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Glory Glory Spain!!

wah i know this post came super late but better late than never right. hee was busy with work, camp and outings. =D

Spain has been crowned European Champions and in my last post i have predicted that this will be Spain’s year and indeed they delivered. Although my money was on Portugal and Croatia, sometimes listening to your heart is better to your head. Portugal’s dismal showing in the quarter final can be due to 2 men- Ronaldo and Scolari. And perhaps Croatia was too over rated but i do hope Luka Modric can shine for Tottenham and give liverpool a run for their coveted 4th spot in the EPL. I cant wait for EPL to start and but the most intriguing part may be the summer transfer. Who will come and go?? Is Ronaldo’s staying?? Who will the big 4 buy?? Your guess is as goodas mine.

However Chelsea is already making an impression in the summer transfer, signing Bosingwa and Deco. Bosingwa will take time to adapt to EPL as well as Deco but what’s the real motive of signing Deco when you already have Lampard and Ballack. After Ballack’s strong showing in Euro08, he’s has shown that he’s one of the best all rounded midfielder in the world. Hence the question “how to accomodate all 3 of them as well as Essien?” Scolari will most probabaly use his favoured 4-2-3-1 formation and my guess is either Lampard is leaving or Deco is going to stay on the bench.

Liverpool is also making strong impressions on the transfer market. Gareth Barry arrival means Alonso’s departure but is Barry really a better player than Alonso. In the EPL certainly but in the Champions League Alonso’s experience is surely more valuable. Hence i would not really swop Barry for Alonso. Liverpool needs to buy real wingers and i’m waiting to see how ambitious Liverpool is this coming season.They need to buy,but buy wisely and with some quality also. Another “Torres transfer” will surely help Liverpool mount a more serious title challenge.
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EPL Previews- 03/05/2008(relegation 6-pointers)

Well this week matches proved to be as interesting as ever, I’ll be previewing some of the matches playing later at night.

Man Utd vs West Ham

The Hammers has been the bogey team for the Red Devils in the previous season with a particular Carlos Tevez netting the winner last season. West Ham had been playing very well against Man Utd but they have nothing to play for in this game and the Devils will not want the title to slip up at their home turf.  Man utd for a comfortable 2-0 win. Watch out for Tevez against his old club although i’m no so sure he will start the game after running his heart out against Barcelona.

Fulham vs Birmingham

The “Big Match” of the night! A relegation 6 pointers up for grab. Both team are in the bottom three and a win here could be crucial. Fulham is at home and they will need the 3 points more. With both Bolton and Reading playing at home against teams with nothing to play for, this match will be nothing short of drama and hard tackling. A draw is on the card and i’m going for a 2-2 draw as the team are pretty on par and could even out eah other.  

Bolton vs Sunderland

Like I said earlier, Sunderland have nothing  to play for but one man could spolit the party for Bolton- Roy Keane. The former Man utd captain doesnt like to lose but with preimer league status next season safe already, Roy Keane may just instruct his players to enjoy the game. Bolton to win 1-0

Blackburn vs Derby

It would be quite foolish to back Derby away from home. They are the worst team in the EPL in history. If Derby get something out of this game, Santa Cruz shall just go Man Utd next season and play for true winner. Blackburn to win comfortably 2-0.

Middlesbrough vs Portsmouth

Portsmouth is looking forward to the FA cup finals. They will not play as well but they are the best away team outside of the big 4. Boro still have an outside chance of being relegated. Play safely can try for 0-0 draw.

Reading vs Tottenham

Reading needs points to stay up and their home form is one of the better of the teams involved int he relegation battle. They should not lose to a Spurs side already looking forward to next season where Juande Ramos can weave his magic. Berbatov may scores though. Try 1-1 draw.

Aston Villa vs Wigan

Wigan is 5 points ahead of Birminham. A draw tonight could make sure of safety and they will park the bus at Villa Park tonight to look for the draw. Villa is chasing Everton for that coveted 5th place and knowing that Everton faces an extremely tough match against Arsenal, Martin O’Neil boys sholud not let the chance slip. Wigan’s away form is not that good also so a home win is on the card. 1-0 win for Villa. I like Steve Bruce though they held Chelsea to a draw.

That’s all for tonight matches. 1 more hour to kick off!! All Man utd fans hold your breath!