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Here's a question - what ever happened to Connor Wickham?

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Here's a question - what ever happened to Connor Wickham?


According to wikipedia, he's on loan at Sheffield Wednesday.


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Man. I remember a few years ago I and many other Liverpool fans REALLY wanted Liverpool to sign him. He was dubbed as 'The next Alan Shearer'. turns out they were wrong.

Here, i'll tell you what though, Jordan Ibe looks like the real deal. Another fantastic youth signing by liverpool.

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25 minutes passed in the CL match before Arsenal hit the death blow on Fenerbahce with the goal by Ramsey. And unfortunately Podolski has been carried off with an apparent hamstring injury.


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Man. I remember a few years ago I and many other Liverpool fans REALLY wanted Liverpool to sign him. He was dubbed as 'The next Alan Shearer'. turns out they were wrong.

Here, i'll tell you what though, Jordan Ibe looks like the real deal. Another fantastic youth signing by liverpool.


I was delighted when Spurs signed John Bostock...


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Bloody Liverpool. No reason that should ever have gone to extra time. Now Toure looks seriously hurt, Cissokho's picked up a knock and the whole team will be knackered unnecessarily. Life as a Liverpool fan is never easy, I'll tell you.

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I can only imagine how embarrassing it could've been for Liverpool if they blew a 2 goal lead and were knocked out of the League Cup to Notts County of all teams.


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About as embarrassing as any of the other humiliations we've suffered over the years.

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Lukas Podolski looks to be out with the hamstring injury for up to 3-5 weeks, which is just fan-flipin-tastic.


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About as embarrassing as any of the other humiliations we've suffered over the years.



or any other team... i actually think it showed a bit of character to net two goals the last 15 minutes down to 10 men.


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About as embarrassing as any of the other humiliations we've suffered over the years.



or any other team... i actually think it showed a bit of character to net two goals the last 15 minutes down to 10 men.


Absolutely. I like to think that after going 2-nil up by the half, the team sort of had their minds on the scum at the weekend. Disappointed for Kolo, Joe Allen is made of glass, and I think Cissokho will be fine.

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Lukas Podolski looks to be out with the hamstring injury for up to 3-5 weeks, which is just fan-flipin-tastic.


You might need to re-sign Gervinho.


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the Kolo bit is disappointing. I guess a positive may be that we end up with 2-3 new players by weeks end. If BR was holding out on new transfers because he thought Sterling/Ibe/Alberto/Wisdom are not ready to shoulder the load in a top 4 race. While I think they have bags of potential, the squad needs strong, experienced players in it now. Something to strengthen the team as those 4 evolve and develop.

Sakho seems logical (and near). I'd like to see a winger (not Moses, maybe Atsu) and hopefully a CM.


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Where on the pitch does Sakho play? We really need a CB. Atsu would be nice, or Arda Turan.

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Where on the pitch does Sakho play? We really need a CB. Atsu would be nice, or Arda Turan.


Sakho is a CB very much in the mold of Toure. Big, strong CB. Not necessarily the Technical player that BR wants out of the back, but hopefully he's learning 1-0 wins stopping the beastly forwards of the PL (like Bentake) is far more important in England than CBs that can spray passes.

Atsu would be a good shout. Turan would be perfect. Honda and Shaqiri are available if we feel like experience over youth (and to me would bridge that wing position perfectly as Ibe/Sterling develop) Still want to see Ericksen here. We honestly are not deep enough at CM as far as quality goes, and last night showed it.

Sakho could be ours for 12, Ericksen for 15-18, Turan for 15-18, Atsu as low as 5. Thiago Llori is another option at CB. very young still though. More of a replacement for Coates.


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All this talk is great, but time is running out. We need at least 3 more signings by my estimation, otherwise the squad is much too thin overall.

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All this talk is great, but time is running out. We need at least 3 more signings by my estimation, otherwise the squad is much too thin overall.


QFT

I think we need no less than 4 signings to continue our top 4 momentum. Starting quality CB, Wide player and CM. A squad DM I think is needed so we don't run Lucas into the ground.


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All this talk is great, but time is running out. We need at least 3 more signings by my estimation, otherwise the squad is much too thin overall.


QFT

I think we need no less than 4 signings to continue our top 4 momentum. Starting quality CB, Wide player and CM. A squad DM I think is needed so we don't run Lucas into the ground.


Henderson is Lucas' cover at DM in my mind. He doesnt tackle as well, but sprays balls better and can score. they may look at proper DM coverage in january.

the other three I agree with. Atsu/Ince/Turan/Yarmolenko/Karnoplenko.... Sahko, Adelwerld, Llori... Ericksen/Ericksen/Ericksen/Ericksen


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I don't understand why we haven't made a push for Eriksen. What exactly are the flaws in his game? He will be a value for Spurs most likely.


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I don't understand why we haven't made a push for Eriksen. What exactly are the flaws in his game? He will be a value for Spurs most likely.


He wont go to Spurs. (i dont think so atleast). He wants to feature, or at the very least be in a CL club. Spurs dont offer either.

Not sure why Liverpool havent made a more concerted push. with the loss of Allen and the obvious weaknesses our CMs have shown in the second halves of the first 3 games it seems to me it would be a piority

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what a summer for Arsenal (so far)

Lost out on all major transfer targets (if they indeed were after them) and have now settled for free transfers of former players.

Their bitter rival spurs have sold former left back prospect for 93 million and revamped their team with the money.

Lost opener

Drew the group of death in CL (Marseilles, Arsenal, Dortmund and Napoli... Rafa's Napoli!)

and get Spurs on Sunday.

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Yeah, pretty rough going for Arsenal.

Liverpool need to get busy these next few days. if they don't bring in at least a CB and a CM, then Ian Ayre needs to get the sack.

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Yeah, pretty rough going for Arsenal.

Liverpool need to get busy these next few days. if they don't bring in at least a CB and a CM, then Ian Ayre needs to get the sack.



i feel they need 3 players or serious questions needs to be asked. 2 and he's on life support, 1 he better have some precontracts signed or an updated resume.

0 players and he should be dropped into a shark tank with gutted tuna tied to him


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i wonder about ericksen. was set for a big club last year and priced at upwards of 30 million. this summer he goes to a non cl team with bags of depth at cm late in the window for like 12 with no other bids. what happened there? lamelas the real deal though


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Looks like Llori will arrive tomorrow. I REALLY hope for an Arda Turan-type before the window closes. Love seeing United faild to get another of their midfield targets. Who have United even signed in this window?

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Looks like Llori will arrive tomorrow. I REALLY hope for an Arda Turan-type before the window closes. Love seeing United faild to get another of their midfield targets. Who have United even signed in this window?


Sakho too apparently. That would be massive.

Doesn't appear they are in for another attacking player. Just treading water until Suarez returns then go a rotation of Aspas/Sterling/Ibe until winter....

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i wonder about ericksen. was set for a big club last year and priced at upwards of 30 million. this summer he goes to a non cl team with bags of depth at cm late in the window for like 12 with no other bids. what happened there? lamelas the real deal though


The one man team buys almost a whole team!

It's going to be very interesting to see who settles into the team & league well and who doesn't, as well as how the team gels. All I know is that the new signings who've played have all looked like upgrades so far, apart from filling Bale's place, obviously. I hope that Ericksen is better than Dempsey & Sigurdsson and can fight it out with Holtby for a place as the #10. We have been lacking creativity atound the box. Dembele just hasn't done it much and Paulinho is best further back. I hope that we can get a left back in the next few days as well. This Romanian centreback Chiriches is intriguing too, although I doubt he'll be used much this season.

All I can say at this stage is that it has been quite a surreal transfer window. I hope it works out as planned.


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It's a shame that Spurs feel that they have had to replace their English players to get better, but asides from Bale I'm not particularly disappointed to see Huddlestone, Livermore, Parker or Caulker go.


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If we get both Llori and Sakho, I'll be well chuffed. I'm fine with rotating in Sterling, Ibe and Aspas until January, actually. I'd love to see us bring in a goal-scoring wide player, but I REALLY like what I've seen out of Ibe so far, hoping he'll continue to develop and become dominant.

Spurs have really had a massive window. Levy is great at going out and getting his man. Wish Ayre would do the same.

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http://www1.skysports.com/football/news ... ctor-moses

Alright, fair enough. Moses'll do for an attacking wide player. Llori for 8m and Sakho will anchor the defense for years.

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First win for Palace yesterday, played well and deserved the win...........Happy days.

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Can't help but fancy Liverpool to nick this one on Sunday. United's build-up play has been shite so far this season, they just try to funnel everything to RVP and let him score. I fancy 3-1, with Coutinho, Sturridge and maybe Gerrard to score. Liverpool should handle the middle of the park and give their fullbacks fits all game.


Lol


Who's laughing now? United are a complete joke. Embarrassment to the Premier League. I'll be surprised if they escape relegation with that squad. Literally no midfield in that team. Easy three points.

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Can't help but fancy Liverpool to nick this one on Sunday. United's build-up play has been shite so far this season, they just try to funnel everything to RVP and let him score. I fancy 3-1, with Coutinho, Sturridge and maybe Gerrard to score. Liverpool should handle the middle of the park and give their fullbacks fits all game.


Lol


Who's laughing now? United are a complete joke. Embarrassment to the Premier League. I'll be surprised if they escape relegation with that squad. Literally no midfield in that team. Easy three points.



I know I will get the last laugh. Enjoy being at the top of the table while it lasts. And come on now, relegation? That's just hate!

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Moyes is not a winning manager, he's a chump. That United squad is pitifully thin, they have no midfield, and apparently Valencia - an attacking right winger - is their backup right-back. Face the facts, United are shite, and belong in the Championship.

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Once again with the hate, you need a psychiatrist. I agree the midfield is pathetic and the squad is thin but caused by injuries. We shall see what happens within the next 24 hours in regards to transfer market activity. As far as Moyes goes, 3 games isn't a sufficient sample to claim his head yet.

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Once again with the hate, you need a psychiatrist. I agree the midfield is pathetic and the squad is thin but caused by injuries. We shall see what happens within the next 24 hours in regards to transfer market activity. As far as Moyes goes, 3 games isn't a sufficient sample to claim his head yet.


It's long enough for the media to start asking questions. United have been active in the transfer window, but all of their bids have been declined. Players would have come for Fergie, they won't come for Moyes. Welcome to mediocrity, it's not fun.

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Peaches is a bit harsh.... But you have to see the early similarities in United's decline to mid table as Liverpool's was.

As for the Pool... Still a bit nervy bringing the likes of Sterling Wisdom and Alberto on to close out a match like that. Surely Sahko and Moses improve that option.

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Peaches is a bit harsh.... But you have to see the early similarities in United's decline to mid table as Liverpool's was.

As for the Pool... Still a bit nervy bringing the likes of Sterling Wisdom and Alberto on to close out a match like that. Surely Sahko and Moses improve that option.

Also special shout to the much maligned Skrtel. Massive effort today


I'm just calling it like I see it, Simon. United will be worthless without a midfield. RVP has no service coming to him, and he's useless without it.

Agree about Skrtel, he was fantastic today. Moses and Sakho will definitely improve our options coming off the bench, and also when we get Allen back fit. Moses was at the match today, so it seems we're definitely getting him, which is great news.

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Cue Gate any moment now..

Deserves the day. Arsenal were good enough. Spurs yet to click.


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Deserves the day. Arsenal were good enough. Spurs yet to click.


Yeah, I agree. Arsenal played some good football, and defended very well. Spurs need goalscorers. Can't rely on penalties to win you games every time. Spurs' build-up play was decent, but there was no sting to their game moving forward. Arsenal had pace and width moving forward, but they allowed way too much space in the center of the park.

Still, good result for Liverpool fans, we can enjoy league supremacy for at least the next two weeks, then a tricky match away to Swansea.

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Deserves the day. Arsenal were good enough. Spurs yet to click.


Lloris was fantastic today, which was fortunate, otherwise it could have been worse. Lamela showed promise when he came on. I think that today's performance was similar to many last season and shows why they felt the need to bring Eriksen in. Not enough creativity in and around the Arsenal box.


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Good luck removing this massive smile on my face right now.

Oh and Al Jazeera sport(who Wenger is a soccer pundit for) is reporting that Mesut Ozil could be on the verge of signing with Arsenal before tomorrows deadline.

Oh and how could this day get any worse for Spurs fans, lose the North London Derby and then almost instantly afterwards Bale to Madrid is confirmed. You better hope your team gels faster than lightning otherwise this could turn into a real long season for Spurs.


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Bale to Madrid has been known for quite a while now, Gate. There's no way Ozil goes to Arsenal, stop dreaming. Arsenal played a nice match, don't get carried away. Twat.

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Man Utd were crap today. Really, really crap.

But Liverpool fans booing Evra? Yes, how dare Patrice Evra be the victim of racial abuse. Deary me.

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Man Utd were crap today. Really, really crap.

But Liverpool fans booing Evra? Yes, how dare Patrice Evra be the victim of racial abuse. Deary me.

Chelsea's (Mourinho's) title.

Yes, Chelsea's title. And stop being a berk, Evra himself said that he didn't thin Suarez was racist. 'Negrito' is common slang in South America for 'little friend'. Suarez was just an arsehole with his application. Evra was booed for not just that, but also being instrumental in at least two Liverpool defeats over the last couple of years and for generally being a twat.

United are crap because they have no midfield. I REALLY hope that Moyes truly believes he doesn't have to make any signings. Delusional.

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 Post subject: Re: 2013-14 EPL Season
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InSuarezWeTrust wrote:
Massive effort. It's early days but top of the table at any time feels good.

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Exactly, mate. Two more matches against teams we should beat, then Suarez comes back in time to knock the scum out of the league cup. Bringing in two very good Center-backs and a quality wide player like Moses tomorrow can only help matters. Very pleased with the window on the whole. Suarez coming back and signing moses will allow Coutinho to move into his preferred position right behind the strikers. Chelsea are likely to win it all, but the remaining three CL positions are anybodies. United look shite, City look shaky under Pellegrini and Spurs need to learn to score. Should be a fascinating season.

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