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  • Premier Icon shortbread_fanylion
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    Kane as number 9 for Utd with Rashford and Greenford either side would be tasty. Although it’s defenders United need.

    Premier Icon Caher
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    Just seen the Richarlison miss. How on earth!? A traffic cone would have scored that.

    Premier Icon cromolyolly
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    He was an odd signing. Other than a world class scowl, I’m not sure what he brings. Still, he was cheap. They seemed to be throwing money at anything with legs at that point in their desperation. He might actually improve with some of the new signings. Partly the spotlight will be less on him.

    Premier Icon MSP
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    Kane as number 9 for Utd with Rashford and Greenford either side would be tasty. Although it’s defenders United need.

    I don’t think Kane would link up well with Rashford and Greenwood, Same with England and Sterling and Sancho, Kane isn’t a good match. Assuming you are playing a 4 3 3, then at utd it would be Martial Greenwood Rashford, and for England Sancho (Greenwood or Rashford) Sterling.

    That’s not to say Kane isn’t a quality striker, but he is better in a different formation where his role is a little different.

    Premier Icon howsyourdad1
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    Spuds

    Premier Icon deadlydarcy
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    Cracking start for Utd. 😂

    Hopefully Pogba and Ole will stay for the rest of the season.

    Premier Icon binners
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    Absolutely ****ing woeful!

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    We seem unwilling to put some decent crosses in which means everything has to go through the middle and against well organised, deep sitting teams there is almost no space.

    Had issues through the middle last year but since Fernandes has come we don’t vary it up enough. Teams worked it out in the last few games

    Can’t see the value in keeping Pogba around for the 2 to 3 good performances a year though unless there are no serious offers in for him.

    Premier Icon binners
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    The most entertaining thing about that was Sky pointing out that Zaha definitely didn’t ever ‘meet’ David Moyes’s daughter as a Patrice Evra just claimed 😂

    Fair play to him though. Patrice just expressed pretty accurately most United fans opinion of how the club is being run.

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    Meanwhile, in League One news, let’s have a full national lockdown and end the season now….🚜

    Premier Icon shortbread_fanylion
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    Some canny business by Liverpool I think – Alcantara is a bit of an upgrade on Henderson, Milner and Wijnaldum, if he stays fit! Jota too is a good one as cover for Mane and Salah and probably needed as Minamino has struggled.

    Premier Icon Caher
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    Finding this whole handball rule pretty incomprehensible and far removed from say a Thierry Henry or a Maradona hand pass into the goal.
    Found myself agreeing with Gary Neville this evening and needed a good wash afterwards.

    Premier Icon MSP
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    The handball rule was worst last year, this year they have tried to sort it out but still failed to really get it right.

    Premier Icon grum
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    Despite giving away the pen Thiago looks great. Liverpool were dominant today even before the red. That’s two supposed challengers this year looking decidedly ropy already.

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    Good game between Leicester and Burnley for the neutral.

    Premier Icon scandal42
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    Even better for a Leicester fan

    Top of the league, feels good to be back 😉

    Premier Icon binners
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    WTF? The Baggies are 3 nil up against Chelski at half time?! 😳

    After an insane United game, where the post was our man of the match

    Premier Icon grum
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    After an insane United game, where the post referee was our man of the match

    Premier Icon binners
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    Pfft! He was no Mike Dean.

    I don’t know how you can say that anyway when no Brighton players were booked for their blatant diving

    Premier Icon deadlydarcy
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    First two games, United get shafted at home by Palace and need ten minutes of extra time to beat Brighton who by all accounts, played them off the park. Bodes well for a good season. As long as Ole and Pogba stay. Love it.

    Premier Icon binners
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    Good to see the rebirth of Fergie-time though eh, Bravissimo? 😃

    Premier Icon grum
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    It’s next-level Fergie time when a pen is awarded after the final whistle, in the 10th minute of 5 minutes of stoppage time.

    Also, let’s all laugh at Chelsea (and hope their comeback doesn’t work out). They’re going to be entertaining this season but you’d think they might try and learn to do defending at some point.

    Premier Icon deadlydarcy
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    Two games in and you’re already masturbating while imagining the days of Ferguson urging a bulging vein faced Keane to scream at referees. It’s not a good sign binners. You need to look to the future. It could be your year.

    Premier Icon binners
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    Nah. It’s not going to be our year.

    Just amusing to see that Ole is channeling the spirit of Fergie to take us into previously unchartered waters…

    After the final whistle 😃

    Premier Icon deadlydarcy
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    Normally you feel that way until you put three wins together…stick with it man. Ole is the way forward. Don’t sack him yet.

    Premier Icon shortbread_fanylion
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    How long do you think Lampard has to mould all the new signings into something resembling a cohesive unit? Even though he’s a club legend I don’t Abramovich will hesitate to fire him, if they’re not making progress.

    Premier Icon binners
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    Oh dear. Jose isn’t happy.

    It looks like handball decisions are going to be providing this season’s controversy

    Premier Icon Klunk
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    yeah if you get a freekick where the wall is in the box, go for the balls VAR will give you a pen as players defend their wedding tackle 😉

    Premier Icon binners
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    What a finish from Vardy! A Zola-esque cheeky back heal

    3-1 to Leicester!! 😳

    I stuck a few quid on Leicester as 9/1 odds seemed daft

    Premier Icon grum
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    Remember how Chelsea, Man U, Man City were going to run Liverpool much closer this year – how’s that working out already? 😛

    3 penalties to Leicester! It definitely seems like VAR and the lack of crowds is helping the smaller/less successful teams, like Leicester and Man Utd.

    Premier Icon deadlydarcy
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    I can only assume VAR is being operated by UEFA – in order to make sure cash strapped upstarts, City of Manchester City dont rock the boat too much.

    Premier Icon binners
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    There’s been some absolutely bonkers results so far this season, but that’s right up there. City’s defence were seriously competing for being worse than ours who went AWOL at Brighton yesterday

    Three penalties weren’t down to VAR, they were down to City’s defence getting repeatedly skinned by Vardy and Maddison

    I expect that Liverpool v Arsenal will be 8-5 or something daft tomorrow

    Premier Icon MSP
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    The template to beat city is well known now, most teams still need a bit of luck, but they know it is doable. Pep needs to show he can adapt. Funny thing is he himself say’s he needs to earn a new contract, it is almost as if he is urging the club to be less in awe of him and give some constructive criticism.

    2 of the penalties were dodgy as **** though, the bottom half of the internet would have gone into meltdown if Sterling had gone down for those 2.

    Premier Icon deadlydarcy
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    2 of the penalties were dodgy as **** though

    Well, of course.

    Premier Icon binners
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    Every one of those penalties was absolutely nailed on. You can’t have an argument against any of them. It was down to defenders getting skinned.

    It’s not like any were dodgy handballs like Spuds today or Lindelofs last weekend.

    Speaking of which: hats of to Steve Bruce for saying in his post match press interview that it was never a penalty and the new rule is ridiculous

    Premier Icon grum
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    2 of the Leicester pens were soft but not that dodgy. Some great goals in that game also though, especially loved Mahrez clean finish on the first one.

    Premier Icon binners
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    An unbelievable strike from Mahrez. No keeper is ever going to get anywhere near a shot like that. But the Vardy backheel was on another level. Just having the awareness to even attempt that

    I remember watching Zola do something similar and thinking WTF?!!! How has he just done that?!!

    We’re 3 weeks in to the season and there’s been some truly sublime skill on display already

    Premier Icon imnotverygood
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    Quote of the day about Suarez going to Athletico:
    Striker partner Diego Costa, added: “He is very good, one of us can do the fighting and the other can do the biting.”

    Premier Icon shortbread_fanylion
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    Haha, that’s genius!

    Premier Icon Caher
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    Great quote.
    Really does not take much to put Vardy on the floor. Watched the game and it as more about fooling the City defenders.

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