A Fresh Chapter In The Premier League

Sumner_05

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In this story i am managing all 20 clubs for transfers, tactics etc.
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"As the new Premier League season draws closer, everyone is just starting to get a little bit excited"




The long-awaited Premier League season is truly in the mind of everyones mind after Englands dismal display at the World Cup in South Africa and football fans across England will be relieved to see the Premier League again. The 2009/10 season was a rare one-it actually lived up to all the hype and for the first time in a while we went into the final game not knowing who was going to lift the trophy.​











Chelsea of course emerged truimphant, taking the title by a single point and, in doing so, stopping Manchester United from winning an unprecedented 4th in a row. Doing the double over the Old Trafford club obviously went a long way to bringing the title back to Stamford Bridge-in fact Chelsea won 6 out of 6 games against the so called top 4.​






Chelsea still the team to catch








This time around the Blues haven't tinkered much with their winning formula. Joe Cole, Deco and Julliano Belleti have all gone but they did not feature that much last season. Michael Ballack was the other player to move on but his infulence should be replaced by Michael Essien returning from an injury that kept him out for all of last season.​












Another big factor in Chelseas success last season was the form of Florent Malouda. Given the French team's early withdrawal from the World Cup in South Africa he, along with teammate Nicolas Anelka, shouldn't have suffered too much from excursion over the summer and should be fighting fit for the new campaign. The same could be said for England trio John Terry, Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole who will all be happy to reply to the inevitable stick they will get from opposition fans with their performances in the blue of Chelsea.​


























Man Utd have remained strong











Last seasons runners up United haven't been overly busy in the transfer market either. Mexican Javier Hernandez, unknown Portugese forward Bebe and young defender Chris Smalling have joined the ranks to add more youth to an experienced line up. The perennial contenders have a squad capable to compete on all fronts again this season.​






















In contrast, United's noisey neighbours City have been splashing the cash once again and have brought in big names in the quest for honours. With signings such as David Silva and Yaya Toure these should be the signings to take City onto that next level and secure Champions League football at Eastlands. They will be expected to overtake Tottenham and stay ahead of Villa and Liverpool so are likely to finish in the top 4. Where in that 4 depends largely on how Arsene Wenger's young guns fare at Arsenal.​























Arsenal, Tottenham, Man City and Liverpool compete for the Champions League places















The Gunners will be relieved to get into September with captain Cesc Fabregas still on their books after the transfer saga with Barcelona all summer. If they were to lose their influential skipper they would struggle to stay in the top 4 simple as that. They already look weaker in defense following the departures of Gallas, Silvestre and Campbell so to lose their star man would be a blow they would not overcome. Even though they have brought in Koscienly and Squillaci they may take time to adjust to the pace of the Premier League.​






























Liverpool will be hoping that new boss Roy Hodgson can bring out the best of their talented players, and that Torres and Gerrard stay fit enough to influence their fortunes. Their squad doesn't really look strong enough to mount a genuine title challenge though their main aim will be to break back into the top 4.​















Outisde of Chelsea, United, City and Arsenal, Liverpool's only other competition for the top 4 will be Tottenham. Harry Redknapp has kept his squad together for another shot at bringing a trophy back to White Hart Lane but much will depend on how they cope with the demands of the Champions League. With the signing of exciting Dutch playmaker Rafael Van Der Vaart from Real Madrid for £8 million an another top 4 finish looks on the cards for Spurs.​






















Big relegation at the bottom of the Premier League






















At the other end of the table Blackpool are obvious relegation favourites. Ian Holloway will cerainly be very entertaining in the Premier League and it will be interesting to see how his squad of lower league footballers compete with their millionaire opponents.​

















Yo-yo club West Brom will hope to stick around longer than their usual one season and they certainly have a chance to do just that with the likes of Wigan,Wolves, West Ham and Birmingham all looking pretty woeful at times last season. Not much has to be said about the other promoted team Newcastle who ran away with the title in the Championship and shouldn't have got relegated 2 seasons ago and they will not get relegated because they have a strong enough squad to gain a mid-table finish with the likes of bad-boys Joey Barton and Andy Carroll and captain Kevin Nolan among the ranks it could turn out to be a good season up at Tyneside.​






















Predicted table for 2010/11






















1. Chelsea

2. Man Utd

3. Man City

4. Arsenal

5. Tottenham

6. Liverpool

7.Aston Villa

8. Everton

9. Newcastle

10.Bolton

11. Sunderland

12. Blackburn

13. Fulham

14. Stoke

15. Birmingham

16. West Brom

17. West Ham

18.Wolves

19. Wigan

20. Blackpool​
 
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iNickStuff

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Fair enough that you have taken the league story idea, but copying and pasting the text from my story into yours doesn't make your story actually legitimate.

You've just copied and changed some bits from my story and put it into yours. The subtext from the OP and the first post are the same. How? Because you can just get the same 6-1 result as I did with Tottenham against Brighton?

Come on. I thought you were actually going to write your own.
 

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Wenger Opens Door For Almunia To Leave




Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that he is willing to allow goalkeeper Manuel Almunia to leave the Emirates if the 33-year-old is seeking a fresh start somewhere else.​





The Spaniard was Wengers no.1 last season for the Gunners but a sprained elbow and an ankle injury means that the keeper has been sidelined since September.​





Spanish Primera sides Malaga and Athletico Madrid have shown interest in signing Alumnia and Wenger has now given the green signal, having being quoted by the Guardian "it will be up to him (Alumnia) and there has been a lot of interest from Spain".​





"It's difficult to give a percentage over whether he'll stay or not. It's never easy (to go from captain to first choice to third choice after falling behind the pecking order to Poles Lukasz Fabianski and 19-year-old Pole Wojciech Szczesny), but that's part of our job."​





Alumnia has fallen down the pecking order after a series of injuries​
 
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Charlie Adam to Villa?

Charlie Adam to Villa?

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Charlie Adam has been linked with a move to Birmingham club Aston Villa for a fee of 4 Million pounds. Adam was a key player for Blackpool last season he captained the side well and scored a lovley free kick in the play-off final at Wembley against Cardiff. Blackpool fans love Charlie Adam and want him to stay at there club until the end of the season so hopefully he can help keep the side in the premier league. It will be a tough task with Charlie Adam and without him would be a real shot in the foot.

Villa fans have mixed reviews on the transfer rumor but Gerrard Houlier has released a statement saying "I would love Adam at the club but nothing has been agreed and i have not spoken to Holloway but i will do the near future
 

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Seedorf to the Hammers?


Could AC Milans iconic midfielder be coming to Upton park?


West ham boss Avram Grant is hoping to persuade AC Milans iconic midfielder Clarence Seedorf to come and strut his stuff at Upton Park. The Milan midfielder is struggling to guarantee a regular place in AC's starting 11 and wants a move where he knows he will become one of the 1st names on the team sheet and West Ham seems to fit the bill perfectly.​



A mixture of fitness and form failer limted Seedorf to just 10 starts last season and may well eb tempted on a move to London and the promise of first team football, something he has not managed regulary for the past 2 seasons.​



Upton Park co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan have been looking in severeal high profile signings to help the hammers push away from the drop zone, with the likes of Thierry Henry, David Beckham and Michael Owen previoulsy being linked with a move to east London.​



A lot remains over the future of Scott Parker as many see that Grant is lining up Seedorf as a replacement for the hammers skipper with the rumour of Parker moving to Tottenham will just not go away.​
 
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Adel Taarabt to Everton?

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Adel Taarabt has just been linked with a move to Mersyside club Everton.The Toffes have shown alot of intrest into Adel Taarabt the former Supurs player who is currently at Q.P.R and could boost Evertons midfield. "Adel is rated Highly and i have sent scouts out to watch him play the scouts have all come back and told me he has had a great game today" sayd David Moyes

Neil Warnock the Q.P.R manager said he would let Adel leave if he wanted but he is trying to keep him at all costs as he is a great midfielder to the club.

Adel would be around 3.5 million pounds if Everton want to buy him wich David Moyes thinks if just right to a player like Adel he can pass the ball tackle score theres not alot he cant do.

 

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Liverpool set sights on highly rated Wolves winger



Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson is reportdly interested in signing highly rated Wolves winger Matt Jarvis as he looks to add more creativity to his slowly improving Liverpool side. The Anfield boss has earmarked a move for the 24 year old and hopes to funds to make a significant bid in this transfer window.



The former Gillingham man has been in excellent form over the pasr 18 months and some sources believe that Jarvis may be about to earn an England call up. Mick McCarthy will fight of any advance for one of his most prized asset but coulf find it hard to prevent the Middlesbrough born wide man from having his head turned by such interest.



Valued in the £7-10 million bracket Matt Jarvis would add more natural width to the Liverpool side and appears to be a player that Hodgson admires. Whilst clearly not a big name signing the Wolves man has greatly impressed this season and has apparently gathered interest from a number of top Premier League outfits, but only rme will tell where Jarvis will be playing his football when the new season starts.​
 
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