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Biggest Disappointments XI of the last 20 years

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by Halmeister, Mar 22, 2020.

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  1. keniget

    keniget Part of the Furniture Member

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    I’d add Mark ‘Speedy’ ‘The Chilean Beckham’ Gonzalez.
     
  2. manwithnoname

    manwithnoname Bravo old man. Bravo. Banned

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    I would add another vote for Pellegrini, not because anyone who wasn't a fucking cretin actually thought he was a good signing, because fucking NOBODY did, but because he gave us one of 6CM's most gloriously shit nicknames (from Oncy, I think)

    Pellebastard

    He was fucking shit. Him and fucking JOSEMI.
     
  3. Irishanfield

    Irishanfield Tiocfaidh ár lá Member

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    Yeah couldn't off load the useless tosser because of his high wages. Think when we eventually sent him to some French club on loan we were still pay 2/3 or half  of his wages
     
  4. Rosco

    Rosco Worse than Brendan Honorary Member

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    I'm taking it as those who never lived up to their promise or reputation , and I'm going deep.

    Kirkland

    Ziege
    Ilori
    Sakho
    Clyne

    Joe Allen
    Alou Diarra
    Aquilani

    Kewell
    Benteke
    Carroll
     
  5. gene hughes

    gene hughes Part of the Furniture Member

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    I still think Markovic could come good.
     
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  6. manwithnoname

    manwithnoname Bravo old man. Bravo. Banned

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    That's a very fine list, although I'm not sure Andy really had that great a reputation, nor did Joe Allen (ignoring Rodgers) really. No idea about Ilori.

    Of course, I like it because you have included one of my very first bete noires - the utterly fucking useless cunt that was Chris Kirkland.

    Signed after a gloriously rubbish season with his relegated club Coventry, in a classic case of "busy goalkeeper in a shit defence can make some good saves because he has to make about 30 a match". And sure enough, he did against us, as we fucking murdered them about 4-0 at Anfield, with Heskey running riot. And he made a good save, after letting in 4.

    And so Houllier and Liverpool, in a classic bit of utter fuckery, first signed Jerzy Dudek for a record fee, and then broke their own transfer record FOR A PLAYER WHO PLAYS IN THE SAME POSITION - IN THE SAME FUCKING WEEK - and made Kirkland the most expensive goalkeeper in British transfer history.

    And he was young! And English! And his fucking Dad put a bet on that he would play for England one day when Chris was in the womb or some shit.

    And he was fucking SHITE. And don't get me started on his bad back, or "luck with injuries".  The only "luck" involved in his injuries was that he had so many, and therefore didn't play for us very often. Lucky us.

    He was slow as fuck. He couldn't kick a ball more than 10 yards. He had all the agility of an arthritic panda. He looked like a goalie, because he was skinny and rangy and gormless, but he was utterly, UTTERLY fucking useless. He had one of the worst shot:save ratios in recorded history; essentially, anything hit at a moderate pace that wasn't directly at him, was a goal.

    He dived for shots like a fucking war-time lookout that had been shot out of a fucking tree.

    And then we have that derby game. Lee Carsley scoring the winner with a goal that could have been stopped if we'd let someone from the crowd run onto the pitch after he'd hit it, and make the save.

    The first Liverpool player I really quite hated because he was just so fucking shit, and everyone seemed blind to just how shit he was, apart from me.
     
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    Squiggles Very Well-Known Member

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    ------------------------------Karius-----------------------------------
    ----Ziege---------Sakho--------------Lovren--------Moreno
    -----------------------Şahin--------Aquilani----------------------
    -------Cole----------------Kewell-----------Gonzalez--------
    -----------------------------Carroll--------------------------------
     
  8. moron

    moron i am legend Member

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    I dont understand why some of you put Clyne in that list, as a defender he was very good.  I remember him filling last season for TAA,  in the Man U game and he did not put a foot wrong and Rashford did not get a look in.  Before VVD arrived he Clyne was the only decent and consistent defender we had.
     
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  9. Donavan Ried

    Donavan Ried Minamino our new Japanese Brazilian Member

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    Never played at his best for Liverpool, choose instead to save it for Real Madrid

    Also add to the list Marko Grujić... Had a great pre-season and when down hill from there
     
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  10. Rosco

    Rosco Worse than Brendan Honorary Member

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    He's 28 and hasn't been good for four years.
     
  11. moron

    moron i am legend Member

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    He has not played has he ? and when he has played or was playing regularly little to no negativity was attributed to his performances for us.  Point is he lost his place to TAA and Klopp prefers atracking fullbacks, thats not the players fault.
     
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    moron i am legend Member

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    What the fuck ?, Arbeola never played at his best ? Its because he was good that Real Madrid wanted him, and as for Grujic, he hardly played for us, in some cases because of CL qualifying needs young kids like him cannot be risked for the first team.   I would like to see at least 5 to 6 full games given to him to judge if he is gonna be a total dissapointment.
     
  13. Rosco

    Rosco Worse than Brendan Honorary Member

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    It doesn't matter what the reason is. To be very good in your early twenties and then irrelevant during what should be your prime is disappointing - whether it's down to injury, lack of opportunity or secret suspensions.
     
  14. Rosco

    Rosco Worse than Brendan Honorary Member

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    Had Arbeloa been disappointing for us, he never would have gotten a chance with Real.
     
  15. Aidan O' Neill

    Aidan O' Neill Well-Known Member

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    He was excellent for Liverpool.
     
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    What a rant!! He was rubbish though. That Carsley goal was abysmal.
     
  17. Rosco

    Rosco Worse than Brendan Honorary Member

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    I looked at his wiki to make sure his signing was within the last 20 years, he barely made it.

    I'd be open to dropping Joe Allen for Naby.
     
  18. Rosco

    Rosco Worse than Brendan Honorary Member

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    The game against Messi !
     
  19. Halmeister

    Halmeister Some sort of pun about having a well known member Member

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    Clyne is in my team for two reasons mainly:

    1. There weren't many other right backs that I had high hopes for and subsequently failed to live up to them

    2. He started so promisingly, but his career has fizzled out to the point where people forget he even exists.

    He should have achieved more. And for that reason he's a big disappointment.
     
  20. Donavan Ried

    Donavan Ried Minamino our new Japanese Brazilian Member

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    If Grujic was up to it he would be playing, or at least be in the match day squad
    And yes Arbeola played well for us, but he saved his best football for Real...
     
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