August 2016 Recap: Deadline Day, Premier League Start, Schweinsteiger Farewell

In a cool hour we talk through the biggest topics of the past month in English & European football, including panic buys on deadline day, positive and negative surprise starts in the Premier League, a quick look at the upcoming group stage in the Champions League and the somewhat underwhelming farewell to one of the greats the past decade has seen.

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Here are the minutes:

  • 0:00:00 Intro
  • 0:01:20 Panic buys on deadline day? Are Arsenal getting left behind?
  • 0:06:00 Have the top 3 been tested? Pep’s early influence?
  • 0:11:30 British players abroad? How good is Joe Hart really?
  • 0:16:00 A place for Schweinsteiger? Sissoko a statement buy?
  • 0:21:00 Will It Last? Everton, Hull, Middlesbrough
  • 0:26:15 Too Early to Worry? Arsenal, West Ham, Stoke
  • 0:33:20 How would Everton rank in the Bundesliga? Leverkusen & Gladbach in the CL?
  • 0:40:00 Schweinsteiger farewell, Donnarumma debut
  • 0:45:45 Prediction game standings & punishment; Fantasy update
  • 0:52:30 Movies: Snowpiercer, The Lobster, Star Trek Beyond

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On that note, check out our latest video: How Alfredo Di Stefano Almost Went To Barcelona

Bonus: Premier League 2016/17 Preview & Predictions, Fantasy Football

Nevermind Under-19 Euros, International Champions Cups or Olympics, the Premier League is about to kick off again! We break down the wide open title race in the best league in the world as well as the relegation battle, breakout players of the season and other prop bets; all capped off by some fantasy goodness.

If you want to join our fantasy league, here’s the code: 1325629-331935.

Here are the minutes to the episode:

  • 0:00:00 Intro, hype for the upcoming season, title picture
  • 0:05:00 Tottenham
  • 0:10:30 Manchester City
  • 0:24:15 Manchester United
  • 0:34:30 Chelsea
  • 0:55:00 Leicester City
  • 1:01:00 Liverpool
  • 1:08:30 Picks: champion, top 4 & top goalscorer
  • 1:23:30 Relegation battle, Leicester City?
  • 1:27:45 Crystal Palace, Swansea, Bournemouth
  • 1:33:45 Sunderland, West Brom, Middlesborough
  • 1:39:15 Everton? West Ham?
  • 1:43:20 Burnley, Hull
  • 1:48:00 First manager out, Wenger to re-new?
  • 1:57:30 PFA Young POTY, breakout potential
  • 2:05:30 Lightning Round, Fantasy Football

Our picks for the season:

Frederick Sebastian
Champion (50 pts) Tottenham Chelsea
Top goalscorer (20 pts) Zlatan Ibrahimovic Romelu Lukaku
Relegation (20 pts each) Hull, Sunderland, Middlesborough Hull, Sunderland, Burnley
First manager to leave post (20 pts) Aitor Karanka Francesco Guidolin
PFA Young POTY (moot) Anthony Martial Anthony Martial

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