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  • A Yahoo! User May 11, 2007 23:39 Flag

    Rafa vs Paisley Shanks - Who is the best,? DISCUSS

    Then why did his attitude turn sour when he was no longer first choice? Why could a player of his talent and 'God' like status not force his way into Houliers(and Rafa's team)?He is only 32 now but has been poor for a long time,including his previous clubs.A top striker will score anywhere but he has failed to even be picked.No manager refuses to pick a player who will get you goals,look at Shearer as he was first choice right until he hung is boots up.He was brought back 2 be nothing more than a squad member to play when u have injuries or it's a cup comp that you want 2 rest your top players in.Don't get me wrong..he was V V V good and could have been great.Truth his i can understand your love for him but take the rose tinted specks off and look at how he went down hill.He's been finished as a top striker 4 a couple of yeras now...and he is still only 32....What went wrong with the old Robbie???

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    • Okay Houllier did'nt like him and never did like him(hav'nt you read Robbie's autobiography), and preferred Baros/Owen.
      Second the reason Robbie was brought in by Rafa was at the time we where having a injury crisis when it came to strikers and it made the perfect sense he was available did'nt need anytime to settle as he knew the place inside out.
      Kuyt has been Rafa's main striking target since he was at Valencia, so he was always going to play, with Crouch and Bellers.
      Robbie was the injury replacement he knew this when he came back, and did'nt mind as long as he was back where he felt in his heart where he belonged.
      Thanks to Rafa Robbie got into the best shape since he was last at liverpool.
      Please get your facts right before you start going on and slagging off a player who in most of liverpool fans minds and hearts is their hero and always will be.

    • Okay Houllier did'nt like him and never did like him(hav'nt you read Robbie's autobiography), and preferred Baros/Owen.
      Second the reason Robbie was brought in by Rafa was at the time we where having a injury crisis when it came to strikers and it made the perfect sense he was available did'nt need anytime to settle as he knew the place inside out.
      Kuyt has been Rafa's main striking target since he was at Valencia, so he was always going to play, with Crouch and Bellers.
      Robbie was the injury replacement he knew this when he came back, and did'nt mind as long as he was back where he felt in his heart where he belonged.
      Thanks to Rafa Robbie got into the best shape since he was last at liverpool.
      Please get your facts right before you start going on and slagging off a player who in most of liverpool fans minds and hearts is their hero and always will be.

    • Okay Houllier did'nt like him and never did like him(hav'nt you read Robbie's autobiography), and preferred Baros/Owen.
      Second the reason Robbie was brought in by Rafa was at the time we where having a injury crisis when it came to strikers and it made the perfect sense he was available did'nt need anytime to settle as he knew the place inside out.
      Kuyt has been Rafa's main striking target since he was at Valencia, so he was always going to play, with Crouch and Bellers.
      Robbie was the injury replacement he knew this when he came back, and did'nt mind as long as he was back where he felt in his heart where he belonged.
      Thanks to Rafa Robbie got into the best shape since he was last at liverpool.
      Please get your facts right before you start going on and slagging off a player who in most of liverpool fans minds and hearts is their hero and always will be.

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      • Fine he's a hero and Houlier and Rafa had other favourites.But a manager lives and dies by results so will pick the best team,and not his mates.If Robbie was still sharp enough Liverpool would not have let him leave.Very few clubs could pinch a player that your club did not want to sell.I don't know if he was sold or asked to move but either way he was let go because he wasn't good enough anymore.A manager would not disgard a player of Robbie's talent (and he had it in spades) unless he was not that player anymore.I have no problem with you making him a hero,but when you look back at a players career/contributin to a club,you have to look at it all warts and all.The facts are he was a special player that for one reason or another couldn't sustain it for the second half of his career.Credit 2 him 4 making himself a cult hero with only half a career.I am not slagging him off,just simply pointing out that he failed to live up to his early years in the second half of his time.Even England hardley used him.He wasted the last few years by (in my opinion) not trying hard enough.

      • Fine he's a hero and Houlier and Rafa had other favourites.But a manager lives and dies by results so will pick the best team,and not his mates.If Robbie was still sharp enough Liverpool would not have let him leave.Very few clubs could pinch a player that your club did not want to sell.I don't know if he was sold or asked to move but either way he was let go because he wasn't good enough anymore.A manager would not disgard a player of Robbie's talent (and he had it in spades) unless he was not that player anymore.I have no problem with you making him a hero,but when you look back at a players career/contributin to a club,you have to look at it all warts and all.The facts are he was a special player that for one reason or another couldn't sustain it for the second half of his career.Credit 2 him 4 making himself a cult hero with only half a career.I am not slagging him off,just simply pointing out that he failed to live up to his early years in the second half of his time.Even England hardley used him.He wasted the last few years by (in my opinion) not trying hard enough.