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Re: Pre-match thread: Brighton vs Liverpool, 12th January, 3pm
« Reply #280 on: January 12, 2019, 11:52:22 AM »
Quite confident with this. Think we'll win 1-4.

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Re: Pre-match thread: Brighton vs Liverpool, 12th January, 3pm
« Reply #281 on: January 12, 2019, 12:24:01 PM »
Both Matip and Henderson have traveled with the squad

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Re: Pre-match thread: Brighton vs Liverpool, 12th January, 3pm
« Reply #282 on: January 12, 2019, 12:29:23 PM »
I agree with those whose knickers are slightly twisted that they are a decent team, esp at home, and they will not roll over and will make it quite difficult for us. Having said that, I also think we are going to just smash them to prove a point or 3 and there is sweeeetfa they can do about it.
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Re: Pre-match thread: Brighton vs Liverpool, 12th January, 3pm
« Reply #283 on: January 12, 2019, 12:35:09 PM »
Both Matip and Henderson have traveled with the squad

Great news, I don't imagine they will have even travelled if there isn't a good chance of them actually playing.
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Re: Pre-match thread: Brighton vs Liverpool, 12th January, 3pm
« Reply #284 on: January 12, 2019, 12:45:58 PM »
If we're serious title challengers then we should be winning fairly comfortably, especially considering we've dropped the FA cup so that we regain fitness for this. How Arsenal fared against them has no relevance. Arsenal are not even close to being a challenger for the title.

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Re: Pre-match thread: Brighton vs Liverpool, 12th January, 3pm
« Reply #285 on: January 12, 2019, 12:49:14 PM »
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Re: Pre-match thread: Brighton vs Liverpool, 12th January, 3pm
« Reply #286 on: January 12, 2019, 12:54:32 PM »
a fast  start with us stretching them at every opportunity will be the order of the day lots of switching the play but for me we can really hurt  them on the wings , expecting mane to be instrumental here. 
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Re: Pre-match thread: Brighton vs Liverpool, 12th January, 3pm
« Reply #287 on: January 12, 2019, 01:01:30 PM »
If we're serious title challengers then we should be winning fairly comfortably, especially considering we've dropped the FA cup given some key players, who worked hard to win us 9 matches in December, a game off so that we regain fitness for this. How Arsenal fared against them has no relevance. Arsenal are not even close to being a challenger for the title.


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Re: Pre-match thread: Brighton vs Liverpool, 12th January, 3pm
« Reply #288 on: January 12, 2019, 01:07:40 PM »
I'd be a lot more confident with one of our regular centre back pairs, but VvD and Fabinho should be OK.

What young options do we have in the side?

Hoever seemed promising, but a bit green for the likes of the experienced Brighton striker.

I'm not remotely concerned about our centre halves. Assuming we go with Fabinho there, I think we'll see some good football from the pair to go with a general solidity. What's more of potential concern, which I'm sure will be eased when the lineup is announced, is how we set up in midfield without Fabinho.

We saw the other day how dysfunctional our midfield is without an effective 6. Hopefully if Henderson isn't available we don't play Milner in a similar role again. It really demonstrated how dumb this whole 'passes sideways and keeps possession' insult used against Henderson is.

If we're playing a similar midfield to the other day, which I wouldn't, I hope it's Keita paired with Gini (with Shaqiri ahead of them). If Milner is to play, I would hope it's in a three with Gini at the 6 spot because the other two are just too loose.
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Re: Pre-match thread: Brighton vs Liverpool, 12th January, 3pm
« Reply #289 on: January 12, 2019, 01:09:06 PM »
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Re: Pre-match thread: Brighton vs Liverpool, 12th January, 3pm
« Reply #290 on: January 12, 2019, 01:10:08 PM »
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Re: Pre-match thread: Brighton vs Liverpool, 12th January, 3pm
« Reply #291 on: January 12, 2019, 01:10:57 PM »
If we're serious title challengers then we should be winning fairly comfortably, especially considering we've dropped the FA cup so that we regain fitness for this. How Arsenal fared against them has no relevance. Arsenal are not even close to being a challenger for the title.

Thats bllocks though.  City lost at home to Palace, and whilst they wont get near the title Spurs lost at home to Wolves.  So whos are genuine title challangers then?

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Re: Pre-match thread: Brighton vs Liverpool, 12th January, 3pm
« Reply #292 on: January 12, 2019, 01:11:15 PM »
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He seems to say that a lot, not sure if he's on a wind-up.

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Re: Pre-match thread: Brighton vs Liverpool, 12th January, 3pm
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I expect he’s referring to the amount of changes compared to the Wolves game.
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Re: Pre-match thread: Brighton vs Liverpool, 12th January, 3pm
« Reply #294 on: January 12, 2019, 01:15:35 PM »
He seems to say that a lot, not sure if he's on a wind-up.

He is. Sure they only find out about the team an hour and a half before the game

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Re: Pre-match thread: Brighton vs Liverpool, 12th January, 3pm
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Re: Pre-match thread: Brighton vs Liverpool, 12th January, 3pm
« Reply #296 on: January 12, 2019, 01:20:32 PM »
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Would that be a talking point?

It's been a given for most of the week that he'd start there until it was reported this morning that Matip has travelled.

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Re: Pre-match thread: Brighton vs Liverpool, 12th January, 3pm
« Reply #297 on: January 12, 2019, 01:24:50 PM »
He seems to say that a lot, not sure if he's on a wind-up.

He says it literally every game.

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Re: Pre-match thread: Brighton vs Liverpool, 12th January, 3pm
« Reply #298 on: January 12, 2019, 01:28:44 PM »
Thats bllocks though.  City lost at home to Palace, and whilst they wont get near the title Spurs lost at home to Wolves.  So whos are genuine title challangers then?

I think we'll find out in the month or so personally, City have proven they not only have the squad but the staying power too. We have a lot to prove still despite being brilliant in the first half of the season, long way to go yet.

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Re: Pre-match thread: Brighton vs Liverpool, 12th January, 3pm
« Reply #299 on: January 12, 2019, 01:30:35 PM »
I think we'll find out in the month or so personally, City have proven they not only have the squad but the staying power too. We have a lot to prove still despite being brilliant in the first half of the season, long way to go yet.

I think you are massively missing the point  :butt

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Re: Pre-match thread: Brighton vs Liverpool, 12th January, 3pm
« Reply #300 on: January 12, 2019, 01:31:46 PM »
I think we'll find out in the month or so personally, City have proven they not only have the squad but the staying power too. We have a lot to prove still despite being brilliant in the first half of the season, long way to go yet.

Serious challengers don't lose to Palace and Leicester surely?

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Re: Pre-match thread: Brighton vs Liverpool, 12th January, 3pm
« Reply #301 on: January 12, 2019, 01:32:26 PM »
He seems to say that a lot, not sure if he's on a wind-up.

Only big talking point would be if the 17 year old kid starts at CB.. other than that most of RAWK can predict today's starting line up..
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Re: Pre-match thread: Brighton vs Liverpool, 12th January, 3pm
« Reply #302 on: January 12, 2019, 01:32:55 PM »
He seems to say that a lot, not sure if he's on a wind-up.

He's always on a wind up don't get why people fall for it to be honest.
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Re: Pre-match thread: Brighton vs Liverpool, 12th January, 3pm
« Reply #303 on: January 12, 2019, 01:33:08 PM »
Brighton are gonna play very defensive so we’ll need open them up! Our key players have had a long break so no excuse for plenty of energy to play at a high tempo

Gonna be tough but I’ll say 2-0

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Re: Pre-match thread: Brighton vs Liverpool, 12th January, 3pm
« Reply #304 on: January 12, 2019, 01:33:56 PM »
I think you are massively missing the point  :butt

Probably, what were you trying to say then?

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Re: Pre-match thread: Brighton vs Liverpool, 12th January, 3pm
« Reply #305 on: January 12, 2019, 01:34:11 PM »
Brighton are gonna play very defensive so we’ll need open them up! Our key players have had a long break so no excuse for plenty of energy to play at a high tempo

Gonna be tough but I’ll say 2-0

The good news is that their kind of defensive often involves a lot of a pointless passes around the back and between the centre backs and midfield. Hopefully it plays into our favour

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Re: Pre-match thread: Brighton vs Liverpool, 12th January, 3pm
« Reply #306 on: January 12, 2019, 01:35:24 PM »
The good news is that their kind of defensive often involves a lot of a pointless passes around the back and between the centre backs and midfield. Hopefully it plays into our favour

But we haven't really been playing heavy metal football this season.. it's been more controlled and less manic on the counter brilliance of last season..
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Re: Pre-match thread: Brighton vs Liverpool, 12th January, 3pm
« Reply #307 on: January 12, 2019, 01:37:20 PM »
He says it literally every game.
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Re: Pre-match thread: Brighton vs Liverpool, 12th January, 3pm
« Reply #308 on: January 12, 2019, 01:37:38 PM »
Probably, what were you trying to say then?

You claimed we are not serious challangers if we dont win today. Away at a decent Brighton team. City lost at home to Palace. Losinhg at home to Palace is a much worse result than not winning at Brighton. So this would also mean City are not serious challangers.  Then there is Spurs at home to Wolves etc etc]

So to say not wining today means we are no serious challangers is bollocks

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Re: Pre-match thread: Brighton vs Liverpool, 12th January, 3pm
« Reply #309 on: January 12, 2019, 01:38:01 PM »
Serious challengers don't lose to Palace and Leicester surely?

They've proven themselfs challengers over a period of time, the only point I'm making is that we have not. Admittedly if we lose today then go on to challenge in the final month then my point is void, we would have shown we can recover from 2 defeats on the bounce.


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Re: Pre-match thread: Brighton vs Liverpool, 12th January, 3pm
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« Reply #311 on: January 12, 2019, 01:40:50 PM »
They've proven themselfs challengers over a period of time, the only point I'm making is that we have not. Admittedly if we lose today then go on to challenge in the final month then my point is void, we would have shown we can recover from 2 defeats on the bounce.



We went on a worse run this season already though. I dont understand what exactly is the question? That we cannot win the league or that we have to prove we can win after going through a few results that havent gone our way?
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« Reply #312 on: January 12, 2019, 01:41:21 PM »
Surely the press box doesn't get the team sheet this early.. it's released 60 min before KO.. I would guess it's circulated to the press 15 minutes before that??

Mate, he's just a wind-up merchant this guy does it everytime as he knows fans will fall for it.
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I’m quite nervous.

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Re: Pre-match thread: Brighton vs Liverpool, 12th January, 3pm
« Reply #314 on: January 12, 2019, 01:43:33 PM »
I’m quite nervous.

Don't be, it won't be easy they're good at home, but everytime the main team have needed a reaction we've had one. No reason to think it will be any different today.
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Re: Pre-match thread: Brighton vs Liverpool, 12th January, 3pm
« Reply #315 on: January 12, 2019, 01:44:29 PM »
Would that be a talking point?

It's been a given for most of the week that he'd start there until it was reported this morning that Matip has travelled.

My point is , there’s no real talking point

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Re: Pre-match thread: Brighton vs Liverpool, 12th January, 3pm
« Reply #316 on: January 12, 2019, 01:47:46 PM »
Mate, he's just a wind-up merchant this guy does it everytime as he knows fans will fall for it.

You're right.. but with all of us or at least most of us on edge, c*nts like him don't help..  :butt
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Re: Pre-match thread: Brighton vs Liverpool, 12th January, 3pm
« Reply #317 on: January 12, 2019, 01:48:07 PM »
We went on a worse run this season already though. I dont understand what exactly is the question? That we cannot win the league or that we have to prove we can win after going through a few results that havent gone our way?

I don't rate Brighton that high I suppose and I would be very surprised if any of the current top 3 dropped points to them.

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Re: Pre-match thread: Brighton vs Liverpool, 12th January, 3pm
« Reply #318 on: January 12, 2019, 01:48:51 PM »
You're right.. but with all of us or at least most of us on edge, c*nts like him don't help..  :butt

I've always suspected he's a Blue which is why he does it. I can just imagine the fuss on social media among some of our fans though.  ::)
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« Reply #319 on: January 12, 2019, 01:49:02 PM »
You're right.. but with all of us or at least most of us on edge, c*nts like him don't help..  :butt

Have a drink or something. Its January 12th. If you are on edge now then you will have brought on panic attacks by April and May.