Week 9 Game Thread

fletcherpost

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Not a just result in Manchester.
Feel sorry for the Baggies there. They've got struggles of their own down at the foot of the table. They played plenty good enough to get a point. But Fortuna's wheel spins for United.

That's what it takes to get your first home league win of the season.
 

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Sunny von Bulow
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And Everton are crap and give up equalizer at 15’

Playing some kind of weird 5 at the back snd it’s all disjointed
 

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There are 30 second stretches where Everton look like one of the best squads in Europe. The second goal was one.

Defensively, they're setting up like Fulham are peak Barcelona. The transition between that defensive shape and attack is... Not smooth. Once complete, though... Wow.
 

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3-1 now, Doucoure header off beautiful Digne cross

Everton quality in attack now showing but Carlo has big defensive issues to sort out
 

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There are 30 second stretches where Everton look like one of the best squads in Europe. The second goal was one.

Defensively, they're setting up like Fulham are peak Barcelona. The transition between that defensive shape and attack is... Not smooth. Once complete, though... Wow.
Agree re the attack but the quality of opposition has to be taken into account. Fulham are terribad and play stupid football
 

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Everton flat for the second half

Give up a penalty at 68’ with a threat of being only a goal up

Fulham guy slips and pops it over the bar

And then Fulham score

One goal game

Arrrrrgh
 

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Sunny von Bulow
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Hold on for 3-2 win

Pitch was tilted toward Everton goal the whole second half

Least satisfying win I can remember
 

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Good lord, Arsenal lucked out to get the point. Leeds hit the woodwork 3 times in the second half and Leno had a couple great saves.

Arsenal is such a stupid team. Pepe torched any chance of a win with his foolishness, and Bellerin was called for his 3rd or 4th illegal throw-in of the season. I just don't understand the mentality of this team.
 

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Solid move by the folks in charge to put Leicester in their whites. Wouldn’t want teams in their signature colors in a big match and trying to distinguish between red and blue would have been impossible.
 

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If I were Rodgers, I would kindly ask my midfielders to join the match for the second half.
 

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The fact Arlo White can call a big game for his favorite team against my favorite team and you never get a hint of bias is truly remarkable. He really is one of the best in the business.