In the Saturday evening kick-off featuring two teams that begin the season in less-than-ideal circumstances, West Ham take on Newcastle.
On Sunday, West Brom's first game back in the Premier League sees them face Leicester while on Monday Sheffield United host Wolves and Brighton play highly-fancied Chelsea.
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1 Posted 12/09/2020 at 13:47:50
2 Posted 12/09/2020 at 14:03:23
See we're getting linked with that Todibo again, not impressed what I've seen up to now, also the Arias link has re-surfaced. Any more news on Tomori that I may have missed?
3 Posted 12/09/2020 at 14:27:10
4 Posted 12/09/2020 at 15:17:21
They gave Gabriel man of the match.
5 Posted 12/09/2020 at 15:35:39
6 Posted 12/09/2020 at 17:35:59
7 Posted 12/09/2020 at 17:43:13
BTW Brent youre nuts - pen all day long on that Mo strike.
8 Posted 12/09/2020 at 17:44:09
9 Posted 12/09/2020 at 17:45:00
10 Posted 12/09/2020 at 17:45:19
11 Posted 12/09/2020 at 17:45:53
12 Posted 12/09/2020 at 17:46:16
13 Posted 12/09/2020 at 17:46:18
14 Posted 12/09/2020 at 17:48:30
Brian - too funny. He totally autographed that ball. Chicken wing arm style.
15 Posted 12/09/2020 at 17:48:34
16 Posted 12/09/2020 at 17:50:03
17 Posted 12/09/2020 at 17:51:57
18 Posted 12/09/2020 at 17:52:19
19 Posted 12/09/2020 at 17:58:32
20 Posted 12/09/2020 at 18:00:32
21 Posted 12/09/2020 at 18:01:06
22 Posted 12/09/2020 at 18:03:00
23 Posted 12/09/2020 at 18:04:37
24 Posted 12/09/2020 at 18:04:56
25 Posted 12/09/2020 at 18:06:10
26 Posted 12/09/2020 at 18:08:14
27 Posted 12/09/2020 at 18:09:13
28 Posted 12/09/2020 at 18:13:29
29 Posted 12/09/2020 at 18:15:19
30 Posted 12/09/2020 at 18:17:57
31 Posted 12/09/2020 at 18:18:32
More man-buns, please. Cool as the other side of the pillow.
That half was a superb advert for football in general. Great, great half of football.
32 Posted 12/09/2020 at 18:22:58
33 Posted 12/09/2020 at 18:23:59
34 Posted 12/09/2020 at 18:27:55
35 Posted 12/09/2020 at 18:33:18
36 Posted 12/09/2020 at 18:33:24
37 Posted 12/09/2020 at 18:36:47
38 Posted 12/09/2020 at 18:37:48
Good joke about the Premier League admitting they got it wrong.
It was a penalty for the shite mate, that can never be wrong!
39 Posted 12/09/2020 at 18:37:49
If I man-bunned, Id wrap that thing around to cover the slight hair-hole on the back of my noggin! Beats a comb-over any day of the week. ;0)
40 Posted 12/09/2020 at 18:41:14
41 Posted 12/09/2020 at 18:45:41
I'm supremely impressed with this Leeds side. It kind of bothers me how impressed I am, because we're going to get so much fawning over this team from the press it's going to be sickening.
But they play a great style of football in my opinion.
42 Posted 12/09/2020 at 18:45:57
43 Posted 12/09/2020 at 18:46:50
44 Posted 12/09/2020 at 18:47:33
45 Posted 12/09/2020 at 18:50:51
46 Posted 12/09/2020 at 18:54:01
47 Posted 12/09/2020 at 18:54:42
48 Posted 12/09/2020 at 18:54:42
49 Posted 12/09/2020 at 18:54:55
50 Posted 12/09/2020 at 18:55:10
51 Posted 12/09/2020 at 18:59:49
52 Posted 12/09/2020 at 19:00:37
53 Posted 12/09/2020 at 19:02:34
Can we play that way. Not until we get a quick centre back. Its an absolute imperative. We have the forward players, got and get a quick centre back, not the ‘best centre back please!!!
54 Posted 12/09/2020 at 19:04:00
Surely Liverpool winning their opening games until transfer window closes is a good thing (I already hate myself), because the Fenway Group might think they won't need to invest in players to improve the squad. If they lose a few games then the Fenway Group would surely have to buy players and improve the squad which could make them more competitive. I'm sorry again everyone for my disgusting theory.
55 Posted 12/09/2020 at 19:06:31
No. They just need to lose. John Henry & Co. will eventually invest, no matter. Just lose. Don't over-think it brother.
Sir John -
If getting in a speedy CB allows us to play this style of footy, I'm all for it.
56 Posted 12/09/2020 at 19:06:51
57 Posted 12/09/2020 at 19:12:26
I know that ownership group like I know family members.
Believe me you just want them to lose. They will "improve" while coasting in first place.
Lose. You gotta trust me on this one.
58 Posted 12/09/2020 at 19:13:15
59 Posted 12/09/2020 at 19:14:53
60 Posted 12/09/2020 at 19:15:48
61 Posted 12/09/2020 at 19:16:02
62 Posted 12/09/2020 at 19:16:53
63 Posted 12/09/2020 at 19:17:00
64 Posted 12/09/2020 at 19:18:04
65 Posted 12/09/2020 at 19:23:04
67 Posted 12/09/2020 at 19:31:28
68 Posted 12/09/2020 at 19:31:57
Michael Oliver puts Liverpool on 3 points.
69 Posted 12/09/2020 at 19:33:24
70 Posted 12/09/2020 at 19:33:45
I honestly thought that Fabinho, sees the Leeds player coming, the player did very well to slow himself enough to stop contact, but Fabinho, is clever and buys the pen even though hes actually made the foul?
71 Posted 12/09/2020 at 19:35:41
I hope Bielsa says something.
COYBs tomorrow WE CAN DO IT ! JUST BELIEVE FFS !!!
72 Posted 12/09/2020 at 19:36:42
No blood, no pen, I say.
73 Posted 12/09/2020 at 19:37:33
74 Posted 12/09/2020 at 19:38:23
75 Posted 12/09/2020 at 19:41:26
The first one was the one that was wrong. It comes off his thigh on to his hand. I actually missed it and didn't know what Carragher was talking about. Guess VAR and Oliver did too. Sorry, I forgot they were conspiring to make sure Liverpool win the league.
76 Posted 12/09/2020 at 20:01:40
77 Posted 12/09/2020 at 20:20:37
78 Posted 12/09/2020 at 20:26:40
Hopefully, Carlo will teach DCL and Richarlison how to dive properly and Everton might be awarded a greater number of spot-kicks as they haven't done very well at it in recent seasons. Almost every time the other lot play there is a helping hand from some direction or other and it is becoming sickening.
79 Posted 12/09/2020 at 20:31:06
80 Posted 12/09/2020 at 20:33:17
Maybe I need glasses, but I thought Fabinho “put his knee” into the Leeds defender because he was expecting to, but hadnt been hit, and it was actually a foul the other way?
Ive been saying it for years, but if they brought back the indirect free-kick rule inside the box, players might not be so quick to go down, and this might help to eradicate a bit of the cheating, “But” its a television sport,(especially at the minute) and controversial decisions get people talking.
81 Posted 12/09/2020 at 20:41:27
82 Posted 12/09/2020 at 20:43:06
83 Posted 12/09/2020 at 20:49:37
84 Posted 12/09/2020 at 20:52:32
Remember when they were going to "Get tough" on this - Niasse being the first victim, then ONE other player in the Prem. since, I think.
No genuine motivation to do anything.
85 Posted 12/09/2020 at 21:27:05
The only thing we can ask is that the refs stay truly consistent, and that alongside the diving is my biggest gripe, because Im certain on another day Michael Oliver might not always give that decision?
86 Posted 12/09/2020 at 22:09:13
I don't know the answer, and I could type pages. I know that I've seen many penalties engineered in various ways, and multiple examples of blatant diving in recent seasons, we all have; and yet it will continue. Nothing gets done.
Anyway, let's see when we get our first penalty!
87 Posted 12/09/2020 at 22:17:05
88 Posted 12/09/2020 at 22:46:36
89 Posted 12/09/2020 at 00:02:40
90 Posted 13/09/2020 at 00:41:29
91 Posted 13/09/2020 at 01:37:18
More significantly by far, newly promoted Leeds, with a team comprising players I've largely never heard of, three times equalised away against the Premier League champions.
We haven't come close to matching such enterprise for decades. Maybe Kenwright's coaches need to examine themselves as to why.
92 Posted 13/09/2020 at 08:00:45
93 Posted 13/09/2020 at 08:56:39
94 Posted 13/09/2020 at 08:57:45
The answer I think is that we'd be lucky to get any. For me, this does not demonstrate any inconsistency by refs and VAR, rather a clear consistency resulting in decisions given in favour of the rs and their ilk.
Until this bias in favour of certain teams is addressed (I'm sure we're in for a long wait!) we'll never have a level playing field.
95 Posted 13/09/2020 at 09:32:39
Wow! Mike, at #89, anticipating what Jack at #92 was going to say!!
Mike, what's the result from today's game at Spurs. I've got a few quid I can put on it.
96 Posted 13/09/2020 at 09:44:50
Leeds enjoyed 52% possession, no wonder Bielsa was fuming at the end.
97 Posted 13/09/2020 at 09:52:54
98 Posted 13/09/2020 at 12:23:50
Had Oliver sold his soul to the horned one he had the perfect opportunity before the penalty where he disallowed a Van Dijk header for a fairly innocuous bit of contact between the young lad that scored against us in the Cup and a Leeds fella.
Funny that wasn't mentioned on the thread. Let's move on to things concerning the Blues.
99 Posted 13/09/2020 at 13:25:57
Its a pen in the modern game, a game with very little sportsmanship, but plenty of brinkmanship, in a sport that always reflects the sign of the times, imo!
100 Posted 13/09/2020 at 14:04:04
West Brom have on their seat covers:
The Lord is my Shepherd.
I've never seen overtly religious quotes or adverts in England? Why is that there? Anyone know? Curious.
101 Posted 13/09/2020 at 14:09:54
102 Posted 13/09/2020 at 14:16:37
103 Posted 13/09/2020 at 14:21:21
104 Posted 13/09/2020 at 14:40:50
I predict you're going to send me a big chunk of money to invest for you.
105 Posted 13/09/2020 at 14:47:15
106 Posted 13/09/2020 at 14:49:47
107 Posted 13/09/2020 at 14:57:13
It's going to be another season of cock-ups by the officials so we have to get used to it.
108 Posted 13/09/2020 at 15:04:43
109 Posted 13/09/2020 at 15:05:56
110 Posted 13/09/2020 at 15:06:39
111 Posted 13/09/2020 at 15:10:32
You would have heard it dozens of time.
But I never saw you in church when they were teaching the lyrics so you probably wouldnt recognise it.
They actually stick to the words of the Hymn
112 Posted 13/09/2020 at 15:12:37
113 Posted 13/09/2020 at 15:13:44
114 Posted 13/09/2020 at 15:14:50
115 Posted 13/09/2020 at 15:33:39
116 Posted 13/09/2020 at 15:34:36
117 Posted 14/09/2020 at 11:49:04
118 Posted 16/09/2020 at 18:03:34
I think that's very, very cool.
Now my point:
Gareth Bale is rumored to possibly go to Spurs. I'm not being funny here: Do they need to pay back the CV19 loan they poached from the government and taxpayers before dropping 30 to 50 million in the transfer market???
Levy is pond scum. I hope they nose-dive down the table. Lamentable.
119 Posted 16/09/2020 at 18:20:05
120 Posted 16/09/2020 at 18:24:30
121 Posted 16/09/2020 at 18:35:28
122 Posted 16/09/2020 at 18:42:52
123 Posted 16/09/2020 at 19:20:07
124 Posted 16/09/2020 at 19:44:47
I think Stubbs was manager. I just looked it up, and Stubbs was right at the beginning of my Blue life, so I'm 99% sure it was him.
Amazing video of that Cup Championship for Hibs. Brilliant. TY Ray.
Tony - some day.
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