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  1. Manny

    Other football - 2020/21

    Leicester would be a waste of a top 4 spot: no doubt knocked out in the groups then beaten in their first Europa League knockout tie. They’ll then frame that as a positive as they can focus on trying to qualify for the CL next year. Don’t fucking bother the Euro spots if you’ve no business competing in the actual competitions, lads.
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    VAR Thoughts?

    Was thinking when I was texting a mate about the overruling last night. If they must persist with these fucking lines, they should fix the line for the defender, press “save” or something, then the line disappears. The Stockley Park Virgin then draws a line for the attacker, and presses the button again. Both lines appear and the ruling is made. Would be more transparent than the charade I’ve just witnessed today, at least, where he just fiddles the line until it lands where he wants it.
  3. No other team sees those cunt lines as much as we do. Fuck this sport. I’m fucking done with it. Bent as a bag of fucking cocks.
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    Naby Keita

    Yeah, I agree with this. Keita has probably been unlucky in terms of his delayed move - when we agreed the deal we were a different team, for whom he'd have been perfect: all quick breaks, counters, charging with the ball and runners without it. Oxlade-Chamberlain is similar - a player who suits the pre-Kiev Liverpool much better than the current version. Since Kiev we've transitioned into a different side - as you say, more possession-based and with the fullbacks as the players who move the ball from defence into attack more so than the midfield, which has become much more utilitarian, and why Wijnaldum, Henderson and Fabinho have become the dominant group. Keita and Oxlade-Chamberlain can do a job in that kind of role, but they aren't as good at it and their main skills are wasted in it. The other night was weird. He just looked - as he often does - half asleep: second to everything, getting caught in possession, needing an extra moment to work out what to do.
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    An absolute fucking disaster of a season

    The season hasn't gone remotely according to plan, for several reasons, all of which have been done to death for the last 7 months: Injuries - especially to defenders Mental and physical fatigue - especially after going at it like the clappers for 3 years straight No fans Post league-win-and-monkey-off-back anticlimax No pre-season Lack of quality transfers I could probably go on. We could almost certainly deal with one of those at a time, probably a few of them at once but I just feel like too much has gone wrong this season and all of the above have basically just cabbaged our heads and crashed our form. Mentality monsters only gets you so far: if your best players are injured, VAR is fucking you over, your best forwards can't score for love nor money and there's nobody in the stands backing you up or helping you out then it's easy for things to just start circling the drain. It's unpalatable to see the fight just wash away week by week, but after the last three years there's enough credit in the bank for me to not really turn on them for it. There's reasons to be optimistic for next season. We've still got Klopp. We'll have key players back and we shouldn't lose more than one player from the current squad. Hopefully fans will be back in the stadium and there'll be some new faces in the squad. A lot of players will get a decent break and we should get a good pre-season (I have a theory that we would have tweaked our defensive system a bit to make us less vulnerable to balls into the channels with time on the training ground in pre-season, but there wasn't the time to do it last year). And above all else, it'll just be a reset - 0 points, level with Manchester City, back in all the cups, all of that. We were brilliant last season and it counts for nothing now one year later. Well that works both ways - as poor as we are now, it'll count for nothing against wherever we're at this time next year.
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    Sadio Mane

    Lucas Vasquez (playing against him): "fouled 4" Not the reason we lost but the ref was a bad cunt to Sadio last night.
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    Naby Keita

    Can’t understand the logic in giving him a season-defining game against a midfield of Kroos, Modric and Casemiro as his comeback game after months out. It doesn’t excuse the performance he put in but it was a baffling selection.
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    Other football - 2020/21

    Ball just drops for the scruffy cunts.
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    Other football - 2020/21

    Fuck me, how in the name of doddering fuck are Tottenham going 4th!?
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    Racism

    Really fucking pissed off with this - I can't think of a more corrupt, self-serving set of bastards since the war and yet they keep getting away with it time after time. Genuinely astonished that the main conclusion is that socio-economic factors have a greater influence in your likely outcomes in life than race - well, yeah, but did you stop and ask why there's a correlation between BAME communities and low socio-economic status? Because that feels like the real quiz, and probably should be one of the major research questions rather than a fucking finding. But no, "some white people are poor as well you know, and there's some Asian lads who do better in school than white boys" so that's it. Peace and harmony for all. This is real playing with fire shit. They're already neck-deep in culture war rhetoric because it's their surest-fire vote winner in the left behind towns and this just feels like another piece of political spin chucked into it - another 'fact' that'll make the "I'm not racist but / these days if you say you're English you get arrested and thrown in jail" crowd nod their heads and agree - "yeah you'd never get away with putting Alf Garnett on the box any more - just goes to show this is a proper tolerant country" - that racism is dead and buried and all of the BLM stuff is just a load of woke lefties who hate Churchill and are bitter about losing the Brexit vote. BLM = Marxism and Marxism = Bad, after all. It's a handy trap for the opposition as well - because now to try and counter on racism they either have to look like they're inventing it, which gives a nice easy out for the government, or try and acknowledge it within the scope of the report, which allows the government to simply reference "how much progress has been made." As always for the fucking Tories, just rig the game. In the meantime I read the other day that uptake of COVID vaccines was 20-30% lower in BAME communities than in white communities - lots of reasons for this, obviously, but one of them is just a total lack of trust of authority figures and you read this and think, yeah I don't fucking blame them. How the fuck do you trust a government that tries to - with a straight fucking face - put a bit of a positive slant on slavery because it introduced some new words into the English language. This is just straight gaslighting - "stop being outraged about stuff - you've got nothing to complain about. I don't see much racism so I dunno how you do." Just yet another fucking chapter in the whole take everything from those who'd never vote for you and give it all to those that always would: just keep ring fencing that base no matter what. Where this ends up though I've no idea, apart from the fact it's going to be pretty fucking ugly. Never mind though. The 2012 Olympics opening ceremony was pretty nice, wasn't it?
  11. I've said it previously but I genuinely don't see Haaland moving this summer, unless there's some sort of catastrophic financial fallout at Dortmund if they fail to qualify for the CL next year. He's got a release clause of €75m that kicks in next summer against a market value of probably double that, along with a fat fucking leech of an agent. This season clubs would be willing to pay £150m on him, but Dortmund would want most (if not all) of that. Next season clubs will still happily shell out £150m on him but Dortmund's claim would only be to half of it; Raiola can get a bigger pound of flesh from the remainder. Haaland's being managed carefully - Raiola knows he's onto a winner with him and he's trying to strike a delicate balance between getting him to one of the biggest clubs, but making sure there's enough moves and paydays before he can command his biggest price and wages. He's also controlling the terms of those transfers to make sure there's as little money as possible going to the clubs that develop him as a player, and more left over for his lard budget. One for the shitness of modern football thread probably: player careers being stage managed for the benefit of agents rather than clubs.
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    Ibrahima Konate

    He's quicker than most slow players.
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