‘Premier League’ Category
April 27, 2012 by Adam Gray
As slapstick relegations go, Wolves’ departure to the Championship after a three-year stint in the top-tier was relatively inevitable. On the pitch anyway, after the 5-0 mauling at Fulham on the 2nd of March, and falling ultimately 7 points adrift as they met their end at home to Manchester City, Wolverhampton Wanderers were long since resigned to the trips to Burnley and Charlton that await them in the next season.
One win in the past 21 matches drew the air of gloom that filled over Molineux during City’s win, as the torrid weather provided the pathetic fallacy for the day. However, it was one particular defeat in this wretched run that opened the door for the West-Midland brand of lunacy that drove Wolves to a speedier fate.
April 26, 2012 by Rami El Chamaa
April 26, 2012 by Joshua Broomfield
Despite looking at one point like they would run away with the league title, Manchester City are currently in a position where their only hope of finishing above Manchester United looks like goal difference. Notwithstanding Lee Dixon’s exceptionally perceptive insight that football results are down to a combination of form, fitness and the teams on the pitch. What has been the reason for Manchester City seemingly throwing the title away? One of the most significant reasons is that they have often lacked width, and have consequently been, at times, easy to frustrate. City’s default formation this season has been a 4-2-3-1/4-2-2-2: a back 4, two holding midfielders, two nominal wide players who drift inside and two strikers, one of which often will often drop deep to help in build up play. City’s rough first choice 11:
April 25, 2012 by Matteo Roberts
Congratulations to the 2012 Bundesliga champions, Borussia Dortmund. Though the Germans may have crowned their champions, most European leagues are still tightly contested. With most leagues winding down to their final weeks of action, I take a look at each title race and offer my speculation.
English Premier League: Two Team Race
Category Bundesliga, La Liga, Other Leagues, Premier League, Serie A | Tags: ac milan, barcelona, benfica, epl, fixtures, juventus, La Liga, ligue 1, lille, manchester city, manchester united, montpelliier, porto, prediction, psg, real madrid, sagres, serie a, table, winners
April 24, 2012 by Christian Manasci
This has not been an easy season for Chelsea FC. A side that has become accustomed in recent times to battle it out with Manchester United for the Premier League title, now finds itself sixth in the table, below Arsenal, Newcastle and Spurs. Their previous manager, Andre Villas Boas, was sacked in March after a run of disappointing results. All this unfolded amidst talk of unrest within the squad and acrimony between the manager and certain senior players.
April 20, 2012 by Rami El Chamaa
A big thanks to Bearasaurus for this piece.
Newcastle making a strong run at Champions/Europa League Spots.
Liverpool running away from European competitions. A full 15 pts would have had them in 5th or 6th, level with Chelsea on points. Luckily they won’t be needing a placement spot with their League cup win.
Wigan climbing 5 pts clear of the relegation zone.
Blackburn diving from 16th to solidly within the relegation zone.