Premier league – Papierkugel http://papierkugel.org/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 17:51:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://papierkugel.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/favicon-19-150x150.png Premier league – Papierkugel http://papierkugel.org/ 32 32 Which Premier League club has the best stadium? https://papierkugel.org/which-premier-league-club-has-the-best-stadium/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 17:51:57 +0000 https://papierkugel.org/which-premier-league-club-has-the-best-stadium/ Can’t the 2022/23 Premier League season start already? For all the fun of the summer transfer window, football fans like us can’t help but start wanting the new campaign against us after spending the better part of a month without England’s top flight. Sadly, however, no amount of crossed fingers or angry tweets can bring […]]]>

Can’t the 2022/23 Premier League season start already?

For all the fun of the summer transfer window, football fans like us can’t help but start wanting the new campaign against us after spending the better part of a month without England’s top flight.

Sadly, however, no amount of crossed fingers or angry tweets can bring us closer to the opening weekend of the Premier League season as we count down every day until August 5.

Premier League 2022/23 stadiums

However, in the meantime, we might as well put our enthusiasm to good use and start evaluating the 20 clubs that will compete in the most entertaining league in the world next year.

And we’re not talking deep, thoughtful tactical inferences here, but rather the questions that concern us all most in the English game like: who has the better badge? Who has the best new kit? Which manager would you most like to spend an evening with?

Hard-hitting journalism, we know, but don’t pretend it doesn’t pique your interest, and the final part of our 2022/23 Premier League preview will revolve around each team’s stadium.

Which club has the best stadium?

Anyone who enjoys watching live football will know that a stadium’s architecture, atmosphere and facilities can make the difference between a boring Saturday on the terraces and a day out you’ll remember forever.

The simple fact is that some grounds are better than others and we wanted to see how the current 20 Premier League arenas stack up using our trusty way of Tiermaker.

Using categories ranging from ‘worst of the group’ to ‘biggest’, we rate each stadium on the following criteria: arena structure, fan atmosphere, match day experience – to both anecdotal and personal – and his position within English football.

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Ultimately, decisions come down to your personal opinion, so if you disagree, then let us know and be sure to let us know your personal ranking on our various social channels.

Premier League stadium rankings

However, for now, let’s take a look at how Premier League stadiums compare in the eyes of your humble writer GIVEMESPORT as we sort football cathedrals from grounds that need a bit of TLC.

Worst of the bunch

London Stadium and Vitality Stadium

Well, someone has to finish last. Look, West Ham fans are doing their best to turn the London stadium into a cauldron of atmosphere, but its jumbled structure will always make us think it’s better suited to athletics than football.

And while we don’t like to bully the smaller, more picturesque stadiums of English football, let’s not pretend that the Vitality – which doesn’t win awards for its character anyway – doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb in the strata. of the Premier League. with its capacity of only 11,379.

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Boring

St. Mary’s Stadium

While it might seem like we’re bullying Southampton here, it’s important to note that three stadiums occupied this level last season and it turns out that clubs and opinions have changed since then.

But let’s be honest here, St. Mary’s Stadium is one of England’s worst offenders when it comes to taking on the ‘soulless bowl’ archetype with very few distinguishing features beyond its seats. red. Not for us.

St. Mary's Stadium in Southampton.
Soccer Football – FA Cup Fifth Round – Southampton v West Ham United – St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton, Britain – March 2, 2022 General view inside the stadium before the match REUTERS/Tony Obrien

middle of the road

Emirates Stadium, Amex Stadium, Etihad Stadium, Brentford Community Stadium, Selhurst Park and King Power Stadium

They’re not perfect, but they’re not bad either: I like these stadiums even if each of them ultimately has a certain element that keeps me from wanting to settle there week after week.

When it comes to the Emirates and Etihad, the stereotype rings true with the stunted atmosphere, acoustics and retaining character of what are undoubtedly two of the most advanced, comfortable and impressive stadiums in the country.

Brighton & Hove Albion and Brentford homes get our endorsement for representing modern grounds that not only look like identical products from the same production line, but still fall short of the league’s upper echelons.

Selhurst Park’s presence might raise a few eyebrows as there’s no denying the ground, much like Turf Moor, needs some serious love, but the national reverence for the noise from Palace fans is enough to give them a boost up to intermediate level.

Similarly, Leicester City’s King Power Stadium is saved from a St. Mary’s-like fate due to its fabulous atmosphere that thwarts what is undoubtedly another cookie-cutter structure.

Arsenal's Emirates Stadium.
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crazy day

Stamford Bridge, Craven Cottage, Elland Road, City Ground, Molineux and Goodison Park

It’s no coincidence that every stadium in this category lives up to its ears in English footballing heritage, but even those who accuse us of wearing rose-tinted retro specs have to admit that these six days at the outside are absolute belts.

From the wonderful walks along the Thames and Trent to the cottage and town ground of endless character, to the old-fashioned class of a simpler time that sizzles through the rafters of Goodison Park, you know that you are ready for, well, a crazy day when you’re visiting these stadiums.

So too does Molineux’s balance of modern expansion and vintage vibe as well as the eternally passionate atmosphere served up by the four corners of the cauldron-like Elland Road.

And while the bridge isn’t without criticism and some TLC would certainly go far, we can’t bear the thought of Chelsea saying goodbye to what remains one of the most unique and distinctive stadiums in all of history. ‘Europe.

Stamford Bridge from Chelsea.
Soccer Football – Pre-Season Friendly – ​​Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur – Stamford Bridge, London, Britain – August 4, 2021 General view of Chelsea fans in the stands before the match Action Images via Reuters/Peter Cziborra

God Level

St James’s Park, Old Trafford, Tottenham Hotspur and Villa Park

Don’t sit here and pretend you wouldn’t bite someone’s hand if they offered you a free ticket to watch a game at one of these venues. Well, unless you’re a Sunderland, Manchester City, Arsenal or Birmingham City fan, of course.

St. James’ Park’s towering silhouette on the Newcastle skyline with its fabled far end and utterly understated atmosphere made it the perfect candidate to launch our favourites.

Then we have two of England’s most revered patches of grass in the form of Old Trafford and Villa Park with every row, hall, doorway, statue and blade of grass steeped in history to make us blissfully forget some of their flaws. and wrinkles.

But there are no such imperfections in Tottenham’s new ground, which must surely be considered the most spatial stadium in world football and which has made no compromises on atmosphere and character to achieve it. There just so happens to be an arena that I like even more…

Tottenham's flashy new stadium.
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The best

Anfield

A timeless football cathedral that effortlessly blends old and new, adding modern touches to the vintage features that have made Anfield such a pilgrimage for football fans over the decades.

Its imposing, characterful architecture creates a Colosseum-like setting that complements the unparalleled atmosphere created by Liverpool supporters with the Kop’s renditions of “You’ll Never Walk Alone” forever sending a tingle down the spine of all who hear it.

Liverpool fans at Anfield.
Soccer Football – Pre Season Friendly – ​​Liverpool v Athletic Bilbao – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – August 8, 2021 General view of fans at the start of the match Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith

Every stadium is special for someone

We hear your anger, we hear it, but you can’t please everyone with these kind of rankings which are inevitably and unavoidably based on subjective evaluation.

And look, the fundamentals of what makes a stadium great are completely personal and we don’t doubt for a second that there are thousands of fans out there who would put some of our lowest-ranked graduates at the very, very high.

Everyone’s local terrain holds a special place in their hearts, as do the arenas where you’ve created special memories with your loved ones.

Man City Etihad Stadium.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MAY 08: General view outside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and Newcastle United at Etihad Stadium on May 08, 2022 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

And regardless of any Tiermaker or what my silly little football brain might think, that’s the true definition of ‘the greatest’ when it comes to stadiums. Each one of them is someone’s favorite and that’s really special.


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Fans hail Man Utd on ‘biggest signing of the decade’ with Howard Webb to become Premier League chief referee https://papierkugel.org/fans-hail-man-utd-on-biggest-signing-of-the-decade-with-howard-webb-to-become-premier-league-chief-referee/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 22:30:00 +0000 https://papierkugel.org/fans-hail-man-utd-on-biggest-signing-of-the-decade-with-howard-webb-to-become-premier-league-chief-referee/ FOOTBALL fans have hilariously claimed that Manchester United have made their ‘biggest signing of the decade’ after it was confirmed that Howard Webb will replace Mike Riley as Premier League chief referee. Former top-flight whistler Webb, who refereed the 2010 World Cup final, is under contract until January with MLS, where he is chief executive […]]]>

FOOTBALL fans have hilariously claimed that Manchester United have made their ‘biggest signing of the decade’ after it was confirmed that Howard Webb will replace Mike Riley as Premier League chief referee.

Former top-flight whistler Webb, who refereed the 2010 World Cup final, is under contract until January with MLS, where he is chief executive of the Professional Referees Organisation.

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Earlier this month, SunSport revealed Premier League officials expect Riley to be out of the job by December and the 57-year-old officially announced his departure from PGMOL yesterday.

Riley’s exit will pave the way for Webb, 50, to take on the league’s new title of chief umpire.

But in reaction to the announcement, social media had fun joking that he was essentially a new signing for Man Utd.

One person said: “Congratulations to Man Utd on making their biggest signing of the decade. Howard Webb, what a signing statement…”

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Another added: “‘Howard Webb to become Premier League chief referee’. Man Utd’s first signing of the season 😂 #manutd.”

A third said: “Those Man Utd fans who are dealing with a lack of transfer activity must be very happy to get this Howard Webb deal.”

And a fourth simply replied: “Howard Webb back? Congratulations Man Utd.”

Webb was present at the PGMOL annual conference at the Radisson Hotel in Heathrow in London on Saturday morning, where Riley broke the news to current officials just hours before a statement was released.

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A number of top clubs have complained about the standard of refereeing as well as the use of VAR under Riley’s watch.

But his departure and the arrival of Webb are part of a huge upheaval in refereeing in English football.

Riley had been in charge since 2010.

No less than four longtime officials – Mike Dean, Jon Moss, Kevin Friend and Martin Atkinson – hung up their whistles at the end of last season.

And, although Moss and Atkinson in particular have been among the most criticized referees, there are concerns about the lack of experience left behind in the top flight.

Riley said in his statement, “I am proud of the contribution our match officials have made to the professional game and have enjoyed working with such a dedicated, professional and high quality group at all levels that PGMOL manages.

“As the elite referee development plan begins to take shape, now is the time to plan for the future and allow the new management team to build on the strong foundations we have in place.

“I look forward to working with the new team over the next season and supporting them before I step down.”

Webb’s wife, former Bundesliga referee Bibiana Steinhaus-Webb, is already the director of the PGMOL selection group for women’s football.

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters said: “On behalf of the Premier League, I would like to thank Mike for his valuable contribution and significant commitment to PGMOL over the past 13 years, as well as his tremendous service. playing as an elite referee for 20 years.

“During his time at PGMOL, he worked hard to deliver and develop high quality match officials across the professional game and led the implementation of VAR in the Premier League three seasons ago.”

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Mark Bullingham, FA chief executive, added that Riley had “played a crucial role in the development of refereeing over recent years”.

In addition to the Director of Arbitration, the PGMOL plans to appoint a Director of Operations.

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Everton are one of four Premier League clubs interested in signing former Liverpool favorite Gini Wijnaldum from PSG – report https://papierkugel.org/everton-are-one-of-four-premier-league-clubs-interested-in-signing-former-liverpool-favorite-gini-wijnaldum-from-psg-report/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 09:57:12 +0000 https://papierkugel.org/everton-are-one-of-four-premier-league-clubs-interested-in-signing-former-liverpool-favorite-gini-wijnaldum-from-psg-report/ Since leaving Liverpool for PSG last summer, Gini Wijnaldum has struggled to settle in the French capital and he now believes the Ligue 1 champions are ready to let him leave the club. Clubs from Italy, Germany and Spain are believed to be interested in the midfielder, and in the Premier League alone four clubs […]]]>

Since leaving Liverpool for PSG last summer, Gini Wijnaldum has struggled to settle in the French capital and he now believes the Ligue 1 champions are ready to let him leave the club.

Clubs from Italy, Germany and Spain are believed to be interested in the midfielder, and in the Premier League alone four clubs are monitoring the Dutchman’s situation, according to 90 minutes.

Everton are said to be one of the parties interested in making a move for the former Reds No.5, but with two years remaining on his current contract at Parc Des Princes, it seems a loan switch is more likely.

The 31-year-old was a vital player for Jurgen Klopp during his time at Anfield, winning the Champions League and Premier League during his time and scoring vital goals for the club.

He left 12 months ago when his contract expired and his departure received mixed responses from Liverpool supporters.

Some claimed the former Newcastle man left the club in order to earn a bigger salary elsewhere, while others understood his decision to seek a new challenge after giving it his all in a red shirt.

The Dutch international was crowned Ligue 1 flop signing of the year recently after a difficult start to his career at PSG.

He was completely dropped from their squad for the Champions League Round of 16 and registered just three goals and three assists in 38 appearances last season (in all competitions).

As well as the Goodison Park outfit, Leicester, West Ham and Wolves are said to be interested in the dynamic midfielder.

Liverpool are keen to bolster their midfield options in the near future, so you might wonder why the Reds aren’t asking to bring Wijnaldum back to Anfield, but Fabrizio Romano has recently quashed all reports linking him with a return to Merseyside.

It’s a shame how badly he’s struggled since leaving Liverpool, but surely the best way for him to get back to his best form is not to sign for the team just opposite Stanley Park, isn’t it not?

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10 Premier League flops who excelled outside England https://papierkugel.org/10-premier-league-flops-who-excelled-outside-england/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 05:02:15 +0000 https://papierkugel.org/10-premier-league-flops-who-excelled-outside-england/ “Yeah he’s good, but can he do it in the Premier League?” It’s a line we hear all too often and a benchmark that is, truth be told, rather biased in deciding how good a footballer really is. While the Premier League is arguably the biggest league in world football, players can reach dizzying heights […]]]>

“Yeah he’s good, but can he do it in the Premier League?”

It’s a line we hear all too often and a benchmark that is, truth be told, rather biased in deciding how good a footballer really is.

While the Premier League is arguably the biggest league in world football, players can reach dizzying heights of success without setting foot in the English top flight. Shocking, we know.

And while it would be nice to see how the Lionel Messis and Neymars of football would hold up in the Premier League, their exploits elsewhere are good enough to certify them as ballers in their own right, without having to be fired to death by the Craig Dawson and Jonjo Shelvey of the football world.

Granted, there are many who come to England with a reputation and face humiliating culture shock before leaving with their tails between their legs, but there is also the other side of the fence that is overlooked. Some players are just square pegs in a Premier League-shaped round hole.

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A move abroad can make a good player look like a top player again and leave onlookers scratching their heads as to where it was in previous years. It happens a lot more than we realize, and it’s a reality that has been the case for a number of very recognizable stars over the years.

So, in order to play down the concept that a player has to be good in the Premier League to earn their flowers, we at GIVEMESPORT have collected 10 examples of players who weren’t able to hack it in England, but unlocked new levels by walking away.

10. Alexander Sorloth

Crystal Palace parted ways with some £9m to sign Sorloth in January 2018, a player few had heard of. He soon looked like a fish out of water, not scoring his first goal for the club until August of the same year.

He left on a two-year loan at Trabzonspor just over a year after signing for the Eagles. And while the Turkish Super Lig is where Premier League flops go to hide, the Norwegian striker flourished and found a prolific upside that prompted RB Leipzig to sign him in 2020.

9. Iago Aspas

Liverpool fans are most remembered by Liverpool fans for taking the corner against Chelsea which led to a goal in a game that cost them the 2013/14 Premier League, Aspas’ stock hit rock bottom very quickly in England.

Since his departure and his return to La Liga in 2015, the delicate Spaniard has built a fine career. Aspas became Celta Vigo’s all-time leading goalscorer and managed to score 100 La Liga goals in 209 games; only four players since the Spanish Civil War have achieved the feat faster than him.

Aspas points to the Celta Vigo badge
VIGO, SPAIN – DECEMBER 14: Iago Aspas of Celta Vigo celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the La Liga Santander match between RC Celta and Cadiz CF at Abanca-Balaídos on December 14, 2020 in Vigo, Spain . Sports stadiums across Spain remain under strict restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic as government social distancing laws prohibit fans from going inside venues resulting in closed matches closed. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

8. Moise Kean

Everton shelled out a total of £27.5m to land a 19-year-old Kean away from Juventus after emerging as one of Europe’s next best strikers, but it soon became apparent that leading the line for the Toffees was a task too heavy for him.

He looked like a complete waste of time for Everton but immediately looked like a top-notch prospect during a loan spell at Paris Saint-Germain in 2020/21. Everton sent him back to Juventus in 2021 on loan with an option to buy, and the Italian appears to have found his groove.

7. Kieran Trippier

It’s strange, it’s Trippier. Highly regarded as an ‘almost’ man in the Premier League, he showed signs of being world class for Tottenham but Mauricio Pochettino was never fully trusted despite his scintillating form for England.

A move to Atletico Madrid in 2019 saw the right-back rewrite the script as he became an integral piece of the puzzle alongside Diego Simeone and won La Liga in 2020/21, before returning to England with Newcastle in 2022.

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MADRID, SPAIN – SEPTEMBER 18: Kieran Trippier of Atletico Madrid celebrates scoring his team’s second goal by Hector Herrera during the UEFA Champions League Group D match between Atletico Madrid and Juventus at Wanda Metropolitano on September 18, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

6. Juan Cuadrado

Signing for Chelsea in January 2015 after an extraordinary performance at the 2014 World Cup with Colombia, Cuadrado never seemed to start in England and was sent off before he could find a rhythm.

He was back in Serie A after half a season at Stamford Bridge, this time with Juventus, and immediately looked like a world beater. The move became permanent in 2017, and the full-back has been a good servant to the Old Lady ever since, winning five Scudetti.

5. Memphis Depay

The hype was real when Depay signed for United ahead of the 2015/16 season. However, the hype died down very quickly when too much was expected from the Dutchman, who was still just a youngster at the time.

Two ill-fated years in Manchester ended in 2017 with Depay taking with him a blemished reputation at Lyon. It was there, however, that we saw exactly what United wanted from him. The winger looked unstoppable, prompting a move to Barcelona in 2021.

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ELCHE, SPAIN – MARCH 06: Memphis Depay of FC Barcelona celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the LaLiga Santander match between Elche CF and FC Barcelona at Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero on March 06, 2022 in Elche, Spain. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

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4. Diego Forlan

Forlan achieved cult hero status among Manchester United fans when he won a brace at Anfield to ensure United beat Liverpool in 2002, but his fate was otherwise disappointing.

He left Old Trafford in 2004 and rebuilt his reputation from there, first with Villarreal but most importantly with Atletico Madrid, where he unlocked true world-class levels and scored the winner of the Champions League final. the 2010 Europa League.

3. Chris Smalling

It’s hard to call Smalling a ‘flop’ considering he represented Manchester United for 10 years and won the Premier League, among other honours. But beyond those early seasons as a youngster, the Englishman very quickly started to dull and absolutely overstayed his welcome.

Regularly subjected to criticism and often the butt of jokes in England, Smalling has appeared to be a completely different player since leaving for Serie A in 2020 and becoming Roma’s experienced leader at full-back. He looks a lot more confident in Italy and receives a lot more respect, and recently won the inaugural Europa Conference League.

Smalling receives his Europa Conference League winner's medal
TIRANA, ALBANIA – MAY 25: Chris Smalling of AS Roma celebrates winning the UEFA Europa Conference League during the UEFA Conference League Final match between AS Roma and Feyenoord at Arena Kombetare on May 25, 2022 in Tirana , in Albania. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

2. Jerome Boateng

Boateng only spent one season with Manchester City after moving from Hamburg in 2010, where it soon became clear he was not ready for the English top flight as he struggled to become a regular .

The opportunity to move to Bayern Munich presented itself the following summer and the German defender got his wish. Following that move, he became one of the best defenders in the world and an integral part of Bayern’s domestic dominance, also winning two Champions Leagues during an incredible tenure.

1. Serge Gnabry

A talented young winger thriving in Arsenal’s academy, everyone remembers Gnabry’s failed loan spell at West Brom in 2015/16, where Tony Pulis sadly declared he was not one step ahead. level good enough to play for the Baggies.

As a result, Gnabry left Arsenal and England altogether, returning to Germany with Wolfsburg in 2016. A season later he had been snapped up by Bayern Munich and, after a loan spell at Hoffenheim, Gnabry became a mainstay in the first. Bayern team. Now 26, he is one of Europe’s most talented wingers, a three-time winner and capped 34 times by Germany. It’s fair to say that Pulis was wrong.

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DORTMUND, GERMANY – AUGUST 17: Serge Gnabry of Muenchen lifts the trophy after winning the 2021 Supercup match between FC Bayern München and Borussia Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park on August 17, 2021 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

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Premier League experience, seasoned campaigners and wildcards – who will face Huddersfield Town next season https://papierkugel.org/premier-league-experience-seasoned-campaigners-and-wildcards-who-will-face-huddersfield-town-next-season/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://papierkugel.org/premier-league-experience-seasoned-campaigners-and-wildcards-who-will-face-huddersfield-town-next-season/ The next league season promises to be exciting, with the new campaign already underway. Huddersfield Town suffered a heartbreaking 1-0 defeat at Wembley against Nottingham Forest in the Championship play-off final last season which saw them miss out on a chance to return to the Premier League. Carlos Corberan’s side produced a magnificent campaign which […]]]>

The next league season promises to be exciting, with the new campaign already underway. Huddersfield Town suffered a heartbreaking 1-0 defeat at Wembley against Nottingham Forest in the Championship play-off final last season which saw them miss out on a chance to return to the Premier League.

Carlos Corberan’s side produced a magnificent campaign which saw the Spaniard guide the Terriers to a third place finish. They won their semi-final against Luton Town to stage a final against Forest. However, their loss to Forest means it’s another tier two season for Corberan and the Terriers.

And with that in mind, YorkshireLive takes a look at all the managers who will face Huddersfield and Corberan next season.

High Level Campaigner:Chris Wilder (Middlesbrough), Paul Heckingbottom (Sheffield United), Alex Neil (Sunderland), Steve Bruce (West Bromwich Albion), Dean Smith (Norwich), Nigel Pearson (Bristol City)

There are plenty of seasoned Championship campaigners in the 2022/23 cohort of managers. Dean Smith is leaving the Premier League with Norwich, while Chris Wilder and Steve Bruce have both found success in the top flight recently with Sheffield United and Newcastle United respectively.

Given their impressive 2017/18 and 2020/21 seasons, Smith and Norwich are favorites to secure top spot in the table in May next year.

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Wilder and Middlesbrough will be hoping they can enter the play-offs after narrowly missing out last season, while Bruce and the Baggies need to produce a much better campaign than their last which saw them finish 10th.

Likewise, Nigel Pearson, who helped Leicester to promotion to the Premier League in 2014, is also hoping for a better campaign with Bristol City, who finished 17th last season.

Paul Heckingbottom and Sheffield United will look to put aside their grief from the play-offs next season. The Blades narrowly missed out on a place at Wembley for the Championship play-off final after losing on penalties in the semi-final to Nottingham Forest.

And finally, Alex Neil returns to the Championship with Sunderland following their 2-0 victory in the League One play-off final against Wycombe Wanderers. Neil helped Norwich to promotion to the Premier League in 2015 via the play-offs.

Experienced Championship Campaign:Mark Robins (Coventry City), Paul Warne (Rotherham United), Gary Rowett (Millwall), Nathan Jones (Luton Town), Michael O’Neill (Stoke City)

Nathan Jones was perhaps the standout manager in the Championship last season.

Jones guided Luton Town to an incredible sixth place last time out, in what was one of the best managerial performances the Championship has ever seen.

Gary Rowett and Michael O’Neill are in charge at Millwall and Stoke City after finishing ninth and 14th respectively.

Millwall finished last season as one of the Championship’s form sides, with Rowett and co losing just three of their last 17 games, winning nine of them. Likewise, Stoke also finished their season strong, winning six of their last nine contests.

Mark Robins and Coventry started out as one of the Championship story-lines last term but their red start eventually petered out.

The Sky Blues were in the play-offs from matchday six to matchday 20, but their second half of the season saw them retire due to inconsistent performances.

Paul Warne is also returning to the Championship with Rotherham United after bringing the Millers back to the second tier of English football at first request.

Warne has already led Rotherham in the Championship twice in the 2018/19 and 2020/21 seasons, both of which saw the Millers relegated.

Championship Wildcards/Relatively New:Shota Arveladze (Hull City), Ryan Lowe (Preston North End), Vincent Kompany (Burnley), Jon Dahl Tomasson (Blackburn Rovers) Russell Martin (Swansea City), Leam Richardson (Wigan Athletic), Lee Bowyer (Birmingham City), Steve Morison (Cardiff City), Paul Ince (Reading), Rob Edwards (Watford), Michael Beale (QPR), Michael Appleton (Blackpool)

While Shota Arveladze, Ryan Lowe, Russell Martin, Lee Bowyer, Paul Ince and Steve Morison are still in charge of their respective clubs, there are a host of new names in the Championship this season.

Two new appointments will see Vincent Kompany and Jon Dahl Tomasson battle it out in Lancashire as managers of Burnley and Blackburn Rovers, while Rob Edwards has been tasked with guiding Watford to the Premier League after leaving Forest Green Rovers.

Michael Beale took over from Mark Warburton at QPR while Michael Appleton replaced Neil Critchley at Blackpool after the latter left to join Steven Gerrard at Aston Villa. Leam Richardson is the man in charge of newly promoted Wigan.

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Report: Premier League tightens postponement criteria after Arsenal fiasco against Spurs – Spurs Web https://papierkugel.org/report-premier-league-tightens-postponement-criteria-after-arsenal-fiasco-against-spurs-spurs-web/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 13:00:53 +0000 https://papierkugel.org/report-premier-league-tightens-postponement-criteria-after-arsenal-fiasco-against-spurs-spurs-web/ Catherine Ivill – AMA/Getty Images The Premier League has tightened the criteria required to postpone matches until the 2022/23 season, The daily mirror revealed. The matches of the new season were published this week, with Spurs set to start their campaign with a home game against Southampton before traveling to Stamford Bridge for a London […]]]>

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The Premier League has tightened the criteria required to postpone matches until the 2022/23 season, The daily mirror revealed.

The matches of the new season were published this week, with Spurs set to start their campaign with a home game against Southampton before traveling to Stamford Bridge for a London derby.

The Mirror revealed that the PL issued new guidelines for postponements before announcing the fixtures.

They are said to be keen to avoid a situation similar to last season when several games were postponed during and after the Christmas period.

One of the most controversial postponements was the North London derby, with Arsenal successfully having the match canceled in January despite only one Covid case in their side (ESPN).

The game was finally played out in May, with Spurs emerging 3-0 winners – a result which proved crucial as the Lilywhites beat their north London rivals to a fourth place finish.

The Mirror has now revealed matches will only be postponed next season in ‘truly exceptional’ cases.

It is explained that clubs will only be allowed to request a deferral if they have less than ten available outfield players and a goalkeeper from their recognized squad list or less than 15 players and a goalkeeper under contract to them.

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Arsenal’s request to postpone the NLD was an embarrassing move on their part, and in this case it worked out to our advantage as we were a much better team in May with Conte having had a few more months to work with. the team.

The Premier League is absolutely right to make the criteria for game postponements much stricter, as the integrity of the competition was rightly called into question at times last season.

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Golden Games: Premier League’s 50 greatest individual performances ranked https://papierkugel.org/golden-games-premier-leagues-50-greatest-individual-performances-ranked/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 21:01:27 +0000 https://papierkugel.org/golden-games-premier-leagues-50-greatest-individual-performances-ranked/ In the breathless moments after the Premier League’s final whistle, a player is ushered into a series of makeshift interviews, told he’s been named man of the match and asked to draw some grand conclusions about the game and its meaning. After a particularly impressive individual display, the player can be asked: “Where does this […]]]>

In the breathless moments after the Premier League’s final whistle, a player is ushered into a series of makeshift interviews, told he’s been named man of the match and asked to draw some grand conclusions about the game and its meaning.

After a particularly impressive individual display, the player can be asked: “Where does this rank?” — to which the default response is “Yeah, no, it’s right up there.”

“Right up there” is a safe answer because, really, how can a player be expected to self-analyze so soon?

Players know when they’ve played well or badly, but over 90+ minutes of intense physical exertion and concentration, in possession and out of possession, alternately going through instinct and making fractional decisions second under pressure, they are rather unlikely. to have considered their performance in a broader context.

The question will always be asked, however, because when watching sports, we like to quantify the unquantifiable. It’s never enough to say you saw a great performance. There is always the temptation to wonder and debate where he stands.

This all brings us to Golden Games, a series in which Athleticism the writers will pay tribute to what we consider to be the 50 greatest individual performances of the Premier League era. (And before anyone says it, yes, we know full well that football existed long before 1992 but, given that this summer marks the 30th anniversary of that particular rebranding exercise, the time seems right for that.)

So… 30 seasons. Do you want to guess how many individual performances this represents? Well, let’s talk about it.

From the historic opening weekend in August 1992 – when all but 13 of 242 starters were from the British Isles and when all the hype surrounding ‘A Whole New Ball Game’ seemed woefully out of place – to that dramatic Sunday afternoon and peaking last month, there were 11,646 games. Each game had 22 players in the starting lineup, so that’s…yes, 256,212. And on top of that, there were 53,737 run-outs as a substitute, so that’s…

Yes, it’s true. Kudos to all of you who knew that precisely 309,949 Premier League appearances were made by a total of 4,488 players.

No less than 653 of those appearances, spanning a 20-year period with Aston Villa, Manchester City, Everton and West Bromwich Albion, have been made by Gareth Barry. That might sound like a lot until you realize it’s only 0.21% of the total. You could throw Ryan Giggs (632 appearances), Frank Lampard (609), James Milner (588) and David James (572) into the mix and you’d still be just under one percent of total appearances made.


Will any of Gareth Barry’s 653 appearances make it into the final list? (Getty Images)

And here at Athleticism we’re looking to celebrate the top 50. It’s not the top 1%. That’s not even the top 0.1 percent. This is the top 0.01613168618063 percent. It’s like asking you to name the 50 best days of your life…if you lived to be 849.

But without wanting to give away too many spoilers, Ali Dia’s lone appearance, that famous cameo for Southampton against Leeds United in November 1996, did not make the top 50. Neither did Peter Enckelman’s nightmare for Aston Villa against Birmingham City in September 2002 or Jon Walters’ difficult afternoon at the office (two own goals and a missed penalty) for Stoke City against Chelsea in January 2013. You see? We are already three down. We’ll be at 50 in no time.

I’m going to entrust you with something. We didn’t actually factor in the 11,646 games. We’ve just spent weeks debating – and not just among ourselves – which performances during the Premier League era have stood out in our collective memories.

It’s not just about the big names and top players. We did that for our Premier League 60 series two years ago – and some of the arguments are just starting to die down.

About half of the players who made this list also appear in this one, but there are some very notable absentees, along with a few others who are best remembered for an extraordinary performance – on a day when “Where did does it rank?” might actually have elicited a direct response.

Of course, our selections are subjective. Newspapers have been publishing player ratings for decades, and more recently there have been many more sophisticated attempts to use the data to measure individual performance, but, whether whoscored.com or the Sky Sports Power rankings (which had Kevin De Bruyne and Son Heung-min respectively as the Premier League’s best performers this season), no system is foolproof.

Cristiano Ronaldo, for example, was close to a perfect ten (9.7) when he scored a hat-trick for Manchester United against Norwich City in April, but was it really one of the Premier League’s great performances? ? Or was it, say, his display at Tottenham last October (one goal, one assist, just 8.5 on the whoscored.com scale) more impressive?

This exercise was therefore not data driven – not least because the data from the Premier League’s first two decades is so disappointing. Instead, we dug into our memory banks, scoured the archives, debated endlessly, and sought out broader expertise to build a very, very long list of performances that eventually narrowed down to 50.

As well as beat reporters from the clubs we cover full time, we have sought the expertise of fans and writers from clubs including Barnsley, Blackpool, Bradford City, Oldham Athletic, Reading, Swindon Town and Wigan Athletic. If we couldn’t find room for, say, goalkeeping heroism from Matt Clarke or a hat-trick from Jan Aage Fjortoft or Aruna Dindane, we wanted to make sure we gave them at least the proper attention.

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Fjortoft’s performance was among hundreds (and hundreds (and hundreds)) considered (Getty Images)

We only had one ground rule. No player can feature more than once. So if, say, a brilliant Belgian midfielder at a northwestern club was already on our list for a spellbinding performance in 2017 and then produced another in the final weeks of that season, he would have been question of choosing between these two screens. This particular player might end up featuring once (spoiler alert), but neither he nor anyone else will.

Instead, we’ve produced a list that we believe reflects the greats and the good and, most importantly, a few performances that have proven to be exceptional in more ways than one.

Inevitably, we found more room for feats of scoring and creative genius – and goalkeeping – than for quiet excellence in other areas. (Seriously, you try to persuade your colleagues of the merits of Billy Kenny’s performance in the first Merseyside derby of the Premier League era when it’s been almost 30 years since you watched him in a drunken teenage haze and when, basically, try as you can, all you can really remember is a few crunchy tackles.)

But we insisted on a variety, so it’s not just a case of recalling one hat-trick after another. We have also taken care to ensure a reasonable distribution. Some seasons do not feature at all, but the early years of the Premier League feature prominently; in fact, as I write (because you can never rule out a last-minute change with these things), I’m delighted to tell you that no season comes more frequently than 1993-94.

Some of you might be annoyed or confused that a certain performance or a certain player – or even a certain club – is not listed.

Please don’t be. This is not a definitive list. It’s a bit of fun, designed to give our readers something more to enjoy during the gap between one Premier League season and another. (To give our writers something to write over the summer, you mean? How dare you. There’s always a lot going on. This is just another offer.)

As with the Premier League 60 series, we hope you enjoy the content rather than worrying unduly about the rankings or any perceived slights to your favorite player or club.

It’s inevitable that some clubs will feature more than others (and some not at all), but there’s a wide range of players, a wide range of personalities and a wide range of stories behind the performances. And sometimes the context, the circumstances and the backstory will allow us to see a player’s contribution in a very different light.

In some cases, when the installation allows it, we will use Wyscout to evaluate performance and analyze it in detail. In other cases, we might be looking at him through the eyes of his opponents.

And, where possible, we’ll get some insight from the players themselves – and maybe now, decades later in some cases, they can remember through the dawn of time that the performance in question was really there. -high. All the way up 0.01613168618063 percent.

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We will thread here all the articles of this series, as well as publish them on the application.

No. 50: Jamie Vardy for Leicester against Manchester United

No. 49: Wayne Rooney, for Everton against Bolton Wanderers

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How are Premier League matches decided? What’s the plan for the 2022/23 reveal? https://papierkugel.org/how-are-premier-league-matches-decided-whats-the-plan-for-the-2022-23-reveal/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://papierkugel.org/how-are-premier-league-matches-decided-whats-the-plan-for-the-2022-23-reveal/ The final day of the 2021/22 Premier League season ended an exciting campaign, but plans for the new season are already underway this month. The 2022/23 Premier League season kicks off on August 6, 11 weeks after the last game of 2021/22, as fans and players prepare to start all over again. With pre-season yet […]]]>

The final day of the 2021/22 Premier League season ended an exciting campaign, but plans for the new season are already underway this month.

The 2022/23 Premier League season kicks off on August 6, 11 weeks after the last game of 2021/22, as fans and players prepare to start all over again.

With pre-season yet to really kick off, due to the ongoing international break, Premier League fans are surviving on transfer rumors and speculation about the new campaign.

The first step on the road to 2022/23 comes this week with the fixture schedule for the upcoming season to be announced by the Premier League.

MORE: Premier League squads 2022/23: club list, fixture list revealed, key dates, start of new season

When will the 2022/23 Premier League fixtures be revealed?

Although it doesn’t involve any football, the Premier League game‘s release date is on the diary as fans look to plan for the upcoming season.

Premier League chiefs have confirmed that all matches for the 2022/23 season will be announced from 9am BST (4am ET) on Thursday June 16.

However, the schedule is subject to change due to broadcast agreements with national and international partners, with August’s televised matches (UK) due to be confirmed in early July.

When will the 2022/23 Premier League start and end?

The 2022/23 Premier League season is due to start on Saturday August 6, 2022, but that could change.

The 2021/22 campaign began with a draw on Friday night, a day before its previously scheduled start, as Premier League new boys Brentford beat Arsenal 2-0.

This could be an option for the coming season with a decision expected after talks between the Premier League and broadcasters.

The end date for the 2022/23 season is already confirmed, with rules stating that all 10 final day matches must start at the same time, Sunday May 28, 2023.

How are Premier League matches decided?

Despite fan excitement around the infamous “fixture computer” which has surprises in store every season, the Premier League calendar is less mystical.

In scheduling plans, the Premier League must consider a host of variables before releasing the final list.

Prior to the allocation of Premier League matches, planners seize all FIFA/international windows, European club competitions and FA Cup/EFL Cup fixtures, with the remaining slots reserved for Premier League action.

Matches are then separated in “sequencing” with five match weeks constructed at a time.

In each five-game block, teams get three home and two away games, with the process reversed for the second set.

Each club is placed in a “pairing grid”, which confirms each home game, with matches then randomly shuffled to finalize the details of each game.

This system prevents teams from playing successive home or away games at the start or end of the season to avoid an unfair disadvantage.

Rules surrounding the broadcast prevent an exact reproduction of games from the second half of the season, with match weeks 1-19 not being reflected in the new year.

What expectations are applied to the Premier League fixture list?

In addition to the rules to avoid the “clustering” of games at each end of the campaign, there are also requirements on certain dates.

Premier League restrictions on festive fixtures mean a team cannot play home or away on their outings on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

There are also safety and scheduling criteria for matches involving clubs from the same city, Liverpool/Everton or Manchester City/Manchester United having to alternate between home fixtures, to avoid a home ‘double-up’ in one day.

As the second half of the campaign is subject to change, depending on broadcast and European/domestic cup requirements, clubs are involved in the planning process in the final stage of the season alongside other relevant bodies .

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The nationality of every Premier League winning coach, including Chile https://papierkugel.org/the-nationality-of-every-premier-league-winning-coach-including-chile/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 13:04:42 +0000 https://papierkugel.org/the-nationality-of-every-premier-league-winning-coach-including-chile/ A total of 11 managers have won the Premier League since its inception 30 years ago. Manchester United are the most successful team with 13 league titles while Manchester City are in second place with six and Chelsea slip to third place with four triumphs. Below, we take a look at the nationality of managers […]]]>

A total of 11 managers have won the Premier League since its inception 30 years ago.

Manchester United are the most successful team with 13 league titles while Manchester City are in second place with six and Chelsea slip to third place with four triumphs.

Below, we take a look at the nationality of managers to lift the title since 1995.

Scotland – 14

There are no surprises as to why Scotland are top.

Sir Alex Ferguson is the most decorated manager in Premier League history with 13 league titles in almost 27 years.

Ferguson has been in some of English football’s most famous title races with Kevin Keegan, Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho.

He retired after 2012/13 and went on to win the Premier League. Since his departure, Man United have not won a title.

The other Scot to have won the Premier League is Kenny Daglish.

As Liverpool boss, ‘King’ Kenny won three league titles while known as the Premier League.

In 1991 he took charge of Blackburn Rovers and guided them to the Premier League in his first season as manager.

Owner Jack Walker invested heavily in the club and in 1995, under Dalglish and a side featuring Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton, Blackburn won the Premier League.

He became the fourth manager to win top flight titles with two different teams after Tom Watson, Herbert Chapman and Brian Clough.

Italy – 4

Carlo Ancelotti won Chelsea their third Premier League title in 2009/10 with 86 points.

His side edged Manchester United by one point and it was Didier Drogba who inspired the Blues with 29 goals.

Roberto Mancini became the second Italian manager to win the Premier League in 2011/21 for Manchester City – and did so in spectacular fashion too.

Sergio Aguero scored a 94th-minute winner against Queens Park Rangers on the final day of the season to deny Manchester United the title. It was Man City’s first top-flight title since 1968.

Sergio Aguero goal against QPR, 2012

Claudio Ranieri is the most memorable winner among the 12 managers to have lifted the trophy.

His appointment by Leicester City in 2015/16 was met with a disappointing reaction, particularly from club legend Gary Lineker.

However, Ranieri produced one of the greatest achievements in the history of the sport as he somehow guided Leicester to Premier League glory. Before the start of the season, they were 5,000/1 to win the league by the bookmakers.

Antonio Conte is the fourth and last Italian to win the title and he did so the following season with Chelsea.

The former Juventus boss won the title in his first season and collected 93 points, seven points clear of second-placed Tottenham.

Spain – 4

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola with the 2021/22 Premier League trophy

Pep Guardiola won all four titles for Spain as manager of Manchester City, but his debut season in 2016/17 didn’t go to plan as the club finished fourth.

However, Guardiola has since won the league in four of his last five seasons. In two of them, including 2021/22, Guardiola’s side beat Liverpool to the title by one point.

France – 3

Arsene Wenger won three league titles at Arsenal in 1997/98, 2001/02 and 2003/04.

It was the last title that was perhaps the most impressive with his Arsenal team going unbeaten throughout the season.

The Gunners – later dubbed the Invincibles – have won 26 games and drawn 12 games.

Portuguese – 3

Jose Mourinho has backed his claim to be the Special One during his time at Chelsea.

The Roma boss – who also worked at Manchester United – won successive titles in 2004/05, 2005/06 and 2014/15 in his second stint.

Germany – 1

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

In 2019/20, Jurgen Klopp guided Liverpool to their first top-flight title in 30 years.

The Reds finished with 99 points and that was even more special considering they missed out on the Premier League in 2018/19 with 97 points.

Chile – 1

Manuel Pellegrini won the 2013/14 title with Manchester City although they were helped by a late Liverpool collapse from Steven Gerrard.

A defeat and a draw in their last three games saw Liverpool lose the title, with City winning their last five games. Interestingly, City have only spent 14 days of the season in first place.

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All 20 Premier League clubs sign new owners’ charter that ends ‘Big Six’ dominance https://papierkugel.org/all-20-premier-league-clubs-sign-new-owners-charter-that-ends-big-six-dominance/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 13:34:39 +0000 https://papierkugel.org/all-20-premier-league-clubs-sign-new-owners-charter-that-ends-big-six-dominance/ Exclusive: EXCLUSIVE: The fallout from the European Super League breakaway attempt continues to be felt at Premier League level, with all 20 clubs now having an equal vote share on key decisions Video loading Video unavailable The video will start automatically soon8to cancel play now Liverpool’s Salah wins PFA Player of the Season award Premier […]]]>

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Premier League clubs have all signed new owners’ charters.

The document was approved by all 20 clubs at the Premier League‘s annual general meeting. It was first proposed following the European Super League to keep the ‘Big Six’ in check and ensure another breakaway could happen again.

But the charter had to be put on hold until UEFA resolved the new look of the Champions League which will come into effect from 2024. Previous Champions League proposals included special coefficient places based on previous successes that would have been in direct contradiction to the new look. charter.

UEFA‘s proposals could have given English clubs a Champions League passport even if they finished outside the top four. But UEFA scrapped those plans, allowing Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and the two Manchester clubs to agree to the charter, which will be published shortly.

The key points of the charter are:

  • EQUAL votes for all 20 clubs on key decisions
  • FULLY open competition in the Premier League
  • SPORTING Merit which would prevent any kind of coefficient system allowing clubs to access the Champions League based on their previous successes
  • ANTI-discriminatory charter in the permanent fight against racism, sexism and homophobia

It was all agreed at the Premier League meeting in Harrogate where they also agreed a £30 cap on away tickets, a multi-million Russian TV deal was stalled and the growing problem of mob violence was also discussed.







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Clubs have voted to formally introduce “outside stewards” for the coming season, designed to identify troublemakers and sporting problems. This means that if Chelsea were to play at Aston Villa, Chelsea stewards could visit Villa Park to identify troublemakers, something clubs already use for European trips.

The Premier League will also work with the FA, EFL, League Managers’ Association, police and stewards to discuss further solutions to the problem which has seen a shocking increase in violence and pitch invasions at the end of last season.

Specialist crowd spotters will also be used at every Premier League ground to identify pockets of trouble, try to weed out troublemakers quickly while promising lifetime bans for offenders.

Pitch invasions and fireworks are already illegal and the hope is that more prosecutions and strict policing will also follow.

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