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Old 08-15-2016, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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What are your thoughts on the opening weekend ? Overall I thought it was a good start considering youre coming off the back of the Euro's with such a long season and short break.

The Liverpool result was great for me, Coutihno's free made me drool like you wouldnt believe! Liverpool shouldve been able to hang on after the 4th goal but collapsed a little bit. We do need a better keeper and left back ...
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Old 08-16-2016, 03:14 AM
 
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I think Liverpool will be ok for keepers once Karius returns from injury. By all accounts he's a very solid keeper. They desperately need a new left-back because Moreno is a headless chicken with little positional sense. I know they're thinking of playing Milner there when he's fit again, but I'd rather us get a specialist left-back in, especially since we sold Brad Smith.
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Old 08-18-2016, 01:05 PM
 
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It's more or less back to business as usual, with the exception of a couple of surprising results, but nothing out of the ordinary for the first week of play. Hull beating Leicester was almost cliche - champions who are expected to recede but are still champions traveling to play a depleted team that finds the balls to upset them. The first goal was nuts - probably the first ever joint bicycle kick. Will be interesting to see how Leicester respond home to Arsenal on Saturday.

United are not close to firing on all cylinders yet, so the trip to the South Coast was perfect and home to Southampton is a great way to ease into the season, as well. Chelsea showed life, City were predictably rusty but managed to win anyways, Arsenal...Arsenal-ed (likewise Spurs). If they fail to pick up reinforcements before the end of the month, they will become my pick for disappointment of the season and may miss out on Europe altogether for next year.
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Old 08-19-2016, 08:10 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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Its going to be a VERY interesting season, I couldn't tell you who will win the league this year, I expect Man City, Liverpool, Man Utd, Spurs, Arsenal, Chelsea and Leicester to compete, but also perhaps West Ham of course there will be a suprise package too and one of the 'fancied' teams will struggle, of course 8 into 4 doesn't go so there are going to be some disappointed people out there, I just hope my club isn't the one to disappoint the most (again!), one thing is for sure its got all the potential to be epic, its such a competitive league!
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Old 08-23-2016, 10:59 AM
 
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I'd rather us get a specialist left-back in, especially since we sold Brad Smith.
Yeah, even though he's young and unproven, he'd still have been an upgrade over Moreno...
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Old 08-27-2016, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Its going to be a VERY interesting season, I couldn't tell you who will win the league this year, I expect Man City, Liverpool, Man Utd, Spurs, Arsenal, Chelsea and Leicester to compete, but also perhaps West Ham
Leicester and West Ham won't make the top 7. I take Everton over both.
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Old 08-28-2016, 04:31 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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Leicester and West Ham won't make the top 7. I take Everton over both.
Its very early yet though, as long as Chelsea are back in contention I'm happy, i have not been over impressed with Man Utd, they have scraped wins against weaker teams, I have to say I want to see them fail this year, its Man City's to lose this year if you ask me.
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Old 08-29-2016, 08:22 AM
 
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I thought City might take a bit of time to adjust with Pep coming in and changing their style of play a little, but they seem to have hit the ground running. They did start well last season before falling away though, so there are no guarantees. I wouldn't rule our Chelsea. They still have the core of the side who won the league two seasons ago, Hazard seems back to his usual self, and I think Conte will do well with them.
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Old 08-29-2016, 09:14 AM
 
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They did start well last season before falling away though, so there are no guarantees.
That's the rub. There are definite chinks in their armor as both West Ham and Sunderland have exposed. They start off brightly, but may not yet have the stamina to play at Pep's pace, so that will inevitably lead to some late conceded goals as the season wears on. Will be fascinating to watch the derby in two week's time.
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Old 09-01-2016, 06:51 AM
 
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Well another interesting season comng up ahead. More and more I'd say no game is a 'gimme' now in the league. And of course I've been watching Pool....and Herr Klopp. I think he had enough of 'OOC' (out of control) Moreno! And he might have a sparkler with Mane who looks like he wants to impress.

Just stepping away from left back a bit I'd think the club needs to get more skill in defending as a unit....... from forward to keeper. Just my take. 'Gegenpressing' is great but it has its weaknesses too. Anyway pretty soon with the way things are going in the league everybody on the pitch will have to have the skill of going as fast as the 'Flash'. Even keepers as the speed of the game has crept up relentlessly.
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