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    New European super league?

    Yup. In a social context, the idea of being constricted & cut off from the rest of the continent on this horrible grey rock post-Brexit also becomes more depressing by the day. Let LFC be the grand global force that Everton, Burnley, West Ham & their ilk cannot and will not ever be.
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    New European super league?

    Good. The club must be bored of subsiding the likes of Burnley, West Ham, Everton et al. The baying mob of null & voiders. Cast them all back into financial obscurity.
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    Virgil Van Dijk

    ? Not the conclusion of the post.
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    Other football - 2020/21

    Yes City are no-better than a mid-80s pt team now. If we hit the 90s again we win the title comfortably. Let's see.
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    Other football - 2020/21

    Will rest easier once Aguero is injured again. Otherwise speaking, we may well find these injuries light a fire under our players. They've had it far too easy in this league for the past 12 months. Utterly coasted to the title last season. Would be beautiful to see our prime Salah, Mane, Thiago etc. show this league what they're all about in the face of a bit of adversity. Last season was so majestically easy it almost deprived us of really rubbing it in, we were so high above the muck & crowd. It would be utterly beautiful to grind to the title this season & really shove it in the whole country's face. Hope Klopp goes full on Ferguson-siege mode.
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    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    We just rode into Goodison against their best 11 in years and made them our utter bitch. A swarve, stylish Italian coach adorned with European cups reduced to depending upon the thuggery of his players to snatch a point. How very Evertonian. They may well steal 4th but they are pond scum and no trophies will grace that mantlepiece.
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    Virgil Van Dijk

    Went to the Uffzi today - VVD's injury felt akin to Botticelli's pock marked good-for-nothing artistic-pretendor neighbour stamping on his hand. The most notable act Pickford will ever commit is stealing a year from the career of the greatest centre back that ever lived. It is so utterly Evertonian in its nature its almost poetic.
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    Virgil Van Dijk

    Yeah, its a pretty poor league. City are the weakest they've been in years, and no other teams have really stepped forward (both Spurs & Chelsea have improved elements of their game, but both sides regressed massively in defence - all other teams are much of a muchness). If we finish ahead of City we win, little doubt of that. We'll definitely need to adapt our game though in absence of VVD (who wouldn't?!).
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    Virgil Van Dijk

    Disagree. We will probably play more conservatively as a result and look to control games. With the Thiago - Fabinho - Henderson trio we could be mid 2010s Barcelona-esque in ball control. Relies a lot on Thiago though. Hopefully his injury isn’t bad ...
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    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    There's a lot of hot air on here / other platforms about Everton at times. Funny club, smalltown antics etc. But get into the minutiae and its no laughing matter. Is there a more bilious football club in the entire world than Everton FC? 7 red cards in the last 25 league games - should be more than that. Big Dunc to Tim Cahill to Richarlison. An existential swamp of a football club whose sole purpose for the majority of their season is to try & raise themselves to spit into the eyes of LFC. Whether that's their own fans cheering Man City on to beat them at home (2014) or days like today. Its deep in their gut. It is their DNA. Any human being who calls themselves an "Evertonian" should just be met with a leer & condescension -- there's no such thing as an "Evertonian". An "Evertonian" is just an "Anti-Koppite" in any other language who wants to save face by avoiding the world 'Liverpool'. United, Chelsea .. those clubs & their ilk measure their own progress against our own success. For Everton 'progress' is an alien word. They'd happily live their entire lives in the muck if it meant hanging on to our ankles as if their lives depended on it, so that we had a blotch of their mud on us too.
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    Thiago Alcantara

    Lots of mediocre homegrown or British players around Everton. Davies, DCL, Keane, Pickford etc. They'll have been hyped up - like the impoverished neighbours eager to make a stamp on their better half. You just needed to read Osman's editorial this week on how his generation viewed the Derby to get what they're all about. The team is their fans come to life: insecure, chippy & biliously filled with vile.
  12. Some weird reactions in this thread. With Thiado added, we've got stronger midfield cover than in our entire club history (quote me a single historic squad to prove me wrong). With Jota added, we've got stronger forward cover than in our entire club history (quote me a single historic squad to prove me wrong). Alisson + VVD injuries have come at a horribly coincidental time but we should be able to navigate them. Of the 2, Alisson is the most important to get back right now, lest Adrian keep effectively punching or kicking every other shot he has to deal with into his own net.
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    Virgil Van Dijk

    Fabinho's better than most centre backs in the world. Would take him over 80% of the league's starting centre backs, if not more. To be honest our summer business was exceptional - the one piece missing was a replacement for Adrian. Infinitely more pressing than this mythical "top 4th centre back" (when was 4 top centre backs on the books at one time ever even a thing?). In lieu of that, we've played great in 4 of 5 fixtures this year. You can't legisilate for the injuries so far - you certainly can't find footballers even remotely of a similar level, even if you were paying £50 mil a pop. We're talking best-in-the-world in their positions here.
  14. Adrian should have been shot out of a cannon the moment the Atletico game finished. Utter disgrace.
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    Other football - 2020/21

    Interesting commentary. Wonder if there are certain parallels with Harry Kane. Strikers are a funny breed; some incredible talents at younger youth levels who never make a splash, then others completely the opposite (Kane; Vardy; from your comments - Haaland?).
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