Sunday, August 17, 2008

The football season is upon us!

The new Premier League season is upon us with champions Manchester United starting as favorites for their third title in a row. They won the both the Premier League and the Champions League to stamp their authority on the footballing world. They have the most potent strike force with Ronaldo Rooney and Tevez. They seem to be relentless towards glory yet again under ther astute manager Sir Alex Ferguson. The usual suspects are in pursuit trying to stop them from achieving glory. 

Chelsea have been the closest and the most dangerous threat with Roman 'moneybags' Abramovich pumping his oil millions in a bid to win Chelsea the Champions League which they so heart-breakingly ;-) lost to Manchester United last season. They have managed to rope in Luis Felipe Scolari to resurrect the team which won 'almost' everything but actually won nothing. 

Arsenal are the other team that are serious title contenders. But the very young squad for which the lack of experience at crunch times has severely cramped them and they havent won a major trophy years. The flair and exuberance of Arsene's boys are a joy to watch but they do need to knuckle down and show some grit if they have to win anything this time around.

Liverpool, a team of indiviuals. Actually just an indiviual. Rafa Benitez plays around with his team like it is personal fiefdom. 100 odd matches with team changes doesnt quite endorse the fact that never change a winning combination. But then again, when did they ever have a winning combination ;-) Robbie Keane's purchase may add some edge to their attack,but they lack the consistency to win the league.

Other teams that may finish in the top four are Everton, Tottenham, Aston Villa, West Ham and probably Man City.

So this is my preview of the new BPL season. Lots more posts coming up as the season progresses.

And if any doubts persist about the club i support, i would like to say...


1 comment:

Directionless Wanderer said...

Hey nicely written, although biased ;) commentary on the season's shape of things to come .... I do agree that ManUtd seem to be on top form and Chelsea are a close second .... I also concur with your conjecture that Arsenal might continue to struggle to find their footing with a talented albeit inexperienced side .... lets see how it pans out - btw being a sports blog and all, why not cover F1??