Sunday saw another Barclays Premier League come to a close and what a season it has been; Manchester United walked to another title, the great Sir Alex Ferguson called it a day and teams such as Manchester City, QPR, Swansea and Wigan taught us that money doesn’t buy you success. The season has seen players take the league and the English game by storm and others fade away with only thoughts of what could have been, with that being said here is my personal XI of the season:
David de Gea – The young Spanish keeper had a
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After a series of poor results throughout the whole season, losses to bottom placed teams and bowing out of the domestic cups – with tails between their legs – to complete minnows in 1st and 2nd division, everybody felt that Arsenal was certainly down and out, the glory days had surely come to an end. Tweets like “straw that broke the camel’s back” started to surface from different users throughout the globe – and they were not without cause of course. The long dreaded season was now upon us, it seemed, after 18 years of enjoying superiority over North
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Fernando Torres’ fall from grace has been well-documented. Having established himself as one of Europe’s top strikers at Liverpool, the Spaniard made a big-money move to Chelsea in the January transfer window of 2011. It was seen as the last big move for a player who was already 26 years old and desperate to win trophies. Torres’ signing was welcomed by Chelsea fans even though there were signs that the transfer might just backfire on the Blues. As it turned out, the move didn’t really work out well for anyone except maybe Liverpool, who pocketed a hefty £50M from
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The English Premier League wound up on the evening of 19th May, 2013 and with it the careers of some English players with legendary status in the game. Amongst them are Jamie Carragher, the Scouser and Liverpool stalwart of 17 seasons; Michael Owen, the famous scorer of England’s goal against Argentina in France 98 where he weaved and bobbed his way through the opponent’s defense with lightning speed; and Paul Scholes, winner of 11 Premier League titles with Manchester United. And we won’t forget Sir Alex Ferguson’s 1500th and final game in charge and what a cracker
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Finally the season ends and what a pulsating end to a tipsy-turvy season. Wenger was able to steer the Arsenal ship through the turbulent and stormy waters to a safe harbour of top 4 and UEFA Champions league football next season provided we navigate successfully the qualifiers.
I wasn’t expecting a stroll through the pack against Newcastle especially after what Pardew said ahead of the game. They were the better side in the first half but the Gunners held firm and got the decisive goal in the 2nd half and what a goal it was from Koscielny. If a
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Chelsea ended the Premier League season on a high as goals from Juan Mata and Fernando Torres saw Chelsea grab all 3 points against Everton at Stamford Bridge. The win ensured Chelsea finished in 3rd place and ensured automatic qualification for the Champions League next season.
The result was exactly what Chelsea needed although the performance was far from exemplary. The performance left a lot to be desired. Nevertheless, with the season coming to a close and the transfer window opening soon, expect a few singings to strengthen the squad. More players or not, there were quite a few
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Monday 13th of May saw Manchester United parading their Premier League trophy through the red side of the city of Manchester. It was all pomp and fanfare with the team in their open double-decker bus with beaming players and the out-going manager and man of the moment, Alex Ferguson. On the other side of town, the Blue half, the storm was brewing over the future of the manager, Roberto Mancini. The same place that planned and hosted Mancini and his players were fuming with anger while watching the more successful neighbours parade with the trophy they had for just
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Wenger is closing in on his first signing of the summer and he is not the much talked about Fiorentina star Stefan Jovetic, it is a rough diamond Yaya Sanogo. He is also not coming for a princely sum but rather, he is coming for free as his contract expires in the summer and trust Wenger, he is set to pounce. According to major tabloids, Arsenal are closing in on him but I chose to quote Dailymail, hear them;
‘Arsene Wenger confirmed talks were at an advanced stage with the striker (Yaya Sanogo) and his club Auxerre. Wenger said:
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Last week, Manchester United announced the news that Sir Alex Ferguson will be retiring at the end of this season. This has left thousands of United fans in an state of shock as their best ever manager has stepped down leaving a gaping hole where he used to be. Salt has been added to the wound by the fact that Scholes, Mike Phelan and the much loved kit man Albert may also all be leaving or retiring this summer. United have entered a new era and it has left fans anxious on what to expect especially with the signing
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Over the last few weeks Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have left the entire footballing world in their wakes as they have marched to the Champions League final. Dortmund beat Real Madrid 4-3 on aggregate to get to the final whereas Bayer Munich beat the so called best team of all time Barcelona 7-0 on aggregate to emphatically march into the final. This left footballing fans all over the globe in shock as they watched in awe as Bayern humiliated Barcelona home and away not by a small margin but absolutely destroying them, whereas Dortmund destroyed Madrid 4-1 at
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