But the reality is that right now, Jordan Henderson has NO FUCKING RIGHT to be anywhere CLOSE to our starting 11. Fabinho is the first name on that team sheet right now,
And its only been 48 hours since Fab put in two cross-field passes to an open Arsenal CF. Imagine him doing that straight to the far more clinical City forwards? Fab has a great future here, but christ there are some verbal, bile-filled turds directed towards 'chosen' players on these forums.
I am throwing this out there but I think Keita will start if Milly isn't available. Gini and Keita in front of Hendo.Our most important midfield player right now is Wijnaldum ........ no question about that. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Klopp goes with Gini, Henderson and Milner if all three are available. Personally I don’t think the balance is right with all 3 as a midfield unit, particularly with Henderson and Gini together but there you go.
That means Fab, Nab and Shaq on the bench which is quite a bench.
Why? On form it’s Gini, Fabinho and Henderson. Keita whilst showing glimpses of quality hasn’t done anything to stake a claim. Milners most recent best performance came at right back.Pretty nailed on that the 3 in midfield will be Wijnaldum, Fabinho and Milner.
Back 5 and front 3 pick themselves, so there you have the starting 11.
That’s where the FA Mafia with the thug referees comes into play.Its a very good position for us. Man City just have to win. 10 pts in 17 games to catch up isnt impossible, but its not probably
Have we ever won an important match when Manchester Taylor is the referee?That’s where the FA Mafia with the thug referees comes into play.
- many people still don’t want us to win the title
- and the FA would probably want the league to be as tight as possible.
So remember my words if some scandalous decisions happen on Thursday.
I tend to agree. They could be without Gundogan, De Bruyne, Fernandinho which is arguably 2 of their most important players.I think the worst we'll get is a draw in this game but a victory is more likely,we could indeed run them fucking ragged as well.
Messrs Company and Pep coming out with big statements about how their morale is, their team is and fans are...yeah,yeah,yeah...why don't you say this all the time....panic statement's"Every living soul that comes into the stadium has to be ready to fight and give it to them, and we should be able to pull everything out of the locker for that game." - Kompany
. Not even sure of the worst part of that statement. That City fans have souls? Or that they are even capable of sitting through 90 mins of their team pay let alone create an atmosphere? Guaranteed the only thing they'll be bothered singing will be the slippy g song, perhaps even before kickoff such is their class.
As for the game, this is a big big game. I think City will see this as a big opportunity to flip the script and do what we did to them last year. They will be up for it. And i think they will create a lot of opportunities. I think we got very lucky at Anfield earlier in the season, but also defended very well. And I think we are going to need a bit of luck again. I think we'll score but I certainly think they will as well.
City aren't in perfect form and we are sky high right now so will be a very interesting game. Won't be as cagey as at Anfield where Pep set up not to lose, which gives us an advantage.
If we lose, i just pray we can bounce back straight away in our next game.
I'm going to be in the same situation probably around our United game. imo just embrace it. You'll likely not have to deal with them (for a while at least). Now your wife/partner on the other hand....Just tell her you are feeling queazy and leave the room/hospital. Get yourself a 'reputation' to be used at subsequent births during footy season.Does anyone know how midwifes/nurses etc feel about fathers streaming football matches during births?
Asking for a friend.
Not sure about recent clashes vs. City tbh but I would say that this season in general many decisions went in our favor.Swings and Roundabouts. You'd need to truly be one-eyed to suggest we haven't been heavily favoured by refs in our recent clashes with City.
I cant say that but he has certainly improved and when he came on against Arsenal looked an entirely different player, some of his first time passes were very quick minded. I just hope we are seeking peak Klopp emerge, and all the players are now starting to play outside of themselves. Thats the step up we needed and have to maintain. Agree on the starting 3 MF.Why? On form it’s Gini, Fabinho and Henderson. Keita whilst showing glimpses of quality hasn’t done anything to stake a claim. Milners most recent best performance came at right back.
Henderson has been arguably motm in the last 3 games he’s started. Just like Gini.
For Klopp I think he finally has a midfield group that he can drop any 2 or 3 in and they perform. He’s not had that till now. It’s fantastic depth and competition that is fuelling all the players to step up massively.
My biggest concern was totally misplaced! I should have had more faith.That we haven't quite hit top form is somehow comforting - obviously with the hope of doing so sometime around Christmas/New Year. I said it earlier and i'll say it again, if we can stay within a game (possibly two) of MC till Christmas/NY we have a chance of catching them going down the stretch.
Chelsea will (likely) dip in form and any injuries will bite
Tottenham will fail to scrape wins at some point and injuries (as with Chelsea) will further hurt them
Arsenal will remain inconsistent
MU are playing crap and will carry on doing so and will likely start to drop the points they've been nicking till now
My biggest concern is that MC will not suffer a dip in form. The weakness of the top 6 (barring us) means they will unlikely drop many points. The only hope is that they will be going deep in all competition and may pick up critical injuries. The return game in the New Year is going to be critical though not necessarily fatal to our chances.
This year our ability to win games is less likely to be hurt by injuries and in fact an injury occasionally may be beneficial as it forces a shake up. Results against the top 6 are as usual critical but overall we shouldnt loose too many points against them. The New Years game against MC is looking to be a blessing in disguise wrt timing as it comes early enough to not be fatal but a win would be a huge boost for us and a blow for them.
I remain hopeful!