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    The ultimate Captain thread

    In my football watching lifetime, only Sami and StevieG are the real choices. Rather hard but I'll go with the Phil Collins' fan.
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    Wolves (A) Premier League 20/1/2020 - 20:00

    I'm out of superlatives for this Liverpool team. Wolves were a good and tricky opposition, as expected. Traore was a nuisance and caused Robertson endless problems. Salah was too selfish and squandered too many good opportunities by refusing to square the ball -- the sort of stuffs that usually caused rows between teammates and created bad vibes, sinking team-spirit like how it annoyed anxious supporters. But this team kept on going and going, overcoming obstacles both without and within like another walk in the park, deservingly notched another win. Not the smoothest of performances, but this just might had been my most favorite Liverpool game of this memorable season. What did Klopp call this group of players? Mentality giants? At this point that is no exaggeration.
  3. VVD -- another dominant performance. Also the scorer of the winning goal. Wijn -- brillian press resistor. Hendo - captain performance.
  4. Alisson, Firmino, VVD. It was hairy, the boys looked dead tired near the end; and since Atkinson bought into Spurs' diving early on, we were scared to touch them. Alisson's solid handling saved our bacon repeatedly.
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    Spurs (A) Premier League 11/1/2020 - 17:30

    Is Virg okay? He took a little long to get up after a tackle.
  6. Nope. Leicester had like 2 shots, one blocked, the other into the side netting.
  7. Did everyone not complain about Bobby's form just a week or so ago?
  8. Finally some breathing space.
  9. Same game plane as when they played us at Anfield. Playing possum for 60 minutes then turned up. They were even more passive this time and we didn't capitalize on the numerous chances we had. Now the game is tense.
  10. WTF are Leicester playing at? Or had the return of Gini just made us this dominant? Need to materialize these chances though or we may live to regret it.
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    FSG are not shit

    Nope. Baseball isn't like American Football or NBA, where highly drafted kids are ready to start and be stars. Baseball draftees still have to go through a long developing process with the farm system before they were deemed ready. Drafting early still mattered, but not as much. The incentive is still to win, given how much they spent. Red Sox are in a tough division. A slow start fucked them and that was that. No biggie.
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    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    It's 2019, not 2010. Greatness had left Ancelotti at least 3 jobs ago. I'm more surprised Everton would pick him when they need long term thinking than Carlitto cashing out on his past reputation.
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    Should Corbyn remain as Labour leader?

    "White guilt" is an Americanism, "imperial guilt"? Whatever you want to call it, the tendency to blame everything wrong in the world currently to something Imperial Britain or France or the US had done in the past.
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    Should Corbyn remain as Labour leader?

    The rejection of Corbyn wasn't a surprise, what telling was how total and final it was. He and his devotees will continue to blame the media for this humiliation, but two flaws of his had made this fiasco quite inevitable, IMO: 1. Brexit means Brexit. After 4 years of unrelenting infighting and going in circles, the general public just want it done. Corbyn chose to sit on the fence. To be fair, in his estimation, the Tories would self-immolate over the impossible issue, leaving him as the only game in town -- and it had nearly worked, the period between the end of May and beginning of Johnson was a rough storm that nearly wrecked HMS Tories. 2. "Blame the west first" politics don't work outside far-left and certain trust-fund babies echo chambers. To the average Joes and Janes, white guilt was not a luxury they could afford; and to immigrants like your truly who had a longer and wider historical perspective than "imperialism is terrible" and "colonialism sucked" -- it's intellectually bankrupted horseshit. The general public simply do not want people with suspected patriotism to be their leader. If Corbyn were an academic or a priest, I would have respected him. As it was, good riddance to the useless bastard.
  15. Mark Wright. Brought in when Souness first arrived, didn't impress until Roy Evans took over and changed to 3atb. Michael Thomas too. He started to play rather well when everybody had already given up on him.
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    Sterling / Gomez - 'clash'

    He's rattled, alright. The booing affected his game, it didn't make him behaving this way. His ego just couldn't take that the "losers" he had to burn all bridges to leave behind were going to make him a "loser." So out of all the people he could lash out on, he picked the lowest one on the totem pole. He's a fucking coward.
  17. Talking about ludicrous transfers could be fun -- until people started sliding into wishful thinking -- then it got annoying.
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    Genk (H) Champions League 5/11 - 20:00

    Half of the team were put there to play themselves into form, unsurprisingly we didn't do well when we tried to speed things up a bit. There should still be enough quality to not look this stuttering though.