The 2015/16 English Premier League (EPL) season surely was an interesting one for the neutrals after Leicester City Football Club shocked the football world by winning the title with two games to spare. Winning the league on game day 36 was not new as my darling Manchester United did win the league several weeks to the end of the season on a number of occasions but the surprise for many was that Leicester City a team given an odd of 5000/1 to win the league and also a team that battled relegation the most part of last season were crowned champions. I keep my reservations as to how they won the league, after all that’s not why we are here.
I am however not bothered about who won the EPL, that’s by the way. Manchester United has won the EPL 13 times out of a possible 24 times and the closest to the Red Devils in terms of winning it is Chelsea (4) followed by Arsenal (3) who last won it 2004 where they went unbeaten throughout the season. Manchester City have clinched the EPL twice with Blackburn Rovers and newly crowned champions Leicester City winning it once a piece. My reason for calling this season my worst EPL season is because the two other teams (Aston Villa and Newcastle United) I follow religiously in the league were relegated. Aston Villa’s relegation was something I saw coming though because they had poor results which confined them to bottom of the league all through the season but Newcastle’s drop to the English Championship is something that hit me the hardest despite Villa being my favourite of the two. Rafa Benitez should have been hired earlier than he was brought on to manage Newcastle. I strongly doubt if a manager that has coached in the Champions League this season would want to be part of life in the Championship. Only time will tell.
Aston Villa is truly a special team to me and I will let you guys know why in the nearest future. I still haven’t forgiven myself for not visiting Villa Park when I was at the Midlands like I won’t forgive myself when myself, big bro, his wife and our man Mr. Ade drove past Newcastle Upon Tyne in October, 2010. The relegation of these two teams only mean that I will strive hard to watch the English Championship (2nd tier of English football) and trust me I will still follow them as religiously as I did when they were in the Premiership.
I have never had a season this bad to be honest and I can only be consoled if Manchester United win the English FA Cup come May 21st and Real Madrid wins the UEFA Champions League on the 28th of May even though Juventus (a team I can always count on these days) had made me proud few weeks back by winning the Italian Serie A for a fifth time in a row. Aberdeen FC also let me down after giving me hope of winning the Scottish Premier League title before faltering at the turn of the year. Rangers is back though so we can look forward to the Old Firm Derby ( Rangers versus Celtic) next season when Scottish Premiership kicks off. In the Nigerian league I will love to see Kano Pillars win it but I must confess I have been impressed by the MFM lads and Enugu Rangers.
Thanks for your time guys and do have a fabulous week ahead.
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