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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7725 on: September 22, 2020, 09:10:34 PM »
Think it was a Twitter rumour, so don't dig out your Villa top with Milner on the back just yet

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7726 on: September 22, 2020, 10:23:10 PM »
mentioned this milner story to my Liverpool supporting mate down the pub tonight. He's heard nowt but it was funny to see him go a shade of grey and frantically hit twitter for info after i mentioned it ;D
« Last Edit: September 22, 2020, 10:29:09 PM by sickbeggar »

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7727 on: September 22, 2020, 10:44:28 PM »
Liverpool Echo ran the story didn't it?

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7728 on: September 22, 2020, 10:45:42 PM »
Liverpool Echo ran the story didn't it?

No. It was a spoof site.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7729 on: September 22, 2020, 11:09:57 PM »
At some point a players legs go, nothing that training or diet can do about it.
He is 34 and will not play at this level for much longer.

I see him as similar to Barry who was still playing for Everton at a decent level when he was about 36.

It is similar to when Barry left Man. City for Everton when he was 32/33 and there were rumours he wanted to come back here but Lambert didn't want him and he was excellent generally for Everton.

Would love Milner back. Think he'd fit our midfield really well as he obviously plays a bit more deeper now but still got good energy. Also two years ago played a full season at left back.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7730 on: September 22, 2020, 11:33:46 PM »
Lampard seems to be trying to sell some of his players. Wouldn't be at all surprised if we get offered Tammy in the next few days.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7731 on: September 22, 2020, 11:42:39 PM »
At some point a players legs go, nothing that training or diet can do about it.
He is 34 and will not play at this level for much longer.

I see him as similar to Barry who was still playing for Everton at a decent level when he was about 36.

It is similar to when Barry left Man. City for Everton when he was 32/33 and there were rumours he wanted to come back here but Lambert didn't want him and he was excellent generally for Everton.

Would love Milner back. Think he'd fit our midfield really well as he obviously plays a bit more deeper now but still got good energy. Also two years ago played a full season at left back.

Do you see them as similar players?  (Barry and Milner)  I honestly think its like comparing Andy Townsend to Ian Taylor.  Both great players but one is going to age better than the other just down to how they play.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7732 on: September 23, 2020, 12:44:13 AM »
At some point a players legs go, nothing that training or diet can do about it.
He is 34 and will not play at this level for much longer.

I see him as similar to Barry who was still playing for Everton at a decent level when he was about 36.

It is similar to when Barry left Man. City for Everton when he was 32/33 and there were rumours he wanted to come back here but Lambert didn't want him and he was excellent generally for Everton.

Would love Milner back. Think he'd fit our midfield really well as he obviously plays a bit more deeper now but still got good energy. Also two years ago played a full season at left back.

Do you see them as similar players?  (Barry and Milner)  I honestly think its like comparing Andy Townsend to Ian Taylor.  Both great players but one is going to age better than the other just down to how they play.

Taylor and Townsend were both still playing in premier league at age of 35 I think.

Milner and Barry both look after themselves superbly, hardly had any major injuries in their career so generally you can last longer at top level if you've got good genes.

Lampard was still pretty good going into his mid 30s while Rooney was pretty much finished as a top level striker as soon as he hit 30.

Hendrie is probably a better example of someone who really peaked as a player at about 25 and then it was a gradual decline bar the odd wonder goal every 3 months.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7733 on: September 23, 2020, 12:50:19 AM »
At some point a players legs go, nothing that training or diet can do about it.
He is 34 and will not play at this level for much longer.

I see him as similar to Barry who was still playing for Everton at a decent level when he was about 36.

It is similar to when Barry left Man. City for Everton when he was 32/33 and there were rumours he wanted to come back here but Lambert didn't want him and he was excellent generally for Everton.

Would love Milner back. Think he'd fit our midfield really well as he obviously plays a bit more deeper now but still got good energy. Also two years ago played a full season at left back.

Do you see them as similar players?  (Barry and Milner)  I honestly think its like comparing Andy Townsend to Ian Taylor.  Both great players but one is going to age better than the other just down to how they play.

Taylor and Townsend were both still playing in premier league at age of 35 I think.

Milner and Barry both look after themselves superbly, hardly had any major injuries in their career so generally you can last longer at top level if you've got good genes.

Lampard was still pretty good going into his mid 30s while Rooney was pretty much finished as a top level striker as soon as he hit 30.

Hendrie is probably a better example of someone who really peaked as a player at about 25 and then it was a gradual decline bar the odd wonder goal every 3 months.

You are right they did both play in premier league past 35.  Townsend was starting games and playing well for Middlesbrough.  Taylor was picking up more and more injuries. 

Townsend imho aged better than Taylor, just as Scholes aged better than Gerrard and Carrick aged better than Keane. I don't see Milner having the passing range or positioning off the ball to compensate for when physically he starts to decline.

I'd not turn my nose up at him, but I'd rather he be somebody else's problem and player to replace when his legs do start to go


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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7734 on: September 23, 2020, 01:52:13 AM »
mentioned this milner story to my Liverpool supporting mate down the pub tonight. He's heard nowt but it was funny to see him go a shade of grey and frantically hit twitter for info after i mentioned it ;D

Ah, the halcyon days of being down the pub discussing transfers with mates.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7735 on: September 23, 2020, 06:22:13 AM »
The striker options are still light. One or two injuries upfront and we're screwed. We need two more in my opinion.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7736 on: September 23, 2020, 07:41:24 AM »
With the news yesterday that potentially there will be no crowds until March? the loss of revenue must be huge for the club and with the money that they must be putting into the club to pay wages etc..,this must be costing them a fortune,

I think that the owners may now put the cheque book away (or hide the BACs card).


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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7737 on: September 23, 2020, 07:42:17 AM »
I think Tammy will come in on deadline day but would prefer Eduard as Tammy is too similar to Watkins. Eduard is more of a Benteke mark2

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7738 on: September 23, 2020, 07:55:40 AM »
Did anyone else on Monday night when Konsa was holding his leg after time wonder if we might still be a bit light on centre halves....with Engels being injured / out of favour permanently is it just Hause as back up to Mings / Konsa? 

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation and the usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #7739 on: September 23, 2020, 08:01:49 AM »
Liverpool Echo ran the story didn't it?

No. It was a spoof site.

Spoof site, spoof twitter, is 2020 a spoof year?

 


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