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Arsenal post-match

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by rurikbird, Nov 3, 2018.

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  1. rurikbird

    rurikbird Very Well-Known Honorary Member

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    I think the lack of compactness that Klopp was talking about was once again due to Fabinho not being comfortable as the sole #6. He clearly had instructions to get forward more and be aggressive, but this resulted in him being out of position too many times and thus our midfield was cut open repeatedly. I don't blame the player – it's just a part of getting used to Klopp's system; remember how badly Hendo looked in his first few games at #6? But this time, if Hendo was fit and played, I think we would have won this game because of far better midfield balance. I wonder if @Modo will agree with this? :)

    In the 2nd half Klopp felt like he had no choice but switch the formation back to 4-2-3-1, mostly for Fabinho's benefit. Overall this switching of tactics led to a ragged, uneven performance – yet we still had enough quality and class with the likes of Van Dijk and Salah to feel hard done by the draw. Last thing I want to comment on is that Firmino seems a bit jaded – not sure what the problem is, but it's strange to see him plainly out of gas by the 70th minute. Given how pivotal he is for the system, that's another factor preventing this team from flying like it was in the 2nd half last season.
     
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    Jack D Rips Very Well-Known Member

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    Reading on twitter that the lino who disallowed the goal today is the same one who did the fist pump when he persuaded Moss to give the peno against us, in the Spurs match last season.
     
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    the count SCM's least favourite muppet Forum Moderator

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    i don't think it was but I would easily be wrong
     
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    Jack D Rips Very Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I think you're right Paul.
     
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    the count SCM's least favourite muppet Forum Moderator

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    What's rare is wonderful. ;)
     
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    Modo A contentious scando Member

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    Sorry missed the game. But I still wouldn't have picked Hendo.
     
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    gkmacca Part of the Furniture Member

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    You're full of...surprises.
     
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    Hansern Part of the Furniture Member

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    Feels a bit shite, but in the end its a good point gained away.
    We’ll be third after Sundays games but will have played 3 very tough away games.
    Still unbeaten after 11 games. Insanely good start.
     
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    That was shit
     
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    that's ok - just don't expect to win the league.
    We still can obviously do it but if set our standards to a point where we are content with a draw, while leading with 9 minutes left, then we're not going to do it (which is why the players are gutted as per Milner).
    City were drek on Monday - and yet they pulled out a 1-0 win.
    That's why they're going to be ahead by 2 points by day's end tomorrow.
     
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    City will lose enough points over the season.  Have faith. I'm made up with us this season.  We're a fucking hard team with VVD.  We'll pick up points we've no business getting.
     
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    Yeah it's mad saying it so early and after  having such a good start to the season, but I don't think we can win the league. I just can't see City dropping enough points.
     
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    ^^This..
    City are another level above us.  You know that Barca level a few years back when they win everything and anything in site, yep that level.

    That's the level we are competing here, Any other year without city in the equasion our form would be champions elect form...
     
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    I agree, I'm not content. It just puts it into some perspective the huge strides we've made over the past 12 months defensively and are on a par with city as per the table says. For that reason we will be a hell of a lot closer to city, not the 20 plus pts it was.
     
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    should have dicked them
     
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    in case you forgot, they're managed by fucking dracula so there's no problem if you want everyone in their stupid team DEAD
     
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    Sight.
    Equation.

    You need to install a spell/grammar checker on your computer. For a computer nerd you're not very nerdy !
     
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    Frogfish Gone to Redcafe Member

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    Where has our press gone ? Klopp mentioned it was lacking in the post match interview but it wasn't just this game. By easing off slightly we have solidified our defence at the cost of possibly our major attacking strength, winning the ball deep, either in the opposition half or at least around half way, and scoring more goals. It seems to me like the pendulum has swung too far back the other way, I hope Klopp fixes this soon and we don't have to wait a season to reassess.

    With a much larger squad we have the numbers to press more than we are doing, even City & Spurs are pressing more than we are this season ... I remember we were 2nd to Spurs and roughly level with City last season on pressing stats, I'm sure a number of teams are far ahead of us this season.

    Possibly this is a topic for another thread.
     
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    Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool - Running stats

    TeamTotal distanceSprints
    Arsenal117.34148
    Liverpool115.94126
     
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