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March 04, 2019, 08:25:36 PM
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That 17 days off probably helped a fair bit, in terms of giving time to coach and drill it.
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March 12, 2019, 03:16:39 PM
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May 04, 2019, 05:59:04 PM
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The doubters have gone awfully quiet. Can hear a pin drop.
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May 05, 2019, 05:33:37 PM
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Aren't we putting it down to a combination of 2 things - 1) the 17 days off, which enabled sustained, intense training and presumably repetition and practice, and 2) it takes time to communicate and learn detailed tactical approaches. As has been said before, Klopp finished 8th in his first season. It didn't just work instantly.
''In the words of the prophet, today you sell your ring, tomorrow your watch, next week your chain and in 77 days, you won't have eyes to cry with''

Accattone - Pier Paolo Pasolini.

May 06, 2019, 01:56:06 AM
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The season as a whole was shite. Not enough points. Not 7th. No cup runs. Went out to shite teams

The hope comes from the last 10 or so games though. We’ve played well and we’ve beaten some of the big boys (all be in when they’ve all been a bit shite themselves)

It’s hard not to be optimistic for next season.

The season as a whole wasn't shite. Why is everything so black and white with you? 8th, playing much better football, ending the season as one of the best teams defensively, and beating a number of the Top 6 handsomely is not a shite season.

Maybe you're just not very good at expressing yourself, I don't know.
''In the words of the prophet, today you sell your ring, tomorrow your watch, next week your chain and in 77 days, you won't have eyes to cry with''

Accattone - Pier Paolo Pasolini.

May 10, 2019, 03:12:43 AM
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We used to give people time in society to do jobs.
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Accattone - Pier Paolo Pasolini.


June 16, 2019, 02:58:14 AM
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https://twitter.com/TiagoEstv/status/1139921290096185344?s=19

Good insight on his tactics in this interview translated from Portuguese. Imagine getting this insight in English media, especially of Everton.

He also says in the next tweet...

''Silva also confirmed the club is trying to sign Zouma and André Gomes on permanent deals. He seems to really like Gomes' commitment in practice, ''tactical understanding'' and ability to play different midfield roles. To each their own, I suppose''
''In the words of the prophet, today you sell your ring, tomorrow your watch, next week your chain and in 77 days, you won't have eyes to cry with''

Accattone - Pier Paolo Pasolini.

August 26, 2019, 06:11:55 PM
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I get the need to hyper-analyse, and I know people have concerns, but I still think it's OTT. We play well and beat Lincoln and Wolves this week, and all of this stuff goes out of the window, until the next defeat and mass existential crisis.
''In the words of the prophet, today you sell your ring, tomorrow your watch, next week your chain and in 77 days, you won't have eyes to cry with''

Accattone - Pier Paolo Pasolini.

September 01, 2019, 10:32:18 PM
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Some positives and negatives (from my perspective) so far -

Good
- Excellent home record developing. Good way to build a season, take pressure off the manager and the team and keep the ST holders sweet is to keep that record going.
- New players contributing in various positive ways.
- Feels like we have a lot more options in the attacking part of the pitch to impact games.
- 7 goals in a few days answers some of the issues that people had with goals/chance creation.
- Excellent mentality in terms of bouncing back from a couple of setbacks quickly (same with Lincoln in midweek(

Bad
- Still too insistent on overloading in wide areas (for me).
- Too slow with substitutions at times, when it feels obvious that a change or two is necessary.
- Team is still a bit reactive rather than proactive for me. Today's game was a chance to go and get that third goal and kill it, and we didn't do that enough, which left us open to a set piece or throw in.
''In the words of the prophet, today you sell your ring, tomorrow your watch, next week your chain and in 77 days, you won't have eyes to cry with''

Accattone - Pier Paolo Pasolini.

September 15, 2019, 11:49:34 PM
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Yeah, not good enough.
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Accattone - Pier Paolo Pasolini.

September 16, 2019, 05:01:11 AM
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He has got to do better like, no question. We might have imbalances and issues with the squad, but no way should we be meekly losing to Villa and Bournemouth away given the money we've spent and the fact that we have markedly better squads than both those clubs.
''In the words of the prophet, today you sell your ring, tomorrow your watch, next week your chain and in 77 days, you won't have eyes to cry with''

Accattone - Pier Paolo Pasolini.

September 22, 2019, 12:27:37 AM
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I'm just amazed from the run of results and performances at the end of last season that the team looks unrecogniseable from that. Ok, Gana covered a multitude of sins, and Zouma's form was a big help, but I'm surprised at how much we've regressed even given those changes to the team.

I'd be embarrassed if I was Gylfi. I know he runs around and covers a lot of ground and will always be up there for km run, but his lack of involvement with the ball and his inability to drop into spaces, or deeper is bizarre for a playmaker.
''In the words of the prophet, today you sell your ring, tomorrow your watch, next week your chain and in 77 days, you won't have eyes to cry with''

Accattone - Pier Paolo Pasolini.

September 22, 2019, 02:07:08 AM
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Regardless of the rights and wrongs of it, I don’t see him getting the bullet anytime soon, even if we lost the next two. Moshiri staked a lot on him and I suspect he’ll be quite stubborn about it, rather than acting quickly.

As it stands, the season isn’t a write off at all yet, but another month or two of these results and it will be.
''In the words of the prophet, today you sell your ring, tomorrow your watch, next week your chain and in 77 days, you won't have eyes to cry with''

Accattone - Pier Paolo Pasolini.