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Season of Discontent

In a season that saw no one wanted to win, and no one wanted to be safe, it is safe to assume that most were discontent. The content of their discontent stems in most clubs that were either involved in title contention or relegation conflict. The gulf between them is widening. Arsenal looked odds on to walk away with the title, before they walked away. Chelsea took up the chase, before being chased away. Then Liverpool grasped the mantle only to (slip) up as the last embers flickered. leaving the path open for City to grab the spoils. Conversely, at the other end, Sunderland and Palace looked to self destruct, while others kept looking ahead to keep pace with the rest, and dared not look back for fear of being drawn back in. So it began, the most exciting season in Premier League history. I guess we should have seen it coming back in August, so many changes at so many clubs.....players, managers and expectations. Few could have predicted the swirl of emotions as the season progressed. Few would have predicted United's fall (so far) from grace, and fewer would have seen Everton vying for Champions League. By mid-season, the gulf was there for all to see. History went out the (transfer) window with teams that had no right to get points from teams that had no right to lose them. Form had no place on any given ground, and word spread that any team was there for the taking, if you went in properly prepared. You would think the gulf would be closer considering the amount of shock results that ensured. But the trouble was, they could not beat each other. No one wanted to escape until it was almost too late. West Ham finally kicked it into gear, followed closely by Palace. Those that seemed to have done enough, Villa, Hull, WBA and Swansea all got dragged back into the mire. Then, just as the table was taking shape, and expectations (and history) were being met, a desperate head coach turned this topsy-turvy table on its head once more, and did the unthinkable. 22 points separate the top 7 teams, while 20 points separate 9th and 20th place, but the difference maker being that 20 points, separate 6th and 9th. They say that the table never lies, but this season of discontent saw for the first time that one team made a liar out of the league.

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