EPL Season 2019-20

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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by DaveInSeattle » Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:31 pm

What was up with Ederson yesterday? He completely butchered that game...

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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by mister d » Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:07 pm

Chelsea looking to make it three at the top in the PL.

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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by govmentchedda » Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:10 am

We're back, BABY!
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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by Pruitt » Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:50 am

govmentchedda wrote:
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We're back, BABY!
I'll bet that if someone had polled Spurs fans, 95% would have been happy if the entire season had been cancelled.

Excited to watch the EPL, but dreading the return of Mourinho ball.
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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by mister d » Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:55 am

I think they should have cancelled and invalidated this season but kept Champions League going.
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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by A_B » Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:37 pm

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I think they should have cancelled and invalidated this season but kept Champions League going.
Same except cancel Champs league too and play Europa only.
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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by govmentchedda » Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:53 pm

The Blades were properly fucked by goal line technology. Apparently someone forgot to plug it in.
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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by A_B » Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:07 pm

govmentchedda wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:53 pm
The Blades were properly fucked by goal line technology. Apparently someone forgot to plug it in.
He had the ball behind the post! wow.
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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by Sabo » Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:52 pm

I already hate the piped in crowd noise.
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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

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Sabo wrote:
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I already hate the piped in crowd noise.
The non-enhanced version online is very quiet.

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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by mister d » Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:08 pm

This is such a weird XI, although any stuff I don't like is outweighed by seeing Garcia get the nod.

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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

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A_B wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:07 pm
govmentchedda wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:53 pm
The Blades were properly fucked by goal line technology. Apparently someone forgot to plug it in.
He had the ball behind the post! wow.
And the linesman had an unobstructed view! Was he afraid to make a call, waiting for VAR?
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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

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Sabo wrote:
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I already hate the piped in crowd noise.
I don't. Makes it seem more normal as I 1/2 pay attention during work.
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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by Pruitt » Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:05 pm

David Luiz is in mid-season form.
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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by mister d » Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:05 pm

Ha ha felt like City hadn't scored in like 100 days ha ha!!!
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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by mister d » Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:05 pm

Pruitt wrote:
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David Luiz is in mid-season form.
Was pretty happy with the "Guendouzi's dad" joke to an Arsenal friend.
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Post by P.D.X. » Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:27 pm

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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by mister d » Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:57 pm

Fuck, looked like the fencing response from Garcia there.
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Post by A_B » Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:13 pm

What did he sully the name of Abraham Lincoln?

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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

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Pruitt wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:55 pm
A_B wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:07 pm
govmentchedda wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:53 pm
The Blades were properly fucked by goal line technology. Apparently someone forgot to plug it in.
He had the ball behind the post! wow.
And the linesman had an unobstructed view! Was he afraid to make a call, waiting for VAR?
All of the Hawk Eye cameras were blocked and the VAR official did not intervene because the on field official did not receive a signal. What about the microphones, run down to the 4th official...or open a window and yell...not a whole bunch of crowd noise to deal with.
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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by The Sybian » Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:23 am

Pruitt wrote:
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David Luiz is in mid-season form.
As soon as I saw Luiz taking off the warmups, I knew he would cost Arsenal the game with a major blunder. Just a shame the ref didn't help Arsenal out sooner by sending him off. By the time he showed Luiz red, he already cost Arsenal 2 goals.
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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by mister d » Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:28 am

Now now ... City PKs are only a 50/50 proposition.
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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by A_B » Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:28 pm

God I love watching a mourihno defense.


















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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by mister d » Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:11 pm

Is Harry Maguire really a top CB? Like my frame of reference would be VVD or Laporte; is Maguire really at/near that tier but a different style, or is he a guy who got a deal like them and in three years it'll be acknowledge they badly overpaid?
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Post by A_B » Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:14 pm

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Is Harry Maguire really a top CB? Like my frame of reference would be VVD or Laporte; is Maguire really at/near that tier but a different style, or is he a guy who got a deal like them and in three years it'll be acknowledge they badly overpaid?
I think he's been very good for most of the season, but that goal exposed his worst problems. Lack of pace and quick twitch change of direction. He'd have been better off circling instead of a full 180.


That said, De Gea should have stopped that.
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Post by mister d » Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:32 pm

I'm sure this is a bad analogy, but the lack of pace there made me think about how true centers that could dominate the 90s in the NBA would be fucked today. Not to that degree, but he just seems far different than the elites guys I'm aware of.
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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by Pruitt » Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:25 pm

I hate, hate, hate Jose Mourinho.

You see how exhausted Son and Kane were after the 60th minute? Yet they stayed out there for the entire game. He's done this before, like he's trying to prove a point about not having another striker.

And he starts Dier - who played decently until he got tired near the end - despite having two Belgians Vertonghen and Alderweireld on the bench. Simply inexcusable to have 3 unused subs in the first game back.
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Post by A_B » Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:48 pm

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I hate, hate, hate Jose Mourinho.

You see how exhausted Son and Kane were after the 60th minute? Yet they stayed out there for the entire game. He's done this before, like he's trying to prove a point about not having another striker.

And he starts Dier - who played decently until he got tired near the end - despite having two Belgians Vertonghen and Alderweireld on the bench. Simply inexcusable to have 3 unused subs in the first game back.
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A_B wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:14 pm
mister d wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:11 pm
Is Harry Maguire really a top CB? Like my frame of reference would be VVD or Laporte; is Maguire really at/near that tier but a different style, or is he a guy who got a deal like them and in three years it'll be acknowledge they badly overpaid?
I think he's been very good for most of the season, but that goal exposed his worst problems. Lack of pace and quick twitch change of direction. He'd have been better off circling instead of a full 180.


That said, De Gea should have stopped that.
Maguire is not at VVD’s level. Far from it. That said, it’s not a coincidence that United’s defense has gotten much better as he’s settled. He is a great organizer and communicator, and is extremely good at certain things, plus very handy with the ball. He can be got at with pace, as seen yesterday. So he really needs to be paired with someone like Bailly in my eyes. I’m with AB though too, DdG should have saved that.

I have to say it was nice to not be on the receiving end of a late career Mourinho game. After seeing that happen so many times when he was our manager I loved the shit out those last ten minutes. Makes his team sit deep and is happy to not have the ball. Meanwhile it only takes one mistake from a tired defender, which is exactly what happened. I really thought the Greenwood chance was going to go in.

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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by mister d » Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:58 am

That was gorgeous.
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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by govmentchedda » Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:34 am

Square Rob wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:41 am
A_B wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:14 pm
mister d wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:11 pm
Is Harry Maguire really a top CB? Like my frame of reference would be VVD or Laporte; is Maguire really at/near that tier but a different style, or is he a guy who got a deal like them and in three years it'll be acknowledge they badly overpaid?
I think he's been very good for most of the season, but that goal exposed his worst problems. Lack of pace and quick twitch change of direction. He'd have been better off circling instead of a full 180.


That said, De Gea should have stopped that.
Maguire is not at VVD’s level. Far from it. That said, it’s not a coincidence that United’s defense has gotten much better as he’s settled. He is a great organizer and communicator, and is extremely good at certain things, plus very handy with the ball. He can be got at with pace, as seen yesterday. So he really needs to be paired with someone like Bailly in my eyes. I’m with AB though too, DdG should have saved that.

I have to say it was nice to not be on the receiving end of a late career Mourinho game. After seeing that happen so many times when he was our manager I loved the shit out those last ten minutes. Makes his team sit deep and is happy to not have the ball. Meanwhile it only takes one mistake from a tired defender, which is exactly what happened. I really thought the Greenwood chance was going to go in.
That Bergwijn goal was really nice, and Maguire definitely should have done better. I agree with fivesides, Bailly seems to be the best partner for Maguire.

I absolutely love Fernandes. The Total Soccer Show guys mentioned in their pod right before the restart that since his arrival, United have a really well defined 6-8-10 with McTominay, Fred, and Bruno. I agree that they all seem to fit well there. They also mentioned that Pogba's best position is as a replacement for Fred. They mentioned his work as an 8 for France in WC2018, and I agree, that's when I've seen him at his best (admittedly, I didn't watch much of him with Juve). Pogba is clearly better than Fred, but Fred was really good before the break. I'm not sure if Fred can slide back to 6 and spell McTominay, but I don't really see all three of them fitting into the same midfield.

I was only able to pay half attention to yesterday's game while watching at work, but unless Daniel James can hone a little bit more skill, his speed just isn't enough of an asset to warrant a starting place.
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Post by rass » Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:28 pm

The way Rebecca Lowe says “peacock” is just delightful.
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The way Rebecca Lowe says “peacock” is just delightful.
The way she describes it as "history in the making" is not.
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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by mister d » Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:13 pm

Can we call Iheanacho back from his sale three years ago?
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Post by DaveInSeattle » Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:00 pm



All four Liverpool goals yesterday were great...

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Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Post by mister d » Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:52 pm

FernHANDinho???
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Post by tennbengal » Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:54 pm

The acceleration and finish on the PULISIC goal really was world class.

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Post by A_B » Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:56 pm



But good on Liverpool. I know they are supposedly one of Man U's more traditional rivals, but that was before my time. I hate Arsenal way more than Liverpool.
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