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

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 the winning margin was only two goals, but when the […]

Alternative Premier League, Gameweek 8
Alternative Premier League, Gameweek 8

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 means that they have scored 7.25 more points than United […]

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

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. Fulham were winless after six games and were coming up […]

Alternative Premier League, Gameweek 6
Alternative Premier League, Gameweek 6

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 thought I’d be saying at the start of the season. […]

Arsenal In Last Place: Alternative Premier League, Gameweek 5
Arsenal In Last Place: Alternative Premier League, Gameweek 5

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 now find themselves propping up the APL as four of […]

Alternative Premier League, Gameweek 4
Alternative Premier League, Gameweek 4

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 weeks, and it is these goals that are setting United […]

Alternative Premier League, Gameweek 2
Alternative Premier League, Gameweek 2

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 and hard fought win over last week’s big winners Bolton. […]

Alternative Premier League: How the Table Looks After Gameweek 1
Alternative Premier League: How the Table Looks After Gameweek 1

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 – there is still order to be found! So sit back, […]

Welcome to the Alternative Premier League
Welcome to the Alternative Premier League

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 Manchester United’s 7-1 obliteration of Blackburn, Blackpool’s shock win at […]

Blackpool’s Fight To Avoid The Relegation Danger Zone
Blackpool’s Fight To Avoid The Relegation Danger Zone

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 competitor enter the already crowded boxing ring will be a […]

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

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 subject required further analysis. The two moments that I’m talking […]

Saturday Premier League Review: May the Fours Be With You
Saturday Premier League Review: May the Fours Be With You

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 last ‘four’ pun, I promise) here is a rundown of […]

When Will the Carlos Tevez and Kia Joorabchian Saga End?
When Will the Carlos Tevez and Kia Joorabchian Saga End?

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 Mancini admits uncertainty over Carlos Tevez’s future at Manchester City. […]

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

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 fullest. With the season taking its toll on players’ fitness […]

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

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 Crawley’s giant killing mission against Manchester United, you will discover […]