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We all dream a team of Carragher's............
« on: February 07, 2013, 05:58:15 PM »
Carragher has announced his retirement from the end of the season.

A true LFC legend and a brilliant defender at his peak. I still do think that on the odd occasion that he can still do a job for us, like the Arsenal and Man City games proved.

So he will be sadly missed.

Thanks for the memories Carra. He epitomised what LFC stands for in Istanbul. He showed grit, determination and a never give up spirit during that game - highlighted by the fact with cramp on 2 feet he still carried on.

What we will miss and will certainly need addressing is a leader and a communicator at the back. We need to spend good money on a defender with those attributes in the summer now.

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Re: We all dream a team of Carragher's............
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2013, 06:27:10 PM »
well said, Edward.

It's rare to see a one-club-player in this era.  Carragher was such a player.  He gave his heart and soul for the club.  He wasn't blessed with pace; but he was blessed with a never-say-die attitude.  If I was in the trenches of the first world war, about go go over the top, there is no better person to have alongside me, as Jamie Carragher.

I predicted at the start of this season, that he would probably get a coaching job at the club, come season-end.  And that is what I suspect has happened.......where behind the scenes discussions, in recent weeks, have probably led to such an agreement.

He was the king of last ditch saving tackles.  He was a shouter and a leader.  He led by example.  Istanbul saw him at his peak.  That Champions League final saw a man out on his feet, but still refusing to lay down.

We won't see his likes again.
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Re: We all dream a team of Carragher's............
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2013, 08:01:31 PM »
well said, Edward.

It's rare to see a one-club-player in this era.  Carragher was such a player.  He gave his heart and soul for the club.  He wasn't blessed with pace; but he was blessed with a never-say-die attitude.  If I was in the trenches of the first world war, about go go over the top, there is no better person to have alongside me, as Jamie Carragher.

I predicted at the start of this season, that he would probably get a coaching job at the club, come season-end.  And that is what I suspect has happened.......where behind the scenes discussions, in recent weeks, have probably led to such an agreement.

He was the king of last ditch saving tackles.  He was a shouter and a leader.  He led by example.  Istanbul saw him at his peak.  That Champions League final saw a man out on his feet, but still refusing to lay down.

We won't see his likes again.

He didn't need an armband to be a captain. Legend gets thrown about far to easily nowadays, but Carra really is. Body on the line in the call of duty.

We need a defensive coach or some sort of solution to our creaky defending.

If Rodgers doesn't fancy Coates, and is cooling on Skrtel, then that's 3 places need replacing, not just a central defender, but a leader.

Whilst I agree with Edward that he can do a job here and there, typically of him, it's not what he wants.

It's a sensible decision to understand the time is now, just like when he quit international football. He'll get a few more appearances here and there and go out on a high.

He'll probably make a half decent coach as you know he'll be motivated to succeed and will put in the miles learning.   
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Re: We all dream a team of Carragher's............
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2013, 08:42:50 PM »
Always preferred Sami  :)

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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2013, 09:29:22 PM »
Always preferred Sami  :)

Party pooper.  :D  Where's your Carra spirit?  :D
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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2013, 10:13:01 PM »
Party pooper.  :D  Where's your Carra spirit?  :D
Sure Jamie did his bit and had lots of character,
I have a lot of respect for his contribution. Just not
inclined to accord him legendary status. Stalwart
is where I'd be pitching.

If he was a legend where's the league title?

Again, just putting things in perspective here. I'd argue Stevie
has probably earned legendary status with his exploits over
the years even if he didn't win the league.

Too easy to forget a lot of lads who quietly came to the
club, quietly left the club contributed as much if not more
and then call Jamie a legend because he stuck around.
I'm not buying that.

A fine servant of the club, yes, legend?... :)


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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2013, 10:25:54 PM »
Sure Jamie did his bit and had lots of character,
I have a lot of respect for his contribution. Just not
inclined to accord him legendary status. Stalwart
is where I'd be pitching.

If he was a legend where's the league title?

Again, just putting things in perspective here. I'd argue Stevie
has probably earned legendary status with his exploits over
the years even if he didn't win the league.

Too easy to forget a lot of lads who quietly came to the
club, quietly left the club contributed as much if not more
and then call Jamie a legend because he stuck around.
I'm not buying that.

A fine servant of the club, yes, legend?... :)

Carra was very much like Keegan. He made the absolute most of the talent he had. If the players that Carra played with over his Liverpool had given every last drop as he has done he would have had a league winners medal.
Above average at reading the game, excellent organiser, never knew when he was beaten.
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Re: We all dream a team of Carragher's............
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2013, 10:32:14 PM »
I was really saddened when I read this today. I hope he is selected for as many games as possible for the remainder of the season.

Top comments from Edward, Dude and Tes. We will never see his like again. They should retire the 23 shirt with him.

Oh to be at Anfield for that last game against QPR. There'll not be a dry eye in the house.
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« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2013, 10:37:17 PM »
I was really saddened when I read this today. I hope he is selected for as many games as possible for the remainder of the season.

Top comments from Edward, Dude and Tes. We will never see his like again. They should retire the 23 shirt with him.

Oh to be at Anfield for that last game against QPR. There'll not be a dry eye in the house.

Agree totally about the 23 shirt. He's made it more than his own. With the '23 Foundation' also it would be a fitting tribute to his charity work. Let the number be synonymous with him and help awareness and recognition of the charity.
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Re: We all dream a team of Carragher's............
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2013, 10:42:01 PM »
If the players that Carra played with over his Liverpool had given every last drop
as he has done he would have had a league winners medal.
Dunno about that, I'd always pick Hyypia ahead of Jamie.

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« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2013, 03:27:17 PM »
They should retire the 23 shirt with him.

Oh to be at Anfield for that last game against QPR. There'll not be a dry eye in the house.

good idea re the 23 shirt, Ray.

yes, that final game, Sunday May 19th at Anfield against QPR, will be very emotional. 
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« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2013, 03:29:24 PM »
Dunno about that, I'd always pick Hyypia ahead of Jamie.

great shame that we couldn't hold onto Sami, Ed.  He is pulling up trees in Germany, with Bayer Leverkusen. 

they were in second, now third

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Re: We all dream a team of Carragher's............
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2013, 03:58:25 PM »
I was, of course, sad to hear of it as well though I wasn't really that surprised. In one of the Being: Liverpool episodes he reflects on missing out on family and kids and after being away so much for most of their growing up I can respect his decision. It leaves me somewhat empty and melancholic though.
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« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2013, 04:43:45 PM »
cheer up, Martin.  Worse things happen at sea.
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« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2013, 04:48:18 PM »
great shame that we couldn't hold onto Sami, Ed.  He is pulling up trees in Germany, with Bayer Leverkusen. 

they were in second, now third

http://www.statto.com/football/stats/germany/bundesliga
Yeah on both counts. Sami was the man!

http://www.goal.com/en/news/9/england/2009/05/08/1253806/jamie-carragher-prepares-for-liverpool-life-without-sami-hyypia


cheer up, Martin.  Worse things happen at sea.
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