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Are Villa, Spurs And City The New Guard?

Interesting article by Lando78 on Vital Man City which I thought I'd share as it involves Villa also:

Gary Lineker this week joined the growing list of pundits and journalists who believe that a change in guard is taking place in the Premier League.

They would have you believe that Spurs, Villa and City are on the march and backed with more money than a sheik`s Gold account, the old guard of Liverpool, United and Arsenal are on the wane.

So why have the managers of these three teams not been banging their own drum to the media beat?

For since the start of the season fans from Villa, Spurs and City have been treated to a never ending barrage of modesty from their managers.

Full article: Are Villa, Spurs And City The New Guard?




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Writer: Lando78 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday January 11 2010

Time: 11:06AM

Your Comments

Yep good article , yes MON needs to talk more positively and also more honestly when we do lose a game . Nothing wrong with admitting when you are rubbish instead of making excuses .
villan57
Yep good article , yes MON needs to talk more positively and also more honestly when we do lose a game . Nothing wrong with admitting when you are rubbish instead of making excuses .
villan57
i would love it if that were true not just because i am spurs but all 3 of our clubs have proper fans not PL tourists and it would re-envigerate the stale boring top four scene
jljyid
i would love it if that were true not just because i am spurs but all 3 of our clubs have proper fans not PL tourists and it would re-envigerate the stale boring top four scene
jljyid
how do you think they got PL tourists? Its an inevitable side effect of becoming a top side.
khoder
how do you think they got PL tourists? Its an inevitable side effect of becoming a top side.
khoder
you are right but at the moment we dont have that and the success achieved at this moment in time would be enjoyed by the real fans of our clubs
jljyid
you are right but at the moment we dont have that and the success achieved at this moment in time would be enjoyed by the real fans of our clubs
jljyid
Well you only have to look at the clubs financial status to see which way they're heading! They got them selves into that mess, they can get themselves out of it! In my opinion, they deserve to suffer. I'm a long admirer of L-pool and am proud that we have a club like United in our country, but as villan you cant help but laugh, that tides are changing and the top 4 cannot sustain it much longer. It might take a couple of years or more, but nothing lasts for ever, remember villa won the league in 1981, europe in 1982, it might not be us who breaks into the top 4 this season but we wll be pushing for it. One things for sure, we, citeh and spurs will get stronger, United and Liverpool and the Gooners simply cant!
leelindsay
Well you only have to look at the clubs financial status to see which way they're heading! They got them selves into that mess, they can get themselves out of it! In my opinion, they deserve to suffer. I'm a long admirer of L-pool and am proud that we have a club like United in our country, but as villan you cant help but laugh, that tides are changing and the top 4 cannot sustain it much longer. It might take a couple of years or more, but nothing lasts for ever, remember villa won the league in 1981, europe in 1982, it might not be us who breaks into the top 4 this season but we wll be pushing for it. One things for sure, we, citeh and spurs will get stronger, United and Liverpool and the Gooners simply cant!
leelindsay
Actually Lee I think Arsenal can, they are probably an example of how to run a club really because they don't splash money on players the way the other three do - hell, even the way us, Spurs & Man City do! Arsenal's young players will get better; Chelsea, on the other hand, have an old side, Liverpool have two world class players up top but other than that I would, player for player, rather have any of Chelsea, Man U, Arsenal, Spurs, Man City or ourselves over them. Man U will remain up there despite the doubters though. They may not be as strong as they have been but I think it will be a while before we see them dropping out of the top 4. It is definitely more exciting though, and the fact that the teams up there don't really have the financial dominance they once did does make for an intriguing future!
Sheriff Kimbo
Actually Lee I think Arsenal can, they are probably an example of how to run a club really because they don't splash money on players the way the other three do - hell, even the way us, Spurs & Man City do! Arsenal's young players will get better; Chelsea, on the other hand, have an old side, Liverpool have two world class players up top but other than that I would, player for player, rather have any of Chelsea, Man U, Arsenal, Spurs, Man City or ourselves over them. Man U will remain up there despite the doubters though. They may not be as strong as they have been but I think it will be a while before we see them dropping out of the top 4. It is definitely more exciting though, and the fact that the teams up there don't really have the financial dominance they once did does make for an intriguing future!
Sheriff Kimbo
new guard or pretenders? time will tell!
merlin
new guard or pretenders? time will tell!
merlin
From a purely entertainment perspective it would be better for the EPL if two or three clubs genuinely threatened the current top four. The brand itself would prosper too, no more stale dead rubbers. If there were seven clubs at the top taking points off each other the league would compress a bit. The gaps between top four and Europa and safety and relegation would be narrower. It could even become a bit exciting!
andy5759
From a purely entertainment perspective it would be better for the EPL if two or three clubs genuinely threatened the current top four. The brand itself would prosper too, no more stale dead rubbers. If there were seven clubs at the top taking points off each other the league would compress a bit. The gaps between top four and Europa and safety and relegation would be narrower. It could even become a bit exciting!
andy5759
That is the million dollar question isn't it Merlin? We are pushing, we are 'close' but the 'top four' have got the experience of closing out seasons. Then again the financial pressures must surely weigh heavy for Man utd and Liverpool? Chelsea and Man City are immune to that by the looks of it as long as your owners have an interest. Arsenal can't afford not to have CL footie due to their stadium costs by the looks of what I've read also so if they did fail would the cracks appear?
The Fear
That is the million dollar question isn't it Merlin? We are pushing, we are 'close' but the 'top four' have got the experience of closing out seasons. Then again the financial pressures must surely weigh heavy for Man utd and Liverpool? Chelsea and Man City are immune to that by the looks of it as long as your owners have an interest. Arsenal can't afford not to have CL footie due to their stadium costs by the looks of what I've read also so if they did fail would the cracks appear?
The Fear
 

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