Lets conclude our review of the Premier League teams. I hope these 4 posts have helped you decide which team you would like to support, and if not, well I hope you have had fun reading about the twenty teams that provide so much entertainment every week.
Premier League teams S – W
Sunderland: The Black Cats
Like their Tyne and Wear neighbors in Newcastle, Sunderland fans are one passionate group of supporters. Sunderland have enjoyed a lot of success, sadly they last won the Championship in 1936, and they did enjoy a trip to the FA Cup final in 1992, losing to Liverpool.
Since then they have suffered relegation, enjoyed promotion, fired several managers, and since their return to the Premier League are annual contenders for relegation. Last season they survived, but only just thanks to a miracle from their manager Gus Poyet in turning things around with four games to go. If you are a passionate supporter and like to wear red and white stripes Sunderland is the team for you!
Swansea City: The Swans
Swansea City, the only non-English team to play in the Premier League. Since their arrival back in the top flight in 2011-12 the team from Wales has been punching well above its weight. So much so, they won the League Cup in 2013…a remarkable achievement given The Swans narrowly avoided relegation to the Conference (the fifth tier of English football) on the final day of the 2002-03 season.
Swansea play fast flowing, attacking football and can be a handful for anyone. I would say they are a favorite ‘second team’ of many supporters and watching them just makes you smile. If you are new to the game and want to watch a team that just loves to play football and has fun, try the Swans.
Normally at the end of each season football pundits and fans up and down the country sit for hours (in tv studios, pubs and offices) to debate, contemplate and vegetate about the goal of the season.
Well thanks to Wayne Rooney’s 50 yard wonder strike this weekend against West Ham, those many hours of discussion time can be used for more productive activities such as painting the fence, washing the car or digging the garden.
For this season my friends, the goal of the season is a done deal!
With the FA Cup taking center stage this weekend, its time to look at part 2 of the Premier League Season, the story so far –
Having scored 63 goals this season, you would think Manchester City would be flying high at the top of the table, but they are currently one point behind Arsenal in second place. City are by far the best team in the league, their new manager looks like he has been at the club for years (as opposed to just 7 months), the players are in phenomenal form and yet they struggle away from home and have been prone to the occasional slip up. If they can start winning all their games, and handle the pressure of being in 3 cup competitions they will soon open up a sizable gap between them and the rest of the league, and their route to becoming champions turn into a walk in the park.
One of the surprise teams this season. Before the season started, this team had disaster written all over it. The manager had fallen out with the chairman, the technical director is a relic from the Stone Age, and half the team can’t even speak English. And yet they have defied all the odds to play some wonderful football and will be fighting for a top five finish.