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Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 8: Open Thread

number 81 Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 8: Open Thread

After an entertaining Saturday yesterday, today’s two matches are of upmost importance. First up is the Tyne-Wear derby between Sunderland and Newcastle United. It’s been yonks since Sunderland have beaten the Geordies, so the pressure is on the Black Cats to record a rare victory against a Newcastle team that has had a so-so season so far. This type of derby doesn’t usually generate a ton of goals, but the tension is palpable.

In the second and final match of the day, it’s an equally tense match but for different reasons. Queens Park Rangers plays Everton in a must-win home match. If QPR loses, then the pressure will be on QPR owner Tony Fernandez to sack Mark Hughes. A win for Hughes against a high-flying Everton side will be a massive boost.

Before, during and after today’s matches, post your rants, raves, questions and observations in the comments box below.

Have a wonderful Sunday!


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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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