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rodney trotter

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Re: Premier League 2019/20
« Reply #465 on: June 26, 2020, 09:50:24 PM »
Klopp fixed the main problem in the team which was the defence and goalkeeper.  Though he persisted with Mignolet for a while, and then Karius. His calamity in the champions league final v Madrid, paved the way for an upgrade.  He held back Robertson for a while, Moreno was left back for a while, his horror show v Sevilla in EL was a glaring flaw in defence.

He's turned Salah into a top player. Mourinho had him and Dr Bruyne at Chelsea and gave up on them fairly quick.

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« Reply #466 on: June 26, 2020, 09:56:12 PM »
I donít think Robertson was ready for that intensity of game though when Moreno was first choice. I think he even said it himself.

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« Reply #467 on: June 26, 2020, 11:58:30 PM »
I donít think Robertson was ready for that intensity of game though when Moreno was first choice. I think he even said it himself.

Same with Fabinho when he came in.

They had to work their way into it.

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« Reply #468 on: June 27, 2020, 12:13:09 AM »
I donít think Robertson was ready for that intensity of game though when Moreno was first choice. I think he even said it himself.

Same with Fabinho when he came in.

They had to work their way into it.

Both players had potential and have went beyond where must people thought theyíd be! Fair fucks to them to, brilliant players
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« Reply #469 on: June 27, 2020, 02:13:45 AM »
Teams who run away with the title like Liverpool (or United in 2000 and 2001), rarely get the credit they deserve. Teams who win a tight, close race always seem to get more credit and are better remembered.
Liverpool's 1987/88 team which won the league by a street is one of the best remembered Liverpool teams.

Arsenal's invincibles are well remembered too.

So too Everton 1984/85 who had a fearsome team.

There's a difference between teams who win by a mile who set a new standard, ie. the current Liverpool and Manchester City teams, AC Milan of the 1990s and Guardiola's Barcelona and teams who win leagues comfortably but don't really do anything special, ie. Chelsea 2006/2015/17, Manchester United 2000/2001/2013. Chelsea's best remembered (relatively speaking) league winning team is probably 2005 which was their easiest of all.

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« Reply #470 on: June 30, 2020, 08:55:54 AM »
The rest of the premier league have been poor this season though.

Surely the Everton v Leicester game cannot go ahead with the lockdown being imposed on that city?

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« Reply #471 on: June 30, 2020, 09:33:37 AM »
The rest of the premier league have been poor this season though.

Thatís BS. The PL had the 2 winners of the European trophies from last season, Man City considered the greatest PL side ever, albeit a small bit disjointed this year but still very good. If you look at this years European competitions City will give the CL a real run and United will do the same in the EL. Then you have the likes of Wolves, Leicester, Sheff United all pushing hard. Spurs and arsenal have gone off the boil and even you boys could make a fist of it with Carlo in command if your fans got their chip off their shoulder and your club sorted out their finances.

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« Reply #472 on: June 30, 2020, 09:50:16 AM »
Ah look Liverpool have been magnificent this couple of seasons but it's hard to dispute the rest of top 5/6 have been middling at best this season. It's not a slight on Liverpool at all just the way things work sometimes

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« Reply #473 on: June 30, 2020, 10:03:10 AM »
Teams who run away with the title like Liverpool (or United in 2000 and 2001), rarely get the credit they deserve. Teams who win a tight, close race always seem to get more credit and are better remembered.
Liverpool's 1987/88 team which won the league by a street is one of the best remembered Liverpool teams.

Arsenal's invincibles are well remembered too.

So too Everton 1984/85 who had a fearsome team.

There's a difference between teams who win by a mile who set a new standard, ie. the current Liverpool and Manchester City teams, AC Milan of the 1990s and Guardiola's Barcelona and teams who win leagues comfortably but don't really do anything special, ie. Chelsea 2006/2015/17, Manchester United 2000/2001/2013. Chelsea's best remembered (relatively speaking) league winning team is probably 2005 which was their easiest of all.

That particular team holds a defensive record that I think might never be beaten.

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« Reply #474 on: June 30, 2020, 10:26:40 AM »
Teams who run away with the title like Liverpool (or United in 2000 and 2001), rarely get the credit they deserve. Teams who win a tight, close race always seem to get more credit and are better remembered.
Liverpool's 1987/88 team which won the league by a street is one of the best remembered Liverpool teams.

Arsenal's invincibles are well remembered too.

So too Everton 1984/85 who had a fearsome team.

There's a difference between teams who win by a mile who set a new standard, ie. the current Liverpool and Manchester City teams, AC Milan of the 1990s and Guardiola's Barcelona and teams who win leagues comfortably but don't really do anything special, ie. Chelsea 2006/2015/17, Manchester United 2000/2001/2013. Chelsea's best remembered (relatively speaking) league winning team is probably 2005 which was their easiest of all.

That particular team holds a defensive record that I think might never be beaten.

Their 2010 team, under Ancelotti, is often forgotten too. They scored over 100 goals in the league, and won the double. Brilliant side.

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« Reply #475 on: June 30, 2020, 10:53:37 AM »
Uniteds 2000 team was decent too, over 90 points, 100ish league goals. Their only crime was that they didn't win the treble like the previous year. Every league winning team must have something to recommend them, or else they wouldn't be league champions I suppose  :)

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« Reply #476 on: June 30, 2020, 10:59:00 AM »
Ah look Liverpool have been magnificent this couple of seasons but it's hard to dispute the rest of top 5/6 have been middling at best this season. It's not a slight on Liverpool at all just the way things work sometimes

Itís rare though that in any year you have more than 3 teams pushing hard at the top. Normally 1 and 2 are close with a 3rd team in it till about 7-8 games to go. We have streaked ahead this year. Last year was seen as one of the best years ever because City and ourselves were so tight till the end. We have stepped another level up and City have faltered.

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« Reply #477 on: July 01, 2020, 08:17:13 PM »
Chelsea wearing Waterford GAA training tops tonight.
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« Reply #478 on: July 01, 2020, 08:52:14 PM »
Ah look Liverpool have been magnificent this couple of seasons but it's hard to dispute the rest of top 5/6 have been middling at best this season. It's not a slight on Liverpool at all just the way things work sometimes

Itís rare though that in any year you have more than 3 teams pushing hard at the top. Normally 1 and 2 are close with a 3rd team in it till about 7-8 games to go. We have streaked ahead this year. Last year was seen as one of the best years ever because City and ourselves were so tight till the end. We have stepped another level up and City have faltered.

I do think if Liverpool had dropped a few points here and there city might not have dropped so many but it was just Liverpool were  relentless. Itís not like city have been poor. They definitely arenít as good as last season but on the flip side Liverpool are better.

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« Reply #479 on: July 01, 2020, 08:52:22 PM »
Ah look Liverpool have been magnificent this couple of seasons but it's hard to dispute the rest of top 5/6 have been middling at best this season. It's not a slight on Liverpool at all just the way things work sometimes

Itís rare though that in any year you have more than 3 teams pushing hard at the top. Normally 1 and 2 are close with a 3rd team in it till about 7-8 games to go. We have streaked ahead this year. Last year was seen as one of the best years ever because City and ourselves were so tight till the end. We have stepped another level up and City have faltered.

Injuries to key players for Cityís defence hurt them more than Liverpoolís injuries. Liverpool have been brilliant and weíre definitely spurned in by losing to city the year before
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