TIA First Team
- Jan 29, 2009
You forgot the most important part. NO MORE INJURIES and ALL INJURED PLAYERS COMING BACK STRONG AND HEALTHY AND STAYING THAT WAY FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON. That's a lot to forget about.9 points in the remaining 3 games later this month and all is forgotten.
WTF just 3 games left this month - what to do with all the spare time
I think you've brought a good perspective. Too many of us (including me) are perhaps too quick to say it's only the third priority... oh well.Sorry if I’ve gone on a bit tonight. Just hugely disappointed in the way we have approached things. I will get over it as I am sure our lads will. On to Brighton!
Sahin, Kagawa & Mkhitaryan too, they were regarded as top players in Germany.You have to question the Bundesliga when you consider Matip, Karius and Keita were seen as top players there.
I thought, and wasn't surprised, that Fabinho got pushed around too easily particularly on high balls. If Lovren isn't well we have a problem. Perhaps Milner?Fabinho to continue alongside VVD while Gomez and/or Matip recover. We should be OK with that.
Although the squad is deeper than it has been for years, tonight showed us that we still need more. It also showed us we have a few players who shouldn't be here beyond this season.
Hopefully we get back to winning ways at the weekend against Brighton.
What's your definition of everyone?There's depth and there's depth. Everyone was raving about how Sturridge, Keita, Origi etc added a lot of depth to our first choice line-up only a few weeks ago. They didn't turn into poor players overnight. It was an off day after a morale-sapping defeat at City. We were always going to have slip-ups. We need slip-ups if anything. I'm just glad this didn't come v Burnley or Bournemouth or whoever. Brighton, Palace, Leicester make up January - let's tank all three and turn the screw.
well...he did score a beauty against Chelsea earlier this season when it looked like our unbeaten run was about to expire....Sturridge has been finished for 3 years at least, this talk of a new contract makes no sense at all, it's bullshit.
Hopefully when the chance comes Sturridge can pull one last thing out of his lazy washed up arse to help us over the line in the league, he owes us that.
I don't know, I have not yet lost faith in Milner. I think he is a nice player to have. He has had a couple of poor games now, but it is not that long ago since he played very well. I am "wait and see mode".He's our only hard player yet he is 2nd best in all the positions he can play and a wee bit too slow now.
I have never dipped one of those in my tea also a long time since I had one. Last time in England I had a Ripple or a cripple or something, very nice but wasn't flaky. However yes if I remember correctly a like a flake or a crumble (that hasn't been over cooked). .Flake bar?
Let's not move the goalpoasts. JK didn't have to play VVD to win that match today, or any of the 'big 3'. There was enough quality in the XI picked to beat Wolves. But they approached today's match in an arrogant manner, it was beneath them, and if they lost - whatever - "we have bigger fish to fry", whatever that means from a group of guys that have won NOTHING together. Perspective is perspective.Its not arrogance, it is risk management.
In the second minute we lost Lovren. VvD not playing today reduces his risk of injury against
Bournemouth (Edit Brighton). Good chance he might be our only fit center back. Its not about fresh legs. Its about preventing injury over a full season.
Its is a calculated risk not focusing on the FA cup. But you either spread bet or you bet big. Given our position in the league I am perfectly happy to focus on the league. If I am honest, even though I dont want to. If we get knocked out of the CL I will not be that displeased.
I firmly belive we can win the league this season. We must do everything we can to improve our chances. An extra 5 games in the FA cup is not something that does that.
That's what I meant by him being 2nd choice in all the positions he plays, he still has a squad role. Back up in what about 7 positions.I don't know, I have not yet lost faith in Milner. I think he is a nice player to have. He has had a couple of poor games now, but it is not that long ago since he played very well. I am "wait and see mode".