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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Thu May 02, 2013 11:11 am
  • Uncle Si wrote:your 1 win Sounders team


    We've only played 5 games.

    We have 4 games in hand over first in the west right now, and play 3 games in 7 days. We pick up all 9 points and we are sitting on 16 points. That should move us into a playoff spot...


    Also, its super early in the season. I'm not that worried about it. We'll be there when it matters most.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Thu May 02, 2013 11:23 am
  • Smurf wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:your 1 win Sounders team


    We've only played 5 games.

    We have 4 games in hand over first in the west right now, and play 3 games in 7 days. We pick up all 9 points and we are sitting on 16 points. That should move us into a playoff spot...


    Also, its super early in the season. I'm not that worried about it. We'll be there when it matters most.


    Yep. Just like all those other seasons when the Sounders were so great in the playoffs.

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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Thu May 02, 2013 11:48 am
  • peachesenregalia wrote:
    Smurf wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:your 1 win Sounders team


    We've only played 5 games.

    We have 4 games in hand over first in the west right now, and play 3 games in 7 days. We pick up all 9 points and we are sitting on 16 points. That should move us into a playoff spot...


    Also, its super early in the season. I'm not that worried about it. We'll be there when it matters most.


    Yep. Just like all those other seasons when the Sounders were so great in the playoffs.

    Wait...


    I didn't say we were going to win....I said we would be there. I said we would make the playoffs
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Thu May 02, 2013 12:11 pm
  • Smurf wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:your 1 win Sounders team


    We've only played 5 games.

    We have 4 games in hand over first in the west right now, and play 3 games in 7 days. We pick up all 9 points and we are sitting on 16 points. That should move us into a playoff spot...


    Also, its super early in the season. I'm not that worried about it. We'll be there when it matters most.


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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Thu May 02, 2013 6:33 pm
  • Hawkspur wrote:The Spurs Chelsea game is huge. If Spurs don't win I doubt we'll make the Champions League.


    My thought is that whoever loses the Spurs-Chelsea match won't make the CL.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Thu May 02, 2013 7:14 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote:
    Smurf wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:your 1 win Sounders team


    We've only played 5 games.

    We have 4 games in hand over first in the west right now, and play 3 games in 7 days. We pick up all 9 points and we are sitting on 16 points. That should move us into a playoff spot...


    Also, its super early in the season. I'm not that worried about it. We'll be there when it matters most.


    if you're not worried you're not paying attention


    I'm not THAT worried....I'm worried, and have said as much in the sounders thread, but I have faith in the boys, and in Sigi.


    You guys are missing a bunch of important distinctions today.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Fri May 03, 2013 6:27 am
  • What "important" distinctions am I missing? you said you arent worried, that its early, you trust the team and coach. now youre saying youre not THAT worried.

    Its an EPL thread but I brought the Sounders into it so here goes: They lack cohesiveness through the midfield and in the attack. they lack creativity in creating chances, and are struggling to finish the few they get. They lack tactical acumen in the back, and are naive in trying to press forward. their coach has done nothing to change this over the last 2+years. Sigi has yet to show he is capable of adjusting his system to the changes of the league or the philosophy of his opponent. He hoped Montero would bail the Sounders out at big moments, which he failed to do in the playoffs for 2 consecutive (or is it 3 now) years. Now Montero is gone and the team hasnt figured out a way to score without him. To make it worse, they now cant defend consistently for 90 minutes.

    Yes, they are in trouble. Yes as a Sounders fan who is a bit more objective I see major issues.

    If I missed an "important" distinction here its because you didnt offer any. I'll meet you in the Sounders thread. big game tomorrow. they need 3 points
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Fri May 03, 2013 11:06 am
  • Uncle Si wrote:What "important" distinctions am I missing? you said you arent worried, that its early, you trust the team and coach. now youre saying youre not THAT worried.

    Its an EPL thread but I brought the Sounders into it so here goes: They lack cohesiveness through the midfield and in the attack. they lack creativity in creating chances, and are struggling to finish the few they get. They lack tactical acumen in the back, and are naive in trying to press forward. their coach has done nothing to change this over the last 2+years. Sigi has yet to show he is capable of adjusting his system to the changes of the league or the philosophy of his opponent. He hoped Montero would bail the Sounders out at big moments, which he failed to do in the playoffs for 2 consecutive (or is it 3 now) years. Now Montero is gone and the team hasnt figured out a way to score without him. To make it worse, they now cant defend consistently for 90 minutes.

    Yes, they are in trouble. Yes as a Sounders fan who is a bit more objective I see major issues.

    If I missed an "important" distinction here its because you didnt offer any. I'll meet you in the Sounders thread. big game tomorrow. they need 3 points



    Read my original post again si. I have said I wasn't THAT worried since the beginning.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Fri May 03, 2013 11:40 am
  • screw you and your semantics Smurf, and your 20 titles.... (mic drop beatch!)

    No really though, back to the thread. interesting summer coming for United. I feel like Ferguson would have preferred a deeper run in the CL to a PL title (I could be wrong, just speculation). The squad needs alot. Where do you think they make improvements?
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Fri May 03, 2013 12:34 pm
  • This just might be Fergies final year? 20 championships and all.. And then again, he can always keep going for another decade..
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Fri May 03, 2013 12:37 pm
  • TwilightError wrote:This just might be Fergies final year? 20 championships and all.. And the can always keep going for another decade..



    I dont see it this year, although it makes the most sense for them as Mourinho will be available and is keen to return to England.

    Their squad needs some overhauling. Not sure Fergie will give it up in the shape its in.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Sat May 04, 2013 10:36 am
  • God damn it, Arsenal matches have to come with a health warning cause one of these days the Gunners are gonna give their fans a heart attack.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Sat May 04, 2013 11:50 pm
  • Found a fun little GIF from the Arsenal-QPR match yesterday:

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    My guess is that he's trying to relieve the stress the Gunners are causing him(and the fans, though I know I'm not doing stuff like that to relax).
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Sun May 05, 2013 9:26 am
  • Damn it United.

    It's between Spurs and Arsenal for the 4th place now, you'd have to believe.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Sun May 05, 2013 12:33 pm
  • Hawkspur wrote:Damn it United.

    It's between Spurs and Arsenal for the 4th place now, you'd have to believe.


    And with Spurs and Arsenal's combined luck, it'll be Arsenal who get it.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Sun May 05, 2013 4:16 pm
  • Well, one of probably the most boring Liverpool matches ive watched in quite a while. Seemed to be a battle of who could string together 4 passes in a row.

    Can Fellaini please keep his MF'ing elbows down please?
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Sun May 05, 2013 10:16 pm
  • Gatehawk wrote:
    Hawkspur wrote:Damn it United.

    It's between Spurs and Arsenal for the 4th place now, you'd have to believe.


    And with Spurs and Arsenal's combined luck, it'll be Arsenal who get it.


    I'm certainly not over confident but I would say that in terms of luck, both teams are getting their fair share of late. I've been at Spurs last 2 games and spurs have managed to come out of those with 6 points, something that looked highly unlikely at half time of either.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Mon May 06, 2013 4:13 am
  • InSuarezWeTrust wrote:Well, one of probably the most boring Liverpool matches ive watched in quite a while. Seemed to be a battle of who could string together 4 passes in a row.

    Can Fellaini please keep his MF'ing elbows down please?



    its a meryseyside Derby. never pretty. so frenetic and disjointed. Sturridge has to score on his chance i think.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Mon May 06, 2013 6:11 am
  • Uncle Si wrote:
    InSuarezWeTrust wrote:Well, one of probably the most boring Liverpool matches ive watched in quite a while. Seemed to be a battle of who could string together 4 passes in a row.

    Can Fellaini please keep his MF'ing elbows down please?



    its a meryseyside Derby. never pretty. so frenetic and disjointed. Sturridge has to score on his chance i think.


    How has Sturridge been for you guys?

    And Coutinho?
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Mon May 06, 2013 6:15 am
  • Hawkspur wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:
    InSuarezWeTrust wrote:Well, one of probably the most boring Liverpool matches ive watched in quite a while. Seemed to be a battle of who could string together 4 passes in a row.

    Can Fellaini please keep his MF'ing elbows down please?



    its a meryseyside Derby. never pretty. so frenetic and disjointed. Sturridge has to score on his chance i think.


    How has Sturridge been for you guys?


    Quite good, actually. He's scored i think 7 or 8 this year since January maybe? He puts it about well, is strong in the box and decisive in his shots. He and Suarez play well together, and he's a dream for Coutinho. I'm looking forward to next season, actually, seeing the three of them in action together on a consistent basis
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Mon May 06, 2013 6:23 am
  • 7 Goals in 14 appearances for LFC I believe? He's worth what we paid, but he is not a $20 million + striker. At times his partnership with Suarez looks like it could be a special one at times.

    Like most strikers he shoots first and asks questions later, which at times can be frustrating but you take the good with the bad. IMHO we aren't that much worse off with him up top for the duration of the Suarez suspension.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Mon May 06, 2013 6:37 am
  • InSuarezWeTrust wrote:7 Goals in 14 appearances for LFC I believe? He's worth what we paid, but he is not a $20 million + striker. At times his partnership with Suarez looks like it could be a special one at times.

    Like most strikers he shoots first and asks questions later, which at times can be frustrating but you take the good with the bad. IMHO we aren't that much worse off with him up top for the duration of the Suarez suspension.



    I wasnt condemning Sturridge. Hes a very good player and will help us quite a bit in our hunt for top 4 next year. I just think he missed the only clear cut "chance" of the game. Thats the type of game it was
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Mon May 06, 2013 6:54 am
  • Uncle Si wrote:
    InSuarezWeTrust wrote:7 Goals in 14 appearances for LFC I believe? He's worth what we paid, but he is not a $20 million + striker. At times his partnership with Suarez looks like it could be a special one at times.

    Like most strikers he shoots first and asks questions later, which at times can be frustrating but you take the good with the bad. IMHO we aren't that much worse off with him up top for the duration of the Suarez suspension.



    I wasnt condemning Sturridge. Hes a very good player and will help us quite a bit in our hunt for top 4 next year. I just think he missed the only clear cut "chance" of the game. Thats the type of game it was


    As was I. For the record I am pleasantly surprised at his performances. Always have to wonder why someone sells a young talented striker.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Mon May 06, 2013 10:11 am
  • peachesenregalia wrote:
    Hawkspur wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:

    its a meryseyside Derby. never pretty. so frenetic and disjointed. Sturridge has to score on his chance i think.


    How has Sturridge been for you guys?


    Quite good, actually. He's scored i think 7 or 8 this year since January maybe? He puts it about well, is strong in the box and decisive in his shots. He and Suarez play well together, and he's a dream for Coutinho. I'm looking forward to next season, actually, seeing the three of them in action together on a consistent basis


    Coutinho is the real difference maker on this team next year... and perhaps the emergence of Henderson. But with the power and creativity of Suarez and Sturridge in moving into space theyve really just needed someone to provide the ball. coutinho has proved very adept at seeing space that other players havent, as seen in the ball he gave Sturridge yesterday that put him in against Howard.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Mon May 06, 2013 10:24 am
  • Yeah, I expect big things from Coutinho next season, and Hendo. Joe Allen can probably go, or ride the bench behind Lucas. Gerrard will have to step back, too. We NEED at least one if not two big CBs and probably a LB. Some midfield pieces and maybe another developmental winger/striker in the Assaidi mold.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Mon May 06, 2013 10:56 am
  • peachesenregalia wrote:Yeah, I expect big things from Coutinho next season, and Hendo. Joe Allen can probably go, or ride the bench behind Lucas. Gerrard will have to step back, too. We NEED at least one if not two big CBs and probably a LB. Some midfield pieces and maybe another developmental winger/striker in the Assaidi mold.


    I'd like to get a new winger and cam. Either slide Coutinho out wide to play with Suarez and Sturridge or keep him at CAM and bring in another winger. figure if you get both then you have options. Joe Allen will be nice cover for Henderson. Lucas needs cover (unless the idea is to have Joe Allen and Henderdon together, with Hendo being more CDM, which i think he could do). We definately need one starting CB and one 3rd option. A left back would be nice. Why not Flanagan?
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Mon May 06, 2013 11:13 am
  • Uncle Si wrote:
    peachesenregalia wrote:Yeah, I expect big things from Coutinho next season, and Hendo. Joe Allen can probably go, or ride the bench behind Lucas. Gerrard will have to step back, too. We NEED at least one if not two big CBs and probably a LB. Some midfield pieces and maybe another developmental winger/striker in the Assaidi mold.


    I'd like to get a new winger and cam. Either slide Coutinho out wide to play with Suarez and Sturridge or keep him at CAM and bring in another winger. figure if you get both then you have options. Joe Allen will be nice cover for Henderson. Lucas needs cover (unless the idea is to have Joe Allen and Henderdon together, with Hendo being more CDM, which i think he could do). We definately need one starting CB and one 3rd option. A left back would be nice. Why not Flanagan?


    I don't know what happened to Flanno and Robinson. Both looked like excellent prospects a couple of years ago. Also, kelly should be back to full strength again this season, it'll be good to have him back.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Mon May 06, 2013 11:16 am
  • Yeah, I think things are looking promising at Liverpool, from the limited amount I've seen of them.
    My next question was to ask which positions need to be addressed but you've all covered that as well.

    Obviously, who we'll be able to get and, possibly, who we'll need to replace will depend a lot on these final 3 games but it seems that Spurs really need a playmaker at CM.

    Modric's absent has been plain to see. A new striker would be nice too and both fullbacks could be improved upon. It'll be interesting to see whether Walker can step up after the tough experience that he's had this year. We've been without Sandro and Kaboul this year; it'll be nice to get them back.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Mon May 06, 2013 11:24 am
  • Hawkspur wrote:Yeah, I think things are looking promising at Liverpool, from the limited amount I've seen of them.
    My next question was to ask which positions need to be addressed but you've all covered that as well.

    Obviously, who we'll be able to get and, possibly, who we'll need to replace will depend a lot on these final 3 games but it seems that Spurs really need a playmaker at CM.

    Modric's absent has been plain to see. A new striker would be nice too and both fullbacks could be improved upon. It'll be interesting to see whether Walker can step up after the tough experience that he's had this year. We've been without Sandro and Kaboul this year; it'll be nice to get them back.


    Think Bale's as good as gone though? It'll be really tough to replace him. I think next year will be transitional for the PL. I expect United to decline a bit, Chelsea and City to beef up as usual, Liverpool to improve a lot and Spurs and Arsenal to find it tougher to operate.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Mon May 06, 2013 11:54 am
  • peachesenregalia wrote:
    Hawkspur wrote:Yeah, I think things are looking promising at Liverpool, from the limited amount I've seen of them.
    My next question was to ask which positions need to be addressed but you've all covered that as well.

    Obviously, who we'll be able to get and, possibly, who we'll need to replace will depend a lot on these final 3 games but it seems that Spurs really need a playmaker at CM.

    Modric's absent has been plain to see. A new striker would be nice too and both fullbacks could be improved upon. It'll be interesting to see whether Walker can step up after the tough experience that he's had this year. We've been without Sandro and Kaboul this year; it'll be nice to get them back.


    Think Bale's as good as gone though? It'll be really tough to replace him. I think next year will be transitional for the PL. I expect United to decline a bit, Chelsea and City to beef up as usual, Liverpool to improve a lot and Spurs and Arsenal to find it tougher to operate.


    I think Bale's gone, but if he goes we should get enough money to fill a few gaps. We'll need to anyway, he's earned us a lot of points this season.

    I agree with you about the top 3 and also think there'll be a good scrap between those 3 teams for 4th.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Mon May 06, 2013 1:19 pm
  • peachesenregalia wrote:
    Hawkspur wrote:Yeah, I think things are looking promising at Liverpool, from the limited amount I've seen of them.
    My next question was to ask which positions need to be addressed but you've all covered that as well.

    Obviously, who we'll be able to get and, possibly, who we'll need to replace will depend a lot on these final 3 games but it seems that Spurs really need a playmaker at CM.

    Modric's absent has been plain to see. A new striker would be nice too and both fullbacks could be improved upon. It'll be interesting to see whether Walker can step up after the tough experience that he's had this year. We've been without Sandro and Kaboul this year; it'll be nice to get them back.


    Think Bale's as good as gone though? It'll be really tough to replace him. I think next year will be transitional for the PL. I expect United to decline a bit, Chelsea and City to beef up as usual, Liverpool to improve a lot and Spurs and Arsenal to find it tougher to operate.



    Bale is going absolutely nowhere, quote on me that, he'll still be a Spurs player next season
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Mon May 06, 2013 2:52 pm
  • Storts wrote:
    peachesenregalia wrote:
    Hawkspur wrote:Yeah, I think things are looking promising at Liverpool, from the limited amount I've seen of them.
    My next question was to ask which positions need to be addressed but you've all covered that as well.

    Obviously, who we'll be able to get and, possibly, who we'll need to replace will depend a lot on these final 3 games but it seems that Spurs really need a playmaker at CM.

    Modric's absent has been plain to see. A new striker would be nice too and both fullbacks could be improved upon. It'll be interesting to see whether Walker can step up after the tough experience that he's had this year. We've been without Sandro and Kaboul this year; it'll be nice to get them back.


    Think Bale's as good as gone though? It'll be really tough to replace him. I think next year will be transitional for the PL. I expect United to decline a bit, Chelsea and City to beef up as usual, Liverpool to improve a lot and Spurs and Arsenal to find it tougher to operate.


    I heard he's signed a new contract today. Any truth to this?

    Bale is going absolutely nowhere, quote on me that, he'll still be a Spurs player next season
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Mon May 06, 2013 5:39 pm
  • Hawkspur wrote:I'm certainly not over confident but I would say that in terms of luck, both teams are getting their fair share of late. I've been at Spurs last 2 games and spurs have managed to come out of those with 6 points, something that looked highly unlikely at half time of either.


    I saw some of the Spurs-Southampton match, and they looked exhausted to me and they were lucky to get that Bale goal, I didn't really think the Saints deserved to lose that game with how they defended, same probably could be said about QPR with their attacks but Arsenal's defense has been out of character lately(not conceding many goals, especially shit goals).
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Mon May 06, 2013 6:39 pm
  • So who do y'all want for your clubs in the transfer window?
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Mon May 06, 2013 7:03 pm
  • InSuarezWeTrust wrote:So who do y'all want for your clubs in the transfer window?


    Well looking at recent rumors, Arsenal apparently has agreed to sign Jovetic and are looking at Loic Remy. Both would help Arsenal's depth at the striker position which kinda came under fire the last few weeks after Giroud's unfair suspension.

    After that, I'd probably say we'd have to find viable back ups in the central defense(and not sell Koscielny), and probably a new right back in case Sagna does leave. A back up keeper to give some real competition for Szczesny, Valdes, Reina and Casillas have been linked and Valdes would probably be the only one that Arsenal could realistically get, though I have also heard rumors involving Rene Adler being on Arsenal's radar. Midfield probably see if Barca would sell Fabregas back to Arsenal(maybe even Song) other than that I think we're set there.

    I do also think there are a few players in the Arsenal reserves that are deserving of a call up to the first team. The players I'd like to see get more first team action would be Thomas Eisfeld, Serge Gnabry and Chuba Akpom. All three have impressed this year with the reserves, Gnabry and Eisfeld did get some 1st team action earlier this year(notably in that amazing 7-5 match against Reading).
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Tue May 07, 2013 1:56 am
  • InSuarezWeTrust wrote:So who do y'all want for your clubs in the transfer window?


    I'd quite like modric back. Or someone similar.

    I'm a bit out of the loop with regards to players not at Spurs so CM, LW, ST, LB, RB please, some for depth, some to start.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Tue May 07, 2013 2:24 pm
  • Hawkspur wrote:
    InSuarezWeTrust wrote:So who do y'all want for your clubs in the transfer window?


    I'd quite like modric back. Or someone similar.

    I'm a bit out of the loop with regards to players not at Spurs so CM, LW, ST, LB, RB please, some for depth, some to start.


    I think Spurs main priority is to keep Bale. After that, who knows.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Tue May 07, 2013 2:31 pm
  • Not really important news but apparently Arsenal have a new kit deal. Couple news outlets are saying Arsenal and Puma have agreed to a £170m, 5 year deal.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Wed May 08, 2013 12:42 am
  • Fergie is retiring at the end of the season. Its official.
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Wed May 08, 2013 6:10 am
  • Bye-bye, Bacon face.

    Moyes to replace him. Not a great hire, in my opinion.
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Wed May 08, 2013 6:38 am
  • peachesenregalia wrote:Bye-bye, Bacon face.

    Moyes to replace him. Not a great hire, in my opinion.



    yup... no tears here
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Wed May 08, 2013 10:02 am
  • Found this on Facebook:

    Maggie Thatcher Dying, Alex Ferguson Retiring.

    Somewhere there is a Scouser with a Genie lamp and 1 wish left.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Wed May 08, 2013 10:26 am
  • Uncle Si wrote:
    TwilightError wrote:This just might be Fergies final year? 20 championships and all.. And the can always keep going for another decade..



    I dont see it this year, although it makes the most sense for them as Mourinho will be available and is keen to return to England.

    Their squad needs some overhauling. Not sure Fergie will give it up in the shape its in.


    What was that ;)

    Edit:

    As for Arsenal their "ten years and you've won f*ck all" have mostly been because they pay away the new stadium, hence it is a high priority to get the lucrative CL spot. I dont see them giving away any points anymore this season.

    For Chelsea the retirement of Sir Red nose is not all good. Might mean more competition for Mourinho, who has hinted on going to ManU already..

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    After hearing of the announcement that Sir Alex Ferguson is to retire at the end of the season, Manchester United players have paid their respects to their manager.

    "It has been an honour to play for Sir Alex. I couldn't have asked for a better manager" said Howard Webb.

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    In Honour of Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement all Premiership matches will play an extra 2 minutes injury time the next time they play.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Wed May 08, 2013 10:37 am
  • TwilightError wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:
    TwilightError wrote:This just might be Fergies final year? 20 championships and all.. And the can always keep going for another decade..



    I dont see it this year, although it makes the most sense for them as Mourinho will be available and is keen to return to England.

    Their squad needs some overhauling. Not sure Fergie will give it up in the shape its in.


    What was that ;)



    yeah a bit sudden....

    not sure about Moyes either. I didnt realize he and Moyes were such good friends
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Sat May 11, 2013 7:44 am
  • Chelsea got it done, or actually the clubs best ever goalscorer (203!) Frank Lampard did it. Champions league is a certainty, now lets see if we can lure back Mourinho...
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Sat May 11, 2013 10:25 am
  • Wee Wigan. Brilliant.

    Mancini is surely out now. Who'll replace him?
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Sat May 11, 2013 10:53 am
  • Congrats to Wigan. Shame they will be relegated.
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Sat May 11, 2013 11:20 am
  • peachesenregalia wrote:Wee Wigan. Brilliant.

    Mancini is surely out now. Who'll replace him?


    The rumours here are that an agreement was reached earlier in the week with Malaga's mabager Pellegrini.

    It'll be interesting now to see if Wigan can stay up. Playing in Europe and the championship would be even tougher than Europe and the Premier League, I think, seeing as they already play twice a week in the Championship.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Sat May 11, 2013 11:33 am
  • Hawkspur wrote:
    peachesenregalia wrote:Wee Wigan. Brilliant.

    Mancini is surely out now. Who'll replace him?


    The rumours here are that an agreement was reached earlier in the week with Malaga's mabager Pellegrini.

    It'll be interesting now to see if Wigan can stay up. Playing in Europe and the championship would be even tougher than Europe and the Premier League, I think, seeing as they already play twice a week in the Championship.


    Does the FA cup winner get a Europa league place? I thought it was only the league cup winner. Even still, don't they have to get past the pre-qualifiers? Doubt they would, but you never know.

    Still, always good to see an underdog win a cup. Like when Birmingham beat Arsenal in the league cup final a few years ago.
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Re: EPL 2012-2013
Sat May 11, 2013 11:36 am
  • I think you might be right. I haven't seen any mention of Wigan attaining a European place in any of the write ups.
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