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Match Thread: Liverpool FC vs Wolves


A Huge Game

By Wolves
December 29 2019

After their exhilarating win over Manchester City on Friday evening, Wolves face an even bigger challenge this afternoon with a trip to the runaway League leaders Liverpool

Above all else this afternoon Head Coach Nuno Espirito Santo will surely be hoping that his team will 'compete' against Liverpool, as this is his watchword about his team during interviews. Wolves face the challenge of being the last team this year to have a chance of beating Liverpool for the first time this season, and restoring themelves to 5th place in the League.

Considering this is first team's second game in less then 45 hours - something which few fans can see any sense in - it is expected that Nuno will make some changes to the starting eleven, however he is an unpredictable manager, and may prefer to stick with the team that has been so successful in their last two games.

 

The game will be screened live as part of Sky TV's Super Sunday programme with a 4:30 pm kick off, and our referee will be Anthony Taylor. This board will carry a commentary and members are encouraged to post their observations for the benefit of those unable to follow the game.

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Match Thread: Liverpool FC vs Wolves
Discussion started by Wolves , 29/12/2019 12:00
Wolves
29/12/2019 12:00
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2020:01:14:11:20:19 by Cheshire wolf.

Cheshire wolf
29/12/2019 15:37
Four changes to the starting line-up, and perhaps surprisingly the four scorers from Friday's game are on the bench!!

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Ivybridge Wolf
29/12/2019 15:38
Nuno rings the changes!!

This is who we're up against

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wolverina
29/12/2019 15:40
Mmm... hope he's not decided to not contest this.. mind you, I don't know that much about some of the players he's chosen. "In Nuno we trust" ??

Cheshire wolf
29/12/2019 16:04
Of course it's always possible Nuno doesn't see us getting much from this game and wants to rest part of our strike force for the game at Watford on Wednesday which doesn't look like being an easy venture now that Nigel Pearson is having an impact there!

wolverina
29/12/2019 16:20
Well I bow to Nuno's expertise 😊 but I'm sure the new ones will want to impress, so let's see how it goes! UTW!

Lupinehowler
29/12/2019 16:28
Interesting team setup, let’s see how it works out.

Cheshire wolf
29/12/2019 16:30
Cutrone Ill and unable to play, so is replaced on the bench by Oscar Buur



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Cheshire wolf
29/12/2019 16:33
Jonny playing on right wing & Vinagre on left

Cheshire wolf
29/12/2019 16:35
First goal attempt to L'pool as Salah puts Alexander-Arnold's cross just over the bar. First let-off!

Cheshire wolf
29/12/2019 16:37
1st corner to Wolves

Cheshire wolf
29/12/2019 16:44
Wolves well organised and holding their own for first 12 minutes, but L'pool always loooking dangerous

wolverina
29/12/2019 16:47
Well they just have to give it a go....

Cheshire wolf
29/12/2019 16:50
Good attack by Wolves breaks down then Firminho ends up with a deflected shot well collected by Rui

Cheshire wolf
29/12/2019 16:53
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wolverina
Well they just have to give it a go....
Absolutely Wolverina & they seem to be trying to address the undoubted threat L'pool pose whilst trying also attack when possible - so far do good

Cheshire wolf
29/12/2019 17:01
Most of L'pool's threat is coming down the right wing & involving Alexander- Arnold, but Kilman & Coady are coping well so far. Salah very much involved as expected. Ryan Bennett does well to block a shot from Sane then Firminho heads wide from corner

Cheshire wolf
29/12/2019 17:08
Neves hurt in a clash with Lallana but OK to continue.

Cheshire wolf
29/12/2019 17:14
Sane puts the ball in the net, question whether handled by Lallana & ruled out by Referrpee. Gone to VAR & goal stands
L'pool 1 Wolves 0

wolverina
29/12/2019 17:19
Oh the joys of VAR? Was it a goal - never mind. Hang on till half time and bring the big guns on! Nothing to lose now and they have had a rest....

wolverina
29/12/2019 17:20
OMG! where did that come from... bloody brilliant!!! UTW!

Cheshire wolf
29/12/2019 17:21
Yellow card for Lallana after a foul on Jota. Free kick for Neves just outside are deflected for a corner.
Neto scores on the edge of half time after played back in by Jonny, & he passes it into bottom corner. Gone VAR whether Jonny is offside. Goal disallowed because his hand was offside
L'pool 1 Wolves 0 at half time



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wolverina
29/12/2019 17:22
O ffs.................!!!!!!!!!!!

wolverina
29/12/2019 17:23
LiVARpool - now I know what they mean! OK - we'll do it on the second half!

Andy Fincher
29/12/2019 17:25
If I offend anyone I do not apologize for it but if there is anyone who still thinks VAR is a good idea then you are a mutant who shouldn't be walking around without your carer.

wolf123
29/12/2019 17:25
Its a crying shame to see the game ruined by the b*astards destroyed the sport with goals being disallowed due to a hand being offside. We cant celebrate goals anymore, the hand being offside had no impact on a perfectly legitimate goal. My account on here is closed down but regardless, I shall take up a new hobby away from football as its now become a complete and utter farce.

Lupinehowler
29/12/2019 17:28
Technology is ruining a fabulous game, I can fully sympathise with Nuno.
VAR has removed the heart and subsequently the enjoyment of the game and the sooner it is binned the better. Or let’s do away with the ref and just rely on laser images on the pitch with buzzers and bells for every incident, players would of course have to wear trackers.
FFS give us our game back.

wolverina
29/12/2019 17:28
Well, the lads will be seething - so let's hope that manifests itself on the pitch in the second half. I think we're doing great after 44 hours break. They are all heroes in my book!

Ivybridge Wolf
29/12/2019 17:37
Football is dead



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Cheshire wolf
29/12/2019 17:39
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wolf123
My account on here is closed down but regardless, I shall take up a new hobby away from football as its now become a complete and utter farce.

Angry I have asked Sportnetwork to look at the problem you are having logging on, and that should happen tomorrow

Cheshire wolf
29/12/2019 17:41
Wolves have made a bright start to second half. Nuno was shown a yellow card in all the VAR carry on surrounding our 'goal'

wolverina
29/12/2019 17:45
Nuno gets a yellow card - the game is becoming a farce - my old dad would be turning in his grave!!

Cheshire wolf
29/12/2019 17:47
It strikes me that all fans in the grounds affected by these ridiculous VAR decisions are unanimously singing "It's not football any more". Let's hope someone takes notice of them.

Cheshire wolf
29/12/2019 17:49
Jota just offside before getting a shot off from a very narrow angle.
Saiss replaces Neves & Adama replaces Donk

wolverina
29/12/2019 17:52
How long before someone fouls Adama...

Cheshire wolf
29/12/2019 17:56
Kilman & Vinagre doing OK against Salah & Alexander-Arnold so far. Keita being prepared for L'pool. Ref turns down penalty appeal as Jonny robs Mane

wolf123
29/12/2019 17:58
Incidentally its not just the VAR , its implementation of it. Anyone with half a working brain cell would give the benefit of the doubt to the attacking player and not rule a goal out due to a hand being inches past the last defender. The same applies to encroachment with a players foot in the pen area with a spot kick, overly zealous decisions have taken over from common sense and VAR is supposedly only used in the event of a clear and obvious error bbut is being abused by thick c*nts that can't utilise common sense

Cheshire wolf
29/12/2019 17:58
Lallana replaced by Keita

Cheshire wolf
29/12/2019 18:00
Jot robs Van Dyke and lets go a vicious shot which Allison parries for a corner.. then he has to parry Adama's cross



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Cheshire wolf
29/12/2019 18:03
Raul makes his entrance replacing Diogo Jota

Cheshire wolf
29/12/2019 18:04
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wolverina
How long before someone fouls Adama...
Just Wolverina... by Wijnaldum

wolverina
29/12/2019 18:11
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Cheshire wolf
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wolverina
How long before someone fouls Adama...
Just Wolverina... by Wijnaldum


Bit longer than usual, then - still if your team is leading...

Cheshire wolf
29/12/2019 18:11
Coady to rescue to prevent a goal from Salah, then tackles Keita to clear the danger

Cheshire wolf
29/12/2019 18:16
Exciting period with Wolves posing serious threat, tackling hard, never giving up

Cheshire wolf
29/12/2019 18:18
Milner replaces Wijnaldum & Origi replaces Firmino

Cheshire wolf
29/12/2019 18:19
Moutinho well set up on edge of the area but gets it all together wrong

Cheshire wolf
29/12/2019 18:20
Great play by Vinagre down left wing, crosses to Raul who sets up Saiss and he smashes it over the bar

Cheshire wolf
29/12/2019 18:22
Four added minutes for us to get the draw in

Cheshire wolf
29/12/2019 18:23
Vinagre breaks into area & gets greedy instead of passing to Raul

Cheshire wolf
29/12/2019 18:27
Joao puts the ball in but Raul doesn't move - shame!
Jamie Carragher surprise surprise gives MotM to AlexanderArnold, who has been average. Coady has been masterful, but he plays for Wolves!!!!
That's it all over. Wolves deprived of a point by such a marginal VAR decision so disappointing
Liverpool 1 Wolves 0

wolverina
29/12/2019 18:31
SO bloody annoying to lose to a machine. Proud of the way they played though - UTW

Lupinehowler
29/12/2019 18:35
So proud of our team. They just never give up and Liverpool were on the rack for most of the second half. How many points has VAR cost us this season? Get rid of the technology and rely on the officials, far more organic and enjoyable or we might as well just play FM2020.

Andy Fincher
29/12/2019 18:47
@#$%& seething. Liverpool were the ones hanging on in the end and wanted the final whistle (see Klopp looking at his watch). It sounds as though the handball for Liverpool's goal wasn't Lallana but van Dijk in the build up which wasn't even checked.
The offside for the Wolves goal could not have been clear and obvious and anyway the advantage was supposed to be given to the attacker and even then, what advantage he gained with his right knacker, or whatever it was, being offside is beyond me.
The best team lost and we were robbed by a @#$%& idiot using @#$%& VAR which should be dumped. It wont be of course because the people in control are too thick and pig headed to admit they made a mistake in implementing it. It's as if they want to ruin the game.
It was supposed to finish controversy but all it's done is cause more @#$%& controversy.
Stick it in the nearest skip together with any @#$%& nimrod who still thinks it's a good idea.

Cheshire wolf
29/12/2019 19:24
Come down off the fence and say what you really think Andy!!!

Ivybridge Wolf
29/12/2019 20:38
those @#$%& @#$%& in the VAR office need to be sacked. A disgrace to football, a travesty of justice to the games and our team. We played so well tonight, twarted by a bunch, and I repeat advisdedly, of load of f@$&&£@ **$@@&s.

All these Sky armchair hero's who wanted VAR - stick it up your @#$%& - you deserve the Shyster football you're getting. Absolutely shhhiite.

Robbed, fffing robbed.



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Lupinehowler
29/12/2019 21:14
For what it’s worth I have emailed the FA berating VAR on all the usual topics, fractures the game, undermines the officials, petty, not in the nature of the game etc etc.
Anyone who wishes to do the same feel free, or start a Facebook campaign.
Probably won’t come to anything but I feel better for doing it.

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