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  1. Premier League, 2017-2018 Season Thread

    Can i be honest, im probably in the minority, but i dont want teams to be equal.
  2. Premier League, 2017-2018 Season Thread

    I wouldnt dismiss those players that lose in the first round of a tournament or miss a golf cut. Theyre still playing well in spite of losing. I know more about the standards in golf than snooker and tennis, i am a fan of snooker and tennis but know a bit more intimately about golf and the levels. If top 70 and tied makes the cut one week on PGA Tour for example and cut line was -1, you could get a guy shoot 72, 72 and still miss the cut. The way the course is set up for tournament week, normal SSS for the course may be 75 if playing say 7,200 yards. Add in rough, tournament speed greens, pins cut close to the bunkers and tournament pressure, that may bump up the SSS to 76 or 77. If its 77 (not uncommon, ive seen SSS of 78 in Lytham Trophy etc where this is calculated, obviously for pros there is no handicap calculation) then that guy played to the equivalent of a +5 handicap thursday and friday and STILL missed the cut. Its hard work.
  3. Premier League, 2017-2018 Season Thread

    What tour are you talking about in your example? or are you just talking about golfers by world ranking? You need to also remember that there are also developmental tours underneath the main tours like European tour and PGA tour, and that not all the players that are earning on the main tours are actually main tour members/ holding exemptions to be on the tour. Also, a footballer is on a salary of x amount per week, whereas a golfer yes they will also get sponsorship, but their tournament earnings are not guaranteed and they fluctuate, hence their earnings are paid to a wealth management company who will then pay the golfer a "salary" Miss the cut and you get nothing, whilst still paying travel expenses and caddie fees. and a nominal amount to the tournament organisers who put together green reading books, yardage charts, pin charts etc.
  4. Premier League, 2017-2018 Season Thread

    There aint many golfers earning 250k a week trust me
  5. Premier League, 2017-2018 Season Thread

    In theory, yes, as its full of players that wouldn't be available for a club like wolves if they didn't have the link with the super agent. Ruben Neves for example in a normal scenario would not be playing in the championship. Nor Diogo Jota.
  6. The belief that because a manager is foreign or hasnt worked in England before, he must be a) Treated with suspicion b) Criticised for not being born English c) Ridiculed by pundits who can barely string a sentence together but who "Know the league".......even if they cant pronounce a single players name correctly, or be arsed to
  7. Appleton back to Oxford?

    He was speaking sarcastically and metaphorically at the same time.
  8. Premier League, 2017-2018 Season Thread

    Id say less, as theyll all stop each other getting points and generally keep each other embroiled in the battle. Plus, there isnt a Derby, or a Villa in there that are more weeks than not fodder that everyone beats.
  9. Premier League, 2017-2018 Season Thread

    This kind of illustrates my point. How can the likes of Peter Crouch and Ashley Barnes be on the same shortlist, and therefore viewed as roughly equal ability, with Edin Dzeko, who is neither English, nor champions league eligible?
  10. Premier League, 2017-2018 Season Thread

    I just find Chelsea's transfer wish list baffling. Edin Dzeko - Quality forward, and complete forward. Would be on big money and cost quite a bit to get him. But also champions league cup tied. However a quality player Fernando Llorente - Another who is champions league cup tied. A tidy striker but only just signed by Spurs who will surely want to keep him as the only out and out striker back up to Kane Andy Carroll - Effective target man, one of the best at what he does, but has a patchy injury record and coming from a rival team who will want a decent offer. Cant be relied on for long periods. But IS champions league eligible (I assume this is a plus point, hence their other targets) Peter Crouch - Big man on the cheap. 37 years old. Totally don't understand the link Ashley Barnes - I literally have nothing positive to say about him. As a player or person. So if it was buying English to fill quotas, buying Dzeko and Llorente doesn't help. If its to buy English, Carroll isn't often fit, Crouch is near retirement, and Ashley Barnes is unquestionably awful. It also begs the question.... as a backup whats wrong with Batschauyi? I don't think hes a great striker far from it but hes a capable backup and he can find an important goal or two.
  11. This isn't a media thing, its a fan reaction thing, but it boils my p*ss Picture the scene. Angry fan on Arsenal fan tv or on the radio. His team are beaten, and he is asked whats wrong with the team. His reaction to what he saw. His response.........."THERES NOTHING THERE"..........or "THERES JUST...NOTHING THERE" What the HELL does this sentence mean? apart from nothing? Youre being asked whats wrong in your opinion. Youre angry. Presumably you think several things are wrong. But lacking the intellect to talk about what the issues are specifically, they trot out "THERES NOTHING THERE" Its a ridiculous sentence spoken by people overcome with rage about nothing they can specifically pinpoint, but want to be angry anyway.
  12. is reaching 4th/5th possible ?

    The 10 point swing youre talking about involved overtaking teams not likely to score as many points. Were we 10 points off safety anyway? 10...that much?
  13. is reaching 4th/5th possible ?

    Great theory. Shame it doesnt work that way and never will though
  14. Premier League, 2017-2018 Season Thread

    Ive broken my leg before and its no fun whatsoever. Hopefully a speedy recovery for james and he can get back to a good level. Itll be a LONG time
  15. Championship 2017/18

    Youre just reiterating what everyone could read on a sports app.