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  1. Re: Official Liverpool Thread I think most of the sensible fans see it this way too . Dalglish is a legend, but he won't be able to save our season with the current crop of players. Quite frankly, this season is a write-off already and with no realistic prospect of even coming close to the CL places, Dalglish as a caretaker was the best option possible. I'm hoping his job will be to weedle out the players who don't have the passion to play for this football club and are only here for the status/the money. Briningi n a new man at this stage whilst the dry-rot of players was still on board w
  2. Re: Official Liverpool Thread Got up before the crows were out to make the long trip to Manchester only to see the game ruined within 1 minute of the start . Why does the English FA not get the hint that this man should not be refereeing Man U - Liverpool encounters? Or perhaps the English FA are not being given a choice In other news, Howard Webb was delighted to hear his services were to be further recognised in the form of an award. Having already been named in the Queen's 2011 honours list to be awarded an MBE for his services to football, he looked delighted to be announced as an MFE.
  3. Re: Who are you? - the forumers interviews Work commitments have forced me to an almost halt on this in recent times (flu season/injections, winter colds etc etc) . But hopefully I will be back up to normal pace in the next day or so
  4. Re: Official Liverpool Thread All irrelevant as I can't see Adebayor taking over a 50% wage cut to go anywhere. Unless he gets an offer from the continent from one of the top two or three clubs in Spain or Italy, I'm sure he'll be quite content to sit on the bench or in the reserves earning the wage he is getting. In a funny way, apart from the shenanigans on the training ground, his reputation is not being tarnished by sitting on the bench behind Tevez (and possibly Dzeko). He remains a desired player even though he's not playing and is getting paid fortunes to do very little. Many people's
  5. Re: Official Manchester City Thread According to this site 150K/week would put him in the top 10 highest earners in the world (although it is a little out of date particularly with recently signed contracts such as Rooney and Yaya Toure. But he should still be around the top 10): http://www.soccer-training-info.com/top_50_highest_paid_players_2010.asp
  6. Re: Official Liverpool Thread I would guess he is probably right and it's clear many fans were dubious of his appointment from the offset. I wouldn't however say that they didn't back him or turned against him, he was given a fair crack. The point is you can think like that as a manager, but you certainly shouldn't be making a statement questioning the fans backing of the team in a post-match interview. That was simply foolhardy and as far as I'm aware no top manager (or any manager in fact) would make such a blatant claim. Hence his backtracking was understandable and I'm surprised you fee
  7. Re: Official Liverpool Thread That's true But there is a famous English saying which I believe applies here...'if you look after the pennies, the pounds will take care of themselves'. It may only be a drop in the ocean in terms of the debt, but it is a drop nonetheless . It's a principle Liverpool FC as a whole have not applied in recent years in many ways and now they are paying the price
  8. Re: Official Liverpool Thread Benayoun to Chelsea for 6m Cole to Liverpool for free transfer Neither has played much for their respective new club since joining - I really don't see how it's been a good deal for Chelsea . Also not being a follower of Liverpool, you will be unaware that Benayoun was making noises about leaving Liverpool for most of last season so to get 6m for a 30-year-old who was unhappy at the rotation was pretty good business to be honest . Admittedly Joe Cole has been a big disappointment up till now, but still can't see how you feel Chelsea did great business there
  9. Re: Official Liverpool Thread Kuyt on the left? Mereiles on the Right (when he has performed well in the middle for quite a few games now)? Like for like substitutions when we're losing against the bottom team in the league at home (when we had one of the better home league records)? Moving Gerrard to the Right to accommodate Cole in the middle? Deary deary me. That has to go down as the most inept tactical management I have seen in my lifetime from a Liverpool manager. Lacking quality in the squad, player's low confidence, players afraid to get on the ball as they may make mistakes, fans n
  10. Re: Iniesta deal? You would be getting arguably one of the top three players in the world for a reserve striker in your team (you have Villa and Higuain) and a striker who has bags of potential but is probably 2-3 real life years away from achieving a rating which may justify a role in your team (6-8 SM seasons). You also lack real quality in the CM areas. I would accept and run before he realises how much he is giving away to you
  11. Re: Official Liverpool Thread I can understand people not wanting Rafa back and criticising his latter years, but the above statement is preposterous in my opinion. We are currently playing the worst football I have seen since some of the Souness days. We've been ok in some games and you could argue it's still a bedding in period for Hodgson to imprint his style, but sideways passing and then a long ball is the norm from most games I've seen. Perhaps you could argue it's because the more technically gifted players are woefully out of form, but there's no way we are playing better football t
  12. Re: Player sold without managers permission From another thread posted by a developer:
  13. Re: Player sold without managers permission I've been playing the game for over 3 years now and it's the first time it ever happened. There was a bug in the system some time last week and a few people experienced this. You just need to use the support system in place in-game and I'm sure SM will look into reversing it for you. But if you're leaving....
  14. Re: Official Liverpool Thread That's probably more a secret desire on your behalf to have him as the new Man City boss. Amazing what tricks the eyes can play when you have a deep-seated want
  15. Re: player of the year award flaw. A point per game reflects a common rating system used in various countries (although not so much England hence your surprise) to assess attacking player's success rate. A goal or an assist is given 1pt (although there are variations where a goal is given two points). On that basis Eto'o's 12pts (8 goals and 4 assists) in 11 games gives him an average over 1pt/game. Personally, I agree with Phil in that the player of the season does not give an actual award or something on the players history page as a keepsake so I'm not sure it's that important. Also in
  16. Re: Official Cricket Thread I think the reason the top order for the Aussies is failing is becuase they haven't let go of the mentality that they need to dominate from the off. Traditionally the Aussies always come in all guns blazing and with Hayden and co. they had the technique to come out attacking from the off and give the new ball bowlers a pummelling. But I think it's time to accept that: a) you're facing better bowling attacks with better plans for the batsmen age means you're not as agile as you used to be and you no longer have the technique to attack from the off Today's test
  17. Re: Young Payers Going Up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Remember this post:
  18. Re: Paymo for Qatar Not Working!!! I've been reliably told by one of the SM developers (through my work as a community admin) that this issue is usually one which SM cannot resolve as it is related to whether Paymo allow SM shop purchases through their service. For some reason they sometimes withhold this service (for certain countries). The last time a member posted a similar query, they were advised to e-mail paymo detailing the problem you have and they should be able to resolve the issue
  19. Re: Premiership 2010/2011 Disscussion Sorry mate, that post was a little tongue-in-cheek (although I'm surprised the arranged fee didn't give that away) Apparently Sam had designs on getting a good transfer kitty in January, which clearly wasn't forthcoming. There's been murmurings in the press since the new owners came on board and it hasn't really surprised me PS I hope I didn't clog up the NOTW website
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