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Leicester v United

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Handball, not sure what the announcer is talking about, guy has his arm extended and uses it to push the ball out of Alexis' path. He's still talking about it...
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Opening matches so far have been a poor excuse for entertainment. 

 Additionally, I can't help but feel a tad embarrassed for the EPL and their decision to play the season without VAR.  The product looks crippled to me.
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Lol 4-0 loss for the hammers. My prof is gonna never let me live it down. Enjoy your start to the season Milt and Lillypad
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We weren't quite as manhandled as the Hammers were, but we got a decent hiding by the league #1.  I guess you could say that we looked very organized while getting our asses handed to us in the season opener.
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Tough opener for Arsenal. All the other front runners got a somewhat predictable start (except for City, who obviously might also have preferred an easier opener) .

My verdict? United made hard work of an industrious and competitive Laicester who lacked the quality of Mahrez and Vardy ( who was a late sub). Though to ge fair Uniteds team thrown together on short notice will feel it was a well earned 3 points.

Chelsea did a nice job of brushing Huddersfield aside after looking well off the pace in the Charity shield game versus City last week.

Liverpool thrashed West Ham without breaking a sweat.

City also looked like they had two or three more gears against a fairly ragged looking Arsenal.

Enjoyable start to the season. I must admit the VAR WC experience has done me in a bit. I barely celebrated any of Liverpool goals all of which had a whiff of a potential recall ( Manes 2nd was a mile off) forgetting that VAR wasn't being employed.
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I was impressed with the style of play Leicester had. And that Madison kid had an all world performance, how long until he's poached? They're going to be a tough team to beat this year, I expect to see them challenging for a spot in Europe's B competition.

I only caught the second half of City/Arsenal, there is something wrong with the game when you can bring on KDB and Sane as subs to kill time.
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I thought Arsenal looked okay, but City are another class above. I think others, including Arsenal, have the potential to be at City's level, but not as consistently as City. They just have too many options they can plug in and out depending on a variety of factors.

I was impressed with Guendouzi. He had one big blunder on that Aguero break, but otherwise I thought he looked good as a box-to-box type of guy. A pleasant surprise.
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(2018-08-14, 04:46 PM)encore Wrote: I thought Arsenal looked okay, but City are another class above. I think others, including Arsenal, have the potential to be at City's level, but not as consistently as City. They just have too many options  they can plug in and out depending on a variety of factors.

I was impressed with Guendouzi. He had one big blunder on that Aguero break, but otherwise I thought he looked good as a box-to-box type of guy. A pleasant surprise.

I agree entirely.  It's always hard to judge a team when the opposition is so obviously superior.
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The odds of City going through the season undefeated are 66 to 1.
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City have so much depth....wow
Take Salah off Liverpool, or Kane off Tottenham, or DeGea off of United ....etc
And all of their top 4 hopes are starting to look iffy.

Take DeBryune and Jesus off of City, and they don't even break a sweat!

Wow!

I thought Arsenal looked good, so did Liverrpol in their game....but wow City just have too much!
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(2018-08-17, 11:15 AM)lillypad_33 Wrote: City have so much depth....wow
Take Salah off Liverpool, or Kane off Tottenham, or DeGea off of United ....etc
And all of their top 4 hopes are starting to look iffy.

Take DeBryune and Jesus off of City, and they don't even break a sweat!

Wow!

I thought Arsenal looked good, so did Liverrpol in their game....but wow City just have too much!

I'm with you Lill...too much indeed.  But at 66 to one, there's really no point in placing a bet.  But just between us girls...I don't see them losing a match this season.
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I can see them losing a game.... Just not the league.
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West Ham lose to Bournemouth 2-1 but looked miles better than our opener. Pellegrini has us passing for once
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We looked pretty good losing to Chelsea 3-2 yesterday....lol.
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Citeh demolished Huddersfield 6-1, Aguero with a hatty. Keep on padding them stats Sergio! 

Brighton beat United 3-2, i watched the game and it wasnt anything special.Brighton were quick with their passes and didn't give any space or openings to United. 

Leicester beat Wolverhampton 2-0 but Vardy got a red card, a bit unexpected imo. They sorely miss the presence of Kante in the back. 

Tottenham beat Fulham 3-1, Trippier and Kane were awesome. Good weekend for soccer, even if my team lost lol, I'm just glad soccer is back, summer time sucks without any fun sports to watch
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United lost because Bailly had a rough game.  

Did anyone else catch Aguero's first goal on the weekend?  How many of us knew that you can't be offside on a goal kick?  C'mon....be honest.
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Absolutely did not know that. I knew a throw in, and a corner kick its pretty much impossible anyway, but not a goal kick. I can see teams trying that out this weekend.

City looked great obviously. But they've won games big before, doesn't mean they'll win 38. Lets see how it pans out, before giving them the trophy.
Liverpool looked much more resilient and harder working than prior years, fully deserved 2-0 despite all the whining about the penalty.
United were just not very good. Not fast enough moving the ball, and frailties in defence. Doesn't look to hot for them right now, but they have SPurs at home next and a win in that game and all the talk will end.
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I knew you couldn't be offside on that play, same as a corner or throw in.

The reason I know this? Circa 1997, my coach figured most wouldn't know that rule, so on a goal kick he'd bring everyone to the goal line, we'd play it short and work it out a few times in a row, but our keeper had a massive leg, so getting 3/4 of the field wasn't hard, usually before half if we had one, or right after half we'd change things up. I'd stand well into the opponents end, the other team would figure I was offside, so they'd not mark me. You could do this to each team once. 6 clubs at my age level at that time, that was 4 goals in league play. We'd do it in tournaments as well, rotating players in that position.


Looks like Jose had the right of it when he was saying he needed a defender... they looked terrible at the back.
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(2018-08-21, 08:25 AM)theDC Wrote: I knew you couldn't be offside on that play, same as a corner or throw in.

The reason I know this? Circa 1997, my coach figured most wouldn't know that rule, so on a goal kick he'd bring everyone to the goal line, we'd play it short and work it out a few times in a row, but our keeper had a massive leg, so getting 3/4 of the field wasn't hard, usually before half if we had one, or right after half we'd change things up. I'd stand well into the opponents end, the other team would figure I was offside, so they'd not mark me. You could do this to each team once. 6 clubs at my age level at that time, that was 4 goals in league play. We'd do it in tournaments as well, rotating players in that position.


Looks like Jose had the right of it when he was saying he needed a defender... they looked terrible at the back.

Problem is Jose bought Lindelof and Bailly, and they were playing.  Now of course not every buy works out, but which of Jose's buys have been gangbusters? And given that would you give 100 million to have another splurge? 

Save it for the next guy...
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