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Premier League Summary After The Transfer Window

I love the thrills and spills of transfer deadline day, even though my team Coventry hardly sign anyone!

This transfer window hasn’t really seen many world class players come to the English Premier League, however I feel the race for the title will be even more competitive this season. Every team have strengthened and strengthened well.

Premier League new boys Southampton who smashed their transfer record with the signing of Gaston Ramirez of £11.2 million (I think it was) who I’m expecting a lot from at that price, however I don’t think that their squad is good enough to stay in the Premier League, I don’t like saying that either because your fans were great to us last season and I hope I’m proved wrong! Letting Billy Sharp for instance go when you need all the players you can get is a very bad move. I hope I’m wrong but I see their squad lacking quality and depth. Prediction- 20th

Going on to the Canaries who I think might as well be called Leeds United with them signing all their top players, even though they did do well last season, I can’t see them repeating that this season as I don’t think Chris Hughton will have the same effect and impact as Paul Lambert had on them. I predicted them to go down last season and I was proved wrong, sticking to my instincts though. Prediction – 19th

The third spot I’m going to put my neck out on the line and say Aston Villa, I think their team is poor, especially their back four, even thought they have a great striker in Darren Bent who I isn’t exactly 100% match fit, also they’ve only signed 3 or 4 first team players who I have never seen play, so I no I can’t judge but I think Paul Lambert has a big battle on his hands. Prediction -18th

On to the master of survivals in Roberto Martinez who will again escape relegation! Even though they have lost players in Hugo Rodallega and Victor Moses, they have signed a few player in Ivan Ramis and striker Arouna Kone who looks a good signing, so some how they will stay up as, Martinez is a brilliant manager. He’ll be gone though to a top team next season. Prediction – 17th

I did say Reading would get top 10 so I feel bad now as I have changed my mind seeing other teams squads, I think they’ll do well with the team they’ve got and I don’t see them going down they have signed good players in Pavel Pogrebnyak and Danny Guthrie who have Premier League experience and a pacey player in Gareth Mcauley who ran through our defence last season. Prediction – 16th

The last of the promoted teams in West Ham who earlier had a comfortable win over Fulham beating them at home 3-0 have made some decent signings in Andy Carroll on loan from Liverpool, the £35 million pound flop has made a good move as the Hammers are very direct and play the long ball so he will suit their style of play. Another good signing is Matt Jarvis who will get the crosses in the box for Andy Carroll and Carlton Cole to feed off. I think their form will dip when they are away from home so will have a lack of consistency but they will have a good season back in the Premier League. Prediction – 15th

To the Potters! Stoke City and the threat of Rory Delap’s long throws, I think they are a mid table team now with having experienced in the Premier League over the last few seasons and also having a good squad depth of players that will help them. Charlie Adam is their best signing this summer and a bargain at only £4 million. Also with the attacking threat of Peter Crouch and Jonathan Walters they have enough talent to achieve a mid table finish maybe push for top 10. Prediction – 14th

On to Fulham who I think have lost to great players in Moussa Dembele and Clint Dempsey who I feel now have left a very talentless midfield. Good news is they have made a bargain in Dimitar Berbatov at £4 million. Him and Rodallega will score goals together but I don’t see them doing that well this season due to their midfield looking poor, the signing of Kieran Richardson will add a bit of width which will help. Prediction – 13th

With WBA manager Roy Hodgson getting the England job I thought they’d struggle this season, but hammering Liverpool 3-0 at home first game of the season has shown that I was wrong, I think they can cope with it, not knowing many of the players they have signed but I think on loan Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku will show Chelsea what they are missing. Steve Clarke looks a good appointment as well, not losing any of their top players like Peter Odemwingie who was linked with Arsenal will give them a massive boost. I don’t think they have strengthened that well but they will be fine. Prediction – 12th

Not a fan of QPR and their millions of pounds, they have made some top signings I admit, in Julio Cesar and Jose Boswinga who played in the Champions League final for Chelsea has shown Mark Hughes he has ambitions. I don’t like how many players he has signed though, feel he has signed them just for the sake of it. I don’t think their team will gel at all but I think they will be vastly improved than last season. Could be wrong. Prediction – 11th

Easier to say this about Swansea, quality football, some great signing especially Pablo Hernandez who has 5 caps for Spain and Michu. Bad move by Scott Sinclair to go to Manchester City, don’t think Joe Allen is a big loss, De Guzman looks a good replacement. Think under new boss Micheal Laudrup they will be a stronger team than last season. Prediction – 10th

Under Martin O’Neil Sunderland improved so much last season, after starting so bad and as soon as he came in he made a big impact and I think that will drive them on this season. With the signings he has made in Adam Johnson and Steven Fletcher I feel top 10 is a possibility. Also with Stephane Sessegnon signing a new contract I think that will give them a moral boost. Prediction – 9th

Toon time! I admit Newcastle are my Premier League team but with them in Europe this year and not really strengthening their squad over the summer I can see them struggling this season. Only bringing in Vurnon Anita who I’m excited to see but not sure is enough to achieve the 5th place they got last season. Keeping hold of all their top players will make them a strong team in Europe, but I think this will slow down their League form. Prediction – 8th

I think Liverpool will improve this season, don’t think they have any world class players except for Luiz Suarez and Steven Gerrard even though I think he’s passed it. Under new manager Brenden Rogers who has brought in some good players in Joe Allen and Nuri Sahin on loan, I don’t think Fabio Borini will make that much of an impact this season but I think Liverpool will do okay. Prediction – 7th

To the blue side of Liverpool who Toffees fans will thank me for placing them ahead of their rivals. David Moyes who always has his hands tied when coming to transfer funds has done a amazing job with his squad he has, imagine where they could be if they had money! Only 2 major departures in Tim Cahill who hasn’t had the best of times at Everton last season and Jack Rodwell moving to Manchester City for £12 million has made money available. The players that Moyes has brought in I’ve got to admit i’ve never heard of but I look forward to seeing them. Kevin Miralles looks a great signing, him and Nikica Jelavic up front is dangerous for any Premier League side. With their other threats of Marouane Fellaini and welcoming back Steven Pienaar to the club. I think they have a strong shot this season. Prediction – 6th

Even though I want Arsenal to get top 4 I don’t think they will as they have lost world class players in Robin Van Perise and Alex Song and don’t see their replacement being as talented, but they have a decent player in Santi Cazorla who I think will be their key if they are to succeed this season. But Arsenal always come back strong whatever happens so I can’t call it, think they will finish stronger than Spurs but I feel they will need to strengthen in January if they are to get top 4. Prediction – 4th/5th

I think the surprise team this season will be Tottenham because they have made some class signings, even though they have lost Luka Modric and Rafael Van Der Vart who I will miss seeing they have replaced them with some great players, midfield signings in Gylfi Sigurdsson , Mousa Dembele, Clint Dempsey and a defensive signing in Jan Vertonghen and another goalkeeper in French number one Hugo Lloris this will make Spurs and even threatening side than last year, it’s a shame that Joao Moutinho could not sign from Porto because that would of been the signing of the summer in my opinion. The quality of the players they have brought in though I believe are enough to get top 4 but their rivals Arsenal will be hot on their tail though so for that reason it’s to close to call. Prediction – 4th/5th

Going on to Chelsea who have spent a lot of money this summer, both Eden Hazard and Oscar will be class for them, Hazard has already started well and Oscar has looked dangerous when he has come on, but I think their main threat will be Fernando Torres who I tip for the golden boot at the end of the season, really having a career nightmare at Chelsea the £50 million pound man shown signs of flair at the end of last season and during Euro 2012 and has started very well this season so I tip him for top goal scorer! However I think they will have some trouble as I think Roman Abromovich will be stubborn and won’t give Roberto Di Matteo time and demand success instantly. Prediction – 3rd

The financial powers of Manchester City who are the current champions of England who I believe will not retain their title, they have signed some good players in Maicon at right back and Javi Garcia from Benfica who scored against Chelsea last season. However losing Nigel De Jong is a very bad move, yes okay Javi Garcia does play at defensive midfield but I think De Jong is a really big lost. Also their be losing Yaya and Kolo Toure to the African Cup of Nations in January so De Jong is going to be missed badly. I do think it be close between the two Manchester sides, think City should of brought another striker in because United has the best strike-force in the Premier League now. But it be very close again this season. We could be hearing more AUGREOOOOOOOOOOOO shouts from Martin Tyler this season. Prediction – 2nd

Finally to the red side of Manchester, I believe Manchester United have the best strike force in the Premier league now with the signing of Robin Van Perise from Premier League rivals Arsenal, who single handedly got them into 3rd place last season who will partner Wayne Rooney, who even though is out for a month will come back stronger and more determined to not let RVP shine on his parade, but the player that will be key for the red devils will be Shinji Kagawa. The Japanese whiz kid who won Bundesliga Football Player of the Year award for the German champions Borussia Dortmund who will be in my eye played like Santi Cazorla for Arsenal in not scoring many goals but creating the assists and I believe he will create the most assists this season. Also another key is they have the unit of Nemanja Vidic back from injury which I think lost them the title last season as he wasn’t there to command his defence. Even though they have not signed many players I believe the current squad they have can win back their title from arch rivals Manchester City. Prediction – 1st

There are my Premier League views and I wouldn’t worry my predictions are awful, feedback is appreciated. Thanks.

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