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    Predictions 2014-15

    Premier League champions:

    Qualifiers for the Champions League:

    Relegated:

    Promoted:

    Top goalscorer:

    Player of the Season:

    Young Player of the Season:

    Sack race winner:

    FA Cup winners:

    League Cup winners:

    Champions League winners:

    Europa League winners:

    Best signing:

    Worst signing:

    Breakthrough artist (aka the Player Who Suddenly Becomes Recognised As Very Good award:

    Add your own, fuckers!
    Last edited by Simon; July 23rd, 2014 at 11:13 AM.

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    Premier League champions: Chelsea. Just think they've strengthened in all the right areas. It's crazy how often teams fail to identify obvious weak links that everyone can see - United's lack of centre mids, Arsenal never finding a holding mid while overloading on attacking mids, Tottenham's ever-unbalanced squad. Last year Chelsea's obvious weakness was that they lacked a striker, they signed last season's best out-and-out striker in Europe. Liverpool won't be anywhere near this year, Arsenal and United might get closer but still won't be challenging...it's out of Chelsea and City, and I think Chelsea have strengthened massively while City have just had a wee tinker.

    Qualifiers for the Champions League: Chelsea, City, Arsenal and United. The first two are a given, the other two will be fighting it out with Liverpool and possibly Everton/us (unlikely in both cases) but should have enough given their improvements.

    Relegated: West Brom, Burnley and West Ham. I think QPR have strengthened well - Ferdinand was an obvious signing but one that, even half-fit and ageing, should do well for the standard they need as well as helping Caulker improve. Sunderland should do better, Leicester have a bit of money behind them...Burnley have done nothing so far and will struggle to hold onto the players that took them up, West Brom look bollocksed and the West Ham/Allardyce relationship has to go sour at some point; when it does they will be fucked as, cunt that he is, Allardyce does a good job with shit teams.

    Promoted: Not really up to date on what the Championship is saying but Derby look well set, Norwich should bounce back and maybe Fulham seeing as the club are spending silly money on proven Championship heroes to get back up.

    Top goalscorer: Would be easy to say Costa but I'm going to say RVP. Just think Van Gaal will get the most out of him.

    Player of the Season: Toure's bulying his way to the front of the queue with all his whinging at the moment, so if he does well again last year it will be politically difficult for him not to get it.

    Young Player of the Season: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, such a good player and if he stays fit he should play regularly for the cunts.

    Sack race winner: Allardyce. Good riddance.

    FA Cup winners: City.

    League Cup winners: United, on their way back up.

    Champions League winners: Think Guardiola will have the hump with how Bayern collapsed last year and win it back for them.

    Europa League winners: Can't remember what the rules are now re. CL clubs dropping down and am I right in thinking the winner gets a CL spot from this year? If so then you should see a lot more teams taking it seriously - maybe Fiorentina?

    Best signing: If anyone from the Prem signs Di Maria, then him. Otherwise Costa. Kicking, punching, scratching and diving his way to dubious glory.

    Worst signing: Enner Valencia. Panic buy after a good World Cup, textbook flop case. Watch him score 20 now.

    Breakthrough artist (aka the Player Who Suddenly Becomes Recognised As Very Good award: Erik Lamela

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    Premier League champions: Chelsea

    Qualifiers for the Champions League: City, Arsenal, Man Utd

    Relegated: QPR, leicester, Villa

    Promoted: Derby , Cardiff, Wigan

    Top goalscorer: Costa

    Player of the Season: Fabregas

    Young Player of the Season: Januzaj

    Sack race winner: Alan Irvine

    FA Cup winners: man utd

    League Cup winners: everton

    Champions League winners: Real madrid

    Europa League winners: Sevilla

    Best signing: Hmm tough one,Im going to say Costa

    Worst signing: Mauro Zarrate , dont see him doing well at all.

    Breakthrough artist (aka the Player Who Suddenly Becomes Recognised As Very Good award: phil jones?

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    Premier League champions:

    Chelsea

    Qualifiers for the Champions League:

    Chelsea, City, Arsenal, United

    Relegated:

    QPR, Burnley, West Brom

    Promoted:

    Fulham, Derby, Norwich

    Top goalscorer:

    Aguero

    Player of the Season:

    Hopefully Sanchez but I'll go with Aguero

    Young Player of the Season:

    Hopefully Oxlade-Chamberlain. Sterling maybe.

    Sack race winner:

    Alan Irvine

    FA Cup winners:

    Everton

    League Cup winners:

    Arsenal

    Champions League winners:

    Bayern

    Europa League winners:

    Fuck knows. I'll guess at Benfica.

    Best signing:

    Fabregas

    Worst signing:

    Joe Cole

    Breakthrough artist (aka the Player Who Suddenly Becomes Recognised As Very Good award:

    James McCarthy, Vertonghen, Lovren

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    Premier League champions: City

    Qualifiers for the Champions League: Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool

    Relegated: Burnley, West Brom and QPR

    Promoted: Wigan, Fulham and Ipswich

    Top goalscorer: Giroud

    Player of the Season: David Silva

    Young Player of the Season: The Ox

    Sack race winner: Garry Monk

    FA Cup winners: Chelsea

    League Cup winners: Villa

    Champions League winners: Real Madrid

    Europa League winners: Everton

    Best signing: Enner Valencia

    Worst signing: Graziano Pelle

    Breakthrough artist (aka the Player Who Suddenly Becomes Recognised As Very Good award:

    Fabian Delph

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    Premier League champions: Chelsea

    Qualifiers for the Champions League: Man City , Man Utd , Arsenal

    Relegated: West Brom , Leicester , Burnley

    Promoted: Cardiff , Derby , Ipswich

    Top goalscorer: Robin Van Persie

    Player of the Season: Samir Nasri

    Young Player of the Season: Ross Barkley

    Sack race winner: Paul Lambert

    FA Cup winners: Man Utd

    League Cup winners: Man City

    Champions League winners: Barcelona

    Europa League winners: Hull City (I wish) Villarreal probably

    Best signing: Ander Herrera (basing this on him being hyped up as such when Man Utd improve)

    Worst signing: Brown Ideye (a 10m pound striker that the manager admits he's never seen play has disaster written all over it.)

    Breakthrough artist (aka the Player Who Suddenly Becomes Recognised As Very Good award: Mark Noble (Fuck you all he should be in the England team and I think he'll prove it this season)
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    Categorically Leicester will not go down this season. No way, won't happen, not a chance.

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    Premier League champions: Arsenal

    Qualifiers for the Champions League:
    Man United, Man City, Chelsea

    Relegated:
    Burnley, West Ham, QPR

    Promoted:
    Cardiff, Fulham, Nott Forest

    Top goalscorer:
    Diego Costa

    Player of the Season:
    Sanchez

    Young Player of the Season:
    Sterling

    Sack race winner:
    Sean Dyche

    FA Cup winners:
    Liverpool

    League Cup winners:
    Man City

    Champions League winners:
    Real Madrid

    Europa League winners:
    Dunno... Inter Milan?

    Best signing:
    Sanchez

    Worst signing:
    Joe Cole

    Breakthrough artist (aka the Player Who Suddenly Becomes Recognised As Very Good award:
    Joe Allen

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    Who do you support Clive you wanker. Fulham I bet.
    Last edited by Simon; July 24th, 2014 at 6:51 AM.

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    Oxford City. Don't have a Premiership team.

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    Ah right, post more in this forum. I want to hear your opinions on Graham Dorrans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clive Plasma View Post
    Oxford City. Don't have a Premiership team.
    Why City and not United, Clive?

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    Can't tell if you're being serious or not.

    I don't know too much about him. Didn't get much of a look in last season did he? Used to be quite good from what I remember, he's been at West Brom for ages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    Why City and not United, Clive?
    I never had an affiliation with a team, and when I graduated from Uni I needed something to entertain me on the weekends. I lived in a small village outside of Oxford and me and all my friends thought going to see Oxford City would be a laugh. You can drink in the stands, it was budget borderline Sunday league football, and they were winning. United were viewed as the 'corporate' team by comparison, more expensive tickets and less of a community feel. We were welcomed in with open arms at City, nicknamed 'The Choir' for our creative chants, and followed them to most of their away games.

    I haven't seen a game in about a year because it's difficult now they're in the Conference North, but I just felt like I could associate with it.

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    Joe Cole was on a free and a massively reduced wage. Hardly worthy of being "worst signing" given there's very little risk to him coming in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rosk View Post
    Joe Cole was on a free and a massively reduced wage. Hardly worthy of being "worst signing" given there's very little risk to him coming in.
    I just think he'll be terrible in terms of performance.

    If you look at it like that, I'd have gone for Lallana because I don't believe he's worth the money they paid for him, nor will they get the return they expect from him.

    But then again I haven't been paying too much attention to the transfer market, so there is arguably worse signings out there.

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    Premier League champions: Chelsea (wanted to put Arsenal but couldnt quite)

    Qualifiers for the Champions League: Chelsea, Man City, Arsenal, Man Utd

    Relegated: Leicester, Sunderland, Burnley

    Promoted: Leeds, Watford, Fulham

    Top goalscorer: Robin Van Persie

    Player of the Season: Aaron Ramsey

    Young Player of the Season: Luke Shaw

    Sack race winner: Alan Pardew

    FA Cup winners: Everton

    League Cup winners: Arsenal

    Champions League winners: Bayern Munich

    Europa League winners: ??

    Best signing: Alexis Sanchez

    Worst signing: All the Villa ones

    Breakthrough artist (aka the Player Who Suddenly Becomes Recognised As Very Good award: Riviere at Newcastle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    Categorically Leicester will not go down this season. No way, won't happen, not a chance.
    Quoted for posterity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rosk View Post
    Joe Cole was on a free and a massively reduced wage. Hardly worthy of being "worst signing" given there's very little risk to him coming in.
    I can see him really thriving. Villa missed a creative attacking midfielder last season and it fits him perfectly.

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    Wait, Alex is a Newcastle fan?

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    Yep.

    Follows Cheltenham a little I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rosk View Post
    Joe Cole was on a free and a massively reduced wage. Hardly worthy of being "worst signing" given there's very little risk to him coming in.
    Fair enough I do think he'll be terrible though. He's been past it for years and I can't believe a premiership club that wasn't QPR picked him up. If I'd thought about it I'd probably have gone for the 10m pound striker West Brom have signed. In fact I'm going to change to him now.

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    Senderos and Richardson are also shite. I was tempted to put Villa to go down in all honesty.

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    Why did you tip Leeds for promotion?

    I know I hate them but even without that I was a bit surprised what with them having a mental owner , they've sold their best player and have appointed a manager who got sacked from Forest Green.

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    Premier League champions: Arsenal. I think it is going to be a great season and there's so little between the top sides but I fancy this to be Arsenal's year. They need to man up a bit and stop getting hammered three or four times a season but I think everyone at the top will drop a lot of points and if they can stay fit then Walcott and Sanchez - with Ozil and Carlona pulling the strings behind them - will fire Arsenal to the top.

    Qualifiers for the Champions League: Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United. Sorry Liverpool.

    Relegated: Leicester City, Southampton, West Brom. Leicester have cash but I don't think they're spending it wisely and I don't see where the goals will come from. Southampton are bankers for the drop. West Brom are rubbish. Newcastle to survive on the final day.

    Promoted: Fulham, Nottingham Forest, AFC Bournemouth

    Top goalscorer: Wayne Rooney

    Player of the Season: Alexis Sanchez

    Young Player of the Season: Raheem Stirling

    Sack race winner: Ronald Koeman

    FA Cup winners: Manchester City

    League Cup winners: Chelsea

    Champions League winners: Real Madrid

    Europa League winners: Couldn't care less

    Best signing: Alexis Sanchez. Tailor made for the Premier League

    Worst signing: No idea.

    Breakthrough artist (aka the Player Who Suddenly Becomes Recognised As Very Good award: Phil Jones
    Last edited by Beefy; July 24th, 2014 at 6:47 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary J View Post
    Why did you tip Leeds for promotion?

    I know I hate them but even without that I was a bit surprised what with them having a mental owner , they've sold their best player and have appointed a manager who got sacked from Forest Green.
    I think it is more expectation more than anything else. I know they have had shite management, but surely they must get it right eventually

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    Beefy - such a massive if about getting dicked on by the big sides.

    3-6, 1-5, 0-6 & 0-3...I'm not sure we will improve in that area unless we sign an enforcer. I'd love to be wrong, but City and Chelsea in particular look stronger to me still

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    Wait, Alex is a Newcastle fan?
    Quote Originally Posted by son_of_foley View Post
    Yep.

    Follows Cheltenham a little I think
    I swear that comes up every few years with that exact response.

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    Premier League champions: Man City
    Qualifiers for the Champions League: Chelsea, Arsenal, Everton
    Relegated: West Brom, Burnley, Leicester
    Promoted: Derby, Fulham, Cardiff
    Top goalscorer: RVP
    Player of the Season: Silva
    Young Player of the Season: Ross Barkley
    Sack race winner: Sam Allardyce
    FA Cup winners: Man City
    League Cup winners: Newcastle
    Champions League winners: Bayern
    Europa League winners: Everton
    Best signing: Sanchez
    Worst signing: Diego Costa
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