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2019/2020 Fixtures v 2018/2019 Results - Season Comparison

Billy Biskix

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Game 21 last season was against City and that was the start of a run which saw us drop 11 points in 9 games. City went from being 7 points behind to being one ahead and we never caught them despite winning our last 9 games. The same run this season wouldn't be as disastrous because the lead is much bigger but it would make the run in possibly more interesting than we would like so memories of last season should keep us focussed.

I really thought we'd drop points over Christmas but we went further ahead and didn't even concede a goal. At some point soon we will drop points, I mean we have to, surely? Or maybe we'll just keep on winning. We're not showing any signs of wilting despite all the injuries stacking up. If anything we are looking even tougher to beat (or draw against).
 

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Game 21 last season was against City and that was the start of a run which saw us drop 11 points in 9 games. City went from being 7 points behind to being one ahead and we never caught them despite winning our last 9 games. The same run this season wouldn't be as disastrous because the lead is much bigger but it would make the run in possibly more interesting than we would like so memories of last season should keep us focussed.

I really thought we'd drop points over Christmas but we went further ahead and didn't even concede a goal. At some point soon we will drop points, I mean we have to, surely? Or maybe we'll just keep on winning. We're not showing any signs of wilting despite all the injuries stacking up. If anything we are looking even tougher to beat (or draw against).
Yes mate the Xmas period has been about as good as it could have been. Reading between the lines from Jurgen it cant be too long until Matip, Lovren, Fabinho, Ox and Shaq will return. He said Fab was running to build fitness in a very recent presser. Keita is an issue for sure but maybe he needs a proper pre-season to build a base level fitness before we see him at his best.
We will drop points because it is fantasy land stuff to think we can win all remaining games. Actually this talk of invincibles, comparison to that Arsenal side, winning every game, finishing with 112 points, best side ever in PL history etc is beginning to get on my tits. I'd bet my house on Jurgen beating into them to focus on one game at a time and ignoring all the rubbish spouted in the media.
When we drop points, and I think we will, its how we respond that is the important thing.........and not just the team but how the fans respond that will make the biggest difference. Cool heads must be kept all round.
 

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Staying unbeaten all season seems to have replaced will they win the league
for the supposedly impartial pundits' agenda. They also kind of expect us to break 100 pts too, but that's something that won't come into the media reckoning until after we get over the line. But we can lose at anytime in theory and that's the cold solace they're clinging to.
 

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Game 21 last season was against City and that was the start of a run which saw us drop 11 points in 9 games. City went from being 7 points behind to being one ahead and we never caught them despite winning our last 9 games. The same run this season wouldn't be as disastrous because the lead is much bigger but it would make the run in possibly more interesting than we would like so memories of last season should keep us focussed.

I really thought we'd drop points over Christmas but we went further ahead and didn't even concede a goal. At some point soon we will drop points, I mean we have to, surely? Or maybe we'll just keep on winning. We're not showing any signs of wilting despite all the injuries stacking up. If anything we are looking even tougher to beat (or draw against).
Have been thinking about that today. I remember the mood when we drew with Napoli at the end of November. It was the game Fabinho got injured, plenty of doom and gloom knocking around given we had to go to Salzburg and get a result, then the trip to Qatar followed by Leicester away on Boxing Day. Before we played Watford people were posting mad scenarios where Leicester would go top if certain results came in and Leicester beat us. At the time I reckon if you offered a 5 point lead and a game in hand at New Year most people would have snatched your hand off.
Fast forward a few weeks and we're 13 points clear of them with a game in hand, it's fucking insane how we increased our lead over both Leicester and Abu Dhabi. The only team to take maximum points over the festive season and we literally strolled through those 3 games bar 20 minutes v Wolves.
Just can't put into words how impressive we've been of late despite a horrendous injury list. Even if we drop 5 or 6 points between now and our winter break we'll be in a great position when we resume assuming most of the injured lads are available again.
 

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The next three games are seriously testing despite current form. Jose's Spurs may be playing average football but Moura and Son can cause a lot of damage on the break. Ole's Basket Case always raise their game against us but at our place we should prevail. Wolves are a good side and gave us a rough ride at our place, very challenging.
If we come through these three with five points I think we will have done well.
 

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If we come through these three with five points I think we will have done well.
I keep reading this- not just from you- and I’m appalled. We are the best team in the world and we face three mid-table/Europa League standard teams. Yes- Spurs reached the Champions League final but they aren’t the same team this season; Klopp often bottles it against United but we are the far better team; Wolves gave us a game at Anfield and will be at home this time.

Even so, anything less than nine points and I’d be disappointed.
 

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I keep reading this- not just from you- and I’m appalled. We are the best team in the world and we face three mid-table/Europa League standard teams. Yes- Spurs reached the Champions League final but they aren’t the same team this season; Klopp often bottles it against United but we are the far better team; Wolves gave us a game at Anfield and will be at home this time.

Even so, anything less than nine points and I’d be disappointed.
It's fuzzy thinking due to residual fear probably.
We can win games as an away side in more ways now and after facing more predictable adversities than as a home team. The 'fortress Anfield' moniker has fooled some people into thinking we don't have similar strength on the road. Perhaps our home fans simply are much more of a factor than those of Spurs or Wolves, and the travelling Kop will be there in numbers anyhow. I don't see why 6 pts from those two aways should be doubted.
 

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It's fuzzy thinking due to residual fear probably.
We can win games as an away side in more ways now and after facing more predictable adversities than as a home team. The 'fortress Anfield' moniker has fooled some people into thinking we don't have similar strength on the road. Perhaps our home fans simply are much more of a factor than those of Spurs or Wolves, and the travelling Kop will be there in numbers anyhow. I don't see why 6 pts from those two aways should be doubted.
Spurs away, United at home and Wolves away - and the one I’m most worried about is Wolves away. How times change.
 

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January has been a bad month for us for some seasons now. The remaining January games have great psychological significance. Spurs and MU are fighting for top-four which is very crucial for top PL clubs. In addition, Mou and Ole/MU has some rivalry issues with us. Wolves are a fighting team and WHU would like to keep crawling away from drop-zone. We have to win these games. More than the points, it's the mentality issue that needs to be reinforced. We have a week break (give or take) between the PL games and the players should be fighting fit to do this.

Do hope Klopp shuffles the squad enough for these games. Players like Origi, Lallana or even Jones, that kid RWB needs minutes to stay top of their game.
 

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Spurs away, United at home and Wolves away - and the one I’m most worried about is Wolves away. How times change.
Hopefully lame on two paws each by then. They couldn't avoid a replay in the cup against mid table shite, which is not a great way to prepare for games in the second half of the month.
 

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I keep reading this- not just from you- and I’m appalled. We are the best team in the world and we face three mid-table/Europa League standard teams. Yes- Spurs reached the Champions League final but they aren’t the same team this season; Klopp often bottles it against United but we are the far better team; Wolves gave us a game at Anfield and will be at home this time.

Even so, anything less than nine points and I’d be disappointed.

I would be disappointed with 9 to be honest :ROFLMAO:

Anything else but 3 points against this current Utd side would be a crime in my opinion.

We should be beating West Ham even though its Away and Southampton even in good form as its at Home should be a win.

Wolves Away is tough, Spurs at Away is winnable, to even it out I would take draws in both.

So 11 points for me is bare minimum we should be aiming for.

Personally I can see us winning 4 and drawing with Wolves.
 

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I was talking about our next three games. :p
Completely Misread that ha ha :ROFLMAO: My apologies.

Thought we were talking about the next 5 games for some reason and off i went on my crusade.

I agree with the previous poster in a way, I wouldn't be too upset about a draw at Wolves if it were to happen, providing we get the points elsewhere as listed.
 

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Completely Misread that ha ha :ROFLMAO: My apologies.

Thought we were talking about the next 5 games for some reason and off i went on my crusade.

I agree with the previous poster in a way, I wouldn't be too upset about a draw at Wolves if it were to happen, providing we get the points elsewhere as listed.
If we take 13 from the next 15 available then we will increase our lead, is my guess.
 

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I keep reading this- not just from you- and I’m appalled. We are the best team in the world and we face three mid-table/Europa League standard teams. Yes- Spurs reached the Champions League final but they aren’t the same team this season; Klopp often bottles it against United but we are the far better team; Wolves gave us a game at Anfield and will be at home this time.

Even so, anything less than nine points and I’d be disappointed.
They currently sit 5th, 6th and 7th in the table.. as tough a run as we will have all year. A little pessimism is warranted surely???

No?? OK we'll smash them all!!!
 

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Guys.. I may not be a statistician but i think if the trend continues and we keep winning, we can wrap this up in March
I'm at the Palace game on the 21st (don't get to many these days). Taking the fiancee for her first senior game at Anfield, step son for his second (first was the 5-5 and penalties Arsenal game in the cup) and my nephew for his first live game at 9 years old. Was just a random game I happened to be able to get tickets for. Now I'm considering the improbable that we might be there to see us win the league.
 

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I'm at the Palace game on the 21st (don't get to many these days). Taking the fiancee for her first senior game at Anfield, step son for his second (first was the 5-5 and penalties Arsenal game in the cup) and my nephew for his first live game at 9 years old. Was just a random game I happened to be able to get tickets for. Now I'm considering the improbable that we might be there to see us win the league.

I’d love it to be so. I can remember Jurgen being interviewed and saying “I can’t forget that fecking Palace result” or something similar. It was harkening back to one of the last times we lost in the league at Anfield.
Imagine if we were to wrap the league up against them? It would give Jurgen a reason to forget “that Palace result”.
 

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I’d love it to be so. I can remember Jurgen being interviewed and saying “I can’t forget that fecking Palace result” or something similar. It was harkening back to one of the last times we lost in the league at Anfield.
Imagine if we were to wrap the league up against them? It would give Jurgen a reason to forget “that Palace result”.
Sky Sports would love it due to the Crystanbul parallel.
 

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I'm torn between wanting to win the title in front of the manager who was well on course to relegating us, or doing it at City.

Either is fine.
Win against Palace, then City have to form guard of honour at our next game don't they? In reality I just want to win it full stop and definitely not counting anything as done till it's done!
 

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To avoid complacency and the horrors of fate too severely tempted, why not just imagine that we are currently in a league tussle with 2017/18 City. We'd be second on goal difference right now with a game in hand and could go ahead by 2pts, if we beat Spurs.
 

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I'm torn between wanting to win the title in front of the manager who was well on course to relegating us, or doing it at City.

Either is fine.
Ideally we win it at Goodison, then City have to give us a guard of honour two games later.

This would mean we'd need to win all our games up to an including Everton (ten) and home City drop 8 points in their nine games (one less because of game in hand we have). Bit far-fetched but we do seem to endlessly win.
 

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To avoid complacency and the horrors of fate too severely tempted, why not just imagine that we are currently in a league tussle with 2017/18 City. We'd be second on goal difference right now with a game in hand and could go ahead by 2pts, if we beat Spurs.
I meant without a game in hand. Sorry
 

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Frankly my dears, I don't give a dam.

Just as long as we win the league by at least 1 point and lift that cup this year. In fact, that and a double on the CL will do very nicely - - - umm, we could collect the FA cup along the way too - why the hell not?! Positives - lots and lots of positives, aim for the moon and we could collect the stars.