So there you have it, the mass exodus of Manchester United luminaries begins. With Nemanja Vidic opting to take the decision out of the hands of United's hierarchy, and maneuvering himself a move to Italy, United's experience within the dressing room is decimated. If Sir Alex Ferguson were in charge, this would never have happened.
t's an oft-used cliché, but, with an exciting and honest style of play, Gus is one of football's good guys - and will become an even more desirable commodity in world football. What odds on him one day representing England himself? It can surely only be a matter of time before the bigger clubs - or indeed the national team - come calling.
Plenty of English fans delighted in the schadenfreude of Liverpool's late-season collapse but it's to the detriment of the sport the underdogs don't succeed more often. Regardless of club loyalties we should be able to enjoy the unlikely success of clubs with significant financial disadvantages.
Tasked with bringing in new faces, Kinnear oversaw just one signing during the summer transfer window, acquiring striker Loïc Rémy on loan from QPR. The Frenchman moved to Loftus Road last January and finished their top goalscorer with 6 goals despite his short time in the capital before moving to Newcastle.
Andy Carroll's reputation has suffered since Euro 2012 because of his scarcely-mentioned £35m transfer to Liverpool. He will be forever labelled as an 'expensive flop' and be ridiculed by part-time football fans for a cheap laugh because he couldn't justify a ludicrous price tag that he never set himself.
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.