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    Quote Originally Posted by wpdavid View Post
    At one point, my 10 year old asked me about Trevor Brooking, who was shown watching the game. After being told that he was a very fine midfielder, he asked if I meant like Gerrard, or Lampard. To which the answer was in the negative. At which point I was struggling, as English football stopped producing midfielders like Brooking a couple of decades ago. Then Cole sent in those lovely crosses for the West Ham goals, and I had some sort of basis for comparison, remembering how often Brooking did that for Keegan in their England days and any number of Hammers forwards. Much more of this quality of supply, and maybe Andy Carroll will break his duck this season.
    Yeah. It's a toughie comparing now isn't it, technical ability was so much better often, back then, but it was a slower game, and the likes of Brooking and Hoddle hardly broke into a sweat. I loved Robbo at the time, but I kind of regret that all England Mids since seem to be built in his image since, rather than true ball players.

    Edit actually Scholes and Gazza followed a bit in the tradition of decent technical players apart from the insane tackling both did/do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    CPR would probably still prefer to sign Barton than van Persie....
    Actually I said I'd prefer Carroll over RVP.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cpr View Post
    Actually I said I'd prefer Carroll over RVP.



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    Ahh, I apologize I remembered you wanting Barton too, he'd be better than Carroll tbf, even up front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    Conflicted here, love Joey Cole, hate Allardyce, but on adding it all up, I'm pretty happy about this, mainly because of the stick the Twatteratti and Liverpool fans have given Joe. He's been mentioned along with Bogarde as terrible free transfers. Yet he was injured most of the time, and recently he did okay, but Rodgers wanted rid. Fair Enough, not his signing, but not really anywhere close in the recent Liverpool transfer disasters.

    He'll still end up with League winners medals, whilst Stevie G will end up with none, suck it deluded 'pool fans.

    Oh and man u are losing, which I've been known to like
    I think a lot of 'Pool fans really like Cole and wish it'd have worked out. At worst, he was class off the pitch. Rarely caused a ruckus or said the wrong thing. Was always trying and supportive despite it all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikki View Post
    I think a lot of 'Pool fans really like Cole and wish it'd have worked out. At worst, he was class off the pitch. Rarely caused a ruckus or said the wrong thing. Was always trying and supportive despite it all.
    yeah fair enough, I only see the worst of it from twitter, I did notice the proper fans who go to the matches never booed him, and seemed supportive.

    Oh and I think the @pool comment that pushed me over the edge this evening was "oh yeah he's good at being a big fish in a small pond" conveniently forgetting Chelsea are a much bigger fish than them nowadays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    Ahh, I apologize I remembered you wanting Barton too, he'd be better than Carroll tbf, even up front.
    Nah, the Barton debacle was the year before, before he went to QPR. Reckon he'd have been a useful free to have, give the midfield more bite as it was (and still is) woefully short of someone who can tackle. Reckon playing for a good team would leave him less likely to get frustrated at his teammates/the ref/the world (though the opportunity to lay into the opposition never passes him by), and if anyone could knock the ****wad out of him, then Fergie could

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    Oh dear Suarez

    He's become an amusing caricature now, you can't help but laugh

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    Haha was pretty blatant and clear.

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