Friday 17 September 2021
Newcastle Utd v Leeds Utd – 20:00 BST on BT Sport 1
Saturday 18 September 2021
Wolves v Brentford – 12:30 BST on BT Sport 1
Final Score – 16:00 BST on BBC One
Aston Villa v Everton – 17:30 BST on Sky Sports
Match of the Day – 22:30 BST on BBC One
Sunday 19 September 2021
Match of the Day (Repeat) – 07:35 BST on BBC One
West Ham United v Man Utd – 14:00 BST on Sky Sports
Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea – 16:30 BST on Sky Sports
Match of the Day 2 – 22:30 BST on BBC One
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1 Posted 18/09/2021 at 13:01:05
2 Posted 18/09/2021 at 13:03:34
3 Posted 18/09/2021 at 13:04:42
4 Posted 18/09/2021 at 13:05:39
5 Posted 18/09/2021 at 13:11:45
Poor attempt at sarcasm. Like with Villa, I have relatives who are life-long Wolves fans. More than Villa, a total yo-yo club so I watched the hype around them over the past few years with interest.
Form is temporary, class is permanent as they say.
6 Posted 18/09/2021 at 13:14:58
Toney is a heck of a talent. If we could have him alongside DCL that'd be one heck of a strike partnership.
7 Posted 18/09/2021 at 13:17:54
8 Posted 18/09/2021 at 13:26:14
I always think Traore is better as an impact sub at best. I don't see the hype around him to be honest.
VAR used correctly is almost undeniable. I bit like CCTV outside the kebab shop on a Friday night. It's there and plain to see. Okay, still open to interpretation and a decision still has to be made, so it will never be 100%. But it will get us closer to that than relying on incompetent officials making harebrained decisions on what they think they saw from 50 yards away.
Like many forms of new technology in other walks of life, I can only think the suspicion of it is fuelled by pundits who see it as a threat to their job. Micha Richards last season was shockingly dismissive of it.
9 Posted 18/09/2021 at 13:30:12
And with all the other crap going on Im soooooo grateful for English football.
10 Posted 18/09/2021 at 13:31:56
Sparkling new stadium close to Kew Bridge on the River Thames and a Danish theme (manager and several players).
Now there's a market with could tap into.
As long as we don't get another Per Kroldrup!
11 Posted 18/09/2021 at 13:44:37
12 Posted 18/09/2021 at 13:47:47
13 Posted 18/09/2021 at 13:50:19
Toney looks class.
14 Posted 18/09/2021 at 13:54:59
15 Posted 18/09/2021 at 13:55:05
16 Posted 18/09/2021 at 13:55:13
17 Posted 18/09/2021 at 13:59:04
18 Posted 18/09/2021 at 14:12:01
Hopefully we stay clear of Traore. Zero end product 99% of the time. And Wolves bring on Fabio Silva. Sure he cost them £35M. Crazy football these days
19 Posted 18/09/2021 at 14:27:12
20 Posted 18/09/2021 at 14:28:06
Brentford players are very comfortable with the ball when they have possession.
I mentioned him in the summer when speculating about the Everton job. Keep an eye on that Brentford manager. Arsenal next?
21 Posted 18/09/2021 at 14:57:57
C'mon Burnley... Suck it, Kroenke!
22 Posted 18/09/2021 at 16:22:52
23 Posted 18/09/2021 at 16:54:55
24 Posted 19/09/2021 at 10:22:00
Strange how two of the big six got the call in their favour, or perhaps it isn't is it?
25 Posted 19/09/2021 at 10:29:25
26 Posted 19/09/2021 at 10:43:14
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27 Posted 19/09/2021 at 11:18:24
I never saw the player, but fondly remember those Saturday Saint & Greavsie shows and their predecessors. Even though we "hate St John", they were a great pair. Dare I say, the original ex-footballer pundits. Only they knew what they were talking about and brought a light-hearted view to it that fans could relate to and enjoy regardless of who you supported.
Much more intense over-analysis now.
28 Posted 19/09/2021 at 11:40:58
29 Posted 19/09/2021 at 11:45:47
Just heard about Jimmy Greaves while out driving, I saw Jimmy loads of times playing for Chelsea, Turin, Spurs and finishing at West Ham. Jimmy was the greatest goalscorer I have ever seen, 44 goals in 57 games for England and 266 goals for Spurs in 379 games. Had Jimmy not got injured he would have been a starter for England in 1966, but he always said that Alf Ramsey was right not to bring him back and replace Geoff Hurst although Geoff Hurst has said on many occasions Jimmy was an absolute legend.
Jimmy was quick off the mark and just drifted past players and usually stroked the ball into the net. When you see how many goals Jimmy scored at all his clubs he has a better goals per seconds game than Shearer, Rooney or Bobby Charlton that tells you he was without doubt the best of them all RIP Jimmy.
30 Posted 19/09/2021 at 11:48:00
I'm not surprised that the players you mention were respectful of Everton FC and it wasn't until the late 70s that the respect by players of that club for Everton began to wane. As for Jimmy Greaves, similar to Danny, I never saw him play in his pomp, I may have seen him turn out for the hammers once or twice but I really can't remember, but everybody of a certain age thinks he was one of the most natural goalscorers ever to grace the English game. RIP Jimmy.
31 Posted 19/09/2021 at 13:15:34
I heard many people last season saying we shouldn't get overly complimentary to players as it was "just a tap-in". But the hard work, anticipation and intelligence is done before that to make it a simple tap-in.
I'll need the '60s generation to comment, but he's always struck me as a footballer who didn't quite get the recognition and status he seems to deserve? Those who know absolutely rate him, but he's never really spoken about in the same way as others of his generation. Thoughts?
32 Posted 19/09/2021 at 13:22:55
33 Posted 19/09/2021 at 14:01:25
Apparently, Jimmy Greaves scored 11 league goals for Chelsea and Spurs against Everton. He made 11 appearances for Chelsea and Spurs at Goodison Park, scoring for Chelsea in a 1-1 draw in February 1961, Roy Vernon netted for the Blues. His final Goodison goal came in a 2-goal victory for Spurs in August 1968; Martin Chivers scored the other goal.
Don't wager any money on the above, as it may not be a definitive record of events, but it's probably why you might not remember seeing him play, particularly at Goodison.
34 Posted 19/09/2021 at 14:37:13
CR7 – That's what.
35 Posted 19/09/2021 at 15:02:02
Great advice from Keane there. Cresswell has to do better. Against Ronaldo! So simple.
Cresswell is a Halewood boy right?
36 Posted 19/09/2021 at 15:04:19
John began his TV career starring in the likes of the Newcomers and Z-Cars in 1967. Only posted this because I was surprised to see he had appeared in Z-Cars but I suppose many young actors started their career in shows such as that.
37 Posted 19/09/2021 at 15:06:17
38 Posted 19/09/2021 at 15:24:47
Never saw him play, except old footage where he did to be fair look like a different person to his later TV presence.
The amazing thing it seemed to me was his dislike of fame, praise and adulation. He didn't seem to get much pleasure at all from reminiscing on how great he was, seemed like he'd rather talk about anything else but that.
It's only now when you look back you realise how good him and St John were on presenting footy, light-hearted and fun.
39 Posted 19/09/2021 at 15:29:47
Will he nick one or get done for sitting back and protecting the point?
40 Posted 19/09/2021 at 15:37:19
41 Posted 19/09/2021 at 15:37:23
I think you know the answer to that one.
42 Posted 19/09/2021 at 15:38:36
I will have seen the 11 games that Jimmy Greaves played at Goodison, but my lasting impression was of him being wrestled to the ground by Jimmy Gabriel, and both of them rising to their feet laughing – an obvious red card in today's game.
Jimmy Greaves was the greatest goalscorer I have ever seen, and anyone watching First Division football in that era was indeed fortunate. RIP Jimmy.
43 Posted 19/09/2021 at 15:40:15
The defender stuck his leg out and Ronaldo did what the Top 6 players are supposed to do, went over when he felt contact. Atkinson is such a bad referee, he booked Pogba when the player was trying to pull out of the challenge, but on Monday didn't even give a foul when Richarlison was pole-axed.
44 Posted 19/09/2021 at 15:47:32
45 Posted 19/09/2021 at 15:48:04
46 Posted 19/09/2021 at 15:48:16
As we speak, Lingard scores a belter!
47 Posted 19/09/2021 at 15:48:28
48 Posted 19/09/2021 at 15:50:36
49 Posted 19/09/2021 at 15:50:45
50 Posted 19/09/2021 at 15:51:36
51 Posted 19/09/2021 at 15:52:11
52 Posted 19/09/2021 at 15:52:30
53 Posted 19/09/2021 at 15:52:51
54 Posted 19/09/2021 at 15:54:18
55 Posted 19/09/2021 at 15:54:42
56 Posted 19/09/2021 at 15:54:46
57 Posted 19/09/2021 at 15:57:22
58 Posted 19/09/2021 at 15:57:51
West Ham and Leicester lose. Outside of what I would predict a top 3, it is all up for grabs this season.
59 Posted 19/09/2021 at 16:01:41
As for the West Ham penalty, why did Twatkinson need the help of VAR? Another clear penalty all day long, and Twatkinson was not that far away from it to not have seen it.
Overall, another poor performance from probably the second-worst premier league referee, after Jon Moss.
60 Posted 19/09/2021 at 16:14:17
61 Posted 19/09/2021 at 16:41:31
Jimmy Greaves was the best and calmest striker I ever saw in the English league, scoring was just another day at the office for Jimmy,no fuss, hit the net, little wave of his hand to signify he had scored then getting ready to score again, good all round footballer as well, good control, great passer and dribbler, it just seemed like a lot fun to Jimmy playing football, I know he was great to watch even if he scored quite a few against the Blue. Hell never be forgotten by fans who saw him, neutrals as well as fans he played for.
62 Posted 19/09/2021 at 17:41:47
Like Dave A says, Jimmy was great to watch. Even when he scored against us I could not bring myself to dislike him. There were a few players around that time like Greaves and George Best and Charlie Cooke at Chelsea whom you you just had to admire no matter they played for the opposition.
I thought Jimmy was exceedingly gracious in never criticising Ramsey for selecting Hurst ahead of him for the World Cup Final in 1966. All credit to Hurst for taking his chance though. The bigger travesty was the fact that Tony Kay was robbed of the chance to play in games like that. If he had no one would ever have heard of Nobby Stiles.
63 Posted 19/09/2021 at 18:25:46
64 Posted 19/09/2021 at 19:17:43
A very humble man and the most natural and the most clinical in the box English striker of the modern game.
RIP Jimmy Greaves.
65 Posted 19/09/2021 at 19:34:49
66 Posted 19/09/2021 at 20:02:15
Jimmy Greaves was a 'Cheerful Chappie'' in the days when footballers were nearer to the fans. Long before the histrionic goal celebrations of today, Jimmy, like all the other goal scorers, just trotted back to the centre circle satisfied with a job well done.
I read somewhere years ago that Dennis Law said, "As far as I'm concerned Jimmy Greaves is the greatest marksman around." A great tribute from someone who wasn't too bad himself. RIP Jimmy.
67 Posted 19/09/2021 at 20:23:17
68 Posted 19/09/2021 at 20:42:40
PS; It's not a good idea to practice that on a street with a solid wall, trust me.
69 Posted 19/09/2021 at 21:18:10
Had the coolest haircut in the world. Great train robber chic.
Closest thing I have seen in a blue shirt to him is James. Cool hair.
70 Posted 19/09/2021 at 22:25:52
71 Posted 22/09/2021 at 16:58:29
Sunday 7 November: Everton v Tottenham Hotspur, 2pm.
Sunday 21 November: Manchester City v Everton, 2pm, Sky Sports.
Sunday 28 November: Brentford v Everton, 2pm, Sky Sports.
72 Posted 22/09/2021 at 21:29:40
73 Posted 22/09/2021 at 22:11:05
74 Posted 22/09/2021 at 22:19:05
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