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The Big Statement Thread 2013/14


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We all make big, bold statements that are quickly forgotten in the course of a season. But fear not, if someone makes a bold, blinkered, idiotic statement and you think it's hilariously moronic (or bold) enough to warrant inspection at the end of the season, then please collect them here.

 

Boyo and BRM are, of course, totally not exempt from this.

 

In a slight change to the regular "Big Statement Thread, I'm asking a few questions which everyone has to answer. So please answer these as well as submitting your Big Statements aboard the ROFLCOPTER. Remember, these are going to be for the entire season, so choose wisely...

 

1. What will be Man Utd's final league position?

BRM - Gareth Bale will fire them to a final position of 2nd in The Premier League

John Hancock - Second

Inno - First

Laffy - Fourth

Magic - Third

Ciaran - Fourth

Boyo - Third

King - Third

Drake - Second

Result? - Seventh

Winner? - None

 

2. Who will finish the top scorer?

BRM - Fernando Torres back to his enigmatic best

John Hancock - Van Persie

Inno - Van Persie

Laffy - Van Persie

Magic - Van Persie

Ciaran - Soldado/Negredo (joint top scorers)

Boyo - Van Persie

King - Michu

Drake - Van Persie

Result? - Luis Suarez

Winner? - None

 

3. Will this be the year Arsenal finish outside the Champions League places?

BRM - They will tease us, Spurs and Liverpool fans will get excited but no

John Hancock - Yes, Arsenal finish fifth and Tottenham take fourth. Arsenal put up a fight until the winter when injuries sink in and the squad is left dangerously dependent on younger players.

Inno - Yes

Laffy - No we will finish second after a bad start and giving all the fans heart attacks Arsenal will go on the rampage and finish second behind Chelsea

Magic - Yes

Ciaran - Yes

Boyo - No

King - Yes

Drake - Yes

Result? - Arsenal finished 4th

Winner? - Boyo, Laffy and BRM all said Arsenal would get top 4.

 

4. Who will win the World Cup?

BRM - A new power rises, Belgium of course

John Hancock - Brazil return to the glory days and Neymar justifies the hype after a close final against Spain

Inno - Brazil

Laffy - Germany

Magic - Germany

Ciaran - Germany

Boyo - Argentina. Messi will win it in the Maracana and will be crowned greatest player who's ever lived

King - Argentina

Drake - Brazil (vs Argentina in the final)

Result? - Germany win the World Cup, and Laffy, Magic and Ciaran the King all called it.

 

 

THE PREDICTIONS

 

John Hancock

West Ham finish in the top ten, as will Norwich

Nooooo! Norwich were relegated and West Ham finished 13th

 

At least one manager will be sacked before the end of 2013

Not the biggest of big statements, seeing as some poor bugger gets the chop after a few games every season, but you called it. Di Canio has been sacked by Sunderland. Extra kudos if a second goes by 2014.

 

EDIT: Holloway's left Palace as well so I will grant you a half-kudos but he wasn't strictly sacked.

 

EDIT EDIT: Martin Jol's been sacked too. Smash boom whallop. Old Johnny-boy's nailed this one, just like he nailed your mum.

 

EDIT EDIT EDIT: And Steve Clarke's gone from West Brom. And AVB's gone from Spurs.

 

EDIT EDIT EDIT EDIT: And Malky Mackay has been sacked by Cardiff! Madness!

 

Crystal Palace will finish bottom of the league

Nope, Palace had a storming second half of the season, ending up finishing 11th

 

Arsenal will buy the most players on deadline day, but they'll all be panic buys and will come to nothing

Nooo! Arsenal spent the most on one player on deadline day, but it was Mesut Ozil and he was already leading the assists chart after his first three games.

 

Chelsea won't buy anyone on deadline day, but they will sell or loan someone

Boom! Bang on. Chelsea kept their wallet in their pocket and loaned out Moses and Lukaku.

 

 

The Magic

Everton will finish in the bottom half of the table

Noo, Everton had a cracking season and finished top half.

 

Hull and Crystal Palace will be 19th and 20th in no particular order

Noooo!

 

Darren Fletcher will retire this season

Nope, no indications that Fletcher is going to retire.

 

 

Boyo

Swansea to finish higher than Spurs and Liverpool

Noooooo!!

 

Villa will get relegated

Noooo, Villa were pretty turgid but they survived (this time!)

 

Crowd violence will ruin the Welsh derby (the one in Cardiff)

Thankfully no. I have family in Cardiff and whilst they say St Mary's St wasn't exactly a thriving sea of love, pretty much eveyone behaved themselves and the match went off without a hitch.

 

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale to win the La Liga and Champions League double

Argh! Real win the CL (and Copa Del Rey) but lost out on La Liga to Athletico.

 

 

King

Di Canio will be the first manager sacked in the Premier League

King's smashed it here. Boom.

 

Man Utd will sign Bale or Ronaldo

Noooo!! Both play at Real Madrid.

 

Villa will go down

Nooooo, Villa stayed up

 

Bale will be considered a flop in Real Madrid

Erm, whilst it's fair to say I don't think the Spanish press have really taken to Baler, and whilst he hasn't falcon-punched teams aside a-la Messi or Ronaldo, he's definitely not flopped. He's got something like 18 goals and 16 assists? Nah, not a flop.

 

Arsenal will finish 6th or below

Haha, noooo, Arsenal nab fourth.

 

Mata will leave Chelsea and go to Spain

Noooooo! Juan Mata signs for Man Utd

 

A player who doesn't play with either Chelsea/Spurs/Man City/Man Utd will get POTY.

Yes, BOOM! Right on the money. Luis Suarez wins POTY.

 

Cardiff will be next club to lose their manager.

Nooooo! You made this prediction after Di Canio was the first, but Holloway was the second. There's an almost certain chance Cardiff will be the third to sack their manager though...

 

EDIT: Yup, Mackay got the boot in the end.

 

Poyet will keep Sunderland up.

The Miracle at the Stadium of Light. Despite everything being stacked against them, Poyet did keep Sunderland in the Premier League.

 

 

Drake

Neymar will score more than 20 goals

Nooo! He scored 13 goals in total for Barcelona this season

 

Isco will have 10+ assist and will be the revelation of Europe, tearing everyone apart

Nooooooo! Isco got 9 assists in total and subsequently missed out on the World Cup.

 

Sergi Roberto will impress everyone and make them forget that their was an overrated **** named Thiago Alcantara

Sorry Drakey-poos, Sergi Robert-who? :P

 

 

Ciaran The King

Arsene Wenger will get sacked or leave before the end of the season

Nope, Arsene signed a new 3 year contract at Arsenal

 

Ryan

Spurs will sign Willian and (he and Gareth Bale) will tear sh*t up this season

Yikes, Ryan's got this one well wrong :P.

 

Tim Sherwood will be sacked before the end of the season

Erm... yyyyyyyeessssss... I'm going to allow this one. Sherwood was sacked after the Premier League seasons ended but before the FA Cup Final, so Ryan gets the point.

 

 

Inno

Rangers will suffer an insolvency event this season, be it administration, liquidation or having to sell and lease back Ibrox to continue

Nooo, it hasn't happened yet

 

Jamster26

Daniel Sturridge will get 20+ goals this season

Jammy - BOOM - nailed it.

 

GENE

Hearts to avoid relegation

Sorry Mean Gene brother, Hearts went down :(

 

BRM

Rangers to score 100+ goals this season

Boom! Rangers scored 106 goals this season

 

Cheers!

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1. What will be Man Utd's final league position?

Gareth Bale will fire them to a final position of 2nd in The Premier League

 

2. Who will finish the top scorer?

Fernando Torres back to his enigmatic best.

 

3. Will this be the year Arsenal finish outside the Champions League places?

They will tease us, Spurs and Liverpool fans will get excited but no.

 

4. Who will win the World Cup?

A new power rises, Belgium of course

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1 - Second

2 - Van Persie (Chelsea will win the league with their midfield, not their strikers)

3 - Yes, Arsenal finish fifth and Tottenham take fourth. Arsenal put up a fight until the winter when injuries sink in and the squad is left dangerously dependent on younger players.

4 - Brazil return to the glory days and Neymar justifies the hype after a close final against Spain. Germany, Argentina and England disappoint, France, Belgium and the Netherlands over-achieve. The USA also make it out of the group stages and, unless they draw a European opponent, make it through to the quarter finals.

 

Other things;

 

- West Ham finish in the top ten, as will Norwich.

- At least one manager will be sacked before the end of 2013.

- Crystal Palace will finish bottom of the league.

- Arsenal will buy the most players on deadline day, but they're all be panic buys and will come to nothing.

- Chelsea won't buy anyone on deadline day, but they will sell or loan someone.

- No one will ever get used to Liverpool's away kits.

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1. What will be Man Utd's final league position?

Fourth

 

2. Who will finish the top scorer?

van Persie

 

3. Will this be the year Arsenal finish outside the Champions League places?

No we will finish second after a bad start and giving all the fans heart attacks Arsenal will go on the rampage and finish second behind Chelsea.

 

4. Who will win the World Cup?

Germany, never count them out as they always pull out performances that go against current form or expectations.

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1. What will be Man Utd's final league position?

 

Third.

 

2. Who will finish the top scorer?

 

Hmm. This is difficult. I think City might score the most goals, but it will be shared amongst their many talents without one specific player running riot, so I'll say Robin Van Persie.

 

3. Will this be the year Arsenal finish outside the Champions League places?

 

Yes. Of course.

 

4. Who will win the World Cup?

 

Germany.

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1. I think Man Utd are finishing 3rd this season. Chelsea and City will make the top 2, Chelsea should probably win it. Man Utd will draw a lot of games this season, I reckon.

 

2. It's hard to look past RVP for top goal scorer this season. The best striker in the league playing as the spearhead of a team who will always create plenty of chances.

 

3. Not this year. In fact I think Arsenal will be a comfortable fourth and a very close third. It's a big call to make but I think Liverpool and Spurs are losing Suarez & Bale, and I think Arsenal are going to get either Suarez or Rooney too. Spuds and Pool, I think, are going to be derailed this season.

 

4. Argentina. Messi will win it in the Maracana and will be crowned greatest player who's ever lived.

 

As for my other "Big Statements":

 

1. Swansea to finish higher than Spurs and Liverpool

2. Villa will get relegated

3. Crowd violence will ruin the Welsh derby (the one in Cardiff)

4. Real Madrid's Gareth Bale to win the La Liga and Champions League double.

 

Cheers!

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I don't see why not. I think Swansea have the potential to be a devastating team going forwards. Ok, perhaps a bit ropey at the back at times, but overall I think they're going to kill people in this league.

 

I'm not going to big statement this, but I think there's a chance they're going to humiliate Man Utd tonight.

 

Cheers!

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1. What will be Man Utd's final league position?

3rd

 

2. Who will finish the top scorer?

Michu.

 

3. Will this be the year Arsenal finish outside the Champions League places?

If they don't buy then yes.

 

4. Who will win the World Cup?

I think Argentina.

 

A few BIG STATEMENTS from me :)

 

Di Canio will be the first manager sacked in the Premier League.

 

Utd will make one big massive signing be it Bale or Ronaldo.

 

Villa will go down.

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1. What will be Man Utd's final league position?

 

2nd

 

2. Who will finish the top scorer?

 

Judas Van Persie

 

3. Will this be the year Arsenal finish outside the Champions League places?

 

Yes

 

4. Who will win the World Cup?

 

B-B-B-B-B-B-RASIL! They will beat Argentina in the final and it will be the greatest thing since sliced bread. Neymar vs Messi.

 

 

-Neymar will score more than 20 goals

-Isco will have 10+ assist and will be the revelation of Europe, tearing everyone apart.

-Sergi Roberto will impress everyone and make them forget that their was an overrated **** named Thiago Alcantara

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Was planning on updating the OP today, but work is mental, and I'm not around tomorrow, so it'll be "this week some time". Keep stating your big statements!

 

You're not limited to just mandatory questions, you can big statement whatever the fudge you want, so get stating! :xyx

 

Cheers!

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