Saturday, August 18, 2012

The new season is underway! and maybe a contest...

It's time already for the start of the 2012-13 season of the Barclay's English Premier League!

I am completely psyched up for the upcoming season. The end of last season was one of the most exciting finishes ever! There is no reason this season won't deliver the same quality.

We have a new ball this year.... the Nike Maxim Ultra Flight somethingorother.....

 Three new teams up from The Championship.

Reading (pronounced 'Redding')
West Ham United

and we say goodbye to

Wigan Athletic

all relegated down.

If you want to keep track of how things are progressing throughout the season, go to the Official Site of the Barclay's Premier League. <------------Clicky

Now, for those of you have managed to read this far, I have a little contest for you. Throughout the season I want you to keep an eye on your team. There are 31 Saturdays in the season. On every one of those Saturdays, I will put up a post.
I will give you until Monday to post a comment giving me the score of your favourite team's game, and listing one of the goal scorer's. If no score, the names of the two goal keepers.

For every time you post correctly, you get three points. If you make an effort, but somehow screw it up, I'll hand out one point. The one with the most points at the end of the season wins a prize. I'll randomize everyone else to give out another prize.

If you don't follow English football, fear not! Simply go to the Premier League homepage. <---- Clicky.
Along the top are the icons that will lead you to all of the teams webpages. Do a little research, and pick one! Congratulations! You now have a favourite team.

You will have fun learning about your team throughout the season, I promise.

As an incentive, I picked up a box of 2006 Benchwarmers World Cup with 24 packs. I will open and post those packs, one every Saturday.

Here's your first taste.
 First we have Japanese striker Aiko Tanaka!

 Irish defender Alana Curry

 Polish midfielder Janis Kowalsky. Because she looks like a Kowalsky. More like a Tanaka.

 Sweet mother.... Kasie Head. Like Sean Connery said, "I must be dreaming..."

 and Mexican keeper Tammy Vallejos

 so there you have it.... quit gawking and get to finding your team. The matches start 8:00 am MST.

Go United!!!! Beat the Blues!
For this week one, because there is a match on Monday, you have until 3pm MST on Monday.

Questions? Get commenting!


hockey kazi said...

count me in--Southampton for me

Nachos Grande said...

I'm a Man U. fan!

dayf said...

Cool, we're doing something similar in our office. A group of us picked out a favorite team to follow and loser buys lunch or something when our teams go head to head. We all mocked the guy who looked at the standings a few months ago while picking out teams and picked... Manchester City.

I am following Arsenal. Because Big Friggin' Cannon.

Commishbob said...

Glad to find more Man U. fans. Start off beating Everton

dayf said...

Big Friggin' Cannon had no bullets.
Arsenal 0, Sunderland 0
Wojciech Szczesny and Simon Mignolet both pitched shutouts.

Chuck's Used Cards said...

ok. I'll bite - only because my club - Liverpool sucks.

(read my blog for a look at the glory years).

no goals today. Pepe Reina in goal against W.B.A. - Ben Foster for Baggies.

hockey kazi said...

darn--close game

Rickie Lambert (59)
Steven Davis (68)

Play at the Plate said...

Naturally, I have to go with the Queens Park Rangers. They didn't fare well on Saturday, getting shutout 5-0 by Swansea. Miguel Michu got Swansea on the board with the game winning goal at the 7:33 mark.

Wow, that's a first and it was fun. Now, is my team any good? Thanks CC.

Dawgbones said...

Let's go with Reading, Score 1-1 against Stoke City. Adam Le Fondre scored for Reading.

The Dutch Card Guy said...

Spurs !! and put some Dutch ladies in the next post as well :-)

Dan said...

Let's go with New Castle...for no reason at all.

New Castle 2, Tottenham 1
goal scored by Hatem Ben Arfa

The Dutch Card Guy said...

spurs lost teir first match again newcastle, 2-1, Ba scored one for Newcastle while Defoe scored on for the spurs, guess they lost because v/d dn't start !

AdamE said...

My guys lost 3-0.

Peter Odemwingie & Romelu Lukaku both scored.

hockey kazi said...

Manchester City 3
Southhampton 2