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Re: 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #690 on: April 29, 2014, 07:13:24 PM »
Luck and money seems to go hand in hand really.

It buys you the facility to have more luck.

Gary Player once said 'the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get', in response to being accused of being lucky.
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« Reply #691 on: April 29, 2014, 07:18:54 PM »
It will be interesting to see what the 'tactical genius' does against Atletico, knowing that they have to score and make sure Atletico don't.

Unless of course they've only been practicing penalties between Sunday and Wednesday.  ;D
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« Reply #692 on: April 30, 2014, 07:40:52 PM »
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« Reply #693 on: April 30, 2014, 07:47:43 PM »
Another interesting 'straw to clutch': http://www.kickoff.co.uk/18801/why-liverpool-could-clinch-the-title-on-goal-difference-after-all/

And now I'm going to take it away - Palace have the league's best defensive record since Pulis' appointment.
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« Reply #694 on: April 30, 2014, 09:51:31 PM »
It must be true what some players say about it being inspiring playing at Anfield.

Chelsea's players are more inspired at our home, in front of our fans, than they are at their home, in front of their fans.  ;D

Their trophy is stopping us winning the league - proves, just like the lot across the park, that small timers play in blue.  :D
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« Reply #695 on: April 30, 2014, 09:56:35 PM »
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Re: 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #696 on: April 30, 2014, 11:11:33 PM »
This season ain't over just yet  ;D


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« Reply #697 on: May 01, 2014, 12:49:43 AM »
This season ain't over just yet  ;D

The fat bint's still down McDs stuffing her face, and she has to pass the kebab shop (yeah, right, like she's ever managed that in her life), and she hasn't got to the local to tank herself up on pints of brown flavoured water, before singlehandedly doing a cat's chorus into the mike where the feedback's doing it's best to save us all from an aural raping.

Whilst ol' fatty's quiet, there's always hope, alternatively castleton.   (Google places of natural beauty in Derbyshire - don't worry, the mother in law's not mentioned, so you're safe.)
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« Reply #698 on: May 01, 2014, 04:06:57 PM »
Eden Hazard's criticised Mourinho's tactics after last night's defeat: http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/473336/Eden-Hazard-Chelsea-are-NOT-set-up-to-play-football

Maybe this could make their job of attracting players harder and help us for next season. Obviously we can't compete with their spending power, but if they start to appear a less attractive place to play for 'real' footballers, either we may stand a better chance for players we're both looking at (as long as money is low on the list of priorities), or find that they haven't been able to strengthen by as much as they otherwise might have done.

Silver linings and straw clutching all in one post.  :o
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Re: 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #699 on: May 02, 2014, 11:50:01 AM »
Pulis has won the April Manager of the Month award. Let's hope the curse strikes him on Monday evening.
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Re: 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #700 on: May 02, 2014, 05:18:23 PM »
still licking my wounds from Sunday.

it's not the despair that does for you

it's the hope that kills you.
In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was, in me, an invincible summer.

There’s no next time. It’s now or never.

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« Reply #701 on: May 02, 2014, 07:49:54 PM »
it's the hope that kills you.

It's why I've kept 3rd in mind since the beginning of March. Pleasantly surprised, rather than deeply disappointed. I've been expecting the greater depth and experience of the Chelsea and City squads, plus the far greater experience of both individual managers to eventually prevail at some point. To still be top, with only 2/3 games left to play is amazing.

In so many ways we're not yet equipped to win the league yet still the worse we can finished is third, closer to the winner than we were to the 5th placed team last season. Far closer to the winner than the 2nd placed team was last season. We've made it a three team race when looking at everything, if it was to be a three team shoot-out, we wouldn't have been one of them.

It's hard to feel disappointment whatever the outcome on May 12th. I think next season has more chance of being disappointing than ever this one could feel.
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Re: 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #702 on: May 02, 2014, 11:05:03 PM »
I have this feeling Liverpool Football Club will surprise a lot of people this season and I am confident that Brendan's managerial skills will see a couple of players take 3-4 steps forward helping us reach the 70 points mark with room to spare. Whether it's enough for 4th or not I don't know.

That's all I had to say. You may no resume your usual service of scornful and hateful rhetoric aimed at the manager of the club I loved for over 35 years.

Have a great season, I know I will!  :)

Martin and others I know you are down in the dumps at the moment as am I but read this post and smile because we have achieved more than what we all thought we would this season.

As I said this season ain't over by a long shot. It ain't over till its over!!

One other major plus is that we are guaranteed to go straight into the group stages of the CL and that gives us a better chance to prepare and is the carrot to dangle in front of speculative new signings.

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« Reply #703 on: May 03, 2014, 12:03:52 AM »
Exactly. What's to be disappointed at.

I hate the 4th place with it's tied qualifier, meaning technically you're in the CL, but not really, and all the uncertainty it creates.

To have qualified for the CL next season, and not just 'a chance' of it but actually to be definitely in the actual competition real is amazing.

With the opportunities it brings in player recruitment this Summer, which hopefully means we move forward quicker over the next season or two than we would have expected to, is great.

We hoped to definitely qualify for Europe. We'd have taken 5th if we had to, as qualifying via the league is something we've missed out on for too long, but to skip that and qualify for the CL by also skipping the qualifier is beyond what the most optimistic optimist amongst us would have thought would be the case.

Yet we're disappointed because we lost to Chelsea, which only left us 2 points clear at the TOP of the league and maybe losing out to mega rich City on goal difference. It's an improvement not seen in modern football, definitely not Premier League era, and the last team to go from 7th to 1st the following season was Everton, apparently. Anybody have a clue of when that even was? Were any of us even alive then?  ;D
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« Reply #704 on: May 03, 2014, 12:12:29 AM »
Tony Pulis, what a fat mouth:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/crystal-palace-vs-liverpool-pulis-3489556

I don't remember him flapping his gums this much ahead of last week's game against City.

Like anybody would ever trust him with a £100M. The world's most expensive ever ale house team.

What's his problem with us? He's rapidly turning in Neil Warnock  MK2.

Did our team bus once run over his Staffy, the chavvy twot?
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