I want to talk about some facts. Football is great apart from when it’s quite boring, and the 2014/15 Premier League season was the dullest yet. You can decide for yourself. I am not playing mind games, just facts. Poor quality combined with a total lack of competition for the title is not the stuff to live long in the memory. City looked like they couldn’t be arsed, yet still managed to finish second; Arsenal found a run of good form in the league at the most meaningless time possible; United became the dullest yet frustratingly effective team in the league; and, Liverpool and Spurs decided to finish their seasons in March and take the final two months off. Like I said, these are just facts.
The final insult was Sky’s hilarious attempt to sustain our interest by hyping up the final couple of weeks as a crucial period, even though pretty much everything had been decided. Even the relegation ‘battle’ was an anti-climax, with Hull just that bit too shit to find any form despite Newcastle refusing to win any games for about four months. Not every season will be a classic, which is fine, but during fallow periods it helps if there is something to distract you from the tedium. What the Premier League lacks at present is genuine rivalries among the bigger clubs that dominate media coverage. In short, it lacks hatred.