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Re: Liverpool articles/interesting reads
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2007, 12:04 »
a different kind of Fernando Torres video clip (artists take note)

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RAFA HITS BACK AT ALLARDYCE CLAIMS
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2007, 13:40 »
RAFA HITS BACK AT ALLARDYCE CLAIMS

Rafael Benitez has hit back at Sam Allardyce after his ludicrous claims that the Liverpool manager is lucky to still have a job. 

Speaking in Zoo Magazine, the Newcastle boss insisted Benitez would have lost his job by now for his failure to win the Premier League had he not guided the Reds to two Champions League finals.
 
But Benitez has hit back and told Allardyce to mind his own business and concentrate on his own club.
 
He told Liverpoolfc.tv: "I want to say two things. Firstly, I think he should be more worried about his own business because he must have more problems than to waste time talking about other managers.
 
"Secondly, has he forgotten Liverpool winning the Super Cup, FA Cup and Champions League as well as reaching another Champions League final, a Carling Cup final and twice finishing third in the Premier League? Maybe he doesn't have a great memory." 
 


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Re: Liverpool articles/interesting reads
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2007, 00:28 »
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Re: RAFA HITS BACK AT ALLARDYCE CLAIMS
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2007, 11:09 »
RAFA HITS BACK AT ALLARDYCE CLAIMS

Rafael Benitez has hit back at Sam Allardyce after his ludicrous claims that the Liverpool manager is lucky to still have a job. 

In contrast, what has Big Fat Sam won?  F**k all, I think.  So it's weird for Sam to criticize Rafa, who has I think earned the right to have some time to deliver the title, earning it with his ECL win and second final in three seasons (and the cups, but those are peripheral these days). 

The whole problem is the "right here, right now" mentality that boards all seem to have these days.  If ManYoo's board had that mindset back then, Fergie wouldn't have lasted the four years it took before he delivered the FA Cup (not even the title!), and the further three he needed before he finally won the title -- but look at them since! 
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LUCAS IMPRESSED BY DYNAMIC DUO
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2007, 10:53 »
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LUCAS IMPRESSED BY DYNAMIC DUO

Liverpool's young Brazilian star Lucas Leiva is relishing the chance to play alongside two colleagues he rates among the best in the world.

Lucas has been drafted into Liverpool's midfield in recent games late alongside skipper Steven Gerrard, and with record signing Fernando Torres in front of him.

The 20 year-old, who signed in the summer for £5million from Gremio, is rated in South America as the best Brazilian of his age group and he has adapted to the English game remarkably quickly.

And having Gerrard and Torres around to help him has been a key factor, he claims.

Lucas said: "It is fantastic playing alongside Steven Gerrard, he is among the best in the world. And to have Fernando up front - he too is one of the best in the game - as well is a dream for me."

Lucas has impressed in Liverpool's last two Premier League games against Newcastle and Bolton.

He said: "Stevie and I are obviously different players. I am younger and I am still learning and he is helping me a lot.

"When I play in midfield with him I have to play more of a holding role because he can go forward, create chances and score goals himself.

"Hopefully, when I have played more games and got more confidence I can go forward more myself.

"But I am happy just to be playing because I can learn from players like Steven.

"It is fantastic to play alongside him because he is one of the best players in the world.

"Hopefully, one day, I will be as good as he is but that is a long way away."

And Lucas is revelling in the fact that Torres, with 11 goals in 17 games, is proving already to be a success at Anfield.

Lucas added: "Fernando is a fantastic player and he can score a lot of goals. He is a very good striker and he can be the best striker in the world."

Lucas had proved to be a more than adequate understudy for Javier Mascherano, and has recently been given the chance to shine.

Liverpool are still trying desperately to tie down the Argentinian on a permanent contract, but if that proves to be too difficult Lucas could comfortably step into the role.

With that deal on hold until the club's American owners, Tom Hicks and George Gillett, have their much heralded meeting with boss Rafael Benitez later this month, there are concerns that Mascherano could slip through the net.

Both Barcelona and Juventus are monitoring the situation, and Liverpool know they must come up with £17million to make the loan deal permanent.

Whether the Americans will sanction that deal remains to be seen, and has been one of the main fears for Benitez as he has expressed his concerns about the club's transfer policy.

Lucas could end up as the beneficiary of any delays in that move, or even the loss of the player altogether.

For now he is just happy to be making his mark at his new club.

He said: "We are scoring a lot of goals at the moment and we have to keep that going.

"It is hard to say why it is happening at this time but the team is playing really well and we are creating plenty of chances.

"We have played really well in the last five or six games and the confidence is much better because we are scoring goals and winning but now we have to look forward to the next game."

With Benitez struggling to buy another player, I'm not sure if they can even keep Mascherano who now has a price tag of £17million !! >:(  Even if there's taker for Sissoko, they will prob only raise a fraction of the amt!

As for Lucas,  how is this boy?  Is he gonna be a bargain find?
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Re: Liverpool articles/interesting reads
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2007, 13:58 »
With Benitez struggling to buy another player, I'm not sure if they can even keep Mascherano who now has a price tag of £17million !! >:(  Even if there's taker for Sissoko, they will prob only raise a fraction of the amt!

As for Lucas,  how is this boy?  Is he gonna be a bargain find?

Lucas is brilliant though he has to work on his situation awareness. I would rate him as high as Javier (my opinion) on the grounds that he's a better passer than Javier or even Momo.He can tackle, he can trap the ball pretty well & his distribution is not wasteful. Give him another few more years to "English-nized" him, he can be a valuable asset to his country, possessing both English physical strength & South American flair.
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Re: Liverpool articles/interesting reads
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Re: Liverpool articles/interesting reads
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2008, 13:54 »
I like this one too

Why Torres Could be Best RED Ever

... Due to Cristiano Ronaldo's stunning form, Torres' achievements in his debut season have been criminally overlooked. Compare his 21 League goals (with six games left) against four of the most successful foreign attackers to have moved to the Premiership.
 
In Ronaldo's first season at United he scored four League goals. The following season it was five. Didier Drogba's first two League totals at Chelsea were 10 and 12. Denis Bergkamp hit 11 in his first season for Arsenal and 12 in his second. And the great Thierry Henry managed 17 and 17, more than a few of which were penalties. All of those players except Bergkamp were arguably playing in better teams than Torres currently is. As were Keegan (whose first season haul at Anfield was nine), Dalglish (20) and Ian Rush (17).
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Re: Liverpool articles/interesting reads
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2008, 14:20 »
ahem ahem... Berbatov scored 12 league goals in his 1st season, and has already equalled that tally in the current season..... while playing in 'arguably'  :P  a weaker team at that.

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Re: Liverpool articles/interesting reads
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2008, 14:23 »
Bro, wud like to remind you that all the people you mentioned are strikers whereas CR is a winger.  For a winger who can score 36 scores and counting this season is already an achievement and a place in the history book............. :D

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Re: Liverpool articles/interesting reads
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2008, 15:02 »
 
ahem ahem... Berbatov scored 12 league goals in his 1st season

tell that to Brian Reade - he wrote the above article :P ;)

aduh..  we're not denying CR's achievement... or place in MU's history books. just that his exploits have overshadowed Torres' achievements. however CR is nowhere near polishing PeteGeorge Best's boots. not least because of his pouty face and childish attitude

Perhaps I erred in pasting a portion of the whole article - I would ask people to read the full thing before commenting

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Re: Liverpool articles/interesting reads
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2008, 15:58 »
ahem ahem... Berbatov scored 12 league goals in his 1st season, and has already equalled that tally in the current season..... while playing in 'arguably'  :P  a weaker team at that.

he'll probably be in a different and stronger team next season!! ;D
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