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Season Comparison: 2017/18 v 2018/2019



hoosierred

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Probably going to be Neymar and Herrera rolling around on the floor for 90 minutes.
With Herrera out there, Neymar won't need to be diving and faking an injury. Ander will allow him ample opportunity to be 100% legitimately rolling around in agony.

On other note, am I the only miserable bastard who looks at this thread and instead of celebrating how great this season has been thinks "Crap, this is going to be depressing reading next year, We're leaving no room at all to get more points"?
 

Perth Red

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We haven't beaten everyone outside of the top six, we have beaten outside of the top 5!!!

Before the season I guessed every result for the year... just for personal amusement because I am a bit sad! With my red-tinted glasses on I had us finishing on 102 points and City on 97.... replacing all of the fixtures played so far I now have us finishing on 101 and City on 95!!! Wouldn't that be poetry!
 

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With Herrera out there, Neymar won't need to be diving and faking an injury. Ander will allow him ample opportunity to be 100% legitimately rolling around in agony.

On other note, am I the only miserable bastard who looks at this thread and instead of celebrating how great this season has been thinks "Crap, this is going to be depressing reading next year, We're leaving no room at all to get more points"?
Don't jinx it ffs, still plenty of points we could drop.

It is something I have thought about though, cross that bridge if we come to it. If we do the unthinkable and win nearly every game between now and the end, next season it might be a pointless thread ha ha.
 

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Don't jinx it ffs, still plenty of points we could drop.

It is something I have thought about though, cross that bridge if we come to it. If we do the unthinkable and win nearly every game between now and the end, next season it might be a pointless thread ha ha.
After your sterling work this season, no-one would blame you passing the task to a fresh set of fingers if a re-jig was necessary to make it interesting.
 



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After your sterling work this season, no-one would blame you passing the task to a fresh set of fingers if a re-jig was necessary to make it interesting.
To be fair it takes me a couple of minutes to do, so I will probably just do it anyway again even if it is likely we are only going to look worse. I think that is when the original poster of this comparison gave it up if I remember when we were doing shit.

I might do some other comparison along side it yet, maybe player based, goals, assists, clean sheets. A week by week goals for the front 3 for example would be interesting. Same with Assists for Trent and Robbo seen as they actively advertise they are in competition, i seem to remember they have a bet on it.

I will have a look, see how freely some of the data is available.
 

Billy Biskix

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We've had 11 wins from our last 12 league games. Only the City defeat spoiling a perfect run of results but we passed the first real test in how we've reacted to that loss. We won the next two. Not the greatest performances but got the points.

A year ago today we were beaten by bottom club Swansea and were 18 points behind City in 4th place. Come a long way since then.
 









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I had hoped we'd get 15 points from those last 5 games. All winnable and it would have given us a bit of a buffer before playing Utd. Still Newcastle's win against City was an unexpected bonus and if two draws is the extent of our usual mid-winter slump then I can live with that. It's a good thing that the CL is starting again. Something different for us to focus on and which doesn't mean us having to worry about what City are doing.

Run in definitely starts with the Utd game. That looks to be the hardest one left for us on paper. You get the impression that just about everyone who's not a Liverpool fan, and quite a few who are, expect us to lose that game. A win there would be absolutely massive.
 

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I had hoped we'd get 15 points from those last 5 games. All winnable and it would have given us a bit of a buffer before playing Utd. Still Newcastle's win against City was an unexpected bonus and if two draws is the extent of our usual mid-winter slump then I can live with that. It's a good thing that the CL is starting again. Something different for us to focus on and which doesn't mean us having to worry about what City are doing.

Run in definitely starts with the Utd game. That looks to be the hardest one left for us on paper. You get the impression that just about everyone who's not a Liverpool fan, and quite a few who are, expect us to lose that game. A win there would be absolutely massive.
The Utd game is going to be an absolute humdinger, and I can’t wait. It’s going to be tough, and I honestly think it could go either way, but I think we’re a different proposition to anything they’ve had on this piss easy run. Obviously they are a different proposition to the listless, shanbolic Utd we faced last year.

But I don’t think it defines the season, and no-one’s head should fall off if we don’t take all three points. There is a long way to go yet, and while every seems desperate to hand the title to City before March is in, they have just as much to do as us, and are, if anything, more prone to dropping silly points than we are. Their record over the last ten games is worse than ours.
 

lfc.eddie

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Run in definitely starts with the Utd game. That looks to be the hardest one left for us on paper. You get the impression that just about everyone who's not a Liverpool fan, and quite a few who are, expect us to lose that game. A win there would be absolutely massive.
Massive would be an understatement, it's going to define us and how we get out of this funk we've gone through. Bournemouth game is routine, and this is an away match into a lion's dent. We need this, we need to send signal across their blue side of town of our intent, to keep them quiet a little. Not having 3 points will invite more pressure on our boys, and lesser room for error.

It's in our hands, we have to do it for ourselves and make our own luck, define our own fate. Never should we keep thinking City will drop points and hope others to make it happen for us. I don't believe in that. If we fail to win, we fail to cope. Nothing more to it, really.

This table should be drawn on bedroom walls and ceiling of #KloppOut brigade.
Why would you want to put that in the bedroom wall of rival fans?
 

Perth Red

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It's like we have 8 extra games compared to last year! Awesome
 

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I gather no one has accumulated 90 points and not won the league. While it very much looks like 90 won't be enough to win it this year, we could have no shame if that's how it ended up.

That being said, I feel good about about our chances. This team has the talent and steel to finish as strong as we started.
 



Perth Red

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Last season Moaninho said was he greatest ever achievement... 81 points against the City juggernaut... so we need 17 to exceed that. The Special One really isn't that special is he!?