The Football Thread 2020/21: United Sh!t the Bed

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PostThe Football Thread 2020/21: United Sh!t the Bed
by Preezy » Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:37 pm

The Official GRcade Football Thread 2020-2021
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Big thanks to Dowbocop for hosting last season's memorable thread - it was a season that saw Liverpool finally win the league title after 84 years and the entire game stopping dead due to the Coronavirus - one we'll never forget as fans.

Ever since football began back in those halcyon days of 1992, people have longed for a place to come and sling abuse and banter at each other over their little tribal empires on the pitch. This, my fellow GRcadians, is that place...

Supporters - Please let me know if I've missed you out and/or name changes, newly promoted fans please make yourself at home at the top table :toot:

2019/20 Champions: Liverpool
2019/20 PFA Player of the Year: Kevin De Bruyne
2019/20 Manager of the Season: Jurgen Klopp
Champions League Clubs: Liverpool, Man City, Man United, Chelsea
Europa League Clubs: Leicester, Spurs, Arsenal
Newly-Promoted Clubs: Leeds, West Brom, Fulham


The Teams

Arsenal
Manager: Mikel Arteta
Stadium: The Emirates
Last season's finish: 8th

Aston Villa
Manager: Dean Smith
Stadium: Villa Park
Last season's finish: 17th

Brighton & Hove Albion
Manager: Graham Potter
Stadium: The Amex Stadium
Last season's finish: 15th

Burnley
Manager: Sean Dyche
Stadium: Turf Moor
Last season's finish: 10th

Chelsea
Manager: Frank Lampard
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Last season's finish: 4th

Crystal Palace
Manager: Roy Hodgson
Stadium: Selhurst Park
Last season's finish: 14th

Everton
Manager: Carlo Ancelotti
Stadium: Goodison Park
Last season's finish: 12th

Fulham
Manager: Scott Parker
Stadium: Craven Cottage
Last seasons finish: Newly-promoted via playoffs

Leeds United
Manager: Marco Bielsa
Stadium: Elland Road
Last season's finish: Newly-promoted as Championship winner

Leicester City
Manager: Brendan Rodgers
Stadium: King Power Stadium
Last season's finish: 5th

Liverpool
Manager: Jurgen Klopp
Stadium: Anfield
Last season's finish: 1st

Manchester City
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Stadium: The Etihad
Last season's finish: 2nd

Manchester United
Manager: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Stadium: Old Trafford
Last season's finish: 3rd

Newcastle United
Manager: Steve Bruce
Stadium: St. James' Park
Last season's finish: 13th

Sheffield United
Manager: Chris Wilder
Stadium: Bramall Lane
Last season' finish: 9th

Southampton
Manager: Ralph Hasenhüttl
Stadium: St. Mary's
Last season's finish: 11th

Tottenham Hotspur
Manager: Jose Mourinho
Stadium: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Last season's finish: 6th

West Bromwich Albion
Manager: Slaven Bilic
Stadium: The Hawthorns
Last season's finish: Newly-promoted as Championship runners-up.

West Ham United
Manager: David Moyes
Stadium: London Stadium
Last season's finish: 16th

Wolverhampton Wanderers
Manager: Nuno Espírito Santo
Stadium: Molineux Stadium
Last season's finish: 7th



The UEFA Champions League - The Road to the Atatürk Olympic Stadium

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Groups
Group A:
Group B:
Group C:
Group D:
Group E:
Group F:
Group G:
Group H:



The Fans

Arsenal
Steve
Dowbocop
Pancake
darksideby182
Joer
Cuttooth
hamm sandwich
suzzopher

Aston Villa
Glowy69
Lotus
Zellery
Finish.Last
Rhubarb
Jenuall

Brighton
Drummy

Burnley

Chelsea
<]:^D

Crystal Palace
Benzin

Everton
Ste
Dig Dug

Fulham

Leeds
Adam Pollard

Leicester

Liverpool
Icecold
Photek
Shadow
Superking
Winckle
Finiarél
Curls
shadow202
fry87
Pell

Manchester City
Spindash
rudderless
Irene Demova
SillySprout

Manchester United
PurplePenguin
Red Devil
Denster
Harry Ola
Kanbei
tomvek
Hank Scorpio
PES Fan
Rubix
Neph
karl_fletcher
Sandycoin
BOR
Mafro
Saint of Killers
Preezy
King Chaz

Newcastle United
Cuban Pete

Sheffield United
Robbo-92

Southampton
DML :shifty:

Tottenham Hotspur
Albear
Return_of_the_STAR
Mockmaster
gamerforever

West Brom

West Ham
Blue Eyes

Wolves
evanswolves



The Sack Race - Managers sacked this season


Opening Day Fixtures:

Saturday 12 September:

Crystal Palace v Southampton
Fulham v Arsenal
Liverpool v Leeds United
Tottenham Hotspur v Everton
West Bromwich Albion v Leicester City
West Ham United v Newcastle United

Monday 14 September:

Brighton v Chelsea
Sheffield United v Wolves

Fixtures to be rescheduled:

Burnley v Manchester United
Manchester City v Aston Villa


And it's live!! (until COVID kills everyone)

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: New Season Incoming - No fans? No problem!
by Preezy » Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:38 pm

Placeholder post for future use if needed.

edit: also if anyone was desperate to host the thread this year and wants to do so just let me know.

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: New Season Incoming - No fans? No problem!
by Drumstick » Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:34 pm

Interesting curtain raiser for us, looking forward to it!

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: New Season Incoming - No fans? No problem!
by Ploiper » Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:17 pm

it's almost guaranteed at this point that Arsenal will get Liverpool in the opening 6 matches of the season. it keeps happening and I am sure it's not random at this point.

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: New Season Incoming - No fans? No problem!
by Lotus » Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:28 pm

They're not random anyway are they? Far too many 'super Sundays' or whatever for that to be the case, and TV channels picking and moving fixtures based on what works best for them.

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: New Season Incoming - No fans? No problem!
by DML » Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:30 pm

First season of the breakaway top two leagues with the wage cap destroying everything. Not feeling good about our chances but the next two seasons are really do or die to get into the Champiponship.

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: New Season Incoming - No fans? No problem!
by Tomous » Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:31 pm

There is a random element for sure but there is a lot of planning too-article on how it is produced: https://www.premierleague.com/news/261976

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: New Season Incoming - No fans? No problem!
by Denster » Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:36 pm

So strange to be starting again so soon.

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: New Season Incoming - No fans? No problem!
by Robbo-92 » Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:41 pm

Can I be added to the fans as I believe the sole Sheffield United fan please :)

Happy with our big signing so far, obviously a shame not to have Henderson anymore but there was no chance we’d be covering his wages (I’ve heard he’s now on 100k a week, no idea how true that is), reckon Ramsdale will do well once he’s settled in.

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: New Season Incoming - No fans? No problem!
by Dowbocop » Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:11 pm

Robbo-92 wrote:Can I be added to the fans as I believe the sole Sheffield United fan please :)

Happy with our big signing so far, obviously a shame not to have Henderson anymore but there was no chance we’d be covering his wages (I’ve heard he’s now on 100k a week, no idea how true that is), reckon Ramsdale will do well once he’s settled in.

Preezy - I did a big tidy up of the fans list at the start of last season removing all the MIA members and adding on new members like Robbo. You've got members that are permabanned on that list!

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: New Season Incoming - No fans? No problem!
by Preezy » Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:28 pm

Dowbocop wrote:
Robbo-92 wrote:Can I be added to the fans as I believe the sole Sheffield United fan please :)

Happy with our big signing so far, obviously a shame not to have Henderson anymore but there was no chance we’d be covering his wages (I’ve heard he’s now on 100k a week, no idea how true that is), reckon Ramsdale will do well once he’s settled in.

Preezy - I did a big tidy up of the fans list at the start of last season removing all the MIA members and adding on new members like Robbo. You've got members that are permabanned on that list!

Thanks for the heads up - I'll tidy in up first chance I get.

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by Dowbocop » Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:38 pm

Preezy wrote:
Dowbocop wrote:
Robbo-92 wrote:Can I be added to the fans as I believe the sole Sheffield United fan please :)

Happy with our big signing so far, obviously a shame not to have Henderson anymore but there was no chance we’d be covering his wages (I’ve heard he’s now on 100k a week, no idea how true that is), reckon Ramsdale will do well once he’s settled in.

Preezy - I did a big tidy up of the fans list at the start of last season removing all the MIA members and adding on new members like Robbo. You've got members that are permabanned on that list!

Thanks for the heads up - I'll tidy in up first chance I get.

No worries, it's still in the OP and hasn't been archived so you should be golden to just nick the BBCode. I was actually wondering where you found that list :lol:

Thanks for taking over by the way, I had a great time but I think it's literally time for a fresh pair of eyes on the wheel :P

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: New Season Incoming - No fans? No problem!
by Preezy » Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:47 pm

Dowbocop wrote:
Preezy wrote:
Dowbocop wrote:
Robbo-92 wrote:Can I be added to the fans as I believe the sole Sheffield United fan please :)

Happy with our big signing so far, obviously a shame not to have Henderson anymore but there was no chance we’d be covering his wages (I’ve heard he’s now on 100k a week, no idea how true that is), reckon Ramsdale will do well once he’s settled in.

Preezy - I did a big tidy up of the fans list at the start of last season removing all the MIA members and adding on new members like Robbo. You've got members that are permabanned on that list!

Thanks for the heads up - I'll tidy in up first chance I get.

No worries, it's still in the OP and hasn't been archived so you should be golden to just nick the BBCode. I was actually wondering where you found that list :lol:

Thanks for taking over by the way, I had a great time but I think it's literally time for a fresh pair of eyes on the wheel :P

Sad as it sounds I genuinely really enjoyed hosting last time round so was happy to pick it up again, there are very things that give me purpose in life and this thread will be one of them :slol:

OP updated - anyone else that isn't on the fan list just let me know!

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: New Season Incoming - No fans? No problem!
by Robbo-92 » Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:06 pm

Preezy wrote:
Dowbocop wrote:
Preezy wrote:
Dowbocop wrote:
Robbo-92 wrote:Can I be added to the fans as I believe the sole Sheffield United fan please :)

Happy with our big signing so far, obviously a shame not to have Henderson anymore but there was no chance we’d be covering his wages (I’ve heard he’s now on 100k a week, no idea how true that is), reckon Ramsdale will do well once he’s settled in.

Preezy - I did a big tidy up of the fans list at the start of last season removing all the MIA members and adding on new members like Robbo. You've got members that are permabanned on that list!

Thanks for the heads up - I'll tidy in up first chance I get.

No worries, it's still in the OP and hasn't been archived so you should be golden to just nick the BBCode. I was actually wondering where you found that list :lol:

Thanks for taking over by the way, I had a great time but I think it's literally time for a fresh pair of eyes on the wheel :P

Sad as it sounds I genuinely really enjoyed hosting last time round so was happy to pick it up again, there are very things that give me purpose in life and this thread will be one of them :slol:

OP updated - anyone else that isn't on the fan list just let me know!


Thanks for adding me in!

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: New Season Incoming - No fans? No problem!
by Tomous » Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:03 am

Maguire been arrested in Mykonos for fighting

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: New Season Incoming - No fans? No problem!
by Lotus » Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:54 am

British tourist in 'being twat' shocker.

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: New Season Incoming - No fans? No problem!
by Pell » Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:15 pm

:capnscotty: Pop me on the Liverpool list, please!
Hoping for a Thiago swoop before the season starts...

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: New Season Incoming - No fans? No problem!
by Preezy » Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:15 pm

Tomous wrote:Maguire been arrested in Mykonos for fighting

If it's true that he was abusive to police, resisted arrest and assaulted an officer then United should strip him of the captaincy and fine him as much as they can. Disgraceful stuff.

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: Maguire Has Mare in Mykonos
by Photek » Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:59 pm

Punched a policeman apparently! :fp:

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PostRe: The Football Thread 2020/21: Maguire Has Mare in Mykonos
by Tomous » Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:28 pm

If he's headbutted someone he could be in serious trouble, assault with a deadly weapon with that slap.

It's kind of nice that money hasn't changed him though. Deep down he's still just a Brit tourist banana split abroad

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