Category: Premier League
Why has Brett Emerton quit the Premier League to go home to Australia and Sydney FC?
Emerton has always insisted that he would return to Australia while he still had some decent football up his sleeve and at 32 the midfielder simply feels that now is the right time to return to the city where he grew up.
“I’m a Sydney boy and I’m looking forward to representing the people of Sydney every week,” said Emerton. “Football has been very good to me and I have always said I’d like to come back and play in the A-League while I still have something to offer and thanks to Sydney FC and Blackburn Rovers that opportunity has come about a bit earlier than I had thought”
Who was the dirtiest player in the Premier League this season?
Everton’s Marouane Fellaini was the dirtiest player in the Premier League this season with the Belgian star responsible for committing 80 fouls and picking up nine yellow cards in the process.
Grant Holt was ranked as the second dirtiest player while Norwich teammate Bradley Johnson was positioned in third.
How much Premier League prize money did QPR receive?
Bottom club Queens Park Rangers received a grand total of £39,752,642 in prize money despite finishing bottom of the Premier League in their second season in the top flight.
Reading, who were placed just one space above them in the table, won £40,029,786.