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English Premier League thread

gerd

Retired Footballer
8 January 2002
Over the moon
KRC Genk, Spurs
Well, i guess that's it then...congratulations to Leicester...should have known it, Pulis....credit to him and his team. It was nice to dream.
 

fd1972uk

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9 January 2002
Glasgow
Celtic
Of all the teams in their run in, you would've thought WBA was 3 points in the bag.

Don't get me wrong should have won, passed up great chances.

But no dramatic finale this year, think it may well be over this weekend.

Mind you could be an anti-climax as both teams are playing at different times and could well be one of those Spurs slip up and hand the title to them. Not that they are going to bother too much with that, but it's always better at that moment.


FD
 

MadbaLL

Interista per sempre!
11 February 2008
"Curva Nord"
Inter Milan
for me seeing aston villa and almost certain newcastle united relegated from the league is disgusting, to say the least. simply hate seasons when teams with great history get relegated.

and hate to see teams like bournemouth staying in the league.

i miss old EPL, with leeds, blackburn, middlesbrough, birmingham... and now what, without great teams like aston villa and newcastle?

come on...
 

PIPA23

retired :)
21 June 2007
i have to disagree... sorry to say this but Villa deserve to go down and Brounemouth is one very nice team, considering they have no superstars...
 

S-NipE

World Cup Winner
17 May 2008
Germany
German NT
i miss old EPL, with leeds, blackburn, middlesbrough, birmingham... and now what, without great teams like aston villa and newcastle?

come on...
Most of these teams simply didn't play good enough to deserve a spot in the best league of the country. That's the easy rule in sports. It's sometimes a shame, but without it no new history could be written and we would always see the same teams.

And I can't say how much I am delighted to see Leicester so close to winning the PL even though I personally support the Spurs normally. Guess I like it too much to see underdogs having great times.

And btw: Seems like there finally was justice for the 96.
 

beachryan

Golden Boot Winner
4 July 2003
Bermuda
JFT96, finally. Well acknowledgement anyway. There'll never be justice.

I think United will beat Leicester on Sunday, just because I don't want them to ;)
 

Godotelli

Stroking Silva's Hair
27 July 2012
Manchester
Manchester City
Utd have done well in the big games but Leicester don't play like the others. Their nearest in style is probably Chelsea and they're the ones (I know they've been crap but they're still a big game) Utd have done worst against.

Without Vardy tho I can see it being a draw. A set piece may swing it.
 

S-NipE

World Cup Winner
17 May 2008
Germany
German NT
Great achievement and glad to see something unexpected happening in one of the big European leagues!
 

beachryan

Golden Boot Winner
4 July 2003
Bermuda
Wonderful. Just crazy. So happy for Ranieri and all our grads (Simpson, Drinkwater, De Laet etc)

Great trivia - I think De Laet will get a Prem medal AND a championship medal this year!
 

Damjan

World Cup Winner
16 July 2011
Arsenal|Juventus|ASSE
De Laet getting a Championship medal isn't that certain yet as I reckon Burnley will beat Charlton on saturday.
 

ss4_goku

Premiership
26 May 2004
Hong Kong / Toronto
Man Utd
What a season this has been. Congratz to Leicester and they definitely deserved it. Some may say that the big teams got injured or were underperforming or whatever, but you cannot take away from the consistency and play of Leicester throughout this season.

What a story!
 

gerd

Retired Footballer
8 January 2002
Over the moon
KRC Genk, Spurs
Normally i would be over the moon with Leicester being champions...and yes they deserve it and it's great for football...but Spurs missed a once in a lifetime opportunity.

We are ending the league like we started it: too many draws...

Oh and yesterday's match was a disgrace...was it 9 or 10 yellow cards and there should have been at least 3 sending offs (Dembele for what he did to Costa's eye, Dier with two yellows and of course the most stupid player of the EPL Kyle Walker). And then i forgot what Lamela did to Fabregas' hand, should have been 4 sending offs...somebody on that pithc decided that it would not be a football match but a war and that was Spurs's ondoing. ANd imo Spurs's started it (Dembele on Fabregas?). What was wrong with Mousa yesterday? Ordinary he is such a calm guy...

Despite all this 3 great goals...well it has been a good season and congratulations to Leicester, it is a fairy tale...but not for us.

Watch out Arsenal will end above us (and boy they are so much worse than we are, they are pathetic to watch).
 

Godotelli

Stroking Silva's Hair
27 July 2012
Manchester
Manchester City
What a season this has been. Congratz to Leicester and they definitely deserved it. Some may say that the big teams got injured or were underperforming or whatever, but you cannot take away from the consistency and play of Leicester throughout this season.

What a story!
Yea, whatever the failings of the favourites, Leicester have still amassed at least 77pts
That's at least enough for a top 4 finish in every PL season since 02 (can't be arsed to check the rest tbh) and top 3 in the majority of them.

That's crazy for a team which looked like it was going to be relegated bottom of the league just over a year ago, not to mention its wage budget being something like 17th in the league
 
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fd1972uk

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9 January 2002
Glasgow
Celtic
Some going, don't get me wrong, I think CL is gonna be a harsh lesson for them, although they do have a wealthy backer, but I just can't see it for next year.

However, unbelievable and all the best to them, great to see so many cast-offs (sounds harsh, but that is technically what they would be known as) have managed to claim the top prize in England.

As said, it probably is the greatest achievement in Sport, going by the odds.


FD
 

gerd

Retired Footballer
8 January 2002
Over the moon
KRC Genk, Spurs
They will have to defy the odds for the second time and hold the squad together. This may prove to be more difficult than winning the title.

And if players like Kante, Mahrez and others move to bigger clubs will they be as good as with Leicester? I sincerely doubt it...i hope Leicester can keep this team together...and strenghten it. Last week there was a rumour that Leicester would be interested in Totti...it would be great to see Totti in the EPL, but it would be 5 years too late...i hope for Leicester that this is a false rumour.

Also hope Leicester can keep their squad together and strenghten it.
 

bebo

Looking for a Manager
25 July 2005
Arsenal Thread
The Arsenal FC
Club Value (bn) Year change Revenue Operating income
1 Real Madrid £2.49 12% £479m £112m
2 Barcelona £2.42 12% £466m £75m
3 Manchester United £2.28 7% £432m £131m
4 Bayern Munich £1.85 14% £394m £41m
5 Arsenal £1.39 54% £362m £84m
6 Manchester City £1.33 40% £385m £90m
7 Chelsea £1.11 21% £348m £17m
8 Liverpool £1.07 58% £325m £79m
9 Juventus £0.89 55% £269m £56m
10 Tottenham £0.70 69% £214m £50m
It is what it is ..http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/real-madrid-remain-worlds-most-7947971
 

fd1972uk

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9 January 2002
Glasgow
Celtic
Some amount of money, but then again in regards to EPL, that's what's wrong with the EPL, young Ignaecho (sp?) looking for £150k per week, lol, come on.

That's the reason why England fail as well, too many over-paid Prima-donnas and they forget about actually trying to achieve something apart from having a healthy bank balance. Not that I'm overly fussed, being a Scotsman. :D


FD
 

Godotelli

Stroking Silva's Hair
27 July 2012
Manchester
Manchester City
Ignaecho :LOL:
Think that's just stupid paper talk. He'd have to have the most braindead agents ever. He's played 700 mins of PL football
 

Damjan

World Cup Winner
16 July 2011
Arsenal|Juventus|ASSE
Actually his agents are smart. Why not high-ball for starters? Who knows, City might actually accept it and then he's got the massive contract. If not, they'll go down in steps and he'll still get a big pay-day. I doubt he'll not take anything less than 150k.
 
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