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Post #570041  Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2024 9:25 am 
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Leverkusen hasn't lost a game yet I think in all competitions. Crazy.

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Post #570042  Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2024 10:48 am 
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It's very hard to rule City out as favorites given their squad, what they've done, etc. Liverpool has been the only squad that has been able to push the to the wire. So can't be far off with the odds.
However, there has only been 2 clubs to win the PL since '92, who finished outside the top 3 the previous season and so those odds say City or Arsenal.

6-1 odds are a bit too much. 3-1 as well maybe best on current form since we are playing visibly better than both of them.


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Post #570043  Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2024 11:03 am 
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Jorginho has a 1 year option on his deal that expires at the end of the year, but Arsenal are looking at offering him a fresh 1 year plus 1 year option deal.

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Post #570044  Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2024 12:39 pm 
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5th place could get a CL place this year for the prem, so we could have the interesting side note of Spurs fans having to hope Arsenal do well in the CL to boost the prem coefficient so they get a CL place


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Tottenham are 3 points above Man Utd with a game in hand. Unlikely, but you never know. Man Utd could get that 5th spot.

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Post #570046  Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2024 3:10 pm 
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Not the strongest Liverpool side against Forest ...

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Post #570047  Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2024 4:35 pm 
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Forest has had a couple chances that most teams would have scored on. Frustrating. But I'll gladly take a draw obviously.

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Post #570048  Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2024 4:56 pm 
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WTF, Forest. All he had to do was clear it.

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Post #570049  Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2024 5:04 pm 
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WTF, Forest. All he had to do was clear it.

Forest had the ball when the game was stopped for the head injury by the ref, then the ball was given back to Liverpool who scored from that attack.

99th minute winner is pretty gutting when they look like they’d drop points, but like us last season they’re pushing everything to the limit to just eek out the wins, hopefully not sustainable in the run in. They’ve still got fa cup and Europa games as well


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Post #570050  Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2024 5:04 pm 
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Forest has had a couple chances that most teams would have scored on. Frustrating. But I'll gladly take a draw obviously.

Jinxed it again! :laughing7:

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Rich wrote:
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WTF, Forest. All he had to do was clear it.

Forest had the ball when the game was stopped for the head injury by the ref, then the ball was given back to Liverpool who scored from that attack.

99th minute winner is pretty gutting when they look like they’d drop points, but like us last season they’re pushing everything to the limit to just eek out the wins, hopefully not sustainable in the run in. They’ve still got fa cup and Europa games as well


There was a last second corner. A Forest player had possession of it and tried to be cute. All he had to do was clear it down the pitch.

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Post #570052  Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2024 5:24 pm 
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Start the conspiracy theories. Paul Tierney was the ref for Liverpools game today, played 2 additional minutes than the 8 given, gave the ball to Liverpool after a stoppage when Forest were in possession, in his last game reffing Liverpool he denied Chelsea 2 pretty clear penalties for Van Dijk kicking through the back of a chelsea plauer and fouling Gallagher.

This is the same Tierney who Klopp has very publicly criticised saying ‘he obviously has a problem with us’….has the pressure that Klopp has put on him made him scared to give anything against such a high profile manager who can destroy his career???

Obviously there isn’t a big conspiracy but it isn’t far fetched to think many people get caught up in the wave of emotion of Klopp’s last year!

By the way, let’s see what the pundits say about Liverpool’s celebrations today. I’ve got no problem with them, they scored a last minute winner in a title race. But for us it’s ’too Emotional and over celebrating’ let’s see what they call Liverpool’s - my bet is ‘relentless, that’s what champions do, they never give up, what spirit….’


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Post #570053  Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2024 8:37 pm 
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Went to see Stewart Lee this week. If you haven’t seen him live I would recommend it.


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Post #570054  Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2024 2:17 am 
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I saw this stat online

"Liverpool have scored a 90th minute winner in 18 Premier League matches under Jurgen Klopp
No other team have scored more since the German took over. Mentality monsters "

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Post #570055  Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2024 7:22 am 
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Liverpool have 3 clean sheets in a row in all comps but they’ve given up nearly 6xg conceded in those games. They’ve got away with it.

Forest had at least 2 guilt edged chances but didn’t take them.

Liverpool v City next week, if Liverpool don’t get a lot of their players back City will beat them easily I think


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Hey Rich, seems like I missed that at the end of the game. Anyway, Liverpool have been chasing games for a win. In the present situation a draw isn't good enough. The only way a draw is good enough for any of the 3 sides in contention is away at each others grounds. Maybe....maybe at home but they slightly expect to win at home against anyone including challengers. Or they will try for the win.

We are playing the best football thank goodness. Liverpool still have tough games to go as do we. I am very worried about Tottenham away towards the end of the season as well as the home game against Chelsea. People are going to see it as a win since its a must win game but I thought we'd beat them away this season as well and they outplayed us from the first kick to most of the first half.

Game by game. It's all Gooners are doing. Game by game and hoping for other sides to do us a favor.

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Post #570057  Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2024 10:14 am 
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In the 10.5 years since Fergie left Man U they have only won 1 league game by 5 or more goals. That’s staggering.


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Post #570058  Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2024 10:22 am 
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Hey Rich, seems like I missed that at the end of the game. Anyway, Liverpool have been chasing games for a win. In the present situation a draw isn't good enough. The only way a draw is good enough for any of the 3 sides in contention is away at each others grounds. Maybe....maybe at home but they slightly expect to win at home against anyone including challengers. Or they will try for the win.

We are playing the best football thank goodness. Liverpool still have tough games to go as do we. I am very worried about Tottenham away towards the end of the season as well as the home game against Chelsea. People are going to see it as a win since its a must win game but I thought we'd beat them away this season as well and they outplayed us from the first kick to most of the first half.

Game by game. It's all Gooners are doing. Game by game and hoping for other sides to do us a favor.

Very clear mistake from the ref, not even a subjective call. If the ball was still in the penalty area when he stopped play then the game is restarted with the defending teams gk no matter who was in possession. But in this instance Forest had controlled possession of the ball, the Forest lad took 3 touches on the ball before the ref blew for the head injury. I don’t hugely mind Liverpool scoring 30 seconds after the time was up, the ref can add on extra time if needed, but the whole last 90 seconds of the game is different if the ref correctly gives Forest the ball back.
I think Liverpool have got marginally the easiest run in but it’s very hard to call based on league positions because some teams lower down will go on a run and some higher up will relax down or concentrate on a cup.


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Who says Americans are too soft playing football. :icon_mrgreen:


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Post #570060  Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2024 12:48 pm 
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Arsenal look like we’ve won the race to sign highly rated 17 year old Wolves CB Brayden Clarke. A few other prem clubs were after him.

Apparently there has been a shift to now compete with the likes of Chelsea and City for the best young players in other academies


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Prem ready or English football ready players are a huge advantage. Had we gotten a player from the continent or say, South America with the same skills or even better than Rice, they'd take much longer to settle if they do at all.

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Hopefully an harbinger for us, the women's team have won their north London derby, 1-0.

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Post #570063  Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2024 2:31 pm 
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AmericanGooner wrote:
Who says Americans are too soft playing football. :icon_mrgreen:


The clip says he is Columbian.

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Post #570064  Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2024 2:46 pm 
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Watching Koln vs Leverkusen and they look as advertised. Koln just had a man sent off which is going to alter the game obviously. So happy for Xhaka. So glad he went to a club that's doing well and he's a part of it.

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The red card was a stamp on Xhaka's trailing foot and he's being booed and targeted by Koln. At least another yellow and a few fouls on players targeting him.

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Who says Americans are too soft playing football. :icon_mrgreen:



If you mean "soft in the head", then the answer is '"everyone".

Even mad dog and Englishmen wouldn't play in that.

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Post #570067  Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2024 3:17 pm 
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That's a very strong City lineup. I can't see United getting any joy, sadly.

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Loved seeing that the women's NLD was a full stadium. I'd love to see a women's game.

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Post #570069  Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2024 3:42 pm 
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That's a very strong City lineup. I can't see United getting any joy, sadly.

Rashford has hit a stunner 1-0 Man U. I still think City will come back and win - but if Man U can do what they did at Anfield, play the underdog role, concentrate on defending and staying compact they might just have a chance of taking some points here


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That's a very strong City lineup. I can't see United getting any joy, sadly.

Rashford has hit a stunner 1-0 Man U. I still think City will come back and win - but if Man U can do what they did at Anfield, play the underdog role, concentrate on defending and staying compact they might just have a chance of taking some points here

They are well set up to hit City on the break, too. City will probably win but it is at least worth watching now.

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Rashford could have had a 2nd goal if he could have controlled the ball to his path.

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Interesting how Man U are getting some joy on the counter and in particular from long balls over the top from their gk


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Come on United *hangs head in shame*


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Rashford could have had a 2nd goal if he could have controlled the ball to his path.

And a third now if he’d connected with that half volley 6 yards out


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Looks like its a matter of when not if City will score. Foden, DeBruyne and a couple other golden chances.

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Maybe its just a matter of time to get back to the pace of the league but DeBruyne looks a wee bit off from his previous form. Now watch him score after I write that....lol.

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Haaland has just missed an open goal from 3 yards, dead centre of the goal. He scored that 99 times out of 100


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Arsenal's women's team sold out the Emirates today for a 1-0 win over Spurs, second week running they've had over 60,000. Seemed less than that on TV but must go on tickets sold rather than bums on seats.

The average attendance of the 2nd best supported team in the WSL is 11,000


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Rich wrote:
Haaland has just missed an open goal from 3 yards, dead centre of the goal. He scored that 99 times out of 100


I would have scored that. Why didn't he just head it? That was easier.

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The two most difficult shots on goal went in and the gilded edged ones were wasted.

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