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Clem_Crozier

What would be the best way for the SPL to make itself more competitive?


SouthFromGranada

Merge teams from the same city.


BruiserBroly

Kick Rangers and Celtic out.


realbarcalounger

Out of his 8ish goals this year, Maupay had a 89' minute bicycle to equalize vs west ham, a 94' first touch lob to equalize vs palace, 98' equalizer against Southampton. I'm sure I'm forgetting another winner/equalizer. Yeah he doesn't score enough in the first 80 minutes, but he is so clutch. I kinda wonder if just he does it so he can talk shit to opposing fans.


PhilsKessticle

Maupay is still a disgrace. If u man had a top striker u would be competing for Europe imho


pixelkipper

still want him gone


realbarcalounger

Brighton are here to stay, and he's one of us 💁


pixelkipper

I’m a brighton fan haha maupay is dog no surprise that our best run of form in ages starts when he’s benched


realbarcalounger

His shithousing and clutch goals are more than enough for me. Him as a late game sub will be perfection once Undav is here.


Akshath321

haaland is great but i think hes a teeny bit overrated on here he's going to have an adaption period, especially because of how differently city and dortmund play, PL teams play exactly the way that frustrates him.


Hessenuk

I think his stock has fallen quite a bit in the last year, leading up to last summer he was the hottest thing on the market and his stats were insane.


alx69

His stats are still insane 21 goals and 8 assists in 23 Bundesliga games and 3 goals in 3 CL games


[deleted]

Tbf his form hasn't exactly been insane since he last came back from injury


Anardus

Agree


tiorzol

Are we all sitting by and watching Chelsea buy Rom? Something has to be done.


alx69

I agree, someone should definitely do something about it I vote to void the deal and make Inter pay us back


PhilsKessticle

How do u think the FA Cup Final will play out?


Gytarius626

Chelsea knowing it’s their only chance of silverware will see them prevail


the_studge

3-1 Liverpool win, Chelsea's form has been bad lately and they'll have one fewer rest day. No Alonso could be huge as well.


MartinPerrott

Werner will score 3 goals that will be ruled offiside


MartinPerrott

Wait how have Chelsea almost bottled 3rd. That gap closed fast.


Bladerslash

Liverpool fans still crying after getting rattled by spurs, they cant win the epl no more so they are crying Pep has a lot of money to spend. Scousers


mosalad29

>Are we all sitting by and watching city buy erling? Something has to be done. are you ok?


obackhouse

The internal struggles of a Chelsea fan


PressTheGomezButton

Who's the worst player with more insta followers than Tom Brady(12 million)? Trying to piss off my friend


jim0wheel1

Rashford has 12.6m


SureWhile35

Jesus


BendubzGaming

Pick literally any non-GOAT that has more than 12 million followers


RickThiCisbih

Gareth Bale (46 million)


PressTheGomezButton

I mean more just worst career


Cawn123

James Rodríguez, surely. He's got somewhere upwards of 45m followers, I think?


YoungDan23

Because of all the stuff with the City/Liverpool title race and the Roman stuff, nobody is really talking about how Chelsea are now only 1 point up on Arsenal and 5 on Tottenham. I know there have been injuries but there is really no reason they should have fallen on their faces the way they have this year.


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a combination of coaching failures, a few injuries and players already out of the door.


TheUltimateScotsman

I know chelsea fans put it down to the strikers being shit but tuchel has completely failed to get their forward line cohesive. Multiple players dont just drop off like that unless its something to do with the coaching


PressTheGomezButton

Which strikers are Dortmund linked to?


YoungDan23

I don't know if I'd call Adeyemi a ST replacement as much as he's an additional attacker who could slot in all over and could replace Brandt. I've seen them linked to Haller but I'm not sure the reality of those rumours. If they were to replace Haaland with Haller and Brandt with Adeyemi I would call that a very good summer (along with the moves made in defence).


PressTheGomezButton

I rate Haller very highly so I think that could be a good solid signing


Re-noire

Adeyemi, Hlozek and Ekitike


PressTheGomezButton

Pretty grim


[deleted]

Unless they sign Benzema or Lewy or Kane or something, no striker is good enough to replace Haaland. And BVB aren't some team with unlimited funds, so signing a promising, young ST is probably the best they can do.


Ddmoo

Haven't they just signed one?


Modalchemist

Adeyemi will play as a winger/second striker


_stone_age

They've bought Adeyemi, if you weren't aware.


PressTheGomezButton

If that's their only replacement they aren't making champions league


_stone_age

One user posted some other targets, did you see you read them just now anyway.


Modalchemist

Adeyemi won't be a 9


_stone_age

Yeah I heard they're planning to use him as a winger


[deleted]

From what I heard, they've actually signed Adeyemi to play as a winger. They're apparently looking for another striker to replace Haaland (Hlozek is one of the players linked to them)


_stone_age

Interesting. Off topic, are Bayern going to be in for a centre-back?


[deleted]

I doubt we're going to sign a new CB tbh. We've been linked with Timber (but then again, every single Ajax player was linked to us recently for some reason) and Schlotterbeck (before he signed for BVB), but we don't really need a new CB unless the club already gives up on Upa and/or Nianzou. It looks like we're signing Mazraoui, who'll become our main RB, so Pavard will go back to playing as a CB. Lucas, Pavard, Upa and Nianzou as CB options doesn't actually seem too bad, although I'd prefer to see a more "solid" CB playing next to Lucas.


Akshath321

stanisic can be an extra option as a centre back but we still need another option


[deleted]

Yeah I'd like to have another CB option, but which good centre back is available rn?


Akshath321

bremer's probably the only notable one i actually also like amos pieper from bielefeld but we'll definitely not look there


[deleted]

Bremer does indeed seem like an interesting option, but I heard quite a few clubs (most notably Inter) are interested in him, so getting him won't be an easy task. And like you said, I doubt we're going to sign a CB from a team that's getting relegated.


Akshath321

they better be


Bladerslash

Are we all sitting by and watching city buy erling? Something has to be done.


truth-telling-troll

anarchy?


BendubzGaming

Hard disagree, they get Haaland, we keep Kane. I'm taking that scenario


SteinerElMagnifico42

We all saw your club have a second 200m+ transfer window just two summers ago and no one did anything.


Bladerslash

Chelsea has rubbish recruitment no one has to be afraid of us.


Destroyeh

texting Perez as we speak


AyanC

Need Roy Keane's son to two-foot that ogre.


Ddmoo

I'm on it.


Bladerslash

Thanks mate, weve got no time to lose.


throbbing_dementia

In the 01/02 season Manchester United controversially sold Jaap Stam and replaced him with Laurent Blanc, by December United had already lost 5 games in the league, the teams they lost to were as follows. **B**olton Wanderers **L**iverpool **A**rsenal **N**ewcastle United **C**helsea I only remember it because in one Newspaper it was reported exactly like the above, covering the back page and although we went on to lose again at home to West Ham right after the Chelsea game ruining the subliminal message above, it was still seen as a mistake to replace Stam with Blanc. Our form did recover and we went on a great run of results, but defeats to Liverpool, Middlesbrough and Arsenal later in the season ruined any slim chance we had of the title. Just thought it was an interesting bit of trivia. Edit:[Here is how it was reported at the time](https://i.imgur.com/6wnB23H.png)


SicilianDynamite

The Liverpool subreddit has been hilarious since yesterday. Apparently teams don't try as hard against man city... Nothing to do with them just being way more of a dominant force in every game


transtifa

We took 6 points off them ffs!


Lyrical_Forklift

Club subs have zero self awareness. Honestly, they're all terrible. The only sub that is actually currently level headed is the United sub because they've literally got nothing to be delusional about. All their anger is directed firmly at the club.


Charlie0108

This kinda shit always makes me laugh. City picked up 3 points in 4 games vs Palace and Southampton, while Liverpool have played 3 games vs them and beaten them by an aggregate score of 10-1. Why didn’t Palace and Southampton try as hard vs Liverpool as they did against City? Conspiracy!!!


alx69

I love the Liverpool vs City rivalry Both fanbases pretend they don’t care at all and barely consider it a rivalry but both are so obviously rattled it’s hilarious


J-O-C_1599

Yeah it’s stupid logic we’ve battered some teams they’ve struggled against and vice versa happens every time there is a close title race.


mosalad29

let us cope in peace


Destroyeh

complaint as old as time. mourinho said the same thing in his first season in madrid about teams bending over for barca, which led to his short feud with preciado


pixelkipper

the rival watch thread on there is peak comedy. would love to know what these people look like in real life


SicilianDynamite

Tbf I get the impression they're Americans who are now just weirdly passionate about a club/city they've never been too and have no connection with. I know plenty of Liverpool fans in real life who are from the area, and they are great fans, none of which act like the internet Liverpool fans at all


icemankiller8

This logic is always dumb to me, I saw a lot of spurs fans complaining that teams don’t play well against arsenal, like maybe arsenal play well against them and don’t let them look good. You can’t point to 21 wins and say they’re all just because the opposition happened to play bad that day as a coincidence.


SakaTheMan

I saw a comment on r/coys saying that Ayling getting himself sent off had to be matchfixing, as if spurs weren't playing against 10 man opponents for most of Conte's first matches


Destructo_D

Still think Kane would be a better transfer for City than Halaand


CheekyKunt68

Obviously. He’d be a better transfer for every single team in the world considering he’s level above Haaland


itsactuallythatguy

Who's Haaland's agent now? Probably cheaper now with Mino has passed away


BruiserBroly

He's still signed to Raiola's agency. I doubt anything's changed when it comes to agent fees tbh.


50MPoundSterling

In which way? Haaland is cheaper, younger and much more proven in big games. Haaland is a City fan as well, he'd create a greater legacy than Kane ever would.


CheekyKunt68

Yuck City fans literally know nothing lmao


50MPoundSterling

Paying 150M for Kane is in no way the better deal mate.


Lyrical_Forklift

Kane is far more well rounded, great link up play, is obviously Prem Proven, and less injury prone.


usually_a_knobhead

Yeah, but Kane fits the City playstyle way more.


Yupadej

Well this play style flopped multiple times. Give some runners to KDB and let him cook.


usually_a_knobhead

What do you mean flopped? Kane would thrive with KDB.


Yupadej

We need a plan B which will be KDB and pace. No need for any tactics for that. KDB will cook with Haaland running in behind


usually_a_knobhead

> Haaland running in behind Like teams will give you enough space for that


Yupadej

UCL teams will do that. Pep can manage a good league campaign with his current players and Haaland can improve gradually.


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His injuries are concerning though. The man barely gets to play lately.


pixelkipper

could say the same about most dortmund players at this point, clearly there’s a common denominator


50MPoundSterling

Dortmund's medical team is terrible, not to mention how they keep forcing him back. He'd be treated better here.


transtifa

Forcing him back? Haaland refused to have an MRI, what are they supposed to do?


PressTheGomezButton

This is true. I swear every season they have an injury crisis


Modalchemist

People saying that Haaland is already greater than Ole as a Norwegian player is mind boggling lol, yes he probably will pretty easily end up as a better player but at 21 he doesn't have a better career than him, Ole literally won ManU a CL in 1999


pixelkipper

greater is the not the same as best


Modalchemist

Yes, an in terms of greatest, being part of ManU and winning a CL beats being at Dortmund and having 23 goals at 21 in the CL everytime.


pixelkipper

yes but nobody is saying he’s greater, they’re saying he’s the best player norway has ever produced which isn’t wrong at all.


[deleted]

>Ole literally won ManU a CL in 1999 I was having a decent day so far, did you really have to remind me of this?


Destroyeh

here to remind you that you have two trebles in the last decade


BendubzGaming

also here to remind you that you'll have at least one team from North London to thrash in the CL next season, maybe both


[deleted]

Of course and I'm really pleased with that, but that 1999 loss was simply horrible (the 2012 loss wasn't better, either).


tbbt11

Thoughts on Sterling to Arsenal as a potential move?


ameriolex

Can he play on the right? Would be good to have the option of him/Martinelli/ESR on the left and then if needs be he can fill in to give Saka a rest


Kanedauke

It would be great for Arsenal. I’m not sure why Sterling would leave a team that wins the league every season.


Ddmoo

Better than anyone at their club, I'm sure he'd have better offers though.


GTACOD

Weird but good move that I doubt will happen.


TheBurningStarIV

Would be a very good signing. But I don’t think it will happen


icemankiller8

It’s a weird one because obviously Sterling is better than our left wingers but when you have smith rowe and martinelli there and martinelli has huge potential imo do you wanna disrupt that instead of buying in other areas? Maybe martinelli can be a successful striker but he’s working off the left now


AyanC

They opened a warchest only to find a sterling.


Hessenuk

Would be the only world class talent in the squad, but is way out of their budget and bigger fish would be interested.


usually_a_knobhead

Is Sterling world class? He is great but world class is a bit much


Hessenuk

He's been world class before for multiple years, he absolutely has the talent and he's still young enough to get that level of form back if playing regularly and in the right system. Even this season he's averaged a G+A in every other game.


CheekyKunt68

So he isn’t World class then. He was, isn’t anymore


Hessenuk

I said he's a world class talent.


the_studge

Don't think he'd fit their wage structure


Quab775

I Always been a sterling fan can play all3 positions from a winning team no brainer for me


[deleted]

Don't see it happening for some reason I think he plays better with a striker alongside him in the front line and with Haaland coming soon, it'd be a good incentive to stay. Plus Pep has shown him enough trust, he's had 1.5 bad seasons now and has recently been finding his confidence and form


_stone_age

Needs to stay at City. He'd thrive at Arsenal but I want him to stay.


dj4y_94

That's a few times now Pep has seemingly questioned why people either don't want City to win trophies or there's a general malaise when they do win things. They're an unbelievable side, but surely he must know spending close to £1Billion in 7 years will always offset the achievement somewhat to a lot of people.


Yupadej

City can sign only free agents and the media would still be biased towards Liverpool.


YoungDan23

>but surely he must know spending close to £1Billion in 7 years will always offset the achievement somewhat to a lot of people. Mostly Liverpool supporters because of the incredible job Klopp has done on a hamstrung budget. United have money, Everton have money, Villa have money, Chelsea have money. None of those sides have sniffed even winning back-to-back PLs in the last decade, let alone 4 in 5 seasons. He's literally turned the best league in the world into a fight for second place.


dj4y_94

United and Chelsea have failed miserably with their money domestically, but take those 2 out and he's spent an extra £350m minimum than everyone else in the league. Also not sure comparing them to Villa is a sane comparison given they were only promoted 3 years ago.


[deleted]

I don't understand how someone can still undermine the achievements of Pep when United have spent more than City in the same time period and have nothing to show for it Throwing money at the problem doesn't make it go away


IkeepforgettingmyPW9

United being an incredibly incompetent clownshow doesn't make City impressive.


[deleted]

It's just a comparison, calm down. What makes city impressive is how dominant they've been in the League in the past 5 years


dj4y_94

I think Pep is a genius but when you have that much money people will inevitably downplay it because he can just spend to immediately correct his mistakes like he did with the fullbacks. Few other managers have that luxury.


msf97

United are widely mocked for that, even then they managed 74 and 81 points.


msf97

Everybody loves it when they win. He’s living on a different planet. Building an us against the world mentality is good motivation for a squad coming off that loss, though


tiorzol

I don't think people love it when they win, they love it when you lose. It's just they're the default other team.


msf97

Well, yes I agree. Best of two evils


sul01

Yeah pretty much. Was literally thinking this yesterday that City games are really weird because I can't say I want City to win but at the same time I don't want them to drop points - and I'd probably be more annoyed if they dropped points than if they didn't. But at the same time I don't want them to win - that just doesn't sound right - just rather they do better than you lot. Must suck for you guys though- having incredible seasons in the prem for a while yet likely only getting 1 league title come the end of the season. Can't imagine how frustrating that would be.


realbarcalounger

United need to sell someone. And not telles or AWB or Phil Jones or whoever. They need to sell whatever big player has the most influence they can. It should have been pogba a year or two ago, but the players have flat out beaten the club with their influence- wages, stature, whatever else. United values them at a corporate level due to images, potential losses, etc. United won't ever sell anyone and don't bench players when they have underperformed. They have more influence at United than any galacticos ever had. It's beyond disgusting from a club standpoint. If Ten Hag has any sense he would sell Maguire/Bruno/Rashford/any single one of the big name, high wage players and hope that shows everyone else he has to keep for a couple of that you're not safe. I don't see any other way you can change the mentality and effort of the rest of the team, even if you get rid of every single one of the players that have a mentality problem, you're left with Mctominay and Fred and Hannibal and... who aren't good enough.


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J-O-C_1599

Weird Coincidence is Suarez having Delfina tattooed on his wrist or something before he came it’s his daughters name but also an anagram of Anfield


AtletiJack

Why?


Kanedauke

City getting both Haaland and Pogba for £64m seems savvy business. It will be nice to see Pogba in a functional team. I doubt Pep will waste in him a double pivot or at a lone 6 like United did.


HH_31_J

Pogba won't be a starter at City mate


icemankiller8

The athletic said Pogba isn’t going there


Kanedauke

Apparently I’m out the loop. Did it say where he might go?


icemankiller8

Psg Juventus and Real Madrid, but I think it’s Pogba trying to make Real Madrid happen much more then the other way


AyanC

You have to be willfully naive to believe that City are just paying the release clause to get him.


DoYourWork123

Pretty sure agent fees will make that at least double though.


_stone_age

City aren't getting Pogba.


msf97

They aren’t getting him. Pogba turned the contract offer down, and Pep was planning to use him as a deep lying player.


Kanedauke

Ah that’s disappointing. I saw people saying that about Pep but I doubt he would


WyrdWired

[Mbappe running ](https://i.imgur.com/q0KBdGM.jpg)


BastillianFig

Without vardy scoring every half chance that came his way before he got injured we'd be in a relegation scrap now 💀💀💀 Mathematically we can still go down


robbiecoltranesjazz

What sequence of events would have to happen for you to go down?


BastillianFig

If the teams below win all their games and we lose ours. It isn't likely but the fact it's possible at this point of the season....


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tiorzol

Subscribe.


HH_31_J

What a manager Pep. Bottled another UCL and convinced the Arabian Owners to buy Haaland. Genius. Top Manager


DoYourWork123

It actually is. Even if Halaand flops you actually trust Pep to be able to sign Joao Felix next summer to replace him. Win - win situation. No other manager is able to do this.


[deleted]

He's called the bald fraud for a reason mate


TheBurningStarIV

Feeling quietly confident we can get a draw against City on Sunday


PrisonersofFate

Whatever happens, if we lose, i hope it's not by more of a two goals margin. I like not being a punching ball anymore for big teams


MartinPerrott

Haaland is going to be so so easy to hate going forward. Going to be interesting to see how his injury issues play out.


CoolstorySteve

Wont need to be running up and down the pitch like a madman when every game is played vs a team with 11 guys in the box. I don’t expect him to get injured as much for City.


el_walou

Yes but running like madman into spaces is what he does best (then he shoots it like a beast). Really curious to see how he can adapt to teams parking the bus every game.


_LebronsHairline_

So how much is Haaland’s release clause?


Hessenuk

3/4s of a Grealish.


junior150396

75M euros if i recall correctly


[deleted]

I think the rumours suggested 75M euros Might be wrong


Nature__Boy

Still can’t get my head around the fact City fans defend their revenue and sponsorship legitimacy when their revenue is higher than fucking Real Madrid, Barcelona and United. It’s just not possible


msf97

And the grounds never full. Couldn’t fill out their end at Wembley against us either.


shmozey

Match day revenue even for Barca is only 18% of the total. A small percentage difference of even less than that is fairly insignificant.


msf97

Liverpool have 2.5 times the number of shirts sold globally as City. City have the lowest matchday revenue of the 'big 6' in the Premier League. The thing they dominate on in terms of revenue is commercial sponsorship. And it makes them the richest in the world.


shmozey

Right, but the clubs don’t force the shirt sponsors to pay them what they do do they? I’m not really sure the amount of shirts sold and number of empty seats in a stadium is quite the hit to the revenue that you think it is.


50MPoundSterling

Sunderland had a higher revenue than Atletico Madrid back in 2016. Doesn't matter as long as English TV money keeps increasing.


Destroyeh

how? according to deloitte sunderland never cracked 150m. atletico havent been under 150m for almost a decade


msf97

That’s actually not a bigger discrepancy than Citys revenue. Sunderland get 50k in league one. City can’t fill a Wembley end


50MPoundSterling

Sunderland rarely fill out their ground in league 1. Also, you'd be a bit dim to think ticket revenue is a significant source of income in comparison to the TV money and official sponsors like kit manufacturers.


msf97

They’re not real sponsorships. It’s financial doping. If the owners sell, you would shrink. Your match day revenue is already inflated, too.


50MPoundSterling

>Official sponsorships. You're slowly confirming the theory that you're a bit dense. Does Puma and Etihad Airways not really exist?


msf97

https://twitter.com/babuyagu/status/1499736748187860993?s=21&t=cJtDU9c-Y7XlYBRyqBAa9g “commercial revenue” “sponsorships” Do not justify your owners. Despicable people. Every billionaire has skeletons in their closet, but there’s a difference.


50MPoundSterling

Read what I said again, you'll get there eventually


GoldenIron

>Daddy Sheik, I need another 300 million so I can bottle the UCL final instead of the semi final 😥 How do 200 people read this and have the thought process of 'yeah thats a pretty good comment to upvote'


MarwaariMaradona

i don't consider redditors to be people


wonderful_mixture

Don't see anything factual wrong


GoldenIron

Just hope you don't talk to people like that irl then 🤣


tiorzol

Mate if the people spoke irl like they do in here they'd be fucked. I know I would haha


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Comedy in 2022


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GoldenIron

Was an Arsenal fan to be fair