- Paging Rob Manfred, Galactical Disgrace – August 1, 2020
- Looking at the Table – Sabado Lesser Thread – July 25, 2020
- Looking Forward to Shempions Entropy (and Other Lesser Matters) – July 18, 2020
First off, I wish Everton had already played so I could use Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s Black Lives Matter #9 shirt. But this will have to do. Full credit to the Premiership for taking on racial justice issues, with remarkable unity and moral clarity. I am proud to support this League.
OF COURSE in the year that the fucking Shite run away with the League title, Everton must play at a rabid Anfield in the fall, but the return trip will be silent as a morgue (2p Sun, Big Boy NBC). At least Arseholes did the honourable thing (Seppuku, always Seppuku) on Wednesday so that the Very Bad Thing did not occur on Goodison Park soil. Would have been a sacrilege of the highest order.
Probably thanks to the extra prep time, the initial EPL fixtures have not been quite as rough as Bundesliga’s. Or I am just biased. Both? That said, the Norwich/Saints puppy abortion I am (avidly, because it’s on) viewing as I write…quite a spectacle. Let’s be thankful that both of these could end up relegated.
But fuck it, I am glad the Clubhouse is up early for this delightful Sabado. You DID set your alarm, right?
Relegation-threatened Moose Hornets host the 3rd (REALLY???) position Foxes to start our day (7:30, NBCSN). If you don’t like the video game simulated crowd sounds, go online – Rebecc-ur and the Robbies keep mentioning that option, so they must despise the fake noise. Meh, I am completely neutral.
Arsenal are away to the Trashbirds o’ Brighton next (10:00, NBCSN). I guess it can only improve from Wednesday’s pitch shitting for the Gooners? Hey, at least your boss don’t got the COVIDs no MOAR. Trashbirds should be able to avoid the drop, but early points would surely help them breathe easier (insert COVID joke).
Big NBC’s long-awaited Spotlight Dance (12:30) is…Wolves/Hammers? For real?? Wolves likely in a cage match with Spurs for the final Europa slot. West Ham are just very grateful there are 3-4 clubs more shite than they are.
Palace at Cherries close us down (2:45, ???). NBC Sports’ website ain’t telling me where to watch. I think it’s NBCSN, but it might be on that new “Peacock TV” streaming thing they are promoting. Y’all done got my $50 for Gold, fuck off if ya want more.
Tomorrow, I get to be a nervous fookin’ wreck…and am very much looking forward to it.
Good morning, Litre_Cola here.
I got your nerves right here! Also a derby! Mightey Whitey (nawt raycess) plays their noisy neighboUrs Brentford 1st thing this morning in the West London derby. It’s sad that the outcome for this game will determine my mood for the weekend, but it is what it is and I am very excited.
Did anyone ask for a Championship round up? No? Well you are going to get a snapshot anyway so scroll on down or strap in. Brought to you by Marmite, the evil cousin of vegemite. Do not eat this.
My club is in 3rd which is a playoff position and 6 points back of automatic promotion to the Prem. Leeds, and West Brom are above them, and Brentford is in 4th.
The 5 substitutions really changes the chase as managers can adjust tactics 3 times a game and deeper clubs who have a great bench will benefit greatly. Down one? Throw on two strikers. Just scored two goals, throw on some defenders. Good managers will manipulate the game more. Deep teams will benefit greatly and some teams budgets do not allow a loaded bench. Some are owned by the same man who owns the Jacksonville Jaguars and has paid a lot of money for the experienced side. (Hee hee).
Leeds was on a fucking tear before the ‘Rona and they’ll have never wanted to stop. Bielsa their manager notoriously has a short bench and with 2 games every week he may be stretched thin, which is awesome. Leeds always seem to find a way to shoot themselves in the dick every year and I really hope they do it again in heartbreaking fashion. The break will also affect young teams as those lads aren’t used to having a break and wouldn’t know what to do themselves. Where an older more experienced team would have loved getting healthy and getting a break. (my theory)
This week will dictate how Fulham Flying Khans do. They have the neighboUrs and then Leeds next week. Win both and it is fucking on. Lose both we will have to hold on in the playoffs and its a white knuckle ride in. The players all stayed because they thought they would go back up to the Prem and living in West London is pretty sweet. If they do not go up the club will be in rebuild mode and will stay down for 5 years as the parachute payments from the Premier League runs out.
As for Gamblor, I have laid a 100 on Millwall making the top 6 and qualifying for the playoffs. They have the easiest run in and if The London Jaguras do not make it to the Prem then I want the ruffians from Millwall to go up. Today, I have a treble of Fulham, West Brom to beat Birmingham in a derby, and Leeds to beat the sheep shaggers in Wales. Going down will be Barnsley, Luton Town (sadly), and I really hope Middlesbrough or fucking Wigan go down.
As for Everton v Liverpool, I hope Everton wins so we have a happy Hippo and all my scouser friends can piss off.