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August 08, 2018, 07:19:18 PM
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Ravardo


Just getting rid of schniederlin would be 10 outta 10 for me and all the rest is a bonus

August 08, 2018, 07:43:35 PM
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American Evertonian


Id expect us to finish 8th without all the recent signings... the EPL is dogshit atm.
I still dont see us finishing higher than 6th though.

I agree. Think we should be good for 8th (likely competing with WH, Wolves, and possibly Leicester).

If we get a couple good signings and Chelsea have a poor year we could sneak 6-7.
Are we there yet?

August 08, 2018, 07:46:21 PM
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I'd say we are competing with Wolves and Fulham.  They've had a sneaky good window, and kept their key players (and manager).  I'm never gonna give the Hammers much credit, but as with Barcodes, that might just be extreme bias kicking in.
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August 08, 2018, 07:49:25 PM
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I'd say we are competing with Wolves and Fulham.  They've had a sneaky good window, and kept their key players (and manager).  I'm never gonna give the Hammers much credit, but as with Barcodes, that might just be extreme bias kicking in.

I wanted to include Fulham in the list of people I expect to be competing with us but I am a little less certain of their investment. Not sure how Schurrle will do. He failed at Chelsea with a much better team around him and BvB seemed happy to ship him off. Also not sure about Mitrovic.

I think Seri will be a good pickup for them.
Are we there yet?

August 08, 2018, 07:50:42 PM
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Lxxx


We really do need one of these signings to become a proper superstar though, like Spurs had with Eriksson and Ali, and Liverpool had with Salah. Without that special player to elevate you, it becomes very difficult. The closest we have had is Lukaku, but I wouldn't put him in the same bracket as Salah in terms of his performances.

Lukaku was and is a 20+ goal a season striker. Thats top drawer for most teams let alone us. The issue was always that he was out on his own and we didnt craft a side to build on his goals.

We had four potential special players at one time; Stones, Barkley, Lukaku and arguably Del. For various reasons we now have none but if we keep buying players with potential upside like Richarlison and Bernard well at least have a stab at getting there again.

August 08, 2018, 07:59:23 PM
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Hawkandro


Wolves in for Dendonker now, too.
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August 08, 2018, 08:00:33 PM
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Lxxx


Wolves in for Dendonker now, too.

Loads of hype around that kid but is he actually any good?

August 08, 2018, 08:01:56 PM
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Fulham and Liverpool are the only ones i think look considerably better after the business so far.
Fulham coming from championship level means they had a long way to go, so i am not concerned about them - think they'll stay up though.

Wolves aren't any more dangerous than they were the day the got promoted to be honest. Bulked out a bit and look like they could trouble the top half.

Most others just seem to have plugged a few holes/replaced players

August 08, 2018, 08:02:19 PM
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Free Agent


Wolves in for Dendonker now, too.

 :wag: no way... hes not Portuguese

August 08, 2018, 08:04:22 PM
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Hawkandro


Loads of hype around that kid but is he actually any good?

I had seen something saying he hadn't kicked on as they had imagined, which is why maybe he hasn't moved already?
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August 08, 2018, 08:16:06 PM
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Cereal Killer


I had seen something saying he hadn't kicked on as they had imagined, which is why maybe he hasn't moved already?

The Belgium Jack Rodwell?

August 08, 2018, 08:20:28 PM
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van der Meyde


Fulham and Liverpool are the only ones i think look considerably better after the business so far.
Fulham coming from championship level means they had a long way to go, so i am not concerned about them - think they'll stay up though.

Wolves aren't any more dangerous than they were the day the got promoted to be honest. Bulked out a bit and look like they could trouble the top half.

Most others just seem to have plugged a few holes/replaced players
Potentially Brighton for me, too.
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August 08, 2018, 08:28:19 PM
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Evertonian in NC


Shad Khan is one hell of a good owner, having massively turned around the moribund Jacksonville/London Jaguars at the NFL level.  He seems intent on turning Fulham around, too - and not just staying up.
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August 08, 2018, 08:31:48 PM
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dunkster


Could be an interesting season ahead. Be interesting to see if west ham can gel all those new players together.
For us, I'm just hoping for some signs of progression. There are plenty of other windows for silva and Brands to get the team they eventually want.
Just want to be entertained and forget all about last season.
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August 08, 2018, 08:37:09 PM
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sam of the south


I had seen something saying he hadn't kicked on as they had imagined, which is why maybe he hasn't moved already?

He looks like the lad from One Diection who was bagging Cheryl Cole, so Im sure hell survive


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