Mark Philipson Vanderbilt University '17
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Exeter 1-1 Liverpool
Arsenal 2-0 (banker)
Man City 2-1
West Brom 1-0
Man U 2-0
in The SQ Premier League Predictor: FA Cup Special
1/8/16, 1:09 PM
First thing: Man U finished in 4th last year. I think there’s a typo.
I think Schweinsteiger is the best signing to help the immediate success in the team. Him and Schneiderlin will help out a struggling back line. Depay has an incredible future and will be a great signing for the following years; he’s certainly a candidate for Young POTY. This team is absolutely championship or bust, but a second place finish seems very unrealistic. They don’t have all the pieces of the puzzle:
Man U do not have a consistent striker unless Rooney shows signs of years ago. Also they have an inexperienced back line along with a top goalkeeper in De Gea that looks like he could be heading out before the transfer window is up.
I think realistically they finish fourth. City, Arsenal and Chelsea all have more complete squads. It’ll be interesting if they do finish fourth though and what it will mean for LVG’s future.
in Premier League Previews: Manchester United
8/7/15, 11:53 AM
Wolfsburg is getting better, but they are not challenging for the Bundesliga title. Plain and simple.
in Can Wolfsburg Challenge The Domestic Dominance Of Bayern Munich?
7/20/15, 2:29 PM
I agree with most of these. How come no Altidore though? He may not be the most skilled forward but he poses very challenging match-ups for defenders and has done well for the US in big games in the past.
in America’s Finest: A USMNT Lineup Roundtable
7/15/15, 6:32 PM
Douglas, Take a look at what I wrote a few weeks back and let me know what you think. http://thesportsquotient.com/nba/2015/5/13/the-hack-a-shaq-impasse
in Fix It: What The Hack?
6/18/15, 7:47 PM
I’m still curious where people will rank him among the all-time greats if he can lead the Cavs to a championship this year. But that’s a different discussion all together.
in Dear NBA Fans: Learn To Love LeBron Before He’s Gone
6/10/15, 10:55 PM
If I were to make my own power rankings, here’s how I would put them: 1. Barcelona 2. Bayern 3. Real 4. Atletico 5. PSG 6. Juventus 7. Porto 8. Monaco
Despite my preseason prediction of Bayern to win the Champions League, I think that Barcelona looks like the most impressive team at the moment and are ready to bring another UCL title back to Catalonia.
in Power Ranking The Remaining Champions League Teams
4/13/15, 4:53 PM
Many of the goals were removed so here are some new links for the goals:
Charlie Adam –> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4bh2-nq5p4
Jermain Defoe –> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aF33SEMmcC0
Bafetimbi Gomis –> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fwl1qpQviI
Wayne Rooney –> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4NSEGT8q7E
Bobby Zamora –> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrjr72i5SDw
in Goal of the Week (Matchday 31 EPL)
4/8/15, 3:32 PM
As an Arsenal fan, I could not agree more with this piece. Every word of it. What I’ve come to realize over the years is that Arsenal is such a tease because they used to be successful, but at the moment, they do not have a team that can win the league or do well in the UCL. It may be simply the acceptation of mediocrity but Arsenal, like you said, needs to find different ways to win and show consistency. With that being said, I think a 2nd or 3rd place finish is an accurate representation of where Arsenal stands in the EPL.
in Arsenal: Football’s Biggest Tease
3/24/15, 5:07 PM
Bayern should cruise by Shaktar, 3-0. This UCL campaign could determine whether or not Pep Guardiola retains his job.
in Champions League Round Of 16 Preview: Shakhtar Donetsk Vs. Bayern Munich
2/16/15, 7:10 PM
European Challengers to Los Blancos
by 4 October 2017, 12:05 PM
Which teams have the best shot at stopping a Real Madrid three-peat?
Spurs vs. Chelsea: A Tactical Dissection
by 22 August 2017, 7:00 PM
Antonio Conte got his tactics spot on in the first London Derby of the new season.
SQ 2017-18 Premier League Preview
by 11 August 2017, 2:15 PM
How will your favorite team and players fare this season?
Alexandre Lacazette: The Right Signing
by 8 July 2017, 1:02 PM
Arsenal’s club record signing promises to make them title contenders.
FA Cup Semifinals Preview
by 28 March 2017, 5:13 PM
The 2017 FA Cup semis features four of the top clubs in England.
An Ode To Arsene Wenger
by 21 February 2017, 10:55 AM
Arsene Wenger’s tenure with Arsenal is coming to a close.
Olivier Giroud’s Importance
by 5 January 2017, 10:00 AM
Giroud may often be vilified, but he will be necessary for an Arsenal title run.
UCL Preview: Arsenal vs. Bayern