Football Thread for the next 48 days (fun for all guaranteed)


Presumably there’s a match on tonight, given the FA’s new propensity for spreading - ? Ah. shuffles papers

In other news, a few of the more disinterested Prem teams and Everton were knocked out of the FA Cup. Eddie Howe lays the blame for their Millwall humiliation squarely at the feet of 20 million flop Jordon Ibe. Liverpool meanwhile are forced to a replay. Start swapping yer Lallanas and Firminhos out of your team now, fantasy fans. Otherwise a fairly indifferent round of games, the Imps’ heroics vs. Big Mick’s Men excepted of course.

Does bongo still do the transfer rumours? Could do with that in the next section.


Schneiderlin going to Everton
Llorente going to Chelsea
Rakitic going to City

Some other stuff probs


quite liked the villa fans’ bolshiness at WHL, well done lads.


I appreciate the effort here Ant, don’t think I don’t, but this really isn’t the same.


I know man, I know :disappointed:


Underdogs getting draws is shit innit, you always forget about the replay and the good team quietly win 2-0. Should just bin off replays (except they wind up premier league managers so maybe keep them idk)


Oh yeah, forgot about that.

Only 21 days until the window SLAMS shut.


FIFA voting tomorrow to implement a 48 team bumdinger cup.


Scotland would still qualify 49th.


Can probably make it a thread for the week.

Rakitic should be a very good signing for City if it happens.


Batshuayi to Swansea is quite ridiculous

Niasse is off to hull


the Llorente-Batshuayi swap is one of the most bizarre rumours I’ve ever heard. Feel like it’s so ludicrous it must have some foundation in reality


Apparently it’s dead close to completion! I can see what Batshuayi would want to leave Chelsea to play some games, but to a bigger club than Swanea, and Llorente going the other way is really bizarre.


Monday’s transfer rumours:

Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona) to Man City
Mamadou Sakho (Liverpool) to Southampton
Memphis Depay (Man Utd) to Everton
Andrea Belotti (Torino) to Arsenal
Dave Nugent (Middlesbrough) to Derby
Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) to PSG
Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) to PSG or Atletico Madrid
Quincy Promes (Spartak Moscow) to Liverpool
Tiemoue Bakayoko (Monaco) to Man Utd, Man City or Chelsea
Fernando Llorente (Swansa) to Chelsea
Michy Batshuayi (Chelsea) to Swansea
Holger Badstuber (Bayern Munich) to Swansea or Man City
Morgan Schneiderlin (Man Utd) to Everton
Joe Riley (Man Utd) to Sheffield Utd
Federico Fernandez (Swansea) to West Brom or Real Betis
Arouna Kone (Everton) to QPR
Victor Lindelof (Benfica) to Man Utd
Oumar Niasse (Everton) to Hull
Mark Uth (Hoffenheim) to Spurs
Tom Cleverly (Everton) to Aston Villa or Newcastle
Patrice Evra (Juventus) to Man Utd
Joe Gomez (Liverpool) to Celtic
Kieran Terney (Celtic) to Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool or Bayern Munich
Gerard Deulofeu (Everton) to AC Milan
Ishak Belfodil (Standard Liege) to Everton
Scott Hogan (Brentford) to West Ham
Aymeric Laporte (Athletic Bilbao) to Man City


Carlton Cole (Sacramento Republic) to Orange County Blues or Indy Eleven


Thought Joe Riley was crocked. Would be good for him to get a loan, was one of the more impressive of a young uns to get a couple games last year


The parties involved in the deal have decided to wait until he returns to fitness before finalising the proposed agreement, but according to the ever-reliable Sheffield Star, “Riley is close to receiving the all-clear”.


Thanks Adybongo!


Quincy Promes!


why Rakitic to City? has he fallen out of favour?