Pep’s City Blues, Or: The Premier League Title Race After New Years

With half the season gone and the FA Cup claiming the weekend it’s the ideal time to take a look at the title race in the Premier League.

Our main focus lies on Manchester, naturally. We ponder Pep’s motives and approach, while rejoicing in United’s good run. (Of course, we always had faith in Mourinho.) The big question, though, is: With a Top 4 finish now looking reasonable for United, what two sides would they overtake by season’s end?

Here are the minutes in case you want to jump around:

  • 02:00 Can Burnley plan for PL football in 2017/18?
  • 06:30 What sort of impact will Joey Barton have at Turf Moor?
  • 08:30 Is this the Man Utd of old?
  • 12:30 Will we see Memphis Depay again for Man Utd?
  • 16:00 Can Man Utd sneek into the top 4? What competition will they prioritize?
  • 20:30 Do Arsenal suddendly have grit?
  • 23:00 Is there defeatism setting in for the blue part of Manchester?
  • 29:00 Are City a fairweather side?
  • 33:00 Can Tottenham push for the title?
  • 38:00 Quick prediction game update
  • 40:00 Can Liverpool sustain their form?
  • 45:30 Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea
  • 52:00 Top 4 “predictions”

Kream Of The Klopp, Or: The YYFP Premier League Recap Oct/Nov 2016

Once more during the international break it’s time for our Premier League special/recap. The fourth so far. We’ve jinxed Tottenham, now it’s time for Liverpool.

While doing that, we take a relaxed look at the six championship contenders. Yes, United are still in the race we’ll have you know! But that doesn’t mean we pull any punches on Mourinho, Schweinsteiger & Co.

After musing over what the next stretch of the season might hold in store for the teams we pay a visit to the Bundesliga and our unofficial adopted team.

Here are the minutes, if you want to jump around:

  • 0:02:00 Can Burnley stay up despite their away troubles?
  • 0:07:45 How will Liverpool keep up their intensity through christmas?
  • 0:15:30 Can Chelsea distance their London neighbors in the next few matchdays?
  • 0:21:00 Will The Real Man City Please Stand Up?
  • 0:27:00 Can Arsenal avoid their November-drop?
  • 0:34:15 Could a dual-leadership of Southgate & Wenger work for England?
  • 0:38:30 Should Tottenham pick either League or Europe and go all-in?
  • 0:52:00 Where do Man United go from here?
  • 1:04:00 Has Mourinho lost the plot?
  • 1:10:00 Who would you start, bench, sell: Mkhitaryan, Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger?
  • 1:17:30 Can Leipzig maintain their momentum in the Bundesliga?
  • 1:22:00 Is the end nigh?
  • 1:29:00 Will we see SV Horn in the Champions League soon?

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Fear The Poch, Or: The YYFP Premier League Recap September 2016

We didn’t find any postcards from Big Sam in the mail and concluded we were not invited to join the England squad during the international break. Instead we sat down and recapped the last few weeks of matches and overall goingons in the Premier League: Contenders for titles and relegation places assemble!

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • 0:00:00 Intro
  • 0:01:30 Are Sunderland doomed already?
  • 0:09:00 Can Stoke, West Ham avoid the relegation battle?
  • 0:12:30 Too early to count anybody out of the relegation battle?
  • 0:15:45 Have City been found out? Or is everybody overreacting?
  • 0:19:45 Can Arsenal, Tottenham sustain their form? Wenger to ride off into the sunset?
  • 0:22:00 Could this be Liverpool’s year?
  • 0:25:45 Will the CL be Leicester’s competition this season?
  • 0:29:00 How are our pre-season predictions faring so far?
  • 0:34:00 Where are Man United headed? Would Rooney make the club’s All-Time XI?
  • 0:40:00 Are Burnley able to grind out more results?
  • 0:45:00 Should England just shut up shop at this point? Who should take over anyway?
  • 0:55:30 How is Oliver Burke doing in Leipzig?
  • 1:01:30 Has the time come for Hamburg to go down? Who are the alternatives?
  • 1:11:00 Movie minute, or TV rather: Westworld

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Here’s a random match for your enjoyment, Ajax vs. Milan in the European Cup final 1968/69:

Bonus: Premier League 2016/17 Preview & Predictions, Fantasy Football

Nevermind Under-19 Euros, International Champions Cups or Olympics, the Premier League is about to kick off again! We break down the wide open title race in the best league in the world as well as the relegation battle, breakout players of the season and other prop bets; all capped off by some fantasy goodness.

If you want to join our fantasy league, here’s the code: 1325629-331935.

Here are the minutes to the episode:

  • 0:00:00 Intro, hype for the upcoming season, title picture
  • 0:05:00 Tottenham
  • 0:10:30 Manchester City
  • 0:24:15 Manchester United
  • 0:34:30 Chelsea
  • 0:55:00 Leicester City
  • 1:01:00 Liverpool
  • 1:08:30 Picks: champion, top 4 & top goalscorer
  • 1:23:30 Relegation battle, Leicester City?
  • 1:27:45 Crystal Palace, Swansea, Bournemouth
  • 1:33:45 Sunderland, West Brom, Middlesborough
  • 1:39:15 Everton? West Ham?
  • 1:43:20 Burnley, Hull
  • 1:48:00 First manager out, Wenger to re-new?
  • 1:57:30 PFA Young POTY, breakout potential
  • 2:05:30 Lightning Round, Fantasy Football

Our picks for the season:

Frederick Sebastian
Champion (50 pts) Tottenham Chelsea
Top goalscorer (20 pts) Zlatan Ibrahimovic Romelu Lukaku
Relegation (20 pts each) Hull, Sunderland, Middlesborough Hull, Sunderland, Burnley
First manager to leave post (20 pts) Aitor Karanka Francesco Guidolin
PFA Young POTY (moot) Anthony Martial Anthony Martial

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