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By Alistair Magowan

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  1. Goodbye... long way to go yet!

    Right, thanks for your contributions this morning. Been great to have your company.

    For those of you down about your team, the season still has a long way to go.

  2. 'Matter of time' before Man City score 10

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Ben Foster was in reflective mood when I spoke to him after Saturday's 8-0 hammering at Manchester City.

    When I told the Watford keeper he was being honest in admitting he was fearful of the final outcome when City raced into a five-goal lead in less than 20 minutes, he said: "Were you watching the game?"

    In the end, Foster was relieved to get away with eight, even though it was Watford's worst Premier League defeat.

    He feels it will be even worse for someone soon.

    "They will do it to somebody," said Foster. "There will be a nine or 10 soon."

  3. Assess your season


    Al Mamun Russell: Hope Solskjaer will be on the wheel till October 20 to face Klopp at home. A Mourinho deja vu will be nice!

    Jean-Paul Breyer: Closed my office door and just trying to enjoy my Tea and banana nice and peacefully but still getting teased by emails sent by my colleagues... Thank You #MUFC

    Crown Jewells: Where's the 'restart season' button? #watfordfc

  4. Man Utd 'working through contingency plans'

    Manchester United says it's "sad" about the demise of Thomas Cook and also say they have sold packages to fans who are planning European trips this season.

    They say they are working through contingency plans and will contact those fans affected.

    Are you in danger of being affected by this?

    Let us know via #bbcfootball

  5. Liverpool 'assessing' Thomas Cook news

    The news that travel company Thomas Cook has collapsed might be ringing a few alarm bells in the football world this morning.

    They run packages for numerous sports events and have a partnership with many football clubs. Liverpool, for example, say they sell 360 packages for every home game.

    The club says it's "assessing" the impact of the news on those who've already bought these packages and will keep supporters updated.

  6. Top football tweets: Watford's cup final treatment, Pellegrini's record

    If you're feeling a bit like Mark (see 09:14), maybe we can cheer you up with BBC Three's Top football tweets, where Watford treated their manager's 'rallying cry' a little too literally, and Manuel Pellegrini chalks up a new record.

    There is also a mention of Steve Bruce's press conference entrances. Might just be a bad back, though. I feel for you Steve, I've been there.

    All the tweets in all their glory are right here.

    View more on twitter
  7. Assess your season


    Colin Richards: As a Liverpool fan, being on top of the table is great. But a 5 point gap in September means nothing. We had a wider gap much later in to the campaign last season land let it slip. But it does make for nice reading.

    Ben Thorp-Moore: As a Leicester fan, 2016 was our best ever season. But this team is even better, we could get 3rd but, realistically, top 6 would be very good too.

    Stephen Morris: Maybe Manchester United could begin by binning the insipid dead salmon-coloured shirts?

    Think the problems might run a bit deeper than that, Stephen!

  8. Kick It Out 'shocked' by Bernardo Silva tweet

    Elsewhere, a tweet sent by Bernardo Silva to Manchester City team-mate Benjamin Mendy is the subject of a Football Association investigation for alleged racism.

    Silva deleted the tweet on Sunday and said later: "Can't even joke with a friend these days."

    Kick it Out said: "We’re shocked that someone who is a role model to millions has failed to understand the discriminatory nature of his post.

    “The FA have been notified and we believe that retrospective action should be taken, including mandatory education - which is vital to challenge offensive behaviour such as this.”

    Bernardo Silva
  9. Man Utd consider safe standing at Old Trafford

    A couple of news bits to bring you.

    First up, the Manchester United Supporters Trust has welcomed news that the club is to conduct a feasibility study of trialling rail seats at Old Trafford.

    MUST said: "We have fought long and hard for safe standing for many years.

    “We believe it will likely benefit atmosphere but also enhance spectator safety in areas where fans already persistently stand."

    Old Trafford
  10. Assess your season so far


    George: Arsenal somehow in the top four despite performances that have varied from awful to mediocre. They'd be second if they didn't draw the two games they should have won.

    Lennon: Leicester have had just two good performances all season and yet find ourselves 3rd and on 11 points after playing 4 of last seasons top 7. Looking like a making of a good team.

    You're a harsh critic Lennon!

  11. "You're the best..."

    "You're the best around, nothing's ever gonna keep you down......"

    Fresh from last month's Uefa players of the year, we now have the Best Fifa Football Awards, which take place tonight.

    In the running for the men's award are: Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk.

    For the women's awards, England and Lyon right-back Lucy Bronze is in contention, as are American World Cup winners Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan.

    You can get the full rundown here, and vote for your pick in the men's and women's awards. That's just for fun, by the way.

    Highlights of the Fifa Football Awards are on BBC One at 23:05 BST.

    Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk
  12. Assess your season so far


    Shelley: Lost four, won two. Not great but we did beat Man City! #ncfc

    Murphs: Chelsea's season has been decent so far considering we had a transfer ban, we've just been unlucky.

    Harish: How does David Luiz help the Arsenal defence at all? We'd rather have Mustafi at this point!

  13. Solskjaer remains 'very positive'


    In the interests of balance, and despite all the criticism of Manchester United, we should praise West Ham, who are flying so far this season.

    We should also point you in the direction of United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who says he is "very positive".

    Former midfielder Roy Keane has a slightly different take. See 08:50. But you knew that.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
  14. Assess your season so far


    Re Mark's comment at 9.14 - if you think you are stressed then buy a wig and try supporting Notts County.

    Well said, Mark. Always another team worse off.

  15. Must do better?


    Aside from Manchester United, how would Arsenal fans assess the mood at Emirates?

    Attack good, defence not so good? What does Unai Emery have to do to sort things out?

    At Goodison Park, results under Marco Silva have been mixed, and the surprise defeat by Sheffield United on Saturday looked ominous.

    What about VAR? I feel for Villa fans this morning. Throw away a 2-1 lead as Arsenal make it 3-2 and then suffer when a cast-iron handball is ruled out by referee Jonathan Moss and the VAR. What is handball anymore anyway?

    Tell us about your team's season so far.

    #bbcfootball or 81111

    Marco SIlva and Chris Wilder
  16. A proper shift at Chelsea

    Liverpool chalked up a 15th consecutive Premier League win on Sunday at Stamford Bridge, with only Manchester City putting together a longer run in top-flight history, when they won 18 between August and December 2017.

    Jurgen Klopp said his team put in a "proper shift" at Chelsea, and our chief football writer Phil McNulty has been assessing what the victory meant to the German and the club.

    You can read his analysis right here.

    Jurgen Klopp
  17. Assess your season so far - 'I've gone bald watching Man Utd'


    Phil Coultard: People need to get off Ole's back. The poor man inherited a bad situation from Jose. They're in rebuild mode. Let him do his job.

    Mark: I've gone bald from the stress of watching United.

    Tony Chandler: Great result for the hammers!! Why no credit for how we played instead of how bad Man Utd were? COYI

  18. Reasons to be positive?

    Funny how these things work, isn't it? Chelsea have the same results and points at Manchester United, and despite a narrow loss to Liverpool on Sunday, the mood is way different at Stamford Bridge. Are Blues fans happy with Frank Lampard's start?

    Could Liverpool supporters have expected a five-point lead over Manchester City at this stage of the season, and does it matter?

    What about West Ham or Leicester City or Sheffield United fans. All doing pretty well so far, eh?

    Has a fine start made you re-assess your expectations for the season?

    Let us know via #bbcfootball

    Frank Lampard
  19. Garth Crooks' team of the week

    While you're assessing how your team has done so far this season, can we point you in the direction of Garth Crooks' team of the week?

    Following Manchester City's 8-0 win over Watford, he has likened one player to an ice maiden, so cool is he on the ball.

    You can read who made the cut this week right here.

    Kevin de Bruyne
  20. Assess your season so far


    Francesca Gunn: It's going to be long season supporting Manchester United.

    Christian Evans: Think Haller for West Ham could be the piece that's been missing for them for a while and makes them genuine top six contenders.

    David Usher: As a Liverpool fan so far so good, but we are missing Alisson. Need to get more clean sheets.