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2018/2019 Premier League Discussion

Post by Jay29 on Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:36 pm

The new fixture list will be announced in a few a days. In the meantime, there have been some significant developments.

Firstly, there'll be a winter break from 2019-2020 onwards.



I've long advocated this, so I'm pleased we'll be trying it out.

For UK based viewers, the significant news is that Amazon purchased the remaining TV package and will start showing 20 games per season from 2019 onwards.



They'll be showing all 10 games from one bank holiday, and another 10 games from a random mid-week round. Prime members won't have to pay extra.


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Re: 2018/2019 Premier League Discussion

Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce on Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:39 pm

Pretty sure the Prime stuff has been confirmed Jay.


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Re: 2018/2019 Premier League Discussion

Post by Abramovich on Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:40 pm

Free for Prime members AFAIK.
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Re: 2018/2019 Premier League Discussion

Post by Firenze on Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:45 pm

Yeah I read yesterday that it's free for Prime members, so 7.99 a month.

They have a pretty meh package tbf. But I imagine it's just the start of things to come.

Fully agree with the mid season break even if I enjoyed the congested fixture schedule.


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Re: 2018/2019 Premier League Discussion

Post by Jay29 on Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:45 pm

I just checked and you're all correct. Thumbs up

More details on the winter break:

- Will be in February, so all the festive fixtures will remain unchanged
- Break will be staggered across two weeks, with five games on the first weekend and five games the following weekend
- FA Cup 5th round will now be mid-week and no longer have replays
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Re: 2018/2019 Premier League Discussion

Post by Firenze on Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:46 pm

well, nevermind then. I figured it made sense to have it during the regular festive season.
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Re: 2018/2019 Premier League Discussion

Post by Firenze on Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:47 pm

Cardiff and Fulham expected to do decently this upcoming season or fight a relegation battle? know nothing of them last season but I expect Wolves to do well.
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Re: 2018/2019 Premier League Discussion

Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce on Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:48 pm

This is a pretty good compromise all things considered.

Although it does consolidate one thing, February is the worst month of the year imo.

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Re: 2018/2019 Premier League Discussion

Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce on Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:49 pm

@Firenze wrote:Cardiff and Fulham expected to do decently this upcoming season or fight a relegation battle? know nothing of them last season but I expect Wolves to do well.


I think Fulham will do well, expect Cardiff to suck though.

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Re: 2018/2019 Premier League Discussion

Post by Jay29 on Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:57 pm

It's the best we could hope for because a lot of people were against scrapping the Boxing Day/New Year's day game and moving the FA Cup third round. At least this way the players get a weekend off after the annual pile-up.

As for Fulham and Cardiff: Fulham have a decent squad and a great coach, but I worry they'll be too open (basically another Blackpool or Bournemouth). Cardiff have the worst squad in the league but they're basically 2008 Stoke under Pulis so I wouldn't be surprised if they did well.
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Re: 2018/2019 Premier League Discussion

Post by Jay29 on Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:03 am

The first round of Premier League fixtures:

Arsenal vs Manchester City
Bournemouth vs Cardiff
Fulham vs Crystal Palace
Huddersfield vs Chelsea
Liverpool vs West Ham
Manchester United vs Leicester
Newcastle vs Tottenham
Southampton vs Burnley
Watford vs Brighton
Wolves vs Everton

Will have the first five for the top six + Newcastle in a few moments.
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Re: 2018/2019 Premier League Discussion

Post by Jay29 on Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:15 am

First five games:

Arsenal

Man City (H)
Chelsea (A)
West Ham (H)
Cardiff (A)
Newcastle (A)

Chelsea

Huddersfield (A)
Arsenal (H)
Newcastle (A)
Bournemouth (H)
Cardiff (H)

Liverpool

West Ham (H)
Palace (A)
Brighton (H)
Leicester (A)
Tottenham (A)

Manchester City

Arsenal (A)
Huddersfield (H)
Wolves (A)
Newcastle (H)
Fulham (H)

Manchester United

Leicester (H)
Brighton (A)
Tottenham (H)
Burnley (A)
Watford (A)

Newcastle

Tottenham (H)
Cardiff (A)
Chelsea (H)
Man City (A)
Arsenal (H)

Tottenham

Newcastle (A)
Fulham (H)
Man Utd (A)
Watford (H)
Liverpool (A)
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Re: 2018/2019 Premier League Discussion

Post by BarrileteCosmico on Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:08 am

Bielsa joins Leeds United. Championship >>> EPL this season

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Re: 2018/2019 Premier League Discussion

Post by RealGunner on Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:10 am

Wonder how long will he last there. It's an interesting appointment though. Definitely will get people watching Leeds.
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Re: 2018/2019 Premier League Discussion

Post by RealGunner on Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:11 am

@Jay29 wrote:First five games:

Arsenal

Man City (H)
Chelsea (A)
West Ham (H)
Cardiff (A)
Newcastle (A)


disgusting ffs
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Re: 2018/2019 Premier League Discussion

Post by BarrileteCosmico on Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:11 am

1 year contract with automatic extension if they get promoted

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Re: 2018/2019 Premier League Discussion

Post by BarrileteCosmico on Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:12 am

@RealGunner wrote:
@Jay29 wrote:First five games:

Arsenal

Man City (H)
Chelsea (A)
West Ham (H)
Cardiff (A)
Newcastle (A)


disgusting ffs


1 top 4 team, 1 top 6 team, 1 midtable team, 1 lower half team, and 1 relegation candidate. What's so disgusting about this? Seems about right to me.

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Re: 2018/2019 Premier League Discussion

Post by Hapless_Hans on Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:07 am

@BarrileteCosmico wrote:Bielsa joins Leeds United. Championship >>> EPL this season

@RealGunner wrote:Wonder how long will he last there. It's an interesting appointment though. Definitely will get people watching Leeds.

@BarrileteCosmico wrote:1 year contract with automatic extension if they get promoted


I'm willing to bet he will not be there on match day 1 after all. Too much can go wrong in 2 months of talking with club officials.
He seems to me like the kind of guy where one wrongly perceived word can trigger his paranoid streak

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Re: 2018/2019 Premier League Discussion

Post by Jay29 on Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:16 am

It's an initial two-year contract.

A manager who might not even turn up to work on day one at a club who sacks their manager every three months and has one of the nuttier owners in England. It's either going to be train wreck or something beautiful.

Also, imagine Bielsa's pressing being used for a 46 game season when it can barely be sustained for 38 games Laughing
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