View Poll Results: Who will win the league this season?

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  • Man Utd

    8 50.00%
  • Chelsea

    3 18.75%
  • Man City

    2 12.50%
  • Arsenal

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  • Liverpool

    2 12.50%
  • Swansea

    1 6.25%
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Thread: 2011-2012 English Football Season and STEWART DOWNING WHAT ON EARTH Thread

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    I would say that's more down to our seeming inability to hold onto a ball against sides that focus on extreme pressing when they do not have the ball. Bilbao, Basel and Barcelona (I wonder if it's a B-thing? ) all did it to us. Our best holder of the ball is Anderson as far as I'm concerned, he can keep players off us easily. But the overall passing ability belongs to Carrick and Scholes, who were still beaten by these teams. It's not a passing issue, it's an inability to cope with pressing. It could well be the entire strategy of the evening set by SAF, who knows? We've missed Fletcher, too, but I'm not so sure he'd have made all the difference on his own. When we have right backs who aren't right backs and left backs who have play 180 minutes a week, every week, then eventually we get caught out.

    The only way Smalling, Evans and Jones are going to become more experienced with our team is to play more, and bringing in a third experienced defender is going to stop that from happening. I think Smalling has rarely let us down, and Evans proved a big doubter (me) wrong last season by not getting sent off at every opportunity. So they are clearly learning. I think Jones needs a bit more training, if any of the three, really. He can leave us wanting at times.

    Every club goes through transition once in a while and we are currently training up the future. We have the players to train in almost every position... but no backup at all for Evra, let alone players to train, as Fabio is going away.

    Rumours say Alba, Baines and Clyne are our options. The latter seems most likely, as Evra will still probably play more games than the newcomer and Baines/Alba won't be so intersted in playing second fiddle. I mean, I assume whoever comes in will be second fiddle, otherwise why would we send Fabio away to get more gametime? Unless Evra is going to take the back seat, which is possibly the reason Fabio is going on loan - because he lacks the experience to properly take over? Dunno.
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    Being a Liverpool fan has nothing to do with what I think of Evra as a football player; stop buying into media hype and sensationalism. I genuinely don't give two smurfs about the Suarez-Evra incident anymore, it was stupid and boring. Apart from the always magnificent Donal, I am the most logical and unbiased person in this thread*. For god's sake man, I think Michael Carrick is a bloody fantastic talent. I smurfing want Dimitar Berbatov at Liverpool, and it is so smurfing depressing you got Young and we got Downing.

    I think Johnny Evans has developed quite nicely this season and is nowhere near as bad as you seem to think he is. And I think Patrice Evra is the worst Manchester United captain I have ever seen, and the worst first choice left-back I have ever seen. The man is a liability. Now, don't get me wrong, he used to be pretty bloody good and with the exception of Chelsea, would've walked into any Prem team 2-3 years ago. Now he would not get into any of the top 8 apart from United, obviously. He is simply not Manchester United quality. He's not even Liverpool quality for god's sake. He wouldn't even get on our bench and we're smurfing awful. To be honest with you, the idea of Alba or Baines being the back up to Evra is laughable. They're miles ahead and he'd be the one getting bench time.

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    Michael Laudrup for Swansea? Interesting...
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    I was thoroughly confused when I couldn't log in on my first few attempts, only to realize that I must be Martin Kelly now. Just glad I'm not Charlie Adam.


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    Shame Redknapp has left Spurs
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    Laudrup 25/1 to trout on south wales and head to Spurs. If this happens, I will personally butt rape every Tottenham fan on EoFF. As in I will actually go to their house and rape them in front of their family. I don't even give a trout if it's smurfing Ice 'lifelong spurs fan' Glow. I DON'T EVEN CARE. LOSING TWO MANAGERS IN 3 WEEKS WILL MAKE ME DO THIS.

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    Redknapp losing his job is a shambles. Players will leave, and who is a better equipped manager to take over an English side? One of the strangest sackings I've ever seen in the PL, what a farce the backroom staff at Spurs are.

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    I hope they get Moyes. That'd be funny.

    I hope they don't get Rafa. That'd be scary.

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    I'd say Martinez might get it. He'd suit their style of play I'd imagine, and has a good philosophy about how the game should be played. Apparently Villas-Boas is the favourite according to Sky Sports, can't see the logic there.

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    All is forgiven, Liverpool. Cheers for the 5M.

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    Should probably wait for the Gylfi situation to be resolved before forgiving us.

    Also 5m? Pff. That's like Andy Carroll's toenail clippings.

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    Fixtures for the new season are out - opening day in the Premiership is:

    Arsenal v Sunderland

    Everton v Manchester United

    Fulham v Norwich City

    Manchester City v Southampton

    Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur

    Queens Park Rangers v Swansea City

    Reading v Stoke City

    West Bromwich Albion v Liverpool

    West Ham United v Aston Villa

    Wigan Athletic v Chelsea

    Complete fixture list:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/...eague/fixtures
    Last edited by charliepanayi; 06-18-2012 at 09:52 AM.
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