Race for the Title 2017/18

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  1. thelak

    thelak Active Member

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    At the same time I still look at the teams on paper and see us as stronger than Utd. They have stepped up vs last year but have yet to play any genuine quality sides.
     
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  2. CowInAComa

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    City are favourites for me, us second.

    Yes city look great, but they did last season until they met us.

    Lets not be too modest here though, we are scarily, ferociously good and we've had big players missing. Utd have form sure,but we have the class and that will tell when they start playing top half teams.
     
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  3. Vincent30

    Vincent30 Well-Known Member

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    Come on, both the Manchester clubs are clear favourties due to the fact they spend hundreds of millions and haven't really sold any key players, their squads are quite frankly ridiculous right now. Coupled with us being at 'home' at Wembley this year, 3rd or 4th would be another outstanding season for us.

    Poch has really worked wonders, to have Tottenham now mixing it with all the big boys consistently was something i really didn't imagine could happen.
     
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  4. nicdic

    nicdic Official SC Padre Admin

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    14 points from 7 with a bunch of significant injuries and without settling at Wembley yet. We get players back and avoid further injuries, and settle at Wembley and we’ll be there or there abouts.
     
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  5. Database

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    When Dele starts banging them again we have great chance to win PL. Last season I said Spurs will win league in two or three seasons if Kane and Dele stays at Tottenham. When you have two young players who are scoring almost 50 goals between them and rock solid defense we definitely will be PL title challengers every year.
     
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    Like how Guardiola referred to us as 'the Harry Kane team' in his interviews last night. He is starting the mind games with us
     
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  7. aliyid

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    I'm just hoping we can be part of an actual title race this season.

    The last two years have been great but if we're honest neither have been what you'd call races with Leicester & Chelsea both clear leaders and us being the only team to keep it interesting with 5 games to go.

    City got off to a similar start last season (till they faced us) and yet we still finished 8pts ahead of them
     
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  8. coys200

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    We will finish above United I'm convinced as soon as they face decent team they will be shown up.City will most likely win it,however an injury to ederson would literally be their season over.Still think they will miss aguero,he's their only natural finisher.Really need their confidence knocked and see how they react.
     
  9. shelfboy68

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    City and Utd are 6 points clear of us at the moment which is a bit of a gap but not a mountain to climb, however with both Liverpool and Utd to come very soon that gap could increase.
     
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  10. Mr Pink

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    5 points is it not?
     
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  11. jimmy-jojo

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    ...or it could decrease.
     
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  12. St José Dominguez

    St José Dominguez Well-Known Member

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    Think the strength and depth of the Manchester clubs being streets ahead of us is a bit overstated to be honest. If you assume everyone is fit and pick the best first 11 of each side the only worthy sub players of note in each club is:

    Man Utd - Herrera, Martial, Fellaini, Smalling, Lingaard, Ibrahimovic

    Man City - Sterling, Danilo, Delph, B. Silva, Gundogan, Toure

    Is it that much phenomenally better than:

    Spurs - Rose, Winks, Dier, Son, Lamela, Llorente
     
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  13. shelfboy68

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    Is it five even better then maths was never my strong point but if we can get something in these two games coming up then obviously that is brilliant, if not then the two Manchester clubs could really pull away.
    Having said that just finishing in the top four this year would be remarkable considering the Wembley situation and I would be happy with that as title looks a harder option.
     
  14. Mr Pink

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    United have Liverpool away next.

    They're stronger this year for sure but let's be honest you couldn't pick 7 better fixtures to start with.

    There is no way I would swap our squad for theirs.
     
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    United definitely not.
    City very similar - we have more goals from the bench, they have more creative spark.
     
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    Best case scenario. Liverpool lose today but beat United then we beat Liverpool.
     
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  17. shelfboy68

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    Well that means that points will be dropped either way in the next game when they play each other, as for squads ours is ok although I think mane would be good in our squad.
     
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  18. jonnyrotten

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    I wish we were playing 38 away games this year. We would have a better shot at the title with than instead of Wembley. As for City, weren't they ten from ten in all comps at this point last year, with everyone wanking off over how good they were? Far too early for picking champions.
     
  19. KILLA_SIN

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    14 Oct Premier League Liverpool A 12:30
    21 Oct Premier League Huddersfield Town A 15:00
    28 Oct Premier League Tottenham Hotspur H 12:30
    05 Nov Premier League Chelsea A 16:30

    United next 4 league fixtures
     
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  20. DCSPUR

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    That's a good point mate....am guilty of over estimating Utd's depth....think the problem is that injuries to some key players for us makes us look a bit thread bare.....just think if Rose and Lamela had been fit last season, surely worth a minimum of 3-4 points a piece?
     
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