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Goals? What Goals? (English Premier League disgrace)

Why care about getting it right? We’re the damn Premier League!

Everton lost (nay, was robbed of) two points today, drawing Newcastle United 2-2.  Brutal to give up the late tying goal just after taking the lead again, but Newcastle’s Demba Ba is a force to be reckoned with.

Still, shamefully missed calls (one on a faux offside call on a Fellaini goal, then on the above uncalled goal for Victor Anichebe).  It is absolutely disgraceful for the English Premier League.  This kind of thing has been going on for years.  So, guys, you have had years to consider it and still do nothing.

Take the NHL, with a video-goal judge at every game in touch with the goals office in Toronto.  More games per week, more goals per game than the EPL, yet it is handled.  Even in a call such as the missed Anichebe goal, in the NHL context, the video goal judge would have reviewed and then communicated to the referee at the next stoppage of play that there was indeed a goal.

Bloody hell.

 

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Everton ~ great start!

Everton giant Merouane Fellaini scores the winner against Manchester United at Goodison Park in the first game of the 2012/13 season. Step 1: cross it to the big guy with the hair; Step 2: Boom!

In recent years, Everton have traditionally gotten off to miserably slow starts, worry the hell out of everyone of their supporters, then play catchup, get into decent form after Christmas, and challenge for top six or seven spots by the end of the season.

Who knows what will happen this year, but they are off to a cracking start.  Well done, lads!  Massively pleasing.

A key is certainly Croatian striker Nikica Jelavic who arrived from Rangers in January and has been terrific.  Folks are saying that this is the best they’ve seen Everton play since, like, ever.

Pienaar’s return has been important, particularly with Arteta packing off to Emirates, but it has been largely “the regulars” who have been playing great so far this season.

As mentioned at The Executioner’s Bong, Everton’s goal rate goes up 50% when Fellaini plays a forward role.

Get in!  COYB!!

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Kinda Harsh

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This is kinda harsh, and a bit absurd.

Rangers FC have folded due to debt problems.  The club has been taken over, but are now considered a new club.  Rather than start next season in the 2nd tier of Scottish football, they are now starting over in the 4th tier!  The Old Firm is broken.  Either Rangers or Celtic have won the SPL since 1985; I suppose Celtic could win it for the next three seasons or so; even if Rangers get promoted each year, the earliest they can return to Premier League play would be 2015/16.

Average attendance in the Scottish 4th tier (3rd Division) last year was 475 (four-hundred seventy-five) while the attendance at Glasgow’s Ibrox was over 45,000.  Fun.  😎

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July 27, 2012 · 10:36 am