Noticing how popular the Euro2004 threads were I thought perhaps a premiership thread was in order and as we near the start of August and the charity shield (or whatever it calls itself nowadays) a preview of the new season, new players, transfers and teams chances.
Before I say anything else can we please hold off posting threads that just say things “COME ON ARSENAL” or something like that…cheers. And to my American brothers please no messages saying something untrue like “SOCCER SUCKS AND BASEBALL ROCKS” cause we (on the other side of the atlantic) don’t agree.
First off here are the transfers for the close season so far…
Seeing as how the season hasn’t started yet predictions for the season are a good place to start.
League Winners: ehm…Chelsea. They’ve got a big squad and an organised manager this time. Not that there was anything wrong with Ranieri, I just think this is their season, particualry with Arsenal not really splashing the cash and losing Patrick in midfield (maybe) and Man Utd. seem to have lost their way a bit. They’ll be contenders but they don’t strike the same fear into teams they used to.
Relegation: Last season was a suprise cause Leeds, who were to big and to good to go down, went down. So this season I’m saying Norwich, WBA and maybe another shock like Man City. I’ve never like Keegan and I don’t think the team did as well as it could’ve done. Mind you if Blackburn don’t get their leaky defence fixed they could go down.
On a personal note I’m sorry to see only one big liverpool signing. We should be signing more…god knows we need them.