Manuel Pellegrini has come here and in his first season regained the title for Manchester City. While they have been far from perfect he has delivered the title among fresh challenges from Chelsea and Liverpool.
The progress made through the Champions League must also be noted and Pellegrini and City should be even better in 14/15 after his first season in English football.
They have been able to play some fantastic football at times, particularly at the Etihad, and are deservedly the Premier League Champions.
A huge year for both manager and star player, despite falling at the final hurdle. Rodgers has transformed Liverpool and the future looks bright for the Anfield club. They will learn from their mistakes this term, by surely strengthening their defence over the summer to give them another shot next season. At the start of the season Suarez was banned following his biting incident with Ivanovic, but this campaign he has been trouble free(relatively) and has had an incredible season on the pitch as he has scoped all the individual awards as he spearheaded Liverpool’s title challenge.
- England talent
All the talk of England struggling to bring players through, has been challenged this year with the emergence of several up and coming stars which should bring a bright future for this summer and the major tournaments to come. Liverpool have contributed greatly to this with Sterling, Sturridge and Henderson all having great years. Ross Barkley, Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana have all also stood out as well and i am quite optimistic about the world cup in Brazil.
The future is bright, the future is England.
- Tony Pulis
This one doesn’t need any more proof than a copy of the league table. A remarkable turn around for a club that looked buried before Christmas ,as they survived in the Premier League for the first time. The fighting spirit and comeback against Liverpool in a game which had nothing riding on it for Palace shows everything about the club and Pulis.
- Gus Poyet
Like Pulis, the Uruguayan has performed a great escape of his own up in the north east. The final run in performances at Chelsea, City and Man United were all spectacular. Add in a cup final appearance when they unlucky to lose and it is a remarkable turn around from the dark days of Di Canio.
- Mike Ashley/Pardew
Living in the North East I hear more of the Geordie gossip than most, however this has ran and ran this season. Ashley is enemy number one with Pardew not far behind. A new contract for Pards will surely see the fans on their back once again in 14/15 unless Newcastle come flying out the blocks.
- David Moyes
Which ever way you look at it, David Moyes tenure as Manchester United manager will be seen as a disaster from start to finish. It would dent the confidence of any manager in the game and hopefully Moyes will come back whenever he decides to return.
3. Vincent Tan
The foreign businessman gone wrong. Malky Mackay had newly promoted Cardiff comfortable in the Premier League. Tan did not want Mackay to remain as manager, a break down in relations right in the public limelight ended with Mackay being sacked and replaced by Man United legend Ole Gunner Solskjaer. They finished bottom with a wimper and never really looked like staying up
In 2012/13 the signing of Robin Van Persie was the difference between Man United and their title challenges as he helped them lift the Premier League Crown. This season he was one of the main reasons on the pitch why David Moyes struggled, he did not help the cause.
- Greg Dyke/FA Commission
Technically not in the Premier League, but still as a lower league fan I wanted to stick it in. Everyone in the country knows the national team has underachieved, so what do we do, set up a high profile exclusive panel to come up with ideas, the outcome a proposed extra division between League two and the conference so the elite teams can have B teams. Good work chaps.