Opening Weekend Gamethread

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My guess is that Pepe and Ceballos aren't fully match fit.

This could be ugly with a Xhaka-Elneny central midfield and without Luiz quarterbacking things from the back. I'm not expecting an impressive performance, just hoping for three points.
 

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Lacazette seems to have forgotten this one was televised and the cameras would clearly show nothing hitting his face as he went down grabbing it.
 

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That was a FANTASTIC goal all around. Even for the ref, who called a great advantage.
 

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My guess is that Pepe and Ceballos aren't fully match fit.

This could be ugly with a Xhaka-Elneny central midfield and without Luiz quarterbacking things from the back. I'm not expecting an impressive performance, just hoping for three points.
During the half time show they showed Canals Ceballos and Pepe getting into a minor scuffle in the pre game. Looks like neither starting may have been discipline from Arteta.
 

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It’s been 70 minutes. Clear your fucking lines, Scott Parker. It’s painful watching them try to build from the back.
 

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Credit Arsenal who played like a top side today. Great stuff.

Blame Scott Parker. His team got stretched and pulled apart and pressed at every turn. They needed to clear their own lines and defend in a block. They did neither.
 

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Zaha with a very nice finish!

I'm really liking the Palace kits this year.

And naturally I removed Zaha from my fantasy team yesterday because he barely scored last season.
 

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CR, do you think Zaha is staying this year? Woy said he was surprised no one had been making offers .
Hard to say for sure. He wants to go and Palace have said they want to accommodate, but he’s worth so much more to Palace than any team he would want to go to. And I imagine that’s even further exacerbated by Covid finances.
 

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Is the "late" game that was previously on NBC most of the time now going to be on Peacock every week? Because if so, that's some bullshit.
The late game is on NBC (usually on Saturday's the late game would be a 12:30pm eastern kickoff). Due to the unusual circumstances, there is an even later game than the usual late game, thats on Peacock.

Edit: In normal times there would be one 7:30am kickoffs, a bunch of kickoffs at 10am, and then on 12:30pm kickoff (on NBC). Because there are no fans allowed they are spreading the matches out so they can all be shown on UK TV.
 

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FWIW, Peacock is pretty good as streaming devices go, it has some good stuff snd even if you’re just getting it for PL it’s cheaper than NBC Sports Gold was
 

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FWIW, Peacock is pretty good as streaming devices go, it has some good stuff snd even if you’re just getting it for PL it’s cheaper than NBC Sports Gold was
Also if you are a Cox or Comcast cable customer you get Peacock Premium for free.
 

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Livarpool right back at it (jk that’s a pen all day)

Leeds playing with fire in the back and couldn’t relieve the pressure. It’s all very brave but this plays well into Liverpool’s style. They’re gonna get throttled here
 

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Not feeling it for those LFC kits
I'm getting one exclusively because I've been waiting 20+ years to get one with the gold champions patch. But yeah, not feeling it otherwise.

Gomez got nutmegged there, and we're all square again.
 

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One thing I didn't realize until I looked into it yesterday, Western Union ended their shirt sleeve sponsorship with Liverpool early, so for now the champions patches are on both sleeves. I can't imagine it will take them long to sign another one.
 

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Is it just me or is the audio ahead of the video. Arlo called goal before VVD even headed the ball.
 

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All action so far. Bielsa-ball vs heavy metal football does not disappoint.