February Football Thread: Champions Elect


#1161

Tit


#1162

A small time man doing small time things. I can’t get enough.


#1163

Depor just gone one up in our biggest game of the season though, to calm my addled nerves


#1164

No shame in losing to a Howe masterclass tbh


#1165

It’s been a while since I saw City put a side that wasn’t Burton Albion to the sword like that. There’s been a sense they’ve been edging out the wins in rather grim fashion, too knacked by the schedule to do anything else. I genuinely thought Chelsea might get something today - shut City down brilliantly in the opposite fixture, plenty of time to prepare for this one. Didn’t expect them to basically give up after fifteen minutes.

Think it was a classic example of why it’s not as simple as ‘going after’ Guardiola’s City, as the pundits have it - you need an incredibly disciplined defensive half as well as a pressing game to beat them. Indeed, as Newcastle have shown the defensive half is actually far more important to wearing them down. And, well, Chelsea employ David Luiz.


#1166

I’d 6-0 be a deportivo fan tonight!


#1167

Imagine not liking Mike Dean


#1168

The pressing was truly bizarre today. We pressed well up the pitch but just dropped off as soon as city got into our half. Jorginho does absolutely nothing defensively, and Kante is too far forward to break up attacks near the box. And we changed nothing at half time.

Starting to really resent Jorginho now. I know he gets marked out of games, and that’s the manager’s fault, but when he does get space, it’s just ultra obvious and basic horizontal passing or a 40 yard attempt. All compounded by the fact that we don’t try and change things round to suit different teams or even to counter a fucking 4-0 scoreline at half time


#1169

Would be unbearable if Liverpool won the league, the fans would never shut up about it etc.


#1170

I don’t like what Chelsea have done to Kante.


#1171

This really gets on your goat doesn’t it :smiley:


#1172

I don’t like it either Matt. I don’t like it one bit


#1173

On the contrary, I’ve been really enjoying what having Liverpool at the top of the table has done to the internet for the last month or so. Absolute batshit insanity from all corners me included


#1174

Yeah yeah


#1175

Your teams crowning moment of glory, I know.


#1176

Rattled


#1177


#1178

image


#1179

Don’t you have a Depor loss to be watching?


#1180

We’re winning 1-0 ACTUALLY