Bill Edgar (@BillEdgarTimes )

Bill Edgar

Bio @BillEdgarTimes Football writer for @TheTimes, focusing on stats. Author of Back of the Net – 100 Golden Goals. Co-author of A Football Fan’s Guide to Europe.
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Twitter Web Client : A 13 year-old Michael Carrick speaks to Andi Peters (BBC) back in 1995.

The amount of #nufc memoribilia on his wall is 👌. What could have been...

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Twitter Web Client : If Pope and Tarkowski make debuts in coming games then Burnley will have supplied more England players in past year than Arsenal/Chelsea combined (also Heaton, Keane, Cork)

Arsenal: Oxlade-Chamberlain, Welbeck (plus Wilshere if plays here),
Chelsea: Cahill

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Twitter Web Client : Gabriele Marcotti Times Sport Opta collate this. Broadly, it’s unsuccessful passes (for which De Bruyne is 2nd this season after Wilfred Ndidi – both on around 12 per game) or losing the ball while dribbling or trying to shield it. Creative players tend to lose the ball more: Messi has done it most in La Liga

Twitter Web Client : A thread: After The Times collected the Sports Team of the Year at the Press Awards last night, we thought we would share some of our best pieces from the past 12 months.

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Twitter Web Client : Alexis Sanchez has played poorly so far at Man Utd but claiming he loses possession too much is not enough (or is De Bruyne having a bad season?):

Most possessions lost in Premier League this season:
Kevin De Bruyne 664
Christian Eriksen 603
Alexis Sanchez 582

Times Sport

Twitter Web Client : Tonight’s result means Chelsea can no longer win the league – the 9th champions in a row to fail to defend title:
2009 Man Utd
2010 Chelsea
2011 Man Utd
2012 Man City
2013 Man Utd
2014 Man City
2015 Chelsea
2016 Leicester
2017 Chelsea
2018 ? (not Chelsea)

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