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Re: Fulham FC v Liverpool FC - 12th February - k/o: 20.00
« Reply #120 on: February 10, 2014, 06:29:08 PM »
I think your calculations are wrong. If we cross it 164 times, it will result in a 4-4 draw, because for every goal action, there is an equal but opposite goal reaction. Moyes failed to take this into account, although he should have been more than aware of it given his clear familiarity with the "Laps/Vomit Corollary"

Fuck you and your FA coaching manual! I thought I had the answer then. But hang on, hold the phones. If the answer to the meaning of life is really 42, could this be the optimum number of crosses a team should make before the goal reaction takes effect? We could win every match 1 - 0 if we get it just right. I might be on to something here PoP for you to add to your fancy dan "books."


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Re: Fulham FC v Liverpool FC - 12th February - k/o: 20.00
« Reply #121 on: February 10, 2014, 06:29:29 PM »
Cautiously optimistic? Well then, let me be the first to call you a giant quim. The only caution you should be showing is whether you've got a spare pair of undercrackers readily available in case you cream yourself at the almost pornographic shafting we're going to administer to them.

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Re: Fulham FC v Liverpool FC - 12th February - k/o: 20.00
« Reply #122 on: February 10, 2014, 06:29:47 PM »
hi...this is my first post here...it has been an ecstatic week for me ...been supporting liverpoool since i was 7...born in ghana now in da university..i had to endure many taunts as kid cus i ws a lfc fan n we werent doing that well in da late 1990s n early 200s..now i can smile...i hope we beat fulham...its gonna be tough tho cus i cud see a resurging side when dey  played man utd...now when i look at their center pair of dan burn n heitinga, it reminds me of metersacker n kolscieny..i hope we take advantage of their weakness interms of pace n do da damage...thanks fellow kop

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Re: Fulham FC v Liverpool FC - 12th February - k/o: 20.00
« Reply #123 on: February 10, 2014, 06:33:56 PM »
hi...this is my first post here...it has been an ecstatic week for me ...been supporting liverpoool since i was 7...born in ghana now in da university..i had to endure many taunts as kid cus i ws a lfc fan n we werent doing that well in da late 1990s n early 200s..now i can smile...i hope we beat fulham...its gonna be tough tho cus i cud see a resurging side when dey  played man utd...now when i look at their center pair of dan burn n heitinga, it reminds me of metersacker n kolscieny..i hope we take advantage of their weakness interms of pace n do da damage...thanks fellow kop

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Re: Fulham FC v Liverpool FC - 12th February - k/o: 20.00
« Reply #124 on: February 10, 2014, 06:34:48 PM »
I think we'll see a massively different starting 11 from Fulham, to the one that got a draw at Old Trafford yesterday. I really hope we don't because they'll be absolutely fucked physically but Meulensteen isn't daft, he'll make wholesale changes.

It's still a team that is deservedly bottom though. We've been burned previously, but we should win this game. Start with the same tempo as against Arsenal and things will go just fine.

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Re: Fulham FC v Liverpool FC - 12th February - k/o: 20.00
« Reply #125 on: February 10, 2014, 06:37:23 PM »
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@MailSport: Fulham are in talks with the Premier League about postponing Wednesday's game with Liverpool because of the London tube strike #ffc #lfc

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Re: Fulham FC v Liverpool FC - 12th February - k/o: 20.00
« Reply #126 on: February 10, 2014, 06:38:24 PM »
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Get fucked Fulham, gonna be a shitty week if this gets postponed.

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Re: Fulham FC v Liverpool FC - 12th February - k/o: 20.00
« Reply #127 on: February 10, 2014, 06:41:58 PM »
Get fucked Fulham, gonna be a shitty week if this gets postponed.

Although it gives us a full week to prepare to knock Arsenal out of the cup whilst they're concentrating on playing United.
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Re: Fulham FC v Liverpool FC - 12th February - k/o: 20.00
« Reply #128 on: February 10, 2014, 06:42:59 PM »
Think the Mail have got that wrong. They've tried to get it postponed because they've ran out of lube, and they just won't be able to handle the absolute rodgering we're going to give them without it.
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Re: Fulham FC v Liverpool FC - 12th February - k/o: 20.00
« Reply #129 on: February 10, 2014, 06:43:22 PM »
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Nah won't happen. Also leaving it 48 hours before the game isa  bit late for that isn't it?

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Re: Fulham FC v Liverpool FC - 12th February - k/o: 20.00
« Reply #130 on: February 10, 2014, 06:46:02 PM »
Although it gives us a full week to prepare to knock Arsenal out of the cup whilst they're concentrating on playing United.

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Re: Fulham FC v Liverpool FC - 12th February - k/o: 20.00
« Reply #131 on: February 10, 2014, 06:52:33 PM »
Do games usually get called off because of tube strikes? Am I being dim or could people just use alternative modes of transport?
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Re: Fulham FC v Liverpool FC - 12th February - k/o: 20.00
« Reply #133 on: February 10, 2014, 06:54:19 PM »
Do games usually get called off because of tube strikes? Am I being dim or could people just use alternative modes of transport?

Three overground stations close by and a major bus route into Hammersmith. This one won't be getting called off.
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Re: Fulham FC v Liverpool FC - 12th February - k/o: 20.00
« Reply #134 on: February 10, 2014, 06:55:32 PM »
Think the Mail have got that wrong. They've tried to get it postponed because they've ran out of lube, and they just won't be able to handle the absolute rodgering we're going to give them without it.

This is the same stuff you said before Villa, and we were the ones that got twatted.

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Re: Fulham FC v Liverpool FC - 12th February - k/o: 20.00
« Reply #135 on: February 10, 2014, 06:56:21 PM »
Think the Mail have got that wrong. They've tried to get it postponed because they've ran out of lube, and they just won't be able to handle the absolute rodgering we're going to give them without it.

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Re: Fulham FC v Liverpool FC - 12th February - k/o: 20.00
« Reply #136 on: February 10, 2014, 06:56:44 PM »
This is the same stuff you said before Villa, and we were the ones that got twatted.

2-2?
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Re: Fulham FC v Liverpool FC - 12th February - k/o: 20.00
« Reply #138 on: February 10, 2014, 06:57:19 PM »
They made some good signings alright. Field same team please. The Title Champions League spot is ours to lose now. Get up boys! Will be waking up early for this!

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Re: Fulham FC v Liverpool FC - 12th February - k/o: 20.00
« Reply #139 on: February 10, 2014, 06:57:49 PM »
Hopefully it won't get called off.

I'd rather we played it now. Fulham are going be absolutely knackered after yesterday.
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Re: Fulham FC v Liverpool FC - 12th February - k/o: 20.00
« Reply #140 on: February 10, 2014, 07:00:18 PM »
Gonna be there, super excited, roll on the away days
May be getting tickets myself for this so really looking forward to it - just be aware of the tube strike if you have some distance to travel

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Re: Fulham FC v Liverpool FC - 12th February - k/o: 20.00
« Reply #141 on: February 10, 2014, 07:00:30 PM »
Hopefully it won't get called off.

I'd rather we played it now. Fulham are going be absolutely knackered after yesterday.

Yeah, I really really don't want it to get postponed.

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Re: Fulham FC v Liverpool FC - 12th February - k/o: 20.00
« Reply #142 on: February 10, 2014, 07:00:44 PM »
This is the same stuff you said before Villa, and we were the ones that got twatted.

and so what? we'll twat Fulham there I've said it too.

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Re: Fulham FC v Liverpool FC - 12th February - k/o: 20.00
« Reply #143 on: February 10, 2014, 07:00:54 PM »
The tube strikes weren't ideal last week but it was still perfectly possible to get to pretty well anywhere in London, especially places with overground links such as Craven Cottage. Would be extremely surprised if this gets called off.
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Re: Fulham FC v Liverpool FC - 12th February - k/o: 20.00
« Reply #144 on: February 10, 2014, 07:02:36 PM »
Decision tomorrow according to Tony B. What a fucking farce, no decision should be needed.

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Re: Fulham FC v Liverpool FC - 12th February - k/o: 20.00
« Reply #145 on: February 10, 2014, 07:02:43 PM »
Fulham want it called off because they know they over-exerted themselves yesterday. It's a home game for them - it's not like they'll lose a huge number of fans for it.
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Re: Fulham FC v Liverpool FC - 12th February - k/o: 20.00
« Reply #146 on: February 10, 2014, 07:03:07 PM »
Fulham players are tired after united. F off, you'll play and you'll like it.  :wanker
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Re: Fulham FC v Liverpool FC - 12th February - k/o: 20.00
« Reply #147 on: February 10, 2014, 07:04:07 PM »
Hope Fulham get told to fuck off. This sounds dodgy to me.

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Re: Fulham FC v Liverpool FC - 12th February - k/o: 20.00
« Reply #148 on: February 10, 2014, 07:04:09 PM »
They can fuck right off if they think they're calling it off.
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Re: Fulham FC v Liverpool FC - 12th February - k/o: 20.00
« Reply #149 on: February 10, 2014, 07:04:35 PM »

That GIF gets me every time, what's the context?

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Re: Fulham FC v Liverpool FC - 12th February - k/o: 20.00
« Reply #150 on: February 10, 2014, 07:05:55 PM »
James Pearce saying the same. In doubt, decision tomorrow. Farce if it is called off. Surely it won't be if none of the other London clubs complain? Would be a let down to say the least but it depends when it gets rearranged for.
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Re: Fulham FC v Liverpool FC - 12th February - k/o: 20.00
« Reply #151 on: February 10, 2014, 07:06:03 PM »
If they want it called off then fine, the match should be forfeited and 3 points to us.

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Re: Fulham FC v Liverpool FC - 12th February - k/o: 20.00
« Reply #152 on: February 10, 2014, 07:06:08 PM »
Oh ffs I hope this doesn't get called off.

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Re: Fulham FC v Liverpool FC - 12th February - k/o: 20.00
« Reply #153 on: February 10, 2014, 07:06:23 PM »
As Juan Loco said on Twitter, if Arsenal and West Ham are playing then Fulham can fucking well do the same.

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Re: Fulham FC v Liverpool FC - 12th February - k/o: 20.00
« Reply #154 on: February 10, 2014, 07:06:40 PM »
I fucking bet they want it called off - a day less than us to prepare and face our attack and a big relegation '6 pointer' the next weekend for them to worry about

It's a great time to play them hope it doesnt get binned

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Re: Fulham FC v Liverpool FC - 12th February - k/o: 20.00
« Reply #155 on: February 10, 2014, 07:06:55 PM »
Got fuck all to do with the tube strike why they want the game postponed.  :wanker

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Re: Fulham FC v Liverpool FC - 12th February - k/o: 20.00
« Reply #156 on: February 10, 2014, 07:06:58 PM »
They reckon the stewards and other club staff will struggle to get to the ground. Load of bollocks, I noticed West Ham and Leyton Orient are due to play tomorrow though and both clubs have not said anything about postponing their respected games. Fuck off Fulham you shithouses

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Re: Fulham FC v Liverpool FC - 12th February - k/o: 20.00
« Reply #157 on: February 10, 2014, 07:07:23 PM »
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what a farce, f off Fulham

what about Arsenal vs united?

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« Reply #158 on: February 10, 2014, 07:08:00 PM »
Seen this coming, especially after Ray Wilkins' interview earlier. Hopefully the Premier League can see through this, although I'm not confident.
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« Reply #159 on: February 10, 2014, 07:08:45 PM »
12.

12 months ago to the day, 10 February 2013, Iíd wager that many of us were sat around looking at the Premier League table and, aside from bemoaning the fact that Liverpool were 12 points off the Champions League places and just 12 points above 17thĖplace Aston Villa, we were trying to make sense of how this Manchester United vintage (more or less the same squad they have now)  found themselves 12 points clear at the top of the table and coasting to another League Championship with 12 games to go. And just as it had been for years, it was as if they had a 12th man playing for them (no, not referees), some kind of extra dimension that allowed them to keep playing above expectations and picking up points at a rate that didnít seem altogether possible. Hey, they were good, no doubt about it, but 12 points better than the billionaires in second place with an ageing core of Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Giggs, Carrick and Scholes, and younger players like Cleverley and Wellbeck who didnít seem all that great then and still donít a year later?

So what was it? Well if we didnít know then, we certainly do now. Replacing Alex Ferguson and his innate ability to manage, organise and inspire those players, replacing the respect and fear he commanded which was forged and relentlessly cultivated over two and a half decades and, perhaps most of all, replacing that psychotic will to win was always going to prove difficult and was likely to see Manchester United slip a few rungs down the ladder, at least in the short-term. What the Old Trafford brain trust did in hiring David Moyes, however, as those of us who could barely hide our glee at the time suspected right from the off, was effectively sabotage their own efforts to maintain two decades of virtually uninterrupted success. They stood in the living-room, poured a gallon of petrol around their ankles, struck a match and let it dangle precariously from between a finger and thumb. Only time will tell just how far they set themselves back, although itís likely to be cosmetic damage rather than a complete rebuild and those comparing Liverpool post-Souness to what Manchester United post-Moyes might look like are ignoring some key factors, the most glaring being the bafflingly dogged loyalty of David Moores to Souness that Moyes is unlikely to get from the Glazers to quite the same extent and the lack of business acumen of those in the Anfield boardroom that ultimately saw the club left far behind financially by the behemoth that eventually became Manchester United Football Club and, later, the oil barons of Chelsea and Manchester City, a fate that simply wonít befall them now regardless of what Moyes does.

What he has done is provided yet more compelling evidence of how important the manager of a football club truly is, a fact that Liverpool supporters seem to grasp more than most. The manager is everything. Once upon a time, not too long ago, those who sought to defend Roy Hodgsonís woeful approach to managing one of the biggest clubís in the world asked us to forget about the manager, the players were the ones at fault. That same mindset will undoubtedly manifest itself again (if it hasnít already) as a means to excuse Moyes for not only failing to keep a team that won the League Championship by 11 points last season competitive for a top-four finish this campaign, but has actually taken them into the same kind of ugly mid-table struggle in which Everton typically existed during his time there. Manchester United isnít Everton any more than Liverpool was Fulham, and yet the excuses will come for a man who, just like Hodgson, seems to be pig-headedly inflicting his small-minded, narrow footballing philosophy onto a club famed the world over for winning silverware, a combination proving to be every bit as appealing as a chalk and cheese wrap. Which is not to say that the squad of players bequeathed to him by his predecessor was perfect. Good managers, however, when presented with lemons, make lemonade. The great ones, of course, the Shanklys and the Paisleys to name two, go quite a bit further than that, producing a bottle of brandy from beneath their sleeve or perhaps a fine scotch whiskey and adding a few drops to the mix.

At what point do they become great? In truth, I think the best are probably born great, but mere mortals like us never see it until weíve had a couple of sips of that lemonade and liked the taste. It almost always begins with a philosophy, a vision, that allows the players assembled underneath its blueprint to play to their ability both collectively and individually and coalesce into something too powerful to stop and too quick to catch. The irresistible force and immoveable object rolled into one, if you will. And eventually, it all becomes very easy, or at least thatís how it appears. Shankly called football a very simple game. It isnít, but it may well have seemed that way to him. In 1964, or so we were told quite a bit over the weekend, Liverpool scored five goals against Arsenal on their way to their first League Championship under the great man. On Saturday it happened again, and I canít be the only one who feels something a little more meaningful than simple coincidence at play here. It feels like weíre seeing the beginnings of something. If the best make it look easy, then what does it mean that Saturdayís performance felt like the footballing equivalent of Albert Einstein reciting his two-times tables? A once-off? A coincidence? A case of one team ďshowing upĒ while the other was presumably still sitting on the team bus? I hope not. I think not.

For me, and Iíve already said as much in the Round Table thread, arguably the most pleasing aspect of the game against Arsenal was that, as a team, Liverpool allowed them nothing, and for the first hour (not just twenty minutes, a full hour), every effort they made to get something, anything was punished, like a child having their wrist slapped or a lab rat reaching for a piece of cheese and getting a shock for its trouble.  Many have said that Arsenal were simply rubbish, a bad day at the office from them. Make no mistake, they were poor, but the lionís share of the credit for that absolutely must go to Liverpool. ÷zil had a poor game, but I doubt heís been hustled and bullied like that for a long time, if ever. This is a player who can destroy any team in the world if allowed; Liverpool didnít allow. His literal collapse onto the Anfield turf in the lead-up to the home sideís third was almost poetic, a physical manifestation of pure and utter submission. Like his team mates, he was under siege and buckling fast. Against maybe any other team in the league, he might have gotten away with the misplaced pass that Coutinho seized upon before blowing open the Gunnersí front door like so much semtex with just the tiniest wave of the wand otherwise known as his right foot and ushering Sturridge inside. And Koscielny and Mertesacker, responsible for protecting Szczęsny to the tune of more clean sheets than any other Ďkeeper in the League before Saturday, suddenly looked like teenage boys promoted above their age group a little too soon. Yes, Mertesacker is, to put it kindly, a little shy of pace, but how many teams have had the nous and raw ability to effectively strip him naked for all the world to see like that? Not many if the League positions before Saturday afternoon were anything to go by. Just Manchester City and their billions a few weeks back. Who else? Thatís because, regardless of Arsenalís weaknesses, it hasnít been an easy thing to do.

This team has the look of one to whom everything may soon come easy. The plan is there, the effort is there. The personnel still needs work and so too, therefore, does the ability, but the signs are good. Fulham away (bottom side, worst goal difference in the league but showing signs of life) is the precise kind of fixture that used to worry me, under Roy, under Ged, under Rafa, didnít matter. Iím not so worried about this one, and thatís no disrespect to Fulham who showed on Sunday that they can give as good as they get against an aimless mass of crosses and bodies into which world-class talents like Van Persie, Rooney and Mata get sucked like some kind of relentlessly boring footballing black hole. What theyíll be confronted with on Wednesday is an entirely different proposition, almost a different sport, if truth be told. Itíll still be 11 vs. 11, thereíll still be four officials and a football, but theyíll be facing an organised, motivated group with goals on their mind and the ability to get them and, most of all, that 12th man on the sideline orchestrating it, the man with the vision under whose watchful gaze all things suddenly seem possible. I can't wait.
I was going to snip that quote but decided against it, because I don't want it to get lost. Bloody thrilling summary. I'm in a foul mood after that b*stard fate dealt another snide little blow this evening, and you made me forget it. Superb.
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