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West Brom – teamtalk.com 21 Sep 15:34

Sky Sports v BT Sport: Which channel favours your side most?

Manchester United had 54 matches televised last season, the most of any Premier League side in a single campaign over the past five seasons, according to new findings by MoneySuperMarket.

In fact, this is more than six other Premier League clubs have each had over the past five years in total (Bournemouth had 34 games televised in that time, Brighton 52 games, Burnley 46 games, Huddersfield 25 games, Stoke 49 games and West Brom 51 games).

In contrast, the number of Chelsea games on TV has decreased each season, down from 44 in 2012/2013 to 33 in 2016/2017 – a 25% decrease, despite them having won the Premier League title twice in the last three seasons.

These findings come as part of research which examined when and where fans can watch their team on TV. The start of the football season historically sees an above average number of customers taking out sports TV packages, but 2017 has seen an explosion – with a 1,000% increase in people taking out new packages** – due to the great value deals available.

To help fans see where and how often their team’s games have been televised over the past five seasons, MoneySuperMarket has launched a guide on its website. This will enable supporters to choose the right package for them.

The Blues also feature in both of the two most-screened fixtures; Chelsea vs Manchester United and Chelsea vs Manchester City. The both aired 14 times a piece over the past five years, closely and a bit surprisingly followed by West Ham vs Manchester City (13 times).

If you’re after goals, Manchester City are a good bet, – the Citizens have scored the most goals out of anyone, netting 386 goals across 195 games. This is an average of just under two goals a game, the highest rate of any Premier League side.

Thrill-seekers should avoid games featuring Stoke City though – the Potters average less than a goal per televised game (0.94) and they are the only Premier League team to do so.

A table of the total number of televised games each club has had can be found below:

 

A table of the current Premier League sides’ average games per broadcaster can be seen below:

 

Even with BT’s exclusive European football coverage, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are still being shown more often on Sky and this is reflected in the number of live fixtures between the so-called ‘Big Six’.

The Manchester derby has been a Sky exclusive with BT yet to televise a single game between North-West giants and it is a similar story with Manchester United vs Liverpool as Sky have aired 11 out of the last 13 fixtures between the sides.

A table of Big Six fixtures split by broadcaster can be seen below:

Dan Plant, Editor-In-Chief at MoneySuperMarket, said: “Our data shows that the public’s interest in sports-related TV products is at its highest when the new season begins, with 46% of customers making their choices at the start of the season.

“We’ve analysed the games, the goals and ratio of big games across all broadcasters and found that Sky are still airing more games per Premier League team despite BT gaining exclusive rights to European competitions in 2015/2016.

“Year-on-year, BT are closing the gap in regard to number of live games but  the data shows that regardless of who you support, Sky are likelier to televise more of your  team’s matches. Though, fans of Stoke City may prefer to switch off altogether given their team is averaging less than a goal a game when on the box.”

 

For more information, check out the Football Fixtures on TV Index here.

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ESPN FC - West Bromwich Albion News 21 Sep 12:03

Gareth Barry says proposed Arsenal moves in the past never 'materialised'

As debate swirls around Arsene Wenger's team selections, Paul Mariner gives us his preferred Arsenal starting XI. West Brom midfielder Gareth Barry has revealed Arsenal tried to sign him twice as he prepares to break the Premier League appearance record at the Emirates Stadium. The 36-year-old will play in his 633rd top-flight game and eclipse Ryan Giggs' record if he features against the Gunners on Monday. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admitted he wanted to take Barry to north London when he left Aston Villa to join Manchester City in 2009 but could not compete with City's financial muscle. Arsenal West Bromwich Albion 7:00 PM UTC Game Details Home: 3/10  Draw: 19/4  Away: 7/1  Odds from bet365 bet365 PickCenter GameCast Lineups and Stats The Gunners were...

West Brom – teamtalk.com 21 Sep 11:21

Paper Talk: Man Utd, Arsenal in Goretzka fight; Mahrez gets warning

Manchester United and Arsenal have entered the race to sign a Schalke midfielder, while PSG striker Edinson Cavani is a target for two Premier League sides, according to Thursday’s newspapers.

PREM DUO ENTER RACE FOR SCHALKE MAN

Manchester United and Arsenal are reportedly among the clubs keen to sign Schalke star Leon Goretzka.

The midfielder is regarded as one of the best young talents in German football after helping the national team lift the Confederations Cup this summer.

As a result, both Liverpool and Manchester City were spoken of as potential destinations for Goretzka, who instead opted to stay in the Bundesliga.

However, the 22-year-old will be out of contract next summer and according to the Daily Express, United and Arsenal have now entered the race for the player.

It is rumoured though that Goretzka prefers a move to Barcelona or Bayern Munich, with reports on Wednesday suggesting that Barca were at the front of the queue for the player.

The Catalan giants view Goretzka as a long-term replacement for Andres Iniesta, while Schalke sporting executive Christian Heidel recently said he hopes to have the player’s future sorted by the time the transfer window opens again in January.

“I’d like to think that by the winter break we will have clarity,” he said.

AND THE REST

Manchester City are closing in on a new deal for Fernandinho, despite negotiations taking longer than expected (The Sun)

Chelsea and Everton are interested in signing PSG forward Edinson Cavani (Daily Mail)

Arsenal are planning a swoop for Marseille defensive prospect Christopher Rocchia (The Sun)

Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard has ruled out big-money move to French club Paris St-Germain (Daily Express)

Arsenal could make a fresh move for Raheem Sterling in January, with Alexis Sanchez heading to Manchester City in exchange (Daily Mirror)

Tottenham and Liverpool will go head to head in a battle to land 17-year-old German midfielder David Philipp from Werder Bremen (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United and Arsenal are keeping tabs on Fulham’s 16-year-old midfielder Matt O’Riley (Daily Mirror)

Demarai Gray has warned Riyad Mahrez that he is ready to replace him in Leicester’s starting line-up (Daily Mirror)

Fernando Llorente has pleaded for time to settle before Tottenham fans judge him (Daily Mirror)

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has been handed a major boost with £26m centre-back Mamadou Sakho set for Premier League action for the first time this season (Daily Express)

Liverpool are interested in RB Leipzig’s 18-year-old French defender Dayot Upamecano (Daily Star)

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed he tried to sign Graham Dorrans for Swansea as he prepares to face the Rangers star in the first derby showdown of the season (Daily Record)

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West Brom – teamtalk.com 21 Sep 11:09

Wenger admits Arsenal failed in Gareth Barry transfer approach

Arsene Wenger has admitted he fell short in efforts to bring Gareth Barry to Arsenal during the midfielder’s time at Aston Villa.

Barry was one of the game’s hottest properties at the time, with the midfielder coming close to joining Liverpool as a potential replacement for Xabi Alonso.

However, the midfielder eventually moved to Manchester City in 2009, with Wenger admitting he also tried – and failed- to lure him south.

Wenger said: “We were interested in him when he moved from Villa to City but at the time City was the big investor.”

Arsenal will come face to face with Barry when he arrives with his new West Brom team to the Emirates for Monday Night Football and when quizzed about the game, the Arsenal boss added: “West Brom have the culture of the Premier League, a manager who knows how the league works.

“They are very strong on set pieces, solid defensively – it’s tough to score against them.”

The Gunners could come face to face with Kieran Gibbs on Monday night, with the former Arsenal full-back hoping to face his old teammates for the first time.

And Wenger says Tony Pulis has a top player on his hands.

“It will be strange to see him in a different shirt,” he said.

“I’m sure he will be a great influence to West Brom.”

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West Brom – teamtalk.com 20 Sep 20:50

West Brom 1-2 Man City: Sane scores twice as City reach round four

Pep Guardiola’s side travel to The Hawthorns aiming to reach round four of the Carabao Cup and continue their strong start to the season…

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West Brom – teamtalk.com 20 Sep 16:43

The PL?s top creators, finishers, dribblers & more after five games

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ESPN FC - West Bromwich Albion News 20 Sep 11:02

Leroy Sane shines for Manchester City in 2-1 win versus West Brom

West Bromwich Albion Manchester City 1 2 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Leroy Sane scored on either end of a West Brom goal to lead Manchester City to victory in the Carabao Cup. Leroy Sane booked Manchester City's place in the Carabao Cup fourth round after they survived a scare at West Brom. The winger's brace kept Pep Guardiola's side on track in the competition as they clinched a deserved 2-1 win. Claudio Yacob's second-half equaliser briefly threatened to take the tie into extra time and make a mockery of City's dominance after they almost ran riot in the first half. Sane, Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling and Eliaquim Mangala almost put the game out of sight before the...

ESPN FC - West Bromwich Albion News 20 Sep 10:48

West Brom 1-2 Manchester City: Leroy Sane brace

Leroy Sane scored on either end of a West Brom goal to lead Manchester City to victory in the Carabao Cup.

ESPN FC - West Bromwich Albion News 17 Sep 11:01

West Brom's Gareth Barry eager to play on with Prem record in sight

Tony Pulis shares a joke with an ill reporter who says that West Brom and West Ham's dull draw made him feel worse. West Brom midfielder Gareth Barry plans to play on for as long as possible after equalling the Premier League appearance record. The 36-year-old started in the Baggies' 0-0 draw against West Ham on Saturday to draw level with Ryan Giggs' mark of 632 games. Barry will beat Giggs' record if he features at Arsenal on Sept. 25. He made his debut as a second half substitute for Aston Villa in a 3-1 win at Sheffield Wednesday in May 1998, and the former England man is eager to continue. He told the BBC:...

ESPN FC - West Bromwich Albion News 16 Sep 21:36

Gareth Barry equals Ryan Giggs' Premier League appearance record

Chances were few and far between as West Brom and West Ham finished in a scoreless deadlock at the Hawthorns. Chances were few and far between as West Brom and West Ham finished in a scoreless deadlock at the Hawthorns. Tony Pulis shares a joke with an ill reporter who says that West Brom and West Ham's dull draw made him feel worse. Gareth Barry equalled the Premier League appearance record on Saturday in West Brom's 0-0 draw with West Ham. The 36-year-old drew level with Ryan Giggs' mark of 632 games at kickoff at The Hawthorns having made his top-flight debut in 1998. He is now in line to break Giggs' record when the Baggies go to Arsenal on Sept. 25. The game against West Ham was also Barry's 600th start in the division -- 29 ahead of his nearest rival, David James. Barry told the club's programme before the game: "The idea...

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West Brom open to safe standing trial

West Bromwich Albion say they are willing to use The Hawthorns as part of a pilot scheme for safe standing.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about West Bromwich Albion | BBC 14 Jun 10:00

Premier League fixtures in full

Find out your club's full fixture list for the 2017-18 Premier League season.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about West Bromwich Albion | BBC 1 Jun 18:19

Stoke sign Fletcher on free transfer

Stoke have signed midfielder Darren Fletcher on a free transfer from West Brom on a two-year deal.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about West Bromwich Albion | BBC 21 May 19:50

Lawro's final-day predictions v rock band Royal Blood

BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on rock band Royal Blood in his predictions for the final day of the Premier League season.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about West Bromwich Albion | BBC 21 May 18:29

Swansea City 2-1 West Bromwich Albion

Fernando Llorente scores his 15th goal of the season as Swansea come back to beat West Brom at the Liberty Stadium.

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