Premier League 18/19

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Re: Premier League 18/19

Postby Diamond Dog » 05 Feb 2019, 20:37

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Diamond Dog wrote:Is the pressure of being front runners beginning to tell on Liverpool and Klopp?




More the illnesses and injuries to key players I think - and the slightly odd selling of Clynne. We could use a solid R.B., at the moment.


I've talked with a couple of friends who are Liverpool fans and they are actually quiet pissed off with him/the club with that move. It's peculiar, to put it mildly - you know your regular right back is only one of two, you know the only real replacement is Cline (or Milner, Henderson etc) yet you still loan him out to Bournemouth? Weird.

I see Oxlade-Chamberlain has been added to the Champions League squad - he can't be thinking of him as the replacement, can he?
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Re: Premier League 18/19

Postby The North Yorks Moors » 06 Feb 2019, 17:49

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47146614

Nantes demand first instalment of Sala's transfer fee from Cardiff.

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Re: Premier League 18/19

Postby Diamond Dog » 09 Feb 2019, 21:02

As good as Man Utd were today - and they were very good- Fulham were desperate. I see no real way back for them - the players have not bought into Ranieri and the fans haven't bought into Ranieri either.

On a different note, I wonder how long it will be before Silva & Everton realise they're less than two games or so from a relegation battle?
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Re: Premier League 18/19

Postby Toby » 09 Feb 2019, 21:08

Silva's been found out, but fair play to Watford who have seemingly morphed into this year's Burnley.

Some big games in the relegation battle today. Didn't expect to see Southampton lose to Cardiff.

Oh and worth seeing Jadon Sancho's performance for Dortmund against Hoffenheim. He's on fire.

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Re: Premier League 18/19

Postby Diamond Dog » 10 Feb 2019, 11:37

The West Ham/Palace game was a cracker - including the miss of the season from McArthur (seriously, check it out. It's bliss). First half West Ham were really good but had to really battle to hang onto the point - and did so. Pellegrini has proved me wrong, no doubt. In Anderson & Rice they've really come up trumps - their fear must be hanging on to them in the summer.
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Re: Premier League 18/19

Postby PENK » 10 Feb 2019, 16:09

Diamond Dog wrote: the miss of the season from McArthur


Not if Sergio Agüero has anything to do with it!
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Re: Premier League 18/19

Postby PENK » 10 Feb 2019, 16:20

... not that it matters, like.

The end for Maurizio Sarri?
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Re: Premier League 18/19

Postby Rayge » 10 Feb 2019, 16:28

PENK wrote:... not that it matters, like.

The end for Maurizio Sarri?


Certainly the end for Chelsea's goal difference. If City go on to get seven, Arsenal will go up a place into fifth without playing.
Can't see them giving Fag-Ash Mo the push though. Apart from the severance pay, who the fuck will they get to take on the poisoned chalice?
Looking forward to seeing Chelsea sinking back into the pack, even though I can't really see them being overtaken for sixth.
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Re: Premier League 18/19

Postby Tomahawk Kid » 10 Feb 2019, 18:58

Sarri completely blanked Guardiola at the end of the match and stormed off, very poor show. It was left to Zola to do the hand shaking duties.

I hope the same Chelsea turn up next week against us in the cup :D

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Re: Premier League 18/19

Postby Diamond Dog » 10 Feb 2019, 19:26

Rayge wrote:Certainly the end for Chelsea's goal difference. If City go on to get seven, Arsenal will go up a place into fifth without playing.


Six actually.
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Re: Premier League 18/19

Postby Diamond Dog » 11 Feb 2019, 09:27

PENK wrote:... not that it matters, like.

The end for Maurizio Sarri?


It may be. But the tone of the after match interview was outrageous. I'm sure Sarri didn't really want to be there but gave honest answers to the loaded questions (and I paraphrase) "Are you saying your role may be under consideration?" "I don't make those decision, they're made by the club" "Okay, just for clarity for Chelsea fans - are you saying your position at the club will be discussed with the owner this week?"....... A look of total bewilderment... what were they expecting him to say "Yes I will probably be sacked"? Parasitic bastards. They wonder why they get sarcastic/blocking answers?

Chelsea were completely steam-rollered.... when you think Man City brought on Jesus, Mahrez and David Silva.... it's scary how much depth they have. I'm sure Liverpool will continue in the same way they have but I do think they may well need 34 points from their last 12 games...One of these two teams is going to finish with 95+ points and not win the title... Spurs may finish with 90+ points and finish 3rd ... :o
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Re: Premier League 18/19

Postby The Modernist » 11 Feb 2019, 14:35

Worrying times if you're a Chelsea fan. They've obviously abandoned the 'outspend your rivals' model that brought them so much success, but they've not replaced it with anything. There seems to be a real lack of direction which is a real problem because it's clear the team needs to be rebuilt.

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Re: Premier League 18/19

Postby Diamond Dog » 11 Feb 2019, 17:58

They really haven't bought well over recent years either - Morata being the last flop, in a long line of expensive failures. I think the managerial merry-go-round has thwarted any attempts at continuity and establishing a Chelsea "way" of playing - they just seem to stumble from one manager to another every year/two years and expect success. The other teams around them have a much more stabilised environment and it's beginning to show. I don;t think Hazard will be there next season and that will seriously effect their chances of luring other big time players too.
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Re: Premier League 18/19

Postby The Modernist » 11 Feb 2019, 19:42

They could really do with a Director of Football.