English Premier League
I am in the process of choosing an EPL team to follow. I'm hooked.
I've watched action the last two weeks on NBC Sports Network, from games to preview shows to 'Match of the Day' recaps. I even sat in McCluskey Chevrolet last week watching Chelsea vs Burnely on my iPad. Keep in mind, I'm new to all of this.
I don't know all the teams, players or their history. I have found things that have caught my eye.
I have narrowed my list down to the following teams:
I am not looking to expand on this list, but rather decide on one team:
Can you make a case for/against any of the teams listed above?
I love this Liverpool tradition
My weekend observations:
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 23: Romelu Lukaku of Everton in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park on August 23, 2014 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Everton 2 Arsenal 2
*Everton was up 2-0 with about 10-minutes remaining.
*Arsenal, playing away, rallied, earned point.
*Ok, I like that Lukaku guy on Everton...to go with guy named Shamus and Tim Howard.
*Holy Arsenal, loved call of game tying goal: "he sends in a wonderful sensor, and the meaty French forehead of Olivier Giroud has probably earned Arsenal a point."
*Love Arsenal's nickname: Gunners.
Chelseas Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge in London on August 23, 2014. ( IAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images)
Chelsea 2 Leicester City 0
*Chelsea moving up on my list. I like their coach. Costa amazing (goal home debut). What a goal by Hazard. Cool scene with Drogba's return. Big one-on-one save Thibaut Courtois at 0-0. Chelsea hasn't really played anyone in going 2-0, right? I like Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. Costa has 2 goals in 2 games, on two shots.
Tottenham 4 QPR 0
*Spurs 2-0 start to season....big time fire power/dominated
Manchester United 1 Sunderland 1
As much as I like Waynee Rooney and Chevy, and think van Gaal is interesting/odd, Manchester continues to slide on my list. Maybe I need to give van Gaal and his system + recent transfers some more time?
NBC Sports Network
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HERE are my week one observations