2019/20 Premier League & General Football Discussion

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Liquid, May 28, 2019.

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European Super League: Will it happen one day?

  1. Yes and I want it to happen

  2. Yes but I don't want it to happen

  3. Undecided

  4. No but I want it to happen

  5. No and I don't want it to happen

  6. I don't care about an ESL

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  1. Liquid

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    PREMIER LEAGUE

    Current Champions: Manchester City

    Competing In Europe
    Champions League:
    Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea Tottenham Hotspur
    Europa League: Arsenal, Manchester United, Wolverhampton Wanderers

    New Teams
    Came Up:
    Norwich City, Sheffield United, Aston Villa

    Arsenal
    Aston Villa
    Bouremouth
    Brighton & Hove Albion
    Burnley
    Chelsea
    Crystal Palace
    Everton
    Leicester City
    Liverpool
    Manchester City
    Manchester United
    Newcastle United
    Norwich City
    Sheffield United
    Southampton
    Tottenham Hotspur
    Watford
    West Ham United
    Wolverhampton Wanderers

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    CHAMPIONSHIP

    Current Champions: Norwich City

    New Teams
    Came Down:
    Cardiff City, Fulham, Huddersfield Town
    Came Up: Luton Town, Barnsley, Charlton Athletic

    Barnsley
    Blackburn Rovers
    Birmingham City
    Brentford
    Bristol City
    Cardiff City
    Charlton Athletic
    Derby County
    Fulham
    Huddersfield Town
    Hull City
    Leeds United
    Luton Town
    Middlesbrough
    Millwall
    Nottingham Forest
    Preston North End
    Queen's Park Rangers
    Reading
    Sheffield Wednesday
    Stoke City
    Swansea City
    West Bromwich Albion
    Wigan Athletic

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    LEAGUE ONE

    Current Champions: Luton Town

    New Teams
    Came Down:
    Rotherham United, Bolton Wanderers, Ipswich Town
    Came Up: Lincoln City, Milton Keynes Dons, Bury, Tranmere Rovers

    Accrington Stanley
    Blackpool
    Bolton Wanderers
    Bristol Rovers
    Burton Albion
    Bury
    Coventry City
    Doncaster Rovers
    Fleetwood Town
    Gillingham
    Ipswich Town
    Lincoln City
    Milton Keynes Dons
    Oxford United
    Peterborough United
    Portsmouth
    Rochdale
    Rotherham United
    Shrewsbury Town
    Southend United
    Sunderland
    Tranmere Rovers
    Wimbledon
    Wycombe Wanderers

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    LEAGUE TWO

    Current Champions: Lincoln City

    New Teams
    Came Down:
    Plymouth, Walsall, Scunthorpe United, Bradford City
    Came Up: Leyton Orient, Salford City

    Bradford City
    Cambridge United
    Carlisle United
    Cheltenham Town
    Colchester United
    Crawley Town
    Crewe Alexandra
    Exeter City
    Forest Green Rovers
    Grimsby Town
    Leyton Orient
    Macclesfield Town
    Mansfield Town
    Morcambe
    Newport County
    Northampton Town
    Oldham Athletic
    Plymouth
    Port Vale
    Salford City
    Scunthorpe United
    Stevenage
    Swindon Town
    Walsall
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    ENGLISH SUPER CUP

    Current Holders: Manchester City

    2019/20 WINNERS: Manchester City

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    FA CUP

    Current Holders: Manchester City

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    FOOTBALL LEAGUE CUP

    Current Holders: Manchester City

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    FOOTBALL LEAGUE TROPHY

    Current Holders: Portsmouth​

    MANAGER WATCH

    A list of all managerial departures because sackings are all too quick to happen these days

    Arsenal - Unai Emery
    Aston Villa - Dean Smith
    Bouremouth - Eddie Howe
    Brighton & Hove Albion - Graham Potter
    Burnley - Sean Dyche
    Chelsea - Frank Lampard
    Crystal Palace - Roy Hodgson
    Everton - Marco Silva
    Leicester City - Brendan Rodgers
    Liverpool - Jürgen Klopp
    Manchester City - Josep Guardiola
    Manchester United - Ole Gunnar Solskjær
    Newcastle United - Steve Bruce
    Norwich City - Daniel Farke
    Sheffield United - Chris Wilder
    Southampton - Ralf Hassenhüttl
    Tottenham Hotspur - Mauricio Pochettino
    Watford - Javi Garcia
    West Ham United - Manuel Pellegrini
    Wolverhampton Wanderers - Nuno Espirito Santo

    Barnsley - Daniel Stendel
    Birmingham City - VACANT
    Blackburn Rovers - Tony Mowbray
    Brentford - Thomas Frank
    Bristol City - Lee Johnson
    Cardiff City - Neil Warnock
    Charlton Athletic - Lee Bowyer
    Derby County - Phillip Cocu
    Fulham - Scott Parker
    Huddersfield Town - Jan Siewert
    Hull City - Grant McCann
    Leeds United - Marco Bielsa
    Luton Town - Graeme Jones
    Middlesbrough - Jonathan Woodgate
    Millwall - Neil Harris
    Nottingham Forest - Sabri Lamouchi
    Preston North End - Alex Neill
    Queen's Park Rangers - Mark Warburton
    Reading - Jose Gomes
    Sheffield Wednesday - VACANT
    Stoke City - Nathan Jones
    Swansea City - Steve Cooper
    West Bromwich Albion - Slaven Bilic
    Wigan Athletic - Paul Cook

    Accrington Stanley - John Coleman
    Blackpool - Simon Grayson
    Bolton Wanderers - Phil Parkinson
    Bristol Rovers - Graham Coughlan
    Burton Albion - Nigel Clough
    Bury - Paul Wilkinson
    Coventry City - Mark Robins
    Doncaster Rovers - Darren Moore
    Fleetwood Town - Joey Barton
    Gillingham - Steve Evans
    Ipswich Town - Paul Lambert
    Lincoln City - Danny Cowley
    Milton Keynes Dons - Paul Tisdale
    Oxford United - Karl Robinson
    Peterborough United - Darren Ferguson
    Portsmouth - Kenny Jackett
    Rochdale - Brian Barry-Murphy
    Rotherham United - Paul Warne
    Shrewsbury Town - Sam Ricketts
    Southend United - Kevin Bond
    Sunderland - Jack Ross
    Tranmere Rovers - Mickey Mellon
    Wimbledon - Wally Downes
    Wycombe Wanderers - Gareth Ainsworth

    Bradford City - Gary Bowyer
    Cambridge United - Colin Calderwood
    Carlisle United - Steven Pressley
    Cheltenham Town - Michael Duff
    Colchester United - John McGreal
    Crawley Town - Gabriele Cioffi
    Crewe Alexandra - David Artell
    Exeter City - Matt Taylor
    Forest Green Rovers - Mark Cooper
    Grimsby Town - Michael Jolley
    Leyton Orient - VACANT
    Macclesfield Town - Sol Campbell
    Mansfield Town - John Dempster
    Morcambe - Jim Bentley
    Newport County - Mike Flynn
    Northampton Town - Keith Curle
    Oldham Athletic - Laurent Banide
    Plymouth - Ryan Lowe
    Port Vale - John Askey
    Salford City - Graham Alexander
    Scunthorpe United - Paul Hurst
    Stevenage - Dino Maamria
    Swindon Town - Richie Wellens
    Walsall - Darrell Clarke

    15th August - Sol Campbell (Macclesfield Town, resigned) League Two
    16th August - Jan Siewert (Huddersfield Town, sacked) Championship
    21st August - Phil Parkinson (Bolton Wanderers, resigned) League One

    6th September - Kevin Bond (Southend United, resigned) League One
    8th September - Javi Garcia (Watford, sacked) Premier League
    9th September - Dino Maamria (Stevenage, sacked) League Two
    9th September - Danny Cowley (Lincoln City, leaves for Huddersfield Town) League One
    19th September - Laurent Banide (Oldham Athletic, sacked) League Two

    3rd October - Neil Harris (Millwall, resigned) Championship
    8th October - Daniel Stendel (Barnsley, sacked) Championship
    8th October - Jack Ross (Sunderland, sacked) League One

    Resigned - 4
    Sacked - 6
    Approaches - 1

    Total: 11
     
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  2. PzR Slim

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    Ok. So as a Newcastle fan I'm crossing everything I can that this proposed takeover happens. I just want rid of Ashley and if some bloke with lots of money wants to take his place and throw money at us then I'm ok with that. However, we've been here many times before so until I see somebody else in the flesh sat in the directors box at the first game next season I wont believe it.
     
  3. 88GTA

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    The O's are back in League Football after winning the Conference. Yes boys! :tup:
     
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    So how long until Newcastle become a feeder club for City and City start sending their cast offs on loan to Newcastle?

    Hopefully that doesn’t happen, but I’m sure it will be better for Newcastle fans either way.
     
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    Footage has emerged of Arsenal fans being stopped by Police in Baku because they were wearing 'Mkhitaryan 7' Arsenal shirt.

    Shameful!
     
  6. Liquid

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  7. 88GTA

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    Leonardo steps down from his Sporting Director role at Milan. Rino Gattuso is also exiting the Rossoneri and he leaves €11m on the table, reportedly so that his staff is paid in full.

    Gigio Donnarumma is all but sold after the team missed the Champions League by a point.
     
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    It's not as serious as it sounds.
     
  9. MUSC4EVER

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    Petr Cech starts for Arsenal in his last game before retirement, Kante also starts for Chelsea after a knee injury.
     
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    Arsenal today:
     
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    And with that, Arsenal are in this year's Europa League and England has seven clubs competing in Europe this year. Eight if you count TNS.

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    Fun poll added for this year's thread; UEFA will kill domestic leagues once and for all!
     
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    So with the Champions League done and dusted for another season that means the 2018-19 season over, however there is plenty of Football on over the Summer. Here's a guide.

    UEFA Nations League Finals (on this week)
    Euro 2020 Qualifiers (from Friday)
    Women's World Cup (starts Friday)
    African Cup Of Nations (21 June-19 July)
    Copa America (14 June-7 July)

    I have a Nations League thread, Famine has a Euro 2020 Qualifying thread, I would be up for starting a Women's World Cup thread if there is enough interest.
     
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    No idea how accurate this site is but it claims to have all teams wage budgets:
    https://www.capology.com/club/liverpool/salaries

    It only has the Top 5 leagues but I'm surprised that the premier league teams are not dominating the wage bill rankings, Tottenham are doing very well considering how low they are paying but Bayern, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus are far exceeding any Premier league club in how much they spend on wages so it can explain why they are able to keep such powerful teams.
    Man Utd despite their massive worth is not spending anywhere near their potential going by this.
     
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    It wears a canary yellow shirt, likes to roll on the floor pretending to be injured, and once again has somethings to actually cry about.

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    Tore a ligament in his ankle during a friendly against Qatar.

    I hope he keeps this up.
     
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    Eden Hazard to Real Madrid from Chelsea looks to be done, for around 100 million Euros, which is a steal!

    A lot or reports about Swansea's Daniel James having a medical at Man United today but nothing from the club nor the player yet, transfer set to be worth £18 million, 15 mill of which will be up front with 3 mill addons.
     
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    The FA has decided to charge Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri with use of aggravated and abusive language (referring to race) in a pre-season friendly.

    This is weird for three reasons. Firstly, the friendly was in July 2018. Secondly, the FA already banned him for three games over the incident in August 2018. Lastly, Derbyshire Police charged Forestieri with racially aggravated harassment, and he was found not guilty in court in March.
     
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    From what I read on the BBC website @Famine he was banned for the melee that followed this alleged racist abuse and likely since the alleged comments then became a Police matter they couldn't include that in the charge at the time and can only do so now (actually months later because that's what the FA does) because he was found not guilty in court.

    The FA also don't require the same amount of evidence to find someone guilty as the courts do and he likely will be found guilty having been charged, just as John Terry was months after he was cleared in court of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand and he will probably be banned for four matches as Terry was too, unless they really don't like the guy (with his record that is very possible), then he might even get a bigger ban.
     
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    Man United have just put out a statement regarding Daniel James, they say they have agreed a fee with Swansea and that James passed a medical yesterday. likely that the signing will be formally announced next week after Wales' qualifiers v Croatia and Hungary of which James is playing a part in.

    I'm quite happy with this, although of course I do feel a bit conflicted, James was fantastic in his breakout season for Swansea last season, he is a young hungry and talented player who should fit right in at United and its exactly the sort of player United should be signing, not older players past their best.

    The money will of course come in handy for Swansea but that will depend on if the stingy American owners let them spend the £15 million.
     
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    Leyton Orient manager Justin Edinburgh has sadly passed away today at the age of 49, he suffered a cardiac arrest on Monday, he took Orient back into the Football League only a month ago.

    As a player he made 215 appearances for Tottenham between 1991 and 1999 winning the League Cup and FA Cup, he also played for Southend and Portsmouth, as a manager he led Newport to back-to-back promotions from 2011 before taking over at Leyton Orient in 2017. he attended the Champions League final last week but was hospitalized just two days later.

    Very sad news. :tdown:
     
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    Welcome to La Liga, Eden. Big asses are always welcome.
     
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    Very sad news indeed - tragic for his family and a great loss for the game of football. R.I.P.
     
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    Man United reportedly make a second improved bid for Aaron Wan-Bissaka of Crystal Palace, Palace looking towards Max Aarons of Norwich as his replacement.
     
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    The USA Womens team have just won their first match in the World Cup by beating Thailand 13-0
     
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    That's a record in the FIFA World Cup, Men's or Women's.
     
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    That's terrible news. He did a great job with the O's last season. RIP.

    Over in Serie A, Sarri is expected to be announced as the new manager of Juventus today. Reports have also come out that AC Milan are at a loss of €413m through the last 5 years and need an influx of at least €30m by June 30th to avoid further FFP penalties. Donnarumma is high on PSG's list after Leonardo joined the club as a director. He could go for around €60m while Suso is rumored to be on Atletico Madrid's radar for around €30m.
     
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    Daniel James to Man United is a done deal on a five contract with an option of a sixth. :tup:

    Premier League fixtures are out tomorrow.
     
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    Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic and Ferland Mendy to Real Madrid. With James Rodriguez and Mateo Kovacic back from loan.

    And Zidane still wants to improve the team even more, with the likes of Paul Pogba (and less likely Kylian Mbappe).


    And the summer window has just started! :cheers:
     
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    Some massive signings at Real for huge money, and its only June, they are not messing around!
     
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    James Rodriguez will be sold though, rumored to be going to the Premier League or back to Ancelotti at Napoli.