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    Wrapping up the weekend:

    West Ham 0-3 Brighton
    Chelsea 4-2 Watford
    Swansea 1-2 Leicester
    Stoke 1-2 Bournemouth
    Newcastle 1-0 Crystal Palace
    Man City 3-0 Burnley
    Huddersfield 2-1 Man U
    Southampton 1-0 West Brom
    Everton 2-5 Arsenal
    Spurs 4-1 Liverpool

    Everton scored the first goal against the tflow of play and then gave up the next 4. They're also last in their group in the Europa league with a draw and 2 losses and -4 goal differential. They've dropped into relegation, tied with Stoke, West Ham and Swansea on points but behind on goal differential. Koeman was sacked this morning. Bilic has to be on the hot seat too. Watford was headed toward another win against a bigger London club but Chelsea came back from 2-1 down to win.

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    More clinical finishing and Watford would have breezed by Chelsea. They played that game with a lot of confidence, and it made for a pretty entertaining matchup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HNIM View Post
    More clinical finishing and Watford would have breezed by Chelsea. They played that game with a lot of confidence, and it made for a pretty entertaining matchup.
    Yeah, it really was an entertaining game, enough to keep me from falling back to sleep anyway.

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    Match Week 10. The UK changes clocks on Saturday so the Sunday and Monday matches are at different time in the US.

    Man U v. Spurs 7:30 NBCSN
    West Brom v. Man City 10:00 NBCSN
    Liverpool v. Huddersfield CNBC
    Arsenal v. Swansea
    Crystal Palace v. West Ham
    Watford v. Stoke
    Bournemouth v. Chelsea 12:30 NBC

    Sunday:
    Brighton v. Southampton 9:30 NBCSN
    Leicester v. Everton 12:00 NBC

    Monday:
    Burnley v. Newcastle 4:00 NBCSN

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    OK, let's get back into this. Match week 12 starts with the North London Derby. Saturday has an unusually heavy slate with 8 matches.

    Saturday:
    Arsenal v. Spurs 7:30 NBCSN
    Leicester v. Man City 10:00 NBCSN
    Bournemouth v. Huddersfield
    Burnley v. Swansea
    Crystal Palace v. Everton
    Liverpool v. Southampton
    West Brom v. Chelsea
    Man U v. Newcastle 12:30 NBCSN

    Sunday:
    Watford v. West Ham 11:00 NBCSN

    Monday:
    Brighton v. Stoke 3:00 NBCSN

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    Yay. I hate international breaks, especially for freaking friendlies.

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    One match to go to wrap up,the weekend, but this mornings news is that Tony Pulis was sacked by West Brom. They finished a surprising 10th last year but have only 2 wins in their last 21 matches and are on an 11 match winless streak in all competitions. They’re 17th, 1 point above relegation.

    Arsenal 2-0 Spurs
    Bournemouth 4-0 Huddersfield
    Burnley 2-0 Swansea
    Crystal Palace 2-2 Everton
    Leicester 1-2 Man City
    Liverpool 3-0 Southampton
    West Brom 0-4 Chelsea
    Man U 4-1 Newcastle

    Missed yesterday’s match. Apparently, Moyes is no better than Bilic.

    Watford 2-0 West Ham
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    Dismal.

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    Dismal.
    I rather enjoyed the early Saturday match.

    Brighton 2-2 Stoke

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    Wrapping up Match week 13:

    West Ham 1-1 Leicester
    Spurs 1-1 West Brom
    Swansea 0-0 Bournemouth
    Newcastle 0-3 Watford
    Man U 1-0 Brighton
    Crystal Palace 2-1 Stoke
    Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea
    Huddersfield 1-2 Man City
    Burnley 0-1 Arsenal
    Southampton 4-1 Everton

    With 1/3 of the season played, Man City is at the top of the table, with 37 points from 12 wins and 1 draw. They've scored the most goals with 42, 14 more than Man U and conceded 8, 2nd best in the league behind Man U. Man U are 8 points back, Chelsea 2 behind Man U and Arsenal 1 behind Chelsea. Each of the next 4 teams are only 1 point behind the team ahead of them. The bottom 3 are established teams, with West Ham, Swansea and Crystal Palace in 18-20. But Stoke, Everton and West Brom are within a match of being overtaken.

    Midweek matches coming up staring tomorrow as the sprint to New Year's Day is upon us. The teams have 9 league matches and the FA Cup between tomorrow and the weekend of January 6. There are 7 Premier League teams still playing in the EFL Cup, those matches are December 19 and 20 and the clubs playing in Europe have their last group stage match next week. So for Arsenal, Man City, Man U and Chelsea, that's 11 matches in the next 37 days. Liverpool, Spurs and Everton were eliminated from the EFL Cup, they only have 10.

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    Match week (?) 14 kicks off today:

    Tuesday:
    Leicester v. Spurs 2:45 NBCSN
    Brighton v. Crystal Palace
    Watford v. Man U 3:00
    West Brom v. Newcastle

    Wednesday:
    Arsenal v. Huddersfield 2:45
    Bournemouth v. Burnley
    Chelsea v. Swansea
    Man City v. Southampton 3:00 NBCSN
    Everton v. West Ham
    Stoke v. Liverpool

    The midweek matches are where we see the biggest impact of NBC moving the broadcasts behind a pay wall. With CNBC broadcasting their usual workday programming, they're not available as an overflow channel as they are on the occasional Saturday. USA Network would be an option, but that would still put 6 matches behind the wall.

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    Too bad, too, because Everton-West Ham in the Death Spiral Derby could be fun. Allardyce just took over for Everton a couple of hours ago, so there's that, too.

    Spurs comment - their worst stretch last year was when Alderweireld was out. Same this year. I haven't seen that mentioned anywhere but I think maybe there's a causal relationship in there somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HNIM View Post
    Too bad, too, because Everton-West Ham in the Death Spiral Derby could be fun. Allardyce just took over for Everton a couple of hours ago, so there's that, too.

    Spurs comment - their worst stretch last year was when Alderweireld was out. Same this year. I haven't seen that mentioned anywhere but I think maybe there's a causal relationship in there somewhere.
    Alan Pardew just took over West Brom. With wins today, both Liverpool and Burnley(!) could pass Spurs and knock them down to 7th.

    Brighton 0-0 Crystal Palace
    Leicester 2-1 Spurs
    Watford 2-4 Man U
    West Brom 2-2 Newcastle

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    Alan Pardew just took over West Brom. With wins today, both Liverpool and Burnley(!) could pass Spurs and knock them down to 7th.
    Yeah, I'm staying away from their message board for a while.

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    Bournemouth 1-2 Burnley
    Arsenal 5-0 Huddersfield
    Chelsea 1-0 Swansea
    Everrton 4-0 West Ham
    Man City 2-1 Southampton
    Stoke 0-3 Liverpool

    Burnley and Liverpool pass Spurs. Everton moves to 13th. West Ham, Swansea and Crystal Palace are still bottom 3

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    Yeah, I'm staying away from their message board for a while.
    Avoid Everton fans as well. Looks like Big Sam might be taking over on the blue side of Stanley Park ... baggage and all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffbear View Post
    Avoid Everton fans as well. Looks like Big Sam might be taking over on the blue side of Stanley Park ... baggage and all.
    Big Sam already took over. And delivered a 4-0 win over West Ham.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyt View Post
    Big Sam already took over. And delivered a 4-0 win over West Ham.
    Duh ... still, the angst from Blue Liverpool is palpable.

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    Duh ... still, the angst from Blue Liverpool is palpable.
    That's nothing compared to KUMB. West Ham is a five-alarm fire of an ownership group. I can see them in an east London derby with Orient in a few years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HNIM View Post
    That's nothing compared to KUMB. West Ham is a five-alarm fire of an ownership group. I can see them in an east London derby with Orient in a few years.
    An East London Derby in London Stadium for promotion to League 2. Leyton Orient was relegated out of the league last season, after 112 years in the league. Improbably, Everton is up to 10th with their wins this week. West Ham has dropped to 19th with Crystal Palace’s draw, Swansea drops to the foot.

    Chelsea 3-1 Newcastle
    Brighton 1-5 Liverpool
    Everton 2-0 Huddersfield
    Leicester 1-0 Burnley
    Stoke 2-1 Swansea
    Watford 1-1 Spurs
    West Brom 0-0 Crystal Palace
    Arsenal 1-3 Man U
    Bournemouth 1-1 Southampton
    Man City 2-1 West Ham

    The Arsenal match was bananas. Arsenal has 75% possession and 15 shots on goal. DeGea was out of his mind.

    Liverpool moves into 4th, Spurs move to 6th.
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