Free Kicks – May 17, 2012

The final weekend of the Premier League has come and gone, and I have finally processed just what went down.

What exactly happened?  Only one of the most exciting moments in the history of English football.  With the title on the line and no time remaining, Man City snatched away victory from their hated rivals and raised their first trophy in many, many, many…seasons.  In the 94th minute of the game, City striker Sergio Aguero put the finishing touches on a sensational, gutsy comeback with a moment reminiscent of Joe Carter’s World Series winning home run, or, more aptly, Michael Jordan’s game winner over the Utah Jazz.

It was thrilling…soccer?

Truly the victory was a staggering achievement in a season that has seen a ton of ups and downs.  In the end though, the best team won.  Now City will look to stake their claim in the Champions League next season, while Man U, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal all try to close the gap through a ridiculous spending spree.  Meanwhile Tottenham will be cheering their hearts out for Bayern this weekend as Chelsea tries to snatch their fourth place finish and the final Champs League spot.  My friend, @madadub (a huge Spurs fan) will be there (lucky!) cheering as hard for Munich as he ever has for his own squad.

Overall an amazing season for me to come over and join the masses who are jumping on the Premier League bandwagon.

Until August then…