20 anni di Premier.

Ne avevamo parlato qualche post addietro, oggi sono usciti i risultati del sondaggio indetto dalla Premier League in occasione del loro 20esimo compleanno. Eccoli:

Categorie aperte alle votazioni di tutti:

Match of the 20 seasons: Manchester United 4 - 3 Manchester City 2009/2010

Goal of the 20 seasons: Wayne Rooney, Manchester United v Manchester City 2010/2011

Goal celebration of the 20 seasons: Eric Cantona, Manchester United v Sunderland, 1996/1997

Save of the 20 seasons: Craig Gordon, Sunderland v Bolton Wandereres, 2010/2011

Fantasy team of the 20 seasons:

Voti della giuria:

Player of the 20 seasons: Ryan Giggs, Manchester United

Manager of the 20 seasons: Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United

Team of the 20 seasons: Arsena 2003/2004

Most memorable quote of the 20 seasons: “Love it”, Kevin Keegan, 1996

Fantasy Team of the 20 seasons:

E’ la democrazia bellezza, non prendetevela con l'autore per l'evidente Manchester United-centrismo delle votazioni.

English Premier League: 20 Seasons Awards

Public Voting on: 

  • Best Goal 
  • Best Match
  • Best Save
  • Best Celebration


Panel Voting on:

  • Best Team
  • Best Players
  • Best Quotes
  • Best Season
  • Best manager

Best Goal - Wayne Rooney
(overhead kick vs. Manchester City in February 2011 posted 26% of the votes) 

~ Dennis Bergkamp’s ‘flick and spin’ goal vs. Newcastle in March 2002 posted 19%.


Best Match - Manchester United 4-3 Manchester City, 20/09/2009 - 18%

(Liverpool 4-3 Newcastle United, 03/04/1996 - 16% ~ Liverpool 4-4 Arsenal, 21/04/2009 - 15%)


Best Save - Craig Gordon, Sunderland v Bolton, 18/12/2010


Best Celebration - Eric Cantona, Manchester United v Sunderland, 1996/97


Best Player - Ryan Giggs

  • Debut: 1991 with Manchester United (still playing for United)
  • 12 Premier League Titles
  • 4 Fa Cups
  • 4 League Cups
  • 2 Champions Leagues
  • 598 Premier League apperances
  • Only person to play and score in all 20 Premier League seasons              


Best Manager - Sir Alex Ferguson

  • Games managed - 1,446
  • 859 wins
  • 330 draws
  • 257 losses
  • 59.4 win percentage
  • 12 Premier League Titles
  • The only man to have managed in all 20 Seasons


Best Team - Arsenal (The Invicibles) 2003/2004

~ Arsenal’s 2003/04 squad was the first team to not lose a top-flight game since Preston North End in 1888 (the 2003/04 was 16 matches longer).

  • Won 26
  • Drew 12
  • Lost 0
  • 73 goals for
  • 26 goal against
  • Goal difference +47
  • Thierry Henry leading goal scorer with 30
  • Arsenal’s unbeaten run or 49 games ended in game 50, losing to Manchester United 2-0 on October 24, 2004 at Old Trafford. 

          Leading Goal Scorer - Alan Shearer - 260 (Blackburn / Newcastle)


Most Clean Sheets - David James - 173 (Liverpool / Aston Villa / West Ham United / Manchester City / Portsmouth)


Most Appearences - Ryan Giggs - 598 (Manchester United)


Best Season 
- 2011 / 2012

~ Manchester City won their first top-flight title since 1968 on points difference with Manchester United. City were down 2-1 and scored twice in added time to win 3-2 and win the league.  


Best Quote - Kevin Keegan

Managing Newcastle in 95/96 Keegan’s men had a 12-point lead at the top of the English Premier League table.

Manchester United’s manager, Sir Alex Ferguson came out in the media and said other teams don’t try as hard against Newcastle as they do against United

Keegan was furious when asked about Ferguson’s comments after Newcastle had defeated Leeds and Keegan didn’t hold back as he went live on air.

“When you do that with footballers like he said about Leeds, and when you do things like that about a man like Stuart Pearce…

"I’ve kept really quiet but I’ll tell you something, he went down in my estimations when he said that. We have not resorted to that. You can tell him now, we’re still fighting for this title and he’s got to go to Middlesbrough and get something. And I’ll tell you, honestly, I will love it if we beat them. Love it.

"But it really has got to me. I’ve voiced it live, not in front of the press or anywhere. I’m not even going to the press conference. But the battle is still on and Man United have not won this yet.”

Newcastle went on to draw their final two fixtures as Manchester United won the title by four points.


Fantasy Team - Public Votes

Goalkeeper - Peter Schmeichel

Left-back - Ashley Cole

Centre-back - Tony Adams

Centre-back - Nemanja Vidic

Right-back - Gary Neville

Left midfield - Ryan Giggs

Centre midfield - Paul Scholes

Centre midfield - Steven Gerrard

Right midfield - Cristiano Ronaldo

Forward - Thierry Henry

Forward - Alan Shearer


Fantasy Team - Expert Votes

Goalkeeper - Peter Schmeichel

Left-back - Ashley Cole

Centre-back - Tony Adams

Centre-back - Rio Ferdinand

Right-back - Gary Neville

Left midfield - Ryan Giggs

Centre midfield - Paul Scholes

Centre midfield - Roy Keane

Right midfield - Cristiano Ronaldo

Forward - Thierry Henry

Forward - Alan Shearer


My votes for the Premier Leagues Best Moments in the last 20 years

Just been voting for my favourite moments from 20 Seasons of the Premier League. I’ve tried not to be too biased 

Best Match - Manchester United U 8-2 Arsenal 2011/12

As a United fan, the quality of the goals and overall football clinched it for me. Although Closely followed by the 4-3 win again City in 2009/10.

Best save - Jussi Jaaskelainen, Manchester United v Bolton Wanderers, 2001/02

The little bugger had to do it against United!!! 

Best goal - Dennis Bergkamp v Newcastle United 2001/02

Just class!! Typical quick break from Arsenal with neat passing and finished off superbly by one of the greatest players to ever grace the Premiership! 

Best celebration - Jimmy Bullard - Hull v Man City 2009

How can it be any other? Jimmy Bullard is one of the most likeable players around and always been a bit of a cult hero wherever he’s been. To poke fun at his current managers bizarre half time bollocking the previous year was football comedy gold. 

Best player - Eric Cantona 

Pure bias but I’d say justified bias!! 

Best manager -  Sir Alex Ferguson

No debate really!

Best team 

I’ve tried not to put too many Man United players in there but I’ve gotta say hand on heart this is the best team! If Gerrard and Vieira Weren’t such a dicks I consider them.

Heya. So…who else get sick of having to fast forward and rewind through all the episodes to get to the Klaine parts? I did. So…I edited all the Klaine scenes from season 2 together in one video. It ended up being 1 hour and 35 minutes long and it’s a 2GB file so naturally I couldn’t upload it to Youtube (they would remove it anyway.) So I did the next best thing, I uploaded in on a file sharing site with a download link. You just click this and it will take you to a page where you can choose between downloading it to your pc or import to your cloud drive. Enjoy. This is just part 1, more videos for the rest of the seasons will come later on when I get around to it :)

You can also watch it live here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/cy41slvbncxdczx/Ultimate%20Klaine%20-%20The%20Movie%20-%20Complete%20Season%202.mp4?dl=0 ;)


Forse non tutti sanno che la massima divisione inglese ha cambiato nome, nel 1992, esattamente 20 anni fa passando da First Division Premier League. I motivi economici e fiscali ve li lascio studiare da soli; aggiungo solamente che in occasione del ventesimo anniversario della nascita della Premier League la Football Association ha indetto un sondaggio, riferito solamente agli ultimi 20 anni, quelli appunto della Premier.
Le categorie sono:
- Best Goal
- Best Match
- Best Save
- Best Celebration 
(queste aperte alle votazioni pubbliche) SI VOTA QUI

- Best Team 

- Best Player
- Best Quote
- Best Season
- Best Manager
(aperte solo ai voti di una giuria)

- Best Fantasy Team 
(aperto sia al pubblico che alla giuria)