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    2019/2020 Pre-season Predictions

    PREMIER LEAGUE
    Winner:
    Rest of top 4:
    Relegated:
    Top scorer:
    Best player:
    Best manager:
    First manager sacked:
    Best signing:
    Worst signing:
    Outlandish prediction:
    Any other thoughts?

    CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
    Winner:
    Runner up:
    Other semi-finalists:
    Top scorer:
    Outlandish prediction:

    CHAMPIONSHIP
    Winner:
    Runner up:
    Playoff winners:
    Outlandish prediction:

    OTHER WINNERS
    FA Cup:
    League Cup:
    Europa League:
    La Liga:
    Serie A:
    Bundesliga:
    Ligue 1:

    YOUR TEAM
    League Position:
    Best player:
    Worst player:
    Unsung hero:
    Best signing:
    Worst signing:
    Will your manager last the season?:
    Outlandish prediction:
    Any other thoughts?

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    PREMIER LEAGUE
    Winner: Man City
    Rest of top 4: Liverpool, Spurs, and I think in the spirit of optimism I'll say Chelsea
    Relegated: Newcastle, Norwich, Brighton
    Top scorer: Kane
    Best player: De Bruyne
    Best manager: Other than the obvious, Rodgers
    First manager sacked: Most of them are quite well bedded in, but I fear Marco Silva could be walking the lego plank soon enough
    Best signing: Tielemans to Leicester
    Worst signing: Cutrone to Wolves, or one that has yet to occur
    Outlandish prediction: It will be universally acknowledged as the most boring season in Premier League history, with loads of wanky thinkpieces about same.
    Any other thoughts? With additional Norwich, midlands and Yorkshire, there is a pleasing geographical spread, but I'd still like to see Bristol City up (we can lose Watford).

    CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
    Winner: Liverpool again, this time at an absolute canter
    Runner up: Juventus
    Other semi-finalists: Barcelona, Lyon
    Top scorer: Ronaldo
    Outlandish prediction: Atalanta in the quarter-finals

    CHAMPIONSHIP
    Winner: West Brom
    Runner up: Leeds
    Playoff winners: Derby
    Outlandish prediction: Huddersfield down again

    OTHER WINNERS
    FA Cup: Arsenal
    League Cup: Man City
    Europa League: Tottenham on the rebound
    La Liga: Atletico
    Serie A: Boreventus
    Bundesliga: Bore'em Munich
    Ligue 1: Boreis-St-Germain

    YOUR TEAM
    League Position: 4th or 5th
    Best player: Kantť
    Worst player: All strikers
    Unsung hero: Kepa
    Best signing: Pulisic
    Worst signing: Pulisic
    Will your manager last the season?: Yes
    Outlandish prediction: Highest league scorer will be in single figures
    Any other thoughts? We have a nice team tee to green but really need someone who can bag/notch/net on a regular basis, and if that person is Tammy Abraham then fair play but I will be immensely surprised.
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    PREMIER LEAGUE
    Winner: City
    Rest of top 4: Liverpool
    Relegated: Norwich, Villa, Watford
    Top scorer: Aubameyang
    Best player: Sterling
    Best manager: Guardilola
    First manager sacked: Dunno. Marco Silva is probably the most sackable but I have a feeling Everton will be alright. Dean Smith?
    Best signing: Haller and Joelinton both seem really smart buys.
    Worst signing: Dybala to United if it happens
    Outlandish prediction: Someone new
    Any other thoughts? I don't think there's anyone as obviously shit as in previous seasons. The bottom half feels like it could end up in any order.

    CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
    Winner: City
    Runner up: Liverpool
    Other semi-finalists: Juventus, PSG
    Top scorer: Whoever gets to play the wank Eastern European side in the group stage
    Outlandish prediction: The Spanish sides will be shit. Not sure that's outlandish any more though.

    CHAMPIONSHIP
    Winner: Leeds
    Runner up: Brentford
    Playoff winners: Stoke
    Outlandish prediction: I don't have any real opinions on the Championship, the above are just guesses after looking at some numbers for 30 seconds.

    OTHER WINNERS
    FA Cup: City
    League Cup: Chelsea u23s
    Europa League: Borussia Dortmund
    La Liga: Barcelona
    Serie A: Juventus
    Bundesliga: Bayern Munich
    Ligue 1: PSG

    YOUR TEAM
    League Position: 12th
    Best player: Solomon March
    Worst player: Bong
    Unsung hero: Tony Bloom
    Best signing: There's only one, Trossard, and I think he might be the bollocks.
    Worst signing:
    Will your manager last the season?: Yes
    Outlandish prediction: Brighton will be really good.
    Any other thoughts? I think it's hard not to be optimistic about the season ahead. Potter's even got Locadia looking like an absolute don in pre-season.

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    PREMIER LEAGUE
    Winner: Man City
    Rest of top 4: Liverpool 2nd, then probably some combo of Chelsea and Spurs again.
    Relegated: I dunno. I reckon Villa could do okay. Sheffield United, Norwich and Brighton, as a punt.
    Top scorer: Probably one of the Liverpool ones. I'll say Salah.
    Best player: I can't see van Dijk getting it again purely because people don't really like defenders winning these things too often. Maybe Salah for this as well.
    Best manager: Guardiola will get the award, assuming my prediction of them winning the league is correct.
    First manager sacked:Watford will probably decide they're due a new one.
    Best signing: I reckon Tielemans could be up there given what other clubs have spent on attackers.
    Worst signing: Whoever United panic-buy at the last minute because Woodward's been fucking about.
    Outlandish prediction: A fourth manager Premier League manager to develop a style of play.
    Any other thoughts? I may end up watching less Premier League football than ever this year. Even though I knew bugger all about the teams / players involved I still enjoyed the Womens World Cup (or the knockouts, at least) more than almost any other football from the last club season.

    CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
    Winner: Real Madrid
    Runner up: Juventus
    Other semi-finalists: Man City, Liverpool
    Top scorer: Ronaldo
    Outlandish prediction: BT's coverage to find new ways to be even more shit.


    OTHER WINNERS
    FA Cup: Chelsea
    League Cup: Arsenal are probably due one.
    Europa League: Emery used to love a Europa League didn't he? I'll say Arsenal continue the recent English success in the Wafer.
    La Liga: Barcelona
    Serie A: More like YAWNventus, amirite?
    Bundesliga: Bayern, presumably.
    Ligue 1: PSG, presumably.

    YOUR TEAM
    League Position: 5th?
    Best player: Dave Gayer.
    Worst player: Ashley Young
    Unsung hero: Lindelof
    Best signing: Wan-Bissaka if he isn't kept out of the team by young for his Knows The Club attribute.
    Worst signing: I may revise this if we go OH SHIT and spunk a load of money at the last minute but I don't think any of the current ones will have a BAD season.
    Will your manager last the season?: I think we'll largely look more consistent than we did under him after he started last year but I'm not convinced we have the squad to be super-confident of the top four, however if it looks like we're going to miss out on monies again they'll decide to either get rid of him or roll the dice on somebody in January I guess.
    Outlandish prediction: I hope to enjoy more than 30% of the United games I watch this year.
    Any other thoughts? I really wanted us to get off the mark quickly and try and have a decisive transfer window but we have, as per, farted about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dino View Post
    PREMIER LEAGUE

    Outlandish prediction: Someone new
    I forgot to come back to this after I decided against regurgitating the top 6 thing that is hardly outlandish if you have a twitter account. Let's go with there being another goal involving a beach ball at some point.

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    I always predict Spurs to miss out on the top 4 and they always make it, so youd think i would have learned by now, but this season Iím more confident than ever that weíre going to shit the bed

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    City will win the league, Liverpool second, and United in third ahead of Tottenham. Ronaldo will win the Champions' League, the teams who normally win the foreign leagues will do so again, and we will revert to being crap at Euro 2020.

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    Man City will probably take it all. Newcastle are royally fucked so they will be bottom by Christmas hopefully. The EFL will be a battle royale as per usual which means Salford will somehow sneak in and get promotion (just imagine) to League 1. Leeds will be Leeds and somehow Luton are back in the Championship which is mad. I'm praying to the fucking heavens that Torquay get back into the EFL and stay there.

    Man Utd will probably win Europa which will be the only means of getting back into Champions League contention. Everyone keep an eye on Wolves for top four. As for the domestic European leagues who cares. Barca, PSG and Juve it is then. Champions League will probably be Barcas or something similar.

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    PREMIER LEAGUE
    1. Man City
    2. Liverpool
    3. Tottenham
    4. Man United
    5. Arsenal
    6. Leicester
    7. Chelsea
    Relegated: Norwich, Newcastle, Palace
    Top scorer: Sterling
    Best player: De Bruyne
    Best manager: Rodgers
    First manager sacked: Bruce
    Best signing: Tielemens
    Worst signing: Haller
    Outlandish prediction: The clubs between the top seven and the relegation spots to form their own Supermiddling League in a search for a greater sense of purpose.

    CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
    Winner: Liverpool
    Runner up: Man City
    Other semi-finalists: Juventus, Dortmund
    Top scorer: Salah

    OTHER WINNERS
    FA Cup: Man City
    League Cup: Chelsea
    Europa League: Arsenal
    La Liga: Atletico Madrid
    Serie A: Juventus
    Bundesliga: Dortmund
    Ligue 1: PSG

    YOUR TEAM
    League Position: 13th
    Best player: Ryan
    Worst player: Izquierdo - not because he's bad but because he won't start the season and he might never get going properly.
    Unsung hero: Propper
    Best signing: Webster
    Worst signing: All t'riffic
    Will your manager last the season?: Yes
    Outlandish prediction: Nobody to score more than twelve goals.
    Any other thoughts? This was fun, thanks.

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    PREMIER LEAGUE
    Winner: Manchester City
    Rest of top 4: Liverpool, Spurs, Arsenal.
    Relegated: Newcastle, Crystal Palace, Burnley
    Top scorer: Aubameyang
    Best player: Bernardo Silva
    Best manager: Daniel Farke
    First manager sacked: Steve Bruce
    Best signing: Ndombele
    Worst signing: Wesley Moraes
    Outlandish prediction: All three promoted clubs to stay up
    Any other thoughts? Man City will more or less wrap it up by Christmas this time.

    CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
    Winner: Manchester City
    Runner up: Liverpool
    Other semi-finalists: PSG and Barcelona
    Top scorer: Mbappe
    Outlandish prediction: Juventus and Real Madrid wonít get out their group.

    CHAMPIONSHIP
    Winner: Leeds
    Runner up: West Brom
    Playoff winners: Brentford
    Outlandish prediction:

    OTHER WINNERS
    FA Cup: Chelsea
    League Cup: Arsenal
    Europa League: RB Leipzig
    La Liga: Atlťtico Madrid
    Serie A: Juventus
    Bundesliga: Dortmund
    Ligue 1: PSG

    YOUR TEAM
    League Position: 7th
    Best player: Youri Tielemans
    Worst player: Gray if he plays. Schmeichel maybe? No one I really donít rate or dislike in the first eleven.
    Unsung hero: Johnny Evans
    Best signing: Tielemans on a permanent deal
    Worst signing: none really, maybe some of the young players we seem to sign every year who go and play hoofball for the u23s and never go on loan or improve.
    Will your manager last the season?: Yes
    Outlandish prediction: the majority of support will finally get used to attempting to pass the ball around a bit and not start kicking off when the ball hasnít been launched forwards at the earliest possible opportunity.
    Any other thoughts?I am so looking forward to this season. Great young squad with a good manager playing lovely football. There is potential to crack the top six or win a trophy but even if we donít itíll be a fun ride.

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    PREMIER LEAGUE
    Winner: Man City
    Rest of top 4: Liverpool, Tottenham & Arsenal
    Relegated: Crystal Palace, Aston Villa & Brighton
    Top scorer: Aguero
    Best player: Oxlade-Chamberlain
    Best manager: Chris Wilder
    First manager sacked: Pellegrini
    Best signing: Callum Robinson
    Worst signing: Albian Ajeti
    Outlandish prediction: Sheff Utd top half finish.
    Any other thoughts? VAR will ruin football. Too many pens, too many pens.

    CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
    Winner: Liverpool
    Runner up: Juventus
    Other semi-finalists: Man City & Barcelona
    Top scorer: Ronaldo
    Outlandish prediction: Spurs out in the group stage.

    CHAMPIONSHIP
    Winner: Fulham
    Runner up: Leeds
    Playoff winners: Barnsley
    Outlandish prediction: Not got a clue.

    OTHER WINNERS
    FA Cup: Man City
    League Cup: Everton
    Europa League: Tottenham
    La Liga: Barcelona
    Serie A: Juventus
    Bundesliga: Dortmund
    Ligue 1: PSG

    YOUR TEAM
    League Position: 2nd
    Best player: Alisson
    Worst player: Salah
    Unsung hero: Fabinho
    Best signing: Sepp van den Berg?
    Worst signing: Adrian?
    Will your manager last the season?: 100%
    Outlandish prediction: Unbeaten season
    Any other thoughts? The white kit is class.
    I'm a twit

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    Joelinton will be the worst signing, definitely. The man came for 44 million, which I was unaware of, off of a 7-goal season for Hoffenheim. The year before that he scored 7 in 27 in Austria. Great work all round, Newcastle

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    Meant to do this earlier. 14th and down could be in any order.

    1. City
    2. Liverpool
    3. Spurs
    4. United
    5. Arsenal
    6. Chelsea
    7. Everton
    8. Leicester
    9. Wolves
    10. West Ham
    11. Southampton
    12. Brighton
    13. Bournemouth
    14. Palace
    15. Norwich
    16. Watford
    17. Sheffield United
    18. Newcastle
    19. Burnley
    20. Villa

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    Never known as unanimous a set of views on 1-2-3 as we have this year. Will be interesting if anyone else threatens even into say November/December for those spots.

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    1. Liverpool
    2. Man City
    3. Arsenal
    4. Chelsea
    5-20.......

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    It's reassuring that we haven't fell for this weird Leicester/Wolves for fifth and sixth NARRATIVE that has come out of nowhere. The non-challenging rest of the 'Big Six' were competing to be the most shit last season and they were all still comfortably ahead, so why would it suddenly change this year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis View Post
    It's reassuring that we haven't fell for this weird Leicester/Wolves for fifth and sixth NARRATIVE that has come out of nowhere. The non-challenging rest of the 'Big Six' were competing to be the most shit last season and they were all still comfortably ahead, so why would it suddenly change this year?
    Journalists and talking heads trying to look smart because nobody will remember in May that they were wrong. You can't blow yourself when you're saying Man Utd/Spurs/Chelsea will finish 5th or 6th. Wolves or Leicester won't be within a hounds gowl of 5th.

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    I've toyed with it, with two of them managed by probable binmen. The squads are that much better than the rest that it probably doesn't matter.

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    Wolves were better than United for most of last season, tbh, but I doubt they will be this time.

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    PREMIER LEAGUE
    Winner: Man City
    Rest of top 4: Liverpool, Man Utd, Spurs
    Relegated: Newcastle, Sheff Utd, Brighton
    Top scorer: Harry Kane
    Best player: Raheem Sterling
    Best manager: The Bald Fraud
    First manager sacked: Steve Bruce
    Best signing: Maguire
    Worst signing: David Luiz
    Outlandish prediction: Chelsea to finish below Wolves
    Any other thoughts? I'll know if United will finish 3rd or 7th within a fortnight.

    CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
    Winner: Juventus
    Runner up: Barca
    Other semi-finalists: Man City and Real Madrid
    Top scorer: Ronaldo
    Outlandish prediction: Liverpool knocked out in the first knockout stage

    CHAMPIONSHIP
    Winner: Leeds
    Runner up: WBA
    Playoff winners: Fulham
    Outlandish prediction: Stoke to go down

    OTHER WINNERS
    FA Cup: Man Utd
    League Cup: Spurs
    Europa League: Man Utd
    La Liga: Barca
    Serie A: Juventus
    Bundesliga: Bayern
    Ligue 1: PSG


    YOUR TEAM
    League Position: 3rd
    Best player: Pogba
    Worst player: Matic (he needs putting out to pasture)
    Unsung hero: McTominay
    Best signing: Maguire
    Worst signing: Umm, I'm happy with all 3. Let's say James?
    Will your manager last the season?: Yes
    Outlandish prediction: Martial will score 20+
    Any other thoughts? Jesus Christ please don't be shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Floyd View Post
    Never known as unanimous a set of views on 1-2-3 as we have this year. Will be interesting if anyone else threatens even into say November/December for those spots.
    It's not usually until February where any unexpected sides really fall away (see Spurs last year after being deemed well in the title race and then losing about 10 in a row) so unless City go berserk there will be more than 2 or 3 sides interested at Christmas.

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    Spurs are the new Arsenal. They were in the title race in the same way Arsenal has been in the title over the years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SincereTheRebel View Post
    Spurs are the new Arsenal. They were in the title race in the same way Arsenal has been in the title over the years.
    By winning some of them?

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    PREMIER LEAGUE
    Winner: Man City
    Rest of top 4:Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal
    Relegated:Villa, Norwich, Sheff Wed
    Top scorer: Martial
    Best player: Raul
    Best manager: Nuno
    First manager sacked:
    Best signing: Rodri
    Worst signing: David Luiz
    Outlandish prediction: Wolves to finish above Chelski of Man Utd
    Any other thoughts?

    CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
    Winner: Man City
    Runner up: Dortmund
    Other semi-finalists: Barcelona, A.Madrid
    Top scorer: Sterling
    Outlandish prediction:

    OTHER WINNERS
    FA Cup: Wolves
    League Cup: Wolves
    Europa League: Wolves
    La Liga: Barca
    Serie A: Juve
    Bundesliga: Dortmund
    Ligue 1: PSG

    YOUR TEAM
    League Position: 5th
    Best player: Raul
    Worst player: Adama especially if he is deployed at RWB
    Unsung hero: Vinagre
    Best signing: Cutrone
    Worst signing: n/a
    Will your manager last the season?: Yes
    Outlandish prediction: All Facts
    Any other thoughts?[/QUOTE]

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    1. Man City
    2. Liverpool
    3. Arsenal
    4. Tottenham
    5. Man Utd
    6. Chelsea
    7. Wolves
    8. Everton
    9. Leicester
    10. West Ham
    11. Newcastle
    12. Brighton
    13. Burnley
    14. Aston Villa
    15. Southampton
    16. Watford
    17. Bournemouth
    18. Crystal Palace
    19. Norwich
    20. Sheff Utd

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