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Opening Day Premier League Fixtures - 2013/14

Postby Steely Hill » Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:22 am

Sat 17 Aug 2013
Arsenal v Aston Villa 15:00
Chelsea v Hull 15:00
Crystal Palace v Tottenham 15:00
Liverpool v Stoke 15:00
Man City v Newcastle 15:00
Norwich v Everton 15:00
Sunderland v Fulham 15:00
Swansea v Man Utd 15:00
West Brom v Southampton 15:00
West Ham v Cardiff 15:00

obviously the kick off times and days will change once Sky get their hands on the fixture list and i'd be amazed if the Plod allow West Ham and Cardiff to kick off any time after 1pm but they are the opening games.

let the games begin
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Postby Hams » Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:53 am

Its a fix!

We should be able to beat Cardiff on the opening day of the season what ever time we play against them.

Man City v Newcastle looks like the pick of the fixtures
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Postby Hams » Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:56 am

I see that England manager Roy Hodgson had had a go at the Premier League this
morning due to the scheduling of Arsenal v Spurs and Liverpool v Man Utd before a crucial weekend for the national team.
I don't agree with the view though that this is the reason why were not very good!
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Postby Seamus » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:45 pm

When I seen our first 5 fixtures, including the Chelsea game and away to City my first thought was 'Swansea away?, oh .!!!!'

Its a real toughie as going away to Cardiff might be too. I prefer to go to the promoted teams grounds after xmas!.
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Postby mrtz » Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:01 pm

Excited for this season. US will probably have the best Premier League in the world.

NBC Sports showed why they made the best offer vs. Fox and ESPN by showing ALL the games during the whole season!

EVERY. GAME.

Their mobile app also includes pre and post game shows for each game.

No more dodgy streams!!!
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Postby Gazza-LFC » Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:04 pm

I'm moving to America,make room for us please Marty :D
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Postby Conner99 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:45 pm

Arsenal v Aston Villa .....i will be expecting us to beat Villa at home , i hope we are able to show a few new faces by the time we play them .
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Postby Sparkyjinx » Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:46 pm

I can't wait, it has been a long summer.

I am excited, I love the opening day hope & expectation, new players and kits on display (yes, Kits Hams not the other sorry) freshly manicured pitches and sunshine in the eyes of sunglassed fans.

Bring it on.

...though I would have preferred a more favourable home tie, away to Palace could be dead tricky with the Eagles looking to impress.
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Postby MateuszPuma » Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:09 pm

On begin, Liverpool will play with Stoke at home. Since season 2009-10, we just can't win the first fixture match. So I don't think that it will change. Draw is most likely. Also Stoke's win is not ruled out, but no. Of course Liverpool's victory is possible too, but I don't believe too much in it.
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Postby Hams » Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:12 pm

Here is how the opening weekend of the season will look.

Sat 17/08/13
Liverpool 12 : 45 Stoke City
Arsenal 15 : 00 Aston Villa
Norwich City 15 : 00 Everton
Sunderland 15 : 00 Fulham
West Bromwich … 15 : 00 Southampton
West Ham United 15 : 00 Cardiff City
Swansea City 17 : 30 Manchester United

Sun 18/08/13
Crystal Palace 13 : 30 Tottenham Hotspur
Chelsea 16 : 00 Hull City

Mon 19/08/13
Manchester City 20 : 00 Newcastle United
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Postby mrtz » Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:46 pm

Advertising has gone to subway cars now! City, Liverpool, United, Chelsea, and Arsenal all have custom subway car wraps.

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And just to emphasize.

EVERY. GAME.

I cannot freaking wait.
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Postby Hams » Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:56 pm

:lol:

I heard about those Liverpool subway cars.

Is it true that passengers are given a letter saying what words they're not allowed to use before boarding them?
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Postby mrtz » Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:06 pm

Hams wrote::lol:

I heard about those Liverpool subway cars.

Is it true that passengers are given a letter saying what words they're not allowed to use before boarding them?


If you live in NYC, it is in your best interest NOT to say anything in a subway car :lol:
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Postby Hams » Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:10 pm

mrtz wrote:
Hams wrote::lol:

I heard about those Liverpool subway cars.

Is it true that passengers are given a letter saying what words they're not allowed to use before boarding them?


If you live in NYC, it is in your best interest NOT to say anything in a subway car :lol:


Just like in London then!

PS - If I was on the underground and a tube train turned up in Chelsea or Arsenal's colours I'd wait on the platform for the next one.
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Postby mrtz » Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:14 pm

Hams wrote:
mrtz wrote:
Hams wrote::lol:

I heard about those Liverpool subway cars.

Is it true that passengers are given a letter saying what words they're not allowed to use before boarding them?


If you live in NYC, it is in your best interest NOT to say anything in a subway car :lol:


Just like in London then!

PS - If I was on the underground and a tube train turned up in Chelsea or Arsenal's colours I'd wait on the platform for the next one.


:lol: My trains run in the less touristy sides of the City, so no wraps there, sadly :(
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Postby Conner99 » Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:54 pm

Hams wrote:Here is how the opening weekend of the season will look.

Sat 17/08/13
Liverpool 12 : 45 Stoke City
Arsenal 15 : 00 Aston Villa
Norwich City 15 : 00 Everton
Sunderland 15 : 00 Fulham
West Bromwich … 15 : 00 Southampton
West Ham United 15 : 00 Cardiff City
Swansea City 17 : 30 Manchester United

Sun 18/08/13
Crystal Palace 13 : 30 Tottenham Hotspur
Chelsea 16 : 00 Hull City

Mon 19/08/13
Manchester City 20 : 00 Newcastle United


gone are the days when all matches started at 3.00pm ..its all TV controlled now ....
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Postby Hams » Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:17 am

Conner99 wrote:
Hams wrote:Here is how the opening weekend of the season will look.

Sat 17/08/13
Liverpool 12 : 45 Stoke City
Arsenal 15 : 00 Aston Villa
Norwich City 15 : 00 Everton
Sunderland 15 : 00 Fulham
West Bromwich … 15 : 00 Southampton
West Ham United 15 : 00 Cardiff City
Swansea City 17 : 30 Manchester United

Sun 18/08/13
Crystal Palace 13 : 30 Tottenham Hotspur
Chelsea 16 : 00 Hull City

Mon 19/08/13
Manchester City 20 : 00 Newcastle United


gone are the days when all matches started at 3.00pm ..its all TV controlled now ....


We also have this new BT Sport Channel now as well as Sky to deal with.
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Postby mrtz » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:18 pm

I'd like to take some time to commend NBC Sports on their coverage of opening weekend.

It is everything I expected it to be - complete, comprehensive coverage.

Best of all, it was SIMPLE. Sure, there was the hype pieces in the beginning, but they were nothing more than highlights from each team with a primer of who they are. No overdrawn story lines, no forced stories.

Their panel was an immense upgrade from the Fox crew that included the likes of Eric Wynalda and Alexi Lalas (brutal), and much better then ESPN's that feature Tommy Smyth. Sad not to have Ian Darke and Steve McManaman calling the games, but I'd take Martin Tyler any day of the week over Gus Johnson.

My only complaint (and it's a very minor one) is that the play by play seemed to be a half-second ahead of the video - something that should be sorted out by this weekend.

Match of the Day is a dream come true. They use original commentary (as opposed to the BBC version) which I think adds a bit more authenticity as it is genuine, real-time reactions from the commentary booth. Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle, and Robbie Mustow have great chemistry, are very likable, and most importantly, got straight to the point.

10 minutes of highlights, player/manager interviews, analysis. Simple. Earle and Mustow do a great job breaking down key moments and do not obsess or sensationalize storyline like the Fox and ESPN crews used to do.

I give a resounding A for their coverage. Other than the half-second discrepancy, everything else was well done.
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