Supporters really are Huddersfield Town's 12th man who make a massive difference to performances on the pitch, according to new research from Barclays. The report, undertaken in conjunction with YouGov, looks into the behaviour of Premier League fans, and includes comments and analysis from ex-players, managers, journalists and experts. And it reveals four out of five (81%) Premier League supporters believe they have a positive influence on live matches with Stoke City (50%), Huddersfield Town (47%) and Liverpool (46%) fans all strongly believing they are the 12th man at games (compared to 36% amongst all fans). Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now And 29% of Town fans go a step further and think their support really changes games (against 24% overall) with only the figures for Liverpool (34%) and Everton (32%) higher. However, despite the immense praise the Terriers have received this campaign for the … [Read more...] about How Huddersfield Town fans are the club’s 12th man – but not the noisiest in the Premier League
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THE 2017-18 season is finally upon us, as the Premier League gets underway on Friday night.Arsenal take on Leicester at the Emirates to get the top flight off to an explosive start.But there's plenty more to look forward to this season, from the FA Cup and League Cup, to seeing who will face relegation come May. NOT PICKED YOUR FANTASY FOOTBALL TEAM YET? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? SunSport's reporters have had their say on what they expect from the coming here.Check out the full results, below...SHAUN CUSTISChampions: Man UnitedFA Cup: EvertonLeague Cup: TottenhamRelegated: Stoke, Watford, HuddersfieldMARTIN LIPTONChampions: Man UnitedFA Cup: Man CityLeague Cup: TottenhamRelegated: Burnley, Watford, HuddersfieldNEIL ASHTONChampions: Man UnitedFA Cup: Man CityLeague Cup: ArsenalRelegated: Newcastle, Burnley, BrightonDAVE KIDDChampions: Man UnitedFA Cup: ChelseaLeague Cup: Man UnitedRelegated: Watford, Huddersfield, BurnleyCHARLIE WYETTChampions: Man UnitedFA Cup: … [Read more...] about SunSport’s 2017-18 predictions: Which club will win the Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup… and who will be relegated?
THE transfer window is open for business - and Premier League clubs will no doubt be hunting the foreign markets for bargains.But there is more than enough talent on these shores already in the lower leagues.Here, SunSport's Football League expert TOM BARCLAY cast his eye over the Championship to reveal ten players top flight clubs should be looking at this summer. Keep up to date with ALL the latest transfer news and gossip on our dedicated blog Tom Cairney, Fulham. Estimated cost: £13million BOASTED the best passing stats for an English-based player in Europe this season.Cairney is a playmaker who simply loves to get his foot on the ball and has become a fans' favourite at Craven Cottage as a result.He admitted to SunSport earlier this season that he does feel ready for Premier League football.Newcastle are interested and have had their chances of landing the Scot boosted after Fulham missed out on promotion.Though boss Slavisa Jokanovic insists his board have no intention of … [Read more...] about Ryan Sessegnon, Chris Wood, Helder Costa… ten Championship players that Premier League clubs should be targeting this summer
BELIEVE it or not, we're approaching the business end of another enthralling Premier League season.It seems like just yesterday a triumphant Leicester stunned the globe to lift the trophy.But now, with Claudio Ranieri axed and winter now behind us, it's time to look ahead to what should be a thrilling climax to the 2016-17 campaign. Keep up to date with ALL the football news, gossip, transfers and goals on our club page plus fixtures, results and live match commentary.But it's not just team silverware up for grabs of course, as it's time to focus on which players deserve to be recognised for their outstanding season.With that in mind, SunSport's team of football experts have their say on who should be named Footballer of the Year.Read what they had to say, before casting your own vote in our poll...Charlie Wyett - N'Golo KanteOutstanding - and should also have won it last season.Dave Kidd - N'Golo KanteIf Kante isn't Footballer of the Year after the influence he's had on Chelsea - and … [Read more...] about Premier League Footballer of the Year: From N’Golo Kante to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, our reporters have their say on who should win the 2016-17 gong
IT'S been a long wait, but the football is finally back.Teams have been strengthening left, right and centre, but who's gunning for glory and who's dropping down in despair? SunSport's Tom Barclay makes his predictions: Championship 1. Newcastle TACTICS are Rafa Benitez’s forte so having no Championship experience is irrelevant. He’ll relish plotting ways to win at Rotherham and Barnsley, and I expect Toon to replicate their 2010 triumph. 2. Derby NIGEL PEARSON is the X-Factor the Rams have lacked. He can give one of the division’s strongest squads the belief to get over the line - which is where they have failed for the last three years. 3. Norwich THIS team was built to do well in the Championship and if they can add Ross McCormack - the best player in the division last year - they will push the top two all the way. 4. Sheffield Wednesday CARLOS CARVALHAL’S men were last season’s surprise package but they won’t be this year, particularly … [Read more...] about Championship, League One and League Two football are back – here are SunSport’s predictions for the new seasons