29 Jul 2018 13:43:21
Barring injury, Arnie should score 20 this season and there should be good contributions from Yarmolenko, Anderson and Chich when he plays.

If Marega comes, more goals will come too.

1.) 29 Jul 2018
29 Jul 2018 14:13:49
Yes we hope so BUT it’s the other end I’m concerned about! IRONMIKE.

2.) 29 Jul 2018
29 Jul 2018 14:21:53
We could be like the Keegan Newcastle just out score everyone going to be an interesting and fun season.

3.) 29 Jul 2018
29 Jul 2018 19:23:57
Totally agree with Mike about the other end. Played a series of bang average sides so far and conceded every time.

We've got 3 primary centre halves who don't speak the same language. god only knows what the communication is like, plus the current improvement in our midfield cover is reliant on the progress of a 19 year old.

Lastly we have a guy looking like being at left Back who whilst playing well in pre season is renowned for being a terrible defender.

We're going to need to do a lot of defending from the front at this rate.

Really hoping we can shift Kouyate and replace with better, although given he's probably 4th in line at centre back it will be like losing two players (a poor midfielder and decent centre back) .

Silkman was in the radio today saying this shortened window is hard, as players clubs want rid of no one will offer money for, and everyone else is at a massive premium.

We certainly need a centre midfield upgrade before we start as currently with replaced Lanzini with Wilshere, Mario with Yarmalenko, finally replaced Payet (with Anderson) . Diop for Reid (given injury) and Balbuena for Collins, with Fabianski for Hart means realistically only Fredericks is a really significant upgrade over where we've been the last couple of years.

Hopefully Yarma will prove better than Mario. It's unlikely Anderson will be as good as Payet. The others are pretty like for like.

The major upgrade is Pellegrini. Let's hope he can make a telling difference. But please please please let us get in a decent centre mid.

As for outs, i'm expecting:

Byram (sale), Hugill (loan), Oxford (loan), Kouyate (knock down price), and Martinez (loan), Fernandes (loan) .

Anything more than that we can't really afford to lose.