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Time to call 'cut' on a season to remember

Time to call 'cut' on a season to remember

Samir Nasri celebrates opening the scoring on Sunday as Manchester City beat West Ham 2-0 to lift the title

Samir Nasri celebrates opening the scoring on Sunday as Manchester City beat West Ham 2-0 to lift the title

First published in Sport

WHAT a football season it’s been, with more storylines than a Quentin Tarantino movie.

In the Premier League alone this season there’s been a horror tale, a comedy, a tearjerker and even a romantic story, which has all made for a fantastic nine months.

The Threatre of Dreams at Old Trafford has been the location for two of the biggest plots.

David Moyes and his Manchester United team starred in the season’s biggest horror story.

Their results and performances have been shocking and disastrous for a club which normally plays the leading role.

Moyes didn’t even make it to the final scene, killed off before the end.

While it was a tragedy for those connected with the club, for everyone outside of Old Trafford it was more like a comedy, giving everyone a huge laugh at the expense of the Red Devils.

There was no sympathy and no tears were shed for the boys in red as their fortunes suffered a massive U-turn inside 12 months.

The 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster became this season’s tearjerker as it become a story bigger than just football.

It brought the footballing world together and everyone marked such a sad event with due respect.

It seemed to develop into an inspirational story for Liverpool and it appeared to spur them on towards winning their first Premier League title.

During the run-in, it looked like the trophy could be making its way to Anfield, which would have been a fitting way to mark the Hillsborough anniversary.

It was a romantic story developing, involving the Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard.

Outside of Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea fans, I think everyone was willing Gerrard to lift the title, the one major domestic trophy that has eluded him in an illustrious career.

But an unfortunate slip provided a twist in the tale and instead there was heartache and pain as the title escaped him for another season.

There were some big characters too this season, and as always there were the good, the bad and the ugly.

The good was my old gaffer and now Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis becoming the big hero in the Premier League by doing the impossible and keeping the Eagles up.

Possibly the bad was the Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, in the form of the loveable rogue.

He’s not to everybody’s liking, but the story just wouldn’t be the same without him.

The ugly characters came in the form of Premier League chairmen and the way they treated managers, disregarding club history and the feeling of the fans. That was disgusting.

Overall it was a fantastic season, admittedly I am both gutted that my Chelsea fell short in the title race and sad to see Gerrard not claim the glory either.

On the plus side, Chelsea are heading in the right direction for future success and we haven’t got to hear the red side of Liverpool going on about winning the league for the next 25 years!

  • I’M putting my pen down for the moment, but I’ll be back here before the World Cup. I can’t wait for Brazil!

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