Victims of a Campaign- The Other Footy Teams Thread

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  1. GunnerJacket

    GunnerJacket Moderator
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    Sep 18, 2003
    Gainesville, GA
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    Arsenal FC
    I know there's no love for 'Pool around here but still - F*** the sugar daddy clubs.
     
  2. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
     
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  3. Bluto11

    Bluto11 The sky is falling!

    May 16, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    Is it just me or was the bottom of the table historically bad this year?
     
  4. GunnerJacket

    GunnerJacket Moderator
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    Sep 18, 2003
    Gainesville, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Not just you. I think the difference maker this year being that the current crop of the Prem's middle class (Wolves, Leicester, etc) were quite good. So the perception for me is that the bottom dwellers took fewer points off the top half of the table.

    Also, those three sides going down have squat for strikers. If you can't threaten a quality opponent then expect to face a comprehensive assault every game.
     
  5. Bluto11

    Bluto11 The sky is falling!

    May 16, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    I should have said "relegated teams". I don't remember a season with the bottom two at 16 and 26. Or course, there probably have been worse bottom 2. Heck, Derby have the record at 11 points!
     
  6. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
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    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You're right, even that year that Derby got 11, the 2 above them were in the low 30's.

    For 2018-19 I wonder if there's been a correlation to how many points the top 2 earned, which I believe was an historic high (by some distance?). Obviously there's a fixed # of points available each season, and so this year the plebian teams were "robbed" of a few points they might've otherwise earned. But how does one know if it was bottom 3 who "lost" those points or perhaps the teams in positions 3-6? ;)
     
  7. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
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    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Robin van cringey
     
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  8. ArsenalJake

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    Feb 11, 2013
    Charlotte
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I was stunned to learn that 6 of Huddersfield's 16 points came off of Wolves. :eek:
    The only other team they beat was Fulham!!
     
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  9. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
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    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
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    Arsenal FC
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    United States
    Chris Hughton has been cut loose from Brighton. Presumably to go find another Championship team to get promoted, which he's done a few times before. Chris is a likable guy, but sadly his fate seems to be that of a yo-yo manager... between the 2 leagues.
     
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  10. mebeSajid

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    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
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    Arsenal FC
    He's now free to open Chicken Brothers.
     
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  11. danielh

    danielh Member+

    May 30, 2013
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    *, a German company.
     
  12. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wanna explain guys?
     
  13. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
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    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Breaking bad?
     
  14. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
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    Arsenal FC
    Chris Hughton looks like Gus Fring from Breaking Bad, who founded a restaurant chain called "Los Pollos Hermanos", aka Chicken Brothers.
     
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  15. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

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    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
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    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thank you. Never watched that show. But I feel enlightened now.
     
  16. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
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    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    FFP makes a Last Stand at the O.K. Corral?

    UEFA is poised to recommend punishment against Citeh, including a ban from playing in the CL.

    If that happens, wow!

    And if that happens for next season, might that mean that the 5th place finisher in the EPL gains qualification to UCL?
     
  17. Shen-O

    Shen-O Member+

    United States
    Jul 26, 2005
    Los Angeles
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    I popped into City forum to see what they're saying....the last post in there was in March! :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO: Super plastic
     
  18. yossarian

    yossarian Moderator
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    Jun 16, 1999
    Big City Blinking
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Still have never watched it. Started when it started but got bored after two episodes. I'll give it another go -- maybe this summer.
     
  19. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
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    It starts off really slow, but gets really good. It's never super fast, though.

    I've compared a number of my law school classmates to Saul Goodman though. :devilish:
     
  20. yossarian

    yossarian Moderator
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    Jun 16, 1999
    Big City Blinking
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    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I know generally that Odenkirk's character is a lawyer but beyond that the comparison is lost on me.
     
  21. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
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    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
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    Arsenal FC
    Season 1 is by far the worst of the 5.

    I'm currently working through the show with my girlfriend (I've seen it, she hasn't). It took her until about mid-season 3 to get hooked.
     
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  22. NorthBank

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    Arsenal; NYRB
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    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hmm, not exactly a ringing endorsement. ;)
     
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  23. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
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    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    It's a very slow burn.
     
  24. EruditeHobo

    EruditeHobo Member+

    Mar 29, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ... slow burn? They literally dissolve a guy in acid in like episode 3?
     
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  25. yossarian

    yossarian Moderator
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    Jun 16, 1999
    Big City Blinking
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm begrudgingly supporting your club in an upcoming match so don't make me card you for doling out spoilers regarding a tv show that's been over for several years! I'll do it, I swear, I will!
     

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