EPL 2020/21

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Re: EPL 2020/21

Post by degenerasian » Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:57 pm

DaveInSeattle wrote:
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What got into the soccer today?
Good lord Liverpool. What in the hell....
It was like 80s first division today

Or 80s NHL.
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Re: EPL 2020/21

Post by Pruitt » Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:35 pm

My God Man U looked like shit today.

Pogba looked like he belonged in the MLS and their defending was utter crap.

So much fun to watch.
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Re: EPL 2020/21

Post by MaxWebster » Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:39 pm

kinda been waiting about 8 yrs for something like this.

Season ends this week, right??
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Re: EPL 2020/21

Post by wlu_lax6 » Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:31 am

Gunnersarus made redundant due to Covid.

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Re: EPL 2020/21

Post by The Sybian » Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:29 am

wlu_lax6 wrote:
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Gunnersarus made redundant due to Covid.
Final, a silver lining.
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Re: EPL 2020/21

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Re: EPL 2020/21

Post by rass » Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:47 pm



That’s actually really nice?
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Post by Pruitt » Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:38 pm

It actually is really nice.

And fuck Arsenal.
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Post by The Sybian » Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:13 pm

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That’s actually really nice?
Ozil stopped playing for Arsenal 7 months ago! It seems like a nice gesture, and maybe it is. For a guy making 350,000 pounds a week for not even making the bench, it’s peanuts. It might be a shot at the club. Fans were furious that they laid off 53 employees when other clubs guaranteed no lay offs. The layoffs were the same day as some other decision I can’t remember, so it may be a passive aggressive attack. That would be the first instance of aggression from Ozil in 5 years.
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Post by A_B » Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:18 pm

But what about the guy worth billions who said fuck gunnersaurus? I thought it was cool of ozil.
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Post by phxgators » Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:26 pm

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But what about the guy worth billions who said fuck gunnersaurus? I thought it was cool of ozil.
Yep. Fuck Kroenke.

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Re: EPL 2020/21

Post by The Sybian » Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:57 pm

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But what about the guy worth billions who said fuck gunnersaurus? I thought it was cool of ozil.
Hey, let me get my shots in. His insane salary and apparent refusal to agree to be sold prevented additional signings. The guy has some amazing moments, but 90% of his game is loafing around pretending to track back. Tons of talent, no heart. And an amazing ability to fail to score on clear cut chances, usually not even taking a shot. And he is besties with Erdogan who attended his wedding. Fuck him.
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Post by A_B » Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:06 pm

The Sybian wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:57 pm
A_B wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:18 pm
But what about the guy worth billions who said fuck gunnersaurus? I thought it was cool of ozil.
Hey, let me get my shots in. His insane salary and apparent refusal to agree to be sold prevented additional signings. The guy has some amazing moments, but 90% of his game is loafing around pretending to track back. Tons of talent, no heart. And an amazing ability to fail to score on clear cut chances, usually not even taking a shot. And he is besties with Erdogan who attended his wedding. Fuck him.
Dude. He’s a guy in a dinosaur suit.

Oh wait.
The wife just accidentally called you. “Accidentally”. Sorry

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Re: EPL 2020/21

Post by Pruitt » Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:53 am

A_B wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:06 pm
The Sybian wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:57 pm
A_B wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:18 pm
But what about the guy worth billions who said fuck gunnersaurus? I thought it was cool of ozil.
Hey, let me get my shots in. His insane salary and apparent refusal to agree to be sold prevented additional signings. The guy has some amazing moments, but 90% of his game is loafing around pretending to track back. Tons of talent, no heart. And an amazing ability to fail to score on clear cut chances, usually not even taking a shot. And he is besties with Erdogan who attended his wedding. Fuck him.
Dude. He’s a guy in a dinosaur suit.

Oh wait.
Ha!

And fuck Arsenal.
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Re: EPL 2020/21

Post by rass » Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:28 am

Rooting for Everton, Liverpool got screwed on that overruled goal.
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Re: EPL 2020/21

Post by govmentchedda » Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:30 am

On the first replay, that they ultimately showed again after the goal was overturned, it did seem like offsides was the right call. Very close, but correct. The shot they kept showing with the lines on the screen, and Lee Dixon going on and on, definitely did not look offsides.
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Re: EPL 2020/21

Post by Rex » Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:37 am

If soccer goalie doesn’t work out for Pickford (it won’t), he has a future as a hockey enforcer

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Re: EPL 2020/21

Post by Rex » Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:40 am

That was a real crappy spot to schedule that game. They’re not putting on ManU/City at 12:30 Saturday after a FIFA break.

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Post by DaveInSeattle » Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:39 am

govmentchedda wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:30 am
On the first replay, that they ultimately showed again after the goal was overturned, it did seem like offsides was the right call. Very close, but correct. The shot they kept showing with the lines on the screen, and Lee Dixon going on and on, definitely did not look offsides.
I just couldn't see it. Sure looked like he was onside to me.

I'm a Liverpool supporter, but I really enjoy watching DCL play. Guy is a beast.

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Re: EPL 2020/21

Post by DaveInSeattle » Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:18 am

Oh Kepa...

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Re: EPL 2020/21

Post by mister d » Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:27 pm

I don’t know the rules on contact with officials but I would think Ageuro’s wasn’t good?
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Post by rass » Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:35 pm

That?

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Re: EPL 2020/21

Post by mister d » Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:37 pm

The video is a lot worse; either she tried to pull away and he had a grip or he gave her a little pull.
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Re: EPL 2020/21

Post by mister d » Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:44 pm

rass wrote:
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I'm definitely known as "the boy who cried penis" in town.

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Re: EPL 2020/21

Post by Pruitt » Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:36 pm

DaveInSeattle wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:18 am
Oh Kepa...

(evergreen post)
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Post by Rex » Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:42 pm

I mean, there’s no way he does that to a guy.

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Re: EPL 2020/21

Post by Nonlinear FC » Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:22 pm

DaveInSeattle wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:18 am
Oh Kepa...

(evergreen post)
Chelsea's defense is ridiculous. Watched the game to see how Pulisic looked (pretty good), and got to see all 3 Saints goals come from some level of defensive bullshit.

Entertaining, if nothing else.
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Re: EPL 2020/21

Post by Rex » Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:51 pm

Also, Chelsea look like a boy band

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Post by Baloney » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:36 pm

Shame you don't see Premier League pitches like this anymore


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Post by Nonlinear FC » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:16 am

Rex wrote:
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Also, Chelsea look like a boy band
Yeah, one of the frustrating things about watching and trying to track Pulisic is at least half the squad has the same hair cut, build, and running gait.

The kid from Ajax debuted... Yitech, I think? He's going to be a player to watch.
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Re: EPL 2020/21

Post by Pruitt » Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:52 pm

If there wasn't football on later, I may have thrown my TV to the floor.

Spurs... gonna kill me.
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Post by DaveInSeattle » Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:01 pm

Big Virg got Pickford-ed...


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Post by Shirley » Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:59 am

DaveInSeattle wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:18 am
Oh Kepa...

(evergreen post)
Sadly true.

How did he completely miss that ball?
Totally Kafkaesque

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Re: EPL 2020/21

Post by mister d » Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:52 am

rass wrote:
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Re: EPL 2020/21

Post by Shirley » Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:30 pm

LOL. Hey, maybe we can bring John Terry back to step in. Can't be much worse, right?
Totally Kafkaesque

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Re: EPL 2020/21

Post by Nonlinear FC » Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:41 pm

Shirley wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:59 am
DaveInSeattle wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:18 am
Oh Kepa...

(evergreen post)
Sadly true.

How did he completely miss that ball?
Gonna say something kind of mean here... He really wimped out on that play. At a minimum, he could've slid both legs stacked at the ball. Even that is pretty dangerous in terms of potential outcomes.

I've talked about this before, but there has been a subtle but significant change in how goalies are taught to handle breakaways. Instead of basically bum rushing the oncoming attacker and diving at the ball when the time is right, they are now taught to bide your time, stay big, and kind of wait them out. (Think of a stand-up goalie in hockey.)

The problem I have with this approach is that it's not always applicable or the right move in certain situations. Sometimes you need to come off your line and blow somebody up (legally).

The right play for Kepa there, given that he was going to arrive either in time with attacker, or just marginally after, was to slide out with his hand/arms smothering the ball. You have to be brave there, but that's part of the job. Like I said up top, at a minimum you slide out like a defender and take the ball and then his legs.

I'm sure he's taking bloody hell from his trainer for that play.
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Re: EPL 2020/21

Post by Nonlinear FC » Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:50 pm

Pruitt wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:52 pm
If there wasn't football on later, I may have thrown my TV to the floor.

Spurs... gonna kill me.
Wait. WTF? I stopped watching at half-time.

*watches highlights8

Holy shit.
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Re: EPL 2020/21

Post by mister d » Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:56 pm

Nonlinear FC wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:41 pm
Sometimes you need to come off your line and blow somebody up (legally).
So safe to say you're an Ederson fan?
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Post by P.D.X. » Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:58 pm

Nonlinear FC wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:50 pm
Pruitt wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:52 pm
If there wasn't football on later, I may have thrown my TV to the floor.

Spurs... gonna kill me.
Wait. WTF? I stopped watching at half-time.
Same. And I had thrown a few quid on Spurs as a 'safe' bet to help my dwindling account.

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Re: EPL 2020/21

Post by Nonlinear FC » Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:05 pm

mister d wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:56 pm
Nonlinear FC wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:41 pm
Sometimes you need to come off your line and blow somebody up (legally).
So safe to say you're an Ederson fan?
I'll be honest and say I've got limited time watching him. Was very impressed with his skill on the ball last time I saw him.

This is the first time I've logged significant time watching PL games in over 5 years (really, probably longer.) I used to just fixate on whenever an American was playing in any league/game available.

That said, I did just set my DVR to track Dortmund last week. Old habits and all that.
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