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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #160 on: December 27, 2016, 10:58:46 AM »
Must win ?





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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #161 on: December 27, 2016, 11:00:17 AM »
Goes without saying. If we want to win the league we'll have to eclipse our 11 game winning streak of 13/14 the way Chelsea are playing at the moment. Don't think we'll manage it but take each game as it comes.

Chelsea are due a bit of a stumble, though, plus they still need to play us again.

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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #162 on: December 27, 2016, 11:03:39 AM »
A very proud Granddad. Youngest Grandson has his first game today. Sorted him and the son-in-law a pair of tickets. So not just for me, but for a 6 year old who needs to be hook, line and sinkered and to fall in love with the club, stick 4 past this lot today please lads.



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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #163 on: December 27, 2016, 11:16:58 AM »
This is a must win if ever there was one in my opinion.  We need to keep pace and we have City up next.

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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #164 on: December 27, 2016, 11:32:07 AM »
Is Sturr rumored to start? There is a cheeky 21/1 bid for him to score first on bet365 and I am tempted..

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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #165 on: December 27, 2016, 11:32:42 AM »
This is a must win if ever there was one in my opinion.  We need to keep pace and we have City up next.
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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #166 on: December 27, 2016, 11:35:02 AM »
Is Sturr rumored to start? There is a cheeky 21/1 bid for him to score first on bet365 and I am tempted..

I would guess on the bench. Who would he drop? Origi?
I guess he could go Origi-Sturrige with a diamond, but I would be surprised.

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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #167 on: December 27, 2016, 11:45:37 AM »
Quality mate, hope he loves it
I've no doubt he'll love the game mate, its whether he'll love his first pint, 6 is a bit young.

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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #168 on: December 27, 2016, 11:51:47 AM »
Yeah I remember when I was six, the first pint was always a bit difficult.
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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #169 on: December 27, 2016, 12:26:30 PM »
Is Sturr rumored to start? There is a cheeky 21/1 bid for him to score first on bet365 and I am tempted..

I think it will be the same team that started against Everton.
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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #170 on: December 27, 2016, 12:26:41 PM »
So front line of Sturridge Origi and Mane could be interesting

on paper anyway
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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #171 on: December 27, 2016, 12:28:50 PM »
I think it will be the same team that started against Everton.
Is Matip still injured? Other than Matip for Klavan, I can see Sturridge starting for Origi.
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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #172 on: December 27, 2016, 12:31:30 PM »
We should be beating them. 3 points is a must.
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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #173 on: December 27, 2016, 12:31:40 PM »
Is Matip still injured? Other than Matip for Klavan, I can see Sturridge starting for Origi.

Nah.  Same team as the one against Everton with the possible exception of Matip coming in if he's fit. 

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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #174 on: December 27, 2016, 12:41:39 PM »
Its a home game and irrespective of the league position (or on this occasion, as well as!) its a must-win

Making Anfield a fortress again is a major step towards achieving not just this season's aims, but setting a standard for other seasons to come. Don't underestimate Stoke either, but put the fuckers to the sword and keep sticking it in once you're on top. Would like to see a lot more ruthlessness from the side to be honest and  for us to build a reputation like we used to have.

Quietly confident, but would never be blase enough to think we'll romp it. Get the win and put one more home game away with 3 points. A clean sheet would be the best outcome as well.

On the game, Arnautovitch being out makes me happy. Kind of always rated him to be honest, especially against us. Be good to see Allen back but not on the winning or drawing side of course.

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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #175 on: December 27, 2016, 12:51:27 PM »
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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #176 on: December 27, 2016, 12:55:48 PM »
Quality mate, hope he loves it and fairs better than I did on my first (sort of)  Boxing Day game.  Lost to Leicester in about 84, my Dad threatened to never take me again!

We were late getting in that day due to the queues (almost sure it was pay on the gate). We knew someone had scored, couldn't believe it when we got in and it was them.

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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #177 on: December 27, 2016, 01:39:49 PM »
I really want to see Sturridge and Origi upfront again at some point in the next few games. I think we may see one start today, one on Saturday and then both on Monday with Firmino rested. I'd imagine Klopp has decided on his line-ups for the three games a while back.

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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #178 on: December 27, 2016, 01:51:40 PM »
I remember last seasons game against them. Bojan was great for them, we need to keep their key players quiet, dominate possession and take our chances!!

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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #179 on: December 27, 2016, 01:54:11 PM »
Quality mate, hope he loves it and fairs better than I did on my first (sort of)  Boxing Day game.  Lost to Leicester in about 84, my Dad threatened to never take me again!

My first game as well. Boxing day 1984. Phil Neal actually missed a penalty.

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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #180 on: December 27, 2016, 01:59:21 PM »
Still pissed off with the rest we have between these 3 games compared to Chelsea. How the fuck was that given the go ahead? c*nts.

An easy win today would be great. 3-0 up at half time then just stroll about the park for the second. A helter skelter 5-4 is not welcome at all, although I would settle for it.

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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #181 on: December 27, 2016, 02:01:17 PM »
My first game as well. Boxing day 1984. Phil Neal actually missed a penalty.

I was at the boxing day game in 08 against Bolton. Was in the Centenary Stand and was asked to both sit down and stop shouting by the old bitch sitting beside me. She was ignored.

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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #182 on: December 27, 2016, 02:02:02 PM »
Hoping to see a front three of Sturridge, Mane, and Firmino today, assuming Sturridge is fit enough to start.
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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #183 on: December 27, 2016, 02:12:21 PM »
Please don't post about the drink-driving case. It has fuck all to do with the game.

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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #184 on: December 27, 2016, 02:26:59 PM »
Still pissed off with the rest we have between these 3 games compared to Chelsea. How the fuck was that given the go ahead? c*nts.

An easy win today would be great. 3-0 up at half time then just stroll about the park for the second. A helter skelter 5-4 is not welcome at all, although I would settle for it.

It's annoying as hell BUT we have not had to deal with 2 games in 48 hours since 2008 so actually we can't complain too much as probably every other club has had to deal with it in that time.
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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #185 on: December 27, 2016, 03:15:19 PM »
Awfully quiet around here considering the game is in a couple of hours.
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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #186 on: December 27, 2016, 03:17:12 PM »
The thread needs more Shakespeare!!

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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #187 on: December 27, 2016, 03:27:06 PM »
A win no matter how please.

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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #188 on: December 27, 2016, 03:29:30 PM »
Firmino a definite starter now  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #190 on: December 27, 2016, 03:33:34 PM »
Yeah I remember when I was six, the first pint was always a bit difficult.

I always put a lemonade top on  the first one at that age.

Regarding today, he may want to let Sadio sit this one out and try a formation we will be using while he's at the Africa Cup. Back in for City and Sunderland
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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #191 on: December 27, 2016, 03:34:45 PM »
It's annoying as hell BUT we have not had to deal with 2 games in 48 hours since 2008 so actually we can't complain too much as probably every other club has had to deal with it in that time.

We can complain. We have 4 days rest between 3 games. Chelsea have 7. It's a disgrace.

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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #192 on: December 27, 2016, 03:37:57 PM »
What does "must win" mean?

Will the sky fall in if we draw? Will we look back in May and say " we missed out on everything because we didn't beat Stoke on 27th Dec.
if we lose this game and then win every other game on the way in, we'd have 97 points. That would be enough I think.
But then if we win this game then only lose the last game of the season, then we would have...97 points.

I just want to win, in style would be nice, but three points will do. If we don't I'm not giving up. Unlike all the "must win" crowd, who presumably will give up, no?

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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #193 on: December 27, 2016, 03:40:43 PM »
This is a must win if ever there was one in my opinion.  We need to keep pace and we have City up next.

Really? Last week against Everton was a must win. Then before that against Bournemouth. It seems that every game is a must win.

We should be winning this one but it isnt a must win.

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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #194 on: December 27, 2016, 03:45:27 PM »
We can complain. We have 4 days rest between 3 games. Chelsea have 7. It's a disgrace.

Hardly a disgrace, just one of those things that happens. Hopefully the players aren't winging like some in here and looking for excuses.


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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #195 on: December 27, 2016, 03:51:34 PM »
Hardly a disgrace, just one of those things that happens. Hopefully the players aren't winging like some in here and looking for excuses.
It's a perfectly reasonable gripe to have, it would never have happened to the Rags in the Slurgie era.

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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #196 on: December 27, 2016, 03:53:23 PM »
Hardly a disgrace, just one of those things that happens. Hopefully the players aren't winging like some in here and looking for excuses.

It is a disgrace actually, it's fucking disgusting a team gets such an advantage regardless of our positions in the league. Not an excuse for anything, we've got the squad to twat City then make changes and beat Sunderland but it's still really poor, dont see how that can be disputed. Southampton got it even worse somehow, appalling management of the games.

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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #197 on: December 27, 2016, 03:55:59 PM »
Really? Last week against Everton was a must win. Then before that against Bournemouth. It seems that every game is a must win.

We should be winning this one but it isnt a must win.
If we are aiming at keeping the title hopes alive, then every game IS a must-win.
However, a top 4 finish would also be a perfectly satisfactory finish to the season.
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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #198 on: December 27, 2016, 03:56:34 PM »
It's a perfectly reasonable gripe to have, it would never have happened to the Rags in the Slurgie era.

They had three games in six days in 93/94 according to this - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1993%E2%80%9394_Manchester_United_F.C._season. It was similar the season afterwards.




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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #199 on: December 27, 2016, 03:58:05 PM »
Awfully quiet around here considering the game is in a couple of hours.
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