18 Aug 2014

'Out of this world': LFC hero urges BR to sign 'stunning' €63m star. Offer made, but is it possible?

Recent reports suggest that Liverpool are favourites to sign Paris St. Germain striker Edinson Cavani, and according to Anfield legend Steve Nicol, the 'stunning' Uruguayan star is the perfect summer signing.

Last week, Sky Sports claimed:

"Liverpool continue to head Samuel Eto'o's next club betting, having leapfrogged QPR in the market yesterday. The Reds also head the market on Edinson Cavani's next club"

Multiple sources have reported LFC's alleged interest in Cavani, and the striker's agent, Claudio Annellucci, has also confirmed Liverpool's interest. In a recent interview with Uruguayan newspaper El Telegrafo, he noted:

"Cavani heard proposals from Liverpool and Arsenal. He would love to play in England, but has not made a final decision. He's not interested in money and fame; he just wants to be happy playing football."

When asked over the weekend about Liverpool's transfer business, Nicol told TalkSport:

"[Edinson] Cavani would be out of this world, but I don't see it happening, and I don't see Liverpool spending £60m on somebody. With Origi coming in next year, I don't think Sturridge, Origi, and Cavani will fit"

Nicol is probably right about Liverpool's reluctance to pay a record transfer fee, but I have to disagree with the contention that Cavani, Sturridge, and Origi will not be a good fit for the club. It's important to have strikers of varying age/experience levels at the club, and if Cavani signed, he'd fit snugly into the pecking order:

* Sturridge: 24 - LFC's undisputed no. 1 striker right now, but no real competition for his place.

* Cavani: 27 - Older, more experienced, and entering the prime of his career. Capable of challenging Sturridge for number one status, but can also play out wide. Plus, can easily slot into a central role when Sturridge inevitably gets injured.

* Origi: 20 - Young, hungry, and will (in all probability) be happy to be third in line behind Sturridge and Cavani. Doesn't have the stature or the experience to demand/expect anything else.

* Lambert: 32 - A squad player, and won't expect to play every game.

Liverpool played two up-front plenty of times last season, so there's also scope for Cavani and Sturridge to play together. Plus, as seen during the World Cup, the Uruguayan - who cost PSG €63m - is also capable of being the creator just behind a central striker.

Liverpool are currently 11/10 favourites to sign Cavani (with Man Utd 2nd favourites), and Reds fans are definitely in favour of the move. A few days ago, I conducted a poll asking whether LFC should sign Falcao or Cavani:

* 15400 fans (approx) voted (the poll is still ongoing)
* 62% of participants chose Cavani.

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131 comments:

  1. He's Uruguayan not Argentinian !

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  2. He is not Argentinian.

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  3. Best signing we can make right now is an excellent defensive coach, because however you dress up our first game, the defending was at times really poor. Southampton got at our back 4 far too easily, usually with one pass that splits midfield and defensive line. They got in behind the defence too often too. We will get found out if this doesn't get rectified .

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  4. Cavani would be a great acquisition, but not at £60M. He's not nearly as good as Suarez and I would say £40M should be tops. I'd rather we spend £20M on Bony, who can give us more years and save the rest for winter transfer window, if we can't get Cavani for £40M. That doesn't take into account the not insignificant wage implication.

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  5. You know...us Uruguayans are accused of having a complex about Argentina and using being small as an excuse not to be better or have a better in country infrastructure/domestic league because of it.... BUT i mean come on..... By now people do not know Cavani is from Uruguay?


    Cavani will work hard for you, even on defense ...as he does with NT....who has Luis as the main guy and forces Cavani to do the dirty work.

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  6. Eto'o for a season makes sense, as next season Origi comes in, people will whine but Eto'o scores goals in bucket loads if served-up enough chances!!!

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  7. With ibrahimovic injured i don't think PSG would allow a forward to leave, they'd be short a quality forward if they do.

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  8. Lavezzi or Eto'o are realistic!!!

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  9. Nevergonnacrackthecode8:19 pm, August 18, 2014

    no cavani or falcao


    reus or bony

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  10. Nevergonnacrackthecode8:21 pm, August 18, 2014

    chelseas team is not fair

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  11. Cavani has a bigmouth and is not worth 30 million euro

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  12. If we're actually looking to get either Falcao or Cavani, I would prefer if we did a loan deal with an option to buy . Both are arguably overpriced and could end up as flops when forced to play against quicker and more physical defenders. Would rather take a more catious approach

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  13. Nevergonnacrackthecode8:25 pm, August 18, 2014

    if we finish above chelsea again
    that will be a massive accomplishment

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  14. Nevergonnacrackthecode8:26 pm, August 18, 2014

    steven gerrard song
    going on


    in old tratford they sang it as well
    why do they do it ?

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  15. Answer: bring back Steve Clarke as a second assistant!

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  16. yeah, because west brom had such a good record defensively....

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  17. Because after last season it's the only thing they can still go on about..

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  18. I wouldn't spend that kind if money on Cavani. Having said that, we really do need a striker or I think we will struggle. By the way Chelsea look brilliant.

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  19. Nevergonnacrackthecode8:35 pm, August 18, 2014

    i understand man utd fans but chelsea fans?

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  20. They are too... they STILL go on about the 'Ghost Goal' and they would kill for our tradition and history

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  21. Nevergonnacrackthecode8:40 pm, August 18, 2014

    we need a matic
    could morgan schniderlin be it

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  22. We are not going to sign Bony.

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  23. Nevergonnacrackthecode8:41 pm, August 18, 2014

    says who?

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  24. We do not need a player like him.

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  25. Nevergonnacrackthecode8:42 pm, August 18, 2014

    is that rodgers opinion?

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  26. Trust me, we ain't going to sign Bony and if we do I will be happy to eat my words.


    He is not the player we need.

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  27. Nevergonnacrackthecode8:46 pm, August 18, 2014

    i think sterling can play a free role like cristiano ronaldo play anywhere he wants
    ............................bony
    sterling..............coutinho...........sturridge




    sturridge normally goes deep , right ,left

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  28. Square peg in a round hole. What use is Sturridge in this formation?

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  29. Nevergonnacrackthecode8:48 pm, August 18, 2014

    he can play same role as suarez last season


    he has the ability to adapt

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  30. We are not going to sign Bony to accommodate Sturridge. I will be proven right.

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  31. Nevergonnacrackthecode8:51 pm, August 18, 2014

    so how is falcao different to bony
    he loves playing main man as well

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  32. Bony wishes he was as good as Falcao. Are you listening to yourself

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  33. Nevergonnacrackthecode8:55 pm, August 18, 2014

    not about quality but role

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  34. What are you on about? How is Bony going to keep Sturridsge on the bench?

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  35. Yeah, right, we don't need someone who wants to come, who is quite young, who can score 20+ goals, who can actually hold the ball up, and who is BRILLIANT in his own box on set plays.

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  36. Nevergonnacrackthecode9:00 pm, August 18, 2014

    the game against southamton showed we clearly need two strikers ,

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  37. When you have to rely on Olsson and Lugano as you're first choice pairing and still manage to finish 8th in 2013 I think he can be trusted. In 2014 they only let in more than 2 goals in a game 5 times before May which is impressive considering they had no threat up front and often were defending for most of their matches.
    Plus its not a secret that our air tight defense of old was down to Clarke. He knows the club, has some pretty good defenders to work with, he's done it before, don't see why this would be a bad move

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  38. We do not need Bony when we have Lambert.

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  39. Nevergonnacrackthecode9:03 pm, August 18, 2014

    better option then falcao and cavani


    cavani- will cost 3 times as more , has high wage demands so will upset the balance , plus he is 27


    falcao- his head is not in the right place , he is about 30 (apparently he is not as young as he says he is ), high wage demands and wants to eb a rela player

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  40. Nevergonnacrackthecode9:04 pm, August 18, 2014

    lambert is old only a season left in him
    plus he is weaker then bony and not as potent

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  41. Bony is no quicker than Lambert. Trust me, £20 million plus will be an utter waste of money for someone who will be playing second fiddle to Sturridge.

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  42. There aren't good choices left but that doesn't mean we should pay £50m for Cavani or Falcao.

    I'd rather keep Borini or hell get even something like Eto'o for loan if he is willing to lower his wage demands.


    You see Chelsea is playing great football atm. And I'd say their three strikers are worse than ours atm. I feel Costa will be good but Sturridge is already one of the best strikers in PL. I take Lambert over Drogba any day and Borini ain't much worse than present Torres.

    Chelsea is seen as favourite to be champion 2014/2015 and that's because their defence is great and midfield balanced. And that's something we have to get right too. Moreno, Manquillo and Lovren mean we are going to right direction but we have still lot to do. Gerrard ain't getting younger and present Lucas ain't good enough. He's someone nice to have in bench but not in best 11.

    I think we already have team which can score enough goals, something like 70-80. And iirc 74 has always been enough for CL qualification. What we need is balance. We can't always buy the best strikers for crazy amounts just to score 90 goals to win games.


    If we don't get new striker I'm a bit dissapointed. But I also understand there weren't many great choices. And I rather wait for January than panic now and buy something we would regret later.

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  43. Change the record already. As already proven, your view on this is not backed by anything approaching credible evidence.

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  44. Nevergonnacrackthecode9:07 pm, August 18, 2014

    it is not about quickness
    giroud is not fast either nor is mandzukic




    it is about the brain and bony is better tehn lambert in that aspect

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  45. Nevergonnacrackthecode9:08 pm, August 18, 2014

    he thinks because they both are powerful man
    and slow that they both must be similar

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  46. And I also want to add if there one player I would be willing to pay something like £50m that would Reus. But don't see that happening either so don't see a really reason speculate about it.

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  47. Yes yes yes. £4 million second fiddle player compared top one who costs more than 4 times the price. Your guess is as good as mine.

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  48. I can see no negatives. 3 world cup games, 2 goals ... the guy SCORES GOALS

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  49. Nevergonnacrackthecode9:10 pm, August 18, 2014

    exactly cavani and falcao can be epic failures


    there is something called a bad signing like borini
    but because of the money carroll is a worse signing


    rather bony 19m at most

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  50. They buy experience, Buck fears experience ..

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  51. Nevergonnacrackthecode9:11 pm, August 18, 2014

    schniderlin is exactly what we need
    since matic arrived chelsea look about 10 times stronger defensively

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  52. Nevergonnacrackthecode9:11 pm, August 18, 2014

    they ahve a endless pit of blood money

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  53. I do not have to change my view.

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  54. Here comes Suarez .. £64M it said on SLY .. Ayre needs the sack ...

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  55. Nevergonnacrackthecode9:12 pm, August 18, 2014

    barca and real always try and bring the real price down


    look at with neymar ,

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  56. Nevergonnacrackthecode9:14 pm, August 18, 2014

    what is ayre meant to do?


    say we want 75m or else


    barca will tap up all summer until the end
    they might activate his release clause
    liverpool will get the money and all our targets will have ended up elsewhere or we would pay more , a true doing a spurs


    ayre has not made a mistake , 11m is not a lot we spent 8 on iloris and have loaned him out a lot

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  57. They got £50M for Luiz, they've spent buttons so far ..

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  58. Nevergonnacrackthecode9:18 pm, August 18, 2014

    they say it is 78m


    spurs say 86m

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  59. Nevergonnacrackthecode9:18 pm, August 18, 2014

    btw when i meant price down
    i mean what they paid

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  60. £64M is comical. Madrid paid £63M for Rodriguez, whip won't play a lot ...

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  61. Nevergonnacrackthecode9:20 pm, August 18, 2014

    rodrigueze is younger and has more marketing avlue

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  62. People come on......Chelsea is playing a team that is just not ready from prime time.
    Costa is good and as an AM fan....I am happy for him but he is and can be a hothead as well.

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  63. Are you serious?

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  64. We need a mobile tough tackling DM as L Leiva(27) and S Gerrard(34) do not have the energy, legs, mobility, pace or physicality needed to protect back four well enough.
    A Mascherano or Momo Sissoko type DM is badly needed:
    E Capoue(26) Of Tottenham for £6-£9M should be brought to the club not A Song(26) Of Barcelona.

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  65. Nevergonnacrackthecode9:24 pm, August 18, 2014

    suarez is similar to sanchez in how they play but quality is different that is why barca signed him


    bony would start most games lambert is just an impact player

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  66. Costa has actually only had one good moment which was his goal. Burnley are going to struggle this season.

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  67. Nevergonnacrackthecode9:25 pm, August 18, 2014

    why capoue he is a spurs reject ?


    mobility is needed but why are your ambitions so low ?

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  68. I'm fine with schneiderlin though I think it means rodgers should bench gerrard then.


    actually gerrard should be benched more often anyways but because he's our best dmf (lame I know) he has to play too big minutes for 34 year old.

    it's same as with lampard. doesn't mean gerrard won't have anything to give our team anymore. just means he struggles a bit too much against certain opponents.

    and yes i would take bony too because he would cost only £5m to upgrade from borini. bony ain't the best match for our team but would be good enough 2nd striker with as many great attacking midfielders as we have.

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  69. B Rodgers should forget wasting £50-£60M on either Cavani(27) Or Falcao(28) he should spend £47on these two players:
    1: M Reus(25) Of B Dortmund for £23-£28M RW / LW / RWF / LWF
    2: W Bony(25) Of Swansea for £16-18M FD

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  70. Bony would start most games? At who' s expensense? Sterling?

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  71. Would rather buy lavezzi for 20 than loan Falcao for one season for the same amount

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  72. Nevergonnacrackthecode9:37 pm, August 18, 2014

    lavezzi is not a proper goalscorer
    he is playing in an easy league but his record looks pretty poor
    especially for someone 29 years old


    reus or bony

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  73. Nevergonnacrackthecode9:38 pm, August 18, 2014

    thoose things are taken into consideration when signing a player

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  74. We're not gonna sign Falcao either. Gotta agree with Logan on this one

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  75. true but like i wrote earlier here if there are only bad choices left rather not choose anything then and forget the whole thing. if lavezzi would be few years younger i could see that happening but paying 20m for someone who hasn't even scored 10 ever in one season would just be silly

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  76. Nevergonnacrackthecode9:39 pm, August 18, 2014

    look at beckham
    at the time 30m was a lot




    but because of his marketing value real made ten times as more

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  77. Only one problem with Lavezzi. He DOES NOT SCORE GOALS.

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  78. I agree. I was saying on here the other day that I would rather go with Sturridge, Borini and lambert til January than spend a fortune on a panic buy

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  79. cool then we are thinking the same way

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  80. He will struggle to get a game ...

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  81. Nevergonnacrackthecode9:48 pm, August 18, 2014

    just saw drogba
    in a way i missed him
    always nice to see a legend come back same with henry


    maybe one day suarez will come back

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  82. Pipe would be a dream signing, but his wages make me worry that it'd just be money down the drain.

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  83. Suarez will probably be in the big house by the time he is in his mid 30s. That or the nut house.

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  84. Will you upload a video of you eating said words?

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  85. Nevergonnacrackthecode9:51 pm, August 18, 2014

    fernando torres

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  86. well that's the thing when you have one of the best strikers in pl. cavani could be the world most expensive 2nd striker if we get him :D

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  87. Up in smoke...

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  88. He'll be on the scrap heap.

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  89. Nevergonnacrackthecode9:56 pm, August 18, 2014

    kenny daglish ?
    cant be worse then aspas

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  90. Nevergonnacrackthecode10:01 pm, August 18, 2014

    the club i can't stand is arsenal


    they think they are so great and they invented football and entitled to every trophy
    and spend massive amounts of money but complain when us and chelsea do it , also their fans are the most deluded

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  91. Nevergonnacrackthecode10:02 pm, August 18, 2014

    if liverpool sign cavani for 60m
    msot fans would have the same feeling s when we signed andy carroll

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  92. Did anyone see Aspas getting headbutted during a "friendly" for Sevilla? I'm not gonna lie, when I saw it I thought to myself... "That's for that corner you b*****d"

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  93. Nevergonnacrackthecode10:08 pm, August 18, 2014

    It is confirmed now , what i though i heard is true ,chelsea fans were singing a song about gerrad


    this is the last straw we win the league this season we have to no other alternative we also have knock them out of champions league no alternative




    rodgers do it show them class always wins

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  94. Upon witnessing the headbutt, onlookers observed that Ian Ayre reached into his jacket pocket, retrieved his phone and uttered "Brendan- it's done".

    He discreetly left the stadium soon after and rode his Harley all the way home.

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  95. Nevergonnacrackthecode10:09 pm, August 18, 2014

    he is a good person
    how can you laugh at someone getting hurt
    it is not like he did that corner on purpose also you are forgetting he is the man who made the assist to daniel sturridge againts stoke

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  96. One of the few occasions when I think the police should get involved in football incidents. Pure pre meditated thuggery

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  97. If people didn't laugh at other people getting hurt, You've Been Framed would have been cancelled eons ago and Total Wipeout never would have been commissioned.

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  98. Are you talking about the Brandao headbutt on Thiago Motta?

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  99. And they would be bad things?

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  100. Nevergonnacrackthecode10:11 pm, August 18, 2014

    this site does not condone unsporting behavior

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  101. ...but does it condone slapstick born out of everyday life?

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  102. That one even more so

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  103. Nevergonnacrackthecode10:12 pm, August 18, 2014

    those people know what to expect

    aspas was randomly attacked he could ahve died

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  104. Nevergonnacrackthecode10:13 pm, August 18, 2014

    the chelsea fans site must

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  105. Was the Aspas one clearly pre-meditated? I saw it, but didn't see the build-up. I'd assumed it was some garden variety Duncan Fergusonage rather than something of the Brandao vintage.

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  106. Nevergonnacrackthecode10:15 pm, August 18, 2014

    that player should get a 4 month ban like suarez


    how is a bite and a punch or headbutt different


    same intention to kill or hurt the opponent

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  107. For Hammond and Hill's bank accounts? Yes.

    For the rest of the nation? No.

    For me? Yes and no. On the good side two of the most puerile and stultifying hours of television I've ever witnessed would be removed from the schedules, but on the other hand, I'd lose an opportunity to feel superior over the idiots who are on the show and the twerps watching at home.

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  108. I personally think Brandao's one is far worse. He also broke one of van der Wiel's vertebrae.

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  109. Difficult to be sure but there seemed to me to be a deliberateness about it

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  110. Nevergonnacrackthecode10:17 pm, August 18, 2014

    exactly
    this fifa are so dumb
    why cant proper football people with common sense govern it like jaimie

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  111. Easy now, guv'. We don't want lifetime bans for someone going down a bit easily.

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  112. Because it's us and it's him. If roles were reversed I'd be taking the p too - I mean, come on, the slip and resultant lack of pace would of lead to a public flogging had it been anyone other than SG. He's celebrated hurting both Utd and Chelsea and in the absence of them winning the title last season, us not winning it is just a tad more palatable, especially for Utd fans.

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  113. Nevergonnacrackthecode10:19 pm, August 18, 2014

    what about ian ayre?

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  114. Depends on the context of course. I have been accused of going down easily.......

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  115. Nevergonnacrackthecode10:20 pm, August 18, 2014

    still i dont ever remember us singing about a utd player


    say liek gary nevile

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  116. I think that is the difference. It would have been like singing about John Terry slipping in the Champions League final at the start of the next season.

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  117. Trouble is when everyone is laughing at something you remember doing yourself

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  118. No it wasn't pre-meditated. It was Duncan Ferguson-esque. Just a rush of blood

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  119. Alright Florence Nightingale calm down, my comment was meant in jest, don't get your thong twisted.
    Out of interest, how do you know Aspas is a good person? Been for a pint recently?

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  120. Dude he wasn't even bleeding. He was not "randomly attacked" he was headbutted during a heated exchange with a player. Could have died? Come on man

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  121. In that case, it isn't good but I'd say it is nothing more than an incident.He deserves a ban, he'll get one and we can move on.

    The Brandao one is more serious though and I don't like to make a big deal of these talking points (in whatever form they take) but Brandao's behaviour is literally an assault.

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  122. So let's say Liverpool don't buy or loan another striker and Sturridge gets injured for 2-4 months. Then top 4 for Liverpool would be long gone. But I don't know if Liverpool should buy a 'big' striker who would want to play more or less every match, who would BR sacrifice, Sterling ? Lallana ?

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  123. Well exactly, between Lallana, Sterling, Markovic, coutinho, Borini and Lambert, surely they can chip in with enough goals to keep us in top 4 contention until January. And that's just on the assumption that Sturridge will get injured

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  124. Absolutely, he was waiting for him in the tunnel with malicious intent. That one was pre-meditated and I'll be very surprised if he isn't charged with assault. His ban will dwarf Suarez's i would imagine

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  125. ...That's just crazy. Signing an over-priced quality player is a lot different to signing an over-priced half season wonder.

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  126. From what I seen of Cavani in Brazil I don't think he would even be classed as a 'quality player', not for 60 million anyways.

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