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      We’re still doing this?  Absolutely!  Despite all the compelling reasons to just let everyone go home and enjoy and extended offseason, this is not an option.  The games must be played, and therefore we the long-suffering fans will feel compelled to watch.  Even games no reasonable football fan would choose to watch like, for example, today’s Redskins Jets game.   

      Today’s convergence of sadness features the 30th ranked scoring offense (Jets 14.4 ppg) versus the 32nd (Redskins 12.0 ppg).  The first team to 15 wins!  With no playoff aspirations the compelling story lines for this game are largely limited to watching young players (hopefully) develop.  Dwayne Haskins gets his first home start and Derrius Guice is back from injury.   
       
      My, reasonable, goals for today’s game:  
      1- Score a touchdown 
      2- Score more than 17 points.   
      3- Haskins throws for 200 yards or more with no interceptions  
      4- Guice runs the ball at least 10 times and finishes at 3.5 yards per carry and healthy.  
       
      Hoping for a win at this point feels like setting myself up for disappointment, so I’m happy to settle for an entertaining loss.  
       
      Special thanks to @pez for some excellent Guinness beef stew.  If you absolutely have to stand in a frozen parking lot at 9am, the best place to do it is at the Extremeskins Tailgate with Pez and @Huly.  Great fans, great people. 
       
      The Redskins have declared for the following players as inactive: 
      Paul Richardson  
      Colt McCoy 
      Deshazor Everett 
      Chris Thompson  
      Ross Pierschbacher 
      Vernon Davis  
      Tim Settle  
       
      The Jets declared the following players as inactive  
      Nate Hairston  
      Darryl Roberts  
      Paul Worrilow 
      Matthias Farley  
      CJ Mosley  
      Jordan Willis  
      Leo Koloamatangi 
       
      1st Quarter - Redskins 0 - 6 Jets
      If you wanted to sit in the cold and watch a football game with some Jets fans at FedEx, but were worried that there were not enough seats available, I have good news.  There’s plenty of space available, so come on down and prove you’re a real fan by sitting though this in person.
       
      Jets dominated the 1st quarter even though they only scored 6 points.  The reason being that Washington managed only 13 yards of offense and a single first down.  
       
      Question: Is it still a check down pass if the QB never looks at anyone else?
       
      2nd Quarter - Redskins 3 - 20 Jets
      The Jets have achieved an insurmountable 13 point lead early in the 2nd quarter.  All hope is lost.

      Is there a more perfect example of the Redskins offense than their first scoring drive in the 2nd quarter?  Interception gives the Redskins the ball on the Jets 16 yard line.  They proceed to march 10 yards backwards before kicking a field goal from the Jets 26.  It's perfect.  Two or three more field goals we can call it a day. 

      The Jets score again and if feels like they are are just piling on at this point.  Three touchdowns in the first half for them, just three points for the redskins.  Our streak of no touchdowns has now extended to 15 quarters. 
       
      3rd Quarter - Redskins 3 - 20 Jets
      There is a spider slowly descending from the ceiling in the press box and it's the most interesting thing that's happened during the third quarter of this game. 
       
      I have decided to allow the spider to live, provided it does not touch me.  I'm off to get some more caffeine. 

      4th Quarter - Redskins 17 - 34 Jets
      The first wave of Redskins fans, the few that are here, started streaming towards the exits after that 4th Jets touchdown.  As if the Jets didn't have this game wrapped up in the 2nd quarter. 
       
      Jet have now more than doubled their average points per game and have matched their season high of 34 points (and they missed two field goals in this game). 
       
      TOUCHDOWN REDSKINS!  THE DROUGHT IT OVER!  Guice took a short pass from Haskins  all the way to the house.  2 point conversion is successful on a pass from Haskins to Quinn. 
       
      The Redskins score another touchdown!  This feels like an embarrassment of riches, even if we are still certain to lose this game. 
       
      End of Game.
       
      Let's review those reasonable goals I mentioned earlier:
       
      1- Success.
      2- Close enough, I'm counting it
      3- Haskins did throw for over 200, but unfortunately did have an interception. 
      4- Guice was not given the opportunity to run the ball ten times today.  He did however score on a 45 yard TD pass and finish the game healthy.  I'll take it.

       
       
       
       
       
       
       

       
       

       
       
       
       
       
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8 hours ago, Gibbs Hog Heaven said:
Up the Unbearable Reds!
 

 

Hail. 

Flattering really. We’re on the other side of the world and you’re still thinking about us. 

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40 minutes ago, Berggy9598 said:

Flattering really. We’re on the other side of the world and you’re still thinking about us. 

 

The irony there is that thick I'm struggling to see through it. 😀

 

Hail. 

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With the usual caveat of 'its a pre-season friendly', that couldn't have started much better. 

6 of the best, without return, to carry on the glory of what we currently are. 

Tranmere, as many a team will feel this season, you just met Europe's best. 😎

And a very big, physical Tranmere side at that which made the great performances of all the young lads even better. Thoroughly professional, hard working, workout with great one/ two touch quick pass and move logger the full 90 that the League One side naturally couldn't keep up with. That's the standard set for the summer. (Performance, attitude/ hunger and work rate wise. Forget the bonus of the clinical finishes.). Keep on maintaining that boys before the first chance of 7 this season the Charity Shield against City. 

Few notable's- 

LB. This is gonna' be a really enjoyable open battle this summer as to who wins Alby's vacant slot in the squad backing up Andy Robbo. I make that pretty much even after round one. Larouci was great first half going forward. Lewis the same the second. With some crunching tattles thrown into boot. 

Hoever has noticeably filled out without losing any of his speed. And the rest of his game at RB was as classy as ever. Been beating the drum for this kid to whomever will listen since we devoed Ajax by stealing him. Defo first team player going forward make no mistake. 

Talking of-

Rhian Brewster. Telling yer. This lad is gone' surprise a lot of people the PL this year. Like the aforementioned young Dutch defender, he's filled out a lot to add that strength to his game. Without losing any of his rapid speed. 2 great goals. An assist. And an all round game so reminiscent of Owen with the clinical ness of Robbie it's frightening what L'pool and England have on their hands here. His speed of thought and movement is a joy to behold. Keep on saying it, but he's a proper superstar in the making. 

Great to see Ben Woodburn looking like a ten ton weight's been lifted off his shoulders and playing freely with confidence again. Along with Curtis Jones continuing his fine end to last season the 23's after he'd regressed for large parts of it. Both should be well served out on loan somewhere this year. I'm hesitant to say too much on Wilson and Kent as I don't think either has a future here but props to both for hitting the ground running in a very good 45 minute display. Boss assist by H for Brewster's first. 

Prise to the other kids too for contributing a fine display. The centre-half's who won't have a future here all things being equal. And the two young forwards who may well do in the coming years. Bobby Duncan scoring his first, first-team goal ..... Man alive, for a Scouse lad, it doesn't get ANY better than that. The lucky btard haha. 

Great to see Alex and JMG get through 45 unscathed putting themselves about. The rest of the senior vets. were as professional as they always are. 

Only downside was Glatzel's injury. Hopefully not too bad. And the absolutely mad socks. WTF are they all about?

Props to Tranmere for making that a competitive, very beneficial first workout. 

1 down. 6 to go before the first trophy of the season is on the line. 

Onto Bradford and Steven Darby's big day for his charity Sunday. 

Up the 6 times Reds!

 

Hail. 

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7 minutes ago, Gibbs Hog Heaven said:

 

The irony there is that thick I'm struggling to see through it. 😀

 

Hail. 

I was thinking the same thing exactly. I just don’t have the attention to detail that allows me to post every single time I hear another set of supporters sing about United. 

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10 minutes ago, Berggy9598 said:

I was thinking the same thing exactly. I just don’t have the attention to detail that allows me to post every single time I hear another set of supporters sing about United. 

 

Well TBF you just could just cut out the middle man and leave it to Utd singing about L'pool and, utterly madly, Leeds every single game. 😉

 

Anyway, props to whomever in Oz for some next level ****housery trolling that's narked the club right off-

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/manchester-united-left-furious-liverpool-16568988

 

#theunbearables. 😎

 

Hail. 

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42 minutes ago, Gibbs Hog Heaven said:

 

Well TBF you just could just cut out the middle man and leave it to Utd singing about L'pool and, utterly madly, Leeds every single game. 😉

 

Anyway, props to whomever in Oz for some next level ****housery trolling that's narked the club right off-

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/manchester-united-left-furious-liverpool-16568988

 

#theunbearables. 😎

 

Hail. 

Nobody from Salford can afford to rent a plane that’s why we sent a lad to Anfield to hold up a sign a few years ago. 

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On 7/10/2019 at 4:59 PM, Gibbs Hog Heaven said:

^^^^^ Talking of Madrid .....

The best team in all of Europe are back in action tomorrow evening at Tranmere! 
 

Brewster with a first half brace, and by all accounts, Laroucci and Hoever both looked great as wide backs. The future is bright!

 

Looking forward to seeing some of this young talent when I head up to Boston in little over a week. Sevilla should give the youngsters a good, tough run out.  

 

Im sure there will be photos to share!

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14 hours ago, FanboyOf91 said:
That's going to be one toxic locker room.

The diva is supposed to hold a press conference in about 5 minutes

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4 hours ago, FrFan said:

The diva is supposed to hold a press conference in about 5 minutes

....wait, which one?

 

:table2:

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36 minutes ago, FanboyOf91 said:

....wait, which one?

 

:table2:

Brazilian tv decided to release Neymar's interview on Monday, they gonna likely lay an egg.

Rumors saying barca doesn't want to spend money and will propose a 3 players deal to be chosen among Philippe Coutinho, Ousmane Dembélé, Samuel Umtit, Nelson Semedo

 

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Loving going through some of the reactions to the #stephendarbybaby challenge- 

https://mobile.twitter.com/hashtag/StephenDarbyBaby?src=hashtag_click

Jay Spearing and the Blackpool lads trying to sing on the Big One haha. 

Really looking forward to my first game of the summer tomorrow. Pushing 2 decades since we last went to Bradford, who we've always had a close, shared bond with the respective tragedies we've both suffered and supported each other through. But the extra significance of raising awareness for Stevie Darby's new foundation just adds to what should be a fun, emotional day out:

https://mobile.twitter.com/hashtag/StephenDarbyBaby?src=hashtag_click

Tragic to be struck down with motor neurone disease at 30 knowing there's currently no cure and he's just going to get progressively worse. Young lad in the prime of his health like that. Life can be super cruel at times. Never realised he was married to the England woman''s captain Steph Houghton until this week and she had to be convinced to play the WC and not stay home supporting him. Sounds a belter girl. 

Nice to play our part in such a worthwhile cause for a fellow Scouser and Red as part of the pre-season prep. 

Jurgen's thoughts on the significance and the squad taking up the song challenge haha- 

https://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/first-team/356309-jurgen-klopp-bradford-city-stephen-darby

And background to tomorrow and our former FA Youth Cup winning captain- 

https://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/first-team/356239-stephen-darby-mnd-foundation-liverpool-bradford-city

 

Hail. 

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On 7/12/2019 at 6:44 PM, FanboyOf91 said:

....wait, which one?

 

:table2:

PSG fans greeting Neymar back at training camp

WhichSilverIndianrockpython-size_restric

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On 7/12/2019 at 3:31 AM, Long n Left said:

.....

 

Looking forward to seeing some of this young talent when I head up to Boston in little over a week. Sevilla should give the youngsters a good, tough run out.  

 

Im sure there will be photos to share!

 

It's not official as yet like the Chicago and NY gigs, but I believe the TAW lads are doing something in Boston too. Which may well be of interest after how much you enjoyed that last summer mate. 

 

And as it's you-

 

https://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/first-team/356692-ki-jana-hoever-liverpool-usa-tour-interview

 

If Hoever's not the primary, go-to back-up to Trent by the season's end I'll be very surprised. 

His ceiling is limitless and the rapid rate of his development here (with a massive nod to Ajax for bringing him up right) is frightening. And what a humble young man to boot reading that. 

We're future-proofing with not only some seriously good talent. But some great lads too.

 

Hail. 

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On the eve of tomorrow's big Klopp love-in, AKA the latest battle between L'pool and Dortmund, it'd be remiss to not take the chance to remember one of the very best in the LONG list of great Anfield European nights his first season here- 
 

 

Absolute spine tingling chills at the memories watching that again. 

 

Hail. 

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This is fixing to be quite the football Friday. If long and tiring one. 

Charity Shield tickets boxed. /

Sadio to watch (hopefully) win the AFCON the evening. 

The latest Klopp love-in with our friends from Dortmund to round out the day/ early Saturday AM.

1 down. 2 to go. 

Next up, all the best to Mane and his Senegal mates in their quest to become Africas best for the first time ever in their Country's history later. Absolutely mad to think his season is now in its 13th straight month. We'll be killing these lads before much longer.

 

Hail. 

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Ack. Senegal's wait for a trophy goes on. 

Shockingly poor final. Algeria with absolutely zero intention of playing football. Mourinho or Simeone would have been proud of their coach tonight. Senegal, although the much better side, incredibly naive tactically and not learning from a very similar first game. Atrocious officiating .....

Somewhat fitting that Algeria's only shot the whole game results in a mad deflection and totally freak goal to win it. 

Even more fitting a real poor quality, defensively brutal AFCON ends in such fashion. 

Congratulations Algeria.

Devoed for Sadio. When he's openly saying he'd swap his CL winners medal for his Country winning tonight then nottin more needs adding on just how majorly important this tournament is to these lads. 

Chin up mate. You've had another ridiculous year of improvement that's elevated you into the very top bracket of players on the planet. Go rest up well. (Hopefully longer than the standard 3 weeks. After a 13 month season he deserves a longer rest.). 

Come back ready to do it all again this coming season. 

2 down. 1 to go. Time to get a few hours before the Dortmund game.

 

Hail. 

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