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With Ligue 1 starting this weekend, good time to start up the thread for the season. 

 

l'OM starts with Dijon, so hopefully an easy win to start the season. 

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Okay, couple things. 

 

This ref is terrible, missed a couple handballs against Dijon (including one that would be a penalty kick) and calling imaginary fouls. 

 

That said, Dijon is playing defence really well today. 

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ARSENAL ACTUALLY WON A GAME ON MATCHDAY ONE HOW

 

But in all seriousness, the game was pretty bad for Arsenal except for the short instances where Arsenal could actually get a shot off and score. Lacazette scoring within two minutes of his debut ain't too shabby, either. And Vardy was absolutely amazing this game.

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Did Chelsea swap bodies with Sunderland? 3-0 down and not at the half yet!

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And Liverpool drew Watford 3-3 earler today. Apparently nobody's backliners have gotten the memo that the season has started.

 

Edit: Now Chelsea are not only down 3-1 but down to 9 men (following a straight red for Cahill and two yellows for Fabregas).

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At least Brighton/Man City is going the way I expected. What a crazy first week so far.

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Proud of Spurs for their win this weekend. Now just freakin sign someone. 

 

Huddersfield is by far the biggest surprise of the weekend. Good on em though. 

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Liverpool travel to Hoffenheim tomorrow for their UCL qualifier. Hoffenheim scored the most goals from set pieces in the Bundesliga last year. Liverpool, in case you're wondering, are quite bad at defending set pieces. 

 

Whoo boy. 

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Didn't get to watch Spurs today. not please with the results, especially when you look at match facts. 

 

I wonder if they need to start looking at a new keeper. Lloris is really good but is due for a brain fart now and again. Sigh. 

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6 hours ago, vicfurth said:

Didn't get to watch Spurs today. not please with the results, especially when you look at match facts. 

 

I wonder if they need to start looking at a new keeper. Lloris is really good but is due for a brain fart now and again. Sigh. 

I also don't think it helps that Spurs are playing at Wembley this season as well, as we already know their form when they play there. They should adjust to that, however.

 

Meanwhile, Arsenal was embarrassed, although I will admit Jesé scored a nice debut goal...

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12 hours ago, PaperThin said:

I also don't think it helps that Spurs are playing at Wembley this season as well, as we already know their form when they play there. They should adjust to that, however.

 

Meanwhile, Arsenal was embarrassed, although I will admit Jesé scored a nice debut goal...

 

Didnt think we'd both be chasing down Huddersfield for a CL spot lol. 

 

BTW, ManU looks deadly. 

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Yeah, heading into the season I thought Chelsea and Man City were gonna be huge powerhouses, which it's still early to tell, but ManU is already showing that Lukaku is gonna be the best signing of the Premier League season (IMO).

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Liverpool beat Hoffenheim 6-3 on aggregate to advance to the UCL proper. They got an extremely friendly group draw - Spartak Moscow, Sevilla, and Maribor. Tottenham on the other hand... Whew. Real and Dortmund. Yeesh. 

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5 hours ago, TrueYankee26 said:

Zlatan is back at Old Trafford.

 

AFC Ajax will not qualify for the main tournament of the UCL or UEL since 1966.

Well, kind of. They didn’t play in Europe in 1990/91 after being suspended.

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8 hours ago, ninersdd said:

Ouchtown population you Arsenal.

The fact that 4-0 is a flattering scoreline really tells you all you need to know. Total domination by Liverpool. 

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