July 19, 2005

Kewell to miss EPL openers: Someone's favorite winger has got yet another injury, this time requiring a hernia operation, and will miss at least the first two-three weeks of the season as well as all the Champions League matches in the span.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 10:51 AM - 16 comments

Fucking Kewell!! Shit, i know what he is going through... I have had injuries plaguing my sagging amateur career for 3 years now... But i still play, just not to my full potential...just like he has. Man...i want to see the Kewell of old, so bad...

posted by StarFucker at 10:53 AM on July 19, 2005

I want to see Kewell sold, he's so bad.

posted by JJ at 11:05 AM on July 19, 2005

Oh God - from bad to worse.

posted by JJ at 11:10 AM on July 19, 2005

seriously. I don't know jack about footie, but I know this guy is a sideshow with a probable propencity for injury and an extremely limited shelf life. bad move beni.

posted by garfield at 11:54 AM on July 19, 2005

7M pounds for this guy? That's just wrong.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 12:36 PM on July 19, 2005

Yeah, Timmy, he's my boy ;) Seriously GBP7M? That's more than we'll get for Baros but I'll be waiting to see how all the new signings fit in. What's our starting XI and will Benitez continue with the 4-5-1 for away matches?

posted by billsaysthis at 03:06 PM on July 19, 2005

I am now convinced that Benitez is a fool...

posted by StarFucker at 04:31 PM on July 19, 2005

The man lead the club to the Champions League title less than two months ago in his first season and now you're calling him a fool?

posted by billsaysthis at 09:43 PM on July 19, 2005

now you're calling him a fool? Spending 7m on Crouch, and holding on to Kewell. Yes, it does make one wonder ...

posted by worldcup2002 at 10:53 PM on July 19, 2005

Yes, yes i am... He led the team that he basically had nothing to do with... Garcia and Alonso are the only real standouts...and they didn't do much to help in the season. The rest of the team that won the CL was already there. His other picks; Nunez, Pellegrino, Josemi?! NOW, he's picking apart the team that won the CL and bringing in CROUCH?! And who else?! The guy has lost it...then again, i don't know if he ever had it. Liverpool will NOT qualify for the CL next year AND i doubt if they'll get to the group stage of the CL...THIS year. I have spoken...remember this post in January.

posted by StarFucker at 10:55 PM on July 19, 2005

7 million pounds for Rodney Trotter? Yeah, that Rafa Benitez, he's oh so sharp.

posted by BigCalm at 09:11 AM on July 20, 2005

"I don't have a problem with Crouch being sold, I know the money was too good to turn down,' Harry Redknapp told the club's official website. 'I can quite understand why the club sold him - 7million is a terrific fee for a player that not many would have given 700,000 for six months ago." And Timmy's done so much in the last 6 months to increase his value ten-fold. I believe I need to edit the "Big game rivals I respect" section of my profile.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 09:31 AM on July 20, 2005

Can it get any worse? Carragher said: "Besides Thierry Henry, Peter has been as good as any striker in the Premiership in the second half of the season. "He was outstanding even against the top teams. His performance against us at Southampton was probably sufficient to get him a move. "He was a nightmare to play against personally, and he scored at the back post. He got in behind me. It was my fault."

posted by JJ at 10:06 AM on July 20, 2005

I don't know, JJ. Maybe they're all geniuses and we're just a bunch of brainless muppets. Nah...on second thought...

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 10:19 AM on July 20, 2005

From The Fiver in The Guardian: CROUCH'S TRAVELS "I perceived it to be a human creature not six inches high, with a stethoscope in his hands. I felt at least 40 more of the same kind (as I conjectured) following the first. I was in the utmost astonishment, and roared so loud, that they all ran back in a fright; and some were hurt with the falls they got by leaping from my sides. However, they soon returned; and one cryed out in a shrill, but distinct voice: 'Calm down! Calm down!' The others repeated the same words several times, but I then knew not what they meant. I lay all this while, as the reader may believe, in great uneasiness." Originally perceived to have been a biting work of political and social satire, it emerged today that Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels was in fact an eerily accurate foretelling of Peter Crouch's medical at Anfield, written almost three centuries before it happened. For, having escaped the wreckage of the recently-floundered Southampton on the south coast, the 9ft 11in striker today passed muster with the Liverputian physicians before signing a 7m deal that will keep him at Liverput for the next four years. Of course, like the Swiftian satire it's often compared to, the Fiver's principal design is to "inform and not to amuse", so it would be remiss of us not to tell you what Crouch himself had to say: "I am thrilled to be joining a club as prestigious and successful as Liverput," he boomed, as thousands of shrill moustachioed midgets gathered to chant in tongues around his ankles.

posted by squealy at 02:32 PM on July 20, 2005

Hey, we beat TNS and get to play against the Lithuanian champions next week. Don't be so negative!<wink>

posted by billsaysthis at 04:12 PM on July 20, 2005

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