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Coffee 7:42 Sat Feb 24
Saturday football
Liverpool are the only one of the top six in action today. With luck, they’ll remain in third spot at 5.00pm. The bottom half remains as close as ever, but if West Brom lose today we may be focusing our attention on candidates for the other two drop spots. It’s quite possible that goal difference will help decide who’s going down, so every goal is important for every team.

Stoke have taken just six points on the road this season and few will expect them to add to that this afternoon. Leicester are in cruise mode and should clear this by a couple of goals. Things not looking great for the Potters. Home win.

A win for the Cherries will go a long way to ensuring their safety for another season. Rafa Benitez claims that every game for the Barcodes now is a cup final, and it’s hard to disagree with that. There’s more confidence in Bournemouth than in Newcastle and, with home advantage on their side you’d expect them to come away with the points, just. Home win.

It’s hard to comprehend what Swansea have managed in recent weeks. From rock bottom certs for the drop to 16th is some achievement. But they come up against a Brighton team also battling for their lives and in a reasonable run of form. This will be a hard-fought game. Home win.

Burnley come into this on a run of indifferent form, while the Saints will look to points rather than league position as the source of their optimism. They’ve added some steel to their game in recent weeks and will see this as a genuine opportunity for more points. Draw.

David Moyes will expect the kind of welcome Anfield reserves for former Everton personnel and that, with luck, should double his determination to get something from this game. Moyes will know that an overly defensive approach is dangerous, with Mo Salah first among multiple threats. Manuel Lanzini returns, as does Winston Reid, and both will have to be on top of their respective games if we’re to compete against a team that’s really flying. With Lanzini, Arnautovic and Chicharito, though, we are more than capable of presenting real threats of our own and therein lies our hope. Can’t help thinking there could be a penalty or two here today. What else can any sane person predict but an away win?

We could see both these teams in the bottom three at the close of business. But the day’s leading probable bore fest is a massive six-pointer and it will be hard to see the Baggies surviving if they lose. Many will take interest in the result, few will bother to watch the game. Draw.

WATFORD vs EVERTON (1730 ko)
A surprising choice for the late game, as this really struggles to get the anticipatory juices flowing. Both sides look good for another season in the Premier League, although it’s not beyond the realms of possibility that Watford get sucked into the relegation race. If you’re going to watch this, order a pizza and make sure there are enough beers in the fridge to see you through what could be a truly dull 90 minutes. Draw.

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Sven Roeder 9:57 Sun Feb 25
Re: Saturday football
Why that headline?
I imagine Arsenal fans completely agree with Neville
Am sure we will have Arsenal tv highlights on here lately.
Didnt watch the game but sounds like Arsenal were piss poor and gave up

Northern Sold 9:40 Sun Feb 25
Re: Saturday football
He did not hold back... Ha ha ha ha

"It's been bad," he said. "There's 30,000 Arsenal fans to my left. They deserve more. Their team has shown them nothing.

"If you put the defending aside, their football has been bad. Their passing has been bad.

"Look at (Aaron) Ramsey, he's walking. (Granit) Xhaka is walking. (Mesut) Ozil is walking. Don't walk at Wembley, run. Look at Ramsey and Xhaka, ambling, jogging back. Absolute disgrace they are. They're giving up, it's spineless".

"I've not really liked the defending for a long time. I've not really liked the leadership or the character or the spirit on the pitch.

"But you've always liked the football.

"I don't even like the football any more. The last bastion has gone. Liverpool, Spurs, City - they all play better football than Arsenal now.

"Chelsea and United are stronger physically and mentally.

"This is a dark, dark day. They've just not shown up.

"Not just to play so badly but to not turn up is desperately disappointing. They've been pathetic. It's been a rubbish performance."

Neville added after Silva scored the third goal: "Forget Arsenal for a minute, they are a disgrace. I mentioned the walking of the Arsenal players.

"The retreating runs of Xhaka and (Jack) Wilshere. They were ambling. It's a disgrace."


Grumpster 9:19 Sun Feb 25
Re: Saturday football
Attempting to watch paok v olympiakos earlier made me realise why I do miss games against millwall.

Olympiakos coach got a full toilet roll straight in his eye before the game during some carnage. Magnificent throw and had some pace behind it.

Game called off and a 3-0 win awarded to them.

Northern Sold 8:35 Sun Feb 25
Re: Saturday football
Ol' Gaz' Neville was not holding back with his thoughts on Arsenal's performance was he.... ha ha ha ha!!!

Lily Hammer 3:36 Sun Feb 25
Re: Saturday football
Don't like watching spurs win, but The Mong did us a favour today.

Palace have big problems, what with their injuries and their next few matches.

Lily Hammer 3:36 Sun Feb 25
Re: Saturday football
Don't like watching spurs win, but The Mong did us a favour today.

Palace have big problems, what with their injuries and their next few matches.

collyrob 3:13 Sun Feb 25
Re: Saturday football
That alli cunt diving again. No pen and no yellow

The Hammers 2:31 Sun Feb 25
Re: Saturday football
Don't like Tottenham

Hope Tomkins scores the winning goal

gph 2:00 Sun Feb 25
Re: Saturday football
Arf at Bobby Madley's obstruction in the Burnley Soton match.

He is truly useless.

lowlife 9:22 Sat Feb 24
Re: Saturday football
I've cheered myself up a bit by reading the Everton 'grand old team' forum. I think they don't like their manager. Only a few months in and their level of vitriol is almost at the level most of ours was.

Mike Oxsaw 9:18 Sat Feb 24
Re: Saturday football
Drawing board?


Sullivan gave that to his kids to scribble on ages ago.

The Management team have to "bond and use their initiative", using whatever they can find blowing around the ground.

terry-h 9:10 Sat Feb 24
Re: Saturday football
Not a good day for us.

Only West Brom and Swansea of the relegation contenders failed to get anything.
So it's back to the drawing board for the Rush Green rabble.

Sven Roeder 3:46 Sat Feb 24
Re: Saturday football
THAT was a good save
But as Rob Green knows an England keeper is allowed no howlers

Sven Roeder 3:44 Sat Feb 24
Re: Saturday football
Southgate will have to toss a coin for his World Cup keeper
Standard of English keepers is the lowest can ever remember
Not quite the era of Shilton , Clemence & Parkes is it

The Hammers 3:39 Sat Feb 24
Re: Saturday football
Butland should have done better..

stoneman 3:38 Sat Feb 24
Re: Saturday football
England’s Number 1

Fuck off 😄😄😄

gph 2:01 Sat Feb 24
Re: Saturday football
My only hope for our game is how often we deliver the unexpected.

Of course, I don't expect the unexpected, because then it will become the expected and won't happen...

, 11:44 Sat Feb 24
Re: Saturday football

Cannot see an away win today.

Mike Oxsaw 11:16 Sat Feb 24
Re: Saturday football
I'm taking some snacks and fizzy pop behind the sofa. Let me know when it's all over.

Westham67 10:32 Sat Feb 24
Re: Saturday football
Coffee 9:28 Sat Feb 24

WBA Home record is the worst one in the League if you include FA cup the have lost 4 and drawn 1 in the last 5 games. I think morale might be down somewhat

Huddersfield on the back of a 4-1 win over Bournemouth, however, their away form is shit

Away win

Sven Roeder 10:23 Sat Feb 24
Re: Saturday football
I’m always hopeful but would snatch a point if offered right now
Our positive is that Liverpool sometimes are a bit complacent at home against ‘lesser’ teams like West Brom recently

As for Watford v Everton on tv I’m not sure what requirements there are on them to feature all the teams. Or how they and Sky divide up the games.
Obviously BT Sport have a low choice this week with a lot of the big teams playing Sunday.
Actually I reckon that might be a decent game if Watford play like they did v Chelsea rather than how they did v us.

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