Matchday 22

Discussion in 'Association Football (Soccer)' started by RossFC, Jan 1, 2018.

Put it out there
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Are refs too lenient on players allegedly targeting top players?

  1. Yes. Players could get hurt, harsher penalties should apply.

  2. No. Everyone gets injuries, stop whining!

  3. Ask a top player like Jack Watts what his opinion is on this.

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  1. RossFC

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    *Spurs and West Ham have 2 matches this matchday*

    Happy New Year! What a blockbuster to start 2018 with. Brighton vs Bournemouth!

    Next we have Liverpool who travel to Burnley. Both clubs have 2 days break from their last game so there could be some rotation. Mo Salah will look to improve on his 23 goal figure this season.

    Leicester will be hoping to bounce back against Huddersfield after bottling a 1-0 lead to Liverpool.

    Stoke then play Newcastle, Mark Hughes surely has to get sacked sooner or later, a loss to a very out of form Newcastle should confirm it.

    We then have El Bussico, Everton vs Man United. Mous side looks to be falling apart as of late and it may get tougher for them with Lukaku suffering a head injury in their last game. Everton whilst have been climbing the table as of late, still look toothless in attack and ended up losing to Bournemouth.

    Soton and Palace both managed draws against the Manc clubs last match day and both will look to push away from the relegation zone since they are 1-2 points out of it. Palace have CBs Scott Dann and Mama Sakho out injured.

    Swansea who managed a 2-1 win over Watford are still dead last. They play Spurs who have a game in hand. Even a draw would see them leapfrog Arsenal. Can Harry Kane further his lead in the golden boot?

    West Ham who also have a game in hand play West Brom. Big relegation battle here with 18th vs 19th. Would be massive for the Hammers if they won and went up as high as 13th.

    Man Citys record breaking winning streak came to an end against Palace, they even saved a stoppage time penalty to still remain unbeaten but not without casualties. KDB could miss this game after copping a knock, Gabby Jesus is out for 1-2 months. Watford will struggle here after losing to 20th placed Swansea.

    Spurs vs West Ham a big game in itself was supposed to take place last year but was delayed into this matchday. I'm sure Spurs fans would love to bury West Ham further into the relegation zone whilst Hammers fans would love to put a dent in Spurs's top 4 hopes.

    Match of the round for mine is Arsenal vs Chelsea. Arsenal looked to have been robbed of all 3 points against West Brom while Chelsea cruised to 2nd place by smashing Stoke 5-0. A Chelsea win here would really put Arsenals top 4 hopes on the ropes.

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

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    Hey Leicester fans, Will Adrien Silva take part next game?
     
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    Watford at home is about as good as we can hope for a couple of days after ending the streak.

    Such an unpredictable round of games this. No-one can take any of the games for granted cause there's always a surprise or two.
     
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    This is the type of game City could drop points in
     
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    Salah out two weeks, like City we should probably complain to the FA, they can't keep doing this to our players
     
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    Was his a contact injury too?
     
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    Doesn't matter, it's the refs responsibility that he doesn't get hurt
     
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    Right..
     
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    Because of stupid rulings, he won't be eligible to play against Udders. First game is likely against Fleetwood, and first Prem game against Chelsea.
     
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    Probably a better game to ease him into before a PL game
     
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    For the best to find his competitive feet. Would've loved to have him against Udders. Bit silly that we can't have him right now. But rules are rules.

    I hope he demolishes everything, takes us to Europe, and delivers himself a starting XI for Portugal for all that he has gone through.
     
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    city to redeem themselves with a 5-0 win
     
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    Cheers for your vote in confidence. We haven't been in good form lately, and we need to make amends for last time.

    Unless... you were talking about Stoke, and their need to redeem for that 5-0... you were totally talking about Stoke. darn.
     
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    Brighton vs. Bournemouth - 1-2
    Burnley vs. Liverpool - 0-2
    Stoke City vs. Newcastle Utd - 1-1
    Leicester City vs. Huddersfield Town - 3-1
    Everton vs. Man Utd - 2-2
    Southampton vs. Crystal Palace - 1-0
    Swansea vs. Tottenham - 1-2
    West Ham vs. West Brom - 0-0
    Man City vs. Watford - 3-0
    Arsenal vs. Chelsea - 1-2
     
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    Would be typical City to drop points here...
     
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    No it wouldn't. It would just be dropped points.
     
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    He's been in training for several weeks though right?
     
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    or not :(
     
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    Looks like Wanyama will be back for one these games.
    Should tighten us up at the back and allow for the back 3 again.
     
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    Any news on Kane?
     
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    Well he hasn't been ruled out. Didn't even mention him read into that what you will.
     
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    Indeed he has. Training the house down, as they say. Initially he didn't (for safety purposes), but after our appeal was rejected, he's been hard at it.

    I think with Iborra and Silva, we might actually see something proper mint, and combined with rotation with N'Didi, we should finally pick up things better. With these guys, we should have no excuse for ever starting King in the PL.

    Hopefully we get to work on that RB in the window, and another young quality CB. Chilwell needs more experience, and he'll only get that with gametime.
     
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    kangaspurs , if Spurs lose to West Ham, I demand that you replace your avatar with a can of Irn-Bru.
     
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