Liverpool Message Board
- MichaelM MichaelM Dec 17, 2013 18:35 Flag
Agree with you wholeheartedly. I was a Lucas fan when he first came to us although he was vilified by the majority, I championed for him thinking he'll come good. Its unfortunate he had the injury he did but Rogers has to stop kidding himself and face the truth, Lucas is not the player of 3 years ago.
- MichaelM MichaelM Dec 17, 2013 18:28 Flag
I was known as 'Sterling' before guys. Wasn't as active as I wanted to be, however I loved the banter that went round with the likes of yourselves, armchair, steer, vuvu, colin et al.
To me Lucas now is more a peripheral entity. When attackers pass him there's no catching them. As long as they're just in front he's useful, although he gives away far too many free kicks in the danger areas.
Have to agree with Paddy. Replacing Lucas for Gerrard is a non starter for me. I see Gerrard in a more Alonso type role, but has to be more accurate in his passing ability. Can't teach an old dog tricks.... Or can you?
- MichaelM MichaelM Dec 16, 2013 23:11 Flag
Finally figured out how to get back on here!
Great performance all round. My only concern was with Glenda as Jason puts it, he seems to give the ball away far too often. Allen played his best game, Hendo is a machine... the man just can't stop running (take note Slur Alex).
I wouldn't go as far as saying Gerrard is surplus to requirements, however I believe we should use him less, now that we have younger players in the midfield that are vibrant and hold an abundance of energy.
The best game we've played by a distance.
- MichaelM MichaelM Mar 3, 2013 11:48 Flag
Colin, you have to take into consideration that Barca haven't got a manager at the moment. Some people may find it easy to say that they are quality players and do not need a manager to inspire them to victories after victories. Tito Vilanova's cancer relapse, since Christmas has most definitely affected the team. At the start to the middle of the season, they were breaking all sorts of records hence the reason why they are 12 points clear. Vilanova's influence is sorely missed. He is their leader and is highly respected by his team so IMO I wouldn't read too much in Barca's recently poor form.
- MichaelM MichaelM Feb 22, 2013 17:45 Flag
Have to agree with you Loki. It seemed like he was about to send Shelvey on just before the 3rd goal went in. Shelvey looked at BR to say 'well should I sit back down'? Even he knew it wasn't right for him to come on. We had the momentum, upper hand, so we should have kept faith with the eleven out there, even for another 10 mins or so. The substitutes were sent out cold, making it difficult to engage with the flow of things and it fragmented our play even becoming desperate IMO. I do hope BR learned from this and doesn't make that mistake again.
Tom Hicks and George Gillett have dropped their legal action against us. I wonder how much was paid to them to settle. Don't think we'll never know, but hey that's that, good riddance. They both were as useless as a ashtray on a motorbike.
- MichaelM MichaelM Nov 19, 2012 19:57 Flag
LOL!!!! Are you serious? I thought to see how exciting the Everton board is and found that apart from yesterday your the last topic/post was 18th of September.... Wow, you're truely a wind up merchant I give you that!
- MichaelM MichaelM Nov 18, 2012 23:28 Flag
It's here also Jason
I do wish these journos will stop teasing us.
- MichaelM MichaelM Sep 1, 2012 14:54 Flag
Ok Colin, I don't know the money was ever ready and I also don't know the owners arent simply distancing themselves from any culpability, but I can also throw it back at you with the reverse scenario.
I'm wide awake, like a junkie taking a hit.. It's a business for them and that also goes to all owners in the EPL.. Everybody got a price, no matter who you are.
- MichaelM MichaelM Sep 1, 2012 13:57 Flag
Ian Ayre was in charge with negotiations... Maybe this would shed some light
- MichaelM MichaelM Aug 28, 2012 00:30 Flag
Oh dear seems like I touched a nerve... Ok, you implied he reminds you of calamity James, but I thought you were harsh in calling him that for that one game. Like I said in my previous post, I felt he was not to blame for both goals and I think there are some that will agree with me and some like yourself that don't. You say he didn't command his area like he ought to? I beg to differ on that... For the 1st gaol, maybe he called maybe he didn't, but that deflected heading by Skertel was the major factor in conceding. (I am only talking of the City game). The 2nd was again Mr Skertel who complicated thing. Maybe we were watching a different game?
The majority of us knows Reina hasn't been te same since Alonso left, but again I have to say, for that city game I felt he wasn't at fault.
The topic is headed 'Encouraging' , but you seem to blame the goal keeper for not getting 3 points instead of looking how the team (in general) played as a whole.
- MichaelM MichaelM Aug 26, 2012 22:37 Flag
Hold on... I'm not Reina's biggest fan but to say he was a calamity today would be wide off the mark imo. Yes for the the past 18 months his decision making in the box isn't the greatest, but we can say the same thing about half the keepers in the epl. Our defense as a whole has to shoulder most of the blame for leaking in goals... No?
- MichaelM MichaelM Aug 26, 2012 22:03 Flag
I think that's a bit harsh comparing Reina to calamity, I felt he had a good game. For the 1st goal Skertel deflected the ball away from him via head and the 2nd you can't really fault him on that.
- MichaelM MichaelM Jul 30, 2012 22:00 Flag
West Ham catagorically deny any dealings have occured according to Sky Sports News.
I think there may be something cynical about this whole saga. Someone with the help of the media deliberately trying to thawrt our preparations for the coming season..
- MichaelM MichaelM Jun 10, 2012 11:25 Flag
Kaka doesn't fit into FSG's vision. He's getting on a bit and the financial package would deem crazy.
Now if you say Gonzalo Higuaín then yes that would be a good trio... I can only dream!
- MichaelM MichaelM Jun 5, 2012 21:38 Flag
Ain't it obvious that Joe would have some affection for Chelsea, he had some great times/memories there. In contrast, his Liverpool career has been somewhat frustrating all round.
I'm sure Hazard wanted to play Champions League so wanted some insight on the teams that are involved.
No fool would think Joe will say... 'Hey Hazard me diamond geezer, go to Liverpool, we're not in CL but are in transition. Even though we ain't got a manager I do believe we'll be there in a couple of years... Oh by the way I may not be there also'.
You're a wind-up merchant, so wouldn't be reading too much into this!
- MichaelM MichaelM Jun 5, 2012 18:42 Flag
This kid is quality, I for one wouldn't mind his services... Key questions are - Is he available and would he want to come to a club that's in surgery?