2018-19 English Premier League

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  1. Dback Jon

    Dback Jon Killer Snail Contributor

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    My new boss is a huge Man U fan (from Kenya, went to Univ of Manchester) and wears ManU shirts every Friday.

    So I guess I need to follow this a bit more :)

    Season starts tomorrow.
     
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    So who does everyone follow, and who should I cheer for (other than Man U) so I can needle my boss?

    Stout - Newcastle
    Chaplin - Arsenal
    Lorenzotexan - Tottenham Hotspur
    Milgod - Leeds United
    gmabel830 - Brighton and Hove Albion
    Phrazbit - Tottenham Hotspur
     
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  3. Stout

    Stout I gave my cards a victory...

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    Buy yourself a Man City shirt, and you'll probably get fired ;)

    I was going to chide your boss as yet another front-runner fan, but since he went to uni there, I guess it's alright. You can ride him about Mourinho and their lack of signings at the end of the window.

    If you want to follow a hard-working team with a world-class manager, become a Newcastle United fan. Notice I didn't mention the owner, who is a complete Muppet and never spends money :)
     
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    Chaplin Better off silent

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    Arsenal. But not too enthusiastic about this season. Hopefully we'll see something different since Wenger is no longer there.
     
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    I like spurs. I always kind of fancied them a little because they were never considered one of the "big" sides in America although in England spurs are a very popular club. I can say my dislike for Arsenal (now add Chelsea to that) has made it natural to like spurs. When I moved to England I was in love with football, but not finding a strong connection with any club. I met a Liverpool fan and he told me when you find your club you will know. I guess I knew I was a real spurs fan when I got pissed that they lost to Chelsea in the FA cup semi final the year before last. I guess I can get used to more let-downs!
    As an American I would not put much stock into worrying about if you are being a frontrunner. You can't really get the hometown connection like supporters here do. So it is not the same. and I would say a lot of fans in England/Wales do support big clubs over their local clubs. although many are very loyal to their local club and it is glorious. my favourite match to this day was a championship fixture between Norwich and Newcastle. and the East Anglia derby(Ipswich/Norwich) at the end of last season was brilliant.
     
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    Hotspur

    I'm a Leeds fan. I would quit your job or at least spit in your boss's coffee.
     
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    Noted.

    And LOL
     
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    So Leeds in in the Champions League?
     
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    Stout I gave my cards a victory...

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    DCR follows Liverfool...sorry, Liverpool :)
     
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    Stout I gave my cards a victory...

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    The Championship, which is one league down from the Premier League. Milgod would be doing back flips if they were in the Champions League. Then again, they probably have a decent shot of getting there before Newcastle, sadly lol
     
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    We'll be there again in my lifetime.

    One hopes.
     
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    Spurs are the only top team who didn’t do anything to improve this summer.
     
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    thanks for that! :)

    They do have a quality youthful side as constructed and something should be said for them not having someone poached for once. At least that was the company line that Pochettino was giving to the media. I do wonder what they are doing with Alderweireld wasting away on the bench when he is a better defender than aurier or trippier. But still they need more goal scorers as all of their goals come from the same 3 or 4 players.
     
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    You got Bielsa. It will at least be a ton of fun, until management pisses him off.
     
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    wolves draw with everton. Robert Plant must be toasting somewhere tonight. Fulham and Cardiff both lost 2-0 in their debut.
     

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