Recent content by TheRedDevil'sAdvocate

  1. Klopp post-match meltdown

    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.
  2. Refs & VAR 2020/2021 Discussion

    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 some people who argue that, since it's very close...
  3. Southampton vs Manchester United

    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.
  4. Klopp post-match meltdown

    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 it, in the manner that he does, it feels like he...
  5. Klopp post-match meltdown

    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.
  6. Refs & VAR 2020/2021 Discussion

    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 you can argue whether the contact has caused the...
  7. Refs & VAR 2020/2021 Discussion

    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) who explained why VAR made the right call even...
  8. Refs & VAR 2020/2021 Discussion

    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 game. That's why they're being checked in the...
  9. Refs & VAR 2020/2021 Discussion

    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 of it: Being offside is like being pregnant...
  10. Would you sack or keep Ole? (Poll reopened)

    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 but, unfortunately, it all gets lost in the noise...
  11. How to Fix Our Heavy Left Wing

    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 of their game. A couple of years later, Beckham...
  12. How to Fix Our Heavy Left Wing

    The opening sentence wasn't directed at you but to all the people who seem to believe that we're constantly one or two players away from solving all our problems. If the tone come out a bit aggressively, you have my apologies. We overload the left with a diamond-shape formation and with...
  13. How to Fix Our Heavy Left Wing

    Why must we presume that it's a problem that needs solving by doing a complete U-turn in tactics? We're not doing anything uncommon either. It's natural to overload one side of the pitch. Firstly, we're a side that struggles to generate pockets of space with off the ball movement and...
  14. GOAT Player and Manager combined

    No, i don't think he is overrated, if you have watched him play throughout his career. It may look this way nowadays because of the out-of-this-world numbers both Ronaldo and Messi have been tallying up season after season. Some of his contemporaries, like Beckham and Roberto Carlos, have said...
  15. Would you sack or keep Ole? (Poll reopened)

    Maybe it has, my friend. But most of the people who believe that he's not up for it (including me) were of the opinion that he should make top-four otherwise he would have failed. He did finish in the top-four and that's what the opposite portion of the fanbase point at. If we want them to be...