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Old 04-12-2019, 16:20   #3681
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Everton at home in the FA Cup.

Hopefully we are one of the Sunday games; Monday night would be a real pain. If we get past Villa, on the 17th, then it will definitely be the Sunday as it is League Cup semi finals on the 8th/9th
Can't see many first team players playing in the FA Cup for us this year.
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Old 07-12-2019, 15:55   #3682
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Pretty poor first half until TAA came on - moving Gomez to his better position of CB.

Other than his goal, I thought Keita was having a poor game
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Old 07-12-2019, 19:29   #3683
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So at what point are Man City not the main title rivals?
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Old 07-12-2019, 19:48   #3684
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If Leicester win tomorrow they are our main rivals and I would expect them to beat Villa.

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Old 07-12-2019, 21:35   #3685
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Can’t see you being caught now, unless things go horribly wrong in the next few games.
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Old 08-12-2019, 11:35   #3686
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I dunno this is when you derailed your own bid last time isn't it? Or the next month. Start messing with the squad, resting, playing weakened teams and losing. Just losing momentum really.

I think in Jan it'd be much clearer. But with the current City form, I'm not even convinced they'll catch Leicester. There doesn't seem to be anyone else in it
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Old 08-12-2019, 20:59   #3687
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I dunno this is when you derailed your own bid last time isn't it?
losing one game all season and reaching 97 points is hardly "derailing" our own bid.we has an incredible League season ,only undone by an unbelievable City one.



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Old 09-12-2019, 06:43   #3688
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We has an incredible League season ,only undone by an unbelievable City one.
Well at least that's something you won't have to worry about this season!
Can't believe that we're out of the title race in the first week of December, but shocking inconsistency isn't good enough to be in the mix these days.
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I dunno this is when you derailed your own bid last time isn't it? Or the next month. Start messing with the squad, resting, playing weakened teams and losing. Just losing momentum really.

I think in Jan it'd be much clearer. But with the current City form, I'm not even convinced they'll catch Leicester. There doesn't seem to be anyone else in it
I can’t see anyone but Leicester catching them at the minute and I can’t see Klopp messing with the squad except for cup competitions. Despite all the corrupt officials and massive anti Liverpool bias from the FA, UEFA, FIFA and the WI they are going really well. Unless December brings even more injuries I just can’t see anyone catching them.
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City certainly now seem to be out of it - they effectively need Liverpool to lose 5 games in the next 22 games (when they have only lost once in the last 53) whilst barely dropping a point themselves.

Leicester ?? Too early to tell yet - but once they have played both City and us, over Christmas, the picture may be clearer.
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Can possibly see Leicester putting enough form together for a similar run that won them the title last time out. Lets not forget, not only did Leicester play well, but everyone else had a bit of a nightmare as well. I just don't see them being able to put together enough to overhaul Liverpool, but possibly do well enough to have enough points that might have won them the title in 5 of the last 20 years or something.

I know you shouldn't write Man City off (lol we now need to specify which City we mean), but they don't look like the team that are about to go on a 22 game winning streak which is what they effectively need.

At what point do we start talking about an Invincibles season?
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Old 10-12-2019, 11:31   #3692
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At what point do we start talking about an Invincibles season?
Never. I'd take >100 points over an unbeaten season.
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Old 12-12-2019, 13:54   #3693
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LOL my son was screaming at the TV on Wednesday pleading for Klopp to sub off Salah. Right up to the moment he scored

Ticket details have been announced for the Everton FA Cup game - same prices as the last derby FA Cup game.

Incidentally, does anyone know how the club work out if you are Young Adult ? I assume it is based on your DOB, right ? I ask because my son is a Young Adult ( he's 13 ) but is in the ACS on a "full membership" card.
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Old 14-12-2019, 23:33   #3694
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Watching MOTD tonight you'd have though it was all Watford. I didn't get to watch it today but when I was checking on BBC Sport it looked like it was all Liverpool possession, mostly Liverpool chances, but MOTD looked like they didn't have a crack on goal until the first goal went in.

Looks like Mo has been practising with his right foot though. Another with the right and a lovely finish!

VAR - it's ridiculous how they're using it. They just should not be using it to micro analyse the way they are. The technology lets them see pretty accurately from stills and slo-mo of various angles, but if they're then using human calculation to work out if parts of the body are on or off, usually based on pretty dumb and basic ways of doing it. Surely it should be that if they cannot establish if a player is on or off side from all the footage available to them, they have to then made a consistant decision to either always give the advantage to the attacking player, or always to the defending player? Then as long as they're always consistent with that advantage it should be fairer, more accurate and quicker as well? It shouldn't be as difficult as they are making it.
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The offsides are right by current rules, but they will change it. Benefit has to go to the attacker and there has to be a margin of error.
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I don't agree. Not all of them. The technology and the way they make the final decisions are not 100%. When they're looking to see if someone's armpit is further across than
a part of someone else's body that that's then using human interpretation of the very high quality but not 100% accurate technology. If it's so difficult to tell (such as that Firmino one a while back) that they cannot clearly tell from the footage they have, that's when it should be considered unable to determine than at that point the decision goes to the attacker (or defender if that was the way they decided those decisions should go)

For the record, I thought Mane was a fraction offside today, but not from the images MOTD focused on as being the one that determined offiside, I thought the freezeframe they showed from another angle (where the commentator said the thought is was off) had him a fraction offiside. A fraction, but visible.
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Old 15-12-2019, 08:31   #3697
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The offsides are right by current rules, but they will change it. Benefit has to go to the attacker and there has to be a margin of error.
Absolutely this. I've been saying for ages that there's no way they can guarantee 100% on the exact frame used and the drawing and interpreting of the lines, which is done by a human.

A margin of error needs to be brought in whereby the thickness of the line used is that exact MOE. About 6 inches is fair IMO, anything tighter than that shouldn't be given offside.
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People around me in the Kop thought the Mane one was close in real time but the YouTube highlights clearly show, sadly, he was offside. We are not even talking close here IMHO like Bobby's armpit ( which was just blatantly wrong in so many ways ... but that's Atkinson for who was also up to usual standard at the West Ham v Southampton game last night ).

As for the game itself ... I thought we were truly awful and, had Watford's attackers been any good, we could have had no complaints if we had lost. But 3 points is 3 points after all - and the Leicester result was an added bonud
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at the state of El Mohamady and Kodjia celebrating as if they are scoring against Barcelona's first team.

Honesly - two of our subs at sat on the bench doing their homework
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More embarrassing was Andy Goldstein on Talk Sport, trying desperately to be the Katie Hopkins of sports radio
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