As the dust settles on another Premier League season, it is time to reflect on the campaign and how it went for each club. Was it a success or failure? We asked our Premier League bloggers to assess their season in a sentence.
Worthy champions from start to finish -- "boring" is just a jealous state of mind.
2. Manchester City
Taken to the cleaners by Arsenal in the Community Shield, ill-prepared City did not heed that wake up call and suffered for most of the season.
For Palace fans, football almost feels a bit like a bit of a dream at the moment. The club secured their highest-ever Premier League finish, with the best squad the club has ever had, some of the most entertaining players the team has ever had and they're all managed by a cult hero with nice hair. It's almost exactly what most Eagles would have ask for if you told them to write down their ideal scenario five years ago.
Five years ago, the club was still in administration and had just avoided relegation...
Alan Pardew reflected on his dream return to Crystal Palace after Sunday's 1-0 victory over Swansea secured a 10th-placed finish in the Premier League.
Marouane Chamakh stabbed home the winner after combining with Scott Dann in the 58th minute to set a points record in the competition for the Eagles.
Pardew took over the club he once served as a player when they were stuck in the relegation zone in January, but 18 games later they have finished in the top half of the table.
"When I arrived here...