February Poll – What Story Captivated You Last Month?

Preston mourn the passing of Finney (Image from Getty)Hard to believe that we are now into March but the weather is starting to change (well at least in some places) and the football season has stepped up a gear as the race for the various titles gets closer. In the EPL, Chelsea had a stellar month and leapfrogged the pack to go top of the pile. Mourinho will be hoping that his side can continue their good form and seal an amazing return for the Portuguese coach. Manchester City remain firmly on their heels, outgunning everyone else in the league but have been hindered by a few dropped points against teams they really should have beaten. Arsenal continue to push after a blistering start but with Ozil off the boil, they are stuttering. Perhaps Liverpool with the new SAS (Suarez and Sturridge) can pull off a shock and steer the Anfield club to its first title in over 25 years. There is still quiet a way to go but before that we can reflect on what happened during a chaotic February and find out what story resonated the most with you?

All smiles as Mourinho continues to spend  (Image from AFP)
All smiles as Mourinho continues to spend
(Image from AFP)

Newcastle continued to be in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. The sale of Yohan Cabaye during the January transfer window and lack of signings to replace him has lead to a dip in form for Newcastle. Owenr Miekl Ashley swung the axe early on in the month, sacking Joe Kinnear in questionably a move motived by money and not his performance. Whilst many think that Kinnear was useless, perhaps he was brought in to do exactly what he did – nothing. With Ashley keen to sell and not wanting to invest in new players, was Kinnear just brought in to stall operations whilst Ashley found a new buyer. Rumours surrounded the club that the new buyer could be WWE supermo Vince McMahon but that speculation was hard to grapple with. Taking of ownership, Reading are on the hunt for a buyer as well after Anton Zingarevich lost interest in his latest toy and exited the club. Maybe David Beckham could have come in and recued them if it wasn’t for the fact that he was investing his time and money in a new MLS Franchise in Miami. Becks, along with billionaire investors are working on a master plan to have the team reading for the 2016 season.

WWE's Vince McMahon is rumoured to be interested  (Image from Getty)
WWE’s Vince McMahon is rumoured to be interested
(Image from Getty)

In other news, the eyes of the world are now turned onto Brazil and the forthcoming World Cup now that the Olympics have finished. We asked two important questions last month – whether star striker Falcao would be ready in time and also whether the tournament itself will be ready, with questions about the attractiveness of its current setup. Either way, the tournament will kick off in mid June regardless. One manager looking forward to the summer is David Moyes who is desperate to put this nightmare season behind him. Its not been the dream job he expected when he took over from Sir Alex but Moyes knows that in the summer he will have the time to rebuild his damaged squad. If only he had a player like Sir Tom Finney, who sadly passed away last month. The Preston star was a legend for the club and country and will be missed by many. These stories and much more feature last month but tell us which one you enjoyed the most:

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