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urban fox

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  1. I think we need Mendy but, despite my previous post, I do agree Youri could do with a rest. The slower pace of the European games seems to suit Maddison so I would go with him and Praet. Harsh on Nacho if he doesn’t start as he seems to be making this competition his own with three goals and three assists so far.
  2. Last of the true hard men of football. Tbf he was a bit of a throwback but I certainly wouldn’t have fancied playing against him. To paraphrase a well known line from the movies “you’re gonna need a bigger cage”
  3. Totally agree. Win this and we guaranteed top of group and it puts down a big marker for our ambitions. If we need to rest players after so be it, we should be taking points from Fulham regardless of what team we put out if we have any aspirations to be top 6 this season. On paper this is the toughest fixture out of the next three or four games. People disregarding this competition need to remember that realistically we have a better shot at CL by winning this than we do of finishing top 4. That is not to say that we should not be challenging in the league also.
  4. I was at that arsenal game. Quite a lot of them weren’t strictly “in” the ground. There were quite a few on the roof of the east stand and some had even somehow managed to climb up the floodlight pylons
  5. My head says a point would be a good result but......... that would leave spurs top of the pile for a whole week. A win either way doesn’t
  6. Please Christian let’s have just one more left footed wonder strike before you call it a day.
  7. Just the base layer. There will be a top layer going on up to the kerb level
  8. One of our all time great players. Remember him as a kid being one of my favourites. Mr reliable, almost ever present.
  9. These people are billionaires. That is small change to them in relative terms. Would be like most people walking around with a couple of hundred in their wallet for a shopping trip
  10. Would not be surprised if there is a sudden outbreak in Anfield so they can postpone
  11. read today that the failure of ppv will be used by sky/bt to argue that viewing figures are falling and hence enable them to negotiate a lower fee for their rights
  12. Wonder if wives/families will be allowed in the players hotel suites?
  13. Whilst Sky/but push the fact that they have lots of games, the fact is I am not really interested in any that do not feature us. I admit I did have the Liverpool vs Man City game on in the background while I was getting dinner ready but only because it directly affected our chance to stay top. I could just have easily listened to it on radio 5 but had a day pass to watch our earlier game
  14. God that looks great. The cloakroom (for it deserves a better description than the bogs) looks like something you find in a swanky hotel. That is proper Savoy standard with all the marble and stuff. Obviously nothing is too good for our boys and you can see where some of the £100mill is going. Add in the all the hydro therapy pools and other facilities and any player considering moving here would only have to take one look at this place and know that the club are really being serious about looking after their staff. Which of course was one of the aims.
  15. Poor Liverpool having to struggle with some injuries. The fact that we have Ricardo, Soyuncu, Ndidi, Amartey definitely out, likely Castagne and possibly now Under unavailable, with Evans struggling with his back issue, Maddison only just playing his way back to full fitness etc will of course not be worthy of a mention. If we get a result it will be due to their injuries however and have nothing to do with how well we have managed our own injury issues and fixture pile up by rotating players, including a few “veterans” and youngsters, and styles or the great squad togetherness in adversi
  16. Klopp trying to play mind games. Funny this is brought up now. Wonder who they are playing next...... oh wait, and who has just put in probably his best ever performance for us. Have guess, rhymes with powdery.
  17. Agreed. But I still think he quit after the WC cos he was p*ssed off at being ignored for a half fit Kane, and not being used to his strength when he did get on. the final straw was being brought on in the semi for the last few minutes when the team was knackered and the game lost, when it was obvious to everybody watching the game was crying out for change long before.
  18. Generally I am patriotic when it comes to the England team but is it wrong that I actually want Belgium to stuff them because they have our players at the heart of their team while Southgate continually ignores the likes of Maddison and totally wasted Vardy?
  19. Not forgetting that we would also have Wilf or Papy sitting just in front. That actually looks insanely good
  20. If you purchase a piece of music (vinyl, CD, download etc) you are purchasing the right to listen to it not to broadcast it. Radio stations have to pay a royalty every time they play a track, pubs etc have to pay a broadcast license to show live sports etc, so why would people think it is ok to simply copy and paste another persons work just because it is published in an online format? If i produce a document, such as a safety policy for example, for a client, they pay me to produce it for their use, yet i (or my company) retain the copyright and intellectual property rights as the autho
  21. Barnes was born in Burnley cos that's where his dad was playing at he time, but the family was originally from Leicestershire and moved back here when he was a young kid, so i think that counts. lots of people were born in a different city (oe even countries) due to family work commitments would still consider themselves as being "from" where the family originated and they grew up during their formative years.
  22. I think both Papy and Wilf are excellent in the cdm role for different reasons. Ndidi is certainly one of the best ball winners around and a total beast, whereas Mendy has the ability to receive in a tight situation and retain possession taking pressure off and transitioning play in such an unhurried smooth way. It’s a shame we can’t morph them into one player but It’s a pity though that neither of them have ever learnt to shoot. i think we will see rotation when Ndidi is fit again with BR selecting which skill set he feels best fits particular games
  23. To think that we almost let him walk away on a free this summer. He has been possibly out POTS so far and will be attracting some envious glances from others to the point where his current value is probably in excess of £30m. If it was not for the fact that he agreed to an extension due to the season being interrupted he would have been off to France most likely. Credit to BR and Rudders in convincing him to sign a new contract.
  24. The 5 subs benefits these teams in two ways. First they can play their best 11, injuries aside, at full tilt to try and establish a decent lead, then rest half the team for the next game and so on. Secondly it allows them to make big changes at half time, like Chelsea against us last season, with the back up of of still having subs left in case of injuries etc. strange how it is those with the strongest squads in depth are those that want this back. if we bring back this rule then it should be evened out by applying a fixed salary cap so that these sides cannot simply outbid everyone
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