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      HUYTON RED
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      Re: Predictions For The Coming Season
      Reply #75: Sep 05, 2020 03:55:24 pm
      Relegation battle incoming ;)
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      Re: Predictions For The Coming Season
      Reply #76: Sep 05, 2020 03:56:24 pm

      No, but judging by the awful first half against Blackpool, one week before the league starts, top 4 might be a battle.

      OK a bollocking from Jürgen was all that was needed it seems, but it shouldn't be necessary this close to a new season.
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      Re: Predictions For The Coming Season
      Reply #77: Sep 05, 2020 03:57:13 pm

      Who Everton? :D Yes
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      Re: Predictions For The Coming Season
      Reply #78: Sep 05, 2020 04:55:10 pm
      No, but judging by the awful first half against Blackpool, one week before the league starts, top 4 might be a battle.

      OK a bollocking from Jürgen was all that was needed it seems, but it shouldn't be necessary this close to a new season.

      Aren't you forgetting the part about needing to buy various players?
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      Re: Predictions For The Coming Season
      Reply #79: Sep 05, 2020 04:58:29 pm
      Aren't you forgetting the part about needing to buy various players?


      I still feel we need an extra forward and CB BUT we do have some quite exciting young talent, but are they ready for the Prem, that is the big question.
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      Reply #80: Sep 05, 2020 05:45:02 pm
      I still feel we need an extra forward and CB BUT we do have some quite exciting young talent, but are they ready for the Prem, that is the big question.

      Yes I agree. We do need extra fire power, quality as well. Strengthen from a position of strength. Could be Barca will get Wijnaldum, think he hasn't sorted a new deal with us, just a year left on his current deal. If he goes could be £40m or thereabouts . I'm a bit surprised TBH, I mean he's a good solid pro but he's hardly a big marquee signing.
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      Re: Predictions For The Coming Season
      Reply #81: Sep 05, 2020 05:56:58 pm
      I’m always a pessimist, so I think we can win the league again, but it won’t be anywhere near the walk in the park it was last year, I think this season will be A LOT closer with more teams involved than just us and City, and not because they are better, just I can see us and City not performing to the same heights...

      We definitely need a new striker, Origi will do for a substitute, but if anything happens to Bobby I wouldn’t want him starting every game, plus I think we could just benefit from having someone a little more direct than Bobby in certain situations/games, someone who’s only instinct is to score.

      I’d say maybe a CB, although I still think Matip next to Virgil is a good mix, and Gomez, although can be suspect at times, has the pace against the quicker teams. So maybe not a massive need, but would be welcome, especially if they are already established and relatively young.

      And if possible, I’d love another wide player, I feel like there could be times this season we are going to be frustrated by Salah or Mane at certain times because of the highs they have got us accustomed to, so a solid young, also relatively established wide player would be good to keep it fresh, would have loved Ferran Torres but obviously that’s a no now.

      And if Thiago IS going for the rumoured £35million that’s a no brainier, get him in.
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      Reply #82: Sep 05, 2020 06:07:20 pm
      It'll be a lot tighter, we will drop off from 95 points+ and I expect the chasing pack will be pushing up points wise. We will have to stay relatively injury free as the squad currently is to defend our title - especially at centre half and in attack but barring some disaster we'll be competing into the last few games of the season for sure.

      Champions League is the Champions League - a bit of a lottery to some extent and all you can do is find a way out of the group and have a crack in the new year. You need a bit of luck to win it so not going to get too hung up on it. Would love a domestic cup, feel we've really underachieved there under Klopp but as with seasons before I don't think we've got the squad to seriously challenge in four competitions.
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      Re: Predictions For The Coming Season
      Reply #83: Sep 05, 2020 09:44:24 pm
      Jürgen on our preseason preparations:

      "It was as good as possible, I would say. We had a lot of good sessions and we will get the benefit of that during the season. We have to make sure we now get ready for the first game against Leeds because that will be a really tough one. Leeds have a specific style of play, man-marking over the whole pitch and makes it proper intense. We have to be ready for that but we have a few days. Hopefully all the other boys now stay healthy in the international games, then they come back and we have three days to work together on that. It was the best pre-season we could have had because we cannot compare and nobody will give us a different one."
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      Reply #84: Sep 06, 2020 03:08:19 pm
      Good bit written about us over 2 pages in the Sunday Times today.
      They have this PL order prediction:
      1 - Liverpool
      2 - Citeh
      3 - Manure
      4 - Chavs
      And Souness writing an article about how to beat us :)
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      Re: Predictions For The Coming Season
      Reply #85: Sep 06, 2020 04:09:17 pm
      Good bit written about us over 2 pages in the Sunday Times today.
      They have this PL order prediction:
      1 - Liverpool
      2 - Citeh
      3 - Manure
      4 - Chavs
      And Souness writing an article about how to beat us :)

      Some disinformation from Souness I hope ;-)
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      Re: Predictions For The Coming Season
      Reply #86: Sep 06, 2020 04:20:35 pm
      Some disinformation from Souness I hope ;-)

      Souey f**king loves us, but hes paid to answer questions

      Whatever he says isnt really going to have an impact on how teams approach us
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      Reply #87: Sep 06, 2020 05:57:25 pm
      If we are able to return to our pre lockdown form, then the only thing stopping us retaining the title will be how consistent City can be.

      If we do not snap out of the malaise that has been all too apparent since the restart, we're gonna be competing against United, Chelsea & Arsenal for the Champions League places.
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      Re: Predictions For The Coming Season
      Reply #88: Sep 06, 2020 06:02:35 pm
      If we are able to return to our pre lockdown form, then the only thing stopping us retaining the title will be how consistent City can be.

      If we do not snap out of the malaise that has been all too apparent since the restart, we're gonna be competing against United, Chelsea & Arsenal for the Champions League places.

      Our record post lockdown was
      W 4
      D 2
      L 2

      Arsenal we should have beat
      City we were pissed
      Burnley we should have won
      Everton we should have won

      All that considered we had enough points to win it before lockdown
      We will be fine, Jürgen will have us firing I have no doubt about it

      Some fans dont understand how good this group of players are and how lucky we are right now
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      Re: Predictions For The Coming Season
      Reply #89: Sep 06, 2020 09:23:17 pm
      And Souness writing an article about how to beat us

      Knowing how to beat us is one thing, actually being successful is a different task entirely.
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      Reply #90: Sep 06, 2020 10:51:06 pm
      Knowing how to beat us is one thing, actually being successful is a different task entirely.

      To quote Mike Tyson at the height of his heavyweight boxing dominance, when told that an opponent had a plan for beating him:

      "Everybody has a plan until I punch them in the nose."

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      Re: Predictions For The Coming Season
      Reply #91: Sep 07, 2020 02:01:48 am
      Don’t see why we wouldn’t be favored to hold onto the title. We haven’t lost anyone and basically the entire starting 11 is in their prime. Others have improved on paper, yes, but there was such a huge gap between us and the rest that it has been reduced but not overpassed. We are still the team to beat and Keita / Minamino look like they could be huge this season.
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      Reply #92: Sep 07, 2020 08:01:55 am
      City will be favourites, of course they are, their still deemed the best ever team ever ever to have played in the prem , ever, Pep has strengthened bringing that world class CB Aki in, cough cough, they’ve lost their main playmaker Silva, Aguero when fit another yard slower, and the usual suspects will probably underperform again,
      I think Chavs may prove to be a bigger threat, if fat Frank can get his egotistical maniacs to sing the same tune, but that could work in our favour too, taking points off rivals, out of all of the supposed top 4 only we have a well oiled machine with little to no disruption, most have new players to bed in/ get used to prem level football,

      I see no reason why we can’t continue with our consistency, take each and every game on its merits, the old and trusted ‘One game at a time’ mantra, injuries aside, I cannot see how anything can interrupt our progress, I don’t think we will run away with it like last season but I do believe we will retain and have a more than decent chance of the CL too,

      Everyone keeps on about how we haven’t strengthened, all those so called experts on media shows, talkshite, sky, BT, but all that tells me is they don’t fully understand how Jürgen operates, he works with & sees his squad each and everyday, he knows their capabilities and their potential, if he feels he doesn’t need to bring new faces in he won’t, he believes  he has what is required already, I know it’s early days yet but I’m liking what Jones, Keita & Minamino have brought to the table so far,  the three amigos up front will  find their rhythm and be back to their irresistible best before long, our midfield has got stronger, added depth imo, and our defence is looking healthy too, add Tsimikas, Brewster, perhaps Grujic too we have ample cover for those who will need a rest.

      All in all I think we will take some stopping, and if anyone does they’ll deserve all they get imo, despite the media’s love affair with Manchester, City in particular they still portray the ‘We hate Liverpool’  vibes, I don’t think that will ever change, even when they heap praise on us, I don’t feel it’s meant, not really, but the funny thing is I think we thrive on it, we love it , having a siege mentality, the ‘Us & them thing it works in our favour at times.






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      Re: Predictions For The Coming Season
      Reply #93: Sep 07, 2020 11:47:19 am
      Done the BBC Sport prediction table for end of season.

      Have gone

      REDS

      Chavs

      City

      Arse

      Spuds

      Scum

      Wolves

      Leeds

      Leicester   

      Blades


      as the top half.
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      Reply #94: Sep 07, 2020 12:12:22 pm
      Done the BBC Sport prediction table for end of season.

      Have gone

      REDS

      Chavs

      City

      Arse

      Spuds

      Scum

      Wolves

      Leeds

      Leicester   

      Blades


      as the top half.

      Ok, but I'd be amazed if that's how it ends up.
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      Re: Predictions For The Coming Season
      Reply #95: Sep 07, 2020 12:49:53 pm

      Arse Spuds. Is that some sort of haemorrhoid?
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      Re: Predictions For The Coming Season
      Reply #96: Sep 07, 2020 01:03:58 pm
      Done the BBC Sport prediction table for end of season.

      Have gone

      REDS

      Chavs

      City

      Arse

      Spuds

      Scum

      Wolves

      Leeds

      Leicester   

      Blades


      as the top half.

      Ok. I'll take it if that how it ends up. Even by GD on a scrappy goal or last minute controversial pen on the final day. Only one team and it's position matters. The rest is a waste of time. ;D
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      Re: Predictions For The Coming Season
      Reply #97: Sep 07, 2020 01:18:31 pm
      Done the BBC Sport prediction table for end of season.

      Have gone

      REDS

      Chavs

      City

      Arse

      Spuds

      Scum

      Wolves

      Leeds

      Leicester   

      Blades


      as the top half.




      Not bad that Skip mate, I’d have MUtants above Spuds tho, and have Leeds swap with Foxes, think Wolves might threaten top 4, they are a good side improving each season, on a level with Arse for me, but Arse playing well under Arteta, won’t have the consistency to remain in top 4.



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      Re: Predictions For The Coming Season
      Reply #98: Sep 07, 2020 01:54:04 pm
      Our record post lockdown was
      W 4
      D 2
      L 2

      Arsenal we should have beat
      City we were pissed
      Burnley we should have won
      Everton we should have won

      All that considered we had enough points to win it before lockdown
      We will be fine, Jürgen will have us firing I have no doubt about it

      Some fans dont understand how good this group of players are and how lucky we are right now

      But those results over the course of a season wouldn't be enough to win the league, not even close, which was my point.
      Saying we should have won is the difference between pre and post lockdown; we would have won those games before lockdown, whereas afterwards we didn't.

      I have no doubt in my mind that if the intensity returns and the stupid errors that have happened far too often recently are eradicated then we will win the league again, but the question remains whether or not we can simply switch it back on again.
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      Re: Predictions For The Coming Season
      Reply #99: Sep 07, 2020 03:50:19 pm
      But those results over the course of a season wouldn't be enough to win the league, not even close, which was my point.
      Saying we should have won is the difference between pre and post lockdown; we would have won those games before lockdown, whereas afterwards we didn't.

      I have no doubt in my mind that if the intensity returns and the stupid errors that have happened far too often recently are eradicated then we will win the league again, but the question remains whether or not we can simply switch it back on again.
      Do you think its possible the team were not playing at 100% after having won the title, yes or no? If No you're deluded if Yes you have the explanation for the different results pre and post lockdown.

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