DC9

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  1. DC9

    ES Soccer Thread

    Miles. Not even close. The last one was more of a surprise, for example - we were "Spurs" in that scenario. This one was a team that has beaten down the door for a trophy, unluckily lossed all three finals (Pens vs City, no hand balls given vs Sevilla, and injury/Karius gaffes last year). This squad needed it and deserved it to get over the mental hump and these fans needed and deserved it as well.
  2. DC9

    ES Soccer Thread

    Not sure that final didn't set English football back to the 80s, but who really cares. Tactically I think Potch got it right with the 5 man midfield, that was always going to disrupt the flow our our midfield 3, but no one really looked arse to do anything but let Mo and Mane run onto long balls after the early pen. We wanted it more. Klopp got everything right with his subs. Would've liked to have seen Ox get on, but I thought Gomez was the right sub and you have to leave the Scouser on the pitch til the end. What a night. Didn't sleep much, just made a great dinner and hung out with the fam with a big smile on my face. Love this club and all of the reds in this thread. We've had a hell of a journey, and loyalty when rewarded is second to nothing. Standing by with bail money if we have to grab our brother out of a Spanish prison. YNWA
  3. DC9

    ES Soccer Thread

    I really don't think there is that much to it. If you look at the players that Klopp wants, it's essentially a player with three things: 1) Ball handling skills 2) Pace 3) Heart/Work Ethic The rest can be coached. Another reason why I was shocked we never went for Ben Afra, lol.
  4. DC9

    ES Soccer Thread

    Why are we talking letting Harry Wilson go to Wolves? Kids a player and if you want a domestic cup run that's the type of kid you give the arm band to to lead the youngins out there. I trust the process and all and there are certainly worse places he could go to sharpen his skills than Wolves, but if for no other reason than to show the kids that get sent on loan that you will be rewarded if you have a good spell, he needs to stay.
  5. DC9

    ES Soccer Thread

    Still not really over that so I'll opine. Sometimes chances go and sometimes they don't. I had an intra game right after 3-0 to Barca and when I got there one of my teammates asked me what happened. I said "I don't know, we dominated them and they just finished - we didn't." The Suarez goal was excellent football. The free kick was obviously world class but out of nothing, the first Messi goal fell right to him. 3-1 was harsh. 2-1 was more like it. 3-0 was beyond flattering to Barca. Second leg we dominated and finished. There's no place like Anfield. There's no place like home. I'm not sure there's a place for De Ligt to be totally honest. Not that he isn't top class, but he doesn't bench Matip in his current form. He doesn't bench Gomez at his top form. He could have Lovren's spot certainly but for that price he better be starting.
  6. DC9

    Poll : Source of Massive Injuries the last 2 years

    Disagree partially. They've been very safe in the draft in general the last several seasons. They now have a lot of good players but not many/if any great players. That's the definition of patience. The way I say it is that gets you from poop to mediocre. Getting from mediocre to great is hitting on guys like Doctson, etc... which we don't.
  7. DC9

    ES Soccer Thread

    Man, I thought Brendan was going to do it. Games like yesterday have me convinced that God hates Liverpool. It's going to feel so good when we win the title, but it's going to be hard as ****. I'm enjoying this journey and I'm proud of this team.
  8. DC9

    ES Soccer Thread

    I ****ing love this team. I do. My wife and kids usually leave me alone when watching a game... they saw the score and they all came and sat down next to me, or at least in my game room, and watch for about two minutes before the free kick that Shaq put in. As soon as that happened and big Div knodded that ****er in, I scream and jumped so loud and hard that the house shook. Then they watched the 45 minutes of stoppage time with me and it was great.
  9. DC9

    2019 NFL Draft discussion thread

    Well two things.... One - that's not really what I was talking about. He didn't fall in the draft from being a possible 2nd rounder. He was always a late round guy. Two - Scouts get it wrong. I'm sure if they re-do that draft Diggs goes in the first round. It wasn't because they didn't watch his tape, it MAY have had a little to do with poor QB play, they just got it wrong. I guess I'm more talking about the Leonard Hankerson's of the world. They could've gone early but they didn't until late and then when they get to the team they are just about "contributor," status.
  10. DC9

    2019 NFL Draft discussion thread

    Oh yeah, there are diamonds for sure. I don't remember Diggs being rated higher than mid-round (Heck, if I remember correctly we drafted Crowder just ahead of Diggs and I remember thinking to myself - don't be drafting some kid just because he went to Maryland, lol - but that's why I don't put food on my table by doing this!) and I'm not sure anyone ever heard of Theilen. Harmon was a 2nd round pick on some boards. Just keeping it tempered for when everyone loses their mind that he isn't Jerry Rice. What I do absolutely love is how just about everyone we drafted had a high opinion of themselves and took it personally that they didn't go number one overall. Talk is cheap, but that's certainly the kind of talk that gets me lathered up. Understood. There are guys you take fliers on and then there are guys who perceptionally are Day 1 or Day 2 picks and then get drafted late. We're talking about two different things as I'm talking about the latter.
  11. DC9

    2019 NFL Draft discussion thread

    I don't think he's going to be that good. These guys aren't often wrong when a WR falls that far.
  12. DC9

    2019 NFL Draft discussion thread

    18 ain't "Petty" That's grand larceny.
  13. DC9

    2019 NFL Draft discussion thread

    Petty theft in 2016. He was kicked off the team. Doubt he has to worry about that stuff now.
  14. DC9

    2019 NFL Draft discussion thread

    He can move around the pocket. He needs to get better at setting his feet, but he is just fine. I don't think we need a QB that needs to run the ball 50 yards a game.
  15. If memory serves, he wasn't consulted on the Danny Warfel wearing of number 7. He wasn't happy. That he proactively did this was attention dollars for, Joe. But also I think he deserves it.