2016-17 Premier League

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    Post by Scott_LFC on Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:37 am

    Man United, unfortunately. Bailly looks solid, Pogba and Ibra are huge players, Mkhitaryan is excellent too.

    Signing Luiz ruined Chelsea's window for me. What a joke. Kante and Batshuayi are good additions.

    Spur's window was underwhelming, to say the least.

    Arsenal's was a bit underwhelming too. Xhaka looks to be a good signing. Mustafi is apparently good but I've not seen him really. Other than that, I'm not impressed. Better than last Summer though, lol.

    City, I'm not sure. Gundogan is obviously brilliant but his injury issues are a concern. Sane, I haven't seen much of. Nolito, meh. Bravo is a good signing, probably. Stones, lol.

    Liverpool's window has been disappointing in the sense that we didn't sign a proper DM or LB. I'm very pleased with Karius, Matip and Mane as they are all areas we really needed to address in the Squad. Looks like Mane is quickly going to become extremely important for us. Matip looked solid against Spurs and his stats for last season were brilliant. Karius is clearly going to be an upgrade on Mignolet, as anyone would be an upgrade on Mignolet. Dunno about Wijnaldum, but he's been okay so far, interested to see how he does at Anfield. Klavan is meh.

    I'm just hoping Klopp can work his magic. The likes of Reus, Lewandowski, Hummels, Gundogan, etc were relative nobodies until Klopp signed them. Hoping for a similar effect with our Summer signings.

    If we had signed Hector and Dahoud, I'd say our window was brilliant, but alas, we did not.

    We definitely win the outgoings though.
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    Post by ResurrectionRooney on Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:03 am

    United - strong window, Bailly has had a great start albeit mainly against dross, Zlatan is class and a big upgrade on Rashford or Rooney, plus Mkhitaryan and Pogba are world class players by all accounts.  Shaw being back is a big boost also.  The squad is also excellent now.  Top two finish, with first being the more likely.

    I do have a slight nagging feeling that my optimism now is quite similar to the Gaalacticos optimism.

    Arsenal - Very good window, improved in centre defence, midfield and attack and kept hold of their world class players.  This added to a side who finished above United, Chelsea, City and Spurs last season.

    Chelsea - should improve a lot but WTF is resigning Luiz about?  Defence is ageing, Costa is great on form but could prove to be a liability.  I don't expect them to challenge particularly strongly.

    City - Very very strong in the final third but the midfield and defence has been left lacking.  I expect a top two finish.

    Liverpool - I don't think there's much chance of Mane, Matip or Wijnaldum doing well at Anfield.  That sort of person is rarely welcome at Liverpool and never for long.  There'll be some excuse to hate them soon.  They'll be pleased to be rid of Balotelli but disappointed that Sakho is still there.  Will struggle to make top four.

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    Post by Scott_LFC on Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:17 am

    We all know what happened last time United signed huge name players.

    In fact, I don't think I can think of a single big name signing in recent times for them that has actually done really well. RVP is the nearest thing but that only lasted 1 season.

    Expect the trend to continue and can't wait for Mourinho to implode United.
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    Post by ResurrectionRooney on Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:36 am

    So Man Utd had the best transfer window signing solid/huge/excellent players, but a few hours later it's going to be a total disaster because they'll all flop.  What changed?
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    Post by Theo Filippo on Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:40 am

    Chelsea had the strongest window followed by City and then United I think.

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    Post by Scott_LFC on Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:26 pm

    ResurrectionRooney wrote:So Man Utd had the best transfer window signing solid/huge/excellent players, but a few hours later it's going to be a total disaster because they'll all flop.  What changed?


    What?

    United signed the best players, yes. Therefore had the best window. I mean, signing Ibra, Pogba and Mkhitaryan in one window is some feat.

    Still expect it to be a car crash in the end, though. Especially with that paranoid lunatic Mourinho in charge.

    Hope that cleared it up for you.

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    Post by Keyser Söze on Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:46 pm

    Scott_LFC wrote:
    ResurrectionRooney wrote:So Man Utd had the best transfer window signing solid/huge/excellent players, but a few hours later it's going to be a total disaster because they'll all flop.  What changed?
    What?

    United signed the best players, yes. Therefore had the best window. I mean, signing Ibra, Pogba and Mkhitaryan in one window is some feat.

    Still expect it to be a car crash in the end, though. Especially with that paranoid lunatic Mourinho in charge.

    Hope that cleared it up for you.

    But if those players aren't enough to save them from a car cash then surely it isn't that good of a window.

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    Post by Scott_LFC on Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:09 pm

    Keyser Söze wrote:
    Scott_LFC wrote:
    What?

    United signed the best players, yes. Therefore had the best window. I mean, signing Ibra, Pogba and Mkhitaryan in one window is some feat.

    Still expect it to be a car crash in the end, though. Especially with that paranoid lunatic Mourinho in charge.

    Hope that cleared it up for you.

    But if those players aren't enough to save them from a car cash then surely it isn't that good of a window.

    You can't really say whether or not the signings are going to be a success at this point, though. So when I think about who's had the best window, it's clearly going to be the team who signed the more impressive set of players. United win that hands down.

    There's a chance that Liverpool's window ends up being better than United's. Karius could become De Gea v2, Mane could hit Suarez numbers, Matip could be the next Rio Ferdinand. Whilst Pogba does a Veron, Bailly does a Rojo, Ibra does a Falcao and Mkhitaryan does a Di Maria.

    Obviously I'm being hyperbolic there, but the point stands.

    At this current moment in time, United have had the best/most impressive window.

    Whether it ends up being a good window or not, remains to be seen. In 6 months time we could be laughing at United and their incredibly poor window.

    I like to think United's new galacticos will flop just like their last ones. So sue me.
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    Post by ResurrectionRooney on Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:37 pm

    Surely if you think that's going to happen you think that Liverpool have had an amazing window and United a terrible one?

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    Post by Scott_LFC on Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:14 am

    ResurrectionRooney wrote:Surely if you think that's going to happen you think that Liverpool have had an amazing window and United a terrible one?

    I've pretty clearly explained how I interpretated the question of who's had the best transfer window. If you're still confused then that's your problem.
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    Post by Glen Miller on Sun Sep 04, 2016 6:03 am

    Scott's initial post was actually quite fair.  I thought he had turned a corner there, but alas.
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    Re: 2016-17 Premier League

    Post by ResurrectionRooney on Sun Sep 04, 2016 6:31 am

    I'm starting to like Balotelli
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    Post by Parasect on Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:54 am

    Glen Miller wrote:Scott's initial post was actually quite fair.  I thought he had turned a corner there, but alas.
    It's a bit like when the unruly child is forced to show some manners, but still has to act up to maintain his title. 

    'Thanks... you jerkface!'
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    Post by jeb4eva on Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:48 pm

    Glen Miller wrote:Scott's initial post was actually quite fair.  I thought he had turned a corner there, but alas.

    Some things never change.

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    Re: 2016-17 Premier League

    Post by Scott_LFC on Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:58 am

    Pogba and Mkhitaryan have been atrocious so far. Laughing

    Both comprehensively outperformed by Sadio Mane.
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    Post by ResurrectionRooney on Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:50 am

    I'm not happy with how Mourinho is playing Pogba.  Either Rooney or Fellaini needs to be dropped and a dedicated defensive midfielder brought in.  Obviously it's far too early to judge Mkhitaryan, as it was when people were hailing him as one of the world's best players before he'd played a single game for us.

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