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  1. USA Foxes

    Woh. Just checked ESPN and they'll have all 6 Tuesday games. We could be going on a run of TV games. Our next 10am game is Man City.
  2. Rudkin

  3. Premier League, 2017-2018 Season Thread

    We're worse than all 3 promoted teams.
  4. Claude Puel - Contender

    We could probably come up with multiple XIs of Southampton Academy players playing in the Premier League. There probably aren't 11 Leicester Academy players in the league, let alone covering every position. There is much more going on down there and the Academy Factories at Chelsea and in Manchester than a short term manager can fix. Van Gaal gave a ton of youngsters there debut at United but it was mostly due to an injury crisis even though there is no denying they have a ton of super talented kids up there.
  5. First Goal Advantage

    Listening to Appleton today, he brought up that we've only scored the first goal once this season which was in the only game we've on excluding the 2 cup games (which we also scored first and won). So far we've conceded the first goal in 6 of 8 games played and have 2 points to show from it. Scoring the first goal gives us both a confidence boost and also allows us to tactically dictate the game. From an expected points outlook the difference is massive. When we concede first, we have to respond by committing more men forward which also opens us up at the back. Not only does this makes it harder for us to get a result, it also fools our fans into thinking we've played well when we haven't as the fans we the attacking intent at the end of the game. Jaime Carragher said that after the epic 2-1 Chelsea game that got Mourinho sacked. Damage is done when we give up the goal, our tactics and players have consistently put us in a losing position. Our play before the first goal contributes much more to our current position than how we play after it. Performances to find draws late in games have only kept us in the drop zone. This graph is from 2007-Winter 2012
  6. Next City Manager?

  7. The "do they mean us?" thread

    Considering Sunderland are already 3 points below the drop he will have a lot of anger to displace.
  8. USA Foxes

    I should have paid the $50 3 months ago. I thought NBC was going to give every team a chance in the 10 AM time-slot like years past and not just pick the biggest ones. NBC Gouge again and the odd game out on ESPN3 for Tuesday. Standings thru week 9: Featuring Arsenal who still haven't had an NBC Gold game. 6: Southampton, Swansea, West Ham 5: Bournemouth, Burnley, Huddersfield, Leicester, Stoke, Watford 4: West Ham 3: Brighton, Palace 2: Newcastle 1: Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham 0: Arsenal
  9. Rudkin

    The hashtag should be #DenounceRudkin
  10. Champions League 2017/18

    Eh. A group stage away draw is nowhere near the place to talk about what approach makes a team more successful. Mourinho has a much better tendency to get the results when everything is on the line in the spring. That's what makes him more successful. Tuesday night's in October aren't that important.
  11. Appleton- Temporary Boss

    I'm giving Appleton my full support. He's our only hope for the weekend. Hopefully he's seen something or at least has the balls to do something different against Swansea.
  12. Shakey Sacked

    His tactics were bad and his post-match press conferences were infuriating but by no means is his sacking going to be what turns us around.
  13. Next City Manager?

    I don't think we're an attractive club to come to. What inclination do we actually show that we're capable of going back to Europe? We're a mess on all levels. I don't think the manager makes too much of a difference at the moment if he's not going to be allowed to keep good players, ship out bad ones, and bring in the one's he wants.
  14. Appleton- Temporary Boss

  15. West Brom Post Match

    1 legged keeper for 50'. 2 shots on target. We were given a gift and didn't capitalize on it. We should have peppered Myhill all second half.