2018-19 English Premier League

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  1. lorenzotexan

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    True that would require Newcastle to spend a lot of £££££££ and they have shown they’d rather charge their supporters than spend
     
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    Tbf, we haven't had a start this good for 16/17 years at least. It's only 2 games but we utterly destroyed two of the favourites to go up. Lampard had no idea what hit him today.
     
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    It rarely lasts a long time, but I love watching Bielsa teams play.

    Here is Leeds playing out from the back:
    https://streamja.com/qLXl
     
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    gmabel830 It's football season!!

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    HUGE early season win for Brighton over ManUnited!!!

    FLY SEAGULLS!!!!!

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    Is that your team?
     
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    gmabel830 It's football season!!

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    Yep

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    Back in the Big Leagues. How did you end up with them?
     
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    gmabel830 It's football season!!

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    I work for American Express, who sponsors the team and stadium.. seemed like as good a reason as any. Plus everyone likes an underdog, right?

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    True - including the Cardinals!
     
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    Brighton's squad play tough. If Man United played with that type of purpose they might challenge for the PL trophy.
     
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    gmabel830 It's football season!!

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    Yep, though there are a lot of new signings that they haven't gotten integrated into the team yet, so it will be interesting to see how the next few weeks unfold.
     
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    very true. another big weekend ahead. about to watch wolves v city
     
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    Tottenham, but I've only been following for a few years.

    Sadly, I think I failed at picking a "football" team. I've always been a hometown guy, but there is no hometown of European sport, I finally am a fan free agent, I should have gone for a front runner... but I screwed up and picked Tottenham, a club that is apparently good but never THAT good.

    During the first few years I watched they and Arsenal were always the most interesting to watch... but probably because each team can lose or win any match they're in. They're also rivals so I feel icky wanting to root for both. I know their REAL fans back in England would be appalled at the idea.
     
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    You've only failed if you support arsenal.

    edit: I don't think you can put a whole lot of concern into this topic if you are American. For me only recently (over the last 15 years) have EPL games become readily accessible. I started watching football before MLS started and in the states for me that was mostly international football. it's backwards compared to how the sport is in Europe especially England. The only thing that remotely compares in my experience is American football in Texas. fans follow their local town (school age/high school teams/college) and then some may or may not even follow the NFL. but it is engrained everywhere at every level. supporting a local club is at the heart of sport. If you go to a game in my hometown the entire city would be there on a Friday night. But if you live in America you can't really support a local football club unless you are a fan of MLS. I am not. with that said in reality if you like Tottenham you are a front runner because they are still one of the top teams in England even if they are not on the level of a handful of the richer clubs. They have certainly made record breaking strides over the last few years and have finally stepped out of the shadow of the 2 rich London clubs
     
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    Well, being a tourchered fan all my life who has been 100% loyal to the local teams, this was my ONE CHANCE to be shallow, pick a team of my choosing who could bring me some hollow level of joy. In picking Tottenham I appear to have failed in that. They're not a true front runner, they're wealthy but not rich, they're good but not great, and seem to shrink in the big moments... so... maybe it was destiny.
     

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