It has been an up and down year for managers, but bosses at Everton, Newcastle United, as well as former Swansea and Chelsea gaffers deserve to be in the conversation.
One club’s loss is another club’s gain as Leicester City beat Millwall in the race to sign New Zealand striker Chris Wood.
QPR, Southampton, Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool bosses have big questions to answer in 2013. Can they?
Players from Reading, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City all feature.
Which five of Manchester City's brightest talents 21 or under could use a spell away from the club to gain vital first-team experience?
Manchester United currently sit comfortable clear by 7 points at the top of the Premier League table but there are still 18 games to play and 54 points up for grabs – any takers?
Some of the bonus pot will be diverted elsewhere.
Which five of Liverpool's brightest talents 21 or under could use a spell away from the club to gain vital first-team experience.
Arsenal’s 7-3 demolition of Newcastle United at the Emirates made Saturday December 30th 2012 a historic day in Premier League football as a new record of 35 goals in a single day the highest total.
2012 has been a remarkable year in Premier League football but amongst the stars, the goals, the victories and the defeats are a few things we could all do without in the New Year.