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      Good afternoon Redskins fans!  I have once again been invited to sit in the relative comfort of the press box and shout my thoughts into the void via this blog.  As you watch the game today and see the rain  pour relentlessly from the heavens, know that I am safe and dry.  Know also that @Spaceman Spiff is out there somewhere, cold and unappreciated, rolling around in the muck trying to capture that perfect picture.  Maybe say a little prayer for his health (or laugh, whatever, I’m not judging you).  Also, be sure not to miss the pictures he posts on this site after each game.     
       
      Before we get into today's Redskins game, I want give some thanks for more positive occurrences in DC sports.  Congrats to the Washington Mystics for winning their first championship.  Congrats go out to the Washington Nationals as well for reaching the world series.  These two teams (along with the Caps) are working hard to change the sports related mood around this town, and we're all happier for it. 
       
      Lets move now into less cheerful topics, namely your Washington Redskins!  Yow know things are going bad, and I mean really dang bad, when your team has gone through three quarterbacks and two coaches and your not even half way through the season.  Today's fresh hell comes in the form of a specter of the our recent past coming to smirk at our misfortune.  Im talking of course of Kyle.  Kyle's spent the week assuring everyone that he isn’t holding a grudge, while very obviously holding a grudge.  “Everything else.”  You know what I’m talking about. 
       
      If all he brought to town were his hurt feelings we wouldn’t have a problem.  Sadly, he’s arrived with an undefeated football team that the NFL says we have to play this week.  This feels entirely unfair. 
       
      My generic key to the game:  Run the ball and stop the run.  The team (spoiler alert: 49ers) that does this today will win.   
       
      Redskins Inactives  
      QB Colt McCoy  
      S Deshazor Everett  
      CB Josh Norman  
      RB Chris THompson  
      LB Josh Harvey-Clemons 
      G Wes Martin  
      TE Vernon Davis  
       
      49ers inactives  
      QB CJ Beathard 
      WR Deebo Samuel  
      CB Ahkello Witherspoon  
      FB Kyle Juszczyk 
      T Mike McGLinchey 
      T Joe Staley 
      DL DJ Jones 
       
      1st Quarter Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers
       
      Callahan wasn’t playing around when he said he wanted to run the ball.  That first drive was all runs, and looked great... right up until they tried to pass the ball.  Hopkins missed the relatively short fied goal, because of course he did.     

      Maybe Quinn isn’t a good choice to be returning punts?  Consider it.    
       
      That second Redskins drive looked more like what we’ve come to expect from this offense.  Run for negative yards, pass dropped, and an unsuccessful screen pass.  A quintessential Redskins three and out. 

      Passing yards this quarter:  Redskins 3. 49ers 9.  Are you not entertained?! 
       
      Half Time Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers 
       
      How happy are you to spend your Sunday afternoon watching this game?  Consider that some people paid money, to sit in a poncho, in the rain, to watch this game. 
       
      It’s now time for those half time adjustments that our beloved skins do so well.  It’s unlikely the second half mirrors the first. 
       
      3rd Quarter Update 
      Redskins 0 – 3 49ers  
       
      Good news, this game will not end in a 0-0 tie.  Those half time adjustments have kicked in as expected and the 49ers have found a way onto the scoreboard in this messy throwback game.  The Redskins have decided to spend the second half collecting holding penalties and sadness.  Mercifully, only one quarter remains. 
       
      End of Game Update 
      Redskins 0 – 9 49ers 
       
      Callahan hasn’t spent much time as the head coach of the Washington Redskins, but he’s already proven that his team can waste 2nd half timeouts like a veteran.  It makes little sense to adopt a strategy that shortens the game when your team is losing, and it makes even less sense when your team is short on time outs.  I’m not really sure what the thinking as late in this game.    
       
      Next week Kirk Cousins!   
       
       
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If it is decided by the pen it would be lame... Spurs have held ball at midfield and done little to threaten in the final third.... Liverpool d looks a bit vulberable to Kane, Son combo...

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First min to the ref. Maybe it technically was the correct call, but it was weak.

Next 25 or so were taken by the Spurs and Liverpool got the end of the half. Spurs giving up too many corners and not generating enough shots on goal. Liverpool seems content to defend and play off the counter... not sure if it still is 65-35 but that was possession at one point.

And happy that we are getting the BT announcers.... not the American announcers.

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There’s no consistent connection between Liverpool’s midfield and forwards. Spurs are doing well to deny them space in middle. Liverpool look outnumbered.

 

Firmino doesn’t look match sharp

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13 minutes ago, Berggy9598 said:

Kinsey_Sue is the pitch invader's Instagram handle. Yw. 

 

The game meeds more of her. The players are not entertaining

 

Maybe Origi running around like an athletic headless chicken will provide some entertainment.

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Putting on Gomez at right back nearly cost them.

 

TAA as right midfield isn’t helping either.

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Would have been an absolutely shame for this Liverpool club to end the season without a trophy

 

go ahead and give Klopp that lifetime deal

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Spurs had their chances, Liverpool hit theirs.

Surprised at no PK for the Matip to Kane play... also another penalty not called on Rose.

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Matip and Kane was not a penalty. Kane dived after Matip took the space from him.

 

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Congrats on the win, hate to say it but Liverpool deserved to win something after a great season. I didn't see Spurs having much of a chance to win going into the game.

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North London is now a very quiet and sad place, after the earlier Arsenal loss and now this.

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Alisson made everyone forget about Karius today.  Some critical saves.... one on Erisken's FK was probably his best -- he was clearly the man of the match.

 

I do have to agree with Holden's assesment on the PK -- once the whistle is blown nothing to say it shouldn't have been a "clear and obvious" PK, but I still think swallowing the first whistle would have been best. It did change the tempo of the match --- but Liverpool clearly played better when they wanted to.

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what a ****ing day!

 

not the prettiest of wins, but pretty don't count for anything. 

 

six time champions

 

liverpool!!!

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Congratulations to the Scousers nation and to Jurgen :cheers:

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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

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