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      Seasonal Reflections
      Jun 03, 2018 11:59:20 pm
      With the 2017/18 season over, and the long break ahead, here's a thread to look back at some of the highlights of the season.

      Goal Of The Season

      There were so many to choose from that it's hard to narrow them down to just one. So I have put forward two categories: Team and Individual.

      Team Goal Of The Season

      There were probably more important goals this season, but my pick for it would be Phillippe Coutinho for 2-0 v Spartak Moscow in the European Cup. The movement and link up play involving all of the Fab Four in the move leading to Coutinho's finish was world class.

      Individual Goal Of The Season

      Again, it was hard to narrow it down to one, but I chose Mohammad Salah for 4-1 v City in the league. It probably looks easy on TV, but the skill to control the ball like he did was fantastic and the finish from 40 yards was perfect. It turned out to be the winning goal, and meant we have won our last 5 home games v City in the league.

      Signing Of The Season

      Salah has the awards, and they're richly deserved. But even when he had an off day, others could step up. So I'm going to give it to Van Dijk. He only had half a season, but slotted in seamlessly and fixed a problem that was costing us far too often. With his full summer break and a full pre season ahead of him to come, he will only improve and we will achieve the consistency we need, with him leading the backline and us keeping more clean clean sheets.

      Game Of The Season

      From a personal pov, there was only one candidate, mainly as it was the only game I was at, the first game I was in the Kop for, and the closest to a night game I have had in the stadium. So it's the 5-0 win v Swansea, with TAA and Ox's first league goals at home. We had drawn our previous 3 home games, so we feared another frustrating day against the busparkers. Coutinho's last goal at home after 6 minutes from 30 yards, set up the rest of the day, while the second just after half time, opened the floodgates. It was an off day for Salah but he still set up the fourth for Firmino. It could honestly have been 10 in the end.

      With our European Cup status retained and reputation enhanced, the season should be judged as a success. Halfway through the 4 year project, there is still more work to do, and much more success to come.
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      Re: Seasonal Reflections
      Reply #1: Jun 04, 2018 01:27:49 pm
      Goal Of The Season
      Team Goal Of The Season
      Individual Goal Of The Season
      Signing Of The Season
      Game Of The Season

      Coutinho vs Newcastle (A)
      Mane vs Newcastle (H)
      Salah vs Newcastle (H)
      Salah (For scoring against Newcastle)
      Liverpool vs Newcastle (2-0 win)
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      Re: Seasonal Reflections
      Reply #2: Jun 04, 2018 01:47:50 pm
      Team goal would surely be Can’s second against Hoffenheim.

      Individual goal hard to narrow down to one but Mane’s volley against Spartak Moscow and Salah’s mazy runs vs Watford and Spurs got to be up there.

      Favourite games were the first leg demolition of City (for obvious reasons) and the 2-2 against Spurs at Anfield (because I was there).
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      Re: Seasonal Reflections
      Reply #3: Jun 04, 2018 04:54:07 pm
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      Re: Seasonal Reflections
      Reply #4: Jun 04, 2018 10:01:01 pm

      My parents used to get me to sing this at family parties when I was a kid.

      Dunno why.

      Probably some sort of cult.
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      Re: Seasonal Reflections
      Reply #5: Jun 04, 2018 10:43:36 pm
      How can you expect to have anyone take this thread seriously when you don't give signing of the season to Mo Salah.
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      Re: Seasonal Reflections
      Reply #6: Jun 04, 2018 11:38:08 pm
      I've only read the title. I think I'm a winter burgeoning into early spring.
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      Re: Seasonal Reflections
      Reply #7: Jun 05, 2018 09:16:34 am
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      Reply #8: Jun 05, 2018 04:22:16 pm
      Team Goal of the Season: Emre Can V Hoffenhaim
      Individual Goal of the Season: A couple of the 3 scored by Mo against Watford
      Signing of the Season: Mo
      Game of the Season: Liverpool 5-2 Roma
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      Re: Seasonal Reflections
      Reply #9: Jun 05, 2018 07:50:25 pm
      Quote from Magillionare
      How can you expect to have anyone take this thread seriously when you don't give signing of the season to Mo Salah.

      We've never had any trouble scoring goals. Since VVD made his league debut, we have kept 8 clean sheets, and conceded just 2 goals from corners. Most players take time to settle at a new club. He settled immediately and made a massive difference. Opponents are not putting 3 4 and 5 goals past us as they were in the first half of the season. And it's doubtful if we would have made the top 4 without him.
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      Re: Seasonal Reflections
      Reply #10: Jun 05, 2018 08:21:26 pm
      Goal of the season: Salah against City in Champions League (Away)
      Team Goal of the Season: AOC V City Champions League (home)
      Individual Goal of the Season: Salah against Spurs at home.
      Signing of the Season: Salah!
      Game of the Season: Liverpool 4-0 City in Champions League.
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      Reply #11: Jun 05, 2018 09:37:15 pm
      We've never had any trouble scoring goals. Since VVD made his league debut, we have kept 8 clean sheets, and conceded just 2 goals from corners. Most players take time to settle at a new club. He settled immediately and made a massive difference. Opponents are not putting 3 4 and 5 goals past us as they were in the first half of the season. And it's doubtful if we would have made the top 4 without him.

      Player of the season for PL
      Top scorer
      Most goals in modern day top English league ever
      Not good enough for Liverpool signing of the season

      You’re being contrarian to seem clever but your just being obtuse. Take Salah out we are a lot worse off than if you took VvD out.
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      Re: Seasonal Reflections
      Reply #12: Jun 06, 2018 09:35:12 am
      We had some incredible moments in the season shame it finished in being mugged in Kiev.
      What is important about this season is we learn some lessons and improve for next season with what is looking like a stunning midfield.
      We have a good back 4 and a stunning front 3 we could score even more goals next season and concede fewer so 2017/18 is over and 2018/19 is going to be even better
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      Re: Seasonal Reflections
      Reply #13: Jun 06, 2018 12:40:37 pm
      Goal of the season: Salah against City in Champions League (Away)
      Team Goal of the Season: AOC V City Champions League (home)
      Individual Goal of the Season: Salah against Spurs at home.
      Signing of the Season: Salah!
      Game of the Season: Liverpool 4-0 City in Champions League.

      Who scored our 4th?  :f_whistle:
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      Reply #14: Jun 06, 2018 12:50:28 pm

      Oops but still I loved that game.
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      Re: Seasonal Reflections
      Reply #15: Jun 06, 2018 12:52:58 pm
      Team goal would surely be Can’s second against Hoffenheim.

      Individual goal hard to narrow down to one but Mane’s volley against Spartak Moscow and Salah’s mazy runs vs Watford and Spurs got to be up there.

      Favourite games were the first leg demolition of City (for obvious reasons) and the 2-2 against Spurs at Anfield (because I was there).

      Yes on that team goal. The movement off the ball, Mane's flair and Firmino's industry.

      Have a look:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hY9-zSDE-4
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      Reply #16: Jun 06, 2018 01:44:41 pm
      Team goal - Can v Hoffenheim, a thing of beauty that was.
      Individual goal - Mane v Spartak, absolutely incredible technique to get that in (his goal v Burnley a close second)
      Signing - Mo by a mile.
      Performance - 3-0 v City. Stunning first half from the attackers and then equally good from the defenders in the second half. Everyone got a chance to shine which is why it's my number one.
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      Re: Seasonal Reflections
      Reply #17: Jun 07, 2018 05:02:58 pm
      Quote from clint_call01
      Oops but still I loved that game.

      We scored so many goals against them this season, that you can excuse someone getting carried away. One pundit said, there were so many goals scored in the semi final, you needed calculators to work out what the actual score was.

      Next week, the fixture list is released at 8am GMT. Hopefully we can get a set of fixtures that allow us to start well, so we're ready to deal with the bigger ones. We took 10 points from the 10 games against the rest of the top 6 last year, with 9 of those points at home. We really need to improve on that next season.
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      Re: Seasonal Reflections
      Reply #18: Oct 13, 2018 05:02:29 pm
      Time to take stock after 8 games, and post how much progress has been made to between last season LS and the current season CS, the difference, and the points swing since the end of last season.

      ---------------------------- LS - CS
      Games Played ----- 8 --- 8 --- 0
      Games Won -------- 3 ---- 6 -- +3
      Points Taken ----- 13 -- 20 -- +7
      Goals Scored ----- 13 - 15 --- +2
      Goals Against ---- 12 --- 3 ---- -9
      Goal Difference --  1-- 12 -- +11
      Clean Sheets ------ 3 ---- 5 --- +2

      In all aspects, we've improved.

      Points Swing Update:

      Chelsea -- -5
      Spurs ----- +4
      mancs -- +13
      Man City +25

      Again, big margins have been reined in. A handful of posters put it down to "luck", I put it down to, a team and coach that means business this season.
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      Reply #19: Oct 13, 2018 05:18:11 pm
      Saw the title of this thread and though 'and Christmas can f**k off as well'
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      Reply #20: Oct 13, 2018 08:23:51 pm
      Saw the title of this thread and though 'and Christmas can f**k off as well'

      I saw the title and thought it was somehow the end of May already.
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      Re: Seasonal Reflections
      Reply #21: Dec 28, 2018 11:58:47 pm
      With half the season gone, things have continued to improve, and after winning the last 8 games, we're well clear at the top. So how is it compared to the same point last season.

      …......................... LS... CS
      Games Played....19....19.....  0
      Games Won........10... 16.... +6
      Points Taken.......35... 51.. +16
      Goals Scored......41... 43....  +2
      Goals Against.....23..... 7.... -16
      Goal Difference+18.. +36.. +18
      Clean Sheets....... 8.... 12....  +4

      Points Swing Update (Full Season)

      Chelsea +6
      Spurs.... +7
      mancs.+25
      City...... +31
       
      While the defending has dramatically improved, I thought there would be a bigger gap in the amount of goals scored. So if we can match last year's final tally of 84, we should win most of the remaining games, and have a party on 12 May.
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      Re: Seasonal Reflections
      Reply #22: Jun 17, 2019 10:51:54 pm
      Another league season, and another dramatic improvement, with 6 wins from our first 6 games, and 60 points from 60  against the bottom half of the table, helping to shatter our club points records for the season. Some of the highlights were:

      Goals Of The Season

      With 89 goals scored, there were too many specials to find just one. So here are 3 of each.

      Team Goal Of The Season

      v Cardiff (h): 3-1 up, and a brilliant counter attack started in our own half, sees Salah put Mane through to put us 3 goals clear on the day and 3 points clear in the league.

      v Fulham (h): 40 minutes gone and we're struggling to break a stubborn opposition down. The game is at 12pm on Sunday, and the atmosphere is flat as a pancake. In the space of 15 seconds though, everyone wakes up. First, an opposition attempt is offside. While they wander around feeling sorry for themselves, VVD tells Allison it doesn't count, while he in turn finds TAA who puts Salah through to finish it off. We're back on top and their  coach is swiftly fired.

      v Southampton (a): With the neutrals counting the time down for the slip up to hand City the league they predicted since pre-season, we had to dig deep and recover from a difficult start to dig out another 3 points. With 15 minutes to go, Hendo and Mane set up Salah to go on a 40 yard run and score his first goal in 2 months. We take the lead, win the game, are back on top, and secure a top 4 spot.

      Individual Goal Of The Season

      v Chelsea (a): There's 2 minutes left, and Sturridge makes his main contribution to the season to get us a point, the least we deserved. After the game, Sky asked if England should call him up again. Instead, he did well to play for us again, but in a run of 3 winless games, this was a point gained rather than two lost.

      v Arsenal (h): A lively start to the second round of games sees the game 1-1 after 15 minutes. Firmino picks up the ball, and leaves 4 opponents on their backsides to put us in front, and on the way to put us 9 points clear with 54 points from a possible 60.

      v Watford (h): Sandwiched between the  local away trips, this one looked like a long night. Instead, it was a walkover. 20 minutes in and it's done and dusted, after Mane scores with an outrageous back heel to keep us top. To try it was ambitious, to get the power needed to get it over the keeper and find the net was astonishing.

      Signing Of The Season

      It has to be Allison, who like VVD before him, makes the fee we forked out for him look loose change. Ever present throughout, the 10 goals conceded at home all season, helped us be the tightest defence in the league and allowed him to pick up the Golden Glove. That creates a new category.

      Save Of The Season

      Like the goals, it's hard, very hard to narrow it down to 1. But I have. The injury time save at Burnley was stupendous, with the ball destined for the top corner, 2 points dropped on a wet Wednesday night at Burnley, 4 points behind in the title race, and headlines on this forum, mainly driven by Panzer Reid Rib and Ireland. Instead, Allison plucked it out of the top corner and set up our third goal for us to win 3-1. By the weekend, we were top by 1 point and we all had a Happy Christmas.

      Game Of The Season

      From a personal pov, there was only one candidate, mainly as it was the only game I was at, my first ever night game at Anfield. So it's the 5-0 win v Huddersfield, where it took just 15 seconds to win the game, give us an easy night to enjoy, and go back on top of the league.

      Other great games; the games at home to Everton and Spurs were great results after 90 minutes of tension. But the win over the mancs was our first win over them in the league in 5 years, and long overdue. We took 13 points from our big 6 home league games, and 19 points overall from 30.

      We collected 37 results and 97 points, comfortably making the top 4, are now unbeaten at home in 40 games, and are European Champions, so there is a lot to be happy about. Next year is the 4th year of the 4 year project, and we now have the platform to match and better this year's records, to deliver the title Jürgen told us would happen, on Day 1.
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      Reply #23: Jul 31, 2020 10:41:08 pm
      Another league season, with another set of club records. A record points total, record home league wins, then winning the league in the earliest and latest time ever. I don't think that record will ever be broken. Along the way, we took 55 points from home games, and gained 2 more points at home than last season. Some of the other highlights were:

      Goals Of The Season

      85 goals scored was 4 less than last season, however there were still some specials out there.

      Team Goal Of The Season

      v City (h): After a ropey start, Fabinho's strike settled us down. Then TAA took out 6 opponents with a wonderful cross to Robbo, whose inch perfect crossed allowed Mo to head home, and on to win. That's how we play, and that's it working at it's best, at a time when we need it most.

      Individual Goal Of The Season

      v Southampton (a): It's not easy narrowing it down to one, but I've gone for Mane v Southampton in our first away game of the season. A difficult first half in a tough away game after collecting our latest trophy, Mane created and finished his first goal this season in his first start just before half time, which set us off on the way to the first of 14 away wins this season.

      Assist Goal Of The Season

      v mancs (h): Having never scored against the mancs before, they thought it was safe to leave Salah alone by himself in injury time. Alisson picks him out, and Salah sets the seal on another home win against the mancs. That's why Alisson is the best keeper in the world. Many keepers play out from the back and launch attacks, but he spots things that others don't. The current World, European, Copa America, and English League Champion would have retained the Golden Glove too if he played more than 28 games this season. But he still has a good save in his locker.

      Save Of The Season

      With 32 league wins, Allison's most difficult job some weeks was to just keep himself warm. One such game was at Norwich, where on a stormy night, he was faced with a one on one. He looked at his opponent, faced him down, and just when it looked like he was outnumbered in the contest, he reached out a hand at the last second and swatted the ball away from danger. It's unlikely a goal would have resulted as the VAR would have probably stepped in to sort it out, but he didn't wait that long. He stared the forward down and dealt with the situation in a way that other keepers can't.

      Game Of The Season

      v Everton (h). 2-0 up in 15 minutes, the defence got carried away a bit and the half time score didn't truly reflect our superiority. Wijnaldum finally settled it near the end. It was our first time to score 5 against them since 1982, and stretched the run at home to 20 years.

      After 4 years of the 4 year project, Jürgen took us to the promised land, becoming the first non British coach to win us the league. We now have the platform to start another project, Project Ruthless, where we retain the league to win No. 20, then go on to win it continously and add a few more cups as a bonus. It may look ambitious, but we haven't got to where we have without ambition, it's what we now have to believe in, rather than doubt ourselves as we did for so long. 2020 is finally Our Year, and if the next few years are as much fun as the past 4, it's a project that should be well within our reach.
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      Reply #24: Jul 31, 2020 11:24:53 pm
      Won the league this year...I'm pretty f***in stoked 😁😎😂
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      Reply #25: Aug 01, 2020 11:45:38 am
      Goal of the season

      Probanly Keita v Chelsea. Its a shame there was no supporters in the stadium & that the game he scored it in was essentially a dead rubber because it seems to have taken a lot of the shine off it. What a f**king goal. I think if he scored that earlier on in the season it would have been talked about a lot more

      Save of the season

      Have to agree with Alison at Norwich away. Could probably argue that it wasn't even a "save" but the goalkeeping nous and the ability to jump into action on a cold February night after having f**k all to do for 60 odd minutes was incredible

      Game of the Season

      Arsenal 5-5 in the cup was the best game overall, in terms of the league I'd say Villa away
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      Reply #26: Aug 02, 2020 12:29:03 pm
      CAMPIONE CAMPIONE CAMPIONE LIVERPOOL



      The only thing we have to reflect on this season  ;D
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      Reply #27: May 30, 2021 01:43:19 pm
      This season saw the first slide in a full season with Jürgen. However, an excellent run in and a 3rd place finish was a lot better than it looked for a lot of the campaign. With just 68 goals scored, we finished 30 points off last year's tally, and all the reasons are well documented elsewhere. Here though is a chance to find some of the highlights out of  the storm.

      Goals Of The Season

      Team Goal Of The Season

      v West Ham (a): Over the past 3 years we have gone to West Ham, faced a corner, cleared it away, then hit them on the counter and 10 seconds later we've scored again. After 3 years of a specific tactic working against a specific team in a specific venue, the opposition should have wised up to it. But they still haven't. This time the corner was cleared to Trent, who sent it 60 yards forward to Shaq who in turn sends it perfectly onto Mo's foot. Two touches later, the ball is in their net again and the three points are in the bag. We might even give it a go for the 5th time next season.

      v Crystal Palace (a): In a first half where we've been more clinical than competent, Firmino wins the ball in his own half and sets Robbo free in his own half. Firmino runs alongside him, to get into the position to take Robbo's cross and slide it in for 3. Now it's a question of how many. It turns out to be 7 goals, a 6 point lead, and a Happy Christmas.

      v Wolves (h): Top of the league and with the fans back, the players are scavenging the opposition, with the Kopites singing Merry Christmas Everton all around us, the whole team put together one of those 30 pass moves that end up in a goal. Santa Semedo knocks it in on our behalf, a player who clearly appreciates coming here with teams that lose 4-0 at Anfield. He'll always be welcome in that case.

      Individual Goal Of The Season

      v Spurs (h): With our 100% home record on the ropes, Robbo takes a corner, Hendo takes Dier out, and Robbie takes his chance, a free header into an unmarked post. The 2-1 win puts us 3 points clear of the field, and looks as though it's going to be making a statement, which it did although not quite in the way we intended. It was our last home win for four months. The last time such a feat happened was eighteen seasons ago. At least we won the League Cup then.

      v Everton (a): There's not many highlights  from the derby, but there is one. Out of nowhere Mo hit his 100th Goal for us, with a first time volley to give us the lead with 20 minutes to go. It should have been enough to win the game on it's own, but that's a different story.

      v West Brom (a): As during many seasons  down the years, a banana skin was to be found waiting for us outside Allardyce's door. So after watching everyone who could score against them, waste chance after chance for 94 minutes, Alisson decided to have a go himself. So up he went for a last minute corner, knowing that if we went short as in the home fixture, it would be a waste of his time. But Trent gave him a good delivery, he got a great connection, the post was waiting there unmarked for him, and bingo, there's our 3 points. See lads, it's not that difficult, is it?

      Assist Of The Season

      Only one contender for this though. It goes to Shaqiri for his assist to set up Jota's winner v West Ham (h). Having just come on, and a 11 man bus rigidly parked in front of him, Shaqiri breaks it up with one inch perfect pass for Diogo to run onto and thump it home, to win the game and send us off to City the following week, full of confidence.

      Save Of The Season

      This year it's not reserved for Alisson. It's going to Kelleher instead for his world class stop on his league debut in front of the Kop v Wolves. To get back and claw the attempt to lob him, around the post was something Allison himself would be proud of. The standing ovation he got from the Kop for it was fully justified. His appearances were few this season, but he never put a foot wrong anytime he was called upon.

      Signing Of The Season

      It was a tight call between Thiago and Diogo, and either couldn't really be argued. But I'm going to give it to Thiago, as he's the first ready made world class player to come to this club, and although we haven't seen it in every game, we are now starting to see why he's here and what he brings to the side. On his day there's nobody in the league who can come close to him, not even De Bruyne. And the best from him is still to come.

      Thank You VAR

      v Chelsea (a) A turgid first half suddenly bursts into life just before half time, when Hendo spots Mane about to run clean through, until he is cleaned out by a cheat, who thought he could con Tierney into giving him just a yellow. But he can't con Michael Oliver, who shows him the footage of a clear case of Dogso. The yellow is swiftly changed to red, and any hope the home side have disappears with him down the tunnel. Within 10 minutes of a one sided restart, we're 2 goals up, and Thiago is running the show, passing the ball more in one half than Chelsea managed in two.

      v Newcastle (h): 90 minutes of target practice at their keeper, brought just one early goal, so we had to see it out. Deep in stoppage time, they're clean through on goal, and Ali gets to a hand to it, but his wasn't the only one. The subsequent handball by the opponent means a goal can't be awarded, and thanks to VAR justice was done on the spot, just when we need it to be. We didn't win the game in the end, but at least the goal that followed was legal, and we were not robbed of a top 4 spot by a handball from a cheat instead.

      v Wolves (h): Having handed Mo the chance to put us ahead, Coady is determined to get his side level. So determined that he's prepared to go to ground in the box under no contact by any Red. He cons Craig into giving them a penalty, but not Jon Moss in the VAR. He's never been a great friend to the club but at least he's able to work a PC properly, so he tells Pawson to see what really happened. It doesn't take very long for him to see he made a clear and obvious error and it can be put right, when it's supposed to be put right. Two years ago, the penalty would have stood and the result may well have been a different story. But the cheers the overturned decision gets, show again why it's here to stay. Because it works.

      Player of the Season

      Sorry Naby, you just missed out again. :f_doh:

      At one stage, it looked like the POTY might get it for being the longest player in the treatment room, given how full it was. Fabinho spent a few weeks there as well, but out on the pitch, he showed his class every week. Even when he's out of position, as he often was this season, he never has a bad game. He just takes to his job like a duck to water. Other players blow hot and cold, but he doesn't. So if you're motm ahead of him, you've really played out of your skin on the day.

      Game Of The Season

      With stand out games few and far between this season, there is one clear and obvious winner which is v mancs (a). Wins there in any competition or circumstances are rare events, and after going behind early on, it looked as far away as ever. But we were ahead before half time and doubled it after the break, to seal our first win there in 7 years. It's clearly our best win of the season.

      So that was 2020-21. It may have left a lot of room for improvement, but if anyone can do it, Jürgen can. The quest to win No. 20 resumes in August.
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      Re: Seasonal Reflections
      Reply #28: May 31, 2021 08:28:38 pm
      You can piss right off thanking VAR. Just shows how clueless you are to support it.

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      Reply #29: May 31, 2021 09:57:22 pm
      The stand out for me - and my goal of the season - Ali with a last minute header to keep the wins rolling.
      Unbelievable.
      The only time this year I went completely nuts, but in a good way :)
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      Reply #30: May 31, 2021 10:06:14 pm
      The stand out for me - and my goal of the season - Ali with a last minute header to keep the wins rolling.
      Unbelievable.
      The only time this year I went completely nuts, but in a good way :)

      It could only be that couldn't it? One that I think we'll reflect on for many years to come.
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      Reply #31: Jun 03, 2021 03:57:37 pm
      Quote from FL Red
      You can right off thanking VAR. Just shows how you are to support it.

      When you're reading posts about VAR from me, then you know what you're going to get.

      I posted up 3 of the biggest VAR decisions we got in our favour this season, rubbishing the clueless myth out there that we get "nothing" from it. As fans of the game, we have a simple choice. Either we support it and embrace the benefits it brings to the game, or sit there howling at the moon over it, because whatever you think about it, it is now permanent, it's not going away. Because I have wanted for decades for this sport to grow up and use technology to get correct decisions, as they do in many other sports, I've chosen the former. So I will never ever ever apologise for wanting to see justice done on the pitch, and especially when we get a big VAR call in our favour.
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      Reply #32: Jun 04, 2021 10:25:35 am
      Horrid season for many, well documented reasons but hat's off to Jürgen and the boys for getting 3rd.
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      Reply #33: Jun 04, 2021 01:16:25 pm
      season's reflection , thank f**k that is over. Cant wait for next season I really think we are in for something special.
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      Re: Seasonal Reflections
      Reply #34: Jun 04, 2021 01:30:48 pm
      Ali with a last minute header

      I think we will talk about this one for years to come, and it will remain a part of records for a long time. Standout goal for me epitomizing the whole season.
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      Reply #35: Jun 04, 2021 01:30:54 pm
      The stand out for me - and my goal of the season - Ali with a last minute header to keep the wins rolling.
      Unbelievable.
      The only time this year I went completely nuts, but in a good way :)

      Yeah, that was pretty mental.

      Loved it.
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      Reply #36: Jun 05, 2021 12:40:41 am
      Ali's header for sure but I will never, ever forget the way Mo celebrated after his finish against United.

      The passion in him was monumental!

      I loved seeing that!
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      Reply #37: Jun 05, 2021 02:28:32 pm
      Ali's goal and the performance at Old Trafford. Rest of the season was pretty much sh*t. Roll on next season.
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      Re: Seasonal Reflections
      Reply #38: Jun 06, 2021 10:11:10 am
      1. Pumping Manu.
      2. Ali goal.
      3. snatching 3rd spot after being so sh1t for most of the season.

      Roll on next season when we can hopefully play with a settled defence again.

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