Premier League 2019-20

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  1. YNWA14

    YNWA14 Onbreekbaar

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    I think depending on this summer all of Leicester, Everton and Wolverhampton could threaten the 6th spot, or higher if a couple of those clubs keep spiraling.
     
  2. Chimaera

    Chimaera same ol' Caps

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    I think Wolves might struggle more than many think if they go further in the Europa. We saw it with Burnley.

    Sure, Wolves' squad is much better, with plenty of international players, but the stress and traction on the team going from Thursday to Sunday in matches is going to be difficult to make the adjustment to. If anything, I would predict that Wolves, barring another summer of significant investment, might struggle to replicate this season. Their manager is great, but it's also a massive benefit for him not to have to throw together two game plans each week, or worry about fitness after quick flight to Slovakia.
     
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    VEGASKING Registered User

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    Wolves finished 13 and 9 points behind Arsenal and United respectively. Not insurmountable differences obviously but still significant.
     
  4. Live in the Now

    Live in the Now Registered User

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    Also without Wolves having European football, which will test their lack of depth.
     
  5. le_sean

    le_sean Registered User

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    Great post. Also feel this could be a coming out party for McGinn with this added exposure. One heck of a player. Mings too if they manage to sign him from Bournemouth.
     
  6. Wee Baby Seamus

    Wee Baby Seamus Yo, Goober, where's the meat?

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    Wolves also dropped double-digit points against the bottom three though.

    That said, I think if any club has a shot at penetrating the top six next year, it's Leicester (if they can hang on to Maguire, Chilwell, and Tielemans)
     
  7. I am not exposed

    I am not exposed Registered User

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    OGS will have a horrific start, and be the first manager fired.
     
  8. spintheblackcircle

    spintheblackcircle ...so that happened.

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    Jersey Fresh Video Et Taceo

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    He doesn't track back, though.
     
  10. robertmac43

    robertmac43 Forever 43!

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    Ozil has done a lot of good charity work over his time as a pro-footballer, this is just another great move by the guy.

    I find it unfortunate when he takes so much crap from the Arsenal media, I honestly think he is just a guy who loves playing football and wants to bring joy to those around him both on and off the pitch. The media rips him to shred and then that joy is taken away, it's honestly sad.
     
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    Hey, Rabiot is doing great in charity.
    Doesn't change his poor character in football.
     
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    He is a luxury player that needs a great team behind him. Not a leader of a team that
    Arsenal hoped him to be. He is a great offensive player, just not great enough to offset the balance of his none existent defence. Kinda the same story as another cast away 10# from Real Madrid in James. Both have all the talent just not the drive, personality or versatility to be great.
     
  13. GeorgeLeafer12

    GeorgeLeafer12 GEORGE=JORI,LEAFER=LEHTERĂ„,12=JERSEY NUMBER

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    Ay.
     
  14. GeorgeLeafer12

    GeorgeLeafer12 GEORGE=JORI,LEAFER=LEHTERĂ„,12=JERSEY NUMBER

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    robertmac43 Forever 43!

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    Ozil has drive, he must if he has made it this far. At this point he just doesn't fit the Emery mold of player; he doesn't track back and he is not helped by the fact that his job is to come deep for the ball and then recycle it out wide. Not a system for success for Ozil.
     
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    Counterpoint

     
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    I agree about Leicester, if they can hold onto their guys. Their young core is going to keep getting better, and with that should come some more consistency.
     
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    In addition to the above, there's the possibility of second season syndrome. If Wolves don't evolve to pose opponents different questions, the rest of the league will be better prepared for them.

    In 2018/19 it mattered little that Wolves came thirteenth in goals scored because they had the fifth best defence in the league. Of their 47 goals, Jimenez and Jota combined were responsible for 22.

    So there are two potential threats - firstly that Wolves' defensive record may suffer for the extra games, since defence is fundamentally about avoiding errors, and fatigue (whether physical or mental) born of playing more often is likelier to induce those errors. Secondly, if Jimenez proves a one-season wonder or Jota returns to his two goal pre-Christmas form there currently isn't a plan B. No doubt money will be spent on a backup striker. The trick is to ensure that said player delivers.

    Admittedly, it bodes well that Wolves accrued more points in the season's second half than the first. But this is a league in which margins are thin.
     
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    Not enough Pukkiparty in this thread:





    In case you folks hadn't realized it yet, if you were annoyed with Finns in the Kakko/Laine threads, just wait for next season and Norwich games. ;)
     
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    robertmac43 Forever 43!

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    RIP to the guy that brought Leyton Orient back into the Football League this year and former Spur player Justin Edinburgh
     
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    You really think they'll be that high?
     
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    There's only one way to solve this: what's his K/D in Fortnite?
     
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    robertmac43 Forever 43!

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    For all the Man U fans.
     
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  24. Chimaera

    Chimaera same ol' Caps

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    That's an interesting video. I still just think he's a player who might need to prove himself at a mid table club before he made the United move. He didn't go for a ton of money, but I think he might be lost in the shuffle if he doesn't develop some.
     
  25. kyle evs48

    kyle evs48 Devilish Boy Grin

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    Moss HAS to go, right?
     
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