Manchester United Wins the League As Predicted
For all the backlash the Premier League faced this season, the 2007/2008 season will go down as one of the best in my memory. Sure, we didn’t have as many classic matches as we’ve had in seasons past but taken as a whole, it was one of the closest races at the top and bottom.Looking back to last summer when I made my predictions of who would win the Premier League (see my predicted table at right), I was confident that Man United would win it for the second consecutive year. I also felt Chelsea would finish strong. In fact, I was able to correctly predict how the top four teams would rank, which is not that difficult anymore, sadly.Where I did go wrong with my predictions was near the bottom of the table where I used my heart instead of my head. At the time, I was impressed by how Derby beat West Bromwich Albion in the Coca-Cola Championship Playoff Final. What impressed me most about the Rams at that time was their defensive prowess. Little did I know how Derby County would fail so miserably in that department during their return to the top flight.I predicted that both Wigan and Bolton would get relegated, but – of course – they survived the drop. The reason I predicted both of them to go down was due to their managers, but what I didn’t know at that time was how quickly both clubs would resolve those issues by bringing in Steve Bruce and Gary Megson, respectively.How did you do with your predictions? Click the comments link below and let us know.