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    1. skiathospurs

      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Ok its a cup final song,but the sentiment is the same,this time next year we could be..........

      All Prem league thoughts here.
       
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      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Liverpool have signed Senegal forward Sadio Mane from Southampton for £34m.
      Mane, 24, joins on a five-year deal and is the Reds' third summer signing after German goalkeeper Loris Karius and Cameroon defender Joel Matip.
      The fee could rise to £36m, which would make him the Anfield club's most expensive signing, beating the £35m paid for striker Andy Carroll in 2011.

      Southampton have signed Norwich City winger Nathan Redmond for undisclosed fee believed to be worth £10m.
      Redmond, an England Under-21 international, has agreed a five-year contract with the Saints.

      And so it begins!
       
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      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Left Southampton, registered in Liverpool

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      Don Diaz Zero tolerance of Numpty's Founding Member

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      There's a potentially fantastic season coming right up.....and still a long time left for much transfer activity right across all the big teams. My early take on it, with what we know now and what we might expect to happen before Saturday 13th August, away at Everton, with Koeman in charge.

      Spurs - We might find things a bit tougher this season, as I expect all of United, City, Liverpool and Chelsea to be better, Leicester and the scum, not sure. We will be better as well with the experience of last year, but challenging at the very top is going to be a harder proposition. The Champions League will be an extra great experience for what is still a young group at Spurs, depending on the draw, the experience gained at EL level and the Euro's should see us being able to compete pretty well. Hope Poch gets the 2-3 players he wants and couldn't be happier with him in charge, brilliant manager in my view.

      United - with Mourinho and maybe even Ibrahimovic amongst other new signings, will be undoubtedly back as a force. Hope we and others can make his life as difficult as possible and wipe the arrogant grin off his face. Can't stand the runt personally.

      City - with Guardiola at the helm and unlimited budgets to pretty much 'cherry pick' his players will be battling with United and Mourinho - the local derbies should be tasty, but I think he may struggle a bit early on with getting to know the Premier league. Certainly they'll do very well I imagine and better than last year, but Pep will find it a harder test than Spain and Germany for sure.

      Liverpool and Klopp with no European football to worry about and presumably having assembled his own team, I think Liverpool are the dark horse for the title. I can't help but like Klopp, whilst having no like whatsoever for Liverpool and their fans...and he has beaten Pep in Germany, whilst also beating Dortmund last year over two legs. We out played them twice in the league but couldn't beat them, we'll need to change that next year.

      Chelsea - bit of an unknown with their ageing squad and Conte in charge, but he's doing well with Italy in the Euro's. I expect they'll get the Ruski's cheque book out after the Euro's and buy a whole host of players. If they play like Italy, in all senses, I'll find room to hate them even more than I do already, can't wait for the first game against them, after the battle of the Bridge towards the end of last season. They'll be much stronger this season especially with new blood. Hope that utter, dirty, cunt Costa leaves or picks up a long term injury, just after we've kicked him around the park.

      Leicester and the Scum - don't know and really don't care, although I hope Leicester have a reasonable season and enjoy upsetting a few Champions League teams. Wishful thinking Arsenal get relegated, won't happen but they might get quite a kicking from the teams above and finish further down the league than they're used to, which would be brilliant.

      So it's way too early to make predictions, and who knows what Everton might look like under Koeman, especially if they can keep their players. But one thing for sure it's going to be a Battle royal the top of the league and I think we'll be in it. Just need a quicker start this season - which will happen as Poch now knows his best XI, they are all a year older and more experienced, with a degree of hurt from the performances at the end of last season.

      I'm going to as many games as possible at the old girl this season and look forward to getting to Wembley for CL games when possible. Bring it on...we're right up there now with a strong team and great manager....good times hopefully.
       
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      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Prepare for a big clear out at pool,balotelli,origi,sturridge,benteke,Ings,and now Mane (Firminio listed as a striker but is more AM i feel tho did play uptop on his own at times),6 strikers for a guy who plays one up top.For sure benteke will go and for a soldado-esque hit on the fee,the others well balotelli will adebayor them bleed them of wages or leave for nowt or almost zero.Its classic wengerism signings i.e just ignore any sembelance of defence,they have woeful CBs Lovren isnt the question let alone the answer,skrtel will be off for sure,kolo toure,caulker (lol),moreno,enriquez they need defenders,as well as better than lucas,can,allen,markovic and milner in MF helluva job to do for Klopp with probable financial restraints with the extension to Anfield and there recent very poor transfer dealings.
      So happy days then.
       
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      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Victor Wanyama is set to be allocated the Number 12 shirt by Tottenham Hotspur for the 2016/17 season. #THFC

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      You're probably about right, but don't forget that even with their existing resources they still managed to cane several 'top' sides this season, beat Dortmund from 3-1 down in the second leg and got to the EL final. Klopp will know what he's doing next season after his experience this season.
       
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      The state of the art training centre, facilities, professional trainers and presumably cost, always astonishes me. Good to see some of the lads, hope N'jie works out to be a good signing, wonder if Chadli will still be with us come September.....
       
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      £34m for Mane is ridiculous surely.
       
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      Ha ha...hello mate!! Welcome aboard the new madhouse!!

      Shouldn't you be out cycling......?;)
       
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      Night off mate. Just cracked open a bottle of red and sitting down to watch the game. Some strike from Naigo, Nannygo, nickyogal, the Belgian lad.
       
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      Oh just noticed andros signed for Palace for 13m,levys caulker sell on clause inserted I hope!
      They also signed a french keeper and bid 25m for benteke alledgedly,different world with this new TV money.
       
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      Borussia Dortmund forward Henrikh Mkhitaryan has signed for Manchester United, the German club have announced.

      Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke said an offer has been accepted to avoid the Armenia international, 27, from running his contract down.

      "Had we refused it, the player would be available for free in 2017," Watzke told Dortmund's official website

      Hmmm poor old Rashford,if he`d like a game perhaps we can oblige him.
       
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      Former Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta has taken up a coaching role at Manchester City under new manager Pep Guardiola.
       
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      Don Diaz Zero tolerance of Numpty's Founding Member

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      I like that Kelechi Iheanacho bloke at City, he's 19. Rashford is also very good, will be interesting to see how Mourinho treats him. They might both be way too expensive?
       
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      Read today that Bournemouth have offered £15m for Ibe from the dippers. Sweet divine mother of jesus, and benteke to the spammers for £31m. Have they got Levy doing the negotiations or something. That sort of dough for those 2 is beyond ridiculous.
       
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      Dorset The Voice Of Reason Founding Member

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      I think that ridiculous is going to become the new normal with all this TV money sloshing around, and the fucking spammers can spend what they like because us stupid tax-payers are paying for their new stadium. We will see some rally daft transfer fees this summer, but we will have to pay the big wheelbarrow loads of dosh like everyone else - are you listening Mr Buyrite?
       
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      Seems like Southampton....are doing a Southampton....so far this year they've lost Koeman to Everton, Mane to Liverpool, Wanyama to us and Pelle to China.....must be a bloody nightmare for their fans re-inventing the team year after year....wonder if they'll keep Fonte after his display at Euro16....
       
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      Don Diaz Zero tolerance of Numpty's Founding Member

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      I've posted details on this years ticket arrangements for One Hotspur members in the Founding members thread for those that are interested....They are also on the official club site. You can apply for Palace tickets from today.
       
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      Chavs have signed Kante from leics,this time last year everyone would be saying.....who??
      £30m or there abouts.
       
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      Leicester mid table this year??
       
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      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Does this mean we arent allowed to kick 10 bells ot of chelsea again this year??:(

      http://www.premierleague.com/news/65240
      Premier League football, and the wider game in England, is known for being competitive and compelling, but also for its fairness and for being played in the right spirit.

      However, the English football authorities have noticed over the past four seasons that intolerable behaviour by players and managers in their competitions have reached unacceptable levels in certain areas.

      Therefore the Premier League, EFL and The FA have announced a collective undertaking to improve behaviour across the game.
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      When players surround the referee, a yellow card for at least one will be issued
      Their undertaking will task the Professional Game Match Officials (PGMO) to take a stronger position and action towards unacceptable participant conduct.

      This will focus on behaviour towards match officials, with the aim of reducing disrespectful conduct such as aggressively challenging decisions or running from distance to confront an official.

      The PGMO will apply the Laws of the Game to manage rigorously the following incidents of bad behaviour with the following sanctions.

      Dissent towards match officials

      Yellow cards will be issued to players who:

      • Show visibly disrespectful behaviour to any match official
      • Respond aggressively to decisions
      • Confront an official face to face
      • Run towards an official to contest a decision
      Offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures towards match officials

      Red cards will be issued to players who confront match officials and use offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures towards them.

      Physical contact with match officials

      • A yellow card for physical contact with any match official in a non-aggressive manner (e.g. an inquisitive approach to grab the official’s attention).
      • A red card for physical contact with match officials in an aggressive or confrontational manner.
      Surrounding match officials

      • A yellow card for at least one player when two or more from a team surround a match official.
      • The FA will continue to sanction teams when they surround match officials.
      Conduct in the technical area

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      Behaviour by players and club staff in the technical area will be more rigorously enforced
      • The requirements of the Technical Area Code of Conduct will be more rigorously enforced for players and club staff.
      • Additionally, match officials will be required to retain professional detachment from players and club staff at all times.
      "We and our clubs have been discussing for some time concerns that certain elements of player behaviour are overstepping the mark and it is our collective position that these types of behaviour should no longer be tolerated,” Richard Scudamore, Executive Chairman, the Premier League said.

      "Things happen in the heat of the moment during fast and highly competitive football; we still want to see the passion fans enjoy and demand, but players and managers have to be aware there are lines that should not be crossed.”
       
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      Shame for daws
      Scans have revealed that Michael Dawson has sustained significant damage to the medial collateral ligament in his knee,The injury, suffered in last night’s friendly win at @mansfieldtownfc, is likely to keep the centre-back out of action for three months
       
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      Dorset The Voice Of Reason Founding Member

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      There have always been rules covering these situations, they just haven't enforced them. 'A yellow card for at least one player when two or more from a team surround a match official', how will the ref decide I wonder, eeny meeny miney mo? That could lead to difficulties for Klatterberg at Chelsea I reckon, he would have to be VERY careful what words he used.
       
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      :D:D:D:D

      Chelsea

      1)Bought Lukaku to replace Drogba
      2)Then Drogba to replace Lukaku
      3)Then Costa to replace Drogba
      4)Buying Lukaku to replace Costa
       
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