Raahil Chopra
Aug 13, 2011

Adlanders predict: Manchester United to win Premier League

Raahil Chopra spoke to 10 football fans in the media and advertising industry on who’s going to win, and their favourite football TVCs

Adlanders predict: Manchester United to win Premier League

 

Paul Ward  

Paul Ward, Managing partner, BBH India

Your favourite team in the Barclay's Premier League?
There is only one team in the Premier League: Newcastle United.

Your prediction for the 2011-12 season (top four teams)?
Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City, and  Arsenal (Newcastle a comfortable top 10).

Your favourite player?
Rooney at his best is a formidable sight, but I’m quite excited about seeing a fully fit Hatem Ben Arfa at Newcastle. 

Your favourite football TVC?
I don't think there have been many better than Mr Glazer's 1997 ‘Parklife’ ad for Nike.

 

Trilokjit Sengupta  

Trilokjit Sengupta, Creative director and founding member, Metal Communications

Your favourite team in the Barclays Premier League? 
Arsenal.

Your prediction for the 2011-12 season (top four teams)? 
Arsenal, Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool.

Your favourite player? 
Current: Diego Forlan; All-time: Zinedine Zidane.

Your favourite football TVC?
Adidas Football ‘Fast vs Fast’ with Lionel Messi, Zinedine Zidane and David Villa.

 

Arun Iyer  

Arun Iyer, National creative director, Lowe Lintas

Your favourite team in the Barclay's Premier League?
Chelsea.

Your prediction for the 2011-12 season (top four teams)? 
Liverpool would be the team to watch out for this season and I tip them to be champions. And while I’m a Chelsea fan, a new manager, an aged squad and no new signings could mean we drop out of the top four. Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal will follow Liverpool.

Your favourite player?
Steven Gerrard from Liverpool.

Your favourite football TVC
Nike’s ‘Write The Future’ for the last World Cup was spectacular.

 

Anu Joseph  

Anu Joseph, Executive creative director, Creativeland Asia

Your favourite team in the Barclays Premier League?
Manchester United.

Your prediction for the 2011-12 season (top four teams)? 
Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City.

Your favourite player?
Wayne Rooney.

Your favourite football TVC?
Puma ‘Valentine’s Day’ commercial. As effective and memorable as Nike’s ‘Write the Future’, at probably 1/50th the budget.

 

Rahul Mathew  

 

Rahul Mathew, Executive creative director, McCann Erickson

Your favourite team in the Barclays Premier League?
Blue is the colour, Chelsea is the name.

Your prediction for the 2011-12 season (top four teams)?
Shall only commit in alphabetical order. Luckily it sounds great to me. Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City and Man United.

Your favourite player?
EPL- Michael Essien; Other leagues - Lionel Messi.

Your favourite football based TVC?
France Telecom ‘Football Gets People Talking’.

 

Mihir Mukadam  

Mihir Mukadam, Deputy brand manager, BBC TopGear Magazine India

Your favourite team in the Barclays Premier League?
Chelsea.

Your prediction for the 2011-12 season (top four teams)?
Manchester Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool.

Your favourite player?
Lionel Messi. (pictured)

Your favourite football based TVC?
Nike ‘Write The Future’ campaign.

 

 

Rathindra Basu  

Rathindra Basu, Senior director, corporate communications, corporate development and event management Group, ESPN Software India Pvt Ltd.

Your favourite team in the Barclays Premier League?
Manchester United.

Your prediction for the 2011-12 season (top four teams)?
Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal.

Your favourite player?
Wayne Rooney.

Your favourite football TVC?
Our own BPL commercials on ESPN STAR Sports.

 


Gautam Roy  

Gautam Roy, Client services director, JWT India

Your favourite team in the Barclay's Premier League?
Arsenal.

Your prediction for the 2011-12 season (top four teams)?
Won’t be as close as last season and will be the same teams as last season but not in the same sequence.

Your favourite player?
Cesc Fabregas (currently), all-time would be Romario and Thierry Henry.

Your favourite football TVC?
Heineken’s ads aired during the UEFA Champions League.

 

Jishnu Sen  

Jishnu Sen, President and chief executive officer, Grey Group

Your favourite team in the Barclays Premier League?
Liverpool.

Your prediction for the 2011-12 season (top four teams)?
Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool.

Your favourite player? 
Steven Gerrard (pictured on right).

Your favourite football TVC?
The Nike TVC in which the entire Brazilian team was shown at an airport and Nike’s ‘What Are You Getting Ready For’ campaign. 

 

 

Anto Noval  

Anto Noval, Founder and chief creative officer, Hungry & Foolish Intellectual Properties

Your favourite team in the Barclays Premier League?
Manchester City. Outside the premier league, it’s Barcelona.

Your prediction for the 2011-12 season (top four teams)?
Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal.

Your favourite player? 
Manchester City’s new signing Sergio Aguero. Outside the EPL, it has to be Lionel Messi.

Your favourite football TVC?
Pepsi’s ‘Shuffle’ TVC in which Ronaldinho, Messi, Beckham, Henry and Fabregas feature.

 

 

 

 

Source:
Campaign India

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