Dark Horse Chronicles – Manchester United

After a few weeks hiatus, I’ve brought back the Dark Horse Chronicles!

1st Dark Horse of the New Year: Manchester United

Manchester United started the year off in appalling form causing many to start “Jose Out” movements on social media and the real world. Despite a reasonable finish in the 2017-2018 season, this season hasn’t been anything close. It took less than half of a season to have shipped as many goals as they had in the entirety of the prior season. Some of the frustration was undoubtedly due to the near-constant injury problems, especially in central defense but United had been pretty poor throughout the season. That said, I thought that Luke Shaw has shown why he came to United in the first place, and he has been stellar when fit.

Although they came off of last season have been runner-up to an absolutely rampant Manchester City side as well as bringing home the Europa League trophy — this season has been totally different. They managed only 3 wins in the first 7 games, including losses to Brighton and West Ham which were serious shocks to the fanbase and losing to Tottenham which was far more likely in the fans minds. A string of wins in the midst of October and early November brought a little bit of hope back to the club — especially with Mourinho saying that they would be top four by the end of the year. Somehow, the team escaped the group stages in the UEFA Champions League and after a final run of winless games against lesser-opponents and a thrashing at Liverpool, Mourinho was relieved of duty.

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Current Premier League Managers (EPL Managers)

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Arsenal: Unai Emery was the handpicked successor to long serving Arsene Wenger. Despite some early season struggles, Emery has settled in well. After years of a splintered fan base comprised of Wenger out and Wenger supporters, so far Emery has been able to bring unity to the club. AFC Bournemouth: Eddie Howe is a club … Read moreCurrent Premier League Managers (EPL Managers)

Manchester United vs Tottenham 2019

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Manchester United at Tottenham Hotspur:Jan 11, 2019 Introduction: This game sets up as a very interesting game for a number of story lines. First, the bookies have indicated that Mauricio Pochettino is the odds on favorite to take over the vacancy left by Jose’s firing. The second, is that the “second choice” for this position … Read moreManchester United vs Tottenham 2019

English Premier League Owners (EPL Owners)

Ever wondered who the English Premier  League Owners (EPL owners) are? Arsenal: Arsenal is technically owned by Arsenal Holdings, PLC. Although, as of August 2018, Arsenal Holdings is owned by Stan Kroenke’s holdings company, Kroenke Sports and Entertainment, who acquired the remaining stake for £550M from the Russian part-owner. AFC Bournemouth: Maxim Demin is the … Read moreEnglish Premier League Owners (EPL Owners)

ABCs of the Premier League: Games & More!

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ABCs of the Premier League: Covering everything from games in a season to the teams contesting this year, and more! Assistive Technology: Goal Line technology, which will determine in the entirety of the ball has crosses the goal line. Bournemouth: Home city of one of the biggest underdogs of the season, AFC Bournemouth (with 1000/1 … Read moreABCs of the Premier League: Games & More!

CFP National Championship – Clemson v Alabama (Jan 7)

CFP National Championship Clemson Clemson has been one of the great teams under Dabo Swinney in the CFP playoff. They’ve made it to the vast majority of them, but have come up short much more than they would like. This is Clemson’s fourth appearance in the CFP Playoffs and their third visit to the Championship … Read moreCFP National Championship – Clemson v Alabama (Jan 7)