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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #200 on: December 27, 2016, 04:01:29 PM »
Firmino a definite starter now  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
I'm slightly disturbed that I fancy her.

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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #201 on: December 27, 2016, 04:03:02 PM »
Have more than you show, speak less than you know.
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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #202 on: December 27, 2016, 04:04:27 PM »
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.

It's how it is, I'm sure others have had it bad in the past.

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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #203 on: December 27, 2016, 04:05:29 PM »
I don't care about fairness or not. Having athletes run two games within 48 hours allows insufficient recovery time, invites injury and also does not promote quality football - which is what the premiership should be about.

They should just say no games within 72 hours and let the schedulers work it out - there are certainly enough days to do that.
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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #204 on: December 27, 2016, 04:05:35 PM »
I'm slightly disturbed that I fancy her.

I thought my appreciation for Bobby was born out of statistical analysis.

the resemblance is uncanny...

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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #205 on: December 27, 2016, 04:14:00 PM »

Socrates on football: Beauty comes first. Victory is secondary. What matters is joy.

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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #206 on: December 27, 2016, 04:14:06 PM »
The #LFC starting XI v @stokecity: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Klavan, Milner, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Mane, Firmino, Origi #LIVSTK
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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #207 on: December 27, 2016, 04:14:07 PM »

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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #209 on: December 27, 2016, 04:14:53 PM »
After his last few performances, pretty confident with Klavan in the team, seemed to work well with Lovren too.
It looks to me as if we have signed another 'average' player. I'll hold back my complete opinion until I see the lad play

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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #210 on: December 27, 2016, 04:15:06 PM »
Shame about no Matip, but we can cope without him.

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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #211 on: December 27, 2016, 04:15:32 PM »
Crouch and Walters, the hoofs are coming!

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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #212 on: December 27, 2016, 04:15:39 PM »
We'll win by a couple.
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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #213 on: December 27, 2016, 04:15:48 PM »
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XI: Grant; Johnson, Shawcross, M. Indi, Pieters; Diouf, Allen, Whelan, Imbula, Walters; Crouch
Subs: Given; Bony, Afellay, Adam, Shaqiri, Bojan, Ramadan
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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #214 on: December 27, 2016, 04:16:10 PM »
No surprises then, shame no Sturridge but good team nonetheless. Any idea if Coutinho is training yet?

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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #215 on: December 27, 2016, 04:16:26 PM »
So all the bedwetters and over reactors were wrong, what a shock.
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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #216 on: December 27, 2016, 04:16:36 PM »
No surprises then, shame no Sturridge but good team nonetheless. Any idea if Coutinho is training yet?

Sturridge is on the bench.

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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #217 on: December 27, 2016, 04:16:46 PM »
Disappointed not to see Sturridge start, but should be enough to beat these c*nts
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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #218 on: December 27, 2016, 04:16:48 PM »
Crouch? So we know Stoke's tactics then.
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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #219 on: December 27, 2016, 04:16:49 PM »
Any idea if Coutinho is training yet?

Klopp said he's not training yet.
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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #220 on: December 27, 2016, 04:17:47 PM »
Sturridge is on the bench.

Sorry I meant in the starting XI.

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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #221 on: December 27, 2016, 04:18:16 PM »
Woeful Stoke side that in truth. Their most dangerous players on the bench. If we play to our strengths with a quick tempo we will have too much for them.
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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #222 on: December 27, 2016, 04:18:25 PM »
Surprised to see Firminho but the club said they're waiting on the trial. Whatever as long as his head's in the right place.

Good team, I have a good feeling about this. Wanted Sturridge to start but Origi can be blinding. I expect us to attack, attack, attack.

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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #223 on: December 27, 2016, 04:18:36 PM »
With Crouch in their side we know what to expect, their forward line lacks pace so our defence can push forward that extra 10 yards and really squeeze the game in midfield.
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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #224 on: December 27, 2016, 04:18:59 PM »
Woeful Stoke side that in truth. Their most dangerous players on the bench. If we play to our strengths with a quick tempo we will have too much for them.

Yep, it's dreadful, had a quick look at one of their forums and they are fuming. Hopefully it's a comfortable win.

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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #225 on: December 27, 2016, 04:19:58 PM »
Lol at that Potters line-up.  We should be looking to carve these up.

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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #226 on: December 27, 2016, 04:20:04 PM »
Surprised to see Firminho but the club said they're waiting on the trial. Whatever as long as his head's in the right place.

Why wouldn't he play? There's no requirement for him not to. Besides, it's best not to talk about that.

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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #227 on: December 27, 2016, 04:20:37 PM »
Crouch and Walters, the hoofs are coming!

Afellay, Bojan and Shaqiri on the bench. So the hoof option is favourite,







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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #228 on: December 27, 2016, 04:20:38 PM »
I'm actually amazed Crouch is still starting a premier league game to be honest. Honestly no excuses not to win this.
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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #229 on: December 27, 2016, 04:20:54 PM »
Disappointed Sturridge isn't starting
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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #230 on: December 27, 2016, 04:21:53 PM »
Hughes is a woeful manager. He's like some 13 year old kid playing Football Manager.

He doesn't play Crouch all year then gets him out against a side that is claimed to be shit in the air. I mean there are another 5-10 sides who are weaker than us in that department but you never see him pull out Crouch for them. He just going by what the media feeds him.

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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #231 on: December 27, 2016, 04:22:04 PM »
Have to be really careful against Martins Indi, the lad has pace to burn and can hurt us if he gets in behind.

Expect Lovren and Klavan to deal with a lot of long balls today aswell, fingers crossed we don't think this will be easy.
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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #232 on: December 27, 2016, 04:22:09 PM »
Affellay, Bojan, Bony and Shaqiri all on the bench ?

Route 1 it is, then.

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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #233 on: December 27, 2016, 04:22:41 PM »
Anybody who is surprised to see Firmino is utterly daft.

Good lineup.

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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #234 on: December 27, 2016, 04:23:06 PM »
Shame no Matip as they go for long ball game. Need to minimise the free kicks we concede. Pleased Shaquiri not there from the start.
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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #235 on: December 27, 2016, 04:23:32 PM »
Anybody who is surprised to see Firmino is utterly daft.

Good lineup.

He's looked out of sorts for a while so wouldn't be a shock if dropped
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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #236 on: December 27, 2016, 04:24:17 PM »
Just win. By any means necessary
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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #237 on: December 27, 2016, 04:24:34 PM »
Really should be winning this by a few.

If they had Arnautovic and Shaqiri, i would be fearful of them but that side of theirs is awful.

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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #238 on: December 27, 2016, 04:24:48 PM »
Woeful Stoke side that in truth. Their most dangerous players on the bench. If we play to our strengths with a quick tempo we will have too much for them.

They seem to have left every player with a modicum of skill on the bench, apart from Allen of course :)

Obvious tactical approach. We can beat these twats, come on Redmen!

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Re: A Midseason Night's Cold, Wet Dream: Liverpool v Stoke - Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.
« Reply #239 on: December 27, 2016, 04:26:04 PM »
The Ev's hoofball was a good warmup for Klavan and Lovren here.