If I Hear the Word "Moneyball" One More F'n Time... : Summer Transfer Thread II

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  1. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator Staff Member

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  2. lotsogolazo

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    Neymar
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    ....who else is rated at least 3.5 stars in Football Manager...:p
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    kopiteinkc Moderator Staff Member

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    In the previous thread -- all 1000 posts of it, did we sign anybody? Thought not .... nothing to see here, moving on. :(
  4. LiverpoolFanatic

    LiverpoolFanatic Peace.

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    I feel the same way every close season, and yet still find myself checking the transfer thread multiple times every day just on the off chance. Perhaps I should have learned my lesson when I saw that we'd signed Robbie Keane from Spurs a couple of years ago and I instantly shouted, "We're gonna win the league!" Oh well...


  5. kopiteinkc

    kopiteinkc Moderator Staff Member

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    You have read Fever Pitch right? We are gonna win the league every season in July! :)
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    StiltonFC Viking Pineapple Presents

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    read it? i wrote it...
  7. kopiteinkc

    kopiteinkc Moderator Staff Member

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    F-ing Arsenal fan -- I knew it! ;)
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    Well, we ALMOST did!

    This quote from Brandon is not going to do much for our patience and anxiety here:
    It could be a few more weeks of twiddling our thumbs.
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    That's because we ought to have asked Dave Whelan ...
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    i had been a football fan for quite a while when i read FP. i think anyone who's been a "fan" can immediately connect with Hornby's love affair with Gunners. i read the book in the early 90s, and i wasn't the Liverpool fan i am today. i didn't become a Gunners fan then, but on my second trip to London in 1995, i took the tube up to Highbury and walked around the area, trying to get a sense of the neighborhood and all that. it wasn't until 1998, IIRC, that i was seduced by Liverpool.
  11. Twenty26Six

    Twenty26Six Feeling Sheepish...

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  12. liverbird

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    Well I have read Fever Pitch and I never thought of Highbury as a place to visit. But the description of male football fanaticism in it is perfect. I suspect that we won't have new buys until the end of the month. I remember saying in the new manager debate that firing Dalglish meant we would not buy until later and I am convinced it will largely be from the remainders bin. So the wish lists are probably wrong
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    I shudda knowd it.......!!!!

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    Strong suspicion that we aren't going to sign anyone, or the 1 or 2 signees are going to be very underwhelming.
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    was that a disappointment!

    i detest the NY Yankees, but the Bosox aren't far behind in my fan hate...
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    StiltonFC Viking Pineapple Presents

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    you need a hug.
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    StiltonFC Viking Pineapple Presents

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    i have no idea what the area was like in the days of The Treble, but it was a very "eclectic" -- if that's the proper term -- neighborhood in 1995. lots of "ethnic" goings on, but i think the residents are mostly "white". i didn't expect to see Championship Vinyl around there, but it should have been.
  19. lotsogolazo

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    The transfer thread is at the very least the go-to place on this forum for witty banter during slow summer work days. It's convenient that most conversation is condensed into one thread for a few months.

    I wound't mind if all personnel resources were focused on getting the current players to mold into this system this summer. Like LB hinted at, hopefully BR and his staff are having a good look at everyone currently on our payroll and figuring out who will fit in.
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    I propose a manly group hug!
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    none of this crud

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  22. imasyko

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    If we can keep our CB's, get Lucas healthy, keep Suarez and Reina...get quality minutes from Cole, Shelvy, Henderson and have SG stay healthy - that may be the best summer we can ask for.
  23. Twenty26Six

    Twenty26Six Feeling Sheepish...

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    Didn't we say the same thing about a healthy Gerrard last year?

    We need to buy something from somewhere.
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    Carlton Cole is coming to Liverpool?
  25. Twenty26Six

    Twenty26Six Feeling Sheepish...

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    I had to chuckle when a previous article said that Brendan Rodgers had contacted Joe Cole. All I could think was: "what for?".
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