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2006-07

The Racing Post publishes a 64-page guide to the English football season on Wednesday 2 August.

Besides detailed betting odds, tips and predictions covering each division, the supplement has historically included forecasts of the starting line up of every Premiership club.
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Sounds good.

Do any of the 'online sites' have a starting line-up prediction?

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The Sportsman produced a Scottish Premier League preview on Friday 28 July.

According to its website last week, the supplement covering the lower leagues should be published on Friday 4 or Saturday 5 August. Confirmation is still pendng.

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Update from editor of The Sportsman:

I've asked our Sports team for their plans and this is what they have come back with:

Thurs 3 Aug – League 1 and 2 previews

Fri 4 – Championship preview; French League preview

Fri 11 – Conference preview

Thurs 17 – Premiership team-by-team guide

Fri 18 – Premiership tipping and analysis

Hope that helps

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http://www.thesportsman.com/sports/

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SamD wrote:The Racing Post publishes a 64-page guide to the English football season on Wednesday 2 August.

Besides detailed betting odds, tips and predictions covering each division, the supplement has historically included forecasts of the starting line up of every Premiership club.
Fairly similar to their world cup guide. Very impressive. :D

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Yes, Racing Post pre-season guide makes good reading even if Premiership club line up predictions aren't included this year.

Wonder if this might be due to early publication, ie, it's 17 days to the big boys' kick off. Shall contact the editor again and report back if a more detailed EPL supplement is scheduled nearer Sat 19 August.

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For info, 'The Big Kick-Off' guide published with the Racing Post on 2 August can now also be studied online:
http://www.racingpost.co.uk

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Email Promo from The Guardian:

Get your pocket-sized, 84-page guide to the new season free in the Guardian this Monday.

With an extensive team-by-team guide and fixture list, a breakdown of the best refs and commentators plus a look at the post-World Cup world.

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Has any newspaper produced a decent English Premiership preview today: Saturday? Or will Sunday's heavies (Observer, Times, Telegraph, Independent) be more likely to come up with something useful from an FF perspective?

On previous form, The Guardian's guide on Monday will be worth checking out...

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per back page of today's DAILY MAIL: FREE: Don't miss your brilliant pull-out guide to the new Premiership season on Monday

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The Observer has a "fans' eye" preview of the season - online here.

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Thats interesting thanks Nash :)

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And another... The Independent on Sunday has a "who's new" and a preview for each Premiership club... here.

As an aside, I cannot believe such a high-profile website will not display properly in Opera, viz the menu bar at the top of the Indie website.

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In the independent on Rosicky "More in the mould of Alexander Hleb than Robert Pires, he scored only 19 times in 149 Bundesliga appearances"

Oh what a heartwarming comparison, note to self AVOID CKs this year

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blzbob wrote:In the independent on Rosicky "More in the mould of Alexander Hleb than Robert Pires, he scored only 19 times in 149 Bundesliga appearances"

Oh what a heartwarming comparison, note to self AVOID CKs this year
Before you do that remember what Henry looked like when arrived,
Would not put in to start with but also not dismiss out of hand

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I saw that and its put me right off considering he has played for Dortmund all those years.

01-02 Borussia Dortmund 5 Goals, 30 Games
02-03 Borussia Dortmund 3 Goals, 30 Games
03-04 Borussia Dortmund 2 Goals, 19 Games
04-05 Borussia Dortmund 4 Goals, 27 Games
05-06 Borussia Dortmund 5 Goals, 28 Games

It makes his International record of 17 goals in 57 games all the more baffling. Having weighed up his CK status i decided it was best to leave him out.

For comparison purposes in TFF without assists/motm/cards his 05/06 would put him on 81 points which probably is not the sort of return most will be looking for to justify his price tag as he is pricey in all games.

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I guess it depends on how he is used, if his role for Dortmund was primarily to fire in crosses then he maybe didn't get the goals he was capable of - the Arsenal style is more about fast attacking moves, generally involving Henry but with any of the four strikers/wide players likely candidates to finish them off.

I suppose that's one of the things about CK's, it's hard to know what to read into their stats.

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BBC Preview here

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2007-08

The Racing Post publishes a 64-page guide to the English football season once again, this time on Wed 8 August.

Besides detailed betting odds, tips and predictions covering each division, the supplement has historically included forecasts of the starting line up of every Premiership club.

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Anyone spotted a footie supplement in the Sunday papers that might be of interest?

For info, have found the previews in the Guardian (due Mon 6 Aug) and the Racing Post (Wed 8 Aug) both useful in previous seasons.

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Thanks for the tip. I bought the Racing Post today and it is quite informative.

Not a supplement exactly, but The Sun on Saturday has a fixtures booket, which whilst out-of-date (TV date changes etc) last year was a small and handy size to carry around.

I found it useful for spotting when Prem clubs had a run of either good or bad fixtures.

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The Big Kick-Off in today's Racing Post is larger (at 72 pages) than previous previews.

Here's front page:
http://smartbet1.racingpost.co.uk/news/splash.sd

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Not the best thing to buy on your way to work, well not good for your employer anyway :wink:

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If I have already bought other newpapers guides with fixture lists etc, is it still worth getting the racing post one? is does it just repeat what allready has been seen?

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Chrisharry12345 wrote:If I have already bought other newpapers guides with fixture lists etc, is it still worth getting the racing post one? is does it just repeat what allready has been seen?
Might be a bit late to buy a copy now but yes, I think it is. It gives lots of betting insights, i.e. hard-nosed opinion. A lot is repeated from elsewhere but I definitely found it worth £1.50.

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2008-09

The definitive guide to the new football season is free with the Racing Post on Thursday 7 August.

Besides detailed betting odds, tips and predictions covering each division, the 'Big Kick-Off' usually includes starting line-up forecasts for each Premiership club.

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When you follow the link how do you get to the team previews ?
SamD wrote:The Big Kick-Off in today's Racing Post is larger (at 72 pages) than previous previews.

Here's front page:
http://smartbet1.racingpost.co.uk/news/splash.sd" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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fantasyfaz wrote:When you follow the link how do you get to the team previews ?
SamD wrote:The Big Kick-Off in today's Racing Post is larger (at 72 pages) than previous previews.

Here's front page:
http://smartbet1.racingpost.co.uk/news/splash.sd" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I think it's only in the paper version but I may be wrong

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