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The FA CUP Fifth Round ** Spoilers ** [2nd - 5th March 2020]

Discussion in 'The Football Stadium' started by Cosimo, Feb 20, 2020.

  1. Mark1989

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    I'm not confident about that either madrid will just sit back and not move and right now we create nothing so not a good combo :(
     
  2. adam cool dude

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    Your guys just look burnt out. What they have achieved over the past year is astonishing. They will be back stronger after the summer.
     
  3. Pigeon_Killer

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    We were fine before the winter break, the players look like they've gone on holiday already.
     
  4. adam cool dude

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    Did anyone spot the Southgate lookalike in the crowd :p. I think he is a Liverpool fan.
     
  5. robfosters

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    This shows just how hard fighting on all fronts actually is on teams
     
  6. Tombstone

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    We wont beat Atletico, they've shown how defence is their strengthen and we arent playing well enough to break them down at the moment. I predict a 0-0, then just a slow drift through the remainder of the season until the title is claimed. Then a bit of a clearout in the summer and buy Sancho, Havertz and Werner with any luck.
     
  7. manic111

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    I think losing Henderson was the bigger issue. I'd like us to have tried TAA in midfield tonight with Williams at RB.
     
  8. robfosters

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    I think this is Bayern’s year in the champions league
     
  9. Pigeon_Killer

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    Meh, another defeat but it's in the least important competition. Need a big performance and Henderson back soon. He sets the tempo and the team appear to be really missing him atm.

    Well played Chelsea, deserved the win and played well.
     
  10. BaZ87

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    Meh. Our performance levels when we play these mixed line-ups always seem to drop far more than they should, particularly in midfield we end up wide open. There's been no real difference in today's performance than pretty much any domestic cup game we've played in the last few years or the Club World Cup games earlier this season - we look all over the place and rely on individual performances to get us anything. The biggest concern is the form of Fabinho over the last few week - he looked like he was running in treacle for Chelsea's 2nd today.
     
  11. robfosters

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    I expected more of a bounce back from Liverpool after Saturday tbh
     
  12. sigma

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    I doubt it will but I hope the decline continues!
     
  13. chroniclard

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    Poor again. Well played Chelsea though.
     
  14. jonneymendoza

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    wobble wobble liverpool?
     
  15. Colonel_Klinck

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    Just shows how lucky they have been with injuries this season. Henderson out for a couple of games and midfield looks shaky.
     
  16. Purdy

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    True, we've had 0 injuries
     
  17. omnomnom

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    This is such a boring argument. We've had a bloody load of injuries.
     
  18. omnomnom

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    The reaction is absolutely wild from all fans...especially opposing ones. We havent just played Portsmouth away or Reading at home...its Chelsea who are a good side. They always raise there game for us and they went into this tie as favourites.
     
  19. adam cool dude

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    We have beaten Chelsea three times this season and we are poor :p.
     
  20. Mark1989

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    I think part of the reaction is of course just to take **** out of us but that aside even the games we have won recently such as West Ham we weren't great at all.

    Our form has nose dived