You’re exactly right and it was the story of last season. Conceding from the opposition’s first attack, then pummelling them but not scoring as the clock ticks on. Spurs on Saturday was the same.Yes I agree.
To be honest we've always had this issue of missed chances with Pep, but if you score 3 or 4 from 25 goal attempts, it's not an issue, we almost always win, but while we are scoring 0 or 1, it becomes an issue, because we are one bit of bad luck/bad defending from going behind, and when we go behind, we struggle to get it back.
I think Pep sees them but the club wouldn’t always pay to get them sorted.Last season and this one I think will be rare disappointments caused by a bit of a perfect storm. To be fair if you could choose a couple of seasons to be underwhelming then these two would probably be the ones...
In terms of the future I think there is plenty to look forward too, though happy clappers maybe get a tad carried away and fail to see some blatantly obvious weaknesses that need to be addressed, as does Pep it seems.
Our league position most definitely is not a reflection of our team and due to playing two months without a striker.
I fully believe we will climb the league over the next 2 months now we can put the CL to bed for a while and our strikers are coming back.
Not so sure about winning the league given the unpredictability thanks to Covid but we will be there or thereabouts..
Nothing really to sort if we’re creating that many chances other than players striking the ball cleanly and on target. It’ll happen soon enoughI feel the same generally, I think the football is there, but I do have a worry, and that is clear from the last 2 games, 44 shots, 16 on target, 1 goal, it's bordering on ridiculous, and needs sorting out, it was last seasons problem at times, but it's got worse.
Penalty wise the two handed one by their defender in the second half was as blatant as can be yet nothing given, hardly mentioned on the commentaryAm I happy with our league position? Hell no. But I dont think things are half as gloomy as many make out. We got 1 point from Scouser and Spurs games, but on another day, it could have been 6. Kev slots his penalty, then we likely win that game. And we could easily have scored 3 against Spurs: first KDB's drive is destined for the bottom corner except it hits Jesus who is on the ground; then Jesus's was a handball, but marginal and clearly much less blatant than TAA's last year and no worse than Llorente's in the CL; and finally Mahrez goes down in the penalty box when clipped and surely it's a spot kick.
Meanwhile, all the squad is finally fit, the defence is mostly looking more solid, and our three new boys are settling in decently. We have qualified for the CL scoring 10 and conceding 1, allowing us to rest some players in the last two match rounds. And the uncertainty over Pep is gone or at least another year.
Sure maybe I need to wipe my very blue-tinted specs. But it looks likely that nobody will run away with this season's title. Could well be like 2013/14 where 86 points won it after we had lost 4 of our first 12 games and were sitting in 10th place as I recall.
We have Chelsea-Spurs and Spurs-Scousers coming up. A couple of draws, and suddenly we could be right back in the mix. Oh and win the derby so we are back above the Scum. It's very 2020 to see them ahead of us in the league ...
I feel the same generally, I think the football is there, but I do have a worry, and that is clear from the last 2 games, 44 shots, 16 on target, 1 goal, it's bordering on ridiculous, and needs sorting out, it was last seasons problem at times, but it's got worse.
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