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BristolUK Aug 20th 2020 11:19 am

The 2020-21 Football Thread
 
Yay, the fixtures for the new season are out. It's been so long without any footie - welcome back, Premier League! ;)

Premier League fixtures 2020-21: Liverpool begin title defence against Leeds

Premier League 2020-21 opening fixtures
Crystal Palace v Southampton, Fulham v Arsenal, Liverpool v Leeds United, Tottenham v Everton, West Bromwich Albion v Leicester, West Ham v Newcastle, Brighton v Chelsea, Sheffield United v Wolves.

The solitary concession to fatigue is the guarantee of a 30-day break between last season and next, meaning Manchester City and Manchester United will start a week later than their rivals after their participation in the Uefa finals competition. They will visit Wolves and host Crystal Palace respectively, on 19 September.
I see Burnley and Villa aren't playing the opening weekend. Presumably because they would have been playing Manchesters City and United. Why the hell can't they play each other and get the match out of the way? The season is already crammed.

Former Lancastrian Aug 20th 2020 9:13 pm

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Well seeing some non existent club only finished their season less than a week ago I think we deserve a rest. Some might think because the players are knackered or fans are sick of shite performances from them. Will get better if and when fans are allowed and stop with the piped in crowd noise. There again who wants Leeds fans coming to their city/town?????

BristolUK Aug 21st 2020 1:15 am

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Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian (Post 12899681)
Well seeing some non existent club only finished their season less than a week ago I think we deserve a rest.

Just to clarify, you know I was talking about Burnley and Villa playing each other?

hardlyintense Aug 21st 2020 12:25 pm

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Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian (Post 12899681)
Well seeing some non existent club only finished their season less than a week ago I think we deserve a rest. Some might think because the players are knackered or fans asick of shite performances from them. Will get better if and where allowed and stop with the piped in crowd noiseren fans a . There again who wants Leeds fans coming to their city/town?????


It is not very long since all the shops on the roads approaching the London teams grounds all had their shop fronts boarded up on the Friday before Manchester Urinals played there the next day,then the hoardings were removed on the next day,.

pommybird Aug 21st 2020 7:21 pm

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Any preferences for tonight? My dad was a lifelong Inter fan so I’m hoping they lift the cup.

BristolUK Aug 21st 2020 11:15 pm

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It may seem uncharitable to say so but as remarkable as Sevilla's Europa record is, in the period they've had their six wins they've qualified for the Champions League 6 times (geographically avoiding Barca and Real) getting further than the last 16 just once and doing badly enough twice to parachute into the Europa tournament.

It's a little bit like yo-yoing between the premier league and the championship and being praised for the promotions.

el collado kid Aug 22nd 2020 8:07 am

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What a great game last night brilliant football,nearly got out of control great stuff ,good football end to end diving arguing managers getting shitty goals.The only thing is so tierd went to bed on 75 mins,still very enjoyable.viva espana

civilservant Aug 24th 2020 11:44 am

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Why exactly can United not play on the opening weekend? Because the played a couple of extra games a week later? How much do these players earn again?

Then again, everything past our first team is utter shite, so I guess they better get a break because they'll all be playing a minimum of 46 games this season (that's the 38 PL games, 1 FA Cup, 1 EFL Cup, 6 CL Group Games, in case anyones wondering - and yes, I'm assuming we'll get dumped out of each cup straight away and finish bottom of our CL group)

Sounds like Maguire might be in jail too. So we need 2 CBs now :rofl:

BristolUK Aug 24th 2020 11:06 pm

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Has everyone seen Early Man?

Fun football movie in the best traditions.

BristolUK Aug 26th 2020 11:44 am

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Asked whether Maguire and his co-defendants would have known the officers were police, Paradissis said: “Of course, because that’s the first thing they said. The police officers were there for other duties and they heard a brawl.

“So they heard some people fighting and went there to break up a fight. They said: ‘We’re police, stop fighting’. They were not in uniform but they showed their professional IDs.”
:rofl:
No idea whether guilty or not but, frankly, that sounds like bollocks. People are fighting, getting your ID out to show them doesn't sound a likely first response and even if they did, that's going to stop them fighting? Give over.

https://www.theguardian.com/football...fficers-lawyer


civilservant Aug 26th 2020 11:47 am

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Can't believe no one has mentioned that Messi wants out at Barca. Or is it just a ploy for a new contract? Who would want to pay a 33 year old Half a Mill a week? Can he do it on a wet Wednesday night in Burnley?

I have a feeling we might be about to find out.

BristolUK Aug 26th 2020 2:11 pm

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Originally Posted by civilservant (Post 12901832)
Can't believe no one has mentioned that Messi wants out at Barca. Or is it just a ploy for a new contract?

More a ploy for a change of president perhaps.

Given he reportedly wanted Barca to re-sign Neymar, maybe PSG is the obvious destination.

el collado kid Aug 26th 2020 2:17 pm

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Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 12901828)
:rofl:
No idea whether guilty or not but, frankly, that sounds like bollocks. People are fighting, getting your ID out to show them doesn't sound a likely first response and even if they did, that's going to stop them fighting? Give over.

https://www.theguardian.com/football...fficers-lawyer

Quite agree my old carrot cruncher,Sounds like a total load of bollocks as usual.It's all greek to me

el collado kid Aug 26th 2020 2:24 pm

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Is that former lancastrian still going on about city.Get over it my old cock being a lancastrian is bad enough i'd of thought.I do hope you get messie( bugger)and it cost you millions and millions and he is shit,Just joking Haha Hehe.hope he comes to the premier if not with city or utd maybe just maybe he will come to the saints.Come on you saints:angel:.

BristolUK Aug 26th 2020 2:31 pm

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Originally Posted by el collado kid (Post 12901900)
hope he comes to the premier if not with city or utd maybe just maybe he will come to the saints.Come on you saints:angel:.

As unlikely as that sounds, way back when, Keegan coming back from Germany to play for Southampton was similarly unlikely.


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