OT: 2020-21 EPL and Other Domestic Leagues

European soccer is already back in full swing, aside from the Bundesliga which starts this coming weekend. The first weekend of the Premier League is finishing up this afternoon. It's good to have soccer back already! Let's hope that this season goes more smoothly than the last.

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thx for starting the thread Brad

coyg coyg coyg and spurs looked like booty! can't ask for much more on the opening weekend

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Announce Aubame "Blood Claat" Yang contract, Partey, and Aouar.

I have a hard time believing the gunners manage to bring in both before the window closes, even with Emi moving on and with Torreira and Sokratis looking set to move as well. Just seems like there would only be enough cash upfront to get one of them, and if what's being reports is to be believed, it would more likely be Aouar as Atleti appear set on getting Partey's clause in full and up front.

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Aouar pls

Vardy already going for another scoring title!

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That will be tough as Mo Salah is on pace to score 114 goals this season

Vardy also didn't seem to do much except from the spot. I expect this year we see a marked decline in form.

0 penalty box touches from open play

0 shots from open play

15 touches all game

2 goals

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Much more impressed by Castagne's debut, and the improvement of the midfield. Just made Vardy's dissapearance that much more apparent.

Jose already in peak midseason form after yesterdays result, Vardy passes Drogba in 43 fewer games, Leeds look legit, my fantasy team stunk absolute ass this weekend, man its good to be back.

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Brad, I've been meaning to start this thread. So take your leg sir.

I was scared of Leeds as the opening game, with the way we've looked on the backline since winning the league, I had genuine concerns about Biesla's ability to mad scientist his way to victory. What a heart pounding opening match it was. Things don't get easier with the Blues and Gunners thereafter. So looking forward to this season. UTFR

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Leeds is gonna be fun as hell to watch every week this year, except the two matches they play your club.

Third in the table.
I know it won't last.
Let me have a moment.
They'll be bottom half by Halloween.

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Just as an FYI-I have xfinity and I was able to watch games on Peacock Premium (i.e. most of the EPL games for the next two weeks) for free through the Peacock app. No need to pay extra for a subscription. I'm getting ripped off by Comcast anyway, so I guess I'm getting at least something for it.

Thanks for the heads up Kop, I was wondering how I would watch the match this weekend, can't believe our match won't be on one of the main networks.

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I have Xfinity as well and watched the Tot/Eve game last weekend as a test run. Suprisingly streaming the live game was less clunky than trying to watch parks and rec.

If you have a Samsung smart TV beware that there is no Peacock app (yet?) and projecting through the mobile app is not supported. They are showing Arsenal's matchweek 3 fixture at Liverpool on Peacock only and I'll be sitting here watching it on the computer. House full of Samsung TVs = yikes. Not the worst thing in the world but a bit disappointing.

Beyond the insanity of launching a streaming service with limited availability on popular television brands...I have to question the wisdom of putting big matches behind a streaming paywall. Let people see the matches and they will become hopeless addicts fans like so many of us have.

I'm not sure it's the TV...I bought my Samsung in 2007 and the voice control doesn't work because the TV is too old and thus not compatible with the receiver (which I've had since 2016) and Peacock works fine on my outdated equipment...so I'm not sure that's right. I'd actually be impressed if your TV is older than mine.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin for the golden boot! Never thought I'd say that, but here we are

Sucks that it seems like there will be fewer EPL games broadcast this year because of Peacock. I can't remember the last time there wasn't a match on tv around 10am on a Saturday. sigh

I'm hoping this is a ruse to get people to sign up for Peacock Premium and that the games will be back on NBCSN in a couple of weeks...regardless, if you're an Xfinity customer you already get Premium for free.

I hope you're right. I'm a YoutubeTV guy. I cut the cord a year or two ago.

Check out Golazo - TV looks like they'll have the Palace v United match

I'm hoping this is due to the us open and tour de france being on same time and that they'll cut the shit and stop putting so many games on peacock.

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Are Leeds United going to become the first team in world football to score AND concede 100 goals in a season? They lead Fulham 4-3 with 20 minutes left...they sure are fun to watch, like Texas Tech under Kingsbury.

I didn't want much Championship soccer last year, defensively were they this bad last season? I know they lost Ben White, but yeesh!

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They had a better defensive record in the championship last year than Sheffield United did the year prior, believe it or not. But two totally different styles

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Leeds plays with a high line to execute their pressing. It's a tradeoff they are willing to make to play the Bielsa style properly. I think their goals conceded will normalize at some point. I don't think they will be shipping 3-4 goals every match moving forward.

If you're United do you need Jadon Sancho for 100 million+ or a CB and a defensive mid?

CB. Not sure why Matic didn't feature but he can still put in a shift. Balance was all off with McTominay.

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Mctominay didnt impress that much, he wasnt terrible but didnt give the team much aside from a tackle or two. from what I was seeing before the game its all down to fitness levels as to why Matic wasnt in the team.

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We need to get lindelof out of the team definitely and man what I would give for a Declan rice signing as well. Fosu mensah and VDB were the only positives today the backline sucked, pogba and fernandes were ineffective and Dan James and rashford were flat out awful. They badly need signings but woodward is gonna do his best to leave ole with a shit squad two years running

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๐ŸŽถ Here comes the Son ๐ŸŒž four goals in a game against anyone is impressive

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Son just scored another goal.

So what's reviewable in soccer? They checked for a handball (was close call) but didn't review the straight arm shove down of the defender to score the goal? Burnley and Leicester.

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Handballs & offsides are more cut & dry calls, they're obviously reviewed. Fouls are more subjective so my understanding is they may get in the official's ear if they feel he missed something but if he feels like it wasn't substantial enough to call he won't stop the action.

So even though are looking at same play and players for handball they won't check to see if it was a foul?

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Yes. Unless it's an objectively clear and obvious error or red card offense.

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All goals are checked, and they can review just about anything leading up to the goal (usually offside, handball, or fouls). Like someone else mentioned, they are only supposed to overturn if it is a "clear and obvious error" by the lead official.

They can also check yellow/red card offenses at any spot on the field to upgrade/downgrade them, and possible penalties (or called penalties to overturn).

So happy about the start to this season. I was worried about starting with Leeds, Chelsea, and the Gunners. 6 points so far is a great start. Thiago broke a record on his debut for successful passes in 45 minutes for a first start. All and all just awesome. Sadio with the brace, Alisson with a penalty save. Just glorious. Looking forward to seeing Jota hopefully during the League FA cup tie.

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And Everton away who now look like a real team for the first time in 20 years+ in the fifth game...also, league cup not FA Cup...away to Lincoln.

A bit of a wake up call for Arsenal this week. Major issue going to Anfield next weekend is Kieran Tierney's hip. Kolasinac at LCB or LB = shambles. The midfield spend about 70 minutes being rinsed by players that are not good enough to be in a Liverpool starting XI. Plus I think it's been about a million years since we even took a point out of that damned place.

6 points out of 6 is what matters but the signs of problems are there.