The Race for the Title 2019/20

Marty

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Origi is underrated IMO, always seems to deliver for them when he's called upon and is as good a backup to Firmino as you're likely to get.

Fair enough Shaqiri isn't the standard of Mane/Salah but I think they could cope without one of them for a little while.
Origi is a good finisher but his close control isn't great and his decision making is too slow for him to be effective as anything other than a straight up number 9.

It was clear against Newcastle that Mane and Salah's levels drop a bit when Firmino isn't on the pitch, they have to work a lot harder to get scoring opportunities and are easier to snuff out of the game when the defences don't have Firmino to worry about.
 

yankspurs

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Stones out for 4-5 weeks. Guess it’s up to us to keep winning and put the pressure on those fucking bin dippers.
 

hughy

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Stones out for 4-5 weeks. Guess it’s up to us to keep winning and put the pressure on those fucking bin dippers.
Presumably Walker at CB and Cancelo at RB? They're going to concede a fair few goals in the next few weeks.
 

danielneeds

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Presumably Walker at CB and Cancelo at RB? They're going to concede a fair few goals in the next few weeks.
Or Fernandinho at CB. He’s filled in there before. Suggestions that Pep could move to three at the back too, but I doubt it. He loves his 433.
 

spids

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Presumably Walker at CB and Cancelo at RB? They're going to concede a fair few goals in the next few weeks.
If their opponents can get the ball of them and stop them scoring 3 or 4 at the other end! Write Man C off at your peril!
 

Shadydan

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They're a small team who are weak at corners and set pieces as it is, no Kompany, Laporte or Stones makes them even more vurnerable, that's where other teams can get at them.
 

spids

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They're a small team who are weak at corners and set pieces as it is, no Kompany, Laporte or Stones makes them even more vurnerable, that's where other teams can get at them.
They only concede two corners per game on average. Considering that the average team only converts corners into goals at 2.2%, they will only concede 1 goal per 50 games from corners. All said, how great was Llorente's goal from a corner up there last season!!! :)
 

Shadydan

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They only concede two corners per game on average. Considering that the average team only converts corners into goals at 2.2%, they will only concede 1 goal per 50 games from corners. All said, how great was Llorente's goal from a corner up there last season!!! :)
Or you can say a third of their goals they've conceded this season are from corners, at the current rate they'll concede around 15 goals from set pieces this season :p
 

JCRD

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I'm as optimistic as they come but change the damn curse of a title

Please

Thanks

Regards

JCRD
 

shelfboy68

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We can still have the thread but in brackets put excluding Tottenham that should cover it.
 
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dontcallme

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I know it’s an outrageous suggestion but if the thread annoys you, don’t post in here and let the thread slip away into oblivion
Yeah but I can just say the same negative bullshit in other threads.

Poch out, our players lack ability and the right attitude and the world is against us.

I'm surprised we're still a Prem side.
 

worcestersauce

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Keep the faith my brethren this relatively poor start will make our eventual title win all the more glorious.
 

Lighty64

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Some of us have only got another thirty years of life expectancy
fucking hope I don't have that long:cautious:

get 10pts from our next 4 and this thread will be back on track. don't believe the title was ever a possibility this season, and the title of the thread should have stayed the norm, "race for the top 4".
 
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