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Victimpool thread

Discussion in 'General Football' started by southstand1882, 28 Jan 2012.

  1. Robspur12

    Robspur12 Dean Austin

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    Certain goals I agree the defensive midfielders have not provided the shield we have had in previous seasons . But not the set pieces goals. We can definitely improve our defending at set pieces.

    One good thing about having Llorente in the team which is often overlooked is he is generally quite good at headed clearances in our box from corners etc.
     
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  2. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Les Ferdinand

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    Im sure we can, though its not something Id personally identify as a specific problem. We do defend set pieces pretty well.

    EDIT: I know they have injuries, but Liverpool were notably bad at defending set pieces against West Ham the other night.
     
  3. Raziel

    Raziel Paul Stalteri

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    I think we haven't seen this partnership (consistently) for a long time.

    We concede cheap goals this season, but lets be honest, when have we had a run with same back 4 and DM in front of them for even 5-7 games?
     
  4. MKSpur

    MKSpur Eidur Gudjohnsen

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    Although if it’s below waist height it can cause him a problem...
     
  5. scaramanga

    scaramanga David Ginola Staff Member

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    Interesting things our brains. Once we've convinced ourselves of something, it's very difficult to see things any other way. As Spurs fans we all see Spurs allow the odd goal in from a set piece and feel that we're underachieving in that sense.

    The reality is that we're 4th best in the PL (joint with Victimpool) for goals scored against us from set pieces:
    https://www.whoscored.com/Regions/2...amStatistics/England-Premier-League-2018-2019
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    We're also third best in the PL for goals scored from set pieces, despite constantly being convinced we're brick at them too:
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  6. LemonadeMoney

    LemonadeMoney Frederic Kanoute

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    Sissoko!!!
     
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  7. scaramanga

    scaramanga David Ginola Staff Member

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    :D You're right, he's actually the combination of a second coming of both Pirlo and Modric all rolled into one. How could I possibly have missed it?
     
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    inkpenspur Scott Parker

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    Your magnanimity shines through sir!
     
  9. r-u-s-x

    r-u-s-x Clint Dempsey

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    SteveAWOL Pat van den Hauwe

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    Liverpool wages up 27% and have now doubled since 2013 #LFC. Wage bill now exceeds that of Emirates Marketing Project

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  11. MKSpur

    MKSpur Eidur Gudjohnsen

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    thanks for posting these.

    I always find the gulf in wage bills the ultimate attestation to what a great job we are doing even finishing top 4, let alone any higher. We are closer to the bottom team than the fifth biggest spender.

    If united get their act together there could be an opportunity to establish a new Sky 4, down to the combination of revenue and consistent CL qualification.

    looking at those wages I’m wondering if Goons and Chelsea’s aren’t linked to CL qualification, so every year they miss out they need to find 70m or so before they start thinking about new signings or contracts.
     
  12. braineclipse

    braineclipse Andy Thompson

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    Spot on! It's well established that there's a correlation between wage budget and league position. Going by wages we should expect to be 6th or 7th. Perhaps getting top 4 once in a while in a good season if others have poor seasons. That consistent top four finishes isn't widely accepted as a fantastic achievement and success is utterly unfair on Pochettino and Levy.

    I only hope that this isn't one of those "you only understand once you lose it" situations and that fans that are currently unhappy doesn't get the chance to learn the hard way what kind of achievement this is.
     
  13. monkeybarry

    monkeybarry Vedran Corluka

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    And is exactly the reason we have focused on CL qualification and getting the new stadium....we have to pay the existing players the going rate at some point.
     
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  14. Legohamster

    Legohamster Justin Edinburgh

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    This is from the Liverpool programme.

    They are unreal.
     

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  15. MKSpur

    MKSpur Eidur Gudjohnsen

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    It’s like they think they are being victimised! It’s one thing for us to think the press are against us as fans who are of course blinkered and biased but for a multi million pound operation to publish something like that is beyond belief!
     
  16. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    Another well offside goal going their way today
     
  17. galeforce

    galeforce Vic Buckingham

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    That’s insane, they are universally hated because they never do anything other than blow their own trumpet.
     
  18. Seedy Ron

    Seedy Ron Justin Edinburgh

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    They're even blowing their own trumpet about how they don't blow their own trumpet.
     
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  19. galeforce

    galeforce Vic Buckingham

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    Actually, that’s not true, when things happen for which they don’t blow their own trumpet they play the victim and blame it on Alex Ferguson or Chelsea fans.

    clams.
     
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  20. galeforce

    galeforce Vic Buckingham

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    :D
     

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