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EPL '16/'17
Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:53 pm
  • The season starts in about six weeks and the biggest offseason news so far is Zlatan joining Man U. If nothing else, the man will be good for a quote or two every week.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:47 pm
  • Zlatan is icing.

    The season will start with Leicester as the holders, Mourinho at United, Conte at Chelsea, Wenger at Arsenal, Klopp at Liverpool and Pep at City. That's an amazing array of characters.

    Very exciting for the PL.

    Once Euros wrap up I'm sure we will start to see a good run of players on the move as well.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Sun Jul 03, 2016 3:54 am
  • Looking forward to the start of the season, Palace have already signed Townsend from Newcastle and Steve Mandanda from Marseille. It also looks like James Tompkins is signing from West Ham tomorrow and that Benteke is close to being done. All good positive steps so far so the pressure will be on Pardew to hit the season running and get off to a decent start.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:04 pm
  • SeatownJay wrote:The season starts in about six weeks and the biggest offseason news so far is Zlatan joining Man U. If nothing else, the man will be good for a quote or two every week.


    I used to really like Zlatan for his insane skill level for such a big boy, but him joining the Scum has really soured me on him. He is still an unbelievable talent, but at 35 in October, they will be lucky if he doesn't turn into a Schweinsteiger.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:09 am
  • David Moyes is back in the PL. Sunderland have hired him to replace the departing Sam Allardyce.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Sun Jul 24, 2016 2:57 pm


  • :stirthepot:
    "May the force be with you."

    RIP Carrie Fisher, 1956-2016
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:52 am
  • Pogba to Man u...

    So with Mou moves...are they the favorites?

    Man, what a start for them... :177692: I hate to admit it, but Pogba is huge. Hope we get another ITA transfer that crashes and burns! :2thumbs:
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:14 am
  • Big, big transfer. But as Mou said (rightfully)... "at United, it can happen"

    From an EPL standpoint, this year is shaping up to be quite an entertaining one.

    Some big name players and coaches have moved into the league. Lots of questions about a resurgent United, will Leicester (or Spurs) fall off with such a busy schedule at hand. How will Pep get along in the Prem. And what about Conte at Chelsea? Will the team struggle to implement the 3 man back line early? Any hope for a Liverpool team without any European football to "distract" them.

    And West Ham is just there lingering...
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Sun Aug 14, 2016 4:17 am
  • Watched and suffered the Palace game yesterday, they are in real trouble, didn't seem to have any shape to there play. They need 3-4 players before the transfer window closes.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Sun Aug 14, 2016 5:17 am
  • Blueboy wrote:Watched and suffered the Palace game yesterday, they are in real trouble, didn't seem to have any shape to there play. They need 3-4 players before the transfer window closes.


    Please buy Benteke
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:45 am
  • That was some fun
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:12 am
  • Well we suck again.
    Nice win for the 'Pool, chaps.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:35 am
  • Please for the love of god please let Palace sack Pardew. :(
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:37 pm
  • CHELSEA BABY
    4-0 ON MAN SHITTY!!
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:39 pm
  • BLUE IS THE COLOUR!
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:46 pm
  • NJSeaHawk wrote:BLUE IS THE COLOUR!


    And Football is the game!!

    I don't know if they are running a 5-2-3 or a 3-4-3 I just know they are killing it right now.


    Also for the laughs



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Re: EPL '16/'17
Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:21 pm
  • It's a 343. Or more of a 3421. Key is hazard and Pedro more central so they can connect with others easier and aren't isolated too wide. Working wonders. Liverpool ran this with Rodgers a couple years back to similar success... for about 8/9 matches. Teams adjusted and it fell apart. They didn't have Hazard though.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:16 pm
  • Conte would love to use the 352 he had during his Juventus years. It will be interesting to see what they do with another batch of winter and summer signings.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:29 pm
  • sdog1981 wrote:Conte would love to use the 352 he had during his Juventus years. It will be interesting to see what they do with another batch of winter and summer signings.


    I'm sure they will default to it at some point. In the formation however you have to drop Hazard further down and more central or move him out wide... neither are his best positions.

    Could see a 3412 with hazard at CAM. Still not sure that central is his best either. All these new #8 players like Ozil Coutinho Hazard DeBruyne are better suited as tucked in wing players than true CAMs. Interesting to watch how each manager alters the formation to suit their best players.

    USMNT has the same dilemma with Pulisic coming up
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:16 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote:
    sdog1981 wrote:Conte would love to use the 352 he had during his Juventus years. It will be interesting to see what they do with another batch of winter and summer signings.


    I'm sure they will default to it at some point. In the formation however you have to drop Hazard further down and more central or move him out wide... neither are his best positions.

    Could see a 3412 with hazard at CAM. Still not sure that central is his best either. All these new #8 players like Ozil Coutinho Hazard DeBruyne are better suited as tucked in wing players than true CAMs. Interesting to watch how each manager alters the formation to suit their best players.

    USMNT has the same dilemma with Pulisic coming up




    He must not have liked what he saw of Oscar as a CAM. A Hazzard/Costa combo as a CF combo just would not work. If you look at his 2013-14 Juve team he has Tevez/Llorente combo up front. He just doesn't have those types of players on this Chelsea team.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:17 am
  • There's no true #9 outside Costa, so a 2 man front won't work.

    The 343 is pretty gimmicky for a league like the EPL. Not enough defensive support and its very open to countering when you ask players like Viktor Moses to play wing back. They will eventually have to make changes as it starts to get exposed by teams who game plan for it
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:33 pm
  • The Blues keep winning. This time was Hazzard dropping deep to get the ball sooner they never stay in one formation of long. Love how they play.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:15 pm
  • sdog1981 wrote:The Blues keep winning. This time was Hazzard dropping deep to get the ball sooner they never stay in one formation of long. Love how they play.


    CHELSEA FOR LIFE SON!

    wish the Hawks had won today for double trouble. oh well.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:17 pm


  • This was great! Cheers!
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:55 pm
  • NJSeaHawk wrote:

    This was great! Cheers!



    Oh man his stuff is the best, I laugh so hard every time.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:36 am
  • SCREW YOU KUN! He better be suspended for rest of season, if not banned for life. Dirty bastard!

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Re: EPL '16/'17
Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:22 am
  • Holy cow, what a game between Bournmouth & Liverpool this morning.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:22 am
  • SeatownJay wrote:Holy cow, what a game between Bournmouth & Liverpool this morning.


    Rock and Roll football. You take the good with the bad I guess.

    Klopp has to learn to dial the tactics back when he's sitting on a lead in this league.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:50 pm
  • It was a good game and best part is the Liverpool fans are getting that sinking feeling again.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:47 am
  • sdog1981 wrote:It was a good game and best part is the Liverpool fans are getting that sinking feeling again.


    Nah... Still the most exciting team in the league.

    Just wish Klopp would dial down the press when he's got a lead. That 2nd goal Liverpool committed 5 players to the attack and the 6th (Can, playing holding) was on the wrong side of the field when the ball was played into the attacking channel. It's those little things that separate 3 points from 0 points.

    Sometimes I think Klopp just expects his teams to finish all their chances and win 8-3.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:32 pm
  • Ohhhhhhhh Fabregas is magic
    he wears a magic hat.....
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:04 pm
  • No one likes Chelsea. It's like having to be nice to your awkward uncle at the holiday. You guys just need to get over it.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:13 pm
  • Yeah your totally loaded maybe mobbed up uncle who gets a new hot girlfriend every other year.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:11 am
  • sdog1981 wrote:Yeah your totally loaded maybe mobbed up uncle who gets a new hot girlfriend every other year.


    Nobody likes that guy either!
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:56 pm
  • Manic Man-City showed up today. They go from looking like champions to looking lost every other week. In a lot of ways they are like the Seahawks.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:50 am
  • At long last, Pardew sacked, took about 4 games to long but got there in the end! Survival looks a bit more promising now.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:38 pm
  • Blueboy wrote:At long last, Pardew sacked, took about 4 games to long but got there in the end! Survival looks a bit more promising now.

    Saw something today that Sam Allardyce will be meeting with CP sometime in the next day or two.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:21 pm
  • SeatownJay wrote:
    Blueboy wrote:At long last, Pardew sacked, took about 4 games to long but got there in the end! Survival looks a bit more promising now.

    Saw something today that Sam Allardyce will be meeting with CP sometime in the next day or two.


    Oh man Big Sam. He is always fun to have in the league. Dont like his style of soccer or footbal but he is a funny interview.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:40 am
  • Looks like Big Sam is the man for Palace, should at least be enough to keeping us up.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:40 am
  • Blueboy wrote:Looks like Big Sam is the man for Palace, should at least be enough to keeping us up.
    Palace and Sam are a match made in hell... still, I want them to stay up so our rivalry can be restarted in the Premier League, should us Seagulls finish the job this time...


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Re: EPL '16/'17
Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:12 pm
  • Sam has more lives than a damned stray cat
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:32 pm
  • Who's getting excited for boxing day football?
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:16 pm
  • sdog1981 wrote:Who's getting excited for boxing day football?


    Unfortunately Liverpool play Tuesday. Crap fixture list. Chelsea get the benefit here. Not a fan of the stockpile of games this time of year. Some leagues are off.

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Re: EPL '16/'17
Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:23 am
  • reinelt12 wrote:
    Blueboy wrote:Looks like Big Sam is the man for Palace, should at least be enough to keeping us up.
    Palace and Sam are a match made in hell... still, I want them to stay up so our rivalry can be restarted in the Premier League, should us Seagulls finish the job this time...


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    To be fair i think BHA go up this season, seen them on TV a few times and they look well set. Besides we could do with weaker teams coming up to help us secure our Premier League status! :D
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:51 am
  • Blueboy wrote:
    reinelt12 wrote:
    Blueboy wrote:Looks like Big Sam is the man for Palace, should at least be enough to keeping us up.
    Palace and Sam are a match made in hell... still, I want them to stay up so our rivalry can be restarted in the Premier League, should us Seagulls finish the job this time...


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    To be fair i think BHA go up this season, seen them on TV a few times and they look well set. Besides we could do with weaker teams coming up to help us secure our Premier League status! :D


    Would be nice to see Murray score against your lot in the Premier League... for what it's worth, Sam will keep Palace up, so we just have to keep our end of the bargain


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Re: EPL '16/'17
Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:36 pm
  • 12 wins in a row. The 343 is here to stay.

    Top of the table having a laugh........
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:22 am
  • sdog1981 wrote:12 wins in a row. The 343 is here to stay.

    Top of the table having a laugh........


    I remember Liverpool in 2014, without Suarez, running that 343...

    went 12 or so unbeaten...

    finished with 8 points from 27.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:49 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote:
    sdog1981 wrote:12 wins in a row. The 343 is here to stay.

    Top of the table having a laugh........


    I remember Liverpool in 2014, without Suarez, running that 343...

    went 12 or so unbeaten...

    finished with 8 points from 27.


    I remember Deba Ba ending their title hope. At Anfield. Poor Stevie G
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:09 pm
  • History. (Also.. wrong season). Chelsea may yet get there one day.

    Going to be a heck of a run in
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