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Post by Dolphin Ziggler on Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:09 pm

The fixtures have been released, players have been signed and summer is already a bit boring, so here's the Premier League 2017/18 season thread.

Opening fixtures:

Arsenal v Leicester City
Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester City
Chelsea v Burnley
Crystal Palace v Huddersfield Town
Everton v Stoke City
Manchester United v West Ham United
Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur
Southampton v Swansea City
Watford v Liverpool
West Bromwich Albion v Bournemouth

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Post by compelling and rich on Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:10 pm

carrick named new united captain, changing room captain i can see but strange one on the field as he will rarely play

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Post by Hero on Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:04 pm

Personally think it's a short term stop gap measure as can see Mourinho wanting Pogba long term but it's just too soon to give it him.

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Post by compelling and rich on Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:27 pm

dont really see pogba as captain material, but sadly we have been lacking that for many a year. maybe its just the modern day footballer. gone are the days of robson, bruce or keane

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Post by Ent on Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:49 pm

don't think the captaincy is that important in modern times, maybe for marketing.

I think longest serving player behind Carrick is Valencia then De Gea.

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Post by compelling and rich on Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:51 pm

think Valencia will be on field captain more often than not, cant agree with captains not mattering in modern day. only have to see what likes of terry, gerrard etc can do for a team

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Post by Hero on Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:56 pm

compelling and rich wrote:think Valencia will be on field captain more often than not, cant agree with captains not mattering in modern day. only have to see what likes of terry, gerrard etc can do for a team

Let it slip up?

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Post by BamBam on Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:02 pm

Herrera named vice captain, he's the on field captain


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Post by compelling and rich on Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:55 pm

BamBam wrote:Herrera named vice captain, he's the on field captain


good choice, like his attitude and if the rest of the team match his work rate then we'll improve no end

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Post by Ent on Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:56 pm

was doing a lot of media last year, makes sense now.

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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:16 am

Big Herrera fan so happy with this news. I expected that to be outcome, would've been happy with Valencia also only for his English being limited

Anybody any predictions for the usual?

Top four? First Manager to leave their post? Relegation?

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Post by Hero on Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:57 am

Bookie odds have City favorites currently at 2/1, Utd 2nd at 7/2, Chelsea just behind in 3rd at 15/4, Spurs next with a drop down at 10/1, Arsenal & Liverpool joint 5th at 12/1 and Everton despite their investment 7th at 100/1.

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Post by Ent on Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:20 am

Too early to say, most squads not complete yet i would venture.

Don't think anyone has put together a side that will overhaul Chelsea yet.

I do expect Spurs to drop out of top 4 whilst playing in Wembley.

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Post by BamBam on Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:55 am

Chelsea are the favourites for me with Utd, City and Arsenal completing the top 4 in some order


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Post by Dolphin Ziggler on Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:06 pm

Chelsea have Europe again so that will take a toll, plus I'm not sure they're gonna get a striker at all similar to the style of Cost

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Post by BamBam on Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:02 pm

Still expecting them to go for Morata

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Post by NickisBHAFC on Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:16 pm

Knockheart has left our pre season trip to Austria early, on crutches.

William Hill already paying out for us being relegated apparently.

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Post by Dolphin Ziggler on Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:24 am

Manchester United to have Tinder as their shirt sleeve sponsor.

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Post by BamBam on Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:10 am

Was amused by a tweet saying they should announce their next signing by swiping right after a whole load of swiping left through players they had been linked to

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Post by Dolphin Ziggler on Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:43 am

Finally get a good match at Old Trafford

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Post by Just John on Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:05 pm

Lallana out for 3 months

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:12 am

Burnley seriously need to do some business in the final 3 weeks of the window now they're selling Gray
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Post by Crimey on Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:17 pm

It wouldn't be too bad of an idea for them to look at Troy Deeney who will probably leave now.

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Post by Guest on Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:39 am

Anybody heard about this Danny Rose interview where apparently he's been less than complimentary about Spurs transfer business, or should I say lack of

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Post by Duty281 on Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:16 am

Let's see how wide of the mark I can be:

Arsenal 1-3 Leicester
Watford 1-1 Liverpool
Chelsea 2-0 Burnley
Palace 1-1 Huddersfield
Everton 2-1 Stoke
Southampton 1-2 Swansea
WBA 2-2 Bournemouth
Brighton 1-3 City
Newcastle 1-1 Tottenham
United 1-0 West Ham

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Post by Crimey on Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:50 pm

Arsenal 1-0 Leicester
Watford 1-3 Liverpool
Chelsea 0-0 Burnley
Palace 1-1 Huddersfield
Everton 2-0 Stoke
Southampton 1-1 Swansea
WBA 1-2 Bournemouth
Brighton 0-4 City
Newcastle 1-0 Tottenham
United 2-0 West Ham

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Post by GSC on Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:34 pm

Arsenal **** themselves everytime Leicester have pressed high.

2-2 probably fair at HT
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Post by Duty281 on Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:48 pm

Entertaining game. Leicester should have probably backed themselves a little more against a brittle Arsenal defence; funny how the Steve Bould effect has disappeared entirely into oblivion!

Officiated well by Mike Dean, so I'm sure the viewers in 189 countries would have been entertained by the free flowing nature. Not a handball at the end by Ozil, for me.

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Post by GSC on Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:49 pm

Great game, Arsenal as good at attacking as they are bad at defending
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Post by Dolphin Ziggler on Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:21 am

Thoughts on that:

Welbeck is a fine player but he isn't good enough to be a starter for a team looking to make the top four.

Lacazette's goal was fantastic.

If Arsene are gonna play this system without Sanchez then Giroud has to play with Lacazette.

Surprise, surprise, their central midfield looked weak.

Kolasinac looks a boss but he's not a central defender.

Bellerin never was Barca standard and definitely isn't.

The Ox is lost but he isn't gonna go to a better club and be a central midfielder. Outside chance at Liverpool.

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Post by GSC on Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:22 am

Mahrez and Ozil were terrible yesterday.

Leicester certainly may be better off getting rid if hes desperate to leave
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Post by GSC on Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:11 am

Midfield has to be a major concern, the game largely passed Xhaka by and Elneny was a passenger.

Defense should be better when Koscielny, Mertesacker and Mustafi return and Kolasinic replaces the Ox at LB.
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Post by NickisBHAFC on Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:03 pm

Don't care what happens today, I am watching a premiership football match live for the first time and I can't bloody wait.

Great day for the club, and emotional one to the supporters that did extremely well in the late 90's when the club was desperately on there knees. The club survived and we are now hosting premiership football.

Bring it on.

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Post by Guest on Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:39 pm

And the disaster of a season gets going...

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Post by GSC on Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:48 pm

To be fair, it's not as if set piece defending is an issue they knew to address
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Post by Guest on Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:03 pm

Comical.

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Post by Guest on Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:04 pm

It'd gonna be a season of ice hockey score's isn't it?

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Post by GSC on Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:06 pm

Add another 10m to VVD's price tag...
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Post by GSC on Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:10 pm

Also after deciding Moreno was useless last summer how is he now starting 12 months later.
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Post by Duty281 on Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:28 pm

3-3 FT.

13 goals in two games.

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Post by Just John on Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:29 pm

Watford 3-3 Liverpool  picard
Chelsea 0-3 Burnley Shocked
Palace 0-2 Huddersfield Shocked
Everton 1-0 Stoke - Rooney
WBA 1-0 B'mouth

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Post by GSC on Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:50 pm

Rooney scoring for Everton, Burnley battering Chelsea, its all going off.
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Post by Duty281 on Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:52 pm

Good start for underrated Huddersfield. Chelsea all over the shop.

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Post by Guest on Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:55 pm

Acca busters bring me so much joy.

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Post by GSC on Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:00 pm

Aguero with a routine finish.

Been coming, Brighton haven't offered anything
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Post by GSC on Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:04 pm

2-0, Lewis Dunk OG
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Post by GSC on Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:05 pm

I'm really not sure what Dunk is trying to do there
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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:25 pm

Remember guys, liverpools defence doesn't need upgrading...
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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:54 pm

How could anyone dispute that Cahill red card, horrible tackle
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Post by Duty281 on Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:06 pm

"He's endangering his opponent." "I don't like to see that given as a red card."

Classic Shearer.

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