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Thread: 2011-2012 English Football Season and STEWART DOWNING WHAT ON EARTH Thread

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    Default 2011-2012 English Football Season and STEWART DOWNING WHAT ON EARTH Thread





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    Default 2011-2012 Football Season Thread

    With transfers already happening and the fixture list out next week, may as well start up a thread for the coming season as suggested.

    So what do you hope for in the transfer market this summer? What do you think will happen next season? Man Utd to win the title again, or Chelsea/Man City to challenge? Will Arsenal recover from contriving to finish 4th in a two horse race, and can Liverpool continue their progress under Daglish? And what of the promoted sides etc. Also, will Barcelona continue to bulldoze all before them.

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    I fixed the thread. You're welcome.

    I think we could see WBA make a push for the title, now that they finally have a manager who is capable of it.

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    Man these numbers are all over the place. In one spot I read, 13 mill plus N'Gog, in another I read 20 mill plus N'Gog, and in still another I read 18 mill and NO N'Gog. My head hurts.

    One thing is certain, it's a nice feeling that Liverpool can buy players without having to sell first, as has been the case for the last few years.

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    these must be titled "The not fun to watch football" thread from now on

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    The Phil Jones transfer fee seems to be going down with every report. Earlier I heard 17 million, then sky said 15 & now BBC say it's 12.

    No wonder everyone buys foreign, English are just not affordable...crazy money.

    Also, smurf off Bertram.

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    Newcastle have Ben Arfa coming back so that will be like a new signing. I doubt we will have any major signings just some bargain basement fillers. Though I said that last year and Cheik Tiote became our player of the season imo. A decent striker and centre back is all I ask for.

    Alan Smith and Nile Ranger can bugger off.

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    Transfer record absolutely SMASHED with Danny Graham for 3.5M.

    No seriously I wasn't expecting that bearing in mind how we're probably the poorest team to ever grace the Premier League. Can't blame us, we were penniless and couldn't pay the electricity bill 8 years ago!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Manus View Post
    Transfer record absolutely SMASHED with Danny Graham for 3.5M.

    No seriously I wasn't expecting that bearing in mind how we're probably the poorest team to ever grace the Premier League. Can't blame us, we were penniless and couldn't pay the electricity bill 8 years ago!
    I don't think you're (or indeed will be) anywhere near holding that title - Derby's 11 point haul a few years ago still reigns supreme (and I expect you to top that points total easily), as does one of Sunderland's more wretched seasons. Also, Bradford's second and final season in the Premiership, how they lasted two seasons at all was inexplicable.
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    I'm happy with Phil Jones but am unsure just how much gametime he'll get unless we're selling Jonny Evans or using Jones as a DM. I remember watching Phil Jones' first ever PL game - debut against Chelsea at the age of 18, bossed the Chelsea players and got man of the match. Raved on about him to my mate at work the next day and, in FM2011, signed him up and he captained my side (Nottingham Forest) to eventually win every trophy in a single season at one point. Further decreasing the realism of FM, but all the same, I like the guy. But yeah... don't know how he'll get much gametime and he was getting a lot of it at Blackburn.

    If we get De Gea, I'll be happy enough with our keeper situation but would still like for us to possibly keep PIG purely because I'm not hugely comfortable with the idea of having no keepers with experience of our players available for us should De Gea struggle at any point or get an injury. Lindegaard has never convinced for me, although to be fair he's not been given a huge chance. I suspect PIG will be off to West Brom, though, so oh well.

    Think it's time that Brown left our books, he's just not going to get any gametime these days. Would like to see Gibson go to a mid-table side for his own good but don't expect him to leave. O'Shea rumoured to depart alongside those two to Sunderland, though, and I would be extremely gutted if he left because John O'Shea is a proper legend, and none of you can ever convince me otherwise.

    I'd really like for us to strengthen our midfield, though. A left winger and a creative midfielder would suit me nicely, and perhaps a defensive midfielder on top of that. Cleverley may be staying with us this season and can fit either the left wing or the creative midfielder and I rate him higher than Gibson (please take his spot and send Gibson away, SAF), however the DM position left by Hargreaves is available still and perhaps Jones will fill that in. I'd really like for an out-and-out left winger, although I have no idea who would be suitable. Sanchez is rumoured at 30m, although I do wonder if that's too much for SAF's liking. Modric and Sneijder both rumoured for the CM role and either would make me happy enough. Kagawa also linked and his goals from midfield would be welcomed.

    Happy with our strikeforce. If Berbatov goes and Welbeck comes in, I'll still be somewhat happy although still a little concerned at Welbeck's lack of experience... although I know he's still definitely a good player. But Hernandez and Rooney will undoubtedly remain first choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by charliepanayi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Old Manus View Post
    Transfer record absolutely SMASHED with Danny Graham for 3.5M.

    No seriously I wasn't expecting that bearing in mind how we're probably the poorest team to ever grace the Premier League. Can't blame us, we were penniless and couldn't pay the electricity bill 8 years ago!
    I don't think you're (or indeed will be) anywhere near holding that title - Derby's 11 point haul a few years ago still reigns supreme (and I expect you to top that points total easily), as does one of Sunderland's more wretched seasons. Also, Bradford's second and final season in the Premiership, how they lasted two seasons at all was inexplicable.
    I meant poorest financially, but thanks for the faith!

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    Well I'd still say Wimbledon were shorter on cash than Swansea!
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    Blackpool have been the poorest team in the PL, their poorness will never be equalled again.

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    Fixture list out tomorrow.

    Opening weekend fixtures (13th-14th August)

    Premiership - 13th/14th August



    Blackburn v Wolves

    Fulham v Aston Villa

    Liverpool v Sunderland

    Man City v Swansea

    Newcastle v Arsenal

    QPR v Bolton

    Stoke v Chelsea

    Tottenham v Everton

    West Brom v Man Utd

    Wigan v Norwich


    Oh dear Followed by Liverpool at home and Man Utd away - so that's one point by the end of August...
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