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Author Archives: Karl Sears

Alternative Premier League, Gameweek 11: Man United Slip Up Based On Recent Form

Posted on by Karl Sears

I’m away this week so I won’t have time to do a complete rundown for week 11. Last week there was a comment on the article which said that it would be interesting to use the APL point format to … Continue reading

Alternative Premier League, Gameweek 10: Arsenal Are The Biggest Movers

Posted on by Karl Sears

Arsenal bouncing back, Newcastle remaining unbeaten, Spurs climbing the table. The APL continues to take shape, despite quiet weekends for the two Manchester sides. Arsenal are the week’s big movers after their big win at Chelsea. Despite scoring five times … Continue reading

Alternative Premier League, Gameweek 9: Man City Achieve Record Points

Posted on by Karl Sears

As the goals rained in at Old Trafford on Sunday, I was thinking about one thing. Could this be the first ever double digit point score for an APL game? Yes it could. The previous highest was Newcastle’s 6-0 win … Continue reading

Alternative Premier League, Gameweek 8

Posted on by Karl Sears

For the last three weeks Manchester City have been slowly chipping away at United’s lead, and their efforts have finally been rewarded as they have now reclaimed the APL’s top spot. City’s big win over a previously unbeaten Aston Villa … Continue reading

Alternative Premier League, Gameweek 7: Fulham Storm Up The Table

Posted on by Karl Sears

In Gameweek 7 of the Premier League, there were plenty of goals, impressive wins for each of the top six and a jump of eight places for Fulham in this week’s Alternative Premier League. Football is a funny old game. … Continue reading

Alternative Premier League, Gameweek 6

Posted on by Karl Sears

Bolton’s miserable run of form continued with a fifth straight defeat now sees them occupy the Alternative Premier League (APL)’s bottom spot. The Arsenal v Bolton clash turned out to be a bottom three clash – not something that I … Continue reading

Arsenal In Last Place: Alternative Premier League, Gameweek 5

Posted on by Karl Sears

Last week Arsenal was cautiously looking over its shoulder at the teams below them, a worry that has now been lifted from its shoulders – because there’s no one below them to look at. That’s right, the once mighty Gunners … Continue reading

Alternative Premier League, Gameweek 4

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The hat-trick. Once celebrated as an event of occasional brilliance, and a rare event that would stop the presses. It’s now a plaything of the two Manchester clubs. City and United currently have four between them in the last two … Continue reading

Alternative Premier League, Gameweek 3: City Surpasses United At the Top

Posted on by Karl Sears

Goals? Did anyone order any goals? It seems that all the goals that have been missing from the six 0-0 draws so far this season have been claimed by the two Manchester sides who took Sunday afternoon as a chance … Continue reading

Alternative Premier League, Gameweek 2

Posted on by Karl Sears

Two weeks down and it seems as if the Premier League was never away, or at least that’s how Manchester City must be feeling. After taking apart new boys Swansea at home, City followed that game up with an impressive … Continue reading

Alternative Premier League: How the Table Looks After Gameweek 1

Posted on by Karl Sears

With one game postponed and more draws than a furniture shop, the opening week of Premier League football has perhaps been something of an anti-climax, unless you were a travelling Trotter at Loftus Road on Saturday. But never fear – … Continue reading

Welcome to the Alternative Premier League

Posted on by Karl Sears

Have you ever watched the Premier League and felt a sense of injustice? Have you ever wondered what the league would look like if points were awarded on the basis of winning margins, away wins and strength of opponent? Do you think … Continue reading

Blackpool’s Fight To Avoid The Relegation Danger Zone

Posted on by Karl Sears

Some of us expected it, some of us didn’t and some of us saw it as an unfortunate inevitability. But with March now upon us the moment has come – Blackpool are in trouble. Of course, having a weary new … Continue reading

How Wayne Rooney Was Saved By James McCarthy’s Lack Of Simulation

Posted on by Karl Sears

Having seen two very different instances of what the FA would describe as ‘violent conduct’ on Saturday, I started thinking. I touched on both of these moments in my ‘Saturday Review’ piece, but after some reflection I thought that the … Continue reading

Saturday Premier League Review: May the Fours Be With You

Posted on by Karl Sears

Four was the magic number this Saturday in the English Premier League. Aston Villa, Manchester United and those Wanderers from Wolverhampton all hit the net four times in the process of recording important wins. So, without any four-ther ado (the … Continue reading

When Will the Carlos Tevez and Kia Joorabchian Saga End?

Posted on by Karl Sears

Is anyone else starting to get a little bored of the supposed Carlos Tevez transfer saga? He’s staying, he’s leaving, he’s unhappy, he’s committed – barely a month goes by without an update from the Carlos Camp. And now Roberto … Continue reading

Evaluating the Squad Players for the Big Five In the Premier League

Posted on by Karl Sears

It is the tentative dawn of Spring that so often exposes the true resolve of a football team. It is the time when trophies are won and lost, January signings can be truly evaluated and squads are tested to their … Continue reading

West Brom or Wolves, Who Can Light Up the Black Country on Sunday?

Posted on by Karl Sears

This weekend, much like old Mother Hubbard’s cupboard, the Premier League larder looks bare. That is, until you search a little harder. For if you look behind the FA Cup Fifth Round and the excitement of glamour ties such as … Continue reading