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I am not quite sure why Baz seems to have a problem with my post - if he was that bothered, then why not just ignore it and move on, or perhaps, write something constructive and thought provoking (which I guess would have been too difficult for him).
Anyway, i'm just disappointed that after the win vs chelsea, we haven't built on that and pushed on....i'm sure our more experienced players could be doing more - torres, kuyt, lucas, skrtel to name a few - and these players, together with joe cole will need to step up the game over the Christmas period whilst we are without Stevie and Carra.....recent results don't inspire me with much confidence, but i'd expect to get at least 4 points from the villa and newcastle games...
Actually M, just to play devils advocate maybe we could turn your question on its head. We've had awful form away from Anfield all season, so while I'd hope the Wigan and Stoke games were a blimp from a side that looked like it was improving and would push on after the Chelsea win, maybe that was us reverting to our away from home norm. However the Spurs game where we did not get the result, but for most observers did play well and we maybe unlucky not to get at least a point out of the game, that may have been a step up. Hopefully that was not the blimp, but the signs of more to come.
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Based on that period of time and on the heels of the good win over Chelsea, I thought the Wigan result was the worst one of the season because we always knew that Stoke fixture was tricky w/ 4 matches in 12 days. That was a terrible draw @ DW, when we should have taken all 3 especially after taking such a quick and emphatic lead by Torres well taken goal. We let off the gas pedal and sat back when it was a chance for 2 additional points and possibly putting us mentally in the frame of mind to take another 3 @ Stoke, when instead we went in there and got battered by a team we should never lose to. I think the Wigan result set everything else up for fault, and I don't understand why the trouble with them always, even last year 2-1 @ Anfield, 0-1 @ DW...
I get your point about coming away from Spurs with 1, but I disagree with being satisfied. That was 3 points all the way, and 3 points dropped. Even if we had left with a draw, I'd personally have felt just as disappointed as I did with a loss because if nothing else, we couldn't even gain any ground in our goal differential, let alone move a place or two. We were the better team for 3/4 of that match and deserved all 3.
Some think maybe I'm unrealistic, or not being realistic, but I expect 9/9 from Villa, Fulham, Newcastle. That's got to be the mindset rather than thinking 7/9 because then 4/9 becomes a possibility or a reality. Of those 3, the only one who I legitimately view as being able to cause us problems are Newcastle.. if Villa and Fulham do, I don't know what to say.