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The 2014-15 Barclays Premier League (EPL) & UEFA Champions League (UCL) Thread

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#1 kill3r7   MiNd ThE GaP CAGiversary!   4639 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2014 - 03:07 PM

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Week Three Fixtures

Aston Villa v Hull City
Burnley v Manchester United
Everton v Chelsea
Leicester City v Arsenal
Manchester City v Stoke City
Newcastle United v Crystal Palace
Queens Park Rangers v Sunderland
Swansea City v West Bromwich Albion
Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool
West Ham United v Southampton

 

Discuss.

All games can be seen on NBCSports and their affiliates. Their online app is actually very good.

 

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#2 hpbbes   I typo'd my username CAGiversary!   1267 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2014 - 04:04 PM

Awesome. My body is ready.

Who does everyone root for? I fell in love with Manchester United in the late 90's. I'm excited for what hopefully will be a better season from them.

#3 kill3r7   MiNd ThE GaP CAGiversary!   4639 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2014 - 04:36 PM

I root for United as well. Ecstatic to see what LVG does with the team this season. Hopefully they'll add a couple of more signings. Depending on how the roster looks, we might have an outside shot of winning the league. Still a very tall task, especially when looking at the Chelsea and City.  



#4 equistina  

Posted 07 August 2014 - 07:22 PM

Manchester City! I hope Negredo is all healed and ready to go soon. Go beast!

#5 bestkeeper14   Currently Playing Madden 16 CAGiversary!   4149 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 07:30 PM

Everton because of Timmy!  Happy that we got Lukaku back!!! :)  Come on top 4!



#6 kill3r7   MiNd ThE GaP CAGiversary!   4639 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2014 - 09:41 PM

Slightly off topic but Landon Donovan is retiring at the end of the 2014 MLS season.



#7 kilik64   Carefree, Wherever We May Be CAGiversary!   7597 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2014 - 09:51 PM

Slightly off topic but Landon Donovan is retiring at the end of the 2014 MLS season.

Good.

 

I root for the team thats going to win the championship this year. 

 

In Jose We Trust

 

KTBFF



#8 hpbbes   I typo'd my username CAGiversary!   1267 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2014 - 11:18 PM

Just sayin'.

Go red devils.



#9 Red_Lizard2  

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 12:22 AM

Root for Arsenal, became my favorite team from playing FM 08 believe it or not.

#10 equistina  

Posted 08 August 2014 - 12:39 AM

I'm just going to leave this here as why we'll win:

 

Spoiler

 

:D/



#11 asampedasjohor   AsamPedasJohor CAGiversary!   80 Posts   Joined 5.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 12:59 AM

Im ready. KTBFFH

#12 kilik64   Carefree, Wherever We May Be CAGiversary!   7597 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 08 August 2014 - 06:23 PM

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#13 kilik64   Carefree, Wherever We May Be CAGiversary!   7597 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 08 August 2014 - 11:07 PM



#14 equistina  

Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:23 AM

We lost today :(

#15 hpbbes   I typo'd my username CAGiversary!   1267 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2014 - 11:50 AM

The season is underway!

#16 kill3r7   MiNd ThE GaP CAGiversary!   4639 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2014 - 12:00 PM

Decent game so far. Defense looks a bit shaky. 



#17 hpbbes   I typo'd my username CAGiversary!   1267 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2014 - 12:14 PM

It's happening again...!

Time to clutch my knees and rock back and forth for the next 60 minutes.

#18 kill3r7   MiNd ThE GaP CAGiversary!   4639 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2014 - 12:18 PM

It's happening again...!

Time to clutch my knees and rock back and forth for the next 60 minutes.

We have looked bright going forward but i'm rocking as well.



#19 hpbbes   I typo'd my username CAGiversary!   1267 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2014 - 12:21 PM

We have looked bright going forward but i'm rocking as well.


Haven't really threatened though. A lot of wasted balls despite dominating possession.

#20 kill3r7   MiNd ThE GaP CAGiversary!   4639 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2014 - 12:56 PM

Rooney!



#21 hpbbes   I typo'd my username CAGiversary!   1267 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2014 - 12:56 PM

Rooney!

#22 hpbbes   I typo'd my username CAGiversary!   1267 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2014 - 12:57 PM

LOL

#23 kill3r7   MiNd ThE GaP CAGiversary!   4639 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2014 - 01:17 PM

Fuck !



#24 hpbbes   I typo'd my username CAGiversary!   1267 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2014 - 01:39 PM

Bloody hell.

#25 tylerh1701   Post deals, not your blog. CAGiversary!   30637 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2014 - 06:21 PM

I'm new to EPL but gonna try to start following it.  I'm cheering for Man U for now since I'm half Dutch and Van Gaal and Van Persie are on the team, though RVP isn't my favorite...

 

I missed the game this morning though.  Watching Arsenal now, just got a late go-ahead goal.  They've been dominating possession over the last 20 minutes or so.



#26 tylerh1701   Post deals, not your blog. CAGiversary!   30637 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2014 - 06:25 PM

One really cool thing I realized about the EPL is that fans can actually follow their teams in person if they want to.  I looked, on Google it says the northernmost and southernmost stadiums of EPL teams are about 5 hours and 45 minutes apart.  That is awesome.  Living in Salt Lake, I couldn't drive 6 hours in any direction and reach even ONE NFL stadium.  Even if I lived on the east coast, I'm sure there's still just a handful of stadiums you could reach in a 6 hour drive.



#27 DestroVega   Life is short... stunt it CAGiversary!   7191 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 04:54 AM

One really cool thing I realized about the EPL is that fans can actually follow their teams in person if they want to. I looked, on Google it says the northernmost and southernmost stadiums of EPL teams are about 5 hours and 45 minutes apart. That is awesome. Living in Salt Lake, I couldn't drive 6 hours in any direction and reach even ONE NFL stadium. Even if I lived on the east coast, I'm sure there's still just a handful of stadiums you could reach in a 6 hour drive.


That's cause England is the size of Michigan.

#28 tylerh1701   Post deals, not your blog. CAGiversary!   30637 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 18 August 2014 - 04:55 PM

Is there a specific reason that those generally considered the absolute best (Messi, Ronaldo, Zlatan) all play outside of the EPL?  Do other leagues have the ability to pay more?  

 

Looking over this list, the names Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich seem to be flush with star power.  Are the Spanish and German leagues even competitive?



#29 bestkeeper14   Currently Playing Madden 16 CAGiversary!   4149 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 05:04 PM

Is there a specific reason that those generally considered the absolute best (Messi, Ronaldo, Zlatan) all play outside of the EPL?  Do other leagues have the ability to pay more?  

 

Looking over this list, the names Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich seem to be flush with star power.  Are the Spanish and German leagues even competitive?

Real, Barca, and Bayern have tons of money, and always make champions because of how easy it is for them to make it near the top of their tables to qualify.  It is also a very different style of play there that is predicated on skill and skill alone.  The EPL is a very tough league, any team can win any day.  but the style is very physical and defensive I would say.  The Spanish league is very skill driven and mostly just beautiful plays with smaller defense men.  The EPL will see a lot bigger physical players.  Just my belief why you see the absolute best play elsewhere.



#30 tylerh1701   Post deals, not your blog. CAGiversary!   30637 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 18 August 2014 - 06:27 PM

So salary caps don't really exist in most of these Euro leagues?