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Re: 2017-18 EPL Season
« Reply #45 on: August 15, 2017, 02:06:39 AM »

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Newbie again...what's a traditional english style?

In a single word: garbage.

English play style has no use for midfielders because they rather just have the defensive backs kick the ball 70 yards up the field straight to the attacking players. Of course this never works at the International level, thus why England always disappoints in tournaments. It's a very rudimentary play style with no imagination. Not every team in the EPL plays this way, and the best teams obviously do have good midfielders and try to avoid this play style as much as possible though.

Funny thing is, the EPL up until recently was no different than any of the other European leagues, they had a couple of powerhouses and a bunch of fodder. With all the new TV deals the EPL was able to secure with American cable networks that changed, pretty much every team has money now. But I hate the way they play football in that league and refuse to watch that **** league.
It does wreck other countries' style of play, and getting the W fair and square is the important thing, not dilly dallying in the midfield like Ajax and getting their ass kicked in the EL final, so say what you want about "garbage" when it brings wins.:)
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Re: 2017-18 EPL Season
« Reply #46 on: August 15, 2017, 01:58:53 PM »

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Newbie again...what's a traditional english style?

In a single word: garbage.

English play style has no use for midfielders because they rather just have the defensive backs kick the ball 70 yards up the field straight to the attacking players. Of course this never works at the International level, thus why England always disappoints in tournaments. It's a very rudimentary play style with no imagination. Not every team in the EPL plays this way, and the best teams obviously do have good midfielders and try to avoid this play style as much as possible though.

Funny thing is, the EPL up until recently was no different than any of the other European leagues, they had a couple of powerhouses and a bunch of fodder. With all the new TV deals the EPL was able to secure with American cable networks that changed, pretty much every team has money now. But I hate the way they play football in that league and refuse to watch that **** league.
It does wreck other countries' style of play, and getting the W fair and square is the important thing, not dilly dallying in the midfield like Ajax and getting their ass kicked in the EL final, so say what you want about "garbage" when it brings wins.:)

Actually it just hand possession back to the opponents when the big number 9 fails to control the ball long enough for help to come through 95% of the time.
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Re: 2017-18 EPL Season
« Reply #47 on: August 17, 2017, 10:36:02 AM »

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Re: 2017-18 EPL Season
« Reply #48 on: August 17, 2017, 11:01:45 AM »

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Newbie again...what's a traditional english style?

In a single word: garbage.

English play style has no use for midfielders because they rather just have the defensive backs kick the ball 70 yards up the field straight to the attacking players. Of course this never works at the International level, thus why England always disappoints in tournaments. It's a very rudimentary play style with no imagination. Not every team in the EPL plays this way, and the best teams obviously do have good midfielders and try to avoid this play style as much as possible though.

Funny thing is, the EPL up until recently was no different than any of the other European leagues, they had a couple of powerhouses and a bunch of fodder. With all the new TV deals the EPL was able to secure with American cable networks that changed, pretty much every team has money now. But I hate the way they play football in that league and refuse to watch that **** league.

Paul Pogba, Eden Hazard, David Silva, N'golo Kante, Nemanja Matic, Philippe Countinho, Kevin De Bruyne, Mesut Ozil, Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Riyad Mahrez, Wayne Rooney disagrees.

There are also a few names, a tier below the top guys such as Aaron Ramsey, Yaya Toure (he's here now), Ander Herrera, Henrik Mkhitaryan, Ilkay Gundogan, Cesc Fabregas (he's here now too), Sadio Mane, Ross Barkley, Jordan Henderson who would also disagree. All (except maybe Andre Herrera) are representing their national teams and all are top quality.

And then there are new guys like Mohamed Salah,  Bernardo Silva, Tiemou Bakayoko, Davy Klaasen. Those guys are vital to their previous clubs' success themselves, and are now in the PL.

I don't think there's any other league in the world that can say they can sport a crop of midfielders this talented in one league.

(and I may have forgotten a few more names)
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Re: 2017-18 EPL Season
« Reply #49 on: August 17, 2017, 11:05:53 AM »

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Newbie again...what's a traditional english style?

In a single word: garbage.

English play style has no use for midfielders because they rather just have the defensive backs kick the ball 70 yards up the field straight to the attacking players. Of course this never works at the International level, thus why England always disappoints in tournaments. It's a very rudimentary play style with no imagination. Not every team in the EPL plays this way, and the best teams obviously do have good midfielders and try to avoid this play style as much as possible though.

Funny thing is, the EPL up until recently was no different than any of the other European leagues, they had a couple of powerhouses and a bunch of fodder. With all the new TV deals the EPL was able to secure with American cable networks that changed, pretty much every team has money now. But I hate the way they play football in that league and refuse to watch that **** league.
It does wreck other countries' style of play, and getting the W fair and square is the important thing, not dilly dallying in the midfield like Ajax and getting their ass kicked in the EL final, so say what you want about "garbage" when it brings wins.:)

Actually it just hand possession back to the opponents when the big number 9 fails to control the ball long enough for help to come through 95% of the time.
Well we've got Ibra and Lukaku so I'm not worrying about handing over possession lol.

Re: 2017-18 EPL Season
« Reply #50 on: August 17, 2017, 11:06:49 AM »

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Newbie again...what's a traditional english style?

In a single word: garbage.

English play style has no use for midfielders because they rather just have the defensive backs kick the ball 70 yards up the field straight to the attacking players. Of course this never works at the International level, thus why England always disappoints in tournaments. It's a very rudimentary play style with no imagination. Not every team in the EPL plays this way, and the best teams obviously do have good midfielders and try to avoid this play style as much as possible though.

Funny thing is, the EPL up until recently was no different than any of the other European leagues, they had a couple of powerhouses and a bunch of fodder. With all the new TV deals the EPL was able to secure with American cable networks that changed, pretty much every team has money now. But I hate the way they play football in that league and refuse to watch that **** league.

Paul Pogba, Eden Hazard, David Silva, N'golo Kante, Nemanja Matic, Philippe Countinho, Kevin De Bruyne, Mesut Ozil, Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Riyad Mahrez, Wayne Rooney disagrees.

There are also a few names, a tier below the top guys such as Aaron Ramsey, Yaya Toure (he's here now), Ander Herrera, Henrik Mkhitaryan, Ilkay Gundogan, Cesc Fabregas (he's here now too), Sadio Mane, Ross Barkley, Jordan Henderson who would also disagree. All (except maybe Andre Herrera) are representing their national teams and all are top quality.

And then there are new guys like Mohamed Salah,  Bernardo Silva, Tiemou Bakayoko, Davy Klaasen. Those guys are vital to their previous clubs' success themselves, and are now in the PL.

I don't think there's any other league in the world that can say they can sport a crop of midfielders this talented in one league.

(and I may have forgotten a few more names)
Yeah, you forgot Juan Mata and Mr. Overpaid albeit useful Nemanja Matic.

Re: 2017-18 EPL Season
« Reply #51 on: August 17, 2017, 11:13:57 AM »

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Newbie again...what's a traditional english style?

In a single word: garbage.

English play style has no use for midfielders because they rather just have the defensive backs kick the ball 70 yards up the field straight to the attacking players. Of course this never works at the International level, thus why England always disappoints in tournaments. It's a very rudimentary play style with no imagination. Not every team in the EPL plays this way, and the best teams obviously do have good midfielders and try to avoid this play style as much as possible though.

Funny thing is, the EPL up until recently was no different than any of the other European leagues, they had a couple of powerhouses and a bunch of fodder. With all the new TV deals the EPL was able to secure with American cable networks that changed, pretty much every team has money now. But I hate the way they play football in that league and refuse to watch that **** league.

Paul Pogba, Eden Hazard, David Silva, N'golo Kante, Nemanja Matic, Philippe Countinho, Kevin De Bruyne, Mesut Ozil, Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Riyad Mahrez, Wayne Rooney disagrees.

There are also a few names, a tier below the top guys such as Aaron Ramsey, Yaya Toure (he's here now), Ander Herrera, Henrik Mkhitaryan, Ilkay Gundogan, Cesc Fabregas (he's here now too), Sadio Mane, Ross Barkley, Jordan Henderson who would also disagree. All (except maybe Andre Herrera) are representing their national teams and all are top quality.

And then there are new guys like Mohamed Salah,  Bernardo Silva, Tiemou Bakayoko, Davy Klaasen. Those guys are vital to their previous clubs' success themselves, and are now in the PL.

I don't think there's any other league in the world that can say they can sport a crop of midfielders this talented in one league.

(and I may have forgotten a few more names)
Yeah, you forgot Juan Mata and Mr. Overpaid albeit useful Nemanja Matic.

I had Matic on the list. I think he's going to be great.

I did forget Juan Mata, but then again, for some part of the season, so did Jose', so call it even?
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Re: 2017-18 EPL Season
« Reply #52 on: August 18, 2017, 08:12:37 AM »

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Newbie again...what's a traditional english style?

In a single word: garbage.

English play style has no use for midfielders because they rather just have the defensive backs kick the ball 70 yards up the field straight to the attacking players. Of course this never works at the International level, thus why England always disappoints in tournaments. It's a very rudimentary play style with no imagination. Not every team in the EPL plays this way, and the best teams obviously do have good midfielders and try to avoid this play style as much as possible though.

Funny thing is, the EPL up until recently was no different than any of the other European leagues, they had a couple of powerhouses and a bunch of fodder. With all the new TV deals the EPL was able to secure with American cable networks that changed, pretty much every team has money now. But I hate the way they play football in that league and refuse to watch that **** league.

Paul Pogba, Eden Hazard, David Silva, N'golo Kante, Nemanja Matic, Philippe Countinho, Kevin De Bruyne, Mesut Ozil, Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Riyad Mahrez, Wayne Rooney disagrees.

There are also a few names, a tier below the top guys such as Aaron Ramsey, Yaya Toure (he's here now), Ander Herrera, Henrik Mkhitaryan, Ilkay Gundogan, Cesc Fabregas (he's here now too), Sadio Mane, Ross Barkley, Jordan Henderson who would also disagree. All (except maybe Andre Herrera) are representing their national teams and all are top quality.

And then there are new guys like Mohamed Salah,  Bernardo Silva, Tiemou Bakayoko, Davy Klaasen. Those guys are vital to their previous clubs' success themselves, and are now in the PL.

I don't think there's any other league in the world that can say they can sport a crop of midfielders this talented in one league.

(and I may have forgotten a few more names)
Yeah, you forgot Juan Mata and Mr. Overpaid albeit useful Nemanja Matic.

I had Matic on the list. I think he's going to be great.

I did forget Juan Mata, but then again, for some part of the season, so did Jose', so call it even?
Lol yeah. I like Matic but 50 million is a bit crazy for a 29 year old like him.

Re: 2017-18 EPL Season
« Reply #53 on: August 18, 2017, 09:06:27 PM »

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Tottenham completed the signing of Davinson Sanchez.  They now clearly have the best defense in the league with

Dier, Dembele, Wanyama in midfield

Verthongen, Alderwereild, Sanchez in the back

Rose, Trippier on the wings

Lloris in net

I would not want to go up against that team
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Re: 2017-18 EPL Season
« Reply #54 on: August 19, 2017, 12:39:22 AM »

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Tottenham completed the signing of Davinson Sanchez.  They now clearly have the best defense in the league with

Dier, Dembele, Wanyama in midfield

Verthongen, Alderwereild, Sanchez in the back

Rose, Trippier on the wings

Lloris in net

I would not want to go up against that team
I certainly disagree, United have Pogba, Matic, Herrera and Fellaini in the midfield, Bailly, Smalling, Jones and Lindelof at the back and Valencia and Darmian on the wings with De Gea between the sticks, imo that's as good as Tottenham's defense.

Re: 2017-18 EPL Season
« Reply #55 on: August 19, 2017, 06:48:36 AM »

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Tottenham completed the signing of Davinson Sanchez.  They now clearly have the best defense in the league with

Dier, Dembele, Wanyama in midfield

Verthongen, Alderwereild, Sanchez in the back

Rose, Trippier on the wings

Lloris in net

I would not want to go up against that team
I certainly disagree, United have Pogba, Matic, Herrera and Fellaini in the midfield, Bailly, Smalling, Jones and Lindelof at the back and Valencia and Darmian on the wings with De Gea between the sticks, imo that's as good as Tottenham's defense.

Wanyama had a bigger impact on Tottenham last year than Pogba did on Man U. 

Toby is the best center back in the league, and Magic had one good game but is largely inconsistent.  Rose is the best left back in the league. 

Also Dembele is probably the most underrated player in the league by pundits and fans
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Re: 2017-18 EPL Season
« Reply #56 on: August 19, 2017, 08:01:33 AM »

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Matic reminding me of Darko with that #31 shirt for Man Utd.

The way he moves. Giant - towers over people in midfield. Both lefties.
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Re: 2017-18 EPL Season
« Reply #57 on: August 19, 2017, 08:04:10 AM »

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Tottenham completed the signing of Davinson Sanchez.  They now clearly have the best defense in the league with

Dier, Dembele, Wanyama in midfield

Verthongen, Alderwereild, Sanchez in the back

Rose, Trippier on the wings

Lloris in net

I would not want to go up against that team
I certainly disagree, United have Pogba, Matic, Herrera and Fellaini in the midfield, Bailly, Smalling, Jones and Lindelof at the back and Valencia and Darmian on the wings with De Gea between the sticks, imo that's as good as Tottenham's defense.

Wanyama had a bigger impact on Tottenham last year than Pogba did on Man U. 

Toby is the best center back in the league, and Magic had one good game but is largely inconsistent.  Rose is the best left back in the league. 

Also Dembele is probably the most underrated player in the league by pundits and fans
From what I've seen we dominated a team that's most likely going to finish at 8th or 10th place and you guys could only score when a new team straight from the CL was down to 10 men. We'll see as the season progresses.

Re: 2017-18 EPL Season
« Reply #58 on: August 19, 2017, 09:31:05 AM »

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Lukaku being a goal machine, Pogba and Matic being the ultimate midfield axis and Martial being our super sub. Everyone's GOATing in United 8)

Re: 2017-18 EPL Season
« Reply #59 on: August 19, 2017, 11:10:26 AM »

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Lukaku being a goal machine, Pogba and Matic being the ultimate midfield axis and Martial being our super sub. Everyone's GOATing in United 8)

The speed on their counter attack is terrifying. Happy for Martial, he's becoming one of my favorite players (which sucks because he's a Man United guy). The kid is full of promise. That run, the move to get space and that finish is just a beauty to watch.
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