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  • Premier League guide

    . Premier League: concise guide to the clubs (last updated 9 Oct 2012) . NB i: This page includes club details for all clubs who have been in the Premier League since 2009-10. NB ii: ‘Latest total wages’ in the club profiles below is club’s bill for ALL employees (many hundreds), not just the players’ […]

  • “Big four” fortresses keep the elite on top

    By Brian Sears 30 January 2010 . A feature of the domination of the Premier League in recent years by England’s “big four” clubs – Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool – has been how rarely any of that quartet have lost at home to “other” sides from outside their elite group. This is the […]

  • The ex-United player’s lot: they stay top, you stay wistful

    By Andy Cole 29 January 2010 Imagine this scenario: you’re in the second leg of the League Cup semi-final, playing against Manchester United, your former club with whom you won the Champions League, and then you score a goal – not a bad goal at all, as it happens – which at the moment you […]

  • Rochdale eye escape from pre-Watergate accommodation

    By Brian Sears 28 January 2010 Heaven forfend that a humble statistician should put the Heebie-jeebies on any club, but it has occured to us after this midweek’s games that Rochdale are currently sitting at the top of League Two, 11 points above the play-off zone and therefore, one must conclude, be in with a […]

  • Nine elite Goliaths in fear of Cup room 101

    By Brian Sears 20 January 2010 . Nine top-flight clubs are in danger this weekend of becoming the 101st Premier League giants to be slain in the FA Cup by lower-division opponents. Since the English top flight was revamped in 1992, there have been 100 such “slayings”, with Liverpool the 100th and most recent victims […]

  • Wenger can aspire to a glorious Spring run-in

    By Brian Sears 15 January 2010 If the second half of this season is as good for Arsenal as the second half of last season, they’ll win the title. That’s the hope that Arsene Wenger will be nurturing into the Spring, and we can paint a statistical scenario where it might just happen. Here’s how […]

  • Revealed: massive hike puts City’s wages on course to top

    By Nick Harris 15 January 2010 Manchester City’s wage bill has surged by more than 52 per cent in a year from £54.2m to £82.6m, sportingintelligence can reveal. The figures, included in the club’s full annual report – just filed at Companies House – were excluded from the data presented to the public when the […]

  • Tevez’s treble shows route to easy street

    . By Brian Sears 14 January 2010 . Manchester City have been purring under Roberto Mancini, and Carlos Tevez was the pussy-cat-in-chief when he scored a hat-trick in the 4-1 thrashing of Blackburn on Monday. Everton will not be relishing the prospect of facing fellow blues in form when they meet this weekend. Tevez’s treble […]

  • Twitter

    Tweet, tweet (most recent first) . . . . 29 April, 2pm UK time: Teenage tennis player Laura Robson gives her views on ‘bigot-gate’: “What a rookie error from Gordon Brown. HaHaa ;).” . 25 March, 5.15am UK time (evening US time, 24 March): Super star tennis player Andy Roddick’s wife – top model Brooklyn […]

  • Books

    . Every book featured in this section is included on the personal recommendation of a member of sportingintelligence‘s panel of writers and authors, to be expanded over time. Our “We say” reviewers have included only those books they count among their personal favourites and would actively encourage others to read as outstanding. A full list […]

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