Matchday 11

Discussion in 'Association Football (Soccer)' started by RossFC, Oct 31, 2017.

Put it out there
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Is Pep right about Spurs being "The Harry Kane Team"?

  1. Yes.

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  2. No.

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  3. It's the Jack Watts Team.

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  1. RossFC

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    *Champions & Europa League games between matchday 10 & 11*

    First off we have Stoke (who just came off an upset win vs Watford) vs Leicester (who comfortably swatted off Everton). If Leicester under new manager Claude Puel play like they did last game they should get the 3 points here.

    Huddersfield and West Brom both experienced a loss last week but who will bounce back and push towards mid-table?

    Brighton would be sitting pretty away from the relegation zone if they managed to get a win vs Swansea. Swansea on the other hand are out of the relegation zone by only goal difference so they'll be desperate to make sure they are not in anymore danger.

    Newcastle had a surprise loss to Burnley but surely they can't lose to Bournemouth?

    Burnley have overtaken Watford as this seasons surprise packet so far with a 1-0 win over Newcastle. Can they continue the momentum against Soton?

    West Ham (Thanks to Antonio) bottled a lead to Palace in the stoppage time. Liverpool re-gained some confidence with a win over Huddersfield. Liverpool have won only 1 of their past 6 meetings with the Hammers. West Ham will be without Zabaleta due to suspension.

    A Harry Kane-less Spurs lost to Man United while some Zaha magic got Palace a much needed point against West Ham. Expecting Spurs to bounce back here.

    Everton under interim manager David Unsworth didn't go off to a good start losing to Leicester and now they face 8th placed Watford who could be without Troy Deeney due to suspension.

    Take your pick between match of the round.

    Either Man City vs Arsenal which will be free flowing. Would be a big scalp for Arsenal if they win and get in the top 4. But I feel Man City will be too strong.

    Or Chelsea vs Man United which should be a lot tighter contest. 2 top 4 clubs going at it. Man Uniteds 2nd top 4 clash in 2 rounds.

    My Picks:
    Stoke vs Leicester 1-2
    Huddersfield vs West Brom 1-1
    Newcastle vs Bournemouth 1-0
    Soton vs Burnley 1-2
    Swansea vs Brighton 1-1
    West Ham vs Liverpool 1-2
    Spurs vs Palace 3-1
    Man City vs Arsenal 4-2
    Chelsea vs Man United 1-0
    Everton vs Watford 1-2
     
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  2. Fryer Tuck

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    What's this? Stoke v Leicester at in a sane time? Sweet!

    I hope no one is seriously going to suggest Chelsea v United is the match of the round. If you genuinely think that, you've got rocks in your head. It's going to be as entertaining as the 'Northern Derby' (That's Burnley v Newcastle, since that's the closest team Newcastle have to a rival. No offence NUFC Tiger , but the match wasn't exactly the best it could've been!)

    City v Arsenal has serious potential to be exciting as heck, though. Out of the big boys, that is the match of the round. Ross, I swear if you pick Chelsea-United...


    Also, sorry BRAB , but I hope Everton gets the win over your lot. It's totally because Deeney is an ugly mug and totally not because of the fact that if you lose, we'll be taking over your spot.

    I'd much rather watch Everton-Watford over that other match, and if you're not a fan of either Chelsea or United, you should do the same!
     
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    haha went with a "take your pick" this week.

    Chelsea normally attack and surprisingly Man United did vs Spurs so it should interesting how it plays out. Hopefully both sides come to play.

    But yep Man City vs Arsenal should be a lot more fun to watch. But at the same time Man City are so good, so there is a "slight" chance it could get ugly.
     
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    Fingers crossed it will be a better showing last the last time United went to the Bridge (4-0 Chelsea).

    I'm curious to see the Arsenal fans thoughts on this one. I get the weird feeling that its not as 'bad' as people think its going to be. I just have that funny feeling.

    Call me insane in the membrane, but if we win against Stoke... I'm... actually really looking forward to the City game... after the break.

    OK, that's too far ahead. This is the last game before the break anyway. Let's just beat Stoke and make pursuit on 6th!
     
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    Stoke vs. Leicester - 1-2
    Southampton vs. Burnley - 1-0
    Newcastle Utd vs. Bournemouth - 2-0
    Huddersfield vs. West Brom - 1-1
    Swansea vs. Brighton - 2-1
    West Ham vs. Liverpool - 1-4
    Tottenham vs. Crystal Palace - 4-0
    Man City vs. Arsenal - 3-1
    Everton vs. Watford - 0-1
    Chelsea vs. Man Utd - 0-0
     
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    We won't be able to beat Man City.
    Our two best players want to be elsewhere.
     
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    lol City will ******* destroy us.
     
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    City just have to sit back and wait for us to give the ball away then score on a quick counter. Our only chance is to score first and be able to sit on a lead, if we go behind and have to chase the game then they will rip us apart.

    As much as it stifles our attacking play I wouldn't mind seeing Coquelin or Elneny come in for this one alongside Xhaka, with either Ramsey or Ozil dropping to the bench.
     
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    Does Wenger have it in him to play for a draw and look to counter ?
     
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    Did it at Chelsea
     
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    F*** I hope we win. Don’t think we will though. We are shite this season.
     

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    I think we may get pasted by City, I would take the draw at the moment for sure.
     
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    11pm Melbourne I land at about 8pm that night. Happy days

    Should be beating palace but I've got no confidence at Wembley
     
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    When is WR back from suspension chef ?

    You should be ashamed. You cost the board another all time melt you cumridden campaigner :hearts:
     
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    Stoke 2-2 Leicester
    Huddersfield 1-1 West Brom
    Newcastle 2-0 Bournemouth
    Soton 1-1 Burnley
    Swansea 2-1 Brighton
    West Ham 3-2 Liverpool
    Spers 0-7 Palace
    Man City 0-9 Arsenal
    Chelsea 1-0 Man United
    Everton 1-2 Watford
     
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    We gotta get the full three points to take advantage of Arsenal, City, Utd and Chelsea all playing eachother.

    West Ham have been a bit of a bogey side for us in recent years though so my hopes arent high.
     
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    Thank goodness we're the early game this weekend!
     
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