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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16680 on: May 12, 2019, 05:44:02 PM »
I think AOC will be the difference next year. He gives us another dimension pressing and attacking which we missed at times
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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16681 on: May 12, 2019, 05:45:19 PM »
Lots of people did....... but were apparently wetting the bed for thinking it!!!
After everything that’s happened this season, the incredible effort from our boys and a European Cup Final to look forward to, is this all you’ve got to contribute?

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16682 on: May 12, 2019, 05:45:20 PM »
Lots of people did....... but were apparently wetting the bed for thinking it!!!

Fuck off with all the I told you shite.
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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16683 on: May 12, 2019, 05:45:23 PM »
Anyway I've spent loads of time moaning about City but this Liverpool team is absolutely special. There is a feel-good mood about this squad that we've not had for years and years.

We have had a phenomenal season and the whinging about City is purely because our team has had literally the best runner-up season ever and have only had a financially-doped gang of pricka in their way.

Keita being up to speed and the return of Ox will be massive for us. Immensely proud of everyone at the club and right now I genuinely feel like we're the only ones who can stop the City robotic juggernaut and return a bit of passion and humanity to the sport

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16684 on: May 12, 2019, 05:45:29 PM »
So many people felt like the season was over when we lost the lead all those weeks ago. we kept pushing and hoping but this city team is unbelievable. We’re unbelievable to have kept the pace!

Been a great ride and hopefully we can go one step further next season..I believe even more than ever

Well done to the lads for a great season

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16685 on: May 12, 2019, 05:45:43 PM »
Lots of people did....... but were apparently wetting the bed for thinking it!!!

Careful now.

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16686 on: May 12, 2019, 05:45:52 PM »
And the rest of us will continue to ignore you.
Why are you so desperate to be negative when everything about this club is so positive right now?
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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16687 on: May 12, 2019, 05:46:37 PM »
A bit gutted by this, but only a bit. What a fucking season this has been! Pushing City to the wire like we did is nothing short of miraculous. No point in searching where we might’ve lost it. In my book we are the Champions. We didn’t have De Bruyne, Mahrez, Sane, Silva and all that depth which money doping buys yo. What we have is a team of fighters. Not giving up no matter what’s the situation. Fighting to the end. I really couldn’t be more proud of the team. City can have their cameo as a big club, they’ll be back to obcurity soon enough. Fuck City and fuck everyone else, we’ll be lifting the number six in three weeks time. Come on you Reds!

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16688 on: May 12, 2019, 05:46:39 PM »
One billion pound sponsorship deal for a sticker on the sleeves

In other words cheat?
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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16689 on: May 12, 2019, 05:48:11 PM »
Why are you so desperate to be negative when everything about this club is so positive right now?

If he wants to be a misery let him, we have a team to support now who will do us proud in that Champion's League final.
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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16690 on: May 12, 2019, 05:48:59 PM »
Lots of people did....... but were apparently wetting the bed for thinking it!!!
I hope you're really happy and fulfilled that you were negative all season and were right that we wouldn't win the league. I'm glad I didn't though and I really enjoyed this year and this great team. Well done, you just missed out on one of the best seasons in decades.
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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16691 on: May 12, 2019, 05:49:16 PM »
Anyone know when next season's fixtures are released? Wish we could start again tomorrow

As much as I love the football season, I also enjoy a few weeks off over the summer.

The season's not over anyway. There's a CL final to look forward to!

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16692 on: May 12, 2019, 05:49:30 PM »
After everything that’s happened this season, the incredible effort from our boys and a European Cup Final to look forward to, is this all you’ve got to contribute?
No you could read the rest of my posts.... about how proud I am of the Manager and Team, how it hurts but we go again.

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16693 on: May 12, 2019, 05:49:41 PM »
No need to be arguing folks. If you’re arguing, set the device or keyboard down and go and do something nicer with your (and our) time.

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16694 on: May 12, 2019, 05:50:27 PM »
I can not grasp people in here giving it up to City. They are nothing more then a marketing arm of a Oil pedaling human rights disaster show. God I hope they get the ban hammer for all the financial doping they have been doing for 10+ years at this point, but I doubt it happens.

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16695 on: May 12, 2019, 05:51:12 PM »
Look at it this way,its not like your going to get into a row with a city supporter,they're as rare as Gary glitter tribute acts.

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16696 on: May 12, 2019, 05:51:28 PM »
Sure they'll spend, but will those players really be much of an improvement? Who are they going to buy, Messi?

They have quality in every position two or three times over already. We don't.

Exactly. Plenty more room for improvement for us than City and there was only one point in it this season.

I believe we will challenge strongly against next season, so long as we get it right in the transfer market.

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16697 on: May 12, 2019, 05:51:32 PM »
I think AOC will be the difference next year. He gives us another dimension pressing and attacking which we missed at times
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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16698 on: May 12, 2019, 05:51:36 PM »

What a great effort from the lads.

Meaningless bit of trivia  - under the old 2 points for a win system we'd have won the league.  :-\

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16699 on: May 12, 2019, 05:51:46 PM »
Reasons for optimism next season:

1. City are heavily reliant on Aguero up front who's going to be 31 in June, Jesus isn't a patch on him IMO if Aguero were to decline/become more injury prone that could open the door.  There's a real dearth of quality CF's on the market ATM any replacement they'd get wouldn't be as good.

2. They'll be looking to replace Fernandinho next season he's already 34 and integral to the way the play any replacement may need time to settle.

3. Their motivation to win the league for a third time in a row surely won't be as high they'll be focusing all their energy on the Champions League next season.

4. Our team can still improve particularly with a goal scoring midfielder who can link midfield and attack maybe Oxlade Chamberlain can be that player but who knows after the injury.

Reasons for Pessimism:

1. It'll be extremely difficult to get close to 97 points again while City have shown they can consistently get to that level

2. We were quite fortunate with injuries particularly to the front 3 who were never out for a prolonged period, a quality back up is needed there not just in case of injuries but as an alternative option off the bench.

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16700 on: May 12, 2019, 05:52:11 PM »
I AM SO PROUD OF THIS TEAM.

 :scarf :scarf :scarf :scarf :scarf

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16701 on: May 12, 2019, 05:53:05 PM »
arrggg 1 point....just a tiny winny tiny point.  Well done to City to maintain their momentum. 

Cant wait for Madrid now and to the next season

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16702 on: May 12, 2019, 05:53:13 PM »
Maybe next season the anti-bedwetter brigade can shut the fuck up when people posit the theory after we drop points that City could well win a staggering number of games in a row, seeing as they've done it twice in two seasons.
That's not a theory. that's a statement of the bleeding obvious.

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16703 on: May 12, 2019, 05:53:55 PM »
Disappointed, but my overwhelming feeling is one of pride. What an awesome season we've had, and we can still end it with the biggest trophy in club football.

We need to keep this level of consistency up for seasons to come. If we can keep hitting 90 points then it's a matter of time.

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16704 on: May 12, 2019, 05:53:57 PM »
I hope you're really happy and fulfilled that you were negative all season and were right that we wouldn't win the league. I'm glad I didn't though and I really enjoyed this year and this great team. Well done, you just missed out on one of the best seasons in decades.
I enjoyed the season and what the Manager and team have achieved this season.....

What a fucking stupid thing to say.... happy and fulfilled!!! Just because some felt we had lost a great opportunity..... it doesn’t mean we don’t love and support this club just as much as others.

What a boring place this would be if everyone had the same view on everything!!!

We are all different, all love and hate different things in life, some pessimistic some optimistic

Here’s a challenge for you next season..... try and come up with something constructive and original if someone happens to disagree with your view on life.

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16705 on: May 12, 2019, 05:54:23 PM »
Proud of the team with how we’ve progressed this season and we still have a final to play.

We lost out by 1 point to the best ever squad that’s played in the premier league. Both teams have pushed each other all the way, so congrats to city.

Hopefully we can add a couple of quality players in the summer so that we can continue to grow and compete, as no doubt city will push the Financial Fair Play to their limits once again and sign a few.

Gotta be proud of what the owners and manager has done over the last few years. They’ve not just walked into an established team and pumped even more money into it unlike some!

On to Madrid we go.

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16706 on: May 12, 2019, 05:54:50 PM »
Reasons for Pessimism:

1. It'll be extremely difficult to get close to 97 points again while City have shown they can consistently get to that level

2. We were quite fortunate with injuries particularly to the front 3 who were never out for a prolonged period, a quality back up is needed there not just in case of injuries but as an alternative option off the bench.

Why would it? We'll strengthen over the summer and we can do it again.

Ox will be back and our front three don't really get that many injuries.

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16707 on: May 12, 2019, 05:55:01 PM »
Unbelievable season 97 points is incredible. But that was incredibly hard to take today, you have to question what more we really could've done or improved on. Fucking hate that city team as well Bunch of slimy c*nts.

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16708 on: May 12, 2019, 05:55:15 PM »
arrggg 1 point....just a tiny winny tiny point.  Well done to City to maintain their momentum. 

Cant wait for Madrid now and to the next season

Yes, What a season, so far,  the football for the majority of the time has been awesome, and it ain't over yet :)

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16709 on: May 12, 2019, 05:55:25 PM »
I AM SO PROUD OF THIS TEAM.

 :scarf :scarf :scarf :scarf :scarf

Well said. Love each and every one of these players. They deserve more,but shouldn't be too dejected as they will be on The other side of this in no time at all.

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16710 on: May 12, 2019, 05:57:06 PM »
I enjoyed the season and what the Manager and team have achieved this season.....

What a fucking stupid thing to say.... happy and fulfilled!!! Just because some felt we had lost a great opportunity..... it doesn’t mean we don’t love and support this club just as much as others.

What a boring place this would be if everyone had the same view on everything!!!

We are all different, all love and hate different things in life, some pessimistic some optimistic

Here’s a challenge for you next season..... try and come up with something constructive and original if someone happens to disagree with your view on life.
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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« Reply #16711 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 #16712 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 #16713 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 #16714 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 didn’t cost us, you get the odd bum result in a season. We either lost it because we couldn’t 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 can’t 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 #16715 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 #16716 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 #16717 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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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #16718 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 #16719 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.