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Top 10 worst transfers

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by Stevesquash, Sep 10, 2019.

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  1. manwithnoname

    manwithnoname Bravo old man. Bravo. Member

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    Yeah, we've been through all this.

    But it is FACT that players such as Joe Allen, Borini, and Benteke were Rodgers' choices, even if it seems obvious that Balotelli was anywhere near his first choice.
     
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    Did we really pay £42m for Benteke? We sold him for £28m with a net loss of £14m. That's the same as Carroll and Downing.
    Aquilani was the worst as he was shit scared to play in the Prem League
     
  3. manwithnoname

    manwithnoname Bravo old man. Bravo. Member

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    Farkmaster Very Well-Known Member

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    Aquilani the only one of these with a banner.
     
  5. manwithnoname

    manwithnoname Bravo old man. Bravo. Member

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    These lists, and discussions about former players, managers, owners etc, reinforces what a very, very good team and squad we have now under Klopp.

    After the dismal Hodgson era and false dawn under Kenny, where we had the horrific Carroll, Konchesky, Cole, Adam, Poulsen, Downing et al stinking out Anfield, the subsequent improvement under Rodgers (at first), still meant we had thousands of posts and hundreds of threads arguing and moaning about the likes of Joe Allen, Lucas, Sakho, Mignolet, Borini, Toure and Balotelli et al.

    Now? The odd moan about Lallana - who never plays anymore anyway - and an ongoing, but hardly vicious, debate about Henderson and the creativity of the midfield three, and lack of cover for the front three.

    There's nobody else left to despair over. It's a very good team right now. Can't recall the last time everything seemed so rosy, even the Glory Years of Rafa and Rodgers (well, he had one almost glory year) was still full of complaints about certain aspects of the team (attack for Benitez, defence for Rodgers).

    Long may it last!

    (It won't)
     
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    I'm a lot more optimistic that it will last. Klopp knew when he arrived that he had to change not only the team but the club's whole mindset, hence his comment about "turning doubters into believers", and IMO he's well on the way to doing it. After Istanbul we p!$$ed a terrific opportunity up the wall. That's not going to happen under these owners and this manager. Goodness only knows how you're going to react to this, but I'll say it anyway:

    Keep the faith.
     
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  7. manwithnoname

    manwithnoname Bravo old man. Bravo. Member

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    We didn't spend a penny this summer. That's a concern.

    But anyway! THIS IS POSITIVE TIME
     
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  8. Halmeister

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    I haven't read external article, but how do you calculate the extent of how bad a transfer is? Price? Lack of talent? Detrimental impact? A combination of all of the above?

    Players like Konchesky and Poulsen were fucking horrendous, but they only monged about on the pitch for a few months. People like Moreno, while obviously more talented, was costing us games for years.

    My list would look something like...

    Markovic
    Moreno
    Balotelli
    Borini
    Aquilani
    Karius
    Aspas
    Downing
    Carroll
    Adam

    All of those players came with high expectations, most had hefty transfer fees which, in a lot of cases, we recouped nothing from, and were utterly abysmal on the pitch - often actively detrimental. And some of them were here for fucking years, too.
     
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    Markovic YES
    Moreno NO
    Balotelli YES
    Borini MEH
    Aquilani YES
    Karius YES
    Aspas YES
    Downing - he did get one goal...
    Carroll YES
    Adam - Those corners...
     
  10. Halmeister

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

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    Moreno cost us the Europa League final, not to mention countless other goals and games, putting in maybe a handful of good performances in 5 years. He was a complete and utter braindead liability who was here for the entirety of his contract and cost a decent wedge. Dreadful transfer.

    If you think Borini was only "MEH" you need to go back and watch him. I'm not sure he's even a footballer. It's testament to his serious lack of ability that he was moved from striker to right back after he eventually left here. And he cost a fair bit, too.
     
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