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  1. That's breaking up 2 partnerships. Get Mane central, Jota on the left. Keep Salah-TAA as it is. Mane is like a Suarez-lite anyway - perfect for playing that CF role.
  2. For anyone who hasn't seen it yet, the full thing is on YouTube
  3. What's the history/rivarly behind us playing Burnley (replace with about 20-30 other teams)? Most of the clubs we have a rivarly any semblance of a rivarly against, save for Everton, Leeds, Villa and Forest, would be in the competition anyway.
  4. Most are in friendlies, though, apparently. Think when Messi scored the other week for Argentina they did a statistic on goals not scored in friendlies - something like 70% of Neymar's were in friendlies, while for the actual Ronaldo who's goals Neymar has surpassed for Brazil, it was the other way around.
  5. That last Ajax attack when he went to punch the cross...heart in mouth stuff. Imagine a Gudjohnsen moment, but Adrian in goal.
  6. Was a s/crappy game overall but we badly needed the win so onward and upward.
  7. It was as wrong then as it is now. The goalkeeping equivalent of a Hodgson is better than Rafa shout. Funnily enough, if I remember, he was shocking the season BEFORE that and was actually coming good again around that period before we decided to replace him with pan-faced plant pot. It's also up there with "Xabi only had one good season for us and was average the rest". Bad timelines. Xabi had one injury hit season (07-08) where he was good but had a few injuries here and there. He did have one average season (06-07 but was picking up again as we made the final), two excellent seaso
  8. Yea Mane's a bit of a Suarez in that regard, would be interesting to see him central.
  9. Minamino has shown nothing to be given a start in an important game yet. Jota has - let's give him a go.
  10. Should get a run for Firimino - I guess only issue is that would mean having to move the Mane/Robertson partnership as Mane goes central but worth testing it out for a game.
  11. Hilarious when commentators say "[X player] was far from happy when substituted" which is usually preceded with same player looking quizzally at the sub board. Which player is happy to come off? Even Lovren with his mare at the 4-0 Tottenham game was probably like "Me, boss? Why am I being taken off?"
  12. Ant's got to be on the wind up surely? That's what you'd expect from a teenage, pimply-faced Ant which was what a good 10-12 or so years ago now.
  13. Seeing as he was let go by West Ham or whatever, arguably this IS him being better... Regardless of whether or not Reina would be any good here, again, his shot stopping can't be worse than Adrian's - it will be just as bad at worst. But going from having a guy who can pass at will at the back to a plonker who can't find his teammate 10 yards away in crucial games of the season is a huge issue - our whole style of play changes. It's worse than having an Origi-like backup for Firmino. At least the former is useful and scores and contributes even if we have to change our style slightl
  14. He'd be playing in front of a better defence here, and his shot stopping can't be worse than Adrian's. But at least his passing will be better.
  15. I'm way more annoyed about this game than the Villa game. The Villa game was an absolute freakshow. Yesterday, I could even grudgingly accept the poor offside calls as "one of those" - but what the heck was the verdict on the Pickford tackle on VVD? Basically they're saying: A) If it's offside, it's fair game and you can get away with doing anything to an opponent, because it's offside therefore it doesn't count, or; B) I think the Athletic released an article where they said they got clarification from the PL that VAR did indeed look at the tackle and not deem it a red car
  16. I don't remember if his shot stopping was ever actually any good, but I do recall him making a few saves around this time last year when he played Super Cup and replaced Alisson for a while (we conceded a few, but he also saved a few). Since his return, he's been utterly abject though, and now his head seems to have gone too with which the shot stopping (or lack of it) has followed. And his technique/ability to play out from the back was never great to begin with, so it's just all in all a complete s***show.
  17. Suarez second fastest to 150 goals in La Liga (195 games). Only Cristiano has him beat (in modern times anyway).
  18. Contributes more to the club than Ozil. Probably runs more too...
  19. Then we need to change the way we play and not pass it back to our keeper. Or buy someone who plays similar - but apart from Reina can’t think of anyone else. Reina’s well past it but he can still kick and throw and launch attacks from the back and he’s happy to be second choice. Basically, ability wise probably not all that different from Adrian, but he can actually pass. Didn’t Adrian also screw up vs Chelsea in the Cup last year?
  20. Tempted to give Jota a go but I’d rather an out of form Firmino than Taki who has done nothing yet despite several chances...
  21. What the heck just happened there?
  22. Seriosuly though, why does Milner have to fall on his backside every time?
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