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Re: Season 2011 - 2012
« Reply #75 on: August 28, 2011, 09:27:44 PM »
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.
Dunno, what's changed...is it the competition for places? Better coaching on
the training field? Someone, who can actually take corners (Adam, Gerrard)?
or as Tes is mentioning, CONFIDENCE being channeled into the players?

Anyway, imo, if he gets an opportunity to be in the first 11, there's no reason
why Skrtel shouldn't be a big threat in the box for set-pieces (been saying this
for ages!) and bag 5 or 6 goals a season... More power to him, he does a really
good celebration when he scores (tbh, didn't think he had that passion in him!  :) )

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« Reply #76 on: August 30, 2011, 07:40:41 PM »
Dunno, what's changed...is it the competition for places? Better coaching on
the training field? Someone, who can actually take corners (Adam, Gerrard)?
or as Tes is mentioning, CONFIDENCE being channeled into the players?

Anyway, imo, if he gets an opportunity to be in the first 11, there's no reason
why Skrtel shouldn't be a big threat in the box for set-pieces (been saying this
for ages!) and bag 5 or 6 goals a season... More power to him, he does a really
good celebration when he scores (tbh, didn't think he had that passion in him!  :) )

Steve Clarke? Maybe that's what's changed.
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« Reply #77 on: August 31, 2011, 11:34:38 PM »
he was always a good lad.  I always liked him.

in the last season or two, I felt his confidence took a bit of a knock. 
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There’s no next time. It’s now or never.

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« Reply #78 on: September 10, 2011, 03:27:16 PM »
Stoke v Liverpool
Sept 10, 2011

total pressure by us these first 20 minutes.  We look like the real deal.  We look like a genuine title chasing team.

but then a nothing chance for Stoke, results in our weak chink getting on the wrong side of the ball....and Stoke get a penalty and score.  Carra fecked up v Bolton and he has done the same again today.  Lucky to stay on the pitch.
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« Reply #79 on: September 10, 2011, 03:28:40 PM »
this is gonna be a good test of our character.

men or mice.
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« Reply #80 on: September 10, 2011, 03:45:13 PM »
but then a nothing chance for Stoke, results in our weak chink getting on the wrong side of the ball....and Stoke get a penalty and score.  Carra fecked up v Bolton and he has done the same again today.  Lucky to stay on the pitch.

..............and still.................. ::)
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« Reply #81 on: September 10, 2011, 03:58:40 PM »
Stoke v Liverpool
Sept 10, 2011

total pressure by us these first 20 minutes.  We look like the real deal.  We look like a genuine title chasing team.

but then a nothing chance for Stoke, results in our weak chink getting on the wrong side of the ball....and Stoke get a penalty and score.  Carra fecked up v Bolton and he has done the same again today.  Lucky to stay on the pitch.


I think you're being hard on Carragher. According to pundits over here it was a nothing challenge and a soft penalty.
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« Reply #82 on: September 10, 2011, 04:03:32 PM »
I think you're being hard on Carragher. According to pundits over here it was a nothing challenge and a soft penalty.

asi, he got caught on the wrong side of the Stoke player and in trying to retrieve the situation, he put his arm around his waist, to try and hold him back.  It is the type of agricultural last gasp challenge that Carra often does and often gets away with.  The ref got it right.  Liverpool players did not complaint much about it.

it was a penalty.   I was just hoping the ref did not produce a card - for it would have to have been a red.
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« Reply #83 on: September 10, 2011, 04:10:44 PM »
Dude,

You have the advantage that you saw it. However, it's still being described here as 'controversial'.

Unless Jamie raises his game I fear he will soon be overlooked.
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« Reply #84 on: September 10, 2011, 04:29:10 PM »
I agree, ASI.

Heck, I was saying it again as recently as yesterday in here - that offensely I love our team.......but my worries were on our defence, specifically one weak chink, namely carra.

the common thread, is that Carra (and we can argue about the reasons) gets on the wrong side of the ball.

it's nothing new.  Heck, I said he was finished three years ago.  And my view on that has not changed.

Luckily it did not cost us against Bolton.  Today (unless we can retrieve this game late on) it will cost us.

We won't be chasing any league titles if Carra is a regular starter.
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« Reply #85 on: September 10, 2011, 04:30:12 PM »
City winning, Spurs winning, Arsenal winning, Everton winning, Chelsea winning. Liverpool losing. I am seriously piXXed off!!
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« Reply #86 on: September 10, 2011, 04:44:59 PM »
I know, ASI.

Very frustrating (if predictable).

Man Utd come back and win games like this....even at the death.

We have far more resources to call upon (than Stoke), but much of our response is un-coordinated, not quite headless chicken stuff, but close at times.

the depressing thing is, is that when a team like Stoke take the lead against Liverpool, you immediately get the feeling that we are fecked.  Whereas with United, any team that dares score against them only angers them (and they fire back). 
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« Reply #87 on: September 10, 2011, 04:49:15 PM »
That's the annoying thing dude. Stoke have had one chance on target. We've had 11. I really hate Stoke. Suarez penalty appeal refused. Grrgghhhh.

Manure will win later even if they don't play De Gay.
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« Reply #88 on: September 10, 2011, 05:06:17 PM »
agreed, ASI.

two points thrown away against Sunderland; three more points thrown away today against Stoke.

we did have our chances - poor finishing from henderson (a triple shot), bad miss from suarez, poor decision making at times by people. 

no complaints, we had millionaire resources, just did not make proper use of them.


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« Reply #89 on: September 10, 2011, 05:20:42 PM »
Gutted to see three completely legitimate and an iron cast sending of turned downed by another poor ref (poorest refs in Europe, the English?). But with so much possession, so much more quality we should be able to score at leastone. Stoke rode their luck and will lose next game regardless of who they play.

Downing and Henders hugely overrated. Adam had his poorest game thus far. Kuijt one of our better players and Suarez of course. We need more resilience, arrogance and defiance to win games like this. It's unbeliveable really they won.
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