Let's not beat around the bush, it has been a disastrous foray into the Premier League for Cardiff City. A season beset with controversy and off-field problems is finally coming to a close and the end can't come soon enough for some long-suffering supporters.
For newly promoted clubs, surviving in the Premier League is never an easy task. Over the years some clubs have made a seamless transition to the top flight, whilst others have looked out of their depth from the word go.
The bastardised, rebranded version of Cardiff City were relegated last weekend and there were no crocodile tears from me.
Two years ago Manchester City became the first team to win a Premier League title on goal difference. After their first win at Everton since 2009 they look likely to repeat that feat.
This may sound a little trivial, but Ryan Giggs looks very much like someone who could succeed at United. From his press conference before the game at Norwich and until he walked off the pitch, the 40-year-old oozed confidence and passion for the role.
Liverpool have enjoyed a monumental winning streak, lasting 11 games. Being able to remain unbeaten for that long is one thing, but winning that many games on the trot really does encapsulate the passion and desire felt by the players, sending out a message to the teams around them.
So said Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers after their 2-0 defeat at the hands of Chelsea on Sunday. Rodgers's comments reflect a larger feeling in English football that playing a defensive style means never being the better team, whatever the result at the final whistle.
There is plenty to discuss and argue over regarding the XI players selected by their fellow professionals as the best performers over the current campaign. What better to add fuel to the fire than WhoScored's statistically calculated team of the season so far?
"Going down with pride" was the fans riposte, emblazoned on t-shirts. Continuing down into the fourth tier of English football for the first time since 1978, the club even skirted close to extinction. Yet finally, it seems a ray of hope has sprung from the club and it's all thanks to the Pompey Supporters Trust.
Stifled by Chelsea and decided by a slip, Liverpool's loss has left their title hopes in the balance. Goals in added time at the end of each half were enough to end Liverpool's 11 match winning run and prevent them from scoring for the first time since they lost to 2-0 to Arsenal in November.
Anfield was decked in red and white yesterday as Liverpool were fully expected to record a victory over Jose Mourinho's Chelsea which would all but take them to the club's first English championship since 1990, however the wheels spectacularly fell off the Reds' title charge as they were frustrated by the discipline and focus of Mourinho's defence.
One of the most common sights at the denouement of the last few Premier League seasons is that of a North London club huffing and puffing around the last Champions League spot. This season, however, Spurs are out of the picture and it's Everton snapping at Arsenal's heels, hunting for their first top four finish since 2005.
As my girlfriend probably won't agree, this season the Barclays Premier League has been bloody sensational. Global juggernauts are in freefall under inexperienced leadership, early pace setters have faltered amid poor planning, and forgotten masters have been rehabilitated as title favourites...
This was not an episode from HBOs much anticipated Season 4 of Game of Thrones though, but the real live drama unfolding at Manchester United as David Moyes was sacked and the battle for his successor starts to take place.
Two decades of disappointment and dismay for The Kop are close to becoming a thing of the past. Whilst the faithful cohorts of other clubs such as Manchester United and Chelsea may disagree, this could be a blessing for English football. The Premier League has been looking for a shake-up and Liverpool winning the league may provide just that.
While Holtby isn't quite the finished package, he's clearly improving with playing time. His utilisation by Magath is allowing him to display his qualities to the watching world and undoubtedly has Spurs fans rubbing their hands with excitement for his return to White Hart Lane once the season reaches its climax.