EPL Matchday 18

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What do you think, has he got what it takes or not?
I don't know, it's weird. When he first joined us, his preparation and tactical awareness was brilliant and we saw an instant change in form. So it's not as if he's lucked into a few gigs on the back of unconvincing form, but his teams just seem to have these spells of completely switching off.
 

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I don't know, it's weird. When he first joined us, his preparation and tactical awareness was brilliant and we saw an instant change in form. So it's not as if he's lucked into a few gigs on the back of unconvincing form, but his teams just seem to have these spells of completely switching off.
Yeah I remember it, you looked like you were going to beat the drop and then just fell off when it really mattered. That 1-7 you was already down if I recall, but was a dreadful way to finish the season. Everton are one point worse off than last season which is incredible really and doesn’t bode well for him. There’s a certain other Portuguese manager available, I wonder if he would consider Everton if they made an approach...
 
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Credit to Spurs. They remind me of the 08ish Arsenal that still (to a large degree) competed despite the stadium handicap.

The challenge for them is to maintain this as the season gets tougher. Depth was our undoing at the time and it’s probably the only thing that can undo this Spurs side.
 

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Pickford should get a retrospective ban for losing his head and lunging in for that challenge. An outfield player would have seen red for that
 

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Why would you have spurs favourites above your own team when you are six points ahead (almost 7 with GD) and you’re unbeaten and are hitting top form? Come on mate, what do you take this board for?
It’s liverpools title to lose. Leading at Xmas nearly always leads to a title win
 

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Actually only twice it hasn’t in the last ten years - Liverpool 08/09 and 13/14 :p
Exactly. One club and two occasions over 10 years has it not been a precursor to a title win. Anything less than either a CL or PL title for Liverpool having backed their manager superbly is a massive failure
 

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Why would you have spurs favourites above your own team when you are six points ahead (almost 7 with GD) and you’re unbeaten and are hitting top form? Come on mate, what do you take this board for?
I did say on current form. And nobody is playing better football than Spurs atm. Poch is a good manager and has been there for nearly 5 years now. Time for him to deliver a title.
 

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I did say on current form. And nobody is playing better football than Spurs atm. Poch is a good manager and has been there for nearly 5 years now. Time for him to deliver a title.
Even on current form it’d require an unbeatable Liverpool side to slip up on 3 occasions.
 

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Even on current form it’d require an unbeatable Liverpool side to slip up on 3 occasions.
Yep Liverpool supporters just hiding and trying to deflect favouritism. The odds are reflective of realistic probability. Liverpool would need to slip up more than 3 times as Supirs aren’t winning every game from here.
 

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Current odds are I think City 1.91 then 2.10 Liverpool and then Spurs at 17
I’d provably have Liverpool just ahead at 2.00 with city 2.25. Spurs a bit shorter than 17 but still a fair way back.
 

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I did say on current form. And nobody is playing better football than Spurs atm. Poch is a good manager and has been there for nearly 5 years now. Time for him to deliver a title.
Playing the best football doesn’t guarantee winning you the title as we experienced in 15/16 and 16/17. Anyway, yes we are starting to click now but Liverpool and City have still played the best football this season. And don’t give me that crap about being time Poch delivered. Look at the budgets we are up against. You talk some utter gash sometimes
 

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Yep Liverpool supporters just hiding and trying to deflect favouritism. The odds are reflective of realistic probability. Liverpool would need to slip up more than 3 times as Supirs aren’t winning every game from here.
Yeah it’s fanciful to even consider them not favourites. They haven’t lost a game and hold a 6 point and GD advantage. We’d need to win at anfield which we don’t do to make it a decent chance
 

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Current form Spurs are the best team in the league atm. Not for the season overall which is a different thing.

It is time for Poch to deliver though - look at what Wenger did in his first 5 years at Arsenal.
 

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Even on current form it’d require an unbeatable Liverpool side to slip up on 3 occasions.
If Liverpool drop points against arsenal and City and we can win out in the next three it’s going to close right up. But I hate playing that game cos it rarely ever works out. I think once the CL kicks back in we’ll see all the sides near the top drop more points than expected
 
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