User not logged in - login - register
Home Calendar Books School Tool Photo Gallery Message Boards Users Statistics Advertise Site Info
go to bottom | |
 Message Boards » » English Premier League 2016/2017 Page 1 ... 14 15 16 17 [18] 19, Prev Next  
FriendlyFire
.
3437 Posts
user info
edit post

World class from Alexis. The stuff of legend.

4/26/2017 4:37:04 PM

wazza31
All American
1694 Posts
user info
edit post

For once I am extremely delighted we are kicking off at 7AM. So before City, Arsenal and Liverpool (monday) kick off United could be in 3rd place. Liverpool could be in 5th by the time they kickoff on Monday and Watford away isn't easy.

Now Swansea is still battling relegation and with a depleted United squad its going to be tough but we have to take this chance and put pressure on pool. I expect we will draw against Tottenham but from tomorrow if we are to win we basically have to win 3 out of 4 for a top 4 finish. I think 76 points will be the cut off for top 4. United have to win 4 out of the next 5 to do that. We have to go into the Tottenham match with wins against Swansea and Arsenal IMO to stand a shot.

4/29/2017 2:06:14 PM

hey now
Indianapolis Jones
14345 Posts
user info
edit post

How Spursy will it get this afternoon?

4/30/2017 7:39:08 AM

NyM410
J-E-T-S
47602 Posts
user info
edit post

Horrible if Swansea go down because of THAT.

English media are hilarious to the extent they kill foreigners for diving but never their own.

4/30/2017 8:12:21 AM

kiljadn
All American
44617 Posts
user info
edit post

RIP United 2016/17 season

That was as bad as I've seen all year, and now with Shaw and Bailly out, it's surely all over

4/30/2017 9:28:26 AM

NyM410
J-E-T-S
47602 Posts
user info
edit post

Bailly was really starting to put it all together too. Shame.

I'm gonna have to miss the NDL today not that it will go well for Arsenal anyway most likely.

4/30/2017 9:30:35 AM

aimorris
All American
14715 Posts
user info
edit post

nice day so far.

Too bad that loss to Watford tomorrow is going to make it all irrelevant.

4/30/2017 11:14:19 AM

hey now
Indianapolis Jones
14345 Posts
user info
edit post

MIND THE GAP.

Lol

4/30/2017 12:48:36 PM

NyM410
J-E-T-S
47602 Posts
user info
edit post

Thought game was at 10:30 not 11:30 so I did see a bit at end.

Turned TV on. Saw Welbeck playing RWB. Turned TV off.

[Edited on April 30, 2017 at 1:19 PM. Reason : Spurs are clearly better. Major miracle they didn't finish higher over the last two decades once.]

4/30/2017 1:18:52 PM

hey now
Indianapolis Jones
14345 Posts
user info
edit post

Random question. Why are Spurs playing next year at Wembley while their stadium is being built? Why not stay at WHL one more year?

4/30/2017 1:23:56 PM

FriendlyFire
.
3437 Posts
user info
edit post

https://twitter.com/theoneharbourne/status/858712711924002816


Ribs exposed?

4/30/2017 1:42:32 PM

NyM410
J-E-T-S
47602 Posts
user info
edit post

^^ I think they'd lose out on a ton of gate since they have to knock down an entire stand to finish the new stadium. It's going to be interesting given their track record at Wembley with this squad.

4/30/2017 4:50:11 PM

hey now
Indianapolis Jones
14345 Posts
user info
edit post

Ah so it's basically on the same grounds. Didn't know that. Thanks.

4/30/2017 5:27:50 PM

Dynasty2004
Bawls
3749 Posts
user info
edit post



Not the best photo but they have to remove WHL to finish

4/30/2017 7:32:32 PM

wazza31
All American
1694 Posts
user info
edit post

Quote :
"RIP United 2016/17 season"


No Rojo, Pogba, Zlatan, Mikhi, Mata, Smalling, and Jones.

This team has played all the way through to the EFL cup final, FA cup quarters, now Europa quarters. I am delighted with how much they have been able to accomplish and how far they have come from just last season.

Mourinho has fixed our defense for good and I am delighted about that fact but I have been saying it for a while now that those early season draws will come back to kill us. All season long pundits were saying Zlatan has carried us but at the same time Zlatan was also responsibly for those stupid draws. Europa or bust for sure but if we do end up in the Europa again next year we should just play the academy and not take it seriously at all. This is what happens when your players play more matches than your rivals. Chelsea has played 42 matches and Tottenham has played 49 matches (they had European football).

Man United have played 57 matches already and if we make the Europa final (big if now) it will be our 64th match at the end of the season. That is absolutely bonkers. For me there are 2 matches left in the season and we now have our two best CB's our two backup CB's hurt for it. If I can fault Mourinho for one thing it is that he should have trusted Tuanzebe and Timothy Fosu Mensah more towards the backend of this season. Bailly and Pogba both got hurt because of needlessly being overplayed.

5/1/2017 9:37:01 AM

rwoody
All American
24886 Posts
user info
edit post

holy shit, Can.....

5/1/2017 9:15:19 PM

sag1804
All American
888 Posts
user info
edit post

random question, but do any of these teams play in anything worth a damn in the month of August if I wanted to hop the pond?

Thanks!

5/1/2017 11:49:18 PM

jdennis86
All American
2990 Posts
user info
edit post

the new season starts the 12th. The actual fixtures come out June 14th.

The week before is the community shield at wembley which will be chelsea vs spurs or arsenal.

5/2/2017 7:43:39 AM

wazza31
All American
1694 Posts
user info
edit post

On another note I hope Atletico do one over Real finally. It would suck for them to beat real and then lose out to Juve or Monaco though. I admire Atletico and the way they are run. Would love to see a Atletico v Juve/Monaco final though.

5/2/2017 8:57:15 AM

FriendlyFire
.
3437 Posts
user info
edit post

I'd be fine with anyone but Real winning it.

5/2/2017 11:27:17 AM

jdennis86
All American
2990 Posts
user info
edit post

some hope is restored, Bailly, Pogba, Smalling and Jones trained this morning

5/3/2017 7:50:35 AM

NyM410
J-E-T-S
47602 Posts
user info
edit post

Real-Juve. Kill me. Was really hoping for Monaco before they get gutted this summer. Rumors already that bids upward of £80m coming for Mbappe.

Anyway, sounds like Ozil is probably gonna re-up but Sanchez is almost certainly gone and the malpractice to let his contract run down is amazing..

[Edited on May 4, 2017 at 7:44 AM. Reason : Mbappe, Martial and Pogba at United. Good French trio there.]

5/4/2017 7:43:27 AM

Sweden
All American
11747 Posts
user info
edit post

I'd prefer seeing Buffon win one to another Real win.

5/4/2017 8:18:56 AM

Ribs
All American
10343 Posts
user info
edit post

THEO, WHAT'S THE SCORE

THEO THEO WHAT'S THE SCORE

NLD was everything I hoped and more. Hard to describe how hype the atmosphere was, but TV does not do it justice after I got home and rewatched the match. The police presence to even get the away fans into the stadium was ridiculous. If they don't have 50+ officers out there in riot gear on horseback forming a human barricade that would have been an all out war in the street.

I've been to some big time NFL games but they don't compare. It's a higher level of fandom. Everyone is so organized and the influence the crowd has on the game is much higher than I thought. Then getting to watch Alli and Kane put Arsenal to the sword in the 2nd half was things dreams are made of.

I've been singing the Alderweireld song to myself for days now. It's fucking catchy.

Certainly won't be my last NLD.

COYS

5/4/2017 8:34:32 AM

wazza31
All American
1694 Posts
user info
edit post

^ lol the NFL is a shitshow, there is no comparison. NFL fans will never be part of the clubs they support. As much as English fans complain about clubs not doing enough for their fans they have no idea how American sports treat its fans.

I am all for Real-Juve. I think Juve may actually do it this year. So organized defensively. I am hoping for a cracker of a final, seems its been a while since we have seen one. Also I don't know if I am sold on Mbappe. He is too similar to Rashford IMO and I would rather give Rashford a chance. Regardless we need to qualify for the CL and I think Griezmann will come. Thats the french trio I would rather have, especially when they will cost around the same.

5/4/2017 10:11:11 AM

ncsusoccer06
Veteran
126 Posts
user info
edit post

^^ Though I'm the "enemy" and it's been a [really] rough season I'll never begrudge anyone that gets to attend the NLD live. It's such an awesome experience. Wazza is right on about how the NFL is peanuts to this.

5/4/2017 10:32:18 AM

aimorris
All American
14715 Posts
user info
edit post

slipped

5/5/2017 7:42:41 PM

jdennis86
All American
2990 Posts
user info
edit post

19 year old American Matthew Olosunde made the traveling squad for united. He played at Duke for a year.

5/7/2017 7:12:26 AM

aimorris
All American
14715 Posts
user info
edit post

no joking around, that game was worse than every MLS game I've watched this year

5/7/2017 10:22:28 AM

wazza31
All American
1694 Posts
user info
edit post

Danny always has to score against us. Wayne Rooney, dear me is he done. No desire or conviction in anything that man does. I don't even think he can fit in with Everton anymore.

5/8/2017 10:01:11 AM

Ribs
All American
10343 Posts
user info
edit post

Happy to have secured CL group stage in back to back years now if nothing else.

Is there any doubt Hazard scores the winner to seal the title for Chelsea today?

5/8/2017 12:00:48 PM

rwoody
All American
24886 Posts
user info
edit post

Doesn't Chelsea need 2 wins or 1 and a Spurs loss?

5/8/2017 12:22:11 PM

NyM410
J-E-T-S
47602 Posts
user info
edit post

^^^ I feel like every time Welbeck is healthy he has played well at Arsenal. Too bad he rarely is.

Also, I generally think Lingard is garbage but I would KILL for Rashford. He's not Ronaldo at that age but he is going to be the best in England along with Alli for a long long time.

[Edited on May 8, 2017 at 12:37 PM. Reason : Or does he go just by Dele now? Can't remember which one.]

5/8/2017 12:37:13 PM

Dynasty2004
Bawls
3749 Posts
user info
edit post

so what happens if United wins Europa and comes in 4th place. Does that CL spot fall to the 5th place team?

fucking pool is killing me.

5/8/2017 12:47:48 PM

Ribs
All American
10343 Posts
user info
edit post

Quote :
"Doesn't Chelsea need 2 wins or 1 and a Spurs loss?"


Yeah 6 more points if we win out, but I've already conceded. It's like a 2% chance at this point.

[Edited on May 8, 2017 at 1:16 PM. Reason : ^ I think only those 4 still get in. Only 5 if Man U finish 5th and win EL]

5/8/2017 1:15:28 PM

wazza31
All American
1694 Posts
user info
edit post

Lingard is a good squad player IMO. Every squad needs someone like him, especially for those Wembley cup finals.

Rashford has a level of commitment and maturity that is close to Ronaldo's level. I am delighted he is a Manchester lad and I hope he lives up to be even 50% of the player Ronaldo is. He will be a here for a long time unlike fucking off to Madrid like most latin players.

I have heard nothing but good things from Arsenal fan for Welbeck. I am glad he is doing well and have nothing but praise for him. He is a hard worker and gives it his all on the pitch. I think he has likely reached his peak though and I don't see much room for improvement. I don't think Welbeck can lead the line though and is a great second striker to have, especially because he offers versatility. His best performance under Sir Alex came as a utility player in unique ties, much like Lingard is used.

If by some miracle we finish 4th (not likely now) and still win Europa then whoever is 5th (Pool/City) is fucked. I think the top 4 stays constant now unless Pool has a major collapse. Even then I think Arsenal is likelier to get 4th in that case.

5/8/2017 1:55:32 PM

rwoody
All American
24886 Posts
user info
edit post

^^so either way, they don't seal the title today

5/8/2017 3:13:27 PM

Ribs
All American
10343 Posts
user info
edit post

Technically, no.

But they're up 1-0 and this looks to be one way traffic to Middlesborough's goal

[Edited on May 8, 2017 at 3:36 PM. Reason : That's also not WHL in the pic above]

5/8/2017 3:35:02 PM

wazza31
All American
1694 Posts
user info
edit post

I mean the title was sealed as soon as Tottenham lost to West Ham. That was the only way Spurs could have put some pressure on Chelsea but its likely that spurs were never gonna catch them anyway. Lets see how Chelsea do with European competition next year. Lack of injuries, a very good squad that quit on their manager, and Kante has all been kind to Conte. Conte' European record is pretty bad and handling rotation will be a huge challenge for him next year IMO.

In other news hats off to the Swans because I think their results at the end of april and Everton in May have most probably saved them. Not having won since March 4 (including a loss to Hull & a draw to newly relegated Middlesbrough) they beat Stoke 2-0, drew at Old Trafford 1-1, and beat Everton 1-0. All while Hull lost to a relegated Sunderland and now have to play Palace & Tottenham. Swansea have to play Sunderland and West Brom.

That last spot likely comes down to Palace vs Hull. Hull win and they will be 1 point behind Palace with Palace playing Man United on the last day and Hull playing Tottenham. Swansea play West Brom on the last day. Palace have lost 3 in a row now and it could be an ignominious end for Big Sam but if United make the Europa finals it could be a nice lifeline for them. Hull probably threw it away by losing to a terrible Sunderland side.

[Edited on May 8, 2017 at 5:28 PM. Reason : hg]

[Edited on May 8, 2017 at 5:37 PM. Reason : aa]

5/8/2017 5:27:52 PM

scotieb24
I GOT NOTHING
9441 Posts
user info
edit post

Woot but the Wolfpack fan in me is still worried we will pull some NC State Shit and blow this.

5/8/2017 9:42:51 PM

Dynasty2004
Bawls
3749 Posts
user info
edit post

^lol 2 matches left and in 3rd. Will end in 6th. #ncstatepoolshit

5/9/2017 8:03:05 AM

scotieb24
I GOT NOTHING
9441 Posts
user info
edit post

Yeah Buddy

5/12/2017 5:52:28 PM

NyM410
J-E-T-S
47602 Posts
user info
edit post

Liverpool going to win out but it would be crazy if Arsenal still qualify and win a trophy in this shit season.

And my opinion is Wenger and Ozil stay and Sanchez goes to Juve.

5/13/2017 2:39:00 PM

aimorris
All American
14715 Posts
user info
edit post

^ lol no

5/13/2017 10:07:04 PM

velez75
All American
633 Posts
user info
edit post

Now I just have to wait for Liverpool to fuck it up next week... or have a complete meltdown today.

But for now, smokem if you gottem

5/14/2017 10:37:15 AM

Dynasty2004
Bawls
3749 Posts
user info
edit post




come on lads! 1 more.

[Edited on May 15, 2017 at 8:33 AM. Reason : resize]

5/15/2017 8:33:21 AM

Ribs
All American
10343 Posts
user info
edit post

Harry Kane is a good footballer

5/18/2017 4:45:10 PM

Wraith
All American
26016 Posts
user info
edit post



Kane and Son just went on a rampage.



[Edited on May 18, 2017 at 4:59 PM. Reason : ]

5/18/2017 4:45:50 PM

Ribs
All American
10343 Posts
user info
edit post

This team is so fun to watch. Everything is in place for them to make serious run at silverware on multiple fronts next season. I hope Levy adds a couple pieces that could put us over the top. Somebody who has been there and won big things to help in the locker room would be ideal.

5/19/2017 8:38:19 AM

jdennis86
All American
2990 Posts
user info
edit post

Wayne Rooney?

5/19/2017 9:04:17 AM

 Message Boards » Sports Talk » English Premier League 2016/2017 Page 1 ... 14 15 16 17 [18] 19, Prev Next  
go to top | |
Admin Options : move topic | lock topic

© 2017 by The Wolf Web - All Rights Reserved.
The material located at this site is not endorsed, sponsored or provided by or on behalf of North Carolina State University.
Powered by CrazyWeb v2.37 - our disclaimer.