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  1. 1st place decider Old Trafford 12th Dec, 20:00 kickoff
  2. Doubt we'll ever see Jones again. Should be close to the team though. They have a chance to win The Eredividie, so they might rest players too. Boadu is suspended anyway.
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    Champions League 2019/20

    Conte is unbelievably shit in Europe for some reason. Think he'll write it off and focus on Serie A. Juventus are beatable this season. And Napoli fell off.
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    Champions League 2019/20

    We’ll have to play some of them in the later stages anyway. Sure an easy draw would be nice, but we shouldn’t be fearing anyone. Ajax maybe.
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    Champions League 2019/20

    Mané and Salah’s individual quality bails them out.
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    Champions League 2019/20

    Huge chances for Salah and then Haaland.
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    Champions League 2019/20

    It didn’t flatter them? They had chances before HT. Like tonight, they caused Liverpool problems. Very good side. A PL or Bundesliga team will surely buy Minamino.
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    Champions League 2019/20

    No way. Liverpool will win/draw this without playing well. It’s what they do.
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    Euro 2020

    You'll be stabbed for being part of The British Empire.
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    Champions League 2019/20

    Great tempo. Need Salzburg to score 1st.
  11. Keep: De Gea Romero Maguire Tuanzebe Lindelöf Rojo (squad player) Wan-Bissaka Williams Fred McTominay Lingard (squad player) James Rashford Greenwood Gomes Garner Laird Levitt (loan) Sell: Grant (release) Young (release) Bailly (release) Chong (release) Dalot (injury prone and we have Laird) Jones Shaw* Matić Pogba* Andreas Mata Martial* *Need to be replaced with quality players (LB, CM, ST).
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    Champions League 2019/20

    That makes zero sense. Your brain should be studied by science. They came back from 3 goals down by making a tactical change and going at them. No team turns around a 3-0 at Anfield. OBVIOUSLY.
  13. Bought FM and then realised why I don't play FM anymore.
  14. Halaand is a very unique player. Could grow into a Džeko one day, but needs time to develop. His finishing is still very good for a raw player. Has taken the majority of his chances at CL level. Should be on 9 goals instead of 8. One was wrongfully disallowed. Salzburg are the best run club in Europe. Minamino, Szoboszlai, and Hee-chan are other interesting prospects.
  15. Wonder if we'd consider a move for Lacazette. He's not happy at Arsenal and they can't play both him and Auba in their favourite position, so might have to sell one of them. Plus, they have Martinelli who looks a serious prospect. Lacazette is brilliant with his back to goal. Exactly the type of presence we could do with through the middle.
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    Champions League 2019/20

    Liverpool have a poor away record in The CL. They beat them 4-3 at Anfield. It should be close.
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    Champions League 2019/20

    Would be hilarious if Salzburg beat Liverpool tonight. Think it’ll be a 2-2 draw.
  18. Manchester Derby Emptihad 7th Dec, 17:30 kickoff
  19. 16th August 2019 - 16th May 2020 Current Champions: Bayern Munich Bayern Munich The 2019/2020 Bundesliga will be an interesting title race for Bayern, due to the many changes happening behind the scenes throughout the league. Bayern Munich will be looking to win their 8th consecutive Bundesliga title, but have lost two of their greatest ever players in Arjen Robben and Franck Ribéry. And they have also sold Matts Hummels to their biggest title rival. But as usual, Bayern have already conducted some transfer activity nice and early in the window, having secured the services of France's World Cup winning full-backs Lucas Hernandez and Benjamin Pavard. While they should win the league once again, they are in need of some attacking reinforcements to bolster their attack. Leroy Sané has been linked with the club. Borussia Dortmund The 2012 Bundesliga champions have made their intent be known this summer; they want their title back. BVB have been the busiest team in the league this window, having brought in 6 players already. Paco Alcácer, Thorgan Hazard, Nico Schulz, Julian Brandt, Mateu Morrey and Matts Hummels have all signed for the club this summer, in what is a complete revamp of the BVB squad. They'll be hoping to go one better this season, after what would be 8 years since their last title win should they fail to close the gap on Bayern. RB Leipzig Leipzig have hired Julian Nagelsmann as their new manager. At just 31 years of age, he is one of the youngest and brightest coaches in world football. He did a brilliant job with his former club Hoffenheim, and Leipzig will be hoping that his methods can improve what is one of the youngest and most talented squads in German football. Hannes Wolf, signed from their Austrian counterpart RB Salzburg, has been their most high profile signing this summer. The club have sold Portuguese winger Bruma to PSV Eindhoven, so more signings are likely before the season starts. Bayer Leverkusen Leverkusen are the Spurs or Roma of The Bundesliga. A team that plays good football and is always there or thereabouts in terms of winning things, but can never quite get over the line. They also have a very young and talented squad like RB Leipzig. Kai Havertz is their prize asset and one of the most promising young players in Europe. They sold Julian Brandt to Dortmund earlier in the window, but were quick to replace him with the signing of Kerem Demirbay from Hoffenheim. And they've also signed promising young French winger Moussa Diaby from PSG in France. They'll be hoping to finish inside the top 4 more comfortably this season under the guidance of Peter Bosz who took over halfway through lasts season. The other contenders for CL football Schalke 04 has a pretty terrible season in 2018/2018, finishing in 14th. They are usually a regular part of The Champions League. The club have hired former Huddersfield manager David Wagner and will be hoping that he can get them back to where they belong. With players like Bentaleb, Konoplyanka and McKennie in their ranks, top 7 should have been their minimum finish. Eintracht Frankfurt have been a breath of fresh air these past two years. They won The German Cup in 2018 and had a great run in The Europa League last season. Unfortunately for them, Luka Jović was so eye catching during his time at the club, Real Madrid bought him the second he signed on permanently with the German club. But not to worry, they made a huge profit on what was a loan punt in 2017. Benfica's incompetence was their gain. The club still have many other talented players such as Haller, Rebić and Gaćinović. They need to try to hold onto these players if they want to break into the top 4. But signings like Djibril Sow and Filip Kostić (on loan last season) will help strengthen the squad overall. Wolfsburg could once say they had players of the calibre of Edin Džeko and Kevin De Bruyne playing for them. They've regressed in recent seasons, but will be hoping to improve on last season's 7th place finish under new manager Oliver Glasner. He has brought in fellow Austrian Xaver Schlager from RB Salzburg, and the club have signed Kevin Mbabu who impressed with Young Boys in The Champions League. Weghorst will have to have an even more prolific season in front of goal if they are to bridge the gap.
  20. That's it, that's the tweet (thread)
  21. When you look at all the best teams, and the most attractive teams, you'll see that they flood the midfield with bodies and then use the full-backs as wingers to add width. Silva and Kolarov are a typical combination that Man City use to break down teams. Zabaleta is always offering himself down the right as well. Ivanović and Azpilicueta have often been the difference maker for Chelsea in recent weeks. The treble winning Bayern Munich team used Alba and Lahm to devastating effect, and Rafinha has been terrific under Guardiola. Alves is one of the most creative players in Europe from full-back. Alba is like a machine up and down the left flank for club and country when fit. Even Coleman at Everton and Shaw for Southampton have been difference makers. Then you look at United. What exactly do our full-backs do? Apart from a rare dominant display from Evra against Palace recently, we've seen little attacking intent or end product from our left flank. We all know how good Rafael can be in top form, marauding down the right at full pace. But we haven't seen that very often since last season. Even then, Evra has always been given more creative freedom and responsibility. This is yet another huge issue we have with Moyes. Smalling is not the answer.
  22. 17th August 2019 - 24th May 2020 Current champions: Barcelona Barcelona Barcelona have dominated the competition this decade, winning 7 out of a possible 10 titles. They've also dominated The Copa del Rey, but it's The Champions League that they really want. Their fiercest rivals, Real Madrid, have blow everyone away in Europe in recent years. But Barcelona should be very strong in the league once again, thanks to one Lionel Messi and the summer additions of Frenkie de Jong, Antoine Griezmann and Junior Fipro. With the Spanish transfer window still open, further transfer activity might be a possibility this window. Atlético Madrid Atlético have been a very consistent top 3 La Liga outfit under Diego Simeone who has just ripped apart the nucleus of his 2014 title winning defence in favour for a much needed revamp and injection of youth. The club have sold/released over a dozen players and have brought in 9 players to replace them, including the purchase of Marcos Llorente from city rivals Real, Portuguese wonderkid João Félix, and England lionheart Kieran Trippier. They have looked terrific in pre-season, so who knows what the season has in store for this new squad. Maybe even an outside chance of winning La Liga. Real Madrid Like Atlético, Real Madrid have has a very busy transfer window this summer. They've brought in Eden Hazard from Chelsea, Luka Jović from Eintracht Frankfurt, Ferland Mendy from Lyon, Éder Militão from Porto, and 18 year old Rodrygo from Santos in Brazil. Unlike their city rivals, they've lost the majority of their pre-season friendlies and have shipped a lot of goals. If Zinedine Zidane doesn't mount a serious title challenge this season, he could be facing the axe. Valencia Valencia beat Barcelona in the final of last season's Copa del Rey and also managed to sneak into 4th place ahead of underdogs Getafe, so will be coming into the new season on a high. Our resident puta, @Txrt, has a hard on for their manager Marcelino and star striker Rodrigo (15 goals last season lol). Valencia have been fairly quiet this summer. Their most high profile signing has been Netherlands No.1, Jasper Cillessen, from Barcelona. Their own goalkeeper, Neto, joined Barcelona in a swap deal + cash. Their big money signing has been prolific La Liga striker Maxi Gomez from Celta Vigo. Santi Mina and Jorge Sáenz (loan with option to buy) went the other way. 4th place will be the main target again. Sevilla Sevilla will be playing their football in The Europa League once again. A competition they have a love affair with (5 times winners). With Monchi returning to the club as DoF in March 2019, they have been very active in the market this summer. Sevilla have brought in now fewer than 12 players! Oliver Torres has retuned to Spain, following his former Porto manager Julen Lopetegui (sacked by Real last year) to the club. Sevilla have also sold lots of players, with star player Pablo Sarabia joining PSG for just €20 million. Colombian international Luis Muriel left for Atalanta in a deal worth €18 million. He's been replaced by the signings of Luuk de Jong and Moanes Dabbur who will have to compete with Wissam Ben Yedder for a starting place. With that kind of fire power up front and the likes of Banega and Vázquez supplying them, Sevilla will be looking to push Valencia for 4th place this season. Athletic Bilabao It would be rude not to mention the xenophobic and racist club that hail from The Basque Country in Northern Spain, as our beloved puta Txrt follows them. It's been a very quiet window for them due to their controversial transfer policy. In fact, the club have let go four long term servants in Ander Iturrapse, Markel Susaeta (both played against United in 2012), Mikel Rico and Sabin Merino (was on loan at Leganés last season). And they were all signed on a free, so no money has been made from their departures. But it should free up more money in terms of the wage budget should a highly rated Basque player emerge in the coming months and years. They still have quality players like Oscar de Marcos, Iker Muniain, Rául García and Iñaki Williams, so should maintain their record alongside Barcelona and Real Madrid as the only La Liga clubs to have never been relegated. But they will be aiming for Europa League football if they can go one better than 8th place this season.
  23. Almost 6 years on, I still don't think this hasn't been addressed. Watching Leicester vs Villa today, Chilwell and Ricardo Pereira have been excellent. Up and down the wing all game, and could have had multiple assists between them. It's no coincidence that the current top 2 teams in the league have the best full-backs in the division. And Sheffield Utd's wing backs have both scored today.