I think this has been one of the worst seasons in the PL that I've seen. Nevermind the woeful European performances, but the quality of football has been poor. Bar teams like Swansea that have been a breath of fresh air, and the likes of Tottenham for most of the season giving us a much needed top four challenger, the rest have been mediocre. Man City have been solid overall but I don't think their football is that great-- it's somewhat clunky and there's just no heart in it. It reminds me of Mourino's Chelsea just not as well set up defensively (and lacking the world class edge of that team -- I hated their football but it was extremely efficient).
Anyway, I don't expect many to agree but it's been a not very exciting season for neutrals IMO.
Tbf I have to agree with you, I think Tottenham played the best football at the start of the season but there fast counter-attacking seems to have stopped in the last few weeks.
United have probably been the best footballing side in recent weeks, I've always been a fan of wing play and United with Valencia, Young and Nani have loads of it. Arsenals football hasn't been that great this season compared to what you expect of them, and I agree that City's style of play is also pretty dull for a team that has so much talent.
United have probably been the best team to watch in England in the last 20 years as they have (seemingly) always stuck to the principle of attack and scoring more than the others, even during the season a couple back were they had a great defence and a lot of 1-0's they still played attacking football. I would say the only team that has been comparable has been the Arsenal Invincible team with Henry et al.
Arsenal post 2006 kept the ball nice enough but there never seemed to be any 'magic', pace or enjoyment to it. It was keeping the ball for the sake of it a lot of the time.
Liverpool during the Mcmanaman era were great to watch though as he was one hell of an underrated player.
(Original post by Kevmeister)
Four matches tonight, don't know which one to watch.
Watch Benfica vs Chelsea, then catch the end and potential ET/pens of Sunderland vs Everton before highlights of APOEL vs Madrid which should give a nice little break before Nacional vs Lima and finally La U vs Penarol in the Libertadores. Sorted.