Is the Premier League boring?

by Dexy Longshot

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Business as usual in the top 4

Some say we have the most exciting league in the world, but we’ve had the same ‘top 4’ since the 2002/03 season, where Newcastle United finished 3rd. Only my beloved Everton have broke the top 4 dominance of Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea back in the 2004/05 season.

The Premier League seems to have 4 tiers, the top 4 which are almost guaranteed Champions League football every season, followed by potentially another 4 teams fighting it out for the Uefa cup places. Lower down the league you have another 6 teams who will end up with nothing come the end of the season, then 6 who are battling for survival. This usually consists of the teams that were promoted the previous season.

My view is the type of football that is played in the Premier League is the best in the world, but the league feels somewhat predictable.

So, what can be done to even things out? Maybe the Premier League should endorse revenue sharing, salary caps for players, luxury taxes, and so on.

Your idea’s and debate are always welcome so please share…

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  • Darren

    I do recall that everyone was saying how exciting this seasons league has been, all of sudden Arsenal find themselves back in the top 4 and its moan time again.

    Villa had their chances, 2-0 up at home to Stoke, home game against a bottom 6 side, they only have themselves to blame…

  • Martin Tibbetts

    I maintain that it would be great if the so called big 4 buggered off to a European super league, and allowed the Premier League to be competitive again. Can’t come soon enough, give all the other clubs something to play for and a chance to win something……might even mean that local people support, god forbid, their local teams again….

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