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    Match Week 2. Only 1 of the 10:00 Saturday matches is on linear TV, you'll need the subscription for any of the others
    FWIW, NBC's Gold Streaming package is just under 50 bucks for the season. I mean ... it ain't free but it's not highway robbery either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffbear View Post
    FWIW, NBC's Gold Streaming package is just under 50 bucks for the season. I mean ... it ain't free but it's not highway robbery either.
    True, when you compare it to the Sunday Ticket, Center Ice, etc. It's even cheaper than a full season subscription to MLS Live. But those were always subscription based. Moving from free to subscription, regardless of how reasonable the price is, opens the network up to criticism.

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    Wrapping up the 2nd weekend...

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

    After scoring 4 goals in a game once all of last season, Man U has done it twice this year while keeping 2 clean sheets. Man U blew the match open with goals in the 80th, 82nd and 84th minutes. Huddersfield and West Brom have also kept 2 clean sheets. The Bet365 Stadium continues to be Arsenal's house of horrors, losing there for the 5th time in 9 PL matches. Spurs Wembley woes continue as they got their only goal on an own goal in the 82nd minute but Marcos Alonso won it late for Chelsea.

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    Still have City and Everton left over on 8/21.

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    Still have City and Everton left over on 8/21.
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    Man City 1-1 Everton

    Everton have scored 2 goals this season, Rooney has both, scoring in the 35th minute today. It was his 200th Premier League goal, joining Alan Shearer as the only players with at least 200. City played the 2nd half with 10 men after Kyle Walker was sent off on his home debut for picking up 2 cards in the span of 2 minutes just before halftime. Sterling got the equalizer in the 82nf minute. Everton also finished with 10 as Schneiderlin was sent off in the 88th.

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    Short on scoring true, but their system play on D looks pretty doggone good. Toffees just need to round into form with the ball in the final third. Otherwise they look darned good.

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    Match week 3. Once again, only 1 of the 10:00 eastern time matches is on linear TV but both early Sunday matches are.

    Saturday:
    Bournemouth v. Man City 7:30/12:30 NBCSN
    Newcastle v. West Ham 10:00/15:00 NBCSN
    Crystal Palace v. Swansea
    Huddersfield v. Southampton
    Watford v. Brighton
    Man U v. Leicester 12:30/17:30 NBC

    Sunday:
    Chelsea v. Everton 8:30/13:30 NBCSN
    West Brom v. Stoke CNBC
    Liverpool v. Arsenal 11:00/16:00 NBCSN
    Spurs v. Burnley

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    Recapping the weekend:

    Bournemouth 1-2 Man City
    Crystal Palace 0-2 Swansea
    Huddersfield 0-0 Southampton
    Newcastle 3-0 West Ham
    Watford 0-0 Brighton
    Man U 2-0 Leicester
    Chelsea 2-0 Everton
    West Brom 1-1 Stoke
    Liverpool 1,000-0 Arsenal
    Spurs 1-1 Burnley

    The real score in Liverpool/Arsenal was 4-0, it just felt like 1,000-0. Arsenal were in the match for about 3 minutes and it all turned to the brown stuff. Wenger got everything wrong about the match. Wrong tactics, wrong team selection, evertything. Man U and Huddersfield still haven't allowed a goal, Brgton and Crystal Palace haven't scored yet. Spurs Wembley woes continue, they gave up a 92nd minute equalizer to Chris Wood to allow Burnley to draw. Crazy ending in Bournemouth with Raheem Sterling getting the winner in the 97th minute and picking up his second yellow moments later for going into the crowd to celebrate. It's really not fair to say he went into the crowd, they came to him; the stewards couldn't keep the City fans off the pitch after Sterling scored in their end. Guardiola spent most of the original 5 minutes of stoppage time complaining to the 4th official. There were 11 yellow cards in that match.

    There is an international break on the weekend for World Cup qualifiers, next matches are the weekend of 9/9.

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    The international break is over, it's time for match week 4.

    Saturday:
    Nan City v. Liverpool 7:30/12:30 NBCSN
    Arsenal v. Bournemouth 10:00/15:00 NBCSN
    Everton v. Spurs CNBC
    Brighton v. West Brom
    Leicester v. Chelsea
    Southampton v. Watford
    Stoke v. Man U 12:30/17:30 NBC

    Sunday:
    Burnley v. Crystal Palace 8:30/13:30 NBCSN
    Swansea v. Newcastle 11:00/16:00 NBCSN

    Monday:
    West Ham v. Huddersfield 3:00/20?00 NBCSN

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    Match week 5 starts tonight. We have a London Derby and Wayne Rooney's return to Old Trafford.

    Friday:
    Bournemouth v. Brighton 3:00/20:00 NBCSN

    Saturday:
    Crystal Palace v. Southampton 7:30/12:30 NBCSN
    Watford v. Man City 10:00/15:00 NBCSN
    Huddersfield v. Leicester
    Liverpool v. Burnley
    Newcastle v. Stoke
    West Brom v. West Ham
    Spurs v. Swansea 12:30/17:30 NBC

    Sunday
    Chelsea v. Arsenal 8:30/13:30 CNBC
    Man U v. Everton 11:00/16:00 NBCSN

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    So I go away for a few days and nobody updates?

    Bournemouth 2-1 Brighton
    Crystal Palace 0-1 Southampton
    West Brom 0-0 West Ham
    Watford 0-6 Man City
    Newcastle 2-1 Stoke
    Liverpool 1-1 Burnley
    Huddersfield 1-1 Leicester
    Spurs 0-0 Swansea
    Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal
    Man U 4-0 Everton

    New manager, same result for Crystal Palace. They have lost all 5 matches and haven't scored a goal yet, setting a First Division record for longest goal-less streak to start a season. Spurs league woes at Wembley continue, they're 0-1-2 with 2 goals scored in 3 matches. Arsenal/Chelsea was an entertaining match for a 0-0 draw. Arsenal broke a 5 match losing streak at the Bridge. David Luiz was sent off on a straight red in the 87th minute for a studs up tackle on Sead Kolasinic. Man U exploded for 3 goals in the last 7 minutes to put the match away. Rooney was subbed off in the 82nd minute, just before the goal explosion.

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    Match week 6:

    Saturday:
    West Ham v. Spurs 7:30 NBCSN
    Man City v. Crystal Palace 10:00 NBCSN
    Stoke v. Chelsea CNBC
    Burnley v. Huddersfield
    Everton v. Bournemouth
    Southampton v. Man U
    Swansea v. Watford
    Leicester v. Liverpool 12:30 NBC

    Sunday:
    Brighton v. Newcastle 11:00 NBCSN

    Monday:
    Arsenal v. West Brom 3:00 NBCSN

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    Wrapping up the weekend:

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

    With his start for West Brom yesterday, Gareth Barry passed Ryan Giggs to become the all time Premier League appearance maker. He already had the records for most minutes played, most starts and most yellow cards. In his 633 appearances, he's only been used as a sub 32 times.

    Crystal Palace has now gone 6 matches in the league without scoring. They're tied with West Ham for most conceded too. Their road doesn't get any easier, with a trip to Old Trafford on Saturday and hosting Chelsea after the international break. Man City top the table over Man U on goal differential. Chelsea are 3rd and Spurs, Liverpool and Watford are all tied on 11 points, separated by goal differential. Huddersfield are a somewhat surprising 8th with 2 wins and 3 draws despite having scored only 5 goals. They've only surrendered 3 though, just behind the Manchester clubs.

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    Match week 7, international break next weekend

    Saturday:
    Huddersfield v. Spurs 7:30 NBCSN
    Man U v. Crystal Palace 10:00 NBCSN
    Bournemouth v. Leicester
    Stoke v. Southampton
    West Brom v. Watford
    West Ham v. Swansea
    Chelsea v. Man City 12:30 NBCSN

    Sunday:
    Arsenal v. Brighton 7:00 NBCSN
    Everton v. Burnley 9:15 NBCSN
    Newcastle v. Liverpool 11:30 NBCSN

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    After watching some of Arsenal against BATE Borisov yesterday, I am struck by how much their squad situation resembles Liverpool's. Solid skills and scoring ability up front, varying levels of competence in midfield, and hopeless chaos at the back. BATE were so much slower than Arsenal, yet were repeatedly able to threaten. Both Pool and Arsenal are going to drive their supporters insane this year: on their good days, they can dominate; on their bad days, they will look like mediocre Championship sides, at best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HNIM View Post
    After watching some of Arsenal against BATE Borisov yesterday, I am struck by how much their squad situation resembles Liverpool's. Solid skills and scoring ability up front, varying levels of competence in midfield, and hopeless chaos at the back. BATE were so much slower than Arsenal, yet were repeatedly able to threaten. Both Pool and Arsenal are going to drive their supporters insane this year: on their good days, they can dominate; on their bad days, they will look like mediocre Championship sides, at best.
    Arsenal started more U23 regulars than Premier League regulars yesterday. It's hard to marshal the defense when they never play or practice together.

    Arsenal has driven me insane every year. And every year is a different reason.

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    Arsenal started more U23 regulars than Premier League regulars yesterday. It's hard to marshal the defense when they never play or practice together.

    Arsenal has driven me insane every year. And every year is a different reason.
    I'd argue it's been the same reason the last two or three years, but he's too stubborn to admit it.

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

    Huddersfield had conceded 3 goals in their first 6 matches. Spurs had that many in the first 23 minutes. Crystal Palace still hasn't scored a goal in the league. Think Hodgson regrets coming out of retirement for this group? Everton, ugh...16th place, 4 goals scored in 7 matches. It's not like they're setting the Europa League on fire either.

    Headed into the break, Man City and Man U are tied on points, with City 1 goal better. Spurs 5 points back, Chelsea and Arsenal tied on points, Chelsea +3 goals. Burnley (!), Liverpool and Watford are tied on points for 6th separated by goal differential. Newcastle and West Brom complete the top half. Swansea, Bournemouth and Crystal Palace are bottom 3, Swansea is 2 goals worse than Leicester who sit 17th.

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    The break is over, some clubs saw players injured (Fellaini for one, in a meaningless match).

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

    Sunday:
    Brighton v. Everton 8:30 NBCSN
    Southampton v. Newcastle 11:00 NBCSN

    Monday:
    Leicester v. West Brom 3:00 NBCSN

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    Match week 9 starts with a Friday match. It's a fairly pedestrian weekend until the last match. But the Chelsea/Watford match is also for position, with the Hornets 2 points ahead of Chelsea in 4th.

    Friday:
    West Ham v. Brighton 3:00 NBCSN

    Saturday:
    Chelsea v. Watford 7:30 NBCSN
    Huddersfield v. Man U 10:00 NBCSN
    Man City v. Burnley CNBC
    Newcastle v. Crystal Palace
    Stoke v. Bournemouth
    Swansea v. Leicester
    Southampton v. West Brom 12:30 NBC

    Sunday:
    Everton v. Arsenal 8:30 NBCSN
    Spurs v. Liverpool 11:00 NBCSN

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