Premier League predictions thread 20-21

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Back by popular demand, well theforceuk’s demand, here is the annual embarrass yourself on football predictions thread. I added two new categories this year.


Usual routine Pick your best guess for the following

1) PL winner
2) Team that comes second behind City
3) Other CL qualifiers (PL only, no UEFA cup backdooring)
4) FAC winner
5) Worthless Cup winner
6) CL Winner
7) CL runner up
8 ) Europa League winner
9 ) Relegated from PL
10) The award for the team that massively exceeds expectations
11) Team that stinks the place out and does much worse than they should
12) The Mo Salah award for best signing of the summer
13) Wayne Rooney award for worst signing of the summer
14) First manager sacked
15) Top scorer
16) First player to test positive for Covid (after the season starts)
17) The Brendan Rodgers award for the team that gets into a great position and chokes.
18) Any random predictions you want to make
 

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Aye, I tend to wait until a few days before the season starts just in case there are any big last minute signings/sales.
 

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Here goes I can always edit before Saturday.

1) PL winner - Man City
2) Team that comes second behind City - Liverpool
3) Other CL qualifiers (PL only, no UEFA cup backdooring) - Chelsea, Arsenal
4) FAC winner - Liverpool
5) Worthless Cup winner - Chelsea
6) CL Winner - Buyern Munich
7) CL runner up - Juventus
8 ) Europa League winner - Seville
9 ) Relegated from PL - Fulham, West Brom and Burnley
10) The award for the team that massively exceeds expectations - Leeds Utd
11) Team that stinks the place out and does much worse than they should - Man Utd
12) The Mo Salah award for best signing of the summer - Timo Werner
13) Wayne Rooney award for worst signing of the summer - James Rodriguez
14) First manager sacked - Sean Dyche
15) Top scorer - Salah
16) First player to test positive for Covid (after the season starts) - Jack Grealish
17) The Brendan Rodgers award for the team that gets into a great position and chokes. - Chelsea
18) Any random predictions you want to make - VAR works really well.
 

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I think Phil McNulty's list is pretty sensibe based on who each team has now. I'm still expecting (OK hoping) beginners luck runs out for one of Lampard, Soelskjar or Arteta, but we'll have to wait and see. I would love to see Messi and Bale in the PL, that could shake things up significantly!

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Any of the bottom half could go down. So much dross there. Burnley and SU possibly aside. I could even see Saints going down. They probably won't, but weirder things have happened.
 

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I actually think Liverpool will do it again but I can't bring myself to pick them first again!

I think Bale may end up in the PL as Real Madrid have agreed to pay half his wages.
 

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1) PL winner - Chelsea
2) Team that comes second behind City- Liverpool
3) Other CL qualifiers (PL only, no UEFA cup backdooring)- City,Arsenal
4) FAC winner Spurs
5) Worthless Cup winner Liverpool
6) CL Winner Juventus
7) CL runner up Man United
8 ) Europa League winner Arsenal
9 ) Relegated from PL Fulham,Burnley,Brighton
10) The award for the team that massively exceeds expectations Leeds
11) Team that stinks the place out and does much worse than they should Spurs
12) The Mo Salah award for best signing of the summer Willian
13) Wayne Rooney award for worst signing of the summer Areola
14) First manager sacked Mourhino
15) Top scorer Aubameyang
16) First player to test positive for Covid (after the season starts) Grealish
17) The Brendan Rodgers award for the team that gets into a great position and chokes. Everton
18) Any random predictions you want to make - Arsenal learn the art of contract management.....
 

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lejackal said:
4) FAC winner Spurs
11) Team that stinks the place out and does much worse than they should Spurs

Honestly mate, I would bite your arm off for 17th in the league and the FA Cup this season :lol: I've enjoyed Spurs being competitive for the last 8 or so years, but it's time to put another trophy in the cabinet, at all costs. I think Jose may be the man for that.
 

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edd_jedi said:
lejackal said:
4) FAC winner Spurs
11) Team that stinks the place out and does much worse than they should Spurs

Honestly mate, I would bite your arm off for 17th in the league and the FA Cup this season :lol: I've enjoyed Spurs being competitive for the last 8 or so years, but it's time to put another trophy in the cabinet, at all costs. I think Jose may be the man for that.
You’ve got to win something soon :lol:
 

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Obviously all of these predictions are based on teams as they stand with 3 weeks of the transfer window to go. Ohh and needless to say they will all be wrong.

1) PL winner City
2) Team that comes second behind City Liverpool.
3) Other CL qualifiers (PL only, no UEFA cup backdooring) Chelsea and then one from 3, hoping I jinx it, I'll go for Utd
4) FAC winner City
5) Worthless Cup winner City (they get stupidly easy draws in domestic cups and have a massive squad)
6) CL Winner Could be any of about 6 sides, I'll be daft and go for Pool
7) CL runner up See above, City
8 ) Europa League winner, Hard to say without seeing CL groups, Sevilla
9 ) Relegated from PL, Take your pick, any one of about 10. Fulham, WBA and Palace
10) The award for the team that massively exceeds expectations No one, really. Southampton, cos **** knows.
11) Team that stinks the place out and does much worse than they should Leicester. Brendan's confidence trick has worn off. Who saw that coming!?
12) The Mo Salah award for best signing of the summer Does Aubamayang count, if Arsenal trick him into wasting the end of his career playing for/carrying a club going nowhere!?
13) Wayne Rooney award for worst signing of the summer Rodriguez at Everton. He may do ok, but he will never justify that fee.
14) First manager sacked PLEASE be Jose. And please please please please **** right off and stay ****ed off when you get fired.
15) Top scorer Aguero
16) First player to test positive for Covid (after the season starts) Grealish is the obvious shout. I'll go for Lingard, cos he'll hardly be busy playing.
17) The Brendan Rodgers award for the team that gets into a great position and chokes. Tough one, what idiot thought this would be a good question to add? Ehhh Wolves
18) Any random predictions you want to make Chelsea to be like Keegan's Newcastle. Great to watch and full of goals but with a defence that ships them too. Unless they sign a keeper and a CB obv. Could be sink or swing for Fat Frank, he has got a lot of money to spend and 5 or 6 good signings to integrate into a team. He did ok last year with slightly reduced expectations due to the transfer ban. This season he really needs to push the top 2 and do a bit more in CL.
 

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Leicester being crap is a good shout, it’s going to happen soon.......
 

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After choking last season and pissing away what should have been guaranteed CL footy, Brendan's confidence trick has been exposed (again), Chilwell is away, Vardy is getting on a bit..........

The first of those points was Leicester's 'sliding doors' moment. If they made the CL the money and prestige would have allowed them a decent push at establishing themselves in the top 6, ie those sides who are genuinely top four contenders every year. Missing it blows their confidence, means they miss out on 40m or more of CL money, they have to trapse round the backwater parts of Europe in the EL, and everyone gets reminded that when his "blow smoke up their asses and hope" strategy fails Brendan has no back up plan.
 

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1) PL winner Liverpool
2) Team that comes second Chelsea
3) Other CL qualifiers (PL only, no UEFA cup backdooring) Man City and Arsenal
4) FAC winner Wolves
5) Worthless Cup winner man City
6) CL Winner Juventus
7) CL runner up Liverpool
8 ) Europa League winner Seville
9 ) Relegated from PL West Brom, Fulham and Crystal Palace
10) The award for the team that massively exceeds expectations Newcastle
11) Team that stinks the place out and does much worse than they should Everton
12) The Mo Salah award for best signing of the summer Harvetz
13) Wayne Rooney award for worst signing of the summer Ake
14) First manager sacked Bilic
15) Top scorer Salah
16) First player to test positive for Covid (after the season starts) Maddison
17) The Brendan Rodgers award for the team that gets into a great position and chokes. Leeds Utd
18) Any random predictions you want to make Newcastle to have three different players in England squads over the course of the season.
 

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1) PL winner Man City
2) Team that comes second Chelsea
3) Other CL qualifiers (PL only, no UEFA cup backdooring) Liverpool Man Utd
4) FAC winner Man Utd
5) Worthless Cup winner Everton
6) CL Winner Bayern Munich
7) CL runner up Man City
8 ) Europa League winner Sevilla
9 ) Relegated from PL Fulham, West Brom, West Ham
10) The award for the team that massively exceeds expectations Newcastle
11) Team that stinks the place out and does much worse than they should Leicester
12) The Mo Salah award for best signing of the summer Havertz or Eze
13) Wayne Rooney award for worst signing of the summer Rodriguez
14) First manager sacked Moyes
15) Top scorer Timo Werner or Sterling
16) First player to test positive for Covid (after the season starts) James Maddison
17) The Brendan Rodgers award for the team that gets into a great position and chokes.Chelsea
18) Any random predictions you want to make Chelsea look like winning the league after racing into a 10 point lead after Christmas before choking and being caught by Liverpool or City (haven’t decided yet). Mourinho either has an amazing 2nd term like he always does and they win the PL surprisingly or he stinks and gets sacked.
 

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