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Re: Season 2011 - 2012
« Reply #60 on: August 25, 2011, 02:21:42 PM »
I watched it Gurdeep. We did enough to win which is all we were ever going to do. Suarez looked sharp and so did Henderson bar the embarassing dive for a pen. Skrtel is rusty hence the penalty but he'll get up to speed. Carroll's goal will help his confidence. Yes, he's a big lad and not the fastest around but he's good in the air and has a good shot. I'll take that.

These games are potential banana skins. I'm pleased we got through without embarassment although the problem with Raul took the shine off the game.

Very true ASI.  Unfortunately I could only watch the first half.  Guess Kenny must have sorted them out at half time  :D
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« Reply #61 on: August 25, 2011, 02:30:55 PM »
Cheers for the link Ed.
No bother!

Yeah, Rafa, never had the resources to build depth into the squad, imo. He was
there and there abouts building a competitive first eleven with a top class Spine,
just couldn't fill it out with the one or two positions (left winger in particular!!).

Once any sort of injuries kicked in though we were in fire-fighting mode and to be
fair to him I think he coped well with what he had....actually, bit surprised that he
doesn't have a gig at the moment, though he's probably waiting for an interesting
project with Champions league (Arsenal or PSG?).

To start with, I think it's great that there's now proper competition (Johnson & Kelly)
and cover (Flanaghan) at right back. It'll be interesting to see how Kenny tinkers with that
position. There IS a definite difference between Kelly & Johnson's style and experience but it
would take a while to put it into words... I think it'll be maybe horses for courses depending on
the opposition and how they're doing in training any particular week (form and fitness) and we'll
see what happens in the Big Games?

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« Reply #62 on: August 25, 2011, 02:32:08 PM »
Kelly starts every day of the week for me over Johnson at right back.

absolutely, Juan.  Kelly every time.

PS - thanks for the links, Ed.
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« Reply #63 on: August 25, 2011, 04:07:32 PM »
PS - thanks for the links, Ed.
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« Reply #64 on: August 25, 2011, 11:15:25 PM »
What I'd love to see this year is Johnson getting a chance in front of Kelly down the right. Even if its in the Carling Cup. Otherwise Kelly starts every day of the week for me over Johnson at right back.

Totally agree with everything, Juan.

Having Johnson there (if it works) gives us a completely different option to what Dirk offers. Not saying better or worse, but definately different.
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Re: Season 2011 - 2012
« Reply #65 on: August 27, 2011, 06:26:29 PM »
If you've been watching the Bolton game the first 25 mins is the best we've played since the Fulham game last season. Wonderful flowing football and a great finish by Henderson. We could and should have scored 3.

Just a pity Kelly has gone off with what looks like a hamstring injury. I hope the lack of a second goal doesn't come back to haunt us.
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« Reply #66 on: August 27, 2011, 06:34:29 PM »
If you've been watching the Bolton game the first 25 mins is the best we've played since the Fulham game last season. Wonderful flowing football and a great finish by Henderson. We could and should have scored 3.

Just a pity Kelly has gone off with what looks like a hamstring injury. I hope the lack of a second goal doesn't come back to haunt us.

Agreed ASI we should be out of sight by now. Need to start the second half like we started the first. Second goal is crucial.

Re Kelly I said it in a post recently I fear for his long term future at the club. He apparently has been plaugued with injuries for years. If it wasnt for that the right back spot is his. He does what Johnson cant - defend!

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« Reply #67 on: August 27, 2011, 07:36:05 PM »
awesome stuff.

we look awesome when we pass and move.......if we play technical football, we can beat anyone.

if we pay huff-ball, then we bring ourselves down to the level of also-rans.

kenny must have been listening....since he started with carroll on the bench.

been meaning to post it for the last 10 days, but Downing has impressed me immensely, since game one.  It's like he was born a Liverpool footballer.  I like everything about the lad.

adams, henderson, enrique......all looking good.

I would say to enrique to deliver a better final ball.  His great runs are often spoilt with a poor final ball.  The lad knocks the ball into space.  He should instead be knocking the ball into feet or runs.  I saw Kuyt getting immensely frustrated.    We had a lad like that on the periphery of my team.....bluddy friggen frustrating. 

disappointing from carra, for that last minute giveaway. 

overall, great stuff. 

gonna be some beers here tonight...and red wine too.





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« Reply #68 on: August 27, 2011, 08:07:21 PM »
Carroll is the new Gerrard. Discuss.  :D









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« Reply #69 on: August 27, 2011, 09:12:46 PM »
Carroll is the new Gerrard. Discuss.  :D

Sharrupp yer mouth  ;D ;D ;D

But seriously, WOW, what a fantastic TEAM performance today.  Henderson started to show glimpes of why we paid £20M.  Some good crosses from the right and a good finish for his goal.  Actually, it's a pity that Downing did not score in the first half off of that wonderful cross off of the outside of King Luis right boot.  Everyone played there part today and it ws very close for MoM (Lucas or Suarez- take your pick).  Another positive I felt was seeing skrtl playing right back.  Did a decent job out there when asked and scored a bullet like header.

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« Reply #70 on: August 27, 2011, 09:15:02 PM »
Sharrupp yer mouth  ;D ;D ;D

 :D :D :D I'll get our Coate.
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« Reply #71 on: August 27, 2011, 09:33:35 PM »
Carroll is the new Gerrard. Discuss.  :D

*Just had to try out my new can opener.

 :D :D :D
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« Reply #72 on: August 28, 2011, 01:50:45 PM »
Think it's fair, no disrespect intended, to say Bolton were destroyed...

Team's definitely gelling better as the players get to know each others
strengths and playing style. Still expect it to be a few more games before
regular patterns of play are established but obviously the signs are very
positive.

Got some tricky away fixtures coming up, so it's important to keep this early
momentum and the good work that's clearly being done on the training pitch.

An example of that, imo, was Skrtel's goal! Christ, when I think of the player
under Hodgson, devoid of any sort of confidence and him celebrating a bullet
header from Adam's corner yesterday...What a difference!

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« Reply #73 on: August 28, 2011, 05:16:11 PM »
An example of that, imo, was Skrtel's goal! Christ, when I think of the player
under Hodgson, devoid of any sort of confidence and him celebrating a bullet
header from Adam's corner yesterday...What a difference!

great lad.

but I am starting to think he is a bit of a russian/eastern european type baddie.

looks like an extra from a james bond movie.
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« Reply #74 on: August 28, 2011, 08:35:55 PM »
Confidence is key to everything we're seeing. Both Henderson and Adam scoring with their 'other foot' shows the confidence they're both playing with. The players are playing with a freedom we've not seen for a long time, though it's not ill disciplined or 'gung ho'. A sort of structured freedom, if there is such a thing and I've not just made it up.
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