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Title: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: heganboy on July 19, 2017, 04:00:44 PM
Step right up folks, place your bets now!
Who is feeling cocky, and who is afraid?

the top 6 are really pulling away from the rest according to the bookies- See below the pricing from Ger Power's big brother Pat.


Man City 15/8 
Man Utd 10/3 
Chelsea 7/2 
Tottenham 9/1 
Liverpool 11/1 
Arsenal 11/1 
Everton 70/1
Leicester 250/1
Southampton 250/1
Stoke 500/1
Newcastle 500/1
Crystal Palace 500/1
West Ham 500/1
West Brom 750/1
Brighton 750/1
Bournemouth 750/1
Swansea 750/1
Burnley 1000/1
Watford 1000/1
Huddersfield 2500/1
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: laoislad on July 19, 2017, 04:25:31 PM
Top 4
Man City
Liverpool
Chelsea
Man United

Relegated
Brighton
Huddersfield
Swansea
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Esmarelda on July 19, 2017, 05:07:27 PM
It's intriguing as always. City seem to have gone mad with attacking players but have serious issues at the back. Is Pep going to discard the traditional full-back role as he seemed to do last year? Are they good enough at the back to actually win it?

I'm unconvinced about Lukaku against tight defences so the jury is still out on United too. Will Miki and Pogba improve much from their first season? Will they keep De Gea?

Spurs's ability to handle playing away from WHL is an obvious question. I don't think Arsenal or Liverpool will challenge.

I'm interested to see how Leicester, Watford and Palace do under their new managers. I fear for Bilic at West Ham and I think Everton will be mid-table with their new signings and European football to consider. Also keen to see how Bournemouth do with Defoe and Ake added.

I'll take a guess at United for the title.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: magpie seanie on July 19, 2017, 05:21:23 PM
Top 4
United
City
Chelsea
Spurs

Relegated
Swansea
Burnley
Huddersfield
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: thewobbler on July 19, 2017, 05:24:37 PM
It'll be similar to last year, although I'm hoping that Chelsea's European involvement might see them dropping a few more points and giving everyone else a target in the spring.

That's got to be the first time I've ever seen either Liverpool or Arsenal behind Spurs in the odds. Personally I don't think Wembley is going to be Spurs' big issue so much as keeping their "poor underpaid" players focused unless they start the season with a bang.

Man Utd should improve in last year but so far all they've really done is replace a lazy goal machine with another lazy goal machine. That won't fix their creativity problems.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: dclane on July 19, 2017, 05:25:38 PM

I'll take a guess at United for the title.
Top 4
United
City
Chelsea
Spurs

Rafa is good lads but I can't see him winning the title with Newcastle.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Cunny Funt on July 19, 2017, 05:28:16 PM
Top 4
Man City
Man United
Liverpool
Chelsea

Relegated
Brighton
Huddersfield
Bournemouth
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Captain Scarlet on July 19, 2017, 06:01:44 PM
So much depends on whether or not Chelsea get their hands on a serious replacement for Costa. Seeing the stats they are the best counterattacking team around so they might not need a direct Costa type player to replace.
The new MF guy who I am too lazy to spell right now should form a serious barrier with Kante so the top three will have even more freedom.
City are after another right back in Danilo, but have yet to shore up the centre or left side of defence. Plus their keeper might need time to settle.
Liverpool need more solidity too. Arsenal could do their usual along the way if they keep Sanchez.

United and Spurs are like Chelsea in that they have the most solid bases from the back to build on. Still need a serious man beisde or as back-up for Kane mind.

I think it will be (but it's a toss-up for now until the window shuts)
Chelsea
United
City
Spurs

I would expect that Brighton and Huddersfield will go right back down and West Ham have potential to fall apart as well.

I think Everton are a bit off the pace. Bournemouth could shake up the chasing pack a bit if Josh King has the same form and in fairness a lot of their season went dodgy when Ake went back to Chelsea. Begovic is a very good keeper. Defoe will get goals and they have a solid outfit overall. A team I would like to see do well.

Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: ziggy90 on July 19, 2017, 07:20:58 PM
Where are Arseton Vile in the betting?
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: seafoid on July 19, 2017, 07:37:19 PM
Liverpool don't have enough money. Tottenham won't spend any money. Arsenal have Wenger. Man Utd are still lost.
So probably between Chelsea and Man City .
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on July 24, 2017, 03:04:05 PM
Man City have now spent £200m including over £100m on 2 full backs and nobody bats an eyelid
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: seafoid on July 24, 2017, 03:14:53 PM
Man City have now spent £200m including over £100m on 2 full backs and nobody bats an eyelid
It's all about money. Has been for 25 years

Before the EPL Man U won 7 titles.
They won 13 of the next 25 .
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: tiempo on July 24, 2017, 03:21:05 PM
Man City have now spent £200m including over £100m on 2 full backs and nobody bats an eyelid

£133m on 3 full backs, £220m in total i heard on the radio this morning. The whole thing exists in a bubble and no-one seems to mind. Gary Lineker on £40k pw (all year) to piddle around in a studio talking footy for an hour a week for a few Saturdays. I don't care what the man sitting next to me in the office earns and good luck to anyone worth their big bucks but some of the money washed through football is criminal - literally. Linekar is stealing a living.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: screenexile on July 24, 2017, 03:29:00 PM
Man City have now spent £200m including over £100m on 2 full backs and nobody bats an eyelid

United have spent £160m on just 2 players in the last 2 years . . . why is what City are doing any different?!
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: ashman on July 24, 2017, 03:43:09 PM
Serious question .

How can any one take the serious anymore , particularly here in Ireland . 
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: thebigfella on July 24, 2017, 03:48:52 PM
Liverpool have zero chance of a top 4 I reckon and might even struggle to get above Everton. I like Klopp but unless  they get out of the blocks quick, I think he could gone by Christmas.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Esmarelda on July 24, 2017, 03:54:02 PM
Serious question .

How can any one take the serious anymore , particularly here in Ireland .
Could you clarify the serious question? Why would it not be taken seriously, and why would the Irish see it differently than any other group of people?
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: ashman on July 24, 2017, 09:49:59 PM
Serious question .

How can any one take the serious anymore , particularly here in Ireland .
Could you clarify the serious question? Why would it not be taken seriously, and why would the Irish see it differently than any other group of people?

Why do Irish people take the EPL so seriously ? It baffles me .  I
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: screenexile on July 24, 2017, 10:53:57 PM
Serious question .

How can any one take the serious anymore , particularly here in Ireland .
Could you clarify the serious question? Why would it not be taken seriously, and why would the Irish see it differently than any other group of people?

Why do Irish people take the EPL so seriously ? It baffles me .  I

I'm the same... have seen grown men start fights over the head of it and best friends fall out over a group of over paid foreign lads who have no allegiance to anyone.

My favourite is when United fans proclaim that I know nothing about football when they just decided one day to support the most successful team in the league and therefore know more than everyone!

It does provide me with endless fun winding the hoors up though... they take it so seriously!!
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: manfromdelmonte on July 24, 2017, 11:21:27 PM
surely it's Liverpool's year?

the same as last year, and the year before...
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: ONeill on July 24, 2017, 11:28:33 PM
1. Man U
2. Man C
3. Arsenal
4. Chelsea

18. Hudd
19. Brighton
20. Bournemouth

Surprise: Newcastle
Shockers: Liverpool
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: seafoid on July 25, 2017, 01:10:56 AM
Serious question .

How can any one take the serious anymore , particularly here in Ireland .
Could you clarify the serious question? Why would it not be taken seriously, and why would the Irish see it differently than any other group of people?

Why do Irish people take the EPL so seriously ? It baffles me .  I

I'm the same... have seen grown men start fights over the head of it and best friends fall out over a group of over paid foreign lads who have no allegiance to anyone.

My favourite is when United fans proclaim that I know nothing about football when they just decided one day to support the most successful team in the league and therefore know more than everyone!

It does provide me with endless fun though winding the hoors up though... they take it so seriously!!
I think.it's funny when the players kiss their badges

Everyone''s a prostitute
https://youtu.be/rwOQP4ouot4
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Esmarelda on July 25, 2017, 09:28:44 AM
Serious question .

How can any one take the serious anymore , particularly here in Ireland .
Could you clarify the serious question? Why would it not be taken seriously, and why would the Irish see it differently than any other group of people?

Why do Irish people take the EPL so seriously ? It baffles me .  I
It was the "anymore" bit that I didn't understand. As if something had changed.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: nrico2006 on July 25, 2017, 10:24:57 AM
Man City have now spent £200m including over £100m on 2 full backs and nobody bats an eyelid

United have spent £160m on just 2 players in the last 2 years . . . why is what City are doing any different?!

City have spent a lot more than United though.  Look at the money they spent last summer and this summer alone.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: manfromdelmonte on July 25, 2017, 10:39:02 AM
Serious question .

How can any one take the serious anymore , particularly here in Ireland .
Could you clarify the serious question? Why would it not be taken seriously, and why would the Irish see it differently than any other group of people?

Why do Irish people take the EPL so seriously ? It baffles me .  I

I'm the same... have seen grown men start fights over the head of it and best friends fall out over a group of over paid foreign lads who have no allegiance to anyone.

My favourite is when United fans proclaim that I know nothing about football when they just decided one day to support the most successful team in the league and therefore know more than everyone!

It does provide me with endless fun though winding the hoors up though... they take it so seriously!!
I think.it's funny when the players kiss their badges

Everyone''s a prostitute
https://youtu.be/rwOQP4ouot4
he's the andy moran of the premier league

Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on July 25, 2017, 11:57:08 AM
Not the Premier League but £160m for an 18 year old Mbappe..  :o
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: seafoid on July 25, 2017, 12:03:47 PM
Not the Premier League but £160m for an 18 year old Mbappe..  :o
Monaco must be a selling club
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Walter Cronc on July 25, 2017, 01:13:05 PM
https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/soccer/english-soccer/despite-investing-in-academies-english-clubs-aren-t-playing-the-kids-1.3166265
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: magpie seanie on July 26, 2017, 04:31:26 PM
Serious question .

How can any one take the serious anymore , particularly here in Ireland .
Could you clarify the serious question? Why would it not be taken seriously, and why would the Irish see it differently than any other group of people?

Why do Irish people take the EPL so seriously ? It baffles me .  I

I'm the same... have seen grown men start fights over the head of it and best friends fall out over a group of over paid foreign lads who have no allegiance to anyone.

My favourite is when United fans proclaim that I know nothing about football when they just decided one day to support the most successful team in the league and therefore know more than everyone!

It does provide me with endless fun winding the hoors up though... they take it so seriously!!


Proving how little you know with this bit. It's not cool or funny to make stuff up and present it as fact. Though if it amuses you go ahead, I want you to be happy.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: magpie seanie on July 26, 2017, 04:33:28 PM
Man City have now spent £200m including over £100m on 2 full backs and nobody bats an eyelid

United have spent £160m on just 2 players in the last 2 years . . . why is what City are doing any different?!

City have spent a lot more than United though.  Look at the money they spent last summer and this summer alone.


United earn their own money though. City's rise in status is built on the misery of others.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: screenexile on July 26, 2017, 05:10:37 PM
Serious question .

How can any one take the serious anymore , particularly here in Ireland .
Could you clarify the serious question? Why would it not be taken seriously, and why would the Irish see it differently than any other group of people?

Why do Irish people take the EPL so seriously ? It baffles me .  I

I'm the same... have seen grown men start fights over the head of it and best friends fall out over a group of over paid foreign lads who have no allegiance to anyone.

My favourite is when United fans proclaim that I know nothing about football when they just decided one day to support the most successful team in the league and therefore know more than everyone!

It does provide me with endless fun winding the hoors up though... they take it so seriously!!


Proving how little you know with this bit. It's not cool or funny to make stuff up and present it as fact. Though if it amuses you go ahead, I want you to be happy.

You doubt the fact that a number/the majority of United fans have only started supporting them in the last 20 years???
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on July 26, 2017, 05:34:22 PM
Serious question .

How can any one take the serious anymore , particularly here in Ireland .
Could you clarify the serious question? Why would it not be taken seriously, and why would the Irish see it differently than any other group of people?

Why do Irish people take the EPL so seriously ? It baffles me .  I

I'm the same... have seen grown men start fights over the head of it and best friends fall out over a group of over paid foreign lads who have no allegiance to anyone.

My favourite is when United fans proclaim that I know nothing about football when they just decided one day to support the most successful team in the league and therefore know more than everyone!

It does provide me with endless fun winding the hoors up though... they take it so seriously!!


Proving how little you know with this bit. It's not cool or funny to make stuff up and present it as fact. Though if it amuses you go ahead, I want you to be happy.

You doubt the fact that a number/the majority of United fans have only started supporting them in the last 20 years???

Utd had as big a fan base as let's say Liverpool before Utd won all the EPL's based on a few factors, one being the Busby babes, the titles won during that period and the fact that they were the first English team to win the European cup, add in the big Irish connection with past players were all reasons why Ireland had a big Utd following...

Factor in parents influences on kids picking teams and it's very simple to see why they have a big support... you'll always get bandwagon supporters sure there are loads of Irish Chelsea supporters ! Strange
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: magpie seanie on July 27, 2017, 09:17:56 AM
Serious question .

How can any one take the serious anymore , particularly here in Ireland .
Could you clarify the serious question? Why would it not be taken seriously, and why would the Irish see it differently than any other group of people?

Why do Irish people take the EPL so seriously ? It baffles me .  I

I'm the same... have seen grown men start fights over the head of it and best friends fall out over a group of over paid foreign lads who have no allegiance to anyone.

My favourite is when United fans proclaim that I know nothing about football when they just decided one day to support the most successful team in the league and therefore know more than everyone!

It does provide me with endless fun winding the hoors up though... they take it so seriously!!


Proving how little you know with this bit. It's not cool or funny to make stuff up and present it as fact. Though if it amuses you go ahead, I want you to be happy.

You doubt the fact that a number/the majority of United fans have only started supporting them in the last 20 years???

Utd had as big a fan base as let's say Liverpool before Utd won all the EPL's based on a few factors, one being the Busby babes, the titles won during that period and the fact that they were the first English team to win the European cup, add in the big Irish connection with past players were all reasons why Ireland had a big Utd following...

Factor in parents influences on kids picking teams and it's very simple to see why they have a big support... you'll always get bandwagon supporters sure there are loads of Irish Chelsea supporters ! Strange


Well put MR. United have had huge support in Ireland and worldwide since the Busby Babes and the Best/Law/Charlton eras. Highest average home league attendance 35 of the last 40 seasons in England, a lot of those seasons there was no league title and a lot of disappointment. I know it's difficult to understand but even going 26 years without a league title, United were still one of the biggest clubs in the world at that time.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: laoislad on August 02, 2017, 05:42:23 PM
I see the Man United team bus got clamped in Dublin today..
I'm surprised the bus they parked in front of the goal at Anfield last season wasn't clamped also.... ;D
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Dinny Breen on August 02, 2017, 05:46:41 PM
Having less and less interest as the years go by, Sky in trouble so perhaps when the financial side collapses it might reignite my interest. Next season will follow the money

Man City
Man United
Chelsea
Arsenal

Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: mrdeeds on August 02, 2017, 07:23:52 PM
The money involved in Neymar transfer is disgusting. I know not Premier League but some of transfer valuation in it is outrageous. 50 million for Walker. Swansea wanting 50 mill for Sig.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on August 02, 2017, 07:28:41 PM
The money involved in Neymar transfer is disgusting. I know not Premier League but some of transfer valuation in it is outrageous. 50 million for Walker. Swansea wanting 50 mill for Sig.

Ah footballs mad, just go with it it's not worth fighting it anymore.. If this goes through and it looks like it might FFP is fcuked the likes of City, PSG will be able do what they like in the future possibly relegating Real, Barca et al to the role of also rans..
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Syferus on August 02, 2017, 07:58:40 PM
The money involved in Neymar transfer is disgusting. I know not Premier League but some of transfer valuation in it is outrageous. 50 million for Walker. Swansea wanting 50 mill for Sig.

Ah footballs mad, just go with it it's not worth fighting it anymore.. If this goes through and it looks like it might FFP is fcuked the likes of City, PSG will be able do what they like in the future possibly relegating Real, Barca et al to the role of also rans..

You're mad if you think Real or Barca will ever be also rans.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: mrdeeds on August 02, 2017, 08:00:52 PM
The money involved in Neymar transfer is disgusting. I know not Premier League but some of transfer valuation in it is outrageous. 50 million for Walker. Swansea wanting 50 mill for Sig.

Ah footballs mad, just go with it it's not worth fighting it anymore.. If this goes through and it looks like it might FFP is fcuked the likes of City, PSG will be able do what they like in the future possibly relegating Real, Barca et al to the role of also rans..

You're mad if you think Real or Barca will ever be also rans.

Barca are dwarfed by Messi wages and the fact he has to be the main man. Maybe should have sold Messi and made Neymar main man. The draw of playing for the big two in La Liga will always exist.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on August 02, 2017, 08:01:27 PM
The money involved in Neymar transfer is disgusting. I know not Premier League but some of transfer valuation in it is outrageous. 50 million for Walker. Swansea wanting 50 mill for Sig.

Ah footballs mad, just go with it it's not worth fighting it anymore.. If this goes through and it looks like it might FFP is fcuked the likes of City, PSG will be able do what they like in the future possibly relegating Real, Barca et al to the role of also rans..

You're mad if you think Real or Barca will ever be also rans.

Jaysus lad I know ur not the brightest star in the sky but the transfer we're talking about is a guy willing to leave Barca to join PSG..
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Syferus on August 02, 2017, 08:36:17 PM
The money involved in Neymar transfer is disgusting. I know not Premier League but some of transfer valuation in it is outrageous. 50 million for Walker. Swansea wanting 50 mill for Sig.

Ah footballs mad, just go with it it's not worth fighting it anymore.. If this goes through and it looks like it might FFP is fcuked the likes of City, PSG will be able do what they like in the future possibly relegating Real, Barca et al to the role of also rans..

You're mad if you think Real or Barca will ever be also rans.

Jaysus lad I know ur not the brightest star in the sky but the transfer we're talking about is a guy willing to leave Barca to join PSG..

For about £515,000 a week in wages and to get out from Messi's shadow and challenge for PotY awards. Very similar situation to Kyrie Irving in Cleveland.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on August 02, 2017, 08:42:59 PM
The money involved in Neymar transfer is disgusting. I know not Premier League but some of transfer valuation in it is outrageous. 50 million for Walker. Swansea wanting 50 mill for Sig.

Ah footballs mad, just go with it it's not worth fighting it anymore.. If this goes through and it looks like it might FFP is fcuked the likes of City, PSG will be able do what they like in the future possibly relegating Real, Barca et al to the role of also rans..

You're mad if you think Real or Barca will ever be also rans.

Jaysus lad I know ur not the brightest star in the sky but the transfer we're talking about is a guy willing to leave Barca to join PSG..

For about £515,000 a week in wages and to get out from Messi's shadow and challenge for PotY awards. Very similar situation to Kyrie Irving in Cleveland.

Aye and the point is that money is endless with these clubs and if FFP isn't there to keep them in check the players will all end up playing for these clubs.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Syferus on August 02, 2017, 09:47:58 PM
The money involved in Neymar transfer is disgusting. I know not Premier League but some of transfer valuation in it is outrageous. 50 million for Walker. Swansea wanting 50 mill for Sig.

Ah footballs mad, just go with it it's not worth fighting it anymore.. If this goes through and it looks like it might FFP is fcuked the likes of City, PSG will be able do what they like in the future possibly relegating Real, Barca et al to the role of also rans..

You're mad if you think Real or Barca will ever be also rans.

Jaysus lad I know ur not the brightest star in the sky but the transfer we're talking about is a guy willing to leave Barca to join PSG..

For about £515,000 a week in wages and to get out from Messi's shadow and challenge for PotY awards. Very similar situation to Kyrie Irving in Cleveland.

Aye and the point is that money is endless with these clubs and if FFP isn't there to keep them in check the players will all end up playing for these clubs.

The money ain't endless when his contract and transfer fee comes to around £450 million, for one easily injurable player. Even PSG can't leverage that sort of money many times in a generation.

Real and Barca are complete money machines in a relatively soft league and will always be superpowers at European level.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on August 02, 2017, 10:18:51 PM
The money involved in Neymar transfer is disgusting. I know not Premier League but some of transfer valuation in it is outrageous. 50 million for Walker. Swansea wanting 50 mill for Sig.

Ah footballs mad, just go with it it's not worth fighting it anymore.. If this goes through and it looks like it might FFP is fcuked the likes of City, PSG will be able do what they like in the future possibly relegating Real, Barca et al to the role of also rans..

You're mad if you think Real or Barca will ever be also rans.

Jaysus lad I know ur not the brightest star in the sky but the transfer we're talking about is a guy willing to leave Barca to join PSG..

For about £515,000 a week in wages and to get out from Messi's shadow and challenge for PotY awards. Very similar situation to Kyrie Irving in Cleveland.

Aye and the point is that money is endless with these clubs and if FFP isn't there to keep them in check the players will all end up playing for these clubs.

The money ain't endless when his contract and transfer fee comes to around £450 million, for one easily injurable player. Even PSG can't leverage that sort of money many times in a generation.

Real and Barca are complete money machines in a relatively soft league and will always be superpowers at European level.

I give up, you are right.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on August 02, 2017, 10:20:06 PM
Soft teams like Madrid Barca and Atletico ;D ;D
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Syferus on August 02, 2017, 10:57:07 PM
Soft teams like Madrid Barca and Atletico ;D ;D

Soft teams like Eibar - stadium with a capacity of 7,000- and Leganes with a stadium capacity of 10,000. La Liga money is hoovered up by the big two and to a lesser extent by Atletico. They don't have anything close to the resources the bottom half of the EPL can call upon every single year.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on August 11, 2017, 09:05:01 PM
Is it too early for the #wengerout campaign to start??
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: AZOffaly on August 11, 2017, 09:06:45 PM
I'd say DT has the banner there already.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Main Street on August 11, 2017, 09:22:26 PM
A4 size?
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: laoislad on August 11, 2017, 09:29:40 PM
Game of the season so far.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Captain Obvious on August 11, 2017, 09:39:00 PM
Leicester City unlucky they didn't get something out of that game. A good watchable game helped along with some awful defending.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: StGallsGAA on August 12, 2017, 12:19:02 AM
Both teams have in common that both are past PL winners without a chance in hell of winning it any time again soon!
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: seafoid on August 12, 2017, 09:58:59 AM
Enjoy the overpaid egos while you can. The funding model for TV sport is banjaxed

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-08-11/espn-s-surrender-to-grim-new-reality

Maybe everything goes in circles and we will end up with Sports Stadium 2.0
I wouldn't throw it out of the bed for eating biscuits
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: dclane on August 12, 2017, 10:29:50 AM
Both teams have in common that both are past PL winners without a chance in hell of winning it any time again soon!
Same as Man United so.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on August 12, 2017, 04:26:09 PM
I wouldn't have expected their fans to be ecstatic but the champions getting booed off at ht in the opening game just about sums up modern day football fans.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: imtommygunn on August 12, 2017, 11:17:28 PM
Was it the team or the ref they were booing though?
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on August 13, 2017, 12:21:29 PM
Just catching up with yesterdays action this morning, delighted to see Rooney score on his homecoming. I will never have the warm fuzzy feeling about him I have for other former Utd players but I don't have the hate for him that some seem to possess  :-\
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: seafoid on August 13, 2017, 04:13:19 PM
Tthe Spuds players get paid far less than other teams. Max per week is exceeded by what galactico teams like Crystal palace pay. It could be a big theme this season.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on August 13, 2017, 10:00:43 PM
Good start for all the big money new strikers, I think they all got off the mark?

Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: under the bar on August 13, 2017, 10:21:37 PM
Tthe Spuds players get paid far less than other teams. Max per week is exceeded by what galactico teams like Crystal palace pay. It could be a big theme this season.

Spurs will struggle to attract top player due to their wage structure and are a few top players short of what's needed to win the EPL.   
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Norf Tyrone on August 14, 2017, 12:00:39 AM
I wouldn't have expected their fans to be ecstatic but the champions getting booed off at ht in the opening game just about sums up modern day football fans.

They weren't. Numerous videos from the game show the team got a great ovation going off.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: J70 on August 14, 2017, 12:10:00 AM
I wouldn't have expected their fans to be ecstatic but the champions getting booed off at ht in the opening game just about sums up modern day football fans.

They weren't. Numerous videos from the game show the team got a great ovation going off.

So the booing we all heard on tv was...?
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Norf Tyrone on August 14, 2017, 01:35:06 AM
I wouldn't have expected their fans to be ecstatic but the champions getting booed off at ht in the opening game just about sums up modern day football fans.

They weren't. Numerous videos from the game show the team got a great ovation going off.

So the booing we all heard on tv was...?

The officials.

https://twitter.com/MrNH11/status/896497476374605826
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: dclane on August 14, 2017, 09:09:13 AM
Chelsea are a horrible club.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Main Street on August 14, 2017, 11:28:42 AM
Perhaps the crowd at Chelsea were inspired by that performance, peppered by bad temper, bad tackles and constant moaning from their players at the ref for having the temerity to decide that blatant fouls were properly punished and the odd dive ignored. I'd say that hack by Fabregas was the worst of the weekend in the epl and he only got a yellow for it.
I thought Jon Waters looked sharp enough when he came on as a sub. He'll be need for Ireland's next 2 games.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Norf Tyrone on August 14, 2017, 05:22:16 PM
Chelsea are a horrible club.

😢
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: SHEEDY on August 26, 2017, 02:37:15 PM
Somehow mike dean always has to make the headlines. Awful ref.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Minder on August 26, 2017, 02:45:32 PM
Somehow mike dean always has to make the headlines. Awful ref.

It's a ridiculous rule
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: blewuporstuffed on August 26, 2017, 08:37:01 PM
Somehow mike dean always has to make the headlines. Awful ref.

It's a ridiculous rule
Harsh sending off for sterling, but it's hard to have sympathy for the wee p***k.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: hardstation on August 27, 2017, 10:18:28 AM
Somehow mike dean always has to make the headlines. Awful ref.

It's a ridiculous rule
I'm not sure. All hell broke loose in that corner. He certainly didn't help.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: manfromdelmonte on August 27, 2017, 10:28:49 AM
Chelsea are a struggling division 2 side who got lucky with a russian oligarch
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: BennyCake on August 27, 2017, 11:42:36 AM
Somehow mike dean always has to make the headlines. Awful ref.

It's a ridiculous rule
Harsh sending off for sterling, but it's hard to have sympathy for the wee p***k.

Aye true, but what about those old fellas jumping around like childer high on sweets at a birthday party. Men old enough to be a grandparent. I know you support your team and all, but for f**ks sake, control yourselves ye tubes!
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on August 27, 2017, 11:58:19 AM
Somehow mike dean always has to make the headlines. Awful ref.

It's a ridiculous rule
Harsh sending off for sterling, but it's hard to have sympathy for the wee p***k.

Aye true, but what about those old fellas jumping around like childer high on sweets at a birthday party. Men old enough to be a grandparent. I know you support your team and all, but for f**ks sake, control yourselves ye tubes!

Watch the game today at Croke! Be plenty tubes going mental!
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: BennyCake on August 27, 2017, 02:28:26 PM
Somehow mike dean always has to make the headlines. Awful ref.

It's a ridiculous rule
Harsh sending off for sterling, but it's hard to have sympathy for the wee p***k.

Aye true, but what about those old fellas jumping around like childer high on sweets at a birthday party. Men old enough to be a grandparent. I know you support your team and all, but for f**ks sake, control yourselves ye tubes!

Watch the game today at Croke! Be plenty tubes going mental!

Aye, and that's before the match even starts! But that's Tyrone and Dublin people for ya!  ;)
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on August 27, 2017, 04:49:42 PM
Wenger brilliant and all as he's been really has stayed on too long at this stage?
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: mouview on August 28, 2017, 03:40:57 PM
Is this the earliest ever the league has been over? MU rattling in goals and conceding none. Immensely solid looking with a lot of options in most positions. They'll tidy up all the dross with the loss of very few points in a way the other contenders just can't do, and in typical Mourinho fashion get a draw/win from the rest of the top 5 to keep them at bay. Arsenal are gone and Wenger won't last the season, Spurs can't win 'at home', 'Pool haven't the depth or power, Citeh ageing a bit and not yet comfortable under Guardiola, Chelsea haven't bought under Conte and Costa is a giant pebble in the shoe at the moment. At 23/10 with PPs, United look cracking value.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on August 28, 2017, 03:57:46 PM
Jesus!! 3 wins against 3 mid or low end table teams...

Top four would be a huge target based on last years results...

Anyone thinks Utd have it in the bag and it's still August is deluded or a WUM
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: mouview on August 28, 2017, 04:18:19 PM
Jesus!! 3 wins against 3 mid or low end table teams...

Top four would be a huge target based on last years results...

Anyone thinks Utd have it in the bag and it's still August is deluded or a WUM

Mark my words. MU have cruised past Swansea, West Ham and Leicester. All the other main contenders have dropped points already, some to the likes of Burnley, Everton, Watford etc., Citeh relying on a last-minute winner away to Bournemouth. Hard to see that happening to United. Lukaku has been criticised for only scoring against the weaker teams, but that should be well enough, based on results from other seasons.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: OgraAnDun on August 28, 2017, 05:12:54 PM
City won their first five ir six games last season too.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: imtommygunn on August 28, 2017, 05:22:14 PM
Jesus!! 3 wins against 3 mid or low end table teams...

Top four would be a huge target based on last years results...

Anyone thinks Utd have it in the bag and it's still August is deluded or a WUM

Leicester would be better than mid table these days i would say. Only played for 2 months last yea and still avoided relegation. League between man united and chelsea i think. As it stands pep will last maximum one more season. Team can't defend.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Cunny Funt on August 28, 2017, 07:05:12 PM
City won their first five ir six games last season too.
And Man United won their first 3 games last season and finished 6th. I expect a big improvement from both Manchester clubs this season. Guardiola,Mourinho are top managers and both should know their strengths and weakness of their panels better now and both have bought well in the transfer market. Liverpool will be there or thereabouts also but the extra games in Europe will likely hurt their chances of challenging for the title. I could be wrong but i don't see Chelsea repeating the season they had last year but should still finish in the top 4.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: J70 on August 28, 2017, 11:27:44 PM
Is this the earliest ever the league has been over? MU rattling in goals and conceding none. Immensely solid looking with a lot of options in most positions. They'll tidy up all the dross with the loss of very few points in a way the other contenders just can't do, and in typical Mourinho fashion get a draw/win from the rest of the top 5 to keep them at bay. Arsenal are gone and Wenger won't last the season, Spurs can't win 'at home', 'Pool haven't the depth or power, Citeh ageing a bit and not yet comfortable under Guardiola, Chelsea haven't bought under Conte and Costa is a giant pebble in the shoe at the moment. At 23/10 with PPs, United look cracking value.

Do we not hear this EVERY year?? ;D
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Capt Pat on August 28, 2017, 11:42:16 PM
Liverpool are going to make a big challenge this year in both the premier league and the champions league. Chelsea after an opening day hiccup will challenge for the title again this year. Arsenal are finished in terms of challenging for top spot. Man City won't win it either, their defence is not good enough at this point in time. Man U haven't played any of the top sides yet and until they do you can not say they are title contenders or champions in waiting.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: AZOffaly on August 29, 2017, 09:22:34 AM
Liverpool are going to make a big challenge this year in both the premier league and the champions league. Chelsea after an opening day hiccup will challenge for the title again this year. Arsenal are finished in terms of challenging for top spot. Man City won't win it either, their defence is not good enough at this point in time. Man U haven't played any of the top sides yet and until they do you can not say they are title contenders or champions in waiting.

What's this now?
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on August 29, 2017, 07:57:00 PM
In recent years transfer deadline day has been a damp squib but this years looks as if it might be a cracker! Jim White will self combust.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: blewuporstuffed on August 30, 2017, 09:31:31 AM
In recent years transfer deadline day has been a damp squib but this years looks as if it might be a cracker! Jim White will self combust.
Costa, sanchez, VVD,  Coutinho, Marhez, OX chamberlin, Mustafi, Lemar, Shako, drinkwater, Sterling, Barkley, Lorente all still to be resolved.
Always a  couple out of the blue as well.
its gonna be a crazy 48 hours
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on August 30, 2017, 09:50:40 AM
In recent years transfer deadline day has been a damp squib but this years looks as if it might be a cracker! Jim White will self combust.
Costa, sanchez, VVD,  Coutinho, Marhez, OX chamberlin, Mustafi, Lemar, Shako, drinkwater, Sterling, Barkley, Lorente all still to be resolved.
Always a  couple out of the blue as well.
its gonna be a crazy 48 hours

There'll also be one huge out of the blue transfer I reckon..
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: AZOffaly on August 30, 2017, 09:51:18 AM
Bale to United?
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on August 30, 2017, 11:37:01 AM
Bale to United?

Yeah might have been a runner but Madrid not getting Mbappe would seem to make it less of a chance?
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: NAG1 on August 30, 2017, 12:02:22 PM
Bale to United?

I dont know if I would be keen on this one at this point, if you bring him in at 60 plus million, the pressure to play him becomes automatic.
Obviously he is a great player just something about it makes me wary.

Plus I think it is a bit of paper talk anyway and more than likely to stay at Mardid.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on August 30, 2017, 01:02:43 PM
Cutting edge journalism http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/847652/Jose-Mourinho-Manchester-United-transfer-news-London-deadline-day-sportgalleries
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Syferus on August 30, 2017, 04:05:45 PM
Rich people who don't bother to upgrade their earbuds from the tat that Apple bundle with the phone unduly bothers me.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Captain Scarlet on August 30, 2017, 10:44:51 PM
TRANSFER KLAXONS!

Seeing as the madness will be taken up ten notches what do we make of it so far?

Arsenal have sold 'The Ox' and now Inter are lining up Mustafi. They have also shipped Gibbs, so they are a bit light.
Renato Sanches to Swansea is a mad one, but if he can lift it, a serious addition.
West Brom getting Gibbs and the Polish lad Kroychowiak is a nice coup.
If it closes and Newcastle and Brighton don't add some goals they are in trouble.

From an Irish point of view Shane Long could need a move as would James McCarthy.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Owenmoresider on August 31, 2017, 01:45:58 PM
Levy as ever getting his business done on the final day.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on August 31, 2017, 09:19:56 PM
After all the build up it was a damp squib, the highlights of the day have been Natalie and Kirsty  8)
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Captain Scarlet on August 31, 2017, 09:35:24 PM
Ah in fairness the Arsenal fans having meltdowns is a bit funny. Now the Twitter hive mind reckons that keeping Sanchez is now a bad thing!
Plus there is time for some action in terms of outgoings to Spain as far as I know...
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Captain Obvious on August 31, 2017, 10:19:38 PM
After all the build up it was a damp squib, the highlights of the day have been Natalie and Kirsty  8)
Only for the eye candy indeed. Paul Merson talks some amount of shite.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: blewuporstuffed on September 01, 2017, 08:27:41 AM
After all the build up it was a damp squib, the highlights of the day have been Natalie and Kirsty  8)
Only for the eye candy indeed. Paul Merson talks some amount of shite.

A complete Muppet.
Its got to the stage where i think he half puts it on to play up to this persona
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Esmarelda on September 11, 2017, 12:00:39 PM
Frank De Boer sacked after 4 games.. .
I'm very much in tune with being a results business but that is quite unbelievable if it's confirmed.

Four games, they completely outplayed Burnely who had a great home record last year.

Parish tweeting after the game about sticking together. Incredible. And Roy Hodgson i the favourite to succeed him  :o
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: TabClear on September 11, 2017, 01:32:52 PM
Frank De Boer sacked after 4 games.. .
I'm very much in tune with being a results business but that is quite unbelievable if it's confirmed.

Four games, they completely outplayed Burnely who had a great home record last year.

Parish tweeting after the game about sticking together. Incredible. And Roy Hodgson i the favourite to succeed him  :o

That is pathetic. As you say four defeats, two of which were by a single goal away to Liverpool and away against Burnley who have good home records. It really does make you wonder what would have happened with the likes of Paisley, Ferguson etc in the modern era. Would they have lasted their first season without a trophy or been turfed out for Roy f**king Hodgson!
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: mrdeeds on September 11, 2017, 01:52:46 PM
De Boer was hired to introduce a more possession based style of play and given only four games to do it. Ridiculous. And now Woy replaces him. Jesus wept.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: GJL on September 29, 2017, 10:25:46 AM
Aguero out for a couple of months. Massive loss to City.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on September 29, 2017, 10:27:10 AM
Aguero out for a couple of months. Massive loss to City.

Will certainly have an affect on their games but they have huge panel, all playing well and lads to fit in place... Gives the rest hope though
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Minder on September 29, 2017, 10:29:42 AM
Mendy could be a more important loss as they have no other LB
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Maroon Manc on September 29, 2017, 10:34:27 AM
Mendy is a huge loss, think it will have a huge impact.

As for Aguero I have no idea how City let him fly to Amsterdam for a concert on a Thursday night when they've such a big game away on Saturday evening. I think Mendy will be a bigger loss, they've a great replacement for Aguero in Jesus but Delph or Danilo are hardly top class left backs.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on September 29, 2017, 10:43:43 AM
I'm not sure Pep is his biggest fan anyway so it'll give him his chance to play his preferred option of Jesus and build his attack around him.

I'd take the stories with a pinch of salt anyway, maybe a bit of bruising and back next week....
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on September 30, 2017, 07:07:34 PM
Mightily impressive stuff from City thus far, dare I say if Mourinho set up like this especially at home he’d be accused of ‘parking the bus’
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Cunny Funt on September 30, 2017, 07:22:35 PM
Yes very impressive performance by Man City tonight the full time score line didn't tell how dominating they were.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on September 30, 2017, 07:23:07 PM
That's the biggest one nil defeat you'll see all season, fair play City, the juggernaut continues
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Minder on September 30, 2017, 07:25:01 PM
That's the biggest one nil defeat you'll see all season, fair play City, the juggernaut continues

Yeah that was an annihilation, they will be hard to stop
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: laoislad on September 30, 2017, 07:26:15 PM
City by far the most impressive team in the league so far.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: under the bar on September 30, 2017, 11:05:16 PM
That's the biggest one nil defeat you'll see all season, fair play City, the juggernaut continues

Formidable team but it's not fair play, at least not in the sense that that the FFP rules were brought in to address. It's financial doping as it's now called. City have spent multiple times their true commercial income value on whatever players they want.  Either have proper FFP rules independently assessed by a commercial revenue panel and enforce them or scrap them totally.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on October 01, 2017, 11:36:46 AM
That's the biggest one nil defeat you'll see all season, fair play City, the juggernaut continues

Formidable team but it's not fair play, at least not in the sense that that the FFP rules were brought in to address. It's financial doping as it's now called. City have spent multiple times their true commercial income value on whatever players they want.  Either have proper FFP rules independently assessed by a commercial revenue panel and enforce them or scrap them totally.

That's by the by, how they have turned it around from last year with a couple of good buys is some show! They were struggling at one point last year to manage top four after a flying start... the financial rules are being bent by a lot of clubs, that's out of Utd Liverpool Spurs and Arsenal's hands, what those clubs have to is match them on the pitch as in the money department City hold all the aces
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Cunny Funt on October 14, 2017, 04:28:48 PM
The way Man City are scoring for fun they will break Chelseas EPL goal scoring record from 2009/10. Only doubt is are they playing too good too soon?
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on October 14, 2017, 04:38:39 PM
The range of options they have in the attacking area of the field is unreal..
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Captain Obvious on October 14, 2017, 05:01:57 PM
Crystal Palace seven defeats and no goal scored they then beat the defending champions Chelsea. Unbelievable Jeff!
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: quit yo jibbajabba on October 14, 2017, 05:22:39 PM
Crystal Palace seven defeats and no goal scored they then beat the defending champions Chelsea. Unbelievable Jeff!

Woy of the wovers stuff
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Maroon Manc on October 16, 2017, 10:10:10 AM
Not surprised to see Everton struggling, no doubt the inclusion of Rooney is causing them issues.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: TabClear on October 16, 2017, 10:58:47 AM
The range of options they have in the attacking area of the field is unreal..

DeBruyne's performance on Saturday was one of the best individual performances I have ever seen. Was it Jose who let him go from Chelsea?

That's the biggest one nil defeat you'll see all season, fair play City, the juggernaut continues

Formidable team but it's not fair play, at least not in the sense that that the FFP rules were brought in to address. It's financial doping as it's now called. City have spent multiple times their true commercial income value on whatever players they want.  Either have proper FFP rules independently assessed by a commercial revenue panel and enforce them or scrap them totally.

While I find it slightly amusing that a United fan is whinging about FFP, i do agree that something needs to be done. I would like to see something like a salary cap/draft like the NFL or AFL that benefits the worse performing teams the previous year in terms of choice of young players the following year to level the playing field. I think there have been 8 different Superbowl winners in the last ten years. Unfortunately I do not think it would be transferable to soccer because a) the big clubs have too much power and will not give up their advantage and b) the examples I gave above are single country markets predominantly (albeit massive in terms of NFL). If one country's FA decided to implement in their country to make it more competitive, it would disadvantage those teams in the Champions League which given the money involved is never going to happen.

Leaves every team hoping for a Sugar Daddy or else picking up the scraps from the Big boys table. It does make you admire Spurs consistency over the past few years as, although they are by no means short of  a pound, they cannot compete with the likes of Chelsea/Utd/City on the big money transfers.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: AZOffaly on October 16, 2017, 11:05:18 AM
Also Tab, no relegation in American Sports. Some of the biggest names can end up with the worst record in any given year, so can you imagine that in the premier league etc?
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: blewuporstuffed on October 16, 2017, 11:06:49 AM
The range of options they have in the attacking area of the field is unreal..

DeBruyne's performance on Saturday was one of the best individual performances I have ever seen. Was it Jose who let him go from Chelsea?

That's the biggest one nil defeat you'll see all season, fair play City, the juggernaut continues

Formidable team but it's not fair play, at least not in the sense that that the FFP rules were brought in to address. It's financial doping as it's now called. City have spent multiple times their true commercial income value on whatever players they want.  Either have proper FFP rules independently assessed by a commercial revenue panel and enforce them or scrap them totally.

While I find it slightly amusing that a United fan is whinging about FFP, i do agree that something needs to be done. I would like to see something like a salary cap/draft like the NFL or AFL that benefits the worse performing teams the previous year in terms of choice of young players the following year to level the playing field. I think there have been 8 different Superbowl winners in the last ten years. Unfortunately I do not think it would be transferable to soccer because a) the big clubs have too much power and will not give up their advantage and b) the examples I gave above are single country markets predominantly (albeit massive in terms of NFL). If one country's FA decided to implement in their country to make it more competitive, it would disadvantage those teams in the Champions League which given the money involved is never going to happen.

Leaves every team hoping for a Sugar Daddy or else picking up the scraps from the Big boys table. It does make you admire Spurs consistency over the past few years as, although they are by no means short of  a pound, they cannot compete with the likes of Chelsea/Utd/City on the big money transfers.

The draft system is a nice idea, but will never happen in soccer, that horse has bolted.
Something like a salary cap might work better, but all the major leagues would have to agree to it. Its probably unw workable now at this stage as well, with players already tied into long term contracts.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: SHEEDY on October 17, 2017, 06:39:02 PM
leicester sack craig shakespeare. dont think he'll get much sympathy after the way he stabbed claudio ranieri in the back. what goes around...
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: AZOffaly on October 17, 2017, 07:22:10 PM
leicester sack craig shakespeare. dont think he'll get much sympathy after the way he stabbed claudio ranieri in the back. what goes around...

Can we say it's a tragedy?
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Tony Baloney on October 17, 2017, 07:49:19 PM
A real comedy of errors led to him getting the boot. Hopefully it'll be much ado about nothing and all's well that ends well.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Cunny Funt on October 17, 2017, 08:16:22 PM
30 minutes in a good night for Premier league clubs in the Champions league so far tonight.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Maroon Manc on October 18, 2017, 10:53:44 AM
Premier league clubs doing a lot better in Europe, there's a good chance of someone going close on winning it this season and certainly over the next few years.

A big night for Spurs with their point and Dortmund drawing, Spurs will beat the Cypriot team at home so just need one point from Real at home or Dortmund away to qualify.

City could have been 4 or 5 up early on although Napoli were shocking in the first half, defensively all over the place and their final balls was very poor. Several times they could have been in on goal only for poor balls. Napoli very good in the 2nd half and will be disappointed not to come away with a point.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on October 20, 2017, 09:43:53 PM
Bilic might beat Koeman out the door..
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Aaron Boone on October 20, 2017, 10:01:11 PM
Big Sam will have his choice of clubs.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Owenmoresider on October 20, 2017, 10:07:11 PM
Big Sam will have his choice of clubs.
He'd hardly go back to West Ham after the previous stint there.

Am enjoying West Ham's current struggles, long may they continue.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on October 20, 2017, 10:21:06 PM
Big Sam will have his choice of clubs.
He'd hardly go back to West Ham after the previous stint there.

Am enjoying West Ham's current struggles, long may they continue.

I don’t mind West ‘am but would have a good chuckle at their lovely owners if they went down and I’ve never quite forgiven Bilic for the Laurent Blanc thing..
 
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on November 22, 2017, 05:29:39 PM
Niasse, unlucky or not?

Unlucky for me, at normal speed it looks a pen and I'm not sure super slow motion does players justice in these situations as it can be hard to see exact contact point. I thought there was enough doubt in it for them not to ban him.

Although something has to be done about diving its a bit strange that something that would only get a yellow card at the time becomes a two match ban after the event?
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: AZOffaly on November 22, 2017, 06:36:17 PM
Niasse, unlucky or not?

Unlucky for me, at normal speed it looks a pen and I'm not sure super slow motion does players justice in these situations as it can be hard to see exact contact point. I thought there was enough doubt in it for them not to ban him.

Although something has to be done about diving its a bit strange that something that would only get a yellow card at the time becomes a two match ban after the event?

Didn't see the incident, but the penalty has to be a deterrent, so I've no problem with it being more severe than a yellow card.  It wouldn't be equal to give him a retrospective yellow card, when the initial incident leads to a goal.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: SHEEDY on November 22, 2017, 07:24:17 PM
Niasse, unlucky or not?

Unlucky for me, at normal speed it looks a pen and I'm not sure super slow motion does players justice in these situations as it can be hard to see exact contact point. I thought there was enough doubt in it for them not to ban him.

Although something has to be done about diving its a bit strange that something that would only get a yellow card at the time becomes a two match ban after the event?
definitely unlucky, no doubt he went down easy but there was definite contact and theres been worse examples of diving  this season that have went unpunished. Alot of television/radio pundits seemed to jump on this one and this may have influenced the fa's decision.
Interesting to see if they dare ban someone from one the 'bigger' teams.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on November 22, 2017, 07:43:59 PM
I saw elsewhere that they only take a case if a leads to a goal or a peno, don’t know if that’s true though.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: laoislad on November 28, 2017, 09:20:57 PM
Spurs have been woeful tonight.Leicster well worth their lead here. Eriksen just missed an absolute sitter. Pity the fcuker didn't miss a few against Ireland!

Edit 2-1 now.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Captain Obvious on November 28, 2017, 09:51:47 PM
Spurs have been woeful tonight.Leicster well worth their lead here. Eriksen just missed an absolute sitter. Pity the fcuker didn't miss a few against Ireland!

Edit 2-1 now.
3 goals in 13 Premier league games for Eriksen this season he just had one of those special nights against the Irish.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Puckoon on November 29, 2017, 02:37:14 AM
Why are there mid week games this week?
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: GJL on November 29, 2017, 10:00:25 PM
95th minute winner for City. Fergie time. They are going to be hard to catch.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: screenexile on November 29, 2017, 10:01:55 PM
95th minute winner for City. Fergie time. They are going to be hard to catch.

Sterling having some season so far!!
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on November 29, 2017, 10:06:46 PM
City won’t give up the league at this rate and fair play, I thought Pep was going to find it tough but has found his rhythm with the team and they have showed that they can win ugly also
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: GJL on November 29, 2017, 10:07:02 PM
95th minute winner for City. Fergie time. They are going to be hard to catch.

Sterling having some season so far!!

Very good. Scoring very important goals.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on November 29, 2017, 10:10:57 PM
Burnley are a credit, Dyche doing some job with them...
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: laoislad on November 29, 2017, 10:14:42 PM
95th minute winner for City. Fergie time. They are going to be hard to catch.

Sterling having some season so far!!
He is in fairness to him the little shite.
If City still have a decent lead after the Christmas period it will be hard to see anything else but them running away with it.
Everyone else will playing for 2nd 3rd and 4th. And with even 4th place getting automatic entry to Champions League group stages next season it doesn't really matter where you finish now once your are in that top 4.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on November 29, 2017, 10:35:31 PM
Some clubs standards seem to be settling for CL places!

 Arsenal back in the mix for top four, with that Home form they’ll turn Utd over at the weekend, spurs found wanting at minute but will get back to top form,  Chelsea will be there to, so its Utd and Liverpool fighting for last position
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: seafoid on November 30, 2017, 08:03:16 AM
City won’t give up the league at this rate and fair play, I thought Pep was going to find it tough but has found his rhythm with the team and they have showed that they can win ugly also

They are relentless

"Huddersfield Town, who were again impressive, held the lead for 1min54sec – 20% of the total time City have been behind in their seven away games this season"

Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Farrandeelin on November 30, 2017, 09:42:14 AM
It's like the time in 2012/13 when Utd led from the front. City look unstoppable.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Syferus on November 30, 2017, 04:32:21 PM
It's like the time in 2012/13 1992-2013 when Utd led from the front. City look unstoppable.

FTFY
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on November 30, 2017, 04:43:40 PM
Guardiolas conduct last night was disgraceful. I wonder would it be tolerated from a different manager....
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: mrdeeds on November 30, 2017, 04:59:25 PM
Guardiolas conduct last night was disgraceful. I wonder would it be tolerated from a different manager....

Telling a player he's talented?
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Cunny Funt on December 03, 2017, 04:51:22 PM
Man City 0 West Ham 1 at half time. Makes for interesting second half and maybe another Sterling late winner?
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Cunny Funt on December 03, 2017, 05:58:41 PM
Silva instead of Sterling with the late winner.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: J70 on December 03, 2017, 06:01:46 PM
Nice finish from Silva.

Impressive stuff from City even in tight games when not at their best. They just keep at it, knocking it around and making the runs. No lumping the ball up to big men in desperation.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: laoislad on December 03, 2017, 08:16:48 PM
Pretty bad tackle by Pogba yesterday.  He knew exactly what he was doing, dreadful challange. Proper order he was sent off and a nice bit of karma after his comments on Football Focus hoping Man City players get injured.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: nrico2006 on December 03, 2017, 09:14:32 PM
Hopefully Pogba gets off on appeal. No malice and merely an accident.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on December 03, 2017, 09:22:07 PM
Won’t matter, as City have the league and whatever else they want... it’s just four bald men fighting for a comb now
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: laoislad on December 03, 2017, 09:23:48 PM
 
Hopefully Pogba gets off on appeal. No malice and merely an accident.

Well Lukaku somehow didn't get suspended for a vicious kick on a Brighton player last weekend so you never know.
If Pogba gets off the whole thing is a joke. As dirty a challange as you will see.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Minder on December 03, 2017, 09:25:51 PM
Hopefully Pogba gets off on appeal. No malice and merely an accident.

Zero chance of that and talk that he may have ban extended
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: nrico2006 on December 03, 2017, 09:26:16 PM
He was in the middle of trying to play the ball when an opponent sprawls his limbs all over the shop. If Bellerin hadnt got himself into such an awkward situation then it wouldn't have happened.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: imtommygunn on December 03, 2017, 09:34:39 PM
It was dirt and that is not from a liverpool or arsenal supporter. If he gets off it's ridiculous. He stamped on the guy.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Minder on December 03, 2017, 09:36:46 PM
It was dirt and that is not from a liverpool or arsenal supporter. If he gets off it's ridiculous. He stamped on the guy.

You would nearly think it was Bellerin that should have been sent off
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: imtommygunn on December 03, 2017, 09:40:39 PM
There's a sprawling limb - ah sure that's fair game then...

Bellerin fairly emptied young (i think) before it. Even commentators questioned whether that was retribution.

Young's reaction to pogba's tackle said it all. He knew he was gone.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: laoislad on December 03, 2017, 09:44:05 PM
He was in the middle of trying to play the ball when an opponent sprawls his limbs all over the shop. If Bellerin hadnt got himself into such an awkward situation then it wouldn't have happened.
Aye and I suppose you think it was Haaland's fault for leaving his knee in Roy Keane's way..
Pogba knew what he was doing.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on December 03, 2017, 09:56:14 PM
Could have been worse Ffs! He could have had a bite of  him
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: manfromdelmonte on December 03, 2017, 10:06:02 PM
are liverpool still running the justice for Saurez campaign?
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on December 03, 2017, 10:10:18 PM
Player gets sent off and ones are looking for it to be s hanging offence , but desperate tbh! Coming second or fourth is still shit!

Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: gawa316 on December 03, 2017, 10:14:10 PM
Player gets sent off and ones are looking for it to be s hanging offence , but desperate tbh! Coming second or fourth is still shit!

What are you talking about? Who’s calling for it to be a hanging offends?
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: imtommygunn on December 03, 2017, 10:14:57 PM
It is hard to see how his tackle is being defended as it wasn't good. It is being defended here which is being countered - hardly a call for a hanging... You do a bad tackle - you get sent off and suspended. Then you move on.

Second is the new first with man city's form so hardly shit ;D

Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on December 03, 2017, 10:43:24 PM
Player gets sent off and ones are looking for it to be s hanging offence , but desperate tbh! Coming second or fourth is still shit!

What are you talking about? Who’s calling for it to be a hanging offends?

Offends?

Ones thinking it’s going to be extended, a few sending offs this weekend, though I’ve heard of only one here
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: mrhardyannual on December 03, 2017, 11:05:22 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntDnwBiORu8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntDnwBiORu8)
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on December 03, 2017, 11:24:29 PM
Didn’t watch the City game how did young Rice do? I saw on twitter that maybe he was lucky not to get a red card.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on December 03, 2017, 11:30:19 PM
Didn’t watch the City game how did young Rice do? I saw on twitter that maybe he was lucky not to get a red card.
Hammers lad? Played really well. Though two dives by the City lads were not mentioned much
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: gawa316 on December 04, 2017, 05:01:01 AM
Player gets sent off and ones are looking for it to be s hanging offence , but desperate tbh! Coming second or fourth is still shit!

What are you talking about? Who’s calling for it to be a hanging offends?

Offends?

Ones thinking it’s going to be extended, a few sending offs this weekend, though I’ve heard of only one here

Sorry was typing on the phone and misspelt it but I'm sure you caught my drift.

As far as I see every non united fan on here is calling it for what it is, a dangerous challenge...nobody is stating he should be hung. The only mention of the ban being extended was due to the old appeal rule, that means it may be extended if the player is unsuccessful in his bid to have it overturned.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on December 04, 2017, 07:51:18 AM
It was a red card, I don’t see it as anything else. As you put it the non Utd posters are blowing it up far more than that, no talk of the other red card in the premiership or the countless others at the weekend..
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: SHEEDY on December 04, 2017, 08:11:10 AM
Player gets sent off and ones are looking for it to be s hanging offence , but desperate tbh! Coming second or fourth is still shit!

What are you talking about? Who’s calling for it to be a hanging offends?

Offends?

Ones thinking it’s going to be extended, a few sending offs this weekend, though I’ve heard of only one here

Sorry was typing on the phone and misspelt it but I'm sure you caught my drift.

As far as I see every non united fan on here is calling it for what it is, a dangerous challenge...nobody is stating he should be hung. The only mention of the ban being extended was due to the old appeal rule, that means it may be extended if the player is unsuccessful in his bid to have it overturned.
apparently his ban could be extended due to his sarcastic applauding of the referee after he was shown the red card.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: gawa316 on December 04, 2017, 02:16:24 PM
It was a red card, I don’t see it as anything else. As you put it the non Utd posters are blowing it up far more than that, no talk of the other red card in the premiership or the countless others at the weekend..

You still haven’t told us who is blowing it up, who wants him hung etc etc?
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on December 04, 2017, 09:41:25 PM
It was a red card, I don’t see it as anything else. As you put it the non Utd posters are blowing it up far more than that, no talk of the other red card in the premiership or the countless others at the weekend..

You still haven’t told us who is blowing it up, who wants him hung etc etc?

Various soccer forums, also ballon bags on FB
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: GetOverTheBar on December 05, 2017, 03:09:31 PM
Thoughts on Clattenberg comments re: Chelsea / Spurs?

Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Syferus on December 05, 2017, 03:18:00 PM
Thoughts on Clattenberg comments re: Chelsea / Spurs?

I found it incredible a referee would admit to essentially tampering with a game's result because he was concerned with the press reaction. If Spurs had three lads who should have been sent off, send them off. It's that simple.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Norf Tyrone on December 05, 2017, 03:34:18 PM
Thoughts on Clattenberg comments re: Chelsea / Spurs?

It cost Chelsea £1.5 million. They should sue the FA.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: J70 on December 05, 2017, 03:41:50 PM
Didn’t see the interview in question (the men in blazers show us a little childish for my taste), but he was interesting on his other NBC Sports appearances recently.

Not sure how I feel on this. I mean, everyone knows that referees have a lot of wiggle room when it comes to dishing out cards. And lots commented on how indisciplined and fortunate Spurs were that night. Yes, the press reaction angle is troubling. But I think it’s naive to be surprised.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: GetOverTheBar on December 05, 2017, 03:46:40 PM
Thoughts on Clattenberg comments re: Chelsea / Spurs?

It cost Chelsea £1.5 million. They should sue the FA.

Have to agree - Chelsea have often been on the wrong end of the FA's wrath, often deservedly. But they probably have a right to be outraged here, lest we forget the words of Mourinho in his 2nd stint at Chelsea, "Referees are afraid to give Chelsea decisions". Do you think Clattenberg would have released these comments if someone had of been seriously injured that night? I remember one tackle from Dier on Fabregas was especially nasty.

All this does is fuel paranoia for me, Clattenberg has sank his fellow officials in England.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on December 05, 2017, 03:53:35 PM
The last round of group games take place this week in the Champions League and as things stand its quite possible that the 5 Premier League teams will qualify for the last sixteen as group winners. That's no mean feat,its been fashionable to knock it in recent years but Premier League is definitely on the rise again.

Winning the group could be a poison chalice for some though with Real, Bayern, Roma and Juve likely to finish 2nd in their groups
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Esmarelda on December 05, 2017, 04:58:19 PM
The last round of group games take place this week in the Champions League and as things stand its quite possible that the 5 Premier League teams will qualify for the last sixteen as group winners. That's no mean feat,its been fashionable to knock it in recent years but Premier League is definitely on the rise again.

Winning the group could be a poison chalice for some though with Real, Bayern, Roma and Juve likely to finish 2nd in their groups
Yeah, due to the hype generated by the Premier League some people look for every chance to bash it.

The league's clubs have undoubtedly unperformed in recent years when you consider the amount of money being spent but they're now very much up there challenging with the big two in Spain and PSG who are also emerging.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: ashman on December 05, 2017, 05:36:34 PM
The last round of group games take place this week in the Champions League and as things stand its quite possible that the 5 Premier League teams will qualify for the last sixteen as group winners. That's no mean feat,its been fashionable to knock it in recent years but Premier League is definitely on the rise again.

Winning the group could be a poison chalice for some though with Real, Bayern, Roma and Juve likely to finish 2nd in their groups

To be honest with the amount of dosh in the EPL and the decline of smaller leagues getting all clubs in last 16 should really be a minimum expectation .   Granted 5 teams is a anomoly .  Man U were in a shit group ,  Real Madrid were poor ,  Liverpool's group average ,  Chelsea in an average group .   
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Cunny Funt on December 05, 2017, 05:45:06 PM
The last round of group games take place this week in the Champions League and as things stand its quite possible that the 5 Premier League teams will qualify for the last sixteen as group winners. That's no mean feat,its been fashionable to knock it in recent years but Premier League is definitely on the rise again.

Winning the group could be a poison chalice for some though with Real, Bayern, Roma and Juve likely to finish 2nd in their groups
Yeah, due to the hype generated by the Premier League some people look for every chance to bash it.

The league's clubs have undoubtedly unperformed in recent years when you consider the amount of money being spent but they're now very much up there challenging with the big two in Spain and PSG who are also emerging.

The group stages is a lot of shadow boxing. Challenging the best in this competition will be seen for sure in the knock out stages. Manchester City look the best bet to go the furthest.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Syferus on December 05, 2017, 06:10:16 PM
United are more suited to grinding out results. City can go tits up at any moment in a knockout competition with the way Pep has them set up and it'll be fatal. Liverpool on steroids.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on December 05, 2017, 09:52:05 PM
4 out of 5 then?
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: under the bar on December 09, 2017, 04:07:55 PM
What a goal from Defoe!!  Marco Van Basten euro 88 sprints to mind!
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: mayoaremagic on December 10, 2017, 05:00:46 PM
Man City should manchester derby 3/4 nil.utd are average team
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Cunny Funt on December 10, 2017, 05:20:07 PM
All of the possession for Man City but i don't see where they should be 3 or 4-0 ahead? The Sane chance before the goal was Man Citys only decent goal scoring opportunity and the goal was error in defence.

Man City error in defence allows United to level it up at half time.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on December 10, 2017, 05:25:53 PM
City have all the possession as you’d expect.. they’ve a great system and Utd have dug in and managed a lucky ish goal to level!

I’d be happy for a draw considering the way City have played but did back Utd at 3/1
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: StGallsGAA on December 10, 2017, 06:35:03 PM
Man City should manchester derby 3/4 nil.utd are average team

Never post on an empty head...
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: laoislad on December 11, 2017, 08:33:14 AM
Maybe if United players showed the same level of fight on the pitch they wouldn't have lost  ;D

https://www.balls.ie/football/jose-mourinho-man-city-dressing-room-fight-379282
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on December 11, 2017, 11:12:38 AM
Champions league draw this morning too, I’d forgotten that as well  :

I’m going for United vs Bayern..
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: AZOffaly on December 11, 2017, 11:16:54 AM
Liverpool Juve.....
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: GJL on December 11, 2017, 11:46:48 AM
Real Madrid v PSG is tasty!
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Dire Ear on December 11, 2017, 12:56:33 PM
Juventus vs Spurs
Basel vs Man City
Porto vs Liverpool
Sevilla vs Manchester United
Real Madrid vs PSG
Shakhtar vs Roma
Chelsea vs Barcelona
Bayern vs Besiktas
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on December 13, 2017, 10:19:09 PM
Fair play Burnley they’ve done rightly and  hot on the heels of the top four .. could be another Leicester (who are showing great form again) Burnley level on points with another Northern team with one player who’d be worth more than their whole panel!
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Avondhu star on December 13, 2017, 11:16:27 PM
Fair play Burnley they’ve done rightly and  hot on the heels of the top four .. could be another Leicester (who are showing great form again) Burnley level on points with another Northern team with one player who’d be worth more than their whole panel!

Well they did reach a European Cup quarter final before so it's nothing for them
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: seafoid on December 14, 2017, 07:45:45 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/dec/14/tottenham-longevity-economic-gravity-mauricio-pochettino
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on December 16, 2017, 05:49:45 PM
I’d say Sparkys head be next on the block, currently 0-3 down at home to West ‘Am..
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Cunny Funt on December 16, 2017, 07:05:50 PM
Man City on course for another win this evening, cutting through spurs at ease all game and could easily be 4 or 5-0 ahead by now. Dele Alli somehow avoided red for horrific tackle on De Bruyne.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Captain Obvious on December 16, 2017, 07:14:41 PM
Great team goal that 3rd goal. Raheem Sterling finally scores after missing a load of opportunities today.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Over the Bar on December 16, 2017, 10:45:42 PM
Man City on course for another win this evening, cutting through spurs at ease all game and could easily be 4 or 5-0 ahead by now. Dele Alli somehow avoided red for horrific tackle on De Bruyne.

Kane equally as bad.  Can Citi owners limitless billions influence decisions on the pitch in the same way they’ve nullified the Fair Play rules?
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: imtommygunn on December 17, 2017, 08:42:20 AM
Delle ali plays for spurs as does kane...
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on December 17, 2017, 04:28:45 PM
Expecting Liverpool to win by four today, Bournemouth will attack and leave themselves wide open... Salah 2 or more goals here
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: TabClear on December 17, 2017, 05:03:00 PM
Man City on course for another win this evening, cutting through spurs at ease all game and could easily be 4 or 5-0 ahead by now. Dele Alli somehow avoided red for horrific tackle on De Bruyne.

Kane equally as bad.  Can Citi owners limitless billions influence decisions on the pitch in the same way they’ve nullified the Fair Play rules?

  ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: stiffler on December 17, 2017, 08:14:10 PM
Expecting Liverpool to win by four today, Bournemouth will attack and leave themselves wide open... Salah 2 or more goals here

Great shout. Any £ on it ?
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on December 17, 2017, 09:49:22 PM
Expecting Liverpool to win by four today, Bournemouth will attack and leave themselves wide open... Salah 2 or more goals here

Great shout. Any £ on it ?

I’d a fiver on it (my limit lol) also had Utd 2/1 at 15/2 (though cashed out at £40) as Utd were under pressure  :o  fiver on it also... but it’s just a con isn’t it! Up 90 quid will take out 60 and play with the rest.. Everton the bet tomorrow
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: stiffler on December 17, 2017, 10:02:47 PM
Expecting Liverpool to win by four today, Bournemouth will attack and leave themselves wide open... Salah 2 or more goals here

Great shout. Any £ on it ?

I’d a fiver on it (my limit lol) also had Utd 2/1 at 15/2 (though cashed out at £40) as Utd were under pressure  :o  fiver on it also... but it’s just a con isn’t it! Up 90 quid will take out 60 and play with the rest.. Everton the bet tomorrow

Nice work 👍🏼
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Jell 0 Biafra on December 18, 2017, 02:14:44 PM
Good read on Saudi/Qatar/UAE influence on football.  Depressing stuff though.

https://medium.com/@NcGeehan/the-men-behind-man-city-a-documentary-not-coming-soon-to-a-cinema-near-you-14bc8e393e06 (https://medium.com/@NcGeehan/the-men-behind-man-city-a-documentary-not-coming-soon-to-a-cinema-near-you-14bc8e393e06)
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Denn Forever on December 18, 2017, 05:21:00 PM
The pundits are not impressed with Lukaku not showing delight at scoring.  He could at least kiss the badge.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on December 18, 2017, 05:41:36 PM
The pundits are not impressed with Lukaku not showing delight at scoring.  He could at least kiss the badge.

Jose didn’t celebrate either Ffs! What’s the world coming to!?
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: tiempo on December 18, 2017, 05:56:54 PM
The pundits are not impressed with Lukaku not showing delight at scoring.  He could at least kiss the badge.

Jose didn’t celebrate either Ffs! What’s the world coming to!?

Don't you realise it's Jose and Romelu against the world?

Jose will be doubling down on the siege mentality right about now.

Everything is against these guys, they are persevering against great trials and tribulations.

I mean just imagine. £200K+ a week. It must be so difficult.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: BennyCake on December 18, 2017, 06:00:15 PM
The pundits are not impressed with Lukaku not showing delight at scoring.  He could at least kiss the badge.

Maybe others should follow his lead, instead of running around like childer at a birthday party.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on December 18, 2017, 06:24:12 PM
The pundits are not impressed with Lukaku not showing delight at scoring.  He could at least kiss the badge.

Jose didn’t celebrate either Ffs! What’s the world coming to!?

Don't you realise it's Jose and Romelu against the world?

Jose will be doubling down on the siege mentality right about now.

Everything is against these guys, they are persevering against great trials and tribulations.

I mean just imagine. £200K+ a week. It must be so difficult.

He’s managed 14 goals in competitive games this year I think, gets another 14 by end of season he’ll have done rightly
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: seafoid on December 18, 2017, 07:26:48 PM
Good read on Saudi/Qatar/UAE influence on football.  Depressing stuff though.

https://medium.com/@NcGeehan/the-men-behind-man-city-a-documentary-not-coming-soon-to-a-cinema-near-you-14bc8e393e06 (https://medium.com/@NcGeehan/the-men-behind-man-city-a-documentary-not-coming-soon-to-a-cinema-near-you-14bc8e393e06)
Very interesting. Sign of the times. Non Europeans controlling European institutions,
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: heganboy on December 19, 2017, 02:59:09 AM
To put it in perspective after 18 games:

City are averaging a point a game more than champions league group winners Liverpool in 4th place and more than a point a game ahead of fellow champions league group winners Spurs.

They have double the points of 8th placed Leicester.

They are also 2 or more points a game ahead of the bottom 5 teams.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Cunny Funt on December 20, 2017, 08:11:00 PM
Swansea have sacked Paul Clement
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Cunny Funt on December 23, 2017, 07:14:25 PM
Harry Kane has now equaled Alan Shearer’s record for goals in PL calendar year.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: thewobbler on December 23, 2017, 07:17:37 PM
Harry Kane has now equaled Alan Shearer’s record for goals in PL calendar year.

I follow spurs. But f**k it does my head in how spurs keep winning mythical calendar year awards instead of seasonal real ones.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: ONeill on December 23, 2017, 07:49:47 PM
Yea, that's usually Arsenal's trophy.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Captain Obvious on December 23, 2017, 10:17:45 PM
19 games played the half way stage. Manchester City 13 points clear the league title as good as won already and will win it for certain probably by early April. Chelsea and Manchester United should finish 2nd and 3rd. A real battle for 4th between Tottenham,Liverpool and Arsenal. 

My team of the season so far.

DeGea
Valencia
Otamendi
Alonso
Azpilicueta
Salah
DeBruyne
Coutinho
Silva
Sterling
Kane
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: mrhardyannual on December 23, 2017, 10:49:48 PM
19 games played the half way stage. Manchester City 13 points clear the league title as good as won already and will win it for certain probably by early April. Chelsea and Manchester United should finish 2nd and 3rd. A real battle for 4th between Tottenham,Liverpool and Arsenal. 

My team of the season so far.

DeGea
Valencia
Otamendi
Alonso
Azpilicueta
Salah
DeBruyne
Coutinho
Silva
Sterling
Kane
Every team bar United and Chelsea are now closer to the relegation zone than they are to City. Can't understand anyone picking a team of the season without Fernandinho.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Aaron Boone on December 24, 2017, 12:05:27 AM
Only City and Spurs of the top 10 won this weekend.

It all reconvenes on Tuesday.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: BennyCake on December 24, 2017, 12:18:01 AM
Baldy Shearer really didn't like being pulled up on kicking our Neil Lennon in the head on MOTD.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on December 26, 2017, 11:17:08 AM
I may have posted this before but these are the Boxing Day results from 1963, some days entertainment 66 goals in 10 games...


Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: ONeill on December 26, 2017, 11:19:33 AM
And Ipswich had won the league a couple of years before.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on December 26, 2017, 11:43:50 AM
And Ipswich had won the league a couple of years before.

I know the reverse fixtures were played 2 days later with a lot of the results being reversed, Ipswich beating Fulham 4-2 and United beating Burnley 5-1 among them..
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Aaron Boone on December 26, 2017, 12:33:30 PM
Liverpool won the League that year.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: laoislad on December 26, 2017, 12:41:43 PM
What's Boxing Day.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: thewobbler on December 26, 2017, 12:48:33 PM
What's Boxing Day.
It’s a public holiday in England, when traditionally all English professional football teams play matches.

I’m wondering if you describe Thanksgiving NFL matches as being played on the 4th Thursday in November?
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Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on December 26, 2017, 02:03:37 PM
Good start, only 60 more goals needed...
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: laoislad on December 26, 2017, 02:14:53 PM
What's Boxing Day.
It’s a public holiday in England, when traditionally all English professional football teams play matches.

I’m wondering if you describe Thanksgiving NFL matches as being played on the 4th Thursday in November?
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I've as much interest in thanksgiving NFL matches (whatever the fcuk they are)as anything you have got to say.
In case you're wondering that means I have no interest in either.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Captain Obvious on December 26, 2017, 02:25:20 PM
5 goals from 7 shots on target is impressive stuff, helps when you have a striker like Harry Kane and without him Tottenham would be mid table.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: BennyCake on December 26, 2017, 02:39:52 PM
Hattrick for Kane. He now has a pointless scoring record. But at least it's no longer Baldy Shearer's pointless scoring record.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Syferus on December 26, 2017, 03:04:23 PM
5 goals from 7 shots on target is impressive stuff, helps when you have a striker like Harry Kane and without him Tottenham would be mid table.

Son has filled in well when Kane has been out. Kane is good but it feels like Spurs’ system is tailor-made to make the lone striker the focal point of everything. The same glowing terms were talked about Bale but if anything Spurs ended up a better side after he left.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: AZOffaly on December 26, 2017, 06:55:16 PM
I heard Thierry Henry talking about what Kane needed to improve to pass out Messi :) :) :)
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: laoislad on December 26, 2017, 06:56:51 PM
Predictable result between Man United and Burnley today when you consider they are both working off similar transfer budgets
Well according to Man United fans anyway...
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: SHEEDY on December 26, 2017, 09:11:15 PM
Any recorded records of goalscoring or league titles musnt count before 1992, its almost as if sky invented football and anything that happened before the premier league started is wiped from history.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: AZOffaly on December 26, 2017, 09:28:22 PM
Any recorded records of goalscoring or league titles musnt count before 1992, its almost as if sky invented football and anything that happened before the premier league started is wiped from history.

Dixie Dean?
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Syferus on December 26, 2017, 09:45:06 PM
What part of ‘Premier League’ are those who insist on pointing to Dean’s record missing? Professional moaners.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: SHEEDY on December 26, 2017, 10:26:59 PM
What part of ‘Premier League’ are those who insist on pointing to Dean’s record missing? Professional moaners.
yeah your right 'premier league' league records are all that count. Same as calendar year records mean everything. Dixie dean and jimmy greaves' goal scoring records in the top flight dont count because as everyone now knows sky invented football in 1992 and anything that happened before that isn't real.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: hardstation on December 26, 2017, 10:34:35 PM
You've little to worry you.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: SHEEDY on December 27, 2017, 12:38:36 AM
You've little to worry you.
says the man with near 24000 posts. You must find plenty to worry you. Keep posting mate you'll soon be there, not far to go.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: hardstation on December 27, 2017, 01:31:10 AM
You've little to worry you.
says the man with near 24000 posts. You must find plenty to worry you. Keep posting mate you'll soon be there, not far to go.
I saw a football match in 1988 so I did. Its a disgrace.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Cunny Funt on December 27, 2017, 08:18:48 PM
Some pass by Debruyne on that City goal.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: GetOverTheBar on December 29, 2017, 11:21:29 AM
Predictable result between Man United and Burnley today when you consider they are both working off similar transfer budgets
Well according to Man United fans anyway...

 :o ;D
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Capt Pat on December 30, 2017, 11:55:08 PM
What are they advertising at the Newcastle match? I will need to brush up on my mandarin to find out. All four sides of the ground with the same revolving ad in Mandarin I think.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: AZOffaly on December 31, 2017, 06:05:38 PM
Horrible tackle on De Bruyne there in that Citeh game. Hope he's not badly done.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Cunny Funt on December 31, 2017, 06:23:46 PM
Refs so inconsistent on hand balls in the penalty area. 
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: SHEEDY on December 31, 2017, 06:26:24 PM
Mike dean again stealing the headlines. That was never a penalty in a million years.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: quit yo jibbajabba on January 01, 2018, 11:56:53 PM
Klavan for the Pool today was the 97th different nationality to score in the Premiership

If this fries even one persons head enough so they sit down and try work out all nationalities my work here is done  ;D
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Never beat the deeler on January 02, 2018, 12:10:45 AM
Klavan for the Pool today was the 97th different nationality to score in the Premiership

If this fries even one persons head enough so they sit down and try work out all nationalities my work here is done  ;D

Not quite that bored at work, but i did google Marian Pahars as I thought he was Estonian (he's not)
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Gold on January 02, 2018, 02:12:02 AM
SuperMarian is Latvian. What a wee player he was.

Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on January 02, 2018, 02:36:12 PM
Anyone that's up to nothing much today BT are currently showing highlights of FA Cup Finals from the late 70s/early 80s back to back...

I can replay every game from then in my mind, who scored, the context, even the build up from 9AM on the telly :) but I'd struggle to name you the finals of the last 10 years,thats how much Sky and the like has desensitised us to football. God be with the days of watching highlights of mid week matches on a Wed night not knowing who'd won or spending your Sat afternoon listening to a poor reception on radio 2 and if your game wasn't the commentary game praying that when they went over to your ground it was for a goal to your side. The teleprinter was a torture too in my mind it always flashed up 'Liverpool 1-0 Rush (90)'

After writing all that I suppose a good few of you are too young to remember those halcyon days :)
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Cunny Funt on January 02, 2018, 03:09:28 PM
What was radio 2? BBC radio five is what I use to listen too before the days of live matches on
Sky and BT sports. 3rd round of the FA cup was always one of the highlighs of the football season back then, nowadays not much interest in it at all it seems.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on January 02, 2018, 03:42:49 PM
I must be older than you it was radio 2 til late 80s or so then moved to radio 5. I just remembered that at 4.20 they used to welcome listeners to the BBC World Service too..

Jimmy Armfield, Peter Jones, Alan Green even George Hamilton.. Yeah 3th round of the cup was the highlight for me too
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: An Watcher on January 02, 2018, 03:45:59 PM
Watching highlights of big European games between a.c. Milan and Marseille on a Wed night
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 02, 2018, 03:54:21 PM
the dreaded teleprinter, i remember doing a bet with Eastwoods (another blast from the past), the 2 from each section part, 10 teams would have got you minimum of £1500 quid or so (depending on the odds it could have been more, but never less) and all the teams were up on the teleprinter, only waiting on one team who on the last call of the video printer were winning one nil.. Morton v Brechin I think, anyways last of the teleprinter came in and all good, went to Classifieds and of course they were a scottish league one game so nearly at the end, i'd my bet counted up only to see the feckers had scored a goal to level it!

As you say, football is completely over the top now... I turn it over at halftime if watching and only watch the football as the pundits are full of crap
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: BennyCake on January 02, 2018, 05:14:10 PM
Vidiprinter was great. Agonising to wait for. We've become used to always knowing every minute detail of games as it happens. I find myself if I've been busy and missed some results, I avoid news reports/internet and watch highlights without knowing results. I think part of me is rebelling against all this wall to wall coverage of every match.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: ONeill on January 02, 2018, 05:51:12 PM
Anyone that's up to nothing much today BT are currently showing highlights of FA Cup Finals from the late 70s/early 80s back to back...

I can replay every game from then in my mind, who scored, the context, even the build up from 9AM on the telly :) but I'd struggle to name you the finals of the last 10 years,thats how much Sky and the like has desensitised us to football. God be with the days of watching highlights of mid week matches on a Wed night not knowing who'd won or spending your Sat afternoon listening to a poor reception on radio 2 and if your game wasn't the commentary game praying that when they went over to your ground it was for a goal to your side. The teleprinter was a torture too in my mind it always flashed up 'Liverpool 1-0 Rush (90)'

After writing all that I suppose a good few of you are too young to remember those halcyon days :)

Agree. I used to be able to recite all Grand National winners going back 15-20 years.

Something changes. Maybe it's age and wising up.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on January 02, 2018, 06:21:51 PM
Anyone that's up to nothing much today BT are currently showing highlights of FA Cup Finals from the late 70s/early 80s back to back...

I can replay every game from then in my mind, who scored, the context, even the build up from 9AM on the telly :) but I'd struggle to name you the finals of the last 10 years,thats how much Sky and the like has desensitised us to football. God be with the days of watching highlights of mid week matches on a Wed night not knowing who'd won or spending your Sat afternoon listening to a poor reception on radio 2 and if your game wasn't the commentary game praying that when they went over to your ground it was for a goal to your side. The teleprinter was a torture too in my mind it always flashed up 'Liverpool 1-0 Rush (90)'

After writing all that I suppose a good few of you are too young to remember those halcyon days :)

Agree. I used to be able to recite all Grand National winners going back 15-20 years.

Something changes. Maybe it's age and wising up.

I think it’s more ‘What’s seldom is wonderful’ I’m as mad about sport as I was when I was a little kid but it’s all in front of you now (which is great too) but it tends to make you blaize about it.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: ONeill on January 02, 2018, 06:36:24 PM
It's the same with chocolate at Christmas.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: seafoid on January 02, 2018, 06:49:27 PM
Anyone that's up to nothing much today BT are currently showing highlights of FA Cup Finals from the late 70s/early 80s back to back...

I can replay every game from then in my mind, who scored, the context, even the build up from 9AM on the telly :) but I'd struggle to name you the finals of the last 10 years,thats how much Sky and the like has desensitised us to football. God be with the days of watching highlights of mid week matches on a Wed night not knowing who'd won or spending your Sat afternoon listening to a poor reception on radio 2 and if your game wasn't the commentary game praying that when they went over to your ground it was for a goal to your side. The teleprinter was a torture too in my mind it always flashed up 'Liverpool 1-0 Rush (90)'

After writing all that I suppose a good few of you are too young to remember those halcyon days :)

Agree. I used to be able to recite all Grand National winners going back 15-20 years.

Something changes. Maybe it's age and wising up.

I think it’s more ‘What’s seldom is wonderful’ I’m as mad about sport as I was when I was a little kid but it’s all in front of you now (which is great too) but it tends to make you blaize about it.
Any sport in which Sky was involved has been promoted to death .  Darts is a really obvious  example.
Heavy duty sports PR stimulates dopamine in the brain but after a while the effect wears off and it is Huddersfield versus Brighton in the rain.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: BennyCake on January 02, 2018, 07:19:57 PM
Anyone that's up to nothing much today BT are currently showing highlights of FA Cup Finals from the late 70s/early 80s back to back...

I can replay every game from then in my mind, who scored, the context, even the build up from 9AM on the telly :) but I'd struggle to name you the finals of the last 10 years,thats how much Sky and the like has desensitised us to football. God be with the days of watching highlights of mid week matches on a Wed night not knowing who'd won or spending your Sat afternoon listening to a poor reception on radio 2 and if your game wasn't the commentary game praying that when they went over to your ground it was for a goal to your side. The teleprinter was a torture too in my mind it always flashed up 'Liverpool 1-0 Rush (90)'

After writing all that I suppose a good few of you are too young to remember those halcyon days :)

Agree. I used to be able to recite all Grand National winners going back 15-20 years.

Something changes. Maybe it's age and wising up.

I think it’s more ‘What’s seldom is wonderful’ I’m as mad about sport as I was when I was a little kid but it’s all in front of you now (which is great too) but it tends to make you blaize about it.
Any sport in which Sky was involved has been promoted to death .  Darts is a really obvious  example.
Heavy duty sports PR stimulates dopamine in the brain but after a while the effect wears off and it is Huddersfield versus Brighton in the rain.

GAA is the same. There's far too many games. Highlights hide alot of drab shite.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: thewobbler on January 02, 2018, 08:05:58 PM
To be honest i reckon it’s ITV that’s killing darts, not Sky. The world championship (at the Ally) and premier league made it brilliant viewing. The weekly open in seemingly the exact same venue but a different country, which inevitably sees MvG beat Wright 10-5 in the final, is ITV’s forte.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: BennyCake on January 02, 2018, 09:02:39 PM
Shane Long has scored a goal.

Yes, you read that correctly.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Targetman on January 02, 2018, 09:15:56 PM
Shane Long has scored a goal.

Yes, you read that correctly.
That’ll be his goal for the year!
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: seafoid on January 02, 2018, 10:08:38 PM
Anyone that's up to nothing much today BT are currently showing highlights of FA Cup Finals from the late 70s/early 80s back to back...

I can replay every game from then in my mind, who scored, the context, even the build up from 9AM on the telly :) but I'd struggle to name you the finals of the last 10 years,thats how much Sky and the like has desensitised us to football. God be with the days of watching highlights of mid week matches on a Wed night not knowing who'd won or spending your Sat afternoon listening to a poor reception on radio 2 and if your game wasn't the commentary game praying that when they went over to your ground it was for a goal to your side. The teleprinter was a torture too in my mind it always flashed up 'Liverpool 1-0 Rush (90)'

After writing all that I suppose a good few of you are too young to remember those halcyon days :)

Agree. I used to be able to recite all Grand National winners going back 15-20 years.

Something changes. Maybe it's age and wising up.

I think it’s more ‘What’s seldom is wonderful’ I’m as mad about sport as I was when I was a little kid but it’s all in front of you now (which is great too) but it tends to make you blaize about it.
Any sport in which Sky was involved has been promoted to death .  Darts is a really obvious  example.
Heavy duty sports PR stimulates dopamine in the brain but after a while the effect wears off and it is Huddersfield versus Brighton in the rain.

GAA is the same. There's far too many games. Highlights hide alot of drab shite.
Attendances are very worrying and saying the same thing.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Never beat the deeler on January 03, 2018, 12:23:03 AM
Some turnaround for Palace - only one loss in the last 10, 2-3 home to Arsenal.

Lost the first 4 before Roy took over, theh he had a tough start, losing the first 5 including ManU, Citeh and Chelsea.

Since then P13 W5, D7, L1
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Gold on January 03, 2018, 12:51:55 AM
Some turnaround for Palace - only one loss in the last 10, 2-3 home to Arsenal.

Lost the first 4 before Roy took over, theh he had a tough start, losing the first 5 including ManU, Citeh and Chelsea.

Since then P13 W5, D7, L1

Defi

Didnt they start by not scoring in about 7 matches....great turnaround
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: mrdeeds on January 03, 2018, 08:34:21 AM
Some turnaround for Palace - only one loss in the last 10, 2-3 home to Arsenal.

Lost the first 4 before Roy took over, theh he had a tough start, losing the first 5 including ManU, Citeh and Chelsea.

Since then P13 W5, D7, L1

They bet Chelsea.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 03, 2018, 09:26:09 PM
Chelsea are in some form.... they had that blip but seem to be on a roll
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Cunny Funt on January 03, 2018, 09:35:55 PM
Some finish to that Arsenal,Chelsea game. A draw probably a fair result.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 03, 2018, 09:50:42 PM
Will be the tightest finish for second place .... Ever
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Captain Obvious on January 03, 2018, 10:02:53 PM
Will be the tightest finish for second place .... Ever
Going to be some battle for 4th place.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 03, 2018, 10:05:10 PM
Will be the tightest finish for second place .... Ever
Going to be some battle for 4th place.

Think Spurs will take one of the top four spots!
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: TabClear on January 03, 2018, 10:16:18 PM
Cracking game at the Emirates. Hopefully the battle for the top four is tight so Sky can try Make everyone belief it’s the best year ever when City wrap the league up by March!
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: blewuporstuffed on January 04, 2018, 08:35:27 AM
Cracking game at the Emirates. Hopefully the battle for the top four is tight so Sky can try Make everyone belief it’s the best year ever when City wrap the league up by March!

I actually think this year has been good, it will be won by an really outstanding team, playing great football.The other top 4 places is a close contest so far between 5 other good teams and 5 PL teams have made it through to the last 16 of the CL . It has been more entertaininga nd a higher standard this year, than it has been for a while.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: TabClear on January 04, 2018, 09:38:11 AM
Cracking game at the Emirates. Hopefully the battle for the top four is tight so Sky can try Make everyone belief it’s the best year ever when City wrap the league up by March!

I actually think this year has been good, it will be won by an really outstanding team, playing great football.The other top 4 places is a close contest so far between 5 other good teams and 5 PL teams have made it through to the last 16 of the CL . It has been more entertaininga nd a higher standard this year, than it has been for a while.

No I agree, its just a pity City are so far ahead. I just always enjoy Sky's attempts to make the most meaningless games a "Showdown". The top four battle should keep them sorted this year
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: blewuporstuffed on January 04, 2018, 09:53:19 AM
Cracking game at the Emirates. Hopefully the battle for the top four is tight so Sky can try Make everyone belief it’s the best year ever when City wrap the league up by March!

I actually think this year has been good, it will be won by an really outstanding team, playing great football.The other top 4 places is a close contest so far between 5 other good teams and 5 PL teams have made it through to the last 16 of the CL . It has been more entertaininga nd a higher standard this year, than it has been for a while.

No I agree, its just a pity City are so far ahead. I just always enjoy Sky's attempts to make the most meaningless games a "Showdown". The top four battle should keep them sorted this year
Sky gonna Sky
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Captain Obvious on January 04, 2018, 09:27:47 PM
Has taken West Ham United 70 mins to get a shot on goal and what a shot at that!
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: laoislad on January 04, 2018, 09:33:04 PM
Now that's a goal! Some strike from Obiang.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Captain Obvious on January 04, 2018, 09:39:44 PM
Level. Great strike by Son!
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: seafoid on January 05, 2018, 07:23:32 AM
Irish u21 international

View image on Twitter

West Ham United

✔@WestHamUtd

Declan Rice. 
18 years old. 
Man of the match.

11:36 PM - Jan 4, 2018

And Moyes is his manager  . Go on my son.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Cunny Funt on January 07, 2018, 01:04:14 AM
Stoke sacked Mark Hughes
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: From the Bunker on January 07, 2018, 01:08:28 AM
Stoke sacked Mark Hughes

About time! Although he is one of the cheapest Managers in the Premier League.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Aaron Boone on January 07, 2018, 09:22:08 AM
Stoke currently in relegation zone on 20pts. Watford in 10th place on just 25pts.
Gonna be a very tight relegation race this season.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Cunny Funt on January 09, 2018, 08:37:54 PM
Bristol City leading the Premier league runaway leaders 1-0 at half time in their home patch. Deserved lead also as they have managed to hold Man City to just two shots on target.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Cunny Funt on January 09, 2018, 09:14:55 PM
All Manchester City now Bristol City may have scored too early.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Captain Obvious on January 09, 2018, 09:38:06 PM
Manchester City the new kings of the late winners. Tough luck on Bristol City great effort by them.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Tony Baloney on January 09, 2018, 09:54:29 PM
Manchester City the new kings of the late winners. Tough luck on Bristol City great effort by them.
Guardi time.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: lenny on January 13, 2018, 09:03:07 PM
Some massive games today in the epl. Several relegation 6 pointers for the bottom 14.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 14, 2018, 12:02:25 PM
Liverpool at home today i2/1! Fantastic price, City’s toughest match this year mad not to lump on.. Liverpool plenty to prove, Chelsea dropped points and Spurs moving up the league!
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 14, 2018, 04:17:07 PM
Won’t cash out just yet! Liverpool bossing City
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 14, 2018, 07:53:34 PM
If Utd win tomorrow it only closes the gap to 12 points! Ridiculous lead still, plenty goals in this team so they will win league handy.. but any of the other 4 teams will not be guaranteed a top four till the last game... Spurs and Liverpool’s form though is very good, between Chelsea and Man Utd for the last position..

As said earlier great price at 2/1
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: StGallsGAA on January 14, 2018, 08:53:23 PM
If Utd win tomorrow it only closes the gap to 12 points! Ridiculous lead still, plenty goals in this team so they will win league handy.. but any of the other 4 teams will not be guaranteed a top four till the last game... Spurs and Liverpool’s form though is very good, between Chelsea and Man Utd for the last position..

As said earlier great price at 2/1

Thankfully both have made bottling it an art form in Premier League run-ins!  ;D
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 14, 2018, 08:57:01 PM
If Liverpool get a decent keeper and a good left back they’ll clean up next year
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: StGallsGAA on January 14, 2018, 08:59:44 PM
If Liverpool get a decent keeper and a good left back they’ll clean up next year
You mean they could win a real treble??
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 14, 2018, 09:01:39 PM
If Liverpool get a decent keeper and a good left back they’ll clean up next year
You mean they could win a real treble??

Well that too, but maybe just maybe I might get a return from backing them every year ..
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: StGallsGAA on January 14, 2018, 09:07:27 PM
If you want to make money on Liverpool back them game by game, ht/ft @ home and a straight win away.  Easy money. 
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: SHEEDY on January 21, 2018, 11:08:56 AM
Watford have sacked marco silva.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Tony Baloney on January 21, 2018, 11:31:19 AM
Watford have sacked marco silva.
They're midtable so I'd have thought that was a result if you were Watford. Yes they are battling it out with the other shit teams like West Ham and Everton but they hardly expect to be challenging  City, United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Spurs, Arsenal.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: thewobbler on January 21, 2018, 11:35:21 AM
The problem is that’s exactly what they expect, hence they got rid of Flores for finishing mid table, reaching a cup semi and generally playing pretty good football.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: imtommygunn on January 21, 2018, 11:41:21 AM
Yeah i think that is a mistake. They have blamed everton for it.

Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: StGallsGAA on January 21, 2018, 12:00:25 PM
https://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/907639/Alexis-Sanchez-Liverpool-Man-Utd

Liverpool's offer of his choice of the club's floozy receptionists didn't quite lure Sanchez as it did for Brendan Rodgers!   ;D
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: playwiththewind1st on January 21, 2018, 12:13:19 PM
A very important element of the overall package. Only the top notch agents can negotiate an acceptable conclusion to those types of issues.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on January 21, 2018, 12:26:39 PM
Watford have sacked marco silva.
They're midtable so I'd have thought that was a result if you were Watford. Yes they are battling it out with the other shit teams like West Ham and Everton but they hardly expect to be challenging  City, United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Spurs, Arsenal.

They’re not really mid table though are they? They’re 5 points and a couple of bad weeks away from the relegation places. Every team below Burnley except probably Everton is still in a relegation battle to some degree...

I’m not sure of the ins and outs of the situation at Watford but if the whole thing with Everton has changed the equilibrium now is the time to change things not March when a slide could be terminal..
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: laoislad on January 21, 2018, 12:30:06 PM
Modern football fans eh...


Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: playwiththewind1st on January 21, 2018, 12:33:15 PM
Obviously one of the prawn sandwich brigade.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: From the Bunker on January 21, 2018, 01:39:26 PM
Don't realise they would not be supporting Man u only for this man.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 21, 2018, 02:34:39 PM
One persons post is representative of all the Utd fans, can we look at the retweets to see what said?
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: StGallsGAA on January 21, 2018, 02:38:24 PM
Modern football fans eh...




What a tool.  Those sort of fans we can do without
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Cunny Funt on January 21, 2018, 02:59:46 PM
One persons post is representative of all the Utd fans, can we look at the retweets to see what said?
https://twitter.com/UtdFan4/status/954635450068754433
As you can see he got plenty replies and he is probably delighted with all of the attention he is getting. What a gobshite.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 21, 2018, 04:04:31 PM
Obviously a WUM
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 23, 2018, 09:12:41 PM
City have a very strong team out tonight, taking no chances
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Cunny Funt on January 23, 2018, 09:40:41 PM
City have a very strong team out tonight, taking no chances
Beaten 2-3 tonight with the last kick of the game and so close to 1-1 in the first leg. A fantastic effort by Bristol City.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Captain Obvious on January 23, 2018, 09:47:52 PM
Why did the Sky Sports commentator keep saying tonight that Pep Guardiola has reached his first Wembley final when in fact he reached the FA cup final last year and a few Wembley finals with Barcelona?
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 23, 2018, 09:50:22 PM
City have a very strong team out tonight, taking no chances
Beaten 2-3 tonight with the last kick of the game and so close to 1-1 in the first leg. A fantastic effort by Bristol City.

Probably gave City their hardest games this season
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Aaron Boone on January 23, 2018, 09:55:17 PM
Bristol the biggest city in England never to have a Premier League team.
 Having two medium-sized clubs in a rugby town is part of the problem.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Maiden1 on January 23, 2018, 09:59:41 PM
Why did the Sky Sports commentator keep saying tonight that Pep Guardiola has reached his first Wembley final when in fact he reached the FA cup final last year and a few Wembley finals with Barcelona?
Arsenal Chelsea final last season
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Captain Obvious on January 23, 2018, 10:02:13 PM
Why did the Sky Sports commentator keep saying tonight that Pep Guardiola has reached his first Wembley final when in fact he reached the FA cup final last year and a few Wembley finals with Barcelona?
Arsenal Chelsea final last season
Forgot it was a Wembley semi final that Arsenal beat Manchester City in. He still reached a few Wembley finals before.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 30, 2018, 08:43:12 PM
50/1 for Huddersfield at the minute
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: trileacman on January 30, 2018, 09:00:18 PM
Did athelico Bilbao have a policy once that they only had a squad of players of basque origin? I just seen that Man City signed a French player of theirs and I always had this idea all Bilbao players were basque but I may have just took that notion.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Captain Obvious on January 30, 2018, 09:17:27 PM
Awful mistake by Cech

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoY1NHE908Q
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: macdanger2 on January 30, 2018, 11:25:03 PM
Did athelico Bilbao have a policy once that they only had a squad of players of basque origin? I just seen that Man City signed a French player of theirs and I always had this idea all Bilbao players were basque but I may have just took that notion.

They did but not as strict anymore AFAIK. However, part of the basque is in France so yer man could be basque
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Syferus on January 31, 2018, 12:00:50 AM
Did athelico Bilbao have a policy once that they only had a squad of players of basque origin? I just seen that Man City signed a French player of theirs and I always had this idea all Bilbao players were basque but I may have just took that notion.

They did but not as strict anymore AFAIK. However, part of the basque is in France so yer man could be basque

It’s still strict as ever. Part of France is in the Basque region so they qualify. Inaki Williams’ family moved to Bilbao before he was born so that’s how he qualifies.

Bilbao are one of the few professional clubs not set up as a corporation also.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: AZOffaly on January 31, 2018, 08:39:00 AM
Quite a significant part of Southern France is Basque. Biarritz and Bayonne, the big French Rugby clubs are proudly Basque. Actually Catalonia runs into France as well. Perpignon are Catalan.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: OgraAnDun on January 31, 2018, 09:02:14 AM
Did athelico Bilbao have a policy once that they only had a squad of players of basque origin? I just seen that Man City signed a French player of theirs and I always had this idea all Bilbao players were basque but I may have just took that notion.

They did but not as strict anymore AFAIK. However, part of the basque is in France so yer man could be basque

If your granny once lived in the Basque Country for a period of time a few decades ago, they’ll say it’s enough to claim you as Basque and therefore sign you.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Avondhu star on January 31, 2018, 01:09:48 PM
Did athelico Bilbao have a policy once that they only had a squad of players of basque origin? I just seen that Man City signed a French player of theirs and I always had this idea all Bilbao players were basque but I may have just took that notion.

They did but not as strict anymore AFAIK. However, part of the basque is in France so yer man could be basque

If your granny once lived in the Basque Country for a period of time a few decades ago, they’ll say it’s enough to claim you as Basque and therefore sign you.

They must have spoken with the F.A.I.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 31, 2018, 07:59:28 PM
Have backed Spurs. A win and a 3-1 win also... Utd could surprise me but Spurs have hit a rich vein of form lately while Utd have grinded out results
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: SHEEDY on January 31, 2018, 08:13:49 PM
Spurs ahead after 11 seconds.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: laoislad on January 31, 2018, 09:09:02 PM
Bournemouth 3 up at Chelsea  :o
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on January 31, 2018, 09:10:28 PM
would drop them into 4th
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: lenny on January 31, 2018, 10:26:45 PM
Bournemouth 3 up at Chelsea  :o

man city 15 points clear at the top. That's the same gap as between 7th and bottom. There are 2 clear divisions in the top league, the top 6 and the rest fighting relegation.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: laoislad on February 05, 2018, 09:54:29 PM
Will Conte survive after tonight?
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on February 05, 2018, 09:57:22 PM
https://www.oddschecker.com/football/english/premier-league/top-4-finish
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: AZOffaly on February 05, 2018, 09:58:07 PM
Will Conte survive after tonight?

He looks and sounds like a beaten man. Would this be the 3rd year in a row that the previous years champions sacked their manager?
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Cunny Funt on February 05, 2018, 09:59:59 PM
It was some win for Watford tonight on the home debut of Javi Garcia.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Captain Obvious on February 05, 2018, 10:03:36 PM
Will Conte survive after tonight?

He looks and sounds like a beaten man. Would this be the 3rd year in a row that the previous years champions sacked their manager?
Probably Abramovich doesn't wait for things to improve.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on February 05, 2018, 10:06:00 PM
Not like the Chelsea players to quit playing for a manager..
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on February 06, 2018, 06:52:37 PM
West Ham signing Patrice Evra on a free transfer apparently
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on February 12, 2018, 08:05:40 PM
4 minutes Sturridge lasted  :o
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: north_antrim_hound on February 12, 2018, 11:09:07 PM
4 minutes Sturridge lasted  :o

He’s a professional injury patient who’s Career has been blighted by football   
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Esmarelda on February 13, 2018, 09:31:33 AM
4 minutes Sturridge lasted  :o

He’s a professional injury patient who’s Career has been blighted by football
Barely lasted a minute in fact. Took a while for the sub to take place.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Cunny Funt on February 16, 2018, 06:45:29 PM
This could go into the WTF thread

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/amp/football/43089347?

four players Jonny Evans, Gareth Barry, Jake Livermore and Boaz Myhill have apologised for allegedly stealing a taxi outside a fast-food restaurant in Barcelona
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: SHEEDY on February 16, 2018, 07:05:04 PM
This could go into the WTF thread

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/amp/football/43089347?

four players Jonny Evans, Gareth Barry, Jake Livermore and Boaz Myhill have apologised for allegedly stealing a taxi outside a fast-food restaurant in Barcelona
kids heh, what would you do with them??? at least it wasn't any of the senior pro's at the club, you know the one's that should be leading by example  ;D ;D  surprised at gareth barry, thought he was supposed to be a model pro.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: StGallsGAA on February 17, 2018, 12:25:50 AM
This could go into the WTF thread

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/amp/football/43089347?

four players Jonny Evans, Gareth Barry, Jake Livermore and Boaz Myhill have apologised for allegedly stealing a taxi outside a fast-food restaurant in Barcelona
kids heh, what would you do with them??? at least it wasn't any of the senior pro's at the club, you know the one's that should be leading by example  ;D ;D  surprised at gareth barry, thought he was supposed to be a model pro.

They should all sign for Liverpool. Drink driving and endangering children's lives like Firmino is the done thing apparently!  tr**p.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: heganboy on February 17, 2018, 05:53:56 AM
Isn't it past your bedtime? Have you not passed your screen time limit today? Poor diddums will be Mr grumpy pants in the morning. Aw bless your wee cotton socks. Staying up late and battling those horrible Liverpool fans on the internet. Mummy's brave little soldier...
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: An Watcher on February 17, 2018, 06:28:05 AM
Hopefully they get treated the same as anyone else who would care to steal a taxi!!
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: laoislad on February 17, 2018, 10:20:10 AM
This could go into the WTF thread

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/amp/football/43089347?

four players Jonny Evans, Gareth Barry, Jake Livermore and Boaz Myhill have apologised for allegedly stealing a taxi outside a fast-food restaurant in Barcelona
kids heh, what would you do with them??? at least it wasn't any of the senior pro's at the club, you know the one's that should be leading by example  ;D ;D  surprised at gareth barry, thought he was supposed to be a model pro.

They should all sign for Liverpool. Drink driving and endangering children's lives like Firmino is the done thing apparently!  tr**p.
You're a f**king weirdo.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on February 17, 2018, 11:36:38 AM
You’d expect more from an International captain
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Captain Obvious on February 19, 2018, 09:48:16 PM
League one Wigan Athletic have just knocked Manchester City out of the FA Cup. Nothing like a good underdog story/win like that in team sport!  meanwhile in the GAA football championship a group stage has been introduced for final eight...
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on February 19, 2018, 09:49:41 PM
Will Greg on fire
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Cunny Funt on February 19, 2018, 09:52:51 PM
The dream for 4 is no more a good line by BBC. Love to see a good pitch celebration after a cup shock. Man City must be sick of sight of Wigan at this stage not once,twice but three times they have beat them in the FA Cup in recent years
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: imtommygunn on February 19, 2018, 09:59:08 PM
Aguero seemed to slap a spectator. I suspect he deserved it looking at it but he could be in a bit oftrouble.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Wildweasel74 on February 19, 2018, 10:50:45 PM
And what why fans shouldn't be allowed onto a pitch, opposite players come under threat,  where was the police at, couple of w**ker trying to get a reaction out of Aguero, a slap do then a world of good.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Captain Obvious on February 19, 2018, 11:25:53 PM
And what why fans shouldn't be allowed onto a pitch, opposite players come under threat,  where was the police at, couple of w**ker trying to get a reaction out of Aguero, a slap do then a world of good.
Good job Aguero doesn't have to face up against the Tyrone sledging ;)
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on February 20, 2018, 10:50:19 AM
Poor old City, nobody gives a shite about them, if United or Liverpool for that matter were the kingpins and were involved in a night of such drama and controversy the internet might have imploded  ;D
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: screenexile on February 20, 2018, 10:54:31 AM
Poor old City, nobody gives a shite about them, if United or Liverpool for that matter were the kingpins and were involved in a night of such drama and controversy the internet might have imploded  ;D

In the FA Cup?

Doubt it
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on February 20, 2018, 11:15:21 AM
Ha u would have been 1st in  :D

Player sent off, manager in an unseemly scrum, player scuffling with a fan, bit of crowd trouble thrown in, the quadruple gone. Yeah I’d say it wouldn’t have attracted many comments
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: screenexile on February 20, 2018, 11:23:44 AM
Ha u would have been 1st in  :D

Player sent off, manager in an unseemly scrum, player scuffling with a fan, bit of crowd trouble thrown in, the quadruple gone. Yeah I’d say it wouldn’t have attracted many comments

It's all over twitter if you want to look there . . . not too many City fans on this forum I don't think.

I'm not a City fan either. It wasn't a red, Pep was out of order, apparently the fan spat at Aguero and Wigan fans are a horrible outfit why they couldn't just enjoy their victory by focussing on their own team I don't kow.

Not much more to say really, Wigan aren't going to win it. It probably helps City in the long run actually.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on February 20, 2018, 11:29:25 AM
I thought it was a reckless tackle, had he caught him it could have broken a ankle , one foot was showing studs, I'd have said it was borderline red... No reason to dive in for the ball like that anyways
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on February 20, 2018, 11:31:06 AM
Ur kind of missing the point screen..

Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: north_antrim_hound on February 20, 2018, 11:33:17 AM
In hard with the studs showing, straight red.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: screenexile on February 20, 2018, 11:34:16 AM
Ur kind of missing the point screen..

You're right I did . . . give them a few years though when they knock their noisy neighbours off their perch and they'll be all that's talked about!!

Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Maroon Manc on February 20, 2018, 11:35:57 AM
I heard Mark Halsey on the radio this morning claiming its not a red, I have no idea what he's on about.

The game has certainly gone soft but jumping in showing your studs is an obvious red card.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on February 20, 2018, 11:58:34 AM
Ur kind of missing the point screen..

You're right I did . . . give them a few years though when they knock their noisy neighbours off their perch and they'll be all that's talked about!!

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: magpie seanie on February 20, 2018, 12:02:42 PM
How come Wigan can beat Man City but highly paid multi millionaires can't?
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: mackers on February 20, 2018, 12:12:15 PM
I like Pep but he can't have it both ways.  A few weeks back he was complaining that players need to be protected from reckless tackles and then when one of his own is sent off for a reckless tackle he loses the bap!
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: screenexile on February 20, 2018, 12:14:49 PM
I like Pep but he can't have it both ways.  A few weeks back he was complaining that players need to be protected from reckless tackles and then when one of his own is sent off for a reckless tackle he loses the bap!

Was he going mad for the red card though? Still not sure if it was a red or not but can see why it's given. The referee handled it atrociously by taking out the yellow card, getting surrounded and then brandishing a red.

It looks very much like his decision was influenced by the players which is what I'd hazard Pep was losing the rag about!
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: mackers on February 20, 2018, 12:19:27 PM
The commentators seemed to suggest that the ref was in communication with his linesman and that's what influenced him rather than the Wigan players.  That said, one of the Wigan players clearly barged into him and I'd imagine could get a retrospective ban.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: NAG1 on February 20, 2018, 12:29:04 PM
The commentators seemed to suggest that the ref was in communication with his linesman and that's what influenced him rather than the Wigan players.  That said, one of the Wigan players clearly barged into him and I'd imagine could get a retrospective ban.

I thought it was the City players who were badgering him and bumping him after the sending off, I counted at least four of them screaming in his face. But that wouldnt fit with the narrative that Pep is white shining light of goodness and eveyone else is just isnt and should be thankful to share the experience of playing against him and his team.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Taylor on February 20, 2018, 12:31:36 PM
Shocking decision for the sending off in fairness. Yellow at best.

And what was Aguero to do being confronted by a fan? Surely the Christ everyone should be more concerned about the scum invading the field and confronting the players?
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: blewuporstuffed on February 20, 2018, 12:37:26 PM
Shocking decision for the sending off in fairness. Yellow at best.

And what was Aguero to do being confronted by a fan? Surely the Christ everyone should be more concerned about the scum invading the field and confronting the players?

Its a tough call, but i think that's a red.
Both feet off the ground and flew into the tackle.you can argue the other way but certainly not a 'shocking decision'
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on February 20, 2018, 12:41:06 PM
Shocking decision for the sending off in fairness. Yellow at best.

And what was Aguero to do being confronted by a fan? Surely the Christ everyone should be more concerned about the scum invading the field and confronting the players?

Its a tough call, but i think that's a red.
Both feet off the ground and flew into the tackle.you can argue the other way but certainly not a 'shocking decision'

+1

I could have lived with yellow but definitely a borderline one and certainly not in the shocking decision category.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Taylor on February 20, 2018, 12:41:34 PM
If every tackle like that was a red card games would finish 8 or 9 aside
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: AZOffaly on February 20, 2018, 12:51:39 PM
If every tackle like that was a red card games would finish 8 or 9 aside

Ah no. He was even above the ball, studs up. That's reckless, and it's hard to complain about a red. It may have been a generous yellow, but hardly a shocker of a decision.


Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: nrico2006 on February 20, 2018, 12:54:51 PM
Guardiola showing his true colours last night again.  As bad a loser as there is out there.  Lost the plot last season and been fine this year due to them winning, until last night.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Minder on February 20, 2018, 12:59:33 PM
Guardiola showing his true colours last night again.  As bad a loser as there is out there.  Lost the plot last season and been fine this year due to them winning, until last night.

Coming from a United supporter ! Lol as they say
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Cunny Funt on February 20, 2018, 01:03:01 PM
Poor old City, nobody gives a shite about them, if United or Liverpool for that matter were the kingpins and were involved in a night of such drama and controversy the internet might have imploded  ;D
Looks that way alright especially on here. Even without all the controversy i think if Man United or Liverpool had lost to a league one side that lost their last two games to Southend United and Blackpool this thread would have many pages of comments.

Pep Guardiola at least was honest after the game when he said the red card was the correct call.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: mackers on February 20, 2018, 02:17:36 PM
Pep Guardiola at least was honest after the game when he said the red card was the correct call.
Didn't hear the post match interviews.  Fair play to him.  For me it was a red card.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Maroon Manc on February 20, 2018, 02:35:50 PM
If every tackle like that was a red card games would finish 8 or 9 aside

Ah no. He was even above the ball, studs up. That's reckless, and it's hard to complain about a red. It may have been a generous yellow, but hardly a shocker of a decision.




That sort of tackle has been a red for the last decade, if he makes proper contact with the defender there's a good chance he'd be seriously injured.

Spoke to a few blues this morning, none of them have any issue with the sending off.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: NAG1 on February 20, 2018, 02:37:55 PM
I genuinely cant see any argument for it being anything other than a red:
off the ground
not in control
studs showing
agressive
over the ball

Any one of those alone would be red but pile them all together it 100% red.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: screenexile on February 20, 2018, 02:41:33 PM
Guardiola showing his true colours last night again.  As bad a loser as there is out there. Lost the plot last season and been fine this year due to them winning, until last night.

That's post of the year from a United fan!!!

Fergie/LVG/Mourinho were all the same when they lost. Show me a good loser . . . He congratulated Wigan, said that it was a red card he didn't criticise the referee, what more do you want?!
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on February 20, 2018, 02:49:36 PM
Looks that way alright especially on here. Even without all the controversy i think if Man United or Liverpool had lost to a league one side that lost their last two games to Southend United and Blackpool this thread would have many pages of comments.

I think you'd see more action on their own team threads if that happened
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Cunny Funt on February 21, 2018, 10:02:12 PM
I see it was tweeted that English sides are unbeaten in all seven meetings with Spanish teams in the Champions League so far this season.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: SHEEDY on February 23, 2018, 04:47:05 PM
guardiola charged by the FA for wearing a political ribbon. it'll be interesting to see what he does now, back down or stick by his political beliefs.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43174407

Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Maroon Manc on February 23, 2018, 04:53:20 PM
guardiola charged by the FA for wearing a political ribbon. it'll be interesting to see what he does now, back down or stick by his political beliefs.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43174407

This is a strange one, its taken them long enough to make a decision on it.

I'll never know how he managed to avoid a ban for his antics against Soton earlier on in the season.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on March 02, 2018, 06:28:50 PM
Just seen this, sublime...

https://twitter.com/sweepergk/status/969576421843750912
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: J70 on March 02, 2018, 07:02:53 PM
Just seen this, sublime...

https://twitter.com/sweepergk/status/969576421843750912


That’s unbelievable. Arsenal had plenty of numbers in there trying to pressure them, but the City players are confident enough to play that tight, one touch football in their own half before finding the opening for the break.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Cunny Funt on March 04, 2018, 04:44:03 PM
Chelsea struggling to string two passes together its like watch a lower league side v Man City. Hazard doing some amount of sulking.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: imtommygunn on March 04, 2018, 04:50:43 PM
Has conte lost the dressing room? Seems like it.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Captain Obvious on March 04, 2018, 04:56:00 PM
One shot on target for Manchester City in that half, Conte is probably thinking job done so far..
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Captain Obvious on March 04, 2018, 05:03:43 PM
Contes game plan out the window now..
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Cunny Funt on March 04, 2018, 05:58:14 PM
Man City 18 points clear at the top of the table and need just 4 wins from their 9 remaining games to win title. Maybe next years title race will be a bit more interesting?
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: longballin on March 04, 2018, 06:03:17 PM
That was like Dublin v Tyrone last year with Chelsea sitting back defending a defeat. Dire.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: screenexile on March 04, 2018, 07:22:28 PM
Best team ever in the PL!

Fair play to them!!
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Captain Obvious on March 04, 2018, 07:34:27 PM
Best team ever in the PL!

Fair play to them!!
The best ever should have no problem winning 2 or 3 titles in a row then?

Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: ONeill on March 04, 2018, 07:41:13 PM
Best team ever in the PL!

Fair play to them!!

Think Arsenal 2004 wud bate them.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on March 04, 2018, 07:47:04 PM
Best team ever in the PL!

Fair play to them!!

Think it’s best to judge them against the bench mark set by the other side of Manchester. There is no reason they shouldn’t if Pep stays, though I could see him go to PSG very soon
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: under the bar on March 04, 2018, 07:56:36 PM
Great weekends results for the smaller clubs like Liverpool and Spurs who don't win trophies theses days and don't make the Champions league that often either.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Minder on March 04, 2018, 08:13:35 PM
Its as if teams (well most teams) know they are beaten before the game starts with City, they are dismantling teams.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: laoislad on March 04, 2018, 08:15:27 PM
Its as if teams (well most teams) know they are beaten before the game starts with City, they are dismantling teams.
Liverpool the only team that have actually took them on.
Chelsea reminded me of Man United today when the came to Anfield earlier in the season.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: thewobbler on March 04, 2018, 08:24:24 PM
Best team ever in the PL!

Fair play to them!!

Think Arsenal 2004 wud bate them.

City will end with more points, and a vastly superior goal difference, in what is most likely a stronger league than 2004.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on March 04, 2018, 08:32:27 PM
Its as if teams (well most teams) know they are beaten before the game starts with City, they are dismantling teams.
Liverpool the only team that have actually took them on.
Chelsea reminded me of Man United today when the came to Anfield earlier in the season.

In winning the Man City cup
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Farrandeelin on March 04, 2018, 08:35:48 PM
Best team ever in the PL!

Fair play to them!!

Think Arsenal 2004 wud bate them.

Utd in their heyday would put it up to them.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: SHEEDY on March 04, 2018, 08:37:07 PM
Best team ever in the PL!

Fair play to them!!

Think Arsenal 2004 wud bate them.

City will end with more points, and a vastly superior goal difference, in what is most likely a stronger league than 2004.
definitely would argue against it being a stronger league. Man city are miles ahead, liverpool, man utd and spurs are very good teams with good players. Chelsea have slipped a bit but the rest of the teams in the league are all somewhere between very average to very poor.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: screenexile on March 04, 2018, 08:39:36 PM
Best team ever in the PL!

Fair play to them!!

Think Arsenal 2004 wud bate them.

Utd in their heyday would put it up to them.

In a one off game the Arsenal invincibles or one or two of Uniteds teams may beat them but in terms of their overall season the figures don’t lie and that’s against a good Spurs and Liverpool side, Chelsea reigning champions and a Mourinho United. Behind City the league is as competitive as it’s been in a long long time!
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on March 04, 2018, 08:45:01 PM
Best team ever in the PL!

Fair play to them!!

Think Arsenal 2004 wud bate them.

Utd in their heyday would put it up to them.

In a one off game the Arsenal invincibles or one or two of Uniteds teams may beat them but in terms of their overall season the figures don’t lie and that’s against a good Spurs and Liverpool side, Chelsea reigning champions and a Mourinho United. Behind City the league is as competitive as it’s been in a long long time!

I think being 18 points ahead of your nearest rivals would point to a poor league but having so many teams doing well in the CL would say different. A funny league with Liverpool only losing 3 games
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: thewobbler on March 04, 2018, 08:47:57 PM
Best team ever in the PL!

Fair play to them!!

Think Arsenal 2004 wud bate them.

City will end with more points, and a vastly superior goal difference, in what is most likely a stronger league than 2004.
definitely would argue against it being a stronger league. Man city are miles ahead, liverpool, man utd and spurs are very good teams with good players. Chelsea have slipped a bit but the rest of the teams in the league are all somewhere between very average to very poor.

It’s probably not possible for a league that is famously falling down with money to have a weaker bottom half than it did 15 years ago. The cream might leave the league for riches elsewhere, but the next grade down can’t be any richer than in England.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Cunny Funt on March 04, 2018, 08:49:03 PM
We'll see what PL records this City side will break this season. So far they have most consecutive wins: 18

As it stands.

Most wins in a season (38 games): 30, Chelsea (2016–17)  City on 25 wins at the moment.

Most goals scored in a season: 103, Chelsea (2009–10)  City on 83 goals at the moment

Best goal difference in a season: 71, Chelsea (2009–10) City on a 63 GD at the moment

Most points in a season: 95, Chelsea (2004–05) City on 78 points at the moment

Of course as we all know there was football before Premier league but i am too lazy to look back on those records.

Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Minder on March 04, 2018, 08:57:24 PM
Best team ever in the PL!

Fair play to them!!

Think Arsenal 2004 wud bate them.

Utd in their heyday would put it up to them.

In a one off game the Arsenal invincibles or one or two of Uniteds teams may beat them but in terms of their overall season the figures don’t lie and that’s against a good Spurs and Liverpool side, Chelsea reigning champions and a Mourinho United. Behind City the league is as competitive as it’s been in a long long time!

I think being 18 points ahead of your nearest rivals would point to a poor league but having so many teams doing well in the CL would say different. A funny league with Liverpool only losing 3 games

I think it points to the team that is 18 pts ahead as being so superior to the other teams rather than a poor league   
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Captain Obvious on March 04, 2018, 09:00:32 PM
If Chelsea fail to beat Tottenham in a few weeks the title race and top four race could be done and dusted by early April. I'm sure SKY and BT sports would prefer their league more competitive than that and not just left to hype up a relegation battle.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: StGallsGAA on March 04, 2018, 09:16:30 PM
If Chelsea fail to beat Tottenham in a few weeks the title race and top four race could be done and dusted by early April. I'm sure SKY and BT sports would prefer their league more competitive than that and not just left to hype up a relegation battle.

But what a battle that will be.  Just 7 points separate the drop zone from the top half of the table!  Unbelievable Jeff!!!
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on March 04, 2018, 09:19:03 PM
I love these impossible discussions...

They’re probably the easiest on the eye of all the Premier League winners and are on course for a record breaking season so I suppose they definitely are in contention for best ever...

But as I said before nobody cares  ;)
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: imtommygunn on March 04, 2018, 10:11:34 PM
If Chelsea fail to beat Tottenham in a few weeks the title race and top four race could be done and dusted by early April. I'm sure SKY and BT sports would prefer their league more competitive than that and not just left to hype up a relegation battle.

Top 4 could be interesting though and the relegation battle may be good though west brom look buggered. The other 2 spots quite open. Chelsea could step up yet for top 4 though at present pardew and conte must be top 2 for the chop.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on March 04, 2018, 10:32:05 PM
If Chelsea fail to beat Tottenham in a few weeks the title race and top four race could be done and dusted by early April. I'm sure SKY and BT sports would prefer their league more competitive than that and not just left to hype up a relegation battle.

Top 4 could be interesting though and the relegation battle may be good though west brom look buggered. The other 2 spots quite open. Chelsea could step up yet for top 4 though at present pardew and conte must be top 2 for the chop.

Both favs for the chop along with Wenger!
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: imtommygunn on March 04, 2018, 10:35:43 PM
Still be surprised if wenger gets sacked. Before end of season at least.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Jell 0 Biafra on March 05, 2018, 12:32:20 AM
Spurs play both Chelsea and City in the coming weeks.  They're only 5 points clear of Chelsea right now.  Several other games between top five teams too.  I think goal difference may matter, and that may be part of the reason for Conte's setup today.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Jell 0 Biafra on March 05, 2018, 12:34:31 AM
I love these impossible discussions...

They’re probably the easiest on the eye of all the Premier League winners 


Find them quite boring to watch myself.  I'd much rather have the direct style of the Utd. team that featured Tevez Rooney and Ronaldo (and I'm not utd. fan).
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: heganboy on March 05, 2018, 01:49:03 AM
If Liverpool continue to win until city play at Old Trafford, I think they can clinch the title with a win in the Derby
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Maroon Manc on March 05, 2018, 12:34:07 PM
Wouldn't be paying much too much attention to points totals, a very limited United team in 12/13 had a similar points total to City do now after 30 games. To be judged as a great team they'll need to win back to back titles or the CL.

Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on March 05, 2018, 08:20:19 PM
United still on the bus!!
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: ashman on March 05, 2018, 08:36:40 PM
Based on what I am watching young McTominay made a good choice opting for Scotland .
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on March 05, 2018, 08:52:31 PM
If Palace still have the same energy in the second half they should win this. Pogba needs to be sent off to PSG! Has not contributed at all! Need Mata on at least
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: laoislad on March 17, 2018, 11:07:52 AM
Mourinho's press conference yesterday  ;D  ;D
Only just seen it there this morning.
How could any United fan be happy with him saying that sort of crap.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: square_ball on March 17, 2018, 11:40:48 AM
Mourinho's press conference yesterday  ;D  ;D
Only just seen it there this morning.
How could any United fan be happy with him saying that sort of crap.

I’ve seen a few people saying if Moyes said those things he’d have got dogs abuse which is correct. Mourinho was talking absolute bollox and covering his own back as usual.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on March 18, 2018, 12:00:39 PM
Mourinho's press conference yesterday  ;D  ;D
Only just seen it there this morning.
How could any United fan be happy with him saying that sort of crap.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fOaZYhTd2BU

Numpty
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Minder on March 18, 2018, 12:06:47 PM
Mourinho's press conference yesterday  ;D  ;D
Only just seen it there this morning.
How could any United fan be happy with him saying that sort of crap.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fOaZYhTd2BU

Numpty

Yeah that was the time Rafa lost it and bowed to Fergies “mind games”, don’t think they lost another game after that “meltdown”...........
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on March 18, 2018, 12:10:17 PM
Mourinho's press conference yesterday  ;D  ;D
Only just seen it there this morning.
How could any United fan be happy with him saying that sort of crap.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fOaZYhTd2BU

Numpty

Yeah that was the time Rafa lost it and bowed to Fergies “mind games”, don’t think they lost another game after that “meltdown”...........

Some people though struggle with their memory the Laois lad prime example
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: laoislad on March 18, 2018, 12:29:57 PM
Mourinho's press conference yesterday  ;D  ;D
Only just seen it there this morning.
How could any United fan be happy with him saying that sort of crap.

I’ve seen a few people saying if Moyes said those things he’d have got dogs abuse which is correct. Mourinho was talking absolute bollox and covering his own back as usual.
magpie seanie has been right all along. Listening to Mourinho he sounds like he doesn't even want to be there.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: laoislad on March 18, 2018, 12:36:28 PM
Yeah that was the time Rafa lost it and bowed to Fergies “mind games”, don’t think they lost another game after that “meltdown”...........
Rafas rant was nothing like Mourinho's, only an idiot would think that.
Rafa was standing up for his club. Mourinho was throwing his players and club under the bus.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Minder on March 18, 2018, 12:41:04 PM
Mourinho's press conference yesterday  ;D  ;D
Only just seen it there this morning.
How could any United fan be happy with him saying that sort of crap.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fOaZYhTd2BU

Numpty

Yeah that was the time Rafa lost it and bowed to Fergies “mind games”, don’t think they lost another game after that “meltdown”...........

Some people though struggle with their memory the Laois lad prime example

Whoosh !
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on March 31, 2018, 12:45:42 PM
Good price for Liverpool now. Palace lucky penalty, and early in game
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: SHEEDY on March 31, 2018, 02:38:45 PM
Mane not getting sent off for deliberate hand ball when already on a yellow card is another example of why there will be no english refs in the world cup this year.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: quit yo jibbajabba on March 31, 2018, 02:55:16 PM
Heard he should have had a pen Sheedy. If a pen then no yellow either. Whats yer take on that one..
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on March 31, 2018, 03:00:10 PM
Heard he should have had a pen Sheedy. If a pen then no yellow either. Whats yer take on that one..

Was a penalty and a dive! Which was strange
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: quit yo jibbajabba on March 31, 2018, 03:13:40 PM
Heard that too tbf
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: gawa316 on March 31, 2018, 03:17:05 PM
Ref was shocking throughout, how he missed Firmino and VVD's shirts getting pulled either, I'll never know.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on March 31, 2018, 03:30:02 PM
Back into second place.. we’ll until the other games are done
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Cunny Funt on April 06, 2018, 09:46:25 PM
Was anyone here watching tonights Cardiff v Wolves game? Wolves 1-0 ahead then give away not one but two penalties deep into injury time and Cardiff miss both. Wolves on their way back to the Premier league with that win now.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Syferus on April 06, 2018, 09:47:33 PM
Was anyone here watching tonights Cardiff v Wolves game? Wolves 1-0 ahead then give away not one but two penalties deep into injury time and Cardiff miss both. Wolves on their way back to the Premier league with that win now.

Wolves are a serious outfit now. They’re not targeting simple survival in the PL in the years ahead.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: mrdeeds on April 06, 2018, 10:07:36 PM
Well Wolves have basically an agent as part owner so have free reign on talented footballers.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Syferus on April 06, 2018, 10:52:47 PM
Well Wolves have basically an agent as part owner so have free reign on talented footballers.

I can’t wait for the whinge bags to come out in force if Wolves start competing for European places.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Captain Obvious on April 07, 2018, 06:00:09 PM
Smalling v Kompany a total mismatch on that corner. Manchester City on course to be crowned champions tonight.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on April 07, 2018, 06:00:47 PM
Pogba might as well be sitting here with me having a beer!
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Captain Obvious on April 07, 2018, 06:01:55 PM
2-0! DeGea poor on that kick out.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Cunny Funt on April 07, 2018, 06:04:42 PM
Two very soft goals to concede at a time when little was happening in the game.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on April 07, 2018, 06:08:22 PM
2-2 to no score now with those 2 points from Sterling...
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Captain Obvious on April 07, 2018, 06:16:43 PM
As Gary Neville said the body language of the Manchester United players since the first goal was scored is terrible and only for poor finishing by Sterling they would have led that half 4-0.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: seafoid on April 07, 2018, 06:22:43 PM
https://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2018/0407/952868-manchester-city-v-manchester-united-updates/

"42 mins This has to hurt United. They can't get near the ball now, and are being embarrassed at a party they don't want to be at."

The Glazers don't care. Glory Glory balance sheet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1tNl7uRS2E
 
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Gmac on April 07, 2018, 06:24:02 PM
United terrible again just can’t get going for any big game,  don’t know if it’s all managers fault only 2/3 of those players are worth keeping, pogba shite , Sanchez quit at arsenal never should have been signed, young not good enough , lukaku playing miles away from goal , Lingard is a good sub  2 center halves look shakey most days
Mattic , de gea, ,rashford,Valencia Herrera maybe the rest are not up too utd standard and it’s a long way back with that squad
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Cunny Funt on April 07, 2018, 06:41:07 PM
Good team goal that, game on again?
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Cunny Funt on April 07, 2018, 06:41:55 PM
Pogba again 2-2 game very much on again.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Gmac on April 07, 2018, 06:43:16 PM
Like I was saying pogba unreal
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Captain Obvious on April 07, 2018, 06:43:36 PM
Pobga finally showing some of his quality. More goals in this game yet.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: hardstation on April 07, 2018, 06:48:02 PM
Pogba might as well be sitting here with me having a beer!
You must have given him the good stuff.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Captain Obvious on April 07, 2018, 06:56:23 PM
2-3 some turnaround. Smalling has made up for the first goal there.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Captain Obvious on April 07, 2018, 07:07:10 PM
Young lucky there should have been a penalty and maybe a sending off. Fernandinho lucky to avoid red also.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Cunny Funt on April 07, 2018, 07:24:48 PM
BBC summed up that game well.

Pep Guardiola

1st half

#

2nd half


Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: sid waddell on April 07, 2018, 07:26:55 PM
That was absolutely hilarious.

The real winners of that match were the Reds, alright.

Not Manchester United.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: heganboy on April 07, 2018, 07:32:04 PM
Great win for a (12 man ?) United team.

They were value for the win in the second half, but what the hell was the referee watching? Young-  no question that should have been red and a Stonewall penalty.
Pogba lucky to be on the field. 5 or 6 borderline yellows that I saw from United that weren't given as fouls. City Breathing seemed to be a free kick for United.

I don't think I have ever seen anything quite like that.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on April 07, 2018, 07:33:14 PM
Pogba might as well be sitting here with me having a beer!
You must have given him the good stuff.

Kentucky IPA, my new favourite beer
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Captain Obvious on April 07, 2018, 07:35:17 PM
Manchester City have only themselves to blame, should have led by 4-0 at least at half time and ended up counting the cost of those misses. Even 2nd half When City were 2nd best Sterling missed a sitter.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: StGallsGAA on April 07, 2018, 08:06:57 PM
Great win for a (12 man ?) United team.

They were value for the win in the second half, but what the hell was the referee watching? Young-  no question that should have been red and a Stonewall penalty.
Pogba lucky to be on the field. 5 or 6 borderline yellows that I saw from United that weren't given as fouls. City Breathing seemed to be a free kick for United.

I don't think I have ever seen anything quite like that.

You'll get over it with Nurofen hun
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on April 07, 2018, 08:27:04 PM
Great win for a (12 man ?) United team.

They were value for the win in the second half, but what the hell was the referee watching? Young-  no question that should have been red and a Stonewall penalty.
Pogba lucky to be on the field. 5 or 6 borderline yellows that I saw from United that weren't given as fouls. City Breathing seemed to be a free kick for United.

I don't think I have ever seen anything quite like that.

You'll get over it with Nurofen hun

These decisions over the season even themselves out, could be argued that City deserved a goal on Wed night but that how it rolls sometimes!

Liverpool to beat City handy on Tuesday night
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on April 07, 2018, 08:29:28 PM
Just on the notion that United aren’t making progress under Mourinho today’s win takes them to 71 points, the most since Fergie left, with six games left.

#smallvictories


Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: snoopdog on April 07, 2018, 08:54:26 PM
Great win for a (12 man ?) United team.

They were value for the win in the second half, but what the hell was the referee watching? Young-  no question that should have been red and a Stonewall penalty.
Pogba lucky to be on the field. 5 or 6 borderline yellows that I saw from United that weren't given as fouls. City Breathing seemed to be a free kick for United.

I don't think I have ever seen anything quite like that.
Makes it all the sweeter. Bitter Berties
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Captain Obvious on April 08, 2018, 06:02:01 PM
Javier Hernandez loves scoring against Chelsea.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: NAG1 on April 09, 2018, 12:38:31 PM
Just on the notion that United aren’t making progress under Mourinho today’s win takes them to 71 points, the most since Fergie left, with six games left.

#smallvictories

I've said it previously on the United thread, everyone raving about Liverpool Spurs, Klopp amd Poch and by all reckoning a piss poor United side leading them both. The negativity in the press around JM shouldnt disguise the fact that they are ahead of both of these apparently amazing sides.

He might not playing the open attacking football but he is still doing a decent job or winning football matches.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on April 10, 2018, 09:22:05 PM
At this rate Utd have a good chance of winning the league.  ;D City have collapsed
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on April 14, 2018, 09:30:51 PM
League over now! Fair play City to go to Spurs and beat them handy !
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Cunny Funt on April 14, 2018, 09:37:29 PM
Just two more points required for Manchester City to become champions now. Man United are not going to win all of their remaining game so in truth the title is already won. Spurs all over the place in defence tonight only lucky they weren't beat 5 or 6-1.

Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on April 14, 2018, 11:08:38 PM
Just two more points required for Manchester City to become champions now. Man United are not going to win all of their remaining game so in truth the title is already won. Spurs all over the place in defence tonight only lucky they weren't beat 5 or 6-1.

Hope for FA cup?
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: seafoid on April 15, 2018, 11:07:06 AM
League over now! Fair play City to go to Spurs and beat them handy !
How can the league be over 4 days after you declared that Man U had a chance ? Where is your credibility ?
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on April 15, 2018, 12:58:45 PM
League over now! Fair play City to go to Spurs and beat them handy !
How can the league be over 4 days after you declared that Man U had a chance ? Where is your credibility ?

I was taking the piss!! You have seen the league table?
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Cunny Funt on April 15, 2018, 02:05:39 PM
Just two more points required for Manchester City to become champions now. Man United are not going to win all of their remaining game so in truth the title is already won. Spurs all over the place in defence tonight only lucky they weren't beat 5 or 6-1.

Hope for FA cup?
No Man City to play next week instead they will be home to Man United side that have already got knocked out of cup competitions this season by Bristol City and Sevilla...
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Cunny Funt on April 15, 2018, 05:53:19 PM
Thats it Man City champions well done to them, no doubt they would prefer to win the title in front of their home fans next week instead of getting it handed to them this afternoon. Hopefully next seasons Premier league title race is a bit more interesting.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: laoislad on April 15, 2018, 06:01:51 PM
Pretty embarrassing that for Man United fans....
Beat City last week but hand them the title this week by being beaten at home by the worst team in the league...
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Captain Obvious on April 15, 2018, 06:08:33 PM
West Brom might have stayed up if they got rid of Alan Pardew earlier. A poor Premier league season where the best was too good for the rest and where the league title and top four places wrapped up by mid April. Sky and BT sports left to hype up the relegation battle with 5 games to play now.   
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on April 15, 2018, 06:23:22 PM
West Brom might have stayed up if they got rid of Alan Pardew earlier. A poor Premier league season where the best was too good for the rest and where the league title and top four places wrapped up by mid April. Sky and BT sports left to hype up the relegation battle with 5 games to play now.

Might have stayed up if they hadnt sacked Tony Pulis?

Even the relegation battle is not looking as close as it was a couple of weeks back..

Saw someone say on twitter that this win is the polar opposite of an Aguero moment, they deserved to win it in front of their own fans next weekend. 
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: mrdeeds on April 15, 2018, 07:54:38 PM
Rafa has done some job.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: blewuporstuffed on April 15, 2018, 08:02:42 PM
Rafa has done some job.
On the budget he had, he has done brilliantly
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on April 15, 2018, 08:22:24 PM
Sean Dyche has done the best job of all in my opinion.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Captain Obvious on April 15, 2018, 09:29:51 PM
Sean Dyche has done the best job of all in my opinion.
Agreed and the job Claudio Ranieri did with Leicester City in 2015/16 will probably never be matched in the Premier league.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: heganboy on April 15, 2018, 11:44:15 PM
So, the bookies got it right, City take the title, and United in second. Liverpool and Spurs still haggling over third and fourth.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on April 16, 2018, 01:34:44 PM
City 4/6 next season, Liverpool 5/1 and Utd at 6/1 Both Spurs and Chelsea are 12/1
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Captain Obvious on April 16, 2018, 04:06:51 PM
City 4/6 next season, Liverpool 5/1 and Utd at 6/1 Both Spurs and Chelsea are 12/1
What are the odds on Wenger out chants for next season?
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Cunny Funt on April 18, 2018, 02:22:22 PM
2017-18 PFA team of the year

Goalkeeper: David de Gea (Manchester United/Spain)

Defenders: Kyle Walker (Man City/England), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham/Belgium), Nicolas Otamendi (Man City/Argentina), Marcos Alonso (Chelsea/Spain)

Midfielders: David Silva (Man City/Spain), Kevin De Bruyne (Man City/Belgium), Christian Eriksen (Tottenham/Denmark)

Forwards: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool/Egypt), Harry Kane (Tottenham/England), Sergio Aguero (Man City/Argentina)


Got this from the Daily Mail.  Last 26 seasons of the Premier League.

SELECTIONS BY COUNTRY

129 - England

35 - France

19 - Ireland

14 - Spain

13 - Holland, Belgium

10 - Wales

8 - Serbia

5 - Portugal, Argentina

4 - Scotland, Ivory Coast

3 - Brazil

2 - Finland, USA, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Uruguay, Denmark

1 - Germany, Norway, Trinidad & Tobago, Australia, Cameroon, Togo, Ecuador, Chile, Jamaica, Algeria, Senegal, Egypt

MOST SELECTIONS BY PLAYER

8 - Steven Gerrard

6 - Alan Shearer, Rio Ferdinand, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira

5 - Roy Keane, David de Gea

4 - Eden Hazard, John Terry, Gareth Bale, Ashley Cole, Nemanja Vidic, Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham, Gary Pallister, Harry Kane

SELECTIONS BY CLUB

80 - Manchester United

43 - Arsenal

34 - Chelsea

25 - Liverpool

24 - Tottenham

15 - Manchester City

13 - Blackburn

12 - Newcastle

11 - Leeds 

5 - Aston Villa, Southampton

4 - Everton, Leicester

2 - Nottingham Forest, Portsmouth

1 - QPR, Sunderland, Fulham, Crystal Palace, Wigan, Birmingham, West Ham




 

Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on April 22, 2018, 11:40:54 AM
Imagine sitting next to this fcukwit at a football match

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PSd1pZguv80&time_continue=4
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on April 22, 2018, 02:45:50 PM
I really like Klopp but he’s turned into José after that interview.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=S69uOdS-kAI
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Captain Obvious on April 22, 2018, 03:48:31 PM
That 1st half of the Chelsea Southampton FA Cup semi final was very boring, only one decent chance when Willian hit the crossbar.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Cunny Funt on April 22, 2018, 04:04:01 PM
Chelsea goal 28 seconds into the second half, great feet by Giroud.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: From the Bunker on April 22, 2018, 04:07:55 PM
I really like Klopp but he’s turned into José after that interview.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=S69uOdS-kAI

Emotions are high after a bad result. I've been there, where you are upset and give a cheap shot, often the truth - but still a cheap shot. Take the result, take a deep breath, go through the pleasantries and say as little as possible and move on.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Over the Bar on April 22, 2018, 09:47:45 PM
Very few of them don't act like big children when their backs are against the wall.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: stiffler on April 22, 2018, 10:01:02 PM
Salah named player of season.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: nrico2006 on April 22, 2018, 10:05:00 PM
Shambles that Kane didnt get young player.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: gawa316 on April 22, 2018, 11:10:48 PM
Shambles that Kane didnt get young player.

They should lower the age for that. 21 at the start of the season
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Thastheball on April 22, 2018, 11:19:59 PM
Shambles that Kane didnt get young player.

They should lower the age for that. 21 at the start of the season

What age is Kane, 25. How can he been in the shout for young player of the year. Its some joke😂😂
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: gawa316 on April 22, 2018, 11:59:48 PM
Shambles that Kane didnt get young player.

They should lower the age for that. 21 at the start of the season

What age is Kane, 25. How can he been in the shout for young player of the year. Its some joke😂😂

I think he’s 24 and the rule is if you’re 23 at the start of the season.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: laoislad on April 23, 2018, 07:42:27 AM
Would have been some joke if Kane won young player of the year.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: HiMucker on April 23, 2018, 08:14:10 AM
Agree.  But equally it's a joke he didn't win it if that's the rule.  If the criteria is anyone who is 23 at the start of the season is eligible, and it's best performing player from that group wins it, then Kane surely was a shoe in???.  They made a mockery of their own rules.  Definitely should be lowered to 21.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: under the bar on April 23, 2018, 08:56:37 AM
City 4/6 next season, Liverpool 5/1 and Utd at 6/1 Both Spurs and Chelsea are 12/1
What are the odds on Wenger out chants for next season?

Pretty long at this stage I reckon
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Rittal on April 23, 2018, 09:00:22 AM
Agree.  But equally it's a joke he didn't win it if that's the rule.  If the criteria is anyone who is 23 at the start of the season is eligible, and it's best performing player from that group wins it, then Kane surely was a shoe in???.  They made a mockery of their own rules.  Definitely should be lowered to 21.
I agree. Based on the rules, as ridiculous  as they are, Kane should probably have won it. 21 at the start of the season would be more appropriate age for young player of the year though.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: GJL on April 23, 2018, 09:20:30 AM
Agree.  But equally it's a joke he didn't win it if that's the rule.  If the criteria is anyone who is 23 at the start of the season is eligible, and it's best performing player from that group wins it, then Kane surely was a shoe in???.  They made a mockery of their own rules.  Definitely should be lowered to 21.
I agree. Based on the rules, as ridiculous  as they are, Kane should probably have won it. 21 at the start of the season would be more appropriate age for young player of the year though.

In fairness Sane has had a fantastic season and it is not unreasonable to mention him at the same level as Kane.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: nrico2006 on April 23, 2018, 09:37:04 AM
Agree.  But equally it's a joke he didn't win it if that's the rule.  If the criteria is anyone who is 23 at the start of the season is eligible, and it's best performing player from that group wins it, then Kane surely was a shoe in???.  They made a mockery of their own rules.  Definitely should be lowered to 21.
I agree. Based on the rules, as ridiculous  as they are, Kane should probably have won it. 21 at the start of the season would be more appropriate age for young player of the year though.

In fairness Sane has had a fantastic season and it is not unreasonable to mention him at the same level as Kane.

I merely mentioned it was a shambles due to the fact that he was head and shoulder above the other nominees.  The rules are crazy but if he meets their criteria (which he did) then he was a cert for the award.  Sane wasn't close to him.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: blewuporstuffed on April 23, 2018, 09:42:42 AM
If it was 21 as the age cut off as it probably should be , Sane would win it hands down.
The fact Kane is in the running is ridiculous. Wasn't Milner a similar age when he won it?
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Taylor on April 23, 2018, 09:43:36 AM
Its completely unreasonable to mention Sane in the same breath as Kane for this season.
Not even close IMHO.

Salah was and is absolutely outstanding and deserved winner of award. Can Klopp hold onto him during the Summer though when the big boys come calling?
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on April 23, 2018, 09:47:20 AM
Agree.  But equally it's a joke he didn't win it if that's the rule.  If the criteria is anyone who is 23 at the start of the season is eligible, and it's best performing player from that group wins it, then Kane surely was a shoe in???.  They made a mockery of their own rules.  Definitely should be lowered to 21.
I agree. Based on the rules, as ridiculous  as they are, Kane should probably have won it. 21 at the start of the season would be more appropriate age for young player of the year though.

In fairness Sane has had a fantastic season and it is not unreasonable to mention him at the same level as Kane.

Honestly, and it pains me to say this, but Sterling has had a better season than Kane in terms of overall impact. Kane scores goals in bursts. He will go 3-4 games at a time and score 2 in each game and then not score for a few games at a time. The wee Judas shite has been consistently scoring and assisting the whole season.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: NAG1 on April 23, 2018, 09:55:50 AM
Agree.  But equally it's a joke he didn't win it if that's the rule.  If the criteria is anyone who is 23 at the start of the season is eligible, and it's best performing player from that group wins it, then Kane surely was a shoe in???.  They made a mockery of their own rules.  Definitely should be lowered to 21.
I agree. Based on the rules, as ridiculous  as they are, Kane should probably have won it. 21 at the start of the season would be more appropriate age for young player of the year though.

In fairness Sane has had a fantastic season and it is not unreasonable to mention him at the same level as Kane.

Honestly, and it pains me to say this, but Sterling has had a better season than Kane in terms of overall impact. Kane scores goals in bursts. He will go 3-4 games at a time and score 2 in each game and then not score for a few games at a time. The wee Judas shite has been consistently scoring and assisting the whole season.

Good shout actually, just imagine he could actually finish as well he would be a 40/50 goal man with the amount of chances he is involved in.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: nrico2006 on April 23, 2018, 09:57:57 AM
Agree.  But equally it's a joke he didn't win it if that's the rule.  If the criteria is anyone who is 23 at the start of the season is eligible, and it's best performing player from that group wins it, then Kane surely was a shoe in???.  They made a mockery of their own rules.  Definitely should be lowered to 21.
I agree. Based on the rules, as ridiculous  as they are, Kane should probably have won it. 21 at the start of the season would be more appropriate age for young player of the year though.

In fairness Sane has had a fantastic season and it is not unreasonable to mention him at the same level as Kane.

Honestly, and it pains me to say this, but Sterling has had a better season than Kane in terms of overall impact. Kane scores goals in bursts. He will go 3-4 games at a time and score 2 in each game and then not score for a few games at a time. The wee Judas shite has been consistently scoring and assisting the whole season.

Kane has been consistently scoring all season too though, bar a quiet August.  Can't see the argument for Sterling over Kane.  Kane has been directly involved in more goals than Sterling. 
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Maroon Manc on April 23, 2018, 10:37:52 AM
If Kane played for city he'd have scored 50 goals this season.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on April 28, 2018, 07:21:46 PM
Chelsea not giving up without a fight
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: StGallsGAA on April 28, 2018, 11:44:50 PM
Burnley secured Europa League football today.  Given his resources Sean Dyche fully deserves manager of the year. 
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on April 28, 2018, 11:50:19 PM
Burnley secured Europa League football today.  Given his resources Sean Dyche fully deserves manager of the year.

Favourites for the drop also. Will still be a yo-yo club but huge achievement considering their budget to the top 4
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Minder on April 29, 2018, 12:06:57 AM
Burnley secured Europa League football today.  Given his resources Sean Dyche fully deserves manager of the year.

Not Jose ?
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on April 29, 2018, 12:09:07 AM
Burnley secured Europa League football today.  Given his resources Sean Dyche fully deserves manager of the year.

Not Jose ?

Next year ;D
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Insane Bolt on May 09, 2018, 09:19:17 AM
Mark Hughes a happy camper after saving Southampton.....and Stoke relegated
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on May 09, 2018, 08:59:00 PM
Huddersfield helping Liverpool, should completely rest the team now for Madrid!
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Capt Pat on May 09, 2018, 09:12:11 PM
Huddersfield helping Liverpool, should completely rest the team now for Madrid!

The champions league final isn't until the 26th of the month. Plenty of time to recover from the exertions of the Brighton game.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: gerrykeegan on May 09, 2018, 09:27:18 PM
Tip of glove save by lossi for Huddersfield keeping them up at the moment
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Milltown Row2 on May 09, 2018, 09:42:51 PM
Huddersfield helping Liverpool, should completely rest the team now for Madrid!

The champions league final isn't until the 26th of the month. Plenty of time to recover from the exertions of the Brighton game.

Madrid rested nearly all their main players tonight
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Cunny Funt on May 09, 2018, 09:43:03 PM
Huddersfield safe with draws away to Chelsea and Man City fair fcuks to them.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: laoislad on May 09, 2018, 09:43:41 PM
Tip of glove save by lossi for Huddersfield keeping them up at the moment
Dunno where the Ref got 6 mins injury time from!
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Aaron Boone on May 09, 2018, 10:14:03 PM
3 promoted teams stay up, very unusual - Hudd, Brighton & Hove, Newcastle.
Great incentive for Wolves, Cardiff and (likely) Villa next year.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Tony Baloney on May 09, 2018, 10:19:33 PM
Tip of glove save by lossi for Huddersfield keeping them up at the moment
Good result for them and the Pool. Batter Brighton on Sunday and win the CL will be a nice end to the season.
Dunno where the Ref got 6 mins injury time from!
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on May 09, 2018, 10:21:59 PM
You would have to feel sorry for Sky, they’ll have to now spend four days feverishly promoting a highly unlikely scrap for 4th and an even more unlikely fight for the final relegation place  ;D
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Farrandeelin on May 09, 2018, 10:40:53 PM
You would have to feel sorry for Sky, they’ll have to now spend four days feverishly promoting a highly unlikely scrap for 4th and an even more unlikely fight for the final relegation place  ;D

10th place is still very much up for grabs.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Tony Baloney on May 09, 2018, 10:41:51 PM
You would have to feel sorry for Sky, they’ll have to now spend four days feverishly promoting a highly unlikely scrap for 4th and an even more unlikely fight for the final relegation place  ;D
Super-ish Sunday
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Aaron Boone on May 09, 2018, 11:02:59 PM
I can see  City scoring an early 2 and Swansea scoring an early 2. That gets the pulses racing.
Once Southampton score, that will b that.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: TabClear on May 10, 2018, 07:18:19 AM
You would have to feel sorry for Sky, they’ll have to now spend four days feverishly promoting a highly unlikely scrap for 4th and an even more unlikely fight for the final relegation place  ;D
Super-ish Sunday

My worry is that Liverpool will do their best to make it interesting.. :( :(
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on May 10, 2018, 07:38:38 AM
You would have to feel sorry for Sky, they’ll have to now spend four days feverishly promoting a highly unlikely scrap for 4th and an even more unlikely fight for the final relegation place  ;D
Super-ish Sunday

My worry is that Liverpool will do their best to make it interesting.. :( :(

Ha, I was also gonna say we’ll have 4 days of Liverpool fans saying it’s not over yet  :)
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: TabClear on May 10, 2018, 08:54:59 AM
You would have to feel sorry for Sky, they’ll have to now spend four days feverishly promoting a highly unlikely scrap for 4th and an even more unlikely fight for the final relegation place  ;D
Super-ish Sunday

My worry is that Liverpool will do their best to make it interesting.. :( :(

Ha, I was also gonna say we’ll have 4 days of Liverpool fans saying it’s not over yet  :)

I actually think Liverpool might have been better needing to win on Sunday. At least then they would have come out on the front foot which is when they have played their best football. I can see 80 minutes of dull football with Liverpool having about 75% possession but no chances with everyone watching themselves for the champions league final. Brighton get a corner and Moreno, who was brought on to help close it out, volleys one into the top corner of his own goal....
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Minder on May 10, 2018, 09:14:49 AM
You would have to feel sorry for Sky, they’ll have to now spend four days feverishly promoting a highly unlikely scrap for 4th and an even more unlikely fight for the final relegation place  ;D
Super-ish Sunday

My worry is that Liverpool will do their best to make it interesting.. :( :(

Ha, I was also gonna say we’ll have 4 days of Liverpool fans saying it’s not over yet  :)

I actually think Liverpool might have been better needing to win on Sunday. At least then they would have come out on the front foot which is when they have played their best football. I can see 80 minutes of dull football with Liverpool having about 75% possession but no chances with everyone watching themselves for the champions league final. Brighton get a corner and Moreno, who was brought on to help close it out, volleys one into the top corner of his own goal....

Off his face
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: AZOffaly on May 10, 2018, 09:36:48 AM
You would have to feel sorry for Sky, they’ll have to now spend four days feverishly promoting a highly unlikely scrap for 4th and an even more unlikely fight for the final relegation place  ;D
Super-ish Sunday

My worry is that Liverpool will do their best to make it interesting.. :( :(

Ha, I was also gonna say we’ll have 4 days of Liverpool fans saying it’s not over yet  :)

I actually think Liverpool might have been better needing to win on Sunday. At least then they would have come out on the front foot which is when they have played their best football. I can see 80 minutes of dull football with Liverpool having about 75% possession but no chances with everyone watching themselves for the champions league final. Brighton get a corner and Moreno, who was brought on to help close it out, volleys one into the top corner of his own goal....

Off his face

Off Lovren's face.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: laoislad on May 10, 2018, 09:59:13 AM
You would have to feel sorry for Sky, they’ll have to now spend four days feverishly promoting a highly unlikely scrap for 4th and an even more unlikely fight for the final relegation place  ;D
Super-ish Sunday

My worry is that Liverpool will do their best to make it interesting.. :( :(

Ha, I was also gonna say we’ll have 4 days of Liverpool fans saying it’s not over yet  :)

I actually think Liverpool might have been better needing to win on Sunday. At least then they would have come out on the front foot which is when they have played their best football. I can see 80 minutes of dull football with Liverpool having about 75% possession but no chances with everyone watching themselves for the champions league final. Brighton get a corner and Moreno, who was brought on to help close it out, volleys one into the top corner of his own goal....

Off his face

Off Lovren's face.
After a punched clearance from Karius.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Armamike on May 10, 2018, 10:05:53 AM
Who got distracted by a beachball.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Dire Ear on May 10, 2018, 11:07:41 AM
Any ideas which games will be shown live , or will they bounce about them all?
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: johnnycool on May 10, 2018, 12:17:28 PM
Any ideas which games will be shown live , or will they bounce about them all?

Is everything not sown up at this stage?
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Boycey on May 11, 2018, 06:00:12 PM
https://www.sportsjoe.ie/football/manchester-united-transfer-history-quiz-159566

One of the toughest of these quizzes I’ve come across.
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Tony Baloney on May 13, 2018, 05:24:03 PM
City finish on 100 points with a +79 GD  :-\
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: Minder on May 13, 2018, 05:43:53 PM
City finish on 100 points with a +79 GD  :-\

Similar quality of squad to Uniteds too  ;)
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: nrico2006 on May 13, 2018, 05:52:06 PM
City finish on 100 points with a +79 GD  :-\

More surprised that this great Liverpool team managed by an all time great finished well behind a crap United team managed by a has-been.
Similar quality of squad to Uniteds too  ;)
Title: Re: Premier League 2017/18
Post by: laoislad on May 13, 2018, 06:32:37 PM
City finish on 100 points with a +79 GD  :-\

Similar quality of squad to Uniteds too  ;)
Lol  ;D