GWT: English Premier League: 5/12 - 5/18/2017

Discussion in 'Soccer' started by Live in the Now, May 12, 2017.

  1. Live in the Now

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    Except those players are so good that you really can't, and they are strikers because of what the position has become. I would say first tier with Messi and Ronaldo. Second tier with the other players I mentioned. Third tier with Kane and the others I didn't want to have an argument over.

    To put Kane on the second tier he has to score some goals in next season's CL. More than one goal and one penalty.

    Also, as regards to Lukaku, when Chelsea goes further than Tottenham in next year's CL, with him scoring many goals, I will remember this.
     
  2. Pavel Buchnevich

    Pavel Buchnevich AV AND GORTON OUT

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  3. Live in the Now

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    No, it wouldn't, and their reasoning for who the champions would be is comical.

    Liverpool got the most points of the matches between these six teams and I'm still arguing for no playoff. Liverpool also regularly knocked these teams out of the CL and would have had more titles if the Premier League had that system, so this collapse probably never would have happened. Keep the playoff out of big European football please.
     
  4. Pavel Buchnevich

    Pavel Buchnevich AV AND GORTON OUT

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    I disagree.

    I don't care who wins what. This would be more exciting. The games at the end of the season are meaningless a lot of the time, and most of the time when they are not meaningless, they aren't between the teams contending for the title.
     
  5. Live in the Now

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    I don't care about exciting at the end of the season. The best team is always crowned champion and it needs to remain that way. Every league is exciting for well over 30 games for each team.

    What you would do by changing the system is completely negate all the important moments throughout the season, and there are a ton of them. Every team plays each other two times. They have all the chance to win the title they need. Why would it matter if a player decided to get a red card for violent conduct if they can still win the title for their team later? There's actually countless examples.

    Fortunately, and I really mean thank God fortunately even though my club would probably have at least three more league titles, this will never happen.

    Weren't Spurs just in the title race until the last three games? That would negate your example straight away. Ripping the league title away from Leicester as would have happened would be absolutely wrong, too.
     
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  7. spintheblackcircle

    spintheblackcircle Hello, Jose!

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    No playoffs, thank you.
     
  8. Blender

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    Adding playoffs to the league is a terrible idea.
     
  9. les Habs

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    Absolutely awful idea. I'm not a fan of promotion playoffs either. Don't even get me started with the sides that can avoid relegation with a playoff.
     
  10. Live in the Now

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    Also, the playoff games wouldn't even be entertaining, so that's just a load of bunk. It would be whichever team can play anti-football the best. Therefore you hire Benitez or Mourinho as your manager and win every playoff.
     
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    never going to happen
     
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    I'm reminded of Ted Lasso learning about no playoffs and ties.

    The format should stay the exact same, the season is the playoffs, every game is important.
     
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    When I first started following football I couldn't wrap my head around how it could be exciting without playoffs. You watch a few seasons and then it makes sense. The drama's still there, it just works differently
     
  14. spintheblackcircle

    spintheblackcircle Hello, Jose!

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    He is clearly in the 2nd tier you mention.

     
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    He is.
     
  16. kyle evs48

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    http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/39963445

    Leave it to Fat Sam to have a nonsensical take on something that makes sense
     
  17. hatterson

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    Those commercials were great. :laugh:
     
  18. East Coast Bias

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    God no on the playoffs.

    We need to stop trying to Americanize everything.
     
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    They have playoffs. It's called FA cup.
     
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    kane has played the equivalent of 8 games worth of minutes less than Lukaku this season in the prem
     
  21. bleedblue1223

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    I want a best of 7 series and on-the-fly subs.
     
  22. les Habs

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    That's what I was going to say. If you want playoffs then follow the Cup.
     
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    If you want playoffs go watch MLS.
     
  24. hatterson

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    I'm not gonna lie, I'd love to see teams trying to play on-the-fly subs. The tactics would be incredible.

    Granted, I'd only want to see it for about 90 minutes in a friendly and then I'd be sick of it, but it would be an interesting 90.
     
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    One is playing for Tottenham the other Everton
     

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