Not a vintage season but United’s goal power could surprise EuropeAs the Barclays Premier League reaches the halfway stage footballwriters.co.uk asked the Daily Mirror’s Chief Football Writer MARTIN LIPTON for his views on the season so far.
As the Barclays Premier League season reaches the halfway mark, how would you assess 2012/13 so far?
It’s been quite entertaining and enjoyable, but I also think the standard of the top teams is a long way behind what it was in 2008 and 2009 which for me was the high watermark in English football for the quality of players available. We still have some fantastic footballers, though, it’s been a pleasure to ...
Martin Lipton: My WeekBy MARTIN LIPTON
Chief Football writer
Friday Oct 14: Still recovering - probably quicker than Fabio Capello - from the late-breaking news of Wayne Rooney's Euro 2012 ban and the press conference leftovers from Chelsea to devour as well. A few calls to UEFA - to confirm an appeal would be a shot to nothing, with no chance of the ban being increased - and the FA to pass on the news and seek a reaction. Otherwise, quite a quiet day.