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Turkish Delight

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    Other Football 2021/22

    7 goals in 146 PL appearances for Adam Traore. The hype around him just because he can run fast is crazy.
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    Worst Liverpool Transfer - You’re All Wrong

    It's Diouf for me. The team he joined had not been far off in the league and signing him over Anelka for what was big money at the time took us down more than a level. He was also a terrible representative of the club. I get the Balotelli shout too though. I often heard it said that he had the ability to be a world beater in there somewhere. He really didn't and was just an ordinary talent with a load of hype because he was a bit crazy. He didn't give a fuck at all either. I recall a goal we conceded at Hull where we pushed out on a set piece and he stood in the 6 yard box watching everyone go as he couldn't be arsed. It's no surprise to me that at 31 he's playing for some no mark Turkish team.
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    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    I'm sure the blues will refer to him as Andrew rather than Andy.
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    Man City - the new bitters?

    I fail to see how City continuing to break FFP rules make a Super League more palatable. I recall reading Real and Barca had guarantees on more money, how there'd being no protection on where games would be played in future and how it would dilute competition even further. It would also be a great way for a franchise like New York City to become massive in time if they entered (which they would eventually). I'd rather Liverpool won occasional trophies in the current set up where I can actually go to games than win occasional trophies in an even less attractive set up where I can't.
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    Euro 2020(21)

    I totally respect the views of anyone who wants England to lose but while not mad, passionate about it I want them to win it. My view on it is that while there are plenty of cunts in this country there's also plenty in every team's fanbase including ours and the national sides from elsewhere. I hate the government, the media, the empire and the war references and I'm a republican so won't sing God Save The Queen but I've travelled about enough to know most people are decent and won't spend their days singing about German bombers or looking down their nose at others. I've also spent time abroad which focuses my mind on it a little too. I'm from England and while not exactly full of pride in that I also have more staked here than any other place.
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    Euro 2020(21)

    Yep.
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    Euro 2020(21)

    Totally agree that the players were there to be successful in a different system. Eriksson was a weak link as manager in the same way Southgate is now.
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    Euro 2020(21)

    It looks great on paper (James apart) but they played 4-4-2 with no natural holding midfielder and Scholes on the left wing. Eriksson just tried to force his best players on to the pitch in a system that would always get found out at some point.
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    Worst "top" player ever?

    Edgar Davids always comes to mind for me on this sort of topic. He was just a clogger who spent his career kicking people but managed to get his face everywhere as he wore a funky pair of glasses. I agree on Willian being over-rated too. A very inconsistent player who's averaged 5 Premier League goals a season playing as an attacking player for a top club for most of his career.
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    Other football - 2020/21

    I'd much rather they followed the Middlesbrough route after losing in the UEFA cup final of appointing Gareth Southgate and getting relegated within 3 years.
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    Man Utd Fans

    If they had an oil state sportswashing their human rights abuses away while spending billilons on them they'd be rioting as much as their neighbours. Fuck them.
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    New Super League to Rival CL - 11 Clubs Sign Up

    All of the owners of the other 14 are very much similar to the owners of the 'Big Six' in the greedy, horrible cunts stakes. They just don't own a brand appealing enough to have had the invitation. The teams that tried to start this Super League are fucked now though when it comes to negotiations. It was their nuclear deterrant. The threat of it was more beneficial to them than actually the reality of doing anything with it. They've just lost their biggest bargaining chip
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    New Super League to Rival CL - 11 Clubs Sign Up

    When Hicks and Gillett were here I had fire in my belly and was busy sending emails and taking part in protests but I just feel apathy now. Football has been an obsession for me for nearly 40 years and given me some amazing experiences and memories but I'm done. I've loved it less and less with each passing year and this is the final straw for me. My membership is being cancelled in the Summer and when my ticket credits are gone I know there'll be no way back. It's sad but I've had enough of lining the pockets of greedy cunts to take in a product which is progressing to bland, light entertainment. Time to go and find something else positive to focus my spare time on.
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    Kewell Kewell Kewell

    I was mates with a Leeds season ticket holder at uni around the time we signed him who'd been moaning about him for about a year before he came to Liverpool. That made me pay more attention to how he was playing and the excitement passed me by when we got him as he wasn't great in his last year there. As others have said he looked fantastic as a young player but the injuries took the pace out of his game. I met him a few years back and he seemed like a nice fella. He said going off in Istanbul was the toughest thing in his career but he knew he'd picked up an injury and needed to come off as he'd be letting the team down to play on when they could bring a fully fit player on instead. I felt a bit of sympathy for him especially when the consequences of Karius staying on in Kiev were what they were some time after that (although I acknowledge he may not have realised he was concussed).
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    We can’t carry on like this.

    One of the highlights of my youth was being mentioned in the Beano as the 6 year old from Liverpool who'd forgot to write his name on the slip when it was sent it in.
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    We can’t carry on like this.

    There's no distrubution of goals at all which is the big problem. Only Salah and Jota (when he's been fit) have scored regularly. The narrow wins became draws and narrow defeats when Jota got injured and we became completely dependent on Salah. Every combination of our entire midfield has 3 league goals between them and the last centre half to score at a set piece was Van Dijk in the first game against Leeds. We rarely shoot from distance, we have no physical presence in the box at any time and our midfielders hold back and don't make late runs in. It doesn't make for a prolific team especially when you add two hugely under-performing forwards.
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    Coronavirus

    Glad that's helped a few people. I just stumbled across it earlier trying to find some info for my Dad as he was told by his GP he'd need to wait a bit longer. Not sure why it isn't publicised.
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    Coronavirus

    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ My Dad is 64 and registered on there earlier today. He's booked in for tomorrow.
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    Coronavirus

    If you're over 64 or had a letter in the past saying you're high risk you can book in on the NHS website without waiting for them to contact you.
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    Famous People Who Are 'Probably' Cunts

    I remember reading the story of how he co-wrote Phoenix Nights with Dave Spikey and Neil Fitzmaurice but then made sure he took the sole credit for it. He's funny but he probably is a cunt.
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    Diogo Jota

    You can't predict it but given how quickly the games come in this season everyone was delighted we had a dead rubber at the time to give players a much needed rest but we didn't do it. My guess was that we were chasing the prize money for winning the game and that might not have been just Klopp's call.
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    Diogo Jota

    Needlessly playing him in that dead rubber has been almost as damaging to our season as the Van Dijk injury. He's the only player other than Salah who has scored with any consistency this season.
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    Liverpool 0 Everton 2 (Feb 20 2021)

    When they broke before that shitty penalty decision I was screaming at the telly about the fact none of our midfielders gambled on the ball breaking to the edge of the box. Our midfield has two league goals between them all season and it's absolutely no surprise when you see how deep they all want to sit.
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    VAR Thoughts?

    12 points I reckon we've been done out of by shitty decisions this season. Cost a red card, pen and a goal at Everton, blatant foul for the goal at Fulham, the Salah 'offside' and the pen at Brighton, the pen at Newcastle, the pen at Southampton and then yesterday. This shit is supposed to give accuracy and consistency as it's sole benefit and it can't even deliver that. It ruins the emotion of the game which is it's most important feature and if it carries on I think it genuinely will kill the game's popularity for no benefit at all. Personally, I'm sick of it and I'm watching less and less top flight football outside of our games.
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    Thiago Alcantara

    There's obviously a lot more factors at play but our bad form has coincided a little with him coming in so it's understandable why he'd be questioned. Our record in all competitions when he's started and hasn't is very stark. Without him W15 D7 L2 With him W2 D2 L5 The hope was he'd offer something to help us unlock teams. The form of others hasn't helped him on that but he's not contributed anything to our forward play since coming back into the team and seems to spend most of his game sitting very deep. Defensively he's averaging more fouls per 90 minutes than any other player in the league and at Old Trafford in particular his lack of pace was exposed big time. He's clearly very talented but I'm very much on the fence about whether he's what we need.
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