Gameweek 2: 8/18 - 8/20 game thread

fletcherpost

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Great win for West Ham. Two assists for Ward-Prowse on his debut - decent contribution.

Everton are only a point behind Chelsea.
 

Jimy Hendrix

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The £200,000,000+ midfield looking pretty ordinary so far, to go along with the wingers who look bad.
 

candylandriots

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I got very lucky to get a ticket for opening day at Stadion an der alten Försterei. Sorry for those of you on the WhatsApp group that have already seen this, but Union Berlin started the regular season right where they left off, winning 4-1, coming from a Kevin Behrens hat trick and *two* penalty saves from Frederik Rønnow. We’ve been talking about transfer fees and salaries, let’s just look at those two.

Keven Behrens (according to Transfermarkt.de) moved to Union Berlin for no fee, and in fact, has never cost anything on any of his moves. I wouldn’t expect a salary dump in a lower league for someone scoring hat-tricks a level above. He came from SV Sandhausen, who were a level below Union when he came to Berlin, that I remember.

Rønnow was acquired from Frankfurt for €1 million. I feel like I should be Mike Myers when I say that. How is this guy this good to be acquired for that price?
 

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harsh, harsh second red on Tomiyasu in the second half. Not even sure I'd call it a foul.

1-0 Arsenal but Palace have looked dangerous on the counter.
 

lars10

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harsh, harsh second red on Tomiyasu in the second half. Not even sure I'd call it a foul.

1-0 Arsenal but Palace have looked dangerous on the counter.
Both cards against Tomiyasu were ridiculous.. changed the whole game.
 

litigator02

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I understand the first yellow more - he was the third Arsenal player to take the ball for the throw-in…so Tomi might have only had it for 7 seconds at the time of the card, but the two guys before him probably had it for 20 between them.