That was a surprise [results from Liverpool-Arsenal]

Discussion in 'Chelsea' started by bbrex, Nov 28, 2004.

  1. bbrex

    bbrex New Member

    May 9, 2003
    College Station, TX
    I have inlaws coming over, so I've had the live update on and check it from time to time. I step away with five minutes left in the match and hoping Liverpool can hold the draw, but a goal by Mellor apparently won it for Liverpool. Unfortunately, the live updates end at the 86 minute, so I don't konw how the goal was scored. Anyone?

    Chelsea add 3 yesterday, Arsenal let 1 slip away today. I could stand for a few more weekends like this.
     
  2. Tarka

    Tarka New Member

    Jun 29, 2004
    Maryland, US
    The BBC said 90th minute+ Kewell got the ball to Mellor and he drilled it from about 25 yards. 5 points clear :D
     
  3. Riz

    Riz Member+

    Nov 18, 2004
    R-ville, Murrlin
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Agreed! :D

    I'm looking forward to the next SoccerAM - Lovejoy was looking a bit down yesterday. ;)

    5 POINTS CLEAAAAAAAAAAR! Come on you Blues! :D
     
  4. srd....

    srd.... Member

    Apr 20, 2004
    Cork City.
    all i can say was both the scousers goals today were STUNNING.

    but mellors goal was a punt up-field by the keeper,two aresnal defenders jumped for it,missed it,tryed to turn but let it bounce just in front of mellor,who had no right to take the shot on for were he was............but he did!!!!!

    word's can't describe how awesome his finish was,first goal in the premiership,in front of the kop end,last few seconds of the match and it was against arsenal.
    fairy tale stuff........

    10/10
    :D
     
  5. sinner78

    sinner78 BigSoccer Supporter

    Sheffield Wednesday
    England
    Nov 7, 2001
    Arse had a 5 point lead themselves only afew weeks back .Things have turned around really quickly and could easily turn right back around again later.
     
  6. Clan

    Clan Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Oh how true that is.

    I said before on another thread that i've seen Chelsea flatter to decieve many times before.

    I'll remain quiet untill after the new year begins.Old red nose knows what he's talking about when he says he wants Man U too win all their games between now and the new year.

    We lost the title over the holiday period last season!
     
  7. Clan

    Clan Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Fantastic game, one of the better ones i've seen this season.

    Liverpool deserved the win in my mind, Arsenal were struggling to get anything going all game.
    I think when Henry lashed out there at the end and got himself carded (how often does that happen eh?) summed up their whole effort - frustrating.

    Cracker of a goal from that young kid, quality.
     
  8. srd....

    srd.... Member

    Apr 20, 2004
    Cork City.
    yeah it really was one of the best games so far this season,open and flowing all the way through the 92 minutes.liverpool definately deserved the win today,to be honest even before a ball was kicked,there was something in the air or an aura around the whole game that suggested an upset was on the cards.just one of those days i guess,but a well fought and hard earned victory by the pool today no question.

    and best of all a nice little points cushion for our lot,which hopefully we can retain going into the arsenal match next month.still all to play for no doubt about that but it's definately a step in the right direction.

    but yeah what a really good match today,3 goals of the highest quality with plenty of other talking points,great entertainment all round. :D
     
  9. Clan

    Clan Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    The Arsenal game is huge, if we win it could put the final nail in their confidence coffin.

    However, of even more importance is the game against the Toon.
    We simply must get all three from that game.
    The thing of overriding importance, imho, is to still be top ofthe table after the Arsenal game, regardless of the result.
     
  10. BridgeMonkee

    BridgeMonkee BigSoccer Supporter

    Jul 25, 2002
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Was a great game to watch that one (saw it live on the PPV) and Liverpool just had a lot more hustle about them and they deserved the win. What was interesting is that Liverpool played a 4-5-1 and really pinned the Arsenal full backs and wide players back. Arsenal seemed lethargic and unable to get into their stride. Gerard was simply awesome; I cannot wait to see him in a Chelsea top ;) in the Lampard-Parker-Gerrard 3 man middle next season.

    I see cracks appearing in the mentality of the Arsenal team. I see the heads go down in the Arsenal team and I saw squabbling team mates. I think I even heard Reyes making monkey chants when Ashley Cole got the ball (sick joke – sorry). I see an Arsenal team filled with anxiety and disruption. They are not the team they were. The Arse looked unhappy.

    Arsenal will still finish in the top 3 this year (but maybe not in the top 2) and Liverpool despite this effort will be fortunate to make the top four.


    I shall be at that toon game so we better get a nice result :)
     
  11. ZANI

    ZANI Member

    Feb 14, 2004
    USA
    Not to me! Glad to see I am on schedule in my prediction. I predicted Arsenal loosing to United, Pool and then Chelsea before January.
     
  12. Clan

    Clan Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    You did? :confused:
     
  13. Dave_M

    Dave_M New Member

    May 25, 2004
    Enfield
    Apparently so. Easy to be clarevoiant after the even no?

    To be Lampard, er.... Frank, I expected us to loose today. Its been due, we havent been playing well, and Liverpool got the job done.

    But its far from over. 5 points is not as huge as it sounds. Arsenal has a historical edge over Chelsea at Highbury, and IF we can take 3 points there we only need you to draw a game where we win and its back level, and with 5+ months of football left in the season its far from over.

    Me im secretly hopinh Man U get in in gear by christmas so we can have a good old fasioned title race on our hands again. Be just like the old days eh :)
     
  14. BridgeMonkee

    BridgeMonkee BigSoccer Supporter

    Jul 25, 2002
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Yep. It is marathon and not a sprint. 5 points clear in Feb and you still aint the champions, so 5 points clear in November is nothing really. . .

    That said we're looking good and I expect Drogba to hit some form after Christmas; no rush here :) Man U will surely get some form together and make a real race of it
     
  15. Naughtius Maximus

    Jul 10, 2001
    Shropshire
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Man, I wish we could have got StevieG in the summer...

    The Arse were all out of sorts yesterday. They seemed to have been affected by the ManU result more than you'd think. Rather surprised to see Vieira and Henry lashing out like that. Vieira should have been sent off for a second bookable offense when he had his yellow card - the one before that was pretty appalling as well but he seemed to get away with it because he argued the point. I can see what Sir red Nose means now by 'that mob getting away' with stuff.
     
  16. Naughtius Maximus

    Jul 10, 2001
    Shropshire
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Hmm, not sure about that to be honest.

    Yer man, Benitez, seems to know how to get people playing together... witness young Mellor who, (apart from the goal, which I admit was a bit lucky), ran around like a demented thing in furtherance of 'the cause'. Even the boy, Kewell, seems to be finding his feet a bit at the moment and the Spanish contingent seem to be working well and fitting in.

    With StevieG running midfield and some recognised strikers back at some point I can see them making a push later on in the year.
     
  17. mst77

    mst77 New Member

    Jul 10, 2002
    Washington
    Re: That was a surprise

    That yellow card will be keeping him out of the match against us on the 12th. The Arse may have to abandon their normal formation if Fabregas and Flamini are the only available CM's as I've read somewhere.
     
  18. sinner78

    sinner78 BigSoccer Supporter

    Sheffield Wednesday
    England
    Nov 7, 2001

    I think this is chelsea's year ,clan .
    I've got a feeling in my bones . :cool:
     
  19. billyho96

    billyho96 Member

    Aug 16, 2003
    Arkansas
    They did deserve to win, but best game? Maybe exciting ending, but the game, like the 'pool/Chelsea, games was awful to watch. Arsenal had one shot on goal the entire match, ONE. And no a single corner. Boring stuff.
     
  20. nicephoras

    nicephoras A very stable genius

    Fucklechester Rangers
    Jul 22, 2001
    Eastern Seaboard of Yo! Semite
    Which games have you been watching Andy? Kewell was awful again!
     
  21. Vybz Cartel

    Vybz Cartel New Member

    Nov 29, 2004
    Jamaica
    This did not suprise me when i was watching the match because Liverpool totally dominated the match and they deserved to win. great goal by mellor
     
  22. Naughtius Maximus

    Jul 10, 2001
    Shropshire
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Well, I'm not talking in absolute terms you understand. He's just looked a bit more useful when I have caught him since RB took over which, admittedly. hasn't been that often.
     
  23. BridgeMonkee

    BridgeMonkee BigSoccer Supporter

    Jul 25, 2002
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Yeah, Andy. . .Kewell was lousy – I cannot believe they had the audacity to compare him to Duff in the past.

    Up front the pool didn’t look very dangerous to me. That said, Liverpool have had a hard time with injuries. But Kewell and Pongo didn’t have any real penetration, any real dangerous quality, Liverpools performance was really down to grit and tenacity and the performance of Gerrard. That Nunez looks a promising player for them though.
     
  24. Naughtius Maximus

    Jul 10, 2001
    Shropshire
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Well we definitely ain't talking Duffer standards here - THAT'S for damn sure... more of an impression but, like I said, I haven't really caught too much of the lad.
    Well, that's kinda what I meant - not that they'e going to be competitive in terms of winning the EPL or whatever - just that they're looking more competitive than they used to before.

    I tend to think that last year even an under-performing Arse side would have rolled over them. In the game yesterday all the 'pool players were 'getting a foot in' and 'defending from the front' and all that - even the Beeb noticed it. They had a match analysis by... er, Gordon Strachan I think... and he pointed it out. Don't forget that's pretty much how Valencia played too when he managed them.

    Anyway, we'll see I suppose.
     
  25. BridgeMonkee

    BridgeMonkee BigSoccer Supporter

    Jul 25, 2002
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Agreed geeze, agreed. They were getting their foot in and getting AT Arsenal and Arsenal clearly didn’t like it. It upset them, upset their rhythm totally. Arsenal (apart from perhaps Henty and Viera – who were both booked) were not really fighting back. They were lethargic and sulky – they had the air of a great team that suddenly becomes a little jaded, a little degenerate, that it was some other players job to do the hard work. Or maybe that is just my wishful thinking? :) Am I just trying to put the hoodoo on the Arse?

    RE: Liverpool if they had an Owen and/or Cisse I’d fancy them a lot more. No matter how hard you work, you still need some real quality at times. --- I just looked at the table and you are right Pool could easily get the fourth spot, it’s up to Villa, Borro and Everton. The transfer window is going to be very important to both Liverpool and Everton.
     

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