Premier League Review 2008/9 [Full Time Report]

Back in August I predicted how the Premier League might pan out (part one, part two) and compiled a half-time report in January.  If there’s one thing I know, it’s, well, nothing.  Let’s take a peek. 1st Manchester United (Predicted: 1st) It was an unimpressive Man U that completed the season as champions, perhaps fortunate […]


Spurs 2008/9: Evaluating the players

Performance Analysis I’m not going to bore you with some sort of unnecessary preamble.  I will simply say that Spurs have had an ok season and here’s what I think of each player’s individual performance. The scale I’ve rated all the players based on their performances through the season.  In a percentage of cases I […]

Premier League Review 2008/9 [Half-Time Report]

Back in August I predicted how the Premier League might pan out. It’s time now to look back, laugh at or laud my predictions. How exciting… 1st Manchester United Currently: 3rd What I said: Man U retaining is not a banker … Rooney must be used effectively … Ronaldo is key man … What has […]

Premier League Preview 2008/9 [Part 2]

It’s part 2 – the part that contains Newcastle. 11th Manchester City Last season: 9th Transfers in: Jo (CSKA Moscow, £18m), Tal Ben-Haim (Chelsea, undisclosed) Transfers out: Andreas Isaksson (PSV Eindhoven, undisclosed), Sun Jihai (Sheff Utd, free), Geovanni (Hull City, free), Georgios Samaras (Celtic, undisclosed), Matthew Mills (Doncaster, £300,000), Paul Dickov (Leicester, free) While Manchster […]

Premier League Preview 2008/9 [Part 1]

It’s that time again.  Time to second-guess how the English Premier League will pan out.  Here’s part one of our preview.  Part two will be later in the week. 1st Manchester United Last season: 1st Transfers in: None Transfers out: Chris Eagles (Burnley, undisclosed), Danny Simpson (Blackburn, loan) I wouldn’t say Man U retaining is […]