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December 27, 2018, 01:38:02 AM
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Hilarious reading the pre-match thread and almost universal condemnation of the 3 at the back.

We’re all fucking clueless aren’t we?
Great to see it sorted out though, bodes well.
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December 27, 2018, 02:03:35 AM
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Hilarious reading the pre-match thread and almost universal condemnation of the 3 at the back.

We’re all fucking clueless aren’t we?

We were still breached a number of times, though, despite having three CB’s.

Keane and Mina were both caught napping on a few occasions.
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December 27, 2018, 02:08:44 AM
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We were still breached a number of times, though, despite having three CB’s.

Keane and Mina were both caught napping on a few occasions.

Liked .....although I've never seen a game were anybody stops the other team getting through a few times .
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December 27, 2018, 02:17:30 AM
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Liked .....although I've never seen a game were anybody stops the other team getting through a few times .

True.

We looked like two different teams in attack and defence at times, though, which was odd because of the extra man we had at the back.
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December 27, 2018, 03:22:35 AM
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We are going to always concede chances. Its how the team deal with those chances and how they are defended. It's how many saves, blocks, tackles and clearances that are made thats important, especially away from home.

December 27, 2018, 04:03:03 AM
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Reckon we should just jib off Goodison this season.


December 27, 2018, 05:34:13 AM
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I must admit that I’ve been one of Bernard’s critics this season but he showed up today just like he did at Leicester, I’m hoping we see more of these types of performances from him in the second half of the season, well played Bernard lad
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December 27, 2018, 05:38:57 AM
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I must admit that I’ve been one of Bernard’s critics this season but he showed up today just like he did at Leicester, I’m hoping we see more of these types of performances from him in the second half of the season, well played Bernard lad

Yeah, he was great.

So intelligent, especially when he turns, and lets the ball run.

He looked dangerous whenever he roamed inside.
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December 27, 2018, 09:20:22 AM
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The lads have just gone and got a 5-1 away from home

Massive that
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December 28, 2018, 08:34:06 PM
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Sounds like Brandsy has got the chequebook firmly shut this Jan. avoids mistakes I suppose, sometimes the smartest thing you can do is nothing!

I do worry about getting 7th tho tbh. Leicester with two huge results back to back, West Ham have had their best ever points from a prem month despite losing almost all their good players, and wolves and Watford continue to look decent!

Assuming no further investment, how confident do we feel?
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December 28, 2018, 09:03:05 PM
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First team to lose by 4 goals at home then win by 4 goals in consecutive games

December 28, 2018, 09:26:20 PM
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Sounds like Brandsy has got the chequebook firmly shut this Jan. avoids mistakes I suppose, sometimes the smartest thing you can do is nothing!

I do worry about getting 7th tho tbh. Leicester with two huge results back to back, West Ham have had their best ever points from a prem month despite losing almost all their good players, and wolves and Watford continue to look decent!

Assuming no further investment, how confident do we feel?

It should be close. I see West Ham and Watford as our closest competitors for 7th because they have the best management situations. Leicester definitely belong in the conversation but I worry less about them because their form has been erratic for awhile and Puel's position doesn't feel secure. Bournemouth are too weak defensively and I'm not bothered by Wolves at all.

I think doing nothing in January is sensible. Silva could be getting more out of this group of players, by reconfiguring the midfield and being a little more disciplined at times. He needs to do more with what he has before he gets to ask for reinforcements.

December 28, 2018, 09:33:02 PM
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It should be close. I see West Ham and Watford as our closest competitors for 7th because they have the best management situations. Leicester definitely belong in the conversation but I worry less about them because their form has been erratic for awhile and Puel's position doesn't feel secure. Bournemouth are too weak defensively and I'm not bothered by Wolves at all.

I think doing nothing in January is sensible. Silva could be getting more out of this group of players, by reconfiguring the midfield and being a little more disciplined at times. He needs to do more with what he has before he gets to ask for reinforcements.

Worry about West Ham but hopefully Anderson throws a wobbler soon. He looks a real talent, hopefully he lashes the towel in or they will continue to rise.

Leicester closest to us stylistically and squad quality?

They have Vardy the much better striker, we have Richarlison the much better wife forward etc.

Both play sssssemi posession based but retreat to hit it and quit it counter attack stuff when the heat is on.
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December 28, 2018, 10:29:43 PM
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Sounds like Brandsy has got the chequebook firmly shut this Jan. avoids mistakes I suppose, sometimes the smartest thing you can do is nothing!

I do worry about getting 7th tho tbh. Leicester with two huge results back to back, West Ham have had their best ever points from a prem month despite losing almost all their good players, and wolves and Watford continue to look decent!

Assuming no further investment, how confident do we feel?

Is that Leicester who wanted to sack Puel a week ago? Nah, not remotely worried about them. City and Chelsea were both pretty poor against them. A normal City and Chelsea batter them. Same with West Ham. They've had some lovely fixtures recently. Wolves and Watford won't even enter the conversation imo.
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December 28, 2018, 10:44:14 PM
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Is that Leicester who wanted to sack Puel a week ago? Nah, not remotely worried about them. City and Chelsea were both pretty poor against them. A normal City and Chelsea batter them. Same with West Ham. They've had some lovely fixtures recently. Wolves and Watford won't even enter the conversation imo.

Man you are so confident.

Yeah they’ve never really fell for puel, he’s doing marginally better than he did at Southampton but still lots of room for improvement.

We need to make the most out of our own lovely fixtures imo. So many missed opportunities as usual and we’re currently on pace for about 9th.

Our fixture list has got to be FAIRLY promising compared to the others, and I fancy us to improve the further we get into the year and silva gets more used to the side etc.

Our performances and results have us about where we deserve to be though, we will have to improve to finish 7th no doubt about it.
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