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  • ian ian Jul 9, 2006 01:19 Flag

    the new arsenal

    can benitez not buy any british players? houlier raided the french leagues now benitez does the same to the spanish. it will be an all foreign team soon. for every foreign player premiership clubs bring in, only about 1 in 5 or 6 work out to be any good.

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    • What the hell difference does it matter? How many champions leagues did houlier win? From what I saw in the world cup, England doesn't have the quality...(exception of a few, two that already play for liverpool). And the ones of quality are outrageously priced, if benetiz can get quality players from other leagues at a mere fraction of the price epl players are getting, more power to him.

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      • lol. i know you may have scouse tinted glasses on but, gerrard and carragher where both shite, carragher was awful, just has he always has been on the international stage.

      • lol. i know youmay have scouse tinted glasses on but, gerrard and carragher where both shite, carragher was awful, just has he always has been on the international stage.

      • I don't understand where this "Made in Britain" idea comes from. Football is now a multi-cultural global game. Its dynamics are based on foreign infusions.

        Let's look from top to bottom. Our leading clubs are owned by foreigners - Chelsea belongs to the Russian; Man U belongs to the yanks. It is with foreign money that Chelsea is propelled to the top of EPL in two years. The Chelskis do not care a damn where the money comes from as long as it brings home the EPL title.

        What about managers? Chelsea has Mourinho, Arsenal has a frog, we have Rafa. All thess clubs have made excellent improvements under foreign managers, and what's wrong with that?

        So, back to the point about foreign players. Why should we bother if our team is fielded with 11 "imports" if they can win us the EPL, CL and the FA in one season?

    • to be the new arsenal you would have to win the league some time....

    • If only one in five foreign signings are a success, then it means that for Reina, Alonso and Sissoko then Rafa has made fifteen bad signings. that is according to the statistics provided by the writer.

      It is always wise to think things through before someone puts it in print for the whole world to read. We can only judge how stupid or clever you are by what you write. Foreign or British does not determine whether one will be a success or a flop. Heskey was our record signing for quite a while and was not a success but was British. Stan Collymore if I remember correctly was a record British signing when we bought him but apart from a few good games never really delivered. Others are Dean Saunders, Mark Walters, Neil Ruddock,etc. It is all about a team's system of play, when these players were signed from their respective teams they had actually impressed but just did not fit into Liverpool's type of play. Signing a player is always a gamble, some gambles work out some do not. Case in point Newcastle are paying Michael Owen (Englishman) 103000 pounds every week for nearly 2 years and all he has managed is 10 games, and do not forget they paid 17 million punds for him to begin with.

      Its not about British or foreigner, its about results. I support Liverpool, the team not the players. A player can leave at the drop of a hat but the team will always be there. Personally I dont care if Rafa decides to sign Only Japanese players, if they bring the Premiership to Anfield then so be it.

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      • Yeh, I tend to agree with you. Nevertheless, I do hope to see some British players in our team. Now, we have Steven G, Carra, Crouch, Bellamy (4 regulars)and Warnock. We might have Defoe and/or Pennant by next week. That would be nearly 1/2 of the team. That should be sufficient mix. But that should not be the main factor in buying players. Our $$ is limited and British players are expensive. Leave it to Rafa. I have trust in him although he is too careful and slow in the transfer market.

    • didnt he just sign Craig Bellamy,

    • not sure about the 1 in 5. out of garcia, alonzo, josemi, nunez, reina, morientes, sissoko, peligrino..... i would say more like 4 out of 8.

      the problem is that english players are far too expensive and for half the price you can get a foreign player who is better. in rafa we trust!!