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Which team do you think will be our biggest rival for league position this season

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July 13, 2018, 05:47:37 PM
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Simon Paul

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our own expectations


July 13, 2018, 05:51:52 PM
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Redartin


Think European involvement will take its toll on Burnley.
If Palce lose Saha they at best will be average.
Newcastle & Leicester, not consistent enough.
West Ham is hard to call, interesting to see how it pans out.
Wolves should be best of the new boys but can't see them rise as high as 7th.

If Liverpool are determined to run with Karius we could be competing with them for 6th.
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July 13, 2018, 07:00:12 PM
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Dr. Sponge


Arsenal are building from the back, something Wenger neglected for a long time. They’ll do well.


July 13, 2018, 08:43:07 PM
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Newcastle will walk top 10 with Benitez. Wouldn’t be surprised if they get up to 7/8th if they make a couple of Benitez signings.

Leicester and Southampton best placed to blow us away.

West Ham I personally think will implode, but maybe?

Burnley will be good but got a touch of Moyes Everton about them.

Also think wolves will be good tbh.

Finally - keeping an eye on Hudds and Brighton. Think both seem to buy quite well? Bottom half tho.
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July 13, 2018, 09:22:18 PM
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Evertonian in NC


Wolves, really?

According to my bookmaker, yeah.  Wolves and Blues each tied for 7th best odds to win the League at +15000.  :D
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July 13, 2018, 09:25:23 PM
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colin


Hope it starts badly for them, fans start fighting each other, the players lose interest, Pellegrini gets sacked, they panic and appoint Big Sam on ridiculous wages despite their history with him, they get relegated

 :thumbsup:

I hope Big Sam gets hired somewhere at least and gets to come back to Goodison with the away team :D


July 13, 2018, 09:30:48 PM
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indiantoffee1975


Not worried about any of those sides mentioned, I expect to us to finish above them, it will be interesting to see if we can close that gap on sixth place and by how many.

July 13, 2018, 09:53:51 PM
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Macca77


Not worried about any of those sides mentioned, I expect to us to finish above them, it will be interesting to see if we can close that gap on sixth place and by how many.

This is exactly may way of thinking. I still believe we will finish comfortably in 7th even if we don't bring anyone in.

Bonkers me.

July 13, 2018, 09:59:16 PM
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Evertonian in NC


Someone always surprises.  I'd bet on Fulham to make top half, but that may just be me liking their style and having a few buddies who love 'em.
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July 13, 2018, 10:09:16 PM
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Bluedylan


our own expectations

I do think that's the battle this season. We need to calm down as a fanbase and as a club, and let a new manager have a season to establish himself (as long as he's not disastrous, obviously).

It would be good to get 7th or higher, and get back into Europe if we could. Also hopefully we can have a good go at winning a cup. But as long as we're top 10, and clearly building towards something better for the future, with players improving and young players growing in influence, I think we should be happy.
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July 13, 2018, 10:10:35 PM
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blue slug


Yeah we need to look at the long game, the last two seasons have set us back a lot I think

July 13, 2018, 10:15:05 PM
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indiantoffee1975


Aside from Martinez's last two seasons, Goodison has generally been a fortress over the last 15 years, I expect that to continue and we pick up somewhere between 35-45 points. Away form will be key to closing that gap on sixth.

July 14, 2018, 08:40:04 PM
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Mayor Farnum


Liverpool are our biggest rival every season, this will be no different

Have we entered the postcode lottery?

July 15, 2018, 05:24:32 PM
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The Blue 3/4 of Liverpool


West Ham signing another big money player - Anderson (Goal scoring Attacking Mid) for 42 million. They are really going for it. Are they really going for it, or do you reckon Lanzini is on the way for big money :)

July 15, 2018, 06:14:49 PM
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djws1788


Lanzini did his ACL in the lead up to the World Cup and probably won’t play for them until sometime in the 19/20 season