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    Need a free agent keeper (or any other position)? There is a website for that.

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    Lots of red cards this weekend and a few goals too.

    Wolves 1-1 Man City
    Bournemouth 2-2 Everton both teams ended with 10 men. Richarlison sent off for Everton for a head butt, Adam Smith for the Cherries for last defender. Everton blew a 2-0 lead with Bournemouth scoring twice in 4 minutes.
    Arsenal 3-1 West Ham Hammers had a brief first half lead but Arsenal leveled within 5 minutes and won it on an own goal in the 70th minute and a Welbeck sitter in stoppage time.
    Huddersfield 0-0 Cardiff smells like a snoozer. Cardiff is the only club that hasn’t scored a goal yet. Red card to Jonathan Hogg for a headbutt to Harry Arter (shocking that he’d be involved, right?)
    Southampton 1-2 Leicester Harry Maguire wins it in stoppage time, Saints’ Pierre-Emile HÝjberg picks up his 2nd yellow for simulation.
    Liverpool 1-0 Brighton Salah scores in the 23rd minute and Liverpool makes it stand up.
    Watford 2-1 Crystal Palace
    Newcastle 1-2 Chelsea Blues get the winner on a Yedlin own goal in the 87th minute. The big news was that Rafa Benitez benched club captain Jamaal Laschelles over a training disagreement. Benitez tried to install a 3 Man back line and Lascelles wasn’t having it.
    Fulham 4-2 Burnley Cottagers get a brace from new signing Mitrovic (think Newcastle misses him? Although the $35 million fee goes a long way to helping Newcastle bring in new department stores).

    Still have Man U hosting Spurs tomorrow.

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    Man U 0-3 Spurs

    Harry Kane broke his August scoring duck last week; this week he broke his Old Trafford Duck. Spurs score 2 goals within 2 minutes early in the 2nd half to break it open. The 2nd goal came on the counter as Man U forced Lloris to make a save. It came to Trippier and he sent Eriksen down the right side. He cut it back to Moura and it was game over. Man U visibly sagged after that.

    Man U started in a 3-5-2 and made 6 changes from last week’s loss to Brighton. Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Ander Herrera (?) started in back. Mourinho said in his post game presser that they had trained in that formation all week. He looks increasingly like dead man walking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyt View Post
    Man U started in a 3-5-2 and made 6 changes from last week’s loss to Brighton. Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Ander Herrera (?) started in back. Mourinho said in his post game presser that they had trained in that formation all week. He looks increasingly like dead man walking.
    That formation had the whiff of Jurgen Klinsmann surrounding it. Man U looked about as comfortable in the 3-5-2 as the USMNT did against Mexico last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffbear View Post
    That formation had the whiff of Jurgen Klinsmann surrounding it. Man U looked about as comfortable in the 3-5-2 as the USMNT did against Mexico last year.
    At least Mourinho claimed to have practiced it. We know that Klinsmann didn’t. We also know that Klinsmann was a tactical doofus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyt View Post
    At least Mourinho claimed to have practiced it. We know that Klinsmann didn’t. We also know that Klinsmann was a tactical doofus.
    Klinsmann claimed to have practiced it too. It's just that no one believed him.

    Weird that he hasn't gotten a new job, right? I mean, he was in such demand. This level of sarcasm is making me dizzy.

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    Match week 4:

    Saturday:
    Leicester v. Liverpool 7:30 NBCSN
    Chelsea v. Bournemouth 10:00 NBCSN
    Brighton v. Fulham
    Crystal Palace v. Southampton
    Everton v. Huddersfield
    West Ham v. Wolves
    Man City v. Newcastle 12:30 NBC

    Sunday:
    Cardiff v. Arsenal 8:30 NBCSN
    Burnley v. Man U 11:00 NBCSN
    Watford v. Spurs

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    Spurs confirm their October 28 match against Man City will not be played at their new stadium and will be moved to Monday, October 29 at Wembley. Wembley has an NFL game there on Sunday, so the pitch should be pretty awful for soccer. Additionally, all 3 UCL Group Stage matches will be played at Wembley. Spurs are refunding 1/19th of the season ticket price and offering fans lower price tickets for the match. Spurs did get some good news over the weekend though. South Korea won the Asian Games so Son Heung-Min is exempt from mandatory military service. Had they lost, he would have had to serve 18 months.

    https://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/new...xtures-update/

    Now the results

    * Leicester 1-2 Liverpool. A late Alisson howler gives the Foxes hope but they can’t pull off the comeback. Leicester was without Vardy, out through suspension.
    * Brighton 2-2 Fulham. Fulham blow a 2 goal lead, Glenn Murray had his first brace since Thatcher was PM.
    * Chelsea 2-0 Bournemouth
    * Crystal Palace 0-2 Southampton
    * Everton 1-1 Huddersfield
    * West Ham 0-1 Wolves. The struggles continue for the hammers, they’ve only scored 2 goals hand have a joint worst -8 goal differential with Huddersfield.
    * Man City 2-1 Newcastle. Young American defender DeAndre Yedlin breaks his duck.
    * Cardiff 2-3 Arsenal. Lots of heart, no talent from Cardiff, fighting back twice from 1 goal deficits. Arsenal’s defense is still a shambles and ’zil is the most invisible £300,000 man ever. Lacazette and Aubameyang started together for the first time.
    * Burnley 0-2 Man U. Burnley should be happy they crashed out of Europe, their season has been a disaster so far. Marcus Rashford was sent off for a head butt that Phil Bardsley expertly baited him into.
    * Watford 2-1 Spurs. The highlight you’ll see most frequently is Elton John celebrating in the stands. And break up the Hornets, they’re 4-0 and came from behind to win. Spurs only goal was a Watford own goal.

    No league soccer next weekend, it’s the first international break.

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    Side note ... I watched most of Chelsea/Bournemouth in the lobby of Universal's Sapphire Falls resort with a room full of Chelsea supporters ... most of them English. It was a fun morning, filled with ridiculous levels of banter and loud grumbling about American attempts at a "fry-up" for breakfast.

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    Back to the league after the first break.

    Saturday:
    Spurs v. Liverpool 7:30 NBCSN
    Man City v. Fulham 10:00 NBCSN
    Chelsea v. Cardiff CNBC
    Bournemouth v. Leicester
    Huddersfield v. Crystal Palace
    Newcastle v. Arsenal
    Watford v. Man U 12:30 NBC

    Sunday:
    Wolves v. Burnley 8:30 NBCSN
    Everton v. West Ham 11:00 NBCSN

    Monday:
    Southampton v. Brighton 3:00 NBCSN

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyt View Post
    Back to the league after the first break.

    Saturday:
    Spurs v. Liverpool 7:30 NBCSN
    Man City v. Fulham 10:00 NBCSN
    Chelsea v. Cardiff CNBC
    Bournemouth v. Leicester
    Huddersfield v. Crystal Palace
    Newcastle v. Arsenal
    Watford v. Man U 12:30 NBC

    Sunday:
    Wolves v. Burnley 8:30 NBCSN
    Everton v. West Ham 11:00 NBCSN

    Monday:
    Southampton v. Brighton 3:00 NBCSN
    Here's hoping we maintain power/internet sufficient to watch any of that.

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    I wish NBC had put Newcastle-Arsenal in their 10am game, that could wind up being a lot of fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HNIM View Post
    I wish NBC had put Newcastle-Arsenal in their 10am game, that could wind up being a lot of fun.
    Me too but with their run of results, Man City and Chelsea are better draws. Since NBC went behind the paywall last season, I think this is only the 2nd or 3rd Arsenal March they hasnít been on TV.


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    Quote Originally Posted by andyt View Post
    Me too but with their run of results, Man City and Chelsea are better draws. Since NBC went behind the paywall last season, I think this is only the 2nd or 3rd Arsenal March they hasn’t been on TV.


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    Which makes sense. I've seen the numbers ... Arsenal have by far the second highest amount of US support, behind Man U.

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    Man United's pink (salmon? coral?) shirts. Dear lord.

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    March week 6. Man U goes behind the pay wall this week.

    Saturday:
    Fulham v. Watford 7:30 NBCSN
    Liverpool v. Southampton 10:00 NBCSN
    Cardiff v. Man City CNBC
    Burnley v. Bournemouth
    Crystal Palace v. Newcastle
    Leicester v. Huddersfield
    Man U v. Wolves
    Brighton v. Spurs 12:30 NBC

    Sunday:
    West Ham v. Chelsea 8:30 NBCSN
    Arsenal v. Everton 11:00 NBCSN

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    March week 6. Man U goes behind the pay wall this week.
    If they really want to build that subscription service, Comcast needs to do a more thoughtful job of making sure at least one of the big draws is behind that pay wall EVERY week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffbear View Post
    If they really want to build that subscription service, Comcast needs to do a more thoughtful job of making sure at least one of the big draws is behind that pay wall EVERY week.
    They’re doing a free preview next week. But you’re right, Liverpool and Chelsea need to take their turn too, after Arsenal last week.

    Speaking of Man U, the misery for Mourinho continues, they were held to a home draw by Wolves. Man City recovered from their midweek debacle and took it out on poor Cardiff with Mahrez recording a 2nd half brace off the subs bench. Burnley woke up with a 4-0 beatdown of Bournemouth.

    Fulham 1-1 Watford
    Burnley 4-0 Bournemouth
    Cardiff 0-5 Man City
    Crystal Palace 0-0 Newcastle
    Leicester 3-1 Huddersfield
    Liverpool 3-0 Southampton
    Man U 1-1 Wolves
    Brighton 1-2 Spurs

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    West Ham 0-0 Chelsea
    Arsenal 2-0 Everton

    West Ham have only won 14 of 41 at the London Stadium. Surely not what they were expecting when they left Upton Park. Arsenal records its first clean sheet since Jens Lehman retired.

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    Early days yet but Cardiff, Huddersfield, Newcastle and West Ham all look like they could set up camp in the relegation zone and get comfortable. Those sides have all been just dreadful in a variety of different ways.

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