3/11-3/12 weekend game thread

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LFC away to Bournemouth in the early game. Cherries looking to avenge beatdown in reverse fixture.
 

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VVD just… Gave up? When He thought it was offside? WTF?

Konate’s play is inversely proportional to the opponent’s place in the table.

I saw Liverpool called “Robin Hood FC” on Reddit. Feels spot on.
 

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Elliot needs to come off. He’s offering nothing defensively, loses every 50/50, and isn’t in step with anybody in front of him.
 

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Six points separating the bottom nine clubs. Palace (12th) is closer to Bournemouth (20th) than they are to Villa (11th).
As an Everton fan you have to figure that we can get past 3 of these. It’s so tight. Go on a good 3 game run and you can pull clear. Of course do can your rivals.
I don’t think that’s Trent’s fault, but he was the man on the scene playing traffic cone.
They’d been duly filleted already, true. Also true that his ability to sniff out the danger and deal with it appears to be nil. Someone like Cancelo* strolls over there and snuffs out the threat like a dad going through the house before bedtime to make sure the lights are all out.
 

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I don’t think that’s Trent’s fault, but he was the man on the scene playing traffic cone.
Trent was one of many. It just drives me nuts to see him in the background of every goal given up marking the corner flag instead of the winger who got in front of him. It's like he's playing zone.

The drop-off from Thiago to Elliott playing long balls vertically is a chasm.
 

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Whatever Harvey is doing in training isn’t translating to match day. He’s just too small and weak, and he fucks up the interplay between Trent and Salah.

I’m not sure Jota is the right answer, either, but we’ll see.
 

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How can this team not want to take care of business? They can’t be bothered against teams they somehow seem to be below them. This version of the team doesn’t have any team below them.
 

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Just no creativity on the pitch. When my mind wonders if the corpse of Arthur could help, you know we're desperate for midfield creativity.

Edit - I forgot Carvalho was on the team.
 

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!!!!!!

0:37 in, McNeil sends a rocket past Raya to put Toffees up on Brentford. Beautiful.

Cue Rog Bennetts but about scoring too earky
 

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Holy crap Richarlison. Wow.

Fake edit: VAR check--offside. JFC

I mean, I guess he was, by a toenail, but man.