Recent content by OrcaFat

  1. Donny van de Beek | 2020/21 Performances

    He was pretty feeble and ineffective today. Just as I was thinking he’d been totally useless, he did some decent covering around our D and I felt guilty. Needs lots of games to grow into this league and this team. Not sure how soon he will get the game time but if Pogba goes, I guess we’ll...
  2. Post match vs Liverpool

    Great win but I did find it stressful at 2-2 when we had them closing us down and pressing us in our own box. Thought we would give them another. They must have been gutted to lose after all that tearing about. Ha, funny. Only real downside is Salah coming back into form but hopefully the...
  3. The Resurgence Of Shaw

    He was always capable of good performances and had a good season in 2019. He always looked like a player with a very high ceiling but, through injury and patchy form at times, there was doubt about him reaching his potential. Recently he has added consistency and has stayed mainly fit...
  4. The “Ole In” Brigade

    There are definitely some who would react to a title win with “imagine how many points we would have won it by if we had a decent manager”
  5. The “Ole In” Brigade

    It’s pretty difficult not to feel vindicated for backing Ole and calling out the nonsense that was being posted about him not that long ago. Some posters really shouldn’t be trying to defend their baseless twaddle and downright malicious lie-spreading. If you read this and think I must be...
  6. Most dislikeable players in the PL

    What a cool thread.
  7. Most dislikeable players in the PL

    Vardy is at the top of my list, goes back years. Recently, for some reason, all the Leicester players get my back up. After that, I feel generally mean and uncharitable towards all the Liv players. Which is just good common sense, of course, but the current crop are a bit nondescript so none of...
  8. How far off is this squad from a title challenge?

    I think the Glazers purposely avoid all possible sources of good ideas so they can maintain deniability.
  9. Luke Shaw | 2020/21 Performances

    Starting to look like the player he always promised to be. And he’s staying fit for longer these days. Just one more step up and he will be top class. I hope he starts doing those long runs he used to do where he would get the ball in the left back position and basically run 70 yards straight...
  10. Anthony Martial | 2020/21 Performances

    Yes, no understanding between them, so many passes without the right run. But on a general note, I don’t think Martial was that bad. He does a good job holding the ball and is strong, even if other parts of his game are off at the moment. He is probs best as a 9 and, if that’s right, should...
  11. Post match vs Fulham

    Despite a few ragged spells I thought we played well against a determined, in-form opponent. Perfectly acceptable. And, to me, very entertaining. Stressful last ten but what’s new?
  12. Donny van de Beek | 2020/21 Performances

    He looks promising and could develop into a very good player. Not sure if he will be good enough to hold down a first team place for several seasons, it’s too early to say. He needs a decent run of games in a similar position. I think he would shine as one of two or three in front of a single...
  13. Ravel Morrison | Free agent again

    I wouldn’t rather see him here at all. I wouldn’t even say he is (or ever has been, as first teamer) any good at all, because I don’t know. I didn’t see him play, except for the odd clip, after he left us. I don’t know why he has never settled anywhere but keeps getting contracts. I don’t know...
  14. Ravel Morrison | Free agent again

    Thanks for posting that. I do remember seeing it now. But he barely played for West Ham in three years. His career history and appearance record suggest he is actually rubbish (despite having a truckload of ability). Ability was not the issue but the rest of his attributes did not develop...
  15. Ravel Morrison | Free agent again

    Sure, I feel bad using James for comparison. Youth Ravel was awesome, for a youth player. What I’m trying to gauge is whether he ever reached a level that would get him into our senior squad as it is today.