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Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 36: Open Thread

number 36 Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 36: Open Thread

In today’s Premier League Saturday Open Thread, I’m going to do things differently and have some of the astute EPL Talk readers who are on Twitter (who follow @epltalk) to tell you and I which matches they’re most looking forward to watching today on TV and why.

Let’s begin with:

arsenal stoke tiff Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 36: Open Thread

Followed by the match of the day, in my opinion:

wigan newcastle tiff Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 36: Open Thread

At the same time that match is going on (at 10am ET/3pm BST), we also can watch:

fulham everton tiff Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 36: Open Thread

In the other matches of the day, let’s not forget West Bromwich Albion at home against Aston Villa. If Villa loses this one, all hell will break loose among the Villa supporters.

Sunderland against Bolton is another important match. Owen Coyle’s side will be continuing their good away form and playing against a very strong Martin O’Neill side who may be thinking about a holiday in the sun.

Plus there’s Swansea against Wolves. I’ll be watching this one. If the Swans can win the game, it’ll guarantee them a 14th place finish or higher (and £3 million extra revenue more than they would get if they finished in 15th position). For a club who doesn’t have as much money as other Premier League sides, £3 million is a lot of money.

Last, but not least, there’s Norwich against Liverpool from Carrow Road. Expect the Canaries to come out guns a-blazing in this one. I believe they still have a point to prove, and they’ll want to finish above Swansea. For Liverpool meanwhile, it’s a dress rehearsal for Steven Gerrard who should be back to gain some match fitness before next week’s big match in the FA Cup Final. I have a feeling Liverpool will have their minds on the cup final, not beating Norwich.

Before, during and after today’s Premier League matches, share your rants, raves, questions and observations in the comments section below.


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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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