With the new European football season due to start, its time to look at what to look out for:
5. My Team – Leeds United
I have to say Leeds because they are an unknown quantity coming into this new season, with Cellino as the Owner and a new Director of Football and a unknown “coach”. Currently have lost quite a few of their preseason games but that is to be expected with a new regime. They are either going to be looking as surprise promotion contenders or relegation strugglers. I dont know at this point.
4. Liverpool without Suarez
The story of last season was the rivals Liverpool and Man City. Liverpool are a more interesting package going into this new season out of the 2 with the Suarez factor. Now without Suarez can they perform like they did last year.
They have sold Suarez for alot of money and have bought big, Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert, pair of talents from Southampton. They should become big players for Liverpool in the new season.
They tried to get Alexis Sanchez but he went to Arsenal. So they got Emre Can and Lazar Markovic. Both unknowns to me.
Another team that had a strong season but lacked that final step. Arsenal have bought Alexis Sanchez, under the nose of Liverpool. Him and Giroud upfront and on form could be a dynamic duo. Debuchy should be coming in to replace Sagna – who is on route to Man City.
Arsenal will be a good outside bet for the title this year.
2. Man United
The one thing Man United lacked last season was a strong pre season, to get the players in and bed them in quickly. Moyes can only be a bit player and would of love the support that Van Gaal has got. Van Gaal is ready and is still buying.
Do I think Man United will be contenders? – Not Yet. In January we will know more.
1. Real Madrid- need a quick start
With Suarez out until late October, Real Madrid will look to expose Barcelona’s Weakness. With the signing of a star from the world cup in Golden Boot Winner James Rodriguez. They have bought well, but can they follow through.
That’s my top 5 – what are you looking forward to in this new football season?
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