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Postby General Collins » August 14th, 2006, 11:52 am

Agree there's a lack of extreme pace at the back, but the goal from Wednesday night was just unfortunate. The back four were trying to play off-side, Riise got caught out and nobody tracked the runner from midfield.
As for yesterday, i was just disappointed with Finnan. Finnan should have seen that Agger was caught with two men to mark. Agger stepped up to challenge Kalou and Shev peeled away. Finnan should have been much closer to his centre back in the first place and it was sublime control by Shevy anyway.

We signed a fair few players for the back in the last 6 months. It'll take a little time for them all to settle.
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Postby Donny B. » August 14th, 2006, 11:54 am

General Collins wrote:What pleased me most about yesterday's victory was the manner in which we achieved it.
For the last few years i felt that Chelsea dominated us, even in the games that we won, but yesterday we were clearly the better team.
We created more chances and even without Gerrard, Bellamy, Alonso and Hyypia we were still the more assured side.
Everything yesterday was done at pace and that i feel is one of the main reason we were so successful.

Glad that all my blowing on about Agger was finally proved right yesterday. He was superb and his passing is Hansenesque


Well I think Rafa's plan is for Agger to get a lot more game time this season and gradually take over from Sami.
I missed the game (apart from the last fifteen minutes) how did Zenden get on in the middle of the park?
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Postby Duke Raoul » August 14th, 2006, 11:54 am

sarah_lennon wrote:Agger even took a few of the set pieces. Still no pace at the back though, the Shevshenko goal was identical to the Boccoli ( :lol: ) goal on Wednesday


It was speed of thought rather than speed of foot that did us for Sheva's goal (lovely finish btw). Finnan really should have been around on the cover.

How good were Momo and Zenden in the middle? They dealt easily with Ballack, Lamps and Essien, and that really set the tempo for what was an excellent first half.

The second half was disrupted by the substitutions, so it's much harder to draw conclusions from that. Nice to get the winner though.

I'm certainly happier now than I was last Wednesday. :D
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Postby General Collins » August 14th, 2006, 11:57 am

I can't believe how aggressive Zenden was, i always thought he was a bit of a girl.
Momo was simply outstanding - if he can improve his shooting then he will really take over from Viera, but he needs to start weighing in with about 10 goals a season.
Xavi looks a little of colour to be honest. I'd look at playing Gerrard and Momo in the middle and stick with Crouchy and Bellamy up front.
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Postby sarah_lennon » August 14th, 2006, 11:58 am

Yep, and if exercised properly the offside trap can be very useful and good at infuriating tempermental strikers. Arsenal made a team around it!
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Postby Donny B. » August 14th, 2006, 12:34 pm

General Collins wrote:I can't believe how aggressive Zenden was, i always thought he was a bit of a girl.
Momo was simply outstanding - if he can improve his shooting then he will really take over from Viera, but he needs to start weighing in with about 10 goals a season.
Xavi looks a little of colour to be honest. I'd look at playing Gerrard and Momo in the middle and stick with Crouchy and Bellamy up front.


Really?

Well maybe that's Zenden's best position then cause he never does a tap on the wing. I seem to remember he played quite a bit in the centre in his last season with Boro.
Momo's work-rate and athleticism is exceptional alright. He's nearly making himself undropable which will mean a difficult choice between Gerrard and Alonso if Rafa wants to play 4-4-2 with two natural wingers.
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Postby sarah_lennon » August 14th, 2006, 12:37 pm

No harm putting a bit of pressure on Steve G and Xabi, Xabi was off the boil for me last Wednesday
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Postby Duke Raoul » August 14th, 2006, 12:42 pm

sarah_lennon wrote:No harm putting a bit of pressure on Steve G and Xabi, Xabi was off the boil for me last Wednesday


Xabi was poor yesterday too. Interestingly, when the changes were made, Alonso came in for Zenden and Gerrard came in for Pennent and operated in that right-sided position. I think (hope!) he'll see a fair bit of service out there this year.
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Postby Duke Raoul » August 14th, 2006, 3:07 pm

Liverpool Champions League match postponed.

14/08/2006 - 2:49:19 PM

Liverpool's away leg for their Champions League qualifier with Maccabi Haifa has been postponed.

It will now be staged in Kiev on Tuesday, August 22.
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Postby sarah_lennon » August 14th, 2006, 3:09 pm

Wasn't it always that week? :?

No surprise in Kiev, suppose it is far enough East to satisfy Israelis I know Liverpool were pushing for Rotterdam, which is a bit cheeky.

Puts paid to ITV's "exclusive" that the match was going to be in Cyprus!!
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Postby Sea_point » August 14th, 2006, 5:49 pm

Sea_point wrote:
epaddy wrote:All this hype about the pool is fantastic. Cant wait for them to fall flat on their faces again.


The Liverpool FC Trophy Cabinet

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League Champions 18
1900-01 1905-06 1921-22 1922-23 1946-47
1963-64 1965-66 1972-73 1975-76 1976-77
1978-79 1979-80 1981-82 1982-83 1983-84
1985-86 1987-88 1989-90

European Cup Winners 5
1976-77 1977-78 1980-81 1983-84 2004-05

Football Association Challenge Cup Winners 7
1964-65 1973-74 1985-86 1988-89 1991-92
2000-01 2005-06

League Cup Winners 7
1980-81 1981-82 1982-83 1983-84 1994-95
2000-01 2002-03

Football Association Charity Shield Winners 15
1964* 1965* 1966 1974 1976
1977* 1979 1980 1982 1986*
1988 1989 1990* 2001 2006 ( * shared)

UEFA Cup Winners 3
1972-73 1975-76 2000-01

European Super Cup Winners 3
1977 2001 2005

Super Cup Winners 1
1985-86

Carlsberg Trophy 3
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Nothing more to be said.........


Well maybe a little more.... :wink:
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Postby epaddy » August 14th, 2006, 6:32 pm

Sea_point wrote:
Sea_point wrote:
epaddy wrote:All this hype about the pool is fantastic. Cant wait for them to fall flat on their faces again.


The Liverpool FC Trophy Cabinet

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League Champions 18
1900-01 1905-06 1921-22 1922-23 1946-47
1963-64 1965-66 1972-73 1975-76 1976-77
1978-79 1979-80 1981-82 1982-83 1983-84
1985-86 1987-88 1989-90

European Cup Winners 5
1976-77 1977-78 1980-81 1983-84 2004-05

Football Association Challenge Cup Winners 7
1964-65 1973-74 1985-86 1988-89 1991-92
2000-01 2005-06

League Cup Winners 7
1980-81 1981-82 1982-83 1983-84 1994-95
2000-01 2002-03

Football Association Charity Shield Winners 15
1964* 1965* 1966 1974 1976
1977* 1979 1980 1982 1986*
1988 1989 1990* 2001 2006 ( * shared)

UEFA Cup Winners 3
1972-73 1975-76 2000-01

European Super Cup Winners 3
1977 2001 2005

Super Cup Winners 1
1985-86

Carlsberg Trophy 3
1997-98 1998-99 1999-2000

Nothing more to be said.........


Well maybe a little more.... :wink:


Two defencive errors and Liverpool are the business all of a sudden. Who gives a fock about this well attended preseason friendly anyway
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Postby sarah_lennon » August 15th, 2006, 8:43 am

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Two defencive errors and Liverpool are the business all of a sudden. Who gives a fock about this well attended preseason friendly anyway



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Postby Duke Raoul » August 15th, 2006, 10:20 am

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Postby Sea_point » August 15th, 2006, 12:21 pm

epaddy wrote:
Sea_point wrote:
Well maybe a little more.... :wink:


Two defencive errors and Liverpool are the business all of a sudden. Who gives a fock about this well attended preseason friendly anyway


Two defensive errors, h'mmmm...??

If Chelsea play like they did Saturday, they'll lose more than the Charity Shield this season....

And I know who I'd prefer out of Sissoko and Ballack... :lol:

And I'd say the 21 year old Mo-mo is costing us a damn sight less than £121,000 a month the 30 year old Ballack is costing Chelsea over the next four years.

Even if we only finish top four this season, it's great to think Chelsea pour out three or four times our expenditure to play like that...
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Postby Duke Raoul » August 16th, 2006, 3:31 pm

Ireland U21 international snapped up by Mick.

Liverpool midfielder Darren Potter has undergone a medical ahead of a season-long loan switch to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The Republic of Ireland youth international, who spent a spell with Southampton in The Championship last season, has taken the necessary tests at Molineux and is likely to seal his switch in the coming days.

Potter featured in The Reds' UEFA Champions League qualifying campaign at the start of last season but was unable to break into Rafa Benitez's Premiership plans.

After first catching Wolves boss Mick McCarthy's eye during his time at St Mary's, Potter is now on the brink of joining the former Sunderland boss at his new club.

"Darren is here and he's having his scans," McCarthy told the club's official website.

"He's a talented player and we're hoping to wrap things up on his loan pretty soon.

"I watched him last year when he was playing for Southampton and he impressed me.

"He did excellently. He's a modern-day central midfielder, he is young and hungry and we are happy to see him here at Wolves."
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Postby sarah_lennon » August 16th, 2006, 3:46 pm

Decent player, but Rafa tried him on the right and he seriously lacks pace
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Postby sarah_lennon » August 17th, 2006, 9:54 am

:? :?




Liverpool are believed to be close to clinching the signing of Dutch international Dirk Kuyt.

Reports emanating from Holland claim Liverpool have won the race for the Feyenoord striker.

The Reds are believed to have beaten Newcastle to the punch for Kuyt even though Magpies boss Glenn Roeder was in Dublin on Wednesday to watch the payer in action for Holland.

Kuyt's future has been the subject of intense speculation all summer with a number of top clubs across Europe expressing an interest in signing him.

Liverpool are reported to have agreed a fee with Feyenoord for Kuyt and the Dutch club have given them permission to open talks with the prolific forward.

Kuyt is expected to arrive on Merseyside on Thursday to open talks and undergo a medical.

The former Utrecht man has hinted that he is close to sealing a move with Liverpool his preferred destination.

"There are a few clubs interested - but only one is my dream club," Kuyt told Sky Sports News.

"I don't want to say anything about that - but I think we can say more in a few days."

Liverpool could offer Dutch defender Jan Kromkamp as a makeweight in the deal with the player seemingly surplus to requirements to Anfield.

The FA Cup holders could also help fund the deal by selling Florent Sinama Pongolle to Lyon.

Lyon boss Gerard Houllier is a big fan of Pongolle having signed him when he was in charge of Liverpool and is considering bringing him back to France
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Postby Duke Raoul » August 17th, 2006, 9:56 am

Sign Huntelaar! :D
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Postby sarah_lennon » August 17th, 2006, 9:58 am

Duke Raoul wrote:Sign Huntelaar! :D

Agreed! It's on the official site now too! God I haven't seen much of this guy that impresses me, I hope I'm wrong like I was about Timmy!
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