Liverpool v. Newcastle [R]

Discussion in 'Liverpool' started by liverbird, Dec 18, 2005.

  1. liverbird

    liverbird BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 29, 2000
    Mars
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Return of little Mikie in an enemy shirt. Need to get back on winning ways.

    Lineup:

    ----------Reina
    Finnan--JC--Sami----Riise
    Gerrard--Xabi--Momo--Kewell
    -------Crouch--Morientes

    Dudek
    Garcia
    FSP
    Djimmy
    Cisse
     
  2. ULL NEVER WALK ALONE

    Sep 29, 2004
    Chile
    Club:
    Liverpool LFC
    Nat'l Team:
    Chile
    Now this match is far more importanta than the sao pablo affair.Anything but 3 points will make life real though if we wana challenge the top 2.Im sure well keep up our good EPL form,and hopefully another clean sheet.

    And i would agree with Liverbirds formation,but i would rather have crouch and cisse up front.The newcastle defence is poor,and we need to exploit that.
     
  3. T308

    T308 Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Southern California
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Agreed, and after today they'll be well rested...

    Lineup-

    ----------Reina
    Finnan--Cara--Sami--Riise
    ----------Momo
    ------SG--Xabi--Kewell
    ------Crouch--Cisse

    Carson
    Moro
    Garcia
    Didi
    Djimmy
    FSP
     
  4. quentinc

    quentinc New Member

    Jan 3, 2005
    Annapolis, MD
    I would move Xabi back, and put in Garcia instead of Momo. That lineup seems to work best for us.
     
  5. SuperElf

    SuperElf Member

    Jul 16, 1999
    Dallas, TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I like this, although I might have Didi screening the back four instead of Momo.

    Maybe we can have a proper minute of silence before this one, too. Damn Brazilians . . .
     
  6. T308

    T308 Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Southern California
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Didi can come on after the inevitable yellow is dealt to Momo (v. Shearer no doubt). I like the idea of Momo cruising around as a figure of menace in front of the back four. It'll give Mikey and Shearer a reason to keep their heads on a swivel.

    T308


     
  7. Red Bird

    Red Bird Member+

    Sep 30, 2003
    Oxford
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Winning ways, indeed. We need to be alert to little Mickey's artful ways. Yesterday he had about four cracks at West Ham and scored three times (granted the goalie was Roy Carroll). We need to put away any good of the openings we create.
     
  8. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
    Yes, seems Mikey's period if over once more. Better set Jaimie on him.
     
  9. Red Bird

    Red Bird Member+

    Sep 30, 2003
    Oxford
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    ... rather, any of the good openings we create :p
     
  10. 655321

    655321 New Member

    Jul 21, 2002
    The Mission, SF
    I'll be in OKC for this game...hopefully a relative will have FSC.
     
  11. liverbird

    liverbird BigSoccer Supporter

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

    It was West Ham after all. It is the midfield that matters. If we defend hard from the front Mikie won't have any service. Sami can handle Shearer, so it will be Jamie on his (former) roommate.
     
  12. SiriuslyCold

    SiriuslyCold Member

    Aug 3, 2004
    Malaysia
    Nat'l Team:
    Malaysia
    someone's gotta take care of Scott Parker... he's been somewhat turning it on for them

    it'd be interesting to see Shearer try and bully Carra

    speed-wise i think Traore's (gasp!) probably the only one who can catch Owen
     
  13. catenaccio_L'pool

    Oct 21, 2005
    Top Of The Table
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Croatia
    That was a weird hattrick by Owen in their last game...but they have what we lack--a deadly scorer...two of them...they dont need as many chances as we do to score...but we are a better team and in our EPL unbeaten streak we have usually controlled possesion and vs Newcastle it shouldnt (it wont) be any different...should be (will be) another win on our road to 2nd place cause lets face it...Chelsea wont drop any points...they just dont lose in the EPL...champs league is another story though;)
     
  14. royalstilton

    royalstilton New Member

    Aug 2, 2004
    SoCal
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Newcastle may be getting most of their wounded back from hospital. If Emre is able to go full tilt, then they will have a more creative midfield than against Arsenal ( the red card to Silva being what did the Gunners in ) or the draw with Villa. The Maggies have been playing very creditable football, and talking about Hammers as if they were completely second rate is foolish.

    Me, I'll be glad if Newcastle is unable to score, but I think they can prise a goal out of Liverpool's defences. The question, then, is whether the Reds can score two against a defense that will have the three Bs coming back from injury, if all can play. I like Liverpool's chances, but after the snakebit match against Sao Paolo, I fear the worst.
     
  15. royalstilton

    royalstilton New Member

    Aug 2, 2004
    SoCal
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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    i think your position is overstated. Shearer doesn't get handled, minimized, maybe
     
  16. Red Bird

    Red Bird Member+

    Sep 30, 2003
    Oxford
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    West Ham were duly punished for failing to covert territorial domination into goals as all li'l Mickey needs is a couple of sniffs at goal. My main worry is that we may not get away with the profligacy we showed againt Sao Paolo. We need to be ruthless with any chances we create, in which case Cisse (or Sinama-Pongolle) may be worth starting with, alongside one of Crouch or Morientes, to exploit any "switching off" by defenders.

    All indications are that the three B's wil be back as will Emre. Newcastle's biggest weakness has been right across the back line (they have a top shot-stopper in Givens, though). Emre is bloody good and Parker is alright but I think Solano is no longer the cutting edge he used to be.
     
  17. liverbird

    liverbird BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 29, 2000
    Mars
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Actually he needs to be elbowed a bit. I simply meant that he won't run away from anyone, and needs physical marking, which is right up Sami's alley.
     
  18. Red Bird

    Red Bird Member+

    Sep 30, 2003
    Oxford
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    If the referee's had been doing their jobs, he'd be sitting out this one.
     
  19. Bjornebye

    Bjornebye Member

    Oct 12, 2000
    Grimstad
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
  20. liverbird04

    liverbird04 New Member

    Nov 30, 2004
    momo is suspended for this game as is parker for newcastle so I expect to see alonso and gerrard in the middle of our midfield against newcastle and alonso and sissoko in the middle against everton .
     
  21. royalstilton

    royalstilton New Member

    Aug 2, 2004
    SoCal
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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    elbow in jaw, in the first three minutes, then once every eight minutes until half-time. repeat when necessary.

    Shearer is such a talent, but he's a bit on the crafty side ( dirty, but we can't say that, can we? ).
     
  22. quentinc

    quentinc New Member

    Jan 3, 2005
    Annapolis, MD
    Newcastle were basically owned against West Ham, but because of their sick counter-attackiing, they pulled four goals out of their ass.
     
  23. SiriuslyCold

    SiriuslyCold Member

    Aug 3, 2004
    Malaysia
    Nat'l Team:
    Malaysia
    thats a relief Parker is suspended. our cover for Momo is better than theirs for Parker :)
     
  24. docliver

    docliver New Member

    Jul 5, 2005
    It will be good to see Michael back at Anfield but he will be going home a loser this time . With Parker out they don't really have much of a midfield really and it's going to be clash of the giants when Sami and Shearer get it on on the pitch . We are looking to bounce back after the Paulo match and this could be a good one. The lads will STOP Owen . I predict 2-0 scousers. Don't really care who scores just put boot it in the back of Givens net.
     

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