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Cornish Steve

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  1. The more I think about this... Our back line is becoming pretty solid - Digne, Keane, Mina, Godfrey, with Coleman and Holgate rotating in and out - which is always a prerequisite. Next up, our forward line should be irresistibly potent, and I can think of few better options that James and Richarlison making runs and pinging passes to two strong goalscorers. Finally, games are won and lost in midfield, which is why Allan is so important. Doucoure is an able partner. What an awesome team configuration that would be.
  2. Why would he always be on the bench? Why not two upfront? That would be very powerful.
  3. Can you imagine him and DC-L upfront, with James and Richarlison delivering passes to them? Fingers crossed.
  4. Same was true of McCarthy - very few injuries before he signed for Everton. I don't understand your opinion of McCarthy. He was injured because (i) he was rushed back and (ii) he gave 110% when others appeared not to give a toss.
  5. There's a rising star at Fulham, so they say. Ademola something or other.
  6. We'd be stupid to risk DC-L right before the Leicester game. Have him come on for the final 15 minutes, maybe.
  7. A proven striker, yes, but he'd be expensive and an injury risk. I'd rather see someone younger.
  8. There are few like that, but not many. I'd include Benitez in that category, and also Roberto. Too many these days do whine and complain, rather like players doing the same on the pitch. Falling at the drop of a hat falls into the same category, and it spoils the game.
  9. I'm sure the Reds would love playing in Kazakhstan on a Thursday evening before the derby the following Sunday. No need to worry, though: They're away to United.
  10. Do we have any inkling as to how much longer he'll be out with this hamstring injury?
  11. If you're trying to help US mates, it's 8pm UK time. What on earth is 2000, other than Y2K?
  12. If the teams below them win their games in hand, Liverpool are currently seventh. No Europe next year.
  13. Maybe a manager who's brought back his confidence.
  14. I've written in the past that he's very much a confidence player, and I still subscribe to that view. More than anything, it's renewed confidence that's sparked his improvement in form.
  15. I agree with you and am likewise reasonably confident. There remains this lurking suspicion, though, that the president will do literally anything to stay in power.
  16. A thought experiment... What would you do if you were President Trump and wanted to conduct a successful coup? 1) Ensure your own loyalists are in charge at the Department of Defense, law enforcement, and at the intelligence services. (Should army officers be reluctant, have a retired general lined up to help.) 2) Deploy tens of thousands of troops to Washington DC and ensure that law enforcement assets are in place at all state capitals. 3) Get your supporters fired up, tell/show them they can win, and make clear that the nation/Constitution will be undermined if enemies are a
  17. In a word, Wigan. It's not a lack of ambition, far from it. It's ambition to win what really matters. Did Wigan become a powerhouse because they won the FA Cup? Or did Leicester become a powerhouse because they won the league? And Leicester are an awful lot richer today than are Wigan.
  18. Follow the money and focus on priorities. With a squad our size, we can't hope to compete with the deep-pockets teams, so let's get the most bang for our buck. That means focus on the highest possible finish in the Premier League. Look at the teams currently in cup competitions, domestic and European: They are struggling with injuries and burned-out players. This is why any one of nine teams right now could win the league. That wouldn't happen in a regular year, so take advantage of it.
  19. Does this signal that Jordan Pickford may be on the move this summer?
  20. Looks like a great move to me. This past weekend revealed our lack of depth up-front.
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