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  1. Just watched the highlights again. Barnes and Ayoze both played so well in the build up for most of the goals. Hopefully this gives them the confidence they might have needed. Barnes will be hungry to score himself again, having not last night, and he surely will soon.
  2. We can win a trophy and secure Champions League football for next season.
  3. Once completely fit, why not have Amartey train to be our backup CB? Was his main position for his country, right? (And it is doubtful he would be ahead of Ndidi, Hamza, or JJ in the other positions.) I hope Rodgers at least considers the possibility.
  4. At this point, I don't expect him to ever learn to deliver great crosses. But he then needs to work on how to contribute in our attacks in other ways. For our 2nd goal, the passes between the triangle of Ricardo, Gray, and Praet were quick and created space. These are 3 players who have barely played with eachother. If I was on the coaching staff, I'd have Chilwell, Barnes, and Maddison practicing those types of plays constantly. If they all are to start together regularly, then they need that chemistry of how to quickly move the ball.
  5. Without having been on the pitch to hear any miscommunication between Albrighton and Kasper, I can't say who is more to blame. I hope Albrighton gets a start next game though, he otherwise played well, and I'd trust him to 'apologize' more with a solid performance that he is always capable of. As for the penalty. It looks soft, but soft is still a penalty. Yes, Mane dived, but it can be both a foul and a dive to make the ref make the deicison.
  6. When Praet and Tielemans both play, Tielemans is pushed toward the left. I'm really not a fan of that. I think he has shown his best on the right, with crosses and linking up with Ricardo. 4-1-4-1 please. Albrighton on the left wing, Maddison and Tielemans in the middle, Ayoze on the right wing.
  7. Still no. We almost got a point away against a title favourite. We can finish top 4.
  8. Wasn't it a "clear and obvious error" that the ref didn't call for a foul from Salah onto Soyuncu right before? If VAR checked for a red against Hamza, then shouldn't it have been used to give us a freekick? Unfortunately, that's not how it works, but would have loved to see it.
  9. Beautiful representation of the 4-1-4-1 in attack. Based on average position of all the touches from a player. https://twitter.com/TheLCFCStatMan/status/1167882585311105024?s=19
  10. Just going to leave this here. Clubs and players really need to make a stand against this sort of expansion. Or players/stars need to understand that the extra profits of this shouldn't go into their wages but into the purchasing of and wages of a bigger squad. Maybe 25 senior members in a squad isn't enough, when managers can't trust youth when short-term results are so important. Or maybe radically, domestic leagues need to have less games; reduce the amount of teams, or restructure into different stages like Latin American leagues. Regarding the UEFA tournaments, ho
  11. I didn't think we could get away with playing Hamza and his clone at the same time. Surely the refs would have noticed two players with that hair?!
  12. Diamond didn't look awful, but I'm not convinced we should start or finish games with it.
  13. Ward JJ - Morgan - Soyuncu - Fuchs Mendy Albrighton - Praet - Hamza - Gray Perez
  14. Must win. Curious to see the team selection and formation.
  15. We'll be celebrating winning the UEFA Supercup, after Vardy scores a hat trick. Cambiasso will have retired as manager after winning the Champions League 3 times in a row with us. His assistant manager Andy King will take over to hopefully complete winning the domestic treble treble.
  16. Must win. Anything less than 0-4 will be disappointing.
  17. Ndidi was fit, and Rodgers didn't have the balls to drop Hamza, nor Maddison, so we played a shit formation and got a shit result. #RodgersOut
  18. Albrighton is a winger. James won't make the squad, neither will Leshabela (unless we sell more than I expect and have an extra spot). And I'd expect us to still move on at least one more, I think Mendy (or Silva or King). Amartey is also probably more of 5th choice CB. That leaves: DM = Ndidi/Hamza(/Amartey) #8 = Tielemans/Praet/Silva #10 = Maddison(/Barnes)/King. Not counting the players that are primarily for other positions or King as he is unlikely to make the bench but is good squad depth for the cups, then that is 6 players competing for 3 positions. An
  19. Hamza will likely start the season. Barnes can earn a place ahead of Albrighton or Perez by playing well off the bench - or maybe Rodgers plans to regardless versus specific teams.
  20. The end of last season and most of preseason, we have been playing 4-1-4-1. This accurately showcases the "triangles" of players/passes/link-up. Kasper Ricardo - Evans - Soyuncu - Chilwell Ndidi/Hamza Perez - Tielemans - Maddison - Albrighton Vardy Some people like to see it as a 433, which it could be considered, but imo that is less useful (for fans) to think of as. Others are calling it a 4231, but that is wrong as it suggests Tielemans is playing as a defensive midfielder
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