With just 18 days till the start of the football season it doesn’t seem that long since the last season ended, but sometimes your off-season feels strange – I mean if you don’t finish in the playoffs and you’ve gone up via the automatic places, or even maintained your league status then you’ve seen your season come to an end on the first weekend of May and that’s just the football league, as we know the premier league goes on till mid-May with the FA Cup final, Playoff finals and the finals of the European competition at the end of May, so it all comes down to your team on when your season ends but on the plus side this year we’ve had the world cup in Brazil to keep us entertained and what a world cup it was, the tournament fills a massive part of the summer and before you know it the transfer window is open, your teams are back in training and friendlies start to come thick and fast.
The season begins as always on a Friday night on the 8th August when relegated Cardiff City travel to take on another former Premier League team Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park. Then the following day the rest of the football league join in the action and then the season opener showpiece also takes place on the Sunday at Wembley between the FA Cup winners Arsenal and the Premier League champions Manchester City – which promises to be an exciting spectacle of its own. With pre-season well underway and signings coming thick and fast there have been just a few stand out transfers. Some have been surprising, some haven’t. There’s a few players leaving the premier league like Luis Suarez to Barcelona for £75m, David Luiz joined Paris St Germain for £40m (I thought it was £50m but I got that off Sky Sports). We’ve also seen Alexis Sanchez join Arsenal as well as Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas both join Chelsea, after it was reported a year ago Ander Herrera bought himself out of his contract to join Manchester United. The Red Devils also spent nearly £30m on 18 year left-back Luke Shaw from Southampton and I’m sure there are more to come and we are in for an interesting transfer window as well as an interesting season.
Secondly I myself as a writer want to hear back from you readers, about what do you think the best transfer of the summer has been so far and why and then who do you support and what are your predictions for the coming season? Get in contact with me via Twitter @TomWalkeden or email me at Tom.email@example.com and then it will allow me to do another piece on what the readers of Gung-Ho-Football think about the summer. Hope to hear from you readers soon.
When more transfers come through I’m pretty sure Gung-Ho-Football will have it covered.
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