EPL 18/19



  • @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.



  • Jaysus Mourinho can talk some shite!

    Not as prickly as expected but is rambling like a nutter



  • Spurs fans?



  • @mariner4life Snort!!!

    I know that comment will come back to bite me



  • @mariner4life You know who some of them are now.

    West Ham finally get a win this morning.



  • @bovidae said in EPL 18/19:

    @mariner4life You know who some of them are now.

    West Ham finally get a win this morning.

    oh yea! to the Fandom thread...



  • West Ham looked pretty ominous yesterday. Quite a few brilliant opportunities. But man it was required after the shit start.

    Liverpool and Man City still looking like the teams to beat. Although Chelsea are just cruising along too. Spurs not exactly on a great run into their new home ...



  • Goal of the weekend was Zlatan in the MLS



  • @mariner4life said in EPL 18/19:

    Goal of the weekend was Zlatan in the MLS

    Another to add to his collection.



  • And now Liverpool beat moneybags PSG in the Champs League. In a nice change they led by 2, threw it away late, but won in extra time. That's new for Liverpool.

    I'm trying very very hard not to, but a part of me is starting to believe.



  • @mariner4life said in EPL 18/19:

    And now Liverpool beat moneybags PSG in the Champs League. In a nice change they led by 2, threw it away late, but won in extra time. That's new for Liverpool.

    I'm trying very very hard not to, but a part of me is starting to believe.

    and Spurs have lost another.



  • @hooroo said in EPL 18/19:

    @mariner4life said in EPL 18/19:

    And now Liverpool beat moneybags PSG in the Champs League. In a nice change they led by 2, threw it away late, but won in extra time. That's new for Liverpool.

    I'm trying very very hard not to, but a part of me is starting to believe.

    and Spurs have lost another.

    who have Arsenal got in their Champions League group?



  • @mariner4life said in EPL 18/19:

    @hooroo said in EPL 18/19:

    @mariner4life said in EPL 18/19:

    And now Liverpool beat moneybags PSG in the Champs League. In a nice change they led by 2, threw it away late, but won in extra time. That's new for Liverpool.

    I'm trying very very hard not to, but a part of me is starting to believe.

    and Spurs have lost another.

    who have Arsenal got in their Champions League group?

    I'm not seeing the relevance?



  • @hooroo said in EPL 18/19:

    @mariner4life said in EPL 18/19:

    @hooroo said in EPL 18/19:

    @mariner4life said in EPL 18/19:

    And now Liverpool beat moneybags PSG in the Champs League. In a nice change they led by 2, threw it away late, but won in extra time. That's new for Liverpool.

    I'm trying very very hard not to, but a part of me is starting to believe.

    and Spurs have lost another.

    who have Arsenal got in their Champions League group?

    I'm not seeing the relevance?

    just asking



  • @mariner4life said in EPL 18/19:

    @hooroo said in EPL 18/19:

    @mariner4life said in EPL 18/19:

    @hooroo said in EPL 18/19:

    @mariner4life said in EPL 18/19:

    And now Liverpool beat moneybags PSG in the Champs League. In a nice change they led by 2, threw it away late, but won in extra time. That's new for Liverpool.

    I'm trying very very hard not to, but a part of me is starting to believe.

    and Spurs have lost another.

    who have Arsenal got in their Champions League group?

    I'm not seeing the relevance?

    just asking

    Look! We have high expectations this year. Fighting for 4th and making it out of the second group of Europa league.(If that's how they still do it)

    3 on the bump is a minor miracle after the start to this season



  • Salah was disappointing in the PSG game, and was responsible for Mbappe's goal. Any Liverpool fan expecting a repeat of last year's heroics from him might be out of luck.

    Liverpool were the better team though so deserved to win.

    I saw the last 15 mins of the Spurs game. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.



  • Watched a bit of the Spurs game today - they look a shadow of last year's team. They just play slow, possession football quite badly as far as I can see. Their strength was the speed they played at making it hard for opposition teams to match them especially with the movement they had. I could hardly watch what I saw this morning, it was so dull.



  • Ole Jose having a torrid ole time at the mo.

    Team booed off the pitch after a nil nil v Valencia.

    Thoughts @Rocky-Rockbottom ?



  • @rocky-rockbottom said in EPL 18/19:

    l0l, Spurs new stadium sounds like a typically Spursy operation

    https://www.constructionnews.co.uk/projects/inside-spurs-stadium-ive-never-in-my-life-worked-like-that/10035311.article

    “Stop what you’re doing!” cries a supervisor, halting the work of a gang of electricians on Tottenham Hotspur’s new £850m stadium.
    The sudden stop is due to the appearance of workers from an air-conditioning subcontractor, who are carrying a large piece of metallic piping. These AC workers have turned up to finish their installation. The problem is, the electricians were told the AC work had already been completed.
    As a result, all the work the electricians had done has to be torn out. This is made all the more frustrating by the fact that completed electrics, carried out on the exact same spot, had already been completely ripped out two weeks earlier for the same reason.

    That's what happens when Daniel Levy tries to do it on the cheap and fails to appoint a project manager. Typical pound foolish behaviour by our illustrious leader. The new place looks pretty cool though



  • Spurs-Barca tomorrow. I expect plenty of goals.



  • @bovidae said in EPL 18/19:

    Spurs-Barca tomorrow. I expect plenty of goals.

    Certainly not wrong.



  • Spurs were in the Xmas spirit by gifting Barca 2 goals.

    Not a good night for the English teams.



  • @bovidae said in EPL 18/19:

    Spurs were in the Xmas spirit by gifting Barca 2 goals.

    Not a good night for the English teams.

    As usual in the UCL, the groups are a little unbalanced. Both Liverpool and Spurs are in groups with 3 strong teams - Liverpool should be OK based on their home fortress but Spurs are going to have to both that Barca don't gift points to Inter.



  • Seems like we have a real title race.

    Chelsea, City and Liverpool all tied on points. Arsenal just behind and ever-improving.

    I think City and Chelsea look the most likely to go on with it and fight it out until May. For all Liverpool's spend and improvement, it still doesn't feel like a title is there for the taking.

    Who knows what the fuck is going on at Man U.



  • @mariner4life a real pleasant surprise to see us win 9 in a row in all comps. Some tidy football thrown in similar to the early Wenger days.

    In saying that we usually look ok, this side of Christmas



  • @hooroo Ramsey's goal was one for the highlight reels. He'd only been on the field for 38 secs.



  • @bovidae wasn't a fucking highlight for me



  • @dogmeat said in EPL 18/19:

    @bovidae wasn't a fucking highlight for me

    Fulham not enjoying life



  • @mariner4life I still think Spurs will finish higher than Arsenal once they get their mojo (players) back.

    Strangely enough Liverpool aren't reaching the heights of last season but similarly they aren't plumbing the depths either and that is what will keep them in the race. They really need sides to come onto them to given them the space for the fantastic 3 to flourish - but teams are getting wise to them this season and keeping them quiet. Not sure City will run away with it but they still look the most likely to not slip up against the weaker teams especially once Kevin de B is back.

    Of the teams to battle Man U for 6th (!), Wolves look really good.



  • @mariner4life Equal worst start to a season having spent 100 million quid over the summer...

    Not that 100 Mill is a lot of money nowadays

    Injuries - different formation, tactics, and line-ups for every game. The club record unbeaten run seems a loooong time ago.

    Fortunate that Huddersfield and Cardiff are in this years PL

    We have had a pretty tough run of fixtures. After next 3 Cardiff, Bournemouth, Huddersfield will hopefully not have a sore neck from looking up the table.

    Could get ugly though if we don't sort out our defence. Still think squad is too good to struggle all season. But last time we went down the average pre season prediction was we would finish 9th.



  • @kiwipie Spurs won't have the CL distraction to worry about for much longer. 🙂

    Then it's Thu night games in some European city...



  • @kiwipie 5 clean sheets in 8 games is a good way to stay at the top. And a mile from last year! That first 8 games includes Chelsea, Spurs and City as well.



  • @mariner4life Exactly - seems they are being talked down due to not banging in 4 or 5 every game but they are still unbeaten and their depth is much better.



  • @dogmeat Fulham remind me of Bournemouth in their first season, predictions of doom as they were given some hidings but with enough attacking talent to beat the weaker teams. Fulham have plenty going forward which should given them enough wins to stay up.


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