City reigned supreme, Liverpool faltered, the Canaries stopped singing and United capitulated

Date: 14th May 2014 at 12:59 pm
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plSo the season is over and it seems to have taken on a distinctly blue feel – as Vincent Kompany said, the ribbons on the Premier League trophy are certainly City blue and a fair few other clubs are feeling more than a little bit sorry for themselves and well –blue.

The axe is being wielded and now we not only have Manchester United and West Brom managerless but also north London side Tottenham Hotspur as well. Smart money would be on Sam Allardyce also getting the axe before a ball is kicked in anger next season to boot.

It seems like Jose Mourinho will become the first Chelsea manager to survive the sack after a season with no silverware in sight and Arsene Wenger is so entrenched in Arsenal that his customary fourth place finish is once again deemed to be acceptable.

At the bottom we saw the departures of Norwich, Fulham and Cardiff – all of whom had it coming really.

Sunderland managed to string together a giant killing run to survive and nearly hand Liverpool the title to boot and Tony Pulis would be hard pressed not to win just about every managerial accolade going given his amazing job since taking over at Crystal Palace who looked doomed for the drop.

Mark Hughes is also worth a mention with some impressive results at Stoke not to mention taking them to the next level with his style of play this season.

All in all it has been a pretty exciting campaign going down to the wire when it came to the title and indeed cutting it pretty close for the sides who were relegated. Everton managed to push perennial fourth placed Arsenal to the wire and showed that loan signings are not to be sniffed at!

Southampton make up a large portion of the England squad and after a fine season for the likes of Adam Lallana and Ricky Lambert it is no shock that is the case. Jay Rodriguez may miss out through injury but can pacify himself with the fact his summer will be a busy one when it comes to clubs vying for his signature.

Liverpool are the side who will feel the season ending the hardest and you have to think that no matter what, Steven Gerrard and co will struggle to get another chance like the one they found themselves in this term when it comes to winning that elusive Premier League title.

For 7th placed Manchester United it has been a campaign to forget and one that fans will not exactly look back on in a hurry – unless they want a laugh that is. Louis van Gaal seems to be the manager elect and United, like Chelsea are moving fast when it comes to agreeing deals with players who look set to join them next term.

The league was perhaps more entertaining than it has been in a long while and sides only look set to improve this summer going into next season.

With Liverpool looking to kick on under Brendan Rodgers not to mention Chelsea knowing they have to do better and United not having any European fixtures to contend with next term the battle for the title could well be the most thrilling yet – and that fourth place Arsene Wenger loves so much could well be under severe threat.

Who do you think has emerged from the season winners? Who will kick on and better themselves next season? Let us know your thoughts below or tweet us @LaFootyettes.

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