It might not seem like it now but in around a month's time Manchester City supporters will look at this season as a positive campaign and with Pellegrini crucially now more aware of the dangers of having a rigid idea in mind of trying to outplay every team in the Premier League there will be yet more improvements next season.
It is possible that the clean out of other staff below David Moyes points to Manchester United seeking a deeper analysis of what went wrong. However it is also possible that scape-goating one individual is too simplistic an analysis of a large complex organisation.
Last Sunday's thrilling 3-2 win against Manchester City saw the Anfield club win a lot of new fans due to their brave and brilliant style of play, and the prospect of title glory is quickly becoming a very real possibility for Liverpool fans.
My heart is still beating hard following Liverpool's dramatic win on Sunday over Manchester City. Many have pointed to the strange parallels between y...
Every new Premier League season gives rise to its own heroes and villains as the media is constantly watching every move in minute detail. As such, players and managers alike can either enhance or completely destroy their hard-earned reputations in a matter of months.
Domestically, England has things no worse than other major European countries, while foreign Premier League players still manage to cope with the demanding schedule. Clearly, England's problems do lie at a deeper level.
Before Sunderland travelled to White Hart Lane on Monday, one commenter posed as absurd the fact that the two teams should both have former Tottenham players managing them but Spurs, undoubtedly the better of the two teams, should have the worse of the two.
The sacking of Chris Hughton came as a shock. With five games to play, beginning with a relegation six-pointer at Fulham this weekend, the disruption in the dressing room could have an adverse effect as Norwich look to ensure survival...
When the ''experts'' start throwing around their predictions as to where they think teams will finish in the Premier League table, these are often fairly accurate up until Christmas. It becomes reasonably clear who will be in the title race and who will be fighting to avoid relegation.
Although poor performances have left the reputation of certain people in tatters, some have gone from strength to strength and we couldn't help but take notice. Let's take a look at the positive side for once and give credit where credit's due.
As a Man United fan, the end to this inexorable Premier League season is as excruciating as root canal surgery. In many ways I'd prefer to be on a dentist's chair, mouth gaping.
Mourinho can point the finger at his strikers all he likes, but his return to Chelsea was an open secret long before the transfer window opened. He should have identified the problem and come up with various solutions before the start of the season, not when it is getting to its most crucial juncture.
Carroll is indeed a typical English number nine. But England have failed at every tournament since 1966 and will continue to do so unless they adapt to the constantly evolving nature of the modern, foreign-dominated game.
Liverpool were undoubtedly the biggest winners in the race for the Premier League title at the weekend. Chelsea losing at Crystal Palace and the spoils being shared between Arsenal and Manchester City ensured the Reds could move top of the table on Sunday.
It seems incredibly harsh to place all of the blame on Moyes considering the state of the club when Ferguson departed, primarily in terms of their squad. Manchester United possess a wealth of talent, however, the main problem is that their young players are still not at the level required for Premier League glory and their more experienced men are past their peak.
Not only are Southampton F.C miles ahead of Newcastle United in terms of how much better they move the ball around the football field, and how they carved out chances at will, while we failed to threaten their goal even once, they are ahead of us in every practical department - even the ones that Mike Ashley would have you believe we are excelling in!