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1 Posted 25/08/2018 at 12:54:39
2 Posted 25/08/2018 at 12:58:20
3 Posted 25/08/2018 at 13:04:54
A ball bag specialist would be of more help 😁
4 Posted 25/08/2018 at 13:05:36
Then an absolutely brilliant save at the other end. But City are exerting more control now.
5 Posted 25/08/2018 at 13:12:04
6 Posted 25/08/2018 at 13:13:57
7 Posted 25/08/2018 at 13:16:16
8 Posted 25/08/2018 at 13:19:17
I want that Liverpool open top bus sent back again!
9 Posted 25/08/2018 at 13:26:49
Given the fanfare Wolves received before the season started and their summer transfers, I thought in their opening game of the season against us, at home, in front of a pumped-up crowd, they were quite timid and tepid. All the more so that for the majority of the game we were reduced to 10 men.
I'm not sure if that was down to first game nerves and a touch of over-cautiousness on their part, or a reflection of just how well Everton played, even with a man down.
10 Posted 25/08/2018 at 13:30:40
Wolves have got good individual players, but are playing like a team. Early days, it's a long season, but hopefully more teams are going to have a proper good go at the big teams this season?
11 Posted 25/08/2018 at 13:33:48
Wolves first half totally different from against us.
A bit like City playing City !!
Excellent to watch first half and suspect against us first game they were a bit timid but now third game in. Leicester were dead lucky last week and so far today the game could go either way. I suspect Pep will bollock them at half time but to be honest City have played well just that Wolves have matched them all over the park.
12 Posted 25/08/2018 at 13:40:27
Based on your appraisal then it would appear, contrary to popular belief (playing newly promoted teams early on is always difficult), it worked in our favour playing Wolves first up before they discovered 'we can compete in this league'.
13 Posted 25/08/2018 at 13:41:14
Centre half on edge of the box, picked up touch tight by?
14 Posted 25/08/2018 at 13:44:15
15 Posted 25/08/2018 at 13:45:33
16 Posted 25/08/2018 at 13:46:12
Possession stats are 30-70 to City.
17 Posted 25/08/2018 at 13:49:04
18 Posted 25/08/2018 at 13:49:33
19 Posted 25/08/2018 at 13:56:10
20 Posted 25/08/2018 at 13:56:41
21 Posted 25/08/2018 at 13:59:11
Come on City.
22 Posted 25/08/2018 at 14:11:10
I started laughing at him, and told him thats why I hate City now, smug bastards. Everton have won fuck all for years mate, but you cant get an away ticket for love nor money, and its never been any different either.
Hate city, but I was fuckin delighted when they won at Goodison, just after Gerard had slipped on his arse!
23 Posted 25/08/2018 at 14:23:39
24 Posted 25/08/2018 at 14:28:26
Only team that can stop the other crowd winning the league in my opinion though.
They have my support in every game they play apart from two
25 Posted 26/08/2018 at 17:41:45
But a fine forearm smash to take out Giroud in the build-up. A red card if we had VAR?
But the way Joselu nipped ahead of the defender and fired that perfect header... loved it!
26 Posted 27/08/2018 at 21:14:42
We need to aspire to reach the level Spurs are at.
When they sold Gareth Bale in 2013 they have improved with each passing season and have now overtaken neighbours Arsenal as North Londons upwardly mobile club with Champions League appearances on a yearly basis.
We cant keep saying “this time next year” at Everton.
It needs to start happening this season with a 7th place finish and a real assault at a domestic trophy 🏆
Next season needs a real attempt at knocking Arsenal off their 6th place and then in 2020/21 we need to be looking at seriously breaking that top four up and start seeing something for the money we have spent.
27 Posted 27/08/2018 at 21:43:14
28 Posted 27/08/2018 at 21:43:52
29 Posted 27/08/2018 at 21:51:11
And then we beat them to Mina.
I'm laughing my ass off at Mou's train wreck.
30 Posted 27/08/2018 at 21:51:29
31 Posted 27/08/2018 at 21:53:43
32 Posted 27/08/2018 at 21:57:18
33 Posted 27/08/2018 at 21:58:41
Is he walking after that little disaster?
34 Posted 27/08/2018 at 22:00:25
Got on Spurs at 19/10. Skinny odds if your only having an Ayrton, but in my view, certainties after the way Man U played at Brighton.
Here's a real outside shout; Man U to finish bottom half
35 Posted 27/08/2018 at 22:05:55
36 Posted 27/08/2018 at 22:06:41
37 Posted 27/08/2018 at 22:08:44
38 Posted 27/08/2018 at 22:11:44
39 Posted 27/08/2018 at 22:13:51
40 Posted 27/08/2018 at 22:16:16
And I'm watching his postgame interview. He looks almost serene.
41 Posted 27/08/2018 at 22:20:52
I say that because, week-in & week-out, ther see goals scored from corner kicks whereby nobody is assigned to the goalpost areas.
Today was a typical example of a header by Kane which may have been cleared by someone on the line. The first goal was crucial in this game and Mourinho only has himself to blame.
Granted, Lukaku should have opened the scoring and apart from that why didn't he have at least Rashford or Sanchez playing alongside.
Yes, Jose, your days are numbered.
42 Posted 27/08/2018 at 22:25:05
We need to be targeting United as the team to catch and overtake for the top six.
43 Posted 27/08/2018 at 22:35:26
Funny really, you would think meeting up with guys you only know from a website would be kinda weird.
This season I will also actively seek out George in the DH for obvious reasons and would love to have a bevy with Tony A – both Cardinal Godfrey boys. Andy Crooks is on my list of would-like-to meet too.
Then its Mike Gaynes, but he'll keep, at least until after the Ryder cup. Got plenty of battles ahead before I cozy up with him
44 Posted 28/08/2018 at 19:43:32
There is not one person on this site that I would not like to have a beer with. So, Mike Gaynes, let us know your dates and let us have a convention of the curmodgeons. I will be there.
45 Posted 28/08/2018 at 19:53:06
46 Posted 28/08/2018 at 19:59:43
47 Posted 28/08/2018 at 20:15:28
48 Posted 28/08/2018 at 20:23:49
Well, when Pochettino took over at Southampton, all of the numbskulls on Soccer Saturday said "Who is he?" I bet they're not asking who he is now. But the best might be Bielsa who, for some crazy reason, came to take over the basket case that has been Leeds Utd.
Pochettino calls him God and Guardiola says he is the best coach in the World. Early days, I know, but he is already having a major impact. Should he bring Leeds back to the Premier League, that will certainly make the "Why appoint foreigners?" brigade take notice.
The Premier League is now dominated by foreign coaches and, apart from Alex Ferguson, they have dominated the silverware in the last 15/20 years. Now I agree – not all foreign coaches are good and certainly Spurs with Santini and Gross will testify to that, but by-and-large they are a lot better than their British counterparts.
49 Posted 28/08/2018 at 21:37:59
Well if ginger minge got the gig...
50 Posted 30/08/2018 at 23:17:36
Anyway, the way it works is you start with last seasons table. Then you take out 18th and replace them with the Championship champions (Wolves), 19th with the runners up (Cardiff) and 20th with the play-off winners (Fulham).
Then each game week you look at the corresponding fixtures and remove them from the table so everyone goes down to 37 games and then add in the results as they come in. This then gives you a good indication as to where everyone might realistically finish come the end of the season as you can see just how much Burnley are dropping off and Watford are zooming up the table.
It's too hard to post the full table here, but I'll do a short form:
01 Man City ===== 100 (same)
02 Spurs ======== 82 5 points better
03 Man Utd ====== 78 3 points worse
04 Liverpool ===== 75 same
05 Chelsea ====== 75 5 points better
06 Arsenal ====== 62 1 point worse
07 Everton ====== 52 3 points better (+2 Saints and +1 Bournemouth)
08 Leicester ===== 49 2 points better
09 Watford ====== 48 7 points better
10 Burnley ======= 46 8 points worse!
11 C Palace ====== 45 1 point better
12 Bournemouth == 44 same
13 West Ham ===== 41 1 point worse
14 Newcastle ===== 39 5 points worse
15 Brighton ====== 39 1 point worse
16 Southampton == 36 same
17 Huddersfield === 36 1 point worse
18 Cardiff ======== 34 1 point better than Stoke
19 Wolves ======== 33 same points as Swansea
20 Fulham ======== 32 1 point better than WBA
So we have overtaken the free falling Burnley (I tipped them for relegation in Pre-Season), and our nearest rival is Leicester, unless Watford can maintain their fine form. Meanwhile, we have gained 4 points on Arsenal and have the projected gap now down to 10 points (from 14).
For the next round of fixtures, here is a selection of last season's results:
Leicester 2 Liverpool 3
Everton 2 Huddersfield 0
Stoke (Cardiff) 1 Arsenal 0
Burnley 0 Man Utd 1
So we need to win just to stay as we are, Arsenal should overturn that shock defeat and pull away to 13 points ahead, and Burnley can bounce back a lot if they beat an under pressure Man Utd side.
51 Posted 30/08/2018 at 23:33:40
Huddersfield (H) - won 2-0 last season
West Ham (H) - won 4-0 last season
Arsenal (A) - lost 5-1 last season
Fulham (H) - drew 1-1 with WBA last season
Leicester (A) - lost 2-0 last season
So we have two home games we won last season comfortably that we need to win again. West Ham ain't as easy as it was last season, despite their dodgy start. There's a bad result against West Brom to rectify by beating Fulham (who have started well and won't be easy). We also have two tough away fixtures.
52 Posted 31/08/2018 at 16:29:27
It's gone down a treat.
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