Man City to Wolves: Every PL club's season that would make the best Netflix show

  • Kobe Tong

Manchester City - 2009/10

There's just so many questions: how did the City players react to THAT Emmanuel Adebayor celebration against Arsenal? How much did Mark Hughes lose his mind after the 'Fergie time' loss at Old Trafford?

How did the squad react to Robinho throwing his toys out the pram and fleeing to Brazil? How did Wayne Bridge cope with the John Terry drama before battering champions-in-waiting Chelsea 4-2 at Stamford Bridge?

And that's before we mention the arrival of Carlos Tevez, losing the League Cup semi-final to United and conceding a Champions League place by suffering a home defeat to Spurs. Breathe.


Manchester United - 2005/06

Drama, drama, drama. This was the year that Roy Keane tore his teammates to shreds in a banned MUTV interview and Alan Smith broke his leg in an FA Cup defeat to rivals Liverpool.

Then there's the Ruud van Nistelrooy kerfuffle where he allegedly called Sir Alex Ferguson a 'Scottish pig', heckled him during games and had a training ground bust-up with Cristiano Ronaldo.

In fact, it was a pretty eventful season for Ronaldo, too, who was reportedly reduced to tears by Fergie during a Champions League campaign that saw them dumped out in the group stages.

Oh.. they also lost 4-3 to Blackburn Rovers with Rio Ferdinand in midfield and David Bentley scoring a hat-trick. 


Newcastle United - 2008/09

Kevin Keegan leaving the club after three weeks, the fans starting a rebellion and Joe Kinnear swearing at the press and forgetting players' names was, erm, an interesting start to the season.

But that's before we get started on Toon's dramatic drop towards relegation with Alan Shearer's arrival on April Fools' Day and Ballon d'Or winner Michael Owen getting shooting tips from Iain Dowie.


Norwich City - 2009/10

This would be box-office just to see how the Norwich board and players reacted to losing 7-1 at home to Colchester United on the opening day of the season... only to eventually secure promotion to the Championship.


Sheffield United - 2006/07

If you've ever seen the clips of Neil Warnock effing and blinding in the Sheffield United dressing room before then you know that a Premier League relegation year would be perfect for Netflix.

It would be gripping to see Warnock tearing his hair out after the Carlos Tevez controversy helped send them down late on and who could forget Phil Jagielka turning into a prime Gianluigi Buffon?


Southampton - 2010/11

In the words of The Irish Guy: 'just to see what the craic was with Alan Pardew' who was sacked after a 4-0 win in August because of problems with 'staff moral'. Now that's something we need to see.


Tottenham Hotspur - 2008/09

It's hard to find a season as crazy as the current one at Spurs, but suffering their worst start to a league season in over 100 years having just ended their trophy drought is a pretty safe shout.

It would be world-class to see the turmoil in the boardroom when both Robbie Keane and Dimitar Berbatov upped sticks, only for Harry Redknapp to arrive and start working miracles.

Although, yes, it would include the 5-2 implosion from 2-0 up at Old Trafford, there would also be the dramatic 4-4 comeback in the North London Derby and last-minute winner over Liverpool.


Watford - 2012/13

For one reason and one reason alone: Troy Deeney scoring one of the most iconic goals in English football history to save Watford's play-off hopes 15 seconds after Anthony Knockaert's penalty miss.


West Ham United - 2006/07

We'd love to be a fly on the wall when West Ham somehow got their hands on Tevez and Javier Mascherano, never mind when they won home and away against Arsenal and United.

The 4-0 losses to Charlton and Bolton would also be entertaining as heck, never mind the 6-0 meltdown at Reading and the dramatic 4-3 defeat to Tottenham that nearly spelled the end.


Wolverhampton Wanderers - 2012/13

As much as it would be fascinating to see Wolves undergo their Portuguese revolution, there's a touch of 'Sunderland 'Til I Die' to selecting the season they slumped down to League One.

But let's not deny that it would be gripping to watch the former Premier League side after losing to the likes of Peterborough United and Ipswich Town, not to mention getting knocked out of the FA Cup by Non-league Luton Town.


World-class documentary potential

Go on, admit it, you want a DVD, BluRay and a t-shirt for all 20 of these documentaries.

Just imagine the absolute madness of seeing Ferguson making Ronaldo cry, the Chelsea players reacting to the Moscow defeat and the Arsenal dressing room after the Newcastle comeback.

There would be so, so many reasons to binge-watch through each episode and makes us wish somebody had a time machine to make these documentaries happen. 


I guess we'll just have to hope that Netflix, Amazon and others keep investing in these documentaries enough to capture the crazy moments that haven't happened yet. Bring it on.

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