English Premier League 2021/22

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IlliniSaluki

IL metro east burbs of St. Louis
Top 4?
1. Team 1
2. Team 2
3. Team 3
4. Arsenal remember.. 4th is the new 1st.. Back to the norm..
 
#3      

KBLEE

Montgomery, IL
Rumor has it that Tottenham have finally agreed a fee with Citeh for the transfer of Harry Kane. I would assume Spurs will attempt to spend some of the funds before the move is officially announced.
 
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KBLEE

Montgomery, IL
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Quick note regarding NBC's coverage plans this season. Any matches airing live on NBC will also air live on Peacock. That's the key part though. It's just those matches airing over the air on NBC. If the matches air on NBCSN or one of the other NBC networks and you are wanting to stream it, you'll have to have a cable or satellite subscription and watch it online through NBC Sports Live or on the NBC Sports app.
 
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As bad as Everton looked in the first half, they looked the complete opposite in the 2nd half, defeating Southampton 3:1. Especially encouraging result when you consider that 5 players, including James, were out due to covid issues. Gonna be interested to see how some of their new signings perform as the season goes along.
 
#9      

KBLEE

Montgomery, IL
Kane staying at Spurs...at least until the January transfer window. Man City thought they could force a deal. Unfortunately, they forgot that they were negotiating with Daniel Levy.
 
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Cristiano Ronaldo's return match with Manchester United this weekend vs. Newcastle United won't air on broadcast TV in the UK due to the 3 PM blackout rule in the UK: https://www.espn.com/soccer/blog-th...ted-return-wont-be-shown-on-live-tv-in-the-uk

Since the start times for the matches were set weeks ago, it's too late to move the match from the 3PM kickoff time it has been set for.

Interestingly enough that match will air on broadcast TV here in the states on the USA Network.
 
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Arsenal has two 1-0 wins over teams that have a combined 0 wins on the season and will likely be relegated. That doesn't strike much fear into anyone at this point.
My reply was WRT the Spurs. Gunners have a loooong way to go.
 
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KBLEE

Montgomery, IL
My reply was WRT the Spurs. Gunners have a loooong way to go.
TBF - the Palace result was a product of poor poor reffing and Spurs playing without several starters. Zaha should have been sent off for throwing a punch (didn't land) and then putting his hands around the throat of Tanganga. Both received yellows and then Tanganga was shown a second yellow moments later for a soft challenge. Spurs then played the last 35 minutes with 10 men.

How this isn't red is beyond me:

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If you watched yesterday's match w/ Chelsea, Spurs owned the first half but couldn't finish. Chelsea scored in the 2nd half on a corner and a deflection that sent the keeper the wrong way. Until then, both teams were having chances.
 
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Everton steals a point at Old Trafford finishing in a 1:1 draw.

Manchester United has now dropped points in their last two matches at home, against teams that aren't really considered heavy hitters in the Premier League in Aston Villa and Everton. Schedule gets tough for United coming out of the international break as they have road matches at Leicester City and Spurs and home matches against Liverpool and Manchester City.
 
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Lots of Newcastle news today:

-Premier League clubs passed a temporary rule to stop teams from agreeing to sponsorship deals with companies linked to their owners. Newcastle and Manchester City were the only to vote against the proposal which will be enforced for one month. Newcastle is wanting to change kit sponsors mid season by paying off their current kit sponsor with a $100 million deal from a Saudi airline that has ties to the new ownership group.
-Newcastle is also asking their fans to not wear Arab or Middle-Eastern style clothing to matches if they don't normally wear it as it could be construed as being stereotypical and culturally offensive.
-Manager Steve Bruce has also left the club by mutual consent. Some of the names being discussed as possible replacements are Frank Lampard, former Roma and Shakhtar Donetsk manager Paulo Fonseca, Eddie Howe, and former Borussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre.
 
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Gunners unbeaten in last 9 matches (all competitions). The summer signings looking a lot better than the pundits pegged. D is massively better (it's great that Holding, Chambers, et al are on the bench) and a slew of kids are playing well.

Not ready to proclaim them a CL challenger, but things are definitely looking up.

One final thought, Tomiyasu has been great, as has Ramsdale. Also, Tavares looks like a very capable replacement for Tierney.
 
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KBLEE

Montgomery, IL
Nuno Espirito Santo sacked by Spurs after only 17 matches in charge. Reportedly they are in advanced talks to appoint former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte to replace Nuno.

He should have been the one hired in the first place.
 
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wettsten

Chicago
Gunners unbeaten in last 9 matches (all competitions). The summer signings looking a lot better than the pundits pegged. D is massively better (it's great that Holding, Chambers, et al are on the bench) and a slew of kids are playing well.

Not ready to proclaim them a CL challenger, but things are definitely looking up.

One final thought, Tomiyasu has been great, as has Ramsdale. Also, Tavares looks like a very capable replacement for Tierney.

it's been surprising for sure, but it's a long season and lack of winter break definitely wears on players. overall i'm pretty happy with results so far. might be a chance to slip into a european spot.