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posted Feb 6, 2010

You love tapping Carra's back dont you?

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posted Feb 6, 2010

I though carra was poor, wastful with the ball, when at RB he lacked any real quality with crosses, and link up with kuyt was shocking due to his lack of pace. Only really came into his own when we were sitting back in the last 10 minutes, and he could get away with doing what he does best- Hoofing the ball, as we didnt need to score. I'd give him a 6/10

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posted Feb 6, 2010

Didnt get chance to see the match as at work at moment. His form has looked better, I think he has been distracted by so many differant players in defence.

Defenders like Carra tend to be good till at least 34- Adams, Hyppia, Campbell, McGrath, all capable of doing at job at that age using their experience gained. Rarely did pace hinder them as they adapted their game and improved their already good reading of the game.

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posted Feb 6, 2010

i want liverpool to make the top 4. if city get it, it'll be like an evil demon getting his hands on the ultimate source of power. city are also losing to hull, cmooon hull!!

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posted Feb 6, 2010

comment by tinrooftonto (U10139318)
posted 8 Minutes Ago

KyrgiakosPonytail.
Don't compare Jamie Carragher to Paul McGrath. Paul Mcgrath could read the game as well as anyone, even possibly Bobby Moore. I doubt that nasty racist could read a stop sign let alone a football match.



oh ok as Ive been told to by a poster on an internet forum who likes to make negative posts on my team.



<doh>



















Jamie Carragher = Paul McGrath
Jamie Carragher = Paul McGrath
Jamie Carragher = Paul McGrath
Jamie Carragher = Paul McGrath
Jamie Carragher = Paul McGrath
Jamie Carragher = Paul McGrath
Jamie Carragher = Paul McGrath
Jamie Carragher = Paul McGrath
Jamie Carragher = Paul McGrath
Jamie Carragher = Paul McGrath
Jamie Carragher = Paul McGrath
Jamie Carragher = Paul McGrath
Jamie Carragher = Paul McGrath
Jamie Carragher = Paul McGrath






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well if its ok for you to make unspurious allegations, Im sure McGrath will be happy to know he is now a scouser playing at a younger age again.




I was highlighting a point about good central defenders in general, and what strengths they lean on in maturer years....I know its sometimes inconvienent reading things, making sense of them and putting them into context for some posters on here.

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posted Feb 6, 2010

That 'orrible shitpeice set the tone for the rest of the game by punching Pienaar in the face in the first minute.

Other than that, no complaints from me. You deserved all 3 points, my red brothers. Just about hope you pip Citeh to 5th.

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posted Feb 6, 2010

What can you say about that match.

Sh@t on a stick as usual from Liverpool but Everton were worse. 11 against 10 and they managed one shot.

Should have been four red cards in the Merseyside derby, home of anti-football

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posted Feb 6, 2010

Piennar should have been red carded before Kyra for the rake/high foot on Mash; today there was fight in the LFC team like the odd game has shown; and quite frankly Everton lacked any real quality to control the game in any real sense; Maxi R had a quiet, but effective game (out of it too much for my liking) and I'mn still trying to work out why Ngog was took off for Babel (unless he was injured); turning point was the sending off, but not in terms of us losing ground, but for Gerrard to play in central midfield and really orchestrate the pace and drive of LFC; up front, in games when we lose the midfield, Gerrard can dip in and out of the middle but he looks confused as to his role vs what he can see needs doing.

Don't agree that Carra was MOTM - he was useless in distribution; like someone else already said - last 10 mins and he was a rock, but hardly MOTM

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posted Feb 6, 2010

you really are a doughnut tinrootonto

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posted Feb 6, 2010

tinrootonto

Oh I see you have difficulty understanding racism.

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posted Feb 6, 2010

Torres the legend. how would you justify Carraghers comments on foreigners?

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posted Feb 6, 2010

how is that racist?
i would say the exact same thing about the number of irish person on the dole here and he amount of eastern europeans that have jobs.........its an observation...and its a fact..........that dosent make me a racist.......

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posted Feb 6, 2010

tinrooftonto (U10139318)
posted 15 Minutes Ago

apart from my admitted sarcasticness, no one has compared him to McGrath, other than you taking that inferance from a comment made about how experienced good defenders tend to progress.

I cant remember what pages that text was lifted from, and I have read the book. Perhaps there was an edited version in crayon or something, that I missed

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posted Feb 6, 2010

Is a foreigner a race?

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posted Feb 6, 2010

I saw Foreigner live about 2 years ago, they were really good despite no Loou Gramm.

Couldnt believe it was all seated, mind you bloke about 60 yrs old next too me couldnt figure that out either and ran straight down the front.

Yeah Foreigner were good, though some were actually Foreigners by virtue that they are American, strangley so are the British lads in the band when they go to the U.S also.


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posted Feb 6, 2010

Get in!! City lost as well. Looks like we are pulling ourselves out of the rot. The Arsenal game is huge!

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comment by Scott (U9387697)

posted Feb 6, 2010

For the record Judging one or, forming an opinion of one due to the colour of their skin is Racist; judging or forming an opinion of one based on the fact that they come from a different Country to one's self is xenophobic. To make a comment or observation based on facts is neither of the two provided, those facts can be proven &, cannot be construed as conjecture.

Very scrappy game &, I'm still wary as a Reds fan however, what can we do? There's no money as it is plain to see with the activity, or lack of it, in January transfer window. whatever we do this season, it will be done with the same personnel & that is a fact.

YNWA. ;);)

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posted Feb 6, 2010

the term we should be using for foriegners is orc if we;re going to describe them is orcs, please everyone from now on use old english

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posted Feb 6, 2010

Just caught the highlights, and can't believe Kyriagkos was sent off when it looked like Fellaini went over the top dangerously and with intent to injure. Both should've gone if anything.

Fellaini did enough to be sent off twice in that game, as did Peinaar. Everton should have a few players up on violent conduct charges.

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posted Feb 6, 2010

Rafa, thanks for giving us a great weekend. More good news Man City lost at Hull and a draw between Spurs and Villa. We are 4th in the league. We have to beat Arsenal on Wednesday.

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comment by Adam (U10253300)

posted Feb 6, 2010

Spurs, Villa and Man City are showing that they don't have the consistancy to break into the top 4, as I expected Liverpool will most likely regain 4th for the season, the only thing against them is they still have to face United, Arsenal (Both away) and Chelsea.

All rests on Man City winning their games in hand really.

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comment by MaxG (U11593669)

posted Feb 6, 2010

comment by healeyguy (U4468143)

posted 3 Hours Ago

What can you say about that match.

Sh@t on a stick as usual from Liverpool but Everton were worse. 11 against 10 and they managed one shot.

Should have been four red cards in the Merseyside derby, home of anti-football


I smell a Man U troll

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posted Feb 6, 2010

What game were u watching danwarb?
Kyrgiakos deserved to get sent off. The fact that we then lost our best player through injury more than compensated for that. Of course, the fact that carragher spent all game going round bashing into players went unnoticed.

Pienaar should have had a straight red. Granted. Ive seen enough of the challenges from mascherano in various games go unpunished. What goes around comes around.

But fair play to u. liverpool deserved to win. As usual at anfield we offered nothing.

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posted Feb 6, 2010

so liverpool get lucky (with other results) and make 4th place. how the former greats of anfield must be cringing - open top bus time cos they've managed 4th!!! the laughable thing is - there are 6 better teams, so it won't last...

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posted Feb 6, 2010

comment by danwarb (U13379261)

posted 46 Minutes Ago

Just caught the highlights, and can't believe Kyriagkos was sent off when it looked like Fellaini went over the top dangerously and with intent to injure. Both should've gone if anything.

Fellaini did enough to be sent off twice in that game, as did Peinaar. Everton should have a few players up on violent conduct charges.
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MAN this is deluded...

u just choose to ignore Mascherano, Gerrard and Carragher?!?!

I think the referee wasn't too bad, considering the occasion...

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posted Feb 6, 2010

@David Roberts. I said Kyriagkos should've been sent off. The replay showed what looked very much like a deliberate stomp with both feet by Fellaini.

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posted Feb 6, 2010

stattylegend, does anything Mascherano, Gerrard or Carragher did really compare with what Fellaini was getting away with?

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posted Feb 6, 2010

WEll having just read David Moyes' comments about the game and in particular Pienaar it makes me feel a little less annoyed about Kyrg being sent off. I still think for the first one that he did in the match that was even in the spotlight it was very harsh and I don't know how Fellaini was injured as he was the one that stamped on Kyrg. Anyway I think it will be appealed and hope to have him back for the next game although if he is suspended it will give Degen another chance, which I believe he deserves. I don't know what happened to Everton as we were still dominating them with 10men. Apart from their performance against Chelsea in the 3-3 draw Everton seem to have a mental block about playing the 'top 4' (its good to say this until city have played their 2 games in hand). A very tough match but I think the team with the better performance deserved to win...just like Hull did today. Thank you Phil Brown...all is forgiven for your ties with the manager of Blackburn. <laugh><laugh><laugh>

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posted Feb 6, 2010

It'd only be fair if he was done for kicking Dirk Kuyt in the face.

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posted Feb 6, 2010

One other thing....although Carra was very good I thought in the second half..apart from one mistake...I thought Insua was excellent. He seemed to have had his weetabix today and he found some pace from somewhere. I expect him to start at the WC for Argentina.

Does anyone else wonder whether we will be able to keep Skrtl if he doesn't start more regularly?

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comment by STIJN (U14105749)

posted Feb 6, 2010

This wasn't really a football game, was it? Some very ugly fouls, the sending off of Kyrgiakos was deserved, no discussion. But in the same situation Fellaini should get a booking at least and to be fair: Pienaar should have left the pitch way much earlier dan he actually did. Tipical derby game.
In the end our win was deserved. There was more passion, more power, more will in the Liverpool squad and to be fair: Everton didn't create very much with a man more on the pitch. Well done,lads! I hope you show the same spirit at the Emirates on Wednesday and for the rest of the season. Maybe even the 3th spot isn't that far away!

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posted Feb 6, 2010

Liverpool are flattered by 4th position; Man City only have to win one of their games in hand and draw the other and the scousers will be back in 5th, and if Villa win their game in hand Liverpool will be on the verge of dropping back to 6th. That would be a much more fitting position for the second-rate team that they are.

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posted Feb 6, 2010

Douggielee, you are right MCity still has to play and win. That is the question? What is the possibility of win or loose or draw, <laugh> We are 4th and yes anything can happen.

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comment by STIJN (U14105749)

posted Feb 6, 2010

We are in 4th and still a lot of people can't take it. FACT: if Arsenal will be beaten tomorrow and on Wednesday (and I say IF!) we are two points away from the 3th spot. I do not care if City, Spurs or the Villa still have games in their hands, they still need to win them. Everybody can beat everybody: who would have thought Hull would beat City today?

Liverpool is back! You all beter learn to live with it! :) :) :) :) :)

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posted Feb 6, 2010

comment by Douggielee (U5048262)
posted 39 Minutes Ago

Liverpool are flattered by 4th position; Man City only have to win one of their games in hand and draw the other and the scousers will be back in 5th, and if Villa win their game in hand Liverpool will be on the verge of dropping back to 6th. That would be a much more fitting position for the second-rate team that they are.


we are aware of the situation however having been here before unlike Spurs Man City and Villa we know what it takes. Villa got another draw against top 6 opposition today and Spurs didn't thrown the kitchen sink at Villa either. City were outplayed by Hull but then so were Chelsea a few days ago. Actually taking the spot and then having our destiny in our own hands is much better than hoping that other teams will drop points. I never expected City to drop points today but think that Mancini's inexperience in the EPL counted against him when he made his subs too late and also his starting line up. Long way to go but as long as we try our best hopefully it will work out.

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posted Feb 6, 2010

Read this somewhere:

"Carragher, 32, regarded as one of the last bastions of "one-club-men", broke through the Anfield ranks and has amassed over 600 first-team appearances for the Reds. "

Obviously they have forgotten about the likes of Gary Neville, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs to mention a few.

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posted Feb 6, 2010

Douggielee

What a fool you have just made yourself look? If If If....grow up son will you and get real...lol...

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posted Feb 6, 2010

Douggielee

Dream on, you couldn't take advantage when you had the chance and now you can eat our dust.

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posted Feb 6, 2010

Danwarb - i dont agree Fellainis was a deliberate stamp. Both were going for the ball but Krgyriakos left the ground. If u do that your asking for trouble.

Fellaini proabably should have been booked tho.

Where does all this rubbish come from the Carragher is such a great player? It makes me laugh. There were some terrible challenges by both sides today - all precipitated by Carragher challenge on pienaar with less than a minute gone. If were talking about 'deliberate' fouls the most 'deliberate' foul was again made by carragher, on pienaar as some sort of retribution for his tackle on mascherano a minute earlier which however bad, was an attempt to get the ball, which carraghers wasnt. But thats what jamie does best. He has no class, either in the way he plays or conducts himself, yet somehow hes lauded up there with the Baresis and maldinis of this world. Its laughable. Of course the real hero today was Gerrard who played totally within himself while all around him played as if they were on a sunday league pitch. He hasnt had the best season but is a more important player than what carragher ever will be to liverpool. Carraghers more akin to Tony hibbert in my book - has to give 100% every game because he knows if liverpool ever got rid of him, no one else would entertain him.

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posted Feb 7, 2010

comment by Douggielee (U5048262)

posted 12 Hours Ago

Liverpool are flattered by 4th position; Man City only have to win one of their games in hand and draw the other and the scousers will be back in 5th, and if Villa win their game in hand Liverpool will be on the verge of dropping back to 6th. That would be a much more fitting position for the second-rate team that they are.
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Douggielee -
Villa would have to win by a goal difference of 5 to go above LFC

If City get a win and a draw, they also would have to get a goal difference of 5 in the win

So the only team with a realistic chance of going above us would be if City win both games in hand.

It kind of weakens your statement

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posted Feb 7, 2010

comment by David Roberts (U13788170)
posted 10 Hours Ago
i dont agree Fellainis was a deliberate stamp. Both were going for the ball but Krgyriakos left the ground. If u do that your asking for trouble.........

There were some terrible challenges by both sides today - all precipitated by Carragher challenge on pienaar with less than a minute gone...........

If were talking about 'deliberate' fouls the most 'deliberate' foul was again made by carragher, on pienaar as some sort of retribution for his tackle on mascherano a minute earlier which however bad, was an attempt to get the ball, which carraghers wasnt..........

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Probably the biggest pile of nonsense I have seen written about the game yesterday.

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posted Feb 7, 2010

Franco Baresi's assessment of Jamie Carragher is good enough for me - "Carragher is the kind of player an Italian team would build a dynasty around" - and, had he listened to Signori Capello & Baldini's blandishments, he would almost certainly be England captain today, because he is the only English half-back who can do what Puyol and Cannavaro do for Spain and Italy, namely, bring out the ball creatively having won it.

The incessant barrage of anti-Carragher slurs slipping onto these pages is a backhanded compliment from jealous rivals who know in their hearts that Carragher is everything Rio Ferdinand is promoted to be in the media, a genuine Libero - when Rafael Benitez lets him play there !

The Derby success came about (a) because Carragher went back into the centre from where he could better marshal the defence and, (b), because Mascherano's remarkable speed of recovery (reminiscent of Ramon Wilson) and concentration on self-discipline (having already been booked) when filling in at right-back, was an example to Johnson and Degen about the primary defensive aspects of the position.

Everton's wingers have been behind their recent surge in form, but the two Argentine full-backs stopped them dead.

If David Moyes is scratching his head pondering why his extra man did not tell in the final reckoning, he needs to look long and hard at his central midfield, which was mindlessly negative when a concentrated 60 minutes of pressure must have eventually undone Liverpool.

Fellaini's performances since he joined the club have drawn much praise, but too many thoughtless plaudits for abrasive foul-play. His School of Science has a dark side, unseen in Derbies since Graeme Souness left the scene.

The barrage of cards the midfielder has drawn down upon himself is not due to readjustment to a new league, nor to an unending succession of malign refereeing decisions, it is solely due to the player's wilful indiscipline.

I have missed only two Everton matches over the past two seasons.

When Fellaini kicked the ball into a prostrate Kuyt, it was not a one-off, but an idiotic practice he repeats in match after match. Eventually, he will earn himself a ruinous reputation, or get shifted out of the club altogether, because his pluses do not outweigh the immature minuses in his game.

That he escaped sanction on Saturday is no mystery. The abnormal atmosphere of a Derby left the match officials looking like men who had just seen their first UFO - the Premier League needs to wise up on its selections for these games.

Still, for anyone looking ahead, Liverpool can get 83 points and have games against the teams ahead of them still to come - there is more than 4th to be played for - whilst both they and Everton must be hoping that the Europa League does not draw them into a fateful encounter for silverware.

After yesterday, a long cooling off period is needed before these two rival XIs are let loose at each again.

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comment by Mr Red (U10668896)

posted Feb 7, 2010

a good showing yesterday and more signs that we are coming into form.
it's good to see our defence back to it's usual dependable self and that is what we lacked before christmas. 2 very tough games coming up now away to Arsenal and City. anything between 2 and 4 points would be great.

anyway, i thought Everton would have done more with the extra man but don't worry BS. you have more than enough to get up the table into the euro places.

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posted Feb 7, 2010

chas, definatly.

There has been a dip, but results and confidence following on from each other could maybe realise the team to refind the form they had tail end of last season.

Battling performances and hard work (as instilled by Rafa) are slowly perhaps reaping reward once more.

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posted Feb 7, 2010

The incessant barrage of anti-Carragher slurs slipping onto these pages is a backhanded compliment from jealous rivals who know in their hearts that Carragher is everything Rio Ferdinand is promoted to be in the media, a genuine Libero - when Rafael Benitez lets him play there !
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No they're not. Really. They're not.

He's a carthorse and one of the dirtiest players I've ever had the misfortune to watch. Up there with Hughes and Thommo as one of the most repulsive RS ever.

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posted Feb 7, 2010

I am a die hard Liverpool fan and have been for around 40 years, there were some bad challenges yesterday and on the whole I would say we for most of the game did outplay Everton and with only 10 men but after saying all that Everton have really turned there game round after there poor start to the season as so have Liverpool and I would also like to say it makes me laugh when manutd say that there derby is the best derby in the world NO CHANCE Liverpool v Everton has got to be the best hard fought, full of passion derby and without the fighting between fans before and after a game unlike manutd v mancity, Barce v Real Madrid a close second. Well done to Liverpool and Everton for giving us fans value for money

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