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Gutted Liverpool fan here. I couldn't bring myself to post here last night as I was stunned by what happened in those last ten minutes.
I read a few posts on here that said Liverpool were 'found out' and that our defence was to blame, and you can't defend as poorly as we have this season and expect to be champions.
However, I'm not sure I agree with that on the whole. City, the Champions elect, have also defended poorly and threw away precious points this season. I think back to Aston Villa and even the game at Anfield when Company's mistake took the title out of their own hands, albeit temporarily.
Sadly, as a Liverpool fan, I think the truth is a harsher reality than simply blaming a goal leaky defence which has been present all season. Up until the Chelsea game I think most would agree we looked like credible contenders even if our defence wasn't great.
Yes, I accept our defence is weak and that was always going to be the way our opponents would hurt us. However, I think the reason why we haven't (in all probability) won the league from a winning position is because...
We "bottled it".Open Controls
- Kings of Lyon ★
Good honest post!
At 3-2, Rogers & Gerrard should have called for calm and to defend the lead. Park the bus (as it were)Open Controls
- Alejo - CFC
Liverpool were too focused on the goal difference to catch up city which was practically impossible, and were trying to score more goals when really they should have shut up shop at 3-1Open Controls
Tbf by that stage it should've been 5 or 6-0 and it would've been right on.Open Controls
- President Giggs
I'm not sure why all the Liverpool fans are so upset after yesterday. Before yesterday, City needed to draw or lose one of the last two for Liverpool to win. Now City need to lose a game if Liverpool are to win. It's not over yet, West Ham will park the bus hard at the Etihad on the final day, and might steal a goal.Open Controls
It was more the way we lost a 3 goal lead in 10 minutes than the actual resultOpen Controls
See bottom of last page. Be interested in your take.Open Controls
The Sakho over Agger conundrum?
It beats me why BR prefers Sakho. Agger is our best CB with the ball so you would think he would be the most suited to Liverpool's game.
I suspect BR has his reasons, and they may not even be footballing ones.
Ultimately I don't think this has been the difference in winning the league or not though. I do think it is about having the mental strength to not be afraid of the finish line, vis a vis the above.Open Controls
Is it possible that Agger is not 100% fit?
I also think that Jordan Henderson has been a big miss in the last three matches.Open Controls
Great points.Open Controls
Gracefully put.Open Controls
Although I hasten to add, the players and BR have been brilliant this season and I certainly don't blame them for falling at the last hurdle. It happens to the best of teams and probably the most difficult thing in football or any competitive sport is to convert a winning position into a win.Open Controls
Avoidable mistakes are not so forgivable. 🙂Open Controls
Don't spoil it now 😉Open Controls
This is what SAF and his teams were so good at, winning when it mattered and seeing it through.Open Controls
United did the same against Everton 2 seasons ago. 4-2 with minutes to play. It happens even to experienced teams. Just a shame that City again are there to pick up the pieces.Open Controls
I agree with you.
It all became too emotional and players like Gerrard lost their heads panicking whenever results weren't going their way, no composure or leadership shown to steady the ship.
Instead it was long range efforts and the obvious "boot the ball towards Suarez and hope he does something magical".
I feel for Liverpool fans and Gerrard as well, not Suarez though, he can feck off with his tears, nearly left the club in the summer.Open Controls
The senior players and Rodgers have to take the blame, because the goal difference was never ever going to be overcome, the win would have been enough to put a little pressure on City. There was a slight chance Villa or West Ham could have maybe held them but now Liverpool require one of those two to beat City and I doubt that'll happenOpen Controls
I don't think Liverpool bottled it.
They would most likely have taken something from the Chelsea game if Gerrard had not slipped and Ba scored as a result.
Last night they just seemed to run out of steam after about 70 minutes. Whether that was a result of their high work rate up to that point or the psychological blow of losing a goal and realising they would not catch City on goal difference, I don't know.
When they conceded last night, their mentality should have been lets make sure we get the points and stop chasing goals. From my perspective I would say they lost points last night because of naivety.Open Controls
I think they showed naivety in both their last two matches.
Against Chelsea they wanted to win but should have settled for at least a draw. If they hadn't thrown quite so many men forward then perhaps Gerrard's slip might not have had such disastrous consequences.
And against Palace the first priority should have been to make sure they got a win. Continuing to attack had led to some big wins in earlier matches, but they were too far behind Man City on goal difference, so they should have concentrated on holding on for the win after their lead was reduced to 3-1 with less than ten minutes to go.
They certainly did seem to run out of steam towards the end though. They have often scored their goals in the first half and slowed down in the second, so perhaps the amount of effort they have to put in to score these early goals sometimes results in the players getting tired later on, and this could be one of the reasons why they keep conceding silly late goals. They probably ought to be a bit less gung-ho after they have established a good lead.Open Controls
It's a different kind of pressure when you become "the hot favourite" and the Liverpool players, by and large, haven't experienced that before. I'm sure your players will learn from it.
Whatever happens now, and you never know in football, Liverpool have had a great season.Open Controls
LOL you sound bitterOpen Controls
Really, I don't think I do. Disappointed maybe.
We still have had a great season and to finish above Chelsea with their financial advantage is still very pleasing.
Oh by the way....
Six months of Benitez > a year of MourinhoOpen Controls
'6 months of Benitez > Mourinho' blah blah blah 🙄 .Please get over it . We heard you the first time .
So after all the talking from Pool fans about their glorious, beautiful football compared to our football over the whole season, you are going to end the year with the exact same trophy haul....Open Controls
But importantly, above Chelsea.
So much for the so called special one.Open Controls
dont thnk you bottled it, it was as if the thought of palace coming back didnt even enter their minds, it was a combination of recklessness, arrogance & seriously poor tactics at the end. bringing on moses for example - wtf?Open Controls
cahill azpi smalling williams chester
yaya mata nasri ramsey sterling
suarez aguero wickham
3.4 in the bank
any suggestions on how to use my FT and possibly a hit? offensive transfers look more exciting (maybe aguero + wickham > dzeko + sturridge(-4)?) but I'm wondering if a defensive transfer is more necessary....Open Controls
What do you prefer if Aguero is fit.
A. Suarez (-4)
B. AgueroOpen Controls
What's the consensus on Aguero's chances of playing tomorrow?Open Controls
Cross your fingers, knees and toes, knees and toes.Open Controls
*screams in agony as hip complains*
Guys point predictions for these two teams:
A) Kolarov Alonso Yaya Rooney Aguero©
B) Zaba Jones Yaya© Welbz DzekoOpen Controls
I think the playing strikers will edge it for B plus Yaya. I also face a ML rival with Yaya cap and Dzeko (because that's the only striker they could afford) vs Rooney an Aguero (c). I just hope you have some kind of points lead in the bag already.Open Controls
i have 28 points mate. what do you think the defecit will be end of play?Open Controls
Maybe about 10. Bonus points could be really good for him with that lot.
I am right now tied for first with differentials of Mata, Wickham, Mannone, Aguero (c) and Rooney (or 4pts) vs Yaya, Dzeko + 3pts. I should be well on my way, but I don't even feel confident any more I'll be leading.Open Controls
Yeh its a tough one. Do your reckon Aguero will start?Open Controls
It was either a total phantom injury and he will, or there was something for them to be concerned about, so he will probably be benched or nowhere. May not be a point bringing him on late on too. If I get anything from him I will feel like I should buy some lottery tickets 🙂Open Controls
true man was so unlucky this week with rooney aguero ramsey and azpi!Open Controls
This year, the trick seems to be to go for the form player. So, who is the form player right now?
Or do I go for a sentimental pick in Giggsy? Nah.Open Controls
The one true steamroller to roll them all - Yaya.Open Controls
GW38 is a lottery in most cases so form goes out the window.
Nolan & Lukaku hit hatricks & were discarded by most on here.Open Controls
Podolski. Or Dzeko.Open Controls
Weizmann / Pod / Schurrie were but a few mentioned to me last page ,
Your rank suffer last night MJ ?Open Controls
Yeah, crashed out of the top 1k and that's without all the Gerrard auto subs yet to come! My week can only be salvaged if Aguero plays now, which I am not hopeful of. You?Open Controls
Rodgers at pre season training:
"Now While I wasnt able to cut everyone I wanted to , I have cut a lot of you ..."skrtel is cut....Johnson is cut, sahko and toure, your gone. Mignolet , I like your hustle....thats why it was hard to cut you. Aspas oh my god your sooo cut"Open Controls
What're people's thoughts on UFPL so far?
Do you reckon you'll play it next year?
How much do we reckon it will be to enter a team?
Of those who've been playing it, do you think it'll give you a slight advantage over those who'll be new to it?
Any chance they'll run smaller but-in cash leagues?
What do you reckon is a good finishing rank for this year, bear in mind, most playing are probably fairly dedicated FPLers?Open Controls
It's crap. 🙂Open Controls
What irks you most about it?Open Controls
The nonsense about the fixtures.
In an International Tournament, the fixtures are/have to be set in stone. Here, fecking Sky ensures that they are all over the shop. As a result, one's squad is more or less useless!
Secondly, the ability to buy proper back up players is not there - the budget is too small/prices too high.Open Controls
I forgot that prices will be changing next year too, not fixed.Open Controls
But surely that's just the nature of the game that you must plan around? I get it's not for people who don't have the time and/or interest to watch it so closely.
I take it you won't be partaking? 😉Open Controls
I have the time, but not the interest, to be looking up every new TV arrangement.
No, I won't.Open Controls
I will definitely be playing.
It will be £5Open Controls
Mixed feelings. I like it overall as an alternative option, but think it requires far too much close attention and activity close to deadlines in order to really succeed. That and it places a bit too much bias on teams with later fixtures.
In general, I think being able to change captain after your first one fails kind of ruins half the point of the game.Open Controls
See your points, but if you changed those things it's too like FPL. Think they need it to be enough different to make people buy in to itOpen Controls
yeah I get that, it's just it makes it slightly worse. But if it means they leave the current game untouched, then that's fair enough.Open Controls
Time zones make playing for me harder as lineups are very useful but useless if I'm asleep.
Big advantage having experience.
Top 1K depending on entries.Open Controls
Yeah, can see how time zones would be very annoying; reckon you'll play next year?Open Controls
I probably won't tbh. It's still a great game & many here love it.
Giving away too much headstart not being able to give the game 100%.Open Controls
Fair enough I suppose; what if they did cash prizes by country?Open Controls
Can of worms tbh.Open Controls
I'll be playing , had a convo last page about a few issues ,
Luck more than skill has a major part to play - the loan system is costly / flawed IMO and some of the rules could be clearer as regards subs in / out etc ,
Dgws seem to be a nightmare but all in all a good game and having played last few weeks should give an advantage ,
7/10 - room for improvement.Open Controls
Yeah, similar to my feelings; think I'll give it a goOpen Controls
I doubt I'll play, the only reason for that amount of commitment would be if money was riding on it. It seems so easy to miss a deadline and suffer badly, also waiting for team news is kind of essential.
It's a more strategic game that gives you a lot more back-up options so it's different enough to be interesting. I might do it if it was a series of short stints like quarter seasons. It's been a good distraction from FPL once that seemed to slip away.
Top 10% is good, Top 5% is great, Top 2% is fantastic etc.Open Controls
I didn't play it this year so maybe I will play it next year..Open Controls
- Dr Wakey O'Ska
It's poor...very poor.Open Controls
Fairly mixed feelings there 😀Open Controls
Liverpool should buy Wanyama rather than LallanaOpen Controls
not good enough on the ball for a big sideOpen Controls
Not sure I agree there. I think he's very handyOpen Controls
Certainly not. Madness! 🙂Open Controls
Really? Why so? He's been superb for Saints, a big part of their success this seasonOpen Controls
Indeed, but his technique is very limited. Will have a very poor Season, next year.Open Controls
Fair enough. I expect you're right, but his defensive contribution and workrate seem top notchOpen Controls
He is a bloody hard grafter, I will give you that! 🙂Open Controls
- Connor's Calling
Dzeko averages a goal every 136 minutes, the sixth best in Premier League history 🙂
Ruud van Nistelrooy...............128
Robin van Persie....................135
Edin Dzeko..............................136Open Controls
Aguero is first? wow!
where's Suarez fit into this list?Open Controls
He's around 140.Open Controls
Next in line at 138Open Controls
69 goals instead of 68?Open Controls
Well he was 138 before yesterday, so slightly lower than that now.Open Controls
I just used his total FPL minutes but FPL ripped him off a goal.Open Controls
...and Hernandez is 3rd 😯Open Controls
Aguero in the list because he goes off injured immediately after scoring a goal.Open Controls
- Qubit - ManeRiviereShawX
Dzeko all the more impressive because he spent 210 minutes in my side without scoring any returns at all.
I already knew he had impressive goals per min. Partly its because he has been a super sub a lot. (same reason Hernandez is up there.)Open Controls
Where is Ronaldo, Shearer & Andy Cole?Open Controls
This stat appeared on MOTD. Shearer is in tenth I believe and made light of it calling it a 'rubbish stat' or something like that cos it doesnt really mean anything. A player can play one match, score and be top of that list.Open Controls
- Dr Wakey O'Ska
How is Sergio doing in the injuries per minute table?...quite well I bet.Open Controls
Just behind Diaby, who is nearly infinite.Open Controls
game at the weekend was typical Dzeko. Shambolic first touch, wasteful in possession, comes up with 2 vital goals.Open Controls
- Diego costa coffee
Really hope Rooney misses out 2night got him as my captain as was on holiday and brother forgot to change to aguero.
Rooney to feature 2nite
Yes or no?Open Controls
all this talk of Liverpool needing to buy new players this summer (which they probably do). who do you realistically think they should buy?Open Controls
As above, I think Victor Wanyama would be a solid addition but better minds than mine disagreeOpen Controls
Not better. Just different. 🙂Open Controls
Caulker, if they have any sense.Open Controls
Backup GK, LB if Enrique isn't fully recovered for season start, RB, DM, AM, Konoplyanka or other wingerOpen Controls
you named one player... 😕
who else do you think they should buy?Open Controls
I'm not convinced by Mignolet if i'm honest.
More depth up front as they are in the CL, Aspas just isn't going to cut it. Borini may get a chance but he doesn't score enough.Open Controls
you think they should recall Reina from loan? or get someone else?
yeah the could use more depth up top. especially considering sturridge's knack for getting injured. who do you think they should get though?
and you don't think they need any new players in the back or in midfield?Open Controls
Krul, Benatia, IcardiOpen Controls
I've heard talk of Arda Turan, who is pretty special but obviously that's not the area with the flashing red light over it right now.Open Controls
yeah but they need to strengthen everywhere ideally, or at least add some depth since they've got to compete in the CL this year as wellOpen Controls
Forget about buying new players, their biggest task it keeping hold of Suarez.Open Controls
Think yous will keep him personally!
Unless someone bids big for Benzema, in which case we might try get him (which I don't really want to happen to either team..)Open Controls
They need at least one CB, Caulker.
Could do with a DM to cover Lucas, Wanyama-esque.
Could do with a proper winger.. Griezmann would be awesome.Open Controls
Liverpool should find it easier to attract top players now they are back in the Champions League, and they certainly need to improve the depth of their squad, but might Financial Fair Play be a problem?Open Controls
Kenny Miller is on a free contract.Open Controls
OK lads chasing like 60 points in my mini league may got for broke and pretend i have a WC and get best possible team for next week!
BEST 11???Open Controls
It's the one time there's definitely no point taking hits for defenders.Open Controls
- Camp No No
Best 7, you probably have half of them now.Open Controls
mamadou sahko cost nearly 17 million.
just let that sink in for a moment......Open Controls
I prefer to ignore that altogether!!! 😀Open Controls
watching him is painful.everything he does seems like a strain for him, even a 5 yard pass. he moves like one of those Walkers in star warsOpen Controls
He is dreadful, i'm sure he was the PSG (c) before the big money arrived.Open Controls
not the worst buy liverpool have made in recent years 🙄Open Controls
Last week v Chelsea. Brenda Rodgers: "defending is easy"
Yesterday : "our defending cost us today"
troll what team do you support?Open Controls
Chelsea and Manchester UnitedOpen Controls
That question almost answers itself.Open Controls
He said defending with 10 man behind the ball is easy, not defending is easyOpen Controls
its a shame they didnt take the easy opton then when they were 3-0 upOpen Controls
Then why didn't they put 10 men behind the ball when they were 3-0 up?Open Controls
he supports team i like to fu@k hedgehogs barebackOpen Controls
You don't work in the government do you?
I suspect you're the kind of person that altered those Wikipedia articles.Open Controls
Ignore the troll people, Willis doesn't deserve a serious responseOpen Controls
Any news about Rosenior? FFS team news suggest that he might be rested for cup final?Open Controls
BEST FRONT 8 FOR THE NEXT FINAL GW?? ( either 5 - 2 Formation or 4 - 3)Open Controls
5+2=4+3=7 not 8..which class are you in kid?Open Controls
What class am i in? Well I'm playing a GK and 3 DEF so i can have either 5 mid 2 forwards or 4 mids and 3 forwards! Think b4 you speak!Open Controls
lol those still dont add up to 8 though...Open Controls
If you can afford it then a strong front eight might not be a bad idea for GW38. Could be useful if one or more of them is unexpectedly rested.Open Controls
Wait for the Scout Picks. 😉
The answer is fairly simple though imo.Open Controls
Yaya, Nasri, Sterling, Eriksen, Gerrard
Suarez, AgueroOpen Controls
its hard to tell right now with injuries.Open Controls
The good players.Open Controls
A hypothetical UFPL Q :
If I benched Rooney say ,and played Lukaku ( take it rooney played and scored 7 pts )
I then decided before tonight that I would do Lukaku > Rooney would I have got rooneys previous points hypothetically ?Open Controls
You lose points earned once you sub them out.Open Controls
Of course not.Open Controls
You can't sub in a player who has played already. The wording in the rules say if their team has played but it's the player that matters. In this case with Rooney not playing you could actually put him in if he was on your bench to begin with and you saw him starting tonight.Open Controls
@ Liverpool ?Open Controls
Of course 😉Open Controls
Thanks lads.Open Controls
You can't sub in players who have played. That's the easy answer.Open Controls
Yea all makes sense.Open Controls
I really really need shrek to play tonightOpen Controls
So long as RVP plays I don't mind what Roo does 😀Open Controls
and score a hat-trick maybe..Open Controls
If we are wishing for stuff...Open Controls
- ManTree(v2!) or just JAY!
Do you think Aguero will play tomorrow night?Open Controls
I think he might, but some think he might not.
I think. Maybe.Open Controls
0.5 ProbabilityOpen Controls
- Qubit - ManeRiviereShawX
Is there some reason a comment I made over ten minutes ago is in moderation? (no swearing in it I can remember). Most odd.Open Controls
Ah, me too!Open Controls
Something tripped up the filter. Not sure why. Anyway, all approved now.Open Controls
Were you talking about Scunthorpe being promoted with more draws than wins?Open Controls
Why are my comments getting marked for moderation? What have I done?Open Controls
ask your Inner-self that question 😛Open Controls
Tripped the swear filterOpen Controls
Must be a glitch. Welcome back 🙂Open Controls
The scouts don't like you.Open Controls
Typical DGW scenario...
Took a 4 pointer to bring in Dzeko + Rooney for Lukaku + Sturridge...
I now need Rooney not play to definitely be in credit, due to having Jedinak with 5 points as my first sub! Worst case a Rooney 1 point late show and Dzeko not starting will leave me 3 points down!!! 🙂
And Chester injured the one time I need him!Open Controls
- New PostOpen Controls
can i just ask any mods/contributors around at the mo a quick question please?
over the last couple of seasons since ive been using the site there have been a couple of regular posters who have been banned. those in question were generally unproductive in their posts/comments but were at least occasionly funny and i dont think meant badly.
(not defending them this is for comparisons sake)
now we have these trolls who just turn up on or just after matchdays to post and NEVER say anything productive. some of them must have posted hundreds or thousands of times without even mentioning fantasy football. todays example is that charming willis chap.
why are these not banned from the site?
I believe they lower the tone far more....Open Controls
Totally agree with this.
Willis really ought to be banned. He is a troll of the worst kind, comes on to provoke with no interest in engaging the community with genuine views or opinions.Open Controls
Justice for the Forca one!Open Controls
Eriksen or Puncheon?Open Controls
Man City's latest transfer target:
PSG and City fail to meet FFP.
Atleast that might end any premature Hazaar out rumors.Open Controls
- La Roja
Mata (C) looks good now.Open Controls