I’ll try and comment without the red tinted eyeware, ....
I can’t help but feel buoyant in regards to retaining the title, I’m a humble armchair supporter and physically can’t do sh*t to help our boys out except shout & scream at the TV, and extremely piss off my neighbours, but if I feel as confident as I do then how confident do our boys feel knowing that only they can do what they need to do to be Champions again,
I believe that the hunger & desire our boys showed last season will be stronger in this campaign than in any other,
The monkey is indeed off our backs, there is less pressure to win every point and as a group will want to prove we’re not a one season wonder, a lot of folk believe this time round it will be tight, I’m not so sure, we finished season 18/19 a single point behind Citeh, but finished 18points ahead in 19/20,
That’s a massive gap between two sides far and away miles ahead of the rest, City have new untried cb’s to bed in, no D Silva, Kun Aguero another yard slower, and Pep’s tactical awareness is under scrutiny as lesser prem managers proved last season, basically his methods can be got at,
Only Watford got to us last season, the only side to beat us in the league, no one else got even close, we pissed it, let’s be honest, we beat everyone, every single team, we beat them, and I really can’t see us being any different except being better,
Chavs, are the movers & shakers, fat Frank is beginning to stamp his authority, he’s buying big names at big prices, but with it comes big Ego’s, so finding harmony in that dressing room without a few ructions will be miraculous, but if he can get them singing from the same song sheet they could pose a threat, but if they’re a threat to us then the same threat applies to everyone else, so that could help us also,
Mutants, there is no doubt Ole has them working for him, in fairness they have been decent on the eye, however they are still sh*te at the back where Harry and his pedigree chums look like they could concede easily, in Fernandes they have found quality and with Pogba(if he stays) alongside him are fairly potent, however, they are a injury away from disaster anywhere along their spine, with little or no back up, while Rashford keeps fit they will do damage, but other than that, they will not threaten us,
Spuds, going backwards under Maureen, no surprise there, pivotal season for them if they want to retain the services of the King of Nobs Harry K, another potless season will see him banging on the exit door, might see a good cup run, but that’s it for me, we might see a new gaffer there too, so watch this space.
Arse, got to be honest, they look chalk & cheese to what Emery offered up, Arteta has the makings of a good side, especially if PEA & Lacazette hang around, still dodgy at the back but I think that will be remedied in due course, they have a plethora of young fearless lads in their midst and I can see a very good side developing, too early for them to be making inroads but they will surprise a few for sure, dangerous when in the mood, but dead wood has to go starting with Luiz & Ozil.
Not too bothered about anyone else, none will pose too much of a threat to be honest.....
Won’t be too far away I reckon, might just go put a wee tenner on it 🤪
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