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Saturday, August 12, 2017

The First Saturday of the 2017-2018 Premier League Season



  What a start it was to the new season with that wild match at the EM yesterday. Let's hope that's a sign for the new season. There are seven matches to day , starting with the Hornets vs Liverpool and concluding with the newly promoted Seagulls vs Citeh.

557 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Morning, MUR - thanks for getting us going this morning with an excellent thread. I'm in the midst of pulling up a stream for the early one.

7:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning,chaps. Great to be around for the first full day of the new Prem season.

7:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hello, Bob. I was willing to chat on the thread you posted, but either way, it's great to enjoy the pleasure of your company.

7:29 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from Vicarage Road.

7:30 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now they are.

7:30 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The team news out of Vicarage Road this morning:

Watford (4-2-3-1) Gomes; Janmaat, Kaboul, Britos, Holebas; Doucoure, Chalobah; Amrabat, Cleverley, Pereyra; Okaka.
Substitutes: Pantilimon, Prödl, Femenía, Watson, Capoue, Richarlison, Gray.

Liverpool (4-3-3) Mignolet; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Lovren, Moreno; Can, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane.
Substitutes: Karius, Klavan, Gomez, Milner, Grujic, Solanke, Origi.

Referee Anthony Taylor.

7:31 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

No worries, mate - you beat me to the punch this morning.

7:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Back with a strong cuppa.Not used to getting up this early.

7:33 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

We're away from Vicarage Road!

7:34 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Phillipe Coutinho appears to be the Alexis Sanchez this morning - not even on the bench. He'll be away before the ned of the transfer window.

7:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's a lovely day in the London are. About 70 at kickoff. Wish we could have some of that weather, but probably not till November at the earliest,

7:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Isn't he supposed to go to Barca, presumably to replace Neymar.

7:36 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I've got to get used to all this streaming video. I'm out of practice.

7:37 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

My Red Card boy Sebastian Prodl isn't on the pitch, so that's two points lost for me.

7:37 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!! The Hornets nearly stun with Pool with the lead. Okaka put through Perreira and his shot was deflected for a corner.

7:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! OKAKA HEADS POOL INTO THE LEAD WITH A NEAR POST HEADER OFF THE CORNER. FREE THE SIX YARD BOX.

7:39 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That ends run of over 40-00 minutes without conceding a Prem goal. Pool wish last season had never ended.

7:39 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Pereira was through on goal there. Great block from Lokeren.

7:40 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

You're ahead of me again today, mate. Osaka nods home Watford's opener of the season after less than 10 minutes!

Wow - this season has started with a bang. Klopp not happy.

7:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

About thirty miles west of Vicarage Road Alan Devonshire's Maidenhead hosts Jeff's lads in the first ever season of Conference footie for both teams , but for different reasons. That match kicked off the same time as this one.

7:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sure hope it's a sign that there will be loads of goals. Sorry you're link is behind.

7:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sorry about that. Strodl was a decent pick for red card. He's big and never shy of a challenge.

7:44 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Looks like Janmaat has a problem now - may have to come off.

7:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jan Mat is down on the carpet. Did he pull something. Emre Can is being told By his boss what he CAN NOT do. No Klopping from ,the gaffer.

7:45 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A lot of the PPP crowd have picked Jose Holebas, who is started.

7:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That goal from Okaka made Liverpool fell like Kaka.

7:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I did because he's a naughty boy even though he means well. The refs don't seem to care for him too much.

7:47 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Janmaat is carrying on for the time being.

7:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Mane oh Mane. Liverpool can't get into gear as they're flagged offside.

7:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now he's subbed as he's replaced by new signing, Femenia.

7:48 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Yes, it did. Good start to the puns, mate.

Now Janmaat is departing. Kiko Fermenia, a Spaniard that they've just signed from Alaves, is on in his place.

7:49 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Morning all,
Sorry I missed the start. I set the alarm and snoozed a bit

Lovely jubbley

7:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Mane oh Mane now called for foul on the debut boy.

7:49 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Liverpool really haven't gotten started yet.

7:50 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Morning, UWS - I'm sure that you're happy to see that early goal against Liverpool. You're still not keen on them, right?

7:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers, Bob. Good morning, UWS. You may have missed the goal scored by Okaka. Pool defending like the Gunners off a Hornets corner.

7:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I haven't been able to get an update on Alan Devonshire's lads vs Jeff's lads.

7:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Still 0-0 in that match

7:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I guess UWS missed a goal the old fashioned way. Sleeping on the job!

7:55 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I kinda dislike Liverpool... FOREVER

7:57 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Liverpool not really making me feel comfortable about my pick of them for a top five finish.

7:57 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Bugger... Mane ties it up

Decent goal though

7:58 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!MANE OH MANE!!!! POOL TIE IT UP AGAINST THE RUN OF PLAY.

7:59 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Mane levels it for Liverpool - that was their first decent move of the match.

1-1!

7:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A really neat and tidy goal. Off a throw, Mane played two one twos with Moreno and one with Can before a superb finish past Gomes Addams.

8:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! dOUKORRE RESTORES THE L;EAD FOR THE HORNETS.

8:01 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Wow - this season has started with a bang!

8:02 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

What kind of defending was that from the Reds? Tragic from Alexander-Arnold - he hit his own man with his clearance!

8:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

This goal was also off a throw. Clever Boy showed that he can be really clever as he played two one twos, then his pass was cut out , but straight to Doukorre , who smashed it in from about three to four yards out.

8:03 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

YES!!!

2-1 Watford

8:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It was really comical defending .

8:04 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

We are already into double figures for goals this season!!

8:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A long free kick from Clever Boy is headed on by Kaboul and gathered by Minnie.

8:05 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Kaboul met that Clev free kick really well but it landed safely enough in Minnie's hands.

8:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's been a great start to the season. Long may it continue.

8:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Mane booked for a foul on Doukorre, who tried to be like Beckham from the halfway line and was nowhere close to the target

8:07 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Chalabah goes for a Pele effort, seeing Minnie off the line.

And Mane picks up the first booking today for a hack on Doucoure.

8:08 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Useless effort by Salah

8:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

David Tarpey has given Alan Devonshire's Maidenhead the lead vs Jeff's lads.

8:08 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - new signing from Chelsea Mohammed Salah was in on goal but the toe poke was the wrong choice. Over the bar and through the woods to Grandma's house with that effort.

8:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

He walked like an Egyptian, but missed that sitter as he shot over past the on rushing Gomes Addams. Was more like Lurch with that finish.

8:09 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

What was that from Mignolet?!

8:10 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I was thinking the PPP. I am pleased that people can't change their picks for everything. I also like the changing of the GB winner BUT I think it should only be for someone that has switched clubs that can be changed. If Messi, Ronaldo and Bale come in fine. If some striker comes into the big six to score the goal, that's fine
I don't think anyone should just be a able to change their pick willy nilly. They shouldn't be able to pick a striker that has scored 10 in the month of September or drop their pick because he's scored nowt


Thoughts?

8:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Holebas wins a Hornets corner. He should have fouled the player for getting in his way.

8:11 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Watford have a free kick chance now but they play it backward.

8:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Minnie gathers the corner from Clever Boy

8:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I agree, UWS. That's the intent of making the change. I completely agree.

8:12 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Liverpool have to go to Germany for Tuesday...tough draw for them.. how sad..not!

8:13 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Most of the time, I've noticed that there are very few changes, so now worries on that score, UWS. By the way, when I post the PPP update this week, you'll notice that I did allow in a 13th play, Red Devil, who was in the midst of a move to Long Island this week. I hope that's okay.

8:13 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It doesn't get any easier for Liverpool as they have tricky CL tie in Klopp's Germany on Tuesday.

8:13 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

You've really got it in for the Merseysiders, mate. Wow! They're not from Sheffield, you know.

8:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

If Pool are eliminated then they join their neighbors and the Gunners in the EL.

8:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Monaco started at this stage last season and made it to the semis.

8:15 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

4 added minutes

8:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Four minutes of stoppage time.

8:15 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Four minutes of stoppage time to play then.

8:16 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Fine with me

I just hope people change to Vardy if scores a few more braces in August

8:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A useless cross walked in like an Egyptian.

8:16 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That hardly seems fair. If they lose, they should be out of Europe.

8:17 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Struth... I though Mane had tie it up

This match could have been exactly like last nights

8:18 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'd like a season-ending injury for Vardy. I still haven't forgiven him for laying down tools to get Ranieri sacked last season.

8:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Kaboul heads out a cross from Alexander-Arnold for a Pool corner. Mane heads just wide from that corner.

8:18 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Mane wasn't too far away with that headed effort. Could easily have been Desmond, just like yesterday.

8:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

You don't like Owl Face?

8:19 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

How about third place in the CL group stages still in Europe!

8:19 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

HT... long may it continue

8:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Not like yesterday as the Hornets lead Pool 2-1 at the half.

8:19 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Half time at Vicarage Road, then. The home side have been the more enterprising of the two. Deservedly in the lead going in.

8:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Alan Devonshire's Maidenhead are one up at the half vs Jeff's lads in their maiden season in the Conference.

8:20 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Barcelona have signed former Spurs midfield Paulinho for 36. 5 m

8:21 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Silly money. I had forgotten about that bloke and he's worth 36.5 million!

8:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway from Vicarage Road.

8:35 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm off to get the breakfast buffet, chaps - back before the end of this one.

8:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

He sure was a flop at the Spuds. Surprised he's worth that much or is that much any more?

8:36 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Second half underway at Vicarage Road
I have been to one match there. I went with the Flynns. They owned Safepac and lived next to the Worly Hotel
They are Spurs fans, so we saw Watford Spurs in the Hoddle days

8:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Klopp and Marco Silva in argument. Klopp must be unhappy that there's a stoppage in play.

8:37 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Managers having a little spat...not enough to count!


Players and managers can't complain about the acting and time wasting unless they stop doing it themselves!!

In Spain.. they are the worst hypocrites

8:37 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

WOW!! Their first season in the top flight was my senior year of high school, so that must have been in the mid 80s.

8:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Off to take Melanie to the high school. She's helping with the marching band before she leaves for college. Should be back in about ten minutes.

8:39 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

MUR, I sent this to Bob a few weeks ago
It is a link to live BBC 1

Match of the day is on at 10:30 UK time

https://www.firstone.tv/Live/United-Kingdom/BBC-One-4

8:40 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I have been looking at this site..if you click on UK there are more choices

8:41 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

MUTV

8:41 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Terrible cross by Mane... long may that continue!

8:42 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Ref gives the penalty!
Gomes went for the ball but it moved a split second before


Desmond

8:44 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Watford's new man from Burnley about to come on
Gray will be Watford's last sub

8:46 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Bugger... 3-2 Pool

Salah

8:46 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

12 goals in less than two games!!

8:47 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Liverpool doing exactly the same thing Arsenal did yesterday by scoring two goals in two minutes to take the lead... will it be the winning goal

8:48 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Andre Gray still hasn't made it on the field

8:50 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Finally he makes it on

8:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Yikes . Missed three goals in a dozen minutes. Two by Pool and one by Alan Devonshire's lads.

8:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

New signing, Andre Gray, is on for Okaka.

8:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm going to rewind and watch what I missed.

8:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Gomes Addams does well to tip over a pile driver from Moreno.

8:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!! Matip has a header off the bar from the corner taken by Trent Alexander-Arnold.

8:54 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Liverpool hit the bar

8:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now time to rewind.

8:54 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Just heard on 5 Live... Kasper Schmeichel is the only keeper to save a shot on target so far this season

8:55 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

West Ham have the same situation that Liverpool did last year.
Their first handful of games being played away from home
Last season, Liverpool were finishing their stand. West Ham won't be playing at home because the London Stadium is being used for the World Athletics Championships until today and then it has be made right for football

8:56 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

West Ham don't play at home until Monday Sept 11

8:57 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

5Live talking about how many header chances there have been so far this season... will this make teams actually try and CROSS the ball

9:02 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Minny almost dropped a clanger there

9:03 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Sleeve sponsors are allowed this season
Liverpool have Western Union... those telegrams are still popular!


I think United have Tinder!!!

9:04 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Looking through United glasses
Both these games have been promising.. both Arsenal and Liverpool with chances of losing.... sadly.... it looks like both will get away with it

9:06 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Surprising team news for Chelsea

Morata only on the bench... why?

Two changes from the Charity Shield
A twenty year starts AND lots of kids on the bench


Message sent by Conte... needs more players


How about not sending millions of players out on loan

9:08 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Burnley's bench stronger

9:08 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I put on my picks that Kennedy was on loan at SJP but I guess he's still at SB. He's on the bench

9:09 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Liverpool starting to waste time... Minny gets a card for time wasting.. he doesn't care

I really think they need to address the clock issue

9:17 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

5 added minutes

9:20 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Liverpool making pointless change... just to waste time!

9:20 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Free kick chance for Watford.... come on... get the equalizer


In it comes, scramble.... cleared... shot...saved... corner

9:22 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

GOAL!!!!!!!!

Scramble at the front post!!!!!


LOVELEY JUBBLEY

9:22 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

7 goals
6 goals

What the hell is happening in the Premier

9:23 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

WAY HAY !!! Max Britos ties it in from close range to make it 3-3 with a close range scrappy goal in stoppage time

9:24 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The corner was a pathetic front post cross.. Not a good clearance, shot/cross deflected on to bar by Minny....bungled in from one inch

9:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Alan Devonshire's Maidenhead leading Jeff's lads 2-1 in stoppage time. What's happened to them?

9:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Really scrappy, but they all count.

9:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's finished Devonshire's lads 2 Jeff's lads 1.

9:26 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Watford man had a header chance but got a knock on the head
Been down for awhile
Surely the ref will blow up anyway

No they keep playing

9:26 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Full time

What a start to the season

2 games down 13 goals

Only 378 games to go

9:27 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's over and a wild one finished 3-3.

9:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Half a dozen goals this match plus half a baker's dozen at the EM makes a total of a baker's dozen goals scored in two Prem match.

9:28 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

a goal every 14 minutes

9:33 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Off for walkies
I'll be back after the 3 o'clockers get going

9:41 AM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Morning chaps. I woke up in time to see Watford job Liverpool at the death.

I've been under the impression that NBCSports was not showing all the matches this year for free and that some of the ones they stream on the web will require a paid subscription. Did I just get that from a bad dream? It looks like bizniz as usual today, Chelski v Burnley on the telly, and Stoke v Everton on CNBC and the rest of the Premiership 10am kickoffs on the streaming NBCSports Extra. I've been experiencing anxiety over this for weeks. Was I wrong?

9:44 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Morning, Gooner - welcome!

9:52 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It appears that our anxiety was for naught, mate. I was worried that I'd lose the Leeds coverage that I was used to on BEin, but now I've seen two matches on the trot on ESPN. And another next weekend. It's normal service resumed and then some.

9:54 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The team news out of Stamford Bridge as the champions start their title defense:

Chelsea
XI: Courtois; Rudiger, Luiz, Cahill; Azpilicueta, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Willian, Batshuayi, Boga

Subs: Caballero, Christensen, Tomori, Kenedy, Scott, Musonda, Morata

Burnley
XI: Heaton; Lowton, Tarkowsi, Mee, Ward; Cork, Defour; Gudmundsson, Hendrick, Brady; Vokes

Subs: Taylor, Arfield, Westwood, Walters, Pope, Long, Barnes

9:55 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The first question I've got for Conte is - why the hell is Morata on the bench? I've got eight points riding on that boy. Come on!

9:56 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

We're about to get going at the Bridge and elsewhere.

10:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Back for the 10 AMERS, which are underway

10:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning, Gooner. You must still be exhausted from watching that match yesterday

10:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm using the PIP , Chelsea vs Burnley on NBCSN and the Toffees vs the Potters on CNBC

10:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

An early booking for MArcos Alonso for being a naughty boy.

10:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ben Mee heads on the long free kick from Brady that's easily gathered by Courtois.

10:03 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Still waiting for that first red card in the Premiership. A lot of PPPers are out of the picture.

Gooner is still in with a shout with Brighton's Dale Stephens, though.

10:03 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Early free kick effort for Burnley comes to nothing.

10:04 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A very early sending off and an early goal! Bobby Reid has scored for Bristol City in their match against Birmingham at St Andrews. Meanwhile at the Madekski Stadium, Fulham’s Tomas Kalas has been sent off after just 31 seconds in his team’s match against Fulham. Thirty-one seconds!!!

10:06 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It's all happening in the Championship.

10:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bristol City take the lead at St. Andrews. Brum beat them on the last day of last season to clinch survival

10:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Yikes! It sure is.

10:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ross County take the lead vs Aberdeen as do Rangers vs Hibs,.

10:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Tangerines take the lead vs the Fake Dons as does Wycombe at your midweek League Cup opponents.

10:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Burnley hanging on with some last ditch clearances.

10:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I guess Conte figures it's only Burnley, so he figures he can bring Morata on in reserve.

10:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Same old Roon, dragging a shot about ten yards off target.

10:13 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

RUDDY NORAH!!! GARY CAHILL SENT OFF EARLY DOORS. CHELSEA SOWN TO TEN MEN.

10:13 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh my word! Gary Cahill has been sent off! First red card in the Premiership.

10:14 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

XXX tackle there - studs up - no excuse. He had to go.

10:15 AM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

I'm sorry not to get points for that horror show tackle from Cahill. What's happened to him, too old to keep up with play,?

10:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The right decision from Craig Pawson as Cahill had two feet wrapped around Defour's ankle. Rather nasty and horribly mistimed.

10:15 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Well, no one picked Cahill, so we're down to just one point in that category for the first player in the pool.

10:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Not so Fab as he's booked for a rash challenge on Mee. Two yellows , a red, and no goals.

10:16 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I am back
Walking up the driveway as I listen to Cahill getting a straight Red...Lovely jubbley

10:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

He sure wasn't on my radar, but he was on Defour's

10:17 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Chelsea fans now baying for blood every time a Burnley player makes a challenge. Conte making an immediate change now.

10:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Boga lasts only seventeen minutes on his debut as Conte responds by bringing on Christiansen.

10:18 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Where the hell are the goals!!



Burnley get the ball in the net.. whistle blew before hand

10:19 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Andre Christensen on to replace Boga.

10:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The third match in a row that Chelsea have had a player sent off. They did in the FA Cup Final and Charity Shield.

10:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Welcome back, UWS. Cahill sent off for an x rated tackle.

10:20 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I hope that Cahill hasn't got too old to keep up with the play - he'll be England's first choice center back next summer, after all. I think he was just reaching for the ball after having overrun it and went in studs up. Had to go.

10:20 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Weren't those other two Victor Moses for simulation?

10:20 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Just checked the other channels in the 420s... it says no Prem games scheduled... what a bummer


I've turned it to CNBC for a bit for the Goodison match

10:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It will e a nice vacation for Cahill. He will be available for two World Cup qualifiers , but will be suspneded at club level for the next three domestic matches. He should make his return in the CL then a few days later in the Prem.

10:21 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Managers at Goodison Park today have something in common
What is it?

If you were listening... no answering

10:22 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Tigers take the lead vs Richard Burton. That's expected.

10:22 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I was on the road taking Elizabeth shopping. They both played for Barca. I think at different times.

10:23 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Another goal in the Championship: Barnsley lead Ipswich Town 1-0, with Tom Bradshaw getting the goal after 16 minutes.

10:23 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! EX LEEDS PLAYER, SAM VOKES, GIVES BURNLEY A SHOCK LEAD AT THE DRAWBRIDGE.

10:24 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Big Sam Vokes has put Burnley into the lead now! It's all gone pear shaped for Chelsea!!!

10:24 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Damn it... missed the Burnley goal!

10:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Actually, nice slick footie from Burnley, starting with a throw from Tom Heaton and culminating in a cross from ex Blade , Matty Lowton and volleyed in by Former LUFC player, Sam Vokes. Well placed, but Courtois should have done better

10:26 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Huddersfield have also taken the lead early doors. So two of the sides I'd picked for relegation are winning!

10:26 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Something more in common

10:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Terriers take the lead at Selhurst Park on a day of surprises.

10:27 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

WOW!!

Me too

10:27 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

TWO NIL

10:27 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Huddersfield Town... top of the table!!!

10:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

YIKES!!!! The Terriers are two up at Selhurst. A Joel Ward OG and Steve Mourie. Two in tow minutes.

10:29 AM  

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