Winning and losing in sports can be a habit in their own right. When a team wins one game and another game after that and so on, they can’t seem to do anything else but win. Here, we take a look at the Premier League 2024 campaign of Everton, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur.
Let’s take Everton for example. The Toffees, at the start of the Premier League 2024 season, couldn’t buy a win, or buy a point.
Sean Dyche’s men were in the bottom three of the Premier League and the boo-boys were out in full force.
This Everton team is useless and they’re going down, was what the common belief was amongst the masses. The Toffees, however, to their credit, since winning their first game, a 3-1 win at Brentford have not looked back since.
There was a 3-0 blip against Manchester United at Goodison Park, five games ago, but the Merseyside club have put that firmly behind them. I am not sure how much you value them, but in the form table, Everton are fourth!
Three-time defending Premier League champions Manchester City are currently an example of being on the other end of the spectrum.
Pep’s City side after their latest draw, this time against Crystal Palace, have now won just once in six games.
When The Cityzens won 2-1 against Kenilworth Road against Luton Town last time out, many (me included), thought this mini rut that City seem to having annually is now over, especially after being 2-0 up against Palace.
In Manchester City’s case, it can be argued, ok they’re not losing but the art of winning a game is not there for them at the moment.
Man City, being the most successful team, in English football for the past six seasons, one would surely say, they would just find a way to get back on the winning horse.
To prove the point even further, I wrote about this topic a few weeks ago, but now the conversation has veered away from its initial course. Everton now have lost three on the bounce, as did Fulham until they fought back to beat Arsenal, who have lost their last two and one only one of their last six.
O and Manchester City? Since coming back from the Club World Cup, they have scored five and conceded one in their past two games. So all back to normal for Pep’s Premier League champions maybe.
In Europe, Barcelona have caught this bug of not being able to win for a semi-sustained period.
Why do I mention this win or lose topic sports fans, don’t take your team’s success for granted either way. It can change in an instant look at Everton and Manchester City, look how much has changed since we started this discussion.