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PostSubject: Re: Liverpool F.C. News   Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:27 pm

Zanetti is probably the ONLY player in the world who gets BETTER as he gets older! fantastic player.

remember when you asked me about Mascherano?!! haha i told you so!! in him we have the world's best defensive midfielder, and that's not because im a liverpool or Argentina fan.
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PostSubject: Re: Liverpool F.C. News   Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:30 pm

but dont think Rafa improved him, Rafa knew mascherano has quality from the start. When liverpool got him on loan the 23 year old had already played over 50 games for Argentina- that speaks volumes of his talent. West Ham, i could kill the idiot who benched him.

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PostSubject: Re: Liverpool F.C. News   Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:16 pm

teee wrote:
He will get even better.

the stage is all set.. to prove himself

april is a very crucial month.. and he'll face players like adebayor/cesc/flamini

if he can immobilize these players, I think very well could be on his way to receiving some awards from the FA or europe.

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PostSubject: Hicks Still Wants Parry Out, Sole Control   Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:14 pm

Hicks Still Wants Parry Out, Sole Control



Liverpool co-owner Tom Hicks has added to the drama at Anfield revealing he wants to introduce a new team to run club finances within six weeks...



The bitter spat with fellow co-owner George Gillett and club chief
executive Rick Parry shows no signs of dying down following this latest
revelation, mere days after Hicks sent a letter to Parry asking him,
having been at the club almost a decade to his 14 months, to resign.

Parry branded the request 'offensive' and promptly shrugged it off, insisting he was staying.

The request came just 48 hours after Liverpool secured qualification to
their third Champions League semi-final in four years - and like the
previous two, it is to be against Chelsea.

Speaking to The Mail on Sunday, Hicks has today reiterated that he wants Parry out of the job and a brand new team installed to run the team's finances in the next six weeks.

Hicks is said to be partial to promoting commercial director Ian Ayre - a native Liverpudlian - to the role of chief-executive.

His scathing assessment of Parry makes unpleasant reading: he believes he
is holding back the club both commercially and on the pitch, and also
intimated that the chief executive was involved in the infamous
Klinsmann talks last year, which arguably saw the boardroom drama at
Anfield at its all-time high as manager Rafael Benitez's position was
disgracefully compromised.

Further to this, the blame game continues: Hicks believes that Parry's lack of communication skills have seen the club limited in their transfer activity, and that with Parry removed from his post, manager Benitez would have more freedom and scope to get the players he desires.

Arrogant?

Hicks said: "Rick Parry has been Liverpool's CEO for 10 years and we haven't won a league championship under his leadership.

"Our commercial revenues have not kept up with other top clubs during that
time, which has made it very difficult to compete for the Premier League.

"After watching him operate, I came to the conclusion it was time to ask him to resign, due to his inability to manage an organisation, his seemingly arrogant attitude to our supporters and his lack of communication with Rafa.


"I reached my decision a few weeks ago but waited until after the games against Everton and Arsenal. It is important to try to have a new CEO in place by May so we can begin working with Rafa on player transfers."

Meanwhile once want-away co-owner Gillett backs Parry, who is reportedly astonished following the criticism of his credentials and track record.

The executive wants a meeting of the six-man board to be called to discuss Hicks' grievances and to resolve the issues.

Parry is confident that there is a majority already behind him that should
keep him in the executive hot-seat, with Gillett and his son Foster
likely to be in his corner along with former chairman David Moores -
the only backing Hicks is likely to get is from his son, Tommy jnr.

Not Helpful

Parry said: "I stand by my track record in English football and as chief
executive of Liverpool Football Club. It would be inappropriate for me
to comment in detail on these allegations — that should be a matter for
the Liverpool board.

"In fact, I would welcome an opportunity to discuss these matters with our co-owners and board colleagues. This continuous airing of issues in the media is clearly not helpful at this crucial stage of our season."

Hicks though, is relentless. He is unhappy with accusations levelled at him that he was responsible for the Klinsmann talks when, apparently, Gillett planned the talks and Parry had full knowledge of them. Parry does not deny these accusations, but insists he was at the meeting with both co-owners.

Sole control is Hicks' ultimate goal. He believes that, should he be given
that power, Rafa Benitez would be given a long-term deal and that the
majority of the club's mounting debt would be cleared before the launch
of their new stadium, Stanley Park, in 2011.


One Strong Owner

Hicks said: "It's time for Liverpool to have one strong owner to give Rafa
the support he needs to win trophies, grow our commercial revenues
worldwide and build the best stadium in the world. I believe I am that
owner.


"Under my ownership, Ian Ayre, Philip Nash [the finance director] and Rafa Benitez would make an outstanding management team.
As we prepare to move into our new stadium in 2011, we will have the
resources to be competitive year in and year out, and restore Liverpool
Football Club to its position as the No 1 club in the world."


Moores, who sold to the Americans just over a year ago, is displeased with
their conduct and the impact it has had on the club's integrity. He has
called for immediate resolution and co-operation from the Americans,
who he believes should think about themselves and not the club.

Not Acceptable

Moores
said: "It makes the club a laughing stock and that's not acceptable.
This is not what the club is about. It is embarrassing and not an
acceptable way of doing things. It needs to be resolved as quickly as
possible. The two owners have got to stop thinking of themselves and
start thinking of the club, its values, traditions and heritage."

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PostSubject: Re: Liverpool F.C. News   Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:21 pm

interesting stuff...

i agree.. parry is shit

so is moores

i dont think we have any choice.. get behind the team, and stop bothering hicks...

i hope he really means what he says...
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PostSubject: Re: Liverpool F.C. News   Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:37 am

Hicks Promises Rafa New Contract, Calls Parry A Disaster



Liverpool
co-owner Tom Hicks has publicly promised manager Rafael Benitez a new
contract if gains control of the club from George Gillett, his
erstwhile partner. But in an interview with Sky Sports News, Hicks has
also branded chief executive Rick Parry's time in charge at Anfield as
"a disaster."



Interviewed by Sky Sports News, Tom Hicks said: "If I was to buy George
Gillett out, the first thing I'd do is offer Rafa a one-year extension.
Hopefully we'd have success and extend it again.

"We communicate
regularly. He's got the guys playing very well - Rafa has unique
skills. We are playing pretty well and I give Rafa all credit for that."

'Parry Must Go'

But the American co-owner of Liverpool also says chief executive Rick Parry's tenure has been a 'disaster'.

Last
week, Hicks sent a letter to Parry asking him to resign from his role.
And in an exclusive interview with Sky, he criticised Liverpool's
failure to compete commercially with their 'Big Four' Premier League
rivals.

"If you look at what has happened under Rick's leadership, it has been a disaster," he told the broadcasters.

"We have fallen so far behind the other top clubs. The new stadium should have been built three or four years ago.

"We
have two sponsors, maybe three. We should have 12 or 15. We are not
doing anything in Asia the way Manchester United and Barcelona are.

"We
have a tremendous number of fans in Asia. So we have got the top brand
in the world of football, but we just don't know how to commercialise
and get the money for it to use to buy great players.

"Rick needs to resign from Liverpool football club. He's put his heart into it, but it is time for a change.

"You have to be able to work with the manager and Rick has proved he can't do that."

Unworkable Relationship With Gillett

Hicks
and co-owner George Gillett bought out Liverpool in February 2007, but
Hicks admits that their relationship has now completely broken down.

"At
this point it is unworkable," he revealed. "We started this as friends,
but 50-50 is a difficult business proposition because you cannot do
anything without your partner's approval.

"We had a good honeymoon but, over a period of time, there have been issues, the stadium being the main one.

"If George doesn't sell - because I am not going to sell - I guess we stay in this position that we are in.

"It's complicated but it's going to happen [Hicks buying Gillett out] although I can't force George to accept.

"I
am planning to make him a very attractive offer. If I had a majority on
it [ownership of Liverpool] I could put more capital in.

"My
goal is take all the debt off the club except the working capital
needed and get the permanent financing totally in place for the stadium.

"I
want the finances of the club to be secure. I want to be the majority
owner of a group that buys the club and I have got a 25-year track
record of being a very successful investor around the world.

"The fans don't like the fact that we borrowed a lot of money to buy the club but I will fix that."

DIC's Presence

Hicks
then discussed the talks that Liverpool held with Dubai International
Capital (DIC), whose attempt to purchase a minority stake in the club
in March failed.

"DIC has no seat at the table. They are masters
of the British tabloid spin. They want to stir the pot of Liverpool to
create dissension," he added.

"I did talk to Dubai about being a
49 per cent partner but it just didn't work out. They didn't share the
same vision I have and I didn't think they could become minority
partners. I am not going to have any more 50-50 partners."

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PostSubject: Re: Liverpool F.C. News   Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:39 am

"If I was to buy George Gillett out, the first thing I'd do is offer Rafa a one-year extension. Hopefully we'd have success and extend it again. "

I dont like the way this sounds.... just a 1 year extension?!

wtf?!

is he expecting us to win everything? doesnt he realize rafa is still in the process of building a team.
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PostSubject: Re: Liverpool F.C. News   Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:00 pm

ok firstly i wanna say that Hicks has a point with regards to Perry. I always wondered how liverpool fell soo far behind arsenal and Man United in financial terms. Being clueless i should have asked myself who is actually responsible for the financial management of the club and ultimately it goes down to Perry as he's the chief exec.

secondly i was very suprised to hear that it was Gillet who initiated the Klinsman move.. not to mention my other suprise that Perry was at that meeting and kept it from Rafa.

thirdly, a year extension shows his lack of knowledge of the game and his lack of appreciation for Rafa. Almost laughable. for me Rafa is the world's best manager but he needs the club to invest in players and we're utterly incapable of doing that and it is so frustrating for fans, imagine poor ol' Rafa; what a season he's having. We dont deserve him.

lastly the video was a PR move by Hicks- who had come to be seen as the main villain in this drama, to clear up his image and its so clear that a blind man could see it. Holding his liverpool cup and shirt while he watches his hokey team playing.. typical texan. G.W. Bush style idiot. Nevertheless, he raises interesting points, very very interesting.

God help us, look at the mess we're in and who's to blame but Parry and Moores.
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PostSubject: Re: Liverpool F.C. News   Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:22 pm

we'll just have to ride it... the club is bigger than those idiots

the players are behind rafa

the FANS are behind rafa

whatever happens with the ownership, one things for sure, we'll stay strong.

sooner or later, hicks will come to his senses, and sell the club.. its pretty much like you said, a stupid PR stunt... divide and conquer, but its not gonna work.. we arent stupid ;p

and yes, parry and moores need to be thrown into sea... completely their fault for selling the club to the wrong people!!
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PostSubject: Re: Liverpool F.C. News   Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:55 pm

Chelsea managed to sneak a invaluable away goal in
the dying seconds of the first leg Champions League semi-final 1-1 draw
at Anfield, making them favourites to progress to the final.
However, some pundits are saying Liverpool will rip up the form
sheet and produce a shock result, a predication boosted by the fact
that the Reds will be rested before the second leg clash whilst the
Blues will have to play their first eleven against league leaders
Manchester United as they try to battle on two fronts.
While the West Londoners host the Red Devils on Saturday, Liverpool
will rotate their stars against Birmingham as their season in respect
to their league aspirations is already over.
But when asked if Liverpool will indeed benefit from Chelsea’s packed schedule, Benitez took a different view.
“I don't know. Both teams will have four days after the games on Saturday”, said the Spaniard.
“I don't think it will be a great advantage unless they have some
problems. We are playing against Birmingham and that will be tough and
physical, so it will be more or less the same.”
Benitez did give in a little when pressed on whether Chelsea’s clash with United will take a good deal out of their players.
”It must be intense”, said Benitez about the big weekend fixture.
“If they play with a high tempo because it is really important for
them, then maybe there will be some advantage, but I don't think so.”
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yeah i sorta agree with that.. i dont see either team playing with high tempo.. theres too much at stake to fuck it up.
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PostSubject: Re: Liverpool F.C. News   Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:01 am

Report: Benítez To Spend £30m On Five Players



A report in this morning's Sun claims that Rafa Benítez has decided to
stay at Liverpool after a productive meeting with Tom Hicks and co
yesterday. The Spaniard has now been given the green light to begin
plans for his summer spending.



The report claims that spending at the club will be smaller than last season, with a budget of around £30m.

Barry First

Benítez reportedly plans to use this to bring in five players, the most
expensive of whom will likely be Aston Villa captain Gareth Barry.

As has already been speculated, the Reds are one of a number of clubs
fighting it out for the England international, but Villans boss Martin
O'Neill will certainly not let his star man depart without putting up
resistance.

On The Cheap


Nevertheless, Benítez remains confident that Liverpool "will not need to spend big, big money" this summer and one man he has already tied up is Swiss international right-back Phillip Degen. The Borussia Dortmund defender is out of contract at the end of this season and has apparently already agreed to move to Anfield once this campaign draws to a close.

Spanish Influences

There are set to be changes at left-back too, with Athletic Bilbao's Fernando Amorebieta being mentioned, something that will only increase
speculation that the under-fire John Arne Riise's time at Liverpool is
up.

In midfield Benítez is said to have his eye on Atlético Madrid's Maxi Rodríguez as well as Wigan Athletic's right-winger Luís Antonio Valencia, also reportedly a target for rivals Manchester United.

It is unknown if a move for another striker is being
planned, but Peter Crouch's and Andriy Voronin's Anfield futures are
less than secure.

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PostSubject: Re: Liverpool F.C. News   Fri May 02, 2008 9:13 am

Soccer Team Valuations
04.30.08, 6:00 PM ET



Rank Team Country Current Value 1 ($mil) Debt/Value(%) 2 1-Yr Value Change(%) Revenue ($mil) Operating Income 3($mil)
1 Manchester United England 1,800 60 24 394 111
2 Real Madrid Spain 1,285 27 24 474 112
3 Arsenal England 1,200 43 31 329 77
4 Liverpool England 1,050 65 131 269 60
5 Bayern Munich Germany 917 0 9 302 72
6 AC Milan Italy 798 0 -3 307 54
7 Barcelona Spain 784 7 47 392 92
8 Chelsea England 764 0 42 382 -5
9 Juventus Italy 510 5 -10 196 35
10 Schalke 04 Germany 470 48 0 154 36
11 AS Roma Italy 434 12 94 213 48
12 Tottenham Hotspur England 414 15 70 207 64
13 Olympique Lyonnais France 408 7 19 190 15
14 Inter Milan Italy 403 0 -27 207 21
15 Borussia Dortmund Germany 323 57 63 122 31
16 Newcastle United England 300 43 16 175 12
17 Hamburg SV Germany 293 0 32 163 41
18 Werder Bremen Germany 262 0 NA 131 11
19 Valencia Spain 254 159 31 145 -49
20 Celtic Scotland 227 11 23 151 48
21 Everton England 197 30 24 103 -1
22 West Ham United England 195 23 25 115 -22
23 Manchester City England 191 63 -8 114 27
24 Aston Villa England 190 12 36 106 -40
25 Olympique Marseille France 187 0 19 134 13

http://www.forbes.com/lists/2008/34/...ions_Rank.html

Good news, until you realize we have the worst debt percentage in the
top 10. Also, our opperating income is $4million less than Spurs'.

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in 1 year, hicks manages to increase our value by 131% !!!

what the FUCK has parry been doing for the last 10 years
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PostSubject: Re: Liverpool F.C. News   Sun May 11, 2008 10:08 am

TORRES BREAKS RECORD IN FINAL DAY WIN




Liverpool have signed off with three points after second-half goals
from Andriy Voronin and Fernando Torres secured a 2-0 victory at White
Hart Lane.





The Reds opened the scoring through their ponytailed striker after an hour of dour end-of-season football.



From there the game burst into life, with Torres netting his 24th
league goal of the campaign to see him overtake Ruud van Nistelrooy and
become the most prolific foreigner ever in a debut season.


Liverpool could have had a hatful from there, not that it really mattered in what was a dead rubber of a game.



If the opening exchanges were a little flat, a giant inflatable
ball which made its way on to the pitch certainly wasn't. It was
allowed to roll around for several minutes until Didier Zokora
delighted the home fans by booting it back.


It was 10 minutes before either team provided similar
entertainment, Liverpool working it well down the right before Andriy
Voronin's volley forced Radek Cerny into an acrobatic save.


The visitors were soon threatening again when Steven Gerrard pinged
a lovely ball down the left for the onrushing Ryan Babel. Fernando
Torres, the cause of fervent bouncing in the away end throughout,
busted a gut to get into the box but a combination of poor control and
good defending from Jonathan Woodgate had it that he needn't have
bothered. Minutes later Babel did manage to produce an end product only
to be denied by a diving Cerny.


It felt like chucking out time at the inn, both sides being ordered
to finish their dregs before stumbling off for a kip ahead of a new,
er, season. Not that either manager was showing signs of end-of-season
fatigue. Both Benitez and countryman Juande Ramos stood animated
through much of the first half, perhaps keen to earn bragging rights
among the Spanish branch of the League Managers' Association.


The latter was almost celebrating after 25 minutes when Dimitar
Berbatov headed towards the bottom right-hand corner of Pepe Reina's
net. The Golden Glove winner had to be at his clean-sheet keeping best
to push the ball out for a corner.


The result might have been academic here, but elsewhere in the
Premier League fingernails were at a premium as teams diced with
destiny at both ends of the table. News of a Man Utd opener promoted
surreal celebrations around nine tenths of the Lane, one of the few
stadiums in England where United are the lesser of two evils.


The second-half began where the first left off, though a neat piece
of combination play between Gerrard and Torres soon presented the Spain
international with a fine chance to make it 33 for the season. So often
this year Premier League goalkeepers have lost the battle of nerves
when face-to-face with El Nino but not this time, Cerny using his legs
to pull off an unlikely save. He was also there to thwart Andriy
Voronin's low drive minutes later.


Spurs then opened up the Liverpool defence with some intricate
passing which left Robbie Keane with a decent chance opening the
scores. The Republic of Ireland man dragged his shot wide when he
should have done better.


Finally the game was opening up. Next, Gerrard burst forward before
unleashing a curler just over the bar, while down at the other end Pepe
Reina had to be smart to stop a volley from the otherwise anonymous
Steed Malbranque.


Then, on 68 minutes, came the breakthrough, Torres the architect in
laying a superb throughball before Ukraine international dispatched
with ease to take his personal tally for the season to six.


Spurs almost made an immediate reply when Berbatov sent a classy
volley towards the Liverpool goal. Unfortunately for him, Reina was
equal to it with a world-class stop.


Instead it was the visitors who struck again with a trademark goal
from, who else, Torres. The 24-year old turned Alan Hutton on a
sixpence before tucking home his 24th league goal of the season.


It was turning into a classic all of a sudden. Well, maybe. Hutton
almost made it three when he headed towards his own goal from close
range. His blushes were spared by the excellent Cerny.


Liverpool then hit the bar through Torres after great work from substitute Yossi Benayoun.



The Israeli could have bagged a couple himself later on but 2-0 it was to remain.



Elsewhere, United won the title after beating Wigan, while Derby, Birmingham and Reading have all been relegated.



Stay logged on to Liverpoolfc.tv for highlights from midnight.



Teams


Liverpool: Reina, Insua, Carragher, Skrtel, Arbeloa, Babel, Gerrard
(captain), Mascherano, Kuyt, Voronin, Torres. Subs - Hyypia, Leiva,
Finnan, Itandje, Benayoun

Tottenham
Hotspur: Cerny, , Dawson, Woodgate, Hutton, O'Hara, Jenas, Zokora,
Malbranque, Berbatov, Keane (captain). Subs - Robinson, Bent,
Chimbonda, Tainio, Huddlestone

Referee: Uriah Rennie

Conditions: Hot

Attendance: Unknown

Liverpoolfc.tv Man-of-the-Match: Fernando Torres

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PostSubject: Re: Liverpool F.C. News   Wed May 14, 2008 10:44 am

Little Sam To Become Rafa's Right-Hand Man





According to
the latest press reports, former Bolton manager Sammy Lee is set to
take over the vacant assistant manager's job at Liverpool.





The ex England and Liverpool midfielder has plenty of previous
experience in the role, most famously as Sam Allardyce's right-hand man
at the Reebok, and he also already a close associate of Reds boss Rafa
Benitez from his time in Spain

In fact, Benitez advocated Lee's
appointment when former first-team coach Alex Miller accepted an offer
to become manager of J League outfit JEF United Chiba last month.

Liverpool
chief executive Rick Parry is said to have held numerous discussions
with Lee during the course of the week, and all indications are that an
agreement will be reached.

This will not be the first time that
Lee has been involved in the backroom at Anfield having previously been
reserve team manager and first team coach at the club under Graeme
Souness and Gerard Houllier.

Benitez, in the meanwhile, has
suggested that he will be thinking about how best to prepare the club
for the coming season even while on holiday with his family.

“I
don’t tend to have too much time away from football, but I will try to
switch off for a bit,” he said. “I will have to try to hide my mobile
phone, and if my wife can't find out about it I’ll try and keep it on
me.

“But if she finds it I’m sure she’ll throw it in the swimming pool.”

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1- what do you think of sammy lee?

2- rafa is CLASSIC!! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Liverpool F.C. News   Tue May 20, 2008 12:49 am


Club captain Steven Gerrard has paid tribute to teammates Fernando Torres and Ryan Babel after fans voted them Player and Young Player of the Season respectively.

So Stevie, Fernando has been voted Player of the Season by fans –
quite an achievement considering the year people like you and Javier
have had?




I enjoy playing with him, it's great to have him here and he's been
Player of the Year hands down. His movement and runs are fantastic.
Hopefully he can take this into next season.


Besides his 33 goals, why do you think the fans have taken to him like they have?



What has struck me about him, besides the goals, is his workrate
and how much he's up for it. Usually when you bring in foreign players
there can be a concern about whether they will be able to handle the
physical side of the Premier League. How long are they going to take to
adapt to the push and shove? But, from the first game against Chelsea,
he was all over their defenders, harassing them. If he gets kicked he's
straight back up. He loves it! This is what has struck me most because
I always expected him to get the goals.


Yes, he doesn't go down – you never see him dive, do you?



He is a powerful boy, he doesn't go down. He is strong, has great
character and works hard for the team. He's a great buy so far.






Okay, Ryan Babel scooped Young Player of the Season– what have you made of his debut year?



It's been good. He's young and he's made a big impact from the
bench, and he's done well in some matches he's started. He's got a
bright future. If he's willing to learn then he's got the right players
around him to help his game. It's all about Ryan now and how much he
wants to take his game to the next level, because he's certainly got
the attributes.


You get the feeling that, despite making a good start, there's even more to come from Ryan, don't you?



Ryan has got the ability, there's no doubt about it. He's strong,
quick, can set goals up and score. He's got it all. I've seen it with
so many players when they've had this ability and not taken it to the
next level. It's up to Ryan now how much he wants to be one of the top
players about, because he certainly could be.
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PostSubject: Re: Liverpool F.C. News   Tue May 20, 2008 8:22 am


Liverpool Football Club today confirmed that Swiss international
defender Philipp Degen will sign a contract with the club on July 1.


The right sided full-back - who will represent his country at this
summer's European Championships - is out of contract with Borussia
Dortmund this summer and has opted to begin a new career on Merseyside
from next season.


Degen, 25, spent four seasons in his homeland with FC Basel before his move to the Bundesliga and will provide competition for Steve Finnan and Alvaro Arbeloa in the right-back role at Anfield.



Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez said: "Philipp is still young but has
gained great experience from playing in the Bundesliga with Borussia
Dortmund and on the international stage with Switzerland. He also
played in the Champions League during his time with Basel and so is
used to top level football.


"He is an offensive player with great energy and a winning
mentality. His strength is going forward and I am confident he will be
prove to be a quality addition to our squad."


He added: "Sometimes you can find these players on the market. When
you find a player like him who costs no money it means you can use
money for improving other parts of the squad.


"He is a good signing, a player of potential, who can help us improve in the wide areas."



Looking ahead to the move, Degen said: "When I received the offer
from Liverpool, there was no doubt I would accept it. They are one of
the biggest clubs in the world and I am looking forward to the
challenge of establishing myself there and playing in the best league
there is."
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PostSubject: Re: Liverpool F.C. News   Tue May 20, 2008 5:31 pm

rafa is hillarious- i think thats why most fans love him- they've really taken him in, and rightly so.
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PostSubject: Re: Liverpool F.C. News   Tue May 20, 2008 6:43 pm

another cygan? i hope not...
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PostSubject: Re: Liverpool F.C. News   Sat May 24, 2008 2:42 pm

source: GOAL.COM
PLAYER PROFILE


Name: Andrea Dossena
DOB: September 11th 1981
Height: 1.85m
Weight: 74kg
Position: Defender
Current Club: Udinese Calcio 1896
Early Years
Andrea Dossena was born in Lodi, a small town in the region of Lombardy- home to both Inter and Milan. He began his football career with Hellas Verona and he quickly moved up into the club's youth system after showing incredible talent at a young age. In 2001 he left the youth team and made the step up to the senior squad under Alberto Malesani's tutelage.
Dossena made his Serie A debut on November 18 2001 and he was thrown in at the deep end as his first appearance was against bitter rivals Chievo in the Derby di Verona and he played alongside emerging talents such as Mauro Camoranesi, Alberto Gilardino, Massimo Oddo, Marco Cassetti and Adrian Mutu. He was quick to adapt within a side boasting plenty of youth and brilliant talent with massive potential.
Onwards And Upwards
Dossena spent four years with the Gialloblu but in 2002 his side were relegated to Serie B following a last day defeat to Piacenza. It was a steep learning curb for the player but he kept his place in the side and decided to stay where as most of his team mates jumped ship. It was a wise decision which paid off in 2005 when he was signed by Serie A outfit Udinese. Fiery character Serse Cosmi, who coached the left-back at the time, decided his left back was surplus to requirements at the Stadio Friuli and he sent him on loan to Treviso. Dossena made 21 first team appearances for the Biancocelesti but he couldn't stop them sliding into Serie B. At the end of the 2005/06 season, the stopper was recalled back to the Bianconeri by Giovanni Galeone.
The stopper went on to feature 28 times for the Zebrette and he was soon to be reunited with his old coach from Verona. Galleone was sacked by the Stadio Fruili based outfit after falling out with the club's directors. Alberto Malesani, who played a big part in Dossena's early career at the Gialloblu, was reunited with his former Verona star. Rise To Fame In just two years, the powerful defender has made massive strides towards a rewarding career. He has played 63 times for Udinese and this season he has impressed in Serie A. His performances against the top four clubs in particular were outstanding. He kept the Nerazzurri's star studied line up quiet in the 0-0 draw back in January.
Dosena marked Zlatan Ibrahimovic out of the game as his side stole a valueable point against the league leaders. The left-back was dangerous all night and his constant runs and dangerous crosses from the wings caused the Nerazzurri problems. The Udinese number 8 also gave his side a shock lead against Juventus but they went on to lose the game 2-1. The defender's work at the back helped his side earn a very respectable sixth place finish which rewarded them with a UEFA Cup place. However, the former Verona man might not feature in the competition.
Anfield Awaits
The Italian stopper has the chance to play in the Champions League next term with Liverpool who are on the verge of signing their target. Rafa Benitez has been impressed by the Bianconero and the Reds are focused on taking the rising star to Anfield as a replacement for John Arne Riise. Dossena has similar qualities to the Norwegian but he is more graceful on the ball and has a sweeter first touch. He is also excellent in the air and has a commanding presence at the back. His current coach Pasquale Marino has revealed that the player will move to Liverpool. It is believed the Reds are close to signing the defender from Lodi for around £8m. The future is looking bright for the stopper and no doubt he will impress wherever he ends up playing.
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PostSubject: Re: Liverpool F.C. News   Sat May 24, 2008 2:48 pm

good.. an italian defender..

i cant help but feel sorry for Riise... he was shockingly awful this season... i hope he recovers (but not against us)..

dossena looks like a thug... i saw a couple of clips.. and have to say im very impressed..

the guy can only improve under rafa!


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PostSubject: Re: Liverpool F.C. News   Sat May 24, 2008 4:19 pm

i hope he goes away, i can never forgive him for that idiotic own goal.
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PostSubject: Re: Liverpool F.C. News   Sat May 24, 2008 5:09 pm

yeah.... that pretty much cost us the finaL

not that we have what it takes to beat manU.... but who knows

teee ... who are our free kick takers?

i know stevie and xabi take some .. but who are our lefties?

riise was awsome... now he's gone

i saw aurelio take quite a few..... never got to the back of the net...

we need to score more goals from FK's
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PostSubject: Re: Liverpool F.C. News   Sun May 25, 2008 7:11 am

Gerrard, Alonso, left footers; Aurelio, Agger sometimes (indirect), i saw nabil el zahar take an indirect freekick once, Gonzales took a few, Riise.. we don't have any more left footers
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PostSubject: Re: Liverpool F.C. News   Sun May 25, 2008 7:52 am

rafa says he's gonna splash 50m on transfers!!!

thats the kind of shit we need to finally compete with the top 2
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PostSubject: Re: Liverpool F.C. News   Sun May 25, 2008 10:34 am

if he had 50 million there and ready, we would have seen a couple of signings by now dont u think
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