East Lower

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  1. FWIW - The table below shows the timings of our goals, not sure what it proves. From my own perspective, I see us as being a fitter side than last season. Stoke were out on their feet after about 55mins on Saturday and apart from a 5 minute spell at about 75mins, we dominated them in the 2nd half. Pieters especially, was blowing out of his rear-end from about the 65th minute, I'd put his error for our winning goal down to his exhaustion. If Conte has done nothing else, he's made us into a 94 minute side (and he's done a fair bit else as well, in my view). Scored-Conceded/15 min Scored-Conc./10 min Leading/Trailing Goal types Goals by half Total Home Away Overall 0-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90 1st half 2nd half Arsenal 6 - 5 7 - 5 9 - 4 9 - 8 9 - 6 16 - 6 22 - 14 34 - 20 Bournemouth 6 - 7 6 - 11 9 - 5 5 - 9 5 - 11 11 - 11 21 - 23 21 - 31 Burnley 6 - 5 4 - 3 4 - 9 3 - 7 6 - 9 8 - 9 14 - 17 17 - 25 Chelsea 8 - 3 8 - 2 9 - 6 10 - 5 10 - 2 14 - 3 25 - 11 34 - 10 Crystal Palace 2 - 4 4 - 5 4 - 13 6 - 2 8 - 9 12 - 13 10 - 22 26 - 24 Everton 3 - 4 4 - 6 11 - 5 7 - 6 4 - 5 22 - 4 18 - 15 33 - 15 Hull City 2 - 5 2 - 5 4 - 8 3 - 8 8 - 12 7 - 20 8 - 18 18 - 40 Leicester City 5 - 7 4 - 3 7 - 15 8 - 6 2 - 6 7 - 10 16 - 25 17 - 22 Liverpool 4 - 4 15 - 5 12 - 7 13 - 6 11 - 7 6 - 7 31 - 16 30 - 20 Manchester City 6 - 7 8 - 2 9 - 3 8 - 6 9 - 5 14 - 7 23 - 12 31 - 18 Manchester Utd 2 - 3 6 - 3 13 - 3 5 - 1 6 - 6 10 - 7 21 - 9 21 - 14 Middlesbrough 3 - 3 5 - 6 3 - 8 4 - 6 3 - 4 2 - 6 11 - 17 9 - 16 Southampton 5 - 6 5 - 2 5 - 7 6 - 6 4 - 5 8 - 10 15 - 15 18 - 21 Stoke City 5 - 7 7 - 2 8 - 11 5 - 6 6 - 9 2 - 7 20 - 20 13 - 22 Sunderland 1 - 5 1 - 5 7 - 11 2 - 7 7 - 7 6 - 15 9 - 21 15 - 29 Swansea City 4 - 5 0 - 9 8 - 8 5 - 11 8 - 14 11 - 16 12 - 22 24 - 41 Tottenham 7 - 2 6 - 5 12 - 3 13 - 5 6 - 2 11 - 4 25 - 10 30 - 11 Watford 8 - 3 1 - 8 5 - 13 7 - 10 6 - 4 6 - 10 14 - 24 19 - 24 West Bromwich 8 - 4 4 - 6 8 - 5 6 - 5 8 - 5 5 - 13 20 - 15 19 - 23 West Ham Utd 6 - 8 4 - 8 5 - 8 4 - 9 8 - 6 13 - 13 15 - 24 25 - 28
  2. I think the same principle applies to the CL games as well, certainly up the the semi's, then the STH's who give games a swerve get interested again! If I remember correctly, it was when Jose celebrated the victory or a goal. Tactically walked all over Ancellotti in both ties. I'm afraid that the sort of person who'd retort to the sort of eff off chant to our most successful manager are in the 'look at me' brigade. If they managed to get their two brain cells to collide, they'd understand that it's exactly the thing that Jose will feed on and motivate him even more to turn us over. If he wasn't enough already!!
  3. I think it's worth noting that this was Jose's second visit back to us, in the first, the PL game there was a bit of ironic singing, certainly not the eff-off crap sang by a few pockets of the attendees last night. The significant point for me is that there's a significantly lower proportion of ST Holders at the FA Cup games and in my own experience that brings with it a far higher proportion of idiots who not only do crap like this, but also get up to other nonsense too. Personally very disappointed that there are people out there who would do that. The best way to get that sort of point across was to sing our current managers name and ignore Jose. Whilst he's commenting on some of us, he's not facing questions on his own teams performance.
  4. There issue with, or without Wenger isn't their attacking options. They are defensively, and not to put too technical a point, completely cack. They need at least 3 of the four replacing, plus options to cover injury, suspension. Their supposedly defensively minded midfielders, aren't or aren't very good at it. Wenger just doesn't seem capable of getting his sides structured to be able to be resilient and defend. Equally his recruitment in these area's is poor. Example is seen in Mustafi, 30+ million or so I believe, and struggles to physically cope in this league. It was so obvious, he's no size and his reading of the game is poor and he just gets his body in the wrong positions/shape when faced with an on-coming attacker. Either Wenger (let's hope so), or his replacement has got at least two seasons worth of squad re-building in front of them to get them competing for a PL title. They'll lose players at the end of the season as well, wouldn't mind seeing a good manager (with a decent tactical acumen) getting hold of Oxlade-Chamberlain and seeing what they could do with him (wing-back or cover for Pedro/Willian).
  5. Looks like he's got almost the lot to me. Perhaps lacks an explosive burst of pace, can pick out key passes, retains possession quite well, scores all sorts of goals. My only caveat is would he adapt to a faster pace and perhaps less space in the PL
  6. Now, if they were watching Bernardeschi in addition, that would be exciting. That fella is a real talent.
  7. The car, fortunately has a DAB radio, it's great - makes listening to Test Match Special clear and easy :-) I'll give Radio 6 a listen. Never really listened that much to music radio following Radio London (I think?) getting shot of Tony Blackburn!!
  8. Bloomin heck! I only thought there were 5 BBC national radio stations!! I travel a fair bit in the car for work, but listen to sport or 5Live, I'll have to give it a bash.
  9. Whereas I can fully appreciate the humour, I thought the Leicester players showed up what spoilt, self-centred, ego-tistical w*****s some so called professional footballers are tonight.
  10. Don't listen to music radio at all, but got a lift from the son to the railway station on Saturday on the way to the match and it was on his radio. Heard his name before and had seen him, pre-judged as some sort of gangsta-rapper. There's at least 3 tracks at least as good as Human on the album. It takes some sort of track to make me want to get up and dance at 50+ but 'Arrow' does just that. I'll still look silly, but have fun doing it!!
  11. Kinda lucked upon the debut album by Rag'n'Bone Man. Bloody brilliant voice, tunes, lyrics. Definately a case of not judging 'the album by its cover', in terms of the man and his musical style. Deep soulful stuff
  12. From where I sat, it looks like the defenders looked at Costa! I said in the post-match thread that you have your aerially best defender on their biggest aerial threat. I thought that the defenders lacked responsibility to my mind, looking to pass on ownership of the problem. Needed a real leader to remind all of that, it's where we miss JT, Cahill isn't quite cut from the same cloth for me. Aspi was targeted by Swansea/Llorente from kicks by the keeper (be they out of his hands or from the ground) and did OK. We struggled with Llorente in the game at Swansea and did so again. The delivery was 50% of the matter, GS overhit a similar ball in the 2nd half which went harmlessly out. A decent challenge may have prevented the attacker getting the ability to direct the header with the force he was able to. The goals from S***s both came from allowing the crosser too much time with our three focusing on Walker, as he'd clearly got Alonso beaten all ends up during the first half and leaving Eriksson with yards of space , the first Alli got himself between the two defenders and the second one he was able to run onto the ball with the defender trying to back-peddle and jump, generally only one winner there.
  13. And those memories you picture are part of what goes towards making that feeling and that photo of the three of them quite so poignant. Pity that MB couldn't have personally seen that success, aside from giving him that success, that truly would have been the final kick in the nuts for the Bavarian's, losing the final in their City, in their stadium and then seeing one of their old boys doing it in our blue.
  14. If the club were going to go with a Lampard, Terry, Drogba themed one - the picture below will always be the abiding memory for me.
  15. Carroll's threat when the ball comes in from set-pieces and crosses is an obvious threat, having said that our 6ft 6inch+ keeper is the best answer we have to counter him when the ball comes into our box and directed at him. He has to get himself off his line and compete, yet to see a penalty given in the PL for a goal-keeper attempting to challenge aerially. He did it in his first season at places like Stoke, but now stays at home. The defenders can only do so much against an opponent who is aerially superior to all of them. The goal on Saturday came from a header by a player on the R/H/S of our defence, just like the two S***s goals. The vulnerability of that won't be lost on these opponents. Hopefully Carroll will breakdown in training or slip up at home and miss the game.