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Premier League Super Sunday, Gameweek 22: Open Thread

super sunday sky Premier League Super Sunday, Gameweek 22: Open Thread

The whole week has been building up to this: the double-header featuring Manchester City against Tottenham Hotspur followed by Arsenal and Manchester United. So much is on the line. Not just three points, but also pride and bragging rights.

It’s not only a big game for all four clubs involved, but it’s also a big day for FOX in the United States as the Arsenal versus Man United match is the first-ever live Premier League match shown on US network television. How will Rob Stone, Piers Morgan and Eric Wynalda do? We’ll have to wait and see.

Before, during and after the game today, share your questions, observations, rants and raves in the comment section below. May the best teams win.

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44 Responses to Premier League Super Sunday, Gameweek 22: Open Thread

  1. Jon says:

    Dumb card by Clichy. I’d run Lennon at him constantly (or switch Bale and let him have a go.)

    • The Gaffer says:

      I agree. Clichy is going to have a hard time staying on the pitch at this rate. Spurs is looking great so far.

      The Gaffer

  2. The Gaffer says:

    Anyone know when was the last time that Tottenham lost when Ledley King was in the side? Is it August 2010??

    The Gaffer

  3. Ivan says:

    David Silva, player of the season in the Premier League so far. He is the creative force behind City’s success, what a through ball for Nasri, good finish as well.
    Funny, most Citeh games I’ve seen this season, they just sleepwalk through the first half, and show up in the 2nd a completely different side.

  4. The Gaffer says:


    End to end action, great advertisement for the Premier League. It’s going to be hard for Arsenal-Man United to out-entertain this one.

    The Gaffer

  5. Jon says:

    Well, this has been a fun last 5 mins…

  6. The Gaffer says:

    How many babies today will be born with the name Gareth? ;)

    The Gaffer

  7. Matt says:

    riveting stuff. so glad i set my alarm to wake me up when halftime was ending

    • The Gaffer says:

      First half was good quality, but the second half has been far better, so you didn’t miss too much Matt :)

      The Gaffer

  8. rej4sl says:

    I am mad — keep checking the weather forecast … seems stable enough for Fox 9 not to interrupt the game so far …… but we will see ……. coffee pot on for game time …. and alarm set to wake husband so all ready to go ….. just hope spurs win this one :)

    • Jim says:

      I like this comment because Fox9 is the local station for me, too, near the Twin Cities. If they somehow interrupt it, I’ll be quite angry. The freezing rain hasn’t started yet, so that shouldn’t be a problem. Freak tornado maybe? Let’s go Gunners!

  9. jtm371 says:

    that crap has to be taken out of the game.that was a stomp hope he gets suspended bush league.

    • The Gaffer says:

      Unfortunately Spurs is playing for the draw, so a lot of the excitement has been taken out of the game. It’s a shame because Tottenham could have gone for the jugular to get a late winner. Game is not over yet though.

      Poor form by Lescott and Balotelli.

      Definitely a cup tie feel to this game.

      The Gaffer

  10. jtm371 says:

    what a crock that POS thug is now the hero.someday karma is going to kick his ass.

  11. tim says:

    Ledley King!!! U stupid stupid man!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. The Gaffer says:

    I would be shocked, absolutely stunned, if Arsenal against Manchester United will be more entertaining than Manchester City against Tottenham Hotspur. What a game. So many talking points!

    The Gaffer

  13. COYS says:

    City donkeys go tromping on. So whack.

  14. Ryan says:

    Feeling pretty gutted as a Spurs fan, but it was fun to watch nevertheless. Nice to see displays of class and sportsmanship from Parker, Richards and Lescott, but I’m disappointed with Balotelli’s childish antics yet again. England has some immense full-back talent in Richards and Walker, but I think Richards has to be in the starting XI with his play thus far this season. He’s full of pace and strength.

    • Ryan says:

      Before any other Spurs fans call me out for it, I do not believe that Lescott’s elbow on Kaboul was intentional, although it was perhaps reckless. What I was referring to was when Defoe went down with a calf cramp after Lescott’s challenge and he came back over to help him stretch it out. It’s rare to see that sort of sportsmanship in the game these days.

  15. jtm371 says:

    i would like to hear from the city fans how they justify their thug not being red carded.i am not a Spurs fan just want a clean match.someday somebody will have to make a stand but since he has talent they will all look away.

  16. The Gaffer says:

    Doesn’t look good for Phil Jones. Hope he’s alright, especially with Euro 2012 just around the corner.

    The Gaffer

  17. tim says:

    Insipid first half at the Emirates. Literally, dead game, dead atmosphere. The curtain seems to be closing on this rivalry between Arsenal & United. Not any clear cut chances in the match at all apart from that Antonio Valencia header. The crowd was also quiet, which didn’t help much. But the first half of the City-Tottenham game wasn’t good either. Let’s hope the second half is better and goes in Arsenal’s favor. We need to increase our tempo in the second half with Oxlade-Chamberlain and Walcott running down the wings and Van Persie in the middle. We need Alex Song and Aaron Ramsey to work together in the second half to break up United’s moves and provide those one or two killer passes that can tear at the heart of the United defense. Very gutted with the Arsenal performance. The Arsenal seem to have run out of ammunition….Ramsey is good but not of the same ilk as Wilshere or Fabregas. Walcott still can’t cross the ball into the box. THE ARSENAL NEED TO RELOAD THEIR AMMUNITION BEFORE THE START OF THE SECOND HALF. GO U GUNNERS!

  18. The Gaffer says:

    Nico Yennaris? Looks like he’s making his Premier League debut. Nothing like being thrown into the deep-end.

    The Gaffer

  19. jtm371 says:

    RVP just pulled a Torres.

  20. bluemoon70 says:

    This sh*t ain’t in HD????? FOX sucks ass.

    • whitesun69 says:

      Comment fail.

      Cool guys don’t realize yet? FOX transmits in HD. Your provider may be giving it to you in SD.

      Commenter sucks ass.

  21. The Gaffer says:

    Andrey Arshavin better produce something in the last 12 minutes. If United win this one, then the pressure will be on Wenger for taking off Oxlade-Chamberlain.

    The Gaffer

    • REDblooded American says:

      What is it with Wenger and Arshavin? I do not understand this — shaking head, shaking head, putting head in hands, SIGH

      And…wait a minute…didn’t Paul Scholes retire? I missed the beginning of the match. Gaffer, can you bring me up to speed?

  22. jtm371 says:

    how is the sub look for AW.WOW

  23. Guy says:

    Chant from United fans, “Arsene, Arsene he’s our man. He put Arshavin in!”

  24. Jon says:

    Fox in Atlanta not only tape-delayed the game, but then couldn’t even bother to air the HD feed. Their Facebook page is getting lit up right now.

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