vip-carlVIPStakes Sports betting representative
The VIPStakes sports representative that blogged from Brazil during the World Cup is back with a series of Sports Blogs in which he will write about the upcoming Premier League. Here's a short introduction about this season's teams, some predictions and betting advice!
West Ham United
After a disastrous start of the season The Hammers started to pick up points after Christmas. Four consecutive February wins made them fly through the table from relegation spot to a safe place in the middle of the table. Despite that the clubs manager Sam Allardyce received a lot of criticism for the way the team played last season.
A number of players have been shipped out with a handful coming in. Most money was spent on Ecuador striker Enner Valencia who is supposed to help Andy Carroll out with the goal scoring. An exciting one for the future is Sunderland manager Gus Poyet’s son Diego who was brought in from Charlton Athletic.
Deadline day of the January 2011 window: Chelsea are putting in a massive bid for Liverpool’s Fernando Torres. Torres himself wants out of the struggling Merseyside team. There are only a few hours for Liverpool to find a replacement and they decide to give with Newcastle’s then 22 year-old striker Andy Carroll. They pay a club record fee of 35 million pounds. Unfortunately for him and Liverpool his time at Anfield didn’t turn out to be very successful and after only 6 goals in 44 Premier League appearances he leaves the club for West Ham who doesn’t even have to pay half of what he cost Liverpool back in 2011. Even if he will always be thought of as a Liverpool flop there is no doubt that an injury-free Andy Carroll on a good day is one of the best strikers in England. It is just up to himself to prove that more often.
A lot of voices were raised about Allardyces destructive game plan last year. Despite a number of new players there are not much pointing towards a change of playing style. We will most likely see a hard working West Ham side somewhere in the middle of the table during the 14/15 campaign.
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