OT: EPL OPENING WEEKEND!!

Submitted by uncle leo on August 12th, 2017 at 8:06 AM

Where are my soccer fans this morning?? 

Only two games in and they are already in full flight.

Comments

turtleboy

August 12th, 2017 at 8:22 AM ^

Arsenal Leicester already happened. I keep waiting for the moment when Mahrez changes his clothes in a phone booth and becomes superman again. Preferably against the likes of City or Chelsea.

michgoblue

August 12th, 2017 at 9:29 AM ^

Love me some EPL. My Man City squad is looking pretty good this year.

Although, I know I may be the only one, by I am actually a bigger fan of MLS. I know, I know, not nearly as high a level of play, but my son and I have become huge fans of NYCFC. Either way, soccer is just about the only thing keeping me going for the next 3 weeks until Michigan football opens.

gmoney41

August 12th, 2017 at 12:05 PM ^

City fan here too. Love the additions to the squad. Hope we can take our chances this year. Last year it was a bad problem. We can destroy teams this year with this squad. Kompany has to stay healthy or we are in trouble. I can't believe Chelsea was so bad today.

BeatOSU52

August 12th, 2017 at 9:47 AM ^

Instead of watching only Gameday in the mornings in the fall , I love flipping back and forth between EPL games before college football games starts while sipping on a Breakfast Stout . Go Chelsea!

CRISPed in the DIAG

August 12th, 2017 at 10:16 AM ^

I love EPL, but I have a really, really minor question. On the SB Liverpool page, this is the first sentence of the most recent post:

"Liverpool Football are back. The Premier League is back."

In the States, we would write: "Liverpool Football is back. The Premier League is back." 

Is this one of those things like calling uniforms "kits" and shoes "boots"?

TrueBlue2003

August 13th, 2017 at 2:06 PM ^

in American English, "team" is generally considered a singular subject, which isn't incorrect as we consider the collection of players a singular entity. So here we say the team is back.

In British English, "team" is considered a plural subject, which also isn't incorrect if one considers the team a group of individuals, i.e. they.  So using their grammar conventions, one would say the team are back.

If you watch about 10 minutes of soccer coverage from Europe (in which most countries even if ESL tend to use the British English style) you pick up immediately that they do it differently than us.

Either way is correct.

WMUgoblue

August 12th, 2017 at 5:32 PM ^

I'm a bit disheartened that they haven't snagged a single striker yet because Rafa apparently can't stand Mitrovic and Gayle is still not fit. Hoping for the best though but I still think they'll be fighting for a mid table spot.

Hab

August 12th, 2017 at 2:58 PM ^

I was a bit dismayed in reading through the first few comments.  So tired of seeing Citeh, Chelski, and so forth.  I mean, it's not like any of us grew up in the area following those clubs.  No, we adopted them, and like most sheep, Americans tended to flock to the ones perennially at the top of the table.  I was much encouraged to see other clubs' supporters speaking up later on though.  Enjoy the games, let's all laugh at Chelsea, and Howay the Lads!

 

gmoney41

August 12th, 2017 at 6:45 PM ^

Cheer for who you want to cheer for. I've been a City fan since I started watching soccer 15 years ago. We were shit then, but they were my team. Now we have loads of money, but are putting together a team that will be together for years. I love what the new owners have done for the club and my fandom is much stronger than cheering for the latest winners or favorites. Don't make assumptions on why people like certain teams. Plus why hate on city?? We will be playing the most attractive style of soccer this year.