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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #1650 on: May 07, 2015, 06:22:49 PM »
Nah, it's likely everyone in Europe knew about him.

Problem is then that the kid knows about Man U & LVG.

I hate to retread old arguments but...IF LVG had been DoF,
we'd have been able to attract top talents such as Blind & Memphis.
Sooner people see that it is Rodgers and his Ego that is
holding back LFC, the sooner we can become contenders again.

if I could be a nit-picker and correct you, Ed.

Rodgers didn't even win the championship.  He *won* the play-off final on the 30th May 2011.......i.e. he won the third (and final promotion) spot in the championship.


Jesus, are you serious?

He couldn't even win the championship. FFS.

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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #1651 on: May 07, 2015, 07:01:42 PM »
Barticus, Firstly, I wasn't pointing my finger at you for being continuously derogatory about the club so sorry if I came across that way.

what is with you and endlessly repeating this lie?

I am most certainly not "continuously derogatory about the club".    Indeed, I was the one (probably one of the very few in here) who identified the 3-0 loss to Utd in December as a turning point in our season.

I offer a balanced assessment.   Unlike you, I do not crave to see a top manager like Rafa Benitez sacked. 

Unliike you - forver on your soapbox, preaching sermons, about what makes a superfan - to anyone who cares to listen.

Martin, Bart, Tes, Ed and others, repeat the same issues that I repeat.  But of course, you do not aim your venom at them...oh no, when you snipe in from the sidelines, it is always aimed at me.

Get out of your pulpit, and instead begin to appreciate the purpose of a forum.

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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #1652 on: May 07, 2015, 07:04:11 PM »
He couldn't even win the championship. FFS.

Yes.

Our owners sure were taken in when they appointed him.

I cannot imagine any other top club had any interest in him.
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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #1653 on: May 07, 2015, 07:30:42 PM »
what is with you and endlessly repeating this lie?

I am most certainly not "continuously derogatory about the club".    Indeed, I was the one (probably one of the very few in here) who identified the 3-0 loss to Utd in December as a turning point in our season.

I've read every post of yours from the 15th Dec (Utd defeat) to 2 Jan and every one either slags off the team, the manager, the owners or Ian Ayre. Oh, and your continuing nagging about bringing Rafa back. Can't find anything about the team turning a corner as we did. In the next 10 PL games we won 7 and drew 3.

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I offer a balanced assessment.   Unlike you, I do not crave to see a top manager like Rafa Benitez sacked.
No you don't. You belittle Gerrard, Rogers, Ayre and the owners. Rafa was sacked 5 years ago. Get over it.

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Unliike you - forver on your soapbox, preaching sermons, about what makes a superfan - to anyone who cares to listen.

Martin, Bart, Tes, Ed and others, repeat the same issues that I repeat.  But of course, you do not aim your venom at them...oh no, when you snipe in from the sidelines, it is always aimed at me.

They don't post stupid photos belittling the manager. That's what juveniles do. I'd expect more sensible posts from an adult.

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Get out of your pulpit, and instead begin to appreciate the purpose of a forum.

Unlike you I've never been barred from a forum. And if this one was moderated quite a few of your posts would get you in trouble.
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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #1654 on: May 07, 2015, 09:43:18 PM »
I've read every post of yours from the 15th Dec (Utd defeat) to 2 Jan and every one either slags off the team, the manager, the owners or Ian Ayre. Oh, and your continuing nagging about bringing Rafa back. Can't find anything about the team turning a corner as we did. In the next 10 PL games we won 7 and drew 3.
No you don't. You belittle Gerrard, Rogers, Ayre and the owners. Rafa was sacked 5 years ago. Get over it.

They don't post stupid photos belittling the manager. That's what juveniles do. I'd expect more sensible posts from an adult.

Unlike you I've never been barred from a forum. And if this one was moderated quite a few of your posts would get you in trouble.

In any other forum, photoshopped images are posted.  Indeed in the RAWK forum, they have now had a fixed thread on this very issue, for many years.

Every man and his dog has posted negative stuff on Rodgers, Ayres, Gerrard, etc.

Martin's well known for his positiveness, ahem, cough splutter  :) - but never does he get a cross word from you.   Why would that be. 

No, let's have some honesty here from the preacher.  You hate me.

I was always the one who, after putting up with your BS and digs, years ago, finally called you on your sermons about what a fan should be.   Your type exist in every forum.  And in the interest of balance, they are put up with.  But if you want a forum made up of people like you, you should go and get yourself a website and put up the forum software. 

How fascinating you would find such a community.  Would you reside there for long?  I suspect not.  It would be as boring as f.c.k.   Back in the real world, folk are passionate.  They air their thoughts.  Indeed, that is what kept Liverpool at the forefront of the game in the 70s and 80s.....brutal honesty. 

But football-wise, for the most part, I have always tended to be on the money (just like Tes and Bart).  You always play catch-up.   But that's no biggie.  Some folk have played, or been involved in football all their lives. and know what they are talking about...

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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #1655 on: May 08, 2015, 01:50:39 AM »


Rennes winger/forward Paul-Georges Ntep has held talks with Liverpool over a move to Anfield, according to reports in France.

The former France under-21 international has enjoyed an impressive season, scoring nine goals and laying on six assists.

His performances have caught the eye of Liverpool scouts, who have reportedly watched the 22-year-old in action several times.

Now a move appears to be close, with L'Equipe reporting that Ntep has visited Liverpool's training ground for talks.

The French newspaper claims the winger has been at Melwood twice in the past 10 days and Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is keen to push through a deal.

Ntep has attracted interest from other Premier League clubs, including Stoke City, but the player's preference is believed to be a switch to Anfield.
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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #1656 on: May 08, 2015, 01:55:23 AM »
most sites list him as a forward.

22 years old.

4 years in the french second division, from 2010 to Jan 2014 - and he netted 16 goals in 51 games.

Jan 2015 to now, in the first division, he has netted 14 goals from 35 games.

It's hardly prolific.....but hey, all that potential.


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« Reply #1657 on: May 08, 2015, 07:54:37 AM »
I've read every post of yours from the 15th Dec (Utd defeat) to 2 Jan and every one either slags off the team, the manager, the owners or Ian Ayre. Oh, and your continuing nagging about bringing Rafa back. Can't find anything about the team turning a corner as we did.
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« Reply #1658 on: May 08, 2015, 08:56:02 AM »
BBC Radio 5 Live have just announced that Memphis Depay has signed for Man Utd.

Without possession of all the facts it's impossible to say why he chose them apart from the obvious that he gets the chance to play in 6 CL games - half against Euro-dross. And Utd probably threw stupid money at him. If LFC did that the club would be hammered by most who frequent this board I suspect.

Talks between Depay and Liverpool stalled a few weeks ago.  Utd nipped in under our noses and the rest is history.



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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #1659 on: May 08, 2015, 07:58:16 PM »
Liverpool FC were never interested in Memphis Depay, says Brendan Rodgers
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/liverpool-fc-were-never-interested-9214290

Liverpool FC podcast: Brendan Rodgers was putting on a 'brave face' when making Memphis Depay comments
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/liverpool-fc-podcast-brendan-rodgers-9220439

Bloddy ell, those comments sections are red hot.

Reds fans are sure not happy with the great leader.



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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #1660 on: May 08, 2015, 08:04:15 PM »


Jan Molby: Liverpool FC shouldn't be too concerned about missing out on Memphis Depay
   
Our Liverpool FC columnist Jan Molby discusses Memphis Depay

I wouldn't get carried away with Manchester United signing Memphis Depay, a player we were supposedly targeting. He's a wide man, not a striker, and got his goals while playing for the best team in Holland – so this isn't something to be too disappointed about.

I had a look at him when we were linked and thought he would be a good bonus signing, but he doesn't fall into what Liverpool definitely need.

He's a typical Dutch wide man, he has real pace and ability to take on people. He also has good technique and is a set-piece specialist but I'm not convinced he's going to transfer his goalscoring into the Premier League.

Of course, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Luis Suarez scored in the Eredivisie and then the Premier League, but not everybody does.

But as for whether having Champions League would have helped secure him, I'm not convinced the players we signed last summer were because we were in the Champions League. That said, the club are now paying for the results against West Brom and Hull.

If we want to increase the quality of the squad, we need to have a look at the signings this summer.
Depay wasn't exactly what we need. Liverpool need a central striker, a goalscorer. Last season proved if you get a centre forward who can take pressure off everyone, others – Raheem Sterling, Philippe Coutinho – will follow with goals and everyone benefits.

We have to assume it is difficult to rely on Daniel Sturridge, he's had a difficult season and now he is recovering from a hip operation.

For five months we convinced ourselves everything would change when he came back, but nothing in football is that easy. You can't be wanting the top four and yet waiting for a player to come back.

Get a striker who is fit, proven at the top level and the rest will follow.
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« Reply #1661 on: May 08, 2015, 11:52:14 PM »
Jim Boardman aint supporting Brendan  :P

http://www.theanfieldwrap.com/2015/05/the-liverpool-job-came-too-soon-for-brendan-rodgers/

Glad to see someone with a clue calling it straight!

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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #1662 on: May 09, 2015, 12:02:29 AM »
Ntep has attracted interest from other Premier League clubs, including Stoke City, but the player's preference is believed to be a switch to Anfield.[/size]

Hopefully this doesn't give a clue to his true ability. And whilst we're on the subject of Stoke, are they going to do the decent thing and take Assaidi off our hands permanently having borrowed him for the last two seasons. They've managed to erode his value in doing so, so now give us a few quid and take the lad for good.
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« Reply #1663 on: May 09, 2015, 12:10:39 AM »
Without possession of all the facts it's impossible to say why he chose them

And Utd probably threw stupid money at him. If LFC did that the club would be hammered by most who frequent this board I suspect.

Nevermind not knowing the facts, in one go you've turned your own supposition into a fact and then used it to castigate everyone who posts on here.

If we overpay for a player, or pay him an inflated salary of which he's not deserving then of course the club deserves criticism for such stupidity.
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« Reply #1664 on: May 09, 2015, 03:38:38 AM »
Hopefully this doesn't give a clue to his true ability. And whilst we're on the subject of Stoke, are they going to do the decent thing and take Assaidi off our hands permanently having borrowed him for the last two seasons. They've managed to erode his value in doing so, so now give us a few quid and take the lad for good.

yes, Tes, I was also earlier going to make reference to that Stoke interest (in this new player we are supposed to be interested in).  Like you say, I hope it is not indicative of his quality.

agreed re Assaidi.  But knowing our top men, we will lend him for eternity, til he is due his pension (and/or worth nothing).

Most likely, these lads are on decent money at Anfield - money that no one else wants to take on.

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