English Premier League 2016-17

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  1. BoxingSpecialist2

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    With the upcoming season only a bit more than 1 month away, the time is now to start this thread.

    Just as a foreword to the guys on this forum, http://gibol.tv/fullmatch/ is an invaluable resource if you are trying to watch matches for free online. I've been using this website to watch all of the Euro's, and it's worked perfectly for me and I am able to watch every single match. Gibol does not actually host the videos, rather it collects the videos which are hosted at other sites, thus it is both safe and completely legal to use. A good way to navigate the site is to start at http://gibol.tv/fullmatch/, you can see all full matches that you can watch of all leagues posted chronologically. By opening the link you can watch the match in full, often times perfect HD streaming. If you are like me, and prefer to watch matches on demand, on your own schedule without knowing the score, there are a couple tricks you can do to play the match without knowing the score. One is to open the match link in another tab, use a piece of paper to block the area where the score is displayed (it is the center of the screen, so a big piece of paper to cover the center of the screen will work), then scroll down to the video. Once you have scrolled down to the video, you will be past the score and thus can watch the video without knowing the score. Or you can do like I do, open in a new tab, look away from the computer to the side, and scroll down in the tab using the arrow key on keyboard, then look back and press play.

    Works like a charm and lets us watch all the matches, on our own schedule, without knowing the score. It will need to be confirmed when the new season starts, but I believe they stream matches for all of the major football leagues (PL, Ligue 1, Bundesliga, La Liga, Serie A). It would be great if we could all watch the matches then discuss here.

    Now, onto the Premier League 2016-17 season;

    Leicester City were the surprise Champions last season in a stunning upset, and the good news is they have managed to hang on to Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez, both of whom were the consensus players of the season last season. Mahrez was by far the highest scoring midfielder of the year, I think he finished with like 18 goals which is superb considering he is a midfielder. And Vardy was #2 in strikers. I'm a huge supporter of what Leicester City did last year, and quite frankly, even if they bottom out this year I don't care! Last year was legendary!!! But if they can boost the squad with a few signings, maybe they can pull it off again? Christian Fuchs is also pretty awesome.

    Man U will be awesome to watch this year, just because they've got Zlatan Ibrahimovich. For Sweden, he has looked poor, but in fairness the team as a whole is very lacking. With PSG, Zlatan has always looked stellar and would love to see him in the Premier League, a welcome addition, could easily be highest scoring player. Will add an attacking edge to a team that looked desperate at times last season. Henrikh Mkhitaryan is also in from Borussia Dortmund. I may be supporting Man U this year depending on how their starting XI looks. We shall see.

    I'm a huge Shaqiri fan (note my pic) and he scored a stunner this past Euro VS Poland, he also scored some amazing goals this year with Stoke City, a team I keenly support (mostly because of Shaqiri, but as a whole very white friendly club which is awesome). Arnautovic is also a great footballer to root for!

    Spurs will look to build on a 3rd place finish. They have the "new stars" like Kane, Alli, Dier, Walker, and Rose, but aside from Dier these guys all looked terrible in the Euro's that just passed. I feel this club is overrated and I'm glad they lost out to Leicester last year.

    Man City have added German-Turk Ilkay Gundogan, 19 year old Ukrainian Oleksandr Zinchenko, and Spaniard Nolito. Great signings there, also a fan of Nasri, Kolarov, and Aguero. Very decent team to watch and it seems so far they've gotten lighter in the off season! Perhaps a good team to root for.

    Chelsea has added various overpriced Negroes to their team, I'll be rooting against them come August. They paid over 30M Pounds for an overrated Negro from Belgium Michy Batshuayi who is relatively unproven and the truth is the club could have got better white strikers like Jamie Vardy for far less. As I'm sure we're all aware, transfer amounts do in no way correlate to actual ability of the player or any sort of merit. The transfer period almost seems which clubs can spend the most on sh1tty over priced Negroes who are ultimately unproven.

    Liverpool has also splashed money on Negro forwards, Sadio Mane from Southampton.

    Arsenal has signed Granit Xhaka, the Swiss international which is a great signing in my opinion.

    West Ham have Dimitri Payet and Sofiane Feghouli just signed, I've been following Feghouli for sometime and he's a great player, will be a beneficial signing.
     
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  2. frederic38

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    i remember seeing feghouli play at my local stadium when he played for grenoble, they gave away tickets for free because the team was so bad
    he was one of the worst players i ever saw

    ibrahimowicz in PL will be interesting to see
    he is a good goal scorer who is notorious for having trouble scoring in big matches but manchester united won't play champions league so it's not a problem
    he could be the top scorer of the league, but we can question his motivation because going to PSG already looked like a step down and a first step towards the end of his career, and now he goes to a club that doesn't play champions league
    also can he adapt to premier league? it's always hard for me to understand what player will do well in PL and what player will flop
    some of the best players in history have flopped in PL and very mediocre players have had success there
     
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    "there are a couple tricks you can do to play the match without knowing the score. One is to open the match link in another tab, use a piece of paper to block the area where the score is displayed (it is the center of the screen, so a big piece of paper to cover the center of the screen will work), then scroll down to the video. Once you have scrolled down to the video, you will be past the score and thus can watch the video without knowing the score. Or you can do like I do, open in a new tab, look away from the computer to the side, and scroll down in the tab using the arrow key on keyboard, then look back and press play."

    why do they show the score like that, at the top of the page? lol
    90% of the people who watch matches like that on demand don't want to know the score
    it's a shame because otherwise it seems to be working very well
     
  4. BoxingSpecialist2

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    Yes it is a great site and seems to show all matches in a reliable and competent manner.
    If you follow the steps I stated, you will watch any match you want, at any time without knowing the score.
    I always prefer to watch matches without knowing the score and on my own schedule and time off from work. This site makes it possible to do that.
     
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    The Armenian Henrikh Mkhitaryan has signed on with Man U. Good signing.
    I like what Jose Mourinho is doing with Man U!
     
  6. Heretic

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    The extreme anti-White racial agenda on ESPN FC couldn't be more obvious.

    Below is an excerpt of the typical propaganda that is spewed out almost daily on ESPN FC. Even though Pogba has done literally nothing after three matches...he still has the never-ending "upside" and is not part of the problem:

    Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is not playing at his best but he will still go on to dominate for a decade, his agent Mino Raiola has told the Daily Mail.

    Pogba, 23, played 90 minutes in all of United's three successive defeats against Manchester City, Feyenoord and Watford, and is still yet to register a goal or an assist for the club. Raiola said: "It's true Pogba is not playing his best yet, he is taking time to adjust, but people don't always see the bigger picture. He will dominate for 10 years. He is United's lost son."


    In the meantime ESPN FC has a huge caption with a large image of Rooney, blaming him for their problems. In addition, they are going after Mourinho now, too.
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  7. Heretic

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    I was checking Trump's Tweets this morning and noticed that, off-to-the-side, #Pogba (of Manchester United) was trending, so I clicked on it. He was trending because he was getting savaged by other Twitter users. Tweets saying he was "outplayed" today (by Jordan Henderson of Liverpool), that he's "overrated", " the worst player on the pitch", etc.

    There are some great tweets on this hashtag, including pics and videos of him putting Henderson in a choke-hold during today's match and throwing him down on the field. Twitter users indicated he was neither penalized nor sent off the field for the blatant (TNB) foul.

    As an aside, I actually caught the last several minutes of the match on TV and it looked pretty White-friendly to me, at least at that point in the match.
     
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    Manchester United started six Whites (I’m obviously including the Armenian Henrikh Mkhitaryan), three blacks, one mestizo plus the half-Bosniak Ibrahimovic (whose greasy mug looks like it’s straight out of ******* Anatolia by way of “heterogeneous” Macedonia…). Only one of those six Whites was an Englishman (Michael Carrick).

    Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and the Arab Marouane Fellaini came on in the second half for - respectively - Michael Carrick, Anthony Martial, and Matteo Darmian.

    Liverpool started six Whites (including Englishmen James Milner, Jordan Henderson, and Adam Lallana), three blacks, one Turk and one Brazilian “brown”. Jurgen Klopp made a single second-half substitution, bringing on Brazilian “brown” Philippe Coutinho for the Negro Divock Origi.

    Each team therefore finished with six Whites on the field. I wouldn’t class that as very “White friendly”. But I guess it’s an improvement on, let’s say, a match featuring Watford and West Ham… ;)

    By the way, Everton pummelled “master coach” Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City at Goodison Park to the tune of 4-0. It appears the ultra-hyped Guardiola is finding instant success a bit more difficult to attain now that he’s no longer at the helm of a permanently powerful establishment club like Barcelona or Bayern Munich.
     
  9. Heretic

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    From Drudge Report this morning: Football is losing it's grip on TV. In this case, the "Football" it's referring to is English Premiere League soccer, but they do mention America's NFL as well towards the end. Anyway, they include a lot of graphs showing the downward trend in viewership. They are bewildered as to "why"? Perhaps they can't see the (black) elephant in the middle of the room? I'll see if a simple layman like myself can help them out...No one wants to watch a league, any league, especially one that has "English" in the title, where over-rated African players (see: Pogba) are artificially over-represented to justify some diversity agenda.
     
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    I'm not surprised the TV ratings are declining. I'm just one of those people no longer watching very much. (I saw the 2nd half of ManU v Liverpool yesterday but other than that I've seen only snippets of matches for the last three months). I was in London and Belfast last month and heard from a couple of people who used to be big EPL fans that they no longer cared much. The reasons given were numerous: family life; getting too expensive to get the channels; fed up with the OTT hype and overpaid footballers, etc. I think there is also a general alienation creeping in with race and nationality an implicit part of it. I for one put on Match of the Day one night only to change the channel as soon as I saw Gary Lineker's smug mug. I'd forgotten he was the presenter. He's also political on Twitter mocking Brexit supporters and making pleas to accept Syrian refugees. To heck with him and the poisonous BBC.

    Anyone else notice Pogba's emoji or whatever it's called on the advertising boards round Old Trafford? It's bad enough having distracting ads constantly flashing but Pogba's head is too much. I'm glad he had a stinker of a game.
     
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    I can understand why they have to be implicit as to why they are no longer watching. "Family life" has always existed and the OTT (over-the-top) hype seems to be restricted only to black players (i.e. Balotelli a few years back and then the utterly insane OTT (((media))) hype for a mediocre talent like Pogba during last summer's transfer window).

    When the face of the EPL goes from David Beckham to Pogba in a span of ten years, I can understand why some may think that it's "getting too expensive to get the channels". If the EPL was like it was ten years ago, or even five years ago, I doubt those same folks would mind spending a few more quid to continue watching.
     
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    The great Wayne Rooney has scored 250 goals for Manchester United yesterday to be their all-time greatest scorer. Anybody have any opinions?
     
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    He's a true football warrior and skilled professional, for, 1.) Accomplishing such an amazing feat, and, 2.) Persevering in spite of all of the monumental (((sports media))) demonization of him over the past few years to do it. He dutifully ignored them and carried on with class and dignity to become their all-time greatest scorer. Congrats.
     

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