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Liverpool 3-1 Wolves: Verdict Thread

sycophantia

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Think Slinks summation is a fair one, to say the one mistake cost us the game is a bit melodramatic, there's nothing to say if Silva, Chiquinho or Podence had come on instead we would have got more, pure speculation. It was a very odd decision though given Hwang has been abysmal recently and very much lived down to his previous efforts.
 

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Think Slinks summation is a fair one, to say the one mistake cost us the game is a bit melodramatic, there's nothing to say if Silva, Chiquinho or Podence had come on instead we would have got more, pure speculation. It was a very odd decision though given Hwang has been abysmal recently and very much lived down to his previous efforts.
It was Slink who said it
 
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The co-commentary of Jamie Carragher and Micah Richard’s dancing on the pitch yesterday celebrating was embarrassing.
Micah Richards is embarrassing in general, the gurning idiot.

Punditry in general in this country is awful (Alan Smith sounded like he was struggling not to cry as Arsenal fucked up against Newcastle the other night) but he's a special case. And he's absolutely bloody everywhere, like some sort of human meme.
 

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His column on the BBC website demanding that we should al love the brilliant Manchester City is nothing short of pure sports washing and the Beeb should be ashamed.
 

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There's a glitch in Sofascore's metric, that decimal point needs to be a place further back.

I assume "taking the kick off four times" contributes to his 50% pass completion rate.
 

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Well, that’s another season done.

I must say the atmosphere was phenomenal at Anfield for once, and it wasn’t too hard to get caught up with trying to keep abreast of the other matches when really we should have been savouring the last minutes of Neves in a Wolves shirt. Will be truly gutted if (when) he does leave.

Can’t add much more about Hwang than has already been said.

Highlight of the day was whoever thought it was a good idea to place Jamie O’Hara in front of the Wolves fans for the halftime punditry.
 

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So he did everything right apart from the decision that cost us the game? Well that's OK then
Don’t remember where i said it was ok. More a point that tactically we were actually good and Bruno got that spot on for a manager that can’t coach etc…bringing Hwang on was a shocking decision and he should have subbed him too, i think that’s obvious. That doesn’t mean positive comments aren’t allowed and he did set us up tactically in a way that allowed us to create lots of chances that the players should have done better with and not just Hwang.
 

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Lost possession 20 (TWENTY) times.

That's fucking horrific, i genuinely think i could have done better than that, he was an embarrassment and should have subbed, given how Bruno has treated some other players i'm surprised he didn't.

Although, to be sightly fair to Hwang, he WAS trying, he is just shit.

We've had some poor players play for us in the Prem, (Eggert Jonsson, Roger Johnson, Maierhoffer, Halford) but this was up there as the worst performance i've seen from any Wolves player at this level.
 

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I really don't feel we got our tactics particularly right as IMO Liverpool had their defensive tactics spectacularly wrong.

It's all well and good that we created chances from what were essentially long punts forward, but it's hardly tactical genius to exploit the kind of spaces Liverpool were leaving in behind.

I dunno, maybe I'm going too hard on the Bruno Out train, but I don't think so.
 

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I dunno, Slink. Liverpool set up even higher than normal and as mentioned by Carragher on comms, played the whole game as if there were five minutes to go and they desperately needed a goal. It was their set up that allowed chances, we didn't really play any different to how we normally do (we're always better at stretching the game and finding space in behind when Neto plays). Helped that Raul won far more in the air than he has done for most of the season.

I didn't notice anything innovative tactically from us, albeit you don't get the full picture on TV. Same shape, players all in the same roles they always play, including that weird "Dendoncker pushing on down the right" thing that never ever works but we've done about 10 different times this season, crap/no subs.
 

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I dunno, Slink. Liverpool set up even higher than normal and as mentioned by Carragher on comms, played the whole game as if there were five minutes to go and they desperately needed a goal. It was their set up that allowed chances, we didn't really play any different to how we normally do (we're always better at stretching the game and finding space in behind when Neto plays). Helped that Raul won far more in the air than he has done for most of the season.

I didn't notice anything innovative tactically from us, albeit you don't get the full picture on TV. Same shape, players all in the same roles they always play, including that weird "Dendoncker pushing on down the right" thing that never ever works but we've done about 10 different times this season, crap/no subs.
I thought it was interesting that VIlla's good chances (and one goal) came from similar tactics too.

Long balls forward flicked on or played into space!

Both sides were playing with emotion as Carragher said about Liverpool, it was spot on, we should have exploited that more, well we did exploit it, but we needed to be more clinical.

I think that was probably Raul's best overall performance of the season? Particularly in the first half, he absolutely dominated in the air.
 

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We've had some poor players play for us in the Prem, (Eggert Jonsson, Roger Johnson, Maierhoffer, Halford) but this was up there as the worst performance i've seen from any Wolves player at this level.
Zubar at home to Man Utd when we lost 5-0.

Guedioura at home to Wigan.

Vallejo at home to Chelsea.

Doherty away at Leicester.

Paul Jones away at Leeds.

There are a few but he's definitely in the worst 10 with that display yesterday and we've played 300+ Premier League games now.
 

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I thought it was interesting that VIlla's good chances (and one goal) came from similar tactics too.

Long balls forward flicked on or played into space!

Both sides were playing with emotion as Carragher said about Liverpool, it was spot on, we should have exploited that more, well we did exploit it, but we needed to be more clinical.

I think that was probably Raul's best overall performance of the season? Particularly in the first half, he absolutely dominated in the air.

It was the Raul and Neto of old until the latter unfortunately had to be replaced by fresh air
 
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