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Re: Season 2016/17
« Reply #120 on: October 30, 2016, 07:17:59 PM »
Top stuff last night...despite 2 goals let in i think we look way better in defence than last yeat. Karius will settle and knows he has too because Mignolet wasn't the usual shambles in the cup.
Henderson looks reborn, not having to emulate stevie g and do hollywood crosses. Quiet and disciplined.
Our front four are awesome.
Palace is always a bogey team for us and in the end we were comfortable.

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« Reply #121 on: November 02, 2016, 03:50:31 PM »
Things are coming along slowly and hopefully sustainably.

The defending is better than it was, not yet up to the ideal standard, but hopefully that will come as things develop further.

Everyone is still learning, Klopp included, especially about the unique attributes and characteristics of the P.L, and with the money now available to all the clubs, the league will continue to be more competitive on any given day, than any other league in Europe.
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Re: Season 2016/17
« Reply #122 on: November 02, 2016, 05:51:36 PM »
TES LIVES!


was worried that you'd kicked the bucket.

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Re: Season 2016/17
« Reply #123 on: November 02, 2016, 10:53:58 PM »
TES LIVES!


was worried that you'd kicked the bucket.

 :P

I did, but the bucket was inside a stone trough, and have therefore been recovering from the serious ensuing foot injury (I may be a toe or two short, but at least it's now facing the right way).  ;D  I kept having 'setbacks' due to my unwillingness to leave the nurses.
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« Reply #124 on: November 03, 2016, 06:31:16 PM »
I did, but the bucket was inside a stone trough, and have therefore been recovering from the serious ensuing foot injury (I may be a toe or two short, but at least it's now facing the right way).  ;D  I kept having 'setbacks' due to my unwillingness to leave the nurses.

jeepers, that sounds sore, Tes.  You from a rural background like me (originally)?

I know what you mean re nurses....the uniforms, and those latex gloves.   :)


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« Reply #125 on: November 04, 2016, 05:55:37 PM »
jeepers, that sounds sore, Tes.  You from a rural background like me (originally)?

The stone trough reference makes it that obvious, doesn't it.  ;D
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« Reply #126 on: November 04, 2016, 05:57:11 PM »
I know what you mean re nurses....the uniforms, and those latex gloves.   :)

I tell them I'm allergic to latex. I much prefer the feeling of 'skin on skin'.  ;D
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« Reply #127 on: November 04, 2016, 06:55:35 PM »
The stone trough reference makes it that obvious, doesn't it.  ;D

yes, you're nicked, sunshine!  (said in my best Sweeney voice)

It was the 'stone trough' that dun for you.   :)

I had these images of a remote farm up in the Yorkshire Dales.....James Herriot country.

 ::)

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« Reply #128 on: November 07, 2016, 12:02:27 AM »
yes, you're nicked, sunshine!  (said in my best Sweeney voice)

It was the 'stone trough' that dun for you.   :)

I had these images of a remote farm up in the Yorkshire Dales.....James Herriot country.

 ::)

That's a real clash of cultures - Jack Regan meets James Herriot.  ;D
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« Reply #129 on: November 07, 2016, 12:05:23 AM »
All this talk of titles - in November. Nonsense.

I'd rather wait until the Easter bunny's been rather than still smelling the smoke from Guy Fawkes celebrations, before anyone even mentions titles.
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« Reply #130 on: November 07, 2016, 02:39:26 AM »
That's a real clash of cultures - Jack Regan meets James Herriot.  ;D

 ::) :P 8) :D

Sweeney meets All Creatures Great and Small

Regan has arm up cow's bottom in dales

James Herriot does 100MPH in Ford Cortina, catching crooks in London

I loved that era of tv.  Real tv.  Regional.  Characters that were recognisable.  Good times.
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« Reply #131 on: November 07, 2016, 03:59:00 AM »
All this talk of titles - in November. Nonsense.

I'd rather wait until the Easter bunny's been rather than still smelling the smoke from Guy Fawkes celebrations, before anyone even mentions titles.

so many teams in the mix this year.

Chelsea really impressive this weekend.....and like us, they have a europe-free season.

I hope we can keep piling the points up, in the run of games we have now.
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« Reply #132 on: November 27, 2016, 09:51:29 PM »
The most satisfying win so far this season. Despite not playing as well as we have at many other times this season, we remained patient, and ended up with the goals.

A clean sheet and a win in the same game. Wow.  ;D

IF Coutinho's out for a stretch Klopp can move Wijnaldum forward into his more favoured and productive position, and with Origi to bring in also, the forward line will have a different dynamic to it, and maybe a re-newed impetus and give opposition managers something different to have to try and stop.

Hopefully Lallana won't be out too much longer as he's been a revelation so far this season. There, said it. Finally.  ;D
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« Reply #133 on: December 10, 2016, 11:02:24 PM »
We need to massively improve collectively on last week's performance defensively.

West Ham always seem to raise their game against us, and sooner or later they will hit form.

We need to make sure it's not tomorrow.
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« Reply #134 on: December 12, 2016, 12:26:40 PM »
6 goals conceded and one point from six, we seem to have hit a wall.

If there's an opportunity to find a more suitable partner for Matip, one than can still maintain performance level when Matip's not available, then Klopp needs to take it in January. Likewise, a proper left back and free Milner up.

Milner being available to play in more suitable positions would be like a new signing in itself.

We need to focus on the 'nuts and bolts' of defending. We can't just defend by trying to keep possession  of the ball and relying on pressing.
We have to be able to 'defend' when those things aren't appropriate. Cutting out crosses at source by stopping them coming in, not giving away free kicks within shooting distance because of careless tackles or impatience in trying to win the ball, and players being aware of what and where an opponent close to them is doing and going, and therefore picking up and keeping close, hence not making them an easy option for a pass or granting them time or space to do something telling, would all be a start.
As would making sure both our fullbacks aren't ahead of the ball at the same time, especially in the top third of the pitch.

We've had the lead in both of the last two games but have failed to win either. We need to learn to shut out the opposition and make the advantage of taking the lead translate into 3 points.

I think the last 2 results have been coming over the previous few games. Leeds took us apart with ease a times, and only a lack of finishing saved us. We can't rely on opposition missed chances. We have to be the ones who control our own destiny by doing the right things, and tightening up our ability to defend properly would be a big shift in the right direction. 
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