Originally Posted by Roy Tucker
I've been watching the EPL more and more over the last couple years...
I have no favorite teams, but I'm just agog at the skills of the players. Such quick accurate passes and their feet are like magnets for the ball. And such a feel for the pitch and spacing. And there doesn't seem to be as much diving as in WC soccer. Plus British crowds are very appreciative of the play.
From what I've seen, British refs aren't afraid to card for simulation. I love the singing you hear from EPL fans. Even the weaker teams seem to have great fan support. I can't imagine an American sport where you would hear the crowd cheering and singing the whole game for a last place team like you hear for teams in the drop zone for EPL. My hope is to one day get back over there and catch a match in person.