The Premier League Thread

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  1. One of yer Norvern Saints

    One of yer Norvern Saints Well-Known Member

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    Until they won the league last year, I'd almost forgotten how bloody obnoxious some of their fans can be, whereas Man U fans are ... Nope. I would rather it was City. Everton would be good for a laugh too. I can't see it, but I have always found the Blue half of Liverpool much more acceptable than the Red so wouldn't be unhappy with that.
     
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  2. Le Tissier's Laces

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    Nice to see Lallana moonlighting in the French TV series I’m watching...


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  3. saintrichie123

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  4. Libby

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    Looks like someone I used to buy cocaine off in St Marys about a decade ago.
     
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  5. Ian Thumwood

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    Ides

    I have been saying for the last two seasons that Man Utd are on the right track. The way that they finished last season after the lockdown, I was really surprised that more people did not have Man Utd down as their favourites for this season. My gut feeling is that they will beat Liverpool on Sunday and also that Liverpool will slip further down the table. I cannot see Liverpool being as serious contenders this season as many pundits have made out. At their best, I think this current Utd squad is better, man for man. . City still look good and I also fancy Leicester to finish in the top three. I would not be at all surprised to see Liverpool slip to fourth.

    It struck me that whilst Liverpool and Man City have been the best two teams in the last few seasons, I think that those people suggesting Liverpool were involved in a renaissance which would have seen them be dominant for the next decade were overlooking the fact that the Premiership had been particularly weak and that the competition for the top places from the likes of Utd, Arsenal, Spurs and Chelsea was not there simply because these teams were rebuilding. Utd were the first to go in to a decline and look like being the first to recover. Man City have always struck me as the marginally better of the two and I think the fact these two teams have been head and shoulders above everyone else detracts from the reality that league has not been so competitive in the last few seasons. As good as Liverpool have been, you get the impression that they have peaked this season and probably need to re-build or at least refresh the squad. Somehow, they do not seem so relentless as they have looked previously. Utd do look a different prospect. This is a team with younger players who will only get better. I feel that they will win this league this summer much easier than many people imagine and fans will look back to Liverpool's success last season akin to how the Leicester championship is perceived now. It is probably a bit far to argue that Liverpool won't win again for another 30 years but , as a neutral, it really feels as if the tide has turned. I think Utd are unbeaten in something like 11 matches with only a couple of draws. This season's wins are not the exception for them - it is the other matches they should have won. If anyway is going to break the dominance of the exquisite Man City team, it will be Utd. It grieves me to say this but Man Utd seem to have found their identity and got their mojo back. Have to say that when Man Utd are on song, Liverpool are no match for the biggest club in the country. I hope that I am wrong because it makes the game more interesting when other clubs can have a good shout at the title. I just sense that Solskjaer is Utd through and through as is likely to emulate SAF more than anyone. Sunday will be interesting but Utd must surely be favourites on current form.
     
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  6. Le Tissier's Laces

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  7. saintrichie123

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    Lemina is not even in Fulham’s squad tonight, is he injured with a mystery injury again?
     
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  8. RSS

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    Probably too busy filming his doumentary about himself.
     
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  9. saintrichie123

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    Is the thing about welcome to London or something? I genuinely thought that was a wind up.
     
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  10. Ian Thumwood

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    Really disappointed with this series of "Spiral" which feels like it has run it's course. When it was procedural police drama, it was a fascinating insight in to the French legal system. I think there is a limit to how often her team can break the rules and still be resurrected. Laure is looking a lot older these days too and not so hot. :emoticon-0101-sadsm
    Also a shame that Arsene Wenger is no longer moonlighting as the judge.
     
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  11. RSS

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    I have no idea. I just saw that post about it the other day and beyond having a little laugh, I can't say I've looked into whether it's even true or not. He seems to have a pretty infalted ego though so wouldn't surprise me.
     
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  12. Le Tissier's Laces

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    No spoilers please, Ian! I’m only on season four (and completely agree with you regarding Laure. She’s lovely).
     
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  13. Saints Fan4Life

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    Oh its genuine.

    Fancy watching? <laugh>
     
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  14. saintrichie123

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    Oh my lord <doh>
     
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  15. st_brendy

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    That cross was worldly.
     
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  16. The Ides of March

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    I love reading your comments Ian as they are well thought out. Even a bias is backed up and not just opinionated. If you are not a journalist, you should be!! I, too, sense the title will be going to Old Trafford. Regarding Liverpool, they have been playing such intense footbal for over 3 seasons, and as you suggest the unit may have peaked with their key players Mane, Salad, VVD, and Henderson into their late 20s or just beyond.
     
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  17. davecg69

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    And I’ve only just finished season one! I’m a late starter!
     
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  18. tomw24

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    Yes Fulham!
     
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  19. st_brendy

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    And that one wasn't bad either.
     
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    Brighton fans must be sweating - and not just because of the current scoreline. Fulham have games in hand and, more importantly, look so much better recently.
     
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