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Post by Bluejaygrad03 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:27 pm

This weekend's Premier League schedule (all times Central):

Saturday
10:00 AM, NBCSN: Huddersfield vs. Crystal Palace
10:00 AM, NBC Sports Gold: Bournemouth-West Brom and Stoke City-Everton
12:30 PM, NBCSN: Liverpool vs. Watford

There's also FA Cup matches on Saturday with Swansea-Spurs and Manchester United-Brighton & Hove Albion and on Sunday with Wigan-Southampton and Leicester City-Chelsea. Swansea-Spurs airs on FS1 while the other FA Cup matches air on FS2.

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Post by squirrel » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:27 am

Chelsea were bounced by Barcelona in the Champions League 3:1 on aggregate.

Liverpool and Manchester City are the only 2 English teams to advance, and they were drawn together for the quarterfinals. They will play the first leg April 4 at Anfield, and the second leg April 10 at Etihad.


It's also an FA Cup quarterfinal weekend with the Spurs becoming the first team to punch their ticket to Wembley and the semifinals, following their 3:0 victory over the Swans.
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Post by Bluejaygrad03 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:58 am

Everton won 2:1 at Stoke City. Both goals from Cenk Tosun. First away win for the Toffees since December 13th when they won at Newcastle United.

Bit disappointed that the score wasn't a bit more impressive since one of Stoke's players got sent off with a red card about 30 minutes into the match.

After next week's international break, Everton returns to action at home 2 weeks from now when they host Manchester City.

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Post by squirrel » Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:02 am

FA Cup semifinal pairings:

Manchester United vs. Tottenham Hotspur
Chelsea vs. Southampton

For Southampton, it is their first semifinal appearance since 2003, when they finished runner-up to Arsenal, losing the Final 1:0.
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Post by Bluejaygrad03 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:21 pm

This weekend's Premier League schedule (all times Central):

Saturday
6:30 AM, NBCSN: Crystal Palace vs. Liverpool
9:00 AM, NBCSN: Manchester United vs. Swansea
9:00 AM, CNBC: West Ham vs. Southampton
11:30 AM, NBC: Everton vs. Manchester City

Sunday
7:30 AM, NBCSN: Arsenal vs. Stoke City
10:00 AM, NBCSN: Chelsea vs. Spurs

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Post by Bluejaygrad03 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:43 am

Squirrel, you must be loving this start for City right now.

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Post by Bluejaygrad03 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:34 pm

Manchester City wins 1:3 at Everton. Goals in the first half by Sane, Jesus, and Sterling for Manchester City. Bolassie scored for the Toffees in the 2nd half but at that point the game was out of reach.

Everton hosts the Merseyside Derby next Saturday.

Manchester City can clinch the Premier League title with a win at the Etihad next Saturday over their rivals from Manchester United. If they do so, it will be the earliest the title has ever been clinched in Premier League history.

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Post by squirrel » Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:00 am

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Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:34 pm

Manchester City can clinch the Premier League title with a win at the Etihad next Saturday over their rivals from Manchester United. If they do so, it will be the earliest the title has ever been clinched in Premier League history.
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Post by squirrel » Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:36 pm

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Post by Bluejaygrad03 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:21 pm

This weekend's Premier League schedule (all times Central):

Saturday
6:30 AM, NBCSN: Everton vs. Liverpool
9:00 AM, NBCSN: Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Huddersfield Town
9:00 AM, CNBC: Bournemouth vs. Crystal Palace
11:30 AM, NBC: Manchester City vs. Manchester United

Sunday
8:15 AM, NBCSN: Arsenal vs. Southampton
10:30 AM, NBCSN: Chelsea vs. West Ham

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Post by Bluejaygrad03 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:14 am

Merseyside derby finished in a 0:0 draw. Uninspired performance by the Toffees against what was pretty much a B squad for their rivals from Anfield. Didn't even try and attack much until the last 15 minutes which if that was Big Sam's main tactic in this match was kind of an odd one to take.

Everton now are winless in their last 17 matches (in all competitions) against Liverpool.

Everton travel to Swansea City next Saturday.

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Post by squirrel » Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:45 pm

Liverpool bounces Man City 5:1 on aggregate to advance to the Champions League semifinals.

Arsenal is the only other English team remaining in European competition, and won their first leg of the Europa League quarterfinals 4:1 against CSKA Moscow, and will visit the Russian club to contest the second leg on Thursday.
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Post by squirrel » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:41 pm

Liverpool drew Roma in the Champions League semis, while Arsenal will pair off with Atletico Madrid in the Europa semis.
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Post by squirrel » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:49 pm

Here's a rare, updated look at the Championship this season, following Aston Villa's 1:0 victory over Leeds this afternoon:

Championship Table
Wolverhampton 92
Fulham 81 +31
-------------------------automatic promotion cutoff
Cardiff City 80 +27
Aston Villa 79 +27
Derby County 68 +20
Millwall 68 +15
------------------------promotion playoff cutoff
Middlesbrough 66 +18
Bristol City 65 +11
Sheffield Utd 65 +8
Brentford 64 +11
Preston North End 63 +8
(Ipswich and Norwich both at 56 pts with -GD)

Sunderland is in extreme danger of being relegated to League One, currently a minimum of 6 points from safety.

Wigan and Blackburn are both in a strong position to promptly return to the Championship from League One.
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Post by squirrel » Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:44 pm

Wolverhampton will return to the Premier League next year, having clinched promotion from the Championship this weekend, although first and second place are still to be determined in the league.

The Wolves relegated successive seasons into League One for 2013-14 (they won the division in their only season there) and promote back to the PL after 3 years back in the Championship.
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Post by Bluejaygrad03 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:17 pm

squirrel wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:44 pm
Wolverhampton will return to the Premier League next year, having clinched promotion from the Championship this weekend, although first and second place are still to be determined in the league.

The Wolves relegated successive seasons into League One for 2013-14 (they won the division in their only season there) and promote back to the PL after 3 years back in the Championship.
Wolves were most recently in the Premier League for 3 seasons from 2009-2012.

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Post by Bluejaygrad03 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:17 pm

Manchester City clinched the Premier League title today after Manchester United lost at Old Trafford 0:1 to West Brom. It is City's third Premier League title.

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Post by squirrel » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:30 pm

Bluejaygrad03 wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:17 pm
Manchester City clinched the Premier League title today after Manchester United lost at Old Trafford 0:1 to West Brom. It is City's third Premier League title.
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Post by Bluejaygrad03 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:21 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion and Spurs played to a 1:1 draw today.

More mid-week Premier League action tomorrow with Bournemouth-Manchester United at 1:45 PM CT on NBCSN and on Thursday with Burnley-Chelsea on NBCSN and Leicester City-Southampton on NBC Sports Gold with both of those matches also starting at 1:45 PM CT.

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Post by Bluejaygrad03 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:17 pm

I guess we can now officially say...#WengerOut???

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Post by Bluejaygrad03 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:41 pm

This weekend's Premier League match-ups (all times Central):

Saturday
6:30 AM, NBCSN: West Brom vs. Liverpool
9:00 AM, NBCSN: Watford vs. Crystal Palace

Sunday
7:30 AM, NBCSN: Arsenal vs. West Ham
10:30 AM, NBCSN: Manchester City vs. Swansea

Monday
2:00 PM, NBCSN: Everton vs. Newcastle United


The semi-finals of the FA Cup are also being played this weekend with Manchester United vs. Tottenham Hotspur set to air at 11 AM CT on FOX on Saturday and Chelsea vs. Southampton set to air at 9:00 AM CT on Sunday on FS1.

What's gonna be interesting in regards to that first FA Cup semi-final match-up here in the states is that several of the over-the-air FOX stations will be airing Fox News' coverage of Barbara Bush's funeral which is set to begin around the same time. Some FOX affiliates around the country are either moving it to an alternate channel or joining the match in progress after the funeral has ended.

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Post by Bluejaygrad03 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:15 pm

Sunderland, who was relegated out of the Premier League last season, has clinched relegation once again over this past weekend in the EFL Championship and will play in League One next season.

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Post by Bluejaygrad03 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:07 pm

Everton win 1:0 today over Newcastle United. Match certainly wasn't a classic but the Toffees get the 3 points. Lone goal in the match was by Theo Walcott in the 2nd half.

First time Everton have won 5 straight matches in league competition over Newcastle United since 1920.

Toffees next play Saturday at Huddersfield Town.

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Post by squirrel » Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:10 pm

And Wolves officially clinched the Championship title. There are 2 match days remaining, although Cardiff City sit second one point above Fulham, and they also have 3 matches remaining. So Cardiff is in a really good position to promote. Derby have had 2 consecutive bad results and have dropped one spot and one point outside the playoff positions, but the Rams also have 3 matches in hand. Cardiff and Derby's match in hand will be made up tomorrow when the two teams meet for a mid-week match.
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Post by squirrel » Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:11 pm

The FA Cup Final will be contested May 19 at Wembley between Manchester United and Chelsea. Chelsea are officially the home team for administrative purposes.
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