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Ball, Ball, Ball - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019
« on: July 22, 2018, 12:32:01 PM »
There are now a mere NINETEEN (19) days until the start of the Premier League and other assorted club association football competitions.

Seeing as the previous WC thread sadly failed to deliver on its "coming home" promise and Are Gareth and Pals have returned from their adventure in Russia, let's get on with it and start a new thread. Unless there already is one that I haven't seen, in which case, new thread, ignore.

Who's going to win the 3rd biggest one, the EPL? For me, Clive, it's hard to look past Manchester City FC, although Liverpool and Spurs have got to be in the reckoning. No one wants Utd to win, presumably, not even a single game, but I suppose they've got some good players as well.
« Last Edit: July 22, 2018, 04:20:11 PM by gabrielconroy »

Re: Goal, Goal, Goal - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2018, 01:01:09 PM »
Not really following the football anymore but Man Utd can't not win it again.

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Re: Goal, Goal, Goal - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2018, 01:15:12 PM »
It's "Ball, ball, ball. Footy, footy, footy".

Gah!
« Last Edit: July 22, 2018, 02:03:57 PM by gmoney »

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Re: Goal, Goal, Goal - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2018, 01:31:40 PM »
christ it just never ends, does it? The Football. It never stops, it never stops, an endless merry go round, spinning...spinning...spinning....I WANNA GET OFF, JUST FOR A LIL WHILE.

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Re: Goal, Goal, Goal - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2018, 01:37:46 PM »
Arsenal to finish above Chelsea.

Re: Goal, Goal, Goal - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2018, 01:38:44 PM »
Arsenal to finish above Chelsea.

Chelsea to finish above Huddersfield.

Re: Goal, Goal, Goal - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2018, 01:42:40 PM »
Chelsea to win the League this season and avoid relegation on the last day in 2019/20.

Anyway, will there be a big live CAB thread for the Carabao Cup draws at round 4 am in the morning this season.

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Re: Goal, Goal, Goal - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2018, 01:45:44 PM »
Premier League is all played out now. It's all about the Championship. Especially since my lot are in there.

Re: Goal, Goal, Goal - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2018, 01:50:11 PM »
It's all about the Championship. Especially since my lot are in there.
It gets old when you've been there (and briefly lower) for 20 odd years...

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Re: Goal, Goal, Goal - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2018, 01:53:51 PM »
Tranmere vs Man City Juniors in the checkatrade Cup is the big one for me Andy

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Re: Goal, Goal, Goal - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2018, 02:14:27 PM »
Jesus Christ it's too early. Does anyone seriously want the fucking Premier League back in like two weeks time.

No. No-one does.

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Re: Goal, Goal, Goal - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2018, 02:19:27 PM »
Liverpool dropping huge amounts all over the shop suggest that this season is going to be their big push for the title. I know this can be said of all the teams every season, but my eyes are watering looking at these prices, Clive. Still think Manchester City will win it again at a canter again, though.

Manchester United to be a joyless void somewhere in the top four. Playing relegation football but somehow maintaining a steady league position all the way. Mourinho's tenure to out-last Alex Ferguson's.

Spurs seem overdue a bad season. It feels unnatural, finishing high every year. It cannot last. But however poor it is, it won't be as bad as Arsenal or Chelsea's. I reckon they're going to be shocking.

As with almost everyone, I am utterly useless at predicting football.

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Re: Goal, Goal, Goal - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2018, 02:20:48 PM »
No. No-one does.

Ah come on now. For a start, we have nothing else in our lives. Second, it's better than having to read BBC News articles about Everton beating Austrian pub teams 22:0 in friendlies.

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Re: Goal, Goal, Goal - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2018, 02:23:34 PM »
only 4 years till the next world cup..........

I'll probably be dead by 2022

Re: Goal, Goal, Goal - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2018, 02:25:28 PM »
only 4 years till the next world cup..........

I'll probably be dead by 2022

Don't worry it'll be a Qatarstrophe! Hehe

Re: Goal, Goal, Goal - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2018, 02:36:41 PM »
only 4 years till the next world cup..........

I'll probably be dead by 2022
And it won’t be a proper World Cup as it will be in November.

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Re: Goal, Goal, Goal - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019
« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2018, 03:07:53 PM »
It's "Ball, ball, ball. Footy, footy, footy".

Gah!

Yeah, this is going to annoy me for a whole year.

Predictions:

Exactly the same top 4 as last year, Arsenal and Chelsea swapping positions. Hope I'm wrong and Man U fall down again.

Liverpool make it 7 times Ronaldo's Juventus to beat Buffon's PSG in the Champions League final.

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Re: Goal, Goal, Goal - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019
« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2018, 03:12:15 PM »
It gets old when you've been there (and briefly lower) for 20 odd years...
It been almost a decade for us (Blackburn) but it is preferable to BFS keeping us in the Prem with hoofball win-scrapes and conceding every game against the Big 6. Hope things go well for you, whoever your team is.

Re: Ball, Ball, Ball - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019
« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2018, 04:20:37 PM »
Yeah, this is going to annoy me for a whole year.

Predictions:

Exactly the same top 4 as last year, Arsenal and Chelsea swapping positions. Hope I'm wrong and Man U fall down again.

Liverpool make it 7 times Ronaldo's Juventus to beat Buffon's PSG in the Champions League final.

Fine! I changed it - happy now???!?!?!??

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Re: Ball, Ball, Ball - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019
« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2018, 04:22:10 PM »
Fine! I changed it - happy now???!?!?!??

Yes!

And to celebrate here is the World Cup edition of that song: https://soundcloud.com/adam-buxton/the-footie-song-world-cup-edition

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Re: Goal, Goal, Goal - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019
« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2018, 04:31:20 PM »
Premier League is all played out now. It's all about the Championship. Especially since my lot are in there.

Now we’re cooking. Villa to do absolutely nothing (except possibly go into administration). Ferris to cry by end of season.

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Re: Goal, Goal, Goal - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019
« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2018, 04:36:40 PM »
Now we’re cooking. Villa to do absolutely nothing (except possibly go into administration). Ferris to cry by end of season.

Is John Terry still at Villa? I mean, I could Google it but I don't want his name in my Google search history.

I was looking up 'Child pornography laws in the United Kingdom' earlier but there's got to be limits.

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Re: Goal, Goal, Goal - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019
« Reply #22 on: July 22, 2018, 05:23:29 PM »
Is John Terry still at Villa? I mean, I could Google it but I don't want his name in my Google search history.

I was looking up 'Child pornography laws in the United Kingdom' earlier but there's got to be limits.

No, he’s fucked off into the sunset. New owners are selling everything that isn’t nailed down. Desolation. I feel nothing.

Re: Ball, Ball, Ball - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019
« Reply #23 on: July 22, 2018, 07:34:45 PM »
East Fife 4 Forfar 5 has become a reality (sort of). Momentous day for the game in Scotland, Clive. Harry Kane’s brother sent off in the match, too. Amazing scenes.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/44916496

Re: Ball, Ball, Ball - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019
« Reply #24 on: July 22, 2018, 08:07:47 PM »
My favourite footy scoreline is East Fife 4 Brechin 2 (Electric Boogaloo)

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Re: Ball, Ball, Ball - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019
« Reply #25 on: July 22, 2018, 08:37:44 PM »
Is there a CAB Fantasy Premier League set up? I've seen threads about other years but haven't seen one about this season.

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« Reply #26 on: July 22, 2018, 11:18:23 PM »
Is there a CAB Fantasy Premier League set up? I've seen threads about other years but haven't seen one about this season.

Ooh, I’d be up for this actually. I have a godlike ability to navigate any group of players to the bottom of any division. Like a millstone, I am.

Watch: Benteke will be massive for Palace this season. Marvel as he now goes on to do nothing.

Re: Ball, Ball, Ball - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019
« Reply #27 on: July 23, 2018, 12:13:59 AM »
Is there a CAB Fantasy Premier League set up? I've seen threads about other years but haven't seen one about this season.

I don't think there is one yet, so I just made one (classic scoring system).

Code is 994300-221259

Re: Ball, Ball, Ball - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019
« Reply #28 on: July 23, 2018, 08:13:19 AM »
I don't think there is one yet, so I just made one (classic scoring system).

Code is 994300-221259

Linky?

Re: Ball, Ball, Ball - Footy, Footy, Footy: 2018/2019
« Reply #29 on: July 23, 2018, 08:31:20 AM »
Linky?

Er, not sure there is a link to the league itself. Try going here and entering the code above: https://fantasy.premierleague.com/a/leagues/join/private

You will probably need to sign up first if you haven't already.