June 25, 2003

Beckham, Schmeckham. Let's talk about the other trades that could go down because of the Well-Coiffed One's move. Will his erstwhile teammates McManaman (Man City or Everton?) and Geremi ('Boro? Man U?) return to EPL soccer? And in other transfers that have nothing to do with Becks: Spurs plonk down 6.5m pounds for 20-yr-old FC Porto striker Postiga (I didn't know they had the dough but they needed a striker, that's for sure). Is Kewell finally off to Arsenal? And finally, who will get the deal Dunn? (clap clap clap clap)

posted by worldcup2002 to soccer at 09:49 AM - 18 comments

Another year of half ass football from Liverpool is what we have to look forward to...

posted by StarFucker at 10:05 AM on June 25, 2003

Now, stop that, SF. That kind of talk will get us nowhere. But seriously, what would give you hope for the Pool? A Heskey sale? A Kewell buy? What? What? Pour out your soul, fellow fan!

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:21 AM on June 25, 2003

Wow!! Spurs actually managed to find a player who hadn't been put off by hearing what a gutless bunch of wankers they are, or what a nutjob God-botherer their manager is. ;-) I hope the Dunn deal don't get done, so to speak. We need a striker not yet another midfielder.

posted by squealy at 11:31 AM on June 25, 2003

Yes worldcup....a Heskey sale AND a Kewell buy would make Liverpool title contenders. Right now, we are going to end up in 5th or worse. Now if Del Bosque came to Liverpool we might see those types of changes... I really hate Houllier now. He is gutless. Can't admit when he makes mistakes.

posted by StarFucker at 12:04 PM on June 25, 2003

What about swooping for a newly discontented Real Madrid striker? Any candidates?

posted by billsaysthis at 01:49 PM on June 25, 2003

Squealy old chap, are you mental? (smiley). We most definitely need Dunn and a striker, if we can only have one it should be Dunn. He is a class act, we might be overloaded with midfielders but they are all prosaic workhorses. Dunn has the abilty to either deliver a killer, defence splitting pass, or take the buggers on and either open em up that way or win free kicks and penalties. He is a class act and a character and will be the spark that ignites many goal scoring opportunities. He may even provide the kind of balls that will enable the unnatural finisher Morrison to stick one in the onion bag occasionally.

posted by Fat Buddha at 02:02 PM on June 25, 2003

You sure you ain't confusing him with Duff, FB? :-P I agree Dunn is a decent player (though I'm not as impressed as you evidently are), but if as I fear we only get one player I'd rather it was a decent striker, like Jeffers for instance. Alternatively, if it must be a midfielder, one who is willing play on the right wing, as Dunn seems to be unhappy to play anywhere but central midfield. (If the Rovers fans are to be believed anyway).

posted by squealy at 03:11 PM on June 25, 2003

Squealy, I remember him from the year when Blackburn went up, when he was electric and only a nipper. I know he didn't look too brilliant last year, but I reckon that was a year of transition. With a decent and understanding manager this guy can become as influential a midfielder as any in the country. I would have wanted Currie or Hudson in any Blues team, this guy is as good, mark my words.

posted by Fat Buddha at 04:03 PM on June 25, 2003

Jeffers, a decent striker?!?! HAHAHHAHHHAA!!

posted by StarFucker at 10:08 AM on June 26, 2003

Yeah, squealy, you can have Jeffers and his sodding diving skills. Hahahahahahaha.

posted by worldcup2002 at 10:54 AM on June 26, 2003

Of course you two will have seen him playing hundreds of times. I bow to your informed opinions. Jeffers is crap, just like Beckham and Murphy. Pffft.

posted by squealy at 11:19 AM on June 26, 2003

I didn't dive!! Why does everyone keep saying that!?!

posted by StarFucker at 11:30 AM on June 26, 2003

Today's Real Madrid rumor on Soccernet has Raul going to ManU, either on a transfer or two year loan deal, though Perez and Raul deny it. And Cameroonian striker Eto'o is publicly campaigning for Houllier to sign him to partner with Michael rather than Cisse. Hmm....

posted by billsaysthis at 01:33 PM on June 26, 2003

Newsflash: Marc Vivien Foe dead after falling unconscious in Cameroon Confederations Cup semifinal win.

posted by worldcup2002 at 02:00 PM on June 26, 2003

Jeez... Heart just stopped... And the earlier story on soccernet today is right here...

posted by StarFucker at 02:56 PM on June 26, 2003

More transfer news: Barcelona will lose Kluivert for spare change due to a clause in his contract. Frankly the decision makes little sense to me when I would think (but could be exposing my lack of systemic knowledge) they would make out far better on something similar to an NBA sign and trade. Two questions: Given that any number of clubs would be willing to pay the fee for such an excellent striker, and the lack of anything like the American waiver system, how is the winning bidder determined? And wouldn't he be wonderful to pair with Owen rather than Cisse or Eto'o et al, so does LFC have any chance?

posted by billsaysthis at 12:42 PM on June 28, 2003

Seeing as he's on about 4 million a year at Barcelona, I'd rule Liverpool out straight away.

posted by squealy at 01:43 PM on June 29, 2003

squeals, are you saying the LFC management is too stingy too shell out that much salary? Or what? Anyway, after seeing the France-Cameroon match today I wasn't all that taken with either Cisse or Eto'o though Eto'o was only on the pitch for last 30 minutes.

posted by billsaysthis at 06:18 PM on June 29, 2003

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