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      Sheffield United 0-1 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion

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      Frankly, Mr Shankly
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      Re: Sheffield United 0-1 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #300: Sep 28, 2019 03:04:57 pm
      With the attacking trio off and missing some pretty easy chances we were still able to grind out a win with some good defending and lady luck on our side with the goalkeeper error on the Gini shot. I think Mane puts away one of those two great chances late in the first half we would roll them over but we made it hard on us not taking the chances.

      I thought the VvD-Matip-Fabinho in the middle had a really good game, snuffed out a lot of attacks, passed the ball well, made key tackles and controlled the play when needed.

      We absolutely would have rolled them over if we had taken those earlier chances. They were fu**ed with about half an hour left to play and running on the adrenaline provided by the crowd. At 2-0 and a silenced crowd in that final 20 minutes it would have gone up to 3 or 4. There were numerous moments late on when the likes of Firmino turned and breezed around. Sadly our front 3 didn't quite have the composure to make it count no doubt largely down to the pressure of the crowd. But at 1-0 away from home and having missed golden chances to secure the victory, it is an entirely different game where all the pressure is on you. That they survived with no major cock up induced in such a pressurised environment is a testament to their mental fortitude.

      MOTM for me could be any one of Fabinho, VVD or Adrian but I'd give it to Adrian. In high pressurised situations with a charged crowd away from home how many times did we have to put up with moronic goals conceded induced by Mignolet's technical and mental inabilities? Adrian had the crowd on his back all game but didn't spill any of the umpteen lumpy high balls that he had to come for.

      The defence on corners and set pieces was also faultless today and Robbo's last ditch tackle to prevent them from scoring was Carraesque. Trent had a tough game but as ever for a teenager like him he's going to have days like these and playing in matches like that, in atmospheres like that and coming through unscathed will only continue to make the guy prosper, more so than a comfortable 3-0, 4-0 home win.
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      Re: Sheffield United 0-1 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #301: Sep 28, 2019 03:06:08 pm
      Big big win
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      Re: Sheffield United 0-1 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #302: Sep 28, 2019 03:07:46 pm
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      Re: Sheffield United 0-1 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #303: Sep 28, 2019 03:08:18 pm
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      Re: Sheffield United 0-1 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #304: Sep 28, 2019 03:10:58 pm
      Oh and nice to see Chris Wilder, another star of Jurassic Park, hanging out his players to dry in true English dinosaur fashion. From BBC Sport just now:

      "On Dean Henderson: "If he wants to be a professional footballer, these things are going to happen. But if he wants to play for the top teams, he wants to play for England then he needs to do better, he needs to concentrate more, it's a disappointing day for him. I am not going to put my arms around him, simply he needs to do better."

      Which is weird because just a few days ago he was saying this...

      https://twitter.com/SheffieldUnited/status/1177171187782340609?s=20

       
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      Re: Sheffield United 0-1 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #305: Sep 28, 2019 03:11:31 pm
      We won’t be the only team at the top to go there and struggle this season. They’re much like Wolves of last season, but without the goal threat of Jiminez.

      Potential for City to drop points then.
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      Re: Sheffield United 0-1 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #306: Sep 28, 2019 03:13:29 pm
      F**k that was tense.

      Nowhere near our best and all credit to Sheffield United but as they say, champions find a way in games like that.

      A howler was the only way we were scoring today the way things were going. Bad day at the office for the front 3.

      However, we march on. 7/7.

      Up the f**king Reds.
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      Re: Sheffield United 0-1 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #307: Sep 28, 2019 03:13:43 pm
      I think we will come up against 5 at the back a lot this season. Our full backs found it hard to get in position to get crosses in and Firmino was struggling to get involved.

      Dont think it's too harsh on the players to say we weren't great today. Sheffield United like Wilder said didn't punish us and we take home the points.
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      Re: Sheffield United 0-1 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #308: Sep 28, 2019 03:14:10 pm
      Oh and nice to see Chris Wilder, another star of Jurassic Park, hanging out his players to dry in true English dinosaur fashion. From BBC Sport just now:

      "On Dean Henderson: "If he wants to be a professional footballer, these things are going to happen. But if he wants to play for the top teams, he wants to play for England then he needs to do better, he needs to concentrate more, it's a disappointing day for him. I am not going to put my arms around him, simply he needs to do better."

      Sounds like some of us including “meself”
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      Re: Sheffield United 0-1 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #309: Sep 28, 2019 03:21:20 pm
      My MoTM VVD. Wouldn't say he bailed us out but our chances of winning 1-0 increases massively with him on the pitch.

      Nice to get a clean sheet!
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      Re: Sheffield United 0-1 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #310: Sep 28, 2019 03:25:49 pm
      Did see a Rolls Royce on the side of the road broken down once.
      Still better than all the other motors when it was repaired  though 😳
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      Re: Sheffield United 0-1 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #311: Sep 28, 2019 03:59:55 pm
      Oh and nice to see Chris Wilder, another star of Jurassic Park, hanging out his players to dry in true English dinosaur fashion. From BBC Sport just now:

      "On Dean Henderson: "If he wants to be a professional footballer, these things are going to happen. But if he wants to play for the top teams, he wants to play for England then he needs to do better, he needs to concentrate more, it's a disappointing day for him. I am not going to put my arms around him, simply he needs to do better."

      Which is weird because just a few days ago he was saying this...

      https://twitter.com/SheffieldUnited/status/1177171187782340609?s=20

      Wow. Helpful from his manager. Like the keeper doesn't already know he f****d up.
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      Re: Sheffield United 0-1 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #312: Sep 28, 2019 04:02:02 pm
      Happy for the 3 points in a tough environment. I thought the way this game played out it was asking for Origi to come on, more of a penalty box player. I thought he made a difference along with the tactical change.

      But this win was mainly about guts. Onward.
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      Re: Sheffield United 0-1 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #313: Sep 28, 2019 04:05:53 pm
      Reckon Origi deserves to start one soon, when he’s on it he’s got a tonne of flair.
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      Re: Sheffield United 0-1 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #314: Sep 28, 2019 04:11:16 pm
      Wow. Helpful from his manager. Like the keeper doesn't already know he f****d up.

      Difference between people like him and Jürgen Klopp. Klopp would never say that in the immediate aftermath of a match.

      I see Leon Osman (who is a terrible pundit) on Final Score saying 'that's the way it should be. Too much mollycoddling of players by managers these days'...

      you can tell he's just bitter at the Sheffield United keeper for gifting it to Liverpool.
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      Re: Sheffield United 0-1 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #315: Sep 28, 2019 04:24:03 pm
      Peak 'expertise' here from generic twitter account pretending they have a UEFA Pro License. The insinuation being that Sheffield United are the first ever team to play man to man against Klopp's Liverpool.

      https://twitter.com/EiFSoccer/status/1177929094748610561?s=20

      https://twitter.com/EiFSoccer/status/1177929689366700033?s=20
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      Re: Sheffield United 0-1 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #316: Sep 28, 2019 04:26:35 pm
      Missed the match as I was digging a drainage trench in the garden.

      We won 0-1 but how did we do? My son said we were dreadful - again.

      So two poor games and six points. I'll take that all day long.
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      Re: Sheffield United 0-1 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #317: Sep 28, 2019 04:34:41 pm
      I always thought this would be a tricky one. They have a bit of Yorkshire grit in that side and will be tough to beat for any visiting side especially the top 6 because they will play like this today . Not pretty but effective and we needed a slice of luck to get the three points but as they say , you make your own luck.
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      Re: Sheffield United 0-1 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #318: Sep 28, 2019 05:12:25 pm
      I recorded the game and just finished it now.

      I voted MOTM for Wijnaldum because his shot somehow went in and that is what brought us the three points. However, Adrian, VVD, Robertson were excellent to save our day from a disaster and gave us the belief that somehow we can win as we did.

      Mane and Salah were below par with their finishing. Firmino looked tired. Origi was excellent from the minute he was on the pitch.

      Onwards and upwards. YNWA
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      Re: Sheffield United 0-1 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #319: Sep 28, 2019 05:35:56 pm
      I think we will come up against 5 at the back a lot this season. Our full backs found it hard to get in position to get crosses in and Firmino was struggling to get involved.

      Dont think it's too harsh on the players to say we weren't great today. Sheffield United like Wilder said didn't punish us and we take home the points.

      This is exactly the scenario where we need to see more from midfield, unfortunately with the current two more attacking midfielders I don’t think they have it in their game.
      Just need to wait for Keita and Ox to get up to speed.
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      Re: Sheffield United 0-1 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #320: Sep 28, 2019 05:37:28 pm
      Missed the match as I was digging a drainage trench in the garden.

      We won 0-1 but how did we do? My son said we were dreadful - again.

      So two poor games and six points. I'll take that all day long.

      Not dreadful.
      Bad finishing and some spirited play from Sheffield.
      They were very physical, well organised and had a decent press and counter.

      We should have been 2-0 up at half time

      No worries, I'll take a 1-0 win against a tough side all day long.

      Edit to add; Forgot about the penalty call. as blatant a penalty as you will ever see, and it wasn't given. F**k VAR.
      « Last Edit: Sep 28, 2019 05:54:01 pm by Swab »
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      Re: Sheffield United 0-1 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #321: Sep 28, 2019 05:37:33 pm
      After 25 minutes I had a terrible feeling this was going tits up ,they were well organised giving us plenty grief,said to my mates dont care how we win even if it comes of Mo`s arse that`ll do just win, I was exhausted after watching that today.
      And so we roll on  3 points in the bag ,unbeaten and a clean sheet great Saturday all`s fine and dandy now  pulse was a bit rapid last 10 minutes, well done Redmen keep it going .
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      Re: Sheffield United 0-1 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #322: Sep 28, 2019 05:38:42 pm
      This is exactly the scenario where we need to see more from midfield, unfortunately with the current two more attacking midfielders I don’t think they have it in their game.
      Just need to wait for Keita and Ox to get up to speed.
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      Yep against the Citys and Spurs etc dont mind today's Midfield  but against deep lying defenders definitely  need more creation at times or at least off bench early enough to make an impact
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      Re: Sheffield United 0-1 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #323: Sep 28, 2019 05:49:11 pm
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      Yep against the Citys and Spurs etc dont mind today's Midfield  but against deep lying defenders definitely  need more creation at times or at least off bench early enough to make an impact

      Eh?

      Henderson spent much of his game covering TAA, and Wijnaldum the same for Robertson.

      Our creativity comes from the FB's pushed up high.

      How do people not understand this after all this time.
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      Re: Sheffield United 0-1 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #324: Sep 28, 2019 05:56:14 pm
      A win is a win, no matter the score line ! 7 victories on the trot a great start to the season.

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