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Can Sunderland Get Any Worse?

Sunderland are as good as relegated.

At this point in the season, Sunderland have a giant mountain to climb. In 20th place and 9 points behind 17th placed Hull with one game in hand, Sunderland realistically need to win 4 of their last 6 games of the season to have any fighting chance at survival.

At the beginning if the season, I was absolutely shocked at the amount of people that had Sunderland surviving due to the fact they always seem to escape relegation and David Moyes was appointed as their new manager. Yes, that’s correct- their reason was that David Bloody Moyes was manager. It’s the same David Moyes that took a Manchester United team who won the league the season before and finished 7th with them, and the same David Moyes that drove Real Sociedad into the ground during his stint at Spain. Personally, I had Sunderland bottom of the league the second I heard Moyes was appointed. His tactics are best described as dead and useless. Here are some other reasons why Sunderland are definitely going down. Continue reading Can Sunderland Get Any Worse?

Search for the Statistical MVP – Round 2 (Part 1)

Welcome back to round 2 of our weekly series, the Search for the Statistical MVP (Click here for round 1). In this series, we are looking solely at players’ statistics this season to see who has provided the most on paper value for their team. Keep in mind, this does not mean they are the best player, or the most talented; it is just a test to see who comes out on top. For the purposes of not wanting to make you read through 16 matchups in one read, we will be splitting this round up into 2 parts: 8 today, and 8 matchups next time.

In this round, it will be relatively easy to compare players, because almost all of the matchups are between players playing the same position. It may get a little murky in the future, but for now, here are your Round of 32 matchups: Continue reading Search for the Statistical MVP – Round 2 (Part 1)

5 Bold Predictions for the Premier League

10 games remain for most teams in the Premier League, and yet so much remains up in the air. Chelsea look poised to win the title uncontested, but the Champions League race, the relegation battle, and so much more remains undecided. Here are my 5 bold predictions for the remainder of this Premier League season: Continue reading 5 Bold Predictions for the Premier League

Finding the EPL’s MVP Statistically

When awards are going out to players, such as the PFA Player of the Year and the Ballon d’Or, it is almost always won by an attacking player. One of the first times this trend was broken was at the London Awards just recently, when N’golo Kante took home the best player award. This got me thinking, what about defenders? Is there a way to figure out what player provides the most value to their team regardless of position? In my attempts to do so, I put together a bracket consisting of 37 field players in the Premier League, all with various positions. We are going to do a weekly series here at Loose Goose FC, where every week we go head to head to compare players purely based on statistics, and complete another round until only one player remains. Without further ado, here is the bracket:Screen Shot 2017-03-17 at 9.24.48 PM Continue reading Finding the EPL’s MVP Statistically