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Re: 2015/16 Barclays Premier League Thread
« Reply #1380 on: August 29, 2015, 06:36:59 AM »
Pool has a young left back called Gomez. I wonder if he is of Trini parentage.
Don't matter.

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« Reply #1381 on: August 29, 2015, 09:01:53 AM »
Imagine West Ham @ the half have 2 goals from 29% possession, more shots than Pool and and an even # of corners.
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« Reply #1382 on: August 29, 2015, 09:10:03 AM »
Imagine West Ham @ the half have 2 goals from 29% possession, more shots than Pool and and an even # of corners.

Was surprised at the score. Was expecting 'Pool to take it to WH at home, after seeing their performance at Arsenal on Monday.

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Re: 2015/16 Barclays Premier League Thread
« Reply #1383 on: August 29, 2015, 09:34:04 AM »
Like Chelsea still on vacation
I pity the fool....

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« Reply #1384 on: August 29, 2015, 09:39:46 AM »
Like Chelsea still on vacation

Lol. Just as Falcao rescued Mourinho, Bolassie slaps him in the face with that cross.
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Re: 2015/16 Barclays Premier League Thread
« Reply #1385 on: August 29, 2015, 09:50:26 AM »
Steups can't even see it live......even though I really eh want to ah Chelsea loss......all mih PC dem  down at d same time and mobile eh supported by any a dem stream site.......flash nah
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Re: 2015/16 Barclays Premier League Thread
« Reply #1386 on: August 29, 2015, 10:00:36 AM »
Last year Chelsea bolted out of the block and people ketch  they nenen to catch them. This year, teams not allowing that at all.

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Re: 2015/16 Barclays Premier League Thread
« Reply #1387 on: August 29, 2015, 10:03:48 AM »
Meanwhile City has the baton.
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Re: 2015/16 Barclays Premier League Thread
« Reply #1388 on: August 29, 2015, 10:28:47 AM »
Meanwhile City has the baton.

We'll see.

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Re: 2015/16 Barclays Premier League Thread
« Reply #1389 on: August 29, 2015, 03:33:30 PM »
Imagine West Ham @ the half have 2 goals from 29% possession, more shots than Pool and and an even # of corners.

Was surprised at the score. Was expecting 'Pool to take it to WH at home, after seeing their performance at Arsenal on Monday.

Missed that game on Monday.

The Hammers scored 3 goals from 5 shots on target with 37% possession. Liverpool had 13 shots with only 1 "unproductively" on target. Dahis a shot more than WH's shot total. Corners: Pool had 5, WH had 7. Again, 7 corners from 37% possession. Take that and run!

Good call by Sterling to flash.

Arsenal had 22 shots today with 74% possession and converted 1. Rodgers would have been happy to occupy Wenger's body today. Or maybe Wenger occupied his.  :devil:
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Re: 2015/16 Barclays Premier League Thread
« Reply #1390 on: August 31, 2015, 11:45:57 AM »
De Bruyne transfer shows the new power of the pound in football
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It was a long time in the making, and it will have a ripple effect for a long time to come. DW's Jefferson Chase examines how Kevin de Bruyne's transfer - and the money behind it - unsettles the Bundesliga.

Earlier this year, when the English Premier League signed a new television rights deal worth somewhere between 7 and 9.5 billion euros, the ramifications for the entire football world weren't immediately apparent. With the completion of Kevin de Bruyne's transfer to Manchester City, it's become clear that the EPL's windfall is going to affect clubs everywhere - and not necessarily always in a positive sense.

Wolfsburg and Man City aren't talking about the 24-year-old Belgian playmaker's official price tag, but it's rumored to be around 74 million euros. In any case, it's a huge cupcake of money with more money for frosting and money on top instead of a cherry. Wolfsburg will be spending some of that sum in an attempt to compensate for the loss of the Bundesliga's player of the year last season and all-time assists record holder.

They've already brought in defender Dante and as of this writing they're reportedly closing on in Schalke's Julian Draxler as well - which means that the Royal Blues may have a somewhat smaller pile of money that they'll spend on luring players away from putatively lesser clubs, who will then spend that money and so on and so forth.

That doesn't initially sound like a problem until you consider that the sums teams are going to have to fork out for players are exploding as well, driven by building Premier League wallets. A club like Tottenham Hotspur, which finished sixth in England's top division last season, are able to splash 30 million euros to lure Heung-Min Son away from Champions League participants Bayer Leverkusen. Even a club like Leicester City doesn't need to think twice about handing over eight million to Mainz for Shinji Okazaki.

To put things in perspective, under the Bundesliga's current TV deal, Bayern Munich will receive around 50 million euros - or a little over half of one of our new currency unit, the de Bruyne. The team that finishes last in the Premier League gets around 133 million or a little less than one-and-a half de Bruynes.

Bayern Munich are traditionally one of the richest clubs in the world. Former club potentate Uli Hoeness loved to brag that the team had 350 million euros (around four de Bruynes) stashed away in its savings account. Suddenly that doesn't sound like all that much.

As a team that ran in the black and had no need for Russian oligarchs or Arab oil sheikhs, Bayern looked set to be one of the big winners as the Financial Fair Play rules were phased in. The English windfall makes that scenario seem unlikely. Manchester City didn't need oil-money subsidies to pry de Bruyne away from Wolfsburg. So the new English TV deal means that the Citizens no longer have to worry about falling afoul of FFP regulations in the near future.

The Premier League's windfall represents the start of one of the quantum leaps that happen ever so often and send ripples throughout football - comparable to Giuseppe Savoldi becoming the first million pound player in 1969 or the Bosman ruling of 1995. The playing field may well become somewhat more level when the German Football League negotiates a new deal for the TV rights to the Bundesliga in the 2017-18 season.

But until then expect the sort of unusually frenetic Bundesliga transfer period we're witnessing right now, with players of various calibers transferring to and fro - for a whole lot of de Bruynes.
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Re: 2015/16 Barclays Premier League Thread
« Reply #1391 on: September 07, 2015, 08:13:20 AM »
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Re: 2015/16 Barclays Premier League Thread
« Reply #1392 on: September 11, 2015, 07:40:55 PM »
Preview of Manchester United v Liverpool
Jamie Jackson, (The Guardian).




David de Gea has signed a new four-year deal and Louis van Gaal has admitted Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick (bravely) informed him the dressing room is “flat”. The latest seismic week at Manchester United ends with the visit of Liverpool. These firmest of enemies each have seven points and would love to end Saturday’s late game with three more and bragging rights for their supporters. Last season, Van Gaal’s team gave Liverpool a 3-0 schooling in the corresponding fixture. This time it may be closer.

Referee: Michael Oliver (This season G4, Y20, R3, 5.75 cards per game).

Manchester Utd Subs: from Romero, Johnstone, Lingard, McNair, Rojo, Carrick, Young, Fellaini, Martial

Doubtful: None
Injured: Jones (leg, 19 Sep)
Suspended: None
Form: WWDL
Discipline: Y8 R0
Leading scorer: Mata 1

Liverpool Subs: from Sturridge, Bogdan, Henderson, Lallana, Ibe, Touré, Sakho, Moreno, Teixeira, Origi, Rossiter
Doubtful: Henderson (foot), Lallana (thigh), Sturridge (thigh),
Injured: Allen (hamstring, 19 Sep) Flanagan (knee, Dec)
Suspended: Coutinho (one match)
Form: WWDL
Discipline: Y13 R1
Leading scorers: Benteke, Coutinho 1
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Re: 2015/16 Barclays Premier League Thread
« Reply #1393 on: September 11, 2015, 07:49:07 PM »
Preview of Everton v Chelsea
By Andy Hunter (The Guardian).




The focus will be on John Stones but not at the end of the game should Chelsea falter once more. The reigning champions are eight points adrift of Manchester City with four games gone and are still searching for the confidence, form and power that contributed to a 6-3 win here early last season. Everton’s injury problems at left-back, where the new £9.5m signing Ramiro Funes Mori may have to make his debut out of position, could be exploited.

Referee: A Marriner (This season G2, Y9, R1, 5.0 cards per game).

Everton Subs: from Funes Mori, Lennon, Robles, Browning, Osman, Oviedo, Deulofeu, Naismith, Besic, McGeady, Gibson
Doubtful Oviedo (knee)
Injured: Cleverley (ankle, Oct), Baines (ankle, Dec), Hibbert (knee, Dec), Pienaar (hamstring)
Suspended: None
Form: DWLD
Discipline: Y4 R0
Leading scorers: Barkley, Lukaku 2

Chelsea Subs: from Blackman, Beeney, Rahman, Zouma, Aina, Djilobodji, Mikel, Ramires, Loftus-Cheek, Traoré, Falcao, Kenedy, Rémy
Doubtful: Ramires (knee)
Injured: Courtois (knee, Dec), Oscar (knee, 16 Sep)
Suspended: None
Form: DLWL
Discipline: Y5 R2
Leading scorer: Five players 1
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Re: 2015/16 Barclays Premier League Thread
« Reply #1394 on: September 11, 2015, 08:06:50 PM »
Preview of Crystal Palace v Manchester City
By Dominic Fifield, (The Guardian).




Last season Crystal Palace 2 Man City 1

Referee: M Jones (This season G3, Y12, R1, 4.33 cards per game).

Crystal Palace Subs: from Speroni, Hennessey, Mariappa, Hangeland, Lee, Ledley, Jedinak, Kaikai, Zaha, Gayle, Mutch, Wickham, Campbell
Doubtful: Jedinak (hamstring), Wickham (calf), Campbell (hamstring), Ledley (hamstring)
Injured: Ward (knee, 17 Oct), Chamakh (groin, Dec) Suspended None
Form: WLWW Discipline Y5 R0
Leading scorers: Sako, Ward 2

Manchester City Subs: from Caballero, Wright, Demichelis, Bony, Nasri, Roberts, Zuculini, Iheanacho
Doubtful: None
Injured: Zabaleta (knee, 19 Sept), Clichy (ankle, Oct), Fernando (groin, 19 Sept), Delph (hamstring, Nov), Silva (ankle, 19 Sept)
Suspended: None
Form: WWWW
Discipline: Y9 R0
Leading scorers: Fernandinho, Kompany 2
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Re: 2015/16 Barclays Premier League Thread
« Reply #1395 on: September 12, 2015, 06:03:45 AM »
Preview of Everton v Chelsea
By Andy Hunter (The Guardian).





Chelsea: No Cahill. Matic and Mikel pairing. Fabregas rather than Willian.

Everton: No Mirallas. McCarthy instead. (However, Naismith in before 10' for Besic).
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« Reply #1396 on: September 12, 2015, 06:08:49 AM »
And as often happens when subs end up on the field unexpectedly, Naismith scores an Everton goal that would have made Andy Gray proud.
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« Reply #1397 on: September 12, 2015, 06:10:39 AM »
Like Besic knows what he was doing.
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« Reply #1398 on: September 12, 2015, 08:20:46 AM »
Preview of Crystal Palace v Manchester City
By Dominic Fifield, (The Guardian).




Palace: No Bamford?

City: Nasri in. No Sterling. No De Bruyne. Bony on.
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Re: 2015/16 Barclays Premier League Thread
« Reply #1399 on: September 12, 2015, 08:31:12 AM »
Watching Man City and CP. Aguero out with  a knee problem.  He is replaced with a 54 million pound sub. Wow the top five teams have all these players. When one man goes down they are with an equally impressive player. So much for accusations of stock piling.

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Re: 2015/16 Barclays Premier League Thread
« Reply #1400 on: September 12, 2015, 09:05:13 AM »
Mourinho done, his style not helping Chelsea.

Hazard playing real tutu since de season start.

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Re: 2015/16 Barclays Premier League Thread
« Reply #1401 on: September 12, 2015, 09:13:12 AM »
Great to see a club with Palace's legacy,  going toe to toe with City. Just seeing de old school dread in de stands was heartwarming.

Deeks, ent Palace is a kind of "community team" with an intimate ground that you could vibe?
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« Reply #1402 on: September 12, 2015, 09:16:42 AM »
Poor Navas! He needed a lil David Accam on that finish rather than ah El Niño Torres mishap.
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« Reply #1403 on: September 12, 2015, 10:14:06 AM »
Preview of Manchester United v Liverpool
Jamie Jackson, (The Guardian).




Man Utd: No Rooney. Fellaini. Going 4-2-3-1. Romero on the bench, De Gea gets the nod. No Schneiderlin. Carrick in.

Liverpool: Going 4-4-2. Ings with Benteke.
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« Reply #1404 on: September 12, 2015, 10:35:06 AM »
Great to see a club with Palace's legacy,  going toe to toe with City. Just seeing de old school dread in de stands was heartwarming.

Deeks, ent Palace is a kind of "community team" with an intimate ground that you could vibe?

Breds, football can be cruel sometimes. Palace played great football to earn at least a point. But they had to play to the final whistle. It was a real good game. If palace can play away from home like that and get a couple wins or a point, then other teams in trouble. Congrats to City.

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Re: 2015/16 Barclays Premier League Thread
« Reply #1405 on: September 12, 2015, 12:13:35 PM »
What a cooking goal by Bentike!!!

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« Reply #1406 on: September 12, 2015, 12:14:12 PM »
What a sweet goal by Martial.

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Re: 2015/16 Barclays Premier League Thread
« Reply #1407 on: September 12, 2015, 12:17:32 PM »
What are the chances of Brendan  keeping his job thru next summer?

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« Reply #1408 on: September 12, 2015, 12:34:01 PM »
What are the chances of Brendan  keeping his job thru next summer Christmas?

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« Reply #1409 on: September 13, 2015, 11:00:34 AM »
Hell of a game between Villa and Leicester.

Right now, if I had to pick a home game to attend in the BPL, it would be at Leicester, they are having a good time.
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