What Are The Odds?

Author: Eilidh Donaldson @ Tweetsport (@tweetsportcouk)

Eh, no you don’t…

Football is a funny old game but Arsene Wenger isn’t laughing. More later.

The end of the football season 2011-12 was spectacular. Man City won the Premiership with the last kick of the game and Chelsea’s 10 man defence claimed the Champion’s League against a shell shocked Bayern to prove anything is possible.

The Euros may have had a predictable conclusion, with the ‘boring’ Spain lifting the trophy, but there was at least one surprising moment.  The invisible Nicklas Bendtner can apparently play and he’s actually quite good (!) but only in a Danish shirt and with Paddy on his pants.

Maybe Arsene can get that passed by the EPL? No? Ok.

There has barely been a chance to breathe before UK football kicked off again. Not on the pitch obviously and this is where Arsene ears prick up.

In an amazing 72 hours football has been turned on its head. None were total shocks maybe but good and bad things happen in threes and these are three whoppers!

Rangers are doooooomed

I’ll admit to kind of losing the thread of this story but essentially the 11 other SPL teams don’t want to play anymore, whatever Rangers are calling themselves these days, and they have taken away the ball.

So will there be room at the Inn in a lower division or will Rangers disappear? One of the legendary teams in world football -unthinkable. Turkeys voted for Christmas.

Paddy Power are offering odds of 1-50 on Celtic to win the league next year.

The Resurrection of AVB

Its lucky Harry Redknapp had his heart fixed at the start of a busy year as it’s been a rollercoaster since then. In court for tax evasion, crowned England Manager, watched Muamba collapse, oversaw Spurs spectacular slump, snubbed by the FA, shoved by Levy and stood down from BBC commentating at the Euros. Wow!

The final straw – being replaced by AVB, the man not good enough to last a season at rivals Chelsea. That’s not to say that Andre Villas-Boas isn’t in good company, the list of ex-Chelsea managers is full of legends of the game but if even one of the stories of what the players did is true he isn’t one to keep the dressing room happy. He’s picked the spot for his portacabin already.

He’s 8-1 to leave White Hart Lane in 2012.

RVP walks

Arsene might want to look away now.

History repeats itself. Its summer, it’s raining and the top Arsenal player wants to leave. Gooner’s fans take to Twitter but there appears to be no surprise but is there a glimmer of blame for Arsene. Asleep at the wheel again?

Calls for Guardiola to get himself over to London have started and how things have worked out in 2012 so far. I wouldn’t bet against it.

Hey Paddy, what are the odds?

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