Saudi petro dollars, ridiculous wages, prima donna players, multiple managers sacked before having the opportunity to succeed, Garry Cook, Carlos Tevez, Gareth Barry, buying success, the nouveau riche: There are many plausible reasons to despise the Premier League’s new leaders. The problem is I just can’t quite bring myself to do so.
Player power flexes its muscles again as City back money over Mancini
Adopting a staggeringly supportive stance of manager Roberto Mancini, Manchester City have today charged Carlos Tevez with, wait for it, refusing to warm up. Ooooooh, that’s gonna sting. He’s really going to regret telling his boss to do one during one of the biggest games in City’s history. Rumour has it that the board will punish Tevez severely following the outcome of the inquiry, with 20 laps around the training ground reportedly having been mooted. Tevez and his agent will surely appeal any such draconian measures.
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Here’s the next installment of Headers & Volleys alternative look at the Premier League table. This week, Tevez upset after bench row, Out of the frying pan, into… another frying pan, Lost in translation, Warnock’s finger on the pulse, Three defenders does not a back-four make and Follow the Ewood Park Road….
Here’s the next installment of Headers & Volleys alternative look at the Premier League table. This week, Geographically speaking, The Perfect Game, He killed them with their love, What’s in a striker?, Efficiency not productivity the key and of course, the latest instalment of Who is Martin Jol?
Tune in later today for our window watch where we will probably watch a window.
Here’s the next installment of Headers & Volleys alternative look at the Premier League table. This week, You can’t win anything with kids…, Kick a man whilst he’s down why don’t ya?, Just don’t tell Roman, What week is this? along with the latest installment of Just who is… Martin Jol?
Chrometophobia: An abnormal and persistent fear of money. Sufferers experience anxiety, despite the realization their fear is irrational, and worry they may mismanage money.
“In Arsene We Trust” the Arsenal fans have always sung. As the singing subsides to be replaced by jeers, fans of theNorth Londonteam are left in disgruntled resignation, hoping their manager, so successful in the past, manages to reinvent himself and his faltering young team. The travails of the team from the Emirates stadium have been widely reported and analyzed as key players have left, and squad players who the manager finally appears to have lost faith in, simply can’t be shifted. Whilst the loss of captain Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona and Samir Nasri to Premier League rivals Manchester City are indeed body blows, more prevalent would seem the lack of willingness of the manager to engage in spending the money that, according to the board of directors, is available. Has Wenger lost confidence in his ability to sign a player who is ready for action now, rather than in five years time? Or is he simply too stubborn to pay over the odds, in an over-inflated market?
by Danny Pugsley
Having successfully rid themselves of the monkey on their back City will go into the season facing newer and bigger pressures. Bringing to an end the long wait for a trophy should not be underestimated, and of course was a vital step as the club looked to develop its mind is now set to take its place amongst the footballing elite.