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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16720 on: May 12, 2019, 05:57:16 PM »
Today's a day to celebrate how well this team played for a season.  Anything else can wait.  On the whole it's pretty amazing, best I've ever seen. 

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16721 on: May 12, 2019, 05:57:59 PM »
What a season this is! Nothing but love and respect for our lads

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16722 on: May 12, 2019, 05:59:14 PM »
It will always be tough now, I imagine Man City will spend another 200-300M and nothing will be said.

They spent 200M last year and ended up 2 points worse off.

We did brilliant to push them all the way.
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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16723 on: May 12, 2019, 05:59:35 PM »
Tuesday gave me renewed hope but knew it would be a tough ask on the last day against Brighton.

Fair play, they had a go and for a minute or so was exciting but city are too good for them.

Realistically we did as much as can be expected . 97 points is an unbelievable haul that other clubs can dream about. Only this city team has done it twice.

The draws didnít cost us, you get the odd bum result in a season. We either lost it because we couldnít beat city in the head to heads or...  the other clubs, especially the other top 6, really fell short in giving it a go against city.


The table shows how far we and city were from everyone else. So many teams just gave up trying to play city and hoping to contain them. In hindsight too I think if city were still in Europe it would have affected them, but you canít win them all and we will have to console ourselves with number 6 instead of number 19.


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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16724 on: May 12, 2019, 05:59:40 PM »
I'm not saying you didn't enjoy it but you'd have enjoyed it much more if you'd not been so negative.
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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16725 on: May 12, 2019, 06:01:57 PM »
Not even dissapointed anymore since we have a CL final to look forward to. Win that, and we trump anything City manages to do this season (or in their whole history).

Loved the reactions of the team after the game too. No tears, no collapsing on the pitch. Just some dissapointment, shaking of hands, hugs and one last YNWA from the crowd. We go again next season. The aim will be to win all 38 games.

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16726 on: May 12, 2019, 06:02:28 PM »
Well done Redmen, enjoyed watching you this season.

Now let's batter these lot in the final.
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« Reply #16727 on: May 12, 2019, 06:02:46 PM »
Short answer:

We go again.

Longer answer:

I think like many, I made peace with this a while ago. Absolutely no reason to disappointed or ashamed. We went to toe to toe with an absolutely corrupt machine. Overall, I think I'll call this the Kompany Title. Not only did he live a charmed life against us in the only game we lost, but smashing in a once in a lifetime goal brought them that title. 

And no, there is no credit or fair play to City. They are the most corrupt sporting organization in the history of sport, funded by a country, and beholden to absolutely no rules. Waiting to hear about their punishment from UEFA...There is a reason why no one actually cares when they win anything, because they represent everything that is wrong with money and corruption in sports. Lance Armstrong and Barry Bonds are my idols too!

On another note, I hope VAR somehow improves the standard of refereeing next season. The referees were absolutely diabolical this year. We had a few rub of the greens, but wouldn't be surprised if we come out near or at the top of the most affected by terrible calls table again, the two non-reds vs. City and Leicester being one side of title defining moments.

Lift your head up reds. Once we lift #6 in a few weeks, and get a few reinforcements this summer, we are ending next season on top.

These next years will be for the history books. What a time to be a red! 8)

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16728 on: May 12, 2019, 06:04:33 PM »
Can't have done much more chaps. Lost one game all season and finished second to the most expensively assembled squad in the history of the game who have won 14 consecutive games during the run in. 🤷‍♂️ The team have been amazing.

Let's win old big ears now.

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« Reply #16729 on: May 12, 2019, 06:06:38 PM »
What a ride the 2017-2018 season was. If I'd been told we'd finish the Premier League with 97 points I'd have laughed. What a team this group of players is.

And one more game to go! C'mon you Redmen!

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16730 on: May 12, 2019, 06:07:38 PM »
Awesome season. Cheers for the dreams and the memories lads, you did us proud. Win the big one and it'll be even better.

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16731 on: May 12, 2019, 06:09:36 PM »
Imagine being that much of a silly c*nt you come on your supposed teams forum to point out you got it right 14 or 15 games ago on the day your supposed team lost the league whilst a lot of fans are deflated, emotions are running high etc About a team that's pulling off miracles. A team you supposedly fucking support

But cos your upset you were called a fucking bed wetter due to the fact everything you post is negative and miserable, and you indeed are a fucking bed wetter and ,not a self titled realist like you seem to think you are you deluded bellends you need to get in there with that chip on ye shoulder to point out

"TOLD YE"


Fuck off ye silly twats I'm fucking sick of reading ye shite


Any ways..... UP THE FUCKING REDS AND JIB THESE FUCKING MISERY ARSES OFF
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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16732 on: May 12, 2019, 06:10:23 PM »
Imagine being that much of a silly c*nt you come on your supposed teams forum to point out you got it right 14 or 15 games ago on the day your supposed team lost the league whilst a lot of fans are deflated, emotions are running high etc About a team that's pulling off miracles. A team you supposedly fucking support

But cos your upset you were called a fucking bed wetter due to the fact everything you post is negative and miserable, and you indeed are a fucking bed wetter and ,not a self titled realist like you seem to think you are you deluded bellends you need to get in there with that chip on ye shoulder to point out

"TOLD YE"


Fuck off ye silly twats I'm fucking sick of reading ye shite


Any ways..... UP THE FUCKING REDS AND JIB THESE FUCKING MISERY ARSES OFF

 ;D :scarf

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16733 on: May 12, 2019, 06:11:55 PM »
Imagine being that much of a silly c*nt you come on your supposed teams forum to point out you got it right 14 or 15 games ago on the day your supposed team lost the league whilst a lot of fans are deflated, emotions are running high etc About a team that's pulling off miracles. A team you supposedly fucking support

But cos your upset you were called a fucking bed wetter due to the fact everything you post is negative and miserable, and you indeed are a fucking bed wetter and ,not a self titled realist like you seem to think you are you deluded bellends you need to get in there with that chip on ye shoulder to point out

"TOLD YE"


Fuck off ye silly twats I'm fucking sick of reading ye shite


Any ways..... UP THE FUCKING REDS AND JIB THESE FUCKING MISERY ARSES OFF

Hahahahaha boss this.

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16734 on: May 12, 2019, 06:12:16 PM »
Weíll fucking walk it next year.

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16735 on: May 12, 2019, 06:12:27 PM »
What a ride the 2017-2018 season was. If I'd been told we'd finish the Premier League with 97 points I'd have laughed. What a team this group of players is.

And one more game to go! C'mon you Redmen!

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2018-2019 wasnít bad either ;)

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16736 on: May 13, 2019, 09:30:52 AM »
What a season. 97 Points, 1 loss all season, and yet still wasn't enough. That's just absolutely crazy and you can't fault the team with them stats. Next season WE GO AGAIN.... but still some unfinished business left... number 6 is coming home!
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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16737 on: May 13, 2019, 09:39:40 AM »
Well done to the boys. We were very unfortunate.

We go 7 points clear then at the turn of the year we play City straight away. I believe if that game was say in March we would of gone on to win the title.

Also we had to play two of a main rivals in UTD and Everton back to back. It did seem City were unchallenged after their defeat to Newcastle but credit to them.

For us to achieve 97 points is amazing. All the other teams in the league should be embarrassed to see two teams with 98 & 97 points.

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« Reply #16738 on: May 13, 2019, 09:41:24 AM »
I really hope for the health of the Premier League that City don't get close to 100 again next season.

If we aren't going to win the league next season then I hope City get 100 points and win all the domestic cups.

The league will get as boring as fuck pretty quickly. It may spur the authorities into looking at why a team can keep on putting up close to 100 point seasons when hardly any teams has ever got close to that tally in the previous 120 odd years.
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« Reply #16739 on: May 13, 2019, 09:42:31 AM »


We go 7 points clear then at the turn of the year we play City straight away. I believe if that game was say in March we would of gone on to win the title.

100%. When games come is such a weird factor as you play everyone twice and all that, but we played them at home at the wrong time too - right in the middle of a crazy run of fixtures for so early in the season [PSG, Napoli, chelsea away, city all bunched up].

Then the leicester game as well, bizarre as it sounds play that on a night the pitch isn't covered in snow and I think we win that. Play Everton 2 games later and we probably win that too. It's totally intangible like as it's something you can't have any control over.
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« Reply #16740 on: May 13, 2019, 09:42:57 AM »
2018-2019 wasnít bad either ;)

My favourite is the back to back titles of 2020 and 2021.

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16741 on: May 13, 2019, 09:44:26 AM »
Best Liverpool team I've seen in my lifetime. Man City cannot continue to be (near) perfect forever. Teams will strengthen. Our younger players will mature. We have plenty to look forward to. :scarf
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« Reply #16742 on: May 13, 2019, 09:45:06 AM »
If we aren't going to win the league next season then I hope City get 100 points and win all the domestic cups.

The league will get as boring as fuck pretty quickly. It may spur the authorities into looking at why a team can keep on putting up close to 100 point seasons when hardly any teams has ever got close to that tally in the previous 120 odd years.

They won't do anything. They'll marvel at it.

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16743 on: May 13, 2019, 09:46:11 AM »

I'm settled after yesterday.

I'm also very, very proud of the boys, sorry, the MEN in Red.

Yes, our Jan/Feb was shite. It didn't derail us completely, by that time it was still only us and Manchester City in it really (spuds floating around but, meh...), but it did kick us in the plums.

Nevertheless, we went on our third (?) 8-match unbeaten run (THIRD RUN!!!) and tried our best.

It didn't happen. Gutted.

But in JK and our team, we have a solid base for greatness.

We aren't going anywhere. 'Cept up that fucking hill...

WALK ON...
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« Reply #16744 on: May 13, 2019, 09:49:26 AM »
Not taking into account the fact we sell very well, so our net spend is far lower .. If you just look at squad cost, theirs is about £220m more than ours.

Imagine us having another £220m worth of talent in our squad. Proud.

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« Reply #16745 on: May 13, 2019, 09:52:47 AM »
Canít help it...... Iím 52, a grumpy old man  ;D

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16746 on: May 13, 2019, 10:06:26 AM »
Imagine being that much of a silly c*nt you come on your supposed teams forum to point out you got it right 14 or 15 games ago on the day your supposed team lost the league whilst a lot of fans are deflated, emotions are running high etc About a team that's pulling off miracles. A team you supposedly fucking support

But cos your upset you were called a fucking bed wetter due to the fact everything you post is negative and miserable, and you indeed are a fucking bed wetter and ,not a self titled realist like you seem to think you are you deluded bellends you need to get in there with that chip on ye shoulder to point out

"TOLD YE"


Fuck off ye silly twats I'm fucking sick of reading ye shite


Any ways..... UP THE FUCKING REDS AND JIB THESE FUCKING MISERY ARSES OFF

Well said mate.

I know everyone is disappointed and upset but anyone looking to point score, apportion blame or wanting to give it the 'told you so's' at the moment needs to wind their neck in.
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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16747 on: May 13, 2019, 10:20:32 AM »
I fancied a rant about the negative fuckers but came to the realisation that they donít matter. This team isnít for them. They might as well be Harchester United fans such is the emotional effort they put in. They donít matter next season either, or over the summer  :)

Just point and laugh when you see them missing out on what this team is providing us with
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« Reply #16748 on: May 13, 2019, 10:24:42 AM »
Still baffled given the stats - best defence, 1 defeat, best goalie and 2 of our players sharing the golden boot.

Once City had got past Spurs I didn't see them dropping any points.

Really hope we can keep the momentum going.

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« Reply #16749 on: May 13, 2019, 10:27:03 AM »
2018-2019 wasnít bad either ;)
Well what I meant was given how last season was I'd never believe how far we'd go this season  ;D
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« Reply #16750 on: May 13, 2019, 10:39:43 AM »
When we dropped points 8 points in quick succession I was livid. Thought we'd thrown it away. Particularly in the games against United and Everton, where we looked happy with a point. But then we won 9 in a row and we beat Spurs and Chelsea in the process, amongst some other tricky fixtures. Plus we almost certainly over performed our 'expected' points total over the course of the season. We did absolutely brilliantly to run it so close, and it basically came down to 5 points dropped to Man City in our 2 games against them. Given City's December and January never would I have expected them to win 14 in a row, and it's to their credit that the players held their nerve. They may be financial cheats but money doesn't magically give you the steel to grind out 14 wins on the bounce as we've made them do.

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« Reply #16751 on: May 13, 2019, 10:40:30 AM »
Watched the match at the King Harry yesterday. Great atmosphere and just what the doctor ordered. After the final whistle the whole place just turned into a massive sing and dance, a real celebration of what the boys have achieved this season. I went home absolutely buzzing and ready for Madrid.

A few people have tried to needle me this morning about us not winning the league but I just can't stop feeling positive about this team. We are favourites to win the European Cup in less than a month.

City are running out of places to hide. The wobbled over the line in the end and they know they'll have to be perfect next season to beat us.

We're only going to get better. Our best players are much younger than theirs. They need to buy to stay at this level, we don't. But will anyway. We are a much more exciting prospect for players. We are box office.

We are Liverpool.

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« Reply #16752 on: May 13, 2019, 10:48:27 AM »
What an incredible season. Before I get on to us and our brilliance, a word on City.

Personally I see it split. The club has clearly broken all sorts of financial rules which allows them to have an incredible squad, packed full of great players. This in turn ensures that even though De Bruyne misses most of the season that itís essentially unimportant. The depth of their attacking options means they can play through 3 full domestic competitions without fatigue and form becoming an issue. Itís a ridiculously talented squad with one the worldís best managers with unlimited funding. On the other hand, that squad, those players, that manager have been put under immense pressure, and having a, probably corrupt oil-bank rolled group of owners does nothing once theyíre out on the pitch. The way those players have won 14 on the bounce, fair play. They've been under immense pressure due to our performances. I thought they'd fail to win at least one league game. I think, hand on heart, the moment I didn't think it was going to happen was the 1-0 vs Spurs after that CL exit. If they drop points there I'm convinced we win this league.

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I just want to talk about Liverpool now. The best Liverpool team, manager and squad that I've seen in my lifetime. 97 points and back to back Champions League finals confirms that beyond doubt in my mind. Moments of adversity overcome, development occurring in-front of our eyes.  Winning 30 games from 38. Losing once. A goal difference of +67. Sixty Seven.

Iím not sure how many games of footy Iíve actually been able to enjoy this season. Weirdly most of the ones I have were during the CL campaign! In the league itís been a slog since day one. Going up against City you know that youíre going to need at least 95 points to have a chance, it gives almost no room for manoeuvre. Insane how stressful watching us has been. Emotionally I've never experienced anything like this. Truly, it makes you feel alive.

These group of lads. Immense. No-one has been bad. There are probably 6 players - Allison, Robbo, Trent, Virg, Mane and Mo that you could make a genuine argument for as our player of the season. Each has been magnificent since day one. Others will argue that Gini could be in that group, and, if the season had started in January, Fabinho definitely would be. Henderson and Milner have played and contributed like the leaders they are. Keita looks settled and raring to go. Lovren has been there when needed. Gomez and Matip have played at an elite level at opposite ends of the season. None of these are older than 28 years old, Milner excepted.

Klopp. Hero. Calm, confident, positive, smart. Encourages his players, gives them belief, sends them out with instructions, rips into them when the level drops even a bit. Loves them. Believes in them. Backs them. Brings together a supporter base that has been divided and apprehensive for too long. Harnessed that power. Re-built a fortress. Impeccable.

Three weeks to rest. Three weeks to recover. Three weeks to remember our pain. Three weeks to feel our loss. Three weeks to focus. Three weeks to prepare. Three weeks to get angry.
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« Reply #16753 on: May 13, 2019, 10:59:22 AM »
Lots of people did....... but were apparently wetting the bed for thinking it!!!

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« Reply #16754 on: May 13, 2019, 11:00:21 AM »
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« Reply #16755 on: May 13, 2019, 11:29:51 AM »
What an incredible season. Before I get on to us and our brilliance, a word on City.

Personally I see it split. The club has clearly broken all sorts of financial rules which allows them to have an incredible squad, packed full of great players. This in turn ensures that even though De Bruyne misses most of the season that itís essentially unimportant. The depth of their attacking options means they can play through 3 full domestic competitions without fatigue and form becoming an issue. Itís a ridiculously talented squad with one the worldís best managers with unlimited funding. On the other hand, that squad, those players, that manager have been put under immense pressure, and having a, probably corrupt oil-bank rolled group of owners does nothing once theyíre out on the pitch. The way those players have won 14 on the bounce, fair play. They've been under immense pressure due to our performances. I thought they'd fail to win at least one league game. I think, hand on heart, the moment I didn't think it was going to happen was the 1-0 vs Spurs after that CL exit. If they drop points there I'm convinced we win this league.

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I just want to talk about Liverpool now. The best Liverpool team, manager and squad that I've seen in my lifetime. 97 points and back to back Champions League finals confirms that beyond doubt in my mind. Moments of adversity overcome, development occurring in-front of our eyes.  Winning 30 games from 38. Losing once. A goal difference of +67. Sixty Seven.

Iím not sure how many games of footy Iíve actually been able to enjoy this season. Weirdly most of the ones I have were during the CL campaign! In the league itís been a slog since day one. Going up against City you know that youíre going to need at least 95 points to have a chance, it gives almost no room for manoeuvre. Insane how stressful watching us has been. Emotionally I've never experienced anything like this. Truly, it makes you feel alive.

These group of lads. Immense. No-one has been bad. There are probably 6 players - Allison, Robbo, Trent, Virg, Mane and Mo that you could make a genuine argument for as our player of the season. Each has been magnificent since day one. Others will argue that Gini could be in that group, and, if the season had started in January, Fabinho definitely would be. Henderson and Milner have played and contributed like the leaders they are. Keita looks settled and raring to go. Lovren has been there when needed. Gomez and Matip have played at an elite level at opposite ends of the season. None of these are older than 28 years old, Milner excepted.

Klopp. Hero. Calm, confident, positive, smart. Encourages his players, gives them belief, sends them out with instructions, rips into them when the level drops even a bit. Loves them. Believes in them. Backs them. Brings together a supporter base that has been divided and apprehensive for too long. Harnessed that power. Re-built a fortress. Impeccable.

Three weeks to rest. Three weeks to recover. Three weeks to remember our pain. Three weeks to feel our loss. Three weeks to focus. Three weeks to prepare. Three weeks to get angry.

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16756 on: May 13, 2019, 11:30:42 AM »
With as little bias as possible here is my opinion on the comparison between where the 2 teams can improve their squads.

Here's where we can improve in the transfer market:

-New forward/winger at similar level to our front 3 so is good enough to rotate (e.g. Dybala)
-New #8/#10 in the mould of City's KDB or Silvas who are elite and passing/dribbling and have the ability to get near 10 goals and 10 assists in a season (Bruno Fernandes?)
Perhaps unfortunately I predict we only go for 1 of the above 2 signings or maybe a player or perhaps can bring in someone that can
-Back up left back.

Within our squad the following might make significant steps to improving our team:

- Ox and Gomez staying fit
- Keita continued integration
- Rest of the young players in squad might improve marginally

City can improve in the transfer market with:
- New CDM to compete with Fernandinho
- New left back
- New CB even (outcompete Otamendi/Kompany?)

Improvement within the squad:
- Mendy and KDB staying fit
- Sterling/Sane might become more productive still (younger than our front 3)
- Foden might see more time and develop

Regarding aging City players. Don't think Aguero is gonna drop off a cliff and they still got a capable Jesus who can improve. Kompany only played a third of the season so they're not as reliant as you think on him overall. D. Silva's possible decline can easily be accounted for just like they somehow accounted for KDB being injured the whole season. Between B. Silva, KDB, Gundogan and Foden they more or less got him covered. There's basically 0% chance they don't sign someone to compete with Fernandinho's spot.

Our possible transfers should in theory make more difference than their's though.

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16757 on: May 13, 2019, 12:02:12 PM »
100%. When games come is such a weird factor as you play everyone twice and all that, but we played them at home at the wrong time too - right in the middle of a crazy run of fixtures for so early in the season [PSG, Napoli, chelsea away, city all bunched up].

Then the leicester game as well, bizarre as it sounds play that on a night the pitch isn't covered in snow and I think we win that. Play Everton 2 games later and we probably win that too. It's totally intangible like as it's something you can't have any control over.

Playing Arsenal away on the opening day was nice for them too. By the time we played them they had their act together. United Away came at a better time for them than us too.

Iím sure we had some go our way they we forget about but the Arsenal game in particular stands out.

Ah well, 100 points next season it is.

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16758 on: May 13, 2019, 12:56:04 PM »
They spent 200M last year and ended up 2 points worse off.

They spent £61 million on Mahrez. Is all.


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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16759 on: May 13, 2019, 01:00:31 PM »
They spent £61 million on Mahrez. Is all.

You mean we, right? As youíre quite clearly a City fan.