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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Tue May 20, 2014 9:49 am
  • Great idea Spur... Idea of what those teams would like? I don't think I could do a good Italian team? (French instead?)
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Tue May 20, 2014 10:18 am
  • Uncle Si wrote:Great idea Spur... Idea of what those teams would like? I don't think I could do a good Italian team? (French instead?)


    Yeah, the Monaco/ PSG All-stars would be a tough game.
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Sat May 24, 2014 7:53 am
  • QPR's BACK, baby! And that means more Harry Redknapp, which is never a bad thing. :D
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Sun May 25, 2014 1:21 pm
  • not really :(
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Sun May 25, 2014 8:09 pm
  • Arsenal and Liverpool dominated the Premierleague.com fan vote Best XI squad. Arsenal had 5 and Liverpool had 4, though the most surprising choice was Olivier Giroud being chosen alongside Suarez.

    http://www.premierleague.com/en-gb/news ... esult.html
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Tue May 27, 2014 4:48 pm
  • Gatehawk wrote:Arsenal and Liverpool dominated the Premierleague.com fan vote Best XI squad. Arsenal had 5 and Liverpool had 4, though the most surprising choice was Olivier Giroud being chosen alongside Suarez.

    http://www.premierleague.com/en-gb/news ... esult.html


    Not really, all these things are just a popularity contest.
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Wed May 28, 2014 6:27 am
  • InSuarezWeTrust wrote:
    Gatehawk wrote:Arsenal and Liverpool dominated the Premierleague.com fan vote Best XI squad. Arsenal had 5 and Liverpool had 4, though the most surprising choice was Olivier Giroud being chosen alongside Suarez.

    http://www.premierleague.com/en-gb/news ... esult.html


    Not really, all these things are just a popularity contest.


    Premierleague.com apparently not available in the city of Manchester...
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Wed May 28, 2014 12:55 pm
  • InSuarezWeTrust wrote:
    Gatehawk wrote:Arsenal and Liverpool dominated the Premierleague.com fan vote Best XI squad. Arsenal had 5 and Liverpool had 4, though the most surprising choice was Olivier Giroud being chosen alongside Suarez.

    http://www.premierleague.com/en-gb/news ... esult.html


    Not really, all these things are just a popularity contest.


    Actually, it kinda loses that argument when you look at the voting results and see that they grouped players seperately. I mean Suarez, Sturridge, Aguero, and Rooney were in one Forward group and you had Giroud, Eden Hazard(didn't know he was a striker), Lukaku and Lambert were in another group. Ramsey was in the same group as Yaya Toure, Ozil was grouped with David Silva, and Henderson was grouped with Lampard.
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Wed May 28, 2014 5:50 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote:Great idea Spur... Idea of what those teams would like? I don't think I could do a good Italian team? (French instead?)


    You are right, the Italian All-Stars would be pretty bad, and would be made-up predominantly of Juve players. I could see them playing a form of Catenaccio , and ruining the tournament!

    I guess La Liga, despite Atleti's league win, would have a team dominated by Barça and Real.
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Thu May 29, 2014 5:21 am
  • MB12 wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:Great idea Spur... Idea of what those teams would like? I don't think I could do a good Italian team? (French instead?)


    You are right, the Italian All-Stars would be pretty bad, and would be made-up predominantly of Juve players. I could see them playing a form of Catenaccio , and ruining the tournament!

    I guess La Liga, despite Atleti's league win, would have a team dominated by Barça and Real.



    anyone interested in putting something like this together... to pass the time before World Cup?

    Pick a league. Top XI from:

    Italy
    England (probably already have this earlier in the thread)
    Spain
    France
    Germany
    Celtic.. I mean Scotland.

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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Fri May 30, 2014 3:57 am
  • Ricky Lambert signed. Lallana, Moreno and Caulker all supposedly on the way. Not bad business if we can land all of those. Still wouldn't mind Konoplyanka.

    Looks like we'll be unloading Assaidi and possibly Borini.

    Would like to see us land at least one marquee type signing this year. Have heard Alexis Sanchez' name bandies about. Not sure about that one.
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Fri May 30, 2014 5:19 am
  • peachesenregalia wrote:Ricky Lambert signed. Lallana, Moreno and Caulker all supposedly on the way. Not bad business if we can land all of those. Still wouldn't mind Konoplyanka.

    Looks like we'll be unloading Assaidi and possibly Borini.

    Would like to see us land at least one marquee type signing this year. Have heard Alexis Sanchez' name bandies about. Not sure about that one.


    Im hearing all kinds of names:

    Lambert-Lallana-Lovren from Saints as some part of a package to keep Lallana transfer number down (apparently Saints give Bournemouth 25% of his transfer fee. Allegedly Liverpool will pay over the odds for Lovren and skittles for Lallana)

    Bid for Emre Can (German U-20 player), Moreno (with Luis Alberto the other way) and now Shaqiri (Bayern Munich) with apparent interest in Markovic (U-21 Serbian national) and Alexis Sanchez (!) with the Konoplanka kid still in the thought.

    Its a big list (like something out of FM or Fifa 14) but if it comes off what a window. I think the 3 L's from the Saints are done. Can seems very close (working on personal terms, i see this as a replacement for Lucas in the nearer future) and Moreno seems very close. Then it may come down to which of the final 3 wingers (Shaqiri, Sanchez or Yehven) they can get their hands on.

    Fun stuff to read on, whether any of it comes true who knows. I think the Shaqiri/Sanchez links are the most exciting, but the Lambert/Lallana/Lovren/Moreno the most realistic (and important)
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Fri May 30, 2014 6:46 am
  • Yeah, I'd heard the Can rumor, on Moreno, the word I heard was Suso going the other way :(

    Hope that's not true, Suso looks the business. Alberto I'd be fine with letting go.

    I think Lambert for 4 mil is good business. He's older, but can definitely score and provides some quality depth at the striker position. Shaquiri or Sanchez would be a dream, especially with Sterling already there and the possibility of Konoplyanka still floating about. Exciting times indeed.

    Still, we need defenders. Shaw is going to either ManUre or Chelsea. Caulker is good, Moreno looks good, but we need CBs badly (caulker is a CB). Hopefully Agger returns to form and we never have to suffer Kolo again....
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Fri May 30, 2014 6:59 am
  • peachesenregalia wrote:Yeah, I'd heard the Can rumor, on Moreno, the word I heard was Suso going the other way :(

    Hope that's not true, Suso looks the business. Alberto I'd be fine with letting go.

    I think Lambert for 4 mil is good business. He's older, but can definitely score and provides some quality depth at the striker position. Shaquiri or Sanchez would be a dream, especially with Sterling already there and the possibility of Konoplyanka still floating about. Exciting times indeed.

    Still, we need defenders. Shaw is going to either ManUre or Chelsea. Caulker is good, Moreno looks good, but we need CBs badly (caulker is a CB). Hopefully Agger returns to form and we never have to suffer Kolo again....



    I think Lovren is the top choice CB. On Moreno, the offer was apparently Suso on loan, then Alberto and now just straight cash (homey).

    Looks like Rodgers (who now has final say on transfers) wants the pressing business done before the World Cup. I still see Lallana, Lovren/Caulker, Can and one of Shaqiri/Sanchez/Kono coming. I really like the Shaqiri idea.

    Lambert for 4 mil is very good business indeed. he essentially replaces Aspas (and Moses) and bagged more goals than the likes of Rooney and RvP, 3 less than Giroud. seriously, how did we finish 2nd with that depth?

    edit: has anyone heard any other transfer info for their clubs? outside of Costa (and maybe the entire Atleti squad) going to Chelsea I havent seen much
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Sat May 31, 2014 8:18 am
  • Si, United are looking at Shaw, supposedly. I'll be interested to see what happens to that young winger of Everton's Forget his name but he was massive last season.

    Anyway, Lambert in for 4 mil - fantastic business. Now hearing they've upped their bid to 25 mil for Lallana. Pretty big statement of intent there, but it just feels over the odds to me. Would rather see them push that money into a big bid for Sanchez, but hey, we may get both.

    I want Caulker over Lovren, I want Can, and like you said, one of either Sanchez, Shaqiri or Kono. Preferably Sanchez from that group.
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
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  • This kid will be a very, very good player for us. He will have a moderate impact next season (as I feel Liverpool will rebuild the midfield around the likes of Henderson, Lallana (would love Rakitic instead) and a revolving door of Gerrard/Lucas/Allen/Can). If we are insistant on playing the diamond, then Henderson will do the work, with Lallana on a wing, Sterling at the tip and Coutinho/Shaqiri/Sanchez (man i want that one)...

    But, Can will be one who assumes the leadership of the midfield as the season progresses and into next year. Great signing.

    Moreno next, then maybe one of Sanchez/Shaqiri, and probably Lovren and Lallana

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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:08 am
  • Uncle Si wrote:
    edit: has anyone heard any other transfer info for their clubs? outside of Costa (and maybe the entire Atleti squad) going to Chelsea I havent seen much


    It's all quiet on the Spurs front. I presume that Levy is just waiting to see which obscure foreign player over performs against a 'big' team in the World Cup until he goes all in.

    It's galling to see Caulker's name pop up. I could kind of understand AVB getting rid of him if he thought he was too slow for his style of defence, but now that AVB is the distant past it's pretty annoying. I hope they were able to include a buy-back or first refusal clause when he left.
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:13 am
  • Hawkspur wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:
    edit: has anyone heard any other transfer info for their clubs? outside of Costa (and maybe the entire Atleti squad) going to Chelsea I havent seen much


    It's all quiet on the Spurs front. I presume that Levy is just waiting to see which obscure foreign player over performs against a 'big' team in the World Cup until he goes all in.

    It's galling to see Caulker's name pop up. I could kind of understand AVB getting rid of him if he thought he was too slow for his style of defence, but now that AVB is the distant past it's pretty annoying. I hope they were able to include a buy-back or first refusal clause when he left.



    Apparently a season with the worst defense in the Prem makes you a wanted commodity? Caulker looks like he could be a great asset to a strong team though.

    What do Spurs need at this point? There are rumours that Chadli, Sigurrdson, Soldado and Sandro may be allowed to leave. That cant be right.
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:27 am
  • Coutinho's shite on the wing. Coutinho at the tip, Sterling on the wing.
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:57 am
  • Uncle Si wrote:
    Hawkspur wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:
    edit: has anyone heard any other transfer info for their clubs? outside of Costa (and maybe the entire Atleti squad) going to Chelsea I havent seen much


    It's all quiet on the Spurs front. I presume that Levy is just waiting to see which obscure foreign player over performs against a 'big' team in the World Cup until he goes all in.

    It's galling to see Caulker's name pop up. I could kind of understand AVB getting rid of him if he thought he was too slow for his style of defence, but now that AVB is the distant past it's pretty annoying. I hope they were able to include a buy-back or first refusal clause when he left.



    Apparently a season with the worst defense in the Prem makes you a wanted commodity? Caulker looks like he could be a great asset to a strong team though.

    What do Spurs need at this point? There are rumours that Chadli, Sigurrdson, Soldado and Sandro may be allowed to leave. That cant be right.


    Spurs' defense, against decent teams especially , can't have been a lot better.

    Yeah, I'm not sure how he compares to most other centrebacks, but I would have rather kept Caulker than Dawson, although I'm sure that with a bit a scouting, better young defenders could be found.

    I'd be disappointed if those players were all sold, especially Soldado and Sandro. We could possibly make a profit on Soldado though, which would surely appeal to Levy, if the reports of his £26m fee being made up of about 50% add-ons, most of which being targets that weren't met, are true.

    As for who Spurs need... Modric and Bale would be nice!

    As with every season, the major need is full-backs, especially a left back. Aside from that, based on last season I would say that we need a right winger as Lennon was truly awful last season, although hopefully Lamela will fill that role. If he does then we probably need to be looking at left wingers. If Soldado and/or Adebayor go we need strikers too. Someone more consistent than them would be nice anyway. Another centreback or two would be lovely as well.

    So yeah, most of the team.

    It is difficult to say what we need though without having seen how they work in Pochettino's system. Although he's relatively unproven I'm pleased that he got the job. His attacking philosophy fits what Spurs fans expect, and as we saw from Redknapp's Spurs and Liverpool this season, it is nice to watch exciting football, even if it doesn't always go to plan. this philosophy is the polar opposite of AVB's, and as a lot of these players were bought for AVB's system I'm not sure how their skills will translate.
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:19 am
  • peachesenregalia wrote:Coutinho's shite on the wing. Coutinho at the tip, Sterling on the wing.



    no doubt about Coutinho as a true winger, but I'd prefer Sterling in the advanced 10 role. again, if we are playing the diamond, those "wings" are very tucked in. this is where Henderson and Lallana would go, Gerrard/Can/Lucas in the 6. Coutinho may find himself sitting a bit with a 4-1-2-1-2.

    in the traditional 4-3-3 (4-1-2-3) Coutinho can play the CAM role with Henderson next door, gerrard underneath and Sterling and Suarez as tucked in wingers (like the City matches).

    This why Lallana and another winger (Shaqiri, Sanchez) can be so helpful to this team. more flexibility and better options as matches progress. Lambert gives us a philosophical advantage in breaking down teams late on, but also up a goal we can switch to a traditional 4-5-1.

    So far so good really.
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:25 am
  • Hawkspur wrote:
    Spurs' defense, against decent teams especially , can't have been a lot better.

    Yeah, I'm not sure how he compares to most other centrebacks, but I would have rather kept Caulker than Dawson, although I'm sure that with a bit a scouting, better young defenders could be found.

    I'd be disappointed if those players were all sold, especially Soldado and Sandro. We could possibly make a profit on Soldado though, which would surely appeal to Levy, if the reports of his £26m fee being made up of about 50% add-ons, most of which being targets that weren't met, are true.

    As for who Spurs need... Modric and Bale would be nice!

    As with every season, the major need is full-backs, especially a left back. Aside from that, based on last season I would say that we need a right winger as Lennon was truly awful last season, although hopefully Lamela will fill that role. If he does then we probably need to be looking at left wingers. If Soldado and/or Adebayor go we need strikers too. Someone more consistent than them would be nice anyway. Another centreback or two would be lovely as well.

    So yeah, most of the team.

    It is difficult to say what we need though without having seen how they work in Pochettino's system. Although he's relatively unproven I'm pleased that he got the job. His attacking philosophy fits what Spurs fans expect, and as we saw from Redknapp's Spurs and Liverpool this season, it is nice to watch exciting football, even if it doesn't always go to plan. this philosophy is the polar opposite of AVB's, and as a lot of these players were bought for AVB's system I'm not sure how their skills will translate.


    I think you're going to love Pochettino. He reminds me very much of Rodgers and Martinez (as both a philosophy in hire as well as play, infusing a side with an attacking mindset and not afraid to play youth.

    Its all speculation at this point. Sandro may be the one who begs off the squad (Ericksen could be ripe to head off to a CL team should one find him worth a bid). Soldado may need to just go back to Spain. so many youthful attacking players available right now it would be shame to start a season with Soldado and Adebayor as your attacking options with the likes of Lukaku, Bony, Iago Aspas (just kidding, but you can have him) apparently available.
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:59 am
  • Uncle Si wrote:
    Hawkspur wrote:
    Spurs' defense, against decent teams especially , can't have been a lot better.

    Yeah, I'm not sure how he compares to most other centrebacks, but I would have rather kept Caulker than Dawson, although I'm sure that with a bit a scouting, better young defenders could be found.

    I'd be disappointed if those players were all sold, especially Soldado and Sandro. We could possibly make a profit on Soldado though, which would surely appeal to Levy, if the reports of his £26m fee being made up of about 50% add-ons, most of which being targets that weren't met, are true.

    As for who Spurs need... Modric and Bale would be nice!

    As with every season, the major need is full-backs, especially a left back. Aside from that, based on last season I would say that we need a right winger as Lennon was truly awful last season, although hopefully Lamela will fill that role. If he does then we probably need to be looking at left wingers. If Soldado and/or Adebayor go we need strikers too. Someone more consistent than them would be nice anyway. Another centreback or two would be lovely as well.

    So yeah, most of the team.

    It is difficult to say what we need though without having seen how they work in Pochettino's system. Although he's relatively unproven I'm pleased that he got the job. His attacking philosophy fits what Spurs fans expect, and as we saw from Redknapp's Spurs and Liverpool this season, it is nice to watch exciting football, even if it doesn't always go to plan. this philosophy is the polar opposite of AVB's, and as a lot of these players were bought for AVB's system I'm not sure how their skills will translate.


    I think you're going to love Pochettino. He reminds me very much of Rodgers and Martinez (as both a philosophy in hire as well as play, infusing a side with an attacking mindset and not afraid to play youth.

    Its all speculation at this point. Sandro may be the one who begs off the squad (Ericksen could be ripe to head off to a CL team should one find him worth a bid). Soldado may need to just go back to Spain. so many youthful attacking players available right now it would be shame to start a season with Soldado and Adebayor as your attacking options with the likes of Lukaku, Bony, Iago Aspas (just kidding, but you can have him) apparently available.


    You guys need a left back... swap you Aspas for Rose.

    I'd love Lukaku or Bony. I doubt Chelsea would sell Lukaku to us, though.
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:56 am
  • Arsenal have waived their right of first choice to buy Cesc Fabregas back from Barca...

    Word now is that he is going to sign for Chelsea. Odd choice from Arsenal IMO. Cesc does nothing but add quality to the team.
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:14 am
  • Hawkspur wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:
    Hawkspur wrote:
    Spurs' defense, against decent teams especially , can't have been a lot better.

    Yeah, I'm not sure how he compares to most other centrebacks, but I would have rather kept Caulker than Dawson, although I'm sure that with a bit a scouting, better young defenders could be found.

    I'd be disappointed if those players were all sold, especially Soldado and Sandro. We could possibly make a profit on Soldado though, which would surely appeal to Levy, if the reports of his £26m fee being made up of about 50% add-ons, most of which being targets that weren't met, are true.

    As for who Spurs need... Modric and Bale would be nice!

    As with every season, the major need is full-backs, especially a left back. Aside from that, based on last season I would say that we need a right winger as Lennon was truly awful last season, although hopefully Lamela will fill that role. If he does then we probably need to be looking at left wingers. If Soldado and/or Adebayor go we need strikers too. Someone more consistent than them would be nice anyway. Another centreback or two would be lovely as well.

    So yeah, most of the team.

    It is difficult to say what we need though without having seen how they work in Pochettino's system. Although he's relatively unproven I'm pleased that he got the job. His attacking philosophy fits what Spurs fans expect, and as we saw from Redknapp's Spurs and Liverpool this season, it is nice to watch exciting football, even if it doesn't always go to plan. this philosophy is the polar opposite of AVB's, and as a lot of these players were bought for AVB's system I'm not sure how their skills will translate.


    I think you're going to love Pochettino. He reminds me very much of Rodgers and Martinez (as both a philosophy in hire as well as play, infusing a side with an attacking mindset and not afraid to play youth.

    Its all speculation at this point. Sandro may be the one who begs off the squad (Ericksen could be ripe to head off to a CL team should one find him worth a bid). Soldado may need to just go back to Spain. so many youthful attacking players available right now it would be shame to start a season with Soldado and Adebayor as your attacking options with the likes of Lukaku, Bony, Iago Aspas (just kidding, but you can have him) apparently available.


    You guys need a left back... swap you Aspas for Rose.

    I'd love Lukaku or Bony. I doubt Chelsea would sell Lukaku to us, though.


    left back is sorted.... Alberto Moreno from Sevilla. Due to be finalized early next week.

    Chelsea's going to have to do something with Lukaku. if they are indeed getting Costa that leaves no room for a player who just played an entire EPL season and will star in the World Cup. he will want games somewhere.
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:15 am
  • Manchester United have announced their away European fixtures for the 2014-15 season

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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:16 am
  • Smurf wrote:Arsenal have waived their right of first choice to buy Cesc Fabregas back from Barca...

    Word now is that he is going to sign for Chelsea. Odd choice from Arsenal IMO. Cesc does nothing but add quality to the team.


    he adds another CM at 35 million.

    I still dont believe they have waived any rights (nor do i believe they had first right of refusal, SSN would not have such intimate details)

    But... I dont think they need him either. Arsenal's priority has to be a replacement for Sagna and a striker to support Giroud.
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:23 am
  • Uncle Si wrote:
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    Uncle Si wrote:Great idea Spur... Idea of what those teams would like? I don't think I could do a good Italian team? (French instead?)


    You are right, the Italian All-Stars would be pretty bad, and would be made-up predominantly of Juve players. I could see them playing a form of Catenaccio , and ruining the tournament!

    I guess La Liga, despite Atleti's league win, would have a team dominated by Barça and Real.



    anyone interested in putting something like this together... to pass the time before World Cup?

    Pick a league. Top XI from:

    Italy
    England (probably already have this earlier in the thread)
    Spain
    France
    Germany
    Celtic.. I mean Scotland.

    Smurf can do the MLS.



    Challenge accepted! Here is the Best XI and 7 man bench for MLS:


    GK: Nick Rimando - Real Salt Lake
    RB: DeAndre Yedlin - Seattle Sounders
    CB: Omar Gonzalez - LA Galaxy
    CB: Matt Besler - Sporting KC
    LB: Jair Benitez - FC Dallas
    RM: Graham Zusi - Sporting KC
    CM: Osvaldo Alonso - Seattle SOunders
    CM: Michael Bradley - Toronto FC
    LM: Justin Mapp - Montreal Impact
    ST: Robbie Keane - LA Galaxy
    ST: Clint Dempsey - Seattle Sounders

    Bench:
    GK: Tally Hall - Houston Dynamo
    D: Victor Bernardez - San Jose Earthquakes
    D: Chance Myers - Sporting KC
    M: Kyle Beckerman - Real Salt Lake
    M: Brad Davis - Houston Dynamo
    M: Frederico Higuain - Columbus Crew
    ST: Chris Wondolowski - San Jose Earthquakes

    Honorable mentions:
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:24 am
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    Smurf wrote:Arsenal have waived their right of first choice to buy Cesc Fabregas back from Barca...

    Word now is that he is going to sign for Chelsea. Odd choice from Arsenal IMO. Cesc does nothing but add quality to the team.


    he adds another CM at 35 million.

    I still dont believe they have waived any rights (nor do i believe they had first right of refusal, SSN would not have such intimate details)

    But... I dont think they need him either. Arsenal's priority has to be a replacement for Sagna and a striker to support Giroud.


    Agreed on the needs.

    Arsenal have Ramsey, Wilshere, Ozil, Arteta and co in the middle. They have enough quality there to pass on Cesc.
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Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:54 am
  • Looks like Fabregas is part of Chelsea now.

    http://www.espnfc.com/story/1875328/ces ... -barcelona
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:24 am
  • SeatownJay wrote:Looks like Fabregas is part of Chelsea now.

    http://www.espnfc.com/story/1875328/ces ... -barcelona



    came on to post the same thing

    Replaced Lampard (and Mata).

    Strange for him. Barca was his dream move, and he seemed to relinquish quite easily when it mattered.

    Will be very interesting to see him at Chelsea. I questioned the move as I didnt see him as much different than Mata. Some Arsenal friends of mine disagreed. he's quicker moving forward, isnt afraid of contact and doesnt mind defending.

    Quite the midfield they have (with Matic now eligible for all competitions). Add Costa up top and they're quite the force. Still dont trust Jose to let them play to their full attacking potential (nothing against him, its just not his style of play), but Costa-Hazard-Willian-Fabregas-Hazard with a smattering of whatever Torres/Lukaku other forward they add is a formidable front
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:37 am
  • Bacary Sagna is jumping from Arsenal to Man City.

    http://www.espnfc.com/story/1877074/man ... om-arsenal

    Time for Gate to come in and tell us all how Sagna is a vile traitor who's only interested in money now that he's no longer at the Emirates.
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Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:10 am
  • SeatownJay wrote:Bacary Sagna is jumping from Arsenal to Man City.

    http://www.espnfc.com/story/1877074/man ... om-arsenal

    Time for Gate to come in and tell us all how Sagna is a vile traitor who's only interested in money now that he's no longer at the Emirates.



    Well I'm not sure Arsenal had much interest in resigning him. Gate would no more. Although i'm sure their lack of interest is directly linked to his wage demands. they've been actively working on his replacement (Serge Auerier) for some time. Looks a talent.

    Its a good move for City, as they've let Micah Richards walk.
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:46 am
  • Uncle Si wrote:
    SeatownJay wrote:Bacary Sagna is jumping from Arsenal to Man City.

    http://www.espnfc.com/story/1877074/man ... om-arsenal

    Time for Gate to come in and tell us all how Sagna is a vile traitor who's only interested in money now that he's no longer at the Emirates.



    Well I'm not sure Arsenal had much interest in resigning him. Gate would no more. Although i'm sure their lack of interest is directly linked to his wage demands. they've been actively working on his replacement (Serge Auerier) for some time. Looks a talent.

    Its a good move for City, as they've let Micah Richards walk.

    According to the article, Arsenal offered him a two-year extension and he turned it down.
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Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:03 am
  • SeatownJay wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:
    SeatownJay wrote:Bacary Sagna is jumping from Arsenal to Man City.

    http://www.espnfc.com/story/1877074/man ... om-arsenal

    Time for Gate to come in and tell us all how Sagna is a vile traitor who's only interested in money now that he's no longer at the Emirates.



    Well I'm not sure Arsenal had much interest in resigning him. Gate would no more. Although i'm sure their lack of interest is directly linked to his wage demands. they've been actively working on his replacement (Serge Auerier) for some time. Looks a talent.

    Its a good move for City, as they've let Micah Richards walk.

    According to the article, Arsenal offered him a two-year extension and he turned it down.


    ahh...well then. wages or titles?
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:53 am
  • SeatownJay wrote:Bacary Sagna is jumping from Arsenal to Man City.

    http://www.espnfc.com/story/1877074/man ... om-arsenal

    Time for Gate to come in and tell us all how Sagna is a vile traitor who's only interested in money now that he's no longer at the Emirates.


    I'm less pissed off with Sagna leaving for City than I am at Cesc. Let me put this into perspective, when Cesc was confirmed to that cancer's club, I refused to even look at the color blue cause it was gonna send me into a fit of rage. Sagna, I don't hate him, I hate his choice. I'm grateful that he at least stuck around to help Arsenal end their drought, but I still wish he could've at least went somewhere other than City.
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:58 am
  • The 2014-15 Fixtures are out. Man City get to run a gauntlet to start their title defense. Having to play Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea in a 4 week span.

    The North London Derby and Merseyside Derby will highlight the September 27th fixtures.

    http://www.premierleague.com/en-gb/news ... eased.html
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:13 am
  • Gatehawk wrote:The 2014-15 Fixtures are out. Man City get to run a gauntlet to start their title defense. Having to play Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea in a 4 week span.

    The North London Derby and Merseyside Derby will highlight the September 27th fixtures.

    http://www.premierleague.com/en-gb/news ... eased.html



    well United's made a deal with Satan himself for that fixture list to start their season...

    Home to Swansea
    @ Sunderland
    @ Burnley
    Home to QPR
    @ Leiscter
    Home to West Ham
    Home to Everton
    @ WBA

    will be an invigorating start for them... dont pity their Spring though.
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Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:05 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote:
    Gatehawk wrote:The 2014-15 Fixtures are out. Man City get to run a gauntlet to start their title defense. Having to play Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea in a 4 week span.

    The North London Derby and Merseyside Derby will highlight the September 27th fixtures.

    http://www.premierleague.com/en-gb/news ... eased.html



    well United's made a deal with Satan himself for that fixture list to start their season...

    Home to Swansea
    @ Sunderland
    @ Burnley
    Home to QPR
    @ Leiscter
    Home to West Ham
    Home to Everton
    @ WBA

    will be an invigorating start for them... dont pity their Spring though.


    United seemed to have gotten Arsenal's luck from last season with the schedule.
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