The last post of three, rounding up the remaining teams contesting this year’s Premier League. At the bottom you will also see a short list of teams for DArwinia to support since her knowledge of English Football is not so leka so here goes and enjoy.
Manager: Steve Bruce
Stadium: Stadium of Light
Nickname: The Black Cats
Another team with very passionate supporters, Sunderland fans were recorded as the loudest according to a survey in 2007 measuring at 129 decibels! They are coached by ex United player Steve Bruce and will certainly look to improve on recent seasons.
Players to watch: John Mensah, Andy Reid, Frazier Campbell, Darren Bent
Manager: Harry Rednapp
Stadium: White Hart Lane
Under Harry Rednapp, Spurs qualified for Uefa Champions League this season and the money it will bring in will surely boost the club and their finances. Rednapp has this ability to bring out the best in players and Spurs certainly has the players to make a huge impact on football this season.
Players to watch: Luka Modric, Aaron Lennon, Jermaine Defoe
West Bronwich Albion
Manager: Roberto Di Matteo
Stadium: The Hawthorns
Nickname: The Baggies
Not much to say. Actually want to see whether they wil be stumped upon or actually stay in the league?
Players to watch: Scott Carson, Chris Wood
West Ham United
Manager: Avram Grant
Stadium: Upton Park
Nickname: The Hammers
Last year the Hammers was nearly relegated to the First, when they narrowly escaped. Under Zola they never looked like the Hammers of old who at times can be a handful. Under Grant look at them to play sensible and technical football. The club also has a very good following.
Players to watch: Matthew Upson, Boa Morte,
Manager: Roberto Martinez
Stadium: DW Stadium
The youngest team in the League, and this only their fifth year in the topflight, look at Wigan to either fight it out for survival, or lose out. I think they can once again look forward to some stiff competition for bottom of the log. Sorry ouens.
Players to watch: Charles N’Zogbia, Gary Caldwell
Manager: Mick McCartney
Stadium: Molinuex Stadium
Club with a small but intimate following, Wolves would want to make sure they go a step further this year. What is always interesting is the bottom half battles between the small teams, they are the main reason why English Football is so popular.
Players to watch: Matthew Jarvis, Kevin Doyle
Now you may want to wonder why I included the pictures of their kits. Well there is people out there that wants to talk to us with knowledge of football since they started following it with the WC. DArwinia, I made you a pact that I will advise you on your team for this season. This team should have the same type of supporters as the Bulls fans. Liverpool fans…..they envy. Man City fans…..they jealous. Arsenal fans….they wish. So for you I would say, go with Newcastle. They have loyal fans who stick with their team through thick and thin. Did you know that when they were relegated to the First Division, their stadium just got fuller and fuller by the week. So Newcastle it is for you Dar.
I was going to do another short post, but heck, time is money people so here is my thought. We all have our preferences in soccer, heck for any team sport out there. But besides that, I have seen some really beautiful kits and would like to share my favorite four.The rule here is that you don’t include your own team because come on, we all know I will say Man United has a great looking one, Lobo and Gmeister will agree that Liverpool’s shirt looks the best. Sheriff and Dobbel H prefers Everton. So the rule here is NOT to choose your team.
Chelsea 2nd Kit
Bayer Leverkusen Home Kit
AC Milan Home Kit
This is my third attempt at this post. Hope you enjoy, loads of sport for the weekend.