Latest Analysis

Pardew already out of time

Despite Newcastle’s recent resurgence with three consecutive wins in league and cup, it’s all too little, too late from Alan Pardew writes Adam Widdrington.

Why Diego Costa could be the most important signing this summer

Have Chelsea bagged the most important transfer of the summer?

The myth of the ‘British Premium’

New analysis shows that Premier League clubs do not pay more for “British” talent

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2014/15 Season Previews

Aston Villa in 2014/15 – Lambert abandons his young gun philosophy

Are Villa destined for yet another battle against relegation in 2014/15?

Arsenal in 2014/15 – better off without Khedira?

Our series of new season previews kicks off with the Gunners

QPR in 2014/15 – Stability needed for survival

QPR could be this season’s surprise package in the Premier League

Myth Busters

How important are ‘relegation six-pointers’?

Hit Row Z has previously challenged the cliché that if a club is to win the title then it needs to win the big games against its rivals. Based on data … [Read More...]

The myth of the ’20 goals per season’ forward

Ask fans at almost every club in the Premier League what their team needs for success this coming season and signing or retaining the services of a … [Read More...]

Improving performance

Can mid-table clubs progress in the Premier League?

Are mid-table Premier League teams trapped in no man’s land?

Three teams that must…improve their attack

Goals win games, and Crystal Palace, Newcastle and Hull each need more goals next season.

Three teams with “holes in their goals”

Which teams have lost their primary source of goals from last season?

Three teams that must…improve their midfield

Newcastle, Spurs and Aston Villa all need to improve in the middle of the park

Premier League Rivalries

Ten years of Newcastle v Sunderland

Which of the North East giants have enjoyed most success in the last decade?

Ten years of Arsenal v Tottenham

How has the North London rivalry evolved over the last ten years?

Fulfilling Player Potential

When is the right time for a young, promising player to make the move to a big club?

A new series examining the factors that affect whether players fulfill their potential.