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      Q. MOTM Liverpool v Napoli

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      Alexander Arnold
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      Matip
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      Voting closed: Dec 12, 2018 10:11:57 pm

      Liverpool 1:0 SSC Napoli: In game and post match discussion.

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      Re: Liverpool 1:0 SSC Napoli: In game and post match discussion.
      Reply #870: Dec 12, 2018 01:17:44 pm
      Good night at Anfield.  Atmosphere was excellent.

      As much as I'd like to hand it to Salah's cool finish, van Dijk's excellent defending and Alisson's great goalkeeping - I don't think the superstition of el batez starting on his kebab on the 22nd minute can be overlooked!

      Into the last 16!



      Bloody tourists, only turning up for the big games...  :f_tongueincheek:
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      Re: Liverpool 1:0 SSC Napoli: In game and post match discussion.
      Reply #871: Dec 12, 2018 01:18:10 pm
      I would just like for once, that we do something the easy way rather than what we did in this group!!

      YNWA
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      Reply #872: Dec 12, 2018 01:27:56 pm
      I would just like for once, that we do something the easy way rather than what we did in this group!!

      YNWA


      We will.....in the Final 😉

      YNWA
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      Re: Liverpool 1:0 SSC Napoli: In game and post match discussion.
      Reply #873: Dec 12, 2018 01:34:34 pm
      +11
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      Re: Liverpool 1:0 SSC Napoli: In game and post match discussion.
      Reply #874: Dec 12, 2018 01:49:47 pm

      Yes, we will only need the regulation 5 kicks from the spot after 120 minutes. No extra rounds.of penalties!
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      Re: Liverpool 1:0 SSC Napoli: In game and post match discussion.
      Reply #875: Dec 12, 2018 01:52:33 pm

      Why am I bawling my eyes out after seeing this? I am going mental in my old age. I swear.
      Brilliant post and vid. Thanks.
      « Last Edit: Dec 12, 2018 03:40:50 pm by Robby The Z »
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      Re: Liverpool 1:0 SSC Napoli: In game and post match discussion.
      Reply #876: Dec 12, 2018 01:56:24 pm
      That last minute save by Alisson took me back to Istanbul when Dudek denied Shevchenko...
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      Reply #877: Dec 12, 2018 02:26:52 pm
      That last minute save by Alisson took me back to Istanbul when Dudek denied Shevchenko...

      Yeah so many memories from our glories past. Trophy rooms bunged out with fantastic memories....feel a bit for Everton and their Trophy shoebox.....size 2..
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      Reply #878: Dec 12, 2018 02:35:29 pm
      Yeah so many memories from our glories past. Trophy rooms bunged out with fantastic memories....feel a bit for Everton and their Trophy shoebox.....size 2..

      Richarlison......" Er...what iz dis box..on the shelf..."

      Kenwright...." ah...well that's..er..our Trophy box..lets move on.."

      Richarlison..." There iz only 2 medals in it...and one of them iz rusty...what iza going on.."
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      Reply #879: Dec 12, 2018 02:42:21 pm
      Richarlison......" Er...what iz dis box..on the shelf..."

      Kenwright...." ah...well that's..er..our Trophy box..lets move on.."

      Richarlison..." There iz only 2 medals in it...and one of them iz rusty...what iza going on.."

      Richarlison's a Geordie?
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      Reply #880: Dec 12, 2018 04:10:42 pm
      Alisson MOTM with Salah and VVD close to him. To be honest, everyone has performed excellently par Mane in the sense that his shooting boots were left at home.

      Henderson, Gini and Milner bossed the midfield. Trent and Robertson were excellent (only occasion did Robby lost the possession.)

      Keep it up guys!
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      Reply #881: Dec 12, 2018 04:42:59 pm
      Wonderful result but we must get better at finishing our chances, we won't always have that many good chances to score in a match, Ideally I'd love to get another top striker into the team to provide some competition because I think our front three are a bit too comfortable at times.
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      Reply #882: Dec 12, 2018 04:59:16 pm
      Only just saw the last minute back. No wonder Matips gone for scans. Totally missed Koulibaly flattening him in the last minute. Seemed to land totally on his shoulder. Hope not a bad one- didn’t look good.
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      Reply #883: Dec 12, 2018 05:02:45 pm
      Only just saw the last minute back. No wonder Matips gone for scans. Totally missed Koulibaly flattening him in the last minute. Seemed to land totally on his shoulder. Hope not a bad one- didn’t look good.

      Anddddddddd there we go. Surgery on his collarbone. Ffs.
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      Reply #884: Dec 12, 2018 05:57:52 pm
      That last minute save by Alisson took me back to Istanbul when Dudek denied Shevchenko...


      Bet it took Ancelotti back too.
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      Re: Liverpool 1:0 SSC Napoli: In game and post match discussion.
      Reply #885: Dec 12, 2018 06:51:42 pm
      Anyone else wake up this morning desperately trying to figure out what f**king day it was! f**king good celebration session :ernaehrung004:
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      Reply #886: Dec 12, 2018 07:22:25 pm
      Anyone else wake up this morning desperately trying to figure out what f**king day it was! f**king good celebration session :ernaehrung004:

      I actually woke up with Alisson in my mind and that save :D
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      Re: Liverpool 1:0 SSC Napoli: In game and post match discussion.
      Reply #887: Dec 12, 2018 07:31:59 pm
      Quote from stuey
      All well and good singing the praises of VAR but what the f**k happened with VVD getting carded for a tackle where he clearly contacted the ball first and the opposing player goes down like he's been f**king shot?
      Virgil now misses the next game with no help from VAR.

      There would be no help from VAR either. It's not a penalty, not a goal, not mistaken identity. It is however, a straight dismissal if he makes no contact with the ball at all, and the standard punishment that goes with it. Yellows are not rescinded by VAR unless it's mistaken identity.
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      Re: Liverpool 1:0 SSC Napoli: In game and post match discussion.
      Reply #888: Dec 12, 2018 07:44:35 pm
      There would be no help from VAR either. It's not a penalty, not a goal, not mistaken identity. It is however, a straight dismissal if he makes no contact with the ball at all, and the standard punishment that goes with it. Yellows are not rescinded by VAR unless it's mistaken identity.

      ”If he makes no contact with the ball”

      But he did make contact with the ball, plenty of contact with the ball and got the ball first. If he didn’t get the ball then we’d be talking about an entirely different situation.
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      Reply #889: Dec 12, 2018 07:47:51 pm
      ”If he makes no contact with the ball”

      But he did make contact with the ball, plenty of contact with the ball and got the ball first. If he didn’t get the ball then we’d be talking about an entirely different situation.

      He did get the ball but then the follow through unfortunately caught the player - I don’t see VAR overturning the card because of the follow through being slightly dangerous and it’s up to VVD to ensure it’s not dangerous

      It’s a foul and then you would expect 50% of refs would give the yellow card
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      Re: Liverpool 1:0 SSC Napoli: In game and post match discussion.
      Reply #890: Dec 12, 2018 07:53:50 pm
      Good feeling waking up and knowing we're still kicking on in the CL!
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      Re: Liverpool 1:0 SSC Napoli: In game and post match discussion.
      Reply #891: Dec 12, 2018 08:01:55 pm
      He did get the ball but then the follow through unfortunately caught the player - I don’t see VAR overturning the card because of the follow through being slightly dangerous and it’s up to VVD to ensure it’s not dangerous

      It’s a foul and then you would expect 50% of refs would give the yellow card

      I don’t see it being overturned but I don’t agree it merited a card.

      It’s not really any different from clearing the ball and following through to catch the studs of s player blocking and - in that scenario - the foul (if given) generally goes to the player clearing.....but what’s really the difference?

      When I coached I’d always ask the ref to say to the boys what constituted a high foot - 99% of the time they say “over the ball”. I’d then ask them to stick to it in event of a challenge like that and a follow through. The players have to be able to challenge at a reasonable height without having to consider where the other guy’s ends up after the challenge.

      I get people’s acceptance “it’s the way it is now” but it’s still not an accurate interpretation of the rules in my opinion. He wins the ball at a reasonable height (less than half a ball)  and not out of control.
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      Reply #892: Dec 12, 2018 09:30:20 pm
      Incredible effort by LFC.......non-stop press and incredible work rate turned Napoli into jelly. For the life of me, I didn't  understand Napoli's tactics considering their tie breaker advantage. Why go end to end with Liverpool? I have never seen so much open space which allowed LFC to dazzle. I would have rated the win 10/10 if not for Mane's confounding efforts in front of net. And Robertson showed some frazzle as well. 8.5/10 !!!!

      OT: At the end of the season, it will be possible to monetize Allison's worth. Just yesterday he sealed 2.7 mill Euros preserving the win and 9.5 mill Euros for the Knock out round
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      Reply #893: Dec 12, 2018 09:33:14 pm
      That referee last night was a joke, he is the epitome of UEFA,FIFA turning the game into a non contact sport, any challenge he deemed dangerous he blew up,
      Even the slightest of touches and he blew, i remember one in particular in the 1st half Bobby won the ball fair and square but that f***in ref called foul,

      He has to be the worse ref i have seen for yrs, it was ridiculous and sadly there are more like him, we're a long way off yet but it's the beginning of the end of tackling in the game we all love as we know it.

      I thought Virgil's tackle was brilliant,  ok he caught the fella in the follow through but there was no intention to harm, now had that Fuckstick of a ref had ever played the game he would have recognised that as a bona fide tackle and not booked Virgil,  but no, he played it from the refs handbook and deemed it a bad tackle and therefore dangerous,  without a seconds thought to common sense, exactly how UEFA want to control the game, neither referees nor UEFA officials have never played football professionally so the don't fully understand/ appreciate the art of tackling,  and that sadly is part of the problem and always has been.


      YNWA
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      Reply #894: Dec 12, 2018 09:33:23 pm
      Incredible effort by LFC.......non-stop press and incredible work rate turned Napoli into jelly. For the life of me, I didn't  understand Napoli's tactics considering their tie breaker advantage. Why go end to end with Liverpool? I have never seen so much open space which allowed LFC to dazzle. I would have rated the win 10/10 if not for Mane's confounding efforts in front of net. And Robertson showed some frazzle as well. 8.5/10 !!!!

      OT: At the end of the season, it will be possible to monetize Allison's worth. Just yesterday he sealed 2.7 mill Euros preserving the win and 9.5 mill Euros for the Knock out round

      Thanks USA Soccer Guy
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      Re: Liverpool 1:0 SSC Napoli: In game and post match discussion.
      Reply #895: Dec 12, 2018 10:21:56 pm
      Simple enough for me regarding VVD's tackle.

      In the prem, it's probably a foul, depending on the ref, but not a yellow.

      In Europe, it's a yellow all day long.
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      Reply #896: Dec 13, 2018 04:31:41 am
      Absolutely still f**king buzzing.

      What a performance

      That Dries Martins bloke can f**k off and take Insigne and Hamsik with him.

      They can leave that Koubabily guy behind, we need cover in the CB positions for the next 6 weeks.  ;)

      Just before the start of the game it was mentioned that that Ref had previously Reffed us in 4 games and we had lost all 4, so rightfully I was shitting myself and that Ref turned out to be one of the most corrupt Refs I have ever seen. Didn't give us sh*t and looked to give us a yellow card at every chance. motherfucker!!

      Anyways, I'm over the moon...into the last 16 and on top of the League. What a great Christmas present.

      Oh...my MOTM was Andy Robertson, what an engine he has on him, like an Ever Ready Battery. Special mention to Mo as well who caused them all sorts of probs.


      Get the f**k in lads!!!!
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      Re: Liverpool 1:0 SSC Napoli: In game and post match discussion.
      Reply #897: Dec 13, 2018 04:47:50 am
      How is the yellow card still a debate?

      It’s a yellow whether you’re playing in England or the UCL.

      It doesn’t matter that he got the ball. He followed through with his studs showing and was given a card.
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      Reply #898: Dec 13, 2018 02:34:27 pm
      How is the yellow card still a debate?

      It’s a yellow whether you’re playing in England or the UCL.

      It doesn’t matter that he got the ball. He followed through with his studs showing and was given a card.

      Seen plenty of those not given as a foul in the prem, but pretty much always given in Europe along with a card.

      Having said that, my view is always "what would I think of that challenge if it was on one of our players" and in this instance I'd be pretty f**king pissed off if an opposition player didn't get pinged for it.
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      Reply #899: Dec 13, 2018 03:19:21 pm
      You know what to do, vote, retweet and passing on. 

      https://twitter.com/JamesPearceEcho/status/1073176482657288193?s=19

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