The shots are in, the votes are cast and the winners have been announced for the finest photographs of the 2011/12 Barclays Premier League season. Press Association snapper Owen Humphreys has been named the Barclays Photographer of the Season after submitting a portfolio of five images, reproduced below for your ocular enjoyment (click for larger versions):
If La Liga Loca happened to be Spanish Ã¢ÂÂ or was handed a passport, Marcos Senna-style Ã¢ÂÂ and very, very good at football, then it would be tickled pink to be traveling to Panama on what is ostensibly a tiring, pointless friendly trip apparently designed solely to make the Spanish FA a bit richer.
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La Liga Loca is just imagining the immensity of the frightful kerfuffle. A few minutes after the end of SundayÃ¢ÂÂs clash between Levante and Real Madrid - one that was both fiery and soggy - there was an almighty noise in the tunnel outside the dressing rooms at the Ciutat de Valencia stadium. There must have been an identical conversation in both of them. Ã¢ÂÂGoodness gracious, what is the manner of that hullabaloo?Ã¢ÂÂ
RESULTS Fri 9 Nov Real Betis 1-2 Granada Sat 10 Nov Rayo Vallecano 3-2 Celta Vigo, Espanyol 0-3 Osasuna, Real Zaragoza 5-3 Deportivo, Malaga 1-2 Real Sociedad Sun 11 Nov Real Valladolid 1-1 Valencia, Athletic Bilbao 2-1 Sevilla, Mallorca 2-4 Barcelona, Atletico Madrid 2-0 Getafe, Levante 1-2 Real Madrid.
RESULTS Sat 10 Nov Cagliari 0-0 Catania, Pescara 1-6 Juventus Sun 11 Nov AC Milan 1-3 Fiorentina, Atalanta 3-2 Inter, Chievo 2-2 Udinese, Genoa 2-4 Napoli, Lazio 3-2 AS Roma, Palermo 2-0 Sampdoria, Parma 0-0 Siena, Torino 1-0 Bologna.