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2018/19 Football Season Thread

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2018/19 Football Season Thread

Postby PorkChop » Aug 14, '18, 6:41 am

Who are your picks:

Premier League winner:

Champions League places:

Europa League places:

Relegation:

Mine are as follows -

Premier League winners: Man City

Champions League places: Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea

Europa League places: Man United, Spurs

Relegation: Cardiff, Huddersfield, Brighton

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Re: 2018/19 Football Season Thread

Postby AkydefGoldberg » Aug 14, '18, 6:50 am

Premier League winners: Man City

Champions League places: Tottenham, Liverpool, Manchester United

Europa League places: Arsenal, Chelsea

Relegation: Southampton, Huddersfield, Cardiff City

Champions League: Juventus
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Re: 2018/19 Football Season Thread

Postby PorkChop » Aug 14, '18, 7:03 am

I did think about putting Southampton down in the relegation places. I went to uni down south and have quite a few mates who support Saints, who are convinced that Mark Hughes is a great manager, and have mentioned their hopes of finishing 9th or 10th this season. It's mad.
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Re: 2018/19 Football Season Thread

Postby AkydefGoldberg » Aug 14, '18, 9:28 am

Southampton will have the same problems as last season: scoring goals and with Hughes, they'll concede more than they put in the back of the net.

Not invested much over the summer and they were lucky other teams were poor last season otherwise they would have gone down.

How are the prospects for Villa this season @PorkChop? Bruce stays, so does Grealish and new investment appears to keep the club's financial position more secure.
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Re: 2018/19 Football Season Thread

Postby PorkChop » Aug 14, '18, 10:13 am

I feel that the only thing separating Villa from certain promotion is a good manager.

Villa have the best squad in the league, and did last season as well. It's a disgrace that nobody considers Bruce's tenure as a disaster, considering that he's basically managing the Man City of the Championship and the best he could muster was 4th place and a play off loss.

Bruce had to put up with a lot of things off the field last year, but ultimately he should do better. Anything other than promotion this season will be a failure.
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Re: 2018/19 Football Season Thread

Postby AkydefGoldberg » Aug 19, '18, 12:14 pm

FFS someone shoot me. I acted upon a few reports of Aguero of being dropped and took him out and as I feared he bags a hat-trick! Glad I'm not the only one who made that abysmal error. As a FF rookie, I'll have to take it on the chin. Inclined to include Mendy but that's dependent on injury avoidance.
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Re: 2018/19 Football Season Thread

Postby PorkChop » Aug 27, '18, 3:47 pm

Mourinho's third season syndrome is real.

Who do you want to replace him Aky?
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Re: 2018/19 Football Season Thread

Postby AkydefGoldberg » Aug 28, '18, 8:27 am

I think Mourinho will and needs to get more time until there's been a sufficient run of games. I don't think the players have downed tools like Chelsea did in 15/16, it's more a case that Jose's man management of hammering his players has shattered their confidence and thus they are prone to the performances displayed by Lindelof last night. He said he won't hammer players publicly this season but whether or not that really changes much IDK.

United are struggling regardless of whether Mourinho stays or goes as there's issues that go beyond the manager and his players yet Jose shouldn't be hidden away from criticism no matter how hard he tries to remind us all he's won 3 PL titles.

When he goes mid-season, give it to Carrick until end of season! But next summer, I think if United get in a director of football structure above, which they badly need as they've spent hundreds of millions of pounds poorly since Fergie retired and Woodward, unlike his summer intervention in deciding Utd needed no defensive reinforcements, isn't skilled to do transfer business so that's why Monaco's Leonardo Jardim may be a decent bet as I don't think Zidane is suited to the job of reinvigorating a squad, and club, that is in a mess.
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Re: 2018/19 Football Season Thread

Postby PorkChop » Aug 29, '18, 10:36 am

- Villa have the best squad in the Championship, with the highest wage bill

- Can't beat Ipswich, who had 10 men for 60 minutes

- Scrape a draw against Brentford after going behind twice

- Can't beat Reading

- Lose to Burton Albion after fielding 5 right backs, lumping it up to a 5"2, teenage striker who has never scored a goal, and only manage 2 shots on target all game

- Steve Bruce still has supporters who say he's the right man for the job

- Wot
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Re: 2018/19 Football Season Thread

Postby PorkChop » Sep 11, '18, 1:42 pm

Lose 4-1 to Sheffield United

STILL some people think there's nobody better than Steve Bruce
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