That's what I was thinking.
Scooby, if our players are as passionate as you we should do.Scoobychief wrote: ↑Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:42 pm i appologise for my earlier comment guys i am so angry with this result i had us losing 4-0 but we performed way above my expectation, and i dont think we deserved to have lost his game in the end i feel like swearing, but so angry. i just hope we wallop fulham and get our first 3 points
Keep her lit.
Struijk and Koch probably only said hello for the first time a few days ago, a real baptism of fire for both and at the end of the day set pieces are our weakness and we all knew that.
We scored 3 against the league champions and they needed 2 pens to get the win, one of which was very questionable.
Yes we looked a bit open at times but Liverpool will have easier games 99% of the time.
Proud tonight, we played to win, we showed no fear against Liverpool and we will get better as the season goes on.
For sure, and I must admit, I feel a bit more reassured with Paddy up front till then.andrewjohnsmith wrote: ↑Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:05 pm I think it just comes down to the system, creating movement and space. That was the difference between Bamford and why Rodrigo barely got a touch. Don't get me wrong, Rodrigo is class and will have a great role to play. But I think he's a a few games away from taking Bamford's spot
Koch grew into the game if Coop is out for a while he's going to find it hard to displace the excellent Struijk
Now maybe players will look at that performance and want to come to ER now, maybe they were wondering if we'd survive until now.
I've come to expect us to win every game under Bielsa, and that hasn't changed with promotion.
To think that we lined out with two new very young CB’s and an U21 keeper and still were within 7 minutes of a serious result is a credit to all involved in this team.
I thought Ayling was outstanding from the off. He held us together when our heads slipped early on and he still won frees from his falling over routine! Struijk is going to be something special. He really grew into it, and would have had that ball covered for the last penalty. There is a reason why the best of young talent all over Europe are joining Leeds United.
As an aside, I could stand to be corrected in this, but I think that the first free kick for a personal foul was in the 31st minute. It says a lot about the spirit of the game. We have won a serious level of support from neutral football fans off the back of this game. Well done to all involved - now drive on and start collecting the points we deserve!
Ya and he’ll only get better and better, so much thrown at him today and he stood up, has a presence in the box too, which should help at set pieces
Indeed, two quality attacking teams, two heavyweight brawlers exchanging blows for 90 mins. No quarter asked, none given. A completely different experience to the last 16 years.
Loved Klopp's reaction to Klich's goal ("Wow...").
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Sadly we’re going to have to get used to decisions going against us like they did today. The ref could and should have looked at VAR for the first goal (penalty). We won’t be alone, if you’re playing one of the so called big six they’ll always go against you.
We only conceded from dead ball situations today, sadly it’s still a weakness and I expect other teams to try and exploit that further.
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Maybe not as convinced by some of our players as some are but overall we sent out a message to the rest of the league that we are back. It won't be the only proud defeat this season but if we can replicate that level of commitment over the next 5 months survival will be not a worry.
On Sky Souness was asking about the size of our squad because he didn't believe we could keep up that intensity all season. Only for the camera to catch Jimmy Floyd to grin knowingly...
That said two signings needed Imo.
CB to rotate and someone to replace Roberts who I don't feel will cut it at this level. Or Rodrigo No2 who would be handy.
As I write Fulham succumb without a wimper to Arsenal on the Beeb. What a contrast..
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I think it's different in some ways, the pace today was a step up, as it was in the second half against Arsenal back in January. That said, we won't be playing teams like that every week and the schedule is much less strenuous. Injures, as with the season before last, could be an issue. Cooper out today and we are struggling, lose Klich or Phillips for any period of time and we're in trouble.