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The best passer we've ever had?

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

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  1. Piedro

    Piedro Very Well-Known Honorary Member

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    Xabi may have been a great passer of a Football, but he wasn't a great passer of tips for good service in restaurants.

    The fucking Mingebag.
     
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    Never forget Pete. Never forget.
     
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    Piedro Very Well-Known Honorary Member

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    Cant mate, scarred me for life.
     
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    I would say Kenny
     
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    Khalido Very Active Member

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    Its between Molby and Alonso, and I would give it to Molby because he had more vision in his game, so he would play more killer passes than Xabi.
     
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    Dreambeliever Looking on the brightside Member

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    Haven’t read the thread but if any answer doesn’t start and finish with Jan Molby then you haven’t done your research.

    Genius
     
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    Strangely, I remember Jari Lithmanen as a phenomenal passer of the ball
     
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    bluebell Very Active Member

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    Don't really remember him doing much when he was here.
     
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    Pesam Forum Moderator Forum Moderator

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    Yup, he saw passes that mere mortals didn't, many of his passes that put Rush through on goal were ridiculous.
     
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    Judge Jules SCM Addict Member

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    Jari spent far too short a time here.  We looked better for his presence almost every game he played (the one exception being a match at Chelsea when the whole side played like a bunch of puppets with their strings cut) and he went on to play CL football for Ajax after he left LFC.  GH treated the guy abominably.
     
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    THIS.
     
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    Have to agree with Mølby but Whelan wasn’t bad either. You don’t spend as long as he did in that midfield without being fucking awesome.
     
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    I was going to say Jan Molby but many people have said his name already so I won’t say Jan Molby and go for Igor Biscan.
     
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    SummerOnions Let's Push Things Forward Member

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    Dick's out he'd win
     
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    Pesam Forum Moderator Forum Moderator

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    Igor is currently manager of HNK Rajika who are 2-0 up away to Aberdeen tonight in some Europa League qualifier (4-0 agg) ....go Igor! I am aware how sad it is that I know this so don't bother telling me.
     
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    StevieM SCM's resident Beer Nazi, Wine Snob & Comic Geek Honorary Member

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    Hansen could pick a pass too.

    Generally to Rush, on its way to the back of the net.
     
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    Surprised that Souness has not featured much in this thread. He possessed the full range of passing and such an intelligent footballing brain. Knew exactly when to slow the play down but his first instinct was always the forward pass and his technique has only been equalled by one player in my time watching the mighty reds. Stevie G.

    Before then, Ian Callaghan converted from a classical jinking winger into a modern style central midfielder linking the play and an understated part of our great 60s and 70s sides. Composed, clever passer who would fit in to any of the top teams now.

    My favourite though was Peter Cormack for anyone who can remember him. Stylish,  classy attacking midfielder who could thread passes through the tightest defence, a true artist on the ball with the touch of genius although he didn't have the longevity of some of our all time greats.
     
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    rurikbird Part of the Furniture Honorary Member

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    I'm sure everyone will agree that the best passer of the ball in the current team is Trent – which is why an idea of him eventually moving into midfield cannot be dismissed. There is a reason best passers in history all play in center of the pitch where they have the whole pitch to find their angles
     
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    Gerrard for me - just over Xabi.

    The reason for this is Gerrard could hit a long range pass inch perfect from deep positions - and he could also play in a delightful ball in an advance role in tight spaces.

    His passing game was proven all over the pitch in any circumstance.

    Having said that Xabi was not someone we had playing in advanced positions so we didn't get to see that side of his game.

    Looking back at those times Xabi/Gerrard/Mascherano & Kaka/Pirlo/Gattuso were the 2 best central midfield partnerships.

    Each midfield had 2 highly gifted technical players supported by a nutcase ball winner.
     
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