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Australian Four Four Two - - PREMIER LEAGUE -

CAL­LUM HUR­LEY, MATCH- GO­ING SUP­PORTER SINCE 2000 This sea­son will be dif­fer­ent to last be­cause

at the helm we have a Pre­mier League win­ner who has had suc­cess with clubs at our level.

Keep an eye out for

De­clan Rice. He broke through due to in­juries in our de­fence but could es­tab­lish him­self as our best academy prod­uct since Mark No­ble.

The op­po­si­tion player I se­cretly ad­mire is

Chris­tian Erik­sen. I feel very conflicted about en­joy­ing watch­ing a Spurs player so much.

Save the date for

po­ten­tial home wins against Bournemouth (on Au­gust 18) and Wolves (Septem­ber 1), as they could be our only points be­fore Oc­to­ber due to a lu­di­crously tough start.

The best away fans are

Burn­ley’s.

Fans of other clubs might not know that

the dis­tance from the pitch at the Lon­don Sta­dium may seem ex­ces­sive, but Up­ton Park was steeper than you’d think, so we’re just as far away as ever.

One change I would make at our club is

to have a less vo­cal board. Less is more and oc­to­ge­nar­i­ans should avoid Twit­ter, ‘dg’...

This sea­son we will fin­ish

eighth: steady im­prove­ment un­der bet­ter man­age­ment from top to bot­tom.

FFT asks: How im­por­tant is the sign­ing of Lukasz Fabi­an­ski?

Adrian needs com­pe­ti­tion and the Joe Hart ex­per­i­ment was an un­for­tu­nate fail­ure. I’d have loved us to sign Jack But­land, though.

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