End of year round-up/predictions...
Perhaps 2005/06 is all about Jose, but here's a broader view of what's to come (from the dubious perspective of El Tel)...
Man Utd to pip Liverpool to 2nd spot. Arsenal, Bolton and Spurs to make up the rest of the top 6 - in that order.
Relegation: Sunderland, Birmingham, West Brom.
NB/ Final day fixtures include:-
Everton v West Brom
Portsmouth v Liverpool
Bolton v Birmingham
Aston Villa v Sunderland
FA Cup: Man Utd.
Carling Cup: Blackburn.
Also promoted: Sheff Utd and Leeds Utd (play-off winners, defeating Crystal Palace).
Relegation: Millwall, Crewe, Brighton.
League One: Not that bothered, though it'd be nice to see Hartlepool improve.
League Two: Not that bothered, though it'd be nice to see Macclesfield steer clear of relegation.
Conference: Accrington Stanley (champions) and Grays (through play-offs). Would love to see Nigel Clough's part-timers at Burton finish in the top half of the table.
Relegation: I really couldn't say...
Any thoughts on the likely winners and losers of the 2005/06 season, do share...
El Tel won't be posting much to this blog in 2006, but will he will be pursing the CUAS title with vigour! On a related note, 'Footballist' lies in a very respectable 24th position in the Challenge Lawro league table. A top 20 finish would be nice!
Thanks to those of you who've dipped in occasionally, your views and witticisms have been appreciated. Hope you are well, and are set for happy endings to the season and everything else that you've got going on.