Liverpool Rumours Archive September 03 2010

 

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03 Sep 2010 23:18:42
Michael Owen carried the liverpool team in the early 2000's, if it wasn't for him, Liverpool would have been in a lot worse a position, as Fowler was constantly injured and Heskey wasn't prolific enough. Okay he left under a bad storm, but christ, Robbie left for Leeds, (at the time a bloody rival), whereas Owen left for what looked like, on paper, a team at the time that was more likley to attract success. The only way I really remember this now, is watching LFC TV and it brings back some memories, most of them not so good, (I can't believe for a season or two, Babb and Staunton were our centre Halves and a bad Brad Friedel in Goal).
No-one likes their idols to leave, but the year he left, Baros did more running for the team in a month, than Owen did his whole time here, which was the basis of our european success. I know, before anyone pipes up that Baros was attrocious at scoring, but he worked as a team player.
The money we got for him was fair for LFC's lack of funds at the time along with the fact he only had a year left on his contract. Devil's advocate could say if he was that important to us at the time, money shouldn't have been an issue and we could have refused to sell and kept him for the good of the club, knowing he could have left for free.
What happens if Torres refuses to sign another contract, does he then just become a sellable asset, or does his intergral value to the team become more than just a transfer fee?

Pablo

To be fair Pablo Fowler didn't want to go but Houllier knew Owen's potentional and didn't think the two of them could play together hence the signing of Heskey which to be honest was a good partnership with Owen.

We are not doubting Owen's football ability's it's his loyalty which we know Torres has plenty of both.

Blair Mayne YNWA {ed's note - a lot more of it was down to Owen not wanting to play alongside Fowler, he wanted to play alongside Heskey. Fowler took too much of the limelight I guess, he didn't like being second fiddle.}

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03 Sep 2010 23:18:35
Michael owen was always Mr England. I don't knock him for joining the mancs to get the best out of what he could, he never ever said that he was a Liverpool die hard, that showed when he let his contract run down. He only signed for the mancs so he cud be in the limelight and try to get into england reccogning, but he would never ever be classed as a LFC legend, yes he may have been brilliant when he played for us, yes he may have scored a tremendous amount of goals , but a true red would never sign for the mancs. Its obvious that we got the best years out of him and Michael Owen will always put himself b4 any loyalty.

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03 Sep 2010 22:29:14
Michael Owen carried the liverpool team in the early 2000's, if it wasn't for him, Liverpool would have been in a lot worse a position, as Fowler was constantly injured and Heskey wasn't prolific enough. Okay he left under a bad storm, but christ, Robbie left for Leeds, (at the time a bloody rival), whereas Owen left for what looked like, on paper, a team at the time that was more likley to attract success. The only way I really remember this now, is watching LFC TV and it brings back some memories, most of them not so good, (I can't believe for a season or two, Babb and Staunton were our centre Halves and a bad Brad Friedel in Goal).
No-one likes their idols to leave, but the year he left, Baros did more running for the team in a month, than Owen did his whole time here, which was the basis of our european success. I know, before anyone pipes up that Baros was attrocious at scoring, but he worked as a team player.
The money we got for him was fair for LFC's lack of funds at the time along with the fact he only had a year left on his contract. Devil's advocate could say if he was that important to us at the time, money shouldn't have been an issue and we could have refused to sell and kept him for the good of the club, knowing he could have left for free.
What happens if Torres refuses to sign another contract, does he then just become a sellable asset, or does his intergral value to the team become more than just a transfer fee??

Pablo

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03 Sep 2010 22:25:54
So the people who clicked unbelievable on my plan squad to make us a force think sanchez, suarez, jeffren, auslin, and honda would not make us a froce nice one!

ROUND ROBBEN

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03 Sep 2010 22:12:09
{ed's note - utter and complete lies! Rafa practically begged him to stay but he wanted to leave. You are talking complete rubbish, he had already informed Parry that he would not be signing a new contract, that is why he was sold to Madrid before he ran down his contract and left on a free. He forced his way out and it has been a disaster for him, couldn't happen to a nicer chap.}

Come on Ed! Don't sit on the fence. Your hiding your dislike for Owen quite well! What is it you don't like. Is it like Carragher said, that scousers didn't really see him in the same light as Fowler, Gerrard & Carra? Or maybe personality! ?

The Irish Rover {ed's note - I just never liked him as a person, he was always all about the money and never had the pride in the shirt that Fowler and Carragher have. He only ever saw Liverpool as a way of getting in the England team and a way of affording horses.}

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03 Sep 2010 22:05:22
To the person who wrote Gai Assulin to join in January, because LFC only registered 21 players, I believe Assulin or any other free agent could join as a free agent and be added at any time, not just in Jan

Please correct me if I am wrong on this. Also according ti Wiki, (I know its not the most relieable source), that he is to join City

All this being said, he would be a very useful addition, if he could get a work permit

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03 Sep 2010 22:02:29
03 Sep 2010 21:36:45
Well it's been found to be true - the ED who is a so called Liverpool fan, is'nt after all - he is ignorant to the facts - like a lot of Kopites i sat with - Michael OWEN left Liverpool, after scoring 158 goals in 279 games, an incredible record, because PARRY sold him behind his back, fact REAL MADRID where told he was available, without his knowledge, and any professional footballer , when he found out a club doesn't want him would leave - the name ALONSO springs to mind. So when OWEN turns up tomorrow, cheer him for what he did for Liverpool, not what the ignoramus's think he did wrong. {ed's note - utter and complete lies! Rafa practically begged him to stay but he wanted to leave. You are talking complete rubbish, he had already informed Parry that he would not be signing a new contract, that is why he was sold to Madrid before he ran down his contract and left on a free. He forced his way out and it has been a disaster for him, couldn't happen to a nicer chap.}

ED's 100% right Rafa begged him to stay i didn't know that about Parry but in one of Rafa's 1st press conference's he confirmed that he wanted the Rat/ Owen to stay.

Blair Mayne YNWA

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03 Sep 2010 22:02:03
{ed's note - I am the original editor, hence why I questioned the sun reference. I was really hoping you had given that dirty scum rag the time of day mate.}

wa u mean?

ROUND ROBBEN {ed's note - have you never been told about the lies they printed after the Hillsborough disaster?}

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03 Sep 2010 22:01:41
RE "03 Sep 2010 21:42:32
How many of the people on this site, and be honest, would have wanted torres before he joined, most of you probably wouldn't of had a clue who was when we signed him, but i did, he was my player of 2006 WC when he was in my WC sun team, ever since then i followed him and he became my second fav. player (next to garcia) the following year he joined and garcia left.but clicked believable if you wanted him before we were officially linked with him, cuz i swear down that i did.

Spot on mate, I had his name on my white away shirt the day it came out. .4 weeks before he signed i was so confident! did the same this year with Coley, panicked a bit when he was unvailed as 14 tho, id already got him printed with 10! got lucky that he changed eh!

(i could be naive and get aguero with 7 on it in january?!?)

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03 Sep 2010 21:42:32
How many of the people on this site, and be honest, would have wanted torres before he joined, most of you probably wouldn't of had a clue who was when we signed him, but i did, he was my player of 2006 WC when he was in my WC sun team, ever since then i followed him and he became my second fav. player (next to garcia) the following year he joined and garcia left.but clicked believable if you wanted him before we were officially linked with him, cuz i swear down that i did.

ROUND ROBBEN {ed's note - sun team?}

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03 Sep 2010 21:37:54
Sammy lee isn't to blame for our bad season, although he is not great it's not his fault,
a while back someone called into this is anfield and stated that roy evans should be assisstant manager, and i agree myself.

ROUND ROBBEN {ed's note - I would love to see Roy Evans back at the club, the coaching would improve no end with his involvement.}

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03 Sep 2010 21:36:02
Hello, I do not claim to be in the know, but there is speculation in the Arab Emirates that Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has launched another takeover bid for Liverpool Football Club.

Dubai previously walked away and would not deal with the American owners, but now Mr Broughton a horseracing fan like His Royal Highness, is in charge the situation has changed.

Amanda Staveley is involved in talks which could lead to a formal offer.

I feel this could be a positive move for Liverpool.

What do other Reds fans think of this takeover

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03 Sep 2010 21:32:02
Blair Mayne YNWA {ed's note - I couldn't bring myself to cheer him, I never liked his attitude while at the club, but I wouldn't ruin Carra's day by giving Owen abuse.}

I think that's the conundrum ED and why Carra has been so vocal about it in the past few days.

So just for Carragher just say nothing but for me he's a rat not just because he plays for MAN'URE but he didn't even give Rafa a chance and i'v lost all respect for him ever since.

Blair Mayne YNWA

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03 Sep 2010 21:31:56
03 Sep 2010 10:32:35
This plan would make liverpool a force and it could be a good idea.

january:
in:
Sanchez
Suarez(takeover)/ LLorente(no takeover)
Gai assulin(you guys seem to like him)
out:
lucas
babel
(sorry said this before they should find a club who will give them first team football)

summer:
in:
Jeffren(Winger[any other suggesttions])
honda(would be a great signing)
striker(Just to have another one there[any suggesttions])

out:
maxi(could raise funds still rated in spain and argentina)
deadwood(itandje, degen, maybe even jovanovic if he doesn't buck up his ideas[if this happenned i would feel sorry for him])

what do you think ppl, ed? good plan eh?

ROUND ROBBEN {ed's note - looks great on paper, shame it is not likely to happen. It is so easy this management lark isn't it?}

Believable (4)Unbelievable (43)

why are you clickign unbelievable i never saddid it would ever happen i said it would make us a force even ed agrees with me, this is the truth this team would make us a force therefore it is believable, and the post quote was meant for banter so click believable if you agree this team would be good!

ROUND ROBBEN {ed's note - it was my fault, I posted it in the wrong place.}

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03 Sep 2010 21:25:06
"To Roy who wrote this:

"(My gut feeling: Sami Lee is this reason)"

Now really this is a bit much. Are you really blaming Sammy Lee for last season's farce?

Complete nonsense.

Rormac"

I might be completely wrong, but been reading few forums and blogs liverpool related for years now and in the past 12 month there were few blogs/ posts suggesting many players do not get on with Sami and his training methods, Gerrard had a big bust up with him last year and Torres is not so impressed either (blaming his injuries on the training methods) . ok it might 've been complete bull, but there were many of them (few months back).
Ed : Do you have any idea about Sami's relation with the players?!
Roy {ed's note - I am not a big fan of Sammy Lee, his coaching is very poor in my opinion, and he is not respected by the players. The players are nothing like as fit as they were before Sammy took over the training and there is no technical improvement in the players either. For me, he is a weakness, especially as he has no kind of control over the players.}

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03 Sep 2010 21:16:50
Not a rumour but a question.

Would you give Owen a good reception if you were going to Carragher's Testimonial tomorrow?

Bel if you would and Unbel if you wouldn't.

I'll start the ball rolling I wouldn't!

Blair Mayne YNWA {ed's note - I couldn't bring myself to cheer him, I never liked his attitude while at the club, but I wouldn't ruin Carra's day by giving Owen abuse.}

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03 Sep 2010 21:08:32
03 Sep 2010 20:51:37
03 Sep 2010 19:21:23
SHEIKH COMPLETES ANFIELD TAKEOVER
Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, also known as Sheikh Mohammed, has taken over Liverpool. Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, the Sheikh has bought out co-chairmen Tom Hicks and George Gillet, who took over in early 2007. It is believed that he paid £550 million to buy the club, and is looking to get a new manager in, after Rafael Benitez failed to deliver Champions League football, or a trophy, in the 2009/ 10 season.

In a move not dissimilar to the takeovers at Chelsea and Manchester City, Liverpool's new manager could be given a transfer war chest of nearly £250 million as Sheikh Mohammed looks to deliver trophies to Anfield immediately. The takeover could also see Liverpool's plans for a new stadium come to fruition, after doubts that the American co-chairmen were able to fund the plans for Stanley Park.

The media have already started linking Liverpool with a whole host of world class players, including Valencia duo David Silva and David Villa, but it will all depend on who becomes the manager of Liverpool, a position that is now one of the most attractive in world football. The papers have already speculated that Jose Mourinho is on the Sheikh's list for the hot-seat, with Guus Hiddink not far behind. He refused to reveal who was on his managerial shortlist, but that hasn't stopped the rumours flying.

Richard Pedder, of Liverpool FC's Supporters' Club, had this to say. "It's a great day for the club - to finally be out of the control of Hicks and Gillet. The future looks bright for us, and hopefully with some new acquisitions we'll be back in the Champions League in no time." I FOUND THIS ON A WEB SITE IS THIS TRUE? YNWA

I think this could have been said in June/ July as Villa is now at Barcelona and Silva is at Man.City and we have RH as manager.

Blair Mayne YNWA

April 2010! It wasn't true then, so I'm guessing it's not true now!

The Irish Rover

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03 Sep 2010 19:51:14
Click believeable if your going to carraghers testimonial tommorrow and unbelievable if your not

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03 Sep 2010 19:09:01
"{Editor's Note: We need to start putting all of these formations in to the Liverpool banter section as it is beginning to clutter the page up.}"

what happened to the squads page? {ed's note - we never had one on this site, but we are going to put up a page for formations and the like.}

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03 Sep 2010 19:06:23
"Poulsen and Meireles are good all round defensive midfielders and they are experinced campaigners.
The back 4 are solid and in an attacking sense, Johnson can provide counter attacking options with the pressence of Meireles and Gerrard in midfield."

I thought meireles was more attacking than defending. correct me if im wrong its just ive seen him play a few times and he was more attacking

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03 Sep 2010 17:35:41
Hi Ed,
I can't seem to find your view on the liverpool takeover that you posted a day ago. Any chance you can repost it.

Thanks. {ed's note - are you referring to this by any chance: {ed's note - I don't have any definite news they want to stay, everything I was told was completely the opposite. That H&G absolutely hate each other, Purslow was spending the entire time acting as a go-between rather than being able to do the job he is paid to do and that they just wanted out so they wouldn't have to deal with each other. Either they are great actors and it was all a ruse to get the fans to shut up or the current info sweeping the net is total and complete bull. Personally I think the new info about them not wanting to sell is just scare mongering by someone with too much time on their hands.}
I am not sure as it might have been a different editor!}

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03 Sep 2010 16:56:28
To Roy who wrote this:

"(My gut feeling: Sami Lee is this reason)"

Now really this is a bit much. Are you really blaming Sammy Lee for last season's farce?

Complete nonsense.

Rormac

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03 Sep 2010 16:45:59
Hi ed, can you please post my text on the rumours section as I want fellow Lfc fans to view and rate my first team 11.
Thanks ed.

- - - - - - - - Reina- - - - - - - - -

- Johnson- Carra- Agger- Konchesky- -

- - - Poulsen- - - - - Meireles- - - -

- - - - - - - -Gerrard- - - - - - - - -

- - - - Cole- - - - - - Babel- - - - -

- - - - - - - -Torres- - - - - - - - -

Subs:
Skertel, Aurelio, Lucas, Jovanovic, Kuyt, Ngog, Jones.

or

- - - - - - - -Reina- - - - - - - - -

- Johnson- Carra- Agger- Konchesky-

- - - -Poulsen- - - Meireles- - - - -

- - -Cole- - -Gerrard- - -Babel- - - -

- - - - - - - Torres- - - - - - - - -

Subs: same as above.
Note: Gerrard will be a box to box midfielder to provide extra defensive cover and extra attacking options.
Iv seen evidence of Cole and Babel working well together. Babel started well at Anfield and showed lots of potential, but lost confidence under Benitez.
If Babel and Cole play well together and with the already potent partnership of Gerrard and Torres, Liverpool could be a force to be reconed with.

Poulsen and Meireles are good all round defensive midfielders and they are experinced campaigners.
The back 4 are solid and in an attacking sense, Johnson can provide counter attacking options with the pressence of Meireles and Gerrard in midfield.

Carra and Agger also work well together and Skertel will provide excellent cover for both of these players. The addition of Konchesky will mean that Lfc will no longer be vunerable down the left as Konchesky is an intelligent right back along with being a good athlete.

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03 Sep 2010 16:42:00
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03 Sep 2010 16:31:36
03 Sep 2010 16:15:47
Hi ed, can you please post my text on the rumours section as I want fellow Lfc fans to view and rate my first team 11.
Thanks ed.

- - - - - - - - Reina- - - - - - - - -

- Johnson- Carra- Agger- Konchesky- -

- - - Poulsen- - - - - Meireles- - - -

- - - - - - - -Gerrard- - - - - - - - -

- - - - Cole- - - - - - Babel- - - - -

- - - - - - - -Torres- - - - - - - - -

Subs:
Skertel, Aurelio, Lucas, Jovanovic, Kuyt, Ngog, Jones.

- - - - - - - -Reina- - - - - - - - -

- Johnson- Carra- Agger- Konchesky-

- - - -Poulsen- - - Meireles- - - - -

- - -Cole- - -Gerrard- - -Babel- - - -

- - - - - - - Torres- - - - - - - - -

Subs: same as above.

I don't want to look stupid or anything but are'nt these the same formations. Lol
Harry5

nope at first i thought that also but then i saw the one who posted this used to set-ups. the first formation being 433 and the second 4231

{Editor's Note: We need to start putting all of these formations in to the Liverpool banter section as it is beginning to clutter the page up.}

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03 Sep 2010 16:37:20
ED

With ongoing moves on takeover do you think real credible news will start to leak out or do I just wait for BREAKING ON SSN? In your view do see this done and dusted before Xmas? {ed's note - I think it will start leaking out soon, once the final decision is made on the offer to accept, more people will be involved and that is when leaks start to appear.}

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03 Sep 2010 16:31:36
03 Sep 2010 16:15:47
Hi ed, can you please post my text on the rumours section as I want fellow Lfc fans to view and rate my first team 11.
Thanks ed.

- - - - - - - - Reina- - - - - - - - -

- Johnson- Carra- Agger- Konchesky- -

- - - Poulsen- - - - - Meireles- - - -

- - - - - - - -Gerrard- - - - - - - - -

- - - - Cole- - - - - - Babel- - - - -

- - - - - - - -Torres- - - - - - - - -

Subs:
Skertel, Aurelio, Lucas, Jovanovic, Kuyt, Ngog, Jones.

- - - - - - - -Reina- - - - - - - - -

- Johnson- Carra- Agger- Konchesky-

- - - -Poulsen- - - Meireles- - - - -

- - -Cole- - -Gerrard- - -Babel- - - -

- - - - - - - Torres- - - - - - - - -

Subs: same as above.

I don't want to look stupid or anything but are'nt these the same formations. Lol
Harry5

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03 Sep 2010 16:27:30
Ed can you shed any light on who you THINK it is {ed's note - who I think what is? Sorry but I am a little confused!}

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03 Sep 2010 16:15:47
Hi ed, can you please post my text on the rumours section as I want fellow Lfc fans to view and rate my first team 11.
Thanks ed.

- - - - - - - - Reina- - - - - - - - -

- Johnson- Carra- Agger- Konchesky- -

- - - Poulsen- - - - - Meireles- - - -

- - - - - - - -Gerrard- - - - - - - - -

- - - - Cole- - - - - - Babel- - - - -

- - - - - - - -Torres- - - - - - - - -

Subs:
Skertel, Aurelio, Lucas, Jovanovic, Kuyt, Ngog, Jones.

- - - - - - - -Reina- - - - - - - - -

- Johnson- Carra- Agger- Konchesky-

- - - -Poulsen- - - Meireles- - - - -

- - -Cole- - -Gerrard- - -Babel- - - -

- - - - - - - Torres- - - - - - - - -

Subs: same as above.

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03 Sep 2010 16:09:26

- - - - - - - - Reina- - - - - - - - -

- Johnson- Carra- Agger- Konchesky- -

- - - Poulsen- - - - - Meireles- - - -

- - - - - - - -Gerrard- - - - - - - - -

- - - - Cole- - - - - - Babel- - - - -

- - - - - - - -Torres- - - - - - - - -

Subs:
Skertel, Aurelio, Lucas, Jovanovic, Kuyt, Ngog, Jones.

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03 Sep 2010 15:38:34
There has been some complete and utter s* te posted on this rumour page recently, but you my friend take the biscuit.

-03 Sep 2010 14:28:48
The Larry Ellison interest . .

As one of the wealthiest people in the world, you have to ask why he would want to own Liverpool FC?
He lives in Claifornia and has an amazing property in the very elegant Woodside area of California. With a personal wealth figure quoted around the $30,000,000,000 mark, he could easily afford it, but why bother?-

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03 Sep 2010 15:03:04
Ed seen what you wrote a day ago is there any truth in that story that the club is close to a takeover {ed's note - I believe it to be close, but it takes time to complete. Even the City one, that everyone seems to think happened over night, took months. The Sheikh paid for Robinho before the deal was even completed, and it took a couple more weeks after that before it went through.}

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03 Sep 2010 14:41:43
Ed do you think Hugo Almeida would of been worth a shot as a back-up striker. Tall and powerful offering something a little different to Torres ?

{Editor's Note: He is a regular in the Bundesliga and playing in the Champions Lague - why would he come to Liverpool to sit on the bench?}

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03 Sep 2010 14:39:57
Some gossip doing the rounds in dixie (the south) if jenas does not get games for spurs roy will look to bring him in on loan

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03 Sep 2010 14:37:10
Hmm 2 things 1 he has 2 years left on his contract. 2 hes under 24 therefore at least compensation would have to be paid. Make sure your write befor you try to belittle people although i think neither of the above would come in if we had real investment.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Point one, I wasn't belittling anyone, merely pointing out they could get him for a free as he's in his last year of contract.

But nonetheless, I was under the impression he penned a new 3 year deal in July 2008, please correct me if I'm wrong or he signed an extension to this.

Your second point is irrelevant if he's in his last year of contract.

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03 Sep 2010 14:28:48
The Larry Ellison interest . .

As one of the wealthiest people in the world, you have to ask why he would want to own Liverpool FC?
He lives in Claifornia and has an amazing property in the very elegant Woodside area of California. With a personal wealth figure quoted around the $30,000,000,000 mark, he could easily afford it, but why bother?

I was trying to think if if it was Ellison that was cited as the man interested in Southampton FC before the last takeover.

Americans don't seem to travel well in terms of European and in particular, UK sporting businesses. Whilst he may have the money, I do not think he has the interest. Keith Harris has kept his cards close to his chest, but if Ellison is involved, I suspect it may be as a minority shareholder in a group buyout.

I have long thought the best way forward for the club would be to have a nominated chairman without any financial involvement in the club. The club would be bought by a group of say five business people/ companies that would each put in a sum and allow the chairman to operate the club.

As a purely specualtive example: Heineken, Dyson, BMW, Simon Cowell and say Nokia would contribute varying sums to boost the kitty to around £600,000,000. This would enable a buyout, management of the debt and construction of the new stadium. The 'investors' would then allow the chairman to run the club.

Look at Everton - a well respected showbusiness impressario with a passion for the game has pushed Everton into the top half of the league with the support of an outstanding manager. Simon Cowell would not be a great choice - although I understand he likes football - but is the sort of man we may need to make this work.

It is achievable fantasy, but I believe it may be the only way to push us forward. Larry Ellison is an exciting idea as owner, but it will not happen, even as a minority shareholder. What could work is the purchase of the club from a group, not a family from the Middle East and not from a country with dubious connections.

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03 Sep 2010 13:55:09
Had the time to watch the reserves -v- Wigan the other night. Whilst the overall performance was only just ok, some interesting observations. Mavinga continues to look classy. Spearing whilst trying to dictate play all the time, i found him to be sluggish and not very sharp at all. Whether that is a lack of match fitness or whether he just isn't that quick i don't know. Just looked very laboured. The Ed's not going to like this but Pacheco was well off the pace and just didn't do anything of any note whatsoever. I'm starting to get confused with Ngog, Amoo and Ngoo but the winger Amoo looked good but at times his final delivery was poor after getting into some great positions. Ecclestone looked lively but was ineffective. We should really have lost the game despite having the lion's share of the possession and a bad fumble from Hanson in goal we got away with. But i think i'll enjoy watching the youngsters more this year than the First team. Bit strange that we didn't water the pitch that much as the roll of the ball reminded me of the crap roll that wembley gives you. Needs to ping off the surface but the ball didn't do that and that stopped us passing it on quicker. But still. Spearing is just as good as Mascherano for passing sideways!

Bob the Red {ed's note - I had pretty much the same thoughts as you watching the match mate. But I do think the current reserve set up does nothing for the players, it is just not competitive enough. I remember when new signings turned out for the reserves to prove they were ready for the first team and players who were recovering from injury got their match sharpness back there first before returning to the first team. These days it is just kids and no marks, it offers very little to those playing in it in my opinion.}

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03 Sep 2010 13:54:55
Reports in Italy and Russia suggest that Keisuke Honda was the man Roy wanted in the dying hours of the transfer window although he could not make it.

There has been rumours that Roy will get Honda for around 14M Euros in January and is also monitoring young Belgian wonderkid Kevin de Bruyne of KRC Genk. Some of the goals he scored last season were Gerrard-esque to say the least. I reckon he could develop into a world-class player. Everton were thought to be leading his chase but he signed a contract extension. probably the right thing given his young age.

Anyhow moving on. Ilsinho has already joined Sao Paulo. Benitez wanted him as Maicon's replacement had he left for Real.

. and Gai Assulin seems to be heading to either Blackburn or Newcastle.

Clerc is a decent player but I don't think we need him. He will be another Degen. He looks likely to be heading to OGC Nice or Toulouse FC


Be patient fellow Redmen. there will definitely be good times in the coming future. so lets back the team and the gaffa.

- RedLover.

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03 Sep 2010 13:53:13
Steve Finnan will play in Jamie Carragher's testamonial tomorrow and has been told by Roy Hodgson that should he impress and prove his fitness, Liverpool may look to sign him on a free until the end of the season as back up to Glen Johnson and Martin Kelly.

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03 Sep 2010 13:28:10
When are people going to realise that no big money will be sepnt at our club until we get owners who can take the club forward.

Mascherano is the best holding midfielder in the game and he is young, anyone who thinks that him leaving us is a step forward doesn't know anything about the game, masch said himself, there were promises made to him by the club which did not materialise, i dare say that benitez encountered the same thing!?! at the end of the day, we have owners who have lied to the fans and by all accounts the players too! if the yanks do don't go by january it will take our club years to recover.

so if you are a true fan, don't come on hear saying that we signing this n that player for so many millions, the fact of the matter is, we have made a couple of free transfers and have spent less than we have recouped in sales? wheres the balance of the money gone? my guess straight to the US of A

YNWA

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03 Sep 2010 13:10:55
MORE BREAKING NEWS

SPURS HAVE JUST SIGNED ANOTHER PLAYER

JUST WAITING FOR THE PAPERWORK TO CLEAR!

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03 Sep 2010 13:08:49
BREAKING NEWS

FOWLER TO SIGN FOR EVERTON IN THE JAN TRANSFER WINDOW!

PAULINE. SAID SHE CANT WAIT FOR THE NEW CHALLENGE!

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03 Sep 2010 12:51:07
Roy will have transfer $$$ by January window to spend on world class players since takeover getting closer then we thinking. Beleive me guys . there is Billon Dollar man going to takeover our beloved club and we going to be contender for the title for next season.

Hmmmm love to know how you know whats going on when noone else knows. Besides $1b = £760m. £400m to buy the club £300m to build the ground. Is he really gunna spend his remaining £60m on players? We need a multi billion pound consortium.

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03 Sep 2010 12:45:48
To whoever wrote this. .

Should Liverpool be taken over by the January Transfer Window, Roy will splash the cash on two big player, 15m each. Our squad is in desperate need for a striker to partner Torres, and Bryan Ruiz is high on Hodgson's wish list. A winger is also wanted, with Arda Turan Hodgson's first choice. He could offer 11m plus Emiliano Insua permanently.

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Why would we offer Insua to them permanently when they've already got him on a years loan and can get him on a free next summer?


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Hmm 2 things 1 he has 2 years left on his contract. 2 hes under 24 therefore at least compensation would have to be paid. Make sure your write befor you try to belittle people although i think neither of the above would come in if we had real investment.

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03 Sep 2010 11:22:55
Beliveable if you think we should of got chris boyd

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03 Sep 2010 10:48:11
Anybody know any other free agents that are about?

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03 Sep 2010 10:33:20
Hi,
Last month, on the 2nd of August, M. Broughton gave an update on takeover. Does it mean we are due another update as it 1 month since the last? Does anyone know if there's some schedule to these updates?
Red Herring

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03 Sep 2010 10:32:35
This plan would make liverpool a force and it could be a good idea.

january:
in:
Sanchez
Suarez(takeover)/ LLorente(no takeover)
Gai assulin(you guys seem to like him)
out:
lucas
babel
(sorry said this before they should find a club who will give them first team football)

summer:
in:
Jeffren(Winger[any other suggesttions])
honda(would be a great signing)
striker(Just to have another one there[any suggesttions])

out:
maxi(could raise funds still rated in spain and argentina)
deadwood(itandje, degen, maybe even jovanovic if he doesn't buck up his ideas[if this happenned i would feel sorry for him])

what do you think ppl, ed? good plan eh?

ROUND ROBBEN {ed's note - looks great on paper, shame it is not likely to happen. It is so easy this management lark isn't it?}

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03 Sep 2010 10:19:09
Aug 30, 2010 9:50:00
Ilsinho
Former Shakhtar Donetsk wing-back Ilsinho has signed a contract with old club Sao Paulo, but his debut for the Tricolor may be delayed as the 25-year-old attempts to legally extricate himself from the Ukrainian club.

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03 Sep 2010 10:03:19
Liverpool should sign ricardo vaz te on a free transfer as back up

irish ned {ed's note - I believe he has signed for Panionios for one, and for two he is not good enough to be a back up for the reserves, let alone the first team.}

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03 Sep 2010 09:59:21
Just wanted to clear something up, Liverpool left a couple of spaces in the 25 man squad so does that mean we can still add players if we get them on frees or loans? Or is that the final squad until jan?

i believe the squad is just till jan so any losses or addittions can be registered

ROUND ROBBEN

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03 Sep 2010 09:57:41
I think roy should get these three players on a free to add to the squad and would be good acquisitions
1. Ilsinho
A Uefa Cup winner with Ukrainian powerhouse Shaktar Donetsk in 2009, the Brazilian commanded a fee of 10 million Euros. Versatile in his ability to perform at right-back and the right side of midfield, as well as in a central position, the 24-year-old possesses tremendous technique and vision. A contract dispute, which is being taken to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, leaves him available and a tremendous bargain for any potential suitors
2. Francois Clerc
Now aged 27, Clerc still has a lot to offer any potential suitors. A right-back who enjoys getting forward, Clerc has managed 13 caps for his country, France, and represented them at Euro 2008. Having spent nine years at Lyon, Clerc's contract has expired and he is now free to find a new club. Heavily linked with a move to West Ham, Liverpool have recently emerged as a possible alternative
3. Gai Assulin
Many a protg have fallen by the way side having been dubbed the next big thing. This sprightly Israeli bears no real resemblance to Emile Heskey, though, so the media had to settle for Lionel Messi as the player whose mesmerising footsteps they tipped Assulin to follow in. Signed for Barcelona aged 12, Assulin inevitably found his route to the first team blocked by the plethora of similarly attack-minded midfielders. So, Barca allowed his contract to run down and he has now left. Reportedly on trial with Blackburn, the 19-year-old's undoubted talent has also seen him linked with Real Madrid and Arsenal

what do you guys think? ed any opinions? {ed's note - I haven't seen any of them play enough to form a real opinion of them. Though I have to say I don't see the need to buy a right back, we have Kelly to play there, but I guess on a free it could be worthwhile. As for Assulin, he looked the part as a kid, he should be at least worth giving a trial to.}

I have seen Illsinho play and he could solve the right side of midfield problem and allow Kuyt to play as a striker like he used to so we don't need to worry bout looking for a new one with him Babel and Ngog to support Torres {ed's note - I just think we could push Johnson forward or put Gerrard there, I think it is a left sided player that is of primary importance. But, if he is an improvement on Kuyt, snap him up and sell Kuyt to raise funds.}

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03 Sep 2010 09:56:46
I think roy should get these three players on a free to add to the squad and would be good acquisitions
1. Ilsinho
A Uefa Cup winner with Ukrainian powerhouse Shaktar Donetsk in 2009, the Brazilian commanded a fee of 10 million Euros. Versatile in his ability to perform at right-back and the right side of midfield, as well as in a central position, the 24-year-old possesses tremendous technique and vision. A contract dispute, which is being taken to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, leaves him available and a tremendous bargain for any potential suitors
2. Francois Clerc
Now aged 27, Clerc still has a lot to offer any potential suitors. A right-back who enjoys getting forward, Clerc has managed 13 caps for his country, France, and represented them at Euro 2008. Having spent nine years at Lyon, Clerc's contract has expired and he is now free to find a new club. Heavily linked with a move to West Ham, Liverpool have recently emerged as a possible alternative
3. Gai Assulin
Many a protg have fallen by the way side having been dubbed the next big thing. This sprightly Israeli bears no real resemblance to Emile Heskey, though, so the media had to settle for Lionel Messi as the player whose mesmerising footsteps they tipped Assulin to follow in. Signed for Barcelona aged 12, Assulin inevitably found his route to the first team blocked by the plethora of similarly attack-minded midfielders. So, Barca allowed his contract to run down and he has now left. Reportedly on trial with Blackburn, the 19-year-old's undoubted talent has also seen him linked with Real Madrid and Arsenal

Ok you see pretty convinced that these would be good addittions but can someone, ed? , anyone help me out are they all available for FREE?

ROUND ROBBEN {ed's note - I am not sure if Ilsinho is free, I don't believe his contract dispute has been resolved just yet, but Clerc and Assulin are definitely free agents currently.}

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03 Sep 2010 09:52:54
Just wanted to clear something up, Liverpool left a couple of spaces in the 25 man squad so does that mean we can still add players if we get them on frees or loans? Or is that the final squad until jan?

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03 Sep 2010 09:37:47
I think roy should get these three players on a free to add to the squad and would be good acquisitions
1. Ilsinho
A Uefa Cup winner with Ukrainian powerhouse Shaktar Donetsk in 2009, the Brazilian commanded a fee of 10 million Euros. Versatile in his ability to perform at right-back and the right side of midfield, as well as in a central position, the 24-year-old possesses tremendous technique and vision. A contract dispute, which is being taken to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, leaves him available and a tremendous bargain for any potential suitors
2. Francois Clerc
Now aged 27, Clerc still has a lot to offer any potential suitors. A right-back who enjoys getting forward, Clerc has managed 13 caps for his country, France, and represented them at Euro 2008. Having spent nine years at Lyon, Clerc's contract has expired and he is now free to find a new club. Heavily linked with a move to West Ham, Liverpool have recently emerged as a possible alternative
3. Gai Assulin
Many a protg have fallen by the way side having been dubbed the next big thing. This sprightly Israeli bears no real resemblance to Emile Heskey, though, so the media had to settle for Lionel Messi as the player whose mesmerising footsteps they tipped Assulin to follow in. Signed for Barcelona aged 12, Assulin inevitably found his route to the first team blocked by the plethora of similarly attack-minded midfielders. So, Barca allowed his contract to run down and he has now left. Reportedly on trial with Blackburn, the 19-year-old's undoubted talent has also seen him linked with Real Madrid and Arsenal

what do you guys think? ed any opinions? {ed's note - I haven't seen any of them play enough to form a real opinion of them. Though I have to say I don't see the need to buy a right back, we have Kelly to play there, but I guess on a free it could be worthwhile. As for Assulin, he looked the part as a kid, he should be at least worth giving a trial to.}

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03 Sep 2010 09:25:36
To whoever wrote this. .

Should Liverpool be taken over by the January Transfer Window, Roy will splash the cash on two big player, 15m each. Our squad is in desperate need for a striker to partner Torres, and Bryan Ruiz is high on Hodgson's wish list. A winger is also wanted, with Arda Turan Hodgson's first choice. He could offer 11m plus Emiliano Insua permanently.

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Why would we offer Insua to them permanently when they've already got him on a years loan and can get him on a free next summer?

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03 Sep 2010 09:09:35
It would be interseting to know who is available in europe aswell if anybody roy could snap up.

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03 Sep 2010 08:59:08
Im no to sure if we should sign honda, i want him but not in january, that's the problem we don't need him yet but someone else might snap him up, what do you people think.

ROUND ROBBEN

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03 Sep 2010 08:42:30
Www.givemefootball.com/ pfa-transfer-list
This must be where Arsene Wenger does his shopping. Lotsa young school boys for him. .

Jeremy Aliadiere doesn't have a club - which is wierd, i remember him being a good player when he played for Arsenal and Middlesborough while they were in the Prem. . Hate MIddlesborough - they always gave us a tough game. .

Stephen finnan also got no club - could've got him for free then sold him for 2mil in January.

Benjani Mwaruwari - striker

Liam Rosenior - played for Reading if Im remembering correctly.

All for free. .

Im just having a laugh with all this. . .
No prem this weekend so Im bored. .

Faizal from South Africa

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03 Sep 2010 08:13:15
Is there anywhere to find european or further afield free agents tho ed?

{Editor's Note: I don't have a list to hand.}

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03 Sep 2010 08:12:48
Stop being linked with bryan ruiz, if you're gonna spend 15million on a player spend it on somebody good!

ROUND ROBBEN

p.s-ed can you update liverpool banter 2 i want to read last nites.

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03 Sep 2010 07:59:25
Where can you find if anywhere a free agent list which has all players without clubs? {Editor's note...try this www.givemefootball.com/pfa-transfer-list}

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03 Sep 2010 07:40:18
Yesterday Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, Virgin and Nasa registered cosortium and then officialy said they will buy Liverpool and all our star players shall become real "star players" - they will send them straight to the stars or to Mars at least. Ha ha ha.

Sorry friends but soon will have no new owners, no money, no star plaeyer and no titles. Sometimes our favorite club is in bad position and we have to be patient.

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03 Sep 2010 04:36:53
Roy will have transfer $$$ by January window to spend on world class players since takeover getting closer then we thinking. Beleive me guys . there is Billon Dollar man going to takeover our beloved club and we going to be contender for the title for next season.

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03 Sep 2010 01:36:40
Should Liverpool be taken over by the January Transfer Window, Roy will splash the cash on two big player, 15m each. Our squad is in desperate need for a striker to partner Torres, and Bryan Ruiz is high on Hodgson's wish list. A winger is also wanted, with Arda Turan Hodgson's first choice. He could offer 11m plus Emiliano Insua permanently.

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