GWT: PL Matchweek 1

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  1. hatterson Registered User

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    The players have been instructed to complete the move.

    Also they should only stop on the referees whistle, not the flag.
     
  2. Wee Baby Seamus Yo, Goober, where's the meat?

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    Not the ideal scoreline, but I can be nothing but satisfied with that half on the whole. We've looked really good, unlucky with the finishing, with an incomplete XI. And best part? That was a really entertaining first half!

    He blew the whistle before Rashford put it in the net, did he not?
     
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    Both teams are showing why basically no one is picking them for top 4.

    Sloppy play on both sides.
     
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    Wan Bisakka and Alexander Arnold ( who does not get enough credit defensively)
     
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    They have Kante, Rudiger, Pulisic, and RLC all out, who will likely be core players this season when fit/healthy. Kante and RLC especially should thrive under the fluid movement Lampard expects.

    Even with this disjointed lineup and some Zouma stupidity, Chelsea were the better team in the first half.
     
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    How is that a ridiculous comment? He is an absolute assist machine who is solid defensively.
     
  7. Wee Baby Seamus Yo, Goober, where's the meat?

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    That's a weird response to a half in which Chelsea looked really dangerous with a bunch of core players out.
     
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    Pogba playing like he’s forced to.

    Both coaches won’t survive the year?
     
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    Mount and Zouma have been yikes.

    Abraham has been a pylon in terms of movement.
     
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    They looked dangerous on attack but really sloppy defending through the midfield.
     
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    I don't know, but that's not the point.
     
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    Neither team was very good.
     
  13. Wee Baby Seamus Yo, Goober, where's the meat?

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    It exactly is the point. If the flags gone up and the whistle gone, it's BS for VAR to overturn it.
     
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    No surprise. We have Mount, Kovacic, and Jorginho in the midfield with Barkley also drifting inside. Which of those players is even competent at defending? None of them are anywhere close to RLC at applying pressure, let alone Kante who is better than the 3 of them combined.
     
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    Well then of course.

    United should've been given a free kick in that situation by the way, it was a clear foul on Pogba.
     
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    I'm willing to put this on "first game of the season nerves" for both teams. At least United looked much better in the pre-season with their passing.
     
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    A little sloppy defensively from you guys, but as you said in another post have a few guys out right now. United started off rough and turned it around in the last half.

    Hoping the 2nd half is just fun to watch as the 1st.
     
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    Pogba hasn’t looked great. He’s been good when keeping it simple but then he tries to do too much. Also can United fans rejoice with me that we have a proper back line? AWB has been really really good so far, Maguire keeps it simple, Lindelof and Shaw both continue their form from last season. Andreas has been a surprising bright spot. I had high hopes for him coming into the season and had no idea how he would perform. I think Lingard is the only player that really hasn’t been good enough.
     
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    AWB is a huge upgrade to Young in that spot defensively. Absolutely worlds different.

    And yea, Pogba has been sloppy. Trying to be too intricate in a lot of things.
     
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    It's honestly a great platform and you can stream on multiple screens which is great. Love it for NFL season and watching some lower league stuff.
     
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    Good run from Lingard, foul was coming the longer he went on.
     
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    Obviously I want Pulisic to come on because I think he'll make the team better, but I'm really enjoying seeing USMNT fans on Twitter getting really whiney that he hasn't played yet
     
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    He’d be lucky to surpass some of the seasons Dempsey and McBride had at Fulham. But we’re getting treated as if he’s Jackie Robinson for the PL and Americans here. It’s laughable.
     
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    Wtf is var checking for?

    That wasn’t close to a straight red.
     
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    Happy to say both of these teams look pretty poor.
     
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