GWT: PL Matchweek 24/25

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  1. East Coast Bias

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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. Live in the Now

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    This is the first time Liverpool dropped points to City in around a month, while gaining points the whole time. Including against Leicester.

    Re.

    lax.
     
  3. bluesfan94

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    Both are "passionate" to the point of being obnoxious and interfering (Mourinho with water bottles, Klopp with running on to hug Allison). Both routinely blame others for their losses. Both demand a certain type of player. Both spend 100s of millions on players. Yeah, there're a lot of similarities.
    Okay, different, but very similar.
     
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    Both have inflated egos.
    However, one is suceeding and backing it up, the other is failing but still considers himself as the best.
     
  5. Live in the Now

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    Mourinho also goes and pokes the other coach in the ****ing eye. No comparison whatsoever and everyone should know that if they're thinking straight.
     
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    I dunno...feels like a bit of a stretch to me but to each their own. I think Klopp is passionate for sure, but I think most of his 'antics' are more impulsive while Mourinho's are more calculated and intentional. Klopp also doesn't seem to be super full of himself to me. He can definitely be a bit whiny at times but I think all the top coaches do that, and most top players; it's something that seems to go hand in hand with the top echelon of competitiveness.
     
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  7. Live in the Now

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    Let's also not forget the countless instances of Mourinho starting wars through the press or personally insulting other players and coaches. Also that fight with Chelsea's staff earlier this season.

    The only way one can compare them is if they have irrational hatred. Bottom line.

    For what it's worth I thought Klopp was complaining about the added time, which was a fair complaint considering the amount of dead period in those last three minutes. Then Pellegrini let him have it.
     
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    Why is the Chelsea thing a negative for Mourinho? Of all the Mourinho things that he can be criticized for, that's almost at the bottom of the list.
     
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    The thing with the Chelsea coaches definitely not something I’m gonna hold against Mou. If a coach or player came into Klopps technical area and celebrated right in his face Klopp would be rightly insulted and would absolutely react. As would any coach, that’s just a stupid and ****ty thing to do.
     
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    Don’t even think he should be criticized for that imo.
     
  11. Live in the Now

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    If I remember right, the fight didn't start until a minute or two later. I could be wrong though and am definitely not speaking with confidence here.
     
  12. Wee Baby Seamus

    Wee Baby Seamus Yo, Goober, where's the meat?

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    Yeah that one was low-key completely on the Chelsea assistant and not on Mou at all. There's a reason why Sarri apologized for it.
     
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    The assistant ran past Mourinho once and did a fist pump right in front of him. Then 10 seconds later he ran back past and said something. Mourinho reacted almost immediately and then security jumped in.
     
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    No Chelsea scored the tying goal near the end of the game and ran past Mou and the bench celebrating and on his way back he stopped and celebrated right in Mou’s face. And Mou was rightly upset about that.
     
  15. Live in the Now

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    Fair enough, I thought it went differently, but I don't usually remember those details when it comes to rivals.
     
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    Mind, when the late Cheick Tiote had a perfectly good goal disallowed for a nonexistent offside by servile cheats in 2014, Pellegrini was happy to lie to the media that the decision was correct.
     
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    That’s fair. I was being overly simplistic for the sake of comparison, but my general point is that they’re more similar than their reputations would have you believe.
     
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    Honestly I don’t really see it. Klopps is pretty charismatic and people like him. Mou is negative, mean, an egomaniac and doesn’t get along with anyone. Both whine a lot but that’s nothing uncommon with managers.
     
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    I don´t think that is true at all. Just take Ibrahimovic as an example - you don´t think he gets along with Mourinho?

    Considering how "controversial" Mourinho is among fans (this board being a good example) it is quite surprising how few players have come out against him.

    Not that I like Mourinho, but it seems like his relationship with people is a lot better in private than you might think watching him on TV.
     
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    Let us wait and see if Liverpool lose it before determining if they have "choked". Drawing against two decent teams isn´t choking. But I guess regardless a choker will win it in the end. City surely choked as well against Newcastle then?
     
  21. Il Mediano

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    Klopp's a genuinely good dude who cares about the collective. Every manager has to have an ego, (as with any successful person) , but it's nothing like Jose.

    Mourinho is driven by ego and from being slighted earlier in his career. His words : " I don't belong to the football tribe." Translation: he feels like an outcast and that's fuelled him his entire career. It started at Barca , and his response was to just win trophies at all cost. He's really nothing like Klopp and he's very much an individualist in his pursuits.

    That said, I don't think Mourinho is a bad guy away from the pitch at all. I just think he's in the game for different reasons than Klopp.

    If I'm an owner , I'd want Klopp to be my manager every day of the week over Jose , but I could understand someone feeling differently.
     
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