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  1. SocrManiac

    Matchday 10

    Cold morning, fire’s going, daughter woke me up at 0520, and my son’s soccer game was canceled. Time to curl up and not move for a few hours (other than fist pumps).
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    Week 8

    Peacock’s framerate seems to be in the 12-16FPS range this morning. My brain is not capable of the required smoothing to not make this a headache-inducer.
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    Week 7

    You awake, @OCST? @Zomp?
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    Week 6- Start with dessert

    Citeh and Chelsea! How deeply can Chelsea defend today?
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    Matchweek 2 - Peacock still sucks

    Why do US EPL fans have to return to the earliest days of streaming?
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    Gameweek 30

    Thiago Silva with possibly the stupidest play imaginable. If he had a wig he could pass himself off as David Luiz.
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    Week 25

    Minamino puts his gorgeous Southampton kit up 1-0 by embarrassing Mendy. I like it.
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    Gameweek 21/22

    Wake me up when Everton and Newcastle stop torturing the TV cameras.
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    2020 Fixture Congestion - How can the leagues (and especially the FA) protect players?

    Players are getting hurt. Managers are getting vocal. The quality of play is suffering. How can this be fixed? Two of the most blindingly obvious pieces are right in front of us. Additional substitutions and moving CL teams to Sundays should already have happened. With December looming...
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    10/24 Weekend - Peacocking like it’s 1999!

    Missed the Antonio goal since, you know, no pause or rewind.
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    Matchweek 4

    Where’s the match? Oh, right. Peacock. Low bitrate, low framerate, and the feature set of my local cable company in 1997. Progress!
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    Matchweek 3

    Seeing a Panenka on De Gea is better than coffee.
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    Championship Sunday - 7/26

    Last game before the loooooong summer break! Just kidding, it’s a few weeks. Kepa dropped by Lampard- I’d imagine we’ve seen the last of the goalkeeper in a Chelsea kit. I’ll be watching ManU/Leicester live. Seems like the game with the most at stake. I wish there was a Red Zone style...
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    I went to work stupid early, I'm going home stupid early, I'm drinking stupidly for a Wednesday, and I'm watching FOOTY!!! WELCOME BACK MY LOVE!
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    Let's talk goalkeepers and goalkeeping

    So, not a lot to talk about these days. I thought it might be fun to explore goalkeeping a bit. One topic near and dear to my heart is the crucifixion applied to a goalkeeper for conceding a near post goal. As far as I can tell, this is purely a media creation. I loved when Kasper Schmeichel...
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    8-Feb: I was wrong, I have something to do this weekend

    Theo injured after providing an assist, now his sub doesn’t have his gear. What the fuck is with profession players not being ready to answer the manager’s call?
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    EPL Winter Break - I have nothing to do this weekend

    Klopp wins his fifth manager of the month award (this year). Seemed like Klopp was arguing against it, but look at the club’s fixture list and results. LFC’s run is absolutely insane. Raheem is out for a few weeks. His form hasn’t been the greatest, so a break isn’t the worst thing in the...
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    1/18-1/19 Game Thread

    A fun to watch Watford and a hard to figure Spurs kick us off. Are Tottenham fans sick of watching Son go down blind alleys and taking shots from bad positions with open teammates yet? I don’t like Spurs and it drives me nuts.
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    Champions League - Round of 16 Draw

    I know nothing about Lyon, but my gut is that Juventus could have done worse. I think Liverpool match up well against what I perceive to be a struggling Atletico side. Looking forward to seeing Chelsea's defense against The Bayern Lewandowskis.
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    Racism in the game

    I'm posting in the hopes that we can keep this civil and that it doesn't belong in V&N. I think the group we have here has had great discussions and we can handle ourselves with a level of decorum and dignity. If this is inappropriate, I apologize. FIFA has been working on a number of programs...