EPL Week Two Open Thread

COME ON YOU COTTAGERS! - Jamie McDonald

Are Arsenal a CLUB IN CRISIS?

Well, we move on to week two of the English Premier League season. Story lines are already beginning to emerge. Can Chelsea prove themselves title contenders by beating Manchester United? Can Arsenal right the ship after a home loss to Aston Villa? Is Alan Pardew just an elaborate allegory for a shackle which has taken human form? WHO SHOT PHIL? Regardless, here's your open thread to discuss all that and laugh at funny things that happen.

Here are the 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 (all times Eastern; GMT +5)

  • Fulham v. Arsenal, 7:45 a.m., NBC Sports Network, EPL
  • (Replay) Bolton v. Queens Park Rangers, 9:30 a.m., BeIn, Sky Bet Championship
  • Bayern Munich v. Nuremberg, 9:30 a.m., GolTV, Bundesliga
  • Southampton v. Sunderland, 10:00 a.m., NBC Sports Network, EPL
  • Everton v. West Bromwich Albion, 10:00 a.m., Premier League Extra Time and NBC Sports Live Extra, EPL
  • Hull City v. Norwich, 10:00 a.m., Premier League Extra Time and NBC Sports Live Extra, EPL
  • Newcastle United v. West Ham United, 10:00 a.m., Premier League Extra Time and NBC Sports Live Extra, EPL
  • Stoke City v. Crystal Palace, 10:00 a.m., Premier League Extra Time and NBC Sports Live Extra, EPL
  • Hellas Verona vs. A.C. Milan, 12:00 p.m., BeIn, Serie A
  • Aston Villa v. Liverpool, 12:30 p.m., NBC, EPL
  • Hertha Berlin v. Hamburg, 12:30 p.m., GolTV, Bundesliga
  • Sampdoria v. Juventus, 2:45 p.m., BeIn, Serie A
  • (Replay) Hannover 96 v. Schalke 04, 4:30 p.m., GolTV, Bundesliga
  • (Replay) Valenciennes vs. Marseille, 5:00 p.m., Ligue 1
  • (Replay) Monaco v. Toulouse, 7:00 p.m., Ligue 1

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