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Former Lancastrian Jun 14th 2018 11:06 am

The 2018-2019 Football Thread
 
Well seeing as our illustrious Moderator is probably passed out after drinking too much Buckfast now that he lives in that country where men wear skirts the PL fixtures have been announced.

Premier League fixtures 2018/19: Arsenal host Manchester City on opening weekend | Football News | Sky Sports

For the half dozen or so of us who follow this thread here are the opening day fixtures (sorry Prem teams only)

Opening day fixtures

Bournemouth v Cardiff City

Arsenal v Manchester City

Fulham v Crystal Palace

Huddersfield Town v Chelsea

Liverpool v West Ham United

Manchester United v Leicester City

Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur

Southampton v Burnley

Watford v Brighton

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Everton

jam25mack Jun 14th 2018 12:30 pm

Re: The 2018-2019 Football Thread
 
Le Arse have a brutal start! City then the Chavs.

Also, Spurs have to wait until mid Sept until they can have their first home draw.

DaveLovesDee Jun 17th 2018 9:04 am

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Thanks FL.

Cainess Jun 18th 2018 3:34 pm

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No point worrying about all that yet....the teams will look a whole lot different once the post-WC buying panic sets in during late July, and the average weekly spend for PL clubs is around £20m for those 3 or 4 weeks of blind panic....

Former Lancastrian Jun 21st 2018 11:24 am

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So you have waited 51 years to compete in Europe albeit the Europa League second qualifying round. You have just gone out and got a new shiny 10 year passport. And the draw is made and its Burnley v Aberdeen :rofl:

Cainess Jun 21st 2018 1:35 pm

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GREAT draw for Burnley, then.... opposition that are easy to get to, have a decent pitch and are eminently beatable.... perfect.

DaveLovesDee Jun 21st 2018 2:01 pm

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Originally Posted by Cainess (Post 12520029)
GREAT draw for Burnley, then.... opposition that are easy to get to, have a decent pitch and are eminently beatable.... perfect.

So that'll be 3-1 to Aberdeen then! :p

IJ157 Jun 21st 2018 4:05 pm

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https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/44380621

Man Utd sign Fred. Feeling a whole lot of meh for this signing tbh. We will see how it pans out.

pommybird Jun 21st 2018 5:20 pm

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Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian (Post 12519949)
So you have waited 51 years to compete in Europe albeit the Europa League second qualifying round. You have just gone out and got a new shiny 10 year passport. And the draw is made and its Burnley v Aberdeen :rofl:

Aberdeen is deemed ‘abroad’ by those who live in Burnley.

Former Lancastrian Jun 21st 2018 11:00 pm

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Originally Posted by pommybird (Post 12520181)

Aberdeen is deemed ‘abroad’ by those who live in Burnley.

True but no passport required :lol: Before Spurs started getting good wasn't their idea of a European tie a game against Swansea or Cardiff.

Now the next question is will Utd's new signing be too sexy for his shirt?

BenK91 Jun 22nd 2018 1:11 am

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Hate to give Mourinho any props but Fred is a fantastic signing. Very interested to see where he'll fit in.

I'm pretty happy with the Arsenal signings so far, sounds like we have Sokratis coming in 1st July and this Torreria (I think?) coming in too.

As Cainess said, it'll be interesting to see the squads after the transfer window - few players putting in solid performances at the WC will be looking to move on to bigger clubs I'd imagine.

SpoogleDrummer Jun 22nd 2018 4:38 am

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Originally Posted by BenK91 (Post 12520443)
Hate to give Mourinho any props but Fred is a fantastic signing. Very interested to see where he'll fit in.

I'm pretty happy with the Arsenal signings so far, sounds like we have Sokratis coming in 1st July and this Torreria (I think?) coming in too.

As Cainess said, it'll be interesting to see the squads after the transfer window - few players putting in solid performances at the WC will be looking to move on to bigger clubs I'd imagine.

Plus you've finally got rid of Wilshire, that'll save you a fortune on physios.

BenK91 Jun 22nd 2018 6:04 pm

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Originally Posted by SpoogleDrummer (Post 12520489)
Plus you've finally got rid of Wilshire, that'll save you a fortune on physios.

Yeah can't say I'm sad to see him go.

Without injuries I think he could've been something very good, but his ankles are made of glass and it's hard to justify paying him 100K+ a week when he spends most of his time on the treatment table.

A lot of other fans are saying it's a shame as he's an Arsenal fan. Who cares... I can think of a certain very good striker who plays for the peasants up the road (and who bailed us out against Tunisia) who is an Arsenal fan too - it doesn't mean shit.

Scamp Jun 24th 2018 6:54 am

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Originally Posted by BenK91 (Post 12520854)
Without injuries I think he could've been something very good, but his ankles are made of glass and it's hard to justify paying him 100K+ a week when he spends most of his time on the treatment table.

Wenger is to blame for so many of your injury problems through the years.
Actively avoids pain relieving injections (for example) and so players spend longer 'injured'.
Noticeable differences between managers in their training styles and injury levels as well. New manager might be different and people like Wilshere would have been more effective by playing more.

Anyway, apparently we're one of the clubs in for him. Can't see it happening because A: we're not in London which might make a difference to him and B: we won't pay as much as a West Ham or Newcastle etc.

DaveLovesDee Jun 24th 2018 3:04 pm

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Originally Posted by Scamp (Post 12521452)
Wenger is to blame for so many of your injury problems through the years.
Actively avoids pain relieving injections (for example) and so players spend longer 'injured'.
Noticeable differences between managers in their training styles and injury levels as well. New manager might be different and people like Wilshere would have been more effective by playing more.

Anyway, apparently we're one of the clubs in for him. Can't see it happening because A: we're not in London which might make a difference to him and B: we won't pay as much as a West Ham or Newcastle etc.

He did a spell at Bournemouth though.


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