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Old 08-07-2011, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Belgium
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well Chelsea just signed Lukaku as Drogba's future replacement.
Cool. He's a good, young player in the style of Drogba with some serious potential. And he's been a huge fan of Chelsea since he was a child as well .

Here in the Belgian press, it's expected that in his first year with the Blues, he'll mostly have to watch and learn and won't be in the starting squad a lot.
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Old 08-09-2011, 05:07 AM
 
Location: Reading, UK
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Wigan will win it.

Tbh, i don't care for the Premier League. I am a proper football supporter and support my LOCAL side.
So nobody who supports a prem side is supporting their local team?
Ridiculous statement mate, granted you have teams in their with a fair share glory hunters who are from nowhere near the area, Man utd springs to mind. But most teams have a loyal local fan base.
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Yorkshire, England
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What is the most front-runner for the following season? For me Liverpool or Arsenal.
Arsenal? I admire your optimism but unless we buy someone in the Vieira mould pretty damn quick and the defence grow some balls and stop letting in goals in the last ten minutes I reckon we'll be doing well to stay top 4. Wenger's got no new ideas.

Not sure who else I'd rather have winning it. It's getting boring seeing Man U in the top one/two every year and I don't think that highly of Chelsea/Man City buying their way to the top.
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Old 08-12-2011, 04:54 PM
 
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I don't think Chelsea will be in the top 4 this season.

1. Man Utd
2. Liverpool
3. Man City
4. Arsenal
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Arsenal? I admire your optimism but unless we buy someone in the Vieira mould pretty damn quick and the defence grow some balls and stop letting in goals in the last ten minutes I reckon we'll be doing well to stay top 4. Wenger's got no new ideas.

Not sure who else I'd rather have winning it. It's getting boring seeing Man U in the top one/two every year and I don't think that highly of Chelsea/Man City buying their way to the top.
Chelsea and Man City aren't the only clubs attempting to buy a championship. It's just more obvious when your club hasn't won titles and suddenly you do or are on the verge of. Man United has been buying championships for years. Just like Barca, Madrid and the top clubs in every league.

Do you think Celtic, Rangers, Ajax, PSV, Bayern, Milan, Inter and any other top club in any league is on top from simply developing talent?
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Old 08-14-2011, 04:47 AM
 
Location: Belgium
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Just like Barca, Madrid and the top clubs in every league.

Do you think Celtic, Rangers, Ajax, PSV, Bayern, Milan, Inter and any other top club in any league is on top from simply developing talent?
I thought Barcelona was the golden exception to that rule . The same went for Ajax back in the nineties: tons of home-grown players.
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Old 08-14-2011, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Reading, UK
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So Chelski and the mancs get their seasons under-way today. Both away to tricky opposition.
Think Chelseas game is the harder, Stoke is not an easy place to go.

My predictions, Stoke 1 1 Chelsea
.West brom 1 3 Man utd, Rooney hattrick for the fantasy league please!
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Old 08-14-2011, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I thought Barcelona was the golden exception to that rule . The same went for Ajax back in the nineties: tons of home-grown players.
I read an article about the collapse of the Ajax youth system a few years ago. Wish I could remember where I read it. It correlated the decline of Ajax with the decline of the once lauded youth system.
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:25 PM
 
Location: NC
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Chelsea 0-0 Stoke

disappointing, but the Blues didn't play too badly.
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Old 08-15-2011, 12:07 PM
 
Location: London, England
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Chelsea played OK not brilliant but there were positives. Stoke are underestimated as a team, most know that they are very strong at home. Torres looked sharp which is good.
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