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01 April 2012

Angry LFC star blasts: Newcastle's James Perch is a 'Joke'...

Injured defender Glen Johnson has slammed James Perch for his disgraceful play-acting during Newcastle's 2-0 win over Liverpool earlier today.

During a fracas with Pepe Reina, Perch crumpled to ground like he'd just been shot in the face, yet video replays show there was nowhere near enough contact to cause such an extreme reaction.

Reina was stupid to lose his cool and attempt a Zidane right in front of the referee, but Perch's shameful histrionics probably influenced the referee's decision to show the Spaniard a red card.

Reina Red Card (skip to 3:49)



Johnson was disgusted by Perch's play-acting, and tweeted:

"What have I just seen. Is Perch for real?!?!?! #Joke"

Perch should be embarrassed by that; it's almost as bad as Rivaldo's play-acting at against Turkey at the World Cup in 2002:



Overall, Reina probably deserved the red card for his stupidity and intent, and Newcastle deserved to win the game, but that doesn't change the fact that Perch basically cheated in a bid to get a fellow professional sent off.

Here's some reaction from other footballers on twitter:

Steven Pienaar:

"Perch just won an Oscar for that acting"

Rio Ferdinand

"Players feigning injuries or players that go down & act like they have been hit by a lorry etc do my head in massively"

Jaimie Kanwar

215 comments:

  1. Who's Darren Perch?

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  2. pepe made contact, no excuse, he had to go

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  3. We should all
    have to start wondering:


    1.     
    Are John W. Henry, Thomas Werner, Ian
    Ayre, and Damiel Comolli possessed with the same feelings of humiliation and embarrassment
    as most of LFC’s fans are by watching one of the most historic teams to be humiliated
    by all of its opponents in 2012?


    2.     
    Do they really have the pure
    intentions, as they are trumpeting, to turn around the fortunes of this team?


    3.     
    When will they finally realize that
    as long as they do not act decisively and immediately to appoint a world class
    manager and sack Kenny Dalglish this team will always be on the red alert zone?


    4.     
    Will John W. Henry and Thomas Werner
    start eventually protecting their investment and the sponsors who are heavily investing
    in LFC’s world-recognized brand name?


    5.     
    Will John W. Henry and Thomas Werner eventually
    and finally be consulted honestly by the football experts and informed that
    what it is happening to LFC in 2012 is not a normal and healthy condition/development?


    6.     
    Will Ian Ayre as the Managing
    Director and Damiel Comolli as the football director finally start acting as
    pure professionals and step aside any emotions of favoritism towards Kenny
    Dalglish and finally advise/consult John W. Henry and Thomas Werner to make the
    right decision(s)?


    7.     
    Will Kenny Dalglish finally start
    acting as a pure Liverpoollian and step down as LFC’s manager as he can help
    this team find its recovery path?        

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  4. thats y rio is a shit defender n hes career is gone down the pan u crap jn u kna u r newcastle r much better than u 3 0 u loser
     

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  5. come on, i think your concentrating on the wrong guy here, yes perch made a meal of it. but to be fair to him, he went for a ball that was there to be won, he went in fairly, pepe reacted like a spoiled kid say dont touch my ball, and even if perch didnt go down, pepe should have gone, for the going in first with his head, regardless of how hard he went in

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  6. "But that doesn't change the fact that Perch basically cheated in a bid to get a fellow professional sent off." What is your stance on Carroll cheating in a bid to get a fellow professional (Krul) sent off? Seeing as there was absolutely no contact with the Carroll/Krul incident compared to definate contact in the Perch incident.

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  7. Kenny it's been a long love affair but it's now time you went.

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  8. carrolls just as bad then, trying to get a penalty by throwing himself over when there was no contact over an open goal? lol kop mugs

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  9. No doubt, had a penalty been awarded when Carroll dived when no one was near him then these same Reds would have been equally outraged.

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  10. Reina should be sold in the summer, had enough of his BS "performances"....today he fcuked up, IF the shoe had been on the other foot and say it was Suarez who had been approached with a head in the face.....is anyone going to tell me that he wouldn't have done EXACTLY the same???

    At least he won't have to keep up his pretence for the next 3 games.....

    Why don't you mention that Glen?

    Hmmm....

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  11. 1. Have you seen Reina's blunders lately? QPR's goals could have been saved, as well as Ba's earlier today if he had actually moved, yet he didn't. Same for the goals from Wigan.

    2. Doni gets a chance.

    3. Looking forward to having Rafa Benitez back this summer.

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  12. What about Carroll? No mention. Take your bias away and discuss Carroll's blatant dive also please

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  13. TOOON 3 - 0 Scousers7:31 p.m., April 01, 2012

    Aw how cute, Liverpool players & fans cant take losing

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  14. every footballer who says its a discrace about getting a fellow profeshional geting sent off shouldt look at them selves all profeshionals CHEAT none more so than liverpool !!!!

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  15. what about Carroll's perfect 10 dive in the first half!!!!!!

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  16. things that should be talked about is your forwards, they all like strangers to each other, your midfield is the poorest liverpool midfield i can ever remember,, take gerrard out of your team and you are a team that is no better than west brom, villa, an average mid table team, gerrard has carried you for to long now,

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  17. you make your own luck....kenny needs to stop looking elsewhere for answers ....its down to the tactics and the way players perform that wins or loses games ...not tiredness not refs not the post ...good teams win bad teams lose ...this is a bad liverpool team so tactics ...coaching ...and player form has to be addressed, 

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  18. What's a Liverpoollian? the term is Liverpudlian!! not from around there then? got a lot to say though haven't you? we are all hurting mate, but we are not all backstabbers, have faith or f**k Off !

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  19. Why are there so many non-LFC fans on this site?

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  20. look liverpool w beat by a better team n me as a individual a love liverpool as me second team u w beat by a far superior team credit due t newcastle w played yas of the park n cisse crippled ya thanks f t 35 mill of andy carrol u made us much better n i do feel f liverpool cos a kno u a massive club n u deserve t be in the top four butt not this season newcastle have out shone ya w out a doubt 

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  21. don't know what game you were watching? Pepe had the ball in his arms and was upright moving forward when he was kicked!! you're a prize plum!!

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  22. The intent was there!!! That makes it a red anyway. good win for the TOON

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  23. Any player cheating should be sent off if they do it  in any shape or form in a match

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  24. Kenny should go. I love but his time has gone. We need a rethink in the summer. His signings have been awful.

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  25. Dick Perch, Lofty Perch, Harry Perch or Perchinio

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  26. He Cheats! He Dives! He hates the Jackson Five! Luis Suarez! Luis Suarez!

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  27. i like it how johnson failed to mention carrolls dive, and the way suarez has been diving every 2 seconds in every game this season.  And as for Rio, ashley young is prob the worst diver in the league, Think you should look at your own teams. 

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  28. Yep, shameful acting by Perch but most players do it nowadays, Reina lost it, he should know better - ridiculous behaviour by a senior pro

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  29. Darren Perch? Try James Perch. Idiot

    Perch falling to the floor doesn't take away from his brilliant performance today

    Reina was totally skint for the 2nd goal. Love it

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  30. As a Geordie I have to say I was embarrassed by the players behaviour, to go down like that trying to get a fellow professional footballer sent off is a disgrace. TV replays for me showed there was absolutely no contact so I hope gets some stick from his team mates when he returns to training for his rubbish acting.

    Andy Carroll take a look at James Perch, at least there was contact when he took a dive.

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  31. We're used to it at this stage.

    Newcastle have done great this year. Hopefully they make CL

    A lot to be said for signing strikers with good records

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  32. i hate riio ferdidnand f that tweet w beat man u 3 0 w beat liverpool 2 0 howay man credit where credits due w a gud team now please c us as a threat cos w can make a difference i hate been a arsehole saying w beta than them n w beat yous but i think w deserve sum credit especially of u liverpool fans cos w tarred w t same brush n us geordies kinda love you lot credit where credits due man howay us n the scousers w all the same cmon u scousers w love ya x

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  33. Because they're welcome here, that's why.

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  34. I've already posted about Carroll's dive, and slated him for it. Next time, do some research.

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  35. Why don't try and look past the end of your own nose for a change and look at the homepage. There you will see an article I posted *before* this one slating Carroll for diving.

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  36. Rio Ferdinand. The wanker who avoided a drugs test has the audacity to criticise. I would say he should look in the mirror but it would crack with that fucking face

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  37. Souness coming back if Kenny leaves !!

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  38. this is a manc site, and the writer james b.ll sh,,e is a thorn in liverpools tradtions a outsider that pretends to love LFC. people often ask me whats the diffrence between, a real scouser and a outsider that surrports liverpool james on here is my answer to that.  this guy writes so much junk its unreal  yes carroll was wrong so was reina, but to slag of kenny a man noone on here can hold a candle too calling for his head is disrespectfull to all true liverpool fans  ...

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  39. liverpool number 9 = 9.7 for the olympic diving

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  40. WE ARE A JOKE, END OF

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  41. Alright lads?- Newcastle Fan here.

    Just a point, I was at the match today and only about 15 foot away from Suarez when he pretended to get hit in the face by gutierrez and actually did a pretend scream with pain... Pathetic.

    At least Perch got hit?

    As for Johnson and Ferdinand... I'll bet you my life savings they'd do the same thing, it's part of football.

    People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

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  42. There was contact... have you not seen the picture with his nose squashed by Reina's forehead?

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  43. Is this in english?

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  44. Reina made contact  - he had to go (his intention was clear). Anyway it had no impact on the game. The bigger story is that Dalglish looks like he's lost the dressing room. Not dissimilar to what happened with him at Newcastle and Celtic. Now the question for LFC fans is would it be a good thing to win the FA Cup and that Dalglish stays on as manager into next season? Benitez had a fluke win in the Champions League which made him virtually untouchable despite his ongoing high churn of players (which inevitably meant that sooner or later he'd get a good team together - law of averages saw that happen in first half of 2009 - but that it wouldn't stay together long - see second half of 2009). Dalglish could benefit from a double cup win in the same way even though he clearly looks like he's a long way from putting a team together that can get consistent good results. (Consistent bad results this last few weeks). Now even Gerrard doesn't 'believe' any more.

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  45. It's about time that, J.W.Henry and Thomas Werner done something, (anything).  I don't think that, KD will step down, and lose the obcene wages, he's getting for destroying Liverpool, as he destroyed Newcastle and Celtic!!!

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  46. I actually believe Rio did forget to go simply because that's the kind of thing Rio would do. Anyway, even though he took the drug test the next day he served a lengthy ban unlike the Man City player who forgot his drug test around the same time but who only had a two week ban. That's because the FA favour Man Utd over all other clubs.

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  47. I hope the FA look at the Perch incident as there is something fishy about Perch and his antics. The ref let him off the hook.   Will Perch come clean and admit 5 feathers would have done more damage. I was disgusted by the continual booing of 3 players by the Toon Army. I didn't hear the Reds supporters booing Guthrie.

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  48.  I can't see them replacing him before end of season. Who would want to come in right now? Rafa as caretaker?

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  49. That's because Guthrie hadn't pledged his career to liverpool (plus he's not even scouse). Carroll did. Every Geordie lad dreams of being Newcastle's number 9. Carroll threw that all away and he did it in a bad way, he went to liverpool for money - nothing more. He's a Judas.

    Enrique went to Liverpool for 'Champions league football' The crowd are just rubbing his nose in the fact that Newcastle United are currently higher up the table.

    The only other player to get booed was Jordan Henderson. He played for Sunnderland so that was always going to happen with the rivalry we have. You're not from the North East so you won't get it... especially with your 'Friendly derby' with Everton.

    And again I'll repeat my Perch point - Look at Suarez... people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones..

    Now stop having sour grapes and look towards your next fixture.

    Howay the lads.

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  50. Read his comment again bro 

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  51. no one mentioned the penalty here simpson made.... and if suarez would have done done what perche has done he would be slated and everyone will claim he is a cheater etc.... Reina was made a scapegoat in this.... i dont understand what is a damn pen or a damn foul in the game of football...

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  52. Reina reminds me of Grobelaar in his last few seasons at LFC - remember 0-2 Arsenal, 3-4 C.Palace, 4-4 Everton, 3-3 Man Utd (twice!). Very typical scorelines of LFC, especially back then. Of course Grobelaar did not throw any games back then - its been proved in court.

    And be careful what you wish for, as a Man Utd fan it would be great if Rafa replaces Dalglish at LFC - he can start his transfer merry-go-round again. FSG better have deep pockets.

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  53. has kenny resigned ????????????????????????????????

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  54. I'm sure the FA 'will' look at it and ban Reina accordingly. Look at your own screaming sissies before criticising ours.

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  55. Apologies... just remembered that Bellamy got booed also.

    He slated SIR bobby robson after he died... Bellamy is an absolute WORM for that.

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  56. Well a penalty is when ben arfa has his shirt pulled but the media missed that one earlier in the game

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  57. When did you have a personal look at his record collection? Or did you sneak a look at his mp3 player. Or hang on is that the baahing of a another sheep I hear?

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  58. Because the truth hurts and you might just hear it from a non-LFC fan. Man Utd  were pretty much where you are now in the '80s (great captain, great cup wins, regular wins over our biggest red rivals who kept winning the league, expensive english striker who couldn't score i.e. Carroll = Birtles) but Man Utd never really looked like winning the league although we came runners-up twice. Sound familiar? The Man Utd managers talked a great game of football too. Back then a Man Utd fan was a lot more likely to hear the truth from a non-Man Utd fan also.

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  59. Pepe was angry, headbutted with intention to hit - and saw correct red!!

    Carroll dived - or (more humiliating) fell over the ball!!! and saw yellow. He did want to score today, and deserved better from his opening header. The "penalty" from that would have been given in 50% of matches.

    Suarez could have been booked for his screaming, although he has learned, that one man can make another get punished for 8 matches, when you scream the right thing at the right time.

    Peach (ehhh - not spelled correct by intention) had nothing to do against Reina in the goalarea, and could have had a  double yellow for the foul and for the teatrical part.

    KKD - very few LFC-supporter would take it as an Aprils Fool, if the rumour came out, that he had resigned!! But - I hope he does so in a respectful way by being promoted into a role around the board, as soon as the run for the FA-cup is over (hopefully when the triumph is done at Wembley).

    Gerrard and Carragher has to accept that they cannot keep going on in the way, they have done for years, as their approach to the game has been read, and they have grown slower over the years. They cannot lift the team on their own anymore.

    I am sure the Mr&Mr Henry and Werner know the situation is tensed around Anfield and Melwood. I am sure they work behind the scenes to bring a solution. Maybe Steve Clark could be ready as caretaker (he has qualified through all his years as second string around). Maybe they have something settled with Bielsa or Laudrup or Schuster or Löw after the Euro's. We do not know - but we can be sure they know the desparation is everywhere around LFC. We just have to wait........ wait.....

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  60. David Gill. Busy guy is David, what with managing affairs at the club and FA board simultaneously.

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  61. Yep, Reina is the scapegoat, Perch should be punished for this.
    Blame the victim why don't you?

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  62. pepe was at fault today &  poor in the last couple of games,negativity is spreading through that squad now.how to stop the rot is on the agenda for kenny,he cant wait for the season to be over i.d say,henry will surely releive him of his duties,if it was any other man in charge he would be booed off the park & sacked by now.the toon  & pardew have to be applauded for their performances this season,ours has to be better next year.

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  63. kenny dalgish is not the right man for a club like liverpool,he was a great player but not a good manager.he spent money on players who never adapt,bring on players like jovetic,,higuain,kaka,hazard.bring back rafa or morhino.lfc team reina,johnson,agger,skretel,enriquer,hazard,gerrard,jovetic,kaka,higuain,     suarez.sub.doni,coates,sterling,adam,kuyt,ballamy.player out,carrol,maxi,henderson

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  64. And I suppose Andy Carroll's attempt to get Tim Krul sent off by *really* cheating is to be completely ignored? Get real. Liverpool were awful all day. Hopefully our lot won't go out like Gerrard did after the 5-1 trouncing up here and assault someone just because he didn't like their taste in music....

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  65. I think andy was expecting a touch, and he didnt appeal so I don't count it a dive.

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  66. Reina made no contact with the player yes he should not have moved his head towards the player like he did but there was absolutely no contact. People who can not see that are a joke! 

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  67. This article- well worded as it is, fails to include in its dissection of James Perch, the corollary in Andy Carrol. He too used "disgraceful play acting in order to get a fellow progressional sent off", or booked or to award Liverpool a penalty. Perch exaggerated. There was contact. Andy Carrol play acted. There was no contact.

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  68. It may just be because I'm focused on the current hierarchy, but I don't remember any of Benitez's transfers being as bad as hendo, carroll and downing...other than dossena.

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  69. I have already shown elsewhere that Dalglish has already spent 3 TIMES the amount of owner's money as Rafa did.

    Rafa spent £39M of owner's money in 6 years whereas kenny has already spent £115M in 12 months

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  70. lol funny to see this blame perch , what a lot of dribble, how many times do you see a striker rolling around like they,ve been hit by a train ? every dam game, if its about cheating then carrol is just as guilty in my opinion, would of been easier to score than dive plus we probably would of went down to 10 men , so what is the difference ???? its a shame but EVERY team is full of cheats, come on the toon

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  71. you reckon benitex fluked 2008 when he amassed 86 points? And all the other stuff I mentioned elsewhere? 

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  72. Someone in here is a slow reader - since my comments have been censured so far.....

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  73. no kenny dalglish hasn't resigned because his ego is bigger  than the team

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  74. How about Johnson tweet something about the disgraceful acting job Dalglish has done... pretending to be a manager with a clue... 

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  75. and kenny dalglish will continue at the helm until the fans start booing him

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  76. Favour for his home town! 

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  77. Good! I would be worried if they were happy about losing!
    Great transfer dealing by Newcastle!
    Will you be booing Pardew again any time soon? 

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  78. No contact my Arse! are you blind?

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  79. Trying to find what Bellamy said about Robson?
    Sure he wasn't being booed for his run ins with Shearer?

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  80. Are we all forgetting that Carroll took a dive in the first half; had he got away with it, would Krul have have been sent off? I think so.......sour grapes. The bin dippers need to look closer to home for the blame; not so king Kenny.

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  81. Pardew never got boo'd...ever. So why don't you and your racist club stick to the facts eh?

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  82. Perch was just evening out Carroll's dive

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  83. If they favoured Manure why would they let a Man Sh1tty player get away with it? Once again don't let the facts get in the way eh liverpool fans always the victims aye?

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  84. Well said, but the facts are hard to take for Liverpool fans. Johnson plays in the same team as Suarez. Ferdinand never complained when Ronaldo was in his team.

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  85. Perch is getting slated you idiot. What is this thread about? 

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  86. Hope not he's doing a top job.

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  87.  so it should now be ok for players to go down if they expect a touch? he didn't appeal because he realized what a big donkey he is

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  88. I've just watched it again on HD, looked like there was. Can you prove it?

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  89. And Pardew, who was initially a target for the Toon boo-boys after replacing popular Chris Hughton, said: “To finish above them, I have to tell you, the wine would taste nice in the summer.Sure you didn't ? When he first took over ? Chairman Ashley booed? 
    Your crowed was that busy booing I don't think the crowd realised they were winning!!!!!!!!!!

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  90. It's not Rafa's "net spend" that is the issue (although that was higher than, say, Ferguson's in the equivalent period), or that the transfers were bad (though many were average) - its the constant 'churn' of players that occurred when Rafa was in charge that's the problem. Its not apparent with the other 'big' clubs he managed (Valencia, Inter) because he was with them for a relatively short period of time but it happened continuously at LFC - check the number of players that came and went at LFC while Rafa was there. That constant churn is destabilising in itself. He was constantly buying and selling players (throwing them together in the hope that a team would stick and, to be fair, he did get a team together in 08-09 but because of the 'churn' factor it was destablised - the messing around with Robbie Keane and Alonso wanting to leave).

    As for Dalglish it's not the first time he's bought poor players - check his last year at Liverpool the first time around and most of his purchases at Newcastle. The exceptions are his first round of buying at Liverpool (Barnes/Aldridge/Houghton/Beardsley) and his "Abramowich" type buys while he was at Blackburn (Shearer/Sutton/Flowers). The Blackburn purchases were not that 'clever' though, insofar as he was buying the most expensive available players at the time (he even came close to getting Roy Keane to join Blackburn), a bit like buying Bale or Van Persie today. However the Barnes/Aldridge/Houghton/Beardsley transfers (in 1987?) were inspired - so  much so that I suspect that maybe LFC's 'bootroom' had a bigger influence on transfers than it has been credited for. Just my theory :)

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  91. Johnson is a joke for supporting the racist Suarez against Evra. And I bet he hasn't criticised Suarez on twitter for diving the multiple times he has? 

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  92. Well said, nice level headed reply

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  93. As a neutral I think Reina , Carroll , and Perch should all have got a red. Whilst you cannot condone Reina , at least he didn't blatantly cheat. The other two should get retrospective red cards for being cheating scum bags.

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  94. Shut up you're embarrassing real toon fans 

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  95. Is Simpson in the Olympic Volleyball team?

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  96. I'd better translate:

    That's because the FA favour Man Utd over all other clubs 

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  97. Shut up! you support a bunch of women end! 

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  98. Newcastle and their fans are a joke! everyone knows it. Enjoy your 5 minutes. 

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  99. So let's talk about Andy Carroll. If the ref had fell for it then tim krul would have been sent off for a dive from Carroll. Now I'm not saying perch was right in what he done but before you lot start having a go at players for play acting and trying to get fellow pros sent off. Start looking closer to home and ask yourself if Andy Carroll was trying to get tim krul sent off or not. You got hammered fair and square stop trying to make your excuses and take it like Newcastle did 2 seasons ago.

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  100. Newcastle fans are so dumb it's almost funny. They know absolutely nothing about anything yet say so much.

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  101. does he feel the same way about andy carrolls dive hmmmm i bet not....Pleb!!!!!!!

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  102. Champions League 2005 was an obvious fluke (and all the more enjoyable because of that) but Premier League 08-09 was also fluke but in a different way:

    first third of 08-09 LFC got a lot of points, went unbeaten until they lost to a terrible Spurs team. However for most of that first third of the season LFC did not play that well but got 'lucky' in the number of points picked up (if you check back on the reporting and comments of that time you'll see the phrase 'winning while not playing well is the sign of champions' or similar gets mentioned quite a lot). During the middle third of that season the results started to match the performances and there were many draws culminating in a shambolic defeat against a woeful Middlesbrough. LFC were 10 points behind and out of the running. Rafa at this point abandons his 'safety first' approach to matches and decides to gamble on attack and so for the last third of the season LFC go all out to win every match and outscore their opponents - its this last third of the season that Rafa fans remember fondly as LFC gain points on Man Utd, and they forget all the unadventurous home draws earlier in the season. Everyone remembers the Arsenal 4-4 in the league and the Chelsea 4-4 in Europe - typical Rafa, eh? But the point is that the league was already gone (10 points behind) before this exciting run in the last third of the season started. The flukey bit is that the team Rafa put together was a result of the churn of players - he'd put together a team almost at random but there was no way it could be sustained as Rafa's own methods (i.e. the "churn" itself) undermined it and would soon break it up - as subsequent events showed when Aquilani was brought in for Alonso.

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  103. They know they're 11 points ahead of LFC, they know NUFC are a better team (and a better team to watch), and right now that's a lot more than some LFC fans seem to know. But then some LFC fans do know a lot about 'lovely' football.

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  104. another season gone ,its all about buyin good players an we dont do that very often, somethin seriously wrong with club . last 10 years always same need winger ,striker etc then buy shite if they really want to get back they need a top manager with a decent budget sack comoli doesnt work in football his job , they also seem to have click at club needs a hard manager to sort this out too ,

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  105. We are enjoying our 5 mins. Did you enjoy yours, back in 1984?

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  106. Dear Liverpool friends, as you discuss everyone else's cheating, don't forget Mr Carroll's embarrassing dive.

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  107. Perch was embarrassing but Reina even more so, every man and their dog knows when you put your head in like that, you are liable for a red card.

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  108. "a better team to watch" Yeah when Stoke aren't playing I tune in to Newcastle games to see them lump the ball in the air to giants to head it. Liverpool play with style and movement (the reason Carroll suits your team and not ours) just lacked a finisher and we would've been second or third this year.

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  109. at least theres silverware to show for it.

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  110. and pllleenty of it!!!!!!!!

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  111. 2005 greatest champions league final of all time! 2006 FA Cup! 2012 League Cup. Any more questions?

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  112. we should be thanking, perch,coz now reina can have a well deserved permanent break,go doni.

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  113. Enjoy you loss till the next game :)

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  114. Too bad Stevie G is getting old.Theres no hiding for you guys anymore.

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  115. You're right. We'll just have to make due with another semi final at Wembley  :')

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  116. huh, what are u saying? i teach english to 8 year old spanish kids an i understand them more than i understand that

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  117. so  perch should have got a yellow card.....

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  118. What was the score??12:46 a.m., April 02, 2012

    What about carroll's Oscar for his dive?2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0

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  119. Wasn't Bob Paisley around as Dalglish's advisor in the late 80's? That probably explains Barnes, Aldridge, Houghton and Beardsley transfers. 

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  120. How true and how ironic. So Liverpool would probably start winning the league again when Gerrard is just about to retire, maybe in 3 or 4 years time.

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  121. Oh well a paper said it so it must be true?! I thought your fans more than others would not believe all you read in the papers? Remember the sun? Should I believe what they wrote? Unless you're a plastic who hasn't a clue about Hillsborough?

     Take it from a season ticket holder Pards wasn't boo'd. Most didn't agree with the way Hughton was sacked and that's it. Pardew beat your bin dippers 3-1 in his first game so why would we boo him? 

    Now you change it to 'chairman ashley'? Big Mike got loads of abuse and it was rightly so after what he did. He isn't the chairman either. I suggest you get your facts right before you make yourself look even stupider than you are (if possible)

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  122. Pathetic. Theres no need for it. Anyone who dives or pretends to be hit in the face should be reprimanded by the fa theres no place for cheats. Liverpool fan by the way and I have never seen an lfc side so toothless sentiment has to go as to does KD. Newcastle deserved the win.

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  123. If everyone knows it Einstein why are you putting it on the internet? 

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  124. Another post from Einsten. There were no questions, your lot just started d1ck measuring as usual.

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  125. You really think all you need is a finisher and you'd be second? I thought we were supposed to be deluded! What is Suarez then, surely a 22 million pound striker should be able to finish?

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  126. So trying to hit a fellow pro isn't cheating? I don't agree with what Perch did but surely the more experienced Reina shouldn't have got himself into that situation. No wonder he isn't rated in Spain if he acts like that

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  127. Take your rafa hating elsewhere the guy has been successful nearly every club he has been at granted hes no mourinho but when considering he had to sell to buy players he done a very good job and take into account the revenue he got from us playing cl football he actually made the club money! If the money was there for rafa like it has been for kenny rafa would still be here and had they stuck with him instead of sacking him for woy hodgson we wouldnt be where we are now under kenny so take the sentimental blinkers off

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  128. He didn't simulate contact, there was contact. Slight contact yes, but that isn't the point, or the rule. I didn't like Perch going down but people like you need to realise Reina was an idiot going in like he did, does he not watch football? Players go down like that all the time off brushing noses. I'm not condoning it but it's part of the game.

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  129. 'Acting' is part of the game. When you make a headbutt gesture, you're off. The acting just ensures the referee sees the headbutt. 

    Everyone does that including Glen Johnson or Rio Ferdinand or Steven Pienaar.

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  130. He did complain for a penalty. If he didn't ask for 1, he wouldn't have got the card.

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  131. Kenny's net spend was not 115m, but 38m. And he also trimmed the wage bill by 30m. Besides, Benitez wasn't given much money by Dumb and Dumber.

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  132. Dalglish isn't going to step down. He's going to have to be fired.  That may mean, Liverpool fans boycotting as they did with Hodgson last year, which I doubt will happen.  

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  133. should have given perch a reason to go the ground. I think you should probably all concentrate on your $35 mill super star who blatantly tried to milk a penalty. And then worry about perch. yes he did act, but reina head butted him. red card!

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  134. I have just noticed a trend in his buys they are all from the UK i personally think that KK has a problem with foreign players, i do not know what maybe he just does not like them. Anyway he is a shit manager and his record speaks for itself.

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  135. At least perch got hit, i hate acting so Suarez pisses me off, and Carroll really pissed me off never liked him from the start, that has just proven to everyone how useless he is, he could have tapped that in, but why is no one mentioning that stupid fall by Ben Arfa when he ran into the box with Enrique, see there are more players than LFC that takes dives, i remember the day that players use to stop the ref from giving cards so if people want to point fingers just like Nobby than i suggest that you go and watch every football game because it is happening in every league. By the way Nobby the comment at least Pearch got hit still in my book is a f%^&*(g joke these boys are becoming pussies not men, acting the way Pearch, Carroll, Suarez etc.... do is shocking not to mention sickening to the core to watch, all i can say is HARDEN THE F$%K UP and get on with what you are being payed for.

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  136. Chi Bai lu, me Ashfah dont love Perch ! The turkey of the season is this game, full of puki mak !

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  137. 2012 League Cup eh? Even Birmingham shut up about their win pretty quick

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  138. You can see from the video of this that Carrol actually tripped over his own feet as he tried going past Krul - maybe he was expecting to be fouled, but the fact remains he simply fell over on his own . 
    So why a yellow card?? He didnt just dive - he tripped on his own feet !!!

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  139. Degen, Zenden, Gonzalez, Morientes, Pellegrino, Josemi.

    I'm pro-Rafa btw.

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  140. pepe touched him. I saw the replays. How can people call that a headbutt? If anything both players should have got sent off. Yellow Perch's trip and second yellow for feigning injury. 

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  141. You can't fault Reina on the first goal. It was headed across the goal coming off the far post. No chance especially since Skrytl fooled Reina by trying to head clear. Second goal, were totally exposed. How can you blame the goalie anyways, when at the end of the day, the team can't score goals. 

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  142. That constant churn of players got rid of the average players as Rafa wanted to only keep world beaters. He would have kept Alonso, he would have maybe kept Keane. He would never have considered selling them if he wasn't in the boat of selling to buy. Maybe Keane because he wasn't as reliable at that price, but look at the resale value we got back. The thing with Rafa, he was changing players constantly to get the right setup to challenge.

    Dalglish has had all season to tinker with this squad and they are failing. How can it be any different next season with this group of players? I don't see Dalglish getting rid of some of the average players we have in the squad. So we will stick with them until the contracts expire. Unless teams are stupid enough to bid a fair price. I would give Dalglish one more season to prove that this team isn't a cup team. And if these results continue in the next season, then he just has to go. Period. But as things are now, its not eye popper to see him go now. 

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  143. So Carroll should have been sent off for his dive?

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  144. We haven't forgotten it all.  In fact we happily acknowledge it.  However, no-one was unjustly red-carded in that incident.  The right thing happened - Carrol was justifiably yellow carded.

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  145. At the same time you might want to look at Carroll's theatrics in the first half...that got him booked. Pepe showed intent and had to go

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  146. What if perch exagerrated a little? This does not excuse the pathetic display we are getting every week from this bunch of fools calling themselves LFC players! They are on a football pitch, as impotent as a 90 year old geezer trying to have sex. They should all be prescribed some viagra! They cant create any decent opportunities, screw up when in front of the goals by either hitting the post or the goalkeeper, keep trying to get penalties by diving and cheating and running towards the referee to influence him, and even when they do manage to get penalties they will miss because of their inaptitude and goddamn lack of any skills. Are they really professional football players??? Give me half of their wages, I`m sure I can do a better job than anyone of them. Reina is becoming a big joke. He does not have the will to play for LFC anymore. He is partly responsible for most of our defeats this season.
    Anyway I use to enjoy fantasizing on the hot wife of tom werner, linda pizzuti but now thanks to these idiots I don`t see her coming to see any matches anymore! I guess she does not like loosers...

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  147. If he had swung a punch at him, regardless of wether he made
    Contact or not he would have been sent off. The intention was the same, perch the most of it. Move on The game was overby then anyway.

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  148. He was passed Krul and stubbed his right foot thereby stumbling.It was not a dive to be fair to the pudding.

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  149. Reina does not have his heart in it anymore. he will be leaving in the Summer. I think Doni will take over and be a better keeper.

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  150. Suarez seems to be more of a creator. I guess we'll see next year who was right when we sign a good finisher.

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  151. Obviously because I want to and can.

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  152. Indeed, so have Liverpool . We've bigger fish to fry.

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  153. As if mourinho would leave real Madrid to go to a mid table club like Liverpool. Get a grip!

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  154. Liverpool win stuff Newcastle don't. Wouldn't have to be Einstein to know that.

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  155. lol, this website is brilliant.  It's like a moron magnet. Starting with the pompous geek who runs it, and all the way through to the 'never seen a whole game in my life' remedials leaving comments.  Excellent.  Keep up the good work..

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  156. What about Ben arfas dive in the area early on?That was acceptable?

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  157. There's some racist moron leaving comments on this as "Blackwog"  Are your moderators from the EDL or the BNP? Who would allow blatantly racist user name like that?  Either got to be a fellow racist or the worst kind of Uncle Tom.

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  158. And failed to mention Ben arfa diving early doors. Double standards?

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  159. You obviously have no idea!

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  160. The Mag-nif-i-cent10:30 a.m., April 02, 2012

    liverpool complain about Perch getting Reina sent off.
    would they have said the same if greedy Carrol had got Krul sent off and won a pen? I think not bindippers

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  161. Second yellow for feighning injury? Are you for real pal? Players dive and go down all the time. THey act like they have been shot or hit with a bat all the time. Everyone in football are dirty cheats. Dont single out Perch because Liverpool lost! They were truly beaten by then already anyway. Hammered ! Get over it!

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  162. The Mag-nif-i-cent10:37 a.m., April 02, 2012

    couldn't remember his name never mind spell it.
    you don't remember the shit the ones to be honest.

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  163. Haha Ferdinand, players who don't turn up for drugs tests and come out with schoolboys excuses do my head in. Or would you prefer the likes of Shrek who elbow people in the face and get away with it.
    Yes Perch was over the top, but it is still a red card all day long !!!
    What is killing the game more than Perch going down as if he was shot is the rugby tackling defenders in the Premier league like YOU Ferdinand, Carragher and yes our very own Mike Williamson and many many others

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  164. So none of the above mentioned players who've tweeted against Perch have ever cheated in a game of Footy... Ferdinand is a drugs cheat ffs, so he's got no room to talk end of... the others are the worst pair to say anything against Perch & the fact that Raniera actually touch Perch with his head is a red card, no matter how hard it was!!! Carroll is just a diving cheat & you call Perch a cheat, laughable....

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  165. the way i see then its 1-1 on games this season toon fans so do one and take yer snidy comments with youse yer gang of bores

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  166. he put together a team by fluke? hahahahahahaha ahh the rafa-hating just gets more and more hilarious

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  167. nope you have no idea. You god kenny dalglish has spent £115M in 12 months on dross.

    Compare that with rafa who was given £39M over 6 years. The man is a genius without ANY comparison

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  168. Typical Cessepool blinkered fan, obviously not seen the photo of said incident before opening his gob to defend his player... check the link loser::: http://yfrog.com/a/img610/1848/47hwf.jpg

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  169. Typical scouse website too, can't post correct information with mods allowing the truth to be shown or told!!!

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  170. Perch should have received a second yellow card for the dive after a first yellow for kicking Reina while he was trying to set up a counter attack with the Newcastle defenders way out of position.  Reina's reaction was angry but made little or no contact and therefore also deserved a yellow.  Add that to the 2 offside goals and the deliberate handball on the line and you can conclude that the referee didn't have his best game.

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  171. Love reading this blog to see how many knobheads claim to be LFC fans. In fairness, JK often negative approach but justifies with facts, some clowns on here be careful what you wish for with the removal of Dalglish.
    He has steadied a sinking ship, made mistakes with some high profile transfers and must be given opportunity to rectify them. You cannot tell me there is anyone more passionate for LFC than Dalglish and if he felt it in the best interests of the club, OF Course he would step down!!!
    Too many single minded so called fans jumping on the media band wagon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    WE ALL KNOW performances like yesterday are not acceptable and throw players who we should sign and need to sign etc......
    BUT take performances alone, inc Cup games we have been brilliant in 75% of our games, just poor decision making and finishing have cost us massively. We need to start playing shit every week and take the 2 chances we create as Newcastle did yesterday and not create 10 plus each week and score 1!!!!!
     

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  172. Enrique was pulling his shirt and gave him a shove, watch the replays

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  173. Wow, your carer must be so proud

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  174. Booooooooooooooooooo!

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  175. The Mag-nif-i-cent1:16 p.m., April 02, 2012

    OMG never realized how sad and pathetic Liverpool fans are. Living on passed glory as a so called big club? How many leagues in the last 15years
    should be in the champions league? Why when have bought shit,and the one decent player (Gerrard) is a has been.
    Think you should automaticly win games? dont have a goal scorer suarez is no striker, he needs twice as many chances than Andy Cole did and Carroll well less said the better.
    Defence is old and immobile and midfield has no flair or creativity.

    Reminds me of the team we had under the so called King Kenny.
    What a dick. 

    Last thing, you are also gracious in defeat. NOT 

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  176. The Mag-nif-i-cent1:26 p.m., April 02, 2012

    Liverpool
    Defence = Slow immobile
    Middfield = Slow no flair lacks creativity and goals
    forwards = no finishers as suarez couldn't score in an open goal, he would either sky it or hit a post and Carroll well less said about him the better
    Star player Gerrard = Has been 
    Manager = Old with no idea liver on passed glory
    Supporters = Not the brightest Kenny lovers, for god sake Kenny left our club exactly the same as he is making yours.

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  177. Toon - your views are welcome here but please stop belittling other posters.

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  178. Are you trying to justify because it happens occasionally that it should be accepted in the game?? its because of narrow mindedness of people like yourself Adam that are holding the game back.

    It was a shocking display from Perch to react like that when his team have already won the game.....good on fellow players like Rio Ferdinand and Glenn Johnson to publicly voice their annoyance at his behaviour, it is not acceptable and should be stamped out throughout the PL

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  179. they don't like it up them mr mainwaring

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  180. kenny could get around £250 for carroll from a farmer looking for a cart horse, then again maybe it could be reduced to £200 that's if they throw in downing as part of the deal

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  181. Hey Toon do you actually read the shit you write since when in any country did hitting someone become cheating what are we 5, and as for above you Relegated Wolf if Carroll deserved a red so did Ben Arfa, you people can not be serious. Newcastle on the day deserved to win and did in the end, but will everyone stop pointing fingers on who cheats and who doesn't because you would have to point your fingers in every game in the EPL. Lets be serious every game has someone who acts as if he has been hit by a truck, there all pussies now, if they would just get on with it we would have less fuss everywhere else. I am a LFC fan and well done to Newcastle they won no excuses, but i would just like to say Carroll WTF. 

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  182. maybe liverpool can set an example by telling gerard and suarez not to dive, i wonder if we will see either of them in the high diving competition at the olympics in london

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  183. I agree with Adam you can not single out one player  every clown does it ,it is a disgrace to the game. Carroll should have been shot for what he did, he could have scored if he stayed upright, pathetic.
    So it is sad to say that the FA really needs to take a hard look at this and find some sort of punishment to discourage players from doing it. I agree with Steve too how players should criticise others for doing it as long as they haven't.

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  184. Oh my gosh, that means Manchester United surely have broken a record for most flukes in the past decade. Someone check the Guiness (book of records).

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  185. OUR PROBLEM IS KENNY THATS IT.........all bullshit aside he can not manage LFC, he is destroying it.

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  186. Steadied the ship?
    Made some mistakes with transfers?
    You think he should be given the chance to rectify the mistakes or make more mistakes?

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  187. Thecharliehopkins3:43 p.m., April 02, 2012

    He has to go down to bring the refs attention to the incident. He stays up and the ref doesn't it then one player has just got away with trying to headbutt another. To his credit at least he did not stay on the floor writhing around in "pain". He got up and got on with it. No one likes to see it but jumping on Perch when it occurs every weekend is a bit strong. Anyway in a matter of says no one will remember Perch but every one will remember diving Andy and the 2 nil win for Newcastle

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  188.  I just have. You have to take off your newcastle tinted glasses, even Alan Smith commented he dived.

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  189. Sold reina..the fellar dont have any heart to play for LFC anymore..Reina always afraid to go for the ball during corner & set-pieces..same go to Kit-model (Henderson)..No Brain (Charlie Adam) & Lousy & Lazy striker (Carrol)..out u all go and bring along your brainless & arrogant coach (KD)..
    We need a player who play is heart out for LFC..we need someone who can conpensate the heart to win with Gerrard & suarez..

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  190. Did Perch request a head but?

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  191. its should be ten on each side then?

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  192. Joshua Cryer, 21, from Jesmond, Newcastle
    The fan who racially abused Collymore on Twitter!

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  193. kicked not in anyones lifetime, lol kicked should not have been a yellow card

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  194. amazed that people and in perticular liverpool fans calling perch when in suarez they have the biggest diver, cheet in the premiership

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