By Douglas Elder
So, as the Premier League breaks for a fortnight, we are left with an interesting – if unfamiliar – picture at the top of the Barclay’s Premier League. The mid-season assumptions, the hyperbolic descriptions and the doom-mongering are in full swing, and here is my take on what has been a season of ups (not if you’re a Wigan fan) and downs (not if you’re a Newcastle or a Man City fan).
A Manchester side top the league, but this time it is those “noisy neighbours” Manchester City who look down upon old rivals Manchester United, still bearing the scars of a chastening 6-1 home defeat to City two weeks ago. This weekend, after United defeated struggling Sunderland with more efficiency than effervescence, the City juggernaut – an irresistible force at times – eventually overcame QPR, who did their best impression of an immovable object. Read More