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Once this season is over, we will not only look back at what we did right or wrong but also what should be done to capitulate on the good points and rectify the things that went wrong. That includes the buying and selling of players:) The management should and will look into individual performances of the each of the players throughout the season and then enter the transfer market and act accordingly.........

Some of my ideas and views.....

Defenders
We have two many players at right back:rolleyes: When Babbel is back (I hope it's soon:rolleyes: ), there will obviously be no place for Papa Smurf:tongue: I would rather keep Wright as backup for Babbel;) As for Xavier, he can warm the bench:D As far as I know he can play as centre-back too....so he can be back up for H-H. Carragher and Vignal covering for left-back? This is where I am a bit doubtful. Should we try to buy Wayne Bridge?

Midfielders
Well.....I have been a fan of Smicer and Berger for a long time now but I think it's time for both of them to go. This season should be their last at Atnfied. In place of them, the one and only obvious name of a genuine winger comes up.......Overmars;)
Houllier......BUY HIM!!!!!!!!!!:D Riise is very good for the left wing......Overmars can fit in quite nicely in the right flank:) Gerrard, Hamann and Murphy in the centre of the midfield is okay. Macca should retire and as back up for the 3 above, we should buy another genuine attacking midfielder.....Barry Ferguson? Joe Cole? David Dunn?

Strikers
IMHO, we should leave this department almost untouched. Other than finishing the signing of Anelka (anyone arguing this one?:) ), I think there isn't much to do here......unless of course GH is thinking of pushing Litty out the door:rolleyes: :(

So guys and gals.......what do ya think?;)
 

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GH is still working towards an AWESOME squad,so...

IMHO,GH would like to have 3 players for every position.Xavier & Wright will both play games next year,but we all know Markus is ahead of them when push comes to shove.Vignal & Carra will be joined by a new left-back,with Carra being cover for both these guys.In the centre,SH & SH have not had a break for 2 years now!!!So,Markus/Carra have shown that they are VERY capable in the centre,and will nurse-maid the new recruit,in the games that Sami & Steph are rested i think.

We all know the names that have been mentioned for the left-wing spot,but there are certainly many other candidates for that role.Lest we forget,when Robbie was sold,Houllier surprised everyone with Anelka who hadn't been linked with us at all.So,we all know who we'd like to have,but just in case we should keep an open mind.There are up to half a dozen player that could come in & make that berth their own.While Berger & Smicer could realistically both be sold,Berger may be retained and used more as a central midfielder.He just doesn't have the speed down the left-wing,and after all has spent most of his NT career in the middle.Then he could get some more shots in,which would take a little of the scoring burden off the likes of Owen & Heskey.Anyone who's seen him play knows that B.Ferguson is 1 of the best DM's around,should he join us it would be to give even more protection to the defence,thus enabling us to attack more often & hopefully with greater freedom and flair.Perhaps,someone will leave who shouldn't??:eek:


The strikers are fine,except that whether Anelka joins or doesn't,unless we stay in all the competitions untill late on,there isn't enough room for 5 strikers - so somethings got to give:frownani: :cry: .Good luck Jari,we all love ya!
 

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Wayne Bridge would be a great buy. Jamie Carragher, although a useful utility player gets shown up by tricky wingers and also offers nothing in attack whereas Bridge really does overlap well and can put some great crosses in.
In midfield, we need more creative ability. I have never been a fan of Smicer or Berger, so obviously I agrree that they should both go along with McCallister and Biscan. Murphy should stay as a backup to be used in those Premier league away games whre we need to close down the opposition, but not as a first choice when we need to attack. Barmby could still do a job for us. Were he to enjoy an injury free season, he could be used as a link between the midfield and attack just as Beardsley used to be. We really do need to buy creative players though. Dunn, Emmerton and Ferguson are good but more defensive than creative. Kewell would be an option and there is a lot of talk at the moment that we may be preparing a £20m bid for him in the summmer. Del Piero would be a great buy and might yet be available. Overmars probably wouldn't appeal to Houllier as he does not shoulder his share of defensive work and he does tend to blow hot and cold.
Truly creative players are probably the most difficult to find, but the World Cup may throw up a few that we haven't really thought about.
 

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For the left-wing,let me elaborate further with little list:

Bouma(PSV)
Duff(Blackburn)
Micoud(Parma)
Kewell(Leeds Utd)
Van Persie(Feyenoord)
Van der Vaart(Ajax)

For the right :

Emerton(Feyenoord)
Van der Meyde(Ajax)
Dalmat(Internazionale)
Joe Cole(Hammers)
Boateng(Panathanaikos)


Striker :

Anelka(PSG)
Cisse(Auxerre)
Kezman(PSV)
Kluivert(Barca)
Trezegol:drool: (Juve)
Del Piero(Juve)


The point is,there are so many options now.While we weren't even seen as contendors by some players abroad,not so long ago,we now clearly are the team of the present & the future.All thanks to GH's short-term & long-term strategy.We are now in a position to dictate,and pick & choose.A few years back when Desailly left Milan,we tried to sign him.He said no,and chose Chelsea because as he put it"they have MORE ambition":mad: :rolleyes: .I was angry about the nerve of this guy.Then a couple of years ago,i saw Souness on a show.and Liverpool came up(just as GH had sole command),and Souey said he felt it would be very hard to attract the big names because they all wanted to play for a London club or the MU(then current champions).You could see he still loves LFC,but felt it was now beyond us to scale the greatest of heights again.When Anelka signed on loan,he talked of how GH had to tell him about the club,our heritage & achievements,which was a major part in agreeing the loan.It may be hard for us fans to take,but it's the reality we face.So,playing & winning ugly this year is a means to an end.The list above is just a selection who are good enough,i'd love to hear other people's suggestions.:)
 

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For the left-wing,let me elaborate further with little list:

Bouma(PSV)
Duff(Blackburn)
Micoud(Parma)
Kewell(Leeds Utd)
Van Persie(Feyenoord)
Van der Vaart(Ajax)

For the right :

Emerton(Feyenoord)
Van der Meyde(Ajax)
Dalmat(Internazionale)
Joe Cole(Hammers)
Boateng(Panathanaikos)


Striker :

Anelka(PSG)
Cisse(Auxerre)
Kezman(PSV)
Kluivert(Barca)
Trezegol (Juve)
Del Piero(Juve)
Wow, 17 transfer suggestions and 2 of them British. Brilliant. :rolleyes:
 

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Do you really want to get into this???

It seems you only show up to have a go at someone,or is that just a co-incidence.Whatever.

As for ,the issue,if you're interested - 17 suggestions and only 2 british.Well,let's see personally i's love to get Carrick + Joe Cole + Wayne Bridge + Kieron Dyer...and possibly a couple of others too.


But please tell me,in your opinion Paulinho,are english players over-priced or not?I

If the answer is yes,then let's get to the crunch shall we.How much would Joe Cole & Kieron Dyer & Carrick cost us???£50M,£60M??Do we have that much to spend???????

Wake up.

Of course there may be a total of 17 players there,but we need only 4 or 5 overall.But you certainly seem to have an "agenda" regarding my post(s).You know what i mean.

If you had your way,we'd sign,as you put it "innocent" players like Bowyer & Woodgate.So seeing as you have facist sympathies,perhaps you're better off setting up a Verona forum,or joining the Naziale forum in Serie A.
 

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Wait, you suggest English players are overpriced, and you solution is to buy Trezeguet, Alex DP or Kluivert? I can't even fathom the amounts we'd have to spend to get them.

And, yes, you're damn right I'd like to see Bowyer in a 'Pool shirt. I trust courst to decide who's guilty more than I turst crackpots like you.

So seeing as you have facist sympathies
Actually, I've been voting socialist ever since I could, and I don't see how liking Bowyer makes me a fascist...or how beating someone up would make Bowyer a fascist.
 

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The situation that DP,or Kluivert find themselves in at their current clubs would make their transfer sums large,but bettervalue - if you can comprehend that.As opposed to being forced in to paying something like £18-£22M for a talented but un-proven Joe Cole.Where possible GH has bought british.After all,he wanted Rio Ferdinand but was not willing to pay the price West Ham wanted,and be sure the hammers would try it on again.By the nature of our ground capacity,we are fighting an uphill battle when it comes to total transfer funds - so we have to generate it through a good run in the CL-this year being our 1st attempt,so it will take time.But i suspect most here would rather we got the right player for theright price - irrespective of where they are from,maybe you dis-agree:rolleyes: .

Socialist?Well,it's easy to say - but most of the posters living in ENGLAND know that Bowyer is guilty,and no i don't read the Sun.If you had any sense,you'd know that is a Murdoch-owned,Conservative,racist rag.Not what most LFC fans use to get an accurate view of things.All the papers here carried the story,and although they played down the racial part of the story,Bowyer was proved to be a liar amongst other things - and has a history of being a thug - on & off the pitch.You are the only 1 who cannot accept the truth regarding Bowyer & woodgate.If i'm a crackpot,because i want racism & thugs out of football,then hopefully i'll be a crackpot till i die.

You're a popular guy Paulinho.If you ever come back to England,let me take you round a few areas where you can air your views,and let's see how long you last...i mean get on ;) .
 

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I don't have a problem with foreign players, but I have a problem when you go abroad looking for players you can find at home. We had a striker better than any of the guys you listed and we sold him for a measly 10 million pounds. So, if Leeds can get a world-class English striker for that amount, how can you say English players are over-priced? Should we pull a Man U and buy a completely useless Argentine for 30 million? Crespo might be up for sale this summer.

Whether or not Bowyer is guilty is not the point. This has nothing to do with football. Maradona is a coke-head, gun-toting, good-name-of-socialism-besmirching lunatic, but that doesn't take away from his football skills. Despite all those things, he was one of the best ever. Babe Ruth was a women-beating alcoholic, Bruce Grobbelaar may or may not have bet on games, the list goes on and on. The point is, this shouldn't matter. This guys are paid to play football, and if they can do that, good for them. The rest of the stuff is a matter for police and courts.

Oh, and for the record, beating up someone who's Asian doesn't make one a racist. Beating someone up because they are Asian does. Even you have to admit that there's little or no proof that was the case.
 

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Calm down, people. To the both of you, refrain from touching into politics. You can discuss this with passion and pride, but remember that politics is out of the window.:)

paw;)
 

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Is it really?

Well,thanks for making that clear - i know where i stand with the mods here,it's good to know censorship is universal.And let's be clear I didn't start this,our popular pseudo-Canadian friend did.I merely suggested some possible targets:rollani: :rollani:.

Getting back to the subject,can anyone suggest any natural left-footed wide-left english midfielders?

As for you,Paulinho,there was evidence - but you don't want to see the truth,so we'll agree to dis-agree.

So,once again,if anyone has any suggestions please feel free to contribute.
 

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Getting back to the subject,can anyone suggest any natural left-footed wide-left english midfielders?
Nope, but I can think of an Irish lad, and as far as I can tell, you share my admiration for him.

I have nothing against foreign players per se, I question the ability of some to adapt to english football. Lets face it, Premiership is one of the most difficult leagues for a player to succeed in. Just take a look at some expensive foreign flops this season: Veron, Zenden, Balaban.

GH brought in quite a few players who failed to adapt to english football, from Sean Dundee to Bernard Diomede. This is why I'm in favour of buying someone like Duff. He's a quality, young player and we know he won't have trouble adapting.
 

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Dundee was actually an Evans signing way before GH came to the club
 

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Paulinho said:


GH brought in quite a few players who failed to adapt to english football, from Sean Dundee to Bernard Diomede. This is why I'm in favour of buying someone like Duff. He's a quality, young player and we know he won't have trouble adapting.
More names to that basket: Dudek, Hamann, Henchoz, Hyypia, Riise:D
 

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