Other results have somewhat fortunately gone their way, the Blues dropping to 11th in the mid-table group that is dropping further and further behind the top six, thanks on part to Manchester United's incredible 4-game winning resurgence under new manager Ole Gunner Sojskear.
And the last game of Week 21 sees Man City take on leaders Liverpool in a game being hyped as the potential Premier League decider.
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1 Posted 03/01/2019 at 20:42:48
2 Posted 03/01/2019 at 20:55:07
3 Posted 03/01/2019 at 20:56:59
4 Posted 03/01/2019 at 21:05:22
5 Posted 03/01/2019 at 21:22:52
6 Posted 03/01/2019 at 21:27:23
Theres no way they are losing more than two games and then we need City or Spurs (who are too prone to silly defeats) not to fuck up again all season.
7 Posted 03/01/2019 at 21:29:35
8 Posted 03/01/2019 at 21:30:46
9 Posted 03/01/2019 at 21:31:39
10 Posted 03/01/2019 at 21:37:37
11 Posted 03/01/2019 at 21:41:44
12 Posted 03/01/2019 at 21:43:45
13 Posted 03/01/2019 at 21:44:13
14 Posted 03/01/2019 at 21:44:42
15 Posted 03/01/2019 at 21:48:40
16 Posted 03/01/2019 at 21:49:10
17 Posted 03/01/2019 at 21:53:46
18 Posted 03/01/2019 at 21:54:44
19 Posted 03/01/2019 at 21:55:43
What's strikes you about them is the pace and athleticism of them and they never seem to tire.
20 Posted 03/01/2019 at 21:55:46
21 Posted 03/01/2019 at 21:55:58
22 Posted 03/01/2019 at 21:56:42
23 Posted 03/01/2019 at 21:58:27
24 Posted 03/01/2019 at 22:00:02
Seeing Mikel Arteta on the bench next to Pep, and seeing him next to Wenger at Arsenal, I think he's my man for next Everton manager.
Now, to be clear, I hope Silva is manager for the next 20 years. But if things go south in the next couple of years, I'd say he's a great shout to give him his first chance at the big time with Everton.
Thank you God!
25 Posted 03/01/2019 at 22:01:28
26 Posted 03/01/2019 at 22:02:02
27 Posted 03/01/2019 at 22:03:25
Hope it derails the fuck out of those c**ts like they did to us.
28 Posted 03/01/2019 at 22:03:39
Stones was fantastic. There's not enough positive adjectives to describe his performance in my opinion.
Nice to see him do well, for me at any rate.
29 Posted 03/01/2019 at 22:08:58
We have an obligation to deny them three points too. They had their limitations exposed tonight. I thought I was watching Bolton as they pumped all those aimless balls in the box hoping something would break for them ……'kin gobshites
30 Posted 03/01/2019 at 22:09:48
Do they ever stop making excuses or whining? It's just never-ending and annoying as fuck. Never their fault.
Blows my mind. Why bring that up? Just stick with the "great game of football, fine margins" sound bites man!
31 Posted 03/01/2019 at 22:11:36
32 Posted 03/01/2019 at 22:13:59
1.2 centimeters. That's insane.
33 Posted 03/01/2019 at 22:16:38
34 Posted 03/01/2019 at 22:19:36
Fuck me, I'm biased, I fucking hate Liverpool, but that was a fantastic last ditch tackle, never even warranted a yellow, unless players are not supposed to tackle anymore, even if their opponent is going to get a free run on goal.
I know goal scorers hold all the sway, but I also knew I was going to miss watching John Stones, a lot more than Lukaku, even though he nearly got Kompany, sent off!!
35 Posted 03/01/2019 at 22:20:53
36 Posted 03/01/2019 at 22:26:13
37 Posted 03/01/2019 at 22:27:32
Swear John Stones tried a step over before he cleared that ball of the line .
38 Posted 03/01/2019 at 22:31:57
That was Ant-knee who spoke about the tackle @34.
But I do agree with him. I didn't think it warranted a card at all. He clearly plays the ball, was at full stretch, and came up with it.
Reminded me a lot of the Jags tackle early this season, which I also thought was brilliant and didn't warrant a card at all. But that game wasn't one where the ref would be scared shitless of sending someone off!
EDIT - referring to my post @ 30.... see that now.
39 Posted 03/01/2019 at 22:32:16
40 Posted 03/01/2019 at 22:32:33
41 Posted 03/01/2019 at 22:39:36
That he was able to continue the game is a black mark against big Vincent.
He should have hurt him - badly . . I'm sure I read that in the rules somewhere
42 Posted 03/01/2019 at 22:44:14
43 Posted 03/01/2019 at 22:45:14
honestly thought it was a great tackle, if you were watching it live they must have shown it multiple times,
so you might have a different opinion to mine.
44 Posted 03/01/2019 at 22:45:20
Hahaha. Dear God. . that's certifiably over the top. Expect a righteous, "you should never cheer for an injury" comment Darren!
I thought it was a great challenge. He wasn't late. I've looked at it again and I don't think he's late. His leg did come up. But what's he supposed to do? Ask if Mo minds if he comes in gently after Stones hangs him out to dry? (John's only mistake of the evening and a lucky boy to be honest getting out of that unscathed).
We need to aspire to play football just like we saw. I know it's belaboring the point, but that was truly a magnificent game.
45 Posted 03/01/2019 at 22:46:03
46 Posted 03/01/2019 at 22:50:14
Football is about being brave, and Salah, could have flicked the ball over Kompany imo, especially because if he does hes through on goal.
I dont even think Salah, got touched, probably because he had one eye on the defender, and wasnt prepared to maybe sacrifice getting hurt, to gain his team a real advantage?
Thats my take on it, but some people will obviously have a completely opposite view, but its top level football, so surely players should be allowed to be very competitive?
47 Posted 03/01/2019 at 23:00:55
48 Posted 03/01/2019 at 23:01:49
Anyway, fucking good result.
49 Posted 03/01/2019 at 23:10:59
But its also important to realise football is moving on and that type of tackle needs to be removed form the game.
The guidelines for officials clearly outline that players should be protected. The ‘brand and money simply wont tolerate a star players being maimed a la NFL quarterbacks.
Both feet off the ground, that immediately means he has zero control over his body whatever he makes contact with is with his full body weight. His studs are up too. Why does he have to pole axe the guy to earn a red card?
Its excessive force, endangering a player.
VAR will undoubtedly clean a tackle like this up. Not so much in game but players will wise up to the fact that they cannot make that sort of tackle. It will rightly or wrongly fade from the game in the same way the scythe from behind was outlawed.
He certainly clipped him and was fortunate it wasnt worse. Kompany himself said in interview he was going to be clean through and that made his mind up.
Ive no love for the diving pharaoh but red would not have been unjust.
50 Posted 04/01/2019 at 09:07:45
It never happened, but would those same people sitting in the studio, have had a different view if it did?
I understand what you say JP, we should be protecting players, but Salah, could see everything, and he just wasnt brave enough, is my own take on that incident.
51 Posted 04/01/2019 at 09:28:22
We have goal line tech and it clearly showed it was
12mm on the line,so even with VAR its still not a goal.
52 Posted 04/01/2019 at 09:29:41
53 Posted 04/01/2019 at 10:32:26
54 Posted 04/01/2019 at 12:57:29
55 Posted 04/01/2019 at 13:28:15
RS start a petition to review goal line technology. Do they seriously think that that NO GOAL COS THE WHOLE BALL DIDN'T CROSS THE LINE will be overturned and awarded to them
56 Posted 04/01/2019 at 13:33:54
57 Posted 04/01/2019 at 14:09:23
58 Posted 04/01/2019 at 14:34:08
Guys you are absolutely right as Dave said the media is full of journalists who openly admit they support the other lot, and they don't even try to hide it. I wonder if any have commented about Klopp before the game standing 15 yards away from the City team as they warmed up. I have never seen a Premier league manager do that, I bet if Guardiola had done it they would have had a lot to say. Rob it doesnt surprise me that some of them are starting a petition to question goal line technology, I mean they have had years of getting decisions go their way. To quote one of their own I will love it if City beat them to the title.
59 Posted 04/01/2019 at 15:13:17
60 Posted 04/01/2019 at 15:30:10
A RS tweeted that the shadow of the ball was all over the line. Dam the positioning of those floodlights.
61 Posted 04/01/2019 at 16:10:16
Just read that piece Rob, all in can say is Oh dear!
However, it is very entertaining the fall out to a RS loss especially as they feel so aggrieved with decisions .bit of karma payback.
62 Posted 04/01/2019 at 16:45:01
I'm afraid Klopp is just a poor loser and an ungracious winner, much in their tradition of gamesmanship and general unpleasantness which is enough to put you off football.
63 Posted 04/01/2019 at 17:12:32
Now there is absolutely no excuse if this happened, and indeed the Manchester Police said they are investigating these reports. Which is a lot more than the Merseyside Police did about bottles and flares being thrown at the City coach when outside Anfield. Despite Police being only feet away from the perpetrators no arrests were made. Pity Winter and Holt and Dunne didn't write any pieces saying how despicable this behavior was, and no suggestion of playing any games behind close doors. And UEFA handed out a measly fine, yet these same journalists were up in arms about the Boca Juniors coach coming in for the same treatment when they visited their rivals River Plate. FIFA wanted the game to be played but Boca rightly refused, the game was finally played in Spain. So how come exactly the same incident and maybe the Boca coach didnt have toughened glass hence why their players got injured in the attack. Were probably Citys coach did have toughened glass that saved any injuries.
64 Posted 04/01/2019 at 17:33:03
Pound?! Who throws a pound? The Old Trafford prawn brigade maybe.
65 Posted 04/01/2019 at 18:22:45
If I was Pep I would be going on about this instead of Kompany's tackle.
The bias towards the RS knows no bounds.
66 Posted 04/01/2019 at 18:30:26
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