Did anyone think Newcastle would thrash Aston Villa 6-0? Are Chelsea going to score 6 goals week-in-week-out? Is this Theo Walcott and Arsenal’s season to shine? Are Manchester City the real deal this time around? Do Manchester United look sluggish? Will Tottenham flounder after a stellar showing last season? Is it me or do Liverpool look pizazzless?
We all know the season rarely ends the way it starts. But I feel like I can make one prediction already. West Ham look woeful and unless they strengthen their team, they are toast. Their fans can look forward to life in the Championship if their first two games are anything to go by. Time to put some superhero power in those bubbles Hammer fans!
Everyone was blown away by Blackpool’s first game and they soon bounced back to earth after being tossed like a salad by Arsenal. Theo Walcott looked explosive and he sure feels like a man with a point to prove. It’s good for Arsenal that he’s started off the season that way. Let’s hope he can stay fit .
Manchester City have spent gazillions on some foreign imports but it’s the homegrown talent that look like the sharpest tools in the shed. Adam Johnson and James Milner could be the difference in that team this season and to see young British players flourish and play with such style is refreshing. I’m not rooting for City, but I am rooting for Johnson and Milner to do well!
Newcastle stunned Villa and perhaps even themselves with an outstanding home return to the Premier League. Is Andy Carroll finally the man to fill legend Alan Shearer’s shoes? He could be a winner for the Toon and England. Will be exciting to keep watching how he progresses.
Chelsea look sharp and ready to defend their title. So what’s new?
Manchester United look non-plus at this point. But the Red Devils always get off to a slow start. Perhaps this season is the type where no team can afford a slow start?
It seems you were all chicken to cast your stones and vote who you think will finish where. It’s time to put your footballs where your mouths are fellow fans. Check out the THIS IS IT post and plaster your predictions for the football world to see. What has caught your eye so far?
Thank goodness normal life has resumed once again…
After a heartbreaking World Cup (well for us England fans anyway) the cure for all of humanity has finally arrived. Welcome back the sexiest football league in the entire universe…yes that’s right, the Premier League is here. Oh how we’ve missed you. And oh how happy we are that you are back. Thank you…until you do something that hurts our feelings of course!
So fellow footie fans. Let’s get the drinks in and talk about who we think will shine this season. Post back who you believe will achieve top spot in the below mentioned categories and together with the amount of posts you make throughout the season, you could find yourself crowned champion. Are you ready for the glory and the heartache?
Champions? Runners-up? 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th? Bottom 3? Player of the Year? Young Player of the Year? Top Scorer? Best Buy? Biggest Flop? Surprise of the Season? First Manager to Be Sacked? Manager of the Year? Greatest Goalie?
Feel free to suggest a category you’d like to see added. Who doesn’t love a democracy?!
Cast your football stones now and you could win the BSD Fans Premier League title and your team’s home jersey. Looking forward to podcasting with the winner. Good luck, play fair and have a stellar season…
Joe Cole has moved to Liverpool as a free agent and he couldn’t be happier. Having lost his way at Chelsea over the last couple of seasons, Joe was certainly ready for a new challenge. Could this move be the making of his career?
When he first burst onto the football scene at West Ham United as a wee puppy, Joe Cole was deemed a future England superstar. And when he scored that beautiful self-made volley for England against Sweden in World Cup 2006, we all thought he would go on and evolve into a very special player as everyone had predicted. He certainly played well and won lots with Chelsea, but I don’t think we’ve seen the magic he is capable of in recent seasons.
Joe Cole now gets the opportunity to play with Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres. And as Liverpool had nothing short of a mediocre season last term, Joe can certainly become an instant hero with the Kop, if he gets off to a good start. He was excited to sign-up for Roy Hodgson’s Liverpool revolution and can play a key part in lifting the hopes of their fans as they begin their battle for the title once again. Can he make a winning difference to Liverpool?
At Chelsea, Joe Cole felt very under appreciated and he wasn’t feeling the love at all. His relationship with Ancelotti was strained and he believed he was worth a lot more than the recently crowned Premier League Champions did. In Liverpool, he feels he is playing for the best club in the world and he is certainly feeling the love from the club and the fans.
Could this London lad fall in love with one of England’s most beloved Northern teams? He has 19 million reasons to…