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8 minutes ago, Shroppie said:

Shame it means we drop a place.

 

6 minutes ago, davefizzy14 said:

Yes thats annoying, was hoping Tottenham would beat them.

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Better to be 11th and 1 point behind Spurs than 10th and 3 points behind them 

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6 minutes ago, Jimmy_D said:

Ouch.

VvD needs surgery on his ACL, likely out for the season.

Was going to happen, they have been incredibly lucky with injuries to key players over the last two seasons. The likes of VVD, Robertson, TAA, Mane and Salah have barely missed a game, whilst City have had long periods without players like Laporte, De Bruyne and Aguero. 

Going to test their squad depth, especially as I have never really been that convinced of Gomez. 

Shocking tackle by Pickford though, how that wasn't a red I don't know regardless of the injury suffered it was reckless and always likely to cause an injury. 

If Liverpool don't win the title they are probably going to be talking about that Everton game for ages, winner ruled out for an imaginary offside and their best player injured for the season. 

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Also got to be the season that Kane leaves Spurs if they don't win anything, he does everything for them and the rest still let him down. 

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6 minutes ago, tajjuk said:

Was going to happen, they have been incredibly lucky with injuries to key players over the last two seasons. The likes of VVD, Robertson, TAA, Mane and Salah have barely missed a game, whilst City have had long periods without players like Laporte, De Bruyne and Aguero. 

Going to test their squad depth, especially as I have never really been that convinced of Gomez. 

Shocking tackle by Pickford though, how that wasn't a red I don't know regardless of the injury suffered it was reckless and always likely to cause an injury. 

If Liverpool don't win the title they are probably going to be talking about that Everton game for ages, winner ruled out for an imaginary offside and their best player injured for the season. 

Out for the season is probably the best case scenario for Liverpool. Obviously he’ll have the best treatment available, but even so, it’s possibly career threatening.

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4 minutes ago, Jimmy_D said:

Out for the season is probably the best case scenario for Liverpool. Obviously he’ll have the best treatment available, but even so, it’s possibly career threatening.

Bit dramatic, ACL injuries are rarely career threatening. McQueen's is the exception to the norm.

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21 minutes ago, Jimmy_D said:

Out for the season is probably the best case scenario for Liverpool. Obviously he’ll have the best treatment available, but even so, it’s possibly career threatening.

Probably more career limiting, rather than threatening I'd say.

He'll certainly never be at the level he was back in 2018/2019. But he'll still play at the top level for a few more years I'd say. Will be interesting to see if Liverpool go big in January to replace, I think they'll have to.

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33 minutes ago, East Kent Saint said:

I’ll be surprised if VVD ever reaches his best form after this injury. Can’t think of any other players that have but maybe I can’t think past JRod ! Shearer was never as good after his Achilles went ...

How about Danny Ings ?   😀

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38 minutes ago, East Kent Saint said:

I’ll be surprised if VVD ever reaches his best form after this injury. Can’t think of any other players that have but maybe I can’t think past JRod ! Shearer was never as good after his Achilles went ...

Van Nistelrooy sticks out in my mind, when he did his ACL in training at PSV. Pushed his move to United back a year I think.

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1 hour ago, Teddeer said:

Jose must learn from this - don't bring on Bale when you are leading three nil.

Didn't it take something like 24 appearances for them first time round before he got his first win?

You'd think 3-0 up with 20 minutes left it was a pretty safe re-debut 😂

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1 hour ago, S-Clarke said:

Probably more career limiting, rather than threatening I'd say.

He'll certainly never be at the level he was back in 2018/2019. But he'll still play at the top level for a few more years I'd say. Will be interesting to see if Liverpool go big in January to replace, I think they'll have to.

they can have one of Bednarek,  Stephens  or Vest at £45m

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Cannot believe Aston Villa were a few mins from being relegated last season and now they’re cruising, 100%, 4/4 unbeaten. Madness.

Everton fans’ll be getting restless thinking it ain’t their year after all with Villa about to motor past them 🤣🙄

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30 minutes ago, saintwbu said:

Anyone still think crowds don’t make a difference? When people say 32,000 people groaning can affect the team, I think the current results suggest they may have a point.. 

Not sure anyone ever said that crowds didn't make a difference in the first place.

Everyone knows that football without crowds is a different proposition.

This season is generating randomised results because its not much more than a series of training day kickabouts.

All we need to do is stay on the right side of things and keep getting those points in the bag.

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Just as aside

I saw Southampton FC Women progressed with ease in the WFA Cup qualifying round breezing past Helston albeit 3 divisions below them 11-0, they are a pretty ruthless team that don't seem to know how to take their foot off the gas - just a shame the league was cancelled on them last season as they are currently playing well above the standard of the league they are in.

Also it seems La Liga is a bit weird too, Real Madrid had an upset at home over the weekend with newly promoted Cadiz scoring in the 16th minute and hold out for the win. The La Liga top 4 looks different right now Real are top, Getafe (beat Barcelona) Cadiz, Granada - Barcelona down in 9th

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16 hours ago, saintwbu said:

Anyone still think crowds don’t make a difference? When people say 32,000 people groaning can affect the team, I think the current results suggest they may have a point.. 

No, the psychology of playing in front of their own fans is what affected our team. I’ve seen plenty of games where the crowd was nothing but supportive or at worst indifferent to the team on the pitch and the still managed to bottle it.

 

Crowds clearly make a difference, I think the lack of them is encouraging attacking players to take more risks, be more creative and not play it safe so much. This is turn is leading to more goals scored.

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13 minutes ago, whelk said:

Wonder how many £14.95s have been handed over for WBA V Burnley 530pm on a Monday evening?

Be interesting to know the results for the whole weekends PPV - tonights 5:30 game I can imagine would be pretty low, bit like our game v Burnley probably was at 8pm on a Saturday night, only die hards would be watching it especially up against the main channel Saturday night family big guns.

interestingly Newcastle fans boycotted their PPV game and apparently raised over £20k donating the £14.95 to a local food bank charity, the most they have collected from matchday collections outside the ground is £5,800, amazingly they had donations from outside the UK too. Seeing the result bet quite a few were glad they didn't watch it.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/54597058

 

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15 hours ago, John Boy Saint said:

interestingly Newcastle fans boycotted their PPV game and apparently raised over £20k donating the £14.95 to a local food bank charity, the most they have collected from matchday collections outside the ground is £5,800, amazingly they had donations from outside the UK too. Seeing the result bet quite a few were glad they didn't watch it.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/54597058

 

Not in large numbers they didn't. £20k is only 1,300 fans paying £15.

It is a nice gesture, but wasn't anywhere near a significant part of their fanbase.

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1 hour ago, Matthew Le God said:

Not in large numbers they didn't. £20k is only 1,300 fans paying £15.

It is a nice gesture, but wasn't anywhere near a significant part of their fanbase.

That’s just who donated - it doesn’t mean only 1,300 boycotted the PPV

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3 hours ago, Matthew Le God said:

Not in large numbers they didn't. £20k is only 1,300 fans paying £15.

It is a nice gesture, but wasn't anywhere near a significant part of their fanbase.

Does it matter? Still a significant amount of money raised to the charity...fair play to the 1,300.

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On 19/10/2020 at 14:18, Lighthouse said:

No, the psychology of playing in front of their own fans is what affected our team. I’ve seen plenty of games where the crowd was nothing but supportive or at worst indifferent to the team on the pitch and the still managed to bottle it.

 

Crowds clearly make a difference, I think the lack of them is encouraging attacking players to take more risks, be more creative and not play it safe so much. This is turn is leading to more goals scored.

I tend to agree, but why is this not being replicated in other major leagues (accepting that the natural order of La Liga has been somewhat disrupted thus far)?

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