Date: 18th August 2012 at 2:00am
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The atmosphere in the Etihad Stadium was stifled with a few minutes of the season to go.

They had waited 44 years for this moment and here they were, pulling a typical Manchester City move. Neighbours Manchester United had done what they’re needed to, winning away at Sunderland, now it was up to City.

Then came the most incredible twist in the Premier League, one which Hollywood’s best writers couldn’t have thought up; with their last shot of the season Sergio Arguero sucked the victorious atmosphere out of the Stadium of Light and brought it back to the Etihad.

History was made.

But has the blue moon already risen or was it a blip in the astonishing reign of Sir Alex Ferguson? With the start of the 2012/2013 season, we are due to find out.

As unpredictable as Fernando Torres winning the golden boot at Euro 2012, the English dictionary might lack the eligible word to describe how uncertain the upcoming Premier League season could be.

Robin Van Persie might have joined the red side of Manchester but expect Arsene Wenger to make a statement with his side. They might not be ready to win the title now but can almost certainly hold you back with them.

Chelsea have delved deep into the transfer market, emphasizing their eagerness to defend their European title and do well domestically. Can they really repeat the feats of last season?

The fact that Manchester City aren’t demonstrating their usual ostentatiousness in the transfer market will in no way inhibit their absolute potency. Their desire to remain dominant over their across town counterparts will burn fiercer than ever.                                                                                   
That said, it would be ridiculous to write off Sir Alex Ferguson and his Old Trafford outfit and it will take a monumental effort to keep United away from the title.

Then there is also Liverpool, Tottenham and a host of other clubs seeking to highlight their ambitions and prove they deserve to be mentioned with the big boys.

We have has seen managers switch clubs, jumping from sinking ships or going in search of better finances. Their moves will be judged on whether they get the boot from the board or the cheers from the fans.

Goal line technology might have been given the go ahead, but I still envisage managers fuming at the total of the fourth official’s additional minutes as well as players surrounding the referee to show their discontent at a yellow card after a two footed tackle.

Whether it be the comic reactions from Roberto Mancini and Sir Alex Ferguson on the touchline, Arsenal fans cheering ‘The Verminator’ as their new captain, Robin Van Persie scoring against Arsenal at the Emirates, Andy Carroll winning the golden boot or Villas Boas clinching his first Premier League title, only one thing is certain: prepare for IMMORTALITY.


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