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« Reply #285 on: July 09, 2009, 22:40 »
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« Reply #286 on: July 10, 2009, 09:21 »
Bummer! :(

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=659864&sec=england&cc=4716

Liverpool defender Fabio Aurelio could be out for the first few months of the new season after picking up an injury playing football with his children.

Reports on Thursday morning claim the 29-year-old suffered a bad twist of the knee whilst kicking a ball around on holiday and is likely to need surgery.


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« Reply #287 on: July 10, 2009, 14:19 »
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« Reply #288 on: July 11, 2009, 10:18 »
This might be a good and exciting news if it comes true, better still if Ribery "wanted" to join and hopefully not asking for the sky on the transfer price.  ;D

http://www.thisisanfield.com/news/transfer-speculation/2009/07/rumour-mill-reds-favourit-to-sign-ribery/
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« Reply #289 on: July 11, 2009, 20:47 »
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« Reply #290 on: July 14, 2009, 20:24 »
A guide to pre-season friendlies (copy & pasted from lfctv)

Gerrard and co play their first friendly against St Gallen on Wednesday - here's our guide to all seven of Liverpool's pre-season opponents.
St Gallen v Liverpool Friendly

St Gallen

Founded in 1879, St Gallen are Switzerland's oldest football club. They play at the AFG Arena, which holds 20,000. A look through the opposition squad won't fire up too many familiar names, though former Sunderland and West Brom defender Bernt Haas now plies his trade for the Swiss outfit. The visit of Liverpool should be the perfect way to prepare for a new season in the Swiss top flight after promotion last term.

Rapid Vienna

Another unknown quantity lies ahead in Austria where the Reds will face Rapid Vienna at the Ernst Happel Stadium, which holds 18,500. The Green-Whites have bagged 32 league titles in their history with the most recent coming in 2008. However, qualification into the Champions League was short-lived thanks to a 6-1 second qualifying round exit to Anorthosis Famagusta. Vienna will have no No.5 in their line up after it was retired until 2011 as a mark of respect for club legend Peter Schottel, who made 436 appearances between 1986-2002.

Thailand

A familiar face will lead the Thailand national side out against the Reds on July 22 - former Everton midfielder Peter Reid took charge in September 2008. Earlier this year, Reid admitted not knowing a lot about Thai football and refers to his players by squad numbers as opposed to their tongue-twisting names. Reid is joined by former Tranmere and Liverpool youth goalkeeper Steve Darby who has managed clubs in nearby Singapore and Malaysia. The Reds met the Thai national side prior to the 2003-04 campaign and ran out 3-1 winners with goals coming from Emile Heskey and a Vladimir Smicer double.

Singapore

Four days later the Singapore national side will be the opposition, and despite never meeting before, Liverpool have played against a select XI from the Singapore League in pre-season 2001. The Reds won 2-0 with strike duo Emile Heskey and Michael Owen finding the net. Ranked by FIFA at 134 in the world, the Asian side cannot wait to pit their wits against the superstars of Liverpool at the Kallang National Stadium.

Espanyol

Rafa and the boys will be the first visitors to Espanyol's new 40,000 Estadi RCDI on August 2. In the opposition line-up will be European Cup winner Steve Finnan, who was sold to the Spaniards last summer. Spanish midfielder Albert Riera will also be up against his former club where he played 72 games and netted on eight occasions. Despite living in the shadows of neighbours Barcelona, Espanyol are Spain's sixth most successful club, winning the Copa del Rey four times. Although the sides have never met, Liverpool have many happy memories of performances in the city of Barcelona, most recently in 2007 en route to the Champions League final.

FC Lyn

Next stop will be Oslo where the Reds come up against FC Lyn at the Ullevall Stadion. Again a new opposition for Rafa's men to combat, but memories of Robbie Fowler in Norway will come flooding back. Scoring arguably one of the club's greatest ever goals against Brann in 1997, the incredible Fowler flicked the ball over his head then struck it sweetly into the corner. The Norwegian national side which claimed bronze at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin consisted of six players from Lyn. Last season they finished 7th in the Norwegian Premier League and fell at the quarter-final stage of the Norwegian Football Cup.

Atletico Madrid

Fernando Torres' former club Atletico Madrid will be this year's only pre-season visitors to Anfield. After missing out on facing his old employers twice last season through injury, El Nino will finally get the opportunity to line up against a club where he made 214 appearances and netted 82 goals. Other familiar faces in the opposition team could be Luis Garcia and Florent Sinama Pongolle, who both played their part in Liverpool's Champions League victory in 2005. The Spaniards finished fourth in La Liga last time out so will be in the third qualifying round for the Champions League later in the month.


LfcTV is free for limited period but only for sky tv :( - all the pre-season matches are televised
http://www.liverpoolfc.tv/news/drilldown/N165038090714-1002.htm

ugh feel like subscribing to e-season ticket...
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Re: Liverpool articles/interesting reads/discussion
« Reply #291 on: July 14, 2009, 21:11 »
Starhub ch 27
Club Friendly: FC St. Gallen Vs Liverpool (Live)   
01:55 AM - 04:00 AM     
 
 ;D :D ;)

My other BIG, MAJOR, SERIOUS problem - How am I supposed to catch up Championship league since it is now exclusive to MioTV  ::) ??? >:(
Am checking out pay-as-you-watch MioTV online  :-[

LfcTV is free for limited period but only for sky tv :( - all the pre-season matches are televised
http://www.liverpoolfc.tv/news/drilldown/N165038090714-1002.htm
ugh feel like subscribing to e-season ticket...

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Re: Liverpool articles/interesting reads/discussion
« Reply #292 on: July 14, 2009, 21:26 »
Thanks! Didnt occur to me to check, haha...coz I just subscribed to e-season ticket (feeling stir crazy without footy on telly), anyways take it as four pounds ninety-nine added to rafa's transfer kitty :)
Sunday's game against rapid vienna is on at 1.10 am

Starhub ch 27
Club Friendly: FC St. Gallen Vs Liverpool (Live)    
01:55 AM - 04:00 AM    
 
 ;D :D ;)

My other BIG, MAJOR, SERIOUS problem - How am I supposed to catch up Championship league since it is now exclusive to MioTV  ::) ??? >:(
Am checking out pay-as-you-watch MioTV online  :-[

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« Reply #293 on: July 14, 2009, 22:32 »
this year transfer activities damn low... lowest in recent yrs and no big name signing :(
guess its because of the high tax rate in britain

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« Reply #294 on: July 14, 2009, 23:59 »
this year transfer activities damn low... lowest in recent yrs and no big name signing :(
guess its because of the high tax rate in britain

And the H1N1 community spread in UK - one of the 1st few affected countries to be declared  ;D

Starhub ch 116 usually broadcast LFC TV from 730pm to 1130pm  :)

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« Reply #295 on: July 15, 2009, 07:32 »
this year transfer activities damn low... lowest in recent yrs and no big name signing :(
guess its because of the high tax rate in britain

perhaps everyone watching mancity and other big spenders and waiting for them to fill their squad 1st.  If can't beat them, why join them and end up in a bidding war and stuck with some lemons!! ;)
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« Reply #297 on: July 17, 2009, 15:29 »
20 July 0110 SK Rapid Vienna vs Liverpool (Live)

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« Reply #298 on: July 17, 2009, 15:43 »
Club Friendly: FC St. Gallen Vs Liverpool
- was a boring match that I slept after 15mins on the couch  8)

No live braodcast on 20/21 July..... >:( :( :-[

Only delayed telecast on ch166
 LFC TV - The Match Pre-Season: Liverpool Vs Rapid Vienna 09/10   
12:30 PM - 02:30 PM     
 (doubt I will be bother to take leave to stay home and to catch it.....)


20 July 0110 SK Rapid Vienna vs Liverpool (Live)

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« Reply #299 on: July 17, 2009, 15:56 »
ya the St Gallen  0 - 0 Liverpool was a boring match

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