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Brian Hennessy
1 Posted 04/05/2019 at 13:24:47
I see Son has been sent off for Spurs so that's him out of their final game against us.
Jim Bennings
2 Posted 04/05/2019 at 15:41:19
The arse has fallen out of Spurs' season and they look flat on their face.

We can go there next Sunday and have a free hit and perhaps end our winless streak against them that stretches back to the Jelavic winner of 2012.

David Pearl
3 Posted 04/05/2019 at 16:24:26
If Fulham hold on for a draw, then we need to win and hope fingers crossed that Liverpool win for us to make Europe and that Man City wrap up the Premier League. Now call that poetic justice!! Hahaa
Kieran Kinsella
4 Posted 04/05/2019 at 16:30:59
David Pearl,

I am also watching the updates on Wolves. Interesting debate on here between those who want 7th and Euro and those who would rather miss out. I guess the compromise would be we finish 7th, but Watford win the FA Cup so no Europa League anyway.

Dave Abrahams
5 Posted 04/05/2019 at 16:40:42
David, Wolves have just scored, hopefully saving us getting that “wooden spoon”.
Phil Greenough
6 Posted 04/05/2019 at 16:45:37
Well, that's 7th place all but gone. ☹
Kieran Kinsella
7 Posted 04/05/2019 at 16:48:57
Ah well. I hold no ill will to Wolves. Cool nickname, unashamedly wear their traditional ugly colours. Plus along with Bournemouth, I think they're one of the only Premier League teams of whom I have never met a fan. Even the likes of Brighton and Fulham I have met numerous fans down the years (outside of attending games) but never a Wolves fan.
Brian Williams
8 Posted 04/05/2019 at 16:59:18
Phil #6.

I think you'll find it's more gone than "all but", Phil. We're 4 points behind them with one game left to play.

Joe McMahon
9 Posted 04/05/2019 at 17:09:52
Hat's off to Phil McNulty of the BBC, before the season started he said Wolves would finish above Everton. Many if's and But's, the sending off in the first game of the season at Molineux, Pickford at Anfield and at St James Park, but he was correct.
Phil Greenough
10 Posted 04/05/2019 at 17:17:45
I know, Brian but when I posted it, the game was still in play. Thanks, Mods, for posting on the right topic. 👍
John Keating
11 Posted 04/05/2019 at 21:20:42
Just saying to my brother what a shite player Rondon was when he cracks in an equaliser against the RS !!

Pound to a penny Salahs death will be somehow overcome by next mid week
Little prick

Mike Jones
12 Posted 04/05/2019 at 21:43:31
I don’t mind their players. I just hate their fans. I never want their fans to win anything.
John Keating
13 Posted 04/05/2019 at 21:48:02
Disaster
Just watching that twat Klopp does my head-in regardless it was NEVER on this earth a free kick
Paul Birmingham
14 Posted 04/05/2019 at 21:51:44
Old Nick conspires yet again, and the spawn mutates on another spawny night.

Hopefully, Divine intervention will see light in the next 9 days.

The refs; we get and they get, is it a different rule book?

Chris Leyland
15 Posted 04/05/2019 at 21:59:40
Our sole aim next year should be consistent league form to have a crack at the so-called ‘big six’. No distractions, no side shows, just a sustained league campaign.

We have shown this season that we can mix it with them (City aside and Spurs at home). We were unlucky at the Arse as their 2nd goal was offside and at United when Gueye won the ball for their pen, and, with VAR, neither of these goals would have happened. But for Pickford’s stupidity in the 98th minute at Mordor, we would have had the point that we at the least deserved there too.

Win our home games and sort out our ability to eeek our wins against the ‘lesser’ teams, and we are capable of having a serious go next season.

Mike Jones
16 Posted 04/05/2019 at 22:01:36
I’m praying Man City and Barcelona do the business. I hate living in this city sometimes; There are flags out in some pubs and houses already. what the fuck. I can’t believe How different red scousers are to blue scousers. it’s really weird. they truly are a parody.

I Have more cringeworthy stories about them than I’d ever have time to write about here.

Tom Bowers
17 Posted 04/05/2019 at 22:02:52
Hard to believe Big Dick saves the day yet again for the RS.

Surely City won't blow it against Leicester !

Would have liked them to had DeBruyne available as they are a better team with him.

Tony Abrahams
18 Posted 04/05/2019 at 22:04:06
I thought the ref was doing okay Paul, but you knew it wouldn’t last though.

Clever play is how Carragher described the dive to win the free-kick for the winning goal? No wonder football is full of cheating, if this is how it’s described on TV.

John Keating
19 Posted 04/05/2019 at 22:08:05
So is this VAR shit going to pick up on that desperate no contact dive that gave the RS the free kick?

It is unbelievable that the officials missed the dive absolutely unbelievable

I’m not sure I can face these dickheads again this week

Please please City finish this!!!

Karl Jones
20 Posted 04/05/2019 at 22:08:58
It could all come down to the 0-0 draw at Goodison being the result that stopped them winning the league. Hopefully City are now well rested for Monday How poor the PL is now though, when two teams are that far ahead of the rest?
Colin Glassar
21 Posted 04/05/2019 at 22:10:38
With the proper use of VAR, and without the help of messrs Pickford, Loris, Speroni etc..., the rs will be a mid table team, at best, next season.

I’m glad we’re not in the Europa league next season as we need to make an all out assault on the domestic comps. Why can’t we do another Leicester?

Tony Abrahams
22 Posted 04/05/2019 at 22:14:16
John, the linesman gave it, and he was only five yards away, so I’m not even sure it was deception, unless it was by the official?

Same with Maddison for Leicester, I don’t know if he got banned for diving last week, but if he didn’t then every little rule in football becomes a sham.

John Keating
23 Posted 04/05/2019 at 22:15:30
Just replayed the so called free kick Absolutely unbelievable.
Tony Abrahams
24 Posted 04/05/2019 at 22:22:35
Start a petition John!

Seriously though, although I never saw the Gomes foul, which got him banned, which was the correct decision according to the general consensus, how can Maddison not get banned for diving, and therefore deceiving both the referee and a fellow professional player, by getting him sent off?

The message getting sent out is that cheating is acceptable, and is even referred to as being clever play?

Colin Glassar
25 Posted 04/05/2019 at 22:22:52
No one will convince me otherwise that most match officials are wired to give the “big teams” the advantage in tight situations.

Warnock is right, our refs are the worst in Europe. Most of them are bent!

Jon Bentley
26 Posted 04/05/2019 at 22:24:52
Mate is a strong word.

But I fu%#ing hate that red shower of shite. How many games have they won without deserving it?

The luck is going with them so much, I can only see Leicester doing something on Monday.

TWATS!!!!!!

Paul Birmingham
27 Posted 04/05/2019 at 23:21:13
I could write a book, starting at a North East Tech, the week after the RS deprived English football and our best team in modern years.

It’s become pathetic that the likes of Mariner and the other 3rd class referees get their so called professional accreditation’s renewed.

I despair, but to be honest, when the RS, play, it’s a nap, they get the rub of the green, and I blame CT, at Maine Rd, for raising Old Nick. He will got to hell, as he never has

I’ve said before many times and again, that the officials in the EPL, are bringing the game by default into disrepute.

The difference between regular EPL referees, and the lines men/ lady, is massive. That Free kick tonight would never have been given any where else.

Imagine at Our old ground, at that time of the game, but regardless in any game the cheating AH,, Fabinho, should have been booked.

Mr Ed, is now so bloated on his own Manure, he’s struggling to talk, as he’s so high on his excuses.

TAA, should have walked as should Milner. It’s a different world and Charlie’s goal, last night is now an own goal, but if any of the RS, had scored it would have been a Goal of The Month Contender,

Stick Sky, Carrah and his false blurb, he’s as ale house a player as there was, and is no Blue Nose.

We will earn our right, our way, and it will take some time but it won’t be decades, like we’ve endured.

Soon, but please let’s have some good results next Monday, Tuesday and Sunday week.

David Pearl
28 Posted 04/05/2019 at 23:46:26
My grandad was a Wolves fan. Wuluvs I remember him saying. In the away end at Molyneux watching the blues. That was my first ever game. Me and my dad together and my grandad in the home section with my uncle. I think I was about 5. I don't remember much. One of the wolves players had a big scary tash... spell checker tried to change that to rash, good Job I caught it. *the spell checker, not the rash.

Surely to have a chance at a European trophy and a place in the the champions league is worth a lot more than winning a Carling cup. Messis head is really going to turn then isn't it.
Whoolaaa they've just won the Carling cup, I thinks I will join them and we can try to win the Carling cup next season too. We could then do a cover of that spurs cup song, AAA shatap a yerface.

Anyway... always had a soft spot for Wolves. I would do. Sure did love my grandad to bits. He used to walk with me up little Dawley hill and I'd have to wait outside the bookies for 5 minutes. I blame him for my gambling habit. Actually more so Koeman and Walsh.

City will beat Brighton. Leicester could well nick a goal or two but let's hope it goes into the final game and the Wuluvs do em in.

If liverpool fc did football fans... they'd be gobshites.

David Pearl
29 Posted 04/05/2019 at 23:54:26
Derek Dougan
Jon Bentley
30 Posted 05/05/2019 at 00:29:25
Can someone who knows I mean really knows and can see the future;

Please tell me Citeh win the next 2 games easily. And I mean at least 2 or 3 goals up early doors in each game just to settle the nerves?

I'd be eternally grateful if you could reassure me. 🙏👍

Tony Hill
31 Posted 04/05/2019 at 00:34:50
They will not win the league. This season is a turning point in the annals of football fortune. Until the game at Cardiff away, I was looking to Brands as the maim hope, if I'm honest, though I had faith in Silva. Now, I am sure that we have a most serious manager, a person of winning substance.

Not only that, I see in Silva someone who comprehends the soul of the club. It's a matter of short time before we become ourselves again, and it's going to be beautiful to watch. Fuck the gobby vulgarians across the park.

Anthony Hanlon
32 Posted 05/05/2019 at 00:35:43
When Niassie was given a two match ban, the reason being he deceived the match officials to gain a penalty which resulted in a goal. Can Fabinho expect a phone call of the FA.
Colin Glassar
33 Posted 05/05/2019 at 07:10:16
Jon, City will win their next two games 3-0 and 2-0 respectively. I’ve seen it in the The tea leaves.
Gary Russell
34 Posted 05/05/2019 at 07:22:29
Football's soul and ethos is diminished in the Prem week after week. Fabinho's dive, yet another blatant piece of cheating, which not only led to the winning goal, but was airbrushed and relabelled in any other way except for what it was. As I mentioned last week, Son of Spur's stamp never got a mention by any of the usual suspects. VAR can't come quickly enough, but it has to be implemented with people equipped with the quality and impartiality it needs or nothing will change. An independent panel for retroactive bans and fines is the only way things will change. Will that happen? Highly unlikely as the FA continues its shambolic lack of leadership and integrity. Meanwhile, the charade of the Prem will continue to infuriate most of the public with it's shocking double standards.
Jim Bennings
35 Posted 05/05/2019 at 08:02:59
It will be interesting to see if there is a retrospective ban for Fabinho, or should that be Fab”dive”ho, first for putting a hand in Ritchie’s face and then making Tom Daley proud.

But no worry, Manchester City will render laughing boy Klopp irrelevant after tomorrow’s victory and a South Coast cakewalk at Brighton next Sunday.

Darren Hind
36 Posted 05/05/2019 at 08:16:19
Now we are in the shit.

The eternally wrong are predicting City win after proclaiming Liverpool champions since Christmas

Eddie Dunn
37 Posted 05/05/2019 at 08:21:49
Jim, I hope you are right. I was in my greenhouse when news of that Origi goal came over the radio..I swear all of the glass in there rattled and a crack appeared in one pane. If there is any justice in the world City will hold their nerve and collect the two wins to make it irrelevent.
Darren Hind
38 Posted 05/05/2019 at 08:28:11
Joe McMahon @ 9

That hardly makes McNulty a three eyed Raven.

I pointed out on here that every bookie on Odds checker had Wolves favorites to finish above us. I know a couple of people who took the "match bet" (one on this website).

The suggestion was met with outrage on here and was roundly dismissed, but the bookies (and many outside Goodison) had clearly done their homework.

I suspect a couple of the old guard are starting to crumble and a top five place will be up for grabs next season and if Wolves can build on this season they will be one of the teams we will need to see off.

Colin

Were those tea leaves factoring in the dark forces which seemed to have gone into overdrive at St James last night ?

Dave Abrahams
39 Posted 05/05/2019 at 09:10:20
Gary (34), Gary you mention the word integrity in your post, as far as football is concerned there is no such word,

Integrity is intellectual honesty, and everyone over the age of four or five has it, it’s the difference between right and wrong, quite simple until it comes to football, it’s most definitely lacking there, but we will just have to grin and bear it, unless City sort it all out in the next couple of games and the officials let them do it.

Ian Bennett
40 Posted 05/05/2019 at 09:13:46
Wolves have consistently played better football than us this season, and deserve to finish above us. They'll be in for similar players over the summer now that they have Europa League football, but playing twice a week with an untried squad will undoubtedly impact their form next season.

For us the form is encouraging. Clean sheets and beating the top 6 sides are the clear indicators that we are moving forwards and not backwards. I was pretty unimpressed by the Silva appointment, and after Millwall I wanted him out. To his defence he needs time to clear the deadwood and put right the mess post Moyes. The back four looks solid, and we are playing better stuff.

He has a huge number of players to move on. And the fact he's used only 15 odd players in his more recent squad tells me the cull will extend beyond the loan players. A massive summer in which we need to secure a mobile goal scorer - just who?

Tony Abrahams
41 Posted 05/05/2019 at 10:42:53
Too early to start making predictions just yet, especially because I don’t know what players Everton, are going to sign this summer, but if things pan out, then we have got to be looking at the top 4, next season Darren?

Top 5 sounds great, but we have to get into the top 4, if we want to really mean business!

Gary Russell
42 Posted 05/05/2019 at 10:43:05
Indeed Dave, but the rulers of the game hold the power for change. But few us would bet on them doing anything drastic to bring back fair play and a level of fairness which is grossly lacking.
Tony Hill
43 Posted 05/05/2019 at 10:46:38
Yes, Wolves are well coached and well backed financially though I thought they'd struggle after we played them in the first game when they looked pretty weak. So much for early judgments. I think Leicester under Rogers will be a threat too.
Tony Abrahams
44 Posted 05/05/2019 at 11:00:16
Football won’t change because the decisions that infuriate, are also the same decisions that people take with open hands.

City and Liverpool, have been head and shoulders above every other team this season, but whilst one are full of absolute quality, the other have got a few top players, and being functional, (with real pace up front) seems to be their very best quality?

I can see a wind of change approaching, but only if the clubs below the top 6, are really prepared to push the boat out and “really go for it” in the next couple of seasons?

Michael Lynch
45 Posted 05/05/2019 at 11:06:59
My prediction is that fate is storing up all the checks and balances against the incredible luck enjoyed by the Shite this season, and will release them on Tuesday and next Sunday. Barca will score two dodgy pens and three offside goals at Analfield, City will score a last minute handball winner to take the title as the Shite have a perfectly good goal disallowed to draw with Wolves, after having two players sent off in cases of mistaken identity.

To finish it off, Klopp will be done for drunk driving on the way home from the match and the police will discover a stash of cocaine and animal porn in his boot.

Anything less would be a travesty and would also go against all the naural laws of luck evening itself out.

Chris Leyland
46 Posted 05/05/2019 at 11:10:43
Looking at our current squad and recent results, with a few quality additions (including someone who can guarantee 15 goals a season mainly from in the box) and the retention of the two loanees (Zouma in particular) there is no reason why we can’t challenge those sides above us.

If the above happens, then we can solidify our current impressive home form, turn some of those away performances into wins and get a bit of momentum and consistency. If so, it is realistic that we can achieve the following:

Home 14 wins 2 draws and 2 defeats.
Away 8 wins 4 draws 6 defeats.

That would give us 72 points and a shot at 4th place.

A lot of ‘ifs’ and assumptions but the above is a not dissimilar record to Martinez first season.


Tony Abrahams
47 Posted 05/05/2019 at 11:20:27
Exactly Chris. I think we would be on course for that number of points since our extended 17 day break, but that’s only over ten games, whereas we all know the season lasts a lot longer than this.

One thing that’s changed is the crowd, and if I live to be a thousand, then I will always believe that this is Everton’s greatest ever weapon, so let’s just hope we sign the quality, because I’m sure if we do, then the fans will do the rest.

Tony Hill
48 Posted 05/05/2019 at 12:16:19
Away form is the key for us. We have to cut out our usual floppiness. Even the last two aways have been costly.
Rob Halligan
49 Posted 05/05/2019 at 12:40:36
Interesting stat is that Spurs have lost 13 games so far. Should we beat them next week they will have lost the same number of games as us, 14, and yet they could well end up in the CL. The big difference being they have only drawn one game all season, one compared to our eight. A points difference of 14.

We can look at the drawn games against wolves, Bournemouth, Newcastle, Watford and Huddersfield as games we could and maybe should have won. It's turning the drawn games into winning games. Okay, out of those five games above, we were probably lucky to draw with Watford, but, in my opinion, should have beaten the other four.

It's then turning defeats into draws. The most obvious one being Newcastle away, a game we should have won, never mind drawn.

I suppose you could analyse every game until you're blue in the face, but what it clearly shows, is that we need a recognised striker to kill games stone dead when we have the lead. I am optimistic that this will be rectified in the summer, along with hopefully signing Zouma permanently, and we can have a real good go at the top 4 / 6.

Jim Bennings
50 Posted 05/05/2019 at 14:46:38
I’m just awaiting all the cries of Kopites again today or tomorrow after they got twatted by Geordies for going in the home end and celebrating goals, these Redshite bellends seem to think they can go where they want and do what they want and people will tolerate it.

Not gonna happen lads and you knobheads are simply nursing a few bruised ribs and cut eyes today for celebrating finishing 2nd.

Michael Kenrick
51 Posted 05/05/2019 at 18:17:07
Some remarkable misses at The Emirates just now make you reconsider those silky skills of Calvert-Lewin. Well... perhaps not. The key being that all shots — even a point-blank header that produced an incredible save by Lleno — are packed with power somewhat beyond yer average 6-year-old girl.

But brilliant football at times that incredibly failed to score at both ends.

Now, an unbelievable last-ditch tackle by Duffy, once of this parish. Great stuff.

Rob Halligan
52 Posted 05/05/2019 at 18:17:39
Interesting to hear during half time in the Arsenal v Brighton game, as to whether Monreal dived for the penalty of not? The Niasse penalty incident was brought up, citing the fact that he received a retrospective ban for conning the referee, Anthony Taylor, in the palace game last season.

Taylor is in charge of the Arsenal game today. It will be interesting to see if any action will be taken against Monreal?

Rob Halligan
53 Posted 05/05/2019 at 18:23:02
Well, that's that for Man Utd and Arsenal. Both to miss out on the Champions League next season, failing to beat Huddersfield and Brighton respectively.
Jim Bennings
54 Posted 05/05/2019 at 18:25:02
Arsenal would need to win 8-0 at Burnley to level the goal difference and, well, Man Utd are just dire.
Rob Halligan
55 Posted 05/05/2019 at 18:27:55
We win 4-0 and Arsenal win 4-0 – that will do it, Jim. Ain't gonna happen though... but we can still beat Spurs. I don't think Arsenal will win the Europa League either.
Jim Bennings
56 Posted 05/05/2019 at 19:06:51
Definitely we can beat Spurs, Rob. They are going through a hard patch now and frankly look like they've long since pissed on their chips.

They will either be elated or deflated after what happens against Ajax on Wednesday night and we should be looking to use that to our favour and go out with a real statement of intent.

We haven't taken a single point off Tottenham since August 2016, the very first game of Ronald Koeman's tenure here.

Due one, I'd say.

Peter Mills
57 Posted 05/05/2019 at 20:48:21
Michael #51, I have been wrong plenty of times in assessing the future of young players.

But hey, damn it, I'll have another go – I think Dominic Calvert-Lewin is going to be a very good player.

Darren Hind
58 Posted 05/05/2019 at 20:56:07
I'm gonna get all Le Mis and Andy Crooks about Duffy.

Bring him home, Bring him home.

Rob Halligan
59 Posted 05/05/2019 at 21:09:32
Solid defender, Darren. Should we lose Zouma, which looks likely, then Duffy may well be worth a shout.
Rob Halligan
60 Posted 05/05/2019 at 21:18:35
Definitely Jim. Spurs are minus their two main goal threats in Kane and Son. Vertonghen is still out as far as I know... and, as you say, their game in midweek could have a big say on how they approach the game. They have as good as qualified for next season's Champions League anyway, so they will probably have nothing to play for in terms of league position.

Although does where you finish in your domestic league depend on when you enter the Champions League? They may still need to finish 3rd to go straight into the group stages and therefore avoid the play-off round, or do all four English teams to straight into the group stages?

Steve Pugh
61 Posted 05/05/2019 at 21:27:40
The biggest thing that I've learned from this weekend is that if an opponent handles on the line don't tap the ball into the net. If you do, the culprit will stay on the pitch. If you don't, he gets sent off and you get a penalty that you'll probably score.

Or does that only come into effect when you're playing Liverpool?

Dave Abrahams
62 Posted 05/05/2019 at 21:37:46
Steve (61), well when you play Liverpool, anything approaching normal action being taken seems to go out of the window. There will be no retrospective look at the Fabinho dive, on MotD, Lineker and Murphy had a little joke about it and that's the way it will stay. Anyone who brings it up will be scoffed at, just wish Aste had done what you proposed. Of course he would have been a cheating little bastard to Liverpool supporters and another petition would have materialised minutes after the game.
Rob Halligan
63 Posted 05/05/2019 at 21:42:27
Steve, you're right. Obviously Alexander-Arnold would have been sent off for denying an obvious goal-scoring opportunity, but because Atsu netted the block, a yellow card should have been given but clearly missed by Mariner.

The annoying thing is Alexander-Arnold set up the RS second goal which, if the penalty had been awarded, he wouldn't have been on the pitch to do so. Who's to say though, that Newcastle would have scored the penalty? Hindsight is a great word, isn't it?

Jeff Armstrong
64 Posted 05/05/2019 at 22:55:56
Alexander-Arnold did what we all would have wanted him to do if in blue.
Atsu did the right thing too,
Marriner is the one at fault(again, surprise surprise) for not booking Alexander-Arnold or even sending him off.
Has a penalty got to be awarded for a red card?
Who knows, certainly the refs don’t know, but why not? A red card offence it was,
let’s start a petition.
Nah can’t be arsed
Paul Birmingham
65 Posted 05/05/2019 at 22:56:56
Old Nick, is on the edge and is getting more desperate every game.

Their focus on acting, diving and cheating will be their scourge. Fabinho, took the p... the officials should be fined and dropped, for the last games, start of next season.

Barca reserves lost 2-0, last night, theyve already won their league, best players rested, and I’m praying and hoping that they do the business again on Tuesday, after City do the business tomorrow night.

Let’s hope so.

Mike Jones
66 Posted 05/05/2019 at 23:30:08
The shite will win both the league and the champions league. You all think it. But you read it here first
Clive Rogers
67 Posted 05/05/2019 at 23:32:43
Peter, #57, Dom made his debut in 2016 and has made 78 appearances. It’s next season or never.
Patrick Fennell
68 Posted 05/05/2019 at 00:03:47
Little off topic but can you guys please comment on this. I’m Canadian and have never been to Liverpool so i’m not that knowledgeable on how Everton and Liverpool fans interact over there. I was at work the other day and as I always do when I meet someone from the UK I ask them what football team they support. This guy says he’s a Liverpool fan and when I told him I was an Everton fan he looked at me like I was crazy! We started talking football and he seemed to struggle to be polite. When I said to him I want to see a match at Goodison someday he began to rant about how i’d have a better time at Anfield. He said Everton fans are treated well at Anfield but Liverpool fans are harassed at Goodison. Said he wouldn’t take his family to Goodison as he’d fear for their safety! I have a hard time believing this is true. Comments?
Rob Dolby
69 Posted 06/05/2019 at 00:16:46
Patrick. The term kopites are gobshites sounds like it perfectly suites your Liverpool supporting acquaintance.

Take what he says with a large pinch of salt after all he is a gobshite.

Eric Myles
70 Posted 06/05/2019 at 00:20:45
Rob #60, I think the top 2 go straight into the group rounds and the next 2 play in qualifying rounds.
Paul Birmingham
71 Posted 06/05/2019 at 00:26:22
Rob H, good points and very real, but at least Ian Wright, whom scored one of the best goals, I’ve seen, against us, whilst I was in the Upper North Bank Stand at Highbury, when he juggled, and clipped it, past Nev, said it was embarrassing how the officials, gave the RS, that free kick, at the Toon. Any one who knows the game, knows it’s cheating and another crap descision by the officials. It kind of prompts VAR, if it’s to be a set standard as massive.

It takes the game into disrepute but worst to see the Vulgarians, giving it the big one, after the match. The media don’t bat an eyelid to Old Nick. And taking the pee out of the rules and endorsing v p p officials, yet again.

Sincerely I’m hoping tomorrow night this time is a good time and on a Tuesday night the same. I’m tuning in to the radio, to support both. Great to see the Barca banner on Friday, at GP, a club United, in our despise of Old Nicks team.

Wolves can beat them, and could put them in place, no team hath been more spawny, in football, in the last half a century than, the RS.

No more to be said, but keep the faith, and believe in justice and merit, in football terms. Have a good BH TWrs.

Mike Jones
72 Posted 06/05/2019 at 00:48:13
@68.

Patrick

... I hope you aren’t trolling.

If not, plenty of fellow blues on here will put your mind at ease.

Did your ‘guy’ give any more details?

Juan Kermode
73 Posted 06/05/2019 at 04:33:45
Leeds United's Patrick Bamford recently got banned for conning a referee into giving him a decision. I wonder if that cheating red bastard who also conned the officials at Newcastle the other night into giving the redshite a freekick from which they won the game will be treated the same.

It will not happen as there's one law for one and a totally different set of rules for 'them'.

Dave Abrahams
74 Posted 06/05/2019 at 12:36:10
Mike (66), don’t just talk about what THEY are going to do, have a good bet on it.
Darren Hind
75 Posted 06/05/2019 at 13:10:40
Dave

I'm taking your advice. You can get 76/1 on 365 for them to do the double.

If they fail, I'll consider it worth the money and if the bastards snatch the prizes, I'll get paid enough to get the fuck out of here for a couple of weeks.

Darren Hind
76 Posted 06/05/2019 at 13:15:36
Come to think about it, I don't think I'll bother. If them bastards win either of these trophies, you'll never hear the last of it.

Two weeks won't make a blind bit of difference

Rob Halligan
77 Posted 06/05/2019 at 13:33:14
FFS I see Mike Dean is the referee for tonight's city game. Dean comes from the Wirral, so does he support the RS? If so, another helping hand from the premier league to help the RS.

Darren, I thought I was going to be safe from any potential CL final involving the RS, as I will be away in the week up to the Saturday of the game, therefore missing the daily grind of the build up to the game, and won't be home until the Tuesday after the game. After all, I thought, how can I be inundated with RS this and RS that on a Nile cruise ship in the middle of nowhere on the River Nile?

Then I remembered, Mo "fucking" Salah. No doubt all the Egyptians are now adopted RS and the ship will be decked out in red and white. 😱😱😱

Brian Murray
78 Posted 06/05/2019 at 13:40:23
If there is a god, surely he won't let us endure another nightmare scenario. I'm a bag of nerves, I just hope City play as they can nail it.
Brian Williams
79 Posted 06/05/2019 at 13:45:22
Darren #75.

Please don't put that bet on, mate. It's the sort of weird "tempting fate" type thing that could just result in those fuckers doing it.

If you don't put it on and they "do" it, I'll take you away myself.

Brian Harrison
80 Posted 06/05/2019 at 13:46:42
Rob

Not only is Mike Dean from the Wirral I believe he is a red, now I know the cant referee Liverpool games, but surely with someone who supports Liverpool shouldn't be allowed to referee this game. So don't expect any favours tonight from him and be very careful making challenges in your own box.

Having said all of that City know 2 wins and they win the league, I might have been concerned if the game against Leicester was away. But its Citys last home game and the intensity they will play with tonight I think they will win by 2 clear goals. With Klopp confirming both Salah and Firmino are out of the Barcelona game a tall order just became impossible.

Rob Halligan
81 Posted 06/05/2019 at 13:56:04
Cheers Brian. I knew Firmino was out but didn't know about Salah, although I had a good idea he would be due to his being a head injury. Isn't there some ruling that says a player with a head injury cannot be allowed to play for a minimum seven days, therefore also ruling him out of the Wolves game? If so then everything seems to be falling just right!

Is it true though, that the RS have started a petition to get the Newcastle goalie banned for the next six months due to him taking Salah out?

Brian Williams
82 Posted 06/05/2019 at 14:11:10
A petition? Really? That'd be a first for them 😎
Dave Abrahams
83 Posted 06/05/2019 at 14:24:25
Rob(81), Salah will play against Wolves, according to Klopp this morning, Firminois still touch and go.
Michael Lynch
84 Posted 06/05/2019 at 14:30:16
I really wish Klopp would stop talking. Just stop. I didn't think they could find a more irritating and embarrassing twat than Rogers, but fuck me they've only gone and done it.
Darren Hind
85 Posted 06/05/2019 at 14:47:40
I wont be putting the bet on Brian.

Its interesting you talking about tempting fate. I'm driving myself nuts with such thoughts.

I don't normally go in for superstitious nonsense, but the shite are proper giving me the heebie jeebies. Some of the stuff going their way defies belief.

I watched them against Newcastle because I convinced myself Newcastle would deny them a win. I went to the fridge twice for a bevy and the bastards scored on both occasions. So I decided if I moved away from the telly they would score again and it would be my fault. I was glued. . then they got THAT free kick for no apparent reason.

We none of us can see into the future, but given the nature of the free kick, I don't think there is an Evertonian who was watching that match (anywhere in the world) who didnt know exactly where it was going to end up.

Rob Halligan
86 Posted 06/05/2019 at 15:07:28
Darren, you talk about superstitious nonsense. Last year before the CL final against Real Madrid, I was playing some Real Madrid songs which I found on you tube.

Last Wednesday I was blaring out the Barcelona team entrance song (akin to our Z Cars), before the match at the Nou Camp, so tomorrow I will be blaring it out again.

Brian Williams
87 Posted 06/05/2019 at 15:19:42
It's really funny the lengths we go to over superstitions and suchlike, from wearing a certain jacket for the game because we won when I wore that, to switching channels quickly so you don't see the shite scoring etc.
They all work by the way!
Dave Abrahams
88 Posted 06/05/2019 at 15:32:04
Brian (87), well Brian do all the ones that work six or seven times tonight between 8-00 and 10-00 pm.
Darren Hind
89 Posted 06/05/2019 at 17:56:16
Hope you'll be playing Blue moon tonight Rob
Stan Schofield
90 Posted 06/05/2019 at 19:05:55
Patrick@68: From that description, the guy just seems an idiot and a bit weird.
Rob Halligan
91 Posted 06/05/2019 at 19:20:15
What a gobshite Carragher is. Analysing the RS third goal to death on MNF, but not once did he mention how the free kick came about or indeed the fact that it wasn't even a foul.

Come on city, for the benefit of every football fan in this country, win tonight and Sunday and shut those evil scum bastards up.

Stephen Brown
92 Posted 06/05/2019 at 19:36:12
Please can city race into a 3 or 4 nil lead to save us another night of torture!
Darren Hind
93 Posted 06/05/2019 at 19:41:30
Cant see it happening Stephen.

Leicester have some very good players and they fancy their chances here.

Hope you're right though, because it will indeed be pure torture if this game is still in the balance in the latter stages

Fran Mitchell
94 Posted 06/05/2019 at 19:54:03
Leicester to grab a draw, the Title to be in the shites hands, only for them to slip up at Wolves would be so so sweet.

Obviosly, City for the win today. but it would be sooo sweet if threw it away.

Brent Stephens
95 Posted 06/05/2019 at 19:57:49
I want City to go behind by two goals with 10 minutes left - only to sneak 3 goals in the last 10.

Similarly on Sunday - 10 minutes to go, rs two up, City two down - and then the rest is history. Boys Own stuff.

Brent Stephens
96 Posted 06/05/2019 at 20:03:34
First foul committed by City - I believe there's already an online petition to have them docked three points for that.
Mike Jones
97 Posted 06/05/2019 at 20:04:17
Come on City

For the benefit of football.

Mike Dean already showing why he shouldn’t be reffing this

Mike Gaynes
98 Posted 06/05/2019 at 20:05:51
Brent #95, I think we'd lose some members here to heart attacks if it happened that way.
Brent Stephens
99 Posted 06/05/2019 at 20:08:14
I'll be fine, Mike. My wife says I don't have a heart just a swinging brick. I think she said brick.
Karl Jones
100 Posted 06/05/2019 at 20:13:39
Mike dean from the wirrall wonder who he supports?...
Mike Jones
101 Posted 06/05/2019 at 20:19:35
Karl @100

Already been said in many places on t’internet that it has a slightly corrupt smell about it

Jim Bennings
102 Posted 06/05/2019 at 20:26:09
Atmosphere is shite at The Etihad.

I’m getting this horrible feeling about Leicester getting something tonight !

Anthony Murphy
103 Posted 06/05/2019 at 20:33:28
Got a bad feeling about tonight. Can only visualise Brendan with that smirk and his false modesty after the game telling Sky how it wasn’t about doing his old club a favour but about being professional etc. City missing De Bruyne and Fernandinho means B Silva can’t play his normal game. 1-1 I reckon with a dodgy ref decision being the talking point
Mike Gaynes
104 Posted 06/05/2019 at 20:39:59
Why would Rodgers feel good about doing a favor for a club that sacked his ass?

Jim Bennings
105 Posted 06/05/2019 at 20:44:02
Leicester look decent under Mr White Teeth.

Certainly see them being a threat to top 6 next season.

Mike Jones
106 Posted 06/05/2019 at 20:47:26
I feel sick
John Atkins
107 Posted 06/05/2019 at 20:50:45
That Newcastle result was defining . a draw and City would have pissed this game, so much tension and they are snatching at chances
Chris Leyland
108 Posted 06/05/2019 at 20:52:06
I woke up in a cold sweat last night at 3.45am after dreaming about this game and seeing Vardy score. I then saw an open top bus parade past St George's Hall with thousands of Norwegians. I have a bad feeling about tonight and I only hope that my nightmare doesn’t materialise.
Karl Jones
109 Posted 06/05/2019 at 20:52:39
It would help if the City fans could summon up a bit of support. You wouldn't think they're going for the title.
Karl Jones
110 Posted 06/05/2019 at 20:56:40
Sane and jesus to come on. Hopefully that will give them impetus.
Mike Galley
111 Posted 06/05/2019 at 21:00:51
Sat in the Falcon in Kirkby with a gang of them. You can sense that they’re already starting to celebrate. Can’t believe how flat City have been.
Got a horrible feeling next Sunday is going to be a day from hell.
Jamie Crowley
112 Posted 06/05/2019 at 21:07:52
Getting pretty damn nervous.
Jim Bennings
113 Posted 06/05/2019 at 21:13:04
Fucks sake come on City

Jamie Crowley
114 Posted 06/05/2019 at 21:18:03
FUCKING PEN! Goddamn NHL playoff hockey check there!

Mike Dean is SO shit.

Jim Bennings
115 Posted 06/05/2019 at 21:20:34
Half an hour to save me from looking up flights to the Arctic Circle
Brent Stephens
116 Posted 06/05/2019 at 21:22:04
Not going to happen is it.
Jamie Crowley
117 Posted 06/05/2019 at 21:22:41
Jamie Crowley
118 Posted 06/05/2019 at 21:27:35
Jesus what a save by Kaspar
Brent Stephens
119 Posted 06/05/2019 at 21:27:39
Yes
Mike Gaynes
120 Posted 06/05/2019 at 21:27:47
!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mike Jones
121 Posted 06/05/2019 at 21:27:49
Get
The
Fuck
In
Jim Bennings
122 Posted 06/05/2019 at 21:28:15
Get in!!!!!!!!

Vinny you fuckin class c**t

Rob Halligan
123 Posted 06/05/2019 at 21:28:26
Fuck me. If you were nervous one minute ago, you'll be absolutely bricking it now.
Jamie Crowley
124 Posted 06/05/2019 at 21:28:32
OHHHHHH!!!!!! WHAT A SHOT!

City fans couldn't be happier with who scored it.

TY God.

Brent Stephens
125 Posted 06/05/2019 at 21:29:04
Couldn't have been any closer to the woodwork. Always keep good company.
Mike Gaynes
126 Posted 06/05/2019 at 21:29:17
Pep looks like he just breathed for the first time today.
Jamie Crowley
127 Posted 06/05/2019 at 21:29:36
Fucking hell what a shot. That was insane!

Goal of the season?

Did you see Kompany say "fuck it" as he stepped into it? ;0)

Michael Kenrick
128 Posted 06/05/2019 at 21:30:52
Absolutely brilliant from Kompany.
Mike Gaynes
129 Posted 06/05/2019 at 21:31:51
Bad Kompany
I can't deny
Bad, bad Kompany
Till the day I die
John Hughes
130 Posted 06/05/2019 at 21:33:15
How’s the Falcon Mike?
Jamie Crowley
131 Posted 06/05/2019 at 21:38:55
Fucking Nacho Cheese on for LC. Don't let the dramatic folk write the end to this script. Kompany scoring was enough drama.
Mike Galley
132 Posted 06/05/2019 at 21:43:44
Suddenly gone very quiet John. I’m still a bag of nerves here though! The talking up of Brighton has now started!
Mike Gaynes
133 Posted 06/05/2019 at 21:45:59
9-1-1, please send CPR machines to TW.
Jamie Crowley
134 Posted 06/05/2019 at 21:46:13
I just shit my pants a little.

That shot, former player, can't help but think "fix".

Of course if so, it denies the rs the title so who really gives a fuck.

Mike Gaynes
135 Posted 06/05/2019 at 21:46:36
Stones coming on.
Brent Stephens
136 Posted 06/05/2019 at 21:51:41
Fucking sweet.
Kunal Desai
137 Posted 06/05/2019 at 21:51:57
1-0 phew!
Mike Gaynes
138 Posted 06/05/2019 at 21:52:22
And tomorrow, Barca will take care of the rest.
Jon Bentley
139 Posted 06/05/2019 at 21:52:24
FUCKING YESSSSSSSSSSS
Rob Halligan
140 Posted 06/05/2019 at 21:52:41
Fucking get in. Shove it you Fucking red bastards.
Anthony Murphy
141 Posted 06/05/2019 at 21:53:30
Jamie comedy gold here tonight

Ignore my predictions in the future fellas

David Greenwood
142 Posted 06/05/2019 at 21:53:41
That was a tough watch but well done City.
Brent Stephens
143 Posted 06/05/2019 at 21:53:53
Vincent, the rs would not listen, they're not listening still.
Perhaps they never will.
John Atkins
144 Posted 06/05/2019 at 21:53:55
Thank you City for making my day at work tomorrow so so so much better
Brent Stephens
145 Posted 06/05/2019 at 21:54:55
Now to listen to what Spit the Dog has to say.
Joe McMahon
146 Posted 06/05/2019 at 21:56:22
God, that was hard going. Fantastic, BBC and Sky can do one.
Michael Kenrick
147 Posted 06/05/2019 at 21:56:22
Premier League Table Updated!!!
Darren Hind
148 Posted 06/05/2019 at 21:57:05
One more win, City. Just one more...
Mike Gaynes
149 Posted 06/05/2019 at 21:58:57
Turns out Aguero was yelling "no!!!" when he saw Kompany about to shoot.
Jay Wood
[BRZ]

150 Posted 06/05/2019 at 22:00:27
And... breathe.

I liked that, throughout the match, Man City supporters gave many a boisterous rendering of 'We Shall Not Be Moved', given the strong connection we have to that tune.

Paul Birmingham
151 Posted 06/05/2019 at 22:01:04
I listened on 5live,, tough, tough game, but that will do nicely.

Now for Barca, to turn up, and complete the 2nd leg, and beat the RS.

Then we’ll build up for next Sunday, and can we beat Spurs, can City, beat Brighton?

Wolves, if any team wither recent good record at ou4 old ground, could turn them over.

No for concussion injuries, I believed it was a minimum of 2 weeks, on the sidelines?

I remember Abel Xavier, being out for about 3 weeks, after he took a bad knock to his head at GP. Does any one know the rules on head related concussion injuries?

Thank you.

Paul Jones
152 Posted 06/05/2019 at 22:02:33
Kompany's strike was reminiscent of Jags' equaliser v the shite. Even more enjoyable - if possible!
Jer Kiernan
153 Posted 06/05/2019 at 22:03:41
Sweet now to midweek n watch Messi mop the floor with them, ,I am almost for once sorry I don't pay for sky to watch that biased RS thug turning purple on the panel

Some great heart warming TV of late ,,Thanks City :)

Rob Halligan
154 Posted 06/05/2019 at 22:06:38
Darren, I guess me blasting out Blue Moon before the match worked a treat. Result never in doubt. 👍👍👍
Mike Jones
155 Posted 06/05/2019 at 22:08:03
Come on City.

I want this to be Everton next year

Tony Abrahams
156 Posted 06/05/2019 at 22:14:56
Like most football fans, I’m a superstitious bastard Rob, and I’m absolutely terrified that you won’t be able to blast out blue moon on Sunday mate?
Martin Nicholls
157 Posted 06/05/2019 at 22:15:59
They'll be demanding a public enquiry into that Iheanacho miss!

I thought Leicester were excellent and played like their lives depended on it – unlike many who have just rolled over against the red shite.

Rob Halligan
158 Posted 06/05/2019 at 22:17:00
I've put it on me phone, Tony. I'll put me phone on full volume just before kick off and play it.
Anthony Hanlon
159 Posted 06/05/2019 at 22:20:28
Leicester need to beat Chelsea and us to lose against Spurs to deny us 8th. Same position as last season but points improvement.
Andy Meighan
160 Posted 06/05/2019 at 22:20:36
It's hell watching Man City... I was shaking like a shitting dog near the end. I couldn't see them scoring, I switched off for 10 minutes... then turned back on just a minute before he scored.

These teams playing them are defending like their own fate depended on it. Watch Brighton do the same whereas soft shite Wolves will come out all gung ho.

As for Iheanacho, I reckon he missed that on purpose. What a smashing kid.

Eddie Dunn
161 Posted 06/05/2019 at 22:21:08
Well, I listened to Talksport eating my dinner during the first half, then watched GOT with the missus, wondering if I was going to see the headline from Hell on BBC online. Thank the Lord of Light for Vinny Kompany. Just Brighton to beat, Barca to go through, and Wolves to win at Anfield. Hope springs eternal.
Brent Stephens
162 Posted 06/05/2019 at 22:31:36
Rob, I'll listen out for you on Sunday. Also downloaded to my phone and will serenade you in return if you're near me!
Tony Abrahams
163 Posted 06/05/2019 at 22:33:47
Wrap it up in cotton wool Rob, because it looks like Carragher is ready to get the weedji board out
Rob Halligan
164 Posted 06/05/2019 at 22:37:25
Brent, I'm on row 20 seat nos 550, or something like that.
Brent Stephens
165 Posted 06/05/2019 at 22:42:30
Rob, I'm Block 115, Row 30, Seat 448. I'll be looking down on you and listening!
Tony Abrahams
166 Posted 06/05/2019 at 22:45:10
Don’t be telling anyone your seat number Rob, I’m being fucking serious about this Carragher, mate!
Rob Halligan
167 Posted 06/05/2019 at 22:46:07
Block 118 on row 20. So probably not too far away.
James Marshall
168 Posted 06/05/2019 at 22:46:11
Can we all just take a moment to say a big thankyou to Brenda for bringing on Agent Iheanacho at just the right time.

It's all over Twitter that he shanked it on purpose, and the more times you watch it, it really does look like he just thumped it wide on purpose.

Good lad!

Mike Jones
169 Posted 06/05/2019 at 22:57:36
Our Timmy on MOTD
Tom Bowers
170 Posted 06/05/2019 at 23:02:40
Just to let everyone know that I will be having Vincent for Kompany until Sunday at least. What a wallop!
Mike Galley
171 Posted 06/05/2019 at 23:06:59
Starry, starry nights,
Paint your palette blue and grey,
Xxx
Bill Watson
172 Posted 06/05/2019 at 23:15:01
Just noticed the date on Everton's Facebook page. Ticket details to be announced.

06 May 2019 14:31
Everton Under-23s will play Newcastle United Under-23s in the Premier League Cup final at Goodison Park this Wednesday 8 May, 7pm kick-off.

Mike Galley
173 Posted 06/05/2019 at 23:32:46
If I'm honest, I'm feeling a little bit sorry for Sky, BT, TalkSport, the national press, the referees and the linesman just now.
The titles not done, but have you ever seen a concerted effort from a grioup like this to get a team over the line?
Chris Hockenhull
174 Posted 06/05/2019 at 23:38:22
Ahh..a look at our Lovable Red Echo page tells us that.."Liverpool Fans are Fuming" regards Mike Dean not sending Kompany off before his wonder strike...ha ha ha...wonderful..Buy that man Dean a ginger shandy milk shake and throw it over the lot of the fkn winging t!!!!!s!!!😬.
Rob Halligan
175 Posted 06/05/2019 at 23:38:29
Mike, you've got a point there. Listening to Talksport, and Pep was interviewed saying all the media want Liverpool to win the league. The interview was a bit muffled but pep definitely said that.
Jay Wood
[BRZ]

176 Posted 06/05/2019 at 23:40:08
BTW, anybody else see this gem posted by 'Teddy of Toxteth, Liverpool' on the BBC text commentary before kick off..?

"As a life long Liverpool fan and a scouser, I just cannot understand why people are so against us winning the league!? We do everything right as a club, play beautiful, flowing football. Charismatic, passionate manager. One of the best stadiums and atmospheres in the world. and, we deserve it more than anyone for this season. Surely, if we win. Football wins?"

Anyone up for penning a reply..?

Lev Vellene
177 Posted 06/05/2019 at 23:55:42
Jay #176

A nice assessment by that fan, but LFC do have the general FANS that nobody EVER wants to be allowed to celebrate a league win!

And as I'm a Norwegian EFC fan of 35+ years, the very thought of LFC winning the PL... The one thing I have on those tossers is that they've never won the PL any more than we've done... :P

I do enjoy reminding them about Slippy G being the epitome of their long search for national recognition, though... Long may it elude them still! :D

Dave Abrahams
178 Posted 07/05/2019 at 00:26:07
Mike (149), I was in Ned Kelly’s screaming the same thing as Aguiro “ don’t fuckin’ shoot from there” so very glad he did, I still had faith in City but Leicester were doing an excellent job in frustrating them, then Vincent
Kompany hit one of them shots that are perfect.

One more game City, one more win and one more title.

Jamie Crowley
179 Posted 07/05/2019 at 00:54:18
Please watch, hundreds of times if you please.

Link

Jamie Crowley
180 Posted 07/05/2019 at 00:59:12
"Pep's gonna kill me, better not"

"Ah, fuck it"

WHAM!

That ball was struck so hard it actually snapped back and almost upwards from the spin of the ball in the back of the net.

I know I shouldn't be this happy about a non-Everton goal, but that was an absolute cannon of a shot. Forget the circumstances, it was BEAUTIFUL. Jesus what a shot.

Derek Thomas
181 Posted 07/05/2019 at 01:33:10
Jay @ 176; I'll give it a go, it'll end in 4 words...'koff you deluded idiot.
Darryl Ritchie
182 Posted 07/05/2019 at 03:40:26
The reason that the RS won't win the title is...Everton

By playing LFC to a 0-0 draw and denying them the full 3 points, we have made sure (as long as City hold up their side of equation) that they will not finish at the top. I realize that they have drawn a few games but, as far as I'm concerned, it is our draw that scuttled their season.

All Mersyside Evertonians are more than welcome to mention this to the any and all Liverpool fans, if you can manage to get word in over their sobbing.

Ray Roche
184 Posted 07/05/2019 at 07:00:31
And if they DO win the League it’s because Flappy Paddle Pickford cocked up at Mordor.
Martin Nicholls
185 Posted 07/05/2019 at 07:16:20
Check the table lads - there'll be a full on petition for a return to the two points for a win system if City win this by one point!
Mike Gaynes
186 Posted 07/05/2019 at 07:35:26
Oh, for crying out loud, Ray, give it a rest already.

Love ya, man, but it's time to stop kvetching over one fucking moment, okay?

Geez.

Ray Roche
187 Posted 07/05/2019 at 09:00:29
Mike. That's the first time I have mentioned Pickford's mistake. Ever.

And it was a tongue in cheek response to the claim that our draw at GP will have stopped the RS winning the League.

“Give it a rest”? Mike! Come on now!🤨

Ray Roche
188 Posted 07/05/2019 at 09:16:31
I've just seen the goal for the first time (I'm on holiday). What a cracker!
Michael Lynch
189 Posted 07/05/2019 at 09:24:03
Lots of stuff in the media about how tough it would be on the Shite to finish with 97 points and come second - how incredible both City and the RS are etc. I don't see it that way (naturally). City have indeed been incredible- probably the best club side this country has ever seen, playing wonderful football with a squad that seems to have very few weak points. The Shite are just a very good Sky team in a season of dreadful Sky teams. The real story has been how inconsistent and under-performing Arsenal, Man U, Chelsea and Spurs have been. The Shite have managed a level of never-say-die consistency that the rest of the also-rans in the Top Six have failed to achieve, but they've also been very lucky.

If the Shite don't win the league this season, I can't imagine they will get it so easy next time around. It was like when Leicester won the title - they were brilliant, but it coincided with most of the Top 6 having poor seasons and/or being in a state of rebuilding. Liverpool are this season's Leicester in that way - only (hopefully) they won't actually win anything. Fair play to them, they've been decent and Klopp knows how to motiviate, but they've been nowhere near the level of City, and have benefited from the dreadful seasons their rivals have had.

Sam Hoare
190 Posted 07/05/2019 at 10:02:09
Michael@189, I'm not sure that's very gracious. Not that anyone should feel compelled to be gracious of course! I am delighted by last night and the prospect of the RS ending up trophyless but it's not fair to compare them to Leicester. The RS have been incredible this season and already have 16 more points than Leicester accrued. They have played some fantastic football and showed an impressive mental resilience at times. Yes, they've had some moments of luck (of course!) but they've also lacked it at times (against Barcelona). They will surely challenge for the title again next season barring catastrophe.

I wish them every possible failure. But I'm not going to kid myself that they are not a superb team currently.

Rob Halligan
191 Posted 07/05/2019 at 10:20:43
People who keep on going on about Pickford's howler at Anfield need to remember one thing: the RS winner against Spurs at the end of March, following a mistake by Lloris, was equally as bad as Pickford's. Lloris actually had hold of the ball in the last few seconds of that match, before dropping it against whoever, to then concede an own goal.

So, while I'm not defending Pickford for one horrendous howler, if Lloris had held onto that ball, then Man City would be Champions this morning.

Ian Jones
192 Posted 07/05/2019 at 10:23:34
Following on from Michael's post above @ 189 and his comment about Liverpool and their 'never-say-die consistency'...I had a quick look at how many extra points Liverpool have picked up this season as a result of scoring in the last 5 minutes of a match + injury time..and it seems about 7 this season.

Chelsea, 89th minute to draw, +1 point.
Everton, 96th minute to win + 2 points
Spurs, 90th minute to win + 2 points
Newcastle, 86th minute to win + 2 points

For as long as I can remember, Liverpool have had this annoying knack of scoring late to alter the course of a game - Man Utd also had the knack, when they were winning all the titles. It's the sign of a good team.

A few seasons ago, we also seemed to be developing this trait. Looking at Martinez's first season, 2013-2014, we secured 12 additional points in the last 6 mins + injury time.

We need to get back to that habit of picking up late points and closing out games without conceding.

Kevin Latham
193 Posted 07/05/2019 at 11:01:31
It's a long time since I posted on here even though I'm on the site a few times a day, but how desperate are those rs knobheads. This idea that they'd have been Champions any other year with the points they have kinda contravenes the sporting law gods.

Many golfers could have argued – but didn't – that if Tiger Woods or Jack Nicklaus hadn't been around then they would have won far more. And that Lewis Hamilton! Why can't he just retire to give the others a chance. What about Roger Federer – how many careers has that twat spoiled by battering all comers. For us oldies, Henry Cooper could have been Heavyweight Champion if Ali had the decency never to have boxed.

The Deludeds don't seem to realise that you just play against the best of your time and give it a shot. I even heard one of them laughed off TalkSPORT because he thought they should have their own trophy even if City win the Prem. Still, as me dear old mum used to say, people like that are more to be pitied.

Tony Abrahams
194 Posted 07/05/2019 at 12:06:54
Mahrez missed a penalty very late in the game at Anfield, and this is why the season is not already over just yet.

City look a bit tired, Leicester reminded me of Bayern Munich, against Liverpool in this season's Champions League. Great when they just had to defend and frustrate, but not so good when they had to come out and play to try and win the game.

But, It's not over till the fat lady sings, and I've even heard a rumour that Liverpool might take a few hundred fans to Brighton on Sunday, to try and attack City's coach again!

Peter Mills
195 Posted 07/05/2019 at 12:10:09
I believe those loveable pranksters were setting off fireworks outside Barca’s hotel in the early hours of the morning.
Tony J Williams
196 Posted 07/05/2019 at 12:42:23
Scrotes of the highest order, but I believe that the Talk Sport thing was just a wind up.

Imagine losing the league and only losing once

Stan Schofield
197 Posted 07/05/2019 at 13:15:48
Regarding the points accrued by City and Liverpool, so far as I can see 4 of those points were effectively gifts by the opposition, and those 4 points were the ones Liverpool got from goalkeeping errors that had very little (arguably nothing) to do with Liverpool's footballing abilities. I can't think of any other points, either City's or Liverpool's, that can be so directly and obviously characterised that way, so in this sense I'm not considering points accruing from other aspects of luck or bad refereeing.

In this sense, as far as I'm concerned Liverpool have at most 90 points, and City are already the de-facto champions.

Now some will say this is a bad argument and I'm just blue-tinted, that the only thing that matters is the points. But I would say it's not just the points, it's also the context in which those points were got. Getting 4 points through random errors from the opposition is not the same as getting 4 points through beautiful and flowing football.

If some Liverpool supporters wish to claim they deserve the title, then other arguments must be considered that put the results into context. And doing that, there is no doubt about the difference in quality between City and Liverpool. City's quality is well represented by their 95 points so far, but Liverpool's quality is not well represented by their 94 points.

Brian Harrison
198 Posted 07/05/2019 at 13:17:10
Well I think City needed something special to win the game and that was something special from Kompany. I thought for the first time this season City looked a little leggy, they werent quite as sharp as normal. Neither Sterling or Aguerro or David Silva were at their brilliant best. Leicester played well and did create a good chance late on which thankfully Ineacho failed to take. I have to say my heart was in my mouth when the ball was played to him.

So onto the last game, to be honest I think it will suit City being away from home. I really cant see them failing at this last hurdle. I fully expect both City and Liverpool to win. But what does Klopp say to his players, if they end up winning nothing after giving their all. Record runner up points mean nothing the glory is in winning not in gallant 2nds. How does he motivate them for next season, come on lads we need to go unbeaten next season what a mammoth ask that would be.

Dave Abrahams
199 Posted 07/05/2019 at 13:30:02
Tony (196), a few years ago under Benitez they only lost twice all season in the league and failed to win it.
James Hughes
200 Posted 07/05/2019 at 13:47:12
Kevin, #193. I love that post sir. cheers

Its true about that Lewis fella, Vettel has been asking him to retire for the past four years.

It's been making me chuckle that one of them actually asked for their own trophy

Jer Kiernan
201 Posted 07/05/2019 at 15:01:06
Funny to note that the general public "loathe" that shower and are hoping City win. Despite all the best efforts and full weight of the print and screen media and officals ( some of their cheating has been appalling ) I note Fabhino appears to be wearing the same brand of "roller skates" as Salah and Mane now

And this for or a team that won fckal in England in near 30 years it is quite an acheivment by their fans and players to have most the footballing public turn on you

Saying that they have an endless well of good fortune to drink from so until Vinnie the Great has the trophy in his hands I will not rest easy

To see the horsey teeth buffon win nowt this year will be a great start to the summer and he is starting to really look like a "nearly" man which is nice too

Dave Abrahams
202 Posted 07/05/2019 at 15:21:30
Kevin (193), I enjoyed your post and your comparisons with champions of different era’s, except for including Henry Cooper among them, Henry had a hell of a punch and put Ali ( or Cassius Clay as he was ) onhis backside, but have a look at Henry’s record, he lost nearly 25% of his fights, and was never a contender for the heavyweight title, too small and too light plus he lost to Floyd Patterson who was slaughtered by Sonny Liston.

Sorry to be so pragmatic as I did enjoy the rest of your post.

Rob Halligan
203 Posted 07/05/2019 at 16:05:19
Fuck me, the Premier league aren't giving up on trying to give the RS a helping hand in their bid to be champions. Their favourite referee, Atkinson is in charge of their game against Wolves. Michael Oliver to referee city game at Brighton.
Jamie Crowley
204 Posted 07/05/2019 at 16:12:39
Surprised they didn't bring Clattenburg back.
Steve Brown
205 Posted 07/05/2019 at 16:15:20
Everyone hates Liverpool due to the deluded arrogance and pomposity of their supporters. No-one likes them amd I haven't met a single supporter from another team who wants them to beat City.
Kevin Latham
206 Posted 07/05/2019 at 18:53:49
Thanks James (202), like I say it’s a while since I’ve posted so your thoughts are very welcome. And Dave (202), fair point sir. I was actually thinking about the fight you refer to regarding Henry Cooper. And as you rightly say, he was too small and too light. My dad used to say that he didn’t have enough about him to get barred out of Dick Jennings pub
Dave Abrahams
207 Posted 07/05/2019 at 19:08:27
Kevin (206), yesI understand what your dad meant although I actually liked Henry’s attitude when Patterson beat him, Floyd was a strange character and after he stopped Henry he went over to help Henry up off the floor, Cooper pushed him away and his attitude was “ You’ve beat me, now do one and leave me with my dignity”.

By the way Kevin where was Dick Jennings pub!!!!

Kevin Latham
208 Posted 07/05/2019 at 19:14:47
Great start to my reposting career getting James’s post number wrong! Sorry mate. Where was VAR when I needed it? Incidentally, we had a new laminate floor fitted today and one of the fitting lads was well pleased telling me how one of his mates was involved in that crowd making noise outside Barca’s hotel in the early hours. What scamps! What a wizard wheeze! Had that happened over there the rs would have marched to Madrid asking them to close down Catalonia
Kevin Latham
209 Posted 07/05/2019 at 19:21:44
Dick Jennings pub was in Hill Street in Toxteth Dave, my dad and his brothers had many a footie argument with the odd red who drank there - they were all Blues obviously. The pub, like so many, closed down some years ago unfortunately.

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