Thursday, December 17, 2015

The madness continues

The English premier league isn't short of controversy, whether it's a team and their manager celebrating a draw at home or a side that's just been promoted, topping the table before Christmas. It really is one of the most exciting leagues in the world and you can understand why supporters of it go into mass depression during the off season. 

Just today Jose Mourinhno, probably one of the best managers the league has seen was given the axe at his much loved Chelsea Football Club. With their dismal performances this season, it's hard to say it wasn't inevitable but still, sacking a manager of Jose's calibre is unheard of. The guy just won the Premier League title with the very same team last season and now they're languishing 1 point above relegation. It's madness I tell you! It's difficult to pinpoint where it all went wrong for the Portuguese coach but it was clearly evident that he lost the faith of his players and once that happens not much can work in your favour. Even though club owner Roman Abromovich and him are close friends, business is business. 

For Chelsea to take such a rash decision right before the crunch Christmas period, they have to have someone in mind to replace Mourinho as you wouldn't want to go into a fury of fixtures with someone who's there just to fill the gap. With rumours running rife about Pep Guardiola due to leave Bayern as well as Diego Simeone's name popping up, there seems to be some good talent waiting to take over the reigns at Chelsea Football Club but if you have to look at the number of managers they've had over the years, it really seems as if they're whorinng themselves out to managers. Whatever the case, it add's to the madness of the Premier League. 

Moving across to Manchester, starting off with the better half that is City, all is not well there. They've been having a shaky time of recent with some lacklusture performances and unfavourable results which see's them slip down into 3rd position. Pelligrini, another under fire manager, then again any person who manages City are under fire all the time but the Italian will have to figure out a way to dig themselves out of this slump. He has some positive news going into this weekend though, with star striker Sergio Aguero returning from injury so that should help the team out. 

Right, now we go to the other side of Manchester, the Shitty end. The jury is still out for the drunk Dutchman, yes Louis van Gaals army have been blowing hot and cold but of recent they can't blow anything at all. There seems to be a goal drought affecting the team and with that saw a string of results that didn't make their supporters very happy, not forgetting them getting dumped out of Europe. With Wayne Rooney still a ghost like figure in the team, one wonders if it's time to let him go? I mean not everyone can be a Scholes or Giggs. 

Moving on to Liverpool, yes many mocked Klopp for his "celebrations" after the draw with West Brom but any twit with half a brain would know that it was more of a thank you to the supporters than a celebration. The fans urged the team on in to the 8 minutes of injury time to find that second goal to equalise against Tony Pulis side who employed Jose "park the bus" tactics and tried to kill the game off, then again they tried to kill Dejan Lovren but luckily the Liverpool centre back isn't too badly injured and only suffers a few weeks on the sideline. Klopp is turning out to be quite the character and I like him, the league needs someone like him, his english isnt great now but he gets his message out there one way or another. The passion he has for the game is very evident and thats what Liverpool needed, lets hope our injury woes come to an end soon and we start firing once again.

Last but not least, Leicester City! I know right? The team everyone thought would be number contenders for relegation are now number one in the league, what the fuck? Got to hand it to Claudio Ranieri, he's done a stellar job at the Tigers and proved to everyone it wasn't just a lucky start to the season. He has a quality squad filled with players we never knew about but they doing things right and they're winning.  Their lead striker, Jamie Vardy is scoring goals for fun and breaking all sorts of records, the other striker Riyad Mahrez scored one of the goals of the season on Monday night to beat Chelsea and probably get Jose fired. Only one thing I can say to them, respect!

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