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Re: Chasing the Title, The Pack Chasing Us
« Reply #4280 on: February 2, 2019, 05:38:41 PM »
Take each game as it comes, forget about the league table and just get behind the lads, it's as simple as that.

Fuck what every other team in the league is doing, what matters is what Liverpool are doing. 1 game at a time and see where we are come May.

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Re: Chasing the Title, The Pack Chasing Us
« Reply #4281 on: February 2, 2019, 05:45:23 PM »
Match or better City's results and theres fuck all they can do about it.

Doesn't matter if we play well, indifferently, have all the luck in the world with deflections, missed offsides, penalties that weren't or own goals.





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Re: Chasing the Title, The Pack Chasing Us
« Reply #4282 on: February 2, 2019, 06:21:37 PM »
Hope Spurs being ahead of them puts even more pressure on City with their 3 games coming up.
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Re: Chasing the Title, The Pack Chasing Us
« Reply #4283 on: February 2, 2019, 07:01:56 PM »
Obviously nerves from the crowd plays its role but I strongly believe that former players and the media are overplaying it... as far as I see it we did enough to win the game with Keita deserving a penalty and Sadio Mane clearly onside when through. It was a tight game due to conditions and the way Puel sets up so the small details count and we did it, but the calls went against us.

We are also famous for the nerves under Rodgers that year, but we actually won 12 of the last 14, and I wouldn't call that buckling under pressure either. If anything we rode the wave from the crowd and not winning the title so long seems to have gotten everyone excited and I believe the mood worked in our favour, contrary to what the media and pundits say.

You can't expect us to win all 14, and the games we didn't such as the Palace draw was down to Rodgers poor tactical management after we went 3 goals up. While the Chelsea game, basing it on Gerrard's interview was based on Stevie's fear from even before the game. The nerves did seem to impact him more than the others... and why not... he knew that was his last chance for the title.
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Re: Chasing the Title, The Pack Chasing Us
« Reply #4284 on: February 2, 2019, 07:23:19 PM »
For me the goal is simple - be close enough to win the title with three games to go - ie fucking challenge for the thing. This in itself is a huge step up from Liverpool - especially considering the opposition we're facing. We are on route to get there, once we do it'll be a different set of expectations, hopes and overall pressure. But piling up the pressure at this moment can only result in one thing - us fucking up and cracking under it. So bite that tongue down and cover those fears with song and hope.


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Re: Chasing the Title, The Pack Chasing Us
« Reply #4285 on: February 2, 2019, 07:26:24 PM »
With Gomez having already missed (and probably due to miss more) a very large portion of the season - and Trent having missed a fair few games as well - and both players being first choice starters...Can anyone think of any premier league title winners that managed to do it with at least 2 positions in their first 11 being regularly populated by players being played out of position or 3rd choice starters etc?

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Re: Chasing the Title, The Pack Chasing Us
« Reply #4286 on: February 2, 2019, 07:31:35 PM »
Yes, City did it last year. They had Delph playing as fullback and Zinchenko as well. Theyve had injuries to their centerhalves as well so a variation of Kompany Stones Otamendi and Laporte were used.

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Re: Chasing the Title, The Pack Chasing Us
« Reply #4287 on: February 2, 2019, 07:34:28 PM »
With Gomez having already missed (and probably due to miss more) a very large portion of the season - and Trent having missed a fair few games as well - and both players being first choice starters...Can anyone think of any premier league title winners that managed to do it with at least 2 positions in their first 11 being regularly populated by players being played out of position or 3rd choice starters etc?
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Re: Chasing the Title, The Pack Chasing Us
« Reply #4288 on: February 2, 2019, 07:51:31 PM »
With Gomez having already missed (and probably due to miss more) a very large portion of the season - and Trent having missed a fair few games as well - and both players being first choice starters...Can anyone think of any premier league title winners that managed to do it with at least 2 positions in their first 11 being regularly populated by players being played out of position or 3rd choice starters etc?

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Re: Chasing the Title, The Pack Chasing Us
« Reply #4289 on: February 2, 2019, 08:21:20 PM »
Spurs have quietly weathered their injury crisis well so far. Not sure what there run is like over the next 3-5 games but itíll be interesting (if a little hard to dissect) what impact thatíll have on City, and us. Gut feel is that we both win the next few and Spurs fall away again but that feels less certain than the other few recent occasions when they got involved. Arsenal / City will be an interesting game, shame itís not at the Emirates though. We need to focus on putting out as strong a defence as possible against West Ham, hopefully Trent is back as that would make a big difference (though Milner will be a better/more natural back up than Hendo). If I were Klopp Iíd be seriously considering Fabinho at CB. We will have our moments in attack so itís all about defending and keeping the pressure off with a clean sheet.

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Re: Chasing the Title, The Pack Chasing Us
« Reply #4290 on: February 2, 2019, 08:35:09 PM »
Spurs have quietly weathered their injury crisis well so far. Not sure what there run is like over the next 3-5 games but itíll be interesting (if a little hard to dissect) what impact thatíll have on City, and us. Gut feel is that we both win the next few and Spurs fall away again but that feels less certain than the other few recent occasions when they got involved. Arsenal / City will be an interesting game, shame itís not at the Emirates though. We need to focus on putting out as strong a defence as possible against West Ham, hopefully Trent is back as that would make a big difference (though Milner will be a better/more natural back up than Hendo). If I were Klopp Iíd be seriously considering Fabinho at CB. We will have our moments in attack so itís all about defending and keeping the pressure off with a clean sheet.

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Re: Chasing the Title, The Pack Chasing Us
« Reply #4291 on: February 2, 2019, 08:45:33 PM »
Leicester home next Sunday, Burnley away, Chelsea away, Arsenal home, Southampton away with Dortmund home and away in the middle of all that.

Thanks. Thatís them out of the race again in the next couple of weeks then :lmao I canít believe Son has saved them again this week, heís a machine. Surely they canít keep it going.

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Re: Chasing the Title, The Pack Chasing Us
« Reply #4292 on: February 2, 2019, 08:54:40 PM »
Thanks. Thatís them out of the race again in the next couple of weeks then :lmao I canít believe Son has saved them again this week, heís a machine. Surely they canít keep it going.

He's just as important to them as Kane, and of far more use to the team than little gremlin Alli.

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Re: Chasing the Title, The Pack Chasing Us
« Reply #4293 on: February 2, 2019, 10:20:44 PM »
I know some of will completely disagree but the league will be won or lost or Monday! Win to stay 5 points clear or lose and find ourselves a point behind after Everton - city game on Wednesday night!!  :no :wave :butt
We have to win what ever it takes against West ham.

I disagree mate. If we win then what? We could say the same against Bournemouth.

Listen, I know we all want this really badly and for some of us itís consuming us to the point where there isnít an hour that goes by in the waking day where we donít think about it. However, we canít put these kind of ultimatums on the team. The Leicester result has just added fuel to the fire where some of our fan base think weíre going to completely disintegrate now. Again, we just need have a bit of faith and belief in the team. We need to stop thinking about the best case scenario or the worse case scenario. Weíll drive ourselves insane otherwise. Just take each day and each match as it comes.
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Re: Chasing the Title, The Pack Chasing Us
« Reply #4294 on: February 2, 2019, 10:28:33 PM »
To put things into perspective, our last title challenge, I didn't feel it was a title challenge up until late march,early april.

We've only just started February.

Long way to go.

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Re: Chasing the Title, The Pack Chasing Us
« Reply #4295 on: February 2, 2019, 10:49:45 PM »
Chelsea getting a confidence boost win today, plenty of goals, clean sheet, City their next game. Just what we wanted. Fantastic.

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Re: Chasing the Title, The Pack Chasing Us
« Reply #4296 on: February 2, 2019, 10:56:15 PM »
Chelsea getting a confidence boost win today, plenty of goals, clean sheet, City their next game. Just what we wanted. Fantastic.

Exactly what I was thinking, hope Sarri can set them up to counter City's strengths and deliver at least a draw.

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Re: Chasing the Title, The Pack Chasing Us
« Reply #4297 on: February 2, 2019, 11:02:35 PM »
Exactly what I was thinking, hope Sarri can set them up to counter City's strengths and deliver at least a draw.

Let's hope so mate. Hazard and Higuain looked decent together. Hazard can win any game when he's in the mood, hope it lasts another week only like

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Re: Chasing the Title, The Pack Chasing Us
« Reply #4298 on: February 2, 2019, 11:43:11 PM »
Let's hope so mate. Hazard and Higuain looked decent together. Hazard can win any game when he's in the mood, hope it lasts another week only like

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Re: Chasing the Title, The Pack Chasing Us
« Reply #4299 on: February 3, 2019, 01:16:06 AM »
Spurs have quietly weathered their injury crisis well so far
It's a good point albeit it they suffered by going out 2 cups. They have a worse overall squad and have lost more important players than us so we should not get so negative about our injury problems. Others will just have to step up now.
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Re: Chasing the Title, The Pack Chasing Us
« Reply #4300 on: February 3, 2019, 02:20:32 AM »
It's a good point albeit it they suffered by going out 2 cups. They have a worse overall squad and have lost more important players than us so we should not get so negative about our injury problems. Others will just have to step up now.

they have also had a hugely favorable schedule so far in the "injury run" in the PL - Fulham, Watford and Newcastle.

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Re: Chasing the Title, The Pack Chasing Us
« Reply #4301 on: February 3, 2019, 04:41:39 AM »
Think Spurs should be given credit for delivering (as things stand now mathematically) a title challenge built up the proper way. Good team, and all the animosity towards them seems a bit strange to me, seeing as theyīre complete saints compared to City. Donīt think theyīre good enough to beat us, but if they do theyīll have done it in a fair way and we can have no complaints.

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« Reply #4302 on: February 3, 2019, 05:31:02 AM »
Think Spurs should be given credit for delivering (as things stand now mathematically) a title challenge built up the proper way. Good team, and all the animosity towards them seems a bit strange to me, seeing as theyīre complete saints compared to City. Donīt think theyīre good enough to beat us, but if they do theyīll have done it in a fair way and we can have no complaints.

It's the wanking over them and constant bigging them up because of their English contingent. Plus it's vastly annoying how Kane and co can never be accused of diving, while there was practically a witch hunt when it came to Salah a few weeks ago. Also off the top of my head there were two of the clearest red card offenses that Kane and Alli committed last season against Man City that weren't given, that bloodbath against Chelsea where half their team should have walked and just the overall diving by Kane and Alli. It hardly gets mentioned and they're always the good guys.

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Re: Chasing the Title, The Pack Chasing Us
« Reply #4303 on: February 3, 2019, 06:56:57 AM »
We have a 5-point lead.  Our rivals will still drop points, so let's assume conservatively that we can afford to drop 8 points the rest of the way, and still win the league.  That means 34 points from our last 14 games.  Stretched over a 38-game season, that is a 92 point pace.  If we can't maintain a 92-point pace for the last 14 games, then we don't deserve to be champions.  We can do this.

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Re: Chasing the Title, The Pack Chasing Us
« Reply #4304 on: February 3, 2019, 07:14:21 AM »
It's the wanking over them and constant bigging them up because of their English contingent. Plus it's vastly annoying how Kane and co can never be accused of diving, while there was practically a witch hunt when it came to Salah a few weeks ago. Also off the top of my head there were two of the clearest red card offenses that Kane and Alli committed last season against Man City that weren't given, that bloodbath against Chelsea where half their team should have walked and just the overall diving by Kane and Alli. It hardly gets mentioned and they're always the good guys.

This is all true. That said, Iíd have happily seen them with the league cup over Chelsea or City.

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Re: Chasing the Title, The Pack Chasing Us
« Reply #4305 on: February 3, 2019, 09:12:02 AM »
Some of the bedwetting by our fans show that some are scared, almost like some woudl rather the relief of not being in a title race and be comfortably 4th.

What would people prefer? Both us and City to have won or the results as they were?


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« Reply #4306 on: February 3, 2019, 09:26:41 AM »
Some of the bedwetting by our fans show that some are scared, almost like some woudl rather the relief of not being in a title race and be comfortably 4th.

What would people prefer? Both us and City to have won or the results as they were?



Why does everybody keep talking like the two are directly related?

We can be disappointed we didn't stretch our lead by 2 points with a win at home against a mid table team without looking at Man City result.

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Re: Chasing the Title, The Pack Chasing Us
« Reply #4307 on: February 3, 2019, 09:48:32 AM »
Big game today, i think city will win though and so will we

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Re: Chasing the Title, The Pack Chasing Us
« Reply #4308 on: February 3, 2019, 10:14:08 AM »
Why does everybody keep talking like the two are directly related?

We can be disappointed we didn't stretch our lead by 2 points with a win at home against a mid table team without looking at Man City result.

I don't get how some don't understand this.

Fair enough we extended our lead by 1 point but why can't people be disappointed that we didn't win? I'm happy that City lost but I'm always disappointed when we don't win, that doesn't change just because another team lost.

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Re: Chasing the Title, The Pack Chasing Us
« Reply #4309 on: February 3, 2019, 10:29:24 AM »
You can be as disappointed as you like, if that's your thing. But its important to be realistic sometimes and realise no team can win every game they play. There were a number of situations that night which were against us, which made the game much harder for us, especially as we hadn't played for a number of days. In the way that people shouldn't overreact when we win so the same should be when we lose. Its about balance at the end of the day, we are still in control of our destiny and that's the only thing that matters.   
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« Reply #4310 on: February 3, 2019, 10:32:13 AM »
You can be as disappointed as you like, if that's your thing. But its important to be realistic sometimes and realise no team can win every game they play. There were a number of situations that night which were against us, which made the game much harder for us, especially as we hadn't played for a number of days. In the way that people shouldn't overreact when we win so the same should be when we lose. Its about balance at the end of the day, we are still in control of our destiny and that's the only thing that matters.   

Perfect summary.

We actually gained a point and people have lost their heads.
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Re: Chasing the Title, The Pack Chasing Us
« Reply #4311 on: February 3, 2019, 10:39:40 AM »
Was just about to write much the same

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Re: Chasing the Title, The Pack Chasing Us
« Reply #4312 on: February 3, 2019, 10:48:51 AM »
You can be as disappointed as you like, if that's your thing. But its important to be realistic sometimes and realise no team can win every game they play. There were a number of situations that night which were against us, which made the game much harder for us, especially as we hadn't played for a number of days. In the way that people shouldn't overreact when we win so the same should be when we lose. Its about balance at the end of the day, we are still in control of our destiny and that's the only thing that matters.   

I dont mind being disappointed and i dont mind being critical but when people talk about bottle and failure then its bound to piss other people off.

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Re: Chasing the Title, The Pack Chasing Us
« Reply #4313 on: February 3, 2019, 11:15:55 AM »
The delicious idea though that City could come 3rd in a 2 horse race...
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Re: Chasing the Title, The Pack Chasing Us
« Reply #4314 on: February 3, 2019, 11:30:05 AM »
Perfect summary.

We actually gained a point and people have lost their heads.

Just turned SSN on and immediately turned it off. Presenter was talking about todays footy and how Leicester had dented our title challenge!!! We went from 4 to 5 pts clear, how the fuck is that denting it? City winning and then us drawing is a dent, not them losing and is getting a point in difficult conditions.

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Re: Chasing the Title, The Pack Chasing Us
« Reply #4315 on: February 3, 2019, 11:31:55 AM »
The delicious idea though that City could come 3rd in a 2 horse race...

No way Spurs are beating City.
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Re: Chasing the Title, The Pack Chasing Us
« Reply #4316 on: February 3, 2019, 11:38:49 AM »
Donít let people swindle you or your friends on a narrative that us gaining a point is anything other than us gaining a point and City having one less game to make up the difference.
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Re: Chasing the Title, The Pack Chasing Us
« Reply #4317 on: February 3, 2019, 11:46:48 AM »
Perfect summary.

We actually gained a point and people have lost their heads.

Just imagine if we'd have gained a point against Chelsea in 2014, rather than losing.

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« Reply #4318 on: February 3, 2019, 11:48:13 AM »
Canít make out if this is supposed to be a parody of some of the overreacting, nervous fans adding pressure at the liecester game that VVD was going on about or just outright trolling.

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« Reply #4319 on: February 3, 2019, 12:52:45 PM »
Donít let people swindle you or your friends on a narrative that us gaining a point is anything other than us gaining a point and City having one less game to make up the difference.

Exactly every game played without them picking up points on us is one less chance for them. If we keep it going that way we win the title, simple as that.
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