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with a new season just arrived, i don't see why we shouldn't have a thread to talk about the season.

funny to see wigan on top! glad my boys finally got off the duck egg last night with a good 4-0 win

how do we think the season will roll? can anyone topple man u? ha, apparently man city :lol:

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Good Work 45, was thinking the exact same thing the EPL needs a thread!

I would assume that your a Spurs fan? Suprised by your start but injuries to your backs didnt help, youll have a strong year i think.

Being a Liverpool fan ive been encouraged by the start thus far our weakness in the past.

By all reports we were robbed by a shockin penalty decision against chelski, will have to watch the highlights tonight.

Man City are looking good, and no matter what Sven did with England, hes a proven club manager with some cash.

Chelsea will rebound, they were light on for defenders last season which cost them dearly. Though they will lose Drogba and Essien etc to the africans cup so that may hurt them.

But overall itll be closer than last season (with any luck)...

What do you think?

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Yes - thank god Spurs got up... Two losses at home didn't get the confidence soaring...

Injuries in the backhalf remind me horribly of the MFC. When we get them all back we should be looking fairly decent

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Man United-worst start since 92

Good cause im glad to see them go down for once, but i know anything can happen, its only early days

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Injuries in the backhalf remind me horribly of the MFC. When we get them all back we should be looking fairly decent

How about Rooney breaking his foot in the first game like Brock McLean did. Then Ronaldo sent off and missing for three games. Saha and Solskjaer already injured. No firepower whatsoever, just like the Dees without Neitz, Robbo, etc.

2007 has not been a good year for my teams!

I like the Spurs, they've got a good squad and they really should push for 4th this year.

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torres is a nutter, i reckon he'll have a big year for the reds.

unless chelsea pull that 'we only win in the last 3 minute' rubbish they did all last year, i can't see them getting close to man u. however i do think teams like arsenal, liverpool and even tottenham, along with possibly man city, coupled with man u's injury woes, it should be a cracker of a season

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torres is a nutter, i reckon he'll have a big year for the reds.

unless chelsea pull that 'we only win in the last 3 minute' rubbish they did all last year, i can't see them getting close to man u. however i do think teams like arsenal, liverpool and even tottenham, along with possibly man city, coupled with man u's injury woes, it should be a cracker of a season

Dude, at full strength Chelsea > Man U.

Chelsea haven't even got their full side out there and they're still winning with ease.

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winning with ease? is that what you call a dodgy draw?

not to mention having to come from behind to have a one goal win against reading and birmingham.

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winning with ease? is that what you call a dodgy draw?

not to mention having to come from behind to have a one goal win against reading and birmingham.

Chelsea this year - 2 wins and a draw

Scum U - 2 draws and a loss

And before you say Man U have injuries so do Chelsea.

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Come on you Spurs! A great win the other night to calm our anxietys about the poor start to the year. We still have so so many injuries, but hopefully can steady from here.

Are all you Spurs fans on here members of Ozspurs, the Australian Spurs Supporters group? www.ozspurs.com

I think Man Utd have a better team than Chelsea, emphasis on the word team, as Chelsea may have better players they're all just money-chasing individuals happy to take the dodgy oil-barons money till it runs out..then they'll all jump ship (Arjen Robben this morning looks like he's on his way to Real Madrid)..

Having said that United have made it hard for themselves if they wanna win this years title.

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Chelsea this year - 2 wins and a draw

Scum U - 2 draws and a loss

And before you say Man U have injuries so do Chelsea.

doesn't sound like you've watched the chelsea matches though, for the large part they've played arrogant rubbish football, and found themselves behind to birmingham and reading, plus a draw with liverpool that even the ref has apologized for.

chelsea could very easily have 2 draws and a loss also. if you're saying chelsea are better because of three games, you're head is in the clouds.

far out did we need that win before our big test against man u, will be interesting to watch.

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doesn't sound like you've watched the chelsea matches though, for the large part they've played arrogant rubbish football, and found themselves behind to birmingham and reading, plus a draw with liverpool that even the ref has apologized for.

chelsea could very easily have 2 draws and a loss also. if you're saying chelsea are better because of three games, you're head is in the clouds.

far out did we need that win before our big test against man u, will be interesting to watch.

It doesn't matter how Chelsea won, they still have the wins on the board.

On paper and at their best Chelsea are the better team.

They will win the Premiership, with the Hammers coming a close 2nd ;) .

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i don't see how on paper chelsea are a better team, especially with robben going now. i reckon liverpool will be an interesting team to watch, they don't seem to be getting a lot of recognition, but i reckon they could be right up there

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2007/08 Premier League Table

OVERALL HOME AWAY

GP W D L GS GA W D L GS GA W D L GS GA GD P

1 Chelsea 4 3 1 0 7 4 2 0 0 4 2 1 1 0 3 2 3 10

2 Man City 4 3 0 1 4 1 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 2 1 3 9

3 Wigan 4 2 1 1 6 3 2 0 0 4 0 0 1 1 2 3 3 7

4 Liverpool 3 2 1 0 5 2 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 4 1 3 7

5 Everton 4 2 1 1 6 4 1 1 0 3 2 1 0 1 3 2 2 7

6 Arsenal 3 2 1 0 4 2 2 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 1 1 2 7

7 Newcastle 3 1 2 0 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 5 3 2 5

8 Portsmouth 4 1 2 1 6 5 1 1 0 4 2 0 1 1 2 3 1 5

9 Blackburn 3 1 2 0 4 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 3 2 1 5

10 Man Utd 4 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 5

11 Aston Villa 3 1 1 1 3 3 1 0 1 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 4

12 Birmingham 4 1 1 2 6 7 0 1 1 2 3 1 0 1 4 4 -1 4

13 Middlesbrough 4 1 1 2 5 6 0 1 1 3 4 1 0 1 2 2 -1 4

14 West Ham 3 1 1 1 2 3 0 1 1 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 -1 4

15 Reading 4 1 1 2 2 5 1 0 1 2 2 0 1 1 0 3 -3 4

16 Sunderland 4 1 1 2 3 7 1 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 2 5 -4 4

17 Tottenham 4 1 0 3 5 5 1 0 1 5 3 0 0 2 0 2 0 3

18 Bolton 4 1 0 3 6 8 1 0 1 4 3 0 0 2 2 5 -2 3

19 Fulham 4 1 0 3 5 7 1 0 1 3 3 0 0 2 2 4 -2 3

20 Derby 4 0 1 3 3 9 0 1 1 3 4 0 0 2 0 5 -6 1

spurs very unlucky last night i thought

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finally man u win

Very lucky to win over Spurs who deserved a penalty for handball NO DOUBT.

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spurs fair rubbished a good chance out of that one. i tell ya, fernando torres is an absolute nutter! the kid can play

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davey magik, still reckon chelsea are much chop?

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Why oh why are Spurs continually shooting themselves in the foot when in likely match-winning situations? That 3-3 result was a disaster, you could've heard a pin drop amongst all the supporters in the pub when the equaliser went in.

The big plus though is Gareth Bale, this kid can seriously play!

Oh, and Chelsea conceding two against of all teams Villa has to be the season highlight so far!

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Guest The Tiger Of Old

Chelsea!

Don't mind Newcastle now though with the pick up of 'Dukes!' (Viduka if you don't follow)...

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massive night tonight in the context of spurs' credentials. surely we have to win if we are to consider ourselves top 4 material, we cannot continue to lose against the 'big four' time and again, especially at the lane.

come on you spurs!

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kaboul! nutter!

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