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    (Original post by Mackay)
    Skrtel does a lot of things well, but not enough things great.
    It's actually the other way around. He does a specific set of things very well and most things very badly.
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    I don't think I'll ever not worry about Palace, to be honest. The last few seasons has made me ever-frightful of them, I think.

    I hope we deal with their pace well, because obviously out wide they have the ability to really get at us. They can score at any point and boast a lot of energy, so I can't see us wrapping the game up at any point.

    I think it'll be close right until the end.
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    (Original post by Mackay)
    I don't think I'll ever not worry about Palace, to be honest. The last few seasons has made me ever-frightful of them, I think.

    I hope we deal with their pace well, because obviously out wide they have the ability to really get at us. They can score at any point and boast a lot of energy, so I can't see us wrapping the game up at any point.

    I think it'll be close right until the end.
    Yeah I agree - we've struggled to close out games and Palace will push us right to the very end. They know they're our bogey team so they're gonna be up for it.

    Sunday is a really big day though - ideally Arsenal can beat Spurs which gives us a great opportunity to get level on them in points.
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    (Original post by Lúcio)
    Yeah I agree - we've struggled to close out games and Palace will push us right to the very end. They know they're our bogey team so they're gonna be up for it.

    Sunday is a really big day though - ideally Arsenal can beat Spurs which gives us a great opportunity to get level on them in points.
    Do we want Spurs to lose or is a draw better for us?

    I think Palace are missing all of their strikers which might help us?
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    Do we want Spurs to lose or is a draw better for us?

    I think Palace are missing all of their strikers which might help us?
    Lose. Spurs losing is always good for everyone. Spurs getting any amounts of points is bad for society & the environment in general.

    Trust me..

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    Lose. Spurs losing is always good for everyone. Spurs getting any amounts of points is bad for society & the environment on general.

    Trust me..

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    Mmm I guess we're not likely to catch Arsenal anyway.
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    Do we want Spurs to lose or is a draw better for us?

    I think Palace are missing all of their strikers which might help us?
    Definitely lose; it's not even debatable.

    Arsenal are way too good this season for us to challenge then, and with Chelsea faltering there's a massive opportunity to snatch their 4th spot.

    Spurs (and Chelsea when when get going) will be our biggest rivals so them losing whenever possible is beneficial.
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    Do we want Spurs to lose or is a draw better for us?
    Spurs lose. Arsenal should finish second and we won't.

    (Original post by Lúcio)
    Sunday is a really big day though - ideally Arsenal can beat Spurs which gives us a great opportunity to get level on them in points.
    (Original post by SA-1)
    Lose. Spurs losing is always good for everyone. Spurs getting any amounts of points is bad for society & the environment in general.
    This.
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    Yea I guess I'm getting ahead of myself if we think we can push any higher.

    APLT predicts that Spurs will drop quite a few points before the mid-point in the season. Everton should actually climb up with an easier set of games.
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    Everton have really impressed me at times this season, but they fell flat in the derby and against United. The lack of European football obviously helps.
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    Everton are very polarising in their performances under Martinez. His first season you had more consistent good performances than this season and I doubt they'll get back to that level even with arguably a better team.
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    (Original post by jam277)
    Everton are very polarising in their performances under Martinez. His first season you had more consistent good performances than this season and I doubt they'll get back to that level even with arguably a better team.
    Martinez in general seems to be a very bipolar manager, able to achieve beyond his remit one year and massively fail to reach expectations the next.
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    I'm feeling confident about Sunday, I'm gonna go with a 2-0 win. I say this because we are buoyant under Klopp- 6 games undefeated. I understand that stat is quite misleading but recently we have started to look completely different under Klopp. The players look like they have a new lease on life and we've have been carving out chances left, right and centre. We are still in our honeymoon period with Klopp and I think it'll last a little while longer.

    If we truly want to become giants in football again then we can't be afraid of playing games every 3 days. All the top clubs are in the same position as us. Anyway it's only Crystal Palace and their form hasn't been great either- DLLLW in their last 5 games. No reason why we can't defeat them at home. The players and the fans alike need to have a winning mentality and some belief. I've certainly become an optimist; top 4 and a trophy is definitely plausible for us. I love Klopp's heavy metal football and all his conferences. You can see how much of a winner the guy is and once the players have the same belief and mentality then the sky's the limit for us.
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    I think we'll win tomorrow but seriously can't see us keeping a clean sheet though.
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    (Original post by Lúcio)
    I think we'll win tomorrow but seriously can't see us keeping a clean sheet though.
    If your past predictions are anything to go by... I think higher chances are Liverpool losing!
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    (Original post by DiceTheSlice)
    If your past predictions are anything to go by... I think higher chances are Liverpool losing!
    Okay can all the posters in this forum PLEASE stop rekking me...
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    Bayern Munich is mercilessly chewing every opponent they can find. Not even half time, already 4-0 up against Stuggart.
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    (Original post by The.Joker)
    I'm feeling confident about Sunday, I'm gonna go with a 2-0 win. I say this because we are buoyant under Klopp- 6 games undefeated. I understand that stat is quite misleading but recently we have started to look completely different under Klopp. The players look like they have a new lease on life and we've have been carving out chances left, right and centre. We are still in our honeymoon period with Klopp and I think it'll last a little while longer.

    If we truly want to become giants in football again then we can't be afraid of playing games every 3 days. All the top clubs are in the same position as us. Anyway it's only Crystal Palace and their form hasn't been great either- DLLLW in their last 5 games. No reason why we can't defeat them at home. The players and the fans alike need to have a winning mentality and some belief. I've certainly become an optimist; top 4 and a trophy is definitely plausible for us. I love Klopp's heavy metal football and all his conferences. You can see how much of a winner the guy is and once the players have the same belief and mentality then the sky's the limit for us.
    Completely agree.

    Under Rafa we always played every 3/4 days and were on the whole fine.
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    I think it's interesting that a lot has been made of Garde having the final say at Aston Villa. It reminds me of the Rodgers/Klopp/LFC scenario.

    Fair enough, it's fine for the manager to have the final say, but it's all about the flow of information within the club and how many cooks are having a say in the broth.

    If the manager in question gets the final say, it's great in theory, but I wonder if the other high-profile figures at a club are merely giving them options of who to buy. Sort of like "would you like Mario Balotelli or Samuel Eto'o?" rather than "what sort of striker do you want?".

    There's an old saying in business, which says that you should NOT ask somebody whether they want to buy something. You ask them if they want a red one or a blue one. That's shrewd, and I think football clubs are guilty of transcending that into the sporting market.
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    (Original post by DiceTheSlice)
    Bayern Munich is mercilessly chewing every opponent they can find. Not even half time, already 4-0 up against Stuggart.
    Dortmund been scoring for fun too. Won't want them in CL next season(if we make it :rolleyes:)
 
 
 
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