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(Pro Soccer Talk)   Instead of arguing about Obamacare, gun control or immigration reform, argue about the EPL power rankings. I'll start. How is Tottenham at #8?   (prosoccertalk.nbcsports.com) divider line 20
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2013-11-28 05:27:45 PM  
Actually, I pretty much agree with 1-10
 
2013-11-28 05:38:03 PM  
We have a power ranking in the EPL. It's called the league table. You don't need a power ranking when the entire schedule is everybody playing a home-and-home round robin and being grouped into a single rankings table.
 
2013-11-28 05:41:27 PM  

Gosling: We have a power ranking in the EPL. It's called the league table. You don't need a power ranking when the entire schedule is everybody playing a home-and-home round robin and being grouped into a single rankings table.


I agree and disagree at the same time.

If you're a club that has faced top teams in 3 of its last 4 and you stole a couple of points, I'd tend to rank that performance higher than Arsenal or Liverpool beating a bunch of bottom feeders.

But to your point, the EPL's standings are a better indication of the power rankings than any major sport in North America.
 
2013-11-28 05:45:49 PM  

Rev.K: Gosling: We have a power ranking in the EPL. It's called the league table. You don't need a power ranking when the entire schedule is everybody playing a home-and-home round robin and being grouped into a single rankings table.

I agree and disagree at the same time.

If you're a club that has faced top teams in 3 of its last 4 and you stole a couple of points, I'd tend to rank that performance higher than Arsenal or Liverpool beating a bunch of bottom feeders.

But to your point, the EPL's standings are a better indication of the power rankings than any major sport in North America.


Especially since traditionally goal differential mirrors league position almost exactly.
 
2013-11-28 05:52:17 PM  

Rev.K: I'd tend to rank that performance higher than Arsenal or Liverpool beating a bunch of bottom feeders


As an Arsenal supporter, I take issue with that statement.  The Gunners have beaten both Tottenham and Liverpool . . . um, never mind.
 
2013-11-28 06:25:57 PM  

Jimmy Scheisskopf: Rev.K: I'd tend to rank that performance higher than Arsenal or Liverpool beating a bunch of bottom feeders

As an Arsenal supporter, I take issue with that statement.  The Gunners have beaten both Tottenham and Liverpool . . . um, never mind.


Heh
 
2013-11-28 06:43:57 PM  
Tottenham are 8 because they're shiat. And coonts. And shiat coonts.
 
2013-11-28 08:03:48 PM  
Rev.K: Ifyou're a club that has faced top teams in 3 of its last 4 and you stole a couple of points, I'd tend to rank that performance higher than Arsenal or Liverpool beating a bunch of bottom feeders.

I think this is fair, that it lets a few teams shuffle, but this idea of Power Rankings for the EPL won't ever catch on precisely because all the teams play each other. There's less and less room for speculation the longer the season goes on.
 
2013-11-28 08:36:05 PM  
Just a heads up for those who have Direct TV: for next Wednesday, there are 9 matches going at the same time. Three of those matches will be only available through the online Live Extra feed.  I was checking it out earlier today and they won't be adding extra channels for those extra matches.

If you get the extra EPL channels through your cable system, you might want to check how things will work next Wednesday before setting up your DVR.
 
2013-11-28 08:54:44 PM  

Langston: Actually, I pretty much agree with 1-10


I'd actually put Liverpool, Everton and Southampton ahead of both Manchester clubs.  At least their form is more consistent either at home or away.

City look like champions at home, but like they'll get relegated away.  United blow hot and cold.
 
2013-11-28 08:54:55 PM  

desertgeek: Just a heads up for those who have Direct TV: for next Wednesday, there are 9 matches going at the same time. Three of those matches will be only available through the online Live Extra feed.  I was checking it out earlier today and they won't be adding extra channels for those extra matches.

If you get the extra EPL channels through your cable system, you might want to check how things will work next Wednesday before setting up your DVR.


I'll be watching at work.
/yay having a machine that bypasses the work proxy
 
2013-11-28 09:32:22 PM  

Jimmy Scheisskopf: Rev.K: I'd tend to rank that performance higher than Arsenal or Liverpool beating a bunch of bottom feeders

As an Arsenal supporter, I take issue with that statement.  The Gunners have beaten both Tottenham and Liverpool . . . um, never mind.


And Southampton.
 
2013-11-28 10:08:06 PM  
Didn't they lose 6-0 the other day  to Manchester City?
 
2013-11-28 11:33:41 PM  

ski9600: Didn't they lose 6-0 the other day  to Manchester City?


You know it's bad when rumors start flying that Jermaine Defoe has agreed to move to an MLS team. Doesn't sound too bad, until you realize that said MLS team happens to be Toronto FC. Even the team that finished dead last in MLS seems like a step up from Spuds at this point.
 
2013-11-29 12:23:18 AM  

Woolwine: ski9600: Didn't they lose 6-0 the other day  to Manchester City?

You know it's bad when rumors start flying that Jermaine Defoe has agreed to move to an MLS team. Doesn't sound too bad, until you realize that said MLS team happens to be Toronto FC. Even the team that finished dead last in MLS seems like a step up from Spuds at this point.


Hey, Toronto is a happening burg, what with their crack smoking mayor and everything.
 
2013-11-29 12:37:22 AM  

Woolwine: ski9600: Didn't they lose 6-0 the other day  to Manchester City?

You know it's bad when rumors start flying that Jermaine Defoe has agreed to move to an MLS team. Doesn't sound too bad, until you realize that said MLS team happens to be Toronto FC. Even the team that finished dead last in MLS seems like a step up from Spuds at this point.


Nelsen and Defoe were teammates at one point, so I'm not too surprised that Ryan might be in his ear about potential WC spot and Jermaine's current lack of playing time. JD will get plenty of time on the pitch for TFC, so if he's looking to make Roy's squad, a move across the pond wouldn't hurt.
 
2013-11-29 12:55:31 AM  
Just a short comment for Spurs fans: 6-0!!!
 
2013-11-29 07:37:21 AM  
Just look what the loan spell at TFC did for Spurs' John Bostock!
 
2013-11-29 11:20:18 AM  
depending on who the analyst is the rankings are of course different. dont look here subby you wont be pleased

http://www.tsn.ca/soccer/story/?id=437768
 
2013-11-29 09:36:22 PM  

Woolwine: ski9600: Didn't they lose 6-0 the other day  to Manchester City?

You know it's bad when rumors start flying that Jermaine Defoe has agreed to move to an MLS team. Doesn't sound too bad, until you realize that said MLS team happens to be Toronto FC. Even the team that finished dead last in MLS seems like a step up from Spuds at this point.


And, I'm sorry but, isn't Defoe a pretty damn good striker when he's on the pitch?  I mean, even Southampton realized that (despite his own discipline) Le Tissier on the pitch gave them a change to win matches instead of drawing or losing matches.

Hell, I'm shocked no other team in the EPL has thought of signing him~!
 
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