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Fixtures are out for the Premier League, so might as well start a new thread.

 

Arsenal v Manchester City
Bournemouth v Cardiff City
Fulham v Crystal Palace
Huddersfield Town v Chelsea
Liverpool v West Ham United
Manchester United v Leicester City
Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur
Southampton v Burnley
Watford v Brighton & Hove Albion
Wolves v Everton

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Looks like Spurs will be playing at Wembley again after all... although only once.  The Premier League must have agreed to let Spurs off the usual "one ground per season" rule.

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I don't know... as a Fulham fan you wait 42 years to play at Wembley and then you're there again at the beginning of the next season. 

 

We're going to be getting bored of the place before long. 

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3 hours ago, Smoothy said:

Looks like Spurs will be playing at Wembley again after all... although only once.  The Premier League must have agreed to let Spurs off the usual "one ground per season" rule.

 

Is that actually a rule, though.  Just most clubs try to get things finished during the off season.

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3 hours ago, Smoothy said:

Looks like Spurs will be playing at Wembley again after all... although only once.  The Premier League must have agreed to let Spurs off the usual "one ground per season" rule.

 

They've thanked the PL for being flexible on this occasion in the press release for ticket holders. 

I would imagine it helps to make the scheduling of fixtures and policing a little easier too, especially as it's another London club. 

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Ah, excellent, thanks.

 

I wondered because teams are usually very careful to state with season tickets that you are guaranteed entry to a game, but not to state where that game will be just in case something unavoidable happens with the stadium.

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My distant but maybe closer-than-most understanding is that they were pretty relaxed about the FA/PL letting them do this but it's a complete no-no with UEFA so they had to be sorted in time for the CL. First round of that is just after the first league game in the new stadium if I remember right (depending on if they're home or away first at least).

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Not the worst start for us with Bournemouth away then Newcastle at home then Huddersfield away. Not that I'm saying they won't all be difficult, but its a nice summer away trip to start then a team with big travelling support to kick it off at home.

 

It gets much scarier then - Arsenal home then Chelsea and Man City away! and then after Burnley at home we have Spurs away.

 

I'm sure Warnock is already figuring out tactics, schemes and plans for all of these games ;-)

 

 

 

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'ark at old @Plissken there starting a "football" thread and mentioning just the Premier League. Burnley fan forgetting his roots.

 

My beloved club are currently rennovating the grandstand - it's closed all of next season - and they've started selling the grandstand seats - fair enough, they're really old and made of wood and cast iron and a lot of fans would want one for the back garden as a keepsake.

 

Now they're selling off other stuff on ebay that they need to get rid of.

 

 

 

How embarrassing is this? 

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18 hours ago, neoELITE said:

'ark at old @Plissken there starting a "football" thread and mentioning just the Premier League. Burnley fan forgetting his roots.

 

My beloved club are currently rennovating the grandstand - it's closed all of next season - and they've started selling the grandstand seats - fair enough, they're really old and made of wood and cast iron and a lot of fans would want one for the back garden as a keepsake.

 

Now they're selling off other stuff on ebay that they need to get rid of.

 

 

 

How embarrassing is this? 

 

To be fair they're a bit of a bargain!

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One for the Wolves fans.

https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/sport/plymouth-argyle-swoop-premier-league-1683481

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Plymouth Argyle have addressed the goalkeeping situation at Home Park by bringing Wolverhampton Wanderers youngster Harry Burgoyne to Home Park in a season-long loan deal.

 

He should really be a number 2 but who knows. We have two keepers on the books - including a young keeper who has been tipped to be a future Premier League player so I'm not sure if it is wise getting in such a young keeper. Who knows, he might be a good signing. 

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6 minutes ago, neoELITE said:

One for the Wolves fans.

https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/sport/plymouth-argyle-swoop-premier-league-1683481

 

He should really be a number 2 but who knows. We have two keepers on the books - including a young keeper who has been tipped to be a future Premier League player so I'm not sure if it is wise getting in such a young keeper. Who knows, he might be a good signing. 

 

He managed to keep a clean sheet at Stoke in 16/17, and won at Anfield also in 16/17.  He also conceded 4 at home to Fulham on his league debut that year, so I really don't know.

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4 hours ago, dr_manhattan^ said:

 

He managed to keep a clean sheet at Stoke in 16/17, and won at Anfield also in 16/17.  He also conceded 4 at home to Fulham on his league debut that year, so I really don't know.

 

Cheers. To be fair, he's coming to live somewhere a lot nicer than Wolverhampton so he has an incentive to stay here for a bit rather than have his loan terminated. 

 

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20 minutes ago, neoELITE said:

 

Cheers. To be fair, he's coming to live somewhere a lot nicer than Wolverhampton so he has an incentive to stay here for a bit rather than have his loan terminated. 

 

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Is that Wolverhampton?  I've genuinely never seen the place in the first picture in my life.

 

I don't see him having much of a future at Wolves to be honest, but I hope he has a good career whatever happens, seems a decent chap.

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15 hours ago, dr_manhattan^ said:

Is that Wolverhampton?  I've genuinely never seen the place in the first picture in my life.

 

I don't see him having much of a future at Wolves to be honest, but I hope he has a good career whatever happens, seems a decent chap.

 

Google images and a light hearted joshing. We do need a decent keeper - we have one on the books but he was brought in as cover and seems to have just stayed here. Our regular first choice keeper hung up his gloves at the end of the season. Who knows, maybe this lad will be our next number one. 

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2 hours ago, neoELITE said:

 

Google images and a light hearted joshing. We do need a decent keeper - we have one on the books but he was brought in as cover and seems to have just stayed here. Our regular first choice keeper hung up his gloves at the end of the season. Who knows, maybe this lad will be our next number one. 

 

Fingers crossed! I’ll look forward to your verdict this coming season, after three games you’ll have watched him more than me I think. 

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On 17/06/2018 at 08:28, neoELITE said:

 

Google images and a light hearted joshing. We do need a decent keeper - we have one on the books but he was brought in as cover and seems to have just stayed here. Our regular first choice keeper hung up his gloves at the end of the season. Who knows, maybe this lad will be our next number one. 

 

IMO Harry won't make it in the top 2 leagues, he's just not good enough.  He's a good pro, and a very likeable bloke by all accounts but he's prone to lapses, doesn't have a decent command of his area and makes some rather basic positioning errors.

 

A year away on loan won't do him any harm at all, and I hope he gets plenty of game time that can help him eradicate the weaknesses in his game but ultimately I'd be very surprised if he had a career above L1/L2 level.

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IIRC, most of Sporting's players have walked out as free agents after the chairman organised their fans to break into the club dressing room after a game.  I think there will be a fair few heading to Wolverhampton.

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3 minutes ago, Plissken said:

IIRC, most of Sporting's players have walked out as free agents after the chairman organised their fans to break into the club dressing room after a game.  I think there will be a fair few heading to Wolverhampton.

 

Yeah, apparently we were talking to Patricio before their nutcase president decided to add a few million extra to the agreed asking price.

 

After everything that's happened at Sporting recently, it was the final straw for Patricio who terminated his contract meaning he's essentially a free agent.  I'm assuming the delay in announcing it is down to the legal wranglings due to the mess the president has caused.

 

It may be that we've still agreed to do the original deal and will pay what was agreed.

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Fucking fucking fucks sake!  No disrespect to the Dons - a great club in fact, and one I would normally be pleased to be playing - but the least I wanted was to have to get on a plane to go.  I had the passport ready and everything!

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:lol::lol:

 

I know what you mean though. When you get into Europe, you want to go beyond these shores. I've been lucky enough to do it a few times, and it's a completely different experience.


Will be an interesting game though. I would argue that Aberdeen's team was stronger a season or two ago (although I haven't seen their new signings yet obviously), so my gut reaction is that you may yet get a trip away @Plissken

 

Unless you then draw Rangers...

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https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jun/20/west-ham-sign-lukasz-fabianski-transfer-premier-league

 



West Ham United have continued to bolster their rearguard by signing Lukasz Fabianski for an undisclosed fee from Swansea City.

The Poland goalkeeper has joined on a three-year deal after Swansea’s relegation from the Premier League and is a replacement for Joe Hart, whose disappointing loan spell from Manchester City has ended. Fabianski is expected to compete with Adrián for the goalkeeper’s position.

 

Joe Hart is going to either be playing in the Championship next season or is going to be forgotten as he runs down his contract at Man City.

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6 hours ago, Plissken said:

Fucking fucking fucks sake!  No disrespect to the Dons - a great club in fact, and one I would normally be pleased to be playing - but the least I wanted was to have to get on a plane to go.  I had the passport ready and everything!

 

Burnley should beat them. You know you get to play other teams if you beat the teams you have to play. Sometimes, you get to play two different teams. 

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