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1 Posted 07/05/2019 at 20:08:40
Where the hell would they be without Origi?
2 Posted 07/05/2019 at 20:09:19
3 Posted 07/05/2019 at 20:26:24
4 Posted 07/05/2019 at 20:32:03
5 Posted 07/05/2019 at 20:35:18
6 Posted 07/05/2019 at 20:37:26
Its funny watching Liverpool and noticing their most influential players are Henderson and Milner on so many occasions, reminds me of Gareth Barry when he ran games for us.
7 Posted 07/05/2019 at 20:40:44
8 Posted 07/05/2019 at 20:41:51
9 Posted 07/05/2019 at 20:41:58
Think of Lee Carsley when we finished 4th also?
In the meantime nice to hear two faced Kopites giving Suarez a warm welcome.
10 Posted 07/05/2019 at 20:44:11
11 Posted 07/05/2019 at 20:47:35
12 Posted 07/05/2019 at 20:50:54
13 Posted 07/05/2019 at 20:58:17
But they will score and put this away.
Deep breaths, my friend. In... out...
14 Posted 07/05/2019 at 20:59:27
They need to bury one of these chances and put it to bed
15 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:03:01
16 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:08:41
17 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:12:03
Theyve got more faces than Jeckyll and Hyde that lot.
18 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:12:12
19 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:14:03
20 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:14:14
21 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:14:50
22 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:15:43
23 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:16:17
24 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:16:20
25 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:16:20
26 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:16:26
27 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:16:41
Its just a shit hole off Breck Road but everyone seems terrified of the Doctor Fun factory
28 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:17:19
29 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:18:12
30 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:18:37
Imagine someone like Schneiderlin scoring two for us in a game like this ?
31 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:19:53
32 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:20:00
Last home defeat was Swansea in March 2017
33 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:20:30
34 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:21:19
35 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:21:35
36 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:21:39
37 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:21:59
38 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:22:53
Spurs have pissed on their chips this season and are dead, whilst Ajax have been good you feel a Final might overwhelm them.
39 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:23:54
40 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:23:58
41 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:24:18
42 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:25:03
43 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:26:26
I know they are a great side, if I didnt despise them so much Id admire what they do.
Klopp has turned unfit Rodgers players into super human athletes that never seem to tire.
44 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:27:38
45 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:28:52
46 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:29:30
The way these are at Anfield, you can see them scoring two more here with ease, Barca look gone.
47 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:30:10
48 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:30:31
The benefits of looking after one's body.
49 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:31:03
50 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:31:54
And another thing: watch Brighton play like it's their Champions League Final on Sunday... Man City to draw and they'll fuck Wolves. Just unreal...
51 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:33:06
52 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:33:46
53 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:34:21
54 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:36:17
Take a look at the videos of them all getting kicked out of the Newcastle end on Saturday night for goading Geordies trying to cause fights, horrible bastards that think the world should bow to them.
55 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:38:27
56 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:38:49
57 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:39:05
58 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:39:16
59 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:39:38
60 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:39:45
61 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:40:00
62 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:40:11
63 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:40:36
64 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:40:40
65 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:41:10
66 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:41:11
67 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:41:19
68 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:41:44
69 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:42:37
70 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:42:41
71 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:42:45
72 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:44:21
73 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:44:39
74 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:45:02
75 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:45:27
Liverpool losing 3-0? They'll probably win 4-3.
Everton winning 3-0? We'll probably lose 4-3.
Such different fortunes!
76 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:45:30
Alright for you Yanks. Yeah, I'm sure it hurts but think of us poor bastards going to work listening to the gloating bastards tomorrow. It's a nightmare!!!
77 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:47:05
We can crow about winning the Under 23 league but, when it comes to first-team performances, the likes of Alexander-Arnold are a million miles away from the likes of Kenny.
78 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:47:45
79 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:47:57
Remember the final in Turkey? We should never be surprised at anything they get. Charmed is an understatement.
80 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:48:22
81 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:50:48
82 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:51:38
I can definitely see City bottling it against Brighton while Liverpool play Wolves off the park.
83 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:52:35
84 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:53:07
I didnt think Id see a Liverpool side that would better the success they had in the 70s or 80s but this current side is getting very close sadly
85 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:54:28
86 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:57:29
87 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:58:02
88 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:58:46
89 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:59:07
90 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:59:40
91 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:59:45
92 Posted 07/05/2019 at 21:59:57
93 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:00:38
94 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:02:00
95 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:03:01
96 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:03:56
97 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:04:30
98 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:04:38
99 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:05:07
100 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:05:19
101 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:05:53
They've won fuck all yet. City win at Brighton and a deflated knacked shite team will have to overcome a very good Ajax team.
It aint over till its over
102 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:06:50
103 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:07:47
104 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:08:42
I want the 'poo to lose every single game as much as any Blue man, woman or child. But I can also acknowledge good football and astonishing resilience and endurance. And this Liverpool team has it in spades. Nowt to do with luck, poor referees or a biased media.
105 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:09:06
106 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:09:19
107 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:09:26
108 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:12:13
My hope is that their success motivates the Everton (sorry pretending to be Koeman) to redouble our efforts. Arsenal's success in the early 90s seemed to kicn Chelsea into gear and that in turn seemed to Spur Tottenham. Hopefully we can kick it up several notches and watch future classics involving us and them rather than City or Barce.
109 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:12:22
110 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:12:27
111 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:12:36
Just hope City scramble past Brighton.
112 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:12:41
I dont think they had a shot after the 4th went in? Fighting for their champions league lives and they come narrow and play crab football.
If that was city they would have had someone hugging the touch line and taking on their man trying to make something happen.
That is why I believe Ronaldo is the GOAT. Messi just looked defeated and disinterested when they needed him most.
113 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:13:03
CITY WILL WIN THE FUCKING LEAGUE.
114 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:13:44
115 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:14:32
That's what good recruitment can do as opposed to our kid in a candy store approach.
116 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:14:34
One difference between Messi and Ronaldo is that Messi seems to throw the towel in when the going gets tough. I've seen it many times for Argentina, saw it last year versus Roma. In contrast, Ronaldo seems to relish those backs-to-the-walls moments
117 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:15:02
118 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:15:09
119 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:15:20
120 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:15:20
Sorry Jim, but they have produced Arnold, who is a fucking brilliant young player, but then who was the last one before that mate?
Pace and power won the night, effort and commitment overcame a team without too many gears, and too much complacency, but when English clubs reigned in Europe, before the European ban, this is exactly how it was done?
I hope Spurs get the final tomorrow night, but Im going to have to lend money off someone (Dave?) because I'm not sure I could be in this City, when the sky reds start getting their flags out.
121 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:15:59
122 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:17:13
Fuckin despise Kopites I really do, hate them with a passion and Im gonna go out on Thursday and buy the shirt of whoever wins tomorrows other semi, Ajax or Spurs and wear it every single day until the Final.
123 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:18:03
124 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:18:39
They've also got Joe Gomez, they had Sterling (OK via QPR but DCL wasn't truly homegrown either) not to mention Fowler, Owen, Carragher, and McManaman in the time we have produced just Rooney of note. It is unpleasant to accept but it is true
125 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:18:45
126 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:19:09
Firstly FUCK IT, ARRGGHHH
second, c'mon Everton sort yourself out and match these twats.
Last of all, night to everyone
please note this was not prefixed by 'good'
127 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:19:46
128 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:20:49
129 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:21:32
130 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:21:40
Remember, we lost our empire and they started to gain theirs at the very time back in 1970-71 when we looked strongest. Clutching at historical straws but it's a night for doing that.
As things stand they have won no more than us or Huddersfield.
131 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:24:28
1. Get the stadium issue on the go and up and running.
2. Lets get some European football and stop worrying about the Europa League being a hindrance.
3.Lets get some top quality footballers in and stop getting never will be's for the reserves.
4.Lets stop pissing around talking about "the kids" (most of them in their early twenties),who are permanent jam for tomorrow who the majority of are barely performing at lower levels.
They're never going to be the answer
Lets act like a so called big club or forever be second best to that shower across the park
132 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:28:29
Honestly, I prefer them to win the league over City. "Being Liverpool" is bad, being a vehicle for sportswashing a human rights abusing regime is worse.
But instead they're going to go and win the fucking Champions' League again.
133 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:28:51
134 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:30:44
However if we are all honest with ourselves, we just knew that could happen.
I hate Liverpool, and so many times they win undeservedly, but unfortunately we can't say it this time.
Wouldn't we love to see Everton have the fitness levels, and the desire to win that their players showed tonight ?
I hate the media commentary we are going to have put up with now, and the classless Liverpool fans exercising their bragging rights to the very limits, but what else would we expect ?
As for Klopp, well it may not be popular on here, but I like him, and wish we had him. He must be an unbelievable motivator, never mind tactical coach.
So what does this all mean for us Evertonians ?
Well, the great thing about football is that in a few months another season starts, and everyone starts off equal.
I'd like us to learn from this game tonight, because it absolutely shows us that passion, intensity, fitness, and a never say die attitude, gets results, and makes you a winner.
135 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:30:48
136 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:31:12
137 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:32:39
138 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:32:47
We can only try, with the same will, to create something enduring for ourselves from now on. There is no choice. Either this puts steel into us or we carry on melting.
139 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:32:52
As much as I hate them their quality of football and mental resilience deserves acknowledgement. They have been superb this season. Lets hope they fall at the final hurdles!
140 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:34:31
People bigging up the shite, others thinking its a good idea to slag our players off - Because that'll change the result.
I'm not having these premature coronations.
When City beat brighton on Sunday I will seek out the gobshites I know and I will offer sincere condolences and I will say "what a pity, you couldnt win at the old lady. . Otherwise you'd have won it"
141 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:35:38
142 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:36:09
Gomez was from Charlton, but it wasnt my point anyway, read Tony Hill first paragraph @130, because it makes a lot more sense than blaming ourselves, and I also believe the more you concentrate on yourself, then the better you should become, so fuck Liverpool, because we are fucking Everton!
143 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:38:21
144 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:38:50
Great points made.
Martin Samuel had a small column on us in the Mail today about it being pathetic so many think its a good thing that we have actually finished below newly promoted Wolves (how the hell that can be a good thing?) and miss out on the Europa League.
Samuel goes on to say if a club the size of Everton cant cope with European demands then whats the point?
Its a pathetic attitude and all we are playing for every season is finishing 8th to avoid Europe if thats the way to go?
How about Everton got onto Europe next season and actually prepare for it better next season and try and win it?
Christ in a crunch, if a shite Arsenal team can get to the Semi Final and likely Finalists, then who knows what Everton could do with a bit of bottle and belief.
145 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:40:06
City will comfortably beat Brighton, and what happens at Analfield will have no consequence, even if the shite stuff Wolves 10 - 0.
146 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:41:19
I was fortunate to be at the CWC semi against Bayern in 85 and it is a night that will live with me forever.
I was at the QPR game when we won the league in 85 and at Carrow Road when we won again in 87. These are days that I still remember. I queued up for hours to get into the Street End for the QPR game and just as we were going in, my dad got kicked by a police horse. He was in agony for the whole match but rode the pain to see the joy of winning the league.
I was 16 when I went on the coach with my mates to Carrow Road and I still remember my mate Sid trying to revise for his O Levels on the way. I didnt take any revision: hes now a consultant Dr and Im not but when psycho scored the winner it was worth it.
I want my son, now 14, to have the memories Ive been lucky enough to have.
147 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:41:36
The coach must have known that RS had nothing to lose and would throw the kitchen sink at them but he and his players played right into RS's hands.
Now gobshite Klopp will probably get a knighthood.
It's been a season in Champions league of shocking results but this takes the biscuit.
148 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:45:14
Im working away the next 2 days, thank God, but its gonna be the pits now.
Dembeles misses late on last week,proved very costly, but its the manner that never changes.
Im thinking now which team will be the better one for them to play, and personally I reckon Ajax, but they are an up and coming team, may be the birth of a new golden era in Dutch football.
Regardless lets hope a City do the business at Brighton, thats got to happen, else it will be time to emigrate..
149 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:45:47
Read some of the forums and the hostility towards the Shite reaches ToffeeWeb levels.
As I said earlier, Kopites caused mayhem at Newcastle on Saturday night and some videos showed violence between them and Newcastle fans both inside and outside St James Park, but because its Liverpool fans not a word is said in the papers, yet a couple of scraps we had at Millwall was all over the news.
Still beggars belief how not a single arrest was made after last years attack on the Man City team bus.
150 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:46:35
151 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:46:35
152 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:47:10
153 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:48:34
154 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:49:07
We will only do that if we can all get behind the team though, so lets stop giving Liverpool too much thought and lets start concentrating on EVERTON FC!
155 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:50:02
Still unbelievable and totally gutted - Barca just didnt turn up.
City wont bottle at home so all hope now on Ajax to do a repeat of ‘95. Cant see spurs getting to the final anyway.
Always knew hiring Klopp would be a turning point for them. Like him or loath him he consistently gets the best out of the players he manages. Theyd run through a brick wall for him. Cant say that of any Everton manager in at least 20 odd years!
Come on Ajax!!
156 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:54:21
157 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:57:33
I know you will already know this, but you only had to be at Goodson the other week against United, to see how important this side of the game really is?
I dont know the stats tonight, (I hate stats, but not this one though) but when we played United, every Everton player ran about 750 meters, more than every United player, and it didnt half show by the end.
158 Posted 07/05/2019 at 23:00:23
159 Posted 07/05/2019 at 23:01:25
160 Posted 07/05/2019 at 23:02:19
It's City's to win or lose.
161 Posted 07/05/2019 at 23:08:11
Was convinced they were playing at home. Shit!
162 Posted 07/05/2019 at 23:12:40
Agreed. The lack of energy was a big issue under Martinez and Koeman. Silva seems to have addressed that. Earlier this year even it was an issue as stats showed we never got the second ball but that has changed. Its amazing how many goals you get if you anticipate the keeper spilling it and run in. Or how many you save if you do the same at your own end. Quality is key but work rate makes a big difference
163 Posted 07/05/2019 at 23:12:48
164 Posted 07/05/2019 at 23:15:51
Their revenue is so much higher than ours, its the board, Brands and Silvas job to return us back up there as well. A daunting task...
I just pray its not the double next weekend.
165 Posted 07/05/2019 at 23:18:24
166 Posted 07/05/2019 at 23:22:05
Praying City do the business at Brighton.
Then we can summon the Gods to grant us deliverance next season, starting with Ajax beating them in the Champions League final, assuming they see off Spurs.
Football is a funny old game..
167 Posted 07/05/2019 at 23:37:38
168 Posted 07/05/2019 at 23:38:21
I just knew they would score when Arnold, just went forward at pace when Alba, gave the ball away so cheaply.
Just read how they sold us the wrong left back, so thats a good place for us to start from next season!
169 Posted 07/05/2019 at 23:39:43
Spurs though, will be in next season's CL, while we ponder who we will be playing in the second round of the carabao cup. Everyone, club and fans alike, need to start thinking big, and pretty dam quick. The EL should be our minimum target at least at the start of every season. Those that don't like the EL because it means playing Thursday then Sunday, then tough shit. Beggars can't be choosers. Who knows when we will qualify for the EL, never mind the CL, and we have to be prepared to have a good to at it when it arrives.
This season we, in my opinion anyway, should have finished above Wolves. Forget the fact that everyone thinks they may have played more enterprising football, this is a team that lost home and away to Huddersfield. Huddersfield FFS, a team that have only won three games all season.
This is Everton football club we are talking about here. One of the biggest clubs in English football, a club steeped in tradition, a club who are fourth in terms of league titles won, a club who have spent four years out of one hundred and forty one years in the top flight of English football. We should be in Europe every year, and it Fucking pisses me right off watching those RS bastards year after year challenging for all the top trophies, while some on here belittle the Europa league. You've got to be in it to win it, so let's qualify for it in twelve months time and go and win it.
170 Posted 07/05/2019 at 23:42:03
Any team in from the championship would have offered more resistance than them tonight.
171 Posted 07/05/2019 at 23:48:38
172 Posted 07/05/2019 at 23:50:26
173 Posted 07/05/2019 at 23:53:02
174 Posted 07/05/2019 at 23:55:51
"Sunday is only going one way after that"
I'm not interested in people bowing and scraping to them . . . and lets make them win the final before we hand over the European silverware too
175 Posted 07/05/2019 at 00:01:31
There is a delicious irony that Suarez' deliberate kick on Robertson resulted in Wijnaldum being subbed on at half-time. That coupled with Suarez' tame shot when through on goal means that however bad any of you feel, Luis Suarez must be feeling worse. Terrific. And being an Everton fan right now might be a slight struggle, but those Barcelona fans must be all over the place.
176 Posted 07/05/2019 at 00:03:51
Anyway, I just hope Spurs get to the final so the media have to at least pretend to be even-handed. If it's Ajax v RS, we're going to have to put up with weeks of hysteria from all the RS Sky wankers. So, come on Spurs, make it an all-English final and we won't have every pundit telling us we need to get behind the shite.
177 Posted 07/05/2019 at 00:06:35
...I believe it stems from them taking the name of our city...and us the name of a hectare of a district block with some flats in it.
Just er sayin like.
Kenwright out still eh ??
178 Posted 07/05/2019 at 00:06:42
I watched Silva going round the crowd on Friday, and he wasn't at all carried away, there was no nonsense, no daft celebration of what I think he knows was a bit of a non-event of a season.
Amid the Reds carnival, let's keep in mind that we are showing signs of rediscovering our founding spirit, one that has been dormant in my opinion for about 50- 60 years. We should remember, above all, the Anfield derby. Disastrous at the end, but the true rebirth of Everton I believe. For the first time since the early/mid 60s we fronted up and were more attractive than them and for parts of it we took the piss.
For those of a certain age, the shite have never been better than us, they know nothing of grace and elegance, nothing of the deeper magic. They were fine tonight, but they are still new money.
179 Posted 07/05/2019 at 00:07:29
180 Posted 08/05/2019 at 00:13:18
Despite the fact some want bring forward the coronation/s. I'm holding on to the fact that they have won nothing yet.
"3-0 down and coming back against Barca and we`d be crowing if we did that"
Fucking right we would, but you can bet your life THEY wouldnt be doing it for us
181 Posted 08/05/2019 at 00:27:16
182 Posted 08/05/2019 at 00:29:11
183 Posted 08/05/2019 at 00:30:51
184 Posted 08/05/2019 at 00:31:48
185 Posted 08/05/2019 at 00:32:26
186 Posted 08/05/2019 at 00:40:13
Na lets be the "nice" Evertonians they've been taking the piss out of for years and pat them on the back
187 Posted 08/05/2019 at 01:00:16
That said, "they" have again boosted themselves into internationally reported glories wholly unknown to us since Heysel whilst we, on this site, continue to adore Unsy, Big Dunc and, by direct association, their backer Kenwright as we churn out Premier League mediocrity year after year after decade even though they all allegedly "get" Everton.
By way of stark contrast Liverpool have no former players or "boy" supporters anywhere near their back-room staff but while they have to endure the reality of playing for the top trophy in European football and maybe winning the league we're supposed to content ourselves with a double in the reserves' competitions and a patronising pat on the back for a bit of an effort to look after a few (and it's sad that it's only a few among the many) really needy Liverpool residents dependent on our charity.
Oh well, maybe we'll all go to a blue Heaven after enduring an Earth-bound red Hell for all these decades.
188 Posted 08/05/2019 at 01:49:45
But the fact remains, nobody, not even them, gave them a chance at 3 clear goals. You have to though, however gudgingly (and it is) give them credit for beating what was put in front of them. Which when alls said and done is all you can do.
The psychological ball is now out of citys court and in theirs. Klopps team talk writes its self...a GD of 4?? A piece of piss Vs Wolves lads out you go.
The perfect nightmare is a step closer.
189 Posted 08/05/2019 at 02:18:24
190 Posted 08/05/2019 at 02:29:47
191 Posted 08/05/2019 at 02:31:19
192 Posted 08/05/2019 at 02:44:25
As for “them” we cant have it both ways. We slag them off as bitter and obsessed with ridiculing us, but then slag each other of for now being bitter. I dont think anyone on here is remotely happy the RS won but you can and should have respect for your opponents. If we take the contrary view that they are cheating, murdereous, shit bags as opposed to a good team, then where is the joy in beating them at football as opposed to beating them into a pulp? And we cant beat them into a pulp cause then we will be murderous scum bags. So if we keep to football, yeah theyre good so I will be especially pleased when we beat them
193 Posted 08/05/2019 at 02:52:00
By the thousand with all kinds of protest demonstrations they moved heaven and earth to run those cancers out of the city. What we saw last night was the result of those efforts.
We were under the yoke of bullshit Bill and his tax dodging mates and supinely accepted his crap and self serving lies.
Had we a fraction of the gobshites pride and fighting spirit we could have, er, eff! it I am wasting my time!
194 Posted 08/05/2019 at 04:25:35
195 Posted 08/05/2019 at 05:04:37
196 Posted 08/05/2019 at 06:46:43
Beggars cant be choosers Rob, I totally understand were you are coming from with that one mate, and now we havent got an owner who had to beg, steal and borrow, then hopefully the mindset of the fans is about to change?
Anyone see the yacht in the River Mersey yesterday? Come on Farhad, introduce us to your very rich partner!
197 Posted 08/05/2019 at 07:06:40
199 Posted 08/05/2019 at 07:14:46
Most watched, like myself, wondering how Barca could show so little fight in such a game.
I won't go into the qualities of the red side and their horrendous freak of a coach, but the unthinkable is possible. City are dragging themselves through games, and I hope they have enough left to beat Brighton. At least the Seagulls are safe and don't need the win to stay up.
How Liverpool are still so fresh and energetic is beyond me.
Spurs squeezed past City the other week despite not being the better team. Ajax seem fearless and could be the side to upset Liverpool in a final.
However, Spurs could still go through and could still edge out the Kopites in a one-off game.
Of course social media and the radio is now awash with the grating romantics self-obsessing about their wonderous achievement.
I have cousins in Australia celebrating, sister-in-law posting minute-by-minute updates on how she had to get up early and watch it again. (hasn't been to Anfield for 20 years (apart from the tour!)
She works in (Liverpool) council office and told me she could get EFC tickets if I ever wanted any! I'd rather stick pins in my eyes than get one through her, ever though I love her to bits.
They just don't see the smugness, the righteousness and the entitlement that they spurt out in buckets.
I just thank my lucky stars that round here, it's life as normal...until I put the radio on.
200 Posted 08/05/2019 at 07:51:59
201 Posted 08/05/2019 at 08:18:18
A few years back Liverpool were celebrating a home draw against West Brom and the man that led them then is now leading them to these heights. An awful lot of respect combined with a large dollop of jealousy is called for.
However, the reason that this is inspirational is manifold for us. I grew up on the outskirts of Liverpool in the '60s & '70s. At that time the city was almost literally melting in front of our eyes. A redundant massive port, lost grandeur, lost importance with maybe two internationally recognised big businesses left, Fords and Vauxhalls. 30% unemployment. 30%!! The only thing that seemed to represent us with pride were our football teams, first Everton and then that lot, then us again. Sustained by sheer fanaticism we still dined at the top tables of world footy.
Then came the Premier League and money. Clubs owned by people with unlimited money. I clearly remember the speculation that Man U, then Chelsea and now ManC would rule forever. All come from places were there is a least twice as much spending money as there is on Merseyside - many times more in London. Our clubs subsided, unable to keep up apart from the occasional cup. Liverpool can no more charge its local population £750 for a season ticket than we can - they go to rich outsiders.
Last night proves that it can be done, even against the richest. The fact that Liverpool can do it means that we can do it, and we now have the investment to give us a chance. Not many believe it can be done - perhaps giving us as much chance as pretty much anyone gave that lot last night, but it was done and history was made.
Like I said - let this be an inspiration for us and Everton FC.
202 Posted 08/05/2019 at 08:19:01
At Anfield we gave them a fucking real scare and did it playing some beautiful controlled football. Lets ditch the inferiority complex and let's become their bogey team. We are heading in the right direction and with further team building in the summer we can ambush them next season.
203 Posted 08/05/2019 at 08:51:35
204 Posted 08/05/2019 at 09:14:51
Added to the fact that Barcelona are far from the team they once were, with aging players, a so so manager and the fact they had to come to Anfield where much greater teams than them have crumbled, I thought they had a decent chance of losing this game and the tie, told my Liverpool mates on Monday night I was having a dabble on them, so it was not a great surprise that they went through, hopefully Spurs will win tonight, I think they will give Liverpool a harder game than Ajax, and even win the cup. So I won a few pound that I honestly would have preferred to lose but will have another bet on the final but it definitely wont be on Liverpool.
205 Posted 08/05/2019 at 09:58:59
As great as Ajax have been I dont think theyll be able to handle the speed and velocity which Liverpool will hit them.
Spurs should have got a result at Anfield, perhaps even won the game so they know how to handle them more and would be out for revenge.
206 Posted 08/05/2019 at 10:39:48
207 Posted 08/05/2019 at 10:48:53
Every sodding Aussie I meet is a Liverpool fan. It makes me sick. I cannot overstate just how much I loathe that club and every last one of their fans.
208 Posted 08/05/2019 at 11:09:34
3 of Liverpools goals last night came from a bad Barcelona pass, I personally think they set up wrong from the off. It was obvious Liverpool had to go for it and would pressure every fancy Barca pass, and they did, they caused mistakes. Barca should of played 5 at the back, 2 holding and just had messi and Suarez up front. Two quality players but they are never going to track back and help defend. Simple fact is, Barca got it wrong. Also trying to play close passing football on the edge of their own box, not for me. But Liverpool got that luck they needed. A tap on from Origi, a deflected cross and keeper error, and an unmarked header. The corner goal is still a confusing one to me because I think in the interests of sportmanship surly you cant walk away from a corner and the run back and take it, I wonder what would happen if a player did that on the run up to a penalty. I get its very clever and all but to me its a bit deceitful and disrespectful to an opponent.
But they rode their luck and got the job done. You cant fault Liverpool for that. Milan, Dortmund, Olympiakos, West Ham cup final, now Barca. They always find a way to get the job done when needed. Fair play to them but their fans are something else. Setting fireworks off outside hotels, smashing buses up in the way to games, when will someone take retrospective action against them. Lets just hope they have ran themselves into the ground tonight and mess up against Wolves on Sunday and City win the league and then whoever meets them in the final beats them. Then we can all wave bottles at them next season at Goodison. Be great wouldnt it.
209 Posted 08/05/2019 at 11:14:15
So it could well be 2 English teams competing in the final of both the Champions league and the Europa league, just to underline how strong the Premier league is. I just hope that Spurs get through to the final as I fear Liverpool will blow Ajax away. Also please please City no slip ups on Sunday 3-0 at halftime will calm my nerves considerably.
210 Posted 08/05/2019 at 11:36:38
211 Posted 08/05/2019 at 11:49:55
Liverpool have not been in top form lately but have good results through sheer commitment and perseverance. Ajax are on top form and very confident, while Spurs are used to their style of play. So, I am confident that they can both handle the shite in the final.
212 Posted 08/05/2019 at 12:14:18
213 Posted 08/05/2019 at 12:17:19
It's taken years but at least the vast majority of RS fans finally agree with what we were saying years ago that Suarez is a nasty, vicious cheat who has no class.
What annoys me about the RS fans is that a few weeks ago it was the league that mattered. Now that they have just climbed a, err fountain, this is the one to have.
Still, we've got the enjoyment of a shiny new statue of three of our greatest players from nearly 50 years ago to keep us going and a possible double for the U23s. What I want, is a statue being unveiled of a player or manager from modern times who has helped get our club back to the summit of English football. I love our history but we need a future. I don't want a DVD celebrating 13 years of mediocrity. Can we not even get some designs of BMD out there yet? Give us something FFS!
214 Posted 08/05/2019 at 12:39:19
215 Posted 08/05/2019 at 15:56:46
EFC should have had 2 draws without a goal conceded against them this season and until recently our defence had been crap - Millwall anybody.
So lets get things into proportion - they have not dominated in Europe this season - witness their efforts in the group stage. A one off final abroad, not at Anfield is another thing entirely. My gut tells me they will win but my gut's not always right. Klopps record in finals is awful. So please don't crown them yet and wait and see.
You can all get on the IOM ferry with me after the final if they do win it - though it might be very full as will JL Airport with BNs heading North for the summer.
Before I go a quick message to Seamus Duffy - u know what to do son don't you !
216 Posted 08/05/2019 at 16:31:51
217 Posted 08/05/2019 at 16:48:42
The away goal rule is crucial and neither team needed it last night but both teams could easily have gotten it.
Right at the death in the Noucamp, Dembele missed an easy chance to have made it four and I thought then it could be costly knowing RS's scoring prowess this season.
Funnily enough RS only scraped through the group stage thanks to Napoli not converting a very late chance in the final game.
Yes, I know we are being cynical but truth be known you ride your luck and RS do it better than any other club. One only has to remember Origi's 96th minute heartbreaker at Analfield.
They shouldn't now have any trouble with Spurs or Ajax in the final especially if it's Spurs with their missing stars.
If it's Ajax then let's not forget the teams they beat this season when they were underdogs then but realistically RS have the most to lose given the investment in players their owners have made.
Anyway the Prem. is the big thing so let's not see anything crazy happening on Sunday.
Wolves have beaten RS once this season in a Mickey Mouse competition but have absolutely no incentive against RS so it just comes down to City showing who is the better team.
218 Posted 08/05/2019 at 17:06:22
219 Posted 08/05/2019 at 17:21:20
It never ceases to amaze me how fellow blues get so bent out of shape by another team. I come from a mixed family of reds & blues. I have to listen to them all the time, but I don't resent their joy, I just wish I could I have some of it too for my team.
My grandson asked me on Friday night why some people at Goodison were wearing Barcelona scarves with Messi's name on when we were playing Burnley. I tried not to answer because quite frankly it makes me feel embarrassed. Such gloating has. Come back to haunt us.
I want Everton to do well and whilst I would prefer our neighbours not to succeed, I try not to let it make me and mine be miserable if they do win a trophy.
For those of us who lived through the 70's and 80's when they really were the powerhouse, their current 'success' is somewhat overstated.
If only I could see Goodison dressed in champions league livery and hear that soaring anthem. I might then believe we were back in the big time.
Just think how many people worldwide watched that match last night. Wouldn't it be great to see our own blue boys given such prominence one in a while?
Maybe we should stop trying to belittle them and accept that they are ahead of us right now. Sadly they have a top manager and a plan we can only dream of.
I just want to beat them once in a while, I love my brother but I would like to buy him a pint after a derby match and say - never mind eh?
220 Posted 08/05/2019 at 17:24:55
221 Posted 08/05/2019 at 17:33:07
But in the end the prospect of being a saddo alone in pub mumbling about "them" would do sod all to make us better.
I just say well done in Norwegian! For me, retaining a bit of perspective is important and most of all, humour is the best defence until we overtake them.
Then I will sing on my celestial cloud!
222 Posted 08/05/2019 at 17:57:14
223 Posted 08/05/2019 at 18:08:16
224 Posted 08/05/2019 at 18:22:44
They have got to where we want to be and have done so by scouting well, spending wisely and getting a strong team ethic throughout the club. Klopp, for all his histrionics is inspirational.
More than anything though ( and I am not biased when I say this!!!) they get every scrap of good fortune going- how did Barca miss that chance in the last minute in Spain, how did their defence switch off for the fourth goal, how did Barca fall to pieces from the start last night, how does Wiljnaldum climb high to score a header- mind boggling!!
That team last night was ordinary and I would fancy us to beat them if faced with the same eleven players. We should try not to get too hacked off (I nearly threw up at the final whistle) and take heart that one day we can do the same.
225 Posted 08/05/2019 at 18:23:37
226 Posted 08/05/2019 at 18:27:45
Grand Old Team is the only club song I've ever heard, for any team in any sport, that mentions another team.
227 Posted 08/05/2019 at 18:29:07
Hmmm What about Origi Henderson & Shaquiri level players?
You see a good percentage of that truth involves self belief and a mental attitude m involving not giving in and believing you can win whatever the odds.
228 Posted 08/05/2019 at 18:32:44
That complete dickhead 'DaveK' which I'm sure many of you are aware of over on Grand Old Team is always making that mistake by giving us chapter and verse as how they are going to lose every round and that beaut is always fucking wrong. Other blues make the same mistake.
Last night proved once again why you shouldn't ever give it the big 'un were they are concerned until they're actually out.
229 Posted 08/05/2019 at 18:55:13
230 Posted 08/05/2019 at 18:55:29
‘Stuck with Moyes, stuck with Moyes Man United was another of our songs.
Or how about: ‘we all hate mancs
Or ‘we hate Nottingham Forest we hate...
231 Posted 08/05/2019 at 19:01:25
232 Posted 08/05/2019 at 19:04:21
233 Posted 08/05/2019 at 19:06:33
Or how about ‘who the fuck are Man United
Or ‘Tottenhams always running. Chelseas running too but when you come to xxx well be running after you”
Or ‘blue and white shite blue and and white shite
234 Posted 08/05/2019 at 19:08:51
235 Posted 08/05/2019 at 19:30:27
I was (and remain) disgusted.
You don't need to be Sherlock to work out who they were, and in one case remain, inputting the benefit of his, erm, "experience" into our squad's mindset.
236 Posted 08/05/2019 at 19:40:13
Best wishes to everyone who can handle the Shite winning and think it's embarrassing to dwell on it. I'm hoping that one day I can be that mature. As it is, in my 50s, I still get as wound up by the other lot as I did when I was 8. Thankfully, I've stopped crying after the match, but I haven't stopped hurting. It seems to come with the territory - a football fan has to hate as much as they love.
237 Posted 08/05/2019 at 19:51:49
What I do not think, though, is that it is a thread or site to say, fair play, well done, fine performance. If you admire what they have done, go on to one of their odious websites, introduce your self as a blue, and wallow in their condescension..
238 Posted 08/05/2019 at 20:04:51
239 Posted 08/05/2019 at 20:07:13
240 Posted 08/05/2019 at 20:14:40
241 Posted 08/05/2019 at 20:37:31
242 Posted 08/05/2019 at 20:39:33
243 Posted 08/05/2019 at 20:42:06
They've taken care of Madrid, Juve and now Tottenham. There may be happy ending yet, if they can hold their nerve in the final.
I'm sure the press will already have LPLs name on the cup, but these will be no pushovers.
244 Posted 08/05/2019 at 21:03:00
245 Posted 08/05/2019 at 21:03:17
We must hope the shite and their cheerleaders get overconfident.
246 Posted 08/05/2019 at 21:05:19
247 Posted 08/05/2019 at 21:22:45
248 Posted 08/05/2019 at 21:22:53
249 Posted 08/05/2019 at 21:41:19
Redrobe is better than Eusebio
And Tranmere are in for a thrashing
250 Posted 08/05/2019 at 21:57:53
251 Posted 08/05/2019 at 21:59:37
252 Posted 08/05/2019 at 22:00:59
253 Posted 08/05/2019 at 22:01:52
254 Posted 08/05/2019 at 22:01:57
255 Posted 08/05/2019 at 22:04:29
Serious question posed by the American:
Surely this is the greatest set of semi-finals in any Champions League, or competition ever? Literally in all of recorded history.
Has to be!
How did this happen again?!
256 Posted 08/05/2019 at 22:04:31
257 Posted 08/05/2019 at 22:04:46
258 Posted 08/05/2019 at 22:05:27
259 Posted 08/05/2019 at 22:08:56
260 Posted 08/05/2019 at 22:09:45
261 Posted 08/05/2019 at 22:10:29
262 Posted 08/05/2019 at 22:11:38
Much much harder game for them.
263 Posted 08/05/2019 at 22:12:17
Seriously what are the odds?
And two English teams in the final now.
This is just surreal. Unworldly. This just doesn't happen.
This is where I tell you fine, fine people that you have the greatest sport in the world. It is. I love my NFL, my hockey, my college football, all of it. But there's nothing like soccer when you get games like this. Nothing.
264 Posted 08/05/2019 at 22:13:22
I commended the shite last night. So hats off to Spurs tonight especially as they looked the worst team for 3 of the 4 halves over the tie.
265 Posted 08/05/2019 at 22:14:33
Perfectly scripted like WWF!
266 Posted 08/05/2019 at 22:14:59
I'll say this though, I bet Spurs don't get the coverage them bastards got today. It was fucking nauseating... cameras in the dressing room, etc Come on, Spurs.
267 Posted 08/05/2019 at 22:16:14
268 Posted 08/05/2019 at 22:17:46
what hockey team do you follow?
269 Posted 08/05/2019 at 22:17:56
In a word..Yes
270 Posted 08/05/2019 at 22:18:06
271 Posted 08/05/2019 at 22:19:12
I wonder if the press will bang on about this like they did last night. Ok it's not Barcalona, but they were away and only had 45 minutes to turn it round. . .
On the Guardian sports webpage, there are 17 different stories about last night's match - 17!
There are quite a lot of posters saying we shouldn't be bothered by what that lot are doing. . . that's their opinion, they don't have to come onto this thread. For me, I had a rednose work colleague at my desk first thing this morning, enquiring as to whether I enjoyed the match. I work in Telford and there's no bloody escape from them!
272 Posted 08/05/2019 at 22:19:21
273 Posted 08/05/2019 at 22:19:31
Soccer, football, tomAto, toMAHto.
Boston Bruins. Born in Boston. Hoping this is our year by the way.. .
274 Posted 08/05/2019 at 22:19:44
The RS would have been licking thier lips at the prospect of tearing into thier defence. At least Spurs are experienced enough to put up a good fight and have an excellent manager. Klopp won't be too pleased.
275 Posted 08/05/2019 at 22:20:44
It's football mate, never soccer lol.
276 Posted 08/05/2019 at 22:22:00
All of Mouras Goals though we superb, pace and his feet were beyond real.
Everton will paste them 6-0 Sunday, Arsenal will pip them to fourth on goal difference and they will need to win the final to stay in the CL.
Yes thats how it will happen.
277 Posted 08/05/2019 at 22:26:28
What a Champions League campaign this has been for sheer drama!
278 Posted 08/05/2019 at 22:26:51
279 Posted 08/05/2019 at 22:30:49
Ive seen it many a time before when Everton have gone away to these sides that look disinterested, I recall Highbury on the last day in 2002 when Arsenal had just won the league the week earlier, looked visibly pissed yet they beat us 4-3.
Sunday would be a great way to go out with a statement and a bang but this is Everton away to the top sides dont forget?
280 Posted 08/05/2019 at 22:32:11
Jamie, I lived in a Winnipeg 91-96 so caught a lot of jets games. Remember seeing Cam Neely and Ray Bourque play. Thats the good thing living in North America, you get to pick another 3 teams to follow, law of averages says at least one of them will go well. Not that keen on basketball but at the time l was over l did enjoy watching the Blue Jays at that time. Got into NFL a bit later but never settled on a favouri
281 Posted 08/05/2019 at 22:32:33
282 Posted 08/05/2019 at 22:33:59
283 Posted 08/05/2019 at 22:35:33
284 Posted 08/05/2019 at 22:39:16
285 Posted 08/05/2019 at 22:47:07
I was on holiday the other week, totally outnumbered by Liverpudlians, but I wouldnt give in to them. It was just before the champions leg game between spurs and City at the Etihad, and I was telling them that Spurs, were going to win the cup.
Getting loads I was, with your fuckin mad being the most common shout, but hopefully Ill get to be right one time in my life, as long as Spurs havent used up all of their luck, haha!
286 Posted 08/05/2019 at 22:48:21
287 Posted 08/05/2019 at 22:50:31
288 Posted 08/05/2019 at 22:50:56
289 Posted 08/05/2019 at 22:53:56
Winnipeg fans are absolutely fantastic. If you're gonna do the NHL, that's one hell of a city to do it in.
Cam Neely, Ray Bourque - Bruin legends. None hold a candle to the immortal Bobby Orr mate. My childhood hero, he redefined the defenseman. One moment he's all the way up the ice attacking, the next, after just blinking and you think he's out of position, he's skating backwards breaking up play in position. As they'd say in New England, "That fahkin' guy was wicked good!"
Regarding the use of "soccer", I often interchange the two words of "soccer" and "football". Whatever comes out first is fine by me.
Were I over there, I'd only say football. But living here, soccer just comes out. It's an entirely English word, so I find it amusing the English so often correct Americans when they use "soccer".
I totally get it, and I'm not being critical. But I do say both, and at 49 years old can't be arsed to try and change my ways.
Does anyone else actually feel fortunate to have seen these last three days of "football"? I do. Just amazing. Any fan of the game can't have any complaints. To be clear I'm still pissed the rs won, make no mistake about that. But what a three days!
290 Posted 08/05/2019 at 22:55:25
Lets trust to Jurgens talent as a losing finalist.
291 Posted 08/05/2019 at 23:00:22
They only need a point to claim fourth although they have a much better goal difference than the Gooners.
They haven't had a draw all season and Poch. may rest a few.
Everton may finish in style. Let's hope so.
292 Posted 08/05/2019 at 23:09:24
I'm not sure I agree with that.
We are talking about the same Spurs team who knocked out Manchester City, aren't we?
I like Spurs' odds more than I would have Ajax's.
293 Posted 08/05/2019 at 23:12:10
The only problem, and let's be honest, its a massive problem, is convincing top players to join us knowing there's no European football next season. Hopefully Gomes will sign. We probably need to replace Zouma, sign a top quality striker and convince Gueye to stay. I don't think we need to sign as many players as we did last summer as, having watched the U23's earlier on, one or two of them could be promoted to the first team squad as back up.
294 Posted 08/05/2019 at 23:12:55
295 Posted 08/05/2019 at 23:31:26
296 Posted 08/05/2019 at 23:34:25
297 Posted 08/05/2019 at 23:37:00
298 Posted 08/05/2019 at 23:40:34
299 Posted 08/05/2019 at 23:43:06
Just 1 win each, just 1 win 🤞🤞
300 Posted 08/05/2019 at 23:48:37
301 Posted 09/05/2019 at 00:08:53
On another note we need to sort Gomes out fast as every man and his dog are now reportedly after him. We can do a Spurs next season if we can sign and keep top players.
302 Posted 09/05/2019 at 00:59:23
If you or anyone else needs me to spell it out I'm scouse and have TOTAL support for the club I've been a fan of since being eight years old in 1963, but given the antics and personnel delivered under Kenwright I just can't see us ever getting close to CL success. and he and his acolytes are still there.
That seriously pisses me off because I put the success or failure of any club (or business) at the feet of those in charge, and for the past twenty years Kenwright's been our, erm, top man.
Liverpool decades ago binned their so-called legendary "boot-room" management model and are now reaping rewards beyond anything we realistically aspire to. We, courtesy of Kenwright, adopted the "boot-room" model when they's binned it but instead of Shankley and Paisley, who won serial European trophies, he employed the likes of Ferguson. Go figure!
303 Posted 09/05/2019 at 06:51:15
304 Posted 09/05/2019 at 06:58:48
Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I believe that the word "soccer" is American in origin being a shortening of Association as in Association Football.
305 Posted 09/05/2019 at 07:47:22
306 Posted 09/05/2019 at 08:12:52
Klopp has been clever, especially by going out of the FA Cup early, because he knows that his teams main asset is intensity, and thats why alls hes done since he got to England, is moan about the congested fixture list.
Its worked for him though because whilst Everton played four games in ten days over Xmas, his own team played four in fifteen days.
Silva might have managed in England, but never over Xmas, and although he might say his squad wasnt big or strong enough, he never rotated his squad well enough until it was too late, so hopefully our manager has learned?
307 Posted 09/05/2019 at 08:26:58
308 Posted 09/05/2019 at 08:30:07
Soccer is actually an English term.
It came about as a shortened form of "association football" to differentiate it from "rugby football."
Initially "assoccer" and "rugby" they became "soccer" and "rugger," colloquially.
309 Posted 09/05/2019 at 08:36:30
So perhaps we're not as ill-suited to the Europa as I, amongst others, have said during the run-in for 7th?
310 Posted 09/05/2019 at 08:48:47
I attended the first leg of the Barca Liverpool semi final, I have an expensive annual membership and once in a blue moon I can shell out the money to purchase tickets for the Champions League games. Barca are a tired old team with too many players on the decline, they rode there luck on the night and were lucky to come out with a 3 - 0 victory. When leaving the stadium I could not help thinking that our proposed new stadium could be a game changer for our club.
If in a few years time Silva has proven himself and we are playing in front of 60.000 in our new stadium then all things are possible.
311 Posted 09/05/2019 at 09:28:56
Clubs like Spurs and Liverpool are NOT the models to follow, because these clubs have won nothing for some time, and their only consistency is one of being 'nearly men'. One of them will of course win a trophy this season, the mis-named 'Champions League' in which the two finalists have not been domestic champions for donkey's years.
Care needs to be taken not to absorb the media hype about these clubs. We're aiming for genuine consistent achievement at the top level, not media hype.
312 Posted 09/05/2019 at 09:32:19
313 Posted 09/05/2019 at 09:32:27
314 Posted 09/05/2019 at 09:44:09
315 Posted 09/05/2019 at 12:46:39
316 Posted 09/05/2019 at 18:27:08
Just looking at their website now.
There are 5 joint stories about the final/results.
There are 9 stories about Spurs.
There are 4 stories about Liverpool.
Unsurprisingly the Spurs result is not being reported with the same vigour.
Sorry being being ocd about this, but the amount of media coverage they get really gets on my proverbials!
317 Posted 09/05/2019 at 18:42:51
Incidentally a friend of mine, [unfortunately not with us any more] was under the impression that the term was an Australian one, because the national team were known as the 'Socceroos.' I wish I had a pound for every time I have had to correct those who considered it to be of American origin.
318 Posted 09/05/2019 at 18:44:43
319 Posted 09/05/2019 at 18:47:50
320 Posted 09/05/2019 at 18:52:03
321 Posted 09/05/2019 at 18:58:39
322 Posted 09/05/2019 at 19:17:59
John you're not the first and won't be the last mate, and it always makes me laugh when I receive an email "Dear Brain."
They obviously don' t know me 🤯
323 Posted 09/05/2019 at 19:28:42
324 Posted 10/05/2019 at 10:04:15
325 Posted 10/05/2019 at 10:06:26
326 Posted 11/05/2019 at 06:17:21
With one or two exceptions. The South Americans and the Europeans have been producing players more technically gifted than ours for the best part of half a century.
English stadiums were full of people demanding action packed, high octane games full of goalmouth incident.
While the foreign coach was able to utilise the silky skills available to him to develop innovative new ideas. English coaches were almost compelled to keep serving up the crash-bang-wallop.
Times have changed. The trickle of foreign players coming over here 20 years ago is now a tidal wave. They're all coming and so are the coaches. the EPL is the place to be.
I suspect English teams will dominate Europe for a sustained period now. Clever foreign coaches and technically gifted players are enhancing their games still further by adopting the English pace. Their technical skills coupled the a run-through-a-brick-wall, mentality is proving an almost irresistible mix.
Not long ago a 1-0 lead against an English team signalled take-the-piss time. Not anymore. the Europeans are simply being hunted down.
I honestly believe that there isn't a team in the world who would have the metal to play a season in the premier league and finish top six.
The benchmark has been set right under the noses of Moshiri, Brands and Silva
327 Posted 11/05/2019 at 17:13:48
328 Posted 11/05/2019 at 17:47:13
But there's no doubt that the Premier League is now the strongest in the world overall, and the gap will likely increase. There are, of course, leagues within the PL itself, and one is even starting to form within the top 6. Is any of this good news? No, I don't think so.
What can you do with a single dominant league and with other leagues which have their own dominant elites? As we said recently, the only thing to do is to hold tight, hold on to our soul and play canny.
329 Posted 11/05/2019 at 18:36:37
My missus said the other day, after some knob on TV said how great English clubs are, that you cannot really claim the English bit if most of our players and managers come from elsewhere. And many owners too.
Seemed a fair point.
330 Posted 12/05/2019 at 07:25:28
331 Posted 12/05/2019 at 11:46:58
332 Posted 12/05/2019 at 11:59:32
333 Posted 12/05/2019 at 23:34:24
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