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Levert Sibeko

August 11, 2023

It seems like only yesterday we watched the treble winning champions, Manchester City, parade, and party through the streets of Manchester. And we’re back to do it all over again.

For the first time since Manchester United completed the treble back in 1999. The bar has been set at its highest. Manchester City will have the daunting and demanding task of maintaining their high standards to complete the threepeat.

If there’s any club currently to have it in their locker to replicate the amazing feat – it’s the blue half of Manchester. The Citizens Road to that begins on Friday night when they travel to Turf Moor, to meet a City legend, Vincent Kompany, and his Championship champions Burnley.

On Saturday, runners-up Arsenal entertain Nottingham Forest. It’s going to be an incredible day for record signing Declan Rice as Gunners fans will get to see the new man in the middle and get a glimpse of what he’s going to be in the nine months ahead.

For the richest club in the world, Newcastle – it’s going to be a season of let’s do this again. Eddie Howe will have his hands full, and he’ll relish the prospect of Champions League football. However, he’ll try his best to keep his focus on the Premier League and domestic cups. His first assignment will see Aston Villa and Unai Emery at St James’ Park. Emery has been backed and could provide some early season blushes for Newcastle.

Ange Postecoglou will begin life at Tottenham without Harry Kane. It seems likely that the Englishman will be a Bayern Munich player, and the spotlight will be on Spurs when they take on Brentford on Sunday.

Across London the big question is: Is Mauricio Pochettino the right man for Chelsea? That question will need to answered sooner rather than later to avoid another early sacking embarrassment. The Blues will need to make a statement on Sunday, but they’ll have a tough 90 minutes as Liverpool is their first assignment. Jurgen Klopp needs to get his robust club back to their best or this could be end of the German’s tenure at Anfield.

Manchester United boss Erik Ten Hag has brought in reinforcements and allowing an exodus to happen at Old Trafford – despite the ongoing take-over saga. Bringing in Andre Onana to allow the Red Devils to be more expansive at the back has been a long-term desire for the boss. It’s a risky style of play but it’s a new avenue for the Devils and it will be heavily scrutinized by the English media and punditry. Mason Mount and Rasmus Hojlund were also brought in, and a lot is expected from the two talents as full-time starters. United’s campaign begins on Monday night against newly appointed Gary O’ Neil and his Wolves. Any chance of a managerial bounce win here? We’ll find out!

The transfer window is still open

The transfer window is still open, so we can expect plenty of movement until the September 1st deadline. This weekend’s opening action will give us an indication but not an exact true expectation of what our beloved clubs will be capable of accomplishing this season. Fasten your seatbelts guys, the 2023/2024 season is ready to take off – HERE WE GO!

Remember to have a look at all our football markets and, there’s plenty going on in the world of cricket, rugby, and tennis, etc. So, jump onto our website, take your time, and make those picks with your one & only Supabets!

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