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  • Funkstain wrote:
    doping as in drugs / dodginess?

    or doping as in financial doping?

    Bit of both but mainly the former
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  • Good stuff Funk and others. The following will be a bit of a rant I’m afraid! *Edit* Lots of one reading it back. Feel totally free to skip over, it was therapeutic for me!

    Liverpool have had to be basically perfect at every level to even compete with City. It’s not realistic to expect any club to maintain this run of decision making brilliance. Just look at our transfer decisions over the last few years. It’s hit after hit. I’m not saying this as a ‘look how brilliant we are’ post at all. It’s just a fact that we’ve spent relatively little (in net spend terms) and yet have had unprecedented transfer success. And in terms of on field organisation and tactical instruction etc Klopp is one of the 3/4 best coaches in the world. So over the last 4 years, in terms of accumulating points we’ve been better than any PL team in history, aside from one, by a country mile (I’ve not fact checked this but 92, 97, 99 points in 3 of those seasons is pretty unprecedented). Now it should probably be acknowledged that City’s brilliance (and unlimited resources) have pushed us on to those heights, and I suspect our brilliance has pushed City on, but City will continue to accumulate 90 points relatively straightforwardly every season and spend vast amounts to do it. And they’ll do it all whilst shamelessly claiming to have bigger commercial income than Man Utd, which is an absolute absurdity. I’m bitter and venting and it’s sour grapes as far as on pitch results and performances go but it’s also true that if it weren’t for Klopp City would have won this league 5 times in a row, and that has never happened in the PL era. And if it weren’t for Klopp City would have won 3 of their titles by a country mile.

    So yes I’m angry that the best Liverpool side we’ll ever see has been beaten by a club with unlimited resources who have been breaking the financial rules for years and getting away with it.
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  • i think a UEFA wide wage cap is the simplest solution. not one tied to income, but a flat figure that would effectively rein in the big spenders.
    leveraged takeovers shouldn't be allowed, nor state owned/influenced (though where you draw the line here could get tricky) and clubs with excessive debts get penalised with a reduction in their max wage cap.
    there's enough money in football that all teams should be able to manage to function without reliance on hugely wealthy owners
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  • Yeah but also, Liverpool could've just... Not drawn one of those eight games they did.
  • Yes, Liverpool should just win every single game and achieve 114 points. Easy.

    That'll teach the oil clubs.
  • That's not what I'm saying.
  • Of course not, but Liverpool's performance levels have been insanely high for years now. Every possible game played so far this season across all comps with 2 games lost.

    Knight's post explains it better than I could.

    Having said that, Klopp's comments about early season form echoes your point, but he has to say something I suppose.
  • Yeah, I mean it's not really news any more is it?
  • They shouldn’t have apologised.
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  • monkey wrote:
    They shouldn’t have apologised.
    The apology is for telling the truth for once. It was an accident.
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  • Seems like Vincent Kompany as our next manager might be happening.  I am shocked.
  • AC Milan just won the scudetto with the lowest wage bill by far of the big 5 champions. They're actually right now "owned" by the hedge fund the previous owner (Chinese "billionaire") took loans out with. Fair play to them for getting it together though. Great scouting got them there.

    They're a great example of a team being more than the sum of their parts!
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  • ZMM wrote:
    AC Milan just won the scudetto with the lowest wage bill by far of the big 5 champions. They're actually right now "owned" by the hedge fund the previous owner (Chinese "billionaire") took loans out with. Fair play to them for getting it together though. Great scouting got them there.

    They're a great example of a team being more than the sum of their parts!

    That’s 3 different champions in the last 3 years in the Italian league. Surely a good thing from a competition point of view.
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  • Yeah was a good season to watch for neutrals, title race went right to the wire.

    First trophyless season for Juve in 10/11 years though. They won't let that stick for too long I hope. Need a completely new midfield, and long term replacements for Chiellini and Bonucci. Not easy.
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    Spurs the only club Jose hasn't won a trophy with. Kinda beautiful.
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  • Spurs the only club Jose hasn't won a trophy with. Kinda beautiful.

    First European Grand Slam Champion.
  • Remember when he lolled at Rafa for winning Chelsea the Ufea cup as a specialist in failure.  Now he’s running round crying over this and banging on about records.  Lovely stuff, humility.
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    That was Wenger wasn't it?
  • That Europa Conference League is a step too far.

    The also-rans of the also-rans. Nah.
  • Ha. Good stuff!
  • The comments though…. sigh.
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  • Nerves are already kicking in for tonight. We need Fabinho and Thiago to play, and Salah to be somewhat better than he was towards the end of season to stand a chance.

    I don’t understand why Liverpool are considered favourites by many. Madrid have beaten us the last three times we’ve played.
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  • My mates who've gone to Paris are having a great time. Just been watching footage from the fan park and various bars. Absolutely bouncing.

    I'm just excited. The positive energy easily overriding the Twitter troll vibe that seems to dominate football these days. Let's enjoy it. Win or lose I will be at the parade tomorrow.

    It does not get better than this.
  • Want Liverpool to win, genuinely, cos of you lot in here. I did feel the love before our final, so really, let's fuckin go reds!

    But, secretly, back of my mind stuff, I loooooooove Modric and the form of Benzo and wouldn't mind another Big Dog performance. They've been absolutely unbelievable.

    Should be a cracker!
  • Hoping for a ‘pool win.

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