The Premier League - 2019/20

Discussion in 'General Football & Other Sport' started by wfc4ever, Aug 3, 2019.

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  1. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  2. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    The season is about to start. No doubt with similar outcomes to last season and more of the same attendant hype, nonsense that accompany the PL circus. Please put all discussion regarding the Premier League into this thread for the season ahead. Thank you.
  3. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    Tonight's game will be interesting, a slightly misfiring Liverpool up against Norwich who are a bit of an unknown quantity in the Prem. I know Norwich have a similar style of play to Bournemouth but havent seen a lot of them.
  4. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Will Klipperty and friend have given their teeth back to the horses?
  5. sydney_horn

    sydney_horn Reservist

    Not a big fan of Naaarch but I would love them to win tonight just for the scouse meltdown that would follow.

    Also it would be good for one of our title rivals to start with a loss.
  6. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Squad Player

    Am I dreaming or did Martin Tyler just suggest we could challenge the top 6? If so that is truly astonishing.
  7. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    He loves us after Javi gave the Woking manager that airport bottle of sangria.
  8. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Squad Player

    Was going to say, it's either one extreme or the other.
  9. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Squad Player

    So the next direct train back to Naarch is at 6.45 am. Lol. Sky don't give a **** do they.
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  10. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    It’s going to be torturous if the next few weeks’ commentary involves the same thinking out loud about the rules and VAR and whatever else as in this game.
  11. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    “Breath of fresh air” says Carragher about Norwich, as they get completely mullered against his old team. 3-0 down inside half an hour. No wonder he likes what they’re bringing to the party.
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  12. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Squad Player

    Norwich are going to hemorrhage goals playing like this
  13. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Squad Player

    Lets hope this other keeper is ****
  14. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Well Norwich have Newcastle next ... then Man City and Chelsea !

    Ouch ..
  15. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Haven't seen Norwich take a hit like this since the last time their city centre allowed cars to run pedestrians over.
  16. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    VAR glitch already. Boos from the crowd as second half kick off delayed.
  17. Gonna be a long season for Norwich, they need to learn fast
  18. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Ha, Carragher turned on Norwich completely now. “Absolutely stupid, naive...”
  19. Pob

    Pob First Year Pro

    The Norwich kit is ghastly, makes their players look even more unseemly. Not sure what dafabet is but it sounds like something one might associate with a simpleton or a duffer. They’re not a very attractive team.
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  20. Siohmy

    Siohmy Reservist

    Norwich do look good going forward and have been much better defensively second half. They’ll cause a lot of teams problems.

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  21. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    Not as embarrassing for Norwich as the cup final was for us.

    Wouldn't write them off entirely from this game.

    Though in case they do end up going down, their left back Lewis looks a very good prospect. If we stay up and are still in the market for an LB next summer then he could be an option.
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  22. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

    Looking forward to seeing them beat Newcastle. I expect three points out of their first four fixtures will be what they are aiming for. Will be a handful for any of the bottom ten teams by the look of it.
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  23. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    I thought the linesmen were terrible tonight. 4 times they dutifully raised the flag for Liverpool on absolutely marginal situations. I would bet heavy money that at least 2 would be found to be incorrect if VAR has been needed. Referee Oliver did well to ignore it and not blow whistle but what the f**k are the linesmen guessing for? Keep your flag down and VAR can sort. It’s distracting for both teams.
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  24. StuBoy

    StuBoy Forum Cad and Bounder

    To be fair to Norwich they did better than we would have done! But conversely we normally start off ok and then collapse nearer the end.
  25. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Yeah thought they looked decent going forward. They can’t defend like that though. Forget the top 6, Wilson/Delefeou/Richarlison will have a field day.
  26. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    I thought they were supposed to..

    Like Blackpool a few years ago?

    Only spent a million so clearly think the squad that came up can compete.
  27. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Also disappointing to see spitting thug Carragher front and centre. He will no doubt be in the gantry every Liverpool game. Shame on Sky.
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  28. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Aren’t they doing what they’re told?

    If they’re certain, they have to raise the flag. This seems to be different from some other tournaments since VAR started, where we’ve been linesmen told not to raise their flag at all for offsides.
  29. sydney_horn

    sydney_horn Reservist

    That is certainly one reason he should never be in front of a microphone again.

    The other is that he is completely **** at punditry, using that annoying scouse accent to literally contradict himself and spew nonsense during the game.
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  30. StuBoy

    StuBoy Forum Cad and Bounder

    This is very true. First half Norwich were a breath of fresh air with their attacking intent and giving it a go with a good style he said. Second half they were naive and he said they should change their style to avoid a cricket score. Top top punditry.

    The ironic thing was, Norwich actually won the second half.
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  31. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    In England we’ve decided to go a different way to the rest of the world (who’d have thought it?). So domestically the linesman will raise the flag for offside as previously but the attacker is expected to play on and try to score and VAR will decide the offside issue. But when the same attacker is playing in European or International football he will find the linesman will keep his flag down for tight offsides.
  32. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    The problem is, they raised the flag at least twice on calls which led up to goalscoring opportunities and where the Norwich player appeared onside - in which case how was it possible that they were "certain"? Both times I could even tell live on the TV that the calls were very close, so how and why the linesmen still got it wrong even supposedly allowing for leeway with VAR is rather disconcerting.
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  33. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    5 still isn't as bad as 6.

    No idea how VAR called the Jesus one offside, but Sterling's second on, but ho hum.
  34. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    City look ok again!!!
  35. StuBoy

    StuBoy Forum Cad and Bounder

    Newcastle started very brightly against Arsenal.

    I actually agreed with MOTD and Ian Wright. It’s currently looking a bit worrying for us...early days yet though of course.
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