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  1. Crazy Dave

    Summer 2020 Transfer Thread

    Can't stand Reddy. Arrogance personified and says nothing of value. She's done incredibly well to get to where she has given her lack of talent.
  2. Perhaps they didn't need to cheat any longer given they'd created the monster already?
  3. The Premier League has to take some form given they submit to UEFA's FFP rules. The question is how severe it ends up being.
  4. 100% agree. That's embarrassing revisionism from Owen, that.
  5. Brilliant interview from Carra, that. Probably one of the best hours I've spent listening to a podcast. I thought Owen came off quite genuine in terms of being regretful of how things turned out with Liverpool, but there's still some issues that were slightly glossed over, which is understandable given this could easily have become a 3 hour pod otherwise. For instance, Carra let him off the hook a bit with Owen running his contract down at Liverpool. He pressed him a little bit when Owen placed the blame on his agent being on a long-term sabbatical as the reason why the contract never got signed. But I just don't buy Owen's version of events on this. I think he wanted to position himself so that, if a Madrid or whoever came sniffing around, that he'd available below market value in order to sweeten the deal and get his move. I don't have any problem with him leaving. At the time, the club had dropped away a little bit and were facing another rebuilding job under a new manager. My issue is that the club got completely fucked on this. In 2004 he was probably worth 25 million given what the likes of Cisse, Drogba and Rooney were moving for at the same time. Whether Madrid would have wanted him at that price is doubtful given they had Ronaldo, Raul and Morientes already, and I think Owen and his agent knew that he'd only get his move if he was under his true market value, which he was given he only had 12 months left on his deal. In fairness Parry and Moores were also thick enough to let him and his agent fuck about for 18 months. They deserve a lot of the blame for what happened. Fast forward to today, can you imagine John Henry or Mike Gordon being taken advantage of like Parry and Moores were? Players only leave Liverpool now on our terms or if we don't really give a fuck such as Can, Moreno and Sturridge. All this being said, I would have loved to have resigned him in 2005 and even in 2009 given he was free and happy to play a sub's role. I can't get my head around why Rafa didn't resign him given we didn't have great options off the bench in that period. One more thing; on the pod Owen made out like he had to make his choice between United, Everton or Hull. Given the enormity of what he was about to do to his legacy at Liverpool, I'm surprised he didn't want to take his time and think about things, maybe reach out to some other clubs again, prior to signing for United. He has quotes from 2009 whereby he states that he signed immediately basically without even blinking: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2009/jul/03/michael-owen-manchester-united-transfer I believe him when he says that Liverpool is his club, but I just cannot for the life of me imagine Gerrard, Fowler, Carra etc behaving the same if faced with the same situation.
  6. Crazy Dave

    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    I want to win it before Goodison and I want that guard of honour. I want their players and owners clapping us onto the pitch and paying homage to the best team they've ever seen. I want Klopp to come on to the pitch with proper entrance music like in the WWF. Fuck Everton, they deserve this. They deserve to be utterly fucking humiliated given all the shite and bile they've spat our way over the past 20 years. All those small time cunts deserve nothing but the worst coming their way after their behavior of late. We all have heard the chants coming out of the away end. Fuck them.
  7. Crazy Dave

    The FA Cup reaction

    Chelsea away is a cunt of a draw. They played their first team at Hull in the 4th round. Can't win either way now. Change course and play a slightly stronger team against Shrewsbury just to get through and face probable elimination by Chelsea's first team anyway?
  8. Crazy Dave

    Shewsbury Town 2 Liverpool 2 (Jan 26 2020)

    At the outset it seemed to make a lot of sense to bring in Matip, Lovren & Fabinho as they'd need game time, but in reality it played out that having 3 players on their first starts back from long-term injury destabilized the starting eleven. They all looked a million miles off the pace from the first 20 minutes onwards and I'm surprised that two of them played the full 90. I also thought the two full-backs were willing, but both had poor games and offered nothing going forwards. Bit harsh, probably, but we're a team built upon guile from the flanks and yesterday there wasn't any available. I felt sorry for both because there's a huge difference between playing half-arsed Premier League stars at Anfield and playing League One cloggers who are treating it like a World Cup final.
  9. Crazy Dave

    The FA Cup reaction

    You have to admire the balls on Klopp to basically say a big public Fuck You to the FA and their arrogance in scheduling replays during Winter Breaks but all that being said, I don't think it's too much of a big deal to play some of the first team in this particularly players who need games like Milner, Shaqiri, Keita, Matip, Lovren, Lallana, Adrian, Origi etc. They'll all still going to get a break after Southampton of a week or so. What's the harm in playing just a few of them to ensure the kids get this over the line?
  10. Crazy Dave

    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    Andy Johnson. Better than Michael Owen according to the Blues at the time.
  11. Crazy Dave

    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    So Everton's strategy for future, sustainable, success is to use Uncle Uzzy to cook the books and hope that they don't get their collar felt by the FA or UEFA? All the while banging on about the redshite being cheating bastards? Okay, then....
  12. Crazy Dave

    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    Does this dodgy 30m payment only get investigated if they qualify for Europe? I also don't understand how this new stadium (if it ever happens) is a game changer for them. Is the idea that having it at the docks means a load of tourists are going to go watch Everton instead of shopping at Liverpool One? Aren't most of the tourists in Liverpool for the Beatles or Liverpool FC anyway? Good luck to them having a state of the art stadium. I think that basically means fuck all in terms of translating into actual success on the pitch. How many clubs in recent years have seen their fortunes be transformed through a new build? If anything it's the opposite effect. Also, why exactly do they think Liverpool supporters heads fall off over them getting any success? Those thick cunts, they aspire to be at the level we're already at for fucks sake.
  13. Crazy Dave

    AFCON 2021

    I doubt Klopp wants anybody to leave given our form over the past 18 months, least of all one of his best players. We'll bring in another attacker, that's all.
  14. Crazy Dave

    Other Football - 2019/20

    Don't know about liked, Clough chinned him in the dressing room once.
  15. Crazy Dave

    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    That Hitler's bunker video knocking around is absolutely immense.
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