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  • whatfruit 12 May 2014 16:17:18 1,486 posts
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    It just started.

    Sherwood to West Brom.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/27357004
  • mikew1985 12 May 2014 16:19:59 12,737 posts
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    stevethemeat wrote:
    mikew1985 wrote:
    :/

    Disappointing, I liked him too (Lallana I mean).
    Don't worry, you can still like him when he's playing for Liverpool :)
    I doubt it. to be clear I never thought he was coming to United I just hoped he would go to a good club :(

    Edited by mikew1985 at 16:20:40 12-05-2014
  • vijay_UK 12 May 2014 16:21:47 2,139 posts
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    whatfruit wrote:
    It just started.

    Sherwood to West Brom.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/27357004
    And Sir Les for the Tottenham job? As far as I can tell, all he did last season was laugh and shake hands with anything that moves. And get paid for it.
  • Steve_Perry 12 May 2014 16:27:25 4,137 posts
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    Four months lol. At least they gave him chance to make his own team.

    VIVA STEFANSEN

  • stevethemeat 12 May 2014 16:41:02 472 posts
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    mikew1985 wrote:
    stevethemeat wrote:
    mikew1985 wrote:
    :/

    Disappointing, I liked him too (Lallana I mean).
    Don't worry, you can still like him when he's playing for Liverpool :)
    I doubt it. to be clear I never thought he was coming to United I just hoped he would go to a good club :(
    Fair enough, as much as I hate Utd I would still class them as a good club (think I just threw up in my mouth a little):)
  • Ka-blamo 12 May 2014 16:44:08 7,349 posts
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    TheMayorOfJugs wrote:
    DreadedWalrus wrote:
    "Everyone knows what Ashley Cole is" - Roy Hodgson

    ;)
    A choc-ice!
  • mcmonkeyplc 12 May 2014 16:45:12 39,456 posts
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    Could be worse, he could be signing for Chelsea.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • mikew1985 12 May 2014 16:45:21 12,737 posts
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    stevethemeat wrote:
    mikew1985 wrote:
    stevethemeat wrote:
    mikew1985 wrote:
    :/

    Disappointing, I liked him too (Lallana I mean).
    Don't worry, you can still like him when he's playing for Liverpool :)
    I doubt it. to be clear I never thought he was coming to United I just hoped he would go to a good club :(
    Fair enough, as much as I hate Utd I would still class them as a good club (think I just threw up in my mouth a little):)
    I'm on the wind up mostly but I will have to dislike him a little if he goes to Liverpool.
  • Deleted user 12 May 2014 16:48:11
    Massive season for the Baggies then. No manager, 11 players out of contract, world cup prices for decent players.
  • The-Bodybuilder 12 May 2014 17:35:44 14,193 posts
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    Baggies to go down next season please.
  • superbob85 12 May 2014 17:54:51 2,019 posts
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    Sacking Steve Clarke was a strange move almost cost them their premier league spot.
  • nickthegun 12 May 2014 17:58:01 59,857 posts
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    Its a game of two halves.

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    someone say something funny

  • Tom_Servo 12 May 2014 17:58:47 17,924 posts
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    Mel will be as sick as a parrot.
  • Shikasama 12 May 2014 18:02:29 6,827 posts
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    He'll be dissapointed with that right there, he could have, and maybe should have, done better.
  • captbirdseye 12 May 2014 18:08:29 4,955 posts
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    Sad to see the vultures circling Southampton :(.
  • Tom_Servo 12 May 2014 18:10:46 17,924 posts
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    They'll still be making £50m.
  • kalel 12 May 2014 18:16:45 87,578 posts
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    Every team is a vulture.
  • superbob85 12 May 2014 18:17:05 2,019 posts
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    There'll have a tough job if Pochettino leaves. Could have a big rebuilding job if Shaw and Lallana go as expected.
  • captbirdseye 12 May 2014 18:18:24 4,955 posts
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    Yeah all well and good having the money but some of those players will be hard to replace. I read that Spurs want Jay and Pochettino as well.
  • kalel 12 May 2014 18:19:19 87,578 posts
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    The Southamptons of this world will always lose the Shaws of this world, and the Lallanas of this world, to the Liverpools of this world and the Man Us of this world.
  • captbirdseye 12 May 2014 18:21:55 4,955 posts
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    Sad though, and makes the possibility of anyone outside the top 5 clubs ever getting near them.
  • Tom_Servo 12 May 2014 18:24:08 17,924 posts
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    This is usually a laugh in hindsight: Guardian writers' predictions for 2013/14

    Who will win the league?

    David Hytner: Manchester United. It feels unfashionable to tip the defending champions but they were comfortably the best team last season, their squad remains virtually the same and have their rivals really caught up?

    Louise Taylor: Tottenham. Europa League involvement and the potential loss of Gareth Bale are worries but Roberto Soldado and Paulinho look excellent signings and AVB is a class coach.


    Who's going to be the player of the season?

    Michael Cox: Juan Mata will come close if José Mourinho gives him creative freedom...

    Louise Taylor: Hatem Ben Arfa. Providing he stays fit, Ben Arfa belongs on a different planet to most mortals. Capable of eclipsing Rooney, Bale and even Suárez.


    How about signing of the season?

    Michael Cox: Ricky van Wolfswinkel is the bigger name, but Leroy Fer may adapt more easily to English football at Norwich.

    Dominic Fifield: Paulinho's arrival at Tottenham, even at £17m, still feels like a coup given the calibre of sides that had pursued the Brazilian at Corinthians.

    Andy Hunter: Roberto Soldado. The striker who can take Tottenham back into the Champions League and enhance André Villas-Boas's reputation in English football in the process.

    Jacob Steinberg: Roberto Soldado will show Emmanuel Adebayor what's up.

    Daniel Taylor: Nicolas Anelka. He's 34 now but he's looked sharp in pre-season, he's a free transfer and West Brom need a goalscorer without Romelu Lukaku and, probably, Peter Odemwingie.

    Louise Taylor: Paulinho. A sort of Brazilian Frank Lampard, his ability to score freely from midfield promises to transform Spurs.


    Young player to watch?

    Daniel Taylor: Ravel Morrison at West Ham. A gamble, perhaps, but probably should be in England's Under-21s already. He's had an impressive pre-season and showing new signs of maturity.

    Manager to watch?

    Andy Hunter: David Moyes. He's taken on the hardest job in English football, faces a gruelling start and will get no credit for grinding out wins. But he can deliver if he, and United, adapt to different expectations.

    Daniel Taylor: Michael Laudrup. Apologies to all Swans, but another good season and it's easy to see him being lured to a bigger club.

    Louise Taylor: Paolo Di Canio. The self-styled "revolutionary" is clever enough to confound his many critics and lead a reborn Sunderland into the top 10.
  • TheSaint 12 May 2014 18:46:15 14,368 posts
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    Louise Taylor should be hanging her head in shame for those predictions.
  • Tom_Servo 12 May 2014 18:52:06 17,924 posts
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    Hers are always amazing. The previous year's set:

    Who'll win the league?

    Louise Taylor: Chelsea. Winning trophies promises to become a habit for Roberto Di Matteo. Roman Abramovich will be stuck with him.

    Who's first for the chop?

    Louise Taylor: Sam Allardyce. Philosophical fault lines could start to really show in a relegation struggle at Upton Park.

    Best signing? (BONUS ROUND!)

    Dominic Fifield: Alou Diarra to West Ham from Marseille. A player with unfinished business with the Premier League. Actually, unstarted business seeing as he never got a game for Liverpool.

    Jamie Jackson: Shinji Kagawa, if he gets a regular game. The Japanese should provide goals, create them and add a differing kind of x-factor to Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie.

    Kevin McCarra: Robert Green. QPR's acquisition of such an experienced goalkeeper as a free agent looks like a coup.


    Player of the season?

    Andy Hunter: Papiss Cissé, if he maintains his Newcastle form from the second half of last season.

    Louise Taylor: Hatem Ben Arfa, Newcastle United. He's brilliant, if a little brittle, and embodies football's appeal.


    Going for Ben Arfa two seasons in a row is just bizarre.
  • grey_matters 12 May 2014 18:52:11 3,730 posts
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    TheSaint wrote:
    Louise Taylor should be hanging her head in shame for those predictions.
    Most of them were laughable even at the time.
  • FWB 12 May 2014 18:55:29 44,530 posts
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    Probably uses a magic eight ball.
  • IMO 12 May 2014 18:56:23 5,659 posts
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    That Tottenham as Champions prediction really us baffling.
  • kalel 12 May 2014 19:00:08 87,578 posts
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    IMO wrote:
    That Tottenham as Champions prediction really us baffling.
    At the time would have been considered a more conservative prediction than Liverpool winning it.
  • superbob85 12 May 2014 19:04:26 2,019 posts
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    All 3 managers to watch didnt last the season. Great picks made there.
  • kalel 12 May 2014 19:13:01 87,578 posts
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    I wouldn't be surprised if Ben Arfa turned out to have depression or drug addiction or something. There's something wrong there beyond fitness issues.
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