CITYTALK – A GOOD START? by The Anfield Wrap | Nov 15, 2013 | Footie, Podcast | 5 comments Neil was joined by Kristian Walsh, Rob Gutmann and Sean Rogers as they sum up the season so far. Music this week from Doodah Farm Download Issue 4 of #TAW Monthly via iTunes DIRECT LINK TO CITYTALK: A GOOD START? Podcast RSS feed iTunes 5 Comments JCuzzy on 15 November 2013 at 11:11 pm Bullish until the neck is on the line! Reply ndc on 16 November 2013 at 6:16 pm Great podcast as usual, but I think you guys are overly optimistic regarding Hendo’s goalscoring capabilities. He’s not a great striker of the ball and that won’t change overnight or with a bump in confidence. Reply Pete D on 17 November 2013 at 3:26 pm @NDC, couldn’t disagree with you more re JH. He’s up there as one of the best in the team with his first touch. Technically he’s very strong. His weakness has always been his confidence from stepping up a class. Think he’s capable of 10 league goals a season. Reply steve m on 17 November 2013 at 9:35 am enjoy this wave, enjoy the ride. Reply robin crimes on 17 November 2013 at 9:05 pm Something changed my thinking last weekend. Prior to that, my hopes for this season were 4th place. I saw the top 3 as sewn up with 4 teams fighting for that one remaining CL place. The odds weren’t good as 3 good teams will miss out regardless of how well they’ve played. A Draw away at Newcastle and defeat away at Arsenal had me in a panic that we’d now miss out on 4th by a point or 2 and that we weren’t quite good enough. That changed with last weekend’s football though. Chelsea were fortuitous to get a draw at home (against a team we destroyed at home), City put on another poor display away from home (against a team we beat there), Spurs averageness this season finally caught up with them (at home against the team we felt sick about not beating away from home), Arsenal lost without a fight (against a team we’ve beaten), Everton were lucky to get a point at Palace (the team we battered a few weeks earlier) and Liverpool demolished yet another poor side at Anfield. When talking with my mates after the game the first thing I said was ‘Fulham were poor but’….We can’t keep hammering teams and putting it down to poor opposition. We must be deflating them early on. I completely buy into this average of 2 points which as stated is a result of winning at Anfield. It’s the difference between top 4 and top 7. So, with our home form looking so good, hardly any injuries (good point on TAW recently about the strength of the bench against West Brom) and the form of our rivals – I’m now looking that’s there’s 4 CL places out of 7 available. The odds are so much better. We look at City and Chelsea and the cost of their squad. We look at Arsenal and their brilliant midfield and if we’re honest we think we’re not quite in the same class as them yet. But then you remember we have Suarez, Strurridge, Coutinho, Gerrard, Johnson, Henderson’s role is vital to Liverpool, we’ve got centre halfs as good as the other teams. The keeper is no worse than they have. We’re up there because we’ve got a good team spirit and a good balance to the team and most of all because we’ve got a good team. All the players mentioned above bring something important to the team. No one looks way ahead of us (we got it wrong against Arsenal, I think things could have been different). So yeah, progress is good. It’s been a good start, more so since we’re still experimenting a bit. Soon, we’ll find our best system and start playing better. I can’t see why we can’t win the league. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think we will but that could just be a hangover from the last few years. A lack of belief from me. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.