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Old 2014-05-12 , 17:14
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Originally Posted by Flynn View Post
It is going to be difficult for Liverpool to maintain their run in the EPL because they have CL to play as well - that can drain the players and manager alike
Going to be good to see what united do next season and if they can match what Liverpool did this season by pushing Manchester City right up to the last game. Remember that united will have no European football next year so they should at the very least be expected to match Liverpool's showing of this year.

To the Manchester City supporters and team, well done and congratulations.

To you united supporters how you must enjoy seeing your two arch enemies sitting in positions one and two on the log while you languish down in mid table. Saviour giggs didn't end up doing any better than moyes did he? Going to be interesting to see what players you manage to attract to the club next year. van gaal almost certain to be appointed manager.

Chelsea didn't do too badly but wish Mourinho wouldn't always complain so much. On about his not having a decent striker in the squad. Whose fault is that? Perhaps if he had kept some of his loan players, Lukaku?, he may have done better. Like Man City he has one of the biggest squads of quality players and one would have expected more of them. Although they did finish third after playing in Champions League and getting to the semi finals so not entirely a bad season for them. I do, however, wonder what the mood in the squad is like having read recently that Hazard has criticised the style of play, Oscar hardly getting a game and Mourinho moaning about a lack of strike force. Surely this cannot be good for morale?

Arsenal fell away badly towards the end and came very close to failing to qualify for the Champions League for next year. See Wenger says he'll be with them next year as well.

As things now stand and before the transfer window opens I can see the above four teams being favourites to finish in the top four again next year. However, a lot will depend on how the squads are strengthened. Wouldn't write off united just yet but with the other sides all going to be strengthening their squads united will have to spend fairly big to keep in touch.

Stoke spending another year with the big boys. Well done.

Now what do I watch on a Saturday and Sunday afternoon?
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