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  1. Transfers & Rumors: Deadline Drama!

    When Man City pulls out of a deal because it's too expensive you really know it's completely ****ed up. Playerwise Sanchez for Miki makes sense for all involved imo. No need to get Auba.
  2. 2017/18 EPL Thread

    State of Stoke right now, absolutely no direction. Right now Lambert probably isn't even the worst hire when you wabt to avoid relegation but after that the whole club needs to be completely restructured.
  3. Other Leagues Thread- Ligue 1, Championship, Portugal, etc

    Got suspended for now, most certainly won't be a ref ever again. Incredible scene.
  4. Around the NFL

    I'm pretty sure Bortles will be Bortles in NE and will basically beat himself so I don't see a problem for the Pats there. Even though the thought of Blake Bortles beating the Pats in NE is awesome. Yeah Vikings should beat the Eagles but then...there is just no way the Patriots are not favourites in a SB. Hopefully it gets a bit more interesting in the AFC when both McDaniels and Patricia are gone.
  5. Around the NFL

    Looked pretty good against the Panthers but yeah, been a rough first half for him, to say the least. Vikings probably the biggest challenger for the Pats.
  6. GWT: Week 19 Jags @ Steelers

    Goodness me, the Jags make even McDonald look good.
  7. Transfers & Rumors: Deadline Drama!

    As far is I'm aware, the wage bill cap is mostly about a limit of increasing the wage bill from season to season, but it can still be higher if other incomes increase, commercial sales(like the new TV deal) and others...I can't see LFC having a big problem(not like it's not there, but imo it's not the biggest problem and certainly not a reason to sell your best player) with that, have you got any numbers?
  8. Transfers & Rumors: Deadline Drama!

    Having one of the lowest net spends in the league, we really don't need to sell to buy. Klopp likes certain players and if he can't get them now, he'll wait, that's happened with VvD and Keita now and probably will with Lemar and Pulisic. Almost sure now we'd have sold Coutinho in the summer already if Lallana would have been fit. That's probably why we gave Arsenal quite a big amount of cash for Oxlade-Chamberlain late August, to have him in early. Still stupid to sell your best player midseason.
  9. Transfers & Rumors: Deadline Drama!

    I also don't see why Monaco should let Lemar go at this stage in a WC year. Besides, I'm not really convinced by him or any other option right now either. It's just not good to sell your best player midseason. We've just had a very good period of games and now this pulls us down again. If we miss out on the Top 4 now the backlash will be huge.
  10. Week 18: Titans vs. Chiefs

    Well, we know what's good Titans are bad. No wine in world can make this game good to watch. Hurry up!
  11. 2017/18 EPL Thread

    Especially if Oxlade-Chamberlain continues to put in absolutely brilliant crosses.
  12. Transfers & Rumors: Deadline Drama!

    Not understandable.
  13. Transfers & Rumors: Deadline Drama!

    Don't think there is a big difference between Chelsea, ManUtd, Spurs and Liverpool right now which is perfectly reflected in the league table. Only Arsenal fall off a bit imo. If it wasn't for Pep and City having absolutely awesome players in almost every position this would be one heck of a season. But the way it is it's hard to predict how 2-6 look at the end of the season. Liverpool for instance are only 3 points worse than in 08/09 which was arguably our best PL season. Our problems are well documented and VvD won't turn everything around but he's a vast improvement on current personnel. After the GK the thing we really need to get right is our midfield, which has been our worst part of team for large parts of the season. With Coutinho and Can most likely to leave and Henderson being quite injury prone and never seeming to get back to form because of his heel problem, this leaves us with only the also quite injury prone Lallana and the 'Ghost' Wijnaldum. Will be interesting to see how we tackle this, a chance for big improvement...or more of the same again. Coutinho is not replaceable, but everyone else pretty much is. Keita coming in is great obviously and Oxlade-Chamberlain has looked really good on the right of that 3 man midfield, but we definitely need more quality there. Players who are composed on the ball and not loose their heads in close games(unlike Can f.i.). We'll see what happens. Again, I don't see a clear number 2 right now and I'm not sure there will be one at the end of the season. Everything is set to be a pretty close finish, that's why it's also absolutely vital that we keep Coutinho until the end of the season. No doubt he wants to leave for Barca sooner rather than later, but a move now doesn't make a lot of sense for anyone and he's shown that this situations don't influence his performances on the pitch.
  14. 2018 Draft Thread I

    What do you guys think of Iowa's Josh Jackson? Seems to be widely rated as the second CB after Fitzpatrick and might be available at our spot. Not sure we should draft a corner that high, just want to keep the options open. And since Draftbreakdown will be down soon, where do you get all the tape now?
  15. Transfers & Rumors: Deadline Drama!

    That's not true though. Still need to sign someone to replace Henderson(and Can) at the deepest midfield role, but I'd certainly not classify Keita as an attacking midfielder. He's so damn complete.