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    Seems like we should've won with the team we put out? Anyway we won our group undefeated so mission accomplished I guess.

    Let's hope Sunday isn't such a dull affair or draw.
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    If I didn't suffer from narcolepsy before I sure do now.
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    Seems like we should've won with the team we put out? Anyway we won our group undefeated so mission accomplished I guess.

    Let's hope Sunday isn't such a dull affair or draw.
    Didn't seem like the players were arsed to win, certainly didn't press as we normally do. It was a strong team but strong enough not to lose, perhaps Klopp didn't want to risk putting a weaker side and showed Sion some respect?

    Didn't help that the pitch was ****.

    Brad Smith looked impressive though, he is starting to make strong case of becoming Moreno's understudy, the young lad can at least cross better...

    Firmino is looking like an even bigger flop the more he plays, can't use the Benteke excuse. He was plain ****, mind boggling how he went from being class against City to being **** since then. Perhaps a false number 9 is the best position for him atm?
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    Drab, dreary and dull. Still, we're top of the group.

    I think we've played a decent team, largely because of the weekend's result and Klopp's desire to turn the team's fortunes around sooner rather than later. In truth, there's only four or so of those players that definitely needed a start - Smith, Henderson (for fitness), Origi and Firmino (to banish the memory of the weekend).

    I thought Smith had a really good cross on him. We saw that for Origi's final goal in the blitz at St. Mary's, and the youngster seemed intent to do the same tonight. I thought the pitch was dreadful, and it was probably in everybody's mind to just coast through the game without getting an injury.

    The context of the match can only be proven this weekend, though. Hopefully we dispatch WBA with ease, but the Europa League and playing so quickly in the domestic league after it throws up tricky propositions. Let's hope we have enough to combat that.

    Fair play to Dejan Lovren, too. Not mentioned on here yet (I don't think, anyway) but he's been nominated for Premier League Player of the Month.

    As much as we've been draw experts seemingly this season, tonight was our first in ten matches. We're one of only six teams to get through the group stage unbeaten (alongside Napoli, Lazio, Besiktas, Schalke and Sparta Prague).

    We'll see who we get on Monday in the draw. I pray we avoid Valencia and Dortmund, because - with us focusing on the league - I could do without the hysteria and narrative surrounding a Klopp return to Germany or us meeting Gary Neville.
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    (Original post by Mackay)
    I pray we avoid Valencia and Dortmund, because - with us focusing on the league - I could do without the hysteria and narrative surrounding a Klopp return to Germany or us meeting Gary Neville.
    And also the fact that they'd both beat us
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    (Original post by Pimped Butterfly)
    And also the fact that they'd both beat us
    Yeah. And that.
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    (Original post by A Mysterious Lord)
    If I didn't suffer from narcolepsy before I sure do now.
    There's just something about the Europa League, I don't think I've ever enjoyed a match in it.
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    So, our game against Exeter in the FA Cup will be on a FRIDAY night at 8pm. How on Earth are our fans meant to make the journey in time for that? All for the sake of TV. I expect a fair few may boycott the game, if I'm honest. I'm inclined to agree with FC United. Friday isn't a night for football. It's a construct by TV companies.
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    (Original post by Mackay)
    So, our game against Exeter in the FA Cup will be on a FRIDAY night at 8pm. How on Earth are our fans meant to make the journey in time for that? All for the sake of TV. I expect a fair few may boycott the game, if I'm honest. I'm inclined to agree with FC United. Friday isn't a night for football. It's a construct by TV companies.
    8,500 fans who will go to the game against how many who will watch the game on TV?

    Tbh I'm not entirely against the model in Spain where games are spread out from Friday night till Monday night to allow for every game to be screened.
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    8,500 fans who will go to the game against how many who will watch the game on TV?

    Tbh I'm not entirely against the model in Spain where games are spread out from Friday night till Monday night to allow for every game to be screened.
    What's your point? That it doesn't matter to the 8,500? That's 8,500 Liverpool fans who will have to miss work. For a game of football.

    It could just as easily be screened on a Saturday or Sunday, and a game with two sides closer together geographically on Friday...
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    (Original post by Mackay)
    What's your point? That it doesn't matter to the 8,500? That's 8,500 Liverpool fans who will have to miss work. For a game of football.

    It could just as easily be screened on a Saturday or Sunday, and a game with two sides closer together geographically on Friday...
    More like 8,500 Scousers taking Friday night off pickpocketing.
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    (Original post by Mackay)
    What's your point? That it doesn't matter to the 8,500? That's 8,500 Liverpool fans who will have to miss work. For a game of football.

    It could just as easily be screened on a Saturday or Sunday, and a game with two sides closer together geographically on Friday...
    No offense liverpool fans needs to realize missing football is not the end of their life.
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    (Original post by ShotsFired-9941)
    No offense liverpool fans needs to realize missing football is not the end of their life.
    I'm not suggesting it's the end of the world, but it's annoying when it could be so easily avoided.
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    No offense liverpool fans needs to realize missing football is not the end of their life.
    Maybe you need to realise that after a hard week at work, some people like to go out at the weekend and watch their favourite team in the world.

    For some families it's a weekly tradition; take your son to the game as he grows up and he'll do the same when he gets older.
    Yeah at the most basic level it's just a game, but for thousands of fans it's so much more.
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    8,500 fans who will go to the game against how many who will watch the game on TV?

    Tbh I'm not entirely against the model in Spain where games are spread out from Friday night till Monday night to allow for every game to be screened.
    Be careful what you wish for. The Spanish fans hate the model. Pretty sure there have been many protest about it.

    No issue with televised weekday game to be honest but Mackay is right Exeter is too far from Liverpool for fans to make in time on a weekday. We're probably talking about 6 hours for most of them here. There are many closer ties they could've taken and this is not even an exciting match up. I really doubt many liverpool fans will change their plans to catch this on TV.
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    (Original post by Lúcio)
    Maybe you need to realise that after a hard week at work, some people like to go out at the weekend and watch their favourite team in the world.

    For some families it's a weekly tradition; take your son to the game as he grows up and he'll do the same when he gets older.
    Yeah at the most basic level it's just a game, but for thousands of fans it's so much more.
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    Be careful what you wish for. The Spanish fans hate the model. Pretty sure there have been many protest about it.

    No issue with televised weekday game to be honest but Mackay is right Exeter is too far from Liverpool for fans to make in time on a weekday. There are many closer ties they could've taken and it's not even an exciting match up. I really doubt many liverpool fans will change their plans to catch this on TV.
    You're both spot on. Even if it was 12noon on the Saturday, it would be acceptable. To expect Liverpool fans to make a 250+ mile trip at 10pm on a Friday night is nothing short of ridiculous, not to mention short-sighted, by BBC chiefs wanting maximum TV audience over a decent atmosphere at the ground itself.
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    **** I hadn't even considered the return journey. So most will have to coach it which probably means it's an overnight trip back. Nah not worth it. Liverpool probably have enough fans around south west to fill the 8500 but no locals are going.

    Major **** up.
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    (Original post by atom y humber)
    **** I hadn't even considered the return journey. So most will have to coach it which probably means it's an overnight trip back. Nah not worth it. Liverpool probably have enough fans around south west to fill the 8500 but no locals are going.

    Major **** up.
    But this is the thing, because the way the ticketing system works at Liverpool, it'll likely be season ticket holders from around the city who get entry to the match and I doubt many south-based Reds will.
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    Pleased to see Man Utd lose. Would be great if we could finish above them this season!
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    Top 4 is wide open, we really need to take advantage of these slip ups. I'll be incredibly frustrated if we don't get the 3 points tomorrow.
 
 
 
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