Friday, June 22, 2007

End Of 2006/07 Season

Manchester United won the Premiership with the final turning point being when they were 2-0 down to Everton while Chelsea were 2-1 up against Bolton only for Chelsea to draw and Man U to win 4-2. It had looked like the two teams would meet three times in May to decide three trophies but this was not to bewitht the Premiership encounter being a dead rubber and them both losing at the semi final stage of the Champions League which AC Milan won after beating Liverpool 2-1 in the final. Chelsea won the FA Cup final after extra time and had already secured the League Cup back in February.

At the other end of the table, West Ham won seven of their last nine games to stay up and send Sheffield Utd (who lost a six pointer to Wigan on the last day), Charlton and Watford went down. At least for now anyway as there could be legal action against West Ham over the signing of Tevez etc.

Birmingham, and Sunderland got promoted automatically along with Derby while Leeds got relegated to League 1 so they will be Huddersfield's local derby next season after Bradford City got relegated (which I have to say was most pleasing). Torquay and Boston got relegated from League 2 and will go into the Blue Square Premier next season. Leeds and Boston both went into administration once relegated thus getting a 10 point penalty this season and not being penalised, a loophole which the Football League have since closed. Halifax survived on the last day St Albans (see last season for a very interesting tree story) got relegated back to wherever they came from. Scarborough got relegated and then got wound up due to their debts being too big and no buyer being found and finally hard luck to Lancaster who finished the season on 2 points which must surely be some sort of record.


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