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The State of the Barclays Premier League Right Now

Barclays Premier leagueWith the Barclays Premier League a little over halfway way through Leicester City currently looks like they are going to be lifting the trophy this year. They may have come from the Championship but are playing like they have been in the Premier League for years now.

They have cut through the competition including the likes of Manchester City who were title favorites this year. The net worth of their team is lower than most top sides in Europe and they have no big names to boast of. But the type of football they are playing under Claudio Ranieri is first class.

In second place right now is Tottenham Hotspur who have surprised everybody with an impressive Premier League campaign this season. They have been strong at the back and have scored a lot of goals up front. They have the strongest goal difference in the league right now.

Arsenal and Manchester City round up the top 4 with Manchester United in fifth place.

Last year’s winners, Chelsea, have performed quite poorly this season and are in 13th place right now which is not acceptable. Jose Mourinho has already been fired and Guus Hiddink, their interim manager is trying everything he can to lift them up. It is working since they are no longer in danger of entering a relegation battle and are 6 points clear of the bottom 3 right now.

Liverpool is languishing in the middle of the table currently and is having a tough time overcoming sides like West Ham United, Southampton and arch rivals, Everton who have been much more consistent than the Merseyside Red’s.

Aston Villa’s Premier League run looks all but over with just 16 points from 25 games so far but they did pick up a victory last time out. Who knows, they may just put together a string of wins and be back in the relegation battle.

Who will Win the Premier League This Season?

The English Premier League is a UK football league with 20 teams all competing against each other for top honors.

title-premier-league-footballThe competition begins in August and carries on till May the following year. 38 matches are played by all of the teams. They face each other team in the league twice, once at a home and once away.

The Football league has been the main football competition in the United Kingdom since 1888. It is also the most watched sporting league in the world.

It’s also among the highest paid leagues in the world. This is largely due to the media attention the sport demands and the rising revenues received from it.

The clubs which are taking part change every year. The bottom 3 clubs are relegated to the lower leagues while three new clubs from the lower leagues become a part of the Premier League.

The winner of a match is awarded 3 points while the loser gets nothing. Both teams are awarded a single point in case of a draw. The team with the highest number of points at the end of the season is declared the winner.

Chelsea are the reigning champions of the Premier League after winning the 2014-15 season. But they don’t look like they are going to be winning any titles this year given their poor performance. They have only won 7 out of 25 games this season and are currently in 13th position.

On the other hand, Leicester City, a club that was just promoted to the Premier League last season are on top. They managed to score 41 points in their entire 2014-15 campaign but have already picked up 53 points after just 25 games this season. Their next match is against Arsenal at the Emirates stadium. Things certainly are looking up for them.

An Introduction to the Premier League and European Football

the Premier LeagueThe Premier League is the top football league in England and is one of the most popular leagues in Europe and the world. 20 teams take part in the league each year.

There are 38 games played each season of which nineteen are played on their home grounds and nineteen are played at the home ground of every other team in the league. The league is sponsored by Barclays Bank which is why it is called the Barclays Premier league officially.

The bottom three teams in the Premier League at the end of the season are relegated to the Championship. The top 2 teams in the Championship are promoted to the Premier League with playoffs being held between the 3rd and 6th team to decide the third team to be promoted.

Every victory in the Premier League accounts for 3 points while a draw earns either time a point. A loss awards teams no points. Each team tries to get as many points as they can during the season to try and come out on top. The top teams who want to win have to be careful of their goal difference too. If more than one team is level on points, the difference between the amount of goals they have scored and the number of goals they have conceded will be used to determine the winner.

Then there is the UEFA Champions League which is the Premier League for all of Europe. The top 3 teams in the Premier League get to play in the Champions League while the fourth team enters the qualifying rounds for the Champions League. They need to win multiple matches in the qualifying rounds in order to qualify for the group stage.

The teams placed 5th, 6th and 7th are entered into the UEFA Europa League. It’s quite complicated, but will all make sense eventually.

The Top London Clubs in English Football

There is so much to see in the United Kingdom for people interested in football.

London has a very proud tradition of famous football teams with a lot of competition amongst them for supremacy. There are at least 4 or 5 teams from London in the Premier League each year. There’s nothing as entertaining as a ‘London Derby’ that’s for sure.

Getting tickets for the matches may be a little difficult but persistence will pay off eventually. Ticketing agencies here usually sell tickets for the season to ardent supporters. But if you want to go watch a one off match, a little effort and anyone should be able to get their hands on a ticket or two.

LondonFootballArsenal and Chelsea have both managed to win the Premier League twice in the last fifteen years and have many other awards to their name as well.

Tottenham Hotspur is probably the next most popular side in London. They are playing amazing football this season and look poised for a top 4 finish.

Then there’s Crystal Palace, Watford and West Ham United who have all held various titles over the history of the Premier League.

And finally, you have the likes of Charlton Athletic, Brentford, Fulham and Queens Park Rangers who were all a part of top flight football at one point. The glory days may soon return though with all these clubs fighting it out in the Championship to one day be able to be a part of the Premier League once again.

For people who don’t support any of the Premier League teams as of now, perhaps they should choose one from London? But be ready to support the team chosen through the ups and downs though. Supporting a team in the Premier League means enjoying the good moments and mourning the bad.

Football in the UK

David Beckham is a name that has far surpassed English football and is now a worldwide commodity. Whether it is his hairstyle or his playing skills, fans just love this versatile footballer.

Football certainly is a passionately followed sport in England and the earliest known rules for the game date back to 1815. It took a while for order to come into this game and the standardized rules which are followed today.

football_in_UKThe rules today account for a couple of teams with 11 players each trying to take possession of a football and putting it into the opponent’s goal. There is a referee who is supposed to judge the game neutrally as well.

Everyone has heard of teams like Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool. But today, there are so many other teams making a name for themselves in the Premier League including Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Leicester City.

The United Kingdom is among the few countries in the world which support a Women’s Premier League as well. But the league remains semi-professional and doesn’t have quite a high profile as the men’s league even within the country.

There’s no denying the fact that England is where football originated and it spread to the rest of the world from there. By the 90’s it was being played all around Europe and the world. England were a spirited team to say the least but considering the last time they won the World Cup was in 1966, things haven’t been going too well for them in recent years.

They have some exciting fresh talent in the team right now and have been doing quite well recently. Let’s hope that they are able to show everyone how much English football has improved recently at the upcoming Euro 2016. Or perhaps Spain will make it three in a row this time.

The Importance of Photography Classes

There are a number of benefits of taking a photography class. While some people consider it a hobby, there are many others for whom it is a profession. Irrespective of the reason to take up photography, it offers a number of benefits including:

  • A professional photography class will provide the right mentorship for amateur photographers to turn into professionals. These classes will be full of others from the industry who will pass on their wisdom and knowledge. That is great for anyone.
  • Professional classes will also result in a professional certification which can be used for getting jobs later. There are many companies that won’t hire photographers unless they are professionally certified. Having such a certification can be a great advantage to anyone looking to make a living through photography.
  • Apart from gaining exposure to people in the same industry, a professional class will also allow photographers to gain exposure with various types of photography. There are so many different types to take up including photojournalism, editorial, landscape, architectural, etc. These classes are where a photographer will find the type of photography they are truly interested in.
  • There are many photography classes that also offer job placements to the students after. This is great for anyone looking to make photography their profession. It helps amateurs put their portfolio together and prepare for the job interviews as well.

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Photography ClassesThere are a number of photography colleges, schools and studios to choose from when it comes to finding a good photography class. These institutions are run by skillful individuals with a lot of knowledge. Signing up with one of them will certainly help even the most novice of photographers become professional photographers. So for anyone who is looking at a career in photography or looking to take it up as a hobby, these classes are the best place to start.

Why Motels Make for the Best Lodging

motelEveryone knows that motels aren’t the best lodgings in the world. Apart from the complaints about them being smelly and rodent infested, guests safety is always in question at these establishments.

But even though things like this do happen, it isn’t true that they happen everywhere and all the time. There are a number of motels which can provide decent accommodation at reasonable prices. Given below are some benefits of staying at motels:

  • They are usually a lot cheaper as compared to hotels. For budget travelers, there is nothing better than staying in a motel. It lets travelers get the most bang for their buck.
  • Motels are usually comfy and small. They have fewer rooms as compared to hotels and are a lot quieter. Since the guests are fewer too, the staff offer a much more personalized service to all guests.
  • Motels are far more accessible as compared to hotels where there is a lot of walking and riding in elevators before reaching the rooms. Some motels even have direct access from the street so guests don’t have to go through the reception every time they come and go.
  • Even though not all motels allow pets most of them do. This is something they cannot really hope for in a hotel.

With so many benefits, there really is no reason why motels shouldn’t be considered as excellent lodging choices for anyone traveling anywhere in the world. Travelers just need to be careful while selecting a motel and ensure they choose one with a good reputation online. This is the easiest way for them to enjoy all of the above mentioned benefits without worrying about any of the problems that are usually associated with motels. A motel can be a safe, satisfying and convenient place to stay. There is absolutely no doubt in that.

Things to Remember While Shopping for Home Furnishings

Shopping for Home FurnishingsShopping for furnishings for your home can be quite an exciting experience. What makes it even more exciting is choosing the right furniture pieces or furnishings.

But there are a few things to keep in mind while planning out what furnishings to buy:

  • The first thing to bear in mind is that space is important. Never buy furnishings which are too large for a home. Furnishings which are too small aren’t going to be appreciated either. Everything needs to be the perfect size so that it doesn’t look too bulky and is still able to fill up the room.
  • The function and the purpose of every piece of furniture must be clear. Do not buy something just for the heck of it. Think about what purpose a piece of furniture will serve before buying it. It is very important that each piece of furniture in a home has a clear purpose.
  • Lifestyle is very important here as well. For a family which values privacy a lot, home fixtures need to be ones which can complement this. Window blinds are a great way of ensuring this happens. But adjusting slats or pulling the blinds, privacy can be attained at any time. Finding the right blinds for the home is very important though.
  • The right shape is essential. There are a lot of fancy fixtures offered by various suppliers today. Choosing one from them can be a little difficult without the right focus. But it is essential that everything shapes up properly in a home. There is nothing like furniture which looks out of place to make a home look bad.

It is very important to be creative when it comes to choosing home furnishings. There is so much choice available today. Sky is the limit. So don’t settle for anything less than perfection.