Discussion in 'Soccer' started by hatterson, Feb 26, 2019.
Are you wearing the Suarez t-shirt while you are posting this?
Next game is insanely important for Arsenal to stay in the top 4 IMO. Chelsea has a game in hand and United has been super, Arsenal loses and we could easily stay at 6th until the season ends.
Just take the salt out of the equation. No need to focus on the negative; just worry about the team and not what everyone else thinks and it makes for a much more enjoyable experience (not just on here, but in general). There's plenty of bait thrown around on a daily basis...just don't take it and eventually they shut up.
Let their obsession and conduct speak for itself.
no one commented on a City game when El Clasico, London derby and other top 6 games were on at the same time. Stop with this victim complex.
Salah flopped 3 times in the span of a week or two, it's not some anti Liverpool witch hunt.
For what it's worth, I will likely not be watching the Liverpool match this weekend because it's the day after Mardi Gras
You don't fool me. I've read the Protocols of the Wise Men Who Are Plotting Liverpool's Downfall from cover to cover. Twice.
Yes I think we need to put here a timetable so that everyone can know who's watching which game.
And highlights too.
That way we can make sure if there's a biased plot or not.
As far as VVD goes, it's not that he's good. He is. He's the best CB in England and one of the very best in the world.
But it's not even that, he does make mistakes and has errors in judgement (the pen at home to City which Mahrez missed was a clear brainfart), it will happen to every CB no matter how good they are.
They will get beat here and there, they'll make a bad pass when playing from the back, they'll make a rash challenge etc. Happens to VVD, happens to Ramos, to Skriniar, to Boateng/Hummels at their peak, to Varane/Umtiti, even to Lovren. Yes, even to Lovren.
But seriously, it's this aura VVD has, his body language and the way he tells his teammates "I got this, bro" WHILE the actual play is going on.
It instills confidence and gives you a sense of security and Lovren (seriously this time) has been playing at the level he's always been capable since VVD came to Liverpool, and his inconsistencies and lapses in concentration drastically lessened. Gomez has looked great next to him (VVD) and now Matip is having a good spell too.
In last year's form, I think Salah is the best and most important player for Liverpool.
But since he does seem to be mortal this year, I'd say it's VVD who's the key to this Liverpool team.
TLDR; VVD is so good, but he acts and has this aura that males him appear even better. It gets in people's heads, opponents avoid him and do safe plays and teammates feed off of him.
As far as the penalty decision goes (Anderson on Silva) it's pretty bad in my book, but it's not like Liverpool hasn't been getting the calls this season either.
EPL needs VAR. And then they need brave and smart refs to actually enforce it.
There was a game in Italy this week, Fiorentina-Inter, where the ref viewed VAR twice, decided both times correctly (both time for Inter) and then review a handball appeal in injury time.
Game was in Florence, you got the feeling that the ref was too scared to judge against Fiorentina again and he gave the penalty even though the ball hit the defender (D'Ambrosio) in the chest from like a meter away.
Ref is suspended now, but points are dropped by Inter.
VAR can be great. But it needs good refs to enforce it.
I'll do my usual check in at halftime, and afterwards unless something noteworthy happens
I mean, if we are putting schedules, I’m 50/50, pending on if the newborn sleeps.
Why have a time table just use a check in system during match time. DUH
But why isn't the newborn sleeping? Is it because in every waking moment they are already conniving to undermine Liverpool's title bid?
(Congratulations, by the way).
Yeah, odds are ok he will be asleep.
I think Liverpool are doing enough to undermine my confidence alone
Hehe, have a great ride !
Gonna try to wake up for the NLD, but tomorrow is also Mardi Gras, so I should be a little busy drinking to watch.
Wanyama starting for the first time in a while.
No Aubameyang, Ozil or Torreira. Emery lost it
Proper thread here: GWT: - EPL week 29
I didn't realize tomorrow was Tuesday
Stop by St. Louis the Saturday before Mardi next year and I’ll hook you up
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