Football Thread 17/18

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PostFootball Thread 17/18
by Photek » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:46 am

:slol: Supporters - Please let me know if I've missed you out and/or name changes

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Brighton
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Burnley

Chelsea
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Crystal Palace
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Everton
Ste
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Huddersfield

Leicester

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Photek
Shadow
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Mr Plough
Plurbs
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Custard
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Manchester City
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Manchester United
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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Moggy » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:55 am

Photek is going to run the thread?

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Photek » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:55 am

Yup, I'll bring in all the malarkey like who supports who at 1:10pm

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Preezy » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:56 am

WTF IS DIS REAL

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Photek » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:59 am

I did before lads!

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Moggy » Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:03 am

Worst thread ever.

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by shadow202 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:05 am

New thread nonsense again

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Ste » Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:13 am

So predictions for the season?

Obviously a lot will depend on what transfers happen.

Lukaku seems certain to go. There's no disputing he's been far and away the best striker we've had in the PL but despite all the goals he's scored because of his attitude pretty much the whole time since he's been here I've got no emotional attachment to him at all. I fully understand his view he just didn't need to be talking about it the whole time. Sick of it all and will be glad to move on. We won't get a direct replacement as good as him but the team as a whole can be stronger (see Lineker and Rooney)

Barkley - Not really bothered if he goes either. Just hasn't got the brains. Won't go on to be as good as hoped. One of the most infuriating players I've ever watched in terms of his lax attitude when he needs to going and getting games by the scruff of the neck.

Incoming.

Pickford. Highly rated. I've not seen enough of him to know but I like the fact we've identified the position needs strengthening so we've identified our number one target and gone and got him without any messing round re: price.

Sandro is a Malaga striker who has a low release clause of about £5m and came from Barca. Atletico seemed to be interested and they have an eye for upcoming strikers. Could be a fantastic bargain.

Davy Klassen - Again not seen much of him but seems to be similar to a Cahill type player who will pop up in the box at the right time scoring important goals.

Centre half - Keane is back on the radar again. I think we need to someone who can come in to partner, probably Williams, but by the end of the season is good enough to help integrate Holgate into the team.

Left back - Baines is still decent but I don't want to be in a position where he just loses it half way through the season (Distin / Howard) and we don't have a ready made replacement. I get a young player to come in who initially wont expect to be first choice but by the end of the season could be.

There was a big gap between us and the top 6. If we can get into that the top 6 there wasn't a lot between the rest of them so just making that jump is the big thing. I think realistically just seriously being in contention for the top 4 till the end of the season, but ultimately missing out, would be a good league season. Cup would be nice, Good run in the Europa and please god a derby win!

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Dig Dug » Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:21 am

Just going to post this again.
Evertons first 5 games.
Stoke (H)
Man City (A)
Chelsea (A)
Spurs (H)
Man Utd (A)

These games will make or break the season. We could recover from it but if we don't do well out of these then the top 6 will be an immediate write off.

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Ste » Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:28 am

Dig Dug wrote:Just going to post this again.
Evertons first 5 games.
Stoke (H)
Man City (A)
Chelsea (A)
Spurs (H)
Man Utd (A)

These games will make or break the season. We could recover from it but if we don't do well out of these then the top 6 will be an immediate write off.


If we lose 4 of our first 5 while it makes it harder I still don't think it's make or break - I fall into that trap too thinking if you lose a few games on the bounce the season is over but it's not. The season really is a marathon and a lot can change.

We only got 3 points from those hard 4 last year anyway. It's our away results against the other 13 teams we need to and can improve on that can make a big difference.

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Irene Demova » Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:25 pm

Koeman out

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Dig Dug » Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:26 pm

It's more that losing those games are a 6-point swing against getting top 6 and that if we manage to lose those games it could seriously damage early morale which can set the tone for the season.

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Preezy » Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:36 pm

Or you could win them and become the next Leicester.

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Denster » Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:57 pm

Surely there should be a non troll rule for this thread?

Photek wrote:In Chicago just seen the results! :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Benzin » Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:57 pm

Brighton begged the league for their first game to be at home and get Man City :lol:

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by chalkitdown » Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:08 pm

Who let Photek in charge? :dread:

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Denster » Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:19 pm

Denster wrote:Surely there should be a non troll rule for this thread?

Photek wrote:In Chicago just seen the results! :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Blue Eyes » Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:40 pm

I can't believe I'm not under West Ham.

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Photek » Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:45 pm

Blue Eyes wrote:I can't believe I'm not under West Ham.

Sorry man, you where in head when doing thread just got called into meeting then forgot when back at desk.

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Blue Eyes » Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:47 pm

Photek wrote:
Blue Eyes wrote:I can't believe I'm not under West Ham.

Sorry man, you where in head when doing thread just got called into meeting then forgot when back at desk.

No sweat! Nice to know I was in head. :wub:


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