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Title: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on December 28, 2008, 08:56:16 PM
"You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread



We leading going into the New Year, so I guess now is a good time to start a thread where allyuh other people/things could come and pay homage to us  :devil:


The contents of this thread shall hereby include conversation about in-the-news topics, the Club and its owners, players, backroom staff, supporters and any other news items that might have a bearing on the day-to-day operations of the Club, both on and off the field.
Moderators feel free to merge all other Liverpool news in here.




The Liverpool FC Trophy Cabinet


League Champions 18
1900-01 1905-06 1921-22 1922-23 1946-47
1963-64 1965-66 1972-73 1975-76 1976-77
1978-79 1979-80 1981-82 1982-83 1983-84
1985-86 1987-88 1989-90   
2008-09 should be official sometime in April    ;)

Division Two Winners 4
1893-94 1895-96 1904-05 1961-62   

Football Association Challenge Cup Winners 7
1964-65 1973-74 1985-86 1988-89 1991-92
2000-01  2005-06     

League Cup Winners 7
1980-81 1981-82 1982-83 1983-84 1994-95
2000-01 2002-03     

Football Association Charity Shield Winners 15
1964* 1965* 1966 1974 1976
1977* 1979 1980 1982 1986*
1988 1989 1990* 2001 2006
( * shared)         

European Cup Winners 5
1976-77 1977-78 1980-81 1983-84 2004-05

UEFA Cup Winners 3
1972-73 1975-76 2000-01   

European Super Cup Winners 3
1977 2001 2005     

Super Cup Winners 1
1985-86         

Carlsberg Trophy 3
1997-98 1998-99 1999-2000   

Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on December 28, 2008, 08:57:30 PM
Misery for Magpies as Reds run riot

Steven Gerrard bagged a brace as Liverpool laid down the Premier League title gauntlet with a ruthless 5-1 demolition of Newcastle on Sunday.

Rafael Benitez's pacesetters pulled four points clear of second-placed Chelsea, who play Fulham at Craven Cottage, but they could have won by an even more convincing scoreline had Shay Given not pulled off a string of world-class saves in the first half.

The Magpies goalkeeper denied Dirk Kuyt and both Gerrard and Lucas Leiva on two occasions with stunning stops, while Charles N'Zogbia made a goalline clearance as the Reds ran the hosts ragged early doors.

But Given could do nothing to stop Gerrard's clinical opener on 31, when the England star sidefooted in off the inside of the upright after a clever cut-back from the right touchline by Yossi Benayoun.

It was 2-0 five minutes later as Sami Hyypia steered a towering header from a Gerrard corner into the net - but the beleaguered hosts were given a lifeline on the stroke of half-time when David Edgar glanced home from a corner.

Michael Owen had earlier had a goal ruled out for Damien Duff being offside before crossing to him - but he didn't get a sniff after the break and the Reds went two clear again on 50 minutes, when six Newcastle players watched a still ball in their six-yard box, allowing Ryan Babel to poke home from close range.

Joe Kinnear sent Geremi on from the bench and he hit the crossbar with a free-kick on 58, but Gerrard made it a four-star display on 66 when he latched onto Lucas' defence-splitting pass and dinked the ball over Given.

Steven Taylor was lucky not to see red for a frustrated rugby tackle on Pepe Reina 15 minutes from time, but Reds sub Xabi Alonso ensured there were high fives all round for the visitors on 76 after converting a penalty awarded by referee Mark Halsey after Edgar had fouled David Ngog in the box.

Danny Guthrie's late free-kick was tipped over the bar by Reina - but there was little to celebrate for Newcastle fans on the day unpopular owner Mike Ashley confirmed he no longer plans to sell the club.

Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on December 28, 2008, 09:09:49 PM
Ha ha... good one.


What's a brace though?  ???








... kidding.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on December 28, 2008, 09:16:27 PM
Ha ha... good one.


What's a brace though?  ???








... kidding.
well ah was going and answer yuh but ah decide tuh change meh mind  :D
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Observer on December 28, 2008, 09:39:25 PM
Pool on fire at the moment and its the best I have seen them for years. Rafa should stay away more  ;D
Seriously, they looked well balanced and goals coming from a variety of players (always a good thing for a team). It would be nice to see them win the league
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on December 28, 2008, 10:01:12 PM

well ah was going and answer yuh but ah decide tuh change meh mind  :D

Yuh know man have tuh pay homage tuh Tallman  :rotfl:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Tenorsaw on December 28, 2008, 11:06:06 PM
Bout damn time we clear we start we own thread on this forum. ;D  Looking good for the new year.  No Torres and we three points clear.  Who would have thought.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on December 29, 2008, 12:56:26 AM
I'd rather walk alone
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on December 29, 2008, 01:01:05 AM
I'd rather walk alone

Then why yuh in here looking fuh company?
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: rotatopoti3 on December 29, 2008, 02:19:18 AM
I'd rather walk alone

Then why yuh in here looking fuh company?
   :rotfl:

Indeed...we dont need any Manure(cannot come close to the Anfield atmosphere...keep yuh gate receipts)..on this thread...its Pure POOL....  :beermug:

What a Legendary Club...d amount of accolades that this club has received is UNBELIVABLE...and the fans-ABSOLUTELY PRICELESS...



Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Gladman on December 29, 2008, 07:19:21 AM
"You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread

We leading going into the New Year, so I guess now is a good time to start a thread where allyuh other people/things could come and pay homage to us  :devil:



The Liverpool FC Trophy Cabinet


League Champions 18
1900-01 1905-06 1921-22 1922-23 1946-47
1963-64 1965-66 1972-73 1975-76 1976-77
1978-79 1979-80 1981-82 1982-83 1983-84
1985-86 1987-88 1989-90   
2008-09 should be official sometime in April    ;)

Division Two Winners 4
1893-94 1895-96 1904-05 1961-62   

Football Association Challenge Cup Winners 7
1964-65 1973-74 1985-86 1988-89 1991-92
2000-01  2005-06     

League Cup Winners 7
1980-81 1981-82 1982-83 1983-84 1994-95
2000-01 2002-03     

Football Association Charity Shield Winners 15
1964* 1965* 1966 1974 1976
1977* 1979 1980 1982 1986*
1988 1989 1990* 2001 2006
( * shared)         

European Cup Winners 5
1976-77 1977-78 1980-81 1983-84 2004-05

UEFA Cup Winners 3
1972-73 1975-76 2000-01   

European Super Cup Winners 3
1977 2001 2005     

Super Cup Winners 1
1985-86         

Carlsberg Trophy 3
1997-98 1998-99 1999-2000   




I've seen bigger trophy cabinets ,the season is still early ya'll could still end up trophy less.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: dinho on December 29, 2008, 07:56:11 AM
 :puking:

Liverpool's title challenge will crumble because of:

1. Pressure
2. Lack of depth (N'gog, El Zhar?)
3. Rafa is a goat (eg. didnt have the balls to go for the win despite Arsenal being a man short)

And this is what will happen in this thread when it does crumble.

Expect to be inundated with lectures about Liverpool's history and titles won once upon a time long before many of us were born.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Tenorsaw on December 29, 2008, 08:18:03 AM
:puking:

Liverpool's title challenge will crumble because of:

1. Pressure
2. Lack of depth (N'gog, El Zhar?)
3. Rafa is a goat (eg. didnt have the balls to go for the win despite Arsenal being a man short)

And this is what will happen in this thread when it does crumble.

Expect to be inundated with lectures about Liverpool's history and titles won once upon a time long before many of us were born.

So we decide to buss some good young talent and it's a no.  El Zhar, and Insua have been around the first team for some time, and they deserve their chance.  N'gog is a good talent who is doing well. Benitez doesn't just give young players chances, unless they're good enough.  when he bought N'gog, he said that the player was good enough to go straight into the first team squad and skip the reserves.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: dinho on December 29, 2008, 08:25:20 AM
:puking:

Liverpool's title challenge will crumble because of:

1. Pressure
2. Lack of depth (N'gog, El Zhar?)
3. Rafa is a goat (eg. didnt have the balls to go for the win despite Arsenal being a man short)

And this is what will happen in this thread when it does crumble.

Expect to be inundated with lectures about Liverpool's history and titles won once upon a time long before many of us were born.

So we decide to buss some good young talent and it's a no.  El Zhar, and Insua have been around the first team for some time, and they deserve their chance.  N'gog is a good talent who is doing well. Benitez doesn't just give young players chances, unless they're good enough.  when he bought N'gog, he said that the player was good enough to go straight into the first team squad and skip the reserves.

buss that young talent against Wigan and West Brom.

When yuh playing a direct title rival and yuh have them there for the killing, yuh must bring out yuh big guns.

I tired tell men, Rafa does turn bitch in big games and play frighten. That go hurt them in the long run.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Observer on December 29, 2008, 08:58:27 AM
:puking:

Liverpool's title challenge will crumble because of:

1. Pressure
2. Lack of depth (N'gog, El Zhar?)
3. Rafa is a goat (eg. didnt have the balls to go for the win despite Arsenal being a man short)

And this is what will happen in this thread when it does crumble.

Expect to be inundated with lectures about Liverpool's history and titles won once upon a time long before many of us were born.

that could be said for most clubs. Pool have won 17 trophies since 1990. I am sure most of us on the site born before 1990
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on December 29, 2008, 09:57:06 AM
It look like the fans of teams who insecure about their chances of winning trophies, does open team and "forever" threads so that they could have a bit of group support.

doh take it too hard...... look arsenal have a nice loser thread going  :devil:

season only half way through and u lead not big considering we have 3 games in hand.  :devil:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Disgruntled_Trini on December 29, 2008, 11:54:09 AM

Expect to be inundated with lectures about Liverpool's history and titles won once upon a time long before many of us were born.


for the first time in a while I had to agree with Small Mag, I really rather walk alone, because that side is shit

and before all yuh pull this one out all yuh ass, yes Milan hand all yuh the CL title in 05
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: kaliman2006 on December 29, 2008, 12:01:37 PM
The Kop shall rise again like a phoenix out of the ashes!
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Tenorsaw on December 29, 2008, 12:03:36 PM
The Kop shall rise again like a phoenix out of the ashes!
Amen!
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Disgruntled_Trini on December 29, 2008, 12:07:48 PM
Tenorsaw and Felizano only pressing refresh hoping somebody say something untoward about Liverpool so they could reply and bump this shit thread.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bitter on December 29, 2008, 02:40:25 PM
yes Milan hand all yuh the CL title in 05

And a slip by John Terry hand Man U the title this year, whas yuh point? Just enjoy the football.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Filho on December 29, 2008, 03:04:27 PM
Bout damn time we clear we start we own thread on this forum. ;D  Looking good for the new year.  No Torres and we three points clear.  Who would have thought.

Funny how that works. Torres could be the best player on the team, yet the team may be better off without him. Not saying that is the case, but it sometimes happens. Always enjoy the EPL, but this year is shaping up better than usual for me. I think both Aston Villa and Everton will give Arsenal a run for the 4th CL spot, and it will be a 3 horse race between Liverpool, Chelsea and ManU...down to the wire.

From a neutral's perspective, it would be good to have Liverpool win it. Deep down, I hoping Villa and Everton just catch a fire and shake things up. I feel Villa have the legs, not so sure about Everton.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Tenorsaw on December 29, 2008, 06:56:45 PM
Bout damn time we clear we start we own thread on this forum. ;D  Looking good for the new year.  No Torres and we three points clear.  Who would have thought.

Funny how that works. Torres could be the best player on the team, yet the team may be better off without him. Not saying that is the case, but it sometimes happens. Always enjoy the EPL, but this year is shaping up better than usual for me. I think both Aston Villa and Everton will give Arsenal a run for the 4th CL spot, and it will be a 3 horse race between Liverpool, Chelsea and ManU...down to the wire.

From a neutral's perspective, it would be good to have Liverpool win it. Deep down, I hoping Villa and Everton just catch a fire and shake things up. I feel Villa have the legs, not so sure about Everton.

Imagine how Everton would have been, had they not started the season worrying about Moyes' new contract, instead of playing ball.  They are marching up the table.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: giggsy11 on December 29, 2008, 07:17:47 PM
Shit side is shit side! De Official Shiterpool thread! 
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on December 29, 2008, 08:38:27 PM
Tenorsaw and Felizano only pressing refresh hoping somebody say something untoward about Liverpool so they could reply and bump this shit thread.
LOL..like yuh spying on meh when ah in front meh PC? ;D

and Sammy..allyuh just frighten to start allyuh own Manure thread  :devil:

but seriuosly yuh ent think is a good idea not to have all de Man U things in 1 place rather than creating a whole new thread just to say allyuh playing Rushden & Diamonds next or that Ronaldo have a hangnail or Rooney get ah pimple on he face?   :idea:

ease we up on de clutter nah  :beermug:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on December 29, 2008, 08:52:10 PM
Ok allyuh..time to sing along  :salute:

YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE

When you walk through a storm
Hold your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark
At the end of the storm
There's a golden sky
And the sweet silver
Song of a lark.

Walk on through the wind
Walk on through the rain
Though your dreams
Be tossed and blown
Walk on
Walk on

With hope in your hearts
And you'll never walk alone
You'll never walk alone.
Walk on
Walk on

http://www.youtube.com/v/qQ9eTeGAnUs&feature=related
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on December 29, 2008, 09:11:13 PM
Tenorsaw and Felizano only pressing refresh hoping somebody say something untoward about Liverpool so they could reply and bump this shit thread.
LOL..like yuh spying on meh when ah in front meh PC? ;D

and Sammy..allyuh just frighten to start allyuh own Manure thread  :devil:

but seriuosly yuh ent think is a good idea not to have all de Man U things in 1 place rather than creating a whole new thread just to say allyuh playing Rushden & Diamonds next or that Ronaldo have a hangnail or Rooney get ah pimple on he face?   :idea:

ease we up on de clutter nah  :beermug:
Utd to big for one thread
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on December 29, 2008, 09:18:33 PM
Tenorsaw and Felizano only pressing refresh hoping somebody say something untoward about Liverpool so they could reply and bump this shit thread.
LOL..like yuh spying on meh when ah in front meh PC? ;D

and Sammy..allyuh just frighten to start allyuh own Manure thread  :devil:

but seriuosly yuh ent think is a good idea not to have all de Man U things in 1 place rather than creating a whole new thread just to say allyuh playing Rushden & Diamonds next or that Ronaldo have a hangnail or Rooney get ah pimple on he face?   :idea:

ease we up on de clutter nah  :beermug:
Utd to big for one thread
Ah guess dat could be kinda true..especially if yuh take Rooney big head into consideration too  :D
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on December 29, 2008, 09:34:43 PM
Breaking News

Steven Gerrard charged over bar fracas

The Liverpool and England midfielder ­Steven Gerrard was last night charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and affray following an incident at a Southport bar which left a man needing hospital treatment for facial injuries.

Gerrard, one of six men arrested following the incident, was charged with two other men after being held by police for nearly 24 hours following his arrest at the Lounge Inn, a venue in a quiet part of the Merseyside town.

He was released in the early hours of this morning.



Who tell that DJ not to play Stevie G special song request?  :devil:

maybe that is a prerequisite to be England captain..yuh have to do something dotish in or around a bar  ::)
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on December 30, 2008, 12:47:13 AM
Ok allyuh..time to sing along  :salute:

YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE

When you walk through a storm
Hold your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark
At the end of the storm
There's a golden sky
And the sweet silver
Song of a lark.

Walk on through the wind
Walk on through the rain
Though your dreams
Be tossed and blown
Walk on
Walk on

With hope in your hearts
And you'll never walk alone
You'll never walk alone.
Walk on
Walk on

http://www.youtube.com/v/qQ9eTeGAnUs&feature=related


Boss post!

 :notworthy: :notworthy:


Big up Momo, Bellamy and Riise... three of my favorite former Reds.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: JDB on December 30, 2008, 08:38:16 AM


that could be said for most clubs. Pool have won 17 trophies since 1990. I am sure most of us on the site born before 1990
Observer pleas name these 17 trophies won since 1990. Or did I read you wrong?
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: giggsy11 on December 30, 2008, 09:24:50 AM
Tenorsaw and Felizano only pressing refresh hoping somebody say something untoward about Liverpool so they could reply and bump this shit thread.
LOL..like yuh spying on meh when ah in front meh PC? ;D

and Sammy..allyuh just frighten to start allyuh own Manure thread  :devil:

but seriuosly yuh ent think is a good idea not to have all de Man U things in 1 place rather than creating a whole new thread just to say allyuh playing Rushden & Diamonds next or that Ronaldo have a hangnail or Rooney get ah pimple on he face?   :idea:

ease we up on de clutter nah  :beermug:
Utd to big for one thread

Tell dem Sammy! Is not like dey charging we!  :devil: Dey need tuh have one thread for dat shit side Sunderland!
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Cantona007 on December 30, 2008, 09:25:57 AM
Ok allyuh..time to sing along  :salute:

YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE

When you walk through a storm
Hold your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark
At the end of the storm
There's a golden sky
And the sweet silver
Song of a lark.

Walk on through the wind
Walk on through the rain
Though your dreams
Be tossed and blown
Walk on
Walk on

With hope in your hearts
And you'll never walk alone
You'll never walk alone.
Walk on
Walk on

http://www.youtube.com/v/qQ9eTeGAnUs&feature=related


The official song of Glasgow Celtic (as well)   :devil:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on December 30, 2008, 12:48:41 PM
Observer pleas name these 17 trophies won since 1990. Or did I read you wrong?

Nah, you read him right.

The official song of Glasgow Celtic (as well)   :devil:

lol.. allyuh like shit eh... well it was first recorded by a pair of Liverpool artists and soon thereafter was adopted by the home crowd.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: boss on December 31, 2008, 06:25:11 AM
lol.. allyuh like shit eh... well it was first recorded by a pair of Liverpool artists and soon thereafter was adopted by the home crowd.

Just to be clear, You'll Never Walk Alone was written by Rodgers and Hammerstein for the musical, Carousel. Rodgers and Hammerstein are American. In the 60s when the Beatles and the Merseybeat scene was popular, the Kop adopted the Gerry and the Pacemakers (Liverpudlians) version of YNWA as its own. After the Hillsborough disaster in 1989, the recorded version of the song was played at Anfield before every match, before or during the teams' entrance. From this season, it is played while the teams are already on the field, just before kickoff.  :beermug:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: giggsy11 on January 02, 2009, 09:31:18 PM
Maybe if Gerrard was walkin alone he wouldn't have spent the night in jail!
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: capodetutticapi on January 02, 2009, 09:33:58 PM
Maybe if Gerrard was walkin alone he wouldn't have spent the night in jail!
:devil: :beermug:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Cantona007 on January 02, 2009, 10:08:26 PM
Maybe if Gerrard was walkin alone he wouldn't have spent the night in jail!

Can't take the Scouse out of the Scouser... I hope they checked him for stolen hubcaps  :devil:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: rotatopoti3 on January 03, 2009, 08:15:23 AM
Wouldnt talk too much if i were u Cantona...seems like u forgot how long u spent out in the cold...Matey... :devil:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on January 03, 2009, 09:09:51 AM
FA Cup
3rd Round
Preston NE vs Liverpool



Steven Gerrard will play in the match despite having been charged with assault and affray after an alleged incident at a nightclub earlier this week.

With an appearance at North Sefton Magistrates' Court set for the end of the month, Benitez could have kept the England star out of the spotlight this weekend.

But Gerrard will play in the tie, with Fernando Torres, Martin Skrtel, Fabio Aurelio and Alvaro Arbeloa all returning from long-term injuries.

Benitez was once accused of under-valuing the FA Cup when he sent out a weakened side that was beaten at Burnley three years ago.

Now Benitez insists that he has squad depth that will enable him to rest some players in a competition he admits he would like to do well in.

He says: "It is a great competition, and there are always shocks when smaller sides produce performances better than expected.

"You can watch teams on DVD and they play at 100%, and then when they perform in the match it is 150% effort. And facing Liverpool always sees teams highly motivated.

"We are expecting a very tough game against a team who are doing very well in the Championship. And we could also be facing one of our former players, Neil Mellor.

"He is a fine young player who will always score lots of goals. He scored fantastic goals for us against Arsenal and Olympiacos a few years back, and we know his quality.

"I hope he continues to score lots of goals in his league matches, but I hope none now in the FA Cup."

Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: g on January 03, 2009, 01:00:27 PM
Pool up 1-0 but Preston throwing the kitchen sink at them.

Good game
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Observer on January 03, 2009, 01:03:20 PM


that could be said for most clubs. Pool have won 17 trophies since 1990. I am sure most of us on the site born before 1990
Observer pleas name these 17 trophies won since 1990. Or did I read you wrong?

Boss I only counting from the records indicated on the thread.

PS: Rafa returns and once again Pool playing like they have their hand breaks on.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on January 03, 2009, 01:17:43 PM


that could be said for most clubs. Pool have won 17 trophies since 1990. I am sure most of us on the site born before 1990
Observer pleas name these 17 trophies won since 1990. Or did I read you wrong?

Boss I only counting from the records indicated on the thread.

PS: Rafa returns and once again Pool playing like they have their hand breaks on.

I personally count 15 since 1990, so no worries.


Great unselfishness by Gerrard to set the table for Torres... 2-0 in the 92'


Game over.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: elan on January 03, 2009, 07:10:16 PM
That's a decent goal Gerrard give to Torres.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Daft Trini on January 03, 2009, 07:11:16 PM


that could be said for most clubs. Pool have won 17 trophies since 1990. I am sure most of us on the site born before 1990
Observer pleas name these 17 trophies won since 1990. Or did I read you wrong?

Boss I only counting from the records indicated on the thread.

PS: Rafa returns and once again Pool playing like they have their hand breaks on.

I personally count 15 since 1990, so no worries.


Great unselfishness by Gerrard to set the table for Torres... 2-0 in the 92'


Game over.

You could add the world club championship to that....

Plus 37 titles since its formation.... hard for me to say but they are the team of the Brit Isles
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on January 03, 2009, 09:13:26 PM

You could add the world club championship to that....

Plus 37 titles since its formation.... hard for me to say but they are the team of the Brit Isles

Ah wish... but nah we were runners up in 2005, never won it.


Football League First Division / Premier League (English football champions) (level 1)

Winners: 1989–90

FA Cup

Winners: 1992, 2001, 2006

League Cup

Winners : 1995, 2001, 2003

FA Charity Shield / FA Community Shield

Winners: 1990 (shared), 2001, 2006

International, European Cup and UEFA Champions League

Winners: 2005

UEFA Cup

Winners: 2001

UEFA Super Cup

Winners: 2001, 2005  
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on January 04, 2009, 10:59:36 AM

European Cup Winners 5
1976-77 1977-78 1980-81 1983-84 2004-05

UEFA Cup Winners 3
1972-73 1975-76 2000-01   

European Super Cup Winners 3
1977 2001 2005     

Super Cup Winners 1
1985-86         

plus imagine how much more we coulda won if we didnt get banned in de 80's-90's  ;)
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on January 04, 2009, 11:03:33 AM
Cup joy for Reds as Torres returns

Fernando Torres scored on his comeback as Liverpool booked their place in the FA Cup fourth round after a 2-0 win over Preston at Deepdale.

Reds captain Steven Gerrard produced an inspired display which ended with him creating the injury-time clincher for substitute Torres.

At the end Gerrard swapped shirts with Preston skipper Paul McKenna and pointedly marched towards the bank of Liverpool fans behind the goal, held his arms aloft and blew kisses to his followers.

Albert Riera had given Liverpool a first-half lead with his fourth of the season, but the Anfield men wasted a hatful of chances which gave Preston the belief that they could salvage something from the match.

That they did not had much to do with a class display from Gerrard.

Liverpool made four changes from the side which won so well at Newcastle last weekend.

With Steven Gerrard already confirmed in the side after his traumatic week, boss Rafael Benitez also recalled Robbie Keane, Albert Riera and Xabi Alonso to the starting line-up, with Diego Cavalieri taking over in goal.

Yossi Benayoun, Lucas, Dirk Kuyt and Jose Reina were all rested, while Preston brought in former Liverpool striker Neil Mellor, Jon Parkin and Chris Sedgwick from the side which drew at Barnsley last weekend.

Gerrard predictably found himself being booed by the home support whenever in possession, but Liverpool's 5,000 plus fans were treating him like a hero.

Preston's spirited start to the tie soon distracted their fans from what soon became mild barracking.

The home side's midfield of McKenna and Richard Chaplow were quick to harass Liverpool and force errors, and a 20-yard free-kick from Ross Wallace forced Cavalieri into a plunging save to his right.

Liverpool responded with as twisting run from Riera and a lay-off that Keane could not direct goalwards as he arrived in the six-yard box, the first of a succession of squandered opportunities for the Irishman.

Chaplow and Mellor both went close before Liverpool were ahead after 24 minutes.

Riera picked up a fortunate deflection on the right of the box, and although there was a clear opportunity to drill the ball into the danger area, the Spaniard opted to cut inside and crack the ball into the top corner with his left foot.

Gerrard, who was finding acres of space to operate in just behind Keane, had two long-range efforts which flew close.

Liverpool were slowly taking command, and Chaplow was booked for a late tackle on Alonso, who equally was constantly drifting into dangerous areas.

And Liverpool had a string of chances near the break to settle the issue. Keane should have made it two when he squirmed clear in the area, but Andy Lonergan saved bravely at his feet.

Then Keane produced an even worse effort, arriving in the box to meet a Gerrard cross, only to send his shot hopelessly wide.

Gerrard was in fine form by now and another glittering chance was created by the Liverpool skipper, but it was squandered by first Keane, who opted not to shoot. Instead he pushed the ball to Babel, who was equally wasteful.

Liverpool sent on Lucas for a limping Alonso at the break, and within minutes Daniel Agger had headed narrowly wide from a corner.

The sight of Torres warming up on the touchline had the Liverpool support bursting into song, a sight that would also have concentrated Keane's mind.

But without the cushion of a second goal, there was plenty of anxiety creeping into Liverpool's play and Preston were clearly encouraged.

Preston lost Callum Davidson with what looked to be an ankle injury after 56 minutes, Eddie Nolan coming on. Gerrard's free-kick gave Javier Mascherano the chance for a 25-yarder that flew just over.

Babel's touch gave Gerrard the opportunity for a dipping drive that Lonergan superbly turned over the crossbar at full stretch. Mellor, to a rousing ovation from both sets of fans, went off after 62 minutes to be replaced by Stephen Elliott.

Preston had an effort disallowed after 64 minutes when Sean St Ledger netted, only for Jon Parkin to be penalised for holding down Jamie Carragher.

Preston should have been out of the game by now, such had been Liverpool's string of missed chances but they were heartened by Liverpool's failures, so much so that Benitez appeared on the touchline.

And Torres soon appeared, after 73 minutes, to replace Keane.

Liverpool conceded a string of free-kicks, and there were a couple of loud shouts for penalties as the pressure from the home side heightened.

Gerrard saw a fierce shot on the turn blocked by St Ledger, before Preston sent on Barry Nicholson for Chaplow after 81 minutes.

Liverpool then pushed Gerrard back into central midfield, took off Mascherano and sent on Fabio Aurelio on the left, with Babel moved forward.

But in injury time Gerrard broke away to set up Torres for a simple tap-in to clinch the game.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on January 04, 2009, 11:21:50 AM
Alright time for some transfer talk
Who would allyuh like to see shipped in and who shipped out?

I think we need a Plan C for when Torres (Plan A) injured and Stevie G (Plan B) not feeling up to it.
Right now we have nobody who could run at defenders and then deliver a good final ball.
The closest we have to that right now is Benayoun, Babel is way too inconsistent.
So we actually need a playmaker too lol.

We don't look too good offensively when we have both Masch and Lucas playing together cause neither can pass the ball like Xabi. Therefore a player like Micheal Johnson from Man City will be a good addition if available.

With the right wing, sell Pennant for sure. A player I like is the Polish right winger Kuba from Borussia Dortmund.

I also say we should cut our losses with Dossena and sell him this month.

Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on January 07, 2009, 09:34:43 PM
Liverpool vs Everton

Rafael Benitez has warned Liverpool must contain their anticipation over the Merseyside derby FA Cup tie with arch rivals Everton.

Liverpool and Everton will clash twice in a week, in the Premier League on January 19 and then in the fourth round of the cup the following weekend.

With both games at Anfield, Benitez knows a crucial stage beckons in Liverpool's quest for both the league title and cup.

He told the club's official website: "It is a draw which will excite everyone in the city, because everyone knows about the great rivalry that exists between the two clubs.

"But we must remember that we have some big games coming up in the league before the cup tie - and we will be taking one game at a time.

"Only when the cup game comes around will it become our focus. Before then we play Stoke and Everton in the league, so we must keep our attention on those matches.

"But it is good to have so many important matches, because it shows that your team is doing well."

Reds defender Jamie Carragher sees the return of forward Fernando Torres, who scored on his comeback from injury on Saturday in the third-round win at Preston, as vital to Liverpool's aspirations this season.

Torres had not played since November because of a hamstring problem, but his late goal completed a 2-0 win at Deepdale.

Carragher said: "Having Torres back has given everyone a big lift. It is great when you see a player of that calibre coming back for the second half of the season.

"We hope the time he has been out will refresh him, because he had a long season with the Euro 2008 finals last summer.

"A lot of players have played a lot of games this season, because the manager hasn't changed it around so much.

"It has been a feather in the cap for everyone concerned with the club that we have reached the top of the table without having the best striker in the world in the side.

"You miss a player of that quality, but it will give us a lift to have him out there."

Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Tenorsaw on January 07, 2009, 09:45:45 PM
Alright time for some transfer talk
Who would allyuh like to see shipped in and who shipped out?

I think we need a Plan C for when Torres (Plan A) injured and Stevie G (Plan B) not feeling up to it.
Right now we have nobody who could run at defenders and then deliver a good final ball.
The closest we have to that right now is Benayoun, Babel is way too inconsistent.
So we actually need a playmaker too lol.

We don't look too good offensively when we have both Masch and Lucas playing together cause neither can pass the ball like Xabi. Therefore a player like Micheal Johnson from Man City will be a good addition if available.

With the right wing, sell Pennant for sure. A player I like is the Polish right winger Kuba from Borussia Dortmund.

I also say we should cut our losses with Dossena and sell him this month.



Rafa likes to play with two holding midfielders, so that Gerrard has more opportunity to roam behind the lone striker.  Seems to be working quite well. 
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on January 08, 2009, 12:15:57 AM
Alright time for some transfer talk
Who would allyuh like to see shipped in and who shipped out?

I think we need a Plan C for when Torres (Plan A) injured and Stevie G (Plan B) not feeling up to it.
Right now we have nobody who could run at defenders and then deliver a good final ball.
The closest we have to that right now is Benayoun, Babel is way too inconsistent.
So we actually need a playmaker too lol.

We don't look too good offensively when we have both Masch and Lucas playing together cause neither can pass the ball like Xabi. Therefore a player like Micheal Johnson from Man City will be a good addition if available.

With the right wing, sell Pennant for sure. A player I like is the Polish right winger Kuba from Borussia Dortmund.

I also say we should cut our losses with Dossena and sell him this month.



Other than youth... I really don't see him bringing us anything that we don't already have in Voronin, why dat man couldn't get more run under Rafa is beyond me.  And Voronin's only 29, so is not like he's some graybeard.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: LondonTrini LFC on January 08, 2009, 04:12:41 PM
Thanks for this thread fellas.

it seems like we cyah get de credit we deserve at all...

ah like de post about de fac' dat Rafa (who is ah BOSS! and will win his firs' Prem title in less time than it take a certain wine drinking Scotsman to win his) play young charges in dis campaign... if Momo eye injury didn't happen it was worries for all ah dem squad an dem too.

Fac's is fac's

Lucas is Brazil's U21 Captain...

Maradona pick Mascherano to be he Captain...

Torres on everybody wishlis'

Gerrard is de mos' dynamic and complete midfielder bar none... yes, bar NONE. (and as for Milan givin we dat title in '05, ah t'ink we well return de compliment in '07 yeah?)

Pepe Reina, makin saves dat have Iker sendin him tex messages every time he play,

Carra + Agger=passion & brains (even Milan want de Dane)

Carra + Sami=passion & experience (offers from all over de world to break dat partnership up)

Arbeloa keep Ronaldinho quiet 2 seasons runnin in Spain

Aurelio (when fit) is lethal for a Brazilian defender in the mould of de overlappin wing back.

Keane (is irelands leading scorer of all time and) only needs time to deal wid de heat.

if Pennant was a Trini he was walking straight into we Nati squad...

Babel and Kuyt is Holland strike force...

El-Zhar and Yossi is de beacons of de peace process dat Israel and de Palestinians could learn from

N'gog scorin goals...

Now, even if we doh win de league, trus' me, we have NO NEED to spen' money... and even if we did Sunderland eh go part wid Kenwyne 

De only ting we missin':

is Bastien Schweinstiger or Philip Lahm jus to have a German in de mix...

Oh and before ah forget

Dossena is Not For Sale...

many thanks fellas...

Come on you Reds
Rafa is a Genius
You'll Never Walk Alone
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on January 08, 2009, 04:20:47 PM
Yuh call ah big name dey boy... Schweinsteiger... he might be the one to step into the void left by Riise.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: LondonTrini LFC on January 08, 2009, 04:29:52 PM
Alright time for some transfer talk
Who would allyuh like to see shipped in and who shipped out?

I think we need a Plan C for when Torres (Plan A) injured and Stevie G (Plan B) not feeling up to it.
Right now we have nobody who could run at defenders and then deliver a good final ball.
The closest we have to that right now is Benayoun, Babel is way too inconsistent.
So we actually need a playmaker too lol.

We don't look too good offensively when we have both Masch and Lucas playing together cause neither can pass the ball like Xabi. Therefore a player like Micheal Johnson from Man City will be a good addition if available.

With the right wing, sell Pennant for sure. A player I like is the Polish right winger Kuba from Borussia Dortmund.

I also say we should cut our losses with Dossena and sell him this month.



yuh know we coulda get Robinho for £12.5 million 2 years ago direc from Real right?
and Ronaldo (not bucky, de diver) for £7M according to Carra book right?

Dossena is not for sale!
I would use de money from de sale of Pennant (what a goal against Chelsea! so sad Wenger was right, useful, but undriven with issues associated to grasping greatness, Latas would sort dat out though) to get de REAL italian Rafa wanted, BONERA... dat fella and Agger is 20 years... nobody eh troubling Pepe...

Go on!
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on January 08, 2009, 04:31:38 PM
yuh know we coulda get Robinho for £12.5 million 2 years ago direc from Real right?
and Ronaldo (not bucky, de diver) for £7M according to Carra book right?

Dossena is not for sale!
I would use de money from de sale of Pennant (what a goal against Chelsea! so sad Wenger was right, useful, but undriven with issues associated to grasping greatness, Latas would sort dat out though) to get de REAL italian Rafa wanted, BONERA... dat fella and Agger is 20 years... nobody eh troubling Pepe...

Go on!

Pennant family Trini... I thought he was Jakan?
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: LondonTrini LFC on January 08, 2009, 04:37:26 PM
yuh know we coulda get Robinho for £12.5 million 2 years ago direc from Real right?
and Ronaldo (not bucky, de diver) for £7M according to Carra book right?

Dossena is not for sale!
I would use de money from de sale of Pennant (what a goal against Chelsea! so sad Wenger was right, useful, but undriven with issues associated to grasping greatness, Latas would sort dat out though) to get de REAL italian Rafa wanted, BONERA... dat fella and Agger is 20 years... nobody eh troubling Pepe...

Go on!

Pennant family Trini... I thought he was Jakan?

"IF" he was a Trini, bakes... "IF"...

...Latas would have sorted dat out... he wasn' wastin' dat time like dat... remember what deco say who he learn from???

...hmmm
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: LondonTrini LFC on January 08, 2009, 04:54:05 PM
Alright time for some transfer talk
Who would allyuh like to see shipped in and who shipped out?

I think we need a Plan C for when Torres (Plan A) injured and Stevie G (Plan B) not feeling up to it.
Right now we have nobody who could run at defenders and then deliver a good final ball.
The closest we have to that right now is Benayoun, Babel is way too inconsistent.
So we actually need a playmaker too lol.

We don't look too good offensively when we have both Masch and Lucas playing together cause neither can pass the ball like Xabi. Therefore a player like Micheal Johnson from Man City will be a good addition if available.

With the right wing, sell Pennant for sure. A player I like is the Polish right winger Kuba from Borussia Dortmund.

I also say we should cut our losses with Dossena and sell him this month.



Other than youth... I really don't see him bringing us anything that we don't already have in Voronin, why dat man couldn't get more run under Rafa is beyond me.  And Voronin's only 29, so is not like he's some graybeard.

he get break up wid dat injury...

he is Shevchenko strike pardner for de Ukraine...

de Bundesliga is a good place to make money to take care of the kids...

ah eh blame him... sad though
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: dinho on January 08, 2009, 05:02:39 PM
welcome to the forum LondonTrini LFC, but............

Gerrard is de mos' dynamic and complete midfielder bar none... yes, bar NONE. (and as for Milan givin we dat title in '05, ah t'ink we well return de compliment in '07 yeah?)

Maybe the most complete midfielder in the EPL , where people appreciate his aimless running up and down like ah headless chicken.. But on a global scale no! And even in the EPL i can make an argument for Lampard.


Pepe Reina, makin saves dat have Iker sendin him tex messages every time he play,

The only text he getting from Iker is of the flavor... "pepe, yuh lucky bitch. I does be taking more bullet in ah game than you does take in ah season".


Carra + Sami=passion & experience (offers from all over de world to break dat partnership up)

that old man partnership done break up long time. Like yuh forget the 50 yard grasscutter pass Kaka put through to Crespo in the CL final that make Carra split he scrotum? I eh think Hyppia say nutten after that season.


Aurelio (when fit) is lethal for a Brazilian defender in the mould of de overlappin wing back.

when that go be?

Babel and Kuyt is Holland strike force...

... putting Van Nistelrooy, Van Persie, Huntelaar and Robben on the bench i guess  ???


El-Zhar and Yossi is de beacons of de peace process dat Israel and de Palestinians could learn from

agree with this given they doh sweat so never part of de battle.


N'gog scorin goals...

where??

De only ting we missin':

is Bastien Schweinstiger or Philip Lahm jus to have a German in de mix...

them is big players, they want to play for big teams (not liverpool). They might look good in chelsea colors though.

Just goes to show... from british, to american, to trini the world over, delusion seems to be pre-requisite for being a liverpool fan. Nutten for allyuh this season!  :devil:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: LondonTrini LFC on January 08, 2009, 05:06:10 PM
welcome to the forum LondonTrini LFC, but............

Gerrard is de mos' dynamic and complete midfielder bar none... yes, bar NONE. (and as for Milan givin we dat title in '05, ah t'ink we well return de compliment in '07 yeah?)

Maybe the most complete midfielder in the EPL , where people appreciate his aimless running up and down like ah headless chicken.. But on a global scale no! And even in the EPL i can make an argument for Lampard.


Pepe Reina, makin saves dat have Iker sendin him tex messages every time he play,

The only text he getting from Iker is of the flavor... "pepe, yuh lucky bitch. I does be taking more bullet in ah game than you does take in ah season".


Carra + Sami=passion & experience (offers from all over de world to break dat partnership up)

that old man partnership done break up long time. Like yuh forget the 50 yard grasscutter pass Kaka put through to Crespo in the CL final that make Carra split he scrotum? I eh think Hyppia say nutten after that season.


Aurelio (when fit) is lethal for a Brazilian defender in the mould of de overlappin wing back.

when that go be?

Babel and Kuyt is Holland strike force...

... putting Van Nistelrooy, Van Persie, Huntelaar and Robben on the bench i guess  ???


El-Zhar and Yossi is de beacons of de peace process dat Israel and de Palestinians could learn from

agree with this given they doh sweat so never part of de battle.


N'gog scorin goals...

where??

De only ting we missin':

is Bastien Schweinstiger or Philip Lahm jus to have a German in de mix...

them is big players, they want to play for big teams (not liverpool). They might look good in chelsea colors though.

Just goes to show... from british, to american, to trini the world over, delusion seems to be pre-requisite for being a liverpool fan. Nutten for allyuh this season!  :devil:

you are allowed to say what you wish...

I am new here...

The season ends in May...

only time will tell...
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on January 09, 2009, 09:07:04 AM
Rafa has lost the Plot  :rotfl: :rotfl:

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has launched an astonishing attack on Sir Alex Ferguson and has accused the Manchester United manager of attempting to start 'early' mind games in the Premier League title race.

Benitez takes his table-topping side to Stoke on Saturday looking to reinforce their position at the summit, but he has been angered by comments from Ferguson.

The Reds could move 10 points clear of third-placed United, who would enjoy the luxury of three games in hand, with victory at the Britannia Stadium but Ferguson has suggested that the Liverpool could choke under the pressure.

Ferguson's observation has caused an outburst from Benitez and the Spaniard has launched criticism of the Old Trafford boss, claiming he is the only manager to avoid punishment in the current Respect campaign.
Tricks

Benitez said: "We had a meeting in Manchester with managers and the Football Association about the respect campaign.

"And I was very clear, forget the campaign because Mr Ferguson was killing the referees, killing Mr (Martin) Atkinson, killing Mr (Keith) Hackett."

Benitez also feels that Ferguson's suggestion that Liverpool can not handle the pressure at the top of the table is only an example of the Scot's infamous psychological tricks.

"I was surprised but I have to talk about facts," added Benitez. "I think that is important. I think they (United) are nervous because we are at the top of the table.

"I want to be clear. I don't want to play mind games too early and I think that they want to start."

More to follow...

http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11095_4770324,00.html




Well if he was not weak before.....

what a c**t...took the bait and now Liverpool's season is gonna dip rapidly

twas fun scousers..
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: LondonTrini LFC on January 09, 2009, 09:22:19 AM
"I was surprised but I have to talk about facts," added Benitez. "I think that is important. I think they (United) are nervous because we are at the top of the table.

Two words: Tevez Affair
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on January 09, 2009, 09:46:58 AM
"I was surprised but I have to talk about facts," added Benitez. "I think that is important. I think they (United) are nervous because we are at the top of the table.

Two words: Tevez Affair

Five Words: Tevez Affair with your Mother
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: rotatopoti3 on January 09, 2009, 10:06:06 AM
Benitez lays into rival Ferguson
Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez (left) with Man Utd's Sir Alex Ferguson
Benitez has responded to Ferguson's comments about the title race

Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez has launched a furious attack on Manchester United counterpart Sir Alex Ferguson.

Benitez claims that Ferguson is "the only manager who will not be punished" for verbally attacking referees.  AGREED

"We had a Respect campaign meeting and I said forget it, because Mr Ferguson is killing the referees," said Benitez.

Benitez was responding to Ferguson's midweek comment that nerves might ruin Liverpool's title bid, before issuing his tirade against the United boss.

Ferguson, who was given a two-game touchline ban and fined £10,000 in November for remonstrating with referee Mike Dean, had his pre-match news conference before Benitez's and was unable to immediately reply.

Benitez's extraordinary outburst came after a journalist asked Benitez for his response to Ferguson suggesting that Premier League leaders Liverpool might get nervous in the run-in.

   
All managers need to know is that only Mr Ferguson can talk about the fixtures, can talk about referees and nothing happens  AGREED

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez
"I was surprised by what has been said, but maybe they (Manchester United) are nervous because we are at the top of the table," added Benitez.

The Spaniard then pulled out a sheet of paper and read out a list of accusations about Ferguson's conduct regarding referees, the respect campaign and fixture lists.

"I want to talk about facts," he said. "I want to be clear, I do not want to play mind games too early, although they seem to want to start.

"During the Respect campaign - and this is a fact - Mr Ferguson was charged by the FA for improper conduct after comments made about Martin Atkinson and Keith Hackett.

"He was not punished. He is the only manager in the league that cannot be punished for these things.

"How can you talk about the Respect campaign and yet criticise the referee every single week?

"We know what happens every time we go to Old Trafford and the United staff. They are always going man-to-man with the referees, especially at half-time when they walk close to the referees and they are talking and talking.

"All managers need to know is that only Mr Ferguson can talk about the fixtures, can talk about referees - and nothing happens.
  AGREED
   
For a manager who is clear at the top of the league it seems that pressure has indeed gotten to Benitez

"We need to know that I am talking about facts, not my impression. There are things that everyone can see every single week.

"To complain and to always have an advantage is not fair."

Benitez also heavily criticised Ferguson's complaints over supposed favouritism over fixtures.

"Two years ago we had a lot of early kick-offs away on Saturdays when United were playing on Sundays. And we didn't say anything," said the Reds boss.

"Now he is complaining about everything, that everybody is against United. But the second half of the season will see them playing at home against all the teams at the top of the table, it is a fantastic advantage.
  AGREED
"At Christmas, United played on the 29th and the rest of the teams played on the 28th. We were away against Newcastle two days after playing Bolton. They were playing about 40 hours later, but they were not complaining then.

"If he wants to talk about fixtures, and have a level playing field, there are two options if we don't want more problems with fixtures.

"One is the same as in Spain, the draw for the first part of the league is known, everyone knows which weekend. In the second half everyone plays the opposite, so you all know.

"Sky and Setanta have the right to choose their games and it will be the same for everyone. So Mr Ferguson will not be complaining about fixtures and a campaign against United.

"Or there is another option. That Mr Ferguson organises the fixtures in his office and sends it to us and everyone will know and cannot complain. That is simple."

Meanwhile, Benitez has also revealed his disappointment that negotiations over a new contract are progressing slowly.

"My agent has not yet received any documents, and he is a little disappointed," said the former Valencia boss.

"But OK, we will see what happens. I do not want to say too much at the moment."
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: LondonTrini LFC on January 09, 2009, 10:37:04 AM
"I was surprised but I have to talk about facts," added Benitez. "I think that is important. I think they (United) are nervous because we are at the top of the table.

Two words: Tevez Affair

Five Words: Tevez Affair with your Mother

(keyboard killer... XD if yuh was in City Gate and say dat to meh face yuh was gettin' ah hard slap)

Stick to de football small man...

Mr Ferguson should organise de fixtures in his office and send it to everybody... allyuh ManUre supporters is trouble oui...

Ah wonder if united go face some (financial) punishment for dealing with (what could be) an ineligible player
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on January 09, 2009, 11:23:06 AM
Benitezzzzzzz are you cracking??
We'll send ur title dreams packing!!
By the end you'll flop!
And we'll be top!
Walking in a Fergie Wonderland!

to the tune of Mourinho are ya listening
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: LondonTrini LFC on January 09, 2009, 04:22:34 PM
Benitezzzzzzz are you cracking??
We'll send ur title dreams packing!!
By the end you'll flop!
And we'll be top!
Walking in a Fergie Wonderland!

to the tune of Mourinho are ya listening

The season ends in May...
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on January 09, 2009, 04:42:53 PM
Benitezzzzzzz are you cracking??
We'll send ur title dreams packing!!
By the end you'll flop!
And we'll be top!
Walking in a Fergie Wonderland!

to the tune of Mourinho are ya listening

You come across as such a wanna-be Brit.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on January 09, 2009, 04:59:37 PM
Benitezzzzzzz are you cracking??
We'll send ur title dreams packing!!
By the end you'll flop!
And we'll be top!
Walking in a Fergie Wonderland!

to the tune of Mourinho are ya listening

You come across as such a wanna-be Brit.

why? because i know all the chants?

maybe you come across to trini then... cuz i bet you would rather hear chants in the stadium that tnt we want a goal
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on January 09, 2009, 05:42:54 PM
why? because i know all the chants?
maybe you come across to trini then... cuz i bet you would rather hear chants in the stadium that tnt we want a goal

Lol... yeah.


Not really following you on the rest.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: capodetutticapi on January 10, 2009, 12:41:42 PM
stoke nearly pump one in allyuh ass.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on January 10, 2009, 01:10:50 PM
stoke nearly pump one in allyuh ass.

...and 'Pool "nearly" pump 3 in Stoke tun tun... to-may-toe, to-mah-toe.


76% possession for 'Pool, but Stoke doing a good job in the back frustrating we.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: big dawg on January 10, 2009, 01:26:50 PM
1 point from Stoke...wah it is with dese jumbie teams?? :banginghead:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: capodetutticapi on January 10, 2009, 01:29:18 PM
stoke deserve that win,kitson throw way 2 good chance.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: capodetutticapi on January 10, 2009, 01:30:04 PM
stoke nearly pump one in allyuh ass.

...and 'Pool "nearly" pump 3 in Stoke tun tun... to-may-toe, to-mah-toe.


76% possession for 'Pool, but Stoke doing a good job in the back frustrating we.
ah detectin some fright in yuh,man u is comin. ;D
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: dinho on January 10, 2009, 01:31:25 PM
shit side is shit side!
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on January 10, 2009, 01:33:40 PM
STEUPS!!!!!!!!!!

what ah tell allyuh..Lucas is not a replacement for Xabi.
both he and Masch were atrocious trying to start some offence and even doing the simple sideways pass
this is the kinda game for Stevie G to play deep in order to control and dictate the play

plus we trying to score and still have the 2 defensive mids on the pitch and Keane on de blasted bench still..steups

this really annoying now
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: capodetutticapi on January 10, 2009, 01:39:58 PM
lucas play reall tata today.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on January 10, 2009, 01:46:37 PM
Thanks for this thread fellas.

it seems like we cyah get de credit we deserve at all...

ah like de post about de fac' dat Rafa (who is ah BOSS! and will win his firs' Prem title in less time than it take a certain wine drinking Scotsman to win his) play young charges in dis campaign... if Momo eye injury didn't happen it was worries for all ah dem squad an dem too.

Fac's is fac's

Lucas is Brazil's U21 Captain...

Maradona pick Mascherano to be he Captain...

Torres on everybody wishlis'

Gerrard is de mos' dynamic and complete midfielder bar none... yes, bar NONE. (and as for Milan givin we dat title in '05, ah t'ink we well return de compliment in '07 yeah?)

Pepe Reina, makin saves dat have Iker sendin him tex messages every time he play,

Carra + Agger=passion & brains (even Milan want de Dane)

Carra + Sami=passion & experience (offers from all over de world to break dat partnership up)

Arbeloa keep Ronaldinho quiet 2 seasons runnin in Spain

Aurelio (when fit) is lethal for a Brazilian defender in the mould of de overlappin wing back.

Keane (is irelands leading scorer of all time and) only needs time to deal wid de heat.

if Pennant was a Trini he was walking straight into we Nati squad...

Babel and Kuyt is Holland strike force...

El-Zhar and Yossi is de beacons of de peace process dat Israel and de Palestinians could learn from

N'gog scorin goals...

Now, even if we doh win de league, trus' me, we have NO NEED to spen' money... and even if we did Sunderland eh go part wid Kenwyne 

De only ting we missin':

is Bastien Schweinstiger or Philip Lahm jus to have a German in de mix...

Oh and before ah forget

Dossena is Not For Sale...

many thanks fellas...

Come on you Reds
Rafa is a Genius
You'll Never Walk Alone
Welcome London Trini..like yuh had ah orgasm and ecide to stop lurking when yuh see this thread eh ;D
doh worry with them fellas, ah sure yuh done know who all the haters are  :devil:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on January 10, 2009, 02:14:30 PM
ah detectin some fright in yuh,man u is comin. ;D

Fright?  lol, nah man... I give credit where credit is due.  Stoke fight and did what they had to tuh come out dis game with ah point.  Agree with yuh that Luca (and Skrtel) did some real tata today.  Not sure why Rafa decide tuh bench Keane and keep him there... that lone striker formation didn't do shit fuh we.  All our chances came from Gerard who hit everything but the back of the net.

Es la vida.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Tenorsaw on January 10, 2009, 02:54:54 PM
Not our day, but that's how it goes sometimes.  The bright side is that we still picked up a point; last season, this would have been a loss.  Lucas is coming, but not quite the finished deal yet.  We missed Alonso, and I'm not sure why Rafa decided to throw Skrtel in ahead of Agger.  Agger is better on the ball, and just as good defensively, if you aske me.  Maybe he was concerned about the aggressive edge that Stoke brings, hence Skrtell over Agger.  Maybe Agger will go to Milan.  We'll be OK if Chelsea and Man U draw tomorrow. ;)
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: giggsy11 on January 10, 2009, 04:02:02 PM
Rafa coachin not lose and confirming Fergie's point that he overpay for Keane. Also his inflexible ways will cost Shiterpool third place!  :devil:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: LondonTrini LFC on January 11, 2009, 05:17:39 AM
Thanks for this thread fellas.

it seems like we cyah get de credit we deserve at all...

ah like de post about de fac' dat Rafa (who is ah BOSS! and will win his firs' Prem title in less time than it take a certain wine drinking Scotsman to win his) play young charges in dis campaign... if Momo eye injury didn't happen it was worries for all ah dem squad an dem too.

Fac's is fac's

Lucas is Brazil's U21 Captain...

Maradona pick Mascherano to be he Captain...

Torres on everybody wishlis'

Gerrard is de mos' dynamic and complete midfielder bar none... yes, bar NONE. (and as for Milan givin we dat title in '05, ah t'ink we well return de compliment in '07 yeah?)

Pepe Reina, makin saves dat have Iker sendin him tex messages every time he play,

Carra + Agger=passion & brains (even Milan want de Dane)

Carra + Sami=passion & experience (offers from all over de world to break dat partnership up)

Arbeloa keep Ronaldinho quiet 2 seasons runnin in Spain

Aurelio (when fit) is lethal for a Brazilian defender in the mould of de overlappin wing back.

Keane (is irelands leading scorer of all time and) only needs time to deal wid de heat.

if Pennant was a Trini he was walking straight into we Nati squad...

Babel and Kuyt is Holland strike force...

El-Zhar and Yossi is de beacons of de peace process dat Israel and de Palestinians could learn from

N'gog scorin goals...

Now, even if we doh win de league, trus' me, we have NO NEED to spen' money... and even if we did Sunderland eh go part wid Kenwyne 

De only ting we missin':

is Bastien Schweinstiger or Philip Lahm jus to have a German in de mix...

Oh and before ah forget

Dossena is Not For Sale...

many thanks fellas...

Come on you Reds
Rafa is a Genius
You'll Never Walk Alone
Welcome London Trini..like yuh had ah orgasm and ecide to stop lurking when yuh see this thread eh ;D
doh worry with them fellas, ah sure yuh done know who all the haters are  :devil:

T'anks man... eh... we graze de pos's twice yesterday yuh know... we 4 points on top... lookin' dong on dem haters...

it jus' wasn' we day...

as fuh dem *an Un*ted supporters... loud steups...
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: JDB on January 11, 2009, 06:57:27 AM
Rafa coachin not lose and confirming Fergie's point that he overpay for Keane. Also his inflexible ways will cost Shiterpool third place!  :devil:


I wish somebody could find the original Keane thread. I rememebr when everybody was praising him I was saying that Rafa would not be able to get the most out of him.

When this season done, if Liverpool does not win the title they will use Keane as a bat to beat Rafa, and justifiably so.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on January 11, 2009, 07:10:59 AM


it jus' wasn' we day...


confidentially is not u year either  ;D

Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: giggsy11 on January 11, 2009, 12:17:55 PM
Rafa coachin not lose and confirming Fergie's point that he overpay for Keane. Also his inflexible ways will cost Shiterpool third place!  :devil:


I wish somebody could find the original Keane thread. I rememebr when everybody was praising him I was saying that Rafa would not be able to get the most out of him.

When this season done, if Liverpool does not win the title they will use Keane as a bat to beat Rafa, and justifiably so.


Why buy the any player and not show any confidence in him?  It is his job to utilize his strengths so he needs to put him in spots to help him contribute to the cause.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: LondonTrini LFC on January 11, 2009, 02:36:52 PM


it jus' wasn' we day...


confidentially is not u year either  ;D



eh... sammy... hear dis... allyuh still have to play we yuh know... and as much it might be at MOld Trafford, we beat allyuh already...

dat game in hand could be 3 points fuh we...

Rafa is a Jedi...
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: LondonTrini LFC on January 11, 2009, 02:42:22 PM
Rafa coachin not lose and confirming Fergie's point that he overpay for Keane. Also his inflexible ways will cost Shiterpool third place!  :devil:


I wish somebody could find the original Keane thread. I rememebr when everybody was praising him I was saying that Rafa would not be able to get the most out of him.

When this season done, if Liverpool does not win the title they will use Keane as a bat to beat Rafa, and justifiably so.


Why buy the any player and not show any confidence in him?  It is his job to utilize his strengths so he needs to put him in spots to help him contribute to the cause.

it still have 17 games to go yuh know... and once we play the player in games where his "brand" could be most effective, we will be okay...

he likes to score against big teams... hear nuh... he might be frustrated, but all de same, Harry and Spurs in de bottom half.. both keane and Berba (as lazy as he is) scorin' goals. de player is a Liverpool player now, ah hadda back him to deliver de goals...

de season ends in May... remember dat fellas (and ladies, ah eh want to offend... ;D)

be good!
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: giggsy11 on January 11, 2009, 03:00:51 PM
Rafa coachin not lose and confirming Fergie's point that he overpay for Keane. Also his inflexible ways will cost Shiterpool third place!  :devil:


I wish somebody could find the original Keane thread. I rememebr when everybody was praising him I was saying that Rafa would not be able to get the most out of him.

When this season done, if Liverpool does not win the title they will use Keane as a bat to beat Rafa, and justifiably so.


Why buy the any player and not show any confidence in him?  It is his job to utilize his strengths so he needs to put him in spots to help him contribute to the cause.

it still have 17 games to go yuh know... and once we play the player in games where his "brand" could be most effective, we will be okay...

he likes to score against big teams... hear nuh... he might be frustrated, but all de same, Harry and Spurs in de bottom half.. both keane and Berba (as lazy as he is) scorin' goals. de player is a Liverpool player now, ah hadda back him to deliver de goals...

de season ends in May... remember dat fellas (and ladies, ah eh want to offend... ;D)

be good!


 :beermug: No scenes, may the better team win :beermug:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on January 11, 2009, 03:01:18 PM
You dont have a f**king chance in hell

You dont have the Quality...You dont have the Squad and You dont have the Manager

enjoy your time at the top...it wont last long...



Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: LondonTrini LFC on January 11, 2009, 03:15:44 PM
You dont have a f**king chance in hell

You dont have the Quality...You dont have the Squad and You dont have the Manager

enjoy your time at the top...it wont last long...





how old you is small man?...

why you have tuh be cussin' so...

yuh cracking?... de title eh yours to be gettin' on so for...

listen...

every "era" ends... this might just be de beginning of the end to U*ited's...

calm down... calm down...
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on January 11, 2009, 03:25:50 PM
No i not cracking...that's Rafa's job....

This Era not ending for a long time...remember that
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on January 11, 2009, 03:41:01 PM

it still have 17 games to go yuh know... and once we play the player in games where his "brand" could be most effective, we will be okay...




lol Keep telling yuh self that if that does make u feel better. Well at least allyuh have this pathetic support group/thread thing going jus like arsenal and chelsea.  ;D

Come on, dont u know that admitting Liverpool have a problem is the first step?
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: giggsy11 on January 11, 2009, 04:54:48 PM
I am beginning to think Maradonna is a jinx! Everytime he show up tuh watch an Argentine player play the team doesn't get a result. Teams need tuh ban him from trainings and games.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: LondonTrini LFC on January 12, 2009, 12:27:20 PM
Liverpool   21   46
Chelsea   21   42
Man Utd   19   41
Aston Villa   21   41
-----------------------
Arsenal   21   38
Everton   21   35
Wig Ath   20   31
-----------------------
Hull City   21   27
Fulham   19   26
W Ham U   21   26
Newcastle   21   23
Bolton   21   23
Sundeland   21   23
Portsmout   20   23
Man City   20   22
Middlesbro   21   21
Stoke City   21   21
-----------------------
Tottenham   21   20
Blackburn   20   18
WesBA   21   18
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on January 12, 2009, 01:14:41 PM
Liverpool   21   46
Chelsea   21   42
Man Utd   19   41
Aston Villa   21   41
-----------------------
Arsenal   21   38
Everton   21   35
Wig Ath   20   31
-----------------------
Hull City   21   27
Fulham   19   26
W Ham U   21   26
Newcastle   21   23
Bolton   21   23
Sundeland   21   23
Portsmout   20   23
Man City   20   22
Middlesbro   21   21
Stoke City   21   21
-----------------------
Tottenham   21   20
Blackburn   20   18
WesBA   21   18
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on January 12, 2009, 02:28:43 PM
I find allyuh manager real making excuses or creating red herrings all of a sudden.
Apparently he trying to take front before front take he.

Next thing he go be blaming the FA for United overhauling them and winning the title.

 >:(
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on January 15, 2009, 12:22:08 PM

Your just a Fat Spanish Waiter! Fat Spanish Waiter!! Your just a Fat Spanish Waiter

(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e7/ruud1000/n655754672_1918362_2661.jpg)


Are you watching Merseyside!!??
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Big Magician on January 15, 2009, 12:35:09 PM
ah have to get a job for dis boy yes...mama...
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on January 15, 2009, 12:36:34 PM
ah have to get a job for dis boy yes...mama...
:rotfl:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: dinho on January 15, 2009, 12:45:19 PM
ah have to get a job for dis boy yes...mama...
:rotfl:

yuh see gran torino yet?

cause he could come and cut my lawn.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: giggsy11 on January 15, 2009, 01:43:52 PM
ah have to get a job for dis boy yes...mama...

LMAO! :rotfl:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on January 17, 2009, 12:02:23 PM
ARE YOU WATCHING MERSEYSIDE!!??



                             
Man Utd    21        47    
Liverpool    21       46    
Chelsea    22       45    
Aston Villa    22       44    
Arsenal    21       38    
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e7/ruud1000/berba1.jpg)
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e7/ruud1000/BERBA2.jpg)
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e7/ruud1000/n655754672_1918362_2661.jpg)


Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Tenorsaw on January 17, 2009, 05:14:11 PM
Boss.  Yuh have yuh own thread for that shit... ;D  Enjoy the 48-hour hang at the top...
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: kaliman2006 on January 17, 2009, 05:45:29 PM
Now I am not normally a supertitious fella, but I think that I may be the reason for the reversal in Chelsea's and ManUtd's fortunes today. When I logged onto soccernet this morning, the United-Bolton game was still deadlocked in the 86th minute and Stoke were beating Chelsea 1-0.

Of course, salivating at the opportunity to revel in the demise of Liverpool's title rivals, I watched the Chelsea-Stoke game on channelsurfing.net. Well, a minute after I started watching, Chelsea equalized and subsequently won the game and when I logged onto soccernet, I saw that the ManUtd had scored a last gast winner at Bolton.

Maybe I should stop watching.

I'll find something else to do on Monday.

Ah jinxin' de side.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: giggsy11 on January 17, 2009, 06:15:00 PM
I think it is so selfish of 'The Fat Spanish Waiter' to be talkin about his contract while his team tryin tuh win dey first EPl title. He always in the middle or creatin a controversy. He know his team mentally weak already, why he doin dat.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on January 17, 2009, 07:13:35 PM
I think it is so selfish of 'The Fat Spanish Waiter' to be talkin about his contract while his team tryin tuh win dey first EPl title. He always in the middle or creatin a controversy. He know his team mentally weak already, why he doin dat.

to distract people from noticing how things going downhill.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: dinho on January 19, 2009, 01:47:29 PM
Shocking!!  :o

Rafa actually starting with Keane and Torres up front together in a hard game.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: dinho on January 19, 2009, 03:51:45 PM
Tim Cahill..

get in son.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Cantona007 on January 19, 2009, 03:58:56 PM
Tim Cahill..

get in son.

Fat...Spanish...Waiter  :devil:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: JDB on January 19, 2009, 04:04:37 PM
Tim Cahill..

get in son.

Yuh backing United now?

This result have norelevance for Chelsea.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Daft Trini on January 19, 2009, 04:14:01 PM
T.C. is ah borse...  ;D
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on January 19, 2009, 04:19:26 PM
PREMIER LEAGUE?? YOUR HAVING A LAUGH!!!!
PREMIER LEAGUE?? YOUR HAVING A LAUGH!!!!
PREMIER LEAGUE?? YOUR HAVING A LAUGH!!!!
PREMIER LEAGUE?? YOUR HAVING A LAUGH!!!!


                             
Man Utd    21        47    
Liverpool    22       47   
Chelsea    22       45    
Aston Villa    22       44    
Arsenal    21       38    

(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e7/ruud1000/n655754672_1918362_2661.jpg)

Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: dinho on January 19, 2009, 04:30:16 PM
Tim Cahill..

get in son.

Yuh backing United now?

This result have norelevance for Chelsea.

how yuh mean???

3 horse in ah race and the frontrunner getting peg back is welcome news.

I feel the Chelsea win is a season changer, and now Chelsea and Man United can stretch their legs for the title run in.

Not sure what Liverpool thought they was doing though. The air is thin up here.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: giggsy11 on January 19, 2009, 06:26:56 PM
Tim Cahill..

get in son.

Yuh backing United now?

This result have norelevance for Chelsea.

how yuh mean???

3 horse in ah race and the frontrunner getting peg back is welcome news.

I feel the Chelsea win is a season changer, and now Chelsea and Man United can stretch their legs for the title run in.

Not sure what Liverpool thought they was doing though. The air is thin up here.



Looks like is up to allyuh tuh make things interesting or else we will be out of sight!
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on January 19, 2009, 06:27:43 PM
any reports on what rafa had to say bout Sir Alex after this game?

Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: giggsy11 on January 19, 2009, 06:33:22 PM
Cahil is a stud, he could play for United any time. He would be an asset to any teams for Shiterpool- shyte side is shyte side! Anybody notice all dem teams ( Chelski, Shiterpool and Arsenull) that have 'Forever threads' strugglin?  :devil:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on January 19, 2009, 07:51:25 PM
Anybody notice all dem teams ( Chelski, Shiterpool and Arsenull) that have 'Forever threads' strugglin?  :devil:

I tell yuh is a support group kinda thing they trying to do.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bitter on January 19, 2009, 08:22:03 PM
Cahil is a stud, he could play for United any time. He would be an asset to any teams for Shiterpool- shyte side is shyte side! Anybody notice all dem teams ( Chelski, Shiterpool and Arsenull) that have 'Forever threads' strugglin?  :devil:

yeah boy, Bognor Regis Town struggling too.

Of course with the team "forever" threads, then you doh have the board cluttered up with a bunch of threads everytime some random non-soca warriors related team take a sweat.

It should probably have a "Make ah internet chant forever!" thread too.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on January 20, 2009, 10:33:14 AM
Cahil is a stud, he could play for United any time. He would be an asset to any teams for Shiterpool- shyte side is shyte side! Anybody notice all dem teams ( Chelski, Shiterpool and Arsenull) that have 'Forever threads' strugglin?  :devil:

yeah boy, Bognor Regis Town struggling too.

Of course with the team "forever" threads, then you doh have the board cluttered up with a bunch of threads everytime some random non-soca warriors related team take a sweat.

It should probably have a "Make ah internet chant forever!" thread too.
ent is true  ;D
dem mods should start merging all dem Barca threads too  :devil:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on January 20, 2009, 11:26:53 AM
Benitez gets his timing wrong

    * Phil McNulty - Sport Online chief football writer
    * 20 Jan 09, 08:30 AM

Rafael Benitez was defiant - no surprise given that he has been little else in two weeks of turbulence created by his decision to wage public war inside and outside Anfield.

Liverpool, are not, he insisted, in the process of proving Sir Alex Ferguson's point that nerves would be their downfall as they chase the title that has escaped them for 19 years.

And the merest suggestion that Benitez himself had cranked up the pressure with his own behaviour, first via a public attack on Ferguson then by revealing his rejection of a new contract, was swatted away emphatically.

Like good comedy, however, the secret of such public pronouncements lies in the timing and Liverpool's late stumble as they were deservedly held to a 1-1 draw by Everton at Anfield suggests Benitez's has got his wrong.

Benitez's bold blast at Ferguson was the catalyst for a stumbling Liverpool performance at Stoke followed by Manchester United's dismissal of Chelsea.

The airing of his contract grievances came just before United hit the top at Bolton and Liverpool failed to take their own chance to move back to the top of the Premier League by beating Everton.

And it seems the nerves are gripping everyone at Anfield.


Marvellous song though it is, "Panic" by The Smiths may not have been the most appropriate choice of pre-match music by Anfield's resident DJ just as Everton fans were giving voice to their belief Benitez was "cracking up".

Of course Liverpool's defenders hardly had Rafa's contract on their mind as Tim Cahill glanced in the 87th-minute header that equalised Steven Gerrard's thunderous strike.

But there is no escaping the simple truth that Benitez has caused needless waves within and without Liverpool at a time when all was going smoothly. Why not just lurk nicely under the radar?

In Benitez's defence, he had a valid argument that Liverpool were only three minutes away from a vital victory and if you had offered them their current position in August it would have been welcomed with open arms.

But, rather significantly, they did not survive those last three minutes and showed too many signs of a team that are not yet convinced they can be champions this season.

And for all his positive words, there was a slump of the shoulders and a resigned body language from Benitez in his post-match inquest that suggests he knows there has been a shift in momentum in the title race, even though it is not by any means a decisive one.

Everton, it must be stressed, are formidable opponents under manager David Moyes and it was not a huge shock when Cahill glanced in Mikel Arteta's vicious late free-kick. More of them later.

But Liverpool, and Benitez's, reaction to taking the lead after 68 minutes was conservatism personified. What they had they intended to hold - a risky strategy at any time, but especially against a team as battle-hardened and resilient as Everton.

It was a toss-up between whether Liverpool felt Gerrard's goal meant it was "job done" or they simply did not have the courage of their convictions to try and finish Everton off.

Either way, caution can no longer be the basis for their title campaign. It has already cost them too much.

Benitez was the subject of some questioning in the aftermath for his decision to remove Fernando Torres shortly before Cahill's goal, sending on the trusted Lucas to see out the final few minutes.

Torres looked exhausted, but if he was to be removed was Javier Mascherano not the better option?

And once again Robbie Keane endured a nightmare evening before the traditional round of sympathetic Anfield applause accompanied his early departure.

It may be an optical illusion, but on occasions it almost looks like his Liverpool colleagues are unaware of Keane's actual presence on the pitch. The game goes on around him. He waits in vain for passes that never come. He makes runs that are rarely spotted.

He has no natural link with Torres and it is not a pretty sight to see a player who is normally the epitome of exuberance and confidence running on empty when it comes to both of those crucial commodities.

Liverpool's fans certainly did their bit with ear-splitting backing for their team, but they were ominously silent at the final whistle as Everton's supporters celebrated.

And they deserved to celebrate after watching their side make light of paper-thin resources once more.

Moyes is fashioning another excellent season from a group of players who he says would be top of the league if points were awarded for spirit.

In previous Anfield visits, they looked as if it would not actually cross their minds that they could win - a lack of belief reflected in wretched results,

But this was a performance of confidence as well as resolve, with Steven Pienaar leading the way in following Moyes' mantra of bravery in possession.

The heroes, however, were at the back, with Phil Jagielka once again suggesting he cannot be far from an England recall and Leighton Baines playing arguably his finest game for the club.

And, for the team with no strikers, how valuable is the contribution of goalscorer Cahill?

A nuisance for 90 minutes, occasionally driving Martin Skrtel to distraction, he has the priceless knack of arriving unmarked in the penalty area.

Everton have now drawn against Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool this season - the next step they take may be the most crucial.

Self-belief and positive thinking is the key, as it is for Liverpool and Benitez.

Liverpool's title bandwagon has hardly come flying off the rails, but there is little doubt unsteadiness and uncertainty has crept in at a most inopportune time.

Time to put away the politics and focus on the football.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on January 20, 2009, 11:28:38 AM
He's Cracking Up
He's Cracking Up
He's Crackinggg
Rafa's Cracking Up
Title: Breaking News- Mourinho thinks Liverpool can win the title.
Post by: kaliman2006 on January 25, 2009, 11:44:11 AM
Shock of the day!

 :o

Maybe I should reconsider my dislike of Mourinho.

http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11661_4847797,00.html

Mourinho - Liverpool can win
Jose sees no reason why Reds can't lift title
Last updated: 25th January 2009

 
Mourinho: Believes in Liverpool

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Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes Liverpool have the ability to win this season's Premier League title.

Liverpool currently sit second in the table, level on points with leaders Manchester United but having played a game more.

However, Mourinho still believes that the Merseyside club have all the tools necessary to maintain their championship challenge.

"It has been interesting watching Liverpool this season. I think they have everything they need to win the title," he wrote in the Sunday Telegraph.

"I still can't understand why they didn't do it in the last four years. Why wouldn't they be able to do it this season? Of course they can.

"The manager is good, the players are good, the crowd is unique, the tradition of the club is big, so why can't they do it? I think they can."

Lost Points
The current Inter Milan boss did warn Liverpool that their traditional league slump in the second half of the season could prove costly.

"Usually it is when the UEFA Champions League starts that they lose their focus on the Premier League," Mourinho added.

"It was like this in previous years when they did very well in the Champions League but they lost too many points in the championship.

"They have already lost 10 points at home by drawing the kind of matches they used to win. Against Stoke, Fulham, West Ham, Hull and Everton it has been two points lost. So if you can imagine that they had those 10 points now, they would be top of the league."


The Game
The charismatic Portuguese manager also played down the rift between Rafa Benitez and United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, saying the recent dispute was not down to a lack of mutual respect.

"As for these stories I read about Rafael Benitez and Alex Ferguson exchanging words, this is all part of the game," he said.

"It is part of the fight you have to make to win a title, part of the pressure that managers try and put on other managers, clubs and structures to try to get an advantage.

"I think Benitez and Ferguson respect each other and both know they are contenders for the title. I don't think it is personal."

Prem 2008/09 Win Outright: Liverpool 4/1


Title: Re: Breaking News- Mourinho thinks Liverpool can win the title.
Post by: capodetutticapi on January 25, 2009, 11:52:13 AM
jose come like de guy who thought he wanted to fart.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on January 25, 2009, 11:52:25 AM
Pennant rues Rafa treatment

by RivalsDM

Updated: January 23, 2009, 7:01 PM EST

Former teenage prodigy Pennant, 26, is looking forward to kicking off his Pompey career in the FA Cup clash with Swansea after arriving at Fratton Park on a six-month loan deal following three months out in the cold at Anfield.

Although he joined Arsenal for a £2million fee from home-town club Notts County 10 years ago and became their youngest player in a competitive match at just over 16, he was rarely given a chance by manager Arsene Wenger.

Pennant had loan spells at Watford and Leeds before joining Birmingham who sold him to Liverpool for �6million in 2005.

He forced his way into a star-studded team and played in a Champions League final.

But this season, after coming back from a broken leg, Pennant made just three starts for the Reds - the last in a 1-0 win over Portsmouth in their new manager Tony Adams' first match in charge - and claims he was a victim of manager Rafael Benitez's preference for foreign talent.

He said: "I don't know what it is with me and Rafa. He knows I've got the ability and that I'm capable of playing in his team.

"But when you find yourself suddenly training on your own - when all the other boys are out there - and it's just a couple of years after playing in a Champions League final, you've got to wonder where you are going.

Pennant told Sky Sports he felt his career was "rotting away" in Liverpool's reserves and that he simply had to review his options.

"I've come here to Portsmouth to do a job for them and when my contract is finished in July then the world's my oyster," he said.

"I don't think Liverpool will be watching or coming back for me. They can't say anything to me really.

"All I've said to Rafa in the last couple of seasons is 'good morning' and things like that, but you can't knock him. It's his team and he's won plenty of trophies, including the Champions League.

"But it does look as if, apart from the obvious ones, you stand a better chance of being in the team there if you are a foreigner."

Adams was firmly established as Arsenal and England captain when Pennant arrived at Highbury from Notts County.

"He's always been a quality talent," the Pompey boss said.

"Signing a player like Jermaine wasn't a major priority but he's a major addition to the squad.

"I've no fears about him not having played for a while because he's bright and quick and naturally fit."

Adams is glad to have Pennant available, particularly after a scan revealed that Croatia midfielder Niko Kranjcar has torn a groin muscle and is likely to be out long-term.

Kranjcar, who has already admitted he expects to be sold by Pompey in the summer, missed the beginning of the current campaign following an ankle operation and has made only 10 starts since returning in November.

"It looks a bad one and we'll miss him for what I believe will be quite a while," said Adams.

Regarding Saturday's FA Cup fourth-round tie against Championship Swansea at Fratton Park, Adams added: "They are playing probably some of their best football in the division at the moment. They destroyed Reading last week with their passing in a 4-3-3 set up.

"I don't think I can give them bigger praise than that and although we'll start favourites as the holders we've got to stay as resilient as we have been in the last few games to avoid being punished."

Adams has dismissed fears that his England goalkeeper David James is only playing on thanks to a painkilling injection in his knee.

Adams told the Portsmouth News: "He will be absolutely fine and I can't imagine he won't play tomorrow.

"He doesn't need an operation and probably doesn't need another injection either."

http://msn.foxsports.com/soccer/story/9125166/Pennant-rues-Rafa-treatment
Title: Re: Breaking News- Mourinho thinks Liverpool can win the title.
Post by: sammy on January 25, 2009, 12:02:39 PM
 :rotfl:

Jose could real mamaguy man yes..... funny how he eh think that they "can" win the Cl also.

He just like attention and have to deflect the press/ public away from Juve taking Serie A this year and the stick he getting for allowing them to catch up
Title: Re: Breaking News- Mourinho thinks Liverpool can win the title.
Post by: Mose on January 25, 2009, 12:10:17 PM
But I find he right. Liverpool in a good position and ManU carrying a lot of injuries, particularly in the defence. I'm sure all those injuries and the number of games they have to play (CL,EPL,FAcup,CarlingCup) will eventually take their toll.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: giggsy11 on January 25, 2009, 12:10:47 PM
Robbie Keane is probably asking similar questions and have similar frustrations. Wonder if he is training on his own?
Title: Re: Breaking News- Mourinho thinks Liverpool can win the title.
Post by: acb on January 25, 2009, 12:14:17 PM
Mind games.

Rafa was Jose's bunny during The Special One's reign in the Premiership.
Rafa is now Fergie's bunny, and Fergie is the king of chain-up talk.

Jose must be laughing heartily ... especially after Liverpool draw at home just now.
Pressure is on Rafa.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on January 26, 2009, 06:20:08 PM
I was wondering if the Robbie Keane purchase was done without Rafa approval.
Keane cant play up front on his own, therefore he cant be a Torres backup.
We shoulda tried Babel down the middle and see what woulda happened at least.
ah cant understand having Ngog in the matchday squad instead of Keane.
anybody else feel something sinister afoot?

Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Disgruntled_Trini on January 26, 2009, 06:21:44 PM
Mods - it have a Liverpool vs Everton thread down at the bottom of the page.

Wha we go do bout that?!?!
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on January 26, 2009, 06:26:27 PM
Mods - it have a Liverpool vs Everton thread down at the bottom of the page.

Wha we go do bout that?!?!
someweher ah did read Tallman is ah Man U supporter..maybe thais why he ent want to upset he boy them  :devil:

but yeah they should merge that Everton game though
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: LondonTrini LFC on January 27, 2009, 03:04:19 PM
the season ends in May...

But I will say this... The ball is round, the game lasts 90 minutes, everything else is pure theory...

the table does not lie though... Liverpool are where they are because they have lost 1 game to Spurs... they have drawn too many games as well...

Regardless, the red half of Manchester can't afford to lose any games either...

Let's see what transpires, eh fellas...
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: capodetutticapi on January 28, 2009, 01:35:52 PM
wigan v liverpool on fsc now.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: giggsy11 on January 28, 2009, 03:05:31 PM
Mido is one of the biggest shithounds/shitsnakes playin in the EPL!  Lord have mercy, doh understand why he dos still geh run!
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: capodetutticapi on January 28, 2009, 03:12:48 PM
just now wigan will equalise
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bitter on January 28, 2009, 03:30:02 PM
Penal!

Mido does the job.


Gerrard off, Robbie Keane on to rescue them
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: giggsy11 on January 28, 2009, 03:32:00 PM
Penal!

Mido does the job.


Gerrard off, Robbie Keane on to rescue them


Rafa going for the draw!
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Mango Chow! on January 28, 2009, 03:33:55 PM
Mido is one of the biggest shithounds/shitsnakes playin in the EPL!  Lord have mercy, doh understand why he dos still geh run!

Because he can score penalties!  :devil:
Ah have to say it:If Liverpool don't come back and win this game, their title hopes are over!

Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: giggsy11 on January 28, 2009, 03:43:09 PM
Mido is one of the biggest shithounds/shitsnakes playin in the EPL!  Lord have mercy, doh understand why he dos still geh run!

Because he can score penalties!  :devil:
Ah have to say it:If Liverpool don't come back and win this game, their title hopes are over!




Ah think yuh ment tuh say their chances of finishing second are over!
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Tenorsaw on January 28, 2009, 03:54:21 PM
Benitez need to find a new team to manage.  Yuh telling me that Keane good for a 5 min sweat? F**K off.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: dinho on January 28, 2009, 03:57:11 PM
This Rafa is a goat.

I think Yahoo gamecast says it best:

"72' LIVERPOOL SUB: Sometimes I want to do painful, tortuous things to Rafa Benitez, like he does to me. He has taken off Torres - the only striker - and brought on Riera - a winger. Even though Keane and Kuyt are on the bench. AAARRRGGGGHHH!!!"


"84' LIVERPOOL SUB: Benitez finally brings on Keane but OH NO WHAT IS HE DOING!!?? He takes Gerrard off. Gerrard!! The only man who scores late goals for you all the time! Your best player! After taking off your second-best player, the person next most likely to score late goals etc etc. I give up."


Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: giggsy11 on January 28, 2009, 04:00:19 PM
Benitez need to find a new team to manage.  Yuh telling me that Keane good for a 5 min sweat? F**K off.


Obviously I aint no Shiterpool fan but I must say the way he has dealt with Keane has been immature and spiteful. It just is not right that he puttin his personal feelings ahead of the best interest of the side's ambitions. And is not like the players he has played ahead of Keane are better or have been better. My condolences with that one.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Tenorsaw on January 28, 2009, 04:10:53 PM
Keep yuh beef with Parry off the field..F**k man!
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: JDB on January 28, 2009, 05:33:06 PM
Rafa is beyond a goat.

Since he open he cyat about Ferguson he ent win a game, 4 draws.

He want control of player valuations and he blame Parry for spending 20M on Keane because that only leave them with 14M for barry and Villa wanted more.

But if you look at Rafa transfer history would you trust him to value players.


He get lucky that Kuyt vindicate his move to the wing by working so hard but if you match Kuyt up against a true winger he can't keep up.

Then the selections.

Could somebody tell me why Agger can't even make the squad? yet he have no problem with the player.

He want to ship Alonso and every game the man play he either create or score a goal. To add insult he playing Leiva, a less Brazilian Brazilian I never see. Pure toots.

And every game Torres coming off and Benitez have no plan B. He winning game 1-0 and taking off Torres to bring on a set of defenders and shitsnakes like Ngog.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: capodetutticapi on January 28, 2009, 05:38:34 PM
just now wigan will equalise
hahahahahahaha
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: GunnerStunner on January 28, 2009, 05:43:57 PM
just now wigan will equalise
hahahahahahaha

goatmouthus instigatus
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: elan on January 28, 2009, 05:44:43 PM
This Rafa is a goat.

I think Yahoo gamecast says it best:

"72' LIVERPOOL SUB: Sometimes I want to do painful, tortuous things to Rafa Benitez, like he does to me. He has taken off Torres - the only striker - and brought on Riera - a winger. Even though Keane and Kuyt are on the bench. AAARRRGGGGHHH!!!"


"84' LIVERPOOL SUB: Benitez finally brings on Keane but OH NO WHAT IS HE DOING!!?? He takes Gerrard off. Gerrard!! The only man who scores late goals for you all the time! Your best player! After taking off your second-best player, the person next most likely to score late goals etc etc. I give up."




Since last year in the CL when I talk about he shady subs alyuh tell me I don't know what ah talking about.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: giggsy11 on January 28, 2009, 05:50:22 PM
This Rafa is a goat.

I think Yahoo gamecast says it best:

"72' LIVERPOOL SUB: Sometimes I want to do painful, tortuous things to Rafa Benitez, like he does to me. He has taken off Torres - the only striker - and brought on Riera - a winger. Even though Keane and Kuyt are on the bench. AAARRRGGGGHHH!!!"


"84' LIVERPOOL SUB: Benitez finally brings on Keane but OH NO WHAT IS HE DOING!!?? He takes Gerrard off. Gerrard!! The only man who scores late goals for you all the time! Your best player! After taking off your second-best player, the person next most likely to score late goals etc etc. I give up."




Since last year in the CL when I talk about he shady subs alyuh tell me I don't know what ah talking about.


Yuh doh know what yuh talkin about ;D
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on January 28, 2009, 05:52:45 PM
Top of the League and that's a Fact!
Top of the League and that's a Fact!
Top of the League and that's a Fact!
Top of the League and that's a Fact!

Rafa you c**t lol... since you fact fiasco...

Utd 3 pl games..3 wins..9 points...position 1st
Liverpool 3 pl games...0 wins.. 3 points...position 3rd

HE'S CRACKING UP HE'S CRACKING UP
HE'S CRACKING!!
RAFA'S CRACKING UP
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Mango Chow! on January 29, 2009, 07:20:54 AM
A very, very good friend of mine said to me about 3-4 years ago: "...the more rafa learn to speak english, is de more shit he does talk...." well boy......seems like that is was an unintended analogy/prediction of his managing skills.   :beermug:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Daft Trini on January 29, 2009, 08:05:31 AM
 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

Oh Lawd........ 

 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

You can count on Rafa and liverfool when you need a good laugh

 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on January 29, 2009, 08:39:05 AM
... there'll be time enough for counting, when the dealing's done.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: FF on January 29, 2009, 09:08:54 AM
... there'll be time enough for counting, when the dealing's done.

Yuh know the gambler end up dead in that song right Bakes  ;)
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: ckhan on January 29, 2009, 09:34:04 AM
I feel dis man is really beginning to crack up in truth but there is still more football to be played. 
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on January 29, 2009, 09:48:36 AM
... there'll be time enough for counting, when the dealing's done.

Yuh know the gambler end up dead in that song right Bakes  ;)

You mad or what... de gambler making music still tuh dis day.  Matter ah fact he does be in Trini every year fuh mother's day like he name Ace Cannon :D
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: boss on January 29, 2009, 11:37:26 AM
(http://i39.tinypic.com/2u8wewl.gif)
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: ckhan on January 29, 2009, 11:40:49 AM
water in de knee....lololol
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: acb on January 29, 2009, 11:42:13 AM
the amazing thing about that was that it didn't go to waste.
good thing he pass it to Gerrard and no-body else.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: JDB on January 29, 2009, 11:43:27 AM
(http://i39.tinypic.com/2u8wewl.gif)

That is a beautiful piece of skill. Unplayable because the defenders can't gamble on him choosng and executing that option.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: ckhan on January 29, 2009, 11:48:24 AM
de skill on display in dat little breathing space, good stuff. :beermug:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: dinho on January 29, 2009, 01:46:56 PM
Rafa good for cup format where yuh could lock up shop and score 1 and frustrate the opposition to death, or play tactically well in the home and away fixture format.

but if you serious about winning the league and you leading Wigan 1-0 in a must win game, then yuh need to leave yuh big guns out on the pitch until de result is assured.

Worse yet if the score is 1-1 then yuh supposed to do everything to get that result.. even if it mean playing with 2 in the back.. Thats what champions do!

But no yuh subbing yuh best player Gerrard and bringing on a cold Robbie Keane.

this team doh deserve to win nothing.

Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on January 29, 2009, 04:36:26 PM
poor robbie.
He must be vex he used to support this side when he was a youth
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on January 29, 2009, 05:36:16 PM
Sky Sports News sources understand Tottenham have enquired about Robbie Keane's availability at Liverpool.

Keane's future at Anfield has been the subject of intense speculation after he was left out of the squad for last weekend's FA Cup clash with Everton.

The Republic of Ireland international has endured a difficult time at Liverpool since his summer arrival from Tottenham struggling to establish himself in Rafa Benitez's plans.

Benitez has refused to confirm Keane's future and the player was only given a late run-out in Wednesday's draw with Wigan.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is thought to be in the market for a new striker and he has never hidden his admiration for Keane.

Sky Sports News sources claim Spurs have made an informal enquiry for Keane, but no bid has been tabled for the former Leeds ace.

http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,12876_4871624,00.html
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: kev on January 30, 2009, 02:54:42 PM
Rafa in his press conference today have written to Spurs complaining about Redknapp and trying to unsettle Keane
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: acb on January 30, 2009, 05:31:51 PM
Rafa in his press conference today have written to Spurs complaining about Redknapp and trying to unsettle Keane

Nothing will come of this except a little bit of gran'charging.

If the Reds can recoup some/ all of that money that they paid for Keane - I'm sure they're willing to call it even, because they could do with the money - just like the rest of teams.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: giggsy11 on January 30, 2009, 06:49:24 PM
Rafa in his press conference today have written to Spurs complaining about Redknapp and trying to unsettle Keane


Rafa should write to Rafa for unsettling Keane. Me thinks when he had surgery they removed the wrong set of stones!
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on February 01, 2009, 12:06:51 AM
I ent know what to say without running de coach down yes  :frustrated:
look at Villa against Wigan today, they were trying to win, therefore they made positive substitutions, even though they didn't score they had 2 wingers and 2 centre forwards on the blasted field.

Rafa need to leave that 4-2-3-1 for when we playing Europe big guns and against the other Top 3 Epl teams,
any other team we should be playing with at least 2 forwards.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on February 01, 2009, 12:13:50 AM
Liverpool v Chelsea preview

Liverpool and Chelsea will be hoping to keep up the title pressure when they meet at Anfield on Sunday.
Both clubs trail league leaders Manchester United by two points, but with United able to stretch that advantage to five by Saturday evening, a defeat for Liverpool or Chelsea could be a major blow to their challenge.

Despite a strong first half to the season, Liverpool are currently experiencing their worst run of form of the campaign, having failed to record a league victory so far in 2009.

Chelsea, on the other hand, appear to be returning to form following their crippling 3-0 loss to United earlier in the month.

Two wins on the trot have seen the Blues' flagging campaign reignited, and a victory against Liverpool would undoubtedly send out a signal of intent to their title rivals.

However, Luiz Felipe Scolari's side will first have to overturn a dreadful record against the rest of last season's top four this season, having lost all three meetings to date.

Team news
Liverpool are likely to return to their strongest starting line-up after the midweek draw with Wigan, meaning that Xabi Alonso, Albert Riera and Dirk Kuyt should all be recalled.

Fernando Torres is almost certain to lead the line for the Reds, but fellow striker Robbie Keane may have to settle for a place on the bench once again.

Chelsea are unlikely to be changed from the side that defeated Middlesbrough on Wednesday, with two-goal hero Salomon Kalou continuing alongside Premier League top goalscorer Nicolas Anelka up front.

Deco may come in for Florent Malouda, but the Londoners are likely to look for continuity as they go in search of a vital win.


Possible starting XIs
Liverpool: Reina, Arbeloa, Carragher, Skrtel, Aurelio, Kuyt, Alonso, Mascherano, Riera, Gerrard, Torres.

Chelsea
: Cech, Bosingwa, Alex, Terry, A Cole, Mikel, Ballack, Lampard, Malouda, Anelka, Kalou.

Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on February 01, 2009, 09:03:07 AM
Looks like Keane is on his way out back to Spurs, or should I say being kicked out  :-\
Rafa finally admitted that he didn't buy Keane
Rafa I'm ashamed of how you treated this player, keep the players out of your beef with the management of the club
I hope we get back what we spent, i would gladly take Lennon, Huddlestone and Jenas or any combination with money.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: boss on February 01, 2009, 09:12:56 AM
They just confirmed on the radio that Keane is not in the XI or on the bench...strong rumour that there will be a Keane - Lennon straight swap...

Liverpool: Reina, Arbeloa, Aurelio, Carragher, Skrtel, Mascherano, Alonso, Gerrard, Kuyt, Riera, Torres.

Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: D.H.W on February 01, 2009, 09:25:29 AM
when this game starting?
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: boss on February 01, 2009, 09:26:53 AM
when this game starting?

In half an hour (4pm GMT)
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on February 01, 2009, 09:27:56 AM
Rafa is beyond a goat.

Since he open he cyat about Ferguson he ent win a game, 4 draws.

He want control of player valuations and he blame Parry for spending 20M on Keane because that only leave them with 14M for barry and Villa wanted more.

But if you look at Rafa transfer history would you trust him to value players.

  • Keane was never going to work in this Liverpool system and Rafa show that he can't get the side to play two forwards. He waaay too defensive minded for that.
  • Voronin, waste a money. Last one season
  • Crouch, spend big money then when yuh get Torres yuh realize Crouch can't suit your system.
  • Dossena, if ever there was a goat it is Dossena. Yuh spend 7M on a left back that slow as mud.
  • Pennant, just two years and he playing the same football as he was at Brum. Is not like his fickleness is a surprise.

He get lucky that Kuyt vindicate his move to the wing by working so hard but if you match Kuyt up against a true winger he can't keep up.

Then the selections.

Could somebody tell me why Agger can't even make the squad? yet he have no problem with the player.

He want to ship Alonso and every game the man play he either create or score a goal. To add insult he playing Leiva, a less Brazilian Brazilian I never see. Pure toots.

And every game Torres coming off and Benitez have no plan B. He winning game 1-0 and taking off Torres to bring on a set of defenders and shitsnakes like Ngog.
Juma ah agree with most of what yuh say there.
Agger has been injured for the last month or so, but still Rafa shoulda come out and say he ent want to sell him to Milan.
We problem is that left back spot, at least Arbeloa does still make it up the right wing, i ent know what to say bout Aurelio and Dossena, is best we have Skettel and Agger in the back and put Carragher in de left back, or maybe just play with 3 at the back.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: giggsy11 on February 01, 2009, 09:28:06 AM
when this game starting?


11am Eastern time on FSC- be there or be square- enjoy the continued demise of either Chelski or Shiterpool!
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: D.H.W on February 01, 2009, 09:28:48 AM
when this game starting?


11am Eastern time on FSC- be there or be square- enjoy the continued demise of either Chelski or Shiterpool!

 :devil: :devil: :devil:  :salute:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on February 01, 2009, 09:30:21 AM
They just confirmed on the radio that Keane is not in the XI or on the bench...strong rumour that there will be a Keane - Lennon straight swap...

Liverpool: Reina, Arbeloa, Aurelio, Carragher, Skrtel, Mascherano, Alonso, Gerrard, Kuyt, Riera, Torres.


we should ship Lucas in that deal too  :devil:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: boss on February 01, 2009, 09:35:47 AM
We problem is that left back spot, at least Arbeloa does still make it up the right wing, i ent know what to say bout Aurelio and Dossena, is best we have Skettel and Agger in the back and put Carragher in de left back, or maybe just play with 3 at the back.

Emiliano Insua is at the South American U-20 championships with Argentina, and quite frankly I don't know why. His extended run in the side over the Christmas season cemented him as our best left back in my opinion. I don't like Dossena at all, and Aurelio is ok going forward, but Insua is better and an overall better defender. The sooner Argentina get knocked out of that tournament, the better (Argentina play Brazil on Monday night)  :beermug:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: boss on February 01, 2009, 09:37:55 AM
Chelsea XI: Cech, Bosingwa, Alex, Terry, Cole, Kalou, Ballack, Mikel, Lampard, Malouda, Anelka
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on February 01, 2009, 09:43:11 AM
If Tottenham swap Keane for Lennon they are out their minds....Firstly they have only Bentley as the next good wing option...O'Hara is a decent player but they will need 2 very good wingers to pull them out of the trouble they are in

If they swap...they will have to buy a winger...or at least loan in one
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: boss on February 01, 2009, 09:50:51 AM
Robbie Keane is in the Liverpool dressing room (in plain clothes obviously) according to radio reports...this gets curiouser and curiouser...
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: giggsy11 on February 01, 2009, 09:52:02 AM
If Tottenham swap Keane for Lennon they are out their minds....Firstly they have only Bentley as the next good wing option...O'Hara is a decent player but they will need 2 very good wingers to pull them out of the trouble they are in

If they swap...they will have to buy a winger...or at least loan in one


Agreed, but that my friend is the difference between a team who has a clear and definete blue print for continued success (United) versus teams like Spurs ( Shiterpool, Chelski, ) who don't and are floundering as a result.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: boss on February 01, 2009, 09:53:43 AM
If Tottenham swap Keane for Lennon they are out their minds....Firstly they have only Bentley as the next good wing option...O'Hara is a decent player but they will need 2 very good wingers to pull them out of the trouble they are in

If they swap...they will have to buy a winger...or at least loan in one

Palacios can play on the wing, but you have a valid point. Plus, there are more than 24 hours left in the transfer window - I suspect this will go down to the wire  :beermug:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: kev on February 01, 2009, 10:12:40 AM
Rumour is Keane to Spurs possibly Lennon in part ex and bent to Sunderland to help pay for it.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: JDB on February 01, 2009, 10:17:11 AM
They just confirmed on the radio that Keane is not in the XI or on the bench...strong rumour that there will be a Keane - Lennon straight swap...

Poor Lennon. Rafa has yet to show that he could trust a winger to run a line properly. Lennon is a better player than Pennant but he probaly end up the same way.


If Tottenham swap Keane for Lennon they are out their minds....Firstly they have only Bentley as the next good wing option...O'Hara is a decent player but they will need 2 very good wingers to pull them out of the trouble they are in

If they swap...they will have to buy a winger...or at least loan in one

Redknapp already looking to marginalize Lennon. He buy Palacios, believes in Modric and Zokora. After them 3 yuh have Bentley, Huddlestone, Jenas and O'Hara to get a sweat. Plus he want to play with two strikers so Lennon's options are limited right now.

Lennon and Jenas lookinng like they on borrowed time.

Which is madness IMO. Rednkapp would be doing a better job if he would just focus on building up the players he has now, which are better than what he had at Pompey, rather than trying to bloat the squad.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: boss on February 01, 2009, 12:05:55 PM
 :beermug:....And just like that, the title race is on again..... :beermug:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on February 01, 2009, 12:16:52 PM
:beermug:....And just like that, the title race is on again..... :beermug:
it was never off, we just wanted to show them we could play ketch up..come from behind does sound nice  :devil:

so what was the difference with this game and the games after the Newcastle game
is like we don't play with the intensity against the mediocre sides
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: boss on February 01, 2009, 01:45:57 PM
BBC Radio 5Live are reporting that Spurs have bid £15m for Robbie Keane
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on February 01, 2009, 01:59:34 PM
BBC Radio 5Live are reporting that Spurs have bid £15m for Robbie Keane
And the thot plickens...
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on February 03, 2009, 06:16:40 AM
dat whole Robbie Keane thing was a piece of assness by the Club on a whole and it look like we take a huge loss on it,
unless we did only pay some of the fee initially and then Spurs come and say we go give allyuh 12 million and call it even

Robbie ah apologise for that treatment yuh get  :-[

on another note something kinda fishy with Spurs buying back all dem players too, how come they ent call back Berbatov yet?  :devil:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: lickslikefire on February 03, 2009, 06:40:55 AM
If Keane score against liverpool in the last game of the season to cost them the league i go laugh.....rafa do a pack ah assness with keane
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bourbon on February 03, 2009, 09:05:56 PM
If Keane score against liverpool in the last game of the season to cost them the league i go laugh.....rafa do a pack ah assness with keane

Dat go make this all the more likely.....


(http://www.studs-up.com/comics/2009-01-21.jpg)
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on February 04, 2009, 12:02:00 AM

Robbie ah apologise for that treatment yuh get  :-[

...as a huge Robbie Keane fan I approve of this message.


Rafa is a backside and ah half.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: kicker on February 04, 2009, 09:34:34 AM

Robbie ah apologise for that treatment yuh get  :-[

...as a huge Robbie Keane fan I approve of this message.


Rafa is a backside and ah half.

Rafa overthinks...

At Valencia he won some titles, and he became known for his tactical prowess, discipline and defense which allowed him to finish ahead of Real & Barca with less talented squads "on paper".... The difference between Valencia in Rafa's day, and Liverpool now is that Valencia had a multitude of exceptionally talented squad/role players, (Rufete, Aimar, Carboni, Angulo, Ayala, Baraja, Kily Gonzales etc...)  and no real standout Talisman....The kinda squad that seems to fit perfectly into an over-managing, lack of free-flow style of coaching that is Rafa's

Liverpool currently has 2 talismanic players (now that Keane is gone), and a bunch of good but not exceptional squad players...and it doesn't seem like overmanaging works with that kinda player make-up because while it might bring out the best in your squad players, it doesn't seem to do so for your iconic big players, and Keane looks to be another example of such- funny thing is average men were calling it before it even happened...

Plain & simple there was just no room for a player like Keane in the side.  Keane is not a squad player- you need to build the game around him or else you won't get the most of him...and it's plain as day that Liverpool's game is/was built around Gerrard & Torres... Keane was made to be a squad player, and he returned the output of a squad player...now he's gone off to another team that will employ him as the leader that he is.   
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: acb on February 04, 2009, 09:36:06 AM
I wonder if all the people who buy Robbie Keane Liverpool Jerseys getting a refund or exchange? ... and on the flip side of the coin, everybody at Tottenham who turn their Keane shirts into car cloth ... well look ting! - Vintage Keane shirt .. worn on the fields of battle.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: JDB on February 04, 2009, 10:07:22 AM
Far be it from me to say "I told you" so, but

When plenty men was praising the Keane signing (http://www.socawarriors.net/forum/index.php?topic=37755.0) (allyuh know allyuh self) I was saying that Rafa would waste him. At best the Keane transfer would have made Liverpool deeper but he was nnever going to make their first team better because Rafa has a fixed way of playing and that does not include two forwards.

Solid signing.  Good for 20 goals every season.  Knows the Prem.

Not playing out on the wing. Benitez is not playing Keane and Torres up front as a twosome.

Expect him to be playing where Kuyt and Babel play most games, and only sometimes up top with Torres or replacing him when he is rested.

Very good player but no guarantee that Rafa will get the best out of him.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: kicker on February 04, 2009, 10:31:07 AM
Far be it from me to say "I told you" so, but

When plenty men was praising the Keane signing (http://www.socawarriors.net/forum/index.php?topic=37755.0) (allyuh know allyuh self) I was saying that Rafa would waste him. At best the Keane transfer would have made Liverpool deeper but he was nnever going to make their first team better because Rafa has a fixed way of playing and that does not include two forwards.

Solid signing.  Good for 20 goals every season.  Knows the Prem.

Not playing out on the wing. Benitez is not playing Keane and Torres up front as a twosome.

Expect him to be playing where Kuyt and Babel play most games, and only sometimes up top with Torres or replacing him when he is rested.

Very good player but no guarantee that Rafa will get the best out of him.

Ah like how yuh say far be it from me to say I told you so...yet that's exactly what yuh doing  :D

btw I called it too (in that same thread):  Well kinda....

i think this signing makes Liverpool a legitimate contender for the EPL title this season.

now they finally have a 2nd forward who can actually score goals and create them, and now I expect Dirk Kuyt to be a firm fixture on the right wing.

Keane is a man scores goals anywhere he goes, even at Inter Milan. The only reason he had a few less goals last season is because his minutes was getting ration off steady to Darren Bent and Jermain Defoe and he was always first sub and Berbatov wasn't coming off for nothing.

I remember going to watch Keane play live a couple years ago against Fulham and I was amazed at this guy's touch and control, awareness and passing.  He was dropping back deep and controlling the game, everything was going through him.

excellent move by liverpool.

Agreed- very smart hard working player- good buy for most teams...but I don't think he managed a single goal at Inter (not that I remember).... Tardelli wasn't on him man at all....Loaned him out as soon as Lippi got the boot...might have been some politics involved there (or maybe just personal preferences)

Thing about Keane though is for all his talent and his experience, I feel like only in the last 2 seasons or so, he began to enjoy being a "franchise player" as opposed to someone trying to prove himself (got screwed at Inter, had to fight for a spot in his second season at Leeds, had to fight for spot for sometime at Hotspur).......I only hope that Benitez' rotation policy doesn't mean more of the same old frustration for him....because it would be a terrible waste, and he might have been better served staying at White Hart lane or playing with a team outside of the "big 4".

 ;D
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on February 04, 2009, 02:19:49 PM
I, like many I presume... liked the signing for the potential it offered.  No one knew exactly how it would have played out in Rafa's system.  Some of you took a guess that it wouldn't and you were right.  I have no problem telling you so in hindsight.

Waste of money... waste of a player.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: dinho on February 04, 2009, 02:36:28 PM
i raising my hand and eating my crow...  :-\

i really thought Keane was good for a 20 goals this season and remember posting that he would turn liverpool in to genuine title contenders if he and Torres click.

But i think i was blinded by being wrong about Torres the season before. I predicted he would fail under Rafa and i was completely wrong.

the fact is, as kicker alluded to in his post earlier, that Rafa's system is inhospitable to out and out strikers, but is a role player's haven. Torres is a notable exception.

During his time when he brought unprecedented success to Valencia, the one soft area of the team was up front. There were no really outstanding forwards at that club, with all kinda journeymen like Mista, Salva Ballesta, Angulo, Carew and other hounds rotating in the sole forward position and providing barren returns.. Even Aimar, the one standout talismanic player in the team experience a hefty dose of salt under Rafa.

I don't think there was a forward that scored more than 15 goals in any season during that era.. The system however depended on firstly a strong defence (Ayala, Marchena and de wingbacks) a strong central midield (Baraja, Albelda) supported by presssing wingers (Rufete, Kily Gonzalez, Vicente) but no forwards..

i feel sorry for Robbie Keane, but at least he ent rot there for more than half a season.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: giggsy11 on February 04, 2009, 02:58:45 PM
Ah watching Everton v Liverpool in the FA cup replay-Gerrard off due to hamstring. Liverpool has 4 of the biggest floppers in the EPL- one is an Englishman, a Brazilian little shite who does commit a foul on almost every play and continues to boggle my mind how he does not get carded farless sent off and 2 Spaniards.

It appears that hamstring injuries have been the injury of the season. It appears that every other injury to a player has been a hamstring injury.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: giggsy11 on February 04, 2009, 03:49:21 PM
Well, well, what do you know- not only did the little Brazilian shite get booked but he also got sent offf!
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on February 04, 2009, 04:49:52 PM
Bye Bye shithongs....120 minutes...Gerrard injured...Torres picked up a knock...Your manager is a fat spanish waiter and he's cracking up and DANNY GOSLING last minute winner for The Blue half of merseyside

Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Tenorsaw on February 04, 2009, 05:05:21 PM
Ok Small Mag, exhale.....
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on February 04, 2009, 06:05:12 PM
Bye Bye shithongs....120 minutes...Gerrard injured...Torres picked up a knock...Your manager is a fat spanish waiter and he's cracking up and DANNY GOSLING last minute winner for The Blue half of merseyside



so who gone replace Torres now? yuh know he girlie oops i mean prone to injuries. Rafa go probably start keane now........oops again!

 :rotfl: :rotfl:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: capodetutticapi on February 04, 2009, 06:11:47 PM
oh god,no epl title,FA cup hopes out de window and de CL highly unlikely.sure rafa gone after this season.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on February 04, 2009, 06:20:31 PM
Bye Bye shithongs....120 minutes...Gerrard injured...Torres picked up a knock...Your manager is a fat spanish waiter and he's cracking up and DANNY GOSLING last minute winner for The Blue half of merseyside



Grow up you little troll.  We understand that this is your life and all...
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on February 04, 2009, 08:28:26 PM
Bye Bye shithongs....120 minutes...Gerrard injured...Torres picked up a knock...Your manager is a fat spanish waiter and he's cracking up and DANNY GOSLING last minute winner for The Blue half of merseyside



Grow up you little troll.  We understand that this is your life and all...

cracking up like Rafa are we?  cant handle the pressure of mind games like your fat spanish waiter of a manager?
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on February 04, 2009, 08:33:59 PM
cracking up like Rafa are we?  cant handle the pressure of mind games like your fat spanish waiter of a manager?

Li'l boy, Rafa Benitez is of no consequence to me, unlike you and yuh god SAF. 

Additionally I don't live and die with Liverpool's wins and losses so you coming in here and throwing words doh really bother me like that.  I juss find it making you look immature... but then again, you are immature... so what am I saying.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on February 04, 2009, 08:49:03 PM
cracking up like Rafa are we?  cant handle the pressure of mind games like your fat spanish waiter of a manager?

Li'l boy, Rafa Benitez is of no consequence to me, unlike you and yuh god SAF. 

Additionally I don't live and die with Liverpool's wins and losses so you coming in here and throwing words doh really bother me like that.  I juss find it making you look immature... but then again, you are immature... so what am I saying.

And you handle the banter so maturely....
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on February 04, 2009, 09:15:02 PM
And you handle the banter so maturely....


Other than calling you a troll (which judging by your presence in this thread is factual), actually, I think I did.

My saying that you're "immature" wasn't a dig at you per se... you are immature, just an objective observation.  Youth is a mitigating factor but it only goes so far.  To be fair, many of us acted similarly in our teens... your actions stand out because of the age disparity relative to the majority... and your high profie at that.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on February 04, 2009, 09:19:53 PM
And you handle the banter so maturely....


Other than calling you a troll (which judging by your presence in this thread is factual), actually, I think I did.

My saying that you're "immature" wasn't a dig at you per se... you are immature, just an objective observation.  Youth is a mitigating factor but it only goes so far.  To be fair, many of us acted similarly in our teens... your actions stand out because of the age disparity relative to the majority... and your high profie at that.

I'm not immature..I'm just passionate about the sport and love the banter and stuff....And we all troll... how else are we to have a laugh at each other?

I'm not angry or snapping back... just letting you know it's part of the game

Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on February 04, 2009, 09:22:27 PM
And you handle the banter so maturely....


Other than calling you a troll (which judging by your presence in this thread is factual), actually, I think I did.

My saying that you're "immature" wasn't a dig at you per se... you are immature, just an objective observation.  Youth is a mitigating factor but it only goes so far.  To be fair, many of us acted similarly in our teens... your actions stand out because of the age disparity relative to the majority... and your high profie at that.

I'm not immature..I'm just passionate about the sport and love the banter and stuff....And we all troll... how else are we to have a laugh at each other?

I'm not angry or snapping back... just letting you know it's part of the game


Passion is understandable.

I actually find that you can be measured and mature when you want to be... which to me is the shame of it all.  I don't agree that we all troll... but many here do, so I guess in that regard your actions are no different.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: kaliman2006 on February 04, 2009, 09:45:06 PM
And you handle the banter so maturely....


Other than calling you a troll (which judging by your presence in this thread is factual), actually, I think I did.

My saying that you're "immature" wasn't a dig at you per se... you are immature, just an objective observation.  Youth is a mitigating factor but it only goes so far.  To be fair, many of us acted similarly in our teens... your actions stand out because of the age disparity relative to the majority... and your high profie at that.

I'm not immature..I'm just passionate about the sport and love the banter and stuff....And we all troll... how else are we to have a laugh at each other?

I'm not angry or snapping back... just letting you know it's part of the game


Passion is understandable.

I actually find that you can be measured and mature when you want to be... which to me is the shame of it all.  I don't agree that we all troll... but many here do, so I guess in that regard your actions are no different.

Bakes doh take on Small Mag...he eh start to deal wit' real responsibility and life yet.

He reminds me of myself when I was ah teenager.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: capodetutticapi on February 04, 2009, 10:13:33 PM
Rafa Benitez Blames 'Bad Luck' For Liverpool's FA Cup ExitRafa the gaffer couldn't his disappointment after the ten-man Reds were sent packing by their Mersey rivals...
Liverpool's hopes of recreating their 2006 FA Cup triumph were shattered last night as an extra-time Dan Gosling strike gave Everton the honours in the fourth-round replay at Goodison Park.

The Reds weren't at their best, it is fair to say, as the Toffees' defence - marshalled brilliantly by the ever-improving Phil Jagielka - barely gave Fernando Torres & Co. a sniff.

The Anfield club were further hampered by Steven Gerrard's early withdrawal with a hamstring injury, while Lucas Leiva joined his skipper on the sidelines later on after seeing red for a second bookable offence.

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez was full of regret for the way things unfolded, and he believes his side were rather unfortunate to lose at the death after working hard to overcome their handicaps.

The Spaniard told the club's official website, "I am really disappointed to have gone out of the FA Cup. To play for a long time with ten players and then to concede a goal right at the end from a deflection, we have to be disappointed.
 
"The turning point of the game was the sending-off but I prefer not to say anything about that.
 
"You can lose players which is part of the game but when you play with 10 players and they are working as hard as they did tonight it was really bad luck at the end."

Liverpool have now been eliminated from both English knock-out competitions, as Tottenham Hotspur ousted them from the League Cup in November.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on February 04, 2009, 10:30:43 PM
Bakes doh take on Small Mag...he eh start to deal wit' real responsibility and life yet.

He reminds me of myself when I was ah teenager.

Lol, dai'z why ah decide tuh pull back... I mighta been same way back den too.


I bet he belly never even self boil him yet  ;D
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: kicker on February 05, 2009, 12:40:34 PM
Bakes doh take on Small Mag...he eh start to deal wit' real responsibility and life yet.

He reminds me of myself when I was ah teenager.

Lol, dai'z why ah decide tuh pull back... I mighta been same way back den too.


I bet he belly never even self boil him yet  ;D

pee pee eh frothin' yet....  ;D
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: E-man on February 05, 2009, 12:59:42 PM
the goal by Gosling (at 5:15) made the ESPN SC top 10 last night

http://www.youtube.com/v/Q05K_TEF5oE
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: kaliman2006 on February 05, 2009, 01:11:08 PM
the goal by Gosling (at 5:15) made the ESPN SC top 10 last night

http://www.youtube.com/v/Q05K_TEF5oE

Nice finish. Everton deserves to go through.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on February 05, 2009, 03:30:03 PM
Nice finish. Everton deserves to go through.

It really was... even with the apparent touch by Skrtl. 

Neither of Lucas' yellows seemed deserved to me... certainly not the first.  Everton enjoyed all the chances after the sending off.  Alan Wiley cheated us of a chance to go through.  I wonder what are the chances of Lucas' red being rescinded?  ::)

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lol... Kicker, ent?  :D
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: acb on February 05, 2009, 03:44:04 PM
Nice finish. Everton deserves to go through.

It really was... even with the apparent touch by Skrtl. 

Neither of Lucas' yellows seemed deserved to me... certainly not the first.  Everton enjoyed all the chances after the sending off.  Alan Wiley cheated us of a chance to go through.  I wonder what are the chances of Lucas' red being rescinded?  ::)

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lol... Kicker, ent?  :D

lol.
2nd one was a yellow. first one, no way.

Interestingly enough, if Liverpool were to launch a similar appeal - they would be turned down, because I believe Kev noted on another thread that rules prohibit a team from appealing a sending off from two yellows - only if it's a direct red.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on February 06, 2009, 11:43:51 AM
So Gerrad out, and rafa saying that he may have to rest a "tired" Torres for the portsmouth game, whats plan b?
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on February 06, 2009, 09:05:18 PM
Gosling dumps out 10-man Reds
Everton 1 - Liverpool 0 (AET)


Teenager Dan Gosling won the Merseyside FA Cup battle for Everton with a winner deep into extra-time to dump out 10-man Liverpool.

The 19-year-old from Plymouth, in only his fifth appearance for the club, scored in the 118th minute to finally break the spirit of 10-man Liverpool.

Everton now face Aston Villa in the fifth round on February 15.

Liverpool ended in disarray. Robbie Keane sold, Steven Gerrard limping away after just 16 minutes, while Fernando Torres was withdrawn, exhausted, in extra-time.

They had been facing defeat from the moment Lucas was sent-off with 14 minutes of normal time left.

The Brazilian midfielder became the 23rd player to be dismissed in Merseyside derbies, with 16 of those coming in the last 10 years.

It summed up a fourth-round replay that was a war of attrition from the start between sides meeting for the third time in 17 days.

Everton had Marouane Fellaini back from suspension after missing the two derbies last month, while Liverpool left out Javier Mascherano and Fabio Aurelio, utilising Lucas and Andrea Dossena.

A simmering disdain was obvious. A match that was once the friendly derby turned into a nasty, spiteful one.

Neither manager had helped in the build-up as they sniped away at each other.

Reds boss Rafael Benitez had moaned about Everton's defensive tactics and physical approach while David Moyes claimed Liverpool were treated leniently by officials while asking for referee Alan Wiley to take a firm stance.

On the pitch the atmosphere was no better, and the Staffordshire official needed to be right on top of things.

He booked Tim Cahill after just 19 minutes for a flaying arm into Jamie Carragher's face, and lectures were dished out to Xabi Alonso, Lucas, Fellaini and Steven Pienaar.

There had been disruption for both sides beforehand.

Everton left out Victor Anichebe from their squad following his training-ground bust-up with Moyes, while Liverpool were surely distracted by the Keane saga.

And with the ink barely dry on transfer forms that had taken him back to Spurs, it was predictable that Liverpool found need for the Irishman after just 16 minutes.

They suffered the a savage blow when Gerrard pulled up with a hamstring problem and was replaced by Yossi Benayoun. If Keane had been around he would have been the ideal replacement to play behind Torres.

As it was Dirk Kuyt was shifted into a more central role, and Liverpool had lost their driving inspiration.

Liverpool tried to impose their passing game on Everton, who responded in their usual way.

Pienaar was booked a foul on Lucas, while the only genuine shots in the first half came from Alonso with a 25-yarder that skidded wide, while Leon Osman volleyed over from the edge of the box.

The second period started with Benayoun and Kuyt switching roles while Phil Neville and Lucas both picked up bookings.

Everton were soon to lose the injured Fellaini, teenager Gosling taking over.

That left Everton without any real threat in the air, and they were forced into another change when Pienaar - who had seemed to be struggling with a hamstring problem - was replaced by youngster Jack Rodwell.

Tim Howard needed to make a decent smothering save when Alonso's angled pass sent Albert Riera into the box.

Mikel Arteta had been pushed forward to help Cahill, Everton's resources stretched almost to breaking point.

Chances were rare. A Gosling shot failed to worry Jose Reina, while Howard pulled down a Kuyt header.

Liverpool's own sloppiness eventually allowed Everton the best chance so far.

Possession was squandered and Arteta passed for Leon Osman to hit a post.

Arteta was booked for a foul on Riera, but after 76 minutes Liverpool were reduced to 10 men when Lucas's daft trip on Joleon Lescott gave Wiley no choice but to brandish a second yellow and then red.

Mascherano was soon sent on to shore up the centre, Riera being sacrificed.

The flow of cards continued. Alonso being cautioned for a foul on Tony Hibbert with a minute of normal time to go.

In the first period of extra-time, Everton penned Liverpool back, Cahill having two efforts wide and missing a Leighton Baines cross.

Osman also went close twice before Liverpool took off Torres - played off the park by Phil Jagielka - and sent on Ryan Babel.

Andy van der Meyde came on for Neville, Everton searching for the moment to break Liverpool's resistance. Hibbert became Everton's fifth booking for a foul on Alonso.

And in the 118th minute, Everton went ahead.

Van Der Meyde's cross from the right was controlled by Gosling on the left, and his deflected shot went in off the far post.

Cue mass hysteria.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on February 06, 2009, 09:06:52 PM
Reds rocked by Gerrard injury blow

Steven Gerrard will be out for three weeks after Liverpool confirmed he suffered a hamstring tear in Wednesday's FA Cup defeat at Everton.

The 28-year-old England star limped off 16 minutes into the Reds' fourth-round replay at Goodison Park and is now a doubt for the club's next two Premier League matches against Portsmouth and Manchester City.

A club spokesman said: "A scan has confirmed a tear in the hamstring of Steven's left leg. He will be out of action for about three weeks."

Gerrard may also miss the first leg of Liverpool's Champions League last-16 tie with Real Madrid, which is due to take place at the Bernabeu on February 25.

The news comes as a big disappointment for Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez, who has come under fire from fans and sections of the media for selling striker Robbie Keane to Tottenham on transfer deadline day for around £12million.

Benitez did not have time to bring in a replacement for the Republic of Ireland striker, and Gerrard's absence will further weaken the Spaniard's attacking options as Liverpool look to close the two-point gap on league leaders Manchester United, who have a game in hand.

Benitez is aware of the significant role Gerrard has in the team but now expects others to step up to cover his absence.

"He is an important player for us. It is always more difficult to play without him," Benitez said.

"You can't change things so it is better to concentrate on the next game.

"We have some problems with injuries and Portsmouth will be tough so we need players with fresh legs."
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on February 06, 2009, 09:15:04 PM
Portsmouth v Liverpool

Reds aim to keep the pressure on United

Liverpool travel to Portsmouth on Saturday evening without Steven Gerrard aiming to keep their title bid on track.

The Reds can go back to the top of the table for 24 hours at least with victory at Fratton Park with Manchester United not in action until Sunday.

However, they will have to do it without skipper Gerrard after he was ruled out for three weeks with a hamstring injury he picked up in the FA Cup replay defeat to Everton.

In Gerrard's absence Dirk Kuyt could be switched from his right-sided role into a more attacking position alongside Fernando Torres.

Lucas Leiva is missing for the visitors through suspension following his sending off in midweek.

Javier Mascherano will replace Lucas in midfield having started the game at Everton on the bench.

Reds boss Rafa Benitez could decide to shuffle his pack as he looks for some fresh legs following the draining extra-time defeat to Everton.

Fabio Aurelio is expected to return at left-back in place of Andrea Dossena after the Brazilian was rested in midweek.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Mango Chow! on February 07, 2009, 02:03:13 AM
Nice finish. Everton deserves to go through.

It really was... even with the apparent touch by Skrtl. 

Neither of Lucas' yellows seemed deserved to me... certainly not the first.  Everton enjoyed all the chances after the sending off.  Alan Wiley cheated us of a chance to go through.  I wonder what are the chances of Lucas' red being rescinded?  ::)

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lol... Kicker, ent?  :D

lol.
2nd one was a yellow. first one, no way.

Interestingly enough, if Liverpool were to launch a similar appeal - they would be turned down, because I believe Kev noted on another thread that rules prohibit a team from appealing a sending off from two yellows - only if it's a direct red.

  .....and how de HELL it is dat Lescott get away wit dat full-flying, studs-up tackle on Torres?  That is what is wrong with english football rite dey.  I eh sorry for liverpool, but the lack of consistency of the officiating in this league rel jokey oui.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: fishs on February 07, 2009, 04:14:05 AM

 Everton will rule again.

 Jus need forwards
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: rotatopoti3 on February 07, 2009, 06:48:50 AM
Everton will rule again. ???


Yuh want to see meh take dis fish outta water.... :devil:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: capodetutticapi on February 07, 2009, 11:32:51 AM
lets go portsmouth.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on February 07, 2009, 11:51:05 AM
Does Rafa have a clue?  Babel playing center forward now?  I not doubting it, but I've never seen him play anything but wing... we'll see. 

Like what ah seeing outta Dossena and Benayoun so far.

'Pool playing all over Portsmouth so far.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: kicker on February 07, 2009, 12:48:47 PM
Agger got away with one there...

Not intentional but hand far enough away from his body for it to be a worthy shout...
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on February 07, 2009, 12:51:12 PM
so babel is plan b?

Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on February 07, 2009, 12:52:15 PM
so babel is plan b?



Plan B juss facking fail...brilliant set up by Benayoun and Kuyt.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on February 07, 2009, 12:54:08 PM
f**king shit.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on February 07, 2009, 12:54:30 PM
so babel is plan b?



Plan B juss facking fail...brilliant set up by Benayoun and Kuyt.

yeah boy......torres woulda fly if stretching to get that.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: kicker on February 07, 2009, 12:54:50 PM
Pompey with a shocker- against the run of play....

nice finish though a hint of offside.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on February 07, 2009, 12:55:12 PM
 :o :devil:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on February 07, 2009, 12:56:42 PM
y rafa eh play kuyt center forward? wasnt he a goal machine b4 he came to liverpool?
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Tenorsaw on February 07, 2009, 12:57:34 PM
Babel is a shit snake..Needs to go this summer
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on February 07, 2009, 01:03:11 PM
allyuh boy crouch give allyuh a gift
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on February 07, 2009, 01:03:35 PM
Babel is a shit snake..Needs to go this summer

I ent ready to give up on him yet... but he didn't show me anything today.  Not sure what shape Rafa was playing today.

Good answer by Liverpool to draw level though.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on February 07, 2009, 01:10:36 PM
*sigh*

poor defending.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on February 07, 2009, 01:11:00 PM
 ;D :devil: :rotfl: :beermug:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: D.H.W on February 07, 2009, 01:16:23 PM
;D :devil: :rotfl: :beermug:

that pretty much sums it up  :D
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: kicker on February 07, 2009, 01:18:19 PM
Pompey gifted this result so far to Liverpool...

atrocious defending...schoolboy stuff...
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on February 07, 2009, 01:21:41 PM
Another great response... but Rafa's still a c**t.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: kicker on February 07, 2009, 01:24:36 PM
Big teams know how to win games....full stop.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on February 07, 2009, 01:24:42 PM
Pompey gifted this result so far to Liverpool...

atrocious defending...schoolboy stuff...

Gifted nothing... had Babel delivered on the sitter we wouldn't be having this conversation.


Torres with the winner.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on February 07, 2009, 01:24:57 PM
blasted torres
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: mukumsplau on February 07, 2009, 01:25:35 PM
not a fan of d EPL but what ah f----ing game
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on February 07, 2009, 01:26:59 PM
Big teams know how to win games....full stop.

Yuh boy Benayoun again doh...
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Tenorsaw on February 07, 2009, 01:27:53 PM
Big teams know how to win games....full stop.

Well said.  But Babel is still a shithong...We need more quality and depth
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Tenorsaw on February 07, 2009, 01:29:00 PM
Ah really feel Torres is the best pure striker in Europe.  De man is poison.  Ah corbeau sweat and he still do it.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: kicker on February 07, 2009, 01:29:58 PM
Pompey gifted this result so far to Liverpool...

atrocious defending...schoolboy stuff...

Gifted nothing... had Babel delivered on the sitter we wouldn't be having this conversation.


Torres with the winner.

Besides the point- the first two goals were gifts...period

that's how yuh dig out wins on the road though- pick yuh spots & take yuh chances however they come.

glad for the L'pool win- keeps the league interesting- feel it for Adams though.


Yuh boy Benayoun again doh...

You will some day become a believer  ;D
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: dinho on February 07, 2009, 01:33:08 PM
can we all just agree once and for all that peter crouch is the very definition of a shitong?
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on February 07, 2009, 01:36:54 PM
You will some day become a believer  ;D

It take more than two sprinkle ah water on mih forrid tuh convert me and make mih ah believer... I need ah Pentecostal full body immersion  ;D


He seems to be responding to the added playing time though... not automatic, but it shows what confidence in a player from the manager can do for his performance.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Filho on February 07, 2009, 01:41:25 PM
Ah really feel Torres is the best pure striker in Europe.  De man is poison.  Ah corbeau sweat and he still do it.

Like dat player. But he is only the 2nd best striker from Spain.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: boss on February 07, 2009, 01:47:05 PM
Phew! :beermug:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Tenorsaw on February 07, 2009, 01:56:05 PM
Ah really feel Torres is the best pure striker in Europe.  De man is poison.  Ah corbeau sweat and he still do it.

Like dat player. But he is only the 2nd best striker from Spain.

Torres over Villa for me...
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on February 07, 2009, 02:04:13 PM
Ah really feel Torres is the best pure striker in Europe.  De man is poison.  Ah corbeau sweat and he still do it.

yeah but he deserve better than liverpool though

dat aside, u have to give rafa credit for getting him. liverpool needed a striker for the longest while.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on February 07, 2009, 02:06:15 PM
Portsmouth 2 - Liverpool 3

Dramatic finale as Reds pinch points


Fernando Torres came off the bench to score an injury-time winner as Liverpool won 3-2 at Portsmouth to send them top of the Premier League.

Torres only came on with 15 minutes to go and by that time his side were chasing victory after David Nugent's opener (62) had been cancelled out by Fabio Aurelio (69).

Hermann Hreidarsson then headed Pompey back into the lead with just 12 minutes remaining, after latching onto a dangerous free-kick into the box.

The Spain striker then set up Dirk Kuyt (85) before heading home in stoppage-time.

It proved to be a masterstroke for Rafael Benitez to leave Torres on the bench - but it was the closest of calls.

Torres was tired towards the end of the midweek FA Cup defeat to Everton and has international duty this week when Spain face England - but he was still fit enough to be among the substitutes at Fratton Park.

His cameo has put the psychological pressure on Manchester United as Liverpool overtake Sir Alex Ferguson's men at the summit before their match at West Ham this weekend.

The spotlight was inevitably on Benitez for his brave move.

He offloaded Robbie Keane back to Tottenham, then saw talisman Steven Gerrard injured with a hamstring strain - so resting a matchwinner like Torres for 75 minutes was a huge gamble.

Keane would have been almost certain to have played against Pompey if he was still at the club, but instead French youngster David Ngog endured a miserable first league start.

Torres was not the only change, with Benitez radically altering his team and leaving the likes of Albert Riera, Xabi Alonso and Kuyt on the bench.

He also started with three centre-backs and at first the formation looked shaky when Nugent and Peter Crouch got a couple of shots away.

But Pompey were still struggling for confidence as they looked to end a run of failing to win a league game since November - and even a second string Liverpool were bound to create chances.

Pompey goalkeeper David James, equalling Gary Speed's Premier League record of 535 appearances, was left stranded when Liverpool put their first purposeful move together.

Alvaro Arbeloa's cross from the right found Yossi Benayoun unmarked in the penalty area but his finish went into the side-netting after James had slipped.

James would have had no chance either when Aurelio's free-kick curled just wide of the upright. The Brazilian was off target again in the 17th minute when Ngog's cross found its way behind the Pompey defence.

Javier Mascherano is not known for his goalscoring but he had James at full stretch when he was given room 30 yards from goal, with the Pompey stopper diverting the effort for a corner.

Ngog's evening came to an end before the hour mark, with Kuyt brought on for the visitors - and it nearly brought an instant reward.

Benayoun breezed past Hreidarsson and Sylvain Distin before laying the ball off to Kuyt. The substitute crossed to leave an open goal for Ryan Babel from three yards out - but the winger somehow managed to nutmeg himself as he finished.

Nugent made Liverpool pay with his 62nd-minute opener. Crouch had held the ball up before playing a reverse ball to his strike partner, who slotted his finish calmly past Reina.

It was a sweet strike for the Evertonian, who taunted Liverpool fans in the first half about their FA Cup defeat this week.

Liverpool's way back into the match came after an awful backpass from Crouch.

James had to handle to stop Kuyt from finishing, with Webb alert to the offence. Alonso, on as a substitute, tapped the ball for Aurelio to smash into the bottom corner.

Kuyt had the ball in the net but was harshly given offside after racing onto Aurelio's throughball.

Torres came on for the last quarter of an hour for Babel, but Pompey were ahead again with 12 minutes remaining.

Nadir Belhadj swung over a free-kick after Glen Johnson was fouled, with Hreidarsson losing his marker and heading past a wrongfooted Reina.

Kuyt levelled in the 85th minute after Torres crossed from the right and the Dutchman finished into James' near post.

Then came the final twist, with Torres' powerful header from Benayoun's cross finding a way past James.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on February 07, 2009, 02:15:24 PM
I liked the fight we actually put up today after going behind.
Was nice to see we changed our formation due to inury/susepnsions therefore I wasn't totally shocked by the team selection either.
Also even though we conceded 2 sloppy goals, the 3 centreback formation still looked solid.
Instead of using the 3-4-2-1, we coulda played with Benayoun behind Babel and Eggnog instead.

This game showed that Dossena is an absolute shithound when attacking, look how much time and space he had today..steups..is best El Zhar did get a start today.
Eggnog is a work in progress, so i will give him 1 more seson to get up to scratch.
Babel on the other hand has to decide whether he want to be a winger or a forward cause he does the wrong things at the wrong time.

Come on West Ham!!
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Filho on February 07, 2009, 09:26:41 PM
Ah really feel Torres is the best pure striker in Europe.  De man is poison.  Ah corbeau sweat and he still do it.

Like dat player. But he is only the 2nd best striker from Spain.

Torres over Villa for me...

Yeah..everyone different. Torres is class, but Villa is a far more prolific striker in la Liga than Torres ever was and he is a better striker than Torres in the Spanish national team....hands down. And I not just talking goals scored. I rate El Nino, but he looks better in a Liverpool shirt than he does for Spain or when he was at Atletico Madrid. You could argue he is improving, but even during  and after his first wonder season with Liverpool, Villa would look a different class from him in the Spanish national team. Since Villa has never played in the EPL, I'd have to say, from a club football point of view, Torres has more proven versatility, and his physique suggests he'd be better as a lone striker than Villa would be..but on the two levels where you can compare like for like (La Liga and the Spanish National team), David Villa is visibly better...or at the very least...far more prolific, which is what I assumed you meant by 'pure' striker..aka..natural goalscorer
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: giggsy11 on February 07, 2009, 09:36:05 PM
Ah really feel Torres is the best pure striker in Europe.  De man is poison.  Ah corbeau sweat and he still do it.



Eto.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Tenorsaw on February 07, 2009, 10:59:41 PM
I liked the fight we actually put up today after going behind.
Was nice to see we changed our formation due to inury/susepnsions therefore I wasn't totally shocked by the team selection either.
Also even though we conceded 2 sloppy goals, the 3 centreback formation still looked solid.
Instead of using the 3-4-2-1, we coulda played with Benayoun behind Babel and Eggnog instead.

This game showed that Dossena is an absolute shithound when attacking, look how much time and space he had today..steups..is best El Zhar did get a start today.
Eggnog is a work in progress, so i will give him 1 more seson to get up to scratch.
Babel on the other hand has to decide whether he want to be a winger or a forward cause he does the wrong things at the wrong time.

Come on West Ham!!

Rafa find a way to accommodate his three center backs, who have all made their claim to start.  Agger is obviously the best on the ball.  He has a great touch and nice passing range and vision for a center back.  We need to keep him, cause Milan will come hunting in the summer.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: capodetutticapi on February 07, 2009, 11:05:43 PM
fernando really earn he money last 2 games.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on February 07, 2009, 11:51:02 PM
fernando really earn he money last 2 games.

Imagine if we had him available all season... chances are he would have made a difference in one of those 7 1-point matches.


Rafa is stilll ah c**t.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: rotatopoti3 on February 08, 2009, 12:01:38 AM
Rafa is stilll ah c**t.

Yuh knoe ah goe have tuh agree with yuh Bakes...we coulda be at least 8 pts ahead of Manure by now if Keane was gettin play
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: capodetutticapi on February 08, 2009, 12:02:14 AM
fernando really earn he money last 2 games.

Imagine if we had him available all season... chances are he would have made a difference in one of those 7 1-point matches.


Rafa is stilll ah c**t.
is this mutiny?
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on February 08, 2009, 01:10:29 AM

Yuh knoe ah goe have tuh agree with yuh Bakes...we coulda be at least 8 pts ahead of Manure by now if Keane was gettin play

is this mutiny?

If allyuh notice dred, I doh really get into criticizing coaches and thing like dat.  There's a reason why dem men and dem coaching and I posting on ah messageboard.  That said, I find that man does manage in a real baffling way then.  You think if was some other manager man like Riise would be in Rome now?  I find he real hamstring Pennant while he was with the club... he stifle Babel's development, insist on playing mediocre men like Alonso and de Brazilian in name only, Aurelio. 

And den de topper was his mishandling of Keane!  I mean I understand that he wasn't behind de signing... but Robbie Keane is ah big player, there's no way you can't find room for that man on yuh team.  His is the type of veteran leadership that would have complemented Gerrard perfectly in the locker room... unless there was stuff going on behind the scenes that we not privy to, I doh understand why he couldn't make that work.  I real embarrass for how Keane get treated, no lie.  That leave ah real sour taste in my mouth where he concerned.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: kaliman2006 on February 08, 2009, 09:37:06 AM
Looks like the Liverpool top brass has thrown down the gauntlet to Rafa.

http://blogs.soccernet.com/paperround/archives/2009/02/rafa_must_win_title_or_go.php

Rafa must win title or go
Posted by Dom Raynor 3 hours, 53 minutes ago
Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez has been told he needs to win the Premier League title to save his job by club co-owner George Gillett, according to the Sunday Express.

On a rare visit to Merseyside Gillett let it be known that he blamed Rafa's rant against Sir Alex Ferguson for Liverpool's slump in form and has demanded that the Spaniard rectify the situation.

Gillett, who refuses to bow to Benitez’s demands for complete control over transfer policy before agreeing to a new four-year contract, also believes that the Liverpool boss likes to be constantly linked with other big jobs.

Meanwhile, one of the Premier League's top referees has revealed that some of the game's top stars ask to get booked so they can skive off games and go on holiday, report The News of the World.

The astonishing betrayal of fans by prima donna players was exposed by top Premier League ref Steve Bennett. The league's bosses have now launched a probe into the claims and said: "We will be asking Bennett for an explanation."

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Juande Ramos has told The People that he warned chairman Daniel Levy that selling Robbie Keane and Dimitar Berbatov was "too risky".

Spurs cashed in on their prized assets last summer, selling Keane to Liverpool and Berbatov to Man United but have since re-signed Keane, along with Jermain Defoe and Pascal Chimbonda.

Ramos said: "It was too risky but they paid no attention to me and things turned out badly. That is where my problems at Spurs started."

The Keane debacle is also the focus of the Sunday Telegraph, who claim the Republic of Ireland striker will retain his "pride" with a dignified silence on his thoughts about Benitez and his rough ride at Liverpool.

Keane, who returned to Tottenham on the final day of the transfer window following six unhappy months on Merseyside, said: "I'm one of those respectful persons - and I'm not getting into a slagging match."

England manager Fabio Capello has handed on-loan AC Milan midfielder David Beckham the chance to equal Bobby Moore's 108 cap record if selected to play in the friendly against Spain in Seville on 11 February, report The Observer.

Also in the England squad is Everton defender Phil Jagielka, who expertly marked Fernando Torres during his side's victory against Liverpool. However perhaps the most shocking inclusion is that of the West Ham forward Carlton Cole, who has fired in front of goal recently, scoring six times in the past seven games.

The Sunday Mirror report that Luiz Felipe Scolari's love affair with the Chelsea fans is well and truly over after they turned on him following the Blues 0-0 draw with Hull City at Stamford Bridge.

The Brazilian boss was jeered with chants of "you don't know what you're doing".

And finally, the News of the World claim that a trio of Arsenal stars will quit the Emirates if Arsene Wenger's side miss out on Champions League football.

Robin van Persie, Emmanuel Adebayor and Cesc Fabregas are all increasingly concerned at Arsenal's lack of silverware and ambition - and the final straw will come if they finish outside the top four.


Comments

 

Posted by Ashim Sachdev 4 hours, 2 minutes ago

Sod George Gillet. there's one man to do this job and it is Rafa. Instead of doing so much of the talking, George Gillet and Tom Hicks should sell up. It's time for them to leave and be left out for good.

 

Posted by dandyxon 3 hours, 48 minutes ago

Man Utd have the greatest style of football. United will win both the Premier League title, Champions League, FA Cup & Carling Cup as well. We have a very good and understanding manager who knows how to tackle the team with goos results.

 

Posted by Zola 3 hours, 36 minutes ago

Fire Rafa now, he has been horrible this year and needs to go. Sorry, but draws won't win you the title.

 

Posted by Stasi Prandalos 3 hours, 23 minutes ago

The Liverpool Amercian shareholders have created a mess, their troubles & pending financial problems have no doubt affected Rafa Benitez- it will become increasingly difficult for him to compartmentalize these issues and manage the team with all his energy, passion and commitment and then have at the same time have to deal with the confusion they are bringing on - his outbourst on Sir Alex Ferguson is a clear sign of the stress building up within him as he is now so close to winning the Permier League and having to deal with the American Shareholders problems, their rivalry.Liverpool need total stability & consistency at Shareholder/Board level with this they will win the Premier League.

 

Posted by shayan 3 hours, 19 minutes ago

guess we are going to say bye bye to rafa then. Lol

 

Posted by Wyn Sutuntivorakoon 3 hours, 18 minutes ago

gotta feel sorry for Arsenal. All their top stars left and they're forced to play most of their youth players. If Robin Van Persie, Fabregas, and Adebayor leave Arsenal have no way in being in Champions League football unless they buy some real quality players during the summer transfer window.

 

Posted by E M Muga 3 hours, 2 minutes ago

Benitez can't win the title! The way he played against Pompey.......if he play the same to Arsenal or Man United or Aston Villa.......he will be beaten by no less than 4 goals....

 

Posted by Togarmah Neslon 2 hours, 54 minutes ago

I believe that Arsenal will lift a silverware again. it May not be this year but next season defiantly. Arsen need to star buying STAR players if he wants to win a championship next season.

 

Posted by MattyP 2 hours, 43 minutes ago

Rafa has spent alot of money and fair enough if he doesn't win it this year he should go, You can win titles in spain and you can win the champions league but the premier league is the hardest league of them all. He has had five years of spending and building the rafalution this year all or nothing.

 

Posted by Amir Ezwan 2 hours, 21 minutes ago

No doubt Man Utd will win all the major trophies this year.

 

Posted by Torres09 2 hours, 17 minutes ago

Ashim Sachdev, I agree, if they don't sell soon they will have the fans to answer to. Zola, you must have been smoking something illegal my friend. Rafa's is the best thing to hit Liverpool since the 80's but I bet you are not a fan.

 

Posted by Aditya 1 hour, 50 minutes ago

@Matty

Mate, he has still spent less than Chelsea and Manchester United in terms of NET AMOUNT spent. Arsenal is the only team which has made a profit, but look where they are right now. Chelsea, for all the money spent, is in 4th place! We're challenging for top spot having spent around a net amount of 8 million pounds now that we've sold Keane. The only addition has been Riera as Dossena hasn't been a regular. If he reploughs that 16 million pounds for next season, imagine how much we'll benefit.

And finally, THIS STORY IS TOSH because Guilleme Ballague, one of the most reputed Spanish journalists has claimed that Rafa is close to signing a new deal and this was agreed to by BOTH OWNERS.

 

Posted by Lex 1 hour, 48 minutes ago

Arsenal stars to quit if they miss out on Champions league football? Aren't they the players who are supposed to carry us into the Champions league? Just know that if you quit Arsenal then that is the beginning of the end for your career.

 

Posted by MyTeam 1 hour, 21 minutes ago

If all club owners have the same attitude as George Gillett, there will be only one manager left in the premier league come May 2009. Congratulations Sir Alex.

 

Posted by Dave 1 hour, 20 minutes ago

seems like a silly threat, especially if Hicks is on Rafa's side. i mean, if that's the case, and the two seem to be at odds on almost everything to do with the club, the threat of sacking him is moot.

 

Posted by Joseph 1 hour, 18 minutes ago

Yankee boss to Rafa: "Win title or you go"

Liverpool fans to Yankees: "Go, and Rafa will win the title.."

 

Posted by jagjit 1 hour, 3 minutes ago

Chelsea should start getting a new manager immeadiately as Luiz is no way going to get them anywhere

Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Cantona007 on February 08, 2009, 10:00:20 AM

Yuh knoe ah goe have tuh agree with yuh Bakes...we coulda be at least 8 pts ahead of Manure by now if Keane was gettin play

is this mutiny?

If allyuh notice dred, I doh really get into criticizing coaches and thing like dat.  There's a reason why dem men and dem coaching and I posting on ah messageboard.  That said, I find that man does manage in a real baffling way then.  You think if was some other manager man like Riise would be in Rome now?  I find he real hamstring Pennant while he was with the club... he stifle Babel's development, insist on playing mediocre men like Alonso and de Brazilian in name only, Aurelio. 

And den de topper was his mishandling of Keane!  I mean I understand that he wasn't behind de signing... but Robbie Keane is ah big player, there's no way you can't find room for that man on yuh team.  His is the type of veteran leadership that would have complemented Gerrard perfectly in the locker room... unless there was stuff going on behind the scenes that we not privy to, I doh understand why he couldn't make that work.  I real embarrass for how Keane get treated, no lie.  That leave ah real sour taste in my mouth where he concerned.

If 'pool wins the league this year it will be by luck/fate, because Rafa really is a goat! I wonder if this will matter to 'pool fans though... I suspect all will be forgiven.
BTW, Alonso, Benayoun and Babel are absolutely necessary for Liverpool's title challenge, and all have been mis-handled by the fat...Spanish...waiter.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on February 19, 2009, 02:51:31 PM
Gerrard set for early Reds return

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard could make a surprise return from his hamstring injury against Manchester City on Sunday.

The England midfielder suffered the tear in the Merseyside derby on February 4 and was initially expected to be out for three weeks - with the Champions League clash with Real Madrid thought to be his most likely target.

Now Reds manager Rafael Benitez, whose side rely on Gerrard's surging runs and goals from behind the striker, has opened the door for a potential return from the bench at the weekend.

The Spaniard said Gerrard had reacted well to treatment and was eager to get back on the pitch as soon as possible.

"He is improving. In these situations each day is important. He is working with the medical staff and is progressing.

"Normally he is a player who recovers quickly. He needs less time than other players," Benitez told the club's official website.

"I was surprised because the Spanish press said he'd play some minutes this weekend and then play against Real Madrid, but the truth is we don't know yet.

"Maybe he could be on the bench against City but we don't know.

"He wants to play every single game. He knows the game against City will be very important, and also the Real Madrid one too."



Rafa please take it easy with Stevie G nah
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on February 19, 2009, 02:55:19 PM
Desperate Dan in Reds demand

Liverpool defender Daniel Agger claims he could walk out on the club if he remains on the fringes of the first-team at Anfield.

Agger has found himself down the pecking order under Rafael Benitez, with Jamie Carragher and Martin Skrtel the manager's preferred partnership in the heart of defence.

The 24-year-old Denmark international, who has failed to agree terms on a contract extension with the club, was linked with a move to AC Milan during last month's transfer window but that deal failed to materialise.

Hopes that Agger will commit his future to Liverpool are fast fading, and it has been reported he will try to buy out the rest of his contract in the summer.

"Let me be honest and admit that, if I don't play, then it's untenable and it can't go on like that," Agger told Sporten.dk.

"It's never nice for a footballer to not play regularly. That is something I will not hide. But my situation at the club is that he [Benitez] doesn't want to let me play.

"So far I have opted to stay and wait for my chance and to fight for my place.

"I feel I am good enough. Therefore, it irritates me when I don't play. I am waiting for the chance to play a number of matches and to show that I am good enough."


Come on Liverpool Board..give de man a new contract.
Rafa..play de blasted man cause he is one of the best ball playing centre backs in de League.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Tenorsaw on February 19, 2009, 03:06:15 PM
Desperate Dan in Reds demand

Liverpool defender Daniel Agger claims he could walk out on the club if he remains on the fringes of the first-team at Anfield.

Agger has found himself down the pecking order under Rafael Benitez, with Jamie Carragher and Martin Skrtel the manager's preferred partnership in the heart of defence.

The 24-year-old Denmark international, who has failed to agree terms on a contract extension with the club, was linked with a move to AC Milan during last month's transfer window but that deal failed to materialise.

Hopes that Agger will commit his future to Liverpool are fast fading, and it has been reported he will try to buy out the rest of his contract in the summer.

"Let me be honest and admit that, if I don't play, then it's untenable and it can't go on like that," Agger told Sporten.dk.

"It's never nice for a footballer to not play regularly. That is something I will not hide. But my situation at the club is that he [Benitez] doesn't want to let me play.

"So far I have opted to stay and wait for my chance and to fight for my place.

"I feel I am good enough. Therefore, it irritates me when I don't play. I am waiting for the chance to play a number of matches and to show that I am good enough."


Come on Liverpool Board..give de man a new contract.
Rafa..play de blasted man cause he is one of the best ball playing centre backs in de League.


Agreed.  Don't know why he keeps pairing Carragher with Skrtel, cause they are essentially two of the same.  You need that mix, and I haven't seen a better passing center back that Agger in all Europe.  His touch and vision are so good for a center back.  No surprise that Milan want him badly.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Daft Trini on February 19, 2009, 04:34:40 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oE7jalZbisk&feature=related

Dedicated to all the Liver fool fans.....
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Tenorsaw on February 21, 2009, 03:22:47 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oE7jalZbisk&feature=related

Dedicated to all the Liver fool fans.....

Fyuk you...lol
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: D.H.W on February 21, 2009, 03:55:34 PM
CHECK... Your move  :heehee:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on February 22, 2009, 10:12:19 AM
Absolute... f**kkin... disaster.


steups...
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: kicker on February 22, 2009, 10:16:56 AM
Absolute... f**kkin... disaster.


steups...

plenty football still to play.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on February 22, 2009, 10:22:36 AM
Absolute... f**kkin... disaster.


steups...

plenty football still to play.

yeah, but now we have to score two.

The way this team squandered chances in the first half I knew something like this would happen.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: boss on February 22, 2009, 10:41:22 AM
1-1...game on...
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: D.H.W on February 22, 2009, 10:56:50 AM
look at sweating  :devil: :devil: :devil:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: D.H.W on February 22, 2009, 10:57:52 AM
UTD UTD UTD UTD  :devil: :devil: :devil: :devil: :devil: 7 POINTS LEAD
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on February 22, 2009, 11:00:22 AM
Kuyt on the spot... as usual.

Disappointing result... but that's what you get for not taking full advantage of your chances.  Shea Givens earned his keep today, the types of saves we forced him into puts the game in perspective... good efforts all around in the end.  Still, wasn't until after Aurelio came on in the 60th that we seemed to find our way.  City defenders benefitted from two non-calls when the ball was handled twice, once near the edge of, once in the penalty area.  Neither of them appeared deliberate though... but still, all the breaks went their way.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: capodetutticapi on February 22, 2009, 11:20:39 AM
ah miss de blasted game,but what ah scoreline.news to wake up to.bakes all yuh have to look forward to is dimanche gras now. ;)
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on February 22, 2009, 02:35:13 PM
ah miss de blasted game,but what ah scoreline.news to wake up to.bakes all yuh have to look forward to is dimanche gras now. ;)

I still have 'bago on Friday and 10 days in TnT... haul yuh ass  >:(
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: capodetutticapi on February 22, 2009, 02:37:49 PM
ah miss de blasted game,but what ah scoreline.news to wake up to.bakes all yuh have to look forward to is dimanche gras now. ;)

I still have 'bago on Friday and 10 days in TnT... haul yuh ass  >:(
yuh really need this vacation to ease yuh stress.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Daft Trini on February 22, 2009, 03:34:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oE7jalZbisk&feature=related

Dedicated to all the Liver fool fans.....

Fyuk you...lol



 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

it looking so..... :beermug:

Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on February 22, 2009, 04:58:00 PM
ah miss de blasted game,but what ah scoreline.news to wake up to.bakes all yuh have to look forward to is dimanche gras now. ;)

I still have 'bago on Friday and 10 days in TnT... haul yuh ass  >:(
yuh really need this vacation to ease yuh stress.

Stress?

Nah man I's not allyuh... dat game behind me long time  ;)
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: boss on February 25, 2009, 06:54:07 AM
Not that I trust the Daily Mail, but this story has been breaking on more reputable websites as well... :(  >:(

Goodbye Rafa? Bookies suspend betting on Liverpool boss Benítez quitting Anfield
By Sportsmail Reporter
Last updated at 12:18 PM on 25th February 2009

Rafa Benítez's future at Liverpool has been thrown into doubt after leading bookmakers suspended betting on him quitting Anfield.

Uncertainty has surrounded the Reds manager after he rejected the latest contract offer from owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett last week.

The 48-year-old wants total control of transfers but has yet to be offered that guarantee.

Benítez is under serious pressure at Anfield after slipping seven points behind leaders Manchester United in the Barclays Premier League title race.

Benítez's remarkable outburst against United boss Mr. Ferguson over the festive period hinted that the pressure of delivering Liverpool's first league title for 19 years.

And the strain appeared to be telling once again last night when the Liverpool manager spoke in the Spanish capital ahead of tonight's last 16 Champions League clash with Real Madrid.

A spokesman for William Hill said they were awaiting a statement from Liverpool before reopening the market.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1155222/Goodbye-Rafa-Bookies-suspend-betting-Liverpool-boss-Benítez-quitting-Anfield.html
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on February 25, 2009, 10:05:17 PM
Real Madrid 0 - Liverpool 1
Real stunned by Yossi's late header

Rafa Benitez masterminded another tremendous European triumph as Liverpool confounded the odds with a 1-0 win over Real Madrid in the Bernabeu.

Whatever the Liverpool manager's future is after months of rumours, he did his cause no harm at all thanks to Yossi Benayoun's headed winner in their Champions League last-16 first-leg tie.

Benitez has coached Liverpool to remarkable performances away to Juventus, Barcelona, Arsenal, Inter Milan and Chelsea in recent seasons in the Champions League, but this was by far the most impressive.

Real have been rampant of late and unbeaten this year, but Liverpool dug deep and Benayoun headed the late winner to give his side every chance of progressing to the quarter-finals.

Despite days of intensive treatment, Steven Gerrard did not make the starting XI, the midfielder initially left on the bench.

It meant Jamie Carragher captained the side with Benayoun on the right of midfield and Dirk Kuyt pushed forward in support of Fernando Torres.

Gerrard's absence was a bad blow but confirmed how Benitez would play the first leg. Contained defence, a combative and mobile midfield and hard running were the order of the day.

In the opening exchanges there was a calmness about Liverpool in this intimidating arena, five tiers of fervent passion pouring down in support of Real.

They defended with discipline and long before the break Real were trying their luck from distance.

The Spanish champions, who had scored 10 goals in their last two games, still had their moments.

Arjen Robben's pass gave Raul the chance of a shot on the turn held by Jose Reina, while Brazilian Marcelo also tested the goalkeeper.

And it took a fine saving tackle by Carragher on Gonzalo Higuain to snuff out another dangerous moment.

But the longer the game went on, the more Liverpool seemed in control defensively.

It also saw them coming out on the break and Torres should have done better after 20 minutes as he was allowed to run onto a Reina long clearance, but Iker Casillas palmed away a shot across the face of the goal.

Casillas then got a firm block on Benayoun close-range shot as Liverpool sought to snatch something from a period of growing confidence.

Higuain thought he had scored with a close-range header, only to be rightly penalised for offside, before Marcelo and Robben, twice, tried their luck unsuccessfully from outside the box.

Real had most of the possession but it was Spanish international Xabi Alonso who almost broke the deadlock with an audacious shot from inside his own half.

The midfielder is famous for such effrontery, once scoring a similar goal at Luton, but this time Casillas had to scramble back to touch the effort over the bar.

Madrid sent on Guti for Marcelo at the break, with Fabio Cannavaro booked for a foul on Dirk Kuyt soon after the restart.

Liverpool had not allowed Real to indulge themselves with the expansive game that has swept so many aside of late. Javier Mascherano's snap and drive in midfield was the yardstick for others to follow.

Torres, kept under close control by Cannavaro, was booked for a swipe at Lassana Diarra's ankles, the game now stretched as both sides searched for the vital breakthrough.

Benitez, never one to be bothered about reputations, then replaced a disappointing Torres with Ryan Babel after 62 minutes, to predictable derision from the home fans at

the former Atletico Madrid man.

Mascherano was next into the book for a foul on Fernando Gago, Reina yet to have a serious shot to save in the half.

That was to come after 70 minutes when Reina touched over a dipping drive from Robben, Madrid starting to show more urgency as the minutes ticked away.

However, Liverpool were still comfortable and things got even better with eight minutes left.

Gabriel Heinze's foul on Kuyt gave Fabio Aurelio the opportunity to curl in a free-kick that Benayoun headed past Casillas from six yards.

Benayoun was engulfed by his jubilant team-mates and way up above them, 3,000 Liverpool fans erupted.

Albert Riera was booked, and then taken off injured, allowing Gerrard into the fray with three minutes left and Lucas replaced Kuyt in the final seconds, the game now won.

Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on February 25, 2009, 10:09:10 PM
Well after that result against Man City,we got the business done for this leg, thats all that matters for now.

Middlesbrough next on the agenda.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: capodetutticapi on February 25, 2009, 10:09:17 PM
that is it fuh RM,nutten fuh them this season.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: WestCoast on February 27, 2009, 05:42:32 PM
Former Chelsea boss Mourinho on the Anfield radar if Benitez leaves Liverpool

by JOHN EDWARDS
Last updated at 9:53 AM on 27th February 2009

Jose Mourinho has been sounded out about the Liverpool manager’s post amid continuing doubts over Rafa Benitez’s Anfield future.

Sportsmail understands that the former Chelsea manager is growing increasingly disenchanted at Inter Milan and has been made aware by intermediaries — albeit unofficial — of potential interest from Liverpool, should Benitez leave.

Despite heading for the Serie A title in his first season at San Siro, Mourinho has indicated to advisers he would welcome a return to the Barclays Premier League. Taking charge of Manchester United is his main objective, and he is believed to have been earmarked as an eventual replacement for Sir Alex Ferguson, possibly at the end of next season.

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/02/26/article-0-00800998000004B0-211_468x441.jpg) Sounded out: Liverpool would consider an approach for Jose Mourinho should Rafa Benitez leave the club
Liverpool maintain a compromise can be found with Benitez but are likely to consider an approach for Mourinho should they fail to resolve their contract impasse.

The Liverpool manager tried to play down concerns over his position in the wake of Wednesday’s Champions League win at Real Madrid, and is still exploring ways of reaching an agreement.

Spanish sources have increased the uncertainty, though, by claiming he feels increasingly isolated and is beginning to question whether he still has unequivocal backing from the dressing room.
 
Mourinho, who figured prominently on Liverpool’s wanted list when Gerard Houllier was sacked, is clearly in the thoughts of co-owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett as they bid to find common ground with Benitez.

Talks between lawyers and advisers over contentious clauses in a proposed four-and-a-half-year deal resumed on Wednesday but again failed to satisfy all parties.

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/02/26/article-0-009A9E1700000578-145_468x356.jpg)
 Endorsement: Javier Mascherano
Benitez’s leadership qualities have been given a ringing endorsement by Javier Mascherano, who described how the former Valencia coach had effectively saved his career.

Argentina’s new captain said: ‘It is hard to explain how much Rafa has done for my career and how much he means to me. When I came to Liverpool, I had no confidence left at all, because I simply had not been playing for West Ham.

‘All I can say to Rafa is thank you. He has taken me from the lowest point in my career to this. Now everything I do is not only for the team but for Rafa as well.

‘I am delighted he has said he is staying.’
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1156732/Former-Chelsea-boss-Mourinho-Anfield-radar-Benitez-leaves-Liverpool.html#
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: WestCoast on February 28, 2009, 09:52:19 AM
something wrong wid my reception here

it showing that Middlesbrough have a 1-0 lead ;D
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: NYtriniwhiteboy.. on February 28, 2009, 10:25:29 AM
make that 2-0....liverpool throw way some good chances
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: giggsy11 on February 28, 2009, 10:26:33 AM
something wrong wid my reception here

it showing that Middlesbrough have a 1-0 lead ;D


Mine must be worse, because it showing dem leading 2-nil :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: WestCoast on February 28, 2009, 10:26:58 AM
make that 2-0....liverpool throw way some good chances
they better play like that on tuesday
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Daft Trini on February 28, 2009, 10:44:52 AM
Lawd the title over fuh dem  :devil: :devil: :devil:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on February 28, 2009, 11:10:18 AM
he's cracked up

bye bye liverpool
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on February 28, 2009, 11:30:42 AM
where the supporters?

they gone awol? just like their title hopes

 :rotfl:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: RedDevils on February 28, 2009, 12:01:06 PM
 :devil:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: D.H.W on February 28, 2009, 12:11:26 PM
where the supporters?

they gone awol? just like their title hopes

 :rotfl:

 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: dinho on February 28, 2009, 12:15:31 PM
they walking alone.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: capodetutticapi on February 28, 2009, 02:27:03 PM
this is shockin ah had to look at de score 2 times........did de ship run aground,de well has run dry,no milk in your coffee,no lead in your pencil.. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: giggsy11 on February 28, 2009, 05:13:30 PM
When will teams learn that teams wearing grey kits don't win shite?! And who the hell does that colour appeal to anyway? Drab, dull, boring, depressing-just like Liverstool!
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on February 28, 2009, 07:12:03 PM


hello hello hello hello hello hello hello hello

where are the liverpool men boys boys boys boysboys boys boys
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: WestCoast on February 28, 2009, 07:30:17 PM


hello hello hello hello hello hello hello hello

where are the liverpool men boys boys boys boysboys boys boys

aaaaahhh hahahaha
 :rotfl: :rotfl:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: D.H.W on February 28, 2009, 07:43:27 PM
waaay men missin in action today  ::)  :devil:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: capodetutticapi on February 28, 2009, 07:45:36 PM
they gone wake.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: capodetutticapi on February 28, 2009, 10:35:53 PM
Boro crush Liverpool title hopes (AFP) Saturday 28 February 2009

Liverpool's title hopes suffered a crushing setback as Rafael Benitez's men slumped to a 2-0 defeat at Middlesbrough. Three days after beating Real Madrid in the Bernabeu, Liverpool were brought back down to earth with a painful bump by opponents who had not won a league match since 9 November.

The defeat allowed Chelsea, who secured a last-gasp 2-1 win over Wigan Athletic, to reclaim second place in the table courtesy of their superior goal difference. But the real winners were champions Manchester United, who now stand seven points clear of both of their closest rivals with a game in hand. Benitez came close to conceding that any chance of catching United had gone.

"Before the game it was very difficult, now it will be more difficult," he said. "You have to take your chances if you want to win these games. The first 30 minutes we had five chances and we didn't score a goal. It has been a problem during the season and today has been the same."

United did not have a league game at the weekend because of tomorrow's League Cup final with Tottenham, in which Sir Alex Ferguson's side will attempt to claim their second trophy of the season, following their triumph in the FIFA World Club Championship Japan 2008™ in December.

The defeat at Middlesbrough means Liverpool have now won just two of their last seven league matches and a bitterly disappointing afternoon was compounded by the sight of skipper Steven Gerrard, who made his first start in over three weeks, limping off midway through the second half. Gerrard's influence had helped the visitors dominate the opening stages at the Riverside, but they found themselves behind just after the half-hour mark when Alonso deflected a Stewart Downing corner into his own net. Boro effectively ended the match as a contest when Turkey star Tuncay Sanli converted Jeremie Aliadiere's cutback in the 63rd minute.

Arsenal come up empty
Arsenal were jeered off the pitch by their own supporters after a 0-0 draw at home to Fulham in their fifth straight draw in the league and fourth consecutive goalless stalemate. If Aston Villa can beat relegation-threatened Stoke tomorrow, the Gunners will find themselves eight points adrift of a top four finish with only 11 games left to close the gap. "We dropped two points we basically couldn't afford to drop today," acknowledged Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

Chelsea rally for the win
Chelsea looked to have blown their chance of moving back into second place when Olivier Kapo claimed an 82nd-minute equaliser for Wigan. But the resilience that appears to have been restored by the arrival of temporary manager Guus Hiddink was again in evidence as Frank Lampard popped up in the box to head in a stoppage time winner.

Chelsea had been far from convincing early on, but they seized control of the match midway through the opening period. Emmerson Boyce's clearance of a Lampard cross only made it as far as the edge of the box, from where John Terry found the net with a stunning volley. Wigan could easily have been ahead at that stage, with Petr Cech saving from Paul Scharner at point-blank range and both Terry and Ashley Cole clearing balls off the line.




 

 
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: dinho on March 02, 2009, 05:15:21 PM
excuses, excuses, excuses.... tsk tsk



Torres injuries cost us - Benitez

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/l/liverpool/7919729.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/l/liverpool/7919729.stm)

Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez says his side would be closer to Manchester United in the title race were it not for injuries to Fernando Torres.

The Spanish striker will be missing again with an ankle injury when Liverpool host Sunderland on Tuesday.

"The worst thing has been the injuries to Torres," said Benitez. "He has been our main striker and scored a lot of goals for us last season.

"And this season could have been totally different with him."

Torres has been sidelined with hamstring and ankle problems and has played just 15 league games this season, scoring eight goals.

Liverpool have taken just 10 points from seven games in 2009 and fell seven points behind Manchester United, having played a game more, with a 2-0 defeat at Middlesbrough on Saturday.
   
We are now rated in the Uefa rankings as the best team in Europe over the last five years - that underlines how we have done in those seasons

Rafael Benitez

They remain a potent force in Europe, however, and are on course for the last eight of the Champions League after a superb 1-0 win at Real Madrid last week.

"The title was difficult before, it is more difficult now," said Benitez. "What we have to do is take our chances, and that is something that has been the same problem the whole season.

"Maybe if Torres had not been injured so much things would be different, but we cannot change the situation now. Everybody has players who get injured.

"Since the Champions League win in Madrid we have had some problems, several players have been injured, among other things."

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has only just returned after a hamstring injury and Benitez admits his squad lacks the depth of some rivals.

The Reds started the match against Boro with young striker Nabil El Zhar up front, but he was replaced in the second half by French teenager David Ngog after failing to make an impact.
Fernando Torres picked up an injury against Real Madrid last week
Fernando Torres picked up an injury against Real Madrid last week

"At this stage of the season when every point is important, having your best players available is the most important thing because they have the experience," he said.

"It is not fair to expect young players to come in and change games, that is when you need your more important players to bring something more to the side.

"We must keep going in the title race, to try to win each game as it comes along.

"Now we have the opportunity against Sunderland to do things right, to be able to approach the Real Madrid second leg next week with confidence. We have to remain positive.

"We have learned we must be more clinical, to finish games when you have chances.

"But we played with anxiety at Middlesbrough, we gave the ball away too easily with simple passes. These are things we have to improve if we are going to fight for the title."

And Benitez insists that his side are improving overall, despite seeing their early lead in the title race overturned.

"We must not forget that our league performance is better than last season," said the Spaniard.
   
606: DEBATE
I think we can all agree that we are lacking some major fire power up front

Baz_005

"Still we have to improve. Yes, we have had key players injured and maybe that could have cost us four or five points.

"In this title race that would be a massive difference. We are in a good position but we could be in a much better position.

"We are now rated in the Uefa rankings as the best team in Europe over the last five years - that underlines how we have done in those seasons.

"But we must go forward for the rest of the season, and in the future. The squad is good, but there are too many games when things go wrong and that makes a massive difference."
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: giggsy11 on March 02, 2009, 05:50:35 PM
Oh now is Torres' fault? Geez they have no back up striker? How did that happen?
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: capodetutticapi on March 02, 2009, 07:34:41 PM
so borough hit them 2 nil,sunderland could hit them 3 nil tomorrow.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: WestCoast on March 02, 2009, 07:35:41 PM
so borough hit them 2 nil,sunderland could hit them 3 nil tomorrow.
ah find so tooo :devil:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: boss on March 03, 2009, 04:00:09 AM
When will teams learn that teams wearing grey kits don't win shite?! And who the hell does that colour appeal to anyway? Drab, dull, boring, depressing-just like Liverstool!

It's a "modern-day version" to the shirt worn between 1989 and 1991.  :beermug:

(http://www.oldfootballshirts.com/img/season_shirts/thumbnails/football_shirt_3605_2_276x400.jpg)
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: giggsy11 on March 03, 2009, 05:38:25 AM
When will teams learn that teams wearing grey kits don't win shite?! And who the hell does that colour appeal to anyway? Drab, dull, boring, depressing-just like Liverstool!

It's a "modern-day version" to the shirt worn between 1989 and 1991.  :beermug:

(http://www.oldfootballshirts.com/img/season_shirts/thumbnails/football_shirt_3605_2_276x400.jpg)

It was ugly then and it is ugly today. Thanks for the info though :beermug:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Daft Trini on March 03, 2009, 07:11:29 AM
This team cracks me up....... :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Filho on March 03, 2009, 07:55:42 AM
Oh now is Torres' fault? Geez they have no back up striker? How did that happen?

Weren't they showing their best form and top of the league when Torres was injured earlier in the season?
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: JDB on March 03, 2009, 08:48:02 AM
Oh now is Torres' fault? Geez they have no back up striker? How did that happen?

Weren't they showing their best form and top of the league when Torres was injured earlier in the season?

I does wonder if Benitez is a psycopath to believe the shit he does be talking or if he just trying ot fool people.

A couple weeks ago, when disposing of Keane, he was bigging up El Zhar and Ngog as striking options, now missing Torres is a problem.

Benitez is a decent manager but he makes his own problems. He find this system with Gerrard playing off Torres that works for Liverpool and sacrifice every other forward and creative midfielder to make it work. Benyaoun and Babel can't get a sweat, Kuyt move to the wing, Crouch, Voronin and Keane get sgipped out.

It is true that none of these players have been performing anywhere near the way that Gerrard and Torres do but they are all players that Rafa bought. So if you buy them and then don't give them a decent chance of success whose fault is it?

I wouldn't even talk about the money wasted on Dossena and Deggen or the fascination with Lucas. All the talk now is how much money United have and why the squad is athat much better when Liverpool has brought through no academy players under Benitez and has wasted decent money on a host of players that barely spend a year in the team like Pennant, Bellamy, Voronin, Crouch
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: giggsy11 on March 03, 2009, 09:42:43 AM
Oh now is Torres' fault? Geez they have no back up striker? How did that happen?

Weren't they showing their best form and top of the league when Torres was injured earlier in the season?

I does wonder if Benitez is a psycopath to believe the shit he does be talking or if he just trying ot fool people.

A couple weeks ago, when disposing of Keane, he was bigging up El Zhar and Ngog as striking options, now missing Torres is a problem.

Benitez is a decent manager but he makes his own problems. He find this system with Gerrard playing off Torres that works for Liverpool and sacrifice every other forward and creative midfielder to make it work. Benyaoun and Babel can't get a sweat, Kuyt move to the wing, Crouch, Voronin and Keane get sgipped out.

It is true that none of these players have been performing anywhere near the way that Gerrard and Torres do but they are all players that Rafa bought. So if you buy them and then don't give them a decent chance of success whose fault is it?

I wouldn't even talk about the money wasted on Dossena and Deggen or the fascination with Lucas. All the talk now is how much money United have and why the squad is athat much better when Liverpool has brought through no academy players under Benitez and has wasted decent money on a host of players that barely spend a year in the team like Pennant, Bellamy, Voronin, Crouch

Well the latest is he is telling players not to sign contracts until his future sorted. Now what kind of controlling, egotistical, selfish shit is that? Isn't it what is best for Liverstool's football club? Apparently not.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Daft Trini on March 03, 2009, 10:31:04 AM
He wishes he had Robbie Keane now  :rotfl:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: kaliman2006 on March 03, 2009, 04:28:00 PM
Why is it that all the Man Utd. supporters must hijack this thread so?

Is it that deep down you all have a secret affection for the men from Merseyside?

If Liverpool is such a poor team as you all say, why even waste time posting in this thread?
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: WestCoast on March 03, 2009, 04:30:30 PM
soooooooooooooo
let me be the first...............cough.....to.....cough....say...........cough

Good Game Liverpool :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:
 :D :D
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on March 03, 2009, 06:07:13 PM
Why is it that all the Man Utd. supporters must hijack this thread so?

Is it that deep down you all have a secret affection for the men from Merseyside?

If Liverpool is such a poor team as you all say, why even waste time posting in this thread?

is called rubbing salt in the wounds.
Is to also show how men saying they are fans, but they does disappear when things going bad.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Reaper2004 on March 09, 2009, 08:25:36 PM
Why is it that all the Man Utd. supporters must hijack this thread so?

Is it that deep down you all have a secret affection for the men from Merseyside?

If Liverpool is such a poor team as you all say, why even waste time posting in this thread?

you know seeing that you ask that question I was now thinking the same thing when all them Manchester United nay sayers keep posting in the Man. United Thread.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: dinho on March 09, 2009, 08:30:00 PM
Why is it that all the Man Utd. supporters must hijack this thread so?

Is it that deep down you all have a secret affection for the men from Merseyside?

If Liverpool is such a poor team as you all say, why even waste time posting in this thread?

you know seeing that you ask that question I was now thinking the same thing when all them Manchester United nay sayers keep posting in the Man. United Thread.


same ting i does be wondering about the multitude of haters on the Chelsea thread.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on March 10, 2009, 05:25:02 AM
Why is it that all the Man Utd. supporters must hijack this thread so?

Is it that deep down you all have a secret affection for the men from Merseyside?

If Liverpool is such a poor team as you all say, why even waste time posting in this thread?

you know seeing that you ask that question I was now thinking the same thing when all them Manchester United nay sayers keep posting in the Man. United Thread.


same ting i does be wondering about the multitude of haters on the Chelsea thread.
well people does be busy yuh know lol
thanks for allyuh concern
ah sure if yuh ask some of we fans, is not the end of the world or we does go into mourning if we team lose..allyuh could dissect that statement how allyuh want btw  ;D

that game today ent done yet but i hope we do prevail   :-\
all de best to the rest of the English contingent too this week  :beermug:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on March 10, 2009, 05:27:47 AM
Rafa playing cards close to his chest

Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez will keep Real Madrid guessing until the last moment over his side for their Champions League clash at Anfield.

The Reds are 1-0 ahead from the first leg of their last-16 clash, and are favourites to complete the job against the Spanish champions and reach the quarter-finals.

But Benitez's planning is being handicapped by injuries to Fernando Torres, Alvaro Arbeloa and Yossi Benayoun, the goalscoring hero of the win in the Bernabeu a fortnight ago.

Torres, recovering from an ankle injury, has trained for the past two days and will have another session today before Benitez makes his decision on the Spain striker.

He may not be risked from the start with Saturday's Premier League trip to Manchester United in mind.

Arbeloa is struggling with a hamstring injury while Benayoun is almost certainly out with a hamstring pull suffered in training.

They are crucial injury problems for Benitez, with Arbeloa's involvement critical if he is to keep Javier Mascherano in midfield and not deploy him as an emergency full-back.

Ryan Babel, Lucas and David Ngog would all come into consideration if none of the trio is available.

Benitez said: "If Arbeloa plays, it controls my selections for the rest of the team. Torres needs another training session and Benayoun is very likely to be out.

"I will give all of them every chance to make the side and a decision will be a late one."

But Benitez has determinedly talked up his injury-hit side's chances.

"This is a huge week in Liverpool's season. We aim to progress in the Champions League, it is so important for the fans and the club and the money, for Liverpool to reach the quarter-finals," he said.

"Then we have the game at Manchester United. If we win then we can still think about the title, if you cannot do that it will be almost impossible to win the title.

"But we feel we are still in a fantastic position, much better than last season.

"We have been improving and the key is to improve a little more in the next week.

"We can progress in Europe. Why not? We know that we have enough quality and experience in this competition.

"The Premier League depends on the next game. Manchester United are a good team with good players, but if we win we will still have enough games left to catch them.

"The players have a lot of confidence because of what we did in Madrid. It will be tough to go through, but we feel we can do it."



Rafa please keep Lucas and Dossena on de bench nah
we could take a chance with Ngog later on if anything lol

Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: capodetutticapi on March 10, 2009, 08:41:07 AM
daiz rush sportin that swanky kit.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on March 10, 2009, 02:01:32 PM
Casillas with two big saves early...


El Nino strikes... 1-0 Liverpool in the 16'
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: WestCoast on March 10, 2009, 02:02:05 PM
LP 1 - 0 RM
TORO9  ;D
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: capodetutticapi on March 10, 2009, 02:08:18 PM
torres sinkin de spanish armada
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: capodetutticapi on March 10, 2009, 02:09:41 PM
bayern already start to cut lisbon throat.podolski in de 8th.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: gothic on March 10, 2009, 02:12:20 PM
I think casillas has the most touches out of the Madrid players, some brilliant saves though, madrid coulda been down by 3 or 4
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on March 10, 2009, 02:14:30 PM
Penal in the 28' by Captain Fantastic... 2-0
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: D.H.W on March 10, 2009, 02:23:31 PM
real getting some english luving
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: capodetutticapi on March 10, 2009, 02:39:03 PM
real getting some english luving
more like stiff wood.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on March 10, 2009, 02:40:50 PM
hmm

these sub par teams they want to send to challenge the EPL.

La Liga who?
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: capodetutticapi on March 10, 2009, 02:41:08 PM
bayern leadin lisbon 4-1 at de half.imagine 9-1 on agg.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on March 10, 2009, 02:42:01 PM
bayern leadin lisbon 4-1 at de half.imagine 9-1 on agg.

 :o
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Filho on March 10, 2009, 02:42:13 PM
torres sinkin de spanish armada

I though Liverpool was the Spanish Armada  :devil:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Filho on March 10, 2009, 02:43:18 PM
bayern leadin lisbon 4-1 at de half.imagine 9-1 on agg.

 :o

Sporting just trying to keep it interesting..watch the 2nd half comeback. lol
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on March 10, 2009, 02:50:03 PM
Captain Fantastic in the 47'... 3-0
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: capodetutticapi on March 10, 2009, 02:52:19 PM
impressive.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on March 10, 2009, 03:01:32 PM
impressive.

agreed

we'll bring you lot back down to earth on Saturday  :beermug:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: D.H.W on March 10, 2009, 03:12:08 PM
ummm where Toppa?
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on March 10, 2009, 03:31:45 PM
Dossena with de nail in de coffin... 4-0 in the 89'


Lucky fuh dem Casillas kept the scoreline respectable too.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on March 10, 2009, 03:38:50 PM
4-0 FT.....congrats..good show from the epl again
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: D.H.W on March 10, 2009, 03:41:59 PM
 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: HARD LUCK REAL
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: WestCoast on March 10, 2009, 03:42:39 PM
EPL rules
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: SOBRIQUET on March 10, 2009, 03:49:56 PM
There goes the "Biggest Club in The World" again, getting disgraced by english opposition. 4-0? really? "biggest club in the world"
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: WestCoast on March 10, 2009, 03:54:54 PM
There goes the "Biggest Club in The World" again, getting disgraced by english opposition. 4-0? really? "biggest club in the world"
dem deserve a
CutArseTrophy
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: D.H.W on March 10, 2009, 04:12:47 PM
Real Madrid is a big team ent?  ???

Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: capodetutticapi on March 10, 2009, 04:34:44 PM
a good ole english drubbing.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: RedDevils on March 10, 2009, 04:39:28 PM
There goes the "Biggest Club in The World" again, getting disgraced by english opposition. 4-0? really? "biggest club in the world"




Poor Ramos going and loss his job again.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Observer on March 10, 2009, 05:07:13 PM
Madrid looked like a boys team today.No time to settle on the ball, pressured into errors all over the pitch.

As a matter of fact Raul and Higuain eh frighten anyone and look pedestrian. Only the Madrid keeper keep them from getting a Real embarrassment of 6 or 7.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: kicker on March 10, 2009, 06:02:11 PM
Good game Liverpool. 

Will be going into hiding for a lil bit

cheers
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: dinho on March 10, 2009, 06:59:38 PM
damn..  liverpool score 4 boy?

anyway, only question left to be answered is...

which liverpool player house get burgled tonight?
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on March 10, 2009, 09:19:00 PM
Real suffer Anfield annihilation

Liverpool produced a magnificent performance to beat Real Madrid 4-0 (5-0 on aggregate) and reach the Champions League quarter-finals in style.

In a remarkable first half at Anfield on Tuesday night, Real Madrid were torn to shreds by a breathtaking attacking display led by Fernando Torres, their arch-enemy from his Atletico Madrid days.

Torres scored early on, before Steven Gerrard fired home from the spot.

And had it not been for an outstanding display from Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas, Liverpool would have had a hatful in that first 45 minutes alone.

Gerrard scored a spectacular third seconds after the break to deflate Madrid further and substitute Andrea Dossena added a fourth with three minutes to go.

Sometimes Liverpool can defy logic.

So unpredictable in the Premier League of late, their fans were singing about another Rome final long before the end. And who would ever bet against the Anfield men in Europe.

Gerrard struck twice on his 100th European appearance for Liverpool to secure a quite breathtaking victory, Real were humbled for the second time in a fortnight by their old boy Rafael Benitez.

If manager Benitez feels he does not get enough respect for his Champions League achievements at Anfield, this fourth appearance in the last eight in five years will go a long way to gaining him the credit he craves.

England coach Fabio Capello was here for another Benitez masterclass, and Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan - Liverpool go to Old Trafford on Saturday - was a more than interested observer.

Anfield was at its European best, a cauldron of pounding sound cascading down from the Kop.

And it inspired a stunning start from Liverpool, with Casillas making two world-class saves in the opening minutes.

Torres, back after an ankle injury, had already embarked on one surging run into the box, before he dumbfounded Fabio Cannavaro with a brilliant turn to control a Gerrard pass, only for Casillas to save with his right foot.

Ryan Babel and Javier Mascherano both had shots deflected wide before Casillas rescued Madrid again, stretching to his left to touch a Mascherano 20-yard effort onto the bar and over.

After 16 minutes Liverpool were ahead. Jamie Carragher's long ball had Real on the turn with Torres and Dirk Kuyt baring down on Pepe.

Torres looked to nudge Pepe from behind, and the Portuguese defender fell, leaving Kuyt to square the ball for Torres to beat Casillas from six yards, only his second goal against Real having managed just one against them for Atletico.

Real were furious with referee Frank De Bleeckere, the official who sent off Marco Materazzi when Inter Milan were beaten at Anfield at this same stage last season. But the Belgian was unmoved.

Pepe was soon booked for dissent before Casillas needed to be at his best to stop a towering Martin Skrtel header, before he somehow beat away a Gerrard shot following more brilliance from Torres on the left.

Gerrard was booked for a foul on Sergio Ramos before more misfortune befell Madrid. A linesman's flag signalled to De Bleeckere after 27 minutes that Gabriel Heinze had handled in the box.

Replays showed the ball hit the former Manchester United man on the shoulder, and he was booked for making his point. But Gerrard was nerveless, driving home the spot-kick.

Real were fuming. Heinze hurled himself feet first into Torres and it needed De Bleeckere and Gerrard to calm the situation, before Jose Reina produced his first saves of the night to turn away a Wesley Sneijder free-kick and hold Raul's header.

Another instinctive save from Reina stopped Sneijder from close range before Mascherano found himself booked after Xabi Alonso had tripped Pepe.

That will rule him out of the next European match, but it was unclear whether the yellow card was mistaken identity or because the ball was kicked away from the free-kick.

Real needed to do something, and they sent on Brazilian forward Marcelo for the anonymous Arjen Robben at the break.

But any plans for a fightback were destroyed just 65 seconds into the second period. Babel got away on the left and laid the ball back for Gerrard to volley superbly high into the net with Casillas helpless.

Real were in pieces, and had it not again been for Casillas - punching the ball away to his right - Gerrard would have had another after 54 minutes.

On the hour Lucas was sent on to replace Alonso, with Saturday's likely epic no doubt in Benitez's mind.

Belatedly Real took off a defender, Cannavaro, and sent on an extra forward in Rafael van der Vaart. But Madrid had been bereft of attacking ideas, and it was far too late by now.

Liverpool were able to indulge themselves by bringing on local teenager Jay Spearing in midfield for Gerrard, an Anfield debut for the former FA Youth Cup-winning captain.

Raul and Fernando Gago both had chances, but Liverpool were cruising at this stage and next to be given a rest was Torres with eight minutes to go, Dossena taking over, only to be booked within seconds.

With three minutes to go, the Italian defender appeared in the box to fire home the fourth goal of the night after a fine build-up involving Babel and Mascherano.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on March 10, 2009, 09:27:28 PM
ent it did had a thread for the Real Madrid-Liverpool game?

well it look like we get we tactics right once again in Europe
too bad we cant say the same for the EPL  ::)

I was suprised Torres actually started but like he was fired up tonight for sure
Canavarro and dem couldnt handle him, good thing them had Iker behind dem, who is like the Spanish version of Shay Given lol
I admit the penalty was a bad call though but all things aside we deservedly went through

well back to the business of the EPL this weekend, hope it will be a similar result for us  :-\
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: elan on March 10, 2009, 09:52:01 PM
That PK was not. That was a clear shoulder.

The first goal Torres pulled the defender to the ground.

Not really complaining just now looking at the highlights.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on March 11, 2009, 12:17:49 AM
That PK was not. That was a clear shoulder.

The first goal Torres pulled the defender to the ground.

Not really complaining just now looking at the highlights.

You can't be for real.  The PK was gifted... but to say Torres pulled Pepe to the ground sounds like "complaining" to me.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: LondonTrini LFC on March 11, 2009, 05:32:14 AM
well well well...

4-0...


look at dat...

and before anybody start wid de penalty scene... ask Chanders about DAT decision...

take dat in all yuh pweffm...
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: JDB on March 11, 2009, 06:09:38 AM
I expected Liverpool to win but thought that Madrid had better players on paper. Now I wondering if I does rate up these players playing in Spain and Italy too much based on history. Gerrard and Alonso look better than anything in that Madrid midfield and probably are better. Raul and Higuain - not even a shadow of Torres. And the defence, as a unit Liverpool are much better than Madrid.

It remind me of when the English teams just get back into Europe and the press (English and International) used to rate Arsenal, United and Liverpool as big teams in Europe when clearly they were way behind the continental teams after not having played for 5 years. They had a couple successes in the Cup Winners Cup but they would be outplayed in the European Cup/CL every-year. Yet the expectation was that the players were equal to their foreign counterparts when clearly they were not.

Might be the reverse happening now. We seeing the English teams competing better than the other big leagues over the past 4 years (5 of the last 8 finalists) but we still think that it is a fluke and that the Italian and Spanish teams are innately better.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: kicker on March 11, 2009, 08:15:54 AM
I expected Liverpool to win but thought that Madrid had better players on paper. Now I wondering if I does rate up these players playing in Spain and Italy too much based on history. Gerrard and Alonso look better than anything in that Madrid midfield and probably are better. Raul and Higuain - not even a shadow of Torres. And the defence, as a unit Liverpool are much better than Madrid.

It remind me of when the English teams just get back into Europe and the press (English and International) used to rate Arsenal, United and Liverpool as big teams in Europe when clearly they were way behind the continental teams after not having played for 5 years. They had a couple successes in the Cup Winners Cup but they would be outplayed in the European Cup/CL every-year. Yet the expectation was that the players were equal to their foreign counterparts when clearly they were not.

Might be the reverse happening now. We seeing the English teams competing better than the other big leagues over the past 4 years (5 of the last 8 finalists) but we still think that it is a fluke and that the Italian and Spanish teams are innately better.

Player for player I don't think there's any difference between the two teams (or any of the top teams in Europe).  There are World Cup winners, and major trohpy winners spread across all the European leagues.  Spain just won the Euro 2008- Most of their roster plays in Spain...England didn't even qualify- where does most of their roster play?  Alonso & Fabregas were hardly leading figures in Spain's Euro 2008 roster...

It's like I've been saying on here for a while.  The EPL is played at a higher tempo & intensity than La Liga & Serie A.....and that's the difference.  If the Serie A & La Liga team cannot adjust, they will get run over (as has happened).   I think Barca (& sometimes Villarreal) are exceptions to the rule because they are just so good in possession.  Madrid is not on their level when it comes to possessing the ball.  It's not a question of the quality of the players, but the overall quality/style of the game...and collective team fitness/physicality
 
The analogy I draw is a pre-season Man United vs. a mid season Man United....same team, same quality, but a mid season Man United will beat a pre-season Man United 4-0...because by mid season, Man United is firing on all cylinders and playing at a tempo that a less fit & physical pre-season Man United is just not used to (at pre-season)...Teams in other leagues just aren't playing at that tempo and with that sorta physicality because the style of football doesn't call for it...That's why the EPL teams appear to be a notch above the others....Not because of the ability of the individual players... Fernando Torries has never struggled in the EPL...  Heck mid season MLS teams run stride for stride with some pre-season EPL teams....

In terms of yesterday's game- If you've watched enough football, the pattern in the early goings of the game should come as no massive surprise...Madrid needed to weather the early 20 odd minute storm to come out of that game alive.  The game would have eventually slowed down and opened up a bit and the contest would have evened out...There's huge difference between a team that scores/concedes in its early flurry and a team that doesn't.  If Liverpool didn't score in the early flurry they would have caved in alot more...and the opposite can be said about Madrid conceding early...  A little more composure at the back, and erasing the misfortune on the pk call, and that game woulda been a ton different...At 2-0 whatever wind was in Madrid's sails had been knocked out.....From a hundred miles away it easy to say Madrid is sh*t & Liverpool players are sooo much better, but if yuh watch enough football in your time you should know it's not that straightforward....

lastly- as soft a call as it would have been...and while Pepe had all right to stay on his feet under slight pressure from Torres, I'm willing to bet any amount of money that at Anfield, if that play was going the other way....Liverpool woulda gotten the call. (and Pepe woulda gotten the call in the Bernabeu)...One of the psychological nuances of the game that also makes a big difference in matches like this....

but it's all water under the bridge, Liverpool were clearly superior over the 180 minutes and all in all thoroughly deserved to advance... Next year for lost merengues.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: boss on March 14, 2009, 08:42:50 AM
So now the question becomes, is the title race back on?

My head says no...my heart says never give up.... :)  :beermug:


Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on March 14, 2009, 08:46:48 AM
So now the question becomes, is the title race back on?

My head says no...my heart says never give up.... :)  :beermug:




listen to yuh heaD...... following yuh heart does lead to tabanka
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on March 14, 2009, 09:00:23 AM
Liverpool stun United 4-1 at Old Trafford

Liverpool kept their Premier League title hopes alive after closing the gap on 10-man Manchester United to four points with a thumping 4-1 win.

It was the Merseysiders' first victory at Old Trafford for five years, but they had to come from behind on Saturday lunchtime to end the champions' run of 11 consecutive league victories - and they did so in style.

United struck the first blow midway through the first half and Carlos Tevez was the orchestrator - threading a pass through for Ji-Sung Park.

The South Korean got to the ball just ahead of Jose Reina, whose momentum took Park down on the left side of the box. Referee Alan Wiley pointed to the spot and up stepped Cristiano Ronaldo to provide the confident finish.

But the visitors were level five minutes later and the opportunity arrived from an unlikely provider when Martin Skrtel launched a long punt downfield.

Virtually faultless all season, Nemanja Vidic appeared to have the situation under total control, but he let the ball bounce and Fernando Torres pounced. The Spain striker galloped down on goal and confidently slotted past Edwin van der Sar to equalise.

At the other end, Reina reacted quickly to gather the rebound as Tevez closed in after the Liverpool goalkeeper had failed to hold a long-range Ronaldo free-kick that had taken a deflection.

Michael Carrick's shot then flew just over the bar before Patrice Evra sent Steven Gerrard sprawling in the box after Torres had split the United defence and Wiley rightly pointed to the penalty spot.

Van der Sar was booked as he delayed the spot-kick. But it did not put Gerrard off as he found the bottom corner on 44 minutes.

After the restart, Reina had to be alert to tip over a chipped effort from Tevez before the keeper grabbed the ball on the line after uncertainty in the six-yard box from the resulting corner.

Just after the hour mark, Ronaldo's right-wing cross was turned goalwards by Wayne Rooney, but his side-foot effort rolled across the six-yard box and away to safety.

But on 76 minutes, things went from bad to worse for United when Vidic hauled down Gerrard en route to the penalty area. Wiley rightly brandished a straight red card at the Serbian for his cynical challenge and Fabio Aurelio punished the home side further when he swung the resulting free-kick over the wall and into the net with his left foot.

With five minutes remaining, substitute Ryan Babel played in Gerrard, but the England man fired over the bar from 12 yards.

But Liverpool did make it 4-1 when substitute Andrea Dossena (90) raced on to a long ball forward and lobbed the ball over van der Sar for his second goal of the week.

The result moves the visitors four points behind United at the top of the table, although Sir Alex Ferguson's men still have a game in hand over their bitter rivals.



Good job boys, showed character to bounce back from going behind against the run of play and took your chances well  :beermug:

Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: kaliman2006 on March 14, 2009, 09:09:20 AM
where the supporters?

they gone awol? just like their title hopes

 :rotfl:

Sammy lemme heah yuh now.

 :devil:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on March 14, 2009, 09:17:55 AM
where the supporters?

they gone awol? just like their title hopes

 :rotfl:

Sammy lemme heah yuh now.

 :devil:
btw this Liverpool fan only come out the woodword cause ah home for a little while this morning  ;D
back to work now
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: LondonTrini LFC on March 14, 2009, 02:59:48 PM
Oh dear...

Well done you Reds...
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on March 14, 2009, 03:32:34 PM
where the supporters?

they gone awol? just like their title hopes

 :rotfl:

Sammy lemme heah yuh now.

 :devil:
btw this Liverpool fan only come out the woodword cause ah home for a little while this morning  ;D
back to work now

 :rotfl:

nice excuse.....doh worry i right here...we get beat today, tomorrow is a differet day...

however..... i expect allyuh to disappear again as soon as the going gets though for liverstool. :devil:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on March 14, 2009, 03:36:23 PM
Oh dear...

Well done you Reds...


OH SHIT.....LOOK LONDON TRINI BOY....WHERE U COME OUT FROM ALL OF A SUDDEN?


Me eh blame allyuh liverpool fans nah....if I used to back them...i woulda spend most of my time hiding my face 2 ! :devil:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Deeks on March 14, 2009, 03:40:52 PM
I did not see the game. But it appears that 'pool have a good game. They played better today. Congrats. Go Man U Go!!!!!
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on March 15, 2009, 07:24:10 AM
just passing through to say hi

HI!!!!
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: LondonTrini LFC on March 15, 2009, 07:32:22 AM
Oh dear...

Well done you Reds...


OH SHIT.....LOOK LONDON TRINI BOY....WHERE U COME OUT FROM ALL OF A SUDDEN?


Me eh blame allyuh liverpool fans nah....if I used to back them...i woulda spend most of my time hiding my face 2 ! :devil:

some of us actually do work hard to prop up this ailing economy yuh know sammy...
wham to allyuh shit side yesterday???

what was dat? once Ronaldo score allyuh doh lorse?...

2 words for you... domestic double...

de season ends in May...
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on March 15, 2009, 07:50:04 AM
Oh dear...

Well done you Reds...


OH SHIT.....LOOK LONDON TRINI BOY....WHERE U COME OUT FROM ALL OF A SUDDEN?


Me eh blame allyuh liverpool fans nah....if I used to back them...i woulda spend most of my time hiding my face 2 ! :devil:

some of us actually do work hard to prop up this ailing economy yuh know sammy...
wham to allyuh shit side yesterday???

what was dat? once Ronaldo score allyuh doh lorse?...

2 words for you... domestic double...

de season ends in May...
is true..dat was what ah was trying to tell them..is not we hiding..we busy with more important thing  ;)
maybe majority of Liverpool fans here are adults and have jobs  :-\
and ah know bout 5 of the Man U fans here for sure still in school lol
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on March 15, 2009, 08:02:52 AM
 :devil:
ahhhh see the difference in the supporters? U guys happy with a double over the top dog (which is a great achievement) while we looking for titles.

I understand that Liverpool beating Utd twice comes like Guyana beating T&T Twice. Is like allyuh win the world CUp!  ::)
People need to find what ever little happiness they can.
 ::)
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on March 15, 2009, 08:17:02 AM
:devil:
ahhhh see the difference in the supporters? U guys happy with a double over the top dog (which is a great achievement) while we looking for titles.

I understand that Liverpool beating Utd twice comes like Guyana beating T&T Twice. Is like allyuh win the world CUp!  ::)
People need to find what ever little happiness they can.
 ::)
but Sammy me ent really see any Liverpool fan here beating they chest..that much.. in comparison like how allyuh is make noise for beating teams like Stoke etc  :devil:
it does be so bad ah does wonder if allyuh go orgasm if allyuh hit 4 past Arsenal one of these days  ;D
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on March 15, 2009, 10:59:22 AM
:devil:
ahhhh see the difference in the supporters? U guys happy with a double over the top dog (which is a great achievement) while we looking for titles.

I understand that Liverpool beating Utd twice comes like Guyana beating T&T Twice. Is like allyuh win the world CUp!  ::)
People need to find what ever little happiness they can.
 ::)
but Sammy me ent really see any Liverpool fan here beating they chest..that much.. in comparison like how allyuh is make noise for beating teams like Stoke etc  :devil:
it does be so bad ah does wonder if allyuh go orgasm if allyuh hit 4 past Arsenal one of these days  ;D

Consider this - losing to small sides like stoke and such is why u haven't won the league in so many years....  ::)
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: LondonTrini LFC on March 15, 2009, 02:41:22 PM
:devil:
ahhhh see the difference in the supporters? U guys happy with a double over the top dog (which is a great achievement) while we looking for titles.

I understand that Liverpool beating Utd twice comes like Guyana beating T&T Twice. Is like allyuh win the world CUp!  ::)
People need to find what ever little happiness they can.
 ::)
Maybe like yuh need to go back to school and learn to read again too boy...

Ah say... de season, ends in May...

like break stick in yuh ears or wha?...
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: LondonTrini LFC on March 15, 2009, 02:43:28 PM
:devil:
ahhhh see the difference in the supporters? U guys happy with a double over the top dog (which is a great achievement) while we looking for titles.

I understand that Liverpool beating Utd twice comes like Guyana beating T&T Twice. Is like allyuh win the world CUp!  ::)
People need to find what ever little happiness they can.
 ::)
but Sammy me ent really see any Liverpool fan here beating they chest..that much.. in comparison like how allyuh is make noise for beating teams like Stoke etc  :devil:
it does be so bad ah does wonder if allyuh go orgasm if allyuh hit 4 past Arsenal one of these days  ;D

Consider this - losing to small sides like stoke and such is why u haven't won the league in so many years....  ::)

Consider dis... is 4 allyuh (and dat shit side) get on yuh own grong... F.O.U.R.

smoke dat in yuh pipe and take it...

F.O.U.R.

Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: WestCoast on March 18, 2009, 04:28:52 PM
Benitez signs new Liverpool deal

Rafael Benitez has signed a new deal with Liverpool to keep him at Anfield until 2014.

The former Valencia boss, who led the Reds to Champions League glory in 2005, has been in contract talks with the club for much of the season.

He told www.liverpoolfc.tv on Wednesday evening: "My heart is with Liverpool Football Club, so I'm delighted to sign this new deal. I love the club, the fans and the city and with a club like this and supporters like this, I could never say no to staying."

Benitez added: "I always made clear I wanted to be here for a long time and when I complete my new contract it will mean I have spent over a decade in Liverpool.

"The club is greatly respected around the world due to its incredible history and tremendous heritage. It is my aim to uphold those values and help create a new chapter in our history.

"Throughout this process, I would like to thank the owners for their hard work in finalising the deal. All of us at the club want the same thing, which is to be successful by winning major trophies."

Co-Chairman Tom Hicks said: "It is wonderful news that Rafa has made a long-term commitment to the football club.

"Since he became Manager in 2004, he has been responsible for the great progress we have made. I know he will continue to build on his achievements as he has a tremendous hunger and desire to bring more success to the club - success our fans and everyone connected with the club deserves."

Co-Chairman George Gillett added: "With Rafa continuing to manage the team, we can look forward to more great football and success on the pitch. He has special abilities and qualities which are admired here at the club and around the world.

"Coming after our excellent wins over Real Madrid and Manchester United, this gives us great momentum going into the final stages of the season."
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5jkhMfIIz2gq4oZqlOQxxCXX1FRyQ
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on March 18, 2009, 06:58:18 PM
Before they give that fool he marching fukking papers?


steups
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on March 19, 2009, 08:10:56 PM
LUCAS CONSIDERS LIVERPOOL EXIT

Lucas Leiva admits he might not be able to continue being a squad player at Liverpool as he wants his place back in the Brazil squad. The 22-year-old midfielder is very highly regarded in his homeland and already has three full international caps to his name.

Whilst Rafa Benitez looks to have a great deal of faith in the former Gremio star - Lucas admits he cannot afford to be kicking his heels on the sidelines if he wants to cement his place in Carlos Dunga's Brazil squad.

"I think I have played a lot, but the competition for places here is very high," he told Folha online.
"The situation doesn't really worry me, but my objective has always been to play in order to make sure I am back with the national side.
"Once the season is over, I will have to see what is the best option for me.
"It is the World Cup next year and I will have to push to get this chance and you have to be playing to get called up."

Lucas has seen himself drop out of Brazil squad and he admits he does not know why Dunga axed him.
"I can't really explain what happened, but Dunga makes his own decisions," he said.
"I was in the squad in the last four World Cup qualifiers and played against Bolivia, when the team didn't play well.
"I believe that I'm part of a list of 30 or 40 players, but I'm out of the 22-men squad."


Say it ain't so Lucas  ::)


Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on March 19, 2009, 08:14:43 PM
Lucas rejects Reds exit rumours

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva has denied talk he is considering his future at the club and vowed to prove himself to the Anfield faithful.

Reports emanating from his native Brazil suggested Lucas could seek a move away from Liverpool if he is not playing on a regular basis but the international has moved to clear up the rumours.

"I've got three more years to go on my contract and I'm really happy here," Lucas told the club's official website. "My girlfriend is happy in Liverpool and everybody at the club is supporting me. I have never thought about leaving."

Lucas is determined to prove himself at Anfield after coming under fire from some fans this season.

The 22-year-old enjoyed arguably his best performance of the campaign as he replaced Xabi Alonso in midfield for Saturday's 4-1 success over Manchester United.

Lucas believes he is improving as a player and he is hoping to earn the trust of every Liverpool fan by establishing himself as a key player in Rafa Benitez's side.

"I think I'm improving and I have more confidence every day," added Lucas. "The team is playing well too, which also helps. Everyone is on fire - all these things help me.
"I don't think about what some of the people say. I have to concentrate on the team. Rafa always gives me a lot of confidence.
"I know some people don't trust me yet but I will try to show them my quality, and I think I've now started doing that.
"When you have games in a row you get more confidence. You get some rhythm. It is more difficult when you play just one or two games a month but I have to work hard, try to improve every day and try to get to my best level."

Lucas was earlier quoted as saying in Folha online: "I think I have played a lot, but the competition for places here is very high.

"The situation doesn't really worry me, but my objective has always been to play in order to make sure I am back with the national side.
"Once the season is over, I will have to see what is the best option for me.
"It is the World Cup next year and I will have to push to get this chance and you have to be playing to get called up."

Lucas has seen himself drop out of Brazil squad and he admits he does not know why Dunga axed him.

"I can't really explain what happened, but Dunga makes his own decisions," he said. "I was in the squad in the last four World Cup qualifiers and played against Bolivia, when the team didn't play well.
"I believe that I'm part of a list of 30 or 40 players, but I'm out of the 22-men squad."


Drats..steups  :frustrated:
Lucas you need to be playign every week to get back in de brazil squad..ask for a loan somewhere nah  ;)
then we could try and sign Micheal Johnson from Man City
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on March 20, 2009, 05:09:26 AM
Gerrard assault charge is dropped

An assault charge against England and Liverpool footballer Steven Gerrard has been dropped.

The 28-year-old still faces a charge of affray in connection with an incident at a nightclub in Southport. Six other men face the same charge.

Gerrard had been in the Lounge Inn after a 5-1 win over Newcastle United when a disturbance broke out.

A 34-year-old man had suffered facial injuries in the incident in December, North Sefton magistrates were told.

Gerrard was not required to make a formal plea in relation to the affray charge which he now faces.

The footballer, and six other defendants, will have a plea and case management hearing at Liverpool Crown Court on 3 April.

Nick Evans, prosecuting, told the court that after a "review of the evidence in full" it was decided that all seven defendants should only face affray charges.

Assault charges were also dropped against John Doran, 29, of Woodlands Road, and Ian Smith, 19, of Hilary Avenue, both Huyton, Merseyside.

Appearing alongside Gerrard on Friday were Accrington Stanley players Ian Dunbavin, 28, of Guildford Road, Southport, and midfielder Robert Grant, 18, of Enstone Avenue, Litherland.

Also in the dock were John McGrattan, 33, of Rimmer Avenue, and Paul McGrattan, 31, of Linden Drive, both Huyton.

Gerrard was arrested along with a number of other men outside the venue after the disturbance on 29 December last year.

The father-of-two was escorted out of the court building by members of his legal team after the short hearing and driven away in a black car.


whats ah little dust up in ah bar?..better sense has prevailed
he could do with some community service to bond with de fans dem

de moral is yuh must play Stevie G song request or else  ;D

Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: JDB on March 20, 2009, 09:38:01 AM
Wenger - Old Trafford win flattered Liverpool (http://www.arsenal.com/news/news-archive/wenger-old-trafford-win-flattered-liverpool)

Arsène Wenger feels Liverpool’s win at Manchester United flattered the Anfield side.

The Frenchman believes the 4-1 victory on Saturday has opened up the title race to an extent but Sir Alex Ferguson’s side are still likely to lift the Premier League trophy in May. He attributed the result to Manchester United’s hefty workload since the turn of the year.

“There are two things I would like to say about that game,” he said.

“Firstly, congratulations to Liverpool for winning with an emphatic score, but I think overall it is a very flattering result.

"For big spells in the game Manchester United dominated but they made mistakes on the day that usually they don’t make. Some players looked a bit mentally tired.

“It opens up the race for the title but I still believe that Manchester United are in a strong position with that game in hand. However they have played many matches since Christmas and it looked to have caught up with them on Saturday.”

Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: kaliman2006 on March 21, 2009, 07:25:30 AM
Before they give that fool he marching f**kking papers?


steups

I agree with you. Rafa is not the man to take Liverpool to multiple Premier League titles, much less one.

He is more effective at European competitions than domestic ones and changes his roster way too much.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on March 21, 2009, 07:27:51 AM
Before they give that fool he marching f**kking papers?


steups

I agree with you. Rafa is not the man to take Liverpool to multiple Premier League titles, much less one.

He is more effective at European competitions than domestic ones and changes his roster way too much.

i feel at the end of the season, the owners will be singing a different song bout rafa.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: boss on March 21, 2009, 10:49:23 AM
Trying to stay calm here.... :)

Liverpool vs Villa SO important tomorrow... :beermug:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on March 21, 2009, 11:08:58 AM
Before they give that fool he marching f**kking papers?


steups

I agree with you. Rafa is not the man to take Liverpool to multiple Premier League titles, much less one.

He is more effective at European competitions than domestic ones and changes his roster way too much.

I usually defer to managers... as I like to say there's a reason dem managing and I posting.  But nah man, Rafa shows NO imagination whatsoever and I fear that complacency has set in with this side.

Still time left...
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: kaliman2006 on March 21, 2009, 11:09:05 AM
Trying to stay calm here.... :)

Liverpool vs Villa SO important tomorrow... :beermug:

This game will literally make or break Liverpool's season as far as its title aspirations are concerned.

Despite the fatigue and picong that Liverpool and ManU supporters give each other on this forum, Man Utd is too good of a club to stay in a slump in form for long, so Liverpool HAS to seize their chance tomorrow.

Anything less than a win tomorrow will effectively signal the death knell to Liverpool's title hopes.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: elan on March 21, 2009, 11:34:01 AM
What can you do tomorrow  ???
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on March 21, 2009, 11:42:16 AM
Before they give that fool he marching f**kking papers?


steups

I agree with you. Rafa is not the man to take Liverpool to multiple Premier League titles, much less one.

He is more effective at European competitions than domestic ones and changes his roster way too much.

I usually defer to managers... as I like to say there's a reason dem managing and I posting.  But nah man, Rafa shows NO imagination whatsoever and I fear that complacency has set in with this side.

Still time left...
it seem like evry year he spend in the EPL so far he has learnt something new
example this year he now realize he can't rotate and disrupt the chemistry
but then again he alienate certain players and was too self serving in his contract dealing
i just feel we should give him one more year cause i ent really think he has failed as much as most people would like to think
especially if we end up in the CL final and finish 2nd in the league
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on March 21, 2009, 11:43:37 AM
Trying to stay calm here.... :)

Liverpool vs Villa SO important tomorrow... :beermug:

This game will literally make or break Liverpool's season as far as its title aspirations are concerned.

Despite the fatigue and picong that Liverpool and ManU supporters give each other on this forum, Man Utd is too good of a club to stay in a slump in form for long, so Liverpool HAS to seize their chance tomorrow.

Anything less than a win tomorrow will effectively signal the death knell to Liverpool's title hopes.
ditto
that Fulham loss was an unexpected bonus for us and Chelsea
they didnt take advantage  :P
hopefully we can tomorrow
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on March 21, 2009, 12:02:28 PM
Liverpool v Aston Villa preview

Anfield is primed for a top-of-the-table clash on Sunday as Liverpool entertain Aston Villa.
The hosts still harbour title aspirations following last weekend's 4-1 humbling of Manchester United, while Villa continue to pursue a top-four finish.
It is the Reds who will enter the game as strong favourites, though, as they have found form at a crucial stage of the season.
They also boast an impressive record this season against those sides flying high in the Premier League table, going unbeaten through six games against teams inside the top five.
Rafa Benitez's men are unbeaten in 14 against the current top 10 and have gone 25 games on home soil since they last tasted defeat.
They can also boast the formidable partnership of Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres within their ranks, with the Reds unbeaten on the nine occasions in which the pair have started alongside each other this season.
They have scored 11 goals between them in those nine games, while Gerrard has scored more Premier League goals (six) against Villa than any other team.
As if the task facing Villa was not already difficult enough, Martin O'Neill's men have started to wobble badly of late.
They have failed to win any of their last seven games in all competitions and have slipped out of the UEFA Champions League places.
Villa have won only one of their six matches against the big four this season and are yet to secure a top flight victory over Liverpool in 14 attempts.

Liverpool will be hoping that Xabi Alonso shakes off a slight knock in time to take his place in midfield.
The Spaniard has been nursing a calf strain of late but could be fit enough to make the crunch clash.
Yossi Benayoun is sidelined with a hamstring injury, Philipp Degen has a groin strain but Alvaro Arbeloa could come into contention after tweaking a hamstring prior to the Reds' Old Trafford success.
Daniel Agger is another notable absentee as he continues to nurse a back complaint.

Striker John Carew is pushing hard for a return to the Aston Villa starting line-up after convincing O'Neill he is back to full fitness following a back problem.
The Norwegian international heads for Anfield having netted twice as a substitute recently against Stoke and Tottenham, and will battle with Emile Heskey and goal-shy Gabriel Agbonlahor for a place.
O'Neill has to decide whether left-back Wilfred Bouma is ready to play any part after eight months out of action with a dislocated ankle.
Midfielder Steve Sidwell could also come into the equation after returning to training following a recent ankle setback.

Possible starting XIs
Liverpool: Reina, Carragher, Skrtel, Hyypia, Aurelio, Mascherano, Lucas, Kuyt, Gerrard, Riera, Torres.

Villa: Friedel, Cuellar, Davies, Knight, Luke Young, Milner, Petrov, Barry, Ashley Young, Agbonlahor, Heskey.



Rafa da Gaffa..just make sure and get yuh team selection right
hopefully Arbeloa, Xabi and Benayoun back
just don't start Dossena or have him playing left back :praying:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on March 21, 2009, 12:35:44 PM
it seem like evry year he spend in the EPL so far he has learnt something new
example this year he now realize he can't rotate and disrupt the chemistry
but then again he alienate certain players and was too self serving in his contract dealing
i just feel we should give him one more year cause i ent really think he has failed as much as most people would like to think
especially if we end up in the CL final and finish 2nd in the league

Feliziano... see dai'z de thing, given our history and pedigree as a club I think we should be aspiring to more than just that.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: capodetutticapi on March 21, 2009, 12:41:57 PM
it seem like evry year he spend in the EPL so far he has learnt something new
example this year he now realize he can't rotate and disrupt the chemistry
but then again he alienate certain players and was too self serving in his contract dealing
i just feel we should give him one more year cause i ent really think he has failed as much as most people would like to think
especially if we end up in the CL final and finish 2nd in the league

Feliziano... see dai'z de thing, given our history and pedigree as a club I think we should be aspiring to more than just that.
even de supporters have no belief.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: kaliman2006 on March 22, 2009, 02:20:13 AM
it seem like evry year he spend in the EPL so far he has learnt something new
example this year he now realize he can't rotate and disrupt the chemistry
but then again he alienate certain players and was too self serving in his contract dealing
i just feel we should give him one more year cause i ent really think he has failed as much as most people would like to think
especially if we end up in the CL final and finish 2nd in the league

Feliziano... see dai'z de thing, given our history and pedigree as a club I think we should be aspiring to more than just that.
even de supporters have no belief.

If Rafa Benitez was cut from the same cloth as Kenny Dalglish, then maybe I would be more confident.

However, for now, I am cautiously optimistic.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on March 22, 2009, 06:42:55 AM
it seem like evry year he spend in the EPL so far he has learnt something new
example this year he now realize he can't rotate and disrupt the chemistry
but then again he alienate certain players and was too self serving in his contract dealing
i just feel we should give him one more year cause i ent really think he has failed as much as most people would like to think
especially if we end up in the CL final and finish 2nd in the league

Feliziano... see dai'z de thing, given our history and pedigree as a club I think we should be aspiring to more than just that.

thinking like panday....... 2nd place good enough.

GO VILLA (not capri eh  :rotfl:)
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on March 22, 2009, 07:06:46 AM
it seem like evry year he spend in the EPL so far he has learnt something new
example this year he now realize he can't rotate and disrupt the chemistry
but then again he alienate certain players and was too self serving in his contract dealing
i just feel we should give him one more year cause i ent really think he has failed as much as most people would like to think
especially if we end up in the CL final and finish 2nd in the league

Feliziano... see dai'z de thing, given our history and pedigree as a club I think we should be aspiring to more than just that.
even de supporters have no belief.

If Rafa Benitez was cut from the same cloth as Kenny Dalglish, then maybe I would be more confident.

However, for now, I am cautiously optimistic.
yeah is true we should be aiming for #1 everytime but what if he had won the EPL in his 1st season then nothing after that..then people woulda start saying it ws a fluke etc lol
i think the squad has grown from strength to strenght..besides the time like firing Paco Ayesteran or selling Warnock
Rafa needs to just manage the team and avoid the sopa opera shit
if we fire Rafa who available right now to take over?
i would like to see Kenny Dalglish back
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: kaliman2006 on March 22, 2009, 08:34:13 AM
it seem like evry year he spend in the EPL so far he has learnt something new
example this year he now realize he can't rotate and disrupt the chemistry
but then again he alienate certain players and was too self serving in his contract dealing
i just feel we should give him one more year cause i ent really think he has failed as much as most people would like to think
especially if we end up in the CL final and finish 2nd in the league

Feliziano... see dai'z de thing, given our history and pedigree as a club I think we should be aspiring to more than just that.
even de supporters have no belief.

If Rafa Benitez was cut from the same cloth as Kenny Dalglish, then maybe I would be more confident.

However, for now, I am cautiously optimistic.
yeah is true we should be aiming for #1 everytime but what if he had won the EPL in his 1st season then nothing after that..then people woulda start saying it ws a fluke etc lol
i think the squad has grown from strength to strenght..besides the time like firing Paco Ayesteran or selling Warnock
Rafa needs to just manage the team and avoid the sopa opera shit
if we fire Rafa who available right now to take over?
i would like to see Kenny Dalglish back


Agreed. Ferguson is an expert at handling verbal exchanges at opposing coaches and Rafa's tirade against him and the referees will only backfire.

He just needs to focus on teh home stretch now and avoid the verbal war with Ferguson.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: capodetutticapi on March 22, 2009, 10:12:25 AM
huh.kuyt in de 8th
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on March 22, 2009, 10:12:50 AM
Captain Fantastic with a brilliant free kick off the bar... rebound smashed home by Kuyt in the 8'.

1-0 Liverpool
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on March 22, 2009, 10:24:47 AM
damn
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on March 22, 2009, 10:35:31 AM
'Pool played all over Villa in the first 15 but the game has evened out now, Villa with Heskey and Carew in particular, are starting to threaten.

Still 1-0 in the 31'

EDIT:

Riera with a brilliant looping first-time volley off a direct kick from Reina... past a hapless Friedel.

2-0 Liverpool in the 33'
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: freakazoid on March 22, 2009, 10:39:11 AM
this victory will move liverpool up to 2nd in the laliga standings
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: WestCoast on March 22, 2009, 10:39:56 AM
this victory will move liverpool up to 2nd in the laliga standings
;D
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on March 22, 2009, 10:43:05 AM
Silly foul by Reo-Coker in the box.

3-0 Liverpool

Gerrard with the penalty in the 40'
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: mukumsplau on March 22, 2009, 10:54:21 AM
im not sure but i think im having feelings for liverpool
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: kaliman2006 on March 22, 2009, 11:03:10 AM
im not sure but i think im having feelings for liverpool

Come over to the REAL reds, not the imposters from Manchester.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Mango Chow! on March 22, 2009, 11:08:10 AM
im not sure but i think im having feelings for liverpool


 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :D
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on March 22, 2009, 11:13:02 AM
Captain Fantastic with the free kick...


4-0 Liverpool in the 50'
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: scarface on March 22, 2009, 11:15:48 AM
Captain Fantastic with the free kick...


4-0 Liverpool in the 50'

3 times in 3 games!!! impressive
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: capodetutticapi on March 22, 2009, 11:16:23 AM
im not sure but i think im having feelings for liverpool


 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :D
yuh jockeys gettin tight.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Observer on March 22, 2009, 11:18:24 AM
Captain Fantastic with the free kick...


4-0 Liverpool in the 50'

3 times in 3 games!!! impressive

What I cannot believe is that people still Question Rafa's ability.  What a joke!
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: scarface on March 22, 2009, 11:22:28 AM
Captain Fantastic with the free kick...


4-0 Liverpool in the 50'

3 times in 3 games!!! impressive

What I cannot believe is that people still Question Rafa's ability.  What a joke!

that is cuz ppl look at these last 3 games and then wonder y the hell were they drawing against the like of stoke & blackburn at home?! & doh say injuries....cuz top teams shud be able to cope wit injuries to a few players..that is d point of havin a big squad such as liverpool's
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on March 22, 2009, 11:28:52 AM
What I cannot believe is that people still Question Rafa's ability.  What a joke!

Ability... no.

Performance... yes.

This is nothing new for Liverpool... we're still in second place after all.  When we were at the top of the table 2-3 months ago the team performed horribly... failing to take maximum points from the likes of Hull and Stokes.  Two measurable differences in the team since then have been the return of Torres and the departure of Keane.  He finally seems to have ditched the failed 'rotation' policy and players know they can settle down and just play football.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: capodetutticapi on March 22, 2009, 11:29:28 AM
5 nil.gerrard with ah hattrick.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on March 22, 2009, 11:29:52 AM
Gerrard once more with a penalty... hat trick for the 5-0'


Harsh, harsh decision by Martin Atkinson to show Friedel the red... no way he could have avoided the collision (after a genuine attempt to play the ball) with Torres.  Unfair scoreline for Friedel today.


Love the commentary by Efan Ekoku by the way... black color analyst, and not shy about his opinion either.

"The law is an ass..."  remarking on the red card shown to Friedel.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: samo on March 22, 2009, 11:30:55 AM
Manu Fans... ah feel Villa beat themselves today, just like how Manu Beat themselves against Liverpool and Fulham.... I aint no Pool fan (Chelsea all the way) But if Chelsea cyah take the title then anybody but ManUre
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: freakazoid on March 22, 2009, 11:31:10 AM
actually was refree with d penalty
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: kaliman2006 on March 22, 2009, 11:32:24 AM
Captain Fantastic with the free kick...


4-0 Liverpool in the 50'

3 times in 3 games!!! impressive

What I cannot believe is that people still Question Rafa's ability.  What a joke!

Guilty as charged.

Maybe I should give him the benefit of the doubt.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: scarface on March 22, 2009, 11:32:34 AM
a harsh red.....but is d law
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on March 22, 2009, 11:33:45 AM
actually was refree with d penalty

The penalty was the right decision.



Scarface... the law wasn't properly applied, Friedel didn't deliberately impede/take him down, nor was he the last defender, Reo-Coker was in line with, if not behind him.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: scarface on March 22, 2009, 11:34:28 AM
Gerrard once more with a penalty... hat trick for the 5-0'


Harsh, harsh decision by Martin Atkinson to show Friedel the red... no way he could have avoided the collision (after a genuine attempt to play the ball) with Torres.  Unfair scoreline for Friedel today.


Love the commentary by Efan Ekoku by the way... black color analyst, and not shy about his opinion either.

"The law is an ass..."  remarking on the red card shown to Friedel.


i thought that was what i heard him say!! lol
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: WestCoast on March 22, 2009, 11:35:22 AM
well done Liverpuddle ;D
makes things very interesting indeed
now if only Sunderland could start to play so
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: capodetutticapi on March 22, 2009, 11:38:30 AM
torres have he head in de clouds,he playin like he eh belong.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: elan on March 22, 2009, 11:39:15 AM
Finally a team that could get something done....... :-X
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: dinho on March 22, 2009, 11:42:58 AM
Riera put a neat fitting cap on a man by the corner flag...

well at least this makes the title race a lil more interesting.

If only Chelsea couldve capitalized yesterday.

Manu Fans... ah feel Villa beat themselves today, just like how Manu Beat themselves against Liverpool and Fulham.... I aint no Pool fan (Chelsea all the way) But if Chelsea cyah take the title then anybody but ManUre

nah boy... title to liverpool or man utd come like choosing between death by fire or drowning. Out of the top 4, if is anybody but Chelsea i could only say Arsenal.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: kaliman2006 on March 22, 2009, 11:45:41 AM
Riera put a neat fitting cap on a man by the corner flag...

well at least this makes the title race a lil more interesting.

If only Chelsea couldve capitalized yesterday.

Manu Fans... ah feel Villa beat themselves today, just like how Manu Beat themselves against Liverpool and Fulham.... I aint no Pool fan (Chelsea all the way) But if Chelsea cyah take the title then anybody but ManUre

nah boy... title to liverpool or man utd come like choosing between death by fire or drowning. Out of the top 4, if is anybody but Chelsea i could only say Arsenal.

I actually don't mind if Chelsea wins it; ah jess couldn't stand Mourinho back in de day, so ah had some bad feelings for Chelsea.

Now that Mourinho gone, ah really don't care one way or de other.

Anybody but ManU
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: LondonTrini LFC on March 22, 2009, 11:58:29 AM
The season ends in May... but well done you Reds...
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on March 22, 2009, 12:05:19 PM
I hope that red card stands...That bastard always has massive games vs Utd

but well done Pool..great result

Title Race is on

but you still going trophy less cuz Rafa will crack up before season end  :devil:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: LondonTrini LFC on March 22, 2009, 12:06:28 PM
I hope that red card stands...That bastard always has massive games vs Utd

but well done Pool..great result

Title Race is on

but you still going trophy less cuz Rafa will crack up before season end  :devil:
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1     Man Utd     29     31     65
2    Liverpool    30    33    64
3    Chelsea    30    32    61
4    Arsenal    30    21    55
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5    Ast. Villa    30    7    52
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: boss on March 22, 2009, 12:09:52 PM
My notes:  :beermug:


Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: LondonTrini LFC on March 22, 2009, 12:12:31 PM
My notes:  :beermug:

  • Fingers crossed for no injuries during the international break
  • Great to see Agger back
  • I think Freidel's red card will be rescinded as there was a covering defender (I think. Didn't see a replay)
  • Thought LFC old boys Freidel and Heskey got an excellent reception from the Kop, and the overall atmosphere was one of the best of the season
  • What a player Gerrard is (my fantasy team captain  ;D )
  • Goal difference could be crucial



it go be real tight... but for months ah tellin meh bredrins and dem (not on here) it go be either a goal or a point a la the Dutch league a season or 2 ago...

but we go see...

as long as we keep everybody fit and on de pitch, we could...

no reason why not...
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Tenorsaw on March 22, 2009, 12:12:43 PM
Riena is the best GK in the world when it comes to getting assists for goals.  He did it last week and did it again today.  Did it last season when he assisted Torresx with a nice long ball which he took on the chest and destroyed two Middlesborough players for the goal...will be a tight finish.  Now come on Villa...lick yuh wounds and go and fight for your pride at Man U.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on March 22, 2009, 12:14:16 PM
My notes:  :beermug:

  • Fingers crossed for no injuries during the international break
  • Great to see Agger back
  • I think Freidel's red card will be rescinded as there was a covering defender (I think. Didn't see a replay)
  • Thought LFC old boys Freidel and Heskey got an excellent reception from the Kop, and the overall atmosphere was one of the best of the season
  • What a player Gerrard is (my fantasy team captain   ;D )
  • Goal difference could be crucial



Well done lol  :beermug:


I thought it was real classy of the Kop to applaud Friedel as he walked off.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: dwolfman on March 22, 2009, 12:14:42 PM
Liiiiiverpooooooool!

Keep it coming.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: capodetutticapi on March 22, 2009, 12:19:17 PM
all this will make de next 8 games very interesting.love de sudden surge by liverpool.with this 2 week break manchester will get they house in order and be on their way to an 18th title.is ah 2 horse race now.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Observer on March 22, 2009, 12:25:44 PM
actually was refree with d penalty

The penalty was the right decision.



Scarface... the law wasn't properly applied, Friedel didn't deliberately impede/take him down, nor was he the last defender, Reo-Coker was in line with, if not behind him.

Nah nah nah that was not a penalty. What was the keeper to do? Disappear! Poor call.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Mango Chow! on March 22, 2009, 12:25:57 PM
actually was refree with d penalty

The penalty was the right decision.



Scarface... the law wasn't properly applied, Friedel didn't deliberately impede/take him down, nor was he the last defender, Reo-Coker was in line with, if not behind him.

   I think Brad Freidel DID intentionally try to impede him, but he tried to do it ever so slightly to make it look unintentional.........but I still don't think it warranted a red card. Had Freidel actually not turned his shoulder/back into Torres I don't even think the ref mighta been able to call a foul because Freidel was in position and waiting for the ball when Torres was a couple yards away and Torres' own momentum is what took HIM into Freidel, but the ref probably saw that slight "nudge" by Freidel as B&E and handed down a sentence for GTA.  
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: dinho on March 22, 2009, 12:27:19 PM
all this will make de next 8 games very interesting.love de sudden surge by liverpool.with this 2 week break manchester will get they house in order and be on their way to an 18th title.is ah 2 horse race now.

*ahem.... a 3 horse race.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: capodetutticapi on March 22, 2009, 12:29:10 PM
all this will make de next 8 games very interesting.love de sudden surge by liverpool.with this 2 week break manchester will get they house in order and be on their way to an 18th title.is ah 2 horse race now.

*ahem.... a 3 horse race.
yuh should consider buckleys fuh that sore throat. ;D
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Mango Chow! on March 22, 2009, 12:31:57 PM
actually was refree with d penalty

The penalty was the right decision.



Scarface... the law wasn't properly applied, Friedel didn't deliberately impede/take him down, nor was he the last defender, Reo-Coker was in line with, if not behind him.

Nah nah nah that was not a penalty. What was the keeper to do? Disappear! Poor call.


  I with you on that, Observer, in that, the "laws" or "lawmakers" of the game have no sense or discretion, Hence Efan Ekoku's well-placed and timely comments.  'keepers get too much protection sometimes when going for balls in the air and none at all when going at the feet of opponents for the ball.  Go figure.   Liverpool lookin' dangerous, though.  I eh sure Chelsea go get past them in CL if play remains the same.  
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on March 22, 2009, 12:34:42 PM
Nah nah nah that was not a penalty. What was the keeper to do? Disappear! Poor call.

Observer, whether Friedel accidentally fouled him or not isn't the deciding factor... accidental fouls happen all the time and the fact is Friedel actively played the ball, wasn't like he was just kneeling there and Torres deliberately ran into him.  He actively played the ball and Torres just slipped it beyond him.  Friedel obstructed him and from my understanding of the rules, that's a foul.

Intention only goes towards establishing whether he deliberately impeded him from a clear goal-scoring opportunity or not (meriting a red card).

I think Brad Freidel DID intentionally try to impede him, but he tried to do it ever so slightly to make it look unintentional.........but I still don't think it warranted a red card. Had Freidel actually not turned his shoulder/back into Torres I don't even think the ref mighta been able to call a foul because Freidel was in position and waiting for the ball when Torres was a couple yards away and Torres' own momentum is what took HIM into Freidel, but the ref probably saw that slight "nudge" by Freidel as B&E and handed down a sentence for GTA.  

That "nudge" could properly be interpreted as Friedel bracing himself for the impact... didn't appear to me that he was trying to make contact with Torres.  In fact it looked as thought Torres exaggerated the collision a little bit to ensure that he got the call.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on March 22, 2009, 12:34:55 PM
Rampaging Reds demolish Villa

Steven Gerrard scored a deadball hat-trick as Premier League title chasers Liverpool crushed 10-man Aston Villa 5-0 at Anfield on Sunday.

It was the third stunning Liverpool victory in 12 days, having previously put four goals past Real Madrid and Manchester United.

The champions' lead is now one point - although they also have a game in hand - but Liverpool have now scored more goals than Sir Alex Ferguson's men and have also wiped out their goal-difference advantage.

Villa had no answer to a side with a driven desire to take the title from under United's noses.

Gerrard's hat-trick consisted of a free-kick and two penalties, with the latter one following the dismissal of goalkeeper Brad Friedel for bringing down Reds striker Fernando Torres.

In the first half, Dirk Kuyt and Albert Riera had scored, before Gerrard took over with his set-piece onslaught.

Liverpool had Xabi Alonso and Alvaro Arbeloa back from respective ankle and hamstring injuries that ruled them out of last weekend's win at Manchester United, with Sami Hyypia and Lucas relegated to the bench.

They were joined there by defender Daniel Agger, who has only played one game since mid-December after a variety of injury problems.

Villa boss Martin O'Neill left out striker Gabriel Agbonlahor, who has scored only twice since before Christmas and was booed by his club's own fans last weekend. Defender Zat Knight was also on the bench, with John Carew and Curtis Davies back in the side.

There was still a solemn start to the proceedings, with a minute's silence following the death on Saturday of 56-year-old club secretary Bryce Morrison, after he had flown back from the Champions League draw in Switzerland.

Morrison, who had worked at Anfield for 17 years, suffered a heart attack at home. Both teams wore black armbands.

The game got off to a blistering start, and after eight minutes Liverpool were ahead.

Alonso's header from Gerrard's free-kick cracked against the bar, and Dirk Kuyt reacted quickest to blast the ball home from 12 yards.

At the other end Ashley Young's cross arrowed in from the left and Carew's flick at the near post almost caught out Jose Reina - but the goalkeeper tipped the ball over the angle.

The contest was ferocious, and Gerrard was then rightly booked for a fierce, late, challenge on Davies.

Then Reina made another outstanding save to his left to claw away a towering header from Carew - who played under Benitez at Valencia.

Liverpool were relentless and after 33 minutes they claimed a second goal.

Reina's 80-yard clearance was allowed to bounce once on the edge of the area by a Villa defence pre-occupied with Torres and Riera took full advantage by smashing the dropping ball high into the net.

It could have been three when Arbeloa intercepted a bad Friedel clearance inside the Villa box, but he chose to pass to Torres rather than shooting himself.

But the third was not long coming. After 39 minutes Riera controlled a searching crossfield pass from Kuyt, and was brought down in the box by Nigel Reo-Coker. Gerrard smashed home the spot-kick.

Any thoughts of a Villa revival were crushed after 50 minutes when Carlos Cuellar brought down Kuyt on the edge of the box and Gerrard drilled the free-kick low to Friedel's left and into the bottom corner.

Former Reds striker Emile Heskey had a header held by Reina, but was by now being employed on the left trying to halt Arbeloa and Kuyt's flow down the flank - with Young switched to a central attacking role.

The ploy did not last long - Agbonlahor replaced Heskey after 58 minutes, with Young back on the line- but things got worse for Villa after 63 minutes when Friedel was dismissed for clashing with Torres and Gerrard drilled home the fifth past Villa's reserve keeper Brad Guzan.

Lucas, Agger and David Ngog replaced Alonso, Arbeloa and Gerrard in the closing minutes of a comprehensive victory.

Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on March 22, 2009, 12:38:39 PM
Wha'is de story with Kicker boy Benayoun... he hurt?
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on March 22, 2009, 12:45:38 PM
My notes:  :beermug:

  • Fingers crossed for no injuries during the international break
  • Great to see Agger back
  • I think Freidel's red card will be rescinded as there was a covering defender (I think. Didn't see a replay)
  • Thought LFC old boys Freidel and Heskey got an excellent reception from the Kop, and the overall atmosphere was one of the best of the season
  • What a player Gerrard is (my fantasy team captain  ;D )
  • Goal difference could be crucial
good points
ah tell allyuh like Rafa learn he lesson bout this rotation shit
the only players who should be rotated every now and then barring injuries are Riera and Kuyt with Babel and Benyayoun
ah hope Babel injured and didnt get dropped this game though or else dat mean Rafa still doing shit

i just feel we could do it..all de 'cracking up' already done for the season
is Man U turn now, maybe that international break might be enough to get back on track
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Mango Chow! on March 22, 2009, 12:57:26 PM
Nah nah nah that was not a penalty. What was the keeper to do? Disappear! Poor call.

Observer, whether Friedel accidentally fouled him or not isn't the deciding factor... accidental fouls happen all the time and the fact is Friedel actively played the ball, wasn't like he was just kneeling there and Torres deliberately ran into him.  He actively played the ball and Torres just slipped it beyond him.  Friedel obstructed him and from my understanding of the rules, that's a foul.

Intention only goes towards establishing whether he deliberately impeded him from a clear goal-scoring opportunity or not (meriting a red card).

I think Brad Freidel DID intentionally try to impede him, but he tried to do it ever so slightly to make it look unintentional.........but I still don't think it warranted a red card. Had Freidel actually not turned his shoulder/back into Torres I don't even think the ref mighta been able to call a foul because Freidel was in position and waiting for the ball when Torres was a couple yards away and Torres' own momentum is what took HIM into Freidel, but the ref probably saw that slight "nudge" by Freidel as B&E and handed down a sentence for GTA.  

That "nudge" could properly be interpreted as Friedel bracing himself for the impact... didn't appear to me that he was trying to make contact with Torres.  In fact it looked as thought Torres exaggerated the collision a little bit to ensure that he got the call.


   The "obstruction" call is supposed to be made when you are actively playing the man or impeding his path to the ball with no intention of actively playing the ball.  Torres slipped the ball past the 'keeper and, Freidel already being on his knees, had no where to go.  I agree that that "nudge" could have been interpreted as bracing for impact, but it could have been interpreted the way I did as well, and indeed I think it was so by the referee.  If obstruction was not left to interpretation and was as black and white as you describe above, then whenever a defender shielded a ball out for a goal kick rather than let a forward get to it, the defender would get called for the foul every time.  
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on March 22, 2009, 01:08:43 PM
   The "obstruction" call is supposed to be made when you are actively playing the man or impeding his path to the ball with no intention of actively playing the ball.  Torres slipped the ball past the 'keeper and, Freidel already being on his knees, had no where to go.  I agree that that "nudge" could have been interpreted as bracing for impact, but it could have been interpreted the way I did as well, and indeed I think it was so by the referee.  If obstruction was not left to interpretation and was as black and white as you describe above, then whenever a defender shielded a ball out for a goal kick rather than let a forward get to it, the defender would get called for the foul every time.   

By no means am I suggesting the call is black and white.  I think though that there's a difference between "shielding" a man off a 50/50 ball which you have an opportunity to get to, and deliberately preventing a man from going after a ball which you have NO chance of getting to... the latter will be called a foul under most circumstances.

Not that I think Friedel deliberately prevented Torres from going after the ball... which is why I'm not arguing that "obstruction" should be called.  I said he obstructed Torres from going after the ball, but this was an accidental obstruction resulting from him actively playing the ball and missing it.  This is no better than an outfield defender lunging at a 50/50 ball and getting man instead... or playing the ball and "accidentally" fouling the attacking player instead.  As I said, accidental fouls happen all the time.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: boss on March 22, 2009, 01:09:04 PM
Some people NEVER satisfied  ;D  ;D  ;D  :beermug:

RAFA: WE SHOULD HAVE SCORED MORE
Jimmy Rice 22 March 2009
   Rafa Benitez claimed he would have liked to have seen more goals after his side's 5-0 thrashing of Aston Villa.
Steven Gerrard took his season's tally to 21 with a hat-trick including two penalties, while further goals for Dirk Kuyt and Albert Riera completed the rout.
 
The whitewash means Liverpool now have a superior goal difference to leaders Manchester United - but the manager would have liked to have seen the net bulge even more.
 
"The team was doing well but it's true I am not totally happy because we could have scored more goals from the counter attack," said Benitez, who wanted the Reds to push on after the dismissal of Brad Friedel at 4-0.
 
"We were playing against 10 players and had three or four more chances. It's really important to take them because you never know what's going to happen with the goal difference.
 
"Today it wasn't key but in other games it has been. I wanted more goals. It's an area we need to improve.
 
"Don't get me wrong, I am really pleased and happy. The players did a fantastic job but you can always improve."
 
The result puts Liverpool just one point behind United having played a game more.
 
On where it leaves the title race, Benitez said: "We said before we needed to do our job and wait for United to make mistakes. Now we are closer but they are still in a much better position. We need to keep going and pushing them.
 
"You cannot be thinking too much about what they will do and how many mistakes they will make. You cannot have any influence on this.
 
"We are closer and they will see we are working hard to win games. Every game is like a final for us now.
 
"They will know we can beat anyone but each game is different so we need to keep this momentum and confidence."
 
Asked if he thought Manchester United were feeling the pressure following two straight defeats, Benitez responded: "I don't know, talk to Mr Ferguson. My impression is that Liverpool are doing well."
 
The boss also reserved a word for Pepe Reina, who became the fastest goalkeeper in Liverpool history to keep 100 clean sheets.
 
"Pepe is a fantastic goalkeeper," he said. "They had some chances and he did well. He's beaten Ray Clemence's record and I am really pleased for him, and also pleased because these kind of saves can keep you in the game."
 
Benitez confirmed that Gerrard and Fernando Torres would now leave for international duty.
 
The Spaniard hopes the enforced break from action will not affect his side's momentum.
 
"If we can keep this momentum it will be good. Hopefully after the international break the players will come back with the same mentality and confidence," he said.
 
Liverpool could be top of the table before United kick another Premier League ball - not that Benitez is looking too far ahead.
 
"We have to win and after see the table. I prefer to talk after the game. You can talk about doing this or that but you have to win the game and then talk afterwards."
 
Meanwhile, Benitez began his press conference with a message to the family of club secretary Bryce Morrison, who died aged 57 yesterday.
 
He said: "First of all I want to give my sympathy to the family of Bryce Morrison. He is a big loss and yesterday was a sad day."
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on March 22, 2009, 01:15:16 PM
My notes:  :beermug:

  • Fingers crossed for no injuries during the international break
  • Great to see Agger back
  • I think Freidel's red card will be rescinded as there was a covering defender (I think. Didn't see a replay)
  • Thought LFC old boys Freidel and Heskey got an excellent reception from the Kop, and the overall atmosphere was one of the best of the season
  • What a player Gerrard is (my fantasy team captain  ;D )
  • Goal difference could be crucial
good points
ah tell allyuh like Rafa learn he lesson bout this rotation shit
the only players who should be rotated every now and then barring injuries are Riera and Kuyt with Babel and Benyayoun
ah hope Babel injured and didnt get dropped this game though or else dat mean Rafa still doing shit

i just feel we could do it..all de 'cracking up' already done for the season
is Man U turn now
, maybe that international break might be enough to get back on track

oh gosh... hush u goat mouth nah man...... >:(  ;D
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Mango Chow! on March 22, 2009, 01:35:35 PM
  The "obstruction" call is supposed to be made when you are actively playing the man or impeding his path to the ball with no intention of actively playing the ball.  Torres slipped the ball past the 'keeper and, Freidel already being on his knees, had no where to go.  I agree that that "nudge" could have been interpreted as bracing for impact, but it could have been interpreted the way I did as well, and indeed I think it was so by the referee.  If obstruction was not left to interpretation and was as black and white as you describe above, then whenever a defender shielded a ball out for a goal kick rather than let a forward get to it, the defender would get called for the foul every time.  

There's a difference between "shielding" a man off a 50/50 ball which you have an opportunity to get to, and deliberately preventing a man from going after a ball which you have NO chance of getting to... example getting beats in the open field with your back to goal and just throwing yourself in front the attacking player to stop him.  The latter will be called a foul under most circumstances.

Not that I think Friedel deliberately prevented Torres from going after the ball... which is why I'm not arguing that "obstruction" should be called.  I said he obstructed Torres from going after the ball, but this was an accidental obstruction resulting from him actively playing the ball and missing it.  This is no better than an outfield defender lunging at a 50/50 ball and getting man instead... or playing the ball and "accidentally" fouling the attacking player instead.  As I said, accidental fouls happen all the time.

   Torres' poor first touch on the ball made it a ball that was more Brad Freidel's ball than a 50/50; Brad Freidel positions himself to receive the ball.  Not lunging for it, not diving at torres' feet or anything, he has simply but quickly positioned himself on his knees to receive the ball that Torres played in his favor; Torres then somehow recovers from his poor touch and, at the last second plays the ball away from both himself and Brad Freidel.  If at THAT point, Torres collided with Freidel, and Freidel was "bracing for the impact" by taking evasive action then the referee could not have called a foul.  Torres simply played himself out of control. The fact that Torres appeared to have changed direction in pursuit of the ball and Freidel made the slight motion in Torres' direction is what I think the referee interpreted as the "obstruction."  All I am saying is that I don't think that Brad Freidel's intentions were simply to only "brace for the impact" and I think the referee saw it that way, too.  Did Torres make a bit of a meal out of it? Yeah, but the 'keeper helped the decision a little bit. I hope Brad Freidel gets the red card rescinded.  maybe it could have been interpreted as a foul, but I definitely don't think it was a red.   
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on March 22, 2009, 01:45:01 PM
   Torres' poor first touch on the ball made it a ball that was more Brad Freidel's ball than a 50/50; Brad Freidel positions himself to receive the ball.  Not lunging for it, not diving at torres' feet or anything, he has simply but quickly positioned himself on his knees to receive the ball that Torres played in his favor; Torres then somehow recovers from his poor touch and, at the last second plays the ball away from both himself and Brad Freidel.  If at THAT point, Torres collided with Freidel, and Freidel was "bracing for the impact" by taking evasive action then the referee could not have called a foul.  Torres simply played himself out of control. The fact that Torres appeared to have changed direction in pursuit of the ball and Freidel made the slight motion in Torres' direction is what I think the referee interpreted as the "obstruction."  All I am saying is that I don't think that Brad Freidel's intentions were simply to only "brace for the impact" and I think the referee saw it that way, too.  Did Torres make a bit of a meal out of it? Yeah, but the 'keeper helped the decision a little bit. I hope Brad Freidel gets the red card rescinded.  maybe it could have been interpreted as a foul, but I definitely don't think it was a red.   


Well, I won't keep going back and forth on the issue... the bolded actually reflects my position all along.  The only difference is that I disagree with the "interpreted" part... to me it was a clear cut (even if unintentional) foul.

Other than that, not sure how you can assertively say that Torres' first touch made it a ball that was more Brad Freidel's than a 50/50.  If that was the case then how come Torres got there first?  Clearly it was either that both men could have reached it with equal odds... or Torres had the better chance.  There's no other statistical explanation.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: dinho on March 22, 2009, 01:50:12 PM
Imo it was a clear cut penalty.

When the goalkeeper is in a 1 v 1 situation with an attacker and there is contact and he doesn't get any ball he really doesn't have a leg to stand on. Torres was smart in getting the final toe on the ball before inducing the contact to draw the call. Thats why as soon as Friedel realized the ball went past him he tried to get out of the way. What Friedel should have done (in retrospect) was attack the ball when Torres over pushed it with his first touch.

That said, I don't think it merited a red card. It was accidental contact and also its debatable whether he was the last man on the play.

Hopefully the card gets rescinded.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on March 22, 2009, 02:09:44 PM
Imo it was a clear cut penalty.

When the goalkeeper is in a 1 v 1 situation with an attacker and there is contact and he doesn't get any ball he really doesn't have a leg to stand on. Torres was smart in getting the final toe on the ball before inducing the contact to draw the call. Thats why as soon as Friedel realized the ball went past him he tried to get out of the way. What Friedel should have done (in retrospect) was attack the ball when Torres over pushed it with his first touch.

That said, I don't think it merited a red card. It was accidental contact and also its debatable whether he was the last man on the play.

Hopefully the card gets rescinded.
yeah we need him for Man U lol
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on March 22, 2009, 02:10:29 PM
Wha'is de story with Kicker boy Benayoun... he hurt?
picked up a hamstring injury after the Madrid game
out indefintely
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Mango Chow! on March 22, 2009, 02:21:41 PM
   Torres' poor first touch on the ball made it a ball that was more Brad Freidel's ball than a 50/50; Brad Freidel positions himself to receive the ball.  Not lunging for it, not diving at torres' feet or anything, he has simply but quickly positioned himself on his knees to receive the ball that Torres played in his favor; Torres then somehow recovers from his poor touch and, at the last second plays the ball away from both himself and Brad Freidel.  If at THAT point, Torres collided with Freidel, and Freidel was "bracing for the impact" by taking evasive action then the referee could not have called a foul.  Torres simply played himself out of control. The fact that Torres appeared to have changed direction in pursuit of the ball and Freidel made the slight motion in Torres' direction is what I think the referee interpreted as the "obstruction."  All I am saying is that I don't think that Brad Freidel's intentions were simply to only "brace for the impact" and I think the referee saw it that way, too.  Did Torres make a bit of a meal out of it? Yeah, but the 'keeper helped the decision a little bit. I hope Brad Freidel gets the red card rescinded.  maybe it could have been interpreted as a foul, but I definitely don't think it was a red.   


Well, I won't keep going back and forth on the issue... the bolded actually reflects my position all along.  The only difference is that I disagree with the "interpreted" part... to me it was a clear cut (even if unintentional) foul.

Other than that, not sure how you can assertively say that Torres' first touch made it a ball that was more Brad Freidel's than a 50/50.  If that was the case then how come Torres got there first?  Clearly it was either that both men could have reached it with equal odds... or Torres had the better chance. 
There's no other statistical explanation.

 

    I make that assertion because you can CLEARLY see Brad Freidel commit himself to kneeling down and waiting for the ball (with arms and hands extended to receive the ball) as Torres continued running and he didn't do it in the way that GK's do in one-on-one situations either.  That's the only reason torres beat him to the ball.  If Freidel were thinking like a feet-only player and not a like GK, and had chosen to play that ball with his feet instead, he would have gotten to that ball before Torres.  He was committed and practically frozen in a kneeling position as Torres was continuing on his run.  If Torres' touch on the ball had given him closer control of the ball or had it been more of a 50/50, Freidel's approach would have been different.  You can't use "statistics" to evaluate a play all the time, guy.  Where we really do differ is on your assertion that "all obstruction is a foul" based on the letter of the law and I disagree with you on what actually is obstruction in the first place.  What I am saying, and to some extent, so is Observer, is that, had Brad Freidel not "braced himself for the impact" as you put it, that It should not have been a foul anyway, even though I'm sure liverpool woulda been cryin' for a penalty and the ref woulda give it.  You and Omar clearly see it otherwise.  
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on March 22, 2009, 03:53:39 PM
I make that assertion because you can CLEARLY see Brad Freidel commit himself to kneeling down and waiting for the ball (with arms and hands extended to receive the ball) as Torres continued running and he didn't do it in the way that GK's do in one-on-one situations either.  That's the only reason torres beat him to the ball.  If Freidel were thinking like a feet-only player and not a like GK, and had chosen to play that ball with his feet instead, he would have gotten to that ball before Torres.  He was committed and practically frozen in a kneeling position as Torres was continuing on his run.  If Torres' touch on the ball had given him closer control of the ball or had it been more of a 50/50, Freidel's approach would have been different.  You can't use "statistics" to evaluate a play all the time, guy.  Where we really do differ is on your assertion that "all obstruction is a foul" based on the letter of the law and I disagree with you on what actually is obstruction in the first place.  What I am saying, and to some extent, so is Observer, is that, had Brad Freidel not "braced himself for the impact" as you put it, that It should not have been a foul anyway, even though I'm sure liverpool woulda been cryin' for a penalty and the ref woulda give it.  You and Omar clearly see it otherwise.  

Your assertion that had Friedel been "thinking like a feet-only player" he would have gotten to the ball before Torres is spurious at best.  You can't use statistics to evaluate a play all the time (not that I was), but neither can you use imagination.  The ball was always Torres' to be won, his first touch wasn't nearly as bad as you make it out to be.

Had the penalty not been given nobody woulda been crying because we already had a 4-0 lead already.  I can say this with some measure of authority because later on Cuellar handled the ball (first another defender, then him in succession) in the box trying to defend Torres'... Torres' appealed for the penalty briefly, before carrying on with his business after the ref decided to look the other way.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Observer on March 22, 2009, 04:36:26 PM
The way I saw it Freidel was actually trying to get out the way. He turned his head & shoulder if anything stood his ground. The Liverpool fans recognize the poor decision and even applauded Freidel off the field.

Watch it here  http://www.mysoccerplace.net/video/liverpool-vs-aston-villa

Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Mango Chow! on March 22, 2009, 06:52:01 PM
I make that assertion because you can CLEARLY see Brad Freidel commit himself to kneeling down and waiting for the ball (with arms and hands extended to receive the ball) as Torres continued running and he didn't do it in the way that GK's do in one-on-one situations either.  That's the only reason torres beat him to the ball.  If Freidel were thinking like a feet-only player and not a like GK, and had chosen to play that ball with his feet instead, he would have gotten to that ball before Torres.  He was committed and practically frozen in a kneeling position as Torres was continuing on his run.  If Torres' touch on the ball had given him closer control of the ball or had it been more of a 50/50, Freidel's approach would have been different.  You can't use "statistics" to evaluate a play all the time, guy.  Where we really do differ is on your assertion that "all obstruction is a foul" based on the letter of the law and I disagree with you on what actually is obstruction in the first place.  What I am saying, and to some extent, so is Observer, is that, had Brad Freidel not "braced himself for the impact" as you put it, that It should not have been a foul anyway, even though I'm sure liverpool woulda been cryin' for a penalty and the ref woulda give it.  You and Omar clearly see it otherwise.  

Your assertion that had Friedel been "thinking like a feet-only player" he would have gotten to the ball before Torres is spurious at best.  You can't use statistics to evaluate a play all the time (not that I was), but neither can you use imagination.  The ball was always Torres' to be won, his first touch wasn't nearly as bad as you make it out to be.

Had the penalty not been given nobody woulda been crying because we already had a 4-0 lead already.  I can say this with some measure of authority because later on Cuellar handled the ball (first another defender, then him in succession) in the box trying to defend Torres'... Torres' appealed for the penalty briefly, before carrying on with his business after the ref decided to look the other way.
                That ball was not as always Torres' ball to be won as you make it out to be.  As instantaneous as that play unfolded you can still see how quickly freidel moved from his starting position to where he ended up with three quick steps and a motion to change his posture into an awkward position, waiting to receive the ball.  All while Torres is continuing one motion: running after the ball and even accelerating after his first touch.  Had that been a defender running toward the ball from Freidel's position, with his mindset and approach to playing the ball with his feet the same as Torres, the defender was getting to that ball before Torres.  If Freidel had decided to dive at Torres' feet to win that ball rather than maintain a quasi-upright position, he would have had an even better chance at winning the ball cleanly and would have been less likely to have to worry about "bracing for impact."   But he made his decision and in an instant and didn't have the luxury of changing his mind, his posture or his rate of acceleration. You can only see it your way because you can only see things from a "feet-only" player's perspective.  So be it.  I still contend that the referee saw Freidel's "brace for impact" as the foul and not simply that it was his posture and/or position that was.  And....whatever your measure of authority is in the liverpool dressing room, there's no way they would not have appealed for a penalty on that play.  Even as the play unfolded and Torres was finishing his tumble the ground, you could see gerrard gesturing from damned near 40 yards away but the whistle was just as instantaneous.





Observer, with all due respect, it kinda hard to make a case that you're trying to get out of the way of an onrushing player when your move your body into him eh.  I eh sayin' is not de case, but is a little harder to make de case.  ;D  But I wit yuh:  them kinda situations are not always to the keepers' advantage.  Even if Freidel woulda dive at the ball, torres woulda drag he foot, create contact, tumble on de ground and win a penalty anyway.       
 
   
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: dwolfman on March 22, 2009, 07:12:42 PM
The way I saw it Freidel was actually trying to get out the way. He turned his head & shoulder if anything stood his ground. The Liverpool fans recognize the poor decision and even applauded Freidel off the field.

Watch it here  http://www.mysoccerplace.net/video/liverpool-vs-aston-villa



Weren't they applauding him off the field because he was a former Liverpool player? Didn't Heskey also receive applause?
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on March 23, 2009, 01:34:31 AM
      That ball was not as always Torres' ball to be won as you make it out to be.  As instantaneous as that play unfolded you can still see how quickly freidel moved from his starting position to where he ended up with three quick steps and a motion to change his posture into an awkward position, waiting to receive the ball.  All while Torres is continuing one motion: running after the ball and even accelerating after his first touch.  Had that been a defender running toward the ball from Freidel's position, with his mindset and approach to playing the ball with his feet the same as Torres, the defender was getting to that ball before Torres.  If Freidel had decided to dive at Torres' feet to win that ball rather than maintain a quasi-upright position, he would have had an even better chance at winning the ball cleanly and would have been less likely to have to worry about "bracing for impact."   But he made his decision and in an instant and didn't have the luxury of changing his mind, his posture or his rate of acceleration. You can only see it your way because you can only see things from a "feet-only" player's perspective.  So be it.  I still contend that the referee saw Freidel's "brace for impact" as the foul and not simply that it was his posture and/or position that was.  And....whatever your measure of authority is in the liverpool dressing room, there's no way they would not have appealed for a penalty on that play.  Even as the play unfolded and Torres was finishing his tumble the ground, you could see gerrard gesturing from damned near 40 yards away but the whistle was just as instantaneous.

Wow... not only can you read Brad Freidel's mind to say what he was thinking and what he could have done, but you can also read my mind through my computer to tell me how I think.  It never ceases to amaze me the amount of talent we have on this forum.

Truth is I did contemplate what the outcome might have been had Freidel dove or slide in feet first for the ball... my conclusion was that there probably would have been a clearer case for a penalty, so Friedel's decision seemed the more prudent option.  But what I know, no amount ah Playstation training could develop my Jedi powers like yours, so I sure I wrong.

-----------

Wolfman... I think there's a strong measure of truth to what you say about him being applauded as a Liverpool alumn, but I also agree with Observer's (and the commentary team's) view that some of the support stemmed from the fans' realization that he was hard done by.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Mango Chow! on March 23, 2009, 05:57:40 AM
Well, I won't keep going back and forth on the issue...

       I know you can't help yourself, though....


      That ball was not as always Torres' ball to be won as you make it out to be.  As instantaneous as that play unfolded you can still see how quickly freidel moved from his starting position to where he ended up with three quick steps and a motion to change his posture into an awkward position, waiting to receive the ball.  All while Torres is continuing one motion: running after the ball and even accelerating after his first touch.  Had that been a defender running toward the ball from Freidel's position, with his mindset and approach to playing the ball with his feet the same as Torres, the defender was getting to that ball before Torres.  If Freidel had decided to dive at Torres' feet to win that ball rather than maintain a quasi-upright position, he would have had an even better chance at winning the ball cleanly and would have been less likely to have to worry about "bracing for impact."   But he made his decision and in an instant and didn't have the luxury of changing his mind, his posture or his rate of acceleration. You can only see it your way because you can only see things from a "feet-only" player's perspective.  So be it.  I still contend that the referee saw Freidel's "brace for impact" as the foul and not simply that it was his posture and/or position that was.  And....whatever your measure of authority is in the liverpool dressing room, there's no way they would not have appealed for a penalty on that play.  Even as the play unfolded and Torres was finishing his tumble the ground, you could see gerrard gesturing from damned near 40 yards away but the whistle was just as instantaneous.

Wow... not only can you read Brad Freidel's mind to say what he was thinking and what he could have done, but you can also read my mind through my computer to tell me how I think.  It never ceases to amaze me the amount of talent we have on this forum.

Truth is I did contemplate what the outcome might have been had Freidel dove or slide in feet first for the ball... my conclusion was that there probably would have been a clearer case for a penalty, so Friedel's decision seemed the more prudent option.  But what I know, no amount ah Playstation training could develop my Jedi powers like yours, so I sure I wrong.



    But since I am the one thinking for Brad Freidel, the referee, liverpool, and the fans (and not you)
please enlighten me on how you come to the conclusion (with any measure of your authority, of course) that any other approach...or, you know what? Just using the two other approaches YOU asserted.....please...explain to me how you calculated the formula that:

 ".....had Freidel dove or slide in feet first for the ball... my conclusion was that there probably would have been a clearer case for a penalty...." 

  I mean, anything I have said here is based on nothing more than training, coaching and experience, whether you approve of it or not. But since you seem to know so much about everything and so much more than everybody else, I wanna be the first in line with arms extended to receive this manna from the sky that you bother to begrudge us.  Lemme see how fast yuh could research.



Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: boss on March 23, 2009, 07:01:37 AM
I'd say it was about 75%:

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to what you say about him being applauded as a Liverpool alum,

and 25%:

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Observer's (and the commentary team's) view that some of the support stemmed from the fans' realization that he was hard done by.

Both Heskey and Freidel got really good receptions, especially from the Kop which is the norm for most ex-players (Michael Owen seems to have divided opinion, McManaman left on a Bosman which didn't go down well are the notable exceptions). Freidel left because he was a firm second to Sander Westerveld, which is mildly ironic because Westerveld's form would later go downhill.  :beermug:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: kaliman2006 on March 23, 2009, 10:12:32 AM
As  a Liverpool fan, I will be the first to admit that Friedel's sending off was a horrendous decision. Even if the decision is subjected to the scrutiny  of the laws of the game, there was no clear goalscoring opportunity if Torres had successfully rounded Friedel; if anything, Reo-Coker had a better chance of getting to the ball than Torres did and would most likely have successfully cleared the ball even if Torres had rounded Friedel.

All in all a terrible call.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on March 23, 2009, 08:53:45 PM
Benitez bullish over title chances

Rafael Benitez says Liverpool's players have the belief they can win the Premier League title - and he reckons the rest of the country know it.

Benitez has seen Liverpool produce three sensational victories in 12 days, scoring four each against Real Madrid and Manchester United plus five on Sunday against Aston Villa.

It puts Liverpool one point behind United at the top - although the champions still have a game in hand.

But a goal difference margin of 11 a few weeks ago, considered then to be worth another point, has been wiped out and over-taken by Liverpool's goal blitz.

And the Reds could be top before United play their next game if they win at Fulham on April 4, 24 hours before the Red Devils face Villa at Old Trafford in their next match.

Benitez said: "There is a sense of real belief now. When you are playing well and scoring a lot of goals against top sides you will have the belief that you can beat anyone.

"But we must be calm, win the next game, get the points and keep going until the end. Otherwise everything will be wasted.

"Clearly we have confidence and the team is playing well. But we must just wait to see what happens next to United, while we must keep going and keep the team playing at this level."

Skipper Steven Gerrard struck a set-piece hat-trick against Villa - taking his season total to 21 in 38 games - and he said: "We were always conscious of the goal difference and wiping out Manchester United's lead.

"Now we must keep winning, keep on their shoulder and keep piling on the pressure. We must show we are ready to pounce on any mistakes they make."

Full-back Alvaro Arbeloa believes that Liverpool's blistering start to matches is now becoming decisive.

He said: "We had a really good start to the Villa game, and that kind of first-half display is the key to improving our home form.

"If we can start really well at Anfield it can be important because an early goal can open up a tight match. You saw what it was like against Real Madrid in the Champions League and they could not cope with us, so I think we have to do the same in all of our home matches."

He added: "We are closer to the top but it is best to just focus on how well we are playing. We have a lot of confidence now and I think we are performing at our best level.

"We have to keep going, build on the momentum of the past week or so and make sure we fight right up until the end of the season."

And the Spain international was quick to praise Gerrard's contribution, saying: "He was excellent and he deserves all the credit he gets because he is a key player for us and performs like a true captain.

"He is having an amazing season, and he deserves to be considered the best there is."

Liverpool must now wait for a fortnight to continue their pursuit of United, with an international break to be negotiated first.

Benitez said: "We need to wait now for United to make mistakes. We are closer but they are in a very good position. We must keep going and keep pushing them.

"They will see we are working hard for every game, so my message is to keep doing our job.

"When you are playing well, the players have more confidence. Sometimes you do not need to change things, we have more or less the same players and system.

"But it is now one game a week. Torres is fit, Gerrard is fit, Aurelio is fit so it is easier to keep the same players on the pitch.

"We may have (injury) problems caused by the international break, but we have Agger back from injury and Yossi Benayoun almost fit. That gives us more choice but we will need all of our players now.

"You cannot keep thinking if United will make two or three mistakes, you just have to keep winning and see what happens because you cannot have any influence on their results."

He added: "Manchester United's next game is at home to Aston Villa, and Villa have won ten away games in the league this season. Maybe they will make things difficult for United.

"Maybe people will now think (after we won there) that they can now do well at United. But more importantly, everyone knows now that we can beat anyone, so we must keep playing with this level of confidence.

"Me cracking up? All I can say is that I was calm before and I am still calm now."



YES WE CAN!!!!....That's a Fact!!!!
Title: May24 League (3days) May27 CL Final, to league or not to Rome?
Post by: darrel3000 on March 24, 2009, 09:59:35 AM
It's it entirely possible that the League title will come down to the last game of the season on May 24 (H-Spurs) in which case we must field our strongest team with the likely possibility of also playing the CL Final three days later in Rome! Do we dare guess Rafa? F*ck yeah we do it all the time. The League Title is paramount, no doubt.

We must win the next seven league games to give ourselves some breathing room and I believe that we will (knock on wood). Not only is the team fireing on all cylinders right now but they absolutely believe in themselves, top to bottom. Certianly Arsenal is the best opposition on paper, but considering how we have fared against the 'big' clubs this season, I have no reason to think we wouldn't win this matchup too, the boys relish this kind of encounter.

Our demolition of Man ure and their subsequent meltdown has also shown the rest of the league the methodology to take them apart and that augers well for Liverpool. I'll admit that not all teams-in the remaining fixtures-can accomplish this but those with the capability now have a better formula which means that Man U will lose at least one and draw a couple more (keeping my fingers crossed).

So I hope we will have the league wrapped up by May 16...
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: boss on March 24, 2009, 10:54:40 AM
Friedel red card overturned
Press Association
2 hours ago

Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Friedel has had the red card he received in Sunday's defeat at Liverpool rescinded by the Football Association.

The American was sent off after 63 minutes of the 5-0 drubbing at Anfield after he was adjudged have brought down Fernando Torres after the striker burst through on goal.

Villa's appeal was upheld on Tuesday, meaning Friedel will be available for their next Barclays Premier League game at Manchester United on April 5.

The news is a boost for Martin O'Neill's men, whose bid to finish in a Champions League place has faltered in recent weeks.

They are currently fifth, three points behind fourth-placed Arsenal.

Copyright © 2009 The Press Association. All rights reserved.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on March 24, 2009, 01:51:28 PM
Friedel red card overturned
Press Association
2 hours ago

Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Friedel has had the red card he received in Sunday's defeat at Liverpool rescinded by the Football Association.

The American was sent off after 63 minutes of the 5-0 drubbing at Anfield after he was adjudged have brought down Fernando Torres after the striker burst through on goal.

Villa's appeal was upheld on Tuesday, meaning Friedel will be available for their next Barclays Premier League game at Manchester United on April 5.

The news is a boost for Martin O'Neill's men, whose bid to finish in a Champions League place has faltered in recent weeks.

They are currently fifth, three points behind fourth-placed Arsenal.

Copyright © 2009 The Press Association. All rights reserved.

Happy to see that good sense prevailed in this instance^^^^
Title: New Version in honor of Hillsborough: Fields of Anfield Road
Post by: darrel3000 on March 26, 2009, 06:10:09 PM
Here is the lyrics for those who wish to sing along, in BOLD Type is the new lyrics.
Listen to the video for free here http://www.liverpoolfc.tv/news/drilldown/N163752090326-0810.htm (http://www.liverpoolfc.tv/news/drilldown/N163752090326-0810.htm)

The Fields of Anfield Road (Hillsborough version‘09)

Outside the Shankly Gates
I heard a Kopite calling :
Shankly they have taken you away
But you left a great eleven
Before you went to heaven
Now it's glory round the Fields of Anfield Road.
All round the Fields of Anfield Road
Where once we watched the King Kenny play (and he could play)
Stevie Heighway on the wing
We had dreams and songs to sing
Of the glory round the Fields of Anfield Road
Outside the Paisley Gates
I heard a Kopite calling
Paisley they have taken you away..
But You led the great eleven
Back in Rome in seventy seven
And the redmen they are still playing the same way
All round the Fields of Anfield Road
Where once we watched the King Kenny play (and he could play)
Stevie Heighway on the wing
We had dreams and songs to sing
Of the glory round the Fields of Anfield Road

NEW:
Beside the Hillsborough flame
I heard a Kopite mourning
Why so many taken on that day
Justice has never been done
But their memory will carry on
There’ll be glory round the fields of Anfield road

All round the Fields of Anfield Road
Where once we watched the King Kenny play (and he could play)
Stevie Heighway on the wing
We had dreams and songs to sing
About the glory round the Fields of Anfield Road

All round the Fields of Anfield Road
Where once we watched the King Kenny play (and he could play)
Stevie Heighway on the wing
We had dreams and songs to sing
About the glory round the Fields of Anfield Road

The glory round the fields of Anfield road…
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: darrel3000 on April 04, 2009, 09:40:02 AM
come on you mighty reds.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on April 04, 2009, 11:32:10 AM
come on fellas be patient..allyuh knocking good
doh get frustrated with Schwarzer and then hitting the woodwork 4 times
maybe we could sub Lucas, bring on Riera and send Kuyt up front with Torres

btw what ah tell allyuh de other day..Dossena go make ah good left winger/forward  ;)
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on April 04, 2009, 11:35:38 AM
come on fellas be patient..allyuh knocking good
doh get frustrated with Schwarzer and then hitting the woodwork 4 times
maybe we could sub Lucas, bring on Riera and send Kuyt up front with Torres

btw what ah tell allyuh de other day..Dossena go make ah good left winger/forward  ;)

Hit every part ah de goal but de back ah de blasted net.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: boss on April 04, 2009, 12:24:24 PM
Yossi!  ;D

Phew!
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Tenorsaw on April 04, 2009, 12:25:00 PM
Yes...Never-say-die 'Pool
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on April 04, 2009, 12:27:58 PM
Snatching victory from the jaws of... uhm... futility, lol

Super sub... super strike.  Kicker boy again, lol.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Tenorsaw on April 04, 2009, 12:28:05 PM
Yossi has been the trump card this season...Me ain't missing Garcia at all..Always said that he was a big player that didn't get the respect.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on April 04, 2009, 12:29:35 PM
Benayoun..meh favorite Jew  :wavetowel:
Thank you

btw Rafa what de ass yuh bring Babel on for?..steups
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: LondonTrini LFC on April 04, 2009, 12:30:54 PM
Babel needs games for confidence...

Benayoun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! classic strike... LFC 1 Fulham 0
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Tenorsaw on April 04, 2009, 12:31:45 PM
Benayoun..meh favorite Jew  :wavetowel:
Thank you

btw Rafa what de ass yuh bring Babel on for?..steups

Same thing I asking..He need to go at the end of the season.  Touch not getting better..
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on April 04, 2009, 12:33:38 PM
Benayoun..meh favorite Jew  :wavetowel:
Thank you

btw Rafa what de ass yuh bring Babel on for?..steups

Same thing I asking..He need to go at the end of the season.  Touch not getting better..
yuh ent see that blasted chance he had inside the box and decide to try and dribble when he coulda pelt he right foot at it one time?..steups
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: kaliman2006 on April 04, 2009, 12:46:36 PM
Benayoun..meh favorite Jew  :wavetowel:
Thank you

btw Rafa what de ass yuh bring Babel on for?..steups

Good ting he eh take he religion too seriously or he would have requested to sit out today.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on April 04, 2009, 01:29:13 PM
Benayoun..meh favorite Jew  :wavetowel:
Thank you

btw Rafa what de ass yuh bring Babel on for?..steups


Kuyt had international duty on Wednesday... scored a brace too.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: kicker on April 04, 2009, 01:35:47 PM
Snatching victory from the jaws of... uhm... futility, lol

Super sub... super strike.  Kicker boy again, lol.

hoss tell meh de man convince yuh by now that he's quality nuh..... Is how many times this season de man shows he has a penchant for clutch performances.....gimme dat satisfaction nuh...lol
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: freakazoid on April 04, 2009, 01:42:25 PM
lol kicker begging oui. i feel i can be a good scout. i feel should go into coach. jus wish courses were more readily available
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on April 04, 2009, 02:14:04 PM
hoss tell meh de man convince yuh by now that he's quality nuh..... Is how many times this season de man shows he has a penchant for clutch performances.....gimme dat satisfaction nuh...lol

Everytime he play he making some kinda note... and have mih searching mih cupboard fuh new seasoning fuh crow, lol.


It go take more dan one productive season tuh 'convince' mih... but at least ah confident enough that whenever he come on something positive will happen  :beermug:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: boss on April 05, 2009, 11:00:59 AM
Why must you toy with my heart, Aston Villa?  :(

On to Chelsea  :beermug:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: kaliman2006 on April 05, 2009, 11:03:19 AM
Dis season goin' to come down to how well Liverpool and Man U play against Arsenal.

Aston Villa was feisty, but did not have the quality to hold off a relentless and desperate Man U side.

Oh well, as they say, the season ends in May.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: freakazoid on April 05, 2009, 11:04:37 AM
hello silver medalists
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: darrel3000 on April 05, 2009, 01:19:37 PM
Liverpool gets ready to host Chelsea at Anfield yet again in the UEFA Champions League. Both teams are full of confidence after coming off English Premier League wins this weekend, with Liverpool 2nd in the table and pushing for their first league title in 19 years, and Chelsea are 3rd in the table just three points behind Liverpool. Manchestes United managed to scrape a last minute win on Sunday against Aston Villa as they get ready to face Porto on Tuesday and sit atop the EPL with a slim one point lead (and a game in hand) over Liverpool going into the final weeks of the 2008/2009 season.

Many believe that Man U will repeat as both League champions and lift the UEFA Champions League cup, making them the favourites in both competitions. They face a resurgent Porto who top the Portugese league and are aiming to repeat their 2003/2004 win at Old Trafford that led to a Uefa Champions league victory that season. Porto expects to win and wanted to face Man U in the quarters. They got their wish, now they just have to deliver on that promise.

read all here http://darrel3000.wordpress.com/ (http://darrel3000.wordpress.com/)
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on April 08, 2009, 05:08:52 AM
Fergie's scared of us, roars Rafa

Rafael Benitez has accused Sir Alex Ferguson of being scared of his Liverpool side and talking "too much" about other teams.

The Anfield chief, despite having the Champions League showdown with Chelsea on Wednesday as his immediate objective, could not resist another swipe at the Manchester United chief as the Premier League race reaches boiling point.

Benitez was responding to claims from Ferguson that the loser of the Liverpool-Chelsea quarter-final will then be United's biggest challenger for the title because they will only have one competition to contend with.

Benitez will have skipper Steven Gerrard fit following a minor groin problem and Sami Hyypia (knee) and Yossi Benayoun (hamstring) available for the first leg with Chelsea.

But the fierce battle with United for the domestic title is clearly Benitez's driving inspiration.

He said of Ferguson's claims: "It is not mind games, I think it maybe is that he is a little bit scared (of us)."

Liverpool took over at the top of the table on Saturday evening with a late winner by Benayoun at Fulham.

But less than 24 hours later, United produced a stunning comeback victory over Aston Villa with the decisive goal coming in the fourth minute of injury-time from 17-year-old Federico Macheda.

That grabbed the initiative back for the Old Trafford club, but Benitez has come out fighting.

He said: "I do not have a problem with United. Clearly one of us, either Chelsea or us, will end up focusing just on the Premier League after this.

"I think Sir Alex will be supporting Liverpool in this tie because he knows we are the bigger threat now.

"If we continue in the Champions League maybe he will think we are tired. If we are not in this competition then he knows that we will be a (bigger) threat in the Premier League.

"If Chelsea are not in the competition, then he knows they will then be a threat also in the league. But he will lose anyway, whoever goes out, because they will still be a big threat to United.

"You have to prepare well for every single Premier League game, it is tough (to be in the Champions League as well). So he will clearly be supporting us tomorrow and next week.

"I would like to be worried about both competitions, it means we will continue to be successful.

"We just concentrate on our team, while he likes to talk too much about other teams."

Benitez claims he was unmoved by United's late heroics against Villa, saying: "We knew there would be situations like this, with us one point ahead, or one point behind. And everyone knows five minutes (of injury time) at Old Trafford is a very long time.

"I watched the game, but once United scored their second you felt they would win the game.

"He (Ferguson) is in the driving seat now and in a better position, but there is still a long way to go and we have confidence. We are pushing them and we will push them until the end."

But before Liverpool can lock horns again with United, they must face a Chelsea side who knocked them out of this competition in the semi-finals last season.

A John Arne Riise own goal in the first-leg at Anfield ultimately put Liverpool out, Chelsea winning 4-3 on aggregate after the Stamford Bridge second game.

Benitez said: "It is not a good time for either of us to be playing the other. It is a big challenge for both teams. They have a good team with experience and a manager with experience. This game is 50-50.

"I have great respect for a massive club and a very good team. We are both playing in big competitions. We are both big teams.

"We have beaten them twice this season in the league, it will give us confidence, but this is a different competition and it will be down to just one or two mistakes.

"Keeping a clean sheet is important in the first game for both teams, I would prefer to play at Anfield second, but that is not the case so we must get on with it."



Rafa shut the f**k up..geez!!!
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on April 08, 2009, 12:52:19 PM
We doh even need another separate thread...


1-0 Liverpool over Chelsea...


Torres with the finish in the 7'
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: dwolfman on April 08, 2009, 12:53:22 PM
I was celebrating from the time the man cross the ball.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: WestCoast on April 08, 2009, 12:57:01 PM
We doh even need another separate thread...
:rotfl:

Chelsea is shit
:rotfl: :rotfl:
allya ent easy
ya go make dem fellas "Blue" :devil:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: D.H.W on April 08, 2009, 12:58:52 PM
Chelsea is shit
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on April 08, 2009, 01:25:17 PM
Ivanovic with the equalizer in the 39'.. 1-1
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: WestCoast on April 08, 2009, 01:36:44 PM
allya wake up Drogba...he playin like ah beast

shouldnt that be a RED for Terry...he tackle that keeper like is US football
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: giggsy11 on April 08, 2009, 02:09:09 PM
Take dat in allyuh cuddermunt! Who let the Drog out?
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: The_Ice on April 08, 2009, 02:11:19 PM
i thought chelsea is shit?  ;D  c'mon blues!
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Mango Chow! on April 08, 2009, 02:11:37 PM
We doh even need another separate thread...


1-0 Liverpool over Chelsea...


Torres with the finish in the 7'

    Yuh damned right....WALK, bitches, WALK to fack alone!!

3-1 Chelsea over liverpool

Drogba with the finish in the SIXTY-7'
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: giggsy11 on April 08, 2009, 02:11:46 PM
Is this the official thread for Liverstool? The Liverstool who take 3 in dey arse?
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: WestCoast on April 08, 2009, 02:28:50 PM
WAIT what happened
just now it was 1-0 :devil:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: LondonTrini LFC on April 08, 2009, 02:34:04 PM
This... is a nightmare...
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: giggsy11 on April 08, 2009, 02:35:09 PM
Since this is the official thread-who is Gerrad's daddy, would it be that is that black man from Ghana, wearing #5?
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Babalawo on April 08, 2009, 02:37:00 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: samo on April 08, 2009, 02:37:48 PM
Chelsea.....Yoohooo...
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: elan on April 08, 2009, 02:40:31 PM
Didn't Rafa tell Gerard the game is 90 minutes.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on April 08, 2009, 02:44:04 PM
Chelsea supporters deserve to gloat... nothing really to say after a performance like that.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: kaliman2006 on April 08, 2009, 02:48:20 PM
Fergie's scared of us, roars Rafa

Rafael Benitez has accused Sir Alex Ferguson of being scared of his Liverpool side and talking "too much" about other teams.

The Anfield chief, despite having the Champions League showdown with Chelsea on Wednesday as his immediate objective, could not resist another swipe at the Manchester United chief as the Premier League race reaches boiling point.

Benitez was responding to claims from Ferguson that the loser of the Liverpool-Chelsea quarter-final will then be United's biggest challenger for the title because they will only have one competition to contend with.

Benitez will have skipper Steven Gerrard fit following a minor groin problem and Sami Hyypia (knee) and Yossi Benayoun (hamstring) available for the first leg with Chelsea.

But the fierce battle with United for the domestic title is clearly Benitez's driving inspiration.

He said of Ferguson's claims: "It is not mind games, I think it maybe is that he is a little bit scared (of us)."

Liverpool took over at the top of the table on Saturday evening with a late winner by Benayoun at Fulham.

But less than 24 hours later, United produced a stunning comeback victory over Aston Villa with the decisive goal coming in the fourth minute of injury-time from 17-year-old Federico Macheda.

That grabbed the initiative back for the Old Trafford club, but Benitez has come out fighting.

He said: "I do not have a problem with United. Clearly one of us, either Chelsea or us, will end up focusing just on the Premier League after this.

"I think Sir Alex will be supporting Liverpool in this tie because he knows we are the bigger threat now.

"If we continue in the Champions League maybe he will think we are tired. If we are not in this competition then he knows that we will be a (bigger) threat in the Premier League.

"If Chelsea are not in the competition, then he knows they will then be a threat also in the league. But he will lose anyway, whoever goes out, because they will still be a big threat to United.

"You have to prepare well for every single Premier League game, it is tough (to be in the Champions League as well). So he will clearly be supporting us tomorrow and next week.

"I would like to be worried about both competitions, it means we will continue to be successful.

"We just concentrate on our team, while he likes to talk too much about other teams."

Benitez claims he was unmoved by United's late heroics against Villa, saying: "We knew there would be situations like this, with us one point ahead, or one point behind. And everyone knows five minutes (of injury time) at Old Trafford is a very long time.

"I watched the game, but once United scored their second you felt they would win the game.

"He (Ferguson) is in the driving seat now and in a better position, but there is still a long way to go and we have confidence. We are pushing them and we will push them until the end."

But before Liverpool can lock horns again with United, they must face a Chelsea side who knocked them out of this competition in the semi-finals last season.

A John Arne Riise own goal in the first-leg at Anfield ultimately put Liverpool out, Chelsea winning 4-3 on aggregate after the Stamford Bridge second game.

Benitez said: "It is not a good time for either of us to be playing the other. It is a big challenge for both teams. They have a good team with experience and a manager with experience. This game is 50-50.

"I have great respect for a massive club and a very good team. We are both playing in big competitions. We are both big teams.

"We have beaten them twice this season in the league, it will give us confidence, but this is a different competition and it will be down to just one or two mistakes.

"Keeping a clean sheet is important in the first game for both teams, I would prefer to play at Anfield second, but that is not the case so we must get on with it."



Rafa shut the f**k up..geez!!!

And as soon as Rafa open he yap, look what happen.

¡Rafa! ¡Cerre tu boca!
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on April 08, 2009, 08:07:15 PM
Fergie's scared of us, roars Rafa

Rafael Benitez has accused Sir Alex Ferguson of being scared of his Liverpool side and talking "too much" about other teams.

The Anfield chief, despite having the Champions League showdown with Chelsea on Wednesday as his immediate objective, could not resist another swipe at the Manchester United chief as the Premier League race reaches boiling point.

Benitez was responding to claims from Ferguson that the loser of the Liverpool-Chelsea quarter-final will then be United's biggest challenger for the title because they will only have one competition to contend with.

Benitez will have skipper Steven Gerrard fit following a minor groin problem and Sami Hyypia (knee) and Yossi Benayoun (hamstring) available for the first leg with Chelsea.

But the fierce battle with United for the domestic title is clearly Benitez's driving inspiration.

He said of Ferguson's claims: "It is not mind games, I think it maybe is that he is a little bit scared (of us)."

Liverpool took over at the top of the table on Saturday evening with a late winner by Benayoun at Fulham.

But less than 24 hours later, United produced a stunning comeback victory over Aston Villa with the decisive goal coming in the fourth minute of injury-time from 17-year-old Federico Macheda.

That grabbed the initiative back for the Old Trafford club, but Benitez has come out fighting.

He said: "I do not have a problem with United. Clearly one of us, either Chelsea or us, will end up focusing just on the Premier League after this.

"I think Sir Alex will be supporting Liverpool in this tie because he knows we are the bigger threat now.

"If we continue in the Champions League maybe he will think we are tired. If we are not in this competition then he knows that we will be a (bigger) threat in the Premier League.

"If Chelsea are not in the competition, then he knows they will then be a threat also in the league. But he will lose anyway, whoever goes out, because they will still be a big threat to United.

"You have to prepare well for every single Premier League game, it is tough (to be in the Champions League as well). So he will clearly be supporting us tomorrow and next week.

"I would like to be worried about both competitions, it means we will continue to be successful.

"We just concentrate on our team, while he likes to talk too much about other teams."

Benitez claims he was unmoved by United's late heroics against Villa, saying: "We knew there would be situations like this, with us one point ahead, or one point behind. And everyone knows five minutes (of injury time) at Old Trafford is a very long time.

"I watched the game, but once United scored their second you felt they would win the game.

"He (Ferguson) is in the driving seat now and in a better position, but there is still a long way to go and we have confidence. We are pushing them and we will push them until the end."

But before Liverpool can lock horns again with United, they must face a Chelsea side who knocked them out of this competition in the semi-finals last season.

A John Arne Riise own goal in the first-leg at Anfield ultimately put Liverpool out, Chelsea winning 4-3 on aggregate after the Stamford Bridge second game.

Benitez said: "It is not a good time for either of us to be playing the other. It is a big challenge for both teams. They have a good team with experience and a manager with experience. This game is 50-50.

"I have great respect for a massive club and a very good team. We are both playing in big competitions. We are both big teams.

"We have beaten them twice this season in the league, it will give us confidence, but this is a different competition and it will be down to just one or two mistakes.

"Keeping a clean sheet is important in the first game for both teams, I would prefer to play at Anfield second, but that is not the case so we must get on with it."



Rafa shut the f**k up..geez!!!

And as soon as Rafa open he yap, look what happen.

¡Rafa! ¡Cerre tu boca!
boy ah get up and that was the first thing ah read..ah just let out ah big steups cause ah know we just get blight
work went like shit today, got home bout 7
wife say meh son say some ABC's by heself all of a sudden at daycare..so ah say best news ah hear whole day, hopefully Liverpool win...get bitched at for fixing dinner then marching downstairs straight in front the pc to watch the recorded game

we were good for the first half of de 1st half, Chelsea started to get chances, i ent know if we decided to sit back a little or what
we defence just looked off color real bad today
we really miss Boswinga too
Gerrard didn't make a note either, i ent think Essien had much to do with it though, more had to do with Xabi having all de ball possesion
maybe we shoulda sub Lucas earlier, bring on Benayoun, stick Kuyt up front and play Gerrard deeper..all in hindsight now though
I was hoping we coulda bring it down to 3-2 but to score 3 at Stamford ent improbable but it will be tough
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: acb on April 08, 2009, 08:31:27 PM
well at least Liverpool didn't get the worst beatdown of the day.

allyuh see what Desmond (Presentation College alumni) do to Ben on LOST?

That is the kind of beatdown that Presmen does put on Napsmen.


oh wait, Feliziano, ent you is ah ...... hahahahaha  :rotfl:  :rotfl:  :rotfl:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: boss on April 09, 2009, 04:04:21 AM
Chelsea supporters deserve to gloat... nothing really to say after a performance like that.

Agreed  :beermug:

Stranger things have happened however:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2004/apr/08/match.championsleague1

Onwards and upwards  :beermug:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Mango Chow! on April 09, 2009, 09:08:32 AM
well at least Liverpool didn't get the worst beatdown of the day.

allyuh see what Desmond (Presentation College alumni) do to Ben on LOST?

That is the kind of beatdown that Presmen does put on Napsmen.


oh wait, Feliziano, ent you is ah ...... hahahahaha  :rotfl:  :rotfl:  :rotfl:

   Well I guess that since he IS a Pres' man, it's only fitting that he would end up on any show titled "LOST," eh?  :devil:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: acb on April 09, 2009, 10:23:02 AM
Well I guess that since he IS a Pres' man, it's only fitting that he would end up on any show titled "LOST," eh?  :devil:

It have a saying, "When yuh see a Presman walking, is cause we done run tings"
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: D.H.W on April 09, 2009, 10:33:02 AM
like men go be walking alone next week  :P
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Brownsugar on April 09, 2009, 05:07:57 PM
aaaarrrmmmm Liverpool men, now ah doh really follow club football religiously eh, but ah take een a replay of the game against Chelsea today and let mih arske all ya ah question....

Liverpool does always play so or dey was just having one ah those days??.... ???

p.s. if ah did follow club football religiously Chelsea would be mih team.....so I was quite happy with that result.  Also, unless Chelsea freeze up at home in the return leg, Liverpool men should just say goodbye to the tournament for this year....I'm sure it was fun while it lasted.... :devil: ;D
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: capodetutticapi on April 09, 2009, 05:12:48 PM
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Gerrard had the scan on his troublesome groin problem on Thursday afternoon, and the club may not have the results until Friday morning.

The 29-year-old arrived at the club's Melwood training complex on Thursday for fitness tests which were reviewed by Liverpool's medical team before it was decided he needed a scan.

The England midfielder struggled with the injury during Wednesday's 3-1 first-leg defeat by Chelsea, when he was man-marked by Michael Essien.

Gerrard was sidelined in February with a hamstring injury sustained in the FA Cup trilogy with Everton, and he has also suffered previous groin problems this term.

Before the Chelsea defeat there had been fears Gerrard was still struggling from the ankle injury that forced his precautionary exit from Saturday's win at Fulham.

But Gerrard trained with the squad on Monday and Tuesday, and was passed fit to play.

But now Liverpool are bracing themselves for Gerrard missing Saturday's home Premier League game with Blackburn as well as the quarter-final second leg at Stamford Bridge next Tuesday.

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez was concerned about his captain's fitness after the Blues match.


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He said after the game: "Steven was not 100%, you could see that. It was the same for Fernando Torres, you could see that they were a little tired, not as sharp as before.

"But they have been playing well and we felt it was okay to use them both in this game. We need them.

"But credit to Chelsea, they were always controlling Steven and making it difficult for him to play.

"He was not as mobile as normally, Chelsea made it very difficult for him.

"But the difference in this match was that Chelsea played really well and we didn't.

"The injury he had on Saturday was not the problem, his ankle was okay."
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: capodetutticapi on April 09, 2009, 05:13:43 PM
some more bad news fuh allyuh.doh b vex with me eh,i is just de messenger. ;D
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on April 10, 2009, 07:38:12 AM
aaaarrrmmmm Liverpool men, now ah doh really follow club football religiously eh, but ah take een a replay of the game against Chelsea today and let mih arske all ya ah question....

Liverpool does always play so or dey was just having one ah those days??.... ???

p.s. if ah did follow club football religiously Chelsea would be mih team.....so I was quite happy with that result.  Also, unless Chelsea freeze up at home in the return leg, Liverpool men should just say goodbye to the tournament for this year....I'm sure it was fun while it lasted.... :devil: ;D
Babe that was a real bad off day
Chelsea do the same thing we do against Man U..take their chances cause of major defensive mistakes
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Tenorsaw on April 11, 2009, 07:32:49 AM
What a goal by Agger.  Has scored those before.  Great striker of the ball.  Always looking to get into the attacking third and have a go.  I like to see that from a center back.  Does play a bit casual, and maybe that's why Rafa prefers the Carragher-Skrtel combo.  Agger is a better pass than both of them, and I believe you need a combination of a good hard-nosed tackler and a creative center back in the line-up.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: WestCoast on April 11, 2009, 09:25:33 AM
good bounce back Liverpool
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on April 11, 2009, 10:28:28 AM
What a goal by Agger.  Has scored those before.  Great striker of the ball.  Always looking to get into the attacking third and have a go.  I like to see that from a center back.  Does play a bit casual, and maybe that's why Rafa prefers the Carragher-Skrtel combo.  Agger is a better pass than both of them, and I believe you need a combination of a good hard-nosed tackler and a creative center back in the line-up.

Carragher is the rock back there... there's no keeping him out of the line up if I have any say.  You also have to give Skrtel his due... de man have ah hard-nosed quality that you absolutely need in English football.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: elan on April 11, 2009, 10:35:08 AM
aaaarrrmmmm Liverpool men, now ah doh really follow club football religiously eh, but ah take een a replay of the game against Chelsea today and let mih arske all ya ah question....

Liverpool does always play so or dey was just having one ah those days??.... ???

p.s. if ah did follow club football religiously Chelsea would be mih team.....so I was quite happy with that result.  Also, unless Chelsea freeze up at home in the return leg, Liverpool men should just say goodbye to the tournament for this year....I'm sure it was fun while it lasted.... :devil: ;D
Babe that was a real bad off day
Chelsea do the same thing we do against Man U..take their chances cause of major defensive mistakes

No way that was a bad day. You all were flying from the start, scored in what - the 6th minute? But then Chelsea got up and kicked y'all in the mouth and changed the whole game. A bad game is when you do nothing right like score a goal early and then have many chances.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on April 15, 2009, 07:28:34 AM
Liverpool out after Bridge cracker

Chelsea denied Liverpool another sensational European comeback to reach the Champions League semi-finals after a 4-4 draw at Stamford Bridge.

Liverpool, trailing 3-1 from the first leg at Anfield, stunned the Blues with two first-half goals from Fabio Aurelio and Xabi Alonso, who scored a penalty.

Chelsea's defensive frailties, exposed so clinically by Bolton in the Premier League at the weekend, looked like costing them a place in the last four as Liverpool, without their talismanic midfielder Steven Gerrard, threatened to pull off another miracle.

But the Blues looked home and dry after producing a sensational comeback of their own - scoring three times in the second half to lead 6-3 on aggregate at one stage.

Yet this incredible contest took another twist when Liverpool scored twice in as many minutes through Lucas and Dirk Kuyt to leave them just one goal adrift of an incredible victory.

However, Frank Lampard's second of the night in the 89th minute secured a 4-4 draw on the night and a 7-5 Chelsea win on aggregate.

The home side had been outplayed in the opening 45 minutes and had barely threatened to get on the scoresheet despite coach Guus Hiddink's pre-match assertion that Chelsea would go for more goals.

They had to wait until six minutes after the break for the goal which eased the growing pressure on their ambitions of reaching the final in Rome.

Didier Drogba's effort was deflected into the back of the net by Liverpool goalkeeper Jose Reina, and a stunning 25-yard free-kick from Brazilian defender Alex then looked to have eased any remaining worries.

When Frank Lampard added a third in the 76th minute the tie seemed to be effectively all over, but Liverpool had other ideas.

Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez had always maintained that the first goal would be the most important but when Kuyt collected a pass from Yossi Benayoun and fired over in the 13th minute, he could have been forgiven for thinking that perhaps the task ahead was indeed far too great.

But six minutes later Liverpool were in dreamland when they punished Lampard's push on Kuyt in spectacular fashion.

With everyone expecting the free-kick from the right of goal to be pumped high into the centre of the penalty area, Aurelio stunned everyone, including the flat-footed Petr Cech, by firing his 30-yard effort straight into the bottom near corner of the net.

Referee Luis Cantalejo then rightly awarded Liverpool a penalty when Chelsea's first-leg goal hero Branislav Ivanovic clearly held back Alonso.

The Liverpool midfielder stepped up to beat Cech and suddenly the impossible seemed possible.

Chelsea had Cech to thank for keeping them on level terms on aggregate when he tipped away a header from Kuyt in the final minute of the opening half.

Hiddink's side needed a goal to take the sting out of Liverpool's motivation and it arrived somewhat fortunately in the 51st minute.

Nicolas Anelka, a 35th-minute replacement for the poor Salomon Kalou, crossed low from the right and Drogba got a touch on the ball, with Reina only able to turn it over the line.

Chelsea made it 2-2 on the night when Jamie Carragher's foul on Drogba was punished by a fierce 25-yard free-kick by Alex.

With 14 minutes remaining Liverpool's dreams looked finished when Drogba crossed for Lampard to apply the finish.

But a long-range effort from Lucas was deflected off Michael Essien and beyond Cech in the 81st minute and, somewhat astonishingly, Kuyt put Liverpool 4-3 ahead on the night with a six-yard header two minutes later.

But with Liverpool needing one more goal for a glorious victory in this emotional week on Merseyside, 20 years on from the Hillsborough disaster, Lampard ended a stunning contest with his second of the night in the last minute.

Chelsea will face Barcelona in the last four but only after Liverpool had pushed them all the way in a pulsating contest that was a marvellous showcase for English and European football.

Benitez must have wished that Gerrard had been fit enough to play as his contribution may well have been the telling one, on a night when the Reds almost managed to achieve the unthinkable.

Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on April 15, 2009, 07:31:37 AM
Fans remember Hillsborough dead

Thousands of people are to gather on Merseyside to remember the 96 Liverpool football fans killed in the Hillsborough disaster 20 years ago.

The supporters were crushed to death on 15 April 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup semi-final tie with Nottingham Forest at the stadium in Sheffield.

Victims' families, survivors and players past and present will gather at Anfield for a remembrance service.

During the event candles will be lit for each of the victims of the tragedy.

Kenny Dalglish, Liverpool's manager at the time, will give a reading and relatives of the victims will be given the freedom of the city by civic leaders.

A spokesman for the club said: "We rely upon the eternal flame of the Hillsborough Memorial to burn some light into the darkest night."

The build-up to this anniversary has brought back some really bad memories

The service will begin at 1445 BST and a two-minute silence will be held at 1506 BST, the exact time the game was abandoned two decades ago.

The same silent memorial will also be observed in the city centres of Liverpool, Sheffield and Nottingham.

Liverpool Football Club said it will open the lower tier of the Centenary Stand to accommodate the huge number of fans wishing to attend.

At the same event on the 10th anniversary, 10,000 fans turned out but many more are expected for Wednesday's service.

On the day of the tragedy, Liverpool supporters were in the Leppings Lane end of the ground.

Liverpool fan Trevor Hicks attended the game with this family. His two daughters Sarah and Victoria were killed in the crush.

Since their tragic deaths he has campaigned for justice and is the chairman of the Hillsborough Family Support Group.

He said: "We're sick of it, we wish it had never happened. Similarly, we're sick of all the backsliding, we're sick of all the lying and cheating, the unfulfilled promises from politicians, from organisations.

"And really we have no option but to keep on doing what we're doing, because quite frankly a lot of people don't listen to us."

Liverpool fan Damian Kavanagh managed to escape the crush in the stadium.

He said: "I started crawling over the heads of the people in front of us and as I was crawling over one man said, 'there's people dying here', but I already knew that and the policeman grabbed hold of me.

"I wriggled past and he threw me on to the shingle track around the pitch and I was out.

"It was just like a relief and you could see the sunshine again."

South Yorkshire Police, which oversaw the event, opened a large exit gate which forced too many Liverpool fans on to the terrace, leaving the fans inside trapped between people entering the ground and the metal fences at the front of the stand.


The families of the victims have kept up a campaign to have the events which led to the deaths fully investigated, despite previous inquiries.

They were supported by former striker Ian Rush, who was in the Liverpool team at Hillsborough.

He said: "I will be at Anfield to pay my respects to the 96 Liverpool fans who went to support their team and never came home, and I will also be there to show my support for the families and survivors of this terrible tragedy.

"The build-up to this anniversary has brought back some really bad memories which have made my conviction even stronger that the fight for justice must go on.

"The families deserve justice and I hope that one day they will finally get it."

Tom Williams, an auxiliary bishop of Liverpool, will be taking part in the service.

'Mile of scarves'

He recalled the evening after the tragedy happened saying: "People were trying to just come to terms with what was happening and I remember that two young children turned up, dressed in an Everton kit, and the other in a Liverpool kit.

"The mile of scarves, all the small little things people left. It was family and I think Liverpool became a bigger family that time."

Meanwhile David Moyes, the boss of city rivals Everton, said: "Hillsborough has had a great impact on me since I arrived on Merseyside as Everton manager seven years ago, as it did when it happened and I was still a player.

"For all the rivalry we have got between each other, blue and red in this city, it is only a game we play and you go to matches wearing your colours.

"I remember doing that with my dad as a young boy, a lot of parents take their children to games.

"But that time they did not come home, and that is something that should never have been allowed to happen. Let's just hope that it never does again."
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: boss on April 21, 2009, 03:13:14 PM
Alright, so unless Portsmouth beat Man Utd tomorrow, is the title race over?  :-\
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bitter on April 21, 2009, 03:34:19 PM
Yes.

It was over anyway. Like I tell allyuh already
Ferdinand + Vidic + van der Sar = Clean Sheet

And I is a scumchester hater long time.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on April 21, 2009, 03:56:27 PM
Alright, so unless Portsmouth beat Man Utd tomorrow, is the title race over?  :-\

nope... but the champagne will be put on ice if we win

Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: elan on April 21, 2009, 04:22:02 PM
Liverpuddle fans hiding or what. When Man United playing yuh does cyah find they supporter, same thing with Liverpuddle.

What's going on?
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: acb on April 21, 2009, 04:57:13 PM
Liverpuddle fans hiding or what. When Man United playing yuh does cyah find they supporter, same thing with Liverpuddle.

What's going on?

men doh post during the game,  post game comments from the managers, and the replay finish on Sky.
Too much emotion and pressure to concentrate on posting.

Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on April 21, 2009, 08:19:46 PM
Liverpuddle fans hiding or what. When Man United playing yuh does cyah find they supporter, same thing with Liverpuddle.

What's going on?

If I didn't already know you tuh be a A-Class shit talker I might actually take offense to that.  The fact that there hasn't been much chatter even after the match should tell you that most men just miss it.  Besides, salvaging a tie against Arsenal is hardly anything fuh man to run and 'hide' about.



...anyways, good thing I miss dis because I mighta break something.  Our defense in absolute shambles right now.  That aside, I still cyah understand how Arbeloa keep making first team.

Reina need to sort heself out too... his quality has been down the last 2-3 matches.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: acb on April 21, 2009, 08:53:41 PM
Reina need to sort heself out too... his quality has been down the last 2-3 matches.

touche, touche.

check Cech.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on April 22, 2009, 02:48:57 PM
(http://comps.fotosearch.com/comp/ILW/ILW505/fat-lady-sings_~braucl0131s.jpg)

 :devil:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on April 23, 2009, 07:54:01 PM
Liverpool:4 vs Arsenal:4
Eight-goal draw little use to Reds


Four goals from Andrey Arshavin put a huge dent in Liverpool's Premier League title hopes as Arsenal drew 4-4 at Anfield on Tuesday night,

The hosts went ahead of Manchester United on goal difference having come from behind three times, starting with Arshavin's first in the 36th minute.

Fernando Torres and Yossi Benayoun scored soon after the interval but three further goals from the Russian Gunner piled the pressure back on Rafael Benitez's side and even a second from Torres and an injury-time equaliser from Benayoun were not enough to force victory.

The result hands a huge advantage to United, who have two matches in hand with the first on Wednesday at home to Portsmouth.

Liverpool were architects of their own downfall as the first three Arsenal goals came from mistakes.

It was almost a carbon copy of their Champions League exit against Chelsea a week ago when a 4-4 draw at Stamford Bridge saw them miss out on the semi-finals.

It was also not the first time Arsenal had done serious damage to a Liverpool title challenge, it being 20 years since Michael Thomas scored on this ground with the last kick of the season to deny the Reds the championship.

Torres and Albert Riera should have done better with their early efforts to test the fragile confidence of Lucasz Fabianski but both fired straight at the goalkeeper.

Javier Mascherano fired wide after 15 minutes as Arsenal were content to soak up what Liverpool had to offer and swiftly counter-attack when the chance arose.

Those occasions were few and far between and Fabianski, who had looked shaky on a couple of occasions, had to be at his best to tip over Torres' shot from the right angle of the penalty area.

Referee Howard Webb waved away Liverpool appeals in the 26th minute when Mikael Silvestre appeared to catch Dirk Kuyt on the edge of the area.

Arsenal's first chance came when they broke quickly from a Liverpool corner and Cesc Fabregas volleyed wide after Daniel Agger, making his 50th league appearance, had got in Jose Reina's way as he tried to punch clear.

A smart turn by Torres on Kolo Toure saw the Spain striker fire in a 25-yard shot which Fabianski could only parry but Silvestre cleared the danger.

Samir Nasri then had to clear off the line at the far post after Agger flicked on Xabi Alonso's right-wing corner before the Gunners hit their hosts with a sucker punch in the 36th minute.

Mascherano lost the ball on the edge of the penalty area and Fabregas exchanged passes with Nasri before crossing for Arshavin to fire home off the underside of the crossbar.

Benayoun immediately brought a diving save from Fabianski and then headed over as Liverpool piled on the pressure leading up to the interval without reward.

Liverpool realistically had 45 minutes to keep their season alive and that realisation brought the equaliser within four minutes of the restart.

Alvaro Arbeloa's cross was poorly dealt with by Bacary Sagna and Kuyt collected the ball, got to the byline and crossed for Torres to head low into the left corner of Fabianski's goal.

Seven minutes later they were ahead. Fabianski and Kieren Gibbs both messed up their clearances and Kuyt crossed to the far post where Benayoun headed in.

The goalkeeper claimed to have clawed the ball out but it was clearly over the line.

In the 65th minute Arsene Wenger brought on Theo Walcott for Denilson to try to get back in the game but it was another mistake which brought their equaliser.

Arbeloa could not control Jamie Carragher's downward defensive header and Arshavin nipped in to fire past Reina's outstretched left hand.

Incredibly for a team which had conceded just eight goals in 16 home league matches a third error handed Arsenal the lead again.

Fabio Aurelio played a left-wing cross straight to Arshavin 10 yards out and he drilled a shot under Reina for his hat-trick in the 70th minute.

Amazingly Liverpool were level again two minutes later when Torres controlled Riera's cross, turned Silvestre and fired past Fabianski.

Torres had a header cleared off the line by Gibbs from Alonso's corner with nine minutes to go and Carragher fired over from Aurelio's cross as Liverpool desperately pushed for the winner.

And that cost them as Walcott broke from a corner and played in Arshavin to score his fourth in injury time.

Benayoun bundled home an equaliser even later on but it was too late to force a victory.


What really going on with we defence?
I know we playing attacking football but I never see we misclearing and giving away soft goals so easily lately.
Pepe Reina ent even inspiring or taking up the slack if the fellas in front of him play shit.
The team showing plenty character by not giving up, all positive signs for next season.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on May 02, 2009, 09:57:58 PM
Agger signs Reds contract extension

Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has agreed a four-year extension to his current deal, which will see him remain at Anfield until at least 2014.

The 24-year old, who joined the Reds from Brondby in 2006, has played 76 times and scored six goals, including his recent long-range effort against Blackburn.

Agger joins team-mates Steven Gerrard and Dirk Kuyt in committing their long-term future to the club.

Manager Rafael Benitez told the club's website: "This is extremely good news for Liverpool moving forward and demonstrates our intention to build on the progress we have already made this season.

"Daniel is still young, but with great quality and will be a very important player for us in the years ahead.

"I'm sure there were many other clubs monitoring the situation closely, but throughout our discussions, Daniel made it clear that he wanted to stay at Liverpool and achieve success here.

"I'm delighted we've secured his future at Anfield."


Great news  :)
now lets go out tomorrow and hit Newcastle bout 6  :devil:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on May 02, 2009, 10:28:25 PM
Agger signs Reds contract extension

Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has agreed a four-year extension to his current deal, which will see him remain at Anfield until at least 2014.

The 24-year old, who joined the Reds from Brondby in 2006, has played 76 times and scored six goals, including his recent long-range effort against Blackburn.

Agger joins team-mates Steven Gerrard and Dirk Kuyt in committing their long-term future to the club.

Manager Rafael Benitez told the club's website: "This is extremely good news for Liverpool moving forward and demonstrates our intention to build on the progress we have already made this season.

"Daniel is still young, but with great quality and will be a very important player for us in the years ahead.

"I'm sure there were many other clubs monitoring the situation closely, but throughout our discussions, Daniel made it clear that he wanted to stay at Liverpool and achieve success here.

"I'm delighted we've secured his future at Anfield."


Great news  :)
now lets go out tomorrow and hit Newcastle bout 6  :devil:

Yeah, I liking dis move too.  Now if only we could jettison some ah de Spanish cargo (and I ent talking Torres), I good.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on May 03, 2009, 06:29:04 AM
Bakes yuh talking bout Rafa or what?  :devil:
or just Arbeloa and Riera lol
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on May 03, 2009, 07:06:42 AM
Bakes yuh talking bout Rafa or what?  :devil:
or just Arbeloa and Riera lol

Why it have tuh be either or... yuh know I 'ambidexterous' like dat, lol
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: giggsy11 on May 17, 2009, 08:00:16 AM
Watching West Brom play yuh can see why they deserve tuh go down, talk about lacking heart and conviction-they have it in abundunce! Next! Is one thing tuh lack skill but for God sakes have a little pride in doing yuh damn job! I hope Liverstool pound dem for being so meek and weak-Next! Go back tuh the level yuh deserve to be playing in!
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: giggsy11 on May 17, 2009, 08:18:32 AM
Carra is the only Liverstool player I would take at United- he would have tuh eat bench doh. I like him as a player and his character. He seems to be able to keep things in perspective.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bourbon on May 18, 2009, 08:33:52 AM
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Hmm....fustrating seasons tend to do that to you.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: WestCoast on May 18, 2009, 08:41:13 AM
WTA  :o
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Daft Trini on May 18, 2009, 08:54:51 AM
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Hmm....fustrating seasons tend to do that to you.
:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Fackt

Meh money on Jamie.... FACKT... :devil:


Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on May 18, 2009, 11:32:02 AM
(http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/4479/carraarbeloa.gif)

Hmm....fustrating seasons tend to do that to you.
:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Fackt

Meh money on Jamie.... FACKT... :devil:




Jamie real dread...no nonsense type of player.......England lose out when he retire due to all the salts he was getting
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Daft Trini on May 18, 2009, 01:00:17 PM
(http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/4479/carraarbeloa.gif)

Hmm....fustrating seasons tend to do that to you.
:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Fackt

Meh money on Jamie.... FACKT... :devil:




Jamie real dread...no nonsense type of player.......England lose out when he retire due to all the salts he was getting


J.C. was one of meh fave England players, England in a mess.... Carrick have as much titles as Lampard and a CL medal like Gerrard, plays for the top team in England, Europe and the World.... but they mid are built around Stevie G and Lamps... is like TnT football... I stop trying to figure it out!
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Tenorsaw on May 18, 2009, 03:16:56 PM
(http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/4479/carraarbeloa.gif)

Hmm....fustrating seasons tend to do that to you.
:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Fackt

Meh money on Jamie.... FACKT... :devil:




Jamie real dread...no nonsense type of player.......England lose out when he retire due to all the salts he was getting


J.C. was one of meh fave England players, England in a mess.... Carrick have as much titles as Lampard and a CL medal like Gerrard, plays for the top team in England, Europe and the World.... but they mid are built around Stevie G and Lamps... is like TnT football... I stop trying to figure it out!

So you really feel Carrick should run England's midfield?  Not as long as Gerrard and Lamps on the field.  He is doing well at the moment, but he is behind two world class midfielders in Gerrard and Lamps.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on May 18, 2009, 05:29:30 PM
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 :devil: :rotfl:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on May 19, 2009, 09:50:46 PM
I wish Stevie G could show some of the passion and intensity that Carragher has.

Xabi did a good job coming between the 2 teamates, which brings to mind the lack of reaction from Gerrard when Mascherano imploded against Man U last year
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on August 03, 2009, 02:30:59 PM
Irish minnows await Liverpool

By Stephen Fottrell

Ireland has already hosted one of the unlikeliest pre-season pairings of the summer - Shamrock Rovers and Real Madrid - but that match-up is about to be surpassed in the David versus Goliath stakes.

Tiny Dunmanway Town from the southern Irish county of Cork are preparing to host the might of Liverpool - or at least a Liverpool XI, which they are assured will feature some of the club's big-name stars.

The amateur side, who play in the West Cork Soccer League, landed one of the coups of the summer when they optimistically invited last season's English Premier League runners-up to visit, only for the Reds to accept their offer.

They have since spent the summer readying the town, which has a population of around 2,500, for the arrival of one of the world's most famous club sides on Thursday.

The team has borrowed a local school's Gaelic Games pitch for the day and has drafted in just over 7,000 seats - from the same temporary stands used in Shamrock Rovers' narrow 1-0 defeat by Real Madrid in July.

Our capacity will go from one to 7,000 for this game

Dunmanway Town manager John Buckley
"We normally play in a farmer's field in front of around 20 people," manager John Buckley told BBC Sport.

"Someone might normally bring a deckchair or something to sit on, so our capacity will go from one to 7,000 for this game."

Buckley is a lifelong Liverpool fan himself and says the one-off game has created massive excitement in the area and nationally.

"The town has been painted red to welcome Liverpool and it's just given a huge boost to the area," he said.

"There will be fans coming from all over Ireland, as well as from England and beyond."

Club treasurer Andrew Healy says the local anticipation is akin to Nick Hornby's book Fever Pitch.

The team have recent signing David Hall, a local doctor, to thank for Liverpool's visit as he used a number of football contacts and perseverance to persuade the Reds to take them up on their offer.

Hall has been made captain for the day for his efforts, but it is not the only highlight of his week as his wife is also due to give birth to their first baby on the day of the match.

"I don't think there's any chance of me missing this match," he said.

"But don't be surprised if you see me bolting from the pitch mid-way through."

The hosts have also been given permission by the Football Association of Ireland to draft in five players from teams in the League of Ireland - the country's professional and semi-professional divisions.

As for the team they will face, Liverpool say that it is likely to be made up mainly of reserves, but that there should be some big names travelling.

The Dunmanway manager, unsurprisingly, is hoping to see one name in particular on the opposing team-sheet.

"We're hoping that because Steven Gerrard didn't make the pre-season trip to Asia that he'll need the match practice," Buckley said.

"To see him here would be a dream come true.

"But I'm not bothered - even to be playing the reserves is a massive deal for us."

The tie was briefly threatened by an invasion of local rabbits, who dug holes in the pitch but have since been scared away by the construction of the temporary stands.

Hall - a Manchester United fan - is hoping his own charges will not display any "rabbit in headlights" symptoms and is confident of keeping the scores down for at least the first half.

"I'm a bit worried for my players to be honest, but we should be all right, we'll try and hold them out until half time," he said.

Buckley, meanwhile, is expecting many in the crowd to be cheering for the visitors, but is ready to put aside his Liverpool loyalties for the day and concentrate on his own team's efforts.

"We'll give it a good go and hopefully we'll outshine Shamrock Rovers' efforts against Madrid," he said.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on August 05, 2009, 07:54:13 PM
Xabi Alonso off to Real Madrid for £30million

Xabi Alonso was presented as a Real Madrid player on Wednesday evening after signing a five-year contract at the Bernabeu.
 
The Basque midfielder joins Madrid from Liverpool for around £30million and was unveiled at the stadium on Wednesday evening.

The 27-year-old Spain international arrived in the capital on Wednesday after a fee was agreed between Liverpool and Real Madrid.

Alonso then underwent various tests and met his new team-mates for training earlier this afternoon.

The midfielder is Madrid's eighth summer signing, taking the Primera Division giants' spending to over £220million in just two months.

Madrid president Florentino Perez has brought in Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, Raul Albiol, Esteban Granero, Arbeloa, Alvaro Negredo and Karim Benzema as he attempts to build a team capable of challenging Barcelona's treble winners.

"It's a very happy day for me,'' said Alonso. "It's an important step in my career to come to a club like Real Madrid.

"I'm very happy to be part of this club and I was very excited for this day to arrive.

"It's the best opportunity for me to develop as a footballer.''

The transfer sees Alonso return to Spain after five years away from his homeland.

And, while he enjoyed his time on Merseyside, the former Real Sociedad player admitted he decided before the end of the season the time was right to move on.

"I am very grateful to Liverpool fans, they were very warm during my five years,'' he continued. "It will be really difficult to match their appreciation.

"I really enjoyed those five years.

"But a few months ago I took that decision as I thought it was the right moment to find a fresh challenge, to look for a new club.

"That's when Real Madrid came along. Luckily a deal has been done and I'm very happy.

"It is a personal challenge I felt is necessary for my football career.

"I felt it was right so I looked for a change, for a new experience, and when Madrid came in, that's when I decided to come back to Spain.''


Thanks for the 5 years Xabi; personally, I'm sad to see you go  :salute:
good luck at Real Madrid  :beermug:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on August 05, 2009, 08:01:24 PM
Reds agree £20m Aquilani transfer

Liverpool have confirmed that they have reached agreement with Roma to sign midfielder Alberto Aquilani for a fee believed to be £20million.

The signing comes just hours after Xabi Alonso passed his medical at Real Madrid and completed a £30million move to the Bernabeu after five years at Anfield.

It has become clear that the two deals were being negotiated in tandem. Once Liverpool had completed the Alonso transfer, and received the first cash instalment, they were been able to complete the deal for a player to replace the Spaniard in boss Rafael Benitez's squad.

Benitez told the club's website: "Alberto is a very good player and I'm delighted we've reached agreement with Roma for his transfer. He will travel to Merseyside later this week for a medical. Alberto has a winning mentality and great experience in both Serie A and the Champions League.

"He has long been recognised as a top class talent in Italy, captaining his country at both Under 19 and Under 21 levels before establishing himself in the senior national side."


Read he's injury prone, hopefully he can stand up to the rigors of the English game; but lets see if he can pass his medical first  :-\
the man I would've like to get hold of woulda been Micheal Johnson from Man City
Christian Poulsen is more likelier possibility accroding to rumours
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on August 07, 2009, 07:47:31 PM
Aquilani joins Liverpool....but out for 8 weeks

Roma midfielder Alberto Aquilani has passed a medical and agreed a five-year contract with Liverpool.

Reds boss Rafael Benitez identified Italy international Aquilani as his preferred replacement for Xabi Alonso, who joined Real Madrid for around £30million earlier this week.

Liverpool had a bid of around £20million for Aquilani accepted by Roma on Wednesday before the player headed to Merseyside for a medical and contract talks.

The now former Roma man is expected to be at Anfield on Saturday to witness his new team-mates take on Atletico Madrid in the club's final pre-season friendly before next weekend's big kick-off.

Aquilani dispelled fears over the ankle injury that needed surgery this summer and restricted his appearances for the Serie A club last season.

But he will not be fit to face Tottenham next Sunday in the Premier League season opener at White Hart Lane.

Announcing the deal on the club website, a Liverpool statement read: "Liverpool FC confirmed this evening that Alberto Aquilani has successfully completed a medical and agreed a 5-year contract with the club.

"The player will now continue his rehabilitation from an ankle operation under the guidance of Liverpool's medical team and is expected to be fully fit in approximately 4-8 weeks time."

Aquilani is believed to be earning around £80,000 a week.


we might have to endure 8 weeks of Lucas..geez
so much for a flying start to the season
boy yuh better prove we wrong yes
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: ZionYouth on August 07, 2009, 09:39:10 PM
Damm...good luck Alonso :beermug:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on August 14, 2009, 07:18:48 PM
Liverpool 2009/10 Season preview

Last season it was a case of the ultimate prize remaining tantalisingly close but ultimately so far away for Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez and his squad as the Premier League title once again proved out of reach.

The top flight's Big Four - Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool - are often criticised by outsiders for lacking dignity and taking winning for granted. There is undoubtedly a case for the prosecution but, as the only member of the quartet not to land a Premier League title, the latter have experienced league suffering and 2008/09 was arguably the most painful.

It has now been two decades since the trophy for England's top division was paraded at Anfield, however, for many months in the last campaign it appeared that drought was about to be hosed down. Manchester United, though, turned off the tap as Liverpool, thanks largely and notoriously to 11 draws, choked and their bitter North West rivals grabbed the silverware by four points.

The men from Merseyside had led United by 10 points last December, having played three games more, but they surrendered that advantage around the time when Benitez, who missed part of the season following operations on kidney stones, launched a much-publicised and bizarre verbal attack on Old Trafford boss Sir Alex 'the master of mind games' Ferguson, while persistent and niggling injuries to captain Steven Gerrard and star striker Fernando Torres further damaged the cause.

There was a resurgence after United were memorably dismantled 4-1 in their own backyard in March, but that necessary zip in cutting edge, especially at Anfield, and an exceptionally strong finish to the season came too late as a thrilling 4-4 draw with Arsenal proved wounding.

Despite the disappointment of missing out on the title, the start of this summer sparked, 'maybe this season is the season' whispers for Liverpool as Cristiano Ronaldo moved from United to Real Madrid in a world-record deal, while on-loan striker Carlos Tevez snubbed Ferguson to eventually join Manchester City.

Comedown
But again there has been a comedown for those in Scouse red. A disappointing pre-season has included a distracting court appearance for skipper Gerrard and that has been followed by the sales of Spain duo Alvaro Arbeloa and Xabi Alonso to the 'Galacticos' of Real.

Kop idol Alonso's £30million exit is the greatest blow to Benitez as the influential midfielder - who, despite claims to the contrary, appears to have been forced out by a breakdown in his relationship with his manager that stemmed from Liverpool's apparent willingness to sell in 2008's unsuccessful pursuit of Gareth Barry - had just produced his best season in five years since joining from Real Sociedad.

Speak to any Liverpool supporter and they will feel a little sorry for Arbeloa as his future was decided by the arrival of Glen Johnson. Barring a bust-up with team-mate Jamie Carragher at West Brom in May, the full-back had enjoyed a positive season and would probably have been prepared to extend the remaining 12 months on his contract.

Johnson, though, is a different breed. Arbeloa had his merits defensively, but England's right-back brings alternative qualities. The £18m paid to Portsmouth has been spent with a view to versatility, capturing a British player - crucial for balancing the books in the UEFA Champions League - who can also operate in midfield and has an eye for a spectacular goal. Defending was not a problem for Liverpool in 2008/09, breaking down stubborn opponents was.

An Alonso replacement has been secured in the shape of Alberto Aquilani, with a £20m fee being paid to Roma. The Italy international possesses similar, but more attacking, talents to Alonso. There will, though, be concerns that it will take the 25-year-old time to settle while he also has a reputation in his homeland for being susceptible to injury. He may not be available for up to eight weeks as he recovers from an ankle surgery. Left-back Fabio Aurelio is also out injured.

If Alonso had stayed, Liverpool would have had a settled backbone to their side, as it appears Barcelona-target Javier Mascherano is prepared to put up with reported homesickness for one more season at least. The problem for Benitez is that Aquilani may need time to adapt to the hectic conditions in England.


One to watch
Alonso struggled to acclimatise when he first arrived in 2004/05 as the Reds were wretched in a disappointing league season, with the less physical Champions League being the competition where success was gloriously achieved. Aquilani may require a similar domestic bedding-in period, which could see the opportunity to take advantage of a possible transition period for United go begging.

Elsewhere, Aaron King has been brought in from Rushden & Diamonds for a nominal amount and Chris Mavinga has arrived from Paris St Germain for an undisclosed fee as Benitez - who still has £10m burning a hole in his back pocket from the sale of Alonso, a part of which could be used on Hull City's Michael Turner - looks to the future. Astrit Ajdarevic, Paul Anderson, Godwin Antwi, Jack Hobbs, Sebastien Leto, Shane O'Connor, Jermaine Pennant and, sadly after a glittering career in England, Sami Hyypia have moved on.

An intriguing player to keep an eye on will be Andriy Voronin. The Ukraine international was a major disappointment when he first arrived and was promptly sent out on loan to Hertha Berlin to regain confidence. The 30-year-old was a revelation in Germany, scoring 11 goals, and if he can find his form in the Premier League he could provide much-needed backup to Torres. Youngsters Dani Pacheco, Krisztian Nemeth and Jay Spearing will also be ones to watch.

A bonus for Liverpool is that the fixture list has been relatively kind. A first game at Tottenham will be a challenge, but not an insurmountable one, while Aston Villa at Anfield in late August will also cause sweat before three points. But then it is only a trip to Chelsea in early October that looks testing in the opening nine games. A flying start should create confidence and a platform as Benitez's troops bid to avoid a repeat of the sticky mid-campaigns that have undermined previous efforts.

With United in transition, Chelsea starting the Carlo Ancelotti era, Arsenal in confusion and Manchester City emerging, this looks set to be one of the most intriguing and evenly contested seasons to date. Liverpool will know that the title is up for grabs and that they might not get a better chance. If they take advantage, the wait could be over.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on August 14, 2009, 07:21:55 PM
Liverpool at a Glance

Star Man: Steven Gerrard
Who else? The Liverpool captain is the heartbeat of the team and his attacking partnership with Fernando Torres is the best in Europe. Gerrard, though, is the influence. He affects team-mates, the opposition and fans - a force of nature.

One to Watch: Andriy Voronin
This selection is a bit of a gamble. But the Ukraine striker could prove vital if he can leave his previous struggles in the past. Voronin has attributes to be a success in the Premier League and may provide much-needed back-up to Torres.

Fantasy Football Pick: Jose Reina.

Manager: Rafa Benitez
Inspiring and confusing at the same time. The Spaniard is 100 per cent focused and possesses the stubborn nature that all great bosses require. If Benitez can learn from the mistakes of last season, this year could be the year.

INS: Alberto Aquilani (Roma), Glen Johnson (Portsmouth), Aaron King (Rushden & Diamonds), Chris Mavinga (PSG).

OUTS: Astrit Ajdarevic (Leicester), Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid) Paul Anderson (N Forest), Godwin Antwi (Released), Alvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid), Jack Hobbs (Leicester), Sami Hyypia (Bayer Leverkusen), Sebastian Leto (Panathinaikos), Shane O'Connor (Ipswich), Jermaine Pennant (Real Zaragoza).

Best Signing: Glen Johnson

Sky Bet Odds: 7/2

Likely Top Scorer: Fernando Torres

Possible Best XI: Reina, Johnson, Carragher, Skrtel, Aurelio, Kuyt, Mascherano, Aquilani, Riera, Gerrard, Torres.

Predicted Finish: 1st
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: kicker on August 16, 2009, 10:04:13 AM
So far Liverpool not looking the part at all...
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Peong on August 16, 2009, 10:13:00 AM
I think Defoe was in an offside position and he blocked Reina's view of the ball.
Should that have been an offside call?
I need to see another replay.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: kicker on August 16, 2009, 10:24:40 AM
Silly foul by Gomes...see keepers foul in those situations and I could never understand why- G.Johnson had no where to go...

Anyways 1-1, and this will be the test of how resilient Spurs are...usually the bigger teams find a way to eke out a win in these kinda situations....


As I was typing this, Tottenham regains the lead lol...
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on August 16, 2009, 10:24:47 AM
I think Defoe was in an offside position and he blocked Reina's view of the ball.
Should that have been an offside call?
I need to see another replay.

It would have been close if anything... but if Defoe didn't have much to do with it I'm not sure it would count as offside.  I didn't really think he was a factor personally, there was so much traffic in front of Reina (who's been stellar in the pre-season and today.

Meanwhile... winning the penalty aside, just based on pre-season form I thought Glenn Johnson was going to have a great impact for us this season.  Thus far he's paying dividends.  Just call on the penalty against Gomez, harsh yellow though.

Now we can't get our set piece defense right...  2-1 Spurs in the 60'.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on August 16, 2009, 10:26:50 AM
Unbelievable that Carragher is booked for his foul on Defoe... and Corluca isn't for his more obviously cynical foul on Babel.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: kicker on August 16, 2009, 10:33:06 AM
Unbelievable that Carragher is booked for his foul on Defoe... and Corluca isn't for his more obviously cynical foul on Babel.

I was thinking the same thing...

Your boys have not found a fluid rhythm- look like they're missing Alonso in the center of the field to settle the pace of their game. 

Also think they should have started Benayoun instead of Babel...Babel is a far superior athlete but Benayoun is a smarter more capable player who gets himself in more dangerous attacking positions and has a knack for making things happen...
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on August 16, 2009, 10:37:20 AM
shoulda never started with Babel..steups
definitely missing Xabi..nobody to conduct the game at we pace
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on August 16, 2009, 10:48:13 AM
Unbelievable that Carragher is booked for his foul on Defoe... and Corluca isn't for his more obviously cynical foul on Babel.

I was thinking the same thing...

Your boys have not found a fluid rhythm- look like they're missing Alonso in the center of the field to settle the pace of their game. 

Also think they should have started Benayoun instead of Babel...Babel is a far superior athlete but Benayoun is a smarter more capable player who gets himself in more dangerous attacking positions and has a knack for making things happen...

Phil Dowd is having a very sketchy game if you ask me... absolutely no consistency whatsoever to his calls... baffling.  Definitely not going to blame him for the result thus far though, we sleepwalked thru the preseason and it shows.  Voronin is on for Kuyt which is baffling (but what else is new for Rafa?) and he's had a great preseason, so let's see if it carries over into his first game.

Babel and Voronin showed great synchronicity this past preseason so not sure if that would prove to be a prelude of things to come.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on August 16, 2009, 10:51:06 AM
Okay. 


I'm done.

Unbelievable.

I'm done.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: kicker on August 16, 2009, 10:51:25 AM
Very dodgy no call on Voronin.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: PantherX on August 16, 2009, 11:09:39 AM
I was shocked (and relieved) the ref didn't call it but I'm damn happy for the win....first one on opening day in a long time :D 
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: College on August 16, 2009, 11:44:25 AM
I was shocked (and relieved) the ref didn't call it but I'm damn happy for the win....first one on opening day in a long time :D 

good to get opening day gitters out de way. nice win .... go spurs




Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on August 16, 2009, 12:05:50 PM
word word

 ;D
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Daft Trini on August 16, 2009, 12:20:58 PM
Hey Fellas... was this supposed to be a two team title chase... Chelski and Liverfool... What happened?
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: dwn on August 16, 2009, 04:33:56 PM
(http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/4479/carraarbeloa.gif)

I wonder if that had anything to do with the two of them getting sold ...  ;D
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on August 16, 2009, 09:00:53 PM
we lose 1 main man in the offseason and yuh could swear we lost bout 4..thats how disjointed we looked today.
What I noticed today:
Torres need some competition for his starting position...if he get injured we in deeper shit too.
Babel, Lucas and Voronin needs to be sold asap if we need more transfer money.
Bring in an older Centreback who could be called up for a couple games..not Distin nor Dunne.
We shoulda got at least one of Real Madrid Dutch players in the Xabi Alonso transfer deal cause we have absolutely no creativity in the team.
Glen Johnson was a good buy.
Reina actually made some good saves for once.

Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: boss on August 17, 2009, 03:05:09 AM
I was shocked (and relieved) the ref didn't call it but I'm damn happy for the win....first one on opening day in a long time :D 

I thought Modric and Palacios (sp?) looked real good in midfield....Spurs will be dangerous this year, especially once they have a fully fit squad. Also, even though Torres didn't look match fit, Bassong managed to stay with him for most of the match.

Yes, the refereeing was inconsistent, but we deserved to lose that match yesterday.

Quote
We shoulda got at least one of Real Madrid Dutch players in the Xabi Alonso transfer deal cause we have absolutely no creativity in the team.

That's exactly what was lacking yesterday.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Tenorsaw on August 17, 2009, 08:42:30 AM
Yuh should see how dem supporters on Liverpool website crying dwon Lucas.  They have never been convinced by him.  Aquilani will provide some creative spark, but we have to wait.  Yossi should start...he is the man that could work the magic.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: dinho on August 17, 2009, 08:57:32 AM
This team is one or two injuries away from a disastrous season.. Gerrard and Torres.

It really makes no sense that they didnt invest properly to strengthen the team.. In essence they just got a better right back and a like for like replacement for Alonso thats not guaranteed to cut it.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Tenorsaw on August 17, 2009, 11:47:09 AM
This team is one or two injuries away from a disastrous season.. Gerrard and Torres.

It really makes no sense that they didnt invest properly to strengthen the team.. In essence they just got a better right back and a like for like replacement for Alonso thats not guaranteed to cut it.

Don't know bout like for like replacement for Alonso.  Every analyst (as well as Rafa) has stated to the contrary:  that Aquilani likes to play further up the pitch, is very comfortable behind the first striker as well, and is a bit more creative.  I agree with your other points, but you are totaly off on this point.
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Post by: dinho on August 17, 2009, 01:32:37 PM
This team is one or two injuries away from a disastrous season.. Gerrard and Torres.

It really makes no sense that they didnt invest properly to strengthen the team.. In essence they just got a better right back and a like for like replacement for Alonso thats not guaranteed to cut it.

Don't know bout like for like replacement for Alonso.  Every analyst (as well as Rafa) has stated to the contrary:  that Aquilani likes to play further up the pitch, is very comfortable behind the first striker as well, and is a bit more creative.  I agree with your other points, but you are totaly off on this point.

i've seen Aquilani play, and he isn't bringing that much more than Alonso does..

And if you think he'll be playing that much further up the pitch under Rafa with Gerrard already up there then you have another thing coming.
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Post by: Tenorsaw on August 19, 2009, 03:17:05 PM
Nice showing today...Good to see that the scoring is throughout the team...
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Post by: PantherX on August 19, 2009, 03:42:54 PM
Now it's the ManU supporters turn to cry  ;)
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Post by: boss on August 19, 2009, 05:43:29 PM
3 pts  :beermug:

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Post by: boss on August 22, 2009, 02:15:17 PM
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Post by: Trini Madness on August 24, 2009, 02:00:35 PM
2-0 aston villa.....why we gave up xabi? God only knows.....
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Post by: Disgruntled_Trini on August 24, 2009, 02:14:46 PM
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now that is first touch
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Post by: Babalawo on August 24, 2009, 02:33:31 PM
El Nino lol
2-1 villa
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Post by: Bakes on August 24, 2009, 02:50:23 PM
Just couldn't get going today.  I disagree with the penalty b/c there was minimal contact (by Reo-Coker over the prone Gerrard), but I'm not going to raise much argument over that.  We got the result we deserved.
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Post by: kicker on August 24, 2009, 03:03:46 PM
Early test of character. 
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Post by: DeSoWa on August 24, 2009, 03:06:56 PM
steupsss...fantasy points down the drain lol   :(

Big Up!
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Post by: acb on August 24, 2009, 03:35:19 PM
YNWA - ah lie
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Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on August 24, 2009, 03:35:42 PM
I'd rather Walk Alone
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Post by: Observer on August 24, 2009, 03:39:08 PM
What a cutasstrophe  ;D

Sorry Bakes, But two central midfielder neither are decent passers of the ball (they can't thread it through). Gerrard now has to come short to look for passes off of them and poor Torres is left all alone up front, without support arriving quick enough.
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Post by: Bakes on August 24, 2009, 10:48:24 PM
What a cutasstrophe  ;D

Sorry Bakes, But two central midfielder neither are decent passers of the ball (they can't thread it through). Gerrard now has to come short to look for passes off of them and poor Torres is left all alone up front, without support arriving quick enough.

No need to be sorry dred... it is what it is.  Right now we not getting it done while other teams continue to make hay in the early season sunshine.  I'm not particularly worried by the fact that we lost two games all of last season and have already equalled that in our first three games... we likely won't have to chase Man U. as doggedly and as mistake-free as we did last season.

In the meantime however, Chelsea has re-tooled under Ancellotti and there's no arguing that he has them playing with purpose again.  City has been totally revamped from virtually top to bottom and Spurs are playing with renewed purpose as well... even if their house of cards will come down by year's end.  Bottom line is that we need to figure out what kind of club we want to be.  We need to find a settling presence in the middle to replace what we lost in Xabi. 

Lucas looks lost.  Against teams like the Chinese Taipei All-Stars he looks like the next coming of Careca, but when seasan start and games start counting for real his carriage magically trnsforms back into a pumpkin and is pure run-belly on de field.  Was only fitting that the own-goal deflection come off him after giving away such a dotish free kick at such a vulnerable point on the field.

Glenn Johnson and Kuyt also had off days, Kuyt in particular.  Aside from the collective malaise that the Dutch national team periodically displays... this is the worst game I've ever actually seen him play.  Nothing he did today seemed to click... from near misses to errant, unwise passing.  Very atypical of him... but not worried about him, least of all.
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Post by: dinho on August 25, 2009, 07:38:55 AM
I actually thought Kuyt was one of the best players on the pitch yesterday.. As always working harder than everyone else and right in the thick of everything positive with liverpool. Man hit crossbar, won headers, got chances, setup chances and even got back and put in a solid shift on the right.. don't think you can ask more of a forward converted to a winger..

the game yesterday was weird in that its one of the few times i would say a team was unlucky to win 3-1.. the first goal was a hard luck, the second goal was another hard luck right before the half with the lil piece ah sourness with the ref (although it was the correct call).. and if you watch gerrard's foul for the penalty you will see that reo coker actually mistrap the ball, if he had collect properly then he woulda get a clean jam from gerrard.. Liverpool were on top for alot of the game.

another thing i picking up.. if you listen to the vibes going on, it seems like Rafa get a 6 for a 9.. Rumor has it that he was close to leaving the club in midweek after falling out with the board, what i feel happen is that they tell him once he sell he will get to use the money to buy.. Then when he done sell Xabi, they tell him hard luck dey breds but we need that paper.

Off the field probs is an issue with that side right now..

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Post by: Mad Scorpion a/k/a Big Bo$$ on August 25, 2009, 09:04:54 AM
I actually thought Kuyt was one of the best players on the pitch yesterday.. As always working harder than everyone else and right in the thick of everything positive with liverpool. Man hit crossbar, won headers, got chances, setup chances and even got back and put in a solid shift on the right.. don't think you can ask more of a forward converted to a winger..

the game yesterday was weird in that its one of the few times i would say a team was unlucky to win 3-1.. the first goal was a hard luck, the second goal was another hard luck right before the half with the lil piece ah sourness with the ref (although it was the correct call).. and if you watch gerrard's foul for the penalty you will see that reo coker actually mistrap the ball, if he had collect properly then he woulda get a clean jam from gerrard.. Liverpool were on top for alot of the game.

another thing i picking up.. if you listen to the vibes going on, it seems like Rafa get a 6 for a 9.. Rumor has it that he was close to leaving the club in midweek after falling out with the board, what i feel happen is that they tell him once he sell he will get to use the money to buy.. Then when he done sell Xabi, they tell him hard luck dey breds but we need that paper.

Off the field probs is an issue with that side right now..



Wenger has the same issues but he is frugal anyway so he could survive that.  But the absence of Xabi is glaring on this team right now.  Gerrard has to come up to far to recieve the ball and begin setting up the offense.  Once teams realize this they will be able to press them hard while choking the right wing rendering Johnson mostly irrelivant if done right.  Of all the usual suspects to contend for the title Liverpool looks the most out of sorts followed closely by Man U.  City is now a bit stronger with a quality CB in Lescott to add with Toure.  In about a month they should look the part with better overall quality on the field and if LFC and ManU haven't quickly corrected their issues, they might be looking up at City on the table soon.
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Post by: Peong on August 25, 2009, 09:43:21 AM
From Benitez's off-season activity it is clear that he is content with a repeat of last year's placing.
He's a clown.

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Post by: Mad Scorpion a/k/a Big Bo$$ on August 25, 2009, 09:51:39 AM
From Benitez's off-season activity it is clear that he is content with a repeat of last year's placing.
He's a clown.



Why you say that?  You think he can spend without the board freeing up the purse?
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Post by: kaliman2006 on August 25, 2009, 09:57:31 AM
From Benitez's off-season activity it is clear that he is content with a repeat of last year's placing.
He's a clown.



If he's lucky. Liverpool is in danger of not even qualifying for a European spot next season if the club keeps this up.
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Post by: Tenorsaw on August 25, 2009, 10:57:20 AM
I actually thought Kuyt was one of the best players on the pitch yesterday.. As always working harder than everyone else and right in the thick of everything positive with liverpool. Man hit crossbar, won headers, got chances, setup chances and even got back and put in a solid shift on the right.. don't think you can ask more of a forward converted to a winger..

the game yesterday was weird in that its one of the few times i would say a team was unlucky to win 3-1.. the first goal was a hard luck, the second goal was another hard luck right before the half with the lil piece ah sourness with the ref (although it was the correct call).. and if you watch gerrard's foul for the penalty you will see that reo coker actually mistrap the ball, if he had collect properly then he woulda get a clean jam from gerrard.. Liverpool were on top for alot of the game.

another thing i picking up.. if you listen to the vibes going on, it seems like Rafa get a 6 for a 9.. Rumor has it that he was close to leaving the club in midweek after falling out with the board, what i feel happen is that they tell him once he sell he will get to use the money to buy.. Then when he done sell Xabi, they tell him hard luck dey breds but we need that paper.

Off the field probs is an issue with that side right now..



Wenger has the same issues but he is frugal anyway so he could survive that.  But the absence of Xabi is glaring on this team right now.  Gerrard has to come up to far to recieve the ball and begin setting up the offense.  Once teams realize this they will be able to press them hard while choking the right wing rendering Johnson mostly irrelivant if done right.  Of all the usual suspects to contend for the title Liverpool looks the most out of sorts followed closely by Man U.  City is now a bit stronger with a quality CB in Lescott to add with Toure.  In about a month they should look the part with better overall quality on the field and if LFC and ManU haven't quickly corrected their issues, they might be looking up at City on the table soon.

Yep.  No true ball handler behind Stevie.  Lucas either going laterally or backwards.  Has no penetrating passing range.  Gareth Barry would have been a somewhat seamless replacement, but looks like we gape on that and City came iin with a load of cash.  Gillette and Hicks need to ride out fu*king now.
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Post by: DeSoWa on August 25, 2009, 11:13:56 AM
what's the big deal?...is not like allyuh get beat by burnley or something  ;D

Big Up!
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Post by: Mad Scorpion a/k/a Big Bo$$ on August 25, 2009, 11:16:35 AM
Yep.  No true ball handler behind Stevie.  Lucas either going laterally or backwards.  Has no penetrating passing range.  Gareth Barry would have been a somewhat seamless replacement, but looks like we gape on that and City came iin with a load of cash.  Gillette and Hicks need to ride out fu*king now.

I really doh understand why them even involved in this sport because they rell clueless.
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Post by: elan on August 25, 2009, 11:21:23 AM
So Liverpool was built around one player? That can't be right.
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Post by: WestCoast on August 25, 2009, 04:28:33 PM
what's the big deal?...is not like allyuh get beat by burnley or something  ;D

Big Up!
wop wap
 :rotfl:
ya tink braveheart go geh over that one ;D
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Post by: Bourbon on August 25, 2009, 05:55:15 PM
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Football fans are the best.
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Post by: giggsy11 on August 25, 2009, 06:11:35 PM
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Football fans are the best.



 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:- allyuh men rell kicksy and talented yes! I have nothing to say about Liverstool's struggles cause I still not sure what my team will bring week in and week out.
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Post by: spideybuff on August 27, 2009, 08:49:05 AM
I see a man make a salient point on a liverpool board there.

Torres gettign too much abuse by himself up front to perform effectively but Liverpool doen't have anybody to really take that pressure off of him now that Gerrard doing more work in midfield since Alonso gone.

He say that every one of their challengers have an ex- Liverpool striker to call on from their bench while Liverpool bench does not have anybody of the caliber of : Anelka, Owen, Crouch (and Keane) and Bellamy.

I now see Arsenal not there, but u get the point.
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Post by: giggsy11 on August 27, 2009, 09:50:19 AM
I see a man make a salient point on a liverpool board there.

Torres gettign too much abuse by himself up front to perform effectively but Liverpool doen't have anybody to really take that pressure off of him now that Gerrard doing more work in midfield since Alonso gone.

He say that every one of their challengers have an ex- Liverpool striker to call on from their bench while Liverpool bench does not have anybody of the caliber of : Anelka, Owen, Crouch (and Keane) and Bellamy.

I now see Arsenal not there, but u get the point.

I think all them managers have they blindspots- Ferguson is the midfield, Rafa is forwards, Arsene9 is defence and The Italian is playing a narrow system and thinking he will be successful all year. Hughes is thinking he can buy talented players who motivated by playing for the monies and thinking is because Citeh is shite!
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Post by: JDB on August 27, 2009, 11:02:51 AM
I see a man make a salient point on a liverpool board there.

Torres gettign too much abuse by himself up front to perform effectively but Liverpool doen't have anybody to really take that pressure off of him now that Gerrard doing more work in midfield since Alonso gone.

He say that every one of their challengers have an ex- Liverpool striker to call on from their bench while Liverpool bench does not have anybody of the caliber of : Anelka, Owen, Crouch (and Keane) and Bellamy.

I now see Arsenal not there, but u get the point.

I notice that during the Spurs game. Spurs call on Crouch and Pavluchenko off the bench, Liverpool call on Voronin.

Big difference.
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Post by: spideybuff on August 27, 2009, 11:05:40 AM
Yup..all players who couldn't cut it under Benitez (actually i think Anelka was before that tenure)
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Post by: TriniItalian on August 29, 2009, 09:12:09 AM
Would somebody please tell me what de ass going on with liverpool (not allyuh facking manure fans) y torres looking like kj in the box only losing the ball after all that work! I like johnson but i feel he should only be an option attacking not RCing it all the time! jeez when aquilani going to be fit?
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Post by: Tenorsaw on August 29, 2009, 09:44:52 AM
Yes Stevie Wonder...what a strike!    ;D
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Post by: boss on August 29, 2009, 09:48:55 AM
when aquilani going to be fit?

2-3 weeks  :beermug:

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Yup..all players who couldn't cut it under Benitez (actually i think Anelka was before that tenure)

Anelka was before. Owen only played one match under him, and the deal was basically done before Benitez began.
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Post by: Tenorsaw on September 19, 2009, 10:57:17 AM
My boy Torres...speed to kill.  How de hell he find that space to go around them two men and still get inside to squeeze a shot past Green?  Game on!
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Post by: Tenorsaw on September 19, 2009, 11:01:01 AM
Carragher showing signs of aging...looking beat for pace
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Post by: giggsy11 on September 19, 2009, 11:22:59 AM
That jammi given all yuh fits! How many yellows he  draw already?
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Post by: Bakes on September 19, 2009, 11:25:30 AM
That was a great goal by Torres for real... that window was so ridiculously small, I still amazed he got it in.

Carragher is one of my favorite players on the team... but defensively he's been a mess this season.  That young Jamaican Hines giving him all kinda fits.
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Post by: giggsy11 on September 19, 2009, 12:13:59 PM
WH's left back has feet of stone and does not appear to be able to make a pass with his left foot and he his leftfooted!
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Post by: Tenorsaw on September 19, 2009, 12:27:06 PM
Agger for Carragher when fit.  Is time to rest Carragher more often; he is getting up there, and his style of play will expose his ageing.  Liverpool hero or not.
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Post by: ZionYouth on September 20, 2009, 11:39:23 AM
Yeah.. agger for carragher indeed when fit,how many cards he picked up fuh de season so far? but yuh know as soon as he not in de line up de defense go fall apart.. :-\
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Post by: Bakes on September 20, 2009, 11:46:59 AM
What I cyah figure out is that we sign de Greek fuh what?  To warm bench or fuh ah practice ground kick-around?  I not understanding how he could be quality enough to sign yet can't find he way into ah match yet.
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Post by: boss on September 20, 2009, 11:57:49 AM
Kyrgiakos was on the bench yesterday. I think the idea of starting anyone ahead of Carragher is ludicrous. Yes, he had a terrible game yesterday. And yes, his distribution going forward is non-existent (and always was) but I'll put him in my starting 11 everytime. He will bounce back.  :beermug:

My problem is Glen Johnson. In between scoring all those goals, has anyone noticed that he can't defend well? In fact, I think Carragher having to help on the right so much has contributed to Liverpool leaking so many goals this season.

Michael Owen's goal hurt my heart today. He may be a traitor, but that bitch is fantastic in front of goal...
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Post by: Bakes on September 20, 2009, 12:03:50 PM
Kyrgiakos was on the bench yesterday. I think the idea of starting anyone ahead of Carragher is ludicrous. Yes, he had a terrible game yesterday. And yes, his distribution going forward is non-existent (and always was) but I'll put him in my starting 11 everytime. He will bounce back.  :beermug:

My problem is Glen Johnson. In between scoring all those goals, has anyone noticed that he can't defend well? In fact, I think Carragher having to help on the right so much has contributed to Liverpool leaking so many goals this season.

Michael Owen's goal hurt my heart today. He may be a traitor, but that bitch is fantastic in front of goal...

You have to be mad to even be questioning Johnson's contribution in defense.  Yesterday was the first time Glen Johnson was troubled all season... and even so, how many runs did Parker or Hines have on his side in the second half?
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Post by: boss on September 20, 2009, 12:58:11 PM
You have to be mad to even be questioning Johnson's contribution in defense.  Yesterday was the first time Glen Johnson was troubled all season... and even so, how many runs did Parker or Hines have on his side in the second half?

I know I'm in the minority, but I'm not impressed and I would include his England performances in there as well. I will admit that he had a good 2nd half yesterday though.
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Post by: Tenorsaw on September 21, 2009, 10:14:29 AM
Kyrgiakos was on the bench yesterday. I think the idea of starting anyone ahead of Carragher is ludicrous. Yes, he had a terrible game yesterday. And yes, his distribution going forward is non-existent (and always was) but I'll put him in my starting 11 everytime. He will bounce back.  :beermug:

My problem is Glen Johnson. In between scoring all those goals, has anyone noticed that he can't defend well? In fact, I think Carragher having to help on the right so much has contributed to Liverpool leaking so many goals this season.
Michael Owen's goal hurt my heart today. He may be a traitor, but that bitch is fantastic in front of goal...

Don't totally agree.  When Johnson buckled down to defending and cut back on his overlaping runs, he shut down Hines in the last 35 mins of the game.  It's just a matter of balance.  Benitez will start to temper them overlapping runs, although I don't want him to stop them totally, cause they do trouble the opponents.
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Post by: Tenorsaw on September 26, 2009, 08:14:43 AM
Torres is pure class.  Dem fellas starting to make this look easy. 
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Post by: Tenorsaw on September 26, 2009, 08:16:01 AM
But the defence in tatters..worrying.  Carragher and Skrtel not looking good.  1-1
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Post by: Deeks on September 26, 2009, 08:18:17 AM
I watching US germany on 360 0-0. Torres is great.
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Post by: Tenorsaw on September 26, 2009, 08:28:50 AM
Torres again..best striker in the world.
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Post by: Deeks on September 26, 2009, 08:29:09 AM
Torres again.
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Post by: Tenorsaw on September 26, 2009, 08:30:05 AM
Torres: faster to 50 goals than Dalgish, Rush, Owen, Fowler.  Not too bad a bunch to be ahead of.
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Post by: Deeks on September 26, 2009, 08:31:43 AM
Germany 1- USA 0. Penalty
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Post by: Deeks on September 26, 2009, 08:33:45 AM
Germany 2 USA 0
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Post by: Tenorsaw on September 26, 2009, 08:41:58 AM
Deeks..yuh trying to hijack this thread?  This is for Liverpool... ;D
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Post by: Deeks on September 26, 2009, 09:03:05 AM
Me!! Hijack! I am not a terrorist. I am an informer. 1/2 time Ger. 2 US 0!!!!
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Post by: Deeks on September 26, 2009, 09:07:49 AM
Torres!!!. Superb!! I wonder if Torres grandfather from up Maracas-St. Jose. TT could try something!!!
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Post by: Tenorsaw on September 26, 2009, 09:09:53 AM
Pure class and composure.  The defence is a bit worrying, but they scoring at will.
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Post by: Deeks on September 26, 2009, 09:45:42 AM
Ger 3 - USA 0
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Post by: Bakes on September 26, 2009, 10:12:17 AM
Torres again..best striker in the world.

Not sure about that... but he's in terrific form (two weeks after I dropped him from my fantasy side :-( ).

I was thinking this after his second goal... is he the best in the EPL?  In all objectivity I think something would have to be said about Drogba... as much as I can't stand him.  What I would say is that there isn't another EPL striker with his combination of speed, touch, close-control and finishing.  Even individually I don't think there's another striker in England with his close-control... his ability to dribble while tightly marked is incredible.  I also think that he's right up there in each of the other individual categories above as well.... and his strength is severely underrated.  He holds up the ball very well and usually to create chances for himself.

Another area in which he's unparalleled as a striker is in his willingness and abilty to hustle and help out on defense... I think only Rooney comes close for my money.

Great, great player.
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Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on September 26, 2009, 12:05:20 PM
I hate Liverpool but class is class and Torres is that..  hands down the best striker in the world...followed by Eto'o and Rooney who are both looking good this season

f**k man Fergie!!! should have signed him when we had the chance lol
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Post by: Tenorsaw on September 26, 2009, 12:06:33 PM
Torres again..best striker in the world.

Not sure about that... but he's in terrific form (two weeks after I dropped him from my fantasy side :-( ).

I was thinking this after his second goal... is he the best in the EPL?  In all objectivity I think something would have to be said about Drogba... as much as I can't stand him.  What I would say is that there isn't another EPL striker with his combination of speed, touch, close-control and finishing.  Even individually I don't think there's another striker in England with his close-control... his ability to dribble while tightly marked is incredible.  I also think that he's right up there in each of the other individual categories above as well.... and his strength is severely underrated.  He holds up the ball very well and usually to create chances for himself.

Another area in which he's unparalleled as a striker is in his willingness and abilty to hustle and help out on defense... I think only Rooney comes close for my money.

Great, great player.

Yep...Jury is split as to who is better between Drogba and Torres.  I'd say Torres, but then again, there comes a heavy degree of bias to that.  I just put him in my Soccernet fantasy team last night.  I expect to make big moves after this weekend.
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Post by: Bakes on September 26, 2009, 01:26:47 PM
Yep...Jury is split as to who is better between Drogba and Torres.  I'd say Torres, but then again, there comes a heavy degree of bias to that.  I just put him in my Soccernet fantasy team last night.  I expect to make big moves after this weekend.

To me what separates him from Drogba, Eto'o and Rooney is that the latter two are primarily poachers... probably more so Rooney than Eto'o.  Eto'o and certainly Drogba rely on service from others to get their goals... and Drogba is kinda one-dimensional in his role as target man.

Torres does it all... he's certainly better than any of those three in the air.  He can hold up the ball not only to set up opportunities for others... but to score for himself as I mentioned earlier.  His touch is phenomenal... in fact he had one bad touch today (and an errant cross) and the commentators had a good laugh, they were like 'write it down... Torres is human', lol.

I just hope the officials start protecting him a bit more though because he takes too much of a beating for anyone, but certainly for a player of his class.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Daft Trini on September 26, 2009, 02:51:18 PM
Yep...Jury is split as to who is better between Drogba and Torres.  I'd say Torres, but then again, there comes a heavy degree of bias to that.  I just put him in my Soccernet fantasy team last night.  I expect to make big moves after this weekend.

To me what separates him from Drogba, Eto'o and Rooney is that the latter two are primarily poachers... probably more so Rooney than Eto'o.  Eto'o and certainly Drogba rely on service from others to get their goals... and Drogba is kinda one-dimensional in his role as target man.

Torres does it all... he's certainly better than any of those three in the air.  He can hold up the ball not only to set up opportunities for others... but to score for himself as I mentioned earlier.  His touch is phenomenal... in fact he had one bad touch today (and an errant cross) and the commentators had a good laugh, they were like 'write it down... Torres is human', lol.

I just hope the officials start protecting him a bit more though because he takes too much of a beating for anyone, but certainly for a player of his class.

Totally agree...  :beermug:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: boss on October 10, 2009, 06:39:37 AM
Can you name Liverpool's top Premier League scorers?
http://www.sporcle.com/games/ChanandlerBong/liverpool_scorers

This was a LOT harder than I thought it would be...I missed 8 of them  >:(  :beermug:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Observer on October 10, 2009, 08:35:46 AM
I remeber watching him in training as a youth with his club, already on the senior team and getting the feeling that he was just going through the motions. Then observed him in two home games at The Vicente Calderon stadium. Again he looked not interested, but showed flashes of pure genius and quality finishing. My friend said to me that sadly he believed it would be best for him to leave At Madrid for people to see the best of him.
He was right! Arguably the best pure striker in the Premier.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on October 10, 2009, 11:44:00 AM
I remeber watching him in training as a youth with his club, already on the senior team and getting the feeling that he was just going through the motions. Then observed him in two home games at The Vicente Calderon stadium. Again he looked not interested, but showed flashes of pure genius and quality finishing. My friend said to me that sadly he believed it would be best for him to leave At Madrid for people to see the best of him.
He was right! Arguably the best pure striker in the Premier.

For me his ability to head the ball is the most surprising (and least appreciated part of his game).  I just like his close-control of the ball... it's something special to watch a player dribble in a box with men all around him, and then still be able to create chances for himself or teammates.

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Boss you do good... I could only name 6.  That list deceptive though... is only players who played in the Prem.  Men like Dalglish not on that list.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: elan on October 10, 2009, 01:00:25 PM
Yep...Jury is split as to who is better between Drogba and Torres.  I'd say Torres, but then again, there comes a heavy degree of bias to that.  I just put him in my Soccernet fantasy team last night.  I expect to make big moves after this weekend.

To me what separates him from Drogba, Eto'o and Rooney is that the latter two are primarily poachers... probably more so Rooney than Eto'o.  Eto'o and certainly Drogba rely on service from others to get their goals... and Drogba is kinda one-dimensional in his role as target man.

Torres does it all... he's certainly better than any of those three in the air.  He can hold up the ball not only to set up opportunities for others... but to score for himself as I mentioned earlier.  His touch is phenomenal... in fact he had one bad touch today (and an errant cross) and the commentators had a good laugh, they were like 'write it down... Torres is human', lol.

I just hope the officials start protecting him a bit more though because he takes too much of a beating for anyone, but certainly for a player of his class.

You serious about? Drogba is the complete striker and the game last weekend where Torres could not figure it out and Drogba did showed the difference in the quality of the two players. Drogba control is second to none. He can run at you, through you, around you, great in the air, score free kicks, defend, and cuss you out in the same game.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on October 10, 2009, 04:10:19 PM
You serious about? Drogba is the complete striker and the game last weekend where Torres could not figure it out and Drogba did showed the difference in the quality of the two players. Drogba control is second to none. He can run at you, through you, around you, great in the air, score free kicks, defend, and cuss you out in the same game.

Last weekend's game doesn't say anything about their individual abilities... Ivanovic and Carvalho did a good job of handcuffing him while Carragher was deficient on both goals, a) by letting Anelka get in behind him (Lucas didn't help him out either)onn the first goal;  b) by getting undressed on the endline by Drogba on the second.  How does that prove anything about their relative abilities?

Drogba has 61 EPL goals in 142 appearances in over 5 yrs in the EPL.  Torres will most likely pass that total by the end of this his third season... already having 46 goals in 61 appearances, including a hattrick.  What should I conclude from that one game with the hattrick that because he had one and Drogba ent have on this year that Torres better?  I doh even see how you supposed to be teaching de game and that is the type of analysis you doing.  Drogba scoring rate is .42 (a goal every 2.3 matches); Torres' rate is .71 (a goal every 1.4 matches).

Drogba can't dribble at a defender the way Torres can, certainly not in traffic.  His strength is literally his strength so he'll more overpower a defender, or kick it past the defender and chase it down.  Torres always has the ball on his feet.  He'll also drop deep in midfield and pick up the ball himself... when last has Drogba done that?

And did I add that he's doing all that, almost eclipsing Drogba's total and he's six years younger?
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: elan on October 10, 2009, 05:26:08 PM
You serious about? Drogba is the complete striker and the game last weekend where Torres could not figure it out and Drogba did showed the difference in the quality of the two players. Drogba control is second to none. He can run at you, through you, around you, great in the air, score free kicks, defend, and cuss you out in the same game.

Last weekend's game doesn't say anything about their individual abilities... Ivanovic and Carvalho did a good job of handcuffing him while Carragher was deficient on both goals, a) by letting Anelka get in behind him (Lucas didn't help him out either)onn the first goal;  b) by getting undressed on the endline by Drogba on the second.  How does that prove anything about their relative abilities?

Drogba has 61 EPL goals in 142 appearances in over 5 yrs in the EPL.  Torres will most likely pass that total by the end of this his third season... already having 46 goals in 61 appearances, including a hattrick.  What should I conclude from that one game with the hattrick that because he had one and Drogba ent have on this year that Torres better?  I doh even see how you supposed to be teaching de game and that is the type of analysis you doing.  Drogba scoring rate is .42 (a goal every 2.3 matches); Torres' rate is .71 (a goal every 1.4 matches).

Drogba can't dribble at a defender the way Torres can, certainly not in traffic.  His strength is literally his strength so he'll more overpower a defender, or kick it past the defender and chase it down.  Torres always has the ball on his feet.  He'll also drop deep in midfield and pick up the ball himself... when last has Drogba done that?

And did I add that he's doing all that, almost eclipsing Drogba's total and he's six years younger?

Thank you for proving what I said. He got handcuffed by great defending, but Carragher was defficient? That rational is laughable. Drogba imposed himself on the Liverpool defense, totally dominating them this is what big strikers do. Yet you take that away from him. Torres whimp out. You are being very biased here. All your analysis is well and good, but at the end Drogba got it done and Torres could not. If you cannot use this to compare them, then what will you use.Big players play in big game. The weekend before Torres destroyed, yet when a big team rolls around what?

This is why I could teach the game and you only have armchair understanding. Stats are all well and good, that is not very relevant in a discussion on technical and tactical ability. You need to understand how this thing work and not flatter yourself thinking you can roll stats out and somehow this translate to being able to analyse player performance.

You not being fair about you comparison. I putting Drogba to run at any defender in and out of traffic, apparently you have not seen him shred defenses. I wonder why? Defender have to respect him, they back off cause they know what's about to happen and then they still get punished. He is almost impossible to defend.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on October 10, 2009, 07:52:56 PM
Thank you for proving what I said. He got handcuffed by great defending, but Carragher was defficient? That rational is laughable. Drogba imposed himself on the Liverpool defense, totally dominating them this is what big strikers do. Yet you take that away from him. Torres whimp out. You are being very biased here. All your analysis is well and good, but at the end Drogba got it done and Torres could not. If you cannot use this to compare them, then what will you use.Big players play in big game. The weekend before Torres destroyed, yet when a big team rolls around what?

This is why I could teach the game and you only have armchair understanding. Stats are all well and good, that is not very relevant in a discussion on technical and tactical ability. You need to understand how this thing work and not flatter yourself thinking you can roll stats out and somehow this translate to being able to analyse player performance.

You not being fair about you comparison. I putting Drogba to run at any defender in and out of traffic, apparently you have not seen him shred defenses. I wonder why? Defender have to respect him, they back off cause they know what's about to happen and then they still get punished. He is almost impossible to defend.
I done see you ketching feelings arready, lol.

Stats not important to determining who better? LOL okay boss.  But since yuh apparently missed it, the entire discussion up until I buss out the stats was on "technical and tactical ability", stats was just to emphasize  the pace Torres on.  At the end of the day what you judge strikers by is their ability to put the ball in the back of the net... yuh doh have to be too bright to understand that.  In that department Torres has it over Drogba, not even close.

My 'rational' about Carragher laughable you say?  Anybody watching Liverpool this season could tell you how poor Carra's been... it's no secret and is not just men with 'armchair understanding' like me saying dat... but if you think different whey ah go say, I need tuh step mih game up and find ah girls team to coach so ah could develop some ah dat unnerstandin' yuh have... you big teacher you.
Every one ah dem point you make there I could refute, but
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: elan on October 11, 2009, 02:15:10 PM
Thank you for proving what I said. He got handcuffed by great defending, but Carragher was defficient? That rational is laughable. Drogba imposed himself on the Liverpool defense, totally dominating them this is what big strikers do. Yet you take that away from him. Torres whimp out. You are being very biased here. All your analysis is well and good, but at the end Drogba got it done and Torres could not. If you cannot use this to compare them, then what will you use.Big players play in big game. The weekend before Torres destroyed, yet when a big team rolls around what?

This is why I could teach the game and you only have armchair understanding. Stats are all well and good, that is not very relevant in a discussion on technical and tactical ability. You need to understand how this thing work and not flatter yourself thinking you can roll stats out and somehow this translate to being able to analyse player performance.

You not being fair about you comparison. I putting Drogba to run at any defender in and out of traffic, apparently you have not seen him shred defenses. I wonder why? Defender have to respect him, they back off cause they know what's about to happen and then they still get punished. He is almost impossible to defend.
I done see you ketching feelings arready, lol.

Stats not important to determining who better? LOL okay boss.  But since yuh apparently missed it, the entire discussion up until I buss out the stats was on "technical and tactical ability", stats was just to emphasize  the pace Torres on.  At the end of the day what you judge strikers by is their ability to put the ball in the back of the net... yuh doh have to be too bright to understand that.  In that department Torres has it over Drogba, not even close.

My 'rational' about Carragher laughable you say?  Anybody watching Liverpool this season could tell you how poor Carra's been... it's no secret and is not just men with 'armchair understanding' like me saying dat... but if you think different whey ah go say, I need tuh step mih game up and find ah girls team to coach so ah could develop some ah dat unnerstandin' yuh have... you big teacher you.
Every one ah dem point you make there I could refute, but

Are discussing success or ability?
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on October 23, 2009, 08:45:46 AM
Take heart Reds fans... it could be worse, it could have been a ball of paper instead of a beach ball...

http://www.youtube.com/watch/v/kNcIOzRpZvk





.... we righting de ship dis weekend  :beermug:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Trini Madness on October 23, 2009, 08:55:18 AM
i really hoping aquilani bring something oui...
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on October 23, 2009, 09:09:50 AM
i really hoping aquilani bring something oui...

Read good reports about his mid-week turn out with the reserves, so here's hoping he's match fit soon.  We need help on the backline like crazy... still have faith in Johnson and Skrtel, but Carra and Insua need to be on a shorter leash.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Peong on October 23, 2009, 09:56:58 AM
Torres back yet?
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Kayus on October 23, 2009, 02:33:25 PM
I dunno if this was article/news was posted yet. but after reading it i lookin forward to this game even more. lol

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=688035&cc=5901
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Tenorsaw on October 23, 2009, 05:07:08 PM
i really hoping aquilani bring something oui...

Read good reports about his mid-week turn out with the reserves, so here's hoping he's match fit soon.  We need help on the backline like crazy... still have faith in Johnson and Skrtel, but Carra and Insua need to be on a shorter leash.

Agger for Carra... Insua is OK...
Title: Carling Cup Liverpool vs Arsenal
Post by: Observer on October 28, 2009, 03:06:28 PM
Nice game , both teams playing some sweet ball. 2-1 Arsenal in the 56'

Bendtner scored but struggling to play with his team mates who in sync.

Nasri back and lookig as usual

Arsenal have more English players on the field than Liverpool who have none.

Liverpool have just as many French players on the field  ;D

Liverpool Argentine player scored an amazing goal.

Title: Re: Carling Cup Liverpool vs Arsenal
Post by: TdotTrini on October 28, 2009, 03:10:01 PM
Ah Sanderos on the field, ah though Arsenal had shipped him out of England.
Yeah to me Bentner never seem to be in sync with his team mates.
Title: Re: Carling Cup Liverpool vs Arsenal
Post by: DeSoWa on October 28, 2009, 03:51:40 PM
That was a boss game  ;D  :beermug:

Big Up!
Title: Re: Carling Cup Liverpool vs Arsenal
Post by: elan on October 28, 2009, 05:30:37 PM
So what is the problem with Liverpool now?
Title: Should Rafa be fired?
Post by: SOBRIQUET on October 31, 2009, 11:38:13 AM
5 league losses in 6 games at a big club like Liverpool?  Is it time for Rafa to go?
Title: Re: Should Rafa be fired?
Post by: boss on October 31, 2009, 12:22:02 PM
No.
Title: Re: Should Rafa be fired?
Post by: big dawg on October 31, 2009, 12:32:53 PM
you should make a poll with

A: Yes
B: No
C: Not Sure
D: Give Him time
E: Why should they ?. They was going and win nothing anyway   ;D
Title: Re: Should Rafa be fired?
Post by: Bakes on October 31, 2009, 01:00:57 PM
I hope we finish de match with 7 men... because there's no reason fuh we to be conceding 3 goals to an impotent club like Fulham.  At this point it makes no sense firing him midway thru the season... the real question is can he do enough to merit a return next season, and right not the ledger not balanced in his favor.
Title: Re: Should Rafa be fired?
Post by: Observer on October 31, 2009, 01:05:52 PM
Last week people big up Rafa, this week lets fire him. Football fans strange we.
Title: Re: Should Rafa be fired?
Post by: Mango Chow! on October 31, 2009, 01:06:38 PM
you should make a poll with

A: Yes
B: No
C: Not Sure
D: Give Him time
E: Why should they ?. They was going and win nothing anyway   ;D


    Ans= E  ;D
Title: Re: Should Rafa be fired?
Post by: GODFATHER on October 31, 2009, 02:36:28 PM
Not a Liverpool fan and like Rafa even less but based on results I feel like he has topped off his potential to get more out of this team and he's hasn't really built a strong team at Liverpool. Inconsistency is their biggest problem. I say fire him but since Liverpool has two owners who can't agree on anything it's unlikely that he will be fired anytime soon.
Title: Re: Should Rafa be fired?
Post by: Bakes on October 31, 2009, 03:18:08 PM
Last week people big up Rafa, this week lets fire him. Football fans strange we.

Nutten strange at all... I calling fuh he head since last year because he seems bereft of ideas.  In the off-season he made moves which collectively haven't benefitted the club.  Glen Johnson's signing is a big move, but we brought in Krygiakos who is yet to get any meaningful run, let alone pay dividends.  We essentially traded Xabi for Aquilani... how has that worked out?  There is little depth behind Gerrard and none whatsoever behind Torres. 

Other recent signings such as Babel and Ngog haven't paid off while castoffs such as Hyypia and Riise are contributing handsomely elsewhere.  As I said... the ledger just isn't in his favor and one superlative result against Utd. is insufficient at this point to meaningfully tilt the balance back towards positive.


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Having read the match report I see we finished with 9 men... so I guess it wasn't that ridiculous a guess to think that there was some sort of competitive disadvantage on the field, but still... we're just not consistent enough and certainly not playing up to our standard.
Title: Re: Should Rafa be fired?
Post by: elan on October 31, 2009, 04:43:26 PM
Drogba is the best.    :devil:
Title: Re: Should Rafa be fired?
Post by: Tenorsaw on October 31, 2009, 04:56:05 PM
Sometimes change is good...Rafa may have outstayed his time at Anfield.  Real want him supposedly, so he could go, along with the two broke a**hole owners that we have.
Title: Re: Should Rafa be fired?
Post by: capodetutticapi on October 31, 2009, 05:06:40 PM
after city and villa win their games sunday they'll slide even more.
Title: Re: Should Rafa be fired?
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on October 31, 2009, 05:17:43 PM
it's actually 6 in 7... 

Any other manager(except Legend Sir Alex) he would be sacked
Title: Re: Should Rafa be fired?
Post by: dinho on October 31, 2009, 05:40:48 PM
Yes!

I think he has run his course at Liverpool..

I always felt Rafa was an excellent cup manager and master tactician in the knockout format.. but throughout his tenure at liverpool, his league management left a whole lot to be desired..

First few seasons it was his negative tactics away from home and against big teams, afraid to have a go at them and the team suffered..

Then his constant rotation, especially during the early stages of the last few seasons never gave his team a chance to gel and be consistent to build a platform for a serious title challenge..

Never regarded him highly as a man manager.. always sour and always over conservative with praise, and plus he real fork up that whole situation with Xabi Alonso last year. Yuh doh treat a great player like that so, peddling him around like ah ho to make a play for Gareth Barry. It will take at least a couple seasons well before Alberto Aquilani can fill that void.. and thats still a big IF.

The only thing that save Rafa up to now is the fumes from the 2005 champs league title, the fact that Torres turned out to be one of the most lethal strikers in the world and that Gerrard is a talisman. Other than that, the side he built is nothing.. Which to be fair is not entirely his fault given the ownership situation, but still he hadda take some responsibility.. After all, he run some good strikers with potential like Cisse, Bellamy and Baros out of town and turn Kuyt into a winger.

Making it too easy for Chelsea to win this league man..
Title: Re: Should Rafa be fired?
Post by: Cantona007 on October 31, 2009, 06:18:55 PM
Not a Liverpool fan, so I hope Rafa stays forever  :devil:
Fumes from 2005 is no joke. As for 2005 (and any other thing Rafa's rejects have achieved), it's all down to Stevie Me and the Transvestite Wonder, two GENUINELY special players. I hesitate to even give him credit for the 2005 CL triumph... As far as I'm concerned Milan lost that game (but this is unadulterated bias, so...).
Can anyone tell me what Rafa has against Benayoun??? This is beginning to look personal...
Title: Re: Should Rafa be fired?
Post by: boss on October 31, 2009, 06:26:12 PM
Not a Liverpool fan, so I hope Rafa stays forever  :devil:
Fumes from 2005 is no joke. As for 2005 (and any other thing Rafa's rejects have achieved), it's all down to Stevie Me and the Transvestite Wonder, two GENUINELY special players. I hesitate to even give him credit for the 2005 CL triumph... As far as I'm concerned Milan lost that game (but this is unadulterated bias, so...).
Can anyone tell me what Rafa has against Benayoun??? This is beginning to look personal...

 ??? Who's that?
Title: Re: Should Rafa be fired?
Post by: Cantona007 on October 31, 2009, 06:34:54 PM
Not a Liverpool fan, so I hope Rafa stays forever  :devil:
Fumes from 2005 is no joke. As for 2005 (and any other thing Rafa's rejects have achieved), it's all down to Stevie Me and the Transvestite Wonder, two GENUINELY special players. I hesitate to even give him credit for the 2005 CL triumph... As far as I'm concerned Milan lost that game (but this is unadulterated bias, so...).
Can anyone tell me what Rafa has against Benayoun??? This is beginning to look personal...

 ??? Who's that?

Torres... shouldn't be hard to figure out. 'pool only have 2 special players
Title: Re: Should Rafa be fired?
Post by: boss on October 31, 2009, 06:47:50 PM
Not a Liverpool fan, so I hope Rafa stays forever  :devil:
Fumes from 2005 is no joke. As for 2005 (and any other thing Rafa's rejects have achieved), it's all down to Stevie Me and the Transvestite Wonder, two GENUINELY special players. I hesitate to even give him credit for the 2005 CL triumph... As far as I'm concerned Milan lost that game (but this is unadulterated bias, so...).
Can anyone tell me what Rafa has against Benayoun??? This is beginning to look personal...

 ??? Who's that?

Torres...

So Torres was responsible for the 2005 Champions League win even though he joined Liverpool in 2007? Incredible!!

Look, I am very unhappy with Liverpool's performance this season, but the idea of firing Benitez is ridiculous, for the following reasons:

1) The club is in serious financial peril, and if you believe what you read, it is in so much debt and can barely afford their interest payments that a new manager is the last thing on anyone's mind.

2) Along similar lines, the club cannot afford to sack Benitez, as the payout will be crippling

3) Last year, Liverpool finished 4 points off the leaders. 4 points. A win and a draw. Alonso is the only major difference from last year's team, and while he was a class player and I'm a huge fan, a team does not go from almost-the-best to complete-shit when one player departs.

4) Yes, Rafa has made bad purchases (Nunez...) but he has made very good ones too, and financially speaking, many of the players who have moved on have done so at a profit (Alonso: bought for £14, sold for £30-something for example). Also, this first team eleven is strong, and definitely stronger than the first XI when Rafa joined (Traore, Diao, Biscan, Baros etc).

5) Injuries have been terrible this season. That's not an excuse, it's a fact. While the team today should still have beaten Fulham, the number of players who weren't even on the bench was staggering.

6) Who the hell else is going to come and manage Liverpool under those two idiot owners? I wouldn't. If anything, Rafa will leave. And I hope he doesn't.  :beermug:
Title: Re: Should Rafa be fired?
Post by: Cantona007 on October 31, 2009, 06:59:00 PM
Not a Liverpool fan, so I hope Rafa stays forever  :devil:
Fumes from 2005 is no joke. As for 2005 (and any other thing Rafa's rejects have achieved), it's all down to Stevie Me and the Transvestite Wonder, two GENUINELY special players. I hesitate to even give him credit for the 2005 CL triumph... As far as I'm concerned Milan lost that game (but this is unadulterated bias, so...).
Can anyone tell me what Rafa has against Benayoun??? This is beginning to look personal...

 ??? Who's that?

Torres...

So Torres was responsible for the 2005 Champions League win even though he joined Liverpool in 2007? Incredible!!

Look, I am very unhappy with Liverpool's performance this season, but the idea of firing Benitez is ridiculous, for the following reasons:

1) The club is in serious financial peril, and if you believe what you read, it is in so much debt and can barely afford their interest payments that a new manager is the last thing on anyone's mind.

2) Along similar lines, the club cannot afford to sack Benitez, as the payout will be crippling

3) Last year, Liverpool finished 4 points off the leaders. 4 points. A win and a draw. Alonso is the only major difference from last year's team, and while he was a class player and I'm a huge fan, a team does not go from almost-the-best to complete-shit when one player departs.

4) Yes, Rafa has made bad purchases (Nunez...) but he has made very good ones too, and financially speaking, many of the players who have moved on have done so at a profit (Alonso: bought for £14, sold for £30-something for example). Also, this first team eleven is strong, and definitely stronger than the first XI when Rafa joined (Traore, Diao, Biscan, Baros etc).

5) Injuries have been terrible this season. That's not an excuse, it's a fact. While the team today should still have beaten Fulham, the number of players who weren't even on the bench was staggering.

6) Who the hell else is going to come and manage Liverpool under those two idiot owners? I wouldn't. If anything, Rafa will leave. And I hope he doesn't.  :beermug:

Yes, Boss, I know that La Nina was not there is 2005. I did not juxtapose the CL final and 'pool's subsequent performances. BTW, I don't think I ever said that Rafa should be fired. In fact, I am saying, as a United fan, long may Rafa's reign continue... just kicks...  :beermug:
Title: Re: Should Rafa be fired?
Post by: boss on October 31, 2009, 07:01:28 PM
BTW, I don't think I ever said that Rafa should be fired. In fact, I am saying, as a United fan, long may Rafa's reign continue... just kicks...  :beermug:

No worries man  ;D  :beermug:
Title: Re: Should Rafa be fired?
Post by: fatimarima on October 31, 2009, 07:16:24 PM
5 league losses in 6 games at a big club like Liverpool?  Is it time for Rafa to go?

lol..why allyuh even care bout this?
Title: Re: Should Rafa be fired?
Post by: Bakes on October 31, 2009, 07:20:00 PM
3)...a team does not go from almost-the-best to complete-shit when one player departs.

Sell Torres and see what happen.

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Every professional team will  go thru its spells... for the ManU fans who running in here dancing on what they perceive as Liverpool's grave... don't get too comfortble under the Glazers.  Tampa Bay Bucs wont the SuperBowl in 2000.... today they're winless in the NFL.  Abramovich won't keep spending like there's no reckoning, nor may be be permitted to if current trends stay the same.  Then where does that leave Chelsea?  Arsenal may have the most fiscally-sound blueprint there is... but I'm sure even them not immune.

So yeah... laugh now, cry later... such is professional sports.
Title: Re: Should Rafa be fired?
Post by: Cantona007 on October 31, 2009, 07:26:32 PM
3)...a team does not go from almost-the-best to complete-shit when one player departs.

Sell Torres and see what happen.

----------------------------

Every professional team will  go thru its spells... for the ManU fans who running in here dancing on what they perceive as Liverpool's grave... don't get too comfortble under the Glazers.  Tampa Bay Bucs wont the SuperBowl in 2000.... today they're winless in the NFL.  Abramovich won't keep spending like there's no reckoning, nor may be be permitted to if current trends stay the same.  Then where does that leave Chelsea?  Arsenal may have the most fiscally-sound blueprint there is... but I'm sure even them not immune.

So yeah... laugh now, cry later... such is professional sports.

All true, which is why laughing now is so important; you may never get the chance again.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on November 09, 2009, 02:24:41 PM
Ridiculous half-volley from N'gog (from close in to be fair) to put Liverpool up 1-0 in the 14'.

Joe Hart made two beautiful point blanks saves after John dribbled between to defenders on the right to cross first to N'gog who was frustrated by Hart the first time, the rebound fell to Kuyt who too was blocked by a fine reflex save.  That rebound went to Insua on the left side who crossed to N'gog for the one-timer into the roof of the net.

Still 1-0 after 21'... game on now on ESPN2 in the US.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Blue on November 09, 2009, 02:29:48 PM
Ridiculous half-volley from N'gog (from close in to be fair) to put Liverpool up 1-0 in the 14'.

Joe Hart made two beautiful point blanks saves after John dribbled between to defenders on the right to cross first Riera who was frustrated by Hart, the rebound fell to Kuyt who too was blocked by a fine reflex save.  That rebound went to Insua on the left side who crossed to N'gog for the one-timer into the roof of the net.

Still 1-0 after 21'... game on now on ESPN2 in the US.

gone too soon.... ;)

Benitez sinks Benitez  ;D
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on November 09, 2009, 02:31:11 PM
1-1 in the 26' Christian Benitez with the equalizer...  Lucas with the silly foul to set up the free kick, which resulted in the header.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: elan on November 09, 2009, 02:32:16 PM
 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on November 09, 2009, 02:51:39 PM
Liverpool playing all over Brum in the first half... yet Cameron Jerome absolutely string up Reina with a 35-yard stunner.  Liverpool should easily have 3 goals were it not for poor finishing and brilliant keeping by Hart.

Make it worse... Riera injured his hamstring again, Gerrard on for him.

2-1 Birmingham at the half.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Blue on November 09, 2009, 02:51:47 PM
wow

Bye Bye Benitez :flamethrower:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: elan on November 09, 2009, 02:53:24 PM
(http://www.guy-sports.com/fun_pictures/poison_drink.jpg)
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on November 09, 2009, 02:55:03 PM
wow

Bye Bye Benitez :flamethrower:

Can't blame Rafa for any of that... we were unfortunate not to score again... and unfortunate to concede the first goal to be honest.  Just like Clark's strike against TnT to knock us out of the World Cup, there is nothing the keeper could have done about that, you just have to tip your hat to the strike.  Can't even blame the defense because he was under pressure with a man on his hip when he hit it.  Brilliant strike.

Plenty football still to play.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: elan on November 09, 2009, 02:55:18 PM
Liverpool playing all over Brum in the first half... yet Cameron Jerome absolutely string up Reina with a 35-yard stunner.  Liverpool should easily have 3 goals were it not for poor finishing and brilliant keeping by Hart.

Make it worse... Riera injured his hamstring again, Gerrard on for him.

2-1 Birmingham at the half.

What about the useless defender he hold off. Like he was being marked by a paper bag.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on November 09, 2009, 03:34:30 PM
Wow... stunning dive by N'gog... to earn a penalty.

Gerrard to the spot 2-2 in the 71'



Hate tuh see that in the game really.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on November 09, 2009, 03:47:22 PM
Aquilani makes his home debut... on for Lucas, hopefully for good.

2-2 in the 83'
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: big dawg on November 09, 2009, 03:48:46 PM
Wow... stunning dive by N'gog... to earn a penalty.

Gerrard to the spot 2-2 in the 71'



Hate tuh see that in the game really.

if dey could give eduardo couple games for blantantly diving and deceiving the ref.. expect Ngog to get the same...
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on November 09, 2009, 03:57:06 PM
if dey could give eduardo couple games for blantantly diving and deceiving the ref.. expect Ngog to get the same...

Eduardo was never suspended.

Besides... that was UEFA who wanted to suspend him, not the English FA... I doubt there will be any sanction.

---------------------------------

25 shots to 5

11 Corners to 1... in favor of Liverpool.


... not even counting the number of fouls on Birmingham that won't show up in the official stats because the Steve Walton waved the advantage to be played on.


2-2 FT
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: ZionYouth on November 09, 2009, 07:18:59 PM
Ngog had some nice moves today :o
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on November 09, 2009, 07:24:51 PM
Ngog had some nice moves today :o

Yeah boy, the olympic level dive aside... he and Johnson was giving dem defenders fits whole game.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: ZionYouth on November 09, 2009, 09:26:33 PM
Ngog had some nice moves today :o

Yeah boy, the olympic level dive aside... he and Johnson was giving dem defenders fits whole game.
dey couldn't stop johnson..de man just keep goin around dem..
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on November 12, 2009, 09:54:16 PM
November 12, 2009

Liverpool Lose Benayoun And Riera For Three to Four Weeks  

By REUTERS
Filed at 11:48 a.m. ET

LONDON (Reuters) - Wingers Yossi Benayoun and Albert Riera added to Liverpool's injury woes on Thursday when both were ruled out for up to a month due to muscle problems.

"We will have to wait and see how they progress but hopefully in three weeks they could be available," manager Rafa Benitez told the club's website (www.liverpoolfc.com).

"We are disappointed because there are too many things at the moment we can't change. Both players are wingers as well and for them to be out at the same time is bad news for us."

Liverpool are seventh in the Premier League, 11 points behind leaders Chelsea, and also in danger of making an early exit from the Champions League.

There was better news from other players, with Benitez hoping the international break would allow his injury-depleted squad time to recover before the next game against Manchester City on November 21.

"Sometimes a break comes at a bad time because you don't like to see your players flying all over the world but this time it gives us a chance to get some players back," said the Spaniard.

Benitez said defender Daniel Agger, who suffered a knock in the 2-2 draw against Birmingham City on Monday and withdrew from Denmark's friendlies against South Korea and United States, could be back in training in a few days.

The condition of right back Glen Johnson, who pulled out of England's squad for Saturday's friendly against Brazil, was also encouraging.

"Hopefully it's not too serious and he could be available again in a week," said Benitez.

Spain striker Fernando Torres will need two or three weeks treatment on his groin strain.

"I was talking with him this morning and he is doing well," said Benitez. "Hopefully he can be running in a few days and we will see how he progresses."

(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Tony Jimenez)

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2009/11/12/sports/sports-uk-soccer-england-liverpool.html?ref=soccer
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: elan on November 17, 2009, 12:10:54 PM
LIVERPOOL NEWS
Benitez: I will quit if Torres is sold
By Soccernet staff
November 17, 2009


 Rafael Benitez has revealed he would be prepared to quit as Liverpool boss if star striker Fernando Torres is ever sold against his will.


Rafael Benitez would not stick around if Fernando Torres was sold against his will.

The club's well-publicised debts have led to questions about whether owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett would be tempted should a big-money offer come in for the Spain striker.

But Benitez told the Times the 25-year-old would not be sold at any cost.

"I'm confident it will never happen,'' he said. "If it did, I'd resign.''

Liverpool's £20 million man Alberto Aquilani was their only high profile arrival in the summer and Benitez has often bemoaned his inability to compete with the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea in the transfer market.

And while the Spanish boss admitted the situation had led him to make some mistakes, he was defiant about his transfer policy.

"When we have spent big, normally it's been very good business,'' he said. "Torres, [Javier] Mascherano, [Pepe] Reina, [Xabi] Alonso.

"[Robbie] Keane is a good player but we had to sell him because he was not playing at the level we knew he could play. "Ryan [Babel] was signed for the future and we are waiting for his improvement. He has to be more consistent.

"With the fringe players, we needed to take a gamble on Bosmans and one, two million-pound players. Some of these players have not been good enough for us. It is a risk you have to accept when there is not too much money about.''

Benitez defended the signing of midfielder Aquilani, who was bought for from Roma to replace Alonso after the Spain international joined Real Madrid in the summer, but is only now reaching fitness after injury problems.

"We can only buy one or two big, £20 million players a year,'' Benitez said. "If we want to have money available then we have to sell some players. We have to sell expensive and buy as cheaply as possible.

"Aquilani fit would be £20-30 million. We checked with doctors and they said he would be out one, maybe two months. We have lost some time, but I signed the player for five years, not five weeks.''

With Liverpool struggling for form and lying seventh in the table having lost five league games already this season, many believe their title aspirations are already dead, while qualification for the knockout stage of this season's Champions League has also been cast into serious doubt.

"People are worried,'' Benitez said. "But the team will improve. When we have key players on the pitch we are as good as anyone. We have proved this in the past.''
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Tenorsaw on November 17, 2009, 05:10:33 PM
Yuh blame the man? ...The only Big Four team with one world class striker.  Everyone else has a minimum of two potent men up front.:-[
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on November 21, 2009, 06:47:56 AM
Game vs. City on ESPN2 right now...

Gerrard in, but Johnson out... as is Torres.  Babel gets a start for us... Tevez riding bench for some untimely comments for City.  Poor Shay Given... feel for him, but hope dey buss he net today, lol
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on November 21, 2009, 06:57:59 AM
4 mins into de game and Agger pick up ah buss head... Kyriagkos to come on for him in his home debut.

Ngog with a nice run of 6 goals in 16 games, gets a start for 'Pool as well.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on November 21, 2009, 07:06:47 AM
Lawd... now Babel off with an injury too.   Benayoun on.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Ngozi on November 21, 2009, 07:55:57 AM
A bit random but ..........Shawn wright Phillips for alll that speed is the biggest shittong I've ever seen....................... not that I care but it almost frustrating to see such a shitty player lol
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on November 21, 2009, 08:04:49 AM
A bit random but ..........Shawn wright Phillips for alll that speed is the biggest shittong I've ever seen....................... not that I care but it almost frustrating to see such a shitty player lol

Well, speed doesn't necessarily mean you're a good player... still that said, I think you're being a bit harsh on him, although he really hasn't helped himself with his inconsistency.  I think his turn at Stamford Bridge severely stunted his development, but even so he's two seasons removed now and as a professional should be beyond that.


-------------------------

1-0 Liverpool in the 50'... Skrtel on the end of a Gerrard freek kick after Zabaleta fouled N'gog just outside the area to the right of Shay Given's goal.  First Liverpool goal for Skrtel.

But the air has gone out of this match to be honest... maybe this goal will open things up.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Tenorsaw on November 21, 2009, 08:14:31 AM
Ngog needs to work on his passing...poor
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Tenorsaw on November 21, 2009, 08:19:24 AM
Rafa is ah asshole for trying to sit back for 40 mins.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on November 21, 2009, 08:20:00 AM
1-1... Adebayor in the 69' off the corner from Bellamy.  City was bound to score to be honest... we've been shaky all game... all season... at the back.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on November 21, 2009, 08:27:01 AM
Rafa is ah asshole for trying to sit back for 40 mins.

I just think the team's been poor to be honest...

2-1 City 76' ... great ball to Wright-Phillips, Ireland alone in the box.


EDIT:   Benayoun with the equalizer.  2-2 in the 77'
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Jah Gol on November 21, 2009, 08:31:59 AM
really good game.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on November 21, 2009, 08:51:32 AM
really good game.

You probably juss caught the second half... it really turned around b/c the first half was pretty unwatchable.  Early injuries took a toll on Liverpool and the game on the whole.  Six mins were added.

Tevez paid early dividends for City once he came on for Barry.  Stephen Ireland was offside on his goal that briefly put City up.  The announcers got it shockingly wrong... as did the officials, unless my understanding of the offside rule is wrong.  Wright-Phillips passed the ball to Ireland who was unmarked in the box... they claimed that the he was behind the ball, but I'm not sure what that has to do with anything.  The rule is clear... at the time the pass is made you must either be in line with or behind the second to last defender... counting the GK.  Here only Reina was ahead of him.



All that aside... Lucas, what a shitsnake.  I doh really like bashing players but this dude has shown me nothing.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Jah Gol on November 21, 2009, 08:59:01 AM
really good game.

You probably juss caught the second half... it really turned around b/c the first half was pretty unwatchable.  Early injuries took a toll on Liverpool and the game on the whole.  Six mins were added.

Tevez paid early dividends for City once he came on for Barry.  Stephen Ireland was offside on his goal that briefly put City up.  The announcers got it shockingly wrong... as did the officials, unless my understanding of the offside rule is wrong.  Wright-Phillips passed the ball to Ireland who was unmarked in the box... they claimed that the he was behind the ball, but I'm not sure what that has to do with anything.  The rule is clear... at the time the pass is made you must either be in line with or behind the second to last defender... counting the GK.  Here only Reina was ahead of him.



All that aside... Lucas, what a shitsnake.  I doh really like bashing players but this dude has shown me nothing.
I thought it was offside too.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: dinho on November 21, 2009, 09:04:18 AM
really good game.

You probably juss caught the second half... it really turned around b/c the first half was pretty unwatchable.  Early injuries took a toll on Liverpool and the game on the whole.  Six mins were added.

Tevez paid early dividends for City once he came on for Barry.  Stephen Ireland was offside on his goal that briefly put City up.  The announcers got it shockingly wrong... as did the officials, unless my understanding of the offside rule is wrong.  Wright-Phillips passed the ball to Ireland who was unmarked in the box... they claimed that the he was behind the ball, but I'm not sure what that has to do with anything.  The rule is clear... at the time the pass is made you must either be in line with or behind the second to last defender... counting the GK.  Here only Reina was ahead of him.



All that aside... Lucas, what a shitsnake.  I doh really like bashing players but this dude has shown me nothing.
I thought it was offside too.

you can be ahead of the second to last defender as long as you're behind or in line with the man passing the ball.. debatable in that goal though, but SWP turn that man so fast that it wouldve been hard for the linesman to make that marginal call.. Notice the liverpool defenders wasnt complaining.

Ngog is shit boy geez an ages, Rafa don't have one other striker better than that?

quote of the game: Reina makes a 1 handed catch on a cross ball and the commentator, "an excellent one-handed take by Pepe Reina... in the style of Thierry Henry"

other commentator couldnt hold in the laugh..
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: boss on November 21, 2009, 09:24:39 AM
Or to put it another way (from BBC's offside essentials (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/rules_and_equipment/4993924.stm)):

Quote
You can't be offside if:

# You receive the ball directly from a goal kick, a throw-in or a corner
# You are in your own half of the pitch
# You are level with the second last or last two opponents
# You are level with or behind the ball
# You are not actively involved in play, as explained above

For any offside offence, the referee awards an indirect free-kick to the opposing team, to be taken from the place where the infringement occurred.

Ngog reminds me of Heskey (currently) a little bit, in that he holds up the ball well, but not much else. The difference is that Heskey is near the end of his career and Ngog is just starting his.

Quote
Rafa don't have one other striker better than that?

In a word? No. I don't know why he loaned out Krisztián Németh...I would prefer a young, inexperienced striker to Ngog and Voronin...
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: elan on November 21, 2009, 11:42:33 AM
Good second goal, no way that is debatable. Horriffic defending by a big team.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Mango Chow! on November 21, 2009, 12:17:17 PM
really good game.

  The announcers got it shockingly wrong... as did the officials, unless my understanding of the offside rule is wrong. 

 
Clearly and shockingly the case, considering how much you purport yourself to know about the game


   Wright-Phillips passed the ball to Ireland who was unmarked in the box... they claimed that the he was behind the ball, but I'm not sure what that has to do with anything.  The rule is clear... at the time the pass is made you must either be in line with or behind the second to last defender... counting the GK.  Here only Reina was ahead of him.



   The rule of one not being offside once you're behind the plane of the ball has been in place for what seems like forever.....it ain't even one of the "changes" that can be confusing......I eh understand how you eh know dat......but then again, maybe I do.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on November 21, 2009, 02:18:52 PM

   The rule of one not being offside once you're behind the plane of the ball has been in place for what seems like forever.....it ain't even one of the "changes" that can be confusing......I eh understand how you eh know dat......but then again, maybe I do.

Unlike some of us I doh pretend to know everything where football is concerned... and I eh go beat up mihself if I ent know de ins and outs of the offside rule.  You on de other hand need tuh convince yuhself that yuh's ah big time football expert apparently, all the better to validate yuh existence... given what yuh professed expertise doing fuh yuh.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Mango Chow! on November 21, 2009, 03:34:08 PM

   The rule of one not being offside once you're behind the plane of the ball has been in place for what seems like forever.....it ain't even one of the "changes" that can be confusing......I eh understand how you eh know dat......but then again, maybe I do.

Unlike some of us I doh pretend to know everything where football is concerned... and I eh go beat up mihself if I ent know de ins and outs of the offside rule.  You on de other hand need tuh convince yuhself that yuh's ah big time football expert apparently, all the better to validate yuh existence... given what yuh professed expertise doing fuh yuh.



   "..Like a dull knife, never cutting....some are talking loud and they're saying nothing.." 

Boy, you so f**kin' phony it really is amusing. Ah like how yuh say, and I quote, "I doh pretend to know everything about football...."  The way you does want to call out people and talk yuh shit "...announcers got it shockingly wrong...as did the officials"  I would think you know that rule whether you know a penny or a pound of football and it really doesn't take the expert that you claim I claim I am to know that rule.  It's a rule as basic as knowing that you can't be offside in your own half, c**thole.  Truth is this:  I recognize you is a phony from day one that I see yuh carryin on wit people on the forum and reading your last few posts on this thread alone confirms it to me, validated existence, professed expertise or not.  So yuh could go on about what yuh feel about what I feel I know or what.....yuh still talkin a pack ah ass as far as I am concerned..yuh is still a jackass backside.   
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: WestCoast on November 21, 2009, 03:36:44 PM
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 :devil:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on November 21, 2009, 03:45:18 PM
   "..Like a dull knife, never cutting....some are talking loud and they're saying nothing.." 

Boy, you so f**kin' phony it really is amusing. Ah like how yuh say, and I quote, "I doh pretend to know everything about football...."  The way you does want to call out people and talk yuh shit "...announcers got it shockingly wrong...as did the officials"  I would think you know that rule whether you know a penny or a pound of football and it really doesn't take the expert that you claim I claim I am to know that rule.  It's a rule as basic as knowing that you can't be offside in your own half, c**thole.  Truth is this:  I recognize you is a phony from day one that I see yuh carryin on wit people on the forum and reading your last few posts on this thread alone confirms it to me, validated existence, professed expertise or not.  So yuh could go on about what yuh feel about what I feel I know or what.....yuh still talkin a pack ah ass as far as I am concerned..yuh is still a jackass backside.   

So I got the rule wrong... my you have a lot of pent up anger.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Mango Chow! on November 21, 2009, 03:59:01 PM



So I got the rule wrong... my you have a lot of pent up anger.

  You got that wrong, too. Now you're confusing plain talk  with anger.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on November 21, 2009, 04:03:28 PM



So I got the rule wrong... my you have a lot of pent up anger.

  You got that wrong, too. Now you're confusing plain talk  with anger.

Lol... if you say so fella.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: elan on November 21, 2009, 04:51:03 PM
 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: WestCoast on November 21, 2009, 06:56:41 PM
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Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: FF on November 21, 2009, 07:16:39 PM
really good game.

You probably juss caught the second half... it really turned around b/c the first half was pretty unwatchable.  Early injuries took a toll on Liverpool and the game on the whole.  Six mins were added.

Tevez paid early dividends for City once he came on for Barry.  Stephen Ireland was offside on his goal that briefly put City up.  The announcers got it shockingly wrong... as did the officials, unless my understanding of the offside rule is wrong.  Wright-Phillips passed the ball to Ireland who was unmarked in the box... they claimed that the he was behind the ball, but I'm not sure what that has to do with anything.  The rule is clear... at the time the pass is made you must either be in line with or behind the second to last defender... counting the GK.  Here only Reina was ahead of him.



All that aside... Lucas, what a shitsnake.  I doh really like bashing players but this dude has shown me nothing.
I thought it was offside too.

This have everything to do with it... you CANNOT be offside if you behind the ball full stop... i thought this was basic knowledge AND i thought we discuss this endless on this site
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Mango Chow! on November 21, 2009, 07:21:42 PM



So I got the rule wrong... my you have a lot of pent up anger.

  You got that wrong, too. Now you're confusing plain talk  with anger.

Lol... if you say so fella.


Nah, Jackass, is not if I say so.  It is so. lol! You cyah anger me.  I jes' like to show yuh what a asshole yuh is.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: elan on November 21, 2009, 07:41:57 PM
:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
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Aye Elan, dis forum is THE BEST eh :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
by the way that is a CO-SIGN :D

ah addicted to this forum, cyah get enough.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on November 21, 2009, 09:18:00 PM

Nah, Jackass, is not if I say so.  It is so. lol! You cyah anger me.  I jes' like to show yuh what a asshole yuh is.

Yuh mean yuh just like to show what ah bleeding menopausal c**t yuh is... you cyah make me look like ah asshole no matter how hard yuh try... although yuh certainly live fuh de effort.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on November 21, 2009, 09:27:27 PM
This have everything to do with it... you CANNOT be offside if you behind the ball full stop... i thought this was basic knowledge AND i thought we discuss this endless on this site

If you had seen the highlight of the goal you would see why there was a question as to whether he was offside.  Is not like SWP made a clear backpass to Ireland, it was very close at best... he looked to be in line with Wright-Phillips when the pass was made which is why I say me ent see what the focus on him being behind the ball had to do with anything.  Me eh shame tuh admit that I fuhget all about that when I make de post.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Mango Chow! on November 21, 2009, 09:30:48 PM

Nah, Jackass, is not if I say so.  It is so. lol! You cyah anger me.  I jes' like to show yuh what a asshole yuh is.

Yuh mean yuh just like to show what ah bleeding menopausal c**t yuh is... you cyah make me look like ah asshole no matter how hard yuh try... although yuh certainly live fuh de effort.


   I am not the one making you look like an asshole, sweetheart.  You do a good enough job of that on your own.  Here's another example of your self-contradicting, self projecting, educated stupidity....and it comes directly from your previous post: "....Me eh shame tuh admit that I wasn't focused on that part ah de rule when I make de post...."  yeah....OK.........now you wasn't focused on that part of the rule..... after yuh was so bold as to declare that the announcers and officials got so "shockingly wrong" after google or Wikipedia tell yuh that:
    "..The rule is clear... at the time the pass is made you must either be in line with or behind the second to last defender... counting the GK.  Here only Reina was ahead of him..." 
Next time yuh go and take a shit yuh must look dong at yuh reflection and talk to yuh self....yuh go see that the same ting does come out one ah yuh asshole, is de same does come out de other.  But is so yuh mudder make yuh.  Poor ting.   
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on November 21, 2009, 10:08:23 PM
   I am not the one making you look like an asshole, sweetheart.  You do a good enough job of that on your own.  Here's another example of your self-contradicting, self projecting, educated stupidity....and it comes directly from your previous post: "....Me eh shame tuh admit that I wasn't focused on that part ah de rule when I make de post...."  yeah....OK.........now you wasn't focused on that part of the rule..... after yuh was so bold as to declare that the announcers and officials got so "shockingly wrong" after google or Wikipedia tell yuh that:
    "..The rule is clear... at the time the pass is made you must either be in line with or behind the second to last defender... counting the GK.  Here only Reina was ahead of him..." 
Next time yuh go and take a shit yuh must look dong at yuh reflection and talk to yuh self....yuh go see that the same ting does come out one ah yuh asshole, is de same does come out de other.  But is so yuh mudder make yuh.  Poor ting.   

Yuh trying so hard til yuh mking up ting... ah could practically see de desperation on yuh face.  Literally turning tuh 'toilet bowl humor'... but ah fisherman could only talk about fish so it shouldn't be no surprise I suppose. But keep trying hard... it actually entertaining tuh see.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Mango Chow! on November 22, 2009, 09:12:55 AM
   I am not the one making you look like an asshole, sweetheart.  You do a good enough job of that on your own.  Here's another example of your self-contradicting, self projecting, educated stupidity....and it comes directly from your previous post: "....Me eh shame tuh admit that I wasn't focused on that part ah de rule when I make de post...."  yeah....OK.........now you wasn't focused on that part of the rule..... after yuh was so bold as to declare that the announcers and officials got so "shockingly wrong" after google or Wikipedia tell yuh that:
    "..The rule is clear... at the time the pass is made you must either be in line with or behind the second to last defender... counting the GK.  Here only Reina was ahead of him..." 
Next time yuh go and take a shit yuh must look dong at yuh reflection and talk to yuh self....yuh go see that the same ting does come out one ah yuh asshole, is de same does come out de other.  But is so yuh mudder make yuh.  Poor ting.   

Yuh trying so hard til yuh mking up ting... ah could practically see de desperation on yuh face.  Literally turning tuh 'toilet bowl humor'... but ah fisherman could only talk about fish so it shouldn't be no surprise I suppose. But keep trying hard... it actually entertaining tuh see.


  Same shit, different hole.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: WestCoast on November 22, 2009, 10:11:47 AM
 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: elan on November 23, 2009, 09:02:18 PM
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE NEWS
Benitez believes Liverpool can produce a miracle
Soccernet.com

 
Rafael Benitez insists Liverpool can amaze Europe again and make sure of unlikely Champions League qualification.

To stay in contention for a last 16 place, Liverpool need to beat Hungarian champions Debrecen in the Puskás Ferenc Stadion and hope Lyon do not lose away to Fiorentina in tomorrow's other Group E match.

And while Benitez acknowledges Liverpool face an uphill task, he believes anything is still possible.

"We have produced miracles before," he said. "We can do the same again. It will be difficult, maybe another miracle, but all we can do is our job. If we can then play against Fiorentina with options of winning and qualifying next week, that will be fantastic.

"Hopefully we can do it. Last time in this position, we managed to qualify and it was amazing. It will be the same if we do it again.

"We had to win our last three games two years ago in the group stages - now it is only two. We achieved success in a great way, scoring four against Porto, eight against Besiktas and four in Marseille. That was magnificent. This time, if we go through, it will be just the same feeling."

Liverpool expect to have Glen Johnson and Daniel Agger fit after calf and head injuries respectively, with skipper Steven Gerrard leading from the front in only his second start in more than a month.

Benitez said: "If anyone can do it, Gerrard can, but the whole team believe it is possible."

The Spaniard was in a confident mood for his pre-match press conference, where, once again, he was asked Liverpool's failure to qualify would mark the end of his Liverpool career. He laughed and responded: "No, I don't think so."

He was clearly more concerned about the improving fitness of his players, saying: "We have Johnson and Agger here because we believe they will be fit to play. It is very important for us to have players coming back from injury. They may not be ready but at least they are training and working with the team.

"Gerrard was tired at the end against Manchester City on Saturday. It had been a difficult game for him because he had not trained with the team for three weeks. He will be okay for tomorrow.

"For us, it is easy and simple. We have to score and win. We do not need to worry about what may happen in the future. We must not worry about what is happening in Florence - we have to concentrate on doing our own job and winning the match."

And Benitez again dismissed the conspiracy theory that Lyon will let Fiorentina win to make sure that Liverpool are eliminated.

"It is an advantage to qualify in first place, so Lyon will want to do that," he said. "They are good professionals and want to win. It will be good for the club and give them more money, too, they will want to be top because you never know what the draw will throw at them.

"It will be good for the Lyon coach and his players to want to be top. I have confidence that they will try to do that."

Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on November 23, 2009, 09:47:25 PM
I've called for his head at times, but there's no question that Rafa's managing against adversity this season... not everything is his fault.  Results have been uneven but on the strength of his overall performance at Liverpool I don't think his job should be in jeopardy... but we need to sort out the continuing problems at the back.  Kyriagkos have a couple more games before I label him ah cat in bag.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: xixgon on November 24, 2009, 03:36:21 AM
Liverpool couldn't afford to fire him even if they wanted to - and who better would they be able to bring in anyway. Rafa is one of the best managers in the world, and he doing what he can with a thin squad. Some of that is his fault yeah - but it eh grounds enough to get rid of him considering his pedigree and what he's accomplished with Liverpool in the time that he's been there.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on November 24, 2009, 04:43:23 AM
comn lyon, rest some of your players today  ;D
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on November 24, 2009, 04:36:45 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D :devil: :devil: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :clown: :heehee: :whistling:

hard luck dey livers  ::)
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Daft Trini on November 24, 2009, 05:04:05 PM
liver fool... :rotfl: all yuh walking alone.... :rotfl: :devil:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: boss on November 24, 2009, 05:15:03 PM
...on to the small matter of the Merseyside derby this weekend...  :beermug:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on November 24, 2009, 05:23:04 PM
Such is sports... you win some, you lose some.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: capodetutticapi on November 24, 2009, 08:11:38 PM
Such is sports... you win some, you lose some.
a bitter pill at times
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: 100% Barataria on November 24, 2009, 08:29:49 PM
shit side is shit side
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: elan on November 24, 2009, 09:59:07 PM
 :whistling: :whistling:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on November 25, 2009, 04:31:09 AM
shit side is shit side
:heehee:


Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Daft Trini on November 25, 2009, 06:42:23 AM
Stevie G toots he self.... He better look out Carrick looking good...
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: superoli on November 25, 2009, 06:59:44 AM
is like 9 months I ent really visit this site .....iz like groundhog day here yes.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Tenorsaw on November 25, 2009, 08:26:49 AM
Stevie G toots he self.... He better look out Carrick looking good...

Carrick had one good game all season, and yuh tooting he horn.  Go and watch some more football.  Yuh should know that Stevie G is playing with an injury that probably will require surgery, but due to the already long injury list, he is sucking it up for the sake of the team.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: xixgon on November 25, 2009, 08:42:45 AM
Stevie G toots he self.... He better look out Carrick looking good...

Carrick had one good game all season, and yuh tooting he horn.  Go and watch some more football.  Yuh should know that Stevie G is playing with an injury that probably will require surgery, but due to the already long injury list, he is sucking it up for the sake of the team.

Haha Gerrard and Torres are jus injury-prone players yes - which makes Benitez's purchase of Aquilani that much more puzzling. That said - once Gerrard is healthy - Carrick is not a threat to his starting spot (unless Gerrard is quite off-form and Carrick returns to his best).

Gerrard hasn't lit it up for Liverpool, for whatever reason, but they should be happy he's contributing at all - seeing as in my opinion he should be in trouble with the law like Marlon King.

But anyways Liverpool - at least now you can all walk together to your consolation party :)

http://www.lfc-endofseasonparty.com/
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Mango Chow! on November 25, 2009, 09:10:20 AM
Stevie G toots he self.... He better look out Carrick looking good...

Carrick had one good game all season, and yuh tooting he horn.  Go and watch some more football.  Yuh should know that Stevie G is playing with an injury that probably will require surgery, but due to the already long injury list, he is sucking it up for the sake of the team.

Haha Gerrard and Torres are jus injury-prone players yes - which makes Benitez's purchase of Aquilani that much more puzzling. That said - once Gerrard is healthy - Carrick is not a threat to his starting spot (unless Gerrard is quite off-form and Carrick returns to his best).

Gerrard hasn't lit it up for Liverpool, for whatever reason, but they should be happy he's contributing at all - seeing as in my opinion he should be in trouble with the law like Marlon King.

But anyways Liverpool - at least now you can all walk together to your consolation party :)

http://www.lfc-endofseasonparty.com/

   ....see why people doesn't like allyuh manboo fans?  No kinda compassion in allyuh body at all. Leave de men and dem, let dem grieve wit dey big side in peace nuh!  ;D
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: xixgon on November 25, 2009, 09:53:53 AM
Stevie G toots he self.... He better look out Carrick looking good...

Carrick had one good game all season, and yuh tooting he horn.  Go and watch some more football.  Yuh should know that Stevie G is playing with an injury that probably will require surgery, but due to the already long injury list, he is sucking it up for the sake of the team.

Haha Gerrard and Torres are jus injury-prone players yes - which makes Benitez's purchase of Aquilani that much more puzzling. That said - once Gerrard is healthy - Carrick is not a threat to his starting spot (unless Gerrard is quite off-form and Carrick returns to his best).

Gerrard hasn't lit it up for Liverpool, for whatever reason, but they should be happy he's contributing at all - seeing as in my opinion he should be in trouble with the law like Marlon King.

But anyways Liverpool - at least now you can all walk together to your consolation party :)

http://www.lfc-endofseasonparty.com/

   ....see why people doesn't like allyuh manboo fans?  No kinda compassion in allyuh body at all. Leave de men and dem, let dem grieve wit dey big side in peace nuh!  ;D

Haha is all kix dred.

Nuttin wrong wit a lil banter, everyone gets their turn at some point yes so.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Mango Chow! on November 25, 2009, 10:07:21 AM
Stevie G toots he self.... He better look out Carrick looking good...

Carrick had one good game all season, and yuh tooting he horn.  Go and watch some more football.  Yuh should know that Stevie G is playing with an injury that probably will require surgery, but due to the already long injury list, he is sucking it up for the sake of the team.

Haha Gerrard and Torres are jus injury-prone players yes - which makes Benitez's purchase of Aquilani that much more puzzling. That said - once Gerrard is healthy - Carrick is not a threat to his starting spot (unless Gerrard is quite off-form and Carrick returns to his best).

Gerrard hasn't lit it up for Liverpool, for whatever reason, but they should be happy he's contributing at all - seeing as in my opinion he should be in trouble with the law like Marlon King.

But anyways Liverpool - at least now you can all walk together to your consolation party :)

http://www.lfc-endofseasonparty.com/

   ....see why people doesn't like allyuh manboo fans?  No kinda compassion in allyuh body at all. Leave de men and dem, let dem grieve wit dey big side in peace nuh!  ;D

Haha is all kix dred.

Nuttin wrong wit a lil banter, everyone gets their turn at some point yes so.



......and yuh could rest ASSURED that me and meh MUHAHA crew cyah WAIT fuh allyuh turn to come!  ;D
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: xixgon on November 25, 2009, 12:30:16 PM
Stevie G toots he self.... He better look out Carrick looking good...

Carrick had one good game all season, and yuh tooting he horn.  Go and watch some more football.  Yuh should know that Stevie G is playing with an injury that probably will require surgery, but due to the already long injury list, he is sucking it up for the sake of the team.

Haha Gerrard and Torres are jus injury-prone players yes - which makes Benitez's purchase of Aquilani that much more puzzling. That said - once Gerrard is healthy - Carrick is not a threat to his starting spot (unless Gerrard is quite off-form and Carrick returns to his best).

Gerrard hasn't lit it up for Liverpool, for whatever reason, but they should be happy he's contributing at all - seeing as in my opinion he should be in trouble with the law like Marlon King.

But anyways Liverpool - at least now you can all walk together to your consolation party :)

http://www.lfc-endofseasonparty.com/

   ....see why people doesn't like allyuh manboo fans?  No kinda compassion in allyuh body at all. Leave de men and dem, let dem grieve wit dey big side in peace nuh!  ;D

Haha is all kix dred.

Nuttin wrong wit a lil banter, everyone gets their turn at some point yes so.



......and yuh could rest ASSURED that me and meh MUHAHA crew cyah WAIT fuh allyuh turn to come!  ;D


Haha fair enough. I only take talk from fans a teams da doin better dan mine doh :)
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: WestCoast on November 25, 2009, 05:22:48 PM
Stevie G toots he self.... He better look out Carrick looking good...

Carrick had one good game all season, and yuh tooting he horn.  Go and watch some more football.  Yuh should know that Stevie G is playing with an injury that probably will require surgery, but due to the already long injury list, he is sucking it up for the sake of the team.

Haha Gerrard and Torres are jus injury-prone players yes - which makes Benitez's purchase of Aquilani that much more puzzling. That said - once Gerrard is healthy - Carrick is not a threat to his starting spot (unless Gerrard is quite off-form and Carrick returns to his best).

Gerrard hasn't lit it up for Liverpool, for whatever reason, but they should be happy he's contributing at all - seeing as in my opinion he should be in trouble with the law like Marlon King.

But anyways Liverpool - at least now you can all walk together to your consolation party :)

http://www.lfc-endofseasonparty.com/

   ....see why people doesn't like allyuh manboo fans?  No kinda compassion in allyuh body at all. Leave de men and dem, let dem grieve wit dey big side in peace nuh!  ;D

Haha is all kix dred.

Nuttin wrong wit a lil banter, everyone gets their turn at some point yes so.



......and yuh could rest ASSURED that me and meh MUHAHA crew cyah WAIT fuh allyuh turn to come!  ;D
hear nuh
I doh kno if he know who we are eh
MUHAHA
The "Manchester United Haters Association of Home and Away"
 :rotfl: :rotfl:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Mango Chow! on November 25, 2009, 06:12:02 PM
Stevie G toots he self.... He better look out Carrick looking good...

Carrick had one good game all season, and yuh tooting he horn.  Go and watch some more football.  Yuh should know that Stevie G is playing with an injury that probably will require surgery, but due to the already long injury list, he is sucking it up for the sake of the team.

Haha Gerrard and Torres are jus injury-prone players yes - which makes Benitez's purchase of Aquilani that much more puzzling. That said - once Gerrard is healthy - Carrick is not a threat to his starting spot (unless Gerrard is quite off-form and Carrick returns to his best).

Gerrard hasn't lit it up for Liverpool, for whatever reason, but they should be happy he's contributing at all - seeing as in my opinion he should be in trouble with the law like Marlon King.

But anyways Liverpool - at least now you can all walk together to your consolation party :)

http://www.lfc-endofseasonparty.com/

   ....see why people doesn't like allyuh manboo fans?  No kinda compassion in allyuh body at all. Leave de men and dem, let dem grieve wit dey big side in peace nuh!  ;D

Haha is all kix dred.

Nuttin wrong wit a lil banter, everyone gets their turn at some point yes so.



......and yuh could rest ASSURED that me and meh MUHAHA crew cyah WAIT fuh allyuh turn to come!  ;D
hear nuh
I doh kno if he know who we are eh
MUHAHA
The "Manchester United Haters Association of Home and Away"
 :rotfl: :rotfl:

  WestCoast boy, I'm sure if he doh know......he soon find out!  Wait.....ent dey get dey ass wash today?
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: WestCoast on November 25, 2009, 06:16:50 PM
Stevie G toots he self.... He better look out Carrick looking good...

Carrick had one good game all season, and yuh tooting he horn.  Go and watch some more football.  Yuh should know that Stevie G is playing with an injury that probably will require surgery, but due to the already long injury list, he is sucking it up for the sake of the team.

Haha Gerrard and Torres are jus injury-prone players yes - which makes Benitez's purchase of Aquilani that much more puzzling. That said - once Gerrard is healthy - Carrick is not a threat to his starting spot (unless Gerrard is quite off-form and Carrick returns to his best).

Gerrard hasn't lit it up for Liverpool, for whatever reason, but they should be happy he's contributing at all - seeing as in my opinion he should be in trouble with the law like Marlon King.

But anyways Liverpool - at least now you can all walk together to your consolation party :)

http://www.lfc-endofseasonparty.com/

   ....see why people doesn't like allyuh manboo fans?  No kinda compassion in allyuh body at all. Leave de men and dem, let dem grieve wit dey big side in peace nuh!  ;D

Haha is all kix dred.

Nuttin wrong wit a lil banter, everyone gets their turn at some point yes so.



......and yuh could rest ASSURED that me and meh MUHAHA crew cyah WAIT fuh allyuh turn to come!  ;D
hear nuh
I doh kno if he know who we are eh
MUHAHA
The "Manchester United Haters Association of Home and Away"
 :rotfl: :rotfl:

  WestCoast boy, I'm sure if he doh know......he soon find out!  Wait.....ent dey get dey ass wash today?
MUHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!
Besiktas buss day skin :devil:

dis de bess I could do on such short notice ;D
http://www.youtube.com/v/QUyoLPyPfEQ
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Mango Chow! on November 25, 2009, 07:08:59 PM
Stevie G toots he self.... He better look out Carrick looking good...

Carrick had one good game all season, and yuh tooting he horn.  Go and watch some more football.  Yuh should know that Stevie G is playing with an injury that probably will require surgery, but due to the already long injury list, he is sucking it up for the sake of the team.

Haha Gerrard and Torres are jus injury-prone players yes - which makes Benitez's purchase of Aquilani that much more puzzling. That said - once Gerrard is healthy - Carrick is not a threat to his starting spot (unless Gerrard is quite off-form and Carrick returns to his best).

Gerrard hasn't lit it up for Liverpool, for whatever reason, but they should be happy he's contributing at all - seeing as in my opinion he should be in trouble with the law like Marlon King.

But anyways Liverpool - at least now you can all walk together to your consolation party :)

http://www.lfc-endofseasonparty.com/

   ....see why people doesn't like allyuh manboo fans?  No kinda compassion in allyuh body at all. Leave de men and dem, let dem grieve wit dey big side in peace nuh!  ;D

Haha is all kix dred.

Nuttin wrong wit a lil banter, everyone gets their turn at some point yes so.



......and yuh could rest ASSURED that me and meh MUHAHA crew cyah WAIT fuh allyuh turn to come!  ;D
hear nuh
I doh kno if he know who we are eh
MUHAHA
The "Manchester United Haters Association of Home and Away"
 :rotfl: :rotfl:

  WestCoast boy, I'm sure if he doh know......he soon find out!  Wait.....ent dey get dey ass wash today?
MUHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!
Besiktas buss day skin :devil:

dis de bess I could do on such short notice ;D
http://www.youtube.com/v/QUyoLPyPfEQ


We better move dis shit off de liverpool people dem tread eh!  It done have one or two ah dey fans want to buss meh head arready.  :devil:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: xixgon on November 26, 2009, 10:31:43 AM
Stevie G toots he self.... He better look out Carrick looking good...

Carrick had one good game all season, and yuh tooting he horn.  Go and watch some more football.  Yuh should know that Stevie G is playing with an injury that probably will require surgery, but due to the already long injury list, he is sucking it up for the sake of the team.

Haha Gerrard and Torres are jus injury-prone players yes - which makes Benitez's purchase of Aquilani that much more puzzling. That said - once Gerrard is healthy - Carrick is not a threat to his starting spot (unless Gerrard is quite off-form and Carrick returns to his best).

Gerrard hasn't lit it up for Liverpool, for whatever reason, but they should be happy he's contributing at all - seeing as in my opinion he should be in trouble with the law like Marlon King.

But anyways Liverpool - at least now you can all walk together to your consolation party :)

http://www.lfc-endofseasonparty.com/

   ....see why people doesn't like allyuh manboo fans?  No kinda compassion in allyuh body at all. Leave de men and dem, let dem grieve wit dey big side in peace nuh!  ;D

Haha is all kix dred.

Nuttin wrong wit a lil banter, everyone gets their turn at some point yes so.



......and yuh could rest ASSURED that me and meh MUHAHA crew cyah WAIT fuh allyuh turn to come!  ;D
hear nuh
I doh kno if he know who we are eh
MUHAHA
The "Manchester United Haters Association of Home and Away"
 :rotfl: :rotfl:

  WestCoast boy, I'm sure if he doh know......he soon find out!  Wait.....ent dey get dey ass wash today?
MUHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!
Besiktas buss day skin :devil:

dis de bess I could do on such short notice ;D
http://www.youtube.com/v/QUyoLPyPfEQ


We better move dis shit off de liverpool people dem tread eh!  It done have one or two ah dey fans want to buss meh head arready.  :devil:

Haha is all good, considerin we done qualified an need a pt for top spot.

Wud admit doh, das one a d worst Utd performances I ever seen yes.

But yeh I hear yuh on vacatin dis thread, iz never end well between Utd an 'Pool fans na (ok any fans haha).
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: elan on November 29, 2009, 12:59:22 PM
Alyuh forget alyuh play this morning or what?


Reds complete smash and grab raid
Soccernet.com

Liverpool produced a smash and grab Merseyside derby victory to claim fifth place in the Premier League on a day of raw tension at Goodison Park.

But they will have sighed with relief after being pounded for almost all of this very local showdown, but somehow emerged with the points. An own goal from Joseph Yobo, deflecting a Javier Mascherano effort past Tim Howard saw Liverpool ahead at the break despite being almost permanently on the back foot as Everton poured forward.
But their eighth win in their last ten visits to Goodison Park was secured with ten minutes to go when Dirk Kuyt scored from close range after another Yobo error.

Everton were the dominant force, but could not turn their pressure into goals, with Liverpool now having lost just two of their last 20 league games against the old enemy.

Rarely can a Merseyside derby have been played out with both rival managers - David Moyes and Rafael Benitez -having had to handle questions over their longevity in their jobs.

The 212th clash between these bitterest of rivals certainly held the immediate futures of both seriously under-achieving clubs. Everton, fighting to get away from the relegation zone and Liverpool desperate to put their distressing season back on track.

Everton made four changes from the side that lost so poorly at Hull in midweek, Tony Hibbert, Jo, Marouane Fellaini and Diniyar Bilyaletdinov all returning with youngster Jack Rodwell the most notable omission with a groin injury. Liverpool fielded the side that had won in Hungary against Debrecen, but could not save the Reds' Champions League lives.

And again there was no Fernando Torres in the squad, leaving young striker David Ngog to continue his Premier League education in the unforgiving glare of a derby battlefield.

With so much at stake, the opening exchanges were even more ferocious than usual. Mascherano and Tim Cahill traded kicks and warnings from referee Alan Wiley, with Cahill finding himself dumped on the track by the Argentina captain.

But it was Mascherano who was soon celebrating, having had a major part in Liverpool's 12th-minute lead. Everton criminally allowed the midfielder to advance towards their box, where he lashed in a 20-yarder that deflected off Yobo and into the opposite corner than had been intended with Howard hopelessly wrongfooted.

It was the lead Liverpool had craved, but one that ignited a fierce and sustained response from Everton. Twice they had the ball in the net before the break, but two efforts by Jo were ruled out for offside, the second when Fellaini blocked Jose Reina right on the line. But there were other chances for Everton, with Bilyaletdinov managing to mis-hit wide from six yards when it would have been easier to score.

Reina saved from the Russian winger, while the excellent Steven Pienaar was twice close as Everton surged forward in search of an equaliser they fully deserved.

Liverpool were barely noticeable up front, although Kuyt fired over and Howard made a fine save from Emiliano Insua's close-range header. But they were rare excursions into enemy territory for Liverpool in a one-sided first-half.

Everton came out after the break intent on more of the same. They hurled themselves at Liverpool's creaking defence in which Jamie Carragher and Daniel Agger were working overtime to keep the blue waves at bay.

Liverpool were hanging on under the most searching of examinations. Saha replaced Jo after 66 minutes, still Everton rolling relentlessly forward. Yobo managed to deflect an Ngog effort wide, but that was a rare venture out by Liverpool.

Reina produced a stunning double-save from Cahill and then Fellaini, Liverpool penned back and defending with increasing desperation.

In all of this, Steven Gerrard was a peripheral figure. Clearly short of pace and movement he was unable to influence what was going on all around him, until taking a hand in the critical second goal.

Ngog was finally withdrawn with 15 minutes to go, Yossi Benayoun arriving to play on the right with Kuyt taking the central attacking role. Albert Riera was next into the fray, in place of Fabio Aurelio, somehow Liverpool still ahead.

But with ten minutes left, all Everton's brave efforts came to nothing as Liverpool dealt them a sickening blow.

Reina's long clearance was headed down by Kuyt with Yobo slashing wildly at the ball. It fell to Gerrard who set up Riera for a shot that Howard pushed into the path of Kuyt, who stabbed home the second.

Ayegbeni Yakubu came off for Cahill, and Lucas Neill for a crestfallen Yobo. But it was all over for Everton, who will never know how they lost this one.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: boss on November 29, 2009, 01:12:52 PM
Alyuh forget alyuh play this morning or what?

No, I didn't forget, but quite frankly it was a mediocre performance, and we only won because of the sheer brilliance of our goalkeeper, and the eyes of a linesman assistant referee who  (correctly  :beermug:) ruled out two goals for Everton. Gerrard is clearly not fit. Agger was excellent today.

I'm pleased we got the three points, and I hope this kick starts a good run. It's more of a  :) reaction than a  ;D :applause: :challenge: :wavetowel: :wavetowel: :wavetowel: reaction
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Observer on November 29, 2009, 04:47:37 PM
I clean forget about this Sunday Morning minor league game we  ;D
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on December 01, 2009, 09:05:00 PM
alright ah back
we is ah certainty for 3rd place 
plus we winning the Europa league  ;D
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: elan on December 05, 2009, 12:33:22 PM
alright ah back
we is ah certainty for 3rd to place 
plus we winning the Europa league  ;D

 ::) ::)

How this thread on the 2nd page and game on this morning?
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: elan on December 09, 2009, 03:35:00 PM
Damn.   :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on December 09, 2009, 04:26:01 PM
I'm not surprised by the final score... Rafa played the regulars until midway thru the second half until Fiorentina equalized.  Not saying one had anything to do with the other, but he rested Carra and played Darby, later bringing on Pacheco for Aquilani.  The only regular to come off the bench was Torres, who's still recovering from injury.

Liverpool had nothing to lose and nothing to gain from this match... so playing it safe and strategically by blooding some players was the preferred route for Rafa.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on December 09, 2009, 06:02:13 PM
I'd Rather Walk Alone

Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bitter on December 16, 2009, 09:38:54 PM
I jus take in the highlights of liverpool-wigan. Scotty miss a golden opportunity to open the account. Wigan lose 2-1.
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Post by: Bakes on December 16, 2009, 11:26:16 PM
I jus take in the highlights of liverpool-wigan. Scotty miss a golden opportunity to open the account. Wigan lose 2-1.

I eh go lie... ah like that Wigan team.  No amount of depth or real quality yet but Martinez have dem pointing in de right direction... and I particularly like his loyalty to Scotty.
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Post by: WestCoast on December 19, 2009, 08:42:22 AM
 :o
who day geh beat by??
Pottymouth??
 :D
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: capodetutticapi on December 19, 2009, 11:23:06 AM
de worse team in de epl roughin up rafa and co....what this world comin to.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: fari on December 19, 2009, 11:27:05 AM
portsmouth going to give any side problems at home...they are desperate to avoid relegation...to be fair to liverpool when mascherano went off it made the job a little bit harder.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on December 19, 2009, 03:31:08 PM
portsmouth going to give any side problems at home...they are desperate to avoid relegation...to be fair to liverpool when mascherano went off it made the job a little bit harder.

Yep... we in a mess.


Not only that but all kinda teams pulling wondergoals out dey ass on we.  First Cameron Jerome at Brum... now dis muslim fella Elhadj or whatever he name is.  Man put dat ball into ah bucket pretty much.... dat window was so small.

The Mascherano sending off was straight bullshit.  If yuh want to call it a yellow card tackle den fine... but straight red on a mis-timed tackle??  And to make it worse de tun tun head actually consulted with the 4th official for like two mins (while Mascherano lay hurt) before deciding to send him off.  I was stunned, as was the rest of the team, I'm sure.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Tenorsaw on December 29, 2009, 03:47:18 PM
Nice finish by Torres, after being out of the game and generally having a bad night.  Don't know what 'Pool would do without this fella.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bitter on December 29, 2009, 03:51:12 PM
skin of dey teeth
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on December 29, 2009, 06:02:59 PM
Nice finish by Torres, after being out of the game and generally having a bad night.  Don't know what 'Pool would do without this fella.

'Tis the season to be jolly... why contemplate such negative thoughts  ;D

Well whatever we get I'll take it, ugly or not.  We still within 12 pts of Chelsea and we're only at the halfway mark.  With Chelsea hitting an uncertain patch and several of their stars being away for African Cup duties... now is the time to make some hay.  Although United and several other clubs still ahead of us.
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Post by: Tenorsaw on December 29, 2009, 07:45:33 PM
Nice finish by Torres, after being out of the game and generally having a bad night.  Don't know what 'Pool would do without this fella.

'Tis the season to be jolly... why contemplate such negative thoughts  ;D

Well whatever we get I'll take it, ugly or not.  We still within 12 pts of Chelsea and we're only at the halfway mark.  With Chelsea hitting an uncertain patch and several of their stars being away for African Cup duties... now is the time to make some hay.  Although United and several other clubs still ahead of us.

We lacking the natural width that Riera was providing us last season.  Rafa needs to sell and buy in January.  Babel wants to go and he should be allowed, along with Dossena, Voronin, and Degen. 
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on December 30, 2009, 12:40:55 PM
We lacking the natural width that Riera was providing us last season.  Rafa needs to sell and buy in January.  Babel wants to go and he should be allowed, along with Dossena, Voronin, and Degen. 

We lacking a lot of things... including depth at just about every position.  I like and I like Voronin, but even me at this point have to say that it might be time for them to ply dey trade elsewhere, because they certainly not producing for us.  Supposedly Rafa want to bring in RvN on loan from Madrid, but balking at paying the £3 million asking price... especially for a striker who just turned 33.  The one good thing in his favor is that he's scored goals wherever he's been... and we desperately in need of some help for Torres.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Tenorsaw on December 30, 2009, 02:12:21 PM
We lacking the natural width that Riera was providing us last season.  Rafa needs to sell and buy in January.  Babel wants to go and he should be allowed, along with Dossena, Voronin, and Degen. 

We lacking a lot of things... including depth at just about every position.  I like and I like Voronin, but even me at this point have to say that it might be time for them to ply dey trade elsewhere, because they certainly not producing for us.  Supposedly Rafa want to bring in RvN on loan from Madrid, but balking at paying the £3 million asking price... especially for a striker who just turned 33.  The one good thing in his favor is that he's scored goals wherever he's been... and we desperately in need of some help for Torres.

Plus Real want 'Pool to pay all of his 100 GBP wages per week. 
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on December 30, 2009, 02:28:31 PM
Plus Real want 'Pool to pay all of his 100 GBP wages per week. 

100 quid ah week??  That sound like ah steal  ;D

I also meant to say that "I like BABEL and I like Voronin"... but time for dem tuh bounce.

But yeah... Madrid have a surplus of stars (as usual) and trying to pawn off as much of that debt as possible.  'Pool right to call dey bluff... dem need financial relief more than we need RvN services, it have other strikers out there.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: dinho on January 10, 2010, 01:06:22 PM
Barry forced Anfield exit - Alonso

http://msn.foxsports.com/foxsoccer/laliga/story/Alonso-Reds-Barry-pursuit-forced-exit (http://msn.foxsports.com/foxsoccer/laliga/story/Alonso-Reds-Barry-pursuit-forced-exit)

Alonso exited Liverpool in 2009 and joined Real Madrid in a deal worth around £30million.

Many Reds fans were unhappy to lose him, but Alonso admits his mind was made up 12 months earlier when Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez tried to sign Aston Villa's Barry.

The Barry deal failed to materialise, with the England international later joining Manchester City, but Alonso felt he was not wanted by Benitez from that point.

"The pursuit of Gareth Barry took some time for me to accept and, in all honesty, it changed the course of my future," Alonso told The People.

"I did get over it but it did take time for me to accept what had happened to me.

"Leaving Liverpool was one of the hardest decisions of my life, but after what happened with Barry I knew in my heart I had to tell Rafa that I wanted to go to Madrid when they came knocking at the door.

"I was still fairly young when I joined Liverpool and I had not only grown into the player I'd become there, but also the man I'd become."

Liverpool's form has dipped this season and many put this down to Alonso's departure - but he does not think that there is a major problem at Anfield.

"People talk about this Liverpool team but it is more or less the same one that was challenging for the title last season," he said.

"Liverpool have been very unfortunate with injuries this season, but they have started to put wins together again and I am sure they will secure a top-four place.

"When you have bad results it is not always easy to get back to winning ways, but they have managed to do that and now it is time for them to look upwards.

"They have a great squad and finishing in the top four is a must for them. I think it is something they will achieve.

"I would not offer advice to any of the players because they don't need me to tell them what to do, but I do offer them my friendship."

Alonso still has a special bond with Anfield and said: "I still see and speak with all the Spanish boys at Liverpool, but I also speak with others there. I am in regular contact with Stevie Gerrard and Jamie Carragher. I spent a lot of time at Liverpool and in those two I have made friends for life."

Alonso insists there is no bad blood between him and Benitez.

"There is no questioning that he is a good manager who can still bring success for Liverpool," he said.

"He doesn't operate the same way to a lot of other managers, but you can't deny that he is successful in what he does. He keeps his distance emotionally - you are the player and he is the manager and that's the way he likes it. You have to accept that.

"I will always respect Rafa for what he has done in football but, more importantly, I will always be massively grateful to him for the chance he gave me to join Liverpool.

"The club gave me so much and I made some great friends - and the Liverpool fans are beyond excellent.

"It was such a hard decision for me but I knew in my heart it was the right time to leave.

"It will always be a special place for me, and when I can I will always go back and watch the team and see my old friends."
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on January 10, 2010, 04:51:57 PM
Madrid has a much more mercenary reputation where their players are concerned... if he feels Liverpool didn't show him any loyalty in pursuing Barry then wait 'til Real start faltering and looking for the next quick/expensive fix.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: elan on January 11, 2010, 11:21:49 AM
PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS
Hicks Jnr falls on his sword after email tirade
By Soccernet staff
January 11, 2010


Tom Hicks Jnr has been forced to resign from the board of Liverpool after an amazing email attack on a supporter.

Stephen Horner wrote to Hicks Jnr to express his concerns over the lack of transfer funds for boss Rafael Benitez. First, Horner was branded an "idiot". Then a second response from Hicks jnr said: "Blow me, ****face. Go to hell. I'm sick of you."

In a statement on their official website read: "Liverpool Football Club today announce that Thomas Hicks Jr has resigned as a director of both the club and its parent company Kop Holdings.

"Three new directors have been elected to the boards of both companies. These are Philip Nash, LFC Chief Financial Officer; Ian Ayre, LFC Commercial Director; and Casey Coffman, Executive Vice President of Hicks Holdings."

Fans' organisation The Spirit of Shankly (SoS) had already called for Hicks jnr to resign.

An SoS statement read: "Spirit of Shankly welcomes the resignation of Tom Hicks Junior from the Board of Liverpool FC and its parent company. This Club has standards - on the field, off the field, on the terraces and in the Boardroom.

"The standards we have seen exercised in the Boardroom have been unbefitting of this great Club since Hicks Junior, his father, George Gillett and other associates arrived at the Club, with false promises.

"Tom Hicks and George Gillett bought the club and talked of respecting the legacy and tradition, as well as family values, the club being passed onto their children. If these are the kind of values they see fit for Liverpool Football Club, and this is how they respect our legacies and traditions, it underlines the need to remove them from the club.

"The action taken by the Union [SoS] to publicise and seek Tom Hicks Junior's removal is another part of us saying "If you won't recognise our standards then we will remind you again and again until you do".

"The action taken here by the Union and fans shows that we do have some power and influence. All that is needed now is for Dad, Uncle George and the rest of the entourage to follow. Tom and George you're still "Not Welcome"."

Hicks Jnr has offered his apologies to the fan over the foul-mouthed tirade. He said: "I have great respect for Liverpool Football Club, especially the club's supporters. I apologise for my mistake and I am very sorry for my harmful words.

"I do not want my actions to take away from the club's future, therefore I am resigning from the board. To the fans and to the club, please accept my sincerest apologies.''

Tom Hicks Snr and George Gillett have been the subject of the Liverpool fans ire for most of their time in control of the club since taking over in 2007. The actions of Hicks Jnr are hardly likely to help.

Added to that, Benitez admitted on Sunday that he could be forced to sell star striker Fernando Torres in the summer should the club fail to make it back into the Champions League. That could be the final straw for many supporters, angry over the way the club has been run and the level of debt Hicks and Gillett have piled onto the books.

Purslow, Nash and Ayre have played increasingly important roles in the last few months as they work towards putting the club on a healthier financial footing.

That has already led to the signing of a new shirt sponsorship deal with Standard Chartered Bank worth around £80 million.

One of Purslow's priorities since taking over from Rick Parry in June last year has been to find new investment in the club as they seek to get the funding in place to build a new stadium.

Hicks Jr had no real input into decision-making at the club on a daily basis and so his departure will not affect on-going plans.

Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: boss on January 13, 2010, 09:34:14 AM
(http://soyluv.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/tt-maxitaxi1.jpg)

 ;D

Maxi takes taxi to Anfield
Argentina winger in Liverpool for medical

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Argentina winger Maxi Rodriguez has arrived in Liverpool ahead of completing his proposed switch to Anfield.

The 29-year-old Atletico Madrid player is set to undergo a medical before signing an 18-month contract in a £1.5million switch.

He will then watch his new team-mates in action in Wednesday night's FA Cup third round replay against Reading at Anfield before returning to Spain to tie up the final details of his departure.

Rodriguez, who is a close friend and international team-mate of Reds midfielder Javier Mascherano, still has to agree his pay-off from Atletico.
Hoped

But it is hoped he could be back in England by the weekend to figure in Liverpool's trip to Stoke on Saturday.

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez had hoped the deal could have been completed last week, but the former Newell's Old Boys and Espanyol player was unable to finalise the details of his departure.

His impending arrival comes after Andrea Dossena left the Reds for Napoli, while Andriy Voronin moved to Dinamo Moscow.

These deals brought in funds totalling £6.5million, and Ryan Babel's name could soon be added to the list of departures now Benitez has been assured that he can have the potential £10million fee to strengthen his squad during this transfer window.

Benitez had previously been told to wait until the summer before spending on new additions.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: kicker on January 13, 2010, 09:58:12 AM
Maxi is a good addition to that squad- solid, consistent player who can chip in on the goals.  Very unassuming and "un-flashy" but reliable up and down the pitch.  Only doubt is that he's had some injuries of late- Also didn't realize he was already 29.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on January 13, 2010, 10:59:14 AM
Maxi is a good addition to that squad- solid, consistent player who can chip in on the goals.  Very unassuming and "un-flashy" but reliable up and down the pitch.  Only doubt is that he's had some injuries of late- Also didn't realize he was already 29.

Some question marks with Maxi... but agreed, he's a top-class addition.  I kinda sad to see Voronin go though, I know he never really shine for us but that man was a hard worker.  Wish him luck in Moscow.  Dossena also put in a tireless shift whenever he was on the pitch, but sometimes things just don't work out at a club.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Tenorsaw on January 13, 2010, 11:49:30 AM
Maxi is a good addition to that squad- solid, consistent player who can chip in on the goals.  Very unassuming and "un-flashy" but reliable up and down the pitch.  Only doubt is that he's had some injuries of late- Also didn't realize he was already 29.

Some question marks with Maxi... but agreed, he's a top-class addition.  I kinda sad to see Voronin go though, I know he never really shine for us but that man was a hard worker.  Wish him luck in Moscow.  Dossena also put in a tireless shift whenever he was on the pitch, but sometimes things just don't work out at a club.

I don't think that Dossena adjusted to the pace of the EPL.  Sometimes, you just don't make the adjustment, other times, you do.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: dinho on January 13, 2010, 04:32:44 PM
ahmmm....
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: elan on January 13, 2010, 04:45:21 PM
Liverpool sent crashing out
Soccernet.com

New Liverpool signing Maxi Rodriguez watched from the stands as Liverpool were sent tumbling out of the FA Cup with a 2-1 extra-time defeat to Reading at Anfield. And it was even worse for Rafael Benitez as both Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard went off injured.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: boss on January 14, 2010, 09:19:28 AM
Torres needs surgery 6 weeks out. Gerrard 2 weeks out. Benayoun 3-4 weeks out.

I can't find any positives.  :(
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on January 14, 2010, 09:30:55 AM
Torres needs surgery 6 weeks out. Gerrard 2 weeks out. Benayoun 3-4 weeks out.

I can't find any positives.  :(

now read this

Wowzers

Spurs,Villa and City must be celebrating
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Mad Scorpion a/k/a Big Bo$$ on January 14, 2010, 04:25:30 PM
Torres needs surgery 6 weeks out. Gerrard 2 weeks out. Benayoun 3-4 weeks out.

I can't find any positives.  :(

Liverpuddle totally @#$%ed now!  Without Torres dey have trouble scoring, without Gerrard they cant even think about controlling midfield.  And without Benayoun it eh ha nobody who could give instant spark for as long as they on the pitch.  Bye bye from big 4!
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bitter on February 06, 2010, 07:25:12 AM
Merseyside Derby:

The ref loss the plot in this game.  Men pelting in tackle like they felling trees.
Stright red for Kyrgiakos for a rediculous challenge on Fellaini, who manage to step on the man ankle same time. but get away with it.
So 10 vs 11
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bitter on February 06, 2010, 07:29:21 AM
I forget the yellows

Carragher
Kuyt
Pienaar
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bitter on February 06, 2010, 08:03:27 AM
Ok Donovan. Time to show Everton a form. 
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: ZionYouth on February 06, 2010, 09:27:03 PM
Kuyt to de rescue... :applause:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: elan on February 21, 2010, 11:28:30 AM
ABANDON SHIP!!!!!!!   :devil:


This team still in the EPL?
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: boss on February 21, 2010, 11:34:04 AM
Quote
This team still in the EPL?

Man City are unbeaten at home in League, and have won at home in games against Chelsea, Arsenal (twice) and United.

0-0 is a good result. But I have to admit that was a terrible, horrible match.

Good to have Torres fit again  :beermug:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: elan on February 21, 2010, 12:14:05 PM
Quote
This team still in the EPL?

Man City are unbeaten at home in League, and have won at home in games against Chelsea, Arsenal (twice) and United.

0-0 is a good result. But I have to admit that was a terrible, horrible match.

Good to have Torres fit again  :beermug:

Because the ref eh give that PK where whatever he name is push down Ade.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Mango Chow! on February 21, 2010, 02:49:05 PM
ABANDON SHIP!!!!!!!   :devil:


This team still in the EPL?


 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: jai john on February 21, 2010, 04:09:03 PM
what's Rafa's sell by date again ??? goods on de shelf too long at Anfield ..
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Observer on February 21, 2010, 05:09:29 PM
i find it difficult to watch Liverpool play. I really cannot appreciate the football they play.
No disrespect intended!
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: jai john on February 21, 2010, 07:15:30 PM
i find it difficult to watch Liverpool play. I really cannot appreciate the football they play.
No disrespect intended!

nah ..your problem is that you watching too much la liga  :beermug:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Observer on February 22, 2010, 08:03:24 AM
i find it difficult to watch Liverpool play. I really cannot appreciate the football they play.
No disrespect intended!

nah ..your problem is that you watching too much la liga  :beermug:

 :beermug: ;D
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on February 27, 2010, 04:58:24 PM
Alright
I back and Torres back
We back in business now  ;D
we targeting 3rd place too  :D
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Tenorsaw on February 27, 2010, 09:25:41 PM
Tomorrow is a must win--nuff said. ;D
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: D.H.W on February 27, 2010, 09:35:40 PM
lol i thought the others that alyuh loss before was must win also ?  :devil:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on March 08, 2010, 07:19:54 PM
wow.......
I think this thread needs a bump
 ;D

Wigan 1-0 Liverpool
By John Sinnott
Liverpool's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League suffered a major setback as struggling Wigan punished an insipid display by Rafa Benitez's side.

The visitors' out-of-sorts performance was summed up four misses by Fernando Torres, who hit the post early on.

A Dirk Kuyt mistake led to Wigan's goal, with Emmerson Boyce then crossing and Hugo Rodallega volleying home.


Story from BBC SPORT:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/sport2/hi/football/eng_prem/8547476.stm

Published: 2010/03/08 21:59:12 GMT

© BBC MMX
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: onlikecorn on March 09, 2010, 11:19:18 AM
i watch that game against wigan. . .and wow man ... liverpool is a team struggling for form . .and their dependence on 2 men (stevie g and torres) real showin up of late. . cuz them men was injured and not in top form so liverpool not in top form .. they look real real bad in that game. . . not even 1 shot on target ,. ..
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: big dawg on April 11, 2010, 10:05:18 AM
It almost official..no champions league spot.. more points lost in a draw with Fulham.. 65% ball possesion, 27 shots on goal.. Still 0-0.

That pretty much sums up Liverpool season....no longer a big 4 club..now Rafa talking bout £60 m he need to produce a winning team......

 :yapping:




Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on April 11, 2010, 10:27:19 AM
somehow i knew when i saw this thread on the first page it would not have been a liverpool man posting - they does only find themselves in Utd thread hating and talking tootoo.

Anyhow, come on pool, allyuh can redeem yourselves somewhat by destroying chelsea next week  :praying:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on April 11, 2010, 11:00:54 AM
somehow i knew when i saw this thread on the first page it would not have been a liverpool man posting - they does only find themselves in Utd thread hating and talking tootoo.

Anyhow, come on pool, allyuh can redeem yourselves somewhat by destroying chelsea next week  :praying:

Really?  Care to cite some examples... or is this just a case of you talking out yuh ass to make yourself feel better about the shit that yuh team doing?  Is only allyuh and de Chelsea fans love to run up in next team thread gloating and gallivanting.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: xixgon on April 11, 2010, 11:28:07 AM
somehow i knew when i saw this thread on the first page it would not have been a liverpool man posting - they does only find themselves in Utd thread hating and talking tootoo.

Anyhow, come on pool, allyuh can redeem yourselves somewhat by destroying chelsea next week  :praying:

Really?  Care to cite some examples... or is this just a case of you talking out yuh ass to make yourself feel better about the shit that yuh team doing?  Is only allyuh and de Chelsea fans love to run up in next team thread gloating and gallivanting.

Ways this thread still exists?
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Mango Chow! on April 11, 2010, 12:16:47 PM
somehow i knew when i saw this thread on the first page it would not have been a liverpool man posting - they does only find themselves in Utd thread hating and talking tootoo.

Anyhow, come on pool, allyuh can redeem yourselves somewhat by destroying chelsea next week  :praying:
  Is only allyuh and de Chelsea fans love to run up in next team thread gloating and gallivanting.

  "only...dem..and Chelsea fans..." yuh say?  I am yet to find a thread for any ONE team where ONLY that team's fans leave comments, whether good, bad or ugly.  Oh shit, I forget. Your word is gospel.     
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on April 11, 2010, 12:22:06 PM
somehow i knew when i saw this thread on the first page it would not have been a liverpool man posting - they does only find themselves in Utd thread hating and talking tootoo.

Anyhow, come on pool, allyuh can redeem yourselves somewhat by destroying chelsea next week  :praying:

Really?  Care to cite some examples... or is this just a case of you talking out yuh ass to make yourself feel better about the shit that yuh team doing?  Is only allyuh and de Chelsea fans love to run up in next team thread gloating and gallivanting.

hey its nice to see u at home for a change, u must come here more often.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: xixgon on April 11, 2010, 01:50:24 PM
somehow i knew when i saw this thread on the first page it would not have been a liverpool man posting - they does only find themselves in Utd thread hating and talking tootoo.

Anyhow, come on pool, allyuh can redeem yourselves somewhat by destroying chelsea next week  :praying:

Really?  Care to cite some examples... or is this just a case of you talking out yuh ass to make yourself feel better about the shit that yuh team doing?  Is only allyuh and de Chelsea fans love to run up in next team thread gloating and gallivanting.

hey its nice to see u at home for a change, u must come here more often.

Ent - Liverpool walkin solo dese days yes  :D
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on April 11, 2010, 03:32:25 PM
  "only...dem..and Chelsea fans..." yuh say?  I am yet to find a thread for any ONE team where ONLY that team's fans leave comments, whether good, bad or ugly.  Oh shit, I forget. Your word is gospel.     

I used the word "love", meaning Chelsea and ManU fans make it a habit to post in other teams threads to throw talk for fans of that team.  Nowhere but in your tiny head does the statement imply that only Chelsea and ManU fans alone ever post in threads dedicated to other teams.  Try reading the statement again... this time for understanding.  I know that's a gargantuan task for you, but give it a try. 
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on April 11, 2010, 03:33:50 PM
hey its nice to see u at home for a change, u must come here more often.

lol... de lights might be out, but doh worry, I always home.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Mango Chow! on April 11, 2010, 04:08:36 PM
  "only...dem..and Chelsea fans..." yuh say?  I am yet to find a thread for any ONE team where ONLY that team's fans leave comments, whether good, bad or ugly.  Oh shit, I forget. Your word is gospel.     

I used the word "love", meaning Chelsea and ManU fans make it a habit to post in other teams threads to throw talk for fans of that team.  Nowhere but in your tiny head does the statement imply that only Chelsea and ManU fans alone ever post in threads dedicated to other teams.  Try reading the statement again... this time for understanding.  I know that's a gargantuan task for you, but give it a try. 

  I don't give your mother puss what word yuh use, or how yuh try to spin it, the implication remains the same. You know all who posting where and who love what like you keepin' stats and checkin' man pulse.
Only a c**t like you.   
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on April 11, 2010, 06:24:58 PM
  I don't give your mother puss what word yuh use, or how yuh try to spin it, the implication remains the same. You know all who posting where and who love what like you keepin' stats and checkin' man pulse.
Only a c**t like you.   

Quote
  "only...dem..and Chelsea fans..." yuh say?  I am yet to find a thread for any ONE team where ONLY that team's fans leave comments, whether good, bad or ugly.  Oh shit, I forget. Your word is gospel. 

Apparently I not de only one who "know all who posting where and who love what... keepin' stats and checkin' man pulse"... physician heal thy c**t.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Mango Chow! on April 12, 2010, 03:13:45 AM
  I don't give your mother puss what word yuh use, or how yuh try to spin it, the implication remains the same. You know all who posting where and who love what like you keepin' stats and checkin' man pulse.
Only a c**t like you.   

Quote
  "only...dem..and Chelsea fans..." yuh say?  I am yet to find a thread for any ONE team where ONLY that team's fans leave comments, whether good, bad or ugly.  Oh shit, I forget. Your word is gospel. 

Apparently I not de only one who "know all who posting where and who love what... keepin' stats and checkin' man pulse"... physician heal thy c**t.

    :sleepy: My c**t is yuh mudder c**t, boy wit yuh phony bitch ass. 
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on April 12, 2010, 11:47:38 AM
    :sleepy: My c**t is yuh mudder c**t, boy wit yuh phony bitch ass. 

What next... "the sky is blue, the grass is green..."? 

You sound like somebody take away yuh rattle.  What's actually sad (and at the same time amusing) is that you seem to think your childish e-gangster posturing is actually supposed to do something.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Mango Chow! on April 12, 2010, 03:11:17 PM
    :sleepy: My c**t is yuh mudder c**t, boy wit yuh phony bitch ass. 

What next... "the sky is blue, the grass is green..."? 

You sound like somebody take away yuh rattle.  What's actually sad (and at the same time amusing) is that you seem to think your childish e-gangster posturing is actually supposed to do something.

  There you go knowing what I seem to think.....and wrong again  There you go calling contempt "gangster" like I threaten you or something.  Like I trying to do you something.......and you supposed to be so smart. Trust me, bitch ass, I am not even beginning to be gangster with you.  It wouldn't be necessary or worth the jail time and legal fees.   
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on April 12, 2010, 04:58:38 PM
  There you go knowing what I seem to think.....and wrong again  There you go calling contempt "gangster" like I threaten you or something.  Like I trying to do you something.......and you supposed to be so smart. Trust me, bitch ass, I am not even beginning to be gangster with you.  It wouldn't be necessary or worth the jail time and legal fees.   

I think anyone with reading comprehension above the primary school level can appreciate what was meant by "e-gangster posturing"... understandable if you are having issues.  And don't worry, you didn't... and don't... threaten me your infantile ad hominems notwithstanding.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Mango Chow! on April 12, 2010, 05:24:17 PM
  There you go knowing what I seem to think.....and wrong again  There you go calling contempt "gangster" like I threaten you or something.  Like I trying to do you something.......and you supposed to be so smart. Trust me, bitch ass, I am not even beginning to be gangster with you.  It wouldn't be necessary or worth the jail time and legal fees.   

I think anyone with reading comprehension above the primary school level can appreciate what was meant by "e-gangster posturing"... understandable if you are having issues.  And don't worry, you didn't... and don't... threaten me your infantile ad hominems notwithstanding.

I have no problem being infantile with you at all because I know you get the point and I know you know the real deal. Nobody hides behind their computer here more than you, so all how you try to deflect and distract with your attempts at feigning some academic superiority over anybody, you know what time it is and I know you get my drift.   And I repeat, my infantile ad hominems are nothing more than natural e-contempt for now.   
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: WestCoast on April 12, 2010, 05:49:47 PM
E-Gaddooooh   :devil:

a man running with my hypothesis oui
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on April 12, 2010, 07:52:00 PM
I have no problem being infantile with you at all because I know you get the point and I know you know the real deal. Nobody hides behind their computer here more than you, so all how you try to deflect and distract with your attempts at feigning some academic superiority over anybody, you know what time it is and I know you get my drift.   And I repeat, my infantile ad hominems are nothing more than natural e-contempt for now.   

Lol... I not offended fella, you could only speak in the language that's most familiar to you.. I cyah mad at you fuh being yuhself. 

And as far as dis feign dis and deflect dat talk, keep that bullshit tuh dazzle yuh fellow street corner intellectuals with, I doh have to 'feign' nutten.  If simple talk smacks to you of 'superiority' then that only indicts your own understanding, you need to ask questions of yuhself I cyah help you with that.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: berris on April 12, 2010, 10:08:36 PM
Wha-tap !! Mango Chow hit him ah slap ...Boo-doop!!  Bakes ..hit him ah high fall ...Pah-Taaau!! ..Mango buss de man face wid ah 2 hard slap ....Bee-deef !! Bakes come back with ah deadly left right combination ...and den Mango pull out he 9ss,leh go 2 in de air ...DOI DOI !!  .....all fight done oui ,well not at first but we get de point  ;D

..cyar believe dem battle still going on here ...ah hah tuh get back involve  ;D ...buh ah find if all yuh hah tuh fight at least leh go some ''haul yuh mudda c**t and f**k you '' nah man.. wha kind ah decent battle is dat   ::)
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on April 12, 2010, 10:23:08 PM
Wha-tap !! Mango Chow hit him ah slap ...Boo-doop!!  Bakes ..hit him ah high fall ...Pah-Taaau!! ..Mango buss de man face wid ah 2 hard slap ....Bee-deef !! Bakes come back with ah deadly left right combination ...and den Mango pull out he 9ss,leh go 2 in de air ...DOI DOI !!  .....all fight done oui ,well not at first but we get de point  ;D

..cyar believe dem battle still going on here ...ah hah tuh get back involve  ;D ...buh ah find if all yuh hah tuh fight at least leh go some ''haul yuh mudda c**t and f**k you '' nah man.. wha kind ah decent battle is dat   ::)

Nah man eh no fight here.  Dem cuss out an thing from what... 3-4 years ago was juss kicks thing.  But after ah while dat does get stale and yuh move on.  Some ah we at least.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Mango Chow! on April 12, 2010, 10:28:05 PM
I have no problem being infantile with you at all because I know you get the point and I know you know the real deal. Nobody hides behind their computer here more than you, so all how you try to deflect and distract with your attempts at feigning some academic superiority over anybody, you know what time it is and I know you get my drift.   And I repeat, my infantile ad hominems are nothing more than natural e-contempt for now.   

Lol... I not offended fella, you could only speak in the language that's most familiar to you.. I cyah mad at you fuh being yuhself. 

And as far as dis feign dis and deflect dat talk, keep that bullshit tuh dazzle yuh fellow street corner intellectuals with, I doh have to 'feign' nutten.  If simple talk smacks to you of 'superiority' then that only indicts your own understanding, you need to ask questions of yuhself I cyah help you with that.

  
Wha-tap !! Mango Chow hit him ah slap ...Boo-doop!!  Bakes ..hit him ah high fall ...Pah-Taaau!! ..Mango buss de man face wid ah 2 hard slap ....Bee-deef !! Bakes come back with ah deadly left right combination ...and den Mango pull out he 9ss,leh go 2 in de air ...DOI DOI !!  .....all fight done oui ,well not at first but we get de point  ;D

..cyar believe dem battle still going on here ...ah hah tuh get back involve  ;D ...buh ah find if all yuh hah tuh fight at least leh go some ''haul yuh mudda c**t and f**k you '' nah man.. wha kind ah decent battle is dat   ::)

Nah man eh no fight here.  Dem cuss out an thing from what... 3-4 years ago was juss kicks thing.  But after ah while dat does get stale and yuh move on.  Some ah we at least.

    Nuthing more stale than the bitch that you are, recycling the same shit, over and over again with everybody. Anything, I guess, to have the last word.........as is applicable. 
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: boss on April 18, 2010, 01:04:50 PM
Torres out for the season  :( Having surgery tonight. Should be fine for the World Cup.

Even if we win the Europa League, this has been a shitty, shitty season...
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on April 18, 2010, 02:29:19 PM
Torres out for the season  :( Having surgery tonight. Should be fine for the World Cup.

Even if we win the Europa League, this has been a shitty, shitty season...

he seems to be injury prone......probably cant keep up with the physicality of the league?
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: triniairman on April 18, 2010, 03:13:52 PM
Torres out for the season  :( Having surgery tonight. Should be fine for the World Cup.

Even if we win the Europa League, this has been a shitty, shitty season...

he seems to be injury prone......probably cant keep up with the physicality of the league?
Damn!!! I was hoping he play against Chelsea, that's their only good player ;D come on Stoke!!!
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on April 18, 2010, 03:37:39 PM
Torres out for the season  :( Having surgery tonight. Should be fine for the World Cup.

Even if we win the Europa League, this has been a shitty, shitty season...

he seems to be injury prone......probably cant keep up with the physicality of the league?
Damn!!! I was hoping he play against Chelsea, that's their only good player ;D come on Stoke!!!

f**k

Hopefully Rafa will put Kuyt up top and not that utter shitsnake N'Gog

Come on you scouse bastards... just dont let Chelsea win
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Mango Chow! on April 18, 2010, 05:24:08 PM
Torres out for the season  :( Having surgery tonight. Should be fine for the World Cup.

Even if we win the Europa League, this has been a shitty, shitty season...

he seems to be injury prone......probably cant keep up with the physicality of the league?
Damn!!! I was hoping he play against Chelsea, that's their only good player ;D come on Stoke!!!



Torres out for the season  :( Having surgery tonight. Should be fine for the World Cup.

Even if we win the Europa League, this has been a shitty, shitty season...

he seems to be injury prone......probably cant keep up with the physicality of the league?
Damn!!! I was hoping he play against Chelsea, that's their only good player ;D come on Stoke!!!

f**k

Hopefully Rafa will put Kuyt up top and not that utter shitsnake N'Gog

Come on you scouse bastards... just dont let Chelsea win

   :rotfl: :rotfl: Allyuh men is rel HAY-TERS!!  Torres is one of my most respected players....I wish de man a speedy recovery so he could get back to doing what he does best:  Playing good, entertaining football.  Allyuh only want to hate on my side!
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: xixgon on April 18, 2010, 07:59:24 PM
Torres out for the season  :( Having surgery tonight. Should be fine for the World Cup.

Even if we win the Europa League, this has been a shitty, shitty season...

he seems to be injury prone......probably cant keep up with the physicality of the league?
Damn!!! I was hoping he play against Chelsea, that's their only good player ;D come on Stoke!!!






Torres out for the season  :( Having surgery tonight. Should be fine for the World Cup.

Even if we win the Europa League, this has been a shitty, shitty season...

he seems to be injury prone......probably cant keep up with the physicality of the league?
Damn!!! I was hoping he play against Chelsea, that's their only good player ;D come on Stoke!!!

f**k

Hopefully Rafa will put Kuyt up top and not that utter shitsnake N'Gog

Come on you scouse bastards... just dont let Chelsea win

   :rotfl: :rotfl: Allyuh men is rel HAY-TERS!!  Torres is one of my most respected players....I wish de man a speedy recovery so he could get back to doing what he does best:  Playing good, entertaining football.  Allyuh only want to hate on my side!

Haha, is that not part of being a fan of another team. To wish bad things for your rivals (not injury but losses).

Some men real sensitive up in here yes :)
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on April 18, 2010, 08:06:24 PM
not to mention we need a result from Liverpool in order for us to have a chance of winning the league...yea we have to win our 3 games but we also have to hope for a result going wrong for Chelski

YNWA! lol
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: xixgon on April 18, 2010, 09:39:45 PM
not to mention we need a result from Liverpool in order for us to have a chance of winning the league...yea we have to win our 3 games but we also have to hope for a result going wrong for Chelski

YNWA! lol

Doh hadda be from Liverpool - but yeh they the most likely source.

Who knows who could drop points to who in this year's Premier League though yes.

Torres's layoff could be bad for us and Liverpool, but could be good for Spain if he comes back rested and can get back into the flow of things quickly. Course just as likely he comes back rusty a la Rooney in 2006 - thas a real small window to recover properly. Del Bosque might be sayin some prayers right about now yes.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Reaper2004 on April 29, 2010, 05:34:46 PM
Heard what happened today against Athletico Madrid. Keep your spirit up fellas y'all in touching distance of 4th place.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Deeks on April 29, 2010, 05:58:56 PM
Hard luck to 'pool fans!!!!
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on April 29, 2010, 07:21:36 PM
still chance to prove your worth - beat chelsea.


Go fulham!
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on April 29, 2010, 07:28:34 PM
Poisoned at the death... but say what.  Plenty work needed for this side to find respectability next season.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on April 29, 2010, 07:29:09 PM
Poisoned at the death... but say what.  Plenty work needed for this side to find respectability next season.

Benitez wants overhaul at Anfield
Rafael Benitez admitted it could take five new signings to turn Liverpool into trophy challengers once more.

The Reds lost to Atletico Madrid on away goals in the Europa League semi-finals to compound a miserable season, which they will finish empty-handed.

"Someone said we needed four or five players. I would more or less agree with that. That is what we have to do," said Liverpool boss Benitez.

"I do not know whether I will have any funds. We will find out in the summer."

Liverpool do still have the fourth Champions League place to aim for, but even that is a forlorn hope.

They would require victory over title favourites Chelsea in their penultimate game of the season on Sunday to stand any chance, while hoping other results go their way.

Benitez acknowledged there is plenty of work ahead if Liverpool are to regain their former status.

"Liverpool is a massive club," said the Spaniard after his side beat Atletico 2-1 at Anfield but drew 2-2 on aggregate to bow out on away goals.

"There has been a change in the last two or three years. We have had to balance the books and manage in this way."


ffcbscmi
However, whether he is stay at Anfield to undertake the rebuilding job remains to be seen.

Juventus are reported to be keen on acquiring the services of Benitez, who saw his hopes of leading Liverpool to a third European final under his charge collapse after they had found themselves in such a promising position.

The 50-year-old was cagey about his future, refusing to look any further ahead than the two games his side have left.

"The future is Chelsea. And then Hull," he said.

The exit was a microcosm of Liverpool's season - plenty of effort and some finesse in the first half, Alberto Aquilani providing the latter with a superb finish to put the hosts in front.

Although there were no more goals in normal time, Yossi Benayoun struck at the start of the additional 30 minutes and seemed to have set up an all-English final with Fulham in Hamburg on 12 May.

But former Manchester United striker Diego Forlan wrecked those dreams, leaving Benitez to pick his players up once more, after he ran out of experience to make a difference from the bench.

"Everything seems to have been against the players this season," he said. "It is clear that we had some problems.

"We had too many injuries and were lacking forward options. But the players worked so hard tonight and I am very proud of them.

"Now we have to concentrate and do our best in the next two games."

For Atletico it was a glorious night, allowing them to revel in the joy of becoming the only Spanish side to reach a European final this season.

"No one would have expected this," said coach Quique Sanchez Flores. "We are happy to represent our country and be Spain's only team in a European final.

"It was an amazing night. You can't come to Anfield without knowing you are going to suffer some difficult moments but we were the stronger side in extra-time and deserved to go through."

Now they must deny Fulham a magical end to one of the most incredible seasons in the west London club's history, and Sanchez Flores is wary.

"Never trust any team that goes all the way to the final," he added. "Any English team will be very competitive and Fulham are no exception."

Story from BBC SPORT:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/sport2/hi/football/europe/8652883.stm

Published: 2010/04/29 23:12:54 GMT

© BBC MMX
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on April 29, 2010, 07:33:42 PM
Diego woahh ohh ohhh...

sorry just had to sing it.. cant believe he made the scousers cry again...

anyway..go out and prove your not the biggest lot of shit by holding or beating Chelsea on Sunday...

good luck scousers
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: boss on April 30, 2010, 03:48:47 AM
Nothing left to say really.  :( A shitty season that will at best, be a blip before returning next season to challenge for the title, but more likely be the start of a run of seasons outside the top 4. With Manchester City's spending power and Liverpool's unstable board structure and constant pimping of itself to potential buyers, I'm preparing myself for an uncomfortable run. And yes, Benitez has to shoulder some (more than some) of the blame, but I will continue to support him.

Anyway, hopefully we can win our remaining matches (including Chelsea this weekend) and hope for the best. And good luck to Fulham. I hope they win it  :beermug:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on April 30, 2010, 03:57:06 AM
Nothing left to say really.  :( A shitty season that will at best, be a blip before returning next season to challenge for the title, but more likely be the start of a run of seasons outside the top 4. With Manchester City's spending power and Liverpool's unstable board structure and constant pimping of itself to potential buyers, I'm preparing myself for an uncomfortable run. And yes, Benitez has to shoulder some (more than some) of the blame, but I will continue to support him.

Anyway, hopefully we can win our remaining matches (including Chelsea this weekend) and hope for the best. And good luck to Fulham. I hope they win it  :beermug:


good post - tough luck  :beermug:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Reaper2004 on April 30, 2010, 08:27:46 AM
Nothing left to say really.  :( A shitty season that will at best, be a blip before returning next season to challenge for the title, but more likely be the start of a run of seasons outside the top 4. With Manchester City's spending power and Liverpool's unstable board structure and constant pimping of itself to potential buyers, I'm preparing myself for an uncomfortable run. And yes, Benitez has to shoulder some (more than some) of the blame, but I will continue to support him.

Anyway, hopefully we can win our remaining matches (including Chelsea this weekend) and hope for the best. And good luck to Fulham. I hope they win it  :beermug:


good post - tough luck  :beermug:

Co-sign
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: boss on April 30, 2010, 04:21:07 PM
Could just be paper talk...  :o

Rafael Benítez on the brink of leaving Liverpool over Anfield rift

(http://www.timesonline.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00713/benitez_585_713092a.jpg)

Oliver Kay, Football Correspondent

Rafael Benítez could bid an emotional farewell to Anfield tomorrow after a breakdown of trust between the Liverpool manager and the board.

The club’s hierarchy believe Benítez is “playing games” as he weighs up an offer to take over at Juventus.

Sources at Anfield said last night that the situation looks increasingly untenable for both parties, but the mechanics of Benítez’s departure remain unclear because of two factors: the extraordinary sum of £16 million that he would be due as compensation if relieved of his duties and the uncertainty over the future ownership of the club.

The board insists that Benítez’s potential payoff will not stop it acting decisively. However, the Spaniard believes he has a watertight five-year contract, agreed only last year, which entitles him to be paid within 24 hours of having his contract terminated.

With at least two groups expressing serious interest in buying Liverpool from Tom Hicks and George Gillett Jr, the uncertainty may be prolonged until a takeover has been finalised, but the club’s hierarchy are prepared to discuss the matter with potential investors if they fear Benítez has become a “lame duck” manager after a wretched season in which they lie seventh in the Barclays Premier League with two matches remaining, the first against Chelsea in a potential title decider tomorrow.

Benítez has an arrangement with Christian Purslow, the managing director, to sit down at the end of the season, after the final Premier League fixture away to Hull City a week tomorrow, to discuss the future. Having not yet spoken to Martin Broughton, who was appointed as chairman a fortnight ago, Benítez fears the worst, but a swift resolution looks unlikely. The Liverpool board will not stand in Benítez’s way if he wants to join Juventus or any other club, which would at least spare it the payout.

Benítez said yesterday: “I decided to stay last year because of the fans and for one year I have been working hard, trying to do my best. We will see what happens in the future.”

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/football/premier_league/liverpool/article7113271.ece
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: D.H.W on April 30, 2010, 06:13:02 PM
aye alyuh win alyuh forking match Sun nah , thank you  :devil: i gone
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: lefty on April 30, 2010, 07:01:33 PM
aye alyuh lose alyuh forking match Sun nah , thank you  :devil: i gone

he probably drunk.......... ah fix it for 'im
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Blue on May 02, 2010, 03:00:46 AM
Anyone following the Gerrard rumours? (And I don't mean transfer talk)

Apparently Gerrard has a Terry-esque media gag order in place at the moment...although the reasons for the gag order are well publicised on the internet.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on May 02, 2010, 06:10:01 AM
Anyone following the Gerrard rumours? (And I don't mean transfer talk)

Apparently Gerrard has a Terry-esque media gag order in place at the moment...although the reasons for the gag order are well publicised on the internet.

well lewe hear the rumor and the reasons for the gag order nah?
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on May 02, 2010, 07:05:47 AM
liverpool is real shit yes  >:(
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: rotatopoti3 on May 02, 2010, 07:12:08 AM
liverpool is real shit yes

Come on Liverpool....lets continue to do Chelsea a favour... :devil:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: D.H.W on May 02, 2010, 08:00:16 AM
f**k you pool  >:(
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on May 02, 2010, 08:04:37 AM
pathetic... that about sums it up

Kuyt and Reina have my respect

the rest of Liverpool including their fans could f**k off... yea I know we cant depend on results but what a unprofessional shambolic performance...I'd hide If I was a Liverpool fan...keep your history..because your foreseeable future is dark...

useless f**ks
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on May 02, 2010, 08:19:12 AM
dey dont deserve to mentioned with utd and chelsea.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bitter on May 02, 2010, 08:27:47 AM
pathetic... that about sums it up

Kuyt and Reina have my respect

the rest of Liverpool including their fans could f**k off... yea I know we cant depend on results but what a unprofessional shambolic performance...I'd hide If I was a Liverpool fan...keep your history..because your foreseeable future is dark...

useless f**ks

Like somebody feeling tense.
Worry about Sunderland.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Daft Trini on May 02, 2010, 08:30:57 AM
nice pass gerrard... now yuh ass shoul get pass for africa >:(
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bourbon on May 02, 2010, 08:34:03 AM
Superb through ball by mr. liverpool himself. Steups.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: lefty on May 02, 2010, 08:38:07 AM
nice pass gerrard... now yuh ass shoul get pass for africa >:(
Superb through ball by mr. liverpool himself. Steups.
(http://jenhayley.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/excellent-mr-burns.gif)
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: rickstaa on May 02, 2010, 08:41:00 AM
pathetic... that about sums it up

Kuyt and Reina have my respect

the rest of Liverpool including their fans could f**k off... yea I know we cant depend on results but what a unprofessional shambolic performance...I'd hide If I was a Liverpool fan...keep your history..because your foreseeable future is dark...

useless f**ks

Like somebody feeling tense.
Worry about Sunderland.
for real why your big team on ah another rival d!cK for help,Man U IS GARBAGE  :beermug:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Mango Chow! on May 02, 2010, 08:42:02 AM
.....not dat ah feelin' sorry fuh dem....but dis team is currently a shell of its former self and is only rafa benitez and the owners to blame fuh dat.  The players, I could hardly say is their fault this team lookin' so bad.  Chelsea was almost playing this game at a pedestrian pace today.  
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Daft Trini on May 02, 2010, 09:23:45 AM
the official babes thread more interested than anything going on in this one yes.. :-[
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Reaper2004 on May 02, 2010, 11:38:58 AM
http://www.liverpoolfc.tv/eseason/Features/Players-salute--18681.php3

Give credit where credit is due, Rivals or not you guys didnt have the best season you desired but in the end you an your club will ALWAYS have my utmost respect. So from me to you guys on this thread YNWA. Make the run through the Europa League next season Memorable for Anfield. The Champions League wont be the same without y'all.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on May 02, 2010, 12:07:38 PM
the official babes thread more interested than anything going on in this one yes.. :-[

Then why are you in here?  So called fans like you and the rest of the li'l Man U fanboys in here (Reaper excluded) is why people does hate on allyuh club they way they do.  Instead of posting in the Man U thread and cheering on allyuh side allyuh in here denigrating ah next team because allyuh not getting any "help"... allyuh pathetic dread.  God forbid the tables should ever turn because frontrunners like allyuh will be the first of the rats off the sinking Man U ship.

Man U. will always have my respect, but just to see allyuh cry into allyuh bibs I hope Chelsea win the title.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: kev on May 09, 2010, 11:03:10 AM
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/389487-liverpool-fc-on-the-verge-of-administration-after-massive-rise-in-debt


KPMG: Liverpool FC On The Verge Of Administration After Massive Rise In Debt
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Written on May 08, 2010


The season that just keeps kicking gave Liverpool and its many fans the worst news imaginable after reports emerged that the club have sunk deeper into debt. Yesterday's financial report from Kop Holdings revealed a record loss of £54.9 million over the course of the last season, meaning that the club's total debt now stands at £472.5 million.

Accounts for the club's holding company for the year ending in July 2009 show rising interest payments of £40 million over the last year, wages breaking the £100 million range for the first time and a record loss of £54.9 million.

At the end of last season, after a record profit of £10 million, Liverpool's debt stood at £350m. Urgent negotiations with RBS and a refinancing of the loan reduced the deficit to £237 million, and the British Government-owned bank are now expected to come back and seek their money.

£233 million of the debt is owed to RBS and Wachovia, while another £144.4 million is owed to Hicks and Gillett's parent company, Kop Cayman.

At the end of last season KPMG had warned Kop Football Ltd. of the "material uncertainty" of their product. In other words, should Liverpool fail to bring the EPL trophy or the Champions League trophy home in the 2009/10, then the debt would increase substantially, as there would not be any monies available to pay off their debt.

With the current findings we can see that that is exactly what has happened to the once great club.

Liverpool have until the end of July to pay RBS and Wachovia their debt, or at the least a very large portion of the debt through player sales, which looks increasingly like the only way out of the mire. Already ahead of the curve, the EPL and UEFA summoned new Chairman Martin Broughton to their headquarters to discuss Liverpool's participation in their respective tournaments next year.

Their greatest fear is that the now Government-owned bank will have nowhere near the same level of sympathy for the club that they had last year. RBS restructured their core business after the EU allowed the company to redesign itself after the biggest taxpayer bail out in Europe during the financial crisis, some £100 billion. As a result of the restructuring RBS are expected to shed 20,000 from their world wide work force.

The EU’s top competition enforcer, Neelie Kroes, warned that if the bank failed to meet 2013 targets to restore healthy balance sheet then the EU would be forced to take action upon the bank.

The fact that the goalposts have now shifted for RBS means that the bank will almost definitely come looking for Liverpool to repay their debt. There is no sympathy for football clubs who spend beyond their means in the current climate, and Liverpool will do well to garner support from political parties because their debt is essentially taxpayer money.

Broughton has been quick to talk of the proposed £81 million four year sponsorship deal with Standard Charter and how it will help to reduce the debt. However, it would now seem that the level of sponsorship depends upon Liverpool's success during that period.

One theory on Broughton's role that has begun to surface is that his appointment to the role of Chairman is only window dressing to appease RBS, to make it look as if the club are actively looking to reduce their debts but are in actual fact treading water with no serious buyers on the horizon.

This would seem to go with the EPL's recent talks with Broughton about their commitment to meet every fixture next season.

"I expect to be chairman until we sell, so a matter of months,” Broughton said. “There’s no fixed price, there’s no agreed price—it’s a willing buyer, willing seller trade. We have willing sellers and there are willing buyers out there—that will determine the price," which all sounds a little bit desperate.

With the club now losing £110,000 a day it looks as if Broughton, RBS, and the UK Government will have much to discuss over the next two months.

To make the debt look more servicable Royal Bank of Scotland and Wachovia have forced Tom Hicks and George Gillett Jr. to move Liverpool’s borrowings away from them and on to Hicks' Cayman Islands-listed parent company, Kop Cayman.

Many fans rejoiced last year when Liverpool appeared to reduce their bank loan from £350 million to £290 million, but that turned out to be financial slight of hand and was only because their offshore parent company increased its loan to the club by £86.2 million to £144.4 million. That loan, on which Liverpool has to pay 10 percent interest, is likely to have increased over the last 12 months, explaining these new devastating figures.

Only this week Rafael Benitez eventually agreed to meet Martin Broughton about the Spaniard's future at the club. There has been a huge amount of speculation about his future role at the club, with stories emanating from Italy every day with new links to Juventus.

Benitez has played a political chess game with Hicks and Gillett in the corridors of power at Anfield, and he has become part of the fabric at the club with his people in virtually every position of power regarding the football side of the club.

He has called upon the owners to lavish him with money, or he will leave. He has told them not to sell Fernando Torres or Steven Gerrard, or he will leave. He has also called upon them to meet their many promises, or he will leave. Rafa knows the club lies on the edge of a financial precipice and has made demands that he knows sound impossible given the level of debt.

During his six years at the club he has spent some £210 million on 49 players, whilst bringing in some £125 million for 80 players.

With the news that Rafa is now saying he needs at least six new players to challenge for fourth, it would seem that Rafa has spent quite poorly over his time in charge. To say he needs six players for a decent team after six years in charge is nothing short of Benitez admitting wasting Liverpool's money.

The biggest rise, however, has come in the wages bracket at the club, where Benitez has almost doubled the club's wage bill since taking over.

    * 2004- £66m
    * 2005- £65m
    * 2006- £68m
    * 2007- £75m
    * 2008- £79m
    * 2009- £101m
    * Total- £454

For the second year running KPMG have given a brutal audit on all that is wrong with Liverpool FC, citing "material uncertainty" yet again.

"These conditions indicate the existence of a material uncertainty which may cast doubt on the parent company's ability to continue as a going concern," it said.

Liverpool are on the verge of becoming the next Leeds or Newcastle; the EPL think so, UEFA think so, and KPMG know so. The next two months are vital for the club.

Challenging for the title is gone, keeping Benitez at the club looks less and less likely every day, Fernando Torres has intimated that he wants to leave English football, and Steven Gerrard has just endured his worst ever season in a red shirt.

Liverpool will not earn Champions League money next season, they will not challenge for the league title, their best players could leave, and their manager could go to Italy.

Next year couldn't be any worse than this one, could it?

This article was also published on Premier League Report
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: boss on May 09, 2010, 12:32:36 PM
Next year couldn't be any worse than this one, could it?

It can, and it will probably get worse before it gets better. John Aldridge said something today to the effect that this off-season is the most crucial in Liverpool's history. And just for the record, coming 7th means that we have to playa  qualifier for the Europa League, so even qualifying for that isn't guaranteed.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: xixgon on May 09, 2010, 12:41:45 PM

http://www.youtube.com/v/cWiNMAnXz3Y&fmt=18
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on May 10, 2010, 07:40:01 AM
Steven Gerrard ready to quit Liverpool - with Man City plotting £40million move
Published 23:00 09/05/10 By Alan Nixon 


Steven Gerrard is ready to wave farewell to Liverpool – with Manchester City making a record £40million bid for the Kop skipper.

Megabucks City’s Arab rulers have given the go-ahead for the capture of the summer and hope to agree a fee and speak to the England star as soon as possible.

Gerrard’s future has been in doubt because of the Anfield club’s financial troubles. City’s up-front money may be too much to refuse for the beleaguered owners.

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez could reluctantly accept a sale if he is given assurances that he will get the funds to transform a squad that has missed out on the Champions League.


Benitez put on a bold front yesterday, insisting after the goalless draw at Hull: “If I stay, I’m not thinking about selling Gerrard or Torres.”

Hull 0-0 Liverpool: The Daily Mirror match report 

But when Benitez was asked if Gerrard and striker Fernando Torres wanted to stay he admitted: “That’s a question for them.”

The final word will be with Gerrard, who is 30 in three weeks’ time and has been a Kop idol since his teens.

He would not have Europe’s elite competition at City but he could take on a new challenge and lead them to a title bid.

City are poised to make their bid formal in the next few days but their interest is already known at the top level and the super-rich outfit want to get a ‘marquee’ signing that will make the game take notice.

The title wannabes know Real Madrid are also lurking but fancy their chances of ­outbidding them.

http://www.mirrorfootball.co.uk/news/Transfer-news-Steven-Gerrard-ready-to-quit-Liverpool-with-Manchester-City-plotting-record-40million-move-for-the-England-star-article420943.html
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Peong on May 10, 2010, 07:50:54 AM
How could Gerrard really play for another English club?
I would be surprised if he does.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: sammy on May 10, 2010, 08:11:49 AM
How could Gerrard really play for another English club?
I would be surprised if he does.

he looks a very frustrated lad
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Tenorsaw on May 10, 2010, 10:25:20 AM
I'd say a move abroad is more likely...he's already said that he wouldn't play for another English club, but money talks, and you never know.  Looks like he and Torres want Rafa out.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: fari on May 10, 2010, 10:38:50 AM
very disappointing season for pool.  i respect the history and tradition of that club so to see them floundering so with all the quality at their disposal you could tell that rafa can no longer motivate the players.   will be an interesting summer.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on May 10, 2010, 10:59:42 AM
very disappointing season for pool.  i respect the history and tradition of that club so to see them floundering so with all the quality at their disposal you could tell that rafa can no longer motivate the players.   will be an interesting summer.

All what quality?  I appreciate the kind words but let's not fool ourselves, you not only need quality to make it in today's game, but depth as well.  Not only is our quality few, but we don't even have depth behind those few quality players.  We lack the ability to attract marquee players right now, even if the financial situation was settled who would want to come join this three-ring circus that is the club under Hicks and Gillette?

Our four major buys this past season are as follows: Glen Johnson, Kyriagkos, Aquilani and Maxi Rodriguez.  Arguably the first and last names have shown the most promise.  Kyriagkos is an expensive practice player... not trying to disparage the guy, but he hasn't really adjusted to the English game as of yet.  Same of Aquilani... who has shown some promise, but barely a spark really, in the few full games he's had.

Aside from them... our squad has aged and the younger players haven't progressed under Rafa.  Dirk Kuyt is the hardest working player in England, and one of the most vastly underrated.  In the right system he'd easily be another Arjen Robben, but at Liverpool, now that Alonso is plying his trade in Madrid... if Gerrard isn't feeding him the passes all of his runs tend to be in vain, as we just seem to lack consistent cohesion in the final third.  Benayoun has made me a believer... can't tell me nothing bad about Yossi Benayoun.  Pace, touches, vision with his runs... clinical finishing ability with either foot.  Talent being wasted on this club.

Babel is gifted but brainless... I like and root for the guy, but he's quickly approaching Theo Walcott territory.  Ngog... not sure what to say about him.. maybe not the right situation for him.  I find him to be too complacent with his opportunities.  A lot like Voronin was... except Voronin wasn't complacent  he was profligate... which is why he back in Russia, Ukraine or wherever else he exiled to these days.  Carra old... experienced a resurgence the latter third of the season, resulting in his national call-up... but his best days are a memory now.

Fernando Torres... he deserves his own item.  There is nothing but superlatives where this guy is concerned for me.  Hard worker... doesn't mind tracking back to collect the ball... runs well at defenders... tough with either foot and his head.  Premature to call him a poor man's Bergkamp... but that's who he reminds me of.  All he need is one more digit on his back, the Simon Le Bon haircut and some boxers for shorts and you a Bergkamp doppelganger on your hands.

On the sidelines... if Rafa hasn't already lost these players, it soon coming.  I wouldn't mind seeing him back, but it's not exactly a ringing endorsement at this point.  Might be time to finally admit that we're destined to be only friends at this point and start seeing other people.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on June 04, 2010, 11:14:49 PM
Rafa's Liverpool love affair over


Benitez had a warmth for Liverpool that extended beyond the boundaries of Anfield and the club's state-of-the-art Melwood training complex.

The Spanish manager embraced the city, warts and all, during a six-season stay in England's top flight.

When he put pen-to-paper a new four-year contract extension in March 2009, Benitez said: "My heart is with Liverpool.

"I'm delighted to sign this new deal. I love the club, the fans and the city. With a club and supporters like this, I could never say no to staying.

"The club is greatly respected around the world due to its incredible history and tremendous heritage. It is my aim to uphold those values and help create a new chapter in our history."

Now only 15 months on, Benitez himself is history after a dreadful season. His team finished only seventh in the Premier League and suffered early exits from the Champions League, FA Cup and Carling Cup.

Given how much time he has invested in Liverpool tactically, not to mention emotionally, he will be going through a process of self-analysis.

Apart from his family, football is Benitez's life, although he does enjoy chess.

He did seem to try to bring the game to life on the pitch with certain tactics and certain selections that baffled supporters and pundits alike.

Co-owner Tom Hicks recently said Benitez would have a "substantial" transfer budget this summer despite he and George Gillett trying to sell the club.

It has been reported that the funds available to Benitez could be as little as £5million, before selling players, and the futures of Steven Gerrard, Fernando Torres and Javier Mascherano are unclear.

In fact, virtually from the day he walked through the Anfield door he has known his spending power is on a different level to his main rivals.

Benitez arrived at Anfield as successor to Gerard Houllier in the summer of 2004 and led Liverpool to two major trophies in his first two seasons - an achievement unmatched by any of his predecessors.

Born in Madrid in April 1960, his playing days were spent largely in the Spanish lower leagues, though he did enjoy a spell at the Real but never made a senior appearance.

Benitez took control of Real Madrid's youth team in 1986. His managerial career began at Valladolid in 1995. Spells at Osasuna, Extremadura and Tenerife followed before he established himself with Valencia.

In just three years at the Mestalla, Benitez managed to break the stranglehold Real Madrid and Barcelona had on Spanish football, winning two Primera Division titles and a UEFA Cup to boot.

He then carved himself into Liverpool folklore in 2005 when they lifted the European Cup with a dramatic victory against AC Milan in Istanbul. That was followed three months later by the UEFA Super Cup.

Benitez's second season on Merseyside saw the FA Cup secured, this time after a penalty shoot-out victory over West Ham in Cardiff.

He reaffirmed his commitment to the club by signing a new four-year deal in June 2006 despite widely publicised interest from abroad.

Benitez again led Liverpool to the Champions League final in May 2007, though this time they went down to AC Milan.

Liverpool have not been able to reach those heights again and it has also been 20 years since they have been crowned kings of England.

Now Benitez is moving on and looking for the next challenge. Could it be Italy and Inter Milan?


Thanks for the good memories Rafa  :beermug:
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Feliziano on June 04, 2010, 11:25:39 PM
allyuh doh worry we go be back soon lol
but we will need a high profile coach if we want tot attract the best foreign players
honestly I didn't want to see Rafa go cause it ain't have much decent options that available right now and I still didn't think it had any good caoches earlier in the season.
it seems like he spent too much time wrangling with the upper management at the Club and just being badminded instead of focusing on his job.
I don't want to see Klinsmann or Mark Hughes period.

Congratulations to Steven Gerrard on being named England skipper for the World Cup.
Would like to see him take that team by the scruff of the neck and march them forward, hopefully he has learnt from the past and not stand idly by and watch an idiotic teamate (Mascherano) get sent off.
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: boss on July 01, 2010, 02:35:21 AM
Good luck Roy  :beermug:

Liverpool appoint Hodgson
http://www.liverpoolfc.tv/news/latest-news/liverpool-appoint-hodgson
liverpoolfc.tv
1st Jul 2010 - Latest News

Roy Hodgson has been appointed the new manager of Liverpool FC.

The 62-year-old former Fulham, Inter Milan and Switzerland manager has agreed terms with the club on a three-year contract and becomes the 18th manager in our history.

He will be unveiled to the world's media this afternoon after overseeing the first day of pre-season training at Melwood.

Hodgson joins us from Fulham, where he guided the Cottagers to the Europa League final in May and was voted Manager of the Year by the League Managers' Association.

He exclusively told Liverpoolfc.tv: "This is the biggest job in club football and I'm honoured to be taking on the role of manager of Britain's most successful football club. I look forward to meeting the players and the supporters and getting down to work at Melwood."
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: boss on July 02, 2010, 10:52:18 AM
Yossi joins Chelsea
liverpoolfc.tv
2nd Jul 2010 - Latest News

Liverpool have today completed the transfer of Yossi Benayoun to Chelsea Football Club.

The two clubs last month agreed an undisclosed fee for the player, who joined Liverpool from West Ham in 2007, and the deal has been confirmed this afternoon.
 
The 30-year-old Israeli international made 134 appearances and scored 29 goals during his three seasons with the Reds. 
 
A Liverpool spokesman said: "Yossi's departure was agreed between the player and Rafael Benitez a number of weeks ago. Everybody at Liverpool FC wishes him well for the future."
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Bakes on July 02, 2010, 09:18:38 PM
I real sad to see Yossi go... without a doubt one of my favorite players with Liverpool.  As much as I can't stand Chelsea I can't begrudge de man for wanting to go to a winning squad, he not getting any younger and he ent have a title to show for all of his hard work.

Meanwhile de Anfield cupboard only getting more and more bare... sigh  :-[
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Tenorsaw on July 02, 2010, 09:52:01 PM
Yossi would have flourished under Hodgson, since he is much less restricting in his style...look at what Liverpool let go:  Joe Cole's replacement :(
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: Tenorsaw on August 05, 2010, 10:52:28 AM
Fellas hold tight...some $$$$ will flow in...Hoping it's the Chinese dude over that other Syrian fronter.


Chinese government targets Liverpool deal

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=811854&sec=england&cc=5901
Title: Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
Post by: kicker on August 05, 2010, 11:07:59 AM
I real sad to see Yossi go... without a doubt one of my favorite players with Liverpool.