Good morning once again,
So yesterday was an incredibly dramatic end to the BPL season. I have never experienced an ending like that, it was so tense, so dramatic.
From the title race, to the race for the last automatic champion league qualifying spot (3rd place), to the battle at Merseyside and of course the battle for the great escape at the bottom of the pile.
First I’ll address the relegation battle, there was only one spot left and Bolton fell into. It’s a pity, I always liked Bolton, but after the battle QPR put up against City they deserve to stay up, though Joey Barton deserves to be banned from football. He has showed time and time again that he has problems, time to get rid of him.
“@SkySporIsNews: Its just been announced that Joey Barton is an unlockable character on Mortal Kombat.”
“@PremiershipUK: QPR’s Joey Barton assaults three Man City players – then claims ‘it was never a red’: Joey Barton coul… http://t.co/xcekDssr telegraph”
“@Football_Tweet_: Joey Barton is a plonker. Hit Carlos Tevez, kneed Sergio Aguero and threw a head at Vincent Kompany…”
Then to the battle to be the top at Merseyside, Everton beat the surging Newcastle to become the top dog at Merseyside, it didn’t help Liverpool that Swansea beat them. Liverpool has some great players, but things need to change, I personally feel that things started going sour when the lost Xabi Alonso, the man who had Gerard’s back and helped supply the terrorising Torres. After he left, there was a void that never really got filled.
Then on to the fight for 3rd, now this as especially dramatic for me as I’m a Gooner. The placing for 3rd, 4th and 5th could have all changed last night. Arsenal could have ended up in 5th if the lost. Arsenal took the lead at West Brom only to succumb to 2 goals and then making a come back to making it 3-2. It was nail biting. Spurs won and keep 4th, and Newcastle stay in 5th after their loss to Everton. Now my only wish is that Chelsea win the Champions League to knock out Spurs hopes of champions league football. I never was a Spurs hater until the last season, when certain Spurs started running their mouths after the went on top of Arsenal in the table. Mind the Gap.
“@omojuwa: Tottenham’s best season, Arsenal’s worst season. Same story, Tottenham’s best is worse than #Arsenal ‘s worst”
Van Persie secure his golden boot, not hopefully with 3rd place he’ll sign a new contract with us and stay.
“@piersmorgan: Don’t leave us, Skipper @Persie_Official – stay and become an all-time #Arsenal LEGEND like Dennis. #DutchMasters”
And on to the most intense part of the night, the 5 minutes of injury time at the Etihad. United thought they had won the title after City messed up and allowed QPR to take the lead by making it 2-1, but in what I must say is the most fantastic way to win the title by snatching the trophy away from your bitter rivals at the very last moment, to score 2 goals in injury time. I can only describe it as phenomenal. The feeling that Mancini and his men felt last night is something they probably will never feel again, no matter how many other trophies the win after this. Ending the 44 year drought, shoving it into the face of their bitter rivals in the most painful way. Amazing.
I continued on to watch the interviews and celebrations.
The interview with Vincent Kompany was great, so touching,I could see how much it meant to him. He definitely deserved it. Great Captain. So much pressure, never giving up. Joe Hart couldn’t really give an view, he was in such shock.
It was actually really nice watching the trophy ceremony. Showed me a different side of the City team. I’m happy for you guys, and the fans.
In the end, I guess with was the 6-1 beating that City gave United at Old Trafford that won them the title, but in all fairness props to MU for being able to give City a fight till the end, though you guys did sort of throw the title away when you gave away an 8 point lead that you had about a month ago, but still, you guys didn’t make it easy for City. Good Job.
What a god damn season, what an ending to one of the most roller coaster seasons in the BPL.
“@premierleague: There were 32 goals in today’s #bpl matches, taking the season’s total to 1,066 – a record for a 38-match season, beating 2010/11 by three.”
Straight From The Heart