Dugout Discussion

The Dugout Discussion – Monday

After Sunday’s pair of fixtures delivered just a single goal between them, we’re hoping for a turnaround in Fantasy fortunes as Liverpool make their way to Selhurst Park this evening. Brendan Rodgers’ side desperately need to win in order to keep the pressure on City at the summit and can be expected to go on the offensive from the first whistle tonight:

Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge all scored against the Eagles in the 3-1 win at Anfield back in Gameweek 7 and the trio will be hoping to repeat the feat – Sturridge starts alongside the Uruguayan this evening, with Philippe Coutinho dropping to the bench due to a slight injury, according to Brendan Rodgers.

The arrival of Tony Pulis has seen Palace stiffen up considerably. Prior to last week’s defeat against City, the London club had won five consecutive league matches, though whether they can keep the “SAS” in check tonight is another matter entirely.

Our Twitter feed carries all the news from tonight’s team sheets, while the Dugout Discussion chatroom remains open to collect your real-time reactions to this evening’s events.

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  1. El Reagano
    3 years, 7 months ago

    Big Sam could park the bus on the final day and we could a late winner from Andy Carrol 😛

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    1. Mílanista
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      3 years, 7 months ago

      Liverpool's defence won't be able to cope with Shola.

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      1. El Reagano
        3 years, 7 months ago

        ahaha

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    2. El Reagano
      3 years, 7 months ago

      could see*

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  2. Doosra - ☭Bolivia Giroud…
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    3 years, 7 months ago

    Errr - what the feck happened??? 😕

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    1. Somalion
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Found out.

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      1. Doosra - ☭Bolivia Giroud…
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        3 years, 7 months ago

        Amazeballs!!! 🙂

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      2. Somalion
        3 years, 7 months ago

        In some senses definitely. I like an underdog story but it grates on me when a team can be so flippant about their defending.

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        1. Somalion
          3 years, 7 months ago

          Replying to you Doos of course 😉

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    2. TLK42- Dutch Wolfhound
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Pool lacking moral fibre and integrity (at least some of them) 😉

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      1. Doosra - ☭Bolivia Giroud…
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        3 years, 7 months ago

        Hehehe!!! 😉

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  3. Somalion
    3 years, 7 months ago

    1st lesson for next season:

    Play Agger. Ludicrous that he isn't starting.

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    1. TLK42- Dutch Wolfhound
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Off to Barce I assume

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      1. Somalion
        3 years, 7 months ago

        Must be off somewhere.

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    2. Obi Wan Elokobi
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Say it every week we use to have a fairly solid defence with Skrtel and Agger at the back now we don't even know what the word means.

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      1. Somalion
        3 years, 7 months ago

        Yeah it's insane really. Tactics do take their toll but Agger is so much more reliable.

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  4. sinik
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 7 months ago

    Liverpool are going to get absolutely THRASHED in the Champions League. Their defensive is poor and all-out attacking football won't do much good in Europe, have to be calculated.

    Not to mention they have no depth at all. Going to be a tough season next one unless they buy really well and evolve their play.

    oh and bahahaha 😆

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    1. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽ Bolivia G…
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      3 years, 7 months ago

      Surely it depends who they play. Just by being in Europe won't mean they get thrashed.

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      1. sinik
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        3 years, 7 months ago

        possibly, but this was Liverpool's worst defensive record in over 10 years so..

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    2. JK - Grabbangladesh Manager…
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      3 years, 7 months ago

      so much this. Imagine that defence against Ronaldo and Bale or Messi and Neymar

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  5. Obi Wan Elokobi
    3 years, 7 months ago

    If I remember rightly Mourinho was going to quit if he didn't win a single trophy this season.

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    1. UnderstandablyDistraught
      3 years, 7 months ago

      I hope he doesn't so he's around for next year's failure too

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    2. FACUPARSE
      3 years, 7 months ago

      He wants to go to United

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  6. JK - Grabbangladesh Manager…
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    3 years, 7 months ago

    Geniune question

    If Moyes was still at Everton do you think he would have preferred Choppa Tony to Coleman. He didn't seem to like Rafael, I wonder if he would have gone with the guy who never attacks?

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    1. Doosra - ☭Bolivia Giroud…
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      3 years, 7 months ago

      😕

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      1. JK - Grabbangladesh Manager…
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        3 years, 7 months ago

        It sounds liek a dig but it's just a fact. Moyes is a pragmtist, he sees full-backs as defensive players, not second wingers.

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        1. Somalion
          3 years, 7 months ago

          I agree with him in many respects. Not that they can't attack but attack at the expense of defence is criminal and seems to be overlooked. Evra's inability to defend cost United their Bayern match.

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  7. jas5sk - Youtube channel
    3 years, 7 months ago

    3-0 to 3-3 has to be another slip up by your on pitch captain, no?

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    1. Somalion
      3 years, 7 months ago

      More to do with an extremely fragile defensive line.

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      1. getfunky
        3 years, 7 months ago

        & extremely poor tactics at the end, shouldve played possession at 3-1. utterly stupid from liverpool

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        1. Somalion
          3 years, 7 months ago

          Far enough point certainly.

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  8. sinik
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    3 years, 7 months ago

    Can't see Pelle risking Aguero against Villa. They should win quite comfortably without him, especially on Dzeko's form. Let him rest and heal up and try and be fit for the weekend.

    also I didn't cap him and two of my rivals did 😉

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    1. Wild Rover
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      3 years, 7 months ago

      If he's fit he starts

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      1. sinik
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        3 years, 7 months ago

        with Liverpool dropping points today I can't see Aguero wanting to play so soon if he came off as a precaution even if Pelle wants him to

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    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      3 years, 7 months ago

      He'll be on the bench
      Called on IF needed
      But with Villa safe, it's going to be a slaughter

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      1. sinik
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        3 years, 7 months ago

        yeah this..can't see him coming on if they're up by 2 goals already, for example..

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    3. Weasel Boy
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      3 years, 7 months ago

      City should sell him.
      He's a walking injury

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  9. Mull
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    3 years, 7 months ago

    Deploy special agent Andrew Carroll!

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    1. Billy Gilmore
      3 years, 7 months ago

      And Downing!

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    2. TLK42- Dutch Wolfhound
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Carroll hates Rodgers and his team of Bambis. More chance of an OG

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    3. Weasel Boy
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      3 years, 7 months ago

      Carroll hattie imminent.
      In his own goal!!!

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  10. wood is good
    3 years, 7 months ago

    have some heart people.
    that is all.

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  11. HuttonDressedasLahm
    3 years, 7 months ago

    So it looks like Liverpools massive build up to the City game meant they peaked to early

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  12. Crouch Potato!
    3 years, 7 months ago

    Selby world snooker champion.

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    1. MJ6987 (Denver)
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Lol @ Rocket

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    2. Whitman2013
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Aww I wanted Ronnie to win

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    3. applebonkers
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      3 years, 7 months ago

      he absolutely mourinho'd o'sullivan

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      1. TLK42- Dutch Wolfhound
        3 years, 7 months ago

        Desperately dull player

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        1. Sigurdssøn KÆn…
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          3 years, 7 months ago

          Bit harsh. Selby is a quality player with a never give in attitude that a lot of others could learn from in sport.

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          1. TLK42- Dutch Wolfhound
            3 years, 7 months ago

            I don't disagree with anything you say, but I still think my point holds

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        2. getfunky
          3 years, 7 months ago

          whats boring is watching a player steam roller the oppostion winning by 10+ frames, selby's style made that a tense final close fought final, one i enjoyed.

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          1. TLK42- Dutch Wolfhound
            3 years, 7 months ago

            Sounds like a Chelski game.
            Much rather Citeh vs Pool

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            1. getfunky
              3 years, 7 months ago

              in an ideal world of course but i'd still rather a competitive final over a ronnie drubbing which is usually the case, thats far more boring as its predictable

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  13. brianutd-why always we? 20
    3 years, 7 months ago

    New post c'mon

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  14. Obi Wan Elokobi
    3 years, 7 months ago

    I don't know who's hurting more at the moment me or Ronnie

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  15. Captain Shirokov
    3 years, 7 months ago

    Hmmmm, Chelsea might actually finish above pool now

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    1. TLK42- Dutch Wolfhound
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Mildly overrating Toon

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      1. Captain Shirokov
        3 years, 7 months ago

        Amazing result for them against Cardiff 😉

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    2. RabMac
      3 years, 7 months ago

      If City don't win on Wednesday Chelsea still have an outside chance of winning the league.

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      1. Captain Shirokov
        3 years, 7 months ago

        Nah, not a chance. Need both City and Liverpool to lose their games.

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        1. RabMac
          3 years, 7 months ago

          It is unlikely but I would not rule it out.

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  16. roscola
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    3 years, 7 months ago

    So that conspiracy theory the pool fans concocted after City beat Everton might have some legs after all? Even Liverpool are in on it, throwing a won game in the final 10 minutes. The FA need to investigate ...

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    1. Somalion
      3 years, 7 months ago

      I believe it was secret agent Moses that fluffed the winner for them 😉

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  17. sinik
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    3 years, 7 months ago

    robert huth ✔ @robert_huth
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    Still maintain that crying on the pitch should warrant a 3 match ban

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  18. JT1874
    3 years, 7 months ago

    Blame Everton haha!

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  19. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 7 months ago

    Rooney now 25% likely to play.

    Feckin great

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