FA Cup 2019/20 (5th Round)

ADL9798

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 18, 2009
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We should be going close to full strength from now on. Rest in the league if we have to.

I’d rather win the FA Cup then go invincible or centurion or whatever.
Priorities for me:

1. Mathematically impossible to lose the league
2. Champions League double
3. FA Cup double/treble
4. Points record
5. Undefeated in the league
 

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kane249

Oh snap
Oct 27, 2006
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Priorities for me:

1. Mathematically impossible to lose the league
2. Champions League double
3. FA Cup double/treble
4. Points record
5. Undefeated in the league
If we won the League, Champs and FA from here on in it would be a quadruple given we won the Club World Cup also.

But still a long way to go before we can think about that scenario
 

kane249

Oh snap
Oct 27, 2006
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How was the Shewsbury goal offside - doesn't the Liverpool defender play him on?

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Ruling was it was in the build-up and not that moment, but couldn't find the offending moment as I've seen three different Shrewsbury players named as being offside in the build-up in various news outlets.

It's as clear as mud
 

CFC_JP

Club Legend
Jun 21, 2011
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Liverpool's youngest ever team fielded in any comp win thru to the next round. More possession, more shots on goal, fully deserved the win.
In Klopp we trust.
 

QuietB

Brownlow Medallist
May 13, 2008
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Ruling was it was in the build-up and not that moment, but couldn't find the offending moment as I've seen three different Shrewsbury players named as being offside in the build-up in various news outlets.

It's as clear as mud
Ive just watched the whole thing agin - I cannot see it. Seems a pretty shit decision to me and classic VAR overcomplicating things.
 

QuietB

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May 13, 2008
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Priorities for me:

1. Mathematically impossible to lose the league
2. Champions League double
3. FA Cup double/treble
4. Points record
5. Undefeated in the league
How good would it be if the first PL cup is a gold one
 

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jd2010

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Feb 1, 2010
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The good, the bad and the ugly of Mourinho in the space of 4 days.

I can handle being outplayed and nicking a win at home against City. But to setup that way against Southampton is asking for trouble which we've now encountered!
 

Dogs till i die

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Dec 30, 2003
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Game is currently scheduled for the 6/3. Liverpool have a prem game on the 7/3.

The scheduling is ridiculous
They always schedule a full EPL and EFL fixture from the 5th round onwards and postpone the league game where those teams are playing in the Cup.
 

WealstoneRaider

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Apr 8, 2015
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Another robbery there. Let’s just not bother turning up to play for 75 minutes and then give it a go in the last 15 eh. Sounds sensible. Such mental midgets we are. Need a clear out in the summer we really do. Just delays the inevitable this win, we’ll probably knock Norwich off and then go down against a big rival most likely
 

RPCB

Norm Smith Medallist
Jun 21, 2007
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Another robbery there. Let’s just not bother turning up to play for 75 minutes and then give it a go in the last 15 eh. Sounds sensible. Such mental midgets we are. Need a clear out in the summer we really do. Just delays the inevitable this win, we’ll probably knock Norwich off and then go down against a big rival most likely
Did you just go full Yoda?
 

QuietB

Brownlow Medallist
May 13, 2008
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Another robbery there. Let’s just not bother turning up to play for 75 minutes and then give it a go in the last 15 eh. Sounds sensible. Such mental midgets we are. Need a clear out in the summer we really do. Just delays the inevitable this win, we’ll probably knock Norwich off and then go down against a big rival most likely
I loved Mou's comments to Hasenhüttl - "the best team lost"

Mou is much grounded these days
 

WealstoneRaider

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Apr 8, 2015
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I loved Mou's comments to Hasenhüttl - "the best team lost"

Mou is much grounded these days
Yeah but isn’t his first year or two always a bit like that? I think he seems more humble and less pressured than I’ve seen him for a long, long time, probably ever. At United he turned into an absolute horrible bastard. I reckon he might have learnt from that experience but we will probably only find out for sure in a year or so’s time
 

Cuzz09

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Sep 21, 2004
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Play as close to full strength in the league as possible until the title is locked in 100%.

Then if we are still in any other cups give better players roles in those games as seems fit.

Win the league. 13 games to go....

On SM-G925I using BigFooty.com mobile app
 

CP28

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I must admit I'm not a fan of the likes of Klopp and Guardiola whingeing about FA Cup replays. It's been that way for a hundred years or whatever, tough shit if you don't like it. I agree with them that players are being made to play too many games but the FA Cup is just an easy target, it's not like replays are a new thing. And they're both only here for a few more years at the most so just lump it, don't pressure the FA to change something that won't even effect you down the line.
Wouldn't the flipside to that be that if managers place the cup low in their priorities then the tough shit mantra should equally apply from their perspective?
 

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