So, what have we learnt from the first weekend

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So, what have we learnt from the first weekend

Post by jojomk1 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:10 pm

One game is only a small snapshot but:-

The top six will remain pretty much the same adding Arsenal, Wolves and Everton as possibilities

WBA and Fulham will struggle to stay up

We are then in a group of 9 other sides who I would not fear of losing points to, both home and away

Hold our nerve - keep Tarks, add Dawson or Jones for 4th CB, one CM with Prem experience eg McTominay and WR should see us ok

I know we can't loan more than one player per Prem club so the likes of Dawson and McTominay would be my preference

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Re: So, what have we learnt from the first weekend

Post by jurek » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:24 pm

Wins and 3 points are extremely important.
No draws in any of the 8 games.
Everton, Arsenal and Newcastle are likely to do better this season than last.
Leeds will stay up.
Liverpool, Spurs and Sheff. United may struggle to do as well as last season.
Fulham, West Brom and West Ham are likely to be involved in a relegation struggle.

Can't think of anything else at present.
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Re: So, what have we learnt from the first weekend

Post by kentonclaret » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:27 pm

The Daily Mail likes a feature on SD :lol:

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Re: So, what have we learnt from the first weekend

Post by RalphCoatesComb » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:29 pm

We've slipped from 4th to 10th already - sack the Board ;)

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Re: So, what have we learnt from the first weekend

Post by Wellsy1882 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:43 pm

The same top teams will dominate their mini top 7 league

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Re: So, what have we learnt from the first weekend

Post by Pstotto » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:46 pm

Without playing,we are tenth. So... That's it. Done. We'll finish 10th!

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Re: So, what have we learnt from the first weekend

Post by Belial » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:50 pm

Arsenal will be back in the top 6
Spurs will be the new Arsenal
Brighton, Palace and Newcastle will be better than last year
West Ham will sack at least 1 manager
Everton will be the surprise package

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Re: So, what have we learnt from the first weekend

Post by Wile E Coyote » Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:24 pm

the media still obsessed with spurs and arsenal and nobody else.
theres still high profile football punditry jobs for tons of ex spurs or arsenal players.
linekar, wright are still as **** as last season
betting companies are as crass as ever
talk sport is as banal as ever
and leeds must be delighted to have played an opener described as best game in prem history, when in fact it was mediocre at best.

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Re: So, what have we learnt from the first weekend

Post by tiger76 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:24 pm

Fulham & West Brom will struggle.
Liverpool won't find it as easy.
Everton have recruited wisely.
Leeds will be entertaining to watch.
Vardy has still got his scoring boots.
Hendrick is a good signing for Newcastle.
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Re: So, what have we learnt from the first weekend

Post by ecc » Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:27 pm

With all due respect, I've found the media overkill unbelievable. How the hell can you judge a season on one match?

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Re: So, what have we learnt from the first weekend

Post by Wellsy1882 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:31 pm

Belial wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:50 pm
Arsenal will be back in the top 6
Spurs will be the new Arsenal
Brighton, Palace and Newcastle will be better than last year
West Ham will sack at least 1 manager
Everton will be the surprise package
Spurs will be up there this season
I think mourinho will get em playing consistant

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Re: So, what have we learnt from the first weekend

Post by Vegas Claret » Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:31 pm

It's gonna be hard to take points off the usual top teams as per usual. Rest are much of a muchness tbh

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Re: So, what have we learnt from the first weekend

Post by Bin Ont Turf » Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:49 pm

I learnt that Willian plays for Arsenal now.

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Re: So, what have we learnt from the first weekend

Post by dsr » Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:56 pm

I've just learned that we will still be ahead of Man City when we kick off next Sunday.

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Re: So, what have we learnt from the first weekend

Post by Jakubclaret » Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:02 am

Absolutely nothing, it's far too early to call or learn anything.

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Re: So, what have we learnt from the first weekend

Post by ClaretTony » Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:09 am

I’ve learned that all my pre season work hasn’t improved my ability at fantasy football. I got rid of Salah just before the cut off.

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Re: So, what have we learnt from the first weekend

Post by NewClaret » Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:13 am

We were right to go nowhere near Lallana.

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Re: So, what have we learnt from the first weekend

Post by Wile E Coyote » Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:20 am

ClaretTony wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:09 am
I’ve learned that all my pre season work hasn’t improved my ability at fantasy football. I got rid of Salah just before the cut off.
i dropped vardy out just before kick off.so, youre not alone
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Re: So, what have we learnt from the first weekend

Post by tiger76 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:30 am

NewClaret wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:13 am
We were right to go nowhere near Lallana.
Absolutely he's not played a full 90 minutes in the PL since May 2017 that's staggering, and we've dodged a bullet with him.

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Re: So, what have we learnt from the first weekend

Post by leelad » Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:51 am

Fulham & West Brom will struggle.
Leeds will stay up comfortably.
Making Salah my captain in my fantasy football team was a good move!

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Re: So, what have we learnt from the first weekend

Post by BenWickes » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:04 am

Only thing I've learned so far is that Bamford can actually score in the PL and West Ham are still as bad as ever.

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Re: So, what have we learnt from the first weekend

Post by Swizzlestick » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:19 am

I’m unsure why people are so certain Leeds will stay up. Defensively, they looked shocking, and I’m not convinced Bamford or Rodrigo are going to be regularly scoring for them. Norwich had a similar start last season, probably flying high from promotion, and then hit a wall due to not being able to defend.

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Re: So, what have we learnt from the first weekend

Post by Cubanclaret » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:28 am

That none of sheffield united’s new signings look good enough to make the first XI

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Re: So, what have we learnt from the first weekend

Post by Conroysleftfoot » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:34 am

NewClaret wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:13 am
We were right to go nowhere near Lallana.
I admit i wanted us to sign him. How wrong can somebody be.

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Re: So, what have we learnt from the first weekend

Post by claretonthecoast1882 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:51 am

Derby County are still **** despite cheating finances

Peterborough are still the side to leave off your bets ( Bristol City, Norwich, Newcastle & Peterboro 4 fold paid £595 )

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Re: So, what have we learnt from the first weekend

Post by rufus lumley » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:20 am

The three new teams to the league shipped 10 goals with Dirty Leeds shipping the most.

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Re: So, what have we learnt from the first weekend

Post by warksclaret » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:15 am

The top bunch generally even stronger, and I include Everton now. Chelsea will give some teams a real thrashing but will still concede whist their keeper plays.
Newcastle and Brighton look strong outfits
Leeds could do a "Sheff Utd" of last season
The difference between the bottom 5 clubs and the top group is even bigger (and we have yet to see Man Utd play)
Without doubt we are going to see more goals per game, and the PL already looks stronger than ever

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Re: So, what have we learnt from the first weekend

Post by box_of_frogs » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:34 am

We’re no closer to signing anyone than we were at the start of the window?

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Re: So, what have we learnt from the first weekend

Post by Quickenthetempo » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:44 am

All promoted sides lost.

All relegated sides won in the championship.

Werner looks bloody quick for Chelsea

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Re: So, what have we learnt from the first weekend

Post by Dinks » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:40 am

Adam Lallana has been stealing a living for the last five years..him and Brighton so deserve each other :)

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Re: So, what have we learnt from the first weekend

Post by Spijed » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:01 am

That it'll be the same as every season, the required points to stop up will be around 36, as usual.

Not all the big six teams will perform well throughout the season, as usual.

We'll have a few ups and downs, as usual.

We'll stay in the division, as usual.

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Re: So, what have we learnt from the first weekend

Post by claret2018 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:09 am

Leeds will go down

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Re: So, what have we learnt from the first weekend

Post by Top Claret » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:15 am

**** all

Seriously, it is far to soon to be making predictions. Last season sheff United bucked the trend for a promoted side, they did increadably well.
This season will be different, all three prompted sides with struggle as usual

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Re: So, what have we learnt from the first weekend

Post by tarkys_ears » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:22 am

That Kepa is **** and Chelsea should be preparing a £80m bid for Pope... which we turn down

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