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.
Records show that the season after Allardyce left his former clubs, Bolton, Blackburn and Newcastle, was far worse than when he was in charge and this could happen again at West Ham if he stays too long.
Most of us, if honest, will have enjoyed watching the public demise of this man we have never met, don't know, but yet have been invited to excoriate over the duration of his tortured reign at Old Trafford. What does this public and ritual flogging say about us?
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.