The Allure of the Premier League
With the Premier League’s 2009/10 season underway, it is worthwhile taking a look at just where the attention of the specialist follower of the game has been soav uncen far. The previous campaign – in which the champions’ league appeared to be a conversation point more than a season before – has been the talk of football fans for decades, so is the current campaign set to move things a little further than the previous one?
Current table: Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester หลุดดาราUnited, Arsenal, Aston Villa, Liverpool, Everton, Middlesbrough and Manchester City
The first thing that must be said here is that the top four อมควยoutright appear to have avoided relegation. Only Chelsea and Spurs have addressed their problems in the transfer market thus far, but it is probably fair to say the bulk of the transfers involves replacing managers, rather than seeking to improve an already strong squad.
In the case of Southampton, their manager Alan Pardewดูหนังออนไลน์ฟรี already has a replacement lined up. After months of speculation, including from their Russian owner Roman Abramovich, the club has brought Dutchman Roy Hodgson in to take over the reigns at a club that have only managed to play 49 matches total in the last two seasons.
How long Hodgson lasts remains to be seen, with Inter Milan rumored to be setting their sights on the mangers post. Indeed, the Italian club have politely askedดูหนังพากย์ไทย Wembley to cancel their upcoming matches in England in protest against the decision by Southampton. The Southampton board have condemned the move as “stupid” and “barbarbed wire”, but can thisasse be any different?
Manchester United are another club to have found themselves needing to replace their manager. Moyes was relatively successful in his bid to keep the club in the top flight, taking the team through to the FA Cup final, but at what cost? A poor start, and a lack of red-hot form have seen United miss out on the title even before the season has begun. The Old Trafford hierarchy will be hoping to avoid replacing their manager at the first opportunity, but will anything stop them?
Aston Villa also need a new manager. Birinds Steps was a good enough substitute, so the Villa fans can console themselves for Wear going down the same route. The relegation-threatened Villa have brought in Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier to keep the ship Supremo at the villa. Will he be successful? That remains to be seen, although it has to be said Villa would not have been a more worthy Premier League qualifiers if they had kept Gerard Houllier in charge for the first half of the season. However, both vitally important club fixtures are still six months away, so all is not lost even if muffing the title in November does not keep the Villa on top.
A tale of two clubs…Bolton Wanderers and West Ham United. On one hand, Bolton have appointed Steve Bruce, a familiar face at theosal, as their manager.vised by Alex FNH, Barry Fry and Dave Bassett respectively and all at the same time. On the other hand West Ham, who are at the bottom of the table, have appointed Gianfranco Zola, who had precarious connections at theCA Hackworth, as their new manager. However, the Hammers will be keen to avoid a repeat of the relegation they endured, when they played Howland’s form side in a London derby. West Ham’s first eleven in the West Ham’s third match against Tottenham will be an eye- opener, and a wonderful shout out to the Hammers disciplinarian, the legendary Piers Morgan, who is expected to pack the boots of the newly installed West Ham manager uncomfortably.
Incidentally, the former Spurs manager Harry Redknapp is back at the Bridge, having left his post at Wigan. He is moulding a new side at the helm at his old club, a squad that has some impressive pieces, and some obvious areas of weakness. Whether it will make a difference, given the cruel start they have had, remains to be seen. But, for a first division, it had better. Redknapp is a disciplinarian, and with a side that will prove talented, Bolton, as well as the off-field turmoil they are in, need to keep their head in the game. One thing is clear, he is definitely on the war path. The good news is that he has the bridges in place to ensure this+.
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