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  1. It finishes by us so we’ll probably take a wander down for a look (neither of us support Liverpool). Town was fairly quiet when we went for breakfast this morning although there was one family who had got their spot by the Albert Dock. It looks a lot more organised on the Strand than it did last time, loads more fireworks etc are planned. I did hear that the Liver Building refused to grant permission for any fireworks from their building though. 

  2. 21 hours ago, Naysonymous said:

    I really like that.  The Coventry one feels like a missed opportunity, just like the Manchester City shirt it feels like a good design spoiled by clutter which needed to be added at the end for branding/sponsorship reasons.  

    I think the same about the Cov shirt.  Especially if you compare it to the original seventies one. 

  3. Another photo showing the inspiration for the pattern on the sleeve and the stripes and the inspiration for the kit as a whole for some context. 





  4. Top quality footage as ever from iFollow. From the angle we saw it from(from behind the goal) it looked like he cleanly got to the ball first with a block tackle. It didn’t even look like a free kick. If you look closely it’s the arms of the Tranmere player as he slips that touches the Carlisle player. 

  5. 9 hours ago, neoELITE said:

    Cambridge 2 Plymouth Argyle 0

    I paid £10 to stream it. I wish I hadn't. It was awful. I can see why Cambridge don't lose much on their home pitch. It's really narrow and bobbly. We couldn't play our normal game on a surface like that and the time wasting was incredibly frustrating. Cambridge put eleven behind the ball for 90 minutes and scored against the run of play. Probably the worst game I've watched in a long time. 


    I went to the Cambridge v Accrington game at the weekend. Sounds very similar to yesterday. 

  6. It’s a slight oversimplification to say that everyone played the same way. For example, Liverpool in the eighties played  a different style of football to teams like Wimbledon. 

    That’s what I mean about the coaching though, the coaching is so structured and rigid that when something else is called for they can’t come up with anything. This rigidity brings advantages but also has drawbacks. 

    I’m pretty certain that goal could have been scored thirty years ago as well. If you go back and watch old games some of it, mainly the tackles, will be shocking but there were also some highly talented players and great teams. 

  7. 12 minutes ago, Ork1927 said:

    I think our game in Cardiff against Coventry is the first to be called off for Covid in England for Boxing Day!

    I’ve just seen this. If our game against Milwall on the 29th goes ahead it will be our first game since the 11th. I don’t think we’ve currently got a covid outbreak in the squad. 

    I think that we should start referring to this fixture as the CCFC derby. 

  8. 13 minutes ago, Gabe said:

    Isn't that more a case that players can't adapt to it, rather than coaches? Have players become much more specialised in their roles now than was ever the case before? Everybody knows, for example, that Man Utd need a proper defensive midfielder.


    If players were more adaptable you could train an existing player into that role, no? But the fact they haven't fixed that problem for a number of years suggests, to me, that changing a players style just isn't a thing so much now.


    James Milner is a relic in that respect in that he can play multiple roles, but nowhere near as handily as those dedicated players - and he's not a bad player by any means, but the game has moved on. 

    Maybe, I hadn’t considered that. Maybe it’s a combination of both. 

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