FanDuel - WFBC

August 17, 2002

The English Premier League: begins today! The link is a great preview of the upcoming season and each team. If you're in America and have Fox Sports World set those Tivos to "Premiership Soccer" to get the games. This is the year I pick my team (instead of lazily following Arsenal), any advice?

posted by elsoltano to soccer at 09:41 AM - 8 comments

Saints baby! I've been a fan of Southampton for a decade. Was born in Portsmouth (now live in Canada), but preferred Saints. This was spurred on by the fact my Uncle and cousins, who I can't stand, were Portsmouth fans. Saints are the proverbial underdogs. Always seem to destined, for at best, midtable glory. Strachan did a good job last year, and I'm HOPING that maybe, just maybe, we might make it into Europe (even if only the Inter Toto).

posted by Drood at 12:54 PM on August 17

Was born in Portsmouth (now live in Canada), but preferred Saints. This was spurred on by the fact my Uncle and cousins, who I can't stand, were Portsmouth fans. Still utter heresy, though. (A good mate at Oxford was the most atypical Eton boy you could imagine, and a Pompey fan.) And 0-0 today against your boys will do us fine. Anyway, the more depressing aspect to the big kickoff is that, once again, Sky has devalued Saturday, by ensuring that the 'glamour ties' are on Sunday and Monday.

posted by etagloh at 04:20 PM on August 17

I should think you were lucky to get out of Portsmouth alive.

posted by Fat Buddha at 06:36 PM on August 17

hehehe Portsmouth suck. I can say that. Why? I was born in the hospital right next to Fratton Park:) When they made it to the (then) First Division, everyone was ecstatic, to which I said "enjoy it. You're going down next season". And they did. I laughed:) Saints are the boys!

posted by Drood at 01:32 PM on August 18

What do you mean, the glamour ties were on Sunday and Monday? My lot, your lot and Drood's lot were in action on Saturday. Only Fat Buddha's team had to wait a day for their ritual embarrassment. ;-) This is going to be a long season when you expect to get relegated, but I intend to enjoy it come what may.

posted by salmacis at 12:25 AM on August 19

At the risk of alienating my girlfriend, I am going to try to get back into Premier League soccer (I can't stand any other kind), assuming I can find a decent schedule on Fox's site.

posted by yerfatma at 02:56 PM on August 19

Hey, if any of you guys aren't in the SpoFi Fantasy Football League yet, get in there and let your picks do the talking. Full details on "The Sidelines" on the SpoFi main page. Join now!

posted by worldcup2002 at 10:20 PM on August 19

LIVERPOOL!

posted by StarFucker at 02:00 PM on August 22

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