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Re: Todays fitba
« Reply #8880 on: January 04, 2019, 10:06:48 AM »
Aye. The two city goals were something else. Both finishes millimetre perfect. Some of the one-touch triangles when being pressed by, at times 5 Liverpool players, particularity in the first 20 minutes. Sane and Fernandinho, in a game where there were so many brilliant performances. I'll often stick games on nowadays and view them glancing up from my phone, not last night.

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« Reply #8881 on: January 04, 2019, 01:22:07 PM »
It was a pretty decent game and a good advert for a league that comes in for a lot of criticism (and rightly so most of the time.)

I was of the opinion that a draw would've been a fair result. I don't believe there was much between the teams at all. Loveren was a bit shit. Kompany nae his usual self (and hasn't been for a long time) and lucky to stay on the park. Liverpool a ball hair away from scoring first too when some sublime football almost created a bizarre Ederson OG. Many City started with a lot of possession but were mostly knocking it around in their own half. Loveren gifted Aguero a chance which he duly took. Sane's bit of quality proved to be enough.

Obviously I want Liverpool to win the league just to get it up Manc Don  :wave: so last night was a tough defeat to take. I was quietly fancying an invincible season. I don't expect Liverpool to play with a newfound sense of "freedom" that losing an unbeaten run can apprently bring. I expect them to have a poorer second half of the season than first and I expect man City to pip them to the title.


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Re: Todays fitba
« Reply #8882 on: January 04, 2019, 02:38:24 PM »
As a game I found it a bit meh to be honest.  It held my attention but for 2 of the worlds best teams it wasn't exactly a classic.
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« Reply #8883 on: January 04, 2019, 03:08:26 PM »
As a game I found it a bit meh to be honest.  It held my attention but for 2 of the worlds best teams it wasn't exactly a classic.

Different strokes, different folks.

What I enjoyed about it most of all was the level of technical skill on show. The passing was crisp, fast, slick and accurate. Close control was superb, Barcelona-esque in their heyday and most of all, so few mistakes like we are burdened with in the SPFL. Obviously given the wages they are on and the level they play at, it's unfair to compare the two best teams in that league with the journeymen we watch at Pittodrie but the game is still the same and it's nice to see it being played properly for a change. Some of the moves and passing was out of this world and the last two goals were tremendously well constructed, the first being a sheer bit of Aguero magic, as he always finds against Liverpool at home.

I don't really care who wins the EPL but if forced to make a pick, I would definitely go Citeh. I think they're the better all-round team and much as Klopp has an excellent record v. Pep in individual matches, there has to be a question mark about Klopp's ability to deliver the big ones, having lost 6 or 7 major finals including Champions League. That was as good as a final last night in that if Liverpool had been good enough to win, they would have been heavily odds-on with a 10 point margin but they never deserved to win with their front 3 being unable to work enough decent chances. I also expect that with De Bruyne returning to fitness, City will become even stronger. The biggest shock to me was how they lost consecutively to Leicester and Palace. Didn't see either game but they'll not do that again this season. They are a great football team with superb balance in the squad. Citeh will have it tied up with at least one game to spare would be my guess.
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Re: Todays fitba
« Reply #8884 on: January 06, 2019, 09:10:14 PM »
Obviously I want Liverpool to win the league just to get it up Manc Don  :wave: so last night was a tough defeat to take. I was quietly fancying an invincible season. I don't expect Liverpool to play with a newfound sense of "freedom" that losing an unbeaten run can apprently bring. I expect them to have a poorer second half of the season than first and I expect man City to pip them to the title.

 ;D Anyone but Liverpool mate ;)

Was watching it at home in NL, and the ziggo commentators thought it was all down to the defender?  I couldn't understand it because I thought the keeper was at fault there. WTF was he doing?! Bizarre circumstances, scousers were very unlucky (phew). I do think you'll do it this year and given how many liverpool fans there seems to be in NZ, I won't even be able to hide from the wank fest that'll be going on  :hammer:

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Re: Todays fitba
« Reply #8885 on: January 06, 2019, 10:23:44 PM »
;D Anyone but Liverpool mate ;)

Was watching it at home in NL, and the ziggo commentators thought it was all down to the defender?  I couldn't understand it because I thought the keeper was at fault there. WTF was he doing?! Bizarre circumstances, scousers were very unlucky (phew). I do think you'll do it this year and given how many liverpool fans there seems to be in NZ, I won't even be able to hide from the wank fest that'll be going on  :hammer:

Agree that keeper was at fault.

Don't agree that Liverpool will win the league.

I think it's possible that City could win every one of their last 17 and post 101 points.
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Re: Todays fitba
« Reply #8886 on: January 07, 2019, 01:21:26 AM »
Everton have been my English team since I was 8. So the the thought of either Liverpool or City winning the league doesn't exactly fill me with joy either way.

Undeniably Liverpool play football the way it was meant to be played so on balance I'm wanting them to come through in the end. Well unless Spurs can go on a long winning run and pip them both which would definitely be my preference but I am a realist...

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Re: Todays fitba
« Reply #8887 on: January 11, 2019, 12:15:28 AM »
Hammer blow to Killie (and competition in our league) as Greg Stewart is recalled by Birmingham. Supposedly heading to Sunderland. This along with Jones signing precontract with Tribute Act will seriously weaken Killie making them less likely to do any damage to either of the arse cheeks.

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« Reply #8888 on: January 11, 2019, 12:39:23 AM »
Hammer blow to Killie (and competition in our league) as Greg Stewart is recalled by Birmingham. Supposedly heading to Sunderland. This along with Jones signing precontract with Tribute Act will seriously weaken Killie making them less likely to do any damage to either of the arse cheeks.

That's their season well and truly fucked I'd have thought.

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Re: Todays fitba
« Reply #8889 on: January 11, 2019, 09:57:48 AM »
That's their season well and truly fucked I'd have thought.

Doesn't look great for them.

Tim's supposedly looking to loan out Mulumbu. If true, while I'd still like him to come here, I'd imagine he'll be back to Clarke.
If they can screw the sevco for some money for Jones to go now, I'd imagine Clarke will be able to bring in adequate replacements for him and Stewart.

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Re: Todays fitba
« Reply #8890 on: January 11, 2019, 09:15:43 PM »
Leeds 2-0 up against Derby. Lowe getting absolutely roasted all game by the Leeds right winger

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Re: Todays fitba
« Reply #8891 on: January 11, 2019, 09:54:09 PM »
Leeds 2-0 up against Derby. Lowe getting absolutely roasted all game by the Leeds right winger

He never got past Lowe once in the first half. Max's only mistakes (in the first 45) were misplaced passes, in common with the whole of the Derby team. He singlehandedly created the best chance of the first half for Derby but the striker miscontrolled it. Leeds were so superior overall.
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Re: Todays fitba
« Reply #8892 on: January 12, 2019, 02:34:10 AM »
So Bielsa's spying worked a treat then  :D

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« Reply #8893 on: January 19, 2019, 02:14:59 PM »
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Re: Todays fitba
« Reply #8894 on: January 20, 2019, 05:56:06 PM »
Spurs just scored a literal last 10 second winner away to Fulham, and I swear to God, their supporters seemed awfully subdued considering the goal and the timing etc... weird as fuck  :-\
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Re: Todays fitba
« Reply #8895 on: January 20, 2019, 07:34:50 PM »
Spurs just scored a literal last 10 second winner away to Fulham, and I swear to God, their supporters seemed awfully subdued considering the goal and the timing etc... weird as fuck  :-\

Maybe it was sight of Dele Alli limping off just before goal.

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Re: Todays fitba
« Reply #8896 on: January 22, 2019, 01:06:54 PM »
Cardiff City new signing Emiliano Sala involved in plane crash in the channel.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-guernsey-46954922


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Re: Todays fitba
« Reply #8897 on: January 22, 2019, 07:08:24 PM »
Cardiff City new signing Emiliano Sala involved in plane crash in the channel.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-guernsey-46954922

Pretty awful news

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Re: Todays fitba
« Reply #8898 on: January 23, 2019, 07:29:12 AM »
Yip. Fucking grim stuff.  :(

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Re: Todays fitba
« Reply #8899 on: January 23, 2019, 07:56:29 AM »
Why the fuck would Cardiff, who are in the richest league in the world, send their 15 million pounds new signing on a shitty wee one-engined plane? Not a good year for the EPL in air travel.  :-\
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