It's 12.30 on a Friday afternoon and I'm blogging during my lunchtime. How sad is that? Anyway, it's been too hectic lately and I seriously need some time off work.
Back to the title, the Barclays Premier League will begin in a short several weeks' time, and to liven things up, I'm engaging the polls by Nuffnang for the first time in my blog, 'where will Liverpool Football Club end up this coming season?'
Rafa Benitez has acquired quite a decent number of players in Andrea Dossena (jersey No. 2), Philip Degen (27), Robbie Keane (7), David Ngog (24) and Diego Cavalieri (1), while Harry Kewell and Peter Crouch were the only notable departures during the pre-season, while Leto leaves for Olympiakos on a season-long loan.
Possibly more signings as well, Gareth Barry's transfer saga looks to be concluding soon, but it may signal the end of the Anfield road for a few reds, sacrificed to fund the likely Barry transfer.
On top of that, watching the friendlies so far, several youngsters have been showing promising displays with the likes of Daniel Pacheco, Stephen Darby, Jay Spearing, Emiliano Insua, Damien Plessis and Krisztian Nemeth grabbing some spotlights when the regulars were rested.
While Chelsea signed several top class players, Man Utd and Arsenal don't seem to be very active in the transfer window this time around, although make no mistakes the teams are still filled with quality in every position.
Perhaps this will be Rafa Benitez's make or break season, but how well will he do, and where will he bring Liverpool, up or down?