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Team Preview - Bournemouth [Premier League 2019-20 - 7/20]

AFC Bournemouth

by bluecherry94

Welcome to the triumphant return of the Premier League Previews, a series where a fan gives an overview of his team for your perusal, and I get an excuse to take pot-shots at other clubs. This will run until the eve of the Premier League, taking a look at each club in turn. We're continuing our seaside theme today with AFC Bournemouth.


Last season

Pos P W D L GF GA GD Points
14 38 13 6 19 56 70 -14 45
After the first 12 games of last season and sitting pretty in 6th place, rumour has it that certain Cherries fans had started picking which destination they'd prefer for a Europa league 1st qualifying round away day. However after yet more long-term injuries and a resulting loss of form the season fizzled out to a safe 14th place. Don't let the 14th place finish fool you as in my opinion this was the season where the most progression was made since promotion to the Premier League, with the team pulling off some brilliant results (see Bournemouth 4 - 0 Chelsea) and a slight tweaking the style of play, producing scintillating football at times.
The emergence of the deadly "front 4" providing goals and assists galore saw Callum Wilson finally get his deserved international call up and debut goal against the USA, resulting in him being linked to Chelsea for £40m+ in January. Ryan Fraser narrowly missed out on being the top assister in the Premier League to a certain £130m Galactico and has in result been linked with the likes of Everton and Arsenal for £30m (with a year left on his deal). David Brooks has emerged from young boy into a £50m player linked with Manchester United and Josh King continues to be one of the most criminally underrated strikers in the Premier League. With these 4 signed at a combined £13.4m, I'd say the efforts of Eddie's long term planning are coming to fruition.
As has been the issue with every campaign since promotion however, the defence has been the issue. 70 goals were conceded last year, a figure beaten only by Fulham and Huddersfield, who will be playing for Championship glory next season. However a return of 56 goals scored, the most outside the top 6 make up for this. Don't ever say you don't get value for money at Dean Court.
The final couple of games gave reason for optimism however. A brilliant debut against Spurs for young Irish keeper Mark Travers came as a pleasant surprise, as well as promising performances from young fringe players such as January signings Chris Mepham and Dominic Solanke as well as academy product Jack Simpson.
Overall, another entertaining season of good football was left with the bitter-sweet taste of what could have been after that early season form. Injuries to Lewis Cook and record signing Jefferson Lerma were absolutely key, and came at the same time as the drop in form, which is no coincidence. It is hard to complain as a Bournemouth fan, but you get the feeling that fans are starting to get frustrated at a stale-ness within the club. No progress has been made on a new stadium and the cups still seem to be an opportunity to give fringe players some minutes. The new training ground is however under way, so the pavilion outside the ground can stop being used for training soon enough and hopefully can be used as a tool to attract better players to the South Coast. As if the beach and the prospect of a house on Sandbanks was enough!

This Season

After spending £31m (Transfermarkt) on Chris Mepham and Dominic Solanke in January of last season, I wasn't expecting too much from the business this summer. Eddie had been chasing Mepham for what seemed like an eternity, so I'm excited to see what he'll bring to the table this season and Dominic Solanke seems to be hugely rated in the England setup, however he has a job displacing King or Wilson up top.
So far only 2 signings have come in, and they can now be described as very 'Bournemouth' signings. We seem to have found a niche in attracting some of the best young British talent in the Football League and offering them a chance at breaking into a team in the Premier League. Lloyd Kelly comes in for £13m as a highly rated left back who, again is highly rated in the England setup and performed well at Championship level last season for Bristol City. We've also signed right-back Jack Stacey from Luton Town who, I confess I don't know much about but he seems like a full back who loves to get forward and scored a few goals last season as well.
We're rumoured to be looking for a Goalkeeper, Centre Midfielder and a StrikeWinger in the rest of the window. We've been strongly linked with Jack Butland, who could go down as one of the best signings in our history if completed as he was very close to Jordan Pickford in competing for England's #1 spot, but his stock has dropped after playing for an underperforming Stoke in the Championship. That superb shot-stopper is still in there however and could be a massive signing. We also seem to be heavily linked with Philip Billing from Huddersfield. From afar I've heard stories about him having a bad attitude when not picked which you never like to hear, but Eddie could go after Anna from Love Island for all I care, I'd still back him to make the right decision on signing a player.
In terms of exits, we've managed to start being able to get good fees for our players. £20m rising to £26m for Tyrone Mings is a great deal for all parties. It's such a shame it hasn't worked out for Tyrone and I truly wish him all the best at Villa. Whoever managed to convince Sheffield United to not only target Lys Mousset, but fork out £10m for him deserves a heavy commission as a result of that sale. You can see he's got ability, but he's too friendly with Jordon Ibe and I don't think that's helped his attitude. It was a sad moment to see Marc Pugh finally leave, however it's absolutely the right time. As of the time of writing this, Harry Arter is still with us and I would love to see him charging around our midfield again.
To use the old cliche however, the best business this summer has been to retain the aforementioned front 4. Wee man (Ryan Fraser) still hasn't signed a new deal as of yet. With 1 year remaining I'd be gutted to see him go on a free, but I heard someone saw he liked a tweet begging him to sign a deal. Looking forward to the official announcement in the coming days.
I'd love to see us have a go in the cups, I've always said it would be a dream to see Bournemouth at Wembley and I feel we're established enough as a Premier League side to be able to afford the risk of a deep cup run. However as always, the priority has to be staying in the league.
Player Type From To Fee(£m)
Lloyd Kelly Transfer Bristol City Bournemouth £13.3m
Jack Stacey Transfer Luton Town Bournemouth £4m
Lys Mousset Transfer Bournemouth Sheffield United £10m
Tyrone Mings Transfer Bournemouth Aston Villa £20m
All fees from Transfermarkt
All incoming/outgoing transfers Full 2019-20 squad
3 players to watch out for
David Brooks
It's hard to put Brooksy in as a player to watch out for after a break-out season last year, but boy does he have talent. Dejavu occured when he got injured during the 4-0 battering of Chelsea which ruled him out for a while. I can see him progressing further this year and providing more game deciding contributions, could be one to watch out for in the Fantasy League too as he's got bags of goals and assists in him.
Lewis Cook
Had injuries not been a concept, Lewis would be a sure starter in England's midfield. Yet again his season was ended early with a ligament injury and he's only just come back into training. However given an extended run of games he can build a formidable partnership in midfield with yellow card machine Jefferson Lerma to put him right back in contention for another England call up.
Chris Mepham
As mentioned above, Eddie had chased Mepham for 18 months prior to him actually signing in January last year for £12m. Another one of those 'Bournemouth' signings who can come from the Football League and make an impact at Premier League club. Steve Cook and Nathan Ake have become the standout centre-back partnership for us over the last 2 years, however if last season's 70 goal concession is on it's way to being repeated, something will have to change and from the few performances (bar his debut away at Arsenal) he put in last season I can see him progressing to be a real leader in the team. I've seen him touted as a future Wales captain and I'd love to see him also develop the leadership qualities to be a key part of our team to come.
What the fans think
Thanks to /AFCBournemouth for their help.
How do you think this season will go?
We should be capable of making the top half of the table. I wouldn't be surprised if we fall somewhat short of this ambition at the start of 2020 when we have a number of easier fixtures. With another possible league cup quarter final in the mix this would be very much on the cards in my mind. I'd hope for 52-54 points if we're playing as good as we can but 46-48 would be expected.
It's going to very much depend on us getting over our injury problems, because they seem to rear their ugly head every season, but I am quietly optimistic of challenging our high points total of 16-17. If we get the luck we can maybe do a Wolves. We have a nicely settled team and I think that will work in our favour over buying lots. I wouldn't mind two or three new ins to replace outgoings though.
We’ll finish on our highest points tally to date, but not highest table position. We’ll be plagued by injuries a couple of these will be out for long periods (Wilson, Fraser, Brooks, Lewis cook) that will result in some non-starters having to step up.
Which player is going to be your star of the season and why?
David Brooks or Lewis Cook would be the best bets. Brooks is extremely technically gifted and I fully expect him to be one of our highest contributers in combined goals and assists next season. With the Euros coming next summer he should be attracting all sorts of admirers so this might be his last season with us. Cook on the other hand is essential to how Eddie Howe wants us to play. His passing ability is unmatched in our squad and he sets the tempo of how we play. He's back from a lengthy injury so I'm hoping his presence could revitalise the squads performances. Might not contribute in goals and assists but will certainly play a decisive part in whether or not we have a successful season.
It could be any one of four or five. At Bournemouth we don't really seem to do star players, but put it down to a team effort. Saying that, Ryan Fraser is going to be a key player, simply down to the fact that we still don't know for sure that he is staying. If Fraser stays then his partnership with Callum Wilson is again going to be pivotal.
I'm excited to see how our midfield shapes up this season too. Lewis Cook has the ability to really cement himself as a future England staple, and I really believe Jefferson Lerma can show how good he really is in his second season in England. Lerma is the tough man in midfield we have cried out for for years (ever since Marvin Bartley in L1 really - different standard, of course) and I can't wait to see Jeff terrorise his opponents again come August. At the back I expect Nathan Ake will be as dominant both positionally and in the air again. That man just has a sixth sense on where to be and when. On the right I hope that young David Brooks can continue to show the ability he served up in his first Premiership season last year.
Lewis Cook back from injury is ready to show us the quality that we know he has and start to fulfill his potential
How do you think the team will line up?
Boruc, Kelly, Ake, S Cook, Smith, Lerma, L Cook, Fraser, Brooks, King, Wilson. Formation: same 4-5-1 horseshoe when off the ball and using King and Wilson's speed to counter while relying upon Brooks, Fraser and Cook to make the right decisions to keep up the counters momentum, 4-2-2-2 on the ball with Fraser and Brooks working the space on the wing while Cook controls the tempo until we facilitate an opening with Wilson and King plugging the space in front of the opposition back four.
Line up
Agree with matey above: Boruc Smith Cook Ake Kelly Brooks Cook Lerma Fraser King Wilson

Wrap Up

by NickTM

The Manager: Eddie Howe has been highly rated since before he even stepped foot in the Premier League, and since then his reputation has only grown. With a glowing track record of developing talent and what is clearly quite an effective recruitment team behind him, that Howe is entering his seventh full season as manager is something of an achievement for Bournemouth themselves, given the bigger clubs that were circling every time they dumped one of their managers. His commitment to decent football has won Bournemouth a fair amount of admirers in the media, and for good reason.
The Team: Pace is all over this team, from the quick off the mark Nathan Aké at the back to Jefferson Lerma's charging around in midfield to the absolute array of quick forwards. Jordon Ibe, Dom Solanke, Callum Wilson, Junior Stanislas, Ryan Fraser and especially Josh King all have pace to burn, and the threat of it alone is enough to keep teams off-balance. It was nice to see Callum Wilson return with a good haul of goals last year after some particularly nasty injury travails, and Bournemouth fans will be hoping Lewis Cook pulls off something similar. It's also a very English team, which will probably keep them afloat when the Faragian blackshirts march on Westminster next year and burn anyone with a particularly foreign sounding name at the stake.
Why to like them: Artur Boruc is always worth keeping an eye on in case he does something utterly insane. The aforementioned pace means some quite gorgeous raking through ball counterattacks can occasionally be seen, and when in more thorough possession of the ball Bournemouth's attractive style of play is pleasing on the eye.
Why to dislike them: Despite their reputation for positive football, a constantly overlooked feature of Bournemouth teams over the last few years has been their cynical fouling and approach to play that gets constantly glossed over by pundits in favour of talking about how plucky and small they are. Personally I've always had a small, nagging vendetta against them ever since a Bournemouth fan a few years ago adamantly insisted Junior Stanislas was better than Wilf Zaha.
Summary: Another season in the Prem for the smallest team in the league, and it's another season where they'll be hoping to stay up with authority. Enough time has passed now that lots of people are expecting them to push on a little this year, and if injuries don't rear their ugly head they could well be on their way to the top half.


Aston Villa | Sheffield United | Norwich City | Brighton | Southampton | Burnley
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Lo Fi Love Here AMA 2/12/19

To keep others privacy and keep things simple, I’ll be using (-) for OP and (—) for Lo.
—hi everyone :) swinging by to catch up on all things 2019 - dejavoom, reflective 4, and whatever else... live and direct! who wants to start? ready. set. go.
— yo! thats a good question :) there has been SO MUCH DEJA VOOM on the brain over here, we are working nonstop on all these nifty bells and whistles :) one remaining riddle is where the F can WCLF play? because that vibe is all about random, dark room, low ceiling, small crowd, random freestyle creativity DJ sets... lampshade on the dome, nobody trying to take photos or record things or have thir phone out... its like a dancers watchers... so if it happens it will most likely be just a random moment in the tiniest room, or some broom closet with a boombox cranked up to max :)
Also, ATL misses you dearly.
— hey derek :) the naux faux concept was to create a sonic experience, and we'v never really thought about "performing it live" although someday if i found the time it would be fun to create a live band to play that stuff... but i dont know... for now its just a vibe to enjoy... SADLY we had hoped to finish EP2 for Valentine's Day, but i've been so busy with Reflective 4 and Deja and all the spring and summer plots, so ....aye! so many ideas, so little time
— AJ: if it even happens, no, it will literally be a random moment and some dude with a lampshade on his head playing old hip hop records, or just random breakbeat or house records... likely in a small corner, in a dark room. that vibe is just a whole different thing... not a spectacle... nothing to see here... keep on moving, people, just keep on moving :)
— SLATER :) i am willing to bet you could guess kurrectlyyy about both of themmmmm :)
— much love Ethan!!!! Naux Faux pt2 will hit either DEEEEEEP in the middle of summer vacation, or possibly even late fall as everyone starts to get cozy again.... we have some great ideas started, but there has just been so much added to the plate.... I'm starting to sign other artists to release on Amorphous... starting with Dorfex Bos, ill Gates, and Jantsen.... and i'm warpping up Reflective 4 [likely coming out mid spring], and honestly i'm about halfway through Reflective 5 [likely coming out summertime] and with Deja being SUCH A FUN creative project... zowie,....just been a busy bee
— Zak: u tockin about OPEN DECKS? i honestly thought that was already announced... let me check
— ok
— :)
— WE WILL ANNOUNCE OPEN DECK TODAY... just after we done here, will post up an announce :)
— honestly, i am so fricken excited about that one.... The Gorge is such a beautiful venue, and having the opportunity to be a part of this first time festival has been amazing: i can tell you the concept is kind of like the old school Lollzpalooza vibes from the nineties... like a true DIVERSITY festival... celebrating all forms of music, all moods, all levels of the spectrum :) its really gonna be a special one
/leprechauns 🤤
— yo! :) yup Leprechauns 2018 version will def be included on Reflective 4 :) i've been finishing that up all last month, and will have a few collabs to preview at Deja [ with Hailo, Peekaboo, and Jantsen] and the EP should be out early or mid April?
SUPER excited to experience this!
— hey sarah! DUDE NO DOUBT!!!! i have like 57,000 mixtapes i wanna release, its just... fuck. never enough time
— oooooh favorites are scary!!!!
— quite possibly :)
— Jake: the concept with West Coast Lo Fi is basically just "i give absolutely NO FUXKS AT ALL somebody hand me a lampshade, im gonna put it on my head and play a DJ set of some of my favorite tunes, and for all i know theres nobody even in the room, and its like a houseparty vibe... i would literally just play fuckin hip hop records, or old acid house or breakbeat stuff... i used to do that at BUrningman, literally with a lampshade on my head, for like 5 people on an art car... its more fun to just have it be zero pressure, no performance, no spectators, nobody watching... just dancing... i really woud never wanna do that and have anyone standing around with their phones or trying to record or film or take photos or anything but close their eyes and dance... what i think im gonna TRY and do is make it happen several times, but this isn't really a come on come all max capacity type thing... ts like SUPER random... i mean maybe ill wake up at 4am, and throw down for an hour in a broom closet i truly dont know :)
— BUT! one thing i want to add is that this is ABSOLUTELY NOT IN ANYWAY about being rude or mean or too this isnt about making something EXCLUSIVE happen, and shutting people out... its like, extremely chill, extremely LO FI, and just an earnest, authentic love for freestyle throwdowns, its in my blood... i love DJing and i love having zero pressure, and although i endure the stage and all that stuff with BN, when it comes to WCLF, i just wanna be chill as heck... so anyone who ever doesnt get to catch it, first of all:
—1. no worries :) —2. its LITERALLY not 'that good'! its LITERALLY me playing some old random records... i might play the same damn song three times in a row, or like leave the room to get a drink and come back... like... theres no quality control its just house party vibes 3. i honestly DEEPLY appreciate the enthusiasm and curiosity...if you do end up there with me, PLEASE just enjoy and dance and for LORD's sake.... i pray unto thee, no phones :)
— oh dude, TIM, there are literally like 89 themes per night... i keep changing the concepts... right now i know that i want Night One [for me, personally, im not sure exactly what everyone else will wanna do] i wanna make the theme for Night One Dejavoom all about the DEEP DIVE...
—so it will be quite similar to Okeechobee Night One set, in terms of musical style... kind of more downtempo, more leftfield... i will honestly probably incorporate a lot of West Coast Lo Fi vibes into Night one, and almost make it "a downtempo set", so yah it will be a deep dive pretty similar to Okee Night One or Freestyle/Dreamtempo....
—Night Two or Three i wanna rip the portal wide open and go full on mayhem vibes, but.....i havent crossed that bridge yet :)
—honestly one thing about Deja is that while im working NONSTOP on musical ideas, i'm really working on the entire event, so i have spent a TON of time getting creative for other artists, trying to dream up cool ways for them to display their imagination, and curating the lineupp andthe scheudle was super fun... when we were on the walkthrough we stumbled across the water park [its a small water park! like 3 slides and a pirate shiip] and right then and there in that moment i was like FUCK IT! lets put together a one off day party here, i wanna see Bukez or ill Gates throw down HERE.... and Kursa's wife FFiNN is gonna be on site with the Slug Wife crew so we wanted to get her on deck as well... where was i ?
— OH YES! so yah alot of my creativity has been focused on the event itself.... then seeing the FYRE FESTIVAL documentary was like the ultimate inspiration to do everything THE EXACT OPPOSITE :)))))
—So we have been focusing a lot on safety and just creating a very warm, gentle, fun atmosphere... its pretty cool how many people will be travelling to Mexico for their first time, and we want to help make it an incredible experience. We have been doing a lot of planning with security, and hoping everyone will be super kind and careful and gracious [I THINK IT IS SO AWESOME THAT WHILE DFT is tryna build a wall to keep mexicans out, WE are straight headed to mexico with open arms :]
—Also, part of the normal vacation resort package for all of these things is unlimited food and drink, including alcohol, and i believe the legal drinking age down there is 18 or 19, so we are working to keep this from being a big shit show... we hope everyone leaves their drugs elsewhere or nowhere, and comes down to just enjoy the beautiful area, and all the amazing music, enjoys themselves responsibly, takes care of each other, doesn't push anything too hard....etc
—so we been planning SO MUCH AMAZING FUN STUFF pretty much round the clock in part with the hopes that everyone has the most healthy, vibrant, radiant, safe & fun experience possible :)
— :)
— i am truly, deeply excited.... i'm not sure it's the first, but i am sure it shant be the last :)
— Kenny :) i got mixxes comin outta my ears, i just havent found the time to focus. i took a massive leap off the edge and unplugged from the grid, i'm taking an ALMOST total break from social media [this is the first time i have been online since New Years :] and i ended up filling my time with a whole lot of normal behaviior: hiking in nature, chilling with friends and family, excercising, taking day trips, and just enjoying, but i also have been working on OVERDRIVE, and Reflective 4 turned into a full length album, so i had to split that up into 2 parts, and still havent got to wrap up Naux Faux part two... plus so many other collab projects and stuff.. so... mixtapes.... ahhh i really wanna drop one...i just need time
— always :)
— hi byron :) basically i just enjoy collaborating so much, and the concept of reflective is really about how we all influence each other when our mind's ricochet off each other's imagination, and so i just started loving that theme, and now it just doesnt feel natural to stop. i had like half of it be just all original tunes, and i pushed some of those off for part 5 to make room for more collaborative mashups...
— when i started getting into music i was 12 or 13, and i learned some basics on guitar, but then just started remixing shit... learning a Nirvana song or a Black Sabath song, and then learning how to play it in reverse, or like backwards, slow down to half time, and record that and then play on top of it, and just weird experimentation.... i started playing in a band right away [embarrasingly enough, freshmen year of high school we were called DECAY of HUMANITY and all were just urgently trying to grow our hair out haha]
— but yah, all my early experiences with music were playing with people, i learned rythmn that way, how to keep tempo or hold down a beat by keeping up with 4 or 5 other humans in real time....
— Drum Circles too... the chaos of a full moon drum circle with like 50 people out under the moonlight.... that taught me how to hold it down so that thefirst time i ever tried turntables it was instantaneous... beat matching was very simple at that point, and collaborative interaction was something which really was at the core of inspiration
— in the early days for me DJing was very collaborative because of course you are interacting with the crowd, but also i was very involved in the back end of each event or full moon party, in terms of making them happen, scouting out the land, helping park cars, set up sound systems, etc... so there was always heavy collaboration
— i also love film... i love how its the summary of such a HUGE team... it makes zero sense to me that music should be just ONE person... i mean, it CAN be, but its just way more fun to work with others, or at least to reflect :)
-Will you be driving your beach cart around the resort from afar or will you join the mother fucking party at deja? 😝🏖️😎
— probably a bit of both - i really want to hit up the open decks sessions.i honestly am looking forward to quality time with so many people heading down there, lots of old friends too. i had hoped to get some DJ workshops going also, but... at this point we are just flinging everything at the wall and seeing what sticks... i'm pretty sure we wanna do DEJAVOOM 2020, so this is almost like a testing ground for ideas for next year :)
— im never not on tour :)
— oh GOOOOOODNESSS, there is one in particular which i was flipping for some WCLF bizness and jeses F christ its just so fuckin hot. AH :) so much goodness>...
— although ironically i have been working with a lot of MCs live the past few weeks, just literally finished a session with some grime MCs in london about an hour ago [RD from "Heavyweight Sound" who it turns out he is the son of 1 half of the Ragga Twins...i just found that out kind of trippin]
— i wanna tell you some of the jams i have been feeling most, but id rather save for a set..if i tell you now you'll just go listen, so i gotta keep it under wraps for now :)
— muchos amor :)
— i havent made it yet :)
— jujuuuuuuuuu :)
— i know! travel safe :)
— hey chelsea :) yah, i hope someday somehow to get to throw down in small dark rooms with low ceilings, thats my faaaaaaave. well... or outside under the stars...or a house party... just small rooms and heavy systems :)
— :))))
— Abby i would love to....there is SO much to explore, but i will likely be on site the entire time and running around like a mad man :) i'm taking a roadtrip to the Grand Canyon in March so that will be some heavy duty exploration times :)
— at this point i have a pretty steady schedule of "reinforcements" on deck...which is basically taking an old record and refurbishing it with new sounds and layers and elements, not only remastering, but kind of just amping it up or flexing it out ...sometimes it will really change the vibe to a whole new level, other times, it just makes things a bit warmer and wider and heavier, more stereophonic :)
— AC was so live!!!!! we loved it! same with Chicago at the Spring Gathering... both of those rooms have been hard to route back to.... same with that smaller room in Atlanta where we did the "basslanta" thing in Sept 2016... i know we are trying to rock that secret location again this year... its in the works :)
— would be really great! again, its on the list. its pretty wild how many cool things are on The List. its a fuckin cool list TBA, but lord its hard to keep up with everything :)
— yes indeedy :)
— notta moment too soon :) wish we could hit that room again from Spring Gathering this year but we couldnt route it... there's a concept for one night a-brewing in the windy citayyyy tho
— thanks Ross :) thats so sweet! warms my heart right back to read this :)
— i actually had this unreleased version of it, but its REALLLLY dark, its all heavy guitars and live drums, it like finished as the normal version does, and then it sweeps into "in the wings we stay lurking searching for the right opening and then we burst in" and it was like this HELLA DARK turn, where i imagined bursting into Dick Cheney's mind while he slept and destroying him in the middle of his dream... and we were like bursting in and changing the world by basically planting Inception ideas of peace into his mind.. pretty weird... years before that movie inception.. anyways, i never released that version hhaahhaah it was too dark.
— i have a bunch of CD's in my friend's garage, i wish i could just send you one :)
— been working nonstop so its basically ideas for deja, all the content for reflective 4 and reflective 5, a new collab with UFO!!!! and some other random sheeeeeeeeeeyat. this new Naux Faux stuff is DEEEEEP too :)
— ok so i am about 9999999% positive that i finally will have a remaster of that, or part of that, for Deja, its been the goal... taking forever because all the files were on an old PC so i have been having to recreate alot of it :)
“Alright so imagine this...
Nectar, ill gates, and jansten all collab on 3 new tracks for Deja. Each one of them gets to debut one song each during the Deja event...
By time night 3 happens on Saturday we’ve gotten to hear them all...
Night 3 comes around and nectar unleashes madness upon us and plays all 3 tracks...
But here’s the twist... the 3 tracks get layered together to create one mega nasty track to close out the final set 🤯🤔🤯”
— kyle! :) its a beautiful idea :) >>> as it happens im just having them each put together an EP for Amorphous :)
— :) green tea up in THA dome :)
— heya Danielle - i made the executive decision to just not really play into that "people paid XXXX and deserve XXX" type thing. we are going so above and beyond to deliver such a wonderfully heartfelt experience, i have zero concerns nor worries that anyone who comes will have the time of their life :)
creating all the nooks and crannies has been so fun, and we are ammassing SO MANY state of the art creative minds to throw down on so many levels... i just truly could not be happier.
so if anyone wants to waste their time trying to find THE ONE THING WRONG and that's how they wanna spend their time, that's on them. in terms of artistic integrity, i am putting myself behind this one zillion percent, and we have things SO much cooler than a random WCLF set planned. :)
if i can pull it off as well, i will. By the way, i was only originally gonna play one 60 minute set, just like at Okee [we found some of the best festivals last year were just like that Okeechobee mainstage where its so deadly and an hour is perfecto] but now i'm playing three 90 minute sets, all completely unique and super distinct and customized, so im mixing in a lot of WCLF vibes into night one.... basically the theme for night one is pretty WCLF :)
but also, that whole concept isnt about "everyone getting to see".... there is no "everyone getting to see" at any festival i've ever been to.... look at a bonaroo lineup, theres zillions of artists who not everyone can see, and that's some of the magic too :) cuz if WCLF decides to show up and throw down it will only be chill and low pressure, as i already know we are going above and beyond to OVERDELIVER :)
so with the utmost graciousness, gratitude, and enthusiasm, i just decided not to take on any outside pressure for WCLF. if it happens it happens. If it happens and you're somewhere else having the time of your life that will be cool to.
— hi :) im most excited about all the various zones to explore...
The Haven is this super rad open air spot with free smoothie bar and yoga classes in the day, there is a lazer pool open late night, roaming the beach under the stars, we have a full on DOWNTEMPO ROOM called The Santuary with ambient sets and super deep throb-hop and leftfield stuff... the Lo Fi room is like this TINY nightclub, the Deja Room is a full on sick ass nightclub, the VOOM ROOM is gonna be super deadly and intense, theres a bowling alley, theres like 5 massive pools, its just all this epic adventure to explore :) so that's what im most excited about :)
— yes! on Reflective 4 me and jantsen have this tune called "Hectic" or "Its about to get hectic" and the second drop is bananarnar d&b :)
— wow....holy crap its 2019....holy crap 1999 was twentyyears ago?!??!?! dafucccccc
— yah that would be so much fun :)
— thanks Griffin, that was truly one of our all time faves :)
— that was literally me at Outside Lands like "um. dudes, your generator turned off" and some hooligan was like 'oh you blew the speakers' and we were like literally BUDDY NO. the generator is literally out of gas. that was ratchet :)
— yes i love her!!!!
So are we getting pt. 4.1 and pt. 4.2 or is that why we’re getting a pt. 5?
— part four is like Lep2018, a collab with Hailo, a collab with Peekaboo, a collab with Jantsen, some other stuff.... Part 5 will MOST LIKELY have collab with Luzcid, a collab with Dorfex, a collab with Moody Good, hopefully me and Gnar Gnar finish up another....theres a ludicrous collab with Digital Ethos... more info soon
For me whenever I get really overwhelmed or stressed I like to take long walks and just think about everything.
Lo Fi
I love what your message, your music and the people I’ve met through your music has done for me in my life — thank you for being so interactive ❤️
— just staying grateful. just allow mysefl to remember how lucky i am to be here, and POOF! you're back in a state of awe... life moves so fast, just make the most of each moment :)
— Yes! i really wanna do more of that, its so hard to navigate... the one thing about Brooklyn was being behind the screen, that was a bit weird, i prefer just a DARK room, no lights, tons of heat, big sound, but yah, the no phone thing, small intimate throwdowns... we wanna do some at Deja for sure, and will look for other opps to do them
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Team Preview: Burnley [Premier League 2017-18 - 5/20]


by GrandmasterSexay

Welcome back to the Premier League Previews series, a series where a fan gives an overview of his team for your perusal, and I get an excuse to take pot-shots at other clubs. This will run until the eve of the Premier League, taking a look at each club in turn. Today we look at Burnley, the smallest town in the Premier League, birthplace of Sir Ian McKellen and the Bene 'n' Hot cocktail.

Last season

Pos P W D L GF GA GD Points
16 38 11 7 20 39 55 -16 40
They came, they saw, they survived. Rise, Mill Town. Rise.
The biggest achievement from the club in recent history was not only to avoid relegation, but stay out of the relegation zone throughout their campaign. They were even flirting around the top half for a month in the middle of the season. Little complaints from Turf Moor as it became a scary place to visit, taking points off of eventual champions Chelsea. Beating the likes of Liverpool and Everton as well, a lot of Europe chasing clubs found it hard to get their points. Even Arsenal had to resort to a handball goal to get three points. Away from home... was another story. A few "almosts", a highlight was the defensive performance of the season against Manchester United to grind out a 0 - 0 draw. But the fact of the matter was the Clarets had only one single win away from home against Crystal Palace. Much is to be improved on their travels, but despite such a shocking away record they stayed up and (almost) comfortably too for a club of their size, stature and finances.
Despite this being a third attempt at the Premier League in 7 years, this accomplishment was still the understated story of the season as the club had about as much pulling attraction to incoming players as the guy in the Dragonball Z merchandise does at a Nightclub. This was strung to the point where they had to spring extra for players in the league below in the hopes they enjoyed top tier football for the same wages in a club that may or may not be in said top tier next season. Dyche loves a good moan about finances but, as always, they rang true as they were forced to break the transfer record twice over to get other clubs to sell in a market gone mad... that was if they actually sold at all. The locals were talking about this "Bid Rejected" lad down t' pub for a while...
In summary regards to transfers for the previous season, eventual record signing Robbie Brady sblounskched this erectile dysfunction cure past Courtois in the match against Chelsea and then did a whole load of absolutely nothing. Defour played well and then was dropped for no reason (all jokes aside, he had been suffering from previous injury problems to the point he couldn't play a full 90 the entire season). Jeff Hendrick provided that much needed at-least-he's-not-David Jones quality in the centre of midfield alongside Ashley Westwood who, despite essentially being brought in for when Joey Barton got banned, was an improvement over him. Hendrick did give us this though. That was nice of him. Guðmundsson was our best winger when he wasn't injured... which was the majority of the season. In all honesty, most of the team's best players were those that were brought up in the promotion season.
Top striker Andre Gray was banned for his comments on Twitter from 5 years ago and a returning hero Barton was banned later in the season for his betting problems. Despite this, it was as if there were no problems at all as 3rd times the charm. Another season in the Premier League. With fierce rivals Blackburn Rovers being relegated to the 3rd tier of English football, it's good to be a Claret right now. Feel free to join the bandwagon.

This Season

You won't find much flash out of Lancashire this season. The Republic of Ireland National Side Burnley aim to retain that fortress at the Turf and survive to live yet another season. Sean Dyche's signings don't seem to evoke an intensely negative or positive of a reaction. "Typical" would be the term, "sensible" would be another. Premier League workhorses Jon Walters, Jack Cork and Phil Bardsley join the ranks with Charlie Taylor defecting across the Pennines to a more stable club to compete for Stephen Ward's place who, despite being one of Burnley's best players and unsung heroes last season, is creeping into his 30's. But that's the Dyche way. Stability and strength in pure grit. It won't be a masterclass in footballing skill but it'll be the toughest workforce to break down.
As for departures, Burnley made a small fortune by selling England International Michael Keane to Everton. Hopefully this isn't going to affect the team harshly as James Tarkowski is being bled in to replace him in the back 4 alongside (the arguably better than Keane) Ben Mee. George Boyd also leaves the club after helping them in both their promotion and their survival fight. This leaves room for Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson or Scott Arfield to compete for a place in the side alongside Robbie Brady on the opposite wing, that is if Walters isn't played there as pre-season has him up front. The most recent departure was hot prospect Tendayi Darikwa as he moves closer to home at Nottingham Forest. It's going to be tougher than last time around. Newcastle are a force under Benitez, Huddersfield spending big... and worse, no Sunderland to prop up the table. But with the money from Keane's sale, a reinvestment into key areas is vital for survival. Will sensible finances mean sensible decisions come game time?
Player Type From To Fee(£m)
Jack Cork Perm Swansea City Burnley £8m Link
Jon Walters Perm Stoke City Burnley £2m Link
Michael Keane Perm Burnley Everton £30m Link
All incoming/outgoing transfers Full 2016-17 squad
3 4, apparently, players to watch out for
Steven Defour Risky putting him on the list as he may have a foot out the door. But recently had shown signs he wishes to stay and if he can shake off his injury troubles once and for all, he will be far-and-away Burnley's best player.
Ben Mee Statistically a better player than Michael Keane, but a little older so not worth as much. Will have to pick up the slack now that his partner Keane is gone with either James Tarkowski or recent Ireland call-up and Burnley development product Kevin Long.
Jon Walters Burnley's first signing of the season has played well during pre-season and perhaps the missing link to compliment Dyche's, for a lack of a better term, negative style of football. Could very well be the man to bring in the odd goal away from home.
Scott Arfield
I know this makes it four players but a lot of Canadians browse this subreddit so... here you go. Arfield doesn't have much competition with George Boyd being sold to Sheffield Wednesday so he may see more game time and was the preferred choice over Guðmundsson after his injury.
What the fans think
Thanks to /Burnley for their help.

How do you think this season will go?
I think we overperformed last year as after the first match week we didn't drop into the bottom three once. This time around I think it will be a lot harder for us with the current squad we have but I just have a sneaking feeling we will end up 16th again.
I'm a lot more confident of survival this year, 14th place finish would be excellent.
Which player is going to be your star of the season and why?
Our star player, if played every game in his favourite position, is Steven Defour. he is undoubtedly our most gifted player. he can spot a pass, has a great touch and he's no stranger to a wonder goal. whether he has the toughness required for this league remains to be seen.
In terms of raw ability, Defour is easily our best player. Whether he is given the game time to shine is another matter and I'll choose Gudmunddson as our star. He had injury problems last year but whenever he played he look exciting and with a full pre-season under him I expect him to shine.
How do you think the team will line up?
 Heaton Lowton - Tarkowski - Mee - Taylor Gudmundsson - Cork - Defour - Brady Barnes - Gray 

Heaton, Lowton - Tarkowski - Mee - Ward, Gudmundsson - Cork - Hendrick - Brady, Walters - Gray

Wrap Up

by NickTM

Summary: Burnley stayed up on the back of pragmatism and home form, but will the prosaic style of Sean Dyche be enough to keep them up again?
What to say: To all my little Burnleymaniacs, embrace the grind, win at home and you will never go wrong!
What you might end up saying: If we turned these workhorses into glue, do you reckon we could sell it and buy someone with an ounce of flair?
Why to like them: Sean Dyche is a decent one for press conference. There's a charming old school air to the club. The squad has a smattering of easy to root for, underrated triers like Ben Mee and Jack Cork.
Why to dislike them: Andre Gray is a top class dickhead. The entire style of the club from top to bottom is permeated with pragmatism, which can wear a little. They're just so bland.
If the team was a Simpsons character, it would be: Kent Brockman. A reassuring old school type, Kent Brockman and Burnley share their ethics of hard work and general confusion in the face of any innovations past the year 2000.

Vote for where you think Burnley will finish here.

Other previews:
Huddersfield | Brighton | Newcastle | Watford
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Match Thread: Chelsea vs. Liverpool

Chelsea vs Liverpool


Match Day 26
Kick-off: Sunday, 6th of Feb 2011 at 4.00pm GMT (11am East Coast, 3am Sydney)
Location: Stamford Bridge, Chelsea, London
Referee: Andre Marriner (16 matches, 2 red cards)
Assistant referees: Scott Ledger & Adam Watts
Fourth official: Kevin Friend
Previous Fixture: Liverpool won 2-0 at Anfield with Fernando Torres scoring two goals. The match marked the beginning of a form slump for the title holders. Soccernet Match Report
Television: Live on Sky Sports 1 (UK), Fox Sports (Aus) and Fox Soccer Channel (USA)
Websites: Liverpool Latest News, Chelsea Latest News

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Match News

Match Trivia

Pre-Match Press Quotes

We are more important than any player they have got. We'll play against whoever they put on the pitch. I would expect they would relish the battle against him [Torres] but they have competed brilliantly against everyone since I have come in
-- Kenny Dalglish, Liverpool Manager


Site Links
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Live Streams

Streams will be updated 30-15 minutes before the game. Check back here
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Match Odds

The price on Liverpool has been shifting a lot while Chelsea have shortened. A lot of money on Torres to score at $2.20
Agency Chelsea Draw Liverpool
SportingBet 1.53 3.70 5.75
William Hill 1.57 3.75 6.00
Bet365 1.57 4.00 6.00
Betfair 1.64 4.30 6.00
Bets: 2-2 is $19, while Chelsea to lead at half time and Liverpool to win is paying $41


Pos Team P W D L F A D P
1 Man Utd 25 15 9 1 55 24 31 54
2 Arsenal 25 15 5 5 54 27 27 50
3 Man City 26 14 7 5 42 22 20 49
4 Chelsea 24 13 5 6 46 21 25 44
5 Tottenham 25 12 8 5 35 27 8 44
6 Sunderland 26 9 10 7 32 31 1 37
7 Liverpool 25 10 5 10 33 31 2 35
8 Bolton 26 8 9 9 36 37 -1 33
9 Stoke 25 10 3 12 31 32 -1 33
10 Newcastle 25 8 7 10 40 38 2 31


Chelsea Liverpool
Top Scorers Florent Malouda 9 Fernando Torres
Didier Drogba 9 Steven Gerrard
Salomon Kalou 7 Dirk Kuyt
Nicolas Anelka 6 Maxi Rodríguez
Assists Didier Drogba 8 Steven Gerrard
Yellows Branislav Ivanovic 7 Fernando Torres
Reds Michael Essien 1 Lucas
Last 5 (home/away) W-D-W-D-L W-L-L-L-L
Last 5 W-W-W-L-D W-W-W-D-L
Avg. Scored1 2.2
Avg. Conceeded1 0.6
*1. Average at home for home team, away for away team *

Last 5 Results

Chelsea Result Liverpool Result
Sunderland (A) 4-2 Stoke (H) 2-0
Bolton (A) 4-0 Fulham (H) 1-0
Blackburn (H)) 2-0 Wolves (A) 3-0
Wolves (A) 0-1 Everton (H) 2-2
Aston Villa (H) 3-3 Blackpool (A) 1-2



In doubt:
Possible Starting (unconfirmed)
No. Player Pos
1 Petr Cech GK
17 José Bosingwa RB
2 Branislav Ivanovic CB
26 John Terry CB
3 Ashley Cole LB
5 Michael Essien CM
12 Jon Obi Mikel CM
8 Frank Lampard CM
39 Nicolas Anelka RW
9 Fernando Torres ST
11 Didier Drogba LW
No. Player Pos
22 Ross Turnbull GK
4 David Luiz CB
15 Florent Malouda F
19 Paulo Ferreira D
21 Solomon Kalou F
51 Josh McEchran M
43 Sala


In doubt:
Starting (Confirmed - LFC)
No. Player Pos
25 Reina GK
23 Jamie Carragher CB
34 Skrtel CB
5 Agger CB
34 Kelly RWB
2 Johnson LWB
21 Lucas CM
8 Gerrard CM
17 Maxi Rodríguez LM
4 Meireles CAM
18 Kuyt ST

Live Updates

Min Action
33' FUCK!! MAXI!!
45' HALF TIME - Awesome Game. Torres had one chance, runs onto a ball from Drogba that was cut across goal. Brilliant last second block from Carragher. And then there was Maxi. Maxi, maxi maxi. No doubt that video will be all over reddit within an hour.
65' SUBSTITUTION CHELSEA Solomon Kalou (9M pounds) has come on for Fernando Torres (50M pounds)
90' FULL TIME what a game, what a weekend!
(Apologies for not keeping up a running game log. I got a bit carried away watching the game. Almost had a heart attack)

Match Overview

Chelsea 0 Liverpool 1
Meireles 68'
_____________________ ___ _____________________ ___

Match Stats

Chelsea Liverpool
0(0) Shots (on Goal) 0(0)
0 Fouls 0
0 Corner Kicks 0
0 Offsides 0
0% Possession 0%
0 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
0 Saves 0

Match Reports

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[Pre Match Thread] Manchester City Vs. Arsenal

Manchester CityVSArsenal
My first time doing this so excuse me my inevitable mistakes and PM me so I can fix.


Competition: Barclays Premier League (League Table)
Venue: Etihad Stadium
Kick off: 16:00 local time
Referee: Mike Dean
TV times: Find your television station here

League form

Manchester City go into today's game boasting the 2nd best form in the league with 14 points out of a possible 18, only the Saints have performed better over the past 6 games. Arsenal on the other hand are close behind with 13 out of a possible 18, but it's on the road were recently Arsenal haven't looked like their usual impressive selves, only being able to amass 7 points from their last 6 league games. Meanwhile at home City have only lost once this season with a shock defeat to Stoke 3 games deep into the league. So this is a game with a team with a recently shaky away record visiting the fortress that is the Etihad with City proving virtually unstoppable. But this is the Premier League, form very rarely matters.
: W W W D W D
: W D W W L W
Previous league meetings: 1-1 2-0 6-3 1-1 2-2 0-0
Manchester City are unbeaten in their last 6 league games against Arsenal, although they did lose in the Community Shield to Arsenal at Wembley back in August 3-0. Pellegrini defended that loss by stating that he believed the lack of several first team members due to injury and lack of fitness had a negative effect on the Citizens. In September, Arsenal managed to hold the defending champions to a 2-2 draw at the Emirates which Wenger believes proves the Gunners can match Manchester City on the same pitch, but playing at the Etihad stadium is not an easy task as we'll see below.

Last corresponding meeting

The last time Arsenal visited the Etihad they were the subject to a 6-3 humiliating loss at the hands of Manchester City. Wenger believes this result will have no effect on today's game;
It [6-3] was not at all [a reflection of the game], if you look at the chances on both sides. They scored some of the goals in the last 20 minutes, when we were down to 10 men and had to go forward. We missed chances over there. Every game is different though. If you play 10 times against the same team, 10 times it will be different. So let’s just focus on the performance of the day. - Wenger
Man. City 6-3 Arsenal
'13 1-0 Aguero '31 1-1 Walcott
'38 2-1 Negredo
'50 3-1 Fernandinho
'63 3-2 Walcott
'65 4-2 Silva
'87 5-2 Fernandinho '94 5-3 Mertesacker
'95 6-3 Toure (p)
Thanks to FredSports for the GIFS. RIP

Team News

- Arsenal are likely to be boosting in attack this game with the return of Walcott and Ozil after coming off the bench in the second half against Stoke City in their 3-0 win last game. It is also being reported that Gibbs is likely to make his return against City. Chambers has recovered from his illness and could also feature. According to this tweet, Wenger has named new signing Krystian Bielik in the squad.
Arsenal will definitely be without; Welbeck (thigh), Debuchy (shoulder), Arteta (ankle), Gnabry (knee), and Diaby (diabism). And luckily for Manchester City fans they will be pleased to know that they will be protected from any obscenity from Wilshere this game with the Englishman also reported to be out with an ankle injury.
- Manchester City will have Aguero and Kompany back fit and possibly playing today with them both making the substitutes bench against Everton in their 1-1 draw at Goodison. Dzeko has also been declared fit by Pellegrini.
Former Gunner Nasri is out with a calf injury suffered in training this week and is expected to be out for 3-4 weeks. Yaya Toure will also miss the game today due to international duty with the Ivory Coast.

Starting 11

- Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany (C), Demichelis, Clichy, Fernandinho, Fernando, Navas, Silva, Milner, Aguero.
Subs - Caballero, Mangala, Sagna, Kolarov, Lampard, Jovetic, Dzeko
- Ospina, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla, Alexis, Giroud
Subs - Szczesny, Gibbs, Chambers, Flamini, Rosicky, Ozil, Walcott

The managers speak

"You have many games when you know you will be judged on your potential," he said. "Manchester City is one of them. Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool are other games that people have a close eye on to judge your potential. "The history will not play a big part in this game. It's the performance of the day that will play the biggest part and the only important part. "I believe we have consistency. Last year, we did not win the championship only for that reason. We did not perform in the top games away from home. "I believe we have the potential now to be much more stable and to show that we can do it." "For many years [our record in the biggest games] was our strength and, in the last two years, it is true that it has been a weakness. I think we are mature enough now to rectify it."
Pellegrini on Sanchez:
"I think Alexis is a very good player," the City manager said of his Chilean compatriot, who scored twice against Stoke City last weekend to take his tally of Barclays Premier League goals to 12. "He is having a very good season in England. It is not easy for a player in his first season here to score so many goals. "Alexis is repeating what he did in the last two seasons at Barcelona and scoring a lot of goals. "I am very happy for him because he is a young player and very enthusiastic player and improving."

Match Stats from Opta

  • The last seven Barclays Premier League games between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium have seen 28 goals scored.
  • Alexis Sanchez has been involved in more goals (19 – 12 goals and seven assists) than any other player in the Premier League this season.
  • There have been six red cards in the last nine Premier League matches between these two sides.
  • Arsenal’s away form this season is patchy with four wins, four defeats and three draws in their 11 Premier League road trips.
  • In contrast, City’s home form under Manuel Pellegrini has been impressive with 25 wins from 29 Premier League games under his stewardship at the Etihad Stadium (W25 D2 L2).
  • Arsenal are the only team to score three goals at the Etihad in a Premier League game during Manuel Pellegrini’s reign – but this was in a 3-6 defeat.
  • Only Chelsea (11) have won more Premier League games away at Manchester City than Arsenal (10).
  • Manchester City are unbeaten in their last 12 Premier League matches (W9 D3 L0).
  • Only West Ham (14) have scored more headed goals than the Gunners this season (8).
  • Manchester City have conceded at least two goals in each of their last two Premier League home games. They haven’t shipped two or more goals in three consecutive home Premier League games since October 2002.
Betting odds:
Manchester City 5/6, Draw 11/4, Arsenal 10/3.
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Team Preview: Bournemouth [Premier League 2017-18 - 12/20]

A.F.C. Bournemouth

by NineFeetUnderground

Welcome back to the Premier League Previews series, a series where a fan gives an overview of his team for your perusal, and I get an excuse to take pot-shots at other clubs. This will run until the eve of the Premier League, taking a look at each club in turn. Today we're popping our Bournemouth cherry with a trip to the south coast.

Last season

Pos P W D L GF GA GD Points
9 38 12 10 16 55 67 -12 46
Things started fairly well, despite being narrowly robbed by West Ham and beaten by both Manchester sides our early skirmishes included beating a very strong Everton team 1-0 with a superb performance, smashing Hull 6-1 and a creditable 0-0 draw against a (usually) free scoring Spurs side.
Things started to go awry around christmas and our defence became a meme- consistently conceding three goals (at least) every game (in seven out of eight games between November and January). Despite this horrendous spell the period did contain two of our most memorable games- Beating Liverpool 4-3 after being 3-1 down (Thanks Karius!) and a rare tactical error from Howe allowing Arsenal to claw back a 3-0 defecit to draw 3-3.
Eddie Howe always pulls it around in March though, and after a spirited draw at Old Trafford which will forever be remembered for Mings vs Zlatan, we only lost 2 more games all year, to Chelsea and Tottenham. Given that by all accounts we have the 17th highest wage bill in the division 9th should be recognised as an enormous achievement and a testament to the faith Howe has in his attacking football.
To sum up, aside from an 11 game spell through xmas in January the side competed well and never really looked in trouble of relegation, so I’m going to get on my soapbox about Eddie Howe’s deplorable attitude to cup competitions. After previous seasons where Howe would have played the under 10’s team if he could, all of us Cherries knew what to expect- but Howe peaked this year with one of the worst cup performances in the history of the club, an insult to fans. Selecting one of the most bizarre squads ever which included winger Marc Pugh at right back and Lewis Grabban ludicrously used as a professional footballer (I'm so, so sorry Sunderland fans), the 3-0 to League 1 Milwall should be a sign to Howe that things need to improve this year, especially as we also went out to Preston in the EFL cup. It’s no insult to the teams who quite soundly beat us to say that Howe’s selection and attitude to the defeats was disappointing to all of Bournemouth’s supporters.

This Season

Whisper it quietly but for the first time since we came up I don’t expect we’ll be in trouble this year. My Dad always says ‘are there 3 worse sides in the division?’, and unless things change enormously between now and the end of the transfer window I think most fans would agree that on paper there are more than three. As a result I would be extremely surprised if we ended up going down. Having said that 46 was such a low number of points to finish in 9th position it wouldn’t surprise me at all if we matched or beat last season’s total but still finished in the bottom half. 13th is my best guess, but if everything clicks at the back and we stay injury free I don’t think we’ll be scared of many teams. Steve Cook basically is our defence, on his own, so you can dismiss all of the above positivity if he does get a long term injury. We’d immediately find ourselves in real trouble.
-To take a point from Manchester City. We’ve never even got close to looking competitive against them and they’ve smashed us 15-1 on aggregate over the 4 times we’ve played them.
-Finally beat Watford. We’ve now drawn four games in a row and six of the last seven, beating them only once. Given that their fans have this weird obsession with us I’d love to do the double over them this year, especially as me & Whiffers have a charity bet on who’ll finish higher.
-Finally, finally sort out the defence. Signing Ake and Begovic is a huge help, but tactics also contribute to our leaky back line.
-Dignified, and serious cup performances. (See above)
Player Type From To Fee(£m)
Nathan Ake Perm Chelsea Bournemouth 20 Link
Asmir Begovic Perm Chelsea Bournemouth 10 Link
Jermain Defoe Perm Sunderland Bournemouth 0 Link
All incoming/outgoing transfers Full 2016-17 squad
3 players to watch out for
Lewis Cook Everyone is saying 'why don't Bournemouth want Wilshere back' and the truth is, of course we would want him back- if we didn't have Lewis Cook. Whisper it quietly, but he looks like he has the potential to be even better. After recovering from a broken foot last year his performances at the back end of last season showed real talent, backed up by winning the U-20 world cup as captain. He needs to improve his pass completion in the final third and maintain posession a little more often but I have a feeling this will be a huge season for him.
Nathan Ake Signed for a club record £20M he gives Eddie Howe an interesting dilemma at the heart of defence. Club Captain Simon Francis has been starting here since we were promoted but he now looks like his best years are behind him at times. I've picked him as a player to watch not just because he's our record signing, but because it's going to be a big change to the dynamic at the heart of defence. Steve Cook, Charlie Daniels and Simon Francis have been playing as a unit since we were in the third tier. Will Ake cock it up or finally fix our "concede three goals per game" defensive frailties?
Dan Gosling Conclusive proof that if Eddie Howe is your manager it doesn't matter how poor your first touch is, as long as you run your absolute tits off you've got a job for life. Prepare for some comedy gold, energetic, error strewn performances. Inexplicably a fan's favourite but odds on to be bloody entertaining for all the wrong reasons on Match of the Day.
What the fans think
Thanks to /AFCBournemouth for their help.
How do you think this season will go?
I think the season will be good. I feel we have more depth than we have had in the past and should be able to compete strongly with anyone all season. I like to think that 8th is somewhere we can finish but there will be steady competitition for that spot. I believe we'll finish anywhere from 8th to 10th.
We will stay up again, but potentially a little lower in the standings and maybe a few less points as last year. For a team that can beat anyone and lose to anyone i think form is always going to be an issue. I hope that when we do struggle it's not for too long. After 2 good seasons I wouldn't want to find us in the relegation zone, young team may feel the pressure. On a more positive note, I think Eddie will want a cup run this year which I'm hoping will mean a quarter final in one of the cups.
Which player is going to be your star of the season and why?
Hard to say a star of the season because we're very much a team. Last seasons player of the year, steve cook, will be in with a big shout and if Defoe or king can get 15 goals so will they. Ake will be a dark horse too.
I think Lewis Cook is going to be a big star and I think Cook will get an England call up.
How do you think the team will line up?
---S. Cook------Daniels---------Aké------------Mings/Cargill-----
Bench: Ibe/Stanislas, Mousset, Boruc, Defoe/Afobe, Mings/Cargill, Ramsdale(?). I can't predict the rest of the bench due to youth players such as Worthington and Surridge maybe wiggling their way in.
Ive got no big idea on how I think we'll line up. Defoe, king, ake, cook, Daniels, Arter are all nailed on but apart from then anyone could play. Stanislas will start too if he's not injured.

Wrap Up

by NickTM

Summary: A third consecutive season for the Cherries sees them strengthening their squad in all departments, but for how long can they continue to punch above their weight?
What to say: It's a whole new spiiiiine!
What you might end up saying: Who put Dan Gosling on technique training?!
Why to like them: Plucky underdogs. Jermain Defoe was well-liked before the Bradley Lowery story, but now is verging on footballing sweetheart terrain. Eddie Howe's a canny young manager with a rare eye for a tactical switch.
Why to dislike them: Despite playing decent enough stuff when on the ball, Bournemouth have no qualms about snippy rotational fouling which is enough to annoy anyone. Artur Boruc won't be starting, which means we won't get many comedy moments from the goalkeeper.
If the team was a Simpsons character, it would be: Ned Flanders. The upbeat nature of Bournemouth in general does tend to get a little grating.

Vote for where you think Bournemouth will finish here.

Huddersfield | Brighton | Newcastle | Watford | Burnley | Swansea | Crystal Palace | Stoke | Leicester | West Ham | West Brom
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Team Preview: Manchester City [Premier League 2016-17 - 17/20]

Manchester City

by domalino

Welcome to this year's Premier League Previews series. This will be a series running until the eve of the Premier League, taking a look at each club in turn. Today we take the short trip across the city, from Trafford to Beswick, as we take a look at Manchester City.

Last season

Pos P W D L GF GA GD Points
4 38 19 9 10 71 41 +30 66
Where did it all go wrong? Last season, City burst out of the starting gate with 5 consecutive wins without conceding a goal. Things were looking very good indeed, with Raheem Sterling injecting some much needed pace into the attack, and record signing Kevin De Bruyne arriving to further boost City fans hopes that 14/15 was just a blip. Unfortunately it wasn't to be, and not long after bad results against West Ham and Spurs, injuries to key players mounted up rapidly and robbed the season of any momentum. Kompany's season was painful to watch as a City fan, an injury to David Silva's ankle picked up on international duty took months to clear up, Samir Nasri's freak accident ruled him out for the season and Pablo Zabaleta suffered his first major injury in a 12 year professional career.
With the squad thinned out, cracks soon began to appear in Pellegrini's side and the football became slow and predictable as opponents seemed to have completely figured out how to deal with the attack which had been so devastating when the Chilean arrived 2 seasons before. What had been talked about as an experienced title winning side, was now being described as too old and past it - and the performances made it hard to argue otherwise, although a League Cup victory did offer a glimmer of hope that there was still some life left in the team.
Despite an incredible run of 21 league games without recording back to back victories, City managed to stay in touch with the title race until the end of February, where brutal consecutive losses to Leicester, Spurs and Liverpool finally finished off our title hopes. Most people could see that we were long gone at that point, and more than a few people's focus had shifted to a Champions League campaign and Pep Guardiola's now confirmed arrival.
The Champions League campaign offered some remorse to City fans - clear, unmistakeable progress in a competiton we've found it hard to succeed in since entering 5 years ago. Good performances in the usual "Group of Death" resulted in topping the group for the first time, and good performances against Kiev and PSG meant reaching the Semi-finals for the first time, going out to the eventual winners.

This Season

It may have taken 4 years, but finally Txiki Begiristain convinced his old pal Pep to swap Bavaria for Manchester and the mood around the club is one of excitement and expectation. Everything around the club seems to have been turned up to 11 as the football world's spotlight has focused on us more than ever before, and the new manager seems to be taking it all in his stride, from an unveiling in front of 5,000 fans, to an interview with Noel Gallagher and even a series of interviews with fans in the back of a taxi.
The transfer window seems to be mirroring the feeling of a new era at the club, with summer recruits John Stones (22), Gabriel Jesus (21), Oleksandr Zinchenko (19) and Leroy Sané (20) representing a clear change of strategy in the transfer market with a shift of emphasis towards building for the future, while Ilkay Gundogan (25) and Nolito (29) represent the need to keep delivering results in the short term as well. There's definitely the feeling that the team Roberto Mancini built 5 years ago is on it's way out, but many of his players may yet have key contributions to make.
On the football side of things, the summer has probably not been ideal in terms of preparation. Euro 16, and then a preseason trip to China where games were cancelled has meant only 3 official pre-season friendlies, and another behind closed doors with St. Johnstone. There are clear signs of what Guardiola wants to do, but it's embryonic, there's going to be quite a few bumps in the road in the early days and weeks of the season as new signings settle in and the squad tries to come to terms with the drastic changes.
Player Type From To Fee(£m)
Ilkay Gündoğan Perm Bor. Dortmund Man City 20 Link
Nolito Perm Celta Vigo Man City 13.8 Link
Leroy Sane Perm Schalke Man City 37 Link
Gabriel Jesus Perm Palmeiras Man City 27 Link
John Stones Perm Everton Man City 47.5 Link
All incoming/outgoing transfers Full 2016-17 squad
3 players to watch out for
John Stones Another big money CB coming to Manchester City, John Stones might find himself indispensable to Guardiola very quickly if injuries to Vincent Kompany, expected back in September, don't go away. The ball playing centre-back is anything from Rio Ferdinand's heir, a prototype Gerard Pique or the most overrated defender in the history of the game, depending on who you ask. What is certain though, is that he's exactly the kind of defender Guardiola wants to have in the team, and with a CB pairing of Kolarov and Fernando starting last weekend, he's definitely needed. Definitely a work in progress, but everyone will be watching to see if he can reach his potential under Pep.
Kevin De Bruyne Last years club record signing made an immediate impact on the pitch, with 16 goals and 14 assists not telling the entire story - we were awful when he was injured. A year later, and now settled in England and more used to the Premier League, could this be a threshold season? Despite brilliant performances, there's much more to come from the Belgian #10, and with Guardiola preferring proper wingers in the wide areas, he's more likely to find himself occupying his favoured central position.
Kelechi Iheanacho Just over 12 months ago, very few people knew who Kelechi Iheanacho was, but the young Nigerian forced his way past Wilfried Bony as Sergio Aguero's deputy, by grabbing hold of every chance Manuel Pellegrini gave him. Last season his opportunities were often limited to late substitutions, where he attracted headlines for his clinical finishing, but now with a season under his belt, and a manager who's never been afraid to trust youth, hopefully we will get to see the brilliant passing and playmaking that he's also capable of.
What the fans think
Thanks to /MCFC for their help.
How do you think this season will go?
"There are so many variables at stake it's ridiculous. Perhaps our only consistent performer in the entire squad is Fernandinho- all players last season were wildly inconsistent for the most part with players Kun and De Bruyne shining in games like against Chelsea and in the Champions League respectively, but having nothing to show in big games like the Derby. How well Pep can adjust to the league both tactically and in instilling a positive mentality in a heavily changed squad will determine how well City perform in all games this season."
"Last season Pellegrini was a dead man walking, both in terms of his employment status and his general demeanour, so if nothing else I expect to see a little more effort this time around. Tactical fluency would be a bonus."
Which player is going to be your star of the season and why?
"It's a tough question. We have so many new additions and exciting prospects so it's hard to tell. Fernandinho seems like Pep kind of player. Pep likes versatility and said himself that Dinho can play 10 positions. Dinho has also been one of our most consistent players. Many might say he's one of our most important players as he rarely has a "bad" match and always runs his ass off."
"Aguero is my obvious and easy choice. So I'll instead go with Sterling - the new additions are going to put pressure on him to perform. But he will come out fighting this year and Pep will play football that will help him far more than Pellegrini did. I think he will be immense this year and will start to shut up the media who have done nothing but slate him since he joined."
How do you think the team will line up?
 Hart (Caballero) Sagna Kompany Otamendi Clichy (Zabaleta) (Stones) (Denayer) (Angelino) Fernandinho (Fernando/Garcia?) De Bruyne Gündoğan (Silva) (Delph) Sané Agüero Sterling (Navas) (Iheanacho) (Nolito) 
"This is a tough one to answer. Between the 4 competitions, our current injuries, and every PL club plays differently, I bet we will see a ton of variety in formations. If everyone was healthy and in-form for Saturday's opener, I'd expect to see something like this"

Wrap Up

by NickTM

Summary: Huge outlays have signalled intent, but will the presence of Pep Guardiola finally result in some European success to go with the domestic achievements?
What to say: Pep Guardiola is the best manager in the world, and now he has unlimited funds to play with.
What you might end up saying: All right, Vincent, where does it hurt this time?
Why to like them: When they’re on song, Man City are the most attractive to watch side in the league. Pep Guardiola brings with him a track record for footballing aesthetics, and if he can get the likes of Kevin de Bruyne, Sergio Aguero and the wonderful David Silva fit and on form then they’ll be a joy to observe.
Why to dislike them: Alternatively, there’s something of the air of unshakeable cool confidence to Guardiola that makes you want to see some team filled with big nasty bastards smash their way to victory over him so you can see him cry. The giant cavern filled with stacks of gold bars underneath the Etihad probably doesn’t help likeability either, and neither does their new Playmobil badge.
If the team was a food, it would be: Millionaire's Shortbread. Incredibly rich, but can occasionally be a little stodgy and disappointing.

Vote on where you think Manchester City will finish here.

Hull | Middlesbrough | Burnley | Sunderland | Bournemouth | Crystal Palace | West Brom | Watford | Swansea | Everton | Chelsea | Stoke | West Ham | Liverpool | Southampton | Manchester United
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Draft Kings Soccer 2/7

It's Derby Day in England with 7 games on the table. Leading the day off will be the North London Derby with Tottenham hosting Arsenal, and ending with the Merseyside Derby where Everton host city neighbors Liverpool.
English Premier League Matches 2/7/2015
Home vs Away  
7:45 AM EST/4:45 PST Kickoff:
10 AM EST/7 AM PST Kickoff:
12:30 PM EST/9:30 PST Kickoff:
Moneyline Odds from Bovada Sportsbook as of 2/6/2014 10:14:41 EST (will update Friday evening need be):
Home Team vs Away Team
Tottenham +220 vs Arsenal +115
Aston Villa +1100 vs Chelsea -350
Leicester +140 vs Crystal Palace +200
Manchester City -550 vs Hull +1400
Queens Park Rangers +350 vs Southampton -125
Swansea -125 vs Sunderland +375
Everton +210 vs Liverpool +130
League Table/Latest Form:
(club's latest game is last in form list)
P Club GP W D L GF GA GD Pts Last 5 Form
1. Chelsea 23 16 5 2 52 20 +32 53 WDLWWD
2. Manchester City 23 14 6 3 46 23 +23 48 WDWDLD
3. Manchester United 23 12 7 4 39 22 +17 43 WDDLWW
4. Southampton 23 13 3 7 37 17 +20 42 WDWWWL
5. Arsenal 23 12 6 5 44 25 +19 42 WWLWWW
6. Tottenham 23 12 4 7 35 30 +5 40 WDWLWW
7. Liverpool 23 11 5 7 33 27 +6 38 WWDWWW
8. West Ham 23 10 6 7 35 27 +8 36 LLDDWL
9. Swansea 23 9 6 8 27 30 -3 33 WLDDLW
10. Stoke 23 9 5 9 26 28 -2 32 WWDLWW
11. Newcastle United 23 8 6 9 29 35 -6 30 LWDLLW
12. Everton 23 6 8 9 31 34 -3 26 LLLDDW
13. Crystal Palace 23 5 8 10 25 34 -9 23 LDDWWL
14. Sunderland 23 4 11 8 21 33 -12 23 LDLLLW
15. West Bromwich Albion 23 5 7 11 20 32 -12 22 LLDWDL
16. Aston Villa 23 5 7 11 11 30 -19 22 LDDLLL
17. Burnley 23 4 8 11 21 38 -17 20 LDDWLL
18. Hull 23 4 7 12 20 33 -13 19 WLWLLL
19. Queens Park Rangers 23 5 4 14 24 42 -18 19 LDDLLL
20. Leicester 23 4 5 14 21 37 -16 17 LWDWLL
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Daily Transfer News Thread - 08/07/2018

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Chelsea are finally starting to get going in this summer's transfer window, according to Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville.
"For me, Courtois is one of the best," the former Man Utd captain told Sky Sports' Premier League launch show.
"I absolutely love him. I know people say I’m critical of 'keepers, but I also love quite a few keepers and I absolutely love Courtois.
"He’s [Kepa] got big shoes to fill and it’s a big price. Pep Guardiola said in an interview with us that Chelsea are going to do quite a lot of business in the next few days and obviously the market talks and agents talk.
"Chelsea look like they are moving. They have been a little slow in the transfer market and a little bit less obvious in the transfer market over the last few years than they have been previously. It looks like they are making a move again."


AC Milan in talks to sign Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko on loan, according to Sky Italy.
The France international arrived from Monaco last summer for £40m.


Chelsea's potential world-record capture of Bilbao 'keeper Kepa is a big risk, according to former Spurs midfielder Ryan Mason.
"It is a big gamble," he told SSN. "It is going to be very difficult to replace Courtois because for me he is in the top three to five 'keepers in the world. He has proven that over a number of years now.
"I do not see many 'keepers who can come in and replace that. So to now go and sign someone for an extortionate amount of money that is not proven to be one of the so-called best in the world is a big risk."


West Brom striker Jay Rodriguez starts against Nottingham Forest in the Championship tonight, a match you can follow live on Sky Sports Football and
Burnley are set to make an improved offer of £18m later on Tuesday, SSN understands.


Chelsea are in advanced talks to sign Bilbao 'keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, according to Sky sources.
It is understood the 23-year-old – a Spain international with one cap – would cost the Blues £71.6m, which would be a world-record fee for a 'keeper.
Reports in Spain this evening have gone as far as to say that Chelsea’s intentions are fly the player to London on Wednesday and have him train on Thursday, with the hope he could make his debut in their season-opener against Huddersfield on Saturday.


Bournemouth have completed the £25m signing of Levante's Jefferson Lerma, according to Sky sources.


Here is a quick roundup of where we stand with today's main transfer stories...


Cardiff City striker Omar Bogle has joined Birmingham City on a season-long loan.
The deal marks a return to St Andrews for the 25-year-old, who came through City's youth ranks before being released in the summer of 2011.
Bogle dropped into non-league football with Hinckley United, Solihull Moors and Grimsby Town, who he helped secure promotion from the National League.
He joined Wigan in January 2017 but was on the move again at the end of that season, joining Cardiff for a fee of £700,000.


Man City manager Pep Guardiola has told Sky Sports' Premier League launch show that the champions will not sign anymore players this summer.
City have so far signed just Riyad Mahrez from Leicester for £60m and Claudio Gomes on a free from PSG.


Aston Villa have signed FC Ingolstadt 'keeper Orjan Nyland for an undisclosed fee.
The Norway international has agreed a three-year deal and will wear the No 1 jersey at Villa Park this season.


Leicester 'keeper Kasper Schmeichel has hit out at the "exceptionally harsh" treatment of new Burnley signing Joe Hart, saying people have very short memories.
He said: "I've known Joe for a long time and I think he's been exceptionally harshly treated in many respects.
"Not just what happened at Man City, where I don't think he was given a chance to prove what he could do, and then the whole England debacle I found that quite staggering at the time.
"But for Joe, the important thing is to get home, stay living at home and get a bit of normality back into his life."


SSN reporter Dharmesh Sheth brings us all the latest on what is going on at Chelsea as we approach TDD...


Defender David Agboola has joined Colchester following a successful trial.
The 18-year-old defender, formerly of Dagenham & Redbridge, has signed a one-year deal having caught the eye with his performances in pre-season.
Agboola will initially join Kevin Horlock’s U23 squad, who get their season under way at Hull on Sunday.


SSN reporter Mark McAdam has been updating us on Bournemouth's club-record £25m pursuit of Levante's Jefferson Lerma.
"Lerma has just been meeting Eddie Howe and various members of the Bournemouth management," he said.
"And he is now heading off to a local hospital to put the finishing touches to his medical at the club."



Right-back Moses Odubajo has returned to Brentford on a one-year deal.
Odubajo spent pre-season with the Bees as he rehabbed a serious knee injury.


Bournemouth winger Connor Mahoney has joined Birmingham on a season-long loan.
Mahoney becomes Blues boss Garry Monk’s second signing of the summer.


West Brom defender Dara O’Shea has joined Exeter City on a six-month loan.


Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui has confirmed that 'keeper Keylor Navas is part of his plans for this season.


Real Madrid have offered Chelsea Mateo Kovacic on loan in order to persuade them to sell Thibaut Courtois, say Sky sources.
Croatian midfielder Kovacic has been told he can leave Madrid this summer. They are prepared to let him join Chelsea on a season-long loan.
Chelsea will not let Courtois go until they find a replacement.


Leicester manager Claude Puel says it is important they keep Harry Maguire amid Man Utd's interest in the defender.
"For me it's good for Leicester to keep a valuable player, and it's important to show good ambition for the next season," Puel told Sky Sports News.
"I can understand some speculation about our player because he has good attributes, but I am happy to keep him and hopefully start a great season.
"We lost Riyad Mahrez, who was a very good player for us. After Riyad it was important to keep our players and add some good players to strengthen the team."


The summer transfer window closes on Thursday and you can follow all the Deadline Day news and drama with Sky Sports.
Clubs have until 5pm to do business as the window shuts for the first time before the new Premier League season starts and as managers scramble to bolster their squads before the big kick-off, we will make sure you don't miss a thing.
From timings, key dates and deal sheets to following the developments at home or on the move, here's all you need to know...


Here is a quick roundup of where we stand with some of the day's main transfer stories...
  • Thibaut Courtois seems determined to force through a move away to Real after the Chelsea 'keeper failed to report for training for the second day in a row
  • Man City 'keeper Joe Hart's future is already sorted with he former England No 1 having joined Burnley on a two-year deal
  • Sky sources are telling us Burnley make an improved £18m offer for West Brom striker Jay Rodriguez
  • Rodriguez not the only target for Sean Dyche as we understand they're in talks to sign Matej Vydra from Derby. That move would see Nakhi Wells move to Pride Park as part of the deal. If it goes through Vydra's transfer would be permanent, while Wells would move to Derby on loan...
  • Levante's Colombia international Jefferson Lerma is having a medical at Bournemouth ahead of what will be a club-record transfer


Jamie Redknapp and Danny Murphy believe Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho should make Paul Pogba his captain at Old Trafford in order to keep the France playmaker at the club.


Portsmouth boss Kenny Jackett expects new signing David Wheeler to boost the club’s goal threat.
The 27-year-old forward has joined Pompey on a season-long loan deal from QPR.
Wheeler joined the Rs last summer from Exeter but was hampered by injury and made only nine appearances, scoring one goal.
But Wheeler had netted 39 times in four seasons with Exeter before his move to Loftus Road.


Burnley are in talks to sign Matej Vydra (pictured) permanently from Derby County, with Nahki Wells moving in the other direction on loan, according to Sky sources.
Both players are understood to be ready to take medicals at their respective new clubs on Tuesday.
Vydra was set to join Leeds United, who had agreed an £11m fee with Derby, but the Czech Republic international turned down the move.
Sky Sports News understands he failed to agree personal terms with Leeds, and preferred a move to the Premier League.


Jamie Redknapp and Danny Murphy told The Debate that Chelsea should allow unsettled goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to leave Stamford Bridge.


Watford striker Harvey Bradbury, 19, has joined Oxford United on a free transfer.


Brighton have signed Billy Arce from Ecuadorian side CSD Independiente Del Valle on undisclosed terms.
The 20-year-old has signed a four-year contract with Albion, but will spend the upcoming season with the La Liga 2 club Extremadura UD on a season-long loan deal.


Shrewsbury Town midfielder Bryn Morris has joined Wycombe Wanderers on-loan until January.
The 22-year-old midfielder featured 30 times in all competitions last season, but was not included in their opening-day defeat away to Bradford.


Colchester United have signed defenderDavid Agboola from Dagenham & Redbridge on a one-year deal.


Manchester United will resist any offers for Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial while continuing their search for a centre-back, ESPN report.
Jose Mourinho has made it clear he wants to secure two more signings before Thursday’s 5pm deadline, but acknowledges that signing a defender is a priority, with Toby Alderweireld, Jerome Boateng, Harry Maguire and Yerry Mina linked with a move to Old Trafford.
As a result, United have no intention of losing Pogba or Martial, two of their high-profile players, although they are willing to listen to offers for Matteo Darmian and Marcos Rojo.


Barcelona do not have an agreement in place with Paul Pogba but the La Liga champions are working hard to sign the Manchester United midfielder.
Barca are hoping to tempt United into selling the Frenchman by putting forward cash-plus-players proposals.
Yerry Mina, Andre Gomes and Rafinha are the Catalan club’s preferred makeweights but Mundo Deportivo claim they may also be willing to consider using Ivan Rakitic or Ousmane Dembele.


Reporter Jane Dougall has been speaking on Sky Sports News to update us on the latest news regarding Thibaut Courtois at Chelsea.
She said: "We understand after failing to turn up at Wembley on Sunday, Courtois didn't turn up for training two days in a row. He was due to have talks with Maurizio Sarri yesterday, but it has been reported he will not stand in Courtois' way if he wants to leave.
"Chelsea are reluctant to let him go, though, without a new number one to replace him, which will be tricky with two days of the transfer window left."
You can see those in the frame to replace Courtois below (14.04)...


Sky Sports News reporter Jamie Weir cuts through the froth to find out what's really going to be brewing on Transfer Deadline Day.


Athletic Bilbao’s Kepa Arrizabalaga is a goalkeeper target for Chelsea, Sky Sports News understands.
With the Blues resigned to losing Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid before the deadline after he missed training for a second day today, the club are focusing their attentions on securing his replacement.
Stoke’s Jack Butland remains their first choice because of the nature of the deal, according to Sky sources, which is expected to cost them £30m if they can act quickly - but that price will rise the close to the deadline it becomes.
Arrizabalaga would cost Chelsea much more, and a fee of around £70m would make him the most expensive goalkeeper in the world - eclipsing Alisson only weeks after the Brazilian joined Liverpool.
Maurizio Sarri would also like to go for Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak, but his £89m release clause is a stumbling block.


Huddersfield are interested in signing Montpellier winger Isaac Mbenza, according to Sky sources.


Eidur Gudjohnsen's son Andri Lucas Gudjohnsen has joined Real Madrid, the 16-year-old has revealed.
Writing on Instagram after moving from Espanyol, he said: "Very excited and pleased to announce that I have signed with Real Madrid! Looking forward to the future."
The move could provide some friction in the Gudjohnsen household - dad Eidur famously turned out for Barcelona after leaving Chelsea during his playing career. And should he play for his national team at any point, he will follow in the footsteps of both his father and grandfather.


Everton and Manchester United target Yerry Mina missed Barcelona training this morning, reporter Vinny O'Connor has just confirmed to Sky Sports News.
The Colombian defender, who scored three goals from centre-back at the World Cup, is being chased by both clubs - so his absence will increase speculation over his future even more.


Brendan Rodgers has been speaking ahead of Celtic's game with AEK Athens tomorrow night (preview here), and confirmed Fulham have rejected a firm bid for Dredryk Boyata.
Rodgers said the Bhoys had knocked back the bid because "it would be very difficult for us to replace him at this late stage".


Bayer Leverkusen have signed Sweden forward Isaac Kiese Thelin on a season-long loan from Anderlecht.
The 26-year-old, who was in Sweden's World Cup squad, spent last season on loan at Belgian side Waasland-Beveren.
"He has developed excellently in the Belgian league," Leverkusen head coach Heiko Herrlich said on the club website. "Isaac is an additional option for us up front."


Sky Sports News understands Burnley will make an improved £18m offer to West Brom for striker Jay Rodriguez later today.
Sean Dyche is becoming increasingly frustrated by the situation and wants a new striker in before the deadline - it's thought Rodriguez is keen on a move back to the Premier League in his home town, but is prepared to stay and try to get Albion back into the top division if a deal can’t be done.


Leicester City have a broad agreement with Dinamo Zagreb for young defender Filip Benkovic, Sky Sports News understands, with the Croatian Under-21 international due to fly to England later today for further talks.
The deal could cost Leicester more than £10m, but it’s understood Claude Puel considers him as a good prospect for the future, rather than someone who can go straight into the first team - and is not viewed as a Harry Maguire replacement.


Swansea are in talks over a potential deal to sign Yeovil’s Tom James, according to Sky sources.
The defender’s deal to West Brom collapsed over personal terms last week, giving the Swans renewed hope.
James is predominantly a right-back can cover anywhere across the back-four - making him an attractive possible squad member.
He played in Yeovil's 1-0 defeat to Bury on Saturday - but was sent off.


He's just signed a new deal at Leeds United, but who is 17-year-old striker Ryan Edmondson? There's no test on this, but if he ends up as England's star striker remember where you heard his name first...


With Deadline Day rapidly approaching, it’s been a hectic day on the transfer front. For those just joining us, here’s a round-up of the today’s top stories...
  • Sources: Thibaut Courtois has failed to report for Chelsea training for the second day running.
  • Burnley have confirmed the signing of Joe Hart from Manchester City for an undisclosed fee on an initial two-year contract.
  • Sources: Middlesbrough winger Adama Traore is undergoing a medical ahead of a club record £18m move to Premier League new-boys Wolves.
  • Sources: West Ham close to agreeing deal to sign Arsenal striker Lucas Perez.
  • Brighton have completed the signing of winger Anders Dreyer from Danish Superliga side Esbjerg.
  • Sources: Jefferson Lerma will undergo a medical at Bournemouth today.
  • Sources: Middlesbrough are attempting an ambitious move for Everton winger Yannick Bolasie.
  • Sources: Kevin Mirallas has undergone a medical at Fiorentina this morning ahead of his season-long loan move from Everton.
  • Rangers have confirmed the signing of Croatian international full-back Borna Barisic from NK Osijek on a four year deal.


We take a look at some of Thibaut Courtois’ best Premier League saves, as the Chelsea goalkeeper continues to be linked with Real Madrid.


Leeds United striker Ryan Edmondson has signed a new three-year contract, the Sky Bet Championship club have announced.


Aitor Karanka confirms Nottingham Forest are interested in signing West Ham defender Sam Byram.


Hibernian midfielder John McGinn has arrived at Aston Villa’s training ground for talks about a possible move to the Midlands, Sky Sports News understands, but Celtic are still very much in the frame to sign him.
No fee has yet been agreed between Villa and Hibs for the 23-year-old Scotland international.
Celtic have seen several bids for McGinn rejected this summer, and it’s thought both the player and Hibs prefer a move to the English Championship.


Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has not reported for training for the second day in a row, Sky Sports News understands.


New Rangers signing Borna Barisic has vowed to repay the faith of the fans after sealing his move to Glasgow.
“I think the most important thing is that in every game I give 100 per cent,” the Croatia international told Rangers TV.
“I think the Rangers fan recognise that and I will give my heart for Ibrox – I think that is important.
“I want to give back for all the messages the fans have sent me, and all the belief the manager has shown me. I need to back all this up on the pitch, and I will do that.”


Rangers have confirmed the signing of NK Osijek captain Borna Barisic on a four-year deal.
The Croatia full-back, who scored against Steven Gerrard's side in the recent Europa League qualifiers, has joined the club for a fee believed to be around £2m.
Although he missed out on the final squad for his country's recent World Cup campaign, he has three caps at international level and is the 11th signing for Gerrard since taking over as Rangers boss.


Mateo Kovacic is closing on a season-long loan to Chelsea, reports Marca.
Kovacic trained with Real Madrid on Monday but after speaking with the club he has decided he will not train or wear their shirt again, for the time being.
He publicly announced his desire to change clubs during the World Cup and has asked the club to leave on three occasions.
The club had declared Kovacic non-transferrable and the player, who is determined to leave the Bernabeu in search of regular first-team football, did not understand their stance.
But Marca claim Madrid have given up with their efforts to keep Kovacic and the Croatia international is on the verge of joining Chelsea on a season-long loan.


Rangers complete the signing of Croatia international Borna Barisic from NK Osijek on four-year deal.


Sprint legend Usain Bolt has been handed a trial at Australian side Central Coast Mariners.
The eight-time Olympic gold medallist has committed to an indefinite training period with the A-League club, with the aim to develop him into a professional footballer.
Bolt is not guaranteed a professional playing contract but the trial presents him with an opportunity to fulfil his burning desire to play professional football.
“I am very excited about coming to Australia and would like to thank the owner and management of the Central Coast Mariners for giving me this opportunity,” Bolt said.


Up-to-the-minute transfer news from Sky Sports News, with updates on Paul Pogba, Thibaut Courtois and more!


Middlesbrough winger Adama Traore has undergone a medical at Wolves this morning, according to Sky sources.
Sky Sports News understands the 22–year-old Spaniard is now on the verge of a club-record £18m move to the newly-promoted Premier League club.
Wolves triggered Traore’s £18m release clause after an initial bid of £12m was turned down by Boro.


Hamilton have announced the signings of Delphin Tshiembe and Jacob Marsden.
Born in DR Congo, 26-year-old Tshiembe, who can operate at centre back or in central midfield, came through the youth ranks at FC Copenhagen but most recently played with AC Horsens in the Danish Superliga.
Marsden, is a 21-year-old goalkeeper who signed professional terms with Ipswich before moving into non-league to gain experience at clubs including St Ives Town and Mildenhall.


Kevin Mirallas underwent a medical at Fiorentina this morning ahead of his proposed season-long loan from Everton, according to Sky in Italy.


Adama Traore is having a medical at Wolves ahead of club-record £18m move from Middlesbrough, according to Sky sources.


Manchester City have taken to Twitter to thank Joe Hart for his 12 years of service.


Joe Hart has left Manchester City to join Burnley on an initial two-year deal.
The England international has brought a trophy-laden 12-year spell at City to an end by agreeing to move to Burnley in a deal worth around £3.5m.
Burnley have an option to his extend Hart’s contract by a further year.
The signing is a timely addition to Sean Dyche’s squad, with goalkeepers Nick Pope and Tom Heaton injured with less than three days to go until the start of the Premier League.


Burnley complete the signing of goalkeeper Joe Hart from Manchester City on initial two-year deal.


Rio Ferdinand has warned Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward not to sell Paul Pogba, amid reported interest from Barcelona.
Ferdinand, who made over 450 appearances for United during a trophy-laden 12–year spell at Old Trafford, has called on his former club to dismiss the speculation surrounding Pogba’s future and sign Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld.
"Don't you dare allow this ED... #MUFC is Pogba's home!!” Ferdinand wrote on Twitter. “Silence these rumours ASAP & get @AlderweireldTob through the door."


Barcelona have agreed terms with Paul Pogba as reports in Italy claim the La Liga champions are stepping up their pursuit of the Manchester United midfielder.
A story from the Daily Mirror, based on the Italian reports, claim Pogba has agreed a five-year deal worth £100m with Barcelona.
Sky Sports News brought you the news earlier that United had rejected a cash-plus-player offer - £45m plus Andre Gomes and Yerry Mina - from Barca for Pogba.


Middlesbrough have launched an ambitious move for Everton winger Yannick Bolasie, Sky Sports News understands.
The 29-year-old is surplus to requirements at Goodison Park and is available for around £15m, despite joining the Toffees two years ago for £26m.
Boro boss Tony Pulis knows Bolasie from his time as manager of Crystal Palace.
We understand the DR Congo international is also interesting former club Palace and Burnley, but Boro have money to spend after selling Ben Gibson and Patrick Bamford for a combined £25m this week.


Middlesbrough are attempting an ambitious move for Everton winger Yannick Bolasie, according to Sky sources.


Brighton have completed the signing of winger Anders Dreyer from Danish Superliga side Esbjerg.


Burnley are closing on the £3.5m purchase of Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart, Sky Sports News understands.
Hart has agreed a two-year deal, with an option of a further year, after personal terms were finalised late last night.
Burnley are expected to confirm the signing later today.


Joe Hart is leaving Manchester City for Burnley in deal worth around £3.5m, according to Sky sources.


The summer transfer window closes on Thursday but who still needs what ahead of Deadline Day and which players could yet leave?
Some top-flight clubs will be content with their business, while others - including Manchester United and Jose Mourinho - are keen to add further reinforcements before the cut-off time of 5pm.
Here, we assess where each Premier League club may still look to trade before this weekend's big kick-off but you can have your say on the deals you would still like to see - tweet us @SkySportsPL.
Read the feature here.


Shrewsbury Town have completed the signing of Lincoln City captain Luke Waterfall on a three-year deal.


Jefferson Lerma will have a medical at Bournemouth today ahead of his proposed move from Levante, according to Sky sources.


Ebere Eze has committed his future to Queens Park Rangers by signing a new three-year contract at Loftus Road.
The 20-year-old has agreed a two-year extension to his existing deal, and has been handed the No. 10 shirt by manager Steve McClaren.
“I am delighted to have it all sorted so I can focus completely on playing football,” Eze told the club’s official website.
“It’s a great feeling to know you have the trust of your manager, the fans and your team-mates. Everyone believes in me and it’s a real confidence boost.
“This is the best place for me at this moment in time. I know that I can be free to play how I like to play.
“If I keep my head down I have got a good opportunity to play here and that’s the main thing.”


Ebere Eze has signed a new three-year contract at Queen Park Rangers through to 2021.


Sky Sports News understands West Ham are close to agreeing deal to sign Arsenal striker Lucas Perez.
The 29-year-old spent last season on loan at Deportivo La Coruna, whom Arsenal signed him from for £17m two years ago.
Once complete, Perez will become West Ham’s ninth signing of the summer and will take their spending close to £100m.


West Ham close to agreeing deal to sign Arsenal striker Lucas Perez, according to Sky sources.


Patrick van Aanholt admits he is flattered to have been linked with Serie A champions Juventus but insists he is "happy" at Crystal Palace.


So Steve Bruce has had his say on Jack Grealish’s future but with two days to go until Deadline Day, how do things stand?
Well, Sky Sports News understands talks between Aston Villa and Tottenham remain ongoing over the 22-year-old.
It is understood that Villa and Spurs remain apart on their valuation of the player.
We have previously reported that Villa value Grealish between £30m and £40m.


Steve Bruce admits Aston Villa have a fight on their hands to keep hold of Jack Grealish before the window closes.
The midfielder, who has been linked with Tottenham, helped Villa win their opening Sky Bet Championship game of the season against Hull last night.
Speaking after the game, Bruce told Sky Sports: "We'll do our best to keep hold of him but obviously it's going to be difficult.
“We understand the human side. He'll want to play in the Premier League, he'll want to play in Europe, and he’ll want to play in the Champions League.
“I'm sure it's going to be a fraught few days! The owner has made clear he wants him to stay and that's what we'll try to do. To be fair to Jack, he's just got on with it. Roll on Thursday!"


Chelsea have lodged a late bid to sign Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Bernard, according to Sky sources, but the Brazilian is on his way to Everton and is expected on Merseyside for a medical in the next 48-hours.
Bernard’s move is subject to that medical and a work permit being granted.
Sky Sports News understands that AC Milan were convinced Bernard was on his way to the San Siro, and another source tells us Atletico Madrid also pushed hard to sign him, while West Ham were also interested.


Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland is Chelsea's top target to replace Thibaut Courtois if he leaves this summer, according to Sky sources.
Sky Sports News understands there has already been informal contact between Chelsea and Stoke over the England international.
It is understood the Sky Bet Championship side would be prepared to allow Butland to leave for around £30m - but want any deal to be resolved quickly.


The Debate returned to Sky Sports last night as the build-up to the new Premier League season continued. And, speaking on the show, Jamie Redknapp said Liverpool must be considered as genuine title contenders after signing wisely to address their problems from previous seasons.


Chelsea are facing a race against time to find a replacement for goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who seems intent on forcing through a move to Real Madrid.
The Belgium international failed to report back to Chelsea training on Monday as scheduled, where head coach Maurizio Sarri was expecting to hold face-to-face talks with Courtois about his future.
Over the weekend Courtois' agent revealed that his client wants to move to Madrid to be closer to his family.
Courtois has one year left on his contract at Stamford Bridge and is valued by Real at £32m, but Sky Sports News understands that Chelsea will not resume talks with the European champions until they find a suitable replacement.


Gary Neville has had his say on Twitter early this morning - and he certainly sees the funny side of Barcelona's bid for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.
He's posted a laughing emoji - while responding to a tweet from Sky Sports Premier League detailing the offer.


There’s only one place to start this morning and that concerns Barcelona reported interest in Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.
Sky Italy report that United have rejected a cash plus player offer for the France international from the La Liga champions.
It's understood Barca offered £45m plus Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes in exchange for Pogba. That deal has been rejected.
However, it's worth remembering that Spanish clubs are not subject to the early closure of the window like English clubs - and they can buy players until August 31.
Sky Sports News understand Barca are serious about bringing Pogba to the Nou Camp.


Good morning and welcome to the Transfer Centre! With just two days and 10 hours to go until the summer transfer window slams shut, we’re expecting a busy day here at Sky Sports News as clubs across the country scramble to get any late deals over the line. Stay tuned with us throughout the day as we bring you the very latest done deals, news, rumours and much more!


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