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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #7720 on: March 7, 2019, 10:47:33 AM »
Annoying that Utd got through and have a midweek game before the City game. Suppose it could go both ways, Chelsea rotated and won at Anfield that time so hoping it Spurs the twats on to get a result.
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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #7721 on: March 7, 2019, 10:50:44 AM »
It also has the potential to be a midweek game against us!

Annoying that Utd got through and have a midweek game before the City game. Suppose it could go both ways, Chelsea rotated and won at Anfield that time so hoping it Spurs the twats on to get a result.

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #7722 on: March 7, 2019, 11:04:06 AM »
I'll be honest, I've been feeling a bit blue (no pun intended) since the Everton result. I still think this Liverpool side are well capable of winning this league but the fact we lost our lead with a draw at f**king Goodison did my head in.

Though this morning I just had this real moment of clarity that come 3pm on Sunday, we could be top again if City don't beat Watford. Made me remember how close this actually is.

Bang up for the run-in now. Can't wait for Sunday.

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #7723 on: March 7, 2019, 01:36:04 PM »
Annoying that Utd got through and have a midweek game before the City game. Suppose it could go both ways, Chelsea rotated and won at Anfield that time so hoping it Spurs the twats on to get a result.

Or they may not rotate since they will still be in a battle with two teams for a top 4 place.
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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #7724 on: March 7, 2019, 02:03:01 PM »
Is right!
So can we change thread title to Chasing the Double? 

Címon?

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #7725 on: March 7, 2019, 02:16:00 PM »
Weíve scored twice away in the league since 2019 and the facts are itís going to take an up change in our form to win this title.


It's the manner in which we've not scored that is crushing. A defensive-minded Man U, that was totally disrupted with 3 forced subs in the 1st half and their CF hobbling, and we sat back playing timid football. We played a pretty awful Everton team, whose confidence was paper-thin, and we went with a defensive-minded midfield, played timid football, and all this allowed them to grow into the game, then we made some peculiar substitutions that gave us nothing.

This on the back of two fear-laden and very poor displays against two mid-table teams (one at home).

No heavy-metal football. Uninspiring team selections. Playing like a team closer to relegation worries than the team that had dominated pretty much every PL team we'd met up till the end of 2018. But then, we destroyed two other teams in amongst the poor run. We've become a real Jekyll & Hyde team.
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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #7726 on: March 7, 2019, 02:36:21 PM »

It's the manner in which we've not scored that is crushing. A defensive-minded Man U, that was totally disrupted with 3 forced subs in the 1st half and their CF hobbling, and we sat back playing timid football. We played a pretty awful Everton team, whose confidence was paper-thin, and we went with a defensive-minded midfield, played timid football, and all this allowed them to grow into the game, then we made some peculiar substitutions that gave us nothing.

This on the back of two fear-laden and very poor displays against two mid-table teams (one at home).

No heavy-metal football. Uninspiring team selections. Playing like a team closer to relegation worries than the team that had dominated pretty much every PL team we'd met up till the end of 2018. But then, we destroyed two other teams in amongst the poor run. We've become a real Jekyll & Hyde team.


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« Reply #7727 on: March 7, 2019, 02:39:53 PM »
Not sure how drawing 4 games and winning 4 games since the turn of the year is relegation form.

Is it good considering our previous run and what we're trying to do? No of course not, at the same time, relegation form?

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #7728 on: March 7, 2019, 02:44:27 PM »
I'm sick of the we had a chance to go ten clear narrative. It's as if beating city was a given. People are way too obsessed with given moments and what might have been. Counting runs of form over blocks of five or ten matches is bullshit too. If city hadn't blown leads in easy games they'd be running away with it now don't ya know.
 The only block that ultimately matters is 38. If we lose the league ( and my head says we will) it'll be because over 38 games we didn't get enough points. We went clear when we had a great run of form and city had their one slump over two seasons. There's a good chance we'll get over ninety points. Had we no slump lately we'd be on for a possible 100. Do people really believe this is the greatest ever league team?

They're a brilliant team and I can only see improvement next year. I'm braced for the disappointment but still holding hope on two fronts. This is a terrific time to be a Liverpool supporter. I'd advise folks to enjoy it. It won't always be this much fun.

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #7729 on: March 7, 2019, 02:45:53 PM »

It's the manner in which we've not scored that is crushing. A defensive-minded Man U, that was totally disrupted with 3 forced subs in the 1st half and their CF hobbling, and we sat back playing timid football. We played a pretty awful Everton team, whose confidence was paper-thin, and we went with a defensive-minded midfield, played timid football, and all this allowed them to grow into the game, then we made some peculiar substitutions that gave us nothing.

This on the back of two fear-laden and very poor displays against two mid-table teams (one at home).

No heavy-metal football. Uninspiring team selections. Playing like a team closer to relegation worries than the team that had dominated pretty much every PL team we'd met up till the end of 2018. But then, we destroyed two other teams in amongst the poor run. We've become a real Jekyll & Hyde team.


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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #7730 on: March 7, 2019, 02:48:30 PM »
So can we change thread title to Chasing the Double? 

Címon?

In my head we've been in for the Double ever since we beat Napoli. Why the fuck not?!

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #7731 on: March 7, 2019, 02:51:10 PM »
No heavy-metal football. Uninspiring team selections. Playing like a team closer to relegation worries

This is too good. I'm having it.
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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #7732 on: March 7, 2019, 03:01:03 PM »
So can we change thread title to Chasing the Double? 

Címon?
Should be: "Chasing City"..

You know- just for a bit of punishment. We were bad boys and girls and so now- we have to sit in a corner and think about what we've done to deserve this and how bad behavior will not go unpunished by the mgods. When we lead, we can change it to "Chasing the Double" and when we're in the Finals and still leading in the league, we just go: "It's On!"
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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #7733 on: March 7, 2019, 04:45:21 PM »
Why are people giving up seriously where still well in this
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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #7734 on: March 7, 2019, 05:38:56 PM »
Bring it on, I prefer a straight fight
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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #7735 on: March 7, 2019, 06:08:24 PM »
Bring it on, I prefer a straight fight

Well I like all this sneaking around.

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #7736 on: March 7, 2019, 06:33:47 PM »
Well I like all this sneaking around.
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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #7737 on: March 7, 2019, 06:41:14 PM »
No one's "bottled" anything, for goodness sake. This is a fans' discussion forum and what we discuss here has no effect on anything. People can talk about next season if they like.

People can talk about next season. In another thread.

This is about chasing the title for this season. Summer transfers and next season have nothing to do with the here and now. Does it?
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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #7738 on: March 7, 2019, 07:18:26 PM »
Why are people giving up seriously where still well in this
Who's giving up?

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #7739 on: March 7, 2019, 07:51:49 PM »
Who's giving up?

Just seems like it we still have a great chance
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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #7740 on: March 7, 2019, 08:13:56 PM »
Fergie once used the term Devon Loch when it came to bottling, we this season or in 2013-14 have not done a Devon Loch. NOWHERE CLOSE.

Whether we win the league or not this season I will be proud of our boys. If we don't win, it won't be because we bottled it, it's because City were the team with the most points.

No bottling, no Hollywood narratives - we were just not good enough.

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #7741 on: March 7, 2019, 08:21:22 PM »
City are being investigated by UEFA.  Pity the FA havenít got the balls to do the same ay.  It would make our job easier to win the league if them cheating Cnuts got docked ten points.   :D

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #7742 on: March 7, 2019, 08:25:28 PM »
Who's giving up?
Most fans I chat with believe we are in the thick of it.
If we win our games we will win the league
I canít see City winning at palace, Burnley and United
If they do then fair play.
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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #7744 on: March 7, 2019, 08:48:24 PM »
Just one opponent left that we haven't beaten this season. Shows what we are capable of. But we so need to step our game up and finally find our form again. It felt like we haven't even tried to play our football most times this year and I can't wrap my head around as to why that is. No patience on the ball, too much patience against it and just so many sloppy passes and bad positioning/decisions.
I'm fully convinced the lads are going to leave their heart and soul out on the pitch and just hope they play to their potential as well. That's all we need for no. 19 (well, that and a slip-up from City of course). Just don't know how much that is to ask right now...

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« Reply #7745 on: March 7, 2019, 08:55:10 PM »
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It felt like we haven't even tried to play our football most times this year and I can't wrap my head around as to why that is.

We've played with more discipline, we've played more conservatively less open, and it's why we're challenging for the league.

But to say we haven't tried to play our football is incorrect. You can't amass the amount of points we've have without trying to play ''our'' football.


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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #7746 on: March 7, 2019, 09:40:42 PM »

No heavy-metal football. Uninspiring team selections. Playing like a team closer to relegation worries than the team that had dominated pretty much every PL team we'd met up till the end of 2018. But then, we destroyed two other teams in amongst the poor run. We've become a real Jekyll & Hyde team.

As some don't seem able to grasp a point within a wider context, I was talking specifically about the fear and timidity we played with against Man U and the BS. A defensive midfield, lack of a high press, not committing players forward to support the attack, playing Milner in place of TAA against MU.

With the weakened starting lineup and further injuries they had in the 1st half, and the fragile confidence and general shiteness of that Everton team, both were there for the taking, yet we seemed feared to death to go for the kill. THAT is more akin to a team worrying about relegation, than a team needing wins to chase the title and who had destroyed almost all other PL teams we'd played in the first half of the season.
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« Reply #7747 on: March 7, 2019, 09:43:04 PM »
Just one opponent left that we haven't beaten this season. Shows what we are capable of.

We'd beaten Leicester, West Ham, Man U and the shite before playing them in 2019.
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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #7748 on: March 7, 2019, 09:43:12 PM »
We've played with more discipline, we've played more conservatively less open, and it's why we're challenging for the league.

But to say we haven't tried to play our football is incorrect. You can't amass the amount of points we've have without trying to play ''our'' football.

Maybe I put it confusingly. I meant to say in 2019, not this season. First half did feel like our football although it was more conservative. Because it was well prepared in all aspects of the game and it had moments that were just so LFC. Struggling to find that since the turn of the year though.

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #7749 on: March 7, 2019, 09:49:25 PM »
We'd beaten Leicester, West Ham, Man U and the shite before playing them in 2019.

Looks like this is supposed to contradict what I said, which it doesn't do.

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« Reply #7750 on: March 7, 2019, 09:57:06 PM »
Maybe I put it confusingly. I meant to say in 2019, not this season. First half did feel like our football although it was more conservative. Because it was well prepared in all aspects of the game and it had moments that were just so LFC. Struggling to find that since the turn of the year though.

Could be a variety of reasosns. Injuries, intensity from December/November, viruses/illnesses, loss of rhythm due to the gap between matches and just it's hard to sustain the level we did prior to the start of the year. We've had a mixture of performances, and because City are a behemoth and have won every single game since they lost to Newcastle, it makes it seem a lot worse than it is. Obviously we need to win games, but it's not like we've played poorly in every match.

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« Reply #7751 on: March 7, 2019, 10:12:29 PM »
Could be a variety of reasosns. Injuries, intensity from December/November, viruses/illnesses, loss of rhythm due to the gap between matches and just it's hard to sustain the level we did prior to the start of the year. We've had a mixture of performances, and because City are a behemoth and have won every single game since they lost to Newcastle, it makes it seem a lot worse than it is. Obviously we need to win games, but it's not like we've played poorly in every match.

Not every single one of course, you're right. But way too many. And just the way we played, there was nothing really that showed who we were. We can go out and lose every game, that's no problem for me. But the way we were playing or the lack of playing rather is what upset me in essence. Like, I support Dortmund, too. And Spurs may have beaten us again in the second leg but the way we played in the first half was incomparable to nearly anything we have shown the past couple of weeks. So I'm perfectly fine with the result, keep playing like that and the wins will come. And when they don't, nobody is going to be upset.
So for me, it's all about the "how". Although we can't realistically destroy this season as a whole in my eyes, unless we fuck up completely in every single game that is left.

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« Reply #7752 on: March 7, 2019, 10:16:02 PM »
Iím surprised by the number of people in here who are having a meltdown after dropping behind a point after a couple of sub-par performance (albeit decent results in isolation). You only have to look back 10 games to land after two woeful City performances Palace H, Leicester A - form doesnít dictate future performance. Since then City have W9 L1 in the PL with games against Liverpool, Arsenal, Everton & Chelsea included. That is the kind of response Liverpool are capable of in the next 9 games.

Both sides know two things, they will be favourites in every single game they walk out on to the pitch, and every side will be desperate to take points off us in the midst of all the title pressure. Here on in is simply about nerve, all games can be won, any game can be dropped. Thatís the beauty of it all. I think we are all in for a hell of a run in, twists and turns in handfuls. One game at a time, stay in the race, and anything can happen right up until the final kick. Season 11/12 taught me that. Enjoy it!

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #7753 on: March 7, 2019, 10:29:27 PM »
Iím surprised by the number of people in here who are having a meltdown after dropping behind a point after a couple of sub-par performance (albeit decent results in isolation). You only have to look back 10 games to land after two woeful City performances Palace H, Leicester A - form doesnít dictate future performance. Since then City have W9 L1 in the PL with games against Liverpool, Arsenal, Everton & Chelsea included. That is the kind of response Liverpool are capable of in the next 9 games.

Both sides know two things, they will be favourites in every single game they walk out on to the pitch, and every side will be desperate to take points off us in the midst of all the title pressure. Here on in is simply about nerve, all games can be won, any game can be dropped. Thatís the beauty of it all. I think we are all in for a hell of a run in, twists and turns in handfuls. One game at a time, stay in the race, and anything can happen right up until the final kick. Season 11/12 taught me that. Enjoy it!
sensible post mate, surprised to see a city fan telling us how to behave whilst winning trophies :)
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« Reply #7754 on: March 8, 2019, 01:09:03 AM »
Iím surprised by the number of people in here who are having a meltdown after dropping behind a point after a couple of sub-par performance (albeit decent results in isolation). You only have to look back 10 games to land after two woeful City performances Palace H, Leicester A - form doesnít dictate future performance. Since then City have W9 L1 in the PL with games against Liverpool, Arsenal, Everton & Chelsea included. That is the kind of response Liverpool are capable of in the next 9 games.

Both sides know two things, they will be favourites in every single game they walk out on to the pitch, and every side will be desperate to take points off us in the midst of all the title pressure. Here on in is simply about nerve, all games can be won, any game can be dropped. Thatís the beauty of it all. I think we are all in for a hell of a run in, twists and turns in handfuls. One game at a time, stay in the race, and anything can happen right up until the final kick. Season 11/12 taught me that. Enjoy it!

Cheers, didn't expect that from a City supporter out of all people  :thumbup

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #7755 on: March 8, 2019, 06:43:09 AM »
It's the manner in which we've not scored that is crushing. A defensive-minded Man U, that was totally disrupted with 3 forced subs in the 1st half and their CF hobbling, and we sat back playing timid football. We played a pretty awful Everton team, whose confidence was paper-thin, and we went with a defensive-minded midfield, played timid football, and all this allowed them to grow into the game, then we made some peculiar substitutions that gave us nothing.

This on the back of two fear-laden and very poor displays against two mid-table teams (one at home).

No heavy-metal football. Uninspiring team selections. Playing like a team closer to relegation worries than the team that had dominated pretty much every PL team we'd met up till the end of 2018. But then, we destroyed two other teams in amongst the poor run. We've become a real Jekyll & Hyde team.
We had players like Henderson and Sturridge in those games. Think not having Keita settled into the team is a big issue for mid field creativity.
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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #7756 on: March 8, 2019, 08:12:02 AM »
Iím surprised by the number of people in here who are having a meltdown after dropping behind a point after a couple of sub-par performance (albeit decent results in isolation). You only have to look back 10 games to land after two woeful City performances Palace H, Leicester A - form doesnít dictate future performance. Since then City have W9 L1 in the PL with games against Liverpool, Arsenal, Everton & Chelsea included. That is the kind of response Liverpool are capable of in the next 9 games.

Both sides know two things, they will be favourites in every single game they walk out on to the pitch, and every side will be desperate to take points off us in the midst of all the title pressure. Here on in is simply about nerve, all games can be won, any game can be dropped. Thatís the beauty of it all. I think we are all in for a hell of a run in, twists and turns in handfuls. One game at a time, stay in the race, and anything can happen right up until the final kick. Season 11/12 taught me that. Enjoy it!

Good post, pretty much spot on. City clearly have the stronger squad, let's hope we can hang on in there and give you a run for your money.
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« Reply #7757 on: March 8, 2019, 08:20:55 AM »
It's the manner in which we've not scored that is crushing. A defensive-minded Man U, that was totally disrupted with 3 forced subs in the 1st half and their CF hobbling, and we sat back playing timid football. We played a pretty awful Everton team, whose confidence was paper-thin, and we went with a defensive-minded midfield, played timid football, and all this allowed them to grow into the game, then we made some peculiar substitutions that gave us nothing.

This on the back of two fear-laden and very poor displays against two mid-table teams (one at home).

No heavy-metal football. Uninspiring team selections. Playing like a team closer to relegation worries than the team that had dominated pretty much every PL team we'd met up till the end of 2018. But then, we destroyed two other teams in amongst the poor run. We've become a real Jekyll & Hyde team.

We are probably victims of our own success. We've been very dominant and won a lot of games but how quick some are to forget this when results don't go our way for a patch. To use your reference to a relegation threatened team: If we were in the relegation zone, and only 1 point separated us from safety with 9 games left, you'd be absolutely crazy to think that your season was effectively over and you were going down. Similarly, 1 point is absolutely nothing with 9 games to go and chasing the title. These lads have come so close that I think they will fight tooth and nail and take it right down to the wire.

The reality is that in such a demanding league, its very rare to see any team dominant for the entire season. Man City just had a very rare season last year, perhaps as rare as Arsenal's invincibles, or the old Man Utd double and treble winning sides. Aside from a few small examples, nearly every title race has seen the lead exchange hands multiple times and seen the top 2 or 3 teams have predominantly outstanding form with small patches of very ordinary form. We have been no different, and in fact so have Man City this season too. I don't think we can necessarily then conclude we are a Jekyll and Hyde team on the basis of a handful of perhaps disappointing results.

As for timid football etc. well certainly our style has been very different to what we saw last season. That is why we are so defensively solid now. It is up to the coaching staff and the players to collectively strike the right balance between defensive solidity and risk taking/chance creation. Hopefully that will happen within the remaining games. Nevertheless, we have made remarkable progress over the last 24 months and the team that is taking shape looks like a team that could consistently challenge for titles and trophies for years to come - rather than just have a year of success, as we have seen in the past.

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #7758 on: March 8, 2019, 10:11:12 AM »
Iím surprised by the number of people in here who are having a meltdown after dropping behind a point after a couple of sub-par performance (albeit decent results in isolation). You only have to look back 10 games to land after two woeful City performances Palace H, Leicester A - form doesnít dictate future performance. Since then City have W9 L1 in the PL with games against Liverpool, Arsenal, Everton & Chelsea included. That is the kind of response Liverpool are capable of in the next 9 games.

Both sides know two things, they will be favourites in every single game they walk out on to the pitch, and every side will be desperate to take points off us in the midst of all the title pressure. Here on in is simply about nerve, all games can be won, any game can be dropped. Thatís the beauty of it all. I think we are all in for a hell of a run in, twists and turns in handfuls. One game at a time, stay in the race, and anything can happen right up until the final kick. Season 11/12 taught me that. Enjoy it!
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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #7759 on: March 8, 2019, 12:18:18 PM »
If we get pipped to the PL this year,  Big Ears will be a decent consolation.
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