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Old 30-08-2017, 07:05 PM   #1
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The Premier League.

yes, i know this is a late starter, but seeing how well the other PL threads went, i decided to start another

so, how do you like the way the new season is going?

what do you think of your new transfers?

with 48 hours to go before the transfer window shuts, who do you think you'll get in?

and who do you think will take the PL title this season? Champions League title? Europa League? FA cup? and even the League cup?

lets have your thoughts guys!

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Old 30-08-2017, 07:51 PM   #2
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Utd have started strongly, Matic is a cracking signing for them.

Arsenal may struggle this season while ever Wenger is at the helm, they need rid of him I'm afraid.

City have started slowly but I can see them getting stronger, especially if they snatch Sanchez.

Chelsea look good despite the loss to Burnley. Another strong squad with Morata looking to shine the more he adapts to the PL.

Spurs, quiet in the transfer market but they have a strong squad, again, started slowly but will challenge the Top 4 again.

Everton, spent loads in the summer. Keane is a good buy but they lack that killer touch/class striker now that Lukaku has gone, saying that, Tom Dvies and Calvert-Lewin look decent.

As for us. Henderson and Sturridge (if fit) are 2 signings we didn't have for 90% of last season. Mane, Salah and Firmino are an epic trio up front. Coutinho will hopefully stay and give his all when fit (is he actually injured???).
Matip looks strong but he can't do it all in the CB role, Lovren and Klavan just don't fit for me. On our back 4, Gomez looked very composed when I saw him against Palace. Moreno has calmed down a tad but is strong going forward, unfortunately, he's too erratic. Robertson needs time and we have Clyne due back.
Can, Wijnaldum and Henderson look good together, not sure where The Ox would fit if he joins, especially if Coutinho stays and Lallana is fit.
We need a quality CB, it's a pity Sakho has burnt his bridges with Klopp.

Winners - City for me
With a Top 4 made up of
LFC
Utd
Chelsea

Relegation contenders
Palace
West Ham
Brighton
Swansea
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Old 30-08-2017, 07:57 PM   #3
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Wow, just seen WBA have signed Krychowiak from PSG.

Just like Jese at Stoke, they are cracking signings although Stoke will still be mid table whereas WBA could surprise a few this season.
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Seems we have agreed a fee at least, rest is supposedly neigh on done
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Well, the Ox is undergoing a medical already, must admit, it's happened pretty quickly
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Wondered whether we'd have a new one, or just keep using last season's

Well, it's well documented that Newcastle's window is not going as Rafa planned. Delays and generally nobbery meaning we've missed out on players he thought we in the bag.

Couple of decent signings in Murphy and Joselu but both need to settle and develop. Managed to shift a few high-earners this week so hopefully bring a couple in. Gayle might be on his way to Fulham, so will need to be replaced. No idea who it'll be.

As for the season, utterly ridiculous that Mitro got done retrospectively after trial by highlight shows, while in the Huddersfield match a couple of weeks ago one player stamped on Newcastle lad and Mbemba was essentially assaulted by a Hudds midfielder and neither incident was even shown. Apparently it's now 94 premier league matches since an opposition player has seen red against Newcastle. 94!
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I'm surprised Rafa stayed tbh, how's he supposed to compete without bolstering the squad???? Ashley should have got rid of the club years ago
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I'm surprised Rafa stayed tbh, how's he supposed to compete without bolstering the squad???? Ashley should have got rid of the club years ago
Rafa wants to build the club, and he's got the full support of about 95% of the fans.
Ashley should've sold up long ago, but nobody will pay what he wants for the club, so he'll never sell. He's no interest in investing, he just uses it to advertise (free of charge) a handful of his businesses.
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I think LFC have a pretty good chance this year, needs a lot of luck with keeping key players injury free for as much as possible
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Well, as feared, no incoming signings. The nightmare scenario. Rafa unhappy, players unsettled, fans royally shafted again. It's gonna be a long, hard season but luckily a lot of the humiliation will be televised. Joy.
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