Jamie has signed off

Guardian staff

Ok, for now thanks to everyone for your questions and comments.

Speak again soon,

Jamie

Elsewhere on the football site, we have debates about post-match interviews with referees and what can be done by the Premier League to help the England team.

DMcKee7 asks:

Goalline technology seemed to almost come under the radar on opening weekend, despite previous controversy. From the bits I seen it seemed very straightforward and long overdue. How do you think it will fare this season? And will be extended to other decisions such as offsides? Negredo was at least four yards onside last night.

Guardian staff

The powers-that-be continue to be insistent that they will not expand its use, but, really, who knows in the future...?

Prince1407 asks:

What do yo think of Adnan Januzaj? I see a few youngsters cutting their teeth his season. Players like Ross Barkley and Zaha

Guardian staff

Saw a lot of him on the Man U tour - good player, who Man U want to try and develop further but always tricky with any young player to know precisely how they will turn out

BobbyWestside asks:

Where do Milner and Barry fit into City's side? I thought the only criticism of Fernandinho and Yaya yesterday was that when Newcastle switched the ball neither came across to cover quick enough and close the ball down the way Milner and Barry would do.

Guardian staff

Barry can leave if he wants but the last MP said was he wants to stay and fight for his position. I can see Milner getting less game time in big matches... I still think his best position is defensive midfield and is worth another look there

toby80 asks:

What are your expectations for Southampton this season? They've made some excellent signings in Lovren, Wanyama and Osvaldo.

Guardian staff

Yes, they have a fair chance of improvement and in Lambert a player who is inspired at the moment

DaveWhelanIsMyHero asks:

Do you think Di Canio will last the season or will there be a north east 'double' by christmas, with him and Pardew being sacked?

Guardian staff

Great question - Di Canio is going to be an intriguing watch, it could go either way, which is part of the fascination. One thing for sure, having covered Sunderland at Asia Trophy, he really cares, which is a good start

rajlahiri asks:

Where do you expect Jovetic to fit into the City side? They have Aguero, Negrado and Dzeko, who looked great last night. I also think Nasri may struggle for regular football.

Guardian staff

He says he likes to play as a second striker or to the left of an attacking three so this may be how MP uses him... I think you're right on Nasri, he has much to prove after last season

DWunderkind asks:

How far away do you think Wilfried Zaha is from sustained first XI involvement at United? Talent-wise seems ready, obviously no Premier League/European experience but Moyes made complimentary noises and teammates seem very impressed. Starting place by Christmas?

Guardian staff

Interesting question - like anyone he needs a run but I like that he wants to beat a player and that he appears to have a rangy build that is only going to get stronger and more difficult to contain...

Moyes is becoming more convinced but at the moment he over-complicates and can lose possession

ChinofJim asks:

Jamie, United seem to be putting in some noticeably low ball bids for players. Do you have any thoughts on why this is?

I know there is a tendency now to benchmark against whatever Madrid are willing to pay for Bale, but that is daft money and cannot be seen as a marker for wider representative market value.

Even so, for United to put in a £25m bid for Fabregas was ridiculous. This is a player at his home club, which he adores and which he made efforts to go to, and who a little over two years ago was the best midfielder in England. Any bid under £35-40m is pointless.

And then you have the bid for Fellaini and Baines. I don't even know why they are bidding for Baines. To submit a bid that values for him at £12m, when they have already had a £12m bid declined, seems perverse. Martinez said it was a waste of time and he is right.

What are they doing? Are they short of money and just hoping that they can get someone on the cheap? Is this Edward Woodward, with his his lack of experience in the transfer market, simply not knowing the market?

Guardian staff

Yeah the joint Baines/Fellaini joint bid is a puzzle - even to some at Man U... No-one, apart from Woodward, Moyes, can come up with a convincing reason why club has basically resubmitted the earlier rejected £12m for Baines

paddyalmunia asks:

Just heard Man Utd are going for Ronaldo once the Bale transfer goes through. This makes sense. And is incredibly depressing. United will walk the league if this happens, while Spurs will probably come thirrd or fourth.

Guardian staff

I'll be surprised if CR goes to Man U...

BobbyWestside asks:

Who do you fancy in the dark horse department? I think Southampton have bought really well, operate a high press and can see them displacing West Brom as the neutrals favourite to watch.

Guardian staff

Swansea C (but would they be dark horses?)

Saints a good shout.

I fear for West Brom

Ramesh_Pujari asks:

What are your top five this season?

Guardian staff

Chelsea
Man C
Man U
Spurs
Liverpool

cianmulligan asks:

Chelsea subs bench v Hull: Schwarzer, Essien, Van Ginkel, Schurrle, Mata, Ba, Lukaku.
Man City subs bench v Newcastle: Rodwell, Milner, Nasri, Negredo, Garcia, Kolarov, Pantilimon (Jovetic not even included in the squad)

Scary talent on both benches, and I find it hard to look past Chelsea and Man City in terms of a title race. Man United don't have much depth, Arsenal can barely field a first XI, while Spurs have quietly built up a decent squad that could shake things up. As an Arsenal fan, I am fearful.

Guardian staff

I would be... For me, this has been AW's poorest summer as he is indicating no lessons learned from previous years

dumbledork asks:

Will we get a genuine multi-way fight for the title this year or will someone fall by the wayside?

Guardian staff

think it will be four-way - Man U, Man C, Chelsea and Spurs - before the latter fall away in latter part of campaign...

rajlahiri asks:

Both Kevin Strootman and Paulinho have moved for around £17m this summer. Both players seem to have the defensive attributes that Man Utd need alongside Carrick. Why do you think that Moyes wants Felliani for considerably more than that? Also, do you think Kagawa will get a chance in his favoured position this season?

Guardian staff

Kagawa may have to be given a chance at No10 if Rooney sulks through the season...

Prince1407 asks:

Felliani would probably be the revelation of the season if he goes to United. Ask defenders, no one likes playing against him as he can be a handful

Guardian staff

Good player - would add value to Man U's squad

Matthew Dominé asks:

Do you think Kolo Toure could be one of the most underrated signings of the summer? He seems a beast and the leader we have been missing so much.

Guardian staff

I read an interview with him the other day and he was talking honestly about his fitness and desire - he sounded like a good under-the-radar signing... but of course its all about how a player plays... Quite shrewd from Rodgers, really, as no-one expects KT to pull up any trees...

Ramesh_Pujari asks:

With Coutinho, Sturridge and Suarez, do Liverpool finally have a decent attacking line?

Guardian staff

Yes, I'd say that is a fine attack... If Suarez does stay be interesting to see how good he is this season. As we stand, I put Liverpool and Spurs ahead of Arsenal for a potential top four finish

Jashan asks:

Do you think Chelsea have any chance of winning the league without buying a striker? Torres and Ba are not good enough, while Lukaku is still young and may not be able to cope with the pressure. Which striker do you think they should go for?

Guardian staff

I hope so as I put Chelsea down as champions... For a pure goalscorer who is buyable at this late stage, why not go for Defoe...?

simonvm asks:

Even as an Arsenal fan I can say that Spurs have made excellent signings, and possibly with Willian and Lamela in addition. How come Arsenal have waited until the start of the Premier League to get more active? Especially when what everyone knows stability is a key, players should have been signed before the pre-season tour...

Guardian staff

your question is one of the big mysteries - why does AW seem to always do this...?

You get the sense Wenger is coming to the end at Arsenal - for me what a player is worth is what trophies they can help a club win, rather than his price. It seems AW has a different view

singleentedre asks

Hi, Swansea fan here, how much do you read into our 4-1 pummelling by United? Are Swansea not as good as many believe, and will struggle to improve upon last year? Or are Man United just too good?

Guardian staff

I thought Swansea were unlucky and agreed with M Laudrap that 4-1 did not reflect the full tale of the game. The Swans passing was impressive and Man U struggled to get into the game early on... RvP, as per usual, was the defining factor.
J Shelvey looked a good buy - and overall I think you will do well again...

SanAndres8 asks

Do you reckon proven mover and shaker Joe Kinnear will take over from Alan Pardew at some point this season? And if so, can we expect Andrés Iniesta, Mesut Ozil and Ibrahimovic at St James Park strutting their stuff?

Guardian staff

i'm sensing a bit of tongue in cheek here but there is a notion already, I suggest, that Pardew is vulnerable and if he were to go at some point this season then JK would be the natural replacement, even if only temporarily.

Not sure that would greatly please many Newcastle U fans, of course.

I think Pardew handled the Cabaye episode poorly on Monday. Cayabe is a handsomely paid pro, so why could he not play at Manchester City? When I asked the manager this after the 4-0 defeat, he did not answer it directly, sticking to the line that Arsenal's bid was a distraction...

Ruprict asks:

Do you think this could be a big season for Danny Welbeck or do you subscribe to the popular opinion that he's just another Emile Heskey?

Guardian staff

Moyes spoke to him during the pre-season tour - in either Bangkok or Sydney so early on in the three-week trip - about Welbeck's need to get in more "poachers" positions to score the ugly goal. This is why the manager was pleased about DW's first goal at Swansea on Saturday.

So Moyes fancies him and to answer your question: yes, big season for DW and my opinion is he is a good player who has never really been given a long run at CF or, even, at No10...

I think he offers more than Heskey, too

Jamie is online answering questions

Kasperasky asks

It seems United are going to sign Fellaini, a relatively easier target compared to the others we've been linked. Moyes had spoken about signing two midfielders. Who will be the other one? Which other prospective midfielder we are contemplating a bid for? This transfer fiasco will be long forgotten once whichever signings we get start doing well.

Guardian staff

There is still an outside (and I mean outside) hope at the champions that Fabregas could yet be signed but I think its fair to say their options are becoming ever more limited. Currently, Moyes has decided against Luka Modric and with Cabaye not of interest, he may again consider Geoffrey Kondogbia of Sevilla. At 20 he is, though, potential rather than finished player

Jamie Jackson will be online from 1.30pm

The Premier League made a welcome return this weekend and Jamie Jackson will be here soon to talk about the fixtures. The top of the table looks oddly familiar, with Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea all in the top four. But what about Aston Villa. Could they contend for Europe this season? And what about Arsenal's collapse and Newcastle's drubbing at the Etihad – are Alan Pardew's team in trouble?

Jamie will be along at 1.30pm to debate all the stories of the weekend.