?Listen, we can all agree that The Simpsons should probably have ended some time ago now, as the show heads into their 31st season. 31st!
The golden days may be over but they live long in the memory, existing as one of the most recognisable forms of pop culture.
So, in honour of those golden days, here are all 20 Premier League clubs reimagined as characters from Springfield.
Arsenal – Duff Man
Loud, brash, very much a brand, generally annoying even to their own fans.
The only real difference is that ?Duff Man is semi-loveable to the neutral, but the same can’t be said for ?Arsenal these days.
Aston Villa – Lenny Leonard
A side that no one really has anything against, ?Aston Villa’s relegation from the Premier League back in 2016 as they were, until that point, an ever-present.
“Not Villa…not Villa!”
Lenny is probably a lot more loveable, but there’s a ?famous scene where he gets hit in the back of the head by an angry Homer, and it’s reminiscent of Jack Grealish getting similar treatment at Birmingham last season. Still, he had the last laugh…
Bournemouth – Ned Flanders
?Hens love roosters, geese love ganders, everyone else loves Eddie Howe!
Ah, ?Bournemouth, so charming, so inoffensive, so susceptible to be walked over every now and then. Never change, lads.
Brighton & Hove Albion – Marge Simpson
Much like their neighbours Bournemouth, ?Brighton are a largely inoffensive side. They are, however, a little more dull than the Cherries, landing them the role of Marge Simpson.
They also play in blue to match her hair, and in green to match her dress, which is a big help with the comparison.
Burnley – Nelson Muntz
A nuisance renowned for their physicality, ?Burnley and Nelson are an easy comparison to make.
We imagine Sean Dyche would be a big fan of Nelson’s ‘hands-on’ approach of his peers. Go, little Ashley Barnes. Bully those centre-backs.
Chelsea – Homer Simpson?
A little harsh some may say, but ?Chelsea always end up okay no matter what predicament they find themselves in.
Miss out on top four? Win the Champions League. Don’t like your manager? You win a cup. Finish 10th in the league? Win the league the next year. ??Dental plan? Lisa needs braces.
Crystal Palace – Lisa Simpson
Yes, ?Crystal Palace ultras in the Holmesdale End, we hear you. No, we don’t care.
?Everton – Old Gill
Poor ?Everton. Never good enough to win anything, never bad enough to be relegated and win in a lower league. Continually making the same mistakes to keep themselves in purgatory.
Leicester City – Chester Lampwick
?Okay, only hardcore Simpsons fans will understand this, so let’s give it some context.
In The Simpsons, there’s a popular TV show called ?Itchy and Scratchy which is hugely successful. One day, a random homeless man claims to have created the show, which is proven true, and instantly earns himself $800bn, leaving him set for life.
That’s ?Leicester and their 2015/16 title win. Came from nowhere, never have to achieve anything ever again.
Liverpool – Disco Stu
A huge deal in the 1970s and spending a lot of the following decades trying to relive that glory, ??Liverpool are lucky that retro are back in fashion.
And also that they’re really good.
Manchester City – Mr Burns
Were you really expecting anyone else for ?Manchester City to be cast as? Rich, powerful, though we’re sure we’ll get some tongue-in-cheek comments about them not being old (wahey!).
?Manchester United – Abe Simpson
?Manchester United: How long was that?
Old. Dittery. Bang on about the past. Next.
Newcastle United – Kirk Van Houten
“We have 52,000 fans coming to my stadium every week, do you?”
?”We actually win football matches.”
Poor old ?Newcastle, can’t catch a break, the embodiment of a ?divorced dad after having fun in his heyday.
Norwich City – Maggie Simpson
?Small, cute, shot Mr. Burns (beat Manchester City). Easy.
Sheffield United – Bart Simpson
They’re back in the big time and causing havoc with their overlapping centre-backs. Not sure Chelsea/Homer will be best pleased with that 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge.
Southampton – Reverend Lovejoy
The ?Saints are always around, but not that anyone really cares either way anymore?. Pretty much like the man of God himself.
Tottenham Hotspur – Milhouse Van Houten
If Newcastle are Kirk, then ?Spurs are his wee offspring, hoping for a bright future, but probably just going to end up working at the cracker factory/having a really big stadium without much else.
Watford – Bumblebee Man
If you’re a person fond with nature who will dispute that hornets and bumblebees are not the same, don’t waste your time. Bumblebee Man essentially walks around in a ?Watford kit, and is prone to the odd accident, such as conceding eight goals at Man City (coincidentally, Bumblebee Man’s show is on Channel Ocho).
West Ham United – Moe Szyslak
Remember when Moe tried to turn the ?tavern into a swanky bar? That’s ?West Ham going from Upton Park to London Stadium. Until this summer, they were also notorious for being turned down by players out of their league, similar to Moe’s courtship of Marge.
Wolverhampton Wanderers – Ariaga II
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