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July 27, 2018, 05:51:37 PM
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There’s no justification in thinking we’re in danger of relegation.

Think about it logically. Where have nine teams below us strengthened enough to be better than Everton?

Where have we weakened from last season for us to drop nine places in the league?

Also Burnley are about to go into the Europa League fixture nightmare. See if they can still grind out 1-0s in the Prem every week. Highly doubt it.

No one knows what West Ham will be like. Impressive signings on paper, but you could see that falling apart by Chrimbo in a very West Ham kind of way.
Jeff: That's not the way to win.
Kathie: Is there a way to win?
Jeff: There's a way to lose more slowly.


July 27, 2018, 06:10:20 PM
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Dr. Sponge


I’ve changed my mind.

Pickford

Coleman ??? ??? Baines

Schneiderlin
Sig  Dowell

Walcott Tosun Richarlson

July 27, 2018, 06:14:03 PM
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Macca77


7 or 8th again, I'd settle for that to be honest. Just hope our fans arn't expecting to much this season, rebuilding jobs take time, need to get behind the manager and the team.


July 27, 2018, 06:21:12 PM
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brap2

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Rumours that Walcott wants out

That would be decent if we could replace with someone younger.
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July 27, 2018, 06:23:42 PM
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brap2

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The back four we had last year

Kenny Williams Keane Cuco

That’s a relegation back four no problem, absolutely no doubt in my mind that back four is a stinker.

The back four we will have this year will be infinitely better almost by default. Coleman drags it up on his own.

I’m not concerned about relegation at all, however it’s more likely than winning the league I’ll say that much. We were in danger last year.
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July 27, 2018, 06:59:21 PM
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Could really do with a @GLewis dose of reason and tranquillity to help me out here.

Well...

Didn’t watch last night so not commenting on that.

The issue with “flapping” is that the tendency is to take a bad example (Jags getting knocked over in a nothing game) and use that as the average performance level.

The same with Keane for the goal vs Porto.

Is Jags the same as 5-10 years ago? Obviously not.

Is he better than a lot of PL dross? Yes, as was seen last year.

You have to factor in that other teams’ players make mistakes too.

Is Keane worth £30m in the last year of his deal?

No.

But equally he’s not the worst cb in the league which is how he’s often portrayed when a mistake is made.

Do we want better? Yes.

Do we need better? Yes to move up towards top 6 (seemingly Brands/ Silva agree too).

But that doesn’t equate to “really struggle”, “relegation team” etc.

And generally coming off the back of a season that was universally considered bad, then why would there be expectations that there’d no bumps on the road to recovery.

I mean this might be something discussed in November (when it shouldn’t need to be as even that isn’t a long time); but talking about it now is ridiculous. 


July 27, 2018, 07:51:48 PM
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.Matty


Pickford
Coleman Holgate Mina Digne
Gana
Loftus Cheek Siggursdon
Walcott Tosun Richarlison

Weve bought someone now so have to think we will buy more
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July 27, 2018, 08:28:21 PM
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Also Burnley are about to go into the Europa League fixture nightmare. See if they can still grind out 1-0s in the Prem every week. Highly doubt it.

No one knows what West Ham will be like. Impressive signings on paper, but you could see that falling apart by Chrimbo in a very West Ham kind of way.

Burnley could well be in trouble.  Only one of the newly-promoted sides isn't really trying.
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July 31, 2018, 11:43:28 PM
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Tofifee


This won't go down well but..............

Pickford

Seamus Holgate NewCB Digne

 McCarthy Gana Sigurdson
 
Lookman Theo Richarlason

July 31, 2018, 11:50:32 PM
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brap2

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This won't go down well but..............

Pickford

Seamus Holgate NewCB Digne

 McCarthy Gana Sigurdson
 
Lookman Theo Richarlason

Meh, dunno if it’s just me like but the midfield is pretty much interchangeable. I’m not particularly into any of it.

I don’t really want to see Gana and Schneiderlin anymore, even with Gana in his forward role. Other than that there’s not a great deal to choose from. A lot of our midfielders are similar enough in style and quality to not really warrant an undeniable first team place, other than arguably Gana’s pressing and tackling.
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July 31, 2018, 11:51:17 PM
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Martip


This won't go down well but..............

Pickford

Seamus Holgate NewCB Digne

 McCarthy Gana Sigurdson
 
Lookman Theo Richarlason
A lot of pace and threat up front...can see us using Theo there at times if he ever returns from being a hermit.

In my mind McCarthy is not as crazy a shout as some might think especially with the way he like to play 4-3-3.

July 31, 2018, 11:53:14 PM
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Meh, dunno if it’s just me like but the midfield is pretty much interchangeable. I’m not particularly into any of it.

I don’t really want to see Gana and Schneiderlin anymore, even with Gana in his forward role. Other than that there’s not a great deal to choose from. A lot of our midfielders are similar enough in style and quality to not really warrant an undeniable first team place, other than arguably Gana’s pressing and tackling.
I'd prefer fans an McCarthy to fans and Morgan. Obviously prefer someone new in....

July 31, 2018, 11:54:24 PM
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Tofifee


McCarthy is made for that role, and people forget how effective he was under Bobby in S1
WAY better than Morgan, and unlike Morgan, you know he will give 100% EVERYTIME

I like the pace of the front 3, I think Cenk will be gone by this time next year


July 31, 2018, 11:57:42 PM
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McCarthy is made for that role, and people forget how effective he was under Bobby in S1
WAY better than Morgan, and unlike Morgan, you know he will give 100% EVERYTIME

I like the pace of the front 3, I think Cenk will be gone by this time next year



Plays a different role to Schneiderlin - if he was replicating 13/14 he’d be the one next to a sitting player who distributes.

Have to say McCarthy is better than Gueye when pushed more into a 4/3/3

July 31, 2018, 11:58:37 PM
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velimski


McCarthy is made for that role, and people forget how effective he was under Bobby in S1
WAY better than Morgan, and unlike Morgan, you know he will give 100% EVERYTIME

I like the pace of the front 3, I think Cenk will be gone by this time next year



He's also injured. Badly injured.