Premier League: Most disappointing teams of the season

Queens Park Rangers, Manchester City & Liverpool have all flattered to deceive throughout the 2012/13 Premier League campaign

Alex Batt
Published 04/26/2013 09:29 by Alex Batt, read by 1,384 people.

The Premier League season is once again coming to an end, and once again it's been a very entertaining season full of ups and downs - but which teams have failed to live up to expectations this season.

Unfortunately the title race will not be as exciting this year as it has already been decided: Manchester United won their 20th league title on Monday night after a 3-0 victory against Aston Villa.

However, the race for Champions League football and the fight to survive will surely be exciting as there are three teams battling for two positions at the top and a handful of teams still fighting for survival.

As usual, some teams in the Premier League will be disappointed with the season they have had and will be annoyed that they couldn't live up to their expectations.

Here are the top four biggest disappointments of the season

4. Liverpool

After having a tough season last campaign, Liverpool haven't done much better this time around either.

Everyone keeps saying they are currently in the process of rebuilding their club back to a Champions League team but, in my opinion, they are very far off this standard.

Spending money left, right and centre on very average footballers is not helping Liverpool and spending just over £70m on the likes of Andy Carroll (£35m), Stewart Downing (£20m) and Jordan Henderson (£18m) is borderline ludicrous.

Brendan Rodgers has come in to Anfield now and is trying to introduce the slick passing that he installed at Swansea City. Some will say you can tell but, for me, it's been another disappointing season for Liverpool and could be a while until they play Champions League football again.

3. Newcastle United

Whether it should be classed as a disappointing season or last season should be classed as an unbelievable achievement, you cannot argue that Newcastle have failed to live up to their performances of the previous campaign.

Battling for Champions League until the final day of the season seems a long time ago for the Toon Army now, as they are currently in the middle of a relegation battle.

It looks like Newcastle have done just enough to survive in the Premier League for another season, but I don't think any Geordie will be happy with their final position.

2. Manchester City

Now this might seem a weird one to many people because they are second in the Premier League and also in the FA Cup final but, let's be honest, this City team has been average compared to the one we saw last year.

After failing to spend wisely in the summer, City have fallen well off the pace in the Premier League and their fierce-rivals Manchester United, and that is the main reason why they have already lost their title.

Last year they would score easily against any opposition and they would be very hard to score against, but this year it's been a different story and, in my opinion, they have been very disappointing to watch.

At the end of the day, there must be a reason why they are so far off United.

1. Queens Park Rangers

Now, for a team only relatively recently promoted to be a disappointment seems a bit harsh but, with the funds they had at their disposal, they have been a big let-down in the Premier League and are now 99% relegated from the top league.

After staying up by the skin of their teeth last season, QPR owner Tony Fernandes revealed their would be plenty of signings in the transfer window and sign they did. Over 10 new faces came into Loftus Road, but only one really impressed and that was Julio Cesar.

After going 13 games without a win, it seemed that it was going to be a terrible season for Rangers - and that is was.

When January came around, they spent big yet again. Bringing in the impressive Loic Remy and centre-back Christopher Samba, they were desperate to ensure survival.

However once again, their signings have not worked.

Before the season their players were talking about finishing top 8 and even battling for Champions League football but, in truth, it's Championship football for them next year.


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