GWT: PL Matchweek 24/25

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  1. East Coast Bias

    East Coast Bias Registered User

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    Tues 1/29

    Arsenal - Cardiff
    Fulham - Brighton
    Wolves - West Ham
    Huddersfield - Everton
    Newcastle - Man City
    Man United - Burnley

    Wednesday 1/30

    Liverpool - Leicester
    Southampton - Crystal Palace
    Bournemouth - Chelsea
    Spurs - Watford
     
  2. Evilo

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    Yeah those coaches who had favourable decisions throughout the game and then they dare to whine to the ref, that's quite something. Multiple times I've seen it.
    I remember Hoffenheim's coach doing it against Lyon after some awful calls that went his way.
     
  3. spintheblackcircle

    spintheblackcircle Hello, Jose!

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    Kyle Martino just had a great analogy:

    Liverpool are like the juggler at the circus, really entertaining, throwing bowling pins in the air. But now the bowling pins have turned into chain saws. They are still REALLY entertaining and you want to watch, but it's more dangerous now.
     
  4. Cassano

    Cassano nyeah eh

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    All this ref favoritism for LFC this year and they still only hold a 3 pt lead. Pathetic.
     
  5. Jersey Fresh

    Jersey Fresh Video Et Taceo

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    By the way, Declan Rice easily MotM there. What a player at 19.

    That header, though...
     
  6. Chimaera

    Chimaera same ol' Caps

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    I mean, his griping, like any good managers is more for setting up the next call he gets.


    I’m ok with drawing Leicester, but this one was a stinker. Lallana is spent
     
  7. YNWA14

    YNWA14 Onbreekbaar

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    I thought Mane played well. Firmino and Salah were both pretty poor though. Shaqiri isn't good enough, despite how opportunistic he was early on when the others were doing better for him and Origi is obviously not at that level. Maybe this summer we get a real offensive rotational option with Mane/Salah/Firmino because they can't shoulder that burden the entire season by themselves. Lallana, Milner and Matip need to go, but hopefully they can dig deep to finish out this season.

    It's gonna be hard to go out and repeat the success they've had next year without some reinforcements and City are not slowing down at all so...
     
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    The difference here is that the if you go see a juggler you don't expect them to look like they're cracking under the pressure. Liverpool look like they are.
     
  9. spintheblackcircle

    spintheblackcircle Hello, Jose!

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    Well, at least unlike Spurs, they can draw and get a point when they aren't good. Spurs lose all 3 points.
     
  10. Cassano

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    Anderson is the best buy this season as well.
     
  11. kyle evs48

    kyle evs48 Devilish Boy Grin

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    Lallana is not good enough. It became very clear when he was the best bench option in the CL final. Neither is Origi.

    I don't know if Klopp forbids shots from 18+ but it seems like it. Harry Wilson should get a serious look next season.
     
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    Liverpool have looked like this most of the season; I don't think that it's a pressure thing. They're just not getting the same bounces or one moment of magic here or there at this time. I remember after they very clearly outplayed PSG and got that win they went for a long stretch where they looked terrible but they were still winning games...this is not the same kind of well oiled machine City is that looks like it'll win every game. They're definitely grinding out a lot of points at the moment and while they are still the better team in a lot of the games, they're just not creating enough offence to look dominant and have that confidence of this being theirs to lose.

    That's not to say they can't win the title or find that spark again, but right now they don't look like title winners to me. Something has to change for the end of season push or they'll finish in 2nd/3rd.
     
  13. Chimaera

    Chimaera same ol' Caps

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    It’s a lot to ask of Milner to play RB. Especially when the last three teams we’ve played have pretty good wide players. That was a big mistake (letting Clyne go).

    Keita has been poor. He’s not ready; but they have to play him because Henderson is almost as fragile as Lallana, and they’ve run Gini into the ground. Throw in Fabinho getting sick, and I think there’s an argument to be made that they needed a midfielder at the start of the season, and they most certainly needed one now. I guess they thought Ox was close, and they could bridge it until he got ready.

    In the attack, Sturridge needs more time than he’s going to get. Origi isn’t good enough for some mid table sides, none the less top 4.

    Defensively? I mean, they’ve had half of Lovren all season, and Gomez coming back from injury?

    They needed a few things and didn’t get them. I know they have faith in the kids, but they’re not playing them in big matches
     
  14. Chimaera

    Chimaera same ol' Caps

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    They’re going to sell Harry Wilson this summer for a hefty profit. I like him, but Klopp won’t give him the time to work it out in Liverpool when he thinks he can win a title or a CL. If someone will give them 18-20, they’ll snap their hands off.
     
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    Klopp accusing the ref of bias in the second half because of the missed offside in the first half.
     
  16. Jersey Fresh

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    Klopp has some balls, let me tell you. :laugh:

    You almost have to respect it, it's so brazen. Almost.
     
  17. Chimaera

    Chimaera same ol' Caps

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    I guess when you’ve laid a turd two matches in a row, gotta have something to go after
     
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    That would be silly. Realistically they should have kept him instead of buying Shaqiri in the summer (and bought a more adequate back-up for the front trio), but his development at Derby has been great and he should definitely get a chance to stick around next season.
     
  19. kyle evs48

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    I hope not. He seems to be scoring from 18+ yards for fun and it would be nice to have someone unafraid to have a pop against teams that want to sit off - i.e. 14 of the 20 teams in the league.
     
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    Just saw the exchange with Pellegrini, too. No idea what he's saying, but the gesticulating tells me they're arguing and you know Pellegrini wouldn't have said anything to set it off. Dude needs to keep it together.

    Anyway, I fully expected another 4-1. It'd be nice if they were this committed every week.
     
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    What is it tonight? The bubbles made it difficult to keep possesion? :naughty:
     
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    Bournemouth is a team that they’ll crush or lose too imo. Can’t see a draw happening.
     
  23. kyle evs48

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    Loaning Clyne looks pretty poor while watching Milner get torched by good wide players.
     
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    Good thing Klopp has the experience. So that he can keep his cool.

    Rice is a special kind of talent. Will be interesting to see how he develops. If he can continue on the path he is now there won’t be too many CM/DMs better than him in a couple of years. Still early days of course.
     
  25. East Coast Bias

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    Pellegrini bringing that fire

     
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    Klopp does this to take heat off the players. Same as when he complains about the weather. Nothing to see here.
     

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