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EPL 2017/18 Season
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:54 am
  • The new season starts in 10 days, boys & girls! In today's news, Daniel Sturridge decided to get his annual injury out of the way early this year, unless this is just a tease for a truly devastating one later on.
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Re: EPL 2017/18 Season
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:25 am
  • I'm incredibly excited. After coming in for the last two seasons after they started, this will be my first full season of the Premier League.

    Repping Newcastle United because of DeAndre Yedlin (and because after learning about their history, they appeal to me as a Seattle sports fan). They look in danger of going right back down to the Championship, though.
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Re: EPL 2017/18 Season
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:08 am
  • Chelsea starting their defense of the Premier League title like a house afire today. Wait, no, I mean dumpster fire. Sorry, I got my conflagrations mixed up. :)
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Re: EPL 2017/18 Season
Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:06 pm
  • This Chelsea team today looked like the one that quit on Joes after they won it all in 2014-15.
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Re: EPL 2017/18 Season
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:29 am
  • Chelsea came back to almost tie it playing with 9 men. We will be fine. KTBFFH
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Re: EPL 2017/18 Season
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:24 pm
  • Just saw this thread.

    Same old Liverpool day one. Offense looks great even without Coutinho. But... and I mean come on.. that defense.
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Re: EPL 2017/18 Season
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:11 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote:Just saw this thread.

    Same old Liverpool day one. Offense looks great even without Coutinho. But... and I mean come on.. that defense.



    Liverpool is kind of like the English national team. They think they can just roll out the ball and the name will win them every game.
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Re: EPL 2017/18 Season
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:10 am
  • The two most impressive teams in week one, to me, were the Manchester sides. Of course neither of them were playing a top tier opponent, but still.
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Re: EPL 2017/18 Season
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:12 pm
  • sdog1981 wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:Just saw this thread.

    Same old Liverpool day one. Offense looks great even without Coutinho. But... and I mean come on.. that defense.



    Liverpool is kind of like the English national team. They think they can just roll out the ball and the name will win them every game.


    Grossly inaccurate.

    Liverpool have their issues but it has nothing to do with believing the 1980s were yesterday
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Re: EPL 2017/18 Season
Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:56 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote:
    Liverpool have their issues but it has nothing to do with believing the 1980s were yesterday



    Nothing is as simple as what my statement was. But it is a joke that fits most Liverpool fans
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Re: EPL 2017/18 Season
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:31 am
  • Oh man SI you must have loved that beat down that Liverpool gave Arsenal.
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Re: EPL 2017/18 Season
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:06 am
  • I did. All while Coutinho squirms and Arsenal fans suffer. I then see Liverpool agree on Keita (finally) and are very A to e on other targets. Plus the Champs league draw and not much to complain about (except Liverpools defense of course)
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Re: EPL 2017/18 Season
Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:34 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote:I did. All while Coutinho squirms and Arsenal fans suffer. I then see Liverpool agree on Keita (finally) and are very A to e on other targets. Plus the Champs league draw and not much to complain about (except Liverpools defense of course)



    After a melt down like this I always switch to Arsenal fan TV to watch the post match meltdown. Then Sky sports for Carragher and Thierry Henry to catch their reactions.
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Re: EPL 2017/18 Season
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:37 pm
  • sdog1981 wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:I did. All while Coutinho squirms and Arsenal fans suffer. I then see Liverpool agree on Keita (finally) and are very A to e on other targets. Plus the Champs league draw and not much to complain about (except Liverpools defense of course)



    After a melt down like this I always switch to Arsenal fan TV to watch the post match meltdown. Then Sky sports for Carragher and Thierry Henry to catch their reactions.



    It was bad, fam.. ya know blud?
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Re: EPL 2017/18 Season
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:33 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote:
    sdog1981 wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:I did. All while Coutinho squirms and Arsenal fans suffer. I then see Liverpool agree on Keita (finally) and are very A to e on other targets. Plus the Champs league draw and not much to complain about (except Liverpools defense of course)



    After a melt down like this I always switch to Arsenal fan TV to watch the post match meltdown. Then Sky sports for Carragher and Thierry Henry to catch their reactions.



    It was bad, fam.. ya know blud?



    Now with the Oxlade-Chamberlain going to, Chelsea they are going to take it to a new level.
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Re: EPL 2017/18 Season
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:50 pm
  • He rejected Chelsea.

    Doesn't want to play wing back there either. I think he might end up at Liverpool.
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Re: EPL 2017/18 Season
Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:03 am
  • Uncle Si wrote:He rejected Chelsea.

    Doesn't want to play wing back there either. I think he might end up at Liverpool.


    Pfft, you can have him. It's not like we need young,quality,fast,homegrown wingback/strikers.

    Edit: How do you fellas see Man U this year?
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Re: EPL 2017/18 Season
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:13 am
  • NJSeaHawk wrote:
    Edit: How do you fellas see Man U this year?



    Jose year 2? PL Champions.
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Re: EPL 2017/18 Season
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:02 pm
  • United still play the same way as last year. They lack creativity and width and are not strong in the back. Their biggest (only) improvements are replacing Ibras stagnant play with Lukakus movement (does that equal more goals) and Matic freeing up Pogba to roam higher up the field.

    Not sure if it secures a title. But certainly challenging for one. Still see a lot of draws coming.
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Re: EPL 2017/18 Season
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:38 pm
  • They call it silly season for a reason. I think Chelsea over all did not get the targets they wanted but did add some depth that will be needed for a full slate of games this season.
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Re: EPL 2017/18 Season
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:55 am
  • Chelsea are in trouble.
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Re: EPL 2017/18 Season
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:23 am
  • Uncle Si wrote:Chelsea are in trouble.



    Indeed the squad is so small no way they can go deep in Europe, FA Cup and Leauge play. This team could be facing major burn out this coming winter. Either they pull these players back from loans or pray for a big January window. At this point, they do not need a big name they need a lot of decent players to increase team depth.
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Re: EPL 2017/18 Season
Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:15 pm
  • sdog1981 wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:Chelsea are in trouble.



    Indeed the squad is so small no way they can go deep in Europe, FA Cup and Leauge play. This team could be facing major burn out this coming winter. Either they pull these players back from loans or pray for a big January window. At this point, they do not need a big name they need a lot of decent players to increase team depth.


    agreed, but more concerning is that atleast 2 and perhaps more of those exact type of players chose to play elsewhere or remain put instead of joining Chelsea.

    I have not heard of any drama outside Costa, so unsure why the Champions are having a hard time attracting people.
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Re: EPL 2017/18 Season
Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:25 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote:
    sdog1981 wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:Chelsea are in trouble.



    Indeed the squad is so small no way they can go deep in Europe, FA Cup and Leauge play. This team could be facing major burn out this coming winter. Either they pull these players back from loans or pray for a big January window. At this point, they do not need a big name they need a lot of decent players to increase team depth.


    agreed, but more concerning is that atleast 2 and perhaps more of those exact type of players chose to play elsewhere or remain put instead of joining Chelsea.

    I have not heard of any drama outside Costa, so unsure why the Champions are having a hard time attracting people.



    Word around town in Conte's strength is his weakness. He is a hard ass when it comes to training. Some players don't want anything to do with a coach who has stated: "I want my players to eat grass and start from the bottom every season."
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Re: EPL 2017/18 Season
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:16 am
  • You'd think high wages would overcome that. Also... Barkley and Ox don't seem guys shy about working hard. Conte may be a part of the issue, just think there is more in there. This was a team on the free fall with Mourinho. Conte turned it all around but it feels like it's short lived. Two hard working tactically sound coaches having player issues. Could be the players that need to move on.
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Re: EPL 2017/18 Season
Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:46 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote: Could be the players that need to move on.



    That is the rub. Why go to the trouble of rebuilding the squad when you can just bring in a new manager.

    If you look at the start of the Chelsea run in the 2004 season they had:

    Drogba 26
    Lampard 26
    Terry 22
    Cech 20

    That was a young back bone that set the team up to be the most successful that it has ever been. Where are those players now? It looked like Conte was looking for youthful mix last season but it seems like he has turned away from that.
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