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Countdown: Payet and Pogba among the worst finishers in Europe

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Countdown: Payet and Pogba among the worst finishers in Europe   Following on from last week’s countdown of the most clinical teams in Europe here we look at the opposite end of the spectrum, instead assessing the players, rather than clubs, with the lowest conversion rates. With no player to have had more than 30 shots having failed to score in Eur...

League Focus: How the Super Lig's Big Summer Signings are Settling In

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League Focus: How the Super Lig's Big Summer Signings are Settling In   The relaxation of the foreign player ruling over the summer resulted in an influx of non-Turkish players to the Super Lig this summer. The most high profile names came in the form of forwards with the likes of former Manchester United duo Luis Nani and Robin van Persie joining Fenerbah&ccedi...

Team Focus: What's Portugal's Plan B without Cristiano Ronaldo?

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Team Focus: What's Portugal's Plan B without Cristiano Ronaldo?   Cristiano Ronaldo's left thigh hasn't quite gained the same repute as David Beckham's fifth metatarsal did all of a decade ago but it's heading in the same direction - at least in Portugal. The country's talismanic captain "should" be fit for their opening World Cup group match against Germa...

Player Focus: Consistency Key To Nani Revival

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Player Focus: Consistency Key To Nani Revival   In 2003, Manchester United signed Cristiano Ronaldo. Four years later, Nani followed his compatriot to Old Trafford. Having both spent time with the Sporting Clube de Portugal youth team before being promoted to the senior side, many felt that, in 2007, United had the best set of wingers in ...

Fantasy Football Tipster: Gameweek 28

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Fantasy Football Tipster: Gameweek 28   Gameweek 27 Round-upFor the second week running Gareth Bale grabbed the headlines in the previous round of Premier League fixtures, picking up the best WhoScored rating (a perfect 10) following another match winning brace against West Ham. The likes of Cazorla, who also netted twice, Rafael,...

Euro 2012 Focus: Golden Boot Contenders

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Euro 2012 Focus: Golden Boot Contenders   It's finally upon us. Euro 2012 kicks off this evening and we, at WhoScored, cannot wait. For all you betting types out there, we thought we'd share a few of our pointers for the tournament's Golden Boot, using stats from the previous season to back up our recommendations.We have selected 5 ...

Player Focus: Antonio Valencia Progress Report

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Player Focus: Antonio Valencia Progress Report   It is fair to say that Manchester United have been on somewhat of a roller coaster ride since the start of December. Many of the players' form has been constantly fluctuating during a spell which has seen Fergie's side look back to their imperious best as well as disastrous in defence in rec...

Do City Now Have Have the Edge Over United?

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Do City Now Have Have the Edge Over United?   Sunday afternoon sees both Manchester clubs square up in the Premier League’s top of the table battle. Just two points separate City and United, with Roberto Mancini’s side currently edging their rivals into second place. A win would, of course, take Sir Alex Ferguson’s tro...

United Aiming for Revenge Via Wide Men at Anfield

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United Aiming for Revenge Via Wide Men at Anfield   Saturday lunchtime brings with it one of the most anticipated match-ups of the English domestic season, as Liverpool play host to Man United. Typically fraught with tension, these encounters tend to throw the form book out the window, as shown by last season’s equivalent Anfield fixtur...

The Most Aerially Dominant Premier League XI

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The Most Aerially Dominant Premier League XI   With much often made of the playing style of some of the Premier League's physically dominant teams, WhoScored investigates the best XI from the division by position (in a 4-4-2 formation) for aerial duel success.As many players maintain high records due to the limited number of aerial chall...

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