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PostRe: The Football Thread 2019/20: LIV v NOR, Sky One, Friday @ 2000 (cheers KK!)
by Cuttooth » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:40 pm

Andy Carroll back at Newcastle! :o

The bar has been set pretty low but this feels like one of the best transfer deadline days in ages.

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by Denster » Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:10 pm

With the sale of Lukaku that puts our net spend for this window at 66M. Given the players needed that's strawberry floating miserly.

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by Jenuall » Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:14 pm

3 hours to go, surely time for some more big shocks yet...

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by Peter Crisp » Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:15 pm

I'm thinking Liverpool will win the Champions League again and the FA Cup but be relegated.
Would that still count as a good season?
The upside is they could then storm the Championship next season :shifty: .

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by Denster » Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:09 pm

All the talk last season of having a director of football. Of appointing someone with football nous to plan transfer strategy collaboratively and what do we have? Half a strawberry floating job done.


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PostRe: The Football Thread 2019/20: LIV v NOR, Sky One, Friday @ 2000 (cheers KK!)
by Photek » Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:16 pm

I didn’t think I’d see Arsenal have a more successful transfer window than Manu.

Both had better than Liverpool tho.

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by Denster » Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:27 pm

Are you basing that on their acquisition of strawberry floating Sideshow Bob?

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by Photek » Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:36 pm

Denster wrote:Are you basing that on their acquisition of strawberry floating Sideshow Bob?

Tierney and Pepe plus Ceballos loan.

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by Jamo3103 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:49 pm

Glad to see the back of Lukaku, decent goalscorer against mid/low-end sides but largely hopeless against bigger teams and an all-round poor footballer with dreadful movement and one of the worst first-touches I've seen. I'm amazed we managed to recoup most of our initial outlay for a guy who has been hopeless for about 18 months. I've heard people say that our attack is weaker, yet we played better without Lukaku last season and I'd expect to see Greenwood, James and Chong featuring a lot more. I'm confident the players already there can pick up the slack and replace Lukaku's 12 Premier League goals from last season.

So disappointing though that after making some really good signings to bolster and rebuild our defence that we've failed to carry it through to midfield. Can't believe we're starting the season with Pogba (who doesn't want to be at the club), Matic (who is finished) and McTominay/Pereira/Fred who are all far from proven or established. Two quality midfield signings and I'd have been confident of us making Top 4 - didn't need to be big names but Tielemans was attainable (and supposedly wanted a United move) and I'm sure we could have got someone like Doucoure or Ruben Neves for a decent fee. Going to be a tough season again and I think 4th would be an absolute best case scenario.

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2019/20: LIV v NOR, Sky One, Friday @ 2000 (cheers KK!)
by Ploiper » Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:59 pm

that's Tierny finally announced, very happy to have him with us, have needed a left back for ages

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by Denster » Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:03 pm

Photek wrote:
Denster wrote:Are you basing that on their acquisition of strawberry floating Sideshow Bob?

Tierney and Pepe plus Ceballos loan.

I wouldn't make that a better window than ours. Ours was not good enough for our needs but its favourably comparable in quality to Arsenal's I would say.

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by Kanbei » Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:28 pm

Only good thing about this window is our defence should be alot better this season. If Maguire and Lindelof get a good partnership going it should help De Gea being the one man defence that he has been the past 5 years.

Just hope the new tactics Ole will employ will work. Aim this season is Champions League qualification, might be the same as a few years ago and our best chance for that to happen is to win the Europa League.

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by SMPL » Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:44 pm

Arsenal did well all considered, they've needed a good winger for years and got that in Pepe. Fleeced Everton for Iwobi at £40M if it went through. Luiz is better than he's given credit for, wasn't expensive and will slot in well as the ball playing CB alongside Sokratis. Tierney and Ceballos look like smart moves.

City did well, didn't need much but added real quality. Also reckon Sarr will do well at Watford.

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2019/20: LIV v NOR, Sky One, Friday @ 2000 (cheers KK!)
by ITSMILNER » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:08 pm

Everton will be one to watch this season I think, They got some good signings made.

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by Benzin » Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:01 am

Kept Zaha, whether he's happy or not is another matter...

However, the lack of cover on the full backs and a season of relying on the firepower if Benteke and Ayew, with glass knee Wickham is worrying...

Gonna be a long season...

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by Lotus » Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:33 am

This could be good:



I don't have the time / inclination to watch MOTD these days, and even though it'll probably only be a 3-5 minute video, that's better than just catching the goals on streamable. Guess it'll be similar to the EFL highlights videos they put out as well, which are decent enough.

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2019/20: LIV v NOR, Sky One, Friday @ 2000 (cheers KK!)
by Corazon de Leon » Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:47 pm

Apparently Leicester swooped in with a £20m bid for a Celtic midfielder yesterday and we’re greeted with a phone call from Dermot Desmond telling them to strawberry float off. :lol:

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2019/20: LIV v NOR, Sky One, Friday @ 2000 (cheers KK!)
by Curls » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:09 pm

Looking forward to finally getting back to the Prem tonight.

I'm on a night shift as well, so the perfect thing to do for two hours.

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by BOR » Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:49 pm

Martial got his No.9 back.

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by jawafour » Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:51 pm

BBC Sport wrote:Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac are not in Arsenal's squad for Sunday's Premier League game at Newcastle because of "further security incidents".

:( . The "incidents" must be pretty serious for two players to be removed from the squad.


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