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  1. The opening weekend of the 2017/18 Premier League season is set to start in one month from now. The season opens up with Arsenal versus Leicester and then there are a number of intriguing fixtures after that. Based on the transfers that clubs have made already what are your thoughts on these games? How will the newly promoted teams do? Can you already see a few teams struggling? What about teams fighting it out for the title? Are you of the belief that the top seven are in a league of their own now? @sajtion, @discipline, @Pipoca, @the bastardian, @andrewcalo, @Mindfulness, @Sir Puntalot, @AndreBR, @mrclubbie, @neilovan, @allyhibs, @Judeksi, @Tiffy, @KikoCy, @Bett, @zemo91, @sm0kez, @Bronxie, @Duuc, @Dylan Lynch, @betcatalog, @vasilli07, @omch@, @Pep004, and @WinningAdvice, you guys all got involved in the Premier League betting last season. What do you think? @Torque and @AK1979, you also got involved in the ante-post chat. Do you have any early tips?
  2. Yeah, I'm not sure Lukaku is the £70m striker he's valued at but he can turn draws into wins which is exactly what Manchester United want. Mourinho took over such an unbalanced side. Crucially, I think Pogba will have a stormer this season. He is settled now and I expect us to see him at his best this season. I feel United still need another defender but otherwise they are looking strong. Lindelof is the shrewdest signing of the window in my opinion.
  3. This one has come out of nowhere! I've always rated Dzeko and thought with more backing and regular football he could have been a quality player in the Premier League. Not sure how he is now a few years on.
  4. Right, at the request of @Pep004, here is a general discussion thread for this year's summer transfer window. We will be posting up individual threads in the various sections across the summer relating to odds on single player transfers. However, this place can be used for the more informal about rumoured moves across the globe over the coming months.
  5. @harry_rag, you decided not to place any bets on the Super League action last weekend but is there anything this week that takes your fancy?
  6. @vasilli07, what are you thinking for this next batch of Chinese fixtures coming up this weekend mate?
  7. Here are the latest odds and ELO ratings for the Brazil Serie A and B matches this coming weekend and beyond. @sandrostocco, @gogetta, @alexbolt84, and @AndreBR, keen to hear your views. The action is thick and fast starting just before midnight tonight BST and there are still a couple of games not listed by bet365 in Serie B on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week so I will update this thread accordingly when they become available.
  8. The first legs of the 3rd Qualifying Round of the 2017/18 Champions League take place next Tuesday and Wednesday. A load of mouth-watering ties coming up. Interested to hear what bets some of you guys are thinking of putting on. It was quiet last round. You're not all running scared are you? Who will be brave enough to put a tip forward? @vasilli07, @Icongene, @KikoCy, @DrBetter, @Duuc, @DrO, @immortal--, @Notorious, @betcatalog, @KingSoccertips, @discipline, @Pep004, @andrewcalo, @HastGill1, @ElPrincipito007, @salmonman, @DW_United, @allthethings, @MightyWell, @liamcorrigan86, @mijOsim, @LePapo, and @MPLouis, and @WinningAdvice.
  9. I think top 12 is definitely achievable this season. I mentioned before that my main concern is the keeper position. I think the strong defence could help that though. My other issue is the lack of striker options. Zohore is the only proven scorer we have but even he only turned it on in the second half of last season. We have no plan B for up front. Everyone had hoped it would be Saadi but he signed for Strasbourg today. It's raised some concerns that we still lack depth. Top 12 should still be realistic though. Top 6 is more 50-50 unless we had 1-2 more players.
  10. Here are the ante-post odds for the 2017/18 Championship season. No harm in having some relaxed chat about how we feel next season could go. Particularly interested to hear from fans of the relegated Premier League sides of Hull, Middlesbrough, and Sunderland as well as the fans of the promoted League One sides Sheffield United, Bolton, and Millwall. Personally, I'm going to say now that Cardiff to get promoted at 9.00 is very tempting. Warnock has been told he has a war chest of £5m in the summer and it looks like a lot of dead wood is going to free up more funds. I am bemused why Barnsley are expected to struggle. I still think Heckingbottom is a quality manager and with the right additions they will be a tough side to beat again. Nottingham Forest will have a tough season. Their bad owners will always hold them back. I think if Leeds fail to make the right appointment then their chopping and changing could cost them. What do you guys think? @DW_United, @sajtion, @andrewcalo, @Mindfulness, @Sir Puntalot, @betcatalog, @AndreBR, @mrclubbie, @neilovan, @Judeksi, @KikoCy, @Bett, @zemo91, @sm0kez, @Bronxie, @Duuc, @Dylan Lynch, @Tiffy, @WinningAdvice, @Kenton Schweppes, @canaries91, @CloughandTaylor, @rangers234, @skyblues88, @allyhibs, @salmonman, @allthethings, @Icongene, @Tanktop, @waynecoyne, @kulikTS, @KingSoccertips, @Pipoca, @Neubs, and @MuineBheag.
  11. News just breaking that Morrison has signed a contract extension so looks like him and Manga as our back two this season. I never bet on Cardiff. Just can't do it. I'd say 12/1 is a great shout. I agree, we won't go up automatically so if you're going to back us to go up I'd say back us to do it via the play-offs. The club finally seems to be entering a period of stability. Tan, whether he's done it begrudgingly or not, is now letting others make the football decisions. Ken Choo has been a great addition to the board and he was the man who pushed for the return to blue as well as doing the donkey work to get Warnock on board. He's keen to work with the fans and I never thought I'd say it but I think the club, under Tan's ownership, is actually on a positive footing again.
  12. A quick turn around this week after last night's games. Here is a full list of the MLS fixtures with the odds and ratings coming up this weekend. @vasilli07 and @Tiffy, you were both heavily involved in last week's tipping. What do you both think this weekend? @Setup, @Icongene, @andrewcalo, and @jamiedavies02, are you guys plotting any bets?
  13. Funnily enough, myself and @Sir Puntalot did discuss the possibility of introducing a forum for it but there were questions over whether we could update it regularly enough after we just introduced all the new football forums but also if there was the interest. It's something that hasn't been ruled out and if the interest is there then I'm sure it can be looked at. My brother's ex-girlfriend played football to a decent level so I've had an interest in it for a while so would certainly back its inclusion.
  14. Morrison has split the fans. He is our club captain but many want Gunnarsson or Peltier to have it. He's not the best leader. He's immensely physical and dominant but in terms of technical ability he's lacking and is prone to a run of poor form and crucial mistakes. The fans wouldn't be overly disappointed to see him go now Manga is staying plus we have Bamba and Connolly who the fans feel are a better pair than Morrison as well.
  15. The second legs of the Europa League 2nd Round Qualifying take place later this week. There appears to be a few matches offering decent value so keen to hear your views on the upcoming games. What are we thinking here guys? @delfino, @KikoCy, @giraldi, @Icongene, @dogmeister, @rangers234, @Pipoca, @Notorious, @ElPrincipito007, @KingSoccertips, @vasilli07, @betcatalog, @immortal--, @DW_United, @discipline, @WinningAdvice, @arvee, @silverfox, @FrenchEskimo, @liamcorrigan86, @discipline, @Neubs, @Simeon Borisof, and @CloughandTaylor.
  16. Hahaha, you just sound like a stereotypical worn down Championship fan. Our fans are very optimistic about this season but I am always pessimistic. I just always struggle to see where the 45-50 points for survival will come let alone the other points for potential promotion. I look at our best XI and it's probably... GK: Etheridge (not great - would have loved to see Marshall return) DR: Paterson (quality addition if he can stay fit) DL: Bennett (another attacking full back - Warnock looking to re-kindle the Blades days when he briefly had Walker and Naughton!) DC: Manga (looking forward to seeing him return to his best now he's committed to a contract extension) DC: Morrison (not the biggest fans' favourite but the physical brute we need to complement Manga's more classy approach) MR: Hoilett (one of a number of potential wide men. Could bring the assists to the table and a huge improvement on the shot Noone) ML: Ward (another player who might not make the starting XI but is my personal choice) MC: Ralls (still think he's a better central midfielder but Warnock keeps playing him out wide. Hopefully, that changes) MC: Gunnarsson (our player of the season last year. Warnock gets the best out of him. Can lead our charge. Amazed he's not captain) AM: Tomlin (sitting him in the hole will work well) FC: Zohore (proven he can score goals up top on his own) When you think that squad doesn't even include the likes of Bamba, Richards, Damour, Mendez-Laing, Saadi, Connolly, or Pilkington it shows how much more depth we have this season. I'm still backing us to make top 6 but it's going to be close. As you said, it's very congested. Wolves and Middlesbrough going all out to appear as the early favourites but so many other teams could be in the mix.
  17. Here are the odds for the next round of Norwegian Eliteserien matches. The ELO ratings still aren't available yet because the next games are a couple of weeks away but I will add them when they become available. For the time being, check out the odds and get your bets lined up. @Lisandri, @KingSoccertips, @vikki37, @world, and @arvee, do you guys have any early thoughts on these matches?
  18. It's the second round of the Denmark Superliga season this weekend. @Lisandri, @world, @vasilli07, @winnerwinner, and @marvouone, what are you guys looking at this week? It was a disappointing start for FC Copenhagen who started with a home draw against AaB. Brondby capitalised on that by winning their opening match. A few of the big teams face tricky games away. It looks like a tough week to call at this early stage. Is anyone brave enough to take a punt?
  19. The next round of the Sweden Allsvenskan is coming up this weekend. There are a host of intriguing fixtures and we're keen to hear from you guys that have been adding to this league discussion so far this season. @Lisandri, @world, @Abyss, @Jase82, @Evertonboy, @bookbet, and @RocknRolla, what are you guys thinking for these matches?