September 22, 2016 at 10:04 pm #1236306
Touch wood Leicester get at least a point, Arsenal v Chelsea on Saturday night.September 22, 2016 at 10:54 pm #1236336
I reckon all teams will be out to prove a point, Mourinho should have the United boys pretty riled up and Leicester will want to bounce back with a win after dropping out of the cup.
I can´t really make up my mind about Arsenal vs Chelsea either, Arsenal will go a long way in proving their credentials after a mixed start and Chelsea need a win in the league and who better than to beat than the Gunners to get things started.
I would go with the home win in both games even though it might be close.September 22, 2016 at 11:08 pm #1236339
Can a miracle happen and Leeds win four in a row? Not PL, I know. How dare I!September 22, 2016 at 11:21 pm #1236351
The Man Utd vs Leicester game has ‘draw’ written all over it for me.
Arsenal Chelsea on the other hand, I think will be a hard fought contest with a few goals. Not much between these two sides at the moment, and it’s a result that could have a huge bearing on where the champion’s league spots go this season.September 23, 2016 at 1:55 am #1236408
Nice to get back to football instead of balloon ball but let’s not hold our breath….
So where are we in the prem 5 games in? So……….. if this was a horse race.
Citeh streaking away so far, already displaying the magnetic passing and high pressing as expected but to a very high level already.
Utd and Chelsea are similiar in that they are both playing on recent reputations no longer being displayed on the pitch. Both are looking good when knocking over the lesser lights but failing in the big games, though the Watford result is worrying for the boys from Surrey.
Everton are doing well but the form lines are weak, they have yet to meet a contending club and the results of such clashes will be crucial.
Leicester are staying in touch and could ignite at any moment while Spurs look increasingly solid and out of character…
Which leaves Liverpool, the second best form lines, having knocked over Arsenal, Leicester and Chelsea while drawing with Spurs.
An important weekend then for Chelski and Utd who could lose ground. I expect Chelski to lose and Utd to draw or lose.Liverpool could struggle to win against Hull though it’s difficult to see them losing. I think the top 4 will all win.
So that’s knackered any chance they may have.
So Chelski and Utd could be 8 points adrift of top spot after 6 games despite all the managerial and transfer hullabaloo……………………………..
Just another simple case of history repeating?September 23, 2016 at 6:31 am #1236417
Could City be having a early honeymoon period under a new gaffer? Will be interesting to see how Pep does during and after Christmas. So far the signs are looking good for him.September 23, 2016 at 7:58 am #1236522
Blimey, it’s a football related thread! It’s been a dark week for TT.
I reckon we are looking very fragile and low on confidence with a certain Wayne Rooney the embodiment of it. If he starts against Leicester we’re up sh*t creek without a paddle. I am hoping our front 4 is made up of a selection between Ibrahimovic, Mkhitaryan, Rashford, Martial, or Mata, hell even Lingard should get the nod ahead of Rooney. I am also hopeful that Fellaini is nowhere near the starting lineup because the likes of Vardy, Musa, and Mahrez will murder us on the counter. Herrera deserves a start as well. All in all I wouldn’t be surprised if we lost to Leicester, their tactics are designed perfectly for an Old Trafford visit.
I will keeping an eye on the West Ham vs Southampton game. Big pressure on Bilic and his team plus they are exciting in attack while being rubbish in defence. Routine wins for Manchester City, Liverpool, and Spurs.
As for Arsenal and Chelsea, I hope they both lose.September 23, 2016 at 8:53 am #1236615
Sean the sailorParticipant
Hatters, a lot of liverpool fans are very nervous about tomorrow. Its these games that really kill us. To be honest, im just waiting for us to screw up as it has happenend so many times in the past. I think rooney will be dropped tomorrow.
i cannot for the life of me see utd losing another game tomorrow. I think they will beat leciester 2-1. If they did lose then it would be a real disaster. Its still early days but the vultures are already out for jose.
I think aresnal and chelsea will be a drawSeptember 23, 2016 at 9:14 am #1236648
You’ve got to fancy YooUtd over Leicester on paper, but then again we were saying that about Leicester all off last year and they went and won the bloody thing. I’ll certainly be cheering for the Foxes anyway, purely based on the anti-Maureen factor.
Chelsea vs Goon Show… Bloggy, who we cheering for in that game? Personally, I’m going for 0-0, 6 red cards and 12 pulled hammys. That would be perfect.
Would think wins for City, Spuds, Everton (wouldn’t be surprised to see a draw though!), Pool and Stoke.September 23, 2016 at 9:17 am #1236654
Utd will have to play pretty deep against Leicester. There is so much pace up against so little. If Mahrez brings his A game and Vardy is on song this could get pretty difficult.
In Slimani Leicester could have yet another finding and I like Musa very much.. Pace pace pace. It’s a shame that Mendy has been off for several games as I enjoyed his cameo against Arsenal and think he could yet become an important part of Ranieri’s plans.
Liverpool could struggle too to score, but if they get the door to open they could be comfortable. I remember a similar encounter against West Brom when Kloppy showed the other side of his character and wasn’t a happy chappy at all against the Pulis shield wall.
Another interesting weekend both in the prem and the other leagues and one that might have a serious effect on some managerial careers in due course.September 23, 2016 at 9:17 am #1236657
@sean. I see the fear that Pool fans might have about Hull. They were very dogged in defence against us but I think the whole seige mentality and energy from being a newly promoted side has worn off now. They lack quality and I think Liverpool will have way too much for them with the passing and movement in your side. Expect a comfortable win and a title challenge.
As for United, I think we are fragile and Leicester will smell it. I just feel like there are too many losers in our team and Mourinho has a tough job to do on them mentally, he needs a priest to exorcise the demons that these broken players seem to have and Rooney is the embodiment of the victim mentality they have at the minute. The only players that I think are currently mentally in the right space are De Gea, Carrick, Shaw, Blind, Herrera, Rashford, and Ibrahimovic. The rest seem to lack mettle and are still scarred by LvG and Moyes while the jury is out on the mental strength of Mkhitaryan, Bailly, and Pogba.
I really believe that Mourinho is in for a torrid time because our players are rubbish with no spine/fight in them. The problem for ol’ Mourinho is that fans, pundits, and even some Manchester United fans seem to be rubbing their hands waiting for him to fail.
What is even more baffling for me is that some posters on here like mufc and redblood genuinely want Mourinho to fail as if it will serve some sort of greater purpose for the club – I simply do not understand their logic.September 23, 2016 at 9:18 am #1236663
Banjo, is there any chance of them both getting beat!
If I had to choose then of course I’ll be rooting for the Blue side of London…although…hold on a sec…?
All the best.
Bloggs.September 23, 2016 at 9:21 am #1236666
How about a huge punch-up so both clubs get docked 10 points? Is that even possible? And West ham lose 5 points for just being West Ham?
Give all the points to Fulham or Orient… 🙂September 23, 2016 at 9:39 am #1236936
An encouraging thing for me ahead of the Hull game is the Article http://www.teamtalk.com/news/klopp-wants-angry-liverpool-to-get-round-hull-bus-parking of JK actually unearthing this making a point that these are the types of fixtures we can’t afford to let slip.
He may have done his homework on our history, or better still, takes on board the fact that we dropped 11 points from winning positions.
Not this time though. I genuinely see a more balanced side and quicker than ever in movement both on and off the ball – no scoreline predicted, but I’ll fancy us to take all 3 points and continue our little good run of victories.September 23, 2016 at 10:20 am #1237032
Sean the sailorParticipant
as much as i could not stand hodgson and wanted him gone, i never wanted us to lose a game hatters.
utd dont have bad players though. That was the excuse last season. They have some really good players but why is felliani playing instead of hererra/schnerlin? why are players being played out of position?
Alfie made a very valid point during the week. Utd are much more open for a jose team. They have only one in midfield when pogba plays there. Hes either no discipline to play that role or jose is telling him to push on? You have rashford out wide and martial out wide. Too very attacking players but both still playing out of position. LVG got stick for that. Jose is doing the same thing. He is only tehre a wet day so there is plenty of time for improvement. It was a bad little run but i cant see it continuing.
watching utd on sunday was like watching lvgs utd. All passing and no purpose. Smalling looked dreadful. I think utd have some really good players. Jose needs to stop playing players out of position. Go 4-3-3, drop rooney and play to pogbas strenghts. They need 2 out of carrick.herrea and schnderlin playing in there.Someone who can recycle the ball. The players are to blame but so is jose. Hes already losing it a bit with his little rants. Just myu opinion mate. I really dont htink utd will get any worse and willimprove under jose and be there or there abouts at the end of the season. They have to many good plaeyrs and a good manager not to have a real go this seasonSeptember 23, 2016 at 12:16 pm #1237260
At Inter Jose had truly world class players who were willing to submit to his instructions and play out his ideas to the letter.
Utd is the opposite situation, disgruntled players, many of them second rate, who have their own ideas on how to play. In addition the club have added a towering ego in Zlatan who doesn’t like it up him and will get moody if the bad run continues and who could be the catalyst for trouble.
Add to this the lack of pace all around the squad and the pressure from the money men and you have a real scrimash on your hands.
The last thing you want on top of this sh*t pile is someone like Rooney who is wandering around like a lost ghost.
Best of luck with all that then. This could be a pivotal game even this early.September 23, 2016 at 12:34 pm #1237287
I think it is an interesting weekend of games, I understand a few UTD fans distrust of Moo, already he has alienated players with some of his comments, Liverpool need to prove they can win against teams they are expected to beat. Then you have the Arsenal Chelsea game, exciting weekend ahead 🙂September 23, 2016 at 1:41 pm #1237458
scared of pep already…shakingSeptember 23, 2016 at 2:03 pm #1237530
I see another 3 points for City; they’ll be hard to catch of this carries on and so far, Pep’s on a perfect momentum.September 23, 2016 at 2:35 pm #1237599
Can see another red card or two dished out in our clash against the Goons. Definite game of the weekend along with Utd vs Leicester.
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