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Bobby

The Legend
If he doesn't sign a new Arsenal deal he's going to retire. I can't see him coaching anywhere else, even Monaco. He's 65 this year.

I actually see Martinez taking over for him in 2015.
 

Mus

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I doubt he will retire. Maybe from managing and step into a back office role (which is probably what he is better at anyway)
 

Xifio

The Von Trapps
Wenger will also have a potential home EURO job on the table for 2016, if he wants it ... retirement à la Mou would undoubtedly make a great last hurrah ...

I like Mártinez, and I want to see one of the top Italian teams steal him from the Prem ...
 

Haarithan

Reserve Team
Mus;3648912 said:
Liverpool have been an injury to Suarez away from disaster all season
Incredibly enough, Suarez has never been ruled out injured since signing with Liverpool in Jan 2011. Here's to hoping I haven't jinxed him here...

Yes, we definitely wouldn't be title contenders without him, but disaster is a ridiculous term to use though, considering we'd still be 4 points ahead of Man Utd without Suarez's league goals this season. He has directly contributed to 13 points with his goals this season. Sturridge on the other hand - 18.

Anyway, my overall point being, we were a one man team last season, but definitely not this time around. We've scored an alarming 87 goals this season, and Suarez claims only 29 of those.
 

Mus

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And you don't think having Suarez on the pitch makes it a lot easier for the other players? The majority of their marking and concentration would revolve around him
 

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Liverpool have taken 35 out of 39 points since that very controversial loss at Chelsea, at the end of December 2013.

The bit that I am concerned about is the manner of victories against some of the weaker teams. That lack of consistency reflects on a poor defense. That is where I am not convinced about our ability to handle pressure.

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Mus;3648912 said:
Liverpool have been an injury to Suarez away from disaster all season
My man, you could say that about so many teams that are contending for a title:

Eden Dzeko 0 Manchester City
Cristiano Ronaldo 0 RealMadrid
MEssi - Barcelona
Robin Van Purse-Strings - Manchester United
PSG - Zlatan Ibrahimovic
 

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ManCity are the favorites because of their depth.

The fight for second is not that clear cut between Chelsea and Liverpool - both teams will be dropping points.

If they can develop some consistency, I would not rule out Arsenal. The Everton game will be huge and could act as a springboard, if they win it.

Arsenal and Chelsea have experience with this type of pressure. Liverpool do not.
 

Mus

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newbie original;3649113 said:
My man, you could say that about so many teams that are contending for a title:

Eden Dzeko 0 Manchester City
Cristiano Ronaldo 0 RealMadrid
MEssi - Barcelona
Robin Van Purse-Strings - Manchester United
PSG - Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Bar Madrid, all 3 big teams have performed well this season without those players at times, Liverpool haven't proven that yet..
 

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Mus;3649126 said:
Bar Madrid, all 3 big teams have performed well this season without those players at times, Liverpool haven't proven that yet..
Not that well.

2 teams stand out:
The Barcelona dynasty was practically deemed over after their drop in form for the short period of time without Messi. In fact, they did fall and if it were not for him returning to save them they would be out of the race by now. Manchester has fallen.

As for the others:
The PSG comparison is not particularly relevant to the EPL since Ligue 1 is rubbish, even with Monaco. I am thinking more of the CL - without Zlatan, PSG is nothing against the top Euro teams.
I can't remember Ronaldo having missed an extended period of time at Madrid, so I don't think RM has proven anything thus far.
ManCity are in a weird situation - with Aguero out, it is Dzeko or else. To some extent, I see them as being somewhat similar to RM.
 

fender

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If Liverpool do win, please goodness no. It will be a case of never hearing the end of it from their fans.

How its a return to the dynasty of the 70s / 80s, being back in their "rightful place", that their back on their perch blah blah blah :sb9:
 

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fender;3649154 said:
If Liverpool do win, please goodness no. It will be a case of never hearing the end of it from their fans.

How its a return to the dynasty of the 70s / 80s, being back in their "rightful place", that their back on their perch blah blah blah :sb9:
Gerrard is old and the rest of the midfield is rather weak and soft.

The British players who were essential to the teams of the past are not present here. European/South American players leave sooner rather than later since it is their "dream" to play for Real Madrid, PSG, Juventus, Barcelona, etc.
 

ShiftyPowers

Make America Great Again
fender;3649154 said:
If Liverpool do win, please goodness no. It will be a case of never hearing the end of it from their fans.

How its a return to the dynasty of the 70s / 80s, being back in their "rightful place", that their back on their perch blah blah blah :sb9:
Man U fans are so gracious about their winning
 

Mus

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newbie original;3649133 said:
Not that well.

2 teams stand out:
The Barcelona dynasty was practically deemed over after their drop in form for the short period of time without Messi. In fact, they did fall and if it were not for him returning to save them they would be out of the race by now. Manchester has fallen.

As for the others:
The PSG comparison is not particularly relevant to the EPL since Ligue 1 is rubbish, even with Monaco. I am thinking more of the CL - without Zlatan, PSG is nothing against the top Euro teams.
I can't remember Ronaldo having missed an extended period of time at Madrid, so I don't think RM has proven anything thus far.
ManCity are in a weird situation - with Aguero out, it is Dzeko or else. To some extent, I see them as being somewhat similar to RM.
Barcelona were flying without Messi and clear at the top... He came back and now they are third, PSG can still win their league without Ibra meaning it wouldn't be disasterous for them.. I skipped Real and City would/have done fine without Dzeko
 

ShiftyPowers

Make America Great Again
Real wouldn't win the league, but they may not win the league anyway. Bale has adapted extremely well, I really don't think they'd have a huge drop off if they had to field Di Maria and Bale on the wings.
 


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