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Old 05-01-2007, 05:07 PM
T.Eastwood T.Eastwood is offline
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Default Liverpool vs Chelsea

Why the hell are they playing so much stoppage time?

I didn't get to see the whole game but something must have happened.

almost 25 minutes right now.
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Old 05-01-2007, 05:18 PM
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nevermind, i think its because one team has to advance.
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Old 05-01-2007, 05:19 PM
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Yes, They each won their home game 1-0. So its a tie, now its in a shoot out.
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Old 05-01-2007, 05:25 PM
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Thanks St. Paddy.

The Liverpool goalie shut Chelsea down in the shootout.
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Old 05-01-2007, 06:27 PM
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Since Ballack has been out Chelsea hasn't been the same
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Old 05-01-2007, 11:20 PM
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Could someone please explain something that has puzzled me for many years. In English Soccer is there any kind of playoff system? If so, please briefly describe how they determine a Champion, as I always check the standings once a week or so but always seem to lose track near the end of the season when a Champion should be crowned. Also, I think teams are promoted and demoted based on the years performance. Is this true? If so, please tell me how it works. Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-02-2007, 12:05 AM
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simple, I'll give it a shot:

1) No playoff in Eng Prem Lg. Champ decided by pts in 38 reg season games (double round-robin). Goal differential is a tie-breaker. Could come into play this year, and ManU is way ahead of Chelsea.

2) Top 4 teams in Eng Prem play in Champ Lg. 5 thru 7 play in 2ndary competition, UEFA Cup.

3) Bottom 3 teams are relegated to lower division.

4) 2nd rung league promotes 3 teams. 1st & 2nd automatically promoted to Prem Lg. 3rd thru 6th compete in single-elimination tournament for 3rd promotion spot.

That should give u a decent answer. Don't take the above as bible.
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Old 05-02-2007, 12:08 AM
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20 teams in the premiership which is englands top league.

each team plays every other team twice for a total of 38 games

3 points are rewarded for each win, 1 point for each draw

after all games are played, the champion is the one with the most points, ties are broken by goal differential, there are no playoffs.

the top 4 teams qualify for the following years champions league (europe)

the 5th and 6th team advance to the uefa cup (europe)

the bottom 3 teams are relegated to the championship league which is one league lower. 3 teams are promoted to the premiership from the championship league. ( top 2 and 3-6 have playoffs for 3rd team)

then of course you have the FA Cup and the Carling Cup which would take too many paragraphs to explain

hope this answered you question
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Old 05-02-2007, 12:59 AM
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Side note 99% of soccer leagues world wide run like EPL (they differ on amount of teams that get promoted and rel). The only soccer leagues I'm aware of that run playoffs are MLS (well all us based soccer runs playoffs), Mexico and I believe Brazil does as well in one of their regions. So basically you finish first regular season you win it in soccer.
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Old 05-02-2007, 09:35 PM
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Thanks for the responses, guys. One more quickie...if the top 4 play in euro league the next year, what is deemed to be more important...the English League or the Euro. How is the Champion crowned in the Euro league?

This system in the Premier League certainly seems legit at identifying the best team through the 38 game grind, but aren't the powers that be ever temtped to sell out and offer a playoff system that would probably generate enormous attention around the world. You could have#1 meets #4 and #2 meets #3 followed by the "Soccer Super Bowl" the following week.

It really would cheapen the regular season for the best teams, as no matter how successful a team was it could still lose everything on one fluke goal. But you would think in this day and age the money that could be made in such a playoff system would be very hard to resist.
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Old 05-02-2007, 09:46 PM
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Why the hell are they playing so much stoppage time?

I didn't get to see the whole game but something must have happened.

almost 25 minutes right now.


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"I didn't get to see the whole game..."

I've never known anyone who was brave enough to commit to the self-torture required in watching a "whole game" between Liverpool and Chelsea.




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