Alone in the Park - it's the Prem 2020-21 thread

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It's about that time, so let the complaints and assessments of who may or may not be ready begin

A Short Film About Scampoes (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 5 September 2020 15:26 (eight months ago) link

and yeah i started because

https://tmssl.akamaized.net/images/foto/normal/fabio-silva-fc-porto-u19-1556117018-21920.jpg

HE'S READY

A Short Film About Scampoes (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 5 September 2020 15:28 (eight months ago) link

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He [squints at fax] would be ready if he was allowed to be

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Saturday, 5 September 2020 15:57 (eight months ago) link

was looking frwd to messi going to city and having no discernible effect on their performances.

given lfc have run themselves into the ground over the last 2 seasons and have signed a grand total of 2 players over that period, neither of whom are starters, i'm not expecting them to win the league again.

utd since fernandes have been good but can't see ogs being able to add anything extra on top of what the players themselves can do cf. the way he/they shat it in semi finals last season. de gea could throw in 3 by october and still probably not be replaced by henderson.

chelsea should be interesting as a keegan newcastle 2.0 with all those great attackers plus a dire defence and rancid goalie.

oscar bravo, Saturday, 5 September 2020 16:49 (eight months ago) link

am p stoked for dirtyleeds but not getting ben white from brighton will hinder them, don't rate robin koch that highly

oscar bravo, Saturday, 5 September 2020 16:51 (eight months ago) link

and having said all that it seems equally possible that i will lose all interest by the start of october as prem post lockdown last season p much bored me even incl lfc winning the bloody thing. cl mini cup was enjoyable though.

oscar bravo, Saturday, 5 September 2020 16:53 (eight months ago) link

Yeah the excitement of a new season is tempered by how crap lockdown football has been.

Lampard and Solskjaer both good odds not to see the season out I think, Abramovitch has thrown money at the squad so I don't think a battling top 4 finish will be what he's looking for, Solskjaer probably a bit safer but he's not all that and again, will be expected to improve. Odds of Wolves cracking the top 6 tempered by tiredness, squad changes and the aforementioned crapness of empty stadiums, but I expect us to be thereabouts.

A Short Film About Scampoes (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 5 September 2020 16:59 (eight months ago) link

Liverpool won't romp the league but hard to look beyond them or City for the title.

A Short Film About Scampoes (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 5 September 2020 17:00 (eight months ago) link

Wolves about to sign an 18 year old Porto forward?

Neanderthal, Saturday, 5 September 2020 17:03 (eight months ago) link

Record fee for one of the most hyped 18 year-olds in the world, hard not to get a bit excitable

A Short Film About Scampoes (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 5 September 2020 17:05 (eight months ago) link

Of course their opener is during work hours on a date I'm training. Lol. Three times in a row now.

If YouTube TV lets me record it, maybe.

Neanderthal, Saturday, 5 September 2020 17:08 (eight months ago) link

Zillionaire John Henry cheaping out on the Red Sox and Liverpool so close to winning championships is lols.

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Saturday, 5 September 2020 17:25 (eight months ago) link

Think I’m gonna root for Leeds this season.

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Saturday, 5 September 2020 17:25 (eight months ago) link

lol please please please do

A Short Film About Scampoes (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 5 September 2020 17:25 (eight months ago) link

ok i'm not linking to the gutter press but lol Greenwood and Foden are very naughty boys and they should feel bad

A Short Film About Scampoes (Noodle Vague), Monday, 7 September 2020 11:54 (eight months ago) link

I used to think I hated Leeds but at this stage its oddly reassuring, like nu-metal coming back.

Matt DC, Monday, 7 September 2020 12:24 (eight months ago) link

Mahrez and Laporte have the rona btw.

Matt DC, Monday, 7 September 2020 12:24 (eight months ago) link

VDB is a good addition for Utd, but based on the evidence of post-lockdown football we'll seriously struggle if we don't get another couple of players

The worrying thing is we don't seem to have any plan for the RW beyond Sancho, despite not having a proper winger there for like five years now

Can see us going for a panic loan on deadline day - possible Douglas Costa or the like - which would be pretty underwhelming

As it stands, I think our first XI is up there with the best in the league but the bench options are absolutely dire and Solskjaer seems to not trust any of them to come on and change a game

In summary, 4th will be about the height of our ambitions

Number None, Monday, 7 September 2020 13:05 (eight months ago) link

VDB is a good addition for Utd

Not even slightly convinced by this tbf. Would like to be proven wrong but Utd isn't the kindergarten Ajax is. Think he'll have a hard time making his mark.

Monte Scampino (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 8 September 2020 11:33 (eight months ago) link

Porto is our feeder club now

A Short Film About Scampoes (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 8 September 2020 11:35 (eight months ago) link

Think he'll have a hard time making his mark.

He'll get enough games given the state of United's midfield. Then again, could be a Davy Klaassen situation idk.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 8 September 2020 12:01 (eight months ago) link

I rate him higher than Klaassen, VDB's got more talent. I'm just not sure his frivolity will be appreciated/come to fruitition as much as it did at Ajax.

Monte Scampino (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 8 September 2020 12:38 (eight months ago) link

state of Utd's midfield? It's looking better than it has in years

VDB I see as a depth addition who can sub for a few of our midfielders, while hopefully pushing for a starting spot

Number None, Tuesday, 8 September 2020 13:07 (eight months ago) link

personally I think our current first XI is a match for anyone in the league

it's when we have to go to the bench that the trouble starts

Number None, Tuesday, 8 September 2020 13:11 (eight months ago) link

Obviously he's not going to displace or challenge Bruno F but I guess is the aim is to play him behind him during the half a season when Pogba is injured or underperforming.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 8 September 2020 13:15 (eight months ago) link

1) why is he in San Francisco? and 2) I highly doubt it's that big

error prone wolf syndicate (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 10 September 2020 15:25 (eight months ago) link

looks like he has the Golden Touch alright

Number None, Thursday, 10 September 2020 16:12 (eight months ago) link

i hope my dick get big as the Eiffel tower
so I can fuck the world for 72 hours

Neanderthal, Thursday, 10 September 2020 18:57 (eight months ago) link

Fulham are very bad

Number None, Saturday, 12 September 2020 12:48 (eight months ago) link

Damien Delaney’s dream dinner party guests are a trip. pic.twitter.com/MJVgVGwcWZ

— Elvis Buñuelo (@Mr_Considerate) September 12, 2020

Matt DC, Saturday, 12 September 2020 14:01 (eight months ago) link

Any amount of money says they made him replace Hitler with Keith Richards.

Matt DC, Saturday, 12 September 2020 14:01 (eight months ago) link

hitler is going to be furious he didn't get an invite, guy's got a temper

这是我的显示名称 (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 12 September 2020 14:02 (eight months ago) link

I bet he's read some piss poor history books, especially if he thinks China had a billion plus population since the 50s!

calzino, Saturday, 12 September 2020 14:17 (eight months ago) link

I thought I'd misheard this, 5 Live lads pissing themselves

how do i shot moon? (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 12 September 2020 14:42 (eight months ago) link

Solid list tbh, I'd sub out Richards for Andrea Dworkin, it's a bit of a sausage fest and I bet he's a boring bastard

how do i shot moon? (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 12 September 2020 14:44 (eight months ago) link

Somebody needs to start the non Prem thread so I can lol at Derby

how do i shot moon? (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 12 September 2020 14:50 (eight months ago) link

I just spent literally five minutes scrolling down the preliminary FA cup fixture list on my phone. It's astonishing so many non-league clubs are still going in the age of cholera.

calzino, Saturday, 12 September 2020 14:58 (eight months ago) link

Excellent Leeds goal. 1-1 after about ten minutes.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Saturday, 12 September 2020 16:43 (eight months ago) link

Awful defending for both teams. Would be 2-2 if Bamford wasn’t a terrible fraud of a player.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Saturday, 12 September 2020 16:53 (eight months ago) link

the curse of the post! but still Bamford is shite!

calzino, Saturday, 12 September 2020 17:00 (eight months ago) link

mo salah with short hair looking hot

oscar bravo, Saturday, 12 September 2020 17:06 (eight months ago) link

missed the start, was hoping this would be spicy

how do i shot moon? (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 12 September 2020 17:13 (eight months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSZBIs0gs0E

how do i shot moon? (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 12 September 2020 18:06 (eight months ago) link

Ah 2017 LFC how I've missed you. Actually it turns out that I haven't and have become one of those dullards who values competence over excitement. I blame too much Football Manager. First LFC penalty poor decision imo.

oscar bravo, Saturday, 12 September 2020 20:38 (eight months ago) link

They don't call it the Poorthorns for nothing

how do i shot moon? (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 13 September 2020 14:44 (eight months ago) link

The gulf in quality and ambition between Leeds and West Brom / Fulham was enormous.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Sunday, 13 September 2020 15:34 (eight months ago) link

lol, what a let-off.

Everton deserve to be ahead though.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Sunday, 13 September 2020 15:47 (eight months ago) link

there was a caller on 5 live who said "it was a protest, they are supposed to go too far"

calzino, Sunday, 2 May 2021 18:58 (one week ago) link

(xp) I wouldn't be so sure about that.

Authoritarian Steaks (Tom D.), Sunday, 2 May 2021 19:10 (one week ago) link

well I did stop going on my football messageboard because they were always banging on about how great socialism was and hijacking threads with messages of solidarity with BLM!

calzino, Sunday, 2 May 2021 19:17 (one week ago) link

oh no I meant Tommy Robinson

calzino, Sunday, 2 May 2021 19:18 (one week ago) link

Surely red

flagpost fucking (darraghmac), Sunday, 2 May 2021 19:21 (one week ago) link

Cunts

flagpost fucking (darraghmac), Sunday, 2 May 2021 19:21 (one week ago) link

well I suppose on some level Hodges has a point then, but making reductive comparisons with BLM protesters to pissed off Man U fans is extremely bad

calzino, Sunday, 2 May 2021 19:23 (one week ago) link

Excellent hattrick

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Sunday, 2 May 2021 19:43 (one week ago) link

Gonna write a Spurs-themed death metal song called Eviscerating The Relegated

imago, Sunday, 2 May 2021 19:45 (one week ago) link

Some lovely pass and move stuff

flagpost fucking (darraghmac), Sunday, 2 May 2021 20:22 (one week ago) link

Am reading that bale has now scored more goals than lamela since lamela replaced him eight years ago

flagpost fucking (darraghmac), Sunday, 2 May 2021 21:09 (one week ago) link

“ For 90 minutes on Tyneside on Sunday something peculiar happened: it was possible to believe Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal really are “the new Invincibles” after all. ”

Lol U wot mate @ the start of the guardian coverage of yesterday’s game.

a hoy hoy, Monday, 3 May 2021 07:55 (one week ago) link

Again, in the coming days you will see the actions of this tiny minority grossly amplified in an attempt to recast the protest as some sort of violent riot.

no doubt some copper was horrifically injured by a flying stray rizla paper

calzino, Monday, 3 May 2021 09:22 (one week ago) link

Jose's gone to Roma!

Number None, Tuesday, 4 May 2021 13:34 (one week ago) link

Lol

Amazing

flagpost fucking (darraghmac), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 13:54 (one week ago) link

They're a historically underperforming club expected to finish 7th this year so he should feel at home.

Next Spurs manager odds on Rodgers, Parker, Nuno and Potter are all shortening with Naglesmann and Ten Hag both ruling themselves out.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 14:07 (one week ago) link

RIP alan mcloughlin

flagpost fucking (darraghmac), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 14:28 (one week ago) link

Happy imago tears day everyone #stayingup #EzeEasy

don't care m8

more worried about football being city vs chelsea on a human face forever

imago, Saturday, 8 May 2021 18:28 (one week ago) link

Well, tuchel made a significant blow in the champions league pre match, pep is furious, they should have had a clear penalty at the end and aguero messed up,missing one earlier in the game, VAR a fucking mystery as usual, this made the champions league final pretty tasty, can't under estimate Chelsea on this form

Swanswans, Saturday, 8 May 2021 18:35 (one week ago) link

the point is that everyone is bored to shit of both of those teams already, making the next twenty years very very boring indeed

imago, Saturday, 8 May 2021 18:40 (one week ago) link

well, you know, in this jizzneyland moneyball obscene spectacle of a game, I don't support either team but I'd prefer to watch them right now in a big game situation, than many teams or even my own team, arsenal

Swanswans, Saturday, 8 May 2021 19:22 (one week ago) link

le sigh

Chickpeas, Scamps and Beeves (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 9 May 2021 11:16 (six days ago) link

Willian's touch there summing up his entire stint at Wolves

Chickpeas, Scamps and Beeves (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 9 May 2021 12:29 (six days ago) link

Finally

Chickpeas, Scamps and Beeves (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 9 May 2021 12:32 (six days ago) link

Nice goal.

Are Animated Dads Getting Hotter? (Tom D.), Sunday, 9 May 2021 12:33 (six days ago) link

Spine of a good team with the kids here, I hope we keep Vitinha, we probably shd have played Adama more central and stopped persevering with William months back

Chickpeas, Scamps and Beeves (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 9 May 2021 12:37 (six days ago) link

Sad to see Morgan Gibbs White's last game at the Wolves tho

Chickpeas, Scamps and Beeves (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 9 May 2021 12:40 (six days ago) link

OK Morgan prove me wrong

Chickpeas, Scamps and Beeves (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 9 May 2021 12:47 (six days ago) link

Classic post-match red for Maupay there

Chickpeas, Scamps and Beeves (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 9 May 2021 12:55 (six days ago) link

He's not the brightest.

Are Animated Dads Getting Hotter? (Tom D.), Sunday, 9 May 2021 13:02 (six days ago) link

on behalf of the thread i'd like to thank West Brom for taking part and we'll see you next year

Chickpeas, Scamps and Beeves (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 9 May 2021 17:42 (six days ago) link

boing

hiroyoshi tins in (Sgt. Biscuits), Sunday, 9 May 2021 18:28 (six days ago) link

Boiler mascot an undoubted adornment to prem tbf

Burnley safe. Happy Bananaman Begins tears day everybody #littleleagues

imago, Tuesday, 11 May 2021 09:01 (four days ago) link

Strongly agree with poster Imago -- City and Chelsea utterly tedious, soccer no longer of interest with these clubs dominant.

the pinefox, Tuesday, 11 May 2021 09:50 (four days ago) link

an appropriately bathetic title win for City there

Number None, Tuesday, 11 May 2021 18:54 (four days ago) link

Another 2nd minute goal from Benteke. Am I losing my mind or has he actually bagged a few this season?

might also put this in the Real England thread

Around 100 fans have gathered outside the Etihad to celebrate Man City’s Premier League title. pic.twitter.com/x32v4x2pXU

— Matt Critchley (@MattCritchley1) May 11, 2021

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 11 May 2021 20:53 (four days ago) link

⚽️ Emile Smith Rowe
Chelsea 0x1 Arsenal

Grupo no whatsapp para receber replays dos melhores jogos do Brasil e Mundo ⤵️https://t.co/r070Mn94Ty pic.twitter.com/pevbYNcTmQ

— Douglas OCTA (@DouglasMengo4) May 12, 2021

I almost wish Frank had still been around for this goal

hiroyoshi tins in (Sgt. Biscuits), Wednesday, 12 May 2021 19:40 (three days ago) link

Chelsea finishing 5th and losing both finals would make this whole season okay imo

imago, Wednesday, 12 May 2021 19:47 (three days ago) link

lol Smith Rowe hasn't seen such woeful goalkeeping since he was on loan at Town

calzino, Wednesday, 12 May 2021 19:55 (three days ago) link

That’s a thing of beauty

a hoy hoy, Wednesday, 12 May 2021 19:58 (three days ago) link

Can't remember being this psyched for an Arsenal performance since Arshavin left tbh

Chickpeas, Scamps and Beeves (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 12 May 2021 20:18 (three days ago) link

lol what a shame for the bairns

Chickpeas, Scamps and Beeves (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 12 May 2021 21:02 (three days ago) link

ilx doesn't like tuchel?

groovemaaan, Wednesday, 12 May 2021 22:33 (three days ago) link

not when he's marshalling the fuckin nazi party of uk football

imago, Wednesday, 12 May 2021 22:43 (three days ago) link

Yeah im fine with him but the sooner he disavows and joins the resistance the better

flagpost fucking (darraghmac), Wednesday, 12 May 2021 23:26 (three days ago) link

city manage to make scoring backheel volleys boring

imago, Friday, 14 May 2021 19:47 (yesterday) link


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