Anything But Normal
- Jan 6, 2011
Salah was lucky not to get a yellow for that.Does anyone know the running of match of the day....also lineker is going to look at the penalty shout of Salah against Sahko...I've just seen the incident, but didn't see anyone make a claim....Garth Crooks is also checking Salah's pen claims now....
No!I think it's fair to say that zaha is very very good.
He can really pin down opposition wing backs. Has tons of skill.
This would be the ideal time if at all we are interested.
Easily worth 50M£, but who knows, we can make the deal tasty by throwing in origi or sturridge?
Zaha is anything far from lazy. Opposition hate to play him which says how much a threat he is.No!
He lacks discipline.
He is lazy.
He is not a team player.
He was at Manure.
Pretty much the antithesis of what we are, what we want where we want to go.
Just my opinion FWIW.
No that's not possible because they only play two league games before our next game and are seven points behind.This also means we could possibly be lining up for our next fixture in second place.
Scoreboard pressure. Seems so unfair considering the run of result we have this season.
Just what is it with that? I don't understand why our fans aren't going full throttle all game. Are we so nervous or something? It doesn't make any sense. This should be the time we are roaring,intimidating the opposition.The crowd were crap as well. At 2-1 and 2-2 the Kop should have been urging us on but it was like a library, they didn't deserve the Klopp fist pumps at the end and the whole ground needs to wake the fuck up and realise the part they have to play if we're going to go on and win it..
No you're not missing anything.
That's how I worked it out as well.
I was at the game and didn't think that it was much different than usual. The Palace fans were vocal throughout the game and credit to them they sang about there own team and none of the usual songs slagging us off like some teams. There were some quiet moments but no more than usual.Just what is it with that? I don't understand why our fans aren't going full throttle all game. Are we so nervous or something? It doesn't make any sense. This should be the time we are roaring,intimidating the opposition.
That nervousness (if it is) surely is sensed by the players. How often do we hear the players say they appreciate the crowd support? How often does Jurgen talk about about the fans at the ground,needing to provide a hostile atmosphere? Answer, it's because he seen how shit our support is all too often.
My take on Jurgen's fist pumps at the end of the game was that he wasn't too happy about the crowd support and it's somewhat ironic that the crowd roars in approval to his fist pumps and chest beating.
I'm on the other side of the world and i can feel that lack of atmosphere through my TV.
Were you at the game? I'd love to know what others think, particularly those who attended.
We have also already got more points than in Rafas first season. And that team boasted Alonso/Hamman/Gerrard/ etc.We've now got as many points by game 23 that we achieved the year BR was sacked and Klopp arrived.
Incredible progress we've made.
That’s classic Hodge. Reduce expectations to the point where he can exceed them. He did that here - he convinced everyone (apart from the fans) this was where scrapping around mid-table was a major achievement.Hodgson has the press fawning all over him for the 'miracle' he pulls off just by keeping them out of the relegation zone when their squad is good enough for them to be in the places occupied by Leicester, Everton or Wolves. I was just glad when it was all over. Massive three points but it was too tense for me. The players are not the only ones needing a winter break.
Hell of a schedule, that. Nice break for all of us
That said, why go to the Middle East? When places like Barbados, east Caribbean (St Maarten/Antigua) are similar distances.
Never been to UAE (wife has twice for work) and she much prefers the laid back vibe of the Caribbean (and the cost associated)
Most of those places are two flights, not one, and often a short hop - it will end up being a 12-14 hour travel day. London to Dubai, probably even Manchester to Dubai, is one direct flight, in your hotel inside eight hours. As Illok says, not many world class training facilities going, whereas Dubai has developed a bit of a niche market for exactly this purpose - there are a couple of places clubs can book out for a week with underpitch *cooling*, training facilities that compare with Melwood, the whole bit.Dubai is slightly closer and will have better facilities than the Caribbean. They won't be going just for a holiday.
They're at the airport now, not sure how long they're going for. This worked out well last year though.
Notwithstanding the fact he got his assist later in the match, I thought his level of play really dropped from about 25 minutes onward, when he got taken down hard with a tackle that was ruled clean - I think it was Tomkins? He seemed to be just getting to another level, had driven with the ball a couple of time in the preceding few minutes, and went really quiet again.Just wanted to comment on Keita and say we need to persevere. When he gets the ball, then turns and runs with it, it opens things up. OK it’s not quite clicking for him yet, but there is a good player there, I’ve no doubt of that.
He seemed to play on the left today, when going through the middle is more his game. Also, he was up against an excellent Wan Bissaka, and there won’t be many who will get any change out of him. I doubt he will stay at Palace for too long.
Anyhow, I’m keeping the faith in Keita.