Quantcast
Rival Players You Respect - Page 4 - FF - Football Forum - The Liverpool Way Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Bjornebye

Rival Players You Respect

Recommended Posts

4 hours ago, Remmie said:

Respecting an arse rapist oily ex Manc rat and another dirty Manc cunt who shagged his sister in law. 

 

This forum. 

 

Surely if you take out the Manc part that accurately describes the majority of this forum. 

  • Upvote 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Staying away from players I had respect for who don’t/didn’t play for our biggest rivals as that’s too easy. Everton, United and, because it’s hard for me, Leeds only for my selections. 
 

Probably won’t be popular, but I’d say Paul Scholes. Snide bastard in the tackle aside, he was an absolutely brilliant player. Quite liked Steve Coppell back in the day as well. 
 

The Everton team of the 1980’s had a couple of worthy of a tip of my hat. Southall certainly, Keven Sheedy, Paul Bracewell and Trevor Steven possibly.

 

As for Leeds, I’ll go for Ian Rush, Robbie Fowler, Ken De Mange, James Milner, Gary Mac and Jim Beglin. 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I always liked Trevor Steven as a kid.

 

Big Nev is a good shout too.

 

Henry was great and respected by our fans, he got a pretty impressive applause at Stevie or Carra’s testimonial from memory.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
37 minutes ago, paddyberger said:

I always liked Trevor Steven as a kid.

 

Big Nev is a good shout too.

 

Henry was great and respected by our fans, he got a pretty impressive applause at Stevie or Carra’s testimonial from memory.

I watched him tear Pompey apart when they beat them (5 nil I think it was) and the whole ground didn't just applaud him off the pitch but the Fratton End was singing his name. He was unbelievable. 

 

jpns%20WEB%20ACH%20Thierry%20Henry%20in%

 

It's that kind of stuff that this threads about. The football not the man or the club he played for. 

 

Ballacks another one. I remember seeing him for Leverkusen. He was head and shoulders above anyone on the pitch. Gutted Chelsea got him but he always got overshadowed by Essien and Lampard I thought. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pablo Aimar when he tore us apart in the friendly against Valenthia. Desperately wanted to see him in a red shirt. We did get his boss though.

 

Seemed a top pro as well, shame injuries saw to him. He was a magician at his best.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Henry and Ian Wright. Met Ian Wright once on a train to London and he was sound, didn't mind talking to me, some random Liverpool fan about the documentary about him on ITV a few weeks before. 

 

Not a player but I've always liked Carlo Ancelotti. Never disliked him when he was Chelsea manager. He never moaned about Istanbul when we won and never said anything when they beat us two years later. Always comes across as a genuine person. He would have to do something majorly twattish as Everton manager to make me dislike him. 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gordon Banks. Much as I loved the flying pig, it would have been magic if Shanks had been able to sign him. Always got a huge welcome from the Kop, acknowledged it and played a blinder.

Franz Beckenbauer. Just oozed class on the pitch. Absolute Nazi cunt off it.

Nev Southall. Brilliant goalie I saw little of being in Australia in the Dark Ages, an inspirational human being. 

Marcus Rashford. Done more for his country than the entire Tory government. Shows the petty minded nastiness of the scum fan base, so many snide comments about forgetting about what he's doing and concentrate on his game. Cunts, every last one of them.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Available Subscriptions

  • Last Match Report

  • Latest Posts

    • Interesting.   I've been having a little think about who we could potentially target, outside the obvious and those we've already been linked with in the past. Buying from the Premier League appears highly unlikely for me, what with the astronomical fees that Premier League clubs will want in the Winter window.   I've also ruled out clubs playing in the Champions League, as they'll be less inclined to sell during the season, especially if they progress beyond the group stages.   Here are who I think could be intriguing potential targets that I like the look of:   Nikola Milenkovic at Fiorentina Kristoffer Ajer up at Celtic. I'd also consider a flyer on Connor Goldson at Rangers as he ticks the homegrown box, without the ridiculous price hike.   Milenkovic would the be most expensive of those 3, but with Fiorentina not in European competition this season, and in all likelihood they won't be again next season, the young Serb ticks a lot of boxes for me. Contracted to Florence club until the end of the 2022 season. I reckon he could be had in the region of £25-£30 million.   23 years old, but with good experience at International level having won 23 caps for Serbia already. He's a fraction taller than Virgil, so would help cover the loss of Virgil's aerial ability. He's also very comfortable playing at right back too, as he's played a number of games there for Fiorentina, so offers a touch of versatility if we ever did consider changing to a back 3, or if we ran into injury issues in that position.   Ajer is a player I've seen a fair bit of over the past couple of seasons, and one who to me needs a move to a better league to kick on. Again, he has some versatility about him, as he's very comfortable playing further up the park in a defensive midfield role.   Very composed on the ball, and another 6'5" lad who is more than decent in the air. Just 22 years old and is contracted to Celtic until the end of the 2022 season. Quite surprised that he didn't move on in the Summer, as there were plenty of rumours floating around that he wanted to move on from Celtic Park. A fee of £12-£15 million would be more than enough to secure his signature.   As for the flyer in Connor Goldson, I considered homegrown players outside the Premier League, and barring a few young potentials, Goldson ticks a number of boxes.   He's 27, so is more experienced than those above in terms of age, and has played in all tiers of the Professional Leagues in England. He's also a leader, having captained Rangers on a number of occasions.    A touch smaller than Virgil, he's still very good in the air, though he lacks the ball playing ability in comparison with the others. Again, he's contract until the end of the 2022 season, so I reckon he could be snapped up for £10 million at the most. A big plus for Goldson is his homegrown status, and I reckon he'd jump at a move down South to give any aspirations he has of playing International football that little more of a push.   I've gone off to Squawka to grab their comparison matrix to compare the domestic seasons of the 3 above, as well as Caleta-Car that Ne Moe mentioned.   https://www.squawka.com/en/comparison-matrix/?compare=hU63Iyjx1EX1vtv0ZtyK7  
    • It's like Rocky blaming Spider Rico for damaging his brain.   If his injury was that that bad he played 85 minutes and almost set up a goal with his cross. Didn't look like a player who was injured or struggling after a nasty challenge. 
    • A happy little celebration dance, because he's got 100% confidence in Fabinho preventing the goal.
    • This guy makes a pretty compelling case to take a look at Duje Caleta-Car.   Marseilles already agreed to sell him for 20m to West Ham in the summer, he rejected the move, but at least the price is reasonable. Only 24, but best of all, he's a great passer, which is something we're sure to miss with Virgil out. Also wins a good percentage of his duels, a bit of a poor man's Virgil in his style if you'll forgive the comparison.   One to keep an eye out for, maybe.
  • Latest Round Up

  • Popular Contributors

  • Football Betting Site Betway
  • top casino sites
  • new UK casino
×