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Re: EPL '16/'17
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:08 am
  • Another great win for Palace, another 3 points should see us safe for another season.

    It all just goes to show the difference it makes to have a manager with tactical in game nous. If Pardew had stayed we would be bottom by now.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:33 am
  • I really wonder what Liverpool will do with Sahko at this point. he's been a revelation at Palace.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:57 am
  • Can we all just take a moment to enjoy the implosion that is happening at Arsenal?
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:35 am
  • SeatownJay wrote:Can we all just take a moment to enjoy the implosion that is happening at Arsenal?


    Im trying not to jinx it :)
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:30 am
  • Uncle Si wrote:
    SeatownJay wrote:Can we all just take a moment to enjoy the implosion that is happening at Arsenal?


    Im trying not to jinx it :)

    It's a shame Gate isn't around to share this with. :lol:
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:21 pm
  • SeatownJay wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:
    SeatownJay wrote:Can we all just take a moment to enjoy the implosion that is happening at Arsenal?


    Im trying not to jinx it :)

    It's a shame Gate isn't around to share this with. :lol:


    Ive got his email... i should send him a hello
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:49 am
  • Uncle Si wrote:I really wonder what Liverpool will do with Sahko at this point. he's been a revelation at Palace.


    The way he's played he has made a transfer to a better team than Palace more likely. Not sure who he ends up with but Liverpool have defiantly dropped the ball with this one.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:59 pm
  • But seriously tho when was the last time Arsenal has been this bad? The 90's?
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:27 pm
  • God damn it


    Jose Mourinho just made this a race again. The man can make things interesting when the chips are down.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:16 pm
  • Chelsea were very poor. Not sure Jose had much to do with it. I felt he set his team up as a partial concession (resting for Anderlecht), hoping for 0-0 and instead his team delivered. Not much different than the 352 played in the FA cup undone by Herrera's red. They got a nice goal, kicked at Hazard and Costa and forced Conte to adjust.

    This was more about the would be champs bottling a big game. Leicester did it last year to Arsenal. For what it's worth, clubs are sorting out Contes 433. If you can scratch a goal out early then the system loses its tactical edge. United controlled the middle, stayed back and didn't let Kante get counters started.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:36 pm
  • Losing Courtois during warm-ups did not help at all.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:38 pm
  • On to the FA cup final. Now just need Place to beat Tottenham!!
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:17 am
  • Well...

    That sucked
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:17 am
  • Where you, pulling for city? Or just anti-gunners?
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:38 pm
  • Palace are giant killers wow.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:08 pm
  • I'm so glad that I made sure to catch Chelsea/Spurs. That's my second favorite match of this year (still behind Man City/Monaco in the first leg of the CL, which was the most pure entertainment that I've had watching a sporting event since SB 48).

    Watching Liverpool lose is up there for fun, though.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:51 am
  • sdog1981 wrote:Palace are giant killers wow.


    Just Palace doing Palace things. :D
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:16 am
  • Blueboy wrote:
    sdog1981 wrote:Palace are giant killers wow.


    Just Palace doing Palace things. :D



    Take take take...
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:31 pm
  • Let's go Eagles!! Beat them Spurs!!
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:02 am
  • If the referee does his job last night then its a different game and maybe a different result. Win some lose some but John Moss last night really irritated me.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:26 pm
  • Blueboy wrote:If the referee does his job last night then its a different game and maybe a different result. Win some lose some but John Moss last night really irritated me.



    He let two of us down then.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:50 am
  • ......and then Palace revert back to type! :?
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:14 pm
  • Blueboy wrote:......and then Palace revert back to type! :?



    Still above relagation
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Sun May 07, 2017 3:39 am
  • Palace, now is not the time to crap the bed. Hull at home next Sunday, don't think my nerves will cope!
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Sun May 07, 2017 7:07 am
  • I was shocked that Hull lost to put them in the zone. But Palace only needs to win twice to be safe.


    In other news. The Spurs just Spured it up.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Sat May 13, 2017 12:24 pm
  • Chelsea are champions and might come away with the first 90 point season in the EPL since 2005.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Sat May 13, 2017 11:59 pm
  • 3 hours until Kick off.........nervous much! :irishdrinkers:
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Sun May 14, 2017 11:08 am
  • Blueboy wrote:3 hours until Kick off.........nervous much! :irishdrinkers:



    And just like that they crushed hull
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Wed May 17, 2017 12:18 am
  • sdog1981 wrote:
    Blueboy wrote:3 hours until Kick off.........nervous much! :irishdrinkers:



    And just like that they crushed hull


    That early goal totally ruined Hulls plans. Big summer for Palace coming up, fully expect a fair few comings and goings.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Wed May 24, 2017 10:00 am
  • I'm assuming Bournemouth runs a 4-4-2 here (I still have a hard time telling formations and remembering which clubs prefer what formations), but I'm excited to see a Josh King/Jermain Defoe pairing next season. Maybe they can make a run at Europa.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Wed May 24, 2017 10:35 am
  • Smelly McUgly wrote:I'm assuming Bournemouth runs a 4-4-2 here (I still have a hard time telling formations and remembering which clubs prefer what formations), but I'm excited to see a Josh King/Jermain Defoe pairing next season. Maybe they can make a run at Europa.



    442 is entirely plausible.

    However, Bournemouth's lineup is far, far away from challenging for a top 6 spot.

    While they did finish in the top 10, they were still 23 points behind a United team who spent the last month resting up for the Europa League final.

    The disparity between the top 4/6 (not including Chelsea's record 30 win season) and the rest of the league is astounding at the moment. Heck, there's even a 15 point gap between 7 and 8.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Wed May 24, 2017 2:43 pm
  • You are surely right because you know much more about this stuff than I do. When I made that post, I was specifically thinking that they could catch Everton for seventh and a potential Europa spot with the right transfers this summer. Everton finished about fifteen points ahead of them, IIRC, but they are probably shipping out Ross Barkley and possibly also Romelu Lukaku. The thing is that Everton has a massive transfer budget this summer IIRC even before sales of Barkley and Lukaku, but there's the chance they don't spend it properly.

    And of course, for Bournemouth to pass Southampton and remain above the Watfords and Stokes of the league seems reasonable.

    But yeah, this was the first full season I've watched, so it's extremely likely that I'm talking out of my behind, too and that I don't yet understand what it takes to move up the table like that.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Thu May 25, 2017 6:34 pm
  • It takes a little while to learn all this stuff but it is worth it due to how much fun the BPL can be.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Fri May 26, 2017 5:33 am
  • Smelly McUgly wrote:You are surely right because you know much more about this stuff than I do. When I made that post, I was specifically thinking that they could catch Everton for seventh and a potential Europa spot with the right transfers this summer. Everton finished about fifteen points ahead of them, IIRC, but they are probably shipping out Ross Barkley and possibly also Romelu Lukaku. The thing is that Everton has a massive transfer budget this summer IIRC even before sales of Barkley and Lukaku, but there's the chance they don't spend it properly.

    And of course, for Bournemouth to pass Southampton and remain above the Watfords and Stokes of the league seems reasonable.

    But yeah, this was the first full season I've watched, so it's extremely likely that I'm talking out of my behind, too and that I don't yet understand what it takes to move up the table like that.



    It's the most competitive league in the world, which makes it the most entertaining. Not always the best product on the field, and as European competition has shown of late, nowhere near the best teams in the world.

    This season really showed a massive gap in the qualities of the top, middle and bottom. I mean the gap between first and forth was 17 points. it's more of a spending gap at this point than anything else, and not just on players. The coaches at the top of the league are bigger names than many of the players.

    It shows no signs of letting up either. However, for every season we get like this, you'll occasionally get a Leicester story.

    Now, in terms of Bournemouth and Everton, you are absolutely correct. While they have been a consistent top 8 team the last few years, Barkley and Lukaku could be off and depending on how the Bitters spend their money, it could certainly leave them prone to dropping. Southampton is also prone to losing their best players (Van Djik is certainly off to a bigger club) and also could slip. So not as out of reach as I may have suggested.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Sat May 27, 2017 10:59 am
  • Arsenal wakes up just in time for the FA cup final. What the hell man.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Sat May 27, 2017 1:22 pm
  • sdog1981 wrote:Arsenal wakes up just in time for the FA cup final. What the hell man.


    Gifted a goal and a man advantage.

    Arsenal are still crap.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Sun May 28, 2017 2:34 am
  • sdog1981 wrote:Holy crap Blueboy Big Sam quits.

    http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/40021059


    I saw a few tweets during the day that something might be up, turns out his wife was close friends of someone who died at the Manchester bombing add to that i don't think he is 100% right health wise he decided to call it a day. Only good thing is that its happened now and not a week or so before the new season.

    As for the new guy its interesting that Steve Parish (part owner and top dog!) is on his boat in Spain so nothing seem imminent unless its Mauricio Pellegrino of Alaves.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Sun May 28, 2017 9:03 am
  • Uncle Si wrote:
    sdog1981 wrote:Arsenal wakes up just in time for the FA cup final. What the hell man.


    Gifted a goal and a man advantage.

    Arsenal are still crap.



    Maybe this was some dirty Chelsea trick. They know if they won the double it would all but guarantee Wenger getting the sack. Now that Wenger has won the cup Arsenal will keep him.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Sun May 28, 2017 6:49 pm
  • Let's hope so...

    Sanchez is still gone I'd say.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Wed May 31, 2017 9:19 am
  • Arsenal is in an extremely interesting position. They are generally very successful and consistently so. However, is this enough for the club any longer?

    It appears so. Will be interesting how the fans react. Was an FA cup win enough to satiate them?
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Wed May 31, 2017 10:11 am
  • I don't know what to think.

    One one hand, Wenger won a trophy this year, and I wonder if maybe Gunners supporters are just overreacting and thinking that their undefeated season from fifteen years ago should be the norm.

    On the other hand, getting your behind handed to you in multiple CLs and not winning an EPL title for a decade-plus seems like stagnation. A club with that type of financial support should be doing more.

    On yet another hand, Stan "I refused to fire Jeff Fisher's corpse for eight years too long" Kroenke is running the club, and we know his history of refusing to fire coaches that, you know, should have been fired awhile ago.

    Whatever, as long as this next two years is full of insane rants on that Arsenal supporters' Youtube network after each major Gunners loss, I will remain entertained.
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Wed May 31, 2017 10:30 am
  • That YouTube channel might be the best entertainment on the internet... (or am I using the internet wrong?)
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Re: EPL '16/'17
Wed May 31, 2017 2:48 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote:That YouTube channel might be the best entertainment on the internet... (or am I using the internet wrong?)



    I love the meltdowns on Arsenal fan tv.
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