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  • #193364
    Anonymous

    It says a lot that not a single person here believes that im serious, even though we will not win the PL.

    I never want him to leave but I do wish FSG would get a few players in to help him out.

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    #193393
    Chucky McChuckface
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    I see the Goonies are doing their best to get Sunday’s game “postponed”… pussies!

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    #193398
    Nike19
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    NLD could be called off:

    https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/arsenal-injury-news-north-london-derby-tottenham-b976730.html

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    #193399
    Nike19
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    Leicester game off re Burnley. Trying to pick my Fantasy Team being a Double Gameweek, but with the unsettlement of injuries affecting clubs out there no real affirmation.

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    #193400
    nine nine nine
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    Christensen out of the Man City game with Covid.

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    #193401
    Nike19
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    Christensen is one of my favourites Nine. Such an astute centre-half. This is a blow. Chelsea have to project the defence with Jorginho playing mid.

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    #193402
    nine nine nine
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    Yep Nil when you play City which is such a tough game especially away you need to play them with your best players so it’s unfortunate to lose Christiansen to Covid together with the other long term injuries to James and Chilwell and Mendy at AFCON and makes the task to get anything from the game even more difficult.

    I wonder if the loss of Christiansen may lead Tuchel to playing a back 4 v City as per v Spurs with Sarr playing left back again?

    We just have to select the strongest team we can and hope we can get something from the game tough ask.

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    #193404
    Editor
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    Pretty good read on City. You need to register but it’s free.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/man-city-chelsea-premier-league-b1992551.html

    There is now a danger that, by a weekend in mid-January, City will just be too far in front. If so, it will be the third time in five seasons that Guardiola has won the title with devastating mid-season runs no one can keep up with.

    That has fostered fears for the future of English football, but that perspective should perhaps be spun around.

    If you were to try and imagine what a state project with unlimited funds would produce, where they could afford the absolute best of everything, it would be this.

    It would be so many records broken. It would be unprecedented feats like domestic trebles. It would be a series of seasons where the team gets over 95 points, in a way no one has been able to touch before.

    Ferguson admitted that Jose Mourinho’s 95 points with Chelsea in 2004-05 forced him to change how he viewed title races, but City’s points records show this is a step up even from that.

    The future is already here. It is owned by Abu Dhabi.

    That is the glory of Abu Dhabi, who have essentially used a football club, and changed it so it is unrecognisable to its previous form or anything ever seen in the game. This is what lends an extra dimension to the debate. They are changing football, but for political aims rather than sporting.

    I genuinely can’t help but think we’re quickly approaching a time where all the excitement of the Premier League will soon be gone. Klopp’s genius has kept the title races exciting in recent years. He’s so much more important to Liverpool than Pep is to City. When Klopp goes, I fear we’re going to see a league more dominated by a single team than even the Bundesliga or the Ligue Un.

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    #193405
    sean the sailor
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    Ye agree with that Ed. Not sure how anyone is going to be able to compete with city

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    #193406
    Chucky McChuckface
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    But it’s all good, Sweddy, the fans deserve it because they had to play an away game against Gillingham in 1976 or something… πŸ™‚

    Joking aside, we can either wait for when Pepe quits, as I would be very surprised if another manager could quite replicate that success, money or not, or the really bad news is we’ll have to wait for the Bone Saw Boyz to catch up and give them a challenge…

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    #193407
    Young_blue
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    It turns out that some teams are bending the Covid-19 cases to cover for their needs. This confirms what we have always suspected that some teams are favoured by theFA than others. While at the same time some are forced to play desite them having covid cases. Very distrubing!

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    #193408
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    Chucky, the thing is, they might not get it right with the next manager after Pep. But just like when they didn’t get it right with their defence, it doesn’t matter. With the money they have, they will eventually get it right. It’s that inevitability that, small blips aside, will remove any unpredictability from the league/game.

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    #193409
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    As the article says, I don’t even think we can (oh the irony) hope for Newcastle to do the same to even offer some kind of competition in order to retain a degree of excitement, as they will likely be more hamstrung by various financial restrictions unless they also find ways around them.

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    #193410
    Adlab
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    Have a think back to the Louis Edward period. Corrupt?
    It was OK when Utd dominated via SAF continually making record signings

    Chelsea brought from very ordinary to top team and CL winners. How? Abramovic.

    It’s not just City. It’s just our turn. It won’t last forever.

    Having said all that and with all the negative press, City are now a very well run club, as distinct from…..

    It’s a pity both teams will be unable to put out their best teams tomorrow. Apparently we have more covid cases. It’s rampant in Manchester.
    Whilst I haven’t really kept up with it, does anybody know how many cases Utd have had. It doesn’t seem many. What’s the secret.

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    #193411
    Adlab
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    “Manchester City’s title rivals keep on coming up with excuses for the fact that the Blues are 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League.

    A month ago, it was the fact that City have an enormous squad of quality players, a myth that was exposed by the radical notion of actually counting them, and discovering that they actually have the third-smallest squad in the league.

    Now, it seems, City have raced ahead of the pack because they got lucky with Covid cases and/or injuries, a claim espoused by Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk last week and picked up by Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel today (Friday).

    It is a curious notion, unless Van Dijk was including the mass of β€œfalse positives” that Jurgen Klopp recently claimed his team had suffered, against remarkable odds.

    A little more delving into the truth of the matter reveals that the actuality is very different to the picture painted by two rivals, which come complete with dark insinuations.

    Pep Guardiola launched a rebuttal of the claims, but without going into detail β€” other than falsely claiming that City had just 11 first-team players for the win at Aston Villa on December 1.”

    A different view!

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    #193412
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    Adlab, for all Ferguson’s record signings, check this out for our spending between 92-09

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    Utd’s spending, whether gross or net, wasn’t too dissimilar to Spurs, Liverpool, City and dwarfed by Chelsea. Utd spent a fair bit in those first 5 years under Ferguson but still less than Liverpool and Spurs in that 5 year period. The 5 years before Ferguson got there was very little too.

    We’ve blown a ton since Ferguson left trying to keep up. No getting away from that but we’re unable to sustain it, that’s for sure.

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    #193413
    Editor
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    The above table really shows how impressive Arsene Wenger was in building that side that he did despite spending much less than a lot of sides.

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    #193414
    Adlab
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    But, and it is a big one, transfer fees have gone through the roof, so in unadjusted for inflation figures do not really bear comparison but still interesting. Agree about Wenger,

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    #193415
    Chucky McChuckface
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    Adders, I have the same amount of cyber love for you as I do all my cyber chums on here, but it’s just simply wrong to compare your team’s spending to everybody else or to even justify it in any fashion. You’re totally right when you suggest there’s always a team with a bigger checkbook than the others, and those teams generally finish towards the top, if not the top, of the table every year, but are you really going to compare your Jack Walkers, your Moore’s family, even those Dein’s down the road… chalk and cheese, cyber chum!

    But let’s look at the two major culprits now… your lot and that lot in West London. One team is owned by a multi-billionaire Russian businessman with a very questionable past, and another, owned by a country that has very, very questionable human rights and environmental records towards its own citizens and country. One owner simply may or may not love his club, but simply had money to burn and thought it would be a bit of a larff, the other is a very dodgy regime who have bought their club in the hope of some sort of “international recognition” / “willy-waving competition” with other very dodgy regimes from their region.

    Neither really care about the game, maybe their investment clubs, but not the game. The billions they have spent, the ridiculous increases in transfer fees, the ludicrous wages… yes, transfer fees/wages were always going to go up, but those two clubs have done more than YooUtd/LiVARberoOol/Goonie ever did to skew the commercial aspects of the game… 70 million for a goalie to sit on the bench week in/ week out… 60 million on a German striker who couldn’t hit a barn door? don’t worry about it, let’s spend 100 million on a Belgium one… 50 million CB made a mistake? No worries, let’s spend 60 million on another one… want to be able to rotate your 2 x 50 million fullbacks more often? Here’s another 100 million, go and by a couple more… only come 3rd, right, fire you for 40 million and keep putting 0’s on checks for a new manager…

    Got no love for YooUtd (or the other 2 I mentioned!), but they never took it to the levels to Money City and Chelski have…

    Sure, you can accuse me of being jealous, and part of me probably is if I’m honest, but those two clubs are playing football in cheat mode when compared to everybody else, but I also know I got bored playing games in cheat mode… what’s the point? Those two clubs have done more than every other club in England put together to ruin the game as a spectator sport. Sure, they’ll have bad years, but is it a good thing to have the national sport in a state when all the other clubs are simply bidding their time and hoping they can beat the best the rest when those bad years occasionally show up? Is that really good for the game?

    And know we have those scum owners at the Bone Saw Boyz to “contend” with…

    #manloveforyou

    #butnotforyourclub πŸ™‚

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    #193416
    Nike19
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    Nine, I’m banking on a Chelsea win mate.

    It’ll make the league more interesting at the very least πŸ™‚

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