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Pre-Show Open Thread: Oct. 31, 2010

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Well, well, well – what do we have here? A big three? That’s sure what it looks like atop the English Premier League, with a Carlos Tévez-less Manchester City falling off-the-pace after losing in Wolverhampton. While none of Chelsea, Arsenal, or Manchester United were dominant, each picked up three points to gain some distance at the top of the league.

Myself, Kartik Krishnaiyer and Laurence McKenna will discuss that, the rest of the league’s matches, results from around Europe, as well as …

Whatever you want. This is your pre-show open thread, and as you can tell from our previous shows, the podcast is much better when you take part. Use the comments section, below, or email and we will get your thoughts on Monday morning’s now.

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  1. Jason

    October 31, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    1. Is Mancini at Man City on the hot seat? Who do the bookies in England have as the odds on favorite to be the first manager sacked right now?

    2. Is Blackburn Rovers in relegation trouble? I would not mind seeing them go down myself. I don’t thing they bring much to the table. When I see them on the TV lineup. I do not get excited one bit.

  2. Adam

    October 31, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    1. The derbies- especially Newcastle’s performance. Joey Barton for England.
    2. Is Mancini really in trouble?
    3. Is Liverpool ready to awaken?
    4. Did I say Newcastle yet? What a day for them- and can we please stop with the sacking Houghton talk.

  3. DJ

    October 31, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    With Yak scoring a goal, and Everton looking stronger with two forwards on the pitch (Saha and Yaks), do you Moyes will finally break their struggles with scoring from the forward position?

  4. Mark D

    October 31, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    There was some terrific, but suprising play this weekend, West Han gave Arsenal all they could handle, Chelsea was threatened, ManCity looked horrible and Newcastle had Sunderland looking like a League 1 side. While the top of the table is clear, everything between 4th and 13th seems to be wide open. Can we expect more of the same or will things start to shake out and the table will take on a “normal” appearance.

    Also as a Liverpool supporter I was pleased to see the win today. While they have been less than dominant the past few weeks they are starting to steady the ship. What are the chances they will have a good showing versus Chelsea at hime next weekend?

  5. Tomas

    October 31, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    As a Liverpool fan I was quite disappointed in Torres’ performance this afternoon at The Reebok. However, I am glad that the Liverpool attack seems to finally be flowing through him. I do believe if they continue to use Torres in a not so isolated fashion that his form will return and flashes of brilliance like the winning goal will become regularity. Thoughts?

  6. Michael

    October 31, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    I’m impressed with how Blackburn played Chelsea Saturday and if not for “slipping heroics” of Petr Chec, Blackburn could have come away with some points. How did you see Blackburn playing Chelsea as well as they did?

  7. Edward C

    October 31, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Arsenal are now 2nd and 5 points behind Chelsea, but if they’d won against Sunderland and West Brom, they’d be level on points with Chelsea [despite losing to the Blues]. Will those missed opportunities come back to haunt them later, especially if Arsenal fail to kill off any other ‘smaller’ teams?

  8. dools

    October 31, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    1) Luis Nani as the AntiChrist.
    2) Newcastle’s dismantling of Sunderland
    3) Liverpool very lucky to escape with all 3 pts.

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