Barclays English Premier League Preview Part 1 FIrst things first.
I haven written anything in a while. Why you ask? I been globetrotting and finding my inner self. What did I find? Some sort of a mix between a pop culture afficiano wanabee hipster somewhat sophisticated guy who really likes sports. I save you the trouble and hopefully make up for it with this next one. We have part 1 of the definitive Premier League Preview. In this part we take a look at The Horde, a group of teams that aren relatively at ease with their Premier League status and will have their fingers crossed of avoiding oakley com sunglasses relegation. have become more of a source of entertainment in the past few months than a football club. They were bought by Venky's in November, an Indian chicken company. They questionably fired Sam Allardyce and replaced him with Steve Kean. The January transfer window came and they were linked with players like Ronaldinho and Ruud Van Nistelrooy and talk oakley sunglasses online of a European place was growing louder. It is almost the end of the summer and the squad hasn't changed much. The players they have signed this summer are young and full of potential. That doesn't mean that they will settle right away, and for a team that found goals hard to come by last year this could be a problem. Paul Robinson is prone to the odd error but he is relatively average in net, and Christopher Samba and Ryan Nelsen are a decent pairing in the middle of defence. Phil Jones has been sold to Manchester United and their midfield and attack have been the same for the past few seasons. They will hope for a mid table finish but could be in for another relegation battle, especially if their thin squad is stretched to the limit by injuries. Norwich City Norwich City came on strong at the end of the Championship to gain promotion by playing hard nosed attacking football. They are back in the Premier League for the first time in 6 years and will have to be at their best to stay up. Paul Lambert will be hoping to make some additions before the transfer window ends and he knows that he will have to rely on his captain for inspiration. Gary Holt finished runner up for the Championship Player of oakley logo the Year last season as he bagged 23 goals for the Canaries. Whether or not Norwich can be this year's Blackpool is intriguing, as they have the capability of taking some teams by surprise. How did that Blackpool fairy tale end anyway? Queens Park Rangers The West London club are back in the Premier League for the 1st time in 15 years after running away with the Championship. Neil Warnock has done a terrific job since he became their manager and he has been able to get the best out of Adel Taarabt. The diminutive Moroccan midfielder was the Championship's Player of the Year in 2010/11 and he will be looking womens oakley sunglasses sale to keep the Super Hoops afloat. They are heavily favoured to sign Liverpool outcast Joe Cole, and if he arrives it would be a significant coup for the West London club as he would surely bring a winning mentality from his years at Stamford Bridge. Swansea City The Welsh club surprisingly defeated Reading in the Championship Playoff to gain promotion. Their home record was one of the best in the Championship and the Liberty Stadium can become a place that footballers dread playing away games in. Captain Gary Monk is experienced in the lower leagues but has never been tested at the highest level. Former Chelsea player Scott Sinclair has shown that he can get goals from midfield and Leroy Lita was recently signed from Middlesborough. They sold their most consistent player, Charles N'Zogbia to Aston Villa, and they will be hopeful of avoiding the drop for the 3rd straight season. Martinez is a young and ambitious manager and truly one of the nice guys in football. Ali Al Habsi has made his loan move permanent and they are hopeful of holding onto striker Hugo Rodallega.
Mick McCarthy has a decent squad available and can call upon a host of proven performers. Kevin Doyle, Roger Johnson, Matthew Jarvis, Jamie O'Hara and Steven Fletcher have shown that they can do a job in the top flight and will look to consolidate their status as a top club for another season. They had a slow start last season and much will depend on how they come out of the gates.
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