The English Premier League Discussion Thread

Mus

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Why? At most they'd have an extra 10 points or so which still wouldn't have won them the title especially taking into consideration the bigger clubs would probably earn those points too. All that would have happened is United would have won more titles, Arsenal a couple and Liverpool this year
 

Mus

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So then they would buy the title with money? Just like City and Chelsea? Tottenham spent 100 million and didn't even crack top 4

Besides, the big teams would be even stronger without City and Chelsea taking players and prize money/sponsorships
 

Pogba4Now

Team Captain
Chelsea was good even before Abramovich. Even without Russian money, they'd definitely be challenging but maybe not win the league. Without arab money, City would be fighting for EPL survival or in the Championship.
 

Mus

Fan Favourite
Don't disagree with that, but Everton or Tottenham wouldn't have won the league, unless they were taken over
 

Bobby

The Legend
Our English players spent most of the year injured, even Gibbs was injured for large periods. A Welshman is probably our most important player other than Ozil though.
 

newbie original

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Next year's predictions:

1. Man City
2. Man Utd
3. Arsenal
4. Chelsea
5-20. No one cares. Actually, nobody wants to finish 5th or 6th.
 

ShiftyPowers

Make America Great Again
Pannu;3670844 said:
A massive congratulations to Manchester City for winning their 2nd title in 3 years. I may be speaking out of genuine hate but the only reason that City have gotten into the top four, let alone, won two championships is because they did not work hard to get to where they are today, I'm talking of course about getting a rich owner to buy success.

I think football club owners have the fantasy football team mentality, all for the sake of making money. They haven't worked as hard as Arsenal, United and Liverpool because of the simple fact that they've brought in a owner with a lot of money and have literally bought a superstar team, which in my opinion, is another form of cheating. Yes clubs with owners, have bought players over the years, but not as much as City and Chelsea have.

Clubs like Arsenal, Liverpool and United have gotten to where they are because they have worked hard over the years. The way you actually earn a trophy is to work hard, the theory of getting a billionaire to buy out your club and buy superstars is not what I call, hard work and furthermore promotes a bad ethos that if your club is lingering in mid table mediocrity, all you have to do is get a billionaire to take over the club, Blackburn being the original bad influence back in 1995.

I might be speaking out of jealousy and or frustration, and I know it makes the league far more exciting and unpredictable but it doesn't set out a good president.

I believe for a club to be great they should be owned by the supporters and establish a solid foundation by bringing in young English players, and any assets attained through gate receipts, sponsorships and TV rights should invested back into buying new players, improving stadia, training facilities and not be a quick fix by a billionaire owner.

As much as City have fought hard to win this trophy, it could be said that if they had never been taken over by a rich owner, they would still be lingering in mid table and the glory of winning a league title would not be stolen from clubs that are funded by rich owners. If you have an owner that makes the club better than it was before, in my opinion, without piling debt onto the club and a fantasy football quick fix mentality, then you are buying your trophies, not earning them.

You can say what you want, but that is my opinion. You are denying glory to those in history books, who could have actually won trophies without a rich owner.

As much as I didn't want Liverpool to win it, I think they have conducted their club in the right and proper way. They have owners but they do not use their wealth to buy a fantasy football team ergo, buying success. In my opinion, I just think that all of City's recent trophies are plastic.
At least they have to actually play the games in the season and earn their victory, unlike a fan who can simply choose to give up on his hometown club for a more successful side.
 

MrRonald2796

Youth Team
newbie original;3671217 said:
Next year's predictions:

1. Man City
2. Man Utd
3. Arsenal
4. Chelsea
5-20. No one cares. Actually, nobody wants to finish 5th or 6th.

5th and 6th places are reserved to Tottenham and Everton
 

MaSsiVe

Manager
Staff member
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Chelsea will win it, they'll surely be making a few strong acquisitions to strengthen the current squad and they have Mou which is a key factor if you ask me. I mean they had a flawed squad this season and still managed to fight for the league until the final rounds, next year with the right purchases it'll be a walk in the park for them.

BTW with a non-shitty manager, City would've clinched this year's PL weeks ago. It's a tremendous squad.
 

Mus

Fan Favourite
MaSsiVe;3671305 said:
Chelsea will win it, they'll surely be making a few strong acquisitions to strengthen the current squad and they have Mou which is a key factor if you ask me. I mean they had a flawed squad this season and still managed to fight for the league until the final rounds, next year with the right purchases it'll be a walk in the park for them.

BTW with a non-shitty manager, City would've clinched this year's PL weeks ago. It's a tremendous squad.
Completely agree
 

Haarithan

Reserve Team
Not sure if this's the right place to post this, but I hope to god Glen Johnson, Hart, Cleverely and Welbeck all start against Italy in the World Cup..
 

Sir Didier Drogba

Head Official
Pannu;3670849 said:
Well we won't know that now. I think they could if City and Chelsea were still mid-table teams. Challenging Arsenal and United for sure. Of course, I'm referring to two different times, before the 2003 Chelsea takeover and the 2007 City takeover.
Chelsea were not a mid-table club pre-Abramovic, we frequently made the Champions League, won FA cups and always finished well above Tottenham and Everton, whom you are accusing us of "cheating" out of a crack at the title.
 


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