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Re: Summer Transfer Window
« Reply #405 on: July 25, 2012, 11:04:50 PM »
Confusing  ::)

http://www.goal.com/en/news/9/england/2012/07/25/3264418/rodgers-blasts-unfair-criticism-of-carroll

"There is no doubt he is a terrific talent."


"For me, your game is based on your players, the players you have."


It's what as a player you'd want to hear your manager say publicly and as a fan it's what you'd expect. He's been backpedaling since he first commented on Carroll in answer to the question he was asked.

He's learning to make neutral comments, reducing the chance for the media to twist, spin or generally misrepresent his words.

Danny Graham isn't your average quick, mobile forward but Rodgers got him playing to a decent standard and scoring goals in the PL, which is quite a feat considering Graham is definately no more than a Championship player at best.

Quite a few of Carroll's goals at Newcastle weren't headers from crosses or set pieces but from where he found space or the pass created that space for him and he finished accordingly. If we can set him up in that way he may score a few and he's always a danger from set pieces, which even tickety tackety teams get and if coached correctly could make a contribution for us defending set pieces like Drogba did for Chelsea, as we lack height, and even our centre backs aren't the strongest in the air or at defending set pieces period.

It's also interesting to see we're going back to 'the dreaded Rafa zonal marking' which could benefit us as most of our defenders are used to that.
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Re: Summer Transfer Window
« Reply #406 on: July 26, 2012, 02:24:56 AM »
[bLiverpool set to snap up £750k Wolves keeper De Vries before landing £15m Allen][/b]

25 July 2012


Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is poised to sign Wolves goalkeeper Dorus de Vries in a £750,000 deal.

The move for another former Swansea player comes as the Welsh club reacted angrily to details of midfielder Joe Allen’s contract clause becoming public.

Sportsmail revealed Liverpool are to sign Allen for £15million and the deal is to be completed after the Olympics.

A Swansea statement read: ‘The club are extremely disappointed that speculation regarding aspects of his contract have been released by parties outside the club.’

De Vries, 31, joined Wolves on a free transfer last summer.

Liverpool are expected to off-load keepers Brad Jones and Alexander Doni.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2178984/Liverpool-set-sign-Dorus-Vries-Wolves.html

Jones I can understand getting rid of but not Doni. Doni didn't look a bad keeper when covering for Reina. Maybe it's a case of him being unable to settle in this country.
And we still appear to be doing what we've done far too often recently and that's buying in players that are hardly an improvement on who they'll replace.
Unless we can get a noticeable upgrade keep the cash for all these players, invest in fewer but get quality over quantity and try and get an improvement out of the player(s) that was/were to be replaced by a marginal upgrade. 
« Last Edit: July 26, 2012, 02:37:33 AM by Tes »
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Re: Summer Transfer Window
« Reply #407 on: July 26, 2012, 02:33:41 AM »
Spurs are really pushing the boundaries this Summer as they're rumoured to be after Willian of Shakhtar Donetsk (Chelsea recently had a bid rejected and I've seen it mentioned several times that Shakhtar want around £20M for him) and Porto left winger Christian Atsu.

We all know how expensive Porto players end up being.

Without the bounty of CL to play with, you've got to wonder where Spurs are getting all this money from.
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Re: Summer Transfer Window
« Reply #408 on: July 26, 2012, 01:13:11 PM »
Spurs are really pushing the boundaries this Summer as they're rumoured to be after Willian of Shakhtar Donetsk (Chelsea recently had a bid rejected and I've seen it mentioned several times that Shakhtar want around £20M for him) and Porto left winger Christian Atsu.

We all know how expensive Porto players end up being.

Without the bounty of CL to play with, you've got to wonder where Spurs are getting all this money from.

I suppose with the money they are going to receive from Modric coupled with whatever they have to spend they could end up with the bones of 60 million. Realistically I dont see them signing half of the players they are talking about though. I think Spurs like to think they can mix with the big boys in the transfer market but aside from maybe buying Moutihno we wont see too many expensive deals. Wages is a big sticking point for them, hence Adebayor still hasnt completed his move. I have a feeling Spurs will struggle this year. With Modric potentially moving, with AVB coming in, Parkers struggling for fitness and Adeybayor isnt guaranteed to return I think AVB might find Harrys fourth place finish a tall order.

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Re: Summer Transfer Window
« Reply #409 on: July 26, 2012, 01:20:35 PM »
Gaston Ramierez is apparently in talks with an unnamed English club with the view to a 20 million pound move.

I cant see us paying that kind of money for him. Reports on the player have questioned his ability. We cant afford anymore expensive gambles.

http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11661/7933890/Ramirez-set-for-Prem-move

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Re: Summer Transfer Window
« Reply #410 on: July 26, 2012, 02:51:05 PM »
Spurs, under strict chairman Levy, are certainly pushing the boat out.

But I predict a disappointing season for them (top 6 at best).  Harry Rednapp is a far better manager than AVB.  Thus, they will come up short in the dugout department.

I cannot see them competing with the top tier of clubs, for a top 4 spot.  We face a similar season ahead too. 
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Re: Summer Transfer Window
« Reply #411 on: July 26, 2012, 09:23:09 PM »
The top four 'appears' to be picking itself. Let's someone familiar can gatecrash the party.
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Re: Summer Transfer Window
« Reply #412 on: July 26, 2012, 10:05:16 PM »
Here's our 33 goals a season guy Woo Ork

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=So6xFti0taQ&feature=g-vrec

I think his middle names begin with d and w  :P
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Re: Summer Transfer Window
« Reply #413 on: July 26, 2012, 10:19:35 PM »
Here's our 33 goals a season guy Woo Ork

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=So6xFti0taQ&feature=g-vrec

I think his middle names begin with d and w  :P

The only place to see Dirk in a red shirt now. Sad.
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« Reply #414 on: July 26, 2012, 10:20:59 PM »
Here's our 33 goals a season guy Woo Ork

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=So6xFti0taQ&feature=g-vrec

I think his middle names begin with d and w  :P

I wonder what Uruguayan Spanish for woodwork is?
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Re: Summer Transfer Window
« Reply #415 on: July 26, 2012, 10:59:49 PM »
I wonder what Spanish for woodwork is?
LOL, carpintería...(may be carpentry  :) ).

los postes laterales y el travesaño.

I think (ahem, Google Translate suggested) this means side post and crossbar.


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« Reply #416 on: July 26, 2012, 11:01:59 PM »
los postes laterales y el travesaño.

So that's all the female impersonators and people of changed gender alienated.  :D
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« Reply #417 on: July 26, 2012, 11:23:09 PM »
Apparently Joe Allen's picked up an injury. That's sealed the deal. £15M and injured. Just the way our club appears to like them.  :D

I can't see why we can't wait another year before looking to spend £15M on Allen. If he proves himself next season then we pay £15M for a £15M player.
If he bombs we have the opportunity to pay £5M-£7.5M and try and turn him into a £15M player. If we can't we have a £5M-£7.5M player that we paid £5M-£7.5M for.
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Re: Summer Transfer Window
« Reply #418 on: July 26, 2012, 11:27:10 PM »
So that's all the female impersonators and people of changed gender alienated.  :D
Heck my Spanish wouldn't be the best, Torres translates as goals
(least it used to, I think it means d*ckhead now, great the way they update
their language  :D)

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« Reply #419 on: July 27, 2012, 12:48:37 PM »
Heck my Spanish wouldn't be the best, Torres translates as goals
(least it used to, I think it means d*ckhead now, great the way they update
their language  :D)

 :D  I think I may have a copy of the Ed Spanish dictionary. So much more educational and informative than the bland old Collins versions.
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