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Re: 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #780 on: May 06, 2014, 12:03:46 AM »
Best of all - it's free!!!

Seriously though, I really really do not understand why people are so down. I don't understand it. I don't understand why a draw is considered so much more probable than a defeat? Is it really really so beyond everything City lose a game at home? They almost did against Sunderland bar a blunder from their keeper.

2 things in our favour:

1) City (just like Milan once did) think they have already won the title so in that sense, no matter how ironic, tonight's result may prove better than a win as that would surely have seen them focused and on their toes.

2) This is by far the biggest game for Villa this season if not in many years. If they win they'll go down in history for sure plus they were very impressive against Hull on Saturday.

This ain't over. Not by a long shot!

But if we do our job and win, it puts more pressure on them, increasing the chances of that happening. Even if they draw one of their next two games, they only need to win the other. A win and a draw and it's their's. We should have made them have to win both games.

It's why I bang on about the defensive side (or lack of) of our game. Defenses may not win you games, but they win you and cost you titles.

Shankly, Paisley, Clough, Stein, Taggart - all built their teams on a solid defence. That's one massive coincidence.
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Re: 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #781 on: May 06, 2014, 12:10:39 AM »
But if we do our job and win, it puts more pressure on them, increasing the chances of that happening. Even if they draw one of their next two games, they only need to win the other. A win and a draw and it's their's. We should have made them have to win both games.

It's why I bang on about the defensive side (or lack of) of our game. Defenses may not win you games, but they win you and cost you titles.

Shankly, Paisley, Clough, Stein, Taggart - all built their teams on a solid defence. That's one massive coincidence.

Rodger's is going about it in a different way and I don't mind it at all. I'm confident he'll sort it sooner rather than later.

I'm sure that a win tonight would've brought the best out of City on Wednesday.  in terms of focus and concentration. They will now believe it's already theirs now and the difference between 2-2 or 1-2 ain't that big either.  And even if they draw, what's not to say they won't draw again against Fat Sam's boys a few days later with tired legs and nerves on their skin? People are making way way too much of that horrible 10-15 against Palace. Had we beaten Chelsea, we'd still be in the driver's seat. No reason to despair at all. None whatsoever.

I haven't endured the last 2 months of anxiety and near heart failure just to turn into a pessimist when there's no reason to. So there!  ;D
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Re: 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #782 on: May 06, 2014, 12:11:00 AM »
Carra knows: http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/29327/9298962

This is why we've blown it.
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Re: 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #783 on: May 06, 2014, 12:14:07 AM »
I haven't endured the last 2 months of anxiety and near heart failure just to turn into a pessimist when there's no reason to. So there!  ;D

That was just too funny.  :D  :D
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Re: 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #784 on: May 06, 2014, 12:15:16 AM »
Caption competition - what's Big Jan just said or is about to say to Brendan:



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« Reply #785 on: May 06, 2014, 12:18:55 AM »
We needed leadership from our captain in the last two games - did we get it?
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« Reply #786 on: May 06, 2014, 12:22:47 AM »
Glenn Johnson: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2621027/Glen-Johnson-slams-sofa-experts-criticised-Liverpool-Crystal-Palace-draw-end-title-hopes.html

Hope you're not including Cara and Neville in that. They've forgotten more about defending than you'll ever know.

And what the fluff is he doing on Tw@tter straight after the game. The damned internet should have been the last thing on his mind.
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Re: 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #788 on: May 06, 2014, 01:19:46 AM »
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Re: 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #789 on: May 06, 2014, 01:23:07 AM »
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Re: 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #790 on: May 06, 2014, 01:28:15 AM »
We needed leadership from our captain in the last two games - did we get it?

hair-brained leadership is what we got.

but he was never captain material at any time.

we needed brains......we needed good game management.

e.g. you wouldn;t have seen Souness in their box when we needed to hold onto a 3-1 lead.

when gerrard went down for a penalty, and laid there, we had SEVEN fecking men at the Palace end of the pitch.

madness, bloody madness.
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Re: 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #791 on: May 06, 2014, 01:33:11 AM »
but, and I have predicted it more than a decade......we will be a better team when gerrard is less involved in it.

with a decent central midfielder, the title was ours.

next season, he will play even less of a role.....so that is good.


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Re: 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #792 on: May 06, 2014, 01:35:10 AM »



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Re: 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #793 on: May 06, 2014, 09:47:20 AM »
Blame lands squarely on Rodgers...3-0 up and cruising...all the pressure on city now...bring on agger and toure...kill the game.
Idiot stuff from Brendan. You can forgive the game against Chelsea for naivety...but to let that game go and not react at 3-1 is woeful. Gerrard had never led on the pitch so he wasn't going to start last night. He though can't bring on players. Rodger could and should. I mean ffs...MOSES?????
Steve Clarke would be ideal to bring back as a defensive coach...
Last night was like watching benny hill and headless chickens after the first palace goal...

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Re: 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #794 on: May 06, 2014, 10:13:10 AM »
Last night was like watching benny hill and headless chickens after the first palace goal...

Or the Keystone Kops.
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