Page 44 of 50 FirstFirst ... 193439424344454649 ... LastLast
Results 861 to 880 of 996

Thread: LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB *56* - You'll Never Walk Alone!! Com'on You REDS!!!

  1. #861
    Senior Member Cheesecake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    I live in a haunted house!!!!!
    Posts
    16,385

    Default Re: LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB *56* - You'll Never Walk Alone!! Com'on You REDS!!!

    Liverpool will sacrifice kids to land Adam

    Published 23:00 27/06/11 By David Maddock


    Liverpool will close out the deal for Charlie Adam by throwing a couple of their promising youngsters into the equation.

    Talks over Blackpool's Scotland midfielder had foundered over the price, with the Reds unwilling to meet their whopping £12million valuation.

    But a compromise will be reached after Liverpool Director of Football Damien Comolli introduced the prospect of player exchange during negotiations over the weekend.

    Seasiders chairman Karl Oyston maintains he is under no pressure to sell, even though Adam has only 12 months left on his contract and Blackpool are facing up to life back in the Championship next season.

    Comolli is hoping that £8million in cash, plus the loan of teenage midfielder Jonjo Shelvey for a full season, and young right-back Stephen Darby, will tip the balance.

    Blackpool are keen on a straight cash deal, and at their valuation, but realise they could lose Adam on a free when his contract expires.

    Midfielder Shelvey, 19, was a £1.7million buy from Charlton last summer and impressed enough to make 15 appearances in his debut season.

    Local boy Darby has been at Liverpool for five years, but spent much of last season on loan at Swindon and Notts County.

    Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is also chasing Aston Villa winger Stewart Downing, Birmingham centre-back Scott Dann, Arsenal left-back Gael Clichy and Ipswich's wonder-boy striker Connor Wickham.

    Read more: http://www.mirrorfootball.co.uk/news...#ixzz1QWL9FcH4
    Sign up for MirrorFootball's Morning Spy newsletter Register here
    You'll Never Walk Alone! - i have the best job in the world!

  2. #862
    Senior Member Cheesecake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    I live in a haunted house!!!!!
    Posts
    16,385

    Default Re: LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB *56* - You'll Never Walk Alone!! Com'on You REDS!!!

    Exclusive: £13m fee for Wickham agreed





    Sunderland boss Steve Bruce has agreed a *staggering £13million fee for Ipswich wonder-boy Connor Wickham in a bid to see off Liverpool.

    Bruce tabled the stunning package yesterday, with the Black Cats commiting £9m up front and a further £4m in add-ons for the teenage talent.

    The size of the offer is so big that the Tractor Boys have been forced to accept and have cleared their home-grown starlet to speak to the Wearside outfit about a major switch.

    Sunderland also hope that the amount of cash they are offering will persuade Wickham they are more serious about him than fellow suitors Liverpool.

    Exclusive: £13m fee for Wickham agreed

    Published 23:01 27/06/11 By Alan Nixon

    (3)
    Recommend (3)

    ipswich-connor-wickham-cropped

    Sunderland boss Steve Bruce has agreed a *staggering £13million fee for Ipswich wonder-boy Connor Wickham in a bid to see off Liverpool.

    Bruce tabled the stunning package yesterday, with the Black Cats commiting £9m up front and a further £4m in add-ons for the teenage talent.

    The size of the offer is so big that the Tractor Boys have been forced to accept and have cleared their home-grown starlet to speak to the Wearside outfit about a major switch.

    Sunderland also hope that the amount of cash they are offering will persuade Wickham they are more serious about him than fellow suitors Liverpool.

    Kenny Dalglish has been on Wickhan’s trail since he took charge in January - as Football Spy first revealed - but the Kop have not been able to match Sunderland’s financial commitment.

    Wickham would like to head for Anfield, but Ipswich have made it plain that Sunderland’s deal is good enough for them - and they will not let him go to Merseyside for less than Bruce is offering.





    10 things you need to know about Connor Wickham plus video of him in action

    Here is the MirrorFootball guide to the teenage starlet who has caught the eye of managers up and down the country.

    1) Squaddie's son Connor Wickham was born in Hereford on March 31, 1993. A boyhood Liverpool fan, he was a big fan of Fernando Torres. No word on whether he's since switched his allegiance to Luis Suarez or Andy Carroll, mind..

    2) Despite his age, the highly-rated forward is already 6-foot-4 tall and weighs 14 stone. He is said to be as good as Wayne Rooney was at the same age, but a lot bigger. Then Ipswich manager Roy Keane said at the end of the 2009-10 season: "The fans would lynch me if I sold Connor." Sadly for Roy, it turned out that they were prepared to lynch him for other things too.

    3) Wickham made his debut for Ipswich in April 2009, aged 16 years and 11 days, coming on as a substitute in a 3–1 home defeat against Doncaster. That made him the club's youngest-ever player, beating the record set by Jason Dozzell in February 1984. Though he's eventually expected to become a classic number 9 striker, he also operated with distinction in a wide role last season.

    4) Connor scored his first two goals for the club in only his fourth appearance, in a League Cup first round tie against Shrewsbury. It took him a little longer to get his first league goal: he opened his account in March 2010 with a stoppage-time winner against Scunthorpe.

    He said: “It was the best moment I’ve had in football so far. Because it was the 93rd minute, I just ran off to the touchline towards the fitness coach and got bundled by all the players. My parents recorded it so we’ve watched it over and over again.”

    5) Reading will be kicking themselves at Wickham's rise to prominence - the young starlet was on the Royals' books for four years before his dad's job with the army took the family from Aldershot to Colchester, forcing him to switch to Ipswich.

    6) Such is the level of interest in the young forward, that whenever he plays for either Ipswich's first team or reserves, the club reportedly has to find two dozen tickets for the scouts who come to watch him in action.

    Former Ipswich and England defender Kevin Beattie has already called Wickham, "an incredible talent," adding: "The boy has everything, strength, skill, the lot. It would not surprise me if he were partnering Wayne Rooney up front for England in a few years time. He impresses me that much."

    7) Despite approaches from Northern Ireland, for whom he qualifies through his Ulster-born dad Stefan, Wickham was in England's squad for the Under-21 European Championship. He told thefa.com, “to come away with England and to be selected as one of the best is brilliant."

    8) Connor's first senior hat-trick came in February 2011, as Ipswich handed out a 6-0 thrashing to Doncaster. Following this he scooped up the Championship Player of the Month award and was named Football League Young Player of the Year just two weeks later. And here it is...



    9) The boy certainly doesn't lack confidence. He says: "In five years' time I'll hopefully be playing week-in, week-out and playing for the England senior team in the World Cup." Although when you see goals like this - scored against Sheffield United in February 2011 and hailed by Kevin Beattie as one of the greatest ever scored at Portman Road - you can see why:



    10) Wickham has represented England at Under-16, Under-17, Under-19 and - last November, when he was still only 17 - Under-21 level. He was a key part of the team that won the Under-17s European Championship in May 2010, scoring both goals as in the semi-final win over France, and a superb individual winner in the final against Spain:

    videos can watch here!
    You'll Never Walk Alone! - i have the best job in the world!

  3. #863

    Default Re: LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB *56* - You'll Never Walk Alone!! Com'on You REDS!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesecake View Post
    Exclusive: £13m fee for Wickham agreed
    next time, we sign the lower profile guy first, b4 giving $$ to the bigger club to come hijack!
    can avoid being chop carrot too..

    the souvenir shirts and stuff for the asia tour is out in city square jb..
    got cc's fav "maggie" and "jeanette" as some of the designs..

    but cc, pls be careful if taking the train..
    they didnt chop passport until come back to sg.
    we DONT want to know how u did the squats!

  4. #864
    Senior Member Cheesecake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    I live in a haunted house!!!!!
    Posts
    16,385

    Default Re: LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB *56* - You'll Never Walk Alone!! Com'on You REDS!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by kuanwk View Post
    next time, we sign the lower profile guy first, b4 giving $$ to the bigger club to come hijack!
    can avoid being chop carrot too..

    the souvenir shirts and stuff for the asia tour is out in city square jb..
    got cc's fav "maggie" and "jeanette" as some of the designs..

    but cc, pls be careful if taking the train..
    they didnt chop passport until come back to sg.
    we DONT want to know how u did the squats!
    paiseh, the squatting speshow show oni happen to those who drive in.


    as 18yo me no $$ to buy car, i take peasants' transport la! so that can never happen to me.

    but maybe will tio parang attack la! haha!


    anyway, it is understood that part of the package to sign jordan henderson is that once sunderland moves in for connor, we have to back off from the deal.

    thus, we made the early enquiry but stop short of pressing home the purchase to let sunderland run the roost.

    dun b upset la. maybe u can go out with bro rodz to drown ur sorrows in brudderly love! kekekeke
    You'll Never Walk Alone! - i have the best job in the world!

  5. #865
    Senior Member Cheesecake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    I live in a haunted house!!!!!
    Posts
    16,385

    Default Re: LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB *56* - You'll Never Walk Alone!! Com'on You REDS!!!

    Ex-United playmaker return initiates Liverpool deal - report

    Liverpool and Manchester United - Bojan Djordjic move paves way for Charlie Adam deal

    Charlie Adam's move to Liverpool appears close after Blackpool welcomed former Manchester United midfielder Bojan Djordjic to the club, according to The Mirror.

    The Scot's move to Liverpool has stalled in recent weeks after the clubs failed to agree a fee, but Djordjic's arrival at Bloomfield Road, a player very much in Adam's mould, is the first sign that Ian Holloway is prepared to sell.

    Djordjic made just one appearance for United in his nine year career at Old Trafford, but his move back to England appears to have done Liverpool a favour in capturing their sought after target.

    Since United manager Sir Alex Ferguson labeled Adam's free-kicks as being worth £10 million alone, Liverpool have struggled to agree a fee with Blackpool as the two clubs' valuations differ considerably.

    The two clubs were reportedly close to a deal during the January transfer window, but Blackpool opted to retain Adam to aid their survival bid in the Premier League.

    With relegation now confirmed, Liverpool's pursuit of Adam has continued, and with the Tangerines having now made contingency plans for his departure, a deal could be imminent.
    You'll Never Walk Alone! - i have the best job in the world!

  6. #866
    Senior Member Cheesecake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    I live in a haunted house!!!!!
    Posts
    16,385

    Default Re: LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB *56* - You'll Never Walk Alone!! Com'on You REDS!!!

    Liverpool FC owner John Henry outlines summer transfer policy
    by Richard Buxton. Published Wed 29 Jun 2011 18:28, Last updated: 2011-06-29

    salty sauce!l


    John Henry has attempted to clarify Liverpool's transfer policy by insisting that players of a 'certain age' will not be considered.

    Countless players have been linked with a move to Anfield during the current summer window but only Sunderland midfielder Jordan Henderson has made the switch.

    And Henry, Fenway Sports Group's principal owner, this evening attempted to quell the transfer hysteria by insisting that the Reds will be looking at players who can fulfill its long-term ambitions rather ones to cater for the immediate future.

    "Speculation on players shouldn't include those of a certain age," he wrote on Twitter.

    "We are not going to be successful by merely filling short-term needs at LFC."

    He added: "Everything in sports is overpriced now - especially the cost of winning.

    "But you make your choices based on a plan."

    Henry also gave a brief update on the ongoing discussions which will ultimately decide where Liverpool's long-term future lies, be it within its current Anfield home or nearby Stanley Park.

    "An incredible amount of work has been underway on this issue," he said.

    "It would be helpful for fans to get an official update."
    You'll Never Walk Alone! - i have the best job in the world!

  7. #867
    Member koplady11's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    East forever and ever
    Posts
    166

    Default Re: LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB *56* - You'll Never Walk Alone!! Com'on You REDS!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by grumpy View Post
    Anyone saw the LFC Masters played against EPL All Star last night on ESPN?

    Despite losing, good to see Macca and Folwer combine again, their chemistry still demm solid. Nice to see so many ex-players : Henchoz, Berger, Smicer, Mark Wright, Rob Jones etc

    Basket, that rubbish Phil Babb still as rubbish.
    I watched it! Henchoz so fat now. LOL. And I was actually excited like a fan girl to see Macca. LOL.
    Omg Phil Babb was zzz. =___="""
    Canon EOS 500D | Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 non vc
    and the Kop sings, "You'll never walk alone"

  8. #868

    Default Re: LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB *56* - You'll Never Walk Alone!! Com'on You REDS!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by koplady11 View Post
    I watched it! Henchoz so fat now. LOL. And I was actually excited like a fan girl to see Macca. LOL.
    Omg Phil Babb was zzz. =___="""
    Henchoz fat? Did you see the referree Jeff Winter??? That one looked like michelin man!

  9. #869
    Member koplady11's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    East forever and ever
    Posts
    166

    Default Re: LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB *56* - You'll Never Walk Alone!! Com'on You REDS!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by grumpy View Post
    Henchoz fat? Did you see the referree Jeff Winter??? That one looked like michelin man!
    Me n dad burst to laughter whenever the cameras pan at the ref.
    Canon EOS 500D | Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 non vc
    and the Kop sings, "You'll never walk alone"

  10. #870

    Default Re: LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB *56* - You'll Never Walk Alone!! Com'on You REDS!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by grumpy View Post
    Henchoz fat? Did you see the referree Jeff Winter??? That one looked like michelin man!
    lol....

  11. #871
    Senior Member Cheesecake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    I live in a haunted house!!!!!
    Posts
    16,385

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by grumpy

    Henchoz fat? Did you see the referree Jeff Winter??? That one looked like michelin man!
    take it easy, dun suan my own type. haha!
    You'll Never Walk Alone! - i have the best job in the world!

  12. #872
    Senior Member Cheesecake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    I live in a haunted house!!!!!
    Posts
    16,385

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by koplady11

    Me n dad burst to laughter whenever the cameras pan at the ref.
    notti. u all v mean.

    by the way, NPNT!
    You'll Never Walk Alone! - i have the best job in the world!

  13. #873
    Senior Member Cheesecake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    I live in a haunted house!!!!!
    Posts
    16,385

    Default Re: LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB *56* - You'll Never Walk Alone!! Com'on You REDS!!!

    Fat footballers
    June 30, 2011
    buibui players!

    t's the time of year when many footballers pile on the pounds on their summer break, so this week's First XI looks at some of the game's great overweight players.

    William 'Fatty' Foulke (1894-1907)

    The quintessential fat footballer, once-capped England goalkeeper Foulke weighed 275.8lb (125.1kg) during his time at first club Sheffield United and, by the time he signed for Bradford in 1906, he was up to 350lb (158.7kg).

    Stories about Foulke abound, though some must be apocryphal. He is said to have once eaten all his team-mates' breakfasts at a hotel; in the 1898-99 season, he apparently picked up Liverpool's George Allen and stood him on his head; at the 1902 FA Cup final, the referee reportedly hid in a broom cupboard to escape an incensed, and stark naked, Foulke after the award of a controversial goal; in 1907, he was forced to wear a sheet because there was no jersey to fit him.

    For obvious reasons, the 'Fatty' nickname stuck, and it was Foulke who inspired the creation of the 'Who ate all the pies?' chant, but as he famously once said: "You can call me what you like - just don't call me late for dinner."


    Ferenc Puskas (1943-1966)

    Though he became recognised internationally as one of the finest players the world has seen, many would have been forgiven for dismissing Puskas as unfit and unsuited to the demands of international football upon sight of his barrel-stomach.

    Indeed, an unidentified English player, ahead of the Three Lions' shock 6-3 defeat to Hungary at Wembley in 1953, is believed to have said: "Look at that little fat chap. We'll murder this lot."

    He was deceptively fast, and his weight seemingly did little to diminish his extraordinary natural ability, but it did not spare him criticism: in early 1955, as he approached the end of his time with Honved, the Hungarian Defence Minister, General Bata, called Puskas fat and said his approach to life was "too pleasure-loving".

    In an interview with Hungarian sports paper NEP Sport around the same time, Puskas admitted as much: "I know I enjoy food too much. I will have to exercise the greatest self-control and refuse all the rich dishes I relish. I will also have to learn to push away my glass when I am not thirsty."

    His favoured dish, apparently, was small pieces of pastry floating in curdled milk and fried in fat.


    Gerd Muller (1963-1981)

    One of the deadliest strikers of all-time, with 68 goals in 62 games for West Germany, the short and stocky Muller was told early on his career that he would never make it as a footballer because he was too fat.

    A man said to be overly keen on his mother's potato salad, Muller weighed 180.8lb (82kg) upon his arrival at Bayern Munich, and coach Zlatko Cajkovski had joked: "What am I supposed to do with a weightlifter?"

    Cajkovski then gave him the nickname kleines, dickes Muller, or 'short, fat Muller', and iIt was only when Branko Zebec took charge of Bayern in 1968 that Muller slimmed down.

    "I only became lean and fit under Branko Zebec," he told Der Spiegel in 2006. "What a hard taskmaster he was! Long after the others were in the dressing room or eating, I had to push weights."


    John Robertson (1970-1986)

    "We've got a little fat guy who will turn him inside out. Very talented, highly skilled, unbelievable outside left. He'll turn him inside out!"

    Nottingham Forest manager Brian Clough had problems pronouncing the name of Hamburg's revered right-back Manny Kaltz in an interview in the build-up to the European Cup final of 1980, but his instincts were accurate: Robertson scored the only goal of the game at the Bernabeu.

    Clough wrote in his 1994 autobiography that Robertson had been a "scruffy, unfit, uninterested waste of time" but added: "Something told me he was worth persevering with."

    In a later interview, he explained: "John Robertson couldn't run 20 yards. He was fatter than me. When he'd played a ball, he used to be standing on the halfway line and I'd say to [assistant Peter] Taylor, 'Is he lighting a fag up?'

    "You give him a ball with a square yard of grass, though, and he's the best player in the country."


    Micky Quinn (1979-1996)

    The Football League's top scorer in 1989-90 in his first season with Newcastle United, Quinn was always a portly forward but 'Sumo', as he was known, always maintained he "couldn't give a damn as long as the ball hits the back of the net".

    At 190.3lb (86.3kg) at the start of the 1993-94 season, he netted a hat-trick for Coventry against Arsenal, prompting manager Bobby Gould to adopt some ill-advised phraseology in defence of the striker: "I'm not worried about his weight. He has a predatory instinct second to none, and he's very hungry."

    It would be fair to say that Quinn did not help himself. "I remember at West Ham once we were waiting for a corner and some fan shouted the ['Who ate all the pies?'] chant and threw a pie at me," Quinn told The Sun in 2007. "I actually managed to catch a bit of it and I just ate it in front of him!"

    In 2006, Quinn won the Mr Fit Club award after losing 64lb (29 kg) on UK television programme Celebrity Fit Club


    Jan Molby (1981-1998)

    There were raised eyebrows when the slightly rotund Molby arrived at Liverpool in 1984 but, after a slow start, he was to prove his worth.

    "They used to say I was fat," the 196lb (88.9kg) midfielder told The Guardian in 1985. "Now they say I'm powerful."

    Such was the case when things were going well, at least, but his enjoyment of restaurants, nightclubs and alcohol always left him prone to accusations of gluttony. Surprisingly, though, it was his taste for booze that led to a period of intense weight-loss in 1988 as he was sentenced to three months in prison for drink-driving.

    In his autobiography, he wrote of his stint behind bars: "The food was often uneatable, worse than you'd give to a dog. I suppose one good thing was that it helped me lose four stones in weight."


    Tomas Brolin (1984-1998)

    Sweden star Brolin had been Leeds United's most expensive ever signing when he signed from Parma in a £4.5 million deal in November 1995, but he had been lacking form and fitness even before the move. It was to prove disastrous.

    Three months after his arrival, Leeds boss Howard Wilkinson had left him out of the squad due to his steadfast refusal to track back; when George Graham replaced Wilkinson, he fell out with Brolin, too.

    After a couple of loan spells with FC Zurich and Parma, Graham was advertising the forward to other clubs at every opportunity as Brolin trudged into the club's training ground for his regular fight-the-flab sessions. Leeds eventually gave up in October 1997, handing Brolin a £140,000 cheque to tear up his contract.

    Crystal Palace, 13th in the Premiership, then signed him up on a free transfer. "I am going to show my fitness and that I am not a forgotten player," Brolin said.

    In the words of Guardian journalist Roy Collins, though, he had "arrived looking like the fat, cardboard replica next to which Slimmers of the Year tend to pose, and played like it". Palace lost Brolin's debut 3-1 to Everton in the first of a run of eight successive defeats that saw them plummet to the foot of the table, and they remained there until the end of the season.

    Brolin retired that year, and in 2000 fulfilled his "dream" by opening a restaurant in Stockholm. "All the dishes in here, in this place of mine, are my own ideas," he explained.


    Paul Gascoigne (1985-2004)


    One of the most naturally gifted footballers England has ever produced, Gascoigne was also a naturally chubby man and was well-known for his physique during his early years at Newcastle United.

    He slimmed down after joining Tottenham in 1988, with more than a little encouragement. On his first trip back to St James' Park, he was pelted by Mars bars from the home fans, while Sir Alex Ferguson apparently wrote to him calling him a "fat *******" after he chose Spurs ahead of Manchester United. "I've still got the letter," Gascoigne said during a Q&A session last week.

    Even Nottingham Forest boss Brian Clough lined up to taunt him ahead of the 1991 FA Cup final. "We're going to have to get him fat again," he said. "I've arranged with Marks & Spencer to send a lorry-load of pork chops and sausages to Tottenham. They're free. They're from me and there will be more next week and the week after that."

    The taunts persisted throughout his career and, during his spell in Scotland with Rangers, he complained: "Fans from other sides stand there calling me a fat ******* for 90 minutes."
    You'll Never Walk Alone! - i have the best job in the world!

  14. #874
    Senior Member Cheesecake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    I live in a haunted house!!!!!
    Posts
    16,385

    Default Re: LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB *56* - You'll Never Walk Alone!! Com'on You REDS!!!

    Part 2

    Ivan Valenciano (1988-2007)

    A former Colombia striker who represented his country at USA '94, Valenciano's career was overshadowed by his weight troubles. Nicknamed El Gordito de Oro - or 'The Golden Fat Man' - he arrived at Independiente Medellin in 1999 weighing 200.6lb (91kg) but still managed to score 24 goals in 38 games that year.

    By 2006, he had ballooned to 231.5lb (105kg) and agreed to go under the knife on a reality TV show called Cambio Extreme in his homeland, during which he said: "If I had been thin, I would have been better than Ronaldo and would have played for Real or Milan."

    Procedures on the show included liposuction on his chin, fat removal from his cheeks, and a gastric bypass operation conducted by one of the surgeons who operated on Diego Maradona when he was morbidly obese. Valenciano also had his teeth whitened and had injections in his armpits to prevent excessive sweating.

    After the surgery, he was down to 189.6lb (86kg) and rejoined first club Junior de Barranquilla for a brief spell.


    Ronaldo (1993-2011)

    Even as a 21-year-old at the 1998 World Cup, questions had been raised over whether Ronaldo had put on weight. The questions became blunter in 2006, when Fabio Capello reportedly asked him: "Aren't you ashamed of being fat?"

    As he became increasingly injury-prone, Ronaldo had struggled to stay slim and earned the nickname El Gordo, or 'The Fat One'. At the 2006 World Cup, Brazil's physical trainer revealed he weighed over 200lb (90.8kg) and, during his time at AC Milan in 2007, he was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, which slowed his metabolism.

    In February this year, he was forced to call time on his career, having lost the battle to his body. He also lost the battle to win over the Corinthians supporters: they painted "Ronaldo is a shameless fatty" on a wall at the club's training ground shortly before he hung up his boots.


    Benni McCarthy (1995-2011)

    The warning signs had been there for West Ham: McCarthy's waistline became a growing problem during the end of his time with Blackburn, with Sam Allardyce warning he needed to slim down.

    "We need to get a little bit more body fat off Benni," Allardyce said. "Most have been brought up on sugars they shouldn't have been, and those are addictive. It is not easy to wean yourself off those sort of sweets."

    And so it proved. When struggling West Ham brought McCarthy in during the window transfer window of 2010, they were - as vice-chairwoman Karren Brady later explained - "in desperate haste for a striker". Injury hampered his chances of getting into shape at Upton Park and, by the summer, things were becoming markedly worse.

    "Benni McCarthy's body-fat measurement is 24.2%," Hammers co-owner David Sullivan said in May that year. "Mine is 25.4%. Benni McCarthy is nearly as fat as me. I don't know at what point this becomes a breach of contract."

    McCarthy managed to rack up a reported £200,000 in fines for failing to meet fitness targets before, in April 2011, the Hammers paid him £1.5 million to leave the club having failed to score a single goal.

    "Benni McCarthy was a big fat mistake," Brady later wrote in The Sun. "Rather than the super scorer we hoped for, we acquired a super size, a player devoted to filling his belly more than filling the net. As time went by, he grew bigger and bigger."
    You'll Never Walk Alone! - i have the best job in the world!

  15. #875

    Default Re: LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB *56* - You'll Never Walk Alone!! Com'on You REDS!!!

    How come Sammy lee left the club?

  16. #876
    Senior Member Cheesecake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    I live in a haunted house!!!!!
    Posts
    16,385

    Default Re: LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB *56* - You'll Never Walk Alone!! Com'on You REDS!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by grumpy View Post
    How come Sammy lee left the club?
    think got internal reshuffle.

    steve clarke could be no.2 soon.


    kevin keen from west ham will join the coaching stuff.
    You'll Never Walk Alone! - i have the best job in the world!

  17. #877
    Senior Member Cheesecake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    I live in a haunted house!!!!!
    Posts
    16,385

    Default Re: LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB *56* - You'll Never Walk Alone!! Com'on You REDS!!!

    Reds linked to Niang
    Anfield outfit reported to have checked on Tottenham's interest

    By Patrick Haond. Last Updated: July 1, 2011 10:51am




    Liverpool are the latest club to be linked to Caen rising star M'baye Niang and are reported to have made an initial enquiry to the French club.

    Skysports.com understands that Tottenham made a bid for the 16-year-old sensation in the closing days of June after watching the striker burst onto the scene at the end of last season.

    Caen chairman Jean-Francois Fortin has not received any official offer, but it has been reported in France that Liverpool have checked on the substance of Tottenham's approach.

    Liverpool's principal owner, John W Henry, has made it clear that the club's priority is to invest in youth in the transfer market, which would open long-term potential and sell-on value.

    Caen are thought to want to keep Niang, who scored three goals in seven matches last season, for another year and that could mean that the teenager may return to France on loan if a transfer materialises.

    But Fortin is still waiting for an offer, as he told L'Equipe on Friday: "I have had no proposition.

    "But if we receive one, we will study it."
    You'll Never Walk Alone! - i have the best job in the world!

  18. #878
    Senior Member roDz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Rafa & Kuyt's neighbourhood
    Posts
    647

    Default Re: LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB *56* - You'll Never Walk Alone!! Com'on You REDS!!!

    Hello people...long time no hear from ya'll...

  19. #879
    Senior Member Cheesecake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    I live in a haunted house!!!!!
    Posts
    16,385

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by roDz
    Hello people...long time no hear from ya'll...
    wa! ghost!
    You'll Never Walk Alone! - i have the best job in the world!

  20. #880

    Default Re: LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB *56* - You'll Never Walk Alone!! Com'on You REDS!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by roDz View Post
    Hello people...long time no hear from ya'll...
    You are back!Honeymoon over?

Page 44 of 50 FirstFirst ... 193439424344454649 ... LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •