How will football look by the time Big Ben bongs again in 2021?

Adam Brown

The world’s most iconic clock is set to undergo repair which means that the chimes will only sound on special occasions until 2021.

This means that it’s going to be approximately four years before Big Ben sounds daily again – but what will have happened in the football world by that time?

1. Arsene Wenger agrees to a new deal

After a 5th place finish and success in the 2021 CLICKON Cup (Currently Carabao Cup), Arsenal decide to extend Wenger’s stay by one more year. The league title drought still hasn’t ended.

2. England announce Eddie Howe as manager for the 2022 World Cup

Guiding Bournemouth to the Europa League without parking the bus, Eddie Howe begins his reign as England head coach. Harry Maguire is selected as captain.

3. Billericay Town are relegated from the Conference South

Despite securing the signings of John Terry and Joey Barton in 2019, Billericay’s journey to the football league didn’t quite make it past the Conference South. We go again.

4. Juventus manager, Sean Dyche, wins the Serie A conceding just 10 goals

Dyche proves that he was the perfect fit for Juventus and creates the most dominant defence in world football. Those years perfecting Italian on Duolingo paid off.

5. Daniel Levy agrees a deal with Red Bull to form RB Tottenham following a 10th place finish

It wasn’t going to be long for Red Bull targeted a side in the Premier League. The drinks company must rebuild the North London club after losing both Harry Kane and Dele Alli.

6. Mino Raiola has launched an airline

If you’re looking for flights to London, Paris, Madrid or Barcelona, Raiola Airways has those destinations covered for around £979pp (+£99 booking fee).

7. Joe Allen joins Brendan Rodgers at Leeds United

Brendan Rodgers becomes the 10th Leeds manager in four years as the Elland Road board sack Ally McCoist for taking just one point from the opening two Premier League games. Joe Allen joins immediately.


8. Liverpool prepare to defend the Premier League title after success in 2020.

Jurgen Klopp finally ended Liverpool’s drought in 2020. Unfortunately for Liverpool fans, Sadio Mane’s 35 goal season has meant that he looks virtually certain to join Real Madrid.


9. Stoke fans are still booing Aaron Ramsey

For some reason, some Stoke fans boo Aaron Ramsey after his leg-break at the Britannia Stadium. No idea why. Anyway, it’s still going on in 2021. Shocking.

10. Since a position change in 2019, Lionel Messi has broken Neymar’s record as world’s most expensive player

Now playing as a deep playmaker like Andrea Pirlo, Lionel Messi signed for PSG for £208million. Since the Argentine’s arrival in 2019, the Barcelona legend has already recorded 51 assists for the French club. UEFA still don’t care about FFP, then.

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