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English Premier League
« on: September 25, 2010, 04:44:54 AM »
Hmmmm, 630am, why look, espn is showing Chelsea at Manchester City!

Go Man  City!

Looks cold there


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Re: English Premier League
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2010, 05:57:06 AM »
Go Man  City!

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That's his approving face.


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Re: English Premier League
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2010, 05:59:21 AM »
Gene Hunt is my hero....

He would not have approved of the snoozer first half....

But the second half has picked up quite nicely!
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Re: English Premier League
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2011, 08:36:17 AM »
So, I find myself watching the final day on espn and actually caring which team gets regulated to the lower league.

I find the concept of sending down poor performing teams to a lower league to be brilliant.   The announcers say the tv rights alone will cost the team being sent down 65 million a year.   I am guessing the West Ham supporters will be hitting the pubs early.

I guess next is the European championship made up of all the top performing teams from Europe?   That should be fun.


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Re: English Premier League
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2011, 08:45:09 AM »
I guess next is the European championship made up of all the top performing teams from Europe?   That should be fun.

It doesn't come next.  It runs concurrently with the regular season.  They've already reached the final - It's Man Utd vs Barcelona.

And the relegation system is brilliant, heartbreaking (Bristol City have been up and down alot in the past 20 years or so) and usually much more exciting than the actual title races.


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Re: English Premier League
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2011, 09:29:54 AM »
Then what's the champions league upcoming matches the announcers are talking about?   

As you can tell, I'm a noob on all this stuff.


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Re: English Premier League
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2011, 09:36:35 AM »
Well, there are early qualifying rounds for the next competition coming up soon, but they involve League Champions from minor footballing countries in Europe.  Nothing to get too excited about.


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Re: English Premier League
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2011, 09:48:48 AM »
Well, there are early qualifying rounds for the next competition coming up soon, but they involve League Champions from minor footballing countries in Europe.  Nothing to get too excited about.

I tried googling, but could not see what the big deal of finishing third or fourth (Arsenal) as the fourth place team did not automatically qualify for...... Something!

What's next?  I am guessing they run things like euro 2012 concurrently with the next season....... Which starts after a couple months break I guess.

The game next saturday between Barcelona and Man U should be fun.

Looks like blackpool, Birmingham and West Ham are going down....


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Re: English Premier League
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2011, 09:51:19 AM »
4th qualifies for the UEFA Cup, I believe.  Which is different in structure to the Champions League.  The UEFA Cup isn't as big as the Champions League, but it's still pretty prestigiuous.

Euro 2012 will run in the summer between the domestic leagues.  And the downtime will be a matter of weeks, rather than months.  Football is pretty dense in Europe. 


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Re: English Premier League
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2011, 05:38:52 PM »
Go Everton, the people's club!



Just wish I could catch more games on TV.


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Re: English Premier League
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2011, 11:04:41 AM »
Man U vs Barcelona now on Fox.    Let's get it on.


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Re: English Premier League
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2011, 12:40:44 PM »
Man U vs Barcelona now on Fox.    Let's get it on.


One of the announcers called it "compelling." Compelling indeed. This is actually fun to watch. As opposed to professional American soccer, this is fast and extremely precise. The passing accuracy blows me away. And there are so many more legitimate scoring opportunities. It's like every other time a team gets the ball, they end up taking a good shot on goal. Anyway, I guess what I'm saying is American soccer blows. It blows big time.
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Re: English Premier League
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2011, 12:46:21 PM »
Man U vs Barcelona now on Fox.    Let's get it on.


One of the announcers called it "compelling." Compelling indeed. This is actually fun to watch. As opposed to professional American soccer, this is fast and extremely precise. The passing accuracy blows me away. And there are so many more legitimate scoring opportunities. It's like every other time a team gets the ball, they end up taking a good shot on goal. Anyway, I guess what I'm saying is American soccer blows. It blows big time.

Yeah, we lack passing and playmaking compared to these teams of international stars.   

David Villa and Messi look like they are ready to explode.....


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Re: English Premier League
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2011, 01:38:07 PM »
David Villa and Messi look like they are ready to explode.....

Wow. Good call Bob!

That was very entertaining. The whole atmosphere of it is epic. Even the announcing is far superior.
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Re: English Premier League
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2011, 01:57:36 PM »
Was hoping for a Man U win, but I can take a very entertaining game.   :clap: