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The best passer we've ever had?

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by bluebell, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. bluebell

    bluebell Very Active Member

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    Just reading the Xabi's story, and then remembered some of those passes he made. Though I was very very young, I remembered some of Jan Molbys passes. Stevie G, could also hit a 50-yard pass too. Its not always the long overhead pass, but we had players like Beardsley who could do quick short intricate passes. I don't think we've had anyone as good as Xavi and Iniesta but who has?
     
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    doctor_mac My cowboy name is Garland Justice Moderator

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    "all he does is pass"
     
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    bluebell Very Active Member

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    Barnes in his latter days did just that. Unfortunately, it was sideways. I am sorry to speak ill of a legend, injuries took a toll on him and he adapted his game.
     
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    Barba Roja Plundering since 2005... Member

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    Redknapp was bloody good early on. He did get the unfortunate nickname of 'The Crab' in his later years though.
     
  5. Judge Jules

    Judge Jules SCM Addict Member

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    Souness wasn't principally known for his passing game but his short passing in particular was very good indeed.
     
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    Modo A contentious scando Member

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    Latter days, yes. Late 80s Barnes was an assist God.
     
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    Woland Part of the Furniture Member

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    If you look at the stats I'm pretty sure you'll find it was Lucas
     
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    binomial Active Member

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    Poulsen wern't bad like

    In all seriousness, Xabi Stevie and Coutinho produced some of the best I've ever seen at the club.
     
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    Mamma Mia Very Well-Known Member

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    2019 answer: Xabi
    2021 answer: Trent
     
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    Jan Molby - The original Pass Master


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    bluebell Very Active Member

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    Like Barnes, injuries took a toll on him
     
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    mom Very Active Member

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    I seem to remember Gerrard being pretty good at the odd cross field diagonal ball.
     
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    Markeh Very Well-Known Member

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    You know what really annoyed me about Xabi's passing, he used the same technique when he was shooting too.

    Great player though. I remember his debut against Bolton where I don't think he misplaced a single pass.
     
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    Judge Jules SCM Addict Member

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    He did the same with dead ball kicks.  His corners were surprisingly poor, his freekicks weren't much better (not consistently anyway), when he was picked to take the peno in normal time in Istanbul my jaw hit the floor, and we all know what happened - though of course his skill and intelligence then enabled him to redeem himself.

    But yes, what a Rolls Royce of a player at his best.
     
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    Markeh Very Well-Known Member

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    It's strange though I always had an expectation something good would happen when he was taking a free kick or corner.
     
  16. Judge Jules

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    I suspect most of us did, for a while anyway, precisely because he was such a fine, cultured, intelligent player.  .
     
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    Xabi's laser-guided long passes made me smile with wonderment over and over again. He was an astounding player.
     
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    Yes.  Molby was great. Epitomized by the double-winning season, and that Cup Final.  Ronnie Whelan was also very good.  Less range than Molby, but would pick apart a defense with the timing of his passes.
     
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    Don’t know about now, but up till 10 years or so ago, Molby used to play in Liverpool legend sides, and even though he’d only ever be walking with his massive gut, his passes we’re still unbelievably sublime.
     
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    I remember seeing him for the reserves mid-eighties.  Eager young players buzzing around, lots of energy, and Molby in the middle, strolling around like a benevolent uncle, a class apart.
     

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