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Premier League predictions, part 2

Is this where the trophy will end up, again?

Is this where the trophy will end up, again?

On Saturday it begins, the 2010/11 Premier League season. Day before yesterday, I wrote my predictions for the 8:th to 5:th spot finishes, here are my predictions for the top four spots:

4. Arsenal
I think Gunners supporters all over the world are still holding their breaths that Cesc Fabregas won’t make that seemingly inevitable switch to Barcelona just yet. He must be the single most important player to a team in the Premier League. With him they are always title contenders. Without him… I can’t even imagine where they would finish.  But I suppose Wenger would as always have a trick up his sleeve and buy a young French or Dutch guy that noone has even heard of and turn him into one of the best in the league in no-time. Still, with or without Fabregas, they will be surpassed by three teams this season.

3. Manchester City
With City’s mad spending they have to be considered title contenders but I don’t think they will win the league just yet, Buying top players is easy if you got the money, but to make those players into a team is harder and takes a bit of time. However, they already have a team that can beat any side in the world now and new boys David Silva and Yaya Toure are quality signings in my opinion.

Wayne Rooney, Man Utd

Wayne Rooney, Man Utd

2. Manchester United
Last season’s predictions focused on how United would cope without Ronaldo. Rather well it turned out with old boys Giggs and Scholes still playing important roles and Rooney having his best season so far. But at the end of the day, they did not manage to go all the way. I can’t see Giggs and Scholes performing to their highest levels any longer and as promising and talented as players like Hernandez, Obertan and Macheda are,  I dont’ think it is enough to bring the trophy to Old Trafford this season either.

1. Chelsea
Last season, the title race was wide open until the last day when Chelsea managed to win by one single point. This year, I can see the Blues clinch the title earlier than that. Finally there is some consistency at Stamford Bridge without players coming and going all the time. I think this plays to their advantage and if players like Essien, Drogba and Cech can stay injury free then Ancellotti certainly has a team strong, technical and organised enough to not just win the Premier League but also finally conquer Europe in the Champions League.

What do you think? Do you think Chelsea will win once again? Or will City or United bring the title to Manchester? Feel free to comment and discuss below!

/Carl

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Travel Guide for Families – Manchester

Manchester is one of the coolest cities in the UK and a great place to visit for the whole family. There are various activities both indoor and outdoor. Here are a couple of our recommendations for families travelling to Manchester.

Legoland Discovery Centre
This is indeed something for both kids and parents. Here you can get a guided tour and see how Lego’s are created, there’s a 4D cinema, a Kingdom Quest train and over 2 million Lego’s!

Runway Visitor Park
Bring your family to the Runway Visitor Park in Manchester and take a look at legendary aircraft’s up close! Also, make sure to get a tour of the Concord G-BOAC – the “World’s favorite airline”.

Imperial War Museum North
Visit the Museum for an educational and fun-filled day. Imperial War Museum North offers a range of activities and events all year round suited especially for families. In addition, its free entry for adults and children!

Great Budworth Real Diary Ice Cream Farm
Get out of the city and see how ice cream is made, taste over 15 flavours, let the kids’ release some energy and enjoy a home-baked cake! The farm is only about 30-40 minutes drive from Manchester and is a nice day trip for the family.

Manchester United Museum
Football fan or not, this is a must see attraction if you’re in Manchester! Visit one of the world’s most famous football stadiums, learn about the story of Manchester United, get a tour of the theatre of dreams and maybe watch a game?

Heaton Park
A huge family park with lots of activities that will keep you and the children busy for the whole day. There’s everything from playgrounds to an animal centre. Click here for other parks in Manchester.

Food for the whole family
The Olive Press
lets the children make their own pizza! Their menus consist of healthy and fresh ingredients that are appealing for both children and adults. In addition, the Olive Press has been awarded with the Pride of Manchester awards in 2009 and 2010.

Brewers Fayre
Has a wide selection of tasty dishes for reasonable prices. The restaurant is very family friendly and keeps the children entertained with activities, competitions and a play zone.

If you want more information about Manchester, read our destination guide in:
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Have a nice family vacation in Manchester!

/Siska

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Team of the week: Manchester City

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Can the Blues beat the Reds and become the new kings of Manchester?

After a summer of many incredible transfers into the gates of City of Manchester Stadium, could the ‘mancs’ be contenders for the premiership? After spending 200 million pounds this summer on new players they certainly are expected to do so.

Manchester City - Adebayor & RobinhoBig signings like Carlos Téves, Emanuele Adebayor and Roque Santa Cruz have added  goalscoring abilities to an already powerful attacking force. With Britains most expensive player Robinho, alongside Craig Bellamy, Shaun Wright-Phillips and Benjani, the Blues certainly have the best team of strikers in the country. At midfield Stephen Ireland and Gareth Barry will add some much needed balance.

Their manager is former Blackburn manager and Manchester United legendary striker,  Mark Hughes. Many critics have seen the coaching position as the weakest one on the team, and rumours are circulating on when the owners will replace him for someone with a bigger name and more experience. The pressure is on for the Welshman to deliver!

Manchester City - BellamyNext game is their biggest challenge so far, playing Arsenal tomorrow at the City of Manchester Stadium. Carl is now on his way to Manchester and will be at the match tomorrow. And he will get back to you next week with a report from the match!

Oh, and did you know that both Liam and Noel Gallagher from Oasis are big Manchester City supporters?

Are you going to Britain and are interested in seeing a football match?
Buy tickets here!
Click here to read about Manchester and all you can do in this great city
Read about our previous ‘Team of the week’ here: Liverpool, Aston Villa, Wolverhampton and Everton.

– Hanne –

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