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Ulrich

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Pulisic will be in every soccer related tweet or article for at least a few days.
A hat trick on the heels of his assist in limited time previous match is making Lampard look stupid. He’ll defend himself by saying that the time on the bench has been what Pulisic needed to get acquainted, but it’s a load of crap. It helps when Pulisic gets to play his preferred position (today) and his teammates don’t ignore him.
 

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Hopefully a day comes when our players can score goals and it not be some spectacle or come as a shock.
Pulisic is a great player that can score great goals. He’s proven that.
Understandably he’s under the spotlight right now as one of the most talented American players so the media is going to go ballistic whenever he scores.
 

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Hopefully a day comes when our players can score goals and it not be some spectacle or come as a shock.
Pulisic is a great player that can score great goals. He’s proven that.
Understandably he’s under the spotlight right now as one of the most talented American players so the media is going to go ballistic whenever he scores.
His first goal as a strip/steal and solo carry was amazing.
 
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So I don't feel like starting a separate thread for the cup competitions, Klopp is threatening to pull a Man United 2000 in the FA cup and pull Liverpool out of the league cup over fixture congestion with the Club World Cup. I think it's shameful personally. Find a date to reschedule the match , but as long as the competition still exists teams need to at least try to honor it.

Meanwhile City drew Oxford United so essentially a free pass into the last 4.
 

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Sure seems like Pulisic is delivering when played in his proper position and role. 4g/3a in 8 EPL matches and another assist or two in CL.
 

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That Gomes injury was brutal. A lot of people on twitter saying don’t feel sorry for Son. I do feel sorry for him. It wasn’t his fault. He challenged from behind which you see often and nothing happens. His tackle did not cause that injury and he shouldn’t have received a red card. Aurier was the guilty party. He came in and stepped directly on Gomes’ ankle. Not sure why Var didn’t reverse the call won the field. Either way it wouldn’t have changed much as Son would of been subbed off after as Aurier was.
 

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That Gomes injury was brutal. A lot of people on twitter saying don’t feel sorry for Son. I do feel sorry for him. It wasn’t his fault. He challenged from behind which you see often and nothing happens. His tackle did not cause that injury and he shouldn’t have received a red card. Aurier was the guilty party. He came in and stepped directly on Gomes’ ankle. Not sure why Var didn’t reverse the call won the field. Either way it wouldn’t have changed much as Son would of been subbed off after as Aurier was.
As an Everton fan, I do feel bad for Son. That was not intentional, and I can only imagine how I'd feel as a professional player if I were responsible, or partly responsible, for what could be a career-ending injury.

That said, what a garbage match.
 
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Awful definitely not intentional but just awful.

Also hating Liverpool more all the time. Reminding me so much of Fergie United constantly losing or drawing going into the last minutes teasing dropping points.
 
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I feel awful for Son he was devastated. I do think he left a little bit extra on that foul as they say, still annoyed after getting elbowed in the face, but he def did not intend a horrible injury like that. Also don't think aurier was to blame either, looked like Gomes' boot got stuck in the turf in between the 2 tackles
 

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Pulisic scores again 5 in 3 matches. Think he's scoring more in the EPL than he did in Germany.
Yeah, the dude is on fire. Whereas Mount has fallen off his initial pace, many that were direct result of Pulisic’s leadup play.

Pulisic seems to be in his groove and it’ll be interesting how the lineup develops. He has a great relationship/understanding with Batasuayi, who’s also a sub, so will Lampard find a way to play two forwards with Pulisic working with both, or will Mount continue to get his chances??? Looking at the stats, Mount isn’t great defensively so why not play another forward who’s probably a bit more clinical in front of the net.

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Regarding the VAR decision which chalked off SHU's goal, if this is how VAR is treating offside, deep into "letter but not the spirit" land, the offside rule must be changed to "daylight between...".

VAR has become the perfect expression of the Absolute Surveillance State Hellworld we currently live in.

Half a toe offside, fuck right off with that shit.
 

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Regarding the VAR decision which chalked off SHU's goal, if this is how VAR is treating offside, deep into "letter but not the spirit" land, the offside rule must be changed to "daylight between...".

VAR has become the perfect expression of the Absolute Surveillance State Hellworld we currently live in.

Half a toe offside, fuck right off with that shit.
I read an article recently - I forget where - that argued that the Laws of the Game, including especially the 2019 revisions, are written for the 99.5% of games that don't have VAR. They're making the rules clearer and more dependent on hard lines to make life easier for refs all the way from mid-tier pro leagues down through semi-pro, amateur and development. But that makes the elite games played with VAR subject to a set of rules that are increasingly inappropriate. I've been against VAR from the start because we've seen it happen in every other sport that people want video review to change the calls that are obviously wrong by 1-2 yards, but instead the review officials spend most of their time overturning stuff based on millimeters nobody wants looked at. Arguably it's worse in soccer because other professional sports do not have unified world wide rules for all levels of play, so at least they can try to write rule revisions to minimize the picayune shit, but IFAB is going the other direction because it has an obligation to make rules that work at all levels.
 

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I think Leicester are potentially built for sustained success this time. I don't think them beating Arsenal today was a fluke at all. I think Leicester and Chelsea are the B tier in the EPL right now with City and Pool the A tier and everyone else C at best.
 
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I think Leicester are potentially built for sustained success this time. I don't think them beating Arsenal today was a fluke at all. I think Leicester and Chelsea are the B tier in the EPL right now with City and Pool the A tier and everyone else C at best.
They were built last time, but their players were poached. Kante was patrolling their midfield and destroying attacks with ease. Then he went to Chelsea. Mahrez went next.