EPL Week One Open Thread

Thananuwat Srirasant

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Welcome, EPL fans.  Our long national nightmare is finally over, and the English Premier League season is about to begin!  We know you are all champing at the bit as much as we are to watch some real football that means something and talk about it within a community of like-minded folk.  That's why we're here, and that's why this thread exists.

This may be the first match thread for many of you as we've recently had a large influx of new users (welcome all!), so here are a few ground rules:

  1. No links to illegal streams in the comments.
  2. No derogatory language directed towards players, referees, or other users.  It's fine to say "Player X is having a bad game" or even "Player X is playing like s**t today," but it is NOT okay to say "Player X is s**t" or "DIE IN A FIRE, PLAYER X," or the like.  Comments such as those will be ruthlessly deleted and will resort in warnings and/or bans.
  3. Any racist, sexist, or homophobic language or inappropriate .gifs are cause for an insta-ban. You've been warned.
  4. Follow Wheaton's Law. "Don't be a d**k."
  5. Above all, have fun!

Today's matches and USA TV/streaming coverage (all times Eastern; GMT +5)

  • Liverpool v. Stoke City, 7:45 a.m., NBC Sports Network
  • Arsenal v. Aston Villa, 10:00 a.m., NBCSN & mun2
  • Norwich v. Everton, 10:00 a.m., Premier League Extra Time
  • Sunderland v. Fulham, 10:00 a.m., Premier League Extra Time
  • West Bromwich Albion v. Southampton, 10:00 a.m., Premier League Extra Time
  • West Ham United v. Cardiff City, 10:00 a.m., Premier League Extra Time
  • Swansea v. Manchester United, 12:30 p.m., NBC (the mothership) & mun2

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