CL Round of 16. First Leg. Atletico Madrid Vs Liverpool. 18/2 2000hrs.

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104TOSH

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I will be joining my brother in law who is a Man U fan for this game as my internet service is almost non existent! Luckily it has come back on for now so I thought I'd write a few words while I can.

I am looking forward to this match as our opponents will provide a stern examination, which we will come through successfully.

Keep a clean sheet!
Score a few goals!
My prediction is a 2-0 win to the mighty Reds, goals provided by Bobby and Mo.

In Klopp we trust!!!
 

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Let's see you say that after the two legs.
We have better players and Klopp for shure knows how to knock out every team over 2 legs. But as a fan of the game I really love the tactics Simeone puts on show. He’s not the budget of real or Barcelona but he has instilled a fight spirit quite the same we have. That’s why I appreciate his tactics. I’m not saying they’ll get the better of us
 

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Seen a few posts about Andy being on a Yellow so could miss the return match, but are Yellows wiped at any point? If he got one back at Anfield would he miss the first leg of the next round? If so, it would probably be better to miss the Anfield leg of this tie wouldn't it? Especially with Millie back fit (and because we're awsome at home!)
 

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Seen a few posts about Andy being on a Yellow so could miss the return match, but are Yellows wiped at any point? If he got one back at Anfield would he miss the first leg of the next round? If so, it would probably be better to miss the Anfield leg of this tie wouldn't it? Especially with Millie back fit (and because we're awsome at home!)
Think it gets wiped before the semis.
 

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Seen a few posts about Andy being on a Yellow so could miss the return match, but are Yellows wiped at any point? If he got one back at Anfield would he miss the first leg of the next round? If so, it would probably be better to miss the Anfield leg of this tie wouldn't it? Especially with Millie back fit (and because we're awsome at home!)
Not too bothered about Andy potentially missing out the return leg. If he has to get a yellow , I'd rather him getting one here. Can always play Milly if Robbo isn't there at Anfield. Do hope that we get a result here so that we can have a smooth sailing. I want these matches to be smooth sailing. Klopp and Co have spoilt me this season.
 

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It probably won't be one for the neutral. Given their recent form and our incredible defence plus the world's best goalie, I see us coming away 1-0, maybe 2-0, winners and wrapping it up at Anfield. I'm not saying it'll be easy, but they've had all the principal forwards injured recently and if any of them come back for this match, as Costa might well do, then they're going to be pretty rusty. Of course, one thing we have to really guard against is conceding free kicks near the box, or even a pen, against these diving fuckers.
 

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I want these matches to be smooth sailing. Klopp and Co have spoilt me this season.
It's kinda weird now watching us play now in the Prem , knowing it's highly unlikely that we will lose , or even draw , and even if we do it's not going to change the fact that we will soon be champions.

So it will be nice to get back to a bit of gut-wrenching , nerve-jangling , heavy metal football for a change. Just like the good old days when you could hardly bear to watch.

A 0-0 is really the result we don't want here tonight. (As well as a loss of course.)

Big test.
 

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Simeone will build up a wall and they are going to play counter tactics.
It will be a tough game with a 1:1 at Madrid and a 3:0 win at Anfield.
 

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I was just about to post that I must be the only one that has just realised that this club is called Atlético rather than Athletico but I've noticed that is in the thread title as well.

I was thinking "what about Bilbao" but they are just Athletic.

No bearing on the match at all but I really should pay more attention.
 

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Barely given this a second thought. Same as last season I was all in on the league even up to the semi stage and we ended up winning the fucker.
If these are as snide as people are making out it will be a slog. Wouldn't turn down a 0-0 because I reckon we'll stuff them at Anfield.
 

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This is the most important game of the season, well at least it will be until the next one. It's an absolutely must win game.

Mark my words, it will be no easy trip to Hispaniola Tarraconensis, and the Metropolitano Stadium, especially if jimmy "backstabber" costa is on the pitch. And I suspect there will be little help coming form the man in the middle, Szymon Marciniak; the latics have always won when he's been in charge.

So, our mentality monsters will have to be at their best, if we are to get a result tonight.

As previously indicated my posts will no longer include any digression involving an apologue concerning the Mem; no obscurum per obscurius, or ignotum per ignotius, so to speak.

And, before anyone complains, that old Lowton_red is at it again, I am determined to be the perfect epitome of brevity, carefully avoiding steganography, but rather, being trenchant at every turn. You will discover no ambiguity, uncertainty, or spinosity in my posts. No more shall I be the obscurantist, but rather, laconic to a fault; so you will seek in vain the nebulous, paradoxical or enigmatic.

In foreswearing superfluity, and adopting ellipsis, I appreciate that some might question my manner of discourse, perhaps accusing me of prosopopoeia. And I concur, that there is a certain risk, that my syncope might result your syncope, however, I believe that the ends justify the means.

In the words of the late great Tommy Smith, "Fortuna multis dat nimium nulli satis".

So without further ado or any adscititious words, I shall proceed to ventilate my in-depth match preview, with a detailed dissection of the probable tactics and team selection, concluding with an exploration of likely outcomes:

This game has all the makings of a potential banana skin! :rolleyes: (well someone had to say it)

I'll take a scrappy 1-0 win to us. :shocked:
 

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This is the most important game of the season, well at least it will be until the next one. It's an absolutely must win game.

Mark my words, it will be no easy trip to Hispaniola Tarraconensis, and the Metropolitano Stadium, especially if jimmy "backstabber" costa is on the pitch. And I suspect there will be little help coming form the man in the middle, Szymon Marciniak; the latics have always won when he's been in charge.

So, our mentality monsters will have to be at their best, if we are to get a result tonight.

As previously indicated my posts will no longer include any digression involving an apologue concerning the Mem; no obscurum per obscurius, or ignotum per ignotius, so to speak.

And, before anyone complains, that old Lowton_red is at it again, I am determined to be the perfect epitome of brevity, carefully avoiding steganography, but rather, being trenchant at every turn. You will discover no ambiguity, uncertainty, or spinosity in my posts. No more shall I be the obscurantist, but rather, laconic to a fault; so you will seek in vain the nebulous, paradoxical or enigmatic.

In foreswearing superfluity, and adopting ellipsis, I appreciate that some might question my manner of discourse, perhaps accusing me of prosopopoeia. And I concur, that there is a certain risk, that my syncope might result your syncope, however, I believe that the ends justify the means.

In the words of the late great Tommy Smith, "Fortuna multis dat nimium nulli satis".

So without further ado or any adscititious words, I shall proceed to ventilate my in-depth match preview, with a detailed dissection of the probable tactics and team selection, concluding with an exploration of likely outcomes:

This game has all the makings of a potential banana skin! :rolleyes: (well someone had to say it)

I'll take a scrappy 1-0 win to us. :shocked:
Oldham Athletic are the Latics... oh I get it now :giggle:
 

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This is the most important game of the season, well at least it will be until the next one. It's an absolutely must win game.

Mark my words, it will be no easy trip to Hispaniola Tarraconensis, and the Metropolitano Stadium, especially if jimmy "backstabber" costa is on the pitch. And I suspect there will be little help coming form the man in the middle, Szymon Marciniak; the latics have always won when he's been in charge.

So, our mentality monsters will have to be at their best, if we are to get a result tonight.

As previously indicated my posts will no longer include any digression involving an apologue concerning the Mem; no obscurum per obscurius, or ignotum per ignotius, so to speak.

And, before anyone complains, that old Lowton_red is at it again, I am determined to be the perfect epitome of brevity, carefully avoiding steganography, but rather, being trenchant at every turn. You will discover no ambiguity, uncertainty, or spinosity in my posts. No more shall I be the obscurantist, but rather, laconic to a fault; so you will seek in vain the nebulous, paradoxical or enigmatic.

In foreswearing superfluity, and adopting ellipsis, I appreciate that some might question my manner of discourse, perhaps accusing me of prosopopoeia. And I concur, that there is a certain risk, that my syncope might result your syncope, however, I believe that the ends justify the means.

In the words of the late great Tommy Smith, "Fortuna multis dat nimium nulli satis".

So without further ado or any adscititious words, I shall proceed to ventilate my in-depth match preview, with a detailed dissection of the probable tactics and team selection, concluding with an exploration of likely outcomes:

This game has all the makings of a potential banana skin! :rolleyes: (well someone had to say it)

I'll take a scrappy 1-0 win to us. :shocked:
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104TOSH

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had my pre-match pancake without setting anything on fire! Mrs Tosh was impressed!

going up to my bro in law as my internet is unstable and I don't want to miss this game! even though he's a Manc and supports Man U, his second team is Liverpool! he wants us to win the league! he's a good 'un!

whether going on my scooter or going by taxi will be decided by 7pm. Mrs Tosh and my sis in law want me to go by taxi due to the rain and wind, I however want to go by scooter!!!

In Klopp we trust!!!
 

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Sadio Mane returns to the starting line-up for tonight’s Champions League encounter with Atletico Madrid.

The No.10 is one of two changes made by Jürgen Klopp for the last-16, first-leg clash at Estadio Metropolitano.
The other sees Fabinho named in midfield, with Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain dropping to the bench.

Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Mane, Salah Firmino.

Subs: Adrian, Milner, Keita, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Minamino, Origi, Matip.
 
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