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RedPoppy
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9. feb. 2013 13:36
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Pacheco scorede i sin debut for Huesca. for en lille uge siden.

HĂĄber virkelig han fĂĄr succes. Han fortjener den, om ik andet sĂĄ for den loyalitet han har vist os.
Elsker at blogge, og debattere om fodbold.

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Jesse Pinkman
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9. feb. 2013 21:25
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Rent spillemæssigt er det ikke svært at advokere det fornuftige i Carraghers beslutning, for både hans egen og holdets skyld på den lange bane. Men min indre fodboldromantiker er helt ude at skide. Hver sæson har man (naivt) siddet og håbet, at omfanget af tro tjeneste over for klubben fra Carra (og Gerrard) ville blive belønnet med en mesterskabsmedalje på et eller andet tidspunkt, inden karrieren blev indstillet. Og selvom man har haft på fornemmelsen længe, at det aldrig ville komme til at ske, så er det først nu det lader til at blive den endegyldige realitet. Trist. /sentimental mode off


Jeg skal ikke kunne sige hvordan det ikke er gået op for mig, at Carra aldrig vil løfte det trofæ (som spiller!!*løftet pegefinger*). Men det kommer så nu.. Lorte verden.
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Dette indlæg er blevet rettet 9. feb. 2013 21:27 af Jesse Pinkman
rozzer
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10. feb. 2013 08:49
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Lettere naivt at tro Carra, eller for den sags skyld Gerrard ville løfte det forbandet trofæ. Muligheden var der i 08/09, men nu? Trin for trin pædagogik, er vejen frem...

I usually have a second pair of glasses but I can\´t find them because it\´s hard to find glasses without glasses! - The JĂĽrgmeister
Khankar
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10. feb. 2013 10:45
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Hvor er den fjerdeplads dog langt væk og Tottenhan ligner ikke et hold, der kunne løbe ind i et formdyk.
Razz
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10. feb. 2013 12:05
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Fin blog fra Owen om vennen Jamie Carragher


Michael´s Blog: 9th February 2013

CARRA


I had known it was coming for a while, but for some reason, until you see it appear in a newspaper or flash across your TV screen, it never seems to sink in. Jamie Carragher, or ´Carra´ to most of the footballing world, announced that he will retire from the game at the end of the current Premier League campaign.

As always with this type of news, the initial reaction from the majority of people in the game will be to feel a sense of sadness. It was certainly mine. Having played so well in recent weeks it is understandable for many people to believe that Carra still has what it takes to compete at the top level for at least another season. After all, he has only just turned 35 and he plays in a position that requires an experienced head. It is also a position that, providing you have a football brain and your positional play is up to scratch, can leave you less exposed than many of the other positions on the field of play.

So, why did Carra decide to call it a day and was there a reason behind the timing of the announcement? What is Carra like as a person and a player and how will the next chapter of his life pan out? As a room-mate and team mate for 7 years and a friend for 16, I´d like to pay my own tribute to Carra and share my opinion on what made him the player he is.

After two substitute appearances, Carra made his full debut at Anfield against Aston Villa on the 18th January, 1997. I was in the crowd watching him as he scored a header at The Kop end in a 3-0 victory! After a couple more appearances, Carra found himself slipping back down the pecking order due to some of the established first team regulars returning to fitness.

In May 1997 I was called into the squad for the first time and it coincided with Carra being back amongst the first team squad. As you can imagine, the two youngsters in the squad were thrown in a room together and the rest is history.

We formed a lasting friendship while rooming together for 7 years, playing hundreds of games between us and winning a few trophies along the way. That was until Rafa Benitez took over and immediately broke up all of the existing room pairings. His idea was to pair both centre halves together, full-backs and wide men, central midfielders, strike partners etc, presumably trying to forge a good relationship prior to the following day’s game. Rest assured, we didn´t approve of that idea!

As a player, a huge attribute of Carra´s is his toughness. There was a season that I vividly remember him being in such pain leading up to games that I was astounded to see him out on the pitch. He was taking pain killers like smarties and somehow got to the end of the season having played virtually every minute before undergoing surgery to cure his problem. His attitude and work rate in the gym having suffered a broken leg in an away game at Blackburn was another sight to behold. He couldn´t bear being out injured and came back from that injury in double quick time.

In my opinion, Carra´s best attribute is between his ears. I have no doubt that, if asked, he could have played in any position on the park to a high standard. He quite simply has a ´football brain´. It was probably no coincidence. As a youngster he represented England as a striker. He then made his debut for Liverpool as a central midfielder before playing for years under Gerard Houllier as a full-back. Finally, it is at centre back where he ended up and who will ever forget his performance in Istanbul where every quality he possesses was evident on the biggest club stage of all?

His relationship with the fans is second to none. People can relate to him. His demeanour, attitude and style of play both characterised and represented where he is from. He lives in the city and rubs shoulders with the fans over a pint after a game on a Saturday. He was brought up that way. In many ways his retirement from International Football at a relatively young age helped form an even stronger bond with the fans. They felt that he only had eyes for them and to a certain degree it was true. He was proud to play for his country but he always seemed to be fourth choice. I think the tipping point came when his two kids arrived. Being away from home for long periods is tough enough but when you are not playing it compounds the agony. With players of a similar age ahead of him in the queue, he decided to focus his efforts on Liverpool.

The timing of the announcement was typical Carra. Inevitably, whenever the news broke it was going to make the headlines. However, he chose the day after an England game, maybe a strategic ploy to get his story slightly watered down during other major sporting news while also creating enough time between the announcement and Liverpool´s next game for the dust to settle and the news not to be too much of a distraction. It was a reflection of how he is as a player and person - understated, unselfish and class.

One of the most flattering things to have been brought up since Carra made his announcement is the possibility of retiring the No.23 shirt. I read an interesting tweet from Paul Dalglish (son of Kenny) suggesting it wouldn´t be a great idea. I have to go along with his reasoning. Nearly every kid in the red half of Merseyside will grow up wanting to be Carra. Wearing ´his´ shirt will not only create something to strive for, but once on their back, provide a responsibility to wear the shirt displaying the same pride as the previous owner. Much like the Newcastle No.9, the Liverpool No.7, and the Manchester United No.7, the Liverpool No.23 will from now on always be synonymous with the man who wore it.

So what next for Carra? There is no doubt that he is management material. He is an encyclopaedia of football knowledge and potential managerial talents like him don´t come around too often. On the flip side to that, he isn´t the most tolerant of people and I´d envisage him having the odd confrontation with some of the more pampered footballers of today. I also don´t see him wanting to venture far from the North West. He is, and always has been, amongst his friends and family in Bootle and prizing him away could be an impossible task.

Of course, the perfect job in the long term would be the Liverpool hot seat but it remains to be seen whether a rookie manager could take on a job so big. Maybe working his way up the ladder from within is the way to go, treading those same famous steps as many of the boot room boys did during the club’s glory years. Whatever he does, sometimes you come across people in life that are just born to succeed. Carra is certainly one of them.

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Det er flot, at du kan lukke lort ud, men det er jo sådan set ikke noget at være stolt af. Ethvert røvhul kan gøre det samme. Selv et rotterøvhul kan presse små klumper lort ud. Du bør virkelig stile efter mere her i livet end at kunne efterligne et
Fribytter
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10. feb. 2013 13:22
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Ja, den er god. Delen med at give spillerne nye værelseskammerater skulle dog eftersigende også have været for at bryde klikerne og især scouserkliken.
"The problem with my life is that I´ve said too much shit in the past and no-one forgets it"
Razz
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10. feb. 2013 14:35
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Det er vist meget klassisk, at den nye chef prøver at nedbryde hierarkierne.
Det er flot, at du kan lukke lort ud, men det er jo sådan set ikke noget at være stolt af. Ethvert røvhul kan gøre det samme. Selv et rotterøvhul kan presse små klumper lort ud. Du bør virkelig stile efter mere her i livet end at kunne efterligne et
Fribytter
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10. feb. 2013 14:38
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Jep. Og der var jo også kommet lidt en tendens blandt de lokale stjerner til at se LFC som et skridt på vejen til noget større.
"The problem with my life is that I´ve said too much shit in the past and no-one forgets it"
Sophus Krølben
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10. feb. 2013 18:45
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Fin tribute fra Owen.

Old cynic rozzer, det virker måske naivt i den nuværende situation, hvor holdet er miles away fra noget der ligner et mesterskab, og hvor Carras niveau (bortset fra de seneste par kampe) har været stærkt på retur. Det er dog ikke så forfærdeligt længe siden, at man sad med en vis tro på, at Carra sgu nok kunne fortsætte til tæt på de 40 på sine fighteregenskaber alene.

Og han kunne nok også godt have trukket en reserverolle i truppen et par sæsoner mere, hvis han virkelig ville (og i den tid kunne holdet muligvis nærme sig toppen igen), men med begyndende formnedgang og nyt spillesystem er det forståeligt (og forventeligt) at han ønsker at stoppe nu med sin værdighed og status intakt.
Aaahhh banter
rozzer
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10. feb. 2013 20:33
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Han stopper pĂĄ det helt rigtige tidspunkt.

Bekymrende for Liverpool er at - foruden Agger - resten af centerforsvarene hverken stabile eller gode nok.

Jeg læser dog Ayres udtalelser og Kellys forlængelse som at man på sigt - måske allerede fra sommer - ser ham som centerforsvarer.



I usually have a second pair of glasses but I can\´t find them because it\´s hard to find glasses without glasses! - The JĂĽrgmeister

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