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Fixtures for the new season released today.

Opening day games, Saturday 12th August
Arsenal vs Leicester City
Brighton & Hove Albion vs Manchester City
Chelsea vs Burnley
Crystal Palace vs Huddersfield Town
Everton vs Stoke City
Manchester United vs West Ham United
Newcastle United vs Tottenham Hotspur
Southampton vs Swansea City
Watford vs Liverpool
West Bromwich Albion vs Bournemouth



Huddersfield have a nice start to PL life as they don't have to play any of the top 7 until Spurs on 30th September, but then they do have to play 4 of the top 7 in the last 4 games (Chelsea, Everton, Man City & Arsenal).

Brighton have a tricky start with Man City and Leicester in the first 2 games and finish the season with a run in almost as hard as Huddersfields, facing Spurs, Burnley, Man Utd & Liverpool.

Leicester have probably got the hardest start, they have to play Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea & Liverpool all in the first 6 games.

Defending champions Chelsea have a tough first few games as well, playing Burnley, Spurs, Everton, Leicester & Arsenal.

Derby fixtures
19th August: Spurs vs Chelsea
16th September: Chelsea vs Arsenal
14th October: Liverpool vs Man Utd
18th November: Arsenal vs Spurs
9th December: Man Utd vs Man City & Liverpool vs Everton
1st January: Arsenal vs Chelsea
10th February: Spurs vs Arsenal
10th March: Man Utd vs Liverpool
31st March: Chelsea vs Spurs
7th April: Man City vs Man Utd & Everton vs Liverpool

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We'll give Shakespeare's swashbuckling counterattacking side a shock win, don't worry about that.
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Fairly pleasing symmetry, given our first game in the PL-era top flight and our last one were home games against Spurs.

Hopefully they make another slow start.
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Fairly pleasing symmetry, given our first game in the PL-era top flight and our last one were home games against Spurs.

Hopefully they make another slow start.

Almost like it was planned, much like us being at Palace - the same as the last game we had in the First Division in 1972

Got to say, I'm a little concerned we haven't confirmed any signings yet, but with that said it looks like some are on the way. Aaron Mooy on a permanent, Tom Ince also apparently on a permanent (provided we're not overpaying), and Patrick Roberts on loan. There'll be a random German or five in our transfers as well. Looking good, we'll give it a go
Eric Dier has warned us that they haven't forgotten the last day a few year ago.

He definitely thinks he's good at football doesn't he?
Shocking news as footballer wants to make up for bad loss.

We'll probably lose again though to be honest, going to be a painful fun season ahead.
We'll probably lose again though to be honest, going to be a painful fun season ahead.


You never seem to be optimistic when it comes to Spurs haha, I know you've got Wembley for a year but I don't see any other reason why you can't go from strength to strength?
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You never seem to be optimistic when it comes to Spurs haha, I know you've got Wembley for a year but I don't see any other reason why you can't go from strength to strength?

Well it goes to shit most of the time so it's not like they ever prove me wrong. I don't know why but our players play like they've never met each other before when we're at Wembley and I'll be surprised if thats not the case for the next year. No way we'll finish in the top 4 so I'd much rather miss out on Europe completely so we can focus on the league, as long as we don't lose too many players.
Almost put this in the lower leagues thread

How a football club should be run:
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OYSTON OUT
Yet to decide where my refund will be going. I don't want the cash back, but I'll still be a bit strapped for cash with moving, so tempted to take the retail option and invest in this season's shirt. That said, the Town Foundation is a brilliant initiative that provides kids in Kirklees with free breakfasts at schools, and £99 will provide an awful lot of breakfasts.
Yep, that's brilliant - but a bit weird you have to give a further £26 for giving to charity
Yep, that's brilliant - but a bit weird you have to give a further £26 for giving to charity

That's Dean giving the further £26. We provide £99, Dean tops it up to £125.

Looks like we've got a striker. Laurent Depoitre from Porto. They signed him for €6m just last summer, though it's not really worked out for him (probably something to do with two truly top-class strikers being ahead of him). Two-year deal with the club having an option for a third. No idea on fee, though part of me wonders if it was knock-down with the aim of Porto clearing the decks a bit for next season. His agency has tweeted a picture of him signing the deal with Town, but it's been deleted.
Ah right - that makes a lot more sense.
Tammy "the next Bamford" Abraham has joined Swansea on a season long loan then. With Llorente out with a broken arm and Borja potentially being shipped out on loan then there is a lot of pressure on him to start well and score.
Sometimes you have to stand in the shadows; to see the light.

OYSTON OUT
Abraham will, if given the service. He's a good player, that lad.

Signings! We're up to 8. Kachunga signed permanently (£1.1m from Ingolstadt), Laurent Depoitre (£3.5m from Porto), Aaron Mooy (£8m from Manchester City), Jonas Lössl (loan from Mainz), Tom Ince (£7.5m from Derby), Kasey Palmer (loan from Chelsea), Danny Williams (free from Reading), and now Steve Mounié (£11.5m from Montpellier) have all arrived (or re-arrived) to boost the squad. And I think our transfer activity isn't finished yet - strong rumours about Fulham left-back Scott Malone and Copenhagen lunatic Mathias Zanka Jørgensen (who makes Michael Hefele look shy and retiring) arriving in the next day or two. There's still space for a couple of loans as well, which I imagine we'd take advantage of (Ollie Burke is strongly rumoured).

On the way, I'd imagine, will be Sean Scannell, Harry Bunn and Joe Lolley, with loans for Luke Coddington, Jack Payne and Tareiq Holmes-Dennis.
Will be interesting to see how young Ince gets along in the Premiership again. Don't know if he's got it anymore at that level, his development was not helped when his dad came in to manage us!
Sometimes you have to stand in the shadows; to see the light.

OYSTON OUT
Will be interesting to see how young Ince gets along in the Premiership again. Don't know if he's got it anymore at that level, his development was not helped when his dad came in to manage us!

Wagner turned Van La Parra into one of the most dangerous and hardworking wingers in the division - if he can do that with VLP, he can do it with anyone. Ince has more end product even without Wagner's input. He is only 25, and his Championship record is ridiculously good - almost 50 goals in 5 years is more than any other winger at that level. We'll see. He'll be hungry to prove himself and that'll count in our favour.
Laca to get over 20 goals in his first season?
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Laca to get over 20 goals in his first season?


Yeah he'll score a good few if Sanchez and Ozil stick about.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has questioned Tottenham's ambition, suggesting they have lower expectations than their Premier League title rivals.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy this week defended a lack of signings and railed against "unsustainable" spending.

They were runners up to Chelsea in the Premier League last term, faltered in the Champions League group stages, and again in the Europa League last 32.

"If [Spurs] don't win the title, it's not a tragedy," said Conte.

"If they don't arrive in the Champions League, it's not a tragedy. If they go out in the first round of the Champions League, it's not a tragedy. If they go out after the first game that they play in the Europa League, it's not a tragedy.

"Maybe for Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United and - I don't know - Liverpool, it is a tragedy. You must understand the status of the team.

"Every team has to understand what their ambitions are. If their ambitions are to fight for the title or win the Champions League, you must buy expensive players. Otherwise you continue to stay in your level. It's simple."

"My question is this: What are Tottenham's expectations?"




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He has a point. As good a Spurs are looking, and I love watching them play, they just don't seem to have that edge. And the gap will only get bigger with the spending in the league.

I wouldn't be surprised to see them finish in the top 4 but I can't see them winning the league just yet. It would be a nice surprise but I guess most of you wouldn't have them down as one of your three favourites to win the league.
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They have no depth to their squad. End of story.

Sometimes you have to stand in the shadows; to see the light.

OYSTON OUT
My expectations with Spurs is that the new stadium move and having to borrow Wembley means Spurs are probably not going to have as good a season as last year. But then I didn't think they'd advance on 3rd 16 months ago, so what do I know?
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Well, didn't want to start a thread for the Community Shield.

Chelsea starting without Morata (on the bench) While Arsenal are without Sanchez and Ozil who aren't on the bench even. Hope this will be a good game
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Not that good. Don't really understand why Conte let Courtois take the second penalty but whatever. Bad defending throughout most of the game really, and at that free kick especially. Luiz and Rudiger not bothering to try and stop Kolasinac.

Pedro with a stupid mistake. Should have never gone in for such a tackle.

Think the game was quite balanced with each team having its better moments. Oh and Xhaka was great today.

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Surprised the game was so even considering we were missing Koscienly, Mustafi, Ramsey, Sanchez & Ozil, then of course Mertesacker going of early in the game.

Have to say Chelsea look a bit of a mess at the moment and wouldn't be surprised if Conte is the first manager to quit this season.
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Surprised the game was so even considering we were missing Koscienly, Mustafi, Ramsey, Sanchez & Ozil, then of course Mertesacker going of early in the game.

Have to say Chelsea look a bit of a mess at the moment and wouldn't be surprised if Conte is the first manager to quit this season.


I think things aren't quiet at the club. It is obvious that Conte isn't happy with the transfers, both coming in and the ones leaving (Matic). Hope Roman gets his money bags and lets Conte do his thing. Would be pissed if he left because he didn't get what he wanted.

One of the things that made everything work last season was the comitment shown by everyone. With how things started this season (Costa and Matic, Conte vs. Emenal...) I fear that this will be similar to our previous title defence.
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So what are peoples predictions for this season?

1 - Man City - Ridiculous attacking players, money will get them the title again
2 - Arsenal - New formation seems to work (mostly) and providing Lacazette can get us 20+ goals. If Sanchez leaves its another story...
3 - Liverpool - Not improved enough for me and Coutinho could be a massive blow
4 - Man Utd - Really don't impress me and I've no idea why they are being touted as potential Champions, only fourth due to Spurs and Chelsea dropping so much
5 - Tottenham - No signings yet, small squad, away match every week
6 - Chelsea - Can see this season being similar to the one before last
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18 - Burnley/Swansea - Not sure who here, depends a lot if Swansea sell Sigurdsson
19 - Huddersfield - Can see them really struggling
20 - Brighton - Same as Huddersfield, whipping boys this season
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1 - Man City - Just can't see anyone beating them to the title. Squad is really strong!
2 - Man Utd - Just have a feeling that things could click. Especially with Pogba allowed a more advanced role in the middle!
3 - Arsenal - Just don't see them as title contenders. Lacazette and Kolasinac are great signings but I think something isn't working there as a whole.
4 - Chelsea - I hope I am wrong and that we will finish higher but as things stand, I just can't see things working out. Unless Conte gets what he wants, I can see another Jose season.
5 - Liverpool - Salah is great. If Coutinho leaves they will be in trouble. Don't think their backline and keeper are strong enough yet for a real title push.
6 - Tottenham - Not exactly nice playing away from home all of the time and we saw how they faired at Wembley last year in the CL and EL.
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18 - Swansea - Sigi looks on his way out so can't see them posing a threat to many teams.
19 - Huddersfield - Not seen much of them but they don't seem as good as the other teams that will fight for relegation
20 - Brighton - Same as above. Hope Hemed and Kayal can impress and move to another PL club
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1 - Man City - As everyone else says, they've spent the money this window, should run away with it
2 - Chelsea - Think it'll come together after a few games and a long unbeaten run towards the end of the season
3 - Liverpool - Not made changes at the back to warrant a title challenge, top four thoug
4 - Man United - Lukaku a big addition, will do more than Rooney was, Pogba free role, back inside top four.
5 - Arsenal - Laca and Giroud (if he stays) will do the business up top, but not sure the fans negativity esp. against Wenger could affect performances on pitch
6 - Spurs - Lack of Business, poor at Wembley last year, will struggle to make top 4 this year.
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18 - Burnley -
19 - Huddersfield - Can see them really struggling
20 - Brighton - Same as Huddersfield, whipping boys this season
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