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2021-01-03 5:47:06 AM  
Morning all. If you had told me at the beginning of the season that Man Utd would, at the end of the festive fixtures, be (a) level on points with Liverpool at the top of the table and (b) out of the Champions League, I would have recommended you for clinical assessment.

On a related note, at this point in the season there is usually some clarity to the top of the table. Normally by now, there is a group of 4 to 6 teams that are not necessarily separated from the rest by a lot of points, but do have a substantial GD advantage. I've always taken that to mean that they are winning comfortably, with plenty in reserve to scrap out wins when they have a bad day or a tough opponent. By contrasting, the teams with significantly worse GD are winning mostly, but only just, and over a long season luck is going to go against them from time to time and they will drop points and fall away. (I've checked this over a number of years, and it's highly predictive of the top four to six teams, although not their order.) This year, we see no such gap.

At the bottom, it doesn't take much vision to call "time" on Sheffield and West Brom, but other than that I wouldn't be surprised to see any of the current bottom half slip into danger.
 
2021-01-03 8:44:02 AM  
The season did start a little later than usual this year, so we're about 4 to 5 games short of where we'd normally be after the festive round of matches.

But yeah, this is much closer than I was expecting it to be so far.
 
2021-01-03 8:45:27 AM  
Hello all.
 
2021-01-03 9:08:30 AM  
Is it any wonder that Citeh players are getting the rona left right & centre?
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/55​5​20725
 
2021-01-03 9:10:41 AM  
Good morning, everyone!
 
2021-01-03 9:18:01 AM  

Pista: Is it any wonder that Citeh players are getting the rona left right & centre?
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/555​20725


The one thing you don't hear about Mendy is he is an intelligent footballer.
He is an adult and can make his own decisions.
But he also has to face the consequences of those decisions.
If he gets released now because of that, so be it.
 
2021-01-03 9:26:18 AM  
Some one shot the ball Leicester.
 
2021-01-03 9:28:38 AM  
picture says the vardy party was a little premature

like a west ham - tottenham christmas
 
2021-01-03 9:28:54 AM  
Flag denies Vardy Party.
Shame, that was a nice play all around.
 
2021-01-03 9:34:56 AM  
Joelinton still can't score.
 
2021-01-03 9:45:04 AM  

Chimpy McSquirrel: Flag denies Vardy Party.
Shame, that was a nice play all around.


No parties allowed.
Against the tier 4 restrictions
 
2021-01-03 9:46:36 AM  
Morning all.  Decent match so far.
 
2021-01-03 9:47:00 AM  
Dumb by by Barnes.
In your attacking half and tons of cover behind him.
 
2021-01-03 9:54:59 AM  

Chimpy McSquirrel: Pista: Is it any wonder that Citeh players are getting the rona left right & centre?
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/555​20725

The one thing you don't hear about Mendy is he is an intelligent footballer.
He is an adult and can make his own decisions.
But he also has to face the consequences of those decisions.
If he gets released now because of that, so be it.


There's so many Mendys now that I always have to check the team involved.

/grateful for Ferland
//he's never trouble
///Solid pair of hands now that Marcelo's losing the physical ability to mask his defensive inability
 
2021-01-03 9:57:00 AM  

Princip's Sandwich: Chimpy McSquirrel: Pista: Is it any wonder that Citeh players are getting the rona left right & centre?
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/555​20725

The one thing you don't hear about Mendy is he is an intelligent footballer.
He is an adult and can make his own decisions.
But he also has to face the consequences of those decisions.
If he gets released now because of that, so be it.

There's so many Mendys now that I always have to check the team involved.

/grateful for Ferland
//he's never trouble
///Solid pair of hands now that Marcelo's losing the physical ability to mask his defensive inability


Since when has Marcelo masked his defensive inability?
 
2021-01-03 9:57:27 AM  
Schalke are now one match away from equaling the Bundesliga futility record. We're 2 weeks away from the anniversary of their last league win: 3-1 against A German Team.
 
2021-01-03 9:59:54 AM  
Rielmans
 
2021-01-03 10:00:23 AM  

Chimpy McSquirrel: Princip's Sandwich: Chimpy McSquirrel: Pista: Is it any wonder that Citeh players are getting the rona left right & centre?
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/555​20725

The one thing you don't hear about Mendy is he is an intelligent footballer.
He is an adult and can make his own decisions.
But he also has to face the consequences of those decisions.
If he gets released now because of that, so be it.

There's so many Mendys now that I always have to check the team involved.

/grateful for Ferland
//he's never trouble
///Solid pair of hands now that Marcelo's losing the physical ability to mask his defensive inability

Since when has Marcelo masked his defensive inability?


I know it's a common joke, but he used to have absolutely superhuman stamina in prior years to catch up to people who went into the gap he left behind. He was motoring down the left side the full 120 minutes in the Madrid derby CL finals.

He also became defensively competent under Benitez.
 
2021-01-03 10:04:00 AM  
Hidden under the ridiculousness of Schalke chasing down that record is the fact that Union Berlin may reach the CL next season. They're 5th, a point behind Wolfsburg.
 
2021-01-03 10:04:11 AM  
Has Fofana got a broken heart shaved into his hair?
 
2021-01-03 10:04:28 AM  
Fofooney
 
2021-01-03 10:07:59 AM  
Well, that was a bit underwhelming
 
2021-01-03 10:16:03 AM  
Do Leicester or Newcastle know their match wasn'tpostponed?
 
2021-01-03 10:19:09 AM  

LucklessWonder: Do Leicester or Newcastle know their match wasn'tpostponed?


Vardy Party hangover.
 
2021-01-03 10:23:41 AM  
Vardney
 
2021-01-03 10:27:24 AM  

LucklessWonder: Do Leicester or Newcastle know their match wasn'tpostponed?


At least we've not had cause to pad our files
 
2021-01-03 10:28:25 AM  
Almirooney
 
2021-01-03 10:29:01 AM  
Almarooney
 
2021-01-03 10:29:32 AM  

Pista: Almirooney


*shakes tiny internet fist*
 
2021-01-03 10:30:31 AM  
A goal has happened
 
2021-01-03 10:31:59 AM  
Finally.
Maddison scores from the Vardy lay off pass.
0-1
 
2021-01-03 10:32:07 AM  
Glad I slept through the first half.
 
2021-01-03 10:32:22 AM  
Vardy party favors.
 
2021-01-03 10:32:24 AM  
Fun little nod in his celebration from Maddison to the PDC Final coming up this evening
 
2021-01-03 10:32:45 AM  

dietbubba: Glad I slept through the first half.


So did the teams
 
2021-01-03 10:37:01 AM  
Tielemans lucky to get away with a Yellow there, IMO. Cynical and dangerous tackle.
 
2021-01-03 10:39:28 AM  

HugeMistake: Tielemans lucky to get away with a Yellow there, IMO. Cynical and dangerous tackle.


Seriously. Mike would have had the red out in the blink of an eye.
 
2021-01-03 10:41:43 AM  
Jonjo checking in.
Place your bets.
 
2021-01-03 10:42:57 AM  
Oooh, Steffen getting the start today for City.

Ah, Shelvey on to make things interesting, one way or the other.
 
2021-01-03 10:48:03 AM  
Pick that one out
 
2021-01-03 10:48:50 AM  
That was wonderfully worked
 
2021-01-03 10:49:46 AM  
Tieleamans gives Darlow no chance to make a save.
Bent it around the defender and just inside the post.
0-2
 
2021-01-03 10:55:23 AM  
Andy ManBun coming into the game.
 
2021-01-03 10:57:18 AM  

Chimpy McSquirrel: Andy ManBun coming into the game.


Man bun scores
 
2021-01-03 10:58:27 AM  

Pista: Chimpy McSquirrel: Andy ManBun coming into the game.

Man bun scores


And with his foot
 
2021-01-03 10:58:36 AM  

Pista: Chimpy McSquirrel: Andy ManBun coming into the game.

Man bun scores


And a nice volley it was too.
1-2
 
2021-01-03 10:58:58 AM  
Oh god...Andy scored.
I am terrified what this could mean for 2021
 
2021-01-03 10:59:14 AM  
Wait, a manbun goal off a boot?!

This is indeed a weird and disturbing year
 
2021-01-03 10:59:47 AM  

dietbubba: Oh god...Andy scored.
I am terrified what this could mean for 2021


Christian Benteke scoring goals for Palace should of been a hint.
 
2021-01-03 10:59:59 AM  
According to NBC, he last scored for Newcastle in 2010. Which makes me wonder what the longest gap is between a player scoring for one team?
 
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