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Old 04-02-2012, 06:49 PM   #691
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No Reno I didn't see that game. It was on I think at the same time as the Sounders. I did see a score update flash on the screen though that showed 2-0 at 17' in. I was shocked.

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Old 04-02-2012, 07:00 PM   #692
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No Reno I didn't see that game. It was on I think at the same time as the Sounders. I did see a score update flash on the screen though that showed 2-0 at 17' in. I was shocked.
Yeah those first two were basically back-to-back. LA defense is dying without Gonzilla
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:52 AM   #693
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Hard fought game today with the Sounders against DC.

I joined the Homebrew Classic fantasy league finally. Looking alright this week so far. Do you guys have those head slap moments when you realize you played someone who's team has a bye this week and the player that's benched happens to have a dream team week? Corrales why did I bench you when Chicago isn't playing?

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Old 04-09-2012, 03:27 PM   #694
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Anyone watch La Liga this weekend? I'm a big Barca fan, and stoked with the fight between Madrid and Valencia - Barca now 4 pts back!

Also, EPL - Baloteli - WTF??

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Old 04-09-2012, 03:49 PM   #695
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I'm not a Man City fan, but it would have been nice to see the Prem go down to the wire. Now it's pretty much over.

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Old 04-09-2012, 05:36 PM   #696
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I'm not a Man City fan, but it would have been nice to see the Prem go down to the wire. Now it's pretty much over.
Yup. Even though people knock it quite a bit, I'm glad MLS has a playoff system. It makes the end of the season really exciting, as opposed to the oft lackluster wrap-ups across the pond.
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Agree - the season's in Europe go out with a whimper. I like to have a mini tournament at the end of the season as in the MLS. It doesn't reward the consistency that the European model does, but it is fun.

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Play offs are necessary if you have conferences, but to have play offs to determine the winner of a single league system would be insane and totally unfair.

My team are currently top of the English second tier level on points, but ahead on goal difference with the second placed team. Both teams play each other today with just 4 games to go in the season. (Top two get promoted auto, while next 4 play off for final promotion spot)

If there were a play off for top place, this would have made the final 6 or so games in the season pointless for the top 3 teams as it would all be down to a couple of games at the end. The league would effectively have died out a lot earlier as the top three rested the better players to avoid fatigue and injury, and generally didn't try too hard.

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No playoffs can be great if it's a tight race. The core problem is actually that teams are so unbalanced at the top level. How many really have a shot at challenging for the Premiership title in the near future? Even Liverpool - one of the traditional Big 4 - seems unlikely to do so.

But if they tried to enforce some degree of parity, the EPL would lose it relative to the rest of Europe and many top players would leave for Barca, Bayern, etc.

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LGI: Good luck to you and your boys today!

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