s. And you better believe there will be Saturday morning joy. It’s been 2 months without proper, top-level soccer […]

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Young Stars Turn the Corner: Matchday 5 Team of the Week

With so much hype on the youth that breaks through on team sheets across the Premier League, often we grow frustrated when they don’t create magic right away. For Emiliano Buendía and Moussa Djenepo, the wait has been non-existent. The Norwich attacking midfielder and the Southampton winger have been at the forefront of the youth […]

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Top 6 Shake-Up: Matchday 4 Team of the Week

Image by Tim Goode Does the international break really have to be here? Clubs outside the 6 are salivating for a push toward the top of the table with Leicester City and Crystal Palace cruising into the Top 4 as the Premier League catches its breath for a week. With Everton and West Ham not […]

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Underdog Weekend: Matchday 3 Team of the Week

It was a streak-breaking weekend for clubs outside the 6. Aston Villa led us off Friday night by dispatching Everton for their first win of the season and ending Jack Grealish’s 20-match Premier League losing streak. Newcastle United upended Tottenham Hotspur at the most-hyped, gargantuan stadium in the world. It was the first time Newcastle […]

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