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(Daily Mail)   Moyes is already whining like SAF, Wenger has spent £80 on a wheelie bin and stale chips, and the Special One is already stirring the pot. Colour me chuffed, it's the start of the 2013/14 English Premier League season   (dailymail.co.uk ) divider line
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2013-08-17 06:37:34 AM  
Not just any wheelie bin, a French wheelie bin with a questionable injury past.
 
2013-08-17 06:43:12 AM  
Woo
 
2013-08-17 07:03:04 AM  
I'm already drunk.
 
2013-08-17 07:06:29 AM  
Been waiting for this for months. And a happy goodbye to you, Saturday productivity.

I went out and bought a coffee at Starbucks this morning, which means, if my calculations are correct, that I've spent more in one morning than Wenger has all summer on transfers.
 
2013-08-17 07:07:27 AM  

ADubs86: I'm already drunk.


Already? Or a carryover from last night?
 
2013-08-17 07:09:44 AM  
This is the first season of the Premier League without SAF on the sidelines pointing at his watch. Wierd.

Lots of people in this summer for Norwich and Holt has gone. He's hopeing RvW is almost as good as RvP. Plus i put a sneeky £1 on Norwich topping the table after the first round of matches. Come on you yellows.
 
2013-08-17 07:15:05 AM  
I really gotta say, I'm looking forward to the new season, especially now that we've added Jovetic Higuain Rooney Fellaini Suarez Bernard Gustavo Cesar
 
2013-08-17 07:16:42 AM  

SmackLT: ADubs86: I'm already drunk.

Already? Or a carryover from last night?


Carryover from last night. I'm on vacation from work for the first time in a year so I went all out. Turns out that was a bad idea.
 
2013-08-17 07:18:04 AM  

Langston: I really gotta say, I'm looking forward to the new season, especially now that we've added Jovetic Higuain Rooney Fellaini Suarez Bernard Gustavo Cesar


Ah but you've got Sanogo! And when Wilshere inevitably gets injured and comes back, it'll be like a new signing!
 
2013-08-17 07:22:19 AM  

Langston: Been waiting for this for months. And a happy goodbye to you, Saturday productivity.


For me, it's "hello, insomnia!" Up at 4am and won't step away from the TV for at least the next 12 hours, all for football reasons (OK, the last 3 hours will be due to the other football, but it counts in my book).

/Had to hit backspace about 40 times typing this post
//I'll get worse before I get better
 
2013-08-17 07:24:17 AM  
Our own bubbaprog with this important note:

Timothy Burke @bubbaprog
It's also a big day in the UK as BT Sport airs its first EPL match. Ian Darke is calling it, in ten minutes.
 
2013-08-17 07:24:52 AM  

Langston: Been waiting for this for months. And a happy goodbye to you, Saturday productivity.

I went out and bought a coffee at Starbucks this morning, which means, if my calculations are correct, that I've spent more in one morning than Wenger has all summer on transfers.


Sad but true. Time for the old man to go. Yes, I'm saying "Wenger out"
 
2013-08-17 07:29:25 AM  
GOAL LINE TECH IS IN DA HOUSE!

/so so drunk right now
 
2013-08-17 07:34:55 AM  
"You have been the most fantastic experience of my life."
 
2013-08-17 07:39:31 AM  
Soooon.  Finally.

/YNWA
 
2013-08-17 07:39:57 AM  
aaaand we're almost off. my day just got epic in t minus 5, 4, 3...

/and a g'day to all footy fans
//and a better day to all reds fans
///and an eff ewe to da mancs
 
2013-08-17 07:40:37 AM  
1. Chelsea
2. City
3. United
4. Spurs
5. Arsenal
6. Liverpool
7. Everton
8. Swansea
9. Norwich
10. Southampton
11. West Ham
12. West Brom
13. Newcastle
14. Aston Villa
15. Fulham
16. Cardiff
17. Stoke
18. Sunderland
19. Hull
20. Crystal Palace
 
2013-08-17 07:41:35 AM  
FOOTBALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!

/oh hai guiz
 
2013-08-17 07:42:45 AM  
At least the Reds are at home so we don't have to look at their damned away kits
 
2013-08-17 07:43:14 AM  
btw, having received it, the lfc away kit is actually not bad. better in person, as they say. the 3rd is a goddam abortion.
 
2013-08-17 07:44:33 AM  
Anfield faithful being outsung by Stoke fans? Not a promising start.
 
2013-08-17 07:45:16 AM  
My wife has decided to watch footie/try to become a fan.  i told her she could root for any team she wanted.  She decided to keep the peace in the house and chose the Reds.

Smart lady my wife
 
2013-08-17 07:45:17 AM  
Hey..anybody in here with cox find the Extra Time channels?
 
2013-08-17 07:45:54 AM  
HERE. WE. GO.
FOOTBALL.
 
2013-08-17 07:50:53 AM  
Fark Fitba Prediction League.


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I won't repeat much of the Talksport help/instruction pages here, but these comments and notes should get you started.

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Search for our private mini-league: FCB76-PVA

See the Talksports pages for help on making predictions. It is pretty simple. Predict scores for each match. There will be a variable number of matches in a round, but typically it will be 9-11 games. Occasionally, a team might appear twice [e.g. Saturday/Wednesday] or not at all.

After making your predictions, you may assign your Banker chip and your insurance chip. The Insurance protects you from negative points for that game, and the Banker chip multiplies the points from that game - whether positive or negative!

Click submit and you are good to go. You can adjust your predictions at any time up until kick-off at which point they are locked in, but games kicking off later/next day are still changeable.

We'll take scores from the 2nd round of games commencing 24th August. If you miss this deadline don't worry, you won't be far behind the leaders. If you enter predictions for round 1 - no problem, the mini-leagues differentiate between scores from global and mini-league performance so you will neither have an advantage nor be penalised.

Your scores for each round are automatically calculated sometime after each set of games - we've seen anything from 10 minutes to 8 hours. Those scores will be added [or subtracted] to your running total by the system and thereby used to calculate your global [everyone in the world] and mini-league rankings.

Be advised that when a round is in progress, you will have some access to the predictions of others in the mini-league and complete access to their performance after the round is over.

Banter occurs. You will encounter triumph and disaster and must treat those two imposters just the same. There will be a short report each week.

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1.1.Make your predictions! This is the single most important thing. If you don't, the system may very well make automatic predictions for you. The system allows you to make predictions WAY ahead of schedule - so if you think you might miss a week, or it's a period when there are multiple rounds in a short space of time [e.g. Christmas, Easter] then you can enter scores weeks and even months in advance. If you think you will only be popping by occasionally, you could enter a few weeks at a time.

2.2.Always place your Insurance chip! It can't harm you points wise and may save a significant negative score.

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5.5.Be careful with your Banker chip! It doubles or triples the points for that game, meaning you could score +90 [30x3] plus any Banker Bonus for a perfect prediction down to -30 [-10x3]. That is quite a swing. Opinions differ on optimum Banker chip strategy. A certain proportion of the cohort sometimes like to cover the same game with the Banker and Insurance chip simultaneously, meaning that the big penalty is avoided [min=0] and a potential big [eg a x3 rather than a x2] score can be selected with some security. I do not agree with this strategy. I have two reasons:

a.The bonus for consecutive accurate predictions [up to +20] is ALSO being risked when the Banker chip is in play, even if the Insurance is covering. The potential value of that cumulative bonus can be quite considerable. But more importantly;

b.A Gentleman doesn't play that way.

6.    6.If the above made your eyes glaze over, here is my strategy. Place your Banker only on a result you are the most sure of in a set or not at all.

Good luck!
 
2013-08-17 07:54:02 AM  
When did Liverpool sign POST?
 
2013-08-17 07:54:13 AM  
hey, stoke pulled a pool. maybe luck switches for us this season.
 
2013-08-17 07:54:34 AM  
Just when you thought we were going to be LIVERPOOLED, post comes in to save us. This year is going to be different I tell you.
 
2013-08-17 07:56:09 AM  

dietbubba: When did Liverpool sign POST?


not sure, but it's about time.
 
2013-08-17 07:57:02 AM  
DAMMIT
 
2013-08-17 07:57:08 AM  

dietbubba: When did Liverpool sign POST?


He's on a tryout

Damnit, assistant was on top of that offside call.
 
2013-08-17 07:57:42 AM  
YEEEAAAA-fook
 
2013-08-17 07:57:56 AM  
Pool is playing beautifully today.
 
2013-08-17 07:58:24 AM  
And Stoke signs Post themselves. Post is putting in a dual performance.
 
2013-08-17 07:58:34 AM  
Post giveth, Post taketh away.
 
2013-08-17 07:58:36 AM  
Obviously we forgot to sign CROSSBAR
 
2013-08-17 07:59:35 AM  

ADubs86: Langston: I really gotta say, I'm looking forward to the new season, especially now that we've added Jovetic Higuain Rooney Fellaini Suarez Bernard Gustavo Cesar

Ah but you've got Sanogo! And when Wilshere inevitably gets injured and comes back, it'll be like a new signing!


Ugh, don't remind me. I was actually optimistic at the beginning of the transfer window for the first time in years.

OOOOHHHH Post is playing keeper for Stoke, it seems
 
2013-08-17 08:07:41 AM  

SmackLT: Not just any wheelie bin, a French wheelie bin with a questionable injury past.


But a bright future!
 
2013-08-17 08:07:57 AM  
Sorry about the wall of text above.

FFPL now up to 31 recruits. Space for 19 more.

Hello everyone.
 
2013-08-17 08:08:25 AM  
Is anyone with DirecTV having trouble loging in to the NBC streaming?  I'm at my parents so I can watch on TV, but once I go back to school I want to be able to log in to watch.  I enter the correct info, but it sends me back to the log in screen.  I don't have cable at my apartment so I can't use my xfinity log-in.
 
2013-08-17 08:09:25 AM  
Looks like the BT Sport servers are being hammered at the moment. Just about watchable but i expect they didn't think this many people would try and watch.

Plus for those UK farkers Sky Sports 1 is currently showing on Pick TV on freeview so its a Yorkshire derby with Leeds vs Sheffield Thursday followed by Swansea vs Man U
 
2013-08-17 08:12:11 AM  
Man City as Champions.

MUFC, Chelsea 2-3. Spurs and Arsenal sharing 4th and 5th.

Relegated: Crystal Palace, Stoke and Hull.

Newcastle: 9th. Cup run puh-leeeease.
 
2013-08-17 08:12:24 AM  
Isn't it time for Captain Fantastic to lash one in from about 35-40 yards?
 
2013-08-17 08:12:56 AM  

Norfolking Chance: Looks like the BT Sport servers are being hammered at the moment. Just about watchable but i expect they didn't think this many people would try and watch.

Plus for those UK farkers Sky Sports 1 is currently showing on Pick TV on freeview so its a Yorkshire derby with Leeds vs Sheffield Thursday followed by Swansea vs Man U


I had real trouble logging in, but now running fine on my iPad.
 
2013-08-17 08:14:33 AM  
 
2013-08-17 08:14:37 AM  
Sturridge needs to change his studs at the half, he's been slipping a lot.
 
2013-08-17 08:15:06 AM  

socalnewwaver: btw, having received it, the lfc away kit is actually not bad. better in person, as they say. the 3rd is a goddam abortion.


I wish it was... Unfortunately they decided to keep it.
 
2013-08-17 08:15:26 AM  
So apparently Dish has decided not to carry the overflow channels after all, so instead of "every match live" I'll be getting 2 matches live just like the old days. Oh well.
 
2013-08-17 08:15:51 AM  

midpoint: Sorry about the wall of text above.

FFPL now up to 31 recruits. Space for 19 more.

Hello everyone.


I'm in! Meant to jump in last week but forgot. Made all my (non-counting) prediction except for Liverpool since it already started (but my pred for this game is 2-0 Pool)

Happy to be back, happy the season is on.
 
2013-08-17 08:16:36 AM  
Did you see the advertising hoardings with text in Arabic? Not seen those before - Mandarin yes, Arabic no.
 
2013-08-17 08:17:50 AM  

ADubs86: Sturridge needs to change his studs at the half, he's been slipping a lot.


not sure it will help, it's raining
 
2013-08-17 08:18:01 AM  

StRalphTheLiar: So apparently Dish has decided not to carry the overflow channels after all, so instead of "every match live" I'll be getting 2 matches live just like the old days. Oh well.


Reason #2745091 to say "Fark you, Dish."
 
2013-08-17 08:20:32 AM  
Crouch barely lifts his leg, kicks opponent in the face.
 
2013-08-17 08:20:54 AM  

midpoint: Sorry about the wall of text above.

FFPL now up to 31 recruits. Space for 19 more.

Hello everyone.


Trying to register (god knows i'll suck at it) but it won't let me.  Keeps saying invalid mobile number and other things.  Stupid site
 
2013-08-17 08:21:04 AM  
ha! that didn't take long. the guy next to me at the pub just yelled, "oh, fark off sturridge".
 
2013-08-17 08:22:19 AM  
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
 
2013-08-17 08:22:32 AM  
STURRIDGE!
 
2013-08-17 08:22:34 AM  
STURRRRRRRRIDGE!
 
2013-08-17 08:22:37 AM  
STURRIDGE!
 
2013-08-17 08:22:39 AM  
w0000000000000000t!
 
2013-08-17 08:23:34 AM  
5-hole on the defender, too! Sweet.

/it was a matter of time, really
 
2013-08-17 08:24:04 AM  
Scouserduck has listed his FFPL location as 'United States Minor Outlying Islands'. So I'm thinking that is probably Guantanamo.


Chupacabra_Sandwich* lists his special interest as 'Wine Tasting'


* A worthy opponent appears?
 
2013-08-17 08:24:18 AM  
Lucky shot, thought Begovic was going to get to that one.
Mignolet already looks almost a bigger liability than Reina.
 
2013-08-17 08:24:50 AM  
and anfield is a-singin'
 
2013-08-17 08:25:28 AM  
My overall table predictions, if no more moves are made by the end of the transfer window:

1. Chelsea
2. Manchester City
3. Manchester United
4. Tottenham (god I hate saying that)
5. Liverpool
6. Arsenal

18. Southampton
19. Crystal Palace
20. Hull City
 
2013-08-17 08:25:40 AM  

midpoint: Scouserduck has listed his FFPL location as 'United States Minor Outlying Islands'. So I'm thinking that is probably Guantanamo.


Chupacabra_Sandwich* lists his special interest as 'Wine Tasting'


* A worthy opponent appears?


Seriously? I'm more exotic than I thought.
 
2013-08-17 08:25:45 AM  

dietbubba: midpoint: Sorry about the wall of text above.

FFPL now up to 31 recruits. Space for 19 more.

Hello everyone.

Trying to register (god knows i'll suck at it) but it won't let me.  Keeps saying invalid mobile number and other things.  Stupid site


You've got a week. Can't think of anything to help. Works ok on an iPad. Never tried with a phone.
 
2013-08-17 08:26:55 AM  
I'm giggling every time the announcer says "ass pass".
 
2013-08-17 08:27:37 AM  

ADubs86: Lucky shot, thought Begovic was going to get to that one.
Mignolet already looks almost a bigger liability than Reina.


you were saying?
 
2013-08-17 08:29:36 AM  

dietbubba: midpoint: Sorry about the wall of text above.

FFPL now up to 31 recruits. Space for 19 more.

Hello everyone.

Trying to register (god knows i'll suck at it) but it won't let me.  Keeps saying invalid mobile number and other things.  Stupid site


Enter the number without dashes, that was my issue.  Also the country is USA instead of United States.  I had a bunch of issues that I got through so list them here and I'll do my best to help.
 
2013-08-17 08:29:42 AM  

dietbubba: midpoint: Sorry about the wall of text above.

FFPL now up to 31 recruits. Space for 19 more.

Hello everyone.

Trying to register (god knows i'll suck at it) but it won't let me.  Keeps saying invalid mobile number and other things.  Stupid site


The registration requirements are only for if you want to be in their all-league money challenge. You can skip that but still register for FFPL. I just did it.

Also, don't put the invitation code number in the "name" field of the search. The invite code field is at the bottom.
 
2013-08-17 08:30:41 AM  
Greetings all....I'm new to threads...
 
2013-08-17 08:31:30 AM  

Langston: dietbubba: midpoint: Sorry about the wall of text above.

FFPL now up to 31 recruits. Space for 19 more.

Hello everyone.

Trying to register (god knows i'll suck at it) but it won't let me.  Keeps saying invalid mobile number and other things.  Stupid site

The registration requirements are only for if you want to be in their all-league money challenge. You can skip that but still register for FFPL. I just did it.

Also, don't put the invitation code number in the "name" field of the search. The invite code field is at the bottom.


Ah ha!  Thanks
 
2013-08-17 08:32:07 AM  
So not EPL related, but phoenix fc had a player given a straight red in first half stoppage time for disrespect. Most rediculous thing I've seen.
 
2013-08-17 08:33:11 AM  
Good half. Really good in possession, just need to work on that killer pass. Begovic looks good, might have to pick him up for my fantasy team.
 
2013-08-17 08:33:15 AM  
Solid first half. Pleased with that.
 
2013-08-17 08:33:48 AM  

ADubs86: SmackLT: ADubs86: I'm already drunk.

Already? Or a carryover from last night?

Carryover from last night. I'm on vacation from work for the first time in a year so I went all out. Turns out that was a bad idea.


you just gotta make it to the end of the game. Halfway there...
 
2013-08-17 08:35:27 AM  

socalnewwaver: ADubs86: Lucky shot, thought Begovic was going to get to that one.
Mignolet already looks almost a bigger liability than Reina.

you were saying?


Mignolet made one good save, I'll give him credit. But he's looked weaker than Reina did in the air and has flapped a lot of chances that he should, and had in the past, gotten a good fist to.
 
2013-08-17 08:35:54 AM  

eagles95: Greetings all....I'm new to threads...


Welcome! You can't be that new, I already have you farkied as a Manchester City fan so I've seen you post somewhere here. How do you like your new coach?
 
2013-08-17 08:36:11 AM  
Also welcome to all the new people for this season!  If you have any questions list them here and everyone will answer.  We are a fairly inclusive group, but of course the rivalries will appear, but no malice is really there.
 
2013-08-17 08:40:56 AM  
You know, it's been a long time since I've seen expobill in here? Anyone know what's happened to him?
 
2013-08-17 08:41:11 AM  

midpoint: dietbubba: midpoint: Sorry about the wall of text above.

FFPL now up to 31 recruits. Space for 19 more.

Hello everyone.

Trying to register (god knows i'll suck at it) but it won't let me.  Keeps saying invalid mobile number and other things.  Stupid site

You've got a week. Can't think of anything to help. Works ok on an iPad. Never tried with a phone.


Got it working.  Joined (bottom of table, here I come)
 
2013-08-17 08:43:02 AM  

Norfolking Chance: This is the first season of the Premier League without SAF on the sidelines pointing at his watch. Wierd.

Lots of people in this summer for Norwich and Holt has gone. He's hopeing RvW is almost as good as RvP. Plus i put a sneeky £1 on Norwich topping the table after the first round of matches. Come on you yellows.


Gonna be a tough season for you without Holt's goals. Of the players you've brought in, who are you happiest to have acquired?
 
2013-08-17 08:47:27 AM  
For those Americans looking for the Extra Time channels, I found a website that lists the channels for those that have revealed it already.  Find the info here:

http://worldsoccertalk.com/2013/08/15/where-to-find-premier-league-e xt ra-time-on-your-cable-or-satellite-system/

Now to watch Everton/Norwich in what should be a very exciting game, or to watch Jozy's first match as Sunderland go to Fulham.  Hmm...
 
2013-08-17 08:52:26 AM  

ADubs86: You know, it's been a long time since I've seen expobill in here? Anyone know what's happened to him?


No idea, perhaps he's still on summer holiday. Perhaps nathanjr will show up to carry the Chelsea banner. Or Sirjohnfalstaff.
 
2013-08-17 08:54:15 AM  
Or CognaciousThunk.
 
2013-08-17 08:54:50 AM  

SmackLT: Norfolking Chance: This is the first season of the Premier League without SAF on the sidelines pointing at his watch. Wierd.

Lots of people in this summer for Norwich and Holt has gone. He's hopeing RvW is almost as good as RvP. Plus i put a sneeky £1 on Norwich topping the table after the first round of matches. Come on you yellows.

Gonna be a tough season for you without Holt's goals. Of the players you've brought in, who are you happiest to have acquired?


It's not Holt's goals we are going to miss, its his assists that were key last season. In 12/13 he only scored 8 goals but was instimental in most of the others scored when he played.

As a replacement its Ricky van Wolfswinkel that looks the best of the bunch but the key players will be the new midfielders. Without a good supply of balls even the best forwards can't score many goals. I think we won't go down this year as yet again i think there are much worse clubs than ours.

I'm glad we have Everton as a first game. It will take Martinez time to get his team playing his way so Everton won't be the solid unit they were under Moyes.
 
2013-08-17 08:56:32 AM  
It's kind of nice seeing Stoke players get run over for a change.

Begovic is the only reason the score isn't higher. He's having a great game.
 
2013-08-17 08:56:57 AM  
Sturridge just can't stay in his feet.
 
2013-08-17 08:58:06 AM  

Stimied in a Rut: Now to watch Everton/Norwich in what should be a very exciting game, or to watch Jozy's first match as Sunderland go to Fulham.  Hmm...


Go with Jozy, really want him to come good.
 
2013-08-17 08:59:25 AM  
What are the odds Altidore scores 15-20 goals for Sunderland?
 
2013-08-17 09:01:38 AM  

HaywoodJablonski: What are the odds Altidore scores 15-20 goals for Sunderland?


I think they would be pretty long.  I think a realistic goal would be for him to net 10.  15-20 would put him in the top 5-7 strikers in the league and I think that would be a bit unrealistic.
 
2013-08-17 09:02:11 AM  

HaywoodJablonski: What are the odds Altidore scores 15-20 goals for Sunderland?


Ten players managed 15+ EPL goals last season, so I'd say the odds were long.
 
2013-08-17 09:03:54 AM  

Norfolking Chance: 'm glad we have Everton as a first game. It will take Martinez time to get his team playing his way so Everton won't be the solid unit t


I'm really interested in seeing how Hughton does as your new manager.
 
2013-08-17 09:04:49 AM  

HaywoodJablonski: What are the odds Altidore scores 15-20 goals for Sunderland?


If he gets 10 or more, that would be really good. Can't see him getting more than a dozen to be honest.
 
2013-08-17 09:06:01 AM  
Post is a bastard.
 
2013-08-17 09:06:02 AM  
Christ.
 
2013-08-17 09:06:02 AM  
FARKING POST!
 
2013-08-17 09:06:22 AM  
Wow, Post broke up a beautiful run of play there.
 
2013-08-17 09:08:05 AM  

Stimied in a Rut: For those Americans looking for the Extra Time channels, I found a website that lists the channels for those that have revealed it already.  Find the info here:

http://worldsoccertalk.com/2013/08/15/where-to-find-premier-league-e xt ra-time-on-your-cable-or-satellite-system/

Now to watch Everton/Norwich in what should be a very exciting game, or to watch Jozy's first match as Sunderland go to Fulham.  Hmm...


Of course my cable company isn't listed.  ah well, I can just stream it and watch online
 
2013-08-17 09:09:36 AM  
Good to see all you farkers again for will be more of my absolute idiocy on display. Still liquored up from last night a tad bit, and time to chase it with breakfast beer with a bunch of people I know but don't know.

Best of luck to all of you, and by all of you, I mean you all can go fark yourselves. ARSENAL.

sphotos-f.ak.fbcdn.net
 
2013-08-17 09:11:45 AM  

desertgeek: Post is a bastard.


UPDATE: Sky Sports now reporting that Post is in "advanced negotiations" with Arsenal and could be a Gunner by Monday if he passes his physical.

UPDATE 2: Post has signed with Napoli for an undisclosed fee.
 
2013-08-17 09:12:11 AM  
Morning people...another PL season upon us AND I FARKING LOVE IT~!

/COYG~!
 
2013-08-17 09:13:42 AM  

Langston: eagles95: Greetings all....I'm new to threads...

Welcome! You can't be that new, I already have you farkied as a Manchester City fan so I've seen you post somewhere here. How do you like your new coach?


I'm cautiously optimistic.
 
2013-08-17 09:13:59 AM  

dietbubba: Of course my cable company isn't listed.  ah well, I can just stream it and watch online


Which cable company are you with?
 
2013-08-17 09:14:05 AM  
The goal line tech demo was kinda cool.
 
2013-08-17 09:15:43 AM  

SmackLT: dietbubba: Of course my cable company isn't listed.  ah well, I can just stream it and watch online

Which cable company are you with?


Wide Open West
 
2013-08-17 09:18:30 AM  
Suarez scored 35 goals the year before switching from a Dutch to English side, where he scored 11. Altidore scored 31 goals for a Dutch side last year. So the calls for 10 goals are reasonable
 
2013-08-17 09:19:00 AM  

dietbubba: SmackLT: dietbubba: Of course my cable company isn't listed.  ah well, I can just stream it and watch online

Which cable company are you with?

Wide Open West


Sadly, can't watch NBCSN since you have to pay extra to get it.  Nimrods.  So streaming fine for me, so long as I see Arsenal in action.
 
2013-08-17 09:19:11 AM  

SmackLT: Norfolking Chance: 'm glad we have Everton as a first game. It will take Martinez time to get his team playing his way so Everton won't be the solid unit t

I'm really interested in seeing how Hughton does as your new manager.


New?
 
2013-08-17 09:21:59 AM  
Jumping in, last year we had talked about a prize for whoever had the best record in the Predictions league, but for all the talk, there wasn't any follow-through. If you guys want, I'll act as the impartial intermediary to guarantee the prize and collect the money if everybody agrees. It'll be an honor system, still, but I'll put my name on the line to make sure it happens for you guys.
 
2013-08-17 09:22:19 AM  
MOTM performance by Begovic; shocked no one really put their intentions to the table to get him.
 
2013-08-17 09:24:35 AM  

dietbubba: SmackLT: dietbubba: Of course my cable company isn't listed.  ah well, I can just stream it and watch online

Which cable company are you with?

Wide Open West


Damn, don't know that one, I know that Comcast had the games as a free on-demand feature.
 
2013-08-17 09:24:38 AM  

Rwa2play: MOTM performance by Begovic; shocked no one really put their intentions to the table to get him.


After he gave up 4 goals to the USA for Bosnia on Wednesday, he needed a good day. But his team has hung him out to dry at times today.
 
2013-08-17 09:24:46 AM  

Unfreakable: Jumping in, last year we had talked about a prize for whoever had the best record in the Predictions league, but for all the talk, there wasn't any follow-through. If you guys want, I'll act as the impartial intermediary to guarantee the prize and collect the money if everybody agrees. It'll be an honor system, still, but I'll put my name on the line to make sure it happens for you guys.


I will be a benefactor. How about a team shirt for the winner's club? Second place gets a set of steak knives.
 
2013-08-17 09:25:04 AM  

SmackLT: It's kind of nice seeing Stoke players get run over for a change.

Begovic is the only reason the score isn't higher. He's having a great game.


I used to be a bit bitter that he'd picked Bosnia as his NT, but with the constant clusterfark that the CSA is, I have to admit he made the right choice....
 
2013-08-17 09:26:58 AM  

Norfolking Chance: SmackLT: Norfolking Chance: 'm glad we have Everton as a first game. It will take Martinez time to get his team playing his way so Everton won't be the solid unit t

I'm really interested in seeing how Hughton does as your new manager.

New?


My mistake, don't know why I thought he was new this season.
 
2013-08-17 09:27:12 AM  
I think a kit from the winning person's favorite club would be a very apt and inexpensive prize (since you can get the kits discounted towards the end of the season).  I'm down.
 
2013-08-17 09:27:23 AM  

HaywoodJablonski: Unfreakable: Jumping in, last year we had talked about a prize for whoever had the best record in the Predictions league, but for all the talk, there wasn't any follow-through. If you guys want, I'll act as the impartial intermediary to guarantee the prize and collect the money if everybody agrees. It'll be an honor system, still, but I'll put my name on the line to make sure it happens for you guys.

I will be a benefactor. How about a team shirt for the winner's club? Second place gets a set of steak knives.


3rd place?
 
2013-08-17 09:28:13 AM  

SmackLT: dietbubba: SmackLT: dietbubba: Of course my cable company isn't listed.  ah well, I can just stream it and watch online

Which cable company are you with?

Wide Open West

Damn, don't know that one, I know that Comcast had the games as a free on-demand feature.


All good. I've got a plenty big pipe and a nice big monitor
 
2013-08-17 09:29:03 AM  
LINE-UPS -Arsenal v Aston Villa (1500 BST)

Arsenal:Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Ramsey, Rosicky, Walcott, Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Giroud. Subs: Podolski, Cazorla, Fabianski, Sanogo, Jenkinson, Frimpong, Gnabry.

Aston Villa: Guzan, Lowton, Vlaar, Baker, Luna, El Ahmadi, Westwood, Delph, Weimann, Benteke, Agbonlahor. Subs: Okore, Clark, Bacuna, Helenius, Steer, Bowery, Tonev.

Referee:Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)


LINE-UPS -Norwich v Everton (1500 BST)
Norwich: Ruddy, Whittaker, Martin, Turner, Garrido, Elliott Bennett, Howson, Johnson, Redmond, Hoolahan, van Wolfswinkel. Subs: Bunn, Becchio, Butterfield, Olsson, Ryan Bennett, Fox, Ayala.

Everton:Howard, Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Mirallas, Barkley, Osman, Pienaar, Fellaini, Jelavic. Subs: Robles, Heitinga, Kone, Deulofeu, Naismith, Stones, Anichebe.

Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)

No mention of Fulham/Sunderland.
 
2013-08-17 09:29:21 AM  

desertgeek: Rwa2play: MOTM performance by Begovic; shocked no one really put their intentions to the table to get him.

After he gave up 4 goals to the USA for Bosnia on Wednesday, he needed a good day. But his team has hung him out to dry at times today.


Speaking of which, very interested to see how Jozy does his 2nd go around in the PL.  Can't stop scoring at the moment.
 
2013-08-17 09:29:42 AM  

dietbubba: HaywoodJablonski: Unfreakable: Jumping in, last year we had talked about a prize for whoever had the best record in the Predictions league, but for all the talk, there wasn't any follow-through. If you guys want, I'll act as the impartial intermediary to guarantee the prize and collect the money if everybody agrees. It'll be an honor system, still, but I'll put my name on the line to make sure it happens for you guys.

I will be a benefactor. How about a team shirt for the winner's club? Second place gets a set of steak knives.

3rd place?


You're fired
 
2013-08-17 09:30:02 AM  
PENALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLTY for Stoke.
 
2013-08-17 09:30:05 AM  
88th minute peno!!
 
2013-08-17 09:30:41 AM  
SAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAVED!
 
2013-08-17 09:30:49 AM  
Wow, crazy good saves.
 
2013-08-17 09:30:51 AM  
LIVERPOOLED
 
2013-08-17 09:30:53 AM  
What a save for Mignolet~!
 
2013-08-17 09:31:04 AM  
w00000000000000000000t!
 
2013-08-17 09:31:08 AM  
This is why scoring the second goal is so important. . .BLOCKED!
 
2013-08-17 09:31:31 AM  
Mignolet! What a stop son!
I take it back, looking good Simon.

But seriously, the fark was that attempt at a clearance Danny Agger?
 
2013-08-17 09:31:36 AM  
Holy...fark...
 
2013-08-17 09:31:57 AM  
Yup. Stoke'd.
 
2013-08-17 09:32:32 AM  
Hello everybody!

I knew he was going that way when they showed the graphic.
 
2013-08-17 09:32:45 AM  
HaywoodJablonski: I will be a benefactor. How about a team shirt for the winner's club? Second place gets a set of steak knives.

I think a team jersey from Kitbag would be good (EPL patch, team badge, but no name/number, perhaps?)
 
2013-08-17 09:32:57 AM  
Ahhhhhhhhhhh God I love me the footy.   How I missed it so~!
 
2013-08-17 09:33:31 AM  
agger is a clown. mignolet is nails.
 
2013-08-17 09:33:35 AM  

noblehammer16: Hello everybody!

I knew he was going that way when they showed the graphic.


BT Sport eh?  With Sir Ian on commentary.  Nice.
 
2013-08-17 09:34:09 AM  
'Mornin', people. Nice to see everyone here for the opening acts, before tomorrow's main event.

FOOTBALL.
 
2013-08-17 09:34:51 AM  
Shows graphic where he shoots all penalty kicks and he goes that way. Unreal
 
2013-08-17 09:35:05 AM  

Rwa2play: noblehammer16: Hello everybody!

I knew he was going that way when they showed the graphic.

BT Sport eh?  With Sir Ian on commentary.  Nice.


NBC Sports had a graphic of where the last 5 penos he took went.  4 in the bottom left corner, 1 in the middle.  Made 3, missed 2.
 
2013-08-17 09:35:09 AM  

Rwa2play: noblehammer16: Hello everybody!

I knew he was going that way when they showed the graphic.

BT Sport eh?  With Sir Ian on commentary.  Nice.


NBCSC
 
2013-08-17 09:35:34 AM  

Unfreakable: HaywoodJablonski: I will be a benefactor. How about a team shirt for the winner's club? Second place gets a set of steak knives.

I think a team jersey from Kitbag would be good (EPL patch, team badge, but no name/number, perhaps?)


I'd be down with throwing in for a prize like this
 
2013-08-17 09:36:13 AM  

Stimied in a Rut: Rwa2play: noblehammer16: Hello everybody!

I knew he was going that way when they showed the graphic.

BT Sport eh?  With Sir Ian on commentary.  Nice.

NBC Sports had a graphic of where the last 5 penos he took went.  4 in the bottom left corner, 1 in the middle.  Made 3, missed 2.


*nods*  Watching the stream and getting the BT Sport coverage; Ian Darke and Michael Owen on commentary.
 
2013-08-17 09:36:16 AM  
'pool top of the table
 
2013-08-17 09:36:55 AM  
Liverpool 1-0 Stoke City.  Mignolet the hero; Begovic MOTM.
 
2013-08-17 09:37:01 AM  
FIRST WIN! ONWARDS AND UPWARDS!
 
2013-08-17 09:37:09 AM  
Walk on...waaaaalk on....
 
2013-08-17 09:37:37 AM  

noblehammer16: Hello everybody!

I knew he was going that way when they showed the graphic.


Welcome back! Hey, updating my farkies for this season and I have you tagged as "West Ham?" Is that your team or am I way off?
 
2013-08-17 09:37:57 AM  
10 points. And we're off
 
2013-08-17 09:38:31 AM  
We deserved better than 1-0, but I'll take the win. Thank you, Simon for saving our ass.
 
2013-08-17 09:38:33 AM  
LINE-UPS -Sunderland v Fulham (1500 BST)

Sunderland: Westwood, Celustka, Roberge, O'Shea, Colback, Giaccherini, Larsson, Cabral, Johnson, Sessegnon, Altidore. Subs: Wickham, Mandron, Moberg Karlsson, Diakite, Ba, Cuellar, Ji.

Fulham: Stekelenburg, Riether, Hughes, Hangeland, Richardson, Kasami, Boateng, Sidwell, Duff, Taarabt, Berbatov. Subs: Senderos, Ruiz, Stockdale, Karagounis, Briggs, Rodallega, Bent.

Referee: Neil Swarbrick (Lancashire)


Jozy starts!!  Guess I know what is going on the TV and what is being streamed.
 
2013-08-17 09:39:28 AM  

Langston: noblehammer16: Hello everybody!

I knew he was going that way when they showed the graphic.

Welcome back! Hey, updating my farkies for this season and I have you tagged as "West Ham?" Is that your team or am I way off?


'Til I die!!!
 
2013-08-17 09:39:55 AM  
I had Pool 2-0 Stoke so only 10 points for me even though this week doesn't count.
 
2013-08-17 09:40:30 AM  
Liverpool played great and deserved that win. Stoke surprised me with their work rate, though. Is it just me or does Stoke seem to be playing more technical? Fewer long balls than I was expecting, much better passing and positioning than I thought.
 
2013-08-17 09:42:10 AM  
Props to both keepers in the Liverpool/stoke game. Some classy saves.
 
2013-08-17 09:42:34 AM  

noblehammer16: Langston: noblehammer16: Hello everybody!

I knew he was going that way when they showed the graphic.

Welcome back! Hey, updating my farkies for this season and I have you tagged as "West Ham?" Is that your team or am I way off?

'Til I die!!!


Updated, thanks!
 
2013-08-17 09:43:00 AM  
For the rest of the games today:

Arsenal 3-1 Villa (Bank)
Norwich 1-1 Everton
Sunderland 2-1 Fulham
West Brom 1-1 Southampton (insurance)
West Ham 2-0 Cardiff
Swansea 1-2 Man United
 
2013-08-17 09:44:12 AM  

dietbubba: Walk on...waaaaalk on....


I'd rather walk alone.
 
2013-08-17 09:44:57 AM  

Where wolf: Props to both keepers in the Liverpool/stoke game. Some classy saves.


Begovic performed better, but Mignolet impressive after he warmed to the game.
 
2013-08-17 09:45:17 AM  
It says I have to pay extra for extra time. I thought those channels were complementary.
 
2013-08-17 09:47:32 AM  
NBC already better than Fox for actually showing manager interviews.
 
2013-08-17 09:48:21 AM  

ScouserDuck: It says I have to pay extra for extra time. I thought those channels were complementary.


Nuts to that~!

God, really don't want to hate on Arsene but...jeez, you agree personal terms with Higuain but don't even give Real a sniff?!  UGH!
 
2013-08-17 09:48:34 AM  

dietbubba: HaywoodJablonski: Unfreakable: Jumping in, last year we had talked about a prize for whoever had the best record in the Predictions league, but for all the talk, there wasn't any follow-through. If you guys want, I'll act as the impartial intermediary to guarantee the prize and collect the money if everybody agrees. It'll be an honor system, still, but I'll put my name on the line to make sure it happens for you guys.

I will be a benefactor. How about a team shirt for the winner's club? Second place gets a set of steak knives.

3rd place?


I don't know about third, but I have it on good authority that 4th place gets a trophy.
 
2013-08-17 09:48:52 AM  

Stimied in a Rut: NBC already better than Fox for actually showing manager interviews.


I've loved their coverage so far. They started it off really well with their intro programs the last couple weeks.
 
2013-08-17 09:49:04 AM  

Stimied in a Rut: NBC already better than Fox for actually showing manager interviews.


Well that and 1080i v. 720p.
 
2013-08-17 09:49:05 AM  

Stimied in a Rut: NBC already better than Fox for actually showing manager interviews.


Looks like they're going to copy Sky Sports coverage to the letter.
 
2013-08-17 09:49:22 AM  

Stimied in a Rut: NBC already better than Fox for actually showing manager interviews.


NBC is already blowing away Fox and Espn with their coverage. They're not disappointing at all.
 
2013-08-17 09:50:00 AM  

ScouserDuck: Stimied in a Rut: NBC already better than Fox for actually showing manager interviews.

I've loved their coverage so far. They started it off really well with their intro programs the last couple weeks.


Eh, didn't like their guide...too American.  The 10 stories was good however.
 
2013-08-17 09:50:06 AM  
I honestly have no idea which game I want to watch at 10.  Thanks, NBC, for the choice!  (F*** Fox Sports.)  Guess I'll switch between Arsenal and rooting for Fulham.
 
2013-08-17 09:50:08 AM  

ADubs86: Stimied in a Rut: NBC already better than Fox for actually showing manager interviews.

Looks like they're going to copy Sky Sports coverage to the letter.


I'm_OK_with_this.jpg
 
2013-08-17 09:50:11 AM  

Langston: noblehammer16: Langston: noblehammer16: Hello everybody!

I knew he was going that way when they showed the graphic.

Welcome back! Hey, updating my farkies for this season and I have you tagged as "West Ham?" Is that your team or am I way off?

'Til I die!!!

Updated, thanks!


Farkies need to post their teams.  Some people I have some, I don't.  Wanna make sure I've got them right
 
2013-08-17 09:50:26 AM  

ADubs86: Stimied in a Rut: NBC already better than Fox for actually showing manager interviews.

Looks like they're going to copy Sky Sports coverage to the letter.


Which I am totally fine with because I think Sky Sports does a wonderful job covering matches.  Personally I have been extremely happy with NBC so far.  I don't think there has been a downside yet.
 
2013-08-17 09:51:29 AM  

dietbubba: Langston: noblehammer16: Langston: noblehammer16: Hello everybody!

I knew he was going that way when they showed the graphic.

Welcome back! Hey, updating my farkies for this season and I have you tagged as "West Ham?" Is that your team or am I way off?

'Til I die!!!

Updated, thanks!

Farkies need to post their teams.  Some people I have some, I don't.  Wanna make sure I've got them right


I'm Newcastle (yay for waiting until the game is on during work on Monday, blech).
 
2013-08-17 09:51:43 AM  

StRalphTheLiar: So apparently Dish has decided not to carry the overflow channels after all, so instead of "every match live" I'll be getting 2 matches live just like the old days. Oh well.


And on top of that the Android app doesn't work at all. So it looks like I can only watch from home after all, and only the one game currently on. What a disappointment this new deal is quickly becoming.
 
2013-08-17 09:52:12 AM  
I feel bad for Begovic, he deserved better*. I'll take a 1-0 start to the season though, thank you very much.

/*could have said the same thing a shiatload of times last year, too
 
2013-08-17 09:52:53 AM  
Extra Time channels are on.
 
2013-08-17 09:55:01 AM  
The stream now works for me.  If you are using Incognito in Chrome it won't work, but just switch to the normal chrome window and it works.  In case anyone was having an issue.  I haven't tried the android app yet, but I'm already extremely happy with everything NBC has offered.
 
2013-08-17 09:55:15 AM  

Killer Cars: I feel bad for Begovic, he deserved better*. I'll take a 1-0 start to the season though, thank you very much.

/*could have said the same thing a shiatload of times last year, too


I woke up a little late and caught the replays; both keepers were making some DAMN lovely saves.
 
2013-08-17 09:55:41 AM  
I had my annual pre-season wall of text written, but then I read it back and realised it was crap (and when even I think my own stuff is crap...). So I deleted most of it. Just wanted to say this:

One of the issues raised about Moyes is that he has a poor away record against the top teams. This misses the point on two counts. Firstly, Sir Alex didn't have a great record against the top teams (lost three of the last four against City since they became good, lost regularly at Anfield (and the occasional 1-4 at home), and had a horrendous record at Stamford Bridge since Abramovich became manager). Despite this, Sir still managed to be quite successful. And secondly, only United (5) and City (6) lost fewer games than Everton (7) last season, yet the Toffees finished 6th, 26 points behind the champions. An inability to consistently beat the likes of Southampton, Fulham and Aston Villa will cost United more than an inability to win away at City, Liverpool and Chelsea. It is that killer instinct that I think Moyes lacks. I'll be delighted if he proves me wrong.

It was fun while it lasted, but third is the new first.
 
2013-08-17 09:57:03 AM  

Stimied in a Rut: The stream now works for me.  If you are using Incognito in Chrome it won't work, but just switch to the normal chrome window and it works.  In case anyone was having an issue.  I haven't tried the android app yet, but I'm already extremely happy with everything NBC has offered.


Tried the Android app and it was wonky at best.
 
2013-08-17 09:58:40 AM  
Couple of other things:

Stoke offering free travel to away fans for the season is commendable. And undoubtedly frowned upon by lots of other PL clubs.

The Coventry situation is disgusting.
 
2013-08-17 09:59:53 AM  

Rwa2play: Stimied in a Rut: The stream now works for me.  If you are using Incognito in Chrome it won't work, but just switch to the normal chrome window and it works.  In case anyone was having an issue.  I haven't tried the android app yet, but I'm already extremely happy with everything NBC has offered.

Tried the Android app and it was wonky at best.


Read lots of things saying the Android app was shiat.
 
2013-08-17 10:00:24 AM  

Rwa2play: Tried the Android app and it was wonky at best.


"Wonky" is being generous.
 
2013-08-17 10:00:32 AM  
Aston Villa has some truly horrid kits.
 
2013-08-17 10:02:28 AM  
It has begun!!!!

COYI!!!
 
2013-08-17 10:02:38 AM  

mitchcumstein1: Aston Villa has some truly horrid kits.


I was about to say that I like them.
 
2013-08-17 10:03:00 AM  
Looks like the PL Extra Time matches will be pure world feeds and nothing added on top of that.
 
2013-08-17 10:04:34 AM  

mitchcumstein1: Aston Villa has some truly horrid kits.


They remind me of those awful Minnesota Vikings jerseys.
 
2013-08-17 10:06:28 AM  
He's so dreamy.
 
2013-08-17 10:06:31 AM  
Gunner goal
 
2013-08-17 10:06:49 AM  
GIROUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX!

One-niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiil to the ARSENAL~!
 
2013-08-17 10:07:25 AM  
GIROUD gives Arsenal the lead on 6 minutes.
 
2013-08-17 10:08:06 AM  

ScouserDuck: mitchcumstein1: Aston Villa has some truly horrid kits.

I was about to say that I like them.


The colors are ok, but there's way too much going on.

JosephFinn: They remind me of those awful Minnesota Vikings jerseys.


Yeah, I have no idea what's going on with those. They just look...off.
 
2013-08-17 10:09:04 AM  

mitchcumstein1: ScouserDuck: mitchcumstein1: Aston Villa has some truly horrid kits.

I was about to say that I like them.

The colors are ok, but there's way too much going on.

JosephFinn: They remind me of those awful Minnesota Vikings jerseys.

Yeah, I have no idea what's going on with those. They just look...off.


Quarter shirt kits come off well with the right colors...claret isn't a good color.
 
2013-08-17 10:09:15 AM  
Dammit all to hell...my cable account is in my wife's user name/password.  And fark if I know what it is.

/No streaming until she gets home
 
2013-08-17 10:09:16 AM  

mitchcumstein1: ScouserDuck: mitchcumstein1: Aston Villa has some truly horrid kits.

I was about to say that I like them.

The colors are ok, but there's way too much going on.

JosephFinn: They remind me of those awful Minnesota Vikings jerseys.

Yeah, I have no idea what's going on with those. They just look...off.


I think maybe if the socks weren't so aggressively striped...
 
2013-08-17 10:09:29 AM  
Sunderland well on top to start, but haven't tested Steklenburg yet.  Looks like Jozy and his midfield still need some time to gel.
 
2013-08-17 10:14:48 AM  

Rwa2play: Quarter shirt kits come off well with the right colors...claret isn't a good color.


Not for that. When matched with the sky blue it looks pretty good most of the time.

JosephFinn: I think maybe if the socks weren't so aggressively striped...


A solid sock would do a lot for the look
 
2013-08-17 10:15:05 AM  
Goaaaaaaal!!!!!! Joe Cole!!!!!!
 
2013-08-17 10:15:20 AM  
Morning Chaps!
 
2013-08-17 10:15:46 AM  

dietbubba: Dammit all to hell...my cable account is in my wife's user name/password.  And fark if I know what it is.

/No streaming until she gets home


Ha..you and me both (mines asleep). I can't even call to order the extra time packages until she gets up.
 
2013-08-17 10:17:15 AM  

mitchcumstein1: Rwa2play: Quarter shirt kits come off well with the right colors...claret isn't a good color.

Not for that. When matched with the sky blue it looks pretty good most of the time.


True, but I remember seeing a Liverpool away kit in green and white and it looked much better.
 
2013-08-17 10:18:48 AM  
Great To See Liverpool Win One. Now Just Need The MIGHTY Oxford United To Do The Same Against Torquay
 
2013-08-17 10:19:26 AM  
Ha! Who had 20 minutes in the "Kieran Richardson pulls his hammy" pool?
 
2013-08-17 10:19:59 AM  
Early sub for Fulham- injury
 
2013-08-17 10:20:21 AM  

Cognitive Displaysia: Morning Chaps!


Mornin', Cogs!
 
2013-08-17 10:20:26 AM  

Rwa2play: True, but I remember seeing a Liverpool away kit in green and white and it looked much better.


i actually have one of those. i always did like that shirt.
 
2013-08-17 10:21:44 AM  

noblehammer16: Goaaaaaaal!!!!!! Joe Cole!!!!!!


I refuse to believe this happened
 
2013-08-17 10:22:14 AM  
Wow, that was an over-the-top penalty.  Could have even been a red.
 
2013-08-17 10:23:06 AM  

socalnewwaver: Rwa2play: True, but I remember seeing a Liverpool away kit in green and white and it looked much better.

i actually have one of those. i always did like that shirt.


Just grabbed myself an 08 Gerrard jersey

/first kit ever bought
 
2013-08-17 10:23:17 AM  
I honestly don't know how that wasn't a red.

And f*ck.
 
2013-08-17 10:23:21 AM  
Betnteke levels. Of course.
 
2013-08-17 10:23:48 AM  
Woooooooooo Aston Villa!!!!!!
 
2013-08-17 10:23:48 AM  
This is a day for keepers, eh? Lucky set up for the follow-up.
 
2013-08-17 10:24:30 AM  

dietbubba: Just grabbed myself an 08 Gerrard jersey


nice. i'm assuming home, eh?
 
2013-08-17 10:25:53 AM  
We've got a bleeder!
 
2013-08-17 10:26:01 AM  
Oh Jesus. Dude. You got something on your face.
 
2013-08-17 10:26:22 AM  
That looks a nasty cut.
 
2013-08-17 10:26:41 AM  

socalnewwaver: dietbubba: Just grabbed myself an 08 Gerrard jersey

nice. i'm assuming home, eh?


Ayup.
 
2013-08-17 10:26:59 AM  
Put some superglue on it and stitch it at half time.
 
2013-08-17 10:27:21 AM  
Oh shiat, Gibbs bleeding like an MMA fighter in the last round.
 
2013-08-17 10:27:46 AM  
Wow, Arsenal did get away a bit easy on the penalty call.
 
2013-08-17 10:27:55 AM  
Hot Carl coming in.
 
2013-08-17 10:28:17 AM  
Nacho time at the Emirates?
 
2013-08-17 10:28:24 AM  
How do the points work if Benteke misses the initial penalty and then scores?  Is it -2 for the missed peno and then +4 for the goal?  I haven't played Fantasy in a couple of seasons, but figured I'd try to get back into it.
 
2013-08-17 10:29:05 AM  

Stimied in a Rut: How do the points work if Benteke misses the initial penalty and then scores?  Is it -2 for the missed peno and then +4 for the goal?  I haven't played Fantasy in a couple of seasons, but figured I'd try to get back into it.


I think that's how that would work.
 
2013-08-17 10:30:33 AM  

dietbubba: Ayup.


true story, no one was buying the shiate third kit this season, so 'pool threw in free lettering / numbering / patches. so i gots me a new gerrard jersey this week, too.
 
2013-08-17 10:30:35 AM  
Chippy game.
 
2013-08-17 10:30:51 AM  
Wilshere Will Fight Your Whole Team
 
2013-08-17 10:30:58 AM  
Stupid card from Wilshere. Stupid, stupid, stupid.
 
2013-08-17 10:31:45 AM  

Langston: Wilshere Will Fight Your Whole Team


There's a time for that, then there's a time to shut the f*ck up and get him back later.
 
2013-08-17 10:32:23 AM  
Altidore just barely misses getting on the score sheet.  Great ball in, but it misses Altidore boot by mere inches.
 
2013-08-17 10:37:27 AM  
Both Arsenal and Villa look amateurish right now.
 
2013-08-17 10:37:31 AM  
Dangerous play from the Arsenal keeper.  If you're going to leave the box, make sure you get to the ball.
 
2013-08-17 10:37:40 AM  

socalnewwaver: dietbubba: Ayup.

true story, no one was buying the shiate third kit this season, so 'pool threw in free lettering / numbering / patches. so i gots me a new gerrard jersey this week, too.


Pretty good deal that
 
2013-08-17 10:38:50 AM  

socalnewwaver: dietbubba: Ayup.

true story, no one was buying the shiate third kit this season, so 'pool threw in free lettering / numbering / patches. so i gots me a new gerrard jersey this week, too.


Did you get the free t-shirt on type of that?
 
2013-08-17 10:39:37 AM  
Thank goodness Arsenal have so much depth this year, otherwise an injury to Sagna would be scary
 
2013-08-17 10:39:44 AM  

dietbubba: Pretty good deal that


it salves the pain of having to buy the rubbish in the first place. barely.
 
2013-08-17 10:40:20 AM  

ScouserDuck: Did you get the free t-shirt on type of that?


yup, got one of those, too.
 
2013-08-17 10:44:31 AM  
Hopefully Arsenal doesn't have to play their latest Spanish acquisition with their lack of depth.

encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2013-08-17 10:46:38 AM  
People watching other streams instead of Arsenal/Villa: how are your teams looking?
 
2013-08-17 10:46:47 AM  
Fulham look toothless.
 
2013-08-17 10:47:22 AM  
Anyone got a link for the Arsenal stream?
 
2013-08-17 10:47:54 AM  
For your half time reading pleasure, two articles I've really enjoyed recently:

The story of FIFAs coming to being:  http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/rejection-tragedy-and-billions-of-doll a rs-the-story-of-fifa/0120299

The story of the US Soccer Hall of Fame:  http://m.indyweek.com/indyweek/who-knew-that-americas-soccer-legacy-w a s-stored-in-hillsborough/Content?oid=3695636
 
2013-08-17 10:48:59 AM  
Sunderland are well on top of Fulham, but haven't found a way through yet.  Fulham have put both centerbacks on Jozy since he is up top alone and have taken him mostly out of the match.  I think if Sunderland go to 2 strikers it would open things up a bit more.  Sunderland's midfield looks pretty good though.
 
2013-08-17 10:49:30 AM  
The both went and missed. How is there a foul one way or another?
 
2013-08-17 10:50:09 AM  
That's an...interesting yellow for the Villa man.
 
2013-08-17 10:51:46 AM  

ScouserDuck: The both went and missed. How is there a foul one way or another?


Looked like a 50/50 to me, too.
 
2013-08-17 10:53:52 AM  

Langston: ScouserDuck: The both went and missed. How is there a foul one way or another?

Looked like a 50/50 to me, too.


Agreed
 
2013-08-17 10:55:54 AM  
FFPL question: It looks like I had to resubmit my predictions today. Do they have to go in the week of the matches? I put them in when I did the signup last week
 
2013-08-17 11:01:33 AM  
Wow, that was a nice goal from Joe Cole
 
2013-08-17 11:02:35 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: FFPL question: It looks like I had to resubmit my predictions today. Do they have to go in the week of the matches? I put them in when I did the signup last week


Did you remember to make sure you were logged in first? The mobile site is confusing that way
 
2013-08-17 11:04:35 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: FFPL question: It looks like I had to resubmit my predictions today. Do they have to go in the week of the matches? I put them in when I did the signup last week


Were your predictions still there?  Basically until the match happens you can change your scores and hit submit.  The submit button never goes away until the last match is played.  Those that have started are finalized so that you can't change them, but the rest are left alone with the submit button is there.  As long as you load the page and scores are there, your scores are saved in the system.

You can always do scores in advance and actually put numbers in through week 38, but can change them all the way up until the match starts.
 
2013-08-17 11:04:46 AM  

HaywoodJablonski: cameroncrazy1984: FFPL question: It looks like I had to resubmit my predictions today. Do they have to go in the week of the matches? I put them in when I did the signup last week

Did you remember to make sure you were logged in first? The mobile site is confusing that way


Mine are still there and I made them 2 weeks ago.
 
2013-08-17 11:08:47 AM  
Listening to the NBCSN commentators for Arsenal-Villa, I'm starting to notice English commentators talk a LOT less than Hispanic ones.
Gonna take a while to get used to that, I grew up watching ESPN Deportes back when it wasn't a Messi wankfest.
 
2013-08-17 11:09:40 AM  

Stimied in a Rut: cameroncrazy1984: FFPL question: It looks like I had to resubmit my predictions today. Do they have to go in the week of the matches? I put them in when I did the signup last week

Were your predictions still there?  Basically until the match happens you can change your scores and hit submit.  The submit button never goes away until the last match is played.  Those that have started are finalized so that you can't change them, but the rest are left alone with the submit button is there.  As long as you load the page and scores are there, your scores are saved in the system.

You can always do scores in advance and actually put numbers in through week 38, but can change them all the way up until the match starts.


Oh that might've been it. I saw the submit button still there, hit it and it said "these were due by 5pm Friday blah blah blah" and it made me think that I hadn't submitted them before. Yes my scores were still there.
 
2013-08-17 11:09:51 AM  
Kasami!!!!!
 
2013-08-17 11:09:54 AM  
Wow, Fulham get the first goal after Sunderland dominates.  Poor defending on a corner leads to a towering header for a goal.
 
2013-08-17 11:11:03 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Stimied in a Rut: cameroncrazy1984: FFPL question: It looks like I had to resubmit my predictions today. Do they have to go in the week of the matches? I put them in when I did the signup last week

Were your predictions still there?  Basically until the match happens you can change your scores and hit submit.  The submit button never goes away until the last match is played.  Those that have started are finalized so that you can't change them, but the rest are left alone with the submit button is there.  As long as you load the page and scores are there, your scores are saved in the system.

You can always do scores in advance and actually put numbers in through week 38, but can change them all the way up until the match starts.

Oh that might've been it. I saw the submit button still there, hit it and it said "these were due by 5pm Friday blah blah blah" and it made me think that I hadn't submitted them before. Yes my scores were still there.


You should be fine then.  The scores update after the last game is played each day.
 
2013-08-17 11:12:17 AM  
OK, two teams have been on their back feet the first half score first.
 
2013-08-17 11:13:25 AM  
POST's brother plays for Arsenal.  Good, under rated signing by Wenger
 
2013-08-17 11:13:29 AM  
Post has now signed for Arsenal according to reports.
 
2013-08-17 11:16:20 AM  
Seeing as POST is the unsung hero of the EPL, I guess he should be the name on the FFPL kit I'm working on, but what number does he wear?
 
2013-08-17 11:16:54 AM  
Maybe they should widen the goal by a couple of inches?
 
2013-08-17 11:17:07 AM  

LucklessWonder: Seeing as POST is the unsung hero of the EPL, I guess he should be the name on the FFPL kit I'm working on, but what number does he wear?


0, obviously.
 
2013-08-17 11:17:29 AM  

LucklessWonder: Seeing as POST is the unsung hero of the EPL, I guess he should be the name on the FFPL kit I'm working on, but what number does he wear?


11
 
2013-08-17 11:17:44 AM  
I really should get around for signing up for the League, but I'm just being lazy. Can't get NBCSN here, so I have to miss the Gunners game, still a bit bummed about Luiz Gustavo not signing in for Arsenal after all.
 
2013-08-17 11:18:43 AM  

noblehammer16: LucklessWonder: Seeing as POST is the unsung hero of the EPL, I guess he should be the name on the FFPL kit I'm working on, but what number does he wear?

11


This works too.
 
2013-08-17 11:19:10 AM  
Everton level 1-1.  Great strike by Ross Barkley.
 
2013-08-17 11:21:37 AM  
Questionable penalty call.
 
2013-08-17 11:21:47 AM  

LucklessWonder: Seeing as POST is the unsung hero of the EPL, I guess he should be the name on the FFPL kit I'm working on, but what number does he wear?


Post is a #1
 
2013-08-17 11:21:48 AM  

Stimied in a Rut: Wow, Fulham get the first goal after Sunderland dominates.  Poor defending on a corner leads to a towering header for a goal.


Wiioooiih! Fark Sunderland.
 
2013-08-17 11:21:50 AM  
And Arsenal gets screwed with a penalty.
 
2013-08-17 11:22:14 AM  
Not an Arsenal supporter, but they. got. screwed.
 
2013-08-17 11:22:22 AM  
F*cking hell.
 
2013-08-17 11:22:31 AM  
Everton lead now
 
2013-08-17 11:22:45 AM  
I keep refusing to put benteke on my fantasy team because I can't fathom having a villain on my top three...but damn if he doesn't rack up points.
 
2013-08-17 11:22:51 AM  
Really hope I started Benteke.
 
2013-08-17 11:22:51 AM  

Cognitive Displaysia: noblehammer16: LucklessWonder: Seeing as POST is the unsung hero of the EPL, I guess he should be the name on the FFPL kit I'm working on, but what number does he wear?

11

This works too.


encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2013-08-17 11:23:58 AM  
fark shiat motherfarker ass goddammit shiatballs farker farking fark
 
2013-08-17 11:24:00 AM  

midpoint: Cognitive Displaysia: noblehammer16: LucklessWonder: Seeing as POST is the unsung hero of the EPL, I guess he should be the name on the FFPL kit I'm working on, but what number does he wear?

11

This works too.


LOL. Perfect
 
2013-08-17 11:25:04 AM  
Arsenal supporters, shouldn't you guys be down to 10 for the first goal?  Everyone on BBC thinks the keeper should have been sent off originally.  Maybe this last peno makes up for that.
 
2013-08-17 11:25:43 AM  
Also Everton has come from behind and is 2-1 up at Carrow Road.
 
2013-08-17 11:27:15 AM  
And now Arsenal IS down to ten men
 
2013-08-17 11:27:15 AM  
God DAMMIT
 
2013-08-17 11:27:21 AM  
The thing I would say about the Arsenal penalty is that it looks like Koscielny's off-knee hits the back foot of the villa player before he get the ball.  Rarely called, but possibly correct.
 
2013-08-17 11:27:29 AM  
This ref loves carding Arsenal, it's getting ridiculous.
 
2013-08-17 11:27:46 AM  

Stimied in a Rut: Arsenal supporters, shouldn't you guys be down to 10 for the first goal?  Everyone on BBC thinks the keeper should have been sent off originally.  Maybe this last peno makes up for that.


So...now they're owed one?
 
2013-08-17 11:27:58 AM  
So, any practice Banker chips on a home win for Arsenal?
 
2013-08-17 11:28:00 AM  

Stimied in a Rut: Arsenal supporters, shouldn't you guys be down to 10 for the first goal?  Everyone on BBC thinks the keeper should have been sent off originally.  Maybe this last peno makes up for that.


You were saying?
 
2013-08-17 11:28:52 AM  

Stimied in a Rut: Also Everton has come from behind and is 2-1 up at Carrow Road.


Sigh, not anymore. 2-2
 
2013-08-17 11:28:55 AM  
aaannnnddd he's hungry like the wooolllllffffffffffffffff

RvW brings it level

/was out shopping with the misses
 
2013-08-17 11:29:07 AM  
Oops, guess Arsenal are on the wrong side now.  Apologies!
 
2013-08-17 11:29:18 AM  

midpoint: So, any practice Banker chips on a home win for Arsenal?


Having learned from other people's failures, I insured this game. Probably smart going forward,
 
2013-08-17 11:29:36 AM  
Shiat farkballs motherfarker dickhole cocksucker
 
2013-08-17 11:29:44 AM  

Langston: God DAMMIT


Who got sent off?
 
2013-08-17 11:30:28 AM  

midpoint: So, any practice Banker chips on a home win for Arsenal?


Banker? Hell, I put my insurance on Arsenal.
 
2013-08-17 11:30:58 AM  
Arsenal-Villa ref should find a new profession.
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2013-08-17 11:31:37 AM  

midpoint: So, any practice Banker chips on a home win for Arsenal?


*sheepishly raises hand*

Dammit Gunners.
 
2013-08-17 11:32:09 AM  
After an hour, the MIGHTY Oxford United are up 2-0. If that holds up they'll have P3 W3 with a +6 goal difference and will be topping League Two.
 
2013-08-17 11:32:11 AM  

ADubs86: midpoint: So, any practice Banker chips on a home win for Arsenal?

*sheepishly raises hand*

Dammit Gunners.


Have you learned nothing?
 
2013-08-17 11:32:22 AM  

HaywoodJablonski: Langston: God DAMMIT

Who got sent off?


Koscielny
 
2013-08-17 11:32:42 AM  

midpoint: So, any practice Banker chips on a home win for Arsenal?


Haha I did it.  Good thing it doesn't matter.

Also Fulham make their last sub after Steklenberg goes down landing poorly on his shoulder.  Altidore almost gets on the score sheet, but the ball bounces away because of spin.
 
2013-08-17 11:33:11 AM  

Lord Jubjub: HaywoodJablonski: Langston: God DAMMIT

Who got sent off?

Koscielny


Great. My fantasy team is balls
 
2013-08-17 11:33:29 AM  
The Arsenal-Villa ref reminds me of one Brazillian league game I saw once where the ref red-carded both the offender and the guy who got fouled on two occasions. He's just as hungry to card people, he's just not as drunk as that ref.
 
2013-08-17 11:33:34 AM  

HaywoodJablonski: Langston: God DAMMIT

Who got sent off?


Kos
 
2013-08-17 11:33:39 AM  

Lord Jubjub: HaywoodJablonski: Langston: God DAMMIT

Who got sent off?

Koscielny


What a surprise.
 
2013-08-17 11:34:03 AM  

ADubs86: midpoint: So, any practice Banker chips on a home win for Arsenal?

*sheepishly raises hand*

Dammit Gunners.


WAIT! I must have drunkenly switched my banker from Arsenal to a Liverpool home win last night! SUCCESS!
 
2013-08-17 11:34:25 AM  
Guzan makes a great save!  I have him on the bench for fantasy.  Ah well.
 
2013-08-17 11:34:55 AM  

ADubs86: midpoint: So, any practice Banker chips on a home win for Arsenal?

*sheepishly raises hand*

Dammit Gunners.


You fool! What's wrong with you!?
 
2013-08-17 11:35:34 AM  
Gooooooaaaaallllll!!!!! Nolan!!!!!
 
2013-08-17 11:36:41 AM  
Torquay pulls 1 back, dammit.
 
2013-08-17 11:37:05 AM  

ADubs86: ADubs86: midpoint: So, any practice Banker chips on a home win for Arsenal?

*sheepishly raises hand*

Dammit Gunners.

WAIT! I must have drunkenly switched my banker from Arsenal to a Liverpool home win last night! SUCCESS!


Keep making drunk predictions then.
 
2013-08-17 11:38:21 AM  
This loss (if they do lose) has fark all to do with signings.

Guzan is awesome.
 
2013-08-17 11:38:35 AM  
Pinball for Arsenal.  Is Corner playing today?
 
2013-08-17 11:38:36 AM  
Guzan and Post playing well for Villa.
 
2013-08-17 11:38:37 AM  
GUZAN having a great game! USA USA USA
 
2013-08-17 11:38:50 AM  
Welp, it doesn't look like it's Arsenal's day.
 
2013-08-17 11:39:00 AM  

desertgeek: ADubs86: ADubs86: midpoint: So, any practice Banker chips on a home win for Arsenal?

*sheepishly raises hand*

Dammit Gunners.

WAIT! I must have drunkenly switched my banker from Arsenal to a Liverpool home win last night! SUCCESS!

Keep making drunk predictions then.


I use opium.
 
2013-08-17 11:39:31 AM  
I call the insurance chip, "The Arsenal chip" for a reason...
 
2013-08-17 11:39:42 AM  
And ANOTHER needless card...
 
2013-08-17 11:39:52 AM  
At this rate, you might be able to play poker with all of the cards issued in the Arsenal/Villa game
 
2013-08-17 11:40:23 AM  
I cannot explain how much my head is pounding right now. Last time I'll drink on an empty stomach for sure.
 
2013-08-17 11:40:33 AM  

Lord Jubjub: At this rate, you might be able to play poker with all of the cards issued in the Arsenal/Villa game


Who's the ref?
 
2013-08-17 11:40:47 AM  
Is the united game going to be on NBC sports? The guide doesn't say so but the guide was wrong about programming this morning.
 
2013-08-17 11:40:52 AM  
This kind of game makes me wonder why FIFA games put English refs as Normal-Lenient when carding.
 
2013-08-17 11:41:34 AM  

ADubs86: I cannot explain how much my head is pounding right now. Last time I'll drink on an empty stomach for sure.


Bullshiat
 
2013-08-17 11:41:47 AM  

ScouserDuck: Is the united game going to be on NBC sports? The guide doesn't say so but the guide was wrong about programming this morning.


NBC proper, not SN
 
2013-08-17 11:42:28 AM  

ScouserDuck: This loss (if they do lose) has fark all to do with signings.

Guzan is awesome.


And yet, Saurez's value will go up by 8 million.
 
2013-08-17 11:42:35 AM  

ScouserDuck: Is the united game going to be on NBC sports? The guide doesn't say so but the guide was wrong about programming this morning.


NBC over-the-air channel
 
2013-08-17 11:42:35 AM  

LucklessWonder: Lord Jubjub: At this rate, you might be able to play poker with all of the cards issued in the Arsenal/Villa game

Who's the ref?


Anthony Taylor, he completely farked up a game last year between West Ham and Everton.  At one point West Ham got a penalty call (a make up for an earlier shiatty call), and even the West Ham fans booed the decision.
 
2013-08-17 11:42:57 AM  

Princip's Sandwich: This kind of game makes me wonder why FIFA games put English refs as Normal-Lenient when carding.


Well to be fair, only English refs think it takes 3 yellows for a sending off...

/Farking Poll
 
2013-08-17 11:43:11 AM  

Princip's Sandwich: This kind of game makes me wonder why FIFA games put English refs as Normal-Lenient when carding.


The first few games, all the Refs are obeying the latest set of briefings and directives. They loosen up after a month or so.
 
2013-08-17 11:43:44 AM  

HaywoodJablonski: ADubs86: I cannot explain how much my head is pounding right now. Last time I'll drink on an empty stomach for sure.

Bullshiat


Okay, I'm sure I'll do it again sometime, but not in the near future.
 
2013-08-17 11:44:02 AM  

desertgeek: ScouserDuck: This loss (if they do lose) has fark all to do with signings.

Guzan is awesome.

And yet, Saurez's value will go up by 8 million.


Awesome. I'd totally let arsenal take him for 48-50 mil.
 
2013-08-17 11:44:15 AM  

ScouserDuck: Is the united game going to be on NBC sports? The guide doesn't say so but the guide was wrong about programming this morning.


My DirecTV guide has it on regular NBC.
 
2013-08-17 11:44:35 AM  
I believe that NBC will broadcast the late game every week.  Nice to see soccer make a consistent appearance to a wide audience.
 
2013-08-17 11:45:50 AM  

Lord Jubjub: I believe that NBC will broadcast the late game every week.  Nice to see soccer make a consistent appearance to a wide audience.


Well... it's still NBC.  :)
 
2013-08-17 11:46:04 AM  
LUNA!
Wenger's gonna get sacked.
 
2013-08-17 11:46:09 AM  
And Arsenal is dead.
 
2013-08-17 11:46:14 AM  
Post strikes again--INTO the net.
 
2013-08-17 11:46:57 AM  
This game is dildos
 
2013-08-17 11:47:21 AM  

SomebodyElsesShoes: LucklessWonder: Lord Jubjub: At this rate, you might be able to play poker with all of the cards issued in the Arsenal/Villa game

Who's the ref?

Anthony Taylor, he completely farked up a game last year between West Ham and Everton.  At one point West Ham got a penalty call (a make up for an earlier shiatty call), and even the West Ham fans booed the decision.


http://www.worldfootball.net/referees/eng-premier-league-2012-2013/1/

Last year he was rated 4th best (I think) he was light on yellows but tied for the lead in reds. Looks like he has the lead in both so far!
 
2013-08-17 11:47:24 AM  
5 incoming Arsenal panic buys in 3,2,1.........
 
2013-08-17 11:47:49 AM  
YESSS Villa!
 
2013-08-17 11:47:53 AM  

Langston: This game is dildos


I have a feeling you're going to be saying that a lot this year.
 
2013-08-17 11:47:58 AM  

Langston: This game is dildos


UGH~!UGH~! UGH~! UGH~! UGH~! UGH~! UGH~! UGH~! UGH~! UGH~! UGH~!

Wenger should leave...for his own sake.  If he doesn't get a decent result at Fenerbahce he should go.
 
2013-08-17 11:47:58 AM  

ADubs86: LUNA!
Wenger's gonna get sacked.


Good.jpg
 
2013-08-17 11:48:14 AM  
Is this headline English?
 
2013-08-17 11:48:45 AM  
Hey!  There's a goal in the West Brom/Southampton game.  Southampton leads 1-0
 
2013-08-17 11:48:50 AM  

HaywoodJablonski: SomebodyElsesShoes: LucklessWonder: Lord Jubjub: At this rate, you might be able to play poker with all of the cards issued in the Arsenal/Villa game

Who's the ref?

Anthony Taylor, he completely farked up a game last year between West Ham and Everton.  At one point West Ham got a penalty call (a make up for an earlier shiatty call), and even the West Ham fans booed the decision.

http://www.worldfootball.net/referees/eng-premier-league-2012-2013/1/

Last year he was rated 4th best (I think) he was light on yellows but tied for the lead in reds. Looks like he has the lead in both so far!


He's good generally, he just has these shiat games sometimes.
 
2013-08-17 11:48:57 AM  

HaywoodJablonski: ADubs86: LUNA!
Wenger's gonna get sacked.

Good.jpg


High time, Arsenal won't go down like Forest did under Clough, but not being in the CL will have a similar effect.
 
2013-08-17 11:49:07 AM  

Lord Jubjub: I believe that NBC will broadcast the late game every week.  Nice to see soccer make a consistent appearance to a wide audience.


Almost every week at least. I'm sure there will be a few weeks where they have something like golf to show instead.
 
2013-08-17 11:51:20 AM  
Poor Sagna, that looks like it hurt badly.
 
2013-08-17 11:51:46 AM  
I've done that before Sagna, don't try to get up. That shiat hurts like hell.
 
2013-08-17 11:51:52 AM  
That looked painful.  That's how you wind up in a wheelchair for life.
 
2013-08-17 11:52:03 AM  
Sagna in a heap.

On the bright side, he can probably give himself a blowjob whenever he wants now.
 
2013-08-17 11:53:21 AM  

star_topology: Sagna in a heap.

On the bright side, he can probably give himself a blowjob whenever he wants now.


I feel bad for laughing at that
 
2013-08-17 11:53:22 AM  
RvW ruins my perfect in the Norwich-Everton game. Tough break.
 
2013-08-17 11:53:45 AM  
Look at all those empty seats. I've never seen that at an epl match before.
 
2013-08-17 11:54:25 AM  

desertgeek: Look at all those empty seats. I've never seen that at an epl match before.


Emirates, I hope
 
2013-08-17 11:54:43 AM  
Missed 3 results so far, starting out strong. Bottom page here I come.
 
2013-08-17 11:55:46 AM  

Princip's Sandwich: Missed 3 results so far, starting out strong. Bottom page here I come.


This week doesn't count.
 
2013-08-17 11:56:00 AM  
West Ham win!!!!
 
2013-08-17 11:56:05 AM  
And another blown advantage, by the Villa-aligned ref.
 
2013-08-17 11:56:23 AM  

HaywoodJablonski: desertgeek: Look at all those empty seats. I've never seen that at an epl match before.

Emirates, I hope


That stands look like the first quarter of Miami Heat home game.
 
2013-08-17 11:56:42 AM  

ScouserDuck: Princip's Sandwich: Missed 3 results so far, starting out strong. Bottom page here I come.

This week doesn't count.


I know it doesn't, but it's good training for the inevitable descent there.
 
2013-08-17 11:56:50 AM  
Is there a trophy for sixth place?
 
2013-08-17 11:57:31 AM  

Princip's Sandwich: Missed 3 results so far, starting out strong. Bottom page here I come.


Points don't matter until next week.  Even so I'm on 20 points overall going into the United game.
 
2013-08-17 11:57:36 AM  

Langston: Is there a trophy for sixth place?


In the ladies room.

/not obscure
 
2013-08-17 11:59:46 AM  

Princip's Sandwich: Missed 3 results so far, starting out strong. Bottom page here I come.


This week is the preseason. Bring in the starters next week
 
2013-08-17 11:59:59 AM  
I guess we really can't complain, we lost to the team that was in second place in the league this morning.

Additional silver lining: Podolski didn't make a single mistake.
 
2013-08-17 12:00:43 PM  
A reminder for those in the UK you can watch the Swansea vs Man U game on freeview channel 11 (pick TV).
 
2013-08-17 12:01:04 PM  

Rwa2play: Langston: Is there a trophy for sixth place?

In the ladies room.

/not obscure


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2013-08-17 12:01:30 PM  

Norfolking Chance: A reminder for those in the UK you can watch the Swansea vs Man U game on freeview channel 11 (pick TV).


Ta! I had forgotten about that. Two TV games in one day for me [BT t'other].
 
2013-08-17 12:01:37 PM  

Langston: I guess we really can't complain, we lost to the team that was in second place in the league this morning.

Additional silver lining: Podolski didn't make a single mistake.


Now THAT is positive thinking.
 
2013-08-17 12:01:43 PM  

Langston: I guess we really can't complain, we lost to the team that was in second place in the league this morning.

Additional silver lining: Podolski didn't make a single mistake.


I mean, Wenger will point to the ref...but he's gonna catch stick for this.  Sort of poetic justice; he should've been as aggressive as S***s.
 
2013-08-17 12:02:14 PM  
MIGHTY Oxford United Win 3-1!!!!!
 
2013-08-17 12:03:27 PM  

Langston: Is there a trophy for sixth place?


EUROPA!!!!
 
2013-08-17 12:03:44 PM  

Princip's Sandwich: Langston: I guess we really can't complain, we lost to the team that was in second place in the league this morning.

Additional silver lining: Podolski didn't make a single mistake.

Now THAT is positive thinking.


It's holding me over while I google "How to tie a noose"
 
2013-08-17 12:06:57 PM  
Koscielny very unlucky today. Horrible refereeing but also bad defensive performance from Arsenal. Agbonloghor /= Messi
 
2013-08-17 12:07:58 PM  
Anyone watching the 200m race? I just switched over before the game.
 
2013-08-17 12:12:58 PM  

Stimied in a Rut: Anyone watching the 200m race? I just switched over before the game.


Wow.
 
2013-08-17 12:13:21 PM  
and Bolt runs away with the gold.  Though, he really shouldn't shut it down at the end.  He almost got caught.
 
2013-08-17 12:14:54 PM  
Greg Howard at Deadspin said it best:

A couple of months ago, I was in my apartment and had to take a shiat. So I did; it was wet. As soon as I started, though, I realized there was no toilet paper. I'd recently bought a huge pack, but I have two roommates, and one has a girlfriend who's over a lot, so we run through the paper pretty quickly. I looked in the closet, and of course there was no toilet paper there, either. That's because my other roommate is passive-aggressive, and doesn't like me that much, and so even though he's a neat freak, he fights through his borderline OCD to make life harder for me in the apartment. Washes only his dishes even though everyone washes his, doesn't take out the trash much even though he cooks every night, and so on. You know him, even if you don't know him. So I waddled down to the bodega on the corner, to buy some toilet paper. My ass was clenched, but I was still petrified. I've got a sensitive bum, so I bought the good toilet paper. Charmin. One roll, because now I'm feeling passive-aggressive. It was like three bucks.


I spent more money on that roll of toilet paper than Arsenal have in the transfer market all summer.


Arsenal fans could live with that if the team was great. But Arsenal aren't a great team. They finished fourth last year, after a historic unbeaten streak, to overtake their hated rivals Tottenham and qualify for the Champions League. This summer, manager Arsène Wenger and Arsenal's front office claimed to have over £70 million in the bank to spend on strengthening the squad. They've offloaded no less than 22 players, and so far, have only signed one, Yaya Sanogo. He was free. He wasn't even supposed to see much time this year, but he likely will.


Gunners have a dangerously thin, dangerously mediocre team. They have for years, but we think this year is finally the breaking point, when they'll be passed over for a Champions League spot and heads will roll. They've been linked with farking everyone, and haven't been able to sign a single great player yet. If they don't add real quality in the next two weeks, Arsenal are done. That said, look for winger Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud to both score 15 or more goals this season. It still won't be enough.
 
2013-08-17 12:15:06 PM  

Lord Jubjub: and Bolt runs away with the gold.  Though, he really shouldn't shut it down at the end.  He almost got caught.


Would have been interesting to see if he kept going what his time would have been.  I can't believe that the US guy came from so far back to get third.
 
2013-08-17 12:20:38 PM  

ADubs86: Greg Howard at Deadspin said it best:

A couple of months ago, I was in my apartment and had to take a shiat. So I did; it was wet. As soon as I started, though, I realized there was no toilet paper. I'd recently bought a huge pack, but I have two roommates, and one has a girlfriend who's over a lot, so we run through the paper pretty quickly. I looked in the closet, and of course there was no toilet paper there, either. That's because my other roommate is passive-aggressive, and doesn't like me that much, and so even though he's a neat freak, he fights through his borderline OCD to make life harder for me in the apartment. Washes only his dishes even though everyone washes his, doesn't take out the trash much even though he cooks every night, and so on. You know him, even if you don't know him. So I waddled down to the bodega on the corner, to buy some toilet paper. My ass was clenched, but I was still petrified. I've got a sensitive bum, so I bought the good toilet paper. Charmin. One roll, because now I'm feeling passive-aggressive. It was like three bucks.


I spent more money on that roll of toilet paper than Arsenal have in the transfer market all summer.


Arsenal fans could live with that if the team was great. But Arsenal aren't a great team. They finished fourth last year, after a historic unbeaten streak, to overtake their hated rivals Tottenham and qualify for the Champions League. This summer, manager Arsène Wenger and Arsenal's front office claimed to have over £70 million in the bank to spend on strengthening the squad. They've offloaded no less than 22 players, and so far, have only signed one, Yaya Sanogo. He was free. He wasn't even supposed to see much time this year, but he likely will.


Gunners have a dangerously thin, dangerously mediocre team. They have for years, but we think this year is finally the breaking point, when they'll be passed over for a Champions League spot and heads will roll. They've been linked with farking everyone, and hav ...


As a Real fan who's goddamn tired of seeing them buy people who they bench (nope, I don't want Bale, if you're asking, we already have a midfield logjam) , it's quite bewildering to see the flip-side: a team who links itself to everyone yet buys no one.
They really need to have a guy to tell Wenger that it's fine to only link to a few people, but to try his damnedest to buy them, not link to everyone that passes by and end up empty.
 
2013-08-17 12:23:15 PM  

Princip's Sandwich: As a Real fan who's goddamn tired of seeing them buy people who they bench (nope, I don't want Bale, if you're asking, we already have a midfield logjam) , it's quite bewildering to see the flip-side: a team who links itself to everyone yet buys no one.
They really need to have a guy to tell Wenger that it's fine to only link to a few people, but to try his damnedest to buy them, not link to everyone that passes by and end up empty.


The thing that gets me is:  They agree to personal terms with Higuain...but say nothing to Real.  No.  thing.  Then Real let Higuain go to Napoli for a price that's less than Arsenal are willing to pay for Suarez.

Ridiculous; Wenger has to go now.
 
2013-08-17 12:24:35 PM  
Pretty much, Adubs86. Arsenal boasted of a large warchest at the beginning of the summer, then couldn't close any of the deals. Not one. Arsene seems to believe that Arsenal is still as respected today as they were 10 years ago, when they were a top, top team. That hasn't been the case for several years now. Arsenal will have to overspend on top players until they have recent silverware to point to. Because players don't consider Arsenal to be title contenders. And they're right.
 
2013-08-17 12:27:49 PM  

Langston: Pretty much, Adubs86. Arsenal boasted of a large warchest at the beginning of the summer, then couldn't close any of the deals. Not one. Arsene seems to believe that Arsenal is still as respected today as they were 10 years ago, when they were a top, top team. That hasn't been the case for several years now. Arsenal will have to overspend on top players until they have recent silverware to point to. Because players don't consider Arsenal to be title contenders. And they're right.


Pretty much this. I think Wenger's still trying to ride the success they had with Henry to make players join, when he doesn't have a single recent trophy to point to.

Champions League football can only do so much to attract people when you aren't even sure you can come back next year and you're pretty sure you won't get far in the CL anyway.
 
2013-08-17 12:30:44 PM  
More like ArsenLOL, am I right? Also, NBCSN picture looks great so far.
 
2013-08-17 12:32:50 PM  
Arlo White doing commentary. Hooray!
 
2013-08-17 12:34:43 PM  

ADubs86: Arlo White doing commentary. Hooray!


I like this guy already. He painted a beautiful picture of the Liberty Stadium with his words prior to kick off: "rain falling from slate gray skies."
 
2013-08-17 12:37:22 PM  
It's quite amazing no one's tried to get Michu. Guy's always plugged into the game.
 
2013-08-17 12:37:52 PM  
Yeah, I didn't realize just how thin Arsenal is right now until I glanced at their current roster, and nearly a third of it seems to full of perpetually injured players (completely forgot Diaby is even still around, for one).
 
2013-08-17 12:38:25 PM  

Princip's Sandwich: It's quite amazing no one's tried to get Michu. Guy's always plugged into the game.


Arsenal has thought about possibly making an offer on him.
 
2013-08-17 12:39:08 PM  

Langston: Pretty much, Adubs86. Arsenal boasted of a large warchest at the beginning of the summer, then couldn't close any of the deals. Not one. Arsene seems to believe that Arsenal is still as respected today as they were 10 years ago, when they were a top, top team. That hasn't been the case for several years now. Arsenal will have to overspend on top players until they have recent silverware to point to. Because players don't consider Arsenal to be title contenders. And they're right.


You've summed it up perfectly
 
2013-08-17 12:39:16 PM  
Arsenal need another Dein. Somebody to handle transfers. Wenger may be smart, but he's apparently not smart enough to evolve with the game. IT.HAS.CHANGED. You can't expect to pilfer league one and come up with an Henry every 2 years. It's just not happening. If Arsenal piss about and let Ox, Wilshere, etc get fed up and leave, Wenger will have destroyed his legacy whilst wasting 10 years+ of Arsenal fan's time and money. Something has to give this year, and I hope it's Kroenke out, Stan in, Wenger out, a new hungry coach in.
 
2013-08-17 12:40:48 PM  

ScouserDuck: Princip's Sandwich: It's quite amazing no one's tried to get Michu. Guy's always plugged into the game.

Arsenal has thought about possibly making an offer on him.


Laudrup already said Michu is not for sale at any price.
 
2013-08-17 12:42:07 PM  

Langston: Pretty much, Adubs86. Arsenal boasted of a large warchest at the beginning of the summer, then couldn't close any of the deals. Not one. Arsene seems to believe that Arsenal is still as respected today as they were 10 years ago, when they were a top, top team. That hasn't been the case for several years now. Arsenal will have to overspend on top players until they have recent silverware to point to. Because players don't consider Arsenal to be title contenders. And they're right.


Well said. Smart money goes in early in the window and hard. If you get that first big singing, then the others come easier and you actually build momentum towards your new season. The exact opposite of this would be what Arsenal has done.
 
2013-08-17 12:43:08 PM  

star_topology: I like this guy already. He painted a beautiful picture of the Liberty Stadium with his words prior to kick off: "rain falling from slate gray skies."


Is he talking about Wales or Manchester?
 
2013-08-17 12:43:42 PM  

Norfolking Chance: star_topology: I like this guy already. He painted a beautiful picture of the Liberty Stadium with his words prior to kick off: "rain falling from slate gray skies."

Is he talking about Wales or Manchester?


Yes
 
2013-08-17 12:44:27 PM  

Xlr8urfark: Arsenal need another Dein. Somebody to handle transfers. Wenger may be smart, but he's apparently not smart enough to evolve with the game. IT.HAS.CHANGED. You can't expect to pilfer league one and come up with an Henry every 2 years. It's just not happening. If Arsenal piss about and let Ox, Wilshere, etc get fed up and leave, Wenger will have destroyed his legacy whilst wasting 10 years+ of Arsenal fan's time and money. Something has to give this year, and I hope it's Kroenke out, Stan in, Wenger out, a new hungry coach in.


Speaking of Ligue 1, did anyone else see Alan Shearer's comment that Newcastle have too many French guys? Hilarious. Like a Geordie Don Cherry.
 
2013-08-17 12:44:36 PM  
Really liking the Swansea movement, wish more teams played as brightly.
 
2013-08-17 12:45:25 PM  

Xlr8urfark: Langston: Pretty much, Adubs86. Arsenal boasted of a large warchest at the beginning of the summer, then couldn't close any of the deals. Not one. Arsene seems to believe that Arsenal is still as respected today as they were 10 years ago, when they were a top, top team. That hasn't been the case for several years now. Arsenal will have to overspend on top players until they have recent silverware to point to. Because players don't consider Arsenal to be title contenders. And they're right.

Well said. Smart money goes in early in the window and hard. If you get that first big singing, then the others come easier and you actually build momentum towards your new season. The exact opposite of this would be what Arsenal has done.


Here's a great interactive infograph that shows the EPL transfers...  That 0 is amazing.
 
2013-08-17 12:45:53 PM  
A Fulham away win after being dominated in possession? Somebody pinch me!
 
2013-08-17 12:45:55 PM  

Xlr8urfark: Arsenal need another Dein. Somebody to handle transfers. Wenger may be smart, but he's apparently not smart enough to evolve with the game. IT.HAS.CHANGED. You can't expect to pilfer league one and come up with an Henry every 2 years. It's just not happening. If Arsenal piss about and let Ox, Wilshere, etc get fed up and leave, Wenger will have destroyed his legacy whilst wasting 10 years+ of Arsenal fan's time and money. Something has to give this year, and I hope it's Kroenke out, Stan in, Wenger out, a new hungry coach in.


I don't dislike Wenger as a coach, but he sucks at transfers. I don't see Dein returning, so hopefully Arsenal finds a negotiator. Let Arsene give the guy a list of players he wants and set the negotiator loose with a checkbook.
 
2013-08-17 12:46:36 PM  
NBC your commentators suck!!!!! please read this they suck!!!!!
 
2013-08-17 12:46:56 PM  
United look pretty good so far, but just can't get that final touch on it.  Also really enjoying the commentary team so far.
 
2013-08-17 12:49:34 PM  
Giggs look a bit off it tonight, two really good chances wasted.
 
2013-08-17 12:50:41 PM  

eas81: NBC your commentators suck!!!!! please read this they suck!!!!!


I'd rather listen to Arlo White spend twenty minutes reading from a phone book than hear Gus Johnson excitedly mispronounce someone's name.

/I like Gus, but it was painful listening to his learning curve.
 
2013-08-17 12:52:24 PM  

Stimied in a Rut: United look pretty good so far, but just can't get that final touch on it.  Also really enjoying the commentary team so far.


2.bp.blogspot.com

/no
 
2013-08-17 12:54:32 PM  
Ok, I see Man U can have three guys on Michu and it matters fark all at actually denying him a scoring chance.
 
2013-08-17 12:55:31 PM  
United players stop playing and stare at Dowd.

No foul.

/Dowd looks slimmer!
 
2013-08-17 12:59:54 PM  
I'll always be a spurs fan, but I really like these Swansea cats. I like the story of their rise.