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Welbeck's knee is a concern, his 7.09 basically means I'll B1 cover with Ozil @Hammers, and hope it's not serious. If Moyes says "he has a chance", then I'd bet he starts @Hull, but have a (very) good B1. Man City's width is highly rotational, but as Nav & Miln showed yesterday, it doesn't really matter. Just the one change, Nasri in for Coutinho. I see Joel Ward did a Phil Jones and played holding midfield yesterday!... the way Moxey got roasted by Debuchy et al, we could see him back at LB @ Villa, or even RB again, who cares, as long as he plays. Brown's red means no B3 cover, his 6.8 means that's okay, push Kompany up to B2 anyway, because he's starting to get good points all of a sudden, and Wes isn't! - good OG btw.
B3: Brown(6.80) - banned
The danger is obvious... you take a chance on Lukaku, Negredo or Rooney, and those 3 teams win easily, yet the goals come from the midfield/defence, and Suarez knocks a couple of 'soft' consolation goals in, plus half a dozen SOT and you watch in horror as he gets 80 as captain in a 5-2 defeat! No thanks :)
Because unlike FPL - where he did get c/s bonus pts - this game requires the team to c/s in the whole game, then the minutes (75) are looked at.
How is a yellow card "unpunished"?
The dive deserved a yellow too, unlike the supposed dive in the box, which was a clear foul, therefore a penalty.
Morrison, on the other hand, should have been red-carded for an horrific tackle on Cleverley, nowhere near the ball, and McCartney should have been red-carded for nearly breaking Hernandez's ankle.
Add that to Hernandez's onside goal being disallowed for being offside, and it's clear who got the bulk of the ref's decision going their way.
I'll bet you didn't even watch the game, Kipper, you don't particularly like football, and your team was playing at the same time, getting beaten by Stoke.
Comfortable win by Man U, although the usual Ref on their side and some diving that goes unpunished of course. Only difference is it wasn't A Young this time.
When it comes to divers, Man U do have some serious strength in depth in the squad!
I agree with all that. If we didn't give away stupid free-kicks in dangerous areas the set piece thing wouldn't crop up. One major bugbear I have is Hendersons shooting. He always seems to hit them into the ground! Don't get me wrong i think he's playing well but.....
If we follow last seasons form after Christmas this season we migh actually be in the mix come may time. One thing is for sure, we will never have a better chance than this season.
At times, is nothing short of woeful, particularly on set pieces, shown time after time, match after match. Our Spuds demolition could have easily been something different at 1-1 had Chadli been a better header of the ball, and today's NON marking of Mutch, was the stuff relegation dreams are made of. City, will play for free kicks through Silva/Nasri/Navas, even if they get iffy, and they'll slaughter us..
I watched the replay over and over, and I can't even see anyone in the picture trailing him for the header, and it looked like a training ground exercise, or something you'd see in an NBA game, for those who may watch basketball and see pick plays.. He just ran around the mess free, and bang.
Aside from Skrtel, who wasn't his most eloquent today, actually a little over aggressive, but always reliable and last man standing, now Sakho, and Jordan, I never see our players laying out full stop to put in a deflection or block, whereas, we regularly take 30+ shots a game, and no matter who we play, they deflect/block maybe half of them. The individuals I would single out, and getting most annoyed with are Glenda, who is just miserable as a defender right now, and Lucas, who's too slow and doesn't have good positional sense. No matter what the debate is on Gerrard, he's always back in the mess, heading or clearing balls away, and with Allen a regular, Sterling/Coutinho the choices, we're a bit shorter.
Going to City, and I'm hoping this was BR's train of thought when removing Flanny, who was superb again, we'll see Kelly at RB, and Glenda shifted to left for that one. We lose nothing down the left, actually gain more, and Kelly offers height, physicality and good positional sense. If he's fit, that's our one change IMO, unless BR does some 3 CB nonsense, or something really out there like Agger in at CDM.
We have to stop conceding these fouls, and avoid them, and when we do, we have to FOCUS. It's purely mental. If we mark, Migs will produce in the sticks!
There's no reason why Liverpool couldn't go to City and take all 3 points. Suarez is in the form of his life. Only reason not to have him as captain is if you're playing catch up and want something different, but I think it would put you even further behind!
- Reply to Loki 13 hours ago
For me, I've always been love hate with Sturridge, both in Red and even an outsider with Chelsea. If he could embrace playing the wide right attacking role, and not be so selfish, with the work rate and creativity of our 19 year old wizard, our front 3 could be even more explosive.
As for Gerrard, our overall shape and team movement has been so much faster, and that's because Allen is in, showing exactly what he's all about and can do, but I still think Gerrard could/should replace Lucas.. The guy offers nothing.
To slightly disagree, our corners have been a bit woeful since he's been out, and he was tied with Ozil for assists in the league, so it's hard to see him not coming in, BUT he's gonna have to wait another 6 weeks at least, and I wouldn't anticipate Sturridge jumping back in for even longer.. This 4-3-3 is balling !!
I'd be more interested to see who we could / might bring in, that can possibly walk into the side in a wide area, and possibly deep mid. IE (For me) Tello and Diame.. That might push Lucas and Sterling out
This maybe as stupid a statement as you could get, but is it me or does the team look quicker and more balanced now? We have not really missed Stevies set piece deliveries/ cross-field passing and we certainly haven't missed Studge's goals. I think they both will have a bit of trouble getting back into the team (hopefully) in the same way Agger has.
Jacob's not even here..?
...ohhhh that reminds me....did we ever hear from "Gert" again...?
...or is he at the back of Kipper Roy's sock drawer with Lenny...and Abbie...?...now that's what I call child abuse...;)
...if he's had all that practice...you'd think he'd be better at hiding who he is by now...only the simple minded wouldn't recognise him...
...but I can understand why he wants to hide himself....if his alter-egos are supposed to be an improvement...
....he must be one obnoxious, depraved, unctuous, shunned and avoided individual in real life....
....maybe his wife abuses him...?....that might account for him stalking women on line....?...so sad...
...going to get ready to go out to dinner now...birthday treat...;)
I used to watch some of the soaps...but they just went round in circles...history repeating itself...a bit like Kipper Roy and Knitted Lenny...aka Knitted Eddy and Knitted Jack...
..but "Kevin Webster is a character on "Corrie"...he's played by a guy called Michael Le Vell...who's been in it for a long time....Le Vell was accused of sexually molesting a young girl who was a previous acquaintance of his family...his real family that is...it was plastered all over the UK media for quite a while...
...he was laid off from the show and he and his family went through the trauma of "trial by media" for a long time...It turned out that it was all fabricated by the girl's Mother...who was most probably looking for some dosh in the wake of the Saville scandal...she had "primed" her daughter to lie about it...what kind of a parent uses their daughter that way...disgusting...
...anyway...Le Vell was cleared of all charges a few months ago and will be returning to "Corrie"....I guess Kipper was on holiday that week and didn't read the Daily Mail...
...I get the "kiddy fiddling paedo" bit he posted...even if he was wrong...but not sure what he meant by "wife beaters"...except that it seems to be one of Kipper's favourite theme's....