Millwall vs Liverpool

Discussion in 'Liverpool' started by ULL NEVER WALK ALONE, Oct 23, 2004.

  1. ULL NEVER WALK ALONE

    Sep 29, 2004
    Chile
    Club:
    Liverpool LFC
    Nat'l Team:
    Chile
    I dont think rafa would put his Best XI ,taking in mind we have 3 games in 9 days (Blackburn,Depor,Birmingham).This wouold be my starting lineup
    ----------Dudek
    --Finnan--Traore--Hanchoz--Warnock
    --Potter--Biscan--Diao--Kewell--
    ------FSP----Mellor
    I think the starting lineup would look something like this,unless rafa wants to give playing time to Baros or Cisse,so they can score a couple of goals.
     
  2. liverbird

    liverbird BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 29, 2000
    Mars
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Once again I think Rafa will take a win but not complain if we lose. Etiquette calls for a [R]. I like most of the lineup. I also expect David Raven to play in place of Finnan. We shall see.
     
  3. Matt Clark

    Matt Clark Member

    Dec 19, 1999
    Liverpool
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    I'm not sure just how adventurous Benitez will be in an away game at the first hurdle. I actually think he would appreciate advancing into the next round in this, his first cup competition at Anfield. I think we will see a number of first-teamers being asked to actually do a job against what is certain to be a full-strenght Millwall side at a packed-out New Den.

    Dudek

    Finnan - Hyypia - Henchoz - Riise

    Kewell - Hamann - Biscan - Warnock

    FSP - Cisse

    Bear in mind that a number of players in the current Premiership/Europe first 11 would not be there were it not for injuries or other lack of cover. Finnan and Hamann being the most obvious examples, but Traore also, by extension. So we can reasonably expect them to play in the "minor" games as well in order to have given them a run. Certainly, I expect Kewell to play against Millwall as his continual struggle for form has already seen him benched by Rafa. This would be the sort of occasion where he is

    a) given the chance to play his way back into form and
    b) expected to deliver on that chance.
     
  4. royalstilton

    royalstilton New Member

    Aug 2, 2004
    SoCal
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ---
    A midtable Championship side at home will be a danger. If Benitez wants to win this game, he will need to play a better stiker duo than FSP and Mellor. So I agree with MC that at least one of his top two forwards will be on the pitch at the opening whistle. I also question the choice of Potter and Biscan together on the same side of midfield. Are they accustomed to playing together on the reserve squad? If so, then not a bad move, but if not, I think it begs for trouble, especially playing Traore at centre back on the same side.

    Finnan has been very active in the matches I have seen, overlapping the winger, making Liverpool very susceptible to counterattack on that side, I should venture.

    It comes down to Benitez' tactic in managing his resources. Blackburn should be a relatively easy fixture and three points earned, which will factor into the plan, allowing him to field a side that does not feature the XI that played against the Addicks. A win against Deportivo is virtually a must, and a huge challenge away from Anfield. The question arises whether Benitez will test performance of the "second string" against Millwall with a look ahead to the Blackburn match: if Warnock or Henchoz plays well against Millwall, does he play either at Rovers? My take is that he has to keep Alonso and Garcia sharp, because he is going to count heavily on their play against Deportivo.

    I look to his playing the first XI for 60 minutes against Millwall, minus a player or two, probably one or more of the Spaniards.
     
  5. Matt Clark

    Matt Clark Member

    Dec 19, 1999
    Liverpool
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Provisional squad for Milwall: Dudek, Finnan, Josemi, Carragher, Traore,
    Kewell, Riise, Baros, Pongolle, Henchoz, Diao, Warnock, Biscan, Mellor,
    Potter, Whitbread, Kirkland.

    No Cisse, Alonso, Garcia or Hyypia. But it looks like I was there or thereabouts on the idea that there will be number of "first-teamers" starting tomorrow.
     
  6. royalstilton

    royalstilton New Member

    Aug 2, 2004
    SoCal
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ---
    assuming the correctness of this august assemblage, i would marshal my forces thus:

    Duds​
    Fins Hench Djimi Riise​
    QL Biscuit Diao Warnock​
    Pong Baros​

    What language will they speak on the pitch? :D

    BTW, one should never stop listening to The Beta Band. The more Scots in the playlist, the better. Pull out a Del Amitri disc for good measure. And if you want a good laff, Belle and Sebastian.
     
  7. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
    The language is Scouse. All new signings are issued the book "Lern Yerself Scouse" by Fritz Spiegel. For more information go here.
    http://www.mikekemble.com/mside/scouse1.html
     
  8. Matt Clark

    Matt Clark Member

    Dec 19, 1999
    Liverpool
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Oh good. I shall now be spending the rest of the day trying to get my head around the concept of liking the Beta Band and yet still somehow managing to admit Del A-bloody-mitri into one's life. In the process, my head will likely explode and I never will find out whether the Rafalution is ultimately successful.

    I'm going to need a new sig ...

    ;)
     
  9. Matt Clark

    Matt Clark Member

    Dec 19, 1999
    Liverpool
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Actually, I think that might have to be an entry requirement to these boards from now on. You and I could set an exam. :D
     
  10. liverbird

    liverbird BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 29, 2000
    Mars
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I've got my copy of the book but was never really adept at languages. Perhaps we could establish a simple English language test though. :D
     
  11. Matt Clark

    Matt Clark Member

    Dec 19, 1999
    Liverpool
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Scouse is easy really. Just call everyone "la", abbreviate words randomly and swear a lot. :D
     
  12. royalstilton

    royalstilton New Member

    Aug 2, 2004
    SoCal
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ---
    while an appealing project, especially to Merseyside drudges, teaching Scouse by book sounds like a lost cause. i am hard pressed to imagine that a Pole, a French Swiss, two Frogs, a bleedin' Irishman, a Czech, a Senegalese (even if he speaks french), an Aussie, a Viking, a Yugo, and a midget from Ormskirk are going to sort out what's happening on the pitch.
     
  13. royalstilton

    royalstilton New Member

    Aug 2, 2004
    SoCal
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ---
    I'm completely gutted that you don't embrace Del Amitri's version of American roots rock. I should have known you are a true sophisticate, though you must forgive me for having parsed the fact that you are a Liverpool supporter into the equation. Sorry.

    I suppose you detest Belle and Sebastian, too.
     
  14. kopiteinkc

    kopiteinkc Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 1, 2000
    Shawnee
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    It was never a problem for Jan Molby. :D

    And Matt, Ken and I'll set the test, aren't you from Germany or something!? ;)
     
  15. royalstilton

    royalstilton New Member

    Aug 2, 2004
    SoCal
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ---
    By the name, I suspect he was a Dane. Well, listen to this:

    In 851, the Danes invaded North Umbria and imposed upon the locals a figurehead king, name of Egbert. And later, they imposed Danish Modern furniture on an unsuspecting world.

    Is that what you want, sir? Danes infiltrating England again? ;)
     
  16. AwayKit

    AwayKit Member

    Jul 23, 2004
    Club:
    Liverpool FC

    Okay, so I'm a big B&S fan, but I'm having the same problem associating their work with Del Amitri, have I been missing something (Aside from the title of this tread.) ?
     
  17. kopiteinkc

    kopiteinkc Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 1, 2000
    Shawnee
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Game on

    0-0

    Dudek injured early. But gets up.
     
  18. kopiteinkc

    kopiteinkc Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 1, 2000
    Shawnee
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Jerzy Dudek 1
    Stephane Henchoz 2
    Gonzalez Josemi 17
    Djimi Traore 21
    Zak Whitbread 37
    Igor Biscan 25
    Salif Alassane Diao 15
    Darren Potter 34
    Stephen Warnock 28
    Neil Mellor 33
    Florent Sinama Pongolle 24
     
  19. kopiteinkc

    kopiteinkc Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 1, 2000
    Shawnee
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    FSP breaks gets it to Mellor, shot blocked
     
  20. kopiteinkc

    kopiteinkc Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 1, 2000
    Shawnee
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Fast start, end to end stuff.
     
  21. kopiteinkc

    kopiteinkc Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 1, 2000
    Shawnee
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Biscan shot comes to nothing.
     
  22. kopiteinkc

    kopiteinkc Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 1, 2000
    Shawnee
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Now a Biscan header from a Potter cross, but goes wide
     
  23. kopiteinkc

    kopiteinkc Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 1, 2000
    Shawnee
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    FSP dribbles well and then fouled

    Diao crosses, cut out. All Liverpool at the moment

    15 mins 0-0
     
  24. kopiteinkc

    kopiteinkc Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 1, 2000
    Shawnee
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Josemi charges forward gets it to Mellor, broken up but Josemi forces a corner.

    Whitbread heads the corner back into the box and Diao scores! 1-0!
     
  25. kopiteinkc

    kopiteinkc Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 1, 2000
    Shawnee
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Biscan clears next Millwall attack

    Whitbread forward and Traore concedes a foul
     

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