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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Sat May 10, 2014 9:03 pm
  • Seabhac wrote:Thank God this is almost over....


    Is it ever over?
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Sun May 11, 2014 8:58 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote:
    Seabhac wrote:Stunning Goal today - Goal of the season?

    https://vine.co/v/Mg5wiZMbXav/embed/simple


    Can't think of a better piece if skill this season.


    Individually, yeah can't argue. Rooney's or Shelvey's goals might come close to it.
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Sun May 11, 2014 9:00 pm
  • How's this for a goal from Derby County's Will Hughes?


    BTW, Derby won 4-1(6-2 on aggregate) to advance to the Championship final at Wembley.
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Mon May 12, 2014 5:54 am
  • Gatehawk wrote:How's this for a goal from Derby County's Will Hughes?


    BTW, Derby won 4-1(6-2 on aggregate) to advance to the Championship final at Wembley.


    wow.... not bad.

    Windows open.
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Mon May 12, 2014 12:25 pm
  • Is it next season yet?


    oh wait...

    WORLD CUP TIME!!!! WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Thu May 15, 2014 11:23 pm
  • Yet another season of mediocrity for Newcastle United...
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Fri May 16, 2014 8:26 am
  • MB12 wrote:Yet another season of mediocrity for Newcastle United...



    the manager head butted a player...

    nothing mediocre about that.

    I'd like to see Newcastle or Villa return threatening for 4-6th. It makes the league more enjoyable when those clubs are doing well.
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Fri May 16, 2014 12:59 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote:
    MB12 wrote:Yet another season of mediocrity for Newcastle United...



    the manager head butted a player...

    nothing mediocre about that.

    I'd like to see Newcastle or Villa return threatening for 4-6th. It makes the league more enjoyable when those clubs are doing well.


    Ah the circus at Newcastle is normal, believe me ;) Not meaning to sound arrogant, but having 52,000 fans a week deserves a top 6 finish!
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Fri May 16, 2014 1:26 pm
  • MB12 wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:
    MB12 wrote:Yet another season of mediocrity for Newcastle United...



    the manager head butted a player...

    nothing mediocre about that.

    I'd like to see Newcastle or Villa return threatening for 4-6th. It makes the league more enjoyable when those clubs are doing well.


    Ah the circus at Newcastle is normal, believe me ;) Not meaning to sound arrogant, but having 52,000 fans a week deserves a top 6 finish!



    I'd agree that fan base deserves something, alteast some deeper cup runs. selling your best player mid season without bringing in a replacement seemed defeatist.

    is this punishment for allowing the movie Goal to feature Newcastle?
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Fri May 16, 2014 10:43 pm
  • FA Cup final today, my confidence is sky high, but so is my nerves. We should beat Hull with ease, but we should've done it against Birmingham a few years back. I do feel Arsenal will win, but if the game stays scoreless into the 2nd half, I will become a nervous wreck and sweating buckets.
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Sat May 17, 2014 5:31 am
  • Uncle Si:


    Billionaire owner Mike Ashley is happy for survival each time as long as the club makes profits. He has no ambition, and hired Joe Kinnear as a scapegoat for the lack of signings and the failure to replace Cabaye. Alan Pardew is his puppet who is rumoured to be on very, very low wages--word is he owes Ashley gambling debts.

    I loved Goal! What a film that was ;)
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Sat May 17, 2014 5:33 am
  • Gatehawk wrote:FA Cup final today, my confidence is sky high, but so is my nerves. We should beat Hull with ease, but we should've done it against Birmingham a few years back. I do feel Arsenal will win, but if the game stays scoreless into the 2nd half, I will become a nervous wreck and sweating buckets.


    If you don't win prepare for the Wenger Out brigade to start making very loud noises!
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Sat May 17, 2014 9:49 am
  • Gatehawk wrote:FA Cup final today, my confidence is sky high, but so is my nerves. We should beat Hull with ease, but we should've done it against Birmingham a few years back. I do feel Arsenal will win, but if the game stays scoreless into the 2nd half, I will become a nervous wreck and sweating buckets.


    Never easy is it Gate?

    Still think its your game though. Carzolas goal steadied it.
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Sat May 17, 2014 12:01 pm
  • CAZORLA! KOSCIELNY! RAMBO! ARSENAL! I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    IT'S OVER! IT'S FINALLY OVER! 9 LONG AGONIZING YEARS AND IT'S FINALLY OVER!!!!!!!!!!

    2014 FA CUP CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!!!
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Sat May 17, 2014 1:34 pm
  • Congrats to the Arsenal
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Mon May 19, 2014 10:17 am
  • Gatehawk wrote:CAZORLA! KOSCIELNY! RAMBO! ARSENAL! I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    IT'S OVER! IT'S FINALLY OVER! 9 LONG AGONIZING YEARS AND IT'S FINALLY OVER!!!!!!!!!!

    2014 FA CUP CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!!!


    9 years is nothing
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Mon May 19, 2014 11:09 pm
  • Okay End of Season Awards guys

    Player of the Year - Luis Suarez

    Had Ramsey not missed 3 months, I would've gone with him in less than a heartbeat, the guy scored so many massive goals(including the one that ended the drought, he'll never score a more monumental goal in his life). I went with Suarez since, honestly, he almost single handedly fired Liverpool to the EPL, Gerrard and Sturridge deserve credit as well. Suarez drove home 31 goals(tied the EPL record) and actually showed maturity for once in his life. I still don't have that much respect for him cause he still has those times where he goes to ground like he got shot.


    Keeper of the Year - Wojciech Szczesny/Julian Speroni

    Szczesny is the co-Golden Glove winner, made some massive saves over the season and can't really take much blame for those 4 away results. He doesn't get as much credit as he deserves, partly due to his chaotic decision making being a bit of a problem he can't seem to shake.

    As for Speroni, he's as much the reason Crystal Palace stayed up and pulled off the shocks they caused as anyone on the Eagles. In my mind, some of the best saves this season were his doing and I doubt Palace would have even come close to staying up if it were anyone else in goal.


    Breakout Player of the Year - Aaron Ramsey

    As I said, if not for the fact that he missed 3 months due to injury, I would have picked Ramsey as my POTY. This time last year, a good majority of Arsenal fans wanted him gone, saw him as a liability and a waste of time. Now, he's gotta be the consensus best player Arsenal has after the year he has. Let me put this into perspective, he missed 3 months and still had 16 goals and 9 assists. When he was missing, Arsenal's form and performances started to wane, he was so important to Arsenal's season and one can only imagine where Arsenal would've finished if he had stayed fit the entire season.


    Manager of the Year - Gus Poyet

    Could of chose Tony Pulis, could've went with Brenden Rodgers. In the end I went with the guy who brought Sunderland out of the depths of relegation hell. Very few teams have survived being bottom of the EPL at Christmas, and the fact that Poyet took over a struggling Black Cats that was dead last for nearly half the season by the end really was remarkable. And while their form didn't improve until late in the season he still managed them to the Capital One Cup final and becoming the first team to win an EPL match at Stamford Bridge against a Mourinho-led Chelsea.


    Game(s) Of The Season - Liverpool 3-2 Manchester City

    Okay this game went $h!t crazy if you ask me. At no point while watching this game did I feel that one side actually had complete control. Even after Kompany inadvertantly kicked the ball to Coutinho for the winning goal, I still thought there was more to this game. Every goal was remarkable and every moment was intense as can be. Unfortunately, a line mentioned by Gerrard in the celebrations ended up coming back to haunt the Reds in the end.


    Goal of the Season - Jack Wilshere vs Norwich

    Suarez scored some good goals, so did Shelvey, Rooney, Yaya Toure and Sturridge. But if you want the ultimate example of precision passing, communication and teamwork. Then that was done by Cazorla, Giroud and Wilshere. It was so perfectly executed that every Norwich player was effectively frozen to their spots, and after the ball hit the back of the net some players threw their arms up praying he was offsides because this goal seemed almost impossible to have happened, whether in real life or even a video game.


    Quote of the Season - Almost anything that came out of Jose Mourinho's mouth

    Who here thinks Mourinho should come with a mute button? Thoughout this season, it's almost felt like Jose didn't come back to Chelsea to win trophies but rather to piss off and annoy anyone who hears him talk. The idiotic remarks I've heard him say have been all over the place. Mocking Arsenal for not scoring at home vs Chelsea, who had parked the bus in that game, then a few weeks later criticized West Ham for using 19th century tactics, even though they were the exact same tactics he used against Arsenal(and Man U earlier). Calling his team a little horse in the title race and criticizing his own players. Blatantly criticizing referees every time something didn't go his way. And then my personal favorite now, calling Arsene Wenger a "Specialist In Failure" then watch Chelsea end the season with no trophies(and his home unbeaten run end) and Arsenal end their 9 year trophy drought. He's become the King of Fools.


    So, what is everyone else's choices for these catagories?

    Player of the Year (I have an idea who everyone will say for this one)
    Keeper of the Year
    Breakout Player of the Year
    Manager of the Year
    Game(s) Of The Season
    Goal of the Season
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Mon May 19, 2014 11:48 pm
  • I didn't see enough games to be able to make any properly informed judgments but will just add that surely-soon-to-be-ex Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris deserves to be mentioned in the goalkeeper of the year conversation. He had a thoroughly impressive season, asides from possibly a couple of games after he slammed his head into Lukaku's knee. He was very busy in a lot of games as our back 4 worked on their keystone cops routine on a weekly basis. No idea how Sczezny or Speroni looked, but Lloris would have to have been at least as good.
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Tue May 20, 2014 1:05 am
  • Player of the Year - Yaya Toure
    Keeper of the Year - David Marshall
    Breakout Player of the Year - Ross Barkley
    Manager of the Year - Brendan Rogers
    Game Of The Season - Palace v Liverpool
    Goal of the Season -

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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Tue May 20, 2014 9:44 am
  • Player of the Year: Luis Suarez
    Keeper of the Year: Hugo Lloris
    Young Breakout Player: Ross Barkley/Raheem Sterling/Luke Shaw
    Manager: Rodgers/Poyet
    Match of the Year: Liverpool-City
    Goal of the Year: Suarez volley v. Norwich, Barkley v. City, Toure v. West Ham
    Newcomer of the year: Andre Schurre (Chelsea)
    Team of the Year:

    GK: Lloris (Spurs)
    RB: Ivanovich (Chelsea)
    CB: Kocielny (Arsenal)
    CB: Cahill (Chelsea)
    LB: Shaw (Southampton)
    RM: Lallana (Southampton)
    CM: Toure (City)
    CM: Ramsey (Arsenal)
    LM: Hazard (Chelsea)
    STK: Suarez (Liverpool)
    STK: Sturridge (Liverpool)
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Tue May 20, 2014 10:17 am
  • Uncle Si wrote:Player of the Year: Luis Suarez
    Keeper of the Year: Hugo Lloris
    Young Breakout Player: Ross Barkley/Raheem Sterling/Luke Shaw
    Manager: Rodgers/Poyet
    Match of the Year: Liverpool-City
    Goal of the Year: Suarez volley v. Norwich, Barkley v. City, Toure v. West Ham
    Newcomer of the year: Andre Schurre (Chelsea)
    Team of the Year:

    GK: Lloris (Spurs)
    RB: Ivanovich (Chelsea)
    CB: Kocielny (Arsenal)
    CB: Cahill (Chelsea)
    LB: Shaw (Southampton)
    RM: Lallana (Southampton)
    CM: Toure (City)
    CM: Ramsey (Arsenal)
    LM: Hazard (Chelsea)
    STK: Suarez (Liverpool)
    STK: Sturridge (Liverpool)


    Looking at that team got me thinking. Wouldn't it be great if there was a 4 team interleague all-star series featuring the best players from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and Bundesliga.
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Tue May 20, 2014 10:49 am
  • Great idea Spur... Idea of what those teams would like? I don't think I could do a good Italian team? (French instead?)
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Tue May 20, 2014 11:18 am
  • Uncle Si wrote:Great idea Spur... Idea of what those teams would like? I don't think I could do a good Italian team? (French instead?)


    Yeah, the Monaco/ PSG All-stars would be a tough game.
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Sat May 24, 2014 8:53 am
  • QPR's BACK, baby! And that means more Harry Redknapp, which is never a bad thing. :D
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Sun May 25, 2014 2:21 pm
  • not really :(
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Sun May 25, 2014 9:09 pm
  • Arsenal and Liverpool dominated the Premierleague.com fan vote Best XI squad. Arsenal had 5 and Liverpool had 4, though the most surprising choice was Olivier Giroud being chosen alongside Suarez.

    http://www.premierleague.com/en-gb/news ... esult.html
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Tue May 27, 2014 5:48 pm
  • Gatehawk wrote:Arsenal and Liverpool dominated the Premierleague.com fan vote Best XI squad. Arsenal had 5 and Liverpool had 4, though the most surprising choice was Olivier Giroud being chosen alongside Suarez.

    http://www.premierleague.com/en-gb/news ... esult.html


    Not really, all these things are just a popularity contest.
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Wed May 28, 2014 7:27 am
  • InSuarezWeTrust wrote:
    Gatehawk wrote:Arsenal and Liverpool dominated the Premierleague.com fan vote Best XI squad. Arsenal had 5 and Liverpool had 4, though the most surprising choice was Olivier Giroud being chosen alongside Suarez.

    http://www.premierleague.com/en-gb/news ... esult.html


    Not really, all these things are just a popularity contest.


    Premierleague.com apparently not available in the city of Manchester...
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Wed May 28, 2014 1:55 pm
  • InSuarezWeTrust wrote:
    Gatehawk wrote:Arsenal and Liverpool dominated the Premierleague.com fan vote Best XI squad. Arsenal had 5 and Liverpool had 4, though the most surprising choice was Olivier Giroud being chosen alongside Suarez.

    http://www.premierleague.com/en-gb/news ... esult.html


    Not really, all these things are just a popularity contest.


    Actually, it kinda loses that argument when you look at the voting results and see that they grouped players seperately. I mean Suarez, Sturridge, Aguero, and Rooney were in one Forward group and you had Giroud, Eden Hazard(didn't know he was a striker), Lukaku and Lambert were in another group. Ramsey was in the same group as Yaya Toure, Ozil was grouped with David Silva, and Henderson was grouped with Lampard.
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Wed May 28, 2014 6:50 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote:Great idea Spur... Idea of what those teams would like? I don't think I could do a good Italian team? (French instead?)


    You are right, the Italian All-Stars would be pretty bad, and would be made-up predominantly of Juve players. I could see them playing a form of Catenaccio , and ruining the tournament!

    I guess La Liga, despite Atleti's league win, would have a team dominated by Barça and Real.
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Thu May 29, 2014 6:21 am
  • MB12 wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:Great idea Spur... Idea of what those teams would like? I don't think I could do a good Italian team? (French instead?)


    You are right, the Italian All-Stars would be pretty bad, and would be made-up predominantly of Juve players. I could see them playing a form of Catenaccio , and ruining the tournament!

    I guess La Liga, despite Atleti's league win, would have a team dominated by Barça and Real.



    anyone interested in putting something like this together... to pass the time before World Cup?

    Pick a league. Top XI from:

    Italy
    England (probably already have this earlier in the thread)
    Spain
    France
    Germany
    Celtic.. I mean Scotland.

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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Fri May 30, 2014 6:19 am
  • peachesenregalia wrote:Ricky Lambert signed. Lallana, Moreno and Caulker all supposedly on the way. Not bad business if we can land all of those. Still wouldn't mind Konoplyanka.

    Looks like we'll be unloading Assaidi and possibly Borini.

    Would like to see us land at least one marquee type signing this year. Have heard Alexis Sanchez' name bandies about. Not sure about that one.


    Im hearing all kinds of names:

    Lambert-Lallana-Lovren from Saints as some part of a package to keep Lallana transfer number down (apparently Saints give Bournemouth 25% of his transfer fee. Allegedly Liverpool will pay over the odds for Lovren and skittles for Lallana)

    Bid for Emre Can (German U-20 player), Moreno (with Luis Alberto the other way) and now Shaqiri (Bayern Munich) with apparent interest in Markovic (U-21 Serbian national) and Alexis Sanchez (!) with the Konoplanka kid still in the thought.

    Its a big list (like something out of FM or Fifa 14) but if it comes off what a window. I think the 3 L's from the Saints are done. Can seems very close (working on personal terms, i see this as a replacement for Lucas in the nearer future) and Moreno seems very close. Then it may come down to which of the final 3 wingers (Shaqiri, Sanchez or Yehven) they can get their hands on.

    Fun stuff to read on, whether any of it comes true who knows. I think the Shaqiri/Sanchez links are the most exciting, but the Lambert/Lallana/Lovren/Moreno the most realistic (and important)
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Fri May 30, 2014 7:59 am
  • peachesenregalia wrote:Yeah, I'd heard the Can rumor, on Moreno, the word I heard was Suso going the other way :(

    Hope that's not true, Suso looks the business. Alberto I'd be fine with letting go.

    I think Lambert for 4 mil is good business. He's older, but can definitely score and provides some quality depth at the striker position. Shaquiri or Sanchez would be a dream, especially with Sterling already there and the possibility of Konoplyanka still floating about. Exciting times indeed.

    Still, we need defenders. Shaw is going to either ManUre or Chelsea. Caulker is good, Moreno looks good, but we need CBs badly (caulker is a CB). Hopefully Agger returns to form and we never have to suffer Kolo again....



    I think Lovren is the top choice CB. On Moreno, the offer was apparently Suso on loan, then Alberto and now just straight cash (homey).

    Looks like Rodgers (who now has final say on transfers) wants the pressing business done before the World Cup. I still see Lallana, Lovren/Caulker, Can and one of Shaqiri/Sanchez/Kono coming. I really like the Shaqiri idea.

    Lambert for 4 mil is very good business indeed. he essentially replaces Aspas (and Moses) and bagged more goals than the likes of Rooney and RvP, 3 less than Giroud. seriously, how did we finish 2nd with that depth?

    edit: has anyone heard any other transfer info for their clubs? outside of Costa (and maybe the entire Atleti squad) going to Chelsea I havent seen much
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:40 am



  • This kid will be a very, very good player for us. He will have a moderate impact next season (as I feel Liverpool will rebuild the midfield around the likes of Henderson, Lallana (would love Rakitic instead) and a revolving door of Gerrard/Lucas/Allen/Can). If we are insistant on playing the diamond, then Henderson will do the work, with Lallana on a wing, Sterling at the tip and Coutinho/Shaqiri/Sanchez (man i want that one)...

    But, Can will be one who assumes the leadership of the midfield as the season progresses and into next year. Great signing.

    Moreno next, then maybe one of Sanchez/Shaqiri, and probably Lovren and Lallana

    Gate: Cesc to Chelsea?
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:08 am
  • Uncle Si wrote:
    edit: has anyone heard any other transfer info for their clubs? outside of Costa (and maybe the entire Atleti squad) going to Chelsea I havent seen much


    It's all quiet on the Spurs front. I presume that Levy is just waiting to see which obscure foreign player over performs against a 'big' team in the World Cup until he goes all in.

    It's galling to see Caulker's name pop up. I could kind of understand AVB getting rid of him if he thought he was too slow for his style of defence, but now that AVB is the distant past it's pretty annoying. I hope they were able to include a buy-back or first refusal clause when he left.
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:13 am
  • Hawkspur wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:
    edit: has anyone heard any other transfer info for their clubs? outside of Costa (and maybe the entire Atleti squad) going to Chelsea I havent seen much


    It's all quiet on the Spurs front. I presume that Levy is just waiting to see which obscure foreign player over performs against a 'big' team in the World Cup until he goes all in.

    It's galling to see Caulker's name pop up. I could kind of understand AVB getting rid of him if he thought he was too slow for his style of defence, but now that AVB is the distant past it's pretty annoying. I hope they were able to include a buy-back or first refusal clause when he left.



    Apparently a season with the worst defense in the Prem makes you a wanted commodity? Caulker looks like he could be a great asset to a strong team though.

    What do Spurs need at this point? There are rumours that Chadli, Sigurrdson, Soldado and Sandro may be allowed to leave. That cant be right.
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:57 am
  • Uncle Si wrote:
    Hawkspur wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:
    edit: has anyone heard any other transfer info for their clubs? outside of Costa (and maybe the entire Atleti squad) going to Chelsea I havent seen much


    It's all quiet on the Spurs front. I presume that Levy is just waiting to see which obscure foreign player over performs against a 'big' team in the World Cup until he goes all in.

    It's galling to see Caulker's name pop up. I could kind of understand AVB getting rid of him if he thought he was too slow for his style of defence, but now that AVB is the distant past it's pretty annoying. I hope they were able to include a buy-back or first refusal clause when he left.



    Apparently a season with the worst defense in the Prem makes you a wanted commodity? Caulker looks like he could be a great asset to a strong team though.

    What do Spurs need at this point? There are rumours that Chadli, Sigurrdson, Soldado and Sandro may be allowed to leave. That cant be right.


    Spurs' defense, against decent teams especially , can't have been a lot better.

    Yeah, I'm not sure how he compares to most other centrebacks, but I would have rather kept Caulker than Dawson, although I'm sure that with a bit a scouting, better young defenders could be found.

    I'd be disappointed if those players were all sold, especially Soldado and Sandro. We could possibly make a profit on Soldado though, which would surely appeal to Levy, if the reports of his £26m fee being made up of about 50% add-ons, most of which being targets that weren't met, are true.

    As for who Spurs need... Modric and Bale would be nice!

    As with every season, the major need is full-backs, especially a left back. Aside from that, based on last season I would say that we need a right winger as Lennon was truly awful last season, although hopefully Lamela will fill that role. If he does then we probably need to be looking at left wingers. If Soldado and/or Adebayor go we need strikers too. Someone more consistent than them would be nice anyway. Another centreback or two would be lovely as well.

    So yeah, most of the team.

    It is difficult to say what we need though without having seen how they work in Pochettino's system. Although he's relatively unproven I'm pleased that he got the job. His attacking philosophy fits what Spurs fans expect, and as we saw from Redknapp's Spurs and Liverpool this season, it is nice to watch exciting football, even if it doesn't always go to plan. this philosophy is the polar opposite of AVB's, and as a lot of these players were bought for AVB's system I'm not sure how their skills will translate.
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:19 am
  • peachesenregalia wrote:Coutinho's $h!t on the wing. Coutinho at the tip, Sterling on the wing.



    no doubt about Coutinho as a true winger, but I'd prefer Sterling in the advanced 10 role. again, if we are playing the diamond, those "wings" are very tucked in. this is where Henderson and Lallana would go, Gerrard/Can/Lucas in the 6. Coutinho may find himself sitting a bit with a 4-1-2-1-2.

    in the traditional 4-3-3 (4-1-2-3) Coutinho can play the CAM role with Henderson next door, gerrard underneath and Sterling and Suarez as tucked in wingers (like the City matches).

    This why Lallana and another winger (Shaqiri, Sanchez) can be so helpful to this team. more flexibility and better options as matches progress. Lambert gives us a philosophical advantage in breaking down teams late on, but also up a goal we can switch to a traditional 4-5-1.

    So far so good really.
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:25 am
  • Hawkspur wrote:
    Spurs' defense, against decent teams especially , can't have been a lot better.

    Yeah, I'm not sure how he compares to most other centrebacks, but I would have rather kept Caulker than Dawson, although I'm sure that with a bit a scouting, better young defenders could be found.

    I'd be disappointed if those players were all sold, especially Soldado and Sandro. We could possibly make a profit on Soldado though, which would surely appeal to Levy, if the reports of his £26m fee being made up of about 50% add-ons, most of which being targets that weren't met, are true.

    As for who Spurs need... Modric and Bale would be nice!

    As with every season, the major need is full-backs, especially a left back. Aside from that, based on last season I would say that we need a right winger as Lennon was truly awful last season, although hopefully Lamela will fill that role. If he does then we probably need to be looking at left wingers. If Soldado and/or Adebayor go we need strikers too. Someone more consistent than them would be nice anyway. Another centreback or two would be lovely as well.

    So yeah, most of the team.

    It is difficult to say what we need though without having seen how they work in Pochettino's system. Although he's relatively unproven I'm pleased that he got the job. His attacking philosophy fits what Spurs fans expect, and as we saw from Redknapp's Spurs and Liverpool this season, it is nice to watch exciting football, even if it doesn't always go to plan. this philosophy is the polar opposite of AVB's, and as a lot of these players were bought for AVB's system I'm not sure how their skills will translate.


    I think you're going to love Pochettino. He reminds me very much of Rodgers and Martinez (as both a philosophy in hire as well as play, infusing a side with an attacking mindset and not afraid to play youth.

    Its all speculation at this point. Sandro may be the one who begs off the squad (Ericksen could be ripe to head off to a CL team should one find him worth a bid). Soldado may need to just go back to Spain. so many youthful attacking players available right now it would be shame to start a season with Soldado and Adebayor as your attacking options with the likes of Lukaku, Bony, Iago Aspas (just kidding, but you can have him) apparently available.
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:59 am
  • Uncle Si wrote:
    Hawkspur wrote:
    Spurs' defense, against decent teams especially , can't have been a lot better.

    Yeah, I'm not sure how he compares to most other centrebacks, but I would have rather kept Caulker than Dawson, although I'm sure that with a bit a scouting, better young defenders could be found.

    I'd be disappointed if those players were all sold, especially Soldado and Sandro. We could possibly make a profit on Soldado though, which would surely appeal to Levy, if the reports of his £26m fee being made up of about 50% add-ons, most of which being targets that weren't met, are true.

    As for who Spurs need... Modric and Bale would be nice!

    As with every season, the major need is full-backs, especially a left back. Aside from that, based on last season I would say that we need a right winger as Lennon was truly awful last season, although hopefully Lamela will fill that role. If he does then we probably need to be looking at left wingers. If Soldado and/or Adebayor go we need strikers too. Someone more consistent than them would be nice anyway. Another centreback or two would be lovely as well.

    So yeah, most of the team.

    It is difficult to say what we need though without having seen how they work in Pochettino's system. Although he's relatively unproven I'm pleased that he got the job. His attacking philosophy fits what Spurs fans expect, and as we saw from Redknapp's Spurs and Liverpool this season, it is nice to watch exciting football, even if it doesn't always go to plan. this philosophy is the polar opposite of AVB's, and as a lot of these players were bought for AVB's system I'm not sure how their skills will translate.


    I think you're going to love Pochettino. He reminds me very much of Rodgers and Martinez (as both a philosophy in hire as well as play, infusing a side with an attacking mindset and not afraid to play youth.

    Its all speculation at this point. Sandro may be the one who begs off the squad (Ericksen could be ripe to head off to a CL team should one find him worth a bid). Soldado may need to just go back to Spain. so many youthful attacking players available right now it would be shame to start a season with Soldado and Adebayor as your attacking options with the likes of Lukaku, Bony, Iago Aspas (just kidding, but you can have him) apparently available.


    You guys need a left back... swap you Aspas for Rose.

    I'd love Lukaku or Bony. I doubt Chelsea would sell Lukaku to us, though.
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:56 am
  • Arsenal have waived their right of first choice to buy Cesc Fabregas back from Barca...

    Word now is that he is going to sign for Chelsea. Odd choice from Arsenal IMO. Cesc does nothing but add quality to the team.
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:14 pm
  • Hawkspur wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:
    Hawkspur wrote:
    Spurs' defense, against decent teams especially , can't have been a lot better.

    Yeah, I'm not sure how he compares to most other centrebacks, but I would have rather kept Caulker than Dawson, although I'm sure that with a bit a scouting, better young defenders could be found.

    I'd be disappointed if those players were all sold, especially Soldado and Sandro. We could possibly make a profit on Soldado though, which would surely appeal to Levy, if the reports of his £26m fee being made up of about 50% add-ons, most of which being targets that weren't met, are true.

    As for who Spurs need... Modric and Bale would be nice!

    As with every season, the major need is full-backs, especially a left back. Aside from that, based on last season I would say that we need a right winger as Lennon was truly awful last season, although hopefully Lamela will fill that role. If he does then we probably need to be looking at left wingers. If Soldado and/or Adebayor go we need strikers too. Someone more consistent than them would be nice anyway. Another centreback or two would be lovely as well.

    So yeah, most of the team.

    It is difficult to say what we need though without having seen how they work in Pochettino's system. Although he's relatively unproven I'm pleased that he got the job. His attacking philosophy fits what Spurs fans expect, and as we saw from Redknapp's Spurs and Liverpool this season, it is nice to watch exciting football, even if it doesn't always go to plan. this philosophy is the polar opposite of AVB's, and as a lot of these players were bought for AVB's system I'm not sure how their skills will translate.


    I think you're going to love Pochettino. He reminds me very much of Rodgers and Martinez (as both a philosophy in hire as well as play, infusing a side with an attacking mindset and not afraid to play youth.

    Its all speculation at this point. Sandro may be the one who begs off the squad (Ericksen could be ripe to head off to a CL team should one find him worth a bid). Soldado may need to just go back to Spain. so many youthful attacking players available right now it would be shame to start a season with Soldado and Adebayor as your attacking options with the likes of Lukaku, Bony, Iago Aspas (just kidding, but you can have him) apparently available.


    You guys need a left back... swap you Aspas for Rose.

    I'd love Lukaku or Bony. I doubt Chelsea would sell Lukaku to us, though.


    left back is sorted.... Alberto Moreno from Sevilla. Due to be finalized early next week.

    Chelsea's going to have to do something with Lukaku. if they are indeed getting Costa that leaves no room for a player who just played an entire EPL season and will star in the World Cup. he will want games somewhere.
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:15 pm
  • Manchester United have announced their away European fixtures for the 2014-15 season

    @ Swansea

    (thank you and goodnight!)
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:16 pm
  • Smurf wrote:Arsenal have waived their right of first choice to buy Cesc Fabregas back from Barca...

    Word now is that he is going to sign for Chelsea. Odd choice from Arsenal IMO. Cesc does nothing but add quality to the team.


    he adds another CM at 35 million.

    I still dont believe they have waived any rights (nor do i believe they had first right of refusal, SSN would not have such intimate details)

    But... I dont think they need him either. Arsenal's priority has to be a replacement for Sagna and a striker to support Giroud.
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:23 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote:
    MB12 wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:Great idea Spur... Idea of what those teams would like? I don't think I could do a good Italian team? (French instead?)


    You are right, the Italian All-Stars would be pretty bad, and would be made-up predominantly of Juve players. I could see them playing a form of Catenaccio , and ruining the tournament!

    I guess La Liga, despite Atleti's league win, would have a team dominated by Barça and Real.



    anyone interested in putting something like this together... to pass the time before World Cup?

    Pick a league. Top XI from:

    Italy
    England (probably already have this earlier in the thread)
    Spain
    France
    Germany
    Celtic.. I mean Scotland.

    Smurf can do the MLS.



    Challenge accepted! Here is the Best XI and 7 man bench for MLS:


    GK: Nick Rimando - Real Salt Lake
    RB: DeAndre Yedlin - Seattle Sounders
    CB: Omar Gonzalez - LA Galaxy
    CB: Matt Besler - Sporting KC
    LB: Jair Benitez - FC Dallas
    RM: Graham Zusi - Sporting KC
    CM: Osvaldo Alonso - Seattle SOunders
    CM: Michael Bradley - Toronto FC
    LM: Justin Mapp - Montreal Impact
    ST: Robbie Keane - LA Galaxy
    ST: Clint Dempsey - Seattle Sounders

    Bench:
    GK: Tally Hall - Houston Dynamo
    D: Victor Bernardez - San Jose Earthquakes
    D: Chance Myers - Sporting KC
    M: Kyle Beckerman - Real Salt Lake
    M: Brad Davis - Houston Dynamo
    M: Frederico Higuain - Columbus Crew
    ST: Chris Wondolowski - San Jose Earthquakes

    Honorable mentions:
    CB: Chad Marshall - Seattle Sounders
    CB: Aurelien Collin - Sporting KC
    RB: Sean Franklin - DC United
    RB: Michael Parkhurst - Columbus Crew
    LB: Justin Morrow - Toronto FC
    LM: Diego Valeri - Portland Timbers
    RM: Darlington Nagbe - Portland Timbers
    CM: Juninho - LA Galaxy
    CM: Patrice Bernier - Montreal Impact
    ST: Alvaro Saborio - Real Salt Lake
    ST: Obafemi Martins - Seattle Sounders
    Utility: Brad Evans - Seattle Sounders
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:24 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote:
    Smurf wrote:Arsenal have waived their right of first choice to buy Cesc Fabregas back from Barca...

    Word now is that he is going to sign for Chelsea. Odd choice from Arsenal IMO. Cesc does nothing but add quality to the team.


    he adds another CM at 35 million.

    I still dont believe they have waived any rights (nor do i believe they had first right of refusal, SSN would not have such intimate details)

    But... I dont think they need him either. Arsenal's priority has to be a replacement for Sagna and a striker to support Giroud.


    Agreed on the needs.

    Arsenal have Ramsey, Wilshere, Ozil, Arteta and co in the middle. They have enough quality there to pass on Cesc.
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