Matchweek 2 - Peacock still sucks

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Sunny von Bulow
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We have better access to games than if we lived in the UK. I dislike the double dip but I can watch every game and that’s what’s most important to me. That and the NBC studio crew is excellent.
 

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This is the main problem I have... if Peacock were amazing..then fine. BUT NBC has gained all of the US' access to the best EPL Games.. and they've regressed to taking all of those games off of TV where most users/ cable subscribers can watch them and put them on a highly inferior streaming service solely for the reason of charging more money. They're taking advantage of a new fan base to try and make money, but simultaneously reducing that audience by making them watch on a streaming TV or computer... Let me watch over my cable connection so I don't have to worry about my wifi connection every time I watch a game. Put the best matches on TV and streaming instead of only streaming.. they're making people hate their service by forcing people on to it. If they did something additive to the coverage so that watching on Peacock was a bonus..that would be a draw...but instead it's another hurdle to watch the best games.
This is essentially the same problem in Canada. A few years ago, EPL and Champions League were both carried on TSN, on a standard cable package. Now, neither are, and I have to pay $150 more per year to get them on DAZN, which works so much more poorly as a product for TV. More money for less product. Aren't we lucky?
 

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What's especially annoying about Peacock is that, for games NBC broadcasts on NBC/NBCSN, it streams them on the NBCSports platform, which is a superior platform with richer features than Peacock. NBC could have just used that platform for Peacock; instead, NBC intentionally put the subscription platform on a worse platform.
My TV's app for NBC Sports doesn't show the games as available, so that's fun. I have to stream from my phone.
 

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The PL made this big deal about how penalty rules would change, any contact in the box would not be sufficient for a penalty, and they would make a point of emphasis of not rewarding players for going down easily or before contact.

So predictably in practice none of that occurs.
It’s weird. I think this would ultimately have been a stonewall pen. Just finish the play naturally. There is absolutely no doubt, however, it was also a dive. And I don’t want to hear any horseshit about how he was avoiding a plant foot injury- he was diving.
 

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If he was already on the way down, then there was no need for the keeper to come wipe him out.
 

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No letdown for Union Berlin after their 4-0 victory on Thursday night in Finland, up 1-0 at Hoffenheim.

And literally as I type this, Hoffenheim equalizes.
 

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This game is typically entertaining. We also just had Kruse hit the crossbar on a free kick and Awyoniyi stopped on a 1:1 with the keeper.
 

67YAZ

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Traore is a truly bonkers collection of attributes in one player.
he’s been electric today. But it looks like Lage is keeping him exclusively in the far left channel, where do doesn’t really pose a scoring threat.
 

SocrManiac

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Traore would be the best in the world with more accuracy and touch when he hits the ball. He’s unstoppable otherwise. His shooting is awful and his passing is often poorly weighted and placed. Let’s hope he doesn’t dial that in.
 

DJnVa

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Is there a reason NBC Sports doesn't show in-game highlights from other games--goals, or whatever?
 

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Traore would be the best in the world with more accuracy and touch when he hits the ball. He’s unstoppable otherwise. His shooting is awful and his passing is often poorly weighted and placed. Let’s hope he doesn’t dial that in.
Case in point.
 

Jimy Hendrix

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he’s been electric today. But it looks like Lage is keeping him exclusively in the far left channel, where do doesn’t really pose a scoring threat.
He also doesn’t pose much of a scoring threat alone with the keeper so far this season
 

DJnVa

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Apparently Spurs fans chanted: "He's one of our own" and Wolves fans responded "He wants to fuck off".

Lol
 

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Brilliant commentary on SiriusXM play-by-play of SOU-MNU:
“…we’ve been talking about how awful Man U’s shorts are, but Southampton’s kit looks like someone got loose with a spray can.”
 

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I don’t think Arsenal are as bad as Chelsea is about to make them look.

I don’t think Chelsea are as good as Arsenal is about to make them look.
 

SocrManiac

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Arteta watched Spain at the Euros and decided to model Arsenal’s play on the game against Sweden instead of, say, Slovakia.
 

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There’s nothing wrong with this Arsenal kit but when watching on TV I keep thinking they’re Ajax
Yes, it’s the white side panels. Still less egregious than City’s Coventry lookalike this season.
 

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I don’t know if it’s intentional but Tierney’s positioning has been awful. He keeps getting sucked inside and it isn’t helping
 

teddykgb

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On live view that sure looks like a penalty. The biggest problem with “updating” this rule is there needs to be consistency. I’d be delighted for contact like that to not be a penalty but it needs to be applied like that for all teams all season
 

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On live view that sure looks like a penalty. The biggest problem with “updating” this rule is there needs to be consistency. I’d be delighted for contact like that to not be a penalty but it needs to be applied like that for all teams all season
Yeah consistency is going to continue being an issue all season I'd imagine.
 

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I think we’re all going to relearn what a penalty is this year. I certainly prefer Saka’s not be a pen, but I think it’s already pretty inconsistent.
It’s also weird because that incidental contact is cheaply given all over the pitch. So they need to relearn what is a foul not just a penalty. It’s a good direction for the game but the growing pains if they stick to it are going to be miserable
 

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I didn’t know if it was Serie A that was making Lukaku look epic, but i suspected not. After the Euro, I was confident of it. Now I’m convinced. He’s going to be a menace.