EPL 18/19



  • Top level soccer players work fucking hard for their ridiculous money. It seems like the World Cup just finished, and yet the Premier League kicks off this weekend, actually in the morning with Man U v Leicester.

    Change this year, with the transfer window closing yesterday rather than after the first 2 weeks or what ever. And it was a surprisingly quiet window.
    Man City added a couple, but nothing really notable
    Man U added a couple, but probably not what they needed, and if you listen to their manager, not what he wanted.
    Liverpool did great, and strengthened every area they needed to. Which worries the fuck out of me. Every single time we have a good season, it's followed by a shit one. This time we are starting with the pressure of being dubbed "best of the rest"
    Arsenal were decisive, new manager, 5 new players, but nothing huge. Still lost the community shield easily though
    Chelsea new manager, 4 new players. Lost their gun keeper though.
    Tottenham did absolutely nothing. That's dangerous.

    I would like to welcome back Fulhan to the top table, always had a soft spot for them, and i hope they do well.

    Who wins? Fuck knows. Probably City, considering how much better they were than everyone last year.



  • @mariner4life said in EPL 18/19:

    Arsenal were decisive, new manager, 5 new players, but nothing huge. Still lost the community shield easily though

    Um sorry, what?? Who lost the Comedy Shield?



  • yea fuck, good typo dickhead. I meant Chelsea, the other team who sacked their manager. Arsenal were disappointing elsewhere...



  • English clubs can still sell players, just not buy anyone now.

    I watched the highlights of the Arsenal pre-season games and I can already see noticeable changes to how we'll play under Emery, i.e., more high pressing, man marking on corners.

    This cartoon sums up the transfer market.

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  • Why is Rafa sticking that shitshow out?



  • Crystal Palace to win it all.

    And by win it all I mean come top 12



  • @baron-silas-greenback

    I would be very happy to see that but you didn’t have to start by schooling us in the difference between championship and PL at Craven Cottage

    No charity at all from Uncle Woy





  • The viewing numbers for the EPL in NZ are very low so Spark could just be repeating the failure of Coliseum Sports. As a fan I don't even subscribe to beIN.



  • @bovidae said in EPL 18/19:

    The viewing numbers for the EPL in NZ are very low so Spark could just be repeating the failure of Coliseum Sports. As a fan I don't even subscribe to beIN.

    I'm one of the few that has bein. Depending on the price I wouldn't mind getting an on demand subscription so I can watch it on any device



  • I'm only interested in watching sport on a big screen, and preferrably in HD. Streaming to a device only with no casting would be a big step backwards.

    The devil will be in the details of what Spark will offer, the platforms they will support, and most importantly the price.



  • @bovidae said in EPL 18/19:

    I'm only interested in watching sport on a big screen, and preferrably in HD. Streaming to a device only with no casting would be a big step backwards.

    The devil will be in the details of what Spark will offer, the platforms they will support, and most importantly the price.

    I used to watch the coliseum feed on my laptop while on treadmill. Kill 2 birds with 1 stone



  • @rocky-rockbottom fuck i love him



  • @canefan
    Further to the viewing numbers of the EPL on Sky, I saw this info:

    The EPL represents 0.3% of the viewing on the Sky platform. This is even after taking all the free-to-air channels out. By comparison the NBA is over 2%.



  • It's like the summer never happened.

    City are running rough-shod all over the competition. Lost our best player? No worries, we'll stick 6 past our next opponents.

    Arsenal have come away from their incredibly tough start with nothing. Man U have already had a slip that no one can have if they are chasing City down.

    Liverpool have won twice which is nice. Chelsea and Spurs also. But 2 games in, and it feels like everyone is playing for 2nd.



  • Fulham are successfully lulling everyone into an appearance of mediocrity.

    It's so fiendishly clever it has the appearance of stupidity. Just imagine how good we'd have been if we hadn't spent 100,000,000 quid.



  • @dogmeat said in EPL 18/19:

    Fulham are successfully lulling everyone into an appearance of mediocrity.

    It's so fiendishly clever it has the appearance of stupidity. Just imagine how good we'd have been if we hadn't spent 100,000,000 quid.

    They actually played quite well against Spurs. They will trouble other sides if they can maintain that level of effort



  • @canefan Yeah I actually agree but they need to get something out of the Burnley game next up.

    They have some good players but they need to gel. Lot of newcomers still getting to know each other and the manager.

    Wonder how the six regulars from last season who took them up feel about not being able to get game time



  • @dogmeat said in EPL 18/19:

    @canefan Yeah I actually agree but they need to get something out of the Burnley game next up.

    They have some good players but they need to gel. Lot of newcomers still getting to know each other and the manager.

    Wonder how the six regulars from last season who took them up feel about not being able to get game time

    It's always dangerous buying too many first team replacements. You sacrifice team cohesion and spirit erodes



  • Red Manchester getting Towelled Up by Spurs at Old Trafford. Now just gone 0-3

    MAN UTD 0-2 TOTTENHAM

    83: Spurs show no signs of crumbling as Eriksen now fancies getting in on the act as he takes the ball on and fires over. The Spurs fans ask, "Is there a fire drill?" as the United supporters head for the exits.


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