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    GW 20 game thread

    Time for some midweek EPL action, and I have the morning off. 4 games on the slate today, starting with: Newcastle v Leeds in the north, and Palace v West Ham in the south. Following the appetizers, we have: Southampton v Arsenal, and West Brom v Man City There is no dessert nor cheese plate...
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    EPL season, thus far

    I just noted how condensed the standings are in Premier League after 10 games of the season. Okay, some teams have only played 9, but aren't challenging for the top. There are a mere 8 points separating Tottenham and Liverpool in first, from Palace and Arsenal in 14th. The EPL is starting to...
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    Leeds United 20-21: They're back!

    Love 'em or hate 'em, Leeds are back in the PL for the first time in 16 years. They have have had many trials and tribulations over that time, but have rounded into fine form under the tutelage of El Loco, Marcelo Bielsa. He has been a godsend to a club that had lost it's way. Now, anything...
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    What's up with these Red Sox?

    6-1. Great start! All good, right? What have we seen so far? Our starting pitching is our strength, with a remarkable run against some remarkably weak hitting lineups. It stands to both revert to the norm, and improve with addition of solid, experienced arms. The bullpen has been fairly strong...
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    Stretch Run 2017: is the glass half full or that other thing?

    I came to the main board looking for chat about the rest of the season, and found that all the discussion was going on in the game thread, hours later. I thought it might be good to start a new thread to follow the stretch run, game after game. Here you can truly learn if you are "doom and...
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    Tito

    I was out tonight, and missed some of the early innings, picking it up in the 5th. A fantastic game to be sure-- the 2 run wild pitch, Ross' HR, Guyer and Davis schooling Chapman (Santa Maria!!), then the 10th inning rally. Without having followed the game thread, I wanted to see what people...
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    Canada out!

    So, I'm just going to throw this out there, as food for thought. This is a knowledgeable hockey crowd, and I'm curious what you think. As it stands right now, none of the Canadian teams would qualify for the NHL playoffs this year. That's just 7 out of 30 teams, sure, but I think it represents...
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    WWJD?

    While watching the first half of Arsenal-Man U today, I was quickly aware that a familiar script was being followed. The Gunners were playing at home, against a hated rival that they have struggled to beat, yet was weakened and ripe for the picking. They dominated the early proceedings, but...