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6 minutes ago, 3 Stacks said:

I'd take almost nothing from that Porto game, but to his credit; playing well is playing well.

Damned with faint praise.  

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3 hours ago, stringvest said:

he's had a kick up the arse at the beginning of the season, I think.  An on-form Fabinho, Thiago, Elliot/Jones is as good a midfield as anywhere I think.  Henderson and Milner too of course.

Fixed that for you.

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4 minutes ago, 3 Stacks said:

I like Jones, it's hard not to, but I wouldn't use this game as a marker to say "he's arrived".

I sort of agree, as it was the easiest 90 minutes we'll have all season, but we got an extended view - rather than glimpses - of what he's capable of

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1 hour ago, stringvest said:

I sort of agree, as it was the easiest 90 minutes we'll have all season, but we got an extended view - rather than glimpses - of what he's capable of

It's a bit like the Atalanta game in Bergamo last season, Imo. Not that this game or Jones' performance is a fluke, but the opposition was so ridiculous in their lack of quality and effort that you can't really draw a conclusion.

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1 hour ago, 3 Stacks said:

I like Jones, it's hard not to, but I wouldn't use this game as a marker to say "he's arrived".

Agree but last night was a big step . He bossed a weaker team and provided the ammunition for the strikers to kill them off emphatically. Its' not all about playing well against the best he needs to dominate shite and put them away, something we have not always done in recent years

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6 minutes ago, 3 Stacks said:

It's a bit like the Atalanta game in Bergamo last season, Imo. Not that this game or Jones' performance is a fluke, but the opposition was so ridiculous in their lack of quality and effort that you can't really draw a conclusion.

That opposition beat us at Anfield in the return match. That Porto side held Man City and knocked out Juventus last season. Neither team lack quality, they won't be winning the CL anytime soon but they good sides, taking good sides apart and making them look ordinary is what great players do.

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4 minutes ago, No2 said:

That opposition beat us at Anfield in the return match. That Porto side held Man City and knocked out Juventus last season. Neither team lack quality, they won't be winning the CL anytime soon but they good sides, taking good sides apart and making them look ordinary is what great players do.

It's not that Porto or Atalanta lack quality. It's that yesterday, you might fail to see a Champions League team play worse than they did, maybe ever, and Atalanta's tactics in the first game were suicidal. We played well in both matches, but I'm not sure how you can watch those games and not see how cartoonishly bad the performance of the opposition was.

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11 minutes ago, 3 Stacks said:

It's not that Porto or Atalanta lack quality. It's that yesterday, you might fail to see a Champions League team play worse than they did, maybe ever, and Atalanta's tactics in the first game were suicidal. We played well in both matches, but I'm not sure how you can watch those games and not see how cartoonishly bad the performance of the opposition was.

Teams don't play shit for the craic, Barca didn't intend to lose 4 nil to us, City were destroyed in 20 minutes not because they played shit, it has happened to better teams than Porto and Atalanta. You can't do that without top performances, Atalanta and Porto have never lost that heavily at home before, some credit is surely due?

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Beat what's put in front of you. I dont care if the other team has a comedy keeper or a shit performance. I guess from their perspective Real Madrid fans were arsed that Karius had a 'disappointing' game or whether he was concussed or not.

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41 minutes ago, No2 said:

Teams don't play shit for the craic, Barca didn't intend to lose 4 nil to us, City were destroyed in 20 minutes not because they played shit, it has happened to better teams than Porto and Atalanta. You can't do that without top performances, Atalanta and Porto have never lost that heavily at home before, some credit is surely due?

Yeah, some credit, as I said. Not overboard though.

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29 minutes ago, Reacher said:

Some people just cant admit there were wrong, some shocking opinions on the young lad earlier in this thread.

On 08/02/2021 at 20:00, Pidge said:

He's been playing very disciplined all season, would be good to see him get a go with Henderson or Fabinho holding things down more. I think he might be part of the plan post-Gini, but hopefully as his confidence builds he gets a few more goals and assists in there. 

 

Stand by it, tbh.

 

He's been ace, the mentality was always there to be fair to him. But last season he was undeniably playing within himself because they wanted him to play a particular role. This year he seems to be covering that role AND looking to impact the game (as is his natural inclination), if he can nail both sides of his game in the Prem, we've got a great player on our hands.

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1 hour ago, No2 said:

Teams don't play shit for the craic, Barca didn't intend to lose 4 nil to us, City were destroyed in 20 minutes not because they played shit, it has happened to better teams than Porto and Atalanta. You can't do that without top performances, Atalanta and Porto have never lost that heavily at home before, some credit is surely due?

 

1 hour ago, 3 Stacks said:

It's not that Porto or Atalanta lack quality. It's that yesterday, you might fail to see a Champions League team play worse than they did, maybe ever, and Atalanta's tactics in the first game were suicidal. We played well in both matches, but I'm not sure how you can watch those games and not see how cartoonishly bad the performance of the opposition was.

Personally i think it is a little from both columns. That porto performance without doubt was one of the worst i have ever seen in this competition. They were lucky to come out of the game only conceding 5. But that level of performance can be cause by just how good we were - especially without the ball, as I think that was what really got to them. They expected too much time on the ball and we just didn't give it to them - this is something Jones contributed to massively and something Klopp referenced after the game in terms of Jones performance. Personally I think the sky is the limit for Jones - but last nights performance didn't bring me to that conclusion, although it was great to see his swagger back. We have a great talent on our hands, but I think we can be refencing a breakthrough moment if he is that devastating on Sunday. This is the thing now, we need to see performance after performance from him - we haven't seen that yet no matter who the opponent is. 

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38 minutes ago, AngryOfTuebrook said:

 

great, I just can't stand those faux Billie Holiday voices.  I blame Amy Winehouse, Duffy and the whole fucking Brit school thing.

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7 minutes ago, Lee909 said:

Any chance that keeper from last night can play for City this weekend

They probably own him.

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6 hours ago, m0e said:

I CAN'T BELIEVE WE DIDN'T BUY ANY MIDFIELDERS THIS SUMMER!!!!

You don't half flip flop all over the place with your opinions. Do we need to strengthen in midfield and attack? Yes. Is there a decent player in Jones? Yes

 

The question marks are over Keita and OX (as you well know) and not really replacing the consistent Gini. Just a reminder that we are currently down two midfielders out of the 8 and one of those remaining 6 will be playing right back on sunday i imagine.

 

We are always only one or two injuries from a knife edge crisis.

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2 hours ago, stringvest said:

great, I just can't stand those faux Billie Holiday voices.  I blame Amy Winehouse, Duffy and the whole fucking Brit school thing.

She's OK, but she's no Pepper Mills.

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36 minutes ago, AngryOfTuebrook said:

She's OK, but she's no Pepper Mills.

Poundland Pepper Mills. She can’t even play a recorder FFS.

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7 hours ago, BeefStroganoff said:

You don't half flip flop all over the place with your opinions. Do we need to strengthen in midfield and attack? Yes. Is there a decent player in Jones? Yes

 

The question marks are over Keita and OX (as you well know) and not really replacing the consistent Gini. Just a reminder that we are currently down two midfielders out of the 8 and one of those remaining 6 will be playing right back on sunday i imagine.

 

We are always only one or two injuries from a knife edge crisis.

Indeed.

 

Enjoying the season, thus far?

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