Full throttle football

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    NotoriousBingo
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    because we have been relying on slowpoke Sturridge to stretch the opposition defenses and he can´t do it anymore

    #1423757
    Number8wasgr8
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    True Bingo, hate to say it but he has lost that pace & I think it was a vital part of his make up as a top striker. I think he will be gone in the summer in any case.

    #1423796

    redsforever
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    Number 8 the only complaint i havr about full throttle football is that the owners/klopp failed to strengthen the squad in the summer. They knew about the fixtures in december n january and shouldve prepared properly. if only we had signed another forward/winger to deputise for mane and coutinho

    #1423824

    NotoriousBingo
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    Its better to wait for the right players but perhaps selling Ibe was a step too far, we could have used him in the absence of Mane but of course nobody could have foreseen the injury problems Ojo has faced this season.
    I got more hopes for him to break into the team than Sturridge coming good, he got that pace we need and can actually stretch a defense and put a decent cross in.

    #1423832
    Hightown hope
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    Bingo…Ibe has hardly been pulling up trees for Bournemouth this season though.

    Anyway on a brighter note I’m visiting your country a week today, and really looking forward to it. It’s my mid season winter break…I’m jaded as well having watched so much crap this month!!

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    MrMakaveli
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    Selling Ibe was a great move but using the money to buy Brandt wouldnt be a bad idea.

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    Hightown hope
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    Excuse my ignorance, but who is Brandt? I know nothing about him

    #1423851

    NotoriousBingo
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    Not really, we got a really good fee for the lad, I actually think the fee and his new contract might have gotten to his head a bit. He could have still served a purpose and we would not have to rely on Lallana as a forward or Sturridge if he was here.

    I can understand that, thankfully I´ve been too busy fishing to catch all of our games this month, usually though that has been a lucky charm. Let me know if you head to the Westfjords of Iceland. The pints will be on me…

    #1423856

    ian2105
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    Sturridge has lost his pace and it’s clear to see. He’s definitely a different player / threat these days. He can still finish and has skill so has his uses, but he isn’t the player to stretch teams etc from what I see. That means that he isn’t a very good like for like replacement of mane! He still has skills to be used and for us to take advantage of, but our coaches and manager need to work out how it fits into our style and if it doesn’t at all or Sturridge isn’t happy with how it fits in then it’ll be time to say goodbyes

    #1423961
    mwake
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    For once I agree with Carragher, Sturridge needs a ball played to him. When he had his best seasons he had Coutinho, Suarez, Sterling and Henderson attempting through balls all the time to him and he loved that! We dont play like that now, we have much more interchanging with the attack and Sturridge isnt always the focus of attack. Also as others have mentioned Sturridge has lost his pace a lot, the amount of times I’ve watched Sturridge give up on chasing a pass has been many this season, in his youth he would have caught a lot more of those balls… As a result I think he tries to overcompensate by dribbling excessively which comes off hit and miss.

    #1424096

    captkirk
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    A few of us here including our friend Davinci wanted Rodgers to buy Wanyama in the final year of his tenure. He’s the type of player who is intelligent enough to know when trouble is brewing when we are in full throttle attack mode and talented and athletic enough to thwart any attempts made by the opposition to catch us on the break. However Poch was smart enough to recognise his worth. One player who would be very useful to us in a similar role would be Jacob of WBA. Sorry for not coming up with a fancier name like Naigollan as I don’t watch the Serie A or La Liga. An exchange Sakho against the Argentine would not be a bad piece of business.

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