2017/18 Football Prediction Thread


#1

Let’s do this!

CHAMPIONS:
CL QUALIFIERS:
RELEGATED:
SURPRISE PACKAGES:
SURPRISE STRUGGLERS:
BEST SIGNINGS:
WORST SIGNINGS:
FIRST SACKING/DEPARTURE:
MANAGER OF THE YEAR:
PLAYER OF THE YEAR:
TOP SCORER:
MACHEDA AWARD 2017/18:
FIRST “PEP OUT" ON THE BOARDS:
FA CUP:
LEAGUE CUP:
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE:
EUROPA LEAGUE:

Feel free to discuss the lower leagues but, as always, please no Scottish football chat.


Last Weekend of the Season Football Thread
#2

Macheda award?


#3

Josh Harrop commemorative medal.


#4

CHAMPIONS: City

CL QUALIFIERS: Utd, Arsenal, Chelsea

RELEGATED: Swansea, Huddersfield, Brighton

SURPRISE PACKAGES: Huddersfield will go down but a lot more bravely than expected

SURPRISE STRUGGLERS: Reckon midweek fixtures will catch up with Liverpool and they’ll struggle

BEST SIGNINGS: Klaassen, Morata, Bernardo Silva

WORST SIGNINGS: Ederson, Rooney, Lacazette

FIRST SACKING/DEPARTURE: Craig Shakespeare

MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Guardiola

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Pogba

TOP SCORER: Kane

MACHEDA AWARD 2017/18: Dunno if this is good or bad? Phil Foden, Reiss Nelson and Demi Mitchell might do good things though

FIRST “PEP OUT" ON THE BOARDS: Nobody will say this

FA CUP: Spurs

LEAGUE CUP: Arsenal

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Bayern

EUROPA LEAGUE: Villarreal


#5

I only answer prediction threads started by @bugduv


#6

CHAMPIONS: Arsenal
CL QUALIFIERS: Liverpool, Chelsea, Man Utd
RELEGATED: Huddersfield, Newcastle, Spurs
SURPRISE PACKAGES: Brighton
SURPRISE STRUGGLERS: Man City
BEST SIGNINGS: Alexandre Lacazette
WORST SIGNINGS: Kyle Walker
FIRST SACKING/DEPARTURE: Mauricio Pochettino
MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Arsene Wenger
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Mesut Özil
TOP SCORER: Alexis Sanchez
MACHEDA AWARD 2017/18: Kyle Walker-Peters
FIRST “PEP OUT" ON THE BOARDS: 1 Feb 2016
FA CUP: Leicester
LEAGUE CUP: Liverpool
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Ajax
EUROPA LEAGUE: Arsenal


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#7

Typical leftist purity politics. Meet the process halfway

CHAMPIONS: United

CL QUALIFIERS: City, Chelsea, Spurs

RELEGATED: Brighton, Burnley, Watford

SURPRISE PACKAGES: Hudd

SURPRISE STRUGGLERS: Southampton

BEST SIGNINGS: Idk have there been any yet

WORST SIGNINGS: " "

FIRST SACKING/DEPARTURE: Who’s in charge of Swansea rn? Them anyway

MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Moo

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Pogba

TOP SCORER: Lukaku

MACHEDA AWARD 2017/18: Solanke

FIRST “HOWE OUT" ON THE BOARDS: Sept 10th

FA CUP: United

LEAGUE CUP: City

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: PSG

EUROPA LEAGUE: Seville


#8

we not even guessing who will get the Europa spots? :confused:


#9

YES!

CHAMPIONS: United
CL QUALIFIERS: City, Spurs, Chelsea (that order)
RELEGATED: Watford, Burnley, Brighton
SURPRISE PACKAGES: Huddersfield
SURPRISE STRUGGLERS: Liverpool
BEST SIGNINGS: Mendy, Chicharito, Lukaku
TURKEYS: Ederson, Lacazette, Rudiger
FIRST SACKING/DEPARTURE: Bilic
MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Pochettino
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Hazard
TOP SCORER: Lukaku
MACHEDA AWARD 2017/18: Solanke
FIRST “PEP OUT" ON THE BOARDS: Me
BOARDS VILLAIN: safebruv
BOARDS HERO: Antchester United
FA CUP: Chelsea
LEAGUE CUP: Chelsea
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Bayern
EUROPA LEAGUE: Bilbao


Tryhard and Weird Derby - The Weekend Football Thread
#10

CHAMPIONS: City

CL QUALIFIERS: United, Spurs, Liverpool, Chelsea (see CL predo)

RELEGATED: Watford, Brighton, Huddersfield :’’(

SURPRISE PACKAGES: Newcastle

SURPRISE STRUGGLERS: Chelsea

BEST SIGNINGS: Lukaku, Mendy, Salah, Keane, Riedewald, Zouma, Merino

WORST SIGNINGS: Lacazette, Lindelof, Klaasen, Depoitre, Mounie

FIRST SACKING/DEPARTURE: Marco Silva

MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Pep

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jesus

TOP SCORER: Lukaku

MACHEDA AWARD 2017/18: Foden

NEW BENTALEB (different!): McTominay

FA CUP: Liverpool

LEAGUE CUP: Everton

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: United to grind their way to the most underwhelming CL ever

EUROPA LEAGUE: Milan


#11

Phil Jones man marking Neymar out of the game in the final vs PSG before Jesse Lingard rolls one in off the bench in the 112th minute


#12

Maybe not.


#13

CHAMPIONS: Man City
CL QUALIFIERS: City, Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal
RELEGATED: Bournemouth, Brighton, Hudd
SURPRISE PACKAGES: Utd
SURPRISE STRUGGLERS: Spurs
BEST SIGNINGS: Lukaku
WORST SIGNINGS: Morata
FIRST SACKING/DEPARTURE: Shakespeare’s tongue?
MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Pep
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: one of the ones that cost £50+ milly
TOP SCORER: Lukaku
MACHEDA AWARD 2017/18: Rashford
FIRST “PEP OUT" ON THE BOARDS: Bugduv, opening weekend
FA CUP: Utd
LEAGUE CUP: utd
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Man City
EUROPA LEAGUE: Dunno


#14

CHAMPIONS: Man U

CL QUALIFIERS: Man City, Arsenal, Chelsea

RELEGATED: Burnley, Huddersfield, Brighton

SURPRISE PACKAGES: Bournemouth

SURPRISE STRUGGLERS: Chelsea

BEST SIGNINGS: Lukaku

WORST SIGNINGS: Morata

FIRST SACKING/DEPARTURE: Whoever’s at Watford

MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Pep

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Harry Kane

TOP SCORER: Harry Kane

MACHEDA AWARD 2017/18: ?

FIRST “PEP OUT" ON THE BOARDS: March

FA CUP: Man City

LEAGUE CUP: Man Utd

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Bayern

EUROPA LEAGUE: Some CL drop out.


#15

I assume we’re talking about League 1, yeah? Who cares about the Premiership anyway?

CHAMPIONS: Wigan
ALSO PROMOTED: Oxford, Bradford, Fleetwood
RELEGATED: Shrewsbury, Oldham, Gillingham, Northampton
SURPRISE PACKAGES: Portsmouth
SURPRISE STRUGGLERS: Blackburn
BEST SIGNINGS: Conor McAleny, Jack Payne, Mike Williamson, Liam Nash
WORST SIGNINGS: Hmm not sure.
FIRST SACKING/DEPARTURE: Karl Robinson
MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Pep Clotet
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Conor McAleny
TOP SCORER: Will Grigg
MACHEDA AWARD 2017/18:
FIRST “PEP OUT" ON THE BOARDS:
FA CUP: Arsenal
LEAGUE CUP: Bournemouth
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Real
EUROPA LEAGUE: Seville


#16

almost inevitable.


#17

CHAMPIONS: Manchester City

CL QUALIFIERS: Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester United

RELEGATED: Leicester, Watford, Brighton

SURPRISE PACKAGES: Tottenham (after everyone writes them off AGAIN)

SURPRISE STRUGGLERS: Leicester’s bunch of snakes to slither down to the championship after their deal with the devil expires.

BEST SIGNINGS: Salah, Mushy Pea, Kyle Walker will absolutely crush it.

WORST SIGNINGS: Lacazette, Morata will be ok but nothing special.

FIRST SACKING/DEPARTURE: The Bard

MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Pochettino again

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Eriksen

TOP SCORER: Kane

MACHEDA AWARD 2017/18: Is this good or bad? Marcus Edwards if it’s good

FIRST “PEP OUT" ON THE BOARDS: September

FA CUP: Manchester United

LEAGUE CUP: Chelsea

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: PSG

EUROPA LEAGUE: Some Spanish team idk


#18

CHAMPIONS: Man City
CL QUALIFIERS: Spurs, Chelsea, United
RELEGATED: Burnley, Brighton, Huddersfield
SURPRISE PACKAGES: Spurs? Everyone seems to be expecting them to fall off
SURPRISE STRUGGLERS: Liverpool
BEST SIGNINGS: Silva, Matic, Ake, Salah, Walker
WORST SIGNINGS: Rooney, Lacazette, Bakayoko, Ederson
FIRST SACKING/DEPARTURE: Shakespeare
MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Pep
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Kane
TOP SCORER: Kane
FA CUP: Chelsea
LEAGUE CUP: Arsenal
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Bayern Munich
EUROPA LEAGUE: Lyon


#19

CHAMPIONS: Man Utd
CL QUALIFIERS: Spurs, City, Chelsea (that order)
RELEGATED: Burnley, Brighton, Huddersfield
SURPRISE PACKAGES: Watford
SURPRISE STRUGGLERS: Southampton
BEST SIGNINGS: Kolasinic, Lukaku, Walker, Chalobah
WORST SIGNINGS: that young backup defender at Southampton, Defoe, Morata
FIRST SACKING/DEPARTURE: Pellegrino
MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Mou / Poch
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Pogba
TOP SCORER: Lukaku
MACHEDA: Tammy Abraham
FA CUP: Spurs
LEAGUE CUP: Chelsea
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Real (again)
EUROPA LEAGUE: Chelsea after shock drop out of CL group stages


#20

Oh, I was hoping to read some justifications/summaries.

CHAMPIONS: City

CL QUALIFIERS: United, Arsenal, Liverpool

RELEGATED: I struggle to care tbh. Um, Huddersfield, Bournemouth, Brighton

SURPRISE PACKAGES: West Ham, Swansea

SURPRISE STRUGGLERS: Chelsea & Spurs

BEST SIGNINGS: Kolasinac, Mendy, Chicharito

WORST SIGNINGS: Danilo, Ederson, Matic, Bakayoko

FIRST SACKING/DEPARTURE: Guardiola

MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Paul Clement

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Silva

TOP SCORER: Lukaku

MACHEDA AWARD 2017/18: (assuming this means break-out season) Reiss Nelson, dunno any non-Arsenal young players

FIRST “PEP OUT" ON THE BOARDS: Tomorrow

FA CUP: United

LEAGUE CUP: City

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Juve idk

EUROPA LEAGUE: Arsenal

I don’t really know how either Manchester team will do, just put them as the top two because for both managers, not winning the league this season has to count as a failure. In reality I think they both have issues; City’s defensive issues defo aren’t gonna be fully resolved (although in attack they’ll be scary, particularly with proper fullbacks), whereas for Utd I just don’t see how having a team of giants is a successful strategy in 2017. I’m just not sure you can bulldoze your way through bottom half teams, I don’t think it works like that. Maybe I’ll be wrong though, either way they’ll be a deeply unsatisfying team to watch this season (particularly against other top 6 teams).

I’d be really surprised if Arsenal don’t make top 4 this season. Kolasinac is a class acquisition, and we definitely have the strongest fullback options in the league. Meanwhile a whole bunch of players are gonna perform to a much higher standard than they did last season, particularly Xhaka who looks completely different in a 3-4-2-1 (which has properly rejuvinated us imo, in a way that’s not happened for years). If we sign Jean Michael Seri from Nice we have a very strong XI and good back-up options (esp. Iwobi & Ramsey). If City and United fall a bit short of where they should be then we’d be in with a shout for the title. I think the main thing stopping it happening would be a) Wenger being the opposite of a ‘clinch’ manager at times and b) having too many squad players who we’ve kept becase AW likes but aren’t any good, meaning we give unnecessary game time to the likes of Coquelin and Giroud, who proceed to fuck it all up.

Dunno who’ll finish fourth out of Liverpool and Chelsea. Chelsea will obviously struggle, particularly Kanté who’s never had to deal with regular midweek games and probably isn’t suited to the workload. Morata is a downgrade too, as I’ve said before. Meanwhile Liverpool/Klopp won’t cope well with a top 4 push and CL football, and I don’t really think Salah is that great but I’m probably wrong. Spurs will finish behind them both I think, playing at Wembley will fuck them more than they realise.

Don’t really know enough about anything else to comment.