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    ST'er for over 25 years. Wife, Son & Daughter all Reds in a Blue family!!
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  1. coachpotato

    Joe Cole and Coronavirus

    Well Joe, its oft been said that the League is a marathon and not a sprint (and I’m not talking chocolate bars or cans of pop Joe!) so let’s say we assume that it is a marathon hey? If so it would be that the pack, led by Man City, would be at the 18 mile mark of the 26+ miles, and Liverpool are at the 25 mile point and still going strong, way ahead of the others. Does that make it any easier to understand why your suggestion is as thick as you are? Not that being on the staff at relegation threatened West Ham has skewed your judgement hey?
  2. If a game is more than 75% completed and is abandoned, isn’t there some rule that says the result stands? We’re 75% through 38 games. Just saying.
  3. This. Sky seem to have cornered the market on those who begrudge our club anything. Thankfully the rest of the media is all Pro-Liverpool. What?..
  4. coachpotato

    What Do We Do Now?

    You’ll be able to figure out what peole will be doing in 9 months time when there’s a baby boom! At least the Everton wives should be safe for a while, every cloud eh?
  5. Can see Euro2020 being delayed for a year, so Premier League suspended until after the peak of the outbreak (we’re in the delay period currently, so probably 4-6 weeks?) has passed and then reconvened to run late and through into the summer. I don’t think it’ll be scrapped, but nothing would surprise me to be honest.
  6. He cost us the first goal in extra time when better finishing in the first 90 minutes would’ve seen us through. I’m not defending him, he’s a second choice for a reason, but as well as we played overall, we were shown up for not having the ruthlessness needed up front against top quality teams, and it’s that which needs addressing. We already have the best goalkeeper in the world in our squad.
  7. coachpotato

    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    “Everton aren’t we.” “Born not manufactured.” “Chosen.” I’m so, so thankful I wasn’t, you complete hoop.
  8. Any other keeper is a downgrade on Alisson, so we should accept that first and foremost. However, the shot that Willian scored from and the one against Bournemouth that cannoned off Adrian for a corner, we’re both hit straight at him. He had his fists straight out in front of him for the Bournemouth one. If he can do that, then should be able to grab the ball into his chest, it’s basic goalkeeping. It seems loads of continental keepers do the punching thing rather than trying to catch the ball and I can’t figure out why, as the ball does move around and the fists are a smaller target and so it must be harder to accurately make contact with the ball to knock it away. Of course the solution is to not allow the opposition to take the shot in the first place.
  9. Hardest game of the season this. Because it’s the next one. We’ll give it a good go, win ,lose or draw. That’s enough.
  10. coachpotato

    Bournemouth (H) Premier League 7/3/2020 - 12:30

    It was a “clever” shove, if it can be described as that, as Wilson waited until Gomez was checking to play the ball before he shoved him. So Gomez lost his balance and that twat Tierney probably saw it as a nudge and no more from where he was. The thing is Mané did similar against Norwich recently and their CB threw himself over (as all Norwich’s players had been doing) and the ref ignored that too. I suppose you win some and you lose some, but VAR is supposed to be able to sort it out isn’t it?
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    Bournemouth (H) Premier League 7/3/2020 - 12:30

    Yet another game where we had over 70% possession (75% according to the BBC) and yet that scramble in our box near the end could’ve seen us being pegged back. Thankfully, we were able to see the game out and had Mane’s shot hit the post and gone in, it would’ve been a truer reflection of the game. We all know that we’re not playing anywhere near our best level, and haven’t done for some time, but we’re still going to win the league. Ideally, we’ll snap into it against Atletico on Wednesday, dump them out of the CL, then go on to twat the two blueshites and win the title against Palace at home. This season is not allowing us to think too far ahead though. Teams are setting up to frustrate us and rely on goals on the break, just at a time when our brilliant defence has stuttered and when Alisson has picked up an injury, so primarily, we need to get our defence back on track, today wasn’t too bad mostly and how that joke Tierney missed the shove on Gomez I don’t know. Our build up play has become more deliberate, but that doesn’t catch teams out, as Virgils ball to Mané did for the second goal, and if we’re going to see more negative tactics against us, then I’d like to see Gomez and Virgil carry the ball more to commit the opposition to have to come out at them which will make spaces for us to exploit. Lawrenson and Hansen used to do that back in the day and perhaps we could learn a little from those days. Also, whoever we have in midfield or up front, they should be encouraged to take more shots, as Mané did when he hit the post. It’s the old saying that if you don’t buy a ticket, you don’t win the lottery. Possession is one thing but unless you actually do something with it, then what’s the point? As I said earlier, thankfully we held out for the win, and getting the next 9 points might still prove to be more nerve wracking than we’d like it to be, but we will get there eventually. Getting behind the team will really help them, and more importantly, it’ll help us. Next.
  12. coachpotato

    Chelsea 2 Liverpool 0 (Mar 3 2020)

    Another disappointing game, we really look out of sorts and haven’t really played well since Leicester away. When things went against us at Watford and Chelsea we didn’t seem to have the ability to give ourselves a slap and say “Come on!”. Maybe we need to get a bit more ruthless? For instance, that run by Barclay? He wouldn’t have got past the centre circle had it been City. Even Chelsea, despite their recent tail off, they were ankle tapping and holding, standard Chelsea things, but we don’t seem to do that, certainly not as much as other teams do. I’m not condoning the “darker arts”, or applauding what City and Chelsea et al do, but we get bullied too much at times I think. Atlético’s shithousery proved that, and no doubt they will try to do it again in the return. We’ve come a long way being as we are, which is fabulous, but I think now and again, we need to show we won’t be taken for mugs by teams who will try it on to disrupt us with foul play.
  13. coachpotato

    Chelsea (A) FA Cup. 3/3/2020 - 19:75

    I’m up at 5 in the morning, so fuck this, I’m off to bed. Next.
  14. coachpotato

    Watford (A) Premier League 29/02/2020 - 17:30

    Typo in my post, not VDV, VVD. Doh!