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Blue Moon! Red Horizon! (EPL Talk Review Podcast)

Manchester City win the title. Beating out Manchester United on goal difference. Sir Alex was gracious in defeat which Roberto seemed to be in dreamland. Manchester celebrates as neutrals ponder who to hate next season…either way City have caused a new kind of upset. The likely upset. And in such fashion.

To contrast their emotion: Bolton are relegated after making themselves so consistent in the league. Owen Coyle must be wondering what he did so wrong. Joey Barton won’t sympathise, he doesn’t sound capable, though maybe that is what makes it so frustrating: we know he knows better.

Overall, a wonderful season in the league. Stories from all sides of the table. As we look back, I hope you look forward. Plenty more to come from EPL Talk this season.

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7 Responses to Blue Moon! Red Horizon! (EPL Talk Review Podcast)

  1. Jason says:

    Once QPR knew they were safe when Bolton lost, they backed off the gas pedel and Man City got that 2nd goal rather easily. It was that moment between the first and second City goals where QPR got news of Bolton’s loss.

  2. QPR_Fan says:

    They should have held longer imo. How good would it be to be the ones breaking Mancini’s party and Hughes vindicated. Not bad to start a new season for QPR if it was so.

  3. QPR_Fan says:

    Also about Di Matteo, I think it would be better for him to announce that he is stepping down, win or lose.

  4. Eplnfl says:

    A great finish no doubt. Congrats to Kartik and all the City fans. Being from a two team MLB town I know how it feels to beat out your cross town rival. The City win is good for the league and and the game here in America also. Media coverage in the US has been good. The Chicago Tribune gave the game great coverage this morning.

    One valid point brought up which is being overlooked is that ManU while giving the title away somehow managed to lose the title on the last day by goal differential. They managed to do that with a injury affected roster and an old age mid-field.

    In any event the league is better for the City win and it’s a great time for their fans. Can’t wait until next year.

  5. Clampdown says:

    Gracious in defeat? He bitched about the 5 minutes extra time (even though he couldn’t possibly know how much was the proper amount) immediately after the match finished.

    Then this:

    “They can go on as much as they like. That’s what you would expect. But the history of our club stands us aside,” said Ferguson.

    “We don’t need to worry about that. I think we have a rich history, better than anyone, and it’ll take them a century to get to our level.”

    Please. The guy is a first-rate manager and a first-rate knob. The look on his face after City scored was priceless.

  6. Joe956 says:

    With all the money spent on City players they barely won over a 9 man qpr team, geez. This PL is weak compared to the other ones. Fergie seems to think his past players are still on the pitch and Mancini plays his child games each week. Now, we’ll get all the rumors of who United will sign, van Persie, Ronaldo, etc and then in the end they’ll sign some guy like Sunderland’s McClean. United is dead and City is a big fish in a small pond who will get killed by teams such as Real Madrid, Juventus, Dortmund, B.Munich and Barcelona.

  7. Ry_Mar says:

    The final minutes of the league were no doubt dramatic to the nth degree – and a fitting end to an incredible season. But despite all the enthusiasm, perhaps Barry Glendenning of the The Guardian podcast said it best:

    “Richest team in world spends more than anyone else and wins league.”

    Doesn’t sound quite as good when you look at it like that.

    What will be more interesting will be next season, when hopefully Arsenal and Chelsea return to good point totals, Liverpool pull themselves out of mediocrity and United probably get weaker given the Glazers leeching. All that coupled with questions around City’s stars’ temperaments could make it much closer.

    The hardest bit in any major sport isn’t getting to the top, it’s staying there. That’s City’s new challenge – and only if they do that for several season can they truly be considered great. For now they’re this decade’s Blackburn.

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