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  1. 1 hour ago, daored said:

    Think Portugal would have a better change without ronaldo as crazy as it sounds. The players who mention above would thrive without his presence in my opinion. The sum of the parts is better than the individual

    It's a tricky one, he could end up blocking off a very impressive generation. For me, he's too good not to use. He loves the Euros too, always plays out of his skin. Haven't seen them in qualifying, but they could use Fernandes at 10 with Jota and B. Silva on wings and CR7 as a 9. The player to suffer from this would be Joao Felix though, who himself could be quite some player in years to come, so it really is a balancing act. 

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  2. 36 minutes ago, daored said:

    Didn’t realise it was three to qualify from each group

    From the 6 groups, the 4 best 3rd placed teams qualify. So in 2 groups, only the top two will qualify. That way we get 6 group winners, 6 group runners-up and 4 third placed teams = 16 teams for the round of 16.

    I'm buzzing personally. England will never compare to City but the one time I can get really invested in national football is in Euros and World Cup finals. Following all the sub-plots and looking out for surprise packages and big teams finishing bottom of their group. Seeing players we know from the Prem, the Championship, and all the leagues I see less of like La Liga, Serie A. There's some amazing young talents at the tournament, Italy have quietly put together an excellent team. My pick to win is Portugal though. Ruben Dias, Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Diogo Jota and CR7, that's a lot of world class. Can't wait.

    And for what it's worth, I think we have a shot...

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  3. I want to watch as much City as I can, and we're normally not televised a great deal so the thrill of going is still very much intact for me. 

    Couldn't tell you who we played in my first match but my Dad took me. 20 years later, we've just bought season tickets next to each other for the first time after I finally talked him into forking out the money to get himself one! I've been going alone for a few years and that doesn't bother me in the slightest, but having my pops there makes it even better. Can't wait for next season.

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  4. 2 hours ago, Taz said:

    Good appointment for them if it happens, however I think Kane has got to the point where if he doesn't leave now, he never will.

    Few years ago under Poch, I can see why he stayed on - Spurs were improving, and heading in the right direction, helped by the new stadium. He was torn about leaving then, and since then they haven't really gone anywhere.

    He is probably at, or nearing, the peak of his career. Big fish in a medium sized pond, or star in a bigger team?

    You put him in Man Citys team, they win the league next season. Man Utds, so long as they get a solid centreback in - push City. I'm not including Liverpool, as I don't think they would pay the transfer fee and/or wages to get him.

    City will spend because they can, Utd I think, will try to get a big signing to help ease the issues between the board and fans.

    I'm not convinced he would go abroad unless Madrid come calling, but saying that his mate Bale probably wouldn't be encouraging it much. PSG, maybe.

    Levy will also be aware that if he doesn't sell now, chances are that they will never get a higher price for Kane. He'll get every penny that he can from the buying club(s) because that's what he does.

    Be interesting to see where he is next season.

    Going back to managers - OGS I think has bought himself an extra year at least. Think he needs a trophy of some kind at least next season though or he'll be out.

    Does seem to be a lot of managers going back to clubs, or at least being linked with a return to former clubs. I've never got that, as in most cases, unless you leave for a bigger job, you either leave because you're sacked, or walk out before you're given the boot.

    Strange world, but then as has been said many times before, football seems to be one of the only jobs where you can do badly, in the public eye, and still get another job!

    A lot of good points re Kane. I think it's a head vs heart thing for him. Realistically a move now would suit all parties, Kane can go lift trophies, Spurs get 100m (or whatever it will be) and the buying club gets Kane. I have a feeling though he's desperate to do it with Spurs, and with Conte coming in, maybe he'll see this as one last opportunity to make that happen. Especially if the club and Conte push for it. I rate Conte really highly (breaking the Juve hold on Serie A is incredible), and think with Kane they could do something really special next season, especially when you consider they do have some quality throughout the Spurs squad (Son, Hojbjerg, Reguillon, Lo Celso). I've been wrong many times before, this is all just a gut thing really. 

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  5. Bloody rough that for Trent. Have to feel for him. Suppose that’ll be Ben White called in? It’s between him and Godfrey logically, Ben White cleared a shot off the line and Godfrey almost scored an obscene own goal. Think they may have made Southgate’s mind up. 

  6. 3 minutes ago, Berkshire Red said:

    Any news on this one? Is he another free agent to leave the club then?

    I was just thinking it's odd we've had no updates on Weimann or Danny Simpson. I'd like both to stay on. Without Simpson, we wouldn't even have a right back. 

  7. Maybe Johnson has a 'smug smirk' (as people have put it) is because those who don't like him still obsessively talk about him a year on...

    He oversaw some very exciting, and always safe from the drop, Championship campaigns. Bumped into him in the mall, and he was friendly and happy to have a quick chat about City despite seeming busy. He's fine by me.



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  8. On 10/09/2020 at 12:39, BCFCGav said:

    Right. 10 minutes left of lunch (excuse in early).

    Bristol City F.C.

    1) What will be City's final league position?  5th ❌

    2) How many points will City get this season? 80 ❌

    3) Will City score 60 (or more) League goals this season? Yes ❌

    4) Will City concede 60 (or more) League goals this season? Yes ✔️

    5) Who will finish as City's top scorer? Nahki Wells ✔️

    6) How many League goals will City's top scorer (whether the player named in Q5 or ano.) get? 17 ❌

    7) Who will finish as City's 2nd top scorer? Famara (stay...) ✔️

    😎How many goals will City's 2nd top scorer (whether the player named in Q7 or ano.) get? 14 ❌

    9.) How many academy graduates will make their City debuts this season in League or Cup competitions?❌

    10) Will Liam Walsh make 20 (or more) League appearances for City this season? Yes ❌

    11) Will Joe Morrell make 20 (or more) League appearances for City this season? Yes ❌

    12) Will Chris Brunt make 20 (or more) League appearances for City this season? No ✔️

    13) Will Jonny Smith be recalled to AG in January? No ✔️

    14) Will City sign a striker in the January window? No ✔️

    15) Will Callum O'Dowda still be contracted to City on the last day of the season? No ❌

    16) Who will be City's player of the season? Mawson ❌

    17) In which month will fans be allowed back in to Ashton Gate?  January ❌

    18) Looking at the fixtures, who will be the opponents that day? Preston ❌

    19) What will City's Official average League attendance be this season to the nearest thousand? 8k ❌

    20) In which round will City be knocked out of the Carabou Cup? 4th ❌

    21) In which round will City be knocked out of the F.A. Cup? 5th ✔️

    22) Will Rene Gilmartin make an appearance for City in the League or Cup competitions? No ✔️

    23) Will Jonny Smith score 10 (or more) League goals for Swindon? No ✔️

    24) Will Dean Holden still be City's manager on the last day of the season? Yes ❌



    1) Final League position? 13th ❌

    2) Will Jonny Smith score against Rovers this season? No ❌

    3) Will Matty Taylor score against Rovers this season? Yes ✔️

    4) Will Sammie Szmodics score against Rovers this season? Yes ❌

    5) Will Ben Garner still be Rovers' manager on the last day of the season? Yes ❌

    Welsh Rivals, Cardiff & Swansea

    1) Will any of Pack, Flint, Tomlin or Cunningham score for Cardiff against City? Yes ❌

    2) Who will finish higher, Cardiff or City? City ❌

    3) Will Korey Smith score for Swansea against City? No ✔️

    4) Who will finish higher, Swansea or City? City ❌

    Old Boys

    1) Will Bobby Reid score 7 or more PL goals for Fulham? Yes ❌

    2) Will Josh Brownhill score 5 or more PL goals for Burnley? No ✔️

    3) Will Matty Taylor score 20 or more League goals for Oxford? No ✔️


    1) Which club will finish top of the Championship? Watford ❌

    2) Which club will finish bottom of the Championship? Wycombe ❌


    Victim of my own optimism on many of those, but despite my poor score that was good fun. Look forward to next seasons already 🙂

    Total: 13+2 bonus = 15.

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