Top Three Decisions of the Premier League Season

13 March, 2020
13 March, 2020
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Top Three Decisions of the Premier League Season

Globalization has opened up new opportunities for sports leagues around the world. A recent survey conducted by Morning Consult found that over 57% of the Premier League fans started watching Premier League and following their favourite teams within the past five years. The major contributors to this shift are the advent of smartphones and the increasing popularity of streaming services. Today, millions of people across the globe stream the gameplay on the go. Also, mobile devices have made it possible for casino fanatics to play casino games at the best online casino for NZ players while watching the favourite team in action.

Just like the evolution of consumer behaviour in the digital age, the premier league has also undergone several changes recently. Here are the top decisions of the premier league season.

Newcastle appointing Steve Bruce

Newcastle United appointed Steve Bruce as their head coach on a three-year contract in July 2019. At that time, Lee Charnley, managing director at Newcastle United said: “Steve knows what this club means to supporters and to the region and he will put his heart and soul into leading our talented group of players.”

It goes without saying that Charnley was correct about Bruce because never before had the 58-year-old beaten Manchester United as a manager. Never before had he beaten Frank Lampard as a player or manager.

That said, it’s difficult to recall a manager whose appointment faced opposition from the entire fan-base and attracted so much harsh criticism from elsewhere. Dismissed by a Championship club less than a year before and relegated in his most recent Premier League season, Bruce was indeed the consolation prize to the gold medal of Rafa Benitez.

Wolves harnessing Adama Traore

When it comes to unhelpful comparisons, Tim Sherwood’s claim that Adama Traore was “a little bit of Ronaldo and a little bit of Messi” was as complex as Gerard Houllier suggesting Bruno Cheyrou “has the same kind of style that Zinade has.”

There is something in that comparison almost five years later. Traore has managed to combine the physical prowess of Ronaldo with the adhesive dribbling of Messi which was once unimaginable.

It seemed like Wolves had gone astray from their tried and trusted path when they spent £18 million on an erratic Championship winger upon promotion. Traore had started improving his game at Middlesbrough but he represented a sort of chaos that Nuno’s high standards surely could not accommodate.

Crystal Palace choosing to stick

“When you’ve been a manager for 45 years, you’re a little annoyed when you’re asked what you can learn from your peers,” says Roy Hodgson, with the sort of spirit he tends to reserve for Frank Rijkaard. Perhaps it’s a pointless question when you’ve managed Crystal Palace for almost two-and-a-half years and are asked what you can learn from Pep Guardiola.

Hodgson’s five most recent Premier League finishes are palindromic across an entire decade and three different teams. He has his own ways of managing the team and they’re as proven as they are consistent.

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