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    Football Thread 2018/19

    This might be better suited to the bookies thread, but still. How Lawrenson and Merson are actually quite good at predictions. https://eightyfivepoints.blogspot.com/2017/07/how-are-lawrenson-and-merson-beating.html
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    Premier League 2018/19 season final table predictions

    Manchester City Liverpool Manchester United Tottenham Chelsea Arsenal Everton Leicester Burnley Wolves West Ham Fulham Crystal Palace Bournemouth Newcastle Brighton Watford Huddersfield Southampton Cardiff League Cup: Tottenham FA Cup: Liverpool European Cup: Barcelona Europa League: Arsenal Extra Random Prediction to be Wrong About - Uefa Nations League Winner: Belgium Extra Random Prediction to be Wrong About 2 -Top Combined Goals & Assists: Raheem Sterling
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    EFL Championship 2018/19 - All aboard the rollercoaster

    (Apologies for the crassness of this twitter user's name)
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    EFL Championship 2018/19 - All aboard the rollercoaster

    Millwall somehow drew 2-2 with Middlesbrough yesterday, after being 2-0 up with 87 minutes to go - and frankly we should have been 5 or 6 up. Now, I say 'somehow', when the equaliser was scored in the 97th minute after 5 minutes of injury time were shown. Where he got 5 full minutes in the first place from is anyone's guess. Our Manager Neil Harris revealed that when he asked the 4th official where those extra minutes came from, he was told there was some slow throw-ins that had to be accounted for. We've had some series issues with referee Kevin Friend in the past, so this can be viewed as 'unsurprising'. Still, a great performance against one of the preseason favourites hopefully is an indicator of how tough we will be to beat at home.
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    2018 FIFA World Cup

    So are you. Your claim that he can't be considered in the same breath as Shearer is offered with no quantifier as to what makes Shearer 'a league above', but you have criticised Kan'e 'Goal Threat'. So here's proof that Kan carries statistically a better goal threat than Shearer did, which is surely enough to consider Kane in the same breath and the same league as Shearer.
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    2018 FIFA World Cup

    Alan Shearer: 30 Goals from 63 Appearences Harry Kane: 19 Goals from 30 Appearences Having scored two-thirds the amount of goals as Shearer in less than half the appearances very much puts him in the same breath. Just to state the obvious here, to overtake Shearer, Kane needs 11 more goals. He's 24 years old, and barring career-ending injury, or the emergence of a striker that's the greatest forward England has ever produced, he'll be our main striker for a minimum of 6 more years. It's difficult to picture a world in which he doesn't score an average of two goals a year for the National team.
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    2018 FIFA World Cup

    And slightly longer term, Phil Foden. Manchester City 17-year old midfielder, u17 World Cup Golden Ball winner, and youngest ever English player to start a Champions League match.
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    2018 FIFA World Cup

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    2018 FIFA World Cup

    Cast your memory back three, four, eight months. To those weekends where the Premiership stops and the international qualifiers were played. This thread had quite a significant selection of people who moaned that 'the real football' had been paused, who stated loud and clear they didn't support England because we were boring and shit, who didn't have any interest in our style or our success. There wasn't many of us in here talking about them. There wasn't many of us who seemed to care. It's worth baring that in mind when you read some of these fuck-awful opinion posts.
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    Football Manager 2018 - Lower League Forumite stories abound

    After leading the MLS western conference with a 6 point cushion and 5 games to go, my Vancouver Whitecaps collapsed when the opposition finally seemed to figure out how to stop me scoring. We managed two draws and three losses and finished a disappointing 2nd, even though our supporters would have torn your arm off had they been offered that at the beginning of the season. We were then dumped out of the playoffs in the first round by FC Dallas on away goals. The cunts. The tactics: I desperately need a better finisher, Kei Kamara's composure stat has cost us points on it's own. *Has vietnam flashbacks to the several hundered open goals he missed* For the upcoming season, I'm going with something new. I want to control the midfield more, but I also want to make the most of Christian Techera on the wing, and Anthony Blondell who is an excellent DLF. And given how much I prefer two striker formations, that means it's going to have to be asymmetric. So these are the two I've come up with. I won't know how they work until I try them, but I'm leaning towards the 2nd of the two - the idea being that the RPM and Inside forward on the right create an overload on the right, which frees up the left for the CWB to bomb into space. The drop deeper instruction is combined with the front three being told to close down much more, so they hopefully harry the opposition on transitions, creating time for the others to retreat back into position.
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    The random discussion thread

    I'll show you some stuff! Knowing the basics well is all you need to win titles... eventually. That's the PC/Mac version. But there's a not-very scaled down version (which is still the core game engine) available on Switch and on Tablets.
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    Football Manager 2018 - Lower League Forumite stories abound

    FM 18 is a shade under £13 in the Steam summer sale. https://store.steampowered.com/app/624090/Football_Manager_2018/ My most recent game has seen me take charge of the Vancouver Whitecaps, in an attempt to navigate the MLS for the first time. Christ, that's a complicated league to dive into. 'Misunderstandings' highlights include not being that fussed when losing in the semi-final of the 6-team Canadian cup, to only realise later in the season that winning it is my only route into the North American champions league. And while the first season has been fun, I'm weighing up weather to stick with it, or start a final lower league game that'll see me through to the release of FM19.
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    The random discussion thread

    Football Manager 2018 is back down to a shade under £13 in the Steam Summer sale, which I need to mention because most of you lot don't have it. https://store.steampowered.com/app/624090/Football_Manager_2018/ It's fucking brilliant and I'm genuinely baffled as to why more of this sub don't play it, you nob ends.

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