The Premier League Season Prediction Extravaganza – Part 4: The European Contenders

Continuation from Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. 8 Tottenham Ooh, it’s not going to be pretty this year. Tottenham are doomed! At least that’s what I’m reading. Spurs sacked the manager who had brought them their most success in 50 years, hired a manager who lasted a wet weekend in west London, sold all their strikers […]


Premier League Preview 2009/10 [Part 1]

As is traditional – sometimes – here is part one of a rundown of how I see the Premier League panning out this year. 1st Liverpool Last season: 2nd Transfers in: Glen Johnson (£18m, Portsmouth), Alberto Aquilani (£20m. Roma) Transfers out: Sebastian Leto (£1.3m, Panathinaikos), Jermaine Pennant (free, Zaragoza), Sami Hyppia (free, Bayer Leverkusen), Alvaro […]

Something for nothing

The post-Bosman transfer system is a complete boon for those club chairman horrified by the wages that average players command these days.  With June 30th heralding the end of many Premier League contracts, here are some available players that might interest thrifty managers. Jermaine Pennant (Right winger, released by Liverpool) I’ve never quite understood the […]

I feel good

The feel good factor There’s a lot to be said for the feel good factor in life. Warm weather, wealth, health, all that good stuff. It all makes for a very happy existence. It exists in football too and clubs that have it have got a distinct advantage over clubs that don’t. What’s become clear […]