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Two games with a day between.  Players managing injuries.  Overall, we were the far superior team.  The situation was managed well.  Many players had good games.  One or two of the back up players were not quite good enough.  That does not take away from the fact that we put a good team out.  Only Schmeichel is a nailed o  starter from the 11.  Evans probably.  Barnes should be.

 

I think we deserved a win.

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48 minutes ago, Nicolo Barella said:

Can't understand how people have seen the host of injuries we've been hit by this season and still not understand the importance of rotation...

People love a bit of hindsight and revisionism. Col especially will claim he said all along we shouldn't rest anybody, but almost certainly never said it once. But now we haven't won whilst resting players he'll be claiming his superior foresight.

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10 hours ago, UpTheLeagueFox said:

A point takes us second in the PL - in a season where we've been ravaged by first team injuries and also into the UEL KO stages - and that's your take???

 

 

Just because we are second does not mean we should throw away points.  Rodgers is a very good coach - but he made a mistake here ... I hope he will learn from it

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The difference between confidence and arrogance was personified yesterday when Iheanacho insisted on taking the penalty that he subsequently missed and when Gray insisted on taking the free kick late on...that he subsequently skied.

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4 minutes ago, Nalis said:

The difference between confidence and arrogance was personified yesterday when Iheanacho insisted on taking the penalty that he subsequently missed and when Gray insisted on taking the free kick late on...that he subsequently skied.

And that is what sums them both up as people and players.

 

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9 minutes ago, Nalis said:

The difference between confidence and arrogance was personified yesterday when Iheanacho insisted on taking the penalty that he subsequently missed and when Gray insisted on taking the free kick late on...that he subsequently skied.

No problem with Iheanacho wanting the penalty. Who else takes it? Perez only option and he has scored one for us, but Iheanacho has to hasn't he? He certainly has a reputation of a good pen taker in training. 

 

We have seen Gray go close before but we all knew this Gray effort was going nowhere near. Perez effort in first half weren't much better, even if it was on target. I wonder if Thomas practices free kick because he's got a technique that looks suited to taking them. 

 

 

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11 minutes ago, foxfanazer said:

My Foxestalk new years resolution is to not post so quick in post match threads. I get far too emotional and probably post things in haste 

We all can do that mate if we let ourselves

A good example yesterday was I was with you on blaming Brendan during and after the game 

Then when someone posted a very good post about injuries and niggles it made me think again. He had Hobson’s choice really 

If that’s your only New Years ressy you ain’t doing bad mi old son

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15 minutes ago, foxfanazer said:

My Foxestalk new years resolution is to not post so quick in post match threads. I get far too emotional and probably post things in haste 

Very wise! And, genuinely, I think many of us are so pent up with frustration at the end of this incredibly demanding year that a quick rant on the internet has become a form of therapy. 
 

We are all in desperate need of a full house at the KP. The ups and downs, the frustration, the joy. I miss it like hell. Here’s to a much better 2021!

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3 minutes ago, Col city fan said:

We all can do that mate if we let ourselves

A good example yesterday was I was with you on blaming Brendan during and after the game 

Then when someone posted a very good post about injuries and niggles it made me think again. He had Hobson’s choice really 

If that’s your only New Years ressy you ain’t doing bad mi old son

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Thats just my Foxestalk resolution lol

 

Don't get me started on my real life! 

 

Yeah I agree, still think the amount of changes was overkill but can appreciate it wasn't done on a whim. Just frustrating throwing away 2 points (almost 3) against a very poor Palace side. Still things are pretty positive overall 

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Wondering whether Rodgers should have started Vardy and a stronger line up, gone for the jugular, 2 goals up (penalty most likely would have gone in and a couple of other chances first half) and then bring Vardy off second half after 70 minutes.
When you look at Klopp and Pep they consistently start the strongest team they can, see the game out and then bring Mane or Salah or Sterling off etc. How many times do we see Mane spitting the dummy when he's been subbed off? Lots of times, that's because he always starts, and then gets rested when the other team is deflated.
Think we should be thinking along those lines instead, otherwise you're missing chances, letting the other team get a foothold in the game etc.
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1 hour ago, Facecloth said:

People love a bit of hindsight and revisionism. Col especially will claim he said all along we shouldn't rest anybody, but almost certainly never said it once. But now we haven't won whilst resting players he'll be claiming his superior foresight.

And 100% guaranteed if we went full strength and lost, he'd have blamed fatigue and the lack of rotation... 

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Just now, StanSP said:

And 100% guaranteed if we went full strength and lost, he'd have blamed fatigue and the lack of rotation... 

And can you imagine if you one of the stars had got a knock, especially Ndidi and Castagne coming back from injuries. He'd be complaining about over playing them so soon after their returns.

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37 minutes ago, Nalis said:

The difference between confidence and arrogance was personified yesterday when Iheanacho insisted on taking the penalty that he subsequently missed and when Gray insisted on taking the free kick late on...that he subsequently skied.

Why? They were both probably told that was their duty when on the pitch.

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18 minutes ago, foxfanazer said:

Thats just my Foxestalk resolution lol

 

Don't get me started on my real life! 

 

Yeah I agree, still think the amount of changes was overkill but can appreciate it wasn't done on a whim. Just frustrating throwing away 2 points (almost 3) against a very poor Palace side. Still things are pretty positive overall 

Of course they are

2nd in the league is quite amazing really given our injuries 

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The way I see it is we gained 1 point against man utd and lost 2 here. 5 points from a tough Christmas period is no bad thing.

 

The next 3 league games are all winnable. Southampton have lost ings and are going through a sticky patch. Same with Chelsea. Newcastle are moaning about their manager.

 

The most frustrating thing for me is we're on the cusp of being a properly good team. I have to also say I thought we'd struggle up until January with the injuries but with Ricardo and soyuncu to come back there are some genuine selection headaches for Rodgers. 

 

With genuine competition for vardy and a winger who hits numbers like Barnes is starting to hit this team could genuinely challenge on three fronts in the second half of the season. That's frustrating and exciting at the same time as I doubt we'll get both of those options in jan, but it's the hope that kills you.

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