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    Originally posted by anzac
    Newcastle will find their lack of squad depth will punish them when the going gets tough re Champs League & EPL & FA Cup & the usual backlog of postponed games!
    Lack of squad depth?

    They've added Bowyer and lost no-one of note - that's not a lack IMO!
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    many people reckon newcastle have a genuine chance this year-i tend to disagree, my gunners will win.

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    Originally posted by marc71178
    Voted best striker in Serie A last year, so I guess he's not bad!
    Ahead of players like Vieri who is class.
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    Well it looks as though Kleberson is a done deal for Man Utd, and its been reported they've signed Portuguese hotshot Cristiano Ronaldo which would be a huge signing.

    But IMO I think its the Man Utd defence that needs addressing.


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    What needs addressing re the defence?

    We've brought in a new keeper.

    Silvestre and Ferdinand are a quality partnership in the middle

    Neville is the most solid right back in England over the last what, 7-8 years?

    O'Shea is a quality player, plus we have Phil Neville, Wes Brown and a couple of youngsters.

    Also it's just been announced on the news we have finalised a 12m deal for Christiano Ronaldo - he's only 18!! He better be good!!!

    I think we have a decent squad despite what some might think:

    - Howard, Barthez, Carroll, Ricardo
    - Ferdinand, Silvestre, Neville x2, O'Shea, Brown
    - Giggs, Scholes, Keane, Butt, Djembe-Djembe, Kleberson
    - Ruud, Solskjaer, Ronaldo, Forlan, Bellion

    The only area we have lost out from last season is Beckham, but he was kept out of the team by Solskjaer in the end anyway, and Ole can do a job for us down the right. Apart form that we have only lost Veron, yet we have brought in Kleberson and Djembe, and now added Ronaldo to our depth up front, plus bought a new keeper.

    Arsenal have lost England's best keeper for the last decade, and brought in a lesser player, and if anyone saw how ineffective Pires was on Sunday after mouthing off, well......
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    That Manure squad doesn't look as good as last year.

    Defense is still dodgy IMO.

    The replacements for Beckham and Veron are both more defensive minded midfielders, giving less creativity.

    Arsenal have my vote still - a team proven to do it that knows each other's game.

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    Well I guess in about 9 months time we'll know!

    I am happy with the squad, I have full faith in Alex and our pre season results have been most encouraging. Apparently we've been in great form as has Ruud.

    I don't think Kleberson is a defensive minded player is he?

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    well the arsenal match would have been lifting for man u. i don't think the gunners played that bad, they were just, angry.:!(

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    Just realised not only am I going to miss most of the 3rd test by going to Bath this weekend, but I'm also going to miss Pompey's first ever Premiership game live on Sky - might have to nip to the pub!

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    I'm wondering which is going to end first - the football season or Derby County's ineptitude.

    Pickering out!!!!!

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    First home win since January!

    Now to do it in the league

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    I read the other day that Spanish club Real Betis want Jimmy Floyd Hasslebank.

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    The latest news through the grapevine is that Chelsea have abandoned chasing Makelele & are now after Hernan Crespo at Inter..apparently Hasselbaink could be exchanged if a deal is agreed.

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    opening day esults so far......

    a good win for Portsmouth at home to Villa - hopefully for Portsmouth Berger will have a decent injury free run to show his class, but O'Leary still looks like he has plenty of work to do at Villa.

    another sending off for Sol Campbell, but 10 man Arsenal put Everton on the rack. Some early season rustyness and fine saves from Wright combined to keep the score down to 2-0 until Everton pulled one back with about 10 mins to go. A rash of Everton yellow cards resulted in Li Tie getting marched for his 2nd yellow, and Arsenal held on for a 2-1 win.

    Man Utd started well with a 4-0 win over Bolton, with their new 18 yr old Ronoldo showing why Fergie wanted him.

    Elsewhere Blackburn & Brett Emerton gave Wolves a tough welcome back with a 5-1 win. Emerton had a hand in several on Rovers goals, including scoring himself.

    Leicester threw away a 2 goal advantage to draw with Southampton, with Phillips & Beattie scoring the Saints goals.


    all eyes tonight on the Liverpool v Chelski clash to see how Ranieri's Russian oil millions have been spent on his new squad.

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    nice tim, who scored for the gunners?

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