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We really are shit aren't we?
We just don’t care. Why should we when nobody else does? What do our fair weather fans from across the channel think? Or our fair weathers from shit holes like Rochdale was who have done a bunk. Absolute bunch of cunts.. won’t be missed. Only decent one about is Papi who genuinely gives a fuck, rest of you off islanders should be fucking ashamed. Cunts.
Here we go. 38 games. Everyone starts at zero. It's that hope and expectation we're all in it for. Even with City doing crazy 3 digits last season. World Cup summers and the seasons that follow are always 'difficult'. Limited pre-seasons can lead to weird tables come October with big clubs dropping points. Not sure if this season will see similar but with two of the 'big 6' sporting new managers you'd be hard pressed to find many saying the top 4 won't stay this same for a second season in a row. Ordered by last seasons placings... Man City Clear favourites simply because of the depth of that squad and the 100-pointer. But they are fallible. I maintain that if more clubs emulate Liverpool and United and have a go at them then it will reap dividends. Sure many of those that have a go will get twatted, but surely a season like last year can't happen twice? No team has won back to back titles in 10 years but it's there's to lose at the start. Man Utd Despite many fans having issues with both the style of play and the general attitude of the former special one, 81 points last time out was not to be sniffed at. On paper, there is a real side there, but under Mourinho they too often seem like a gang of misfits. If they can make it click and City suffer a hangover then you can't rule them out. Barring a Mourinho implosion (which I wouldn't discount completely given his pre-season comments), they are a shoe-in for top 4 at the very least. They've got a favourable opening few fixtures which may help to keep the boo boys away. Spurs They've held onto their top players (unless the rumours about Kane to United/Real turn out to be true), but they start with 4 away games before they open their new stadium, at home to Liverpool. You can't discount them, but with limited investment this summer and a very difficult wage structure you wonder how long they can keep going at this level. I still think they'll finish top 4, but only because Chelsea and Arsenal will be works in...
He has passed his medical, apparently. Small, dynamic player to add some energy to United's midfield. Only 134 league appearances to his name so far, so the five year contract won't see him too leggy before he leaves. Will be the 7th Brazilian to join us.
Thoughts are with the families of the 39 victims of the Heysel stadium disaster. 32 Italians, 4 Belgians, 2 French and 1 Northern Irish who went to a football match and didn't return. RIP to the 39. Rocco Acerra Bruno Balli Alfons Bos Giancarlo Bruschera Andrea Casula Giovanni Casula Nino Cerullo Willy Chielens Giuseppina Conti Dirk Daenecky Dionisio Fabbro Jacques François Eugenio Gagliano Francesco Galli Giancarlo Gonnelli Alberto Guarini Giovacchino Landini Roberto Lorentini Barbara Lusci Franco Martelli Loris Messore Gianni Mastrolaco Sergio Bastino Mazzino Luciano Rocco Papaluca Luigi Pidone Bento Pistolato Patrick Radcliffe Domenico Ragazzi Antonio Ragnanese Claude Robert Mario Ronchi Domenico Russo Tarcisio Salvi Gianfranco Sarto Giuseppe Spalaore Mario Spanu Tarcisio Venturin Jean Michel Walla Claudio Zavaroni It shouldn't have taken sacrifices like theirs to finally get those in charge to work to provide an environment truly safe enough to take your children to, but it did. Never forgotten. RIP the 39.
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