Friday 1 January 2021
Everton v West Ham United 17:30 BT Sport 1
Man Utd v Aston Villa 20:00 Sky Sports
Saturday 2 January 2021
Tottenham Hotspur v Leeds United 12:30 BT Sport
Crystal Palace v Sheffield United 15:00 Sky Sports
Brighton & Hove Albion v Wolves 17:30 Sky Sports
West Brom v Arsenal 20:00 BT Sport 1
Sunday 3 January 2021
Burnley v Fulham 12:00 Sky Sports
Newcastle United v Leicester City 14:15 Sky Sports
Chelsea v Man City 16:30 Sky Sports
Monday 4 January 2021Southampton v Liverpool 20:00 Sky Sports
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1 Posted 01/01/2021 at 15:04:16
2 Posted 02/01/2021 at 20:25:39
It said a lot about the set up when in the 22nd minute the Arsenal keeper felt comfortable enough to come as far as the centre circle to take the ball and play it out!!
3 Posted 02/01/2021 at 20:45:45
4 Posted 02/01/2021 at 20:52:49
5 Posted 02/01/2021 at 20:58:51
6 Posted 02/01/2021 at 21:25:17
7 Posted 02/01/2021 at 21:27:58
8 Posted 02/01/2021 at 21:35:30
Plus the season now needs shutting down for 12 months
9 Posted 02/01/2021 at 21:56:13
10 Posted 02/01/2021 at 21:59:32
11 Posted 02/01/2021 at 22:06:37
I think the baggies are decent going forward, but have struggled defensively, so although bringing in a very defensive minded coach seems logical enough, these players will now be getting coached on their weaknesses rather than their strengths, so Im intrigued to see if Big Sams luck finally runs out?
12 Posted 02/01/2021 at 22:15:40
There is a really good film starting now on sky drama right now called Sleepers, its meant to be based on truth, but Im not sure if this is 100% true.
13 Posted 03/01/2021 at 17:10:20
All of which means there is very little separating the top ten sides in the division. Which is why the abject performance and defeat to West Ham is all the more galling.
14 Posted 03/01/2021 at 17:15:23
15 Posted 03/01/2021 at 17:16:59
16 Posted 03/01/2021 at 17:21:34
17 Posted 03/01/2021 at 17:52:19
18 Posted 03/01/2021 at 18:08:37
19 Posted 03/01/2021 at 18:10:27
20 Posted 03/01/2021 at 18:32:57
21 Posted 03/01/2021 at 18:39:30
22 Posted 03/01/2021 at 18:44:42
23 Posted 03/01/2021 at 18:45:09
Lets not be the same horrible twats as they are.
24 Posted 03/01/2021 at 18:46:57
25 Posted 03/01/2021 at 18:54:24
Not sure why you're calling foul? I see nothing that is either disrespectful or controversial. The neighbour's anthem as sung by the late Gerry Marsden was indeed first sung by Manchester United supporters following the 1958 Munich Air Disaster.
26 Posted 03/01/2021 at 18:55:27
27 Posted 03/01/2021 at 19:12:28
I'm not calling foul.
I've had a few distasteful texts from fellow blues re Gerry Marsden. Just asking our fellow posters not to stoop to the levels of our neighbours.
28 Posted 03/01/2021 at 19:21:16
Hi John [aka Patrick] you must be surmising that Everton would have played as they did against West Ham, and that Manchester City would have performed the way that they did against Chelsea this afternoon. We will never know how things would have turned out because, when the fixture is eventually played, the situation will no doubt be different in many ways. Forecasting results before kick-off is a dodgy exercise, but to foretell the result of a non-existent game is impossible, apologies for being pedantic.
29 Posted 03/01/2021 at 19:45:53
Jane, 61, was a teenage opera singer when many of her footballing heroes were killed in the tragic Munich air crash in 1958. And as her own special tribute to the Busby Babes, heartbroken Jane convinced her friends from New Mills Operatic Society in Derbyshire to join her in a rousing rendition of the song at one of the games following the tragedy. The tune was written for the 1945 musical Carousel, which Jane and her friends were rehearsing at the time. The pals started the singing but soon You'll Never Walk Alone was being belted out by thousands of fans at Old Trafford.
And as her own special tribute to the Busby Babes, heartbroken Jane convinced her friends from New Mills Operatic Society in Derbyshire to join her in a rousing rendition of the song at one of the games following the tragedy.
The tune was written for the 1945 musical Carousel, which Jane and her friends were rehearsing at the time. The pals started the singing but soon You'll Never Walk Alone was being belted out by thousands of fans at Old Trafford.
30 Posted 04/01/2021 at 20:02:54
31 Posted 04/01/2021 at 20:13:21
32 Posted 04/01/2021 at 20:14:42
33 Posted 04/01/2021 at 20:29:14
34 Posted 04/01/2021 at 20:30:58
35 Posted 04/01/2021 at 20:38:05
36 Posted 04/01/2021 at 20:48:39
Premier League football is not affected.
37 Posted 04/01/2021 at 20:52:43
38 Posted 04/01/2021 at 21:04:47
39 Posted 04/01/2021 at 21:17:35
40 Posted 04/01/2021 at 21:21:47
41 Posted 04/01/2021 at 21:31:13
And on the positive side; remember Klopp is only a ballboy's smartarse quip away from totally losing it on live tv.
42 Posted 04/01/2021 at 21:54:22
43 Posted 04/01/2021 at 21:55:57
Don't think Carlo would do that.
Some of us probably would.
44 Posted 04/01/2021 at 21:59:24
What a player this lad will be.
45 Posted 04/01/2021 at 22:01:08
46 Posted 04/01/2021 at 22:02:22
just realized Hasenhüttl is Austrian - still a pretentious prick in my eyes.
47 Posted 04/01/2021 at 22:03:29
48 Posted 04/01/2021 at 22:04:08
49 Posted 04/01/2021 at 22:04:42
50 Posted 04/01/2021 at 22:09:44
51 Posted 04/01/2021 at 22:10:59
53 Posted 04/01/2021 at 22:14:36
Just what is it that at Everton, some players seem to have no passion for the club?
54 Posted 04/01/2021 at 22:17:13
55 Posted 04/01/2021 at 22:18:39
56 Posted 04/01/2021 at 22:19:58
Great finish by zings, and a well crafted goal by Soton.
57 Posted 04/01/2021 at 22:22:44
Oh, and of course, Carragher has to mention Everton and Van Dijk. I suppose we just have to go through the process until, eventually, we get to be proud of our team on a weekly basis. Patience is a virtue and all that.
58 Posted 04/01/2021 at 22:23:20
59 Posted 04/01/2021 at 22:24:34
60 Posted 04/01/2021 at 22:34:22
Don't look at our results in isolation. Take into consideration what is happening at other clubs.
United's away performances were covering up their woeful home form. They are now getting the latter together. Leicester are similar. Good on the road, but poor at home. Villa similarly mixed.
Since we ended Chelsea's 17-game unbeaten run, their form has fallen off a cliff.
City have been clunky, look to be getting into gear, but very soon will face a congested fixture list. Spurs also stuttering.
Then there is that lot. Only their home form is keeping them high in the table. The 7-0 thrashing of Palace was a complete outrider in their away form, which reads:
Chelsea w 2-0
Villa l 2-7
Everton d 2-2
City d 1-1
Brighton d 1-1
Fulham d 1-1
Palace w 7-0
Newcastle d 0-0
Saints l 0-1
Not very good, is it?
By contrast, we have won 5 on the road. Equal with Villa. Only bettered by United and Leicester with 6 each.
Only United has won more total games - 10 - than our 9, equal with them (who have played a game more) and Leicester.
I'll say it again.
We're doing all right.
61 Posted 04/01/2021 at 22:36:09
62 Posted 04/01/2021 at 22:39:09
63 Posted 04/01/2021 at 22:46:14
64 Posted 04/01/2021 at 22:50:40
65 Posted 04/01/2021 at 23:14:27
66 Posted 05/01/2021 at 09:04:37
LFC have not got a major injury problem, apart from one player, Van Dijk. He is their defensive piece that led them from nearly winning trophies to winning a couple. And his absence reveals their weaknesses again, which were evident before they signed him. That's why they go on about him being injured, but they pretend it's part of a bigger injury crisis, which it simply isn't.
Everton, on the other hand, have had, and are still having, an injury crisis. But the media ignore that. And despite that crisis, we still have enough quality to be contending at the top of the league.
One thing that is worse than the media bias, is the pessimisim of some posters on ToffeeWeb, which I believe stems from an unconscious bias influenced by the red media bias. Some on here simply cannot believe we can compete and are currently competing; they are constantly looking for explanations for our good results in terms of luck or the opposition playing badly. This unconscious bias extends to constant criticism of our current manager, despite our current competing in the face of the injury crisis.
Chaps, some of you really need to get a grip, see through the bias, and appreciate the reality. Beware of propaganda, it's very powerful, and can and does sway you against the very team you support without you realising it.
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