Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Crewe cut

Appologies for the terrible pun. I'm tired after a few too many beers last night and I need a coffee to wake me up for tonight.

So we put Crewe away 3-0 with goals from Lee Peltier, Peter Crouch and Ray Puterill. Like as Wrexham last week, Rafa played a different team in each half. Andre "The raven/crow" Veronin was probably the best performer of the first half players. In the second half Xabi Alonso showed that his radar is in perfect working order as his passes were delivered with pinpoint accuracy. It's good to see the youngsters geting a run out alongside the senior players and making a contribution.

Guillem Ballague has a great interview with El Nino in the times. The more I read about this kid, the more I like him.

Here's a bit of advice. Don't ever call Jamie Carragher a bottler. Adrian Durham on Talksport radio found this out the hard way. It's a terrible station full of bulshitters so I'm not going to waste anymore time talking about them.

Hansen and Collins have signed professional contracts with Liverpool. Hansen is a goalie while Collins is 17, Irish and a striker which sounds promising. Call him up now Stan.

LFC TV was launched this week. The good news is that it'll be free if you already get Setanta sports. I don't, but I'm hoping that the content will be available on the official website through the e-season ticket.

Benayoun and Babel have now come aboard the good ship LFC. I think that Benayoun will replace Garcia in the squad but Babel is one to ge excited about. The Babel fee is an initial £8m which could rise to £11m depending on appearences and trophies. I would imagine that he'll play on the left wing or as the left striker if we play a 4-3-3. Van Basten says that he can become the new Henry if he continues to improve. Let's hope he's right.

David Amoo, a 17 year old striker has signed from Millwall. Apparently he is exceptionaly fast and used to run the 100m for London schools.

Gabriel Mitio, a one time target, has gone to Barca so we can take him off the list. Hicks said that we will sign one more player. The consensus appears to be that it'll be Heinze but the only way I can see that happening is if he buys himself out of his contract.

Werder Bremen are the next team to be crushed under the might of the unstoppable red machine in a match on Tuesday night. I wouldn't be surprised if we see more of a structure to the team this time, with less than 22 players getting a run out.

I'm going for a power nap.


Thomas Kelly said...

What's the story with the Liverpool channel Mal? They still don't have rights to show the games live right? Will it be much the same as MUTV? Reserve team coverage, old games and insight into what was the last CD Fernando Torres bought and what Pepe Reina's favourite film is.

Have to say I'm very happy with Gabi Milito's signing, he's a rock and exactly what FCB need. Seems Giuly is off to AS Roma for as little as £3 million. Giuly is excellent and will be a good addition the the Giallorossi squad, much better than Wilhelmsson, who I thought was frequently the weak link in their attack last season.

Mal said...

As you say, it's along the lines of MUTV. No live match content for now.

Milito is quality and will do well in BCN. Giuly is a big step up from Wilhelmsson. Can't believe City and Bolton are looking at him.