Mme Erzulie

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  1. Yeah, that penalty was a grey area one. Sometimes they'll be called, sometimes not. Inconsistency is the biggest problem with those situations. Can? That's odd. Thought he had a fairly uneventful game. But I guess there weren't that many standout performances apart from the front three. Gomez was struggling all night, but as you touched upon, it's a learning curve, and one that could pay off dividends in the future.
  2. That was an important win. Game was hanging in the balance a bit in the start of the 2nd half, and we still look shaky defensively (I swear Mignolet looks like he's half-thawed from being cryogenically frozen, that's how slowly he moves). But when teams choose or have to come at us, we look deadly on the counter, especially with Mané back. Salah gets the nod as MotM, but Bobby was unreal in this game. If he can improve his finishing, that would be amazing, but so much of his work goes under the radar. He's good at hold-up play, take-ons, has got great vision and brazilian trickery and an astounding workrate. I hope we go for a new keeper in January. If Migs is genuinely better than Karius and Ward, I despair. West Ham had one shot on goal yesterday.
  3. I had 23 points on my bench last round. I think my bench could rival my on-pitch team so far this season in terms of point. Had a shocker of a start. Happy with the win, but would have been a massive shock if out of two teams whose philosophy and tactics are so similar, the better squad didn't win. We needed a bit of luck to break the deadlock (although Sturridge's anticipation is fantastic - real poacher's goal), but it's conspicuous how much confidence is a factor with Klopp's Liverpool. It helps that any team chasing the game will leave more space to exploit, but Huddersfield never really gave it a go, but as soon as we had the first goal, it was as if all the players improved remarkably. Vision, dribbling, first touch, lay-offs, suddenly it all gels, and we look like the team from the start of the season. It's a psychological thing Klopp has highlighted before, and it's an interesting challenge to deal with. Happy to see that we work relatively well without Coutinho. I don't think losing him would be as devastating as losing Gerrard or Suarez was. He's a fantastic player who contributes with goals and assists, and his free kicks are world class, but it does feel a little bit like everything has to go through him when he's playing, and all the other players seem to look to him to do something extraordinary to break down the opponents. Without him, we look more like a team. It's harder to know where the threat is coming from. Also, while I don't like Milner in games where we have to defend against quick opponents, his set piece expertise makes him a valuable asset in games like this.
  4. Firmino was horrid. Even when shit he usually presses and runs around well, but not this game. And quite a few times the Pool wide players crossed the ball with no Firmino in the box to attack it. Sturridge is usually better at sticking around the box. I was hoping he would come on a lot earlier than 75th min. Solanki would've made a good target man as well. But I think playing too many aerial crosses would've played into Spur's counter attacking setup (which they executed with great efficiency whole game). Can didn't have a good game either. Losing the ball a lot and making some awful passes. Hendo and Milner had middling game. Lovren had his shot and he hasn't improved over the last 2 years. I think it's time to give Gomez a go at CB while Lovren gets his shit together. Gomez will no doubt make mistakes as well (as he already did this game!) but at least he looks like someone who will learn and get better and is worth the punt (IMO). Lovren and Klavan are too old to expect any big improvements. With Gomez, at least you have hope that he will get better with experience and age. Obviously the result didn't go for us over the last few games, so this result feels like a bigger problem than it actually is. I am not too fussed about the table. I never expected us to be challenging for the title this season, specially considering the recruitment, so I am not too fussed about where we are in the table. The bulk of the season is still ahead and top four is still within reach.
  5. He's played more than one game. With the way Mignolet has been playing, Klopp must have a pretty good reason for not putting in Karius, the keeper he brought to the club. I have a sneaking suspicion I know what that reason is.
  6. *rein Klopp is not a defensive mastermind. But Jesus Christ, Lovren and Mignolet need canning. Two years ago. Mignolet has made 13 errors leading to goals since he's been playing for Liverpool, which is three more than *any other PL player* in that timespan. Lovren can't be far behind (maybe, say, three). Let Ward have a go (I'm sad to say I don't think Karius is much better than Migs), let Gomez have a go at CB. If it's Gomez making the mistakes, at least there's a chance he learns from them. Plus he's quick enough to make up for the odd slip-up. Lovren and Mignolet are lost causes.
  7. I was starting to think I was the only one bothered by this. The dialogue is awful. Stilted, exposition-heavy and conspicuously constructed. It very much feels like one guy wrote everyone's lines, and he argues so badly for both/all sides that it's just cringe-worthy.
  8. Hah, I'd missed that they lost to Sevilla, somehow. I sit corrected.
  9. The whipping boys who had drawn Sevilla and Spartak so far? Cool story, bro.
  10. Alright, Nostradamus.
  11. Fucking De Gea. Also fucking our long range shots. Nasty bit of business from Lukaku on Lovren, but well enough disguised that I suspect he won't be retroactively punished. ManU have got this game exactly where they want it. Pool with possession, not creating much (one proper chance), running out of patience and getting frustrated. Feel like ManU can turn it up a notch in the 2nd half and give us trouble.
  12. Got tickets for Avs - Rangers at the MSG. Was my first time seeing an NHL game in the flesh. It was fun and action-packed, and great to get to see a Norwegian being an actual star of an NHL team. Apart from Zucca and Zibanejad, though, the Rangers looked pretty unimpressive. Both their goals (and all of their good play) came in PP, and Avs just looked more incisive, switched-on and dangerous every time they were on the attack. Also, the constant barrage of ads, techno music and celeb spotting was weird as someone used to European football. It's weird to see athletes standing on the ice just waiting for a TV commercial to end before they resume play, and the silence after each piece of loudly blared music was embarrassing. I'm sure there are other hockey stadiums with louder and more energetic support than a blasé NY crowd, but still, I couldn't help but think that all the surrounding hype detracts from the actual sport. It feels much more like entertainment and less like a sporting competition. I also wanted to take a knee during the US national anthem, but being a foreigner and given the limited space on between the seats and the next row, I chickened out. All in all a fun night, though.
  13. Giovinco still tearing it up for Toronto?
  14. I think you're all overlooking Trent Alexander-Arnold.
  15. Yes I've been raving about him for little over a year to my fellow 'pool fans. Obviously he could fizzle out, but he's got technique, vision, composure and a knack for scoring goals. Obviously I'm counting my chickens a little, but it's nice to have youth players that are genuinely promising, rather than Spearing, Pacheco, Flanagan, Nemeth and a bunch of other less-than-stellar academy players over the past 15 years I've forgotten about. I think Everton have got some very exciting kids as well (Davies, Lookman and Calvert-Lewin in particular). Woodburn became our youngest ever goalscorer last season, TAA scored a worldie of a free kick on his European debut, and Gomez had a weak foot assist against Arsenal. It's too early to say for sure, but I'm gonna enjoy these prospects for their undoubted potential. Isco is on his last year - does anyone with an intimate knowledge of La Liga or Real know whether there's any chance of him actually turning down Real and going somewhere else? Surely playing time won't be an issue if he keeps playing like this?