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  1. Turkish Delight

    Premier League Round Up (Jul 7-9 2020)

    I just can't see it with Traore. To me he's like a bulkier, faster Jermaine Pennant with a goal return to match. He's become a very good crosser and has terrifying pace but he's a touchline hugger with no natural instinct to go in to the box when the ball is on the other side. Where teams dig in and he can't just use raw pace he doesn't have the guile to create chances for himself or to get into the right spaces for others to find him. That's why he has one single premier league goal in his career against teams outside the big six.
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    Shit players that had worldie's against us?

    Those Leicester games make me think of Matt Elliott. A yard dog of a defender but he was excellent against us and fairly sure he scored as well. Seem to remember there being a clamour for us to sign him at the time too as his toughness was the opposite of what we had back then.
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    Starting again at life in middle age

    I'm 38 and took this step after 11 years nearly 2 years ago. I found the initial adjustment emotionally tough but my take on it now is: - The time with my kids is better quality. They live with me half the time and the absence of the strain of a failing relationship makes it much more relaxed when we do things together. - Use the additional time on your own well. Try to put your effort into things that can have a positive impact on your life. I put my focus on getting fit as much for mental well being as anything. I was overweight but I'm now fitter than I've ever been in my life. - My time with my mates is much better than it ever was. I can go out for a few pints or even go for a weekend away (which I hadn't done in years) when I don't have the kids without knowing I'm going home to a guilt trip. - Meeting women is much easier now than it ever was with the internet. I've also learned I'm much more comfortable in my own skin than when I was younger which helps. - I've found with time I get on fine with my ex. We both recognise we weren't right for each other in the end but everything is totally amicable and we're both happier for doing what we did. Most importantly, I think the kids are too. It is daunting to take those first steps on your own but if things weren't working out it will be for the best in the end. Hope it goes well for you.
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    Featured: That was the week that was (May 26 - Jun 1 2020)

    I think I might have caught Covid at that Atletico game too. I had bought some flowers to drop round at my Mum's on Mothers Day which was the following weekend but I woke up that morning not feeling right and decided I wouldn't take chances on passing her something to bring into her house. It took me 4 or 5 weeks before I was properly back to normal and I'm just so glad I didn't go around there. I was at the shops to get the flowers the day before and remember looking around loads of sports shops for things to do exercise at home that day too. It's a horrible thought to think I could have passed it on to anyone.
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    Coronavirus

    I'm fairly sure SARS mutated to something more severe with a higher death rate among those who caught it which enabled it to be recognised easily and contained. I don't have the source but think it may have been a Chris Whitty presentation that I watched. Basically, viruses that are mild to most people have potential to spread wider and stay around longer as people go about their daily lives when they have them and transmit them. Obviously, if it goes mild to the extent it stops killing people then that's a good thing. When something is very obviously severe from the outset it's easier to identify and contain to bring the R rate low.
  6. Exactly this. He was fucking awful in the run up to that final and got away with mistakes against City and Roma through bad refereeing and luck. He was a ticking timebomb that was always going to cost us at some point. I remember in Istanbul having no real sympathy for Harry Kewell when he went off injured but I actually ended up meeting him and chatted to him about it years later. He said going off in the European Cup final was one of the toughest moments of his career but he knew he'd picked up an injury and wasn't going to be able to perform at a level the team needed him to so he asked to come off for the good of the team. Karius instead stayed on and cost us the game. For all Mignolet's faults, if he'd come on in that match I don't think we'd have lost.
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    Watford 3 Liverpool 0 (Feb 29 2020)

    Generally in this game there wasn't much in it but Watford won because they made less mistakes than us. Usually we don't make those types of mistakes but the big concern for me is that we aren't really creating a lot at all. Some of that is on the front 3 but where teams are setting out to defend deep in numbers both against the forwards and the full backs we need someone in midfield to offer something both in energy and creativity. That's just not happening at all. Fabinho has struggled since his injury and both Keita and Ox have stunk the place out recently when asked to fill in as well. If Curtis Jones plays well at Chelsea tomorrow then he has a proper stake for picking up that role at the weekend too as there's nobody else there standing out at the moment.
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    Man City - the new bitters?

    Abu Dhabi got involved with City as a promotional tool to deflect from their human rights abuses and corruption and to portray their country in a good light. I'm pretty sure it wasn't because of a love for the sport. At the point it becomes clear they are just magnifying those things by being obviously corrupt in the way City is run will they just fuck it off?
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    Man City - the new bitters?

    We play first the weekend after that too so if we win the next 4 they'd go to United at least 31 points behind us unless the West Ham game is played before then. We could do with them taking something off Leicester or a United win there would mean us winning the league that day.
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    Other Football - 2019/20

    I've decided I want them to keep winning now. I want us to win it in one of our games rather than after them losing. If Leicester beat them and we keep winning then we'd win it on 8th March if they lose at United. Better that they keep winning and we do it v Palace or them instead.
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    Shrewsbury (A) Fa Cup 26/1/2020 - 17:00

    It was noticeable how few crosses we attempted in the game and how they struggled with the few we did attempt. Our approach to attacking play seemed to be launching long passes into their deep defence with the front line all miles apart. The movement all over the pitch was non-existent.
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    Man Utd (H) Premier League - 19/1/20

    Ole will be out of a job soon enough anyway so I want us to smash them and not worry about him too much. I don't expect us to though. They'll look to sit in and hit us on the counter with pace. If we score first then I expect us to play keep ball until they get desperate to chase it and leave gaps. If they score first it could be a slog.
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    Worst you've ever felt after a defeat?

    Chelsea 2014 is the most gut wrenching one as I knew that dream was over following that loss and didn't think we had a side to challenge again. I think from a sheer bleakness perspective the home loss to Blackpool in 2010 stands out too. Not so much that we had been outplayed by Blackpool at Anfield which was bad enough. I just found the whole day emotionally draining as the match was a sideshow to the protests we had to do. At that point I was genuinely worried about Hick and Gillett keeping hold of the club and that we were heading for a decline we might not recover from.
  14. His problem is his lack of tactical acumen and to a lesser extent quality players. He has one way to play which involves quick counter attacks. That's effective against good teams who leave space in behind for Rashford, Martial etc. It won't help you break down a team camped in their own area though. They also score the least (or did until recently) amount of goals from set pieces in the league so they either aren't being imaginative enough with them or lack quality delivery. They're a team set up to keep every game tight and sometimes that means you edge a win on the big boys. Sometimes it also means you lose to the shite. Long may it continue.
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    Featured: That was the week that was (Dec 21-27 2019)

    David Luiz for worst performance by an opposition player for me. He was shocking at Anfield giving away the pen and then being destroyed by Salah for the third. Every time I watch Burnley I become more convinced that Charlie Taylor is the worst player in the league though.
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