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      Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30

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      Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Aug 08, 2023 12:47:34 pm
      So it’s nearly there and it’s not a bad opener

      Despite all the doom and gloom when it comes to transfer windows I’m actually excited for the coming season

      So first team selection


      Allison

      TAA
      Konate
      VVD
      Robbo

      Jones
      Gary Mac
      Dom

      Mo
      Gakpo
      Jota


      That’s what I would go with but wouldn’t surprise me if Diaz is in

      Chelsea have just had a blow with Nkunku out for 4 minths
      « Last Edit: Aug 08, 2023 02:11:40 pm by RedPuppy »
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #1: Aug 08, 2023 01:55:11 pm
      I would play like this but Klopp will use Gakpo instead Jota.

      NB: Team no longer available

      Just win guys.
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #2: Aug 08, 2023 01:59:34 pm
      Plenty options, but suspect last nights starting 11 will start sunday.
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #3: Aug 08, 2023 03:29:39 pm
      Anthony Taylor will be the Ref on Sunday... the joys.
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #4: Aug 08, 2023 03:35:24 pm
      I expect that this will be the team. The only position I'm not sure on is Jota or Diaz. I expect Mac to play as the 6.


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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #5: Aug 08, 2023 03:41:20 pm
      Didn't watch last friendly, but did we lineup as 4-2-3-1? Gapko, Diaz, Jota and Salah all started.

      Would be interesting to see if we go  back to that formation.
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #6: Aug 08, 2023 04:37:55 pm
      Anthony Taylor will be the Ref on Sunday... the joys.

      Could be worse....<cough> Paul Tierney <cough>
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #7: Aug 08, 2023 04:38:35 pm
      Plenty options, but suspect last nights starting 11 will start sunday.

      Wise man says this ^^^^^
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #8: Aug 08, 2023 09:10:15 pm
      So it’s nearly there and it’s not a bad opener

      Despite all the doom and gloom when it comes to transfer windows I’m actually excited for the coming season

      So first team selection


      Allison

      TAA
      Konate
      VVD
      Robbo

      Jones
      Gary Mac
      Dom

      Mo
      Gakpo
      Jota


      That’s what I would go with but wouldn’t surprise me if Diaz is in

      Chelsea have just had a blow with Nkunku out for 4 minths

      That's what I think it'll be and what I'd go for.

      I'd play MacAllister beside Jones though just for that extra but I'd security and Trent more orthodox.

      Jota on the left as he's more disciplined that Diaz defensively and also offers that goal threat inside when Gakpo drops back.
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #9: Aug 08, 2023 09:13:50 pm
      What happened with Trent being a new midfielder?
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #10: Aug 08, 2023 09:14:33 pm
      What happened with Trent being a new midfielder?

      Never once can I recall Jürgen call him a new midfielder.

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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #11: Aug 08, 2023 09:18:02 pm
      Wonder if Poch has noticed the huge gaping hole down our right flank? nah dont think so.
      Not sure where Chelsea are at present but its a terrible opener and away. Our savinggrace isgoing forward we look to be better than ever and we always have Ali
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #12: Aug 08, 2023 09:19:32 pm
      I feel starting Jones in number 6 just makes it a case of outscoring them before we even start... It's so hard to make a starting 11 without a natural 6, maybe a back three with Trent filling in the 6 role?


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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #13: Aug 08, 2023 09:24:25 pm
      I feel starting Jones in number 6 just makes it a case of outscoring them before we even start... It's so hard to make a starting 11 without a natural 6, maybe a back three with Trent filling in the 6 role?


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      Trent as a sole 6 would leave even more gaps than Jones.

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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #14: Aug 08, 2023 09:25:32 pm
      Never once can I recall Jürgen call him a new midfielder.

      But last year he tested him in midfield and it looked promising. He's just error-prone as RB bc he cannot defend on a high level, midfield would suit him more. I did not see any preseason games, did he always only play at RB or also in midfield?
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #15: Aug 08, 2023 09:26:59 pm
      But last year he tested him in midfield and it looked promising. He's just error-prone as RB bc he cannot defend on a high level, midfield would suit him more. I did not see any preseason games, did he always only play at RB or also in midfield?

      He's never once started in midfield to the best if my knowledge.

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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #16: Aug 08, 2023 09:29:48 pm
      Let's hope the attack are on their game because we'll be conceding at least a couple here that's for sure!
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #17: Aug 08, 2023 09:31:28 pm
      Trent as a sole 6 would leave even more gaps than Jones.
      How are we in this situation where it's even a discussion putting Jones and Trent there?  :f_wah:
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #18: Aug 08, 2023 09:33:58 pm
      How are we in this situation where it's even a discussion putting Jones and Trent there?  :f_wah:

      I don't think we are.

      I think Jones and MacAllister plays as a 2 with one ahead.
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #19: Aug 08, 2023 09:37:46 pm
      I don't think we are.

      I think Jones and MacAllister plays as a 2 with one ahead.

      Have we ever played with a double pivot?

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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #20: Aug 08, 2023 09:41:45 pm
      Have we ever played with a double pivot?



      Simple answer is yes.

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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #21: Aug 08, 2023 09:46:01 pm

      When, you will have to remind me as it must be on the odd occasion as I can’t recall, but it could be my memory 😊

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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #22: Aug 08, 2023 10:09:09 pm
      Have we ever played with a double pivot?



      Pretty sure we did when Jürgen had that period with Mo Bob and Sadio up top with Coutinho in a creative advanced midfield role in behind.
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #23: Aug 08, 2023 10:23:32 pm
      Head says score draw but slightly fancy our chances now with Nkunku out injured. I would definitely have Mac as the holder as he has the discipline and tactical nous to do the job. It really hits home when you start to choose who you'd have in the middle that you don't really have any choice but to pick Curtis and Dom as the other two.
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #24: Aug 08, 2023 10:41:39 pm
      I feel starting Jones in number 6 just makes it a case of outscoring them before we even start... It's so hard to make a starting 11 without a natural 6, maybe a back three with Trent filling in the 6 role?


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                 Dominik   MacA
              Salah    Gakpo    Diaz
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      Heard a few saying Gomez instead of Robertson
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #25: Aug 08, 2023 11:10:17 pm
      What happened with Trent being a new midfielder?

      He play in possession beside Mac Allister as the two midfielders ahead of the back 3. Just as he did in the last preseason game.
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #26: Aug 09, 2023 06:44:59 am
      I feel starting Jones in number 6 just makes it a case of outscoring them before we even start... It's so hard to make a starting 11 without a natural 6, maybe a back three with Trent filling in the 6 role?


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                          Trent
                 Dominik   MacA
              Salah    Gakpo    Diaz
                         Darwin

      Klopp does not play it! We should know by now.
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #27: Aug 09, 2023 06:45:55 am
      He play in possession beside Mac Allister as the two midfielders ahead of the back 3. Just as he did in the last preseason game.

      He did not play midfield, he just cut inside when possible and against lesser teams.
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #28: Aug 09, 2023 06:50:35 am
      Let's start off this season's campaign, in a positive way, with a win at Chelsea !
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #29: Aug 09, 2023 07:11:39 am
      Not watched any of pre season the score lines suggest we are in for more basket ball style football that lends itself to winning nothing.

      If we start shipping in goals like last season then we can forget it. On paper it's hard to see how the team can function for a full season if this is to be the final squad.

      It looks like a team devoid of protection to the defence.

      And that's before the inevitable raft of injuries come in!

      The weakest squad of players we've had since the first few years of Jürgen before he built a formidable squad. We are now officially back to scrapping for top 4 from the first game of the season. 

      Let's hope we can at least pull that off. We would be punching if we did.
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #30: Aug 09, 2023 02:24:34 pm
      I can just see this huge gap down our right flank getting battered. i wonder if Jürgen has some secret tactic up his sleeve just waiting for this game. Hopefully Mo is going to be on fire with our other strikers.
      Not long now any kind of win regardless of performance is key.
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #31: Aug 09, 2023 02:46:25 pm
      I think Mudryk plays a big part with his pace and trickery. Our right side will be exposed and we'll have no ball winning midfielder to make matter worse. Let's hope for a win but would take a draw with no 6 available
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #32: Aug 09, 2023 06:56:16 pm
      Have we ever played with a double pivot?

      Oooh err missus!
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #33: Aug 09, 2023 08:34:06 pm
      Heard a few saying Gomez instead of Robertson

      I do like that TBH. As much as love Robbo with Trent moving into midfield Robbo still trys to get forward which leaves us open to the counter.
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      Trent.        Konate.         VVD.         Gomez
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      Trent will move into midfield alongside Macca.
                     
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #34: Aug 09, 2023 10:26:39 pm
      I want Dom and Mac Allister as twin #8s. I know Mac can play #6 and Gakpo can drop back to #8, but I think we're strongest with the two new signings at #8. We'll probably have Curtis play #6 but I don't expect that is the long-term plan.

      Also, was Nunez missing from the training video the club put out today?
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #35: Aug 09, 2023 10:33:49 pm
      I want Dom and Mac Allister as twin #8s. I know Mac can play #6 and Gakpo can drop back to #8, but I think we're strongest with the two new signings at #8. We'll probably have Curtis play #6 but I don't expect that is the long-term plan.

      Also, was Nunez missing from the training video the club put out today?

      He was on media duties

      The players missing through injury where Bradley and one other
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #36: Aug 10, 2023 02:50:20 am
      He was on media duties

      The players missing through injury where Bradley and one other

      Right. Thanks.

      Is Bradley's injury one of these long-term stress injuries like other young players (Bajcetic, Kaide Gordon and others) have gotten?
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #37: Aug 10, 2023 07:20:34 pm
      F**k the southern shitbag, combat 18, Thatcher loving cu*ts. Let's get right into them from the off.

      Up the Mighty F***ing Reds
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #38: Aug 11, 2023 04:59:48 am
      3-4 away win!

      Let's F**k these cu*ts up from the off!
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #39: Aug 11, 2023 06:45:31 am
      If we grasp Caicedo from under their noses, this will be more spicy. We need to get a good start.
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #40: Aug 11, 2023 07:33:35 am
      Ooooh Baby, my Spidey senses are tingling!


      Buzzing absolutely buzzing now!
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #41: Aug 11, 2023 09:39:24 am
      As we type Caicedo having his medical, obviously too early to slot him in, so I’d go with this Vs those Chavvy plastic non-entity’s….


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      Difficult to pick a starting X1 for us, what’s it going to be like for Jürgen, especially when Moises joins the party, glad I don’t have that particular migraine to deal with, anyhoo, I think we go and make a statement at the bridge, I didn’t see much of the match at Deep Dale but what I did see I was impressed with the quick passing inter play and in particular Diaz, he looks on fire already,

      Uber f***in excited, let’s get this show on the road, F**k City, F**k Arse, F**k the plastics, we’re the real deal this season, if you thought Klopp Pt 1 was exceptional wait and see what he has built this time around,

      Make absolutely no mistake we will be right in the mix next May, and we don’t bottle out, Pep will be worried, absolutely worried cos he knows we are the only side capable of matching his fraudsters!!


      “We’re gonna win the league, we’re gonna win the league, and now you’re gonna believe us “……..



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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #42: Aug 11, 2023 09:41:59 am
      Ooooh Baby, my Spidey senses are tingling!


      Buzzing absolutely buzzing now!





      You need to stay off the crack Ian 🤣🤣🤣🤣


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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #43: Aug 11, 2023 09:43:34 am
      If it’s sorted by 12:30 Caicedo can train today and tomorrow and could be in the squad Sunday
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #44: Aug 11, 2023 01:20:39 pm
      God I hope we smash these so much can't abide them at the best of times
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #45: Aug 11, 2023 01:21:28 pm
      Be an unbearable start to the season if we lose to these absolute cu*ts
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #46: Aug 11, 2023 01:22:52 pm
      Anyone got a spare ticket? :D
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #47: Aug 11, 2023 01:22:59 pm
      Because of todays drama they are really going to hype this up now and it'll end up being a 0-0 or 1-1... no question about it.
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #48: Aug 11, 2023 01:23:42 pm
      Because of todays drama they are really going to hype this up now and it'll end up being a 0-0 or 1-1... no question about it.

      I don’t think there’s been a goal in open play for like 5 games
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #49: Aug 11, 2023 02:01:24 pm
      if we get beaten by Chelsea then the sh*t will hit the fan big time lets just keep our fingers crossed this sorts itself out.
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #50: Aug 11, 2023 05:41:21 pm
      Because of todays drama they are really going to hype this up now and it'll end up being a 0-0 or 1-1... no question about it.
      [/quote.

      ATM I would take that. Get in and out of dodge.
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #51: Aug 11, 2023 06:20:55 pm
      they have very few decent experienced midfielders so I think we will be ok and probably give them a lesson our counter attacks will destroy them lets start the season with a bang
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #52: Aug 11, 2023 07:45:03 pm
      This is going to be personal
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #53: Aug 11, 2023 07:46:40 pm

      Feels abit like when we played them in torres' first game.
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #54: Aug 11, 2023 07:48:56 pm
      if we get beaten by Chelsea then the sh*t will hit the fan big time lets just keep our fingers crossed this sorts itself out.

      If we get beat I dont think it changes alot. We know (most of us anyway) we've got issues.

      Whatever the score we need to see a good performance to take forward.

      Last season at Fulham we were dreadful and it kind of set the tone. Yes alot of negativity about but hopefully they come out with a point to prove. We can hurt them with our attack
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #55: Aug 11, 2023 09:37:36 pm







      Ghost goal!



      We need a ghost goal!












      Sadly technology now means that will never happen now.
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #56: Aug 11, 2023 09:57:05 pm
      I hope we batter the plastic cu*ts.
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #57: Aug 11, 2023 11:53:45 pm




      You need to stay off the crack Ian 🤣🤣🤣🤣


      YNWA

      Why?

      Everyone always blames the Crack!  :D
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #58: Aug 12, 2023 12:13:05 am
      Feels abit like when we played them in torres' first game.

      I was in the away end that day, the most volatile away end I’ve ever been in. The hate and betrayal fuelled the fire for 90 minutes. Some lad set fire to a Torres shirt as the game kicked off. Said to myself I wouldn’t boo him before the game and booed all game until he was subbed. We were never losing that game.

      I’m not sure this game will have quite the fervour of that one but it’ll be feisty given the last couple of days.
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #59: Aug 12, 2023 12:19:15 am
      I was in the away end that day, the most volatile away end I’ve ever been in. The hate and betrayal fuelled the fire for 90 minutes. Some lad set fire to a Torres shirt as the game kicked off. Said to myself I wouldn’t boo him before the game and booed all game until he was subbed. We were never losing that game.

      I’m not sure this game will have quite the fervour of that one but it’ll be feisty given the last couple of days.

      I loved Torres. Felt sorry for him in the end. But on that day I was full of anger and hatred.

      Love him now ... accept and understand why he left. Glad he managed to come back and play in the charity games.

      Always broke my heart to see Chelsea celebrating denying us the title except a crestfallen torres well away from it.

      Love my Nando ...
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #60: Aug 12, 2023 12:59:22 am
      Well, this will be a nice distraction from the circus that has been our summer transfer thread.... 

      We've got a pretty decent side when everyone is fit and available, which I believe they all are at the moment.  For me, TAA has to play as the DLPM in possession.  I don't really care where he plays out of possession, he's not on the field for his defensive abilities.  Additionally, Jota has to play.  He's our best goal poacher after Mo and the game is about scoring goals, especially considering we look unlikely to keep many clean sheets this season....  For me, I would go with this:

      Ali
      Konate - VVD- Robbo
      TAA
      Szobo - Mac - Gakpo - Lucho
      Mo - Jota

      It's certainly very attack heavy, but until we get a #6 to balance the side then I think we should aim to win games in a shootout. 
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #61: Aug 12, 2023 07:27:04 am
      Gone for a 2  1 away win, for the Reds against Chelsea. An away win especially against this lot, will be a great start to the season.
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #62: Aug 12, 2023 08:07:34 am
      Why?

      Everyone always blames the Crack!  :D





      Depends if you sniff it or Smoke it, sniffing someone’s crack has never appealed to me 🤣🤣🤣🤣


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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #63: Aug 12, 2023 12:04:31 pm
      Could be a tacky close game. First games can be an uptight affair. Might be a few bookings as well. They need to find out about themselves a lot more than we do.

      Nick it..0-1.
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #64: Aug 12, 2023 12:14:07 pm
      Was hoping we would win..

      Now after the Caicedo drama, I hope we smash them.
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #65: Aug 12, 2023 12:26:41 pm
      I loved Torres. Felt sorry for him in the end. But on that day I was full of anger and hatred.

      Love him now ... accept and understand why he left. Glad he managed to come back and play in the charity games.

      Always broke my heart to see Chelsea celebrating denying us the title except a crestfallen torres well away from it.

      Love my Nando ...

      Don't mind people accepting Fernando back into the fold. But I don't get how Torres gets a free pass whilst Owen is still cast out in the badlands. Even more bizarre when unlike Owen, Torres ultimately contributed the sum total of F**k all silverware during his time here. There are levels and Torres ain't even close to Owen's
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #66: Aug 12, 2023 01:33:37 pm
      NB: Team no longer available
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #67: Aug 12, 2023 01:57:03 pm

      Think I’d go with something similar.
      Id start Nunez instead of Diaz.
      Gone for  1/3 . Mo, Jota and Nunez.
      So hope he gets plenty of minutes.
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #68: Aug 12, 2023 02:30:00 pm
      Don't mind people accepting Fernando back into the fold. But I don't get how Torres gets a free pass whilst Owen is still cast out in the badlands. Even more bizarre when unlike Owen, Torres ultimately contributed the sum total of F**k all silverware during his time here. There are levels and Torres ain't even close to Owen's

      Wanna bet.

      Owen's a greedy little sh*te. That only cared about his shitty England place the bluenose pr**k.  The way he wouldn't offer Rafa any time and fu**ed off to Madrid after running his contract down for a paltry F***ing £8 million.

      Torres was sold by these owners cos someone advised them to cash in on him because of the knee injury and joined Chelsea cos we accepted their offer. Remember his falling put with Gerrard and the middle fingers in the warm down at Wolves away. Torres didn't walk away, we let him!!
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #69: Aug 12, 2023 03:03:46 pm
      Wanna bet.

      Owen's a greedy little sh*te. That only cared about his shitty England place the bluenose pr**k.  The way he wouldn't offer Rafa any time and fu**ed off to Madrid after running his contract down for a paltry F***ing £8 million.

      Torres was sold by these owners cos someone advised them to cash in on him because of the knee injury and joined Chelsea cos we accepted their offer. Remember his falling put with Gerrard and the middle fingers in the warm down at Wolves away. Torres didn't walk away, we let him!!




      Big difference for me, Torres f***in off to Chavs was a step down and he was never the same player, i always felt he looked decidedly uncomfortable when I seen him in that shitty shirt, time tho has mellowed my angst against him and almost forgive him….as for that Cnut Owen, I’ll be grateful for what he gave us but never never never will I ever forgive the little b***ard for signing for that f***in lot,

      Not quite the same thing but it’s akin to committing Treason and should pay the ultimate penalty, stopping short of actual bullets I’d have him up against a wall and shot with a paint gun, but rather than paint I’d be using turds, quite appropriate for such a little Turd like him 💩😡💩😡💩😡💩


      KUNT !!!
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #70: Aug 12, 2023 03:38:39 pm



      Big difference for me, Torres f***in off to Chavs was a step down and he was never the same player

      Hindsight being what it is, I honestly think it was as just as much a case of us letting Torres go and cashing in, especially in light of the injury he got at the World Cup.
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #71: Aug 12, 2023 04:00:23 pm



      Big difference for me, Torres f***in off to Chavs was a step down and he was never the same player, i always felt he looked decidedly uncomfortable when I seen him in that shitty shirt, time tho has mellowed my angst against him and almost forgive him….as for that Cnut Owen, I’ll be grateful for what he gave us but never never never will I ever forgive the little b***ard for signing for that f***in lot,

      Not quite the same thing but it’s akin to committing Treason and should pay the ultimate penalty, stopping short of actual bullets I’d have him up against a wall and shot with a paint gun, but rather than paint I’d be using turds, quite appropriate for such a little Turd like him 💩😡💩😡💩😡💩


      KUNT !!!

      Torres was already on a downward curve before he left us. He was fairly average in the last year for us m.Chelsea bought him on previous seasons form, which he never recaptured
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #72: Aug 12, 2023 09:01:20 pm
      Forgot no boss on touchline tomorrow . These have crept up very close to Mancs as must hated club
      Edit sorry it was suspended
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #73: Aug 12, 2023 09:59:04 pm
      Can't wait for this. Come on red men!
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #74: Aug 13, 2023 12:52:54 am
      If we wanna win the PL we need to win some of these games against potent opponents on the road. But a draw would be a decent start as well. If we lose it will become an uphill battle right from the start because it will freshen the bad memories of last season. I did not see preseason games, so no idea who should start.
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #75: Aug 13, 2023 04:55:45 am
      Three points needed. Shouldn’t settle for anything less. These f*ckers need to be schooled.
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #76: Aug 13, 2023 05:37:07 am
      Letsssss goooooooooooo
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #77: Aug 13, 2023 07:41:54 am
      Don't mind people accepting Fernando back into the fold. But I don't get how Torres gets a free pass whilst Owen is still cast out in the badlands. Even more bizarre when unlike Owen, Torres ultimately contributed the sum total of F**k all silverware during his time here. There are levels and Torres ain't even close to Owen's





      He crossed the line mate, a line that should never ever be crossed, he’s a f***in Scab, like those who cross picket lines, basically turning his back on his own,

      It’s the same principle, whether you’re a Miner, a Docker or a football star, silverware won or not won is irrelevant, Owen is a Scab, and nothing he he ever does or says will ever change that !!

      If there’s one thing in your life you never do is sh*t on your own doorstep, that’s what he did !!



      YNWA
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #78: Aug 13, 2023 07:55:05 am
      So who will play in DM, MacAllister or Jones?  :laugh:

      The best thing we could now is hopefully boss them around on the pitch and put a couple of goals in. Just show Caicedo what he is missing out on now.
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #79: Aug 13, 2023 08:16:25 am
      So who will play in DM, MacAllister or Jones?  :laugh:

      The best thing we could now is hopefully boss them around on the pitch and put a couple of goals in. Just show Caicedo what he is missing out on now.




      Macca for me temporarily of course, he’s more experienced than Jones,  is more versatile and has better vision, he’s more suited to the role if you want, and you can laugh if you want, but although not ideal, we can make do for now.


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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #80: Aug 13, 2023 09:28:01 am
      My mind hasn't changed since a few days ago

      Play Jones and MacAllister as a 2 with Szoboszlai ahead and Trent to stay more orthodox.

      Allison

      Trent     Konate     Virgil     Roberson

      Jones      MacAllister

      Szoboszlai

      Salah         Gakpo         Jota
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #81: Aug 13, 2023 10:30:54 am
      Think I’d go with
                          Allison
          Trent  Konate  VVD   Robertson
                        Mac Alister
                 Szoboszlai      Jones
                  Mo     Nunez    Jota

      I think one holding, any that being a more experienced player, and Nunez to start to unleash  chaos in the chavs defence.

      I’ve predicted 1-3 to the red men. Confident we can do this.
      Just need the new lads to implement the press and to not get caught with the long balls ghrough or over our back four.
      Another issue we have to overcome is the set piece or corner to the far post.

      Come on you mighty red men, let’s put these plastic flag waving rent boys in their place ! 
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #82: Aug 13, 2023 10:43:41 am
      See if the new bodies in the middle if with fresh legs can cause more havoc in the middle and control the game for periods of time. Felt away from home last season we didn't have that which resulted in our poor record on the road.

      As far as starting line up I think you will see the same team that played the last friendly.

      I am just happy we are back playing and not only reading about transfer drama
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #83: Aug 13, 2023 01:22:04 pm
      Think the only debate is Diaz or Jota . Think Diaz could be useful off the bench against tiring legs so will go with Jota to start
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #84: Aug 13, 2023 01:47:10 pm
      I'd start with Diaz to give Reece James something to think about going forward
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #85: Aug 13, 2023 02:24:27 pm
      I think we can safely say this would be very very sweet. At some point this horrible club with absolutely no class will get it right, but we might just be playing them at the right time.
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #86: Aug 13, 2023 02:30:21 pm
       I hope we play with high intensity today and I want the 3 points, no more 0-0s, even though that‘s a likely result.


      3223 in attack and 433 when defending. Nunez to unleash chaos off the bench.
         
                       Ali
            Konate  VVD    Robbo
                Trent      Mac Allister
            Gakpo            Jones
      Salah         Jota          Diaz

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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #87: Aug 13, 2023 02:35:41 pm
      After the drama of this week I'd happily take a draw away at Stamford Bridge, hopefully I'm wrong though and we batter them.
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #88: Aug 13, 2023 02:46:15 pm
      Wonder if they might leave Jones out and play Gakpo midfield with Mac and Dom. Both Jota and Diaz to start which think would be good
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #89: Aug 13, 2023 02:53:07 pm

      Not long to go  before the first full team of the season , Fck them plastic flag waving cnuts, come on you red men let’s start in style .
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #90: Aug 13, 2023 03:05:43 pm
      I'm hoping Klopp will prove to us all that we don't need to buy a DM. It's difficult to accept, and produce the results, but it can be done.

      Then the question is will the transfer funds disappear to elsewhere if we didn't use it? Or it'll be there for as dry powder for future use.
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      Re: Pre Match Chelsea v Liverpool - Sunday 13th Aug 16:30
      Reply #91: Aug 13, 2023 03:24:41 pm
      So excited for this game. New Season, new start.

      Don't give a F**k about the starting eleven. Klopp knows what he has got.

      All i want to see is that hunger back in the team. If that is there then the rest will take care of itself.

      Come on boys! Let's batter these Plastic Cwntz!

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