LiverpoolOdds: 8/1Last Five Seasons2005/06 - 3 (Premiership), 2004/05 - 5 (Premiership), 2003/04 - 4 (Premiership), 2002/03 - 5 (Premiership), 2001/02 - 2 (Premiership).2005/06 Cup ProgressUEFA Super Cup vs CSKA Moscow - won 3-1 after extra time.FIFA World Club Championship Final vs Sao Paulo - lost 1-0.Champions League Last 16 vs Benfica - lost 3-0 on aggregate.FA Cup Final vs West Ham United (n) - won 3-1 on penalties with the score at 3-3 after extra time.Carling Cup Third Round vs Crystal Palace (a) - lost 2-1.Top Goal Scorer 2005/06: Steven Gerrard (midfield) - 23 goals.Players InJermaine Pennant (Birmingham City - £6,700,000), Craig Bellamy (Blackburn Rovers - £6,000,000), Gabriel Paletta (Banfield - £2,000,000), Fabiano Aurelio (Valencia - Free).Players OutDietmar Hamann (Manchester City - £400,000), Bruno Cheyrou (Rennes - Undisclosed), Carl Medjani (Lorient - Undisclosed), David Raven (Carlisle United - Free), Ramon Calliste (Scunthorpe United - Free), … [Read more...] about Premiership Season Preview 2006/07 – Liverpool
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West Ham UnitedOdds: 500/1Last Five Seasons2005/06 - 9 (Premiership), 2004/05 - 6 (Championship, Promoted), 2003/04 - 4 (Championship), 2002/03 - 18 (Premiership, Relegated), 2001/02 - 7 (Premiership).2005/06 Cup ProgressFA Cup Final vs Liverpool (n) - lost 3-1 on penalties with the score 3-3 after extra time.Carling Cup Third Round vs Bolton Wanderers (a) - lost 1-0.Top Goal Scorer 2005/06: Marlon Harewood (striker) - 16 goals.Players InTyrone Mears (Preston North End - £1,000,000), John Paintsill (Hapoel Tel Aviv - £1,000,000), Jonathan Spector (Manchester United - £500,000), Carlton Cole (Chelsea - Undisclosed), Lee Bowyer (Newcastle United - Free)Players OutElliott Ward (Coventry City - £1,000,000), Carl Fletcher (Crystal Palace - £400,000), Shaka Hislop (Dallas - Free), Darren Behcet (Yeovil Town - Free), Chris Cohen (Yeovil Town - Free), Petr Mikolanda (Mlada Boleslav - Free), Yaniv Katan (Maccabi Haifa - Loan), Trent McClenahan (Released), Darren … [Read more...] about Premiership Season Preview 2006/07 – West Ham United
Wigan AthleticOdds: 1500/1Last Five Seasons2005/06 - 10 (Premiership), 2004/05 - 2 (Championship, Promoted), 2003/04 - 7 (Championship),2002/03 - 1 (League One, Promoted), 2001/02 - 10 (League One).2005/06 Cup ProgressFA Cup Fourth Round vs Manchester City (a) - lost 1-0.Carling Cup Final vs Manchester United (n) - lost 4-0.Top Goal Scorer 2005/06: Jason Roberts (striker) - 14 goals.Players InEmile Heskey (Birmingham City - £5,500,000), Denny Landzaat (AZ Alkmaar - £2,500,000), Emmerson Boyce (Crystal Palace - £1,000,000), Fitz Hall (Crystal Palace - Free), Chris Kirland (Liverpool - Loan).Players OutJason Roberts (Blackburn Rovers - £3,000,000), Jimmy Bullard (Fulham - £2,500,000), Alan Mahon (Burnley - £200,000), David Thompson (Portsmouth - Free), Kevin Lee (Southport - Free), Matt Jackson (Released), Stephane Henchoz (Released).Wigan Athletic, like West Ham United, enjoyed an excellent first season in the Premiership, finishing tenth and reaching … [Read more...] about Premiership Season Preview 2006/07 – Wigan Athletic
Back in August, just prior to the opening games of the 2005/06 football season, the predictions team here at "Tipped at the Post!", bravely gave our forecasts for all 92 teams and it would be remiss of us if we didn't analyse how we got on - if only to allow you all to disregard our tips next season! At the top end of the Barclays Premiership we wrote: "Obviously the big 3 will fight it out again; with a good start required by Arsenal - and perhaps more significantly Man Utd; to enable them to push Chelsea right up to the finish. If the trio are still close coming into the final quarter, then we've a sneaking feeling United could just edge it; but if they leave it too late then it's impossible to see beyond the Blues.Martin Jol has been patiently putting together a young, but very strong squad and we'd expect them to battle with Liverpool for that 4th spot." Well, we have to be reasonably pleased with that; as United were the closest to Chelsea and may, with a little more … [Read more...] about I Predict a Right – Well Most of Them!
The so-called "gulf" between teams from Premiership and those striving to join the elite from the Championship is often noted, especially when teams from their respective divisions clash in Cup competitions.However, this "gulf" may be nothing more than a fallacy. When the third round of the FA Cup comes around, Championship teams rewarded with a home tie against Premiership opposition often make a mockery of their respective league positions.Clashes of this nature have not occurred very often during the third round in recent years, although last season, eight matches fell into this category, with the "superior" Premiership teams winning just twice.Preston @ 2.47 vs West Brom @ 2.56. Result: 0-2Sunderland @ 2.20 vs Crystal Palace @ 2.86. Result: 2-1Watford @ 3.11 vs Fulham @ 2.08. Result: 1-1West Ham @ 2.32 vs Norwich @ 2.72. Result: 1-0Sheff Utd @ 3.07 vs Aston Villa @ 2.12 Result: 3-1Cardiff @ 3.45 vs Blackburn @ 1.95. Result: 1-1Ipswich @ 2.48 vs Bolton @ 2.56. Result: 1-3Burnley @ … [Read more...] about FA Cup Third Round – Oppose Premiership Teams Away