No, this post isn’t 15 years late, Rio Ferdinand really did cost “more” than Paul Pogba…
I’ll get straight to the point, on average the first Premier League manager is sacked after 77 days.
About a year ago I wrote a post examining the data when Rooney become England’s highest ever goal scorer. Now he has become the most capped outfield player I thought I should update the stats.
From the Premier League this season (2015/16) Aston Villa, Newcastle United and Norwich City were relegated. This represents the largest capacity of stadia relegated from the division since only 3 teams were relegated (a total of 122,331). This post contains the data (stadia capacity) for each of the relegated teams, since the 1995/96 season.
So Wayne Rooney (I assume in the future it will be Sir Wayne) has broken the England goal scoring record with 50 goals. A lot of discussion has therefore been about if he is the greatest English attacker of all time or not. Let’s look at the data.