2023/24 Soccer Thread

Wexham got nothing on the road today against a team with a losing record.

Looks like are still on track for promotion but not much chance of first without points today.

Looks like the Liverpool rumor mill has moved on to Sporting's Ruben Amorim, although Barca want him real bad too.

I mean, if I'm him, I go to the club that we can safely say will remain financially solvent for the next 5 years.

Arsenal squad with massive rotation for a home game vs Luton today.

Pretty much the test of if the squad is actually deep enough. It's definitely not Liverpool and City deep so these are the games where they might fall off the pace.

These were the games under Wenger where it would be 0-0 by the 65th and I'm screaming to get the actual team into the game.

I too have Arsenal as my third choice to win the title, but I don't think they're as far off as much of the analysis says.

But like I said, I hope it comes down to the last day. I hope we have all 3 teams in it on the last day too.

BBC Match of the Day wrote:

Spare a thought for Colne FC of the North West Counties League Premier Division who currently have a very busy April indeed..!

It's a jam packed schedule for Paul Weller's side.

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Nunez scores after the Sheffield keeper tries to clear the ball into what only can be described as his "Gentlemen's area". Doesn't even flinch. Balls of steel I tell you.

Pretty much the perfect Nunez goal. If he'd gotten the ball at his feet and had time, he'd have shinned it wide.

The Argentinian kid. Pretty decent second-half of the season, eh?

Chelsea beating United would be funny, but United beating Chelsea is MUCH funnier, IMHO.

Liverpool have to find a ruthless edge from somewhere

Cole Palmer earning "bargain of the year" I reckon

Edit: OMG!

Tasty Pudding wrote:

Ah, Man Utd. You'd have to have a heart of stone not to laugh.

Just gonna keep saying this.

I was wrong. That was much funnier.

EDIT:

The Guardian wrote:

United lost two centre-backs to injury, but they had only themselves to blame. They conceded two penalties and 28 shots. Alejandro Garnacho, good as he was, needs to hand the player-of-the-match award over to Cole Palmer.

That is probably that for United’s faint hopes of scraping into the Champions League. On two trips to west London, they have thrown away five points in added time in the space of six nights.

Jeez. Spurs are in for a diabolical run. After Forest, it's Newcastle, Man City, Arsenal, Liverpool. And Chelsea will also probably be somewhere in the middle here.

Prederick wrote:

Chelsea beating United would be funny, but United beating Chelsea is MUCH funnier, IMHO.

United beating United funniest.

Alright United, I love Klopp but I need you really put the cat amongst the pigeons for the rest of the year.

Prederick wrote:

Alright United, I love Klopp but I need you really put the cat amongst the pigeons for the rest of the year.

I could totally see them winning.

Liverpool might also smash them 7-1 or something.

Pretty exciting title race in Scotland for once, and today's Old Firm clash was a classic, apparently.

Rangers 3, Celtic 3

Tasty Pudding wrote:

Pretty exciting title race in Scotland for once, and today's Old Firm clash was a classic, apparently.

Rangers 3, Celtic 3

The football wasn't great but it was (and still is as I worry about my fence) blowing an absolute hoolie up here. Advantage Celtic I think. In other news after yesterdays horror show at Hampden can I ask for all GWJ good karma to be pushed Queens Parks way for our home game against Caley Thistle.

That was a weird match. Liverpool 15-0 shots in the first half up 1-0.

Man U takes the lead back 2-1 in the second with a flurry.

Liverpool late equalizer PK.

bbk1980 wrote:
Tasty Pudding wrote:

Pretty exciting title race in Scotland for once, and today's Old Firm clash was a classic, apparently.

Rangers 3, Celtic 3

The football wasn't great but it was (and still is as I worry about my fence) blowing an absolute hoolie up here. Advantage Celtic I think. In other news after yesterdays horror show at Hampden can I ask for all GWJ good karma to be pushed Queens Parks way for our home game against Caley Thistle.

We need to find a way to be able to play well for more than 45 minutes every match. We're almost at full strength for the first time this season (though a shadow of recent years even at that), so no more excuses.

It could well come down entirely to the one remaining derby post-split.... Or it'll be a mess of VAR-assissted dropped points for both sides in the run in.

Liverpool have had 87 shots against Man Utd this season and not beaten them. United have allowed 87 shots in the last three games.

Just when you think Chelsea have produced their funniest result of the season they keep on going. Never change Ted.

As I was watching Liverpool hoping they dropped some points I just felt like the clown doing his makeup meme + Undertaker meme.

The Undertaker clearly being City. Even with Arsenal top with a healthy GD now City are bookies favorite by an edge. Don't blame them either. Feels like Thanos.

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Re: Liverpool. I wasn’t expecting to get through every game the rest of the season without dropping points somewhere.

That it was at Old Trafford in a game where - once again - we should have been out of sight at the end of the first half just stings. Just a bogie team and venue for Liverpool at the moment.

I still think Arsenal will choke somewhere though. Sorry, I just do. I’m not actually all that worried about them.

The issue is City won’t drop any more points I don’t think, so neither can Liverpool. Unless they find that ruthless streak I spoke about a few days ago, Liverpool are not going to be able to manage not to drop any more points.

If De Bruyne is healthy, the chances of City dropping points in the league go to almost zero, IMHO.

I actually believe more that Arsenal can win everything from here on out than Liverpool. They just seem so solid.
Nope, it didn't feel great writing this...

Also doesn't feel great looking at the next 4 teams that Spurs will have to play against.

It is genuinely hilarious, but I think Spurs will decide who wins the title this year. They will be out for blood on the 28th.

Six weeks to go in the Premier League season. Two teams with points deducted, both appealing those punishments. A team below (Luton) and above them (Brentford) who have no idea how many points they might need and no exact indication of appeal verdict dates. Horrendously messy.