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2006/2007 Season Preview – BBC Sport and Guardian Football



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A shoutout to the two news sources I still trust and what they have prepared for football fans as the new season nears a start.

BBC Sport Season Preview

Premiership Club Guide – informative but doesn’t match Guardian for style.

Premiership Sack Race – Surprisingly, Mourinho is tipped as more likely to be sacked than Ferguson. Chris Coleman, David Moyes and Stuart Pearce lead the pack for the managers most likely to be shown the door while it seems that Arsene Wenger will never be dumped.

Ten Newcomers to Watch – Berbatov and Rosicky are my main picks for this season, while outside this list Carrick will be important as well.

The Best & Worst Of Summer Signings – Sheva is undoubtedly the best signing of the summer, with Heskey easily the worst.

Guardian Football Season Preview

The Premiership Team-by-Team Guide – a funny and spot-on look at where each team stands. Make the effort to read up on every club – it’s worth it.

Interestingly, the title-winning odds given for the top teams in the Premiership by Guardian are:

Chelsea – 4/9
Manchester United – 6/1
Arsenal – 7/1
Liverpool – 8/1
Tottenham – 50/1
Newcastle United – 125/1

For the rest it is much worse, so let’s not go there. Also, it almost sounds like the people at Guardian think that Liverpool have over-acheived this season 🙂

Premiership Transfer List – All the summer transfers, by club.

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