English Premier League 2022/23

#27      

KBLEE

Montgomery, IL
as bad as KSE may be, that seems an unlikely reason to support a club. no, KBLEE is as big a supporter of spurs as Neale Stoner Fan Club is of arsenal. the former is more balanced in his love for his club with his disdain for his rival while the latter prefers to show unbridled optimism for his club. it's fun to see both and occasionally poke at KBLEE by asking how full the spurs trophy cabinet is.

Tottenham have a talented team and manager and perhaps this is the year they win something. it's certainly a selling point to convince a player that they are the missing cog to win Tottenham's first modern era trophy.

It's crazy how many new fans think Spurs have never won a trophy. They are a bit like Illini football. They have trophies, but most are in the distant past. However, also similarly, with a good coach/manager they appear to be on the upswing. I expect them to finish above Chelsea and that other team from (not originally) North London, and challenge City & Liverpool this season.
 
#28      

And adding more to the conspiracy, one striker who played really well for us wore 19 instead of 9, Diego Costa. So maybe it really is cursed.

To be fair though, it's not like Chelsea have ever signed the best of the best. Torres was a real head scratcher why he fell off. But Higuain and Falcao were near the end of their careers. Morata was decent, but always inconsistent. Same with Lukaku.
 
#29      
To be fair though, it's not like Chelsea have ever signed the best of the best. Torres was a real head scratcher why he fell off. But Higuain and Falcao were near the end of their careers. Morata was decent, but always inconsistent. Same with Lukaku.

Not gonna lie, Lukaku was one of my favorite players when I started watching Premier League and supporting Everton back in 2014. Those teams were fun even if their defense left a lot to be desired.
 
#30      

wettsten

Chicago
It's crazy how many new fans think Spurs have never won a trophy. They are a bit like Illini football. They have trophies, but most are in the distant past. However, also similarly, with a good coach/manager they appear to be on the upswing. I expect them to finish above Chelsea and that other team from (not originally) North London, and challenge City & Liverpool this season.
it's true but it's more time consuming to type "premier league era trophy case"
 
#31      

The Galloping Ghost

Washington, DC
it's true but it's more time consuming to type "premier league era trophy case"
I mean, I get it, but even then, Spurs have 2 League Cups during that period, '99 and '08. No, Spurs aren't the club you pick if you want guaranteed success, but neither is Illinois. Yet, both Spurs and Illinois have brought me a tremendous amount of joy over the years. The run to the Champions League Final was magical. And when those trophies and championships finally happen for both Spurs and Illinois, they will be oh so sweet.

And yeah, considering Spurs have had two extremely successful transfer windows in a row, this past winter and this summer, there seems to be plenty of selling points to players: best stadium in the world, best training facilities in the world, best forward pair in the world, top-tier coach, flush with cash, and the very real possibility of trophies in the near future.

This season is going to be incredibly exciting.
 
#38      

whatahack

St. Peters MO
Haaland scores a hat trick in 19 minutes as City comes back from a 2 goal deficit to beat CP.
 
#46      
Merseyside derby ended in a 0:0 draw. The draw is probably a worse result for Liverpool based on their early form. Easily the best full 90 minutes that Everton has played this season. Pickford basically stood on his head for most of the match. Neal Maupay had a couple close calls though both teams caught a lot of the woodwork with shots either hitting the posts or the crossbar at different points.

While it would have been great to get the win (the Coady goal was close though the VAR review showed that it may not have been as close to being onside as one would have thought), Everton appears closer to getting the first win this season. I don't know if they win next Sunday at the Emirates but it shouldn't be too long before they start to string together some wins. While they did have more points at this time last season under Rafa, they only had 26 points the rest of the season from that point.