Podolski: Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics Aug09

Podolski: Lies, Damn...

The fundamental objective of football is to score more goals than the opposition. However much in real, practical terms, it is far from that simple: the undeniable truth is that goals win games. That fact meant that for a long time, the centre forward’s only real duty was goalscoring. As...

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One of the most encouraging aspects of our result on Sunday was that we actually took something away with us. I don’t mean that as if we were lucky and that we should be grateful for anything, rather that we went up there last year and made a lot of the running but ultimately came home with...

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Another year, another Champions League campaign. I have to confess that I rarely get excited about the group stages. Being, as we are, long term residents of Pot A we don’t tend to get an early glamour tie and therefore most of our games at this point seem to be engagements we have to...

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After our positive mood had been interrupted by yet another International break it was back to proper football and straight back into our stride. Southampton had started their Premier League campaign with plenty of ambition but their goals against column suggested they were there for the...

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If you’d just been roused from a transfer gossip induced coma you could have looked at some of the reaction after our 0-0 draw on Sunday and been forgiven for thinking it was our 37th goalless game of the season. After two games Jamie Redknapp has decided that Giroud and Podolski aren’t...