The Premier League Season Prediction Extravaganza – Part 1: The Bottom Three

Being a low-level blogger (self-employed, self-interested and self-motivated) means that I can pretty much operate under the radar and with impunity. Short of making some drunken racist statements or threatening to blow up an airport, I’m probably going to go unnoticed. That means I can make bold statements such as proclaiming Paul Scholes to be […]

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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 […]

The unlikely reconciliation

This “contract” thing It was intriguing to watch Gareth Barry return to first team duties for Aston Villa this weekend given the seemingly burnt bridges that existed between the two parties.  Barry made a determination to leave when he heard that Liverpool were interested and openly critcised manager Matin O’Neill in the media. This led […]