Premier League 2023-2024

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RedHand88

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Quote from: thewobbler on April 01, 2024, 11:09:49 AM
Quote from: tonto1888 on April 01, 2024, 10:26:44 AM
Quote from: Caitlin on April 01, 2024, 08:51:15 AMThe best bit of yesterday for Liverpool fans was seeing Guardiola trying to humiliate Grealish. Pep has every right to manage as he sees fit but that was a show for the cameras, and was about power and control rather than instruction. Maybe there's some underlying resentment about his fee or his behaviour after winning the European Cup, but this was pathetic from the Spaniard. Grealish is a brilliant player and while I was disappointed he chose England, he had every right to, and he seems like a decent lad. For his self-respect he should leave- unless Pep beats him to it.

What happened

A manager explained to a player what wasn't done correctly.

The subsequent huff puff just sums up the overwrought overblown nonsense that is the PL.

In Grealish's next game, if he plays well, there'll be an angle that it was a professional response to the dressing down. If he doesn't play well the angle will centre on Pep losing control of his players, chinks and armour and shit like that.

Same again for the next game.

By a fortnight's time nobody will remember it. Then if city don't win the title, some gobshites in the media will "reinvestigate" the angle and bring it up continually through the quiet summer months. Grealish is leaving City one way or another this summer regardless of yesterday - he's done it all there and his personality seems to be someone who'd who'd be happier as a big fish in a small pond - so more pretend fuels for pretend fires.

All f**king nonsense, every last bit of it.


Ehhh no. He shouted and berated him in full view of the camera after the game. I actually felt sorry for Grealish. There was no need for it. Leave it for the changing rooms.
Pep wanted to turn it into the Pep show. See he also interrupted a friendly post match conversation between Haaland and Gabriel to roar in Gabriels face, pushing his own player out of the way in the process! Would maybe serve him better to assess why his number 9 keeps vanishing in big games and does nothing when the team are getting it tight, rather than blame the defender who just roasted him.
He's a tool.
Rice had the right idea, just laugh at him.

thewobbler

The one outstanding attribute of Guardiola's managerial career is not his tactics, nor his scouting. They help.

But the real gift he has - and one that is so, so rare - is an almost unnatural ability to get pampered millionaire footballers to completely buy into a relentless, ego-free style of football. Whether players start, come off the bench, or come in from the cold, they are always bought into playing a high press and non stop running.

All evidence in his managerial career to date would suggest that his little display of emotion won't affect City at all. There is no angle.

quit yo jibbajabba

Quote from: RedHand88 on April 01, 2024, 12:02:36 PM
Quote from: thewobbler on April 01, 2024, 11:09:49 AM
Quote from: tonto1888 on April 01, 2024, 10:26:44 AM
Quote from: Caitlin on April 01, 2024, 08:51:15 AMThe best bit of yesterday for Liverpool fans was seeing Guardiola trying to humiliate Grealish. Pep has every right to manage as he sees fit but that was a show for the cameras, and was about power and control rather than instruction. Maybe there's some underlying resentment about his fee or his behaviour after winning the European Cup, but this was pathetic from the Spaniard. Grealish is a brilliant player and while I was disappointed he chose England, he had every right to, and he seems like a decent lad. For his self-respect he should leave- unless Pep beats him to it.

What happened

A manager explained to a player what wasn't done correctly.

The subsequent huff puff just sums up the overwrought overblown nonsense that is the PL.

In Grealish's next game, if he plays well, there'll be an angle that it was a professional response to the dressing down. If he doesn't play well the angle will centre on Pep losing control of his players, chinks and armour and shit like that.

Same again for the next game.

By a fortnight's time nobody will remember it. Then if city don't win the title, some gobshites in the media will "reinvestigate" the angle and bring it up continually through the quiet summer months. Grealish is leaving City one way or another this summer regardless of yesterday - he's done it all there and his personality seems to be someone who'd who'd be happier as a big fish in a small pond - so more pretend fuels for pretend fires.

All f**king nonsense, every last bit of it.


Ehhh no. He shouted and berated him in full view of the camera after the game. I actually felt sorry for Grealish. There was no need for it. Leave it for the changing rooms.
Pep wanted to turn it into the Pep show. See he also interrupted a friendly post match conversation between Haaland and Gabriel to roar in Gabriels face, pushing his own player out of the way in the process! Would maybe serve him better to assess why his number 9 keeps vanishing in big games and does nothing when the team are getting it tight, rather than blame the defender who just roasted him.
He's a tool.
Rice had the right idea, just laugh at him.
Quote from: RedHand88 on April 01, 2024, 12:02:36 PM
Quote from: thewobbler on April 01, 2024, 11:09:49 AM
Quote from: tonto1888 on April 01, 2024, 10:26:44 AM
Quote from: Caitlin on April 01, 2024, 08:51:15 AMThe best bit of yesterday for Liverpool fans was seeing Guardiola trying to humiliate Grealish. Pep has every right to manage as he sees fit but that was a show for the cameras, and was about power and control rather than instruction. Maybe there's some underlying resentment about his fee or his behaviour after winning the European Cup, but this was pathetic from the Spaniard. Grealish is a brilliant player and while I was disappointed he chose England, he had every right to, and he seems like a decent lad. For his self-respect he should leave- unless Pep beats him to it.

What happened

A manager explained to a player what wasn't done correctly.

The subsequent huff puff just sums up the overwrought overblown nonsense that is the PL.

In Grealish's next game, if he plays well, there'll be an angle that it was a professional response to the dressing down. If he doesn't play well the angle will centre on Pep losing control of his players, chinks and armour and shit like that.

Same again for the next game.

By a fortnight's time nobody will remember it. Then if city don't win the title, some gobshites in the media will "reinvestigate" the angle and bring it up continually through the quiet summer months. Grealish is leaving City one way or another this summer regardless of yesterday - he's done it all there and his personality seems to be someone who'd who'd be happier as a big fish in a small pond - so more pretend fuels for pretend fires.

All f**king nonsense, every last bit of it.


Ehhh no. He shouted and berated him in full view of the camera after the game. I actually felt sorry for Grealish. There was no need for it. Leave it for the changing rooms.
Pep wanted to turn it into the Pep show. See he also interrupted a friendly post match conversation between Haaland and Gabriel to roar in Gabriels face, pushing his own player out of the way in the process! Would maybe serve him better to assess why his number 9 keeps vanishing in big games and does nothing when the team are getting it tight, rather than blame the defender who just roasted him.
He's a tool.
Rice had the right idea, just laugh at him.

Agreed. Great coach. Also a knob

Milltown Row2

League could be wrapped up over this mid week set of games...

Roy is fancying Liverpool, and that good enough for me ;)
None of us are getting out of here alive, so please stop treating yourself like an after thought. Ea

yellowcard

Quote from: thewobbler on April 01, 2024, 11:09:49 AM
Quote from: tonto1888 on April 01, 2024, 10:26:44 AM
Quote from: Caitlin on April 01, 2024, 08:51:15 AMThe best bit of yesterday for Liverpool fans was seeing Guardiola trying to humiliate Grealish. Pep has every right to manage as he sees fit but that was a show for the cameras, and was about power and control rather than instruction. Maybe there's some underlying resentment about his fee or his behaviour after winning the European Cup, but this was pathetic from the Spaniard. Grealish is a brilliant player and while I was disappointed he chose England, he had every right to, and he seems like a decent lad. For his self-respect he should leave- unless Pep beats him to it.

What happened

A manager explained to a player what wasn't done correctly.

The subsequent huff puff just sums up the overwrought overblown nonsense that is the PL.

In Grealish's next game, if he plays well, there'll be an angle that it was a professional response to the dressing down. If he doesn't play well the angle will centre on Pep losing control of his players, chinks and armour and shit like that.

Same again for the next game.

By a fortnight's time nobody will remember it. Then if city don't win the title, some gobshites in the media will "reinvestigate" the angle and bring it up continually through the quiet summer months. Grealish is leaving City one way or another this summer regardless of yesterday - he's done it all there and his personality seems to be someone who'd who'd be happier as a big fish in a small pond - so more pretend fuels for pretend fires.

All f**king nonsense, every last bit of it.

I agree with that, Sky love to create these little sub plots that all form part of the bigger soap opera. Anything to help create talking points and controversy. But it's all complete nonsense and over hyped.

jcpen

Not Tufll or from Laois

Milltown Row2

Makes the run in interesting though for the neutral  ;D
None of us are getting out of here alive, so please stop treating yourself like an after thought. Ea

Link

Jones, gets ball first, red card.

Doku, gets ball 2nd, fly kick to the chest, no pen.

Lampty, gets ball 1st, pen.

Hard to keep up with the rules these days

Captain Obvious

Quote from: Milltown Row2 on April 06, 2024, 06:07:59 PMMakes the run in interesting though for the neutral  ;D

Liverpool would need to slip up in a few games in the run in to make it interesting for the neutrals.

May 19th is looking like the 1st time Liverpool supporters will get to see their team pick up a league trophy in front of packed Anfield since 1990.

jcpen

Two good wins for City and Arsenal today.
Arsenal extending their goal difference also which could be the difference at the end of the season.
Didn't think it was a penalty but they deserved the 3 points overall.
Massive pressure on Liverpool now tomorrow against a Man United side who will be fired up to stop them, anything but a win for Liverpool will see Arsenal stay top.
Arsenal do have the toughest fixture list left imo, Liverpools is awkward also, Man City have an easy enough run in though and smart money would still be on them to win the title.
 
Not Tufll or from Laois

J70

I think Arsenal will probably win all their games.

gawa316

Quote from: J70 on April 06, 2024, 07:48:32 PMI think Arsenal will probably win all their games.

Away to spurs is defo no gimme but they have been very impressive since the turn of the year. Not conceding goals either unlike Liverpool and City.

Hopefully they get past Bayern and then meet City in the semis. Be interesting how they cope with having to play their best 11 Wednesday/Saturday for a few weeks

seafoid

Aston Villa draw so if Tottenham win tomorrow they go 4th
"f**k it, just score"- Donaghy   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbxG2WwVRjU

jcpen

Quote from: gawa316 on April 06, 2024, 08:54:57 PM
Quote from: J70 on April 06, 2024, 07:48:32 PMI think Arsenal will probably win all their games.

Away to spurs is defo no gimme but they have been very impressive since the turn of the year. Not conceding goals either unlike Liverpool and City.

Hopefully they get past Bayern and then meet City in the semis. Be interesting how they cope with having to play their best 11 Wednesday/Saturday for a few weeks
Spurs could have a big say in the title race, Liverpool, City and Arsenal all still have to play them. It's probably City's only game left that they could possibly drop points.
Not Tufll or from Laois

imtommygunn

Prowse scored directly from a corner. Haven't seen that in a long time.