TheRedDevil'sAdvocate's latest activity

  • But this is the crux of the problem, isn't it? Each one of them brings a different quality to the table and has his own weaknesses too. It could easily have been a damned if you do and damned if you don't situation. In their criticism, most...
  • Of course, i'm not suggesting that there is no progress. It's just that both extremes often use stats in an attempt to turn indications or clues into bulletproof evidence. We obviously have become a better side since the beginning of last season...
  • If we have outperformed them, why have they won 14 more points (we have a game in hand) in the PL since January 1st?
  • They didn't, true enough. But we didn't match their form in the league either. The gap between us and Liverpool was increased by 9 points since January 1st. On Matchday 20 Liverpool were on 55 points and United on 31. At the end of the season...
  • This. I've lost count of the soft ones they have been awarded over the last few years. There are games where you feel that the defenders aren't even allowed, not to touch, but even to come close to Mane and Salah.
  • It's an analogy that's often used in my country but, apparently, this is not the case on the island. Perhaps i should have thought of that before pressing the post button, i concede that. The reasons i was blunt were these: Firstly, there are...
  • I'm optimistic. They like to have the ball and they often take risks with it. It suits our favourite game-plan and our hard-working/highly energized midfield of McT and Fred (kind of) picks itself. We'll have our chances to win this one.
  • Agreed. I get his point but, at the same time, he becomes very annoying. If i'm not mistaken the big clubs needed three more votes (14) to pass the motion for the 5 subs but the smaller ones stood firm against it. So, whenever he moans about...
  • Imagine if he wasn't top of the table too... God, i miss the times when he hadn't turned Liverpool into a juggernaut and he was complaining about the English weather. Now, that was a meltdown.
  • It really is. I'm not talking about the difficulty of the decision for the naked eye but the letter of the law. If any part with which a goal can be scored is behind the last defender, the player is offside. It's not like a penalty decision where...
  • They have said that they have the technology to make the right call even with the finest of margins. The last time Klopp was complaining about it in the Everton game, there were people (at least in my part of the world, Liverpool supporters too)...
  • The point is that whether it's marginal or not, getting an offside decision wrong (especially now that we have the technology to double-check it) is a clear and obvious error by the officials in the sense that it can alter the whole course of the...
  • The two offsides showcase in a perfect way why VAR is useful. The second one wasn't even marginal, there was clear daylight between Mane and the last defender. But let's go one more time because some people have difficulties in grasping the gist...
  • It certainly makes the constant moaning after every so-and-so or meh performance seem rather peevish and obstinate. There's good discussion to be held about what we do well and what not as a team, about what the manager has done well and what not...
  • Ferguson was one of the first managers to experiment with wrong-sided wingers on the island. The great man was way ahead of his time as far as English football is concerned. You would see plenty of that when both Sharpe and Giggs were at the top...