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  1. Just finished Blackbird, really really enjoyed it.  I've not really made the most of my 5 months free, with only that and Ted Lasso watched.  What one series would you suggest to watch in the next couple of weeks?

  2. 1 hour ago, Gabe said:

    Oh yeah, they are the dominant team, no question. But the comparison was more over longer periods (and more titles), so was looking at the bigger picture. In the here and now, Pep is obviously king. 

    Pep stays and I think City will dominate for another 5 years.  He goes any time soon and I can see it being a couple of seasons of it could be anyone's and then Newcastle start spending big and take over for a bit.

  3. 39 minutes ago, Gabe said:

    It's interesting when you look at the actual data compared to how things 'feel' and Man City are currently running at 50% of title wins (taking from the start of their arrival with big money - 2011/12 to now). Liverpool (70s & 80s) and Man Utd (92/92 to 12/13) both run at ~61% (11 titles in 18 seasons for Liverpool, 13 in 21 for Man Utd), so Man City aren't as dominant as you might think. Obviously if you just look at the Pep era that only jumps to 57% (4 in 7) and it is of course a smaller sample size.

    If the Pep era is 57% currently, 4% off the most dominant teams English football have ever seen, I'd personally say that is very dominant indeed (taking in account he is still in charge). Manchester Utd winning era felt like it would never end, just hope that isn't the same for Man City.  

  4. 4 hours ago, BongoInferno said:

    Good article here suggesting the problems on the pitch are being compounded by issues off it: 



    That's an interesting article.  I didn't know a whole lot about the back room staff being so decimated and that definitely will have an effect on how the squad is prioritised.  Definitely writing at the moment, just hope some key performers can get back in the team and we can go on a bit of a run. Getting rid of klopp would be a very stupid move indeed.

  5. 2 minutes ago, feltmonkey said:


    It's weird isn't it?  He sort of sounds upset.  It's the tone of someone commentating on Iceland scoring their fifth against England.

    I guess he just hates his job but doesn't want to give up the money.

  6. 3 minutes ago, glb said:

    Just hope Martin Tyler is absolutely nowhere near it; he sounds more like he’s commentating on paint dry than football these days.

    That's him on the Rashford goal posted on the last page, isn't it?  A cracking goal and he still somehow sounded bored.

  7. 14 minutes ago, bradigor said:

    What is Shearer's obsession with who and why Klopp claps a player?

    I take it everyone was busy tonight and they wanted Ince in the box so told Shearer go bore everyone out in the cold.

  8. Refs never set the bar properly in Derby games, there is some odd idea that you should be allowed to put leg breakers in on the opposition if they are rivals.

    So often it ends with some really stupid decisions in the second half from refs.

  9. 16 hours ago, Gabe said:

    The main reason I don't really care about football so much these days is because the rest of my life went to crap last year and suddenly it just didn't matter anymore. That said, I do still love to talk about it even if I don't watch the games now (and so my observations are often probably even more inaccurate than usual ;)). I find it a shame that talk in this thread has died down quite a bit this season.

    Sorry to hear this.  When my life went to shit just over 2 years ago, it was rllmuk, this thread and football that was a great distraction for me, something that couldn't be associated with the crap that was happening.

    Obviously I don't know your circumstances but just hope things are starting to get better for you, we rarely see eye to eye on football matters but a fellow red suffering is not what any of us want.

  10. 6 hours ago, ryodi said:

    Liverpool have been on the wrong side of this kind of decision already this season. In the Arsenal game Saka looked offside for Arsenal's first goal but VAR was unable to check it so the on field decision stood, in that case the goal was stood.





    But you know LiVARpool and all that. 

    Also, the linesman ruled it (wolves goal) offside. Surely you have to go with the officials verdict if there is no clear footage.  It would be much worse if they overuled the decision of the ref/linesman with no VAR verdict possible.

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