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2017/18 Football season chat

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:14 am
by dste
Well technically it's the start of another new season as it's Premier League fixtures day. Woop :D

Opening day Premier League fixtures.

Arsenal v Leicester City
Brighton and Hove Albion v Manchester City
Chelsea v Burnley
Crystal Palace v Huddersfield Town
Everton v Stoke City
Manchester United v West Ham United
Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur
Southampton v Swansea City
Watford v Liverpool
West Bromwich Albion v Bournemouth

Re: 2017/18 Football season chat

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:48 am
by The Laird
Newcastle away, interesting first day for my boys

Re: 2017/18 Football season chat

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:05 am
by AceGrace
At home to Man City. Going to be heaving. Still superb stuff :D

Re: 2017/18 Football season chat

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:35 am
by Darran@Retro Gamer
I have no interest in football at all, but it's amazing to see Bournemouth with all the top-tier teams.

Re: 2017/18 Football season chat

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:15 am
by English Invader
Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:35 am
I have no interest in football at all, but it's amazing to see Bournemouth with all the top-tier teams.
This will be their third season in the top-flight and last season they finished 9th out of 20 teams so, all things considered, they're doing quite well.

Re: 2017/18 Football season chat

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:27 pm
by dste
The Laird wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:48 am
Newcastle away, interesting first day for my boys
Hopefully not the same result as the last time you played them... :wink:

Re: 2017/18 Football season chat

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:57 pm
by Treguard
Against a possibly Costa-less, Hazard-less, Batshuyai-less Chelsea. They'll probably still nick it one nil though.

Re: 2017/18 Football season chat

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:53 pm
by dste
Another bad day for Sunderland as Derek McInnes turns down the manager job and Jordan Pickford joins Everton, though it was for between £25-30M.

Talking of Everton, they also signed Davy Klaassem from Ajax for £23.6M. Who would have thought that we would see the day where Everton spend around £50M in one day.

Re: 2017/18 Football season chat

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:01 am
by English Invader
dste wrote:
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:53 pm
Another bad day for Sunderland as Derek McInnes turns down the manager job and Jordan Pickford joins Everton, though it was for between £25-30M.

Talking of Everton, they also signed Davy Klaassem from Ajax for £23.6M. Who would have thought that we would see the day where Everton spend around £50M in one day.
You have to wonder about the wisdom of spending that kind of money on a keeper who has barely completed a season as an established #1 and isn't even a full international yet:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordan_Pickford

Re: 2017/18 Football season chat

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:01 am
by Liamh1982
English Invader wrote:
Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:01 am
You have to wonder about the wisdom of spending that kind of money on a keeper who has barely completed a season as an established #1 and isn't even a full international yet:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordan_Pickford
That's the full effect of the "being English" premium kicking in. Any other nationality and he'd have cost £10m, tops.
Ditto Leicester paying £17m for Harry Maguire.

Re: 2017/18 Football season chat

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:43 pm
by dste
It's the crazy money of Football.

To be fair though he is only 23 and does have at least some Premier League experience if not much. If Everton keep him for a decade it's around £3M a year and is still only around 20-25% of what Man Utd paid for Pogba. Strikers sell for double/triple the price but for some reason Keepers sell for peanuts compared and do equally an important job.

In other news, apparently Cristiano Ronaldo has told Real Madrid that he wants to leave and Charlton are playing both Exeter and Cheltenham in the EFL cup. :lol:

Re: 2017/18 Football season chat

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:26 pm
by English Invader
dste wrote:
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:43 pm
To be fair though he is only 23 and does have at least some Premier League experience if not much. If Everton keep him for a decade it's around £3M a year and is still only around 20-25% of what Man Utd paid for Pogba. Strikers sell for double/triple the price but for some reason Keepers sell for peanuts compared and do equally an important job.
Young goalkeepers can be a very risky business. They can be very promising in their youth and then fall to pieces in the space of a couple of seasons. David James and Paul Robinson both had very shaky spells in their mid-late twenties and the time it takes for them to recover is usually much longer than most clubs can afford.

Personally, I'll take a keeper in his early-mid 30s over a twenty-something any day of the week. Composure is everything for a keeper and the youngsters just don't have it.

Re: 2017/18 Football season chat

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:03 am
by dste
English Invader wrote:
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:26 pm
Personally, I'll take a keeper in his early-mid 30s over a twenty-something any day of the week. Composure is everything for a keeper and the youngsters just don't have it.
Like Claudio Bravo... :wink: :lol:

To be fair it can happen to any young player, especially in these circumstances. Look at Andy Carroll, half a decent season in the championship and suddenly worth £35M. Has done absolutely sod all since.

Re: 2017/18 Football season chat

Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:37 am
by dste
Opening fixtures.

Championship

Aston Villa V Hull City
Bolton Wanderers V Leeds United
Bristol City V Barnsley
Burton Albion V Cardiff City
Fulham V Norwich City
Ipswich Town V Birmingham City
Nottingham Forest V Millwall
Preston North End V Sheffield Wednesday
Queens Park Rangers V Reading
Sheffield United V Brentford
Sunderland V Derby County
Wolverhampton Wanderers V Middlesbrough

League One

Bradford City V Blackpool
Bury V Walsall
Charlton Athletic V Bristol Rovers
Doncaster Rovers V Gillingham
Fleetwood Town V Rotherham United
Milton Keynes Dons V Wigan Athletic
Oldham Athletic V Oxford United
Peterborough United V Plymouth Argyle
Portsmouth V Rochdale
Scunthorpe United V AFC Wimbledon
Shrewsbury Town V Northampton Town
Southend United V Blackburn Rovers

League Two

Accrington Stanley V Colchester United
Carlisle United V Swindon Town
Chesterfield V Grimsby Town
Coventry City V Notts County
Crawley Town V Port Vale
Crewe Alexandra V Mansfield Town
Exeter City V Cambridge United
Forest Green Rovers V Barnet
Luton Town V Yeovil Town
Morecambe V Cheltenham Town
Stevenage V Newport County
Wycombe Wanderers V Lincoln City

Re: 2017/18 Football season chat

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:41 pm
by dste
Everton have signed Michael Keane from Burnley for up to £30M.

AC Milan have signed Borini from Sunderland on loan with an obligation to buy. :shock: