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08-07-2011 08:50 PM #1
2011-2012 European Football Thread.
I guess here we could type about the Premier League, and some of the other leagues
any of you watch. The champions League and Europa Leagues as well.
The prem league season starts August 13. My predictions for the top 5 are as follows.
Relegated: Swansea City, Norwich City, and WBA.
Can't wait for this season to start.
08-07-2011 11:41 PM #2
Yep, I'm very excited all things considered. Liverpool's performance against Valencia was very encouraging-- I thought Downing looked fantastic.
My top five:
08-08-2011 11:32 AM #3
Madrid signs 7-year-old Argentine prospect LeoMadrid reportedly made the push to sign Coira because Spanish league rival Atletico Madrid was also pursuing the youngster.
08-08-2011 04:44 PM #4
I am rooting for Norwich to stay up (and Newcastle to take em for 6 points)- love their kits. I think this is the season that time catches up with Wigan and they get relegated. Swansea, Blackburn, Wolves, and QPR are odds on to go down (well my odds).
The Sky Six as it were. Not feeling great about Newcastle at the minute- the Newcastle circus has been working overtime recently and who knows what to expect. Someone please please please take Joey Barton's blackberry away already.
08-08-2011 04:55 PM #5
Don't see City finishing first after that shambolic performance yesterday. Much like Arsenal they won't handle the pressure, Mancini is not the best manager either.
08-09-2011 09:38 AM #6
Think we could get enough people for an EPL fantasy league?
08-09-2011 09:12 PM #7
08-09-2011 10:16 PM #8
I might be interested. How does it work? I like playing fantasy sports, but don't want something overly time consuming. It it as intensive as baseball?
08-10-2011 06:53 AM #9
08-10-2011 02:19 PM #10
I'm in. I'm still pretty clueless on most of the league but I'll try it.
Edit: I'd still like to get together with some of you chodes and watch a game at Slainte. Anyone up for Liverpool this Saturday?
Last edited by McNulty; 08-10-2011 at 02:21 PM.
08-10-2011 04:48 PM #11
I can't this Saturday, but they're playing Arsenal a week after. If anyone else is down I'd love to go then.
08-10-2011 04:55 PM #12
If these worthless leach rioters make these games be cancelled I'm going to snap. (not really)
08-10-2011 05:26 PM #13
08-10-2011 05:58 PM #14
Also, welcome to Liverpool, Enrique.
08-10-2011 06:28 PM #15
As to fantasy league- it is about intensive as fantasy football with the difference being that you have 38odd weeks you have to pay attention as opposed to 16ish for NFL. How it works: everyone is allotted the same amount of money from which they build a team and you have to carry all positions (broken down into forwards, midfielders, defense, and goalies). Players are assigned a value and you have to make your team picks within the frame of your budget and those values are not static, meaning they start off based on performance from last season but change based on their performance. It works rotisserie style in that point totals accumulate over the course of the season. Points are kept based on certain statistics- goals, assists, clean sheets, wins, starts, sub appearance, etc. I like it more than baseball and about the same as NFL. I will send out the information to join as soon as I set up the league.
I will be at Slainte this weekend for the opening fixtures, namely Newcstle- Arsenal.
I am about sick of this Enrique business. If he does not want to be there get rid of him. News sources are linking us with Erik Pieters of PSV as a replacement and he is currently the Dutch first choice left back (he can't be too bad), so as long as we don't get fleeced for a price send him on his way.