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  1. Year ago today that Claudio's 'dream died'

    There's a picture of him post Sevilla away game where he's applauding the away support and looks visibly moved. I think he knew then. Last season I was hoping we'd finally click into form at some point and finish mid-table. Then he could leave at end of the season without any questions asked. He's doing superb in France - second to his achievements here.
  2. Championship 2017/18

    Has no ability to attract players of Premier League quality to a club. If Cardiff kept him during the summer, might as well hand over their PL place.
  3. Non League Football 2017-18

    The soap opera at Billericay continues to entertain. Apparently Tamplin's under investigation by the Met Police for threats made against a player. After losing last night to Folkestone Invicta (who are 4th), he's threaten to quit as manager if they lose on Saturday to Wealdstone. He keeps banging on about crowds - which suggests to be if they don't get crowds of 1.5k plus - he can't sustain the loss being made.
  4. Championship 2017/18

    Great, it's one of the relegation spots sorted.
  5. EFL, LCFC and FFP

    A lot of it stems from xenophobia. Brighton have a British owner so he’s investing in ‘his hometown and boyhood club’. Wigan got off lightly in the David Whelan years.
  6. Ticket arrangements for Chelsea FA game (not ideal)

    The FA are shambles aren't they? How can it take such a long time to announce a set of dates when they are so many restrictive parameters.
  7. LCFC Women

    Thanks for the info LL and ChiefFox.
  8. EFL, LCFC and FFP

    And not seen the same criticism of Manchester City
  9. Champions League 2017/18

    How far have Man U fallen? Singing about Will Grigg whilst playing in a CL game.
  10. EFL, LCFC and FFP

    The club of Trolling - lovely
  11. The Race for 7th - Stats Galore

    Incredibly if you repeat the results from the reserve fixtures - Leicester 19+35= 54 Burnley 20+36= 56 Everton 21+34+ 55 It's gonna be tight!
  12. The OH Leuven Thread

    There is but it is also Belgium and they have some really strict rules with licensing and qualifying for Europe.
  13. The Race for 7th - Stats Galore

    If you take the table as it is, point 3 - Arsenal go to CL making the existing top 4 and Arsenal as 5. 5th is Spurs meaning that’s 6 teams in europe - where’s the 7th come from? Point 4 - The EL and CL winners have an automatic spot to qualification for CL, this doesn’t negotiate one of the England spots. Still we’d have 5 in CL and 1 in EL. There’s a 7th spot free. See Everton last season - Edit: yes still dependent on the cup winners
  14. The Race for 7th - Stats Galore

    Well the 7th rule is relative new as UEFA took away the right of cup runners up being rewarded with an european spot ala Hull City
  15. I have seen yet another article today say 'they can't get Europe for the league, so might as well go for the Cup'. This is wrong as we have all established here. 7th could be a qualifying spot for the Europa League Second Qualifying Round, it is dependent on three potential scenarios, possibly four. 1) League Cup is won by a top five team with Man City and Arsenal in the final, failing a collapse by Arsenal. This gives that spot to 6th position. 2) FA Cup is won by a top six team - 3 teams remain from the top six, this gives the FA Cup spot to 7th position (albeit 5th gets the Group Stage qualification). 3) A English team who finish outside the top four win the Champions League or Arsenal, finish outside of the top four and win the Europa League. 7th opens up. 4) Now this is a possible, it's not clear in UEFA regulations if a team win the CL or EL and are in the Top 4 whether England gets another European spot. Now I have researched the last 13 Premier League seasons. The mean average to get 7th is 56, the highest ever needed was 62 and the lowest 47. Therefore Leicester would require on average 21 points, at its lowest 12 more points and at its highest 27 points. The current table stands as:- 7) Burnley -3 36 8) Leicester -1 35 9) Everton -14 34 10) Bournemouth -10 31 If you use the past six games form as indicative as the next 11 games, it would finish 7) Bournemouth 51 8) Leicester 50 9) Everton 47 10) Burnley 40 If you use the past ten games form as indicative for the next 11 games, it would finish 7) Bournemouth 48 8) Everton 47 9) Leicester 45 10) Burnley 42 Obviously this takes nothing into account regards the teams playing each other or the strength of their opponents. This weekend, the fixtures are:- Leicester v Stoke 12.30 Bournemouth v Newcastle Burnley v Southampton Watford v Everton 5.30 This weekend is pivotal for the league as whole as you have a set of fixtures where the majority of the lower clubs all play each other and 4 of the top clubs are facing each other. I will update this upon every weekend of fixtures being played.