EPL Matchday 22

Magma

Hall of Famer
Oct 5, 2009
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West Adelaide Bloods, Man City.
jose's been there what 6 weeks and is already making supporters of his club miserable?

gotta hand it to him, used to take 3 years, now not even 3 months. master of his craft
 

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jod23

TheBrownDog
Apr 2, 2000
62,822
19,111
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West Coast
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Liverpool, Chicago Bulls.
Ingsy is having a great year. Second in the golden boot race now with 13. Surely an England recall is in the works.
 

ADL9798

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 18, 2009
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Liverpool

Will be interesting to see how Spurs go over the next month and whether adding to that ^ sample size supports or changes this narrative.

I know the perceived wisdom for most Spurs fans is that they’re a better side with him in it, but personally I’m no more or less fearful of facing a Spurs front 4 of Eriksen, Alli, Moura and Son than I am of one with Kane in the mix. It’s still a very dangerous group.

In an environment where they can’t match the likes of United or City for financial muscle, I do wonder at what point Spurs decide they’d be better served doing what we did with Coutinho - selling him for £150-200m and reinvesting into 4-5 top quality signings.
 

Sozabarus

Premiership Player
Jun 18, 2014
4,444
12,034
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Port Adelaide

Will be interesting to see how Spurs go over the next month and whether adding to that ^ sample size supports or changes this narrative.

I know the perceived wisdom for most Spurs fans is that they’re a better side with him in it, but personally I’m no more or less fearful of facing a Spurs front 4 of Eriksen, Alli, Moura and Son than I am of one with Kane in the mix. It’s still a very dangerous group.

In an environment where they can’t match the likes of United or City for financial muscle, I do wonder at what point Spurs decide they’d be better served doing what we did with Coutinho - selling him for £150-200m and reinvesting into 4-5 top quality signings.
For every Coutinho there’s countless examples where selling your best player and reinvesting it doesn’t work out. Spurs saw it themselves with Bale.
 

ADL9798

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For every Coutinho there’s countless examples where selling your best player and reinvesting it doesn’t work out. Spurs saw it themselves with Bale.
Us too. That’s not a fundamental problem with that particular transfer strategy though, that’s an HR problem, clubs not having the right people in the right positions making decisions and executing the strategy.

How confident would Spurs be handing Levy and Mourinho £150-200m?
 

WealstoneRaider

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Apr 8, 2015
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Hawthorn
For every Coutinho there’s countless examples where selling your best player and reinvesting it doesn’t work out. Spurs saw it themselves with Bale.
I think we were something like 3 points worse off in the league the season following the sale of Bale - so you could argue we weren’t worse off.
 

moomba

TheBrownDog
Oct 3, 2001
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North Melbourne
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Man City ****
Selling players that don't want to be there is common sense. It's making sure you re-invest the funds and get the right players that make the difference between it being a positive and a negative.
 

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windyhill

Premium Platinum
Feb 4, 2001
32,026
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Essendon
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Arsenal
COYS ! Let's go boys. Jose, Sonny, Lamela, you star, my Lilywhites ! ( Someone stop this ******* run they're on please) .......you Spurs...... you owe them one after Madrid, that wasn't handball !! Origi was miles offside.....you Spurs...
 

Easty

The King
Mar 8, 2010
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4,130
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Western Bulldogs
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Plymouth Argyle, Leicester
If Liverpool don't lose this week then I don't see them dropping points in the league until April. (Wolves at the Molyneux the toughest game in-between)

I think that will mean the league is already won by the time they arrive at the Ethiad.
 

ADL9798

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We are gonna get massacred. Probably won’t even watch :'(
Liverpool vs Mourinho (all time):
P29 W7 D10 L12

Don’t underestimate your manager. Whenever we’re on a roll, it seems like he’s always the one to shove a stick into our spokes.
 

Zidane98

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Dec 22, 2009
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Yep, Mou loves to spoil a party. His aim will be to slow the game down and turn it into a real battle. If he succeeds Spurs are every chance of taking points off us.
 

WealstoneRaider

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Apr 8, 2015
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Yes but the caveat to that is we’ve been absolutely dreadful against fellow big six teams (United and Chelsea) under him, plus we’ve been dogshit in general since that Chelsea game. I think you are just being super cautious in saying what you’ve said, there’s no real reason you shouldn’t win by at least three goals. Within the first 10 minutes of the game you will probably be able to tell whether spurs have any chance of getting something out of the match.
 

Art Vandelay_

TheBrownDog
Oct 28, 2012
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Geelong
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Bushrangers
Liverpool vs Mourinho (all time):
P29 W7 D10 L12

Don’t underestimate your manager. Whenever we’re on a roll, it seems like he’s always the one to shove a stick into our spokes.
and have you seen our list of fit midfielders?

Ndombele has been ruined by Poch’s Navy SEAL training regime and can’t even play a game now without getting injured.

Sissoko. Injured to April.
Wanyama. Not sure he’s still alive but anywhoo.
Dier. Keeps contracting illnesses since his appendix.

Dier, Winks, Skipp.
We’ll get trounced
 

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