Futbol '22-'23

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Futbol '22-'23

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Preseason optimism is so high for Spurs, almost makes you want to vomit.

Here are my predictions:

Top 6:

1. Liverpool
2. City
3. Spurs
4. United
5. Chelsea
6. Arsenal

18. Brentford
19. Fulham
20. Bournemouth

CL: City
FA Cup: Spurs

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i have no clue but it's hard to believe in all the renaissances supposedly on the menu ... spurs will hit a rough spot again and conte will find it beneath him to work their way out of it ... i don't believe in arteta enough to think he can build a great team, nor in ten hag that he can solve man u, and while i'm a tuchel fanboy of course chelsea will have an off-season with what's gone down and he'll be fired.

so my prediction is like 50 points between second and third and probably west ham will make top 6 instead of one of the above. and maybe even newcastle. and leeds will go down instead of one of your picks. hm.

and i won't forgive you if city win the cl.

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(or maybe 50 points between first and second)

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Hard for me to see Liverpool winning this season after drawing w Fulham on day 1. They may get close but I just don't see it happening, I'd be happy to be proven wrong of course.

I have to say that at this point the situation at United is genuinely fascinating. There is no reason for them to perform as badly as they do, they play like they're cursed. I also think that even if Ten Hag is the right man for the job we'll never know because he'll get fired when they have a bad run.

Love Conte so Spurs doing well wouldn't be an issue for me, as long as they stay below Liverpool :D

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Unsatisfying draw for both Spurs and Chelsea. Tuchel "tactical masterclass" almost identical to what Brighton did to Spurs last year. With the defensive double pivot of Bentancour and Hojbjerg pushed deep and shielding the backline, boxed in and overrun by Mount / Havertz / Kante / Jorginho, all the supply lines were cut off: Kane dropping deep was pushed off the ball before he even got a touch, and the Royal / Sessegnon wingbacks were pinched along the sidelines. Kulusevski and Son were completely isolated. One of the problems that persists is that Bentancour and Hojbjerg dont have either the speed of Kante or the passing ability of Jorginho to progress the ball. And Chelsea set the traps in the right places. It was a really dispiriting performance, however I hold out hope that Bissouma is a different kind of defensive mid, more in the Kante mold. Switching to a 4-4-2 with Richarlison up top with Kane helped, until it required Son to track James which he didnt do leading to the second Chelsea goal.

Nice to get a smash and grab at the end, but both goals could and probably should have been chalked off: the first for Richarlison being off-side and imo clearly impeding Mendy's line of sight, causing him to dive late. and the second I dont know, Romero should have been sent off but I guess it was before the corner so it wouldnt have impacted Spurs getting to take the corner. The positive thing about having this match so early is it will reset everyone's expectations about where this club is actually at: still fighting for fourth and maybe not even favorites anymore.

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Liverpool looking thoroughly mid-table thus far. Only caught the last 30min of Spurs/Blues but much more entertaining lol. Not a fan of Tuchel's tough guy bullshit. Laughable really, made even better by the photo you just posted, Surfer.

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