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  • who knows? there are only two prem quality players in the whole squad. possibly one or two youngsters have the potential but they didn't get much game time last season in the championship due to use of loan players that got us promoted. We have just spent the transfer window so far buying those same loan players to get back to where we were on the last day of the season. We have added Kipre, who might be useful and a reserve keeper.
    The defense was never going to be good enough at this level. Livermore and sawyers will win few battles this season. Lack of pace all over the pitch means we rarely press.
    The result will however wake up those albion fans who thought we could do a 'sheff utd'

    That result will boost Leicester but I would temper it with a reality check. you wont get many games easier than that

  • 17 cards shown in the psg vs marseille game inc. 5 reds

  • That result will boost Leicester but I would temper it with a reality check. you wont get many games easier than that

    That's probably true, but it was just what we needed. With Maddison back and Castagne covering for Ricardo till he returns, we're already better than the end of last season. I expect a couple of signings this week.

  • Which manager is favourite to go first this season? Mourinho at 8/1 looks generous.

  • Moyes / Bruce . Just because the back room board people are a little unpredictable. And I think both managers yet to totaly win over the majority of fans. But I guess that's not much of a problem this season with no fans in. Maybe the piped in crowd effects will ramp up with the boo boys if results slip at clubs.

  • Surely they can't afford to sack him...

    Moyes is top of the list.

  • Doubt Gullivan can afford to sack Moyes even if he’s only on a year’s contract

  • Absolute scenes if they use the money from Diangana to sack Moyes.

  • In fucking deed.

    Well WHU are in the bottom 3, the next game vs a team that would be considered a bottom half of the table isn’t until after Guy Fawkes night. In which time any other strugglers will have picked up the odd point or three. So I’ll be amazed if we get out of the bottom three by Jan 2021 if at all.

    GSB:
    “We’ll sell the Boleyn Ground and move to the Olympic Stadium and challenge for European football”

    16/17 Relegation battle
    17/18 Relegation battle
    18/19 Mid table obscurity
    19/20 Relegation battle
    20/21 Relegation battle ahead

  • It's got to be your year this year. You can't keep getting away with it...

    We had a few years dicing with death and it creates so many issues with the staff, players, fans etc that it consumes you eventually.

    If it helps, the last two seasons for us have been the most enjoyable 10-15 years for me.

  • take jose at 8/1.
    Roy Hodgson if covid kicks off again and i don't mean that as a joke. at some point the man has to look after his health
    can any club afford to sack any manager at the moment?

    Jose will not get a tune out of that team . The vanity project that the amazon documentary was shows the depth of his managerial technique to repeat ad nauseam '...dont be the nice guys' . only issue being, is Levy's tongue too far up his arse?

  • Brighton didn't deserve that scoreline, a good three points...

  • bit harsh on Brighton that, but what a strike from james !! pick that out. Forgot that Lampty had gone to Brighton he looked really bright. I wonder if we have a buy back clause. wish him well as he was just behind James in development and with Dave also in the right back slot its understandable why he left.
    werner is quite fast

  • Daniel Levy spent years making relatively shrewd signings, buying low, selling high, employing a number of managers to push the team a little further up the league. Sorted a new stadium, and then when he finally got a manager who turned them into a consistent, robust team with plenty of attacking threat, he sacked him cos Christian Eriksson didn’t like him (or something) and brought in Mourinho, who despite winning plenty in his time plays a pretty turgid brand football and of late seems to turn every team he manages toxic. Maybe the lost premier league and champions league final came into his consideration, but you’re not even going to get close to them with Mourinho at the helm.

  • Spurs are fucked, Agent Jose doing a great job...

  • enjoyed that game. werner and Haivertz will have good seasons in prem.

  • The above was a rather long-winded way of saying 8/1 for Mourinho going first is decent odds. Especially if they find themselves struggling and losing to southampton and newcastle, neither or which seems improbable. Graham Potter could be an outside bet, 20/1 at hills.

  • potter is safe unless things go super pear shaped for brighton.

  • Will the price of English players realign with the rest of Europe any time soon?

    A couple of examples from my club - Maguire goes for £80M, Soyuncu cost £19M and is a better player, in my opinion; Chelsea pay £50M for Chilwell, and we spend £18M on Castagne, a Belgium international.

    We need a centre half and Burnley think Tarkowski is worth £50M, with players like Tah and Fofana valued at less than half that.

    It can't be about being a "proven premier league player" or the home grown quota.

  • He could get prized away, though.

  • Why is James Rodriguez playing for Everton?

  • I used to presume it was the homegrown rule, but has a club ever really fallen foul of that rule?

    The homegrown rule only stipulates that you can;t have more than 17 non-homegrown players. If the 8 remaining players aren't homegrown it doesn't matter, you can just have a smaller squad than 25.

    So technically you could have a 17 man squad of 100% non-homegrown players (I think).

  • Cos we’re fucking boss... and we’ve got Carlo Ancelotti... and we’re paying him some probably quite hefty wages.

    What’s important is that he’s here in the premier league, playing beautiful football at the right end of the table with the best club there is. You should all be grateful for that.

  • If it wasn't for your excellent grammar and polished turn of phrase I'd swear Pisti was in the house...

    BTW You need to work on your helmets and belms, otherwise top notch effort...

  • I only had fleeting interactions with Pisti but I recall he didn’t like Steven Naismith and you can never truly trust a man that doesn’t rate Naismith.

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