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  1. Mme Erzulie

    Football: Bernaburned

    https://gph.is/1GlDhQJ
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    Football: Bernaburned

    cue discussions about definition of "natural silhouette"
  3. Mme Erzulie

    Football: Bernaburned

    In this heated debate between Rorschach and Lacuna, I'll have to side with my compatriot.
  4. Mme Erzulie

    Football: Bernaburned

    I'm no fan of ManU, but having watched the situation over and over again, I can see why the ref gave the pen. Kimpembe looks behind him as he turns around, and his right arm comes out from his body a substantial amount (it's definitely not "arms tucked in" or whatever), and his other hand is coming across his body blocking more of the potential trajectory of the shot. Also hilarious to see Neymar's face. I thought it was weird that the ref in the Porto - Roma game didn't even look at the second pen incident after having looked at the first one. They both looked very soft, but I'm not sure how one warranted a review and the other didn't. Not completely sure how I feel about VAR yet - on one hand, it's certainly not eliminating controversy and debate, but on the other, it adds to the drama and tension.
  5. Mme Erzulie

    Football: Bayern Seek the CHOsen One

    What's happened to Tadic?
  6. Mme Erzulie

    Football: The art of lowering expectations

    Yeah, I'm not taking anything for granted. RB potentially weak spot against a Rashford in good form, and De Gea might suddenly realise he's the best GK in the world again.
  7. Mme Erzulie

    Football: The art of lowering expectations

    Much like Gerrard debuted as a right (or was it left?) back, there's an expectation that Trent will move to midfield as he matures. Seeing as his defensive positioning and 1-on-1 are his biggest weaknesses, and his technique, passing and crossing are so good, it would be a shame if he "wasted" his career at right back. And as Klopp clearly prefers attacking full backs, Clyne is a stop gap solution at best. So we need some cover (that isn't Gomez, whose best position is CB, as you point out) and ideally someone who can make the RB position theirs in years to come. As Isk said, a right-footed Robbo would be perfect. Matt Doherty has looked tidy this season. And here's to breaking our duck of bad results against ManU in the league of the past few seasons.
  8. Mme Erzulie

    Football: The art of lowering expectations

    Fantastic game. Team looks so much better than a few weeks ago. As Isk said, it's almost like Klopp knows what he's doing. We've started applying more gegenpress than at the start of the season, and Firmino and Salah are both approaching proper form. Mané's finishing is still off, but that'll come. We absolutely bossed Napoli for 75-80 minutes tonight, and should have put the game away before the nervy ending. As opposed to the Napoli game, where I can't remember a shot on target, we were all over them. Then, when newly minted right back Lovren decides to throw his arms out in a matadoresque flourish while letting the ball go to an unmarked milik three feet from goal, Allison steps up and saves the day (pun pun pun). What a difference to Migs and Karius. Virgil will be suspended for the first knockout game. Let's hope that doesn't prove decisive. Bring on ManU on Sunday. We should be clear favourites, but I never feel safe against our biggest rival. We've not had their number in recent years.
  9. Mme Erzulie

    Football: The art of lowering expectations

    I try (half-heartedly?) to not be petty, but I'd be lying if I didn't admit that United's current woes is bringing me a not insignificant measure of joy. And the fact that it's Mourinho at the helm makes it all the sweeter. My United supporting friends have had a lot of years of giving me stick, so it's nice to be able to give a little back. And Ferguson himself took the Utd job with the stated purpose of knocking Liverpool off their fucking perch. So it's not as if it's just parents-basement-dwelling incel fans who get in on the schadenfreude action. But I'd obviously take LIverpool winning the league over ManU being in trouble.
  10. Mme Erzulie

    Football: Attempting to stay ahead (in your) City.

    Neither of the front three are in form at the moment. It's actually impressive that they've scored as many as they have this season. I think Klopp needs to be bold now and rest one or even two of them, and give Sturridge and/or Origi a couple of games. Fabinho had a lot of good interceptions to day, a few of whom led to some of our biggest chances. We still look more shaky and less resolute in defence compared to the start of the season, but with Allison and Gomez in particular in this game, we get another clean sheet. I think Everton's midfield outplayed and overran ours at times today. Shaqiri definitely adds to our creativity and attack, but it comes at the cost of looking less solid defensively.
  11. Mme Erzulie

    Football: Attempting to stay ahead (in your) City.

    Mastermind Klopp <3
  12. Mme Erzulie

    Football: Attempting to stay ahead (in your) City.

    FUCK YES
  13. Mme Erzulie

    Football: Attempting to stay ahead (in your) City.

    I thought Herrera was shocking today. Was dispossessed so many times, and too easily, and didn't contribute much going forward. Contrary to our resident wailing harpies, I thought there were promising signs to Liverpool's play today. We could/should have put the game away before Fulham's disallowed goal, but we're still a bit wasteful with our chances. Shaqiri makes a big difference to our attacking play. He always wants the ball and is always looking to make things happen. He's also got superior vision, passing and shooting to our current crop of fit midfielders. I hope he gets a continued run as a PL starter. Fabinho had some good interceptions and tackles, but was also caught in possession a few times and misplaced a few long passes. Still seems to be adjusting to the tempo of the PL. Hopefully he will acclimatise, but he looks worryingly slow and ponderous at times. Our defence looked shaky on one or two occasions, but were mostly on cruise control. Allison didn't have much to do, but gave a dreadful rebound on what looked like a routine shot from Schürrle (I think). Overall, job done. We've taken 24 out of 24 points against presumably weaker teams, and have only lost points against other "top 6" teams (City, Chelsea and Arsenal). This is our best or joint best start to a Premier League season ever. We're second in the league, two points behind a different class Man City. Everything's not perfect, but it's not as bad as some people make out.
  14. Mme Erzulie

    Football: Attempting to stay ahead (in your) City.

    Agreed. Agreed. Surely Shaqiri must be given a few starts. He seems to be our only player currently able to ignite that creative spark and make things happen from midfield. It's so frustrating to watch the lack of fluidity in our attack after the last couple of seasons. We know what this team is capable of in terms of attacking football, but at the moment it's all bad first touches, underhit passes, poor decisions and woeful finishing (if we even get a shot on goal). We also seem to have abandoned a lot of the one-touch passing our way through the opponent's back line in favour of long balls over the top for Mané and Salah, which has yielded inconsistent results at best. Except the last two games, we have looked much more solid this season, but seemingly at some serious expense going forward. Taking off Sturridge didn't make much sense to me. Sure, put Firmino on, but you have to wonder how badly Mané and Salah have to play for Klopp to sub them off. Sturridge was the liveliest of our attackers in the first half, and should probably have had at least one goal. The only game we've looked more lacklustre in this season was Napoli away, but that was against supposedly stronger opposition. It was abject across the board.
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    Football: Attempting to stay ahead (in your) City.

    I felt like the formation was partly what gave Arsenal the upper hand for large parts of yesterday's game. The three in the middle often looked stretched and/or outnumbered, and the front three weren't involved enough in general play to offset that disadvantage. Arsenal also found a worrying amount of space out wide throughout. We also rode our luck at times in our first half, with Arsenal's left side repeatedly overloading Trent, who had one of his shakier games in a while, and who was left to his own devices by a Salah whose backtracking is half-hearted at best. TAA is still prone to poor decision-making and sometimes shows his lack of experience defensively (but he's twenty, so that's to be expected), but he still offers a lot going forward. As far as Salah is concerned, it was really frustrating watching him yesterday. He still does many things well, and got into good positions, but his passing has been woeful at times this season, and that was certainly the case against Arsenal. He's also guilty of holding on to the ball for too long, and only playing the "correct" pass too late. A little dismayed that Klopp always leaves his substitutes so late. Shaqiri got five minutes (and kept Gudmundsson on the bench for my Fantasy team), and I would have loved to see Sturridge come on at '75 instead of Matip at '89 (or whenever he was subbed on). Our attack is currently not clicking, and we have (at least) two hungry and in-form offensive players on the bench. I wish they'd get more of a chance to prove themselves.
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