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Klopp's kids triumph and dealing with mardy managers

Was it Captain Colossus, Klopp’s charisma or just really good academy players that got Liverpool over the line? Alyson Rudd was Nostradamus, highlighting last week the huge impact Virgil Van Dyke has on his Liverpool team. What now for Pochettino and Chelsea, wilting in extra time and still no trophy.

At Old Trafford the shoots of hope were trampled by a very good Fulham performance. It left some wondering, what the club have to show for the second most expensive signing ever…Anthony. For Crystal Palace, Oliver Glasner has hit the ground running with signs of a blueprint after only two games.

Finally, its Arsenal looking strong and good luck to George Elokobi and Maidstone.

 

Timeline:

 

Cup final

2’ Liverpool, well deserved win. Chelsea created better chances, but Liverpool had the fight, hunger and drive.

4’ Tom A felt Chelsea were in the ascendancy, until extra time. Poch’s disappointment was how they played extra time.

8’ Alyson the prophet, saw the impact VVD has on Liverpool.

13’ It is precious to have academy players in big games. It strengthens the bond between team and supporters.

14’ Chelsea had that and they burnt it.

15’ Liverpool testament to a long term structure and plan.

“Its not a coincidence that you get a 19yr old at a club like Liverpool who can step in and look like he’s been there for years.”

19’ Chelsea have wasted their money. Who is not buying into Poch’s culture.

21’ Too many mistakes and get too introverted to easily.

22’ a collective malaise, where is it coming from?

 

Pricky Pep

24’ doesn’t like journalists, looked bored

26’ seems to hate doing press.

28’ The pressure and demands on managers are enormous.

 

Manchester United

31’ Ten Hag back under pressure. Result indicative of what’s going on at the club.

32’ Tom’s visit to Ajax, no one thought Anthony was worth what Man U paid for him.

33’ Are they going to build off field first then the team? Or on pitch first.

36’ Hot managerial market this summer. Liverpool, Barca and Bayern all looking.

37’ Fulham were excellent, they wanted it and were without Paulinha, Jimenez and Willian.

38’ Muniz stepping up, looked good. Iwobi, really good, cool finish.

 

Palace

40’ already there is a blueprint. 3-4-2-1

41’ Matheaus Franca, looked good, suddenly can see why they signed him.

43’ great start for Glasner, good record of signings from championship, Wharton another of them. They have good young players.

44’ free roll of the dice for a mid table club.

 

Arsenal

46’ Playing fantastic, front foot football. They’re flying.

48’ Goals from 19 set pieces and best defence…

50’ Should Eddie howe be worried, they’re tailing away. Look poor first half.

51’ Arsenal suffocated them, pressed them to death.

 

Good luck George!!

Maidstone take on Coventry City in the FA cup tonight. They’re the lowest ranked team to reach round five in over 40 years.

 

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