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Firemans4Horn

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Season starts before we know it. 

Liverpool vs. Arsenal in the Community Shield August 29th. Match week 1 is September 12th. Europa and Champions League matches in the next few weeks might really throw a wrench into things for those clubs at the beginning of the season. 

Leeds and Bielsa coming up, WBA and one of Brentford/Fulham; Norwich, Bournemouth, and Watford relegated. 
 

Any clubs outside of Chelsea and Man City going to be able to spend big this summer? 
 

We can make relegation and top 6 predictions once more of the transfer season has shaken out.

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6 hours ago, texifornia said:

The Athletic had a couple articles that really painted Arsenal in a bad light. Apparently the players aren't happy about the redundancies after taking 12.5% pay cuts in the understanding that those pay cuts were for retention of staff.

Arsenal also laid off a bunch of their scouting and analytics department. They're supposedly going with a more "contacts driven" recruitment strategy.

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1 minute ago, Schulz2.0 said:

The Athletic had a couple articles that really painted Arsenal in a bad light. Apparently the players aren't happy about the redundancies after taking 12.5% pay cuts in the understanding that those pay cuts were for retention of staff.

Arsenal also laid off a bunch of their scouting and analytics department. They're supposedly going with a more "contacts driven" recruitment strategy.

The Guardian had a great article that basically said that Eduardo, Arsenal's Director of Football, wants a Wolves-type strategy where they just have a mega-agent (in this case Kia Joorabchian vs Jorge Mendes at Wolves) funnel them players, versus carrying the expense of a full scouting and analytics team. 

It seemed like a great way for a smaller club like Wolves to have access to Mendes' army of kickass Portuguese players, but I'm not sure it's a great fit for a club with real aspirations like Arsenal.

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52 minutes ago, texifornia said:

The Guardian had a great article that basically said that Eduardo, Arsenal's Director of Football, wants a Wolves-type strategy where they just have a mega-agent (in this case Kia Joorabchian vs Jorge Mendes at Wolves) funnel them players, versus carrying the expense of a full scouting and analytics team. 

It seemed like a great way for a smaller club like Wolves to have access to Mendes' army of kickass Portuguese players, but I'm not sure it's a great fit for a club with real aspirations like Arsenal.

Giving two 31 year olds (Auba and Willian) big money 3 year deals seems great for Arsenal and totally not in Joorabchian's best interest.

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There isn't a lot of news in the English papers, but this Greek article says that his group of guys (Marcus Rashford, Brandon Williams and Love Island star Chris Hughes) got into a fight with another group of Brits for "annoying" the WAG. This got the police involved and Harry punched one of them.

https://www.protothema.gr/greece/article/1036909/mukonos-sunelifthi-exo-apo-bar-o-arhigos-tis-madsester-giounaited/

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34 minutes ago, Firemans4Horn said:

😂 😂 😂 

 

 

those are brutally bad.  i actually did a quick look at all the kits this year and this is just an all-around horrible year. 

everton's thirds, man city's aways, fulham homes...and that's about it in terms of ones i liked.  can't decide if i hate man city's thirds or love them.

anyway, that united third up there takes the cake as possibly the shittiest ever.

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