Football Banter Archive September 01 2012


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01 Sep 2012 22:14:23
Dean Hammond's wife on twitter says that he hasn't signed permanently, so expecting something during the January transfer window if the loan proves to be good and he wins the fans over.

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01 Sep 2012 20:27:36
steve evans confirms to bbc radio sheffield that a player will sign who is out of contract on monday defensive player any ideas?

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01 Sep 2012 18:00:50
Didier Drogba is now a free agent after Shanghai could not afford to pay his wages!

Which Prem club will sign him??

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Love it if he or anelka signed for sunderland but not going to happen. Safc93

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01 Sep 2012 17:03:20
Everton fan here. Well done today, you did to us what we usually do to others. First to first and second ball, quality passes. You made us just rush our football. We just humped it up to Fellaini, who had two players to jump against. have a great season, keep it going.


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01 Sep 2012 16:33:35
Craig levein needs to man up and stop being a petulant child!make up with Steven fletcher and get him to help us to brazil or leave ur job it's as simple as that

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Start a petition he needs to go

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What's he trying to do make a team full of English?i see he's trying to get shelvey now!just resign levein ur an embarrassment.instead of all the effort finding if a half decent england player has a Scottish great great granny,consentrate on gettin Steven fletcher back in the squad.please for the sake of ur nation!!

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We don't need him out midfield is decent enough.out with levein.if u are Scottish and agree please comment or agree out with levein

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I agree mate weve a decent team but the addition of fletcher upfront would benefit the team massively he needs to get some gazzingers swallow his pride and make contact with him.he and Rhodes together is quite formidable

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01 Sep 2012 16:08:25
we r crap,sooner harry the better,if thats true.

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Here we go ,its get rid time what did you expect ,going to run away with the league? give him a chance it is to early as for brown envelope arry let sleeping dogs alone

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Don't be a Plonker Rodney.... COYRs

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01 Sep 2012 16:06:33
todays game shows we need to add to the squad with maybe another defender & midfielder & another proven goalscorer, kewell, amogou and bothroyd

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01 Sep 2012 15:56:07
Is Ramirez worth £12 million?

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01 Sep 2012 12:20:02
In my overall opinion after the transfer window shut, this is my predicted table.

1. Manchester United- Know how to win the league. Talent of people like Valencia, Kagawa, Nani, Young and Cleverley will have consolidated seasons. Experience of Scholes, Giggs and of course Fergie will be vital. The goals from Van Persie and Rooney will be key. So to Hernandez and Welbeck when there chance comes. The flair of youngsters Nick Powell, Alexander Buttner, Larnell Cole, William Keane, Joshua King, Federico Macheda coming through and hopefully they get a bit of prem action. De Gea had a decent breakthrough season despite a little few mistakes. He will have a good year for UInited this year. The experience of Ferdinand and Vidic will be useful at the back. Smalling and Jones have had quite a bit of prem action between them and they will be looking to oust Rafael, Ferdinand and Vidic out of the team. Evra will guide Alexander Buttner through his debut season as Fabio is out on loan.
2. Chelsea- Quality in the midfield area witht eh signings of Eden Hazard, Oscar, Marko Marin and Victor Moses. All young with bright futures to add to the quality of Juan Mata and Frank Lampard. Only wory as a neutral you would have is if Torrees got injured.
3. Manchester City- Wouldn't be too worried about what City have done. Jack Rodwell is not the best midfielder and is more for the future than now. Personally I do not rate him at all and his mistake against Southampton backs me up. Scott Sinclair will just be sitting on the bench as a replacement for Adam Johnson. In all honesty they were better with Adam Johnson. I'm quite saddening about his move as that will potentially ruin a british winger's career as he does have potential. The only signing I have a slight worry about as a United fan is Javi GArcia . He can play at centre back and centre defensive midfield. However, I belive that if they hadn't of conceded 2 goals in every match they have played this season and there was no African Cup of Nations that his £16m switch to Eastlands woulld not of materialised. They have won the league once. The goals will come from Tevez and some from Aguero. Balotelli will get some off the bench. Yaya Toure will get a few as will Nasri and Silva. But there is only 5 or 6 players who I can see getting goals and as I repeat City will finish third.
4. Tottenham- Good signings. I think Tottenham shoud go out on a 4-1-3-1-1. Lloris, Walker, Verthongen, Gallas, Assou-Ekotto, Parker, Dempsey, Sigurdsson, Bale, Dembele, Adebayor.
If they start with a team like or similar to this. They still have game changers Aaron Lennon, Jermain Defoe on the bench. Good things ahead for SPurs under AVB.
5. Arsenal- Santi Cazorla and Arteta may provide the goals, bt scoring them might just be the problem at the gunners this season. Failed to score in 180 minutes of prem footy so far this season and if you compare the talent of the Arsenal squad to ther prem teams in the top four there is a gulf in class.
6. Newcastle- Not done as good as toon fans would of hoped to do in the window, but they have creativity in midfield in Cabaye, Ben Arfa, Anita and Tiote and have goalscorers in Ba and Cisse, which is what Arsenal and Liverpool don't have
7. Liverpool- Will gradually improve under Brendan Rodgers. Has to be given time to build something at Anfield. Same problem as last season and Arsenal above, scoring goals and you need to score to get up the league.
8. Everton- Good start the season, but not enough qualty in the squad to match up to the previous top seven. Good little team and in Mirallas, Feliani, Naismith and Jelavic they have creativity and goalscoring prowess.
9. Sunderland- Will have a good season under a great manager. In Seb Larsson, Adam Johnson, James McClean and Stephane Sessegnon they have 4 great creative midfielders and Saha and Fletcher score goals with Campbell and Wickham looking to contribute there fair share. Danny Rose is a good enough replacement for Richardson and will return to Tottenham a better player.
10. Fulham- If Berbatov and Petric hit off a great partnership they will finish in the top ten this season, however I doubt they will score as many goals as people think becuase of the departures of Dembele and Dempsey. There is really only Brryan Ruiz is the only one capable of delivering on a weekly basis.
11. Swansea- Successful year last year and Laudrup will guide the Swans to a consolidated . Pablo Hernandez and Michu will form a good partnership midfield in providing and scoring goals for Danny Graham. They have a good settled organized defence which will continue to perform this season.
12. Stoke- Adam and N'Zonzi are the central midfielders they have needed ever since they gotinto the premiership. With Kightly, PEnnant and Etherington providing assists as well and iin recognized goalscorers in Peter Crouch and Walters. A mid-table finish awaits them.
13. West Brom- In his first season as manager Steve Clarke will guide West Brom to mid-table. Really clever signings in the window and have arguably 4 goalscorers on their books.
14. Norwich- May have got off to a bad start, but in Chris Hughton they have a manager who does what people expect and with the talent owithin the sqaud I believe second season cyndrome will not await Norwich.
15. QPR- I think it will take time for the signings to gel, but Cesar, Granero, Park, Hoilett, Taarabt, Cisse, Zamora, Wright-Phillips, Mbia. They have players who nhave made their mark on different leagues. In Cesar, Park, Wright-Phillips and Mbia they have won titles with Inter Milan, Manchester United, Chelsea and Marseille respectively.
16. West Ham- Jarvis and Carroll will be the key to if the Hammers stay in the prem. Nolan will score goals, but can't see West Ham finishing any higher.
17. Wigan- Will stay up again and will continue to stay up under the guidance of the magnificent of Martinez. Kone will have to score goals.
18. Aston Villa- Squad lacks experience. In Darren Bent they have a goalscorer, but they don't have a good enough midfielder who will provide week in week out for the England international. May have a good manager, but the squad is too young. Need experience.
19. Southampton- May have signed a quality playmaker in Ramirez. But defence lacks quaity and will therefore leak goals. I didn't predict Swansea or Norwich to be relegated last year, however SOuthampton and Reading will be headong back down a division.
20. Reading- May have a rich investor- b will struggle to score goals (with or without Pogrebnyak) lack of quality in midfield and defence looks poor. Federici has made two mistakes in two games.

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Typical red fan, no idea ! I think you mentioned five possibly six who can score for city, I think most fans would take that from any squad ! Just keep listening to Gary Neville on sky as it sounds like you get most of your opinions off him !

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Long winded and pointless . MC for the title , soton ,norwich and qpr down

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Obviously a fan, total BS

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Reference to your novel. Please don't give up your day job!

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I think u maybe need to get out a little but more mate.mancity for title

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United were found wanting at Everton and were lucky to get 3 points against Fulham. They have not got the quality to win it this season and City sold better than they bought. The title is wide open this season and a few surprises lay ahead!

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Everton will finish higher mate

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01 Sep 2012 14:09:15
West Ham 3
Fulham 0 half time

Karma !!!

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01 Sep 2012 13:55:50
now that the transfer window is shut until January 2013 does any body out there have any good rumours for keith hill to buy in January because according to other people he is buying this or that player. he won't buy anyone because he is a gloryfied league 2 manager not a championship manager. sack him now.

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01 Sep 2012 11:42:01
Man utd, Man City, Chelsea, Spurs top four. Bottom three Southampton, Reading and Wigan.
Championship top two Forest & Boro, play offs Blackpool. Relegated Peterborough, Barnsley and Huddersfield

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Man City , Chelsea ,Arsenal,Newcastle, top four , relegated soton, norwich , qpr. promoted Blackpool, Leeds ,Bolton . relegated hudds, palace pboro

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Won again upto 12th
red army

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01 Sep 2012 11:39:04
Yeah, i'm really glad saints signed the
players they did! One of the best
tranfer windows for us yet! But i still
think we needed a left back, danny
fox is way! out of his league and all
the danger is coming down the left.
He was just about good enough in the
champ but sorry Adkins not the prem!

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01 Sep 2012 11:19:23
well now the transfer deadline has passed, Graham must be looking at a free agent, loan deal or nothing. Any rumours?

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01 Sep 2012 10:20:25
i left huddersfield with a heavy heart says rhodes,total garbage,what he meant to say was i left huddersfield with heavy pockets ! i hate it when players make out it was hard to leave a club,its like all the badge kissing ,utterly false,admit it rhodes you filled your pockets and couldnt care less about huddersfield.

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01 Sep 2012 09:49:40
I'm a massive Norwich fan and was really excited that we may make a decent signing on deadline day?! I'm HUGELY disappointed with our inactivity and am genuinely worried now for the season! Hopes of a Guidetti/Abdellaoue signing or even Mackail Smith as a back up were dashed and what we have signed is a kid (ho has had one stint on loan to speak off!) to help us stay in the toughest league in the world?! And has anyone else thought how he is from Spurs-with Hughtons connections I can't help but think it wreaks of desperation with it being done so late in the day! Ie-we couldn't get anyone else!! What a MASSIVE disappointment!!

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01 Sep 2012 09:39:53
Late signing for NCFC Harry Kane from spurs on seasons loan! Source: Official website

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01 Sep 2012 09:38:46
Dobbie is a amazing player! Played a big
Part in our promotion.

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01 sep 2012 09:29:43
fletcher we need a creative centre mid for crying out loud!!!!

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01 Sep 2012 09:14:59
i think its a disgrace that we have not signed another striker after letting andy go.brendan rogers must have been promised some more players or he would not left us short in attack if suarez does not score where are the goals coming from ? most top teams have goal scoring midfield players to chip in with a few goals now gerrard has lost a bit of pace thats it no goals .all the midfielders we sign are holding players or defensive players.i just cannot see us finishing higher than mid table what are the owners playing at just intent on slashing the wage bill .brendon must be seething inside they have let him the club and supporters down .ive been supporting liverpool since 1974 and travel with my son and brother 220 miles to watch them i just fear i will be wasting my time watching more bore draws

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31 Aug 2012 23:56:43
Beavon signed for PNE official

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