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Premier League Previews 15 September 2018

15 Sep 2018 12:05:25
{Ed's Note - Reid the Red has posted a new article entitled, Premier League Previews 15 September 2018

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15 Sep 2018 07:35:59
I know some on here don't rate him as he hasn't got the silky skills of Ronaldo or the genius of Cantona, but Lukaku is emerging as a mature person. I fully agree with his comments about some of our players being mentally weak. It is a problem we have since the keane, vidic, Rio days, where literally, every player we had could have been captain of our team.
I look at the present side and I'm hard pushed to find more than three players who could possibly be captain material. The rest are soft and lack the maturity and intensity to bring back the good times to oyr club.
If we're looking for a captain who seems to demand more and will lead by example and actually speak English in the process, then Lukaku or Hererra are the only two strong characters we have.

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15 Sep 2018 08:32:10
Definitely shows when our backs are against the wall, there’s no one to gear up the team, throw a few f@€%s about! Can you imagine Keane putting up with Martial sulks or pogba’s strolling!

15 Sep 2018 09:42:12
We used to have a team of captains yet now we struggle to identify leaders. As had been said so many times it’s not just about the best 11 players, it’s how they gel, the mix, how they battle for each other. We are crying out for a leader as I don’t see one.

15 Sep 2018 16:06:26
Its a shame the choice of captain has gone to Valencia. I have nothing against him, but he doesn't speak English, and he seems a very quiet and shy character. Players are not going to follow his lead.
He's a follower not a leader. So it makes me wonder what the thinking was behind appointing him as captain.

15 Sep 2018 17:43:10
AAA, are you seriously wondering why Jose picked a follower and not a leader for his captain?

16 Sep 2018 07:12:51
Make Pogba club captain. Job done 😆😆.

Review Of The Day 15th September 2018

15 Sep 2018 07:29:01
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Review Of The Day 15th September 2018

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14 Sep 2018 19:56:24
3 month injury, 3 weeks later KDB returns to training, how does that work out?

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14 Sep 2018 20:27:49
Maybe Pep actually is god?

14 Sep 2018 22:03:17
Or Pep's "special" doctor is.

14 Sep 2018 23:34:35
They've not done too badly without him.

15 Sep 2018 09:32:49
look into - Eufemiano Fuentes and Barcelona (the bit where they have some evidence but nothing happens is my favourite part)
Guidiola and his failed nandrolone tests.
Dr. Segura And his reappointment at Barcelona when pep took over.
Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt, a chap with some very interesting techniques and a world leader in injury recovery got booted out of Bayern and replaced by a Pep doc who can improve injury times (I work in the medical sector, it’s not unreasonable to assume the use of a mix of stem cell, growth factors, growth hormones and anabolics)
Jose has actually inferred doping of peps teams whilst at Madrid.

15 Sep 2018 14:05:44
I have read somewhere (might even have been an ed001 comment) that Germany omitted Sane from the World Cup squad as they had some concerns around treatment he had received and how that could play out when doping testing took place. We live in interesting times people. Not necessarily for the right reasons either.

14 Sep 2018 13:53:00
{Eds Note - Ed001 has created the following on the Football Player Ratings site over the last week:

Ray Parlour v Charlie Dimmock
Albert Steptoe v Jamie Vardy
Ferenc Puskas v Pele
Graham Souness v Yosser Hughes
Jack Charlton v Sergio Ramos
Eric Djemba Djemba v Kleberson
Vinny Jones v Robin Friday

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14 Sep 2018 14:42:09
Cheers for those Ed001, very funny. Would of loved to have seen Robin Friday play. Unfortunately saw Djemba Djemba and Kleberson "play" though.

{Ed001's Note - almost the same thing then. Just lacking ability to be just like Friday.}

Review Of The Day 14th September 2018

14 Sep 2018 07:29:01
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Review Of The Day 14th September 2018

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Diego Godin

13 Sep 2018 19:09:11
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new player profile about, Diego Godin

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13 Sep 2018 21:21:50
Godin next to Bailly would have been a dream for us.

He’s so good at defending that I’m not even mad that he used us for contract negotiations.

13 Sep 2018 21:27:34
Okay Ed, if you say so, definitely biased against a Utd defender, who by the way IS still playing, the one and only. Philip Anthony Jones. Incomparable.

{Ed001's Note - fair point. I had forgotten about the man of papier mache himself.}

13 Sep 2018 21:37:11
Also, in the article you say Godin needs to have a CB partner with legs, Gimenez not the one?

{Ed001's Note - yes, but they might end up selling him.}

14 Sep 2018 00:11:55
Gimenez and Bailly would be a brilliant pairing.

{Ed002's Note - I would not hold your breath.}

14 Sep 2018 10:35:27
Good thing i let it go last night Ed002 lol.

Southampton v Brighton 17 September 2018

13 Sep 2018 12:39:19
{Ed's Note - figodasilva has posted a new article entitled, Southampton v Brighton 17 September 2018

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Review Of The Day 13th September 2018

13 Sep 2018 07:29:01
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Review Of The Day 13th September 2018

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12 Sep 2018 17:11:51
Ed002, do you think the Barcelona V Girona game will go ahead in miami? The only reason I'm asking here and not on the La Liga page, is if it does, I don't see the Premier League missing out on a cash cow like a few games abroad.

It doesn't sit with me right that a league game could be played in a neutral ground. That's the beauty of the league. There's no quams about the winners because technically there's no advantage.

Is this something the Premier League is seriously considering?

{Ed002's Note - I think it unlikely that the Girona - Barcelona will happen in Miami and the Spanish Football Federation are not taking kindly to their not being involved in discussions or negotiations before the clubs asking for approval. Ex-Hamilton Academicals player Luis Rubiales is vehemently against it and has clashed publically with La Liga over their already having agreed and signing a contract to allow it to happen.

In terms of the Premier League, the idea of an additional round of games - the 39th game, being played outside of England has been on and off thge cards for getting on for 15 years. Richard Scudamore has always advocated it but the Premier League clubs would need to vote and there has been a sufficient backlash from clubs that means it would never get through on the 70% rule - although the PL are slowly shifting toward a simple majority rule now.

It has been suggested that it could stop an eventual Pan European Breakaway but that would not be the case - it doesn't even enter in to considerations for those 21 clubs discussing that. Of the Premier League clubs who have given support to it in the past, I doubt any would do so now without understanding a great deal more about any proposals. The English PFA were against it, but would not have consulted the players in making that decision. FIFA were always against it under Blatter but Infantino is compelled by the thought of opening the game up further. There are plans to expanded the International Champions Cup and FIFA want to really get involved but the clubs are far from convinced. UEFA are desparate to stop the breakaway hence the alternatives being offered and new ideas that keep coming up. Much of the problem will remain unresolved without the support of the "elite" sides who remain intent on doing whatever they deem to be best for themselves.

There was an option on the table for leagues to agree to play a pre-season game elsewhere and there was support for that from many of the leagues - but the English Premier League had already struck a deal which meant the English would have to be played in Asia and a lot of clubs were sponsored by companies who would have objected.}

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12 Sep 2018 20:48:25
Great stuff ed002. Thanks a million. You've been talking about the pan-European league now for awhile, youve a better success rate than Nostramdus for predictions. This break away league doesn't sit well with me at all.

You always said that the league would have to break away from Uefa and Fifa and players would be banned from internationals. With what seems to be the slow death of international football, I don't she that as a big enough threat to stop players breaking away.

For arguments sake, let's say the breakaway league starts tomorrow? Would the teams involved run the league like a co-op, or would the whole thing be owned by a private investor?

Would the fans really want to see a breakaway league?

{Ed002's Note - It would require a new league to be formed and FIFA would use the threat of excluding players from International competition for their countries. UEFA is in a different position as it is potentially crippling for them - hence the alternate approaches being encouraged, the discussions with the “Elite” group and attempts to expand the Champions League. The clubs plan to run the league themselves and would vote in a management and administration collective to deal with issues all leagues need to face. Many fans would be supportive of such a league and would like to see games involving the higher profile clubs on a regular basis.}

12 Sep 2018 21:51:05
Fair play Mumbles, very articulated questions and Ed your answers make us all understand what could be a complex situation. I for one wouldn’t like a breakaway, there is something beautiful about going to Huddersfield away and being drawn against Yeovil in the cup. Do you still see the pan European breakaway happening and if so what timescale are we looking at Ed? Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - The clubs discussed some specifics a couple of weeks ago when they met, but there was no lengthy discussion due to other issues clogging up the agenda. In terms of timescales, I think later rather than sooner. There remains only three sides that want to push for an early move.}

12 Sep 2018 22:06:54
Any chance of a list of teams that attend these meetings? Is it a fixed list or are all the big European teams that don't have a seat at the table trying to get one?

{Ed002's Note - It is a fixed group, there is no plan to change it at this time.}

13 Sep 2018 01:42:39
If the premier league want a game in the USA or somewhere, I don’t get why they don’t just take the community shield game over there. In fairness we over here really don’t care about it anyway, so why not take a “cup final” over there.?

{Ed001's Note - probably because they have to make Wembley profitable. The Spanish equivalent, their Super Cup, was played abroad this year.}

13 Sep 2018 01:26:25
Wouldn't away support be a problem after the novelty had worn off after a season or so? Having to travel to Spain, Italy, Germany etc every other week, flights, getting accommodation, probably having to take Mondays off if your games on a Sunday, it would get bloody pricy doing that regularly!

{Ed002's Note - That is a very insular view. England is in real terms a very small country and supporters in may other countries mange perfectly well when following their teams. For most Manchester United supporters they live with both Heathrow and Gatwick on the doorstep with plentiful cheap flights available to most of the destinations involved. For you and I we could ride the rails to Exeter and then jump a flight to Spain, Portugal and France as easily as Newcastle or indeed Manchester. The pleasure of an Exeter to Bergerac flight, catching a game at the rather unusual new Girondins de Bordeaux stadium, a nice meal and a bottle of red back in Bergerac before an easy flight home seems way more attactive than say a visit to Manchester.}

13 Sep 2018 10:40:33
Like a nice bottle of Vin Rouge then Ed?

{Ed002's Note - Rarely.}

14 Sep 2018 10:50:22
I'd rather go to old Trafford in the rain or snow. I'd actually rather go to Millwall than go to those destinations with the prawn sandwich brigade.
I'd get more enjoyment watching a good game of football down my local park.

{Ed002's Note - That is fine - there are plenty of others who would no doubt be interesting in supporting the club if you feel unable to do so because of the sandwiches.}


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