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13 minutes ago, Colly said:

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Get Man Utd players into your fantasy team for November and avoid Everton in December.

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2 hours ago, Lineker said:

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Everybody plays everybody else twice, I don't see how this means anything.

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Yeah, it's not like the NFL (for example) where teams don't all play the same opponents.  

Knowing us, we'll be shit / outclassed half the time, with the rest of the time divided between valiantly losing and pissing off the odd bigger team.  When we went down last time, we still managed a win over Arsenal, for example. 

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9 hours ago, Adam said:

Everybody plays everybody else twice, I don't see how this means anything.

It doesn't, but you can see the potential narratives that may play out during the season. For example, on paper, I would expect Everton to be firmly inside the top six around late November and the pundits will be lauding how good of a job Marco Silva has done to get them there. Then they run into December / New Years Day, where they could concievably lose seven straight games. Then they've got a few games where they could get results, but if their confidence is shot, they could lose most of them and then they have another batch of games against the top six and suddenly Marco Silva is out of a job.

Or Man City could win their first eleven games in a row and be eight points clear of an undefeated Liverpool before they play each other in November. City win that, it's eleven points and the league is 'done', despite Man City still having to play three more games against the top six than Liverpool. But then, they might have a 'wobble' around March when they have to play four top six teams in five games, which is where Liverpool could gain ground and suddenly Man City are 'bottling it'.

Man Utd's 'easy' November might have to save Ole's job.

Villa need a big cushion to the relegation spots by the end of February as their run-in is difficult.

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I get that, but this is all predicated on the very presumptive "x will beat y, but lose to z" that people do and in football it is so, so often proven wrong.

Taking your Everton example, why should we expect them to lose to all of the Big 6 when in recent months they have beaten Man Utd 4-0, also beaten Arsenal and Chelsea and drew with Spurs and Liverpool?

I just feel that a graph like that is pointless and something people (not sure where it's from like) are coming up with to kill time and look clever in the off-season. "Fixture difficulty" is not a thing in this sport no matter how you try to dress it up.

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Oh yeah, it's all conjecture and it won't play out exactly that way, but the trends will be there.

Plus, my U11s could have beaten that Man Utd team.

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The only thing I ever pay attention to with the fixture list is:

Who do we play the game closest to my birthday

When do we play Everton and Man Utd

Who do we have boxing day

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Christmas fixtures (3 at home, woo!) and have I borked my holidays (yes).

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49 minutes ago, DavidMarrio said:

The only thing I ever pay attention to with the fixture list is:

Who do we play the game closest to my birthday

When do we play Everton and Man Utd

Who do we have boxing day

the most important fixture list is who are we playing in the Club World Cup.

The money tie will be Liverpool vs Hienghéne Sport

 

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I'm an Everton fan and even I think that's a nonsense suggestion.

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29 minutes ago, Arjen Robben said:

 

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He looks as though his batteries have just run out.

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Denis Irwin though. Did it all while being right footed too!

Doesn't get mentioned because he was a proper defender, not English and also played the precursor to football before Sky invented it in 1992.

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Everyone knows it Champions League winner - Djimi Traore. 

Master of Cruyff turns

 

Only thing Baines has in his favour in any sort of statistical argument is goals scored and even then takes free-kicks and iirc penalties too

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3 hours ago, TCO said:

Denis Irwin though. Did it all while being right footed too!

Doesn't get mentioned because he was a proper defender, not English and also played the precursor to football before Sky invented it in 1992.

This is the correct answer.

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Honestly, it's like you tossers exist in a world without Paul Dummett. I feel bad for you.

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Newcastle have confirmed that Rafa will leave the club at the end of June.

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Poor Rafa :(

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