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Premiership 2017/18

Postby Dr Markus » 15 Jun 2016, 13:25

Liverpool playing Arsenal at Anfield, first game of the season. Fuck. :D
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Re: Premiership 2016/17

Postby borofan » 15 Jun 2016, 17:37

Hasn't been 'The Premiership' for about 10 years now, it's 'The Premier League'.

The only 'Premiership' in top level English sport is in egg chasing.
We're usually skipping around the function room in our long-johns by now...

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Re: Premiership 2016/17

Postby Dr Markus » 15 Jun 2016, 17:48

Rough opening game dampening your spirits already?
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Re: Premiership 2016/17

Postby Toby » 22 Jun 2016, 13:33

Leicester bidding £25 million for Troy Deeney? You wot

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Re: Premiership 2016/17

Postby PENK » 22 Jun 2016, 13:40

Yeah it's absolutely ridiculous. He was a decent Premier League player last year but twice the price quoted for City's Nolito transfer? Surely they could do some serious scouting and bring in four players for that money with the likelihood of at least two being international quality - which Deeney isn't.
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Postby Toby » 22 Jun 2016, 21:03

Everton in for Wesley Sneijder apparently.

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Re: Premiership 2016/17

Postby Diamond Dog » 22 Jun 2016, 21:06

Toby wrote:Everton in for Wesley Sneijder apparently.



He'll be cheap then....
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Re: Premiership 2016/17

Postby Dr Markus » 29 Jun 2016, 14:00

Mane to Liverpool for ridiculous money. First thoughts are he's not worth it, but time will tell I guess.
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Re: Premiership 2016/17

Postby trans-chigley express » 29 Jun 2016, 14:05

Dr Markus wrote:Mane to Liverpool for ridiculous money. First thoughts are he's not worth it, but time will tell I guess.


Stupid money. He ain't worth it. Where do these crazy prices for bang average players come from? Hope to be proved wrong of course but.......my breath is not held.

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Re: Premiership 2016/17

Postby Dr Markus » 29 Jun 2016, 14:29

trans-chigley express wrote:
Dr Markus wrote:Mane to Liverpool for ridiculous money. First thoughts are he's not worth it, but time will tell I guess.


Stupid money. He ain't worth it. Where do these crazy prices for bang average players come from? Hope to be proved wrong of course but.......my breath is not held.



Shit load of players being bought and sold for stupid money, I guess we're just following the trend. 2 or 3 more players and we would have had 11 ex Southampton team.
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Re: Premiership 2016/17

Postby Rayge » 29 Jun 2016, 17:08

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Dr Markus wrote:Mane to Liverpool for ridiculous money. First thoughts are he's not worth it, but time will tell I guess.


Stupid money. He ain't worth it. Where do these crazy prices for bang average players come from?


Basically, the new TV deal. Lot of Prem clubs are swimming in it. Even Dear Mr Levy (who has made a profit or broken even over the last six years, the only top-flight club to do so may buy a couple of benchwarmers this summer.
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Re: Premiership 2016/17

Postby Diamond Dog » 29 Jun 2016, 17:30

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Re: Premiership 2016/17

Postby Rayge » 29 Jun 2016, 17:49

Yep, for a third of the price of Mane. He's a red card waiting to happen in my view, so I hope he's been brought in as back-up to Dier rather than as a midfield partner. I suspect they will get in a forward and are apparently sniffing around a 30-year-old Islander at centre half. I don't see that many moving out, though, unless it's fringe players such as Carroll, Mason, Bentaleb or N'Jie
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Re: Premiership 2016/17

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Postby Toby » 12 Jul 2016, 21:10

Premiership clubs have already spent around £350 million in the transfer window and it's expected to rise to about £850 million by the end.

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Re: Premiership 2016/17

Postby Rayge » 13 Jul 2016, 09:10

From today's Guardian:
Meanwhile, Arsenal plan to offer £42m and Oliver Giroud for Gonzalo Higuaí­n; it is thought that Napoli will hold out for £42m.
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Re: Premiership 2016/17

Postby Diamond Dog » 13 Jul 2016, 10:16

Rayge wrote:From today's Guardian:
Meanwhile, Arsenal plan to offer £42m and Oliver Giroud for Gonzalo Higuaí­n; it is thought that Napoli will hold out for £42m.


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Re: Premiership 2016/17

Postby Diamond Dog » 17 Jul 2016, 08:23

Kante to Chelsea for £30 million.

I'm beginning to really like Chelsea at 6/1 to win the League - certainly more appealing than Man City at 5/2, Man Utd at 7/2 and Arsenal at 6/1......
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Postby Toby » 17 Jul 2016, 12:25

Sad to see Kante and also probably Mahrez go. I thought they might have a go at the Champion's League with Leicester at least.

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Re: Premiership 2016/17

Postby Diamond Dog » 18 Jul 2016, 14:54

Toby wrote:Sad to see Kante and also probably Mahrez go. I thought they might have a go at the Champion's League with Leicester at least.




Sadly I think Leicester may well be a one season wonder.... certainly if Mahrez goes, they've lost two of their three pillars of strength from last season. That's going to be tough - especially as teams will not be caught unawares by them again, and the demands of Europe.

I know we shouldn't write them off but...it's not looking good...

I've backed Chelsea at 6/1. They represent outstanding value in a league where so many unknowns will be in play this season.
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