EPL 2020/2021



  • The Arsenal make a satisfactory start, claiming the Community Sheild. 1-1 full time and winning 5-4 on Penalties vs the Mickey Mousers.



  • I will watch shortly.

    I had created a new thread for this season so the mods can merge.



  • Half the Sunday papers saying Messi is going to Man City, half are saying he will stay put at Barcelona. Clearly different sauces.



  • La Liga have issued a statement saying Messi's 700 Million Euro release clause stands. Unless Man City's lawyers can challenge that, he stays at Barcelona.



  • we only talking Premier League or "lower" leagues allowed too?

    Wimbledon fan here, one of the most important years in our history this year, we finally move back to our spiritual home on Plough Lane, stadium looking great



  • @Kiwiwomble said in EPL 2020/2021:

    we only talking Premier League or "lower" leagues allowed too?

    Wimbledon fan here, one of the most important years in our history this year, we finally move back to our spiritual home on Plough Lane, stadium looking great

    All footy mate



  • @Hooroo said in EPL 2020/2021:

    @Kiwiwomble said in EPL 2020/2021:

    we only talking Premier League or "lower" leagues allowed too?

    Wimbledon fan here, one of the most important years in our history this year, we finally move back to our spiritual home on Plough Lane, stadium looking great

    All footy mate

    @Kiwiwomble I should say "all European footy" 'A' league has a separate thread each year.



  • @Hooroo you might regret that 😉

    this is a dream result for us, new ground only a couple of hundred meters up the road from the old one, 30 years after we were told there was no space for us in wimbledon and were sold and shipped 50 up the M1

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  • @Kiwiwomble said in EPL 2020/2021:

    @Hooroo you might regret that 😉

    this is a dream result for us, new ground only a couple of hundred meters up the road from the old one, 30 years after we were told there was no space for us in wimbledon and were sold and shipped 50 up the M1

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    Was it in 1990 you went to Milton Keynes??? I thought it was later than that (2000/2001/2002)???



  • @Hooroo ive combined a couple of things for simplification sake

    Wimbledn FC ceased to be in 2003 and MK crawled out of a sewer somewhere

    We had to sell plough lane in 1990 and groundshared with palace for over a decade, so havent been "home" for 30 years



  • @Kiwiwomble said in EPL 2020/2021:

    @Hooroo ive combined a couple of things for simplification sake

    Wimbledn FC ceased to be in 2003 and MK crawled out of a sewer somewhere

    We had to sell plough lane in 1990 and groundshared with palace for over a decade, so havent been "home" for 30 years

    That makes sense. I was there when MK Dons first started and the backlash from the fans made a fair back of back page reading.

    Was Vinnie Jones playing for Wimbledon when he grabbed Gazza by the nuts?



  • @Hooroo sure was 😂

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  • Massive u-turn from Messi. He is staying at Barcelona.



  • @sparky said in EPL 2020/2021:

    Massive u-turn from Messi. He is staying at Barcelona.

    Was it? Did anybody think he had the stones to leave?

    I certainly didn’t.



  • @MajorRage said in EPL 2020/2021:

    @sparky said in EPL 2020/2021:

    Massive u-turn from Messi. He is staying at Barcelona.

    Was it? Did anybody think he had the stones to leave?

    I certainly didn’t.

    The way I read it was that he has a 700M euro exit clause and Messi didn't want to fight the club in court over the terms (originally he argued that the June expiry date in the clause should have been changed because of the altered covid19 season). He's free to leave in 2021



  • Messi has given an interview. He said his wife and children were in tears because they didn't want to leave. He said he has made his life in Barcelona and can't think of a better place, but as a footballer he wants to win competitions. He stays for now.



  • @sparky I think Barcelona would be much nicer to live in than Manchester. But its all about that 700M millstone



  • just because i dont have many to talk about this with i'll just stick it here, new stadium looking great

    also unbeaten in the league, 2 draws and a win and scoring 7...feels weird, will just be happy with some mid table mediocrity

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  • @Kiwiwomble Uhm, which team & stadium?



  • @Stargazer said in EPL 2020/2021:

    @Kiwiwomble Uhm, which team & stadium?

    sorry, we discussed it just a bit further back, Wimbledon, we'll be moving back to a new stadium on Plough Lane pretty much 30 years after having to leave when we were told there was nowhere to build a new stadium



  • Must say it's great having Leeds in the top flight. Love their high pressure style of football they play too. Their defence is very leaky despite their clean sheet against Sheffield Utd but they're very entertaining to watch.



  • Leicester vs City was unbelievable. Basically City went 1 nil up with ease, and then Vardy started to make every touch a winner. Two won penalties and a beautiful little clip for a well-earned hat trick. Maddison then kicked an absolute screamer.

    Game ended 5-2 to leave Leicester top of the heap.

    If you don't have any skin in the game, it's hard to not to feel something for Leicester. Fantastic team & Rogers has them humming.



  • Too many penalties and VAR handball controversies so far.



  • @Bovidae said in EPL 2020/2021:

    Too many penalties and VAR handball controversies so far.

    The spurs penalty / handball was a bit of a shocker ...

    The Leicester penalties were all spot on.



  • @MajorRage I've grown to like Rodgers these days. I couldn't stand him at Liverpool with the rubbish he used to talk how bad his sides used to look when Suarez wasn't around. The spell he had at Celtic has done him good.



  • @African-Monkey said in EPL 2020/2021:

    @MajorRage I've grown to like Rodgers these days. I couldn't stand him at Liverpool with the rubbish he used to talk how bad his sides used to look when Suarez wasn't around. The spell he had at Celtic has done him good.

    I didn't mind him at Liverpool, as one of the 5 people who don't support them. All jokes aside though, he got that job too early. He's been going great guns since he left. Don't think he has the charisma required to be at the very top level clubs.



  • Everton looked to have made some astute changes in the off season, Rodriguez in particular looking right at home in the EPL. Might give a few of the top teams a few headaches, although still early.



  • @MajorRage Yeah it very rarely works when big clubs get managers from smaller clubs. He refused to sort out their defense at the time, keeping Mignolet instead of finding someone better and using Gerrard as a defensive midfielder.

    @bayimports hiring a world class manager has certainly helped their cause. Allan is for me, their best signing despite everyone going on about Rodriguez. He was a key player for Napoli under Ancelotti along with Koulibaly and covers every blade of grass, certainly one of the best at protecting his backline in Serie A and I think he'll suit the EPL.


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