In this Whiff, we turn our attention to Gameweek 31 reviews, interviews, player analyses, and the weekly whiffs.
Fantasy Football Analysis
There are several articles of Gameweek review, in addition to my Gameweek 31 Review. Most notably The Big Numbers from Fantasy Football Scout, the Gameweek Summary from Fantasy Premier League Hints, and a Gameweek Overview from The FPL Bible, a new Fantasy blog find for me.
Chris Glover of PL Fantasy, revived his insightful Lineup Lessons with a review of Gameweek 30.
A Fantasy Football Scout’s member article analyzes the Fantasy potential of David Silva, coming to the conclusion that his form hasn’t been as bad as the number of sales would indicate.
Fantasy Football Cheat is running a fine series of interviews with successful Fantasy managers.
Football Follower delivers fine analysis on Newcastle’s attacking game, focusing on Papiss Cisse and Hatem Ben Arfa. A relevant article for Fantasy managers pondering Newcastle’s attacking options for the final stretch.
Michael Cox examines Walcott, Enrique, Caulker, and Sunderland’s game plan against Manchester City at Four Four Two, using the impressive Stats Zone app. He also wrote a piece on Arsenal’s weaknesses, as exploited by QPR in their 2 – 1 win at Loftus road.
Richard Jolly pinpoints “valiant Valencia” as Manchester United’s standout player in their 0 – 2 win against Blackburn.
In an excellent piece, Football Follower analyzes Adebayor’s performance against Swansea.
Nick Govier points out how lost Ba looks on the left flank for Newcastle.
Daniel Taylor ponders whether City’s game with Sunderland was the defining moment of the season, with City finally losing their perfect home record.
David De Gea has learned from his mistakes, claims Sir Alex Ferguson.
Andy Hunter heaps praise on Victor Moses, following Wigan’s win against Stoke City.
- …whiff of genius: Alan Gatagov’s brilliant bicycle kick.
- …whiff of tekkers: Crazy technique by Sao Paulos’s Luca.
- …whiff of money: For something different, Dr. John Beech comments on the financial status of selected English clubs.
- …whiff of emotion: Kevin Palmer noted of the Aston Villa v Chelsea game that “this was not an afternoon when banal sporting analysis seemed appropriate”. This is in reference to the news that Stiliyan Petrov has been diagnosed with leukaemia. Palmer’s ending to the piece was fitting: “Everyone in football wishes Stiliyan Petrov all the best.”
Am I missing interesting analysis or articles this week? I would love to hear from you so please leave your comment and/or link in the comment section below.