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Re: 2016/17 English Premier League Thread
« Reply #1500 on: September 26, 2016, 01:57:22 PM »
With Shrek on the bench, seeing improvements in Pogba's game

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Re: 2016/17 English Premier League Thread
« Reply #1501 on: October 02, 2016, 08:31:40 AM »
Spurs playing a fantastic game vs City. 2-0. City looking like Barsa in style of play and uniform.  Talking about uniforms. I watch a little of Wolves and Norwich. Norwich has a shirt that looked like pajama top or hospital attendant uniform.

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Re: 2016/17 English Premier League Thread
« Reply #1502 on: October 02, 2016, 08:41:34 AM »
Had a sense that the penalty would not be converted. Nevertheless, that is precisely the way to play inside the box.

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Re: 2016/17 English Premier League Thread
« Reply #1503 on: October 02, 2016, 09:05:04 AM »
Is John Stones for City English? Good attacking for a center back.

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Re: 2016/17 English Premier League Thread
« Reply #1504 on: October 02, 2016, 09:07:48 AM »
Spurs looked very good.  But both sides were excellent. Best game for the season.

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Re: 2016/17 English Premier League Thread
« Reply #1505 on: October 02, 2016, 09:17:32 AM »
Yes! I love it Spurs, good footbal. MC Got close down very quickly and Spurs attacked them with great authority.
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Re: 2016/17 English Premier League Thread
« Reply #1506 on: October 02, 2016, 09:18:00 AM »
Is John Stones for City English? Good attacking for a center back.

Yeah, Deeks. Already capped. Was the subject of immense transfer interest while at Everton and ended up at City. However, never saw any action in France during the Euros, so understandable you missed him.
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Re: 2016/17 English Premier League Thread
« Reply #1507 on: October 02, 2016, 11:46:24 AM »
Stunning that the Gunners did not drop 3 points today. Seemed the perfect occasion for them to stick to the script.
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« Reply #1508 on: October 02, 2016, 11:58:38 AM »
Stunning that the Gunners did not drop 3 points today. Seemed the perfect occasion for them to stick to the script.

Considering the goal was both offside and a handball, I'll say they seem to have a new script these days.
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Re: 2016/17 English Premier League Thread
« Reply #1509 on: October 03, 2016, 04:27:33 PM »
Swansea dismiss Francesco Guidolin, appoint former U.S. boss Bob Bradley



Swansea City have named former United States boss Bob Bradley as their new coach after parting company with Francesco Guidolin.

Bradley, 58, had been linked with the position last week as Guidolin came under pressure following a poor run of results, and the Italian has been dismissed after Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Liverpool, which left the club 17th in the Premier League.

Swansea have now turned to Bradley, who had been in charge of French second-tier side Le Havre and becomes the first American to take charge of a club in any of Europe's top five leagues.

Bradley called the Swansea job "a unique opportunity" in a parting message on Le Havre's website.

"I also know that it is thanks to the exposure this club have given me I can now today coach in the Premier League."

Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins told the club's official website: "We are delighted Bob has agreed to join us. He is highly regarded as a coach and has a wealth of experience on the international and domestic front.

"He is well aware of the club's footballing philosophy and will provide us with strong leadership qualities and a renewed belief to compete at this level. It is never easy changing managers, but we are looking at a long-term appointment and we are confident Bob can settle us down and stabilise matters on and off the pitch."


Guidolin, who turned 61 on Monday, had taken charge at the Liberty Stadium in January and guided the club to Premier League safety, finishing in 12th position.

Jenkins said: "We are obviously disappointed to part company with Francesco. We felt he deserved his opportunity after the work he did last season.

"Unfortunately we have not been able to carry performances over from last season and we felt we needed to change things as soon as possible in order to move forward in a positive way.

"We would like to thank Francesco and his staff for their services to the club and wish them well for the future.''

In July, an American consortium led by Steve Kaplan and Jason Levien bought a controlling stake in Swansea. Landon Donovan, a U.S. international during Bradley's tenure, is also a shareholder.

Bradley was in charge of the U.S. national team from 2006 to 2011, including for the 2010 World Cup, before being replaced by Jurgen Klinsmann.

He then managed the Egypt national team and enjoyed a successful spell with Stabaek, helping the Norwegian club qualify for the Europa League for the first time.

He joined Le Havre last November and just missed out on promotion to Ligue 1 in May.

Le Havre announced the appointment of Oswald Tanchot as Bradley's replacement on Monday.

Bradley said: "On the one hand, I would have liked to see the project through by taking the team up at the end of the season. On the other hand, I thank HAC [Le Havre] and president [Vincent] Volpe for allowing me the chance to coach in the world's leading league.

"It is a unique opportunity and I will not forget HAC and the president have made it possible for me to take it at this moment during the season. I also know I can now coach in the Premier League thanks to the exposure this club has offered me.

"I have total confidence in Oswald's work. It has been a pleasure working with him and I know he is up to the set task: a Ligue 1 return. I will certainly continue to be a strong supporter of HAC."

Le Havre president Volpe said he was satisfied that Tanchot, who had been Bradley's assistant, would be a strong appointment.

"I am pleased for two reasons," he said. "Firstly, because we have helped Bob to reach the Premier League and secondly because Oswald is succeeding him as coach. When Bob Bradley arrived in November of 2015, we hoped to team them up so that this promising young coach could learn from his time in contact with the former U.S. men's national team boss.

"We also convinced Oswald to stay at the club this summer because he was wanted by others. We explained to him that he was well positioned to become coach in the medium to long term. We already anticipated the current situation and the senior side will now be led by Oswald Tanchot, holder of the BEPF [FFF coaching badge]."

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Re: 2016/17 English Premier League Thread
« Reply #1510 on: October 03, 2016, 06:12:27 PM »
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In July, an American consortium led by Steve Kaplan and Jason Levien bought a controlling stake in Swansea. Landon Donovan, a U.S. international during Bradley's tenure, is also a shareholder.

Everything you needed to know, right there.

(Also heard England is considering hiring a German coach despite the recent memory of WW II). Thomo? Comment?
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Re: 2016/17 English Premier League Thread
« Reply #1511 on: October 03, 2016, 07:25:24 PM »
Article in the NYT suggests Bradley was better prepared when interviewed, but I suspect he held a cultural advantage regarding anticipation of the reported key question asked.

Will post the article if no one does so in the interim.
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Re: 2016/17 English Premier League Thread
« Reply #1512 on: October 17, 2016, 12:12:49 PM »
Liverpool v. Manchester United. Rooney not starting. Pool with a chance to top the table. Man U to go level on points with Liverpool, if Pool loses. Looking forward to a game that merits a big club clash.
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« Reply #1513 on: October 17, 2016, 05:43:38 PM »
.......mou's typically cowar... ah mean tactical approach to "BIG" teams ::) strikes again....hopefully he will be more adventurous against his old club on Sunday....
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Re: 2016/17 English Premier League Thread
« Reply #1514 on: October 17, 2016, 06:11:03 PM »
You didn't identify enterprise in United's effort today?
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Re: 2016/17 English Premier League Thread
« Reply #1515 on: October 23, 2016, 09:06:38 AM »
Pedro: "Welcome back to the Bridge, Jose."
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« Reply #1516 on: October 23, 2016, 09:07:11 AM »
29.6secs 1-0 special one hadda roll away d bus  ;D
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« Reply #1517 on: October 23, 2016, 09:22:58 AM »
Cahill: "Welcome back to the Bridge, Jose."
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« Reply #1518 on: October 23, 2016, 10:20:04 AM »
3-0 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #1519 on: October 23, 2016, 10:22:09 AM »
Hazard: "Welcome ::) back to the Bridge, Jose."
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« Reply #1520 on: October 23, 2016, 10:28:42 AM »
Mercy!

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« Reply #1521 on: October 23, 2016, 10:29:08 AM »
kante my engine 4-0
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« Reply #1522 on: October 23, 2016, 10:54:29 AM »
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Re: 2016/17 English Premier League Thread
« Reply #1523 on: October 24, 2016, 06:34:41 AM »
Tight race so far in the PL, i think the top 5 separated by a point. Man City and Liverpool look the most impressive thus far.

Arsenal similar but they always seem to come up short over the course of a full season, will this be different?

Chelsea seems to be growing in confidence after a tough last season and Spurs will try to keep the good form from last year up as well.

Man Utd look off the pace, no real playing identity under JM, no settled first choice 11 either. Confused why some players not getting a look in at all.

The reason why the PL always makes for good viewing is that even apart from the 6 clubs  mentioned above a lot of talent up and down the league in teams like Everton, Southampton, Leicester City, West Ham, etc. Unlike in Spain, unless its Barca, RM or ATL playing i dont have much of an interest in viewing. I admit that playing FPL also encourages looking at all teams to see who the top performers are.

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Re: 2016/17 English Premier League Thread
« Reply #1524 on: October 24, 2016, 12:40:41 PM »
Manu got spanked. Them guys thought that it was a Euro. game, like the one the played during the week. Chelsea jumped the gun and it was "murder she wrote".
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Re: 2016/17 English Premier League Thread
« Reply #1525 on: October 24, 2016, 03:14:37 PM »
Chelsea has settled into a System- 3 in the Back with pace from the wing backs. Manu still looking for a style of play. The best this season is against Liverpool. Still a long way to go, but it looks as though Jose might soon  see the back door.

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« Reply #1526 on: November 05, 2016, 01:33:54 PM »
chelsea's back  ;D ;D ;D 5-0 on everton 3-4-3 FTW, mih fav formation
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Re: 2016/17 English Premier League Thread
« Reply #1527 on: November 05, 2016, 04:10:58 PM »
Chelsea destroyed them. Hazard showed some of his exquisite talent. But the entire Chelsea was Barsaresque.

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« Reply #1528 on: December 03, 2016, 07:49:34 AM »
Repent allyuh!

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« Reply #1529 on: December 03, 2016, 08:40:04 AM »
Repent allyuh!

Navas putting in good crosses.  :devil: :devil:

bacchanal in end, but good comeback by chelsea
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