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Please crown your CHAMPION:

Drinks Sangria
10 (50%)
Draex
10 (50%)

Total Members Voted: 20

Voting closed: April 3, 2024, 02:04:02 pm

Author Topic: The Jurgen Klopp Draft - GRAND FINAL  (Read 827 times)

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Re: The Jurgen Klopp Draft - GRAND FINAL
« Reply #40 on: April 4, 2024, 09:45:10 pm »
Kroos with a long range effort...



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but Neuer is too good for it and pushes it away (52 min)
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Salah brings the ball down well but his shot goes over the bar! (55 min)

Matthews shoots from outside the penalty area, but doesn't get all of it and the goalkeeper saves comfortably (57 min)

Salah strides onto a loose ball, but Kompany makes a dangerous tackle and that's a free kick in a good position (61 min)



Kaka looks most likely to take this... (61 min)



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Vieira climbs highest to win the ball, and powers it into the bottom corner. Goal!!! (61 min)

Drinks Sangria is going absolutely wild on the touchline.



Goal Scored by Vieira for Drinks Sangria on (61 min)

Score: Drinks Sangria 3  -  2 Draex
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Matthews beats his man and takes a shot from a tight angle...



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but Neuer makes a fingertip save to prevent a near certain goal (63 min)
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« Last Edit: April 4, 2024, 10:01:41 pm by Betty Blue »
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Re: The Jurgen Klopp Draft - GRAND FINAL
« Reply #41 on: April 4, 2024, 09:52:29 pm »
This is tenser than the reds…!
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Re: The Jurgen Klopp Draft - GRAND FINAL
« Reply #42 on: April 4, 2024, 09:56:48 pm »
Especially with my keeper saving a sure goal from Matthew’s ;)

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Re: The Jurgen Klopp Draft - GRAND FINAL
« Reply #43 on: April 4, 2024, 10:02:24 pm »
Especially with my keeper saving a sure goal from Matthew’s ;)

Whoops. Ninja (sloth) edit  :D
"Don’t let your heads drop. We’re Liverpool. You’re playing for Liverpool. Don’t forget that. You have to hold your heads high for the supporters. You have to do it for them." - Rafa Benitez, halftime, Istanbul, 2005.

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Re: The Jurgen Klopp Draft - GRAND FINAL
« Reply #44 on: April 4, 2024, 10:03:22 pm »
Seedorf shoots from outside the penalty area, but doesn't get all of it and the goalkeeper saves comfortably (70 min)

Hansen brings the ball out of defence, they're backing off him and he continues his run...



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he takes a long range effort, but it was always rising and doesn't trouble the keeper (71 min)
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Aguero takes it past Krol with good footwork (73 min)

Dalglish dummies Ramos and takes a shot on goal...



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but Neuer is too good again  (75 min)
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Di Maria dribbles at pace into the box and turns Kompany on his heels...



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the ball comes to Aguero but his shot is cleared off the line by the ever present Nesta (81 min)
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Salah shoots from outside the penalty area, but it doesn't trouble the keeper (86 min)

Rivellino plays a beautiful cross to the feet of Rush, but Hansen makes a crucial tackle (88 min)



Salah is over by the corner flag wasting time (90 min)



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Re: The Jurgen Klopp Draft - GRAND FINAL
« Reply #45 on: April 4, 2024, 10:03:53 pm »
Traitorous Weiden.

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Re: The Jurgen Klopp Draft - GRAND FINAL
« Reply #46 on: April 4, 2024, 10:05:54 pm »
So this is how we do matches now? Prof runs the maths, and Betty paints all over them? Love it

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Re: The Jurgen Klopp Draft - GRAND FINAL
« Reply #47 on: April 4, 2024, 10:15:37 pm »
There will be 5 minutes of added time.

Drinks Sangria is visibly irate from the bench



In the other dugout, Draex is trying to gee up the crowd as he throws men forward in a last ditch attempt to turn this game around



Krol picks up the ball on the left and lays it off (91min)

Kroos picks out Matthews who has found some space on the right...



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but Pearce closes him down instantly and they're forced to retreat (92 min)
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Drinks Sangria's team are sitting incredibly deep. Much to his annoyance as he shows his disapproval from the bench (92 min)



Dalglish feeds the ball to Rivellino who has thrown himself to ground acrobatically (93 min)



he wants a penalty, but the referee is having none of it and waves away the rather lacklustre protests



Suurbier picks up the ball on the right (94 min)

it comes to Seedorf who is searching for a way through this packed defence (94 min)

he dinks the ball over to Rivellino who suddenly pulls away from his marker with a darting run...





Neuer is too good again, but the ball ricochets out to Kroos...



Fabinho is there in a flash and wins the ball back (95 min)

That might be the last kick of the game... (95 min)
« Last Edit: April 4, 2024, 10:17:35 pm by Betty Blue »
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Re: The Jurgen Klopp Draft - GRAND FINAL
« Reply #48 on: April 4, 2024, 10:16:02 pm »
So this is how we do matches now? Prof runs the maths, and Betty paints all over them? Love it

Fuck no! This is very much a one-off  ;D
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Re: The Jurgen Klopp Draft - GRAND FINAL
« Reply #49 on: April 4, 2024, 10:25:50 pm »
The whistle blows and that's full time!

Full Time Score: Drinks Sangria 3  -  2 Draex

Drinks Sangria cannot contain himself




But Draex is equally proud of his players and stays on the field to show his appreciation




Goals Scored by: Di María (2 mins), Aguero (50 mins), Vieira (61 mins) - Seedorf (29 mins), Suurbier (48 mins)

Man of the Match: Manuel Neuer



Category Drinks Sangria Draex
Goal 3 2
Shot 11 14
Shot on Target 8 9
Successful Pass 368 257
Missed Pass 74 75
Successful Cross 3 3
Missed Crossed 3 3
Duel Won 20 27
Duel Lost 27 20
Fouls Committed 16 10
Saves 5 4
Interceptions 8 12
« Last Edit: April 4, 2024, 10:32:42 pm by Betty Blue »
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Re: The Jurgen Klopp Draft - GRAND FINAL
« Reply #50 on: April 4, 2024, 10:26:19 pm »
Right Dalglish is up for sale.

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Re: The Jurgen Klopp Draft - GRAND FINAL
« Reply #51 on: April 4, 2024, 10:30:51 pm »
CONGRATULATIONS DRINKS SANGRIA   :champ

I'm sure the celebrations will continue long into the night...



Is that your first draft win? If so then Samie will show you around the members only room. Unlucky Draex, thought you were destined to win it when you put Dalglish and Rush together, but you faced a formidable opponent

Thanks to Prof for running the simulation and allowing me to spice it up in here  :)
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Re: The Jurgen Klopp Draft - GRAND FINAL
« Reply #52 on: April 4, 2024, 10:32:14 pm »
Good game good game. Great draft all round and a fair way to separate it after 20 votes couldn’t. I can’t recall a draft with so little between all the teams.

This is my second draft win, I won one over a year back where I can’t remember the exact outline but I ended up with essentially an all-time LFC XI and realistically won due to obvious biases towards the Liverpool players.

No hilarious howlers, no massive players missed and some decent research needed. I like the removal of the usual suspects very much, made the first few rounds interesting as opposed to seeing the same 20 players.

To commemorate my victory, in honour of Jurgen, I am now going to dye my hair peroxide blonde, as I have a new understanding and appreciation of the term. Cheers Betty for all the hard work.
« Last Edit: April 4, 2024, 10:34:19 pm by Drinks Sangria »
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Re: The Jurgen Klopp Draft - GRAND FINAL
« Reply #53 on: April 4, 2024, 10:33:31 pm »
Brilliant,  well done Bets. Enjoyed that more than the game tonight.

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Re: The Jurgen Klopp Draft - GRAND FINAL
« Reply #54 on: April 4, 2024, 11:03:21 pm »
That was class Betty, well done  ;D

Well played Drinks Sangria

Fitting end to a great draft  :wellin :wellin :wellin

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Re: The Jurgen Klopp Draft - GRAND FINAL
« Reply #55 on: April 5, 2024, 12:01:40 am »
Epic and fitting end to a great draft. Congratulations Sangria!

Thanks Betts and Prof for making an epic final. Hopefully not the last one, even if Betts says it a one-off. We’ll force him into it, like we usually do. ;D

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Re: The Jurgen Klopp Draft - GRAND FINAL
« Reply #56 on: April 5, 2024, 06:09:53 am »
Thanks Betty (and prof) epic draft, specially the end. The search for my elusive first win continues..

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Re: The Jurgen Klopp Draft - GRAND FINAL
« Reply #57 on: April 5, 2024, 02:30:40 pm »
Great draft. Thanks Betty well done all, very close stuff. Great ending Prof and Betty combo. Well done DS.

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Re: The Jurgen Klopp Draft - GRAND FINAL
« Reply #58 on: April 5, 2024, 05:46:27 pm »
Congrats DS and brilliant thread. Thanks Betty and Prof!