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Serene Grace
August 15th, 2009, 11:52 PM
So, Went allowed this (yay).

The Premiership is once again, open. New players, new season and matches to look forward to. So lets discuss.

Razer302
August 16th, 2009, 06:08 AM
I have a few friends coming round to watch Liverpools first game of the season. I think this season will be a real ttest for the side as Alonso was a vital player in the team and even though we have Mascherano he isn't as good as Alonso so we will have a weaker midfield area.

Arsenal had a great start to the season. The completely dominated Everton even though Everton had the home advantage. Everton's defencive performance was one of the weakest I have seen in a long time.

Yesterday realy seemed to be a day for the away teams, only Chelsea and Stoke managed home wins, and Chelseas home win wasn't that convincing as the goal came very late in the match.

Nuke
August 16th, 2009, 06:14 AM
Lol, didn't notice this.

Missed out by a few hours.

Anyone watching the United game?

Crimson Stardust
August 16th, 2009, 06:51 AM
Yeah...manchester united or Red Devils will rule the league again..xD

Nuke
August 17th, 2009, 03:12 AM
Spurs beat Liverpool.

Very good day yesterday then.

Mukkamoto
August 17th, 2009, 03:17 AM
Liverpool are struggling with the loss of Alonso :/ haha and it really showed in the game against Spurs.
Chelsea's game was a little to disappointing aswell even though they did win. It just wasnt convincing.

Like Liverpool, Man U are playing without Cristiano Ronaldo, which is a huge set-back for them, and this season will be much tougher.

I think that this season will be a very interesting one, seeing arsenal proved the critics wrong by hammering the toffees, and the top 3's opening games weren't as pleasing as i thought i'd be. Man City on the other hand may pose a threat to any of the 'top 4' considering all of the teams first game.

btw i'm an arsenal fan.

Nuke
August 17th, 2009, 03:21 AM
I don't think it will be too hard without Ronaldo.

He and Messi are obviously in a class of their own but I think this opens our team up a bit and lets other people get more of a chance. Alot of players will shine for us this season but I think Rooney will make the most improvement with Ronaldo gone.

Mukkamoto
August 17th, 2009, 03:29 AM
I don't think it will be too hard without Ronaldo.

He and Messi are obviously in a class of their own but I think this opens our team up a bit and lets other people get more of a chance. Alot of players will shine for us this season but I think Rooney will make the most improvement with Ronaldo gone.

Rooney does get a chance to prove himself, but Ronaldo played such a vital role. To me Ronaldo is greater than Messi. He had pace, and got the team attacking. He was a immediate threat to every team that Man U played. The style of play is going to change for Man U, good or bad we can't say until the season progresses.

Nuke
August 17th, 2009, 03:36 AM
Anyway, Was Aquilani not playing for Liverpool?

He was supposed to fill the void.

Mukkamoto
August 17th, 2009, 03:42 AM
Anyway, Was Aquilani not playing for Liverpool?

He was supposed to fill the void.

I think he has an ankle/knee injury? won't be back til october earliest. Aquilani won't be able to fill Alonso but atleast it will strengthen Liverpool's midfield.

Nuke
August 17th, 2009, 03:44 AM
I dont think Liverpool really have enough depth.

If Torres gets injured, they dont have a real striker to replace him.

Mukkamoto
August 17th, 2009, 03:50 AM
I dont think Liverpool really have enough depth.

If Torres gets injured, they dont have a real striker to replace him.

Looks like Liverpool are more likely to leave the 'top 4' rather than Arsenal :)

Nuke
August 17th, 2009, 03:56 AM
I dont think either will drop out this year.

Everton have already shown they aren't up to much and they havent had any money to improve the squad.

Man City will take alot of time to gel and even when they do they signed Tevez who was less than impressive last season, Santa Cruz who probably wont get many games, Adebayor & Toure which just funds Arsenal to get better players to move away from them and Barry who was actually a good signing. 5th is realistic though.

Spurs might have a chance but some of their good players tend to start playing bad randomly.

Mr. Avocado
August 17th, 2009, 03:56 AM
Also, Wigan are doing well! They beat Aston Villa and deserved it. Rodagella scored a screamer!

BTW im a Chelsea fan!

Mukkamoto
August 17th, 2009, 04:00 AM
I dont think either will drop out this year.

Everton have already shown they aren't up to much and they havent had any money to improve the squad.

Man City will take alot of time to gel and even when they do they signed Tevez who was less than impressive last season, Santa Cruz who probably wont get many games, Adebayor & Toure which just funds Arsenal to get better players to move away from them and Barry who was actually a good signing. 5th is realistic though.

Spurs might have a chance but some of their good players tend to start playing bad randomly.


when you bring spurs into this, i think spurs are better than Man City, seeing as Luka Modric played a much better game, and if he keeps up the style, and if Spurs on the whole can finish higher than last and higher than Man City.

Also, Wigan are doing well! They beat Aston Villa and deserved it. Rodagella scored a screamer!

BTW im a Chelsea fan!

Chelsea >_> lulz

Serene Grace
August 18th, 2009, 05:54 AM
I wonder how many Man U fans are currently residing here.

Anyway, Arsenal really suprised me by scoring six goals. I have to say, I'm impressed. Everton, however, played so bad it wasn't even funny. Fabregas' goal, he ran about 60 yards and no one even came near him. They need to wake up from the holidays because Arsenal shouldn't have won their first game so easily. T_T

Mukkamoto
August 18th, 2009, 06:04 AM
http://maxowen.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/arsenal-logo.png?w=403&h=447

Nuke
August 18th, 2009, 06:27 AM
http://maxowen.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/arsenal-logo.png?w=403&h=447

Worst post ever on PC.

Until someone puts a Liverpool badge up.

Wenger has said he thinks there will be a European super league in the next 10 years, I can't imagine how it would go. The smaller teams would be gone from lack of money a few years after it's possible creation.

Serene Grace
August 18th, 2009, 06:50 AM
Worst post ever on PC.

Until someone puts a Liverpool badge up.

Wenger has said he thinks there will be a European super league in the next 10 years, I can't imagine how it would go. The smaller teams would be gone from lack of money a few years after it's possible creation.
You know that whatever Wenger says will not happen.

"I'm going to buy a flourish of players for us within the next season" Arsene Wenger 2007

Mukkamoto
August 18th, 2009, 07:29 AM
Worst post ever on PC.

oooww really? don't hate dude.

Barney.
August 18th, 2009, 02:08 PM
I personally think that, Liverpool can't be judged after one game...A game in which any club would've struggled, yes we miss Alonso..Badly..Yes we have absolutely no depth..But we had no depth last season either...We've replaced Alonso with Aquilani who, from what I've seen, has just as much ability as Alonso and is younger.

We are now faced with what I think is a weaker Man U team, a weaker Chelsea, in the fact that Hiddink > Ancelotti..Ancelotti was just a name IMO, and ok, a stronger Arsenal team, due to the fact that they've matured, but still lack the experience and strength to make the cut..Yeah, you can pass against open teams...Just wait until you go away to Stoke.

I have no idea how this season will pan out...I think it will be more open than ever though.

Nuke
August 19th, 2009, 04:17 AM
Arsenal cant be too much stronger, while a few of their younger players are much better now (Wilshere) they also sold Toure and Adebayor without replacements.

Unless you count Vermaelen who was apparently only an average player at Ajax.

Barney.
August 19th, 2009, 04:27 AM
Arsenal cant be too much stronger, while a few of their younger players are much better now (Wilshere) they also sold Toure and Adebayor without replacements.

Unless you count Vermaelen who was apparently only an average player at Ajax.

Toure was past his best...Adebayor will be missed, but he was always second best to Van Persie.

Vermaelen..I'm not too sure what to make of him, he did look good against everton but then again, so did the whole Arsenal team.

Mukkamoto
August 19th, 2009, 04:59 AM
Toure was past his best...Adebayor will be missed, but he was always second best to Van Persie.

Vermaelen..I'm not too sure what to make of him, he did look good against everton but then again, so did the whole Arsenal team.

1. There is still time for the transfer window to close, so Wenger can still buy and he wants to strengthen his denfense, so who knows he may buy or not buy. Varmaelen played well in both the Everton game & against Celtic so he may not be the best replacement but he is showing to be good.

tbh no one at arsenal misses Adebayor. I've always prefered Eduardo > Ade, and now there is Arshavin? so what's the problem.
Arsenal on the whole seem to be a stronger team than last season, but how strong we wont know until the season progresses.

Barney.
August 19th, 2009, 10:01 AM
Arsenal can really buy anyone they want, bar the obvious over priced players.

But Arsene won't...He'll spend a small amount on a young player perhaps...That'll be all we see from him for the rest of the window..Sure, that player may grow into a great player in about 5 years or so, but Arsenal need players for now IMHO.

Mr. Avocado
August 19th, 2009, 10:05 AM
Chelse win 3-1 Woop!!!!!!!

Nuke
August 19th, 2009, 10:07 AM
We're against Burnley.

Its away so it wont just be a simple walkover, I expect a good match.

Mukkamoto
August 19th, 2009, 10:11 AM
Chelse win 3-1 Woop!!!!!!!

against Sunderland, don't get too happy.

Today's game predictions:

19:45 Birmingham vs Portsmouth
19:45 Burnley vs Man Utd
19:45 Hull vs Tottenham
20:00 Liverpool vs Stoke

Nuke
August 19th, 2009, 11:40 AM
Burnley 1 up.

This looks like a start to the bad form we usually encounter at the start of the season. Considering the diffciulty of the first two games I thought we'd get away with it this time but oh well.

Mukkamoto
August 19th, 2009, 12:42 PM
Man Utd flopped.
Spurs are on form.

Nuke
August 19th, 2009, 12:48 PM
Defoe, all I can say is :O

Our lineup was a joke, Berbatov showed when he came on why he should be selected first, he can actually create a few of his own chances and shoot from a distance. Owen is there for the simple chances at the end, he shouldnt be on for the majority of the match.

As for Park over Valencia, wth?

Fergie needs to stop playing players out of position and also needs to stop dropping the mega money obvious stars for the good squad players.

Mukkamoto
August 19th, 2009, 12:50 PM
I forgot to mention Liverpool are on form since their last defeat. They played rather well.

Nuke
August 19th, 2009, 12:54 PM
Anyone should be able to play well against Stoke.

Burnley beat Arsenal and Chelsea last year so I can see them becoming a bogey team.

Even if they are though, we still have holes in the squad.

Razer302
August 19th, 2009, 01:00 PM
I'm happy with Liverpools result today, still think against the better teams we will miss Alonso.

Manchester Utd were poor tonight, really poor. Ferguson I think played a bad team with players in the wrong place and only has himself to blame for that loss.

Nuke
August 19th, 2009, 01:04 PM
I'm happy with Liverpools result today, still think against the better teams we will miss Alonso.

Manchester Utd were poor tonight, really poor. Ferguson I think played a bad team with players in the wrong place and only has himself to blame for that loss.

HI RAZERRR

Exactly.

Fergie needs to bring in someone better than Owen. Last season we had 4 world class strikers, now we have 2 and someone to waste alot of chances and score a few.

Barney.
August 20th, 2009, 05:45 AM
I'll say my piece.

Fergy can't be blamed for that defeat..Any Man U team should be able to overcome Burnley.

I personally didn't think that it was a penalty in the Birmingham/Pompey match, James had his eyes on the ball all the way, and Larsson purposely got in the way.

Woah. Spurs are on top form, but then again it is Hull...No one is tipping them to do any good this season, with good reason. [rhyming ftw].

I think Liverpool were strong..And I still think that beating Stoke 4-0 is something, I think Stoke proved last season that they aren't push-overs.

It's still early days but I think Liverpool still have a good chance. I don't really say any of the "big 4" being loads better than anyone else...It's going to be open.

Serene Grace
August 21st, 2009, 07:52 AM
I'll say my piece.

Fergy can't be blamed for that defeat..Any Man U team should be able to overcome Burnley.

I personally didn't think that it was a penalty in the Birmingham/Pompey match, James had his eyes on the ball all the way, and Larsson purposely got in the way.

Woah. Spurs are on top form, but then again it is Hull...No one is tipping them to do any good this season, with good reason. [rhyming ftw].

I think Liverpool were strong..And I still think that beating Stoke 4-0 is something, I think Stoke proved last season that they aren't push-overs.

It's still early days but I think Liverpool still have a good chance. I don't really say any of the "big 4" being loads better than anyone else...It's going to be open.
Man U still need to get the bacis right of their team. Man U really need to get the team spot on early because this year cannot allow any flops.

Nuke
August 21st, 2009, 12:26 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/t/tottenham_hotspur/8214728.stm

Nevermind Fergie or Rafa it looks like its Redknapp who's cracking up.

I'm sure a good manager at this time should be trying to stop this from going to his head but it seems Redknapp wants to do the opposite.

And then you read this,

With Ronaldo gone he can be pushing to be the top scorer.

Anelka was top scorer last season!?

Mukkamoto
August 24th, 2009, 12:45 PM
Defoe is on form this season, and i think Spurs are a fantastic team, as long as they keep doing what they have produced in the previous matches.
Man U are proving a point and seem to be back in the game, however i still have my doubts on Liverpool seeing their poor performance against Aston Villa.
Chelsea are looking good.
Arsenal are suffering from injuries again :O

Nuke
August 24th, 2009, 12:51 PM
Liverpool losing by two, awful.

I personally thought we would start poorly given our loss to Burnley but we already have a spot in the top 4. (Tbf we're practically 5th though)

I think Liverpool, despite their strong season last time around, will possibly drop out the big 4 if anyone does. Though I think the Big 4 will stay the same. I'd say that Spurs will get to 4th but its too early to see if this is just a really spectacular start or not.

Barney.
August 24th, 2009, 01:01 PM
Wow.

We played with the least determination I've seen for a long time.

I don't know what to say...I really think I could cry.

Serene Grace
August 24th, 2009, 01:06 PM
Liverpool losing by two, awful.

I personally thought we would start poorly given our loss to Burnley but we already have a spot in the top 4. (Tbf we're practically 5th though)

I think Liverpool, despite their strong season last time around, will possibly drop out the big 4 if anyone does. Though I think the Big 4 will stay the same. I'd say that Spurs will get to 4th but its too early to see if this is just a really spectacular start or not.
I knew Liverpool would lose one of these games. Too many people were making too big of a fuss about how they are when the team I think has the biggest chance of winning, is probably Chelsea since they didn't lose any players and kept the same team for a while now.

Nuke
August 24th, 2009, 03:18 PM
I knew Liverpool would lose one of these games. Too many people were making too big of a fuss about how they are when the team I think has the biggest chance of winning, is probably Chelsea since they didn't lose any players and kept the same team for a while now.

Before the season everyone thought Liverpool would win (I think that obviously has something to do with everyone hating us.) but I thought they're squad was poor and I was amazed as to how they managed 2nd last season with it.

I agree that Chelsea are the biggest threat to us and I would have agreed before the season too.

I think the big four has been split in two again with Chelsea/United and Liverpool/Arsenal.