Hails The New Season
The most popular football league was resume yet again. The Barclay Premier League or English Premier League as it also known proved to be the most supported and watched in the world. The Premier League is broadcast in 212 territories around the world, working with 80 different broadcasters. The TV audience for Premier League games is 4.7billion. (www.premier.com)
The Barclays Premier League has now been contested for 21 seasons. Man Utd won the first League title in 1992/93. It was reported that a new survey in 2012 claimed that Manchester United, has 659 million followers worldwide, double the number of fans the club had in 2007. If accurate, the Red Devils would have twice the supporters of other global soccer brands like Barcelona, Real Madrid and Chelsea, according to analysts. The survey, performed by Kantar, says the soccer club has 71 million fans in the Americas, 90 million in Europe, 173 million in Middle East and Africa, 325 million in Asia Pacific, including 108 million in China. Kantor, which performed a similar study five years ago, extrapolated its results from 54,000 respondents in 39 countries. (http://www.forbes.com )
Kantar, based in UK, was founded in 1993 as the Market Research, Insight and Consultancy Division of WPP plc, a London-based public company.- http://www.kantar.com/)
In 2003, the Premier League celebrated its first decade by holding the 10 Seasons Awards: The most interesting were the Teams of the Decade segments. Man United players filled most of it.
Teams of the Decade:
Domestic: David Seaman, Gary Neville, Tony Adams, Steve Bruce, Stuart Pearce, David Beckham, Paul Ince, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Alan Shearer, Michael Owen
Overseas: Peter Schmeichel, Dan Petrescu, Jaap Stam, Marcel Desailly, Denis Irwin, Fredrik Ljungberg, Patrick Vieira, Roy Keane, Robert Pirès, Thierry Henry, Eric Cantona
Overall: Peter Schmeichel, Gary Neville, Tony Adams, Marcel Desailly, Denis Irwin, David Beckham, Patrick Vieira, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Alan Shearer, Eric Cantona
Now after played for three matches for each club or 30 games all over so far 58 goals were scored, 24 wins, 25 clean sheets, 99 yellow cards and four red cars. More to come.
As for Man United a slow starts again with hard games in the beginning of the seasons. One win, a draw and a lost no fare well actually but there are 35 games awaiting. To soon to conclude.