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Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 11: Open Thread


After an exhausting but exhilarating day of Premier League football yesterday (especially after Swansea’s emotional, for me, draw), we have the prospect of three Premier League matches to look forward to. First, don’t forget that if you live in the United States, the clocks have gone back one hour.

The first game to kick off our Sunday features Wolverhampton Wanderers against Wigan Athletic. Any game these days involving Wolves is a must-see, especially at home. There’ll be a ton of pressure on Wolves to get the early goal. If Wigan score first, will the Wolves supporters give the players and Mick McCarthy the encouragement and support to lift the team? For Wigan, meanwhile, they have to get a point or, better yet, all three points. If Wigan want to stay up this season, getting a win against Wolves would be a perfect test.

Following the Wolves game is Bolton against Stoke. And then the third and final match of the day is the London derby between Fulham and Tottenham, which will see manager Martin Jol facing the old side he used to manage. Tottenham’s run of good form is bound to end sooner or later. Could they come undone at Craven Cottage?

You know the drill. Before, during and after the games today, post your comments, questions, rants and raves in the comments section below. Spoilers are allowed.

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7 Responses to Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 11: Open Thread

  1. James says:

    Both McCarthy and Coyle are under enormous pressure to win today otherwise they could be the first to get the sack. Tricky fix tures fro both men as Wigan can play well at times and if they do so today that could be trouble for Wolves. Stoke are always a threat and having lost a couple in a row will be looking to bounce back.

    Fulham vs Spurs look like a good derby. Fulham are still finsing their feet with a new manager and Spurs are flying high. Jol will want to beat his former club so there’s added interest in this one. I think a draw might be in the cards.

  2. The Gaffer says:

    I think it’s time to drop Hugo Rodallega. But the problem is, there’s no depth at Wigan.

    The Gaffer

  3. The Gaffer says:

    The player I feel sorry for at Wigan is Ali Al-Habsi. He’s a great goalkeeper but his defense in front of him is awful. No matter how many wonderful saves Al-Habsi makes, it seems his defenders never bail him out.

    The Gaffer

  4. IanCransonsKnees says:

    I hope some of you picked up on my tip for this weekend and had money on Bolton, I did and it’s helped to soften the blow a little. It’s not a surprise to those of us who attend the Britannia Stadium regularly. Away followings are down simply on the back of Pulis not having a clue how to play away from home. Europe doesn’t help but it’s no excuse for the drubbings we’re getting at the minute.

    Personally the first thing I’d do is drop Begovic and put Sorensen in for the next few games. Huth and Shawcross at centre back and Wilkinson and Higginbottom at full backs. Back to basics and get back to grinding a little.

  5. Bentley says:

    Glad I watched the Tottenham – Fulham game. That score line does Fulham no justice for how hard they worked that second half. But that’s just it, they only worked that second half.

    • MrMcGoog says:

      Perfect example of hard work NOT paying off. Tottenham overwhelmed Fulham with their quality players. Spurs finished, cottagers did not.

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