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Old 09-13-2015, 03:06 PM   #9801
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btw spuds saved my betting week...something you dont read too often
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Old 09-13-2015, 03:10 PM   #9802
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btw spuds saved my betting week...something you dont read too often
Same, mine was pure RITS otherwise.
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Old 09-13-2015, 03:36 PM   #9803
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I selected Chelsea in 1X2 and IKTS, didn't go the game and didn't even find out the score till about 7pm.

I believe I've finally stumbled across a winning system for Everton!
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Old 09-13-2015, 03:38 PM   #9804
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Michael Owen lost his big horse today, Brown Panther had to be put down after it pulled up with leg injury. Sad.
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Old 09-13-2015, 03:41 PM   #9805
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duck you made a milly or sth?
if not lol at being so smug
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Old 09-13-2015, 03:43 PM   #9806
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Think you'll find i was the first on the Mahrez bandwagon. He waltzes into the Utd team too, only peak City, Chelsea and Arse wouldn't have him.
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Old 09-13-2015, 03:45 PM   #9807
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Thoughts on Sheffield Wednesday's game yesterday, chef?
We dominated most of the game in terms of possession/territory and did some good things but without looking very likely to score. Some good chemistry up front between Nuhiu and Forestieri despite this being their first match together. Burnley defended well but faltered every time they tried to play it from the back. That said, when they did get forward, they possessed more of a clinical edge as the 3-1 scoreline suggests.

The result felt harsh as at 1-1 we looked the more likely team to go on and win. I have mixed feelings on the performance. I saw us play Boro at home the other week where we were pretty terrible for the most part - this performance was so much better and more cohesive (weird with 3 debuts). Crucially, we did repeat one aspect of the performance, in conceding 2 late goals after our best spell in the match. Can't help but be a little worried.
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Old 09-13-2015, 03:58 PM   #9808
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Michael Owen lost his big horse today, Brown Panther had to be put down after it pulled up with leg injury. Sad.
It's a shame they didn't do the same to Owen really.
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Old 09-13-2015, 03:59 PM   #9809
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I've just seen the IKTS table.

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Old 09-13-2015, 04:00 PM   #9810
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It's a shame they didn't do the same to Owen really.
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Old 09-13-2015, 04:12 PM   #9811
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We dominated most of the game in terms of possession/territory and did some good things but without looking very likely to score. Some good chemistry up front between Nuhiu and Forestieri despite this being their first match together. Burnley defended well but faltered every time they tried to play it from the back. That said, when they did get forward, they possessed more of a clinical edge as the 3-1 scoreline suggests.

The result felt harsh as at 1-1 we looked the more likely team to go on and win. I have mixed feelings on the performance. I saw us play Boro at home the other week where we were pretty terrible for the most part - this performance was so much better and more cohesive (weird with 3 debuts). Crucially, we did repeat one aspect of the performance, in conceding 2 late goals after our best spell in the match. Can't help but be a little worried.


Didn't see the game myself, but have heard from a few who went, and they said much the same thing, although I think Wednesday only managed a couple of shots in whole game.

From the highlights, Nuhiu is a big unit and his goal was a good header, but it was scored when Keane was off the pitch. Burnley's three goals were all well taken and Gray looked impressive (as he should for that sort of money).

It's encouraging that we're winning games without playing well and with the likes of Barton, Marney and Lowton to come into the squad, I'm confident we can challenge for promotion again.
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Old 09-13-2015, 05:14 PM   #9812
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13 shots actually but only 2 on target including the goal. The other SOT was a big chance (yard either side of Heaton was a goal). Header from Bannan which should have hit the target and a smart turn and shot from the edge of the area by Forestieri stand out from memory too. It wasn't chance after chance but not like we created nothing either.

Yes Gray looked a live wire and to be honest, we badly need a player like that. We've got plenty of creative types capable of doing the intricate stuff but are way short in the pure striker department. All the evidence suggests the club have been expending a lot of effort trying to acquire a first rate Championship striker but just haven't landed. We'll put that right before long.
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Old 09-13-2015, 05:33 PM   #9813
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Yeah, sorry, meant a couple of shots on target. The Nuhiu chance was on the highlights, a bad miss.

I believe your manager referred to us as Barnsley in his post match interview, no wonder you lost if he was preparing his team to face a League One side.
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Old 09-13-2015, 06:08 PM   #9814
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Gerrard on Balotelli:

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A few people have since asked me if I saw any comparison between Diouf and Mario Balotelli - and I’ve always said no. I’ve got respect for Balotelli; I’ve got none for Diouf.

Balotelli can be endearing sometimes — and that’s never a trait that you would associate with Diouf. The only positive aspect of the otherwise ugly signing of Diouf is that he worked hard on the pitch. He always wanted the ball, and he never hid.

But after a while I decided Diouf simply wasn’t your usual footballer. It seemed to me as if football got in the way of his social life.

At least Balotelli could still make me smile sometimes, I have a small hope that, one day, his career might work out and he can prove his potential on a regular basis.

In my last season, Brendan Rodgers came to me at Melwood one day in mid-August. We had a chat on the training pitch. He said, ‘You know we’ve missed out on a couple of signings. I’m basically left with no option but to have a bit of a gamble.’

Brendan paused before he spoke again: ‘The gamble is Mario Balotelli.’ My instant reaction was, ‘Uh-oh.’

I’d never met Balotelli but I’d heard all the stories about the indoor fireworks and Jose Mourinho describing him as an ‘unmanageable’ player. I could see that, in the right mood, he was a quality footballer but the rest of his career seemed like a spectacular waste of talent. That was my opinion of Balotelli.

But I also had to admit that, when he played for Italy, he seemed able to switch on his gift like he was snapping on a bright light. When he scored the winner against England in the 2014 World Cup a month earlier he showed all the movement which made him so difficult to mark at his best. I told Brendan that, up close to him on the pitch, you could see that he was a big, powerful guy. Brendan must have sensed my underlying reservations because he spoke a little more about why he thought it could be worth the risk. Brendan implied that Balotelli didn’t have anywhere else to go — and it seemed as if Liverpool would be Balotelli’s last chance to shine at a major club.

He would be offered a strict contract. Any bad behaviour would be punished.

I reminded myself that I had always allowed every new player to come into the club with a clean slate. Balotelli’s reputation tested that resolve but I tried my best to be open-minded. He made an immediate impression when we were doing work on our defensive set pieces and Balotelli said to Brendan: ‘I don’t mark on corners. I can’t.’

I nearly fell into the goalpost. I was thinking, ‘What are you? Six foot three, and one of the strongest men I’ve ever seen on a football pitch? And you can’t mark on a corner?’

Brendan was very firm. He said to Balotelli: ‘Well, you can now – and if you can’t then you’re going to learn.’

That was the first conflict between Brendan and Balotelli, on day one, but the manager stood up to Mario really well. From that point, Balotelli started marking on corners.

He made his Liverpool debut on August 31, 2014 away to Tottenham, and he did well. We won 3-0. He wasn’t outstanding but he worked hard and even looked like a team player. It would not last.

Daniel Sturridge was injured 10 days later, while training with England. He would be out for many weeks.

Suddenly the Mario gamble was in jeopardy - because I knew that Balotelli would simply not put in the work we needed from a lone striker.

Everything became more tangled and more difficult. Away to Basle in the Champions League, Balotelli started the game and he was hopeless.

After his promising debut against Tottenham he had lapsed in training and the subsequent games. His demeanour was very poor. I made up my mind pretty quickly after that about Balotelli.

There was no friction between us. We got on fine. I still tried to help him and I kept looking for chances to praise him.

But I could see Mourinho had been right when he said Balotelli is unmanageable.

He is very talented with the potential to be world class, but he’ll never get there because of his mentality and the people around him.

Balotelli’s always late, he always wants attention, he says the wrong things on social media.

For me, he doesn’t work hard enough on a daily basis. You’re always fighting a losing battle with Balotelli.

He does too many things wrong.


Gerrard also mentions that there was friction between Sturridge and Suarez.

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Old 09-13-2015, 06:12 PM   #9815
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not sure if been done already

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/chelseas-jose-mourinho-four-letter-10047006#rlabs=2%20rt$sitewide%20p$1

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Old 09-13-2015, 06:22 PM   #9816
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A bit harsh. Martinez probably should have let Mourinho do his interview first, but there's no need to call him a tit.
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Old 09-13-2015, 06:23 PM   #9817
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A bit harsh. Martinez probably should have let Mourinho do his interview first, but there's no need to call him a tit.
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Old 09-13-2015, 06:31 PM   #9818
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bob shouldve done a 45 minute interview
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Old 09-13-2015, 06:42 PM   #9819
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The snips of Slippy Ps book are pretty good so far

Comes across as a sound and honest guy - can't quite believe i've just said that.
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Old 09-13-2015, 07:04 PM   #9820
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ok high fever, dizzyness, extremely cold, headache and cant afford to miss work on tuesday. any advice other than lots of rest/sleep, heat, tea and ibuprofen on tuesday morning if not better?
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Old 09-13-2015, 07:13 PM   #9821
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You've got a job?
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Old 09-13-2015, 07:15 PM   #9822
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He probably has a blog where he writes about how great he is at gambling

It's a common profession
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Old 09-13-2015, 07:17 PM   #9823
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ye put my long-term plan of becoming a chef and learning in a highly rated gourmet-restaurant into work.
found the perfect place and missing 3rd week with ilness aint good
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Old 09-13-2015, 07:28 PM   #9824
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Liverpool paid 50 times more for Lallana than Leicester did for Mahrez.
Don't worry. We'll throw 50m or so to try and get him next year.
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Old 09-13-2015, 07:28 PM   #9825
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Have a bath and a whisky. Then go to bed.
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