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  1. Mme Erzulie

    Football: foreVAR confused

    Stranger things have happened.
  2. Mme Erzulie

    Football: dropping clangers and scoring bangers

    Something we agree on. The implementation of VAR in the PL has been diabolically woeful. It's almost like they've gotten every single aspect possible wrong. The crowd being kept in the dark, the reluctance to overrule refs, who are more reluctant to make calls because they can lean on VAR correcting them, the lack of the match ref using the touchline screen, the seemingly random offside decisions (armpit?) and VAR not giving clear penalties (Mané's was stonewall (by the rules) and how that handball from Ox's shot is not in an unnatural position, I'll never know). Still, what heart, belief and composure from these players. They never look rattled, deflated or overcome by the situations they're facing. I used to absolutely hate how good ManU were at this exact thing under Fergie, and how sweet it is to be on the other side of it. Credit to Klopp for making the right subs at the right time. We do need to sort out our rediscovered defensive frailty, though. We can't keep pulling results out of the bag like this. But the ending of that game got me more pumped than I can remember being. Fucking get in, you beautiful reds.
  3. Mme Erzulie

    Football: dropping clangers and scoring bangers

    Yeah, if you watched the whole game, you might have had a different impression. Two of the goals were at least partly his fault. There was some shocking defending (as others have mentioned) as well, but two rebounds put on a plate for the nearest Arsenal attacker did not really inspire any sort of confidence. The penalties were very much redemptive on his account. Ox is showing signs of picking up where he left off before the injury last season, and if he keeps scoring goals like that, you'd have to think it's a matter of time before either Hendo or Gini have to make way for him in the starting 11, especially against teams liable to park the old bus. Interesting to see if he gets the nod against Villa.
  4. Mme Erzulie

    Football: dropping clangers and scoring bangers

    Best international break ever
  5. Mme Erzulie

    Football: dropping clangers and scoring bangers

    Happy to see I was wrong. Lovren (and the rest of the team) did a great job and basically shut down Leicester completely. Their Xg was 0.1. Ours was 3.8. We had eight shots on goal. They had one. It shouldn't have been close. We should have been more clinical, but that's about the only real criticism you can level at the Liverpool team today.
  6. Mme Erzulie

    Football: dropping clangers and scoring bangers

    Jesus, Lovren against Vardy? Hope I'm proven wrong on this one.
  7. Mme Erzulie

    Football: same old, same old

    I think the eulogising of Matip has gone a bit overboard. He's definitely improved a great deal from his early days at the club, and he's played very well against some tricky opponents who have targeted him to get away from Virgil. He's improved defensively, his interceptions, tackling and physicality in particular, but he's still very uneven (at best) with the ball. His clearances are nearly always completely random, whether headers or kicks, and while he's quite good at those little meandering runs with the ball out of defence, his passes are woefully inconsistent, and will often either be misplaced or put the receiving team mate in a spot of bother due to inaccuracy/pace of the ball. There is a reason we've hardly kept a clean sheet at the start of this season versus hardly conceding a goal at the start of last season, and while missing Alisson is never going to help, Adrian has been good enough that I think it's fair to question whether Matip is contributing somewhat to our defensive frailty. Gomez is much quicker than Matip, which could come in handy against Vardy, and is generally better on the ball, with his clearances in particular being much more controlled. I rate both players (certainly both are a long way ahead of Lovren in the pecking order) and think we're lucky to have both. Obviously Gomez is going to be a little bit rusty after such an extended absence, but I think claims that him replacing Matip was the main reason we conceded three against Salzburg are spurious. On the first goal, Hwang sends Virgil into the stands. Gomez does make what looks like a silly foul for the second, but while it's not a stellar bit of defending, he's quite harshly punished for it. Neither Virgil or Gomez cover themselves in glory on Salzburg's third, but the main culprit is Fabinho, who just stops tracking Minamino in the box.
  8. Mme Erzulie

    Football: same old, same old

    Yeah, Pepe's end product has been noticeably poor. A lot of sloppy play and a lot of half dirty fouls. Neither team looks like a top 4 contender at the moment.
  9. Mme Erzulie

    Football: same old, same old

    Keep going, almost there.
  10. Mme Erzulie

    Football: same old, same old

    This was my favourite bit from the players tribune piece.
  11. Mme Erzulie

    Football: same old, same old

    Watford? More like Whatfor.
  12. Mme Erzulie

    Football: same old, same old

    For what it's worth, from the highlights it looked like they were pretty unlucky to not get at least a couple of goals and the win. Cutrone squandered at least two huge chances, and Jimenez had a couple of look-ins as well. Will definitely be interesting to see if they're able to turn it around over the coming weeks.
  13. Mme Erzulie

    Football: same old, same old

    Nothing from our resident gooners on a rather impressive 0-3 away victory over Eintracht Frankfurt? Goals by starlets Willock and Saka?
  14. Mme Erzulie

    Football: same old, same old

    Calling this Liverpool team "one of the dirtiest teams around" is a bit rich. Same with "all the penalties Salah got by diving". James sure seems to be doing his utmost to stake his claim as the undisputed diving champion. Tom Daley, watch out. Didn't get to watch the Napoli game, but from the highlights, that was a very dubious penalty indeed. But if I had to pick one game out of our opening two months to lose, this would have been it. Imperative that we keep up the pressure on an injury-ravaged City at the weekend by beating Chelsea. Hopefully a desperate Watford will be encouraged by their comeback against Arsenal and pounce on City's weakened defence.
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    Chess - the world in black and white

    Great advice. Much appreciated.
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