Football Season 2017/18

Loving our performance against the Rags in their "Theatre of Dreams" Good to see their supporters go quiet and not get behind their Glorious United  when Otamendi put us 2-1 up......the 3000 noisy neighbours where in good voice....ha ha !! and Jose's usual post match lame excuses.11 points gap best City team in years.Cant see to many dropped points but so far so good.Hope we get Sanchez in January .....nice !

Thanks for the link Chris.

A reference to the tunnel incident no doubt and the milk thrown at him by someone from City.....can understand where our crew our coming from just won the biggest game of the season at there's... euphoria is going off the scale and you have Mr dour face in your dressing room.I think Edison wasn't having it with what Jose was saying to him and it would be fair to say he wasn't welcome in there.

I am in Bluemoon heaven at the moment.....well all season.......Peps one hell of a manager... he's made them so hungry in a way Pellagrini never quite did.Sad when it was Pellagrini's last match as he was a really humble guy but also excited about Guardiola coming in and this season.....Wow !!

 

While City are looking invincible at the moment, and I wouldn't rule out them doing an 'Arsenal' and going the whole season undefeated, the relegation battle is looking really interesting. Palace and the Hammers looking in real trouble only a few weeks ago and now.....almost easy peasy!

Ok Swansea look very weak but Newcastle & Stoke fans must now be getting really worried. A real roller-coaster of a season.  Great viewing for the neutral (my emotional interests rest in League One) but must be nerve-shredding for the clubs' fans.

Really great the improvement with West Ham and wasn't expecting much from Moyes but he's turn it around nicely.Just like Woy at Palace has.

Another emphatic City win.Brilliant the way KDB shut those Spuds up with his goal 3 mins after Deli's horrible tackle.Dani Rose isn't looking all that great I didn't think.

I couldn't make it too the match tonight and had to watch at home but so wish a I had even though we were abysmal at the back and all three of Liverpool's goals took deflections those three goals in under four minutes by Sanchez, Xhaka and Ozil must have taken the roof off the Emirates, brilliant. Two points lost though and we are still in need of a defensive midfielder who can hold his posistion and defend it isn't rocket science protect your back four and defend!

On the train at the moment going to City - Bournemouth can't see us dropping points but never complacent with City.Think we will take them apart though.Looking foward to getting the drinking going with my mates I am meeting there with the City faithful and plenty of singing.....oh the joy ......been looking forward to today all week.

Top day at City - Bournemouth great day out and a brilliant atmosphere in the ground.United drawing made it even sweeter.I am hung over and just about got a voice this morning but what a memory

Wishing all the football season posters a very Happy Christmas - enjoy !

There are lots of things I like and respect about Liverpool FC but Virgil van Dijk going there is not one of them. Citeh, Barca, Real, Hamilton Academicals all would have been fine   The world record fee for a defender is almost neither here nor there. But let's see Saints use it.

Chris,

Good business for Saints with Virgel Van Dijk.I think he always wanted to join Liverpool and work under Klop.Whats your reasons for not wanting him on Merseyside ?

The cash for him should buy them some good players.

Looking great for City now - can't see them throwing away a 15 point lead especially with United being so inconsistant but.......nah ! its not going to happen

Tabby cat posted:
Whats your reasons for not wanting [VvD] on Merseyside ?

Klyne, Lovren, Lallana, Mané and Oxlade-Chamberlain, though the latter via Arsenal.

Some wag on the BBC site has suggested Liverpool might as well buy Saints and call it the Liverpool Academy.

Blue Moon fever very understandable and I wish City well.

I see where your coming from Chris - Southampton a hot bed for developing talent and they all end up at Anfield.

Do admire their passion at Anfield.When you get those Champions leauge nights under the floodlights with the  Liverpool Scarfs all up and the singing - brilliant fans.Also they hate those odious Rags ......whats not to like   

Also the warmth of those scousers they will always have a good chat - even if you where a total stranger 5 mins before

Absolutely Mike. The intervening 6 months since the Reds tried to tap him up have seen his price rise £15M. I did say let's see Saints spend the record fee.

Meanwhile Swansea have provided today's talking point. There are the ordinary things that happen in the world. Then there's PlanetFootball...

Yes, Chris. PlanetFootball seems to be getting stranger and stranger.  Four days ago a guy leaves the Owls because there's grumpiness that the club isn't higher in the Championship (despite reaching the play-offs two seasons in a row) and then Swansea decide he's the guy they need to keep them in the PL. Crazy.

An absorbing 0-0 at Selhurst in today's lunchtime game.  Palace had a few chances to win it, especially in missing a very late penalty (though it was won with a dive), but I suspect they would have taken a point if offered it before the game. City didn't seem their fluid-self today and one or two of their players getting frustrated. Maybe Palace should take credit for that - they worked hard and showed resilience. The relegation battle in the PL continues to look very, very interesting.

With the points lead that Man City has now I think it would take something unprecedented to stop them winning the title. The chase for the remaining three Champions League places will be interesting though, as well as the relegation battle.

MDS posted:

An absorbing 0-0 at Selhurst in today's lunchtime game.  Palace had a few chances to win it, especially in missing a very late penalty (though it was won with a dive), but I suspect they would have taken a point if offered it before the game. City didn't seem their fluid-self today and one or two of their players getting frustrated. Maybe Palace should take credit for that - they worked hard and showed resilience. The relegation battle in the PL continues to look very, very interesting.

Great performance from Palace and City lucky with the penalty as you say Mike not at their fluid best.Missed the game but will watch it on MOTD .Really nice to see the way Hodson has rejuvenated Palace.Its getting very tight in the bottom half of the table still hard to call who will go down.Champions Leauge will be the big one for City there's going to be some big nights next year.Pep will be relishing it I am sure.....bring them on !

Good luck to your Pompey next year

Thanks, Tabby Cat. At the end of 2016 I think we were 8th in League 2 and stuttering. We ended the season as League 2 champions and now sit 6th in League One with a good manager in place so I'm a very happy bunny with the progress we've made in the past 12 months.    

Chris,

Hard one to call The Saints and Palace tonight.They kicked us to death on Sunday !

Think West Ham should beat West Brom especially at home.

Think City will win against West Brom especially at home.Aguero will be starting all the time as Gabriel Jesus is out for 3 months after Palace

 

MDS posted:

I should think Saints are laughing all the way to the bank. What did they pay for Van Dijk, £14m? Can't believe Liverpool now think he's worth £75m, though their centre-backs are weak.  Great business, again, for the Saints.

Crazy money and I would be surprised if he makes that much difference to Liverpool who lack more discipline than one man can replace.

Christopher_M posted:
Tabby cat posted:
its getting very tight in the bottom half of the table still hard to call who will go down.

Massive game at St Mary's on Tues night with Saints v Palace.

And a cr@p result. I'm afraid this knocks it on the head for Pellegrini - sorry, but it ain't working.

Suzy Wong posted:
Christopher_M posted:
Tabby cat posted:
its getting very tight in the bottom half of the table still hard to call who will go down.

Massive game at St Mary's on Tues night with Saints v Palace.

And a cr@p result. I'm afraid this knocks it on the head for Pellegrini - sorry, but it ain't working.

Terrible result. But as I more than hinted with my comment about the sacking of Clement at Swansea, above, I don't necessarily blame the manager.

Christopher_M posted:
Suzy Wong posted:
Christopher_M posted:
Tabby cat posted:
its getting very tight in the bottom half of the table still hard to call who will go down.

Massive game at St Mary's on Tues night with Saints v Palace.

And a cr@p result. I'm afraid this knocks it on the head for Pellegrini - sorry, but it ain't working.

Terrible result. But as I more than hinted with my comment about the sacking of Clement at Swansea, above, I don't necessarily blame the manager.

No need to fret, Chris. You're lot have got a good squad and looooooooooads of money to improve it if necessary.

Another very, very frustrating draw for Arsenal the quality of some of our squad players is truly shocking Callum Chambers especially was and always has been a man out of his depth Rob Holding is only marginally less bad. If our squad is so thin that these players are sent out to face Chelsea in a very important match then why is our manager not buying players?

When Ozil and Sanchez go in the summer without the right investment in the hundreds of millions we will be just another mid table club.

MDS posted:

No need to fret, Chris. You're lot have got a good squad and looooooooooads of money to improve it if necessary.

Thanks Mike. My hope is for pace. A Sadio Mané type player, someone who will terrify defences, maybe not  getting goals themselves but setting up Shane Long, Charlie Austin or Manolo Gabbiadini in the associated defensive chaos. The trouble is I don't know who is out there. Saints aren't the kind of club who are going to spend £50M on a proven, pacey striker.... not the 'Southampton Way', wouldn't do with the wage structure. Let's see what happens...

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