Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 8: Open Thread

 Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 8: Open Thread

The Merseyside derby is always one of the biggest Premier League matches on the English football calendar, and today is no different after everything that has happened to Everton and Liverpool this season.

In previous years, many of the Merseyside derbies I’ve watched are clouded in fog, literally. I seem to remember that many of them in the 70s and 80s were played on foggy days. So hopefully the weather will shine kindly for the Blues and Reds of Merseyside this Sunday morning.

Of course the Merseyside derby isn’t the only game played today. Blackpool plays Manchester City later in what will certainly be a clash between David and Goliath.

Feel free to post your rants, comments, observations or questions about today’s matches in the comments section below.

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4 Responses to Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 8: Open Thread

  1. goalz says:

    Apparently, if you go out and spend on players like Man City, they might as well get all of the calls too. How is it that Tevez was able to clip the heel of a Blackpool player with the ball in order to gain possession and score without a foul being called? How was that allowed RIGHT IN FRONT of Phil Dowd. Sad.

  2. Stephen says:

    Once again we saw a Liverpool side devoid of any tactical awareness. They look absolutely horrible. They only got into the game after Everton took a 2-0 lead and sat back to counter-attack. At this rate Liverpool will end up in the bottom quarter of the league. Hodgson is a nice man but he seems to be clueless about how to get his side to play well. It’s not just that they are losing but that they are playing worse than at anytime in their recent history. Unless a change is made I fear the bleeding will not stop.

    Everton took the game to Liverpool and even at the end when Moyes took off Arteta he went with a striker as his replacement. Everton had Pienaar, Fellaini and Saha out with injury but the way they played those players were never missed. Moyes definitely knows how to get the best from his players and his tactics today were spot on. Well done to Everton. They are on their way up unlike their neighbors who are sliding down very fast.

  3. Toblerone says:

    Manchester City showed today that even when they are not playing well they can get a good result. The mark of a top-4 team. I really believe that this season they, rather than United, will battle Chelsea at the top. Too early to tell for sure but the signs are good for City.

    Liverpool on the other hand are in shambles. They may have sorted out their ownership problem but Hodgson looks out of his depth managing Liverpool and getting anything from his team. It’s only a matter of time before NESV realise that he is the wrong man for the job. Who to hire will be the major question. Some think Martin O’Neill is the right man for the job. I’m not so sure but right now he cannot do worse than Hodgson.

  4. jon says:


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