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Cainess Aug 4th 2017 3:31 pm

Re: British football thread 2017-2018
 
1 citeh :thumbdown:
2 United (Pogba to inspire us to a close finish with Pep's Mercenaries)
3 Chelsea (hugely over-reliant on Morata if Costa leaves)
4 Tottenham (won't enjoy Wembley much)
5 Liverpool (if Firmino does well; otherwise Everton will get 5th)
6 Everton (exciting team, plenty of thrills at Goodison this season)
7 Arsenal
8 Southampton
9 Bournemouth (Defoe & King will score plenty)

.....no man's land....

16 Swansea City
17 Stoke City
18 Watford
19 Brighton
20 Huddersfield Town

Top scorer: Jesus (citeh)
Player of the Year: Pogba (United)
Young Player of the Year: Jesus (citeh)
Best Summer Purchase: Klaassen (Everton)- a class act
Biggest Flop: Lacazette (Arsenal)- will find England very different to France.
Special Mention: Chicharito (West Ham)- will score enough to keep the Hammers comfortable- will sicken me to see the little man wearing that claret rag.... :ohmy:
Best Bargain: Matic (United)... a steal for a player of that quality & experience; Defoe (Bournemouth)... top quality.
To Have a Poor Season: Stoke City...nothing to excite there.
Surprisingly Good Season?: Jay Rodriguez (West Brom)- much better striker than he is given credit for- amazed Saints let him go.
Player to Act the Biggest Twat?: Diego Costa...watch as his 'move' gets nasty- expecting a big fight with Conte before autumn is over.
First Managerial Casualty?: Mark Hughes (Stoke City)- poor summer for Sparky.
Manager of the Year?: They'll give it to Pep, but I'd give it to Eddie Howe, who is doing a fabulous job at AFCB- if he could ever sort out his defence, they could push for Europa League spots.
REASONABLE (ie. not Messi) Player You Wish Your Team Had Signed (but didn't)?: Aubameyang (Dortmund) for United...the thought of a rotation with him, Lukaku & Rashford makes me go all warm & fuzzy...

pommybird Aug 4th 2017 3:39 pm

Re: British football thread 2017-2018
 

Originally Posted by Cainess (Post 12309420)
1 citeh :thumbdown:
2 United (Pogba to inspire us to a close finish with Pep's Mercenaries)
3 Chelsea (hugely over-reliant on Morata if Costa leaves)
4 Tottenham (won't enjoy Wembley much)
5 Liverpool (if Firmino does well; otherwise Everton will get 5th)
6 Everton (exciting team, plenty of thrills at Goodison this season)
7 Arsenal
8 Southampton
9 Bournemouth (Defoe & King will score plenty)

.....no man's land....

16 Swansea City
17 Stoke City
18 Watford
19 Brighton
20 Huddersfield Town

Top scorer: Jesus (citeh)
Player of the Year: Pogba (United)
Young Player of the Year: Jesus (citeh)
Best Summer Purchase: Klaassen (Everton)- a class act
Biggest Flop: Lacazette (Arsenal)- will find England very different to France.
Special Mention: Chicharito (West Ham)- will score enough to keep the Hammers comfortable- will sicken me to see the little man wearing that claret rag.... :ohmy:
Best Bargain: Matic (United)... a steal for a player of that quality & experience; Defoe (Bournemouth)... top quality.
To Have a Poor Season: Stoke City...nothing to excite there.
Surprisingly Good Season?: Jay Rodriguez (West Brom)- much better striker than he is given credit for- amazed Saints let him go.
Player to Act the Biggest Twat?: Diego Costa...watch as his 'move' gets nasty- expecting a big fight with Conte before autumn is over.
First Managerial Casualty?: Mark Hughes (Stoke City)- poor summer for Sparky.
Manager of the Year?: They'll give it to Pep, but I'd give it to Eddie Howe, who is doing a fabulous job at AFCB- if he could ever sort out his defence, they could push for Europa League spots.
REASONABLE (ie. not Messi) Player You Wish Your Team Had Signed (but didn't)?: Aubameyang (Dortmund) for United...the thought of a rotation with him, Lukaku & Rashford makes me go all warm & fuzzy...

I like the way you put the club in brackets after the player's name, to help those on this thread who are a little bit simple.

zargof Aug 4th 2017 3:42 pm

Re: British football thread 2017-2018
 

Originally Posted by pommybird (Post 12309428)
I like the way you put the club in brackets after the player's name, to help those on this thread who are a little bit simple.

You mean Ed. It's OK, you can say it, we all know.

zargof Aug 4th 2017 4:18 pm

Re: British football thread 2017-2018
 
1 Blue Manc
2 Chavs
3 Red Manc
4 Spuds
5 Everton
6 Liverpool
7 Arsenal
8 Southampton

WGAF

16 Wet Spam
17 Watford
18 Swansea
19 'Uddersfield
20 Brighton

Top scorer: Lukaku
Player of the Year: KdB
Young Player of the Year: Rooney...
Best Summer Purchase: Siggurdson
Biggest Flop: Lacazette or Barkley when he finally goes wherever.
Special Mention: Newcastle - I think Rafa will get them midtable. After which their fans will think they'll be winning the league next year.
Best Bargain: Sandro Ramirez - 5M is a bargain
To Have a Poor Season: Stoke City...nothing to excite there.
Surprisingly Good Season?: Palace
Player to Act the Biggest Twat?: Not sure, but it's going to a Chav. Kenedy is already at it.
First Managerial Casualty?: Clement
Manager of the Year?: Maybe Pep, but I hate to say it but Rafa is going to do a good job.
REASONABLE (ie. not Messi) Player You Wish Your Team Had Signed (but didn't)?: There's still a few weeks left, and we're still doing business, so who knows who else is coming in.

PetrifiedExPat Aug 4th 2017 10:24 pm

Re: British football thread 2017-2018
 
Another season, another opening day loss for Millwall, glad my expectations have not been disappointed!

JamesM Aug 5th 2017 12:06 am

Re: British football thread 2017-2018
 

Originally Posted by PetrifiedExPat (Post 12309714)
Another season, another opening day loss for Millwall, glad my expectations have not been disappointed!

I'm sure your fans painted Nottingham red after

Garbatellamike Aug 5th 2017 9:42 pm

Re: British football thread 2017-2018
 

Originally Posted by JamesM (Post 12309396)
although City apparently won the league last week with a 3-0 friendly win.

You must be the only one on the planet who came to that ridiculous conclusion :nod:

City lost badly to an ultra defensive mid table side so are destined for bottom third.

Scamp Aug 6th 2017 4:37 am

Re: British football thread 2017-2018
 
1 United
2 City
3 Chelsea
4 Spurs
5 Saints
6 Arsenal
7 Liverpool / Everton
8 Everton / Liverpool

9-15 who cares....?!

16 Burnley
17 Newcastle
18 Swansea
19 Brighton
20 Huddersfield

Top scorer: Lukaku
Player of the Year: Sticking my neck out, Pogba
Young Player of the Year: Matt Targett.
Best Summer Purchase: Matic
Biggest Flop: Lacazette
Best Bargain: Van Dijkhead if it's a penny less than £75m.
To Have a Poor Season?: Van Dijkhead hopefully. Or Redmond, as normal.
Surprisingly Good Season?: Saints. Just all of them. Particularly the strikers please.
Player to Act the Biggest Twat?: Lingard is a good shout for this I think. Maybe Zaha, he's a ****.
First Managerial Casualty?: Klopp or Wenger.
Manager of the Year?: Pellegrino for winning us the FA Cup and an unlikely 5th place.
REASONABLE (ie. not Messi) Player You Wish Your Team Had Signed (but didn't)?: Any centre half playing football under the age of 27 and with a value over 15m.



Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian (Post 12308977)
Young Player of the Year: Love it to be Rashford

Have you ever watched football before?

Garbatellamike Aug 6th 2017 7:50 am

Re: British football thread 2017-2018
 
1 United
2 Liverpool
3 Chelsea
4 Spurs
5 Arsenal
6 West Ham
7 Everton


8-15 who cares....?!

16 Burnley
17 Newcastle
18 City
19 Brighton
20 Huddersfield

Top scorer: Kane
Player of the Year: De Bruyne
Young Player of the Year: Sane
Best Summer Purchase: Matic
Biggest Flop: Pogba - again
Best Bargain: Ederson
To Have a Poor Season?: Roo Knee - again
Player to Act the Biggest Twat?: Alli - he should concentrate on football not fighting
First Managerial Casualty?: Wenger.
Manager of the Year?: Maureen - unfortunately
Reasonable player (ie. not Messi) Player You Wish Your Team Had Signed (but didn't)?: Bonucci

Scamp Aug 6th 2017 7:57 am

Re: British football thread 2017-2018
 

Originally Posted by Garbatellamike (Post 12310380)

Best Summer Purchase: Matic

Player to Act the Biggest Twat?: Alli - he should concentrate on football not fighting

Reasonable player (ie. not Messi) Player You Wish Your Team Had Signed (but didn't)?: Bonucci

Agreed, good choice.

Good shout - hadn't considered Alli. Potential to spoil himself if he isn't careful. Bit like Dier, they seem to be bad for this.

Bonucci would have propelled you to stand alone favourites.

DaveLovesDee Aug 6th 2017 8:51 am

Re: British football thread 2017-2018
 
Well it's that time of year again, the FA Community Shield.

Arsenal v Chelsea

Winners get a box of broken biscuits, and a case of cherry cordial...........

Scamp Aug 6th 2017 10:50 am

Re: British football thread 2017-2018
 

Originally Posted by DaveLovesDee (Post 12310416)
Well it's that time of year again, the FA Community Shield.

Arsenal v Chelsea

Winners get a box of broken biscuits, and a case of cherry cordial...........

Sorry buddy but I've backed Chelsea 3-1 along with, Chelsea to win + both teams to score.

DaveLovesDee Aug 6th 2017 11:01 am

Re: British football thread 2017-2018
 

Originally Posted by Scamp (Post 12310495)
Sorry buddy but I've backed Chelsea 3-1 along with, Chelsea to win + both teams to score.

No need to be sorry, you're trying to make a few quid.

I'm going 3-2 to Arsenal.

Scamp Aug 6th 2017 11:04 am

Re: British football thread 2017-2018
 

Originally Posted by DaveLovesDee (Post 12310503)
I'm going 3-2 to Arsenal.

You've got to stop this day time drinking mate.

DaveLovesDee Aug 6th 2017 11:11 am

Re: British football thread 2017-2018
 

Originally Posted by Scamp (Post 12310507)
You've got to stop this day time drinking mate.

It's evening somewhere in the world......

Reminds me of the time I was told by a Tesco manager that they were refusing to sell me alcohol at 8.30am as I obviously had a drink problem if I needed it that early. I pointed out that I was a night-shift Security guard, and that I was on my way home from work.

4 months later, I am working for a different Security company, working at the same Tesco, and the manager had been transferred to another store.


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