English Premier League 2019-2020

#26
This could be a year where a team outside the big 6 sneaks into the top 4. After week 1 it seems pretty clear that Liverpool and City are at the top. Then I think Spurs will be solidly in 3rd. But I could see Arsenal, United, and Chelsea dropping a lot of points. Arsenal and Chelsea have some injuries to work through. And I don't think the lopsided win for United really told the story. I wasn't impressed.

Wolves, Everton, and Leicester should be smelling blood in the water.
 
#28
Baja Ontario
This could be a year where a team outside the big 6 sneaks into the top 4. After week 1 it seems pretty clear that Liverpool and City are at the top. Then I think Spurs will be solidly in 3rd. But I could see Arsenal, United, and Chelsea dropping a lot of points. Arsenal and Chelsea have some injuries to work through. And I don't think the lopsided win for United really told the story. I wasn't impressed.

Wolves, Everton, and Leicester should be smelling blood in the water.
That would make this season more fun. I'll be keeping an eye on the wolves, who caught my attention last year.
 
#30
Decided to follow the EPL for something to do before the basketball season starts. Decided to pick Wolves as my team. Solid showing against Leicester, but still room to grow.
 
#31
Decided to follow the EPL for something to do before the basketball season starts. Decided to pick Wolves as my team. Solid showing against Leicester, but still room to grow.
It's definitely worth watching if you can keep up with it. I chose Everton as my team several years back because of Tim Howard and haven't really looked back.
 
#32
Chicago
It's been needed for a while. I like the way they have implemented it. Only 4 things can be reviewed: offside or not, penalty or not, red card or not, and mistaken identity. As long as the reviews are quick, it's all good in my book.
i think every goal is reviewed too.

there's definitely room for improvement but it'll get better and smoother as the year goes on. for example, it took 98 seconds to rescind dendoncker's goal which many say (and i agree) is way too long.

18 of the stadiums will show the actual deciding replay for the local crowd. only exceptions are old trafford and anfield. does anyone know why those two stadiums won't? or maybe they technically can't?
 
#33
Here's the Week 2 Schedule (All times CT)

Saturday
Arsenal v. Burnley 6:30
Southampton v. Liverpool 9:00
Brighton v. West Ham 9:00
Everton v. Watford 9:00
Norwich v. Newcastle 9:00
Aston Villa v. Bournemouth 9:00
Man City v. Tottenham 11:30
Sunday
Sheffield v. Crystal Palace 8:00
Chelsea v. Leicester 10:30
Monday
Wolves v. Man United 2:00
 
#34
Chicago
Decided to follow the EPL for something to do before the basketball season starts. Decided to pick Wolves as my team. Solid showing against Leicester, but still room to grow.
welcome to the discussion! supporting wolves is a solid choice. they'll be a dangerous team this year.

based on your avatar, you might be more interested in the Bundesliga...?
 
#35
i think every goal is reviewed too.

there's definitely room for improvement but it'll get better and smoother as the year goes on. for example, it took 98 seconds to rescind dendoncker's goal which many say (and i agree) is way too long.

18 of the stadiums will show the actual deciding replay for the local crowd. only exceptions are old trafford and anfield. does anyone know why those two stadiums won't? or maybe they technically can't?
Yeah those are the only 2 stadiums with no jumbotron.
 
#38
welcome to the discussion! supporting wolves is a solid choice. they'll be a dangerous team this year.

based on your avatar, you might be more interested in the Bundesliga...?
I'll be paying them plenty of attention... but EPL has much better media coverage. Is there a Bundesliga thread?
 
#40
This weekend's Premier League schedule (all times Central):

Saturday
6:30 AM, NBCSN: Arsenal vs. Burnley
9:00 AM, NBCSN: Southampton vs. Liverpool
9:00 AM, CNBC: Aston Villa vs. Bournemouth
11:30 AM, NBC: Manchester City vs. Spurs

Sunday
8:00 AM, NBCSN: Sheffield United vs. Crystal Palace
10:30 AM, NBCSN: Chelsea vs. Leicester City

Monday
2:00 PM, NBCSN: Wolves vs. Manchester United
 
#41
Everton defeats Watford 1:0 in the Goodison opener for the Toffees. Bernard scored in the 10th minute and Everton held on as Watford had chances for a couple of equalizers against a home side that played a bit nervous at times.

Toffees return to action on Friday at Aston Villa.

And with this being the first home win of this season, this song echoed throughout Goodison:
 
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#42
St. Peters MO
Let me first admit I am a City guy, but regardless, VAR is becoming a joke. It's almost like the VAR official cant wait to call something.
 
#43
you feel me, dog?
Elmhurst
Let me first admit I am a City guy, but regardless, VAR is becoming a joke. It's almost like the VAR official cant wait to call something.
Totally disagree. Can argue about the rule change (hand balls leading to a goal), but VAR virtually eradicates blown calls. And that is a very, very, very good thing.
 
#44
St. Peters MO
Totally disagree. Can argue about the rule change (hand balls leading to a goal), but VAR virtually eradicates blown calls. And that is a very, very, very good thing.
From the PL 'VAR only intervenes in the course of a match when the officials have made a 'clear and obvious error' in one of four key areas.'

That call today was not clear and obvious to me. There is a difference between the letter of the law and the spirit.
 
#45
Chicago
Everton defeats Watford 1:0 in the Goodison opener for the Toffees. Bernard scored in the 10th minute and Everton held on as Watford had chances for a couple of equalizers against a home side that played a bit nervous at times.

Toffees return to action on Friday at Aston Villa.

And with this being the first home win of this season, this song echoed throughout Goodison:
good to see Dat Guy on the field again after his long injury layoff
 
#48
A Legend in My Own Mind
Montgomery, IL
From the PL 'VAR only intervenes in the course of a match when the officials have made a 'clear and obvious error' in one of four key areas.'

That call today was not clear and obvious to me. There is a difference between the letter of the law and the spirit.
You must either be joking or a complete homer. The ball bounced off his elbow and changed directions. Had that not occurred, it would not have fallen to Gabriel Jesus. The PL rule book has stated for years that a goal may not be scored or set-up by a hand ball. This was as clear as day.
 
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#49
From the PL 'VAR only intervenes in the course of a match when the officials have made a 'clear and obvious error' in one of four key areas.'

That call today was not clear and obvious to me. There is a difference between the letter of the law and the spirit.
It pretty clearly hit his hand. And it was definitely a key area, as it lead to a goal. If you want to blame something, blame the rule. VAR did it's job on this one.
 
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#50
This weekend's Premier League schedule (all times Central):

Friday
2:00 PM, NBCSN: Aston Villa vs. Everton

Saturday
6:30 AM, NBCSN: Norwich City vs. Chelsea
9:00 AM, NBCSN: Manchester United vs. Crystal Palace
11:30 AM, NBC: Liverpool vs. Arsenal

Sunday
8:00 AM, NBCSN: Bournemouth vs. Manchester City
10:30 AM, NBCSN: Spurs vs. Newcastle United