The third of four instalments looking back at the 19 seasons Fantasy League has been running. This five-season section features the most points in a season by a goalkeeper, a full-back, a centre-back and an overseas player.
Tottenham and AC Milan in got, got, need, swaps negotations, Cole staying at West Ham, Chelsea near Ramires capture, United troublemakers face remrimand and Blackpool continue striker search.
Australian sinks Canaries, Arsenal win Emirates Cup, but Villa lose in Guadiana decider while there are also defeats for Liverpool and Manchester City.
After a very successful return to the Premier League last season, Birmingham City will now look to build on their success and consolidate their top flight status. But will second season syndrome strike?
Martin O'Neill's shock resignation has thrown Villa into turmoil, so the focus has shifted from the James Milner saga to finding a new boss. The new manager will have his work cut out if Villa are to get into Europe again this season. We look ahead at what's in-store at Villa Park.
Fantasy League begins its profiles of every Premier League club ahead of the new season with Arsenal. Their season depends on whether they can keep hold of skipper and Barcelona target Cesc Fabregas.
Everton can't afford Donovan transfer, Chelsea won't go for Kaka, Pantsil leaving Fulham, Klasnic nears Bolton move and Blackpool in striker hunt.
Mark Webber moved back to the top of the World Drivers Championship standings with his fourth race victory of the season in the Hungarian Grand Prix. Webber owed much of his victory to the safety car, which was employed when the remains of a nose cone belonging to Vitantonio Liuzzi was left on the track.
David Ngog scored both goals as Liverpool began their Europa League campaign with a 2-0 win away to Rabotnicki in the third qualifying round first leg. Elsewhere, Hernandez opens his Manchester United account and Boselli scores his first Wigan goal.
Fabregas still wants to leave, former Gunner Hleb tempts trio of clubs, Spurs to offer Villa three players for Young, Ngog to stay at Liverpool and Etherington tries to tempt Cole to join Stoke.
When West Brom secured an immediate return to the top flight their achievement was due, in no small part, to Scottish midfielder Graham Dorrans.
Following the news that Rio Ferdinand faces even more time on the sidelines, Fantasy League managers should follow Sir Alex Ferguson’s example and pick his understudy Jonny Evans for their teams.