Barclays Premier league 07/08 thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Dave A, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. Dave A

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    Well there isn't one yet, so here it is.

    The Premiership has had a few unexpected starts. I'm not letting two draws overly dissapoint me with regards to Manchester Uniteds start, we didn't hit enough goals on target on Sunday but today we slaughtered Portsmouth, they just blocked well and David James kept his tradition of playing well against us. The situation has led to me hoping for a draw between Chelsea and Liverpool on Sunday, but whatever the scoreline I'm sure that will be a fantastic game. Ronaldo will miss our next two games thanks to letting himself get wound up, by letter of the law he should have been sent off, but by letter of the law so should the other player who got away with a yellow. They both touched heads, it wasn't just Ronaldo.

    We just need to gel together a bit more, Nani looked good, was playing with the team alot more today than over the weekend. Also we haven't introduced Anderson or Hargreaves to the Premiership yet, both I'm sure will do well (Hargreaves more so imo). I think a good win over city will see us bounce right back. Two draws doesn't rule you out the title race, you draw more than two games in a season, it just puts pressure on us not drawing as much mid and late season. Rooney's injury is a big blow though, I'm not sure how fit Solskjaer and Saha are, both have been training but it would be nice to get one fit enough to play infront of Tevez who looked promising today.
     
  2. Only_in_f1

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    2 draws better than 2 loss's.
    I can see Teves getting a hatful of goals now Rooney's out.
    Im not a Man. U. fan myself but i rate Nani highly and i think when you win one more will follow.

    So, whos gunna win the Prem?
     
  3. Jimmy Enslashay

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    Chelsea. I hope. They're looking pretty good, though we've let in three goals so far. I suppose the the first Birmingham goal was a bit unlucky, and Cech's mistake was, too. Attacking-wise, especially in the Birmingham game, we're looking pretty good and playing much more attractively.

    I'm very surprised by Wright-Phillips so far. I counted him out completely in the last two seasons, and I really wasn't afraid to say that I hugely disliked him being at Chelsea. He's made a pretty impressive start, though, and I must say I've made a big turnaround and become a bit of a fan of the boy..

    I'm also happy Sunderland have made a decent start. I'd really like to see them do well.

    I also find it a bit amusing that Tottenham can't seem to find the back of the net, even though they have Robbie Keane, Dimitar Berbatov, Jermaine Defoe and Darren Bent in their strikeforce.

    All-in-all, if Chelsea don't take the title this year, I have a feeling Liverpool will be right there to snatch it.
     
  4. Only_in_f1

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    Ive got a bet with a few mates on Liverpool to win it.
    Everton have had a good start i think they could 'break into the top 4/5'.
    I think spurs have just spent too much, Bent (16m!?), good player, but with 3 top strikers already was he needed. Also they are getting Curtis Davis for 10m within days i think, but why? King, Dawson & Gardner already at the back. Chimbonda and Bale as wingbacks is another defender needed?
     
  5. Jimmy Enslashay

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    King and Dawson are out at the moment, aren't they? Bale, too? They're already looking very shaky at the back, as well.

    But I agree they spent silly. I think they had enough problems with rotating Keane, Berbatov and Defoe. Throwing Bent into the mix wasn't the smartest idea. I think it was a case of "oh my god, Bent is for sale" *throws money at Bent* "TAKE IT"..

    .."Okay, now what do we do?". Maybe not in that regard, but I would like to know the logic behind it.
     
  6. Only_in_f1

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    I didn't know Bale was out,but its going to cause problems when/if they are all fit at once for long periods of time.
    Bent wasn't really for sale. OK he didnt want to stay at a club in lower divison but he could have stayed.
    Torres a bit pricy as well, but im a big fan of his, he will score goals. Liverpool needed Bent more than Tottenham did.
     
  7. Joey D

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    I'm going to fully support Man U on this...I just wish there was a way I could follow it here in America. I guess we don't believe football is a real sport.
     
  8. Touring Mars

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    By the way, it's not called the Premiership anymore... it's the Barclays Premier League now, apparently...
     
  9. Dave A

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    Your point.




    wanders off like the thread had this title already.

    We still arn't going to have a proper front man ready for the Derby game against City. Despite our start, I'm confident that we'll win it though. If we win, that will put us either 1 point behind Chelsea or Liverpool, or 2 points behind them both depending on the result of their game. It'll be a good day for Football on Sunday, and I mean as entertainment rather than results though I'm expecting Man U to get a good run of games to put them back with the top teams by the time the season has got on the way.
     
  10. Alex.

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    You just lost the Manchester derby (just incase you didnt know :sly:)
    It's going to be tough now.

    However Liverpool 1-1 Rob Styles.

    Nowhere near a penalty, I'm surprised he didn't volunteer to take it himself!

    I'm infuriated by styles, he should be dropped from the premiership
     
  11. daan

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    Dave? Dave? Where are you, Dave?





















    Aaah, there you are. 7 points down.

    :dopey:
     
  12. ExigeEvan

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    Oh noes, Man Utd have already lost the league and are going to finish mid table.

    I will eat a whole banana if Man Utd finish this season lower than 5th, peel and all.
     
  13. Jimmy Enslashay

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    I feel sorry for Liverpool. If I was a Liverpool fan I'd be furious. We didn't deserve anything from that game, to be honest, but football's a funny game..

    Micah Richards and Richard Dunne, especially the former, are, in my opinion, the best players of the week, too.
     
  14. Smallhorses

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    Thanks Jimmy Enslashay, it's always a refreshing change to see an opposition fan who can admit they were second best. I know it's hard. I've (as a Liverpool fan) had to stand up and be counted like that many times in the past seasons and blinkered as one becomes by one's team colours, there's still a boundary between right and wrong. :tup:
    Credit to Lampard for stepping up to take another penalty after the Community Shield debacle, and making it a good one. :indiff:
    However, as I've said in the Donkey thread, there's a bad smell in the Premier League at the moment, and it's Florent Mal-Odour. :lol: His overall performance today won't be remembered for any great passes or moments of skill, but for repeatedly simulating rapid below-knee amputation when approached by any player in a red shirt! :irked:

    Can't say how pleased I am to see Joey D supporting Man U. :lol:
    3 games in and they're worse than they've ever been in the last 15 years! :tup:
    Please can I teach you some Man U chants?
    "Glory Glory Man Utd!"
    "He's big, he's gay, he looks like Peter Kay, John O'Shea! John O'Shea!"

    Keep fervently supporting those Red Devils Joey D, I just love what you're doing for them!!!
    (Must admit itgirlxx doesn't agree with me on this though!!! :p)
     
  15. Joey D

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    Well I guess they aren't used to having a supporter...errr rather some knowing who Man U is from some little town in southern Michigan :lol:.
     
  16. Dave A

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    It isn't that bad, we're only 5 points behind Chelsea and Liverpool, whom I must say we're robbed by Chelsea on Sunday. That penalty decision was one of the worts I can recall from, well, ever. I'm happy it was a draw for Man U's sake, but Liverpool deserved all 3 in that game, by a long shot.

    I think all of the big clubs will struggle to win as many games as they did last year. So many mid table teams have stepped up their game this year. Sunday was frustrating, we did everything but shoot on Taget. Tevez was absolute pants, he's rubbish when he's not playing off a front man.

    Oh well, here goes for the home match agasint Tottenham.


    Actually, the last time we started a season this badly we ended up winning it :dopey:.


    The leagues just not the same now though is it :guilty:.
     
  17. Smallhorses

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    [​IMG]
    "My, what big eyes you have..." ​

    I'm really starting to like the current crop of sports reporters on the BBC website, and this is lifted straight from there! Including the photo caption! :lol:

    One of them described the Fulham vs. 'Boro game the other day as "...This football-themed episode of Casualty....." :lol:

    What do you lot think of the BBC's reporters?
     
  18. Race Idiot

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    That was the most clear cut penalty ever, i'm suprised Malouda was even able to play on after that vicious tackle.
     
  19. Only_in_f1

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    I like the BBC writers. On that page a bit further down theres a picture of Shane Warne with the caption, 'Hmmm, gym or Macdonalds?'. :lol:
    I'd give them 9/10. I don't know if you have heard of the football mag. FourFourTwo?
    They have very funny articles, and sections just like the BBC.
     
  20. HSV92

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    i hope you are being sarcastic . . .
     
  21. ExigeEvan

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    He is I assure you.

    It was just a response to all my non-Man U supporting mates taking a stab at them.
     
  22. Race Idiot

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    He got tackled so hard that he span around in the air!

    Also man city are gonna win the prem this season I can just feel it in my gut.
     
  23. Alex.

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    liverpool 2-0 sunderland

    Momo Sissoko scores his first and probably last goal for liverpool, with voronin scoring late on
     
  24. Smallhorses

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    Liverpool have won the Premier League already. :D
    Simple as that according to BBC Website:-

    With each of Sissoko's goals worth 63,000 of everyone elses, there's no way anyone is going to catch Liverpool on goal difference alone! :p :lol:
     
  25. Dave A

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    I don't see where it says Liverpool have won the league already in that article? Personally, I don't think they will, I think Chelsea will. I think it will be Liverpool or Man U in second and Arsenal in 4th. Liverpool have never been consistent in the Premier league, they've bought well, but 4 games in is no indication that they're suddenly more consistent. If they have the consistency, then maybe they will challenge for the title, but it's still far too early to tell.
     
  26. Only_in_f1

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    I think Arsenal will miss out on 4th spot. Man. C. have spent 'well'. Look strong and at anytime can bring in a player to score/defend/make goals, all of them or just 1.
    Arsenal have to go on with what they have, as strong as it is, will it be enough? I can see Liverpool winning it. They have pace, passion and skill.

    Thats my opinion anyway.
     
  27. Smallhorses

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    I was being facetious! :dunce:
    According to the quote I posted, Liverpool went from 7,000 goals to 70,001 with just one goal. :tup:
    Now that we have a goal difference of +63,003, I think we'll be difficult to catch! :p
    Would you like me to use "facetiousness" tags next time? ;)
     
  28. Alex.

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    we can win it. But there's a long long long way to go yet.
     
  29. Aremburgkerve

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    :)Well, having read through this thread so far, i'm glad to say that i am one of the minority that has the tenacity to support a "small team", the team in question being Fulham. And when i say support, i mean support - i have a home season ticket, i have been to numerous away games and i own a lot of replica shirts! :sly:
    I have to say, this season has started in a very interesting fashion. We currently sit 18th (1 ahead of man utd, i hasten to add!:)), but if all of our games had finished after 83 minutes, we would be looking good in 4th position!! Something for Mr. Sanchez to work on, i think! We have also been extremely unlucky, leading against Arsenal for 82 minutes, only to lose 2-1, our keeper making stupid (and i mean stupid:ouch:) mistakes against Middlesborough, having our captain Brian McBride(who some of you may know well!) and new signing Hameur Bouazza both sidelined for months in the same game, not having a goal allowed when the ball clearly crossed the line in the same game and not having a penalty awarded today for a handball against Aston Villa, which if it was awarded and converted, would have put us 2-0 ahead. Yes, an unlucky but very intruiging start to our new season!
     
  30. Only_in_f1

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    Saying that, Villa should have had 2 goals given that wernt. Barry was on side and when Baird was sent off Moores should have counted, but it was a deffo. a penalty for Fulham.

    I have to admit you've been unlucky.