Discussion in 'Korea' started by Sergei Mantis, Jan 25, 2012.
Who knows how many lives Ryan Shawcross saved when he broke Ramsey's leg ...
Perhaps I shoulda posted in the WTF LOL thread
Shawcross saved Justin Bieber's life, OMFG!
leverkusen vs barcelona
the 10 pt gap between real madrid down to barca is still shocking.
Sweet. Betted on Sanchez to score in this game. Pay out.
Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won’t come again
And don’t speak too soon
For the wheel’s still in spin
And there’s no tellin’ who that it’s namin’
For the loser now will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin’
Late last January (2011) I was compelled to write an open letter to Fernando Torres as he packed his bags and headed for Chelsea. As we all now know Fernando went through with his move and took his chances in West London. At the same time you were in the midst of agreeing your transfer to Liverpool, and it wasn’t too long before the Kop had forgotten their former number 9 and were singing the praises of their new hero.
We all delighted in your effervescence as you danced through the Manchester United defence, and your audacity as you smashed the ball home from a ridiculous angle at the Stadium of Light.
For almost every kid in the red half of Liverpool there was only one name that they wanted on their Liverpool shirt. Luis Suarez. We just couldn’t get enough.
Then after the home fixture with Man United in October we saw Alex Ferguson up to his tricks again. A year earlier he had singled out Torres as a ‘diver’.Now Torres had gone, he had a new danger man in his sights. “Suarez was diving all over the place” he said. He spoke and the press lapped it up, as usual. Operation Smear Suarez had begun.
However worse was to follow.
So much has been written about the Evra accusations that i do not intend going over it again. Except to say that I, like many, many other Liverpool fans, players and manager, publicly declared our support for your version of events. The FA report was greeted with incredulity and merely stiffened our support.
We felt that justice had not been seen to be done. Your good name was sullied.
In light of this we have all suffered. I have been called a racist so many times on twitter that I can’t care to remember, merely for supporting your case. Our fans have been vilified by opposition supporters and the media. Kenny Dalglish has been pilloried.
Now we have the unbelievable reaction over a handshake.
“He should have shook hands, then we could have moved on” they said.
Again, we all have our views on that farce. Why were the FA reluctant to cancel the ritual? If it was deemed like no other occasion, why then did the referee order the reversal of normal protocol whereby the home team walk down the away team’s line? Did Evra really show intention to shake hands?
These questions are, of course, incidental now. The furore blew up as expected.
“He must apologise. LFC must apologise. Dalglish must apologise” they said again “Then we can move on”
Finally an acceptance at FSG and Liverpool FC that sometimes you are in a fight that you cannot win, hit home and in order to protect the image of the club and it’s sponsors a series of apologies were issued.
Now we can move on? Not a chance.
Manchester United have not apologised for the disgraceful comments of a manager who has the audacity to demand the immediate end of your LFC career, in contradiction to his rehabilitation of Cantona, Keane, Giggs, Rooney, Ferdinand and of course Peter Schmeichel after eachof them brought disgrace to Man United for various misdemeanours.
Neither has any apology been forthcoming for Evra’s antics in trying to gain entry to the Liverpool dressing room at the interval, or for his inflammatory antics in attempting to foster a reaction from you at the whistle.
So we are where we are.
You may feel that your love affair with Liverpool FC and its fans has been damaged. Not so.
This week we will get back to the real business of football. The Kop will sing your name Luis. We have all been through the mill to varying degrees, and the best way out is for us ALL to mount a major charm offensive.
You are the player the press love to hate right now. Liverpool FC and it fans are also targets. We must smile our way out of this. The apologies were the right way to start, no matter how they were brought about.
We fans must now rediscover our reputation as the friendliest, most knowledgeable fans in the game. That starts here. Kenny Dalglish is going to have to embrace the media, with a grin. You, my friend, will have to play with a smile on your face.
It has been clear since your return that there is NO doubt that your team-mates are fully behind you. The way Pepe, Danny Agger, Martin Skrtel and Glen Johnson had your back was great to see. The team spirit is unquestionable. That is a great foundation.
Soon, the focus of the media will find another target. Meanwhile, forget any thoughts that you are no longer wanted at Liverpool Football Club. In two weeks time we will hopefully celebrating a Carling Cup win at Wembley. The great stadium is a fantastic place for everyone involved with Liverpool FC to show the football world that we are truly a special football club.
“At the end of the storm, there’s a golden sky...”
Hope Cardiff City fans sing the Suarez chant at Wembley. Heck, I'm sure every team facing Scouse will sing it.
"We know what you are, we know what you aaaaaarreeeeeee. Luis Suarez, we know what you are."
Liverpool fans need to stop.
Welcome to Klanfield.
I just thought this was funny. Emmanuel adebayor responding to a gooner on twitter:
I remember Spurs used to sing this song about Adebayor:
His Dad washes elephants,
and his mother's a whore.
apparently now its:
His Dad is a doctor,
and his mum studied law.
$h!t just got real...
europa league on thursday
manchester united - ajax
lazio - atletico madrid
porto - man city
stoke - valencia (battle of the ugly and pretty)
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you're serious? that shit makes me cry.
this type of humor only the English really excel. hilarious
I thought this Shaqiri deal was interesting for such a player and the timing so soon after the window closed. Then I read the details on the fee (12M) and the fact that no major club went after him despite his stellar play in CL... WTF?
shaqiri will move this summer. The only thing he's proven is that he can play in a bigger league. He now has to prove if he can play for a middle table club or a upper level club.
Basel might needs him for the rest of the season. This winter transfer season was a snore... nothing happened. There is going to be a lot of activity this summer.
Um, Shaqiri deal is already done. Signed and to be delivered in the summer to bayern.
lol man i'm late. i can't follow all these leagues and NBA at once. Back up for ribery. He's cup tied though.
Again, he's not joining until the summer.
He could play centrally if everyone stays and stays healthy.
Wow i've never seen somebody sign into a club like this. I hope Basel can come out on top against bayern.
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