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Deja bloody vu
« on: Aug 16, 2008, 21:30 »
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Sounds like last season. "We played well, we gave them a game."  Great but no points is no points whether we played well or were crap

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Re: Deja bloody vu
« Reply #1 on: Aug 16, 2008, 21:44 »
Sunderland are short of a prolific goalscorer.

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Re: Deja bloody vu
« Reply #2 on: Aug 17, 2008, 00:44 »
It's easy to take just the scoreline as representative of the game. Doing that in this first game is very misleading. The only difference between the two sides today was Torres' strike. Up until then, Sunderland matched the Champions League finalists quite comfortably. We aren't top 4 standard, but we're streets ahead of last season, and that's an improvement. When we get a decent striker in and don't need to play Murphy, we'll be fine.

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Re: Deja bloody vu
« Reply #3 on: Aug 17, 2008, 09:23 »
I only managed to catch the last 30 mins and from talking to people in the pub, Sunderland matched them for the first hour.

From the little bit I saw:

The lack of another genuine centre back stood out a mile.

We played a right back at left back (yet again).

Carlos Edwards made no contribution whatsoever when he came on, when Malbranque went off, that left a deficit of creativity in midfield.

Diouff lost interest in chasing big hoofs up the field.

Maybe I'm just a hardened pessimist?

Gerry

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Re: Deja bloody vu
« Reply #4 on: Aug 17, 2008, 10:23 »
I only saw the 1st half, but what I saw was a lot better than last year. They can at least pass the ball to each other, and there has to be a better alternative than Murphy. Lets remember Liverpool are a top 4 team, we aren't.

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Re: Deja bloody vu
« Reply #5 on: Aug 17, 2008, 11:14 »
I only managed to catch the last 30 mins and from talking to people in the pub, Sunderland matched them for the first hour.

From the little bit I saw:

The lack of another genuine centre back stood out a mile.

We played a right back at left back (yet again).

Carlos Edwards made no contribution whatsoever when he came on, when Malbranque went off, that left a deficit of creativity in midfield.

Diouff lost interest in chasing big hoofs up the field.

Maybe I'm just a hardened pessimist?

Gerry

I think it's hard not to be a hardened pessimist after all the dross that's gone before, but Keane knows he needs a centre back, left back and forward and he'll get them too. I thought Collins and Nos did ok against Torres/Keane. The first half was more impressive for us and a couple of our midfield tired in the second half after picking up knocks during the week, which let Liverpool get more on top in the 2nd half.

Murphy isn't pulling his weight in this side and when we get a striker in he'll be relegated to the bench. We look miles better than last season, but not world beaters yet.  :wink:

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