This has been a boring Premier League season. I know it’s lazy to say it, but maybe the prolonged lack of entertainment has made me lethargic. Yes, the Football League’s been amazing, the Champions League has had some moments, and the FA Cup had a genuine upset at the end. But, if last season featured the Premier League’s most dramatic climax, this year must be the dullest.
To have the destination of the league title decided by a last minute goal was pretty exciting (for all non-United fans). It was always going to be difficult act to follow; a problem that didn’t deter the broadcasters from milking that cow for far too long. “Aguerrrroooooooooo!” clips have been running pretty much non-stop since pre-season build up began in July. But, what will they have to bombard us with this summer: Fergie retiring, QPR going down with a gazillion pound wage bill, or Mancini being sacked? – KEEP WATCHING THE PREMIER LEAGUE!
City’s title defence was awful, but perhaps this was appropriate in Ferguson’s final year, because it underlined one his greatest qualities: resilience. Ferguson’s United have always come back for more. No other manager has been able to live with him, or his team, for a prolonged period. It’s as if he and he alone had the magic formula to sustain success, while others were always been corrupted by it. Continue reading