Football The new season is upon us!

Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by Wazzerphuk, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Wazzerphuk

    Wazzerphuk FH is my second home

    So, it's basically here.

    Predictions? Thoughts?

    I reckon Blackpool will be relegated with a record low points total. I'm tempted to put a bet on them not even making double figures. They're woefully underprepared and underpowered for the league and frankly were a bit fortunate to come up.

    Interesting that an ageing Chelsea squad hasn't really been added to, Man Utd have just signed a blind homeless tramp, Man City are splashing the cash on a bunch of players that look like they will really struggle to gel, Tottenham surely can't punch above their weight again, Arsenal look weak at the back (still, ffs), and who the hell knows what Liverpool will do. Everton look strong and if they have no injuries they could well surprise. Villa are fucked.

    Is there a fantasy league for us to join also?
     
  2. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing

    The only potential surprise is if Citeh actually fulfill their potential; otherwise, the usual suspects. Big question is whether English clubs can get their European mojo back. I'm currently thinking, "no".
     
  3. Trem

    Trem That there, that's not me. Moderator

  4. Ch3tan

    Ch3tan I aer teh win!!

  5. Wazzerphuk

    Wazzerphuk FH is my second home

    Cheers Ch3t, I'm in both. In a lot of leagues this year. Not sure how FH finished last year, but I was close.
     
  6. Ch3tan

    Ch3tan I aer teh win!!

    Season starts tomorrow and we need 13 more peeps for that head 2 head league. Get on it you scummers!
     
  7. ECA

    ECA I am a FH squatter

    Odds on Blackpool staying up? :D
     
  8. ECA

    ECA I am a FH squatter

    [​IMG]

    5th - surpassing expectations already :)
     
  9. Turamber

    Turamber FH is my second home

    Pretty much my reading of it too. The owners statement the other day smacked of Doug Ellis mark 2 and the list of candidates for the job is made up B and C grade "Yes Men" managers.

    Midtable this year, bottom six next. But don't worry Mr Lerner will have recouped his investment.

    Some of the rubbish being spouted about O'Neill running up the wages bill is such claptrap. The club told us time and again that the chief executive negotiated contracts and why did the owner let it go so far out of control in the first place?

    He's just seen the money Man City have got, Spurs position of financial strength and got cold feet.
     
  10. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

    I'm filming Blackpool tomorrow, at Wigan. Sometimes when sides have nothing to lose, you get an excellent game.
     
  11. Wazzerphuk

    Wazzerphuk FH is my second home

    Villa may not be fucked if Bradley is announced as manager, he's really pretty good.
     
  12. Turamber

    Turamber FH is my second home

    With no experience of managing in Europe? He'd just be a figurehead whilst Lerner sold off Ash Young, Cuellar, Agbonlahor etc. Bah, I hate football :(
     
  13. Sydrik

    Sydrik Resident Freddy

  14. Marc

    Marc FH is my second home

    Its a damn shame. Villa have finished, what, in the top 6 in the last 3 seasons. They are almost "there". If they had kept their best players and with a bit of a cash input from Lerner, they could have got champions league football.
     
  15. Wazzerphuk

    Wazzerphuk FH is my second home

    Irrelevant really, he's tactically very aware and has managed at international level for years, doing very well and getting a team of decent players to play like a very good team.
     
  16. Turamber

    Turamber FH is my second home

    You think? He'd just be a 'yes man' appointment for Lerner, but then whoever we get will be. I don't think lack of experience managing in Europe is "irrelevant" either, he'll not be used to the superstar ego's of the players, have no experience in signing players here or how competitive the leagues are and how many games have to be played.
     
  17. Trem

    Trem That there, that's not me. Moderator

    Does anyone know if Lampard is bloody playing today or not? He's my FF captain :eek:
     
  18. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    Noone come in for the amazing Heskey yet? ;)
     
  19. Wazzerphuk

    Wazzerphuk FH is my second home

    Are you a reader of The Sun? Jesus, cliché city.
     
  20. Turamber

    Turamber FH is my second home

    No, I'm an unhappy Villa fan who doesn't want another American involved with his club. If you don't like my opinion then don't talk to me and stick Bradley American Soccer Manager up your arse :)
     
  21. Ch3tan

    Ch3tan I aer teh win!!

    Here we go, nice big game to kick off with :D

    I think Spurs will nick this one.
     
  22. Wazzerphuk

    Wazzerphuk FH is my second home

    Hart having a blinder.

    Sign Given up please Wenger.
     
  23. Ch3tan

    Ch3tan I aer teh win!!

    You'll get Schwarzer, he's handed in a transfer request at Fulham.
     
  24. Sydrik

    Sydrik Resident Freddy

    Damn You Joe Hart....

    DAMN YOU!!!!
     
  25. ECA

    ECA I am a FH squatter

    This premier league football thing is easy.

    [​IMG]
     
  26. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

    lmao. Wigan were utterly destroyed by a vastly superior Blackpool today. Their defence was hilarious, and Blackpool had a deserved victory.
     
  27. Talivar

    Talivar Part of the furniture

    Its ok chelsea resotred balance to the universe!
     
  28. Wazzerphuk

    Wazzerphuk FH is my second home

    Reina making Almunia look good.
     
  29. Hawkwind

    Hawkwind FH is my second home FH Subscriber

    Pepe to Arsenal, me likey likey.
     
  30. Jupitus

    Jupitus Old and short, no wonder I'm grumpy! Staff member Moderator FH Subscriber

    Holy fucking necro, Batman!!
     
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