| 9:15 am on Aug 14, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I hate to say it, but I think it will be Man Utd again even though I would like to see somebody else for a change...
| 9:32 am on Aug 14, 2003 (gmt 0)|
El Tel backed Chelski last night on sky sports news - I have to admit that they will be in there with a shot at it this season - Money can but you success - Man U and Arsenal both had fortunes to spend and they have delivered.
That said it is unlikely Chelsea will get it right the first time round - hopeless away support for a start.
I am with you for Alec to clinch another.
| 9:47 am on Aug 14, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I think it's time for Liverpool to finally deliver - they underperformed badly last season.
I'm not bothered who wins - but I confidently predict Bolton will annoy the southern media by staying up again :)
| 9:48 am on Aug 14, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I think Southampton have got a good little side together now - the rest is a bit predictable.
Anyone for First Division? - I know already started but Hey a lot of the true fans are lower down the leagues.
West Ham. (Promoted)
West Brom. (Promoted)
Norwich. (Play off winners - I can Dream)
| 9:52 am on Aug 14, 2003 (gmt 0)|
My one concern about Chelski is that while they have a dream team, you can't buy team spirit and nobody has any idea about how the team will gel.
I will be following West Ham all season and from their early performances I don't think they will have too much trouble bouncing back. I would like to see Ipswich back also.
| 9:54 am on Aug 14, 2003 (gmt 0)|
|I would like to see Ipswich back also. |
| 10:29 am on Aug 14, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Man Utd for the Premiership and possibly the FA Cup.... but I don't think that they have the squad (yet) to do the Champions League - but I'd love to be proved wrong!
As long as Liverpool aren't in the Top 5 (where they definitely don't belong!), I'll be a happy fisk.
me/ Ducks and runs away....
| 10:47 am on Aug 14, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Why Ipswich... I think they are a good club and I would like to see them back in the Premiership. They were unluckey last season just missing out on the playoffs.
| 10:53 am on Aug 14, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I do not really like Football so much but Chelsea will win.
| 10:59 am on Aug 14, 2003 (gmt 0)|
| 11:05 am on Aug 14, 2003 (gmt 0)|
No prizes for guessing who you support ;)
This is my Fantasy football line up
Howard MAN U £2.5m
Lundekvam SOU £2.5m
Cunningham BIR £2m
Alpay AST £2m
Johnson CHE £2.5m
Pires ARS £5m
Emerton BLA £3m
J.Cole CHE £3m
Van Nistelrooy MAN U £7m
Owen LIV £6m
Di Canio CHA £3m
What do you think?
Could really use some advice on the defence and Howard as keeper.
this bloody game is keeping me up at night!
| 1:00 pm on Aug 14, 2003 (gmt 0)|
What fantasy football are you using? I would have Harry Kewell in my team. He will have a lot of assists and a fair helping of goals from the wing.
Sticky me if you don't want to post it
| 3:23 pm on Aug 14, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I play The Suns rules but a mate at work does his own comp which we all enter.
Looked at Kewell - but unfortunately he plays for the other half of Merseyside - I am not usually biased but in this case... £4.5m seems a little over priced ;)
Looked at crow-barring Rooney in there but really can't find the extra £500,000.
correct sums for the team in the post above
Van Nistelrooy MAN U £7.5m
Owen LIV £6.5m
Di Canio CHA £3.5m
| 3:35 pm on Aug 14, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Limbo I like that team but wheres HENRY.
My predictions for the season: Chelsea win it with ARSENAL in 2nd but this season at least with a champions league semi under the belt:-)
| 3:53 pm on Aug 14, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Henry is in my revised version
I ditched Lundekvam - and took a risk on De Zeuuw at Pompy. Owens out on his little red a**e and Hónreee makes the front three a little more intimidating.
Looks as though I am close to submission :
Howard - MAN U £2.5m
De Zeeuw - POR £1.5m
Alpay - AST £2m
Cunningham - BIR £2m
Johnson - CHE £2.5m
J.Cole - CHE £3m
Emerton - BLA £3m
Pires - ARS £5m
Van Nistelrooy - MAN U £7.5m
Henry ARS - £7.5 m
Di Canio CHA - £3.5m
| 2:04 pm on Aug 15, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I had a hard time (on the BBC one you only have £50m!):
S Taylor...........ARS 3.6m
D Mills............LEE 3.3m
D Unsworth.........EVE 3.4m
L Amoruso..........BLA 3.4m
U Ehiogu...........MID 3.4m
J Gronkjaer........CHE 3.5m
J Jenas............NEW 3.7m
J Redknapp.........TOT 3.2m
T Henry............ARS 9.9m
R van Nistelrooy...MU 9.5m
|Web Footed Newbie|
| 2:09 pm on Aug 15, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Okay, how about an american twist? Football over here is not soccer, so I'll take Emmitt Smith (formerly a Dallas Cowboy, now a Phoenix Cardinal) to win the Premiership! ah ha!
| 2:13 pm on Aug 15, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I can't believe you've not gone for Unsworth.
| 2:13 pm on Aug 15, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Thats a good looking side - Nice to see you picked Unsworth - always worth having a couple penalty takers in there.
I am having a go at the beeb too - nice free comp with some excellent prizes - check out third place - Table footbal deluxe stylee
K Keller TOT 3.0m
P Konchesky CHA 3.1m
D Unsworth EVE 3.4m
K Cunningham BIR 3.0m
A De Zeeuw POR 2.9m
B Emerton BLA 3.5m
JJ Okocha BOL 4.4m
R Pires ARS 5.9m
JS Veron CHE 3.8m
N Anelka MC 7.5m
R van Nistelrooy MU 9.5m
| 2:17 pm on Aug 15, 2003 (gmt 0)|
You wrote as I wrote :)
I tried to fit him in the sun dreamteam but to fit in the big guns you have to slacken the defence IMO
| 2:19 pm on Aug 15, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I know what you mean.
He's a must for me!
Jeffers might be worth going for too, especially if he does move to us!
| 2:26 pm on Aug 15, 2003 (gmt 0)|
He's not bloody coming back!
Still your right - if he does he'll partner either Rooney and Raderz and could net a few and at 2.5m in the Sun might be a nice transfer in October - Di canio out, Jeffers added to the line up and then unsworth in for De Zeeuw. Nice.
Lets hope the run at highbury doesn't continue tomorrow.
| 2:36 pm on Aug 15, 2003 (gmt 0)|
its make or break for the Mighty Reds this season, but I think we'll do it.