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    Liverpool seem to have got away lightly again with the transfers out (from the two that we can see), can't think of a reason they won't perform normally in the Europa League.

    I'm guessing two teams got knocked out of Champions League qualifiers! Can't see the remaining two scoring a goal in their groups
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    Blyth Spartans beat Chornomorets 6-1 before going out to Alavz 4-2 in Europa League qualifying.

    Kidderminster beat Ajax 1-0 at home, but lost 2-1 on agregate to drop from Champion's League to Europa League. Alfreton did the same, going out 4-1 on aggregate to Sturm Graz.

    The players Liverpool lost were van Dijk, Shaqiri, Bogdn, Randall, Allan and Wilson
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    The three clubs in line to get promoted from tier 6 next (4th place to 6th last season) have all sold big. Will that cost them promotion?

    Also, the logjam club looked like being either Arsenal or Manchester City (only a point between them last season). Arsenal have spent and City have sold. Will that decide it in Arsenal's favour?

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    Kidderminster beat Ajax 1-0 at home

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    I should have said that going forward I think an update at the end of each transfer window and another at the end of the season makes sense.
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    Liverpool being in Europe makes them most likely to fly through the divisions, the leagues should actually be easier for them each year.

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    Hmmmm - wonder how long it will take the "smaller" clubs wage budget to increase - surely can't be long if they keep getting PL money?

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    Quote Originally Posted by James_y View Post
    Liverpool being in Europe makes them most likely to fly through the divisions, the leagues should actually be easier for them each year.

    Haha crouch back at 38!!! He will never retire now!
    Or maybe it will be a distraction from the league. I don't think that Arsenal or City will give them an easy passage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redknapp69 View Post
    Hmmmm - wonder how long it will take the "smaller" clubs wage budget to increase - surely can't be long if they keep getting PL money?
    This takes ages from experience. Basically you have to keep signing a player as Indispensible + max contract. Once he signs you sign the next player and the available top wage has increased. But when starting at max 2k, you have to do increments of 250 up to 5k, then increments of 500 up to 10k, then increments of 1k up to 20-25k. Or something along those lines. It's a lot of players. Maybe for the AI it'll be different but they'll all be fairly tight due to small average attendances.

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    The headline is obviously Harry's move from Spurs to PSG, but look down and Huddersfield paid Wolves 11.5m for Morgan Gibbs-White. Remember Huddersfield were relegated out of National League North last season. How did they pull that one off ?



    Still big money coming in and out of the clubs in the bottom 2 leagues. As well as Kane and Tripier, Spurs lost 5 others and I'm not sure what their supporters think of Charlie Austin to replace Harry !

    Chelsea lost 6 more, including Pulisic, Moses and Jay Rodriguez. I wonder how long they can keep shedding players and will they regret it in the final show down.

    City were the big spenders with 70m spent on 5 big signings to help their promotion push while Liverpool and Arsenal were relatively quiet, although Timo Werners move to Liverpool may be significant.

    In the Premier League there is still no big spending although Chesterfield did spend 2.9m to bring in Marco van Ginkel from Sunderland. More eye watering is his wages which are 31.5k per week. Previously the highest earner was on 11k per week. Hereford and Southport (who have signed Stephan Lichtsteiner) are also offering big wages, but will that pay off ?

    In Europe, Engish clubs have no further interest.

    After 2 0-0 draws, Liverpool went out to Slavia Prag on penalties (Salah and Clyne missed). Southport lost all 6 games, but did score away to Mijdtjylland while Hereford beat Spartak Moscow and Basel to progress to the Europa League. There they lost both legs to Celtic.

    Alfreton and Bury did beat Linfield and Malm FF, but then went out in the Third round to Red Star and Slavia Prag.
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    The co-efficient will be in tatters by the time the big clubs reach the top flight

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    I suspect they they will still regularly win the FA Cup, probably again this year, and if they do, there is no reason why they can't still do well in Europe. Also, the Premier League teams are improving. Interesting to see if they have lost any of their places for next season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingsley View Post
    I suspect they they will still regularly win the FA Cup, probably again this year, and if they do, there is no reason why they can't still do well in Europe. Also, the Premier League teams are improving. Interesting to see if they have lost any of their places for next season.
    I think life will gradually return to normal, I really do.

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    So maybe Manchester City won't be the logjam club after all.

    Interesting that a few PL teams are starting to offer better wages.

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    Oliver Burke replacing Bernardo Silva lol

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    Firstly a look at the final standings in the Premier League and for a second season Leamington were involved in the final day drama. Salford, at home to Wrexham, led York, at home to Leamington, by a single point. Safely in mid-table and with nothing to play for, Leamington took the lead, but after being reduced to 10 men succumbed to a 4-1 thrashing. Meanwhile after taking an early lead, Salford found themselves 2-1 down (Reece York scored one of the Wrexham goals). They managed to get level, but that was not enough to stop York taking the title.

    Can you just picture the faces at the final whistle of Neville, Neville, Butt, Scholes, Giggs and Beckham !

    No surprise that the 3 promoted clubs were in the top 4, but I didn't expect York (7th last season to pip them all.



    In the Championship, MK Dons made it back to back titles and they will be ones to watch in next seasons top flight. The other promoted sides, Newport and Exeter will have to try again next season. The relegated sides from last years Premier League, Altringham, Bradford PA and Boston Utd all survived



    Moving on and it is back to back promotions for Sunderland and Portsmouth and back to back relegations for Dover



    League Two also sees back to back titles for Aston Villa and a second promotion (just) for West Brom. Going the other way it is back to back relegations for Solihull.



    Now it gets interesting with 3 of the big 6 looking for 2 promotion places. Man City never looked like missing out and a bad run for Liverpool in May sealed their fate for another season. It is going to get tougher with 3 teams joining them from the National North for next season. Accrington and Burton both suffer second relegations.



    And finally, who would be the ones battling with Liverpool next year ? The top 2, Man Utd and Tottenham were both well clear and it looked like it would be Chelsea, until they lost their final 3, including a 6 pointer against West Ham, which let The Hammers pip them on the final day. That could be curtains for Chelsea who have also lost the most big name players so far. No surprise that the promoted sides Warrington, Farsley and Dulwich all struggled in this company. That probably saved Blackburn and Rotherham



    In the FA Cup it was a surprise final after Arsenal and Spurs were knocked out in the semis. Can you just picture the faces at the final whistle of Neville, Neville, Butt, Scholes, Giggs and Beckham !



    In the other Cups, Sunderland made it a double winning season, while Liverpool had to console themselves with a FA Trophy.



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    Liverpool and Chelsea! Man alive!

    Liverpool scored 123 goals for goodness sake!!!!!

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    Must be the first time that both Manchester Clubs won the league in the same season !
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    Shock to see Liverpool miss out but also West Ham went up!!!

    The bottom 3 teams did well to get as many teams as they did in the bottom division, will last seasons relegated teams replace them?

    Huge FA Cup shock!

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    Pool - nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    Swans miss a trophy as well

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    Not a good update for you !
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    It looks like Southport didn't manage to strengthen then, despite their finances presumably being much better than most of the division. Let's see if York do better at using their cash.

    None of the big clubs are in Europe now. The exodus of players should continue.

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    What happened in Europe?

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