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Four things that might happen at the end of the season in the Premire League

4 THINGS THAT MIGHT HAPPEN AT THE END OF THIS EPL SEASON (2013/2014)

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Arsene Wenger finally gives up-after eight years without a trophy and a woeful start to the season, the immense pressure from the fans and media might be responsible for this being Wenger’s last season in charge of Arsenal.

I feel the fans frustration will reach a boiling point at the end of the season with a possible boycott being touted by some fan groups.

The manager knows how impatient the fans have become and I’m sure he has a plan B lined up in case he fails to deliver a much trophy at the end of this season.  Especially with reports suggesting Laurent Blanc is only serving as a caretaker since the owners have made it clear he remains their first choice for the managerial position, citing his love for beautiful football display, eye for talents and financial discipline as a huge turn on, well this might be the year they finally get their man.

If his group of youngsters fails to add to the Emirates trophy cabinet at the end of the season, the pressure might be too much for the gaffer to handle and he might leave, which brings the end of an era and an 8 year project that has attracted heavy criticism by both the media and fans. We’ll be watching but I strongly feel the Premier League will lose another longest serving manager for the second season in a row.

Mourinho’ second spell turn sour- I have this eerie feeling that Jose Mourinho’s dramatic return to Chelsea after a 7-year sabbatical won’t go according to plan. Chelsea owner and fans are hinging their hopes of success based on fond memories of his first spell forgetting that a lot of water has passed under the bridge since that time. During Mourinho’s first spell he had a bunch of hungry players. I never saw a group that was so desirous of success, they all could sacrifice their right arm to hold on to a 1-0 win. Their commitment and dedication was unquestionable.

This present Chelsea team unlike the 2004-06 team don’t play as a unit, it has too many egos and the dressing room is a bit divided now.  Above all they lack that hunger that brought much success to the his other Chelsea team. Players like John Terry, Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole are still at the Bridge but you’ll agree with me that they’re all past their best. At the end of this season the Blues faithful might come to realize the full meaning of the Shakespearean phrase that “not all that glisters is gold”

Redundant first season for Goal line Technology-after years of controversies, debates and anticipation, goal line technology has become a reality in the English Premier League to put an end to years of injustices in the beautiful game, I still recall the 2005 season when Tottenham’s Pedro Mendes’ shot from just over the half way line that got the better of Manchester United goalkeeper Roy Carroll who spilled the ball 2 yards over his line.  Unfortunately Referee Mark Clattenburg and his assistant Rob Lewis were too far away from the incident to judge correctly therefore Mendes was denied an amazing goal and United escaped with a point.

Since that incident at Old Trafford in 2005, no season has passed without an incident that calls for the need for goal line technology (which incidentally has been used with immense success by other sports for years). My prediction is this season will be free of any incident that will make us shout, “what if it wasn’t there” at the guys at Hawk Inc.

Pellegrini breaks Man city’s CL first round jinx- after investing a fortune on players and wages for 5 years now, the owners desire to see Manchester City join the fray of European power houses, big time. It has become a norm to see the club fail at the first hurdle in their attempt to conquer Europe for the first time in their history.  This time they won’t.

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If you would like to make four predictions to publish on Untold before the end of the month, please send them to Tony.Attwood@aisa.org as an article (that is to say with explanations, not just a list of four predictions) and we’ll publish them and return to them at the end of the season.  No prizes, but if are right, you’ll be accoladed.

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35 comments to Four things that might happen at the end of the season in the Premire League

  • sam

    Not bothered about others, just like to see a new manager next season at the emirates.this was supposed to be THE summer, eenger fritted it away, continuing to buy untested talent.

  • goonerbegood

    Arsenal FC need a New Manager , young ,hungry for success , Wenger is not the same and will not change . The football world is leaving Arsenal Behind and it is down to 2 things,

    1. Arsene Wenger , we have had 90 days to sign players but he keeps on haggling on a few quid , in the process other clubs pay more and take the player . Offering an amount for a player when you know will be rejected is no brainer. He needs to pay the asking Price. He is a Manager not an Economist to Arsenal football club, he needs to act like one and leave the other issues to the CEO but I feel he wants to do everything. for me if we want to progress we need to get rid of Wenger irrespective of what he has done cos at the end of day he has had his chance and no one believes his lies and excuses anymore.It is one thing to have the money and it is another thing not to have the Money and from what Gazidis has written we have the Money.

    2.the board , they keep hiding behind the manager , they have no power over the manager, they allow the manager to dictate too many things when his Job should be about the squad. They the board do not act like they are interested in winning any nore trophy’s as long as the turn over is good ever season. Think about it , we have not won anything since David Dein left Arsenal FC and it is no coincidence,it is down to poor management and poor Know how, Gazidis should stop making excuses , stop going about how much money we have , he says he wants us to be like Bayern Munich ,however Bayern munich had Jupp Heinkez who won everything the last season before , still they changed him with a new and younger manager cos they are serious and they did it before the league ended.

    Finally ,it is either USMANOV is allowed in the board or the board make things happen. We the fans are tired , of excuses , lies , when we know the Money is there . People ask like the guy on Arsenal fan tv , he asks who do we sign , if we are to sign , I would say the manager and the board should know who they need to sign as they get paid a lot of money ,it is their Job , and If the manager and board have no Idea then it is time they all step down and this season we the fans would no longer tolerate any more lies , anymore excuses , we will not listen to wengers excuses anymore ,if he is tired , he should step down as he is dragging us down. And yes he has done a lot for us ,bringing us thus far however it is his job , he gets paid for it ,he is not doing it for free, so we want change , we the fans deserve it, We need smiles on our faces , a better squad to challenge for trophies.

  • Sammy The Snake

    Referee Anthony Taylor has been dropped by the FA for this weekends Premier League fixtures after his horror show at the Emirates on Saturday.

    Really?!

  • Philbet

    I not support Arsinil no more unless venger buy knew player ee ruin this great club because ee so stubern and fink only of eemself, Philbet (age 4).

  • Mick

    @Philbet
    Fuck off, good riddance.

  • Mick

    Sorry Philbet just noticed your age. Shouldn’t you be in bed?

  • Sammy The Snake

    Watching ManC destroy 10 man NewCastle. Arsenal needs to spend 200M to reach them!

  • Mike Thomas

    Or how about 4 more likely things
    1) AW gets given a new contract
    2) Chelsea win a trophy whereas Arsenal fail yet again to win anything
    3)Old Man Frank finishes the season with another 20 goal tally
    4) Wilshire suffers another major injury

  • Byo

    I really only will address the point on Arsenal(not that the other 3 dont matter).

    Wenger had 3 months in the off-season to replenish the team after getting rid of the “deadwood” as most fans have been calling for. It is a no brainer that when you move 9 players off the wage bill, you might want to at least bring in 3-4 new ones.

    Right now, i’m really despondent on what the club has become in the last 3-4 years. We sell our best players to rivals, offer ridiculous wages to misfits, inactivity in the transfer market, etc!

  • Stroller

    If you want to read stuff like this then there are dozens of postings everyday on Newsnow, but the headline spelling is usually correct at least. Crikey, we’re one game in it’s fast forward to the end of the season.

  • nicky

    Only one match played at the start of a long season, still twelve days left in the transfer Window and already the knives are out for Arsene. Those who call us “fickle” have surely sussed us out. There cannot be another club in Britain where support runs hot and cold BY THE DAY.
    I sometimes feel that many Arsenal fans have a death wish. They want the Club to fail like they must have a player on whom to vent their abuse. Do you all recall Denilson?
    This time last year we had the same calls for Arsene’s head.
    On the subject of transfers, I would like the Club to publish the reason(s) why each failed. At present, there is criticism based entirely on ignorance.

  • M.V

    I find it funny people critisizing wenger for being an “economist” when that is one of the reasons Arsenal actually HAVE this so called 75 million to spend in the first place.

  • dan

    Well it looks more likely our top top signings will be much lower down the pecking order.

    12 days left, expectations lowering day by day.

  • SA Gunner

    Nicky

    Do you think that outburst against Villa is as a result of just this transfer window?

    Let me explicitly create the context for you although I know you know.

    8 years without silverware

    The loss of our best players season after season

    Not replacing our best players and rebuilding

    Strengthening teams in our own league

    Gambling with players who are not proven fitness wise

    Having a constant thread bare squad, this time on the opening day

    Big talk of change, the desire to spend on quality and numbers and then falling short

    Im sure you see my point here. How do you defend all this, surely we need accountability?

    Tony? Walter? Or am I being AAA now?

  • dan

    M.V

    I find it funny sitting on 75mil and still looking for Aldi deals.

  • Hippy

    Nothing wrong with Aldi.

  • robl

    @SA Gunner, most of those 8 years were always going to be written off due to the 1/2 Billion spent on the Emirates, but granted this transfer window has been a total f-up.

    I’m watching Pardew blow a gasket at our disrespectful offer for Cabaye, and how we’ve put him in the wrong frame of mind to play, wrecking their preparation. Well who the **** told Cabaye? Joe kinnear? Pardew’s bookie? Or does he have another release clause like at his last club?

  • sebas

    This Chelsea full of too many egos? They are not a cohesive unit? I hope you are not talking about the same squad that has won the Champions and Europa League the past two years.

  • Brickfields Gunners

    Don’t care about the others ,but implosions are welcome !
    So what’s the worse case senario this season –
    a) Relegation ?
    b) Just barely avoiding relegation ?
    c) Finishing in the bottom 10 ?
    d) Just making it into the top ten ?
    e) sixth , behind Man clubs,Chelski , Spuds , Liverpuddle or Everton ?
    f)Top four again ?
    g) Winning a trophy or trophies ?

    1) a – e – Bye -bye AW , hello …..? The AAAs wish .

    2) f & g – “Same old ,same old ! There’s only one AW ” THE AKB’s anthem !
    Sign me up for number two please !

  • Brickfields Gunners

    @ Sebas – I think he was talking about the Chelski who became the first CL winners to be knocked out in the first round .But then , they had a different manager !

  • Arvind

    Yep I’d take f or g happily. When AW does decide to go…this year end or 5 years later, the club’ll be in fantastic shape. The next manager will probably come in and win a trophy, thus leading to conclusions..about how AW should have been sacked 5 years ago : )

  • Brickfields Gunners

    Who gives a shit ?

    This asshole looked at my beer belly last night and sarcastically said , “Is that Corona or Bud?”
    I said, “There’s a tap underneath; taste it and find out.”

    When you are over sixty who gives a shit?

    ***********
    I was talking to a girl in the bar last night. She said, “If you lost a few pounds, had a shave and got your hair cut, you’d look all right.”
    I said, “If I did that, I’d be talking to your friends over there instead of you.”

    When you are over sixty who gives a shit?

    ***********
    I was telling a girl in the pub about my ability to guess what day a woman was born just by feeling her boobs.
    “Really” she said, “Go on then…try.”
    After about thirty seconds of fondling she began to lose patience and said. “Come on, what day was I born”?
    I said, “Yesterday.”

    When you are over sixty who gives a shit?

    ***********
    I got caught taking a pee in the local swimming pool today. The lifeguard shouted at me so loud, I nearly fell in.

    When you are over sixty who gives a shit?

    ***********
    I went to the pub last night and saw a fat chick dancing on a table. I said, “Nice legs.”
    The girl giggled and said with a smile, “Do you really think so ? ”
    I said “Definitely! Most tables would have collapsed by now!”

    When you are over sixty who gives a shit?

  • Brickfields Gunners

    S*H*I*T For educational purposes only !

    Manure : In the 16th and 17th centuries, everything had to be transported by ship and it was also before the invention of commercial fertilizers, so large shipments of manure were quite common.

    It was shipped dry, because in dry form it weighed a lot less than when wet, but once water (at sea) hit it, not only did it become heavier, but the process of fermentation began again, of which a by-product is methane gas. As the stuff was stored below decks in bundles you can imagine what could (and did) happen.
    Methane began to build up below decks and the first time someone came below at night with a lantern…… BOOOOM!

    Several ships were destroyed in this manner before it was determined just what was happening

    After that, the bundles of manure were always stamped with the instruction ‘ Stow high in transit ‘ on them, which meant for the sailors to stow it high enough off the lower decks so that any water that came into the hold would not touch this volatile cargo and start the production of methane.

    Thus evolved the term
    ‘S.H.I.T’, (Stow High In Transit)
    which has come down through the centuries and is in use to this very day..

    You probably did not know the true history of this word. Neither did I.

    I had always thought it was essentially something to do with POLITICIANS…or the AAAs !

  • Rupert Cook

    @Nicky, I’m trying to forget Denilson. Fickle fans, not really, plenty wanted the club’s attitude to change some years back, now a few more have joined those. I must admit, if nothing else, it’s gripping stuff even if it’ll probably be to our detriment in the long run whatever happens.

  • Rupert Cook

    4 Things that’ll happen:

    1. Wenger finally decides to leave BUT he takes the club with him. His first destination was originally France but now that league is polluted with sugar daddy clubs he moves the entire stadium, stone by stone by himself, to Belgium where he has reason to believe there is strong support.

    2. Mourinho has a melt down at OT as Chelsea concede a hat-trick to Rooney. After the game Mourinho gouges Moyes’ eyes out and eats them. The ref books Mourinho for time wasting.

    3. There is an uprising against the PGMOL and several refs are strung up while the more kindly members of the mob take others to Spec Savers. Meanwhile wild celebrations at Untold go to Tony’s head and he declares Corby a republic and starts plans to build a railway station and reopen the steel works.

    4. Spuds finally get fourth but the league has been declared unfit for purpose and football has been outlawed and replaced by women’s hockey which is now the national sport. Brickfields is assigned job as court jester at the new National Netball Centre and male supporters are transfixed by the pleated micro-mini-skirts the girls are made to wear.

  • Mike Thomas

    @ Sebas

    What you mean the Chelsea team that beat Arsenal twice last season, finished above them in the league, and won the Europa Cup?
    Ok Chelsea went out in the group stage but in so doing they gained 10 points, ( the same number as Arsenal) & were top scorers in all the groups.
    Many of the worlds top players are said to have large egos these type of players display almost an arrogance the trick is in managing those egos not avoiding tem which seems to be AWs approach.
    Returning to Chelsea of course players like Lampard, Terry, Cole and possibly Essien are in the last throes of their careers and whilst these players no doubt are strong characters & no doubt have big egos they know how to win in the English game and that is something that shouldn’t be undervalued.
    Looking at the situation at Arsenal and yesterdays statement from the supporters trust, and it now seems the players, I wouldn’t be worrying too much about the impact of egos in Chelsea’s dressing room I would be more concerned as to what happens in matters Arsenal over the next 13 days in both the transfer window but also the CL qualifiers.

  • Faron

    There have been some good write ups on this web-site. This certainly wasn’t one of them.

  • Brickfields Gunners

    @ Rupert – Have to turn down the offer as I hate netball ,
    but am willing to be the court jester in parliment – I’ll fit right in with the clowns ! Provided of course that
    there are laws to safe guard my safety !
    It would be tragic to kill the messenger of happy tidings !

  • nicky

    @ SA Gunner,
    This constant yearning for silverware above all else, puzzles me. A trophy is merely the icing on the cake. The way we mix the cake is far more important. In other words, finishing 4th or better in the EPL is far better than (say) winning the Carling Cup and qualifying for the Europa Cup.
    We lose players like all clubs do. You cannot hold on to players who are determined to leave…..generally greedy for more money.
    Remember we built and paid for the best stadium in Britain without seeking outside assistance.
    @Rupert Cook,
    I’m afraid I must stick to “fickle”. Listen and remember at the Emirates to the abuse over the years when things go wrong. Denilson, Walcott, Ramsey etc, etc, they all had their turn….and this from HOME SUPPORT. An absolute
    disgrace and it still goes on.
    We have no divine right to succeed and until ALL supporters realise that only harmony will bring success, we will remain near but just below the absolute top flight.

  • para

    OK OK.
    1: Arsenal wins the FA Cup.
    2: Arsenal wins the PL.
    3: Arsenal takes PL and Ref Association to court for racism against Arsenal.
    4: WWIII starts.

  • Rupert Cook

    @Para, no.4 is more likely to happen the other three.

    @Nicky, I don’t advocate booing players. I don’t think anybody is saying we have a divine right to succeed, what they want is to see the club use the money it has, not hoard it.

    I will quote Bob Paisley again, “I’d rather have players on the pitch than money in the bank.”

  • Rupert Cook

    @Brickfields, most men hate netball but if you get to look at a dozen or so short-skirted women for an hour would you be complaining? And the ladies love a man with a sense of humour.

  • Referee Anthony Taylor Dropped?? Have any sewer rats seen that? Do they have the gut to say anything? Or its Arsene’s problem? Are we going to get a replay for that match? Are they telling us anything as I posted yesterday? The morons in here do you have anything to say? I don’t think so.
    Gunners lets keep the spirit.

  • Brickfields Gunners

    @ Rupert Cook – Am a boob man myself and enjoy all that jiggling ; so short skirts , sexy butts, thighs and curvy calves rally do not turn me on as much !
    Cleavage will be the death of me ! Although this study proves otherwise .
    From the Medical Division of UA – with your health in mind,

    Study: Staring at Breasts Increases Heart Health

    http://www.menshealth.co.uk/community/forums/thread/1707714

  • para

    @ Rupert Cook
    Actually it has already started, but i did not want to alarm you. It is a quiet war and it’s weapons are silent and aimed at all areas of humankind. Money is one of those weapons. I could go on but hey, it’s there for you to see if you want to.