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Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2015/16
« on: April 14, 2016, 08:58:34 PM »
I accept that they are a far better team than us. I do not accept, however, to watch such a bunch of mediocre players representing the once mighty Liverpool. The minute I saw both Lallana and Firmino in the starting line-up I knew we were doomed (ask 224 for reference). Klopp got this one badly wrong. One also have to question his ability to instill a winning mentality in this mediocre squad. It was a long time since I last felt so humiliated watching us play.

At least we stayed in the tie for an impressive 8 minutes.

Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2015/16
« on: April 12, 2016, 04:58:05 PM »
to me, Heskey was like the bloke from the Green Mile - a big semi-mobile piece of granite, that had minimal striking abilities......but was our way of holding the ball up, for young Owen to make hay with.

Whereas Origi is very fast, mobile, has technical ability, and knows where the goal is at.

A bit unfair to Heskey who scored 22 goals in the treble winning season if memory serves. Not many 2nd strikers managed to pull off that feat since. This season our top striker will barely make it to double digits.

I agree on Origi though. His development last 6 months is nothing short of fantastic. It may yet turn out this was his best few weeks ever, but I share your description of his qualities.

Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2015/16
« on: April 12, 2016, 07:00:12 AM »
The ability to keep possession is a vital commodity and knowing when to do that, rather than force things with a too adventurous a pass, is a good quality to have. As a young player he's bound to more cautious to begin with when given a rare first team opportunity, but it doesn't mean to say he doesn't have it in him to pick a more progressive pass should the opportunity arise.

I agree with all of that Tes wholeheartedly. However, I had Gerrard  in his 23rd year in mind as I desperately want to see a second coming, if you catch my drift?

Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2015/16
« on: April 12, 2016, 06:55:59 AM »
Origi is going to be for us what Heskey was for the 00-02 team.....and believe me that is a compliment. Origi has the added bonus of having more composure in front of goal too.

We shall see Edward. It is a compliment but there's something to Origi I don't recall seeing in Heskey. They way he led the line away at Dortmund was incredibly impressive, so was the instant impact he showed when he came on at the weekend. I remember Heskey (fondly) for other qualities. Origi may having the week/weeks of his career for all I know, but it wouldn't surprise me it if isnt.

Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2015/16
« on: April 10, 2016, 07:27:25 PM »
There is a slight chance we're hitting form one or two games too late for 4th. City always finish well and so do Arsenal so we'll probably need to win the rest to get 4th.

An impressive performance despite Toure and Skrtel starting. Allen showed again he's levels ahead of Henderson (Dude you really need to let go of the notion it's possible to be a top team and have a captain whos only quality is to run more than the lad next to him) enough said really.

It's nice to see Stewart and Ojo get a start. Ojo was very impressive for our second and although Stewart had indeed a very very good game you really can tell he's another sideways/backwards player. What people do not seem to realise is that if Liverpool really want to go places it needs player that makes an impact in the forward direction.

Firmino, showed again, he's not right for Liverpool and how and why he's above Benteke in the pecking order I will never know. 

Congrats to Leicester although it has a detrimental effect on the status of the PL. I'd rather see them win it than the Jews.

Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2015/16
« on: April 08, 2016, 12:00:51 PM »
An absolutely fantastic performance from start to finish. Sakho, Lovren, Can and Allen stood out for me. I would also say Moreno had a decent game. For all their huff'n puff they only managed to create one really dangerous chance whereas we (as per usual) were wasteful infront of their goal.

As you say Dude, they will be very dangerous at Anfield and I still hold them as slight favorites to go through. We'll probably need 2 goals at a minimum at home to win the tie.

Long time since I felt so proud of the team. Nothing Spurs or Leicester could muster would come Close to what we did last night. My only regret is Klopp's decision to leave it to the weak Lallana, instead of Origi, to guard the 6 yard box on their corner.

I was a bit disappointed with Coutinho's second half performance. Seeing as some of us just LOVE to count the few passes Sakho misplace in a game I was shocked to fail to register a single correct pass from Coutinho in the second half. Likewise, Firmino was as sloppy with possession as always when he came on. Do not trust him one bit with the ball against good opposition.

MOTM - Mats Hummels. What a fantastic player he is!

Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2015/16
« on: April 06, 2016, 01:13:28 PM »
you're right.  League tables don't have a column to show how many times a team hit the woodwork.

Nor do they have a column to show how many corners a team won across the season.

We still work around the notion of those that score the most goals in a game, claim the spoils.

Indeed. That's the table though, in whatever way that relates to form which was the issue here?

Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2015/16
« on: April 06, 2016, 10:46:33 AM »
on current form - e.g. their last 6 games, Arsenal are merely mid-table (9th) having won 3, lost 2, drawn 1.

Wether that's form, bad luck or something else I don't know. The statistics you refer to won't reveal how incredibly lucky Leicester were to escape 2 penos against So'ton, nor does it show Arsenal hit the woodwork 3 times in their defeat at home to Swansea.

Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2015/16
« on: April 06, 2016, 10:43:43 AM »
So do I. I think Arsenal have more of a chance than Spurs any road. I can see Arsenal winning all their remaining games as they tend to do in the past few seasons when the pressure is off. Leicester have hard games coming up.

My sentiments exactly Edward. Also, Leicester is due a dip in form. The last 3-4 matches they've won pretty much against the run of play and chances. If they don't lose form at any point this season, it would mark the first time a team pulled off that feat since the "invincibles".

I think winning the title this year will require somewhere between 76-79 points (God damn it hurts we've amassed that points tally a number of times since we last won it).

As I suggested above I think there's good reason to believe Leicester is in for a defeat or three. I cannot see them cross the 80 points mark, however. That mean Spurs will have to win all their remaining 6 games to stand any realistic chance to win it, i.e., they would have to do something they haven't done in God knows how long given the fixtures they face. At least they need at a minimum 4 wins and 2 Draws. Arsenal, though they will face a stern test this weekend away at Hammers, but after that they have indeed winnable games remaining.

Next 4 games will decide it for sure.

Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2015/16
« on: April 04, 2016, 10:00:24 AM »
Leicester beat Southampton, to go 7 points clear.

Leicester now need a maximum of 12 points - i.e. four wins from six games, and they’re champions.

In all likelihood, Spurs will drop points - against United (h); Stoke (away); WBA (h); Chelsea (a); Southampton (h); Newcastle (a).....so Leicester will need less than 12 points in their final 6 games.

I still believe Arsenal's in with a shout. Luck can only last so long.

Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2015/16
« on: April 03, 2016, 12:02:59 AM »

fair result.

If Sturridge had been on his game, we'd have won it.

Sakho had a woeful first half.

Lovren won't be terribly happy that he allowed Kane to turn inside him, to get his shot away (for the goal).  Hving said that, a good finish.

Come on the Leicester!!

Sums it up pretty well. Once again our ineptitude infront of goal cost us dear points. 4th is now well and truly over. As you say Dude, Sakho was terrible, to say the least, in the first half. Once again we wer outbattled in the center of the park. This is primarily due to the fact we miss a proper captain. Cred where cred's due - I actually witnessed him passing it in the forward direction on at least one ocassion!

We should be happy with the point considering the run of play but hugely disappointed to drop points considering the chances created.

Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2015/16
« on: March 20, 2016, 08:28:30 PM »
Oh, and for the record: I've given up all together on Benteke. Let's cut our losses.

Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2015/16
« on: March 20, 2016, 08:17:00 PM »
Not entirely sure why Flanagan was handed a new contract? (just imagine if Moreno would've given away a goal like Flanagan did). The only reason I can think of is this destructive romanticism surrounding everything LFC there just has to be a Liverpool-born player in the side. That misplaced naivity is also the reason we won't be in Europe next season. It's also the reason we've declined into mid-table mediocrity. Hence I don't see a way out of it, not even with Klopp at the helm.

Ah well, at least this gives me good reason to cancel my PL subscription.

Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2015/16
« on: March 18, 2016, 12:17:12 PM »
So 4th is our only chance to qualify for next season's CL then.

Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2015/16
« on: March 13, 2016, 11:42:28 AM »

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