EPL Season 2019-20

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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by tennbengal » Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:58 pm

I wish Klopp was my coach - my literal coach. I could use this kind of support and affirmation before starting a day at work...


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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by rass » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:05 pm

Why else own a dog, man???
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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by tennbengal » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:09 pm

rass wrote:
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Why else own a dog, man???
She's good, really good, she's a truly good dog, but, man, she ain't Klopp.

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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by The Sybian » Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:17 pm

tennbengal wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:09 pm
rass wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:05 pm
Why else own a dog, man???
She's good, really good, she's a truly good dog, but, man, she ain't Klopp.
Only a Golden Retriever could provide the level of enthusiasm and affection as Klopp.
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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by DaveInSeattle » Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:28 pm

The Sybian wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:17 pm
tennbengal wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:09 pm
rass wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:05 pm
Why else own a dog, man???
She's good, really good, she's a truly good dog, but, man, she ain't Klopp.
Only a Golden Retriever could provide the level of enthusiasm and affection as Klopp.
As the Men In Blazers dubbed him, he's the Teutonic Care Bear.

ETA: I was reading the comments on the Guardian's page about todays game, and found a link to this SI story: Jürgen Klopp's Authentic, Infectious Aura and Ultimate Mission

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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by wlu_lax6 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:18 am

DaveInSeattle wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:28 pm
The Sybian wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:17 pm
tennbengal wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:09 pm
rass wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:05 pm
Why else own a dog, man???
She's good, really good, she's a truly good dog, but, man, she ain't Klopp.
Only a Golden Retriever could provide the level of enthusiasm and affection as Klopp.
As the Men In Blazers dubbed him, he's the Teutonic Care Bear.

ETA: I was reading the comments on the Guardian's page about todays game, and found a link to this SI story: Jürgen Klopp's Authentic, Infectious Aura and Ultimate Mission
One time swamper, Grant Wahl, talked a bunch about this interview on his podcast last week.

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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by DaveInSeattle » Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:03 am

Also led me to this:

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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by wlu_lax6 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:16 pm

So looks like Man U will have a fun field this weekend
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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by rass » Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:49 pm

Tranmere dodging the Pool this weekend.
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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by Pruitt » Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:59 pm

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Memories of Roberto Soldado and Vincent Janssen
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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by Pruitt » Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:54 pm

Best Spurs win of the season!

Lucky as hell, but hey, been a while.
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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by Pruitt » Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:38 pm

The Spurs-Villa game was absolutely fantastic.

Keep your eyes on this Bergwijn kid that Spurs just grabbed from the Netherlands. Kid is amazing.
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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by A_B » Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:27 pm

Man U Chelsea SPoilers Below
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Is Chelsea's keeper always slow? Seemed to be in position on both goals but just moved way too late
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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by P.D.X. » Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:46 pm

A_B wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:27 pm
Man U Chelsea SPoilers Below
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Is Chelsea's keeper always slow? Seemed to be in position on both goals but just moved way too late
[+] spoiler
Ehhh. I don't think either was save-able but he did look a bit flat footed.
I realllly wish they had a better way to determine offsides than forward-most body part. Chest/shoulders seems a better indicator of body position than a foot in stride.

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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by A_B » Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:58 pm

[+] spoiler
on reply the second one was a rocket. But the first was pretty well placed too. I wasn’t watching it undivided attention
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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by The Sybian » Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:21 pm

Speaking of offside calls, I'm torn on when the linesmen should raise the flag. I get annoyed that they wait until the offside player touches the ball on plays when it's clear they are running onto the ball, but OTOH, on close plays, they should probably let the play finish out then raise the flag so VAR can verify. In the Arsenal Newcastle game, Ozil took a long pass, and the flag went up immediately as he crossed it in to Aubamayang for a clear breakaway. Linesman called Ozil off, but replay showed he was on onside. So, should the Linesman wait to flag it, or should the ref ignore the flag until the end of the play, in case it's a goal, then go to VAR? In the moment I was thinking they should let it play out when it's an immediate goal scoring chance, then blow the whistle if nothing comes of the immediate play, but that is going to cause so much controversy and sitting around waiting for the VAR ruling, which sucks. And someone will inevitably get injured in the continuation and people will get pissed if it's a clear offside and they let play continue unnecessarily. Also tough for a officials to determine if it's obvious enough to immediately call or let it play out then go to video if needed.
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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by Pruitt » Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:10 pm

VAR sucks so badly that it is almost unbelievable. Linesmen now wait and don't make calls.

And there really seems to be a discrepancy between VAR crews. I mean , Maguire full on kicked Batshuayi in the nuts. VAR review said no red.

Compare it to Son;s red card (which was deserved and backed up by VAR officials.

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Post by Shirley » Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:57 pm

And that was only the second worst VAR decision in that game. The tying goal they removed was ridiculous. They called an off-ball push on Azpilicueta (yes, I had to look up that spelling) somehow missing the very obvious fact that he was shoved into the guy he shoved. The announcers were speechless.

And then Maguire, who probably should have had that red, scored ManU's second goal. The last review, negating a Giroud goal because his foot was apparently offside (although they didn't show the ball so how do we know if that was the moment of the pass?), was technically correct but kind of against the point of the rule.
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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by govmentchedda » Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:35 pm

In a season that doesn't really mean a thing, we got lucky today. All three of those calls could have gone blue.
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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by Pruitt » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:03 am

Son Heung Min Injured

8:00 am and I want a drink...
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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by rass » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:06 am

Sucks. He looked to be in pain at the end of the first half (even the fist pump on his first goal seemed hesitant) but when he came back out I thought he was OK. He's fun to watch.
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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by govmentchedda » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:16 am

I was half watching and saw him go off at the half, then saw him avoid celebrating like he'd played at Villa earlier in his career, and didn't put 2&2 together.
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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by wlu_lax6 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:33 am

Yeah but they will get him out there with a padded cast as soon as they can.

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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by mister d » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:54 am

Son Heung-Minimum of 4 weeks?
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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by A_B » Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:18 am




Who you got?

I say Giggs and Shearer/Henry
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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by mister d » Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:19 am

Probably Aguero and De Bruyne. Haven't seen many better in my time as a fan!
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Post by Pruitt » Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:34 am

Drogba, Tony Adams, Gerrard, Peter Cech, Rio Ferdinand...
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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by Baloney » Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:01 am

Cantona

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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by govmentchedda » Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:27 am

A_B wrote:
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Who you got?

I say Giggs and Shearer/Henry
My heart agrees, my head says the latter two.
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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by DaveInSeattle » Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:37 pm

It's players, right? If it was coaches it would have to be Sir Alex and Arsene.

For players...Becks? Stevie G? Would have to think it will be two English players.

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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by The Sybian » Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:19 pm

So is this Hall of Fame just the "Premier League Era," 1992 I think, or English top flight?
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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by mister d » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:54 am

God I fucking hate Otamendi.
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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by A_B » Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:10 pm

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God I fucking hate Otamendi.
I thinks a fine choice for the squad.
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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by mister d » Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:12 pm

Good non-use of VAR.
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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by mister d » Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:57 pm

God he is so fucking bad.
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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by govmentchedda » Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:16 pm

Glory, glory.
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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by mister d » Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:06 pm

Is there any talk of reallocating some of the money given to Maguire over to Wan Bissaka?
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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by The Sybian » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:10 am

VAR saved the day for Arsenal. Ref called off Lacazette's goal for offside, replay showed Ozil was clearly on. After way too long a break, VAR overturned the decision. First wrong call I've seen by the female AR in numerous games I've watched her work, so she still has an impressive record.

ETA: Brings up an interesting question, as I debated this with some other coaches. When the ball to Ozil was played, he was clearly on. The ball deflected off a defender on the way to Ozil. Does the deflection change the time of when you look at whether the player is onside? So let's say Ozil is on when the pass is made, and runs past the last defender, and is off at the time the ball deflects. If he receives the pass, is he offside? It used to be you couldn't be offside if the ball came off a defender, now I think you still can if it's a deflection.
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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by Shirley » Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:47 pm

Chelsea's had to really dig into academy players because of so many injuries, but yet had their two best back-to-back performances of the year. They beat Liverpool 2-0 in the FA Cup on Wed and then dominated Everton yesterday 4-0. Can't remember the last time they bad consecutive clean sheets. Coincidentally (or not), they started 18-year-old Billy Gilmour at center midfield in both games and he earned MOTM in both. Is Jorginho getting Wally Pipped?
Totally Kafkaesque

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