It was a day we all knew was coming and if I’m honest I was expecting it sooner or later but in no way did it hurt any less. The 20 year career of Paul Scholes is over. I read the announcement this morning and it still hit me just like it had come out of the blue.
Swansea have put Wales on the Premiership map, defeating Reading 4-2 which included a great hat trick from Scott Sinclair. In what was a cracking match It ended a 28 year wait for Swansea to get back to the top flight and they also will pick up an estimated £90 million windfall.
Now there is a lot of fans out there who I know didn’t want to see a Welsh team in the English Premiership, but I for one think it will be great. Swansea actually look like they p;ay some good football and will have a go, plus that will be one cracking away trip for fans next year. I wouldnt put it past them staying up next year and the Welsh revolution beginning!
Cardiff City have announced the sacking of 54yr old manager David Jones. It came after an “overall review and reflection” of the teams perfromance. Cardiff narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premier League this year with a defeat to Reading in the Play Off Semi’s.
Jones brought stability to Cardiff in the league and made them one of the top teams and also a 2008 cup final appreance was on his resume, however the board must of decided to bring someone in who can take them to the next level.
Jones has already been linked to the West Ham job but many, including me, expect Sam Allardyce to take that position.
Ravel Morrison. Possibly the greatest talent to come through Manchester United’s youth ranks since the class of 92 and tipped to be one of the greatest English players of this generation, the next great saviour for the England national team, so just why would a player who has the world at his feet seem so intent on throwing away a potentially glittering career?
The el classico of the European Cup over the last few years, always serving up a footballing treat. So I felt a bit excited a few days before the hugely important final and decided to look back and relive the old matched between the two teams.
Posted on Bleacher Report on May 24th 2011
Wondered who the worst signing in the Premiership is? Well check out my list and see who in my opinion is the worst signing!
Posted on the bleacher report on May 22nd 2011
This was more a look at what could of been for Balckburn in the Premiership years after they had won the league. I Posted this on Bleacher Report on May10th 2011
When Manchester United takes the field on Saturday afternoon against Blackburn Rovers, the chance to overtake Liverpool’s title record is in United’s own hands.
At the beginning of the Premiership era, it seemed it would take decades for anyone to take Liverpool down from the throne of English football. United have dominated the Premiership so thoroughly that they’ve always looked the most likely to do it, but if the footballing Gods had played their hand differently, it could be a different team challenging the record. Fans could be getting fed up with a different club always winning, and complaining of another team always buying their way to the title. Step forward, Blackburn Rovers.
This was my first blog, my actual piece i had to write to apply to be able to write on Bleacher
First glance at the remaining games on Manchester United’s fixture list this season and you’ll be forgiven for thinking that the Everton fixture is the easiest game remaining for United, if you take into consideration that by the time they take on Blackpool on the last day of the season Blackpool could well be already relegated from the Premiership or could have already confirmed their top flight status for another year.
Reality is that Everton are the last potential banana skin.
Everton are always a dangerous side to face at anytime of the season. They already embarrassed United earlier in the season by scoring two goals in the last minute to earn a draw.
Often overlooked by many fans as a serious threat but they do possess enough quality and skill in their ranks to beat anyone on their day. Everton go into the United game on the back of a impressive unbeaten run stretching back over seven games, which has started to put smiles back on the Evertonians faces after a largely forgetful season which has seen them live in the bottom half of the table for most of it.
Everton do have a history of providing United a stern test at the business end of the season. In 2005 a Duncan Ferguson header earned Everton a one – nil victory, officially ending United’s title challenge (This match was played on April 20th so was at the same stage of the campaign as this year’s match) In April 2007 when United were chasing their first title in four years, they travelled to Everton, just a couple of points ahead of closest rivals Chelsea. The afternoon started bad for United and only got worse later on, finding themselves two goals behind and playing poorly with only half an hour left. However after a bit of luck with a goalkeeper gaffe and an own goal by United old boy Phil Neville somehow United managed to complete an amazing comeback and won by four goals to two.
Manchester United must not take this lightly. Everton will relish the chance to trip up United on their quest for title number 19. The rivalry between the cities of Manchester and Liverpool is the fiercest in the UK.
Of course it doesn’t mean the end of the league for United if they don’t win tomorrow. If they want a smooth passage to the title then they have to beat Everton. Arsenal have a very difficult trip to Bolton on Sunday, Chelsea have a London derby with West Ham and with Chelsea still to visit United in the coming weeks this weekend could be pivotal in the title race.
Next weekend Arsenal will host Manchester United. A win against Everton tomorrow and a bad result for Arsenal and it will be a great psychological advantage for United to take down to London for the game. Anything else and it could be “squeaky bum time” for Fergie and his boys.
Another slide show i did, one of favourites so far looking at traitors in football, dont trust anyone!
With Manchester United on course to win the league, and reaching the final of the Champions league yet people still declaring that this was United’s worst team under Fergusons reign I decided to rate this current team with the 99 one. The original title wasIs this really Sir Alex Fergusons worst team? but for some reason the editors changed the title to a pretty daft one, considering how obvious the answer was.
This was posted on May 1st 2011 on Bleacher Report.