2008/09 MOTM Thread

Discussion in 'Liverpool' started by Grinners89, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. Grinners89

    Grinners89 BigSoccer Supporter

    Jul 8, 2007
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    After every match...post your MOTM and player ratings if you want. Then we discussion can start after every match over our best performed players.

    We can start with Blackburn this weekend, given that the Chelsea match is one that we will want to forget.
     
  2. iCEMANGSCCC

    iCEMANGSCCC Member

    Jan 5, 2008
    Winston-Salem
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Masch for me, period.


    Maybe a case for Gerrard too



    i know i broke the rule of the thread, but unless masch goes and scores 20 own goals on us on purpose and shoots torres with a jellyfish, then he'll stay my 08-09 motm
     
  3. Grinners89

    Grinners89 BigSoccer Supporter

    Jul 8, 2007
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    I was making this thread for people to discuss MOTM for every match, but thats ok.

    Anway...Xabi has clearly been our best/most consistent player and has only had 2 poor matches (Middlesbrough & Chelsea).
     
  4. iCEMANGSCCC

    iCEMANGSCCC Member

    Jan 5, 2008
    Winston-Salem
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States


    Agreed with Xabi being our most consistent, but I think we'd be in a lot worse position without Masch than Xabi. Both are pretty much indispensible though. I digress from the topic at hand though, carry on :D
     
  5. liverbird

    liverbird BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 29, 2000
    Mars
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    OK I admit we are more than a bit head strong, the lot of us, but this is Man of The Match not Player of the Year. We should start with Blackburn.
     
  6. iCEMANGSCCC

    iCEMANGSCCC Member

    Jan 5, 2008
    Winston-Salem
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States



    ...I know, as I clearly pointed out in my first post. Any game Masch plays, he is a lock for MOTM in my eyes, period. VERY few exceptions.
     
  7. CCSC_STRIKER20

    CCSC_STRIKER20 New Member

    May 14, 2005
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hmmm...

    I wouldn't say VERY so strongly.

    Even in games Mascherano is in, one can make a case for several different players depending on how well they play.

    Usual candidates for MOTM are as follows:

    Gerrard, Carragher, Mascherano, Alonso, Kuyt, Torres

    Outsiders that sometimes get a look at MOTM are as follows:

    Riera, Skrtel, Reina, Benayoun
     
  8. AussieLFCfan

    AussieLFCfan Member

    Apr 24, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    For me I think it's usually Gerrard, Torres, Reina, Mascherano.

    Then; Carragher, Alonso, Kuyt.
     
  9. liverbird

    liverbird BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 29, 2000
    Mars
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Blackburn

    Due to the two goals -- Torres

    2nd MOTM -- Insua and Mash in an Argentine Twins package
     
  10. LiverpoolFanatic

    Liverpool FC, Philadelphia Union
    Feb 19, 2000
    Lancaster, PA
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    El Nino. Two fantastic goals.

    Insua and Riera played really well too though. Actually the entire midfield played well.
     
  11. CCSC_STRIKER20

    CCSC_STRIKER20 New Member

    May 14, 2005
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah. Torres because of the two goals.

    I thought Riera, Insua, and Mascherano also played well enough to deserve an honorable mention.
     
  12. liverbird

    liverbird BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 29, 2000
    Mars
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think an honorable mention is do for Stop N'gog. Even discounting the goal he was very lively and skilled in his cameo.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Kawklee

    Kawklee Mark

    Oct 30, 2008
    Miami
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This. Lets keep a MOM voting tally on the original post?
     
  14. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 30, 2005
    Sydney
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    I'll go with Torres- although he should've got a hatty- as should've Yossi- but thats being a hard marker! ;)
     
  15. Grinners89

    Grinners89 BigSoccer Supporter

    Jul 8, 2007
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    Chelsea vs Liverpool @ Plastic Bridge

    1. Xabi Alonso...great game.

    2. Mascherano

    3. Lucas


    These three were instrumental in keeping Essien, Ballack and Lampard quite. Yes Lampard got two goals, but they were after Masch was withdrawn and when we had no RB and a defence of just Carra, Skrtel and Aurelio.
     
  16. CCSC_STRIKER20

    CCSC_STRIKER20 New Member

    May 14, 2005
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Alonso was awesome.

    Such a shame we couldn't win in the end.
     
  17. liverbird

    liverbird BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 29, 2000
    Mars
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  18. AussieLFCfan

    AussieLFCfan Member

    Apr 24, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    Replace Lucas with Aurelio.
     
  19. Kawklee

    Kawklee Mark

    Oct 30, 2008
    Miami
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Aurelio was mediocre in defense. Not my pick.
     
  20. AussieLFCfan

    AussieLFCfan Member

    Apr 24, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    All our defenders were mediocre. He scored a nice goal and his free kicks caused trouble...
     
  21. Suss

    Suss Member+

    Aug 11, 2003
    New York
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    I vote Alonso. He was running the show in the first half.
     
  22. Grinners89

    Grinners89 BigSoccer Supporter

    Jul 8, 2007
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    I think you've got his position and role in the team confused for a winger.

    His first job is to defend, then he can attack. There's no use having a good attack if your defenders a conceding 3 goals per game. Yes he was fairly good in attack, but being completely outplayed in defence and looking slow, in both his mind and physically means he wouldnt make it near the top 3.
     
  23. AussieLFCfan

    AussieLFCfan Member

    Apr 24, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    Higher than Lucas :p
     
  24. Grinners89

    Grinners89 BigSoccer Supporter

    Jul 8, 2007
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    If you cant appreciate a his effort in containing Ballack and Essien especially, then you've probably been influenced by the media and those fans that hang shit our own players and you have pre-conceived ideas on Lucas before he even plays.
     
  25. liverbird

    liverbird BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 29, 2000
    Mars
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I thought he had a great game. And he had perhaps my favorite moment when with Chelski up 3-2 Dogmeat dove for a free kick for the 50th time. Lucas, the twenty year old, got in his grill and you could see him telling Dogbreath to get up and respect the game ---you are already winning try playing football. He even made the universal diving gesture at Dogboy. No screaming just telling him that he lacked class. I think Lucas is a keeper! We have the best combination of 4 midfielders in the world.
     

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