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#1 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 01:00 PM

ESPN: Premier League's Best XI
http://espn.go.com/s...2-david-hirshey

GK: Tim Krul, New Castle United
DF: Bacary Sagna, Aresnal
DF: John Terry, Chelsea
DF: Vincent Kompany, Manchester City
DF: Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Tottenham Hotspur
MF: Paul Scholes, Manchester United
MF: Juan Mata, Chelsea
MF: Clint Dempsey, Fullham
FW: Grant Holt, Norwich City
FW: Demba Ba, Newcastle United
FW: Robin van Persie, Arsenal
Manager: Paul Lambert, Norwich City

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 02:15 PM

SI: Dempsey - best American performance in Europe ever?
http://sportsillustr...l?sct=sc_bf3_a2

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 01:30 PM

Many say this game will decide the title race this year. A United win virtually guarantees the title and a City win really puts them in the driver's seat, but City could trip up in either of their last two games as well.

I have City winning the game on Monday due to United's poor back line defense but I see City dropping points in one of their last two games and United will pick up all 6 points in their following 2 games to take the title.

Anyone else have some thoughts?
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 01:53 PM

If City wins the Derby and then drops the EPL title I'll be extremely disappointed. City is easily (IMO) the most talented team in England and I think they will be a legit contender in the Champs' League next year.

Now is their time.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 02:00 PM

I agree that City has the most talent, but it seemed like their midfield, who was clicking on all cylinders early in the year, has started running out of gas, especially Silva.

I wouldn't be shocked to see City beat united by double digits and then draw/lose one of their last two games.

Now, if Aguero takes over a game up front like he is capable, a team will have to put up 2+ goals to at least draw with City.
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:48 AM

Yahoo: Manchester City's 1-0 win over United turns EPL on its head
http://sports.yahoo....EFhxcHJI1Ymw7YF

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 09:42 AM

Pretty wild scene yesterday, with Manchester City's late come-back over Queen's Park Rangers, and winning the EPL.

http://sports.yahoo....r-the-ages.html

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 10:58 AM

Definitely seemed that as soon as QPR found out Bolton did not win, they "gave up" and made it much easier for Man City to put two goals in during stoppage time...
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 08:57 AM

I actually got kind of angry reading this list, but then I realized it's mean to be funny (I hope). But in all seriousness, Clint Dempsey is poised to be the best American field player export to Europe, with Michael Bradley pulling up in 2nd.
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:43 PM

For £24M.

Rooney and Ver Persie together should be almost unstoppable. It's going to be a great EPL and CL this year.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 09:37 AM

Fox Soccer: Barclays Premier League Starter Kit
http://msn.foxsports...-preview-081612

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 09:51 AM

Apparently, Clint Dempsey won't be in Fulham's squad this weekend while they await an end to his transfer saga. Liverpool were saying a couple months ago that it was a foregone conclusion that he'd be playing at Anfield, but Fulham is claiming there was never an offer made.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 11:59 AM

Now Liverpool are saying they have no interest in signing Dempsey and Fulham will fine him for not playing.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 02:30 PM

I'm thinking about actually picking a team this year. Any advice?

Southampton F.C. sounds interesting, being from a similar city as Baltimore and with a long history of success and a recent return from multiple-level relegation. Plus, I like the underdog, and there are few things in this world more of an underdog than a newly-promoted Premier League side.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 05:23 PM

I'm really upset Dempsey won't be playing this weekend...I always set out to watch his games either live on FSC or ESPN or tape delayed on FSC but I guess I don't have to worry about that this week.

What do you guys think for the top 4 this year? MCFC, MU, Chelsea, and ???? ( open to about 4 or 5 different teams).
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Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:06 AM

Going to be really interesting with Van Persie and Rooney in the same squad, and often the same XI. Super-excited for the Premiership to be starting again.

Southampton, eh? I'm still waiting for Leeds to come back from its colossal collapse last decade.
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Posted 18 August 2012 - 08:07 AM

I'm really upset Dempsey won't be playing this weekend...I always set out to watch his games either live on FSC or ESPN or tape delayed on FSC but I guess I don't have to worry about that this week.

What do you guys think for the top 4 this year? MCFC, MU, Chelsea, and ???? ( open to about 4 or 5 different teams).

My money's on Liverpool. Their side will work well with Brendan Rodgers' style. They should be fun to watch.

1. ManU
2. City
3. Chelski
4. Liverpool
5. Arse

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 08:26 AM

Goal.com: Peter Staunton previews the Premier League (Video)
http://www.goal.com/...2012-13-premier

"Manchester City far and away the favorites to defend their title..."

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 08:42 AM

Coverage of Arsenal v Sunderland starts at 9:50 on ESPN, while at 10:00 WBA takes on Liverpool at the Hawthorns on FSC. At 12:30 Newcastle takes on Spurs at St James' Park ("Sports Direct Arena" - like anyone knows WTF that means) on FSC. Other TV matches include West Ham v Villa (14:30, FSC, tape) and Reading v Stoke (16:30, FSC, tape).

Also, there's a new match ball this year - the Maxim ball from Nike.

http://www.premierle... ... -ball.html

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 08:48 AM

FFS, almost forgot about Fox Soccer Plus! They're carrying Fulham v Norwich at 10:00, and tape of QPR v Swansea at 15:30.




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