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Landlord/ letting agent not fixing our heating

2020.09.27 20:49 frzr-csgo Landlord/ letting agent not fixing our heating

Hello, I am located in Leicester, England. As you know it is getting rather chilly here in the UK. over summer our uni house got burgled (that's another story) and the burglars took our nest smart thermostat system among many other things. the letting agent said the house would be all fixed by the time we moved in (then lied to us, saying it was completed in August when it wasn't before delaying our move in, in September all whilst we paid rent). without the thermostat, we can't turn the heating on in our house and our tenancy agreement states that heating issues will "be fixed in a reasonable timeframe". We reported this issue to them 2 weeks ago and they have not given us a date and have said they are trying to see it resolved despite skirting around the subject whenever we bring it up. our guess is that installation and device itself is a cost they do not want to occur and they are perhaps trying to find a cheaper option, which we don't care about as long as we have heating. what can we do to try and have this matter resolved we can't even be comfortable in our own home, and it looks like the matter will take a month plus at this rate. thank you, apologies for the rant this letting agent has been worse than awful thus far.
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2020.09.27 19:21 donny126 Post Match Thread: Manchester City 2-5 Leicester City

Link to Match Thread: Manchester City v Leicester City

FT: Manchester City 2-5 Leicester City

Goalscorers: Mahrez 3’; Vardy 36’; Vardy 53’; Vardy 57’; Maddison 76’; Ake 84’; Tielemans 87’
Venue Etihad, Manchester
Date: 27/09/2020, 16:30 BST
Referee Michael Oliver


Man City - 4-2-3-1 - Pep Guardiola
Ederson, Mendy, Ake, Garcia, Walker, Fernandinho(Delap 50’), Rodri, De Bruyne, Foden, Sterling, Mahrez
Subs: Steffen, Zinchenko, Laporte, Doyle, Torres, Palmer, Delap
Leicester City - 5-4-1 - Brendan Rogers
Schmeichel, Soyuncu, Evans(Fuchs 82’), Amartey, Justin, Tielemans, Mendy, Castagne, Praet(Maddison 69’), Barnes, Vardy(Ihenacho 85’)
Subs: Ward, Fuchs, Maddison, Albrighton, Choudhury, Perez, Ihenacho

Match Events

0’: City kick off the match
3’: GOAAAAAAAL Superb finish from Mahrez who blasts in to the top corner from a half volley.
22’: Tielemans is shown a yellow card for shirt pulling.
25’: Brilliant free kick from De Bruyne who picks out Fernandinho. He misses with a header 6 yards out. Leicester look to counter but they mess up a 3 on 2.
34’: Rodri heads in a KDB free kick but he’s several yards offside so Leicester get a free kick.
35’: Vardy cuts ahead of Walker who pulls him down. Poor defending and a clear penalty
36’: GOAAAAAL Superb penalty from Vardy who smashes the ball in to the top corner.
Half Time A game of few chances so far.
45’: City get the game back underway.
50’: Amartey is shown a yellow card. Liam Delap comes on to replace Fernandinho.
51’: Mahrez takes the ball on before shooting wide from 20 yards. Foden was in space...
53’: GOAAAAAAAAAAALAZO Castagne finds space and crosses for Vardy whose naughty back heel finish dinks over the keeper. Incredible from Vardy.
56’: Another penalty for Leicester as Garcia clatters in to Vardy
57’: GOAAAAL Vardy lashes in again from the spot, this time to the bottom left corner
60’: Ake is shown a yellow card for following through on Tielemans.
63’: Delap heads off the top of the bar. Close for City. Ferran Torres comes on to replace Foden.
76’: GOAAAAAAAAAALAZO! Wondergoal from Maddison who picks out the top corner from 30 yards. Incredible finishing from Leicester today.
84’: GOAAAAAL Ake nods in from a corner to give City some hope...too late, surely?
86’: Oh Dear... Mendy clips Maddison in the box and it’s another penalty.
87’: GOAAL Tielemans places the penalty in to the bottom right corner
FT: Leicester were a joy to watch today, but benefited from 3 penalties. Pep has never managed a side who have let in 5 goals at home until today.
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2020.09.27 18:19 Head-Ad7170 Someone please help me, need advice please read all

Someone please help me
TL;DR I slept with someone on a break should I tell her please read
I [M 23] have been exclusive dating this girl [F 24] for the best part of 10 months now. Everything was going great, I was so happy. But then lockdown happened. Lockdown was a tough time for us in this relationship. She suffers very badly from depression and she was often breaking it off with me because she doesn’t think it was fair on me to keep putting me through her low moods. But I’ve stood with her through it and she ended up changing her mind. This happened about 3/4 times over the past 3 months.
Since then we have only seen eachother once every 20 days, as she always feels anxious or she is busy and I can’t meet her. It has almost made us drift apart. We spoke the other night saying she really wants it to work with me and she loves me lots and lots and I agree. But that she needed a break to get herself on track (bearing in mind we haven’t seen eachother for 24 days at this point and we hadn’t had sex for 2 months). So me thinking this is dead and buried in the water stupidly decided to drive up to Leicester to see a girl I saw just before her and we slept together, which is something I’ve been KICKING myself about lately, I know it would break her heart and I would do anything to take it back and not do it. She then got back in touch with me saying how much she wants to be with me after this break and that she just wants to sort herself out and now I feel like a complete asshole because I said I do too. I actually want to be with this girl.
This girl is like my best friend and I don’t know what to do. We get on so well but I feel like I’ve cheated on her when we weren’t officially together at this point because it’s been so on and off with breaks and break ups I don’t know whether I’m coming or going. If in a week or so she asks to meet up with me do I tell her I slept with someone? As she even said if you do we will never get back together. I don’t know what to do, I’m aware I’m an asshole for what has happened but I need some genuine advice.
I’m really not a bar person I have such good intentions with people and it’s so out of character for me to the point I’m racked with guilt and stay in bed feeling sick over it :(
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2020.09.27 17:20 FHLBot Manchester City vs Leicester City - Premier League, 27-Sep-2020

Match: Manchester City vs Leicester City
Competition: Premier League
Date: 27-Sep-2020
Time: 15:30 GMT (convert to local time)
Venue: Etihad Stadium
Referee: M. Oliver
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2020.09.27 17:20 donny126 Match Thread: Manchester City v Leicester City

Live Score: Manchester City 2-5 Leicester City

Goalscorers: Mahrez 3’; Vardy 36’; Vardy 53’; Vardy 57’; Maddison 76’; Ake 84’; Tielemans 87’
Venue Etihad, Manchester
Date: 27/09/2020, 16:30 BST
Referee Michael Oliver


Man City - 4-2-3-1 - Pep Guardiola
Ederson, Mendy, Ake, Garcia, Walker, Fernandinho(Delap 50’), Rodri, De Bruyne, Foden, Sterling, Mahrez
Subs: Steffen, Zinchenko, Laporte, Doyle, Torres, Palmer, Delap
Leicester City - 5-4-1 - Brendan Rogers
Schmeichel, Soyuncu, Evans, Amartey, Justin, Tielemans, Mendy, Castagne, Praet, Barnes, Vardy
Subs: Ward, Fuchs, Maddison, Albrighton, Choudhury, Perez, Ihenacho

Match Events

0’: City kick off the match
3’: GOAAAAAAAL Superb finish from Mahrez who blasts in to the top corner from a half volley.
22’: Tielemans is shown a yellow card for shirt pulling.
25’: Brilliant free kick from De Bruyne who picks out Fernandinho. He misses with a header 6 yards out. Leicester look to counter but they mess up a 3 on 2.
34’: Rodri heads in a KDB free kick but he’s several yards offside so Leicester get a free kick.
35’: Vardy cuts ahead of Walker who pulls him down. Poor defending and a clear penalty
36’: GOAAAAAL Superb penalty from Vardy who smashes the ball in to the top corner.
Half Time A game of few chances so far.
45’: City get the game back underway.
50’: Amartey is shown a yellow card. Liam Delap comes on to replace Fernandinho.
51’: Mahrez takes the ball on before shooting wide from 20 yards. Foden was in space...
53’: GOAAAAAAAAAAALAZO Castagne finds space and crosses for Vardy whose naughty back heel finish dinks over the keeper. Incredible from Vardy.
56’: Another penalty for Leicester as Garcia clatters in to Vardy
57’: GOAAAAL Vardy lashes in again from the spot, this time to the bottom left corner
60’: Ake is shown a yellow card for following through on Tielemans.
63’: Delap heads off the top of the bar. Close for City. Ferran Torres comes on to replace Foden.
76’: GOAAAAAAAAAALAZO! Wondergoal from Maddison who picks out the top corner from 30 yards. Incredible finishing from Leicester today.
84’: GOAAAAAL Ake nods in from a corner to give City some hope...too late, surely?
86’: Oh Dear... Mendy clips Maddison in the box and it’s another penalty.
87’: GOAAL Tielemans places the penalty in to the bottom right corner
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2020.09.27 13:01 Head-Ad7170 I slept with someone on a break should I tell her please read

I have been exclusive dating this girl for the best part of 10 months now. Everything was going great, I was so happy. But then lockdown happened. Lockdown was a tough time for us in this relationship. She suffers very badly from depression and she was often breaking it off with me because she doesn’t think it was fair on me to keep putting me through her low moods. But I’ve stood with her through it and she ended up changing her mind. This happened about 3/4 times over the past 3 months.
Since then we have only seen eachother once every 20 days, as she always feels anxious or she is busy and I can’t meet her. It has almost made us drift apart. We spoke the other night saying she really wants it to work with me and she loves me lots and lots and I agree. But that she needed a break to get herself on track (bearing in mind we haven’t seen eachother for 24 days at this point and we hadn’t had sex for 2 months). So me thinking this is dead and buried in the water stupidly decided to drive up to Leicester to see a girl I saw just before her and we slept together, which is something I’ve been KICKING myself about lately, I know it would break her heart and I would do anything to take it back and not do it. She then got back in touch with me saying how much she wants to be with me after this break and that she just wants to sort herself out and now I feel like a complete asshole because I said I do too. I actually want to be with this girl.
This girl is like my best friend and I don’t know what to do. We get on so well but I feel like I’ve cheated on her when we weren’t officially together at this point because it’s been so on and off with breaks and break ups I don’t know whether I’m coming or going. If in a week or so she asks to meet up with me do I tell her I slept with someone? As she even said if you do we will never get back together. I don’t know what to do, I’m aware I’m an asshole for what has happened but I need some genuine advice.
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2020.09.26 22:02 aguer0 [Pre Match Thread] Manchester City Vs Leicester City

These are coming thick and fast aren't they?
Venue: Etihad Stadium
Date: Sun 27th Sept 2020
Time: 16:30 BST


Manchester City are without a recognised senior striker after Gabriel Jesus was ruled out with an injury sustained at Wolves on Monday.
Central defender Aymeric Laporte is not fully fit after only recently returning to training following a period of self-isolation.
Leicester City midfielder Wilfried Ndidi needs surgery on a groin injury and will be out for up to 12 weeks.
Ricardo Pereira remains out but Jonny Evans could feature following a ban.



Manchester City have won six of the past seven Premier League meetings.
Leicester have lost four successive league games at the Etihad Stadium, their longest losing streak at Manchester City since a run of five defeats in 1961.

Manchester City

Manchester City have not lost their opening top-flight home match in 25 seasons since a 2-1 defeat against Southampton in 1989-90.
City are unbeaten in 11 Premier League home games, scoring at least twice in each of them (W10, D1). They have won their last seven fixtures at the Etihad Stadium by an aggregate score of 26-1.
City have led by two or more goals at half-time in their last six Premier League matches, a record run in the competition's history.
Kevin De Bruyne has scored seven goals and set up six in his past 10 league starts.
Gabriel Jesus has scored four goals in five Premier League appearances against Leicester.

Leicester City

The Foxes have never started a top-flight season with three successive league wins.
A third straight victory would equal their best start to a league season, having achieved the feat in the second tier in 1899-1900, 1906-07 and 1922-23.
Jamie Vardy has scored five goals in his past eight appearances against Manchester City in the Premier League. He's also the only player to score a top-flight hat-trick against a side managed by Pep Guardiola, doing so in the Foxes' 4-2 win against City in December 2016.
Brendan Rodgers is winless in all seven away matches as a manager against Manchester City in all competitions (D2, L5).
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2020.09.26 07:26 YIIZWL [Pre-Match Thread] West Brom vs Chelsea - Premier League


Matchday 3
26 September 2020
Kick Off: 17:30 BST / 12:30 EST / 09:30 PST
Venue: The Hawthorns
Referee: Jon Moss
Where to Watch
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Discord Server
Pre-Match Conference
Match Facts
BBC Preview
  • West Brom have lost 18 of the 24 Premier League meetings, more than against any other side.
  • The Baggies are on a four-game losing streak in this fixture, conceding nine goals without reply.
  • Chelsea have won each of their past three away league games at The Hawthorns.
  • West Brom's most recent victory over the Blues was 3-0 at home in the Premier League in May 2015.
  • Chelsea have not lost an away game in the month of September since 2016, winning seven times and drawing once in all competitions.
  • However, they have kept just one clean sheet in their 20 Premier League away fixtures under manager Frank Lampard.
  • The Blues have lost three of their past seven away league matches at newly-promoted sides.
  • Chelsea won five of their opening six away league games under Lampard, but have since won only five of 14 (D3, L6).
  • Lampard has won both of his previous league meetings against West Brom as a manager, by an aggregate score of 7-2.
  • He won 13 of his 15 league appearances as a player against the Baggies (D1, L1), scoring six goals.
West Brom
  • West Brom are winless in six league matches dating back to last season (D3, L3).
  • They have claimed just 11 Premier League points from the last 48 available (W3, D2, L11).
  • Albion have won only three of their past 24 top-flight home fixtures (D9, L12).
  • Both of West Brom's league goals this season were scored from outside the penalty area.
  • Matheus Pereira has contributed to 26 league goals for the Baggies since the start of last season with nine goals and 17 assists, 11 more than any other player at the club.
  • Callum Robinson's solitary Premier League goal in 22 appearances came against Chelsea while playing for Sheffield United.
  • Branislav Ivanovic made 261 Premier League appearances for Chelsea between 2008-2016, scoring 22 goals.
Team News
  • Ben Chilwell and Thiago Silva are in contention for their first league starts for Chelsea but new goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is not expected to play.
  • Andreas Christensen is banned, while Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic remain unavailable because of injuries.
West Brom
  • West Brom are without the suspended Kieran Gibbs, while loanee Conor Gallagher is ineligible to face his parent club.
  • Ahmed Hegazi is back in training after recovering from a hamstring problem.

Chelsea W L W
West Brom L W L D
Current Table

1 Leicester 2 2 0 0 5 6
2 Everton 2 2 0 0 4 6
3 Arsenal 2 2 0 0 4 6
4 Liverpool 2 2 0 0 3 6
5 Crystal Palace 2 2 0 0 3 6
11 Chelsea 2 1 0 1 0 3
20 West Brom 2 0 0 2 -6 0
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2020.09.25 17:03 CrumbAllowances The Rumour XI of players linked to Manchester United

Hi everyone!
The transfer window always seems to be an exceptionally difficult one for Man United fans. Not only does our recruitment team regularly snatch defeat from the jaws of victory by turning open-and-shut transfers to drawn out 'sagas', but every two-bit agent desperate to get their client a new contract or tabloid seeking to fill its back pages bandies the club's name about with abandon. Over the years, we have seen countless players linked to the club, with some links more spurious than others. As such, this is my attempt to create the Manchester United Ultimate Rumour XI - a team of players linked to us only by transfer rumour and gossip.
In general, my criteria to make the team is two-fold - 1) how good was the player and 2) how intense were the rumours? Intensity of rumour involves both quantity (how often you were linked to United) and quality (how 'reliable' the rumours were). Also, the following categories of player are disqualified from the list.
  1. Those who joined United eventually after a prolonged rumour churn (Ander Herrera, Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sanch ... oh.)
  2. Those who United made an approach for, but were rebuffed by the player or club (Ivan Perisic, Erling Haaland, Sergio Ramos)
  3. Those who United made a successful approach for, but eventually chose not to sign for some godforsaken reason (Thiago, Toni Kroos, [sad clown noises])
The XI also entirely comes from the post-Fergie era. This is due to a number of factors - the recency effect, the insane proliferation of bullshit transfer rumours in the SEO and social media age, and the general perception that Fergie and Gill/Kenyon were far more competent in securing targets. So without further preamble ...
GK - Jasper Cillessen
So this list doesn't start very auspiciously. Is this really the best goalkeeper we have been linked with? As far as I can tell in my limited Google research, the answer is yes. The reason behind this is simple - we've had an all-time great number 1 for about a decade now. Even now when DDG appears to be slipping, there's a perfect replacement in Henderson right behind him. But cast your mind back to the 2015 transfer window, when De Gea was a dodgy fax machine away from joining Real Madrid. With Louis van Gaal as manager, a year after his Dutch team made 3rd place at the World Cup, it made sense that Cillessen would replace the departing de Gea. Of course, Dave stayed, and Cillessen moved on to sit on the bench at Barcelona for three years before moving on to Valencia. There were minor rumours of us making a move for him in 2019 before de Gea signed his new contract, but I think it's safe to say that Jasper Cillessen will not be rocking up between the Old Trafford sticks any time soon.
Sample Transfer Rumour -
RB - Fabinho
Yes I know, he's primarily known as a defensive midfielder with the scum, but prior to that move, Fabinho was a more than competent right back for Rio Ave and occasionally played that role for Monaco. Plus we really have not been linked to many good right backs, and signed the last one we were linked with, so he is the best choice. There was a good amount of buzz about Fabinho joining United back in the summer 2018, when it was clear that Jose Mourinho was looking for a defensive midfielder. However, this gossip largely came from foreign sources, including a bona fide Tier 1 in Bouhafsi, with English Tier 1s and 2s insisting that Mourinho's real targets were Nemanja Matic and Eric Dier. As we now know, the English sources were correct, United signed Matic, and Fabinho moved on to some other club and never did anything worthwhile with his career ever again.
Sample Transfer Rumour (with Bouhafsi tweet embedded) -
LB - Danny Rose
Back in 2017, Danny Rose made waves by criticising Spurs' transfer policy, calling on the club to stop signing 'players you have to Google'. This, along with reported dissatisfaction with Tottenham's low wage ceiling, compatriot Kyle Walker's mega-millions move to Manchester City, and a supposed desire to return to the north of England, led to a spate of transfer rumours linking him to United. Not only was he England's starting left back, but he was precisely what the club had been looking for since Evra left - pacy, exciting, and equally competent in attack and defence. Plus, Jose Mourinho was famously unconvinced by Luke Shaw, so this was a move that made all the sense in the world. However, said move never materialised, most likely because a Daniel Levy-Ed Woodward negotiation would have been a total massacre. Rose has continued to mouth off at Spurs over the years, and against all odds still remains contracted to them, barring an unsuccessful six month loan to Newcastle in January 2020.
Sample Transfer Rumour -
CB - Ezequiel Garay
The mascot (along with the players in AM and RW) of this team, Garay is the rare player in this list who dates back to the Fergie era, and proceeded to be linked to us for what feels like time immemorial. The majority of these rumours came from Portuguese sources (renowned for their unreliability) stemming from his time in Benfica, though he would continue to be linked to us even after moving to Zenit and Valencia. Looking back, it seemed like Garay probably had a hell of an agent who knew that tossing our name into any situation would get him attention or a new contract, but the player himself actually claimed in 2013 that he was set to join United until Fergie left and Moyes took over. It's also unsurprising that the Garay rumour had legs for so long, considering that we seem to be perennially looking for a left footed ball playing centre back. Thank goodness that position is no longer a problem, eh?
Sample Transfer Rumour -
CB - Toby Alderweireld
As Jose Mourinho entered his now infamously tumultuous third season in the summer of 2018, he felt that his 2nd place squad was a ball-playing centre back away from a true title challenge. There were two rumoured targets - Harry Maguire of Leicester City, who would cost crazy money, and Toby Alderweireld of Tottenham Hotspur, who could cost crazy money but for two reasons - he was already 29, and there was a 25 million pound release clause on his contract that would kick in next season. Surely it wouldn't be that difficult to convince Daniel Levy, a man who has the words 'financial prudence' tattooed on his chest, to part with an asset that would rapidly depreciate in value? Apparently the answer was no, and United never made an approach for Alderweireld, or for any centre back. Jose Mourinho flamed out spectacularly, Alderweireld signed a new deal at Spurs (thus removing the release clause), and the two eventually ended up together, except in white instead of red.
Sample Transfer Rumour -
CM - Sergej Milinković-Savić
This one has been rumbling on for a few years now, and will probably continue chugging along the next time Paul Pogba has a bad run of form or Mino Raiola says something incendiary. The SMS transfer rumour has always been inherently linked to the Pogba one. It's the typical 2+2=5 bullshit of silly season. Pogba wants out. SMS is a physically imposing midfielder with no lack of technical skill. Hey, just like Pogba! So this means Manchester United must be looking to sign Milinković-Savić to replace the outgoing Pogba, right? Right? The only snag to this, of course, is that Pogba still remains at Man United, is rumoured to be discussing an extension to his contract, while SMS continues to perform impressively at Lazio. This rumour has been peddled by no less of an authority than Gianluca Di Marzio, who, in one of his most shameful moments, put up on his website in 2019 that we were going to bid 80 million euros for SMS only to surreptitiously take it down a few hours later.
Sample Transfer Rumour (reporting on the Di Marzio report) -
CM - Arturo Vidal
Oh this one stings. Prior to the signing of Pogba, central midfield was a giant gaping hole in the club, with the early promise of Cleverley and Anderson not paying off. Ander Herrera was signed and Michael Carrick was still his usual reliable self, but there was little beyond them and the still-yet-to-convince Marouane Fellaini. Arturo Vidal was one of the best midfielders in the world, and had been fantastic for Jorge Sampaoli's Chilean team at the World Cup. Here was the player United had been needing for a long time, a midfielder with the dynamism, technique and mentality not seen since the young Roy Keane. However, regardless of all the buzz (and Juventus's seeming willingness to well), United never made a move, possibly because Vidal was coming off a serious knee injury and his all-action style would not be a good fit for LVG's possession-based football. The Vidal rumour shockingly resurfaced this(!) year, but it was largely pushed by shit-tier sources, and the Chilean has now secured a move to Inter, where he has finally fulfilled his lifelong dream of playing with Ashley Young.
Sample Transfer Rumour -
AM - Wesley Sneijder
The god-king himself, the MVP of the Rumour Squad, the man whose transfer rumour turned into a meme, yes, it's none other than Wesley Sneijder. Like Garay, the rumour began in the Fergie-era, where rumours linked him to United as part of a swap-deal for Cristiano Ronaldo. This particular rumour proceeded to churn for the better part of a decade with less and less relevance each time. van Gaal is United manager? Hey guess what, Sneijder was in his Dutch team! He's definitely coming now! Mourinho is United manager? Well didn't they win a treble together? He's definitely coming now! The utter ridiculousness of this rumour can best be encapsulated by the fact that it kept going even when Sneijder was at Galatasaray, clearly far below United's (and his own former) level, and looking increasingly more injury-prone. Yet the bullshit was non-stop, and now that Wesley is retired (and looking pretty chunky), I can't wait to hear in three months how we are looking to sign him to be our mythical Director of Football.
Sample Transfer Rumour -
RW - Nicolas Gaitan
The god-king himself, the MVP of the Rumour Squad, the man whose transfer rumour turned into a meme, yes, it's none other than Nicolas Gaitan. One major reason why people on this sub roll their eyes at A Bola and Record comes from the neverending stream of Gaitan bullshit, which would flow invariably from Portuguese 'sources' and be washed down downstream to English 'sources' like The S*n and The Daily Fail. Like Garay and Sneijder, this rumour was pushed in at least three different eras of United, from Fergie to Moyes to LVG, with Gaitan's agent seemingly desperate to get him out of Benfica and to a club in Europe's top leagues. He eventually got his wish and left for Atletico Madrid in 2016, when wouldn't you know it, the rumours linking him to United magically stopped. Frankly, I think most fans would jump for joy if we did sign 2012 Gaitan, a tricky left-footed right winger with great control and a wicked cross. Instead, we got someone much better on the right, the famed Novalue Inthe Market, who I'm sure will excite us all this season.
Sample Transfer Rumour -
CF - Antoine Griezmann
Antoine Griezmann never made his desire to leave Atletico Madrid subtle in 2017, telling the press he had a six in ten chance of joining Man United, talking up his discussions with Paul Pogba about the club, and having his brother be a hype man for the move that seemed bound to happen. Griezmann looked like the perfect signing - he was possibly the third best player in the world, a player who had both silk and steel, with no shortage of ability while also being tempered in the fires of Diego Simeone's ferocious Atletico side. Best of all? He was relatively affordable, with an 87 million pound release clause - a mere pittance for one of the richest clubs in the world to land a bona fide global superstar. The player wanted to go, United were interested, Atletico had no say in the matter ... so why did this never come to fruition? The answer was complicated. Atletico was under a yearlong transfer ban, and out of a sense of loyalty, Griezmann decided to stay with them for another year until they could adequately replace him. This rejection after such obvious flirtation seemed to turn us away for good, and the Alexis Sanchez transfer further left a sour taste about bringing in high class mercenaries who were not fully committed to playing for the club. Griezmann ended up moving to Barcelona in a move that has benefitted no one involved - the player has never looked the same and ended up being benched, Barcelona failed to get value out of their big money signing, and Atletico has failed to replace his obvious quality up front. Add to that the animosity of the transfer itself (Atletico announced it early just to prevent Griezmann from launching another hype video), and perhaps it was for the best that we stayed far away from this one.
Sample Transfer Rumour (the 'six out of ten' quote, given a week before he signed his new Atletico deal) -
LW - Cristiano Ronaldo
And last, but certainly not the least, we have the only player who has ever played in Manchester United colours. Not just that, but also one of the finest ever to rock up at Old Trafford, hell, one of the greatest players in the history of football. Still beloved in these parts for his starring role in one of Fergie's all time greatest teams, the rumour that Cristiano Ronaldo was on his way back 'home' started almost immediately after he left. After all, in contrast to the unconditional love he received around these parts, the Real Madrid fans were not shy about letting Ronaldo know when he failed to meet up to their sky-high standards, even greeting perceived lazy or selfish performances with boos. For all the adoration we gave him and the fondness he seems to have for the club, Ronaldo (with assistance from Jorge Mendes) has never been shy about using us as leverage to wrangle a new contract from Real or to simply remind them that he held all the cards and could leave any time. Furthermore, thanks to Ed Woodward's lust for galactico signings, it was never very difficult for Cristiano to string us along like a lovelorn teenager. It says something about how tiresome this rumour got that when he finally left Real, United were barely in the mix, with ridiculously quick statements in the press about how we were not interested. Turns out that Woodward can actually move at speed when it's to turn down a transfer instead of making one. Ronnie's now at Juventus, still trying to win another Champions League to solidify his case as being the best player of all time. We will probably never see him wearing our jersey again, barring the odd post-retirement charity game. Oh well. 'Tis better to have love and lost.
Sample Transfer Rumour (featuring Uncle Pat adding more fuel to the Ronaldo return fire) -
So that's the team. The obvious missing piece is Bale, but I figured Griezmann was a better inclusion because of how shamelessly he flirted with us. I hope you enjoyed it, and let me know if there's anyone else I'm missing or if I was inaccurate with any details (had to dredge up a lot from memory and Google searches).
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2020.09.25 13:30 SomeCruzDude Megathread: 2019/20 FA Cup Quarter-finals & Women's Championship Matchweek 3 [Sat 26th & Sun. 27th Sep.] - Full schedule, where to watch matches, and more info!

2019/20 FA Cup Quarter-finals and Championship Week 3

Date BST EDT HOME AWAY Comp UK International
26/09 17:15 12:15pm Arsenal Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup BBC Two FA Player
27/09 13:00 8:00am Everton Chelsea FA Cup FA Player FA Player
27/09 14:00 9:00am Leicester City Manchester City WSL ? ?
27/09 14:00 9:00am Brighton & Hove Albion Birmingham City WSL ? ?
27/09 12:00 7:00am Durham London City Lionesses WC FA Player FA Player
27/09 14:00 9:00am Liverpool Charlton WC Replay after full-time
27/09 14:00 9:00am Crystal Palace Blackburn Rovers WC Replay after full-time
27/09 14:00 9:00am Lewes Coventry United WC Replay after full-time
27/09 14:00 9:00am Sheffield United London Bees WC Replay after full-time
*Exceptions for select international broadcasts are: Australia, Canada, Central America, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Nordics, Germany, Italy, & USA

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2020.09.24 17:16 Dane_the_Impaler When will "TBD" matches be decided?

Hi all,
Sorry if this has been answered elsewhere but I have searched everywhere with no luck.
There are a few teams with a stretch of matches that have no official date/time right now, namely Arsenal and Leicester in the October-November range. Does anyone know what is happening to those matches? Can we assume that they will play in those gameweeks and there is nothing to worry about?
I don't want to have to avoid players from these teams if they will likely play. If anyone has any information it would be a great help, thanks!
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2020.09.22 22:25 ritmica The Unfortunate Story of Western United (Season 7, Part 2): Catching headlines

The Unfortunate Story of Western United (Season 7, Part 2): Catching headlines
Link to previous episodes:

Welcome to the second episode of the seventh season of this Western United in England series! Today we will cover the Premier League season up until the end of 2025.

First half of the season

Our August concluded with a fairly convincing win against Connolly's former Brighton, which helped us regain momentum going into September. And indeed, we went on a tear. It began by defeating Bournemouth 1-0, and then the following weekend demolishing Liverpool 4-1. We went on to win comfortably against Burton in the Carabao Cup, and concluded the month by winning 5-2 against rivals Watford.
Cook's breakthrough goal against Bournemouth
Another 5-2 win followed against Fulham to start off October. International friendlies then took place (to prepare for the World Cup this coming summer), where we would defeat the Netherlands and draw against Slovenia. Around this time, Horvat also accepted a contract extension with Australia to guarantee being their manager for what may perhaps be his most significant moment to date. League play soon continued, where we would continue our tear against Stoke City by embarrassing them 4-0. Defeating West Ham 2-1 the following weekend kept us in the driver's seat; however, we would lose to them just three days later to get eliminated from the Carabao Cup.
McCalmont, Cook, Pattison and Connolly celebrating victory against Stoke
Cook scoring the winner vs West Ham
After such a dominant month, the FA had nearly no choice but to choose a Western United forward for player of the month.
As it happened, Oliver Mottley-Henry won PL player of the month for October! This is the first time a Western United player has won such an award.
After our Carabao Cup loss, some momentum was brought back when we defeated Newcastle 2-0 to begin November. A 3-1 loss to Haaland's Arsenal followed, though, ending our over-two-month long winning streak in the league. Another international break then commenced, where Horvat would be utterly dismayed by the sheer ineptitude of his side, as Australia lost to (also Haaland's) Norway 5-0, and then Iceland 3-1. Horvat looked to gain retribution in the league, but returned to a 0-0 showing against bottom-table Sheffield. A pivotal 3-1 win against Spurs capped off the month though, which provided some hope for the rest of the calendar year.
Our December started off strong, with wins against Aston Villa and Leicester. However, we quickly fell behind by losing to Manchester United 2-0 at Old Trafford, Everton 3-1 at Wyndham, and Norwich 1-0 away. These games (especially the last one) were acute blows to our confidence as we transitioned into the last two games of 2025. Our next one--Liverpool--stood as a key game to determine whether or not we really mean serious business this season in terms of contending for Europe. This game proved to be a worthwhile endeavor for both teams, with Liverpool taking the lead early. However, a pivotal goal from Mottley-Henry late in the game tied it, and later in stoppage time, the ball was at his feet.
At the last possible moment, Harvey Thomas takes us home with the three points, yet again against Liverpool! Surely they are quite irritated by us by now.
Klopp in shambles
Sharing points against Bournemouth was our final act of 2025, which unfortunately left us in a very interesting position heading into the rest of our most imperative season yet.

Notable players so far

To no one's surprise, Connolly has re-acclimated himself very well to the Western United system. He currently ties for the lead in Premier League goals with 17, and ties for second place in assists with 10. And once again, Mottley-Henry has been integral to our success, and currently boasts 6 goals and 8 assists. Most likely to everyone's surprise, though, our other starting forward Sam Cook has scored more goals (7) than Mottley-Henry in the league so far; he also has 4 assists to his name. Horvat certainly knew what he was getting into by essentially doubling up our attacking prowess at the end of last season, and it has undoubtedly paid off.
As for our midfielders, Pattison, McCalmont, and Collins have all been quite solid. Our two natural CAMs--Alexander and Cox--have also shown great promise, indicating they should definitely be included in the squad more often in the future. Our defenders are also arguably having their best collective season yet, with McGinley, Morris, Hume, and Galloway (in his final year with us) all stepping up with success to assist Roberts in front of goal.

Transfer news

Initially, Horvat's plans for who to sign on a pre-contract were dependent on Galloway's eventual departure (i.e. a new right back was in order). However, the board all season has been insistent on Horvat signing a crucial forward. This sparks bewilderment, considering Connolly's recent arrival and our overall strongest point in the team being the front line. Alas, to keep the board content, Horvat searched for a forward. Not wanting to clutter the roster too much, he also decided against signing a new right back entirely, instead proposing a future formation change in a highly unorthodox move.
Horvat searched for a forward who could play on the wing and cover all areas of it, who looked for something greater in his career, and who brought a necessary perspective to the team. Surprisingly, the choice was easy.
Welcome, Pedro Alende Lopez!
Pedro Alende Lopez
After feeling distraught fighting for scraps at Huddersfield, Pedro has officially made history as Western United's first signing from a country other than the UK, Australia, or New Zealand. However, as he is being signed from a team within the UK (and considering the team's eagerness to compete on the continental stage), the board was not at all displeased, and neither were any other parties involved.
Starting next season, Horvat plans to implement Pedro into the squad at right midfielder as so:
This is a modified 3-4-2-1, which can also be interpreted as a 4-4-2. Tradition indicates Western United should not waver from the 4-3-3, but necessity dictates change, Horvat argues. He believes this formation to be optimal in gleaning the best traits out of each individual player who has proven to most contribute to the team's overall success. Only time will tell how valuable this change will be for the club in the future.
In addition to signing Pedro, Horvat also looks to load off some older players who have nonetheless greatly contributed to the club over the years. Ferrier, Galloway, Melling, and Kitto will all say goodbye after this season, but not without respectable ceremony. Also, Okenabirhie has been transfer listed, as he never really got going for us in the top flight.

Youth academy progress

One player has been called up to the senior team.
Elliot Griffiths
Elliot Griffiths is currently very underwhelming, but hopefully various loan spells will help him grow as a decent defender.


That concludes this episode of this Western United in England series! The next episode will go over the rest of our third Premier League season as we seriously contend for European football.
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2020.09.20 21:12 quatrotires What To Watch This Week (21-27 September)

These posts are as much for me as they are for you. So please feel free to reply with your suggestions for what to watch, and make a case for any game to be considered 'must watch', in which case I will bold it. The time zone used to sort games was LIS (Lisbon) time zone, so no, the game is not on a wrong date.
Time (LIS / LIS -5) Match Competition Round
19:45 / 14:45 AC Milan vs Bologna Serie A
20:15 / 15:15 Wolves vs Manchester City Premier League
Time (LIS / LIS -5) Match Competition Round
20:00 / 15:00 Krasnodar vs PAOK Champions League Play-off round
20:00 / 15:00 Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Red Bull Salzburg Champions League Play-off round
20:00 / 15:00 Slavia Praha vs FC Midtjylland Champions League Play-off round
Time (LIS / LIS -5) Match Competition Round
19:45 / 14:45 Leicester City vs Arsenal EFL Cup Round of 32
20:00 / 15:00 KAA Gent vs Dynamo Kyiv Champions League Play-off round
23:15 / 18:15 Atlético Paranaense vs Colo-Colo Copa Libertadores Group C
Time (LIS / LIS -5) Match Competition Round
18:00 / 13:00 Beşiktaş vs Rio Ave Europa League 3rd qualifying round
18:00 / 13:00 Malmö FF vs Lokomotiva Zagreb Europa League 3rd qualifying round
18:00 / 13:00 Rosenborg vs Alanyaspor Europa League 3rd qualifying round
19:00 / 14:00 Galatasaray vs Hajduk Split Europa League 3rd qualifying round
19:30 / 14:30 St. Gallen vs AEK Athens Europa League 3rd qualifying round
19:45 / 14:45 Manchester City vs Bournemouth EFL Cup Round of 32
20:00 / 15:00 Sporting CP vs Aberdeen Europa League 3rd qualifying round
20:00 / 15:00 Bayern München vs Sevilla UEFA Super Cup
Time (LIS / LIS -5) Match Competition Round
19:00 / 14:00 FC Twente vs FC Groningen Eredivisie
19:30 / 14:30 Hertha Berlin vs Eintracht Frankfurt Bundesliga
20:00 / 15:00 Lille OSC vs Nantes Ligue 1
Time (LIS / LIS -5) Match Competition Round
12:30 / 7:30 Brighton & Hove Albion vs Manchester United Premier League
14:00 / 9:00 Torino vs Atalanta Serie A
14:30 / 9:30 Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs RB Leipzig Bundesliga
16:00 / 11:00 Saint-Étienne vs Stade Rennais Ligue 1
19:45 / 14:45 Internazionale vs Fiorentina Serie A
20:00 / 15:00 Olympique de Marseille vs Metz Ligue 1
20:00 / 15:00 Ajax vs Vitesse Eredivisie
20:00 / 15:00 Real Betis vs Real Madrid La Liga
21:00 / 16:00 Boavista vs FC Porto Primeira Liga
Time (LIS / LIS -5) Match Competition Round
12:00 / 7:00 Bordeaux vs OGC Nice Ligue 1
14:00 / 9:00 Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United Premier League
14:00 / 9:00 Napoli vs Genoa Serie A
14:30 / 9:30 1899 Hoffenheim vs Bayern München Bundesliga
15:00 / 10:00 Celtic vs Hibernian Scottish Premiership
16:00 / 11:00 Bournemouth vs Norwich City Championship
16:30 / 11:30 Manchester City vs Leicester City Premier League
17:00 / 12:00 CSKA Moskva vs Lokomotiv Moskva Premier League
17:00 / 12:00 Galatasaray vs Fenerbahçe Turkey - Süper Lig
19:00 / 14:00 West Ham United vs Wolves Premier League
19:45 / 14:45 AS Roma vs Juventus Serie A
20:00 / 15:00 Stade Reims vs Paris Saint-Germain Ligue 1
20:00 / 15:00 Barcelona vs Villarreal La Liga
21:00 / 16:00 Rio Ave vs Vitória de Guimarães Primeira Liga
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2020.09.20 19:50 FHLBot Leicester City vs Burnley - Premier League, 20-Sep-2020

Match: Leicester City vs Burnley
Competition: Premier League
Date: 20-Sep-2020
Time: 18:00 GMT (convert to local time)
Venue: King Power Stadium
Referee: L. Mason
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2020.09.17 16:49 tnerappa Predicting the Premier League Table for the 20-21 season using historical seasons from the start of decades

I was creating a comment for Trivia Thursday on the First Division season fifty years ago and it got me thinking - do top level clubs work like werewolves? Do they only get stronger on a yearly rotation, like werewolves are released under a full moon?
To test this galaxy brain theory, I have the perfect subject- the start of a decade season has started in the Premier League, so can I predict the coming Premier League by looking at the football league tables at the start of each decade since the English Football League has begun?
To do this, I had to look through historical data. The problem is the current format of the English Football Leagues begun with the Premier League in the 90's, so comparing historical data is difficult. To do this, I will use golf scores:
If a team finishes 1st in the First Division, they get a score of 1. If there are 20 teams in the First Division, and another team finishes 1st in the Second Division, they get a score of 21. All of those scores added together, divided by the total seasons they have been in the leagues (as Aston Villa, Burnley, Everton, Wolverhampton and West Brom were the only five teams in the 1890-91 season in the current Premier League) gives you a score per season rating. Ranked up, this tells you how powerful a club is at the start of a decade and there's absolutely no external factors that could possibly exist to determine team strength.
League seasons I have included: 1890-91,1900-01,1910-11, 1920-21, 1930-31, 1950-51, 1960-61, 1970-71, 1980-81, 1990-91, 2000-01, 2010-11.
So with this in mind, this is how the Premier League Table will look in 2020-21:
Pos Club Total Score from all seasons Seasons in dataset Score/Season
1 Arsenal 47 10 4.70
2 Manchester United 70 10 7.00
3 Tottenham 73 11 7.30
4 Liverpool 82 11 7.45
5 Everton 130 12 10.83
6 Manchester City 124 11 11.27
7 Aston Villa 145 12 12.08
8 Chelsea 144 10 14.40
9 Newcastle 160 11 14.55
10 West Brom 165 12 14.75
11 Wolverhampton 183 12 15.58
12 Leeds 188 9 20.89
13 West Ham 196 9 21.78
14 Southampton 224 9 24.89
15 Burnley 304 12 25.33
16 Leicester City 285 11 25.91
17 Sheffield United 287 11 26.09
18 Fulham 346 10 34.60
19 Crystal Palace 355 9 39.44
20 Brighton 421 9 46.78
  1. Based on this bulletproof analysis, Arsenal return to the top of the tree for the first time since 2003-04 under the guidance of Arteta. Elneny turns into Prime Zidane, runs the Premier League dry, and Saka gets Young Player of the Year after scoring 25 goals this year.
  2. Manchester United return to second. Donny van de Beek makes a huge difference to the midfield, and Mason Greenwood wins golden boot scoring 47 goals.
  3. José Mourinho guides Tottenham to third. Bale reinvigorates the team and has a brilliant season, including scoring a 30 yard overhead kick against Southampton. Kane injures his ankle again, but Lucas Moura magically grows by a foot and becomes an excellent backup striker.
  4. Liverpool can't keep up the intensity of the previous seasons but still contest Tottenham for third.
  5. Everton make a huge leap forward, following the triple signings of Allan, Doucoure and James Rodriguez. James runs the show hitting double figures in goals and assists, and flights from Bogota to Liverpool increase by 470000% as the nation treats Liverpool like a pilgrimage. Still finish below Liverpool though.
  6. The wheels fall of Pep's passing train. After a rocky season mired with defensive issues and injuries no consistency can be built.
  7. Aston Villa, jubilant after the contract signing of Grealish, go on to charge up the Premier League table cemeting themselves back in the top division. Ollie Watkins is explosive, forming a formidable attacking side with enough defensive rigidity to play an attacking brand of football.
  8. Chelsea have an extremely rough season after a squad revamp. The players don't jel, Werner suffers a serious injury and Havertz causes a storm when it turns out he faked his date of birth and he's actually fifteen.
  9. Newcastle's transfers go to plan with Andy Carroll and Callum Wilson forming a deadly strike partnership. Remarkable is the transformation of Joelinton, who goes from zero to hero, converting into a centre-half and cemeting a powerful back three with Lascelles as captain.
  10. West Brom have a tough start to the year as their dynamic and quick interpassing style is found out in the Premier League. Luckily, Pulis dons his cap, sticks Robson-Kanu and Charlie Austin upfront and shithouses 1-0 wins to solidify West Brom as a force of nature.
  11. Wolverhampton have a season dip finishing in eleventh. They could have finished higher, but they had to forfeit a game against Newcastle 3-0 as they were lose on the way up to the Tyne. Asking for directions from a passerby, they realised nobody on the bus spoke English, and so couldn't get help.
  12. Leeds United make a strong return to the Premier League. Bielsa's football is exciting and one-of-a-kind. Most remarkable is Jean-Kevin Augustin, who manages to score 15 goals after being reluctantly bought by Bielsa following a dispute with RB Leipzig.
  13. West Ham lock in thirteenth following a decent year. Moyes is constantly attacked for his style of play, yet West Ham manage to constantly scrape wins.
  14. Southampton have a below expectation seasons, as Danny Ings suffers an early season injury and the side struggle to find goals.
  15. Burnley's thin squad is rough around Christmas, but in classic Burnley fashion theya re just too resilient to go down.
  16. Leicester have a horrendous season. Brendan Rodgers can't get the team to function as required, and long term injuries to Ndidi and Vardy mean the team struggles to find balance. Sam Allardyce comes in with 7 games left, and manages to drag Leicester out of the relegation zone.
  17. Chris Wilder struggles to get Sheffield United on tune, with none of the striker firing. Second season syndrome hits the club hard, but they manage to stabilise and not fall into the bottom three.
  18. Scott Parker's Fulham start well, but a lack of quality in the squad hits home consistently being outperformed. A late season surge brings them out from the bottom of the table but they just fall short.
  19. Crystal Palace have a rough year - Zaha, Eze, Townsend, Ayew and Batshuayi can't get any attacking consistency and the side just leaks goal. The approach of Marco Silva, returned from the dead, doesn't revive them and a second meme is spawned of Marco Silva looking sad.
  20. Brighton have a rough year - despite starting well, the pass and move idealogy of Potter struggles against rigid defences and the side struggle for goals. A mid season capitulation, in-fighting and downing tools follows, leading to multiple losses and being rooted to the base of the table for the last few game-weeks.
So that's the Premier League this year with unrefutable evidence. Use me for your betting and Fantasy Premier League. But who wins the FA Cup using this decadal theory?
At the start of decades:
tl;dr - Mourinho is taking Tottenham to an F.A. Cup with inarguable evidence.
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2020.09.16 00:30 chux4w Full match schedule for 20/21 season (All comps)

Most league matches will move a little for TV slots. The dates listed are the provisional Saturday kick offs and the match will more than likely be at some point that weekend.
City v Villa
Mon 21 Wolves v City
Thu 24 City v Bournemouth (Carabao Cup)
Sun 27 City v Leicester
Tue/Wed 29/30 Carabao Cup 4th Round
Sat 03 Leeds v City
Thu 08 England v Wales
Sun 11 England v Belgium
Wed 14 England v Denmark
Sat 17 City v Arsenal
Tue/Wed 20/21 Champions League Group Stage
Sat 24 West Ham v City
Tue/Wed 27/28 Champions League Group Stage
Sat 31 Sheffield v City
Tue/Wed 03/04 Champions League Group Stage
Sat 07 City v Liverpool
Thu 12 England v New Zealand
Sun 15 Belgium v England
Wed 18 England v Iceland
Sat 21 Spurs v City
Tue/Wed 24/25 Champions League Group Stage
Sat 28 City v Burnley
Tue/Wed 01/02 Champions League Group Stage
Sat 05 City v Fulham
Tue/Wed 08/09 Champions League Group Stage
Sat 12 United v City
Wed 16 City v West Brom
Sat 19 Southampton v City
Tue/Wed 22/23 Carabao Cup Quarter Finals
Sat 26 City v Newcastle
Mon 28 Everton v City
Sat 02 Chelsea v City
Tue/Wed 05/06 Carabao Cup Semi Finals
Sat/Sun 09/10 FA Cup 3rd Round
Wed 13 City v Brighton
Sat 16 City v Crystal Palace
Sat/Sun 23/24 FA Cup 4th Round
Tue 26 West Brom v City
Sat 30 City v Sheffield
Tue 02 Burnley v City
Sat 06 Liverpool v City
Wed/Thu 10/11 FA Cup 5th Round
Sat 13 City v Spurs
Tue/Wed 16/17 or 23/24 Champions League Round of 16
Sat 20 Arsenal v City
Sat 27 City v West Ham
Sun 28 Carabao Cup Final
Sat 06 City v United
Tue/Wed 09/10 or 16/17 Champions League Round of 16
Sat 13 Fulham v City
Sat 20 City v Wolves
Sat/Sun 20/21 FA Cup Quarter Finals
Sat 03 Leicester v City
Tue/Wed 06/07 Champions League Quarter Finals
Sat 10 City v Leeds
Tue/Wed 13/14 Champions League Quarter Finals
Sat 17 Villa v City
Sat/Sun 17/18 FA Cup Semi Finals
Sat 24 City v Southampton
Tue/Wed 27/28 Champions League Semi Finals
Sat 01 Palace v City
Tue/Wed 04/05 Champions League Semi Finals
Sat 08 City v Chelsea
Wed 12 Newcastle v City
Sat 15 Brighton v City OR FA Cup Final
Sun 23 City v Everton
Sat 29 Champions League Final
Assuming we progress in the cups, the first opening for the postponed Villa match is in the middle of January. Our schedule is rammed. 61 games, not counting international breaks.
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2020.09.16 00:17 ignaciourreta West Bromich Albion Career - long story time! - from seasons 1 to 6

West Bromich Albion Career - long story time! - from seasons 1 to 6
edit: yes I know I have written Bromwich incorrectly, reddit does not let me edit the title and I have already deleted and posted this twice lmao
After having posted my season 7 squad on this subreddit, I started Reading al lof these CM stories of you guys, so I decided to kinda tell the story of my WBA road to glory, there Will be some blank spaces cuz I didnt document it all, and all I'm writing is just from memory, but as a very famous italian journalist would say, here we go! (also sorry for my english, I’m spanish so it is a bit limited :P). This will be a very very long read, as this story has a lot of chapters waiting to be told!


Transfers and squad
So I started with WBA with a squad that honestly didn't give me much confidence ahead of this huge challenge. With a Budget of 18 million € there was not much room for big names or huge changes in the squad (that Will have to wait until seasons 2-3). Nevertheless I dove into the market and was able to do some Good signings, obviously letting some players go before (I don’t remember who exactly, this was about 4 or 5 months ago). John Swift and Adam Armstrong were the 2new faces in which I trusted to take us back to the top division of english football, and, to be honest, they did preform. Fun fact #1, not only this was gonna be our first run on the Championship, but also our last one!

Sorry I dont remember pretty much any subs apart from O'Shea and Ferguson
Season review
Things didn’t really started the way one would have liked, as we lost on our season opener against Nottingham Forest 2-0, and honestly our defence was a bit of a joke through the first half of the season, but when we settled in, there was nothing that could stop us: We took the lead of the league in the 18th match against Sheffield Wednesday (who were the leaders at that point) with a commanding win of 3-0, and since then we were untouchable the whole season, winning the league with an impressive amount of 116 points. The team was looking much better, with rising-and future team Captain Dara O’Shea starting to peek his way into the starting XI, and Nathan Ferguson and Leko proving that they might be able to step-up and preform in the Premier League as they did in the second división. For anyone wondering, our cup campaign was absolutely awful loosing in the third round of the Carabo Cup, and in the replay of the 3rd round in the FA cup, but anyway, Premier League football was back at The Hawthorns, and this time it was gonna be for a long time.


Transfers and squad
This team did a good enough job in the Championship, but it was of my concern the fact that it was not that great for a Good Premier League run, one that could see us staying in the league for many years and heck-maybe even qualify for european football. So it was a bit of a rebuild time, but with 26 million € of Budget again not many big transfers incoming. Those 26 millions were quickly reduced when I realised that our last season star Matheus Pereira was on loan from Sporting Portugal, and that your star left winger Diangana was also not your club’s propriety. 17 million were gone in a blink for the pass of Pereira, and although we made some Good money with sells as Phillips by 7 million, Budget was a bit tight. Other players as Gibbs and Sawyers left the club bringing a bit more of cash to the club. We also made the signing of Faouit Maouassa a very promising left Back that could run the entire pitch, come back to his net, and then run again the entire pitch all in the same sprint, he was quick as a man can get. We tried to get Diangana back but it was just too expensive for us so we went for Said Benrahma from Brentford. Young Diogo Costa came from Porto for about 4 million, but he was gonna be our sub GK as Sam Johnstone was already at 80 OVR, probably will only play the cup games and from time to time a Premier League game, getting him prepared to step up for upcoming seasons, as he was our future keeper. Also we tried to squeeze through m Matty Cash but only a few thousands in bonuses didn't allow us to sign him. Finally, on deadline day I decided to sign Kevin Danso from FC Augsburg for about 5 million as a bit of a gamble for the future, if he preforms and improve he can certainly make it into the starting XI. So the team was a bit stronger, with not much on the bench to be honest but good talent, and what’s more important - a much younger squad tan the one I encountered at the start of the journey.

Diogo Costa and Ferguson improving a lot - looking good for the future!
Season review
Cup-wise it was another awful season, loosing this time in the second round of the Carabao Cup, and again in the replay of the 3rd round in the FA cup, but the objective was not to win a trophy yet, just to stay safe in the midfield of the table. And honestly it was a great campaign on the PL, finishing 6th on the table, just 1 point below Chlesea in 5th, who overtook us in the last game after a painful loss against Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-0 (They qualified 4th to the Champions League). But crucially there was a big incident in the 23rd game of the season, against Manchester United (which were a direct rival for us despite having a much better team) when Adam Armstrong got a direct red from a tackle to Fred and left us one men down for 50 minutes. Eventually we lost that game, and Armstrong never made it into the starting XI again that season, being sold the following summer (look I know that the one that made that tackle was me but ya’ know, you have to make up a bit of a story from time to time). Overall it was a great season, qualified for the Europa League, with a lot of talent in the squad still growing as Jonathan Leko, already in the high 70s, Dara O’Shea now playing every game from the start, Ferguson and Costa also improving a lot.


Transfers and squad
This season I knew that we definitely needed a step-up from our squad if we wanted to stay competitive in the top 6 and preform in the Europa League. But I also knew that the transfer Budget was not gonna be anything crazy (40 million-ish this time, not too bad to be fair). Fun fact #2, I already knew that through last season, so in January I did some 0-cost moves looking forward to season 3. There were 3 main names (there was a 4th also, Fosu-Mensah from Manchester United, but he was more of a rotation guy) that we signed whose contract came to an end after the 20/21 season. Firstly, Aboubakar Kamara, he was not gonna be our main striker of course, but a bit of a experienced (and fighting) sub, one of those trouble-maker players that you need on your squad. Secondly, a star signing from Liverpool in the Right Back. No it was not Trent Alexander-Arnold who moved onto Real Madrid at the end of season 1, but Hector Bellerin, who changed London to Liverpool at the end of the 19/20 season, and did not play a single Premier League game under Klopp’s management. So to try and relaunch his career he decided to come to a club that did play an european competition, but was not under the constant lights and cameras that playing for a top-tier team meant. He also was gonna be a good reference to Nathan Ferguuson, and would help him a lot improving. Lastly, we signed Tottenham discard Eric Dier. For some reason he only played a couple of games last year and Tottenham were not keen on renewing his contract, so I gave him a new one! (and with his signing starts a struggle to find the perfect fit alongside Pereira, a defensive midfielder that can also go up to the other team’s field and create some danger, a bit of an all rounder, which Dier was not). Of course those 3 were not our only incorporations that summer, as we were also looking for another Left wing (Benrahama did preform but just was not the kind of lightning player we were looking for on the side of the pitch) another midfielder to have a bit of better rotation on the squad, a new central back, because being honest I was not very safe playing with Ajayi and Hagazi in the defence (both got sold in this summer), and crucially, a new striker that could fill the shoes that Adam Armstrong left after being sold by 25 million. Well, we signed Tottenham sub Ryan Sessegnon for almost 30 million (the most expensive signing in this career so far), Yossouf Fofana from Monaco, maybe the all rounder we were looking for, maybe not, very young, not too much potential but we’ll see; Emmanuel Dennis from Club Brugge, a very quick striker with some good finalising skills, and Mohamed Salisu from Valladolid, an enormous human being, very quick, with great defensive skills and a lot of potential to unleash at The Hawthorns.

Diogo Costa now was the starting GK, Ferguson was having much more playtime
Season Review
Those new players were gonna be responsable of either a well consistent season and maybe, just maybe a push for the top-4 in the Premier league, or the confirmation that West Brom was a one season wonder and that there was not much more in this squad. It turns out, it was the first one. Not only we gave Man City and Liverpool a good run for their money in the first half of the season (falling a bit in the second half to be honest), but we finished 3rd in the league well ahead of 4th and 5th, Chelsea and Manchester United. Not gonna lie, we have always done way better in the long-term league competitions tan in the cups, but that changed this year. We didn’t get knocked out of the Carabao Cup as usual in the 3rd or 4th round, but manager to get into the final (winning on aggregate 5-0 to Arsenal) against all-mighty Liverpool. It was the first final of this squad, and it showed. Liverpool wiped Wembley’s pitch with our faces in the first 20 minutes, eventually scoring the first goal of the afternoon because of a heavily-inspired Sadio Mané. We were starting to find our place at the pitch from min 20 to min 30, when a bit of light appeared in front of our faces. Daniele Rugani did a criminal foul on the center of the field and was sent out to the locker-room directly; Liverpool were one men down, and our hopes had just rise an immense amount. Emmanuel Dennis scored on the 42’ and we were tied starting the second half, but Sadio Mane had other plans for the match and he put Liverpool on top with just 35 minutes ahead. Crucially, Yossouf Fofana went into the pitch just after the goal to sub Eric Dier in the midfield, and it was his first absolute masterclass as a baggie. Not only he gave the assist to Emmanuel Dennis on the 76th minute to equalize the game again, but scored the decisive goal with just 7 minutes left, beating Alisson and giving West Bromwich their first trophy in 50 years. Since then he was on the starting XI for pretty much the resto f the season. In the FA cup we lost on the semi finals just 3 days after our league cup success against Manchester United, with a 1-1 on the match and a 4-3 loss on penalties, but in the Europa League we were not gonna let go so easy. Indeed, the season ended in a high, winning West Brom’s first European title in their history beating Borussia Monchengladbach by 2-0 in Mestalla; a pitch in which we made an impressive comeback against Valencia after loosing 0-1 in the Hawthorns, winning in Spanish soil 4-0 (4-1 agg) on the quarter finals.


Transfers and squad
For some reason I did catalogue all the transfers that we made ahead of this season so I can give more details on the operations that we made.
Solorth - to Real Sociedad for 30 million € (He underperformed massively)
Aboubakar Kamara - to St. Etienne for 7 million € (Was a good free signing, but for UCL football not enough)
Kevin Danso - To West Ham utd. for 15 million € (Did not improve as expected and found a better option on the market)
Said Benrahama - to (???) for (???) - (I know I said I catalogued the moves but this one idk why I didn’t)
Tuanzebe - from Man Utd for free - did not play much at United and they were not gonna re-sign him so…
Otávio - from Everton for free - gave us a big headache in which is still up to date (I’m writing this after finishing season 8) our toughest loss, 5-1 in Goodison Park. His contract was running off so decided to get a good 80 OVR player.
Fikayo Tomori - from Norwich for 30 million € (Did not taste success at Chelsea, went undercover at Norwich, but now he wanted to return to top-tier football)
Youcef Atal - from Nice for 30 million € (Emi Buendía was not doing nothing wrong, but was not as incissive as Sessegnon on the right)
Brandon Williams - from Fortunata Dusseldorf for 17 million € (The same as Tomori, but from Man UNited to Fortunata in the Bundesliga: Very young with a lot of potential)
Mike Jeffrey Portillo Soler - from Valladolid for 15 million € - He was the replacement for Kevin Danso, much younger and with a lot of potential.
At this point I had about 20 million left and the task of signing a good sub striker. Had my eyes on Patson Daka, but Crystal Palace thought the same as me and they did sign him before I could do anything. After that I saw two young with great potential players that, if they did not perform could give us a great benefit selling them.
Favio Silva - from Oporto for 14 million € (74 OVR)
Troy Parrot- from Tottenham for 7 million € (He was 72 OVR and did not play a minute for the Spurs)

Still improving the rotation of the team
Season Review
From what I can remember this season was the brightest in terms of football that The Hawthorns has seen so far. Being a bit of an underdog as 3 seasons ago we were in the Championship kind of benefited us because our opponents did nos self-isolate just under their nets as they could be doing against europe’s biggest teams. Season started strongly with a 4-1 win over Bayern Munchen ni the Uefa Super Cup, with yet another masterclass from Yosseuf Fofana. We were pressing Bayern so hard they barely got out of their pitch in the second half. Honestly, one of the biggest games WBA have played since Alex Goerge is their manager, defeating in style last year’s Champions League winner. Our main opponent in the Group Stage was Real Madrid, but with them dropping points in both their games against Lazio, and an embarrassing defeat against us in the Santiago Bernabeu by 4-0, their late win at The Hawthorns by 2-1 couldn’t get higher than 2nd place behind WBA. In the domestic competitions things were looking really good as we again did a pretty strong first half of the season in the Premier League an managed to get into the Carabao Cup Semi-Finals against Manchester United. Our run in the Premier League was looking good for a title shot, but unfortunately in the Carabao Cup we drawn both legs against United 1-1 and lost in penalties (like last year against them in the FA cup semi finals) by 4-3. After an “easy” draw against Oporto in the first knockout stage of the Champions league saw us through to face against Liverpool, as lady luck did not seem to be by our side, giving us pretty much one of the toughest rivals we could get. Last year’s Carabao Cup final showed us we still were not a match for them unless something strange happened (like Rugani’s red card, which allowed us to make the comeback), but this season it was different, being just ahead of them in the league, we knew we could challenge them in the quarter finals. And heck we did. A 1-1 in The Hawthorns was not a good result for the second leg but we did still had our chances, and in a game that remembered a lot the Super Cup won in august against Bayern, we knocked out Liverpool winning in Anfield 3-1 with Klopp’s team not creating a single chance in the second half of the game. Suddenly we were in the Champions League semi-finals against Barcelona, leading the Premier League by 4 points with less than 10 games left and in the FA cup semi-finals against Chelsea. Unfortunately we couldn’t make it into the FA cup final, even we pushed Chelsea with our aggressive pressing style up to their goal for the entire game, a late Pulisic goal in the 81’ made me bring out Emmanuel Dennis as I did big rotations for this game (1st squad needed a break). Dennis managed to tie the game in the 88th minute, but yet in another counter-attack Chelsea got us in the 105’. Dennis still had other plans as he socred just ten minutes later the 2-2, and then we were into the penalty shootout again. And we were not good at that. Chelsea won the shootout by a humiliating 3-0, but we still had good chances of winning the Premier and Champions League. We maintained a 4 point lead over Liverpool with 2 games left, the first one at Stamford Bridge, and the Premier League finale ni our home receiving Tottenham. Couldn’t break through Chelsea’s defense but managed to take one point out of the bridge, so we still were only depending on ourselves against José Mourinho’s Spurs in front of our fans to win WBA’s first league title in over 100 years, the first one of the Premier League era. After a boring first half, with much more possession than Tottenham but not too many chances I decided to bring out Troy Parrot (against his former club) to see if he could gave us something that Leko could not. And he absolutely could. He broke trough spur’s defence not once, not twice or even three times, but managed to score 4 goals (one third of all the goals he socred one season) and made West Brom the Premier League Champions of the 22/23 campaign. Out european campaign saw us receive Barcelona at The Hawthorns in the UCLsemi-finals for the first time in the club’s history, an despite Barça took the early lead, Leko and Dennis managed to score one goal each and wrap up the first leg winning 2-1. Half of the work was done, but there was still a visit to the Nou Camp remaining. And it was absolute hell. We managed to get some decent chances in the first half, but Ter Stegen ( as well as in the 1st leg) made some impossible saves. In the second half we just couldn’t manage to get out of our pitch, Barça was a machine of creating goal chances, including one post in the 93th minute. Luckily (or not), we survived on spanish soil and squeezed our way into the final with a nil nil in the second half. We faced Juventus in the season finale for european glory, and the match couldn’t start in a worse way for us. Not only we were missing some incredible chances (Szczęsny did pretty much the game of his life), but Otàvio was given a direct red card with 10 minutes left in the first half. Nevertheless, I knew the spirit of this team was indestructible, and so, Dennis scored in the 75th minute, and gave WBA the biggest trophy of their history. Shoutout to both young strikers Fabio Silva and Troy Parrot, the first one being key for the UCL title (10 goals 9in 10 games) and the second one, not really performing until the last game of the PL, until then he was pretty much out of the team.


Transfers and Squad
I did not catalogue the transfers this season, so I will do this from memory...
Mohamed Salisu - to Real Madrid for 75 million € (As I said, there was not much hope on retaining him after Barcelona almost got him on last summer’s deadline day, so a good offer came in and there was not much to do)
John Swift - to Manchester City for 29 million € (A good player, that had been with us since the beginning, but after all the signings made on the midfield, there was not much room for him, so it was silly to deny him a move)
Otávio - to Schalke 04 for 30 million € (Pretty much the same case as Swift, no room for him, and his red card on the UCL finale was difficult to forget… nevertheless he di a really good job the season he played with us, he might come back at some point in the future)
Buendía - to Chelsea for 45 million € (He had been with us since s1, but was not the type of rocketship player we were needing for our counter-attack playstyle anymore)
Youcef Atal - to Valencia for 40 million € - He not only did not fit the rocketship player role that we were aiming for, some good performances against Liverpool and Man Utd that gave me some hope, but was never decisive.
Eric Dier - to Juventus for 30 million € - Really never fit in our squad, with some good performances but never a standout one.
Faouit Maouassa did not go anywhere, but was really close to closing a deal with Barcelona on deadline day, so until he decided to stay definitely 2 months later and renewed his contract, did not play a minute.
Jack Grealish - from Aston Villa for free (85 OVR, he had nothing to do on a club that was constantly fighting for not being relegated, I suppose he did not want to renew his contract for that reason, so was a great option)
Youri Tielemans - from Leicester City for free (pretty much the same case as Grealish, Leicester was fighting for Europa League positions, and he was ready for much more)
Lucas Fernandes - from Vitoria SC for free (Brazilian, same profile as Pereira, 2 years younger, with less potential but he was a great option as a sub for him)
Boubacar Kamara - from Villarreal for 40 million € - Defensive midfielder, very young (84 OVR), signed him for matches in which we need a bit more defensive skills (against top teams) to be just behind Pereira and give the team a bit more consistency.
Patson Daka - from Crystal Palace for 45 million € (Wanted to sign him last year, Crystal Palace was faster than me, this year he was not gonna play anywhere else than The Hawthorns)
Krépin Diatta - from Eintracht Frankfurt for 75 million € (The most expensive transfer we have done so far in this career, he was 86 OVR and was coming to fix the issue that Atal was not able to. His signing was a very risky one, so he had to perform from day 1)
With Ferguson moving to the centre of the defence as a replacement for Salisu while Portillo Soler kept growing, we had to look for another RB, as Fosu Mensah was okay, but only 79 rated, for a club fighting for Premier League and Champions League was a bit low for being the second option.
Matty Cash - from Southampton for 20 million € - I was really close to sign him years ago, and he was a solid option for being Bellerin’s sub, with Fosu Mensah completing a good rotation on the RB.
Kieran Tierney - from Napoli for 35 million € - This signing was made in a hurry on deadline day with just 4 or 5 hours left as Barcelona and Maouassa were finishing up a deal. Their negotiations ended up badly, Maouassa stayed and now we had him, Brandon Williams and Tierney, three pretty good solid options, none of them was way better than other on the LB.
Illan Mesliar - from Leeds for 15 million € - Also another signing made in a bit of a hurry as Diogo Costa got injured for long duration on pre-season and I only had one more GK

Just Diatta missing for a quality sub - Maouassa loosing his position in the LB
Season Review
Not gonna lie, probably the toughest season so far in this save. We started our league title defense with 3 losses in a row against low tier teams, conceding 8 goals against and not scoring even one, so our league titles were pretty much obliterated from there on. Managed to start picking up the pace, but we never had a consistent enough run to fight for the title again. After the first half of the season we were standing in 11th place, really far from the objective, which was finish inside the top-4 and secure a UCL spot for next year. Managed to finish a poor 4th in the league, overtaking Manchester United in the last game, ending the campaign just 1 point ahead of them. In the domestic cups, we threw away the Carabao cup in round 3, so, pretty much in November, we had no chances of winning the league cup nor the league. Things were not looking good. Fitting Tielemans alongside Pereira in the midfield was being a struggle, and Jack Grealish did not want to be behind Sessegnon in the team, so before the end of the year, they told me they wanted to leave the club. Grealish only play some games from there, but Tielemans ended up changing his mind, but it was really clear that he did not fit the role that Fofana did absolute wonders alongside Pereira. If that was not enough, in december, Leko, our main striker since the beginning of this save told me he was determined to leave, and in January a FC Barcelona offer came in for Hector Bellerin (Barça is the club he grew up in). Tomori also did want to leave the club in january. So yeah, things were not going smooth.
I could not sell Tielemans or Grealish in January yet, and was determined to keep Leko until the end of the season given he was one of the most-if not the most important player of the team. Tomori went to Real Madrid for 60 million as he was not getting the playtime he wanted (ferguson was playing as a CB alongside O’Shea, and Bellerin was in the RB) I managed to convince Bellerin to stay until the end of the season, and in the summer we were gonna let him go to Barcelona back again. Apart from that, Fofana goit injured until late february, so I had to make a move and sign some players. The chosen ones were Juan Foyth, from Granada, with good potential, and Lewis Cook from Florentina, who caught my eye seasons ago, but never was a priority until now. Also, Brandon Williams went on loan to RB Leipzig, as we had three top quality LB and not all of them could have the playtime they wanted.
We managed to get through the UCL group stage, but we were gonna face Real Madrid, and things were not looking good. Fofana got healthy just in time for the 1st leg, and as Tielemans had not worked alongside Pereira so far, decided to put him on the starting team. And what a decision it was. He once again gave another masterclass, we beated Real in Spain 3-1, and then after another Fofana masterclass in The Hawthorns won 2-1 again. So after trying Tielemans so much, it was clear that both our CMs had to be Pereira and Fofana, and Tielemans was gonna be a pretty sure sale next summer. Worked our way onto the UCL final against City (sorry for not giving much more details, but i don’t remember them) , and beat them 3-1 without Leko (I did not think he really deserved to play the last game of the season after telling us he wanted to left the first time things were not going smooth in the team). In the FA cup we won the final against Manchester United, a club that used a really dirty tactic to destabilize us one week before the game: sign Jack Grealish and Leko, both of them at the same price, 75 million €. Pretty much the only good thing this season was the fact that Diatta not only showed he had great potential, but proved he was exactly the player we were looking for, we solved the issue in the right, now wwe had to sort out Pereira’s mate in the midfield (Fofana was good from time to time, but only 81 OVR, one of the lowest in the team, and a really inconsistent player)


After a tough season 5, we had to sort some things on the squad, and try to do a decent PL campaign, maybe not win it, but at least put up a good fight against Liverpool and Man City.
Transfers and squad
Youri Tielemans - 100 million to Manchester City - a good business for the club, he did not get out of the club in a bad was (as Leko or Grelaish did), but after trying so hard to fit him in the team’s scheme, it was clear that there was no room for him at The Hawthorns, with the squad playing much better with Fofana instead of him.
Jack Grealish - to Manchester United for 75 million € - did not perform on the pitch, wanted to leave as soon as possible, again, a free signing that reports a 75 million profit for the club, but you don't want players so unhappy in the team or you could easily lose the trust your players have.
Jonathan Leko - to Manchester United for 75 million € - after 5 seasons in the first team, he decided it was time for a new challenge at Old Trafford due to his lack of minuted (I feel this was a bit of an excuse, as he did have the playtime he deserved, playing even more games than top-scorer Emmanuel Dennis)
Hector Bellerin - to Barcelona for 30 million € - after he agreed to stay until the end of the season due to the big trouble the team was going through january, when Barcelona tried to sign him again in summer there was no choice but to let him go. A true gentleman who believed in the early-stages of this project that leaves the club after 3 seasons. Now Ferguson was ready to take on his place on the RB.
Patson Daka - to Real Madrid for 60 million € - he did a pretty rubish season, only scoring 6 goals, and although he was a sub, he played a lot of games, had many chances, but just missed pretty much all of them.
Fabio Silva went on loan to Roma to have a bot of more playtime. His 1st season was much better than Parrot’s one, then the second one was the other way around, so I let one go temporarily.
The departures of Grealish and Tielemans were no big deal as they were not a crucial part of the squad, Bellerin, although he was a great player, did not have any progression left, while Ferguson was already ahead of him in terms of numbers, was younger and did had a lot of potential to unleash yet. So the only really harmful sell was Leko to United.
Diogo Jota - from Wolverhampton Wanderers for free - this was the only free signing of this transfer window, as the club did not want to keep with this politic of signing players that were running out of contract, as it was a maneuver to expand the club at a low cost. 87 OVR, did not have much to do in a club fighting in the midfield of the Premier League. He was a great option for both the left of the field and as a partner for Dennis.
Renato Sanches - from Monaco for 56 million € - the struggle for finding a good rated player to play alongside Perira continued, but Sanches was clearly a good option, as the player that had worked better with the Brazilian was Fofana, with 80 ish on all his stats, and Renato was a bit ahead of him in pretty much each way. A player with both good defensive and offensive skills.
Allan Saint-Maximin - from Newcastle United for 45 million € - Although Diogo Jota could play in the left, his signing was mostly to be a striker, so Sessegnon still did not have a natural sub, which made it difficult to have him in shape for the big games.
Moise Kean - from Everton for 50 million € - I was not very confident about the signing of Diogo Jota, as other free players that came in did not perform as expected (Tielemans, Grealish), so Kean was a good option that I had been tracking for years, and now his time had come at WBA.
Diego Lainez - from Betis for 40 million € - I did not have a decent sub for Diatta and although he played most of the games I wanted one just in case he got injured or there was little time between important matches

Team full of powerful rotations on all positions
Season Review
This was honestly one banger of a season. The main objective was to be back on top of our game and be competitive again in the Premier League, as last year was a bit of a disaster. This time there was not gonna be experiments as Tielemans was last year, I knew the one that worked better with Pereira was Fofana and he started playing since day 1 of the season, with Renato Sanches having some minutes looking for substitute Fofana, but unfortunately no remarkable games from Sanches proved me that maybe he was not the replacement for Fofana neither. On th other side, the formula that we did know that worked did absolute wonders, and we finished the season unbeaten, with 4 draws, and 106 points, we claimed our second Premier League of our history, just 2 points ahead of Liverpool, who just lost 2 games of the season, both of them against us (0-4 at Anfield, they were one men down since minute 30, and 2-0 at The Hawthorns, so without both victories we wouldn’t have won the league). In the Carabao Cup final we defeated also Liverpool 3-1, a result that also was seen in the Uefa Champions League final, also against Klopp’s squad. No, we did not win the FA cup against Liverpool in the final (we knocked them out in the extra time of the quarter finals), we won it against Manchester City 2-0. The quadruple was ours, but this journey was far from ended. One remarkable moment in the season was the UCL semi-finals against Atletico de Madrid, We drawed 1-1 at The Hawthorns, and in the second leg Matheus Pereira was given a red card after just 20 minutes, so things were looking absolutely horrible. Dennis managed to give us the lead with 25 minutes to go, but Atletico managed to tie just after the kick-off. We went onto extra time and then onto the penalties, which, if you remember, did not give us good memories from a few years ago losing both the Carabao Cup and FA cup semi finals in the shootout. Fortunately, this time we managed to win 4-3. In the january transfer window Brandon Williams returned from his loan from RB Leipzig (and got a lot of playtime just behind Maouassa as Tierney was a bit stuck in terms of progression).
The pictures that I have posted of the team are from the start of each season, but don't tell the full story (i.e. Maouassa starts s5 on the bench as he almost went to barcelona on deadline day so until he renewed his contract he did not play on the starting XI, then mid season he gets his position back and starts s6 as usual)
So guys this has been the story until season 6 of this journey with the baggies, if you have come this far just wanted to say thank you as this has been a lot of work (not only playing, but also writing, again sry for the bad english, and a lot of memory work as I did not have almost anything catalogued). I will be doing another separate post at least for seasons 7 & 8 where I have catalogued a lot more and I have them much more recent in my brain xD. Again thank you for the read, and don't hesitate on leave your opinion or ask anything (if you have beem able to go through all of this)
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2020.09.14 08:39 Corner-stats Statistical analysis of corners in EPL (general analysis, by parts of the season, by ratios of indicators, by match intervals)

Statistical analysis of corners in EPL (general analysis, by parts of the season, by ratios of indicators, by match intervals)
The team of football statistics service welcomes all football fans in anticipation of the start of English Premier League, Spanish LaLiga and other championships.
The purpose of this preview is to analyze the statistics of corners in the Premier League of England in the season 2019/20, and we will do this using a variety of tools for statistics analysis of the service
General analysis
First, let's take a look at the summary table of corners stats for the 2019/20 season ( Among the leaders on corners we see teams such as Manchester City, Chelsea, Leicester and Liverpool, which attack a lot and sharply, as well as Wolverhampton, which does not take too many corners, but also does not allow opponents to take corners.
In terms of analysis of corners at home and away, we would like to highlight the teams Aston Villa and Sheffield United, which are much better at serving corners at home than at away, but Southampton, surprisingly, has much better results on corners at away.
Users of the service have the opportunity to compare the statistics of teams within a tournament separately by halves, 15-minutes intervals, or form any interval (from a minute to a minute of a match). We think it will not be difficult for you to understand these tools and determine right statistical trends.
Relations of indicators
So, we have identified the leaders on corners in the Premier League in the previous season, and there is nothing strange that among them there are mainly teams that have a lot of ball possession, attack and shoot on goal. However, we can neutralize these factors using the website's tool Relations of indicators. If we compare the teams in terms of the team percentage of ball possession / team corners, then among the leaders we will see Sheffield United (7.7% of possession for 1 corner) and Aston Villa (8.32% for 1 corner), while Manchester City is only in 3rd place, and Liverpool generally in the middle of the table. In terms of team shots / team corners, Sheffield United is also in the 1st place (the team needs 1.66 shots on average for 1 corner), while Manchester United has the worst rate (2.67 shots for 1 corner).
Total corners
Let's compare teams in terms of total corners in a match. The leader on this indicator is Arsenal (12.11 on avg.), but note that Arsenal had a lot of corners only under coach Unai Emery in the first half of the season (13.42), and after the appointment as head coach of Arteta, Arsenal's total corners decreased to the league average (10.86). We wrote more about this in our preview: The smallest total corners in Wolverhampton (8.97), which, as we noted above, delivers little corners and allows little to deliver opponents.
In addition, we want to note that in the first matches after the quarantine, the Premier League teams were delivering more corners (11.42 on average), we wrote about this in detail in our preview: As a reminder, using the "Date from - Date to" filter, you can study the statistics of a tournament for various periods (the beginning of the season, the end of the season, matches in winter, matches after the quarantine, etc.).
Match intervals analysis
And finally, let's analyze how the teams were delivering corners in different situations in a match, namely, when the team was leading, playing in a draw or was losing. To do this, use the Match Intervals filter: So, we have 3 clear leaders on corners on intervals when there was a draw in a match - Manchester City (+5.45), Liverpool (+2.72), Chelsea (+4.55). There is a very noticeable difference in corners of Manchester City when the team was winning (7.28 total corners and +2.43 handicap on corners), and when it was losing during a match (16.43 total and +12.4 handicap). But Newcastle is consistently losing on corners regardless of the score in a match (-2.09 at winning intervals, -3.09 at draw intervals, -2.03 at losing intervals).
We also draw your attention to the fact that none of the Premier League teams changed their coach before the start of the 2020/21 season, which is a positive factor in favor of maintaining the statistical trends of the teams of the last season.
Once again, congratulations to everyone on the start of the new football season, and we hope that our Premier League corners stats preview will help you to dig deeper into the team statistics and make money on it. Have a nice football!
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2020.09.13 22:38 FEshippingBot this is my boba manifesto

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Every day after class, Edelgard gets an earl grey bubble tea latte from Leicester Fine Coffee and Tea, because it is a delicious, refreshing sweet treat. That's the only reason, surely.
Marianne gets excited whenever the girl with white hair comes in to get her earl grey bubble tea latte, because she tips well and is respectful. That's the only reason, surely.
Had a certain mutual friend of theirs not gotten involved, things likely would have stayed this way forever.
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2020.09.13 16:52 threaddo Post-Match Thread: West Bromwich Albion 0-3 Leicester City [Premier League, Round 1]

FT: West Bromwich Albion 0-3 Leicester City

West Bromwich Albion Score Leicester City
0-[1] T. Castagne 56'
0-[2] J. Vardy 74' (pen.)
0-[3] J. Vardy 84' (pen.)
Date: 13/09/2020 — 15:00 CEST, 09:00 EDT, 14:00 BST, 18:30 IST
Competition: Premier League (Round 1)
Venue: The Hawthorns (West Bromwich)
Referee: A. Taylor


West Bromwich Albion Notes Leicester City Notes
Manager: S. Bilić Manager: B. Rodgers
1 S. Johnstone 1 K. Schmeichel
3 K. Gibbs 27 T. Castagne G 56'
5 K. Bartley 4 Ç. Söyüncü
6 S. Ajayi YC 63' 2 J. Justin YC 16'
2 D. Furlong SUB 69' 24 N. Mendy
27 D. O'Shea 26 D. Praet A 56'; SUB 75'
8 J. Livermore 8 Y. Tielemans
19 R. Sawyers SUB 68' 25 W. Ndidi
11 G. Diangana 15 H. Barnes
7 C. Robinson SUB 60' 9 J. Vardy PG 74'; PG 84'
12 Matheus Pereira 17 Ayoze Pérez SUB 67'


West Bromwich Albion: H. Robson-Kanu (SUB 60'), K. Edwards (SUB 68'), R. Harper (SUB 69'), D. Button, C. Austin, Ahmed Hegazi, K. Grosicki
Leicester City: M. Albrighton (SUB 67'), J. Maddison (SUB 75'), L. Thomas, D. Ward, K. Iheanacho, C. Fuchs, H. Choudhury


16': Yellow card shown to J. Justin ( Leicester City).
56': Goal! T. Castagne scores [D. Praet assist] — West Bromwich Albion 0-[1] Leicester City .
60': Substitution for West Bromwich Albion: H. Robson-Kanu in, C. Robinson out.
63': Yellow card shown to S. Ajayi ( West Bromwich Albion).
67': Substitution for Leicester City: M. Albrighton in, Ayoze Pérez out.
68': Substitution for West Bromwich Albion: K. Edwards in, R. Sawyers out.
69': Substitution for West Bromwich Albion: R. Harper in, D. Furlong out.
74': Goal! J. Vardy scores (Penalty) — West Bromwich Albion 0-[2] Leicester City .
75': Substitution for Leicester City: J. Maddison in, D. Praet out.
84': Goal! J. Vardy scores (Penalty) — West Bromwich Albion 0-[3] Leicester City .
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2020.09.13 14:50 FHLBot West Bromwich Albion vs Leicester City - Premier League, 13-Sep-2020

Match: West Bromwich Albion vs Leicester City
Competition: Premier League
Date: 13-Sep-2020
Time: 13:00 GMT (convert to local time)
Venue: The Hawthorns
Referee: A. Taylor
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2020.09.12 10:00 CheeseMakerThing Pre-Match Thread: Leicester City (H)

14:00 BST
The Gaffer:
“We should stop talking about last season and the job that we did because the new job is now in front of us. We got promoted and we had the chance to celebrate, whether enough or not enough, but now we have to focus.
“Memories are a brilliant thing because they provide great motivation and now we go should go into the Premier League not as a Championship team that did well but as a confident member of the Premier League.”
“There are question marks of course because we are changing the level of league and of course we know we have to improve our squad. But I spoke, even after the QPR game, and said that the guys would be the core of the team for this coming season.
“But of course we need to improve our levels. We are trying to be active. We’re working hard. The priority was to try to keep the guys from last season not out of a debt but because they did a good job and we all felt they could step up. So we wanted to try to keep together the team from last season and then add three or four players not to improve the quantity but the quality.
“We have done everything but Filip so far. And of course we will try and get a few more players.’
“We talk about needing a striker that will give us something we don’t have from our other players, good players, in that position. We’re not hiding it. It’s very difficult even when you have the money but in our situation we don’t have the kind of support that would make it easier to find these players.
“David Button is very experienced and adds to the competition among the goalkeepers and Cedric (Kipre) is a young centre back, very physical, very strong and a good option for us to strengthen the squad because of Wigan’s situation off the pitch. So far he looks really good in training.
“We’re trying to be as creative as we can be to bring up the quality in our team and also there is a possibility some players may leave either on loan or permanently.”
“This is a massive game – starting well is so important. We’re playing against a team that was basically a top four side last season only to just drop a little and miss the Champions League.
“They play good football and are a good team I respect very highly. In the space of five years, which is nothing in football, they have advanced from being a club who people would talk about as fighting to stay up . . . nobody talks about that any more. That shows how well they have invested and how much money they have invested. You need to have money to strengthen in that way and they have done it brilliantly.”
Albion Team News:
Connor Townsend (Ankle - Doubt), Kenneth Zohore (Calf - Doubt)
Leicester Team News:
James Maddison (Hip - Doubt), Christian Fuchs (Groin - Doubt), Wes Morgan (Hamstring - Doubt), Daniel Amartey (Ankle - Doubt), Ricardo Pereira (ACL - Ruled Out), Filip Benkovic (Hip - Ruled Out) Jonny Evans (Suspended)
Last 5:
Venue W/L/D Score
The Hawthorns L 1-4
King Power Stadium D 1-1
The Hawthorns L 0-1
King Power Stadium W 1-2
King Power Stadium D 2-2
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