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messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by Alan Medic 06 July, 2017 12:59

75M for Lukaku. The world has gone mad.

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by maxxi 19 July, 2017 00:31

Happy with Hart - on the basis that we've often done well with a top GK - more needed though, and soon.

And still hate the f\ckijng ground.

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by Alan Medic 19 July, 2017 13:06

I was going to say 'but didn't he have a rubbish reason in Italy?' but decided to check first.........

[www.skysports.com]

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by maxxi 19 July, 2017 19:11

Exactly, practiced in the art of being custodian behind a dodgy defence - another plus!

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by Alan Medic 19 July, 2017 21:05

I still think you have two pretty good keepers without him.

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by maxxi 19 July, 2017 21:32

I like Adrian as a stopper but I think Hart brings a bit extra. I think defence will benefit overall as they had some awful moments last season. And Adrian will fetch good price if he goes to Newcastle or wherever.

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by red devil 21 July, 2017 12:02

Forget Hart, Hammers signing Little Pea will be the signing of the summer in the current market, an absolute steal. Disappointed MU haven't gone for him, we're still short of another proven PL goal scorer...

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by red devil 21 July, 2017 12:55

I see City's new goalie has fitted in seamlessly...#bringbackhart


messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by maxxi 21 July, 2017 15:21

red devil Wrote:
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> Forget Hart, Hammers signing Little Pea will be
> the signing of the summer in the current market,
> an absolute steal. Disappointed MU haven't gone
> for him, we're still short of another proven PL
> goal scorer...

I can't believe we landed him, hope he's not crocked.

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by red devil 21 July, 2017 15:40

I think Chicharito will have twenty goals easy, even coming from the bench for the last 10 or 20 minutes, he will have 20 goals.
He is a guy that naturally the ball comes, rebound here, rebounds there, boom goal. The goalkeeper saves, he goes there, tap in goal. The cross is coming, he anticipates the first post header goal. And not even coming from the bench, we have this kind of player that scores 10, 15 goals and gives you 10 or 15 more points.


Jose Mourinho, April '17...

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by Alan Medic 21 July, 2017 16:00

Great. Why didn't Jose buy him then? I wish he did. I think United need one more goalscorer.

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by red devil 01 August, 2017 12:46

A lot of oneupmanship this summer when announcing a new transfer, bring back signing, whilst sitting at a table on the pitch...


messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by Parkdrive 01 August, 2017 17:17

Alan Medic Wrote:
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> 75M for Lukaku. The world has gone mad.

I couldn't agree more, but not just because of this transfer. The whole transfer nonsense has become an unedifying spectacle, and players becoming more and more detached from reality. Over the past few years I've become less and less interested in the Prem and the divas antics spurred on by money grabbing agents is distasteful to say the least. The best thing about last season? Jermaine Defoe and his friendship with little Bradley Lowery. A shining light in an otherwise increasingly grubby sport.

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by red devil 03 August, 2017 15:40

Prediction time again, gets harder each year.

Man City
Man Utd
Spurs
Chelsea

Relegated - Brighton, Huddersfield, Watford


Championship - Boro, Reading Shef Wed...

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by Parkdrive 04 August, 2017 06:53

198 million for neymar, football is broken.

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by uncleglen 04 August, 2017 10:19

you only just realised - stop going to West Ham 20 years ago .....after 30 years...

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by maxxi 04 August, 2017 10:52

red devil Wrote:
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> Prediction time again, gets harder each year.
>
> Man City
> Man Utd
> Spurs
> Chelsea
>
> Relegated - Brighton, Huddersfield, Watford


Bold RD - feel Chelsea have a Mourinho year coming up? I think Spurs will too *ducks*.

ManU
Man C
Chelsea
Liverpool

Relegated- Swansea, Bournemouth, Brighton

>
>
> Championship - Boro, Reading Shef Wed...

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by red devil 04 August, 2017 11:36

maxxi Wrote:
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> Bold RD - feel Chelsea have a Mourinho year coming
> up? I think Spurs will too *ducks*.

Yep, still 4 weeks left of the transfer window so could all change. Felt Chelsea not playing in Europe was a big advantage last season, they hardly picked up any injuries. They haven't strengthened their squad, arguably weaker as new signings to replace Costa and Matic not proven in PL. Surprised they sold Matic to us, think he will be a great signing. I would've put Arsenal 4th were it not for the Europa League.

Spurs have the best first eleven, but also have a light squad, plus the Wembley factor, read somewhere that the pitch is 6m longer and 5m wider than WHL, will make a big difference to their pressing game.

Pundits talking about Everton challenging for top 6, but I reckon WHU have a better chance. Have bought very well, post-Boleyn hangover should've cleared too...

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by JohnL 04 August, 2017 12:12

maxxi Wrote:
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> red devil Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Prediction time again, gets harder each year.
> >
> > Man City
> > Man Utd
> > Spurs
> > Chelsea
> >
> > Relegated - Brighton, Huddersfield, Watford
>
>
> Bold RD - feel Chelsea have a Mourinho year coming
> up? I think Spurs will too *ducks*.
>
> ManU
> Man C
> Chelsea
> Liverpool
>
> Relegated- Swansea, Bournemouth, Brighton
>
> >
> >
> > Championship - Boro, Reading Shef Wed...

Leave us out of that relegation zone smiling smiley.

Actually Paul Clement is a good manager even if we sell Gylfi - We were hamstrung by Brad Bobley last year.

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by Alan Medic 04 August, 2017 12:32

red devil Wrote:

>
> Spurs have the best first eleven, but also have a
> light squad, plus the Wembley factor, read
> somewhere that the pitch is 6m longer and 5m wider
> than WHL, will make a big difference to their
> pressing game.

Even if that's the case re. the pitch, I presume there is no reason they can't reduce it's size to that of WHL.

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by red devil 04 August, 2017 12:44

England will be playing on it too, would they want to play on such a small pitch? Can't see them upping the goalposts, filling in holes etc every time England play...

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by Alan Medic 04 August, 2017 12:59

Plenty of stadia cater for more than one sport. The Aviva in Dublin for one where both football and rugby are played, sometimes within a couple of days of each other. Hull I think, football and rugby league.

I don't think it's that difficult and if it suits Spurs I'm sure they will do it. Unless there is something in their agreement with Wembley to stop them.

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by red devil 04 August, 2017 13:21

They never shrunk the pitch for Spurs' CL games last season, so perhaps they're not allowed to. Arsenal had a similar problem, don't recall them shrinking the pitch to suit Highbury. They can easily train on Wembley sized pitches, so that will help...

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by Alan Medic 04 August, 2017 13:36

I think last season WH suffered by being on a much larger pitch than they were used to. I imagine the only thing that stopped them reducing the size of the pitch was because the nearest fans would be about three miles away if they did.......☺

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by red devil 04 August, 2017 13:57

Yep, WHL and UP were both very tight, intimidating grounds, even if they shrunk the pitch to suit they won't have that claustrophobic atmosphere. Ironically when WH played Spurs at the OS it was a cracking atmosphere...

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by Alan Medic 04 August, 2017 14:20

Well good for Juan Mata. Hope others follow suit.

[www.telegraph.co.uk]

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by red devil 04 August, 2017 16:58

Even before this he was probably the nicest man in football. I'd quite like to see some of the money currently sloshing around the PL filtering down more to the lower leagues and grassroots football in general. Perhaps a similar levy on TV deals, transfers etc...

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by Alan Medic 05 August, 2017 06:44

Last year I think I predicted Arsenal which shows what I know. So here goes.

Man U
Arsenal
Man C
Spurs

Relegation

Huddersfield
Watford
Brighton

Promoted

Preston
Fulham
Villa

ETA I was going to select for relegation, Spurs, Liverpool and West Ham but that was only because no one would disagree with me......



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messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by Alan Medic 05 August, 2017 09:54

[www.theplayerstribune.com]

This is worth reading, by Juan Mata.

messageRe: Football Focus
Posted by Mick Mac 17 August, 2017 13:49

5-0
Boom

Back in the game! Looking forward to being in the draw next week.

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