22nd July 2020 at 6:06 pm #133168
More likelyhood of Spurs,Chelsea,Arse,and Wolves challenging Liberoool than Man United,unless you lads mean Newcastle of West Ham United?Lol22nd July 2020 at 6:10 pm #133171
Don’t agree at all Mav. Utd will finish above all of them next season.22nd July 2020 at 7:56 pm #133202
Mak-Not with Ole in charge we won`t.Ole to go,and a few players to be sold so we can buy,Pogba to start with,followed by DDG.22nd July 2020 at 11:05 pm #133295srd79Participant55 pts
Of course I’m hoping for United, but it’s way too soon.
Liverpool could do it again, but City have proved that FFP is a joke. They have a good manager who is happy to be employed by a state regime with limitless funds, so they’ll spend where they need to and hence they have a very good chance of winning back the title.
It’ll be another loss for football, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see City crowned champions once again.
23rd July 2020 at 12:39 am #133322
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City have exploited UEFA a bit for sure but FFP can’t just be ignored. They won’t get any technicalities this season, unless UEFA REALLY screw up. Obviously it needs to be corrected but I just cant see City ghosting in 300m to replaced their core. Maybe they will need a fraction of that due to the coming drop in prices.. if that happens then i guess we could have problems.23rd July 2020 at 5:23 am #133388Chelsea1967Participant102 pts
Dirty Leeds (to surprise) probably mid-table23rd July 2020 at 8:55 am #133441
Adlab, I think UEFA’s proposals to relax the FFP rules relates to lost revenues due to Coronavirus rather than giving Clubs a free hit to spend whatever they want in the transfer market.23rd July 2020 at 1:35 pm #133512
In 2017/18 Liverpool finished 25 points behind City in 2018/19 Liverpool finished 1 point behind City after the signings of Alisson, Van Dijk and Fabinho.
Whether City and the chasing pack can close the gap on Liverpool next season depends imo on who gets signed by whom personally I think it will be a closer run race next season with the title still a straight shoot out between Liverpool and City right now without knowing who City will sign I think Liverpool remain favourites but the right signings can change everything as Liverpool have very well demonstrated.
If Chelsea do sign Havertz and then invest where necessary on the defence which is seemingly the plan I don’t think Chelsea fans will have to be sweating on the last game of the season to confirm CL football.23rd July 2020 at 4:49 pm #133591AdlabParticipant305 pts
Not next season I gather but 21/22 is when there will be changes to FFP to incorporate debt as was the original thinking to avoid clubs being dangerously highly geared. Much depends on Real, Barca and Utd influence but I understand they will be given time to alter their gearing ratios (debt:equity). But thats today! Good source.23rd July 2020 at 7:26 pm #133649
I’ve gone with something a bit different here. I think there’s a chance City may be on their way down, after peaking the season before last. this call is investment dependent. if they spend well, they will improve. If they don’t, I think they will drop off. Also, this is dependent on Chelsea partially fixing their horrible defence.
I’ve put Leeds pretty high up and Arsenal behind them because of of those teams has a world class manager, the other has someone who i think will be one of, if not the first manager fired.
I’ve put Wolves ahead of Leicester and Im really unsure of this but Leicester have been extremely unconvincing for a long time now. The honeymoon is over now for Rodgers and Vardy is gonna be a year older. I think the Wolves project is better, maybe I’m wrong here.
Spurs are pretty high up and well, I think Jose will scrape out enough results to challenge for a CL place. Who knows they might even get one. Dependent on Jose not imploding.24th July 2020 at 10:14 am #133887
Altering slightly my predictions;
Wolves24th July 2020 at 11:09 am #133906
Still a bit early without knowing all the signings but here’s mine:
Might be interesting to revisit this thread and see what gets altered at the close of the transfer window.24th July 2020 at 1:26 pm #133934
That’s the thing Nine, it’s really important to know the final state of the clubs. I will almost certainly change my mind.24th July 2020 at 2:40 pm #133953
That’s it Mak. for instance if City make some good signings in key positions and Liverpool don’t then I think I would have a oroblem deciding between the two of them for first place.
Personally I think Fernandinho can go another season and they already have Rodri, Aguero probably has another couple of good seasons in him, Silva will be a big loss to City and the PL too imo if he ultimately goes which seems most likely but City have the increasingly developing Phil Foden to come in who looks a real player to me.
I don’t think City will spend stupid money this Summer because they remain wary of FFP I think they will look to bring in probably at least three players a Centre Back to play with Laporte, a replacement for Sane and they are already sitting on circa £55m from the Sane sale to do that and possibly a left back too.
It’s all very interesting and it’s a compliment to Liverpool that the chasing pack think they will have to make some significant signings to get closer to Liverpool and in City’s case surpass them. Cheers 9’s24th July 2020 at 5:08 pm #133996sean the sailorParticipant512 pts
Thought Rodri got better as the season went on. Very good player.
I really don’t know. I think city, utd and Chelsea will all be better next season
City really did miss Laporte. They will make a few signings but when do city say coach what you have? Stop wasting money on poor defenders. 466 m spent spent on defenders since pep cane and city need a left back and centre back
That’s just maddness24th July 2020 at 5:11 pm #134000Brian blueParticipant480 pts
Nine..I am not sure City need to make more than two signings. Rodri will do Fernandinho job, who will have one more season but not as first choice. Augerro will be in his last season or may go sooner
Silva is the biggest loss but I expect Bernadinho to step up, he is capable of doing same job
I doubt they will spend big unless someone really special becomes available. We already have Garcia who is improving game by game and a much better prospect than Stones. Although Barca want to sign him..that says something as well. We have the other young lad, out on loan in belgium or Blackburn cannot think of name, Senior moments getting more frequent now
In general, I think we still have a good squad but would like to loose a few24th July 2020 at 5:30 pm #134005
Nine, Liverpool will not sign anyone significant this summer. We don’t have any money. It’s lucky that we are the finished article. of course there is only very technically a finished article. In reality, you must keep trying to improve it.
I’d complain except that we’re bleeding income for months. The club must make money to spend it.24th July 2020 at 6:53 pm #134023
Brian, yeah I agree with that Brian 2 maybe 3 players max I think Pep will definitely go for a Centre Back despite the promise of Garcia and seemingly Pep wants a replacement for Sane but time will tell.
Personally I certainly don’t think City need a major overhaul and that’s not Pep’s style anyway. Time will tell on signings for us all.😀 Cheers 9’s24th July 2020 at 6:58 pm #134024
Mak, I think Liverpool can probably get away with no signings this season without too much impact on them. I still think we might see one or two signings though even if they’re just signings more with the future in mind. But we’ll see. Cheers 9’s
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