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(Sky Sports)   EPL Saturday: Watford - Pool start the day at 7:30 am ET, Villa - Wolves, Citeh - Burnley, hapless Norwich vs BHA, Foxes - Man U, Saints - Leeds, aand Bees Chelsea in a London derby at 12:30. NBCSN/peacock   (skysports.com) divider line
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2021-10-16 7:01:35 AM  
Well, I will be here for most of the Pool-Villa match, but then I have to (ugh) go to work (ewww).
 
2021-10-16 7:01:58 AM  
Hello all.
The Dumpster Fire standings are....
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Usual game week blurb is here
All change in the ref's table as Tierney's seven card bonanza takes him top of the pops
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But he gets the week off so Coote can leapfrog him at Southampton. As for Dean, he has to wait until Monday where he takes charge of the Arsenal v Palace game. Full appointments listing is here
 
2021-10-16 7:05:37 AM  

Pista: Hello all.
The Dumpster Fire standings are....
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Usual game week blurb is here
All change in the ref's table as Tierney's seven card bonanza takes him top of the pops
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But he gets the week off so Coote can leapfrog him at Southampton. As for Dean, he has to wait until Monday where he takes charge of the Arsenal v Palace game. Full appointments listing is here


Is Our Man Mike going soft in his old age? 5 matches, and not a single execution via red card?? WTF, Mike???
 
2021-10-16 7:06:45 AM  
For anyone who wants to kill a few minutes, there's a Mike Dean quiz in Teh Grauniad

I got 13. But I had a lucky guess at 2 of them
 
2021-10-16 7:10:12 AM  
Mike seems to have decided his new cause in life is making var decisions that get managers fines when they complain about them.

On paper this early game is a walk in the park for Pool, but they've got players out (Alison and Fabinho have flown to Spain to do their post international quarantine there, in order to be able to play in the champions league game this week).

These are the kind of games where I want a title contender to go all out and rack up goal difference, I hate it when a team sits back when they have a clear advantage. Crush them, drive them before you.
 
2021-10-16 7:15:19 AM  
Oh wait, this is the first game for the Tinker Man in his new job.

It would be very typical of Ranieri to pull off a ridiculous result here.
 
2021-10-16 7:19:14 AM  
Heh, BT once again getting it from Klopp having a moan about having a 12:30 game and that meaning they couldn't use the Brazilian players.

BT point out that they offered to change to a different game in order to help, but Watford refused.

Klopp is unmoved.

He would be first to moan if they said 'ok, no lunchtime games, but e're taking a few millions off the tv deal".
 
2021-10-16 7:22:39 AM  
I think Dean's trying to apply the new, more relaxed rules. I'm sure at least 30% of the yellows he's brandished this season would have been reds last time around
 
2021-10-16 7:29:09 AM  
Bt sports app has a daft new thing called hype mode that adds comic book and anime style effects over the action.

I can't imagine anything worse.

BT Sport app adds Hype Mode feature for new Premier League season
Youtube l-1fRA9eJLs
 
2021-10-16 7:29:37 AM  
Morning all. No early game for me as it's on Peacock, but hope I'll be back for the Utd game at Leicester later.
 
2021-10-16 7:30:28 AM  

Cyrene Valantion: Bt sports app has a daft new thing called hype mode that adds comic book and anime style effects over the action.

I can't imagine anything worse.


Jesus Christ, don't tempt them! Next it'll be cartoonish "boing!!!" sounds.
 
2021-10-16 7:34:19 AM  

HugeMistake: Cyrene Valantion: Bt sports app has a daft new thing called hype mode that adds comic book and anime style effects over the action.

I can't imagine anything worse.

Jesus Christ, don't tempt them! Next it'll be cartoonish "boing!!!" sounds.


Alan Partridge commentary FTW
 
2021-10-16 7:37:56 AM  
And Watford is already seeing plenty of Mane and Salah in their defensive zone, taking shots. This might be a long day for Watford fans if this keeps up.
 
2021-10-16 7:39:50 AM  
Mo with a terrific outside of the left foot to Mane to score the opener.
0-1
 
2021-10-16 7:40:03 AM  
Didn't even take ten minutes.

Ok, let's go for double figures today eh?
 
2021-10-16 7:40:21 AM  

Pista: HugeMistake: Cyrene Valantion: Bt sports app has a daft new thing called hype mode that adds comic book and anime style effects over the action.

I can't imagine anything worse.

Jesus Christ, don't tempt them! Next it'll be cartoonish "boing!!!" sounds.

Alan Partridge commentary FTW


BOOOF!
 
2021-10-16 7:40:25 AM  

ClavellBCMI: And Watford is already seeing plenty of Mane and Salah in their defensive zone, taking shots. This might be a long day for Watford fans if this keeps up.


Have the floodgates just been opened?
 
2021-10-16 7:40:40 AM  

ClavellBCMI: And Watford is already seeing plenty of Mane and Salah in their defensive zone, taking shots. This might be a long day for Watford fans if this keeps up.


How these games usually go:

- Watford put everybody behind the ball
- Somewhere between 20 and 60 minutes in, Liverpool get a goal
- Watford come out a little thinking that they have nothing to lose
- Watford get shellacked 3 or 4 nil

Honestly, teams like Watford would be bettering off staying defensive, accepting the 1-0 loss, and protecting their goal difference.
 
2021-10-16 7:40:56 AM  
What a pass
 
2021-10-16 7:41:20 AM  
What a pass
 
2021-10-16 7:41:39 AM  

HugeMistake: ClavellBCMI: And Watford is already seeing plenty of Mane and Salah in their defensive zone, taking shots. This might be a long day for Watford fans if this keeps up.

How these games usually go:

- Watford put everybody behind the ball
- Somewhere between 20 10 and 60 minutes in, Liverpool get a goal
- Watford come out a little thinking that they have nothing to lose
- Watford get shellacked 3 or 4 nil

Honestly, teams like Watford would be bettering off staying defensive, accepting the 1-0 loss, and protecting their goal difference.


FTFM.
 
2021-10-16 7:41:39 AM  

Chimpy McSquirrel: Pista: HugeMistake: Cyrene Valantion: Bt sports app has a daft new thing called hype mode that adds comic book and anime style effects over the action.

I can't imagine anything worse.

Jesus Christ, don't tempt them! Next it'll be cartoonish "boing!!!" sounds.

Alan Partridge commentary FTW

BOOOF!


THAT....was a goal
 
2021-10-16 7:43:12 AM  
From the Beeb

100 for Mane!

He seems to score his 100th every time he scores lately.
 
2021-10-16 7:46:50 AM  
Afternoon all,

So, anything happen recently?
 
2021-10-16 7:48:06 AM  
Squires last couple of cartoons for the Guardian have been great.

Here's this weeks on the Saudi takeover at Newcastle...
https://www.theguardian.com/football/​n​g-interactive/2021/oct/12/david-squire​s-on-newcastle-united-saudi-takeover

And last weeks comparing the interview process for the Watford job to Squid Games.
https://www.theguardian.com/football/​n​g-interactive/2021/oct/05/david-squire​s-on-squad-game-the-brutal-drama-featu​ring-watford-fc
 
2021-10-16 7:51:16 AM  
Danny Rose is already having a long afternoon.
And it is going to be longer.
 
2021-10-16 7:51:55 AM  

midpoint: Afternoon all,

So, anything happen recently?


Soooo...what are your thoughts?
 
2021-10-16 7:53:55 AM  
Well, sad I missed the opening goal, as it seems like it was a beauty, but got in a bit late from the Beerfest yesterday.

Cyrene Valantion: Bt sports app has a daft new thing called hype mode that adds comic book and anime style effects over the action.

I can't imagine anything worse.

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Christ, that's as bad as the old NHL glow puck
 
2021-10-16 8:05:58 AM  

dietbubba: midpoint: Afternoon all,

So, anything happen recently?

Soooo...what are your thoughts?


I doubt I have much original to say. Ashley was in some ways pretty honest. This was a business he was running at a profit. He didn't really pretend to like the fans, unlike some previous owners - Fat Freddie for example.

NUFC now have owners with more money than all the other owners combined.

They are also proper bastards, and doing this for their own ends.

Most owners are awful people. Working people to death in their factories or mines in the last century - the rich and powerful are always the same., even if their method changes.

We'll see how the alleged separation between club and state holds up when there are human rights demonstrations that the camera sees.
 
2021-10-16 8:08:28 AM  
Chompers with an easy tap in off a good cross.
 
2021-10-16 8:09:05 AM  
And Firmino avoids being on all the highlight shows by not crushing that one out of the stadium, 0-2
 
2021-10-16 8:09:11 AM  
Are we sure Liverpool are not playing an FA Cup game against some non league team?
Firmino with an easy tap in after Pool carves Watford open once again.
0-2
 
2021-10-16 8:10:34 AM  
Watford are dreadful and Liverpool are barely out of second gear.

Colour commentator in BT saying that Pool are actually not likely to attempt to step it up for fear of causing Watford to actually wake up. They're happy to settle for a soporific crowd and an opponent not giving a shiat.
 
2021-10-16 8:12:51 AM  

midpoint: dietbubba: midpoint: Afternoon all,

So, anything happen recently?

Soooo...what are your thoughts?

I doubt I have much original to say. Ashley was in some ways pretty honest. This was a business he was running at a profit. He didn't really pretend to like the fans, unlike some previous owners - Fat Freddie for example.

NUFC now have owners with more money than all the other owners combined.

They are also proper bastards, and doing this for their own ends.

Most owners are awful people. Working people to death in their factories or mines in the last century - the rich and powerful are always the same., even if their method changes.

We'll see how the alleged separation between club and state holds up when there are human rights demonstrations that the camera sees.


All true. I could do without the ridiculous pretense that the Saudi Public Investment Fund is distinct from the Saudi government in anything but name, and it would be nice the government could, just for once, be honest about their involvement (fat chance).

But on the whole, PIF are different in degree, not kind, from a number of other owners who have bought clubs in order to whitewash their money and their souls.
 
2021-10-16 8:19:06 AM  
Manc Untidy getting a lot of flak for taking a 10 minute flight to the Leicester game
 
2021-10-16 8:28:03 AM  
McManaman and Joe Cole tearing Watford a new one in the half time analysis. Accusing them of being unfit and not caring.

There's being outplayed cause the opponents are better, and then there's just not seeming to care.
 
2021-10-16 8:32:53 AM  

Pista: Manc Untidy getting a lot of flak for taking a 10 minute flight to the Leicester game


Rightly so. "There's traffic on the M6" is not exactly news. They should have driven over last night.
 
2021-10-16 8:33:02 AM  

Cyrene Valantion: McManaman and Joe Cole tearing Watford a new one in the half time analysis. Accusing them of being unfit and not caring.

There's being outplayed cause the opponents are better, and then there's just not seeming to care.


Yeah, that 83% Pool possession stat bears that out, Watford players no longer give a fark, they just want to get out of there ASAP.
 
2021-10-16 8:40:14 AM  
Ok, for me to get a perfect I need the scoring to stop now.

But I don't think it will.
 
2021-10-16 8:40:34 AM  

ClavellBCMI: Cyrene Valantion: McManaman and Joe Cole tearing Watford a new one in the half time analysis. Accusing them of being unfit and not caring.

There's being outplayed cause the opponents are better, and then there's just not seeming to care.

Yeah, that 83% Pool possession stat bears that out, Watford players no longer give a fark, they just want to get out of there ASAP.


The stats from the 1st half
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Did Watford even turn up?
 
2021-10-16 8:40:37 AM  
Bobby brace as he cleans up the mess of Watford's defense.
0-3
 
2021-10-16 8:40:49 AM  
And the Law Firm makes it three. Watford is toast.
 
2021-10-16 8:42:00 AM  
Yup, perfect already gone.

Salah with another goal of the season candidate.
 
2021-10-16 8:42:06 AM  
Wow, Salah with a lovely one and that's 4
 
2021-10-16 8:42:44 AM  
Oh my word. What a goal!
 
2021-10-16 8:43:13 AM  
Watford need to wise up and just defend the 3-0 scoreline. Going forward trying to get one back is just going to cost them more damage to their goal difference.

Actually, they should have done that at 1-0 or 2-0.
 
2021-10-16 8:43:13 AM  
Dear god, please have mercy on Watford, because Liverpool sure isn't showing them any.
 
2021-10-16 8:43:15 AM  
Salah with the quick feet to escape from 3 defenders.
0-4
 
2021-10-16 8:43:39 AM  
Watford with a shot on target.

So there's that.
 
2021-10-16 8:44:43 AM  

Cyrene Valantion: Watford with a shot on target.

So there's that.


Loved the fans cheering it
 
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