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17 hours ago, Sinn Fein said:

Re: Salah - my take is it was an embellishment, not a dive.  There was contact - Salah over dramatized the effect of that contact. 

 

I'd like to see that eliminated also, but its not as egregious as a flat-out dive. 

Re: Salah- my take is he's a troglodyte.

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Just now, NewlyRetired said:

The second Wolves goal was so lightly struck from that distance to sneak in the corner.

I know. That should have never gone in.

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34 minutes ago, CGRdrJoe said:

Wolves :shock:

 

33 minutes ago, gianmarco said:

:wolf:

Forza Roma?

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13 minutes ago, CGRdrJoe said:

Firmino :shock:

He's been quiet this year, which is scary.

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This is my first Liverpool game this season and I remember the dive from Wednesday. Does Salah dive every single game? 

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1 minute ago, Sebowski said:

This is my first Liverpool game this season and I remember the dive from Wednesday. Does Salah dive every single game? 

Yes.

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1 minute ago, Sebowski said:

This is my first Liverpool game this season and I remember the dive from Wednesday. Does Salah dive every single game? 

Hasn't dived in this one yet, so you can let us know at the end of the game if you see one.

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Just now, Dinsy Ejotuz said:

Hasn't dived in this one yet, so you can let us know at the end of the game if you see one.

Or the last one. 

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This looks like Liverpool from last year.  Scoring at will, but much more open.  I forgot how stressful that style is.  Even up 4-1 you feel all :scared:

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5 minutes ago, Kafka said:

Alisson is such a weapon

That pass was ridiculous.  Almost doubt he meant to do it since he drilled it past about three Arsenal players along the way.

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30 minutes ago, gianmarco said:

Or the last one. 

When you throw both your heels up towards your thrown back screaming head after minimal arm it's a classic textbook Neymar-worthy dive. He shouldn't even be playing in this game. Suspend the dives or they'll never go away. See: this game as an example. Since he wasn't suspended for the last dive he was able to dive again in the very next game. 

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35 minutes ago, Dinsy Ejotuz said:

This looks like Liverpool from last year.  Scoring at will, but much more open.  I forgot how stressful that style is.  Even up 4-1 you feel all :scared:

You can relax now. Congrats on the title. 

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5 minutes ago, Dinsy Ejotuz said:

4 points clear with 17 to go -- too soon.

Didn't someone in here or the other thread post something like 7 of the last 8 post boxing day leaders went one to win the league? @CletiusMaximus is famous for saying the season doesn't start until after boxing day. I think it may be the opposite. The season is already over after boxing day. Crown em. 

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16 minutes ago, Sebowski said:

Didn't someone in here or the other thread post something like 7 of the last 8 post boxing day leaders went one to win the league? @CletiusMaximus is famous for saying the season doesn't start until after boxing day. I think it may be the opposite. The season is already over after boxing day. Crown em. 

Care to guess who the last two teams to lead at Christmas and not finish it off are?

Long long way to go.

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1 hour ago, Sebowski said:

When you throw both your heels up towards your thrown back screaming head after minimal arm it's a classic textbook Neymar-worthy dive. He shouldn't even be playing in this game. Suspend the dives or they'll never go away. See: this game as an example. Since he wasn't suspended for the last dive he was able to dive again in the very next game. 

He doesn’t dive, he embellishes the contact 

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Liverpool have to travel to City Thursday.  A loss and it’s a 4 point lead with 17 long games to go. It’s been a great season so far but this team has no experience winning titles and anything can happen.  City are unbelievably talented and could run off 9 straight wins just as easily as Pool have 

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43 minutes ago, Dinsy Ejotuz said:

Care to guess who the last two teams to lead at Christmas and not finish it off are?

Long long way to go.

Oh jeez. Yeah? Sorry. Ok. I get it. As a Caps fan, I totally get it. Not yours till it's yours. Good luck. 

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27 minutes ago, shader said:

Liverpool have to travel to City Thursday.  A loss and it’s a 4 point lead with 17 long games to go. It’s been a great season so far but this team has no experience winning titles and anything can happen.  City are unbelievably talented and could run off 9 straight wins just as easily as Pool have 

Sturridge has won titles ...

premier league, champions league and some FA Cups 

 

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16 minutes ago, Sebowski said:

Oh jeez. Yeah? Sorry. Ok. I get it. As a Caps fan, I totally get it. Not yours till it's yours. Good luck. 

My work here is done.

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2 hours ago, shader said:

He doesn’t dive, he embellishes the contact 

I don't think you know what the word "embilish" means. He had a hand touch his shoulder last week and threw his heels up in the air. That is not an exaggeration, or, embilshment, of what a hand on the shoulder does to a body. It is a blatant and offensive dive. 

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37 minutes ago, Sebowski said:

I don't think you know what the word "embilish" means. He had a hand touch his shoulder last week and threw his heels up in the air. That is not an exaggeration, or, embilshment, of what a hand on the shoulder does to a body. It is a blatant and offensive dive. 

He’s new at this.  Acting skills are improving.  He got fouled so many times in the box last year and refused to go down.  It’s clear he’s been coached to go down at contact which, annoying as it is, is part of the game.

Todays was fine.  Last weeks was on the edge but still wasn’t a dive because the contact was there.  

I realize these are subjective terms (which is why VAR is going to be a nightmare), but I view diving as something you do when you don’t get touched.

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I agree with..gasp...shader.

That shoulder tug messed up his approach to goal and possiblymaybe was enough to get him off balance and possiblymaybe get him to fall. The rest is embellishing to sell the very light foul. 

Not saying I'm a fan. But considering the actual dives we see, this wasnt.

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Wish I had watched the arsenal game...was it that one sided? Kinda shocked, given how arsenal have played lately.

City back to rolling against the saints. One, but should be three already....which I guess leaves city open to dropping more points

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10 minutes ago, El Floppo said:

Wish I had watched the arsenal game...was it that one sided? Kinda shocked, given how arsenal have played lately.

City back to rolling against the saints. One, but should be three already....which I guess leaves city open to dropping more points

:oldunsure:

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10 minutes ago, El Floppo said:

Wish I had watched the arsenal game...was it that one sided? Kinda shocked, given how arsenal have played lately.

City back to rolling against the saints. One, but should be three already....which I guess leaves city open to dropping more points

Or not! Hojbjerg!

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Lol... That was definitely worse than what happened to Salah...no call.

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Blond kid redeemed himself after he yedlined the saints their first goal.

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23 minutes ago, El Floppo said:

Wish I had watched the arsenal game...was it that one sided?

They ripped Arsenal open and Arsenal only had two shots on goal.  But Liverpool trapped Arsenal offside a bunch of times on close calls where if the flag had stayed down it would have been a good chance.  So it felt closer than that.

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47 minutes ago, El Floppo said:

Wish I had watched the arsenal game...was it that one sided? Kinda shocked, given how arsenal have played lately.

City back to rolling against the saints. One, but should be three already....which I guess leaves city open to dropping more points

Ambangarang had 13 touches...6 were kick-offs. #owned

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17 minutes ago, El Floppo said:

:shock:

Rashford w the filth

It almost seems too simplistic - but it seems like OGS recognizes that the strength of the squad is in attack, and so rather than try to over-compensate with defensive tactics, its better to exploit the strength, and defend by attacking.

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4 minutes ago, Sinn Fein said:

It almost seems too simplistic - but it seems like OGS recognizes that the strength of the squad is in attack, and so rather than try to over-compensate with defensive tactics, its better to exploit the strength, and defend by attacking.

They definitely seen freer going forward. 

Under Jose, seemed like only one person was allowed to get forward out of the MF at a time. Now it feels like guys are streaming forward at will.

Of course, Oles tenure hasn't exactly been chock full o' CL teams so far.

 

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And Pogba...oops. Pogba.

He's definitely got the room to roam. Been further up the field more in the last 30 minutes than he was all season.

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Just now, El Floppo said:

They definitely seen freer going forward. 

Under Jose, seemed like only one person was allowed to get forward out of the MF at a time. Now it feels like guys are streaming forward at will.

Of course, Oles tenure hasn't exactly been chock full o' CL teams so far.

Confidence breeds confidence.

I think they can get back in the race for top-4.  It won't be easy - but, on paper, they have the talent.

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