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Kalvin Phillips has been incredibly sloppy in this game. He must have given the ball away cheaply a dozen times.

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1 hour ago, Tywin et al. said:

This is where I figured it would get trickier. As a noob I don't even know how you'd consistently score those aspects of the game. 


Yeah, though in fairness in most leagues including the official FPL one it doesn't really come into play as much because only three players per game get any points for them and they're often just the assist and goalscorers. It's a useful addition not the thing you build teams around.

24 minutes ago, Soylent Brown said:

Kalvin Phillips has been incredibly sloppy in this game. He must have given the ball away cheaply a dozen times.

Part of the risk of Bielsaball. The focus is to play line-breaking passes as early in the move as possible, which causes havoc when it works but does lead to cheap possession surrender when it doesn't. Particularly notable when Parker got his team to press more themselves.

 

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So Bale is confirmed back, I cant beleive he is considered a failure in spain when he averaged a goal or assist every 100 minutes. 

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I don't think he's considered a failure exactly, just that there's a lot of ill will toward him given how happy he was to sit on the bench and golf.

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I’m not sure how often they’re all going to be fully fit but Bale, Kane and Son’s a pretty talented front three. Even with Mourinho at the helm they could put some teams to the sword this year.

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The strangest thing with football these days is that every so often you notice a player with plain black boots, and it just looks weird and wrong.  When did I become such a monster?

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The goal line rule is a farce too. It's there to stop keepers charging the takers really; encroaching by a few inches makes no difference.

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1 minute ago, Soylent Brown said:

How long do United have Ighalo for? I thought he'd gone at the end of the season.

 

We extended the loan till Christmas.

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Did palace get awarded a dodgy penalty? You love to see it.

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Not great from United, but at least Dawson has looked lively since he came on. They just need to figure a way to have him starting with Fernandes.

Pogba was very very meh yet again.

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Gary Neville going on about United not signing players at the moment, but you've got to think- if you're grumbling that not having Sancho is causing you to lose to Palace, perhaps there are bigger issues than not having Sancho?

 

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