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Football Season 2017/18

Kevin-W ·
As requested by Steve (Paper Plane) on the 16/17 thread, here's a new one for 2017/18. All leagues/divisions welcome. Come on you Irons!
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VladtheImpala ·
Thank you, Kevin. As an Everton supporter, I'm unusually optimistic for the coming season. A number of good new signings, the return of Wayne Rooney and Koeman still at the helm. COYB!
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fatcat ·
Can I take it, you expect the Hammers to be in championship next season.
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Kevin-W ·
Well, FC, if we repeat our stunning transfer window performance of last season, we'll be spending most of this one languishing in the relegation zone...
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fatcat ·
My prediction for the season. Lukako will become the next Gary Birtles, sold in the next transfer window. He has his strengths. He’s powerful, fast and a good finisher. But, he scores most of his goals against relegation fodder, usually late on in the game when the opposition is pushing lots of defenders forward or disheartened. He struggles to score against the top teams with well organised defences. It could be argued it will be different at Man U, he’ll be playing with better players. But...
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MDS ·
Crikey, Kevin. Your lot could be played my lot in the Championship in the 18/19 season. Anyway, less than 4 weeks to go. I'm getting excited. Have also missed Jeff Stelling, Soccer AM etc during the summer.
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Kevin-W ·
Yep. Usually us.
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fatcat ·
You're right. Up until last season I don't think he'd ever failed to score against the Hammers in an Everton shirt..
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Chris Dolan ·
So that's two "European Cups" in successive years
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Spudgun ·
Another Evertonian here. I'm really looking forward to this season. We've bought astutely and we've bought early for a change. Koeman's getting rid of our "inferiority complex" players. Brought in skillful players with great work-rate, the tempo will be totally different and we won't have to tailor our play to just the one striker. I really like what's happening! COYB!
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VladtheImpala ·
Yes, a very refreshing change to our usual transfer dealings! I don't think Koeman's trading is done yet - Sigurdsson and another striker according to the rumour mill at work. I think Lukaku will score a shedload for the Mankychester Utd but will give it until Christmas before "His Satanic Majesty" Mourinho starts to criticise him openly. Isn't it this season the Divine Mr M he is scheduled to fall out with his current club? COYB!
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MDS ·
Looks like the Toffee's are shaping up for a good season. But, sorry guys, it must hurt that you're still only going to be second best in the city.
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VladtheImpala ·
Is our new stadium in finished already and in Madrid???
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fatcat ·
We’ve never been second best.
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MDS ·
Blimey! Are the thinking of Accrington or Tranmere perhaps?
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Chris Dolan ·
Marine?
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VladtheImpala ·
Not that I'm in any way a bitter Blue, but did you know that an anagram of Anfield is fan lied? I'm an easy going person so I'm prepared just to call them deluded. Does anyone know the difference between Anfield and Anfield cemetery? Me neither.
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fatcat ·
My dads in anfield cemetery. He’ll be turning in his grave.
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VladtheImpala ·
Probably trying to turn his back on Anfield! Apologies for the irreverence. The rivalry between EFC and the other lot makes for odd behaviour. A Blue relative of mine worked in the city center and commuted in by car. The quickest route was past "The Other Place" but he always took a route by which it was not possible to see it!
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thebigfredc ·
Yes looking forward to September and the start of the season. I fancy a Dallas v Atlanta super bowl this year. Ray
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sjbabbey ·
Spudgun, nice pic of Neston Street. Shame about the dump at the end of it.
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Kevin-W ·
Looks like we are getting a Hart transplant.... http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40625646
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Chris Dolan ·
I thought that it was going to be Miranda - similar ability
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Tabby cat ·
Great business if you do Kev.Great keeper why we sent him on lone for Bravo was a bit of a rik. Well pleased that City have got Kyle Walker from the Spuds......f###ing awesome defender. Think he will be brilliant, especially as Pep loves his defenders going on the attack. Cant wait to our first game away to Brighton.....and I have a ticket. How was the Frapp last weekend ? Wishing you a good day Kev
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MDS ·
A good keeper, and likely highly motivated to show Pep he was wrong. Very good signing if your lot pull it off,
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Christopher_M ·
Plenty of self-belief but does he have a weakness at the left hand post though? (I think I may have read that somewhere, apologies if I've mixed him up with some other goalie).
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Christopher_M ·
Meanwhile The Sun reports that a Virgil van Dijk move to Anfield is back on and that Liverpool is the only club the player wants to move to.
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MDS ·
If so, the Saints should be charging Liverpool an extra 25% 'tapping-up' charge on top of the transfer fee.
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Tabby cat ·
Hi Spud, Whats you views on Rooneys return.Do you think he will a regular starter or more off the bench ? Icing on the cake for Wayne going home.I know hes lost a bit of pace but still got a lot to offer a team>great skill and vision and experience .
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Christopher_M ·
Saints would deserve triple points on their Nectar card, as a major supplier.
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Kevin-W ·
Cheers Ian. Hopefully we will get one or both of Marko Arnautavich and Javier Hernandez (although the latter loks unlikely). The Frapp were brilliant - but you knew I'd say that!
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Tabby cat ·
Kev, Spot on - about the Frapp I never expected anything but a big thumbs up. On the latest avater front......any chance of some hauntingly beautiful face reinstated.....I know Syd is a British treasure and all that and of cause it's your call.But from one of your many adoring forum public !! Was reading a post in HiFI corner this morning which seems to have vanished. I came to the realisation that the padded cell is actually a place of sanity. Couldnt believe how some posters get so...
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Christopher_M ·
Cuco Martina has signed for Everton. I think he was playing right back on Boxing Day 2015, when he scored this goal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b27Oz7tBy2I forever endearing himself to Saints fans. Good luck Cuco!
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Tabby cat ·
Wishing you all the best Chris for the future with regard to your redundancy. Keeping my fingers crossed for you -Sorry didn't add to your redundancy post as so many replies offered brilliant advice.As H.H says it's incredible warming the wisdom and empathy from the Forum Wishing the Saints a good season. Cheers Ian
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Christopher_M ·
Thank you, Ian, this is very good of you. As it is of all who have repsonded so generously on the particular redundancy thread. I'm sort of keeping my powder dry at the moment because there are a few irons in the fire and there may be changes/ developments. I want you to know I supported City as a boy in the Franny Lee-Colin Bell years, basically because I liked the sky blue shirts. I've always enjoyed working there, including in the Maine Rd days, 'fifteen pounds to look after yer car,...
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Romi ·
Rooney return to Everton, I feel will be beneficial to the rest of the team. He has come home, he's been there, done that, he can offer his experience, it will not be so much as to what he can offer as a footballer on the field, but more what he can offer or show off the pitch.
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VladtheImpala ·
I agree - Rooney has a winning mentality, a strong team ethic and a lot of medals! He has shown with Man U a willingness to sacrifice his individuality for the benefit of his team. He is not the player he once was but is still a very gifted player. In what position, though? He is a better passer (with either foot), holds onto the ball better, can take a mean free kick or set piece than e.g. Barkley. Attacking midfield??? Lone striker or in a two with Sandro??? Let's see if Koeman can figure...
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Tabby cat ·
Chris, Thanks so much for your story working as a photographer with your working trips at City.Found it very interesting what you said about camara angles for the best pictures and where photographer's get to sit I often watch City's channel on YouTube and it always strikes me what a friendly bunch of people they are from the Kitmen,official club photographer's etc. It's amazing the transformation at City.I remember when Sheik Monsour brought the club and Mark Hughes was the manager and they...
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Christopher_M ·
City have signed Mendy, Ian, according to Beeb. Big money. Meanwhile Virgil van Dijk 'trains on his own' at Saints
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Chris Dolan ·
Liverpool have signed Hull's defender Andrew Robertson in an initial £8m deal. Robertson is Liverpool's third summer signing following the arrival of Roma winger Mohamed Salah and Chelsea striker Dominic Solanke.
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Kevin-W ·
Vamos Hammers indeed!
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JamieWednesday ·
I enjoyed Chelsea dismantling Arsenal in the friendly at the weekend. We're usually awful pre-season but I hope this performance sets standards for the season. And the Charity Shield (which we also sometimes let slip)!
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Christopher_M ·
^^^
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Tabby cat ·
Thanks MDS, Brought a big smile about our defence spend.Sad to see Kolorov move on but getting Mendy and Walker should be exciting and Ederson in goal should be tasty -then again I thought that about Bravo this time last season ! Nice business if it pays off.Its a real reflection on how much money is in the game.In a way it's obscene,but the reality is we live in a capitalist world.I suppose when Guidola discussed next season with Sheik Monsour and highlighted what needed to be strengthened...
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MDS ·
Thanks Tabby Cat. Linvoy is still part of the club. Some sort of unpaid ambassador. Muntari was a good player for us, albeit with a terrible disciplinary record. He's playing in Italy now and you might recall a bit of publicity earlier this year when he walked off the pitch because of racist chanting and the ref booked him for it. And while we're reminiscing, my memories of City were the stylish days of Bell and Summerbee, plus the canny Francis Lee. Given the clogging that was allowed back...
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Bob the Builder ·
Sevilla v FC Leipzig and Arsenal v Benfica tomorrow at the Emirates hopefully a first look at Lacazette and Ozil playing together should be a good day out.
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thebigfredc ·
Can't believe Ozil still gets a game - how many seasons will it take before Wenger realises Ozils not suited to English football.
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Christopher_M ·
Neymar!
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Tabby cat ·
Neymar ! The personification of the game being a wash with money. Awesome player - but £40 million a year salary WTF !
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