That Was The Week That Was

Well, there you have it. The 2018/18 season has finished and will now be rooted into the record books as the season Pep Guardiola won his first title in England with Manchester City, and West Brom players stole a taxi in Barcelona.

Champions League finalists Liverpool made light work of the only significant(ish) outcome yet to be finalised on the final day. That Egyptian, Mo Salah I think his name was, collected the Golden Boot after the 4-0 hammering of Brighton, to deprive Harry Kane of the award he so tentatively desired. His goal took his tally up to 32 league goals for the season, and the Reds still managed to finish fourth again with one point less. Bonkers.

Arsene Wenger’s story with Arsenal officially has come to an end, meaning for ArsenalFanTV to be sustained as a strong source of Robbie’s income, then Arsenal would have to appoint somebody with no clue how to manage a football club.

Step right up Mikel Arteta! I’l miss Arsene, I really will. He finished with a close 1-0 win at a classy Huddersfield, who celebrated his managerial reign as though he was one of their own.

And Wenger can now start booking his flight to Zante. He even bring along his pals Big Sam, David Moyes, Carlos Carvalhal and Paul Lambert, after the quartet left their jobs. One time England manager (Can be quite easy to forget) Sam Allardyce was adjudged to have abdicated his responsibility as Everton manager to steer the Toffees clear of relegation. Sure, he guided them to 8th, but the style of football he brought turned out to seal his fate.

You could barely finishing brushing your teeth (Jurgen Klopp must spend hours) without a Premier League manager losing his job. I always try to avoid feeling sorry for sacked managers because of their lovely pay off, however I just can’t. And both Antonio Conte and Claude Puel could be joining the lads on the aforementioned trip to Zante, with them both rumoured to also be leaving soon.

Chelsea may have finished on a whimper with a 3-0 defeat at Newcastle to ensure they finished outside the top 4, however they’ll be able to rescue their season when they face Man United in the FA Cup final this evening. The word ‘Rescue’ may be inappropriate here, as a Champions League place is valued more than winning the FA Cup these days.

Meanwhile, Claude Puel saw his Leicester City side chalk up four goals against Spurs. Usually that would put a manager in pole position to win the LMA performance of the week award, only this time, they lost having given Spurs five goals themselves.

Despite winning the league at a canter, it would have been quite easy to assume Manchester City had won the league last weekend, judging by the exuberant fashion in which they celebrated Gabriel Jesus’s stoppage-time winner at Southampton. They showed that they want to break records and be the best, and clearly wanted to go down as ‘Centurions’. Just another reason to admire them in my book. The transfer window only opened last week and I cannot see anybody stopping them defend their title. Am I speaking to soon? Of course I am.

And finally, as the England squad was announced for the World Cup recently, I quite simply could not resist sharing this astounding fact with you.

Ashley Young is the first player called Young to be the oldest player in a World Cup squad since Choi Young-il in 1998.

Thanks for continuing to read the TWTWTW feature over the course of the season, it’s meant the world. All the best.