Premier League Season Predictions: Man City Title, Man United Runner-Up

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As the elite comedian Daniel Tosh famously said: “they say money can’t buy happiness, no, but it buys a wave-runner.” Likewise, British pounds and Euros can’t buy a Premier League title, but it buys the most talented roster possible. At least on paper, you have to point towards Manchester to see the highest quality grouping of players.

Man City and Man United had blockbuster summers, spending big on critical roster additions. We predict the blue side of Manchester will rule the Premier League roost, with United coming in just behind them. Pep Guardiola needed time to adjust at The Etihad, to implement his way of doing things. We think the time is now right for the Citizens.

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Liverpool Will Reportedly Not Be Disciplined for Virgil van Dijk Pursuit

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According to both the Times of London and ESPN FC, Liverpool Football club will most likely not be punished for their pursuit of Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk. Liverpool issued a statement of apology to the south coast club earlier this month, maintaining that they have now ended their interest in pursuing the central defender.

Liverpool, who have bought quite a few Saints players in recent transfer windows, were facing allegations of “tapping up,” but it appears now that this situation will not escalate any further. It seems that LFC’s public mea culpa was enough to diffuse this dispute between Premier League clubs.

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Ryan Giggs Says No EPL Clubs are Interviewing Him For Manager Jobs

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As a manager, Ryan Giggs has yet to accomplish much. He still needs to cut his teeth somewhere and work his way up the ladder, but it appears he just not getting the opportunities. Premier League jobs open up, and Giggs just doesn’t get a shout out. He was linked to the Southampton job, but that was yet another example of a transfer rumor with no real credibility behind it.

The Saints were not at all interested in Ryan Giggs despite all that he accomplished as a player at Manchester United.

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Man United Legend Ryan Giggs Wants Southampton Managerial Job

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Ryan Giggs has accomplished a lot as a player at Manchester United. It’s hard to find a Premier League player who has accomplished more than Giggs at any club. However, as a manager he has yet to accomplish much. He still needs to cut his teeth somewhere and work his way up the ladder.

He believes Southampton FC could and should be that place. There doesn’t seem to be any word yet that the feeling is mutual.

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Southampton FC Sack Claude Puel After Just One Season

The fate of Claude Puel at Southampton F.C. had been speculated upon for some time. After one year on the job, guiding the Saints to an eighth place finish, there were many who saw his sacking coming.

The axe fell today as the south coast club made the announcement with this official statement below:

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Man United Starting XI Prediction vs Southampton FC

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Manchester United have already long conceded the race for a top four finish, and have gone all in with winning Europa League as the route back into UEFA Champions League. Thus, their trip to St. Mary’s, to take on Southampton, will be kind of a glorified friendly. Or at least an indifferent edition of the series, as the Saints also having nothing to play for. They are firmly entrenched as a mid-table side this year.

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How To Be Taken Seriously As A Soccer Fan In The US

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Generally speaking, soccer fans in the US get a lot of stick. Most of it stems from the fact they call it ‘soccer’ instead of ‘football.’ What fans back in Europe don’t seem to understand is that American Football is the number one sport over here. Of course, we don’t call it ‘American’ football, it’s just ‘football’ to us Americans.

So, if everyone started calling soccer ‘football’ as well, everyone would be confused! We don’t use the term soccer because we don’t respect the game or understand its history, it’s purely out of convenience.

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Jurgen Klopp Says Southampton Draw is “not the end of the world”

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Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp said his side’s inability to finish “made life not easy” in their 1-1 draw with Southampton. Klopp also said the result is “not exactly what they wanted” but also “not the end of the world” when it comes to meeting their ultimate goals for the season.

Getting one point, instead of three, obviously makes the race for the top four much more tight down the stretch. The Reds remain in third place, one ahead of fourth place Manchester City (who have a game in hand on Liverpool) and five ahead of Manchester United (who also have a game in hand on Liverpool).

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Manchester United, and every other English Premier League Crest, if it were “Americanised”

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You previously saw what would happen if the National Football League became British. If not, then go here to this link and see NFL logos re-imagined in the style and theme of Great Britain. Clubline Football.com took the Premier League and converted the crests to how they would look if they were was branded up like the MLS, MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL in America.

Club line took every Premier League team and AMERICANISED them. Sorry, it’s Americanised, not Americanized.

 The infographic embedded below shows you each team in alphabetical order.

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Liverpool FC Starting XI Prediction vs Southampton FC

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Liverpool hosts Southampton this week, coming off a 1-0 win at Watford on a wondergoal by Emre Can.

The Reds have their fate for the top-4 in their hands, knowing that if they win their final three matches, they will be in the Champions League. That starts with a Saints side that they have yet to score against in three tries this season.

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Liverpool FC Injury Report vs Southampton: Coutinho, Henderson, Mane, Ings

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Liverpool is fully into the stretch run of the season, with just three matches remaining in the Premier League campaign. It starts with Southampton, the team from which they have purchased so many players these past couple years, on Sunday afternoon.

The Reds have battled injuries to key players all season long, but find themselves very close to cinching a top-4 spot despite all of the depleted teams they have had to field.

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Virgil van Dijk Derby: Chelsea Reportedly Ahead of Liverpool, Man City and Arsenal

Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea are monitoring Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk ahead of a potential summer transfer window move. It’s looking like the Saints central defender is going to be among the most sought after names in English football this summer. 

Of those four giant, big money clubs, Chelsea are leading the way, according to reports published today.

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