The Golden Sky

Discussion in 'Liverpool' started by Liv'poolFaninAZ, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. Liv'poolFaninAZ

    Liv'poolFaninAZ New Member

    Oct 24, 2004
    Glendale, Arizona
    I've been thinking about these things for a while now and I just wanted to share my thoughts on why we all need to be grateful for where we are right now.

    Although Rafa Benitez may be too classy to blame injuries, I'm not so I'll tell you that the ONLY reason we are not in the top 3 right now is injury!!

    Look at our strikers; Djibril Cisse=Class, Milan Baros=Class, Fernando Morientes=Class and although people have disagreed with me on this one, Neil Mellor=CLASS!!!!

    Xabi Alonso showed us all that he was even better than advertised, and if he wasn't injured right now, we'd have the best midfield in the prem.

    Despite what people say about Harry Kewell I feel that he was just starting to find his feet when he got hurt, and was beginning to show signs of brilliance!

    Carra and Hyypia, what they lack in speed, they make up for in strength and grit!!

    Although our goalkeeper situation has been shaky, so has manure's and arse's, and we went and got hopefully the best prospect in Carson, only time will tell on that one.

    and this brings me to our captain Stevie G, we can all agree that he's THE absolute best midfielder in England, oh wtf EUROPE!!!! There's no telling where we can go with Stevie if the squad stays healthy, I'd say that with everything that has gone wrong for us this season thus far, the fact that we're still in the top 5 clubs of the prem should scare the rest of England!!!!

    Now I know that there's a group of people that are dying to say "But Stevie is leaving in the summer! wahh wwaaahhhw waaaahhh!" To them I say; If that's the case, can you tell me exactly how a bidding war between Real Madrid and Chelsea for the most coveted midfielder in Europe is a BAD thing for us?? Gerrard is one of those rare players that can help us if he stays or he goes!!!!! If Gerrard does leave can you IMAGINE what we'd get for him?? I'm thinking a couple class defensemen, another solid midfielder and we can start dusting the trophy case to make some room!!!!





    Just my thoughts !

    YNWA
     
  2. ScouseCat

    ScouseCat New Member

    Jan 10, 2003
    Melbourne, Australia
    It's great to have such an optimistic outlook! I'm not so sure I agree with you about Neil Mellor, but he did score the winning goal against Arsenal in extra time, so that makes him ok in my book.

    Now as for this midfield you speak of, who plays on the right?

    Kewell (LM) - Alonso (CM) - Gerrard (CM) - ????? (RM)
     
  3. TruReds

    TruReds New Member

    Jun 12, 2004
    KL
    Nunez has shown glimpses of brilliance:
    Kewell (LM) - Alonso (CM) - Gerrard (CM) - Nunez (RM)

    Or a make-shift midfield:
    1) Kewell (LM) - Hamann (CM) - Alonso (CM) - Gerrard (RM)

    2) Riise (LM) - Alonso (CM) - Gerrard (CM) - Smicer (RM)

    3) Riise (LM) - Alonso (CM) - Gerrard (CM) - ALT/FSP (RM)

    Enough to terrorise EPL, made Chelski so jealous Lampard gotta take down our lynchpin Alonso.
     
  4. royalstilton

    royalstilton New Member

    Aug 2, 2004
    SoCal
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I may be wrong about this -- I usually am about most things -- but I think it would be a fundamental tactical error to set Gerrard on a wing. This restricts too much the portion of the field he patrols. If you have him in the middle, on either side of central midfield, he basically has about 50% of the pitch to forage for balls. If you play him on the wing, that share is reduced, IMO.

    Of course, there are ways to organize tactical play to have him out wide where he is encouraged to penetrate diagonally or play up the flank, as coverage dictates, and have another player fill or overlap, but I still think that Gerrard will be more effective in a more central role.
     
  5. kopiteinkc

    kopiteinkc Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 1, 2000
    Shawnee
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Wright-Phillips, that would make me drool all over my cornflakes during our early morning matches :D
     
  6. Suss

    Suss Member+

    Aug 11, 2003
    New York
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Agree 100%. He is the perfect player for us.
     
  7. SuperElf

    SuperElf Member

    Jul 16, 1999
    Dallas, TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think I just made a little mess in my pants.

    We need some pesos first. We're about, oh, seven points away from being able to make a move for him.
     
  8. quentinc

    quentinc New Member

    Jan 3, 2005
    Annapolis, MD
    How much do you guys think Wright-Philips would go for. 10 mil possibly?
     
  9. SuperElf

    SuperElf Member

    Jul 16, 1999
    Dallas, TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think 10-12 is about right. But I also think he won't end up with us. Rafa is a smart enough cookie that a class right winger can't be lower than #2 on his priority chart for this summer, but dollars to donuts says he ends up with someone other than SWP. However, we've now drifted this thread drastically off the original sunny topic.

    If Gerrard, Cisse, and Alonso stayed healthy this season, we sit third in the table right now with 52 points. Discuss.
     
  10. ScouseCat

    ScouseCat New Member

    Jan 10, 2003
    Melbourne, Australia
    What odds would we get for overtaking Arsenal? :D
     
  11. soccer365-old

    soccer365-old New Member

    Jul 18, 2000
    Sony Pictures CA
    13-17 M. He is a bright young ENGLISH prospect. Therefore he will be overvalued. That's not to say that he isn't a good player.
     
  12. lackadaisical

    lackadaisical Member

    Jul 9, 2004
    memphis
    Oooooo I want to fondle him.... wait.. that isn't acceptable..
     
  13. Liv'poolFaninAZ

    Liv'poolFaninAZ New Member

    Oct 24, 2004
    Glendale, Arizona
  14. quentinc

    quentinc New Member

    Jan 3, 2005
    Annapolis, MD
    I never thought I would be excited to say that Harry Kewell is back in the lineup, but I am.
     
  15. Liv'poolFaninAZ

    Liv'poolFaninAZ New Member

    Oct 24, 2004
    Glendale, Arizona
    We could've used him last saturday, that's for sure.
     
  16. AwayKit

    AwayKit Member

    Jul 23, 2004
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Sure, good for Harry, but did you read the article? Yikes, I don't want Pellegrino near our first team! Seriously, I'm not sure I want him carrying water bottles for them.
     
  17. Liv'poolFaninAZ

    Liv'poolFaninAZ New Member

    Oct 24, 2004
    Glendale, Arizona




    I'm repping your avatar!
     
  18. AwayKit

    AwayKit Member

    Jul 23, 2004
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Thanks. Just trying to raise the spirits around here. Wink wink...
     
  19. Bjornebye

    Bjornebye Member

    Oct 12, 2000
    Grimstad
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Stig's just trying not to think about the notion that her tat will resemble a condor in a few years.

    :)

    Stig
     
  20. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
    :D :D Snort!!!
     

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