This is a complete moderator hijack of the OP. Do not adjust your PC monitors.
This thread is being extended to cover all discussion for the 2012/2013 Football* season. While the focus will most likely be around the English Premier League, English cup competitions and the European Champions' League; all national leagues, cups and international competitions (including international qualifiers for 2014) are welcome for discussion here.
We have a couple of in house leagues this season, one for EPL score prediction and another for Fantasy football.
http://predictthescore.net/ Code is: 18263957 (Credit and thanks to Larath for setting this up.
http://fantasy.premierleague.com/ Code is: 424409-272821 (Credit and thanks to Uggz for setting this up.
If you have any queries or need help, PM them.
Furthermore, as well as the general sports forum rules there are a few extra notes I'd like to make out for this thread. While I hope everyone can enjoy posting here, I'd like to set out what is and isn't going to be tolerated. People will disagree with each other, and discussion will rise up, but there are levels of posting that are unnecessary and the less we get of that the better.
1: Banter is acceptable as long as it's kept in good nature and not set out to insult, provoke or harass any other member of this board. Good humoured ribbing is part of the fan culture of football and it's something I'd like to keep here without it getting out of hand. If you are unsure whether or not what you are about to post will cross the line of decency then err on the side of caution.
2: When referring to teams, players, managers, referees, officials etc keep your posts clear of excessive vulgar language. While emotions can and do run high, this is not a right to verbally abuse others. While they may not post here, others who may feel very different to you will. If you can't convey your opinion without resorting to a tirade of abuse please don't post it.
3: FIFA, UEFA, individual national Football Associations are not in anyone's back pocket. Unless you have any evidence that proves otherwise keep such accusations out of this thread, it brings nothing but arguments.
4: There are certain tragedies in football's history that you do not bring up to "get one over" someone else. Jokes about these events are also strictly forbidden.
Here's a few prediction ideas to start everyone off (You're welcome to also add your own for different leagues, or various ideas you have for oddball predictions!)
1. What will be the top four finishing in the EPL:
2. Champs League winner:
3. PFA Player of the year:
4. Writers player of the year:
5. Top Premiership Scorer:
6. Best transfer:
7. Biggest transfer flop:
8. Who will be relegated from the EPL:
While I obviously can't wish you all the best of luck, just the United supporters, I hope everyone can have fun and enjoy the next 9 months!
*This is Association Football. NFL discussion can be found here. Anyone who wants to start a discussion thread for Rugby Football, Gaellic Football, Aussie Rules Football etc is welcome to.