5 Things We Learned - Week 1

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  1. Zikry

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    Sitting here bored on my 8 hour transit I thought I would start a new conversational piece rounding up the news of the past matchweek, hope you all enjoy!! *Couldn't find a nice picture for 5 things we learned, so excuse the numerical confusion that may be caused by the picture, lol*

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    1. Scoring Goals in this League Will be TOUGH!

    Analysis: Other than CSKA Moscow, who were able to bang in 8 goals in their first 3 games, most of the other teams struggled to find the back of the net, with Lille ranking 2nd in goals scored with 4 in their first 3 games. Is this a sign that this league is much more defensive-minded, or is it just the opening week jitters? This will be something to keep an eye on.​

    2. There will be NO easy games this year

    Analysis: After the first few weeks last year, it became apparent that playing Everton meant that you would more likely end up with the 3 points come the referee's final whistle. Looking at the league standings now there are 3 teams at the bottom with 1 point (Palermo only having played 2 games however). Looking at those two teams (Birmingham and Bolton) and the fact that both are led by original Serie A owners, with Bolton being led by a wily veteran in hedache, it seems obvious that this year you can always expect a battle whenever you step on the pitch.​

    3. The Newly Promoted Trio are NO Joke!!

    Analysis: After 1 week the promoted trio already seem to have found a comfort zone amongst the Serie A giants. Athletic Bilbao is tied for 3rd with 4 points, Fulham too have gained 4 points in their first 3 games, with Schwarzer racking up 2 clean sheets in the process, while the 3rd team Wolfsburg has been able to tie 2 games and narrowly lose to a strong Lille side 1-0. All 3 teams came in with a chip on their shoulder and if the first week is anything to go by, the 3 owners look like they will be more than a handful for many opponents.​

    4. In Case You Didn't Already Know...CSKA is GOOOOD!

    Analysis: Not much to say here. CSKA has showed that they can win defensively (a 1-0 win against Lazio to start the season, and a 2-0 win against Everton show their defensive qualities). Furthermore, they have showed they can win a more open game (beating Bolton 5-2). The front duo of Vagner Love and Doumbia lead the league with 3 goals each.​

    5. If Owners Had Troubles Containing Doumbia Before..They Will Have Nightmares Now!!

    Analysis: Continuing with the CSKA theme, what do owners do now that Vagner Love has seemingly found his shooting boots? Last year Doumbia single-handedly led CSKA to a share of the top spot before the 1 game playoff, leading the league in scoring, and now that Vagner Love has joined in the act, its really pick your poison for opposing managers.​

     
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  2. hedache

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    I was containing CSKA fine with a lead until my wife stepped infront of the TV :D From there it was a mental breakdown.
     
  3. juanchoCT14

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    Just to clarify - it will NOT be that easy to get 3 points against this NEW Everton team/owner :D...or atleast i hope not

    Good work Zikry
     
  4. RedAL925

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    I would like to point out that although IJGator hasn't shown success in the table, he and his new Birmingham City side are much improved and very dangerous.
     
  5. Broncos218

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    IJgator gave me a loss last year by netting 3 against me. I like the competition so far in serie a. And nice work Zikry
     
  6. IJGator

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    this is a great feature!
     
  7. kaptainkracker1

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    I had an ok first week, but I think I'm about to find out what I'm made of in my next three match-ups.
     
  8. shiftee

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    nice write up Zik! all 3 of my games really could have gone either way. a lucky bounce here and a wife stepping in front of a tv there, next thing i know i come away with 3 points in each game. all 3 games were tight and hedache did have a great start against me so i will consider myself fortunate for the opening games of this new season. i have 3 super tough opponents coming up and i don't think lady luck will be flirting with me again this time around lol
     
  9. RedAL925

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    very much looking foward to what we learned in week 2.... ;)
     
  10. hedache

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    Did we learn anything at all?
     
  11. Zikry

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    ask and you shall receive :)
     
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